Saturday, 7 June 2014

You're So Sweet

Hi crafters!  I decided I would show off the California Collection in today's card.  I had this pretty muted green patterned paper that I wanted to use and thought it would be perfect behind my aperture and for my sentiment.  I started out by embossing the background with my Basketweave embossing folder.  You can tell this card was made some time ago because that folder has sold out and is no longer available, sorry.  I used the Decorative Frames Set B from the California Collection to cut the aperture and it leaves the pretty piercing holes around the edge of it.   I cut  the border from the Italian collection and added it to the bottom portion of the card, it is white on white but just adds a bit of detail.  I added foam to the back of this piece and mounted it over my patterned paper.  I cut the San Francisco die using the cutting edge from the Set A Frames so it would have a slightly wider embossed edge on it.  It is subtle but really pretty in person. I used the smaller die in the set and simply embossed the design in the centre of the piece.    I stamped my sentiment on the same patterned paper and cut it out with the Decorative Frames from the Italian Collection, you can just see the soft floral pattern showing through.  I mounted these two pieces together and added them to the aperture opening.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and added a white organza ribbon rose to the centre.  These, by the way, are sold premade in a package and while I know how to make them, they take a bit of doing so I much prefer using these as they are very inexpensive!  A great item to have in your crafty arsenal for when you don't have time to make your flowers by hand!  I added two pearl stick pins with a few pretty beads added to them.  To finish the card, I added a double white mat and used the Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to make dots all the way around the edge and frame my card.  I added some flatback pearls in the corners and to the border to bring it all together.  The finished dimensions are 8" x 8 3/4" in size.

Now, the winner of the Wednesday Card giveaway is:

Jean Deane!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.

Just a quick note to tell you that Kim Robertson has two shows today for Creative Expressions on Create and Craft at 10am and 4pm.  Kim has been away from our screens for awhile recuperating from a foot operation.  She is finally back and will have some outstanding demos today I'm certain.  Don't forget to tune in .  All for now, Sue x














168 comments:

Pam said...

Hi Sue on this bright and lovely morning and a beautiful card to go with it. You spoil us, Jean Deane, well done, I am so thrilled for you, what a lift after all the bad times lately.
Cameeli, so sorry for the loss of your friend, hope your eye is improving. Norah, Steph, Tina, Tres, Jean and all who I have missed, my hugs and thoughts are for you.
Gail, every day is precious with your brother but it is so hard for you all to watch him with this battle. My love to you and your family.
Sending extra large hugs to all today

Virginia Davey said...

Morning,very elegant card

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card today, very elegant! So glad I have got the basket weave folder, I find it specially useful on mens cards. Thank you Sue
Marion B xx

Anonymous said...

Really love this card, Sue, with just that tiny hint of green. Pleased to say have this folder and it is just so useful - particularly for the man cards. And here, so elegant.
Thrilled for Jean with her win!

'P' in Wales

Special thoughts to Cameeli, Gail and Steph, and to all those having to manage their lives with daily pain, of whatever sort.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another lovely card, I am so glad I have this folder, and the dies I need to make another special thank you card.Take care. Congrats to Jean. To all Wilsonettes Have the best weekend you can. Kitty

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, this is such a pretty card, a true all rounder, and with basket weave perfect for male cards.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A really lovely card today. The white on white with just a hint of colour is beautiful. I am nearly there with all of your dies and then i wil have to start all over again when you bring us your new goodies and the time is nearly upon us for your big reveal and to say i am excited is a bit of an under statement lol. Have a lovely weekend if it be shopping, crafting or just having a good time enjoy.
Best Wishes and Take Care.
Denise x

Eemeli said...

Your card is sweet (that's what the sentiment should say :)
White on white looks every time very elegant and I like this
outcome a lot. Have a great day!

Hugs,
Eemeli

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Such a pretty card and I love how you show how to mix and match the die sets. Congratulations to Jean Deane, I hope a card from Sue lifts your spirits after your recent anguish.
Happy weekend everyone. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say congrats to jean on her win.x
Denise x

Caroljsmith said...

Wow sue white on white my favourite love the design too

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - another must try! Perhaps you should consider bringing that Basketweave folder back? - it's one of my faves. Overcast here today - storm forecast - I have a fuzzy headache which is always a sign they are on the way - so some crafting today! Congrats to Jean - enjoy! Happy weekend Wilsonettes
Rgs
Clare W

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunner Sue, could also be adapted for a 'man' card too. Edwina

Sandy G said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card! I love the design paper just peeping through the stunning dies. I too love this embossing folder. I use it a lot. Must get some organza flowers. They look lovely mixed with felt flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Congratulations to Jean. Lucky lady!
Hugs to all.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, What a Beautiful, Awesome, Clean, Fresh, Elegant Card I really Love it can you tell!!!!!
I Love The Fabulous Muted Green Paper I wish I could see it up close it looks so pretty. I Love "The Basket Weave Embossing Folder" and I'm thrilled to say I got mine when you first brought them to us.
I'm also Extremely lucky to have all your Dies now, so I could attempt this Card and many of the Fabulous things you achieve, I'm just waiting for Set 2 to be released I just hope not exclusive to Create and Craft at first or I'll have to wait longer!!!
I Love The Organza Roses, I think if your not to good at making them (like me) there ideal, and your Pins are Stunning and since you showed us on a Video last week where you can use The Creative Expression Pearl Pins etc, and Just add some Pretty Beads so I went and purchased some Beads, and you probably won't believe me but I'm sat in
My Wonderful Craft Room, (I Love Been In Here) putting The Pins together I'm using a Hot Glue Gun, My Boys (My Precious Dogs Charlie and Archie are fast asleep in my room with me in there Basket)
Sue Thank You for The Inspiration you bring to me daily, I So appreciate it. Thank You for the Tips and Techniques, The Wonderful Photographs and the breakdown how you achieved your Master Piece. I'm Truly Looking Forward to watching Kim it's great to have the whole team back together, so I'll be watching and taping.
Sue You Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All
Congratulations To The Awesome Wednesday Gift Winner You Lucky Lady You!

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Congratulations to Jean, you will love your card. I have the basket weave folder and usually use it on men's cards, but it does look pretty on today's card. I have loads of patterned papers and this is a good way to use them, a beautiful card.
Have a good weekend everyone,
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

Nadine in Spain said...

A really beautiful card, Sue! I'm very glad that I got the basket weave folder when it was available. I use it often!

Nadine

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, such a lovely card, very pretty. Looks good with a touch of colour Enjoy the weekend x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card I love your blog you really give me some great ideas for cards with out your help I would be stuck on what to do I only have to see your blog and I know what I want to do thank you Tracy w x

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue
What an elegant card I love the soft green. In fact I think I actually have that same paper and I too love the basket weave embossing folder.

Congratulations to Jean.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue. Another beauty. You never fail to come up trumps!!! Unfortunately I do not have the folder but have the dies so will have to tweak my version. Must source some of those flowers as they do add impact to the card without the bling factor which isn't always what you want. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card so pretty the California dies sets are my favourites they have taken over from Labels 20 I just love the shape.

Congratulations to Jean Deane well done.

Have a lovely weekend everyone hope the weather is kind to you.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Vick said...

Hi Sue and everyone else,

I simply adore today's card i love it, and i am so let down, i didnt realise about the basketweave folder, i hadnt got it yet and its one of the ones i want along with Sea Garden, i am just hoping that i can see basket weave in a shop that hasn't sold out of it yet, so sad about that!!!!!! very sad :(
hugs and have a lovely weekend my friend xxxx Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
M YTChannel vixcrafts

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW what s stunning card. I like the colour you have used. I have these dies so I hope you
dont mind if I make one like
this. It will make a great wedding card. Take care xx

Debs A

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card yet again.

Michele.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely card today, I especially like the border you used
Have a great weekend
Pat x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today, the dies and patterned paper are so pretty and I love the Basketweave embossing folder. It is another really useful folder that I use a lot, especially for the men : )
Pam, sending you my daily hugs.
Hugs to all in need today including Gail, Tina and Jean. Congratulations to you too Jean, I am so pleased to see your name as the winner.
Norah, so sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you aren't too sore now. And I'm sorry that you haven't had the sun like we had yesterday, not sure what it's going to do today though!
I will be watching Kims shows today. Have a good weekend everyone. Take care.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

ang said...

Beautiful card, the embossing folder pulls every together so nicely angxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love this card Sue -stunning!
XxxRuth

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Love the basket weave folder and it's such a shame that it's no longer available. Hope you are enjoying your time with your Mom. Beautiful start to the day here in Durham so will have to get rest of bedding plants in before the rain arrives. Norah, hope you're ok following your fall. Love to Steph, hope things are going well in hospital - thanks to Margaret for keeping us updated. Tina, Pam, Gail you are all in my thoughts. Cameeli hope you're taking things easy - need to think about your eye. To Lynne, hope neuralgia is settling down. To all of the above and Lindsay + everyone I've missed! have a great weekend! hope the thunderstorms aren't too bad! Love Alison xxx

Diane said...

Good morning Sue I hope you are in sunshine the forecast thunderstorm and heavy rain have just started here. The card is very elegant today Sue I have the California dies and they are very pretty shame about the embossing folder but we crafters can adapt. Hope you have a great weekend with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Card! I love the little show of the patterned paper peeping out and the style of this one, I have the folder but not this die but maybe something similar, can't wait to see what your new dies are?
Congratulations to Jean D. I'm sure you'll treasure your Wed. Card!
I'm off to golf this beautiful sunny morning, but still thinking about you all my friends who are unable to get out and about.
Hugs to all xo

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I too like the folder it is a shame it has sold out. Congratulations to Jean you are a lucky lady. The rain and thunder has already started here it looks like I will be crafting today. I will try to watch Kim's shows later.
Have a great day everyone.
Love Jackie

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, do love that hint of green and love the dies and embossing folder (I do have them all). Congratulations to Jean D on winning that gorgeous card. Love Jean xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Todays card as always is stunning ....I love itwith just a hint of the background paper showing through the dies. I shall miss Kim's shows as I'm off to another craft show today.
Congrats to the winner.

Love Sheila xx

Lacelady said...

Pretty card again today Sue, I have that embossing folder, which is always a good start if I am looking for inspiration. Thanks for the heads up on the shows, I may be going out, so I'll set them to record before I go.

Victoria said...

I really like this card, with the green peeking through. I agree about the ready made roses - I use them a lot in the different colours and they're very handy. Great card!

Micky French said...

lovely Sue, so elegant
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful

Jane said...

Very nice.

Jane xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue lovely card today .....happy crafting and have a lovely weekend ....x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue thank you congrats to the lucky winner love to all June xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, congratulations to Jean on your win.xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
You really converted me when I first saw your white/white gifts.
I find that I really have to stop myself from using this colour scheme and put a little colour into my gifts.
I love basket weave as it was one of the first A4 folders I bought. I find it so useful for those pesky men in our lives. I also fell in love with your california dies so today's gift is a real hit with me.
I was going to say we have sunshine but either my fingers were not fast enough or the sun was too speedy as it seems to have left us. Ah well have to go shopping this morning so perhaps this afternoon we may meet again. Hope you're OK Norah after your fall - take it easy and sit and look at your beautiful mountains.
Take care everyone and have a good weekend. Congratulations to Jean you very lucky girl.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Another elegant creation from the House of Wilson. Very pretty. Shame about the folder as its somewhere on my roll of wallpaper sized wish list!
Have a great day.
Ang x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card today Sue

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
A beautiful white on white, with just a hint of green, showing your gorgeous dies to perfection!! The basket weave folder is so versatile.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Hilary said...

Congratulations to Jean!! xxxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love the card. Another winner. The dies are great and used to such good effect. I really like the folder and have used it quite a bit. Have a lovely weekend. Congrats to the winner. Hugs Heather.x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
will be watching Kim and love the effect of the basket weave folder on the card, it looks great. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the extra details in all your cutting dies it really finishes the card off. White on white cards always look so elegant and today's card is no exception. The stick pins are so pretty and gives the card the finishing touch. Although I love making flowers these flowers are my 'go to' when I don't have time. I will definitely be watching Kim and recording. We have thunder and lightning here so it's going to be a crafting day ( after the housework lol)
Congratulations Jean on your win
Hugs x
Heather T

Annie said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant card, love the flower with the bow. White on white with a touch of colour - perfect.
Missed getting the basket weave eb :-( one of those big regrets especially as it's no longer available, such a pity as I am sure it would still sell like the tied together eb, what a blessing that was to have back.
Lovely weekend to you and everyone hugs Annie

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue and everyone,

WOW, I can't believe I've won the fabulous Wednesday giveaway card , thank you so much Sue , I screamed out when I saw my name, hubby thought something was wrong .i am over the moon!!!!

Love today's card , love the basket weave EB folder I use it a lot and your California dies are so versatile use them a lot too, the delicate green paper you've used is very pretty I don't think about using patterned paper , I always seem to go for coloured card must start trying to use some of my mound of patterned paper .

Love and hugs to everyone and thank you for my congrats xx hope you all have a good weekend xx
Love
Jean D xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,love the dies and wish I could have them all .
Marion H

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, loving the subtle patterned paper peeking through from behind the die cuts.
Donna Jones

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Beautiful as usual.
Love Val in Spain x

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue and Everyone,
Lovely card, white/white/smidge of palest colour/SW composition.
Just beautiful!
Have a great crafting week-end.
Lis x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Love the subtly of colour today, a very pretty and elegant card today.
Thank you for all the inspiration.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I love this card I love all your cards but for me the fairly plain cards are my favourite. Jean Deane you lucky winner I am so happy for you.
Cameeli you are in my thoughts at this difficult time for you your friend is no longer in pain but you and your friends left behind are feeling the loss. Take care and good luck with your eye appointment she it arrives.
Gail you are going through your own pain watching your precious brother suffer. Take care and look after yourself.
Sam you mentioned Sue showed how to do her pins - I missed this and can't find anything when was this please please.
To everyone in need I send hugs and as there is too many to mention I send my love to all and you are in my prayers. Have a good weekend despite the weather. Helen xx

Anonymous said...

DITTO!!Ditto!! to all the design comments.lol.

MABEX

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Love todays card, very elegant. Congratulations to todays winner and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, really like today's card. I am lucky to have that folder, it is so useful. I love the hint of green just peeking out. I did try making some organza flowers, didn't go to well so these ready made ones are great. Been awake since five with violent thunder storms and rain, so feels like halfway through the day already.

I hope everyone has a happy and peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just love this delicate card so very elegant.
Will be watching Kim - she has been missed
HUgs
Carol x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue. Love anything that uses your dies.xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and have these dies...thank you for the inspiration. Hugs Carole Z X

Muriel Kelly said...

Elegant card, love it in the muted tones. So sorry the basket weave folder is sold out, I can stop searching for it now I guess, but the Italian collection is way at the top of the list for my next breakout.

Muriel x

iReneM said...

A gorgeous design once again, Sue.
I don't have the EF but do have San Fransisco dies :)
Loving the subtle green BP too.

x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful creation, love it all.
Just wish I had this folder, but hey ho can't have everything, pennies just don't stretch far enough.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is stunning. I haven't got these dies yet but are definitely on my wish list. It would make a lovely wedding card too.
Love Jan x x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, very elegant card, a shame I didn't buy the embossing folder when it was issued, a reminder to get things when I see them in future!! Have a good weekend, love from Jackie D

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is stunning, so love the pretty Green paper you have used.

Love the design and dies.

Congratulations to Jean.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Jessn Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card so versatile for any occasion.
We had a great time at my nephews wedding yesterday, the weather was fantastic, the bride was beautiful, everyone enjoyed themselves. Back to reality today, garden and housework beckons. Take care everyone, congrats to Jean on winning Wednesdays card. Jess xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, simply adore the Californian collection, really elegant, and the stick pins are just gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Jean you deserve a boost!! xx

Its grey here, but am off to the garden centre to collect a Rose called Royal William to give to my fiends wife, as he adored roses. Have a lovely day everyone, chin up to those who need to be courageous especially Gail, and hugs for everyone who has left kind messages of support. Once again your kindness is humbling, thank you!!
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another super card showing the California collection.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Such a lovely card.Have the dies, but will have to put the basket weave folder on my wish list. Hope you and everyone have a good weekend. Susi xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, simple but so stunning.
Had a great time using my prize made serval cards already.
Regards Zena

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card just love it . love Jean Z xxx

karenlotty said...

I love this folder and tried desperately to get hold of it Whichever web site I went to was Out of stock and although I asked for them to get back to me they never did Can it be be re-released? I'm sure it would still sell Lovely card I can't afford to spend a fortune on card making It was supposed to stay shoe box size (fat chance!) and already I have a room full and is constantly growing Just bought the Cali background and can't wait to play It's the first anniversary of my lovely mum's passing and boy do I miss her (hence the waffle)

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful almost white on white card for us today I love it, I also love the piercing holes around the appiture, that die that could only have been invented by a crafter! You really have put so much thought in all your die collections. Thank you Sue for all your work and inspiration.

Congratulations Jean I know you will love your card it really is beautiful, enjoy.

Love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Simply Stunning - I just love this card. It is so beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
This is so pretty, and green is my favourite colour! You must have had me in mind (lol).
I do enjoy reading all the blogs at night before I go to bed and send love and prayers to all who need them.

I have the search and rescue team on standby for when Norah's OH opens the wool cupboard door!

Janet, I'm not a big fan of the micro beads either, but I've never seen them used in real life so maybe they are beautiful.

Margaret please give Lancashire Steph my best wishes.

All the other ladies, good health and good eyesight.

Sue have a lovely day with mum and see you tomorrow for another Sue-delight xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Congrats to Jean x

hollyberry said...

Lovely card today-great for cheering people up through the wind,rain and thunder storms we have been getting since 4 this morning.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, absolutely adore this card as I love white/white with a hint of colour. So glad I've got the emboss folder if its now out of stock. Its great to use for female/male cards. Lol lynne m x x

Fur babies do not like the thunder and lightning. Hubby had to go into work this morning so us 3 fraidy cats are curled up together on the settee waiting for it to pass. Tilly jumped up onto my lap yesterday and laid on her back for a tummy tickle, well just to see how doppy she is I stood up with her in my arms and proceeded to rock her. The daft devil only went to sleep!!!. Did the same thing to Cully but she wasn't having that so she pulled herself upright put her head over my shoulder and was quite content to lay like that!!!. Doppy dogs or what. x x x

Alison - head bit poorly today , I think the weather isn't helping. Thanks for your and everyones concern. Helps knowing there are friends here on the blog.
Norah - hope you feeling better hun x x
To all hope you have a good day despite the weather. Lol pesky poochies and Lynne x x x

Laura O said...

fantastic stunning card love the delicate feel of the pale background paper ,Laura O

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a very elegant, beautiful card. I love the muted colours, the embossing folder and the gorgeous dies and of course, the stick pins. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is a beautiful elegant card with that soft green paper in the background. I love it!
The heavens have just opened here in W Sussex after that wonderful sunny day both here and in France yesterday for the events to mark the 70th Anniversary of D Day.
Looks like it will be too wet for gardening today so I feel like a crafting session is on the cards. I have just received some Californian dies so I am looking forward to using them.
I am off to a Craft Event tomorrow so looking forward
to that.l
Jean, you must be over the moon with your wonderful gift!!!
Love Lesley S

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I think these dies will be making their way up my wish list, this card is stunning.
I used one of the striplet dies on my daughter Jessica's card for the 15th birthday today and she loved it, I have also made her some shortbread as she is not a cake girl, thank you to Norah and Yorkie lass for their birthday wishes he had a lovely day his party is today and would you know the rain has started so we are keeping our fingers crossed that it blows over for 1pm when the party starts.
Our visit to the cemetery was lovely the sun was out no wind and we could have just sat there it is so peaceful, my Dad would joke that he only had a bath at Christmas and birthday so he had is 'bath' when we cleaned the headstone and put his flowers and card and he has a balloon wonder if it is still there today, the flowers usually have their heads missing because of the animals we have seen rabbits and deer and horses are in the next field so we always take more flowers.
Congratulations to Jean Deane on winning the card.
Happy birthday to Nick in Bulgaria hope you are having a fun day.
Love and hugs to all the Wisonettes
Love Tina x

Lynne Mills said...

Emerald crafts at Lyndhurst has the embossing folder in stock don't know how many they have left x x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh how i love today's card Sue and with the soft muted green in the background, it is simply beautiful.
There isn't a thing i would change with your beautiful mini masterpiece today. Although i love how you have the beautiful cosmic shimmer pearl drops around the edge, mine would end up the pave kind with the hands shaky like they are.
Oh Jean, i am so pleased that you have won a Sue original and you can be allowed to enjoy it now that your lovely son Gary is on the road to mend. I hope he is doing as he is told by the physio, it is sore and uncomfortable, but it will bring him back to as normal as he can be.
Good morning Steph sitting up there in the hospital giving the doctors a hard time, and no going oogling the young ones either. Missing your wee stories and little Miss Cassie will be missing you as well. Take care and be good and come home soon.
Jess, glad the wedding went off well and that everyone enjoyed it.
Myra, did the dinner burn or can we hope that the kitchen is still in one piece? The fingers are not keen on crossing at the moment.
Helen, i hope that you are not too sore from your fall in the park. MS can be such a debilitating disease. WOW, a bright orange mini!!! You have got a lovely husband. I wish you many miles of happiness in your little car. I had an old A reg(first time around) when i was 18/19 which was allergic to puddles and the rain. I kept breaking down in it as the distributor cap was right at the front grill and would get wet so would stop the car. Having been stranded at a roundabout, up on to a new road(took all the busy traffic away from the small village), along the Alva-Menstrie Road etc i soon learned how to make it go again but it is amazing the amount of people that stopped and said "Ur ye awrite son" and were amazed that the dungaree legs had a wee lassies voice saying "I'm fine". hee hee hee. That was funny as you seen the legs of the inquirer suddenly move them apart to be met with a oily faced girl with a ponytail. The time that i broke down on the roundabout a big lorry came right up behind me and blocked anyone from hitting the car. This guy was built like Geoff Capes and i think he could have lifted me and the mini at one go. Yes i had many happy times in my mini. Have you ever tried to get a man who is almost 6'8" OUT of a mini, i have and it is hilarious.
Susan (paperjunkie)- i am so glad that you could rebuild your life after being widowed at such a young age. I love history, and i for one will be forever grateful to all those who gave up everything for us. I think being in my late 40's i was one of the lucky generation to learn about their sacrifice for my grandmothers generation, my mum was born 1944 so was still in rations until the early 50's.
Well friends, the other day there i should have know better because if i do something i shouldn't be doing like too much, my little part of my brain i have left says"right i'll caw a halt to her sheinanigans the now, as she's no taking a tellin'" and i promptly go down, so you see it is my own fault because i just ignored the signs. Although Barbara, i can see why hubby gets teased, with getting saved by a half loaf(that is a loaf of bread to my non Scots friends as it used to be baked in twos, so being a half loaf).
Anne, play a hole for me please.
Sending gentle hugs to all of our fragile or in need of a hug. I have beautiful weather up here at Costa de Glenochil and hope that the sun is shining from within even if it is rotten outside.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah the blether of Glenochil

Anonymous said...

Stunning, beautiful and elegant card. Take care. Claire

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Just back from a very wet dog walk, I have my sons dogs staying this w/e.
Love the card green being my colour! Thanks for all your kind wishes and thoughts, Pam , "P", Jean and Helen and anyone I might have missed!
Stay strong anyone going through troubled times, my thoughts are with you all!
Gail Cx

Susan White said...

Lovely card, and great idea for using pieces of patterned paper! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card again ,Congrats to Jean
Take care
Elaine H X

Sue Dunn said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. I would like to send belated birthday wishes as I missed the day. Hope you had a great day. X

Leanne said...

Very elegant!

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card it's a shame the basket weave folder no longer available. I'm sure one of your other folders will do.
Denise X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Pleased that I bought the basket weave folder. Congratulations to Jean Deane.

magpie said...

Helloooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeously pretty card Sue. Loving the soft shade of green that makes it such a spring feel factor. Congratulations Jean! Do the whoop whoop dance all over the show! they look even more gorgeous in real life xx Hugs and prayers to the Wilsonettes who need some extra love. Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx Off to bonnie Scotland for a few days tomorrow so see you next week sometime! xx

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is soo gorgeous again Sue. I never get tired of watching your awesome cards here, always so stunning work.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Lovely elegant card today. Love the soft green. Congrats to Jean. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well what a beautiful card today it really is a beauty,thanks sue for emailing me yesterday and helping me out.. hugs to all who are in need of one,sarah xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A very delicate and pretty card using your lovely dies. Congratulations to the winner of Wednesday's card.

weefortune said...

Hi to all, another beautiful card Sue, have a lovely day, hugs to all Elaine x

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card today just wish i could have got the folder ,
must try this one with another folder prehaps .
jeanie

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a beautiful fresh and elegant looking card I simply love those dies and they cut so well too.
Congratulations to Jean Deane something to treasure.
Gail please take each day as it comes and treasure it,who knows it is possible to prove the doctors wrong in their estimate, try and enjoy the time you have with your brother. You are all in my prayers, it is said you are never sent a cross that you cannot bare and this one is very heavy, do remember we are all here for you.
Please Cameeli don't over do things I do hope your eye is progressing well.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Steph and Tina.
Margaret corgi owner

TO PAM AND ALL THOSE WHO SENT LANCASHIRE STEPH KIND WISHES
I have passed your lovely kind messages on to Steph they mean so much to her, she is one very brave lady.

jane stillman said...

Another sophisticated card Sue,love the embossing and die cuts x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, basketweave background is so neat.
Susan McG x

Terry Owen said...

Oh I really really live this card! Xx

Carol S. said...

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment and just a hint of colour. Hugs, Carol S.xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is beautiful I love it. I have the Basketweave folder and find it so versatile. Your card today proves that it goes with anything - not just for masculine cards, but it's great for them too.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is beautiful and so elegant, love the muted green and the embossing, luckily I have the folder. I got some of the organza ribbon roses, they are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend with your Mom.
Congratulations to Jean D, enjoy your treasure, you so deserve it after the trauma of the last couple of months, hugs to you and Gary.
Thank you Margaret for passing on our good wishes to Steph, hope she is on the mend, love and hugs to you both.
Tina gentle hugs and love to you.
Norah and Helen hope you have recovered from you falls gentle hugs to you both.
Gail C you and your broter are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cameeli and Julie thinking of you, gentle hugs to you both and Lee.
Lynne hope the pain improves, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Nanna Tina hope the rain moves on, have a lovely day.
Daily hug to Pam.
Karen (magpie) have a lovely time in Scotland.
Love and hugs to all Wilsonettes who are in pain or sad.

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card again today.
Thunder storm started at 6 this morning and hasn't stopped raining since, so no walking for me today. Made my husband's anniversary card instead. Any excuse for a bit of crafting. X

Floss said...

Hi, again Sue,
Forgot to say cograts to Jean....Sorry.X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sadly I have neither the dies nor the embossing folder for this lovely card but I am sure I can adapt something :-)
Congratulations Jean on winning the Wednesday card.
Hope everyone has a good week-end.
Frances

Gail said...

Another stunner - luv everything about it and the soft green paper is gorgeous - I am fortunate to have this emboss folder and didn't realise it was no longer available so consider myself very lucky to have it xx GailTxx

alimecca said...

Hi sue (again!)
Forgot to say congratulations to Jean you lucky lady. Managed to get all my bedding plants in before the heavens opened. Just a shame I never managed to bring my washing in LOL love to all Alison xx

terrie said...

very pretty card...I like the layout of the card...
Well done Sue

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, even better I have all the bits to recreate it except for the patterned paper. I love the basket weave folder so useful!!
Congratulations to Jean and hugs to all who need one especially Steph hope you're home from hospital soon
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Patricia said...

Hi Sue,
Once again another stunner, I love everything about it.
Have a fantastic weekend
Hugs

Patricia xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card using your collection. I to have the basket weave folder and use it a lot. Thanks for passing on our best wishes to Steph Margaret as we are all thinking of her while she is in hospital. Glad one of us can visit her to cheer get up on our behalf. Hope you eye is healing Cameeli and hugs to Pam as usual. Hugs around to anyone else who's in need of cheering up today. Thought for today seen on athe back of a van. If you see someone not smiling give them one of yours. Which seems very apt.

Annie Pennington said...

Love the use of patterned papers in this card. I often forget to use the mountain of fancy papers I've collected over the years. xx Annie P

Jill Liddle said...

Another stunner Sue. The colour combo works really well.

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card as always Sue.

Barbara said...

Lovely card, pretty colours.
I have the Embossing Folder and love it!
SAM POOLE has a 40% sale on at the moment and has some of SUEs A4 Embossing Folders for £5.99. I'm sure she has Illusion, Honeycomb and Quilted flower.
I would have bought them but I need to save for Sues new dies!
Congratulations to Jean on winning a Sue masterpiece, hope you enjoy it.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue,

Love everything about this one.

Happy Crafting!!! X X

Tres said...

HI Sue. Sorry I have not commented for a couple of days. Today's card is wonderful !! I love the background folder and the Californian dies. Great colour combo too !! You know how much I love green, even if it quite subtle like today's card. I am lucky enough to have the Basket Weave folder. It is great and I use it a lot. At the moment, my latest favourite border die is the Italian one !! I think it just so pretty !! Thank for sharing a lovely card with us today Sue. Lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has a good day today. Lots of love and hugs to every one. X x x

To all those who are sad or in pain and going through difficult times, I am sending you all lots of love and hugs to, love Tres x x x

Tres said...

HI Sue. Sorry I have not commented for a couple of days. Today's card is wonderful !! I love the background folder and the Californian dies. Great colour combo too !! You know how much I love green, even if it quite subtle like today's card. I am lucky enough to have the Basket Weave folder. It is great and I use it a lot. At the moment, my latest favourite border die is the Italian one !! I think it just so pretty !! Thank for sharing a lovely card with us today Sue. Lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has a good day today. Lots of love and hugs to every one. X x x

To all those who are sad or in pain and going through difficult times, I am sending you all lots of love and hugs to, love Tres x x x

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone!
Beautiful card,the basket weave background and the flower is lovely.
I like your stickpins,have never used them before but they are nice finish for the cards.
Congrats to Jean to winning Wednesday giveaway.
To everyone ,hope you have a nice day even if there are a lot of rain and thunder around today.
Big hug to all, Maria

Tres said...

Sorry Sue, I forgot to say Congratulations to Jean for winning the Wednesday card giveaway !! Well Done, love Tres x x x

doreenj said...



I wish I had that embossing folder; never mind, love the card, Sue,


Doreen x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi to all crafting friends!
What a lovely card today Sue. I ve got to be brief as supposed to be making coffee - well I am - multitasking!
Such a lovely soft green and one of my favourite die sets.

Norah you are an absolute star! Thank you - not burned anything yet - fire brigade on standby ha ha . I too had a mini which was temperamental to say the least. It it wouldn't start I got out of the car opened the boot and hit the battery with a hammer ! It worked every time! Got funny looks in car parks though!
Love to Steph - keep colouring - hope its not too awful. Sending love and very best wishes x
Congratulations to Jean! So thrilled for you - you so deserve a lovely treat! x
Love to all - thinking of you - coffee ready - got to go!
Love Myra

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue another stunning card, I love the everything about it. congratulations to Jean on winning the gorgeous Wednesday card...Yvonne xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Sue, This card is stunning !! I love 'everything' about it, truly stunning.
Well done and congratulations to Jean, you will love it !!
I am watching Kim at the moment, I had to record this morning's show, but watched it when I came back in,I really love watching her.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, again - some great details.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WATCHING THE SHOW.
WHAT A FAB CARD. SO MUCH TEXTURE,AND DIMENSION. BACK TO THE SHOW
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

julie laz said...

Wow sue this one is beautiful going to try do this one,
Well sue it's my birthday tomorrow,
I'm 42 feel 82 lol
I'm getting money just wondering how long it will have to burn a hole in my pocket until your new collection is out..

Love and crafty hugs to all in need....ill or just having a bad day, Julie xxxxx

Linda said...

Another treasure! Your over the top gorgeous cards brighten up my days and inspire me to create. It is an email I look forward to receiving! Thank you for sharing a little bit of you with everyone everyday!
Linda xoxo

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, congrats to the winner.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes Sue I love this card I love white on white cards but with the subtle green showing through is just gorgeous I haven't got the EF but do have the dies so will try with one I do have thank you for sharing.love & hugs Sue & your mum xx

Jean D I'm so pleased for you,winning a Sue original hope it cheers you up after all your worry over Gary,hope he is still improving love & hugs Lynda xx

Steph sending you gentle hugs hope you will be home soon also hugs to Margaret for updating & passing our messages onto you Lynda xx

Pam,Tina,Tress,Norah my daily hugs to you all Lynda xx

Camille sending you hugs hope your hospital eye appointment comes soon & my thoughts & prayers are with you for the loss of your friend.Lynda xx

Gail hope they can ease the pain for your brother you are all in my thoughts hugs Lynda xx

Lynne hope your neuralgia is getting better. Poor fur babies not liking the storm just like Annie I'v been cuddling her most of the night & day as she hasn't stopped shaking & Bambi just looking at her as if she is mad ,storm just passing over now. Cuddles for Tilly & Cully from a quivering Annie & hugs to you from me & Bambi Lynda xx

Sandra hope you haven't worn your new GC out yet big hugs to you & a quivering paw hug from Annie
( storm effect ) normal one from Bambi xxLynda
Also hugs for Tob Theresa from A, B,& me Lynda xx

Love & hugs to any one I have missed & in need Lynda xx

lynda said...

wishing Julie a happy birthday for tomorrow love Lynda xx

Mosie said...

Sue excellent card as usual xx

sued99 said...

I love this card Sue. IT's really pretty and green is my FAVOURITE colour!!

Paula Gale said...

Hi Sue

I love this classy card - I think I might even be able to pull it off - changing a few of the things I don't have - but fortunately, thanks to both you and a purchase - I have the Californian dies at my disposal. Just not that embossing folder or sentiment... but that's what it's all about - changing it up and taking inspirarion for something new - not copying your idea per se!

Take care,
Paula x x x

Anonymous said...

Fab card, Sue. Love the colourway.
Adstar.

johanna from widnes said...

beautiful card sue i to love white on white but the touch of colour looks really lovely. love J

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
You keep spoiling us every day with your beautiful creations & they are all so stunning.
Today's card is so pretty & with just the hint of the green makes it look so elegant & special.

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful cards with us lucky crafters & I so look forward to each days's creation.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Janice K said...

A stunning, soft and subtle card, beautiful. x

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful card as always, white on white then just a muted splash of colour, one for me to try, again, Sue you keep me busy!
Well I thought I was going to have to cancel riding lessons today due to the thunder that started here around 6.30, but was so,lucky, the rain and thunder stopped at around 8.30, lessons till 11.15 then the rain came down again. Spent the day shopping for new bridle etc for the new equine addition, Panda, and my daughter rode him tonight , he was so good, so will be starting work on Tuesday.
Lynne, my dog I'd fine with the thunder my my daughters one was snuggled right down the bed pressed as hard as he could into her! Sorry your girls and you were upset by it, they love you so much to be so,content to fall asleep in your arms.
Alison, Karen, Pam, Cameeli (stay strong), Norah, Tres, Lynda, Margaret and Steph big hugs to you all, and Jean well done on winning your card, such a nice thing for you with all the worry you have been through. Hugs to all happy birthday Nick xxx

Debra Denman said...

Beautiful card Sue. I like white on white
Debra x

Helen Barker said...

Very elegant card.Beautiful.
Helen Bx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a busy day. WI AGM in Leeds which was great fun. Still time to catch up with blog and see today's masterpiece. Love these dies as they make the perfect frame for a sentiment. So happy Ihave this folder xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very elegant card. Love the style and basketweave background.xx

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, back to your usual style,thank you for sharing it with us.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Paper Junkie said...

Sue - this card is a cracker! Love the way you have used the patterned paper inside the aperture. Hope the weather is good where you are - loads of rain today. Did get to my allotment this afternoon though - so much to catch up on - have lovely friends who watered for me in my absence but the weeds will grow - almost banished them all now.

Thanks Norah for your kind comment - had to kiss a couple of frogs before finding my "Prince" - been together now 27 years.
Julie Laz - so sorry you have been unwell - hate to tell you this but I am 64 but feel like 46! This week made an appearance in the Henley Standard playing my ukulele (and singing a solo too) with my lovely pals "The Ukes of Hazard" at a Queen's Birthday tea party for the oldies last Sunday - page 3 no less - always wanted to be a page 3 girl! Silly thing is I qualified as an "oldie" myself! Love to all what ever age you are (or feel). love Susan X

Jean Deane said...

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to pop back and say a very big thank you for all the congrats and well wishes you all sent me today as the winner of the Wednesday card giveaway , it's felt like my birthday (that's next month the big 60!!!) . It's really given me a pick me up can't wait to receive it .

Gary is going on ok getting a bit frustrated as he can't use his right arm at all and has restricted movement with his left , but time and physio will heal .

Sorry if I've waffled on , just so excited,
Thanks so much everyone , your all so amazing !!!!!

Love and hugs
Jean D xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue and All.
Just remembered that I hadn't left a comment.nim bamboozled. Can hardly keep my eyes open to press the buttons lol. You take the time to upload. The very least I can do is comment.
I love this technique. Such a classic design. This background is so versatile.
Best I go to my bed before I drop.
Love to all. Jo xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the way you do these set in cards, it's so clever, and very effective. With different colours this could be quite masculine.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card as always. The basket-weave embossing folder is the only CE A4 embossing folder I've got and I use it all the time.
So pleased for you Jean on your win. Can understand Gary's frustration but it's still early days. Good wishes to him.
Happy Birthday for Sunday Julie. Hope you soon feel a bit better.

Rosie said...

Another stunning card, Sue....

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. xx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, subtle colours for this delicate looking card. It has an olde worlde charm about it, I think.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a Stunning and very Elegant card.Would make a ideal wedding card. Love the design and dies
Take care
Hazel G x

Annamieke said...

Wow this is beautiful.
And a bonus as I have the San Francisco on order. I look forward to cardlifting this later.

Congrad to the winner.

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely card!