Thursday, 31 July 2014

Best Wishes

 Hi bloggers!  I am jumping back to a card made with my first release of dies, which I still keep picking up time and time again, I might add!  I started with the background on this one and cut the California background out of aubergine card.  I cut the background into five strips and attached them to a piece of white card with a small gap in between each one.  I covered the entire piece with vellum to soften the colour and put it more into the background of the card.  I cut one of the borders from the California Collection out of coconut white card and glued it across the bottom of the card horizontally.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and seated it upon some white tulle on the left side of the border.  Using aubergine felt from the vintage felt pack, I cut a strip, folded it in half then snipped into it all the way down the length then rolled it into a flower, adding glue to the bottom edge as I rolled.  I seated it on my bow and made two matching stick pins as well.  For the focal element, I used the Decorative Frames Set B from the California Collection with the decorative insert from the Beverly Hills set.  I stamped my sentiment using a Blue-Violet Archival ink pad, cut it out with the decorative frames from the Italian collection and inked through the die with Dusty Concord distress ink.  I cut a tag and Set B die both from the California Collection to seat my sentiment on in the centre of my focal element.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a paper pierced inner layer.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x














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Pam said...

Morning Sue and everyone. Lovely card, stunning. Love that flower
Tandy, hope results from scan bring good news, you must be so worried, loving thoughts for you.
Also to Meg and family, it will be so hard watching baby Leo fight for his life , my love to you all.
Steph, Norah, Julie, Wheelybad and all who are in pain or sad, you are all in my thoughts daily.
Latest news on Robbie, he has met other patients on his floor and getting on well with them, has held a pen to write and used the stylus on his smartphone, yea, go Robbie xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card this morning, love the hazy vellum look. Mabex

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the border and clever flower xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you This is another lovely card. Take care all Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
My day has not started well when our beloved diog Max woke us up at 3am when we went to him he could not get up so we brought him into the living room and an hour later he passed away he had been a loyal friend for nearly 12 years.
Today's card is stunning love the design and colours I keep having a play I did cut out a couple of your butterflies so fingers crossed I will be back crafting soon.
Pam good news on Robbie, Norah you have been in the wars, to all the Wilsonettes big hugs and love to you all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x

Pam said...

Tina, I am so sorry to read about Max. My thoughts are with you at this sad time x

Pam said...

Tina, I am so sorry to read about Max. My thoughts are with you at this sad time x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Like the idea of putting the strips behind vellum to soften the colour - will have to try and remember that.
Beverley W

Muriel Kelly said...

Another blue and white beauty Sue, love the vellum effect too.

Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. This card is gorgeous, the vellum just gives the background a dreamy quality. The California set is a "go to" collection for me, it's just so versatile.
Norah, I hope that you are feeling better after your fall. Meg, congratulations on the birth of little Leo, he may be very early but he has a wonderful family to fight for him and neonatal medicine has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Nanna Tina, I'm very sorry for the awful start to your day and the loss of your dear friend Max. Fingers crossed that all is well Tandy, great news about Robbie, Pam. Hugs to all in pain. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card today the way you have overlayed the vellum has softened the colours giving it a frosted look. The boarder is beautiful as well as the flower.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, love everything about it.

Rosie said...

Just lovely!

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone
Oh Tina I am so sad to hear that you have lost your lovely dog Max. This has happened in my life several times and they are lke our babies. Sending you a special hug today xx Sue this is such a lovely card, I have lots of vellum that I rarely use, but will give this a try, very pretty card and those stick pins are beautiful.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card, love the background strips under the vellum. Hugs to everyone. Bx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a really stunning card, I too love the Califorian collection of dies. Love the use of vellum and the felt flower is gorgeous. Love Jean xxx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. I really like cards with limited colour pallet. Sorry hear about Max, Tina, loss of a pet is heart breaking but remember the love and fun he gave you all.
Regards Zena x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue x

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue, love today's card. The misty look that the vellum gives,the shape the dies cut out, the gorgeous flower and the colours. Just gorgeous.

dinkydinz said...

Hi Sue,
Oh I do love this one! So stunning and elegant, love the way you've used the strips under the vellum - what a great idea.

Hugs, Dianne from New Zealand

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue do love the California dies.

Hugs to everyone who needs them.

CraftyJacq
XX

Caroljsmith said...

Really love this card today sue and my fav colours too.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & friends,
Lovely softness of colours on today's card, that vellum makes a huge difference to the aubergine card, looks almost lilac, very pretty, I love the combination of dies you have used, I have to admit that California is my favourite set, I like them all but California is so versatile!
Oh Tina love, I am so sorry to hear about your terrible start to the day, poor Max, he is at peace now, bless him, we have been there with our dog of 14 years, they are part of your family so you still go through the grieving process, sending you big hugs xxx
Julie Laz, please try and get used to wheelchair and going out, you have nothing to be embarrassed about, I was totally housebound for over 3 years and as a result any venture past the door induced panic/anxiety attacks like you would never believe! I too like you had massive issues about using the wheelchair as some people treat you like you are mentally disabled as well as physically, I have lost count of the times a cashier has 'raised their voice to say "I'll give your change to you carer to look after"! You just gave to laugh, the joke is on them for being small minded! I had to get used it, I thought my children would hate coming anywhere with me as they would be embarrassed, but quite the opposite, they were glad I was once again joining in with them, I was 42 when I first had to use the wheelchair! Just do a little at a time, I promise it will get easier! Making yourself a prisoner in your own home has devastating mental effects, I speak from experience Julie, please just try xxx hugs xxx
Norah, you been on the garden stuff again?! Please take if easy and recover properly, hugs xx
Thank you all for your kind, supportive words over the last few days, I really do appreciate it, it's nice knowing that people care, reading the lovely comments you leave makes a 'Happy Place' in my heart! Thank you all x
Hugs to each and everyone of you,
Sandra xxx

Gail said...

Morning all,
Love the card, and the flower is brilliant.
Tina so sorry to hear your news about Max, thoughts are with you.
Pam great news about Robbie, hope you are doing okay.
Hugs for all in need of one.
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - sooo pretty and putting vellum over the background is really effective - must try that.

I won my golf match yday 4&3 so in the final of the singles knock out now but not playing this till Sept, so better get practicing.

Aother lovely sunny day here - housework calling and then some crafting - happy day all
Rgs
Clare W

Joan D said...

A simply stunning card. Really good idea to attach the vellum over the background. Really softens the whole look of the card. One I must try.xxx

Anonymous said...

What a splendid card. I wish I could make paper and vellum behave as you do. So soft and lovely. That little felt pom pom flower is so cute.
Sorry to hear nanna Tina's sad news.
Magizzy x

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Card! Everything about this card is so perfect , I had a gift of £20 the other day and sent to JS for the decorative frames set , now I'll need to get the Hollywood die to go with it after seeing this beauty! Also love the stick pins and the felt flower, it must be wonderful to receive a card like this .
Special thoughts to Tina , Norah, Tandy , Meg & family, Pam & Robbie, Steph , Wheelybad and all those in pain or sad.
Hugs to all xo

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, so elegant.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, I have just treated myself to the Californian background die so I can try out your ideas.

Michele.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I can see why you keep going back to today's gift. It's so soft and gentle and just perfect for a lady who doesn't like a lot of bling etc. I love everything about today's gift from the background through to the colour scheme.
I have a gift to make for my youngest daughter who definitely doesn't do bling in any shape or form and I think one on these lines would suit her perfectly.
I had a go yesterday trying to find inspiration for her but having made a gift and then looked back at it last night it really will not be going her way. In fact can see it going into my box of 'will do something with that later'. On the other side I did finish one for a friend using your Grand Vines/sml vines which turned out very well; even Mr E said so and I don't get many of those to the £.

Sandra - missed you yesterday unless my eyes skipped which they do these days (forming Cataracts are a pain). Hope your antibiotics have now kicked in as that infection can really bring you down.

Norah - What have you been doing? The floor is now place for a lady like you and if you need to talk to it or get to know it better just get an interpreter to do it for you. I really hope that you haven't done any serious harm and that you're feeling a little better.

Pam - What a fantastic and determined Nephew you have. As you say 'Go Robbie Go'. That's fantastic news and only one more day before Brother arrives.

Hope all are feeling OK this morning and taking care. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Yes you've guessed it I Truly Love Today's Card
(I wish I could find another word in my vocabulary to tell you how much I think of your Cards you must be so tired of me saying I Love them But I really do)
I'm Thrilled you've used The Awesome California Background it Looks Stunning in The Aubergine and I really like how you've cut it into Five Strips and then placed a sheet of Vellum on top this gives a really Beautiful Soft, Dreamy Look, then you've used your Border from your California Set, and for your main Focal Element I Love how you've used another Favourite Die of mine Decorative Frame Set B it's a Fabulous Die such detail when cut and embossed, I Love The Sentiment and The Font, I Love all The Embellishments you've used on today's Card your Stunning Messy Bow in The White Seam Binding, A Truly Beautiful Flower you've made from your Abubergine Felt Pack and those Truly Stunning Stick Pins that you make.
Sue Thank You For Sharing, For all your extremely Hard Work, Thank You for all The Fantistic Tips and Techniques, Thank You For Bringing Us This Blog Each And Every Day.
A Huge Thank You From Me For All The Inspiration You Give To Me Daily.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Nana Tina I'm Extremely Sorry For The Loss Of Your Much Loved Dog Max. Please Take Care.
Hugs To All

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card and the
colour softened with the vellum is
gorgeous.
Great news about Robbie Pam so glad
he is getting better every day.
So sorry about Max Nina it is a great
loss when your pet dies you will be heart
broken.
Nancydxx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and gorgeous flower, hugs Carole Z X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I can see why you go back to those dies they are beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Very, very pretty.
Love Val in Spain x

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Love the California dies. Very versatile and I must try the flower. It seems so simple to make but looks so effective. Hugs from Ireland Evelyn x

AnneRD said...

A really lovely card today Sue. Love the colours and the vellum really gives it a mystical feel. Anne x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Nice colours ... Happy crafting and a have a lovely day ..... x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card. I love the effect that the vellum gives. Hope it's sunny with you!
Best wishes
Anne O

Pauline Norbury said...

Hi sue
Lovely card.
Have tried to watch your you tube videos series 3 but it just says private video on them all

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love the use of velum on this card, also one of my favourite dies. My screen is making the colour a pale blue, but it works whatever the colour. Wishing everyone a Peaceful day.

Love Rosemarie xx

doreenj said...



Must try to make a flower out of felt, it looks good!!



Doreen x

June Smith said...

Very bad signal here, gorgeous card love it stay safe healthy and happy june smith xxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Once again another stunning card, love everything about it. Like the idea of using the vellum gives a nice effect.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love this gorgeous card. The aubergine is such a pretty colour. The vellum over the background is a beautiful effect, must try that. Thanks Sue. The rest of the card is also beautiful. It must be hard for you to decide which die to use : ) I have seen your wonderful Christmas dies, they are just as stunning as all of your others, didn't expect otherwise though! I love how your dies save us so much cutting, being able to cut the whole Poinsettia in one pass will make so much difference. That one is at the top of my Christmas wish list : ) All of the other dies are beautiful too. Thanks for them all. (any chance of a Snowman and Gingerbread man die next year please?)
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie (great news about his latest achievements) Norah, bless you, I hope you are a little better today, Sandra, Pat, Meg-fingers are crossed, Tina-thinking of you today, all of my special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card and the colours are pretty . love Jean Z xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the softening effect of the vellum and the felt flower too.
Donna Jones

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, love the vellum in the front and of course the felt bow - I have forgotten to use felt for a while
Hugs
Carol x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I really must look out that vellum It's hiding in my craft room somewhere!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love the colour and the use of the vellum, great flower too.
Lydia
X

Brenda Hanlon said...

The vellum really softens the the look. Beautiful card.

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heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card today. I would never have thought to put vellum over the card like that. Another clever idea from your wealth of knowledge. I've made a lot of these flower's from the first time I saw you show this and they always look great. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty card this morning showing of your 1st die collections
Denise X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
EXQUISITE, that's what this card is. Everything is just beautiful. But that comes as no surprise as your dies are gorgeous, every single one of them. LOVE the flower and stickpins.
Hugs, Rose

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful card and sooo very elegant.

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card and I agree the velum give's a lovely touch.
I love these die's ,I have used them quite a bit too.
Marion H

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the way you have used vellum over the background panels. Very pretty. The flower is gorgeous as are the stickpins. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all in need of one.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea for using Vellum, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Janice K said...

A very pretty card with so much beautiful detail, love the decorative frames and the soft effect that you've created by using the vellum.x

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card again today . I love the vellum overlay it adds a different touch. The California collection are my first go to too. Were they the first you designed? I must play with some felt flowers they look so good. Take care love Diane G xxxx
Tina so sorry your day started badly thinking of you today xxx

Annie said...

Good morning, Sue, beautiful card, love the soft vellum look, and the flower is really pretty.
Annie x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I very different card and love the panelled background.... it is wonderful! Take Care love Michelle S xxx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi sue
Lone the card. My task today is try to mark a felt flower like yours sue, I am sure it will look nothing like it should!!
Ginnie xx

Wendy L said...

So pretty, xxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the die, keep using mine

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card this morning.Love the border.
Keep crafting

carol quinn said...

so sweet

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is so beautiful, it takes my breath away.
I do agree with Mrs Duck though, I would prefer it without the vellum overlay as with dodgy eyes it makes it harder to see the gorgeous background die.
I hope that you Sue, all the ladies are as well as can be today and that Norah has managed to pick herself up, dust herself down and start all over again!!
Love xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, love the colour and the flower and pins are so pretty, gorgeous die cuts

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
What a stunning card,,,the lilac is such a pretty colour and the flower is so pretty. It's still good to see ideas with the first set of dies that you released as I still love them all.
Hugs to those who need them.

Love Sheila xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant and such pretty colours. Love the Californian dies gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

sonja_w said...

Really like this not only because it's in my favourite colours but because everything just works together so beautifully. Would have never thought to use vellum to cover a background,but it looks lovely. Xx

dreamer said...

Loved it then and love it now Such a cool card, my goodness would love all and I mean ALL you die,s they are so wonderful thanks wendy

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Another beautiful card - loving the colour scheme.

Diana

darcydaydream said...

What a great effect with the vellum. Another technique to try.
Have a lovely crafty day.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely card!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning creation you have made for us today. Doesn't the vellum soften the Aubergine card. You teach us so many effects that it's good to revisit them once in awhile to remind us of them. Congratulations to Robbie Pam on his achievements, that's really good news. Hug to you and him as usual.
As Sandra says Julia please persevere with the wheelchair. Don't let the narrow mindless of other people put you off going out. That would be a crying shame. I know it's easy for us able bodied to say that but just remember it's a case of mind over matter. Little steps at a time and you'll get there.
Steph hope that Mrs L is making progress.
Norah hope you are feeling better today and that your hills are alive today.
Hugs to my special friends Sandra and Sue and hope your holiday shop has been completed. Off to Southmoor soon to do some crafting at the Caligraphy class. Hugs to all in need today.


Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today and I like the idea of the parchment to tone down the colour, such a good idea. Beryl xxx

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Your card is just gorgeous loving it all !
Elaine H X

lilygee said...

Good Morning Sue and All

Really like the background and the card as a whole is so pretty - thanks for sharing.
Lilygee x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a truly beautiful card. Love the use of the velum and the soft effect on the colour. Thank you for yet more brilliant ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really gorgeous, love the softness of the vellum xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue and a gorgeous card to come back to. Like you I keep reaching for my California Collection dies!! love from Jackie D

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue and Good morning
Love this card. The colours and design are gorgeous.
I have some of the dies featured on this so may well give it a go of sorts. Although you give me inspiration, I always try to put my own twist on my makes otherwise its a copy. You do lay ruddy good foundations for me though lol.
Thanks as usual,
lots of love
Jo xx

sued99 said...

A very pretty card with a beautiful flower.

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card today - the California Collection is being used time and time again. Think this is a card to make today.
Another glorious day - enjoy it while it lasts!!
Sheila x

Glennis said...

Beautiful card - I love the colours

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card , love the look of the hazy vellum

Lacelady said...

Wow, the die looks so different, cut into strips Sue. I have that one, so I'll have to try it out now. I don't mind one bit when you go back for a while, it's good to see some of the older dies again.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is just exquisite, love the softness of the velum and the flower is double scrummy. The stick pins are gorgeous. I use my California dies lots, they are so versatile. Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Pam good news about Robbie, as you say yea go Robbie, hugs to you both.
Nanna Tina so sorry for your loss of beloved Max, you will be heartbroken, my thoughts are with you.
Norah you poor lady, hope you are feeling better and that you did not do any serious damage, gentle hugs to you and wee Rory.
Meg O congratulations on the birth of Leo, it will be hard watching him fight for his life, my thoughts and love to you all.
Clare W well done at the golf.
Tandy fingers crossed about the scan results, a scary time for you, gentle hugs and love.
Julie L you go girl, don't let small minded people affect your freedom, you are so brave, hugs to you and Lee.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Steph, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lindsay, Magpie, Lynne M, Lynda B, Wheely bad, Sandra, Tres, Maureen K, Myra P, Mrs B and a massive hug to our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours very pretty, I have my four year old grandson with me and he loves 'cratering ' as he calls it, thank you again for sharing your idea's Linda x

Susan White said...

Really love the velum overlay and little felt flower on this card - so clever Sue! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Alison Couchman said...

Such a pretty card and love the mistiness of the vellum over the aubergine card. Lovely.
Alison

iReneM said...

Oh, how pretty - love the vellum idea :)
x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Such a beautiful card today! The California collection is gorgeous, and the use of the vellum adds softness to the card.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
All I can say after reading Nana Tina's post is - beautiful card. I cant deal with Thursday's at the best of times, and still light my candle at 11am, but after reading that, I will check back tomorrow for Friday's card. Sorry.

Lancashire Steph xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful. The colours are gorgeous. I love it.
Love Jan x x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful effect the vellum makes over the die, this is another must try! Today's card is so pretty.

NanaT sorry to hear about Max, pets are so much part of our families.

Norah, hope you are feeling better today and the floor has recovered as well (lol).

Take care everyone, Jess x

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Stunning card just cut out htis background for the first time yesterday and it amazing. Have a good Day Elaine x

nannapat said...

Fabulous card as usual Sue. I love the way you have softened the look by using vellum, a great idea that could be used time and time again. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card, lovely colours and I love the use of vellum. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Just beautiful. love the design and the colour is gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

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

Fiona Young said...

This colour combination is always so pretty. The vellum adds a lovely gentle look. Best wishes to all of you from Maine.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card today and I love the effect that overlaying the vellum gives.
Lesley S x

SHARICA said...

Very pretty card today .. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the Californian set B one of my favourite set of dies to use.
Norah hope you're feeling better

Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love this card it is gorgeous
The colours are so clean and fresh
Pat x

Alice G said...

Very elegant and totally gorgeous. I love it Sue.

Hugs alice xx
Ps just came across a whole new set of Sue Wilson Christmas dies yesterday. So exciting. Have ordered the a Nigel already! Can't wait to hear all about these!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, so fresh and pretty, i am saving my pennies for Ally-Pally in Sept, well you can't take it with you can you!

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Best wishes and hugs to all in need.
Vanessa x

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the flower.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue n all the crafty crew
What a stunner of a card again Sue love it, hugs Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous. I love everything about this card. It is really beautiful. The dies and the colours are just my cup of tea.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo gorgeous Sue, just gorgeous! It is beautifully elegante. Love the colours and the gorgeous felt flower which I will try later. Love those gorgeous pins and the background (also lovely!) with the added touch of soft velum. Will have to get some out and do some experimenting! I did a pointsettia last week, with a clear stamp that I have. I stamped it with perfect medium, white embossed it and then coloured it in on the back. It can look a mess at the back but it looks lovely from the front! Can I say too that the Wednesday giveaway card is stunning, just stunning! Good luck everybody for it! Hope this finds you and your family fine Sue. "Thank you for all your inspiration". Sending love and hugs to you and to Meg, Lynne, Yorkielass, Lynda, Sandra, Julie, don't let the thoughts of others stop you from going out. I for one make a point of looking and saying hello at the lady/gent in the wheelchair. The smile that they give you back is far beyond monetary worth! Go for it Julie and get out there and see the world! Lyndsey, Nanna Tina over Max, Norah, hope you're okay over your fall xx Pam, great news about Robbie! Sending love and hugs to all the wonderful Wilsonette family who might need them today xx help yourself, I have plenty! Take care Sue and everybody xx Love Karen xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Another gorgeous card !! I love everything about this one. I really love the Californian background die and have been meaning to get it for ages now. As tomorrow is pay day I think I may finally be able get it !! I love the vellum idea to create a softer background. Why do I never think of doing things like that? Your colour combo is fab and I love the mix of dies you have used as your focal point, including the sentiment to. The border looks great and I love your bow and felt flower. Just beautiful Sue !! Oooh those beautiful stick pins to. I really do hope Creative Expressions will bring out some bead kits to go with their blank stick pins. I know I would have to buy a set in every colour if they did !! I have had a quick peek at your new Christmas Dies coming soon and they are all beautiful Sue !! Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put in, to bringing us all these wonderful craft goodies and stunning cards.
Wishing you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Nanna Tina, I am so very sorry to hear the sad news about the loss of your beautiful little doggie Max. Sending you lots of love and gentle hugs today love Tres x x x

Meg, you and your family are in my thoughts today. Please take care. Sending you lots of love and gentle hugs to, love Tres x x x

Julie Laz, thinking of you today and sending you lots of love and hugs. Take care love Tres x x x

Pam, great news about Robbie. I am so pleased all is going well for him. I hope you are doing ok to. Sending you both lots of love and hugs today love Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to Lynne M and fur babies, Norah, Steph, Yorkielass June, Lindsey Martin, Cameeli, Linda Brock, Sandra, Myra and any one else I have forgotten (sorry but I cannot remember everyone's name !!) x x x

Wishing all the wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love today from Tres x x x


Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I love your Californian die collection and have been using it a lot lately as I have quite a few family birthday cards to make. I love what you've done with the background and the vellum makes it look hazy. I like the felt flower and have given this a go with SUCCESS, I might add. it's a really pretty card. Thank you. Hugs Pauline A

Maxine T said...

Love the split background and the colour, nice card.
Maxine T

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card today's prize is Sue, with the beautiful colours and textures. I love the felt flower that you have made, very tactile. When i get more back together i shall have an attempt at this beauty as it just looks terrific.
Steph, the reason that they give scant info out on a patient is that it could be anyone calling, even them knowing the voice changes nothing so half pint tells me, it is to protect the patient. I am sending wee prayers up for you and Mrs L snr, hoping that she is back home again soon well. Poor Mr L must be going through the mill the now with worry about you and his mum so sending a hug to him.
Clare W, your new found friends will be old friends before you know it, glad you had fun.
Glad you are getting better Nanna Tina as each day passes, hope that you are back to full speed soon flower but don't go too fast as we don't want you to relapse. I am so sorry you have lost Max, he must have known that he was going and wanted to say good bye. I can't see them as just, to me they are as much my baby they just have 4 legs instead of 2. I have 4 children:- Tia is 7 and has 4 legs and is chocolate coloured, then there is Rory 14, Kirsten 15, and the biggest child of all is Mr M at 52 and he is the worst.
Janet,I think it should have been the French Riviera that you vacated to from spring to autumn, you might have had more chance of having the beautiful weather.
Awh Sandra, sorry you are going through a bad time, i hope that the medication that you have got is stronger so that it can hit the infection with a blast. Hope your two administering angels are helping you get things organized for your holiday and the infection has passed before then.
Meg my dear flower, that wee champ has been called after the king of the jungle for a reason. Leo the Lion is a fighter and so will this wee mite although i am sending you and his poor parents a big hug. Please try not to worry, i know that is hard to say, but he IS going to pull through, he just got anxious to get out and see his mummy and daddy and Addenbrookes is a marvelous hospital, probably one of the top hospitals in our Country.
Julie, please don't feel embarrassed about having to use a wheel chair, it would give you such freedom and independence of at least one sort. I spent years falling outside because i wouldn't use my stick(only 1 at that time)just because of embarrassment, but not now. People either have to take me as they see me or not at all and i hope that you can one day get to this point, hugs. Reading Sandra's post i can only agree as i was exactly the same and trapped by my own making at home. I too couldn't go out the door before i started panicking and having a hard trouble just breathing, so please start to live again, don't let it pass you bye.
(first part)

Norah McPhee said...

Wheely, i hope you have a lovely time out later with Billy and your P.A. and your new found freedom called a SCOOTER. This is going to make the biggest difference to you flower, enjoy. Hope Mr Wheely Bad has a lovely day at the fishing. It will do him good to have some time off as well.
Pam i am over the moon on reading of Robbie's progress. It might just seem small steps but it is a huge leap for him. WELL DONE ROBBIE. And you have 1 more week on my workings out until you can once again get mobile even if it is only semi with a lighter cast.
Have a few really sore bits from my up close and personal floor inspection the other day, and i have some lovely colours added to my peely wally skin colouring, you know like purples, yellows, some browns, not colours that i would have personally picked as they sort of clash with each other. Why is it that when you have a sore area, it is always that area that hits something as if to remind you "Hey i'm here"? So very glad for solid unmovable furniture as it is keeping me upright going around the house at the moment, but i will get back to normal, that's if i can ever remember what normal is. The last time i had a brain scan i wondered if they actually found one there. The doc said it was but i don't think that it hung around for very long though. We are having a beautiful day here at the Hillfoots, i will try and encourage some of it to go south eastwards across to Burgandy for you Janet, but oh my hills do look pretty when the sun is out on them.
Ah well i will go and get started on the 3 cards i have to make for my friend, yesterday it was 2 until 30 minutes ago. See you all tomorrow hopefully when the sun is shining for all of you. Sending gentle hugs to all the special people that come to this blog, who without you i don't know where i would be. Thank you my gentle kind friends,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Theresa Sweetman said...

another lovely card Sue

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely Sue! xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card, so much detail, a real SW masterpiece, the aubergine is just gorgeous with the added touch of misty magical vellum. In fact I have a whole draw in my paper storage cabinet for my vellum, I take it out look at it lovingly, stroke it and then return it to its home, it's so gorgeous I'm reluctant to use it! ...........Sad or what???
Hope you're having a good day, take care, love Brenda xxx
Nanna Tina, So sorry you have lost your loyal friend Max. When I was reading your message about him, I thought he wanted to say goodbye to his special friends and have you beside him. Special hugs to you both.
Sandra, lovely message you sent to Julie Las. Julie please listen to Sandra, she really does appreciate what you're going through. Her message - I felt came right from her heart........she understands and genuinely cares (I felt that, And only know of both of you through this amazing blog) Sandra, Hope you're feeling a bit better today LOL
Pam, is it just one more sleep before your brother arrives AND you get an update on Robbie?

Sending gentle hugs to everyone who needs them LOL

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a stunning card !! I love the background cut into strips, and I adore the focal element die-cuts, absolutely gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dear Pam, This is great news about Robbie, I pray for his full recovery.
Huge hugs and love to you both from Patricia xx

Ivonka said...

This is one of my favourites! I love the flower - it looks so velvety. I'm definitely going to start using vellum like that. Thanks, Sue! Yx

Brenda Lello said...

Norah, have only just seen your post for today, what an amazing lady you are, take it easy, AND don't go getting close up and personal with the floor!!! there are other ways to clean it you know!!! enjoy your wonderful hills, hope the sun keeps hugging them. LOL

Jill Liddle said...

Another stunning card

Susi Mortimer said...

Afternoon Sue,
Lovely card love the colours. Have a good day. Susi x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it's truly beautiful thank you for sharing love to all June.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, this card is right up my street. The colours, the design, everything is beautiful. Hope you have a fabulous day. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Oh I do love today's card! I hardly ever use vellum and it really does soften stronger colours as well as adding interest. You teach us so much. Thank you. I , like many others, find myself using the California dies over and over again. Sometimes even just the smallest one for a sentiment. I love making these flowers as they always work! The pins are gorgeous too.
Michelle - sorry missed your birthday yesterday - hope you had a great day.
Meg - thinking of you and the whole family and praying for baby Leo. x
Cazzie - how are you getting on? Hope progress still good.
Heather T - so sorry about your friend.
Julie L - you've had lots of very well meant ,loving, caring advice from people who know what they are talking about. Hope it really helps you - sending hugs to you.
Wheelybad - hope the pub outing and the coke went well. Hope you your husband brings a lovely fish or two home.
Nanna Tina - so sorry about Max , thinking of you.
Pam - great news about Robbie , you must be so thrilled and so nice that his Dad can come away knowing he is improving.
Sending love to , Tina E, Sandra, June, Anne, Theresa, Janet, Margaret, Lynda, Lynne , Brenda L, Steph, Tres, Tandy and a special hug for Norah - I was wincing reading about those bruises. Take care everyone!
Love Myra

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely colour combo and the idea of putting vellum on top of the die cuts to soften the background is lush, defo gonna try that one!

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Maryann Laursen said...

So beautiful Sue, and I also absolutely love those stickpins you always make for them too, they´re so gorgeous like the cards are too.

terrie said...

What a beautiful and awesome card...
How you come up with such wonderful style it amazes me...
Well done Sue

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A really stunning card today, beautiful colour again. Love it.

Pam fantastic news about Robbie, what a trooper. Keep sending him our love and positive thoughts. Gentle hugs to you both. X

Norah really sorry to hear you had a fall, I hope you will be feeling better soon. Big hugs X

Meg you have had a bad run of sadness, you must be so worried, I will keep everything crossed and Leo will be in my prayers. really gentle hugs X

Nanna Tina I am so very sorry about the loss of your good friend and companion Max, I had a few tears when I read this today, at least you were there with him.I'm sure Steph will let you share her candle today. Big pet lover hugs to you both XX

Tandy fingers crossed for some good results X

Steph I hope you find out some news about your MIL today, I hope she is on the mend. Thinking of you today, Big hugs X


kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

TOB said...

This is a beautiful card. I would not of thought that vellum would make the background so lovely. Love your flower and stick pins.
Pam So glad the news is positive for Robbie, hugs.
Nanna Tina so sorry to hear you have lost your little doggie, hugs.
Julie Laz Please, please find the inner strength to use your wheelchair. I have been there and it's an awful situation to find yourself in but ONLY YOU can change it. Have a go, you have nothing to lose.
Steph hope MIL is feeling better
To all who I have not mentioned a huge hug to you all. My dark cloud I had over me yesterday has now cleared thank goodness.
Love to all
Theresa xx

Cazzie D said...

Wow what a divine card. The introduction of vellum is perfect. I must try this technique. Who wouldn't adore this card! Caz x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Truly stunning card and flower. xx

Lynda McKittrick said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors that you have used.

Laura O said...

great card love this background .Laura O

Vie Carter said...

Oh what a pretty card, would never have thought to put vellum to mute the background, will have to try this now

Vie
x

3362 Jan.xx said...

Hi Sue. Stunning as always. Love that touch of vellum.Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

hollyberry said...

Think that this card is absolutely gorgeous.Can see why you keep picking these dies up.

SusanP, Kent said...

This is a lovely card in one of my favourite colourways. Really must get some felt and tulle and more seam binding - the list goes on!

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue! I really like that little flower.

NANNA TINA so sorry to hear about Max, at least you were there for him and he wasn't alone. My boy is 12 next month and I just love him to bits and know when the time comes I will be heartbroken but its either that or never know the joy of having a dog even if only for a short while.

IVY Cheong said...

Afternoon Sue,

Another elegant card. I especially love vellum and this made the card so special and different. Gorgeous! Thank you for the inspirations yet again.


P.s. Sorry to hear about Max, Tina.


Lots of love,

Ivy Ling xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card today i absolutely love it. I am still very down about the sudden passing of my friend but wanted to post a comment to you just so you know I've seen it.
Thank you so much Myra P
Good news about Robbie Pam
Hugs x
Heather T

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue beautiful card as usual.

sorry to read about max. hugs for Tina

Yvonne xxx

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes. Wow Sue such a beautiful card I just love the colour combo,
The velum over the background gives a great effect thank you for sharing that. The Californian dies are so versatile I have the sets you have used & love them.
Love & hugs Lynda xx

Nanna Tina so sorry about your beloved dog Max he must have wanted to say goodby to you both my thoughts are with you gentle hugs Lynda xx

Pam good positive news on Robbie, hugs to you both Lynda xx

Tandy fingers crossed for your scan results thinking of you hugs Lynda xx

Julie Laz,pleased don't let them silly small minded people win,your far better than them,it would make such a differents to you as Sandra has said will give you some freedom & independents.You are such a brave lady love & hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to Tina E,Sandra,Lindsay,Yorkielass,Margaret corgi owner,Wheely Bad,Nanna Tina,Jean D,Magpie,Tob Theresa,Tres,Mrs B,Maureen K,Brenda L,Janet Ecco,Lynne M & Fur babies,Norah & wee Rory,Tandy Julie Laz & Lee, hugs Lynda xx

Love & hugs to all the lovely Wilsonettes Lynda xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. A lovely stunning card. Beautiful colours and felt flower. Have a great day. Hugs xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card I love how you have done the background. And the colour is so pretty I'm going to have ago at this one as I have these dies. Take care Sue

Debs A xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love the California collection dies. This is one of my favorite. Nice effect with the vellum, will have to try that.

Jan on the Fosse said...

HI SUE
My intention today was make a special card for my friend and I just loved the idea with vellum look.
I have been so busy with unexpected visitors, I have put it on my special to do list for tomorrow. Just love hazy shodowy feel to the card.

Virginia Davey said...

Hi Sue love your California dies they are so pretty and useful.

rachel said...

absolutely gorgeous - I love this - the colours are beautiful x

Bejay Roles said...

God Afternoon Sue. I really love the layers on this card, they are really beautiful. I agree with Virginia when she says that the California dies are really pretty. xx

Sanjay Soriano said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, thank you for the inspirational use of vellum. I've had some in my craft box for ages and didn't no how else to use it. I will be trying this out with your new dies very soon.
Keep up the good work and thank you again.
Hugs
Barry & Jay xx

Sandy said...

Simply incredible design possibilities with your dies. Particularly love this card. Well done!

Sandy Hoy

Lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a fantastic card, simply love the felt flower I will have to try and see if I can do it, is there a tutorial for it?
Lorna

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the card today, these dies are fab and are my favourites.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Nana on the Hill said...

I love this card, it is a real beauty. I know l keep saying it but this one really is a favourite!

Angela H said...

Great idea cutting the background die into strips, I must try this.

Gail said...

Fab card and luv the velum effect to soften the background xx GaiT xx

craftynanna said...

hi sue, gorgeous card, i love the flower i have had a go at the felt flower and was quite pleased with my effort, i love the colour and have never thought of putting vellum over it to soften the colour, how many of us have made a garish coloured card but now i know how to remedy it, thank you sue for your top tips love to all J

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Gorgeous, gorgeous, card. Love the color, and the vellum effect. Great job.

Karen Drew said...

Love what you have done with the background.
Colours are gorgeous
luv
Karen xx

Craftysusan said...

Stunning card, I love the dies and colours. Clever idea to use the vellum too, I must try this. I recently bought the die you used for the background so I must try this card. Thank you so much Sue for continuing to inspire me.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another Gorgeous Card Sue!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Late for me today, Sue, a hectic day - so, very pleased to see such a serene and lovely card - thank you.

'P' in Wales

Only skimmed through yesterday's and today's comments and such sad ones - Heather T, so sorry about your friend, also Nanna Tina - know how you feel to lose your lovely Max - we've been there too many times and wept too many tears.
Norah - Tandy - Julie and so many others - big hugs!! and take care.

Theresa Pace said...

lush card Sue. love that aubergine card. it all just works so well, hugs xx

janet said...

Oh I do like this card -so pretty. Must seee if I have that background as it looks good cut up and I doubt they'd all take that treatment!! I like the vellum effect too.
Hugs Janet in Kent

hazel young said...

Stunning as always Sue dont know how you keep it up xx hazel

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card who would have thought that vellum would make such a difference, gives the card a really soft look, and the colours are super.

Julie you have been through so much please don't let the narrow minded people win, they have no idea what it is like. Can I suggest that rather than go out in your own town where you may meet people you know get your lovely hubby to take you somewhere else in the car and give it a go, less chance of meeting folk you know, that is what I did to build up my confidence. You don't have to go too far the first time, build your time up and just think how proud your lovely hubby would be to have you go out with him. I once said to a physio how much I hated it when people spoke down to me or ignored me, her reply was just tell them you will regard their remarks with the contempt they deserve, it works and they have no answer either! Come on brave girl you can do it, we are all supporting you just think, what have you to loose? Nothing but you have lots to gain I feel sure you hubby will be so very proud of you if you try, and you will feel so much better for doing it. Julie just say to yourself, I can and I will.

Great news of Robbie Pam he sounds a really strong boy and no mistake.

Thinking of you Tina, I know just what you are going through, gentle but bug hugs to you both.

Special hugs to Pam and Robbie, Lynda, Lindsay, Yorkielass, Steph, Norah, Tina and of course Sue.

Sonia Jones said...

Stunning card and a gorgeous colour scheme x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
You continue to spoil us. We appreciate all that you share with us every day. Pam good news about Robbie. Meg special love to you and your family. Our son was born 12 weeks early so know what you are going through he was fine and he and his wife have given us two wonderful grandchildren. nana Tina sorry to hear about Max. Thank you for all your kind thoughts too many names for me to remember but you know who you are. It really helps. Love and hugs to all.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card in my favourite lovely colours of purple. I have 2 of the dies used so will give it a try when I'm back in craft land! The flower is very clever, I have had a sift through my beads to see what I have for stick pins and as the beading stuff is in the living room I could sit and do that.

We had our walk last night, I padded my powerchair seat out and back brace on so was careful. We went on a nice walk but got out late due to us finding a spillage in the cupboard so instead of thd pub I went into the co op while Alex and the dog waited and brought some baking supplies. We made apple and oat cake, with tons of dried fruit and seeds, it was nice to be 'in charge' in the kitchen as Mr W is on a schedule in the evenings. I am feeling my powerchair ride today as the local pavements are very rough but it was worth it. Mr W came back recharged and happy after a 5 1/2 tench among his catches (he went course fishing this time) and got the TV to himself as I slept through this afternoons heat. It's just thrown it down with rain and is suddenly much fresher.

Julie Laz, it is natural to be concerned about making the decision to use a wheelchair. Back in 2001, I used to destroy myself using crutches over distance. I'd literally go out on a Saturday afternoon and need a week to recover. Mr W and I had some steaming rows about it, I was 24 and very much in denial about my condition. He won it for me by telling me if I had a chair, I could take my brothers out places, they were 10 & 12 at the time and my Dad was very ill. The boys needed me to be able to look after them and take them the places my parents couldn't. A long story short it changed my life. I had more options, chair for long distance and for sitting in at the park or sea. I could then get up on sticks and kick a ball with them, we could go to football games or to fairs etc. Cos I wasn't so knackered I had more energy for them, for permitted work and for sport (which maintained muscle tone and kept me using my sticks for longer than expected). I had the odd silly person but I found that addressing them in my best bbc English soon made them think twice. You get the odd comedian (older men mostly) but I have found that nowadays people are so much more open minded. I found a lot of people in the disabled community to be lovely and very understanding to a newbie. In 13 years I only have had pure ignorance to deal with a couple of times. People will ask questions (they think they are being friendly rather than nosey!) But if you explain you use it as tiredness/ pain would otherwise mean you'd be stuck at home you'd be really surprised at how kind and understanding strangers can be. If shop assistants address your companion you reply instead, they'll think twice about doing it to the next person! It's a lot to get your head around, take time to get used to it but remember YOU use the wheelchair, the wheelchair does not use you. There are no rules saying if you go out in it, you have to stay in it, it'd be more comfy to sit in than most chairs too so you would enjoy yourself more when you are out. In 2011 when I got the powerchair it was an easier decision as I knew I'd been stuck at home for a year and I needed to be able to get out, it didn't quite work the way I wanted as I didn't forsee the disc ruptures but at least I could take the dog out every now and again! Good luck Julie and if you need any help or advice just ask honey. I am here for you. There are no silly questions, only silly answers!!! Super big hugs for you xxx

Will have to pop in a second here as I'm over my limit... bear with for a spot of cut and paste!

Wheely Bad said...

Me again!

Sorry for a double post but I need to spread a Wheely big load of love :-)

Pam, the countdown is on for you and I am delighted to hear such positive news about Robbie. Sending you both love and hugs.

Nanna Tina, I'm so sorry for your loss. As you know, my child has paws so I understand how sad you must be, Max clearly wanted to say goodbye to you. RIP Max & sympathy hugs.

Norah, I hope you're recovering well after your fall- those hills need you! Healing hugs and we'll compare bruises lol xxx

Meg, Little Leo & your family are still in my thoughts, I shall look north west toward Cambridge and send strength his way everyday he is there, hugs and more hugs for you all.

Tandy, fingers crossed for your scan results xxx Lancashire Steph, thoughts with you, Mr. L and your mum in law. Hospitals are very guarded and it must be difficult not being there. I know it's easy to say but take care of yourself too xxx Theresa, I'm so happy your dark cloud had blown away, may the sun continue to shine and if those clouds come back I'll point some north sea wind toward you to blow them away again! Hugs for you all xxx and also for Lynda, Lindsay, Maria, Myra, Yorkielass June, Janet Ecco, Margaret Corgi owner, Brenda and anyone I forgot. Hugs and love for my Wilsonettes who are ill, in recovery or in pain. We are stronger together.

And of course, special hugs for our wonderful mentor Sue. I hope your mom is ok, special hug for her too from Billy and I.

T xxx

Jane said...

Just divine Love this one Sue.

Jane xx

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Amazing card today, love the background very effective. Gorgeous colours to.
The flower is beautiful and am in love with the stick pins.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, sorry for late look in. Today's card really sings to me. I love everything about it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Christine B. said...

Stunning card Sue, love the effect the vellum gives over the background. . Your flower is gorgeous. Love and crafty hugs x ChrisB

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Lovely card, really cute felt flower and as usual your stickpins are fab.
Nanna Tina-sorry to hear about Max.It always hard when our pets leave us as they are like a family member,Hug to you. Norah-you sound very colourful,ouch!Hope you feeling better soon! Julie-whey to beautiful outside to be indoors so get out there to the sunshine while we got it.Ignore silly people and live!Listen to Sandra and wheelybad Pam-good news,go Robbie! Steph-hope all goes well. Theresa-glad you felling better today,we all seem to have good and bad days but hopefully with a bit of crafting and a chat we can forget the pains we are in for a little while anyway To
Wheelybad,Norah,Steph,Theresa, Sandra,Julie,Meg,Tandy and everyone on this blog Have a good night Hugs Maria x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. Just stunning.
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fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, it's late and I'm tired but I had to say I love today's card. Although showing as blue rather than aubergine it is beautiful and I love the way you have layered the vellum.

Nanna Tina - so sorry to hear about Max. He surely wanted to say goodbye so just be thankful you were there with him. I'm sure you will meet again at the rainbow bridge. It is so very hard to lose a beloved pet, been there many times, we just have to remember the joy that they have brought us.
Frances

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card and how you've put the vellum over the background it gives it a real misty softness, the flower and stickpins are just beautiful . I too love your California collection they are so versatile, thanks Sue hugs to you xx

Pam, great news about Robbie, hugs to you both.
Tina , sending you hugs sorry you've lost Max .xx
Norah, hope your bruises are easier today ,xx
To yorkielass ,Lynda and all wilsonettes crafty hugs xxx

Jean D xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, great technique to layer the vellum over the background to soften it. I love using vellum on cards - this is a winner!

Hugs, Belinda. X

dianeandchipps said...

Hello Sue, another gorgeous card with my favourite pastel shades. You have so many stunning ideas. I particularly like the flower. I have been making your crochet ribbon roses tonight, not quite as good as yours but with a bit more practice they will get better, lol.
Diane xx

Myra from Florida said...

Beautiful card. Love the dies and design.

Ann Lauzon said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and all the others too. I found you on Joanna Sheen, and sure am glad that I did. I love watching your videos, I just wish you would give the dimensions for your base cards. thanks...Ann Lauzon

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the California collection, and have it, now for the rest!!

Jean Bullock said...

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765604558462/ Hmmm. I think I need to create a board just for you. I love the dies for this card. So intricate.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Lou said...

Hi Sue

Thank you for the stunning card. Wonderful colours too. Really like the idea of using vellum. I also like the great idea of using different parts of different collections. I am going to try that today. Your dies are so beautiful I use them every day . Have a good day. x

Vick said...

absolutely stunning!! I love everything about it, one of my favourite colours and lacy which is what I love, feminine in every way, gorgeous!! Hugs, Vick xx
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Theresa said...

Well Mrs W.
You have certainly done us proud with today's card
It is stunning and I know one person that this card would suit right down to the ground
And funnily enough she has left a comment just above this one. Eh V.
Sue it is beautiful love it.
Theresa xx

Dawn holben said...

Another beautiful and stunning
Card.
And in my favourite colours too.

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