Sunday, 27 July 2014

In My Thoughts

 Good Sunday morning all!  I started this card by stamping the Butterfly Meadow stamp that matches my Spanish Collection.  I used a black archival ink pad for this since it is a silhouette style stamp.  I've noticed that many crafters aren't aware of this, but if you miss part of your image when you stamp, don't throw it away and don't use an ink pen to fill it in, but rather, use a black pencil as it will blend better and be far less noticeable.  Just use a light hand.  The ink will be easy to spot when tilted as it will grab the light differently.
   Once stamped, I hand cut an irregular scalloped looking piece that I laid down and moved around as I  lightly sponged varying shades of blue and purple to create a billowy sky.  I stamped my sentiment in the upper corner, then used the Valencia cutting edge to cut the piece out.  There is a butterfly in the stamp, but I cut the side view butterfly twice from the Magical Butterflies set and added some Midnight Snow to the edge of the wings.  I glued them together for a 3D side view butterfly and added it over thee stamped image.  To create the background for my focal element, I used the Basketweave embossing folder on coconut white card.  I cut a border from my Italian Collection and added it to the left side of the card.  I tied Sky Blue seam binding around the card horizontally and taped the ends to the back.  I tied a messy bow and added it to the side of my focal piece.  I made some stick pins to match (and yes those beads are actually blue in real life, not the lavender they look in the pics!) and a black crystal sparkler for the centre.  I finished the card with some white and blue mats and used my Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to make dots all the way around the edge.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.

Time for the winners of this weeks Comment Game.  They are:
Wheely Bad!!!
Julie's Crafty Creations!!
Nanna Tina!!!

For the extra qualifying post of July 21st, the winners are:
Sandra Biggs!!!
Craftetter (Elaine)!!!
Angie D!!!

For the extra qualifying post of July 23rd, the winners are:
Ginnie Rutter!!!
Ivy Leong!!!
Janice Robinson!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your postal address and claim your prizes.  All for now, Sue x















199 comments:

Pam said...

Hello Sue and all, another stunning card , lovely.
Tandy, sorry about the hospital, hope the tests bring positive news, glad you are back.
TOB enjoy your freedom with the scooter, but be careful,, Norah gets into some escapades.
Geebee88', hope all goes well with your Mums tests too.
Steph, have a great market day and hope you sell out hunnie.
Love and hugs to all, hope Cameeli has a great day today in NY.
Congrats to all winners , especially Wheelybad and NannaTina, what a boost for you both x

Virginia Davey said...

Morning all congratulations to all the winners. Another lovely card. Lovely for a get well card with the stamping done in a lighter colour, you use it for quite a few different occasions.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card. Congrats to all the winners. Take care all Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the stamp, background EF, stick pins - everything! I keep trying to ink but I'm too heavy handed and ruin things - any tips?
Congratulations to the winners, I hope it cheers you up to see your names (especially Wheely Bad and Nanna Tina).
Taking daughter to see "Little Mix" tonight, outdoor theatre so hoping it stays dry!!! Just trying to take her mind off looming exam results.
Sending wishes to those in pain. Sue xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone
Up early today as our racing pigeons are due home from a race from France. A very different card today, but really lovely. Particularly like the way you have created the clouds Sue, very authentic. Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

June said...

Good morning Sue, Pam and everyone on this lovely Sunday, lovely blue skies at the moment. What do we all think of the Commonwealth Games then, come on England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Well Sue when you use stamps you bring the cards to life, this is gorgeous, I will certainly try that technique about the black pencil. Have a great day everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card, your sky is fantastic, really life-like.
I used this stamp just yesterday but my card is nowhere near as beautiful as yours.
Hugs, Rose

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I'm early today as I've been up since 2.30am, up on the ridgeway because they are blowing up our cooling towers for our old power station, good views from up there.
Awesome but a shame.
Love this morning card Sue, that's me back to bed now.
Gail C x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, this is a really stunning card, I love the way everything blends in so well together. The sky looks fab, and anything with butterflies does it for me. I have used your black tip with a pencil, it works well, so thank you
Congrats to all the lucky winners x

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes.
What a beautiful card, Sue, love it !!

I used the new Cottage Stamp on a card for my youngest son yesterday, with some of the butterflies and daisies. I used Cream and Plum as my colour palette. I was very pleased with the end result : - )

Congratulations to all the winners, especially Tina and WheelieBad!!! Hope you're both feeling better.

Hugs ((( ))) as always, to Pam, Robbie, Tina, Julie & Lee and everyone in need.

Have a good day everyone,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous. I love the stamped image and the clouds you have created. The whole effect is stunning. Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy today. Hugs Jackie

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Another great card Sue.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card, love how you have created the clouds, but how did you manage the basket weave finish surrounding the image, which you have then inked? Or have I got my basket head on this morning cause I can't think it out?
Congratulations to all the lucky winners especially Wheelybad and Nanna Tina ( a nice wee surprise )!
Hugs to all xo

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and the
butterfly looks right at home among
the flowers.
Nancyd xx

MaggieMac said...

What a lovely card Sue - I have this stamp and just love it. I just wish I could make stick pins can't seem to find decent "beads" to go on the top. Anyone have any suggestions?? My thoughts to all who have troubles in their lives. Have a really good day all.

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and my lovely special Wilsonettes. Have a wonderful day in N.Y Cam and partner (sorry Cam its early and your lovely partners name has escaped me)
Wow Sunday breakfast in a proper American diner - love em :

Ohhhhh WOW - two poorly Wilsonettes have had their medication changed, the best EVER, a prize from our Sue, like Tina E's Wednesday win, it couldn't have come at a better time for you, hope you both start to feel upto crafting when your gift arrives. Well done to our other Wilsonette winners today, enjoy your gift ladies xx

If ONLY I could sell ALL I take today, lol it would take a miricle and a much larger market to do that im sorry to say ( plus I need to make Sue like cards) maybe 1 day they will be half a wonderful as I see here today. The amount of cards I mentioned on my comment yesterday has taken months and months of head down, non stop, push through the pain and tears hour's to make, that's without 'awkward' order's our daughters wedding stationary, spells away in hospital and more often than not lack of funds to buy what Ive needed ! But I beaver away hoping to make enough to start and save for the rest of the 1st SW die collection so I can start and save for the new collection, which by then will be the older collection !! LOL and now Ive woken your brain up and fuddled it around Im moving on : )
Todays card is so different, but amazing, a real W.O.W. (wonder of Wilson) that stamp is stunningly beautiful, I MUST get this stamp and try not to think about it for too long as by the time Ive ummed and arrrred over a stamp, and Ive got the money to buy it, its gone, so if I sell enough today, after paying for table space then I should order it : )

Well, better go wake the other 2 piggies (although one is a dog) the other sounds like a piggie, as I want that bedding on the line before all 3 piggies go to market !!

Whatever you have planned for today Sue, enjoy.
To my lovely Wilsonettes who may find today a bit of a struggle, then dony overdo it, and to all my lovely ladies, have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs for Pam and love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Rosie said...

Great card, Sue and thank you for reminding us about using black pencil to fill in. I had forgotten that very useful tip.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - wow - another must try! I just love how the edges of the stamp co-ordinate with the basketweave embossing folder - anyone would think you designed it to do this - (JOKE! - I love silhouette plant stamps and the butterfly is lovely as are those moody clouds. Hubby is off fishing this morning so a few hours of crafty bliss can be had. Rgs
Clare W

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card and thank you for the tip with the black pencil, I have thrown away many stamped pieces in the past, now I know what to do! Love Jean xxx. .......congratulations to all the winners!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Firstly an apology. I'm sorry I didn't comment yesterday, I really thought I had - it must be the heat adding my brain!! Anyway the card was beautiful and congrats to Tina for winning the giveaway.
Today's card is gorgeous, I love the way you have done the clouds and then I noticed the butterfly! I nearly bought the set yesterday but went for the Auvergne background instead. Will have to hope the shop still has the set next weekend! The stamp is beautiful as well.
Congrats to all of the winners especially Wheely Bad and Nana Tina.
Cameeli glad things went well at hospital and have fabulous time in New York.pam hope things are ok with you in this heat and also hope Robbie is improving. Well done Steph on making 200 cards - hope the market goes well and that you have a sell out. Lynne hope hubbie doesn't wear you out with all of the waned rings - Dave is another one who has to be doing something and doesn't seem to understand that I like to stay in and craft or read sometimes!! Theresa hope you're feeling a little better after seeing that we do all care for each other on this blog. Norah hope you're ok. Lindsay, Lynne Gail, Julie, Tina, tres, Wheely bad, Pam, Steph, Cameeli, hugs to you all and to everyone I've missed have a great day and love to you all. Love Alison xxxx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card, Sue, not a stamper but do admire the fantastic cloud effect - definitely one not to try!! Could never achieve this.
Well done to the winners, so pleased for WB and NT.

'P' in Wales

Tandy - hugs and best wishes.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I'm afraid I'm going to be in the minority today as I can't quite make my mind up about today's gift.
I love the butterfly but perhaps it's because I'm not all that happy about stamping being for main focal piece (it's my stamping ability that I'm questioning of course!).
I don't mind small amounts but having to do larger pieces frightens me. I shall have a go though and see what appears.

My Friday pastries were absolutely delicious and so am now looking forward to this week.

Big congrats to Wheelybad and Nanna Tina - I know you're going to enjoy your gift.

Steph - have a really good day with great results at the end of it. Just don't overdo things though.

Sandra - I'm going to try and get to you via your blog re the route you take. Hope I can manage it.

We have sunshine again this morning so we have happy smiles on our faces. We went to a Brocante yesterday (the equivelant to an antique/car boot sale) yesterday and came back with 10 brass drop handles - small - for himself and a nice little bundle of buttons for me - yes we were the last of the big spenders yesterday having spent just about £5.

Hope everyone is OK today and not suffering too much from your heat wave. Take care everyone.
See you tomorrow.
Just switch the coffee pot on as it's just about time for Mr E to return from the backery with bread for breakfast.
Janet x

CraftyAnn said...

A beautiful card, I like the muted blue and purple background but I find these mixed backgrounds hard to achieve. I think I will have another today while the idea is fresh in my mind.
Take care.

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card today Sue - I especially like the cloud background. Congrats to all the winners.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
Congrats to the winners and I love this card it's very pretty.
Love anything which you stamp. x

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
What is stunning card Sue, I bought this stamp at Ally Pally, because it goes with the Cordoba die and I already had that. Love the way you have created the sky - must practice that, it's just beautiful.
Up early today as Mr L has taken our elder daughter husband and sons to Gatwick airport. Then tomorrow he does the same thing again with our younger daughter husband and children but not quite so early!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, lovely to see your names up there Nanna Tina and Weely Bad.
Hope you have a good day.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Sending special hugs to Tandy hope the results are positive. Tres, Lynne M, TOB, Myra, Yorkielass, Diane hope you're aunt had a lovely 50s party and you had a good journey. Steph, you sound up and ready for that markets good luck. Norah, hope that garage clear out went well and you and Mr Mc P are still talking to each other!!!
Big gentle Sunday hugs for anyone who needs them, sending love and prayers to all

Brooke b said...

Good morning Sue, and another beautiful morning it is. The card is gorgeous once again, love the butterfly stamp and your tip. Must try that next time my stamping goes wrong. Congratulations to the lucky winners. JB xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card is stunning I love the stamp and thank you for the tip about filling in the missed bits. Hope this works as I'm away from home and the old internet is very hit and miss .
Beverley W

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Yet again another Extremely Beautiful Card, I Love everything you used to make this Card. I Love how you started by creating your Card using various shades of Blue's/Purple and sponging them on your card to create The Most Tremendous Sky!
I Love The Butterfly Meadow Image, and since you mentioned about using a Pencil if all the image doesn't stamp through (I believe it was on a Video shot when I first saw you do this) I do it all the time, I've always got a Black Pencil to hand, and I mentioned this to The Ladies who go to the Craft Class I attend and I know some of them use it also. The Great thing is about this Image is that it matches one of your Die's from your Spanish Collection you've used Valencia Die Set. I really Love The Awesome Butterfly that you've placed on your Card where you've cut two from your
Majical Butterfly Set the side view then once you've glued them together, you've placed it onto your Card looking Truly Stunning!
I Love The Basketweave Embossing Folder you've used and your fabulous Mat/Layering, Love The Sky Blue Seam Binding, your Fabulous Messy Bow, Black Crystal and your Beautiful Stick Pins.
Sue I can't Thank You enough for sharing your wonderful Cards with us each and every Day off The Year, Thank You For All Your Hard Work, Thank You for The Great Photography Shots, Thank You for this Wonderful Blog. A Huge Thank You From Myself For The Daily Inspiration You Give To Me I Really Appreciate It All.
Sue Take Great Care
Love ad Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All, Congratulations to all The Weekly Comment Gift Winners, Enjoy!
Lancashire Steph, I Hope You Have a Great Day At The Market!

doreenj said...



A lovely card, Sue, must give making stick pins a go!!! Along with everything else I want to try!!!!

Keep cool,


Doreen x

val jones said...

Good Morniing Sue. Lovely, lovely. Just got to have this stampsCongrats to the lucky winners.
Love Val in Spain x

TDQ Karen said...

Great card and thanks for the tip as I am not
The best stamper. Congratulations to the winners xxx

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card,I love this stamp.Congratulations to all the winners today.

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely card, the background is fabulous, is the basket weave embossing folder coming back in to stock?,

Muriel x

marion morris said...

What a gorgeous stamp. Its absolutely stunning as a silhouette and is set off magnificently by the dies

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a brilliant card so very pretty, must go I am doing the race for life gosh I hope I make it round lol.hugs sarah xx

Lesley Cann said...

Really love this card. Have started making my own hat pins since I saw them on your blog great to have ones to match the card. Look forward to seeing your blog daily.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card just stunning, love the stamping - one to try and thank you for the tips
Congratulations to the winners
Hugs
Carol x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely ladies,
What a pretty card today, I really like those scene type stamps are so pretty and very versatile, they are big stamps too, so you don't to do much else!
Steph, good luck today at the market, it's a huge achievement to have made that many cards despite all the hurdles you had to get over! So fingers crossed x
Pam, sending love your way and to Robbie, I do hope that he is continuing to improve, such a determined young man, he must have made his parents super proud!
My eldest (Matt ) and eldest of three daughters (Becca) both suffer from psoriatic arthritis, they have a lot of painful, swollen joints, the medication they have had to endure is horrendously toxic, it breaks my heart, but I am so immensely proud that the pair of them get up for work every single day, no fuss, my son is a farmer so his job his super strenuous too!
Cameeli & Mari, I hope you are up and about, having a delicious New York style and then off sightseeing or is it shopping today? Remember you have to carry all you buy home!
Congratulations to our lucky winners, enjoy your goodies!
I have to try and start packing and organising stuff for holiday, there is so much to remember, we did have a giggle the other day, Sophie & Lucy (my twins) got their suitcases from last year and gave a quick try on of all their "holiday clothes", well you would have thought that somebody had removed all theirs and replaced them with stuff ten times smaller! Their shorts wouldn't go past their knees, it would appear that my gorgeous little 14 year olds have transformed like butterflies into beautiful curvaceous young ladies! When did that happen!! So I guess that we have to go shopping, humph! Not my favourite pastime!
Anyway enough waffling for today!
I sincerely hope that you lovely ladies have a super relaxing Sunday, special hugs to you all,
Sandra xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is beautiful, very ethereal in look, I'm especially loving the clouds you have inked onto the gorgeous stamping, and the stunning die you have used to cut this out with is fabulous. I love the whole of this card !!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your goodies !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW totally awesome card today love the butterfly - itrocks.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the sentiment so nice. Love the cloud background
and the stamp is gorgeous.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rosie said...

Good Morning, Sue

Yet another gorgeous card. I really love the way you have created your cloud and stamped image. Thanks also for the tip on using black pencil.....good one that.

Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card yet again. Love the way you have made the sky and clouds and the black pencil is such a good tip. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

jenny back said...

Gorgeous Sue. Absolutely love it.

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue What a beautiful card today. It sums us up at the moment lazy hazy days of summer. Beryl xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
At last! I've been trying to get on line for ages and my iPad just wouldn't let me (oh the joys of technology) lol. I love your matching stamps to your dies it makes it so easy for us to make a nice card. As you know I love the Valencia set of dies so you were onto a winner anyway lol. The stick pins are gorgeous I will have to imagine the blue colour though.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this one. The Butterfly Meadow stamp is so beautiful and I love the clouds and the basket weave around the top too. I love the butterfly and making it 3D makes it even prettier. Thank you for the black pencil tip. I will be trying that very soon no doubt as I often miss a little bit. It is so annoying how colours can change on pics isn't it! I hope you are having a great time with your Mom.
Congratulations to all of the winners today : )
Sending hugs to you Sue, to Pam, Norah-glad you are having some of the sunshine, Sandra-glad Milo is ok and Pat-enjoy those fresh eggs, all of my special friends and to all in need. Take care.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love everything about it the stamp is gorgeous too xx hazel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card today, love silhouettes and great tip with the black pencil.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A different card, still stunning as always.
I am not good at stamping (other than sentiments) so will not be trying to do a take on this one.
Have a wonderful day
Hugs

Patricia xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really lovely card. I omly noticed you had stamps to match your dies and its nice to see it completed like this. Thsnk you for the tip about the pencil will remember that. Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather.x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love the card today. I really like the way the stamped image can be incorporated with your dyes giving a different look. Your clouds are amazing!

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is sooooooo soooooo gorgeous Sue, and would make an awesome sympathycard too. Really gorgeous work as usual hun.
Big congrats to this weeks lucky winners here too.

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and I live that it has a "topper" as the focal point rather than just the sentiment

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card and a great tip too. Loving the effect. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow this is a stunning card. The sky line is fab wish i could achive the same but i am heavy handed but i will keep trying. Thanks for the tip with the black pencil. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card and the clouds are brilliant,if id done them it would look more like a thunder storm.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card a perfect picture for this warm weather- how I would welcome some rain-
whopperjaw

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely card. Did wonder at the choice of bead colour until you explained that they are actually blue lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

PharmacyMichele said...

A very different card from what we usually see from you. Love the embossing & detail on it.

Michele.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card a perfect picture for this warm weather- how I would welcome some rain-
whopperjaw

Micky French said...

Another stunner Sue, these stamps will have to go on my wish list.
Congratulations all you lucky winners.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a beautiful card with a very pretty stamp. I have tried your tip with pencil and it works really, which is good because I am not the world's best stamper.
Loving the sky effect.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Happy crafting ...x

Jayne S said...

Very pretty card love the way you have used the border.

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hello Sue, love the silhouette stamp. Very different to your usual cards. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

auscrafts said...

beautiful card,your sky is fantastic, really life-like.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue a very pretty butterfly card.
Denise X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, the stamp is gorgeous.
Not that good at stamping, perhaps I should practice more.
To all of the winners enjoy your prize.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this stamp and the card is beautiful love Jean xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card today. I love the stamp. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Caroljsmith said...

Wow sue a beautiful card but i am terrible at stamping I really ought to try harder.

Aspiring crafter said...

This card is so beutiful Sue, the clouds look amazing!
Love the whole thing -just lovely!
XxxxxxRuth

Glennis said...

A lovely card today - I like your idea of using a pencil for the missed bits - worth knowing!

gwen70 said...

gorgeous card this morning Sue, stamps and dies are wonderful

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all
Congrats to all the winners today! And thanks to Pam for her good wishes, much appreciated. What a nice bunch of people the Wilsonettes are!
I love this card and all the techniques it combines. I love that the stamp is designed to work without colouring in.
Hvae a good day everyone! Gx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card I love it. I just wish I could stamp like you. But I do keep trying. I love the colours you have used. Everything just goes together with the dies. Take care sue xx

Debs A

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I like these type of cards as well as you don't need to add much to them. I don't have this exact stamp but do have one that's very similar. Thanks for the tip regarding the black pencil. I've used a momentous pen before, so that's why it doesn't always look quite right. Must keep practising with the sky technique Sue. I have a stamp that does the same thing but it's only 6x6 so if you want to do a bigger piece you can't.
Hope you have a fantastic time in New York Cameeli, you deserve a rest.
Hugs as usual to you and Robbie Pam and I hope he's going on ok.
Hope you have a good day at the market Steph after putting in all that hard work. I'm sure your cards are as nice as Sue's Steph or else they wouldn't sell.
Norah, I'm glad that someone can clear a she'd out. My partners idea of clearing a she'd is to pull it all out and stack it back in neatly. He then uses it and puts it back just inside the door. Hence he than has a mess and cNt get in the shed. It is 26yrs old and some things have never seen the light of day.
Sandra hole it's not to hot for you today as I know you have been suffering with the heat. You must be mighty proud of your gorgeous children, I know I would be. They are a credit to you both. Hope Milo the cat is feeling better after his op. I know how you feel about your girls growing out of their clothes, I to have the same problem, but probably not for the same reason.
Hope the weather isn't causing you to many problems either Mrs B.
Hugs to everyone who needs one today.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a very beautiful card, love the sky, and the side view butterfly. Great tip with the black pencil, need to remember that. Congrats to all the winners. Enjoy the day everyone. Bx

Lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card love the added basket weave by pen, what a great idea
Lorna

Annie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, this stamp is one of my favs.
Hope everyone having a good Sunday
Annie x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue do lovely thank you well done you winners Love to all. Xxxxxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh what a beautiful card. The scenic image is gorgeous...adding the sky makes all the difference and I love the way you have done that. With the dies and the the lovely embossed folder it all comes together so wonderfully. I know I said this before but I do appreciate all the inspiration you pass on from your fabulous blog.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners and hugs to all tgose who are in need of them.

Love Sheila xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. A lovely stamped image and gorgeous butterfly. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card - really beautiful. The stamp is lovely.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
So so beautiful is this card , i love it
Congrats to all winners
Elaine H X

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a beautiful refreshing card for today I love your puffy clouds they are wonderful. Ok Sue you win! I have steered clear of most of the stamps but I give in I will give this one a try I am not too good at stamping but can't resist this one!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners especially Nanna Tina and Wheelybad, enjoy your lovely gift from Sue all of you.

Steph have a great day today, hope you have a sell out then you can have a spending spree lovely lady.

Sandra please don't overdo things before your holidays, take care.

Up here in the Lakes we have had some very welcome rain and everything is looking so refreshed and lovely this morning, I do hope everyone has a super Sunday especially Sue, Cameeli, Pam, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lynne, Norah, Steph, Tina and Sandra.

Margaret corgi owner

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love combining stamping and die cutting, so this card really appeals to me
Pat x

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and all,
Another gorgeous card.Love the way you have done the sky,( maybe a video how to do it!!!!! when you have time!)
I love that stamp, but it is still on my wish list.Dies come first.
Well hope everyone has a good day.
Susi x

Jan Ltc said...

Wonderful card Sue and congrats to all the winners xx Jan

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Really like this card x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Janice K said...

A stunning card, love silhouette images and this is beautiful especially coupled with the lovely lacy dies.x

Theresa Pace said...

love the simplicity of this card. could easily double up nicely for a sympathy card. hugs xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the stamp. Congratulations to all the winners.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and sentiment, xxx

lilygee said...

Beautifully stamped
Lilygee x

Maggie said...

Good morning. Bit cooler today, hope you are enjoying your weekend. I do love these sort of cards. Silhouette stamping is always a favourite as they don't require colouring in, which I do find just a little bit taxing. A very clever tip about the pencil as I have found black pen to be too harsh. Thanks for that. I do like to do clouds too and have found that a dry wetwipe inked up gives a very soft and gentle effect. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Gail said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the tip about missed areas of stamping - I would have used one if my fine liners but what you say makes perfect sense xx enjoy the rest of your weekend xx GailT xx

TOB said...

Morning all, another beautiful card, my stamping is not great so I use the black pencil a lot. I adore the stick pins you make.
Had my first outing on my scooter I didn't hit anything (hooray)my poor hubby didn't know what to do with himself now he doesn't have to push my wheelchair. I wish I had got one earlier it's so much fun, and I felt great having a bit of independence, its a shames that some of the shops are so jam packed with items that you cant get into them, with a wheelchair or a scooter. I feel ok today so I am off to my craft room to finish a scrapbooking project for my friend to give to her partner.
Congrats to all the winners.
I hope you are all keeping well and for those that need it (too many to mention) a huge hug to ease your pain or sorrow. Love and hugs Theresa x

Janice Wallace said...

Morning all. What a lovely card, and the butterfly is the icing on the cake.
Cheers
Janice W

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, the tip about the black pencil works, I have done it many times since you told us about it.

MaggieMac, I have raided several charity shops for beaded necklaces and find some of them have lovely beads and pearls for making stick pins, my only problem is where do we get the blank stick pins from, anyone know? Please HELP!

Congrats to today's winners especially Wheelybad and Nana T, enjoy your goodies!

Take care everyone, Jess x


Karen Drew said...

why does my silhouette stamping look nothing like that?!! Need more practice me thinks!
Congratulations to the winners.
Luv
Karen xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Another stunning card Sue, thank you so mucj for picking my comment as a winner, I have not be lucky enough to winner anything before so was so pleased and excited to see my name called today :-) I have just emailed you :-)
Julie x
(Julies Crafty Creations)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so pretty.To JESS WATSON Creative Expressions do blank stick pins, hope this helps.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so beautiful, I love your silhouette stamping and the Butterfly Meadow stamp and Magical Butterflies are delightful, as are the clouds. Thank you for the pencil tip, I do tend to have bits missing. Thank you for all your inspiration, enjoy the rest of your day.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, especially Wheely Bad and Nanna Tina.
Steph have a great market day, you so deserve a sell out you lovely lady.
Fame01 Sarah good luck at the Race for Life, well done you.
Tandy sorry to hear about the hospital, hope the tests bring positive news, gentle hugs.
TOB enjoy the freedom of your scooter, go careful, Norah has had a few escapades.
Cameeli and partner, enjoy New York hugs to you both.
Sandra your beautiful children sound amazing, try to take it easy before your holiday, hope little Milo is feeling better.
Dawn S good luck with your pigeons.
Hazel hope you are feeling better, gentle hugs.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Norah, Margaret corgi owner, Meg, Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Myra P, Mrs B, Pat S, Sandra, Janet Echo, Wheely Bad, Nanna Tina, Maureen K, Julie L and Lee, Gail C, and the biggest hug for our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card.

Take care

Claire

Paula said...

Another lovely card sue, and thank you for the tip about the black pencil, I am not a good stamper and often find I miss a bit.

Paula x

Alice G said...

This is another really stunning card Sue, the butterfly gives the image more dimension. Great tip about the pencil - I'm assuming you have used the pencil to do some zen tangle around the edge of the top part of the stamped image? Is there a particular type of pencil you use?

Hugs Alice xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and I love it. The stamp is beautiful and your clouds are amazing. Thanks for the tip about using a black pencil. I have always used a fine line pen so will try the pencil trick next time.

Congratulations to all of today's winners, if your day started as dull as ours then it will have brightened things up considerably :)
Frances

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

What could be better to start another beautiful day than with another of your stunning cards. Thanks for sharing this and congratulations to all of todays winners. Enjoy the rest of your day Sue
Margaret A.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Another gorgeous card from Sue, and the tip about the black pencil is so good. I have been stamping for at least 15 years and have never heard that before!

I used to stamp with all sorts before "proper" stamps started being made for the masses!!
Congratulationns to all the winners.

Have a good day everyone,, well as good a day as some of you can have, and love to all and Yorkielass and Sue xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good Sunday Morning to you Sue,

What a different card this is for today . Love to see stamping for a change and certainly an inspiration for me. I have the stamp already and will try and create a similar card, thank you for sharing your talented inspirations.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling x

Pearl said...

Lovely card today, unusual colour scheme but it shows the dies and stamps off beautifully.

Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Congratulations to all the winners today too.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. Love the image of the stamp. Kind regards Joanne K x

yorkielass said...

Jess W I got my pins from Julia Watt's Amazon store, hope this helps.
Hugs June xxx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi sue

Another wonderful card, will certainly be trying this one as have all the ingredients to make it. Was a surprise to see my name drawn out as a winner. Thank you so much
Ginnie

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, especially your lovely sky which is very topical. Have a good day. SueL x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, especially your lovely sky which is very topical. Have a good day. SueL x

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!

Nana on the Hill said...

At last a technique l know l can do! All l have to do now is improve my stamping. Particularly love your butterfly, it's gorgeous.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card we have once again! I love that stamp - and will have a go at creating the sky. Your sky is so beautiful. Another use for the gorgeous butterflies too.
I also love the pale blue seam binding and bow , stick pins and dazzler. Now we see the benefits of a gorgeous stamp to match the die cut . Thanks Sue, so very much.

Alice G - the bit that looks like zen tangle on the edge is actually on the stamped image. Hope this helps.

Congratulations to all the winners but especially Wheelybad and Nanna Tina .
Still very warm today but although we had some rain around 10pm last night you'd never know this morning!
Theresa - glad your outing on your new scooter went well. You sound really up beat today! Great! Sending love.
Brenda - Grandads make brilliant taxi drivers to airports! My husband does that too and the children are so excited both going away and coming back!
Sandra - my grand daughter came last week and I hadn't seen her for three weeks - she is now taller than me! Now that does not make her a giant - I'm only 5ft 4in but she is only 13 years old! Expensive times with growing children.
Love to all friends on the blog - I've got to go - got visitors.
Love Myra

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Such a pretty stamp that could feature on a male card without the bow naturally., and what I like is the fact that you don't have to colour it as I'm not very good at that. I adore the border edge and use it on almost every card I make. it cuts beautifully and even makes a great rosette. Thank you for a super card. Hugs Pauline A x

wendy said...

Hi Sue and all, another lovely card
wendy in watford

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simply gorgeous, love the stamp and thank you for the tip with the pencil I would normally throw it in the bin! The side on butterfly is beautiful well all the butterflies from your set are beautiful , I haven't stopped using them since they arrived.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners

Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Very pretty card, I love this stamp. Great tip using the black pencil to fill in, my stamping is not the greatest along with others I see. I guess I need more practice.

Maureen Bleay said...

Hi Sue Well things are getting 'betterer and betterer' with this card. Story, am just going to start on nieces b'day card and was thinking 'Italian, flowers and background'!! Think you have given me some great ideas. I have this stamp so am on my way!. Thanks again and I think it is the most gorgeous card and grateful for the tip re pencil Hugs Maureen

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Very pretty card. Love the way the edge of the stamp matches the background. X

Jill Liddle said...

What a lovely colour combination today, love it.

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

I love this card I particularly like silhouette stamping and this is just gorgeous.

June x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a lovely card and a great tip about the black pencil. I loved this stamp when i first scene it but only got it when at the demo as i couldn't resist any longer. Thank you Sue as you inspire us each and every day.
Oh boy, another exciting line up that i would jump up and down to if i had the ability. What a great day seeing Wheely Bad and Nanna Tina both being winners today. Ladies this is probably the most powerful medicine and you don't need water with it(maybe a wee bit drink but definitely no water). I am so really happy for both of you lovely ladies. I also see Ivy Leong and a number of others which i hope this has made your Sunday Ladies, well done and enjoy your prize when it comes.
Janet(Ecco) take the piece of card to the stamp and rub all over. This is a Sue tip and i can finally get it to come out properly with the bigger ones(anything that is more than 2 words). You have just got me drooling at your pastries, the French seem to have the lightest hands when it comes to making baking. I'm with you when it comes to last of the big spenders as i think that you did well.
Tandy i hope you get good news from the hospital and the tests.
Steph, what didn't you take so that you would be up at the crack of dawn? I hope you have a great day at the market today and sell a good lot of your cards after all the pain and time you have put in and went through making your mini masterpieces. I am going to give you a row though, please stop putting your creations down. You have worked so hard, you get asked to make an inspiration for people, they wouldn't ask or buy if your miniature beauties weren't a sight to behold and the people who receive them are over the moon, so please don't keep beating yourself up. You are a wonderful lady and person who is damn stubborn to give in, you make an awful lot of people happy including Mr L.
Sue(CraftySuetoo) i hope that it stays dry for your daughters night out. What a wonderful mum, but had you heard Little Minx? as it could be a long night if not your cup of coffee(i don't drink tea).
June(Smith), i don't watch sport but i am hoping that our teams do well in the games especially with it being on home soil.
No Brenda, we are not speaking but not about the garage. When we went on holiday it was always my mum and dad that took and came for us(he had a Caravanette) as they were the first people i needed to see.
Sandra, Matt and Becca must get the go on spirit from you and your determination to carry on through it. Your ""babies" have as you say blossomed into beautiful young ladies, please try to enjoy the shopping trip as it can be quite fun when it is just the girls. Emergency supply of tablets and plenty of cafe stops helps immensely.
Hope Cameeli and partner are having a ball, Robbie is continuing to make progress and you are all having a lovely Sunday.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card .. Love the image too ... xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Yet another gorgeous card love the effect of the frame on it. Love everything else too tho. Will have to try this.

Well done to the winners and hugs to everyone.
CragtyJacq
XX

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the image and the sky is gorgeous, great card.

Congratulations to all the winners

Love & Hugs

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

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue another lovely card but so unlike your usual style.
congratulations to all the winners. Yvonne xxx

iReneM said...

A lovely card with a beautiful stamp. Great sky too :)

Congrats you lucky winners :)

x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is a very serene card. Love the sky background - very effective. Thank you for continuing to show more ways with your fabulous dies.

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous as always Sue, I love your stamps that go with the dies.
Just got back from looking at a lovely pony, looking at another in the week then it will decision time!
Wheelybad and Tina so pleased to see your names up there, just what was needed.
TOB glad you are enjoying your scooter and your new found independence, keep enjoying it, as happy things always make us feel better.
Steph I would love to see your creations, as I don't believe they are as bad as your tell us, as if they were no one would ever buy them and your many craft markets would be a waste of time, you should be so proud of yourself with all your determination to push through no matter what, and I really hope your efforts will be rewarded today.
Norah, lovely post as always, take care.
Pat, Cameeli, Margaret, Alison, Janet, June, Lynne. Linda, P in Wales, Karen, tres, Myra, Maggie, Sandra and Mrs B take care and big hugs, big hugs to those I have as always forgotten, nothing personal I promise, I really should write a list of names down as my memory is shocking.congratulations to all this weeks winners xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous as always Sue, I love your stamps that go with the dies.
Just got back from looking at a lovely pony, looking at another in the week then it will decision time!
Wheelybad and Tina so pleased to see your names up there, just what was needed.
TOB glad you are enjoying your scooter and your new found independence, keep enjoying it, as happy things always make us feel better.
Steph I would love to see your creations, as I don't believe they are as bad as your tell us, as if they were no one would ever buy them and your many craft markets would be a waste of time, you should be so proud of yourself with all your determination to push through no matter what, and I really hope your efforts will be rewarded today.
Norah, lovely post as always, take care.
Pat, Cameeli, Margaret, Alison, Janet, June, Lynne. Linda, P in Wales, Karen, tres, Myra, Maggie, Sandra and Mrs B take care and big hugs, big hugs to those I have as always forgotten, nothing personal I promise, I really should write a list of names down as my memory is shocking.congratulations to all this weeks winners xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Your matching stamp and dies are amazing and really finish a card of perfectly.

I to have problems finding beads to make my own stickpins. I cannot find the fancy long ones that go on the top of the stickpin and have lost patience trying to look online for them. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Congratulations to all the comments winners!!!!!

TOB said...

Just had to write again to let you know that I have seen one of Stephs cards and it was beautiful, she is such a talented and strong lady.
I feel more upbeat today after chatting with Steph by e-mail last night. Thank you. Hugs Theresa x

Theresa Sweetman said...

another stunning card Sue.

3362 Jan. said...

Hi Sue. Love the arrangement on the card, but not keen on black. So I would change the colours. Well done all the winners. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

Wheely Bad said...

Good afternoon Sue and all the wonderful Wilsonettes.

Wow, wow, wow! I've had the biggest smile on my face all the way from opening the email, through reading all your comments and although the only bit of me that's moving is my almost pointy finger tapping slowly on the screen there's a person inside me doing a happy dance that is very similar to the one that the little gopher in "Caddy shack" does as the end of the film! Thank you so, so, so, so much Sue, it is amazingly generous of you to do all these things for us. Much love xxxxx
Congratulations to all the other winners too, Especially Nanna Tina. I hope your feeling ok and recovering well.

You're right girls, it IS the best prescription change EVER!

OK, onto the card, which I love. Stamping and making inky messes is my first crafty love. Aaaah, I remember the excitement of stamping onto my first Spellbinder and colouring it in like it was 10 minutes ago (misty eyed, 80's bread advert moment)! I do love these stamps Sue, they are so well balanced and that they fit a particular die or dies is great. I adore the embossing folders design and all the colour and pretty little details make a lovely card. I must admit I raised a smile at 'get well', like a message for all my Wilsonette friends. "Well" means something different to all of us, and 'get well' is to be in the best condition we can be in, it's a message of hope and a message to treasure good days and happy experiences I think. :-)

Good luck fame01 for race for life, Theresa I'm glad you got out on your scooter so soon after getting it, I'm made up for you all over again! Excited hugs for you both x

Lancashire Steph. The number of cards you've made, what a phenomenal achievement. I'm sure they are gorgeous and you are too modest and I really hope you sell as many as possible, good luck hugs and try not to overdo it and rest as much as possible after xxx

Lindsay- how exciting!!! Please keep us posted on your hunt for a new pony x

Happy hugs for all, especially CraftySuetoo, Pam & Robbie, Angela W, Anne C, Brenda, Alison 'Alimecca', Janet 'Ecco', Margaret Corgi Owner, Jess, Yorkielass June, Norah, Lindsay, Lynda, Myra P & Maria plus anyone I forgot, this post is nearly an hour in the making so I need to give my finger a rest. Billy sends wags and woofs to all Wilsonette fur babies big and small x

Being picked out and you all being so happy for me has made what started as a crummy day a billion times better. I can only assume that the crazy paving in the town centre yesterday vibrated my body into a major state of shock. On the severe end of the scale so If it doesn't calm down after a day in bed then we may have to ring the doctor but until then I can't get too antsy about it as there's not a lot bar meds and rest I can do. Todays surprise has made everything a lot more bearable. I shall think of you all while I beaver away, crochet hook rammed in wrist brace (one day I will you tube how I achieve this as it may help someone else)

To Sue and my Wilsonette friends, I wish you all well whatever you are doing today

Love T x

Anonymous said...



Hi Sue. Love the card yet again. I have the stamp and although I have not stamped any cards for quite awhile I will certainly have a go at this one.
Take care,
Evis McCarthy.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Love this card I wish I was a confident stamper. Thank you for all the kind words. I really missed not being able to blog as it really cheers me up as things are not so good at the moment. Steph I hope the good weather brought you lots of customers today and you can buy some of Sue's wonderful dies. Love and hugs to all.

Tandy said...

Hi, forgot to say congratulations to all the winners.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hope this is ok!
BARBARA - you asked about beads! I don't want to promote companies on the blog that have nothing to do with Creative Expressions - however if you google teardrop beads you will find the lovely coloured ones you are looking for. Teardrop is just the shape. Just make sure the hole is at the bottom point of teardrop rather than through the middle! Hope this helps. Myra .x

Vie Carter said...

Another really lovely card today, and congrats to all the lucky winners

Vie
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Robin said...

Nice to see this card, as I have just managed to buy both meadow stamps and the spanish collection after months of saving.

Cazzie D said...

This card looks amazing. I love the silhouette stamps but never tried them. Must give it a go one day. Caz x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the silhouette stamp and the card.

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely, lovely! thanks for the black colored pencil tip. I love that basket weave embossing.

Laura O said...

fabulous card ,love the butterfly .Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara. Samuel Taylor's is an Creative Expressions stockist and have 3 o 4 shops in Yorkshire and the internet shop in Leeds, they stock Creative Expressions 'plain' stick pins for you to add your own colour co-ordinated beads etc. They have an excellent reputation ( I adore floating round their shop after Ive been to my hospital in Leeds) and I mean float as Im in crafting heaven when I go there, but never have enough to spend so I also have a mega jib as I walk out lol.
Hope my 'ramblings' have helped !
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Such a very pretty card Sue, thanks for sharing your talents
Magizzy x

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone!Firstly just let me say how wonderful the card from yesterday is,I adore the colours and everything with it.Todays card is also lovely,I like the stamp very much. Spent a few hours/day sorting out some of my own stamps but like some I'm not a very good stamper so the hint about the black pencil was useful,thank you Sue. Congrats to all the winners,you lucky girls.Janet-animal farm came to my mind reading about your daughter.Yes,it's sad when you can not save them all but she is doing a fantastic job to save some! Diane-hope the 1950 tea party went well,sounded good fun! Lindsey-did you get another horse? Wheelybad-your husband sound very nice and I'm sure he will love the card you making.Congrat to winning one special one! To everyone I'm sending hugs who are in pain if it yourself or your pets.Dawn-hope your dog is better.and Sandra's Milo,poor thing. Have a nice evening,hope we can all sleep better tonight....... Maria x

Steph-hope all went well selling today,200+ cards.You WOw!

craftynanna said...

good evening sue and ladies, such a beautiful card and i have this stamp but am not a great stamper but the tip about the pencil is ace, i must practise the cloud stamping but i have done it before it just needs practise, i love the colours sue has used and actually i think this would make a nice sympathy card minus the stick pins and i have to make one of those for thursday, on the subject of beads i volunteer in a charity shop ( which keeps me sane ) but you can get tons of old necklaces and if they are nice they will keep them for you if you ask, congratulations to all the winners and thank you sue, love J

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely surprise to see my name in the winners and congratulations to all the other winners.
What a lovely card I have the butterflies and EF I have been having a play with some crafty bits and managed a couple of cards but looking forward to getting back to my new dies and GC I have usually got a good start on christmas by now.
I have been having major problems with my phone today so this is the umpteen time I have tried to leave a comment as it kept leaving the page so I have only managed to see a few comments so a huge thank you for all your wishes, hugs and congratulations and hope everyone is having a lovely day and big hugs and love to all.
I received my appointment to see specialist about my arthritis in my thumbs for the 26th August hope they can help so I can keep crafting, well fingers crossed when I press publish it works.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, the stamp is gorgeous. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Such a pretty card Sue. I love the silhouette stamp and the die around it is lovely. Love too how you have done the sky. The beautiful colour of blue and purple mixed together is stunning! I'll practice a bit on that one..... The stick pins are lovely albeit they look lavender when they're blue but they still look lovely. Thank you for the tip of the black pencil when we've missed a bit! We do appreciate all the time and effort that you do for us. xx Congratulations to all the lucky winners of the comment game! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, Yorkielass, Lynne, Lynda, Lyndsey, Theresa, Pam and to all our Wilsonettes who need one today. Have a great day Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue this is very nice, different from your usual designs.
Regards Zena x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue this is very nice, different from your usual designs.
Regards Zena x

Anonymous said...

Inspirational! Thanks.
DDdiddlyD

Jane said...

Love the stamp on this one .

Jane xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Evening Sue and Ladies, beautiful card zoo effective.

Just got home from London exhausted.

My prize from the blogathon was waiting for me Wow Thank you!

Lovely to see a number of regular bloggers as winners today particularly a number who have had a tough time recently.

Stick pins blank ones think julia watts sells them in her amazon store.

See you all tomorrow xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is beautiful !! I have this stamp but have not used it yet !! Thank you for another stunning card that has given me the inspiration to finally use my beautiful stamp to make my own version of this card. I love everything about this card including the colour combo, stick pins and decoupaged butterfly using your new dies. Sending you lots of love and hugs today Sue. I hope you had a nice day love Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's comment winners.
Congratulations also to Tina for winning Wednesdays card. (Sorry I forgot yesterday.) x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonette's, I hope every one had a nice day today. Sending love and hugs to all, love Tres x x x

AnneRD said...

Lovely sky on this card Sue, and a great tip on using a pencil. I have usually reverted to a black pen to fill in any mistakes but will try pencil from now on. Anne x

AnneRD said...

Lovely sky on this card Sue, and a great tip on using a pencil. I have usually reverted to a black pen to fill in any mistakes but will try pencil from now on. Anne x

ang said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp angxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again.
This one really cheered me up, with the floral & butterflies.
Thanks again Sue for your efforts.
From
Annie B From Northamptonshire

Chris Curry said...

Love this card. So elegant and refined and perfect for the sentiment. Thank you

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card. Thank you for the tip about using a pencil. Will have to remember that! Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Back from my holiday in Egypt and had a look at the posted cards I missed...wow you've been busy, such a beautiful array of cards and the new dies look great too.
Donna Jones

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonetts a gorgeous card love your matching stamps & dies this one I love how you have done the sky.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to the winners especially Wheelybad & NannaTina. Xx

TOB glad your loving your scooter no speeding now it must be so good to feel independent hope crafting went ok Hugs Lynda xx

Sandra what special children you have they have got your determination & spirit & the twins sound gorgeous yes they grow up so quick love & Hugs Lynda xx

Big hugs to Pam & Robbie,Tina Tandy Tres Mrs B Yorkielass Lindsay Wheelybad Sandra Lynne M Janet Brenda L love Lynda xx

Hugs to any who needs one xxx

janet said...

I love this colour scheme and I have this stamp too!! Thanks for all the ideas you give us each day. You can see from the messages how much you are appreciated.
Well done the winners -I'm off to sulk for a bit - and massage my uncrossed fingers too. LOL
Hugs Janet (in Kent)

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
I have the stamp you've used today it's lovely, I love the card you've created , and how you have made those billowing clouds , the pale blue seam binding goes so perfectly it's all just lovely , thanks Sue xx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass and everyone

Jean D
Xxx

dreamer said...

different card today,loved the butterfly

Dawn E said...

Congrats to all the winners! A beautiful card Sue I really love this stamp especially as I'm thinking about buying one of the dies that go with the stamp. Also it isn't often that we see you use a matching stamp so a double bonus today so huge thanks for showing us. I love it & also your tip to use a pencil. Hugs Dawn

Maxine T said...

Oh Sue, I just adore this card, I love the half butterfly, as usual, you out did yourself.
Maxine T

Diane said...

Hi Sue really pretty card. Today . That stamp is so pretty and delicate and I adore that beautiful butterfly. Sorry so late posting just got back from Cornwall we have had a fantastic time good food and company but oh so tired now! Take care love Diane G xxx
Sandra the tea was lovely thank you with dainty sandwiches scones cream and jam cheese tartlets lemon drizzle cake plain sponge raspberry tartlets and cupcakes. It was all delicious with tea/coffee fresh lemonade and st Clements to drink. A great time was has by all and fantastic to see some cousins I haven't seen for years. Must go to sleep now sooo tired love Diane xxxx

Gabriele said...

Your cards are amazing! I have all of your new dies and am waiting not so patiently for your new YouTube videos. Please tell us when you are planning to let us see them.

Gabriele (Cape May, New Jersey, US)

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FAB STAMP THIS IS,ADDICTED TO BUTTER FLIES. IT DOES MAKE THIS CARD. WONDERFUL CLOUDS YOU HAVE DONE ON THIS CARD. BRILL JOB
WELL DONE ALL YOU WINNERS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, the stick pins look like sprigs of lavender as planned I'm sure. Thanks Sue

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow stunning card today Sue.x

Joan D said...

Another Sue masterpiece! Wouldn't this card look super in a frame on the wall? Stunning xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty, keem them coming
Regards
Audrey O'Brien, wicklow, Ireland

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Just beautiful
Regards
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
I adore this silhouette style and the addition of a 3D butterfly is just gorgeous. A lovely sentiment artfully presented.

selinei said...

Hi sue, love this card have this stamp but need die to cut it out can you please let me know what i look under to find as not coming up? is creative expression die or spellbinders, i have been looking a while now? as i really want to mke card with this stamp. thanks seline x

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a wanderful card :)

terrie said...

Congrats to all the winner...enjoy your prize..

I just love, love,love this card.
it's awesome it's beautiful it's stunning...

Well done Sue

julie laz said...

Hi sue, had to say I loved this, and sorry but I have to copy it, hope you don't mind, crafty hugs Julie xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Stunning card Sue, from the background to your crisp stamping and embellishment superb x x x

Susan White said...

Love the shadow stamping and great tip for those pesky missing bits! Thank you, Susan x

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Lovely card. Love the little hint of blue, and the butterfly the perfect element.