Saturday, 26 July 2014

Many Thanks

 Hello everyone!  It's off to Napa Valley for this one (it's a lovely place in No. California, in case you wondered!)  I created the background for this card by simply using the California Background to emboss the design into a  piece of milk coloured card.  I inked through the die with Antique Linen distress ink to bring the pattern out a bit.  I decided to leave a wide border around the background, then add some mauve seam binding wrapped around opposite corners.  I tied a messy bow and added it to the lower left corner.  It matched perfectly with our lavender organza roses so I seated one in the middle of the bow with some twine and dried baby's breath.  I made two stick pins to match and added them to the bow.  For the focal element, I cut the Napa Valley die insert out of milk card, but used the larger cutting edge from the Basic Frames Set A. This gives you the pretty wider border around the die.   I inked it lightly with Shaded Lilac distress ink before removing it from the die.  I used the same cutting edge and cut a mat out of lilac card to add behind it.  I used mounting foam between the two pieces for dimension.  I stamped my sentiment using the Blue-Violet Archival ink pad and cut it out with the die centre from the Umbria set and inked it with Shaded Lilac as well.  I mounted it in the centre of my focal die with mounting foam.  I added a double milk coloured mat and used the pearl Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots all the way around the edge to create a frame.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Tina Eldridge!!!

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










200 comments:

Pam said...

Happy weekend Sue and everyone. Beautiful card. just gorgeous.
Nice one Tina, congtats hun, you deserve it.
Cameeli, have a wonderful time in New York, enjoy your birthday and you can tell us all about it when you get back.
TOB Theresa, you have so many friends on here rooting for you. Wheelybad, your hubby sounds a lovely man.
Jean Deane, sorry I missed your birthday, so glad you had a good time.
Love & hugs all round

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

A lovely card as always. Really like how you've used the background die as an embossing, I always forget that I can use my dies like that and the California one is so pretty.

Hugs Alice xx

Angela Wade said...

A beautiful card, Sue , very elegant.

Congratulations Tina E.

Have a great birthday and trip Cameeli.

Will catch up with yesterday's posts later
Best Wishes and have a good weekend everyone. Hope the sun's shining wherever you are.

Hugs to Pam and Robbie, Tina, Julie and Lee and all in need.

Angela in sunny S. Wales Xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Sue, this is lovely , one of my favourites.

Jan.moogie said...

Colour perfect, flowers gorgeous design excellent result one stunningly beautiful card. Thanks for sharing Sue. Have a great weekend.xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the gorgeous fancy stick pins. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, this stunning card.
Colour combination is beautiful
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs

Patricia xxx
Congratulation Tina you lucky lady.
My winning card is framed and hangs in my bedroom

Joan D said...

What a stunning card, abd a clever idea to use the due as an embossed background. The colours really compliment each other.. X x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card my favourite dies.Have a good weekend and take care. congrats to Tina. Kitty

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Just love the this look. The lilac is so pretty and soft. Beautiful card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous card, and like so many of your creations it can be adapted for numerous occasions. As someone said it's not about copying it's about the inspiration, which you provide by the lorry load!
Congratulations Tina on winning the Weds giveaway. Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating (sorry for those I missed this week). TOB Theresa, lovely to have you back.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Sue xxx

Vick said...

Oh Sue I am in love with this card it is absolutely stunning, everything looks beautiful, hugs, and have a great weekend xxx Vick
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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, wow just beautiful and so elegant!!

Well good news from the consultant pressure almost back to normal and no further deterioration in my sighted eye. Thanks for all your support it means a lot. it also means that I can carry on crafting etc..

Many congratulations to you Tina I am thrilled for you...

I will be off now and catch up with you when I have an opportunity.

Enjoy the weekend and be well everyone.

Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card and gorgeous colour. I will definitely ink through mu background dies now as I think it looks great done like that. Happy weekend!!
Hugs
Nicola T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and early rising Wilsonettes, hope you managed to get some sleep !
Oooo Tina E. Would love to be a fly on the wall when you see your name : )
I know you feel a little 'low' right now so winning Wednesday's card couldn't come at a better time, congrats, and enjoy.
TOB - you were there for me, Im here for you.
CAM - up up and away hon. Have a perfect birthday, looking forward to that drink : ) check in at Manc airport yesterday was crazy and queue's leading outside the building - I hear its the busiest day for all major airports, but with your organisation skills, I bet you have it planned down to a T ! Have a fantastic time xx

What a lovely start to our weekend. Such a beautiful card (and if I hit and deleate V again instead of C i'll throw a wobbler) !! Id forgotten about embossing with dies - not that I've ever tried it, dont know how, but what an elegant background to sit a beautiful focal point on, maybe Napa Valley should be my next investment when I have a few pennies saved, yep, its a cert not a maybe.
Lots to do today to get ready for Sunday market, so I hope its a little cooler today as its SO uncomfortable having to hump heavy boxes around ! I must take 200+ cards, with gift bags and tags etc so when my kind friends here wish for a 'sell out' for me I smile and say "I wish my lovely ladies then I could treat myself to all Sue's set 1 dies and the new set" ! So its nice you wish me luck, and thank you, but imagin if I did 'sell out' lol WOW !
Well, thats me done. To any lovely ladies that dont feel so good, Im thinking of you amd hope you improve with the day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is beautiful
I always forget that you can use dies to emboss
Pat x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the soft colours and do love the dies. Love Jean xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card such pretty colours and. Great background. Congratulations on your win Tina xx

Clai01 said...

Wow lovely card it looks fabulous. x

Micky French said...

Stunning card Sue, I think the background dies are such a good idea, I love the colours on this card
I received my prize yesterday, thank you so much Sue.
Congratulations on winning the card Tina
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - wow - fab card - it's a must try! Love the background and the divine focal element. Congrats to Tina for winning that mega lovely card this week. Gona be anothe scorcher here today-yday we had torrential showers but the garden needed it - it was sooo muggy - hopefully today will be less humid. Happy crafty saturday all
Rgs
Clare W

Muriel Kelly said...

Love this card and I have the Napa Valley set, can't wait to try it,

Muriel x

Lilian said...


Hi Sue, lovely card, beautiful colours. Have tried just embossing but always seem to cut my card!!! Lilian

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, You've done it once more! You've Blown me away with yet another Stunning, Rich, Elegant, Extremley Opulent Card Just Fabulous.
I really Love How you've Embossed The California Background and then gone over with Antique Linen Distress Ink to bring out the beauty of the embossing.
I Love all the Mat/Layering in The Milk and The Soft Lilac Card very beautiful together, you've really got an eye of what works so well together, and a Fabulous eye for Colour etc: I Really Love your Focal Point The Napa Valley Die again using the Distress Inks over your Embossed points brings The Embossing to life, then you've added a fabulous Sentiment, I Love The Font. I Love how you've added Mauve Seambinding To Opposite Corners Adding A Fabulous Organza Rose Fabulous Stick Pins That You've Made, Your Messy Bow, All in All this Card is Truly Mind Blowing I Just Love It, I Had To Do A Double Take When It Came To The Pearls Around The Side The Pearl Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue, At First Glance I really Thought They Were The Creative Expression Self Adhesive Pearls Then I Checked The Close Up And Realised How Foolish I Was To Think That! They Look Tremendous.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This Fabulous Card And The Great Breakdown On a How We Can Achieve This Project, Thank You For Fantastic Photography Shots, Thank You For All Your Hard Work And Thank You For Keeping This Wonderful Blog Going!
Sue A Huge Thank You From Me For The Inspiration You Share With Me Daily I So Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All
Congratulations to Tina on winning The Wednesday Gift Card I'm sure you'll treasure it!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card beautiful background idea.
I did try the new embossing folders just played embossing pieces of white card wow they are so lovely not sure which is the favourite at the mo they are all lovely.
Take good care everyone in this heat have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this one's another absolutely beautiful card. Love the dies, that background is fabulous, one can do so many things with it. Colour combination is exquisite and I love the baby's breath.
Hugs, Rose

darcydaydream said...

Beautiful
Love Christine in Darcy...xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. The colours on this card are lovely together and the embossing is stunning. Could be used for a lot of different occasions. Once again a beautiful card you never disapoint. Congrats to tina on winning your beautiful creation. Have a lovely weekend and take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,with beautiful colours.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and everyone, another stunning card again today, Napa Valley sounds a beautiful place........oh one day when I win the lottery I will visit it.........Have a great day everyone, keep safe, Healthy and Happy June Smith xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for the most beautiful gift today. I just love the gentleness of all you have used; even the main focal element which is quite a statement in itself appears very gentle sitting on a background of beautiful ebossing and that beautiful colour.
This is one that's definitely heading for my 'must do file' and I know just the person who would love to receive it.

Well my sisters I had a very long phone conversation (thank goodness for free calls lasting 30mins each call via my laptop with my eldest daughter last night - after 30 mins I just disconnect and then reconnect) - re her successes and not so - the squirrel who had been kept as a pet when found as a baby - is has been released - but he will not leave completely and has set up home in their gardens. The only thing is that when my daughter/son in law appear he runs straight for them and runs up their legs to sit on shoulders and then to bite! As she says you take them in; help them get better; give them care/bed/feed and then what do they do - they dive bomb you and then bite!!
The white pigeon has been released all fit and well; as has the two mallard ducklings. The five baby sparrows have also been raised and have now fledged and gone, so she has had a few success.
There have been one or two not so happy occasions losing one of their hens; a hedgehog who had been hit by a vehicle but on the other side of the coin she has now got in to care for:
five baby hedgehogs and three more ducklings .

It sounds something like Animal Hospital doesn't it.

Sandra - which motorway do you use after Paris on your way down to Spain? You may pass us nearer than you think.

Therese - welcome to our wonderful Wilsonette sisters.

Hope everyone is getting a little better day by day and if you've outings etc planned for this weekend hope everything goes well.

Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Purfect card, love it! Hope you all have a great week-end, I'm off for a days crafting today. So looking forward to it, It's an age since I have managed to go.
Gail C x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love todays card. The California background and the Napa Valley insert are beautiful and look great together. I must remember to leave a wider border sometimes as I love the look.
Congratulations Tina on winning that beautiful card : )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie, Norah, your hills sounded even more gorgeous yesterday, all of my special friends and to all in need. Have a good weekend everyone. Take care.

Sue Dix said...

This one is so beautiful Sue, I adore the colour, so very pretty. I love the Napa Valley too! xx :)

Diane said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card this morning I love the lilac colour so soft and pretty. There you go again I hadn't thought about embossing with your background dies so they have shuffled their way to the top of the wish list again! Right must go off to Cornwall to a 1950s tea party for my cousins 70th. We recon about 6 hours travel for a 3 1/2 hour journey with traffic today what joy! But worth it meet up with family I haven't seen for years! Right where's my petticoat layers !!! Lol have a great day everyone love Diane G xxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Love the colours ... Happy crafting and have a lovely weekend ... x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a pretty card today the background die looks fabulous embossed. The organza rose matches perfectly with the seam binding (you'd have thought you'd planned it lol) and your stick pins are amazing as usual
Congratulations Tina you must be thrilled
Hugs x
Heather T

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So so pretty, love the bow and flower arrangement

Mrs B said...

Sorry, forgot to say that my Itty Bitty Classic 3D bows arrived and are even more gorgeous than they look on the screen. Thank you again Sue.
X
p.s. Lancashire Steph, Ctrl and Z will take you back a step so will undo the last wrong hit. ( I have to use it alot!) Hope that helps you X

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Congratulations Tina on winning Sue's lovely card!!
A very pretty card today Sue, I must admit I always forget that you can use background dies to emboss. At the moment I am totally hooked on making square frames for my cards,using your idea of embossing first and then removing the dies that you don't need to cut, it works every time and I have made loads for my Christmas cards. Today's card is so pretty and I haven't had much success with seam binding...I think it is my lack of patience, but will persevere.
Have a lovely day everyone whatever you are doing.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxxx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, This gorgeous card is going to a new home where I know it will be treasured as it should be. Tina will be thrilled. As Steph has said it will the prefect thing to lift her sprits at this moment.

Hazel xx

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card! I love every single detail in it and it really shows off the dies beautifully, also love the lilac and white it looks so genteel and lady like!
Congratulations Tina, what a lovely surprise for you!
Cameeli I hope you have a wonderful time in New York and bring back some fantastic memories!
Steph , hope your cash box is full after the market!
I didn't play golf yesterday after all as my partner was sick( heatstroke we think) it was so hot I was glad not to play.
A good weekend to all and hugs all round xo

sonja_w said...

I love this, the lavender and Nappa dies are just perfect together. My mosaic bow die arrived , can't wait to play with it tomorrow xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the colours on this card they are so soft and gentle. I love the idea of embossing the background with a field but mine always cuts through in a few places, perhaps I should try using a shim.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is so beautiful and the Napa Valley die and the soft lavender card are gorgeous. Fortunately I have the Napa Valley die but not the background so will have a play today with another die to see how it looks.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Lesley S x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a lovely card. I never would have thought about using the die like this, very clever there is always something new to learn. Colours are lovely. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do love all the techniques you are kind enough to share with us. Congratulations to Tina. Have a lovely day. Hugs Jackie

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Lovely Napa Valley card, just exquisite. Congratulations to the winner
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Like many others, I foget about embossing with dies rather than cutting. I really must try it. A lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. How lovely! Sucha pretty colour and the flowers and hat pins make it such an elegant card.
Love Val in Spain x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & Friends,
Gorgeous card today Sue, I think the California Collection is my favourite, it just so versatile and pretty!
I received my Itty bitty dotty bow yesterday, it's a gorgeous little bow, I can't wait to use it, thanks so much Sue!
Congratulations to Tina, enjoy your gorgeous card!
Theresa, like you I suffer with chronic pain daily, been on morphine for 9 years, it no longer does the job in relieving my pain totally, so I now have a cocktail of them, please stick with us, it really does help, I look forward to checking in with my friends on here every day, you can talk about almost anything! Welcome back Hunni xx
Cameeli, I was waiting to hear from you yesterday, I am so glad all went well, did you get my package?
I hope you have an amazing holiday together! Hugs x
Diane your 1950's tea party sounds amazing ! What a great way to celebrate a 70th birthday! What's on the menu?
Gail C you didn't say where you are in The Shire, we are planning to meet again at end of August!
Janet, your daughter does an amazing job with all of those wild creatures, bless her, I guess there will always be the sad times when , despite your best efforts they just slip away to a better place! We come out of Paris on the A5? I think, I will have to check the map, we come out of Paris towards Orleans, where abouts is your little town? I remember that we come out of Paris past Orly airport and prte Italie , we are passing through at between 4-5am this time as last two occasions we have sat in a traffic jam just as we left Paris Centre!
Pat, Mrs B, Norah,Steph, Lovely Brenda, Lynda , Lynne, Julie, tres, Yorkielass & all of you, have a wonderful weekend, big hugs,
Sandra xxxx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Today's card is truly gorgeous!!
The embossed background is beautiful, and the organza rose and stick pins add the finishing touch to perfection once again! Congratulations to Tina.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a wonderful weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Glennis said...

Very pretty card today - in my favourite colours

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh another beautiful and elegant card. Love the way you have used the dies...one as a background and the other as the focal point and the lilac is so pretty.
Congratulations to Tina.
Hugs to those who need them and wishing you all a good weekend.

Love Sheila xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgous card Sue. Hoping for a cafty day today we'll see if that happens.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so so pretty. Lilac is one of my favourite colours. Love the embossing too - don't know how you manage to come up with so many ideas, but thank you for sharing them with us. Congratulations Tina on winning one of Sue's amazing cards. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card
and my favourite colour too.
I have this die and love it.
Marion H

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. Love how you have used the background die to emboss! Thanks for sharing.
Congrats Tina on winning the card.
Dawn, thank you so much for the tip on how to emboss the frames. I was wondering how Sue does this. Will have a go now.
Hugs to all who need one.

Anonymous said...

Love this card and the colours. Take care. Claire

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A really lovely card with one of my favourite colours. Love what you have done.

Jane said...

Another stunner.

Jane xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner, love the lavender and the embossed background, I have tried this but it always seems to cut part of the die.
Congratulations to Tina, my card has pride of place.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Janice K said...

A stunning design in a beautiful shade of lilac and with gorgeous lacy details and embellishments.x

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful as always Sue, I wish I could afford to buy all your dies.

Lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, colours so elegant.
Lorna

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is just gorgeous.
Meg, my sincere sympathy to you on your great loss.
I hope everyone is as well as they can be xx
June, your hugs are much appreciated. xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card love
the die embossed in background gives a
very different look and the the colour
is gorgeous.
Congrats. Tina.
Nancyd xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Congratulations to Tina

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card, a stunner.
Well done Tina, sure you will enjoy having one of Sue's cards
Cheers
Janice W

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue , another lovely card, your attention to detail is awesome!
XxRuth

Lacelady said...

I LOVE this card, wish I had the centre die, but I just have the background one. Congrats to Tina too.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful card. Love everything about it. The way you combine the dies in layout is amazing. Congrats Tina. Have a lovely Saturday all. Bx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I have the California dies, they are a favourite.

barbiepinkfairy said...

What a beautiful card. So Lacy and delicate.

Still in London, yesterday was rainforest cafe and hamleys - catering for a 7 year old! Today is british museum 7 year old doing Egyptians next term! Then open top bus tour hopefully to rest the legs!!!

Lancashire Steph good luck with your stall hope you get some money for stash. However, people never appreciate the work and time that goes in to our "creations"

Happy crafting and weekend to all

Stay cool if hot where you are xxx

gwen70 said...

stunning card Sue, love it

Jayne S said...

Absolutely beatiful card. Your background dies are stunning, I must buy one but will have difficulty choosing which one.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very pretty card and love the embossing by the background die.
Congratulations Tina.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love lilac and white, so calming. Always forget to use dies to emboss, will certainly have to do this in future.
Well done Tina on winning the card giveaway, enjoy!
Have a great day everyone whatever you are doing.
Take care, Jess x

karenlotty said...

One of my favourite colours and I always forget to use my dies to just emboss with and the Californian is the one I own! So will be playing later!

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card to match a gorgeous day her in the N.E. The colours are lovely and the dies make such a stunning, elegant card. Thank you Sue. Love Pauline A xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card Sue - I love it. The dies are beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Alison Couchman said...

Really pretty with lots of lovely detail. I would've inked the background in lilac then wondered why I wasn't quite satisfied with it. Seeing you've used a completely different colour really makes me think about the colours I use. I'd have ended up with way too much violet/lilac! I learn such a lot from your blog Sue.
Have a good day everyone.
Alison

Anonymous said...

Just love everything about this beautiful card, you have such a clever way of combining colours, embossing with dies(which I tend to forget) thank you Sue for sharing with us. Marlene xx

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card as always. Enjoy your day.
X Ros

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card today - love the colour combo!
Have a good weekend
Janette xx

Wendy L said...

So pretty, my fave colour too, xxx

Pearl said...

...and Thank you Sue for showing this card to us today, it's fab.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Sue said...

A very beautiful card Sue.I just love the design and colours.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a beautiful card and love what you have done with the ribbon for a change. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Must look to buy these dies they look gorgeous made up, especially when it's been embossed.
Hope you have a fantastic time in New York Cameeli. My word Lancs Steph you actually made 200 cards to take to market. That's fantastic.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual, and anyone else in need of a hug today.
Congratulations to Tina on winning the Wed giveaway.
Hope your hills are alive today Norah, and you can enjoy the sunshine when it comes out.
Sending special hugs to Sandra and Mrs B today and hope the hot weather isn't playing havoc with you, it's really hard to keep cool isn't it.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue beautiful love the card sue beautiful !!!congrats to Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxlove June xx

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty card this is :)

Jill Liddle said...

lovely carrd, adore the colours used today.

Paula said...

Beautiful, I love the colour, it's one of my favourites.

Paula x

Rosie said...

Good Morning, Sue. Your card is just gorgeous....i just love the way you have used your back ground die as an embossing.....must try that one out, TFS....xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving your card ,so so pretty
Elaine H X

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card today and loving the colour combo. Thank you for sharing this and Congratulations to todays winner. Enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card . love Jean Z xx

iReneM said...

How lovely is this!
Such a lovely colour, Sue, and how you've used those fab dies makes a really gorgeous card.

x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today. I love the lilac and white combo, it's one of my favourites. Like many others I too must remember that you can simply emboss with a die, especially your beautiful background ones.
I am already wilting in the heat and still have to go into town for a few messages. Can I lose 50+ years and play with the garden hose like my neighbour's grandson when I get back?
Have a great week-end everybody and keep as cool as you can.
Frances

fluffycat said...

P.S. Forgot to add Congratulations to Tina for being the Wednesday winner. Just the perfect pick-me-up.
Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the embossed background with the die
I got my pinpoint checkerboard embossing folder from JS yesterday and it is fabulous, also treated myself to your butterfly set and am I pleased that I did !!!
Congratulations to Tina on winning the Wednesday card and good luck to Steph for the market tomorrow , hope you sell lots
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card in my favourite colours. It is elegant as well as pretty and feminine with the rose and stick pins. Congratulations to the lucky winner.

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card and just the right card for a friend's birthday in a couple of weeks - as she loves lilac!
Just the inspiration I needed.
Enjoy your day!!
Sheila x

Linda Graham said...

What a beautiful card Sue, love the colours,dies everything really and how you used the background die thank you, Linda x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Well this is a real stunner. Inking through the die on the raised bits makes the design really pop out at you. I love it. Why don't I remember to do that occasionally? I'm impressed by that bow - all those elements to it goodness it must weigh a ton! What a card to treasure and be loved by someone. Thank you again for such super clever ideas. Have a lovely day. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Theresa Pace said...

very delicate card today. almost tiptoes in... gives the impression of lace. hugs xx

Fiona Young said...

Lavender is always such a great colour for me. Have yet to buy any of the background dies but they are on my list. Have a good weekend everyone.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh what a pretty card you have made for our delight today Sue. I love the Napa die, it is such a pretty one and with the lilac ink through it just brings out all the pretty detail. I love the lilac with the white as it has created a beautiful combination. The organza rose and ribbon such finish it off with the wee touch of the beautiful stick pins. A++
Can i say BRILLIANT Tina, i am really happy for you flower, just wait until you get it home.
Teresa TOB, i am so pleased to see that you have come back to our family. There is a number of us that are in your boat and yes we have our down periods, but the special people on this blog are the rarest find in the universe. Their love and concern knows no bounds and they are a keen eyed bunch who notice when you are late, if you are ok and they really care. I am glad that you are going to give the friendship that is out there another chance. We can't sort things or be miracle workers but we can listen and try and empathize and try and help you. I am another one on morphine and a whole other load of tablets that just don't work a lot of the times, but trying to get something that works is like a lucky dip the now.
FANTASTIC news Cameeli, now go off and enjoy. Remember you are 21 again with experience so have a ball.
I thought it was Animal Hospital that your daughter was running, Janet? It is strange the things that change for us and lead us in different directions doing some good where ever we happen to be. Glad that she has been able to release her last infirmary patients.
Diane G, i am sad enough to still have my petticoats that i made because i was like the song says born too late. I loved the 50's and 60's dresses and being of proportions to fit that style i had to make it(born 66 you see). Have fun with your family.
Oh i hope your friend is better soon Anne. I know hats are not fashionable and it's those skip things but please the hat keeps the sun from striking the top of your head.
We are in the middle of a heatwave i think in the Costa de Glenochil and hubby is going for the record of cleaning out his garage with everyone elses things getting shoved as well, so i am away to check on the going out pile. So from a wonderful day up here at the Hillfoots i wish you all a great day. Good luck tomorrow Steph as you deserve it flower with your record amount of cards that you have made. Gentle hugs to all our fragile friends that need one for whatever reason and to young Robbie, come on son you can do it. We are all rooting for you here at Sue's blog,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is beautiful and exquisite, love the colours and the baby's breath. The California Background and Napa Valley dies have gone to the top of my need list. Many Thanks to you Sue for all that you do for the Wilsonettes, enjoy the rest of your day.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Cameeli great news from the doctor, have a wonderful birthday and enjoy New York and treasure the memories.
(TOB) Theresa welcome back, you are one gutsy, strong lady, we are all here for you, love and gentle hugs.
Tina congratulations on winning a Sue masterpiece, enjoy and treasure.
Steph will be thinking of you on Sunday, you go girl! WOW 200+ cards is some accomplishment, hope you make a shedload of pennies and that it is cooler for you.
Janet your daughter does a wonderful job with the animals and certainly has her hands full.
Wheely Bad your husband is a treasure, he will really appreciate your card, happy crafting.
Margaret corgi owner and Meg love and gentle hugs.
Anne C hope your partner is feeling better.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Steph, Norah, Jean D, Magpie, Cameeli, Lindsay, Lynne M, Lynda B. Myra P, Mrs B, Maureen K, Brenda L, Pat S, Sandra, Tres, Tandy and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue this card is just stunning. Lavender is one of my favourite colours. Love the organza roses I must get some of those. Beryl xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, I hope you are well and having a good weekend. Gorgeous card today. I just love these dies. Kind regards Joanne K x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the colours. Congratulations to Tina.

fame01 said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card today love it! thanks for sharing your ideas with us, hugs sarah xx

hotpotato said...

Stunning card. A big Thank You for my comments prize arrived yesterday.

Brooke b said...

Congratulations to Tina for the Wednesday card. Today's card is stunning.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue!

I love how you've used the California Background, embossing it is such a lovey effect. I absolutely love the colour theme of this card, it's so pretty and all finished of with on of you beautiful bows.

Happy Crafting!!! :) XX

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful card - beautiful colour scheme.

Diana

lilygee said...

Good Morning Sue and All

Wish you all a relaxing weekend and congrats to Tina.

This is a lovely way to use the die and for some reason I always forget to try it. I love the Napa Valley set - the Californian collection as a whole is one of my favourites.
Love the flower - a really stunning creation.
Lilygee

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love the design and colours.

Love & Hugs

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

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

WOW!!!. THANK YOU soooo much Sue, I can't believe my luck, I will treasure it and it will pride of place in my workroom. I've already cleared as space. Thank you again Sue, this has made my day :-)

Thank you for all the lovely congratulation messages.

Steph I probably would have squashed you when I staggered back in amazement. Don't worry though, I would have tried to resuscitate you.

Norah, Thank you for sending me that lovely message. X

Pam Big hugs for you and a really big gentle one for Robbie. X

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Tina Eldridge said...

Whoops Sue

I was so excited, I forgot to say how beautiful today's card is. (It's beautiful ).

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card,I love the die set you have used.Congratulations to Tina.
Love Angela x

Rach83 said...

Wow! This is stunning, Sue. The lilac is just right to set off the die cuts. I love your embellishments too. Totally beautiful.

Rachel x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this one is so so beautiful Sue, I´m totally in love with this one here.

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue & all, hope you are all well & enjoying lovely weather? Congratulations Tina, you are one lucky lady! So sorry to hear of those suffering ill health, I hope it improves for you soon! Well, you have made ANOTHER STUNNING CREATION again today, Sue! The colour combo is so delicate & fresh & I like the background design! I would love to be the owner of a card like that! Take care! Best wishes, Mary Blight XXX

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card as always. Hope you are having a lovely time in California. I must say this background is one of Amy favourite ones I use it a lot.
But saying that I love all your dies.
I have all these dies so I will be having ago at this one. Take care Sue.

Debs A xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, another lovely gift for us again today, thank you so much as always for the fantastic inspiration you give us all.
Cameeli, the optic ions, sent me off to the specialist for high pressure in my eyes, my father had glaucoma so they were concerned, so after there visits to the hospital, with fields tests and dies in the eye I got the all clear, I'm so pleased you have had a good outcome too.
Tina well done you deserve Wednesdays card if any of us do.
Pam hugs to you and hope Robbie is doing well.
Janet your daughter is doing great things with her wild animals, hope you enjoyed yesterday's pastries.
Norah, keep a good check on what is being thrown out.
Steph wishing you all the luck you can have tomorrow so that you sell plenty of your gorgeous cards so you can increase your stash.
Lots of hugs to all my wilsonette friends, Lynne, June, Linda, Alison, Karen, Tina, TOB, tres, Margaret, p in Wales, and everyone I know I have forgotten at present xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous card, Love Lilac and White together, I have a card Lilac/White using your Cordoba Die on the work area behind me, just need to add sentiment, and am very proud to say it was inspired by you, THANK YOU SUE.

CONGRATULATIONS Tina so pleased to see your name as winner of Wednesday draw.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Love Brenda xxx

Steph - Good luck with your Sunday market, Wow 200 plus cards your amazing.

Cameeli - Relax now, Enjoy NY and also your birthday on the 28th LOL

Janet(Echo) - Your daughter sounds so caring, getting all of those wild creatures back to health. A real Animal Hospital.

Sending hugs to TOB(Teresa) Pam and Robbie, Norah, Sandra, Myra P, Yorkielass, Tres, Mrs B. And all this lovely family, hope everyone has a great weekend

doreenj said...




Lilac is another of my favourite colours, so this card is lovely!!



Doreen x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Amazing this is such an ornate card I love it.
Love the colour combo.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda xx

samantha wade said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colour, so much detail and I like what you have done with the ribbon, may do that on my next card, that's for inspiration, x

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, love the California background and beautiful embellishments x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card. I love the Californian collection
Denise X

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Gail said...

Another beautiful card - luv it xx big congrats to Tina - I'm still waiting!!! There is a song in there somewhere xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

A lovely card, Sue, do like the California collection but don't have any - yet!! Great embellishment and stick pins.
Hey Tina - what a fab cheer-up surprise to win Sue's card - congratulations!!

'P' in Wales

TOB Theresa - sending hugs, too. Hang on in there, we're here if you need us and there's such joy every day to look at Sue's card even if you don't feel up to reading all the comments.
Lindsay - how did you get on re the new horses??

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, wow what a gorgeous card , love the soft lilac card. Your stick pins are brilliant. Lol lynne m & still hot fur babies x x

Probably won't be able to comment much for the next week as hubby off and I know the constant phrase will be " what shall we do now" . This is usually followed by a whole day spent here , there and everywhere leading to falling in bed totally exhausted and asleep on my feet. So take care all my friends and I and my two bundles of fur will see you soon . x x x x x x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue, yet another beautiful card. I just love the colours. Where do you get all your inspiration from. If you could bottle it and sell it I would be the first in line to buy it. Love Evis.

SusanP, Kent said...

Gorgeous card. Your background dies look great on everything and the Napa Valley is such an elegant design. Beautiful choice of colours too. Have a good weekend.

IVY Cheong said...

Afternoon Sue,

Gorgeous card yet again. There's just no end to your amazing talent. Thank you .

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling x

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous! A really beautiful card.
Adstar

Tres said...

Hi Sue !! WOW !! This card really is gorgeous !! I got the Nappa Valley die set fairly recently and have already made a few cards with it. I just love the design pattern of it. I think it is a beautiful die. The Californian background die is on my wish list. Another "must have" die for me !! I love the way you have just embossed but not cut it. This is a really beautiful card Sue and I love the embellishments you have used and the colours to. Sending lots of love to you Sue, from Tres X x x

TOB Theresa, I am so glad you have decided to return to Sue's wonderful Blog. You are such a strong lady. I hope things get better for you soon. Wishing you lots of love and special hugs from Tres (Teresa) x x x

To all the Wonderful Willsonettes, I hope everyone has a lovely day today. Sending lots of love and hugs to many special friends. (Sorry my brain has gone blank, but you know who you are !! Sorry !!) love Tres x x x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a truly stunning card so beautiful, love it.

Many congratulations Tina so deserved and something for you to treasure, and give you a little boost in the happy dept, so delighted for you.x

Cameeli wonderful news from your specialist, now you go and have a fabulous time, enjoy every minute of your birthday, can't wait to hear all about it.

Welcome back Theresa, remember a problem shared is a problem halved, we are all here for you, I just wish we could all give you an actual gentle hug to help you.

Norah I have been catching up with some of the last few days comments and your memories of your younger days brought back one of my childhood memories of going fishing with all the boys! (I was the only girl) and they were all my prince charmings and looked after me so well.

Wishing you a fantastic day tomorrow Steph with a great sell out, take care and remember to take plenty of drinks with you.

Take care everyone and have a lovely restful weekend, sending hugs to Sue, Pam, Cameeli, Yorkielass, Lynne, Lynda Steph, Norah and Tina.

Margaret corgi owner

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue This is such a WOW card, I love everything about it especially the beautiful flower and bow, all in my fav colour. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Tina you lucky lady.
Yvonne xxx

utilitygirl said...

A beautiful card Sue, as ever. We passed through Napa Valley when we visited California some years ago but didn't have chance to stop.

Jean Bullock said...

Exquisite! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765604504964/

Maureen B. said...

Absolutely fabulous Sue. Love the colour and the bow is so beautiful. Still more ideas I haven't yet tried like embossing with my dies as a separate feature. Blow it my computer does not like me using my spelling for colour. Thanks for giving us such delightful ideas and samples Sue. Many hugs Maureen

nannapat said...

Napa Valley is on my wish list already and having seen your card I think it needs to go from wish list to craft room! Beautiful card Sue, the colours are gorgeous. Pat x

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card really classey.
Not been around last couple of days
1 tooth extraction, 1 filling and now a cold and sore throat. Not really up for crafting at the moment. Hey Ho will be again soon hopefully.

June x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE COLOUR. FABULOUS CARD. VERY ELEGANT.
GREAT JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Anonymous said...

So very very pretty. Lovely stick pins - lush!
Have a lovely weekend
Magizzy x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A really beautiful and elegant card. xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo I love this one Sue. It's just beautiful with the mauve/lilac being one of my favourite colours xx I'm going to have to write it down (on my many papers dotted around the flat!) to use the die as an embossing..... the die is stunning and I love the ribbon and rose.....and those stick pins are sensational! Gorgeous! Well, Sue, I have finally decided on what dies to buy and placed my order with Joanna! Her savings on each one helped to go towards another one and I got it in before the end of July! I've decided on the Austrian Vienna, the French background and border, tag and corner, the Calabria and the full delicate daisies! Soooo excited now! xx "Thank you Sue" for all your inspiration. You have given each and every one of us the confidence to make these beautiful cards xx Hope you and your family are ok xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and to Lynne,(hope you have many lovely places to visit. Have a great time and see you soon!) Love and hugs too to Yorkielass, Lyndsey, Theresa and all our Wilsonettes who need them today. Congratulations to you Tina! It's wonderful news hun and nice to know that you have already made a place for this gorgeous vision! Dianne, have a great 1950's tea. I love the 1940/50 era and the 1920's too. Have a sell out Steph! Enjoy the USA Cameeli, get better soon June B, Lyndsey hope you found your horses. My mum too has glucoma and my youngest sister gets a free eye test too x Anne, hope your partner is a bit better x Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Lovely card and the colors are gorgeous. So looking forward to seeing the new release on YouTube but they are all marked Private right now I hope that is temporary, not sure how this all works since Im new here.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. I have been in hospital and came home today. I hadn't been home long and the postman came with a white package Husband said how have you ordered from hospital. When I opened the package surprise a set of Sues dies I didn't know I had won Thank you Sue it was a lift I really needed. Congratulations to the other winners not checked who you are yet. Congratulations to Tina on your card win. Hope everyone is well I have missed the blog just hoping I don't have to go back in waiting on test results and have to have brain scan this week. Going for a lie down. Love and hugs to all.

Ivonka said...

Gorgeous! And a clever use of the die - I had to take a second look. Yx

Lesley Cann said...

Absolutely love the colours of this card. It is so fresh and reminds me of spring.

Annie said...

Very beautiful, Sue, colours are lovely, must give the die embossing another go, did one ages ago and it wasn't great, I'll try this weekend.
Hugs Annie

Karen Drew said...

I like the idea of using the die as a background. I have a couple of large dies which I am going to have a play with. Doubles the usage!!
Gorgeous card today. Using my favourite colour.
Luv
Karen xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Great card and I love the background on this card.

Carole Z said...

A truly gorgeous card Sue, such beautiful colours and layout...as fabulous as Napa itself, now I just need a lovely glass of wine! Hugs Carole Z X

TOB said...

Thank You, thank you, thank you. A thousand thank you's for all your wonderful wishes and hugs I am very touched by your kindness.My husband and daughter were bowled over by your comments. I feel very lucky to be able to write on this blog. Sue, you are a genius, I love this card. Those stick pins are just beautiful.
Well my wonderful hubby bought me a mobility scooter, and although I can't go out on my own when I am out I'll have some independence, especially in the craft shops.(lol).
Thank you once again I'll never forget your kindness.
Hugs Theresa xx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, been catching up with this week's cards. I've been going to the hospital with my Mum for tests and getting some not good news so the blog is a nice escape for a while. Thanks Sue for all the brilliant designs, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Gx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,fantastic card,and I love lilac.
Ita.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours. Have just received your new embossing folder with the rows of bows and it is gorgeous. I wanted the checkerboard but will have to wait for Joanna to get more stock in. will just have to treat myself to another one of your dies while I wait!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, loving the background the wide border gives it a frame feel, truly lovely.
Congratulations to Tina, that is a truly stunning card you have won.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue such a truly beautiful card and Nappa Valley sounds just great too.
Congrats to Tina x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Evening Sue, hope you are well. I love this card, and what a wonderful
background. Must remember to try and emboss the card with die without cutting it. well we have had some rain today so it is a bit cooler up here, except in the areas where the crowds are at the games.

Hope you and Julia are a bit rested now after your road trip....and tv shows

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I am a bit late today as have had a busy few days. However never too busy to check on this best blog !
Oh Sue, I love today's cards and should be able to make it - we'll try! I love the colours - so gentle and relaxing. This is without a doubt my favourite die set - I just love it all!
Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration. The time you must spend on this blog alone - thank you!
TINA - could not have happened to a nicer lady at a more opportune moment . Just when you were missing your daughter. Congratulations - you deserve your lovely prize.
Theresa - congratulations on the mobility scooter which will give you more freedom and independence. Sending love and good wishes.
Steph - 200 cards - wow! Hope you sell loads and that it is not quite so hot tomorrow. Cooler here tonight!
Tandy - what a lovely surprise for you , pleased you are home and hope you well enough to test drive your win very very soon.
Sending love to Sandra, Mrs B, Janet, Brenda, Anne,
Tres, Lynne - enjoy your holiday!, Lynda, Karen, Margaret, Gail, Pam and Robbie, Norah, Julie Laz, ( not forgetting Lee),June , Wheelybad and anyone I have forgotten.x
Crafty hugs to Sue! Love Myra

Virginia Davey said...

Hi what a fantastic card, love it.

Virginia Davey said...

Hi what a fantastic card, love it.

granny sue said...

Hi Julia. I knew I would like this card. I visited the Napa Valley a few years ago, really good wine if I remember correctly.
SueL x

Wheely Bad said...

Evening Sue and all my Wilsonette friends.

Sue, what a lovely card. Lilac... mmm! and the contrast with the little bit of the linen ink is something that I wouldn't immediately have thought of. I am another one who has forgotten about using the die to emboss too. I neeeed some seam binding- I've been saying it for years! the flowers and all the finishing touches are divine too.

Lancashire Steph I hope you sell out tomorrow and are able to get yourself a nice lot of dies!
TOB congrats on your scooter! Even out for a 'walk' with others is so nice. I was so pleased when I got my powerchair for the same reason.
Tandy, I'm glad you are out of hospital, fingers crossed all your tests have a good outcome.
Cameeli, I'm really pleased your test was positive, have a lovely holiday and birthday.
GeeBee I hope the doctors can help your mum and I'm soryy it's been a tough week.

Yup, I am lucky to have Mr. WheelyBad, although for many years we have joked that we are the only ones who could put up with each other! We both like our own space and can both be quite quiet. He has his own interests- he's a proper country boy so it works well.
He took me into town today. Just a short visit to get a few essentials and a stop for coffee and cake, it's pretty much wiped me out on all fronts and with the heat n' all I'm feeling it so off to bed soon.
Crafty hugs to all, I really can't write any more so just know I send positive, happy and caring thoughts to all of you.

T x

Anonymous said...

I use my phone not a laptop/computer.

lynda said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes Firstly Sue sorry for not bogging yesterday only hubbies friend & wife turned up yesterday on the door step from Australia so I was rushing about making up Spare bed cooking & time just went they said they wanted to stay for a week if it was ok can't say no can you. Yesterday's card was gorgeous loved the shadowing. Today's card is stunning I love the dies & like Lanc Steph I keep forgetting to emboss with the dies.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Tob Theresa so pleased to see you back with us we are all here for you & care. sending you love & hugs Lynda xx

Wow Tina congratulations on winning aW.O.W. CARD
enjoy it hugs Lynda xx

Love & Hugs to Sandra,Pam & Robbie, Tina Tres Tandy,Mrs B,Lindsay,Yorkielass ,Gail C,Brenda Lello,Lanc Steph Cameeli ,Janet,Lynne M & pooches, Norah & Rory,Wheely Bad,Julie Laz,Tob Thresa,June,
& any one I have forgotten. Lynda xx

Hugs to any one that wants one xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, I really love this card. Purple is my favourite colour and the California collection is my favourite set from your first die release. How could you go wrong? Hope you're having a fab weekend. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Norah McPhee said...

Teresa(TOB), i am just so glad flower you chose to give us a chance. Have a great new freedom with your new scooter, i know i would be lost without mine.
Glad you've had a wee outing today Wheely Bad, i know you'll be fair jiggered now but i hope that it was worth it even just for the coffee and cake.
Take care to all my lovely friends sending gentle hugs,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Theresa said...

Beautiful card Sue as always
Inspirational Sue Wilson creation
Love it
Theresa xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card in beautiful mauve , love how you've done the background leaving the border a bit wider, and the beautiful bow and stick pins . Thanks Sue
Crafty hugs to everyone especially yorkielass , Pam, (thank you for my birthday wishes) ans Sue.

Hugs
Jean D
Xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Pretty card, just gorgeous. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxx

Laura O said...

beautiful card and I love the emboss effect of the background die .Laura O

craftynanna said...

hi sue, i almost forgot to comment as i was on my way to bed when i remembered, a gorgeous card and the die is beautiful, mine came today and its so lovely and the true white embossing powder, i have five or six powders and they never turn out a proper white so i invested in some of yours, something else i ordered was out of stock but joanna sheen will email you when its in and thats great of her, oh it was the silk crushed ribbon, i'm still miffed at myself for not being able to buy your lovely folders and i can't afford agrand calibre YET lol love to all J

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely adorable card!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I have missed a few of your posts have not being feeling well.
This is An Absolutely Stunning card Sue..
Take care
Hazel G XX

Joanne said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, especially since it's in my favourite colour lilac/purple. I think I will have to splurge for this die. You do realize I will soon have to mortgage the house if you keep releasing such beautiful must have dies!!!

Joanne in Canada

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Another stunning card. Love the embossed background and the Napa die. Just gorgeous.

AngieD said...

Gorgeous card,gorgeous dies and gorgeous colour......in fact .....just gorgeous! Xx

AngieD said...

Gorgeous card,gorgeous dies and gorgeous colour......in fact .....just gorgeous! Xx

Craftetter said...

Sue, this card is stunning and really shows the quality of your dies. The colour really suits and this is definitely a card with the 'WOW' factor.
Hugs
Elaine xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Who's!! I thought yesterday's card was lovely, but the way you've steamrolled the colour through on this one really makes the die stand out. Love It.

Meg said...

This is such a beautiful card Sue - I love everything about it.

Thank you to everyone for your loving messages of sympathy and hugs - they mean so much. I send my love and hugs to you all - too many to mention.
And thank you too for your messages of congratulation for my granddaughter Emily.

Meg
(aka Margaret O)
xxx

Vie Carter said...

Congratulations to Tina for being this weeks card winner

Just love everthing about this card

Vie
x

dreamer said...

this is a beautiful card Sue,
just love it yep yep,

Anonymous said...

OH!!! WOW!!!Mabex

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely textured background and such pretty die cuts. Love the colour combo too, a very feminine card.

terrie said...

I like the soft color that you added to your card...
This card is very pretty.
Well done Sue

Susan White said...

Wow that's so pretty! And Napa Valley is where the wine comes from isn't it Sue? Thanks, Susan x

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