Sunday, 6 July 2014

Woven Background

Good Sunday morning all!  I'm sneaking in another Christmas card since we are officially over half the way there now!  Never too early to get started on your Christmas cards I say!  Today's offering is an almost completely milk coloured card, just a hint of gold from the embossing and matting.  I started by stamping the  Striped Holly Background from Justrite on to milk card.  I used a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it with Ivory embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  I stamped two backgrounds and cut both of them into strips using the holly pattern as my dividing point for cutting. On each of the strips, I inked the edges with Antique Linen to give it a bit of definition.   I laid four of the strips down on my craft mat and taped the ends, then used the remaining strips to go over then under alternating the pattern with each strip until I had a complete woven background.  I cut a frame using the Grand rectangle dies and used two inside dies to emboss into the frame.  It is quite a bit easier to do all the embossing first, then remove the inside dies, transfer it to a cutting plate then cut the frame.  That way the cut piece does not move out of the dies while you are trying to emboss them!  I added mounting foam to the frame and attached it over my background, then trimmed away the excess from beneath it.  I stamped the Justrite Ornament stamp twice and embossed it in gold.  I cut out the larger circle shape out of one of them and the smaller centre circle piece out of the other.  I added slightly larger gold mats and mounted the pieces with foam for dimension.  I added it to the centre of my card with a bit of metallic gold twine from my stash.  I finished the card with a pierced mat of milk card, then a soft gold mat and a final milk coloured mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment game winners!  This week's winners are:
June Smith!!!
Jayne S!!!
Alice G!!!

From the extra qualifying post of July 2nd, the winners are:
Rach83!!!
Jane Franklin!!!
purplenana!!!

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
















164 comments:

Pam said...

Hello Sue lovely card. Congrats to all winners too.
Hope everyone had a fab day yesterday and you all goy to meet up. Wish I could have been there. Love to all and hugs all round. June of course I didn't take offence, I love your comments xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful Christmas card, love the weaving background and the embossing. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the card, I've tried the frame embossing and it's so effective - thanks so much for the tip. Sue xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful, elegant card. It would certainly take centre stage on any mantlepiece : ) I hope you had a good time yesterday.
Sending my daily hugs to Pam and Robbie.
Norah, take heart from the young men in your life. They both sound lovely. I hope your hills are clear and sunny today : )
Happy Ruby Anniversary Jean Deane and hubby. Wishing you a wonderful day : )
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners : )
Sending hugs to Sue and all of my special friends and to all in need : )
Have a good day everyone. Take care

Jan.moogie said...

Love this technique Sue, a really stunning. card Thanks for sharingx

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue, WOW Girl!! you done yourself so proud this is absolutely stunning, I adore the weaving and the texture, and such classy colour combos, I use ivory/cream with golds and whites with silvers, they just look so elegant and done with style, hope you have a blessed Sunday and Congratulation to all this week's winners!!! Hugs, Vick xxx
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Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another lovely card, I will have a go at this one. congrats to winners. Take care all Kitty

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a really elegant and classy card. Loving the tone on tone look with the weaving. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Besr Wishes.
Denise x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another classy card - lile it - congrats to winners - hope you had a good day yday Sue and met lots of Wilsonettes?...
Rgs
Clare W

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue,
Lovely card today the holly is particularly nice.
Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Pam, hope your ankle is getting stronger by the day and Robbie too xx

Sandra Hugs to you xx
Have a great day despite the drizzle and grey start!!

Cameeli xx

tracy w said...

hi sue
great Christmas card simple but stunning congratulations to all the winners hope you had a good day yrsterday thank you tracy w x

Jane said...

Beautiful love today's card.

Jane xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Granny Smith said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, so stylish and love the woven background. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Hope you all have a great day.
Chris

Anonymous said...

Another very elegant card, Sue, do like the woven background.
Thanks to all who wished Sue (and the Wilsonettes lucky enough to go) a happy day at Haverfordwest - YES - it was great (just Sue, the whole Sue and nothing but the Sue - Julia not in on this one). If you don't mind me saying, Sue, you're just like your cards - even more lovely in the flesh, so to speak!! An altogether fantastic day, and great to meet some familiar 'names'.

'P' in Wales

If anyone else out there has a chance to go to a demo day, grab it!! Norah, you're in for a treat.
Jean Deane, hope today is perfect on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary.
Well done to all winners of the comment game.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the weaving especially, congratulations to all the winners xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card, clever tips for weaving effect. Congratulations to all the winners x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Who wouldn't want to have this beautiful gift come through their letterbox. I know I would be delighted.
I love the background as it reminds me of a window and the focal point is the suncatcher only this time it has a seasonal theme.
So all in all another one for my C.box this year.
Hope everyone that had plans for yesterday had a really good day.
Lynda so pleased you had all the family round you and your husband. Family means so much.
Norah you must be my twin - I also keep everything sent to me including bits of paper and tags of presents etc. These are very precious memories and as you know we have to have little reminders sometimes and so these are ours. I have my children's cards which were put on their cribs when born; I also have my grandchildren's as my youngest daughter said 'Mum's the keeper' and so they came into my memory box.
Myra - I saw via my laptop yesterday the pics from Leeds and Harewood House and some through the dales. It looked fantastic. Am now keeping fingers crossed that today and the second stage from York to Sheffield will also be a good. How can anyone think that Yorkshire could not outdo London!!
Congratulations to all this week's lucky winners.
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Joan D said...

I do like the background idea,and it's a technique I haven't yet tried, but am about to move house,so everything is packed away at the moment,but will have my very own craft room at the new place,so will try it then. I really must start my Chistmas cards, as it will be here before we know it. Have a great day. Xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
love the card and your weaving technique
Pat x

MaggieMac said...

Hi Sue and All of You
This is a lovely card! Simple and effective with such style.
Here's hoping you all have a wonderful day!
MaggieMac

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, loving the woven background and frame too.
Donna Jones

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. So elegant and just enough gold - the woven background is beautiful as is your frame. I shall give this a go as it is so effective.
Hugs, Rose

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card love
the weaving with the embossing it makes it stand out and with the inked
edges it really pops.
Congrats. to all the winners you lucky
people.
Nancyd xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Sooooo beautiful and elegant with great techniques.

Marianna Hammer said...

I love all your Christmas cards. This one is very elegant!

fame01 said...

HI Sue

What a great card real pretty love it .. congrats to all the lucky winners .hugs sarah xx

CHERYL brown said...

Simply Beautiful. No other words are necessary. hugs Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Sunday 'earlier' smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes.
What a wonderful celebration of marriage, congratulations Jean Dean on reaching 40 year's - I bet you remember the day down to every hour, as we brides do : )

Pam in Wales, it sounds like you had one of the BEST day's ever, hope you can read this from cloud number 9 : )
Bless you, I can only imagin what it's like to meet our beautiful Sue (Id better stop there before I start and sound like a stalker) LOL !!! Im SO happy you have a wonderful day, and that goes to ALL our lovely friends here holding that 'golden ticket' for all Sue's demo day's
Well done to all winners today, enjoy your gift ladies : )

How I love today's card. That will be my C card colour scheme this year. I have to save for the Grand Rectangle die, it really frames beautifully especially when embossed, I have looked at it so many times but thought I can buy two of your collection for the price of the large dies, but standing in front of it in the craft store staring at it then looking at the new collection fuddles my brain, so I leave with nothing lol !
It will be financially brain fuddling when I 'top up' my C stock as all the items you showed and used on your C show's are so beautiful, from the folders to stamps to the dies and mediums - maybe I should try my luck on the lotto ?!
I hope you had a really lovely day yesterday Sue. It must be lovely for you to put faces to blog names, I hope you continue to enjoy your travels and demo day's as much as your Wilsonettes enjoy spending time with you.
To Pam my gentle cuddles come your way and to Robbie also. To Lynn we want to hear about your little 'B's antics again, we miss our imagination running riot lol. Julie hope life is being kinder to you love. To all our lovely ladies that feel fragile, wish I could take your pain and sorrow for you so you could have one great day at least xx

Have a lovely day ladies.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Micky French said...

Stunning card Sue, and I agree it's never to early to start making Christmas cards.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I agree with 'P' in Wales you and your cards are even better in 'the flesh' and to all that are going to the demo in Scotland you are in for a treat. If it wasn't so far away I would be going to that one. It was great to meet some of the Wilsonettes hope we meet at the next one (hint hint Sue) lol.
Back to today's card it's beautiful I love the woven background and the way you've embossed the frames. A truly elegant Christmas card.
Congratulations to all the winners and to yesterday's winner I was so excited to be going to see Sue I forgot to congratulate you sorry!
Hugs x
Heather T

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely unusual Christmas card. Love the way it looks like a wreath at a front door.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning Christmas card, I have made a start on the ones that will need posting as they are easier and over the summer holidays I am going to get the 'specials' done.
Had a lovely time at my Granddaughter Miya's 4th birthday party yesterday, we thought it was going to be a wash out but the sun came out and it was a glorious day.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is so elegant. Love the weaved embossed background. I love the way you emboss your frames. Is there any chance you could do a video to show us exactly how you do it. Mine never seem to come out as good as yours! Thanks for sharing.
Congrats winners.
Hugs to all who need one.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Who wouldn´t be happy with this beautiful card adorning their mantelpiece. So lovely Sue.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Love val in Spain x

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Christmas Card! I love the weaving and the frame ,truly gorgeous and just a touch of gold , very classy!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Sounds like all the girls that managed to Sue's workshop had a fabulous day to remember, maybe some day ( I can dream) .
Just like Norah and Janet ,I too love memory boxes full of cards and little reminders of special times ( my grandchildren ,5 of them , oldest 11 years, now love to get a peek in and ask questions about drawings and school items that belonged to their mum & dad) they love hearing the stories related to them and I love reminiscing , so happy faces all around! Nearly 5 years ago when the youngest ( Sandy ) was a baby , Abi, Amber and I made a memory box ( as a present from them for their mum & dad) which was a big plastic storage box lined with plain paper which they put multi coloured handprints and Sandy's little footprints on( and one handprint of mine ), so the first memory was in the box! ( and they loved it) .
Got quite carried away there lol!
Anyway , hope you have all had a lovely weekend and loving thoughts to those with pain.
Hugs to all xo

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. The background is stunning. I will be starting Christmas cards this week so inspiration is very welcome. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a wonderful Sunday. Love Jackie

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Elegantly festive. Super!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Marion Bull said...

Beautidul card today and its never too early to pop in one or two cards to get us in the mood for Christmas crafting. I've still got to try the frame embossing but this will spur me on today!
Happy crafting every!
Marion B. x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, this is such a beautiful card.
The embossing and then the weaving are so lovely and don't detract from the sentiment and the frame is beautiful.
A real Sue classic!
XxxxRuth

barbiepinkfairy said...

Elegant xxx

doreenj said...



What an elegant card, Sue, love it!!!!




Doreen x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I must persevere
With this technique. I tried to do it once and it went a bit wonky. Maybe it's a case of try try again. Hope all the lovely ladies had a fabulous time yesterday at your demos. I'm off to Newbury Craft Fair soon, off down the A34 via Abingdon. Hope it's accident free today. I have my trusty Tom Tom anyway. Hugs to Pam, Cameeli, Steph and Norah, you lucky lady going to see Sue. Hope you have a fabulous day. I met Sue at the Ally Pally a couple of years ago, befor I started to look at her blog and she was fantastic, so enjoy.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly wonderful card, I'm loving the technique, and the colours and tone on tone embossing are gorgeous. I will be trying this one.
Congratulations to all the lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dear Pam, I'm sending huge hugs to you and your Family, especially Robbie.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the background, tried this once but it was disastrous went in the bin.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue and the woven technique is ace!

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Marion said...

Hi sue really like today's card ,love the paper weaving and best bit for me no big bow.
Marion H

Lacelady said...

Love the woven strips for background Sue. How is the roadtrip going?

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, background looks great.. xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Love this card especially the papaer weaving for the background. Would look good on any card if you changed the embossing design but makes a stunning christmas card.

Michele.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sur.
and all the ladies.
What an elegant card. The colours and woven background are so lovely.
I hope everyone had a good day yesterday.
Love to all xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, congrats to all the winners

hollyberry said...

Such an elegant card that would look wonderful on anyone's mantlepiece.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The woven background and the embossed frame are lovely features on your beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A wonderfully elegant card today love how you have made the background by heat embossing and then weaving the strips.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this Christmas card. I have done this technique several times and it is really nice. It sounds as if a great day was had by all yesterday, I wish I could have been there.

Love Rosemarie xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, wow, just love this card, the woven effect is really grand. Elegant and classy colours. This may be my chosen design to try replicate for my Christmas cards. Congrats to the winners. Bx

karenlotty said...

Great card I love the woven technique but I just know when I cut the strips at least one would be wonky let alone weaving them and staying in place I'm so cackhanded! Funnily enough I made a card yesterday doing an embossed frame It is so, so effective Congrats winners

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Christmas card such a lovely design and the colour combo is gorgeous.

Congratulations to all the winners

Have a lovely day everyone hope the sun is shining for you all

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debbie Tinks said...

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

June said...

Morning everyone, oh I am really on cloud nine, I cannot believe that I am actually a winner on your blog, thank you so much. Now to todays card, I love, love, love it, I have done some of the weaving strips using ribbon on cards and it looks so effective, I am definitely going to try this card. Could I ask a question, I belong to a craft group and we meet every Wednesday, can I have your permission copy and show them how you have made your cards please. Oh nearly forgot, I hope everyone is feeling safe, well and happy. I also hope that Robbie is progressing well. Love to you and thank you June Smith xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely card. Take care. Claire

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty card Sue, I'm *almost* starting to feel festive ;)

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a wonderful christmascard again Sue, sooo lovely as always hun.
Congrats to all the lucky ladies this week too, and havae a wonderful sunday everyone.

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, Another stunning card, I really like the tone on tone technique and the weaving. Being relatively new to card making, I am going to have to try this out. Just wish I could devote more time to this fabulous hobby, I am hooked. Have a great day everyone.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, I saw you make this on TV and loved it. Love Jean Z xx

Jackie Durrant said...

good morning Sue, the close up of the embossing really shows it up well. Very elegant card, centrepiece of the mantle, love from Jackie D

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Such a classy, elegant card today!! I love the weaving, and the frame embossing. Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Wishing you, and everyone a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the woven background.
Susan McG x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A corgeous card - I love the background technique. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I had bought this stamp for my grandchildren to make their cards and love the profession look of the stamped image, having seen yours I will be making some for similar ones for adults too. Thank you for showing us the many different ways we can use stamps.
X Ros

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant yet simple, love it
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card, love the weaving background - I have mastered the layering of the frame after watching you on tv. Congrats to the winners
Hugs
Carol x

Cazzie D said...

Great card today; very neat. With all this talk of Christmas I'm occasionally get that feeling in the pit of my stomach. You know the one where Christmas is imminent and you're not ready! Luckily it's a long way off yet. Caz x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful,thrilling day yesterday was, pure magic. You truly are a beautiful lady and very kind. Everyone there was enthralled. Ladies if you get a chance to go to one of Sue's demos, don't hesitate. I met some really nice people there too.
Today's card is stunning, I love the weaved effect,but like a few others, when I try it it goes wonky, (it must be a lefty thing lol).
Congrats to all the winners but must admit I feel that I had the jackpot yesterday.
Love and hugs
Jan x x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a rich and opulent card so very beautiful, I do so love how you make your frames after seeing your demo doing this I had a go! I was so impressed and it was very easy too (I don't do difficult lol)thank you.

I do so hope our missing Wilsonettes return soon, you really are being missed girls.

So delighted everyone had such a wonderful day with Sue yesterday you lucky people, you now have a truly special memory to treasure. I hope you had a good time Sue meeting everyone and realising just how highly regarded and loved you are by us all.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prizes and use them well.

Happy Ruby Wedding Anniversary to Jean Deane and Mr D hoping you have a wonderful day.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam Robbie and family, Gail, Lynda, Yorkielass, Norah, Steph and Tina

Margaret corgi owner

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, this really is such a beautiful card, very classy, one that I think I will definitely be having a go at! Hugs Carole ZX

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue. I love the heat embossing on the super wide weave. Will be giving this a go. Theresa x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners.

Sue said...

So gorgeous Sue,I adore your card.
xx

Jacquie said...

Just gorgeous Sue, love the background and the frame, beautiful.

Love & Hugs

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

magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Elegant is the first word that came into my head when I saw this. It is stunning Sue and it's never too early for Christmas cards! Thank you for the tip of embossing first before the cut. I love the holly background stamp it is lovely....oooo ecky thump....another one on my list....! I also love the weaving background, will have to give that a go. Just to say, congratulations Jeanne on celebrating your Ruby anniversary today! Have a great day hun! xx So glad for our Wilsonettes who had a wonderful day with our Sue yesterday and to those who are with her today! Have a fantastic day all of you! Sending love and hugs Yorkielass, Lynda, Pam, and to all of our family of Wilsonettes who are hurting in heart, mind and body xx Hope you're okay too Lynne and Lyndsey? xx Congratulations to all the winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! xx Take care Sue, hope you and your family are okay too :) Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Wow this is stunning. Love the colour's. Do you ever get any sleep? Lol. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, really love the weaving technique.

Looks as if everyone who went to the demos had a marvellous time meeting Sue. Some day I will make it to a demo myself.

congrats to all today's winners.

Take care everyone, hugs to all who need them, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like the woven background of this card - will have to give it a go. Will be starting my cards next week so please keep the ideas coming as I need the inspiration. Congrats to the winners.
Beverley W

Jill Liddle said...

I do love this card. I'm starting to like the tone on tone embossing very much. Will be giving this a try very soon.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely,nice elegant card.Congratulations to all the winners.
Love Angela x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

A beautiful card today for which Thank You! Congratulations to all of todays winners and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the frame it really sets the card off and thank you for the tip about embossing it first.

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners.

So pleased yesterday was a success and everyone enjoyed the day.

Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I think this would be lovely to send anyone as the more you look the more fascinating it becomes. The woven background is so clever and then the triple frame and the lovely gold embossing. A real wow of a card. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. Beautiful stamping and embossing. I must try making the frame as I have the dies. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

hazel young said...

Stunning card sue, congrats to all the winners xx hazel

nattyboots said...

Hi sue ,a lovely Christmas card with beautiful embossing.
Congrats to all winners
Take Care
Elaine H X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
I watched u demo this one on ur show u made it look so simple. It's a very elegant card and looks great!!
Love Tracy from killie x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
I like the patchwork effect Sue that you have done in the background as it reminds me off times of doing the various crafts with mum when she was working. I love the frame effect that you are using the at the moment, but the dies at the cheaper shop are not in stock at the moment. It with your focal point just makes for a cracker of a card(well it is a Christmas card).
Well done ladies on winning the comment game, i know you will enjoy your new stamps when they come.
OK, yesterday i made a blunder as it should have been a nod we give for a welcoming nod back. I didn't realise that you could get dyslexic fingers, i always thought it was the brain that had the dyslexia not the fingers, ah well i hope Myra knew what i meant.
I've already told you about my summer holidays as a child of mum always landing in the hospital and us getting farmed out to what ever patient in the ward that didn't have a visitor, well in between her stays in hospital she worked there as an Occupational Therapist craft instructor. She always seem to be working as she would bring back patients work to finish off. We used to make all sorts of things up and sell them at the sale of work that the hospitals would put on along with raffles, bonnie baby competition, bottle stalls etc, it was fun. One of the hospital fetes we were working at we took my nana to. Her mum skipped off after a wee while until we heard an uproar. Mum had sneaked in to the bonny baby competition when the doctor who was judging it back was turned and sat on my nana's knee dressed in a big baby bonnet, hair in plaits(it was down to her bum)with ribbons in, a big baby bottle that was for another use entirely in the hospital,and a wee baby dole nightie on over her baby grow. To say that there was hysteria was putting it mildly as all the patients were laughing, the babies(the real ones)were giggling and the staff and mums were laughing. The doctor turned around and looked and said with a dead straight face " Aren't you a little bit old for this sort of thing". She got disqualified on grounds of her age, which was discrimination as there wasn't an age limit on the competition and my mum was the youngest in her family, so technically she was my nana's baby. The doctor was and still is one of the grumpiest doctors on the go, but it brought fun and enjoyment to the patients who were stuck there forever. I hope that the life and times of Norah has gave you a wee smile today.
Well girls that have been so lucky to see our superstar in person i can't wait as i am so excited and i still have 9 days to wait.I am glad that you had a wonderful day yesterday and haven't come down off cloud nine as yet.I wonder who amongst us would ever have thought that we would go through that starstruck experience at our time in life and find out that the idol of our worship is even better in real life and just as kind.
Lynne and Lyndsay please come back as we are worried about you. Sending hugs to you both, to Julie who's going through the mill, Pam who is trying to be a kangaroo on one leg and getting held back with weighty issues, young Robbie, come on young man, don't be getting to comfy in that bed as you have a lot more mischief to get up to, and all our fragile friends who need that wee bit of a hug, i have plenty going. Have a beautiful day like we are having up at my hills which are so beautiful today,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Another lovely card so elegant.
Hope you all had a good day yesterday.
Congrats to all the winners.
Have a lovely day everyone. Susi x

lilygee said...

Hello Sue and All
Simple but very elegant card .
Lilygee

Vie Carter said...

Another really beautiful card Sue

Congrats to the lucky winners

Vie
x

Theresa Pace said...

this is such an elegant card Sue. love it. demure but so striking at the same time xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are well and having a good weekend. Love the simplicity of todays card. A fun background. Kind regards Joanne K x

craftynanna said...

well i have just writen my blog note and somehow just deleted the lot lol. hi sue what an absolutely beautiful card, i havn't done the weaving tecnique before and as i am one who has already started my christmas cards (so please keep them coming) i will try to do it, it adds a whole new dimension to your cards, well done to all the winners and hope you all had a great day yesterday love J

rachel said...

this is gorgeous sue. so elegant. love it x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so elegant, love the woven background and the embossing, saw you demo this on C&C and love how you did the frames. So glad that everyone had a fab day yesterday, what memories you have to treasure. Norah not long for your turn and mine in Northallerton.
Lynne and Lindsay will be back soon and thank you lovely ladies for your thoughts and concern, they will tell you themselves. Tilly and Cully and horses are fine.
Pam hope you are feeling better and Robbie is improving, gentle hugs to you both, so glad that you did not take offence, you are a wonderful strong lady.
Happy 40th Wedding anniversary Jean and hubby, have a lovely day.
Julie hope you are felling better, hugs to you and Lee.
Daily hugs to Norha, Steph, Tina, Margaret corgi owner, Sandra, Tres, Jean D, Myra, Magpie, Lynne M, Lindsay, Cazzie, Gail C and your brother and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

yorkielass said...

Oooops me again, I will have to stop doing this forgot to say congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy ladies.
Hugs June xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Wow Loved this card when i first saw it, the gold and cream are so elegant, must get round to getting those rectangle dies, they make an lovely frame (my cutting is a bit off), congratulations to all the winners.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

IVY Cheong said...

Good Sunday afternoon Sue,


Love the weave background and the simplicity but elegant style. I will try this out, love it.

Lots of love, Ivy x

GeeBee88 said...

Lovely elegant card today Sue and easily adapted to other occasions too! Have a good rest of the weekend Gx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue beautiful card love it congrats to all winners love to all thank you sue xxxxxx

greendragon said...

Love the embossed frame Sue and the ornament stamp is super. A very classy card.

Susan White said...

Beautiful and elegant Christmas card - thanks for sharing and congrats to all the lucky winners! Susan x

Crafting Newbie said...

I love this card Sue. Thanks for the inspiration. Barbara x

Helen Barker said...

Love the woven background very pretty card.Well done to all the winners.
Helen Bx

Ivonka said...

I love this card and am looking forward to having a go at this technique. Thanks Sue! Yx

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
A very special offering today, so very elegant and sophisticated, would grace any mantle perfectly.
Will definitely have a go at this technique.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda xx

Annie said...

This is lovely, Sue, must look beautiful in real life.
Have a lovely Sunday
Hugs Annie

Gail said...

Now this card is 'lush' - luv absolutely everything about it xx so glad after yesterday's negative comment - sorry! xx but this has well and truly made up for it xx GailT xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wow, simply stunning. No further comment required!

Congrats to the winners, and Pam- hope you and Robbie are recovering well. Hope the rest of you aren't feeling too bad, this sudden hot to cooler and wet is playing havoc with my body- and my mind it seems. I had my specs when I went to bed but now- no idea! Mr Wheelybad is going to lean to see if they've dropped under the bed. I need to distract myself and it's going to be difficult if I can't see much! :-) oh well, just another day in paradise!

Crafty hugs to all,

T x

Diane said...

Really beautiful card again today Sue thank you for sharing. Now got to add the weaving technique and that lovely background stamp to my list! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Love Diane G xxx

Cathie Weary said...

Just love the different techniques that you used on this card. Will definitely be trying my hand at them. Thanks for all the tips. Cathie

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
This is such an elegant Christmas card. Love the colours. Pure brilliance
Congratulations to all the winners.
Stay happy, crafty love
Jo xx

sued99 said...

Very elegant and lovely.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Another stunning card, I love the frame and the beautiful background
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful Christmas card Sue. Love the holly background. Congrats to all the winners. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, it was such a pleasure to meet you yesterday. Hope you've enjoyed your stay in West Wales. Come back soon !!! Enjoy the Welsh Hamper :-)
Another beautifully elegant Christmas card. I definitely have to have this lovely stamp!!

Pam from Wales, sorry I didn't get to meet you personally yesterday :-(

Jean Deane, Congratulations to you and hubby on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary x
and congratulations to all the lucky blog post winners.

Best Wishes to Lancashire Steph, Nora and all the Wilsonettes and hugs to Pam, Tina and everyone else in need of a hug ((( )))

Angela in sunny S.Wales X

Ps. Hope the sun is shining wherever you all are too x

Maxine T said...

Oh Sue, this is a winner, love the woven background.
I can not wait to try this one for sure, have a great week crafting.
Maxine T

Renee Butchart said...

Hello Sue, this is my first visit to your blog but definitely not my last! What a beautiful Christmas card you have created. I love the elegance of it! I am off to take a little peak at the rest of your blog.
Hugs, Renee

Vicky West said...

What a lovely christmas card. Must start mine. Hugs Vicky xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. I really liked this when I first saw it on TV. I love the tone on tone and the whole thing just looks so elegant. So pleased to hear you had a super day yesterday!
Thank you all so very much for your good wishes for Alastair and myself yesterday. We had a super day in sunny Scotland! Yes Norah , thanks for the lovely weather and good wishes and I absolutely got the gist of what you were saying! We couldn't have a family get together until next Saturday because of work and school commitments so we had dinner for two overlooking the Irish Sea in a small hotel near Portpatrick. Gorgeous!
Thanks Tina for the kind things you said - I can't remember everyone and I'm afraid signal will go!
You are such a special lot of friends. Hopefully one day we might meet up.
Jean - many Congratulations to you and your husband on your Ruby Wedding. Trust you have a lovely day too.
June - thanks so much for the news on Lynne and Lindsay .
Alison - hope you had a great time watching the Tour de France. Some of the pictures have been amazing.
Congratulations to today's winners!
Love and hugs to all,
Myra

Myra P said...

Ps! Meant to say no sapphires either! I am having a new kitchen - so no fal de rals!! X love Myra

Linda said...

stunning card....I especially love the woven background!!!!

congrats to the winners!!!!

Happy Sunday to all!

jane stillman said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sue, love the colour tones and weaving x

Maureen Killen said...

Hi Sue,
and the ladies.
Well this is another two-fer because I forgot to congratulate the winners!
I've enjoyed your blogs Lancashire Steph, Norah and Wheely Bad you made me really laugh about your specs. I sometimes have to shout for George to find mine when I've taken them off to dry my hair and can't see where I've put them.
Will read the blog again before going to bed. xx
Ooh congratulations to Jean and Mr D xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I agree never to early to start making Christmas cards. Hard to believe we are half way there already
I love the woven background really stunning as are the cream and gold together with the stamp altogether they make one Stunning card
Take care
Hazel G xx

Jane Franklin said...

I'm so excited,I've just looked at the blog and my names a winner. Wow, did I say I was excited!!!!. Love todays card and although not a fan of paper weaving I think edging the strips makes such a difference and I'm quite taken with it. More things to try. Luv to all jax

marion morris said...

I'd sky+d last weekends shows & watched you demo this very early this morning. Had already decided to buy the bits to make this for the bulk of my cards this year so great to see it step by step on here.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Lovely Christmas card, I love the weaving background, Congrats to all the winners today. Hope Everyone is ok. From Christine C and Ella

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, beautiful, classy, elegant, fabulous - can you tell I like this one! This is right up my street. Love the weaving , will be trying that one. Very inspirational.
Congratulations to all the winners and especially tomJean and hubbie on their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. June thanks for the news about Lynne and Lindsey it will be good to have them back. Pam, Robbie, Julie hope you are all improving daily. Norah, Steph hope you are both ok. Love to everyone and gentle hugs to those who need them. Love Alison xxx

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue, tone on tone with a lovely hint of a darker tone. So elegant. Thank you. Xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, this is yet another WOW CARD For me it's Stunning, I Loved it on Create and Craft, I'm sure you did it on there or was I dreaming Lol!
I Love The Heat Embossed Background and the tone on tone look, it always looks so effective, Black is my Favourite Tone on Tone Look this is Awesome,
I Love how you've weaved the background, and The Fabulous Frame since you showed us this Technique on a Video I do mine like this all the time it's so much easier and looks extremely effective, and until you showed us it looked a lot harder but it's so much easier than you think, I Love The JustRite Christmas Stamp, I've ordered this one recently to add to my collection, I really Love how you've made it look like a Bauble by adding Bakers Twine and a Gem at The Top, it's a Truly Stunning Card I really Love it, please keep them coming Sue, Thanks for sharing, Thanks for the great Photography, Thanks for the detailed breakdown on how to achieve this brilliant Card, Thanks for the Tips and Techniques, and most of all I say it Daily but I Truly Mean it Thank You For The Daily Inspiration you give to me, I'm extremely grateful.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
I Hope you read this as I keep Photographs of all Cards I make so I will send you a Photograph I'm sure you'll know which one I mean!
Congratulations to All the Comment Gift Winners enjoy your Gift.
Hugs to All

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue
A really unusual but effective background, which is stunning and makes the card. xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
Firstly, thank you for fab demonstrations yesterday and for bringing so many cards for us to admire and drool over! Those who have tickets for your demonstrations are in for a real treat. It was also lovely meeting up with fellow blog followers and putting faces to names.
Love today's card, especially like the way the frame is made, and the weaving technique; a Christmas card for someone special I think.
Anne x

Deborah Artliff said...

Evening Sue WOW Sue what a stunning card its so elegant. I just love the stamp and the design of it. Well I'm missing my crafting even though I'm on my holidays. How sad a I. Take care and I will try and be back tomorrow.

Debs A xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card yet again Sue.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, well from all the comments it seems that you had a good day yesterday, I hope we can give you the same next week-end.
Love today's card, really beautiful. I enjoy paper weaving but I don't think I have ever done it to such good effect as this. I really want that background stamp.
Congratulations to all of today's winners.
Frances

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Lovey Christmas card. Congrats to all the winners. Sorry if anything has happened to anyone but I haven't read the comments as I clicked on a file on my laptop that I didn't realise I had and the photographs have brought the big black cloud back even thicker just when you think you are starting to cope it comes back just to prove you haven't even stated to move an inch. Love and hugs to everyone.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Today's card is lovely,I like the woven background. Congratulations to all the winners! Had a nice day in the garden today until a horsefly bit me three times....Love the summer but not all the bugs! Gentle hugs to all Have a nice evening Maria x

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful card. Milk card does look lovely with gold. Very classy too. I know I should start making my Christmas cards sooner than I do. Maybe I'll get a few done before November. Lol!!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card Sue
I do love the way you have done the background and the paper you have used
Thank you again for sharing your inspiration with us all
You take care Sue
Theresa xx

Janice K said...

A very classy card that has the appearance of a wreath hanging on a front door, beautiful.x

dianeandchipps said...

Another wonderful card, I love the Justrite stamps. You have so many fantastic ideas. I seem to have lost my crafting mojo for the moment but I hope it will return very soon. Looking forward to tomorrows masterpiece. Diane xx

Alice G said...

Hi sue, another masterpiece. Really really like the woven background. I have taken to using the square frame a lot in my card making. I think it adds such lovely dimension - another neat trick I learned from you! You are a legend.

Hugs Alice xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and blog friends

Lovely card today, I love the background.

Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday, really wish I could have been there. Hoping to go to Ally pally with my daughter.

I have'nt read all the comments today, as it has been a very full on day packing up my son's belongings as he is moving out, don't know what I am going to do without him. He is such a lovely , kind gentle young man with a wicked sense of humor and an addictive laugh, the moment you hear him laugh, you giggle. Home is going to be so quiet now both of my children have flown the nest. What I would'nt do to turn the clock back. Hey Ho.

Kind regards to all :-)

TinaXX

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Such a classy card - love it. Thank you.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

nannapat said...

Love the design Sue. I haven't tried the frame embossing yet but I've moved it up the list. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely Christmas card , love the woven holly background and I must try to do a frame they look great on your cards. Fabulous Sue thanks .xx

Just like to say a big thank you to Mrs B, P Wales , Lancs Steph, Margaret. Corgi, Magpie, Yorkielass, Angela, Myra P, Maureen Killen, and Alimecca for our ruby anniversary wishes , we've had a lovely day and a lively meal , your all so very thoughtful thank you xxx
.congratulations to all winners.
Sending crafty hugs to everyone
Jean D
Xxx

Tandy , so sorry your having such a bad time xxx

terrie said...

Very pretty Christmas card...
I like the gold ink edge.
The weaving background is a nice background...
Well done Sue

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I know I am very late commenting tonight but our internet signal has been lost all day long and we have only just got it back on again !! A beautiful, gorgeous card today Sue !! I loved this card when I saw you demo it on c+c. I love your woven background with the Justrite stamp, tone on tone embossing and inking. I think it is really lovely. The wreath stamp is just beautiful but I cannot buy any more Christmas crafting goodies as I have several new dies and stamps I bought last year and I have not used them yet !! I love the frame you have made. I am always using my grand square dies to make frames now !!
Lots of love to you Sue love Tres x x x

Congratulations to all today's winners love Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone tonight. Love Tres x x x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
YEP NEED A KICK UP THE BUTT TO GET ME CRACKING WITH CHRISTMAS CARDS. ALWAYS THINK I HAVE TIME LOL BUT ALWAYS COMES ROUND SO FAST.
WHAT A CRACKING CARD THIS IS. HINT OF GOLD MAKES IT LOOK SO EXPENSIVE.(I FEEL THE GOLD LEAF COMING OUT).SIMPLE CLEAR CARD LOVELY.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a clever card Sue, love the use of the gold to give it that touch of luxury. I've never tried that background weave but from this example will definitely be giving it a try soon.

Rosie said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Sue.

Congratulations to the winners....

SHARICA said...

Fab Card .. xx

Craftysusan said...

Such a classy looking card Sue, I love the Justrite stamp used in the centre. I wish I was better at stamping. Would love to see you do more demonstrations just stamping as opposed to die cutting as I have so much to learn about it.

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Beautiful card, love when you weave the strips, a very unique look. Another great job.

it support romford said...

Such a clever card Sue, love the use of the gold to give it that touch of luxury.