Monday, 25 August 2014

Best Wishes

Hello my crafty friends!  I think today will be a big bow day as I haven't had a proper one in awhile! LOL  A couple of little ones, but this is the first large bow in about two weeks!  I started this card by cutting the Vienna die and the inner die from the Salzburg in the background (without the outer cutting edge).  I cut a piece of black card slightly larger and lined the edges with sticky adhesive tape.  I covered it with Midnight Snow.  Next I used a piece of sticky adhesive sheet and applied it to the back of the cut out area (so the sticky was towards the front.)  I covered this with Midnight Snow as well.  I wrapped a piece of silky crush ribbon around the bottom and taped the ends to the back. (Before anyone asks though, this colour was a sample that I received from the manufacturer, but they never put it into production.  It was a perfect match for our card, too bad!)   I peeled the other side of the backing paper off then centred my background on it (with a bit more tape at the bottom to hold it securely).  I matted the piece with mauve card and used a smaller piece to cut the tag from the  French Collection Auvergne die set.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the California Collection Decorative Frames Set B.  I layered up the two pieces and added them to the middle of my card with mounting foam.  I tied a double bow and added it with glue dots, making some matching stick pins and finishing the bow with a crystal Sparkler.  I finished the card with a pierced mat layer of white then thin black and mauve mats before adding a final white layer to complete the card.  Big bow withdrawal has now been averted! LOL  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" in size.

I will be doing the drawing for the Christmas die winners and posting it later today so don't forget to check back this afternoon to see if your name is on the list!  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Beautiful card again today Sue, as ever. Good luck to everyone for later.
Hazel, you poor thing, adult measles is much worse, you must be in agony. Alison, big hugs for you and your Aunt, hope news is good at hospital for her.
Lindsay, so glad your daughter and her horse are safe, having a daughter and grandchildren with horses I understand your concern.
Steph, hope market went well and that you enjoyed the wedding photos, bring back memories of that special day. Hope the young couple have a wonderful honeymoon.
Dianeandchips that must have been some break for that hospital stay then care home. I had day surgery and I have a care team that comes twice a day to make meals but my daughters have helped so much and the twins aged 10 have been amazing.
Hugs to all including baby Leo, Sam, Rory and all,of the special people on this blog xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you I love big bows. I had a lot of wide ribbon given to me so I make big bows lol, the card is beautiful. I forgot to congratulate yesterdays winners sorry, so belated congratulations. Very wet here today. Take care all Kitty.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, I do hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend. Sue this is such a gorgeous card and of course I absolutely LOVE the big bow, I also adore the stick pins, I make a lot of my cards with stick pins on them but cannot get the long thin pins or the tiny spacers you use, I would love to know where to purchase them from. I want to thank you Sue for the advise about the pokey tool, I have just used it for a commissioned card I am making and it is the first time I can honestly say that I am pleased with the effect, I do prick the holes first before I decide whether to leave holes as they are or use them as a guide for my pearls. Anyway everyone stay safe, healthy and happy. hugs to you all. June Smith xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Big bows are great.

Jan.moogie said...

Peaches and cream comes to my mind when I see this scrumptious card Sue and lovely to have a Sue special bow. xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card to brighten up a very grey, wet morning. I love the dies, glitter, stick pins and the BOW - all in all a card with the Sue Wilson WOW and ELEGANCE factor.
Hugs, Rose

Chang Alison said...

Hi Sue, it's a very pretty card. The big bow makes it look really stunning.

Pam said...

June smith, try Joanna Sheens website, she has the 6 inch pins, cold and nickel. I use them a lot as you can get a good range of beads on them. The tiny spacers I found on EBay xx

Marion Bull said...

Another lovely card today and the big bow is delicious. What a pity they did not put that colour into production, it is so pretty. Been a long night tonight, my labrador Jack had a fit (I think) at about three a.m. and I am now getting ready to go to the vet. I couldn't get hold of the night vet and Jack seems Ok now but very subdued. Fingers crossed!
Marion B xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
A Truly Stunning, Outstanding Card I Love The Colours You've Chosen, I Love Soft Colours On A Card But I Really Love It When You Add Black As It Makes It Pop!
I Really Love Your Large Bow, And Over Time I Have Purchased Quite A lot Of The Awesome Ribbon From Creative Expression So I Hope It Never Goes Out Of Fashion. I Love How Your Dies Work So Well Together Like On This Card Using The Vienna And The Salzburg Dies Just Beautiful.
I Love How You've Added Midnight Snow To Your Black Card It Looks Truly Amazing The Photograph Shots Really Do Show Your Card Of To Its Best Advantage, The Midnight Snow Really Stands Out, And The Photography Shots Show All The Details Of Your Beautiful Card, I Love The Fabulous Stick Pins And The Dazzler.
Sue Thank You For Sharing, Thank You For Your Kindness, Thank You For This Tremendous Blog And Your Extremely Hard Work.
Sue On A Personal Note: Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate It, Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this one and really love the bow - I am a bowaholic I think! DIY finished yday - dont want to see another paint pot for a while but it does look sooo much better - it was worth the effort and the aches and pains!! off curtain hunting today and then gota sort stuff in the room - at the mo we have no TV connected. Happy BH Monday all
Clare W

Maryann Laursen said...

Again a very beautiful card Sue. I love how versatile this die is, and how you´ve used it here again today. Just beautiful work as always. I have showed hubby which of them he hopefully will go and order for my birthday here in 3 weeks he he he, so hope he got the hints ha ha ha

Karen said...

Good morning Sue,
This is lovely. That certainly is a big bow! I like the dies, the midnight ice glitter and the stick pins are a very pretty touch.
Lots of love, Karen x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ... Have a nice day and happy crafting ... x

dianeandchipps said...

Good morning everyone. Another amazing card Sue. I love the large bow, it certainly makes this stand out and would knock any it stood by out the park.
Pam, I dont do things by half lol. What didnt get broken in my foot was moved out of place, pretty nasty.
Hope you all have a great start to the week. xxxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again, love dies that give you choice to cut or leave in card and love the bow I try to make them but with my dodgy thumbs don't always look good so usually use a die cut one or use a bought one.
Did not get any crafting done over the weekend so will be getting card done today as it is her birthday on Wednesday cannot believe she will be 31 where did those years go and now she is a Mum of 2.
Gentle hugs to baby Leo hope your doing well and mummy is getting lots of cuddles, love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes and hope you have a lovely day.
Goodluck everyone for the draw
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x x

Anonymous said...

Yay, a gorgeous big bow, Sue - love it! Can't go too long without one. Nice card altogether and you've jogged me into using the midnight flakes;

'P' in Wales

Mary Blight, hope your scan goes well tomorrow and Hazel, poor you especially trying not to scratch!

Muriel Kelly said...

Good morning Sue

Love the card today particularly that beautiful BIG bow, the midnight snow and the dies. The Austria Collection keeps coming uup on your most elegant cards

I hope everyone has a nice bank holiday over there, good luck to everyone in the Xmas die draw later

Muriel x

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue & friends, A lovely card today, love the colours and the mixture of dies with the midnight snow and the big bow is gorgeous . Not a nice Bank Holiday Monday at all! Off to Grange Over Sanda this morning and then on to Cartmel for the racing, looks as though we are going to need an umbrella though. Managed to get into my craft room late yesterday, I was suffering withdrawal symptoms, we have been decorating for about three weeks and are almost finished now, just waiting for carpet to be laid and Suite to be delivered (Wednesday). But played around with some of my new Christmas dies they are absolutely gorgeous. Have a great day everyone. Linda.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love your new dies love the big bow not done a big bow in a while thank you tracy w x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, I love this card with its humungous( hope thats spelt right) bow. The midnight snow adds that extra bit of bling. Just gorgeous lol lynne m x x x

Haven't commented for a few days as holed up in craft room busy with card making and also blasted internet down.

Cully has decided that rabbits are no longer fun to chase so she now has her eyes on bigger toys!!!!! We spent ages on Friday getting the little madam to leave off chasing after a large group of deer we came across in the forest. Tilly whined constantly but refused to join in the chase, I think it was too much effort for Tilly she was content to let her sister do all the work. After that excitement they were more than happy to come home and crash out for a while. Nothing keeps my divas down for long so before you could blink they were in my craftroom with their noses into everything. A few diecuts went missing, hunted high and low for them convinced that I had put them on the small table next to my work desk. Well gremlins!!! ( sure it was Tilly) had moved them to the lawn in the back garden all chewed up. Typical I couldn't find another piece of the same coloured card so had to change the colour scheme of the whole card. I swear I heard Tilly chuckling, little diva that she is. Well its tipping down here so for the first time in awhile no trip to the forest. Hubby will take poochies out for walk as soon as it stops cuz as the pampered princesses they are they do not do rain!!!

Lindsay - so pleased your daughter and horse are ok lol to you
Alison - hope your Aunt is ok soon.

To all my wonderful friends here on this special blog hope today is good no matter what the weather is like

Lol and cuddles lynne & mighty menaces x x x x

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
nice to see the return of the bow as I love bows on cards(and presents) ha
lovely card as always. x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue oh this is my kind of card I love the design and the colour you have used. And it's nice to see a big bow I put big bows on everything. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A lovely card today with a gorgeous big bow. Shame about the ribbon not being made as the colour is lovely.
Had a very busy day yesterday on my feet a lot as I had visitors for lunch and I did a lot of cooking, so as the weather is grey and miserable I am going to relax and get into my craft room today.
I will be checking back later, so good luck to everyone.
I hope everyone has a great Bank Holiday however you spend it.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a very dull/grey and decidedly cold morning here.
What a gift to start the working week! BIG BOWS to the front! I really love the format and colours for today's gift and there's just enough black showing for me. It's annoying isn't it when you find an article in a particular colour that you really like only to be told when you go back to purchase more that 'oh it was only a sample and they decided against it'.

Sandra - hope you arrived home safe and sound and not too fatigued. I know you have medical apptments this week so take care.

Steph - hope everything went well yesterday at market and that you didn't shed loads of tears all over the wedding photos.

Well we managed to get to the last vide grenier of the season in a local village. It had a good turn out in stalls and yes we were the last of the big spenders again. Mr E bought a small wooden box with glass fronted door. When I ask what it was for I was told well it's always good to have a small box for 'just in case' and it was only £2.50!
When he comes out with his 'just in case' quote it always takes me back to when I first started working in a school - one of the students was called Justin Casey and over the 25 years I have know Lord Yeardley; Roy Rodgers and Elizabeth Taylor.

Today is the start of our last week here for the summer so it will be all hands on deck. The summer cover is to be taken off the bed today and the duvet put back on as the nights are getting cold now. It will be a daily question of have you booked the ferry and hotel overnight stop? and of course the usual 'where do we get all this from to take back! ?

Hope everyone is feeling a little better and enjoying the last of the Bank Holiday. Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Beautiful card as always. I really love the midnight snow and the iced snow too for that matter I tend to get it everywhere tho. I'm not so keen on bows with ribbon as I can't seem to make them the way u do lol however I do love the paper ones that I can make with ur die range an I have several of those. These are better for me lol

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous creation and hooray the big bow is back lol. Happy bank holiday everyone, pouring with rain here today so crafting here I come.
Love Jan x x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one. I, for one, love a bow or two!

Annual garage clear out today! Don't know how it fills up like it does. If I an walk from one end to the other it will be a result!

Love to all xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love how your dies are so versatile (must have had a good designer lol). I bought the midnight snow at your demo day in Haverfordwest and it's so beautiful I've used it quite a lot. It's a pity that you couldn't get the ribbon but you have so many other colours that would fit the bill.
Marian Bull hope everything goes ok with Jack at the vets.
Sending hugs to all that are in pain
Hugs x
Heather T

Vick said...

Oh..........Just a massive wow!!! I love everything about this card, it looks so special, anyone would be happy to receive a card such as this, I love the dies used too, just very special! Hope you have a great day Sue, Hugs, Vick xxx

Anonymous said...

Another great card. Die looks great used like this, set off by the big bow.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Simply stunning, and I wish I could make the bows on my cards look as elegant, mine always look like the dog has had it!! LOL........
Good luck everyone for this afternoon.
Have a nice day.
Cameeli xx

doreenj said...

What a lovely card, Sue, any colour ribbon would be great though!!

Doreen x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and of course I just love your big bows! Love the dies too! Love Jean xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card lovely colour combo and a lovely big bow such pretty stick pins would love to make them.

Good Luck to all for the Christmas Dies draw later.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Pauline Norbury said...

Lovely card sue as usual xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous card, beautiful colour ribbon - such a pity it's not in production. Love the stick pins, I wish CE did a starter kit for beginners!
Sorry, forgot to say congratulations to yesterday's winners. Have a wonderful Bank Holiday Monday. Sue xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

Don't ever apologise for what you put on YOUR blog. Because that is what it is, yours! Your creation, your ideas and you do it day in and day out without complaint and there are not many bloggers and designers that do that!

Your cards are always full of unspiration and given with love to your fellow crafters to inspire creativity.

Today's beautiful card is no exception. The bow is lovely such a pretty colour but I love the pink that the manufacturer did produce in the end.

I also love how you have created today's card using the adhesive sheet and the covering you gave it. Very lovely indeed enjoy your day Sue whatever you do.

Crafy Hugs
Heather xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. It is a shame that colour didn't go into production it is very pretty and suits your card so well.
My last Design team post is on Sam Poole's blog today there are lots of ideas for how to use her Christmas stamps.
Good luck with the draw everyone.Enjoy the soggy bank holiday. Hugs Jackie

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card. I wish I could tie bows so they looked as good as yours. My small bows look fine but my large bows look awful.

Love, Roz.x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love the colour of the ribbon but todays bow is a bit on the big side for me.
Have a great day.
Ang x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well yes a big bow it is and looks so stunning to such a pretty card hugs sarah xx

Lilian said...

Hi All, very wet morning here in Cornwall. Very beautiful card, love the bow, at the moment am using your small bow dies, as they are so easy. Lilian

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today with one of your gorgeous big bows : )
Good luck in the Christmas die draw later today everyone.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra, Pat and all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card deserves such a big bold bow. Gorgeous colour shame it wasn't manufactured Enjoy the day x

Joan D said...

Just love all the colours in this one. Fabulous big big bow. Bigger the better in my opinion! What a pity the ribbon hasn't been manufactured. It's beautiful. I have so much ribbon I could start a shop,and I still but more! Can't have enough x x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card, love everything you have done on it.
Wow! That bow is beautiful, great colour pity they did not put it into production.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Happy Monday lovely ladies.
Mariane, do hope Jack is ok now (id ask for the contact number for out of hour's vet just in case you ever need it)
Janet... Oh how I LOATH the statement "just incase" I have a loft FULL of Mr L's just incase - 35yr's full of "just incase" with our move from Bham I was pleading, begging, to downsize the "just incase"..... I lost !
I almost had a panic attack thanks to your 'diva's' Lynn - read the sentance wrong, thought you meant a die had been found and chewed in the garden, phew, thank goodness it was a peice of die cut card (I know it was your last peice that colour, but heyho at least it stopped me panicing) LOL sorry xx
Made enough to cover the price of the table thanks to my real friends that asked, but I'll never be rich in new dies lets put it like that ! But Im rich in Particraft friends, that's all that matters.
Sue... Our BH gift is stunning, the use of dies show's their beauty tenfold (poor Maggie, I can hear the poor love hyperventilating from here) you have a lot to answer to Mrs W LOL, keep calm Maggie.
I must invest in some black snow its so pretty, I need your favourite to I think, well I can get into the craft room without guilt today to remake those that sold yesterday, as the weather is nasty mcfasty and too cold for me to leave the bungalow, so its craft craft craft BH Monday : )
Im so sorry that rushing around yesterday - HA rush, not since the 90's so thats a joke, but I forgot to congratulate the 3 winners, Im so sorry, enjoy your gift ladies. Will be keeping my fingers crossed that my lovely friends are named later today and win a beautiful new C die from our wonderful friend's new collection. Good Luck.
To those that are recovering, feeling blue or hurt so bad this morning, I send my love and caring gentle hugs, if I could take it for just one day I would.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. I lime the edges done with the midnight snow. What a statement bow. The colour is so nice. Pity they didnt make it. Thanks again for sharing Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours and gorgeous pin and colours. Love the colours but the bow does overshadow it for my taste x

TDQ Karen said...

What a stunning card, love th big bow too xx

Maria Illsley said...

Lovely card Sue and great colours xxx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi the card, but what a shame we can't buy that ribbon! Such a pretty shade of pink! Jo x

auscrafts said...

it's a very pretty card

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card and I love the big bow! Thanks for sharing.

hollyberry said...

A lovely card with a huge bow,I think that this one goes way past a large one-it's gorgeous
On this wet horrible day I'm secretly seeing the card as a birthday card to me-selfish I know but I need all the cheering up I can get.Why does it always rain on 25th August!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card again, love this Salzburg die, stick pin and of course the BIG bow.
Carol x

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue and love the colours.
I can't wait to see if I have won one of your dies so I will pop back later.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the die cuts and touch of sparkle from the midnight snow too.
Donna Jones

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love the bow
Never too big.
Nancyd xx

Jill Berg said...

Absolutely love this die collection - they are so beautifully detailed and elegant

Maggie said...

Good morning. And that is a big bow. I suppose once in a whie is not too bad. Otherwise it's a great card. Have a lovely bank holiday Monday everyone. xx Maggie (definitely better without a bow)

Marion said...

Hi Sue I must be the only one who dosnt like the big bow,sorry but it takes over the card for me.
but it wouldn't do for us all to be the same.
Marion H

hazel young said...

Lovely card the bow is gorgeous nice and big and a great colour xx hazel

lilygee said...

The card is beautiful but the bow is a trifle overwhelming - very nice ribbon though.
Lilygee x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, stunning card today, this die is so versatile. Shame about the ribbon, it looks a gorgeous colour. Will check back layer keeping my fingers crossed.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Mornign Sue,
Another beauty, love the bright bow, reminds me of all things summer.
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Chris Curry said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card. These dies are so versatile and mix and match so well. Thank you.xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today, and wow a big bow. I love the dies, and the stick pins. Such a stunning card.
Glad you had a nice day at the market Steph, and hope your hills are alive today Norah.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra.
Hugs to all in need of one today, and good luck to everyone in the die draw.

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,
A really simple yet very elegant card today, I have lots of lilac card but for some reason I've gone off that colour. Think I'm gonna try it with different coloured card . Definitely have to keep the big bow concept though, it just adds that little something extra!

Hugs Alice xx

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it's stunning the bow is lovely too thank you love to all xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love this style card - not sure the colours are my favourite though
Pat x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, but you know I don't like big bows, I see form the comments I'm not the only one.
Love the central image and the use of the midnight snow, just lovely.

gwen70 said...

WOW WOW WOW Sue, I love this card, glad to see the bow back, just beautiful

Suejimbel said...

Loving the bow Sue! I've been having withdrawal symptoms too! Can't wait for the draw results this pm, good luck to all x

Aspiring crafter said...

You and your bows Sue!
We can't have you having withdrawal symptoms , that would never do!!
Love these dies!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
First off ,i forgot to Congratulate yesterdays winners , so sorry i was in a rush as i was going out .... so well done winners .

A lovely card Sue ,i love the big bow and the pin is so complimentary .

It is so wet and miserable here today so will stay in and craft,
Good luck everyone for the draw later.
Take care
Elaine H X

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. The verdict is still out on the big bow.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, yes it is a big bow but actually it works with this card!! The composition of dies sits so well, love from Jackie D

Lacelady said...

Ooooh, what a treat, this card is absolutely finished to the nth degree with that super bow!

PS, I found some decorative card/plate stands in brass on ebay so I've got one coming to me now. A bit pricey, but I needed a treat.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Sue, this is so lovely, and the understated bow is something else!!
Hope everyone has as good a day as possible. xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely feminine card, love the colours of that ribbon, pity it never made it to manufacture. Love your big bows and stick pins, not forgetting the beautiful dies. Good luck to everyone for the die draw later. Bx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card as always. Such a shame that they didn't produce this colour ribbon, I'm sure it would have been a big seller. Have a great bank holiday. xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
WOW what a bow!
The bow really makes the card, who wouldn't want this card sent to them it would be so special.
Lorna D

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, I love today's card - pity the ribbon has not been produced - love the colour!
Janette xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes,
Sue, as if we would ask about anything that wasn't on the market yet( can you see the wee halo above my head). What a lovely card today and you are right about the ribbon but i think i might have the solution(literally) for that. Some Isopropyl Alcohol and a know the refill inks that you get for the alcohol pens, well mix a few drops of that with the long word into a wee squirty bottle and you can make whatever shade of the colour you like, squirt it onto white ribbon changing it to the colour(dry it off with your heat gun in between until you get your colour)and you can get 500ml bottles not to badly priced. It might help you with other colours of card that you have and want the ribbon to match. Right that's the brain went back to sleep again, as it gets tired when it has to do some work.
Now Hazel, you can do children things without having to want their illnesses as well you know.LOL. Sorry that you are down with measels as it can be so itchy and sore. Try not to itch them if you can, i know that it is difficult. I try putting socks on your hands to at least cut down the damage you do.
Oh Lindsay flower, your poor daughter, i do hope she is alright and the horse is none too bad for it's part either. I know that falling off a horse is something that happens, but it's a long way down from up there when sitting on it. Can i send her gentle hugs as i don't want to inflict more damage than she has already.
Steph, i had hoped that you did well yesterday and are not too badly drained for today. Have a rest today or not especially if it is good crafting weather and recover from yesterdays marathon with a ((hug)).
Marion, I have a chocolate lab Tia, and she has been taking these fits for the past few years. Our vet told us unless she was taking a few a week then it was best to leave her alone without medication. Sometimes it takes her 20-30 mins before she comes back to us as she can't walk, prone on the floor, and it's as if she can't hear us. She also discharges whatever she needs to from her back end. I get a wet cloth and wash down her face trying to keep her cool because i just don't know what else to do to help her. We have noticed that it happens more when it is warm days and she decides to sunbathe. I keep telling her that her tan will not get any better than what it is, but she stills like to be out and trying for that tan. I think she is too much influenced by our daughter Kirsten who loves the sun. Let me know what the vet says please as it would be interesting to see if anything can be done to help.
Hey Lynne,my brother Jim when we started our first primary at 4 1/2 he picked the biggest lad in the school and thumped him. Now to let you understand Jim was always a head and shoulders shorter than me and because he was more Tiny Jim than anything else he was fed up being laughed at because of his height, so when we started school he decided to let the whole school know not to take the mickey out of him by thumping the biggest he reckoned that the rest would stay clear and they did. So Cully just thinks the bigger they are the harder they will fall. Jim only became taller than me when we turned 20 and the Friday before his last day on earth he became 5'4". It was strange my big brother (cos he was the oldest by 46mins) being actually bigger than me after all those years.
end of part 1

Norah McPhee said...

Part 2
Welcome home Sandra, i hope that you had a lovely holiday with the girls and hubby and feel at least a wee bit better and more revived by your break away.
Well going to meet my friend Di in at Stirling and after the day i had yesterday it will be very therapeutic as it is a wonder my DD is still breathing, little madam that she is and her father is just as bad because he doesn't see why she should have to do anything in the house because she works fulltime. 3 days 12 1/2hr shifts, but i forgot when i worked 4 on 4 off of 13hr shifts and still kept a home, had meals organized, washing done and ironed and put away that that is different. I don't work so i should be doing everything, completely ignoring the fact that i don't work because i can't and through him, the doctor and works Occ Health they managed to get me retired off as useless. OOOOOh sometimes i could scream, but it just makes me so much more tired.
See you tomorrow everyone with hugs to all the Wilsonettes, baby Leo and Robbie,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Costa de Glenochil) because it is so lovely today here with the hills showing off every cervice of beauty.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. Lovely dies and the bow is stunning and finishes it off perfectly with your fancy stick pins. Good luck to everyone for the draw later today :-) Hugs to all xxx

Linda Graham said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card very elegant,the ribbon is such a lovely colour pity it was not produced im sure it would have been a best seller like the other colours, thank you for sharing your creations once again Sue,regards Linda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. Just love the colours especially the ribbon. Still the card would look good in other colours as well.
Take care,
Evis McCarthy.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, love the big bow.
I was like June and could not work out how you put so many beads on your stick pins, the ones I got from Creative Expressions are a lot shorter and thicker. Thanks Pam for the info about JS and her stick pins, will give them a try. Take care everyone, good luck for later on today, Jess x

Annie said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes x
How good to see a SW Bow again! Lovely card as always!
Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Glad to see you back Sue with your signature big bow! lol. The card is wonderful and love how you make your stick you think creative expressions will bring out kits for us to make our stick pins? Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Maxine said...

Stunning card Sue I love the bow

Wendy L said...

Love this one, my fave colour too. Hope I,m lucky today, Poinsettias Lucky, xxx

Crafty Granny said...

Beautiful card as always Sue! Good luck to everyone for today! Xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

WOW!!! Usually like simplicity and Bows aren't my thing but love this one.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a beautiful card and such a magnificent bow I was getting worried Sue I thought something was seriously wrong as your bows have been in short supply! lol

Pleased you had a good day Steph how many tissues did you get through looking at all those stunning wedding pictures?

Welcome home Sandra hope the journey home was not too bad for you, take it easy and recover.

Lindsay so pleased your daughter is safe please give her a hug from me.

Good luck everyone in the draw later, and many thanks to Sue for being so generous.

Hugs to all especially Pam and brave Robbie, Lindsay, Steph, Yorkielass, Lynda, Sandra, Lynne, Tina and Sue

Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very pretty card and I just love the colour of the bow and the bling - any girlie girl would love this one. Good luck to us all today - I will be out but look forward to finding the results later tonight. Best wishes

ellyscard creatief said...

Very pretty and elegant card.
Gr Elly

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love black and white so elegant. love Jean Z xxx

nannapat said...

The beautiful die does all the work on this card, it makes a stunning centrepiece. Your big bow is lush, what a shame that colour didn't go into production. Pat x

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

I love the ribbon!! Shame we cannot get it :-( none the less a stunning card yet again. Love to try it out different colour ribbon of-course lol.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty Whenever I think about adding a bow it looks wrong and out if place! Just about getting my head around using you bow dies on occasions!

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue. Really like this one, however the bows a bit to big for me so I would probably do a smaller one.
Regards Zena x

Sheila Lampard said...

Beautiful Sue - love the pink bow shame they didn't make it!
Sheila x

Laura O said...

great card again Sue ,internet not working for last two days ,have missed my blogging ,[back for some fix ]Laura O

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - lovely card for a lovely sunny day today! About time, as we've had a miserable August so far in the Highlands!!! That ribbon colour is just beautiful - maybe the company will reconsider and start producing it? Thanks, Susan x

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the pink really sets it off.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl

weefortune said...

Hi Sue

A beautfiul big bow, feel like all is right with the world, love the bows. Elaine x

TOB said...

I just love it when dies are used without the outer edge, Loooooove that ribbon what a gorgeous colour.
Its pouring down here today, Emma had a diversion going to Heathrow as they have closed a part of the M4 ready for the NATO summit. Wales is looking like a metal jungle, 15 miles of the most horrific metal fencing you could find all down the side of 1 of the motorways, the same fencing is going up around Cardiff Castle our poor tourists will think Wales is awful. Talk about over the top.We don't do that for the Queen. Well anyway hopefully Emma is tucked up in bed now having a good sleep.
I was devastated to discover that Michaels don't sell Sue's dies as I had given Emma my list. She did say she would see if she could find a craft shop with sues dies in,but hopefully I'll win a little something today everything is crossed. Good luck to everyone .
I wish we could all win.Steph hope you had a massive sell out yesterday, and I hope your daughter and hubby have a great honeymoon. Hugs to all those in pain,or who are suffering sadness or just feeling a little down, I'd take some from you if I could. Love Theresa xx

Fiona Young said...

I love bows most if the time, and this one looks great on your card. Very pretty Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a shame the manufacturers didn't go ahead with this ribbon it's beautiful. Love the die on this card too.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is simply stunning. Beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.

Kate's Cards said...

Just love your opulent big bow cards Sue. xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love the card, your bows always look fab, love all your new dies crafty hugs Julie xx
Hope you don't mind me putting this xxx

its mine and lee,s wedding anniversary today 24 years,
and they said it wouldn't last lol

How do you say thank you to someone for giving up there life and dreams to look after you,
I just want to say a big thank you to him for looking after me 24/7 for the last 10 years, I know it hasn't been easy for him, some men would of run a mile, 3 kids and a disabled wife,
You are my soul mate and your my best friend, I love you to the moon and back lee and always will love Julie xxxxx

party next year cos that's a big one Silver

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, great to see the return of your big bow! Hugs Carole Z X

lindyloo12 said...

Hi, I love the clean lines of this card, and the big bow, and the colours are beautiful together.

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card today and lovely to see your big bows back. Shame that this colour wasn't put into production, they would have sold loads after your blog today.

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful card!

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, stunning card. Ticks all the boxes for me. King regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, love the elements in this one. They are perfect together lol Gill P G x

Looney Laura said...

Beautiful creation yet again tfs.

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue I love your big bows but never can quite make mine like yours always look wrong. Never mind will keep trying to get the knack.
Good luck to everyone for this afternoons draw I know I have everything crossed.

Susi Mortimer said...

Super duper card yet again Sue!.
Love the colours shame about the ribbon, as it such a lovely colour.
Hope everyone is having a nice Bank Holiday, even though it is raining and a bit colder. Susi x

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card, I cant make my mind up about the bow, I love bows but I think this might be a bit too big for me...congratulations to the winners of this weeks giveaway. and good luck to everyone for later on.....Yvonne xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,lovely card,love the Black Snow,and love the Bow.
Waiting for the results of the draw,good luck everyone.

Vie Carter said...

Hi Sue, love the bow and stick pins

the card is great, missed your lovely big bows


CraftyJo said...

"Big bow withdrawal has now been averted! LOL "

I was actually coping quite well myself ;)

The card is lovely but would be better without.......... LOL

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card love the bow.

Gail said...

Another winner and what a shame they didn't put this colour ribbon into production - a little bit of a different colour xx GailT xx

Karen Drew said...

Very pretty card. You can never go wrong with a big bow!!!
Karen xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I've made it today been missing in action!
Beautiful card and a beautiful big bow to finish it all off.
I love the colours and the way you have used the dies.
I loved yesterday's buckle card too! I will definitely try that one.
Hoping to be able to craft later today as I can't do much else! Kitchen work began in earnest at 8 am! By 9 30am entire kitchen and tiles all ripped out! Will just have to go with the flow - but my husband is stressed already! He does not like a mess.
Have not been able to read all the posts but will try later.
Always read Pam's as she is first! So pleased Pam about Robbie's good news. Hope the physio is going well for you too.
Steph - you weren't feeling so well last week but I'm glad you were able to go your Craft Fair and sell your lovely cards. Hope you enjoyed seeing wedding photos and that your daughter and hubby have a lovely honeymoon. Take care.
Sandra - welcome home - hope you've had a lovely holiday. We've missed you!
Norah - have a lovely time with your friend. I'm not ill - not even unwell and for that I should be thankful - but I am a bit stressed today and you always cheer me up and help put things in perspective. You are a special lady! In all the hubbub this morning my husband's slippers went missing - well you would have thought they were the crown jewels! Such a manhunt! Found in garage - no idea how they got there. Lol!
Julie Laz and Lee - Happy Anniversary! Lee what a tribute! Have a lovely day.
Everyone else - hope you have a good day.
Diane and chips - ouch ! You take care - hope you get home soon.
Janet - glad you didn't overspend yesterday! We've all enjoyed your time in France with you. We even had the pastries - ours were slimming ones! Lol
Love Myra
Ps. Lindsay pleased daughter and horse are ok!

Tres said...

Hi Sue.
Sorry I have not posted for a couple of days. Since our Canadian family has gone back to Canada I have been a bit down. It was amazing, they are such wonderful people and have been so accepting of us even though two of my Aunts and one Uncle never knew we even existed until about four years ago. It has been hard for them as their father ( my Grandad ) never told them that they had a brother and a sister in England. I miss them all so very much and there are many relatives still in Canada that I have not even met yet. x x x

Well I have, of course, still been checking in to your blog every day Sue. Today's card is gorgeous. I love how you have mixed and matched three of your different shaped die sets together. They all work perfectly together, really beautiful. I love the colours you have used to. Your great big bow is fab and just like you Sue, I have missed them !! It is such a shame that the pink / lilac shade of ribbon is not available to buy. It goes so well with that shade of card. I love your stick pins to. Thanks for sharing this card, it is beautiful.
I loved yesterday's buckle card. Very Classy and Elegant. Your Tapestry background embossing folder is one of my favourites and I use your Californian Dies all the time. They are such a lovely shape. I think buckle cards are great cards to make for the men in our lives.
I will check back later to see the results of the drawing for the dies. Wishing everyone lots of luck for that !! Thank you for everything you do for us Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs today love Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of yesterday's winners.

Julie Laz, Sending Congratulations to you and Lee on your Wedding Anniversary. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the wonderful Wilsonettes today love Tres x x x

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. Love the huge bow.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! This is gorgeous Sue! I love the beautiful dies....which I have....whoo hoo! That bow is gorgeous! I'll have to do some trial and errors til I get it right as the old fingers have a completely different idea to my hands! Lol! I love the stick pins and also the "shadow" technique. I'll give that a go thinks I'm going to be a bit busy! It's just truly stunning Sue and a bit of a shame that they didn't bring that colour into production. They would be going from strength to strength now with our Wilsonettes at the ready! "Thank you Sue" for this stunning card. Sending love and hugs to you and your family xx Sending love and hugs too to our Wilsonettes who need one today xx Take care everyone and "Good luck" to you all! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Oops! I meant to say my fingers have a different idea to my! xx

Barbara said...

Have always loved your large bows and have missed seeing them recently, glad they are back!
The new Austrian dies are so pretty and I love how they all mix and match perfectly. I have always used dies as cutting out and had never thought of leaving them in as you do. I now look at all dies totally differently now thanks to you Sue.
Good luck to everyone in the draw, wish we all could win!!!!!!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card, so pretty, with that bow as well. Will check back later, good luck everyone!

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card. Pity about the ribbon as I quite like the colour.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Having Internet problems today either that or it's my clumsy fingers. Last quite long message I posted has disappeared into cyberspace that was about an hour ago, Okay let's try again.............. Really gorgeous card today, as T0B said, I to love it when you use your dies without the outer edge, but it's also lovely that we have choices, which gives us brilliant value from our dies. The ribbon and bow are lovely.
I have coloured white ribbon with my pro markers to match the colour of a card and been very pleased with the results.
Wishing everyone good luck in the Christmas die draw.
Hope you Sue and everyone are having a good Bank holiday Monday, love Brenda xxx

Mary B, Hope all goes well with your scan on Tuesday and you can get relief from that pain, thinking of you.

Norah, Is it today Rory starts college? hope all goes well for him.

Steph, Hope you're not too exhausted after the market yesterday, also that you enjoyed looking at the wedding photographs and reliving that wonderful day.

Sandra, Missed you, hope you all had a wonderful holiday and have returned home feeling refreshed.

Julie and Lee, CONGRATULATIONS wishing you a very very happy anniversary.

June said...

Pam tried Joanna Sheen but out of stock, is there anyway of finding out what size the spacers are that Sue uses for her pins, it is not easy to guess, could they be 2mm 3mm 4mm, I am not worried about the hole in the middle because I can use a bead reamer to make them bigger. Thanks for your help Pam- June Smith xx

Susan Elwood said...

You make such lovely bows. Mine never seem to be right. Sue :-)

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue
Yes indeed, that really is a big bow. It draws your eye to it. I love the crushed ribbon you used and the hat pins really add extra class to it. Another winner! As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Julie and Lee. What a wonderful relationship you share.
We renewed our vowes on our Silver anniversary to celebrate our strong relationship that had survived 9 miscarriages, many 'unlucky' conditions and hospital stays, my way of 'thanking' Mr L for his love and strength, and devotion. So I congratulate you both and look forward to your next year together. Hip hip hoorah xx
Lancashire Steph xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, loving the big bow, shame that the colour is not being manufactured. The Austrian dies are so gorgeous, your stick pins are lush. Thank you for your inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs to you and your Mom.
Pam hope you are feeling less stiff, hugs to you and Robbie.
Lindsay glad that your daughter and her horse are safe after their frightening experience.
Julie and Lee Happy 24th Wedding Anniversary, Lee what a tribute.
Alison big gentle hugs to you and your Aunt, hope hospital news is good for her.
Hazel hope the itching is easing, gentle hugs.
Mary Blight will be thinking of you on Tuesday, hope all goes well.
Steph glad that the market went well, and that you had a happy walk down memory lane with your daughter and her husband. Hope that they have a wonderful honeymoon. You made me smile today, gentle hugs.
Lynne M welcome back, your diva story made me and Lynn smile, hugs to you all.
Myra P please don't be stressed, take a deep breath and count to ten, hope the work is going smoothly, it will be finished before you know.
Janet happy packing, have loved your stories and feel as though I have travelled with you.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Norah and Rory, Jean D, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Wheely Bad, Sandra, Mrs B, Myra P, Maureen K, Helen K, Brenda L, Tres, Pat S, Maria A, Angela W, Dianeandchips and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Paula said...

Love this card Sue, and adore that big bow! I don't use bows much but seeing this one of yours perhaps I should use them more often!

Paula x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Just had to say Many Congratulations to Julie and Lee
a wonderful achievement. I hope you both enjoy this your special day, a day to treasure for you both.
God bless
Margaret x

Barbara said...

Congratulations to JULIE and LEE on their anniversary!

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

There's always room for a big bow and today's card displays this beautifully. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, the card looks a muddy cream on my screen, only the close-up of the HUGE bow shows the lovely true colours. I love the way you mix and match your dies, I wish I could think out of the box the way you do.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to Julie & Lee. So many people seem to give up far too quickly these days instead of trying to work things out. It is heart-warming to see so many on here who celebrate all of those milestone anniversaries.

Back again later to congratulate the winners :-)


Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, this card is just beautiful. I love this die and the mixture of colours you have used. Beryl xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and lovely blog friends

Beautiful card today Sue, Love the big bow, and the colour.

Lyndsay, So pleased your daughter and her horse are OK

Pam hugs to you & Robbie XX

gentle baby hugs for Leo XX

Hugs to Steph, Margaret, Norah & Rory, Yorkielass & Lynda.

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Tina Eldridge said...

Me again,

Forgot to congratulate the winners yesterday, and good luck everyone for today.

Kind Regards :-)

Tina XX

Pinky said...

Hi Sue

I LOVE your Big Bows!!! Bring 'em on!

Vicki x

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue. Wow. This makes a statement,lol. Just love it. Reminds me of marshmallows!! Have a good week. Hugs. Jan. xx



terrie said...

Wow such a beautiful card...
I like the very large bow that you added...
Well done Sue

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! What a fabulous
Card today.It's amazing me how all the dies seem to work together so well.Vienna and Salzburg are beautiful and the big bow,I can't make them like that,is perfect.
A very wet and chilly day today so liked to stayed in bed but had to take my stepson to the station,he's going back to B.mouth after visiting us a few days.Managed to make a few cards yesterday but today the mojo gone again :( Don't like feeling like this.....
Happy anniversary Lynne and Lee,have a lovely day together.
Lyndsey-glad your daughter is alright.
Janet-have a safe trip to "home", we will miss your pastry's maybe you got a caffee to visit at"home"you can tell us about.
Watch out with Cully so she don't be kicked by the deers.One of my sisters dog was attacked by a warthog the other day and she said it had been horrendous,the dog is fine but hopefully will leave them alone in the future.
Congrats to all the winners yesterday.Loved the buckle card by the way,it looked quite brown for me too but still very nice. will try to find some help on-line how to easier cut out the mosaic poinsettia die,still have problems,no idea what I'm doing wrong.
Hugs to all wilsonettes,good luck for later!
Hugs Maria x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, gorgeous die cuts, beautiful midnight snow (I adore this), stunning bow and stickpins.
Good Luck to everyone for the draw !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hotpotato said...

A classic Sue card.

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. This is a stunning card. Loving the way all the dies work togeather. The big bow is beautiful a shame they didn't make that colour ribbon as it's a lovely girly colour and your stick pins are always beautiful.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty Card .. xx

Sandy Hoy said...

Absolutely LOVE this card! The dies used, the colors...Sue this one is really special! Love the bow.
To the winners, congrats and enjoy the fun! Good luck to everyone today!

Seize the day...

Anonymous said...

I have not maid many comments as did not quite no how to do it but will try again by using anon. I have followed your blog for a couple of years now way back when you had a les then a hundred viewers now look at it but you are great sue and very rarely do I see a card iam not keen on pleas keep up the good work sue your family must be very proud of you love and hugs stella x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, lovely card with a spectacular bow! Great inspiration - thank you!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jane Franklin said...

There is so much to like about this card, fab. Have had a go at making the stick pins with some of my jewellery stash, not bad thanks for the ideas Sue. Congrats to Julie and Lee and good luck to all. Luv jax

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Gorgeous card today. Love that big bow and the color is so so pretty, sad they didnt follow thru with it.
Fingers crossed for later.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Very pretty card, I was wondering what had happened to your big bows.
I like this one with its crystal sparkler!

Sharon gloucester said...

Love this card, interchanging the different dies and not always using the cutting-edges - great ideas! The more I look at your cards Sue, the more inspiration I get. Thanks.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone Beautiful card today and I love the big bow! A great way to cheer up a wet and dreary day. Gx

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes A stunning card Sue I love all the dies used I love that bow gorgeous colour ribbon the whole card is. Stunning. Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Stella keep blogging & commenting Sue is our mentor the more Wilsonetts the better welcome back Hugs Lynda xx

Camille good choice for your day out I love Sherborne we go camping in Dorset most holidays it's our favourite destination. Hope it lifted your spirits Gentle hugs Lynda xx

Dianeandchipps fingers crossed for your escape from the care home Friday Hugs Lynda xx

Lindsay so glad your daughter & horse are ok give them both a Hug & of course you too love Lynda xx

Wheely Bad please take care & rest hope you feel a little better today love & Hugs Lynda xx

Mary Blight hope all goes well for you Tuesday Ooo sounds very painful Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Hazel hope your measles are not too itchy & sore try not to itch Gentle hugs Lynda xx

Tob Theresa hope Emma is all settled in her hotel & she finds plenty of crafty goodies for you but most of all she has a fabulous time Hugs Lynda xx

Steph Hope you had good market & sold lots of cards. Then spending quality time with your daughter & her hubby with lovely memories looking at all her wedding photo's .hope your resting up today Hugs Lynda xx

Julie & Lee congratulation on your 24th anniversary have a lovely day love & Hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to all the above & Sandra Pam & Robbie Tina Tandy Tres Yorkilass Margaret corgi owner Magpie Jean D Gail C Nanna Tina Mrs B Myra P Janet Ecco,Lynne M & little Divas Ita Helen K Pauline A love & hugs Lynda xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
It's a shame they didn't put the ribbon into production as it's very pretty.The card is the colour combo.

Lindsay Martin said...

Sue this card is beautiful, love the colours a shame this ribbon was not put into production,
Congratulations to all the due winners especially Steph, Myra and Margaret corgi owner,
Steph, well done for covering your expenses, it's always a plus when that happens and now you have a lovely new die to play with.
Jackie hope your last week goes well for you and you big manage to get a last pastry.
Pam, hope your leg is not feeling so sore and your physio is going ok.
Lynne, those naughty girls steeling that die cut, they are so gorgeous.
Well had better get on, thank you also much for the wishes to my daughter, her stomach is painful today, so I'm trying to get her to see the dr tomorrow, but it's like hi pitting my head against a brick wall getting her to do something she doesn't want to!
Love and hugs to all, especially Pam, Norah, Cameeli, Margaret, Lynne, Linda, Maria, Tres, TOB, Tina, Jackie, June, Julie and Lee (happy anniversary) Myra, wheelybad, mrs B and Mrs Duck xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
That certainly is a big bow! I usually like them, but I think it's a bit too big , it almost overpowers the card. I do love the colour of the ribbon though - shame they didn't go on to manufacture it.
Thank you to all of those lovely people who wished my aunt well - I've told her and she was tickled pink that people would do that! It made her day, so thank you again. Lindsay, pleased your daughter was ok. Lynne, your stories continue to make me chuckle - they really are little divas! Happy anniversary to Julie and Lee. Wheely hope you're feeling better today - please take care. Hazel, sorry to hear you have measles, hope you recover quickly. Love to everyone who is feeling down or unwell and sending hugs to all of the lovely Wilsonettes. Thanks again, love Alison xxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today and what a great colour. Shamr they didn't make that colour ribbon - you will have to show them the comments saying everyone loves it! Loving the midnight snow too must have a play with that. Have a great day love Diane G xxx
Hazel poor you measles is nasty a bag of frozen peas in a tea towel can sooth the itching sometimes. Take care xxx
Can't believe we are on holiday and it's not raining ! Very unusual for us! We have walked miles today into and around aberdeen - loving it so far. Craft shop is rather a way out so I don't think I shall make it there this time but I hope we shall come back xxx

Christine said...

Stunning lovely combo of colours very pretty big bow ..

smiles Christine x

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I love the big bows but often don't do them because of posting, that sounds so mean, but I didn't mean it that way , where we stay it's more difficult when they are thicker and have to be weighed etc. at the post office , than just popping them in the box.
Happy Anniversary to Julie and Lee!
Haven't managed to be on the past few days so must try and catch up with what everyone has been up to.
Hugs to all xo

craftynanna said...

yippee a bow card, gorgeous and what a shame we cannot buy the ribbon, it's such a lovely shade and i too love big bows , i have so much narrow ribbon i could do with a sue tutorial what to do with it, love to all J

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue, love the big bow, goes great with this card.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Hazel said...

A. Beautiful card Sue, just love it. Hazel xx

Diane glad you are enjoying Aberdeen, yes craft shop is a good bit out. Hazel xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I think the bow is just a little too big (my opinion) but it's still lovely and your pins are pretty.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, I love the great big bow and agree that this colour should have been released. I'm afraid I am a 'buy it in white and colour it' as I brought lots of ribbon in the early days and ended up using my alcohol pens to make it match my projects anyway! I love the die cut in the card and looking forward to doing this asap. I will be getting some stick pins to as jewellery pins aren't all that big!

Lindsay, I'm glad your daughter and the horse are ok, you must've been so worried x

Get well soon Hazel, healing hugs xxx

Mary Blight, will be thinking of you tomorrow, hugs and good luck xxx

Julie Laz and hubby, a very happy anniversary and hugs to both of you x

Marion B, I hope the vet can be of help. Must of been a horrible experience for you and Jack, hugs to you both x

Steph, glad you covered your expenses and congratulations on winning a new set of dies, enjoy!

Congratulations to all the winners- enjoy!!!

I have been resting and although it took a good 4 hours to un-stiffen after getting out of bed today I now feel better than I have done for a few days. Back in the manual chair yesterday evening as I thought I'd given the left hand a good enough rest. It doesn't hurt to push while wearing the brace which is really great. Mr W has been letting me rest and Alex is here tomorrow so I will have another day with someone here during the day. Hopefully then I'd have had enough of a rest and will manage while Mr W is at work the rest of the week. Roof nearly done so Billy will be happier too!

That's me for today, sending special hugs to Sue, Pam and Robbie, baby Leo and his family, Lynda, Alison, Lindsay, Theresa, Julie, Myra, Maria,Norah, Yorkielass June, Janet Ecco and anyone I forgot. Healing and soothing hugs to those in any sort of pain , ill or healing and big crafty hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere. You all make my life a happier, more fulfilled place.

Happy crafting

T xxx

Barb B said...

I love the way you did the cutout with the die. I could see changing this card for Christmas theme. Thank you for your beautiful design.

Denise Hancock said...

Beautiful card love the lilac
Denise X

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

I love this one and the bow is beautiful.
Congratulations to the die winners.

June x

Glennis said...

very pretty - the bow is certainly 'big'

Janice K said...

A stunning card, love the bow!x

janet said...

Oh what a lovely card. I really like this one -and I think I've got the ingredients too!! I've bought some 'bow stuff' and haven't used it you, so now I can put it to good use.
Just looked- I won a die!!!!!!! Thanks so much. Off to mail you.
Hugs Janet

Anonymous said...

Julie and Lee - Happy Anniversary! Lovely words from you to Lee, Julie, hope you've had a nice day.
Marion - hope Jack is okay - keep us posted please.

'P' in Wales

Pam said...

Happy anniversary Julie & Lee. Julie that wonderful husband looks after you as every time he looks at you he will see the beautiful girl he married is still there. Be happy both of you and many more years together.
Good luck for tomorrow Mary Blight xxx

Theresa Pace said...

classic Sue Wilson. lovely card. on mine it looks ivory but it works really well in this colour combo too xx

Cazzie D said...

What a stunning card Sue. I adore that Midnight Snow. Lush! Caz x

Jean Bullock said...

This is a lovely card. The bow is so pretty and the stickpins are gorgeous.

Sandy H said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love the pink bow and fabulous stick pins.

America said...

WOW! What fabulous contrasting of the black showing through the beautiful cuts! And that yummy large bow topped with those fab pins is so pretty! You have such a way with detailing. GORGEOUS, Gorgeous work!

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous bow, gorgeous dies, gorgeous colour combo. Right up my street. Did I mention that it's gorgeous?

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