Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Dotted Daisy

Hi bloggers!  This one is not my usual type of card, but it is a great one if you need a quick card or want to use of any leftover scraps of card.  I also show you how to achieve still another look with your Delicate Daisies dies (more versatility!)  It isn't too long so I hope you can take a few minutes to enjoy it.

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The finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now,Sue x


Pam said...

Hello Sue, stunning card, will watch video later.
To everyone that won the dies, big congrats. So many familiar names, just great.
Julie Laz, remember what I said, you will always be Lee's beautiful bride.
Steph, have you come back to earth yet, that die is one that I bought and it is fabulous, they all are but I love the poinsettias.
A story for Norah, as a child, growing up in a mining village, money was tight, I went for tea to a friends house. When I came home my mum asked what I had eaten and I said jam sandwiches. She said I wouldn't eat jam sandwiches but I said they were posh jam sandwiches as they had coconut on them. Still didn't eat jam sandwiches at home though .
Hugs to all, good luck to Mary Blight for today, Dianeandchips, behave yourself or you may not get out of "care" this week.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Lovely card today. Not your usual so surprised but as you say nice and quick for that unexpected occasion.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Eemeli said...

Oh, I was not expecting this kind of creation from you Sue but I gotta say
that I totally love it. Simplicity is fabulous and colors (or lack of them)
work very well. Beautiful and fits for so many different occasions.

Have a great day!


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Light and delicate today, lovely.

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it love it. What a gorgeous card Sue.xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue I love this card so very different . Fresh and clean.
Congratulations to all the winners yesterday especially "the well known ones" good to see familiar names on the list. Sue thank you for your generosity, given in many ways.

Love to you and your Mom
lorraine - scotland

Hazel said...

Sue. Today's card is simple but lovely - right up my street as they would say. Hazel xx

auscrafts said...

very different type of card but it's lovely

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

This card is really lovely. The type of card that comes out of my head. Lol.

Love, Roz.x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you beautiful card, I love the simplicity of it. The video is very good too.Another one for any occasion. Many congrats to all the winners yesterday. Take care Kitty.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh what a lovely quick card to make today, I have not tried that form of distressing so will definitely have a go. Aqua is one of my favourite colours so this card is right up my street and the black twine really looks elegant on it, then when I saw what you were doing to those lovely petals I thought 'oh no' until I saw the outcome and what a relief it looked so good, another one of those must try examples. Congratulations again to all the winners of the Christmas dies, I know you will all enjoy them. Have a great day today, stay safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely simple card in great colours, the flower is beautiful, one to keep in mind for all occasions.

Congratulations to all the winners too

Muriel x

Rosie said...

Definitely my type of card, though! Will 'video' later.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
I Love All Your Creations I Must Say I Don't Make Distressed Cards As I'm Not That Good At Them They Always Look A Mess When I Do Them! But This Is Fabulous I Love The Colours You've Used The Coconut White, The Fabulous Aqua And The Striking Black To Set It Off.
I Always Worry About Tearing Card I Know That Sounds Silly But I Don't Wish To Mess My Card Up, I Love The Snowcap Ink You Used Through Your Large Polka Dot Mask, When Using On Your Aqua Card.
Then I Love That You Used Again On Your White Card But This Time Using Aqua Ink, I Just Loved How You Created Your Flower From Your Finishing Touches Range I Just Adore These Flowers And I Love All The Fabulous Ways How You Share With Us Your Tips And Techniques To Get The Best From Our Dies.
Sue Thank You For A Fantastic Video, Fantastic Card, Thank You For Sharing, Thank You For You Kindness.
Sue On A Personal Note: Thank You For The Inspiration You Bring Each Day I Really Appreciate It Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. It has a bright and fresh look to it.

Francesca Batley

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!! What a pretty card, and the delicate daisy is just to "Die for" pardon the pun!! LOL.
Well its a grey start to the week, but I had a great time on the allotment on Sunday, to blow away the cobwebs and get back on track.

Have a nice day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Joan D said...

How lovely is this card? Stunning in its clean lines and simplicity xx

Vick said...

love the randomness & crisp clean look, hugs, Vick xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, very effective with the distressed edges. Great use of the daisy dies, shows how versatile they are. Bx

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, very different from you today and have to say - just love it! The aqua such a gentle colour and the black twine really defines the whole design. Really like those flower dies - more to wish for. Thanks for a great video.
Again, well done to all the winners including our Jan in Wales.

'P' in Wales

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card might not be a usual 'Sue' card but I like it a lot, will watch later as I have an appointment with the Orthopaedics today to see what they can do to help with the arthritis in my thumbs as the injections are not lasting.
I did not get card done yesterday as we had visitors so as soon as I get back from hospital I must get it done.
Sending belated happy anniversary wishes to Julie and Lee you have one lovely man, happy birthday to anyone with birthdays today.
Gentle hugs to baby Leo and to all I send love and big hugs.
Congratulations to the christmas die winners I wonder how long it will take Steph to come down from cloud nine it was lovely to see some regulars in the winners have fun playing ladies. Love and hugs
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x

Caroljsmith said...

What a different style for you sue but I love it so clean and fresh

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A very clean looking card, love the colour and the daisy especially. Will have to watch the video later though as have to take the car for it's MOT!!!
Congratulations to all the winners of Sue's wonderful Christmas dies, so nice to see so many regular blogger names, especially Lancs Steph and Margaret Corgi owner. Thanks again Sue for your generosity in giving away such wonderful prizes but we are all winners because you share your work with us every day. Belated Anniversary wishes and congratulations to Julie Laz and Lee. Sue xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful simply get well card love your designs and this blog thank you tracy w x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the design and the colour. It's so pretty so I'm off to watch the video now to see how you made it. So take care xx

Debs A xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I thoroughly enjoyed today's video it made me smile because when I first started card making I struggled to offset my layers. My mind kept telling me to keep them uniform I don't have that problem any more lol. I love what you did with the open flower die pure genius. Although a simple card to make it looks as if it took ages to do.
Hugs x
Heather T

Chang Alison said...

Hi sue, today's card is different form your usual ones but is still very pretty. Love especially the tattered background papers. Very unique. Thanks for the inspiration.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I really like this one. Its nice sometimes to do something a bit different. A nice easy one. Will watch later when I have some peace and quiet. Too many grandchildren here at the moment. Thanks again for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card-as you say, quite a different style but very nice. Could be used for any occasion.


carol edwards said...

Hi Sue I would just like to say thanks again for the wonderful opportunity to win a beautiful die from the festive range. Also to all the lovely ladies who offered congratulations. It all means so much to me. The Joy die is stunning and I will so enjoy using it.
Today's card is lovely , the colours are pretty as is the daisy. I am off to watch the video x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Now you have definitely taken me out of my comfort zone!
Distressing/scrunching paper and cutting into flower dies really had me on the edge of my seat.
I do have to say though that the finished gift is beautiful and looks so simple and clean and would suit one of the 'modern day' girls.
I shall have to take a deep breathe before having a go at today's gift and then remember to breath while doing it.

We have another very dull and rainy morning here so today I'm going to play with my new Christmas dies which arrived yesterday from JS before I have to start sorting out my crafting boxes/cards which have to travel back with me on Sunday.

Once again congratulations to all the very lucky winners. The dies look gorgeous.

Hope everyone is feeling a little better today. Keep warm and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue .. This is diffrent for you but very nice .. Have a great day hugs .. x
Lovely card... Colours my fav..

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, I love dots and I love daisies so this simple looking card is right up my street!

dianeandchipps said...

Well done to all the very lucky Christmas die winners. I guess we know what you will be using on your Christmas cards this year,lol.
Sue this may not be your usual style but it is equally as fantastic as everything else you make.
Pam I think they will be kicking me out before the weekend, they are more used to older people who dont question what they do. Not me I'm afraid!!! lol.
Happy crafting everyone xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very nice card.
Gr Elly

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card today, I like the simplicity of it and the daisy is so useful
Pat x

Maria Illsley said...

A different style of card but one I definitely like xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
A lovely simple card today. I have never been a fan of distressed edges or putting things on cards at a 'wonky' angle. I think it is the OCD in me, but I must say I really like this one, thank you.
Congratulations to everyone who won dies yesterday. I am lucky to have a few of them now and they are all wonderful.
A very grey day here, it rained all day and all night, we worried about flooding, but luckily everything looks ok..phew!
Have a good day everyone.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I love today's card. It's great to use up left-over pieces of card and I love daisies!

Hugs, Belinda. X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This might be different for you but I really do like everything about it. It has a fresh, modern look with a great clean colour scheme. Love it!
Tina hope you get some joy at hospital. Dianeandchips good for you and hope you do manage to get home soon. Daily hugs to Pam(&Robbie), Lynne, Lindsay, Steph,Norah,Maureen, Tres,Cameeli,Myra,Julie,Wheely Bad and everyone else that I've forgotten. Love Alison xxx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, that is so pretty! Congratulations to all the winners. Jo x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
No, not your usual but I just LOVE it.
Might have a go at something similar for my friends Birthday Card.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful, simple CAS card Sue. Will watch the video later.
Have a great day.
Ang x

val jones said...

WOW, this is a totally diferent card for you Sue but I love it. Very CAS.
Many congratulations to all the lucky winners yesterday.
Love Val x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, from a very wet Surrey. I love the simplicity of this card, the flower die can be used in so many ways -it is on the list.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a really beautiful card. I will watch the video later with my coffee. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
As you say not your usual style but stunning nonetheless, love your daisy dies, these are next on my list to buy.
Will watch video later.

Carol W said...

Hi Sue, I'm new to card making and love looking into your blog for inspiration.. This card I will most certainly have a crack at. Carol

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, will away to watch video now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Pretty card love the dotted mask background. I like the distressed edges on the card lovey the way you have off set them.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jane said...

Light and refreshing today's card, we all need a quick card.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is not your usual style but it is beautiful. The clean lines, fresh pastal colour way so different for you but it works. Will try this one later.
Congrats to all the prize winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue a very different card from you today but still stunning, I love it! Love Jean xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Loving this card Sue, love the colours and the simplicity of it -it still has your usual elegance! Will watch video later.
Congrats to all the die winners-way to go Lancashire Steph!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I love your choice of colours. The die cut flower is very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Cdteach said...

I love the stylish simplicity of this card and it's one that I could easily do with any of the stencils and dies in my collection. Thanks for the inspiration.


doreenj said...

Lovely chic card, Sue!! Sometimes you just need a lovely simple card,

Doreen x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Not your usual style of card , but even so very stylish , i will watch the video later with my coffee.

Well done to all the Die winners ,

Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Like you say a quick card but so effective, it is lovely!

Congratulations to all the winners of the dies. Sue the dies are outstanding, in my opinion they are the best dies for the 2014 festive season. I have purchased many of them and cannot wait to see more cards, they are trually a delight to work with so thank you so much.

Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning in its simplicity!

Congratulations to all winners. Great to see " regular" wilsonettes! Steph, bet you are still on cloud nine! Fab! Enjoy those dies look fantastic.

Hugs to all xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I like the simplicity of this card. xx

TOB said...

beautiful card, love that flower.
Congrats to all the winners again.
Hugs to all. Theresa x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this one. It may be a change of style for you but it is gorgeous. Love how you cut into the inner daisy die to change the look.
Congratulations again to all of the lucky winners : )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat and all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Love this card and the demo.

Very fresh uncomplicated. X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the touch of colour the polka dots bring, great distressing too.
Donna Jones

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooooh I love the delicate colours and torn papers, fabulous

Wendy L said...

Lovely card,xxxx

Anne Crawford said...

I Love the sweet simplicity of this card, there is something very uplifting about it, as usual , another great Video explaining everything so clearly, the daisy flower is gorgeous and as you say quite a quick card to make.
It's a beautiful morning here in Gairloch , so perfect for golf!
Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a great card to make and one which is so stylish in its simplicity. Look forward to watching your video a little later. Best wishes

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

I love your card this morning, it is simple and yet still very elegant.....off to watch the video

Congratulations to all the winners...

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, a nice and quick one as you say and very different from you, will watch video when I get back from the Gym
Carol x

gwen70 said...

Quick way to use the daisy, such a pretty flower, thanks Sue

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous so simple
yet stunning. Congratulations to all the die
Nancyd xx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,fresh and lovely colours, your video`s are such an inspiration as we can see how to make the card and who could ask for anything more than having you working along side us,thank you Linda x

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,
Really cute card, clean and simple.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Alice xx

darcydaydream said...

Ohh Sue does distressed....I love it.
And big congrats to all the die winners.
Take Care
Christine in Darcy...xx

Brooke b said...

Hi Sue love the card, simple and stunning. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Sue. Right up my street, as someone else has said. Congratulations to all the winners.

Anne (Northampton)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow a different style of card from you today and I love it. Simple and beautiful :-) Sorry I've no time to watch video - going down to Dorset with my son and parents. Very poor internet reception where we stay so I won't be able to comment again this week (unless of course the weathers really bad and we come home early!) Anyway have a great week and hugs to all xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Unusual card for you but still pretty.

Congrats to all the winners yesterday. So glad I recognized a lot of the names. Well done.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, A lovely Daisy
as a highlight on this card. I have already watched this video and I will have to practise the way you have distressed the card edges. Beryl xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Shabby chic, love it.
Lorna D

Julie Kay said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely fresh clean card. At work a the moment but will watch the video this evening. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

It's a lovely fresh card and the daisy is really pretty.

Hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

sued99 said...

Lovely card and the colours are light and pretty.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue I bet you had fun doing this one love it thank you love to all xxxxx. June x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A very different card from you today. It's a more laid back style. Very simple but it works. The black twine really sets it off. Will watch the video later but ax it's raining I might be able to catch up with these at last. Plenty if sorting to do before we go away. Making sure that the shorts etc still fit, as I seem to have spread a little bit this year. Good job most of my stuff has elastic acted waists.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Christmas Dies. Good to see some regulars have won. Steph are you down from cloud nine yet. I'm glad your feeling better today Cameeli. Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual. Norah, I assume your hills are covered in cloud today, I don't know though, Scotand is supposed to be better than down. South, so they might be ok today.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra, and hugs to anyone else in need of one today.

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue. The idea for the centre of the flower makes such a difference. Gorgeous. Thank you. Xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes,
Sorry Sue, this card is just not me today but i do like your daisy as it's pretty. I can't do distressed as it looks tatty and i just want to tidy and neaten it up and as for wonky, crikey i just have to get straight. It's taken me years to cope with things being off centre or not matching, i even have to measure out the distance between so that they are all central. I blame mum as she has a thing about straight and even and can tell at 100 paces if something is squint, so has to go and straighten it.
Wishing you well for today Mary, sending a wee hug to keep you going.
Diane(withchips)you're not supposed to do as much damage as you did to yourself, leave it to the young ones who bounce better. I hope you get home so very soon flower as it can be such a long day in these places. Sending you a healing hug.
Oh Pam, even the Ritz doesn't make expensive sandwiches as those. Just how posh was this friend? I have never heard of jam with coconut on the top sandwiches. I must admit to having a taste for jam pieces or butter ones even now. Rory regularly takes just a buttered piece to school as that is his favourite. Another goody is rice pudding with a dollop of jam, mmmhhh. I sometimes think that i still remain childlike all these years on or maybe it is just what you get used to as a child. Mum used to make bread and butter pudding with sultanas in it if she didn't have anything for our lunch and no i don't feel like i had a deprived childhood as i think we learned how to eek out what we had, the birds stood no chance with stale bread because of the pudding. I think it would do a lot of good if people nowadays had a taste of what making do and using up all the food that they have instead of it going in the bin.
Well girls, my boy had a great time at college yesterday. He is doing art and engineering as there wasn't any space left in the computer programming that he was supposed to be in. He came home bouncing yesterday which is the first time in i don't know how long that i have seen him so happy which cheered me up from my hair raising day. As i said i was going to meet my friend yesterday and we were at the furthest point in the Thistle centre we could get when all these alarms stated going off and doors closing, shutters coming down and everyone to leave the building. Well i thought i had left the panick stricken Norah behind somewhere years ago, but yesterday she found me again. I am not sure how much hair i left in my wake as i am trying to get out and these stupid people are sauntering in front trapping me. I couldn't breathe, had the pins and needles in my face, hands, legs and feet, i was absolutely terrified. When we got outside my friend is trying to calm me down but i was still in that far away place that i go to when like that and can hear no one. She took me to one of the outside cafes for coffee and brought me chocolate(which at any other time i would steer clear off). When the all clear came about 20-30 mins later trying to get myself back in was a trial i can tell you and it was even worse when my friend left me because her and daughter were parked in the other car park, trying to go through Debenhams to get to the lifts to take me and scooter back to Shop mobility. I think it will be a time before i venture back to Stirling, in fact i think it will be a while before i can go out the door again never mind everything else.
I shall go and leave you all now, sending gentle hugs to Robbie and baby Leo and hugs to my Wilsonette family of friends. Thank you everyone of you that wished Rory well because i showed him to which he couldn't understand how everyone knew about him.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (a cold Glenochil)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is gorgeous, weird or what I bought these dies last night!! Auqua is a favourite colour of mine and love the subtle dots and twine. Thank you for your generosity and inspiration. Enjoy the ret of your day and hugs to your Mom.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, especially Lancs Steph, Myra P, Jess W and Margaret corgi owner, enjoy ladies.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Mary and Tina hope the hospital visits bring you some relief.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Steph, Norah and Rory, Lynne M, Lynda B, Myra P, Anne C, Maureen K, Wheely Bad, Tres, Julie and Lee, Sandra, Cameeli, Mrs B, Brenda L, Heather K, Pat S, Janet Echo, Alimecca, Angela W, Maria A and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card. Will get to watch video later.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Hello again Wilsonettes. May I thank all those lovely ladies that left such heart warming messages yesterday, im still 'floating' and thanking my lucky star's as its so unusual for my name to get picked randomly like that especially when there are another 300+ names that could have been chosen, so yes, lady luck was on my side this time !

As for today's card - such a different style we are use to seeing from you Sue, saying that, I adore the delicate aqua and have some on order via mine and Barbies little 'haven' I think I can count on one hand how many times Ive seen you distress card Sue ( I seem to continually STRESS my card out) !! I need the Sue touch and you are welcome to come anytime to distress my card lol - I make a mean latte : )
Maybe after the next market I can put this weeks 'takings' to any I make next time and buy one of the new daisy dies, now that's an insentive if you like.

Im certain Maggie without a bow will love this - for obvious reasons, but your pretty daisy sets the card off beautifully along with the subtle hint of black.
Hope you had a lovely day Julie and Lee, you both deserve the best.
To all my lovely friends I wish you strength today, tomorrow and always.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. I love the colour combination and the flower is gorgeous. Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners from yesterday.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, not your usual kind of card, but I really like it. Less is more sometimes, especially when you are in a hurry. I quite like putting layers on squint a change from everything being regimental.
I was one of the lucky winners yesterday, can't wait to receive my die, well done everyone else who won.
Take care, Jess x

Glennis said...

I love the simplicity of this one

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today, I love the nice clean, fresh look. I shall definitely pin this one.
Carole N x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A. Very different card today, love the daisy. Congratulations to all the winners. x

Gail said...

Luv it - so different from your norm but still gorgeous xx GailT xx

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s really different, but not less beautiful, and we all have loads of leftovers, so it´s always nice to see new ways to use these up too, and this card is sooo beautiful. I sure like it a lot.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, wasn't sure about this looking at the picture but the video explained it all so well. Like the way you cut down the open daisies, gives a completely different look. Love from Jackie D

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty card
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card.
Evis McCarthy.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care. Claire

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Such a different card from you today but I really like it! It is so good to have a quick and easy card and but not easy to find such a lovely one as this! I love what you did to the flower die too - I shall be trying that. Your dies are so versatile. I'm not usually someone who likes the distressed look but this is "controlled distress" . If you know what I mean. Love the colours too.
First of all - Mary Blight - hope things go well today - I'm just catching up. Thinking of you.
Norah - what a horrid experience yesterday for you! It brought a tear to my eye thinking of you being so upset. These large shopping centres are lovely until something like that happens. Hope you feel able to go out again soon. Really pleased for Robbie! Thrilled for you. Hope he continues to enjoy college. Sending you a comforting hug today.
Anne - lovely golfing weather here too - but we don't have your marvellous scenery! Enjoy your day.
DianeandChips - keep asking the questions! Hope you get home very soon.
TOB - Theresa - hope you a bit better today too.
Thanks everyone for your kind words - what a super blog! What a Super Sue!
Steph - been watching for you going by on cloud 9, do drop in - I know you drink coffee. Lol.
Sending love to Pam, Maria, Janet, Alson. Tres, Baby Leo , Robbie, Sheila, Brenda L, Lynne, Lindsay, Lynda, Margaret, Julie, Sandra, Heather T , and anyone I've forgotten
Love Myra

Myra P said...

Ps - sorry in my message to Norah - it should have said - really pleased for Rory! Senior moment! X

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies, from a bright but breezy Newcastle.
Sue, I love this card, and I agree with Heather T, great idea to clip the open flower to change it, who would have thought of that - well obviously Sue!!
I also agree with Norah, in that I find it extremely difficult to "do" wonky or distressed (It may have something to do with being a Virgo,) but this is so beautiful, I'm going to give it a go.
Hope everyone has as good a day as they can, and best wishes to all, and to Yorkielass June, Alimecca Alison, Lynda, Julie Laz & Lee and Norah and Rory AND of course you Sue xx. (I apologise for those I've missed)

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Norah, hope you've managed to calm down and soon feel able to venture out again x.

Pam said...

Norah, I am so sorry that your little trip ended up in disaster. Please don't let this trap you back in the house, you can get over this, maybe try somewhere smaller next time. These shopping centres can be so intimidating, we have Metro Centre at Gateshead, so happy that Rory had a good time at college, this may broaden his horizons.
Tina, hope hospital with Auntie gives you a positive result.
Ita, hope you are doing okay too.
Giant hugs for all who need them, I do.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue, enjoyed the video and the card is lovely too. Congrats to al the lucky winners.
June Smith if you email me smortimer195@gmail.com will give you the address for the large and small stick pins.
Have a good day everyone. Susi x

America said...

Loving the sponged stenciled background on this simple - yet still stylish and so lovely embellished. A Fab video tutorial too Sue!

Beryl Treble said...

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

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Thanks for the inspirational video. Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Very unusual for you but beautiful just the same. The dotted background sets of the flower beautifully.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow - I really love this card; simply stunning in my very humble opinion. Can't wait to watch the video later.
Beverley W

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I love it when you go outside your norm! love this card, right up my street, will watch later.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Laura O said...

love the simplicity of this card ,Laura O

Ruth Kidd said...

I really like the effect with the twine - elegant and something different. Thanks for all the work you put into the videos - they're so inspiring.
Hugs, Ruth

Lacelady said...

Hi, Sue, yes it is a departure from your usual style, but I like it! Congrats to all the winners, as usual, I am dead envious.

Jayne said...

Hi Sue.......Simple but beautiful card, thank you...Jayne.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous, and not a bow in sight :)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love everything about this card - even the black! It may have been a quick card for you but I know it would take me all morning at least. I can't think of anything else to say about it that hasn't already been said so I will just repeat myself, I love it.

Annie said...

Hi Ssue, just love, love, love this card. It's fresh and simple, just gorgeous!
Hugs Annie x

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

This card is so fresh and simple and yet so elegant. Love it. Will catch up with the video later.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Yes is very different for you. Though why not. Love the card. Its gorgeous colour is gorgeous.

Jill Liddle said...

Very different for you Sue.

Clarissa said...

Lovely card. Just my "cup to tea".
Clarissa. X

Anonymous said...

lovely simple card so useful if you need a quick card. loving the xmas dies hard to choose so I guess I will have to buy them all as I have the money mad a start with the bauble and stamp also poinsettias next in line the branches and holly oh dear sue you make it so difficult to choose they are so great stella hugs and kisses

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card I really do like this one ,Hugs Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

GA Sue - rather later than normal today! Love this card - and love that flower - was lucky enough to spy these dies in Sams 40% off mega sale and they just seemed to fall into my basket somehow - cant wait to play with them and snip those rounded ends off!

DIY all done - thank goodness - TV back in action - was quite a weekend but will look good when the curtains are up hopefully. Off to catch up on all the housework so I can do some crafting tomorrow hopefully.
Clare W

craftynanna said...

not your usual did you say sue,its lovely if i had done something like this i would be made up at the effect this one has, i have been on baby minding duties this morning so i will now watch the video but i bet it will be up to your excellent performance, love to all J

Linda K said...

Oh I do love this style. Fresh, clean, pretty and beautiful. Could easily scale it down too for a smaller card as such a versatile design. More like this please.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I to am not sure about distress - but having said that you do elegant distress. This card is really lovely, I think your secret is your choice of colour. Love the flower, definitely going to give this one try.

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Norah, Sending you a gentle hug. Please don't let yesterday's experience put you off going to the shopping centre, I really felt for you. So pleased Robbie enjoyed his day at college, what a big step for him. LOL

Hope all our winners are all enjoying their moment. When I won a die in the previous draw it took me days to come down from the clouds. My Dies arrived a couple of days later and I couldn't stop looking at them, they are so gorgeous and even now can't believe how lucky I was........I AM SO PLEASED FOR YOU ALL

Linda28 said...

hi Sue, Better late than never, just arrived home from Cartmell, had a great day in the hospitality room at thr race course ( A once a year treat:), Hav'nt got a clue about the betting but had a lot of fun. The horses are absolutely magnificent, so beautiful. Back home to reality now and to finish the DIY. Shelter are coming to pick up the suite today, then the carpet and new suite should arrive tomorrow, just the curtains to alter and put up and Bob's your uncle, finished, then I can get back into my hobby room again:) Just going to have a cup of tea and watch the video, have just bought this die and waiting for it to arrive, so will be attempting to distress, never tried it before! so regards to all, have a great day. Linda.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Using a distressed technique without losing any of its elegance. Gorgeous card, and would look good for a Christmas quickie by changing the daisy for a poinsettia flower.. Hugs Pauline A xx

Jean Bullock said...

I wouldn't call the card simple, exactly. Perhaps simpler. LOL. Very pretty and effective.

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful simple card today.
congratulations to all the winners of the dies....Yvonne xxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, love the torn edges.

Craftihappiness from Pearl.

terrie said...

I like how the daisey flower turned out.
The shabby chic look is different but very pretty card..
Well done Sue

Jill Berg said...

Nice work - love how you made the centre of the daisy!

Marjeta said...

Wery beautiful and simple card. Love it.

Hugs Marjeta

greendragon said...

Wow, gorgeous card.

Lindsay Martin said...

Wow Sue such a different clean card today,I think I love it!
Norah big hugs so sorry you had such a bad experience yesterday, thank goodness for your lovely lad Rory there to cheer you up when he go home, so glad he enjoyed his first day back especially as it wasn't the course he first wanted.
Cameeli glad to read you being more your normal self.
Steph, I'm still up on that cloud being so happy for you, my comment yesterday was heart felt and meant.
Pam big hugs to you and Robbie.
June hope all is well with you.
Jackie, I need time to play with my new dies but not sure when it will happen as I have a busy week this week at the end of the summer holidays I always throw a gymkhana type event here for all my clients, a whole day with the horses, and I get so tired doing it but the kids all love it!
Big hugs to all my friends on here, Lynne, Linda, Myra, Tres, Tina, TOB, Margaret, Karen, Alison, Julie and Lee, Wheely Bad, mrs B, Mrs Duck, Dianeandchips, and all those I have forgotten for the moment xxx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the simplicity of it.
Big congratulations to all the winners of Sue's amazing dies.

Nicola Belshaw said...

What an absolutely lovely card xx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Love simple cards but have to admit not into the distressed look personally, however your card was very pretty.

Congrats to all the winners yesterday!!!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I really LOVE this card. It shows that less really can be more. It's just perfect. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Dawn Holben said...

I love the card and the torn edges, you have made it look so pretty.
I bet if I tried to make it mine would look a right mess lol

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Whilst I agree that it's a very clean, simple, fresh looking card please don't hate me when I say that sadly I'm not into distressing paper and that sadly this one's not for me. Thanks for sharing it though and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margae A.

Jayne S said...

Really pretty quick cards are so useful, I love it.

Susan White said...

Wow - wonderful card - very delicate colours and the hints of black are just great! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Virginia Davey said...

Afternoon Sue, what a lovely cheerful card very pretty.

Jan Ltc said...

Different but good. Congrats to all the winners xx Jan

Virginia Davey said...

Afternoon Sue, what a lovely cheerful card very pretty.

Rose in Chester said...

Good afternoon Sue,
It's very simple but still has the hallmark of Sue W. elegance about it. I love it, also the colours.
Hugs, Rose

Vie Carter said...

Simple and very fresh looking card today, love it


Margaret corgi owner said...

Hello Sue and everyone
I am still up in the air after seeing my name listed, we have no clouds today just bright sunshine and the corgis are with me wondering what is happening, just cannot believe how lucky I have been, delighted for all the other winners too.

Todays card is wonderfully refreshing and to those who don't like distressing, come girls it still looks good with clean cut edges I have tried it, so why not give it a go I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Oh Norah I have been to the Thistle Centre and although it is good, I always feel funny(but not in a fun way)in there and am always pleased to be out in the fresh air after a visit. Please don't let it get the better of you. So delighted that Rory had a brilliant day bless him.

Cameeli you are getting there, so pleased your allotment visit helped.

Julie I do hope you and Lee had a lovely day yesterday, it is the least you deserve. You are never sent a cross that you cannot bear although some are heavy.

Thank you everyone for all your very kind comments not just for me but everyone who were lucky in the draw yesterday.

Hugs to those who need one especially Norah, Pam, Cameeli, Yorkielass, Lindsay, Lynne, Steph, Sandra, Tina, Lynda and Sue

Margaret corgi owner

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
I like this card,it looks really fresh and modern.Lovely.
Love Angela x

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely simple card very pretty xx
Joan peake

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue. I do like distressed but not used to seeing a card from you in this style. A fab quick and easy card.

Micky French said...

What a lovely card, really fresh looking.
Congratulations to all the Christmas die winners
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

AnneRD said...

Love the fresh look to this card Sue, and also like the way you have adapted the flower die. Great video. Anne x

AnneRD said...

Forgot to send my congratulations to all the lucky winners. Anne x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really like this card, definitely my style. Great to see ways of adapting things as we can't always buy everything so it's important to get the best out of our purchases.

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes, Such a different gift today but still beautiful love the colours used & the flower is gorgeous . Love & Hugs to you & your mom Lynda Brock xx

TOB Theresa hope your feeling better gentle hugs Lynda xx

Anne hope you enjoyed your golf hugs Lynda xx

Dianeandchipps hope your home soon & you keep asking questions Gentle hugs Lynda xx

Mary & Nanna Tina hope hospital has helped with some relief gentle hugs Lynda xx

Hazel hope your measles is getting better Gentle hugs Lynda xx

Norah my mum used to make rice pudding mmm it was yummy, she bought a pressure cooker from a door salesman who you could pay off weekly & tried to do one in there but after a bit there was a bang & rice pudding all up the walls & on the ceiling she never used it again. Pleased Rory enjoyed collage,& hope you are ok after your terrible shopping experience yesterday but don't let it put you off going out. Love Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Yorkilass Lindsay ,Margaret corgi owner,Lynne M & pooches,Jean D Gail C,Magpie,Wheely Bad,Nanna Tina,Tres Tandy,Tina E,Mrs B,Myra P,Janet Ecco,Julie & Lee, Camille ,Lanc Steph,Ita,Helen K,Pauline A Dianeandchipps ,Cheryl B,Almecca,Hazel, love & hugs Lynda xx

Hugs to Sue & all who need them Love Lynda xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, good card but I would never do one like it as I can do shabby, even when it looks good when others do it. Lol
Regards Zena x

Mary Burton said...

HI Sue,
A sweet and simple card, guaranteed to cheer up any poorly soul.

Theresa Pace said...

wow! awesome. simple but so so gorgeous! love it. soooooo up my street. looooooove this style xx

Lilian said...

Simple but lovely. Lilian

nannapat said...

Great design for a quick card. Love the simplicity and the colour is really pretty. Pat x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Different but lovely.

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, just sat and watched todays video. Lovely card and very simple to do. Love the subtleness of it all. Kind regards Joanne K x

Karen Drew said...

Even though it was out of your comfort one the result is still gorgeous.
Karen xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A very different card from you today , still a beautiful one and as you said ideal for a quick card . Thanks Sue xx
Congrats to all the winners,
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and all the wilsonettes
Jean D

Janice K said...

A beautiful, fresh and modern card.x

Jane Franklin said...

Such soft colours and you make it look so elegant and easy. About to watch the video for more ideas. Great. Congrats to all the winners , enjoy yourselves when the prize arrive. Luv to all jax

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Super demo. Love the tip about the daisies.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Diane said...

Hi Sue Beautiful clean and simple card today very refreshing and makes us all think outside the box. I love how you have adapted the flower the middle is so pretty. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. Hope you have a great evening love Diane G xxx
Beautiful day again today in Aberdeen and today we have been on the university tour- feet are very tired but we are all happy with what we have seen so this one is going top of the list at the moment. So far from home but mums have to let their children fly one day in the hope they will come home when they are ready! Xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! What a lovely card today,clean and simple looking.Love to see some more like it,sometimes the more tricky cards are a bit much for my mushy brain.
Norah-sorry to hear of your distressing outing,they can give you panic attacks at any time .Hug to you. To our ladies who are in hospital and having treatments at the moment,take care and hugs.
I'm off to London tomorrow for a couple of days seeing my half-brother for the very first time, excited and nervous at the same time :-) To all my Wilsonette friends and Sue Hugs all around !
Take care Maria x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's video is, as always, just fab !! Today's card is beautiful !! It is not like any of your usual style of cards but I love it !! So clean and fresh looking and a bit shabby chic to !! I really love the coconut white and aqua colours you have used. I love the large polka dot mask and your new daisy dies look great. I love the way you have made the smaller outline daisy die by trimming it all the way around giving it a completely different look and then using for the centre of the large Daisy. Such a simple thing to do but I know I would never have thought of it myself !! A lovely quick, simple and elegant card. A great standby as an emergency card for any occasion. Just change the sentiment. Thank you Sue for another lovely video and card today. Wishing you and your family lots of love from Tres x

I hope all the wonderful Wilsonettes had a good day today. Wishing you all lots of love from Tres x x x

Helen Kington said...

Good evening Sue and all - I'm not sure what happened today but I watched the video this morning and then - well here I am. This card is just so up my street. Sue you say simple but I know mine would never look as elegant and chic as yours. The card is 'simply' beautiful.
Congrats to all the lucky winners - I have some of the Christmas dies and I think I must start on the dreaded cards.
I hope that everyone had a good day despite the weather here in Bristol. My dog Ozzie just would not go for a walk today (I love him) I didn't want to go out either. Take care all. Helen K xx

Anonymous said...

Ooh - love that card! Very different and very pretty.
C xx (Carol Grieve)

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I've so loved watching the video Sue. I know it is different to what you usually make but I love the simplicity of this gorgeous card. I don't have the open petals but I've loved how you have shown the different effect by snipping the ends off. I love this distressed ragged look and the colours just look great together xx "Thank you Sue for all the inspiration that you give us. Sending love and hugs to you and your family xx Also sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need one today (and tomorrow!) xx Julie and Lee, "Happy belated anniversary!" You have both found your soul mate in each other and that is something so special xx Norah, sending lots of gentle hugs to you after your ordeal in Stirling. Sometimes people don't think do they? I'm not so sure about the jam and coconut sandwiches Pam, but we did have bread n dripping! Ooooo and one of my dads favourites, jam and cheese! yummy! In fact I had it on crackers for the time in 8 years last night! My wonderful husband has found a dairy free cheese and it's smoked cheese.....mmmmmm! xx Maria, just to say from the "hair" ordeal, I love red hair. I've always thought that it's gorgeous! I hope you have a wonderful time in London with your half brother tomorrow. I understand how you feel. I met up with my biological siblings in 2003......3 brothers and 2 sisters! It closed the missing part of me that I felt and you'll be fine xx Just to say take care everyone! xx Love Karen xx

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

I love this card it's so fresh looking. I really like the flower.

June x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, lovely fresh, simple card. Love it! Gx

Fiona Young said...

Really really like this one! I watched the video on creative expressions the other day and loved the way you demonstrated your distressing technique .

Angela Wade said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Simple, stylish and lovely.

Belated Anniversary Wishes, Julie and Lee. Hope you had a fabulous day yesterday xx

Hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

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Carole Z said...

Ooh Sue, I really love this card...everything about it is stunning! Hugs Carole Z X

janet said...

Watched the video today (weds) and it is certainly a quick and easy car to do. I like the colours too -it's make anyone want to get well. The videos certainly make it so easy to reproduce your cards, even though I still prefer written instructions as they are much easier to refer to mid-make!!
Hugs Janet in Kent

SusanP, kent said...

Well I think this one is very pretty. Lovely colours and I like the distressed edges.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I missed this card, how could I , what a beautiful one, been waiting for some cards with the daisies on them for some idea crafty hugs Julie xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a beautiful simple looking card and I love the touch of shabbyness and the colours are gorgrous and and what a pretty daisy!.
Love and hugs to all that need them hope you days get better and brighter very soon
Sheila xx

lindyloo12 said...

This card is not quite my cup of tea as I don't like torn edges on things, but then we cannot all be the same and it is nice to see something different.

Darlene4527 said...

Looks so simple, but is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I have the original Grand Calibur, Please can you tell me how to remove the white feeder plate so I can use the A4 embossing folders. Thank you