Saturday, 9 August 2014

Enjoy Your Day

Hello there everyone!  I can't seem to get enough of these roses from the Justrite set called Rose Bouquet.  Here I have selected some decorative paper from my stash (I think it is Graphic 45) and covered it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet and then micro beaded it for texture.  I wrapped a piece of black seam binding around it and taped the ends to the back.  I tied a messy bow and seated it at the bottom of the card with some twine and a black crystal sparkler.  For the focal element, I used the outer cutting dies from the Spanish Collection die called Seville to cut a frame out of milk card.  I added mounting foam to the back of it to raise it for dimension.  I used the larger die from the frame and cut a flat label shape with it and then used the Floral Brocade Pinpoint embossing folder to emboss the die cut.  I mounted my frame over it and seated it in the middle of my card.  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with the California Collection Decorative Frames Set B. Using Tattered Rose distress ink, I lightly inked the sentiment before removing it from the die.   I added two oval cut mats behind it before adding it to the middle of my card. I stamped the roses and cut them out by hand, taking only some of the leaves with them.  I coloured them with Distress markers and added some foam to the back after shaping them with a ball stylus and foam mat.  I added them to the upper corner of my frame and cut a small black butterfly to add to the other side of the frame.  I finished the card with a pierced milk mat, a thin black mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

 Now for the Wednesday Card giveaway drawing to be posted.  This week's winner is:

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


Pam said...

Morning Sue and everyone, another beautiful card., lovely. Congrats to Baconbits, lucky girl.
Donna, in my thoughts x
Myra, go for review on Wednesday, hopefully, all will be well and cast will come off but may have to have walking cast or boot, then physio will start. It will be good to be able to walk probably with crutches but better than hopping with frame. Have two very sore callouses on palms of hands . Thank you for asking.
Steph, please take it easy, don't want you to be ill.
Thank you for all the good wishes gor George and Robbie, it means so much, it was sad to see him like that but very understandable that his thoughts are always with Robbie. They are going to have to make so many modifications to get the house suitable for when Robbie leaves hospital and also change the car to accommodate his wheelchair. Lots to think about and do.
Love and hugs to all, Cameeli, hope you got back okay. Xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card today Sue, that embossed background is fantastic. Looks like another must

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Very pretty card thank you. Congrats to baconbits. Have a good weekend all Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the design but abit unsure about the backing paper but the micro beads help.
Congratulations to Baconbits on wnning the card.
Donna sending you big hugs, gentle hugs for Leo and love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes.
Fingers crossed for you Pam for Wednesday.
I stopped my daughter who is now 15 watching a lot of the kids programs as I thought they was not 'educational' just silly but my older daughter who is 30 loved care bears, the raggy dolls,postman pat, I wish they had been around for the younger one I'm not keen on the 'new' versions of the old ones we had as kids.
Love and big hugs to all the Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the embossing folder I have started getting you're embossing folders thank you Tracy w x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love how you have made the frame and then used the embossing folding behind it, the roses are gorgeous too.
Congratulations Baconbits on winning the Weds giveaway, I'm sure that Sue's creation will be treasured. Thinking of you Donna and sending my sympathies.
Looks as though the rain is here for the weekend so it's a great excuse to craft! Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card today, Sue, love the patterned paper and the EF -and the frame - and the bow etc. Like it all!!
Well done to Baconbits.

'P' in Wales

Pam - thinking of you (as every day) guess you will miss George enormously. Always check on news of Robbie - they have a long road ahead of them and all their lives will change so much.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I would like to apologise first for not commenting for a few days. The sudden death of my friend brought back painful memories of losing my son so been very down. Thanks to everyone that missed me and sent love and hugs. 'P' in Wales I used my gilding flakes as soon as I got home lol.
I love today's card it's so pretty, the micro beaded background is gorgeous.
Congratulations Baconbits
Belated birthday wishes to everyone who's birthday I missed
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion Bull said...

Finally got to make a comment, my first this week I think. Love this card Sue and to my surprise I found a piece of that background paper in my stash yesterday! Coincidence! Now I can have a go at making a copy of your lovely card Sue. Hugs to everyone who needs or would like one.
Marion B xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the roses stamp mine just arrived yesterday so hope to play today think I will stamp out lots of images and colour them so relaxing.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Congrats to baconbits.
Gentle hugs to Pam,Donna and Heather T thinking of you allxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
What a Truly Beautiful Card, I can't believe it I'm actually working with this Stamp today I stamped them yesterday so today I will Colour but I use Copics, I Just Love The Rose Bouquet Stamp Set from JustRite (and you get quite a few stamps) This Stunning Stamp is so Fabulous even not coloured it looks Fabulous for me when it's coloured in I think it looks like it's been Embroided with all the Wonderful Details Coming through. I Just Love The Paper you've used, Graphic 45 is a hit with me I Love the soft Colours but they do a lot of Fantastic Dark Colours which I just Love but not everyone does, I Love how you've used another of my Favourite Products The Micro Beads they are so very tactile when on your paper, I really Love The Stunning Brocade Pinpoint Embossing Folder again the detail is unbelievable, then placed on top you've used The outer Dies from your Seville Spanish Collection, I Love how you've cut and placed your Flower in The Left Hand Corner of The Card, Fabulous Messy Bow and Black Sparkler, not forgetting The Delightful Butterfly in the opposite corner. "I'm Sure Everyone Will Think I Say The Same Each Day Saying I Love Everything But I Do Love All Your Work, And I'm In Awe Of All Of Your Wonderful Work"
Sue Thank You for sharing this Amazing Card It's Truly Awesome, Thank You For This Fantastic Blog and Your Extremely Hard Work.
Sue on a personal note Thank You For The Daily Inspiration You Give To Me Each And Every Day.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All
Congratulations to The Wednesday Card Winner!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Happy Saturday Wilsonettes hope you managed to sleep ok, at least its more comfortable these nights now we've lost the humidity.
Well done Baconbits on being proud owner of Wednesday's card.
I am now back to my normal pink colour after all my breath holding yesterday LOL ! I decided to try and do an improvise of Sue's Guilded Striplet from Thursday's blog. I had the Embroidered Striplet bought for me from Mr L - 35th anniversary gift, so I thought Id give it a whirl, even though it meant confronting 2 of my 'crafting horror's' sticky sheet and flakes, the sheet mainly as it gives no room for error's and with not having use of my right index finger, its really tricky, as you are all aware, once the backing is peeled off, and it slips from your hands, wherever it lands, it stays !!! Yup, oh boy, has that been a tough lesson ! But steady, well sort of - ok, with shaking hands I lay the sheet onto card (holding breath) slowly start to peel back and down, a little more, peel down, cant breath, half way down now, peel down and back a little more, (feeling heart thumping from middle of chest) a bit more..... Yipeee, there, and breaaath ! Sheet on. Mission accomplished (1st part anyway) !!
Now for placing the Striplet background !!! I felt sick LOL if there was ANY time my stupid hands and stubbie 'float in the wind' finger let me down, NOW will be the time !!! I close the door in prearation, shout through to the other room to Mr L " do not talk or breath in my direction" ok here goes nothing ! (holding breath again) I lean over the card with background in hand, is it straight, is it all over in the right place, is it all square.... Lower and ..... Breaaath ! Woooohoooo, I maybe as blue as the colour card Im using (deep midnight blue) but mission control, we have landed LOL !! After that, the flakes are easy as there is no flake and flitter glue required and the flakes have no choice but to behave ! Anyway the card worked out ok, thank goodness.
Today's card is so Sue Wilson, so beautiful and pretty. I adore the frame, so should it be the Seville, butterflies or flowers ? I have wanted a frame for so long and the Grande frame is a little more than I can afford, but the Seville frame is lush.
So yet again, a decision is to be made, along with the new EF's but they will have to wait until after the next market to see if Ive made enough pennies !

Dearest Pam - must have been sad for you to wave your brother goodbye, I hope you start to feel 'settled' soon love, and Robbie is still making tiny movements here and there.
After my epic post I'll leave you in peace !
Donna, in my thoughts all day yesterday xx

to my lovelies that dont feel so lovely just yet, take each hour as it comes and be wise and careful !
Have a lovely day Sue, and the same to my friends and sister Wilsonettes.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I like the dimension with the frames, and I REALLY like the embossed background. Gorgeous!
Best wishes
Anne O

Heather Rogers said...

What a lovely sumptuous card today. The background paper against the milk card is lovely Sue. You have pulled it all together beautifully.

I hope you have a lovely weekend Sue whatever you are doing.
Crafy Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the way you have cut down those roses - will try this!

Yday I had a eureka moment! found my ebosser manual - it had tucked itself inside a magazine that I'd put away - spent hours trying to find it and then it just appears in a really stupid place - urghhhhhhhh! still it has a new home now so always in my line of sight! Happy crafty weekend all
Clare W

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card. I also love that roses stamp and your cards inspire me to start seeing what I can do with mine. Wish I had your sense of imagination though.

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely card and great idea to use some background papers from " the stash". The rose stamp is so versatile

Muriel x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Oh you're teasing me again today Sue with that beautiful rose stamp. Temptation is getting in the way.
I love the composition of today's gift and the focal point but am not yet sure of the background paper - perhaps it's a little too fussy for me. Having said that it's nice to see alternatives and make me think out of my box.

Well my Wilsonette sisters it was a beautiful market day yesterday and the cake shop was a splendid as usual. Mr E was quite boring this week having a beautiful mixed fruit tart while I had the most delicious Raspberry wonder - a pralaine bottom with sponge drenched in Raspberry liquour on top; then Raspberry mousse with the fruit inside finished off with a top coat of Raspberry gel and a piece of white choc. Having eaten that I just had to retire to recover and let Mr E do the pots. He usually wipes as he has more secure hands than I do but last evening he did the whole job lot.

It's the biggest week-end of the year for our local market town starting today with their equivalent of our country fayre. So it's show time for all the cattle to be washed brushed and powdered to compete for awards; the sheep and goats to be shown; horses to be admired and then the small ones bunnies etc. The whole town is also given over to one of the largest Brocante and grenier sale in France(every road whatever size and the large display field closed for any motorised vehicles)there're around 400 stalls. So for me with walking stick at the ready to admire the animals; choosing one line of stalls and then sit with a coffee or two or three While Mr E wanders round the brocante. Tomorrow there are not animals only the brocante etc and I shall be resting all day gathering strength for Tuesday as it's the monthly market and this one will be the last we get to see before we have to leave for the UK on 1st Sept.

Hope everyone is feeling a little better and having a good week-end. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, loving it all.
Donna Jones

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty card, love the stamped images. Congratulations to Baconbits on your win

Aspiring crafter said...

Fabulous card Sue , love the background and the foreground for that matter!!

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue let's start with congratulations to baconbits sue this card is stunning I love the background and the roses wonderful
Take care

Debs a xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, I love the backing paper and the little butterfly. I love how you have embossed the bottom die too. I hope you are well Sue and enjoying your crafting : ) Love to your Mom.
Congratulations to Baconbits : )
Donna,You are in my thoughts.
Norah, Pugh, Puh etc. were in Trumpton or Camberwick Green, can't remember which, I loved both:)
Have a great day everyone.
Sending hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie -great progress:)Sandra and Pat,all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Great card, love the pretty paper, those stunning roses and fantastic design.
Have great day

Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is so generous. I love everything about it especially the microbeads I love using them to give texture to a project. Congratulations to Baconbits you are a lucky lady. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. The frame is really pretty and I just love those micro beads! Well done to Baconbits.
Hugs to all who need one.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and everyone, another beautiful card today, those Justrite stamps are stunning, I have quite a few of them in my stash. Well it is a glorious morning here in Kent, so let's hope it continues. Pam there will be lots of adjustments and changes to be made for Robbie but it will all be worth it to see him back in his own home again and be able to get out in a suitable mode of transport, sending lots of hugs as I know it is such a stressful time for all of you. Have a great day everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxx

Lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, really want that rose stamp, but will have to wait until next month. Lilian

karenlotty said...

Gosh the frames make a lovely border! Another need I have one of the Spanish background dies (name escapes me at mo) so may need to get something that marries up with it Congrats Baconbits

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the design of the card and the roses, but for the background paper although very pretty is is a bit overpowering. Sorry Sue, can't please everybody.
Congratulations to Baconbits.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card. i have this die set so thanks for yet another idea of how to use it.
Congratulations to Baconbits.
Love Val in Spain x

Donna Golby said...

Morning. What a delightful card. I love the embossing. I like the roses but not sure if I'd get the colouring right.
Thanks for all the kind words for yesterday or me and mine. The day went really well. The service was so fitting and wake was alcoholic enough for those who needed it to be. Lots of memories were shared. For Marie Curie we raised £1050 of which £200 came from my sons idea of selling loom band bracelets.
Hope everyone has a good day.

Sue Dunn said...

Beautiful card Sue. At those rises again. Xx

Carole Z said...

A very pretty card Sue, the rose stamp really is lovely, I can see why you can't get enough of it, hugs Carole Z X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Overall, loving the card but would use a different backing paper. But I NEVER TIRE of your dies and those sparklers.
Hugs, Rose

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation Sue.
Gr Elly

hollyberry said...

Amazing card,love the background.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to baconbits and to you for another wonderful card

Joan D said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. Love the tiny background,so many textures too x x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the roses too. Enjoy the weekend x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, you have such a good eye for colour, love the embossing, and the flowers, beautiful sue beautiful, crafty hugs Julie xxx

To the lovely blog lady's

Hugs to you all xx this is the best blog, stay and make friends, everyone's lovely on here,

Hugs to Margaret corgi owner, hugs to yorkielass, hugs to Myra p, hugs to Lindsay Martin, hugs to Linda xxx
Crafty hugs Julie xxxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, I really must get this rose stamp set as its so very pretty. Love the background paper, it sets of the roses so well. A totally stunning card. Lol lynne m x x x

Yet another early morning visit to the forest with all of us now having a sleep.

I thought that if I may I would share a story with you all that hopefully if your heart is heavy it may lighten it for a short while.

29 years ago my hubby and I went on our belated honeymoon for a few days in Torquay. Well we arrived late afternoon at the B&B to drop of our case and the first thing ( remember comes in 3's) was that the stairs were so narrow and almost vertical we had to pull ourselves up by grabbing hold of the bannister. Over that hurdle we went out for an evening meal. Upon finishing the meal we were both looking forward to getting back to the B&B for some romance ( toning it down here). Well the earth certainly moved but for all the wrong reason!!!!!!!. We didn't realise that our bedroom was yards away from a railway track and each time a goods train went past the bed would shake so much the mattress would slip taking us both with it. ( number 2). Well the romantic mood was effectively spoiled so it was a case of trying to sleep through the noise and movement. In the
morning we were woken to the sound of loud gurgling , whenever someone in the neighbouring rooms used their sink the water flowed back up into our sink ( number 3) . To say that this was not the romantic getaway we had hoped for was a true understatement. However, I can say that after nearly 30 years of marriage my hubby ( even though he has a blind spot when it comes to his princesses) is the half that makes me whole.

May your day contain laughter and love.
Massive hugs and lol lynne m, Tilly & Cully x x x

Jane said...

Very Pretty.

Jane xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the roses but very hard to get always sold out. love Jean Z xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, do love those stamps too and the backing paper is so pretty. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is another superb card and I can understand why you love the rose stamp so much - it looks different every time. Congratulations to baconbits on winning Sue's beautiful card. Have a great weekend.

gwen70 said...

Pretty card, can see why you love the rose stamp, it is beautiful

hotpotato said...

A big hi from sunny Suffolk. After hammering rain most of the night the day has started glorious.
Love the card Sue.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
I know I will be in the minority but sorry, todays card is not for me. I think its the ribbon that makes it seem heavy.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Marion said...

Hi Sue Im with Mrs duck on this one ,like the roses but the bow is too over powering for me.
Marion H

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card, soft and subtle colours. Well done on winning the card Amanda (Baconbits). Have a lovely day everyone. Bx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Such a beautiful card! The microbeaded paper, background embossing folder, and the Rose stamp are all gorgeous!
Congratulations to Baconbits. Wishing you, and everyone a happy and healthy weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I have been thinking of you Pam, with your brother retuning home. I'm sure Robbie will continue to improve.
Well done Steph, I love the flakes but like you I have a left hand that does not work, so G. Flakes can be a challenge.
Sue another winning card, I love micro beads.
Hope you all have a lovely week end.
Gail C x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, like you I think this stamp is so pretty. I love this card, you always get the colours just right.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, another striking card, I love the new pinpoint embossing folder.x

Lacelady said...

Pretty card, but I feel that it's missing something, perhaps another die cut (a lacy one). Not a criticism, just that this card is a break from your norm, to me.

Congrats to Baconbits, as usual I am dead envious.

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today I love the frame you have made and the backing paper with microbeads is lovely. Yes I too can see why you go with that rose it fits any occasion and Is beautiful . I would reach for it too. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Love Diane G xxxx
Congrats to bacon bits what a fab card to win.
Oh Lynne what a honeymoon! At least you can laugh about it all these years later. We arrived in Rome to single beds!!! That was soon changed! But we did have a laugh. Xxx

auscrafts said...

very pretty card

Alice G said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Hugs Alice xx

Lorna D said...

Hi Sue,
I don't know how you do it, everyday another stunning card!
Lorna D

Wendy L said...

Love this one and the roses are gorgeous, xxx

Pam said...

Lynne your little story lightened my morning, so glad to hear of a happy ending, hope you have at least another 30 years or more to get her x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi sue
What can I say , a beautiful card again

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. Love the background paper. Have a lovely weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

doreenj said...

Love the idea of using the rose stamps as a corner!!

Have a good weekend,

Doreen x

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. I just love the petfection of your matt and layering. Like the idea of embossing the insert of a framed section.what a cute little buttetfly. All fab. Caz x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning creation you have made for us today. Haven't seen micro beads for awhile on your cards. The dies and butterfly are gorgeous. Bought a couple of your new embossing folders yesterday. Good job hubby wasn't with me, plus some justrite stamps. Congratulations to baconbits for winning the card giveaway.
Hugs to Pam, Robbie, Steph and Norah. Hope your hills are alive today.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra who it hope has reached Spain by now. Hope we can meet before I go away. It's going to be a long time otherwise.

Brooke b said...

Love the card, beautiful as always. Enjoy your day everyone. Congrats to the Wednesday card winner.

Annie said...

Morning Sue - another beautiful creation. Love the paper , can never have too many flowers!
Congrats to the lucky winner!
Hugs Annie x

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a wonderful card today..oh the rose die is so pretty (must put it on my list) I love Justrie dies. Love how you framed the sentiment and the background embossed with your folder.

Hugs to all the ladies who need them and hope your days get better.
Congratulations to Baconbits I know you will love Sue's Wednesday card.
Lynne your honeymoon story made me smile so much.
Don't forget to batton down the hatches tomorrow as they say Big Bertha (tale end of a hurricane) is on her way to the UK! Eeeek!

Love Sheila xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

PS......sorry it should say rose stamp not die!
Sheila xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue an crafty crew
What a lovely card. Really love that paper sue its extremely pretty.
Well done bacon bits on winning it card. Maybe someday we all will get a sue origional! I wish lol
Love Tracy from killie xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card yet again, that background is stunning. Lucky you Baconbits. SueL

Glennis said...

This is so pretty, I like the 'diamonds' in the bow too

rachel said...

Oh so pretty sue - the background paper is wonderful - I adore the whole composition and like Glennis above love the diamonds in the bow too! Have a great day! Rachel x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue .
A lovely card again ,love the background and beautiful flowers used
Elaine H X

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely colours.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one. Love the embossing within the frame - must try that idea.

Congratulations to Baconbits - lucky lady!

Donna, you have been in my thoughts. Many believe that a funeral is the end of a journey but for you it is the start. If you ever feel lst or lonely you will always have your wilsonettes to keep you going.

Heather, sorry for the loss of your friend and the difficult memories it has stirred. You never get over the loss of a child you somehow learn to live with it. We are all here for you.

Well still not fallen off the bike! So doing well so far ...... Trying to find a basket today to complete the picture!

May you all have a good weekend even those in difficult places, love to you all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card. I love the embossing folder design in the background.
Beverley W

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful focal point but the background paper is too fussy for me.
Must try these roses and some colouring -it's so relaxing and I can pretend I'm the artist!!
Well done Baconbits - I'm sure you will love it when you see it for real. Enjoy!!
Enjoy your day!!
Sheila x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
another stunning card, I have Saville so this will be one to try
Carol x

Maryann Laursen said...

So beautiful card here again Sue. I love the background on it, so beautiful, but it all is.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love today's card. It is very pretty. The only thing I am not sure about is the backing paper. I think if I was making this card I would probably use a different one. Other than that I think everything else looks lovely !! The Brocade background folder looks gorgeous Sue, and I love the Seville Frame. Those Justrite Roses stamps look fab to !! Just the sort of favourite stamps I would use again and again. ( yes it is on my very long wish list along with all three of your new background embossing folders which are must have essentials in my personal opinion !! )
Thanks for sharing a lovely card with us today Sue.
Sending you lots of love and special hugs from Tres x x x

Donna G, Sending you and your family lots of love and special hugs today. Thinking of you all love Tres x x x

Pam, sending you, Robbie and family lots of love from Tres x x x

L Steph, WOW !! What a nail bitting post today !! So glad you managed to conquer the sticky sheets and pesky flakes this time !! You had me on the edge of my seat !! Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Lynne M and fur babies, What a great story !! Sorry things did not go according to plan at such an important time for you. I know our hubbies or in my case hubby to be (one day if we ever get around to it !!) often frustrate and annoy us, I know I could never be without mine. To be honest I don't really think they could cope alone for five minutes without us either !! You really made me smile. Thank you for that.
Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes today including Myra, Lindsey Martin, Linda Brock, Norah, Cameeli, Yorkielass June, Julie Laz, Sheila G and everyone. Sorry if I have forgotten anyone's name. ( My memory is very bad.) but you know who you are.
Love Tres x x x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue and fellow Willsonettes, lovely card today, I also feel that the background paper is a bit fussy, but I love the ideas that you give us Sue. I have this EF and it is truly gorgeous, especially on satin card.
Congratulations baconbits on winning Wednesdays giveaway, you lucky lady!

Take care everyone, especially if you get caught in the approaching storm. Jess x

Tres said...

Sorry !! I forgot to say congratulations to Baconbits for winning Wednesdays card giveaway. Lots of love Tres x x x

Pam said...

Quick update ladies, A4 Tied Together embossing folder now out, cheapest price I found is JSheen and in stock, this is my favourite ever in the smaller size.

fame01 said...

Wow love this card so vintage looking ,hugs sarah xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Not sure about the background I would probably leave it plain but I'n not very adventureous sometimes.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Love the backing paper with the micro beads, so soft looking and those roses are special. What can I say about that bow - it's messy! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. The colours are really nice. Thank you for sharing. Congrats to the winner of a beautiful card. Hugs Heather.x

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card Sue. The embossing folder is stunning and shows off the dies beautifully.

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it thank you love to all congrats to the lucky lady and yes oh I wish it was me xxxxxx
June xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Congratulations to Baconbits!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
The Roses Stamp is one that I really would like to get as I'd use it often. Think it's gone up the list. Today's card is so pretty and I like how using a background paper is softened by using the micro beads. Thanks for another lovely card.
Steph - wow! My heart was in my mouth too - I almost read the end of the story first to see if you had managed to conquer the flakes! So pleased story had a happy ending!
Pam - thanks for bringing me up to date . I do hope everything goes well on Wednesday and that you will be able to use crutches and give your sore hands a chance to recover. Sending hugs.
Baconbits - congratulations on winning Wednesday's card. You'll love it.
Janet - that sounded more like a dessert than a pastry!
Hope you enjoy the weekend at the brocante and that weather is good.
Heather T - you were missed but it's good to have you back. You lost a dear friend but no one can take away the happy times you had together and the special memories. Take care. x
Donna - so pleased everything went well and so lovely to raise such a large sum for Marie Curie. Thinking of you.
Lynne - you did make me laugh! Thanks x
Love to all lovely friends on this blog.

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, well it was when I started on he blog today! Loving most of today's card but like Tres the backing paper isn't for me, but then I'm not a particularly flowery type of person.
Jackie your pastry sounds gorgeous,
Pam daily hugs for you and hope you get the big cast off on Wednesday, and hope your brother found Robbie in good spirits.
Steph, so pleased your flake adventure worked.
Lynne loved your story about your belated honeymoon, nothing good happened on mine, but life got better for me when my husband went! 21years now on my own and happier for it, I'm not blessed as so many of my lovely friends on here are.
Donna, it's great everything went well yesterday, what a fantastic sum to have made too, big hugs to you and your family, we are all here for you.
Love to all my friends on here, the ones mentioned above, and Karen, Alison, Margaret, Norah, Cameeli, June, Julie and Lee, Tres, TOB, Tina, Myra, Linda and all those whose names won't come to my stupid brain.
Also well done to Baconbits for winning Wednesdays giveaway.

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, Lovely card today. I think this Rose stamp is something special Beryl xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Oh how pretty this card is!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today. Love it.
Well done baconbits - you lucky girl.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so beautiful, the roses are a favourite of mine too!! Love the embossing and the dies used. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Pam stay strong you brave lady, you will have given George strength to help Robbie in his fight, thank you for updating us you are all in my thoughts and prayers, gentle hugs to you all.
Heather T sending love and gentle hugs to you at this sad time, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna sending love and gentle hugs to you and your family, the amount raised for Marie Curie shows the love held for your husband and your sons did so well for their beloved Dad.
Lynne M you little early bird again!! your story made Lynn and I smile, certainly a honeymoon to remember, wishing you 30 more years together, hugs to you Tilly and Cully.
Cameeli hope you are home safe and well, can't wait to hear about your trip.
Steph well done, knew you would win in the end, I was on the edge of my seat reading about it, you go girl, gentle hugs.
Janet agree with Myra that pastry sounded like a desert, have a lovely weekend at the Brocante.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lynda B, Magpie, Lindsay, Tres, Julie and Lee, Wheely Bad, Myra P, Maureen K, Sandra, Mrs B, Pat S, Brenda L, Angela W, Maria A, Sheila G, Tandy, Alimecca and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
This is gorgeous, I even like the black seam binding!!! but don't know if I'd be brave enough to use it!
Congrats to Baconbits, lucky thing.
I was at Tynemouth Long Sands yesterday with my daughter and granddaughters so got my feet exfoliated the easy way with the sand between my toes!!! Had a lovely time but boy was I tired last night. Nothing like walking on sand to tire your legs.
Lynne Mills, laughed when I read your belated honeymoon story. We came back from 3 days honeymoon in Edinburgh with 12/6d (62 and 1/2p) so bought a frying pan and some bacon and bread (things were much cheaper in 1966). But when we went to bed in our flat for the first time that night, we realised we only had one pillow so guess who got up the next morning with a crick in the neck, and it wasn't him!!!
I hope everyone has as good a day as possible, and send my prayers to all who are in pain or grieving in any way.
Thank you Sue for your blog and inspiration xx

yorkielass said...

Ooops me again forgot to say congratulation Baconbits on winning the Wednesday giveaway, enjoy you lucky lady.
Hugs June xxx

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I also love this Rose stamp set and as soon as I have collected some Christmas goodies I will be buying it
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Maxine T said...

What a good idea Sue, The floral background is stunning, once again you have come up with a winner, love it!!!!
Maxine T

Theresa Sweetman said...

lovely card

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, the Rose Bouquet stamp is gorgeous, and coloured in it really complements the background paper.
I really love my Seville dies and have used them to made a frame and was really pleased with result, But my frame looked narrower than yours, must go and check my dies!

Congratulations Baconbits enjoy your card.

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Donna your boys are a credit to, managing to raise £200. Was brilliant. Hope you're all okay LOL

Lynne M. Loved your honeymoon story really made me smile.

Steph I really had to hold my breath reading your post, I can only say "big round of applause everyone, didn't she do well" ...... Proud of you for sticking at it (that pun was not intended ha ha hah)

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said.....

Hi Sue, I know what you mean about those roses - they are lovely! You always give me new ways to use my stamps and dies - thank you!

Hugs, Belinda. X

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours in the background paper. Your dies (as always) are the star of the show!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I just love how your dies work so well together, have a great weekend
Best wishes to everyone and congratulations to Baconbits

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I really, really need to get a set of these stamps, they are just so beautiful and they really add so much to your beautiful cards. xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Another Stunner of a card today, just love it. Have a good day everyone. Susi x

Anonymous said...

: ) How funny !

On our wedding night we fell out of bed (sleeping after a busy wedding day) we had moved our belongings from our engagement into a tiny little part furnished flat a few days before our wedding and bought a newbed - of course - but put the matress off the bed from the rented flat under our new one. I had to get on tippy toe just to perch on the edge of the bed (if you imagin the hight of 2 matresses) !! Well when we arrived at our little flat we were pooped, at around 2am I rolled onto my side onto the uneven edge of the matresses - oh nooo... But as newly weds and wanting to share everything with my new husband, I was NOT hitting the deck on my own, so.when I realised what was about to happen I grabbed onto Mr L who promptly followed me on the long way down to the floor. That was hard to explain and to make ourselves believed !
Part 2 ... I got heatstroke on Sandbanks beautiful beach after falling asleep. But as people waljed past us they were flicking sand up off their feet or footwear, so not only was I as red as any craft card you can buy, I was all patchy all down my legs ! Consequently that night I was so unwell my new poor husband had to go down to dinner alone leaving other guests to 'speculate' and me almost shivering myself out of bed LOL. Honeymoon's ay Lyn ? LOL.

Lancashire Steph xxx

Susan White said...

Very pretty - I can fully understand why you keep choosing to stamp those roses! Thanks, Susan x

Gail said...

Fab card again and actually thought the roses where 3D - they are fab xx GailT xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, its a beautiful day here in Lancashire. I love everything about this card BUT not the backing paper, like somebody said its too fussy for me. I spent all afternoon yesterday and all morning today on you tube watching all your demos, there is some really lovely cards I love the Winter Wonderland card and have pre ordered the Peace die, that will be my Christmas cards sorted...Yvonne xxx
well done Donna on raising so much. congratulations to winner of giveaway card...

Laura O said...

really like the center piece to this card .Laura O

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card. Really, really love it.

Congrats to Baconbits.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the roses, dies and embossing, just not sure about the rest of it. I must have bad craft brain this week because I so seldom dislike anything you do and this is the second or third time this week. Maybe next week I will return to normal :-)

Donna G, so glad yesterday went well for you and what a generous gesture to raise money for Marie Curie at such a sad time.

Lynne, you really made me laugh with your honeymoon story, at least you were together; my husband and I spent our first married night in separate bunks on the overnight sleeper from London to Scotland.

Baconbits, congratulations on being the Wednesday winner.


Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
I can't blame you for using the roses again, they are gorgeous. That's what just rite do, they MAKE us love their stamps so much they almost become an obsession!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue and everyone#
I do so love the backing paper you have used on this beautiful card and so clever using the roses stamp as you have done.

Pam I do hope all goes well next week for you, but do tell them your hands are very sore and ask if you can have crutches with Fisher handles they are so much more comfortable on your hands. I do hope your brother has arrived back safely, they have a long road ahead of them but where there is a will there is a way and I am sure they will succeed.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Sandra, Tina, Yorkielass, Lynne, Lynda, Julie Laz, Steph, and of course Sue.

Margaret corgi owner

Congratulations to the lucky winner something to treasusre!

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone, I do not like the backing paper,and the Roses,sorry Sue,without them,the Card would be Stunning.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful.Rare wifi signal so short message today
Love Jan x x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Very nice,these die mix well together and I like the way the micro beads mute the patterned paper.

Karen Drew said...

Very pretty card. Love the sparklers that you are using at the moment
Karen xx

terrie said...

Oustanding really turned out so nice...different kind of background paper but it does work perfectly...
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I just love this card and I have a picture of another card you made with this lovely background paper which is also another of my favourites.
I do not usually like these colours but I think the card is really gorgeous with those lovely roses, too!
Another lovely day here in W Sussex, goodness knows what we have in store overnight with all these reports of dreadful weather coming. However, gardens here are crying out for some rain so must not grumble!!
Love from
Lesley x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very pretty card, gorgeous stamping and fabulous backing paper, and very pretty die-cuts.
Congratulations to Baconbits, enjoy your beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the design and that backing paper is gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Blue Rose said...

Beautiful card Sue. I too love those roses, they just go well for any occasion.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What an Absolutely Stunning and Very Elegant card. I agree with you there we cant get enough of those Roses they are Stunning .
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Steph, good to know mine hasn't been the only dodgy one!! At least I got to have wonderful evening meals if nothing else. The romance definitely had to wait till we got back home. The scary bit is that my mum recommended the hotel. Not sure whether it was to make sure we could laugh at things or to give my family a great big laugh. Lol lynne m x x x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

Those Roses are gorgeous and as soon as I can, I will be adding them to my collection.

Hope your having a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Love the paper, dies, roses and embossing folder, but I am not sure about a black ribbon.
The tutorial on ribbon roses is great - had a go at Julia's workshop in Kettering last Tuesday. They are fun to do and I am sure practice will make perfect.


janet said...

Lucky baconbits!! Enjoy your card.

I like the card today but not sure if it isn't a bit too 'rosy' for me!
It's nice to ahve a different backing paper though.
Hugs Janet in Kent

IVY Cheong said...

Good evening Sue,

A stunning card, might replica that for my own birthday card on the 18th :-) just love the colours.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
such a very beautiful creation today.
I can see why you love to use that fab rose stamp.
Congrats to Baconbits on her win.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maureen Bleay said...

I like your card today Sue and very refreshing to see a brighter background altho' the embossed part is just right.(bit like the stamp with a different spelling eh?!?)Sorry about that just saw the connection as I typed!! Not in favour of the black bow with such a sunny picture, sorry Sue Hugs Maureen

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful card. Absolutely love that embossing folder. Congrats to Baconbits!

Barbara said...

Very pretty card, has a Victorian look to it. I do like the backing paper!
Congratulations to Baconbits on winning a gorgeous Card!!!

Joanna Dickson said...

Another stunning creation Sue.
I would love to take a seat inside your crafty mind just for 24 hrs. You amaze me daily.
Have a great weekend
Lots of love to you and the rest of the gang
Jo xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Today's card took a long viewing, I think it's because I don't often see backing papers on your cards! A heck if a lot of work went into it though and once I got used to seeing the rather lovely backing paper I rather enjoyed the effect. I like to mix my stash and it's funny how the stamp and the lapers match so well. The stamp is one of the next on the list. Only a week or so to wait before I order :-)

Inspection went well, thanks in no small part to Billy who charmed his way into the inspectors heart! Been a busy week and with the heat as well I was finished by yesterday evening. Slept most of today too but still tired and hurting so should sleep tonight too, fingers crossed! Need to be ok to meet my Dad and Stepmum for tea tomorrow. May not post as a result because I'd like to have all my energy for those couple of hours. Back been very painful all week, discovered injections have not made travelling easier yet. Just over 3 weeks now and still bruised, only avantage has been being able to sit up easier, which is a good one for me. The new cramping in my legs, more numbess and a change from one type of back pain for another I'm less pleased with. Still hoping for improvement but getting nearer that 4 week marker. Have to see GP about a hand injury that isn't improving anyway so will ask him about it. Don't think heat helps as have been quite swollen and sure generally plus I'm sure they said they can play with amounts of stuff they injected into me if things don't improve so room for adjustment. Have to save my "spoons" as I enjoy seeing Dad & Stepmum.

Thoughts with both Donna and Heather xxx

Steph, well done! I too was holding my breath reading your post! I'm glad you succeeded and hope you'll do more cards like that. Celebratory hugs!

Pam, hope your brother got home safe. Hugs for him and Robbie. Hugs for you too. Hope that cast comes off next week, hopeful hugs x

Big hugs for Baby Leo & his family XXX

Nice to have another Suffolker on the blog hotpotato, local hugs!!!

Hugs to all, especially if you hurt in any way, special hugs for our Sue, Yorkielass June, Myra, Maria, Theresa TOB, Janet Ecco, Lynda, Norah, Lindsay and anyone I forgot.

Love and hugs,

T x

Wheely Bad said...


Congrats to Baconbits

Make a special space for your prize!

and hugs to Alison x

Hazel said...

Sue another lovely card, Hazel xx

Wheely Bad I take Calum and magnesium tablets that help me with cramping and numbness, helped me through chemo treatment too. A supplement rather than a drug. It might help. Hazel xx

AnneRD said...

Lovely card Sue, especially like the frame and the background embossing folder. Anne x

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, I love the background paper so pretty with the micro beads. Congrats to baconbits. Pat x

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, thank you for showing it to us and sharing your knowledge with us all.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, a lovely, lovely card the rose stamp is very versatile it can be used again and again in so many different ways,and i have it so i will never get tired of seeing all the different ways you will use it, love to all J

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my fellow Wilsonettes,
Love the top of the card in the white and with the beautiful roses, but just can't get to grips with the paper underneath or the thick black bow. I do not know how i missed the black banner across yesterdays card, it must have been my brain blocking out that bit. The touch of black under the tag and the thin mat of black under the white mat is just nice giving that wee pop. I can see why you love the stamp as it is so pretty with the detail in it.
Pam, my doctor told me to get those gel pads for the balls of your feet and stick them to my sticks and it makes life a lot more comfortable. I think cutting up a gel in sole in half and wrapping it around the bar of the frame or crutches might give you some relief or a thick piece of memory foam, just an idea that could help you endure your remaining time. There is something called "facetime" that you can do on computers of all sorts. Perhaps George could take the laptop or tablet to Robbie's bed and you could talk to him and see him as well, it could give him an added boost and perhaps give you the same.
Well done Baconbits, you are in for a treat.
Sending you hugs and wee prayers Donna, i know you would probably be numb yesterday, but we are here for you if you need us. I am glad that such a wonderful sum was raised for very special people as they do bring in a lot of care to all not just their client. Well done to your son for his magnificent effort and thoughtfulness.
Nanna Tina, they seem to have babyized the programs with stupid voices making weird sounds. I know when i talk to a baby it is proper words i use and not goo goo, ga ga or equally obnoxious sounds. I once watched The Magic Roundabout with my son when it came back “new and improved”, once was more than enough as it had lost all the magic of those early years. Their updated versions are not a patch on the old ones.
Heather(Cr@fty), a real friend can take out of us what our so called families leave behind. A real friend is so very hard to find and impossible to replace, but I am so glad that you had the time you did with your friend as they will stay in your heart and memories forever, I’m just sorry you have lost that special person. Remember as long as they are held onto by our heads and hearts they can never truly leave us and that is a priceless gift. Hugs to you flower and sending a wee prayer up for you too.
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Norah McPhee said...

Well done Steph on conquering the dreaded double sided sticky paper AND the gilding flakes, you are on a roll flower. I hope that this has given your ego a well deserved boost and you can now hopefully not be so terrified the next time as you can do it, you just need a wee bit faith in yourself.
Glad you found your ebosser instructions Clare, panic stations over with but isn’t that just typical, we hunt high and low and they turn out to be in a place we would never have looking in.
Janet(Ecco) I would have been jiggered as well at all those stalls and that’s just looking at the vast array of sellers. What a different way of life it must be for you in Burgundy compared to across home here. I used to love going to the local markets where ever I went as it was so fascinating watching all the goings on and how the prices went up and down depending on how good a buyer you were. I think I would dread the return home after the time in tranquillity. Hope you had a lovely day with Mr E and you are right, his delight today was boring compared to being divorced last week.
Hi Julie, I hope you are feeling better these days and you and Lee are getting out more. With a scooter he can walk beside you and you can have a better day. Sending love to you both.
Lynne, I am so glad to see that even after all these years your hubby still makes the earth move for you literally. Nice to see Princess Tilly and Princess Cully retiring to their bed chamber to give mum a break. Hugs.
Started this this morning but just so tired today as hubby has been shouting “Norah” all day to do this and that and hold the window up in place to the point my back has gave in entirely, so I will see you all tomorrow hopefully,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Am back from my holiday! Just had a scroll through all your beautiful cards from this week - love them all especially Tuesdays video card. Hope you're well and hugs to all xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

lynda said...

Good eavening Sue & Wilsonettes just got home from my sons it was my step granddaughters birthday 17 today had lovely cuddles with baby grandson Harry6weeks old now .
Sue love this card love it all especially the beautiful rose stamp I do need that & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Wheely Bad I take quinine sulphate tablets from doctors as suffered bad cramps in legs. Hugs Lynda xx

Pam good luck for Wednesday hope it's good news.Hope your brother got home safely & found Robbie in good spirits love & hugs to you all Lynda xx

Lynne M you did make me smile with your honeymoon story. Mine was doomed as we went to Italy & I got so burnt had hanging blisters on my legs & arms & sun stroke so no cuddling up at all.Hugs Lynda xx

Steph you also made me smile I was reading with batted breath will she won't she & Yaaa you mastered the pesky sticky sheets & flakes so proud of you. Hugs Lynda xx

Donna my thoughts & prayers are with you pleased all went well & a great sum raised for Mari Curie Hugs to you & family.Lynda xx

Gentle hugs baby Leo xxx

Heather T big hugs love Lynda xx

Congratulations to Baconbits for winning Wednesday card xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Magpie,Yorkielass ,Lindsay ,Wheely Bad,Nanna Tina,TOB Theresa,Tres,Tina E,Mrs B,Myra P,Maureen K,Brenda L.Janet Ecco Hazel,Norah & wee Rory,Julie Laz & Lee, Camille , & all the above names. Love Lynda xx

Bigs hugs to all Wilsonettes & of course Sue love Lynda xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card I'm so late today
but been on all day to fix my internet connection
hopefully thats me back up and running.
Nancyd xx

iReneM said...

A beautiful card.

I love roses and the black adds just the right amount of drama.

Gorgeous :)


Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today
Don't know why I am surprised I have yet to see one of your card I do not like
You take care Sue
Theresa xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. Loving the background paper with the micro beads on. The rose stamp is lovely. Take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Sandy H said...

Nice card but I'd have to use a different colour for the bow.

I wonder just how many of us were holding our breath as we read Steph's description of her triumph over the gilding flakes. Congratulations Baconbits on winning the card giveaway.

Condolences to Donna G.

Take care everyone.

Janice Brummett said...

Love, Love, Love the embossing folder. Beautiful card as always.

Anonymous said...

FAB card today,Thanks Sue. Mabex

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed this yesterday as my grandkids were staying. Very pretty card must add the embossing folder to my wish list
Denise X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Yippee - yes I am the lucky winner, thank you everyone for all the comments of congratulations. I will treasure my win.
Amanda x

Rosie said...

Another stunning card Sue....

Vie Carter said...

Lovely detailed card


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