Friday, 8 August 2014

Miss You x 3

Morning all!  I think I will mix it up with a lighter number from my show in July.  I selected a lavender card ad stamped the Justrite Twisted Fleur background using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it in white embossing powder and trimmed it to size.  Using the Checkerboard Pinpoint folder, I embossed the pattern into the background for a textural feel.  I decided to keep it whole and just give it a thin white mat and then jazz up the edges with die cuts.  I used the Mystical Embrace die for this and cut it in coconut white card, the nipped it apart and mounted each of the edges so they just peeked out from behind my background.  On a separate piece of white card, I ran double sided sticky tape around the edge and then coated it with Iced Snow for a bit of bling peeking out from through the die cuts.  On a piece of deeper purple card, I stamped the sentiment from the Doily One set by Justrite.  I heat embossed it in white and cut it into a strip.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and topped it with a white crystal sparkler in the centre.  I seated the bow on some white tulle and tucked the sentiment strip end underneath.  Two matching stick pins I made were added to the bow to complete the look.  I finished the card with a few more mats of white and the same purple card from my sentiment strip.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Morning Sue and everyone, love the card today, so gorgeous.
My brother flies home to the States today, he has been more settled since he made the decision to go home early. He misses his family and just needs to be back with Robbie, so much going on right now. Robbie has been moving his fingers on both hands which is great news, he is so determined. He is classed as quadraplegic even with the movement in his hands/arms. George is taking back some football club shirts for him that we have bought, he will love them.
Cameeli, hope you are home well and safe and that you had a great time.
Sheila, so glad Nikki had a fab time.
Hoping all have a great day, love and hugs all round , such special friends xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a really pretty card. Take care all Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Pretty,delicate card this morning; love it!! Mabex

tracy w said...

hi sue
another stunning card thank you for sharing tracy w x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, I have some papers I could use in place of the background stamp.
Safe journey to your brother Pam and to all going away.
Cameeli I hope you had a lovely time in NY.
Gentle hugs for baby Leo and big hugs for all the Wilsonettes
Rain is forcast for today so I think I will make a start on Mums card.
Love and hugs
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x

Eemeli said...

Wonderful design. I am not sure if it is my computer screen or what but to
my taste the sentiment seems to be a bit too dark. I like it popping out but
maybe it pops out a bit too much with those delicate pastel colors...


Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card card Sue, have got to have a go at doing this type of background as it is great. xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, so beautiful and delicate
Carol x

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,
This is just a case of personal preference Sue,and I'm not sure why but Today's card just doesn't excite me. I think maybe the background is just a bit too fussy for me. I think I need another layer with one of your fab dies to tone it down a bit or so etching.

Hugs Alice xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, I think that background is super, and of course some more of those gorgeous stick pins. Bx

auscrafts said...

nice card

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, Another beautiful card. Hazel xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Pretty card Sue.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Yeah! At last I feel able to comment again! Although I haven't been around I have watched your posts with delight such lovely creations over this last week or so.

Today's card is very pretty. The background in particular is stunning though and one to add to the never ending list!

Have a great weekend my dear friend
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card but a bit plain me thinks. Could be it just needed a focal element to draw your eye to. Loving those stick pins.
Besr Wishes.
Denise x

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Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue such a lovely card today. I love the background die and will have to but a couple of these on my wish list. Since watching your videos I have become more confident in my stamping and I think I am ready now to go one step further. Beryl xx

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Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone, a really pretty card and I am going to try the embossing after stamping technique. Couldn't do any card making or anything else really yesterday as it was just too hot here...around 28 degrees.
Pam I hope your brother has a good journey home to his family. Got to go and turn my computer and Internet off as we have a storm starting.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card as always - love those stick pins - they really finish a card off me thinks. Happy Friday all
Clare W

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I'm with Alice G on this one, there's just something missing for me (a beautiful Spanish die cut maybe?).
Great news about Robbie, Pam - I know that you'll miss your brother but he knows where he needs to be.
Happy crafting. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

The Mystical Embrace is a lovely die and do like the bow and stick pins, but feel there is 'something missing' in the middle, Sue, it seems to need an extra oomph. More is always more for me!!

'P' in Wales

Heather T - you okay?? Sending hugs.

Sheila Lampard said...

Lovely card today.
Thank you for your hard work.
Sheila x

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card today' love the colour.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and everyone, such a lovely card today, and something that you can adapt many other back ground designs with, I will be having a play. Pam I hope your brother has a safe journey home, he will feel better once he is with Robbie again. Sending healing hugs to all who are unwell. Keep safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone what a lovely card love it

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this one. It is a beautiful card, with great stick pins. I love the look you get from embossing patterned paper : )
Have a good weekend everyone.
Sending hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie, Sandra and Pat,all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, I really like the way you have used a background stamp then used an embossing folder over it.


Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card and so apt for me today as I say my final farewell to my husband at his funeral. Donna

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Another Extremely Beautiful, Fabulous, Awesome Card, I really Love The Colours you've chosen today with The Lavendar and Coconut White. I Just Love how you've created your Background by using The Twisted Fleur Stamp from JustRite and I Love how you've heat embossed in True White Embossing Powder to bring out all the detail, I Loved how you then placed your piece of Card through your Fabulous Checkerboard Pinpoint Folder (Stunning) this makes The Card look so Tactile and when I checked out on the close up shots it shows the details coming through. Then I Love how you've used The Mystic Embrace Die and added The Die Cuts just beneath your Card Topper, I Love how you've added The Iced Snow around The Edge of another piece of card so when your Die Cuts are placed on top the Bling comes peeking through. I Love The Sentiment from JustRite your Fabulous Messy Bow Sparkler and your Stunning Stick Pins, Sue another Beautiful Card I Love The Detail, Thank You for the breakdown on how to achieve The Card
Sue Thank You for The Great Photography Shots which show all the details in The Card so clearly, Thank You for This Tremendous Blog and for Blogging each and every day, Thank You for all your hard work.
Sue Thank You "For The Daily Inspiration you give to me, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it"
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Brilliant idea embossing over a pattern, love the effect.
I like this card very much, think I might be the colour.
Sorry to hear your brother Is going home earlier Pam, but it is much better for him to be with his son.
Gail Cx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift if so beautiful and what a gift to end the working week with for those who need to use that awful week. Retirement is fantastic- we say in our house that the money isn't good but it's the best job we have ever had.
I just love today's gift and it reminds me so much of a victorian tile which when finished with around the fire place is used in a block of wood and sat on the table so teapots etc can be stood on it but then it looks too beautiful to cover is up so stays as decoration.
Sue your new folders are waiting for me in the UK when I get back so it will be like Christmas opening a gorgeous parcel.

Sandra - hope your journey hasn't been too bad so far and that the weather is treating you kindly. While you're away I'm going to get to grips with your block.

Pam - I know that you'll miss your brother but he is going back stronger than when he arrived because of the strength you having given him. As I've said before when something awful happens to children it's all the family who need comfort and gentleness and I know that he has received this from you and taking it back to his lovely wife and fantastic son.

Well it's Friday so it's market day people watching while we have a drink and then to drool at the pastry shop window deciding what is going to be our weekly treat.

Hope everyone is feeling better this morning and for those who have plans for this week-end that all comes together. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, I'm loving the JustRite background stamp, it looks gorgeous especially with the embossing on it too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dear Pam, So glad that Robbie is so determined it will help him so much with his recovery. He will adore the football shirts.
Lots of love and huge hugs to you all, from Patricia xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card like the dies set at each corner must give this a try. Wish I could make beautiful stick pins like you stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card , love the embossing on top of the background stamp. As usual your stick pins are lush. Lol lynne m x x x x

Its getting ridiculous now as up at 5:20am this morning cuz poochies refuse to lay in!!!. Blasted pesky critters are worse than an alarm clock, at least you can turn a clock off. No such luck with poochies cuz all they do is whine until we go out. Then as soon as we get in the car they then whine till we get to the forest. Well today we had to go to the same spot as yesterday cuz our favourite spot access road is still closed. No rabbits or birds to chase so poochies just had to make do with getting as mucky as they could ( believe me they did) much to hubby's disgust cuz he silly man had cleaned his car. I tried really hard not to laugh but sometimes you just have to let go. Serves him right for all the times he tells me his princesses never misbehave. So back home now washing all the poochies towels as they are covered in dirt. Hopefully they will sleep for awhile to give me a bit of peace, before getting up to more mischief. Yesterday after their morning sleep they spent ages chasing each other around the garden, I'd love to have their energy.

To all in pain or need - myself and poochies send massive hugs and lol x x x

Have a good day everyone x x x x x

barbiepinkfairy said...

A really pretty card and not too fussy . Love the colours.

I tried my justrite Christmas wreath stamp last night - first time I hade used justrite WOW such a fantastic image first time - real quality. Will definitely buy their stamps again.

First time macaroon making with Tilly and her friend today not too sure on this one as I think they are difficult to get right - will let you know.

They have had me out on the bike again every evening! Still not fallen off!

Love to all xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely gorgeous card colour
and background and die cuts all super.
Nancyd xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue,
This is my type of card. Love it. I think I will need to invest in the backkground stamp. Thanks
Keep crafting

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love it ,hugs sarah xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Very pretty card today Sue, very feminine, very you!
Have a great day and a great week Sue,

TDQ Karen said...

That is so simple but I like it, though I agree there is a big space which seems to be crying out for something

Joan D said...

Lovely card Sue,and the colours really do work for me. X x

Linda Graham said...

Another beautiful card Sue,you amaze me with all the idea`s you come up with,ive just purchased the background stamp cant wait to try it,thank you for sharing Linda x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the way you've made edges out of this die. Really beautiful card.
Love Val in Spain x

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue so elegant and fresh looking
Hugs to all have a great weekend
Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Wilsonettes.

Donna Golby - Im so sorry if Ive missed previous posts of your's. What can I say - I hope you get through the worst day in your life with lots of family support.

Pam - I wish as a blog family we could have sent a few bits n bobs to you for Robbie to help encourage him (although he sounds such a determind young man) but it feels we have followed his journey so far via you Pam, and personally I wish I could have either sent a donation or something of which he is interested in. Hope your brother has a safe trip home, and that he feels slightly more settled.

I love today's card, but, and I've NEVER added a but before, I feel it needs something to break the background up.. I feel awful adding a but, sorry Sue, I feel Im betraying you and your talant.

Today, I shall be getting my head down trying to 'catch up' with cards that need re-stocking, but then I think of new cards I need to add to my market collection, and it seems Im making more work for myself ! I need to list my idea's, list what stamp's I have to make these 'new' cards, then ONLY do them once Ive caught up with the other's ! Gosh, I need to be able to cut myself in two !
Anyway, Ramble ramble ramble !

I send love n hugs to all this Friday.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Wendy L said...

So pretty Sue.xxxx

Pam said...

Donna, so sorry for the loss of your husband. Hope today goes well for you. You are in my thoughts.
Heather, good to see you back, hope all is well with you.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, do love the effect of the stamping and embossing together. Have a lovely day. Love Jean xxx

gwen70 said...

Such a pretty card Sue

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card. I love the background stamp and it looks even better having been put through your fabulous embossing folder for dimension. Loving the stickpins too. Thanks for sharing.
Pam, so good to hear Robbie is progressing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely, fresh card with the Sue Wilson elegance about it.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Annie said...

Beautiful card, Sue, love the background and the corners, must have a go at snipping for corners!
Annie x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Happy crafting and have a lovely day ....x

Diane said...

Hi Sue lovely card today I must try the background stamping then embossing it gives so much texture. I have got to make a card next week for hubby's gran who has trouble seeing so will be using lots of textures and bright colours for that one. I like the edges of the dies sticking out the sides again another trick to try. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

I will be thinking of you today Donna what a sad day xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card today Having a bad day today So keeping it short

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do like the style of this one. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love Jean Z xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a very pretty card today, love the lilac stamped foal point that has also been embossed and your stick pins are so pretty. Love it.

Pam....god news about Robbie moving his fingers, hopefully this is just the start of better things to come. I know you'll miss your brother but it's understandable that he wants to be with Robbie. Wishing him a safe journey and you know we're here for you.
Hugs to those who need them and for those who just want one.

Love Sheila xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the die cut used to pretty up the edges.
Donna Jones

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love todays card. Less is definitely more and great that you have left so much of that beautiful background on display.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I too think this card reminds me of a Victorian tile. The stamping and embossing gives it such a pretty look. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, not sure about the black banner. Possibly a more leathery grey colour might not look as stark? But that is only my personal preference. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Rosie said...

Another stunning card, Sue.....

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
What a pretty colour for this card, simple but effective
Audrey O'Brien, Co Wicklow, Ireland

Evelyn Sinclair said...

That last comment was meant to read pewtery grey. Not leathery. Predictive text. LOL Evelyn x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a pretty card I love the stamp you have used. This card could be used for any occasion.
Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Glennis said...

Another stunning card - I love the colours

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely elegant card, certainly a case of less is more, love it.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty, love it. Thank you.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jayne S said...

Lovely card again as usual. Love the colours and the die is stunning.

camelot67 said...

Good MorningSue,

Once again a very pretty card - loving the colour. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very pretty background and the colour is one of my favourite ones. It's a winner all the way. Have a lovely weekend. Best wishes

carol edwards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours and the nip and tuck is great. Think I need one of those! X

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Pretty and elegant in its simplicity.

Jackie Meechan said...

Yet another gorgeous card Sue. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us every day don't know how you do it.

Hope everyone has a great day and my thoughts are with you all.
Big crafty hugs

Marion said...

Hi sue I agree with the comments made .I love the colour and the simplicity of it.
Marion H

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another stunner today. It's perfect in its simplicity.
Amanda xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I love the mystical embrace die . pretty card
Denise X

nannapat said...

I love this one Sue. The embossing on the stamped background looks lovely and the corner flourishes are so pretty. Pat x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here Sue and more of these outstanding stickpins, I just absolutely love on your cards too.

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue
wow another gorgeous card. I'm lovely all these new dies.
I've just finally managed to watch the video demo's as my phone has been playing up. It wouldn't pick up a server or something, way too technical for me lol. Thank you for all the use tips. My brain is a minefield these days haha!!

Have a fabulous day to everyone.
Lots of love
Jo xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a very pretty card , loving the Bow and pins
Elaine H X

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies,
I really like this and when I look at this card, I just think "deep and crisp and even". It would make a totally different Christmas card and I'd take the dark sentiment from the middle and put a lighter Christmas one there. Know what I mean?
But Sue, it's personal preference isn't it?
Lynne Mills, go back to bed!
Pam, I hope you are ok and that your brother has a safe journey back home to see Robbie. Safe journey to all who are travelling and I hope everyone has as good a day as they can xx

Anonymous said...

I really must think more about cutting up the die cuts. A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card card, not too fussy, love the colours you have used today.
Will catch up later. Take care, Jess x

Carole Z said...

Such a pretty, delicate card Sue, Hugs Carole Z X

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. It is a lovely light card. I have your new pinpoint folders and they are lovely and so textural without being a big design. Thank you for your inspiration and sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the background stamp.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. So pretty and delicate, and you've used my favourite colour- purple. Hope you have a fabulous day. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fab card love the background stamp and the clean and simple look
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card in my favourite colours. I do like this background and your stick pins.
Start to make a list Steph of what you need to do or what sells well. Then you'll have a good starting point.
Hope your hills are alive today Norah.
I do hope you are feeling better today Sue it's a bit cooler here today, but still looks to be warm.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual. Hugs to anyone else in need of one today.

Lorna D said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely I really like the embossing with the stamped background, the colours are so elegant. Thank you for the continued inspiration.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, most of the time I make a card for a person/occasion but I do like to have a box of cards ready for when I or my family need a card this instant. This card is perfect for that and I do love to have craft sessions where I just play. Your stick pins are beautiful - another thing got me to try!

Hugs, Belinda. X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Like how you've made borders out of the mystical die. Love that die. Have a good weekend. SueL

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Well you have set the cat among the pigeons today! I love having so much of the background on show as that stamp is just too gorgeous to cover up and your checkerboard embossing folder has become my real 'go to'. Hmm about that bow, flowers every time please. But that pop of black really works for me. Great to read all the other points of view. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue.I like the idea a of stamping a background and then embossing it. Must use this technique more often. Caz x

Paula said...

Gorgeous card Sue, but then all your cards are!!

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the edges on this die it looks lovely.
Beverley W

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the die cut used to pretty up the edges.
Donna Jones

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card, so soft colored. I'm totally in love with the pins :)

nzillingworth said...


Theresa Pace said...

gives me the impression of being spongey for some reason. love that aubergine card- gives it an elegant touch xx

Kate's Cards said...

So delicate. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card today. I love the colour combination. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

yorkshiresue said...

Wow Sue I absolutely adore the lilac and white, they look stunning
The card is wonderful
Have a pleasant weekend
Hugs Sue XXX

Jill Liddle said...

Very nice

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Loving today's card
Love the colour and the combination of the dies and embossing folders it looks fantastic
Get well wishes to those that need them
And Pam Robbie will get there I am sure
He sounds like a very strong willed young man
Sue you take care and have a great day
Theresa xx

June Horrocks said...

Dear sue I love this card it's so pretty I love it when I see one of your beauties and think I could do that. The banners are brill and the black sets it off lovely. Love to all xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Love the background stamp, very pretty card. Take care. Claire

Lacelady said...

Love the card Sue, I never think to emboss backgrounds that I've stamped, so I really must try it.

Maxine T said...

Simple is beautiful, I like it very much.
Maxine T

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a bit earlier than usual today! I like today's card Sue but it wouldn't be a favourite. I love the colours and the stamp but I'm not keen on the sentiment strip. There are a few on the stamp set , if I remember rightly, and I wasn't keen on them when I first saw them. Even you haven't changed my mind on this on! Sorry. Love that EF.

Donna - so very sorry to hear your sad news. What a difficult day today will be - sending love and prayers and praying that today goes as well as it can for you. Take care x
Pam - thinking of you too. Hope all goes will with flight for your brother. Do you get the cast off next week?
Been distracted so many times since I started this at 8 55am! So beginning now makes nonsense at all!
Love to all,
Myra x

SHARICA said...

Another fab card today ...

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and all my fellow Wilsonettes,
I feel in love with that mystical embrace die when i first seen it Sue as it was just so beautiful. It as a background to your stamped foreground just sets it off beautifully. I have fallen for today's pins in a big way as they are so pretty and add that detail that just finishes of your beautiful card to perfection.
Safe journey home George from all us Wilsonettes and please give that fantastic son a big hug from us all as he is a fighter and improving with each passing day. Sending you a big hug as well just to let you know we care.
Go for it Beryl, you'll be amazed at just how good you are. I practice on a piece of copy paper first just to see where it will hit and where it doesn't do so well and then re ink as if it was going out of fashion. What have you got to lose?
Glad to see you back again Heather, i'm sorry that you haven't been up to it but hopefully you will start remembering the good times, it just takes time but we're here for you. Hugs.
Janet that people watching would suit me right down to the ground just as long as i didn't look at their hair as i can't stand to see scissor marks in someones hair. If we go in the Park and Ride, Kirsten has me sitting at the front of the bus as i look at peoples hair that sit in front of me and i've got to resist the urge to say something or worse still, sort it. But i wonder if Mr E will be getting a Divorce again this week?
Lynne,it is a wonder that daddy wonderful doesn't have a seat protector on for just such occasions when his little princesses are less than princess looking. I have this image of little fluffy dogs in baby princess gowns and bows in their hair and then rolling in the biggest mucky puddle that they can find, but Cully and Milly wouldn't do anything like that ;))
Barbiepinkfairy, it wont matter if they turn out right or wrong, the children will have a great time and well done on staying upright after so long.
Steph, i felt sure that you were two people and was going to ask how you did it. Please don't over do it as you will set yourself back and then get fair annoyed with yourself because you can't, because you are in so much pain. Sorry, lecture over, the main thing is having fun because that is what got you start into it to start with.
Donna, my heartfelt sympathy to you, i am so sorry to hear of your beloved husbands' death. Sending gentle hugs your way.
Awh Sorry Theresa(Tob) that your wee lass' journey was in vain. That's not fair advertising a wage and then expecting the candidate to take a much lower wage after all her hard work. It obviously wasn't her time yet but like Cameeli, out there the perfect job is just waiting for the right talent to come along. Get some heat soothing in to your sore bits Theresa, but you did what any mum would to make your wee girl reach her dream so you are a Queen in her eyes and ours.
Well we have lovely weather at the moment, stupid O.H. is chiseling out for my window to go in with a pair of speedo swimming goggles on so the dust doesn't get in his eye and what a ticket he looks i can tell you. Is there any telling him? That'll be a no, so i am leaving him to it as i just get shouted at anyway.
Oh how happy you all made me with joining in with our childhood programs. The one that i think must have been my favourite had the fire station in it with Hugh Pugh, Barney Magrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub(i think that was his name). Funny how you get something into to your head and can't get rid of it, like Shari and Lamb Chops, or Paddington Bear from Peru and his marmalade sandwiches. I think us of a certain age had the best of childrens telly as it was all good fun and they didn't speak(if you can call it that) making stupid noises. Thank you girls for brightening up my day with long ago memories, you are fantastic,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Theresa Sweetman said...

very pretty as usual

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very stylish, love the colour and design and those beautiful stick pins finish off that bow

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is beautiful, love the white embossing and the Checkerboard Pinpoint EF. The stick pins are lush. enjoy the rest of your day.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband, you are in my thoughts and prayers, hope that this sad day goes as well as it can for you, gentle hugs xx
Pam hope that George has a safe journey back to Robbie, Robbie is such a brave fighter, hugs to you all.
Heather welcome back, you were missed.
Meg O and baby Leo, gentle hugs.
TOB Theresa what a frustrating day for you all, your daughter will find her dream job, worthy of her talent, hope your pain is easing, gentle hugs.
Wheely Bad hope the house inspection goes well, the portrait of you all sounds sounds perfect, gentle hugs.
Lindsay you must be so proud of your daughter and pony, what a good job she did. Hope your boy is improving, it is good that he can go out a little.
Myra the boys name is Champion the Wonder Horse is Ricky, pleased that this was a favourite of your brother, happy memories.
Norah thank you for reminding us of childhood memories, what a treat that little road has been. Your post made me smile today, hugs to you and wee Rory.
Lynne M I was giggling at your post today, bet your hubby's face was a picture, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Steph, Jean D, Lynda B, Magpie, Myra P, Maureen K, Tres, Julie and Lee, Sandra, Mrs P, Pat S, Janet Echo, Angela W, Maria A, Alimecca, Yvonne M and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Norah, the little divas only did it today cuz they were frustrsted with no pesky varmits to chase. They normally only get mucky when I'm around . Making sure hubby only sees them as his little princesses. They were little and fluffy when we had them but now definitely not lap dogs. The thought of them dressed up like princesses appeals to my weird sense of humour cuz it is so not them. Lol to you and your hills lynne m & mighty menaces x x x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Donna, massive hugs and lol from me , Tilly & Cully ( fur babies) x x x x

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

It amazes me how' you keep coming out with these inspirations to inspire us. This card is stunning and elegant. Beautiful as all your cards.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling xx

Chris Curry said...

A pretty card Sue. I love the delicate lavender and white together. Thank you. Xx

Susan White said...

Really pretty card Sue - I bet it has great texture in real life!! Thanks, Susan x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very unusual card. The corners are lovely and the Crystal button is stunning. Purple is such a beautiful colour one of my favs
Take care
Hazel G xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I think this card is lovely, like an outfit you can dress it up or dress it down, to suit the occasion, so yes, it works for me. The only thing I would change - I would use a paler colour card for the sentiment.
Busy morning in the garden, worked through to lunchtime hubby was out there to and yet it doesn't look any different!
Take care now, love Brenda xxx

Donna, So sorry to hear your sad news, thinking of you love and prayers.
TOB, what a day you had yesterday, hope your not suffering to much today. I'm sure there's something better around the corner for your daughter, that company didn't deserve her, with all her talents, she is too good for them.

doreenj said...

Lovely card, I like the idea of embossing embossed card (if you know what I mean!!)

Doreen x

terrie said...

Great looking card....
I really like the die cut behind the lavender panel...
Well done Sue

Gail said...

Beautiful card again - I am lucky enough to have this emboss folder and it is fab xx GailT xx

Sheila said...

Gorgeous as usual, Sue. I don't appear to be receiving you daily email anymore but it still says I am subscribed!

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card today. I have been using that embossing folder with patterned papers and it really gives them dimension
Karen xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Love the Mystical Embrace edges peeking out behind the corners!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card,love lilac and cream.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue
This is really quite a basic card (for you lol) but it's really very effective, especially with the bow and hat pins to add some sparkle and shine. Love it, love it, love it :) xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card, love the background stamp and the colour, just beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another really super creation today.
Love that fab colour and design.
Beautiful stick pins you have made too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat. Yep I make a list. I list which cards Ive sold as I sell them, and if they are 8x8 or the smaller 6x6 cards I make.
But then I think of others, that due to us taking on celebrations that you would only find in the USA a few years ago - such as Bridal/Baby showers. So I have added those onto my ever increasing list of 'to do' cards.
I thank you for your suggestion though Pat. And thank you for even replying.
Lots of hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx Enjoy your evening xx

janet said...

I think I've missed this pretty stamp entirely!! I have the embossing folder and the die used, but not the stamp. I do have others that will work. After watching the video this week, I've ordered the adhesive paper so I can do the card in it. I have the stained glass striplet so will be set to go.
What did you think of my idea re videos?
Hugs Janet in Kent

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love the mystical embrace die very intricate, and the mauve background stamp and how the EB folder gives it a textured look . Thanks Sue xx
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and all wilsonettes and of course to you Sue xxx
Jean D

Janice K said...

Love the idea of coupling the background embossing with stamping, very effective.x

Laura O said...

lovely card .Laura O

Maureen B. said...

Lovely card today Sue and the stick pins really give it some glitz. Used the checkerboard embossing board today for the first time and I really like it. Have a nice weekend Hugs Maureen

Barbara said...

Pretty card!
I have the Mystical Embrace but haven't used it yet, great idea as usual for using it as a background.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I don't know what's happened, but I left a comment this morning and it was there and now it's gone! How strange is that! Well, I'll have another go and just hope I can remember what I said!! Today's card - I'm not sure about it I'm afraid, I think it's the black sentiment.however on the plus side I love your pinpoint embossing folders and I think for the background for this card I would use the floral pinpoint ( can't remember the name of it) and then go over it with something like pan pastels to bring out the pattern as I don't have ant background papers like yours.
Lynne I'm so pleased that your hubbie has seen the pesky critters at work - now he might have a bit of sympathy for you! Donna, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. I hope today hasn't been too horrendous for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heather, good to have you back. Lindsey pleased things are going well with stallion and foal and well done to your daughter.pam, I know you will miss your brother but he probably just needs to be with Robbie. It's good to hear Robbie is making some progress. Sending love and hugs to everyone who needs / wants them. Love to all, Alison xx
Ps cam hope you've had good time in New York xx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi sue
Fabulous card, think it will try this one this weekend hopefully.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, an absolutely gorgeous specimen for us today purple and white are always a big hit with me, it never fails to impress us all, i have had a card free day today and that's a first for me, thank you sue love to all J

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A really lovely background on this card. xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes,
What a day! However I sat down with a glass of wine to read today's comments.
Alison - I thought I'd read your post earlier but then I was in such a tearing rush that I could have got it wrong! It was the pan pastels bit I remembered? I think !
Heather good to have you back with us - I missed you too.
Lindsay so pleased to hear your news- such hard work rewarded! Well done to your daughter too. So oo pleased no one is asking me to get up at 5 30am or 6 30am!! You are all amazing! I'll walk your dogs at midnight - but not at that ungodly hour in the morning. Lol!
TOB Theresa - what a day! Hope you have recovered. Your daughter had a lucky escape methinks. There will be just the right job for her around the corner. Take care.
Donna - do sincerely hope that you have got through today with maybe even a thankful heart for happy years together. Sleep well! Love Myra x
Sending love to Sue - who makes this possible! and Sue's Mum - sending hugs! Love to Sandra - hope today has not tired you out too much. Enjoy your holiday with your lovely family x
Love to Norah, Steph, June, Alison, Janet - hope the pastries were good! - ,Wheelybad, Julie Laz, Tres,
Lynne, Lynda x , Brenda L , Heather T , - hope you ok! , Maureen Killen, Sheila, Magpie, and anyone I've forgotten x- I'm tired!

Lindsay Martin said...

Well I could have sworn I posted earlier Sue. Like others not so sure on today's card. But I'm sure in real life it's gorgeous, the camera sometimes doesn't do the finished article justice.
Lynne, we pop out dogs in microfibre bags, zip them up with. Just heads sticking out, they go in dirty and about 20 mins later they come out clean, they do look funny jumping around, but they sure do the job.
Janet hope your cake was lovely today, makes my mouth water just thinking about them.
Pam, Your Robbie is amazing, keeping my fingers crossed for more small milestones for him
Heather big hugs on this hard day for you.
June, hugs as always.
Steph you do a marvellous job, but I know what you mean about not getting the cards done in the right order!
Love and hugs to all my friends on here, Alison, Karen, Julie and Lee, Theresa, TOB, Tina, Margaret, Norah, Cameeli, Tres, Myra, wheelybad to name but a few.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, just like Lindsay and Alison I know I posted earlier (lunch time) and it has vanished.

I think I said something along the lines of I love the stamp and the embossing but am not too sure about the rest. Glad to see that I wasn't alone in this today. Phew!!

Also said to Donna that my thoughts were with her today.


lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes I also left a comment Sue this afternoon but now it's not here they keep sending me into cyber space. Love today's card the background is so pretty the only thing is the sentiment in black I think would look better in a lighter colour but that's just my choice sorry & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Donna so Sorry for the loss of your husband my thoughts & prayers were with you today love & hugs to you Lynda xx

Heather good to have you back missed you hugs Lynda xx

TOB Theresa what a day you had sorry your daughter had a disappointment with her interview it's there loss.
I had an encounter with a seagull too yesterday it didn't go on the car but on my head & so much Yuck !!! Lol Hugs Lynda xx

Lyndsey pleased everything's going well with the stallion & foal & well done to your daughter hugs Lynda xx

Pam great news Robbie's doing so well & making some Improvements. wish your brother a safe trip home with his family hugs Lynda xx

Camille hope you had a fab time in N.Y hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Lynne M & peskiest pooches, Yorkielass,Wheely Bad,Janet Ecco,Myra P,Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Margaret corgi owner,MaureenK,Mrs B,Julie Laz,Brenda L,Sheila,Magpie,Hazel,Steph,Norah & wee Rory & anyone I'v forgotten
Love Lynda xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone

What luxury, so very rich and absolutely beautiful, how do you do it Sue day after day week after week such fantastic cards!

Great news of Robbie you must be delighted Pam and also sad to see your brother returning home, such a roller coaster of emotion for you, hang on in there sweetie.

I know just what you are talking about Steph not knowing what to do first I am just the same, and the more I tell myself to get organised the worse I am! Like now I have been so busy today I almost forgot to leave my comment.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them, especially Sue, Sandra, Pam and Robbie, Tina, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lindsay and Steph.

Margaret corgi owner

AnneRD said...

Lovely embossing on the stamped background Sue, adding more impact. A lovely project. Anne x

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card, Sue and such a lovely thing to send to someone. The embossing over the background is really effective. I love your big bow and hat pins.

Rachel x

dreamer said...

A another wonderful card, out of the thousands you do love them all. Love, love love regards wendy

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another lovely card Sue!

Sorry I've not been post each day, I've been away for a week and the signal was really weak and I really struggled to get a proper connection.

Hope you're keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

iReneM said...

Such a lovely combination of stamp embossing and die.

A gorgeous creation :)


lindyloo12 said...

Another lovely card, my daughter would love the colour combination as she loves everything blue and white.

Vie Carter said...

Another lovely card Sue