Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sweet Dreams

 Good Sunday morning all!  A simple, but sweet card for today's offering.  One of the things that I love to do is change die cuts to suit my card needs and this is no exception.  I started by embossing my white background with the Floral Brocade Pinpoint embossing folder for texture and interest.  I selected some aubergine coloured card and cut it with the Mystical Embrace die.  I love the look of this one, but it was just too long for my card.  I nipped it in the centre where the two circular knobs are and took that section away on the top and bottom.  I put the die back together, shortening it to fit my needs.  I glued it on to the background and overlapped the swirls in the ceentre to cover the cut area.  I used the smaller die from that set and cut it in white and shortened it as well.  I stamped the decorative scalloped circle from the Justrite Butterflies Cling set and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet before cutting it with a circle die.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with Iced Snow.  I stamped it again, but this time only cut out the smaller circular centre section with the butterfly.  I coloured it with a Shaded Lilac Distress marker and mounted it up on foam in the centre.  I finished the card with a pierced white mat layer, then the matching aubergine coloured card and a final white mat.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7 1/4" in size.

Now on to the Sunday Comment Game winners for the week.  This week's winners are:
Anne Crawford!!!
Cards 2di4!!!
Jennifer Smith-Kirk!!!

For the extra qualifying post of August 13th, the winners are:
Julie Rosier!!!
Janette MacArthur!!!
Edwina Scotney!!!

For the extra qualifying post of August 15th, the winners are:
Theresa Dickinson!!!
Ruth Kidd!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  

One more thing before I go, you are definitely going to want to check back to the blog in the morning as I have another, long awaited (at least by me!) surprise for you!!  I am very excited about it!!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Morning Sue, loving today's card, just beautiful. Congrats to all winners.
Thank you for the many good wishes yesterday, wobbled on the crutches and went down, but I am okay. Few bruises but nothing major and the ankle was okay
Jean, so happy about the news of the coming baby, congratulations. Steph you are a true inspiration, don't you dare pack up your crafty stash for the attic.
Hugs for Cheryl and baby Leo, and the fabulous Rory, and also to all the beautiful, thoughtful caring Wilsonettes.

auscrafts said...

love the way you've altered the die to suit the card

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you change the dies to suit your cards, I usually cut them to make them bigger not smaller as I don't have the bigger diesn stunning card.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Pam so glad your ok after the fall, I had a fall after having cast off and hit my leg under the knee next day my bad foot was black but a trip to the minor injury centre told me all was ok take care as my Mum told me take more water with it x
Gentle hugs for baby Leo
Love and big hugs to all Wilsonettes and welcome to the newbies
Looking forward to tomorrows surprise
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a gorgeous card, I love the aubergine die cut, and the reminder to cut into our shapes. No matter how often you tell us, I keep forgetting! I think I am going to stick a note on my Grand Calibur! The Justrite Butterflies Cling set is so pretty too. I am looking forward to tomorrow : ))
Lynne Mills, sorry I forgot to say Congratulations yesterday.
Congratulations to all of the winners today.
Wheely bad, I couldn't agree more with your comments yesterday, so so true!
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie-glad you're not too hurt, to Sandra and Pat and all of my special friends, and to all in need. Have a good day everyone. Take care.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the way you change die cuts to suit what you want and your pinpoint EFs are stunning. I wonder what tomorrow's surprise might be???
Pam, pleased that your accident wasn't too serious but please be careful. Steph, everyone has days where their inspiration falters but don't give up - your crafty mojo will return soon.
Sorry that I forgot to say congrats to Lynne yesterday, I love your stories about the pesky poochies. Congrats to all today's winners too.
Happy crafting and special hugs to those in pain. Sue xxx

dianeandchipps said...

Morning all. I have finally had a change to catch up on Sue's blog. I have been a bit out of action as lying in a hospital bed.
Sue as always another fantastic example of your work. xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love that Mystical Embrace die - so ornate. You've got me wondering about tomorrow....Happy crafty Sunday Wilsonettes
Clare W

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Well Another Beautiful Card I So Love The Colours You've Chosen The Aubergine and The Coconut White They Look Great Together.
I really Love your Floral Brocade Pinpoint Embossing Folder it's just so pretty, I Really Love how you look at Dies and create different items whether completely different or to make them smaller like you have in this case, I only ever think about it when I've seen you use it on a Video or on Create and Craft and then I can make a note of it. I Love The Mystical Embrace Die that you've used today it looks amazing.
I Love how you've used The Butterflies Set from JustRite and once cut out you've placed on a sticky sheet then used "The Awesome Iced Snow"
Then I Love how you've stamped once more this time cutting out The Section With The Beautiful Butterfly and then you Coloured in with a Shaded Lilac Distress Marker, a Truly Beautiful, Elegant Card. Sue Your a Star Thank You For The Tips and Techniques, Thank You Very Much For Sharing, Thank You For This Great Blog.
Thank You For Your Kindness With Gifts Each And Every Week.
Sue On A Personal Note: A Huge Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Can't Tell You How Much I Appreciate It Thank You So Very Much Indeed.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Congratulations to All of The Weekly Comment Gift Winners.
Hugs to All.

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card as usual making dies do what you want them to do. Brill.
Hugs to everyone and congratulations to the winners.

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
the card looks great, think I can guess what might be on the blog tomorrow? a Dear Father Christmas letter springs to mind... ha x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for all your inspiration, the cards are beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners and yesterdays one. Now you have us on tenter hooks again. Take care all Kitty.

fran dade said...

sue so love your cards they give me inspiration to make more cards, but i have been in a how can i say not so good place so have not been makeing card, but alway look at your cards and plus videos. keep crafting until i am well fran

Gail said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone,
Well just my sort of card it's brilliant! I forget I can cut to fit my card, this is a good reminder.
So nice to see you back in place Pam, sorry to hear about your fall, please take care.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Gail Cx

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant card as always Sue, love the tips for getting more use from the dies. Congratulations to the winners xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I love how you have "altered" the Die, thank for that inspiration. Keep forgetting about these things.
A stunning card I love the beautiful design.
Pam so glad to see your post at the top of the list again. Hope you are none the worse after your fall.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Jazzylady said...

Good morning Sue,
Another lovely card to greet us with this morning. I love everything about it so will definitely be using the dies I have to copy it. Still saving for these ones. I wonder what tomorrow's surprise will be.
Lots of love, Karen x

Ecco of Sheffield. said...

morning Sue
Before I do anything else I must congratulate Lynne for being the Wednesday winner and apologise for forgetting to do so yesterday. You're a very lucky girl!

Sue today's gift is so simple but so so elegant and beautiful. It certainly fits the bill of 'less is more' and who wouldn't love to receive this through their post box! I love the sound of the colours used today but on my machine they have come out as a steely grey and I love it in that scheme as well. Will definitely be doing this one.

Pam - So pleased to see you in your usual place. Yesterday just wasn't the same without you being their at the side of me while I was typing. Please take things slowly and very very carefully. You do not want to undo all that good work you and your surgeon have done.

Steph - you know that old song 'pick yourself up; dust yourself down and start all over again'. I use this a lot when things don't do what they're supposed to do because of me.

Norah - belated birthday wishes to that fantastic boy of yours. Sorry they're late as I didn't know. He's certainly one in a million and we could do with many more like wee Rory.

Well I'm saying this very very softly because I don't want to hex things but we have sunshine this morning and that makes two mornings in a row. It's down to single figures on the Angel (thermometer) but at least it's sunshine.

Congratulations to all the very lucky winners. I just know you'll enjoy your prize.

Sue - what are you doing to us? More surprises!! You're not doing my blood pressure any good. So looking forward to tomorrow.

Hope everyone is feeling a little better and brighter this morning. Enjoy the rest of the week-end and take care in whatever you do.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another really beautiful card. Love the way you have cut the die down to fit, I have been doing that just lately when I haven't had a die to fit a certain topper thanks to your tips! Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

val jones said...

Very lovely card Sue. Congrats to the lucky winners.
Looking forward to tomorrows surprise.
Love Val in Spain x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
The way you altered the dies is very clever
Pat x

sonja_w said...

Love the topper and the sentiment. Xx

Lilian said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, love the die you have used, will have to wait as saving for our big craft show at Exeter in September, hope I can buy some of your new things there. Lilian

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue .. Happy crafting ..have a nice Sunday... x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Very simple but oh so the aubergine and white and such a pretty stamp from Justrite.

Pam it's great to see your post back at the top again and I.m so pleased you are okay except for the bruises and that you haven't damaged the healing of your ankle.

Congratulations to all the winners.
Many hugs to all who need them ...many of whom will post after me today because I'm earlier than usual,
Take care everyone and a special thanks to Sue for all you do and the inspiration you give us.

Love Sheila xx

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, Love the card today and there you go what a difference a little snipping can do. I love the way you make us think about our dies and what we can do with them Beryl xx

Nanny Jo said...

A lovely, delicate frame, today, Sue. it suits the butterfly perfectly! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow! :) Jo x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue and all the wilsonettes today card sue is gorgeous I love the colour you have used. I love the design of it. It looks like I will have to think about getting these dies. Take care Sue

Debs A cxx

June said...

Good morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, firstly congratulations to all the winners, I know you will treasure you prize always. Oh what a smashing card today, another inspiration, I have cut dies to make them bigger but not thought of using the same idea to make them smaller, and joining where the swirls were to hid the cut is brilliant, you cannot see the join!!! hehe!!!. Pam glad you are on crutches but please take care, I know it is easy for me to say but we all worry about you. Sue you are tempting us again with another surprise, oh I can't wait so looking forward to tomorrow. Well have a good Sunday everyone what ever you are doing. Keep safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card us gorgeous I love the way you change dies. The colour I have on my screen is black and white not aubergine and white but it's still pretty. Your embossing folders are so intricate and fabulous. I wonder what you have in store for us tomorrow ?
Congratulations to all of today's winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and
love the die the way you chopped it
changes it completely although it looks
navy blue on my laptop it is still
Congratulations to all the winners
lucky you.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and my dear friends.

Pam - I did worry when you were not in your usual pole position yesterday, then totally mortified when I checked back to read the later posts I catch up with to read you had had a fall ! Oh my goodness Pam please take lots of care. I know it must be so hard now and I do think about you lots, just look round for any possible hazzards you may come across whilst on crutches and if any changes need to be made for your safety, remember its only temporary, and certain things will get back to 'normality' eventually.

PINK BARBIE - craft heaven shop warning ! Sue's dies in Tuesday but has orders. She ordered 3 of each and in her words "when they've gone, they've gone' as after making a phone call to head office - I presume, she was told that due to stores round the UK already sold out due to pre orders and requested more, they may well completly SELL OUT. So if you cant get to the shop Tuesday then ring her, ask which she has left and put it by so you dont lose the opportunity of a Sue C die.

On that note - CONGRATS Sue, seems like your C dies are going to be as hard to find as hen's teeth (in 'street shop's' )
Well done on your wonderful success again.

I love today's Sunday alarm. It really scream's a Sue Wilson simple but stunning. The die's are so pretty, and like on Janet's screen, it show's almost pewter for some strange reason, but still looks really pretty. I took a visit to my local craft heaven yesterday, bad move (at least it will be when I get my statement and found bank charges applied - again) !!! I know I know, someone here will probably want to reply ' no sympathy, only you are incharge of your finances) ! Yup ! Anyway, I had just been pipped to the post with the one and only Row's Of Bows EF she had in stock : ( but on a brighter note, I came back with the Lattice Heart folder : ) oh, and a few more essentials, so before our beautiful daughter pays us a visit - her new husband on call the weekend, I shall play.

Yet another tease I read lol. You madam, you just keep us hanging on ( I hear a tune buzzing round my head all day now) !
I will end now with many congrats to all winners today, enjoy your gift.

To my sweet lovely friends, I wish for you a happy, painfree day. Stay safe and as well as you can.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Back to the land of living so I can now blog early then before this card is stunning love the designs you do thank you tracy w x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and die I don't think I have seen this die before it is beautiful. love Jean Z xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love, love, love your card, so beautiful. Great way to use the die cut, never think to do this.
Congratulations to the winners enjoy your gift.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card. I dont know how you think of all the things you do with the dies. Your a clever lady and generous for sharing your ideas. Looking forward to seeing what you have to show us to or. Hugs Heather.x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really like this, it's stunning in its simplicity. Must remember I can cut my dye cuts to fit my projects:-)

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is stunning, have to remember that you can do this with dies, then again at the moment it is finding the time to play. Roll on Wednesday when both girls will be back at school and I will get me time.
Congrats to all the winners. Cheryl B positive thoughts and (((hugs)))
Hazel xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Mystical Embrace is one of my favourites. Will have to check back later to see what else you have in store for us. Many thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - it's amazing what you do with all your dies, so clever. This card is just so sweet and eye-catching. Looking forward to what's in store for us tomorrow. Congratulations to all the very lucky winners today. Best wishes

dmj said...

Another lovely card using a die I must get, adding to my growing list!!!

Doreen x

Janice K said...

Another stunning card, I'm loving your new pinpoint embossing folders.x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a beautiful sentiment, makes me think of my friend who did two years ago who loved butterflies. Fabulous texture too. Congrats to the winners

Linda Graham said...

Another beautiful card, love the colour of the cardstock and the butterfly stamp,must purchase the die,many thanks once again Sue cant wait for tomorrow Linda x

GeeBee88 said...

Morning Sue! Decided to do an early post today as I'm off to spend the day with my family. Greta card today, love the frame and also this embossing folder - the card to Tuesday that used it was one of my favourites of the week too so that's gone on my list of things to get. It's my birthday in a couple of weeks so I'm hoping someone is going to ask me what I want!! Have a good day everyone!

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - well todays card is a stunner and definitely less is more. Monday morning has just got better as I know your surprise will be worth waiting for.
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners and I could say I look a little like Shrek being green with envy!! No seriously just congrats.
Hubby off playing golf his morning so I have to walk the dog normally I get Sundays off. Hope everyone has a good day. Helen xx

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Jan

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone congratulations to all the winners.lovely card, we're do you get all your lovely ideas from.

Joan D said...

Another stunning card Sue. Just amazes me how you chop into your die shapes. Will check tomorrow's blog for another surprise. Excited! Xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

What another stunner. Found out yesterday a friend is dur to become a grandmother so will adapt this with a baby stamp have a gorgeous Humphrey one and it will be fab! I am also doing a nappy cake for her daughter so will be busy!

Looking forward to the surprise Sue can't wait!

Steph thanks for the heads up I will go down Tuesday and see what is left!

Congratulations to all the winners!

It's pleasure beach today hope the weather holds out!,

See you all soon xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the way you have altered the die cut to fit your card so clever.

Congrats. to all the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card today, really like the frame on it.


Marianna Hammer said...

This is a stunning card. I love the embossing folder and the dies, and even the colors are perfect.
Is it just me not keeping up with all the new stuff or are there too many dies all at once? I don't think I have seen the mystical embrace before. It looks very good on this card.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, I love the colour combo and the clever use of the dies , I try to remember all these tips you have given to us but somehow it's only when I'm really stuck that it comes to me ( better late than never I suppose lol! ) also love the butterfly stamp it's gorgeous.
Good to see you back in your normal position Pam, and happy you are ok.
Sounds like you found your mojo again Steph after visiting the craft shop, it is always so tempting to buy more than we mean to or need, in saying that the last two EF s I bought were the cascading hearts and the rows of bows , and I truly love both of them!
So So Chuffed to be a winner today , so Thankyou Sue , and Congratulations to all the other winners, couldn't believe it when I saw my name there this morning!
Enjoy your day and Hugs to All xo

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, loving the colours and the EF and die cuts.
Congratulations to all the Winners, enjoy your goodies !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and clever die cutting!
Another surprise for us! Can't wait!
Congrats to the winners
Hugs Annie

gwen70 said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, thank you so much for the ideas

Marion said...

Hi Sue another stunning card ,love the frame and my favourite colour too and no big bow yeh!
Marion H

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

A gorgeous card, yet again. Love the way you alter dies to suit your cards.

Congratulations to all the winners. Now I wonder what tomorrows surprise will be.......:) :):)

Wendy L said...

Excited about tomoz, gorgeous card too, xxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Simple but lovely and charming.
I hope tomorrows surprise involves your Christmas dies. Have seen them on a pre order at my local craft shop and I want the "snow" one.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jan.moogie said...

Well yet another stunning card Sue and even more dies for my wish list. Just love how you think out of the box and create such beautiful cards. Keep them coming please. Am already excited about tomorrow and its such a long way away if you know what I mean.xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the way you cut the dies to fit the shape, this is very pretty, although the colour is a bit strange on my screen. Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise.

Love Rosemarie xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue and all the ladies..
This card is beautiful in its simplicity and colour, just beautiful.
Pam, glad to see you back at the top of the page and sorry that you fell yesterday, but glad that you're ok (phew).
Janet, I love the thought that your thermometer is an angel!
Love to all, got to dash, going to a craft show at Sunderland xx.

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is soo gorgeous Sue. I absolutely LOVE this one here.
Have a wonderful week-end, and can´t wait to hear your news tomorrow .

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I do love your new embossing folders and that die is beautiful. I have a feeling I might know what tomorrow's surprise might be I am very excited. Didn't Sam do well on Create and Craft yesterday the samples looked amazing. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

You've used my favourite embossing folder as a base for this card - I just adore this, it's so elegant. I am always amazed when you alter a die cut and change the shape. So I've decided to set myself a challenge to play with a different die cut each time I'm crafting and come up with some new way to use it.

Congrats to all the winners.

Hugs Alice xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. I to have expanded a die but not cut down, so thanks for reminding us we can do that. I have the Aubagine card but it looks a different colour on screen. My word Sue you are a tease, at least we don't have to wait to long this time. Just 1 sleep.
Take care Pam wobbling around on your crutches, hugs to you and Robbie as usual.
Hugs to Lancs Steph and Norah, hope your hills are alive today.
Special hugs to mrs B and Sandra as usual, hope we are able to meet up before I go away. Even if it's for a quick coffee. Oh dear, we said that before, didn't we girlies and 4 hrs later we left the Co-op.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
loving the card today really do like everything about it, oh you are a tease cannot wait hugs sarah xx

Glennis said...

A good suggestion for fitting a die to a card - I wonder what tomorrow will bring!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. It's great when you can use dies in different ways. Am looking forward to your next surprise! Thank you for your inspiration.
Hugs to all who need one.
Have a great day.

Muriel Kelly said...

That embossing folder is now at the top of my wish list, a very clever card. Can't wait for tomorrow's surprise

Muriel x

Pinky said...

Hi Sue

Can't wait to get this embossing folder - just lovely!

Thanks for making me a comments game winner and another surprise tomorrow. You are too good to us!!

Happy Sunday Love Vicki x

karenlotty said...

Congrats winners Woo hoo Someting to look forward to on my least favourite day - Mondays Must be Christmas....? Today's card is a fav of mine I like Clean and Simple cards So classy

nattyboots said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners.
A lovely card again Sue ,i really love the Sentiment .
Happy Sunday
Elaine H X

Lesley Cann said...

Great card. Love any card that has butterfly's on it. Cannot wait for the surprise.

downrightcrafty said...

simply gorgeous do love the layers and the intricate designs of your dies, your colour co ordination is always so inspiring too
hugs Kate xx

June Horrocks said...

A truly beautiful card today sue love it the die is lovely thank you congrats to the winners love to all June xxxxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Love the card with the mystical embrace - another die I need!!! It just gives interest to the card. I love the floral brocade it's a special one and gets used lots.
Looking forward to your next surprise for us.
Sheila x

Lindsay Martin said...

Happy Sunday Sue, love the way you have changed the due, you always see so much I them, I really must find time to play with some of mine and cut them up!
Well we were going to take our little mare to another show this morning but it was pouring with rain at 6.30 this morning so we decided not to and to have a lie in instead!
Pams so pleased you are ok all be it a little bruised,
Lots of love and hugs to all my Wilsonette friends on here, better get on with mending some horse rugs so I can get some time for crafting!

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue and Crafters, A lovely card today, especially like how you have cut the dies to your specific needs and the Aubergine card is so elegant. Looking forward to your surprise tomorrow. Regards to all, Linda.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card - I love everything about it. The colours, beautiful dies and embossing folder and lovely stamp all make for a stunning card. Congrats to all the winners. Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise! Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. Hope you are having a nice weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

You really do make us look more carefully at our dies, Sue. I love this card.

Anne (Northampton)

darcydaydream said...

Lovely card....more to add to my wish
Love from Christine in

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love today's card, crafty hugs Julie xx

IVY Cheong said...

Another lovely card Sue. Congrats to the winners.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love the die on this card just beautiful.
Congratulations to the winners
Carol x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Very Crafty!!!!
Brilliant idea cutting to fit the card. Will now look differently at my dies.
Thank you

Brooke b said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations to the winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love today's card - really stunning colour combination.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Beryl Treble said...

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

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Janice Wallace said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for showing us so many ways to use dies, I am learning all the time. Love this card too.
Sorry but not much crafting, or commenting, time in summer, but I do usually manage to see the blog each day.
Janice W

CraftyJo said...

Great tip to reduce the size of the diecut, thanks. I love the whole look of this card.

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue. Can't wait for tomorrow now I'm really intrigued.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prize.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, love it.

I'll say it again, you are a tease, another surprise, can't wait.

When are you on C&C, is it before or after Ally-Pally, because i would like a couple of Em. folders and being a crafter do not like paying the P&P on the telly.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

p.s. Congratulations to all the winners

Julie Bee

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue. This card is lovely, the way you have used the dies is really great. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for showing that it is perfectly ok to cut up a die.....the number of times I've wanted to use one and it hasn't been the right size so I haven't used it as I've been wary of cutting it up - now I won't be. This card is lovely done this way.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Pretty card and lovely colours.

Take care


Yorkshire Rosexx said...

Hi Sue
morning sue,I love
todays card and the
way you have cut it
to fit card.Thanks again
love Rosexx

Lacelady said...

Pretty card this morning Sue, but you are definitely turning into a big tease! Congrats to the winners!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, love the colours and how you have changed the die to suit your card, you are a true inspiration and appreciated more than you'll ever know. You little tease, can't wait for tomorrow's surprise.
Enjoy the rest of your day, hugs to your Mom.
Congratulations t the lucky winners, especially Anne C, enjoy your prizes ladies.
Pam so glad to see you in your special place and that you are in one piece, take care, gentle hugs.
Gentle hugs to Cheryl B and baby Leo.
Steph sounds as though your mojo is back after the craft shop visit, I don't blame you having a little spend, enjoy your new goodies and happy crafting, you are such a caring, brave inspirational lady, gentle hugs.
Dianeandchips good to see you back and hope you are feeling better, gentle hugs.
Janet I love the sound of your angel thermometer, how sweet, hope the sun stays out for you.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Norah and wee Rory, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Wheely Bad, Julie and Lee, Tres, Sandra, Mrs B, Pat S, TOB Theresa, Ita, Tandy, Myra P, Maureen K, Brenda L, Heather T, Helen K and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Gail said...

Another winner - luv it xx GailT xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and the frame you've made is gorgeous! I love the 'floral brocade' embossing folder in the background. Waiting for the 'rows of bows' folder along with some of the new bauble stamps and dies to turn up. More lovely crafty stash to play with. Congratulations to the game winners and I hope everyone enjoys the restof the weekend. Hugs to all, Karen xxx.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my fellow Wilsonettes,
What a lovely card Sue with that touch of Aubergine. I think that the mystical embrace die is such a beautiful one and was my favourite of the spellbinders release at the start of the year and the only one that i bought of spellies. I love your floral brocade folder and was using it yesterday. I think it might just be my favourite at the moment as it is so pretty when done and doesn't need too much in the way of decoration just a sentiment and bow and/or flowers. Thank you Sue for another beauty to add to our inspiration folder.
Well done to all the winners this week especially Anne Crawford, i know you will all enjoy your prize when it arrives.
Oh Pam flower, i hope that you are ok and there is nothing untoward happened to that ankle as i would hate to think you would need to go through all that again. Please take it easy, i know that it is hard trying to stabilize on crutches but take it slowly. Going at the top speed of a tortoise myself at times has a lot to be said for it. Please get up slowly and wait until you and crutches are as one before going off any where. Sorry lecture over, but sending you hugs.
Steph flower, put all away from your table and take out a couple of sheets of card,an embossing folder and die and then think what can i make with this. It might just help you just thinking of the one card at a time. I know you want all these different cards to be available but write down your ideas on a different sheet of paper for each so that you don't forget them and start at number 1. Don't put yourself down like that as you are a good card maker, and everyone hits that wall you are trying to climb. Sending you inspirational hugs in the hope that it might give you a boost.
Thank you Wheely for yesterdays story as it was really funny to hear about Billy and his antics as i thought he was a child up until a few weeks ago when you told us about your helping friend. I am sitting with visions of a dog lying down with it's back to you and it's paws crossed because it is in the huff. It's amazing how these clever animals can tell when there is something wrong and stay plastered to your side like sticky plaster. And as for ASD, yes my boy has to have everything counted and the right way and facing the exact same way but that could have a lot to do with his mum here having everything in colours, sizes and sets as i can do this all higgilty piggilty. He gives me kisses and cuddles all the time, i can't tell you the last time his sister did.
end of part 1

Dawn holben said...

wow that is a beautiful delicate card and I love the detail on the embossing folder.
And the colour of the frame is lovely too.

Norah McPhee said...

Part 2 of the saga
Well after waking Mr M up at 6:20 this morning as i thought it was Monday and time for him to be back to work after being off for a fortnight, but it was just wishful thinking when i got barked at "it's sunday, shut up" oh well i could live in hope. I am so glad that his holiday is up although he was getting that fancy dancy upgraded lazer work done on both eyes, has it stopped him from working on in the house..NO. Now to explain, my hubby doesn't think he should be working all day and me not, so expects me to keep up with all his different jobs with me not sitting down either. Well this would be fine if i was under 26 once more and have had no accidents by this point but since i am well in excess of this mark and having abused my body numerous times in throwing it downstairs and having big artic lorries crash into the back of me making my Astra into a Corsa, the body complains, the legs complain and then i get the message from the brain when lying prone "well you had been warned and you should know better". Hubby doesn't notice until i am in said prone position and then gives me a lecture about knowing when to stop. Someone give me strength. Why is it that some men are so blind that they can't see in front of their noses what is happening? Anyway, after getting up and rested, he comes and says wee gems like "are you going to sit there all day and do nothing", where can i win. Oh for peace to rain serenely again tomorrow and then the Schools are back on Tuesday, so might just take my bonnie lad for a McD’s as we only go when it is a special treat as I am a funny peculiar mum that doesn’t agree with too much of this rubbish.
Well it's still not nice weather up here so i will go and leave you all and see you tomorrow hopefully. Sending gentle hugs to Robbie, Baby Leo, Cheryl and all the very special people that make up this blog,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jackie Durrant said...

Another lovely stamp Sue, so effective and the way you have cut down the die to fit the card you wanted to make is such a useful tip, thank you, love from Jackie D

Ruth Kidd said...

Am thrilled to be one of the winners in Friday's draw - I scared the life out of DH by yelling "I've won" when I spotted my name... Thank you.

Sue, I love the way you are showing us the possibilities when cutting into shapes. It gives so many new options.


ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, I love the colour combo on this card. It is quite simple but very effective. I must think more "outside the box" when it comes to changing the shape of dies to fit your project.
Have a lovely day and look forward to the surprise tomorrow.
ElizabethS x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Beautiful card. Love your Pinpoint embossing, its just gorgeous. Also love the way you altered the die cut it makes a lovely frame for the sentiment.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners!!

Jill Liddle said...

I love everything about todays card. From the colours used to the beautiful patterned cut outs. Must get some of that aubergine card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simple but stunning, love how you cut into the die
Congratulations to all the lucky winners and I hope the surprise is a C one!!
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
You are such an inspirational person you know. This card is lovely and I really should follow your lead and start cutting into die cuts etc. I just never seem to think about it! Love the aubergine card as well. Really looking forward to your surprise tomorrow.
Steph, I really felt for you yesterday, but don't give up. Obviously people like your cards otherwise they wouldn't buy them! We all have times when we just want to throw in the towel and wonder what on earth we are going to do. I can spend about 4 hours looking at things trying to decide what I want to do for one card. Once I've decided what to do the actual card might on,y take about 45 minutes to make up!! My husband can't believe that it can take so long for one card. Sometimes I just walk away for the day and come back the next day and find that I know exactly what I want to do! It also doesn't hurt to go and spend a bit of money on something ( as long as you don't go crackers!) - I think it's called retail therapy! Hope everyone is ok and sending congrats to the winners. Love and hugs to all especially those feeling down. Love Alison xxx

redfox said...

Hi all, Sue I love the way that you make the dies work for you rather than working around the die! I've never tried it cos I reckon i'd end up cutting it wonky! Still if it goes wrong it's only a piece of card! Love Sarah

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a deceptively simple looking card today and I like it a lot. The Mystical Embrace die is becoming a 'must have' having seen what you have done with it several times now. My wish list grows ever longer :)

Good to see you back Dianeandchipps, we'll chat later.

Congratulations to all of today's winners, have fun with your prizes.

Sue, more teasing! I'm taking hubby to the station early tomorrow as he is going away for a few days (peace for more crafting lol) but will visit as soon as I am able.


Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. The embossing folder is to die for! Caz x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love how you've cut the dies to suit what you wanted for your card. The Butterfly sentiment is lovely, I buy lots of butterfly dies, stamps etc. but just don't use them enough., so your card has given me some lovely inspiration as always.

Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Vie Carter said...

Love this card Sue, the embossing folder is lovely

Congrats to all the very lucky winners


Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, I love the Floral brocade pin point embossing folder, I think it is my very very favourite and use it often on my cards. I think that cutting and re-arranging your die cuts is great and I really must practice more with mine. Can't wait for tomorrow's surprise. Congrats to all you lucky winners. Hugs Pauline A xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Lovely card and great idea about how to make your dies work for you. I'll be back in the morning to see what you have been teasing us with! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love it. Can't wait for tomorrows surprise. Lol lynne x x x

Congrats to all todays winners x x x

No walk this morning for me as several low sugars so lazy day today to recharge.

Lol and hugs to all my friends , lynne & fur babies x x x

Kate's Cards said...


Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, love the use of the frame die, brilliant composition.

looking forward to another surprise in the morning lol!

Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx

Paula said...

Another gorgeous card Sue!

Paula x

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, looking forward to the surprise tomorrow.

Susan White said...

Another stunner Sue and that aubergine frame is so gorgeous. Congrats to all this week's winners, Susan x

SusanP Kent said...

Brilliant. You'd never know that the die-cut had been 'clipped'. It makes an amazing frame allowing the embossed background to show its total loveliness.

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

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

craftynanna said...

a gorgeous card sue and i love the colour but these days i love just the white cards so i must start adding a little colour, but i also do like a bit of colour and thats contradictive in terms lol, you do like to tease us sue so now we cannot wait until tomorrow to see what temptation you have in store for us, love to all J

craftynanna said...

ps so sorry, congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy you treats J

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Such a beautiful card so delicate love the colours thank you for the great idea of changing the die cut I would never have thought of that.

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

Hugs to all my special friends.

Margaret corgi owner

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love the Mystical Embrace die so of course I love this card. Will try and drop in early tomorrow. SueL

TOB said...

Morning Sue, What a lovely card this morning. Love the frame.Its great that dies are so versatile.
Hugs to all who need them. Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love your card today and the way you have cut down that lovely die. I have in the past cut some of your dies down but you have reminded me I can do it again.
The Aubergine shows up as black on my screen but it would also look good in other fairly dark colours.
Can't wait for another of
your little surprises tomorrow!
Lesley S x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue, Today,s card is beautiful but I think Santa or Angel,s could be on their way tomorrow. what ever I know it will be just great

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue, Today,s card is beautiful but I think Santa or Angel,s could be on their way tomorrow. what ever I know it will be just great

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well today's card is nothing short of stunning. I love it
No change ther eh.
And you are teasing us What is it you are bringing tomorrow ??
Congratulations to the winners on the blogs
And enjoy your prize
You take care of yourself Sue
Love Theresa xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, wee bit late today, been scrapbooking. Today's card is lovely, I always forget about cutting dies down, maybe need a few kicks up the backside to think outside the box!
Congratulations to todays winners, enjoy your goodies.
Waiting with baited breath for tomorrows surprise! Take care everyone, Jess x

Bejay Roles said...

Good Afternoon, Sue and all the Wilsonettes. Congratulations to all of this week's winners :)
Sue, another great card and unless you know what the original die cut looks like, you would never know it had been trimmed. Of course I love the butterfly and what a delicate colour you chose for it. Thanks as always for sharing. x

Maureen Killen said...

Oops, and oops again. I forgot to congratulate the winners. And the craft show was at Washington, not Sunderland. It's a good job my friend's husband was driving us otherwise we'd have been all dressed up and nowhere to go! Got some of Sue's dies there, oh happy day. xx

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool card. (I was going to say beautiful but you hear that ALL the time.) I love how you were able to shorten the die cuts to suit the card. I have done that before with too long die cuts but I usually have to cover up where the overlap is. I love the color you used for the shortened die cut.

I pinned to my Sue Wilson board! ♡

nannapat said...

Very clever use of the die Sue and a beautiful card. The colour is so pretty too. Coongrats to all the winners. Pat x

Maureen Reiss said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,everything about today's card is fantastic.
Congrats to the winners,and looking forward to your news in the morning.

terrie said...

Beautiful card..I would love to see a video for making this card...
Well done Sue

Congrats to the winners!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. The embossing folder is really lovely.
Love, Evis McCarthy.

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonetts, gorgeous Card once again,love the auberge colour with the milk card a lovely combination.Thank you for reminding me about cutting the dies up I have done a bit with tags cutting the down centra to make a shadow round the edges.but haven't tried cutting larger dies to make the smaller looking forward to our surprise tomorrow you keep spoiling us Sue Love & Hugs to you & your Mom Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the lucky ladies especially Anne C xx

Dianeandchipps good to see you back hope your feeling better gental hugs Lynda xx

Gentle hugs to Chery B & baby Leo love Lynda xxxx

Steph I felt sad for you yesterday, a trip to your craft shop always good therapy, never put yourself down Steph you must be good at making cards otherwise you wouldn't sell them at market. Your an inspiration the way you cope with your illness every day.I for one would love to see some of your cards ( do you have a blog I started one Sandra encouraged me I just show my cards.Posting again tomorrow ) Love Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra, Pam & Robbie,Yorkielass,Lyndsay,Wheely Bad,Margaret corgi owner,Janet Ecco,Tres,Tina E,Tandy,Myra P,Steph,Brenda L, Ita,Lynne M & little diva's,Tob Thersa,Hazel,Maureen K,Julie Laz & Lee,Magpie,Nanna Tina,Jean D,Mrs B,& our Sue
love Lynda xx

Hugs to all Willsonetts love Lynda


Gental hugs toy g L

Aspiring crafter said...

Love the colours on this card Sue, the aubergine card is so nice, beautiful!

Carole Z said...

Congrats to the winners, gorgeous card Sue, love the colours, hugs Carole Z X

Chris Curry said...

Love the simplicity and elegance Sue. So pretty. Thank you.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
am a bit late today but what a lovely card. I love the embossing folder and the die, colours are of course, gorgeous.
It's such a beauty, definitely will have to do something like this.
Hugs, Rose

Laura O said...

love the way you do this Sue ,changing the look of dies that is ,great card .Laura O

pinky said...

I haven't commented in ages as I have not been blogging so its so lovely to be back and getting that much needed inspiration. This card is just stunning Sue.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
Love the die, I have it but haven't even used it yet. You have now given me the inspiration to have a go at this card.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Nana on the Hill said...

This is a lovely card Sue.

janet said...

Aw rats -my name is missing again!! But what a pretty card as compensation. Better still, I have most of the ingredients (all of the important ones). Would like to know what 'sprinkles' apart from iced snow would work over an image. My iced snow has nearly finished and I have a couple of other pots but they obscure the image too much. Don't want to buy any more unless I know it works.
Hugs Janet in Kent

Ms Linda said...

Very elegant. Sorry to hear of your medical problem. Wishing the best for a speedy recovery..

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A pretty card today. Congratulations to all the winners. Norah I am one of those mums I gave our foster sons social worker a right telling off for taking him to McDs I told her I didn't feed him rubbish so didn't expect her too. She wasn't impressed with me but I didn't care because our own son had never been and didn't think it was fair that his brother had. I am going back to work tomorrow hope I last but will make sure I look in for the surprise. Love and hugs to all.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!Nice card,lovely die,butterfly and colours. Congratulations to all you lucky winning ladies.Hugs to everyone!!
Maria x

Theresa Pace said...

this is very sweet Sue. love the way you play with dies and make them fit your needs. great tips xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card , the floral brocade EB is beautiful and I've just got together the mystical die , love how you've shortened it it fit your card .the butterfly sentiment is lovely too. Many thanks and hugs to you Sue xxx
Congrats to all today's winners
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone on this great blog.xx
Jean D xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue great card today and I love the way you have adapted the frame. I can hardly see the join. Looking forwRd to the surprise tomorrow. Take care love Diane G xxx
Congrats to the winners xx
Dianandchips good to see you back hope you are ok xxx
Fran I'm sure you will feel like crafting again soon it's horrible when you feel so low so take care of yourself xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and the frame is just gorgeous. Well done to all the lucky winners x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, very late for me today (hectic and will be k*******d tomorrow!). Lovely card, Mystical Embrace such a fabulous die and love the colours.
Well done to all the winners - hey and more news tomorrow!

'P' in Wales

Haven't had time to read the comments but will tomorrow.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Todays card is lovely Sue. I love the butterfly stamp and the lovely lilac/aubergine that you have used for colour. The Floral Brocade Pinpoint EF is gorgeous....I would love it.....but had such a lot lately that I'm grateful for what I do have! Another reminder too about about cutting big dies down and the entwining/glueing them together. "Thank you" for all that you do xx Sending love and hugs to you, your family and to all the Wilsonettes who need them, not just today, but tomorrow and everyday xx Congratulations to all you lucky winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prize! can't wait for this other surprise tomorrow! Whoo hoo! Take care everybody xx Love Karen xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card, so pretty. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anja v K@@rten said...

Lovely and are a great creative artist!!! Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very beautiful card today. x

ang said...

Gorgeous card angxx

Anonymous said...

A little different and lovely. Especially the butterfly stamp. AliJ x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed this one yesterday as I was out very early with the grandkids. Lovely card great to see a new way of using the Mystical embrace die
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed this one yesterday as I was out very early with the grandkids. Lovely card great to see a new way of using the Mystical embrace die
Denise X

SHARICA said...

Absolutely lovely :)

America said...

Its quite striking in black and white and that lovely embossing background is stunning. Gotta get me some of those must-have fabulous SW new EFs. :)

Pearl said...

Fantastic card Sue, well done!

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

5911countess said...

Well, aubergine being my favorite colour, what a beauty to be put together with a butterfly sentiment and some creative cutting for a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing!!!

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue
Tried to put a comment Sunday night/ early Monday morning - had been in Essex all day at elder daughters celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and eldest grandchild getting into university. Returned to Surrey and now at younger daughters for the week just being here for her children - well at that late hour went to post my comment - the internet decided it was not going to work (the internet here is dreadful) so gave up.
I just wanted you to know that I thought this card is gorgeous, love the butterfly. Love the die, you are
definitely on a winner with this one.
Thank you for sharing, love Brenda xxx