Friday, 22 August 2014

Warm Thoughts

Hello crafters!  Here is a real easy one but with a lovely look to it.  I cut a Reflective Moments in coconut white to use as the basis for my focal element.  On another piece of coconut white card, I stamped the Quilted background using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I stamped over it with the snowflake from the Justrite Christmas Applique stamp set using a black Archival ink pad.  I randomly stamped them all over the background.  Next I used Stormy Sky distress ink and covered the entire piece.  The background becomes a sort of ghost image in the back to my snowflakes in the foreground.  I cut it to size to fit my die cut and added both pieces to some dark blue card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it
 into a flag and added it across the card.  I stamped one more snowflake in blue ink on white card, covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and then coated it with Iced Snow.  I cut it out by hand and added it to the sentiment with a pearl centre.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat layer,
 a thin blue mat then a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.

With everything that has been going on I almost forgot to tell you that I was asked to host a challenge this month on the Scrapology blog.  Why don't you pop over and take a look.  Go ahead and enter a card in the challenge, the directions are at the bottom of the post.   There will be some of my dies for prizes too.  Here is the link:

I know that we have hit our goal on the blog candy contest, however, it is going to have to wait a few weeks before I am able to do the drawing, just to let you know.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Happy Friday Sue and everyone. Gorgeous card today. Sue, a great week, thank you.
Rory, have a great day at college.
Ita, do as you are told and rest up, it's for the best.
Steph, Theresa, Cheryl, Dianeandchips, hope today is easier for you.
Joanna, have a fantastic holiday.
Little Sam, have a lovely day with Grandma.
To all my many special Wilsonettes, lots of hugs and good wishes to you.
Oh, and the physio didn't turn up yesterday so not sure of what is happening now, will see what today brings.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hello Sue,
Well you have done it again another beautiful and elegant card. will try and give the scrapology challenge a go!!
Great video yesterday thanks for sharing and for all your continued inspiration and hard work.
Pam sorry the physio did not turn up must be frustrating, keep your chin up you are amazing, let hope they turn up today!! xx
Hugs to everyone who need and enjoy the long weekend.

Cameeli xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you,this is a really nice card. Sue I hope you are not overdoing it, take care all. Kitty

Linda28 said...

A different card today Sue, Very striking! I like how you have used the stamping twice and also the distress ink. I have not tried this method yet. Really enjoyed all the blogs this week. Regards, Linda.

Anonymous said...

A striking card, Sue, love the blue and the Reflective Moments frame - can see this working for lots of occasions.

'P' in Wales

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the die thank you tracy w x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I love the stitched effect on the snowflakes: )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat and all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely day it is here in Kent and what a beautiful card you have made today Sue, it reminds me so much of crisp winter evenings. Congrats on the scrapology challenge, I will pop over. Oh did I say I had won a prize in the blog hop from last week, that was quite a surprise. Sue thank you for all the help you gave me recently regarding the tools. Have a great day everyone, keep safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card for a wet dull friday.
I must get my self moving and finish my daughters card I have ideas in my head but they are not coming to my hands to make connections must be broken.
Gentle hugs for baby Leo and love and hugs for all the Wilsonettes and hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x

Olga said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the colors and frame!)

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the double stamping and inking technique on the main focal point. Thanks for another wonderful week of ideas and inspiration. My JS order arrived yesterday but haven't had chance to play yet- hopefully that will change this weekend!
Have a lovely extra long crafty weekend. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another beautiful card and the reflective moments die will have to go on my wish list its gorgeous. Thank you for the last few days its being great fun. Have a great weekend and take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
another beautiful card - love the techniques
Pat x

ang said...

Lovely card, great snowflakes and colour angxx

BridgetCG said...

Good morning Sue and all, what a really stunning card, love the white and dark blue. That die is stunning. Have a great day. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue,
a beautiful blue and white Christmas card today, love the double stamping with the distress ink. It is so exciting to see the piercing rulers back in stock, ordered some nice things from JS today to go with it but the list is still so long !

Muriel x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, another fabulous card, love the background technique and the colours you have used. Will pop over now to see the scrapoilgy challenge. Love Jean xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card have never thought
of over stamping like tbis it is gorgeous must give
It a go. Off to have a look at the challenge now.
my order also arrived yesterday from J.S she has
Great service really like her website.
Nancyd xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card have never thought
of over stamping like tbis it is gorgeous must give
It a go. Off to have a look at the challenge now.
my order also arrived yesterday from J.S she has
Great service really like her website.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning all.
Such a beautiful 'clean' card this cold damp morning. The die always looks regal to me and makes the most beautiful elegant frame for any ocassion. Its just so pretty.
Ive had no inclination to craft at all this week, Ive put 2 cards that I made last week (baby shower) that were drying into their protective bags, put a price tag on and that's about it ! I cant believe that after having so many joint injections over the years, that the one I had Tuesday has made me feel so off colour ! I usually shake it off and 'push' through but Ive just had to give in which is NOT in my nature ! Just hope I dont get asked for Exam Congrats cards on Sunday, or I shall have to apologise and say "no" ! Unless I can get a few done today, but Im finding it so hard to put together 'teenage' congrats cards with what I have in my stash !

Its so bad Pam that you have been let down by your physio team. I thought you would be going to the hospital physio dept, I didnt realise they were coming to you, that's not good !
Dianandchips, hope you are being well cared for.
To my long list of dearest friends, I wish for you a day without pain and struggle. A bouquet of love and cuddles are sent to you today (you all know who you are)

Sending you love and happiness today Sue, hope you are well.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card in blue - the frame is on my wish list!
Sheila x

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, love the colours
I hope you all have a great weekend
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Sorry. I meant to add my congrats to any mom's and Grandma's that celebrated their children's /grandchildren's acheivements in their GCSE exam results yesterday. Hope they got as many neeed grades as possible.

Lancashire Steph xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
I Always Love How You Say Here Is A Easy Card, But For Me It Looks Truly Amazing, And Not So Easy Lol!
I Love The Colours You've Chosen For Your Card Today The Coconut White And The Dark Blue,
I Love How You've Used The Reflective Moments Die, It's Just So Pretty And Detailed And When You Look Closely The Embossing Really Comes Through When Using White Card So It Must Look Tremendous When Cut And Embossed In A Darker Colour.
I Love The Snowflake Stamp You've Used From The Christmas Appliqué Set From JustRite, Fabulous Ghost Image That You've Created, I So Love How You've Added Iced Snow To Your Main Focal Image, And Cutting Out Another Fabulous Snowflake And Adding The Awesome Iced Snow, Then Attaching This To Your Sentiment, Just A Truly Very Beautiful Card.
It's A Great Honor For You To Host The Challenge For The Scrapology Blog, I've Never Visited This Blog Before But I'll Definitely Check It Out Today.
Sue Thank You For Sharing, For Your Kindness.
On A Personal Note: I Can't Thank You Enough For Everything You Do, For The Inspiration That I Truly Appreciate.
For The Tips And Techniques Where Would I Be With Out Them!
Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Anki J said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you are puting up your cards on the blog, very nice pictures of all details.

Have a nice weekend1

Happy Creating;)
Anki J - Sweden

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

auscrafts said...

lovely card ,like the snowflakes

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Congratulations on the 1501 members. With what has been happening over the last few days/weeks I'm surprised that you know where you are and what you're doing!!
What a lovely way to end the working week. Blue/white - one of my favourite colour combinations so for me you cannot go wrong. Yes it's simple but so effective and makes a beautiful statement.

Pam - so sorry about the Physio. Fingers crossed for today.

Cameeli - it's lovely to see you in your normal place.

Sandra - have a safe journey home and hope that next week's apptments go OK.

Norah - Oh how I loved your dress/hair affair yesterday. As I was born just after the war -1946- I had to have just what was around (not like today - designer labels etc) and when I think back some of the outfits Mum had me wearing I more than cringe. She was always wanting to try out new hair styles just like your Mum and one I remember was her favourite was to pleat my hair at both sides of my head and then tie them together up on top with the most huge bow. You can just imagine what looked like! Whenever I complained her favourite saying was 'always be a leader not a follower' in other words that's what you're getting and that's that!!

We certainly were the last of the big spenders yesterday as we did not go to the vide grenier. That was because when my lovely Mr E came back from the bakery he informed me that we weren't going to Montepas as he had read the sign wrong and it wasn't until this Sunday 24th. His excuse was that he was driving and so mistook the 4 for a 1. So it's the weekly market today and our usual route and then Montepas on Sunday for our last vide grenier for the season.

Hope everyone is feeling OK after the very very busy week and having a restful week-end. Also hope that all plans made for this week-end come together and the weather is kind. Take care everyone. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely,clean, crisp card this is. It captures everything about a lovely winter scene.
Love Jan x x

Bridge x said...

I think this card is stunning Sue - a magical Chrustmas card.
Best wishes
Bridget x

Brooke b said...

Stunning card. Love the reflective die.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

Wow stunning card love the simplicity of it hugs sarah xx

Rosie said...

The Reflective Moments dies are super.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, it really conveys "warm thoughts".
That blue and white is stunning.
Hugs, Rose

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue a real feel of Christmas look. Congratulations on reaching the next milestone of blog followers. Hope you are able to get some free time over the weekend x

Gail said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Love the colour of today's card, and it's brilliant for making up for Christmas.
Well I'm off on holiday today and my son and grandchildren are joining us on Sunday. So looking forward to the break, it's seems to have been a very long year this year, as we have not managed to get away in the caravan as usual.
Not sure we will get wifi where we are going so I might not be able to post a comment for 10 days.
Hope you all have a great bank holiday, crafting or not.
Hugs GailCx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the ghost effect looks great.

Pam sorry the physio did not turn up hope they come today to help get your foot to get better sending you a warm hugx

Hope to get some crafting done today we were out all day on buses trains and a trip to the windy beach Sam loved it they had a lovey activity playground but it was very cold. He wants to learn some more die cutting so fingers crossed we can get into the craft room and play.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I love the whimsical effect. Stormy sky is such a useful colour.

Gail said...

Hope physio is sorted out soon Pam. X

Eemeli said...

Now we are favorite color(s)!! Gorgeous creation, perfect
for the occasion and those snowflakes are stunning! Fabulous work!

Have a great weekend (everyone)!

Hugs from Finland,

Vick said...

Morning Sue and everyone else!
I really like the simplicity of this and everyone can make it too! I have loved the 'reflective moments' die set every time you use it, I think it really stands out, I must add it to my ever growing wishlist!! ha! I can't keep up these days, you are using dies and embossing folders I have never seen before, I must brush up on my die knowledge, LOL have a lovely day Sue, and I cannot wait for the next instalment of beautiful cards to look at xxxx Hugs, Vick

AnneRD said...

I love the background on this one Sue, and the die cut sets it off so well. Great colour combination too. Anne x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You always amaze me how you fit everything in I wish I had an ounce of your energy. I remember when you only had a few followers (it was easier reading all the comments then lol) but look how big it is now I'm so pleased for you. Today's card is fabulous I love blue and white especially for Christmas cards.
Hugs x
Heather T

Pauline Norbury said...

Lovely card sue. Elegant. Xx

Aspiring crafter said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the colours , love the whole thing!

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous crd here today Sue. I love the blue background and the snowflake is sooo beautiful too, as is the die here, so all in all it´s just awesome and sooo well made as always hun.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now and hopefully you can get a little familytime finally now too.

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card to start the day. Reminds me that I must start my Xmas cards soon.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this and love that reflective moments die - can see many uses for that one. Nearly the BH weekend - got some decorating to do so no crafting as such only painting walls - Hopefully not all weekend!
Clare W

dmj said...

This could be used for any occasion, lovely!!!!

Doreen x

Angela H said...

Great background effect, there are so many possibilities to use this for other occasions, I love it.

Virginia Davey said...

Morning lovely Christmas card like the blue and white combination just right for snowflakes.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow I love today's card it's so elegant. The die you have used is so pretty. I've not got this die but I have put it on my wish list. I've ordered my Christmas dies. Good look with them. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xx

val jones said...

How beautiful and inderstated Sue. Love the colour and the frame is amazing.
Love Val in Spain x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi sue
You have done another technique that I must try. All the cards have been an inspiration this week. Thank you.
Ginnie x

sued99 said...

Really like the Reflective moments shape. It makes for such a striking frame.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love the stamping. Love the reflective moments die, yet another one for my ever growing list.
I'm surprised that you remember anything with all that's been going on lately. Don't forget to take some you time.

Annie said...

Lovely card today, Sue, love the ghost background.
Happy Friday all!
Hugs Annie x

downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful creation do love the colours on this one
hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a lovely card and I really like this reflective moments die, you have used it on a few cards it is very pretty I think I will have to buy it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, great stamping ideas xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the colours and effects on this one, gorgeous

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card, as it happens I had ordered this die and it arrived yesterday, you must have read my mind and known that I needed some inspiration, but then you give us inspiration everyday.
have a wonderful day everyone.
Love and Hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful cars today, I love the blue and the background die is so pretty.
Do hope to manage to get a bit of 'me' time now Sue.
Pam so sorry the physio didn't turn must have been very annoying for you.
Hugs to everyone in need of them and hope your days get much better.

Love Sheila xx

Jan.moogie said...

Calm cool Christmas card today Sue, thanks for sharing.xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

I love the simplicity of this card it is very elegant and the snowflake stamp is very delicate.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - A lovely card again and the blue and white is stunning. Perfect for the snowflakes. Hope you have a relaxing weekend. Best wishes

CHERYL brown said...

So simple when you tell us how to do it.Another stunner.
Thanks to Pam for her daily encouragement. I hope your physio turns up today, you must be getting a tad frustrated with hold-ups now you are nearly there.
hugs Cheryl xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning once again, you are a clever and very talented lady. Two tone effect my favourite as it is unfussy, but beautiful. Congrats again.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card again, xxx

Sue Dunn said...

Love it Sue. I love blue and snowflakes. So a definite winner. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card. Love the die cut frame. Thanks for sharing.
Take care everyone.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card to end the week. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, the stamps work so well together in the background and create an unusual but nonetheless interesting effect, love from Jackie D

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely stand out card. Beautiful. X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Card looks so regal with the die as the main focus, gorgeous.
Lorna D

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Card looks so regal with the die as the main focus, gorgeous.
Lorna D

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card today Sue, love the video yesterday

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving the look of todays card , the frame and background is superb
Take Care
Elaine H X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,simple clean lines and no big bow just how I like my cards.
Marion H

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I do like the background very much. I have just ordered the poinsettia stamp from Sam's closing down sale there are lots of bargains to be had and no more design team for me. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes,
I do like this dark blue card that you have used and just received my little bundle this week so all i need now is the snowflake stamp. The reflective die cut always reminds me of a beautiful photo frame and this time it is framing your snow background. This could be a good card for the people in our lives that don't like the trimmings or men. I will take a look at what you have been upto on the other blog in a wee while.
Pam flower, i take it your physio comes from a time before Alexander Graham Bell and that is the reason they could not even call you to let you know, so be gentle with them as they are so very old and decrepit ;)
Steph flower, sometimes you have no choice but to give in and i know how frustrating that can be especially when you are trying to work to a deadline. Please take it easy and hopefully you will get a burst of energy again soon.
Oh Janet, i had such fine hair for plaits that when MOTHER did that one on me with the bow, there was more bow than hair. It look like in all honesty that it was 3 pieces of blonde string that made up the plaits on either side because of how thin the hair was. Because mum had us twins and dad was one such poor wages we went to the greatest place of all for our clothes... the church jumble sale(can you tell this was pre charity shops) and bought things, taking them apart and remaking them into our size. When Jim was a baby she used to buy frocks and change them into romper suits for him. I think that is were i get my meaness for not buying names plus the fact that i just didn't have the money either. Kirsten is a sheep that follows but Rory just couldn't care less about anything expensive unless it is at a good preowned price. Kirsten money burns a whole in her pocket, but Rory can have it for months and months a bit like his Easter eggs. My two couldn't be any more different if they tried.
Ann, i hope wee Sam has a lovely time with his die cutting today. I think it's great that you are encouraging your grandson like you are. Crafting to me broadens your inspiration for everything else in life, have a fun day.
Gail flower, you have had to deal with so much this year and the time away will do you the power of good, so have a great time away.
A few things to do this morning so no crafting but i have made a start on my Christmas cards. I think i will get a batch made for Rory's school Christmas fayre that will be coming up in November. I like to give somethings in to help as they do so much for our children even though they are just a small school. The teachers are multi talented in various disciplines and try to teach the children any way they can. Rory was learning Chinese from one of the teachers but has in the past down German, French and Italian. He goes on the internet and finds the languages there to carry on where he left off. It's a pity that he doesn't have the power to be able to go to Mainstream and learn and sit these languages as it could have given him a larger window of opportunity, but i let him potter along with the internet. Maybe later he will learn under more structure and be able to use it, who knows.
Well from a beautiful day here at Glenochil i wish you all a good day with gentle hugs going to Robbie, Baby Leo and to all the wonderful Wilsonettes that i have such good fortune to be a part of.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

ellyscard creatief said...

Love this card.
Gr Elly

karenlotty said...

Love the card and it's a very pretty snowflake stamp Somerhing else I need to invest in!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Where do you find all these ideas dear, this card is elegantly beautiful. I shall try the challenge
Carol x

Karen said...

Good morning Sue,
I like this card very much. I have used this technique before and stormy sky distress is one of my go to but I like what you've done with it.
Lots of love, Karen x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is simply gorgeous! Love the colours used!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Janette xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card great colour xx hazel

Diane said...

Hi Sue really pretty card today with a great colour combination. The snowflake stamp is lovely but strangely enough it doesn't have to look like a snowflake it could pass as a pretty design or a flower at a push - very versatile. Hope you have a good day love Diane G xxx

I've got everything crossed at the moment as my citizen card is in the post second class and it's my ID to fly to Edinburgh on Sunday . It's looking like my daughter and husband will fly and I will be catching the train on my own to meet them there! I don't have a photo driving licence or anything else with a photo on it to prove who I am oh hum what a start to the holiday!

Julie Kay said...

Lovely card Sue - modern and classy. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I like how you have two images superimposed on top of one another. Still to watch the video, seems to much to do in one day.
Pam it looks like Steph is correct in her assumption that the physio hasn't heard of a telephone. I'm lucky that if ever I need it and they come out to me, I have one living next door to me. She works at the John Radcliffe hospital but does house visit as well..
Norah it seems to me that Robbie is learning more at his school than he would at a big school. Kids are so not well behaved at school these days, but that's due to the parents having no control. I work with 4 year olds, that's reception class, and some of the children are awful. Which disrupts the whole class. Some of the parents are even worse that the kids, believe me.
Steph try not to do to much today and hopefully you will re charge your batteries.
Hugs to Pam, Robbie, and special hugs to mrs B and Sandra.
Hugs to all in need of one today. I'll close now and get off my soapbox.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I like the blue tones and the ghosting effect in the background. I thought you had used a poinsettia stamp rather than a snowflake one so maybe if done in red could double up.
Donna Jones

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh this card is so lovely !! I love the Reflective Moments Die set. I will definitely have to add them to my very long wish list !! The die frames this card so beautifully. I have these snowflake stamps - Yehhh !! so I will be making my own version of this Christmas card. Thank you for yet another beautiful card and fab inspiration Sue. I really love the colours you have used and the one beautiful little snowflake holding the Christmas Sentiment, covered with ice snow glitter. Just beautiful Sue !!
I will be checking out the scrapbooking blog to.
I hope you have a lovely day today Sue. Please make sure you have a break or a rest for a while. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Lots of love and hugs to all the special people on Sue's blog today. (You all know who you are, and my brain is not working to well today !! sorry !!)
Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Fiona Young said...

A lovely colour blue. That die is a favourite of mine which I've used quite a few times. Have a good weekend everyone.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Beautiful card today, Sue. You have done it again. Brilliant idea for cards that will "pop out" at you on the mantelpiece (or in my case every surface available!)
Pam, sorry to hear the physio didn't turn up - get on the phone because if you just sit back and wait it could be another week, and that's a long time in physio land. I've always gone to the Freeman in Newcastle and they are great.
Norah, I'm with you on the thin hair front. Cut straight with a side parting and a ribbon bow in one side - and not a Sue Wilson bow either! I was born during the war so you just took whatever your mum gave you to wear. Very few clothes and no choice!!! Two pairs of socks, which I wore clean one day and turned inside out the second day before they were washed (everyone did that then), thank goodness I didn't have smelly feet. Then later in the 50's we had a choice.
I hope everyone has as good a day as they can, I'll be going home after our short stay in the Cotswolds so better get the toilet bags in the case and shake a leg.
Oh, I forgot to congratulate the blog winners, so congratulations.
Thanks Sue xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card not too o.t.t. May be a boy card. I personally love bows, pearls, microbeads etc

Sue take a breather you must be exhausted I don't know how you do what ou do you have a TARDIS that creates extra time!!!

Gail, you have had a traumatic year with your brother being ill and then dying. Bereavement is exhausting people seem to think that grieving end sat the crematorium I always say that is where a very long journey begins. Enjoy some R and R and be gentle on yourself xxx

Steph, don't over do it. Your body is telling you it wants a rest - listen to it! Tilly wanted to go to Lynne's again yesterday for more foam clay she got off her at weekend.I had sold my nappy cake so treated myself to the heist as tree die!!! Just love that shop old stay there all day and not see it all,

Love to all the crafty crew xxx

Victoria said...

What a stunning diecut frame. Looks so good in white against the dark blue background. The 'ghostly' background is also very effective.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a lovely card again today and a very pretty blue.
Hope you and all your Blog followers have a good weekend.
Lesley S x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this card is so elegant, love everything about it. Thank you for a great week and now enjoy some you time. Enjoy the rest of your day and hugs to you Mom.
Pam how frustrating for you the physio not turning up, keep strong and hope that they turn u today, hugs to you and Robbie.
Cheryl B, Dianeandchios and baby Leo, gentle hugs.
Steph take it easy, you are so brave and strong, massive gentle hugs.
Gail C and Johanna have a lovely holiday.
Sam enjoy the die cutting with Grandma, you clever little man.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Norah and wee Rory, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magie glad you won a prize, Tandy TOB Theresa, Wheely Bad and Billy, Sandra, Mrs B, Brenda L, Pat S, Janet Echo, Angela W, Maria A, Julie and Lee and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxxx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the frame.

I shall go and take a look at the blog.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Glennis said...

Beautiful and classy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing your ideas. As always today's card is full of interesting details.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the background on this card - doesn't the perfect medium smudge when you ink over it or does it really act as a resist? The die you have used is just lovely it's on my ever growing wish list.
Beverley W

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, once again we have a lovely card. I like this die as it gives you a beautiful frame to work with.
Will check out the other site later.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and the colour are perfect. Love Jean Z xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today.

lilygee said...

Love the stamping technique, a lovely card.
Lilygee x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the overstaming with those beautiful snowflakes, I really must get that stamp.

Enjoy hosting the challenge on the Scrapology blog this Sunday.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card again, love all your die sets, you have done yourself proud, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Alice G said...

Hi Sue,
Another "outside the norm" for a Christmas card and it's really stunning. I learn so much from you and your blog. Everyday there is just another gift of inspiration. Thank you Sue.

Hugs Alice xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely colours. xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card.

hotpotato said...

lovely card again Sue. the first lot of my dies arrived yesterday, sadly they will have to wait until next week for me to play with them as we're decorating our hall/stairs....

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a lovely card. I really like the background. You always show us new ways to use stamps. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

Another masterpiece. I love blue from the palest to the darkest, and of course the white sets the card to perfection. Really like the frame, very regal. Kind regards Sandra Kent.

nannapat said...

Love the rich colour in this card Sue and the die shapes are so pretty. Pat x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love it simple but very effective.
Have a great weekend everyone.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. You show so many different ways to use dies and stamps, thank you.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, I love blue-and-white, this card with these gorgeous dies and snowflake stamp is a real winner - I really want to have a go at this one.
Hope you're having a good day, take care Love Brenda xxx

Pam, how frustrating to be waiting for the physio, hope you get a message from the hospital today.

Steph, I really feel for you, listen to your body don't go pushing yourself too much. But IF you have a small burst of energy, I did (for our grandson) my take on Sues gilded striplet card, he loved it, AND I used the Guilding flakes! You could get away without using Guilding flakes (I wouldn't want you to be in a total state of collapse) and use coloured or metallic card it would work, take care LOL
Norah, I love the story of the hair, my hair has always been dreadfully thin and straight, as straight could be, also I always had to have my hair short, because if there were headlice around I would be the child to get them! (used hair conditioner on our girls hair to get the tangles out, didn't realise at the time but that's why they never had headlice) I still recall having my head on mums lap and she combing it through, whilst I was very quietly sobbing into the towel my head was resting on. Mum used to tie the biggest bow on top of my head, I hated it.... My sister by comparison had long hair thick hair that fell into waves and she NEVER had headlice. AND never had it cut until she was about 14 (she could sit on it) - how I envied her that head of hair.
I was born in 1942 my parents never had much money and there was still rationing, so I lived in hand-me-downs or cloths from church jumble sales, I just had to accept the situation. How times have changed!

Chang Alison said...

Hi Sue,
As always, another stunning card. The die used is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue Lovely card, lovely colours, love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

3362 Jan. said...

Morning Sue. Love, love ,love it.
I think that says it all,lol.Have a great day. Jan. xx

Looney Laura said...

Another lovely creation.

Lacelady said...

Love the background stamp, and frame like die today Sue. I've reluctantly thinned out the list of blogs I visit every day, but yours is still top of my list.

IVY Cheong said...

Hi sue,

Beautiful card. Love the colour too great for me.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Caroljsmith said...

Love the blue sue looks nice and easy to make that's my style

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely wintery card,blue and snowflakes.Very elegant.
Love Angela x

Anonymous said...

theresa said
hello everyone.Thankyou sue for sharing your lovely card with us,its beautiful xxx
Theresa Weatherley

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue just up my street little bit easier as you say sue. Thank you for sharing love to all June xxx
Steph I was a very proud nana yesterday my granddaughter Annabelle got great results in her exams so proud. Hope your pain is a little better love June xxxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Good morning Sue. Another fantastic card, great for multiple makes. I do love the framed effect of Reflective Moments - another on the wish list. Ordered some of your Festive dies yesterday and am hoping they'll arrive for a Bank Holiday Monday session.

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

I love today's card, especially the colour. You must be totally exhausted after all of your efforts this week and yet once again you hit us with such wonderful inspiration. Thank you for all you do and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. I love the colours used - very pretty.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card. Love the stamp. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, happy Friday. I do love dark blue on a card, it really sets them off a treat. That background stamp is really effective. It's another stunner. As always, thanks for sharing. x

rachel said...

stunning work - I love the frame - beautiful colours too! Hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
I love this card. It is a delightful mix of stamp and die. One to definitely have a go at for Christmas.
Regards to all,
Evis McCarthy.

Beryl Frost said...

Good afternoon Sue, Lovely card today I like the snowflake background and embellishment. Beryl xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, simple but different.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,will check the challenge blog out.

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes I love this card that die is gorgeous so regale & stands proud,love the colours blue is my favourite colour. Also love the background. I will have a look at the scrap booking blog later. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock.xx love to your mom hope she is telling you to take a rest Sue xxx

Pam hope Physio gets sorted soon Hugs to you & Robbie Lynda xx

Tob Theresa hope your med's have kicked in & in less pain with your back today love Lynda xx

Steph sorry your feeling off colour please rest if your body is telling you too,sending you warm cuddly Hugs Love Lynda xx

Gail C you deserve a holiday after the year you've had enjoy it & with your son & grandchildren on Sunday Hugs Lynda xx

Ann enjoy your crafty day with Sam he sounds very keen to learn, how old is he.Crafty hugs to you both Lynda xx

Big Special Hugs to Sandra, Yorkielass .Lindsay,Wheely Bad,Tina,Tres,Tandy,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Nanna Tina Tob Theresa,Mrs B,Myra P,Cheryl B,Dianandchips,Maureen K,Janet Ecco,Hazel,Lynne M & pooches,Julie Laz,Camille ,Ita,Helen K,Pauline A, Magpie,Brenda L Love Lynda xx

Hugs to all Wilsonettes who need them & our Sue Lynda xx

craftynanna said...

hi sue, a lovely snowy card for us today which is fantastic, i am going to have a go at your peace card today but i have visitors so not sure how i will get on, they are here for two weeks, love to all J oh i forgot to say congratulations to all the bloghop winners i was dead jealous lol

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card. Stormy sky is a favourite colour & you can't beat snowflakes IMO. Congratulations on your 5100 followers, we all understand how busy you are so the draw is something to look forward to.

Steph, sounds like you need a rest. Have a lazy day and recharge, gentle healing hugs for you and Cheryl, Ita, Diane, Baby Leo, Pam, Robbie and anyone else who's ill, recovering or in pain.

Really enjoyed seeing my best friend Wednesday. She brought her dog & the roofers had left for the day so the dogs played. They are both big dogs so it was all fair! They'd both had active days so they stopped for a snooze in the garden. My friends dog, Rosie, knows I have treats about so follows me like a shadow. She's only a year old, she copied Billy doing sit, down & paw when she was a baby to get a reward & insists we do it every time I see her, Billy loves his Auntie so follows my friend everywhere. We even had neighbours watching the dogs antics! It was a lovely 3 hours that took my mind off things.

I'd hurt my wrist while walking Billy before my friends' visit. My fault for only wearing a sports wrap around support on my wrist & not a hard brace. It got worse over the evening, when I had tea I couldn't use my knife. I did an assessment (I did injury assessment & treatment qualifications when I coached, partly so I could treat my own, frequent muscle tears & sprains), was not happy so off to A & E (thankfully quiet on a Wednesday night). No breaks but diagnosed a severe sprain, soft tissue damage in the wrist joint so I have to wear the brace for 4 weeks, powerchair only for at least 2 days. Not great but at least it's the left & I'm right handed. I can rehabilitate it myself so no worries there. Injuries aren't welcome at the best of times but since I had the nerve blocks (5 weeks ago) the muscle spasms in my legs & feet have got much worse, last night I actually cried it got so bad- generally I don't cry as I did that so much in the first few years I used up my quota! Will report to GP as a matter of course but can phone hospital after 6 weeks so will do that too. Forgive me having a moan but needed to share

Have to get busy with Alex's birthday card & his stuff for uni he wants me to make so will have a distraction! Brace will not affect me using the sewing machine or the type of crafting Allex wants me to do. Will do me good I think.

Special hugs for Sue, for being a constant inspiration & for bringing us all together, also for Yorkielass June, Janet Ecco, Norah & Rory, Lynda, Myra, Lindsay, Maria, Theresa, Julie Laz, Brenda and anyone I forgot or who needs hug. Hugs especially for the Wisonettes who are new or who are not in the UK.

Wishing you all happy crafting,

T xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Really like todays card. I love blue and white and this just looks so tranquil somehow!
Could do with some tranquility here! My cylinder vacuum cleaner blew up this morning! My husband's question was - what did you do? I promise I was not swinging it round my head or riding on it!
Pam - so sorry about the physio. Hope you get some explanation today and hopefully some physio too!
Steph - please don't try to do too much. Hope you feel well enough very soon to recommence your battle with the dreaded flakes. Sending love to you.
Norah - you and your plaits got me thinking too! I too had them but had much thicker hair then and the boy who sat behind me in school used to carefully lift one plait and put it in his inkwell - full of ink. I would then toss my head and there would be ink everywhere. Mum used to go mad - school uniform covered in ink.
Happy days!
Gail - hope you have a lovely holiday - you truly deserve one. Safe travel.
Love to all. Must go as I'm on the last kitchen cupboard!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Oh WheelyBad sorry you in such pain. Hope it eases a bit soon. Pleased you had a lovely time with your friend and dogs! Take care! x
Love Myra

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card Sur, love it. Thank you.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the colours.

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - really like the colour combo on this card today, and the sentiment is just perfect for those friends who are not Christians, but who you would like to send a Christmas card. Thanks, Susan x

Gail said...

Such a simple but effective card xx GailT xx

Janice K said...

A great design, especially for the men in our lives. x

weefortune said...

Hi sue, lovely simple card for Xmas, need some of these but it looks like you've put a lot of effort in. Hugs Elaine x :-)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely alternative Christmas card. I love the double stamping idea, must try that.
Off to pick up hubby now but will come back later to read comments.

terrie said...

What a lovely the snowflakes background...I also like the snowflake as an extra embellishment...
Well done Sue

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A simple elegant card for today. Pam I hope your physio turned up today. Steph Just rest that's what my husband told me after my last injections wiped me out it took 4 days to get over them. Norah you must be so proud of Rory. Well we are off tomorrow so will only be able to blog when I can get some internet coverage and as we go to out of the way places won't be often. Love and hugs to all.

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely Christmas card, or even winter birthday,
Hope you are enjoying so e family time now Sue and not slaving away crafting!
Pam so sorry the physio didn't turn up, so annoying when they can't even phone you to let you know.
Steph, don't worry take a break, your body obviously needs it, you will get back to it with renewed vigour, and if anyone asks for exam congrats card, just apologise and let them know you have just so,d the last one!
Hope everyone else is managing, turned a little chilly today, love to you all xxx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Beautiful card, love the color. Like how the double stamping looks and the inking really makes it lovely.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Such a rich and regal looking card the colours are so rich too, love this one.

Pam hope todays goes better for you so very frustrating to say the least.

Steph take care, thinking of you.

Hugs to all those who need one have a lovely weekend everyone.

Margaret corgi owner

Karen Drew said...

I love how you have done the background for this card. Another fab card
Karen xx

Heather Rogers said...

Lovely elegant and tasteful card Sue I too have been using this snowflake today it is so pretty and you have stamped it beautifully as usual.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Had a chuckle over the Church jumble offerings, I had hand-me-downs from my older sister. Our Mum was a great seamstress, made all her own clothes and ours very often, too. One year she bought some fab material - white background with the Coronation Coach and horses about 18" tall in full technicolour - even had the Queen sitting there in all her splendour - so we had matching new dresses. Trouble was, it was two years after the Coronation so we looked a right couple of divvies!!

dianeandchipps said...

Well another fantastic card Sue. I remember not so long ago saying I preferred the pastel cards but this one could easily change my mind - it is absolutely stunning.
Thank you to everyone that has sent hugs and good wishes my way, I really appreciate you thinking of me at this time. Hugs back to you all, and to anyone else that would like one.
Looking forward to the weekend offerings Sue. Crafty hugs to all xxxxxx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, great look and love the frame on this card. Hoping for some good crafting time over the long weekend!! Gx

Clai01 said...

Reflective moments frame looks stunning on the card as it's so beautiful, love the blue tomes. x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Sue, this is stunning! I so love how you have done the background. Great technique and a gorgeous effect. It's just beautiful and loving the die and cobalt blue! xx "Thank you Sue xx Will have a nosy on the scrapbooking link! I've not long come back from being with my sister and niece so I'm busy finishing of my comment! Just to say sending love and hugs to you and your family Sue xx Sending love and hugs to all our wonderful Wilsonettes who are hurting today xx Anne hope Sam had a great day at the beach! It's wonderful that he loves crafting. Who know's, he could be another Phil Martin! Sorry you didn't have physio Pam :( Lynne, loving the fur babies stories! Bless you, just bide your time....they can't keep up the pretence of being wonderful in front of "dads" eyes forever! Yorkielass, thank you for your gladness of me winning a prize xx :) You take care too xx Take care Lanc Steph, hope you and all our Wilsonettes aren't in too pain....xx I do think of everyone....Take care everyone and have a great bank holiday weekend! xx Love Karen xx Oh ps what a fantastic poem Karen (Knight) using our Sue's name! It was brill and so true....well we know that anyway don't we?! xx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

SHARICA said...

This is lovely .. I may have a go at this .. xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Very busy day today, teaching and then a free massage to celebrate my birthday. Delicious. Lovely warm card with chilly snowflakes. Great stuff. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Theresa Pace said...

stunning despite simplicity of it. my fave colour combo xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful! Very striking, love it! Hugs Carole Z X

Jane Franklin said...

I like the style but not my favourite card. Luv to all jax

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue ,

A beautiful snowflake card in a lovely shade of blue Love the moments due peeking out behind the focal centrepiece. Lovely thanks Sue hugs to you xxx
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda, and everyone .xx
Jean D xx

janet said...

I do like that backgound die and was going to order it -then checked first and I already have it!!Blue and white are just right fr a Christmas card.
Looked at the challenge, but I'm no-where good (or imaginative) enough to enter. Good luck to those who do!
Hgs Janet in Kent

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
A lovely design that would suit many people in a variety of colours. Thanks for your inspiration. Will be missing for 11 days at least. Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

TOB said...

It's beautiful like an ornate mirror. Love the colours and the snowflakes. Hugs to all. Theresa xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,lovely card again to day,I love the colours.I will have to study how you did the stamping,as I am hopeless at it.
Thanks for for all your kind wishes.I have rested yerstday,and today ,and it has helped the pain.
I wish Sue ,and everyone a good Bank Holiday Weekend,stay safe on the roads.

Craftycatty said...

The colours are just right in this card Sue. Think it would be a good one for a video clip?

Laura O said...

a lovely card ,love the frame .Laura O

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, yes, we certainly do need some warm thoughts with the weather being so cold, hope it warms up soon, I've booked next week off work.

Love the card today.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Jean Bullock said...

I just love it when someone creates a beautiful window card. This one is so gorgeous you could just hang it on the wall as it makes its own frame. I love it. Pinned it of course.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, just love the frame though, going to try using it in scrapbooking.
Have a good week-end Sue
Marlene xx

Dawn Holben said...

It may look easy and simple but it still looks beautiful.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card and also very elegant. Not feeling so good today as have the Measles. Thought only Children could get them and not an Adult.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card Sue. A little different but I really like it.
I will take a look at the scrapbook blog challenge.
Hope you have a good Bank Holiday weekend xx

Steph, hugs to you, hope you're okay soon x

Pam, sorry you were let down by your physiotherapist. Hugs to you and Robbie.

Hugs to DianeandChips, Julie Laz and Lee, Lynne M and pesky critters, hope they're not misbehaving too much x, Norah and everyone in pain or need of a hug ((( )))

Hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, whatever the weather,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

nzillingworth said...


Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I am playing catch up.
I think Pam is always the first to comment and I am the last lol
Today's card is beautiful as usual. And I think I ciuld manage that one
Tou take care. And I need to go to bed
Love Theresa xx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. The Reflective Moments die is gorgeous.
Hope everyone has a good bank holiday weekend.

Blue Rose said...

Gorgeous card, and not just because it's blue, it is gorgeous. I love how you can use a single die and make it so elegant.

lindyloo12 said...

This card is in my daughter's favourite colours and is stunning, thanks Sue


Love this card and the colours
are lovely, thank you for all
these cards you are spoiling
us for choice.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed a few this weekend as my grand children were with me
Pretty card
Denise X

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Maxine said...

Very pretty card

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue.

The snowflake stamps is just beautiful. Good luck with the scrapology challenge.

June x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
The background technique makes it look quite deep and dimensional. The snowflake is cute too.