Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi bloggers!  Back to a card giveaway day after missing it due to last week's die launch and giveaway.  While this card is pretty straightforward, nothing tricky, it is quite striking so I thought it was worthy of a giveaway day.  I stamped the Justrite Iron Swirls background stamp on to a piece of black card using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed the image with True White detail embossing powder.  The image was then cut to size and matted with a thin white mat to frame it and make it pop.  I used the mauve seam binding and wrapped it both directions like a present, adding a messy bow to the junction.  I wanted to give it a bit of a feature so I cut the bow loops down the centre, creating a shabby chic sort of look with frayed edges.  I made two matching stick pins and added them to the bow, finishing it with a black jute twine bow and a crystal sparkler.  I stamped a sentiment and cut the ends into a flag.  I edged it with Shaded Lilac and then tucked the end under my sparkler.  To add a bit more colour, I added a pierced mat layer with a deep lilac card and followed with a thin white mat to set it off.  I finished the card with a black mat with Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue dots around it and a final mat of lilac.  The finished dimensions are
 6 1/2" x 7 3/4" in size.  If you would like to be entered in the drawing to win this card, just leave a comment on the post (directions are on the side of my blog if you have never done so).  I will draw a name and announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.

I still haven't had all the Christmas die winners claim their prizes.  Please check the list that was posted on Monday to see if your name is on it and email me!   All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Morning Sue and everyone, loving today's card, gorgeous.
I have so enjoyed the childhood stories, brought back so many happy memories, thank you Norah and everyone.
Hope all is well with everyone. Hugs all round especially baby Leo, Sam and Rory.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, and all the crafty
crew !!

Another lovely card especially the iron swirls, and and one I will be trying to demo with students who will be joining me at an an enrichment group one afternoon a week making cards...
great video yesterday for the daisy thanks again for sharing.

Have a great day everyone..

Cameeli xx

Theresa said...

Ohh my what a beautiful card today card is
I could not partbwithnitbif it was mine
Thanks again for sharing your inspiration Sue
And take care
Love Theresa xv

June said...

Good morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, what a wonderful day and such a beautiful card to greet today, I love the colours and am such a fan of pricking and pearling round the edges of cards, would never have though to do it on the same card but so effective. I don't think you can ever go wrong with these colours they go so well. I am off to craft club this morning and then out to lunch as it is my birthday, 67. goodness where have all the years gone. Have a great day everyone and good luck to the winner of this beautiful card. Keep safe, healthy and happy, June Smith xxx

Pam how is the physio going? xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, This card would have pride of place in any room, it is beautiful. Take care all. Kitty.

Joan D said...

Good morning all. Stunning card Sue,(as they all are) ,just love the stamped background and all the different textures. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
BEAUTIFUL card, very striking but so simple (now that we've been shown). Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs, Rose

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely card. Black, white and lilac look so well together.

Love, Roz.x

Brooke b said...

Good morning extremely stunning card love it.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is absolutely stunning, wonderful colour combo with the lilac, black and white. How wonderful it would be for anyone to win this card, there is just so much inspiration in it. Well I am in with a chance as well. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card, would really like to win this one.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card. Pretty and elegant and great colour combination.

Francesca Batley

Pam said...

Happy Birthday June Smith, you kept that quiet. Hope you have a great day. Physio has caused some pain in ankle not serious but uncomfortable. Physio thinks it is due to the fact it is still quite swollen so not moving well. Onwards and upwards, what do I have to complain about.

Breezes said...

A really stunning card ! The style shouts Sue Wilson - only you cold make such a glamorous card !

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card for the giveaway the style and colours are stunning.
I finally made my daughter Kara her birthday card for today and did some wonky mats and distress edges after seeing the video yesterday I think the open daisies will have to move up the wish list I have the other daisies and they are on Kara's card.
Wishing all with birthdays a very happy birthday and hope you all enjoy your day, and to the lady meeting her half brother enjoy your day in London.
I went to see the specialist yesterday and my next step is surgery and they will be removing bone replacing it with a tendon from my arm and doing the carpal tunnel at the same time the waiting list at the moment is 3 months so will need to get ahead with cards, I am having the left done first so that I can still carry on then have the right done.
Gentle hugs for baby Leo and big hugs to all the Wilsonettes and hope you all have a lovely day love and hugs
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x x

auscrafts said...

beautiful card today ,very stylish

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Another outstanding card I'm loving the colours you have on today's card. I have just got the perfect place for this to go. And it would be looked after so well. Sue you are one talented lady to keep coming up with all these different ideas. I just wish I could come up with half as many I would be happy. I'm so happy we have you to show us the way. Sue would it be possible to show us some cards with older dies I have so many that I've not used for years. Take care

Debs A xx

Marion Bull said...

Yet another beautiful card and how I love the colours. I still can't tie bows quite like you Sue but I'll keep on trying. Happy day everyone !!
Marion B xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card for a lucky lady.
Sheila x

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I love the embellishments!

Rosie said...

Would love to win this card!

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Sue Berry said...

Lovely card sue beautiful colours and I love the background stamp defo one to try thanks for sharing

Sue Berry

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Stunning card, I would never of thought of putting lilac with black as you have done.
Happy birthday June and anyone else celebrating today. Sue xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
You are really trying very hard to convert me to liking purple/black and I have to say you are having the desired effect little by little. Today's gift just shouts 'Edwardian' to me and I so love that era. You still had me a little on the edge of my seat by cutting your ribbon bows but it really does look beautiful. I will have all my fingers etc crossed as I just have the place ready for a piece of your art.

Norah - oh how I felt for you when I read your post last evening. My normal Sat. morning back home in the UK is for us to go to Meadowhall (our local shopping complex) meet up with Mr E's niece and her two little ones (we became adopted grandparents to them when Mr E's sister died 7yrs ago and her daughter was 8 months pregnant with her first baby) have a coffee etc and then leave them to do our shopping. It is part of my therapy in coping with a lot of people as I am so unsteady on my legs. Anyway Mr E had decided he wanted the toilet so I sat on a bench to wait for him. I started to feel really unwell sweating/clammy and a funny feeling in my left shoulder. When he came back he immediately fetched a first aider and before I new anything else I was being attended to by paramedics and waiting for an ambulance to take me to our local hospital. By lunchtime I had been to theatre had a stent put in one of my arteries which had blocked and hooked up to all the machinery in Cardio. I had had a heart attack. That was 3 years ago this coming month. It took me quite some time before I would go back to Meadowhall but eventually I saw sense and visited it on one day during the week and then the next time went on a Sat. morning.
Please do not let that one experience put you back in doors. You are a very strong lady in all ways so as I told Steph the other week 'pick yourself up; dust yourself down and start all over again' that's my song and it works. So please Rory had a ball at college and that is because of your strength.

Last story re baby Freddie the fox cub. My daughter and soninlaw took him to Tewksbury on Sunday to a charity rescue centre. They waited until he had been checked over and will be ringing the centre to make sure he has settled in. So one happy ending and a big success for them. They are now gearing up for Autumn/winter when it gets busy.

Hope everyone is feeling better this morning and ready for today's give away. Isn't it lovely to be back to normal; even though last week was fantastic.
Take care and stay safe.
Janet x

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, A really stunning card today, I love the colour combination and as you say the simplicity, although the finished product looks very intricut. This card shows that you don't always have to use dies to create a lovely card and your knowledge and design skills are so good in helping us all to do something a little different ourselves. I'd like to wish June a Happy Birthday, and agree where have all those years gone! My 67th is in a few weeks:( also. Cannot believe it. Linda.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very striking card. The stamped image looks like elegant wallpaper. Hope you don't think i am been cheeky but it's beautiful. Loving the colourway and the embelishments. Would never have thought to do the pva pearls and pricking togeather. Will try that one later. Thank you for all your hints and tips i would be lost without them.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card today, thank you
Pat x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, happy birthday June for today. Sue this card is beautiful, I love lilacs so easy on the eye. The background stamping looks great and of course the famous bow always looks good. X

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue and everyone,
A much better day today and the sun is shining. Wow! What a beautiful card in every way. That stamp on black card makes a stunning background and black and lilac are a marriage made in heaven like black and pink. This card looks quite simple to make...well simple for you Sue, but mine ever seem to turn out quite the same, but I will keep trying. I am going to see a relative today who has recently had heart surgery. She asked me to make her twelve Christmas cards, I don't really like making cards for people in case they don't like them, but we shall see what she thinks.
Happy birthday June, enjoy your day and love and hugs to everyone.
Dawn Searle xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, happy birthday June for today. Sue this card is beautiful, I love lilacs so easy on the eye. The background stamping looks great and of course the famous bow always looks good. X

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, one which anyone would be very pleased to win.


Caroljsmith said...

Would love to win this card sue I just love the colours and could give pride of place.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is so gorgeous anyone would be lucky to own it. Happy birthday to June. Have a great day everyone. Hugs Jackie

Lilian said...

Hi All, lovely card very striking colours, would love to win, but think it would be nice if June won for her birthday! Happy Birthday June. Lilian

foxyg said...

That is a striking card Sue. Beautiful.

Lesley Cann said...

Love the colours on this card one of my favourites. I have also been inspired to make hat pins after seeing the lovely ones that you make.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, loving the white embossing on the black card on the background, the tip with the bow loops is really good, and the stickpins are stunning !! The winner of this card will be very lucky.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bea said...

stunning stamp Sue and you have made a gorgeous card with it - as always. Pretty coloured seam binding too

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone another damp one still it's a good job we all have such beautiful cards to look at from Sue to look at and cheer us all up. It's a very striking card which I like very much thanks Sue. Have a good day everyone enjoy your crafting.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I'm having trouble posting this morning so hopefully this one will go (fault my end). Today's card is beautiful I love the background the colours and if course the pins. Another brilliant idea of cutting the ribbons I wish I had half of your talent you always give us fresh ideas.
Happy birthday June have a fabulous day.
Hugs x
Heather T

TDQ Karen said...

Happy birthday June. Sue I know you say this card is simple but the effect is striking. Its a lovely card xx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Very striking card and could be replicated with different background stamps. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Morning Sue
A very stunning simple card. Congratulations to all the winners of the dies last week.

Ginnie x

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the white embossing on that beautiful background stamp.
Have a good day Sue and hope you are well,

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - really love this - great tip re cutting the bow loops - sunny here today!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clare W

Pauline Norbury said...

Gorgeous sue. Love it. Xxx

Chang Alison said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. The heat embossed background is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is a really stunning card Sue and sounds so easy to make, gorgeous.xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
A Truly Beautiful, Outstanding Card, I Love The Colours You've Chosen The Coconut White, Black, And Of Course The Beautiful Lilac.
I Love The JustRight Iron Swirls Background Stamp It Looks Fabulous Heat Embossed In The True White Embossing Powder, It Looks Stunning On Black Card, (I've never been very good at background stamps as I'd always miss a bit here or there, so frustrating, until I kept watching your Video's and you kept using the technique where you actually take your card to the stamp, so I tried, I find this a lot better I'm not always perfect but I will keep pursuing it) I Love The Mauve Seam Binding That You've Used, And The Awesome Shabby Chic Bow, Beautiful Stick Pins, And A Wonderful Sparkler. Sue This Is An Amazing Card I Just Love It.
Sue Thank You For Your Hard Work, For Sharing Your Great Tips And Techniques, Thank You For The Great Photography Shots They Show Your Card In Such Great Detail.
Sue On A Personal Note: Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I So Appreciate It, Thank You So Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the lilac and black look so good together. I haven't got this stamp but I am sure I have got one that will do.

Love Rosemarie xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the background stamp. Great idea to 'gift tie' your ribbon around your card and finish with such a pretty bow.
Donna Jones

Beverley Arthrell said...

Morning sue and all
Oh my i love these colours and such a pretty card to. Must try this very soon. Thank you and have a great day.
Bev xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, how I love today's card - lilac seems to be one of my favourite card colours now - seem to use it a lot! I also love the background stamp used - think this is another for my 'wish list'!
Janette xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Stunning card, love the colours and that clever trick with the bow

Muriel x

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - another lovely card and I think the black jute is going to have to find its way to my stash.
The sun is shining here and hopefully it will be a good day. Hope everyone is feeling bright today and well and if not I send hugs. Take care all. Helen xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love it all.
Don't have that stamp, I do have others. Must have a go to see what I manage to come up with.
Have a great day hugs

Patricia xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I love the effect of the iron works stamp on the black card, its stunning, another beauty. The purple goes so well with it.
I can't believe I have been so lucky to have won in the die draw, I am over the moon, it has really made my day, thank you so much, the pine bough will be much loved and used lol.
Love Jan x x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love todays creation. The background is striking. Someone is going to love this!
Have a great day.
Ang x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A truly beautiful card, love the lilac and black, any body would be over the moon to receive such a stunning card. I can't believe that some people have not claimed their dies.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the style of this card and although I don't have the background stamp I will try with another one. Love the parcel effect and the embellishments. Have a lovely day, best wishes

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card! The colour combo also works so well, very striking. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Linda A said...

Morning Sue

Absolutely love this mornings card, very striking. Then again, no surprise as I love all your cards.

Keep them coming.

Linda Avinou

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a striking background stamp.
Very straightforward card but very effective.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a striking background stamp.
Very straightforward card but very effective.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors :)

Suejimbel said...

I really love JustRite stamps and this one is right up there on my very long "need" list, especially after seeing this beautiful card! Thanks

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue another lovely card, someone is going to be lucky to win this one. Love Jean xxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Well I have to say today's card is truly stunning and I LOVE IT! The background stamp is fabulous and has been added to my "C..." list. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, love the bow arrangement against the mono background

karenlotty said...

It's a beautiful card and very striking It all works so brilliantly Would love to give it a home And if any of the Christmas dies are still feeling lonely I know of a good home that would cherish them...

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Lovely colours.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Stunning, love the background stamp, so elegant.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fab card, the background does it all, very effective.
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this gorgeous card. The Iron Swirls stamp is so beautiful and I love the mauve seam binding. Once again you have shown us another way of making a bow a little different by cutting the loops, I will be trying that. Thank you. I hope you and your Mom are both keeping well.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat- I'm really hoping we can get together on Friday ladies : )and hugs to all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

hazel young said...

Lovely card great background xx hazel

Kate's Cards said...

Very opulent. xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue and all x
This card is simply a WOW for me but show me a Sue Wilson card that is not!!
Hugs Annie x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card anyone
Would love to own.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card the colours are great together and I love the bow, beading and pricking. Hugs to all who need them today and a very Happy Birthday to June. Sophy n Gran

Anki J said...

Hi Sue, STUNNING!!!!
Love the color combination and would be delighted to win it!

Happy Cration;)
Anki J - Sweden

Chris Curry said...

Such a combination Sue of elegance and beautiful colour. The way you have used the ribbon is lovely. Thank you.Xx

doreenj said...

Like the idea of cutting the binding loops in half, will try that on another bow!!!

Doreen x

Glennis said...

This is so pretty, I love the colours

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very dramatic card. Simply stunning. I love the colours you have chosen and the stick pins are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, so striking

Sandy G said...

Happy birthday June. Have a great day.

CHERYL brown said...

Not overly fond of b/w cards but the mauve adds zing to it and makes it gorgeous. Happy hugs to all that need one. Are you walking straight yet Pam? hugs Cheryl xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Not overly fond of b/w cards but the mauve adds zing to it and makes it gorgeous. Happy hugs to all that need one. Are you walking straight yet Pam? hugs Cheryl xxx

val jones said...

Oh my word straightforward or not Sue this card is amazing. Would so love to see it on my shelf in pride of place.
Love Val in Spain x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card elegant background stamp love this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

Very striking as you say and suitable for so many occasions. Another to add to the 'to do' list.

Take care


Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue striking card
Denise X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue
Once again a stunning card. Love the colour combo, black white and a colour always makes sense!!!

Don't know how you do it every day, but pleased that you do.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes,
Although i am not a black fan, with all the beautiful white embossing it has really lifted the card into something different and Sue, i might even have a try at this now i have my true white embossing powder(YEHH). With the lilac ribbon and card it just looks so different and so pretty. The pretty stick pins that you have made just finish it off to perfection Sue, thank you. You know this blog is my lifeline in so many ways but apart from your cards and your friendship, the special people that come to the blog lift me up on the worst of days, so thank you lovely Sue and the lovely people that show they care, as i don't know what i would do without you all.
Pam, i have had a ball with everyone taking part in telling their childhood memory although it just started with my mind wandering back to a lifetime away and ramblings that i have to admit to being prone to do(sorry) but i have loved reading everyone's long a go memories, thank you girls escaping with me.
Pam, it will with everything willing go back down(it is probably because of your tumble that it is swollen), but to get back full movement you're going to have to endure more pain unfortunately. Try to think of the positives flower that will come out of this when finished, being able to walk again free of pain is what you are aiming for.
Happy Birthday June, I hope that you have a lovely day and enjoy your birthday meal out.
Maria, i hope you have a lovely time meeting your brother down in London, you have an awful lot of catching up to do. SO pleased that you found another part of your life's jigsaw, so another part to put in place.
Happy Birthday Kara, i hope that you have a magical day, lass.
Janet, those wee kiddies have the best kind of grandparents, ones that love them. More than that, i bet you and Mr E. were the favourite Uncle and Aunt for that young lass. You have gave her the nearest that she has to her mum and in that her mum will never truely be gone.Although my children had both sets of grandparents until Rory was 8, they only seen my mum and dad. Mr.M's parents decided that they didn't want a child in their house that couldn't behave. They just didn't want to know that Rory was autistic. They were fine with him until he had that MMR vaccine because until then he was just a normal happy wee baby boy and then he totally changed literally overnight after the jag. Since my children have never even had a birthday card from them. But you see it is probably my fault because i decided that if my son wasn't welcome, then neither was i and never went. Anyway what i was getting at is my old friends didn't have any grandchildren at the time and they sort of adopted my two, Kirsten being their little darling and all girlie and Rory who was loved because he took an interest in my friends planes and trains that he built. I have found that my children have the very best in aunts and uncles because they are all "adopted" and loved by each and every one of them. Who says you can't pick your relations? I think my children have done really well with their handpicked ones. Anyway getting back to you, boy am i glad that Mr. E. came back when he did and just lucky it wasn't like the ladies toilets where you have to queue. I would say i think but i know it wouldn't be as i know that i would come down with a full scale panic trying to go back after that happening, so well done you and so glad that you got help exactly when you needed it most.
Don't know if it is just me, but it is cold up here at the Ochils to the point i have a big heavy cardigan on, wonder if another sleep would help? Sending hugs to Robbie, Baby Leo, young Sam and all the fabulous Wilsonettes, thank you for your so many kindnesses that you all do,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the background stamp you have used on this card and the colours are lovely too.
Beverley W

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card! It is fairly simple but there are a few potential pitfalls along the way - particularly if you me! I love the colour combination and what you have done with the bow as well as wrapping the card like a lovely gift ! That's exactly what it is and we are so fortunate to have you, Sue, thank you once again for all you do for us
Sending hugs to you and your Mum.
I am going out for coffee this morning and leaving the chaos behind for an hour or so. Just to the local garden centre but they have a lovely coffee shop.
Happy Birthday - June ! Have a lovely day and a lovely lunch with your friend.
Mary - hope all went well yesterday at hospital!
Nanna Tina - hope you dont have to wait too long for your op. thinking of you.
Pam - sorry about the pain in your ankle. Do hope the swelling goes down very soon and that you feel the benefits of the physio rather than just the pain. Love to you and Robbie.
Sandra - hope you are not too tired out after your journey home.
Norah - hope you feeling a bit better today - been thinking about you. Love to you and Rory - got it right today!
Dawn Searle - hope your friend likes your cards - I'm sure she will.
Love to all other friends on the blog,
Myra x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Its another stunner. Really, really pretty. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

Julie Kay said...

Morning Sue..

Beautiful card.. black and white always goes with any colour. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I love the iron works stamp and doesn't the white mat make it pop. Layered on top of my my favourite colour. Simply stunning.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
The iron swirls really stand out on this card it is a beautiful stamp.
The colours are lovely, lilac always looks elegant. WOW the messy messy bow is a brilliant idea, seam binding is so soft that it obviously sits well tattered up.
Thank you so much for all that you share with us Sue.
Lorna D

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Love the tatty bow and the iron swirls is such an elegant and finely detailed stamp. It looks fabulous in black and white.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, love the colours and the bow. The Iron Swirls stamp is gorgeous and the white embossing is lush. Enjoy your day, hugs to you and your Mom.
Pam hope that your ankle swelling goes down soon, you are doing so well, you are so brave, hugs to you and Robbie.
June Smith Happy Birthday and have a lovely day, enjoy your lunch and the crafting.
Nanna Tina the card you made Kara sounds fabulous, Happy Birthday to Kara.
Norah I felt for you having that frightening experience, you are so brave and strong, don't let it put you off going out, you are such a special person. So glad that Rory is enjoying college and his new course, he is a credit to you, massive heartfelt hugs to you and Rory.
Janet glad that Freddie the fox has settled in his new home, it will be a relief to your daughter. Your experience at Meadowhall was scary too, good that you had prompt attention, Yorkshire hugs to you and Mr E.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Steph, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Wheely Bad, Cameeli, Sandra, Tres, Ita, Cheryl B, Maureen K, Myra P, Brenda L, Helen K, TOB Theresa, Anne C, Baby Leo, Sam and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

craftynanna said...

sensational sue, both the card and you, i don't know how you do it all this inspiration from you, it would give me brain freeze lol, i really love the background and fancy doing that to the bow, just shows i would never ever think of anything like that, its just brilliant, you know sue if any christmas die isn't claimed i would give one a happy home ahah, i am of to the charity shop now so will check back later to read all the comments, happy birthday june, have a great day, love to all J

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

this is stunning, love the iron swirls, the colours are beautiful
Carol x

Alice G said...

Morning Sue, the ironworks stamp is one of my favourites. As your card shows, it needs very little else to finish it off. This is a beautiful card.

Hugs Alice xx

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Another Stunning card, good luck to all . Hugs Elaine x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Oh Wow! What a beautiful card. Love black and lilac together, so elegant. It would make the highlight of my day if I received a card like this. Thank you for sharing all your inspirations.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

nattyboots said...

Oh my Sue , whoever wins this card will be one lucky person,
loving the background and the colors .
Good luck everyone ,oh and me .
Elaine H X

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is gorgeous Sue, everything about it screams class and elegance.
Pam, sorry to read you're swollen and in discomfort. Don't try to overdo the exercises at home when the physio isn't there, until you're a bit further down the recovery path. Hope Robbie is still improving.
Happy Birthday June, remember - Age is just a number.
Norah, take care, I hope you're recovering from your shopping trauma, and love to Rory.
I know there were more people I was going to send messages to, but the memory is going fast, please forgive me.
Best wishes to all including Alimecca Alison, Yorkielass June, Lynda, Wheelybad, Brenda Lello (born same year as me - a rather good vintage, Julie Laz and Lee,and of course our Sue xx

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, What a beautiful card today. I love this background stamp and it is on my list when I visit Ally Pally next month. Hoping so much to see you as well. Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card. The colours are just right. Must give pricking around a card a go.
Best wishes,
Evis McCarthy.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this card certainly makes a statement, so bold and bright, really like it, good luck for whoever wins this one.

Happy Birthday June Smith have a great day.

Take care everyone, Jess x

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card!

SHARICA said...

Love the background .. xx

Lacelady said...

Wow Sue, that background stamp is incredibly attractive. All the swirls just seem to draw the eye in.

darcydaydream said...

Not sure this one is my style but it is very glamorous and I do like the colours.
Take care.
Christine in Darcy....xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Such a stunning elegant card ,hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card again today.
Lesley S x

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue it's beautiful thank you for sharing love to all June xxxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today with the lovely black and white background - very elegant . There you go again making us all twitchy today cutting ribbon bows in half! What a great effect though. Hope you have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

Happy birthday June hope you enjoy your day - craft and lunch - perfect xxx

Elaine Sabey said...

Stunning combination of colours very striking . I love the bow and dazzler with the stamping. I have recently got into stamping and really enjoy it.

Love Elaine x

Jill Berg said...

Such a stunning background for a beautiful card

Maryann Laursen said...

Another beauty here again Sue. Gorgeous work as usual and such awesome ideas used on it.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

June a Very Happy Birthday havea wonderful time.
Pam, I am sending you a healing hug, and I hope the swelling goes down soon...
Cameeli xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Today's card is stunning !! I really love it !! The justrite iron swirls stamp just looks fab embossed with white embossing powder onto black card. A really lovey effect. I also like how you have wrapped the ribbon around the card, and the "different" style of bow you have made. Unusual but it is lovely !! As always Sue your stick pins are gorgeous !!
I would like to make a suggestion to you Sue. You make many little forked cards to put your sentiments on and I have noticed that you do this a lot. Personally I find I struggle a lot to find a die that is suitable for my size of sentiment. (Length wise.) To my knowledge there are no long thin dies out there to put long narrow sentiments on them. If you created a set of dies of differing lengths and different end designs I am sure they would be very warmly welcomed by many crafters !! I hope you don't think I am being to cheeky. It is just a suggestion but one I hope you may put some thought to. ( I would have e-mailed you personally but my iPad, for some reason is not letting me send stuff at the moment. )
I have made my Dad a 70th birthday card from the Bevelled Glass Striplet Die that I won from you Sue. I am very pleased with it !! If I can manage to get e-mails to send again I will sent it to you.
Wishing you lots of love and hugs today Sue love Tres x x x

Wishing love and hugs to all today. Love Tres x x x

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Love today's card as always, but the colours go so well together and look very classy and elegant.
Have a great day everyone. Susi x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, really like this card. I have this stamp so will be giving this card a go. Don't know how you keep coming up with these lovely ideas but please don't stop.
Regards Zena x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the colours you've used and everything about it, it's beautiful.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour scheme you have used here, very striking. I expect some folk are away as it was a bank holiday and that is why you have not heard from them yet. Love from Jackie D

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very striking colours the black and lilac.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Very striking. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - another great card, and I love the effect from cutting into the seam binding bow! Thanks Susan x

Laura O said...

fab card love the background ,Laura O

Jean Johnston said...

Beautiful card showing simple design can be so effective.

Unknown said...

Morning all,
Lilac & black, very striking card.
Best wishes,
Susan McG x

Anonymous said...

Elegant card.

Take care


nzillingworth said...


Jane Franklin said...

Love the card and the stamped background is fab. Love the bow and your stick pins, actually can you tell I love it all! Happy birthday to June Smith and what a lot of lovely ladies you are such fun to be part of, thank you. Luv to all jax

Maxine T said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the iron works stamp, wish I had it. Also wish I could win one of your cards, I keep trying.
Maxine T

samantha wade said...

Love the colours, beautiful card.x

Dawn Holben said...

Every single detail on this card is simply beautiful and the bow just finishes it off perfectly.
I love it.

Cathie Weary said...

A very striking card. Love the black and lavender.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Another lovely card. Loving the colour combo and the background stamp. Good luck to everyone in the draw. Hugs Pauline A xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today. The Iron Swirls is a lovely stamp. I love the colour combination too.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, the black and lilac is striking, also love the different bow.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card - love it.

Carol Grieve.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one and hopefully not too complicated!!

Happy Birthday June have a lovely day!

Love to you all xxx

Sandyf said...

Gorgeous card Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and lovely Wilsonettes. Before I forget !! Happy Birthday June. Have a really nice day xx
Tres - love your die idea. I type and print many sentiments that couldnt be found in stamp world (until Phil launched his family collection yesterday) from foster parents to foster children, to carer and all the 'so called' unusual family sentiments I have spent lots of hour's out of my craft time faffing about typing and printing then turning them into Sue Banners, so I think it would be FAB to have varying sizes of decorative banner dies, from tiny to large that hold the larger size computer text (20) in the drop down text size box as not to get lost on large cards (depending on font you use that is) ! Great idea.

Pam - hope your ankle has started to go down a little. I suppose they have suggested cool packs to help with the swelling ?
TOB, hope Emma has arrived safely, and our dear Cam, hope you are feeling a little brighter than you felt the BH weekend xx
Well, yet again, many a tear was shed last night after watching our daughter's dvd of her wedding, it was full of the stills that they didnt inckude in their album and all set to their wedding music, oh my, I was a sobbing wreck LOL and Mr L is on his way to collect them to drop off at their airport hotel before their flight to Kefalonia to enjoy their 2 week honeymoon tomorrow (the place where she was proposed to last June) ahh bless LOL a beautiful island for our beautiful newlyweds.

Anyway onto the main star - our W.O.W. (wonder of wilson) such a lovely background stamp Sue worthy of not being hidden too much. Black white purple, what a lovely combo of colour's. I have just one Justrite background stamp but Im not very good at using background stamps, more practice is required me thinks !
It really is a stunning card. Should my luck be turning and Im lucky for my name to be chosen, as I was SO lucky last week, Id like it to go back for a 2nd draw attempt please if possible, just seems fair to me, after all, its not the only chance to receive a W.O.W.

Well I hope you are well and happy Sue, and to my many very special friends here I wish you love and friendly hugs (you know who you all are) Thank you for being YOU.
Sending special thanks to Sue for this remarkable safe home of craft and care.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jayne S said...

Lovely card witb a stunning background.

Jean Welling said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the colours.


Ann Lauzon said...

Morning Sue, what a magnificent card .. absolutely beautiful

Jean Bullock said...

What an elegant card. The stickpins are fabulous. The heat embossed background stamping is beautifully done. I pinned, of course.

terrie said...

A very elegant card...and I like the lavender with the balck...great color combo.
Well done Sue

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card today. The background stamp is amazing. I love the colours and the added detail of cutting the seam binding. Caz x

Ann Williams said...

Lovely card Sue & the colours are lovely as well. Ann, France

Sharon, gloucester said...

Gorgeous card, the background stamp is amazing. Love the colour combination.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and the background stamp is gorgeous. Love the way you have 'wrapped' the card as well.

June, happy birthday. I hope you have a lovely day.


Jill Liddle said...

Lovely colour combo again with this card, love it.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I just love the way you get all your 'pearl' so neat around the card, those and the piercing really gives the card something extra. The colours are divine and the background is really striking. The finishing touch of the ribbon and the hatpins gives this card some pazzazz. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, the stamp is stunning and loving the colours too.I would be proud to own this card.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

very striking indeed! i thought that was a background paper rather than a stamped image. elegant and beautiful xx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue, love the colour Mauve.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jan Epps said...

Hi Sue It may be simple but it absolutely stunning.


Helen Jones said...

hi sue love the card althe best Helen

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue, hugs Carole Z X

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love that background.

janet said...

This would make a lovely Christmas card using a different colour background -day dark red or blue - wouldn't it!! I'm not a mad fan of black and white any more, though it certainly looks so elegant. I have this stamp but haven't used it yet. Must dig it out and play.
HUgs Janet in Kent

Vie Carter said...

Very dramatic card today Sue, I love it


tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the background stamp must get this one and yes I would use it for a christmas card thank you tracy w x

nannapat said...

wow, a fabulous card Sue. I love the ironwork swirls, great for any occasion. Pat x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

A W.O.W (to quote Steph!) to be sure! I love this stamp, will have it soon with luck. The monochrome with a hint of purple is just gorgeous. Soon as Alex's stuff is finished I am sorting through my beads and having a stick pin evening. I have a tv table that I bead or put the laptop on so I can see a nice evening watching the football and making stick pins up ahead. I may even treat myself with something otherwise forbidden- mmm, chocolate! I love the 'giftwrap' look and use it a lot, usually to cover up an inky finger print, paper/ embossing that doesn't match up etc. We've all been there surely?! I have said before how much I love the daisy so that also will be coming here in the next month or so. Note to self, must sort that next lot for eBay! I did love yesterday's card. My "baby" sisters are getting very grown up now so that style of card will be ideal for them. Having issues getting my notification emails so I need to get on the laptop to sort it out as trying to do it on the mobile is a nightmare! Finally I agree with Tres, I have to often make my own sentiments on the computer as I have a very extended and complicated family! Phill's stamps will save me a struggle but dies that fit slightly longer greetings and sentiments would help so much. Trying to fit "For a wonderful Step-Mum" in a readable font on a die was a particular nightmare I had this year. Yes, I could have put it on a banner on the computer and printed it, cut it out but omg, if you could see my cutting out! When I attempt this I print out six, cut them all out and pick the best one. An hour and a half of pure stress and numb fingers!!! And there is NO chance of a mat! As you can guarantee not one of the dies I have will mat it the way I want it! I am probably being too fussy but Sue, if you pursue the idea I would be delighted :-) hope both you and your Mom are well xxx

Happy birthday June, have a wonderful day,

Norah, I'm so happy for Rory. I feel for you though as I know how much I hate being in busy places, with the world happening 2 1/2 foot above my head. I've been trapped at home for most of the last four years and it's not fun. Give yourself a few days to recover then go somewhere nearby and quieter as soon as you can and build up your confidence going busier places gradually. Think of it as 'crowd physiotherapy' or something like that! Everyone feels vulnerable at sometime in their lives, it's normal but don't let it get to you. I have absolute faith you can be back to going out wherever you want to very soon xxx

Lindsay, the gymkhana will be amazing, I am sure of it! I know how much kids love events like that and I hope the weather is kind to you xxx

Yesterday I felt a lot brighter. My best day in ages! I was able to do a few tasks that I'd been waiting to do, I did some exercises too. My knees are rebelling today, reminding me to be careful how I go about this! A little tired today but with Alex's birthday Friday I need to make him a card. Will have to play this with care as he'd like us to join him for a meal Friday evening so I must not mess myself up as it'll be the last time we go out before he leaves.

So with that my dear Wilsonettes I must go. Mr W will be home in an hour or so and will want to vent about work so I must try get something done. Special hugs for my awesome, supportive Wilsonette friends, healing hugs for those who are ill, in hospital or in any pain and of course hugs and wishes of happy crafting to Wilsonettes from everywhere.

Until tomorrow, T xxx

Jackie Whiteman said...

I just love this card, the colours, the style - it is beautiful, may just have to go and order this stamp!!

Janice Wallace said...

It may be a "simple" card, but the details and colour choice make it stand out.
Janice W

Craftysusan said...

Stunning card Sue, love the background and bow. You always manage to coordinate your stick pins so well too.

Paula said...

A brilliant card Sue, thank you!

Paula x

Linda Kember said...

Hi Sue, another striking card, I love the colour combinations. Keep up the good work, I can't wait to see what else you design. I have been playing with the new dies, they are lovely. All the best.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,Wow Wow,this card is up my street,the colours,my favourites ,and the ribbon,I would be a very happy girl if I could make a card like this,
Thanks for the inspiration Sue.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue.

Craftihappiness to everyone from Pearl.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card,I do like the justrite background stamps.

Linda Graham said...

Another beautiful card Sue,loving the black and white with hint of colour, I have the iron swirls stamps but yet to use it,now is the time with such wonderful inspiration,thank you Linda x

SusanP, Kent said...

This is dramatic background from the Iron Swirls. Great on the mauve. The black twine highlights the gorgeous bow and blends with the background.
ps. Thanks for the video yesterday

Jane said...

Love today's card very striking.

Jane xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love this background stamp another to add to wish list.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card but it's that black thing again for me - sorry! Apart from that, I love everything about it. Like the idea of the sentiment strip dies too - I'm sure as talented as you could rustle them up easily!!!
Tina, I'm pleased that they can do something about your poor thums and hope it won't be too long. June happy birthday. Norah, what a horrible experience for you but please don't be put off from going to these places.
Well today hasn't been a good day. Took my aunt to see oncologist and unfortunately they have said nothing more they can do other than try to manage her pain. I feel so sorry for her - and to anybody else in the grip of this horrible disease. Sorry I'm not very cheerful today, will try harder tomorrow. Love to you all. -Alison xxx

purplenana said...

Wow what a beautiful card, and my favourite colour being purple, I just love purple and black cards and can be made for all occasions. Thank you once again Sue for a chance to win one of your lovely cards.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, today's card is definitely a different one, I think it's an either you do or don't. I am one of the do. Thanks again lol Gill P G x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, today's card is definitely a different one, I think it's an either you do or don't. I am one of the do. Thanks again lol Gill P G x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, today's card is definitely a different one, I think it's an either you do or don't. I am one of the do. Thanks again lol Gill P G x x

Anonymous said...

Late today, Sue, love this card and not a die in sight!! Like the cut loops in the bows and the swirly swirly background - would like to win this please.

'P' in Wales

Happy Birthday, June. Only seen first few comments but will read rest later.

Robin said...

Lovely card - composition and colourway.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card today. All my favourite colours too. Would love to win this as i would treasure it

Karen Drew said...

Oooh that is stunning.
Karen xx

liz spooner said...

Stunning Sue, don't know how you come up with everything. Hugs Liz Spooner

Maria I said...

A great card Sue - simple but very effective xxx

Janice K said...

Stunning card, very classy.x

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