Saturday, 6 September 2014

Best Wishes

 Hello bloggers!  A vintage looking sort of card for today's offering.  I pulled out my old thrift store dictionary to use here. I used the outer ring from the Italian collection Decorative frames to cut an aperture in the middle of my milk card background.   I then embossed it with the Basketweave folder to create some texture for my background.  I added mounting foam to the back of it and matted it on a piece of black card.  I used the Decorative frames again and cut the larger decorative insert out of black card, then a smaller circle out of milk card and the next size down in that die set.  I glued them both to a page of my dictionary paper and trimmed the edge with my circle die.  I seated this piece down into the recessed portion of my background aperture.  I stamped my sentiment from the Bold Sentiment set by Cr. Exp. and cut it into a strip then matted it with black.  I put a bit of a bend in it and attached it to the side of my circle with glue dots.  I made several different sized  flowers using my Classic Rose die and my dictionary pages.  I used the scrunch method and then edged them with Black Soot distress ink before adding glue to the edge and Iced Snow.  I seated the two largest flowers on a black seam binding messy bow by my sentiment and the others were attached on the opposite side of the aperture.  I made a couple of stick pins and added some baby's breath and leaves and accents.  I embellished the other corners with pearl swirls.  A double milk mat with a pierced inner mat completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 7 3/4" in size.

The winner of this week's Wednesday card giveaway is:

Susi Mortimer!!!

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

Just to let you know that Kim Robertson will be on Create and Craft TV today at 10am and 4pm with a selection of great Creative Expressions and Justrite products.  With Kim's unique style, the shows, samples and demos should be quite a treat!  Don't forget to tune in!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Another stunning card Sue, love it, very elegant. Congrats to Susi, lucky lady.
Belated birthday wishes to P, hope you had a lovely day.
Sandra, I will always be here for you, that's what this community is all about, caring.
Norah, sorry you are having a job with Robbie,s site. Give it another go, when you see visit a site or who do you want to visit, enter Robbie McCluskey and it should take you there. Robbie has regained the use of his tricep muscles now in both arms. He now has some function in all of his major muscle groups. He has a date of 17th Sept for coming home. He is learning to propel his manual wheelchair and use a slide board to move from chair to bed and back again. George is hopeful that as his spine heals itself he may regain some muscle power in his legs. As Robbie progresses physically, George is recovering emotionally, it will be so good to get my two lads back to their old selves. Thank you Maureen for your post for Robbie, it was lovely.
Alison, thanks for the info on the craft stall. Hope one day to visit it.
Doc was shocked at swelling but no major problem, he has increased meds and I go back next Thurs for tests. Norah, swear I haven't overdone it, it has been like that since cast removed.
Margaret glad little corgi us better.
Love and hugs to everyone, have a good weekend xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Love today's card, it stunning. Hazel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love how you use dictionary pages for the roses.
Found Sue's new EFs on JS website last night - totally gorgeous and two accidentally fell into my basket! I'm still trying to decide whether to get Sue's poinsettias as I already have the spellbinder ones, has anyone any advice?? Congratulations to Susi on her Wednesday win.
Off to see Ant & Dec live today so it will be very late home. Have a lovely weekend everyone. Sue xxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

I like the use of the old pages and the flowers are beautiful. Not sure how you have made them though.

Love, Roz.x

Jan.moogie said...

What a gorgeous card Sue and just love those roses. xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes. Stunning card today Sue, love the old dictionary that you have used, how these things come in handy after all these years.

CraftySuetoo: you simply have to have Sue's Poinsettias, I also have the spellbinder ones but they are not as good as Sue's believe me................go for it.

Such good news about Robbie, he has worked very hard to achieve what he has so far and he is continuing to improve on a daily basis. Also lets hope the increased meds help with the swelling.

Have a great Saturday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. Hugs June Smith xxx

June said...

Sorry for got to say congratulations to Susi. xx

Anonymous said...

Love the whole look of this card, Sue, the dictionary pages work so well and - of course - really like the embellishments. That basket-weave EF so useful, especially for man cards (use mine with scratchboard, your brilliant idea!)
Well done, Susi, on your card win.

'P' in Wales

Thanks to everyone for birthday messages - 10, 20, 21 who cares?! Lots of laughs - appreciated.
Feel young but looking older now the face is travelling south to match the rest. Himself offered a facelift! He's lovely.
Pam - good news re Robbie - have looked at site.

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a great card, I love altered art and mixed media, and I use a lot of old dictionaries and old novels that are in charity shops etc and they make some of the best backgrounds, die cuts and decoupage paper, love it, this is a brilliant card. Congratulations on Sue winning Wednesday's card, hugs all and have a great weekend, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. Love how you have used an old dictionary for the background and the roses, but I suppose any old book would do. Your dies really are stunning.
Good news regards Robbie Pam, he'll be so glad to get home, and he's getting stronger every day. Hugs as usual to you both. Hope your stronger meds kick in soon.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra. Hope your feeling better today Sandra, and remember we are all hear for you. We all have broad shoulders to take are little grumbles. As you know mine is Pete, he keeps stumbling over the uneven ground, the rest off us don't as we all look where we are going, and we have no seagulls you'll be glad to hear. We have hired a car from from tomorrow so it should be interesting driving on the wrong side of the road. Hope Steph and Norah aren't hurting to much today, and that your hills are alive today Norah.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and particraft friends. Another weekend, another beautiful card. I was using my Italian frames only yesterday so its lovely to see them on today's card. Its one we wont show to our partners though (especially the horder's and it may come in useful one day'ers) as I can hear those words we all dread "told you it would come in useful one day lol ! But its a lovely idea. Ive used old atlas books before now to take a snippet out for driving test cards (of the customers area) but never a dictionary page yet, oh and an old war fiction book for an avid reader, so yes, old pages are great fun to use.

Well done Susi, a card to cherish. Enjoy.

Pam - I must check out Robbies site. I use my phone more than the laptop and am running out of internal memory (I know how it feels) sounds like its owner ! But when the LT comes out, I shall go and check out this very determind inspirational young man that we all feel we know, so thanks Pam, and hope this ankle of your's starts to feel so much better soon.
It will be great to see Kim again today. I was trying to email her last night to tell her im thinking of her, but as I
said, my internal memory is full so it starts to create problems with messages etc ! Will have to get 'Mr told you so' to sort it for me, but I shall record her shows for future reference.

Thinking of my very special friends today and sending you love. Sandra, have another good day hon. Have a lovely day Sue, thank you for being you.

Lancashire Steph xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

That's a different way to use a dictionary. Love the roses, very different. Really like the card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card. Great idea for the flowers. Will have go go out and purchase one. Loving all the embellishments. Congrats to susi on her win.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card will be doing this one, love it,
Crafty hugs Julie xxxx love to everyone xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love today's beauty and how you use that thrift store dictionary to make your scrunch flowers and the aperture (you prove how long one old book will last as you have had that same one for a while now haven't you?)
The Basketweave embossing folder is one of my favourite and most used ones, it is so handy, especially for male cards!
Congratulations to Susi, you will love your card : )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat and my other special friends and to all in need. Have a good weekend everyone. Take care.

Bea said...

Fab card Sue - always love seeing your ideas - have found some old books in the loft and am going to try using them with some of my spellbinders to see what I can create with them.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
What A Truly Tremendous Card I Love All The Different Textures That Are Going On, I Love The Basketweave Embossing Folder This Really Stands Out.
I Love How You've Used The Fabulous Dictionary What A Fabulous Idea, I Know You've Used Before, I Must Admit If I Did This It Wouldn't Look Like This.
I Love How You've Incorporated your Italian Dies, Fabulous Colour The Milk And The Black Card Together Very Striking, And Wow I Truly Love Those Fabulous Roses Made From The Dictionary Using Your Classic Rose Die, I Love How You've Added A Touch Of Black Soot Distress Ink And Then My Favourite Product Iced Snow, I Love How You Finish Off Your Cards With The Perfect Embellishments Your Fabulous Roses. Messy Bow Stunning Stick Pins. Sue An Awesome Card Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Thank You For The Photography Shots.
Sue Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I So Much Appreciate It Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs From Sam x
Hugs To All
Congratulations To The Wednesday Card Gift.
I'm Thrilled To See Kim Will Be Back On Create And Craft Today For Creative Expression.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an excellent card using
your dictionary I have been making
Christmas decorations with old books
so must try the flowers they are great.
Nacyd xx

Anne Crawford said...

Wonderful card! Great use of the dictionary ! The roses look super and the dies used are gorgeous, do you never run out of ideasSue?
Congratulations to Susi on winning the Wednesday card, enjoy!
Must go and check out those new EF's , thanks Craftysue.
Too wet for golf this morning so I hear the craft room calling.
Wonderful news about Robbie and hope the swelling goes down soon Pam.
Hugs to all xo

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant to see the print dictionary again, I love this look. Lovely card. Congratulations to Sue on your win xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful combination of milk/black card. Love the use of your old dictionary for the flowers a real vintagy feel to todays card. Just great lol lynne m x x x

Seems that the gremlins are back in my internet as I thought I left a comment on yesterdays blog. If not that then the lol ( lunacy of lynne remember) has struck again.

Poochies after the indignity ( their word) of a fur cut and me chasing them all over the place settled for a day of sulks on Thursday cuz I managed to keep them clean for more than 30 seconds. It really was quite comical with them laying down facing away from me and acting completely deaf - no change there then. Yesterday another tactic was tried in that Tilly became my shadow with Cully behind for back up. If I went to sit down - heaven forbid Tilly jumped up to get there first and then looked at me as if to say too slow beat you. Well this turned into a game for poochies at least of musical chairs ( well 2 settees really) me trying to beat the mighty menaces to sit down and they taking it in turns to jump onto the settee before my behind could touch the cushion. The little b's enjoyed themselves whilst I resorted to cursing under my breathe using a variety of swear words I have to admit. Well if nothing else it made me feel better after all it is a bit soul destroying to be beaten by two mighty menaces. Well the saying"Tit for tat" came into play because I then sulked ( ashamed to say at my advanced age but sometimes you have to go with underhand tactics) when dealing with my two. After a while of it driving my two nuts a truce was called and we settled down for them to nod off to sleep whilst I read to them. Hubby has them today as I am off to help at my daughters work fete. No doubt they will be little princesses for him.

Margaret CO - lol and gentle hugs to your corgi x x x

To all of my partners in craft here on this blog have a great day and if you are in need or pain gentle hugs and lol from the pesky critters x x x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What another stunning card and love the way you made the roses out of the dictionary. I just love it! Take Care love Michelle S xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely card today, as always, the Italian dies make great apertures and the roses look fabulous from the old dictionary pages

Muriel x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, great use of an old book!


Aspiring crafter said...

Love it Sue, especially the roses!
Have a great weekend,

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I have an old music book that I use in much the same way. Congratulations to Susi.Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It was you that started me using old dictionary pages a long time ago and I love using them for flowers, backgrounds etc. Todays card is fabulous as usual.
Congratulations to Sue on your win.
More good news about Robbie Pam.
Hugs x
Heather T

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, love the vintage style of this card, have a great weekend

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue oh I love this one its stunning. I keep saying I'm going to buy a old dictionary but I never get round to it. But no excuse I'm going into town today. I always love it when you mix dir sets. And these all go wonderfully together. I don't have all these dies but I'm sure I can get away by using some similar ones to make a card similar to this one. Take care sue xx

Debs A xxxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Once again another stunner, I love it
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love the vintage feel to this card. Nice to see the dictionary out again, love the flowers done that way.

Love Rosemarie xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card using the dictionary for rose and centre piece. Just love how you have done it. I bought your Elegant Poinsettia stamp yesterday from a small craft shop on way back from lunch with a friend. It is beautiful. Enjoy your weekend x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Lovely idea to use the dictionary esècially on the scrunched up rose.
Beautiful card I don't know how you keep coming up with all these new ideas.
Congrats to the winner of your card.
Love Val in Spain x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, another great card and a great technique, I really like the decorative frames and basket-weave folder...

Well have nice day everyone.

Cameeli xx

Wendy L said...

Love the card, love the pins, love love love the embossing folder, love the flowers, xxxx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone what a different card I like the roses a lot especially the way you the black soot on the edges of the roses they look lovely.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue... Love the flowers ...
Have a lovely weekend and happy crafting ...x

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card here today. I love your flowers here with the text on, they looks fabulous Sue, like it all does.
Have a wonderful week-end now.

Brooke b said...

Stunning card love the flowers

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is one of those wonderful 'stock' gifts and one that could be easily adapted for those pesky males in our lives. I never feel comfortable cutting into old books - it really is out of my comfort zone - although they do give a wonderful effect. So Sue you have given me another challenge!

Pam - It is wonderful how Robbie is progressing. What a mystery the body is - it has it's own time and way of doing things. It's also lovely to hear that Dad -George- is also recovering. It is one of the biggest events anyone will have to face that of knowing there is nothing you can do physically to help your child. You feel so lost.
Norah - Please take one/two days R&R - I know it's easy for me to say but you just cannot do everything in one day. Here comes a -Mum- quote 'it will still be there tomorrow. No-one will come and do it for you'. So please take care.

Off this morning to do some bday gift shopping for my Great Grandson Thomas who will be one next Sat. So family party/get together then. Just hope that Meadowhall will not be full of teenagers who are coming to Sheffield University this year. Not that I have anything against teenagers of course! Should be good people watching from the coffee shops.

Congratulations to the very lucky lady of the Wed. give away.

Hope everyone is feeling somewhat better this morning and ready for a good week-end. Stay safe and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Joan D said...

Really like this card Sue. Has a vintage chic look about it. ( if there is such a thing!)there is now . Xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A fabulous card today and I love how you have used your thrift store dictionary, the flowers look particularly great in it.
Congratulations to Susi for winning one of your treasures!
Pam it's truly heartwarming to read about Robbies wonderful well he's doing.I hope the swelling starts to go down very soon for you.
Lynne you should keep a diary about your devious divas it would make a fabulous book, I would love to be a fly on the wall when they start their antics. Lol!
Love to all and a gentle hug to all in need or who just feels like one there are plenty in the pot.
Sheila xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card Sue. I have never thought of using old pages but its very effective. Will have to try that idea. I love the crushed flowers. More inspiration from your good self. Thanks for sharing Sue. Congrats to the winner. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a great card! Will be making this for my granddaughter who is studying English at uni - a perfect card and I know she'll love it as much as I do. Congratulations to Sue on winning Wednesday's card.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I love the use of the dictionary paper. Pam such good news about Robbie it all sounds so positive which must be good for everyone.
Crafting hugs for all,
Gail Cx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Im not generally a fan of vintage (except for my husband, lol!) but this is super. Lovely design.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jane said...

The photo don't do it justice today its changed the colours I think love the card.

Jane xx

foxyg said...

Love the vintage look of this card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the dictionary flowers

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the roses! Co gratulations to the lucky winner of your gorgeous card. Love Jean xxx

hollyberry said...

A very elegant vintage card today.That dictionary certainly comes in useful.

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue thank you for sharing love to all. Congrats to the winner. Great to see kim back xxxxxx
Love June xx

DMJ said...

I like the look of "vintage" using old books, and the roses look good too,

Doreen x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
another beautiful card to start the weekend off. I love it, also how you've used your dictionary paper for your roses.
Just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today. Very elegant and pretty.
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Simply gorgeous. A very beautiful card - Love it.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Love the roses and dies. Thanks for sharing.
Pam, wonderful news about Robbies progress. What a courageous young man he is. You must be so so proud of him.
Congratulations Susi.
Hugs to all.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner, love the use of the old book pages, makes beautiful roses.
Congratulations to Susi.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another absolutely gorgeous card. Love the roses and the whole layout. Well done Susi on winning the card. Bx

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card again Sue ,Congrats to Susi well done
Elaine H X

Glennis said...

Fabulous! I love using dictionary pages too

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card. This dictionary roses are a hit! I like this EF and although I doubt I'll find one I will look all the same.

It's been an odd week. Cleaners advertise as self employed but it turns out they want cash in hand. No good as I have to show what I spend to councils etc to determine what I spend on helping myself so their names may get seen. Very frustrating.

I finally got to speak to hospital Thursday morning, as "phone later today" actually means "in 48 hours", nurse specialist dumbfounded and said she had to speak to surgeon and either one would call Thursday or Friday. No call and seven weeks on the brusing doesn't seem to be shifting. Extra physical weakness/ exhaustion making things seem so much harder as I need to lay down and rest every couple of hours. All very inconvenient! Want to go back to sleep but nature calling as is my tummy. If I get up now I'd have both myself and the dog fed by 10:30am. Mr W gone to get pictures we had taken of us and Bill today, so a nice treat. My nephew popping in too for some craft advice on his art project for college. Real cogs are nice to cover a guitar with but will cost a fortune. I will show him how to use the die cutting machine ans how to colour aluminium with alcohol markers there's also the melt pot!

I shall try post more later, I need some medicine quite badly at the minute. I miss you all, very special hugs to Sue and my most special Wilsonette friends, gentle hugs for those ill, in pain or unhappy. Hugs for Robbie fir his progress and I shall look at his website later. Hugs for Wilsonettes in every time zone.

There are enough hours in the day but some one seems to have pinched most of mine!

I'll be back soon as I can,

T x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, I hope you are well. Sorry I haven't popped in much this week but it's been one of those weeks. Gorgeous cards once again. Enjoy the weekend. kind regards Joanne K x

Annie said...

Stunning card today, Sue, love the flowers and the baby's breath.
Congrats to the winner!
Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning card, Sue. I love it.

Anne (Northampton)

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a truly stunning card today I love it the roses are just so beautiful, hugs sarah xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, love this card. Am trying to persuade myself to use an old book in this way but as a book hoarder I'm struggling! Also loved yesterday's cards but didn't get time to blog. Have a good weekend everyone. Gx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like the old pages - it's something I like when I see it and always seem to forget about when it comes to my card making..... Talk about senior moments. Hope you have a good weekend.
Beverley W

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the vintage look of today's card, I have used old books for backing papers and like Steph an old atlas for men's cards.
Congrats Susi on winning the card giveaway.
Pam so glad Robbie is on the mend, you take care as well!
Take care everyone, Jess x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. I may as well use my old dictionary as I've had it since I was at school and so many 'new' words have been added since then. Have a good weekend. SueL x

Jayne S said...

I really like the look of this card, great use of old book.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. I love the paper roses. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
yet another lovely card.
The way you use old book pages is beautiful
Pat x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

I love the 'old dictionary look'. How clever of you. I love it.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, different style of card today, love the roses must have missed this technique. Have a great Day Elaine x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love the use of the old dictionary and your scrunched roses are just perfect for this card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue, love how you have made the roses out of the paper too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Florence Crawford said...

Love the dictionary flowers recycling at its prettiest.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card.
Regards Evis McCarthy.

Kate's Cards said...

Opulent! xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is great, and when you showed how to make flowers from pages from old books, I've even used one on a man's card as they are quite butch if the edges are inked with black or dark brown.
Pam, I'm so pleased my short message got to Robbie. I'll send him a post now and again - I don't want to be a pest. I hope your swelling goes down before long and you are able to get around and drive.
Mrs Duck, Ang. Had to laugh at comment about vintage husband. Mine's just ancient!!
Wheelybad - so sorry you are having such a rotten time. I hope things improve greatly for you.
CraftySuetoo - enjoy Ant and Dec. My daughter and granddaughters are going to Metro Arena to see them this afternoon at the Matinee Performance. The girls are sooooo excited!
Love to everyone, please have as good a day as you possible can, I'm off to do the ironing!
Thank you Sue for all your hard work xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, love the flowers and how you have coloured the edges
Carol x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.Congratulations to Susi.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one as I have these dies. I have a sue inspired dictionary I bought in a charity shop after I saw you using one on tv.

Need to buy new fridge freezer and washer today! Sky box and iPad also on the blink!!! Unbelievable know what I'd rather be spending money on. Have quickly bought one of Sues new embossing folders off JS shah someone might hear me!!!!

Went to a retirement party on Thursday 140 people from 20+ years of my career. Wow! Some ont look a day older others did! I apparently was in first category so that's good!!!!

Have a good weekend ladies. Special love to the inspiring ladies who are struggling you truly are all amazing!

See you tomorrow xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I just love Vintage cards but I never make them must have a go . love Jean Z xxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Love it. Must look for an dictionary. Best wishes to all.
Vanessa x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I love your roses. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful rich and opulent card today, those leaves are so very useful too they just slip in lots of places on my cards and look super. I really love your ides with todays stick pins so clever Sue thank you for the idea.

A beautiful autumnal day today and the beautiful colours are starting to come too.

Hugs to everyone have a super weekend.

Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.

Take care


Sue Dunn said...

Fantastic. X

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, first of all congratulations to Susi for winning the card this week. Today's card is a real stunner, Sue. I love the vintage look and the roses are to die for. The pins always set the cards off so well. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

karenlotty said...

Lovely It's inspired me to root out my old dictionary again I've only used it once to create a 1st Wedding Anniversary card (paper) and loved the effect

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another of your superb cards today.
Love the use of of paper text flowers.
and your fab design as always.
Now I made roses out of pages of and old book, after seeing you do this a few years ago.
I have only used them once on a tag,but today your creation has inspired me to make a card out of them.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jill Liddle said...

Love the colours used here. Gorgeous.

Theresa Pace said...

this is awesome Sue. I just love it. monochrome rules definitely. hugs xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue lovely card today the vintage look is great. I too would find it difficult to cut up a book but I must get over that because the look is wonderful. Trouble is, I know I would get one from a charity shop, open it to take out a page then settle down to read it. Four hours later book read and onto the book shelf! Lol I can see why you used a dictionary! Congrats to Susi, enjoy your card. Have a great day love Diane G xxx

Lynne you and the fur babies playing musical chairs and then you sulking- what a laugh! Xxx
Pam great news about Robbie and hopefully the doctor will sort you out now. Take care xxxx

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flowers especially.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. A classic card which would be special for any occasion. I love the flowers made from the dictionary papers and such a great embossing folder. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Marianna Hammer said...

I've saved a couple of books just waiting for ideas like this. Thanks. Lovely card!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card today, a must try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Beautiful card. Love those gorgeous flowers with the dictionary pages, great idea adds a nice touch.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A great use of old book/dictionary etc. Will try with old music too. Lovely.

Fiona Young said...

A great idea using old pages- makes for a fun card.

Lacelady said...

Love the dictionary flowers, on this card.
Congrats to Susi too.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,First two lovely cards from yesterday y ,I love the red roses.
Stunning card again to day,I love the Rose made from the book pages.
Have a great Saturday everyone.

terrie said...

Congrats to the winner...

Sue, your card is shabby chic and it turned our awesome...
I like the idea of using a page from a book especially your flowers...

Well done

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card so elegant. Love how you have used your old dictionary, those flowers are gorgeous. Hugs to you and our Mom.
Congratulations to Susi on winning the Wednesday card, enjoy.
Pam what fantastic news about Robbie, he is such a determined and brave young man, good news about George as well. Hope the increased meds help the swelling go down, you are doing so well. Hugs to you and Robbie.
Lynne M you made me smile again, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Margaret so glad that your corgi is better, gentle hugs.
Special hugs to Tina E, Jean D, Steph, Norah and Rory, Lynda B, Cameeli, Lindsay, Magpie, Myra P, Maureen K, Anne C, Alimecca and Aunt, Sandra, Mrs B, Julie and Lee, Brenda L, Helen K, Heather T, Janet Echo, TOB Theresa, Maria A, Angela W of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Susan White said...

Love the look of this with the distressed book page background and flowers! Thanks for sharing and congrats to Susi your lucky card winner. Susan x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! this is such a gorgeous, elegant card. I love the old vintage style and love the look of a dictionary page. It just goes well together and makes the card stand out too. Stunning, just stunning xx (love the stick pins too....and the swirly sentiment!) Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family. "Thank You" for the inspiration xx Pam, wonderful news on Robbie's journey and so glad for George too.....and you! xx Sending lots of love and hugs to you Wheelybad. Sad to hear that you're in so much pain xx Lynne, that's a great idea of Sheila's to write a my daily diary/book called Me and My Pesky Critters! Lol! They are so funny.... a bit like kids eh? Hope you enjoy your day out today and having a well earned rest from the musical chair episode! Barbiepinkfairy, I thought it came in three's? I know what you mean about what you'd rather spend your money on! Lovely though about the compliments you had xx Maureen K, hope your daughter/grandaughters have a wonderful time seeing Ant and Dec! You too Crafty Sue! They're so funny. xx Congratulations Susi on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! It's even more gorgeous in real life. Do the whoop whoop dance! Sending love and hugs to Yorkielass, Lynda, Lynne, Norah, Sandra, Jo, Margaret, Lyndsey and to ALL our Wilsonettes who are hurting today xx take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Pearl said...

lovely card today Sue, a really nice vintagy look.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl

Lindsay Martin said...

AfternoonSue, lovely as always, you must get fed up of us always loving your cards, there are so few words to describe them!
Just a quick post today as have been busy all morning teaching, and am now in pain, so am going for a lie down,.
Pam fantastic news on the Robbie front, so pleased for his parents too, now to get you right!
Live to one and all and well done Susi xxxx

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. xx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card especially as it involves a bit of recycling. It seems popular of late to use up old books/dictionaries etc as I saw a Christmas tree made using old books. Kim's show was great and showed how to make a flower too but i do love your roses so off to give them a go. Hugs Pauline A xx

Barbara said...

Fabulous vintage style card Sue! Like everyone else I love the dictionary flowers, very pretty.

dawn holben said...

Another beautiful stunning card, I really love this one

Gail said...

Fab card - I luv the flowers made with book pages xx GailT xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card love the use of the dictionary pages especially for the rose
Congratulations to Susie for winning the Wednesday card
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Robin said...

My recent charity store purchase was a large french/english dictionary - flowers made out of pages from this book look great - as this card clearly shows.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card, gorgeous sumptuous colours and fabulous die-cuts.
Congratulations to Susi, you will love your card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

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Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love it.
Well better get back to making some of my christmas cards.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....
Hi Sue, lovely card. I use your basketweave EF often and it never fails to impress. Have taken a leaf out of your book - lol - and got myself an old book that I can use in crafting!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

A bit late today but have blitzed the craft room so am feeling a little smug at how clean and tidy it is! :) Granddaughter has loads of things now that I will never use but she will love! More space for stash now :)

I love the card and although I love what you have done with the pages from your dictionary I just cannot bring myself to deface a book of any kind no matter how old.

We were very strictly brought up to treat books almost with a reverence as we did not have many, but I do have some news print stamps so may give them a go. There is always a way round things isn't there?

Congrats as always to the lucky Wednesday card winner.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the dictionary flowers!
Veronique L

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card again today although most of the pictures make it look yellow some of the close-ups show the real beauty. I too love the look of the dictionary flowers but as with some others on here I would find it very hard to tear up a book.

Congratulations Susi on being the Wednesday Winner, I'm sure you will treasure your card.


lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue and all from very hot and sunny Ibiza, lovely card Sue love flowers and centre using the old dictionary. Only time on internet in 5 days. Have withdrawal symptoms. Hope to get on again.

Lorraine - (normally Scotland)

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love using book pages for flowers! Hugs Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love using book pages for flowers! Hugs Carole Z X

nannapat said...

Love this card Sue, the roses look lovely with the dictionary paper. No matter how much I practise I just cannot make roses as gorgeous as yours. Pat x

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craftynanna said...

well Sue this is an absolutely marvelous card, the flowers are my favourite part and the recessed aperture, you will have everyone who reads your blog dashing out for the dictionary's from the 99 pence shop lol, i will have a look out in my charity shop for them from now on, ahah well done to Susi, Pam is your swelling fluid by any chance, love to all J

Mo said...

Hi Sue - Lovely card. I have the classic rose dies, but I wonder whether you can remind us some time how to do the scrunch flower technique? The flowers look really effective and are different from the usual rose tutorial. Thanks as always.
Luv M

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes Another beautiful Card i have this die set & use it a lot The old dictionary flowers are gorgeous all making a stunning card.
Love & hugs to you & your mom Lynda Brock xx

June Smith thank you for saying Sue's poinsettia dies are better than the spellbinders set which i have so wasn't going to get them but now on your say so i will get them at Ally Pally thank you.Have you persuaded your Hubby to take you yet.Hugs Lynda xx

Wheely Bad Sorry to hear your in so much pain please take care & rest cuddle up to Billy love & Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Pam hope your swelling goes down in your foot soon & the meds kick in too,Such good news on Robbie such a determined young man will check out his web page. Hugs to you both Lynda xx

Lindsay sorry today your in so much pain please take care & get some rest. Gentle hugs Lynda xx

Sandra hope your ok BIG GENTLE HUGS lovely lady Lynda xx

Margaret corgi owner hope little corgi is getting better Paw Hugs from Annie & Bambi Woof woof, Hugs to you Lynda xx

Special hugs to Yorkielass, Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Mrs B,Dianeandchipps,Magpie Ita,Steph, Camille,Lynn M & Pesky critters When is the book out,Maureen K,Nanna Tina,TOB Theresa,Julie Laz,Brenda L,Myra P,Janet Ecco,Hazel,Helen k,Pauline A,cheryl B Norah & Rory,
Love Lynda xx ,

Jane Franklin said...

I love this style. Adorned with roses and an usual centre. Great. Luv to all jax

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card especially the roses made from the dictionary pages. I must try this for myself once I can pluck up the courage to tear up a book! Seen your embossing folders on Joanna's site and I can feel a purchase coming on!
Congratulations to Susi , you lucky thing. P in Wales so sorry I forgot your birthday - hope you had a good day. Wheely so sorry to hear you are in so much pain and also you as well Lindsay. Hope you both feel better tomorrow. Pam great news about Robbie and pleased your brother is getting back to his normal self. Hope the swelling goes down soon, but do be careful. Lynne, I can just see you playing musical chairs with Tilly and Cully! Sandra hope you're feeling a little better too, my thoughts are with you. June, thank you for thinking about my aunt, it is so kind of you. I went to see her today and she wasn't too bad, even went to the hairdressers today. She is starting to get some relief from the pain with Oramorph but she doesn't like taking it. See the oncologist on Wednesday so I'm dreading that as I believe she will say she's not going to have more chemo. Maureen, hope daughter and grand daughters enjoyed Ant and Dec. well, must go so love to the usual suspects and Norah, Steph, Julie, Cameeli , Myra, Tina and hugs to everyone. Love Alison xxx

Janice K said...

A beautiful card with great texture, love the dictionary roses.x

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,love the dictionary .Laura O

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the flowers
x xhazel

Snuffy Snoo said...

Fab card.... Love the flowers!!

Love Sam

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, love how you've used the dictionary pages for your focal and roses and the fantastic basket weave EB .thanks Sue hugs to you and mom xxxx
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and all the crafty crew xxx
Congrats to Suzi xx
Jean D xxxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi sue and everyone! Super nice card,new word, Love the roses. Good job Sue.
Spent the day in Stamford,nice place only thing is we didn't realise this weekend was the Burleigh horse trials yelp,so many people around.Still a nice little town to visit. Lynne-agree with Steph,A book about the pesky critters would be a sold out.Their antics make me smile every day.Give them lots of hugs from me . Wheelybad-wish you better soon,sorry to see you have had so many troubles,hugs.Pam-fantastic news about Robbie,sound like thanks to his age and fitness he's healing progress coming on great and to you hope that foot soon back to normal. To all in pain,staying in hospital or having treatments of some kind ,take care and many hugs to all
Hugs Maria x

janet said...

i like this one!! Must go to local charity shops ti see if they have any books too ancient and tatty to sell!! I couldn't bear to cut up my dictionaries, however old, and photocopying them sin't the same -the old paer is lovely for the effect you've got. Must try something like this, Thanks Sue.
Hugs janet in Kent

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
lovely card again today and the paper roses are great.

Darlene4527 said...

Love the vintage look and the vintage roses. Superb!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunner, love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card,print flowers gorgeous must try this one.
Sorry mega busy day, all the family coming over tomorrow, will try and catch up on the blog messages soon, love Brenda xxx

Sandy H said...

Love those flowers. I must have missed you using the dictionary pages first time around, so thanks for repeating it, Sue.

Take care everyone.

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue, love your `dictionary` flowers, thank you, Linda x

Rosie said...

Gorgeous card, those roses....

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card. The flowers are a wow as well. Will have to give the old pages a try. Hope everyone has a great day. I had to comment this morning, as yesterday I was out all day. Susi x

Vie Carter said...

I love it when you use your old thift store dictionary Sue

Another great card


Blue Rose said...

Lovely card. Love your roses.