Saturday, 27 September 2014

Best Wishes

Hi bloggers!  A simple petticoat coat using some of my first release dies from earlier in the year.  I started with a piece of pale green card from my stash and cut three California Collection borders to create the bottom petticoat effect on the card.  I glued the to the card from the bottom upwards, slightly overlapping them.  I added small white pearls to the top row as accents.  Using the same green card and my Classic bow die, I made a pretty double bow to sit in the centre of the top border.  For the focal element, I cut the Granada die from my Spanish collection out of coconut white card.  I mounted it on foam and attached it to the top part of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Fancy Tags two die.  Before removing it from the die, I inked it with Shabby Shutters distress ink.  I mounted it in the centre of my focal element.  I cut a white mat and used my piercing ruler to add a pierced frame around the card, then finished it with a single white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway this week is:
Nanny Jo!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.

I will have to delay the Comment Game winners again this week until Tuesday as Julia Watts and I are on another roadtrip this weekend doing workshops and demoing in Taunton.  Please check back  to see if your name has been drawn as a winner then please.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

There are a few extra pics at the bottom of the post for you though!








I promised to show you a few pics from Ally Pally, but I only took but a few!  These are mostly even at dinner after the show!  A promise is a promise though!


Julia and Phill

 Me and Phill
 This is Elaine, Linda, Michaela, Judith and Christine, just part of the Creative Expressions team who help work  the stand at Ally Pally!
 Pam Smith and her husband Steve.  Pam does our demonstrations in the classroom during the show for us.













 I got quite a laugh when Steves dinner showed up and it was an enormous calzone!
This was the only pic taken at the show and I was probably the only one that thought it was funny.  Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated (Mark Twain's quote)  but I couldn't help but pose under this sign at one of the stands that should have said "Sue Wilson's dies"  It was all in good fun though!  All for now, Sue x







161 comments:

Pam said...

Hello Sue and everyone, another beautiful card today. Love the photos. Congrats to Nanny Jo, enjoy your card xxx
The cablemen seem to have parked themselves right outside of my bungalow, and they have put their "railings" right around the front of my lawn, round to the drive.
The twins had a lovely birthday which was extended as it was their friend's birthday yesterday so they were having a hot tub party. I can imagine the mess and noise from that one, but I am sure a good time was had by all. Thank you for their good wishes xx
Alison, I hope they sort out Aunties pain relief soon. She is a brave dignified lady.
Dianneandchips and Linday Martin, hope all is okay, missing you both.
Have a good weekend everyone, hugs all round xxx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Sue, very well composed and symmetrical which appeals to all of us Virgos!
Have a great day in my old stomping ground (Taunton) everyone - safe journey Sue and Julia - feeling a little jealous and nostalgic. Wales is great, but so was - is - Somerset!
Well done to Nanny Jo.

'P' in Wales

Happy Birthday, Sheila Lampard, hope you get lots of crafting goodies!!
Txcowgirl - like your stories, we have another use of the word crackers too - 'slightly mad'.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card - I think your bow dies are neat
Pat x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today Sue, love the 'skirt', also congratulations to Nanny Jo on winning the card. I must tell you Sue that I used the 'iced snow' yesterday for the first time, and WOW I love it, what a beautiful product, I think I will have to get some more.....................

So pleased the twins enjoyed themselves Sue, being a twin myself and having twin sisters a year younger then me I can relate to the love we all share, such happy memories for the boys.

I am envious of Taunton, they get a double whammy, both Sue and Julia together, wow.

Enjoy your Saturday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Clai01 said...

Lovely photos of everyone and a lovely card to match, really like the design of it. Sue I hope you and Julia have a great weekend. x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and great
to see some earlier dies as we tend
to forget what different cards we can do with
them, great photo's and very funny
with the sign. Congratulations Nanny Jo well done.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Happy birthday Sheila, have a great day xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, I need to make an anniversary card today this one fits the bill. Congrats to Nanny Jo. Have a good weekend, take care all Kitty.

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue
A very pretty and frilly card today. It looks a lot of work but the effect is worth it.

The photos are lovely especially the last one. Oh how our English grammar has gone down hill these days! I found it funny too so you are not alone. Have a good time in lovely Taunton with Julia.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card, great for so many occasions : )
Congratulations to Nanny Jo: )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat-hope you are ok, and my other special friends and to all in need today. Take care.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another lovely card and it is not inconvenience to wait for the winners to be announced. We all check in daily anyway.

Another busy weekend for you and Julia. Hope you have time to enjoy yourselves.

Love, Roz.x

Muriel Kelly said...

Beautiful card and such an effective use of the borders too. Lovely colours but as usual I can see it in blue/aqua and white

have a lovely weekend everybody

Muriel x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew...
Stunning card, I really like the Californian border and the Granada die...

Great Photos with really special and a lovely team around you.

Have fun today in Taunton.
I will be collecting Sloes with a friend today.

Hugs to everyone and have a lovely weekend.

Cameeli xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Great pictures of Ally Pally stunning card have fun today thankyou tracyw x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Have a nice weekend and happy crafting .... x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone, Love the petticoat effect and your Spanish dies are wonderful. Brilliant photos from Ally Pally, especially the last one! Hope that you and Julia are having fun in Taunton.
Congratulations Nanny Jo on winning one of Sue's cards. Please send our special thoughts and prayers to your Aunt, Alison. Sue xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love your photos from Ally Pally. I do like the photo of you under the sign. Congratulations to Nanny Jo. I hope you have a fantastic time in Taunton with Julia. Hugs Jackie

Breezes said...

Lovely card - as always and the photos are brilliant - wish I cold have been there but it's a long way from Portugal !
Hugs, Rose xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card I love the back ground and border dies they are a must for my christmas list.
Congratulations to Nanny Jo on winning Wednesdays card x x
Wishing Sheila a very happy birthday and hope you have a lovely day x x
Pat sending your Granddaughter get well wishes and hope she is soon on the mend, seeing you and her brother will give her a boost hugs to all the family x x x
Gentle hugs for Leo and Skylar x x
Enjoy your weekend in Taunton with Julia and I love the photos I have a photo of my daughter Jessica with Phill from a few years back at Doncaster craft show, wish you could come to that show its the only one I can get too.
Dawn (Texas) I am loving your stories and I love it when words from different countries mean different things it can be so funny at times, I also wish we could share our makes I put some of mine on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter I have emailed Sue with some of my makes x x
Norah love and big hugs to you, Rory and the family x x x x
Pam I hope the road works don't go on for too long so you can get back out for your little walks, hugs to Robbie x x
To all who are ill or caring for someone who is I send love and big hugs to you all x x x x
I am hoping to put some more cards together today as I have been cutting out lots of bits so now the hard part putting them into cards.
Steph hope you have had a lovely holiday x x
To all the Wilsonettes wishing you all a happy weekend x x
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Very pretty card today. Love the photos, especially the one under the sign! Our great English language and punctuation.

Love Rosemarie xx

hollyberry said...

Love today's card,wasn't sure about the colours but love the green when seen properly in the close ups.
Always great to see some pictures where ever they have been taken.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue this is my kind of card I love it and the design is fantastic. I love it when you do tone on tone cards. Take care xxx

Debs A xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Another beautiful card for today's offering.
Hugs to all that need one, Cheryl xxx


Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....a very pretty card today,I love the petticoat style. It brings back memories of my teenage years, and all those layers of net petticoats we girls loved to wear! Thank you for picking me as the Wednesday Winner! And thanks to all for your good wishes. Jo xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very pretty and girlie card. Love that shade of green. Great photos too. You all look like you had fun. Have a great trip with Julia.
Ang x

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty card, love all the flounces. Congratulations to Nanny Jo xx Have a good trip to the West Country

Marianna Hammer said...

Great funny pictures :) And a beautiful card today :)

Joan D said...

Oh my!,Sue Wilson dies. That's certainly not true is it. Glad it turned into a bit of fun for you. Beautiful card today Sue, have a great weekend x x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card! Petticoat layers make a real feature.

Photos are great. Love Phill at Ally Pally I commented on how gorgeous his waistcoat was ( he always looks immaculate) "ted Baker darling" was his response sooooo Phill!

More Nappy Cakes to do today. Did one yesterday for a friends daughter which was great fully received but these will have to be last before Christmas - wish you could buy time!

Well see you tomorrow xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card-could be adapted into a christmas card I think.

Love the photo's especially the last one, glad you saw the funny side of it!

Michele.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card and photographs are great too. Nice to see a few of AP, funny one of you under the Sue, dies. Congratulations to nanny Jo and Enjoy your weekend in lovely Taunton x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and my dear Wilsonette friends. How much have I missed this wonderful blog ? LOADS ! Its SO nice to wake up in my own bed. It may have only been 4 days, but an experiance that WILL NOT be repeated that's for sure. Yes Wales is a stunning place, yes the dunes are pretty, but taking a dog that has never had that experiance before was a nightmare ! From the loud noises that vibrate through one caravan to another, seagulls that wear steel toe capped shoes on their feet dancing the Lambada on the roof, jeez, all I can say is thank goodness it stayed dry so Mr L could do a quick escape when it all got too much ! I would say that evening was the best time of day, when the birds slept, but when the 'loud mouths' near by fuel themselves with alcohol, I just wanted to come home ! I'll say no more, just wish it wasn't the only 'break' we could take as it wasn't one for the 'memory book' !!

Still, Im home thank goodness and now time to catch up with the cards and tutorials I missed so much. The cardstock you have used looks like pale green ribbon on the fantastic close up photo's Sue, your photography really does show your cards beautifully. All in all it's a real treat to open my phone to the prettiest of cards and lightens my heart after a long 4 days away.
I will catch up with the other's as the day goes on as I have to prepare all my cards into their relevant baskets ready for market tomorrow.
I hope your demo days are received well (why shouldn't they after all) ?! To Nanajo concgratulations on your card, enjoy. We know its upbringing Sue, but believe me when I say we dont ever expect appologies for anything when you are so busy, its already been said "we all flit in and out" throughout the day anyway : )
Happy Birthday to our Wilsonette. Hope your day is full of crafting pressies : ) enjoy your day.
To those that feel like the 'Tin Man' gone 10 rounds with Tyson (as I do today) I hope you feel much better as the day goes on.
To my dearest friends that feel sorrow, hurt, for whatever reason, may my virtual caring cuddles, and warm shoulder help you get through this Saturday.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph ( I think ) !! xxxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I just love your petticoat gifts. They are so girlie and remind me of my much younger days when we had many many layered petticoats made out of net and sugar starched. I think sometimes it was a competition in itself to see who could get the largest number of layers in one petticoat.
Anyway your gift is just lovely/soft and gentle and has gone into my 'must do' box. i will also try it out in different colour schemes.

Sandra - it would be lovely to be able to get together and craft. Just think of the time we would have. I couldn't stand the smell of gin never mind drink it until I was 40. Now I love a gin & tonic in front of a roaring fire of a winter's evening. The same goes for whiskey. Now I love a tot of malt whiskey now and again.

Norah and all other sisters who are not quite sure what Sloe Gin is here is my recipe:

Take one bottle of gin (unopened).
Open and pour half into another bottle or if in need drink!
Wash your Sloe berries you have bravely collected whilst on your walks down the edges of fields and lanes.
Take one fork and prick each berry which you then put into the half bottle of gin.
Continue this wonderful exercise until the gin has reached the shoulder of the bottle.
Take a couple of serving spoons of sugar and place into the bottle.
Then top up with sloe berries until the liquid reaches half way up the neck.
Place the cap on the bottle.
Turn and gently shake the bottle once a week for two/three weeks then leave to mature. This takes anything up to one year or earlier if in need! Repeat the exercise with the other half bottle of gin if you can stand to see another sloe(lol).
Happy Drinking. Drink only in small measures and carefully.
I'm sure that everyone who makes this wonderful drink has their own recipes but that is mine.

Sheila - Have a very happy birthday.

To all who are not up to the mark this morning hope you will be better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x



Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - haven't done a petticoat card in ages - have a great time in Taunton - loved fotos of AP - the last one made me smile and wince at the grammar, or lack of it. Just goes to show what a difference in meaning an omitted apostrophe and a S can make. Happy weekend all
Rgs
Clare W

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the photos, the last one made me chuckle xx hazel

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A card that hits the right note for me, love, love, love it.
Brilliant photos, the last one is so funny............"grammar" where has it gone these days!! only needed the addition of "craft" however we would have missed out on the fun photo!!
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card and great pics, but where is John ?
xxxxx

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - you are quickly converting me to using various sheds of green on cards, This card is stunning. The photos are great especially the last one.
Congrats to Nanny Jo - you lucky lady.
Off to walk my dog who is 2 today and so I suppose today he can do anything he likes!!!
Hope everyone has a good weekend and caring hugs are sent to all in need. Take care Helen K xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the petticoat effect on today's card. The bow is really sweet too. It is never an inconvenience to check you blog daily, it is a pleasure! Thanks for sharing your talent and the super piccies.
Congrats Nanny Jo.
Hugs all round.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love the card it is so pretty. Wish list out again. I dont know how you think up so many different designs and all so lovely. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us. Enjoy your weekend with Julia. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the bow I am experimenting with mine when I get home this weekend I have made lovely leaves with them.

Have a good trip to Taunton

Enjoy your weekend all sadly I go home at lunchtime been staying with my lovely Daughter.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I always think the petticoat effect is so beautiful, I love the card! I am just like the bow die so much, I use it now more than ribbon.....I guess I will go back to ribbon who couldn't! lol.
Have a wonderful time in Taunton and thanks for the pics. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Great card and great photos Sue!
Hope your road trip goes well, take it easy nd travel safe,
XxxRuth

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I always like your petticoat cards. Very girly! What a terrible thought - Sue Wilson dies! Congratulations to the winner too.
Pam, pleased the twins enjoyed themselves. Hope you aren't thinking of going out into the " battlefield " surrounding your house! Thank you for your good wishes for my aunt - also Sue too. Steph, so sorry your little break wasn't so brilliant. I sometimes think you appreciate your own home more after a trip away . Sheila have a lovely day and happy birthday. Norah hope you're getting stronger day by day. Have a great day everyone. Sending special hugs to all those in need. Love to Sandra, a Pam, Wheely, Tres, Myra, Lynne,Lindsey, Maureen,Steph,Norah,Cameeli,Sheila, Sue and everyone I've missed. Love Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card. I do like your petticoat cards. So this is a must try. Thanks for the pics looked like you all had a great time. I did have a giggle at the last photo. Congrats to Nanny Jo on winning one of your beautiful creations. Hope you and julia have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very pretty girlie card today. Love this die and the colour you have chosen. Enjoyed looking at your pictures. I was a bit perturbed when I saw the sign at Ally Pally but so glad you saw the funny side.
Have a great time in Taunton with Julia. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Linda Graham said...

Pretty card Sue, love the `petticoat` frill and the colour, thank you, Linda x

Jan.moogie said...

Love the photos Sue and the card "aint" half bad either. Have a great time with Julia and most of all have fun. Hugs xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Love the simplicity of the card, but looks so elegant too.
Hope you have a great time in Taunton. Have a good day everyone.
Susi x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card , Congrats to Nanny Joe, you lucky lady .

Loving your pics Sue , looks like you all had fun
Take Care
Elaine H X

Maryann Laursen said...

Ha ha ha good to see, that the sign wasn´t all true anyway ha ha ha. I think there could be more than enough of this kind of typo´s to make a whole book now a days ha ha. Great to see, that you´re most like even well alive on these pics ha ha.
The card is just as beautiful as ever Sue, and sooo wonderful made as usual.
I love the color and the lay out in it too.

DMJ said...



The petticoat effect is good, and the photos are lovely!!


Doreen x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Love the petticoat layers and the colour, it works really well.
Photos are brilliant, I was at Ally Pally with my daughter and we noticed the signs and had a little giggle at the mistake.
Lorna D

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the petticoat effect ,the photos were great .
hope you have a good time in Taunton.
Marion H

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card as always , there tangle makes a fab card on its own but the layers really make a difference have a great time in Devon, have a cream tea for us all.
Congratulations to Wednesdays winner.
X Ros

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I love the petticoat detail, so pretty. Great photos of your time at Ally Pally. I'm sorry I didn't stop by yesterday to comment on your gorgeous cards - I really thought I had. It wasn't until I was in bed last night that I realised! Congrats to the weekly card winner. Have a great time on your road trip. Hugs to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so pretty love Jean Z xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card again! Congratulations to the winner of your beautiful card. Thank you for sharing the photos, nice to see some background staff too, love the one of you! Have fun with your road trip. Love Jean xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it's beautiful the colour is very elegent making a great peice. Thank you sue love to all welcome home steph missed you hugs love June xxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautoful use of the dies today, that pic at the bottom did make me smile. I always crings when I have to write that I use a Marianne die on my blog!

America said...

Such pretty cut layers here. Lovin' all the white. Have a wonderful trip this weekend and have fun above all.
FABULOUS photos, especially loving the sign of your craft dies with you posing fun underneath it - a hilarious typo but what a fun memory and you looking lovely and amazing! :)

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, very pretty frilly effect. Thanks for sharing the great photos of AP, last one made me smile too.
Have a great time in Taunton.
Lydia
X

karenlotty said...

Another must try for me! Lovely "after show" piccies Nice to see other staff too

Glennis said...

Great pics - TFS. Love today's card too, I must learn that bow

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card again today. Your dies are simply gorgeous. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty frilly card, love the colour.
Donna Jones

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
It's like receiving my own personal birthday card! - Thank you!
I like your sense of humour - lovely photos!
Now I can put together my wish list and treat myself - well why not!!
My favourite is Mystical Embrace and the French Collection - background & corner, b I order and tag. I think they are so useful and I always go to the California Collection.
Anyway - enjoy your weekend with Julia in Taunton - safe journey.
Sheila x

Annie said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and great pics of the show, very funny sign!
Congrats to winner!
Have good travels with Julia
Hugs Annie x

Janice K said...

A beautiful, subtle card that is so elegant. Thanks for the pic's, the sign error made me smile-just as well that you could see the funny side to it! x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card, love the lacy look. Great pics from AP, looks like you had tons of fun. Hope you and Julia have a great time doing the demos and workshops. Well done Nanny Jo for winning the card. Bx

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today I really like that soft green so delicate. The photos are good too I had a lovely day there and got to speak to you. Beryl xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I love the way you call this particular style of card a 'petticoat card' as it looks exactly like that and is so very pretty. Enjoy your time with Julia in Taunton...don't get up to too much mischief when you are not working though!
Happy birthday Sheila have a lovely day.
Congratulations Nannyjo enjoy your beautiful card off Sue.

Steph.....oh Im so sorry your time in Prestatyn didn't turn out to be very memorable. I know what you mean about the seagulls though we have a small flat roof at the back of our house and there must have been babies born quite close by as they used for a runway when learning to fly....talk about 634 (can't remember the right number!) squadron!! Also I don't know what they feed on as you can bet your life that when hubby's had the car washed within minutes it covered with their 'belongings!'..doesn't make him a happy bunny! Hope you have a wonderful night's sleep back in the comfort and peace and quiet of your own bed Steph.
Sending hugs to all in need of them and hope your days get better.

Love Sheila xx

PS Forgot to say great photos Sue.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, brilliant photos, you all look lovely. Have a great day everyone, I'm off to a scrapbooking crop. Will catch up later. Take care Jess x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonettes Angels,
I love the style of this mornings inspiration Sue, but can't quite get to grips with the colour of green, probably because it would make me look jaundice. I think it would look stunning in white as a wedding card which i just might try. Thank you Sue for continuing to inspire us with your stunning creations, because you give us the tools to be adventurous. You have a wicked sense of humour as well Sue. Sorry Sue about yesterday as i got slightly carried away with myself.
Congratulations Nanny Jo on winning your WOW card, just wait until you get it in real life, enjoy.
Wow Pam, i want to be 11 again too, but so glad the boys and their friend had a great party. And when you are 11 that is what it is all about, enjoying life, making a mess and being as noisy as they come.
Alison(Alimecca), i wish healing hugs could take away the pain that your dear Aunt is in, but it can't. What it can do is let her know that she is being though off all over the world and perhaps give her a wee boost. I hope that they can get the morphine dose sorted out for her so that she can be comfortable at least. She is a brave lady having made her decision not to carry on with chemo. Sending her gentle hugs with a lot of love & support.
Happy Birthday Sheila, i hope that you get lovely gifts and have a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday to your husband Dawn (Searle) for today as well. I hope he has a great day watching the Ryder Cup and enjoys being an age he will never be again. If you are getting peaceful crafting time giving waitress service to ensure peace remains is the least you can do on his birthday. Have wonderful crafty time.
Sorry i didn't see your post yesterday and missed your birthday but i hope that you had a lovely day even if you couldn't get to the Taunton crafty demo.
Alison(BarbiePinkFairy) well you do know that because the cakes are for MacMillan they have no calories in them because they are charity cakes so i hope you enjoyed the coffee morning.
Good luck to Sophie and Lucy in their football match, although i hope both girls are feeling a lot better and Lucy's antibiotics are kicking in to help with the ear infection. If still sore for the wee lass Sandra, i put warm olive oil in with a piece of cotton wool to help soothe it for her. I hope that you are going to be wrapped up warmly for todays match as we do not want you getting ill on top of everything else you have to endure. Take care and have fun, hope the girls win.
Pat, i am sending special hugs down to you for your wee granddaughter, with little prayer going up the way for her quick recovery. I am thinking of your family and the ordeal and challenge they must be going through, but she is in the best place with the most talented people that she could possibly have. ((Hugs))

Norah McPhee said...

Karen (Magpie), we used to have a gala day in August in the village here, but being honest it was more geared towards the adults and drinking to the early hours of the morning with the music blaring until 4 or 5 in the morning. Well my wee mum was always an early riser and because of the racket couldn't get to sleep and when she did she still woke up at 5:30 -6:00 so come 7:30am when she started her housework she put on War of the Worlds or Phantom of the Opera, both being her very favourite and she would do it through her sound system and would let in the fresh morning air back and front. Can you see where this is leading? She would have it so that she could hear it down the bottom of the garden which is 50' away and she was deaf, so as i say you can see where she was going with this i trust as she thought that if they were going to keep her up all night with their music, swearing and shouting, well she would treat them to some culture and have them up at a decent time of the morning. Sometime she would put them on continuous loop, open the windows all up and go out for the day. ooo could she be a minx. As for Phantom and War of the Worlds,well she just loved them and never got tired of listening to them.
Awh Steph, i am so sorry you didn't have a good break as you needed some reviving time and some fun time with wee Cassie. But as you say there is definitely nothing like sleeping in your own bed. I know you have a lot to do today flower to get ready for tomorrow but please don't overdo it and make yourself ill. I hope that you have a great market tomorrow though and sell lots of WOS(wonders of Steph). Sending crafty hugs to welcome you home as it is so lovely to see you here again. Steph we have another Norah/Steph/ Lynne on the blog that is as mad as us in Dawn (TxCowgirl). I think we must be a bad influence sometimes and then i think...Naaaahhh. Hee hee hee.
Thank you Janet(Ecco) for that as being a soda water and lime when out(oooo i really know how to push the boat out don't i)i have never heard of Sloe Gin, but there again there is a lot of things my sheltered up bringing has never heard of. Have you ever seen a 48 year old blush? Well i do on a regular basis when i see my friend who has always been more worldy wise than me, and boy does she have a good laugh at my expense and i still have no idea what she is talking about. Maybe one day when i am older(because the brain hasn't gone past 19)i just might try and be adventurous, but not the now. Enjoy your Sloe Gin girls and have one for me while your at it.
From a cold but beautiful day here at Glenochil i wish you all a great day wherever you are in this great world. Sending hugs to all my Wilsonette Angels as you boost me up like no-one else.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, pretty card, love the Granada die. Your bow die is so versatile, have used it on my sister's birthday card and am thrilled with the result. Big hug to all Gx

gwen70 said...

Another beautiful card Sue

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely, bet it felt good to re-visit your original dies. Nice to see photos of you all also. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Green is not a favourite colour of mine but I do like the shade that you have picked.
gutted you are in Taunton over the weekend as I am in Turkey still and Taunton is only a 45 minute drive for me. Would have loved to come and do one of the workshops. Have a fab weekend
Luv
Karen Drew xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, the green looks very textured, a must try.
Congrats to the winner.
Pic's are great, what a cheek selling your dies.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today and I like the pics. I'm so sorry that I didn't get the chance to comment yesterday as those cards are stunning as you know the Angel is one of my favourites. It isn't an inconvenience that you are too busy to do the draw tomorrow at all - I for one am just extremely grateful that you do it at all. Hope you have a great weekend.
Beverley W

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Thank you for sharing today's card - I love it - it's just beautiful. Thank you also for sharing your photos (they too are fab). Congratulations to today's winner and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue and All
Lovely card and pics. Sorry for quick pop in. I will be back lol
Lots of love
Jo xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card, enjoy your time in Taunton

Gail said...

Stunning card yet again and Luvin the photos xx not so sure about the last one though - all for the sale of a '' lol xx GailT xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I like everything about this card and love how you've use the border die to create the frill.

The photos from the Ally Pally are fab. I couldn't make it there this time but hopefully will get to the next one.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful card.
I, like many, am thrilled you haven't succumbed. Just shows how important grammar is, and how so many don't know how to use it properly.
Enjoy your road shows this weekend.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and delicate looking. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great lacy look card Sue.

Jan Ltc said...

Great pics and card Sue xx Jan

CraftyJo said...

Pretty card Sue, I really wish I could be bothered to cut multiples of a die to get these effects....I'm just too lazy to do so :(

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a super card! It is beautiful and I love every bit of it!
Not a big lover of some shades of green but I do like this one!
The photos are lovely Sue. Thank you for sharing them. The last one did make me laugh! At least the sign didn't say Sue Wilson Dies Here!! It reminded me of Lynn Truss's book - Eats Shoots and Leaves!
Steph - so sorry your holiday was not what you would have liked. There are so many inconsiderate people around. Hope you have a really good day tomorrow.
Sheila L - Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day.
Pam - you sound a bit fenced in there! Hope they finish up very soon and don't leave too much of a mess.
Diane - just realised you are Dianeandchips! I've been away but am probably a bit slow as well! Good to have you back!
Alison - your Auntie is a brave lady. My Mum made that choice too. She helped us rather than the other way around. Will pray Auntie's medication really helps to make her comfortable. It can be done. Sending love to you both. xx
Dawn - in USA - keep posting! Just catching up here. Poor little Yogi . Hope he's ok. Well - sloe gin! What do you think? Have you got any concoctions from the US?
Hope you better really soon.
Sending love to everyone including, Norah and Rory, ( loved the music story - my husband did something similar with Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) , Lynne, Lynda, Lindsay, Tres, Alison , June, Janet - great recipe x, Sandra, Diane, TOB Theresa, Julie L, Anne, Sheila, Brenda L and Sue - hope you have a great weekend.x
Love Myra

Pearl said...

What a lovely card today Sue, lovely and lacy.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Jill Liddle said...

Love the card today and the pics from Ally pally are great.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Pretty card, Sue, and love the photos.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Just recovering from such a hectic week. Birthday all done and dusted and everyone happy so a real feeling of relief. Love this card and the pics. So glad you haven't! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Rach83 said...

Lots of lovely photos today, Sue. I love the card - so intricate and the green is lovely. Your show photos are great too. I just wish I could get to one of the shows. Have a great weekend in Taunton.

Rachel x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Adore this one as it's my colour - anything greenish does it for me and the dies make it perfect! Beautiful....

Maxine T said...

OK Sue, this is a winner, I am going right now to make this one, have a girly girl who I will give it to. I just love your stuff, I found a store here in Canada that has some of your dies but very few. Maxine T

Cazzie D said...

Afternoon Sue. A very fresh and frilly card today. Very sweet. Caz x

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - hope you have a great time at your demo in the West Country. Love the last photo - hilarious! Very pretty card too, thanks for sharing, Susan x

terrie said...

A very lovely card...
Well odne Sue.

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love it. Also photos ate great. Thanks for sharing.
Well done Nannyjo.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, love the fringed hem, so beautiful. love the colour combination too.

Got my card to day so thank you again its up in my craft room lol!

Great Pictures.

Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

Hi again. I have caught up with the cards but not all posts yet ! PAM - Im so delighted you sound like you are turning that very long and frustrating corner you've been struggling for SO long now, well done. Please dont rush to get behind the wheel though. You have worked so hard, battled with us 'nagging' you to rest up, being patient has payed off. Well done Pam, like lovely Robbie, you will get there.
Nirah, dearest Norah, its lovely to read your comments again, and im certain mom will live on in your heart even more so when she see's you settled in her family home. You are doing so well (mask or no mask) !
To our new family members, welcome to the most caring blog there is. I look forward to reading all about your craftyness, both good and bad and humerous, your fears and delights. Enjoy your time here.
To those Ive not mentioned that are struggling in any way, I apologise, to those celebrating - congrats. I really have missed Particraft and all those that love being here as much as I do.
Thinking of you all.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Paula said...

Great card Sue, and so pleased to see the reports of your death have been greatly exaggerated!!

Paula x

Theresa Sweetman said...

love the card - love the photo's Theresa

Lesley Cann said...

Another lovely card. It was really great to see the photos from AP I am sure you had a great but tiring time.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOL LOL LOL
GLAD YOU HAVE RISEN FROM THE DEAD TO KEEP MAKING THESE FANTASTIC CARDS. GREAT PHOTOS. WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE.
THESE PAPER BOWS ARE SO GREAT CANT STOP USING THEM. SMASHING FONT ON THE SENTIMENT. GREAT JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love all your petticoat cards and although I do not have most of these particular dies I'm sure I will be able to concoct something resembling your lovely card.
Great pictures from AP, I particularly like the last one, lol!
Congratulations Nanny Jo on being the Wednesday Winner - not jealous, honestly 
Heather and all the other ladies – I too bemoan the lack of grammar today. I sometimes wonder what exactly the schools are teaching these days. Text speak has an awful lot to answer for. One of my uncles was a printer for a top London newspaper (long before the advent of the computer) and I blame him for my obsession with correct punctuation and although I am sure I don’t get it right every single time I do try my best. A misplaced or missing apostrophe can completely alter the sense of a word or sentence.
Sue, I hope Taunton is being kind to you and Julia and that you are both enjoying the workshops and meeting all your faithful followers.
Frances

fluffycat said...

Having said all that I have just noticed that it didn't copy over my smiley face after 'honestly' so I have an unpunctuated sentence!
Frances

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Very pretty card, love the color green used here. Nice to see the bow without the filigree its just as pretty as with it.

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Sue, A beautiful petticoat card, gorgeous, gorgeous colours, I really love the soft green card a beautiful 'linen effect'.
Congratulations to Nanny Jo, enjoy your beautiful pressie.
Here's hoping your weekend goes well, you and Julia will be shattered !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Ladies,
Love the petticoat card, such pretty colours too. I remember that photo at Ally Pally Sue, how funny!
I hope you and Julia had a dab time at Taunton, I expect you were very well received as always!
I on the others and have been on the sidelines at football this morning, we were winning 2-1 until about 3 minutes from the end when the opposition sneaked one past our goalie! Oh girls football is so emotional and dramatic! Haha!
Congratulations Nanna Jo on your card winX
Cameeli,enjoy your sloe picking, you have to pick blackberries at the same time, there are so many berries out this Autumn, the look so beautiful, how amazing is natures autumn palette? I hope that this doesn't mean we are in for a harsh winter as the Wives Tale predicts! Mind you we need a good winter chill to kill some of these bugs!
Well I must go and update my blog, I am so behind today!
Janet, I would love to sit and craft together! I can't stand the smell of whiskey I am afraid, input it in cooking, I made a lovely pudding it used croissants buttered and apricot jam added, the custard was made of white chocolate, malt whiskey and baked like a bread and butter pudding! It was divine! Your Sloe Gin recipe differs from mine, I yes the whole litre of gin, 500g sloes and same of sugar, put in a Kilner jar and turned daily etc, I love it, apart from pricking the berries!
Norah, the olive oil is a tried and tested method in our house, this virus thing seems yo be doing the rounds, Matt has it for the second time, I think that is more down to his lack of immunity, both he and Rebecca take immune suppressant drugs for their arthritis, so they end up being a little more vulnerable! Lucy just asn't shaken it off, bless her, so it was just Soph playing today, only one name to shout today!
I hope you all gave an amazing Saturday,
Big hugs to all of you lovely friends,
Sandra xxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, lovely colours. Have a great time in Taunton. Congrats to Nanna Jo on winning the card. Best wishes to all, hugs to those in need.
Vanessa x

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a beautiful card today Sue, and I'm glad you were still around to post it. You look pretty good for a corpse!
Congratulations to Nanny Jo.
I'm a stickler for good grammar and punctuation - and, Myra, my daughter bought be "Eats Shoots and Leaves", and "Lost for Words" by John Humphreys as stocking fillers a few years ago. It's surprising how many big organisations can get these things wrong. The BBC being a big culprit.
Alison, I pray that your aunt's suffering will soon be under control.
Pam keep safe, and don't attempt to break out of Colditz!
Janet, love your recipe for Sloe Gin but as I'm T.T. I'll give it a miss.
Love to Pam. Alimecca Alison, Wheelybad, Myra, Tres, Sandra, Lynda, Steph, Yorkielass, Mrs B, Mrs Duck, oh and everyone!!
Thank you Sue xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Loving your card today
The petticoat style is brill
Hope you have recovered from the show where your demise was highlighted over your new die sets. Lol.
Beautiful sets I have to say
Have a great day.
Theresa Tx

Maureen Killen said...

Oops, forgot to say that I hope you and Julia have a safe journey to, and from, Taunton, and also have a great time whilst you are there. xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love the petticoat cards they really are so so pretty, and another brilliant way to use our border dies. This card is just gorgeous.
Hope you and Julia are having a great time in Taunton and given the warmest welcomes, take care drive carefully.
Congratulations to Nanny Jo on winning the beautiful Wednesday giveaway card.
Take care Love Brenda xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

I'm playing catch up again! Yesterday's Angels were lovely and today a colour I wouldn't choose first but I think it works, especially with the textured cardstock. The Austrian borders are on the list (with a whole other load of things!)

Well, I'm sitting listening to the football, yesterday I found a cleaning company who start monday in time for the first interviewee to turn up to a clean house, halfway through speaking to the company boss who had visited Mr. W turned up, 3 hrs early. He'd been sent home from work as he'd pulled his stomach muscles. He wasn't allowed to even clean his workshop. It's a recurring theme as they are very short staffed so he has to do most of the lifting. He had a hernia 10 years ago and he's certain it'll happen again but was so annoyed he couldn't finish his light duties as it means he'll be up even earlier Monday to get it all done before the students get in. I had to distract him from being frustrated so I suggested a walk with the dog to the pub, I was careful but got caught out on a few nasty bumps! Billy enjoys the treats and people watching as well as the walk. The two of them are out at the minute. Mr W announced at lunchtime he's going out for his friends birthday tonight (this friend assumes everyone can do last minute) so I'll be home alone... (mmm, may have to do a little shopping!) I want to craft but suffering from the added stress of yesterday's pavements.

Mr W and Billy are home now, Billy's been good and looks like he wants a cuddle, who am I to refuse!

On account of a head on my lap and a wet nose nudging my hand I'll finish up. Hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere, special hugs to those ill, in pain or recovering.

Happy crafting

T x

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful!!! Love all the layers!!

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card, love the lacy effect.

Jean Bullock said...

The card is lovely and I like how you overlapped the die cut borders. The bow is delightful. I enjoyed the behind the scene photos you shared - especially the "Mark Twain" one, LOL.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Great card the Granada die is more intricate than I thought very nice.

Denise Hancock said...

Great card Sue I love your dies I could use this design for a number of occasions.
Denise X

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card. And i enjoyed your photos have to laugh at the one where it say's Sue Wilson Dies' with you standing right under the sign. All in good fun
You take care
Hazel G XX

Vick said...

Hahahaha Sue, that is such an hilarious pic of you at the end, LOL, love your humour its much like mine!!very naughty and mischevious ha!
What a stunning card today, I absolutely love it!! I haven't been able to afford the collections through this year but this is definitely one of the background dies I want, it is exquisite, you are so talented Sue, not just with your card making but with your designing of your dies and embossing boards too, hugs always, Vick xx
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Rosie said...

Lovely card, Sue. I do love that bow die and it is on my wish list....

Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. Now we can see just how much fun you all have been having. Good luck with your demos.....

Congratulations Nanny Joe

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card.

Thank you.

Love,

Ivy ling xx

SHARICA said...

Great Card .. xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, love the petticoat and the bow. Thank you for sharing the photos, it is nice to see your team, the last one made me smile, you look so well, what a difference a comma and an s can make.
Enjoy your time in Taunton, safe travels.
Sheila L Happy Birthday, have a lovely day.
Dawn S Happy Birthday to your husband.
Congratulations to Nanny Jo, enjoy your card.
Pam sounds like the twins and their friend had lots of fun. Hope the cablemen move soon and you can be out and about again, hang in there you strong lady, gentle hugs to you and Robbie.
Steph sorry that your break was not how you hoped, nice to be back in your own bed though, have a really good day tomorrow and sell lots. gentle hugs.
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Myra P, Maureen K, Anne C, Sandra, Mrs B, Cameeli, P in Wales, Meg and babies Leo and Skylar, Alimecca and Aunt, Wheely Bad and Billy, Heather T, Helen K, TOB Theresa, Ita, Tres, Angela W, Maria A, Brenda L and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

AnneRD said...

A very pretty card Sue, and great pictures from Ally Pally. Glad you are still with us!! Enjoy your weekend. Anne x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another really superb card.
I love the fab design as always.
Have used this petticoat design with my Parisian Die, a long while ago.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chris Curry said...

I love the California dies and the bows. Perfect. Thank you Sue.Xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,lovely card again today,one that would do for different occasion .
Thank you everyone for messages,I am back home from Hospital,exausted and sore.I have to wait for for a few weeks for results of some of my tests,which is frustrating.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Thanks for the photos Sue.
Ita.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, love the photos!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Darlene4527 said...

Love the lacy look of the card and love the bow!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card today. I love the shade of green you have used. The Granada die is fab, I love using it. It always looks great whatever colour I make it in. So beautifully detailed. I love the Californian borders to. (This one is on my long wish list.) It looks very pretty when used as a "petticoat". Great bow as well Sue. I could not be without my bows dies now !! Thank you for sharing a very pretty card with us today. I hope both yourself and Julia had a lovely crafty day in Taunton today.
I love your photos to, especially the last one with you standing next to that sign !! Take care Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Congratulations to Nanny Jo for winning Wednesdays beautiful card x x x

To Shelia, Happy Birthday for today. I hope you had a lovely day. x x x

Helen Kington, It was lovely to hear about you and your brother being born on the same day, five years apart !! I do not know of any one else it has happened to (obviously except twins but that is not exactly the same thing !!) I can even get closer than that because my sister and I are exactly two years and twenty minutes apart !! I was born at ten minutes to ten at night and my sister was born at ten minutes past ten at night !! Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Norah, one day at a time. Thinking of you and your family, always. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Brenda Lello, Thank goodness I am not the only one who has not yet started their Christmas cards !! I was starting to feel like I had been left behind by everyone else. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has had a good day today. Sending you all lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Diane said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card today in the pale green and the frills, I do love my Californian boarder. Thanks for the photos and yes the last one is my favourite too! Hope you and Julian have a great time in Taunton - don't drink too much scrumpy !!! Safe journey love Diane G xxxx
Nanny Jo congratulations on your win xxx
Steph what a shame you didn't enjoy your holiday, at least the weather wasn't too bad and you are home safe and sound to a comfy bed xxx
Happy birthday to Dawns husband and Sheila xxxx

Txcowgirl said...

Howdy Sue,
Awaiting here for my order from JS, I suppose it takes a while coming from overseas. Your card today features two of the dies in my order, so I think you're teasing me to make me more excited for them to arrive. The paper you used on the little bow makes it look like real grosgrain ribbon. I'm also noticing you sometimes use the Spellbinders along with your dies. I'm happy to see you combine them, as I own a few of them also.
Your eulogy photo was funny, but so glad not fact. How I wish I was there to shop all your dies on the display. Maybe someday you'll have a display like this closer by, would love to see it. In Dallas, TX they have a wonderful yearly convention, at the Gaylord Texan (a magnificent hotel and convention center), wish you could be a vendor there. It's about 4 days, with shopping, demos, contests, and classes. It was packed with scrapbookers and card makers. It seems card making is the growing trend in the states right now, as there has been a decline in scrapbooking. It was fun going to such a well attended show. Maybe you would consider it? If I knew you were coming, let me know if I could help.
Pam, sorry the cablemen are causing you aggravation. Perhaps you will have better services when they're done.
Anonymous, I have always been curious about Wales, my ancestors are from there I'm told (Jones) was the family name (which I know is a very common name). Not really sure how accurate this is.
Thanks for the info on "crackers", I suppose I've heard in the movies the "slightly mad" definition before, that's funny.
Hi June, did I read correctly, your mom had a set of twins, you and your sister, then a year later another set of twins? That's wonderful, very rare though, I would think. What a fun house you must have grown up in. I would have loved to be a twin.
Hi, Nanna Tina, my grandkids call me Nana Dawn, so Nana or Nanna must be a universal term. It is funny how some words, even in the same language have different meanings. My husband speaks Portuguese, and Spanish, as they are similar, but they do have differences. He was volunteering at our church helping some Mexican ladies to learn English. He kept using the term "embarrassado", which is embarrassed in Portuguese, but they would just giggle when he said this. Later he learned in Spanish, it can mean "pregnant". Please help educate me if I use a term unknown to you, or if I need a correction on an improper usage.
Anonymous, so sorry your vacation was not what you hoped for, there's no place like home. Someday I would love to come to England, take one of those river cruises I've read about.
Norah, your mom sounds like a woman to be reckoned with when need be. My mom would bang pots around so loud, it'd give you a headache, if she thought you'd slept too late.
Myra, sloe gin sounds interesting, would love a sip, but still not sure about why pricking the berries is disgusting, do they have thorns, or do they smell? Lately the popular concoction around here is a "watermelon margarita". This area is the watermelon capital of the USA, so I guess that's why. Very good drink I might add.
Have a great weekend everyone.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I've only just realised that I haven't posted today (old age doesn't come on it's own lol). Beautiful card I love the petticoat look it's very feminine.
Congratulations Nanny Jo
Happy birthday Sheila hope you had a great day
Hope you and Julia having a great time in Taunton, so glad your still alive lol.
Steph so sorry you didn't have a good time
Special hug to Yorkielass and all who need one
Hugs x
Heather T

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes I love your petticoat cards I have the California dies I love them.this card is so elegant Sue.
Love the A P pictures especially the last one lol.
Have a great weekend with Julia & safe journey home.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Ita so pleased your home from hospital but sorry your very sore & exhausted sending you som gentle Hug's Lynda xx

Lanc Steph sorry your holiday wasn't enjoyable,have a good day at market tomorrow Hugs Lynda xx

Sheila L hope you had a good birthday hug's Lynda xx

Dawn happy birthday to your hubby hug's Lynda xx

Wheely Bad hope cleaning interviewee goes well Monday.Also hope Mr W feels better soon.
Mmm might that shopping be of a crafty nature haha
Hope Billy is enjoying hiss cuddles love & Hug's Lynda xx

Nanny jo congratulations on winning WOW card

Special Hugs to Sandra hope Lucy & Matt feel better soon,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkielass Lindsay,Tina & Claire,Tres,Tandy,Wheely Bad,Magpie,Nanna Tina,TOB Theresa,Hazel,Mrs B,Janet Ecco,Jean D,Myra P,Maureen K,Julie Laz,Cameeli,Lynne M & pooches,Lanc Steph,Norah & Rory,Ita,Helen K,Pauline A,Diane ( Dianandchips ),Cheryl B,Txcowgirl,Meg & babies Leo & Skyla Alison & Aunt,
Love Lynda xx

Hug's to all who need one I'v lots to give xx

Theresa Pace said...

and that was the stand next to yours as well! i remember as i thought it was quite ironic that they had your dies in the stand next to yours!
anyway enough of that. this card is very pretty. i really like the colour of that green, hugs xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo, I so love this Sue. Gorgeous pale green and I love how you have used the border die for the petticoat effect. Just stunning! I hope you and Julia have had a great time in Taunton! It's wonderful that you give so many people the confidence to make the beautiful cards that you all do xx All the photo's are brilliant! It's lovely to see all the people who work silently in the "background". Nice to see photo's of everyone, Julia and you and Phil too. Love the last one! This speaks volumes as I'm sure you are probably doing what so many husbands would want to do because of all the gorgeous dies and stamps that you have designed! (just kidding!) Lol! It's good to have a sense of humour! "Thank you" Sue for the great photo's...love the smiley chap! Sending lots of love and hugs to you and all your family xx Congratulations Nanny Joy on winning the Wednesday giveaway! It's hard to believe but it looks even more gorgeous in real life! Cheryl, hope you had a good birthday and hope you are fine x Lancs Steph, sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your break. I won't say "holiday". Seagulls just love to do the Rumba on the roof don't they? We lived in Scarborough for 2 years. We fell in love with a new pale blue Kia Picanto, mainly for my mobile carers job. They asked us if we wanted a coat of this stuff to put onto the car. It was a deterrent to protect the car from the acid that was in seagull poo! We were so glad we did as it stood us in good stead! We don't have "her" now as we gave "her" to someone else in the family but she's still great after 9 years...and counting! "She" was a fantastic little car and we would recommend a Kia of whatever size or model. xx

magpie said...

Norah, I love the story about your mum and the neighbours. She sounds like a wonderful and fiery lady who gave the "tit for tat". (What you do to me, I will do to you!). I hope it brought back many wonderful and funny memories of her xx WE are the lucky one's who have been blessed with the people who are and have been a part of our lives. My mum gets hurt by remarks from people which, understandably, is very hard for her....a lot of cases are, they don't think before they speak. She just rings me up and tells me about it. It is good because it gets it off her chest! She is well known as the neighbourhood watch! She has a glass display cabinet at the top end of the livingroom so she can see who's coming and going! It makes her feel useful bless her! When there is a local party we keep her a happy but a busy bee when we decide to sleep over. Wednesday night is one of them. It's a Glam Rock 70's show which I am sooo looking forward too. She has said though, that the rates have gone up through inflation. It is now £18 for just bed and £20 bed and breakfast! Whoo hoo! A bacon and egg breakfast for £2 which can't be bad! She's not realised she hasn't added vat on top of that....and this is someone who worked in a wage office.....Just kidding! Wheely bad, sending love and hugs to you and to your husband xx Hope your fingers got some bargains after the walking for the shopping treat(s).....!! xx Alison, sending loads of love and hugs to you and your aunty, bless her. It is a long and hard journey.... The free will is in all of us as to what we want to do in this or any other situation. Then there are some of us are lucky and some of us are not....They will give her the morphine dose that will help to ease her pain. She is in the best capable hands with the "earth" angels that we have been blessed with..... xx XX Helen, "Happy 2nd birthday" to your lovely dog! xx Sending love and hugs to Lynne, Yorkielass, Pam, Norah, Alison, Lyndsey, Lynda, Txcowgirl, NannaPat, Tina, Sandra... and to all our wonderful Wilsonettes who are sad and hurting, I send a multitude of loves and hugs to you all xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Sue, that would be fantastic if you could to the Gaylord Texan in Dallas TX! i'm sure you would go down a storm (great!) as you have here! Txcowgirl I love the cross language of the Portugese "embarrassado" that meant pregnant in Spanish! Oooo and the Watermelon margarita sounds gorgeous! xx Love Karen xx

janet said...

Great photos from AP - glad the last isn't true!!
I like today's card, especially the 'petticoat'!
Hugs Janet in Kent
PS Sadly uncrossing fingers for another week :(

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful and elegant card.
Thank you for sharing the pics you really do look to be enjoying yourself, loved the last pic!!!

Take care everyone have a great weekend.
Hugs to all
Margaret corgi owner

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely gorgeous. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Love the pics Sue. Love the card green is my favorite color and this layout and dies you used are awesome. Thanks.

Sandy H said...

Pretty petticoat frill card brings back memories of the fifties and sixties.
Lovely happy pictures from AP.
Steph, sorry your trip to Wales was memorable for all the wrong reasons. Congratulations Nanny Jo on winning the card giveaway.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, having a really busy week so I'm LATE posting comments! What can I say, another stunner from our lovely Sue. Definately going to make this one for my daughter's birthday - she deserves the best. Love, Judy M

Lacelady said...

I was out all day yesterday, so late catching up - LOVE the petticoat card Sue, and I could see the funny side of the announcement, LOL.

Congrats to the winner of the Wednesday card too.

Bea said...

Hi Sue you all like you are having a lot of fun and the sign looks like a red top headline - the one time when an apostrophe would be appropriate Lol!

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, love this card so feminine and fresh. Green is not my favourite colour but hey ho! That phrase is quite alarming and is a very appropriate case for punctuation!!! I missed Ally Pally this time as I was away on my holiday but will definitely be at the next one. This time I hope to get close enough to actually say hello :o) Congrats to Nanny Jo! Lots of hugs, Karen xx

Laura O said...

great card love the pictures look like you all had a great time .Laura O

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue
Beautiful card i love that bow die.
crafty hugs Helen xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry I'm late, had a few unwell days,
but just had to let you know how beautiful this card is,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card, just love the petticote design and the bow

Vie
x

Delilah64 said...

Very funny wording on that stand (I once typed it into Google myself and realised how odd it looked). Very relieved that you are very much alive and kicking and still providing us with wonderful,daily inspiration :-)

Thanks

Nic xx

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
So glad to hear you are alive and kicking...LOL. Gorgeous card, love all the layering. Great shots.