Thursday, 4 September 2014

Elegant Peace

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card needs no further explanation, the title says it all!  I hope you enjoy the video!

Buy from Joanna Sheen

The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Hello Sue and all, another beautiful card as always. I am in awe of your talent. I love the Peace die.
Lindsay, my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your great-aunt, what a grand old lady, back with her beloved husband.
Sandra, what a brave lady, you gave been through so much, I looked at your blog to leave my email address but didn't know how, bit of an IT phobic.
Janet, hope visit to Cardio went well. Wheelybad and Norah, hope things are improving. Dianeandchips, sorry you are still not home, keep fighting Hun x
Tina, I saw your message for Robbie, it was lovely and so kind of you. I had told George when he was here about the blog well wishes and I know they appreciate any and all support.
My basket of hugs are full for all who want or need one, help yourselves and stay well and safe everyone xx

c said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Just perfect for me, another elegant Wonder of Wilson, Love the black and white just to crisp.

I will watch later!!
All those in pain or under the weather I hope you can find some respite and a little joy in the day.

Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

What an elegant card. So serene looking, I think I might use it as a sympathy type card - or is that just too weird?
You are an astounding talent Sue.
Magizzy x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What an elegant Peace card, I is stunning
Carol x

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning and so so elegant. Will watch the video later.xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue an extremely beautiful monochrome card, love the use of the dies. The Peace die is on my need list. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Angela Wade said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes. A simple, elegant card. Will catch up with videos later.

Hugs to DianeandChips, Pam & Robbie, Norah, Wheelybad, Sandra, Lanc's Steph, Tina, Julie & Lee and all in need.
Hugs to Lynne M and darling Fur Babies, whose antics make me smile.

Have a good day all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Eemeli said...

Elegant indeed. Love the lace-looking die-cuts and how you have incorporated
them to one another. They fit perfectly together. Simple and elegant, as already
said. In a hurry now, but I try to remember to watch the video later this
afternoon. Have a wonderful day!

Hugs from Finland,

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely Peacefully Elegant, I love it.
Have the Die used it more as a background for the beautiful edging.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Linda28 said...

Good morning Sue, A simple but so elegant card, stunning. Will have to watch the video later, off to work:(.
Love to all, Linda.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a relly beautiful card, I shall watch the video later. Take care Kitty.

Marion Bull said...

Another beautiful, elegant but simple card. I love the Peace die! Happy day everyone.
Marion B xx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
gorgeous card it's very beautiful for the season ahead. x

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Love the card stunning die ..
Happy Crafting snd have a nice day ... x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card, so elegant in its simplicity. Helen x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous it is such an elegant card. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the card and video, your word dies are fabulous.
Much sympathy on the loss of you beloved Aunt, Lindsay. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
What Can I Say That I Don't Say Day After Day, But I Mean Every Word I Say Your Work Is Truly Terrific I Love Everything You Do.
I Love Today's Video I Must Confess I've Watched It Numerous Times On You Tube That's The Great Thing With Your Video's Going On There You Can Check Them Out Before Being Aired! So To Speak.
I Just Love The Peace Die, And I Love That You Have Created Your Card In Black And White, It Would Also Look Wonderful In Navy And White. I'm Thrilled To Say I Have The Beautiful Belle Of The Ball Stamp And The Strip Stamp You Have Used Is Just Fabulous And It Really Compliments The Peace Die, The Only Thing I Haven't Got Is The Spellbinder Mystical Embrace Die It Looks A Pretty Die And I Always Love To Watch You Cut Into Die Cuts To Create Something Completely Different.
Sue This Card Is Truly Beautiful, Outstanding, Elegant, and Extremely Awesome I Love It.
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing, Thank You For This Wonderful Blog.
Sue On A Personal Note: Thank You For giving Me The Inspiration I need Daily, I Truly Appreciate It, Thank You So Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, I so enjoyed this video, such a really elegant card which can be made very easily and quickly and something that means such a lot, oh if only the people of the world would follow this word. Thank you once again for the video's I so love them. Keep sage, healthy and happy everyone. hugs June Smith xxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a stunner, beautiful peace die love that its vertical. Lol lynne m x x x x

Well had another lol day yesterday ( lunacy of lynne) cuz it was the dreaded time of getting poochies fur cut. To say they do not like being groomed is soooooo totally an understatement. They loathe it, I keep trying to get them to be more girly and like the pampering but no not them. So began the torture , me trying to get them to stay still whilst they wriggled like worms doing their best to get away. Its a good job their groomer is so good with dogs. After what seemed like MONTHS they were done. Would they stay still for a photo like heck they would, as soon as they were off the grooming table they were gone. The lol ( see above for definition) then kicked in as I was determined they would stay clean so hubby could see , I spent the rest of the day chasing the little blighters all over house and garden to make sure their coats stayed clean. Mega fun for poochies totally knackering for me. So much so when hubby came home said look at poochies don't they look good and now I'm going to bed for a lay down. Daft man said why what have you been up to - aarrrgggghhhhh took a very very deep breathe said give me strength and walked away. Taking it easy today if little b's let me but knowing them it will be another pulling out hair day !!!!!

To all my wonderful friends have a great day and if you are in pain or need take as many hugs as you need I have mega lots ready to give away lol lynne m 'n' on my last nerve devious divas x x x

Caroljsmith said...

I really love this card sue bought the peace die and Carnt wait to make it hope it turns out as well as yours.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning christmas card love the whole thing great video to must try this one thank you tracy w x

Jan Caven said...

Hi sue
Classy, elegant, regal, everything about this card is beautiful. I love it.
Love Jan x x

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooo beautiful and so elegant card here today Sue. Really stunning work on this one here and perfect for most people, I think. Stunning work as always hun.

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Again lovely black and white cant beat monochrome for a classy look hugs from ireland evelyn x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies,
This is really gorgeous Sue, although I must admit I'd be tempted to add a pearl or two, or a bit of sparkle!! Will watch the video later when I read all the comments. Love to all that want or need it, and I've taken the hugs from the people who've got them to spare. xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue I loved this die when I first saw it, it's so beautiful and so elegant. Would be useful for a sympathy card too. I so wish we had peace in the world to match the words.Take care x

Gail said...

Morning Sue, and fellow crafters,
I was looking at the Peace die yesterday wondering if to buy it, the answer will be yes after today's card. I love it!
Hope everyone out there is good and life is treating you all well.
Gail Cx

Laura O said...

fab card .love this one as you said doesn't need explaining,Laura O

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant such a meaningful sentiment on this die I love it. I have this die so must give your card a try its gorgeous.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

CHERYL brown said...

Now this card ticks all my boxes. So beautiful and elegant.
hugs to all that need one.
Cheryl xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-great christmas card! I'm tempted to try out my "let it snow" die using this technique.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Love this card, love the die and will start looking at non Christmas border stamps differently now, thanks Sue

Muriel x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Such an elegant Christmas card today. I love all your 'word' dies they are so pretty. The video was great and will be easy to follow when needed thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue & all the other Wilsonettes, I hope you are all having a lovely week!
Sue, today's card is so elegant that anyone would welcome this into their Christmas home I love it xx Hugs, Vick xx

Joan D said...

Superb card. Amazes me how you manage to incorporate all the lovely swirly dies xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Simply stunning. This die has it all, as someone else said it would be wonderful if everyone in the world followed this sentiment. The black and white is all that is needed. Thank you Sue for your constant inspiration.

Love Rosemarie xx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone, what a lovely Christmas card I think I might be copying this one Sue. I really like this die it cuts out lovely and it is so delicate.

TDQ Karen said...

Such a simply elegant Christmas card your dies allow us to see the results ourselves too xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful! Very elegant and contemporary.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Just loved this card when you showed off the new Peace die.....simply wonderful! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card, so elegant. I love how the Peace and the Mystic Embrace dies and The Belle of the Ball stamp all look so beautiful together.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra-you get extra hugs at the moment, don't let the thoughtless "Experts!" grind you down for long, and Pat, to all my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card. Anyone would be proud to receive a card like this. Looking forward to watching the video later. Thanks for sharing Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - exquisite - will watch video later when more time!
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. I loved it when you showed it for your release on your christmas dies. I bought this one and your joy and let it snow dies and they are stunning.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Crafty Granny said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, gorgeous!! Thank you for all your work and effort to make us happy!!

Love Nicola x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful

Breezes said...

Elegant and stunning everyone agrees - this card really has style !!! Hugs xx

Anne Crawford said...

Wonderfully elegant card! I think it is a gorgeous die and the border stamp enhances it beautifully, it would also look stunning in gold/white or silver/white or very opulent in red or purple or in fact any colour lol!
Thanks Myra P, I had a wonderful walk yesterday , the views were stunning, we went up to the mast above Poolewe and walked across the ridge to Inverasdale ( you mentioned before ,you know the area so you'll probably know where I'm talking about ) and only got home after 4 pm , so quite a long walk.
Dawn S hope you feel better today, and all our other Wilsonette friends too, that have been feeling poorly.
Hugs to all xo

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & lovely blog friends,
That die is beautiful, so ornate, half the work is done for you when making a card! The card is stunning Sue, as always!x
Julie Laz, thank you so much for your lovely message, it's comforting to think there are alternatives out there, it was so kind of you to explain your health concerns for my benefit, I am truly grateful x
Barbiepink Lady, thanks for your email too, I will email you back x
Maureen, Margaret, both of you also took the time to send me a personal message too, my days are quite lonely, so your communication means a lot x I will message you back too x
Myra,Hazel, Mrs B, Pat, lovely Cameeli, you all make each day brighter in your own way, thank you x
Janet, are you home and unpacked yet,?
Norah, I hope you are feeling better, I miss your wonderful stories, sending you hugs xxx
Steph I have had those steroid injections in the past, but they were horrendous and they didn't really do anything beneficial, you are so right about the effects of pain! Thanks for your kind words xx
The house is super quiet today as the girls are back to school, the older two send Paul are all back at work, I am not a lover of my own company , will have to go to my craft room and find something to do!
Thank you ALL for your kind words of support, it means the world,
Sandra xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Sue you have made my day! I had decided and bought two of your C.dies (Noel and Joy) to use for this year's season. But when I saw today's die I just could not believe how gorgeous it looked and just had to have it!!
Today's gift is just so sumptuous and states so very bold what we all want around the world 'PEACE'!!!!
Having a Grandson who has served in Afgan and faced war every day this is most important for me and for all the other Mums/Dads/Grandmums/Granddads/All members of families want. We needs all our boys/girls to come home safe and sound.

Norah - we managed very well loading up etc. I only had to wait 20mins before I got the first 'I don't know where I'm going to put all this' but other than that it was quite painless!
The unloading at this end went quite well too. Shall have to keep my eye on Mr.E just to make sure he is well!!

Sandra - hope you're feeling better this morning. I know just how you feel when someone encourages you and builds your hopes up and then at one stroke flattens you completely - Oh how I wish people would engage brain before opening mouth.

Cardio visit went well - have to go again in three weeks and fingers crossed if all as yesterday then annual visits and annual Cardio MOT at my local surgery. It will be three years post HA.

It's a sorting/putting away craft day today as haven't had time since we returned Monday evening. It's also Mr Es day out so peace and quiet for me to plod along.

Hope everyone is feeling a little better this morning. Stay safe and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely beautiful
so elegant and serene and as Magizzy says would make a lovely sympathy card.
Nancyd xx

Glennis said...

A stunning card - that die is wonderful

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I love your Peace die, it's the only Christmas one of yours that I have at the moment, I feel a purchase coming on, just can't make up my mind which to buy.
I love your beautiful elegant card, it's so striking in black and white. I think even I could have a go at this one. I would also like to say what a wonderful creation John Next Door created with your dies , and it great to see he's been selected to the C/E design team. He's been a champion of your dies.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Love this elegant card, Sue, always like black-and-white. The Mystical Embrace complements the Peace die perfectly - don't usually go for 'words' but this is stunning. Will watch video later. Thank you.

'P' in Wales

Greetings and hugs to Heather T and all those with problems of whatever kind.
Lindsay - so sorry about your aunt - you think they'll live for ever. My own aunt will be 102 next month and has recently gone into a care home as she now needs hoisting for everything - we have been to see her and it's nice but she would really rather not be there - or anywhere. Unfortunately it's 250 miles away so frequent trips not possible, but she has lots of caring people nearby and grandchildren (she lost her two lovely daughters with cancer).

Wendy L said...

Amazingly beautiful card, xxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, as always, love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

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jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, really gorgeous card, love the dies and the stamps. Love Jean xxx

karenlotty said...

Very clean and elegant card

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Terrific, unfussy, elegant card and you know I have had some fun using this die in a different way.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
A veryelegant Christmas card.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, stunning.

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I love this card my favourite colours black and white. Yipee I have this die and so now maybe I could try to replicate your card will do my own version anyway - nothing like yours I have no doubt. I will watch the video later as I'm off to see my Mum this morning.
To all feeling under the weather and down at heart I send out loving hugs. Hope all of you have a good day. Love Helen K xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Another beauty, I just love the B&W so crisp, keep em coming
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

val jones said...

Hi Sue. This is my favourite of all your Christmas dies and i was so hoping I'd win it in your drawer. Sadly I didn't so I've had to order it from JS and can't wait for it to arrive.
Love Val in Spain x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, so beautiful I love it . love Jean Z xx

Julie Kay said...

Morning Sue
Yet another stunning card. I purchased the Joy stamp yesterday and I am really looking forward to making some stunning cards inspired by yourself.

Crafty Regards.

Julie Kay

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another brilliant black and white Christmas card. This will definitely be my colour theme this year. Love the elegance of this one too. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card I really love these word dies that you designed they make stunning looking cards.
Beverley W

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
No need for words with todays card as it says it all .
Except to say " it would have pride of place on my shelf ".

Take Care
Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning is the only word to describe today's card. You give us so much inspiration each day, which I had a little of yours.

Have a great day everyone, hugs to all who need them, take care, Jess x

utilitygirl said...

Just lovely Sue x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and elegant too.
Donna Jones

DMJ said...

I do like word dies, another to go on my want list!!!!

Lovely card Sue,

Doreen x

Annie said...

Beautiful card today, Sue, simple and says it all!
Hugs Annie x

June Horrocks said...

The peace card is wonderful sue I love it thank you for all you do for us.
Love to all June xxxxx

Alice G said...

Hi Sue,

This card just speaks to me at so many levels. The peace die is very regal and tranquil, and the monogrome look just somehow let's the die do all the talking on this card. Beautiful,

Hugs Alice xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card, classic and elegant and such a beautiful die. Pat x

Jill Berg said...

Another triumph Sue, beautiful die and the stamped border just adds the final touch - lovely!

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
WOW I love this die it looks so elegant on your card and what a beautiful card that is, thank you for the inspiration.
Sorry dashing off I'm going to Sandown Park today. Read the comments later when I get home. Hope everyone has a good day, love Brenda xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue,
stunnero (in capital letters) - that's what this card is. Would also look brilliant in gold and black I think.
Will watch the video later, have an appointment at the doctor's soon so will have to fly but didn't want to set off before seeing what you've done. I love that Peace die............
Hugs, Rose

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh what a beautiful way to show off the Peace die....such a stunning card and I'm so pleased I won this die...I'm imagining it with all the Christmas and pastel colours as well as the black. Thank you for a great video are a star and and an amazingly talented lady!
Pam hope you still doing as you are told with your leg and hope Robbie continues his progress day by day.
Lynne I loved the 'lol' story of your devious divas it put a smile on my face and hope they are giving you some rest today.
Tina.E hope time is a great healer for you.
Hugs to all who are in need of them and hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Before commenting on todays card I just want to say a HUGE "thank you" to you for arranging for your colleagues at CE (here in the UK) for forwarding the truly stunning card I won recently. I know you're still in the States but I couldn't let it pass without telling you how thrilled I was to receive it. It was exquisite!

As for todays video and card I shall watch the former a little later and the latter is just so elegant and tasteful. I love it!
Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely die to make a really elegant card. This would stand out amidst all the santa and elf type of christmas cards.
Janice W

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is pure elegance, love the black and white, so clean and crisp. The die is beautiful, thank you for another great video and your inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your day, hugs to you and your Mom.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Lindsay so sorry to hear of the loss of your great aunt, what a grand old lady, you are in my thoughts, gentle hugs.
Sandra sending love and gentle hugs, you brave strong lady.
Janet glad that the cardio went well, happy unpacking.
Lynne M you made me smile, don't think your girls will ever be ladies, hugs to you Tilly and Cully.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lynda B, Steph, Norah and Rory, Cameeli, Magpie, Myra P hope table hunting went well, Maureen K, Julie and Lee, Wheely Bad and Billy, Heather T, Brenda L, Dianeandchips, Mrs B, P in Wales, Cheryl B, Meg and baby Leo, TOB Theresa, and of course our Sue.
Tale care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, Stunning! REally like this card and as the titel says it is Elegeant. Hugs Elaine x

Nana on the Hill said...

You really have given this card the best name, it really US a beauty.

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Oh wow! Another stunning card. Love the black and white. So clean and crisp and simply ....CLASS.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Truly beautiful elegant card, love it
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

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Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card and I love this die have just got this one so a definite try for me as I dont always have the dies that you use.
Hugs to everyone that needs one.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the elegance of this card, it's beautiful.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is elegant and serene. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card Sue, so elegent in the black and white. I know i am not a big black fan but this looks so lovely in the monochrome. The peace die leaves a beautiful die cut, so i think this one will need to climb the need list as what a beautiful statement that it makes and could be used for our non Christmas believing friends without upsetting their beliefs. Oh Sue, please don't bring anymore out the now as i am still struggling to finish off set 1 of your dies not to mention set 2 and the Christmas selection that are all a must.
Pam i tried to find Robbie on that place yesterday and i don't know what i was doing wrong but i couldn't find him. I shall just send the hugs to you to bring you strength and then you can pass them on to Robbie.
Pat S(Whitney)- i hope that you are enjoying your holiday but remember the sun tan lotion as we don't want a fried Pat.
Diane(withchips)- Great that you are filling up with inspiration while being kept, although i am hoping that you will be home again soon.
Oh Lindsay i am so sorry to learn of your great aunts death. I bet she was fun with all the stories that she could tell from her youth. It is the one regret that i have that me old aunt didn't survive long enough for my children as she was a comic(she was the umbrella wielding champ from a previous story). Sending you a gentle hug flower as i know that you are in pain and i don't want to make it any worse than it already is, but i'm thinking off you.
Janet(Ecco)- I am sending you some power hugs flower to keep you going this week as it seems that you are going to be very tired at the end of it and i hope that you will have had some positive news and progress.
Alimecca - a nice warm bath with radox salts in can work wonders for aches and pains. Hope that the decorating goes to plan so that you can sit back and enjoy your new surroundings while crafting.
Tina flower, you let your mind wander as much as it wants and let ours have you in it. Sunday would be like it happening all over again and all though he is at peace next to your mum, you are still hurting. Sending a hug down your way just to let you know that we are thinking of you.
You know i have been reading through Sue's blog for a wee while now and on reflection some doctors have a lot to answer for. They botch things up and go on to the next hoping that they can do a better job but not even a backward glance at the devastation that they have left in their wake. You come on thinking that it couldn't have happened to someone else to find out that it already has and there is nothing we can do about it. I just wonder if they were made to face up to their blunders and take responsibility for their actions if they would actually learn and not make the same mistake again. How would they cope if the shoe was on the other foot and it was them that was left to survive what ever way they had to? OOOO i have got my dander up today about them and my knickers are well and truly in a twist about them this morning. And i am luckier than most as i can still walk, snail pace perhaps and with my sticks, but i still consider myself lucky. Yes chronic pain, useless lump most of the time, but i can get there slowly. The physio gave up on me when he realized that it was painful(agony would be more appropriate) but it could give me back some of the movement that i have lost, but to him there is no point if i am going to wince every time he twists my legs or arms into ridiculous positions. Anyway moan over but i wonder how many of our Wilsonettes actually can relate to what i am saying about the "caring" profession.
Sending hugs to all the wonderful Wilsonettes and Sue for your kindness that you show to me each day in your thoughts and hugs. You truly are an amazing bunch of people,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil, grey but dry)

Jayne S said...

What a lovely elegant card.

hotpotato said...

Treated myself to this Peace die, it's gorgeous and cuts beautifully.

hollyberry said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card,love it.

darcydaydream said...

Another really beautiful card. You come with ideas day after day. I don't know how you do it!
Take care.
Christine in

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.
A deceptively simple looking card that says it all. Beautiful.
Evis McCarthy.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is a really elegant card and I love it!
Lesley S x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb styled creation today.
Love all the things used to make this.
Great video tutorial too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and hi to my Wilsonette friends that meet up each day to enjoy the delights that wait for us.
What an elegant stunning but simple card that says it all. If only the world was full of it. Apart from layers, this is all that is needed as the word dies make the card so special.

Sandra, I really hope that you can get some treatment sorted soon, something that gives you some life back. There are a few of us here that can really understand and know just what you are going through and how you feel, so we will always be here to support and help you if we can, should you need, just ask without worry or fear.
Thinking of our Sister Wilsonettes that feel sorrow. Pam, hope you are making some progress sweetheart and still resting and gently pottering !
To the many special friends I have made here, I hope your day will be kind to you with less pain and frustration.
Thanks for the wonderful time and inspiration you give us each day Sue. I sure do value you and Particraft. Have a wonderful day, need any help cleaning your craft room so you can swim and shop ? Lol
Love to my friends.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning. Loved watching the video.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely elegant card.
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I bought this die last Saturday, now just need to get on with making my cards with it. SueL x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Yes it does say it all beautiful card thanks for sharing, hugs Sarah xx

Lacelady said...

Another stunning card, (as usual) - love that Peace die!

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, yes this is truly elegant. Beryl xx

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. A very elegant Christmas card today. I do love to watch your videos. It's that little bit of inspiration to keep me going if I can't craft on a given day. Caz x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow I love this one it absolutely stunning I have the joy die bit I think I will have to get the peace one now. I love the design of it but I will be having a go at this on. So I off to watch the video now so I'll be back in the morning. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xx

Theresa Pace said...

so elegant Sue. one to copy. i have peace die but not stamps or background spellbinders but i'm sure i can change them for something else. love it xx

Fiona Young said...

Most elegant and would be just as lovely in different colours. Great video. Thanks.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. It is very elegant. Thanks for your video.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful Christmas Card. Very elegant. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

magpie said...

Hello Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Stunning just stunning Sue. Love the video and how it shows how we can cut into our dies and seperate them to fit around our inner piece. The Peace die is gorgeous and I love the black and white with the none Christmas border. Love the sentiment and like you say, it doesn't need any explanation, it just is. Yesterdays card was soooo elegant too. Just beautiful. The Rows of Bows EF is beautiful and along with the Peace die....and all the on my please, please, can I have list! Lol! "Thank you so much Sue" For all the inspiration that you give to us all. Sending lots of love and hugs to you and your family xx Lyndsey, so so sorry about your aunt xx Lynne, I'd give up on the divas ever being ladies and resign to the fact that you have a pair of tomboys in your hands! Lol! Thank you for the laughter xx Sending lots of love and hugs to Lyndsey, Lynne, Yorkielass, Lynda, Norah, Sandra, Pam/Robbie and all our wonderful Wilsonettes who are hurting today xx Take care everyone and "good luck" everyone on the Wednesday card giveaway! xx Love Karen xx

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous :)

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful black and white card very stylish.
Crafty hugs

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful black and white card. I think this Peace Die is gorgeous. It makes a stunning card.

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. xx

Jill Liddle said...

Another beautiful creation from you Sue.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful, simple, elegant. This is my favourite word die.
Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

terrie said...

Great elegant make your cards so awesome...
Thanks for the video!
Well done Sue

Lindsay Martin said...

Stunning as always Sue, I will sit down and watch the video later, when I have a rest!
Thank you to all my wonderful friends on here sending me hugs and wishes on my great aunts passing, she was a lovely lady, had lots of lovely stories, a wicked smile, and even played tennis at Wimbledon many years ago!
Sandra I hope you can move forward from the useless medical profession, I had them tell me that they would get me walking normally down the aisle on my wedding day, two hours later they said sorry you will just have to live with the pain for the rest of your life, I was only 20 at the time!
So pleased that Cameeli and Steph are sounding more their normal selves again.
Lynne, those for
A of yours keep you bust and us in stitches with their feminine (not) behaviour, definitely a pair of tomboys!
Well love to all my friends on here you are all so special to me gentle hugs to those in need and those that just feel like a hug for no reason today xxxx

Vie Carter said...

Elegant indeed Sue, just beautiful


Snuffy Snoo said...

Pure simplicity!!......simply stunning!!

Love Sam

Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue....another stunning card from you....very elegant. My filigree rose dies have just arrived, so I'm off to play!! :) Jo x

Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue....another stunning card from you....very elegant. My filigree rose dies have just arrived, so I'm off to play!! :) Jo x

Lesley Griffiths said...

Just delightful!

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A beautiful and elegant card today. Will enjoy the video. X

craftynanna said...

hi sue, a really, really beautiful card, i love black and white, i watched the video on you tube and as a result i have made at least two dozen cards using the splendid peace die which i am the proud owner of, i did the let it snow at the same time as well, i used three striplet dies behind and also the striplet that has the heart at either end, these i had to cut into two make them longer and when i had positioned them you couldn't see the middle and i have done them in many soft colours, they look wonderful, so many many thanks sue for your wonderful inspiratation, love to all J

Bejay Roles said...

Stunning, Sue. I just love all the layers that give it a great look. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Another gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pearl said...

Fab card today Sue, love every bit of it.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Gail said...

Stunning card - luv it xx GailT xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card sue and so apt for now as we need peace all around the world xx hazel

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous, elegant card Sue. Just beautiful. The one word says everything. Thank you. Xx

Helen Kington said...

Good afternoon all - I have just read the comments since I posted this morning and I have to answer Norah.
Before I was finally diagnosed with MS on one visit to the doctors (not my usual doctor) did tell me that I would have to learn to live with the pain and discomfort I was feeling. Thank God I saw another doctor who referred me on not sure where I would have been if I had just listened to him. I agree I wish they could just sometimes be accountable and listen t the patients. Rant over sorry Helen K xx

Barbara said...

Stunning card and a gorgeous die. Didn't think I would go for the word dies but seeing what you can do with it has changed my mind.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and simple steps to follow on the video. This was my favourite of the word dies when you showcased them last month.



Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card and great video Sue!

Anonymous said...


CarolPG xx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Love the dies and the stamp. Such a simple design but so ornate at the same time.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Beautiful , love how you combine a Christmas theme with a border that is not Christmas and it works so well . Your ideas are so innovativing .Just love your work. Thank you Sue

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone! I have watched the video and what else can I say then absolutely wonderful card
Have a few friends who not celebrating christmas so the peace die will be my next buy but not until Nec. Norah-my youngest stepson needed a plate in his arm after breaking/splitting his humorous after armwrestling just for fun.The surgeon cut a nerve by doing that and 2 years later and 3 operations his arm is scared for life and his hand is as best as it can be but never back to normal.This make me worried every time you need something done like needles in your spine or similar.Enough of that, glad all went well for you Steph and that you getting on with things! Hope you had a nice outing Brenda. Lynne-Tilly and Cully must look gorgeous tho after their haircut lol, give them a cuddle from me. Do belive it I actually got some cutting done today yay,thing is if I continue my arm gonna look like one of popeye's and that would be weird :-) Have a good evening. If in pain,special hugs to you.
Hugs Maria x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Oh! What an elegant card! So beautiful. Thanks for such an informative video. Stunning.
Best wishes, Anne O

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card once again! So difficult to find new things to say! I love the black and white and like yesterday's card it is so elegant. I don't have this die - but it's moving up the list! I love the Joy one - I do have it and it is gorgeous too.
Lindsay - sorry to hear about your Auntie - some Aunties are just so special. Thinking of you.
Just to say - no kitchen table and chairs as yet! We have tried! We even agree about what we are looking for just haven't found it as yet! Had a farmhouse style table before but we do not need anything as big as that now. Thank you all for being so kind.
fluffycat - I just cannot get the picture of this cat knitting out of my head! You see to me it has it's tongue out in concentration and it's specs have slid down its nose as it concentrates on K1 P1. - see what you have done!
It's been a long day - think I'd better stop!
Special hugs to those in pain and suffering stress.
Also to Robbie, Rory , Sam and Baby Leo.
Love Myra

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
I love today's card and the peace die. It's so elegant and intricate it looks lovely in monochrome , just another die to add to my ever lengthening list . Just beUtiful, thanks Sue hugs to you and mom xx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and all wilsonettes
Jean D xxx

Janice K said...

My favourite, a monochrome card. Love the swirls in the die cut background and 'Peace' topper.x

janet said...

That's lovely Sue. Cab you do one with 'Joy' some time please? I like these dies so much.
Hugs Janet in Kent

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is truly beautiful and elegant. I tried to buy this die today when I escaped from decorating for an hour. Unfortunately, my local little craft shop in Durham had sold them all, but, in did manage to get the dotty itty bitty bows and the gorgeous pine bough, so I suppose I shouldn't be too upset.
Norah thanks for the advice! Will have to give it a go. Had a better day today as the paint ( ordinary silk emulsion ) went on like a dream, hence we could manage a little excursion into Durham. Well only 5 more rooms to go plus the staircase which is a nightmare. Love and hugs to everyone of you lovely people. Love Alison xxx

Karen Drew said...

Black and white is so sophisticated.
Another beauty
Karen xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes where has the day gone well I was playing with my new dies that turned up today
"The let it snow" & the "Joy" they are both gorgeous Sue.
Today's card is stunning & my favourite black & white combo.another excellent video I now have started cutting my dies up & loving the way they give extra looks thank you Sue for all you do for your Wilsonettes & me personally your dies & inspiration have improved my card making immensely Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Dianandchips ,Pam & Robby,Yorkielass, Lindsay,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Myra P,Hazel,Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Mrs B,Lynne M & the Tinker's Tilly & Cully,Julie Laz,Ita, Camille,Steph,Pauline A,Magpie,Wheely Bad & Billy,NannaTina,Maureen K,Janet Ecco,TOB Theresa,Helen K,Cheryl B,Norah & wee Rory,
& any one who needs a Hug Love Lynda xx

fluffycat said...

Please excuse me Sue, but this is for Myra P.
Myra, I love your mind picture but it is more likely me with the tongue out and the glasses slipping! Honestly though, a long time ago, my only girl cat at the time (the one in my icon) would always sit on my knee when I got home from work and wanted to do some knitting. She was so used to it she ignored the needles and only occasionally played with the wool until one night she sat differently and I had to knit round her rather than over her. As she watched intently I found myself describing what I was doing so I really was teaching her lol

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card today. I hope I can re-create something similar with my 'Joy' die. Anne x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
What a beautiful card Sue and such a wonderful message to send. We can but hope that one day there will be peace in this world of ours.

Such a day today had to rush one of our corgis to the vets this morning, she has such a 'pity me' look so has been lying next to me all day needing gentle pats, but I think the worst is over, she is starting to look a little easier so fingers crossed.

Warm wishes and hugs to all who need them.

Margaret corgi owner

Diane said...

Hi Sue love today's card and the sophisticated black and white again. I didn't even wince this time when you chopped the background die in half, it looked really lovely behind the peace. Take care love Diane G xxx
Lyndsey sorry to hear about your great aunt my thoughts are with you xxx

Darlene4527 said...

Another beautiful the Peace die.

Brooke Bont said...

Love the new dies and just had to get them all.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone I loved this card when we saw it as the new dies came out. Great to see how you built it up and I just think it's such an elegant result! Don't know how you manage to keep coming up with such fantastic ideas. love Gx

julie laz said...

Hi, I just love this card, crafty hugs Julie xx

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I just love your videos.
Mol x

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for another wonderful video. So inspirational and beautiful card.

Blue Rose said...

Gorgeous card. Love the Peace die, it can make any card elegant just on its own. Great job.

Beth T said...

Beautiful as always---love this new die

Susan White said...

Love this die! So classy in the black and white colours too - thanks for sharing, Susan X