Sunday, 21 September 2014

Love You

 Good Sunday morning all!  It is big bow day again today, but it has been awhile to be fair! LOL  I selected some dusty rose card from my stash (we don't have this shade in our range currently) and I watermarked it by stamping the Rose Bouquet stamp by Justrite all over the background.  I used a Clear Perfect Medium pad to create the watermarked effect, then heat set it.  I love this as it is very soft, but gives a nice interest to the card. Using a black Archival ink pad, I stamped my sentiment in the lower corner and added small pearls between the words.   I wrapped a length of dusty rose frilly edged ribbon around the bottom of the card and taped the ends to the back.  I tied a double bow and added it with a glue dot to the side of the card.  The bow was finished with a small pearl embellishment and a couple of stick pins that I made to match.  For the focal element, I cut a Decorative frame from my California Collection in white.  I used that as a backdrop for the Justrite stamped label seven image.  I stamped it in black on white card and cut it out with the matching Labels seven die shape.  While still in the die, I inked it lightly with Victorian Velvet Distress ink before removing it so it was toned in nicely with the card.  I mounted it with foam in the centre of the other die cut so you can just see it peeking out from underneath.   I finished the corners with several different sizes of flatback pearls as accents.  The rest of the card was finished with a white pierced mat layer, then a thin black mat and a final white layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  Don't forget, all the weekly winners will be announced on Monday's post.  All for now, Sue x













181 comments:

Vick said...

Happy Sunday to you Sue and all the other Wilsonettes!! Loving the colour and the pins love vintage xx
Hope you are having a rest after last weekend, lol, but what a great weekend it was, nearly everything sold out!! Saying that, even I am tempted to buy some of the dies and I only buy my Christmas cards normally but these dies have spoken to me more than any other dies! result! now just need to find some money LOL.
Hugs, Vick xxx
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Pam said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card. Love the colour.
Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday, our Wilsonettes have brought back glowing reports. Today should be just as good for you. To everyone going to Ally Pally today, have a wonderful time.
Lynne M you lovely lady, double uber hugs for you any time. Hope your lovely hubby is okay.
Cheryl, you are such a brave lady, keep strong Hun xx
Dianneandchips, where are you.
Steph, have a wonderful time in Wales, prep a few cards and you can make them up whilst you are in the caravan, that way you won't need to take so much xx. Like Sue for a show lol xxxxx
Norah my love to you Rory and the family xx
As always my hug shop is open to all and free to all, help yourselves.

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

Simple but special. Long live the bow!

Hugs Alice xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, could use it for valentines day or anniversary or just because you want to. xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card today, Sue, very girly and love the colour. Big bows? Do I like them? YES!!
Another busy day for you - seems as though everyone enjoyed AP yesterday. Then you have two more busy weekends @ Taunton (used to live near there) and Rushden again.
Hope you get a bit of a break before the next C&C.

'P' in Wales

Lynne M - hugs - hope you both get well quickly.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew.
A very big bow and a very pink card!!!
Like the vintagy look. This card would be perfect for a breast cancer campaign.
Love it. I've tried to do a bow like that even watching u on tv but I just can't seem to get it right lol. Thank goodness for ur bow dies for me they are a godsend!!
Love to all
Tracy from killie x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the colours and the big bow, I have been playing with 2 of your christmas EFs and tree, holly and the plain poinsetias just need to put them together.
Hope day one went well and you are ready for more Wilsonettes today anyone going to see Sue have a great time.
Lynne sending you and hubby love and big hugs x x
Gentle hugs for Leo and Skylar x x
To all Wilsonettes love and hugs and hope you have a lovely Sunday x x
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Good Morning Sue.
Thank you another very pretty card.love the bow. take care all and have fun. Kitty.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh boy what a fabulous card today, the colours so work together and the vintage look fantastic, your cards speak volumes Sue.

I am off to Ally Pally this morning, I do hope I can squeeze through the crowds to see you Sue.

To everyone have a great day, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxx

Jill Berg said...

Nothing wrong with a Big Bow! I do love the stamped background a lovely subtle effect which I am yet to try.

Jill Berg said...

Nothing wrong with a Big Bow! I do love the stamped background a lovely subtle effect which I am yet to try.

Angela Wade said...

Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes. Hope you all have a Fab day again at Ally Pally.
June hope you have a great time and get to see our Sue x
Quite a simple card, Sue. Love the watermarked background and of course your bow and lovely stick pins !!

Lynne M hugs to you, hope you and hubby are feeling better and that 'pesky critters' are being good for you x

Hugs to , Steph, enjoy your time in Wales, Tina ( Nana Tina ) Sandra, Julie & Lee, Pam and Robbie, Norah and Rory, and everyone needing a hug ((( )))

Have a great Sunday, everyone,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card, lovely colours.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, lovely, lovely.
The colours are beautiful and the bow is just so with the stick pins.
Hugs, Rose

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful card, love it.

Up early as a train to catch to see you. June will look out for you.

Love to all xxx

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, hope you are enjoying yourself and Ally Pally. Love the watermark effect of todays card it gives such a delicate subtle pattern, the vintage rose card is a beautiful shade. Edwina

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
A very classy card, and quite different. I love it
Pat x

Sue Dunn said...

Great card Sue. Hope your having a great time at Ally Pally. X

Anonymous said...

A pretty card with some lovely effects.

Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue and dear Wilsonettes. Barbie - have the most wonderful time today, and a really BIG thank you, almost !!!! One day : )

To my lovely ladies off to AP today, fill ya boots, spend spend spend, hope you manage to get to speak to the star of the show.
There is nothing about this card that I dont like. The rose stamp looks so beautiful and elegant watermarked on such a pretty coloured cardstock, and that ribbon is totally lush.

Mr L has suggested I do the same Pam, but so far the weather looks promising, so I may not be looking out of caravan windows 24/7 although I have some some flowers that have been cut that need putting together, although they are so pretty, I dont want to use them lol !
Sue. Hope yesterday went well, and that today will be another successful day for you - enjoy your day.

To my special Wilsonettes - this sentiment is made for you today, like Pam, I have many hugs to share if you are struggling. Off to read any posts I missed from last night before I settled down for yet another disturbed night sleep !
Stay strong. Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Hope you're having a lovely time at Ally Pally. Love the colour of this card, everything matches so well - hopefully CE will bring out a pack of the base card for us to buy! Always like a big bow too!
Lynne - sorry to hear about your husband, sending very special wishes to you both. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, Love the card today, the watermarking, the colour, the bow, everything, so pretty! Hope everyone's been having a great time at Ally Pally and bought lots of goodies. take card all. Linda.

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
would be nice if possible to add the dusty rose card to the range as it is super lovely?
Beautiful card, it's very vintage. x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue I just love this card. It's so pretty, vintage and feminine. I love the colours and the card stock is really lovely, it's a shame it's not in your range at the moment. Wishing you a another great day AP and hope those going get to meet you x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - bring on the dusty pink card - it's lovely and would be v. popular I think... Enjoy AP Day 2 today - Happy Sunday all
Rgs
Clare W

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Great to see the big bow back what a stunning card love the pink theme thank you tracy w x

lorna said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card, I really like the watermark effect and the dusty pink makes the card stand out shame it's not in the recent colours, on saying that I bought the current card colours yesterday at Ally Pally and they are devine I love the teal and can't wait to get back home to make the teal and silver card from the blog last week. Enjoy Ally Pally today
Lorna D

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue the card is lovely lkikr yhe pink colour and the BIG bow! keep the greet cargds coming.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.

Fantastic card, lovely colour and beautiful background.

Jimi Mac

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the vintage feel to your card today, but you know I'm not a big bow fan. Hope you are having a good time and seeing lots of your followers.
Lydia
X

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Really gorgeous. Such a romantic card. The rose stamp set is on my wish list. Have a good last day at AP.
love Jan x x

Joan D said...

Fabulous card and what a super colour! Can't have a big enough bow on a card for me. Love this one. Xxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

I love this card. Wish my bows turned out as neatly as yours!

Love, Roz.x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue a really beautiful card today, so happy we could have a quick chat yesterday...

Sandra I too was sorry not
to find you, I loitered around
and kept going back to the rubbernecker stand, we will catch up soon...xxx

Lynne M sorry you are having such a tough time a special hug for you both xx

I will be taking it easy today and playing with some of new goodies..Have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

auscrafts said...

A very big bow and a very pink card!!! but I like it

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Love the card and the colour is lovely .. Happy crafting and have a nice Sunday ... x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

MORNING SUE
At last we seem to have a lovely Autumn morning here with a little bit of sunshine and not a foggy patch in sight.
Today's gift is so beautiful and gentle that I defy any lady not to be delighted if this dropped through their letter box. I love the colours you have used and the stamp for your focal point is just to die for. It's wonderful to see such a beautiful WOW gift.

Steph - my main message for you is JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME AND ENJOY YOUR TRIP AWAY. You'll come back refreshed and raring to go. Just remember to take things easy.
Norah - hope your beautiful hills are comforting you and yours. I also hope that Rory has settled down into his new adventures in school/college.
Sandra - I hope you all enjoyed your day at AP and that Mr.S is having a day off today.

Am happy to say that Operation Table went very smoothly and Mr E did a great job and no missing pieces or left over screws. So everything's now in place and back to normal - if you can get normal in our house - so cannot wait to use it.

Sue hope you're having a fantastic week-end and to all my Wilsonette Sisters hope you get to meet and manage a little chat with Sue. I'm still now envious!!!!!!

To all who are in need in any way stay strong and take care. To everyone Take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, such gentle colours. Thank you, and enjoy Ally Pally. Xx

Anonymous said...

I love the colours on this card. Hope all is going well at Ally Pally.

Anne (Northampton)

Linda Graham said...

Stunning card Sue,such a lovely colour,great to meet you again at Alexandra Palace we had a great time and lots of goodies to play with,thank you for sharing your creations, what would we do without you,Linda x

Joanna Dickson said...

I love big bows Sue, and it does seem a while since we have had one lol.
Happy Sunday everyone
Lots of love
Jo xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very pretty card. I particularly love the watemarking.
Seems all is going well at AP and I hope John is behaving himself lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, do love the colour and the big bow! Was lovely seeing you yesterday, it was a great show. Hope you have a good day today too. Love Jean xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

A beautiful card Sue, I love this soft pink, the background stamping, in fact love the whole thing!
XxxRuth

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I too love the dusky pink and the watermark effect. I so enjoyed Ally Pally the demos were brilliant, I spent far to much money but the icing on the cake was meeting you. I hope it all goes well today and that you have a safe journey home. Hugs Jackie

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, good to see the return of the bow! Hope Ally Pally is going great, this is the first time I've missed it in a while, but having work on the house means we can't get away...all being well, we'll be there in April though, hugs Carole Z X

Glennis said...

Another beautiful card - I love the big bow!

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love the colour of this card and the ribbon. Nice to see the bows back. Have another great day at Ally Pally. Maybe some day I'll get over this little stretch of water and get to one of the shows. Take care. Hugs Heather.x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, what a gorgeous vintage looking card today.....
Hope you are all having a lovely time at Ally Pally.....xxx

val jones said...

Love the colours you've used on todays beautiful card Sue and the bow is stunning.
Love Val in Spain x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue beautiful long live the big now. Have a great day love to all June xxxxxx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sye
Nice card today. It was great to see you at ally pally. My friends and I had a great day, great to see your cards in real life, bought too much but what the heck it keeps me happy.
Ginnie x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - beautiful card yet again this morning! I love the dusty pink card & your background! The bow is beautiful!
Janette x

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes out there. This card is beautiful and I for one love the bow. Don't ever feel you have to apologise for anything on your cards there will always be at least one!!!! of us who loves it.
I hope you are having a great time at AP and a lot of your extended family have met you and not worn you out yesterday. Hope everyone going today has a brilliant time too.
Lynne M it is so hard when your other half is ill hope he is on the mend soon.
Norah hope you and your whole family are pulling together and will start to feel a little better soon.
To all out there hope you have a good day and life treats you well and those in pain fell some comfort from the hugs I send. Helen K xx

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty colour and I do like te watermark effect. Lovely xx

Jane said...

Love the delicateness of today's card its beautiful, come on Sue get the pink in stock lol.

Jane xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Hope yesterday went well. I survived the 18th birthday party and think all concerned had fun. Phew! Love the card (even with the bow but don't tell anyone) and will definitely copy the pearls between the words. Just so effective. xx Maggie (better without a bow usually)

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful work here again Sue. You always make such lovely designs, no matter what you put together, it always looks like a million. I love this one too, and the colors are wonderful.

gwen70 said...

Love todays card Sue, so pretty and such a delicate shade of pink. Gorgeous bow keep them coming

Suejimbel said...

LOVE IT! Am going to totally copy this today (am supposed to be cleaning house but this is too cute to resist...) x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this pink. Got my filigree poinsettia dies, love love love them

CHERYL brown said...

Very understated card,beautiful colours and I even liked the bow for a change. The muted colours swung it for me today. Good luck with today at Ally Pally.
One day, when I finally get to grips with my agoraphobia, I WILL come.
Once again, thank you all for your messages of support. Reading them gives me a warm feeling like I've been wrapped in a wonderful blanket of hugs which I shall pass on to all of you who need comfort too.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Love your big bows. Mine never look anything like yours though. Best I keep practising!
Lovely card
Luv Karen Drew xx

Anonymous said...

Love your big bows. Mine never look anything like yours though. Best I keep practising!
Lovely card
Luv Karen Drew xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love this card, especially as it's dusty pink, one of my most favourite colour. X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card, love the colour and stamping you have done on the background.
You will have to get this colour in a pack.
Hugs
Carolx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour, love the bow, love the vintage feel to this card. Can you guess that I really love this card!!
Fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great Ally Pally everyone.
Hugs.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This morning's card is breath taking. I love the dusky pink card, it is so soft and gentle, it is reminds me of candy floss. Hope you are have another great day at Ally Pally, and then a rest.

Love Rosemarie xx

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - hope you're not too exhausted on day 2 of Ally Pally? This is such a beautiful card - absolutely LOVE that subtle background stamping - must have a go, as I always forget that you can watermark with versamark ink. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty and a lovely bow and stick pins.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Diane said...

Hi Sue I hope you enjoyed Ally Pally yesterday as much as everyone else seems to have done and that today is a success too. My lovely friend Jackie text me to tell me she has managed to get lots of things on my list (what a great friend). It sounds like everyone had fun and spent to much! Enjoy playing with your goodies everyone. Today's card is lovely Sue and the pink card is gorgeous so if you were looking for feedback on whether you should stock it then the answer is yes! Lol. Hope you manage to get some rest today or have a couple of lazy days planned and I think you deserve pizza again tonight. Take care love Diane G xxxx

Lynne hope you and hubby feel better soon sounds like you have had a time of it. Hope you managed to enjoy AP although you were worried about him. Big hugs xxxx
Steph always good to find a craft shop when you are on holiday especially as you can justify taking a souvenir home from your hols. Will be praying for warm and sunny weather for you- enjoy xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the watermarked background and that dusky rose card.
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning, love it. Using slightly more "red" colour would make a beautiful Valentine Card.
Hope you are bearing up!!
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful pink card today.
Love the pink ribbon bow!!
Enjoy your day at AP.
SHEILA X

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card, it is so pretty, I love how you have stamped the sentiment then added those beads.
It was wonderful to finally meet and chat with you yesterday, and thanks for posing under that hilarious sign with the spelling error! It was a great way to end the show for me : ))
I must say that this show was the best I have ever been to. It is not too big to get around, there was plenty of room in between the stalls, and loads and loads of tables and chairs. The only draw back was
the temperature, boy was it hot at times!
It is so easy to say but I am sending you my genuine heartfelt thanks again Sue, for all of the enormous pleasure and inspiration that you give me : )) I hope today goes well for you.
It was also lovely to finally meet some other Wilsonettes : )
Lynne M-sending extra hugs to you.
Sending my daily love to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat-thank you again Sandra and Paul for taking us, I think Pat enjoyed herself as much as I did. I hope your ears have recovered Paul:), and to all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful and feminine card, love the watermark background it is gorgeous, and a lovely big bow. I think bows can really make a difference. Have a good day at AP. Bx

nancyd said...

morning Sue, a gorgeous card love the effect of the perfect medium or versamark
on the cards it gives a lovely subtle
effect. Hope you all had a great time
at Ally Pally.
Nancyd xx

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. A very feminine card today. The soft colours and vintage feel would work for many occasions and ages. Caz x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue &Friends
Love today's card, so pretty & feminine x
Wow what a day yesterday, It was great to share it with Pat & Sue, I truly wished I had found my dear Cameeli though, we must have been chasing each other's tail, everyone must of thought I was daft as I kept asking if they had seen 'cameeli' Paul has promised to plan a meet up soon though!
It was fantastic to finally meet Lynda and Brenda, both genuinely lovely, kind, caring people!
I feel truly blessed to be part of this lovely crafty family.
Sue having the time to chat at the end of the show was a real treat, your head must have been buzzing! Have an equally great day today!
It' really is the most accessible, personal craft show there is!!
If you are lucky enough to be going today have fun x
Pat & Sue, glad you both enjoyed your day too, I was a pleasure sharing it with you.
Mr S had tea and toast in bed this morning, a rare treat, but well deserved, today he can choose what we do, as long as I am sitting down!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today, love the dusty rosecard and the watermark rose just sets it off. I hope this colour gets added to the range. This would be a lovely card as one lady said for a breast cancer card.
Sue it was so good to meet you yesterday, and how do you remember so many personal things about people is beyond my comprehension. Mrs B Sandra and myself met Brenda Lello yesterday, but not Cameeli who we were looking out for. Good morning to you both today, hope you both had a great shop. Many thanks to Paul for putting up with us all, even went back to the car for us to pick up aour lunch for us. WHAT A STAR YOU ARE.
Hope you have a great holiday Steph and that you sleep better tonight.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual.
Special hugs to Norah,I'm thinking of you today.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra, hope we can meet up soon.
Hugs to all in need of one today. And if your going to Ally Pally today have a great time.

Caroljsmith said...

What a pretty card sue love the colours

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous colours beautiful card,thank you.Hope that you are enjoying Ally Pally.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love this gorgeous card. Beautiful colours, and your bow finishes it off perfectly. Hope you're enjoying Ally Pally. Hugs to all xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh so very pretty and delicate card today...love the watermark effect.
Hope you enjoyed all the Wilsonettes yesterday Sue and you'll probably be meeting alot more today...have another fun day.
Steph the weather is looking good for Prestatyn for the following week, it's been really mild for such a long time now. Have a great break and the craft shop I mentioned is in Nastion Rd. If you Google it you will see a couple of pictures of it and she is also on facebook. ...have fun.
Pam hope things keep improving for you and your brave nephew Robbie.
Norah and Rory always in my thoughts.
Lynne do hope you and hubby feel better soon, I know what you mean about hime being the better half of you.
Hugs to all of you and those off to AP again have a great day.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - it was so nice to meet you again yesterday and watch you demonstrate. You were oh so busy all day long - testament to how popular you are and how we all adore your beautiful cards. Today's card is no exception and I love the colour. Can't wait to play with my new dies today. Have another great day at Ally Pally. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, love the big bow.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely especially your big bow!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the colours and the big bow. love Jean Z xxx

Jean Johnston said...

Very pretty card.

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, love that background, so pretty.

Enjoy your last day at Ally Pally.

Love the photo of you under your stand that John has shown on his blog lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love must be in the air looking at your's and Julia's cards today. Have fun on your second day at Ally Pally. SueL x

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
A really pretty card. I love pink.
Regards,
Evis McCarthy.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Welcome back the bow!!! It looks beautiful. The background looks soft and warm. What a lovely colour card, I could see me using this a lot.
Pleased to see so many Wilsonettes having fun and meeting the head of our family. Wishing today's visitors as a great time.
Best wishes to all those in need of hugs, friendship alone is like a big hug around your heart.
Vanessa x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card. Soft and delicate looking. I love your bows, nice to see one back.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, delicate and elegant card.

Take care

Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love that background colour.
Beverley
W

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Thought I'd just have a quick peek this morning. I do like today's card so much! The shade of pink is just me - I love that shade.of dusky pink . As am away fro home can't remember if that stamp comes with the rose stamp or if I'm getting mixed up! I have the one with the two pretty roses so will give this a try. Lovely bow - I love bows too!
So great to read the stories about Ally Pally - must be lovely to meet you Sue and others on the blog whom we feel we kind of know too! It's a great blog - may have said that a couple of times before! Lol
Lynne - sorry to hear about your husband being unwell. Hope he feels better very soon.
Cheryl - read your good news and at the same time that you need more surgery - praying it goes well - sending love and hugs!
Sandra - Mrs B - Pat - sounds like a great day was had by all. Paul has our respect - my husband thinks Paul is a saint!
To everyone going today - hope you have a great time.
Barbiepinkfairy and daughter - safe travel and have a super day. Hope you meet Sue and others.
June - hope you have a great day too and manage to meet up with some friends from the blog! Take care.
Lynda - so pleased you enjoyed your day too. Sending hugs to you too.
Norah - I guess you are having good days and bad days. Praying this is a better day. Take care special lady! Sending love to you and Rory x
Steph - have a lovely holiday. Pleased the pesky flakes are not going! Lol. x
Love to all including, Sheila , Tres, Brenda L, Pam and Robbie, Leo and Skylar, TOB Theresa, Wheelybad ,
June, Janet - pleased table ok! - Heather T, Anne, Dianeandchips - missing you x
Love to Sue, don't tire yourself out. x
Myra

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card. I love this pink card you are going to have to get this in you range lol. This stamp is fitting for other romantic occasions. And the big bow is fantastic. You have now got me into big bows and messy ones. Take care

Debs A xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue and all, what a beautiful card today, the watermark is lovely shows up really well I keep forgetting about doing this.
Looks like everyone who was at AP had a good time. Looking forward to any photos you might add to the blog.
Have a great day everyone, take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card again today - I love it. The colour is gorgeous.
Very feminine. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

PS for Steph...oops made a typo it should read Bastion Rd not 'Nastion Rd'! Having a senior moment! Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card, must try that watermark effect, well you must take some me time for yourself after such a busy weekend.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Paula said...

Gorgeous card Sue, simply gorgeous!

Paula x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Such a pretty feminine card, I'm not a pink fan but this dusty pink is just beautiful, Love everything about this card.
It was lovely seeing you at AP yesterday and say hello. I had a great day - spent far to much (no surprise there) Managed to meet up with some fantastic people, everyone was so friendly, it was a brilliant day. Hope today is a good day and you get to meet up with even more members of this amazing family.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Sandra, Paul, Pat S and Mrs B, it was lovely to be able to say "hello" to you. Hope your journey home was peaceful, Sandra did you get to have a nap? I'm sure you all slept well last night - again it was just so lovely to meet you. LOL

Sending a gentle Sunday to Norah and Rory.

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, I loved the whole show yesterday, but the hi light was meeting you. Thank you for the kindness you share with your followers and for lots of helpful tips.
Now today's card is really pretty and I so love the way you mix dies which enables us to have a go at using different designs from one of your ideas. Bless you and thank you.
X Ros

Jackie Whiteman said...

Just love the colours on this card, soft and pretty - hope you've had a great time at Ally Pally, sad I couldn't get there, still there's always next year :)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the colours used on this card and it's good to see one of your big bows (as you say it has been a while).

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Gail said...

Very different and Luvin the vintage look xx GailT xx

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Wow! One of my favourites! Love the dusky pink (please bring it out soon!!!) and I have the stamps and dies and I will be making this!!thank you.

Love,

Ivy ling xx

Joanne K said...

Hi a very pretty card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Hope you are well, I love this card just stunning beautiful soft colour and great stamp.
crafty hugs Helen xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

I've missed your bows! I've just got several rolls of different colours of Tulle. I haven't tried the watermark idea, so that's a new one to have a go at.

I hope you aren't too worn out after your efforts in Ally Pally yesterday.

DMJ said...



That ribbon makes the card; lovey!!!!



Doreen x

Muriel Kelly said...

Love the dusty pink and the big bow gorgeous !

Muriel x

Florence Crawford said...

I love that Justrite set, your finished card is so feminine and pretty.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Such a lovely simple card, but so elegant just love it.Hope you all have a great day. Susi x

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Love the background on this card and the colour.Lovely.
Love Angela x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the watermark effect. I bought that background stamp yesterday at Ally Pally so will have a go.
Veronique L

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. A glorious on as well. Love this card, it is beautiful. Love the colour as well. Hope you have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Jill Liddle said...

Absolutely stunning, love the colours used today.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card im loving the color and beautiful bow .

Take Care .
Elaine H X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful, elegant card today !! I just love this dusky pink colour card stock. I think now you have shown it to us, you really must get some for us !! It looks fab. I love the stamp that you have used to create the background. Like you say Sue, it is a lovely technique and gives such a wonderful subtle background effect. I also love the idea of using the sentiment like this and putting a pearl or gem in between each word.
Your Californian Decorative frames look great and the vintage labels seven stamps and dies look lovely. A wonderful big bow and stick pins finish this card off perfectly. This is a really lovely feminine, girly pink card !!
Thanks for sharing it with us Sue. I hope all is going well for you at Alley Palley again today. I hope you have another crafty fun filled day. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Norah, thinking of you and your family today. Sending you all lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending all the wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love today from Tres x x x

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes gorgeous card love the colour A beautiful pink & the wow bow I just love your bow's Sue.
Thank you for yesterday for all your help & putting my die's ext away for me your so kind. So pleased I had my picture with you again,thanks for that your one special lady Sue, hope you enjoy today & meet up with more wilsonettes, love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Ally Pally was brilliant as alway' Spent way too much but then they were hubby's birthday present's for tomorrow so hope he enjoys them Oh I'm so kind :0))

It was so lovely to meet you Sandra you are one special lady thank you for the big Hug,also nice to meet Mrs B & Pat, but would have loved to have met Lynne M Camille & Brenda L.Big Hug ladies love Lynda xx

Lynne M sorry you have been having a bad & worrying time lately hope you & hubby feel better soon Big gentle Hugs to you both ....Lynne please go to the doctors lovely lady,cuddles to Tilly & Cully. Sorry I didn't see you at AP yesterday love Lynda xx

Cheryl B so pleased the nymph nodes were clear.You will feel so much better once operation is done take care brave lady BIG HUGS Lynda xx

Tinker Bell your a brave lady BIG GENTLE HUGS your in my thoughts Lynda xx

Crafty Nanna,hope hubby is feeling better gentle hugs to you both Lynda xx

Red fox & all newbies welcome to the Wilsonette family. Hugs Lynda xx

Steph have a lovely 4 day holiday in Wales,Cassie will love the sand Annie & Bambi does but not the sea. Hope the injection gives you some pain relief & the sun shines for you. Hugs Lynda xx

Hugs to babyLeo & Skyla.xx

Norah your in my thoughts every day Gentle hugs to you Rory & family love Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Sandra,Margaret Corgi owner,Yorkilass,Lindsay,Wheely Bad Myra P,Tina E,Tres,Pam & Robie,Tandy, Nanna Tina,Juli Laz,Jean D, Magpie,TOB Theresa,Maureen k,Brenda L, mrs B Pat S,Maureen K,Pauline A,Janet Ecco,Hazel,Camille Lynne M,Steph,Ita, Norah & Rory,Dianandchips Missing you are you ok ,Cheryl B,Helen K,Magpie
Love Lynda xx

Hugs to all who need them I have plenty

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Sue, A beautiful card, gorgeous soft colourway.
Hope your day at Ally Pally is going well.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, lovely colour card and the stamp is great.

Michele.

hazel young said...

Beautiful bow, great card love the colours xx hazel

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card, love the colour and the watermark effect. The bow is scrummy, wish mine turned out like this. Have a fun 2nd day at AP, sounds as though yesterday was a blast, you lucky Wilsonettes meeting Sue and each other.
Sandra, Paul is now an adopted Wilsonette, glad you had a wonderful day with Mrs B and Pat S.
Pam hope your ankle is continuing to improve, gentle hugs to you and Robbie.
Lynne M you special lady, hope that you and your hubby are feeling better, gentle hugs to you both and Tilly and Cully.
Norah sending love and gentle hugs to you, Rory and family.
Steph enjoy your break, you deserve some you time and good that the weather sounds promising too, gentle hugs.
Barbie and June enjoy AP and hope you get to meet up and meet Sue.
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lynda B, Cameeli, Lindsay, Magpie, Myra P good to see you pop by, enjoy your holiday, Anne C, Janet Echo, glad the table went up OK, Cheryl B, Sandra, Mrs B, Pat S, P in Wales, Wheely Bad and Billy, Heather T, Helen K, Brenda L, Ita, Tres, Tinkerbell, Craftynanna, TOB Theresa, Angela W, Maria A and of course our Se.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lesley Cann said...

Love the colours on this card but unfortunately am not a fan of big bows. Enjoy your day at AP.

Beth T said...

Love the card-one of my favorite colors!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I WILL get around to picking this set up cos it's gorgeous! It is a lovely card and the dusky pink is a winner.

I shall have to be quick as I'm expecting a visitor. I hope those who have visited the AP this weekend have had a brilliant time. 4 great interviewees last week, if I can't narrow down I shall meet all four, telephone interviews were hard enough, shattered me!

Hopefully I can catch up with posts later, if not my love & hugs to everyone, especially if you are in pain, ill, having treatment or in recovery.

Sorry it's so short. Crafty hugs,

T x

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, so rch and elegent.

Craftihappiness to everyone love from Pearl.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette Angels,
What a beautiful card today Sue with the subtle background of watermarking. The colours and design is so beautiful and is just set off with the gorgeous big bow and hat pins. I hope that you are having a wonderful time down at the Ally Pally and meeting some more of the Wonderful Wilsonettes, mini Wilsonettes and honorary Wilsonettes aka Paul. Don't know that you will get much time for demoing or making with your legion of fans around you, but all i can say is you deserve such loyalty. I hope that all the Wilsonettes had and are having a wonderful weekend there and i just wish that i was there with you, but i am in spirit dear friends and don't do anything that i wouldn't do which leaves plenty of scope.
Lynne i am sorry to hear about your beloved other half and hope that they find out and treat what is wrong quickly as it plays as much havoc on you as it will hubby just because of worry. Can i send him a hug as well as you just so that he knows he is being thought about? Take care dear friend as i need some help in the nutty department or in others words someone just as daft as myself.((hugs))
Keep going Cheryl you are doing wonderful and even though you need another op i am so pleased for you that it hasn't spread to the lymph nodes.((hugs))
Have a lovely few days away at the seaside Steph with your 4legged baby and the wonderful Mr.Lancs. The sea air just might do you some good and as long as you have something to do as well, it should be good.
We are having a gorgeous day up here in Glenochil with hills looking on with serenity. We are trying to get mum's garden in some sort of tidiness as we have decided that when we get it all renovated we will move into it. It is a detached house with the park in front of it as opposed to our terraced house in the next street with houses in front of my lovely hills. I have happy memories in from my childhood home and so i can't think of a better house to move back too. What a work though its going to be just to empty it before we can make a start on it, but even if it takes a year to do everything it will be worth it. It was her Cala na Sith(haven of peace) and it was that for 30 years so it will be mine for the rest of my lifetime. Only problem at the moment is hubby and me agreeing on what is going in her back jungle/garden. It used to be so beautiful when she was fit enough to do her garden and one of those that had hidden spots and secrets. Now it is a wilderness and needs badly taken back but hubby wants more cleared than me, even though i know he is right as i am not able to do it and he really doesn't have the time to give it what it needs and now he is away in a sulk. Did i say i only had 2 children? I think the biggest one is the oldest in the household somehow. Awh well, i'll see you all tomorrow hopefully. sending hugs to all the Wilsonettes that are poorly, down or just need one,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today, so soft and feminine. Hope you're enjoying your weekend at Ally Pally. Wish I could be there with you but I'm out of the country. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Another stunning card today. Although I am not a "pink" person I have to say this card is very pretty. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Love the color and that gorgeous bow. Pretty card.

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Beautiful card and lovely bow. xx

Marianna Hammer said...

So feminin and pretty and what a lovely bow! Very sweet card :)

Cathie Weary said...

Love the watermark technique and will have to try it. The pearls in between the words is such a novel idea. Would never have thought to do that. You are always so inspirational.

Anonymous said...

How pretty is this card. Love the tones on it. Lovely!
HUGS from
Annie 'B' Irchester, Northants

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card today and another idea for with( the background). It was great seeing you at Ally Pally yesterday. Beryl xx

Susan Morgan said...

Oh Sue........pink is my favourite colour...I would love this card if it was sent to me!!!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful and rich looking card with plenty of class too.
I do hope you are enjoying the weekend and it is going really well, it is the least you deserve Sue.
We are having a wonderful autumnal day today, really misty morning followed by lovely warm sunshine and beautiful colours, I do hope others are sharing such a lovely day.
Lynne really lovely to have you back but so sorry to read of your troubles, hope all will be well soon.
Delighted that everyone visiting AP had a truly great time.
Warm wishes and hugs to all who need them especially Sandra, Cameeli, Lynda, Yorkielass, Lyndsay, Steph, Norah, Tina and Lynne

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
You can't go wrong with a huge bow and stick pins!! What a beautiful card for today. I'm not really a 'pink person' but I really do love this card. The background is so subtle and that fantastic 'in your face' bow is a winner :). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the colour and the watermarked background looks so special. The large sentiment stamp is beautiful, too. Hope day two at AP has been going well and that you are going to be getting some 'me' time soon.

Lynne M - hope Mr M gets his tests soon and that there is nothing untoward found. Please don't put off going to the doctor yourself to see about your tummy, sooner is always better than later.

Frances

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. I love the matting of the complementary shapes. Absolutely lovely. Best wishes, Anne O.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
This is a really pretty card. Lynne sorry your husband isn't well. Once again I have slept most of the day I hope the consultant has some news for me on Thursday. Love and hugs to all.

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

Love it.
hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
my this is such a pretty and stunning card.
I love it as I do all your creations.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

julie laz said...

Love it sue, crafty hugs Julie xx

Jane Franklin said...

I love this card understated but wow all in one. Hope A. P. is going well and tomorrow you can take 5. Luv to all jax

Darlene4527 said...

Happy Sunday! Another beautiful card.

craftynanna said...

evening sue and wilsonettes, this is such a pretty pretty card, i love it all the watermark effect, the frilly ribbon bow(i do love bows) and the stick pins, i look to sue when i need my stick pins they make a card for me,
it seems like all who went to ally pally had a fab time and got to meet sue and other wilsonettes, well done and spent loads of money, good, LOL
many thanks to lynda and june(yorkielass) for their kind words, it was very frightening watching my hubby have a GRAND MAL, i have seen many people have PETTI MALS and GRAND MALS as i worked in the royal hospital liverpool for three years, but when you have to stand and watch your husband go through it is a whole new frightening experience, thank you for all the hugs that i am taking,
once again sue thank you and i have made four peace cards today in different colours whilst hubby sitting, kind regards to all J

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I love the big bows and the card is perfectly gorgeous.

Janice K said...

So very pretty! The colours (and stamped label image!) give this card a Parisian look, beautiful.x

Nuttynanny said...

Hi Sue

Just returned from Ally Pally,had a great day out and was such a pleasure to meet you, Julia and of course Phill, I have waited so long to get there but always seem to be working when the time comes.

Another beautiful card, love the colour of this card especially the big bow.

Take care
Eileen L

Theresa Pace said...

elegantly understated. lovely dusty pink.... did i just say lovely for pink?!!!! hugs xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
I'm playing catch up again, beautiful cards. Loving the new embossing folders and dies you're really showcasing their versatility.
Donna Jones

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty. Love the sentiment treatment and the little pearls.

karenlotty said...

Love the colour if the bow and to dress it with Victorian Velvet is a lovely combo I always think of this ink as purple but looks so good

Virginia Davey said...

Hi Sue what a very pretty delicate card love the rose colour.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
I am a little late been out to the freezing cold sea side now just getting warmed through but Wow this card is truly stunning I love it .hugs sarah xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, lovely girly card today, right up my street. Lol lynne m x x x

Many many many thanks for all the messages of support and hugs that have come my way. Hubby is asleep so I am laid awake keeping an eye on him. It is unusual for my hubby to go to bed early so it is a definite sign he is unwell. In all of the 29+ years we have been married I can count the times he has been ill on the fingers of one hand and have some spare. I think the stress of worrying about him is making my hotch potch of illnesses/conditions worse. I'll hopefully will be back soon with the news he is ok and on the mend from whatever is wrong.

Norah - no worries I'll always be your partner in being daft, good to have you back.

To all my blinking marvelous bloggitastic buddies here a massive hug and lol lynne m &
devious divas x x x

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh, oh, oh so beeeeautiful! Gorgeous dusky pink and love how you've Versamarked and watermarked the background and heated it. I forgot about that....and the fact that I have it....! It's just absolutely stunning! love the pins, justrite stamp, the Victorian velvet (love it!), the ribbon and yessss whoo hoo the big bow! Nice to see it back Sue! xx Hope you've had a fantastic time at Ally Pally, meeting the family of Wilsonettes! I've no doubt that it's been tiring but wow, how exciting too! You lucky wonderful Wilsonettes you! Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family xx thinking of you and sending love and hugs to you and your husband Lynne xx Thinking of you Sam xx Where are you? Missing you loads! xx Sending love and a hug to you xx Cheryl, sending lots of hugs to you too xx Crafty nanna, Lyndsey, Yorkielass, Lynda, Pam, Norah, lovely that you are moving into your mums house for your lifetime. She will be soooo happy and I'm sure she will be around you all the time. Take the garden one day at a time.....yes, it's hard when you have an extra "child", although for me that was a few years ago. Take each day slowly xx Love and hugs to you xx Sending lots of love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone, hope you've had a good weekend! As a fan of most things French, this card is a winner for me :-) Love the soft look of this. Hugs to all Gx

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely (well, without a certain large bow).... ;)

TOB said...

just beautiful, love the colour.
hope everyone had a great time at Ally Pally.
Steph have a good holiday.
Hugs to all Theresa x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today, very elegant and a Sue bow! Hope Ally Pally has gone well, although I gather that it was very hot yesterday. Everyone seems to have had a good time, so that's the main thing.
Lynne, sorry to hear that you haven't been well and that your hubby isn't well. Special hugs to you both. Steph, enjoy your break. Norah pleased to see you and good to see that you're going back to your childhood home. It will hold very special memories for you. Cheryl, sorry to hear you need more surgery but also good news. Sending love and hugs to those above and Yorkielass, Tres, Myra, Wheely bad, Maureen, Lyndsey, Julie, Sandra, Cameeli, and everyone else I've forgotten. Pam special hug, hope your Sue card arrives soon. Love Alison xxx

janet said...
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janet said...

I like the colours of this card - pity it is no longer available. I hope AP is going well? I guess everyone will be relieved that it is over for another year!
Hugs Janet in Kent

Joan Donaldson said...

Evening Sue, a beautiful card. Love the watermark effect.

terrie said...

Very pretty card....I like the large bow and stick pin...
Well done Sue

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I do love the colours you have used
Take care
Hazel G XX

Sandy H said...

So pretty. Love the watermark effect.
Glad everyone had such a good time at Ally Pally. As I couldn't go I treated myself to a new die.
Norah, how lovely to hear that you will be moving back to your childhood home. Cheryl so pleased your lymph nodes are clear and hope all goes well with the surgery in October. Good wishes to Craftynanna and husband.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. As i write this little post AP will have finished. Hope you had a great time demoing and meeting a lot of your great blog family and friends. Hoping you had a safe journey home and you get to put your feet up for a little while today. Todays card is beautiful. The watermark is very subtle but gives intrest to the background and your bows are stunning along with your stick pins. A very girly card but could be used for a variety of occasions. Could you do a little video of how you make your big double bows so us crafters have something to go back to when we get it wrong lol. Thanks
Take care and look after yourself.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I love today's card the colour is so pretty and very girly. It sounds as if everyone had a great time at Ally Pally looking forward to the photos.
Sending special hugs to Myra P, Yorkielass, Cheryl, Craftynanna, Tinkerbell, Lynne, Norah and anyone who is ill or down.
Hugs x
Heather T

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, love the shade of pink and the bow is lovely.
Di

SusanP, Kent said...

Love this! Love this! Love this!

SHARICA said...

Pretty Card .. xx

America said...

Gorgeous stamping, love that bow and pins and pearls and soft color. All so beautifully detailed.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A CONTRAST TO THE GOLD CARDS YOU HAVE BEEN DONG LATELY. SO DELICATE. LOVE THE PINK. ALSO LIKE THE PERALS BETWEEN THE SENTIMENTS FAB IDEA.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Hannah A. said...

This is gorgeous. The card looks so tactile. :)