Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunny Days

 Good Sunday Morning all!  As you can probably tell, I have been having a rummage through some of my old folders.  This card is from late last year, but these sunflowers are just so pretty, I thought I would share it with you.  I selected our chestnut brown card which I think is the prettiest shade of brown, for my background just to be a bit different.  Using a clear Perfect Medium pad, I stamped the Lavish Corners background by Justrite and heat embossed it with a clear embossing  powder for a tonal look.  I cut the Resplendent Rectangles twice in coconut white card and added them behind my background, just peeking out around the edge.  There was a bit of an overlap to them, but it fit rather nicely.  I stamped the Justrite Sunflowers Vintage Labels Five set and cut it out with the matching die.  I coloured it with Distress markers and added a little white gel pen to the centre as an accent.  Using the Decorative Labels Eight die, I cut two of them and nipped them in half to fit them so they were framing my focal element.  I added foam to the back and placed it in the centre of my card.  I decided to keep it simple, no extra flowers or ribbons as I just liked the tonal background showing.  The card was then finished with a bit of matting and layering with taupe and white card with my usual pierced layer to frame the centrepiece.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 3/4" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment Game winners to be announced.  This week's winners are:

Tracy W!!!
Heather Tom!!!
Jan (Northampton)!!!

For the extra qualifyiing post of Sept. 1st, the winners are:
CraftyGranny!!!
Diana Sinclair!!!
Margaret Dixon!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Sept. 3rd, the winners are:
Rosalind McLellan!!!
KP (Karen)!!!
Ann without an "e"!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x










145 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card again, congrats to all winners. Hugs to everyone xx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone, congratulations to all the winners. The card is lovely, sunflowers are always cheerful, I think it's cause they are so bright and quite a bold flower. Another lovely card Sue thank you, enjoy the weekend everyone.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Sue, Brown is not usually one of my favourite colours, but this looks so rich and opulent. have to get some brown card, now! Love to all, Judy M

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
this is a lovely card thank you.
Congrats to all the winners. Have a good weekend all Kitty

Anonymous said...

PS Congratulations to all the lucky winners! JM

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
A different card, love the concept ....... not sure about the background colour.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Have a good day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue
Another Extremely Beautiful Card, I Love The Colours The Rich Background Looks Fabulous Using JustRite Lavish Corners Stamp And Heat Embossing Makes It Look So Stunning, I Love The Beautiful Sunflower Stamp From JustRite, I Love The Colours Together They Look Extremely Awesome.
Sue Thanks For Sharing This Very Beautiful Card.
"Sue I Won't Be Commenting Now Until First Week In October As I'm Off On My Holiday"
I Will Try To Check Out The Blog To Have A Look At The Fabulous Cards.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs From Sam x
Thanks For The Inspiration I Really Do Appreciate It.
Hugs To All
Congratulations To The Comment Gift Winners.

Muriel Kelly said...

Nice sunny sunflowers, pretty card. Congratulations to all the winners,

Murielx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes - what a really bold card to greet us on this )at the moment) murky Sunday morning, hopefully it will brighten up later.

I love the technique used and Justrite stamps are so gorgeous, I have quite a few of them.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a great Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love sun flower cards.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Like Patricia, not sure about the background colour (not a brown person), but the design is lovely. And sunflowers are always cheerful, so thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty and quite autumnal, congrats to the winners

Breezes said...

Very nice card - gives a warm feeling ! Well done to all the winners and hope everyones Sunday is sunny - not like here in Portugal where it is very wet indeed !! xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...


Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!! A very pretty card and love the sunflower it always makes me feel happy.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Well its that time again, and I am looking forward to a crafting extravaganza weekend on Friday 19th September at Hampton Court Palace for the handmade fair and on Saturday to meeting a few friends at Ally Pally...

Have a peaceful and Sunny Sunday everyone!!.....

Cameeli xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card
and very rich colours very autumnal.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue cheery sunflowers always bring a smile, lovely card. Congratulations to all the winners. Take care all x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card love the colours congratulations to all the winners thank you tracy w x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
You are right to bring out the sunflowers they are lovely. Congratulations to all the winners.
Gail Cx

Clai01 said...

Well done all the winners and I love this sunflower card, very fitting for the time of year. x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
You rummage away if you keep finding lovely cards like this. I'm not a brown gal but this is pretty.
Have a great day.
Ang x

TDQ Karen said...

The background takes centre stage, just beautiful. Congratulations to the winners xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Love these sunflower stamps. Don't know why but they always make me smile, maybe it could be because it's such a pretty and colourful flower and it goes so well with the chestnut card. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely card, thanks for sharing
Pat x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love sunflowers and your card shows them off beautifully! Let's hope the sunny days are not quite over yet! Thanks for sharing.
Happy day everyone.
Hugs.

val jones said...

WOW who doesn't love Sunflowers. Beautiful card Sue and I love the colours you've used.
Many Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Love Val in Spain x

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Sue.
Gr Elly

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I just love sunflowers they always make me smile. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

jean.phillips1 said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card, that chesnut brown card looks gorgeous stamped like that and love the sunflower. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue
It is a beautiful autumn morning here in Kent and the sun is breaking through the early morning mist. The sunflowers in my neighbours garden are way up above the fence and there bright yellow faces raised to the sun.

Sunflowers are a particular favourite of mine so your card is very appropriate for today. I love the chestnut card as well it is a beautiful, rich, autumn shade and goes well with the yellows and oranges of the sunflowers.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Heather Rogers said...

That should have read their yellow faces ( I do know the difference but am typing in a hurry! :) My excuse honest! LOL

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Beverley W

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Whoo Hoo! I'm one of the lucky winners thank you so much and congratulations to all the other winners.
Anything with Sunflowers on is a winner with me they are my favourite flowers I have them everywhere. I love the background on today's card it's so pretty. Whenever I use a sunflower on a card it's usually on white but I love it on brown.
Hugs x
Heather T

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,do love that chestnut brown.Congratulations to all the winners.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the design of the card, but not too sure about the background colour, it probably looks better in real life.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Lilian said...


Lovely card Sue,think many men would like this one. Lilian

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. Its good to use some of the older dies that get left at the back when you receive new ones.
Congrats to all the winners.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue What a lovely card it's nice to see some of the older dies sneaking back in. But I'm not sure about the background. The sunflower is wonderful. And congratulations to all today's winners. Take care xxx

Debs A xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and the embossing looks great on that dark card.
Happy sunflower, they are all blooming now so spot on!
Congrats to many winners , Sue have a great day,
XxRuth

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I just adore sunflowers they make a dull day happy and we are going to have a go at growing them next year with the grandchildren.
Had a busy day yesterday baking with hubby we made some shortbread, flapjack and cinnamon buns lkets see how long they last.
Pam had a quick look at Robbie's page what a handsome lad and keep up the good work.
Congratulations to the winners and looking foward to the weekender on C&C next week as it is Sue Wilson dies.
Gentle hugs for baby Leo and love and big hugs to all the Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love. Tina x x x x x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue

Before I do anything else I need a little help please. I seem to have missed the Candy Blog draw and therefore the Winner. Can anyone please tell me who won.

Now for today's gift and what a gift. I know a young lady who would go 'ape' if she received this card. Sunflowers are her absolute favourites. She doesn't have any other flowers. So for me today's gift is just the perfect gift for her. I love the colour scheme of brown/yellow. Those colours are just made for each other and I think you were right Sue in not adding ribbon etc.
This has definitely gone into my 'must do and save' file.

Wheely Bad - hope you had a good night and feel a little brighter this morning.
Lynnw - hope everything went well at the fete and perhaps can I say that your little darlings misbehaved a little for 'Dad' but I bet they didn't.
Norah - where were you yesterday? Hope all is OK and that your expedition of 'up the lane' hasn't floored you.
Sandraa - missed you too. Hope you're OK.
Absolutely shattered yesterday afternoon after trekking around Meadowhall all morning. At least Bday pressies bought so don't have to worry about that and a little bit of something for my other two Greats as I cannot just give to one without the other.

Looking forward to today as we're visiting my eldest daughter Christina in Hognaston. Hope 'Raged' squirrel is behaving himself and that we're not savaged by him when we arrive!!

Hoping that all in need are feeling a little better this morning and looking forward to a beautiful Sunday. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely bright and sunny card for this autumnal morning.
I love the autumn shades reminds me of our trip to Canada. Congratulations to the winners
Hugs
Carol x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & todays weather has decided to take a hint from your card, we have glorious sunshine which means I'll be gardening later. Congrats to all the winners.

Michele.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, very seasonal and sunflowers always cheer me up and make me smile. Congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks for the info about Sue's poinsettia dies June, it's made my mind up (I'll have to get them - well it's only money and as my Gran used to say "you can't take it with you"). Ant & Dec were brilliant, shame the same couldn't be said for the Metro Arena organisers - Maureen K, your daughter will tell you the saga!!! Wishing everyone a peaceful day. Sue xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous sunny card today, just like here in Crete.
I do love the sunflowers and the brown and gold just sets them off. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual.
Special hugs to Mrs B and hope you are feeling a tad brighter today Sandra. I'm thinking of you while I'm strolling along the prom.
Hugs to all in need of one today, hope Steph and Norah are in toppish form today.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really lovely card. There is just something about sunflowers. I like the tone on tone. I must remember to try using my rectangles to frame a piece. Thanks for sharing Sue. Have a lovely Sunday. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the sunflower card today and the colours go perfectly together. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your day, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card, the sunflower looks lovely on the beautiful chestnut background.
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners : )
Sending my daily hugs to you sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra-I hope you are feeling a little brighter, and Pat-don't forget to drive on the right!, all of my special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I know I am in the minority, but not so keen on today's card, sorry. Sunflowers don't do it for me and I find the card too dark, but the concept is great.
Love Jan x x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, what a delightful card you have for us on this lovely sunny day. Sun Flowers always bring a smile to my face.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners....

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,it makes you feel cheerful and no big bow yeh.
Marion H

Glennis said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. A lovely card today Sue

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, I love sunflowers , they make you feel happy just to look at them, unfortunately mine haven't opened up yet, that's if they are still there as we had a sheep in the garden last night and I had to go out at 2am to chase it away so don't know yet how much it munched!
Congratulations to the comment winners!
Hugs to all xo

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love love this card sun flowers are so happy love em the card is beautiful. Congrats to the lucky winners love to all xxxxx. June

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, this is a beautiful card. I love sunflowers and your design is a lovely modern/vintage mix.x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card to brighten a dull morning. I love sunflowers at this time of year as they just cheer everything up. Congrats to the winners. Bx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, do love those sunflowers. Congrats to all the winners

Ginnie Rutter said...

Morning Sue and everyone
Lovely card , another one to try somewhen, keep them coming.
Ginnie x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love sunflowers xx hazel

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today ,congrats to all the lucky winners ,hugs sarah xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a rich and beautiful card I love the sunflower so cheerful.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prize ladies, put them to good use.

Enjoy the sunshine everyone take care. Hugs to the special people here.

Margaret corgi owner

nattyboots said...

Just lovely Sue , have a nice Sunday
Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

I woke up to some sunshine, first for several days, so it was very appropriate to see your sunny card!

Congrats to all the winners.

Jane said...

Not for me too dark I'm a girly girl like pale colours and bows.

Jane xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
I'm afraid I thought it was rather dark - but I'm sure it looks better in real life! But love the frame and Labels 8.
Can't win them all. Sorry.
Sheila x

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely sunny card :)

DMJ said...



Sunflowers always look sooo happy; another lovely card, Sue,



Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What an appropriate card vor a lovely Sunday sunny morning, this card will brighten up anybody's day. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful sunny card for a sunny day here in Nth Wales.
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prizes.
Hugs to all in need and hope your days soon get better.

Love Sheila xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card but just a bit dark background for me, as they say you can't please every one and we don't expect you to either. Hazel xx

Congrats to all the winners.

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
I am not keen on the brown but the card would look just as good with another colour background.
Love Evis McCarthy.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I love the background stamp and the beautiful sunflowers. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love sunflowers they make me smile not too sure about the dark background but I like the concept.
Another technique to try using different card.
Congrats to all today's winners.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love that background Wow!. Just beautiful.

Congratulations to all the winners

Love & Hugs

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

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome card here again Sue, just beautiful work as always.
Congrats to all the lucky winners here too, hope you´ll enjoy your prizes ladies.

Chang Alison said...

A very pretty and elegant card. Love the colour scheme. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely sunny card.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card.

Take care

Claire

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, congrats to all the winners. Love sunflowers, there is just something about them that make me feel good. And I love this clear embossing technique, very chic! Hugs to all Gx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

This is a lovely card, can see why you picked the brown card, to bring out the yellow sunflower middle.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
I love this, so cheerful with the sunflower. I'll read all the blogs later, got the family coming for lunch and then friends coming later. Love to all xx

craftynanna said...

hi sue, lovely card but not sure about the brown i will try and make one myself to see how it looks for real, sorry, well done to all the winners enjoy your gifts love to all J

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card. Very bright and cheerful. Congratulations to all the winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, especially the background stamping and heat embossing, gorgeous !!
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the tonal background and the sunflowers.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

lynda said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes, gorgeous card on this sunny day in kent love the sunflower stamp if all your cards are like this one in your old card file,i say bring them on.I love the background the brown card is a softer brown & looks so Rich with the clear embossing powder. Love it.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prizes. Xx

Sandra i missed you yesterday hope your ok & not in too much pain Big Gentle Hugs to you lovely lady love Lynda xx

Wheely Bad hope your feeling a little better & brighter today take care Gentle Hugs to you & Billy,Lynda xx

Lindsay hope you are also feeling a little brighter this morning try & rest if you can you work so hard Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Special Hugs to all above & Yorkilass, Magpie,Lynn M & pesky critters,Hazel,Mrs B Margaret Corgi owner, TOB Theresa,Tres,Tina E,Nanna Tina,Tandy,Hazel,Myra P,Maureen K, Brenda L,Janet Ecco,Julie Laz,Dianeandchipps,Cheryl B,Camille,Steph,Norah missed you yesterday hope your ok & wee Rory,Meg & baby Leo Pam & Robbie,
Love to you all Lynda xx
Hugs to all that would like one Lynda xx


Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. sunflowers always remind me of sunshine
Luv
Karen xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card again Sue! Sunflowers are so bright and bold, even on a dull day they brighten the day up. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Have a good day everyone.
Susi x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very eye catching sunflower card today. x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Lovely Friends,
Lovely Autumnal offering today, Sunflowers always make me think of France, they grow hundreds of fields of them over there in the Summer,they look so pretty. Please Sue keep rummaging through your old folders,I think that it's a great idea as we can get all the goodies out that we bought months ago and had forgotten about, so please keep going through the archives!
Janet it's great to have you back, watch that squirrel though, don't want to be missing you anymore! Have you already made the cards to go with gifts you bought? Xxxx
Pat I hope you are having a lovely holiday, I hope that prom has high walls and no sea gulls, for both your safety and Pete's! Xx
Cameeli, I am so looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally. Been ages since we had a chat x
Mrs B, good Luck for tomorrow! Have everything crossed for a speedy recovery for Chris xxx
Big Hugs to all of my lovely friends, you have been so supportive this week, I am so grateful xxxx
Sandra xxxxx

hotpotato said...

pretty card Sue.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card today, the sunflowers make me smile and the brown card is unusual but sets it off really well. My lovely neighbour gave me a sunflower growing pot for my birthday and they are just starting to bloom (no thanks to the slugs!). Congratulations to the winners enjoy your prize. Take care love Diane G xxx

Sam hope you enjoy your holiday xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Different!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a delightful card, the sunflower made me smile and love the autumnal colours, so rich. Hugs to you and your Mom.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes ladies.
Pam hope the swelling is going down, hugs to you and Robbie.
Sam S have a lovely holiday.
Norah hope you are OK, missing you. Hugs to you and wee Rory.
Sandra good to see you back, take it easy special lady, gentle hugs.
Wheely Bad hope you are feeling better, gentle hugs to you and Billy.
Alimecca will be thinking of your Aunt next week, she is a wonderful lady, gentle hugs to you both, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lindsay hope you are feeling better today, gentle hugs.
Janet enjoy the day with Christina, hope the squirrel behaves himself.
Maureen K enjoy your family lunch and friends visit.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Steph, Lynne M, Lynda B, Magpie, Maureen K, Myra P, Heather T, Brenda L, Sandra, Mrs B, P in Wales, Ita, Tres, Tandy, TOB Theresa, Meg and baby Leo and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

SHARICA said...

Another fab card today sue .. xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love Jean Z xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Afternoon Sue, love today's card,it reminds me of a ploughed field that are now all around us with a touch of brightness from the sunflower. Love the way you have adapted the frames too as always.
Looking forward to Saturday with your weekender, I must get the horses done extra early so I can run in and see what you have and order before it all sells out by the time I have finished teaching at 2!
Well I'm off for a short stroll on my horse now. It's so nice being back in the saddle after 4 1/2 years since my accident, even if all I can now manage is a small trot and walk, whilst being trussed up like a turkey in my body protector!
Happy Sunday one and all congratulations to all this weeks winners, love to my special friends on here you are so kind to me with your good wishes. Xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue.

Congrats to all the comments winners.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love sunflowers too. The brightness of the yellow really lifts the card and the chestnut card is gorgeous too. Congrats to all this week's winners.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful card, love the sunflower.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the vintage look xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,today's card is not for me,and I hate saying that.
Congrats to all the winners.
Ita.

Susan White said...

Oooh how lovely - I just love sunflowers! Congratulations to all the comment game winners - enjoy your prizes, Susan x

Chris Kelly said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. The brown background works brilliantly with sunflowers. I have not got any brown card in my stash but I will certainly be getting some in future. Than your for your inspirational projects. Hugs from Chris X

TOB said...

Hi All, I can't believe its over 2 weeks since I blogged, but I have been really unwell, and unable to comment.
There is something about sunflowers that brighten my day, lovely card as always.
Glad to see some friends are feeling a little better and some that aren't. So happy for all those who feel better and hugs to all those that don't. My daughter had a wonderful time in Vancouver and brought back lots of crafting goodies for me. Love to all. Theresa xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another really lovely card today.
Just the right sort of card for this time of year, as Sunflowers always seem to be a autumnal flower.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Nice card wished the background was lighter but love the concept. Thank you Sue

nannapat said...

The brown card complements the gorgeous sunflower so well. A lovely card Sue. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

Anonymous said...

We seem to be split on this one, Sue, personally love the brown embossed background and whilst I do like sunflowers, not keen on this particular stamp (though beautifully coloured in!)
Well done to all winners - nice one, Heather T.

'P' in Wales

Norah, you OK?? Missing your banter.
Lindsay - so pleased you're back in the saddle - careful now!

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card to send to anyone with a birthday this month. Congrats to all the winners. Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

SusanP, Kent said...

These are quite unusual colours on a card - very harvest-time I think. The dark background really shows up the centrepiece. I fear our 'Summer Days' are coming to an end, but with your inspiration cheering us up daily we'll survive!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I agree with you this shade of brown is really nice.Loving the sunflower stamp,such a beautiful flower.

IVY Cheong said...

Congrats to all the winners. Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. There's just no end to your incredible talent. I am in awe.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

terrie said...

Even if you posted this card last year it is still a beautiful card...
Well done Sue

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and the background complements the Sunflower stamp
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prize
Norah and Lancashire Steph hope you are both feeling ok?
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Jean Bullock said...

This is a very cool card. Great idea to overlap the die cuts. I am going to try that in the future. Well done as usual.



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Txcowgirl said...

First, of course, congrats to the winners!
Love this card, it reminds me of the tooled leather we have in our western saddles here in Texas. We are horse people, we do ride English, too, but mostly our style is western, which means cowboys and rodeos. We love a little leather and lace!
Thanks for sharing.

karenlotty said...

Lovely card again Sue I like the tonal backgroundThat an old re die is used and the decorative labels cut twice look brilliant Congrats winners

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Sunflowers always make you smile and are so cheery. Thank you for cheering up my Sunday. Hugs Pauline A xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue! The sunflowers are so cheerful and pretty.

JANET the blog candy hasn't been drawn yet, with the die giveaway Sue didn't have time to do it and delayed it for a couple of weeks. I think Sue is back in America just now.

Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the sunflower tho the dark background is a bit too dark for me. I would probably do a lighter one. Well done all the winners.
Hugs to everyone.
CraftyJacq
XX

Robin said...

Sunflowers my favourite - I find it very difficult not to buy sunflower or daisy stamps when I am at shows.

Bejay Roles said...

Congratulations to all this week's winners :). Sue, what a lovely sunny card, I'm lucky enough to still have some sunflowers blooming in my garden and I love to watch them follow the sun during the day. The brown background looks great, it's amazing what effects can be obtained by just using clear embossing powder. I still haven't managed to get hold of a piercing ruler but every day I look at your wonderful cards and tell myself that I really must get my act together and see if I can get one. It's another stunning card, Sue and as always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Lovely Sunny card.I like the dark brown with the yellow/orange sunflower.
Little bit of sun always make me feel lighter and today we have had a gorgeous day with a small breeze so the washing will now be dry and clean for another day.
Hugs to my Wilsonette friends,your family and pets(small as large) Take care,

Hugs Maria x

Jane Franklin said...

I think I must be the only one who doesn't like sunflowers, sorry. I like the style and would use a different stamp and colour. Thank you for the ideas though Sue. Luv to all and Congrats to the winners. Luv jax

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry, but I definitely think I'm in the minority as this card really isn't for me. I'm not a lover of sunflowers and I also think the background is too dark. As they say, it wouldn't do for us all to like the same things. Sorry!
Lindsay, pleased you seem to be a bit better today but do be careful. Love and hugs to everyone and look forward to seeing you all here tomorrow. Love Alison xx

Laura O said...

love the sunflower ,Laura O

Theresa Pace said...

lovely hues on this Sue. pretty card. i really like the effect obtained by the clear embossing, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

A cheerful card with sunflowers! Imagine my surprise to see my name drawn as a winner. Thank you so much Sue. Your work is inspirational.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

A cheerful card with sunflowers! Imagine my surprise to see my name drawn as a winner. Thank you so much Sue. Your work is inspirational.
Jan
Northampton

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, just not 100% sure about this card, maybe it is the brown. I love the sunflower and your colouring, though.

Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes.
Frances

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The chestnut card goes lovely with the sunflowers.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello again Sue, and all my friends,
I know I don't know you all personally, but I feel that you are my friends. I've had a lovely day and will try to post early tomorrow so that I can tell CraftySuetoo that my daughter and girls were full of the chaos that was the Arena.
I forgot to say congrats to the winners this morning. xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, An autumn feel to this card, not your usual colour combination. Lovely design. Anne x

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Love the cheerful sunflowers on this card. They just seem to pick you up as you look at them. Gorgeous card Sue and love the background stamp and die too. Brown card I think is under rated. I think it's a lovely colour, especially when mixed with yellow, orange, white, black, pink, just to name but a few colours. Reminds me bit of liquorice allsorts....apart from the orange! "Thank you Sue" for your inspiration xx Sending love and hugs to you and your family xx Ooooo and how great it was to see you again in the Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. It was great reading the Paved Pearl effect and the cards that you made, Merry Christmas and Christmas Wishes are stunning! It was great to see a mention of Sam too on the blog spotlight, page 8! Wonderful! I really do love this magazine, not only for the tips but for the wonderful, quality free gifts they give. This month being Spellbinder Christmas Creations clear stamp set and an embossing folder! Can't wait to use them! Last years was the Spellbinders Heirloom baubles! Will have to get a move on, it won't be long! Lyndsey, wow! I can imagine how priceless it was for you getting back in the saddle after 4 1/2 years. So so pleased for you xx I used to love it, my last ride being a 2 hour trek 15 years ago.....good grief....I'll stop now! Lol! Sending love and hugs to you Lyndsey, Lynne, Lynda, Yorkielass, Pam, Tina and all our Wilsonette family who need a love and hug xx Congratulations to our lucky winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

janet said...

I like it when you use older items. We all buy stuff then it is overtaken and I at least, forget how I've seen the older items used.
Thanks for taking us back today.
Hugs Janet in Kent

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, as always.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely autumnal coloured card with the beautiful sunflowers, as you said it didn't need any other embellishments just lovely, thanks Sue hugs to you and your mom xxxx
Congrats to winners
Crafty hugs to yorkielass and everyone xxxxx
Hugs
Jean D xxx

Gail said...

Luv the card but not a lover of the stamped image (sorry) but everything else is fab as always xx GailT xx

Brooke Bont said...

love the colors on this card. Sue have a request. Would love a BOO done like the JOY die cut with spider webs around it. I am a lover of Halloween as well as Christmas.

Sandy H said...

Cheery sunflowers brighten any day(or night). Lovely.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Love this card. The fall colors are magnificent. Great job.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THINK THIS STAMP STANDS OUT SO WELL AGAINST THE BROWN. JUST RITE STAMPS ARE FAB. I HAVE YET ANOTHER LINE OF PEG BOARD ON MY WALL TO COLLECT MORE STAMPS ( MY ADDICTION IS GROWING). RESPLENDENT RECTANGLES I HAVE USED SO MUCH IT IS NEVER OFF MY DESK. SUCH A HANDY SIZE. i WOULDNT HAVE THOUGHT TO USE THE YELLOW ON THE MAT AND LAYERS BUT PICKS UP THE SUNFLOWER BEAUTIFULLY. FAB JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX