Monday, 8 September 2014

Thank You For All You Do

 Hi there my crafty friends!  Think milk, lilac and black on this one as I know the colour is off a bit on the pics.  That milk card is lovely but always photographs a bit yellow for some reason.  Starting with the background, I used the Austrian background and cut it out of milk card.  There are no outside cutting edges on any of my backgrounds so you are able to decide just how wide of a border you would like for your projects.  I love a wider border edge for a couple of reasons, but mostly because it gives me somewhere to put my mounting foam so that is what I did next.  I adhered the cut background atop a piece of lilac card and then gave it a black mat as well.  For the focal element, I stamped the Arched Swirls (Stamp to die for range by Cr. Exp.) in black on milk card.  I cut it out with the matching die from the Burgundy die set and inked through it with Shaded Lilac distress ink.  I mounted foam on the back and placed it in the centre of my background.  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with the inner oval from the Salzburg die.  I inked it with Shaded Lilac as well before removing it.  The sentiment tag was then seated upon the tag from the Austrian border, corner tag set.  Using the Delicate Daisies, I cut several in lilac from the Complete petal die set, then over laid them with the matching size from the Delicate Daisy Open petal set cut out of black.  I seated the largest flower on to the centre of a messy bow tied from mauve seam binding and a black jute twine bow and added two more flowers in the opposite corner.  8mm cream flatback pearls adorn their centres.  The card was then completed with a pierced mat of milk card, a lilac and black mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Good morning Sue. Love the card, so beautiful. The sentiment should be for you.
Thank you to all the wonderful people who looked at Robbie's journal and some left messages, all support helps.
Steph and Norah, hope you both are okay girls.
Lindsay well done on your ride, keep the body protector on. My daughter and grandchildren don't ride without theirs.
Hugs all round for everyone, Dianeandchips, how are you doing, have missed you. Xx

Eemeli said...

Very balanced, soft and calm. Love the use of colors. This would easily fit
into so many different occasions by changing the sentiment. Lovely overall
and a great design.

Have a great start of a new week!

Hugs from Finland,

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just stunning card, love these beautiful dies
Carol x

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hello Sue. Couldn't sleep and decided to check out your blog and of course as usual you have managed to come up with another stunner. Love the background aperture die. It will have to go on my wish list. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
Loving today's offering, right up my street, especially the flowers which I am using LOTS just now.
"Thank you for all YOU do" for us
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another very pretty card, I really should use these dies more. To all wilsonettes have a good week. Take care all. Kitty

Marion Bull said...

When I see so many lovely cards on this blog, it is had to come up with words when you put oe on that is extra special but this one is just beautiful. Simply beautiful!
Marion B xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

I don't know how you do it. Coming up with gorgeous cards time after time.

This card is beautiful. I wish I was able to have all your dies. As it is I have to interpret your ideas with the tools I have to hand.

Love, Roz.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today Sue and the sentiment is exactly how we feel about you, your such an inspiration. I love the dies that you have used, especially the petals, they are so different and can be used in so many ways. Also love the colours, you can never go wrong with them can you?.

Oh Pam I missed finding out where Robbie's journal is, would love to read it, can you tell me the link please.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, the start of a new week and for many the start of a new school today.......oh memories....

Anyway stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Ooh-la-la for some reason this brings French can can dancers to mind think it is the black lace look. What ever it is gorgeous Sue thanks for sharing.x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
lovely card and the die and stamp look fantastic together.

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
this card is exquisite as are the dies that are used in this design. Didn't think the French would mix with the Austrians but I was so wrong!
Gorgeous card (and I'm glad I've got virtually all the ingredients).
Hugs, Rose

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful card using that gorgeous back ground and flowers. Hazel xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a wonderful card, showcasing a great combination of the different die sets. I love the background dies. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Loving todays card. It's right up my street i think it's the colours. The stamp is gorgeous must put it on my wish list.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving this one, great colour combo and love the bow arrangement

tracy w said...

Hi sue
This card is my favour colour lilac and black and stunning must get this die it's beautiful thank you tracy w x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love the card, especially those daisies. Something else to go on my wish list I think
Pat x

Muriel Kelly said...

I love this card, the colours and dies but also the stamped image really gives it even more zing !!

Muriel x

Crafty Granny said...

Good morning Sue, I hope you're well today. A very pretty card. I just bought your Christmas joy die at the weekend and think the daisy ones will be next on my list. Thank you for a wonderful blog!
Love Nicola x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the milk/black/lilac colour combo and your dies are just fabulous in the way all the sets mix and match so perfectly.
Have a lovely day. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty.
Beverley W

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, such an adorable card today, so very pretty.
I agree with Pam, this is a perfect sentiment for you. loving the delicate daisy too.

Have a great day everyone...
Cameeli xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Soooooooooo beautiful work here again hun, I really love it. Sooo elegant and beautiful as usual hun, really gorgeous work.

Pixiecrafter said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card that I could replicate with your dies I do have and maybe try the periwinkle card. That's my homework sorted for tonight and have a couple of days free of - half way at least.
Sheila x

auscrafts said...

lovely design for this card

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, it is so pretty and the colours are wonderful. Managed to drop my cuttlebug on my foot and now have a beautiful coloured and swollen right foot, oh dear I can't do the housework, I shall just have to sit down and craft. Life is so hard lol.
Love Jan x x

Linda Graham said...

What a beautiful card Sue, love the colour and would be lovely in different colourway`s, the sentiment say`s it all`thank you for all you do`for us crafters, Linda x

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, simply stunning, lovely colour combination beautiful, have a great day Edwina

Bea said...

morning Sue - another stunner - the colour scheme is so elegant and the stamps and dies complement each other so well.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all thee laddies.
This is a beautiful card and shows the dies off to perfection. I love everything about it.
CraftySuetoo - The chaos at the Arena caused the matinee to start about 1 and a quarter hours late, which meant when they came out the next audience were already waiting to get in, with traffic gridlock. Rachel said that it was a nightmare,,
Love to all, hope Pam, Alimecca Alison, Yorkielass June, Sandra, Mrs B, Ita, Mrs B,Norah and everyone have as good a day as they can. Love to you Sue xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card today Sue ... Love the colours together happy crafting and have a nice day ... x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a pretty card I love the colours you have used.
And you have used some of my favourite dies. I will be having ago at this one if you don't mind. So take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

Caroljsmith said...

What a lovely fresh card sue another die for the wish list.

Craftysusan said...

Very beautiful card Sue. The black mat looks really great against the lilac and milk card and I see what you mean about the wider border on the background. Must try this out. Have a great week. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card this morning, I really like those little daisies xx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone what a lovely card I like the colour combination.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. The Austrian die is effective and the daisies have beautiful clear lines. More inspiration!

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this really is absolutely stunning - the flowers are fabulous, hugs Carole Z X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do like your background dies they are so effective. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Amanda said...

Hi Sue
Another one of your beauties!! Thank you for being such an inspiration and sharing your talent with the world.
Have a super week!

Lilian said...

Hi All, fabulous card, could be made in many colours. Thanks for all the wonderful cards. Lilian

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, absolutely stunning, I think that says it all. As others have said the sentiment is for you.

Love Rosemarie xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
What a wonderful card, like it very much. Hope everyone has had a good crafting weekend.
Hugs for all that need one.
Gail Cx

Breezes said...

Lovely use of the Austrian background - can't wait till mine gets to Portugal (has only taken 8 days so far !!) and I've just bought the Burgundy one too so when they eventually get here I will try and make something close ! Thank you for the inspiration !!
Hugs from Portugal Rose xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
A really pretty card , lovely colours and those flowers look stunning !

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous !! my favourite colours and gorgeous die-cuts, a truly beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, right up my street, love it all the colours and the design just perfect. Must put your flower dies to the top of my want list.
Have a good day.

Maria Illsley said...

Love card sue the colours are perfect xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a simple but wonderful card and love the colours. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Theresa Pace said...

morning Sue. love what you have done with open daisies here. it's made them look stamped. hugs xx

Anne Crawford said...

Oh myyy ! This card is absolutely stunning! Love the dies , they look fab ( on wish list) , the colour combo and the flowers and the ribbon trim , I just love everything about this one and the sentiment is definitely one we would all send to you, you give us sooo much, Thankyou!
This is our one day a month at Torridon craft day so must get a move on as it takes an hour to get there.
Hugs to all xo

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely lovely, this is so beautiful, have a nice day everyone, crafty hugs Julie xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this, colours delightful, shape gorgeous and sentiment interchangeable for any occasion.

Hope all are well xxx

Anonymous said...

A lovely card today, Sue, do like the background die with the focal stamping panel inserted. Nice embellishments, really would like those daisy dies. Thank you!

'P' in Wales

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant creation

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card today. Love the colours. I dont have all the die sets (yet.....) but could try something similar with the one's I do have. Thanks again for sharing and giving so much inspiration. Hugs Heather.x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the background die. The colours and flowers are gorgeous and all together makes for a stunning card. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Gorgeous and elegant. Love your choice of colour too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a beautiful Autumn morning here in Sheffield.
Today's gift is so so elegant and the colour pallet is just gorgeous. I love the fact that you didn't put a cutting edge on your background dies as it more than helps us that has a slight problem with little shaky hands that we always know that our backgrounds are straight and therefore all other pieces will have a good guide. Today's sentiment says it all from me to you.

Jan - how could you do that to one of your most important pieces of machinery (and that's not your foot!! lol). Right the machine stays on the table and your foot stays on the floor and never the twain shall meet. You'll be OK if you remember that. But seriously hope you're OK and that you haven't done too much damage to your foot. Feet up and crafting is the medicine.
Yorkielass - we had a beautiful day out at Hognaston sitting in their lovely courtyard with Molly and Cuinn (their two babies ;collies rescued naturally)in attendance of course. I have to say they behaved themselves very well with just one or two little hiccups.
Sandra - Raged Squirrel was having a day off and never came to visit - this was his second day away so it fitted in well with his schedule - apparently he now goes off for one/two days and then returns. Thomas Bday Card made and his first year record (this time I have made a picture collage to mark his first year. For his sister Isobel's first year I did a memory book and I wanted something different for Thomas.)So I think I'm ready other than saving energy for Saturday.
Norah and Steph- hope you're OK. missing you.

It's going to be a crafting day for me after Mr Tesco has delivered and I've put everything away (I really do not like putting groceries away; don't ask me why I just do not). Have to finish off a Bday card for a friend in Brittany and then decide and start on a demo card for my fortnightly craft afternoon as I volunteered to do one this time round. There are 10 of us who meet and therefore I have to produce 10 sets of my chosen card so they can make it. Ah well just so pleased I now have my ebosser!

Hope everyone is ready for the coming week in whatever degree you can make it. Take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
(I do hope all the above makes sense).
Janet x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Hope it is hot and sunny with you as it is here!

Such a pretty card today the lilac is lovely and so beautifully put together. The colours are fine on my screen; very pretty indeed.

Also the sentiment is sent back to you :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Pam said...

Hello June Smith, log onto, you are visiting Robbie McCluskey, you will need to log in with your email address and name (they don't bother you) and when you get into Robbie's site, you can look at the photos, read his journal and all of the comments. If you want to leave a comment just click on comments on the latest post and then it is like commenting on Sue's blog xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, and 'thank you' for all you do for us with all these fantastic cards! Absolutely love this one, your flower on the bow is stunning, wish I had bought this one now! Love Jean xxx

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue once more a gorgeous card. Hope you have a lovely day. xxxx

DMJ said...

"Thank you!" too, Sue, another set of dies I need, love those flowers!!

Doreen x

Diane said...

Hi Sue really pretty card today that colour combo works so well. I love the two tone flowers, they are really effective. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

Jan ouch that sounds really painful, I hope your foot is ok, I think you should sit and craft to rest it! But is your cuttlebug ok? Some would say that's more important lol xxx

val jones said...

This is so lovely Sue and what pretty little daisies.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is Oh So Pretty and I love the delicate colours. You make me want to sit down and copy it straight away! Best wishes

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and the
sentiment is so apt for all we feel for
you. The background die is gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Although I love all your dies your background dies are my favourite I always try to incorporate one in my cards. I also love your tag dies from every set they are so pretty. Today's card is gorgeous and I'm sending the sentiment back to you. It does come out yellow on my screen but it's still lovely.
Hugs x
Heather T

Glennis said...

Good evening to all. What a beautiful card today - I love the colours

Julie Kay said...

Gorgeous card Sue, just love these dies. I am collecting quite a set they cut beautifully, and I feel somehow I will be purchasing more. Thanks for all your inspiration. Crafty Regards Julie Kayxxx

Julie Kay said...

Gorgeous card Sue, just love these dies. I am collecting quite a set they cut beautifully, and I feel somehow I will be purchasing more. Thanks for all your inspiration. Crafty Regards Julie Kayxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card so intricate, the colours are lovely,one to replicate I think, sending back the sentiment to you!
Take care everyone, Jess x

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card today,thank you.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Very pretty, feminine card. X

Wendy L said...

Great card, love the flower die, xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Now this is what I call a card - great design and composition, fabulous colours and a beautiful sentiment. It is truly gorgeous. Thank you for all you do for us.
Jan hope your foot ( & Cuttlebug!) are ok. I bet that hurt! Maureen , that has happened to me at the Arena before and now I won't go there. I don't even think it's a nice place to go! I only go to The Sage now - far more civilised! Well it's back to the decorating unfortunately today, although Dave has suggested we go and try to book up for a weekend away to London. I thought he was being really generous until I realised it was because Durham have qualified for the final at Lords! I might finally get to visit Buckingham Palace and I want to see the poppies at the Tower so I'm not complaining! Have a good day everyone. Love Alison xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Loving the card and the colour combo! xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card and love the colour, these dies are so gorgeous.
Didn't leave a message yesterday as we had all the family here, it was an early birthday party for our younger daughter also eldest grandson going off to university next weekend, so a great reason for a family get together. I did stop by and thought the card was really stunning. Sending Best wishes to all the winners.
Hope you are having a good day, love Brenda xxx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely, delicate looking card. Beautiful Sue, thank you.Xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card as always and luv the colour combo - not one I would have used but it really works - luv it xx GailT xx

June Horrocks said...

Love the card today sue it's beautiful thank you I think the daisies are beautiful love to all
June xxxxxxxx

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue. Colours look great together.

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card Sue, loving the delicate flowers

Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I just love the card especially the colours. Another card to go on to the "must do now" list.
Regards, Evis McCarthy.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love your background dies, they make a good starting point and your card is very easy on the eye. SueL x

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card with some of my favourite dies. The stamp is beatiful and compliments the die really well. Thanks Sue.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Exquisite card, love the layout and the soft colours. Have the delicate daisies, they are gorgeous. The sentiment back to you Sue, you give us so much, heartfelt thanks for everything. Hugs to you and your Mom.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Lindsay great to hear about your ride, well done, you brave lady, gentle hugs.
Jan that sounds painful, hope your foot is not too badly hurt and that the cuttlebug is OK, gentle hugs.
Janet sounds like you had a wonderful day, glad the fur babies behaved and that the squirrel was quiet., good luck with the crafting projects.
Anne C enjoy the craft meeting.
Step and Norah hope you are both OK, miss you both, gentle hugs.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Magpie, Myra P, Maureen K, Alimecca and Aunt, Wheely Bad and Billy, Sandra, Mrs B, P in Wales, Janet Echo, Brenda L, Ita, Tres, Heather T, Helen K, TOB Theresa, Dianandchips and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jane Franklin said...

Yes I like this its so elegant. Luv to all jax

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card as always. I really like this colour combo and that background is stunning. I hope one day you will maka a similar die to fit a square card. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

Vick said...

Such a pretty card right up my street, hope you have a great week, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card and the colour combination is so pretty.
Hugs to all in need and do hope your days soon get better. Felling a bit poorly this morning so I' off to see if I can sleep for a couple of hours.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning all.
Words escape me, apart from this sentiment was made for you Sue xx

Lancashire Steph xx

SHARICA said...

Fab Card ..xx

Lacelady said...

It's the background that really makes this card, if you start with a really pretty background, the rest seems to fall into place - I love it!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card so pretty . Love Jean xxx

Jill Berg said...

Lovely card as usual

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, love the design, the colours and your fantastic dies. It's my birthday this weekend so have dropped lots of hints for the delicate daisies, just have to wait and see
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

dorisbrixham said...

great post

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue & all,
What a lovely way to start the week - I just love today's offering - the colours are so just me!!
Many thanks for all your wonderful inspiration Sue
Hugs, Janette x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous colours and I love the dies you have used.

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Wow, just love this card. Colour's are gorgeous. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Janice Wallace said...

Morning all,
Lovely card. This background die is great, have used it for several cards, but they all look different.
Janice W

Robin said...

Lovely Card Sue - Now can you look into your crystal ball and tell me what I have down with the large bow die (filigree) set?

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, another lovely card and I especially like you use of colours. Black is not one of my favourites but I think I will have to try it. It does go well with the lilac. Beryl xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, well if we all wanted a greeting to send yo you this would be it, a beautiful card as always.
Pam and June, it was amazing I dint think I would be cantering for ages yet, I had a big smile from ear to ear. The vet has been today and the stallion is still improving, only been 17 weeks so far, but we deifinately have a light at the end of the tunnel now.
Well hope you all have the gorgeous sun that we have today, take care everyone, big hugs xxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really lovely card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card today.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours.

Take care


Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous Sue love this card, the delicate daisies are a must have along with the background. Gorgeous. Have to start hinting.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,

Love your card so beautiful, the colour combo is very pretty. The lavender is such a pretty colour, love the bow.

My collection of your new dies is growing slowly.

Thank you for your inspiration and hard work

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a truly beautiful card love the colours stunning, hugs Sarah xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another of your really super cards.
I love the colour choice, and the superb design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue. What a gorgeous card to come back to. Had a fabulous time but missed my Sue fix.
Hope you have a fabulous day
Lots of love
Jo xx

Chang Alison said...

Hi Sue,
Such a sweet and pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the look for today's card, my list for Ally-Pally is getting longer.....

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

greendragon said...

Wow, this one is gorgeous Sue. Especially love the background die.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning in every way. The dies, stamps, colours - fantastic I love it. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh, wow! Love the colours you have put together Sue. They really pop together! I've got the dies, so after I've been to my mums (it's her 84th birthday today!) I will have a crafty go at it! It's just truly beautiful Sue. As for the sentiment I, like all the Wilsonettes, send it back to you because you're such an amazing lady xx "Thank you" Sue and sending love and hugs to you and your family xx Jan, sorry to hear about your foot..."painful" no doubt underestimates the feeling that you had at the time and have now. Sending hugs to you xx Sheila (Ginger) hope you're feeling a bit better after your nap. Sometimes that's all it takes to do. Sending gentle hugs to you xx Lyndsey, so glad you had a great ride and that your stallion is getting there xx Sending love and hugs to Lynne, Yorkielass, Lynda, Pam, Norah and to all our Wilsonettes who need a bit of TLC today. Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love everything about your card, that beautiful soft lavender card, the dies and the stamp you have used. It really is so pretty, Sue.
The sentiment is returned to you with so many thanks.
Love Lesley S

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Love the colours and a beautiful card as usual. Great inspirations.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

dawn holben said...

Another beautiful and stunning card.
I am always amazed at all the wonderful creations you make.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Gorgeous card. Love everything about it, the colors, the dies, the flowers and that lovely stamp. Very very pretty.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, Simply beautiful. love the colours, hugs Elaine x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, yet another fantastic offering. I love the design and the colours and will be trying something similar with the dies I have for an anniversary card.
As with others, the sentiment is sent back to you for all you do for us.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone

Such a beautiful majestic looking card absolutely stunning.

Returning the sentiment to you Sue, where would we all be without you.

Take care everyone, enjoy the lovely weather while you can.
Hugs to all my special people here.

Margaret corgi owner

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
yet another stunner of a card. Love the colours. Have not got the Austrian set yet, but they are lovely. Have a good week everyone. Susi x

karenlotty said...

The more I see the Austrian collection the more I need it! And I need the daisies! Live the colours too

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends'
What a perfect start to the week Sue, I think it is easy to underestimate the usefulness of the Background Dies, they add so much and can actually, with the addition of a couple of embellishments and a sentiment, make a card on their own! I think I now feel like I want to buy them all, you don't need any fancy papers with these gorgeous dies! I love todays card, thank you Sue xx
Mrs B, thinking of you today, I hope all goes well and you are soon at home, hugs xxx
Counting down the days to Ally Pally now, I just can't wait!
I am glad you didn't encounter 'the squirrel', I would love to see Thomas's first year record, do you have a blog? maybe you could email me a picture? xx
Big Hugs to all of you, fingers crossed for a great week ahead xxx
Sandra xx

terrie said...

We as your followers we should be saying Thank You for showing us your wonderful cards that you add everyday...
I never get tired of watching your videos or seeing a card from you....
Well done as always Sue

Anonymous said...

GA Sue - sorry not commented since Friday but been away for a few days without internet access to Dorset County Show - had a great time and exhibited a picture in the Any Other Handicraft class - first time showing craft at anything other than my local village show so wasn't expecting much but... it came 1st in the class so was well chuffed. My friend also entered a textile picture she'd made in another class which won that class and a cup for Best Craft Exhibit!!! - so you can imagine she was over the moon. And hubby exhibited some vegetables and won and was also placed in some classes so he was pretty happy also! Saturday was also our local village show so I left 4 craft entries with a pal to put in for me - have yet to find out how they fared - Will catch up on your amazing cards when I've unpacked the cases and got some washing on the go -
Clare W

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
The colour combinations give a very soft and gentle effect. I like the way you have used the petal dies to emphasise the flower. How you manage to come up with so many ideas to maintain this blog I'll never know. Many thanks. Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, the colours of this card give it a real 'vintage' look. My eyes were immediately drawn to the flower, ribbon and twine on the bottom left-hand corner. What a beautiful addition to the card. Another stunner to start off the week. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous Sue, love everyone of your dies.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Shirley said...

A very beautiful and elegant card. The aperture die is lovely as are the gorgeous flowers.


Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Lovely card and such a great sentiment. I too wish your photos showed the milk card better as it is a beautiful soft creamy colour and not yellowy at all. Such fabulous delicate flowers that really set of your dies. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi, Sue so beautiful ! I truly love how the flowers came out.

Susan White said...

Very pretty card today - just lovely soft colours. Thank you for all you do too! Susan x

lynda said...

Good Afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes A definite WOWWWW
for this stunning card & I also send the sentiment back to you Sue for all your inspiration & all you do for us all.
I love the dies you have used your background dies are so useful I just need the stamp & daisy dies then I'm good to go. They are on my Ally Pally list which is now probably too long !!! Thank you for this beautiful card today
Love & Hugs to you Sue & your mom xxx

Jan Ooo ouch hope your foots ok & your cuttlebug
Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Lindsay glad all went well with your ride & your stallion is doing ok.Take care & don't over do things Gent
Le Hugs Lynda xx

Pam I managed to get on Robbie's site & left him a message,hope the swelling is going down in your foot
Gentle Hugs to you both Lynda xx

Magpie wishing your mum a happy 84th birthday hope she had a lovely day Hug's to you both Lynda xx

Dianandchips hope your ok missing you Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Special Hugs to all above Yorkilass,Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Wheely Bad,Tina E,Tres,Tandy,TOB Theresa,Mrs B,Myra P,Maureen K,Brenda L,Hazel,Camille,Steph,Lynne M & Tilly & Cully,Ita,Helen K,Pauline A,Cheryl B,Nanna Tina,Janet Ecco,Norah & wee Rory, Meg & Baby Leo,
& Hugs to all who need them love Lynda xx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Love the card and the colour scheme. Lovely dies


Ann Lauzon said...

Morning from Calgary, Alberta, Canada where it's SNOWING...YUCK!!
What a lovely card, I will have to try this one. I love the way you did the flowers.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Once again another beautiful card, which I had half your talent and inspiration and time to put these wonderful samples together. Thanks for all the ideas

Susan Dunn said...

Hi Sue This is a really beautiful card. Love the colours together.x

fluffycat said...

Hello Sue and all Wilsonettes. I have some information for those of you who have been concerned about Norah's absence from the blog. She has given me permission to tell you all that she is ok but the reason she has gone AWOL is that sadly her mother passed away last week. Naturally she is devastated and doesn't feel able to blog as usual which is wholly understandable but in usual Norah style wants you all to know that she is thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Austrian background die.
The colour scheme is very pretty.
Veronique L

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the colours and pretty daisies too.
Sorry I missed the weekends cards but I couldn't get internet in the caravan. They are both lovely, especially the dictionary roses.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry it has been a while since I was last on your blog. I was quite unwell for several days and then we went on holiday to Weymouth area for a week. I was still unwell but it was already booked some time ago. We had no internet signal at all while away so I had to miss your wonderful blog for a whole week !! It was a nightmare !!
What a fabulous card to come home to !! It is stunning Sue. I really love it all. I have made a card with the milk, black and lilac colour combo before and I loved it. (As did the recipient and everyone else who saw it !!) Obviously it was a version of one of your cards. This card is just soooo beautiful. I have your French background die but not the Austrian one. (Yet.) I love how you have used many different dies from different sets but yet they all look fab together !! I so love the flower dies you have designed and the Delicate Daisy's are on my huge wish list. It is my Birthday in October so I will be dropping big hints to my family in the hope someone may buy me some Sue Wilson Dies and stamps !!
I have recently bought your large dotty bow die set and it is fab Sue. I really love it and at the moment I just love making bows to put on my cards. I love the sentiment you have used for today's card and the stamp that fits the Burgundy die to. I wish I had the money to buy it all !! Thank you so much for all your amazing cards and videos. I love them all.
Wishing you lots of love and special hugs from Tres x x x
To all the Wilsonettes, sending everyone lots of love today from Tres x x x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a stunner, love the black over the lilac flowers, really makes them pop. Lol lynne m x x x

Short post as got icky stomach bug so back to bed for me. Lol and hugs to all my mates here x x x x

Sue Dunn said...

Beautiful Sue. Your dies really are great. Xx

janet said...

Well isn't this a lovely card!! I REALLY must get those daisies!! I looked for them in a craft shop today but they'd sold out so I'll go a'hunting online!!
Thanks Sue -though my credit card is groaning!
Janet in Kent

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

Love the colours and everything about it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Janice K said...

Well that's another die on my wish list! Love this design, the beauty of the Austrian background is really shown off well.x

crsftynanna said...

evening sue, a gorgeous card, the milk card and soft purple card look lovely together, the whole card is delightful best wishes to all J

Joan Donaldson said...

Evening Sue, beautiful card, the milk lilac and black is lovely together. Love the flowers

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Love the sentiment
Karen xx

Pam said...

Norah, my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your precious Mum. Words cannot express how you must be feeling but please know precious lady how much we are all thinking of you at this saddest of times. Xx

liz spooner said...

Love the card Sue, so beautiful.
Lots of hugs Liz Spooner.xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Super beautiful card Sue,love the die and the colour scheme together is stunning. The sentiment is for you Sue,you fabulous lady of crafting. Oh ouch Jan,hope your foot is ok and the cuttlebug still working? fluffycat/Frances-thank you for your message,if you speak to Norah again send her my condolences and that I am thinking of her and the family. Tres-good see you back,not nice being ill. Lynne-hope you feeling better soon,cuddles with the furbabies might help... Sheila-hope your nap made you feeling alright.
Janet-have fun with the craft group.wish I had one here,so much more fun when you doing cards with like minded ladies. AnnL-snow in September ?!! Take care and hugs to my wilsonette friends!
Hugs Maria x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the background die. I can have a go at making this card as I have all the bits.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A great feminine card and your background stamps are a must have.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment which is returned back to you with hugs xxxx love the colours you've used and the dies are so pretty along with your beautiful daisies .thanks Sue xxx

Norah, deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your dear mum , my thoughts are with you xxxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and all fellow wilsonettes xxx

Jean D xxxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card. The black accenting is so effective and lilac is one of my favourite colours, so a winning combination in my book!
Best wishes, Anne O

Wheely Bad said...

Please send Norah my regards and tell her I'm thinking about her


Anonymous said...

Sue - love what you did with the Daisies and outlining them in black made them very dramatic. I don't often comment but do check your website almost daily for inspiration. You are amazing.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card. I have a nice collection of pretty cardstock now so soon as I'm ready to I can put colours together like this. What a lovely stamp too.

I've missed you all and hope to be active earlier in the day so I can catch up properly.

Thinking of Norah, Rory and all their family x sending hugs xxx

Lindsay, I'm made up that you were on a horse cantering. Amazing :-)

Hoping to hear from a potential cleaner in the next couple of days. Had a bit of a meltdown Saturday (my temper has been on a hair trigger since the injections and I couldn't hold it down any longer). A bit in limbo now as the hospital that did the nerve block got back to me eventually today, not knowing why things have happened as they've done. They are going to write to the hospital that referred me, check some things out with the rheumatologist there, and once they've got a reply they'll all decide what happens. I'm going to write too so the Dr has an accurate account and photos of my bruises (poor bloke!).

There's no way I can do Ally Pally as just a couple of miles travel in the car causes a whole load of pain. I will make a major show one day! So annoying as its only a two hour journey... which is nothing but If I'm yelping after going in a car i am not going to cope with an hour on a train and an hour on two buses. Never mind, I've waited this long and I can wait more.

It's 10:05 pm, I'm very tired and sore so I'm treating myself to a skinny hot chocolate before bed, I'm going to look at Robbies page in the morning. He's an amazing Lad.

Special hugs for Sue and Sue's Mom, wow, I've missed your cards! Pam & Robbie, Norah & Rory, baby Leo, Lynda, Yorkielass June, Janet Ecco, Maria, Lindsay, Myra, Brenda, Lancashire Steph, Theresa TOB, Sandra, Julie Laz, Lynne (get well soon), Alison (alimecca)... sorry if I forget anyone. My brain decided if my back gets a holiday, it wants one too! Extra special hugs for those Wilsonettes in any type of pain, ill or recovering and big crafty hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere.

Okay, thats my lot. Dozing off between words!

Love T x

TOB said...

Love this card, great aperture background.
Hope you are having a good time Sue with your mum.
Norah my thoughts are with you.
Hugs to all who need them. Luv Theresa x

AnneRD said...

A lovely card Sue, and and another die for the wish list. Anne x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, love all the dies and techniques you have used x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, what a pretty card today. Love the daisies in particular. Good way to start the week!! Gx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue
It's pretty late! Sorry I haven't commented for a couple of days but have just been so busy and was out all day Saurday. Today's card is beautiful and I love the colours and also the wide border round the die cut shape. It is so effective. The sentiment - should be directed to you! Thank you indeed for all you do for us.
I have not read many comments but as Norah had been missing I looked for her name.
So very sorry to hear about her Mum. It's never easy , whatever age we are, when our Mum passes away. Mine passed away in 2000 and I still miss her so much.
So Norah, sending my sincere sympathy to you on this sad occasion. Sending love to you and your family and especially Rory who will no doubt miss Grandma very much too. Take care special lady! x
Steph - you are missing too! Do hope you are ok. Sending love to you also.
Will try to catch up with everyone's news tomorrow but this was first Monday of Kids Craft again , so I'm tired.
It's official!
Night night all,
God Bless,
Love Myra

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous card today. The black and lilac are lovely together. It's got all my favourite elements. Thank you Sue for all you do. xx

Darlene4527 said...

Very pretty. Love the colors. Do you ever do insides to your cards? Would be nice to see as well.

Sandy H said...

So pretty. My favourite colours and the flowers are beautiful.

ehbost said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a newby to your blog. You were mentioned on Justrite Inspirations so I checked you out and loved what I saw. This card is gorgeous. When I have some free cash, I'll be looking to purchase some of your wares. They look amazing. (Earlene Bost)

Pearl said...

Lovely card Sue, great colours and shapes.

Craftihappines to everyone, love from Pearl.

Paula said...

Stunning card Sue,

Paula x

Vie Carter said...

beautiful card, love this colour combo


Blue Rose said...

Beautiful card. Love everything about it. Good job.

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Jean Bullock said...

When I first looked at the photo, I wondered how you got the black outline on the daisies. Now I know. The card is beautiful and I love how the black edged daisies coordinated with the black stamping.