Saturday, 4 October 2014

Best Wishes

 Hello friends!  Today's offering is all done in dusty rose, white and soft grey, a pretty combination that I don't use enough!  I had some decorative paper in my stash that I used as my background.  I liked the tone on tone effect of it.  I cut two of the French Borders out of coconut white card and glued them to the sides of the paper.  I matted it with a dusty rose card to give it a bit of colour.  Using the outside cutting edges from the French Collection set called Provence, I cut a larger dusty rose mat and a smaller soft grey mat as a backdrop for my focal element.  I cut the Austrian Collection Salzburg die out of white card, using the inner die with it, but used the separate cutting edge just as an emboss between the two dies.  I like the definition that gives it.  I cut the smaller die in the Provence set out of grey card as an accent for my sentiment, which was stamped and cut out with the oval from the tag set in the Austrian Collection.  I tied a double bow out of the dusty rose frilly edged ribbon and added some silver twine and a silver satin rose.  I made two matching stick pins to finish it off.  The card was then completed by piercing around the edge of a piece of white card.  I cut a thin grey mat and added a final white mat to finish it off.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.
 
The winner of this week's Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway Is:

Lancashire Steph!!!

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












186 comments:

Pam said...

Another lovely card Sue. Wowee Steph, congratulations, you have done it Hun xxx. I am so happy for you.
Kitty, congrats on your new grandson, hope he and his Mum are well.
Cheryl, gentle hugs, hope all went well yesterday.
Steph, gentle hugs for you too, hope you are feeling better.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, special hugs for Rory, Sarah, Leo and Skylar and anyone who needs one too.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful girly card. The colours are gorgeous. Anyone would be thrilled to recieve this creation. Congrats to steph on winning your beautiful card. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Now isn't this gorgeous and like a blast from the past style card Sue, love it. Keep them coming. hugs xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

I think this card and the colour combination you have used is just exquisite. Have a great weekend.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! Sue,
I love, love, love, this absolutely STUNNING card.
Everything is just beautiful
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Clai01 said...

Love the dusty rose card and of course the bow, it's beautiful, looks a nice combination. x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful soft and warm coloured card today, I have these dies but have not used them all yet so this has given me an idea.

Congratulations to Lancashire Steph, I know you will enjoy your prize.

To all those of you who are suffering, in pain or poorly, my heart goes out to you, hugs.

Keep safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the way you have used both the french and austrian collection dies on this card but I'm picturing it in different colours as I'm sorry but I don't like the grey (know that I will be in the minority here). I think grey is one of those "marmite" colours - you either love it or hate it!
Congratulations Steph - I'm so pleased that you have won Sue's card, I hope it cheers you up after the miserable time you have been having. Sandra - I love your idea of a "Weekend of Wilsonettes" - do you think we'd get any crafting done or would we all be too busy trying to put faces to names!
Congratulations to anyone celebrating this weekend and hugs to all in pain for whatever reason. Sue xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card today - the colours are very subtle
Pat x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely lacy card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
First of all a big THANK YOU to all the many congratulations on the birth of my grand son. Thank you Sue todays card is so cool and calm it is beautiful. To all the Wilsonettes have a great day. congrats to Lancashire Steph on winning the card. Take care all Kitty.

sued99 said...

I love this colour combination. So prettu.









Kitty Davies said...

Ps forgot to say both mum and baby Cole are fine. all the best Kitty.

Linda28 said...

What a beautiful card today Sue, Love everything about it. The colour combination is so classy and I really like the mixture of dies. The French border is now definitely on my list. Congratulations Steph on your win, enjoy. Have a great week- end everyone. Linda.

Joan D said...

Fabulous colours and textures. A most beautiful card x x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a lovely colour combo - love your oval die - well done Steph! Happy weekend all
Rgs
Clare W

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
What a Tremendous Card for a Saturday Morning, I truly Love the soft clean colours you've chosen for your Card The Beautiful Soft Dusky Rose, The White, and The Soft Grey Paper from your collection.
I Love The French Borders they are so Fabulous, and extremely Intricate, I have never ever had to use Wax Paper with any of your Dies they cut so well. I Love How You mix your Dies to create a Masterpiece like today using The Fabulous Provenance Die from The French Collection and then bringing in The Beautiful Saltzburg from The Austrian Collection I don't mix my Dies as much as I should! I Love The Fabulous Bow/Rose and Stunning Stick Pins.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This Beautiful Card,And For All Your Hard Work, I'm So Looking Forward To The Shows On Create And Craft On The 16th I Don't Normally Watch It Any More Unless Your On Or Someone From Creative Expressions, Sue I Truly Appreciate All That You Do, You Bring Us Excellent Cards, Share So Many Gifts With Everyone I'm Sure Everyone Will Agree With Myself Your Extremely Kind Person.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All
A Huge Congratulations To Lancashire Steph for Winning The Beautiful Wednesday Card Gift I'm Thrilled For You

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card, do love the grey and pink such a different colour combination! Love the dies and of course that lovely bow just sets the card off perfectly. Love Jean xxx. Congratulations to Lancashire Steph on winning your card giveaway!

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is very pretty,the colours are really nice together.
many congratulations to Steph on winning, I am sure she will treasure it and it will give her a lovely boost. Happy weekend everyone.
love Jan x x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue your card is utterly gorgeous there is no other word for it. The colour combination is perfect. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! This colour combination has the wow factor for me.
Colemans this morning after my craft club so looking forward to saying "hello", Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card with the fabulous combination of the dies and the oolours. My pearl pins have arrived so more to play with soon

Muriel x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty love the pale grey and white with a touch of colour so elegant.

Many congratulations Steph so pleased for you.

enjoy your weekend I am off to Port Sunlight today The best show in the North just hope this rain clears up a bit.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

This is some card, Sue, really love the colourway - always liked grey and with the dusky pink such a pretty combination. Gorgeous.
Lancs Steph - well done! You'll be one happy bunny today. So pleased for you.

'P' in Wales

Kitty - congrats on birth of your grandson Cole. What an unusual name.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful colours for this mornings card, it is beautiful. Congratulations to Lancashire Steph on winning the card, really pleased for you

Caroljsmith said...

Love the card sue colours are a change and very pretty together . Love it

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card to brighten up a dull morning. Love the dusty pink and grey combination.
Congratulations Steph on winning that lovely card. Have a great day everyone,
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Nice card nice colours together ... Happy crafting and have a nice weekend.....x

Jill Berg said...

What a beautiful card Sue, i love the colours you have paired together and the borders are amazing!

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card.

Jayne S said...

Wow! What a stunning card, amazing dies and beautiful colour combination.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful card , love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love this colour combo, so pretty, we need some dusty pink card I think. Very pretty card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Glennis said...

Another beautiful card - I love these colours together

Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue....pretty colour combination today, that touch of pink is lovely. Well done, Steph! Jo xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today with gorgeous colours,Well done Steph you have a lovely card to treasure.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card today in lovely soft colours. Very effective. I have never tried these colours together but will now. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heatherx congrats to the winner.

Bea said...

hi Sue
what a lovely feminine card - have a great weekend
x

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue,
this is the stunner of the week, without a doubt. Beautiful colours, shapes, accents - just everything is lovely, not least your stick pins.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Cameeli of Richmond said...

A very pretty card with the dusty rose ribbon it looks amazing!!

Steph, congratulations you must be over the moon!!

I have too many things going on and some going wrong at the moment so forgive the monotone and loss of MOJO.... I try to catch up with all the news about everyone but sometimes I just don't manage it..

Have a lovely weekend everyone and hugs for those who need.
Cameeli xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

The card is lovely, so elegant. I love the pink and grey.

Love, Roz.x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card, so pretty, love the dusty pink/grey. Enjoy your weekend.
Congrats to Steph, enjoy that gorgeous card : )
Thanks for the kind thoughts again ladies : )
Daily hugs to everyone as usual. Take care.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue wow what a pretty card I love it. I like the colours you have chosen.
I like the design of it. Take care xxx

Debs A

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty card. Looking forward to your One Day Wonder. I happen to be on leave that day so will be able to tune in and watch it live. Have a great weekend and congratulations to Steph on her lovely win.

Rosie said...

Morning Sue

Another gorgeous card. I do love the way you have tied your ribbon and rose on top, so, so pretty, including the rest of your card.
Congratulations to Steph
Have a lovely weekend....xxxx

val jones said...

Oh Sue, this is lovely. So love the colours together-definitely on todays making list.
Congrats to Steph.
Love Val in Spain x

Chris Curry said...

I love the delicate, gentle, feminine touch of this card. Thank you Sue.Xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful beautiful way to start a very very cold/dull/wet day here.
Today's gift is just so so special; truly elegant and very regal. Who wouldn't love to receive a gift such as this for either their bday or silver wedding anniv or just because. It certainly takes pride of place in my book and would definitely be framed for me to place it as a work of art. As you may just guess I really love today's gift.

Steph - I can hear the screams of delight down here in Sheffield. You are one very lucky girl and I'm not one bit envious well perhaps just a little(lol).
Sandra - wouldn't it be lovely to have a half way house. If only we all had a pair of red sparkly shoes and then we could click our heels and be in............
Norah - you're still here in my heart.

So Wilsonette Sisters it's World Animal day today so please give a thought to all the poor animals who may need a little tlc and start putting feeders etc in the garden. Autumn is now well and truly here and they need a little help.

Off to meet Mr E's Niece and our adopted grandchildren today for our fortnightly cup of coffee and catch up.
To all in need and not feeling too good at the moment hugs and hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you all tomorrow.
Janet x

Rach83 said...

Good morning Sue,

I think this might be my favourite card of all time! A bold statement but very true! I love the colours and your die cuts are exquisite. The bow and hat pins are so opulent. A truly stunning card.

Rachel x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
An amazing card, love it. The soft grey and dusty pink is a gorgeous colour combination, and I even like the bow on this one.
Lydia
X

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - this card is stunning, beautiful and so lovely. It really is a card I am sure most people would be amazed if they received it. Will my attempt look the same - I doubt it!!
Steph many congratulations you lucky lady - I am sure it will worth the wait.
Kitty congrats on the safe arrival of your new grandson.
Cameeli I hope everything slots back into place very soon and you are feeling brighter again.
Pam hope your ankle is behaving.
Norah I hope you and Rory are doing well and getting your Mum's garden up straight.
I have my dog looking expectantly at me so I think that means I'm off to get wet. Don't feel like walking as I have a cold still he needs his exercise and it's my job in the morning as I can manage it and hubby does the afternoons.
To all have a good weekend although I think the weather has definitely now changed.
Hugs are sent to anyone in need whether in pain, feeling down or just plain fed up. Take care Helen K xx

auscrafts said...

simply beautiful

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today. Love the dusky rose and soft grey, and of course your gorgeous dies :-) Congrats to Steph for winning the card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card! Love it! The colour combination is stunning and the composition shows the dies off so well. Best wishes, Anne O

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours. Thanks Sue.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is soooooooo pretty! The colour and the die cut Borders are stunning. Thank you for sharing.
Well done Lancashire Steph! I did a little whoop when I saw your name. So good to see a regular commenter win. Enjoy your prize.
Hugs if you need one.

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, so delicate. xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A real girlie card today. Love the die and colour combo.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
You just cant imagin how much I need this right now as Im feeling so poorly and its something I dont like admitting to myself let alone others. So thank you SO very much.
Another delightful work of art today Sue.

To our dear Wilsonettes that are struggling, feeling low, I send my heartfelt love and hugs. To those celebrating, congrats.
Hope those off to see Sue today have the most special day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it! A real beauty!

Steph, congratulations and what a boost as you have been struggling this week! Bet you are over the moon - you deserve it Hun!

Happy weekend to all xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A really pretty card which would look great on many mantelpieces. Love the greys and pinks.

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, this card is stunning I love the combination of colours pink & grey. Beryl xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh wow! Sue your creations are always stunning but sometimes there is that extra wow and this card today certainly has that huge extra 'WOW'! The colours are so beautiful and right up my street. Well done you talented lady.

Congratulations Steph I'm so pleased for your win and I do hope Sue's card will make you feel so much better and cheer you up...I'm so sorry to hear that you are poorly.

Hugs to all who need them and may your days soon be much brighter.

Love Sheila xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely colour combo I forget what a great colour grey can be!

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning card today. Love the colour combination and the choice of dies works well together. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another brilliant card today. Love the soft colours, they go so perfect together. The border dies are beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the mix of dies and the colour palette too.
Donna Jones

Hazel said...

Another beautiful card, love the colours, love everything about it.

Congrats to Steph on winning - what a lovely pick up for when you are not feeling to good. Hope they will get you sorted out bad back to feeling better soon. (((Hugs)))

Hazel xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty and I love the colour combination. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue You were right about the colour combination, they are wonderful! I absolutely love the card ..... I know that pink is not a favourite of yours but I just love it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Oh what a pretty card today, I love it and the lovely colours you have used, I imagine you have a rather large stash of papers, I would love to see a picture of your real craft room, where all the magic happens! Can I ask a question Sue, when you are sat down to create a card do you start with an idea in your head and then cut the dies you need or do you have lots of die cuts pre cut and just sit and play with them until you get a combination that you like? I have been meaning ask you for ages, xxx
Mrs B, I hope you are feeling brighter, missing you xx
Steph, I couldn't be more thrilled, you really need that prize card at the moment, I hope it brings a smile to your face, congratulations, I have all of my Sue cards up on the wall in my craft room! Hope you are feeling better too xxx
Pat (Witney) have you decided on a day to play? I can't do Monday or Tuesday but any other time is fine, poor old Pete, having to rub the door down and start again, how did he not notice the 'bits' in the paint? Maybe he was dipping his biscuits in the wrong pot while he was multi tasking, if he's anything like Paul the kettle is never off when he's home! He has good taste in board games, I love a game of scrabble, they all get frustrated with me though as I can't just play and let them do their turn, I am always trying to find them ways of getting extra points! I don't mind if I don't win!
Today I have set myself a challenge to use dies from years ago when I first started collecting them, back in the day when Sue did the launch shows on Create and Craft, in those days the Spellbinders used to sell out virtually after the first showing, it used to amaze me that Sue made all of her own sample/promotional cards. Now their spellbinder collections seem to drag on for weeks mainly because of the lack of inspiration from the cards that are used as samples, I have seen many different demonstrators and apart from Christine Emberson and Julia & Sam of course, none come anywhere near the very inspirational Sue W! In my opinion of course!
Anyway must go rummage through the 'archived' Spellbinders and have a play, it's all quiet here as Paul has taken the girls to a football match, it's very wet and windy today so I am staying home in the warm!
Crafty hugs to everybody
Sandra xxxx

Lacelady said...

LOVE the colour scheme this morning Sue, and those borders are really pretty. Super card.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, such a beautiful colour combination this morning! So beautiful
Janette x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, amazing card, beautiful colour combination. Well done Lancashire Steph for winning the card. Bx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Today's card is so beautiful and I love the colours you have used. Congratulations to Lancashire Stephen x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card and the colours just blend so well and don't overpower one another - a very beautiful subtle combination, I love it.
Have a great weekend, love Brenda xxxx

Steph Congratulations, I was so pleased to see your name up there winning the Wednesday card, I know it won't ease your pain but hopefully give your spirit a lovely lift. LOL

Cameeli, Sorry all is not well with you, whatever your problems are I hope and pray life improves soon. Sending love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning. Such a beautiful card. I love the colour combination. Perfect in every way. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
Another beautiful card. I just love it, the colours are so pretty.
Take care,
Evis McCarthy.

nattyboots said...

Congratulations Steph ,you lucky girl enjoy .

Hi Sue
I am loving your pink and gray card very subtle and clean looking .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh this is a really lovely card today !! White, soft grey and dusty Rose, a colour combo I would not have thought of trying together but it looks lovely. I am not sure about the background paper but everything else looks great !! I think the way in which you have combined dies from both the French and Austrian collections is fab Sue !! Everything looks great together and matches perfectly. I really love all the dies you have used. I love your bow and stick pins to. As you know Sue, I would make my own Rose from one of my most favourite die sets ever, your Classic Rose dies in place of the satin one. I am looking forward to one day getting your new Daisy dies to so that I can make some beautiful Daises, which is another flower I absolutely love. Please keep bringing us new flower dies Sue, they are all so beautiful and I love them all !! I also love your Faux Quilled Blooms, as they are beautiful to !! The Provence die set is high on my wish list. The trouble is Sue, everything is high on my wish list !!
Sending you lots of love and hugs today Sue. I hope you have a lovely crafty weekend and enjoy your shows love from Tres x x x

To Kitty, Congratulations on the birth of your new Grandson Cole. You must be thrilled !! Sending you lots of love and hugs today love from Tres x x x

To Steph, Congratulations on winning Sue's stunning Christmas card from Wednesdays card giveaway !! I know you have had a bad week and I really hope this will cheer you up right now. Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Norah, I am always thinking of you all. Sending lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Pam, Sending you and Robbie lots of love and hugs I hope you are both doing ok love from Tres x x x

Thinking of you Lynne M and fur babies, and Lindsey Martin, I hope you are both ok. Missing you loads love Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wilsonettes today, including Myra P, Linda Brock, Angela Wade, Maria Alder, Cameeli, Julie Laz and lots of other wonderful people on Sue's wonderful blog. (Sorry about my rubbish brain !!) Love and hugs from Tres x x x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely girlie card, love the colour combo..
Congratulations Steph on winning one of Sues lovely cards..
Hope you all have a lovely crafting week-end.
Gail Cx

hazel young said...

Fabulous colours, such a stunning card as always Sue love it xx hazel

Jane said...

Love the colour combo on this one.

Jane xx

Pam said...

Steph, I know you are feeling poorly at the moment, don't worry about the whoop whoop dance, I did it for you this morning and the ankle was fine. Get well soon Hun.
Cameeli, hope things start to improve for you soon, stay strong xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
I think the colours are lovely, they create a such serene look. The background paper looks fab so maybe a stamp in the future? I use the tone on tone effect a lot with my stamps since I watched you demo it, so thank you again for sharing.
Lorna D

Susan White said...

Congrats to Steph on winning your card! Like the colours on today's card, but it's a bit busy for me with the borders and the background paper. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Paula said...

A beautiful and elegant card Sue!

Paula x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, the colours on today's card are lovely, pink and grey do go together so well. Just love the border and the bow.
Steph I was so pleased to see your name for the Wednesday draw card, I hope it cheers you up.
Take care everyone, hugs to all, Jess x

SusanP, Kent said...

Love, love, love this colour combination! The card is just beautiful. I've held off long enough - I must get the French Border die NOW.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card today. Thank you.

Well done Lancashire Steph.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SO ELEGANT, LOVE THE COLOURS, VERY GIRLY. FRENCH BOARDER IS ON MY LIST TO BUY.
WELL DONE STEPH.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXXHUG

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SO ELEGANT, LOVE THE COLOURS, VERY GIRLY. FRENCH BOARDER IS ON MY LIST TO BUY.
WELL DONE STEPH.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXXHUG

CHERYL brown said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty today's card. Loving the soft colours and very elegant dies.
Thank you Pam,gentle hugs are needed today. op went well, was first on the list so discharged and home by 3.30pm! Very sore this morning but I am still here and taking it easy. Daughter Fiona here looking after me.
Thanks to everyone for their get well wishes. Hopefully this will be the last op so should start my radiotherapy mid November.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes that need one.
Love & hugs Cheryl xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Congratulations Steph on winning Wednesday's card. And also to Kitty on birth of grandson.
hugs Cheryl xxx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Another lovely card today. Congratulations to today's winner and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, a truly pretty card , beautiful colours , love the bow!
Have a great weekend Sue,
XxxRuth
Steph -glad you won the card and sorry you are poorlyxx

Kiraneries said...

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

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card I love this one, hugs sarah xx

Theresa Sweetman said...

Lovely card as usual

Norah McPhee said...

Dearest Sue and Wilsonette Angels,
What a pretty card today in the soft dove grey, pink and white. I missed the grey foundations card and it is such a beautiful colour. I think this is one i will need to hunt out at the SECC later this month. I do love this french border as it is so pretty and filigree looking. I think that this has to be my favourite of all the borders you have done and that is a hard thing to say as i love my SW dies because they are different and make so many different styles of card.
Oh Steph, i am so happy that you have won this weeks card. I know it will not take away any of your pain or rash but i hope sincerely that this has made your day and at least makes it more bearable today my dear friend. Thank you one special lady for bringing such happiness to me today for another special lady as she is so special, so determined and needs that wee bit lift and what a lift.((HUGS))
TxCowgirl Dawn, have fun playing with your new toys as i know the excitement that i have waiting on them coming and it only takes a day or two from Joanna, but please take it easy though as we don't want you landing back in your bed, although i bet that was the best kind of medicine that you could ever have.
Cheryl flower, i am thinking of you and sincerely hope that they got all out and you can fully recover. Keep that fighting instinct going flower and the power of positive thinking and you will get through this and beat it. Sending you gentle hugs as i don't want to hurt you.
Oh boy Sandra, would i not love that idea of a Wilsonette Retreat, but the question is would there be enough room for us all? I think i would be camping out for days before hand to make sure i got a place. I know that there is silly people out there camp out for days for a sale but a retreat would be a far better reason to camp out to get a place.
Pat L, it is wonderful news about wee Sarah, i know that it will take time but what a boost it must give you and her family and such hope for her to start seeing a difference already. Sending her hugs just to spur her on.
Can i just say to all the very special people here thank you for all the hugs and hopes that you fill me with. It sometimes feels like a one woman battle taking on everyone for Rory, but the encouragement that you all give makes me think that i am doing things right in my crusade for Rory. I bet the powers that be think it is a right old battleaxe that is questioning their methods and their ideas, but who else will fight and stand up for my beautiful boy if i don't. Mountains out of molehills have been said to be by both family and professionals and my expectations are too high but i only want what is best for him. What a beautiful lot of people come into my world each day i come on to Sue's blog and i thank my lucky stars the day i wrote down her blog address because i have found some of the world's most beautiful people.
From a dank and dreerie day up here in Glenochil i wish everyone a good day and hugs to all my very special friends.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Kate's Cards said...

The colour combo is lovely! I am going to try it later.

Gail said...

Very different but luvin it xx GailT xx

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Yes very pretty colour combo. Real girlie card. Caz x

Lesley Cann said...

Love the colour combination of this card. They are colours that I very often use.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunner and the colours are fab.
Congratulations Steph. well done.
Nancyd xx

Jean flowers said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, I live the colour combination. best Wishes Jean

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today, pretty. Hope you have a good day at Rushden

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the pink and grey

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous colour combination really pretty. Congrats to Lancashire Steph whom I'm sure will treasure your beautiful creation as would any of us.
Beverley W

Karen Drew said...

A lovely combination of colours today. Gives it a very elegant look
Luv
Karen xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, looks so elegent.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Dawn Holben said...

Another stunning card and the colours are beautiful.

Maryann Laursen said...

Another stunning card here today Sue. Really beautiful work as always, and definitely worthy for the Cardmaking Day today.
Big congrats to Steph being the winner of your card this week.
have a wonderful week-end everyone.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the colours you've used for this one, very nice!

Congrats to Steph on winning your card.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love the colour combination.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, what a beautiful,beautiful elegant card. Love the colour combination and the dies are fantastic as always. Congrats to Steph! Have a good weekend everyone. Gx

Jill Liddle said...

Another absolutely stunning card, love it.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies,
This is beautiful. Everything about it is so gorgeous.
Congrats to Steph.
Have a good weekend everyone.
xx

Vie Carter said...

Congrats to Steph

Lovely card today Sue

Vie
x

IVY Cheong said...

Good Afternoon Sue,

Oh wow I love this card. Love the grey and dusky pink together. Please please bring us the dusky pink cards!!!

Love,

Ivy ling xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I love the colour combination that you have used. Your dies do make a statement on a card. Congratulations to Lancs Steph on winning the Wed giveaway card. I hope it gives you much joy, you deserve it. Hugs to Pam Robbie and Norah, i bet it's wet in Scotland today as it is in Witney. Mrs B I'll email you and Sandra later to see what day you want to play. Apart from Mon and Tues both Sandra and I are easy on the day. I do hope you joints are better atthough this wet weather probably doesn't help. I was wondering about the weather and your girls Sandra with this rain.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, I love this card, crafty hugs Julie xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Afternoon Sue, my first thought as I looked at todays card was 'ooh, really pretty'. Love the colour combinations and so feminine.

Have a great weekend

Susi Mortimer said...

Afternoon Sue and all,
Love the card and colour combo today. Congrats to Steph. Hope you all have a good day. Susi x

Jan Moss said...

Afternoon Sue. Wow what a stunner!! This colour combo is scrummy. Just love it. Have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan. xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so beautiful, the colours are gorgeous. Have a great weekend in Rushden.
Ooooh Steph I am so happy for you, congratulations on winning that beautiful WOW. Stay strong dear lady, sending love and gentle hugs.
Pam gentle hugs to you and Robbie.
Cheryl gentle hugs, stay strong and positive.
Kitty congratulations on the arrival of your Grandson Cole, glad that Cole and his Mum are doing fine.
Cameeli hope things fall into place for you, gentle hugs.
Norah you keep on being a tigress for Rory, don't let them grind you down, you special lady, gentle hugs to you and Rory.
Sandra a Wisonette retreat sounds like heaven, hope your girls win at football.
Lynne M and Lindsay missing you both, come back soon.
Special hugs to Tine E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Sandra, Mrs B, Myra P, Maureen K, Heather T, Anne C, P in Wales, Helen K, Ita, Tres, Julie and Lee, Janet Echo, Brenda l, Wheely Bad and Billy, Meg O and babies Leo and Skylar, Pat L and Sarah, Angela W, Maria A and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, love the colors especially the pins it is so beautiful. Thank you

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, they just keep getting better! I love the subtle colours and the patterned paper you found in your stash is really pretty. I just adore any of your cards that contain the pins, so this is just perfect. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Nana on the Hill said...

Beautiful Sue, just beautiful.

Anne Crawford said...

Truly beautiful card! I love the colour combination and the French borders are my favourite ones to use at the moment they are just so intricate and delicate looking.
Good to see you back June Yorkielass and thankyou And all the other lovely blog friends for your Congratulations , we have certainly been spoiled by our family and have had the best time!
Congratulations Steph in winning the Wednesday card! I hope it gives you lots of pleasure and takes your mind off your pain for a wee while,and I hope you feel better soon.
Congratulations to Kitty on the birth of your new grandson Cole ( love the unusual name)
Also , Congratulations to Fuffycat and her hubbies on their 44th anniversary !
Love and Hugs to all, especially those feeling poorly or down xoxo

Anne Crawford said...

Sorry, Fluffycat , that should be hubby! ( one is enough ) LOL !

Laura O said...

another stunning card ,well done Steph .Laura O

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful card and I love the pink and grey together.

'P' in Wales - thank you for the anniversary wishes yesterday.

Lancashire Steph - Congratulations on being the Wednesday winner. I was so pleased for you when I saw your name. If receiving a Sue card doesn't make you feel so much better I don't know what will :-)
Frances

fluffycat said...

Anne Crawford - thanks also to you, I must have been typing as you were posting! Hope you had a great day and enjoy/enjoyed your party.
Frances

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Sooooo Pretty!! I Love pink and grey together, so elegant!!

Robin said...

Sue as you rightly say - a lovely colour combination - lovely card.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, you've been very busy making some stunning cards over the last couple of weeks.
Sorry I've not followed to closely as I've been away in Egypt and on return found that we had been burgled while away. Our wonderful daughter dealt with it all so we returned to a clean and tidy house. The thieves only took my jewellery, thank goodness. It's left us feeling rather strange as if it hasn't really happened.
Keep bring your wonderful cards.

Regards Zena x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love grey/silver card and it goes so nicely with pink.
Congratulations to Steph on winning a Sue card, if I remember right it is that beautiful red and white one with the gorgeous poinsettias, it is one of my favourites!!!

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the design and that backing paper is divine, So, so pretty.

Love & Hugs

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

vanessa said...

Afternoon Sue, a lovely colour scheme pink & grey, it is always a good combination & all the Embellishments are
Beautiful I just love this card wow wow wow. Vanessa xx

Annie said...

Afternoon, Sue, wow, this is just bee-u-it-ful! Love the colours and the lacy effect of the borders. Just gorgeous!
Congrats to Lancashire Steph!
Hugs Annie x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I'm late posting but got up this morning and the weather was lousy so started crafting and only just realised I hadn't posted lol. I lost my mojo for quite a while but boy it's back with a bang I've really enjoyed my day.
Today's card is gorgeous I love the colours you've used they are so pretty.
Congratulations Steph I bet that cheered you up.
Cameeli sorry to hear your not having a good time sending you a hug.
Congratulations Kitty on the birth of your grandson Cole.
Glad it went well for you and your home hopefully your treatment can start soon. Sending you a very gentle hug.
Hugs for Yorkielass and all who need one
Hugs x
Heather T
Ŷ

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,yes Sue this colour combo.,is one I should also use,it is fantastic,I also like lemon,and gray, thank you for all your inspiration.
Ita.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
This is my second attempt! The last one went into the wide blue yonder! I just love today's card. It is beautiful. The colours are lovely and favourites of mine. I have used these shades with your Christmas Baubles - silver back and pink cut out decorated with pearls! I love them, anyway! Today's card is one of my favourites. Thank you Sue! xx
Steph - I was thrilled to bits when I saw you had won Wednesday's gorgeous card. Enjoy! I hope it makes you feel even a tiny bit better today. So sorry you are suffering. Get well very soon. xx
Frances - Congratulations to you and your husband on your 44th Wedding Anniversary. Have a lovely day.
Cheryl - pleased things went well yesterday. So lovely your daughter is looking after you. Sending love to you too. xx
Janet - bird feeders all present and correct . Likewise bird bath! Three squirrels have been going nuts in our garden racing up and down trees all afternoon! I think there must be something in the beech nuts!
Kitty - what an unusual name. Congratulations , pleased Mummy and baby Cole doing well.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Special hugs to those who are unwell.
Love to Sue, Anne, Brenda L , Sheila, Steph, Norah and Rory, xx, Lindsay ( hope you ok) , Lynne ( hope you ok ), Lynda, Tres, Wheelybad, Theresa, Julie L, Sandra, Tres, Pam and Robbie, June, Alison, Frances, Diane . Love Myra xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour combination and the border die would make lovely flowers.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
A lovely colour combo. I love the grey and pink together.
Congrats to Stephanie - I'm sure you will enjoy the card it's a beauty.
Sheila x

Sandy H said...

Lovely card, lovely colours. The French borders (and the corners and tag) are beautiful.
Well done Steph.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and lovely combination of colours. Congrats Steph, enjoy your card I'm sure it will be on display for a long time!
Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

DMJ said...



What a lovely combination of colours, makes a smashing card!!



Doreen x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, really like these colours very soft and muted. Congrats to the Wed winner. I am late even for me, as I went to Colemans Warehouse and sat and watched our leader do her thing. Thank you Sue, for you infinite patience.
X Ros

CraftyJo said...

Some lovely elements to enjoy and emulate here, thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours and the border die.
Veronique L

barbara macaskill said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card! LOVE the colors and the die cuts are exquisite!!! Can't wait to get my hands on some of them! Hopefully sooner than later!!

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today, I love the soft pink and grey combo , very gentle but with big impact. I have to confess I bought the French boarder die this week - it just fell into my basket! Whoops ! Have been looking around Portsmouth university in the rain today - closer to home but just as tiring! Congratulations Steph on winning the card giveaway, hope it brings a smile to your face when it arrives. Have a great weekend love Diane G xxxxx
Cheryl - how lovely your daughter is looking after you. Take care of yourself and gentle hugs xxxx
Zena how awful being burgled whilst you were away, what a lovely daughter you have cleaning up the mess. Xxx
Cameeli big hug today xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Just been reading some comments.
Zena - so sorry you have been burgled. Sorry too that you have lost your jewellery. It's often the sentimental value that upsets us. So very sorry. How lovely that your daughter put the house to rights for you. Sending hugs!x
Love Myra

Jean Bullock said...

Exquisite! I love the colors you chose for this one. Everything is perfect and the bow and stickpins are such wonderful finishing touches. Of course, I pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605176393/

Diane Maitland said...

Good evening Sue. What a beautiful combination of colours in todays card, it makes a beautifully stunning card. Diane xxxx

nannapat said...

What lovely soft colours and a beautiful design. I have the French collection and these borders cut perfectly every time. Pat x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations to Lancashire Steph, enjoy your beautiful 'Sue original'.
A thoroughly gorgeous card today, fabulous colours that go together perfectly.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Theresa Pace said...

loving the colours here. it has a lovely floaty softness to it. you know Sue pink and grey was my school uniform so this has taken me back lol. hugs xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Well done Lancashire Steph, what a lovely way to start the weekend.
Another gorgeous card again Sue. Love pink and grey together.
Lots of love
Jo xx

craftynanna said...

evening sue, what a wowser it gorgeous, i love the colour, the style, the design everything,
congratulations lancs steph on your lovely win hope it gives you a bit of a lift, regards to all J

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is Maggie (better without a bow) here to say that from now my comments will be erratic to say the least. I'm off to Australia to visit my daughter. Yippee. I shall be back in a month and will say hello again then. I shall certainly miss my daily Sue Wilson fix but don't think that I shall be within reach of wifi very often so will have to make do without you all. Keep crafting and I shall look forward to catching up on my return. Love Maggie (better without a bow) xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

I love this colour combination. What a delightful card. Happy Days.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another beauty today, really do like the colour combination.
Steph - congratulations on winning one of Sue's wonderful cards. I'm so pleased for you. Cameeli sorry things aren't going too well for you at the moment, but I'm sure things will get better soon. Remember we are all here for you. Sending love and hugs to all who need or want them. Love Alison xxx

Darlene4527 said...

Such a beautiful color combination!

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. The colours work beautifully on this card, so very pretty. xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I adore this card, great colours and love the dies so much

lynda said...

Hello Sue &Wilsonettes Gorgeous & Very pretty card today I love the colour combo so delicate,the dies used are lovely,the bow in that gorgeous pink Wow a beautiful masterpiece Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sandra I'm up for a Willsonette retreat sound great.
I have updated my blog with some new cards. Love & HugsLynda xx

Lancashire Steph CONGRATULATIONS on winning Wednesdays card. I was thrilled to see your name,I hope it's cheered you up a little, so sorry your poorly & in pain your in my thoughts & prayers stay strong lovely lady sending you Big but gentle Hugs love Lynda xx

Cheryl B so pleased all went well yesterday & your home let your daughter spoil you stay strong & positive gentle hugs Lynda xx

Frances congratulations to you & your hubby on 44th anniversary hugs Lynda xx

Janet I have filled 3 bird feeders with seed & 3 with Fat balls today, hugs Lynda xx

Kitty pleased mum & baby Cole are doing well hugs to you all Lynda xx

Zena sorry your where burgled while you were away what a terrible shock for you, lovely your daughter cleared up for you Hugs Lynda xx

Norah hang on in there you are doing a fantastic job with your special boy Rory who has a special Mum in you love & hugs to you both Lynda xx

Lynne M & Lindsay Martinez hope your both ok missing you both gentle hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs To Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkilass,Sue (Mrs B,)Pat S,Myra P,Tina E & Clair,Tres,Tandy,Hazel,Wheely Bad,Lindsay,Maureen K,Pauline A,Ita,Julie Laz,Brenda L,Diane M,Texcowgirl, enjoy playing with your new dies ,TOB Theresa,Nanna Tina,Janet Ecco,Meg Leo & Skyla,
Cheryl B,Pat L & little Sarah so brave,Pam & Robbie Hugs to yo both,Lynne M Tilly & Cully.
Love & hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs For all who need or want one or two xx

lynda said...

Sorry Cameeli hope you are in a better place soon & feel better Love & hugs Lynda xx

janet said...

Beautiful!! But sadly my mantelpiece will remain bare yet again :(
Hugs Janet in Kent

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue lovely card as always the colour, is great. your demos at colmans this morning where great me and mum enjoyed ower self's we both came away with some of your stamps and dies I think I may have got mum hocked on your dies .great day had by us both .Then as afer getting home and using the new dies and stamps I thought I would have a look at the volume 3 project book and in side I found on the 1st project was the great lady signature this was a great surprise thank you for a great morning hope to see you there again soon please .

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous colour combo today. I love it soft but elegent. Well done to Steph.

Love this border die.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful beautiful card, love everything about it
Congratulations Steph on winning a WOW card and hope it gives you a real lift
Norah hugs to you and Rory, you keep fighting for him
Pam special hugs to you and Robbie too
To Lynda, yorkielass and everyone who sent special wishes to Sarah, thank you so much
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Janice K said...

A very pretty card with great detail and dimension in lovely soft colours.x

terrie said...

This card is beautiful and I love the color combo that you used...
Just lovely.
Well done Sue

AnneRD said...

Great dies and the colours, well they are just up my street! Anne x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful card today. I love this austrian die you used it is gorgeous. Lovely flower too. The background color is stunning on this card.

surdogal said...

Gorgeous card as always Sue - loved the demo at Colemans today, food for a crafty soul and you were tight - I was meant to be Essex - my mind went blank when you asked.c- I got there eventually :-

Janet Morcombe said...

Gorgeous card as usual :o) I love the grey and white.

Jan x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed this beautiful card yesterday- up and out early and not back till late.
Denise X

Lacelady said...

I am definitely going to put the background die on my bucket list, the more I see it, the more I want it. I love the multi frame look too.

Lacelady said...

I am definitely going to put the background die on my bucket list, the more I see it, the more I want it. I love the multi frame look too.

Jackie Whiteman said...

Pretty card, nice use of colours, grey and pink, really pretty

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
stunning card and lovely colours xx
crafty hugs helen xx