Sunday, 19 October 2014

Old Oak Tree

 Good Sunday morning all!  First of all I should probably say that I am either very late or really really early with this card with it's Happy Father's Day sentiment on it.   However, in my defence, I did make this card earlier in the year and the sentiment was just right at that point! LOL   I do think, however, it is a great card for a guy any time of the year so with that in mind, I decided to post it today.  I really like this stamp as it is so versatile for those pesky guy cards we all have to make from time to time!  I decided to make the entire card a bit distressed and started by tearing the edges on two pieces of Sky blue card.  I inked the torn edges with Tea Dye distress ink.  I stamped my sentiment in the lower left corner.  I mounted them on a piece of white card.  Next I stamped the Old Oak Tree stamp on to kraft card in Black Archival ink.  I cut it out using the Innsbruck die set and outer cutting insert for a bit of decoration around it.  Before removing it from the die, I inked it with Tea Dye for a bit of definition.  I cut a small circle out of copy paper and used it as a mask for a moon shape.  Using a white pencil, I added some haze around the mask and then a bit of outlining around the tree.  I used a blue pencil to add colour to the lake and tie in the blue background card.   Before adhering it to the card, I cut a piece of hessian (burlap) and removed a number of the strands in both directions.  I glued this to the card, then attached my focal element die cut on top.   I finished the card with a double kraft card mat and added Cosmic Shimmer  Choco Brown PVA glue dots around the edge.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.

Now for the weekly Comment Game Winners.  This week's winners are:
Sue Edwards!!!
Deb E Isle of Wight!!!
Karen Zg Ratcliffe!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Oct.15th, the winners are:
Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland!!!
Natalia Smith!!!
Sandie Braithwaite!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your crafty prize!  Al for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I really like this one. Congrats to all winners, enjoy your prizes.
Lynda, thanks for keeping us updated about Lynne, please tell her she and her family are in my thoughts.
Norah, I am sure the almost newly weds will treasure what you have done for them with the wedding invitations, what a lovely personal gift to them.
Happy Sunday to all,, hope the day is kind to you, hugs to everyone xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue and all those textures wow.xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, another stunning card today, I always struggle with male cards so this has given me some ideas, love the hessian touch to it.

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

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Such a masculine card and versatile for most occasions, really loving The Old Oak Tree it's such a great stamp. I need to get hold of the tea dye is such a lovely colour for autumn...
Thanks for sharing.
Have a a great day everyone.

Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Congratulations to all the winners
Cameeli xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you I love this card, it could be made quite spooky too for this time of year. and it would be lovely for a golden wedding. Have a good day all congrats to winners. Take care Kitty.

Maryann Laursen said...

I think this card will work just perfect for both a guy and a girl. I would love to get one like this any time, that´s for sure. Wonderful stamp image and great decoration on the entire card. Just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the use of burlap on this - must try that! Congrats to winners - Happy Sunday all
Clare W

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Great male card, they are always so difficult, love the colours and textures

Muriel x

Edwina Scotney said...

Super card Sue, I liked it when it was shown on C&C it nice to get a better look at the detail. The colouring detail is beautiful, thanks for sharing. Edwina

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue, very different. Congrats. to all winners. Enjoy your Sunday everyone. JJ

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Saw this card or one like it on your show, great stamp for the men folk!
Congratulations winners,
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sue, what an unusual card - who would have thought of that colour combination but it really works. Like the distressing and the burlap - perfect for the occasion.
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

Lynda - hi and hugs to Lynne. Where's Lindsay, now??

Clai01 said...

Well Sue the card also has a Autumn feel to it because of the colour so we can pretend the sentiment is for am October Birthday, ha great card for a male. x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Wow, this is a real stunner that would be perfect for the men. I love the stamp and then how you have added the haze and outlined the tree. It is these small touches that you do that make your cards so special. The hessian and distressed edges all add to make a gorgeous card.
Congratulations to the Comment Game winners : )
Norah, congratulations on proving to the snob that Kelly was so right to ask you to make the invites. You should be very proud of yourself : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

I like how you have defined the moon. Altogether a really good card for a man.

Love, Roz.x

Marion Bull said...

What a great card for a man. Is often a struggle to think of something for the male species! Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Wow, this is very different
It is always difficult to find inspiration for male cards, and I will remember this
Pat x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sie wow I love this one its a greate mans card. I love the colours and the design of it. Take care

Debs A xxxx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
What a Tremendous Card, I Love Every Aspect Of It, Yes It's Great For A Man's Card But Change The Colours And Textures And You've Got A Stunning Card For A Lady! It Could Be Used For A Birthday Card.
I Just Love The Use Of The Fabulous Kraft Card It Looks Amazing When You've Cut And Embossed Your Main Image Using The Awesome Innsbruck Die.
I Love How You've Added The Hessian To Your Card I Love How You've Torn The Edges Of Your Backing Paper.
Then There's The Stunning Old Oak Tree Stamp I Just Love This I Love How You've Created The Haze Around The Moon By Using A White Pencil It Looks So Effective Indeed And Also The Lake, And The Chocolate PVA Glue Dots Around The Edges Which Look Fantastic As Always.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Your Work With Us Some Fabulous Techniques Used In Today's Card And I For One Love To Learn Anything New, I So Appreciate Everything You Do, Well I've Got A Great Crafty Week This Week I'm Going To A Craft Show In Doncaster (Where I Live) Then On Tuesday I'm So Excited I'm Going To Kettering To Full Day Workshops With Julia Watts And I Can't Wait!
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All
Congratulations To All This Week's Comment Gift Winners.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card for those
pesky guys in our lives that are so hard to make for.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Nancyd xx

Jane said...

When I saw this one I thought I didn't like the colours, then i sat back looked at it and it looks quite impressive great man card.

Jane xx

Glennis said...

Love it! Perfect for the man in your life!

Eemeli said...

Beautiful color scheme. Love the simple design.
Congratulation to all the lucky winners!


carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and all, great card today, a little different and useful for many occasions. I love the old oak scene perfect for autumn time. Congratulations to all the winners x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card I find it hard thinking of masculine cards. Using burlap is a great idea it really adds to it. i love the stamps that fit into the dies it's a brilliant idea.
Norah congratulations on showing SIL that handmade invitations can be exquisite.
Lynne hope things work out soon sending a hug
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

barbiepinkfairy said...

Unfortunately this one not for me orange just doesn't do it for me. I do love the stamp though!

Away as from tomorrow will try to keep up with you all wifi permitting!

Love Alison xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a very damp but beautiful Autumn morning here in Burgandy.
Thank you thank you for today's gift. It has just come in time for my granddaughter's partner's birthday. I love the ideas you have used (and I can think of many of the male species who the tattered edges and burlap applies to).

I have to catch up with posts from Thurs/Fri/Sat and will try to do this today. So I hope that I haven't missed any extraordinary happenings and that everyone is coping and feeling better. It's definitely Autumn here the colours are wonderful in the forests but it's also quite chilly so log burner time to make everything warm and snuggly.

Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.
To all who are not feeling 100% hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love different textures on a card so this one is wonderful to me.
Congratulations to all the comment winners. Lynda, thanks for the message from Lynne, please let her know that she is in my thoughts. Norah, anyone can pay for invitations but the ones made with love will always be treasured. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. Hope you had some good quality sleep to prepare you for, I dare say another busy day for you, or do you have 'Sunday off' ?
Well done to all winners today, enjoy your useful gift, I know I still do.
What a great masculine type card (I so agree with Patricia, men's cards fill me with dread, no flowers or bows, urgh) so its really helpful when you give us samples of more male like cards, although with a quick change of colour it can be changed for a female card. Your highlighting techniques bring some eeriness to the whole of the picture and bring it alive, the white pencil makes a whole bunch of difference to the scene. Such a great card to finish the week, you have bought us some amazing samples, two fantastic video tuts, and how can we forget the Thursday of all Thursday's, what a great week, thank you, but I should imagin there are quite a few Wilsonettes looking forward to next weeks post (and salary cheque) lol.

Pam - Hope your gentle return to work hasn't taken too much out of you, but I bet its been great to start to get back to 'normal' its been a long time hon xx

I need to go back and read the latter posts from yesterday as my concerns for Lynn and 4 paws are growing, and for Lyndsey !
Im hoping your holiday in Turkey dear friend is a relaxing one, you SO need some R&R.

To those who feel sad and down or feeling unwell, I send a bouquet of hugs and hope you know we all care.
Have a good.Sunday.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card Sue not sure about the colour, but that may be the light when photographed.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very different but lovely card from you today, just right for a male card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Just to say have voted for you in every category I could Sue so let's hope you are a well deserved winner!
Steph, I put a vote in for Lynne's little craft haven hope it gets noted as it is heaven too me!

Jayne S said...

Lovely stamp on tnis card, and a very useful card for the men in our lives.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, I like today's card design , but just not so sure of the colour, it's got a great autumn feel to it. I think it's the type of card that grows on you. Hazel x

Norah, I think someone is jealous!!! Your gift will be hard to match. As someone else said a gift made with love. ( and a load of hard work too). I bet your arm is sore, take it easy. Hazel x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Great card for a man thank you for sharing tracyw x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is fantastic it is just right for the men in our lives. I do like the stamp very much. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue for a man ... Happy crafting ...x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is such a stunning card. Must get my hands on that stamp, it's beautiful and the colours you have used are gorgeous anyone would be proud to have this sent to them. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue = this is a brilliant card for a man and I love the way you have done the colouring, it is so effective. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Male cards are always tricky but this just fits the bill! Thanks for the inspiration Sue.
Jimi Mac

Chris Curry said...

A different card for you Sue. It's great, especially for a man, perfect. Thank you. Xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the distressed look and great colours too

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card today. I love the colours and textures. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

gwen70 said...

Love the colours on this gorgeous card Sue

Joan D said...

A great one for the "boys"! Always struggle with them but this is one to keep in mind. Xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card for a man and I love the stamp and howe you have used the colour.
Lynda thank you so much for letting us know how Lynne is and I hope her hubby and soon are well on the road to recovery and Lynne herself can get some serious rest time. Sending her special hugs.

Norah well done for making such a special gift for the bride-to-be and I'm so pleased she like them. Hope Rory is still doing well at college.

We had a lovely day with Nikki, went shopping and had some lunch and all she wanted was a new purse and was thilled when she saw a shiny black patent one. My Mum bought her a lovely little patent bag many moons ago and she took it everywhere with her till eventually it got really tatty and was thrown out...I think the purse sort of reminded her of that. She has always amazed us with her memory even though she is Special Needs...needless to say she was thrilled with her purse.

Congratulations to all the winners today enjoy your prizes.

Hugs to allin need of them and hope you days get brighter very soon.

Love Sheila xx

hollyberry said...

WOW this card is amazing.Your highlighting of the stamp is just wonderful.Thank you so much.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card for the men in our life I really like the Old oak tree stamp.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, what a lovely inspiration for a Men's card. These i find so hard to do, but you have given us some great ideas on here. Love the colour combination too...TFS

Congratulations to all the winners....xx

auscrafts said...

different but good to see cards suitable for men

Aspiring crafter said...

Great card Sue, love that stamp , so useful and this card could work for lots of occasions.
Have a great day Sue and take care,
Congrats to winners

Jill Berg said...

Great idea for a masculine card!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when it was shown on Thursday, it is amazing how much difference the use of a pencil can make. The colours are lovely and autumnal.

Love Rosemarie xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and although I'm not usually in to torn edges it really looks a great guy card especially with the burlap. I am really loving the stamps, in fact I have this one and have used it on some Christmas cards.
Love Val in Spain x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A really great card for a guy as you say. Very effective.

Diane said...

Hi Sue great card today and I love that stamp, so atmospheric. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Diane G xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Sorry Sue but its not for me today. Im not a hessian/burlap fan but the stamp against the sunset colours is very effective.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card for the guys. I love the light blue with the brown and the hessian is great for male cards. That tree stamp is stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Linda28 said...

Good morning Sue, A great card today, as everyone says great for a mans card, could alter the colours and the stamp with the different seasons of the year as there are so many colour variations in the burlap now. Thanks for the inspiration Sue, Have a great Sunday everyone. Linda.

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue. What a clever way to do the moon.

Anne (Northampton)

Andrea Sykes said...

Hi Sue and all,
fantastic card for men. With your stamps and dies many variations could easily be made. I love the colours personally and it has given me great ideas for men's cards, which we all prefer not to do!
I hope everyone is well and taking great comfort in all the kind wishes from everyone.
Take care all of you,
love, Andrea xx

Andrea Sykes said...

I posted comments several times yesterday but they haven't appeared. Today however, my post appeared, you learn something new everyday. I must be getting good at blogging lol.
I would like to thank Sue and the team for all their hard work, especially Sue. I would also like to thank all the Wilsonettes. I posted on the blog or any blog for that matter, for the very first time a few days ago. The comments I received were heart warming and very much appreciated! Thank you all for making me feel so welcome.
Love and best wishes and happier times for some of us, love, Andrea xx

CHERYL brown said...

A very interesting card for men. Love the stamp.
Good news from recent hospital check-up, the second op did the trick and finally I can now start my radiotherapy mid November. On tablets and scans for years to come but a small inconvenience to pay for good health. Many thanks to all who have posted messages of support, you remarks are greatly appreciated.
So I am sending great big bear hugs to all Wilsonettes who may be undergoing health, work or family problems. We may never meet but I feel we are all so supportive of each it's like having a comfort blanket wrapped around you when we neeed it most. Thank you.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Ooops sorry forgot to congratulate the winners. I am sure you will love your gift.Hugs Cheryl xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a stunner. This card is not only great for men but also nature lovers. I just love the stamp and how you have highlighted the moon and round the tree. Hope you weren't to worn out Pam after you week of work. I know it was only a few days but I bet it felt like a week.
Hugs to all in need of one today. Glad to hear that the bride to be loved her invites Norah.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is a really gorgeous example of your never ending inspiration. Love the colours. Congrats to the winners of the comment game. Bx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Yet another gorgeous creation and this card was the reason I gave in and bought this stamp with dandelion meadow on Thursday. Just waiting for it to arrive. Lovely surprise to see I was one of the comment winners. Thanks again Sue and keep up all the hard work.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone, love today's card and male cards are always challenging! Congrats to all the winners. Have a great day Gx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the autumn colours xx hazel

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card for a man it's just right. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Yes I agree this could be a man's card for anytime of the year. I love the colours. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Janice Wallace said...

Morning all,
you are making me start to like tattered edges, as I can see how this would appeal to several men in my life.
Janice W

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Brilliant card.

Best I've seen in a long time.

Thanks for the inspiration. X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
great card for those peskies. I've been looking at this stamp for quite some time and this has decided me - it's a "NEED" one.
Your torn edges always look nice, can't say that mine do - perhaps I'll have to practice a bit more...
Hugs, Rose

TDQ Karen said...

Really like this card, the stamp is stunning and I lie how you have created the arty sky. Congratulations to all the winners x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, the oval die cut makes the tree look like a classic framed picture.


lorna said...

Hi Sue,

An ideal card for men. I love this stamp it can be transformed to suit any occasion and they fit so beautifully into the dies. The shows on Thursday highlighted this perfectly so much so I bought another set of stamps :-)
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A fantastic card again today. A great card for the men as you say. I love the colour combination too. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

jane said...

Hi Sue
Love the card it's very different and ideal for a male which I always have trouble with.
I am sorry you are not going to be in the NEC as I always go. It is difficult getting to shows when you live in Wales.
You will no dought enjoy being in Florida for thanks giving it's a lovely time for you.

Enjoy your day
Jane xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue ,love it
Elaine H X

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue - great men's card today - as, unless they have a particular hobby, I always have great difficulty finding something suitable! This stamp is certainly one to buy!
Many thanks
Janette xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a fantastic card for these pesky
men, they are so hard to do, thank you. Love the torn edges, makes me want to use this more often.
Pam enjoy your week end after your return to work, I bet you felt exhausted.

Congratulations to all today's winner, enjoy your goodies

To everyone else who needs some TLC, take care.
Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely "man" card.
Regards, Evis M.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, wow, a really great guy card, perfect if they love the outdoors. Who wouldn't love that tree.
X Ros

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue so dread men's cards this is stunning thank you love to all congrats to the winners live June xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great card for the men in our lives. The stamped image is beautiful. Congratulations to all the lucky winners

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I really really like this card. I dont have any of your stamps yet but now they are on the wish list which ever!! Thank you for sharing and giving a lot of inspiration to all of us.Hugs Heatherx

Susan White said...

Love this card, but alas my pin it button isn't working! Such a clever effect with the pencils on the craft card, and a great stamp!! Thanks for sharing. Congrats to all the winners today too, Susan x

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning everyone,
I like the stamped image but as I've said before I can't do messy. Enjoyed your demos on C&C this last week.
Keep up the wonderful designs.
Love Zena x

Julie Bee said...

hI sUE

lOVE THIS CARD, WHERE do you get your idea's from, you have taught me so much.

Congrats to all the winners.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Yes a bit of both I would say lol,great card hugs Sarah xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, love what you have done here and as you say suitable for any time of year and particularly for a male card. Love from Jackie D

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the stamp and how you've brought it to life with the minimum of colouring in!! Congratulations to all the winners today and yesterday
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
This is a great card at any time, different colour scheme and it fits a different season. Really enjoyed the shows but only got to catch up last night. The stamp is so versatile. Congratulations to all the winners. Best wishes to all.
Vanessa x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Sue!

Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a super card today so suitable for men but oh dear, more torn edges :( I really will have to try harder to make mine look more like yours and less like something the cats have been playing with :-)
I love the way you have coloured in the stamp and made a moon, very clever.

Congratulations to all of today's winners, enjoy playing with your prizes.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great male card, I usually don't like torn edges but this seems to suit this card along with the burlap. Love the stamp.
Congratulations to the winners.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Thank you for giving us a Mans Card I am always stuck what to do for them but this is great
Carol x

craftynanna said...

morning sue, this is a lovely mans card and oh how i struggle with those, somehow they never come out right, but this one is great, thank you sue, well done to all the winners , regards to all, J

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card it's a really great man's card. Why are men's cards so difficult, especially the ones who aren't into pubs, darts, sports or cars? So thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration.
Beverley W
PS congrats to the winners.

CraftyJo said...

Love it! Not a bow in sight ;)

Joanna Dickson said...

Lovely card for a man Sue. Definitely one to remember .
have a great Sunday
lots of love
Jo xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Well, I'm undecided with this one. I like the stamp, colours, hessian, but I think the distressing is too much for me. And yet, I loved the white double distressed one you did a little while ago, and also on C & C. I still wouldn't say "No" if it were sent to me though!!!
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Andrea, I loved your closing sentiment on your post today.
Love and hugs to all, and I hope you have as good a day as you can. xx

Helen Kington said...

This is a lovely card Sue and like so many I struggle with cards for men. Your ideas are all gratefully received.
Congrats to all the winners.
Lynda please add my best wishes to Lynne and all her family.
Norah your are such a kind lady and I am sure everyone who receives an invitation will be so amazed at all your hard work.
Pam first week back is over and done with and week two is fast approaching hope all goes well.
Hugs and thoughts are sent to all who feel that life is not fair at present. Hope everyone has a good day and having read the forecast I think we all need to button down the hatches. Here's to a good week ahead. Helen K xx

SHARICA said...

Congrats to winners, cool men's card .. xx

Gail said...

Wow how different is this for a Sue card but luv and perfect male card for any occasion - I do luv the distress and inking technique xx GailT xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
congrats to the winners.
What a super creation today.
The design is super and the colour choice is fab.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Great card for men, I love the Oak tree stamp and the way you have used your white pencil to give depth.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hope everyone is having a good day, love Brenda xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette Angels,
I love this card Sue and it was really nice of you to bring something different to our screens and unusual. I think this would make a lovely card for any man whatever the time of year, you're just coaxing us around to Fathers day that's all. The stamp is a beauty and done in the autumn colours looks really beautiful, but there again i love the colours of autumn as they are so varied. Another WOW Sue, thank you for the constant and surprising inspiration that you give to us each and every day. We are never let down because each day is another beauty brought to our lives by a beauty. I too added your name to where i could on the awards questionaire/voting form as i felt that your name should have been in included in a lot more categories because of the multi talents that you possess. Everything is crossed that you sweep the floor at the awards.
Lynda, please let our Lynne know that i am thinking of her and sending hugs to her and her family. I hope that she feels more able soon as she is missed.
I'm sorry you have been ill Katie-Louise, i hope that you are on the mend now and feeling a bit more like yourself. A virus is a horrible thing to get and the doctors say they can't do anything or give you anything because it is a virus. Sending a hug your way.
Wheely, so glad that you made the obvious right choice in P.A. as they are more than just a worker or colleague, they are someone that you are putting your life in their hands and so much the better if she can enjoy your hobby with you then she doesn't feel like a spare wheel. Enjoy yourselves today with your dad and stepmum and i have my fingers crossed for you flower over the hydro pool because it might just make the biggest difference to you.
Sheila, i can understand Nikki's love of her wee patent bag as i had a red one when i was wee and it went everywhere but it looked kinda funny with the dirty face, skint knees, one sock up, one down and the ponytail skeewiff but it went with my RED shoes that i loved. It is amazing just how much a special child does know or remember and it brings that warm glow to you when you realise they remember these silly wee things. I hope you bought Nikki her purse and put a penny in it for luck as it is unlucky to buy your own purse. Glad you had a lovely day with Nikki and she had back.
Andrea, i am glad that you feel welcome here because we love to have new friends come and join us and meet them. I know Sue always likes to see new faces come along. We are here for all occasions , but some of us are nosy like me and like to see where all my Wilsonette friends are from and we are pet lovers as well, so make yourself at home.
Cheryl, it is great news flower. I know the treatment is going to be hard on you but we will be here for you and with you in spirit at least every step of your path. Sending you a hug just because.
My Angels, thank you. I am not what you call a confident crafter and always doubting whether something is truly good enough, but you give me such a boost to let me think that i can accomplish things. Thank you for all your kindness, i am just so pleased for Kelly that she is getting so many nice comments even if they do think that a firm made them, it settles me down that they couldn't have looked home made, so thank you to the loveliest friends a person could have. She is, as you can imagine on the floating plane at the moment, i think because she can't quite realise that it is happening after all these years and it is real. Other brides have a build up to there day for things to go right and wrong, she hasn't so i have everything crossed for her that it all goes to last minute plans.
Rory is fair taken at the hugs he receives from my Angels, so thank you for bringing a wee bit of happiness to my boy.
From a day that looks like it is going to be nasty, i hope that you all have the sun shining if not from outdoors, i hope from inside out. Sending hugs to all my angels both here on blog and not,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

terrie said...

Great looking masculine card...
No frill on this card but it did turned out really nice..
Well done Sue

terrie said...

Congrats to all winners...
enjoy your prize

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, love todays card. It has an autumnal feel about it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a different one from your usual cards. It's a typical men's card, and we really need these ideas, as they are hard to do.

Meg said...

What a wonderful card Sue the colours are fantastic.

Sorry I have not had time to read the blogs today - it's Christmas cake baking day.

Meg xxx

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Sue. love how you have done the stamp and it looks as if it has been coloured rather than on Kraft card. Beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a different offering we have today! It is, as you say, very suitable for the men in our lives but I'm sure would be adapted for ladies too. It is a lovely stamp. I like the hessian - just not sure about the distressing but I guess the card would be totally different without it. I need to come round to it!
Sam - I hope you have a good day crafting in Doncaster , but an especially great day crafting with Julia. I'm sure you'll have good fun as well.
Sheila - so pleased you had a lovely day with Nikki and that she loved her purse.
Have a good everyone.
Love Myra xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful love the autumn colours used on this cards looks good. Well done to the winners

Barbara said...

Love the card today Sue!
I am a fan of the shabby chic/distressed style and always love it when you post a change from your usual style. Have some hessian but never know what to do with it.
Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Kazbomps said...

Love the colours on this card but I am not a fan of distressing, sorry. I prefer a straight edge but thats just my preference. Karen x

scofessex said...

hi sue

Stunning card love the stamped scene so peaceful

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Wonderful, new design card for men!! Love it! Looks easy but I know it took a lot of work. Thanks for sharing.

Kate's Cards said...

Sadly I don't need to make Fathers Day cards anymore. Couldn't even make ones to sell. Just too sad.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue, Such a nice man's card, can adapt it for many an occasion. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to all the winners. Have a great day everyone. Susi x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great male card, loving the stamp and your touches of white haze around the moon.
Donna Jones

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the techniques shapes and colours combine to create a card that is so lovely for any occasion and so useful for cards for men.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely mans card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful colors,love the scene.
Gr Elly

Hannah A. said...

I like how rustic this looks and the unusual colour combination. :) Thanks for sharing. -Hannah Aitken

Donna Ellis said...


Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I like this for a male design. If you don't have hessian you could create a scribbled background in the same vain. Congratulations to all the winners! Lots of hugs, Karen x

IVY Cheong said...

Oh my my I love this card and the colour. Absolutely gorgeous.


Ivy L xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, what a great colour combination on this card. I'm sure if my dad was still with us he would have loved to receive something like this. I love the torn and distressed edges and the hessian behind the embellishment. Another show stopper! As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Elaine Sabey said...

Hi Sue

Great idea for a mans card I have some burlap but didn't think of thining it out like that. Will have to try it.

Love Elaine x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue
Great male card love the old oak stamp and the beautiful sunset, but not sure on the hessian / burlap . Hugs to you, thanks Sue xxx

Crafty hugs to your yorkielass, &L , Lynda and all wilsonettes xxxx

barbara macaskill said...

GORGEOUS!!! I have such a hard time making masculine cards but this one is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great colors and I LOVE that stamped image!!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Enjoy your prizes!!
Have a great weekend and I will see you next post!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone. How wonderful looking is this card. Absolutely perfect for a man or with different colours also for a woman. Love the Oak tree stamp,jumped onto my ever so longer wishlist which I rewriting at the moment so my need is before want,does that make sense lol.Fathers day for me is 9/11 so if I had'nt already made his card this would be one I tried. Thank you Sue for all the work you sharing with us! all the winners.

Cheryl- good news,Big Hug to you.

Blue sky and sunshine +18,lovely autumn day today. Love the trees with all the colours,shame they falling off so fast and if we see any of this storm that is predicted better stay indoors and do some crafting.
Have you got your mojo back Steph?

Warm wishes to all in pain for a better day tomorrow .
Hugs to all and our little ones

Hugs Maria x

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends,
Great one for the guys today, love how you have given depth to the image by adding the white pencil around the moon!
Lynda, thanks for taking the time top update us on Lynne and her hubby's progress, please send her my love and tell her to hurry back to the blog as we all miss her and the antics of the fur babies! X
Norah if the feed back you were getting was that they couldn't tell if they were professional made invitations, that's great flattery and shows that your style and finish must be top notch! Well done you, I made someone's wedding invitations once and it was both laborious and I was sick of the site of them by the end, I guess it's not normal to make the exact same card over and over again. Rory deserves all the love and hugs he gets bless him. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, it really made my day that you took the trouble to stop by x
I have had a busy weekend with mum & dad in law visiting!
Janet, oh I really want to cosy up in front of your log burner, all sounds very idyllic, but you forgot one thing............I am still sat in windy Oxfordshire! :(
On a serious note I am glad you arrived safe and sound after all your worries before hand, hugs xxx
Sending huge hugs to all of my Wilsonette family,
Sandra xxxx
Ps congrats to all the winners xxxx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning. The stamped image really pops. You make it look so easy, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Pam said...

Cheryl, best news ever, so pleased for you. I know the radiotherapy and meds are not nice but you are a survivor, hang in there hon and thank you for the bear hug xx

Janice K said...

A fantastic design for the men in out lives.x

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card today and congrats to all the lucky winners


Theresa Pace said...

what great man's card! that stamp seems to be made for your die as well. love what you did with the pencil and moon, hugs xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes,A different card today but a great man card I love the stamp & how you have coloured it with lovely colours. love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Thank you all for your messages of love & Hugs for Lynne I have passed them all on to her & she sends you all Love & Hugs back xx

Congratulations to all the winners xx

Cheryl B great news from hospital,I will be there for you when your treatment & Hugs Lynda xx

Andrea so pleased you feel welcome Hugs Lynda xx

Katie Louise sorry you have a virus hope you feel better soon Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Wheely Bad so pleased you found your lovely PA & she like's your crafty hobby also make's a fuss of Billy hope you enjoyed your day with your Dad & step mum Hugs Lynda xx

Sheila so pleased you had a lovely day with Nikki she sound adorable, glad she found a nice shiny purse Hugs to you both Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkilass,Lindsay missing you,Hazel,Myra P,Tina E,Clare& Anthea,Tandy & grandchildren, Tres,TOB Theresa,Sheila G,Meg Leo & Skyla,Jean D,Pat L & Sarah,Gail C,Wheeley Bad & Billy,Mrs B,Pat S,Julie Laz,Ita,Pam & Robbie,Diane M,Cameeli,Steph,Norah & Rory,Clare W,Lynne M & fur babies.
& All Wilsonettes on the blog Love & Hugs Lynda xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card for those pesky males! Really like the hessian and the stamp is lovely. Congratulations to all of the winners - enjoy your prizes.
Cheryl, really pleased for you, although the treatment will be hard, so my prayers are with you. Norah, well done for showing how beautiful handmade invitations are. Was going to have a lovely crafty day today and then we've had no electricity for the whole day! Typical! Anyway, it's just come back on ( just in time for Downton!) love to all, Alison xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card today, crafty hugs Julie xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A really beautiful and well designed male card- I always struggle with male cards cant exactly bling them up can we
well i would but i dont think it would be welcomed lol
Take care
Hazel G XX
PS Congrats to all the winners

Anonymous said...

A most unusual, beautiful card Sue. I'd love to 'have a go' at producing something similar (very-slightly-similar. ahem!!), problem is, being from MARS, I've no idea where to get that stamp. It would be much appreciated if some kind soul pointed me in the right direction, please. (((XX)))

Mary Mac

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Wonderful card for men I find them very hard to make. My mind just goes blank.

June x

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely card. The colors are wonderful and I love the dies you used for the framed image. Very cool.

Darlene4527 said...

This is a perfect masculine card. Love the scene and colours.

Cazzie D said...

Evening Sue. What a lovely stamp. You could imagine sitting by that riverbank absorbing the last rays of the autumnal sun. I think if I owned that card I would stare at it a lot and just lose myself. Great card. Caz x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great Father's Day card with all those textures.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

AnneRD said...

Love it Sue, ideal for the men in our lives! Anne x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is lovely !! The old oak tree stamp looks fab !! I love the Innsbruck dies that you have used as a frame for the stamp to. I like the distressed edges you have created and the burlap giving added texture to the card. I love how you have used distress inks on the topper. This is a great card for the men in our lives. My favourite colours are those of Autumn and of course shades of green to !! Thank you for sharing such a lovely card today Sue. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Cheryl, So lovely to hear such great news for you !! Sending you lots of love today from Tres x x x

Thank you Lynda for letting us know about Lynne M.
I hope she is ok. I am thinking of her. Sending lots of love to you both today from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's winners love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonette's today from Tres x x x

Andrea Sykes said...

Try, good for all the products Sue uses! However, the old oak tree is currently out of stock. You can leave your email address and Joanna and the team do inform you when it's back in stock. Joanna's prices are often some of the cheapest, with quick delivery.
You could also try, I got mine from there today for £4.95 free postage. Good luck with your search and purchase!
love, Andrea xx

Andrea Sykes said...

Hi Mary Mac,
I've posted you some details of where to get things from. I hope the information helps.
Regarding Sue's dies and embossing folders, they too are all on, she also has specials offers in. These offers change on a regular basis. Failing that, again, another good supplier/retailer is they often have the stock and they are one of the cheaper sellers. Not many of their dies can be found as cheap. Postage/delivery also very good.
Good luck with the search! Andrea xx

Angela Wade said...

A lovely masculine card for the fellas. Thanks, Sue for the inspiration. I bought this stamp several weeks ago, along with some of the others :-)

Congratulations to all the winners and Crafty hugs to all.

Angela in S. WALES Xx

Di said...

I really like this card, love the textures, a great idea for a male card.

Laura O said...

fab card even if it is Father's Day love the stamp .Laura O

janet said...

Rats - not lucky this week- again.
Like tbis card,very much. Love the colours and the unusual stamp. Makes a nice change.
Still hoping for some ideas for smaller and FLAT cards for posting for Christmas. I saw the small one that chap did last week (forget his name) and t'was a good idea, but not flat so still needs a large stamp.
Janet in Kent
PS What makes a person a 'Wilsonette'??

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea (Sykes),
Thank you very much for going to so much trouble and detail, to point me in the direction of the lovely 'Old Oak Tree' stamp. You have a heart of gold - thank you Andrea. ((xx))

Mary Mac

Shazza said...

beautiful stamp and a beautiful card x

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