Monday, 13 October 2014

Thanks Ever So Much

Hello my friends!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend (maybe even some crafting time? LOL)  Today's card looks to be very straight forward, but there is a tiny twist to it.  I have used the Tuscany die set to create most of this card.  Using a piece of coconut white card, I cut the largest die in the Tuscany set to make an aperture.  The aperture had four distinct areas where the die has a larger detail.  Next, I used the same die a second time and off set it so that the four distinct areas were lined up between the original die cut, creating an aperture that appears to have eight scalloped areas.  I cut two of the Tuscany dies in white (using the first full die cut as one, then cutting one more) and recessed them down into my aperture, overlapping them to fill both areas.  I cut the centre panel from the Tuscany out of dusty rose card and lightly inked the rose areas with Milled Lavender bringing them into prominence a bit more.  I applied a sticky adhesive sheet to a piece of white card then cut a larger circle out of it.  I covered it with Glacier Ice (similar to Iced Snow, but they are cylindrical pieces instead of round).  I mounted this piece under my rose centre circle in the middle of my aperture.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Decorative Frames from the Italian Collection.  I inked it lightly with Victorian Velvet before removing it from the die and then mounted it with foam in the middle of my focal element.  I made a rose from my Classic Rose die set using coconut white card, then "sugared" it with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and Glacier Ice.  I seated it on some white tulle surrounded by Faux Quilled Leaves cut from white card.  I pierced a white mat around the card, then added a thin rose mat and a final white mat.  I completed the card with flatback pearls in the corners.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,

I love today's make! so shabby chic looking you never cease to amaze me with your constant inspiration I really don't know how you do it!! and let me just say Congratulations at reaching 5150 followers, I thought I was seeing things, and here's me with my measly 328 lol, but I appreciate everyone of them, as I know you do yours too, you are a true inspiration my friend!!in everyway way!! I hope you have a happy, healthy week along with all the other Wilsonettes!! Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely.
Thank you all for your good wishes, I am a bit anxious this morning, slept badly last night,. Diane, hope you are okay after your trip, take care.
Tina, I will show them your post, thank you for your vote of confidence.
Hugs all round folks, especially our little ones and Rory x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

Really beautiful card today love the Tuscany die set and mulled lavenader.

Pam I hope that your first day back at work will be OK....

Don't get too wet everyone and enjoy the day.
Cameeli xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue and a touch of shabby chic wow. You have set my brain in motion with lots of ideas but unfortunately I have to go to work. By the time I can craft my inspiration will probably have vanished. Thanks for sharing/ xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, a really lovely card. I shall give it ago It is lashing with rain, good crafting day.
Good luck Pam. To all Wilsonettes have a good day. Take care Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a really pretty and feminine card, great use of the dies, love the way you have cut the aperture (can we have a video please). Have a great Monday everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue. Lots of interesting things to try.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
One word stunning love the colour thankyou tracyw x

Caroljsmith said...

Truly pretty card today sue love the colours.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card I think my favourite of the week!
well it is only Monday ha
but it's beautiful, love everything about it especially the design and colours. x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, love how you've used the die twice to cut the aperture. Wish CE would release the rose card!
Thinking of you today Pam, you'll be brilliant. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, luv this way of layering.

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A stunning card- how do you think of these ideas.
I lo v e the recess and very clever to fit it twice to make the aperture more interesting. Love the rose card too.
Thank you for sharing.
Take care out there it's a horrible morning.
Sheila x

Linda Graham said...

Thank`you` ever so much Sue, a beautiful card, love the colour,Linda x

Anonymous said...

Yet another lovely card, Sue, with ideas to try.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fabulous - another must try - v. wet here - a crafty day me thinks.
Clare W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A super card and genius the way you've thought to cut the die twice to create the aperture. Will be looking at my dies a different way now lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & a clever idea to create a different shaped aperture.


Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love this card and it is lovely to see the details of the dies. I think the Tuscany set will be added to my Christmas list
Pat x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a beautiful card I love the dies that you have used. Loving the card stock you have used. It would be great if there were a video to this one. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love how you have cut the aperture to make it more interesting. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, will have to give this one a try as I have the Italian set xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful inspirational card today. Love the way you have used the die! Love Jean xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, so pretty. I love how you have cut the card a second time. Thanks for another great way to make more use of our dies : )
Pam, I bet your work colleagues have been missing you and are all looking forward to seeing you back. Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

DMJ said...

What a good idea to use the die twice!! another style to try!!

Doreen x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Happy crafting ... x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Lordie, Lordie, Lordie ! If I had socks on you'd blow em clean off Sue ! Day by day, week by week, month by month you constantly show us new idea's, new and different ways to show your dies to perfection, how ? I know Im not alone when I say I sit here every day, mouth agog, ooooing and arrrring at your inspiring talent, we all say it, but how on earth do you get your constant idea's ? Are you sure you're human ? You must have some kind of 'craft chip' cuz these fab idea's and cards full of inspiration just keep coming. What a way to start our new week. The.sentiment says it all ... Thank you so much.

Pam - I shall be thinking of you as you start your new routine. Im sure everyone will be so glad to see you back and give you a warm welcome back hug. Rest up when you get home, it maybe only 3 hour's but a bad night, anxiety, and a different day to what you are use to will be quite tiring for you. But like all your other Wilsonette sisters, I send you love.
Its the day we get to see one of the new CEDT members and I cant wait to see new idea's, if any of our Wilsonettes have been honoured to be chosen to design for such an amazing company, I wish for you an amazing, exciting year ever.
Sending gentle hugs to all that have started the week not feeling so good. I hope to craft this week for the first time in weeks.
Have a good day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Mrs B said...

Just wanted to add a big Congratulations to Tina Eldridge on being selected for the Creative Expressions design team : )

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another stunner. Very clever to cut the die twice and create a different shaped aperture. I don't know where you get your ideas from.

Love, Roz.x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Hi everyone, really wet and windy day today, please take care. Enjoy your first day back Pam, thinking of you. Hope you are ok Steph?
Sue love the card so clever, it's very pretty!
Hugs for al that need or want one.
Gail Cx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Managed to find a couple of minutes in a very "hectic. Schedule to look into your Blog.
A stunning card as always, love everything you have done on this beauty, right up my street.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card this morning to start the week off and I have these dies so a real bonus! I love the double appature cut and must remember that. I had a play at the weekend with the iced snow and it is so pretty. I need to finish the card off today then may have a play if there's time. Have a great week. Love Diane G xxxx
Pam go careful on your first day back and have lots of rest when you get home xxxxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Stunning card , something a bit unusual and so very pretty. Nice to see new design members joining today, congratulations to all of them x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I'm sorry I haven't posted for a couple of days I've had a few worrying times regarding my brother. Although he's not out of the woods yet and still in intensive care things seem to be calming down. Thank you everybody that sent me kind messages.
The cards over the last couple of days have been as usual stunning. The stamps you used for the wedding card were the ones I used to make wedding stationary for a friend. Yesterday's card was gorgeous as well as today's card.
Belated Congratulations to all the Winners over the last couple of days, and belated birthday, anniversary wishes to all that I've missed.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card for a very wet morning. I love the ways you have used the dies. I love the dusty pink card, is there any chance you could stock it? I am sure it would be a best seller.

Have a peaceful week everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Well i just think this card is adorable ,those leaves and flower are just beautiful .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card and the best thing is I have all of those dies, I can sit for short periods at my craft desk now so I know where to start. It may take a few days but it will be done.....
Thank you

Rosie said...

A very pretty card,Sue.

karenlotty said...

WOWSER! It really looks like you've used 1 die to create the aperture Will take a look at my (small) collection and see if I can "twist" any

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a gorgeous card today Sue so shabby chic as my friend Vick has already said, I look forward to seeing the close up pictures of your cards because they show the detail that goes into your making of the cards.

Wow 5150 followers, congratulations, fantastic achievement and certainly so well deserved, there should be another zero on the end really but we will get there.

Hope all goes well at work today Pam.

Enjoy your Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Now that's a true 'Sue Wilson' piece of art. Thank you for bringing me back 'from the dark side'(lol).
White with a little soft colour and you just cannot go wrong. Your Italian dies are absolutely wonderful to work with (as are all your dies) and they have done all the work for you today. Just beautiful. I would love love love this to come through my door.

Pam - am thinking of you today. Take care.
Steph - lovely to see your post this morning. Not quite back to yourself but on the way young lady.

I really do not like dark mornings and today is just that. Very dark; dull; damp and we're only at the beginning of Autumn. Ah we heating on; slow cooker for a beef stew to be put on and hopefully a bit of crafting is today's recipe.
To all who are not 100% hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Janet k said...

Lovely card sue, I have the dies so I intend to have a go later! Thank you for all yr inspirations, you r one very clever lady! Kind regards Janet k xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow such a gorgeous card, Sue, beautiful composition and clever use of the Tuscany die. A REAL Sue card!! I have a friend who uses that thank you expression and it would be perfect for her. Needless to say - but will anyway - love the embellishments.
Mrs B says Tina E has been selected for the CEDT - congratulations!! Have looked on her blog (often) and the cards are fabulous - a very talented lady. After Tina's awful year (apart from the wedding of course) this must be such a boost.

'P' in Wales

Heather T - hugs and hope there's real improvement now.

Joan D said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love everything about this one,especially the colours. Stunning. Thank you x x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card . love Jean Z xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Stunning card as always Sue, you bring a different twist on all that you do. I'm going to try this aperture technique with other dies to see hao they turn out. Many thanks for your inspiration.
Pam, good luck today, I know you will have butterflies but we are all here wishing you the very best.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Christine said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, so feminine. I have both these sets of dies, so will try to make one for my daughter's birthday at the end of the month, thanks for the inspiration.
Christine (Andypandy) x

AnneRD said...

Just stunning, lovely delicate colours, and such a pretty design. Anne x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Just love the colour and the recess looks beautiful.
Love val in Spain x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
You've done it again!!!
Every time I think I know what my dies can do you come up with another way to use them...
This one is inspired, simply love it and can't wait to have a go.
Thanks so much for sharing
Lorna D

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another exquisitely stunning card the colour and especially the way you have used the dies...your creations just blow me away.
Pam good luck and do as everyone has said take it easy and chill out when you get home.
Hugs to all in need of them today and I do hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx
PS Thank you for the lovely Anniversary wishes yesterday.x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is such a pretty card with a delicate and feminine look. Love it.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunner the Rose
is gorgeous with the ice sprinkled
on and loved the milled lavender.
Nancyd xx

cr@fty said...

Congratulations Tina E on becoming one of the CEDT and good luck for your first day back in work Pam.
Thanks 'P' in Wales
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is beautiful .,i agree it is very feminine,you amaze me how you think of different ways to use one die.
Marion H

Chris Curry said...

Love this card so much, the colours, the rose, the leaves are just perfect. the die cut recessing is fabulous. Thank you Sue.Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is another lovely card to brighten up a Monday morning. Love the way you've used the dies and what's not to like about rose and white as colours..
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

gwen70 said...

WOW WOW WOW such a stunner, i adore it

Jayne S said...

Stunningly beautiful card Sue. Thanks for sharing it with us.

auscrafts said...

love everything about this little gem simply beautiful

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Just love today's card, it's so Beautiful.

Yes a BIG congratulation to Tina E. She produces the most wonderful cards, I am a proud owner of one of her creations.

Hazel xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card! I love what you did with the aperture. Take Care love Michelle S xxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card today with the Tuscany die.
Denise X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. I love today's beautiful card - simply stunning :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, as you usually do, think out of the box or original die. Love the splash of colour.


Anonymous said...

Lovely card.

Take care


Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love these dies. Looking forward to C&C on Thursday to see more of your dies. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is beautiful. Love the techniques and the colours
Carol x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, would never have thought of turning and cutting the die a second time but my goodness it looks brilliant. Think I need a class in looking at dies differently!!!
Tina E congratulations can't wait to see your cards
HeatherT glad things have taken a little turn for the better for your brother
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Maryann Laursen said...

Thanks ever sooo much to you Sue for sharing such a gorgeous card here. It´s absolutely stunning and sooo well made and I just love it.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Love this card. X

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, what a cleaver way with the aperture I have never thought of doing that, thanks Sue. Have a great day Edwina

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love your beautiful card. Great use of the die to form the aperture a lovely effect. The splash of colour is just right along with the touch of sparkle.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card! Love the way you have used the die twice to create the aperture and the rose card is gorgeous. Very feminine and elegant. Just love it!
Pam take it steady today. Tina congratulations on joining the CEDT. Heather hope your brother continues to make good progress, sending hugs to both of you. Sheila belated anniversary congratulations to you and your husband. Norah thank you for your message yesterday. It was my aunt's 89 the birthday on Thursday while we were away but she had a lovely day with my sister. They went to Helmsley and then Gisbrough Hall for lunch and then finally to Wynyard Hall for coffee but my sister had already arranged for my aunt to have her nails done there as a treat. She was well chuffed! I'm taking her for afternoon tea at Rockcliffe Hall one day next week so she will be able to dress up a little and take her mind off things. The morphine patches seem to be helping with the pain thankfully. Well off to do all the ironing now and I might even get round to starting my Christmas cards with Sue's dies this afternoon with luck. Sending love and hugs to all my Wilsonette family. Love Alison xxxx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card. Love the dusky pink and the Tuscany dies. Might get them.


Ivy L xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow ,What a beautiful card I really like this one so much, hugs Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
This is an absolutely stunning card. How do you keep on bringing us such lovely creations?
Evis M.

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card today.

utilitygirl said...

Beautiful card as always Sue.
Love that dusky rose pink

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty love the colour hint of dusky pink gorgeous.

Pam thinking of you take good care xx

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends
What a pretty card today, very girly but no too frilly, I love everything about it, the colour, the combination of dies, just everything. Amazing news about the number of followers rising again, seems like only yesterday there was just the a few regular followers that used to comment regularly, now the blog has grown into this wonderful, craft family that check in on each other and to enjoy the amazing inspiration day after day, it's just amazing. You have bought so many people together from so many different regions and countries! Long may it continue.
I am sure that after Thursday's One day Wonder there will be even more Wilsonette family Membrs!
Pam, I will be thinking about you today, you will be one tired lady tonight, I bet they are all looking forward to you returning to work, I look forward to your update x
Tina E, Congratulations on becoming a member of the Creative Expressions Design Team, what an honour, you must be overjoyed! Getting to play with all of those amazing goodies xxx
Heather, sending you a warm hug, I hope your brother starts to recover soon, you must be worried sick xx
Janet, your beef stew sounds divine, good luck for tomorrow xx
Love and hugs to all of my very dear Wilsonette family xxxx
Sandra xxx

Janice Wallace said...

Another stunner. Love all the ideas you give us.
Great to see a Wilsonette on theCE design team this morning. Well done Tina, whose cards are beautiful.
Cheers all
Janice W

Fiona Young said...

What a lovely way to start the week!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Pam, hope all goes well at work.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Sparrow said...

A lovely card Sue.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - I love today's card and am certainly going to give this one a try - so beautiful!
Janette xx

Jill Berg said...

Truly beautiful, Sue.

This card has so many interesting ideas in it for us all to try!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow this is gorgeous. A very girly card. Will have to try the aperture as it has a stunning effect to the card. The colours are beautiful. Congrats on reaching another milestone with your followers and i am sure that will grow after your shows on thursday to which i will be glued to the tv to see all of your beautiful samples. Take care and have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Such a pretty card this morning, for which thank you. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, amazing card today, love how you have done the aperture, another Sue creation to try.
Congratulations Tina E on joining the CE design team, have a fantastic time.
Pam hope all goes well for you today, take it easy.
We are decorating our bedroom this week so no crafting for a few days, maybe manage some later if not too knackered.
Have a good day everyone, Jess x

Lacelady said...

I love the recessed look Sue, with the two offset layers, it's super, especially with those leaves to compliment the rose.

Not a lot of crafting this weekend, it took me all of it to clean my lamentably filthy car so it could have it's test on Wednesday. Please keep your fingers crossed that it passes.

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.
Gr Elly

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I've read the instructions twice, and am off when I've typed this to have a go!!
Pam, I'm sure you'll be fine at work, just don't try to do too much, and rest when you get home. xx
Sandra, thanks for explaining CEDT, I was going to ask!
Janet. Dark mornings - no. Beef stew - yes!
Will someone tell me the blogs to visit to see the cards our ladies do! I see Vick has put hers at the end of her post, but I don't know any of the others. Sheila - Ginger mentioned something yesterday but I couldn't find it. Thanks
Love and hugs to all, xx.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! Xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card. Love the technique. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow - this is a beautiful card. The Tuscany die set is gorgeous. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Susan White said...

A very lovely card today Sue - really do like those little quilled leaves too! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card
Regards Audrey,Wicklow, ireland

lilygee said...

Very pretty - love the dusty rose centre. Nice way to fill out the aperture - looks really effective and love the flowers.
Lilygee x

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Ohhhhh, this is really, really, pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love it...

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, thank you for all that you do for us.
Hugs to Jean D and everyone.
June xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, love the way you have created the aperture, what an inspiration you are Sue. The classic roses and faux foliage are just gorgeous, they compliment each other so well, just made to go together perfectly!

Have a good day, take care, love Brenda xxx

CongratulationsTina E on joining the creative expressions design team, look forward to seeing your work, good luck.

Jill Liddle said...

Another lovely card today.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. Hope you had a good weekend. Looking forward to Thursdays shows. Kind regards Joanne K x

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
What A Truly Tremendous Card On A Very Wet And Cold Monday Morning. I Love This Card Its Definitely Got The "WOW" Factor, I Love The Colours Of The Rose Card And The Coconut White, So Clean And Extremely Classy.
I Love The Techniques You've Used, Using Your Beautiful Tuscany Die And Creating A Fabulous Aperture, I Love How You Incorporate Other Dies Also Showing Us That They All Work So Well Together. I Love How You've Used The Glacier Ice, It's Beautiful I Purchashed A Couple Of Pots By Mistake But I'm Not Sorry As I Love To Use It Just As Much As My Iced Snow, (I've Just Purchased The Black Iced Snow I Don't Think For One Minute It's Called That But Its Stunning) I Love Your Fabulous Rose From Your Classic Die Set, And The Awesome Faux Quilled Leaves, And Beautiful Sentiment.
Sue Your Card Is Striking, But Then I Loved The Black One Yesterday Everyday You Bring Us Delightful Cards That Are A True Pleasure To See, I Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Masterpieces, Your Tips And Techniques, I Can't Tell You How Much I Appreciate All You Do.
This Blog Is The Best And I Truly Can't Begin To Understand Why Your Blog Is Not At Number One Spot In The Blog Ratings.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All
Congratulations To Tina Eldridge And Andy Pearson For Becoming Part Of The Creative Expression Design Team, also John Lockwood And The Rest Of The Design Team, This Is The Best Team Ever.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the dusky rose, great use of the dies too.
Donna Jones

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very pretty and elegant.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card today. Must buy some of that mulled lavender. I adore the Italian collection dies so will give this a go but it will have to be 2015 as I have to start my Christmas cards. Sorry about your weather folks; as yet we have to see some rain but it looks promising from the window.. Hugsxx Pauline A

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette angels,
Oh how pretty is this card Sue, so so pretty. I love how you have turned the die and cut it again to give you and 8 pointed effect. The white with the rose coloured card is so pretty but still so delicate a shade. But my favourite part of the whole card is all the leaves and the beautiful rose as it just finishes it off to a tee. Gorgeous Sue, simply gorgeous. Thank you for continually inspiring us like you do as i really do appreciate that and your time, talent and friendship.
Sorry i didn't realise it was your anniversary Sheila. I hope that you and your lovely hubby had a lovely day as it is wonderful to see you celebrating so many years of the giving and taking that marriage brings. I love to see how many years the various Wilsonettes have notched up in marriage as it is not a easy path, it takes a lot of working at to make a marriage work and last (although we could throttle them sometimes when they don't listen). Congratulations flower.
Diane, leave the making friends with the floor, pavement and road to us experienced trippers. I hope you are ok though flower as i wouldn't like you to have to get it all done again. Please be extra careful.
Pam, you will be fine flower. I hope your new team have welcomed you back with gusto this morning. You are a clever, intelligent lady who will have forgotten more things than some of them will ever know, so deep breath and one step in front of the other...GO.
FANTASTIC Tina, i wish you a year full of a lot of fun flower. What great news to come into this morning.
Alison, a belated happy birthday to a beautiful, strong lady. I am so glad that she had such a lovely time with her sister. I take it Rockcliffe Hall is a "posh" place that she can get all done up to go to, well i hope that both of you have a lovely day when you go.
Why is it some men think that you can use dies and not make a mess with all the wee cut out bits. As i explained to my brain of britain hubby, "can he saw wood and not create any sawdust"? His answer "but that's different, of course you can't cut wood without making sawdust." I thought making it analogy that he could relate to would allow him to understand the mess, obviously not. Awh well all the cutting out is done so just to put it all together now as my helper doesn't know what's straight and what's not, or what's centred and what's not as she just slaps the things on because she can't she what difference it makes. So back on my owneo. Oh how i wish you could see the colours that the sun is bringing out in the landscape around me at the moment as they are so beautiful. Have a great day everyone and i will see you all tomorrow. Sending hugs to all my angels both here on blog and not, i hope that they will be back soon.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, wow! This card is gorgeous. Hope you had a good weekend and you're ready and raring to go for Thursday. Am really looking forward to the one day wonder and seeing you back on our screens. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a pretty card and so effective. I don't know how you keep coming up with such amazing ideas, but please keep them coming!
Best wishes

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I'll have to read this a few times before I can take in the technique. My brain is obviously on a go slow today. Must be due to the weather. Pam I hope today goes alright.
Hugs to all in need of one today. Mrs B and Sandra I do hope we get to play again this week.

nannapat said...

Lovely card with such a lot of detail to it. You're an inspiration to us all. Pat x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry haven't commented for a couple of days. I have looked at the beautiful cards, however, but just didn't have time to read the comments etc! Today's card is beautiful - you are such a talented lady Sue. You amaze us each and every day. Thank you.
Big thank you to Creative Expressions - lady named Sali - I emailed re: broken GC handle. Got email this morning and handle will be on way later today! Now that's what I call Service! Only cost me £5 for postage , which is just great. Thanks to all who helped me. Sending happy hugs! X
Got the email about new CE design team this morning also - many congratulations to you Tina E. you so deserve to have something lovely happen to you. Look forward to seeing your cards. x
Pam - did not send good wishes for this morning on time but was thinking of you. I hope you have a lovely day. You'll be tired but hopefully will sleep better tonight! x
Sheila - sorry missed your Anniversary - hope you had a lovely day.
I will eventually catch up! Sorry if I've missed something important.
Norah - you brighten my day daily! I really mean that. I have a friend who doesn't do straight either - says it gives the card the handmade look! I've given up trying to explain. It's like my husband with squint pictures or mirrors on the wall. It drives him mad - has to straighten them.
Must go as this is the day for the Kids Club.
Love to everyone,
Heather T , pleased news on your brother is a little better. Thinking of you both. X
Myra xxx

Rach83 said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. Such elegance in the colour choice and layout. I really love your flowers too - so stunning.

Rachel x

Jackie Whiteman said...

Fab card, love the shabby look - how do you do this everyday and never repeat!! So talented and kind to share with us all

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful card today. I love how you did the inset and twist with the die cuts, it looks gorgeous. Just love those Roses and leaves, pretty pretty pretty.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.
Congratulations to TINA on becoming a member of the CEDT!

Jacquie said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. Beautiful creation.

Lo9ve & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Christina this is oh so beautiful. I love the dusky pink and coconut white combination. I must have a look at this die because I love the aperture it has made, Beryl xx

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful, wonderful card. I love the die cut layers you created. The flowers are awesome. I pinned of courste.

Saw your beautiful angel die being used on this blog Thought you would enjoy seeing it.

hotpotato said...

clever card Sue. Yes I had a crafty day Saturday at one of my regular craft clubs.....I was making Christmas cards.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, love the dusty rose on card never heard of coconut white paper as I am new to card making. But how you create all those amazing layers that truly work together is mind blowing. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques. Love Dorothy

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A really pretty, intricate and detailed card. It's really brightened this miserable grey day in Suffolk! I love the glitter on the roses. When I'm up to playing I like to coat flowers in UTEE, I think a but of glitter on the tips wilk make a massive difference. I love the recessed die cut too, I love to play with height and colour so will try it on my Christmas cards.

First, congratulations Tina Eldridge and the other Creative Expressions DT mwmbers for the coming year. I can't wait to see what you make!

Pam, I hope your first day back has been good, make sure it's feet up this evening!

Tandy, I need to check back but I hope things are moving in the right direction.

Sorry I've not been about, what little pain relief the nerve blocks supplied has gone and I'm very sore! I still have lots of things to sort out as an employer- insurance, DBS check, contracts etc. Dull, dull, dull but essential!

I also need to write to my consultant in London. I got a copy of the letter my local hospital that the nerve blocks sent to him, that the procedure "did not have the desired effect" and questioning the advice I had been given regarding surgery. No mention of the problems the procedure left me with, no mention of the one thing that went right. I don't think it's correct that he doesn't have the full story. The 2 paragraphs of 2/3 sentences letter they sent did not impress me or fill me with confidence. It's so hard to get an out of area referral now and I can't see the GPs being happy to write an extra letter so it's the only way I see of getting the full story to the specialist is to tell him myself. He is a very understanding person and knows I wouldn't waste his time on purpose. I wouldn't have faith in writing to any other Dr./ Consultant in this way.

So more pain= more meds= more tired... I shall try fight that for a few hours. I'm now going load up on caffiene, take some med, pop on a brace and have an hour (or two if I'm careful) off from everything and go up the table. My storage decoration is coming on slowly and I must have it done asap so I can make my dad a birthday card and start the Christmas cards- oh nearly forgot, ordered one of Sues bauble stamps (snowflake) and the pine bough yesterday. Can't wait for a play!

Ok that's me, sorry it's mostly moaning. I hope everyone is ok, special hugs to Sue and my special Wilsonette friends and extra hugs if you are ill, in treatment, recovering or in any type of pain. I will get back on track with comments once I've got this busy bit out of the way.

Happy crafting,

T x

heather harrison said...

Good afternoon Sue. Beautiful card. Will have to put the dirs on my wish list. Had a lovely weekend as it was my birthday. Doesn't time fly when you'rejust hsving fun. Lol.hugs Heather.x

Aspiring crafter said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the colours,

terrie said...

Beautiful card...I like all of the layers that you added..
A very elegant looking card..
Well done Sue

Cathie Weary said...

Sue, what a stunning card. Just love the way you twisted the die. Never would have thought of that. You truly give us a new way to use existing dies all the time. Hoping you are working on some more pin point embossing folders for us. I just love them.

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, love it all.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. Everything about today's card is absolutely beautiful. I hope one day that I get to make something even half as fantastic. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and lovely blog friends

Absolutely beautiful card, love the rose.

Pam, I hope your 1st day back was not too tiring and all the new equipment and new members were kind to you today.
Hugs to you & Robbie

Thank you all so much for all the lovely congratulation messages for me on Sue's blog and on my blog. I still can't quite believe it.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colours. Really like it and another different way to use a die.

Tony Hadley concert last night with an old school friend. 28 years since we saw him and Spandau Ballet on the barricades tour together. 10 years since we had seen each other and brought back together by Tony Hadley. Superb voice better than ever . God knows how many times he has sung True in his lifetime!!

Fantastic reunion don't know where the years have gone!

Anyway enough of my reminiscences love to all hope your day is TRUE GOLD!!!

Jane said...

Beautiful love the colour combo on this one very delicate.

Anonymous said...

Wooohooooo : )

At last and well deserved. Congratulations Tina E on entering the wonderful world of CE. What fun. What excitement. A whole year of what you've been dreaming about. You will be a massive asset to CE as your cards are truly stunning, I too am lucky enough to own one.
If it wasn't for Sue, and Im sure Tina will agree, she wouldn't have ever started crafting, let alone become a DT member.
Tina - words cant express how excited and happy I am for you.

To ALL new CEDT family, have a wonderful year (and beyond).

Lancashire Steph xxx

Helen Kington said...

Good afternoon Sue I love this card and all the colours are so beautiful together.
Pam I hope today was better than you anticipated and I have a feeling tonight you may sleep well.
Congrats to Tina what an exciting year ahead you have.
I hope everyone had a good day despite the weather.
Take care all Helen K xx

Janice K said...

A very elegant and feminine card with gorgeous lacy details.x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a very pretty card for us today. Roses, leaves etc all beautiful and I love the dusky rose card.
Congratulations Tina on becoming a CEDT member.
Pam, I hope your first day back was not too stressful.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card and I love the colour.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the little bit of lavender with all the white. Striking card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a lovely card. Don't do pink but I would with this one

Karen Drew said...

What a clever idea. Gives the card so much dimension. The card is gorgeous
Karen xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes this is fourth time lucky I hope my internet is not playing very nice.
Gorgeous card Sue love how you have done the aperture withe the two offset the Tuscany die,love the rose colour contrast so pretty as is the beautiful flower.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Pam hope today went well Hugs to you & Robbie xx

Hugs to babies Leo,Skyla,Sarah xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Margaret Corgi owner,Hazel Wheely Bad, Lynn M & pooches sending big hugs .
To all my other Special friends Love & Hugs Lynda xx xx

lynda said...

Sorry congratulations Tina getting on the CEDT enjoy the year ahead Hugs Lynda xx

Maggie said...

Another stunning card Sue love the "pop" of colour which would work in any colour combo. definitely got me thinking!!!
Thanks for sharing

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I wouldn't say this is at all shabby - but definitely chic!
I agree with BridgetCG a video of this one would be good. Hope you all have a lovely week. Karen xx

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card Sue. I bought four more of your die sets on the weekend so my collection is growing nicely. Looking forward to the shows on Thursday.

Glennis said...

It looks so complicated to make, but very beautiful

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. xx

Theresa Pace said...

you know my relationship with pink isn't the best but i love this. that dusty rose card is beautifully soft and elegant. brilliant. hugs xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Evening Sue
You just keep coming up with cards that are so beautiful. I just wish I had 1% of your talent. Keep the cards coming.
Love Zena x

Pam said...

Congratulations Tina, magnificent achievement, just what you need to give you a boost, I am so happy for you.
Heather so glad your brother is making some improvement, hope to hear it is continuing.
Wheelybad, feel free to "moan" as much as you like, a trouble shared etc and we are all here for you.
Aunty, you have had wonderful treats for your birthday, hope you enjoyed yourself.
Work went okay, by the time we got my computer up and running and the new Windows 7 system sorted I had 400+ emails to work through. The time passed quickly but everyone was right, I am shattered. Early night calls. Thank you everyone.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Really love this one, the aperture is gorgeous and I love the colour and my fave leaves too

Sue Edwards said...

Totally stunning Sue.

scrAPpamondo said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Wow!

Darlene4527 said...

Love the card again today! Will have to try the double die technique.

Brooke Bont said...

This card is beautiful and deserves to be copied. your dies are like potato chips you cannot have just one.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, such a lovely, lovely card its beautiful, i love frosting my roses now and a brilliant idea repositioning the die for another cut, its brilliant the ideas you have, regards to all J

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a very beautiful card. The dies and rose and the colours are very beautiful Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

This card is very pretty, I love everything about it and the colours are lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Kazbomps said...

Beautiful card Sue. You have so many different ideas. I dont know how you do it. Karen x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue
Such a wonderful card
Kind regards
Tracey mcintyre

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone, love today's card, so pretty. Gx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card , love how you've used the Tuscany die another great tip of how we can adapt your lovely dies. Thanks Sue xxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone xxx
Jean D

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone, Lovely card so nice with the dusky rose etc.
Sorry but can you buy your EF's in smaller versions ? Only got a cuttlebug today.

Sheila-tried to find you on JS's forum but could not see you there.
Congratulations TINA join the team at CE. Your cards are lovely!
Wheelybad- nice to see you,hope you be alright.HUg Tandy-take care.
Pam- good you had a fine day back at work,Take it easy.Hug to you and family. Special hugs to our Norah and Rory. Warm Hugs to everyone and our little ones,hope we all feeling better tomorrow

Hugs Maria x

nzillingworth said...


Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous Card today, so pretty and shabby chic. Late posting, due to Mum having a bad day. Take care. Susi x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. The close-ups are stunning.
Veronique L

Diane Maitland said...

Another fabulous card Sue, the mixture of dies are just perfect and the colours you used match well too. You know you have designed something great and special when you see other companies copying your ideas; but we all know who thought of it first, lol.

Hello Pam & Norah, I don't seem to have done any damage - thank goodness, lol. I will just have to be a bit more careful!

Time I went to sleep as it is getting very late.

Love and hugs to you all. Diane xxxx

Virginia Davey said...

What a lovely card

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue, Pam Hoped everybody is doing great. Your card today made me think of romance. it is a beautiful card.

Sandy H said...

Another beautiful card and another great idea to try with the aperture.
Congratulations Tina on becoming part of the CEDT.
Take care everyone.

Laura O said...

a great card Sue ,lots of layers .Laura O

SHARICA said...

This is Amazing .. xx

Meg said...

Hello Sue - I am so late posting for this beautiful card but I missed yesterday.
Love and hugs
Meg xxxx

Helen Terry said...

Sue this is my favourite card i love it just beautiful your flower and leaf dies are excellent i use them on all my projects.
crafty hugs
Helen xxx

barbara macaskill said...

This is an exquisite card!! Your dies are so finely detailed and create breathtakingly gorgeous die cuts! I cannot wait for them to be available in the US!! TFS!

Rosie said...

Absolutely stunning card, Sue....

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
just didn't want to miss this glorious creation.
My this is a stunningly beautifully superb creation today, and of course it's my fave colour pink in it too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Paula Gale said...

absolutely stunning card Sue - love how you offset the die to make something completely different... I think you definitely lead the way with this idea!

Love everything about the card.

Thanks for the inspiration

Paula x x x

ambretteir8 said...

Love this card Sue another stunning card

Dawn Holben said...

yet again another beautiful stunning card and I think this is so versatile that it could also be used for a Christmas card.