Monday, 20 October 2014

Thinking Of You

 Hi crafters!  I had a request for this card, which was my last demo on the One Day Wonder shows on Thursday.  I used the Bevelled Glass Striplet to cut the background, cutting it twice to create an continuous background.  Once cut, I glued it to a piece of white card.  Next I used the inside cutting ring from the Innsbruck die set to cut an oval in the centre of the background.  I added mounting foam to the background of this piece to raise it for dimension and added a piece of the same blue card to the back which covered just the aperture opening.  I cut one of the Innsbruck dies in white using the inner cutting die and the decorative insert.  I recessed this piece into the aperture opening, gluing it into place there.  I stamped my sentiment from the Justrite Extra Grand Sentiment set on to blue card and heat embossed it in white.  I ran a bead of dries clear glue along the edges of the strip and dusted it with Iced Snow and allowed it to dry completely.  To make the floral embellishment, I cut several sizes of the Delicate Daisy Complete petal and used a stylus to shape the petals upwards.  I inked the ends lightly with Stormy Sky distress ink, then added glue to the tips and sprinkled on Diamond Sprinkles and let it dry well.  I stacked all the pieces, offsetting each one to create my flower. I finished it with a large flatback pearl in the centre.  I cut two of the Petite Vinery in white and seated my flower on some white tulle with the vinery added around it.  I tucked the end of the sentiment strip under the flower and attached the other end with a glue dot with some bend added in to it for a bit of a flowing movement.  I matted the card with a thin blue mat and a final white mat.  On the inside white mat, I added Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots around the edge to frame the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x









167 comments:

auscrafts said...

love the soft colours of this card

Vick said...

Happy Monday to you Sue and all the other Wilsonettes. I've still gotta catch up with all your shows the other day, I didn't watch them but did record them so I guess that's what I will be doing today with this horrid weather! Loving everything, hugs, Vick xx
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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning sue and all the crafty crew!! Wow a very elegant card and I love the Innsbruck dies and the stormy sky ink is really pretty.

Have a great day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Lovely card today Sue. Hope evetyone has a great day.
Hugs all round xxxxx especially Rory Sarah and babies xxxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is an elegant card, I especially like the way you can make different flowers with the daisy dies
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue Beautiful card lovely soft colours, thank you take care all. Kitty

Clai01 said...

lovely card, the dies really mix and match well together. x

Marion Bull said...

beautiful card to day Sue, what a lovely colour you have chosen. oat makes the card so elegant! Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the colour thank you tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Like colours of today's card very soft. Have added daisy die to my wish list love the flower today. JJ x

Kathy Krug said...

Love the layering of dies and the blue and white together.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Very elegant card, beautiful! Sue xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful and such subtle colours.

Cheryl, so pleased for you. So pleased the surgery was successful and now just belt and braces radiotherapy for reassurance. Fantastic news xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, really like the colour you have used. The striplets are really handy dies to own?
Hugs for all, Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!
Sheila x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A Striplet and a gorgeous flower is a great combo for me so love this!
Lovely shade of blue too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is very cool and elegant looking. I love the colour you have used. The strip let die makes a gorgeous background when cut twice and the flower is a lovely finishing touch. Love it! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs all round.

LindaGraham said...

Beautiful card Sue,love what you did with the daisy die,love the colour,love everything about it,thank you,Linda x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, agree with Sandy G - cool and elegant! Love the flower.

'P' in Wales

Cheryl - so pleased for you, another hurdle jumped.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
First I have cast my votes for the Craft Awards and it was more than a pleasure to do so. You give so much of yourself to everyone and you surely deserve the accolade.

Today's gift is really beautiful and one that suits me fine. I love the format and not I really really NEED that strip die. The colour scheme today is so so gentle and warm (sometimes blue can come across as cold but is still my favourite colour scheme). I shall definitely be doing a version of today's gorgeous gift.

Norah - You deserve all the compliments you get after all the hours and work you will have put in making those beautiful wedding invites. Your Nephew not knowing that they are hand crafted and thinking they are outside bought has to be one of the highest compliments you can get. Please give yourself a large (but very gentle) pat on your back.
Sandra - So sorry I missed collecting you (lol) Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a Burgundian retreat for crafting - and I don't have a carpet in sight so no hoovering to be done lol. Hoping you're managing to get some crafting done.
Steph - Well here I am sat at my laptop and looking out onto the garden as it's just getting light. At the moment I'm trying not to look out too much as while we were back in the UK we had a very large weeping willow tree pruned down to size (and although I had to agree that it had grown much too large and if it or part of it came down in a storm our little house would have been damaged)and now it's me that's weeping. It looks so strange after seeing it there for 15years and I don't like one little bit. I know that it will grow again but I'm so sentimental about trees as they are beautiful and so alive.

Ah well freezer and cupboards full so hopefully I can get some crafting done today.
To all who are under 100% hope you feel better as the day goes along. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another superb card I love it. I love the colour. And I'm going to have ago at making one of these flowers. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

love the recessed dies, I made one for a friend's birthday with the recessed Tuscany die and am thrilled with it. The colours are beautiful too

thank you

Muriel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful. I love the soft blue and the dies are gorgeous. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Rosie said...

Thanks for showing this card. I managed to see the demo on the show, which helped me realise how to cut the bevelled glass striplet multiple times side by side.I couldn't get mine even before.

Caroljsmith said...

Love this card sue the colours are so calming the strip let die is fantastic.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, I was looking for more ideas how to use my bevelled glass striplet die so this is well timed.

Michele.

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Sue, love how you've used the dies & gorgeous colour, hugs Carole Z xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, love the subdued colours xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card today,Sue. The way you have used several layers of daisies to create a more complex die, is something to try.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the background and who would have thought you could make a flower like this (looks like a crysanthemum to me) from a daisy die - amazing - must try that!
Rgs
Clare W

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours x xhazel

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. I just love, love this card and that striplet, I have the other three striplets and borrow this one from my sister, but I am going to have to buy this one as I just love using them all for different projects. Also they cover so many occasions. Hazel x

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card today. I live this striplet die as it can look feminine or also suitable for male cards.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the colours. Love Jean Z xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Very pretty Sue,lovely colours,
XxxRuth

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, the daisy die is so versatile I am so glad I got my set. I hope everyone has a peaceful week.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Card! Love the soft gentle colour and the touch of sparkle, I have voted for you in every possible category, Good Luck you really deserve to win as you give so much of yourself to us and your craft.
I'm sorry I haven't been commenting lately ( but I did check out Sue' s beautiful cards most days ) .
My husband Iain had an emergency quadruple heart bypass operation and was rushed from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness ( he went in for cardiac tests on the Wed.) and they kept him in. On the Thursday a surgeon was in from Aberdeen and said he had a bed there and performed the operation on the Friday, he was in Intensive Care for a week and was transferred from the high dependency unit yesterday to a normal ward , so he's on the mend now , thank goodness! I had our daughter Mandy for company last week and our son Stewart at the weekends so that was a great comfort.
So that's what has been happening, I have managed to visit The Papeterie and treat myself to a couple of Sue dies as I won't be down at the Glasgow this time.
Love and Hugs to all xo

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue... Happy crafting and have a nice day.... x

Glennis said...

Very pretty card today - I love the colours

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the soft colour. Love Jean xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue oh I am glad you showed this card so we can see it close up as it is so pretty. Don't tell anyone but the striplet dies fell in my basket on Thursday :) thank you for sharing. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx
Anne what a shock for you and quite a week but I am so pleased your husband is on the mend xxx
Cheryl what great news xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Another Sue Wilson special and the colours are awesome. My Friend Carol will love this card as she is a great fan of this striplet die and those flowers. Love it . Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another elegant card and a beautiful pastel shade. Love the striplet dies. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card !! loving the soft muted colours and the striplet die's multiple cuts for the background, and the beautiful, beautiful, daisy flower.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, love the design, looks so delicate but elegant.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
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Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card really elegant and such a pretty blue.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

val jones said...

I adore this card Sue. Just love the shade of blue you've used-it's so delicate. Really like this striplet die, it's the next buy on my list.
Love Val in Spain x

Maryann Laursen said...

This is sooo gorgeous Sue and as usual you´ve made another masterpiece. I saw it on the show too, and loved it too, but soo hard as there was so many outstanding cards, and I would love to see them all with my fingers, that´s for sure ha ha ha.

Eemeli said...

Oh, that flower is gorgeous! Love the soft pastel color scheme.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A very elegant card today and I love the way you have used the striplet fie and the Insbruck dies todether. Never thought of using the daisy die to make a 'mum' type flower, I used to use the Spellbinders small scalloped circlem cut each scallop into the centre and it used totake for ever but now I can use your daisy die...many thanks for that tip.
Love the blue card you have used too.
Hugs to all who need one or even if you just feel like a hug....do hope your days get better very soon. There are so many I could name but I would be so upset t think I had someone out so I'll just send my hugs to all of the lovely Wilsonettes.

Love Sheila xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Yet another beautiful card. I don't know how you manage to come up with such stunning cards day after day. But I am very glad you do.

Love, Roz.x

Jill Berg said...

This is very effective! Such soft delicate colours - beautiful

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card! I do remember it from one day wonder and loved it then. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Joan D said...

Another beautiful card. I really think the striplets are so so useful. Use mine a lot at the moment. One of my go to dies.xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Love the colour and that flower is fab. Keep em coming
Regards
Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & my lovely crafty friends,
Love today's card Sue, everything about it, colour, die combination a and that flower is to die for, so many flower designs from one die, that above all else shows that these dies were designed by a true crafting professional, you deserve to win every single award across the board Sue, you are one of the very few Kind, caring, genuinely honest to the core, you are not in this to make a fast buck and disappear , you can tell that everything you have put your name too has been designed with us in mind, so that we get every single pennies worth of value out of our purchase, you then go out of your way for days,weeks and months afterwards showing us different ways of getting the most out of our dies/stamps, there should be a special award for you as you are in a category of your own, above and beyond all others! Hugs xxx
Anne, I am so sorry yo hear that you have been through the emotional rollercoaster over the past few weeks, I am so happy to hear that Iain is on the mend, if it's any comfort to you a close friend of ours went throug The same surgery and after recovery was a new man, he hadn't been aware that his heart was not working at full capacity, so after surgery he had a real new lease of life, so you will hopefully have that to look forward to, get ready to keep up! I am so glad you had your lovely daughter to help you share the worry! Hugs xx to all of you xx
Janet, I would love to come to your lovely French country home for a craft retreat, it sounds idyllic, I think it would shatter the peace of your quiet haven though!
Your weeping willow will grow back more beautiful than ever in time, it will had done it good, I know what you mean though they look kind of sad and eerie after they have been chopped! I would love to see some photos of your little piece of heaven and the surrounding area,
I am glad you are all stocked up and ready to craft, what does Mr E do with his spare time? Will you stay out there for Christmas ? Hugs xxxx
We are off to take Lucy to the eye hospital today to try and fret to the bottom of her ongoing double vision, it hasn't been right since the surgery earlier this year, I hate hospitals! My mother & father in law had to rush home yesterday afternoon as their burglar alarm was activated, there were supposed to stay until today, luckily it was a false alarm caused by their electricity tripping off, but a good job they went as the freezers were both off! I always feel so incredibly exhausted after guests, I just don't relax while they are here!
I am sending big hugs to all of you lovely ladies,
Hugs as always,
Sandra xxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautoful, love the soft colours and gorgeous flower

Chris Curry said...

Lovely elegant card Sue. I am awaiting the daisy dies and as I am in the middle of deciding which flowers to finish a card for my daughter in law with this has given me the perfect answer. Thank you.Xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card waiting
for the Innsbruck die to arrive so
I can have a go at this one.
Nancyd xx

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card

AnneRD said...

A beautiful, elegant card that showcases your dies so well. Colours are so delicate. Anne x

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Just love this card the colour is so elegant.
Hugs
carol x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

That is very pretty and delicate looking, could use for so many occasions.

Cdteach said...

Love this card and since I have this striplet die, I think this has inspired me to use it for a special card I need to make.

Jan

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Loved this when you did the demo on C&C, such a great way to use the striplet die, I have two of your others but I think I'll have to buy this one as well. Great flower too would never have believed this was your daisy die.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

sued99 said...


This is one I missed last week. It is gorgeous.

lorna said...

Hi Sue
Blue and white is always so stunning, it looks like a wonderful piece of Wedgwood! I don't have this background (yet) so I tried it with the bevelled glass striplet and it looked pretty amazing so thank you again Sue for all your inspiring demo's.
Lorna D

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today - gorgeous flower from your daisy die. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really like today's card, especially the colour. The striplet die is so useful as well.
Anne, how awful for you ( and your poor husband of course!). I'm really pleased he's on the mend now, special hugs to you both. Janet, I know just how you feel. We have a beautiful white flowering cherry in our garden. It has been there for 27 years and my husband decided it was blocking the light too much so arranged to have it pruned. I did admit it needed a bit cut off as it was huge, but it was my pride and joy. Anyway, I had to go out when it was done and when I came back it was awful! It reminded me of a big cactus in the desert in America! However, it did give a lot more light into the garden, and throughout summer, it has recovered, but I've told my hubbie to cut it back into a more rounded shape once the leaves have gone. So your tree will recover and as Norah says it will probably be stronger. I feel exactly the same as you do about trees and weeping willows are beautiful. Off to craft now to try to catch up with what I should have done yesterday until lack of electricity put a stop to it. Love and hugs to all, love Alison xxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the flower.
Gr Elly

alimecca said...

Hi just me, sorry it should've been Sandra not Norah! Love Alison xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, this is such a special card, it's very soft and delicate with a sentiment that will cover a multitude of reasons to send it.
Today we have lost a wonderful actress mum and friend to many and this card would be perfect to send to her family
X Ros

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue, I just love this card. The colour is so delicate and the flower is so pretty. I will have to get the striplet die.
Regards, Evis M.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Very pretty, soft colours, lovely. X

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card, Sue, Enjoyed seeing it on C&C too. So many ideas recently that I have still to try.
Anne, so sorry you'r husband has been through such a bad time, but glad he is on the mend now.
I know you said you won't be at Glasgow (hobbycraft) this week, but are any other Wilsonettes going. I will be there on Thursday.
Cheers
Janice W

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, another brilliant card today Sue, love the colours (my favourite) and also the striplets they are inspirational, I bet all the other companies follow suit now you have brought them onto the market - yes I know they have been out for quite a few months now but they are good - busy weekend making cards, used lots of your dies and embossing folders so pleased with what I have done, all down to your inspiration.

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

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue,

Love everything on this gorgeous card. Must try it myself.

Regards,

Ivy L xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Yet another beautiful card you have brought us a and yet another die on my wish list , I really have to have a good win on the Lottery to make my wish list come true as it is really long now LOL.
Have a good day Sue
Elaine H X

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card love the colour, hugs Sarah xx

julie laz said...

Wow sue what a beautiful card love this,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Anther lovely card Sue.This die is on my wish list.
Have a good day everyone, even though the weather is awful. Susi x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I think the Bevelled Glass Striplet is very striking and so versatile.
Veronique L

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card and lovely colour today. I dont have this striplet but have the others. Im sure I could do something similar. This is what I like so much about your cards Sue you can change things but you give the inspiration in the first place. Thank you for sharing your talent. Hugs Heather x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and friends. What a beautiful, delicate, soothing card to start another week with, the shade of blue is just so pretty, perfect choice.
I am a true fan of pastel colour's and are so easy to combine with a stronger colour for the 'pop factor' and your daisy die flower is the perfect partner.
I know just how mega busy you are Sue, but last Thursday you mentioned so many ways of using your daisy petals. Is there any chance at all that a tutorial of all the flowers you can make with this die could be added to the others that are at the top of your blog please. I for one am very poor at seeing what can be done until you have shown us, then its ' of course, how stupid of me' Im sure Im not alone with the lack of light bulb moments ! Just an idea for the future. Sorry.

Janet, how lovely, I can almost smell fresh bread and coffee in the distance. What exceptional views to craft in. More please : )

Im sending hugs to Ann and husband, it can only get better from here on xx

To those that are unwell, suffering in any way, I send my love and thoughts to you today.
Hoping you all have a lovely day whatever your day holds.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another great card for us to drool over, certainly one to get our mojos going. Love blue on cards so clean and crisp.
Anne so sorry to hear about your husband, but he is on the mend now and I bet feeling a lot better.
Hugs to all who need them today, take care, Jess x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Luv the background on this card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card from the soft colours to the beautiful flower, thanks for the inspiration I will now use my Daisy die in a different way.
Anne glad your husband is on the mend
Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, the colour is so delicate and pretty, such a clever flower and finally who couldn't love this beautiful Bevelled Glass Striplet. I love it, it is at the top of my "non Christmas" wish list : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue thank you for showing the pretty blue and white card from your demo last week.
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue thank you for showing the pretty blue and white card from your demo last week.
Denise X

SHARICA said...

Love the colours on this card ..xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
I love the double layered look & the aperture within the beautiful striplet die cut is just that bit different to normal. Oh how i love The beautiful colour of blue that you have used, so soft. The chrysanthemum that you have created out of your daisy die looks just like those spikey ones that you get and just with the edges tipped, it really finishes of a beautiful card. Thank you Sue.
Janet, oh boy do i know what you mean about your beloved Weeping Willow. My lugghead Husband has cut down all bar one of the Fir trees at the bottom of mums garden that blanked out the ugly wall of the prison. Why? Because the branches didn't start until after the height of the fence.DOhhh!!!! that was the general idea. He took away the Fir tree that was at the side running down the garden because it only went to one side. It has had a wood pigeon nest there for the last 2 decades. Einstein... well it can make a new nest somewhere else. No it can't because it is too late in the season eejit. He has taken down a number of the trees and it would have broken my mum's heart to see her bare garden. The bottom of the garden was her secret hideaway that you couldn't see from the house without going down the garden through the wrought iron archway gate to the hidden secrets. Now you can see right down to the bottom and if he had his was the willow lattice work that has fruit trees behind it would be down as well and they would be out. The big greenhouse is now down and up at his nephew Stuarts', but now he wants down the apple tree that was behind it and the rowan tree at the side of the hut doors and i have told him no more trees are coming down. See he likes the quietness of the village but wants it to be more town like...bare of natural living, growing life. He's thrown out the hedgehog house that he says was rotten, i'm still trying to find where about. Sometimes my other half just makes me want to scream and i would try and knock some sense in but there's nothing there i am quite sure to knock the sense into. Oh don't get me wrong, i know that the garden was badly overgrown but there is such a thing as tidying up and sheer massacring just for the sake of it. I think it is just a pity he couldn't have shown an interest in sorting it out when mum was still here and tidied it up for her sake to look out on to.
Oh Anne flower, i am so sorry to hear that Iain has been warring with himself. I hope it wasn't all that excitement with the wedding anniversary cruise and party shenanigans. We told him not to go up and do that birdie dance, but I am glad that he is on the mend but he must at all costs when he comes home BEHAVE himself as he has been so lucky this time, we don't want a recurrence thank you very much. You must have been at your wits end you poor thing, but i am glad your daughter and son were keeping you as sane as you could hope to be at that time. Sending you and Iain up hugs, you to say we're here and Iain in the hope that he will be up and about again soon.
It must have gave your poor parents such a fright though Sandra with that going off like that. I don't know, but once your house has been violated by a burglar it just doesn't feel the same again somehow, so i am glad that it was nothing more than the electricity going off. I am quite sure dad can wait on you and i bet they were telling you off for doing things that they could do or go and do for you. My school friend made me a coffee the first time i went to her house after a number of years and after that it was every man for themselves although when she thinks she's doing a good turn by filling up the kettle, i hate to tell her i can't lift it. I can feel quite stupid at times because i can't do some of the simplest things a lot of the times, but hey we find a way around the problems.
end of part 1

Norah McPhee said...

part 2
I am waiting on my new hoover coming and i can't wait to try it out to see if it does duff up my carpets like it is supposed to do, but lets hope that i can push it eh? I have a wee one up the stair so i don't need to try and lift it up and down, but with Tia's casting, i have chocolate brown hair every where. I just seem to get it cleared and it is as bad as ever. We have had her on a diet this past 6 weeks as she was a third overweight and not because of what she was getting to eat but because a certain person wasn't taking her a walk. It is amazing just what a walk has done as she is now wiggling her bum about showing off her new waistline. Her face has slimmed down as well coming to a more pointed face rather than a solid heavy one. It's a shame because she loves a walk and gets quite excited now when she goes out with her daddy at night for her walk and for him to check on mum's house. She is looking around for her granny and Milly and can't understand why she can't find them. A lot of the times that she went to she her granny i would need to warn mum to sit down because Tia comes running in like a hooligan and knocks her over in her excitement at seeing her. She was like a skittle that got sent flying when Tia enters the room, more like a Shetland pony rather than a lab.
Well schools back up here and all is quiet on the Ochil frontier, just wish that the weather was better, but hey it's autumn so i will wish all my angels a good day and sending hugs to all in the blog and not at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue, you've done it again, a really lovely card. I just adore the colours it could be used for so many occasions.
Love Zena x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Sue, this is absolutely fantastic. Would also make a great man's card, but without the flower. I love it.
Anne C, I hope Iain is soon back to "normal" (whatever that is) and that you recover from the shock of events which spiral like that. I went through something similar about 7 years ago and couldn't sleep, eat or rest until George was home - although there are times when I could strangle him!!!
Norah, I think tree cutting is a "man" thing. I dread the words "I'll just trim that bush/tree" as it usually means there'll be 2 or 3 twigs left sticking out of the ground when he's finished!!!
I Hope everyone has as good a day as they can, and love to all xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card again today. The gentle colours are lovely and the dies gorgeous. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I am glad you have posted this card as being on Freeview I couldn't see your last show. I have just checked out your video tutorials and spotted one which explains how to extend the striplet die so I will have to give this one a try. Many thanks for posting it. Have a great week. x

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and I love this soft blue colour Take care allx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm in awe - this card is so lovely, lovely, lovely and elegant. The colours are just beautiful, as are the dies (Bevelled glass striplet is my favourite of them). And anything produced with the "Austrians" is elegant.
Flower is awesome - I suppose you can tell that I really love this card.
Hugs, Rose

jane said...

Hi Sue.
What a lovely card for a Monday morning.
Have just received my dies from C&C and can't wait to try them out. They are so beautiful, I must say your xmas dies are quite something also and I have quite a few.

Take care

Jane xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you very letting us have a closer look at this lovely card. The colours are so elegant and classy and your flower is perfect. I have been trying to make it and I have to say its not have bad - although nothing like as good as yours. Practice makes perfect! Will keep trying. Thank you Sue for everything!
I think they need a special category for you in the Craft voting world - Simply The Best - Better Than All The Rest! Lol.
Anne - good to hear from you. You have been missed . Sorry about your husband Iain being so unwell but thankfully now on the road to recovery. As someone said earlier we have a good friend who went through a similar ordeal 6 years ago and he is like a new man! Get ready to keep up! Lovely when the family rallies round - what would we do without them. Sending love to you all. x take care and don't tire yourself out.
Norah - my heart goes out to you about the garden. Gardens are full of memories too. Unfortunately not everyone is a gardener and to some gardening is just a chore. To those of us who love it - it brings so much pleasure and joy. Hopefully with the coming of Spring you will see things which have survived the onslaught and have real pleasure planning new additions. Try not to be too sad. Sending you extra love and hugs today - big hug for Rory too. x
Cheryl - thrilled at your news. x
I got a bit of a surprise this morning! Was still upstairs in nightie when door knocker went. Standing on mat was decorator come to paint the kitchen!!! He was supposed to come when we were in Spain. Well at least it's being done even if I wasn't ready. Having read Anne's post and others I had a talk to myself along the lines of - Myra get things in the right perspective and be thankful! It was still a shock.
Must go, no more rambling/moaning.
Love to everyone ,
Myra xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card.


Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Susan White said...

Lovely soft colours today Sue - very pretty! Susan x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I have the perfect person in mind for this one. Can't wait for my Wednesday winner stamps to arrive. So thrilled. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the soft blue and white colour way, the daisy and your dies. Unfortunately missed your shows as we were away.

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue.This card is stunning. Love this subtle colour. I have this die, so will try this. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card showcasing a great die set. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jill Liddle said...

Love this flower. Am definitly going to have to try making my own.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue so delicate the colours are brill thank you for sharing love to all June xxxxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
You've Done It Once More Another Outstanding, Extremely Elegant Card.
I Love The Bevelled Glass Striplet Die So Much Can Be Achieved With This Die, And You Prove It All The Time With Your Amazing Cards, I Love The Blue Of This Card With The White It Creats Such A Soft Tone, It's Beautiful How You Have Cut Out Your Aperture Using The Innsbruck Die That's Why I Love Your Stunning Dies They All Work So Very Well Together, I Love The JustRite Grand Sentiments Just As Much As I Love The Bold Sentiments From Creative Expressions, It's Fabulous How You've Added Ice Snow To The Edge Of Your Sentiment. I Love The Truly Awesome Flower, Until You Brought Out Your Dies For Flowers, I never Could Make My Own, Where As Now I'm Thrilled I Can Create So Many Different Types With Your Guidance.
Why Oh Why Can't I Get My PVA Glue Dots Like Yours I Keep Trying But I Don't Suceed!
Sue Thank You For The Stunning Card And The Great Photography Shots I Really Appreciate All That You Do.
I Saw Phill Martin At The Show I Went To In Doncaster It Was Great As He Had Many Of His Own Products And He Also Had Quite A Few Things From The Cosmic Shimmer Range.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Joanna Dickson said...

Wowzers Sue. I reallllly like this. Absolutely gorgeous. Luckily I have all these dies so this is one for me to try. Will my own twist so I'm not copying.
Lots of love
Jo
xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, and I really love this striplet die, it's one I keep going back to all the time, it can look so different in whatever colour or background you choose. Also it's brilliant for male or female cards. The flower is really gorgeous, yet another reason for owning the daisy dies - they are so versatile.
Take care, hope you have a good week.
love Brenda xxx

Anne C - What a worrying time you have had, so pleased your husband is out of intensive care and improving, I'm sure your son and daughter have been a great support to you both.

Sandra - Hope hospital visit goes well and you get some answers to Lucy's problem.

Norah - Sorry about your beautiful trees.

terrie said...

Very nice card..it has such a soft touch using the light blue...
It turned out really nice..
Well done Sue

Angela Wade said...

Good day, Sue and fellow Wilsonsettes, hope the weather's not too extreme where you are. Love this elegant, Wedgewood coloured card, Sue.
I have both the Daisies Die sets and from their first use, found I could make different flowers : - )
They were a great purchase and get used often !

Anne Crawford, glad your husband is on the mend after major heart surgery. Enjoy your new dies. You deserve a treat x

Janet (Ecco of Sheffield) - I know what you mean about trees, I love them too and get upset when people cut them down uncaringly, because they 'spoil' or block their view, etc.


Hugs to all in pain, or need and missing Wilsonettes
((( )))

Angela in wet and windy, S. WALES Xx

Jackie Whiteman said...

Fabulous card yet again!! I can't wait for my Austrian collection and part of the french one to arrive from C&C, must of been busy shows as still not heard when arrivi
ng :(

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

A beautiful card today. Enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous card. The flower is exquisite. I am always amazed at how perfectly you are able to form the dots. Guess it just takes practice but I am always afraid to do that on my cards as I always mess up at least a couple of dots when I try it. I love the dies you used. I pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605360450/

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card, Sue and such pretty colours. I love your centre die and must use this on a card soon. Your flower is stunning and so elegant. Can't wait to receive my happy mail.

Rachel x

Maxine T said...

Sue the flower is beautiful, I love the colour too. Great card wish I had the striplet die. Maxine T

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes A stunning card today Sue I love the colour so pretty. What you have done with the daisy die is gorgeous.I will defiantly try this beautiful gift I am so lucky to have all the dies used so a big thank you for showing this today,& the inspiration.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anne C so pleased your husband is on the mend,after his major heart operation,it must have been an awful shock for you both. Hugs Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Sandra, & Margaret corgi owner & all my lovely Wilsonette friends & to those that are missing for what ever reason hope to see them back very soon.Sending you all Love & Big Hugs I have plenty Lynda xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, just back from the optician and even with drops in my eyes (I've had to magnify the screen!) this card is beautiful. Love the colours and it would be suitable for many occasions. When my daisy dies arrive - hopefully very soon - I will have all the ingredients to make something similar. Thank you.

Anne C - I did wonder where you had been hiding but never guessed it was in The Papeterie, lol. I'm glad your husband is now recovering well and can't help but think how thoughtful of him to wait until all your celebrations were over before getting ill :)

Frances

Cathie Weary said...

Loved this card when I saw you demo it. Thanks so much for going through the steps again. It is truly an elegant card and I love the colours and the way you made a different flower once again using the same flower die.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good afternoon Sue ,and everyone,to day's card is delicate,soft calm,if you can say that about a card,the blue is fantastic.
Ita.

Cazzie D said...

Afternoon Sue
love the colours. I really like the way you formed the flower. Caz x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and do remember it from your demo. Love pastel colours, so pretty.

Gail said...

Gorgeous card - luv the colours and how you have made the flower too - fab xx GailT xx

Jane said...

Love the delicate colours on today's card.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Love everything about today's card - just gorgeous
Linda S

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What another beautiful card. The colours are so restful and again works in its appearance of simplicity. Waiting for the rest of my Austrian dies to arrive, can't wait to play!

Sue Edwards said...

Such subtle colour makes this card very elegant Sue. Thank you for sharing.

ang said...

Gorgeous card,beautiful flowers and fab colour choice angxx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, soft and gentle :)

Sioux P said...

lovely card Sue as always. Really like the different flower thanks as always

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. The colours and the dies are gorgeous. The flowers dies are so versatile. I've done a full stint today at school. The new intake at Foundation are the worst épée have had. They do not sit, they do not listen and seem to think they can do as they wish.
I'll have to read the posts later especially Norah's as I'm cooking tea and making Tomato Soup. Hugs to all in need of one today, and I hope your not to washed out for our meet tomorrow Sandra.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, I haven't got this die but I can see how useful it would be - added to my wishlist now.

Craftihappinesss to everyone and love from Pearl.

Brooke b said...

Lovely card, love the colours and the dies. xxxx

Meg said...

What lovely colours for your card Sue.
The glitter certainly lifts it.

Oh Janet I can sympathise with you over the loss of your Willow tree. We had a fruiting Cherry tree which was about a hundred years old but it had gone rotten in the centre and we were told it had to come down - I know you will believe me when I tell you I went to talk to it and say I was sorry and I cried like anything.

Love and hugs everybody.

Meg
xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the flower I didn't think you'd made it from your daisy dies.
Donna Jones

Karen Drew said...

A very elegant card. I have this die and used it with the mixture of glitters like you did on Thursday. Such stunning results and fairly quick to do.
Thank you for the inspiration
luv
Karen xx

Laura O said...

fab card ,waiting for my dies to come [can't wait ]Laura O

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Fandimandozy what a gorgeous card Sue! I love what you have done with the Striplet die and a different use of the Delicate Daisy....which I have! I cut a few out last night from gold glitter card and they look stunning! Gorgeous colours used Sue and the whole card itself is just beautiful! "Thank you Sue" for your inspiration xx Nice male card too from yesterday! xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need them today and through the night....xx Congratulations to all the lucky ladies from yesterday! Wonderful! Enjoy your prize xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

nannapat said...

Another stunning card Sue. I bought the bevelled glass die at the weekend and it cuts beautifully. Your flower is so pretty and the pale blue on the edges in really subtle. Pat x

Janice K said...

A beautiful, soft, subtle card in such a lovely shade of blue.x

Jane Franklin said...

I love the soft colours and the flower is great. Definitely another one to try. Luv to all jax

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a superb creation yet again today.
Love the super colour too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, a gorgeous card and the blue is beautiful i hope this blue was in the mixed pack on your c and c shows as i ordered some and my parcel came today with my dies and as l already have the striplet i am set to go, will you be doing a tut for your you tube page, thank you sue, regards to all J

craftynanna said...

PS sorry sue i meant a tut of the flower, regards J

Theresa Pace said...

what a beautiful card. i'm glad this was requested as i missed all shows since i was at work.
very serene and tranquil card. soft and elegant, hugs xx

Brooke Bont said...

Beautiful card and so easy. Thanks for all the ideas Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, love the soft blue colours. Have just finished Hubz' birthday card, which was inspired by the very first time I saw the shaving foam technique on your blog. Thank you. Bx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A beautiful and elegant card today. xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Lovely card Sue,Have the striplet and the petals so will really try to make this(maybe tomorrow).Had family around all day and it's lovely to see them but uj how tiered after they gone so weather permitting,rain and dull I will see if I can make some crafting.Husband make room in your office !

AnnC- you have had a terrible time,so glad to hear that all gone well and that your husband is recovering.Hugs to you both.

Norah-the poor trees but hopefully they will one day grow up again and the garden will look better then ever. Your Tia sound a lot of fun.Hug to you and Rory.

Pat S-you are a very brave lady. Foundation is a room full of little terrors and they have not a clue how to behave.I saw that more and more and as you can't punish them or anything while they can kick,spit and swear at you etc. I left after 15 years in a first school.Best thing I did but miss them funny enough sometimes......

To all Wilsonettes take care and have a good night
Hugs Maria x

karenlotty said...

Yeh I've found some wifi Not allowed me to comment on Julia's so here goes Lively soft colours and The bevelled Striplet is on my birthday wish list

hazel said...

Hi Sue
An Absolutely Stunning card. Glad you got a request for this card so you could show us all.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the soft colours and your flower is lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love the beveled glass striplet it makes a lovely background , beautiful flower and love the soft colour card stock .thanks Sue hugs xx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass&L, Lynda and everyone xx
Jean D xx

janet said...

Nice card -love the colours and the use of the striplet.
Janet in Kent

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning, just stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

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Another lovely card, Sue.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I'm late in posting I love today's card your strip dies are so versatile and look amazing however you use them. Today's card is absolutely gorgeous I love the colours and style.
Hugs x
Heather T

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. Now I've finally beaten my laptop into submission I can finally post a comment :). What a beautiful card!! I love the delicate blue and the flower is just perfect. I really do need to get some of your strip dies as there is so much you can do with them. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Di said...

Love the colours, love the design. So elegant,

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE FLOWER. THE BACK GROUND DIE I HAVE USED A LOT. A VERY USEFUL DIE.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

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