Monday, 6 October 2014

You Are In My Thoughts

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  I demoed all day at Coleman's warehouse in Rushden and was able to meet many of the blog followers so that was great fun for me.  Today's card is one of those long skinny styles that I like (just to mix it up a bit!)  I started with a piece of periwinkle card and embossed it with my Quilted Flower embossing folder to give my background some texture.  Out of coconut white card, I cut eight of the French Collection corners.  I glued them to the background so the edges were together and they formed four half circle patterns around my card.  I cut a strip of white felt that was about an inch wide and nine inches long.  I folded it over and glued the edges together so that the strip was now nine inches by 1/2" wide.  On the folder edge, I snipped into it on an angle all the way down the length of the strip.  I kept the spacing fairly close together so I had thinner snipped pieces.  Using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue, I ran a bead along the bottom and rolled the entire length of it to create my flower.  I seated it on a white messy bow tied from seam binding and some white tulle.  I made two stick pins to match and stick the ends under the flower into the bow.  I stamped my sentiment (from the Bold Sentiment set by Creative Expressions) on to vellum.  I cut it into a strip and tucked the end under my flower and cut the other end into a fork.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat layer, a thin periwinkle layer and a final white mat to complete my card.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x













174 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue to start Minday. So beautiful.
Cameeli, wonderful news about your coming grandson, what a joy he will be for you.
Tandy, you must be heartbroken about your grandchildren in care, so sad when they could have a happy loving home with you,, aren't the children supposed to be placed where they will be safest and happy, what is this system all about.
Mrs B glad you are feeling better.
Mrs Duck, I trained as a speed typist many moons ago, never lost it.
Hugs all round, have a good day

Jan.moogie said...

Just a quick look before going to work and WOW what a beautiful card. Love it SUE. XX

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card. I didn't manage Rushden this time, I keep looking out for you in Asda lol. Take care and have a good day all. Kitty.

Linda28 said...

Great card to start the week off Sue, I really like the French collection and how you have been using it, so versatile! I will be trying this type of bow, I think it's looks great. Off to work, hectic week ahead, but you know all about that yourself:). Take care everyone. Linda.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
A great card to start off this week
It is raining here so I may try this
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, lovely blue again and clever use of the corner dies. Fab embellishment!!
R&R after Rushden?? Hope so.
Seems that you have a new PR person in the States - go, Txcowgirl!!

'P' in Wales

Cameeli - what good news for you, hope it gives you a lift.
Tandy - what to say? So very sorry, those poor children and how awful for their Daddy too, he must be in turmoil.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - quite french looking - tres jolie. Happy Monday
Rgs
Clare W

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card and I love the French collection corners so elegant with the periwinkle blue. Glad you had a great time at Rushden.

Thanks Pam, how have you found driving, hope you have been able to go out and about?

well have a good day everyone, wrap up well,its certainly changed weather-wise.

Have a good day.
Cameeli xx


Kitty Davies said...

Hello Pam Elder.
Sue's die from yesterday is still available from www.iconuk. at £14.99. I hope you find it. Take care. Sue I am so sorry to use your blog like this . I just had a quick look at yesterday's comments and saw Pam has been unable to buy your die. so sorry Kitty.

Anonymous said...

A pretty card to start the week in lovely colours.
Jan
Northampton

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
I'm Thrilled To Hear You Enjoyed Your Time At Rushden Meeting Lots Of Wonderful People. I Just Love Today's Card Its Truly Fabulous I Love The Stunning Colours You've Chosen The Coconut White And The Fabulous Perewinkle (Which I Love) Fabulous Quilted Flower Embossing Folder, That You've Used On Your Perewinkle Card It Really Stands Out So Well. I Have The Beautiful Corner From The French Collection And Its Awesome It's Just So Pretty, You Can Create So Many Things Just By Using This. I Love The Beautiful Flower You've Created From White Felt, Your Wonderful At Creating Flowers, And When You Add Your Tulle And Fabulous Bows (Which I Love) And Those Stunning Stick Pins It Looks Truly Tremendous, I Love How You've Stamped The Sentiment Onto Velum. Sue Thank You For Sharing This Tremendous Card I Just Love It, Thank You For The Great Tips And Techniques You Are A True Inspiration I For One Really Appreciate It, Thank You For This Fabulous Blog, And The Wonderful Photography Its Great To Get The Close Up Shots.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card love the colour combo thankyou tracyw x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a really beautiful card today to brighten up this miserable Monday for us. I love the colours and also the corner die, I keep saying that I will try that ribbon with the felt, I must get round to it.

Wished I could have got to Colemans but so far away, to pleased you had such a great time.

Have a great day everyone what ever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Wow! This card is gorgeous, just love everything about it. Thanks for showing us yet another way of using your dies, and the felt flowers are so lovely.
Tandy - I'm sorry that the "system" has gone against you, I hope that the authorities see sense and return your grandchildren to you.
Good wishes to all. Sue xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely blue and white and so pretty with the French collection. That flower is gorgeous, I must try the felt,

Muriel x

Linda Graham said...

Pretty card Sue, love the colour, a masterpiece as always, thank you, Linda x

Eemeli said...

Oh, this is very elegant and fragile. Love the light shade of blue and with
white it forms a fabulous pair. Gorgeous design and overall.

Have a great start on this new week!

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the lacy look of this corner die. The flower is gorgeous. All in all, a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing.
Thinking of you Tandy.
Hugs to all.

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BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really great start to the week with this stunning card, love the use of the corner die, and blue and white is one of my favourite colour combos. Glad you had a good time at Colemans. Take care everyone. Bx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card with the gorgeous periwinkle card and French corner.
Sheila x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. What a brilliant way to use a corner die. It sounds like you had a brilliant time at Colemans Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I love how you have used the corner dies what a clever idea.

Warm gentle hugs for all those poorly or feeling sad.

Weather here is pants windy rain etc wish I did not have to go out for a Hospital appt. would just love to craft the day away.....

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!!! A stunning card to start the week, Sue. It's helping to take my mind off the storm damage I just woke up to.... :( But it's only things, not people damaged, thank goodness. Jo xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card to start a new week, and in my fav. colour combo : ) The corner die works so well like this, and I can see a peacock tail embossed with gilding flakes, the Calypso ones maybe? I love the felt flower and the vellum strip too(I still struggle to get my forks even, they end up getting smaller and smaller as I trim one side then the other, and don't get me started on matting them!!!)
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat and all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Caroljsmith said...

Another wow card sue I love the French collection dies they are great .

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very pretty card (looks like lace fans )and the periwinkle card is lovely.
Pam, you most certainly haven't lost it lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I think it is definitely Autumn, rather chilly this morning. I love this corner die you can do so much with it. Love the colour combo too.

Love Rosemarie xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card. The French collection is such a pretty set.

Glad to hear you had a good day at Colemans.

Love, Roz.x

Glennis said...

Very pretty, I like how the dies look like fans

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love Todays card its stunning, I particularly like the way you've used the corners. It is such a 'lacy' card so feminine and pretty. The colours you've used and the felt flowers are gorgeous.
Tandy I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandchildren sometimes 'the system' get it so wrong.
Cameeli congratulations about your future grandson
Hugs to Yorkielass, Cheryl and all who need one
Hugs x
Heather T

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the periwinkle card and the die corners are lovely,
XxxxRuth

Jill Berg said...

This is beautiful, love the colour, the die and the felt flower - all stunningly put together!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the flower. Love Jean xxx

karenlotty said...

Need to take a look at these dies again I hadn't realised that the corners formed a lovely circular pattern Nice to see a long thin card for a change too - makes for easier posting

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful refreshening card for a dull day! I love the colours and flower. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The corners look like fans.
Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, such a pretty card in a gorgeous colour. Take care all x

val jones said...

Lovely way to use the corners. Love the bow and the stick pins.
Love Val in Spain x

TDQ Karen said...

Love the card, great colours and a fantastic flower xx

auscrafts said...

love the card and die

Diane said...

Hi Sue This is a beautiful card today and I love the use of the French corners, I'm so glad they found a home with me :) It's pouring with rain here so chilli and miserable but I'm meeting a friend for coffee (should be going for a walk!) so that will be fun. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxx

Crafty Granny said...

Fabulous card sue, I like the quilled felt flower very much!
Love Nicola x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue, on this very wet and windy day!
This card is beautiful, so delicate ! You have chosen perfect colours for it!
Sounds as if you all had a brilliant time at Colemans.
Gail Cx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Lovely card today. I think those corner dies would make lovely fans or peacock tails even they are so delicate and pretty.

Well let us see if we can just get this comment to post just once!! I have no idea what is happening unless it is when as I say I use my phone. It has been playing up for a while with other things like not displaying things properly it is due for a change just can't find time to get round to it.

I am using the Mac today so I will check this time after I post, something I don't usually do.

Have a good day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Wow what a fancy start to the week! Frilly, Lacey lovelyness! Super card Sue, I love the gems you use on your stickpins, I have managed to get hold of some pins, so that I can have a go! Glad your day at Coleman's was a success. Hugs xx
Tandy, how very sad, a loving familiar home waiting for Thisbe gorgeous grandchildren but the powers that be see fit to out them somewhere strange, the part I don't get isi saw a programme where they were desperate fir loving homes for children! Makes no sense, but these things never do! We once lived next door to some people that were barbaric, evil parents, they used to beat their poor children in the garden, the 7 yr old girl didn't know what an apple was, I was heartbreaking, birth me and the neighbour on the other side reported them to the NSPCC who came out, interviewed the family and said "they try where ever they can to leave the children in their home" we were horrified, they used to feed their children by giving them a bag of bread, nothing else! I lost faith in them that day!
It was lovely seeing my mum yesterday, but boy is it hard driving away and leaving her behind, on a brighter note she is going on her first ever mini break/holiday on her own this coming weekend, she us so nervous, as she us not used to doing anything on her own (my dad gad get protected for years so going out on her own is a huge breakthrough)! So we got her case all packed and sorted, I am so excited for her but nervous at the same time! X
Nanny Jo, sorry to hear about the storm damage where are you? I hope all us well x
TX cowgirl, your crop sounds fabulous, great location I am so pleased that they all loved Sue's Dies, but who wouldn't?! You will be very popular with all the crop -
goers wanting to use your dies! Hugs xxx
Alimecca, have a lovely trip to Scotland xxx
Frances, thanks for that, I will go gave a look, xxxx
Norah, I couldn't agree more with you about the whole, prisoners get it too easy business, children today don't seem to gave the same respect for their elders either, when I was at school our headmaster was like a 'god' you daren't even look at him leg alone speak to him, that saline kept you from straying into trouble! If a teacher told you to do something, you certainly didn't back chat! I think that this is where the problem gas started! Please Norah very careful on that there Soapbox, I don't want you having one of your falls!
I wonder where the 'soapbox' saying originated from?!
Anyway I must go get ready for physio.....:(
Crafty hugs to all of you special friends,
Sandra xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very beautiful gift which made me smile this horrible dull/wet and cold Monday morning.
I love today's colour scheme - favourite of course -and the corner die you have used so reminds me of an Edwardian Fan. I can just see it done in lace and a few pearls around the edges. So So elegant in the ballroom. Today's gift has gone into my 'must do' file and I shall definitely be having a go.

Txcowgirl -Your Saturday sounds wonderful. You never know you could have started a massive new trend of Sue Wilson wonderful dies in your area. Just keep on crafting.
Tandy - You're in my heart and prayers dear lady.
Norah - I'm with you all the way re the system etc and you're not on a soapbox. You are a young lady who has very strong values and we need more like you.
Sandra - hope you had a lovely visit with your Mum and that your pain level isn't too bad this morning. Re physio I've decided to go down the Tens Machine route so am now looking for a machine. If anyone has a brand etc that's not over expensive they could recommend I would appreciate the info.

Well it's still dark and raining here so first job today is to put the summer wardrobe away and get out the winter one -oh doesn't that sound Posh! It's not believe me.

To all who are down and in pain hope you will feel better soon. To everyone take care and stay strong. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and I just
love these flowers and so easy to make.
Nancyd xx

gwen70 said...

Adore this card Sue, those french corners are on my list of must haves

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
WOW love the flower, you are so clever at creating wonderful embellishments.
The French corner is exquisite!
Lorna D

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful lacy looking card, love the use of the corner dies makes such a pretty feature. Love it.
Lydia
X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Delicate and pretty die cut corners and I love the blue and white colour way.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
I just love the periwinkle blue card, so fresh and pretty.
REgards
Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
Another stunning card today. I do love the colour combination too. That flower is gorgeous.....please do a tutorial on how you made it, pretty please???

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colour and clever flower.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. Love the colours and how you have used your die. Beautiful :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

sued99 said...

Wow amazing card today.
Lots of rain here too.

Theresa Sweetman said...

beautiful card. Theresa

Debbie Tinks said...

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

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. This is such a lovely card. I really like the blue and white together. Would never have thought to use the french corner like this so will have a go at this as its not very nice weather today. Thanks again Sue for your inspiration. Hugs Heatherx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great card for a Monday morning real stunning, hugs Sarah xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today, one that would suit any occasion.Thanks for sharing. Have a good day everyone. Susi x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette Angels,
What a beautiful card again today from the french set. The effects that you achieve from the various elements are wonderful and make such beautiful cards. The white against the periwinkle looks so pretty and the pompom dahlia or chrysanthemum in the felt just finishes it off to perfection. Thank you Sue for another WOW and your continued inspiration that you give us so freely.
Oh Tandy, i am so sorry to hear that your grandchildren have been put into care. The lad might "only" be your foster son but i bet he lost that name a long time ago. Those poor wee mites have been through so much in their short wee lives, to lose their granny and grampa as well is just heartbreaking. I hope that your son will feel more able to cope again soon and bring those wee bairns back home where they belong. Big HUGS.
Myra P, i hope your charges love making their rainbow book card as much as i did because it was fun. The wee lass i made it for has it displayed in her bedroom with the box that i made for it(decorated of course) and i think the whole of Dollar has heard and seen this card of hers. All her wee friends want one but she just tells them that her grannies friend made it especially for her. Have fun as the concoctions of story books that could be made is endless and only limited by their imagination.
Glad to see that you are back on the up again Mrs B, as i know just what pain takes out of you and robs you of even the simplest of pleasures. Now you can look forward to meeting the girls for a crafty day this week and much enjoyment, have fun flower.
Alison, sorry it's raining flower but i do hope that you enjoy your break up here in Scotland. The rain is only cleaning up our beautiful landscape and making it look fresh and new for your visit.
Pat S Whitney, i hope that you are nearing the end of your decorating. My Auntie Ina used to decorate her livingroom for spring, summer, autumn and Christmas every year. She had this thing that her place was filthy when in actual fact you could eat your dinner of the floor it was so clean. How she managed i don't know as she was so ill with kidneys(on dialysis 3 times per week) she had various bags attached because of the amount of operations she had had over the years that doctors had bungled. She was in and out of that hospital as much as mum and that is how they met(because she wasn't my real aunt, she was better than a real one) as she was a Glaswegian and boy did she have a sense of humour.
Well the clouds are being chased today so fast across the sky with the wind it's like seeing something in high speed as they have their race. I hope that where ever you are my dear friends you have a lovely day even if the weather isn't. Sandra flower, take things easy today after your marathon drive yesterday to see your mum. Hugs to all my dear angels in need or just want a hug.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Wendy L said...

a really beautiful card, love this die, xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and friends. Glad the demo day went well for you. No rest for you though, what with your shows on CC looming, so looking forward to it.
I adore this corner die that isn't just a corner die. Ive used it as a centre point like one big doiley with all 4 corners meeting in the centre, it really IS more than a corner enhancement.
Yet another day feeling awful. Keep hoping tomorrow will be the day I can say I feel well(ish) again, hohum, such is life, of which Im sleeping most of it away at the moment !
I started this post at 8am and keep nodding off.
Thinking of all those that are unhappy, unwell, sad and feel alone (you are not)
TOB - Im thinking of you at this horrible time. You know where I am ok ?
To all Wilsonettes stay warm and dry (and awake) if possible !!!
I meant to say yesterday Sue - the sentiment came straight back at you and to my Particraft sisters.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

darcydaydream said...

Wow what a beaut! and I have this die in my collection not used yet. I have to have a go at this card as it is a real stunner. Have a lovely day. B the look of the weather, an ideal on to spend in the craft room!
Love from Christine in Darcy....xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the colours on this lacy card. Nice shape too.

Love to all of you xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh my this is girgeous. i don't know how you think of so many ways of using dies love it

hollyberry said...

A card that is just so pretty,delicate and lacey.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another one of your stunning creations, The French collection is such a pretty and lacey selection of dies...I love 'em! The blue is so pretty and your felt flower is gorgeous.
Hugs to all who are need of them and hope there is a light at the end of the tunnel for you.

Love Sheila xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card and love the colours . love Jean Z xx

nattyboots said...

WOW , you are so talented ,i love it !

Elaine H X

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card, love the blue colour and corner die you used. Your cards are so beautiful x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! The colours are lovely and that die is so lacy, its very pretty.

IVY Cheong said...

Wow! The card hit me as soon as I opened the link. What a truly beautiful card. I was about to purchase this dies set last night. I am going to purchase today definitely. I love it.

Love,

Ivy ling xx

Rosie said...

That is such a lovely card and I have the dies already!

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue beautiful card
Denise X

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue.

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I absolutely love this set of dies and can't stop playing with them they are so versatile , I (like Steph ) have made the large flower with them which is stunning, and fans etc, also love the felt flower somehow always gives a richness to the card, just wonderful!
My heart goes out to you Tandy, I just don't understand how these people in authority's minds work?
Love and Hugs to all xo

Jayne S said...

Lovely card suitable for many occasions.

CHERYL brown said...

Such a pretty card to brighten up this dull cloud-crying Monday morning. Tis quite windy here in my part of Somerset.
Tandy, my heart is full of sorrow for you losing your grandchildren to the 'care?' system. I hope that there will be some way they will let you stay in touch with them and hopefully be able to fight for them.
To all Wisonettes who are not feeling 100% today, "wrap your arms around your shoulders and squeeze, now you have a hug from me.
Cheryl xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card, a many occasions one i think.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

DMJ said...




A really lovely card, could be used for all types of occasions!!



Doreen x

Paula said...

That is such an unusual card Sue, well done you!

Paula x

Kate's Cards said...

Love it! xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
I don't know how you keep making these beautiful cards. I just love the card as well as the colours.
Take care,
Evis McCarthy.

Anonymous said...

So lovely and fresh looking, Sue, I just love the combination of periwinkle and white - and those dies are so gorgeous! Love to all, Judy M

Marianna Hammer said...

So lovely card!
I think the best thing about your work must be all the new dies, you get to play with. I think I've bought a lot of dies, but still: every day I wish I had this one :) They are so lovely.

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - what a pretty card I first looked and thought I didn't remember any half circle dies your so clever.
Well what a change in the weather even my dog refused to go out and I can't say I blame him.
Tandy I feel for you it must be heartbreaking but hopefully things will get better and them on high will see sense.
Pam I too trained as a speed typist but am afraid for me I have totally lost it. I can still remember typing The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dogs over and over on an old manual typewriter. (For those who do not know this phrase uses ever letter in the Alphabet).
Hope everyone has a good day and those in pain find some comfort. Big hugs all round. Take care all Helen K xx

julie laz said...

Beautiful card, i have these dies so I can make this one,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty card. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T.xxxxxxxxxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, this card reminds me of yesterday the sky was just like the periwinkle card you have used today. So thank you for perfect timing now the dark drizzly sky looks like hanging around for few days this week.
X Ros

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Stunning. So pretty, and the colour scheme I love. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love all the cards you make, but at the moment the periwinkle cards are really doing it for me. SueL x

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card Sue, love these colours. The embossing on the back ground just shows enough to add interest. Thank you. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. Periwinkle is such a gorgeous colour and complements the white French die cuts.
The accent (felt flower, stick pins, tulle and bow) is stunning.
Thanks for brightening up a grey and wet Monday.
Hugs, Rose

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this card is lovely, periwinkle and white are so crisp together. Glad you met so many bloggers, it is so good to put faces to names.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Never thought to use the corner dies like this and it done make a statement on the card. As always the periwinkle blue is always a fav. Glad you had a good time at colmens and looking forward to your upcoming shows on c&c with john. Have a great week.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a really beautiful card Sue. Blue and white, so clean and crisp, just lovely.
Sandra, soapbox may have come from "Speakers Corner" in Hyde Park but I'm not sure.
Tandy, thinking of you.
Yorkielass June - I'm going to York in November with female members of my extended family (girly weekend - that's a laugh as ages are 46 - 75). Do you actually live in York?
Love to Pam & Robbie, Lynda, Mrs Duck, Mrs B, Alimecca, Janet, Norah, Steph, Myra, oh and all the ladies whose names escape me for the minute.
Texas Dawn - maybe if you e-mail Sue at the address shown after the names of the comments winners, she will advise the best way for your shop friend to order these dies. x
Love to all xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love, love, love it.

Fiona Young said...

What a wonderful colour combination, and a lovely way to start the week.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love how you've used the corner die
Tandy thinking of you
Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, Thank you once again for showing me just how many ways I can use my lovely dies. I just love this card. Beryl xx

SHARICA said...

Pretty Card .. xx Love the colours :)

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
DEMO AT COLEMANS BET THAT WAS KEEN AS MUSTARD. LOL.
VERY NICE COLOURED CARD.CLEAN AND FRESH. LOVE CREATING THESE FLOWERS. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TEXTURED CARD.BRILL JOB.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Theresa Pace said...

lovely shades and that flowersure does pop, hugs xx

Oksana said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue! Love this card!xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue wow what a different card I love it. I love the design of it. And it's such lovely colours. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely bright card for a very dull and miserable morning. It's going to be a lights on day all day, I think. I love the delicacy of the French collection corners and the felt flower suits it perfectly. I received a pack of the periwinkle card (and some other stuff, of course, lol) from JS on Saturday but can't bring myself to use it yet. It is such a pretty colour I just keep looking at it :-)
Oh well, back to the Christmas cards, still so many to make.
Have a good week Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Frances

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Maryann Laursen said...

So beautiful work here again Sue.

Beth T said...

I always try and get a quick peek before heading off to work--you never disappoint!
Love the layers of texture and the colors!

Joanna Dickson said...

What a gorgeous card to start the week off. Really pretty.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, another beautiful cards, the dies used in this way as someone else said remind me of peacocks tail feathers.
Love the felt flower it just sits so perfectly on the card.
Thai care, love Brenda xxx

Tandy, just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandra, so pleased you managed to get to Colchester to see your mum, hope you are not suffering today from all that sitting in the car. Your mum is very brave, she will be fine, just tell her to hold her head up high (no one will guess she is nervous)

Txcowgirl, Bet everyone went home and did a web search. Well done you - for being in there first, and for spreading the Sue Wilson name.

Myra, enjoy your time with the children, they will love their rainbow books.

Steph, take it easy, hope you have a peaceful day.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely bright start to an otherwise miserable Monday morning! My favourite periwinkle blue and white! The French set is gorgeous and I was just thinking - that would make a circle too when I read Steph's comment!!
Love the stick pins and also the flower. I really like making those - they always work too! Big bonus! Lol. Pleased you had a lovely time at Colmans . Looking forward to Thursday. I am out in the afternoon but will record everything anyway! Thank you Sue for everything you do .
Tandy - so very sorry to read about your grandchildren. How heartbreaking - common sense went out the window when political correctness came in methinks! Thinking of you and praying things will change for you.
Sandra - I think soap used to come to stores in wooden crates or boxes in long bars which were cut up .These boxes were used at Hyde Park Corner (Speakers Corner) and other public places for speeches . The speaker would take his own soapbox and stand on it to be seen above the "crowd". I think there's an American link as well but not sure.
Txcowgirl - Dawn - Wow ! Sue Wilson's American Ambassador! Sounds as if you had a great day!
Janet - you made me smile - re the winter wardrobe! I've been doing the same and mine isn't posh either!
Frances - you really must stop stroking the card and start using it! I think we are all the same!
Love to everyone, including, Pam and Robbie, Norah and Rory, Tandy, Leo and Skylar, Tres, TOB Theresa, Julie L, Anne, Frances, June, Janet, Steph, Sandra, . Lynne M, Lindsay, Lynda, Sheila , Brenda L, Maureen,
Dawn (Texas) and not forgetting Sue.
Myra x


Jill Liddle said...

Very pretty card today.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Lovely card with a very different style being long and that absolutely gorgeous flower. A busy day packing for me today as I'm off on Thursday to Australia to see my daughter. So so excited. Will pop in here to say goodbye so that you don't think I've just vanished for a month. Will miss reading everyone's news and views though. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, sound like you had a lovely weekend with lots of lovely crafter. Take Care Elaine x

Jackie Whiteman said...

Fab card!! Love the blue, is it periwinkle?? Not normally a fan of blue, but this is a pretty one

terrie said...

Great card and color...
I also like how you did the flower.
Well done Sue

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,love the long style,and of course your Die's.The flower ,is stunning .
Ita.

nannapat said...

Lovely card and great use of the corner dies. The felt flower looks amazing, I will have to have a go at making one. Pat x

Darlene4527 said...

Another beautiful card. Love the blue color, lacy look and am going to have to try the flower.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, gorgeous die-cuts, gorgeous colours, and gorgeous stick pins and flowers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Susan White said...

Love that little felt flower - thanks for the detailed instructions! Susan x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the corners they remind me of fans when put together like that.
Donna Jones

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous card to brighten up a dull Monday. Love the colours and the die used, your French collection is a favourite of mine. The flower and stick pins are scrummy. Glad that everyone had fun at Coleman's. Thank you for all that you do for us. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Tandy my heart goes out to you, this is political correctness gone mad, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Maureen welcome to York, I do live there and would love to meet you on your girly weekend there, that is if you would too.
Sandra glad that you had a lovely time with your Mum, she sounds a strong lady too, gentle hugs.
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Steph, Norah and sweet Rory, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Myra P, Maureen K, Heather T, Cameeli, Janet Echo, Ita, Julie and Lee, Mrs B, P in Wales, Helen K, Brenda L, Alimecca and Aunt, Wheely Bad and Billy, Pat L and Sarah, Meg and babies Leo and Skylar, Wheely Bad and Billy, Dawn txs, Angela W, Marie A and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Yorkshire Rose said...



Hello Sue
been making cards most of today
but todays card is onother lovely one
like colour and the way you have used
the corners.
keep them coming
love rose xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card - very pretty.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Another glorious card!! I think I have died and gone to card heaven since I found your blog!! Your cards are absolutely magical and I cannot wait for the day that I can get my hands on some of your dies!! I have only been a follower for a few days but reading your blog has become an essential part of my day!! Thank you for creating such beautiful products and cards for me to get inspiration from! See you tomorrow!

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Lovely lacy looking card. What a clever use of one of your corner dies. Wish my felt flower could look like yours when I finish!

Robin said...

Great card - love the fancy pins with the felt flower.

Jane said...

Like the dies on today's card.

Jane xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, so nice with the fluffy flower.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Jane Franklin said...

Just love the use of the corners and the colour is so calming. Thank you. Luv to all jax

lynda said...

Good Afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes WOW WOW a stunning card today I love the French Border corner die,
& love useing it.love how you have used them on this card.the colours are lovely. Glad Week end went well for you Sue. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Tandy your in my thoughts & prayer,s you must be devastated about your grandchildren being in care.this is the care system gone mad any one in there right mind would see that your grandchildren would be far better off with you,than with stranger's Hugs Lynda xx

Sandra,glad you had a lovely time with your Mum,she is a strong lady going away on her own Well done too her hope your Physio went well Hugs Lynda xx

Welcome to Barbra Macaskill to this wonderful blog your an official Willsonette now. Hugs Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkilass,Lindsay Hope your ok,Hazel,Magpie,Wheely Bad,Tina E & Claire,Tres,Jean D,Tandy,Maureen K,Myra P,Pauline A,Cheryl B, Diane M,Txcowgirl,Brenda L,Norah & Rory,Meg & Babies Leo & skylar,TOB Theresa,Nanna Tina,Mrs B,Pat S,Janet Ecco,Julie Laz,Cameeli,Steph,Helen K, Love Lynda xx

Hugs to all in pain or anyone who need's one please take Lynda xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, as was yesterday's. I love to join corner dies up to make frames and features and that die set looks ideal for it. Plus the periwinkle card is always a winner for me! The felt flower is a lovely inexpensive way to put texture an (even more) interest on a card. Still struggling for drop shape faceted beads for my stick pins- I use acrylic pearls at the moment, the added bonus is they are cheap so I don't mind re colouring them or getting out the good old embossing powder. At the stage where I will look to import l, I'm running out of bead shops online in UK, as it's a shape I also love to use in my jewellery making.

I've only briefly skimmed past two days comments, I have finally chosen, offered the job of being my PA and it's been accepted and OMG the paperwork I need to do in the next couple of weeks, arrgg!

But I did see that some of my fellow Wilsonettes are having a dreadful time. Sending, hugs,love and support to you all, especially to Tandy. What a dreadful thing for you all, I was under the impression that Social Services were to do their best to relocate children to family, even distant family. If those kids and their Dad see you as family then you are family. If you want to fight the decision then go see your MP if you haven't already- this is what they are there for, and get their help. The kids would be so much happier with someone they know. I will wish hard for you, and hope some common sense happens for the best. Sending you as many hugs as you need.

I'm afraid that's all I got for today, I'm absolutely exhausted, it's been a really big day. I've got a lot to do this next week/ 10 days to prepare. Soon as I've done this the phone is going off til tomorrow!

Crafty hugs to each and every one of you :-)

T x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A great card and the dies are so versatile.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the felt flower with the bow,twinw and stick pins. It is a perfect compliment to the beautiful die cuts.

Patricia said...

Brilliant, absolutely beautiful, love everything about it.
Hugs

Patricia xx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

What is it about blue and white? Combination guaranteed to make a stunning card.

Today's card is beautiful.

Diana

Janice K said...

Loving the lacy look to todays' card, so pretty.x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous colour but I feel a bit too busy but everyone has their own opinion.
Hugs to everyone thats needs one
CraftyJacq
XX

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, Love how you put the die cuts together and the flower is so lovely . I could watch you create your cards all day. Your YouTube videos is what I love to watch after a long day and you truly inspire me to create. Thank you!!!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! What a lovely card Sue,gorgeous colour that periwinkle blue. Love the felt flower and stickpins they are beautiful.
The weather definitely changed,so cold today! After gym started to tidy my stock of cards and papers etc.and hundreds of stamps into folders,it took me many hours and it looks alright just a shame I haven't got a room to put it nicely in(one day...)
Tandy- so sorry to hear about your grandchildren,you are in my thoughts. Pam-go gently,hugs to you and Robbie.
Janet-I asked my GP to try a Tens machine before buying one and I had one for about 3 weeks,afterwords I could buy it or send it back if not working and unfortunately it was not for me but you might have better luck for it to ease your pain so give it a go.
Norah-how lovely for you to see your nephew to getting married after 15 years,yes I still catching up after my holiday tihi so my wishes and everything comes in the wrong order but they are meant well. I'm sure you make them a fabulous card for them to keep for ever! Hugs to you and Rory.
Txcowgirl,Dawn-you have started a new trend in Nash :-)well done.Your place of crafting sound fun. I love reading this blog,not just because of Sue (which is Amazing every day) but also for all the nice.ladies which make me happier when down. I also love seeing where we all coming from,so many different Counties and Countries from near and far and on that note I send my hugs to you all Take care Pam & Robbie,Norah & Rory,Sandra,June,Mrs B,Steph,Ita,Tres,Wheelybad,hug to Billy,Janet,June S,Tandy,JulieL,Cameeli,Myra,Tx cowgirl and our little ones Leo,Skylar,Cole,Sarah
Hugs Maria x

Karen Drew said...

What an ingenious way of using corner dies. The card is stunning.
Luv
Karen xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Love the look and the periwinkle blue.

Brooke Bont said...

This is a wonderful and beautiful card

Jean Bullock said...

Love the embossed background and the gorgeous dies. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605199101/

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, wow what a statement this card makes. It's gorgeous. Kind regards Joanne K x

janet said...

Absolutely LOVE this card. Will definitely do a variation for a special Christmas card.
Hugs Janet in Kent

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A gorgeous card today, the periwinkle blue is a favourite colour of mine. xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. I love the French Corner dies you've used on this card, they are quite delicate. The periwinkle blue is really nice and is a good background colour for the die cuts. How cute is that felt flower...I've done it with paper but never tried it with felt. It's a great look. The favourite thing on this card though, has to be the pins. They really add that elegant finishing touch. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
Wow. Amazing card, love everything color and style. It is very hard to pick one card and said that is my favorite card. All of them are fantastic. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art work.
Have a blessing week.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Had a busy day but decided to sit down and set my Sky Box to record Thursday's Shows! How daft am I ? Not this week , Myra , it's the week after. Just in case I've confused anyone else - very sorry.
Love Myra x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
An Absolutely Stunning card. What you have done with your die reminds of ' Lady Mary's fan she was holding in Downton Abbey it's almost the exact style. Think they have been spying on Ideas from your cards for their show.LOL
Take care
Hazel G XX

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card the corner dies are so versatile. I hope to be able to make some cards next week if my nerve blocks work on Thursday fingers crossed. To all you wonderful ladies thank you so much for your kind words and wishes. Norah you are right only family knew he was our foster son to everyone else he was our son and it came as a shock to lots of people when we had to explain why we couldn't have the grandchildren. Love and hugs to all.

Anne O said...

Hello Sue
I love the colour combo of this card and the corner die cuts placed in pairs works so well. Putting four together to create a circle would also be very pretty. Best wishes, Anne O

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such a Gorgeous Card Sue!

Sometimes I hate having to go to work, I often get home so tired that I sometimes don't even log on until I suddenly think I need to check out your blog.

This card is so pretty and I love everything about it. The colours you've used are lovely and I do like that Corner Die (I really must get it).

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love the design and the beautiful colour. These corners look great together.

Love & Hugs

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

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, this has to be one of my favourite set of dies, not over-fussy, lovely colours too. Anne x

Laura O said...

great card Sue ,you never fail to amaze,Laura O

Gail said...

Luv the colour combo on this card and the felt flower and stickpins are devine - the rest of the card is a bit toooo fussy for me but can see why folk like it - just nit my 'cup of tea' sorry xx GailT xx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, what a pretty delicate card today. Love this corner die and the border that goes with it too. Gx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

STUNNING. One beauty after another with your cards. Totally gorgeous and I love your flower, so pretty.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful thoughtful card, love the detail. xx
crafty hugs Helen

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card I love, these dies.

Ann Lauzon said...

what a beautiful card, I just love that periwinkle blue

Di said...

A really beautiful card, Love it.

Di.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for another way to use the French Collection corner die. I wouldn't have thought of using them like this. I decorated a card box with four of the dies in a rosette yesterday and it looked fabulous.
Tandy, thinking of you and your family.
Take care everyone.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a stunning card today. I think I must have missed this one yesterday. Not to sure how though as your my first port of call.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card and a great way to use the die that I would never have thought of.
Keep the inspiration coming please.