Saturday, 29 November 2014

Thinking Of You

Hi bloggers!  Today's card uses a few of the newly released dies.  I selected a pale spring green for my background.  Using the Daisy Tiers embossing folder, I added some texture to may background.  For the bottom portion, I added a strip of white card and used two of the New York Borders offset and glued to the white card.  They add just enough interest without taking your eye away from the focal element.  Next I cut three of the Union Square die from the New York Collection.  I have to admit, I am a bit partial to this die as I just love the way the debossed detail came out on it.  I offset all three of them until it created a pleasing pattern of fleur de lis from the corners of the die cut, going around the outside.  I stamped my sentiment in black Archival ink and inked around it with Shabby Shutters.  Next, I  die cut a frame from the Italian Decorative frame set.  I backed the frame with green card and added mounting foam and placed it over my sentiment, cutting away the excess card.  I added it to the centre of my Union squares to complete the focal element.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and topped it with a two tone Camellia flower, using both the Complete petal set and the Open Petal set.  I made two matching stick pins from beads in my stash to embellish the bow.  The card was then finished with a pierced white mat, a thin green mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" in size.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:
Maggie (better without a bow)!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

tunning card Sue, have a lovely weekend. Congrats to Maggie, well done.
Weather foggy and damp here, hope everyone is well and warm.
Hugs all round x

Pam said...

Oops that should have been stunning card, sorry x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, this card really shouts out to me, I so adore the embossing folder and what beautiful colours you have used, another one to add to my wish list.

Congratulations to Maggie, you will enjoy your prize.

Have a very happy Saturday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Pretty colour and love the offset Union Squares, another beautiful card,
Congratulations Maggie,

Muriel x

Joan D said...

A lovely fresh and vibrant card. Your new dies are stunning. Have a great weekend x x

Caroljsmith said...

What a clean fresh spring like card sue love the green and those dies

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a real stunner love the colour. Have a great weekend all, congrats to Maggie. Take care Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the fresh colours of this card it brightens up a dark, wet Saturday
Congratulations to Maggie on winning the card.
Love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes
Love Tina x x x x x x x.

auscrafts said...

beautiful card and lovely fresh colours

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue and the die work is fabulous. Your patience is never ending when designing cards wow. Thanks for sharing. x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today. Love how you have used the dies for the focal point, lovely colours too. Congrats to Maggie. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue lovely shade of green. Another die to go on my wish list . JJx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Love the
E/B folder something else to add to my wish list. The off set squares are lovely as well as the clean, crisp colours. Congrats to maggie on winning your beautiful card. I am sure she will treasure it. My christmas presents arrived yesterday and they are stunning but my husband took them off me and said you will have to wait until santa has been before i can play with them and then he said dont bother looking for them as he has hidden them. He knows me so well LOL.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. The background embossing folder is gorgeous and so are your dies. Love the design of this card, would love it in pinks or lilacs, or monochrome black . Congrats to Maggie on card win. X

Anonymous said...

Glorious card, Sue, love everything about it. The green is such a pretty colour and can only admire the use of the square die, it looks like a complex die on its own. Of course, love the embellishment!
Maggie - well done on winning the card - it has a bow so hoping for a conversion from you!!

'P' in Wales

julie laz said...

Hi sue, thank you for my die it came yesterday,
Love it, that die means so much to me,
Your card today is beautiful, as always sue
You never let us down crafty hugs Julie xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

I love the New York collection and this card is so pretty.

Love, Roz.x

Glennis said...

Stunning card - I love the soft green colour

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I had to do a double take on today's card because I thought it was a new die. Then I realised it was from your New York sets and all I can say is Wow! The embossing folder is so pretty and is on my 'list' also on my 'list' are your camellia flower die sets. Your stick pins are fabulous and finish off the card beautifully.
Thank you everybody that gave me birthday wishes yesterday I had a fabulous day.
Congratulations Maggie on winning the card
Hugs x
Heather T

carol quinn said...

beautiful card sue, love the colours, and the flower is stunning

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the shade of green teamed with the cream it gives the card a beautifully fresh feel. Congratulations to Maggie. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card o love the colour you have used its gorgeous. And like you I love these dies. The design of this is stunning
Well done. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the colour, the embossing folder and the dies.
Well done Maggie
Have a great weekend everyone
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning clean and fresh beautiful card.

Congratulations to Maggie.

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Today's card is lovely and fresh looking. It reminds me of Spring and is a cheerful start to the day. Congratulations to Maggie!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

I love the way you have used 3 dies together to create a stunning card. Colours are really effective.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely fresh looking card Sue.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card
and the soft green is quite delicate
but very effective. Congratulations Maggie hope there's
no bow on the card.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Parti goer's.
Oh Sue, from start to finnish this Saturday gift is just stunning, so pretty, fresh and vibrant, just what's needed on a dull Saturday !
Home alone all day as Mr L, our daughter and new son in law are off to Birmingam to see Mr L's mom, so four paws will be looking for her 'hero' from the minute he leaves until he returns later ! So no peace just cannine fretting - hohum.
Many congrats to Maggie (better without a bow) but if I remember Maggie there is a beautiful lilac bow lol im SURE it doesn't matter though considering its a gift from our hero - enjoy : )
So nice to see you at your number one spot Pam, your doing well hon xx

Have a wonderful day Sue. And to all our lovely friends here, may your day go well.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card in sping colours.

Congrats to the Wednesday winner.


CHERYL brown said...

A truly stunning delightful card, loving the fresh apple green?
To be honest I never think of using green but you have, to its greatest effect.
Well done Maggie on winning the Weds Giveaway, you will be sure to treasure it.
I underestimated how long it would take before I starting to feel tired, I was ok until about 4.30 yesterday afternoon and then felt such a wave of tiredness hit that it was lovely just to have a little nap.
Please help yourselves to my overflowing basket of comfort blanket hugs.
Cheryl xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Love the freshness of todays card,.
Super use of dies.
Amanda xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card, I love how the Daisy Tiers EF stands out on that fresh green Background and then the use of one of my favourite dies stand out from the green, love it all.
Congratulations to Maggie : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

val jones said...

This is a stunning card Sue.
Can't wait for my new dies to arrive.
Love Val in Spain x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Such a beautiful card, love the colour, the use of the die and the sentiment. not to mention the bow and pins. But how did I miss this EF, it's gorgeous!
Congratulations Maggie on your win. Tandy, I'm sorry that you're having such an horrendous time at the moment, sending wishes for a better future to you.
Cheryl, please don't try and do too much even though you may feel not bad. Take things at a steady pace, sleep when you feel like it, eat healthily (even when you don't feel like it) and don't worry about asking for help. Sending much love your way.
Have a lovely weekend. Sue xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
What A Beautiful Fresh Clean Looking Card, I Love The Fabulous Colours You've Chosen The Pale Green And Coconut White.
I Just Love The Fabulous Sentiment, And The Amazing Detail Of The Daisy Tiers Embossing Folder, I Must Say I Think The Union Square Dies Are One Of My Favourites As they also Have Stamps Which I Have Purchased As You Know I Love To Stamp And Use My Alcohol Pens (Copics) Are My Choice.
I Just Love The Fabulous Flower And The Stick Pins,
I'm Going To Order More From Your Collection, Next Week, Only Thing Is It's Going To Be Difficult To Choose, I'm So Taken With The Striplet Eternal Rings Its Stunning On A Card And Cuts Like A Dream.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Awesome Cards With Us Your One Talented Lady, As Well As Being Kind And Generous, Thank You For The Tips Etc: And The Fabulous Photography Shots Which Are Marvellous.
Sue Take Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Comment On This Awesome Blog!
Congratulations To "Maggie" For Winning The Fabulous Wednesday Gift Card.

vinita jain said...

The embossing BG is just gorgeous and love how you have used the dies for the focal point in a fresh new look! The bow is too beautiful.

Jill Berg said...

This card is so crisp and fresh! Love the pale green, stunning work.

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes.
A beautiful card, the daisy embossing folder looks amazing and I like the way you've created a circular flourish using the square dies. As already said in several previous comments, a very fresh looking card. Lovely, vibrant green and as always, beautiful stick pins.

Have a good weekend everyone and hugs to all.
Congratulations Maggie, you lucky lady :-)

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely fresh spring colours Sue. I haven't got any of your newest dies yet but I think the New York set is my favourite. Thank you. Xx

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue. What gorgeous detail on the Union Square die. It may have to come home. I'm feeling very spring like with the fresh colours in this card. Thanks for sharing. Big hug.
Julie E

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Such a bright, crisp and spring like card that would brighten anyone's day. Love it😄😄

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and the colours are so fresh. I love it. The embossing folder is another that I need. Congratulations to Maggie.
Tandy hope today is a better day sending hugs. Cheryl please don't try to do too much and if you feel tired, have a little nap, remember it's how your body heals. Sending gentle hugs to you. Hope four paws doesn't mope too much Steph! Sending love and hugs to all, have a great weekend. Love Alison xx

Maria Illsley said...

Great card Sue I love the colour green xxx

DeyaniraC said...

Good morning Sue, Pam
Very beautiful card. A bright spring day card.
Congratulations Maggie
To all the Wilsonettes enjoy your weekend, be safe.
Have a bless day

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a very dark and damp morning here in High Green Sheffield.
A beautiful gift with a gorgeous colour palette. It's so gentle and could be used for any occasion.
I bought one of your square dies -and at the moment my one little grey cell is failing me for the name of it- and as seasonal cards were at the top of my list haven't had time to play yet.

Steph - enjoy your home alone day. Just think of how much creating you can get done.

Congratulations to Maggie without a bow. I can just hear your excitement here after seeing your name.

Had a lovely morning yesterday meeting up with Mr E's Nephew and catching up with all his family news etc. He was returning last night on the overnight ferry to Holland and so by now should be back in the arms of his family or probably in bed fast asleep.

This morning we're off to meet up with his Sister and her two little ones - we see them once a fortnight for coffee and catch up- so will be another busy morning and shattered afternoon recovering as yesterday. Never mind we love to see them.

To all who have occasions this week-end hope everything goes well and the weather doesn't spoil anything. To all under the weather for whatever reason hoping you'll feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card, love the shade of green

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This card is very spring like in colour, beautiful. The square dies have so many possibilities. They are fantastic. I love the sentiment too, I would love to receive a card just because someone was thinking of me. It is a lovely thought and perhaps we should all send more cards like that.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful stunning card in that lovely spring green. Oh to be in spring, this horrible foggy damp weather isn't nice at all. Hazel x

Cheryl Brown, taking those little naps is the best way to get through the yuk days of your treatment that and being positive. Sending you "positive thoughts". Hazel x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card so bright and cheerful, I love the colours. Take Care Michelle S xxx

sonja_w said...

A lovely and fresh card for this grey Saturday morning. Love the way you have offset the union square die x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great background and love the way you have used the union squares to make the circle.
Denise X

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,like the colour, thank you, Linda x

karenlotty said...

Clever idea using a square die to form a circle

Lynne Mills said...

What a lovely springlike card, just makes you smile. Lynne m x x

Poochies sleeping at the moment, busy couple of days for them running around barking because road outside being repaired so lots of noise. Really pleased its the weekend so at least poochies vocal chords and my ears can get a rest.

Have a good weekend all, to anyone in pain or need sending lol and hugs x x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really nice card today. Its nice to seevsomething without the christmas theme. I'm still making my hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you again. Hugs Heather x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the pale green and the way you've turned the square die into a beautiful focal point
Congratulations to Maggie enjoy your prize even if it does have a bow!!
Hugs and best wishes everyone

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love, love today's card even the bow as it's not too big.
A very pretty colour and the focal point is beautiful.
Well done to Maggie, enjoy.
Have a good day.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is beautiful, love the freshness of the green card, and the die cuts are stunning. well done Maggie on winning the card. Have a good day all. Bx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Ah, now this is what we've all been waiting for Sue - seeing what you come up with when you have time to sit and play and mix and match the dies from different sets - so what you've done with the Union Square cuts and then used an Italian set for the circle...don't they work well together...and the border die strips enhance the whole without screaming for attention...that cemellia flower looks so pretty in green...all rather lovely...


Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely colours on this card and clever use of the dies, this die was not on my birthday list(Monday 1st Dec)but it will be on my Christmas list LOL. Can't wait for Monday to see which dies I have been bought.
Congratulations to Maggie on her win!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue, although for me, I would probably make it in a different colour. Don't know why but I am not a fan of green -sorry. Love the dies used too. Congratulations to Maggie on winning the comment game. x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Just beautiful - words fail me
Pat x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning sue
A very pretty card and really shows off the New York Collection and the little Camellia flowers are just adorable!!

Congratulations Maggie!!

Have a magical weekend everyone...

Cameeli xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, I love the green colour you have chosen looks lovely and fresh, I am fast running out of amazing words to describe your cards- gorgeous dies too x x x

C A W said...

Absolutely love this one. What a clever use of the die.

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card, love the green. As Heather said It also reminds me of Spring fresh and delicate.
I LOVE Your New York dies - they are stunning, all of them.
Maggie congratulations, you have won the best ever card Sue has made (in my opinion) enjoy it LOL
Hope you have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Cheryl, try not to overdo things, your body will tell you when you need to rest- just listen to it LOL

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning! You would never know that it started out as squares. Off setting them just ingenious!
Don't know how you think of all these fabulous ideas, but so glad you do.
Lorna D

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love the spring green. . . wish it was spring lol! A terrific and fresh looking card and great way to use your square dies.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I like, I like, I really, really like.
Have a good day

Patricia xx

nannapat said...

How nice to see a lovely spring colour on a dreary, grey November morning. Love the card Sue, all of your dies are so pretty and the embossed background is beautiful. Congrats to Maggie. Pat x

Anne Crawford said...

Bright Fresh and Beautiful! I love how you have used the Union Square die and the green is so pretty! Also love the way you have used the border dies .
Congratulations to Maggie , enjoy your prize card!
Myra P , please tell us what craft bargains you managed to bag ? My dies from JS arrived yesterday and my daughter-in-law said let me buy those for your Christmas , and what could I say? So I can't get to play with them just now.
Our grandson Sandy 5yrs, has been up since 7:30 this morning begging his mum to let him come up to help us put up the decorations , he is so excited ( their house is 50 yds. below us) so it will be a busy day! But lots of fun!
Wishing everyone a great weekend and sending Love and Hugs to all xo

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card -nice to see green.
Love the Union Square (on the list with the striplets).
Congratulations to Maggie. I'm still cutting out the flowers to replicate this card.
Wonderful evening out with my nieces - at O2 to see Enrique (makes you feel 20years younger)😊
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card and the colour is beautiful.cheered me up on this grey morning.
Marion H

TOB said...

Simply beautiful. I love the way you can mix and match all you dies together.
Congrats to Maggie.
Hugs to all who need them. Love Theresa x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow, anything green does it for me and I think this has to be my absolute favourite non-Christmas one that I've seen since I started commenting. Just love it.

Rose in Chester said...

HI Sue,
well this card sings to me. It's a beauty, everything about it.
Your stick pins RULE OK.
Have a brilliant weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card - needed the bow !!
Congratulations to Maggie.
Have a wonderful weekend

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ... Love the lime green colour ..x

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning, what a lovely bright card. I really think your stick pins are beautiful, where do yo buy them or the consonants to make them, I've searched and searched and appear to be unable to find any strong enough or long enough.
Love Zena x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty fresh looking card with the delicate green. Just love the little camelia flower on the bow - this is on my list to buy. Love it all! Have a great weekend.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love everything about this card. The soft green is such a lovely colour and I love all the dies and embossing you've used.

Congrats to Maggie!

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Paula said...

A really lovely card Sue!

Paula x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty . love Jean Z xx

Swiftycrafter said...

Another smashing card Sue, unusual colour, but love it.
Lynne x

Hellma said...

Morning Sue, stunning card.

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful card again. Great inspirations, thank you.


Ivy L xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Yet another stunning and such a very preetty pale green colour....absolutely exquisite!!
Congratulations Maggie enjoy your beautiful piece of art from Sue.

Hugs to all who need them and my your days get better.

Love Sheila xx

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue it stunning I love it so fresh this stamp is on my wish list thank you love to all congrats to Maggie xxxxx
June xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my lovely Wilsonette friends,
Oh how lovely Sue you trying to get us thinking of a lovely spring day like this, but i think we are going to have a wee bit of cold, damp and perhaps snow before that some how. I can see why you love the square dies as they can be so versatile and today's card is one to show their versatility off. Lovely colours with the fresh green background to the white die cuts. Pretty and fresh Sue, thank you for bringing something beautiful to our day.
Congratulations Maggie, sorry it's got a bow but it does finish it off don't you think and it matches in beautifully :)
Awh Tres, at least he wasn't just play acting, he really was in pain. Poor man, his knee must be gowping and to go through having to get is stitched up again. Sending hugs down to both of you just because you could be doing with a few.
Zena, i hope you are on the up now dear lady. I hope that you coming back to your other family will give you that wee boost that you could be doing with. It's so nice to see you back with us again.
Tandy, having been the victim of bullies all my life i can now understand why you had to leave. Bullies at school in one thing, but bullies in the work place is worse as they should know better by that age. Enjoy your new found free time flower, i just wish it had been because of better reasons. I would write a letter stating why you have felt compelled to do what you have done and the fact that weak management is not acting on it when they know they have a problem with their work force. If it is management, then it needs to go to the top of the tree to get sorted. Sending you hugs dear friend, i know that they can't do anything practical but they let you know that you are cared for.
Theresa, i have the exact same up here and it fair makes me mad. Although i am not in a wheelchair, i am on two sticks which i need to keep me upright and seeing the world at normal height( or as near normal as i can get at 5'1"). They just barge past you and knock you flying as if you are invisible. On the times i have challenged people that feel they need my car parking blue badge space more than me, i have asked if they would like the broken back, M.E/ chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic fibromyalgia to go with the use of my space. You normally get the quip back "i'm only going to be 5 minutes." Lucky them that can get in, get what they want and get back out in the 5 minutes, as i would still be trying to come from the car after doing battle with the seat as to whether i am going to get standing up or not. I have found that that i had done most of my shopping on line as i don't get trampled on or tutted at because you are in their way.
end of part 1

Norah McPhee said...

Cheryl flower, you just take a nap when you need it as the treatment you are going through is exhausting and plays havoc with your body. You are so brave and determined, and have conquered so much to get there that your "family" is all here to keep you going. Sending you gentle hugs flower.
Lynne, if it wasn't bad enough the racket coming from outside without having the cats choir inside to accompany them. Tia only knows how to bark at cats when she sees them, as other than that she is pathetic at trying to bark so never lets anything upset her enough to warrant a bark. I am still trying to teach her how to shut the back door with her bum but it is not working as she is not taking me on at all about it and i know it is not because she is too stupid because she isn't she is just pretending to not understand.
Steph, enjoy the peace and quiet and time out from your military orders of what you have to do before the next market. Have some crafting fun so that you have a bit more vim in you for starting again when Mr L gets back.
Well it's another not so nice day up here at the Costa de Glenochil with it being a dreich sort of a day but the fire is on and i have my knitting so i will be all sorted. And yes i did clear out my wool cupboard but only to the garage in big plastic tubs as that is my baby wool and O H wool to make his a couple of wool jumpers, the rest is for my machines. So hence you see the reason for me getting wool for me and it is knitting up lovely.
Well, i hope that everyone has a lovely weekend and i will see you all tomorrow. Hugs to all my Angels both on the blog and not at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Stunning card and lovely sentiment.
Congrats to maggie xx
Love Tracy from killie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I just love the card. The green and white colours are so fresh looking. Fabulous!!
Evis M.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card today,love the spring green.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - that flower is so cute! must try that. Putting the x-mas decs up this weekend so having a deep clean up before hand - better than shopping given the TV pics of black friday in some shops here - couldn't believe my eyes!! - talk about scrum down with some fisty cuffs also - what has christmas come to?.. end of rant. Happy weekend all
Clare W

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today and in a lovely fresh green. Loving those die, I have been a good girl Father Christmas !! Right daughter dropped off at paint balling party !!! (Hmm lots of mud when she returns!), hubby driving back from London after working overnight so might start Christmas cards lol. Thank you for sharing Sue have a great day love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Maggie xx

nattyboots said...

So Lovely , just gorgeous.
Congrats to Maggie
Take Care Sue
Elaine H X

Annie Pennington said...

Love the colour combination. It makes a pleasant from Christmas cards. I should have made mine weeks ago instead of leaving them until the end of November!
xx Annie P

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning - a very beautiful card. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

TDQ Karen said...

This is so springlike, beautiful. Congratulations to Maggie x

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. Love the green and white.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely fresh looking card today, I love how you have used the dies and created something spectacular.
Congratulations Maggie enjoy your card even if it has a bow!
Take care everyone, have a magic day, Jess x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a much needed bright and cheery card for a very dull and dreary morning. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful spring green card just love the colour and the union square dies makes a beautiful frame for your centre piece, love this card . Thanks Sue, hugsxxx
Congrats to Maggie xx
Have a great weekend everyone, crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L, Lynda and all our wilsonettes xxx
Jean D xxx

Kiraneries said...

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

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, so fresh looking, loving the new die sets and they are added to my wish list. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

hazel young said...

stunning card Sue love the colours and sentiment xx hazel

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card, love so much the round center with the pattern of fleur de lis and the colours combination you used. Gorgous!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I thought I was imagining things when I saw today's card. I bought the Union Square die set and I love it. I bought it because I needed a square - you have made the most gorgeous circle out of it! Totally agree about how well it embosses - particularly the little tips which remind me of fleur de lis . Gorgeous card - the whole thing is the pins and flower too.
Today we have blue sky and sunshine and it is actually quite warm for the time of year.
Anne - I managed to get two lovely bargains. I got two of Sue's latest dies - for crafty friends for Christmas - JS had them at 10% off with no pp that's super.
Cheryl - please rest when you need to rest. Sending you hugs.
I've got a question which cropped up while chatting to my granddaughters. We talked about playground games with balls and skipping ropes etc. I told them that we used to have rhymes we sang or said while playing. They thought I was mad I think. Just wondered when this died out? Or is it still a part of play?
Love to everyone, hoping you have a lovely weekend.
Myra xx

Myra P said...

Oops! Forgot to congratulate Maggie! Sure you'll love the card with its bow! Lol
Love Myra

Jayne S said...

Really beautiful card , the die is stunning.

Jackie Whiteman said...

Great card, not normally a fan of green but, this looks lovely and fresh

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. A "fresh" inspirational card today. Lovely. Caz x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, yes those dies are so versatile, and love love love those flowers.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanna Dickson said...

Congratulations Maggie. Not sure if there was a bow on the card you won from memory it was a daisy wreath. Anyway I'm sure you'll be happy either way.
Today's card it beautiful too. It's my best friends favourite colours. So I must remember this one.
Hope you all have a fab day
Lots of love
Jo xx

Marty Fishman said...

This is stunning! I think a red background would also be beautiful. Thank you!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is really gorgeous !! So very beautiful in the green and cream colour combo. The Union Square die looks fab !! I love how you have cut three of them and offset them Sue. What a great idea. They look fantastic. I love the New York border, corner, tag set and I am really hoping I might get it for Christmas. I think it is beautiful. Your Italian decorative frames are Sooo pretty. I love these dies and use them often. Fab bow and stick pins and what a fantastic Camellia flower !! The perfect finishing touch for this gorgeous card. A lovely background EF to. This really is the sort of card that I love from you Sue.
Sending you lots of love and best wishes Sue from Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, sending everyone lots of love today from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry I forgot to say Congratulations to Maggie (better without a bow) for winning Wednesday's gorgeous card creation from Sue. X x x

CraftyJo said...

Seems very different colour-wise to your usual offerings, it's gorgeous too.

Maryann Laursen said...

Again one of your simply gorgeous cards here today Sue. I love this one too.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love that shade of green. Also love the way you have turned a square into a circle, brilliant.
Maggie - congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner. I am sure you will treasure the card bow notwithstanding lol.

Paula said...

Lovely soft colors used here. Very pretty card.

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, gorgeous card and love that shade of green. Love the embossing folder too. Love Jean xxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Wow, green is my favourite colour and I absolutely love this card today, you ave shown yet another way of using the New York dies, I have been watching a few of the new videos on Youtube and it would appear to me that the 'New York Collection' is your favourite, it was Paul that mentioned it, he was laying beside me reading his book and after I had watched about 4 videos he said I think Sue likes those "New York" dies! But I have to say they are very versatile as you have demonstrated today xx
Tandy, I am so sorry to hear you are having such a tough time at work, there is nothing worse, you are much better off away from them, bullying can really bring you down, I know too well how it can make you feel, (I was born with major hip problems and a leg length difference) so you can imagine the fun the bullies had with over the years! You are an amazing person Tandy and don't let anyone make you think otherwise! Xxx
Cheryl, you make sure you rest plenty, you don't need to get yourself exhausted and then have the side effects from your treatment hit you, if you are well rested and relaxed you will be able to manage it much getter, gentle hugs xxxx
Theresa, it makes you want to ram their cars with your wheelchair doesn't it?! Paul always shouts at them " your only disability is you are too ***** lazy"! What they seem to misunderstand is that it's not just the fact that the space is close to the shop, it's the fact that it's a wider space, as most disabled people require the car door to open fully for enable us to get out and that you have to very able to get your wheelchair up to the car door, or be ble to mobilise on crutches down god dude of your vehicle, mist of which cannot be achieved in a normal parking space! I used to be too embarassed to say anything, but now I generally follow them into the shop and properly humiliate them in front of other customers, this generally has a better effect than confronting them on the spot!
Myra, I too looked for Black Friday craft bargains, but didn't really find anything much, I too ordered a couple from JS. I love how their delivery is so fast. I asked my girls about the games with rhymes thing, they seemed to gave no idea what I was talking about. I remember playing a game with two vales against a walk that had a rhyme, (-although the rhyme escapes me), also another where you had a ball in a pair of tights against a wall, also clapping games! I think that these days children gave list some of their imagination ans communication skills as they are forever on phones, checking their twitter or playing games! Right help me down from my soap box someone please!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxxxx
(Part two to follow)

Sandra said...

Now I rather feel I tempted fate yesterday, there was me chatting about the difference in our grand Calibur's, later on in afternoon, I popped to Pats (witney) to borrow done dies and she showed me her plates from her GC, they were all covered in oil, it was everywhere, right across the plates and on the card she was making, I have been through this and it's so frustrating, specially when you have just bought Sue's new die collection and can't use it! Anyone else got/had oil problems?
Lynne M, it's so lovely to be reading your funny stories again, love having you back in our family where you belong. Xxx
Gail, hugs to you at this very stressful time, it must be frustrating having to wait until the new year to start treatment, you are in my thoughts xxxx
Brenda, you made me smile yesterday with your story about having a chat with your parents, I often ask my dad what he thinks about situations, or to ask for his help, I think it's lovely to feel that they are listening to you and I am sure Norah finds that a comfort too, I have on more than one occasion asked him to help me find something that has been lost in the chaos that the children leave around the house, I can spend hours getting stressed and exhausted looking for keys, my glasses, my phone etc, I will say 'come in dad where is it' on more than knew occasion the object will appear to be in the most obvious place!think of that what you will, knowing me it was probably there all along! Haha
Right I must go and take a headache tablet, I let the physio man get his way again yesterday (gosh that sounds rude)! He has been dead set on acupuncture since I started going there, I let him stick a couple of needles in my hands last time, felt nothing much on the day, but boy the next day I felt rough, but that was the weekend after THE craft fair! So I thought I would give him the benefit of the doubt so this time he put needles in my hands, feet and the middle of my forehead, I so wish I hadn't, I feel terrible today, I ache from head to toe, but feel kind of unwell with it, I have a headache that is making me feel nauseous too, so I think that will be my last acupuncture adventure, by the way it has in no way made my pain any easier!
But I tried.
Right I am off to medicine cabinet and then to update my blog,
Have a fantastic weekend everyone,
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxxx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely fresh look this card has. Very spring-like! And what a clever idea with the Union Square die. Gx

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Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous fresh colour you have used on this card. I really like the sentiment you have used. Thanks for sharing.
Well done Maggie.

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love the design with the dies and that gorgeous colour is so clean & fresh.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

This card is so beautiful Sue, love those union dies !
Colours and design are fab, perfect.

terrie said...

Congrats to the winner.
This is such a pretty card...
The color remind me of spring.
Well done Sue

Dee Snyder said...

So Beautiful, Love this Card. I just love Your Work.

Susan White said...

So pretty and fresh with the green and white - lovely! Susan x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone

An absolutely beautiful and stunning card so fresh crisp and clean looking, love it.

congratulations to Maggie something for you to treasure.

Cheryl you just have your little naps and re-charge your batteries whenever you need sending you gentle hugs so help yourself when you need one there are plenty.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Margaret corgi owner

Brooke b said...

Beautiful as always. xxxx

Jill Liddle said...

Love the green colour on this card.

utilitygirl said...

Lovely, as always

Jean Bullock said...

Layers and layers of absolute gorgeous. I pinned of course.

Also wanted to let you know that I tried out your die masking technique on a card I made for my granddaughter and it looks great. Thanks so much.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Beautiful card Sue.
Congrats Maggie for winning one of the most lovely cards around.
Take it easy Cheryl,Gentle Hugs.
Wrap up warm if going out,it's feeling rather raw outside so hearing you having your fire going sounded so nice Norah.Thinking of redoing our lounge and I love to have a fireplace even if it's only one that flickering just make it cosier. To everyone who are suffering at the moment (winter-season is always worst I find) Big Hug to you and Pam,Sheila,ToB,Norah,wheelybad,Janet,June,Sandra,Lynne M+furbabies,Tres,Brenda,Steph,NannaTina,Tandy and to everyone on this wonderful blog Take care

Warm Hugs Maria x

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card. Love it.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue.
Stunning Card yet again, just love the colours, you are trying to fool us into thinking it is Spring LOL. Have a lovely weekend everyone. Oops!! nearly forgot. Well done to Maggie. Susi x

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations Maggie!! Enjoy your beautiful card!
LOVE today's card! The die cuts are gorgeous and that is a beautiful green!! Your blog is one of the first that I visit every morning when I get up! I figure that I need to start my day right by visiting a friend and seeing what beautiful creation she is sharing with me that day! It always leaves me smiling even if things aren't right in my world! Thank you!

Lacelady said...

Pretty star effect with the two offset dies Sue. Congrats to Maggie, I like it with a bow.

lyndas said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow gorgeous card I love the green card I have never used green before but think you have converted me Sue it's so pretty.loveing the New York collection I have the Times Square & love it. Now I'm loveing the Union Square
& How you have made the focal element so pretty as is the borders at the bottom of the card all stunning.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations Maggie on winning the Wednesday giveaway card enjoy it hugs Lynda xx

Cheryl take care sleep when you need too. Your in my thoughts. Gentle Hugs coming your way Lynda xx

Gail your in my thoughts it must be so very stressful having to wait so long for treatment sending you gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Lynne M So good to see you commenting again glad to have you back my friend & the sweet Tilly&cully love Lynda xx

Big hugs to Margaret corgi owner,Sandra,Weely Bad & Billy,Hazel,Sheila G,Jean D,Maria A,MyraP,Tres,Tandy,Tina E,Pam,Steph,Norah,Cameeli and each & everyone on the best blog love Lynda xx

Carol from La Crosse said...

Love the color you used. Very soft and pretty. Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! As Always!!

Thanks for sharing!

SusanP, Kent said...

Very pretty Sue. Love the background and the Camellia flowers are so dainty. Gorgeous green too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way the flower die and the daisy tiers embossing folder go
so well together.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. First of all, congrats to Maggie for winning the beautiful card. Sue, I love today's card. The pale green background is so refreshing and I love all the different dies being used together. Another winner! As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I truly like this card,plenty to look
and nice bright colours.

Edwina Scotney said...

What a gorgeous shade of green and the embossing is lovely, has a very springlike look, love it. Have a great weekend Sue, Edwina

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gotgeous gorgeous card, you always remind me I must get my pins out more often x

Meg said...

Hi there Sue,
I love the shade. Of green card - spring green sounds lovely and is similar to the shade of green the shoots of my snowdrops and crocus which are coming through. I am so happy I have the border die you used and I think the corners in that set are the best yet.
My love to all the friends on your blog. Not seen a mans name yet - I'm sure there are so many out there.
Lucky Maggie winning the Wednesday card.


Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Please may I leave a little message for two lovely friends?
Tres- just read about your husband's knee! Ouch! Hope he hasn't done any damage. Hope you are coping ok! Sending love to you. X
Alison - Just read about your poppy's arrival. How lovely. I tried to get one but was too late. It is such a lovely memento and for such a worthy cause. Enjoy! x
Love Myra xx

Janice K said...

Such a pretty card, love the colour and embossed/lacy detail, gorgeous! x

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous card, green is not a colour I would think to use - I am more of a pink person - but this card has made me think again, it looks so fresh. Love it. I am lucky in that I have the Union Square, it is quite simply gorgeous. I am using it at present as a backing with the "let it snow die " for my Christmas cards and when you cut two out and set one point upwards and one point outwards it looks like a snowflake.
Your dies are so amazing Sue. Thank you.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card and the color is beautiful since it my favorite color. Christmas can't come quick enough since I have your dies on my wish list.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Thank you so much. Firstly, for my beautiful prize - I will treasure it. Secondly for this lovely inspirational card. Such a fantastic colour looking forward to spring. And thirdly, for just being you and a great person to keep in touch with whenever possible! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Barbara said...

Stunning and gorgeous card!
I just love this shade of green and the dies are amazing. This card is definitely in my top ten.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a vibrant fresh card, I love it, and really beautiful dies.

Cheryl,just give in when you feel tired,and rest and don't fight it. My daughter's maid of honor, back in April has been going through relentless chemo and radiotherapy for the last 5 weeks, she has another 2 weeks to go. I spoke to her last evening and what a difference in the sound of her voice. she went through the very tired stage at the start and now she sounds like the Anthea we love again. Thinking of you Cheryl X

kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Tina Eldridge said...

WHOOPS congratulations Maggie. X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty today!
Looks so intricate!!
Love Sam xxx

Dawn Holben said...

I don't know what to say except I absolutely love it.
it is beautiful and stunning.
I love the embossing and the way you have used the die which I must get.
I even like the green which Is something I thought I would never say lol

Tandy said...

HI Sue
A stunning card love the shade of green. Congratulations to Maggie. Cheryl take it easy and sleep whenever you feel tired and draw on the love we are all sending you. Norah and Sandra thank you for your kind words I was bullied at school and didn't want to let these bigger bullies win but they were wearing me down and my husband has been telling me for months to leave. I had acupuncture and it made me feel ill and it didn't help the pain. Love and hugs to all.

Gail said...

Stunning card and love this spring green colour combo It brightens a damp/misty day xx another way of using your dies that I would never of thought of doing xx GailT xx

Theresa Pace said...

lovely fresh card today. that green is really juicy, hugs xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Stunning, Beautiful & Gorgeous love it, love it, love it...
Love the soft fresh spring green colour, and loving all your new die ranges & want em all in my stash !!!

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

weefortune said...

Lovely fresh looking card, Elaine x

fame01 said...

hi sue
well better late than never lol.. a simply stunning card,hugs sarah xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A bit late i know. This card is simply gorgeous. I just love this die. I bought the Times Square and as luck would have it this die is on my christmas/birthday list that I gave to my stepson this afternoon. Hope I get this one or else I'll have to buy it myself. I love the green as well. I've had to borrow Sandra's Grand Caliber as mine is depositing oil all over my plates and my card that I'm trying to make Christmas Cards. It's so frustrating, so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Another fantastic card today Sue I Think these dies need to go on my wish list they are lush
You again are an inspiration.
Take Care Sue
Love Theresa x

Theresa said...

Forgot to say congratulations to Maggie on winning one of Sues gorgeous creations. You lucky thing.
Enjoy. xx

Mary said...

Beautiful dies, beautiful colour, beautiful card Sue.

Mary Mac

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Laura O' Connor said...

fab Sue love the card .Laura O

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Gail said...

Love the card! Green is my colour.
Gail C x

Nancy Carroll said...

I do love the color! Awesome work as always.

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. The green is so delicate and fresh-looking. I haven't started collecting the New York collection yet but I really like the shape you have created here.
Congratulations on your win Maggie.
Take care everyone.

Darlene4527 said...

Love the focal you made with the die and the pretty green color.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the shade of green the card is so elegant & fresh,

Rosie said...

Stunning card, Sue. I love that colour

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. xx

DMJ said...

What a lovely card, I love that colour!!!!

Doreen x

scoobydoo said...

love the colour choices. very elegant. a beautiful collection.

IVY Cheong said...

Amazing inspirations as always. Love it. Thank you.


Ivy L xx

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue just love the colour. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the delicate die cuts and beautiful textures, such a sweet sentiment too!!!
You really work MAGIC with dies & embossing folders and I am TOTALLY INSPIRED - THANK YOU!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

Sorry, I can't leave a reply to my comment - I also meant to say that the white and soft green is GORGEOUS and your card will bring joy to the recipient!!!