Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  I thought I would give you a break from Christmas card giveaways this week.  This week's giveaway is the card that I first demoed on my last shows.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the Auvergne insert out of the top half of the card.  On the lower portion, I cut the Bevelled Glass Striplet insert.  I did not use the outside cutting edge of either one of these.  I cut the card on a paper cutter directly in the centre of the Striplet, then matched it up and glued it on top to make it half the width for a smaller border area.  I added mounting foam to the back of this piece to raise it for dimension.  On a piece of blush card, I added self adhesive sticky sheets to the area which corresponded to my die cut area.  I peeled the backing paper away and added Iced Snow.  I laid the background on top, adding glue to my mounting foam so it would stick well.  I made a double frame using the outside cutting edges to the Auvergne die set and mounted foam on the back and added it over the insert cut out area.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Austrian tag.  Before removing it from the die, I inked it with Spun Sugar distress ink.  I mounted it with foam in the centre of the Auvergne insert area.   I made a Mosaic 3D bow using the smallest size in the larger bow set with the matching Itty Bitty bow set.  I used blush card for the base piece cutting it from the Classic sets and then white from the Mosaic sets.  I made my bow and added it with glue dots to the centre of the striplet.  I finished the card with a wide white mat that I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to create dots around the edge.  A thin blush mat was added followed by a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  If you would like to be entered in the drawing to win this card, just leave a comment on today's post.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday's blog post.

  John Lockwood is on Create and Craft tv today with shows at 10am and 1pm.  I hope you can tne in to see his exciting demos!  All for now, Sue x



















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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew.
WOW this is gorgeous thanks for sharing.
I love the Austrian tag and bevelled glass triplet...
will record John's shows...
Great video yesterday.
Hugs to those who need and wrap up warm!! Brrr!! its quite chilly out there this morning.

Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

OOPPS!! meant striplet...
have a great day everyone!!
Cameeli xx

Kate's Cards said...

This is just so pretty!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Such a beautiful and delicate card - it is so feminine.
Hugs
Carol x

AnneRD said...

Real stunner Sue, so crisp, all due to the design of your lovely dies. Anne x

Jan.moogie said...

A gorgeous card that will delight whoever wins it even if it is not me. He he. Thank you for all you do Hugs xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a really pretty card. Take care Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, the gilding and white are beautiful, you are so creative with your dies,
really lovely,

thank you

Muriel x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, it. Ooooo!! I really like how you have used one of my favourite "Striplet" Dies. Must have a wee experiment with that idea.
Have a great day hugs

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a really pretty card. The colours are lovely and the layout is simple and delicate. A beautiful creation which ticks all my boxes. Will be watching and recording johns shows.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes out there on this chilly Wednesday Guy Fawkes day morning. This card really bring warmth to the day, the blush colour seems to take the chill out of my bones and I so love the dies you have used, I have not seen this card before so will definitely have to have a go, another one added to my list.

If you are having fireworks today, please, please be careful, stay safe and enjoy them.

Will have to tape John's shows as out today.

Thanks for such a beautiful card Sue, hugs June Smith xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
One word stunning love all your cards you do thankyou for sharing tracyw x

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card using the Austrian die also the striplet, have just bought this striplet ( had to borrow Patricia's before). So I will be having a play using it like this. Hazel x

Marion Bull said...

What a stunning card today. Love the colours and the design is so beautiful!
Marion B xx

Marion Bull said...

What a stunning card today. Love the colours and the design is so beautiful!
Marion B xx

Sue Dunn said...

Very soft feminine card today Sue. Seems like a card to have ready with a choice of sentiments for any occasion. Xx

GeeBee88 said...

Really pretty card Sue and I love the use of the dies without the cutting edge. Just heading off to a busy day at work so a nice way to start the day, thanks. Gx

Anonymous said...

Very elegant with yet more brilliant ideas of how touse dies. Thanks Sue.
Jan
Northampton

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue your dies are so pretty, love how you have used them Thanks for sharing x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Sooooo pretty. Love the delicate coolours. very feminine.
Keep crafting.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, I always forget that it's possible to use just the insides of dies to cut on their own! John's shows are set to record so I'll have something lovely to watch tonight.
Hope your Mam's ok and enjoy the breakfast club. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely, I really like the understated elegance.

Maria Illsley said...

A fantastic card Sue love the colours xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love it and love the colour crafty hugs Julie xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love that striplet at the bottom - will be watching John's shows -thx for the reminder
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely colours today, and how clever cutting the striplet in half
Pat x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card, love the use of the dies, and the colours are so pretty. I am sure that whoever wins it will be over the moon. Have a wonderful day. Bx

auscrafts said...

lovely card ,just love the Bevelled Glass Striplet

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful Wednesday card Sue!
The striplet is fantastic,
XxxRuth

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue.love the colour. Will be recording Johns shows . JJ x

Breezes said...

Nicely, fairly neutral colours and would work cut out as well ! Beautiful !

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ... Happy Crafting.....x

sonja_w said...

Simply beautiful x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card you've chosen for the giveaway it's gorgeous. You'd be surprised to hear me say that I love everything about it (because I never say that lol). But it's true there's nothing I don't genuinly love.
Be safe everybody during bonfire night.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

I love today's card and would feel honoured if I won it.

Love, Roz.x

Annie said...

Morning Sue and all, very pretty card today, love those striplets!

Eemeli said...

I might be repeating myself but once again that die-cut bow is just magnificent!
Beautiful and very elegant overall and design. Love the pale color scheme.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is giving me a little problem in that on the last photo which is a view of the full gift it looks as though background is protruding through the very fine web of the die. This is the only time/photo that this is happening to. It is a beautiful appearance and really does not spoil your gorgeous gift. I'm not sure how that effect could be done in real life but it must be a challenge to try it.
As you can imagine using your French die has really made my day and therefore I love everything about today's gift. These dies really do work well with any colour behind them but today's is so so gentle and soft what more could anyone want. Again a big THANK YOU for starting my day of beautifully.

Norah - Oh a Nan Nan/Granny you're going to be!!! What fantastic news. Perhaps none of us are ready/prepared for that wonderful status in life but oh what joy and fun our Grandchildren are. I can just see one very very spoilt little one (not too much of course but that's what Nans/Granddads are for). Perhaps your butterfly was a little visit from someone very close to your heart to hear about your good news.
Sandra - have a really good day with your two Wilsonette Sisters and maybe get a little creating done along the way!

Well the rain stopped just before bedtime and it's still fine just very very damp and garden looks very very soggy!! We are fortunate that the water doesn't get near the house but the bottom of the garden; the flowerbeds on that side and the front drive and under the gates to the road gets flooded when it's very heavy rain. This never used to happen and has only happened for the last five years. We think that whoever owns a piece of land adjoining our neighbour's land quite a bit further up the back lane has somehow altered the water course as the water comes through the edge of our neighbour's land into another piece of land joining the bottom of our garden and then via us to the road/dyke and onto the water meadow across. Hope you can follow that it sounds a little bit like a jigsaw puzzle. There's nothing we can do as the owner of the land is quite a large employer in the village and so can do no wrong.

To all in pain and under the weather hoping you feel better as the day goes along. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love the use of the dies and the soft blush

Anonymous said...

Elegant and oh-so-feminine with the blush card and pearls and bow. Beautiful card, Sue. Do like the Auvergne dies, such a lovely set (which, as usual, don't have but maybe I'll be on late catch-up next year!)

'P' in Wales

Norah - knitting needles out then! My, what a surprise and can see lots of stories heading our way.
Diana G - belated thanks for tip re perfect layers - don't actually have problems cutting them, but seem to have a propensity for wonky assembly! Anyone got a cure for that please?

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card today-one anyone would treasure. I like the use of the bevelled glass striplet so I might try something like this at the weekend. Off for another fun filled day in hospital Pharmacy!!

Michele.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
Lovely card today, not too fussy, I have not got any of these dies as yet, I love the look of the focal point though, so I may have to treat myself to that range, I am yet to do any crafting after the weekend!
I am off to Pats today, spending the day with my two lovelies, so will hopefully get my 'mojo' back, we do usually have a giggle though and that is much needed!
No hoovering Pete, until we have gone home!
Janet, I hope the rain has stopped and the autumn sun is showing it's face to you today! Otherwise you will need a snorkel to go with your slippers! Hugs xx
Grandma Norah, had the shock sank in yet? Does your daughter live with you? Bless you my dear friend, I hope it won't sadden you if I say that maybe that butterfly was your Mum sharing your news, I like to think these things happen for a reason and butterflies aren't so common this time of year! Hugs xxxxx
I will have to record Johns shows unless we watch it at Pats!
Steph, have you managed to get back in your craft room and on with the Christmas cards? I haven't even thought about Christmas yet!
Huge hugs to all of you Blog Family members,
Sandra xxxxx

Jayne S said...

Very elegant card, love the way you have used just part of the striplet die.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you have used the bevelled glass die. I am looking forward to seeing your new dies today on John's shows. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card
Ginnie

vinita jain said...

Such a beautiful die cut and a delicate card, pretty!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this card is so pretty, I love the way you use the striplet, and the colour combo is beautiful. Will try and catch John's shows.

Love Rosemarie xx

Joan D said...

Absolutely stunning!xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card today. Lovely colors and bit of bling. What more could you ask for, and all the inspiration free. Thank you so much Sue. Hugs Heather x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card as always
have the striplet die but not the Austrian
tag but will see what else I could use
aas this is a wonderful card to try
and replicate.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue thank you for a lovely card,must try.Karen M

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity of this card, Sue. The colours are lovely too.

Anne (Northampton)

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card you have for us today I just adore these dies. I've got a good stash of this card. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xx

CHERYL brown said...

Such a pretty elegant card for today's giveaway. Looking forward to taking some time out to watch John's shows.
I've been bogged down a bit with all the hospital visits and having a new shower room fitted. We didn't have a window in the room so I made a decision to get one put in. what a palaver that turned out to be! I don't think the builder knew what he was doing as he turned up with one twice the size I had asked for! And then he hadn't realised that the sloping ceiling was actually part of the roof!! (My house is nearly 100 years old). Result was he then had to go outside to drill through the wall just below the eaves and then found out the window would be lower than he expected. After I had questioned him about it he then walked out on me and refused to come back. However I was put in touch with some really lovely guys who managed to finish the job and give me the correct sized window!! My plumber, another wizard at his job, is now in the process of fitting new refurbishments so it should all be in time for my radiotherapy to start. A big sigh of relief.
My comfort blanket is ready to wrap itself around anyone in need of a gentle hug.
Cheryl xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and the striplet border, will have to get this as I have all the others. love Jean Z xx

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, what a stunning card today.....i love the colour combination....look forward to seeing John's show today.....

chris said...

Morning all, What a site to feast our eyes on, on this chilly morning. I love the card and would like to make it for my friends birthday later this month. I have not got these dies, but the striplet is one of my favorites. That said I am off to the NEC this weekend, so may end up with them on my return.

barbiepinkfairy said...

So beautiful and delicate. Love it!

Norah what news! You will get used to the idea and then the joys of your little one. You will be a fab crafty Gran lucky child!

Cheryl glad I haven't met your builder! Good luck with your treatment.

Love to all xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.

Take care

Claire

Caroljsmith said...

Hi sue beautiful card today someone will be very lucky hope it's me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the dies you have used for today's card. Would love to win it!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Pauline Norbury said...

Gorgeous xx

Glennis said...

Beautiful card today - I love the soft colours

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card for the giveaway today. Love the way you have used the dies.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card, Love the dies.

Chloe's Nan said...

Morning Sue
this is a beautiful card! I love the colour combo and the hint of snow/ice through the die cuts.
Best wishes Gail x

DeyaniraC said...

Good Morning Sue, Pam
So beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing this card with us.
Have a nice day

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Suchan elegant card today and the blush caed is one of my favourite colours as it always looks so delicate. Loved this card when I saw you demo it on C&C.
Congratulations Norah and what a wonderful grandma you'll make...even though we have never met your kindness and caring shows through your posts....and yes I also believe the butterfly was someone you have lost (maybe your dear Mum) telling you that all will be well. God bless.

Gentle hugs to all those who need them and hope your days get better and brighter soon.

Love Sheila xx

karenlotty said...

I've not had a chance to catch up on tv schedule So will have to look out for repeats Today's card is beautiful Live that Striplet and colours

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I really like this card, it is just so pretty. I have the dies and will certainly give it a go.
Take care,
Evis M.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous, elegant card today. It is so opulent (yes, I've eaten a dictionary lol) in those colours and with all of the pearly dots, a real stunner : )
Congratulations Nora, how wonderful that your Mum was sharing your daughters fantastic (if unexpected) news with you. We have 2 beautiful granddaughters aged 5 and 3 -from 1 son, he was 20 when the 1st was born- and a grandson due in Feb from our other son, and I am the same age as you! Grandchildren really are as wonderful as everyone tells you so get busy with the knitting needles: )
So sorry that I can't make it out to see my lovely friends today as the body won't let me, but I have asked Pat to give Sandra an extra hug : (
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - loved this card when I first saw it. It is beautiful. I love the blush together with white and all the dies you have used are so pretty. Want them all so my Christmas list is getting longer! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

val jones said...

What a stunning card Sue. I just love the bevelled glass striplet.
Looking forward to watching John on C+C.

Love Val in Spainx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so delicate and pretty.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty, love the colours and really like the choice of dies, it looks such a delicate cut but makes a great feature on the card

Anonymous said...

Mornign Sue
Such a pretty card, keep em coming
Regards
Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. I love this card. Ckeaver cutting the striplet in half. Caz x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card, such soft gentle colours, love it

Jill Berg said...

Hi Sue

Todays card is a stunner!

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card it has clean simple lines and would suit anyone.
Marion H

June Horrocks said...

Love love the card sue so pretty thank you love to all xx

Janet k said...

Morning, such a pretty card, love the colours, might have a break from Xmas cards and make one! Kind regards Janet k xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all friends. Oh Sue, I love all your cards, but this has taken my breath away with its beauty and its so delicate. On my screen, some photo's look white and cream and on the last but one and the bottom photo shows the beauty of the white and blush. Im now adding both sets on my need list, which is different to my naughty want list !
Good luck dear friends.
I know Maggie without a bow was going away, but that seems months ago. If your around but not well, Im missing seeing your name Maggie, as I am with ALL our missing sisters.
To those that need warm caring hugs to help you feel a little better please help yourself. The more you need the more I offer.
Have a safe night.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Measha06 said...

What a fab card think it is wonderful. Would also make a wonderful wedding card with little tweaking. Absolutely beautifulu

utilitygirl said...

Beautiful card a s always Sue hose bows are so pretty and so easy to use.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card using one of my favourite Striplets.
Will definitely be watching my buddy on C & C today.
Have a great day.
Ang x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Wow, this is such a beautiful card, and I have to say if I had made this card it would stay with me, on my wall of fav makes. It is so beautiful and seriously I can think of three peeps I would give this too, my daughters should they ever agree to walk down the aisle Lol, long story but just to say I have six grandchildren .
X Ros

Marleine said...


Morning Sue

Love this card. Thanks for the inspiration. X

hollyberry said...

A really beautiful card today.

IVY Cheong said...

Oh wow! Love this card and the dies used. Absolutely beautiful .

Love,

Ivy L xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a beauty!
So delicate and feminine with a touch of bling.. Who wouldn't want this one?
Thank you for sharing all these wonderful dies and I can't wait to see the new collections next week :-)
Lorna D

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
great card today so pretty ,hugs sarah xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, it's a stunnero! I love this card, everything about it.
Hugs, Rose

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
First of all I wish to say sorry for not checking in yesterday, but I know you'll understand, I did check out your Tremendous Video this morning I Love The Butterflies.
Now To Today's Amazing, Beautiful, Extremely Classy and Clean Card And So! So! Much More Its Just Awesome, I Love The Colour Palette You Have Chosen For The Wednesday Gift Card The Cocnut White And The Fabulous Soft Blush Foundation Card.
I Love The Dies That You've Used The Beautiful Auvergne, And The Bevelled Striplet Die And Your Amazing Bow So Sweet! I Love How You've Cut Your Top Sheet With Your Dies, Then The Bottom Sheet You've Placed The Awesome Iced Snow On So It Just Shows Through The Detailed Area's In The Diecut. Thank You For Sharing The Photography Shots They Really Bring The Card Into Detail And Help Me Realise How You Achieve This Stunning Creation.
Thank You For All That You Do.
I'm Sure Someone's Going To Be Extremely Happy On Saturday When They Are The Winner Of This Awesome Gift.
Sue Thank You For All The Tips And Techniques, I'm So Looking Forward To The Next Volume Of Videos, They Are Great Tutorial Tools, Thank You For This Tremendous Blog Long May It Continue.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All
"If Anyone Is Having Fireworks Keep Safe"
Please Remember The Animals, I Have Two Wonderful Dogs Who Are Petrified!! It's So Sad, And Fireworks Seem To Last A Lot Longer Than The One Evening We've Nearly Had A Full Week Already.

Marg said...

Hiya Sue, Your creation today is so gorgeous!!! I just wish I could own a card that youve made as it would be framed & hung above my work space as a daily inspiration to me. Every card you make is awesome, delicate, beautiful & stunning.
{{{happy crafting hugs}}}
Marg ;0 xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card the use of your dies so many ways.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Really beautiful card love the soft colours and the way you've used the dies
Norah, what lovely news. Things happen for a reason you lost your lovely Mum but now you're going to have a grandchild to fill your life with joy!
My granddaughter Sarah,and Mum and Dad are coming home from hospital tomorrow, thank you to all the wonderful staff in Great Ormond Street Hospital so I'm off to make a chocolate cake for welcome home party
Hugs and best wishes to everyone, Pat

Chris Curry said...

You give us so many ideas to use our dies in different ways Sue. A lovely card. Thank you.Xx

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue, I do so like this card, very soft!
Nina x

sandie chick said...

Beautiful card as usual Sue

Annie Pennington said...

The striplet dies are really useful:) I don't have any dies from the Austrian set yet. Want to complete my Californian and Italian collections first. Annie P x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
This is beautiful Sue although it took my brain a few reads before it actually went in on why the striplet what smaller and where it had vanished to. Excuse me Sue but my brain is still in shock from my baby girls news and the eyes are not quite awake when i was trying to figure it out where it was. What a great idea and just makes the die even more useful than normal. I love the blush pink card as it is so soft and delicate looking. Thank you Sue for another inspirational beauty.
Cheryl flower, i am so sorry that you have had a time of it with chanty raslers of builders, but now that you have found good ones i bet you will be pleased with the finished result as the window will make a big difference in the amount of daylight you get to see. I hope that your shower room is up to equal high standard for you, as it is these wee things that will make the biggest difference to you at this point in time and also during the coming months.
Wheely, glad to see that you haven't been bed ridden or hospitalised with all your new work and appointments, but i hope that you are able to do a wee bit crafting again soon. It can be a long day when you are not able to do anything, so even just that wee touch every now and then will make all the difference to you.
Yes girls you could say i am in shock and i feel quite sorry for wee thing when it comes, having a mad granny. But it is going to have a ball playing with granny and her toys. Mum and i always said that our brains were different from anyone else's just because we could make something out of nothing, our imagination sort of went out of control slightly at times :) Rory has that talent as well. I think Ryan and Kirsten will be getting a hyper baby back when it comes to see this granny though some how. Oopps.
Thank you for telling me what the butterfly meant as i knew someone had thoughts on it but couldn't remember who. I didn't realise that butterflies still went around at this time of the year and for it to be inside and come up the stairs to my room, have a few quick burls around the 3 of us when we were talking and then disappear was decidedly strange. I have always had the opinion that you could have worse news than pregnancy and i still believe it, it is just going to take me a wee bit to let it sink in properly.
What a beautiful morning i have waiting for me outside the windows with the sun streaming down onto the houses and the hills, bringing out new colours not seen. And it is not too cold either for a change, which is strange at this time of the year but will let me get some of the different bits and pieces done in the garden for the winter.
Sending hugs to all my Angels both near and far at the moment. Take care and to our dear friends that can't come home at this time i send my hugs wrapped in love and concern,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I love how you have reduced the bevelled die down. Gives it a totally different look. I have this die so will have to give it a go. Poor Mrs B is unwell today so won't be joining Sandra and I for a crafting and laughing day. I'll go and pick Sandra up from home and run her back.
Crafty hugs to all in need of one today, especially Mrs B.

nattyboots said...

Just beautiful Sue , i love it all.
Elaine H X

bumble said...

Hello, i have just found your blog and i must say how stunning each and every one of your cards are. You can be sure i will be checking out your blog everyday from now on. Thank you

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is gorgeous Sue, and shows your dies off to perfection. I love it.
Norah - congratulations, there is no love like a Grandma's love (in my opinion). My niece has just become a Grandma at the age of 49, which is perfect (I was in my 60's before Rachel managed to present me with Eleanor) and being a younger Grandma is definitely a bonus. Although now that Eleanor is 11 this month she says that I'm her best (older) friend and that she can talk to me about anything. Enjoy every minute of the pregnancy and start your scrapbook with the first scan picture!! I was there at El's birth - which was wonderful because I did not see Rachel being born.
My love to all who are on the blog, and those who are missing for any reason, and of course to our Sue xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I know this card is gorgeous because it is the one that I won on the email draw at create and craft tv!!! So please exempt me from today's draw. I can assure you ladies this is stunning! Good luck to everyone.
Hugs

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and elegant, I love it.

camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely card today - Thank you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
What a stunner, just my sort of card. I also love the blush card, use it quite a bit.
Hugs for all in need. Thinking of you Pam.
Gail C x

carol quinn said...

georgous card sue

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card who wouldn't want to win this one. It will take a few reads to u nderstand your instructions, the brain does not take in information like it used to (it's an age thing).
Congratulations Norah, being a granny is great, you will love it.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very beautiful and elegant. Looks so sophisticated..

Lacelady said...

Another lovely card Sue, I wouldn't mind which kind of card I won from you! Just watched John on his first solo outing, the boy done good!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

So pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
I´m a new blog reader and this card is incredible elegant. Just have to put your blog to my favourites. I was just searching where to buy a die from the Austrian collection... really fantastic card.
Best wishes from Germany
Rolf

Laura O said...

like this card so much ,mainly white STUNNING.Laura O

Rosie said...

Like the way you have used the striplet and would love to win the card.

Jill Liddle said...

I absolutely love the blush coloured card used today. Such a pretty shade.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a super card today. Love the pale colours.
Hope everyone has a nice day.
Susi x

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card here as always Sue. Love the soft touch to this one, and the dies used are amazing and make such a wonderful look on this card.

Maureen Bleay said...

Lovely card Sue. Like the combination of colour and dies. The striplet in particular seems to direct focus. Sorry didn't comment yesterday - joined with grandkids early firework night which was delightful to see their little faces 5 and 7 years old. Hope you are getting a good break from the day to day altho' knowing you I expect you are having to jot down ideas, follow up on business and generelly keep yourself busy, right?!? Hope Mum is well. Hugs Maureen Thanks you for your email re wednesday giveaway, will do as you ask and let you know when the prize arrives. I really was so surprised and pleased. Thank you. M.

Paula said...

Oh how I would love to win this pretty card, thanks for the opportunity Sue. Saw John just now, he was great and the product I saw made me want it all.

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. It must have taken ages to add each of the pearls. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today , I love the colour and the way you have cut down the striplet die. What a great way of using it. How lovely to see some new members to the blog, welcome to you all. Fruit cake mark 2 is in the oven early today and being turned every hour. Mark one was seriously over cooked at the back, ho hum but at least we get a taster and the rest will do for our Christmas cake. Hope you have a great day love Diane G xxxx
P in wales I like wonky layers lol xxx
Cheryl glad to hear you found some great builders in the end, what a bother for you but hopefully it will be worth it. Good luck with your treatment xxxx
Norah what lovely news you will make a lovely granny xxx
Pat L what lovely news about your granddaughter coming home from hospital. Enjoy your celebrations xxx

Jacquie said...

stunning Sue, love it all.

Thank you for all your inspiration.
I have just ordered the Austrian collection form John's show.

Love & Hugs

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

Anja v K@@rten said...

I LOVE it.....I love it.....I love it.
What beautiful! Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue and all out there. Sorry I have not commented recently have been in some pain with my dodgy back (nothing compared to what some of you are going through) but I think I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself.
This card is truly elegant, gorgeous and beautiful it is also my mothers 91st birthday next week and I think this would suit the day perfectly.
Norah your news is wonderful if but a wee bit of a shock. for you. From your comments I am sure you will make a wonderful Nan/Granny/Grandma. You are already such a special Mother.
Pam I hope you are feeling a little better each day take it slowly you will get there.
The brain does not work well so cannot remember all your names but to all in pain, feeling down or just plain struggling I send warming hugs. Hope everyone has a good day. Take care Helen K xx

Craftysusan said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, definitely has the wow factor.

Vie Carter said...

Just my sort of card, just lovely

Vie
x

siobhan Webster said...

Lovely card as usual. Think this striplet will have to be my next purchased.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WOW WHAT A CARD. THINK YOU HAVE BROKEN INTO A NEW STYLE. THIS ONE I HAVE GOT TO TRY TO MAKE. (OR SOMETHING SIMILAR). I DONT KNOW HOW YOU CAN BARE TO GIVE THIS ONE AWAY. SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE VERY LUCKY. I WONDER WHAT WE WILL DO WITHOUT THE ICED SNOW AFTER CHRISTMAS. I ENJOY THIS PRODUCT SO MUCH. FABULOUS JOB. BE WATCHING AT 1PM TRY STOPPING ME.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Meg said...

Hi Sue, well I love the card and I got it in what looked like two different colourways peach and gold and then pink and white - must be how the pictures come through the ether.
Oh my Norah - I have always thought of Nanny McPhee when I have seen your posts and now you will be. How wonderful.
Pam hope you are alright sending Leo hugs to you.xxxxx

Love and hugs to all
Meg
xxx

Di said...

What a magnificent card. it's beautiful. Are they glue dots around edge or pearls.
Love it.
Di x

Dawn Holben said...

Oh wow wow wow

So very elegant and stunningly beautiful.
I really love this card I like the colours.
Anyone would be delighted to receive a card as delightful as this.
Whoever wins this one is a very lucky person.

Maxine T said...

Sue it is beautiful, nice colour combination. I like the split look with the strip let on the bottom. Would be honoured to win it. Maxine T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue , what a beautiful and stunning card love colors and layering . The bow is adorable. So I had to buy the die and try it. Love on of your fans Dorothy

cr@fty said...

Oops I forgot to congratulate Norah on her fabulous news, I love being a Nan it's great.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rach83 said...

Your card is so stylish and elegant, Sue. It has everything you could want in a card. What a lovely giveaway. Keeping everything crossed!

Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Vinita - a late welcome and to today's newbies bumble and Rolf HI!!
Stay with us please.

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card the colours are beautiful. The bow die is so useful.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card it's so feminine, and the clever way you've used the dies, I would never have thought to use my Striplet die like this. You are so inspirational you always seem to be thinking outside the box, teaching us new ways to look at our dies, thank you Sue.
Hope you're having a good day love Brenda xxx

Norah - I to thought of your mother when you mentioned the butterfly, she was just letting you know she's happy with the news.
I am one of the daft grandmas it's so much more fun than being sensible, and as a grandma you can get away with it!!!

SHARICA said...

Fab Card xx

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. Linda S

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful card, do love those dies. I am watching John as I write this, great show! Love Jean xxx

fran bailey said...

good morning to Sue and all
wow what a lovely card looking forward to more die sets they make card making so easy
all the best Fran xx

Cathie Weary said...

Another gorgeous card. Love the blush colour you used. A beautiful feminine card.

terrie said...

Very pretty card...someone will for sure getting this pretty card....
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

I love all your cards sue and am getting better at the little dots ...but they are not always the same size. The mini bow dies are fab and compliment the bigger ones I love using them . Thank you for your inspiration . Yvonne x

Mary Blight said...

Good afternoon Sue & All The Wilsonettes! Hope you are all well & enjoying good weather, wherever you are? It is a lovely, sunny day here but quite chilly! I am sorry I haven't posted anything on here for a while, Sue, although the cards you have been posting have all been stunning! Last year, I had bladder stones (LARGE BLADDER STONES!) removed in hospital. I then had to have scan, to see if they'd all gone (thankfully they were!)& that scan revealed cysts on my ovaries (which I was told were cancerous but it turned out they weren't!! I then had to have a hysterectomy last December. NOW I have bladder stones back & will have to have them removed AGAIN! That is probably not a big issue for an able-bodied person, but I am in a wheelchair, so it is harder for me! Anyway, I hope that will get sorted soon! I am in the process of making Christmas cards, at the moment &, with the help of Sue Wilson's ELEGANT dies, they are looking a lot more professional, this year! You have produced a lovely card for the Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway, Sue & I would love to be in with a chance of winning, as it would really cheer me up! Keep up the good work, Sue! Love, Mary XXX

Elaine Sabey said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. I need to make a Christmas wish list and leave it laying around, just in case!

Love Elaine x

Barbara W said...

Good afternoon Sue

Another stunning card which has an elegance to it. Love how you inspire me to use my dies even when I do not have the exact ones you use.

Lol Barbara W

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card for the giveaway :). I love the sharp, geometric lines of the striplet and the little bow is just so sweet. Sadly I managed to miss today's live shows, so I need to check when I can catch them on repeat. I like the size of this card as well, a nice, substantial card. As always, thanks for sharing it with us...and giving us all a chance to win it. x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card that is alternately showing on the tablet as peaches and cream or pink sorbet I will see what it looks like on the PC when I get home but it is lovely in any colour.
John's shows have hopefully been recorded and I will watch them tonight.
Have a safe Guy Fawkes night everyone.
Frances

Darlene4527 said...

Another beautiful and delicate card. I love your dies as so much can be done with them and they can be used together. I also love the bows.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Such a gorgeous card today and beautiful colours too love it.

Hugs to all who need them

Take care
Margaret corgi owner

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today, must have a go!
Regards,
Sheila

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Words for today... soft, pretty, feminine- another (like yesterday) that you could send to anyone of any age. I imagine it sitting on a lovely fireplace with lots of shabby chic/ pretty trinkets all around. Hugs from Billy and I to you and Mom x

Wasn't John fantastic this today! He had a real rapport with Leonie this afternoon and the show just whizzed by. I brought my Christmas present from Mr W today, just he doesn't know it yet!

Helen, pain is not nice regardless and I hope you feel better soon x hugs

Cheryl, bad builders are the worst, Mr W had so many jobs putting right others mess ups! I'm happy you got someone good and your new bathroom will make such a difference to you x hugs

Hallo Rolf! Willkommen! We are all friendly here and Sue has a truly international blog x hugs

Norah, thank you. I hope you are getting used to the idea of being a grandparent, I love knitting/ crocheting baby clothes! It's taken many, many, many years to learn to be sensible, I don't always achieve it but I'm quite proud of myself that I did organise myself, it has been on the edge at times but Mr W and Billy did their bit. Billy has got comfortable with the new people he sees to which is a relief. I'm having a little dabble for an hour this afternoon as sitting up the table is good for strengthening /maintaining stregnth in my back. That'll be it for the day after and I shall rest up ready for tomorrow.

Sam S, fireworks are awful for some pets. I hope your pets are ok while the skies are lit x furry hugs from Billy x

Ok, time to prize the dog off my legs (all 30kg off him!), will offer him my bed in way of recompense!

Stay warm and dry everyone! Fingers crossed it'll be dry tomorrow so I can leave the house for a couple of hours. If not I will be introducing my PA to baking skinny cakes and enjoying them after with a cuppa and a game of scrabble. Low fat/ low sugar = an extra large slice!

Hugs to everyone, especially if you're in hospital, recovering, having treatment or in any kind of pain. Pam, thinking of you, hope you're ok and love and hugs to our missing Wilsonettes

Sorry for the long post, happy crafting,

T x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.Stunning card today.Happy to say I have got the striplet and the tag and you have given me some idea's how to play with them.Thank you.

Pat-lovely news that little Sarah is coming home,hugs all around!

Pam-take care and to everyone else who are ill,in pain or going through things at the moment also take care.
It's getting cold outside so wrap up and warm Hugs
Maria x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Mary

You've had a really rotten run, I hope they operate soon. Being seated does not make recovery from ops easy at all and you have my knowing sympathy! I hope making your Christmas cards is the distraction makes things a little better. Take care, 'Wheely' big hugs, T x

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty and in my favourite pastel colour blush!
Watched Johns two shows on C&C today and thoroughly enjoyed them. I love how he uses the waste from the dies to make another equally beautiful card.

nannapat said...

Gorgeous card as always Sue. I love the bevelled glass striplet and use it often. Pat x

weefortune said...

Simply beautiful card today, sorry I have not posted much, lifes a little tough going at the moment. Hugs Elaine x

Janice K said...

A stunning card (as always), love the soft and subtle colour that the blush cardstock brings to the design.x

America said...

Beautifully designed. This mostly white card with a touch of color and that die combination is exceptional! Love the details and fabulous look!

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great card today. I enjoyed John's shows on Cand C tv today
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great card today. I enjoyed John's shows on Cand C tv today
Denise X

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, so pretty! Sorry I've missed commenting, life has been hectic of late..I was home today and caught John's superb shows, hugs Carole Z X

Anne Crawford said...

Sorry I'm late with my comment today but my iPad has been playing up!
What a gentle and beautiful creation you have given us today Sue , it's truly gorgeous , who else but you would have thought of using the Striplet die in this way, and I love the blush card it's so pretty and looks so sweet in the bow.
Wonderful News Norah! Something's are better unplanned and are just meant to be, you will Love being a granny ( or whichever name you prefer or your grandchild might just give you their special name, mine call me Nananne, because that's what Abi our oldest one named me ) .
Hope you are into Scrapbooking or memory books as I like to call them, as I started when Abi was born and now all five grandchildren have several each, and they think they are wonderful and enjoy showing them to their friends.
Hope you have a wonderful time in Florida with your mum, Sue, and manage a bit of rest and relaxation !
Love and Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, stunning card for the giveaway - you will make someone very happy! Saw John's shows today - he did a grand job! Liked his tip for lining up a stamp within an aperture.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Anonymous said...

Hello again Sue, Love the Wednesday card. Just so elegant!
Watched John on the show earlier. He's very good in front of the camera. His demo's are very good as well. Think that could be the dies and essentials that were used. Hugs. x
From Annie B Irchester Northants

DMJ said...



Enjoyed John's shows too, love this card, especially the blush card!!


Doreen x

Susan White said...

So pretty - really soft colours today! Oh dear, I missed the shows as I just got around to your blog - hope they went well for John. Susan x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card and love the soft colours. Have most of the dies for this so with a small twist will have to give it a go, however would love the chance to win this one. It will probably make my top ten list

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
An absolutely stunning card - beautiful in every way. I love the Austrian die set and this striplet is gorgeous. Someone will be very lucky to win this beauty.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love them both. I'm hoping to complete France french collection at the weekend. Really.love the shape.
Lots of love
Jo xx

craftynanna said...

evening sue, well it is here, your card is absolutely superb, beautiful, gorgeous i love it and the colour is divine, my favourite, missed john's show i could spit, i will see if i can get it on catchup. regards to all J ps i am still getting the robot thingy,

Shazza said...

this is just beautiful x

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I'm a bit later today too. I do love today's card which I thought was peach and white but it really looks pink in the second to last close up! It is beautiful.
Thank you . Brenda, Maria and Lynda - I had a lovely time apart from rather tired legs have lived to tell the tale!
I saw some amazing Christmas jumpers yesterday - one which stood out had a huge reindeer on the front will little coloured LED lights in its antlers! Who buys these?
Norah - great news about being a Grandma! I love being a Grandma and am all for being a fun Grandma. I have a card from my granddaughter which says Grandmas are antique little girls! Not sure about antique but I like the sentiment.
Wheely Bad - hope you manage to get inside your craft shop tomorrow. Enjoy your time out.
Jenny L - saw your cards - they were lovely! Recognised you from your picture on the blog.
Helen K - sorry about your back pain. Hope you feel better very soon.
Pat L - great news about your granddaughter Sarah. Will be lovely to everyone home together again. So pleased for you.
Mrs B - sorry you couldn't get your crafting fix with your two buddies today . Hope you feel lots better soon.
Love to everyone.
Sam - do hope your dogs are not too upset. It's very noisy here tonight.
Love Myra. Xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything, the lovely layout, the beautiful dies used and the pretty colours.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Karen Drew said...

Love this striplet die, I use it a lot. You have just given me some more inspiration of another way to use it.
Love the card
luv
Karen xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Gail said...

Stunning card and in such pretty colours - luv how yiu have created the bottom of the card - so simple and effective but would never of thought of it -! which is why you are the queen of crafting because yiu are always giving us new ideas to try xx GailT xx

Sally-Ann Huson said...

This is just gorgeous Sue, I am working with some of your dies and every time they just come out looking yummy!
I have been meaning to ask for ages "What is milk card please?".
Thanks

janet said...

What a very pretty card - love the soft colours and also the design. Will keep fingers firmly crossed for this ne!
Janet in Kent

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes,WOW stunning card
Whoever win's this beauty will be over the moon.
This card is an inspiration in it's self its jus gorgeous I love it all thank you for sharing. Love & Hugs to you & your Mom Lynda Brock xx

Pat L so pleased your Grandaughter Sarah is able to come home wonderful new's Big Hugs Lynda xx

Mrs B Sue,sorry your not feeling well hope you are better soon,I bet Sandra & Pat missed you today take care Hugs Lynda xx

Sandra hope you had a good day with Pat love Lynda xx

Pam hope your ok thinking of you lovely lady Hugs to you & Robbie Lynda xx

Wheelybad Hope you enjoy your trip with your PA & you manage to get in the craft shop. Hugs to you & Big cuddles for Billy love Lynda xx

Lynne M your still I my thoughts hope you hubby & your son are still making progress Hugs to you all Cuddles to Tilly&cully love Lynda xx

Helen K sorry your in pain with your back hope you feel better soon Hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra,Margaret cogi owner Jean D,Hazel,Sheila G,Tres!Tina E,TOB Theresa,Yorkilass June,Lindsay, Cameeli,Myra P,Norah & Rory, steph,
& All Wilsonettes on the blog love Lynda xx
I have a new card on my blog if anyone would like to take a look xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card and very clever use of the striplet. Love the blush card too. Sorry I might be missing for a couple of days as it's my trip to the poppies.
Cheryl, so sorry to hear about your trouble with the builders - it really does make my blood boil! Hope the treatment goes well. Norah congratulations on your brilliant news, I'm sure you'll make a fabulous grandma. Pat, lovely that your grand daughter is coming home. Been to hospital with aunt today and touch wood, things seem to be going quite well at the moment which is good news. Sending love and hugs to all. Love Alison xxxx
Ps just off to prove I'm not a robot!

Lea Brawn said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Sue. All of your dies are fabulous. X

lynda said...

Sorry Sue just wanted to give Mary B A BIG HUG gosh you have been through the mill your in my thoughts love Lynda xx

Craftycatty said...

Pretty as a picture

Anonymous said...

Such a soft elegant card Sue. I love it.

Mary Mac.

Patti Cunningham said...

Love this!!
Patti Cunningham

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This card is absolutely stunning Sue !! I really, really love it !! The colour combo is great, and I love all of the dies that you have used as they all compliment each other perfectly. Great use of the ice snow glitter too !! I love how you have cut the Beveled Glass Striplet die in half to. The Auvergne dies look fab with the Austrian Tag die and I love all your beautiful bow dies. I would love the chance to win today's gorgeous card Sue. It is sooo beautiful. Thank you Sue. Sending lots of love to you and your family today love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonettes today love from Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

What a stunner of a card, so pretty love your work Sue lol Gill P G xx

Alice G said...

So so pretty. Subtle colours, love the design.

Hugs Alice x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and lovely blog friends

Such a beautiful card today Sue, love the colour scheme, everything about it is stunning.

Norah- What fantastic news, a really Tiny Little Angel on the way, enjoy every step of the way. I can't wait till Claire gives me such wonderful news like this. Big hugs X

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

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