Monday, 3 November 2014

You Are Amazing

Hello everyone!  I struggled to get the colour to come out right on this one so think pale lavender and white as you look at the pictures.  I used the inside cutting ring from the Innsbruck die set to cut an aperture in the centre.  Next I embossed it with the Rambling Blossoms embossing folder and added mounting foam to the back of it.  I stamped the Floral Paradise stamp in black on the same pale lavender card.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet then coated it with Diamond Snow.  Over the top of the glitter, I used a Milled Lavender distress marker to add some highlights to the flowers (make sure to wipe the tip clean of any glitter when you are done).  I centred it on the aperture then attached the background over it.  Using the Innsbruck die, I made a white frame using the two cutting edges and the outside cutting insert.  I backed it with pale lavender card and mounted foam on the back and added it around my aperture to frame it nicely.  Using the corner from the Austrian Collection, I cut four of them in white card and glued them into the corners of the background.  I added a floral element to the card using the Classic Rose die set.  I made a flower out of white card and used Dusty Concord distress ink on the edges of the petals before assembling it.  I sugared it with Iced snow when it was finished and seated it on a white seam binding messy bow and black jute twine bow.  I made two matching stick pins  to embellish it.  I stamped a small sentiment and cut it out with the small die in the Innsbruck set.  I inked it with Dusty Concord before removing it and mounted it on foam in the corner of my stamped aperture.  The card was then completed with a pierced white mat, two thin mats (black and pale lavender) and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1//2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Anonymous said...

What a pretty card, Sue - love the colours and that hint of black in the bows. Love the way the sentiment follows the shape of the stamp - looks great!

'P' in Wales

Sandra - sorry you had such bad luck, it was the wrong place with the wrong person on the wrong date. It can only get better!

Hazel said...

A very pretty card, that is showing pale lilic on my screen, just perfect. Hazel x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, beautiful, a card that can be adapted for any occasions and love the colours too. Also the stick pins, I so love making these and I think they really do set off a card beautifully.

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

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, lovely design and colours, the dusky concord on the white rose is very effective, have a great day Edwina

tracy w said...

Hi sue one word for this card stunning love everything about it thankyou tracyw x

lilian said...

Hi All, very beautiful card ,as always. Love the pale lavender and white together. Sorry not many comments from me lately, hands not too good, but I always look at your cards everyday. Lilian

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

very pretty card today, love the colours and the Innsbrook dies. I have started making stick pins too and they really add to a card as well as being fun to make

Muriel x

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes.
Love the embossed background on this card and your fabulous stick pins, as always. Safe travels, Sue X

Hugs to everyone, especially, Nanna Tina , Tres, Pam and Robbie, Lanc's Steph, Sandra (Wheelybad), Lynne M and Pesky Critters, (hope they're behaving !! ) Margaret Corgi Owner, Norah and Rory, and all in pain (((( ))))

Angela, in a very wet S. Wales Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card. I love the way you sugar your flowers they look beautiful and your stick pins are gorgeous. Will have a play today and see what my turns out like lol. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue,
What a very pretty card and I do love lilac.
The Innsbruck and rambling blossoms folder are really pretty together....
Well Autumn is well and truly here so take care.
Sandra sending you a hug...
Pam, hope you can feel a little better with each passing day..

Have a good day everyone
Cameeli xx

Glennis said...

Love the colours of this card, and the pins are are a lovely finishing touch

DeyaniraC said...

Good Morning Sue, Pam
Beautiful card. Love the color, style, flowers and the folder all together make the perfect combination.
Pam hope you are better.
Have a wonderful day
Thank you Sue it is a gorgeous card.

Mrs B said...
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Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I do like seam binding bows like the one on this pretty card
Pat x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the colour and the design is great. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card to start the week. The pale lilac is such a pretty colour, I love it.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

ang said...

Lovely card the lavender and white very pretty angxx

Anonymous said...

Morning everyone. Sue great card love colours you do spoil us crafters. Thanks JJx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card today and the sentiment sums you up - as we all think You are Amazing!
Thank you for the daily inspiration.
Take care out there it's a horrible morning.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. How on earth can anyone get the Monday morning blues when you wake up to perfection, I think Particraft should be on free prescription as I know it certainly lifts my day. This sentiment comes right back at you Sue, because if it wasn't for you, your wonderful products, and this blog my craftty den would have probably been turned back into a bedroom by now and all my craft stock sold. But yesterday I made my first card in some time, its not one of the 'better' cards but at least Ive broken the cycle of dis-interest, its all down to you lovely friends in Sue land too for giving me that push and encouragement I needed, so thank you.
I couldn't think of a nicer way to start my week, this card today feels quite soothing with its gentle shade of lilac.

SANDRA - Have left a message on your blog.
Tina - Good Luck for your first ever CEDT card tomorrow, go nock those socks off with your talant.

We are missing SO many of our regular Wilsonettes at the moment, so if you are popping in - we do miss reading your comments, your funny stories, I really hope you will come back soon feeling well and your usual happy selves xx
To our Wilsonettes that are struggling with health and pain, my basket is over flowing with soft hugs so take as many as you need.
Have a good sleep Barbie after your shift.
What ever you all have planned today I hope you have a happy productive day. I for one will wrap up warm on the first day of my health induced hibernation and hopefully make another card.
Stay happy and warm.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card. Take care, Kitty

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, Lavender is such a gorgeous colour as is your flowers and stick pins x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. This card is so beautiful, all the elements fit together so well. Wishing you an uneventful journey back to the USA (when I worked in the travel industry we were never to say "have a safe journey" in case the passenger was a nervous traveller!).
Sandra, I'm sorry that your fair wasn't very good. As someone else has already said, wrong time, wrong place and wrong person to share with. Don't let it put you off but perhaps go with your daughters next time? Do you have any local small shops (eg a Post Office) that might showcase your cards? Anyway, to everyone going back to school today - good luck!!! Sending hugs to everyone with extra for our missing friends. Sue xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is so feminine and pretty, love the layout, and a perfect rose. Have a great day. Bx

Linda Graham said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the colour, thank you, Linda x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, pretty colours..


Anonymous said...

GM Sue - and I return the sentiment to you! Lovely card yet again - how do you do it? but sooo glad that you do.
Clare W

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Sue. So many ideas for using the Austrian collection. Thank you.

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
What A "Tremendous Card" For A Monday Morning And Your The Person. "That's Just Amazing!"
I Love The Colours You've Chosen For Today's Card It's Just Stunning. I Love The Fabulous Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder, Your Embossing Folders Give Such Fantastic Detail, So Very Tactile, Which I Love On A Card.
I Love The Innsbruck Die You've Chosen To Use To Accompany Your Main Image The Very Beautiful Floral Paradise Stamp, Where You've Added A Sticky Sheet Then Used The Awesome Diamond Snow Just As Beautiful As The Iced Snow.
I Love The Corner Die You've Chosen From Your Austrian Collection (It Must Still Feel Great To Say My Collection Of Dies, Long May They Continue.)
I Love The Fabulous Rose That You've Used From Your Collection Of Dies Once Again, And Then Coated It In "The Extremely Awesome Iced Snow" (Still My Favourite) I Love The Pins And The Bow, Your Matting And Layering Is Just Perfect.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This Stunning Card, Thank You For The Tips And Techniques, Thank You For The Fabulous Photography Shots I Know It Sounds Silly!! But They Really Do Help When You Get A Close Up Of Parts Of The Card, For Me It Helps Me Understand How You Achieved It.
Thanks For This Great Blog
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I think today's card is absolutely STUNNING! I love it from the back to the front of the card. The lilac is so pretty, the pins are BEAUTIFUL, the Innsbruck dies are gorgeous and a joy to work with.
My gorgeous Great Nephew has finally arrived so I'm in the process of making a welcome card for him.
Sandra so sorry to hear of your disastrous day sending you a hug.
Hugs x
Heather T

DMJ said...

Love the effect of the iced snow on the flower, Sue, lovely card!!!

Doreen x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the embossing folder used on this card. It's so pretty. The card itself is gorgeous. Love the stickpins and sentiment. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the colours and the rose and stick pins just finish it off perfectly! Love Jean xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colour and it has just the right amount of bling. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
It is you who are 'Truly Amazing'. Today's gift is definitely a 'Sue Wilson Artwork' at your best. It has everything that I think of for a SW gift. Your colours for thi very damp and wet Monday morning are wonderful and just cannot fail to make me smile so a very BIG THANK YOU SUE for starting my week.

Sandra - Oh you lovely Lady I really feel for you having the most horrible day for your first Craft Fayre. I can only say that whoever organised it need lessons on how to make a successful show and how to treat their clients. I also think that your other shared 'friend' was really relying on you to sell her 9 products! Hope you feel a little better today.
Pam - hope you feel a little stronger day by day.
Steph - So pleased to see that you went into your craft room yesterday and started creating again.

To all who are under the weather and in pain hoping you all feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very pretty card Sue, gives a very elaborate look.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card as always
and love these colours. Hope everyone
had a great weekend.
Nancyd xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours x x hazel

Breezes said...

Lovely in lilac - and the black sets it off nicely ! Another beautiful card.

America said...

SUE, YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Your embossing, the florals, the color choices, the corners, all of it AMAZING. :) Love the striking black.

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful Sue, love the gorgeous flower and that embossing folder is beautiful!

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really pretty! Suitable for most occasions.

Back to school routine today!

Take care xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow stunning, a truly stunning card Sue wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for sharing.xx

carol quinn said...

this one has the WOW FACTOR!

Joan D said...

What a beautiful card! Very unusual colour too. Really do love lilac and purple shades. The black on top of the bow just lifts the card completely. Stunning x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card to start the week. The colours are lovely on my computer, but I think it would work just as well in any pastel colour.

Hope everyone has a good week.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

I love the way your dies frame an aperture, Sue

Anne (Northampton)

val jones said...

What an stunning card Sue, so love the embossing folder and the pretty corners. The rose is amazing.
Love Val in Spain x

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, love the colour and always love the extra element the iced snow brings xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card such pretty colours and a touch of black.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Patricia Howarth said...

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

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a very pretty Pale lilac card ,love it all .
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a truly beautiful card again and love the colours too. Best wishes

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
A very nice card, but a bit on the fussy side for me! Sorry.
Hugs got all that need one.
Gail Cx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, I love it all. Stunning.

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, yes it looks Pale Lavender & White to me.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today and really pretty colours. I like the way you frame the aperture , it gives a really good focal point. Thank you for sharing. Had a huge thunderstorm last night right overhead and this morning trains are not running so Mr G has the pleasure of taking a car load up to winchester so they can get to college. Looks like I'm on standby for pick up later! Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxx
Heather congratulations on becoming a great Aunt xxx
Steph lovely to hear your mojo came back yesterday, the only way is up now xxxx
Sandra what a shame yesterday wasn't a success but at least you tried. Don't give up though through one bad experience, next time you will know the score and as others have said wrong place wrong person wrong time . Keep smiling xxxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

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

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very pretty card with lovely embossing. Have a great day.
Ang x

SHARICA said...

Fab Card .. xx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Such a pretty lacey card this morning - I've always loved lavender with a hint of black. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card today Sue, love that embossing folder

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love the lilac you have used, it is very calming. Such a pretty card.
I treated myself to your Austrian collection and must really start creating. They are beautiful dyes.
Although I am retired from the hurley burley of having a job etc, I still find my days go quickly and am always busy, so must find some time to stay a little longer in my craft room.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a lovely card, I love the colours, one of my favourite combo colours. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning sats sue love it thank to all June xxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I love the Innsbruck dies. Your stick pins are simply gorgeous.
Sandra I thinking about it, if the door was closed so people didn't know you were there, I think they should have given you a refund of your money.
Hugs to all who need one today.

Ruth Kidd said...

Morning Sue and all,
I love this one - it really shows off the gorgeous embossing folder.
Ruth x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely lovely colour and those corners are so pretty

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely card!

Pearl said...

love the card today Sue, so sophisticated! Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Maryann Laursen said...

So beautiful as always Sue, your cards are always sooo amazing

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous - lovely colours and overall a stunning card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card!!
Loving the embossing folder and the colours, lavender looks so serene and elegant excellent for any occasion.
Can't wait for the new releases, I'm counting down the days..
Lorna D

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love all the elements about it, and the sentiment is sent right back to you!

Have a great day everyone, take care, Jess x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunningly beautiful card today and just like the title 'you are amazing!' I love the lilac/white/ black they go together so well.
Hugs to all who need them and I sincere hope your days get better and brighter.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Just love the card. I will certainly have a go. I am also going to try my hand at making the stick pins.
Evis M.

Jill Berg said...

How pretty! Love the colours

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes friends,
I love the colours in today's beauty even with the wee touch of black which just pops it. I can honestly say Sue i have a lavender card on my computer screen as the photographs are beautiful showing up every detail. I love your rose to coordinate with your stamped image as it is the finishing touch that it needed. The embossing folders give it a nice deep look and texture to it and this one is just gorgeous. Thank you Sue, give your mum a big hug and love from me and enjoy your time across home.
Anne, i hope i didn't cause Iain to have another heart attack yesterday with my comments. He will find out that there is no one safe from my humour not even him recuperating but i send him hugs. :)
Pam dear friend sending hugs to you and our boy Robbie, i hope that he is going from strength to strength.
Awh Sandra, that was so unfair and the work that you went to both exhausting and painful. I am wondering why your friend wanted a table to start with though when she had so little to show and sell. I think you should have been given your money back for the cost of the table as organisers were bang out of order putting you all through there and then not even directing people through to the overflow tables. Please don't be so disheartened as it has confirmed to you that you would be in town the next time and be in the main thorough fair so that you can get maximum exposure. Rest up today so that you are fitter to go and play with Pat and Mrs B tomorrow. Hugs x.
Steph flower, i am so pleased that your mind has started flowing again with new creations. Maybe it wasn't one of your better cards that you made, the thing is your crafty brain brought together a new creation for you and broke your lack of mojo and brought back the reason that you started crafting in the first place again, for enjoyment.
This funny wee words or numbers that keep coming up to prove i'm not a robot, well i hate to tell it but first thing in the morning that is a very debateable subject and one that even i'm not sure that i'm not with the automatic pilot my brain goes into at times. Anyway i have just being clicking on publish my comment and so far it has worked but i don't know if that is because of me having a google account or that. Hope this helps everyone like me that it is fine with the bold words but the funny looking ones my wee eyes have a hard time deciphering. Another horrible day with dark heavy clouds and the rain just staying away and no more. I am away to book our tickets for Cinderella up in Glasgow with John Barrowman and the Krankies as together they are really funny and he knocks a right rise out himself. Have a good day everyone sending hugs to all my Angels that need them or just want one both on blog at the moment and not, we miss you girls.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Susi Mortimer said...

Sue, Such a pretty card for any occasion. Have a nice day everyone.
Susi x

ellyscard creatief said...

Very pretty card.
Gr Elly

hotpotato said...

love the card and the colour combo of it too.

Susan White said...

Hello Sue - pretty colours today and that embossing folder is just lovely in the background! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Kate's Cards said...

It's the little twiddly finishing touches that make your cards so, so!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely. The rambling blossoms embossing really shows up well and looks really deep. SueL x

Paula said...

lovely card, it all comes together so nicely

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty. love Jean Z xx

Jayne S said...

Very pretty card suitable for many occasions

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

I love the lavender colour and this card is absolutely stunning. Love it loads.


Ivy L xx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. I love lavender and white but even though my screen shows it as a more silvery grey, that colour combo looks good too. I haven't seen the embossing folder before so it is one to add to my wish list (gosh it is growing very long and it is mostly your products). Have a great trip home and a lovely time with your mum.

Lacelady said...

Morning Sue from a sunny Ireland (at the moment).

Pretty card today, I think the corners really make it, though I think you are far more amazing than I am!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the colour combination and the layout of the card. The embossing is lovely and i like the aperture and placement of the sentiment.

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW!! What a beautiful card love everything about it ,hugs Sarah xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely colours, so pretty. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card Sue, this delicate colour goes so well. I love the flower and that distress ink matches perfectly. Thank you. Xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card the lavender us just gorgeous.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I'm early today! Lots of reasons for that but they don't matter. Sorry I missed yesterday's . I looked late last night but decided to go to bed! Yesterday's card was really beautiful and today's is a real picture. I love the colours and your rose and pins are just gorgeous. Love the milky lilac colour of the beads.
Well, its a beautiful sunny day for now with clear blue sky..
Yesterday evening I walked into the utility room and the boiler light was winking at me! After trying a few things - rang British Gas and turned boiler off! A very nice man came this morning at 8 am!! It's now fixed and I'm ahead of myself - for now. Pleased it happened now and not in dead of winter.
Been reading yesterday's posts as well as today's .
Steph - really pleased about "The Return of the Mojo". Happy crafting and keep warm.
Anne and Norah - your posts made me laugh too. Glad Iain making good progress.
Norah - sounds lke a fun night.
Sandra - what a shame - others have said it all really but things can only get better after that debacle.
Congratulations to yesterday's winners.
Finally,Just want to send love to those who are missing just now. Lynne and Lindsay we miss you. Xx
Hugs to other missing friends also. Love to Anne, Janet, Alison, Lynda, Norah and Rory, Pam and Robbie, Wheely, TOB Theresa, Sheila, Brenda, Heather T, Sandra , Maria and Diane.
Have a good week everyone. Special hugs to You Sue x
Love Myra.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
and so are you (amazing, I mean). This card is simply beautiful, every single element about it, from the embossed background to the die cuts, embellishments (STICK PINS MY FAVS) and stamping, not forgetting the colours.
This card sings to me.
Hugs, Rose

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours Crafty Regards Julie kay xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and I love the background embossing.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This card is so opulent and beautiful, I love it.
I hope everyone feels in top form today, I've had this flu thing for two weeks really bad and then last week I was on the mend, when I had to get the decorating done whilst we didn't have the grandchildren to see to!!!
I'm back to volunteering in school this afternoon, and then coming back on the school bus - oh joy of joys, the racket the children make is incredible, and remember they are all primary school children!! I take sweets for them all (it costs me a fortune) and that keeps them quiet for a little while).
Sandra, so sorry your experience was not good, and I know it's disheartening, but don't let it put you off.
Pam, love to you and Robbie.
Norah, I envy you the Krankies and John Barrowman, should be a bundle of laughs!
Alimecca, I think you've chosen the right time to go to London, crowds should be hopefully down a bit but I've read that it is so reverential and not rowdy at all - lovely.
Love and hugs to all - Steph I've taken one of yours - and hope you all have as good a day as you can.
Love also to Sue xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always, love the colours and the gorgeous rose. Can't wait to see your new dies

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Robin said...

This is what I am currently saving my pennies for, the stamps and dies that go together. I have the spanish bundle. Next is the Austrian. A really lovely card this one.

Di said...

Beautiful, I love the use of the black and the glitter on the roses. Must make some stick pins.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. The colours are gorgeous. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Love the colours of the card today.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
YOU are Amazing ....... thank you for another stunning creation showing up perfect on my screen. Love everything you have done on today's card. Mind you I just love all your wonderful cards
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card.

Take care


heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card today. The colours are really nice and subtle. Thanks for another lovely creation. Take care. Hugs Heather.x

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you had a good weekend. Lovely card today. Kind regards Joanne K x

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, I like the sentiment off-set to one side like that for a change.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
what a beautiful card. The colours are so beautiful and love your stick pin and rose
Take care
Hazel G XX

Barbara, said...

Honestly? This (and many others) are just stunning. My first time on your blog and what beautiful inspiration!

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & truly lovely friends,
Gorgeous card today, I do love a lilac card, the stamp is so pretty too, you can't go wrong with flowers, the Stick pins just raise the card to a new dimension, they are gorgeous and really give an expensive feel to the card, I have made some, with the little stoppers on the bottom so that they can be removed from the card and used as a lapel pin, which is like a little bonus gift I think!
I am still really poorly today, writing to you from my bed, not sure what it is but not do I feel ill, I think it's partly exhaustion, it feels like my body has given up, I can normally fight through the pain, but this is different, I am shivering one minute, sweating the next, I did try and get to tidy the devastation in my craft room, but I just can't stand upright today!
Steph, thank you so much for raking the time to write on my blog both before and most importantly today, it meant the world to read your kind words, thank you so much. X
Hazel you too, your message today was a real boost, thank you so much x
After a bit of detective work, it would appear that the woman who I was made to do the stall worth through (guilt) husband (hope you are still following) works for the lady that 'organised' the event, he apparently was in charge of marketing! (He like my husband is in the RAF) they can try to boost their career by taking on secondary duties, so he encouraged his wife to have a stall to please his boss! I guess I should have been stronger and said no, I hadn't realised that she had so little to sell, I was a little embarrassing to be honest as I wanted my items together on my 'half' of the table, but she was all for mixing everything together, but knitted baby items didn't really work in amongst cards and jewellery, when the organiser came to collect payment she asked who had made what and before I could open my mouth, she was told that "we had both worked together to fill the stall" ! I was just gobsmacked to be honest! Please don't get me wrong, I have always thought that nobody would buy my cards, I don't want anyone to think that I think that I am better than anyone because I don't I suffer majorly with low self esteem! I was pushed into doing this stall, as I wasn't strong enough to stand up and say no!
Lynda, Maureen, Margaret, Hazel, Steph, Pat, Sue, Nora and every single one of you that has offered help and advice I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, don't know what I would do wirhout you all xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner! Love the colours.
Steph, it doesn't matter that it wasn't one of your better cards as you put it, what matters is that you made it and hopefully now you'll make lots more brilliant ones. Sandra I said yesterday how sorry I was that things didn't go well but don't know if you would have seen message. Maureen, I hope it's not too busy but I just want to see them so fingers crossed. Hope you survive the little horrors - a bit of bribery works every time! Love and hugs to all especially those friends missing for whatever reason . Love Alison xx

Rach83 said...

Wow, Sue! This is just stunning. The embossing is even more beautiful than I knew it would be and I love the lavendar card. Your focal image is gorgeous too. This really would be a special card to receive.

Rachel x

Vie Carter said...

Just my kind of card, just love everything about it



Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card lovely textured details the folder is luscious Love lavender
Nubiene x

Cazzie D said...

Afternoon Sue.
Real pretty card again today. Those corner dies are very special.
Caz x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, all I can say about this card is - Just Beautiful! - and the sentiment is returned to you a hundredfold.

Hoping that Sue's lovely card has got everyone's week off to a good start.

terrie said...

Amazing card...great layout
I like you matches the stick pins to your card...
Well done Sue

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card, it looks lilac and white on my screen and every detail is beautiful , I love the frame around the stamping it looks so delicate and the Rose is so pretty.cant wait to see your new dies!
Thanks for the info Norah, ( I thought I'd have a quick look before I went to Pilates this morning , haven't been out for 12 days and was beginning to go stir crazy) and I spent so long looking at lots of things I ran out of time to leave my comment, I didn't know of this one and the prices are great ! so thanks again, I've kept a note of it! Well done in getting your Panto tickets ordered, I used to love going every year when we lived in Hamilton.
Congratulations to Heather T on your new great nephew, hope you get lots of cuddles.
Glad you had a laugh Myra P , you must have had the same mental picture as me LOL!
Thanks Lynda, and I hope Maureen and Sandra are feeling a bit better today too.
Love and Hugs to all xo

hollyberry said...

So pretty,beautiful colours.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, what a very pretty card for the start of the week. I love the colours. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card and love the colours.The embossing folder really stands out,the pins match beautifully.

Jane said...

Just Lovely .

Jane xx

Gail said...

Fab card and luv it although not so keen on the colour combo but that is purely personal xx luvin this emboss folder is it new coz if not that has passed me by or is it going to be a new realise?? xx GailT xx

craftynanna said...

happy thanksgiving sue to you and your family, i hope you have a great day, the card is gorgeous and the colours are beautiful,
i had a lovely surprise yesterday whilst clearing out my huge christmas container i found the christmas bauble stamps by spellbinders so i am going to buy your bauble die and put it away for next year, i have finished all my christmas cards and am now going to consentrate on my christmas trees,
Sandra i felt so infuriated at how you were treated and hope you know what to say next time she asks you,
regards to all J ps i can hardly see the robot number and i don't think it has anything to do with google as that is what i am on

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,Wow Wow card again.
I have not being able to comment,as I was back in Hospital again for nearly 2 weeks, in I.C.U etc., etc.,my heart break was not being home,when my Grand daughter,[ they do not live in Ireland] was here for her Christening and I could not be there..

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the colour combo, and particularly the embossing folder - don't think I've got that one yet!!! Starting to think I need a bank loan!!!!

Haze T said...

Wow, what can I say but stunning & beautiful...
My very favourite colours & such a pretty & feminine card today sue.
Love it, love it, love it......
Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous colours today Sue. Very feminine:) Think I might try this colour combo for my daughter's birthday card later this month. Hugs Annie P x

Jane Franklin said...

Just catching up on these amazing cards, great. Won't be commenting for a few days, as off to Rome courtesy of our eldest son for our Ruby wedding. Lots to look forward to after as well as NEC Saturday and to catch up on Sues cards, bliss.
Luv to all jax

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the colour combo of this one. Have to admit, not as keen on the stamp, but the idea is great.

AnneRD said...

Lovely colours and design and what a gorgeous rose! Anne x

Dawn Holben said...

yet another stunning card.
I too love the colour combinations
that you have used.
I must have a look for the embossing folder you have used as I really love it.

Anonymous said...

Rest well and in peace Lynda Bellingham.


Laura O said...

fab card so pretty ,love it ,Laura O

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card love the colour and the die. xxxx

Janice K said...

A great, ornate design-love the Rambling Rose embossing folder (another addition for my wishlist!!).x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

A lovely lavender card the EB folder is beautiful also the frame and rose and your gorgeous stick pins, a very pretty card. Thanks Sue, hugs xxx .
Making a baby card today for my nephews new baby girl .

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L. Lynda and all wilsonettes
Jean D xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

this is a card you should be sending to yourself Sue as you are amazing. beautiful hugs xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card as usual Sue. Your Embossing Folders leave such a deep impression on card and are the best on the market.
My husband has just bought me the new Cut N Boss machine as I am finding the Grand Calibur too painful on my hands and elbow. I need to get some of your new embossing folders and the new dies so wont be buying anything else till they come out!!!

nannapat said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue. I love the dies you have used and the rose is beautiful. Pat x

nzillingworth said...


spoole said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card today such a beautiful colour scheme.
Kind regards,

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes this is a beautiful card I love it the lilac & white is a gorgeous colour combo,love the stamp. The embossing folder is such a deep embossed impression love it. Thank you for sharing.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Ita sorry to hear you were back in hospital again,& so sorry you missed your Grandaughters christening big hugs Lynda xx

Heather Congratlations on becoming a great Aunt hugs Lynda xx

Steph so pleased you have your Mojo back Hugs Lynda xx

Pam your in my thoughts Hugs to you & Robbie love Lynda xx

Big Hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Yorkilass June,Lindsay,Tres,Tina E,Tandy,Wheelybad & Billy,TOB Theresa, Sheila G,Lynne M & fur babies,Myra P,Norah & Rory,Cameeli,
Julie Laz & all on this wonderful blog & our Sue
Love Lynda xx

janet said...

I really MUST look for those new embossing folders!!! I do like this one though I'm not so keen on the stamping in black on this card to be honest. I guess we can't like all of the cards and i do like to be honest - I guess it was being brought up in a country where people tend to say it as they see it!
Janet in Kent

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your use of the dies to create a frame for the very pretty matching stamp.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

what can i say that will be different - nothing really - just yet another gorgeous card

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue
Gorgeous card, I just love it all.

Love Brenda xxx

Sorry to be brief iPad keeps freezing, don't understand why. love and hugs to all.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is another beautiful card again today !! I love the colour combo. I really love everything about this card. The Innsbruck dies are fab and your new EF is Sooo pretty !! I really love the look of your new Austrian corner dies. I have not yet tried these but I have tried out the Austrain Border and Tag dies and really love them both !! Now I just have to try out the corners to. This gorgeous background EF is on my new great big long wish list as I don't yet have a floral background EF. The Floral Brocade EF is there to. Your Rose is just fab Sue along with those beautiful stick pins and messy bow. Loving that stamp to. I would love for you to show a card using your Rose Bouquet stamp and French Collection dies maybe, please if possible? Thank you for sharing your beautiful card today. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today. From Tres x x x

GeeBee88 said...

Very pretty card Sue and the sentiment applies for you! Gx

Darlene4527 said...

This is a very pretty card. Love the lacy look from the corner die.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours. Must keep my eyes open for the embossing folder.
Take care everyone.

julie laz said...

Wow sue love it, crafty hugs Julie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW another stunning creation here Sue. So beautiful and so elegant the same time. Perfect work in every little detail.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed this pretty lilac card yesterday.
Denise X

SHARICA said...

Fab Card .. xx

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
This card was one of my top 5 favourites from the shows the other week, mainly because of the stamp, I simply love the idea of these stamps and this one in particular is so elegant and would look good against any card in one colour like you have done here, without any colouring, the whole card looks elegant and classy, beautiful work as always my friend xxx Hugs, Vick xxx
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barbara macaskill said...

Fabulous! LOVE the colors and the flowers are yummy! TFS!

Linda Graham said...

Had no pc since Monday really missed your cards Sue,catching up now,a beautiful card, Linda x