Sunday, 14 December 2014

In My Thoughts Always

Good Sunday Morning all!  I have a really simple card for you today.  The stamp does all the work really.  I think this one would work very well for the guys in our lives or even as a get well or sympathy card., what do you think?  I used the Honeycomb Haven embossing folder to add some texture to a piece of coconut white card.  I matted it in black and added it to a larger white background, also matted in black.  I stamped the Old Oak Tree stamp in black Archival ink on a piece of coconut white card.  Using a wet paint brush, I picked up a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink that I had swiped on to my craft mat.  I painted in the lake area, adding just a touch of pink as a reflection from the sky.  For the sky, I did a bit of a watercolour wash, meaning I added water to my card, then touches of Distress ink in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door to it.  I just allowed the water to pull it around for a sunset looking background.  I dried it with a heat tool then cut it out with the Innsbruck die outer frame. I added it to the centre of my embossed background with mounting foam.  I decided not to add any further embellishments, but it could easily be dressed up for a more feminine look if desired.  I finished the card with a frame of white PVA glue dots and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment Game Winners.  This week's winners are :

Crafty Jo!!!
Hazel (from Hazel's Baskets of Joy blog)!!!
Marion Bull!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Wed., Dec. 10th, the winners are:

Lilian in Cornwall!!!
Susan Battensby!!!
Debra Kenworthy!!!

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


Anonymous said...

Great colouring in, Sue, do agree this would be a good for a sympathy card. A lovely peaceful offering today.
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card I have had a few sympathy cards to make this year and they are not the easiest to do so I often look around when I need to make one, and this would be ideal.
Congratulations to all the winners
Love and hugs
Love Tina x x x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love this stamp and glad to say I have it, lovely scenery.

Congratulations to all the winners especially Hazel.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

auscrafts said...

Lovely stamp

auscrafts said...

Lovely stamp

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

the stamp is so lovely on this card and your colouring helps too. Must look at stamps when the silly season is over, the lights and decorations went up today so it is feeling very close now.
Congratulations to the winners

Muriel x

Anonymous said...

A really effective card, Sue. I have used this sort of idea and stamp for an Anniversary card.
Well done to the winners.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow this is a stunning card. As you said great idea for guy or sympathy cards. Loving the stamp and i must try more colouring in as its not one of my strong points. Congrats to all the winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a really beautiful card today, such a warm selection of colours you have used within the stamp, thank you for sharing with us.

Congratulations to the winners of the compo's, you will certainly enjoy your gift.

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

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, great for a Sympathy Card as you said. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Yep today's card is another winner for me, as you say all the work is done by the stamp., and I love water colouring.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Got to make my last few Christmas cards today.
Gail Cx

Pam said...

Lovely card, lovely colouring in the image.
Congrats to all winners.
Have a great Sunday everyone, hugs to all

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a beautiful card. The coconut card is showing as a dark cream on my screen but it still looks gorgeous. I love how you have coloured it, what a stunning sunset!
Congratulations to the lucky winners. Take care.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you beautiful card so serene. Take care Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It's showing dark cream on my screen as well but still beautiful. I love this stamp it's on my never ending list, your colouring is gorgeous mine always looks as if a child coloured it lol. I have this embossing folder and it's even more beautiful in real life.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card. I love the paint technique
Pat x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How fabulous, love the muted colours,

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
agree with you over the types of cards the design would be suitable for, it's very peaceful looking. x

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW this is sooooooo gorgeous Sue. I just LOVE this card here and the image you´ve used here is fabulous and just makes you think of a warm summerday on a nice meadow, while the sun is slowly going down. It´s soo perfect.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Yes I think this would make a very special sympathy card. Your water colouring is beautiful. Such lovely colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs all round.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Fantastic card, love the stamped image and the beautiful background you have created.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially my Sister Hazel.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

A very pretty and very useful card, as you say it canbe used for any person and any occation.
I love the way you give us tips for making our cards prettier, like the very thin layers, and then a very wide layer, which works so perfectly.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. A simple card with a strong sentiment. Could be adapted for lots of occasions. Congratulations to all the winners today x

Elaine said...

Beautiful with a gorgeous stamp x

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue and everyone. I agree it would make a lovely card for a man. Congratulatios all the lucky winners. Big hug
Julie E

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & friends,
Today's card really highlights your gorgeous stamps, anyone would love this card, I can just imagine laying under that tree watching the sunset! Hugs xx
Feels chilly this morning, so wrap up warm. Steph if you're going out today Keep everything snuggly and warm, warm hugs,xx
Janet, I hope you have recovered from your gay of 'high jinx' yesterday, maybe Mr E could treat you to breakfast in bed?! Hugs, Sandra xx
Cameeli, how did your card marathon go yesterday? Hugs to you and Mari xxx
I am off to check my blog, it's been hard wok blogging everyday but I love it so far, really is giving me a reason to get up and craft, so thanks so much to you lovely Wilsonette's for popping over and everyday and leaving me a comment, you have no idea how happy this has made me and I haven't had too much to get excited over for the past few years!
Huge hugs to all of my crafting friends,
Sandra xxxxxx

sonja_w said...

I love simple cards and This one ticks all the boxes for me. I have made a similar one recently using the second stamp of the Austrian collection, that fits that die and as it was a sympathy card I kept it black and white. Thank you so much for more inspiration. Have a fab day xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Yes! a great Sympathy card !
I love the Sunsets like this!
Take care
Love Marg

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Such a lovely card , yes for sympathy - great as it is not easy to find the right card and these words are also lovely
Carol x

Micky French said...

Stunning cars Sue, love the painting
Congratulations to all you lucky winners
Hugs to all Michelle xxxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
I card for reflecting and contemplation, and for expressing to someone that you care very really beautiful card!!

Congratulations to all the winners...

Card-making marathon went well and of now to finish my baby shower card for this afternoon. not long now before we become grandparents...

Stay warm it very cold and frosty here.

Have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

nzillingworth said...


carol quinn said...

so simple yet elegant too

Aspiring crafter said...

A lovely card Sue, as you say great for guys and I think just about anything!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue, it doesn't need any further embellishment...

Congrats to all the winners...


lilian said...

Hi All, firstly thank you for picking my name for a prize, so excited. The card is beautiful, I have this stamp but wasn't sure how to use it, but that is why you're blog is so wonderful to give us inspiration. Hope I can read well enough to prove I'm not a robot! Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card and the colours are wonderful the design of it is great.
Take care xx

Debs A xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Truly a work of art for today's gift. As you say useful for many occasions including those pesky males in our lives. I love this stamp and have to say it's on my wish list but unfortunately you keep producing more and more magnificent dies and this lovely stamp gets further down my list.
It may also be because I would have to use water/ink etc and I just know what kind of mess I would finish with. Will just have to be brave in 2015 and see what mahem I can create. Perhaps Steph could help me out. lol.

Steph - good luck today with the market today. Hope you will be able to Keep warm.

We had a lovely morning with the littlies who of course are already on a 'high' (oh how I wish I had their energy) but that didn't stop U.Jim from visiting the old fashion sweety shop buying them Swirly Candy Lollipops which are loaded with E numbers and yes I was exhausted but have now recovered.
All Cakes are baked and wrapped just waiting to be put into Christmas Sacks and so today is the day I start to wrap all the presents so I might just have to have a pick me up later. These days wrapping day has been extended into two/three days and I use more bags than paper.

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

Janette MacArthur said...

Good Sunday morning to all, I love today's card - I have this stamp & will definitely give this one a go!
Janette x

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, it's so tranquil. I love the background colours, we had a sunrise just like that earlier this week! Pat x

Anonymous said...

A very stylish card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card today.

Congrats to all the winners.


CHERYL brown said...

Simply gorgeous.
Hugs to all
Cheryl xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Lovely card and I agree that it would make a perfect sympathy card.
Congratulations to the winners. Hugs to all Sue xxx.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. Love the stamp and the sunset is so nice. Very peaceful card. Love it. Hugs Heather.x

hollyberry said...

Love this card,the stamp and your painting of it are gorgeous.
Well done to all of today's winners.

Glennis said...

A very nicely coloured image - and very pretty card

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is just gorgeous the stamp is beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the colouring of the stamped image - really atmospheric - still got hubby's Ccard to do - it will be a Must Do next week! off out to a x-mas lunch today so that should be nice - no cooking today! Happy Sunday all
Clare W

Marion said...

Hi Sue I agree it would make a nice sympathy card and as Heather said it is a very peaceful card.
Marion H

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful tranquil card good for the Men in our lives and so nice for a sympathy card.

congrats. to the winners

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Saba said...

Hi Sue
What a perfect card to convey sympathy. The analogy between sadness and a setting sun is very poignant.
The way you have coloured the image is so professional with the little hint of pink suggesting the sun reflecting on the lake and the graduation of shades in the sky.
Your talent never ceases to amaze me

Gentle hugs to all those who have a sense of the sun setting in their lives.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, such a peaceful feel to it. Don't have this particular stamp but think I could improvise. Hope everyone manages to stay warm.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

stunning Sue , adore the sky

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful, serene perfect for a sympathy or difficult times card. Unfortunately I have done too many sympathy cards this year. Usually do classic white on white or black and white. I do special Christmas cards for those bereaved during the year. I have done some with your beautiful angel ( cut for me kindly by Steph and embosser to save time!) and some with your peace die. I always give a poinsettia with those cards. I managed to find a thinking of you this Christmas stamp which is the perfect sentiment.

Tilly's party yesterday took them indoor climbing - these parties get more exotic and I was challenged to find something no one else had done! Then home with 2 friends for a sleepover so been rather full on. Though managed to finish die cutting poinsettias and remaining cards whilst girls watching a movie!

Want to finish all craft projects tomorrow and finish the wrapping - I live in hope!

Tilly's birthday Tuesday and taking her and a friend to build a bear as a treat and out for tea!

Might get to sit down sometime! Well off for now. Congratulations to all winners and Teresa's daughter on getting the job! Good luck Cheryl with the rest of your treatment. Hugs to Norah, pop in and say Hi when you are ready xxx

karenlotty said...

This is perfect for a Sympathy card It makes a refreshing change to see you use an image and love how you've used Distress Inks to paint with

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful, elegant card Sue. Excellent as a sympathy card too. Thank you.Xx

Rosie said...

I just love this card, Sue. I find Sympathy cards the hardest to make, but you have done a fab job of the card....

Congratulations to all the winners...

Christina Doré said...

Love the simplicity of this card and the way the stamped image has been coloured.

Maria Illsley said...

Well done to all the winners. A great card sue love the sunset xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a wonderful card, love the stamped and coloured image, so serene, it would be perfect for a sympathy card. Congrats to all the winners. Bx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I'm getting a dark cream colour too, but it's still a beautiful serene card, ideal for sympathy. Love your coloured image.
Winners enjoy your prize.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
I tend to be more subdued with sympathy cards but a lovely card all the same. Congratulations to my friend Hazel. She will be a happy girl.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Firstly Thank You for choosing me as one of today's winners,, congratulations to the others.

Today's card with that gorgeous stamp is so veristile. Yes it would mainly be used as a sympathy card, but with a different background a wonderful mans card.

Hazel x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A really beautiful card today love the sentiment too so often we forget to tell friends.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners especially Hazel well done.

Wrap up today it is so very chilly everyone.
Margaret corgi owner

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I really do like this one especially as a sympathy card or for those pesky men. You have coloured the picture in so well it is really evocative. I've never tried doing a wash with ink just watercolour and got into a right mess with that! Will try it with ink. Congratulations to all of the winners hope you enjoy your prize - mine arrived of Friday and I love it - thank you Sue. Hope you're enjoying the time with your mom.
Steph hope things have settled down a bit , both with your poor hands and also the crafting " accident". Norah hope you are ok. Love and hugs to everyone. Going to try to get my tree up today if I manage to finish the packs of cards for my friends - only got 6 to do so should manage that - then the housework! Love Alison xxxx

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes. Firstly Id like to send this sentiment to all friends here having a bad time in their life, whether it be with your own health, family or friend, or if life in general is too hard to handle at the moment. Saba, your comments touch my heart.
Am I staring into a sunset or sunrise ? Which ever we choose, its serine and beautiful.
Sending many congrats to all our regular friends on the winners list today, enjoy your gift.
Janet - bless you. Market is 21st - next Sunday, yikes !!! Why is my list growing instead of getting shorter, will I NEVER learn that I cant please everyone ! Someone is bound to ask for a triangular box inbedded inside a diamond square shaped box ! Anyone have a template I can share LOL !
So now Im leaving you with special hugs this Sunday (before my phone crashes for the 3rd time) !!
And ask that if you find time to pop in to look at todays wotk of art, then leave a message of inspiration for Sue... It takes but seconds to show your gratitude.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card
and an excellent sympathy card though
we do hate to have do them.
congratulations to all the lucky
Nancyd xx

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card! I love this stamp and the colours you have used are beautiful , as others have said it is one that could be used for all occasions.
Sorry, I forgot to Congratulate Holly on winning the Wednesday card, enjoy!
Steph I hope you do well at the market today and manage to keep those fingers( and the rest of you ) warm, I did enjoy reading of your ink pad experience ,but hope the carpet is now ok?
Congratulations to all the comment winners, lucky girls!
It's our son Stewart and Fiona's 13th wedding anniversary today so all the family will be up for a celebration meal tonight ( it's like a trial run for Christmas) ! we are looking forward to that, the children will be here in a wee while to bake them a cake, so that will be fun.
Love and Hugs to all xo

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card , love Jean Z xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ..
Have a nice Sunday.. x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is a very attractive card and the colouring is beautiful.
I agrree it would be so useful as a Sympathy card or for the men!
Love Lesley x

AnneRD said...

Lovely colours to this one Sue, a very versatile design. Anne x

DMJ said...

Lovely card, Sue, useful for all sorts;

Doreen x

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant, love this xx

Jeannie Butt said...

Mornin Sue
I love this stamp, good to see it in use with the colouring technique you have used just lovely.
Jeannie Newton

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card today I love the colours used on your stamp very warm Beryl xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, what a versatile card this is, will definitely be doing this one. I love it.
Hugs to all from me. Congrats winners luv Theresa xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card and colors Sue
Elaine H X

Claire said...

Lovely card, and brilliant colouring.

Take care


Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card
Denise X

GeeBee88 said...

Beautiful card Sue and useful for many occasions. Gx

val jones said...

Fabulous Sue. I have this stamps and it is beautiful. Great for mens cards and yes I have used it for a Sympathy card as well.
Love Val in Spain x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today. Gorgeous colouring on the stamp. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Gail said...

Perfect card for a male recipient xx big congrats to Hazel well done xx GailT xx

Lacelady said...

Great card Sue, and I agree with you, plenty of uses. I really must get those stamps!

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a calm looking card so pretty love it ,Hugs Sarah xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely serene card, as you say would do for several occasions.
Congratulations to all today's winners enjoy your goodies.
Take care everyone, stay warm, Jess.

Susi Mortimer said...

Lovely card Sue. I have this stamp, also agree this would be a nice Sympathy card. Congrats to all the winners. Have a good day everyone. Susi x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it's beautiful thank you congrats to the winners love to all xxxxxxxx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
What a masterpiece today! The Old Oak Tree stamp is gorgeous and I love your hint of pink on the water. Genius! I agree it is a really versatile card and so simple really. Thank you once again. x
Anne - have a lovely day with your family! Congratulations to Stewart and Fiona and I hope the cake making is a huge success.
Congratulations to today's winners.
Love to all,
Myra xx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

What a stunning striking card with the art of watercoloring. Love it loads.


Ivy L xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, love this design and the beautiful colours within the stamped image.x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love what you'v done with this card, smashing.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jan.moogie said...

Simply elegant today Sue.xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The stamped image is beautiful. Congratulaions to all the lucky winners.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
I love, love, love this card. Stamping is my favourite discipline and your colouring is superb. Ideal for a man's card as you say.
Anne, enjoy your family meal and the cake making.
Barbiepinkfairy - did you enjoy your wall climbing!! My granddaughters love it and also Build a Bear is tops as well, but costs a fortune.
Sandra - your blog is fab.
Everyone stay warm and have as good a day as you can. Love to those who are poorly, having treatment, at home alone or lonely. xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. congratulations to comment winners x

lyndas craft's said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes,
I love this card & Sue your colouring is so beautiful,I love Stamping but wish I could colour like you.this stamp is gorgeous & as said can be used for so many occasions.
Lov & Hugs to you & your mom. Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the comment winner's especially Hazel Hugs to you all Lynda xx

Barbipinkfariry do you ever stop for a breather. Wishing Tilly a very happy birthday Tuesday. Last year my daughter had party for my grandson an exotic pets show,he bought All sorts of animals to show the children.They absurlutly love it as they could hold some of the animals as well,just a thought,as pass the parcel isn't cool any more haha Hugs Lynda xx

Norah sending you Big Hugs hoping your ok love Lynda xx

Cheryl your doing so well with your treatment not many more to go Gentle Hugs coming your way. Love Lynda xx

Pam hugs for you & Robbie is doing so well I looked in on Mary's last update on Caring Bridge,he is a star.

Lynne M sending you Big hugs love Lynda xx

Big hugs to Sandra Margaret corgi owner,Hazel Jean D,MariaA,Wheely Bad,Steph,Cameeli,Yorkielass,Sheila G,Gail C,Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Myra P,TOB Theresa,& all the Wilsonettes.
Love Lynda xx

Hellma said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. This is such a lovely stamp. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Beverley W

Paula said...

I love the simplicity of this card Sue, the stamped and colored focal point really pops off of that background.

scrAPpamondo said...

Great stamp and sentiment, but the more beautiful thngs for me are the embossed layers and the frame, very raffinate!

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it x xhazel

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card, soothing to the soul. Would be appreciated by anyone, in any situation (well, not wedding or anniversaries perhaps).
Hugs, Rose

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again today. I love stamping and most of the cards I make have stamping on them. Can't believe I won, how lucky am I. Thank you so much.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue and all

As you say simple but I think that shows the topper well. A really nice idea for a coloured topper. Thank you.

Best wishes

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love how you coloured the beautiful stamp, will have to try that watercolour technique.
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous. I agree this would make a very beautiful sympathy card. They are not the easiest of cards to make.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, and as you said, the stamp does all the work. Congratulations to all the winners, love and happicraftiness from Pearl.

Susan White said...

Wow - love the effect you have created in the sky with this stamp! Very clever!! Congrats to all of today's winners too, Susan x

Lesley Griffiths said...

Truly delightful. Thank you for showing this technique, I have the stamp so will try it out when I've finished my Christmas cards.
Happy Days

CraftyJo said...

This is a beautiful card and I could do with sending it to my dear sister who has just phoned to tell me that the cancer treatment her husband has just been through hasn't worked so well and he's very poorly - we all need cheering up.

Thanks to my name being drawn as one of the lucky winners, I do feel a little bit better. Thanks very much.


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely simple card that says it all. SueL x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue

As you say a simple card suitable for many occassions


Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card. X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Yes you are right, would make a great guy card....really lovely.
Hugs Sam

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful tranquil card today, just what we need with all the hustle and bustle of Christmas . The stamp is lovely and the colouring in is wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day, love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the comment winners xxx
Joanna what sad news, sending you a hug xxx
Steph I've bought my sister a rechargeable hand warmer for Christmas which should last 6 hours from Lakeland ltd. thought of you for market days xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Card,very serene & peaceful & love your painting. very suitable for a sympathy card especially the wording which is just perfect.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

dragonswing said...

I love this saying!!! It would be perfect to send to my uncle. I am so sad because he said he doesn't want me to come to visit him next summer (I live 9 hrs from him). His health has been declining for the past several years and he says he wants me to remember him as he used to be.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Love the scene and the embossing background.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Great card and I like the fact it hasn't been dressed up,which I think it allows its self to male or female and any occasion,lovely.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Lovely card for a man, or lady. Needs nothing else attached to it. Looks like I'm still proving im not a robot. Crafty hugs to all who need one on this damp chilly December.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Soothing card,very nice as a sympathy card or one for the men. Love your colouring in, it's something I would like to do more of. Will have to invest in this beautiful stamp,soon.

What happened to the times when the kids were happy with a McDonald and play in the ball thinghy.Now it's swimmingpool parties,rollerskate parties or you have to order home a trailer with car-racing machines oboy what times have changed.
Anyhow I wish you daughter Tilly a great Birthday on Tuesday,barbiepinkfairy, and hope she gets a nice Teddy with her back home. How old will Tilly be ?
Steph- I have bought some gelpads you put in the micro before going out and they help for a little while. My problem is not the hands doh just the fingers and they get so painful at times. Hope your crafting going ok and you get some sales next Sunday!
CraftyJo-so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law, my thoughts are with you all. How was lucky to get a special Sue card ey,not envy or anything :-)
Congrats to all the winners.
Anne-hope you had a nice time with the family.
Have a nice evening everyone,
Take care all
Warm Hugs Maria x

Virginia Davey said...

Congratulations to all the winners. I like the stamp like you said the stamp does all the work it's going to be a very useful stamp for doing men's cards.

JenRey said...

Sue, another gorgeous card. I love it. I will have to try something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the 6 lucky winners! Enjoy your prizes!!
Love the simplicity of this stunning masculine card!!! The sunset is gorgeous!! TFS!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, thank you for showing this gorgeous card, the sunset is stunning, love everything about it. Love and hugs to you and your Mom, have a lovely day.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Anne C enjoy the day with your family, Happy Anniversary to Stewart and Fiona.
Norah missing you, love and hugs.
Hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Maureen K, Allimecca, Tres. Steph, Sandra, Maira A, Wheelybsd and Billy, Heater T, Lyyne M Lynda B and all Wlisonettes.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

terrie said...

Great looking card...I like the image that you used it goes so well with the card..
Well done Sue

Darlene4527 said...

You're right. This card would have many uses. Love the stamp and painting.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,lovely card as usual.
Congrats to all the Winners,Hazel especially.
I am having problems posting.
Having to put in a No.,each time and they are small.
Is there any way you can do something about this Sue??

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, Sometimes they say 'less is more' and you've shown us that is right with this striking card. Everything about it is beautiful and I think it would be suitable for both female and male recipients. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card so stunning.

Well done to the winners.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card and the verse says it all.

Michelle xx

SHARICA said...

Fab Card .. xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A brilliant watercoloured stamping creation, truly beautiful !!
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners !! enjoy.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card I really love the colouring of the stamp. Must try to do more stamping next year.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Sometimes a simple phrase can mean so much

Theresa Pace said...

oh wow Sue. love love love this. that stamped image is superb. and your colours...... awesome.
it is just right. it doesn't need further embellies as otherwise it would detract attention from image, hugs xx

Vie Carter said...


congrats to the very lucky winners


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Joan Donaldson said...

Evening Sue, beautiful card, love the beautiful sunset.

Tandy said...

Hi She
A really beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners. Another day of no energy. I hope it comes back soon as our eldest grandson is 18 next Sunday. Norah special uplifting bugs for and bugs to all.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card, I wish I could colour half as good as you.
Congratulations to all of the winners - Enjoy
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Anne - Hope the dinner celebrations went well and Stewart and Fiona had a lovely 13th anniversary, and the children's baking was a great success LOL

Crafty Jo - so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law sending love and prayers

Barbiepinkfairy - hope Tilly enjoyed her party, And has a lovely birthday on Tuesday.

NORAH - we are missing you, sending you gently hugs and lots of love to wrap you in. Hopr Rory and Kristen are okay LOL

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card just beautiful in it's simplicity.
Lorna D

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful serene card today !! Really great colouring in, it is very pretty. Gorgeous Sunset and water colour effects. As you say it is perfect for a man's card or a sympathy card. Lovely EF too !! I love the colours you have used. This stamp is on my long wish list as I think it is a great all purpose stamp for many different occasions. Thank you for sharing this lovely card today Sue. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners love from Tres x x x

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

Carol Worwood said...

Hi, loved the way you have coloured this stamp, its beautiful.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous CAS card with the lovely stamp that I just had to buy after a previous showing by you. I love the way you have coloured it in, you really do see with an artist's eye.

Can anyone tell me where the week-end has gone? I have spent most of the day wrapping presents and trying to find suitable boxes in which to post them. This evening I have been making a special card for my sister using Sue's filigree poinsettias. I do wish I had remembered to put a sheet of double sided sticky onto my white card first!

Congratulations to all of today's winners, you will receive a lovely Christmas present from Sue.

Joanna Dickson said...

I know I'm very late but I have a good excuse. I have done a Christmas craft fair today. It was disastrous. The weather put paid to that. On the plus side I sold 3 cards 2 of which are my Sue wilson inspired makes rather than what I call run of the mill cards. The compliments flowed but really too close to Christmas for the few that were there to think of cards. Back to the card.
I've been toying with buying this stamp but doubt my ability to do anything with it. It would be fab for mens cards like you say... Ummm. ...
well time for bed.
sleep well
Jo xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Perfect Christmas card for the Man in your life, love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, it really would be a beautiful sympathy card,the stamp says it all. Congrats to all the winners. Marlene O xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Sooooo peaceful, Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, sorry I'm late been bust wrapping presents and getting things organised for our trip back to UK for Christmas . Love today's card the sunset is just stunning your technique for colouring is fabulous. Thanks Sue xx hugs
Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L , Lynda and all wilsonettes
Jean D xx

Vick said...

Awww I thought I would be lucky today and win as Its my birthday but alas it was not to be, lol, so well done to all the winners this week.
I love this card Sue, and love that stamp, I must get it, lots of love have a great week, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Heather Rogers said...

Really lovely card Sue. A bit different to your usual. Congratulations to the winners.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sandy H said...

Versatile stamp, lovely colours.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Beautiful stamp and colour, love the colours of the card, lovely embossing folder.
Di x

Kate's Cards said...

Love the stamp.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Love the Image it's so beautiful and the wording is lovely . Playing catch up with your blog today
Take care
Hazel G XX