Saturday, 6 December 2014

Just Because

Hello bloggers!  It's a clean and simple offering today.   I stamped my sentiment in the lower corner of a piece of white card using a Black Archival ink pad.   Using the white card as a base, I embossed the top portion with the Daisy Tiers embossing folder.  I cut a stripe of red card and put a thinner white strip in the centre and glued it between the embossed and non embossed section.  Using the Itty Bitty Dotty bow and the Classic Itty Bitty Bow, I made a red and white bow to accent the border strip.  The Camellia Complete petal die just happened to fit perfectly into the flowers from the Daisy Tier embossing folder.  I cut one small one for each of the flowers and finished them with a small white pearl.  I pierced a white mat to frame the card,then added a thin red mat and completed it with a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.

This week's winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Maureen Killen!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

A quick mention that Julia Watt has shows today on C & C at 10am and 3pm.  Be sure to tune in to see her great demos and samples!  All for now, Sue x


Vick said...

Good Morning Sue, and everyone else, well this is definitely a different card for you Sue, very simplistic and clean, not sure how I feel about it, I like crisp clean cards but this is so strange for you so I don't think I was ready for it, it took me back a bit, lol, hugs to you and have a lovely weekend my friend, Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous clean and simple card today. I love it, how good that those cute tiny flowers fit like they were made for the embossing folder : ) I also love the red/white combo, it's so clean and fresh.
Congratulations to Maureen : ).
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Have a good weekend. Take care.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love how you've used the tiny camelia flower in the embossed flower.
Congratulations to Maureen on your Weds win and everyone who with a new arrival called Lyra. Norah, I hope that everything is ok with you. Sending good wishes to all. Sue xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

This lovely card shows just how well everything in your collections coordinate. Love the flowers on the EB, so clever

Muriel x

Alice G said...

Really simple but adorable card. I think the familia flowers would have looked stunning in the Red!

Hugs Alice xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today sue, one of the quick ones that we all need now and again, I really like it.

Have a great Saturday everyone, congratulations to Maureen.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Pam said...

Stunning card, love the effect. Congratulations Maureen, enjoy your card.
Hugs all round

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
It is very cold and frosty here today. The card is just beautiful, thank you. Congrats to Maureen on winning the card. Take care all Kitty.

auscrafts said...

I love it, the tiny flowers fit like they were made for the embossing folder

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - cute flowers - congrats Maureen! Happy Saturday all
Clare W

Elaine said...

Stunning Sue, love the colour

Glennis said...

Delightful card - love the bow!

Anonymous said...

Good morning all. Pretty card Sue like flowers with the embossing folder. JJx

Aspiring crafter said...

Easy on the eye , fresh and bright!
Great card Sue, love the embossing,

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, and I will add this embossing folder to my Christmas list
Pat x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It may be clean and simple to you but it's beautiful in its simplicity. I absolutely love it, the little flowers look so pretty (maybe the designer had this embossing folder in mind when she designed them lol). The itty bitty bows are so cute and I love the flash of red.
Norah hope your okay sending a hug.

Anonymous said...

Oops that went by mistake I was saying Congratulations to Maureen on winning the Wednesday card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Simple but effective.

vinita jain said...

Love those tiny flowers with embossed panel, beautiful! Congrats to winner!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is an absolutely beautiful card, it is so clean and simple but gives the WOW factor, just love it. Stay warm everyone today it is very frosty out there.

Love Rosemarie xx

Micky French said...

I love this card, so clean and fresh looking
Congratulations to Maureen
Hugs to all Michelle xxxx

CHERYL brown said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue. So simple but stunning too.
Congratulations Maureen, you will love your card.
Sorry I haven't posted all week, the early rise every morning and up to an hour of travelling to the hospital nd the journey back have taken their toll and with the fatigue setting in exactly as expected, I have been so wiped out, it's enough just to get lunch and tea made. On the bright side, 7 sessions of radiotherapy down with another 8 to go and then hopefully the all clear.
Christmas cards, apart from immediate family, now all posted or delivered by my super network of friends.Too tired to even think of decorations so off for another cuppa and a lie in.
basket of comfort blanket hugs is full to overflowing so please help yourselves.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Clean, simple and crisp - a real classic. I love it. I love your more embellished cards but this is completely different and I love it too.

Been busy in the craft room have finished a Roald Dahl embellished shelving set for Tilly's teacher with box calendar to match. I love it hope she does too! 8 gingerbread mixture jars completed, 6 jewellery gift boxes just need to embellish and today my special cards which thankfully Steph has cut out sues angels for! She is an angel herself saved me so much time. Did have to stop midway and clean up craft room it was ridiculous so now some space to work! Have migrated to conservatory as well though!

Update from Norah she says she is just exhausted at the moment and seems to have lost her get up and go. Have passed on your concerns about her. At least no major disaster and am sure she will be back soon. This time of year always tiring and can be difficult emotionally.

Well ladies must be off craft to do, sky man visiting with new box, tree to buy and shopping yo do! Exhausting thinking of it.

Love you all xxx

Hazel said...

Sue. Your card today is gorgeous. It's simplicity is its beauty, Hazel xx

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Sue. So effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A stunning, stylish elegant card I love these cards as they are easy to do and don't cost the earth to post.
Congratulations to Maureen on winning Wednesdays card.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs
Love Tina x x x x x x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Love this Sue, it may look simple and clean but it is clever how it comes together. Congratulations to Maureen.

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. What a really pretty yet simple card. I love it. Have a great weekend. x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Clean crisp and pretty card lovely really like this one.

Congratulations to Maureen.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oooo!!! I just LOVE this, it is "simplicity" beautiful
Snow on the mountains, very cold, perfect day to be cosy and crafting.
Have a great day.

Patricia xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card I love it.
And the design is stunning
Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

Anonymous said...

Just perfick!....and look at that cute little bow, so sweet...


Anonymous said...

Such a different sort of card today, Sue, beautifully executed and very effective - think could do similar with snowflakes. Hmmm - another idea for next year!
Well done to Maureen on winning your Wednesday card.

'P' in Wales

BarbiePF - blimey what a busy person you are - crafty makes sound fab, lucky recipients. Thanks for update re Norah - hope she's back to her normal self soon.
Cheryl - take it easy, it's a long haul and you're doing so well - grab all hugs on offer.

sonja_w said...

Simple but stunning. I love the fresh white look with just a hint of red peeking through. My favourite card this week. Xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Think in this instance, CAS also stands for classy and superb! Less is definitely more.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, you say clean and simple, I say stunning and classy - looks lovely and fresh x x x

Julie Elli said...

I love the fact that you keep posting different styles. This one is lovely. Nice and simple but well balanced. You're so clever Sue.
Well done to Maureen.
Big hug.
Julie E

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I would love love to know where you get your inspiration from Sue. You never fail to amaze me. I just love the idea of putting the small flower into your eboss folder flowers. I think it changes the look completely and just finishes off the background.
Plain and Simple it may be but today's gift certainly makes a beautiful statement. This is one I shall be giving it a go and perhaps in different colours too.

Barbiepinkfairy - Thank you so so much for contacting Norah and letting us know all is well except exhaustion etc. That in itself is more than enough along with the time of year. Once again thank you.
Norah - if you call in I'm thinking of you and sending as many hugs as you need.

Off to do a little this morning. I must be mad shopping in Meadowhall on a Sat.morning but it's what I used to do before retirement and just haven't got out of the habit. You'd think that after nine years it would have been left behind but no. The usual trail; arrive; coffee; shop; coffee; shop and home. And I have to prove that I'm not a robot lol. Ah well!

Congratulations to Maureen you are a very lucky lady. To all under the weather hope you feel better soon. To everyone if going out please wrap up warm; take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, looks simple but stunning and the colours are lovely

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simplicity of this and that lovely splash of red. It is so clean and very striking. I will definitely be giving this one a go. It's beautiful?
Special congratulations to Maureen - I'm so pleased for you and know that you will give that beautiful card a good home - I'm not jealous at all! Barrie, how busy are you?! Thank you for the news about Norah. Christmas is such an emotional time of year with all the memories. Sending an extra special hug to you Norah. Cheryl please take things steady and am keeping fingers crossed that you will get the all clear very soon. Special hugs to you too. To everyone, I hope you have a great weekend. I'm slowly getting through my cards and Arran jumper. Managed 20 yesterday courtesy of the beautiful Illuminated Tree and Peace dies, so was really pleased with that. Stay safe and warm everyone, see you all tomorrow. Love Alison xx

Joan D said...

What a beauty! So clean and really lovely. Who wouldn't be overjoyed to receive a card like this. Xxxx

Chris Curry said...

I love the idea that the camellia flower fits into the daisy embossing folder, so effective. Thank you Sue.Xx

alimecca said...

Just me again,
Sorry that should read Barbie not Barrie! Didn't mean to give you a sex change! Love Alison xxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Simply stunning is what I say!


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the clean and simple style. I will be watching Julia her demos are always worth watching. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Delightful card, love the way the little camellia flowers fit the embossed flowers, perfect, finished beautifully with a splash of red.
Have a good day.

Jayne S said...

Simply beautiful.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful clean simple card but so effective! Love that embossing folder! Love Jean xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
If there's ever a case of less in more this is it. It's minimal but beautiful. Definitely one to remember. You really are a tinker lol. This is yet another item added to my wish list. Gosh I'm wishing hard lately. Well my son's Christmas present to me will get me well and truly off the ground in these fabulous additions to your range.

Well done to Maureen. Fab way to start the weekend.

Hope you all have a great weekend,
lots of love
Jo xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a baeutiful simple card i adore this one thanks for sharing with us ,hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW this is stunning. Love the simple, clean crisp lines to this. Its very understated but very beautiful. Can see it in so many different colour ways. I love how everything mix and match. You are a very talented lady SUE i wish i had half of your imagination. Congrats to maureen on winning her prize. Take care and have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

So so elegant and so minimalistic Love it Sue. Hugs xx

gwen70 said...

wonderful idea combing the two together Sue, love it

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

What a very fresh, clean looking card.

Pure sophistication. X

Diane said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card today, I love how the flowers fit into the embossing folder. Now was that a plan or a happy accident?! Lol. Congratulations to Maureen, enjoy your card. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx
Cheryl sending you a big hug, you're nearly there xxxx
Barbie pink fairy gosh I'm exhausted just reading what you have done have got to do. Thank you for the update on Norah xxxx

carol quinn said...

just because...its so beautiful!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a gorgeous card clean and simple
Carol x

TOB said...

Clean and Simply Beautiful. Such a classy card, love it.I'm a more than less person but you have changed me with this one.
Hugs to all
Theresa xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is wonderful, love the elegant look, and with a classic colour combo of red and white. Definitely one to try. Well done Maureen on winning the card. Have a great day everyone. Bx

karenlotty said...

I love this card! Clean and fresh, the colours, the embossing folder and those Camelia flowers! My Christmas Wish List is growing and changing by the minute!!

Linda Graham said...

Stunning card Sue, love it, thank you ,Linda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, hi all Wilsonettes. Oh what a W.O.W this cold bitter Saturday morning. Its absolutly gorgeous Sue. That EF is delightful, certainly added to my need list in the new year. I cant stop looking at this picture lol.
I wish I had your inspiration Sue, your idea's never stop and if you DO ever suffer with brain block it never show's !!
Lyra had a good first night although she didnt want to settle I had to sooth her off for a rest eventually. Im sure she's ready to play when I can feel to hold her properly without dropping her. She needs to be introduced to her other friends too today, oh what fun is waiting for her lol.
Janet... What can I say about you ? Cookoo lol... Meadow Hall... Saturday ? Cookoo lol

Congratulation Maureen on, enjoy your wonderful creation.
Bless you Cheryl... Rest up. Nothing is MORE important than health, so sleep and let your wonderful friends do what they want to which is help you. Thinking of you sleepy lady : )
Sending lots of snuggly warm comforting gentle hugs to our friends that are struggling today. I am now in full hibernation mode as its much too painful for me to leave home unless I have appointments. So I said my goodbyes to my lovely craft shop owner until Spring 2015 : (
Have a wonderful day Sue I really need some sun right now.
Happy Saturday my lovely Wilsonettes.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Maureen B. said...

Brilliant card today. Really like the little flowers which seem as if they were made for the embossing folder. Yet another idea I have never thought of Sue. Thank you hugs Maureen Sent

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - if this isn't a good enough reason to buy this embossing folder then I don't know what is! Love the simplicity of this card and it looks so classy. Thank you for yet another great idea. Best wishes

DMJ said...

Another lovely card, who else but Sue would think of putting die cut flowers on top of an embossing folder??????

Doreen x

Anne Crawford said...

So pretty and sweet! I love the simplicity of this card it's gorgeous and a great idea putting the little flowers on the embossing.
Congratulations Maureen! don't be kissing the Postman with excitement when it arrives Lol! Enjoy!
Extra Special Big Hugs for Cheryl and Norah hope you feel stronger very soon XOXO.
Barbie pink fairy , please send me some of your energy as it sounds like you have lots! You have been a busy fairy!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the crafty crew.
I like this card and adore the camellia petals, must also purchase the daisy their folder its really pretty!!

Will watch Julia later.

Have a great day and wrap up its frosty.

Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

PS congratulations Maureen

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Clean and simple but STUNNING!! I love it. I like that you do something different now and again it gives us more inspiration.Thank you.
Congrats to Maureen.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

val jones said...

Hi Sue. This is so lovely especially like how you've put the little flowers on the embossing.
Love Val in Spain x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful crisp clean card,love the colours.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the simplicity of this card, it's beautiful and really elegant. I love the Daisy Tier embossing and adding the Camellia Flowers is so pretty and such a wonderful idea and what a perfect little finishing touch of the Itty Bitty Dotty Bow.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lacelady said...

Love today's card Sue. So clean and simple, but the bow adds something to stop it being just that. Congrats to Maurine, I am dead envious, as usual.

When are we going to see you back on our C&C?

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty . love Jean Z xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
You are indeed a clever lady, everything works together! The camelia flowers are so useful and I have already used them loads.
Thank you for sharing :-)
Lorna D

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Clean, simple but oh so classy! The Itty Bitty bow and the touch of red finishes it off perfectly.
Congratulations Maureen enjoy Sue's stunning creation.
Hugs to all who need them and hope your days soon get better.

Love Sheila xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful clean and simple card, love it especially all the tiny camellia flowers. Congratulations Maureen on winning Sues card , enjoy
Barbiepinkfairy, thanks for letting us know about Norah
Special hugs to Cheryl

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Paula said...

So beautifully elegant Sue, I love that card.

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Just love this card, different to your usual style, Sue, but really elegant in its simplicity. My lovely husband bought me the Camellias die for our anniversary, will have to ask him to get me the embossing folder for Christmas! Love and Hugs to all, Judy M

camelot67 said...

Morning Sue from a sunny but very frosty South Yorkshire.

Love today's card - clean and simple works every time for me. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
how lovely. This card sings to me, even though it might appear to be a bit stark at first sight.
Hugs, Rose

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely clean card today, love it. Love the little bow.
Congratulations to today's card winner.
Take care Jess. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the clean and simple look. The cute little flowers fit beautifully in the embossed flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations Maureen.
Hugs all round.

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue .... Happy crafting and have a nice weekend ...x

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, so sophisticated and wouldn't take too long to make I would imagine.

Congrats to the Wednesday card giveaway Winner.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, so clean and crisp. It really showcases the embossing folder and the bow finishes everything to perfection! Gx

Saba said...

Good Morning Sue
What a beautiful , beautiful card. The design and simplicity is absolutely stunning. I will definitely be using this design over and over again. Thank you so much for your amazing inspiration,

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful elegant and simple
card love it. Congrats. Maureen lucky
Nancyd xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a clean card, just beautiful, I love white cards, well been spending this morning with Julia got some lovely bargains, crafty hugs Julie xxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, so simple but very elegant.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous CAS card Sue, love the simplicity of it all.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I do like this card a lot.
Evis M.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. It does not look to me like a simple card. Your bow sets it off beautifully. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

IVY Cheong said...

Such a pretty card. Love it.


Ivy l xx

Craftycatty said...

Beautifully simple card, if I were to receive this from a friend I would be delighted. Must go and see what I have to adapt this version as I do not have all of the items required to make card. Thanks

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
I love the clean and simple design of today's card, I guess stamping the sentiment first is the vest idea, I sometimes struggle to get a perfect stamped image and I would be too afraid that I would mess the whole card by adding it at the end! Anyone would think you had planned the fact that your gorgeous Camelia flowers fit perfectly into the embossing folder design! Genius, that's what you are!
I have this die set and love It and I can't wait to see all the amazing things you do with it! Xxxxxx
Janet, how was baking day? I bet your house still smells divine and festive, I do think you are slightly Bonkers though for attempting Meadowhall on s Saturday this close to Christmas, but I love your wwstrategy, we used to go to Meadowhall for Christmas shopping when we lived in Lincolnshire and the first thing we did was go for a hot chocolate to give us an energy boost to get us started, have fun Janet xxcxxx
Cheryl, you are such an amazing lady, despite the trauma your body is going through , you are so positive and 'up beat' about the whole treatment thing! Please take it easy, I can't wait for it all to be over so you can get on and live your life to the fullest! Stay strong my lovely friend, sending you big, comforting hugs xxxxxx
Congratulations to Maureen xxxx
Norah, huge hugs in kilts are on their way to cheer you up, it's a tricky time of year, especially when you are missing someone very dear to you, come back soon, we are all missing you xxxx
Right I need to get myself to my craft room or I will not have a card for my Blog tomorrow and I am determined to have one up everyday for Christmas inspiration!
Huge hugs to: Margaret, Myra, Lynne, Lynda, Hazel, Julie, Steph, Barbie, Theresa,Tandy,Brenda, wheelybad, Frances, June, Cameeli, Tina, and all of our fellow Wilsonette family members!
Sandra xxxxx

Hellma said...

fantastic cas card Sue

Cazzie D said...

Good morning Sue. What cute little card. How clever that the flower is a perfect match to the embossing folder; ingenious! Caz x

Kate's Cards said...

Love it!

SusanP, Kent said...

Love the simplicity of this. I have to admit that I'm less and less inclined to go for lots of embellishments. Your dies and embossing folders speak for themselves (plus- I'm useless at bows and making flowers)!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card. So fresh looking. I think this is a stunner. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Simply love this card today Sue, just beautiful. Must admit to being very surprised when I clicked on your blog and saw the simplicity of it, but it is just stunning.This is my favourite style of card from you.

SHARICA said...

Oh this is so pretty :)

Vie Carter said...

A very pretty card


CraftyJo said...

Very pretty - I even like the bow! ;)

Anonymous said...

Sue: A beautiful and simplistic card. That's what cardmaking is all about - changing one's style from multi adornments to simple and clean. I like the idea of changing things up so one's style of cardmaking doesn't remain dull and boring. Thanks for your wonderful style and great videos.

Denise said...

Good morning Sue. Two words, Simple, stunning.

What else can be said.
Denise (mini)

Anonymous said...

Sue: A beautiful and simplistic card. That's what cardmaking is all about - changing one's style from multi adornments to simple and clean. I like the idea of changing things up so one's style of cardmaking doesn't remain dull and boring. Thanks for your wonderful style and great videos.

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue love it thank you congrats to the lucky winner love to all
June xxxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue and all.

I really like the effect of the piercing with the red mat behind, I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card the dainty flowers fit perfectly above the embossed card - it's like a marriage made in heaven!
You really make us open our eyes and show us what is not always obvious. Thank you.

Congratulations Maureen - you have won at beautiful card .
Thank you Sue for all your inspiration. Hope you have a great weekend, love Brenda xxx

Dear Norah, sending you love and prayers and hoping you will feel strong enough to come back soon xx

Cheryl, Don't be surprised if this tiredness stays with you for a while after you have finished your treatments just listen to your body and take life a day at a time. Keep that positive attitude you've been displaying and your lovely cheery personality and you will get through. My Macmillan nurse told me to focus on something I was looking forward to in the future. It certainly helped LOL

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous card here again Sue, sooo beautiful.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love the simplicity of this beautiful card. Congrats to Maureen for winning the card giveaway. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jill Liddle said...

A lovely crisp and clean design today.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the way you have used the bow on here.

Susan White said...

So simple, but really effective! I'll have to see which dies and embossing folder that I have already that would do something similar. Love it!!! Susan x

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue. Just love this card. Clean and crisp. The red ribbon is a lovely finishing touch. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs. Jan.xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for a rather different 'Sue Card' today. It is a beauty and I particularly liked how you used the stripe to showcase the pretty bow! Genius! Thank you once again.

Maureen - many congratulations , you have won a lovely card. Enjoy!
Steph - you probably won't thank me for this but as I read your comment today it brought a lump to my throat. You are so upbeat and yet suffer so much! I'm always rushing about and being told off for not wearing a coat or scarf etc. You are unable to go out because of your pain and the cold. Sending you hugs and hope the winter will not be a bad one. Keep warm and toasty. X
Barbie - phew! Your crafty goodies sound beautiful. Thanks so much for the news about Norah x
Janet - hope you have a lovely day despite the crowds!
Norah - just in case you pop by - sending lots of love - we miss you so much. xx
Cheryl - lovely to have you back - half way there - just take it easy and rest. Sending love to you too. xx
Just because it's Saturday,
Sending love to all the above as well as Alison, TOB Theresa, Julie, Anne, Tandy , Lynda, Lynne, Lindsay - miss you , Wheely Bad, Brenda, Sheila, Pam and Robbie, Rory, Sandra , Mrs B and Pat , Margaret, Tres and Tina.
Not forgetting Sue and everyone else.
Love Myra xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today & definitely 'Less Is More' really works & with just that splash of colour is perfect.
A card for so many occasions as 'Just Because' can mean many different things to each person.
Love it, beautiful & elegant.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Janette MacArthur said...

So simplistic and yet so beautiful!
Janette x

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Just because card is marvelous! I love your bows they are the best and the flowers are so cute .
Thank you

Dawn Holben said...

Very different but very pretty.
I really like it.

hazel young said...

beautiful card Sue xx hazel

C A W said...

So pretty, the embossing folder and the flower toppings very striking.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. Sometimes you can't beat a clean and simple card. I really like it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
This card is fabulous, I love the clean lines in this.
Gail Cx

Karen Drew said...

Wow i love the simplicity of it but it sure makes a statement
Karen xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Don't know how you keep coming up with these lovely ideas. I just love it . SueL x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely clean and simple card and I love the little pop of red, beautiful.

Congratulations Maureen on being the Wednesday Winner. I will admit it, I am jealous as I love that card. I'm sure it will have a good home with you though.

Hope everyone is keeping warm and dry today and having a good week-end.

terrie said...

Congrats to the winner...enjoy your prize..
Your card is clean and simple but with the punch of red for the border and bow it makes your card stunning...
Well done Sue

Tandy said...

HI Sue
A truly elegant card thank you for sharing all your wonderful cards. Congratulations to Maureen. Cheryl nice to hear from you take it easy and rest whenever you need to. Barbiepink fairy thanks for news on Norah. Norah if you pop in I hope you feel stronger soon sending you special uplifting hugs. Love and hugs to all.

Maureen Killen said...

Well Sue, and all the ladies,
It's not often I'm so excited that I'm speechless, but you've managed it!!
Christmas has come early in the Killen household, thank you so much, and thank you to all the kind ladies who have congratulated me.
There I was, feeling sorry for myself as I'm not too grand today - then I saw my name as a winner. Had to get George to check because I couldn't believe it.
Then I read Cheryl's comments and thought to myself "what have I got to moan about". Cheryl, I hope you soon feel so much better.
Then I read Alimecca's comment about Barrie!!!! How funny was that - sex change indeed.
Isn't this blog wonderful in that it cheers you up, has people rooting for you and Sue's wonderful inspiration?

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. love to Norah xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely crisp, clean card today. I always love your white on white cards but this one with the little flash of colour in the bow and ribbon is just too cute for words :). As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Oops, I've no idea why I managed to post as Anonymous lol.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Oh my this is definitely my sort of card. Love the little flowers with their dainty little pearls. And what a super bow. Gorgeous. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Laura O' Connor said...

Sue this is a lovely clean simple styled card .Laura O

Janice K said...

A super design, crisp and clean, very effective. x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue,love this card sad about the spelling mistake though, it should read just because Ros. Lol
X Ros

Darlene4527 said...

It may be clean and simple but sure is pretty!

Swiftycrafter said...

Just the kind of card I love, thanks Sue it's beautiful.
Lynne x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,I love today's card,that red is so rich.
Congrats Maureen ,you are in for a treat when you have the card in your hand

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

A simple and beautiful clean crisp card today , love the EB folder and the camellia centre flowers . Just lovely. Hugs Sue xx.

Congrats to Maureen

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L, Lynda and all our wilsonettes . Keep warm !! All

Sandy H said...

Oh so pretty. Definitely a card where less is more. Yet another embossing folder to add to the wish list.
Congratulations Maureen.
Take care everyone.

nannapat said...

Love the embossed background, what a pretty folder. Gorgeously clean and simple design - perfect! Pat x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well this is an unusual card for you today but I really love it !! The background EF looks great but adding a little Camelia flower to each embossed flower just brings this card to life !! I agree with one of the other crafters who said that making each Camelia flower in red to match the matting card and the bow would look beautiful !! I love the Classic and Dotty Itty Bitty Bow it is such a lovely embellishment to add to a card and it looks great on this card with the stripe you have made to. This is a really beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing it.
Sending you lots of love and hugs today Sue love from Tres x x x

Norah, I hope you are ok. Please take it easy and give yourself plenty of time to recover. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Cheryl, You are doing great !! Just keep going and you will eventually get to where you want to be in your life !! Don't give up, you are so strong. Sending you lots of love and hugs today love from Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, take care everyone. Sending you all lots of love and hugs today love from Tres x x x

scrAPpamondo said...

Love this CAS, has a stunning effect!

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone, yap you have really given us a different kind of card today Sue.Very nice and so sweet with that little bow. How I wish we were still doing c presents at times when I see all your new dies because i like plenty more but we stopped years ago so can't really ask santa for them,hmm'the husband'....
Congrats Maureen to your win!

Hope you had a good shopping day Janet and not to long waiting at the tills.
Cheryl-you take it slowly.It amazing me to read how you coping with everything,stay strong. Gentle hugs to you.
Barbipinkfairy-you never stop :-) do you think you could send some energy my way,just a little would do.
Norah-take care,Hugs
To all lovely ladies on Sue's blog

Warm hugs to one and all Maria x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous cas card, different for you but I love it! Hugs Carole Z xx

barbara macaskill said...

It may be clean and simple but it has a HUGE WOW factor!! LOVE it!! TFS!

Theresa Pace said...

very cas for you Sue. pretty and cute, hugs xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Simply beautiful card today, love its classic simplicity

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely elegant card, the little strip of colour really makes it. Love it.
Di x

lyndas craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes,
Wow a truly gorgeous card Sue such clean lines with that pop of red just love how you have put the tiny Cameila closed petal flowers onto the Embossing folder & the itty bitty bow.just gorgeous. I'm lucky enough to have the folder & flowers so will try this card.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Maureen Congratulations on winning Wednesdays card you will love it I did mine enjoy Hugs Lynda xx

Norah your in my thoughts take care miss you lovely lady Hugs Lynda xx

Cheryl stay strong your doing so well sleep when you need too your an amazing lady Gentle Hugs coming your way. Love Lynda xx

Lynne M,hope your ok missing you Love Lynda xx

Big Hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D Sheila G,Hazel,Maria A,Myra P,Wheelybad & Billy,Yorkielass,Lindsay,Tina E,Tres,Tandy and all the blog family sending you all Hugs Lynda xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Evening Sue, a beautiful card, sometimes clean and simple says it all.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a truly beautiful card, so pure & simple!! Just stunning!!!

AnneRD said...

A really effective use of embossing folder and the flower die Sue. Very pretty, Anne x

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue a simple, neat card today. The dies, as you said, do fit the embossing folder well, but this isn't one of my favourite EB's.

My new Camelia and Lyra Dies arrived in the post today, thanks to the brilliant service provided by Ben and staff at SET H'Fordwest, Yay !!!

Hugs to everyone,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I absolutely love the stylish simplicity of this design.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
What a delightful card and what a lovely idea.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way that the flowers are a perfect fit for the embossed background.They add to the texture.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful sophisticated card, very elegant. I love it

Norah, sending you big energizing hugs. XOX from your angels, thinking of you X

Hi Cheryl. I'm not surprised you are worn out with all that traveling. My daughters maid of honor of this year has been going through chemo and radiotherapy for the past 6 weeks. It has wiped her out big time, She is doing fantastically well. she also has a long way to travel and it makes her very tired. She finishes her treatment on the 11th Dec and she has the same positive attitude as you. I might not have been on the blog everyday, but you have been in my thoughts. XX

kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really lovely card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card so fresh looking .
Elaine H X
Congrats to the winner .

Ivonka said...

This is sooooo cute! It's given me some good ideas! Yx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, out all of yesterday hence this late message, but was too lovely to miss. I like this so much I will have to go out and by both , folder and die, just so I can make this beautiful card. Many thanks.
X Ros

Denise Hancock said...

Missed this yesterday. Love the simple lines of this card
Denise X

Jill Berg said...

Loving the embossing folder - makes for such a simple but effective card

Jeannie Butt said...

This card is so pretty i had to order the daisy tiers embossing folder, i can't wait for it to come.
Jeannie Newton

JenRey said...

That little bow is adorable!