Monday, 8 December 2014

Thinking Of You

 Hello all!  I almost forgot about this card that I showed as a demo on my last shows.  It is another card showing off the extreme distressing technique that I featured in the Simply Papercrafts magazine column that I do bimonthly.  There are two cards in the magazine this month which highlight this lovely technique.  I started this card by cutting the French Collection background in coconut white card.  I glued it to periwinkle card and trimmed the edges very close all the way around.This gave me the perimeters for my extreme distressing.  I tore the first piece very tightly around the frame, then did a second slightly larger hand torn piece.  I used the blade edge of the scissors to further distress the edges on both pieces.  Then I rolled the edges in several spots to complete the look.  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with the centre oval to the background die.  I inked it very lightly with Stormy Sky distress ink before removing it from the die.  I made several different sized flowers from both sets of the Delicate Daisies, using blue card for the base and giving them a white edge.  In each of the petals, I used Cosmic Lacquer and allowed them to dry overnight before assembling the flowers.  I tied a white messy bow and added it to the left side, topped with a flower.  I added two more smaller flowers in the opposite side for balance.  The card was then finished with a white pierced mat layer, a periwinkle mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Awesome card Sue, just lovely.
Hugs all round x

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful card Sue. Great ideas.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful card today, your are so clever.

Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, love the periwinkle blue and white, the French Collection background is a definite favourite,

Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue Thank you another beautiful card, I remember the demo. Take care Kitty wrap up warm every one it is nippy out there today Kitty

Anonymous said...

A lovely card, Sue, but still not too sure about the distressed edges on other than shabby chic. Bit OCD about uniformity!
Should have said yesterday - congrats on your 5200 followers, just wonder why more don't comment, it's very odd. However, lots of new names quickly becoming familiar friends and that's really good.

'P' in Wales

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I remember this card being demonstrated on C&C, it is beautiful, love the flowers too. Love Jean xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Love this card the colour combo great thankyou tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Good.morning all hope you all enjoyed the week- end. Sue another beautiful card the French background is lovely. JJx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
I Loved This Awesome Card When You Showed Us On Create And Craft, The Distressing Is Fantastic, I Assure You If I Did This It Wouldn't Come Out Like This Your Distressing Looks Even Quite Neat Mine Would Be A Mess!!!!!
I Love The stunning French Background But Then I Love Them All, I Really Love The Clean Sharp Crisp Colour Of The Coconut White And The Periwinkle It Looks So Fresh, Another Of My Favourite Dies The Delicate Daises There Just Truly Stunning Dies I Love Using Mine.
Sue Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I So Much Appreciate It As I'm Sure Everyone Else Does.
Thank You For The Tips And Techniques You Bring To Us, And Thank You For The Fabulous Photography Shots I Use Them All The Time.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Follow Our Sue's Wonderful Blog, Great News Now At 5,200
Wishing Yyou All Well

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, really pretty but I am not sure whether if I tried it it would just look rough around the edges ather than designer like your stunning card

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the background die and the flowers.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs
Love Tina :-) x x x x x x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, in my favourite colour, to start the week. I love it all. I'm not usually a big fan of distressing but your edges looks great, I wish mine would, when I try it looks like a two year old having a tantrum has got hold of it! Oh well, will just have to spend more time crafting so that I can keep on trying. What a shame, haha : )
Norah, you are in my thoughts, missing you.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Loving this style of card.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is super, I love the distressed edges, so different, great colour combo and dies. Take care all. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the card but personally prefer your straight matting and layering and I'm in awe of your pierced edges as mine are always wonky! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Simply exquisite and delicate!!
Love flowers they really ping off the card!!

Its very cold out so take care everyone and have a nice day.
Cameeli xxx

Mrs B said...

I forgot to wish Nana Tina good luck with your op today. Take care x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - tres chic - love it. Only one more Ccard to do for hubby - so getting there!
Clare W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Not keen on the distressing on such an elegant card but love the rest of it.
Have a great day.
Ang x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Beautiful card and gorgeous colour combinations. Just love the distressed look round the edges. I thought I had finished all my cards, but realised I still need a few more. X

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue as always,you have wonderful idea`s,thank you, Linda x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card! I have just got this die so I can have a go at making this!
Gail Cx

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PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card just not sure about the distressing part.


barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful card. Love it!

Hope all are well, Cheryl hope your treatment goes ok this week. Gail hope your husband is doing ok, Norah hope you feeling a but better.

See you all soon xxx

lilian said...

Hi All, love everything about the card, but not those edges. Best wishes alll. Lilian

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the contrast of the distressing with the rest of the card. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

carol quinn said...

really pretty one, love these flowers

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card. Never tried the distress edging before but i will have ago after i make my sisters birthday card which is one of your blogs last week. The colours are gorgeous as well as the daisy flowers. Hope you had a lovely weekend with family and friends.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Julie Elli said...

Stunning. The torn edge looks like lace. Big hug
Julie E

Caroljsmith said...

What a beautiful card sue love the way you have distressed the edges must try this.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I just love this French background die. It's definitely my favourite. Very pretty flowers too. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs all round.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love this card and all your wonderful techniques
Pat x

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card and I love your distressed look.

nattyboots said...

A card full of gorgeousness ,i love it
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great card, I love the periwinkle blue and the distressed edges look like lace, very pretty.

Love Rosemarie xx

Glennis said...

Stunning card Sue - as always!

Jill Berg said...

Love the colour and the textured background

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. I too remember this demo the last time you were on our screens, you needed to 'tweek' it a little more so they showed the goodies available to tempt us so you could carry on tweeking (good job I didnt get my tweek mixed up with my twerk or we'd have our Sue Wilson twerking and not tweeking) imagin that Sue - having a twerk inbetween demo's : )
Like Mrs B, if I dare even to attempt this kind of distressing it would look like id got an old piece of scrap card that had been dog eared, so its not a technique I will try, it would be an insult to your tutorial! Its a stunning card to start our week.
Im supporting Sam and asking people that pop in to look at Sue's beautiful cards to spare a few seconds to comment, I know life is busy but if only you were to say "beautiful" it takes seconds (everyone has a few seconds to spare) !! Not only does it show support for all Sue's hard work, its good manners to say thank you foe something you enjoy and get pleasure from. The numbers rise to over 250 on launch week and the day after it falls, and its not fair to Sue. So please have some thought and consideration for Sue and all her hard work and say "hi" and join the fun and support we all love here.
On that note, to our friends receiving treatement or having surgery Im thinking of you and sending warm gentle hugs.
Stay warm and safe today.
Love you and sorry (maybe not) for my rant !
Lancashire Steph xx

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Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today and yes the distressed edge looks fantastic. On mine it would just look tatty! Hopefully Santa has found the French background and will deliver it at Christmas . Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, love those flowers!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card I love the periwinkle blue it is so pretty.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue. I made a slightly altered version of your last video post for a birthday card yesterday - I used the custard card instead of white and I substituted the faux quilled flowers as I don't own the other flowers yet - it looks lovely. I don't know how I would make cards without you as you are a continuing source of inspiration for me. Thank you and have a great week. x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I have to say I love your colours for today's gift. I also love your focal piece but it's the torn pieces that give me the shivers. I have tried a few times to step outside my little box and use the shabby chic system but always finish taking every apart and doing a nice smooth edge. Perhaps one day I might just manage it.

Sandra - I popped into your Blog yesterday. I love your Christmas Roses. It was so appropriate for me as 7th Dec is my middle Grandchild's birthday. She would have been 27 yesterday. We lost her when she was 4. We always put the Christmas Tree up on her birthday and we have carried on doing so. There were lots of phone calls to each other reporting in when the tree was up and finished

Norah - sending you hugs to you and yours. Hope to see you return soon.

It's dull, damp and cold here this morning and I have the biggest 'to do' list this week it's ridiculous. So had better get going and finish off my sets for tomorrow's Knit and Natter as it's my turn to demo and I've only done three out of eight!!

To all under the weather hoping you feel better soon. To everyone please wrap up warm if going outside. Take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Beautiful card today!
Love Marg

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. A simply stunning card today. Thanks for sharing. Caz x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This tatty torn look is GORGEOUS!!!
It is the best technique for a proper distressed look. :-)
Lorna D

DMJ said...

What a stunning card, I love that blue coloured card, too!!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I'm not a lover of torn paper but have to admit this looks amazing and would easily grace a wall hanging. A beautiful card. Best wishes

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, definatly got the wow factor.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

TOB said...

Love the colour and composition of this card, really gorgeous, and as always a lovely bow with simply beautiful flowers.
Hugs to all having to see drs, hosp or just feeling low.
Take Care love Theresa xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Not a huge fan of the distressed edges much prefer nice clean lines.
Love the rest of the card, the flowers are one of my favourites not tried to glaze them yet.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,

must try this for myself - those torn edges put me in mind of broderie anglaise handkerchiefs...and the French Background is already on my Santa list...


heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I remember showing this distress look and have used it a few times. The card is so nice in white and blue so fresh looking. Thank you for all the ideas you show us. Hugs Heather x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card, love the colours and layout.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

karenlotty said...

Uncertain if I like the torn edges on this beautiful pretty card Saying that it is a very clever effect Sonehow yours looks controlled and pretty Mine look an absolute mess and usually end up in the bin!

Lacelady said...

Such a pretty card, but I know that I wouldn't get that distressing as pretty as you have. But I do have both daisy dies now, so I could try it.

Rosie said...

Another gorgeous card, Sue. I do love the colour combination and the dies

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card love this die and the flowers are
some of my favourites at the moment.
Nancyd xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, The card looks lovely . it would look a mess if I did it. Love Jean z xx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue

vinita jain said...

Such a nice way you distressed the edges, awesome card sue! Great idea!

Jan.moogie said...

Well what a stunning card today Sue and I love the torn edges as I am into the distressed look, (not very good at it though). Thanks for sharing.xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card again, my favourite colour. Your distress edges are great, looks a bit like lace I think. The card looks very familiar, did you do a similar one a few weeks ago?

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the gorgeous daisies. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

val jones said...

Unbelievably beautiful Sue. Just LOVE this card.
Love Val in Spain x

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing card here again Sue, so beautiful and so elegant as usual.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card ,hugs sarah xx

hollyberry said...

Another gorgeous card.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Oh my word, this is beautiful, but again like some of the other ladies, when I try shabby chic, it just looks a shabby mess. I'll have another go when I get back from volunteering at school this afternoon (or this morning if I get my housework done).
Janet - hugs and love.
Steph - rant away, does you good!
I hope everyone who is ill, having treatment, lonely or is just down in the dumps has the best day that they can. xx
Oh dear, I've just spotted the dreaded "prove you're not a robot" sign underneath this - here goes xx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

My absolute favourite style of cards, shabby. Stunning and love it. Have this dies and going to replica it :-). Thank you for the inspiration.


Ivy L xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, loving this distressed look, the card is beautiful.
Take care everyone, wrap up warm if out Christmas shopping.
Off to prove not a robot! At least it is just numbers and not squiggly letters.
Jess x.

Janette MacArthur said...

Another winner - though must admit I'm not good at the shabby chic - perhaps will try again!!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love this card, loved watching you make it on the show and have now got the dies to make my flowers like yours - love them
Carol x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love, love this card. The extreme distress edges are just out of this world - I'm never brave enough so mine just look yukky.
Hugs, Rose

Saba said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card, I love the distressed edges and one day might pluck up the courage to try it. It doesn't matter what you do, your cards are always fabulous. You are one talented lady.

Janet, your post had me shedding a tear. I have two 4 year old grandchildren and cannot begin to imagine your pain. What a beautiful way to commemorate your granddaughter's birthday. Special hugs for you Saba.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Love the background on the top of my wish list.


C A W said...

At first look I thought you had used fabric, what an effect. Lovely card.

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card again, Sue, but I can never get a distressed edge to look good
Janice W

C A W said...

At first look I thought you had used fabric, what an effect. Lovely card.

Kate's Cards said...

Love the flowers.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
never thought that a card with distressed edges could look so elegant... really beautiful...
Rolf xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Stunning have a nice day and happy crafting ...x

camelot67 said...

Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card on this cold and frosty morning - I love the script used on the stamp. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very pretty card Sue, those flowers are gorgeous
Hugs Julie x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a beautiful card,
lovely colour and love the distressed edges.
Hugs to all who need them.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
A really nice card.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely card - I love the colour. The flowers also look very different with the lacquer over them - must remember to try that. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Love the colours you have used. Sending daily hugs to all in need of a hug today.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I do like your distressed edges, mine however would look a right mess, and I love the flowers!
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. To me the distressed edges have a cancan petticoat look, vey pretty.

scrAPpamondo said...

Absolutely gorgous card and fabulous technique!Thanks for teaching it!

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love everything about the card "except" to distressing.
Maybe it's because we are always used to "perfection" with your creations. To me this looks a bit tired.
Have a wonderful day

Patricia xxxn

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card again today. Love it. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Tandy said...

HI Sue
Lovely card but not one I will be trying as it would just look messy. Steph I agree with your rant. I know sometimes we are not all able to leave a message for various reasons but if able you should. Norah hope you are feeling a bit stronger every day sending you uplifting hugs. Love and hugs to all.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, your card is beautiful but I know that if I tried this it would look like something the cat had thrown up :-) If I were to do this I think I would use real lace to replace the torn paper.

Quite a lot of snow on the hills today but it is nice and bright and sunny so hopefully it will stay there and not come down on us.

CraftyJo said...

I do like that background die :)

Vie Carter said...

Just lovely card today, love the coconut white and periwinkle


Paula said...

I remember when you showed that card Sue. It's nice to revisit it on the blog and see all the detail up close and personal.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, and all the Wilsonettes, had to look twice as I thought my eyes deceived me. I didn't see the demo, so I was quite a shock to me. Now I've had a proper look I really like it. It reminds me of Les Dawson, who used to play the piano badly but he was a true Pianist. I hope that makes sense.

Swiftycrafter said...

Sensational card Sue, I love the distressing, it's amazing, the periwinkle blue is gorgeous.
Lynne x

June Horrocks said...

I remember this card also it's beautiful sue love the colour I remembered it from create and craft thank you sue love to all June xxxxxxx

nannapat said...

Love this technique and love your card Sue. I have the background die and it is so pretty & cuts beautifully. Pat x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I do love this card, and i have put that die on my wish list, i do have the daisy's and they are lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

dragonswing said...

Love the blue color and the intricate design of the background die. So pretty!

Susan White said...

Really clever to add the gloss to the flowers - makes them look almost glass like. Thanks, Susan x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue and all

Lovely card, I really like the colour and love the daisies.

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,normally like clean edges but this is a fab card ,Laura O

Beth T said...

Another day and another beautiful card!
Love the colors and the gloss on the flowers.

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card! I don't usually like distressed edges but when you do it, you make it look like cloth layers. Very cool effect.

Elaine said...

Another stunning card xx

terrie said...

Beautiful card and the torn edge makes this card just awesome.
Well done Sue

Theresa said...

Today's card is another stunner and the one I will be trying out i love it
your inspiration continues to inspire others thank you
Take Care
Love Theresa xx

greendragon said...

Beautiful card in beautiful colour. Really like the distressed edge technique. Still loving those flowers!

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and all. Beautiful card,nice colours and I like the shabby chic,distress edges. You made me giggle about your experiences making the ripped edges,have not made many but nothing like what a cat brings up :-)

Sunny day but ooh so cold wind,heating will have to come on earlier today I me think.

You all take care,wrap up warm and many Hugs to my wilsonette friends
Maria x

CHERYL brown said...

Beautifier card. I cannot get my distressing to look as elegant as yours! lol But I will keep trying.
Heartfelt hugs to Janet, losing your beloved granddaughter at so young an age, I ca't imagine the pain you went through.
Norah, please take strength from those of us out here who enjoy your blogs. I sincerely hope you will be up to it again in due course.
Well said Sam, and Steph on your little rant, you made me chuckle. I have also noticed that 'fairweather' friends only comment when there is something on offer. Sue puts herself out so much for us with her generous prizes that it would be lovely if the numbers of comments increase every day. As you said, a few seconds is all it takes.
Another horrendous traffic jam journey today, I was late for my appointment but luckily as I am first one in, and they know how long it takes for my various drivers to get there, they were so cheerful and welcoming when I did appear. Downside was I had to wait 1 3/4 hours before he could take me home, (as he had to go and get other patients), which didn't do my agrophobia and anxiety levels any favours. Upshot, I am still here.
For anybody in need, please help yourself to an extra big hug today form my basket.
Cheryl xxx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, great card! Love these daisies, they're on my Christmas list. Love the background too. As I make mainly 6x6 cards I'm hoping for more 6x6 backgrounds in a future die release. Gx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
A lovely card but like some others the tattered edges are not for me, I like everything neat and tidy.

Thinking of you Norah

Up here in the chilly North we have had more snow showers and gales are forecast later so take care everyone.

Margaret corgi owner

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely delicate colour. Thank you. Xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

My favourite blue so that gets top marks for starters, I love the whole look of this though, for me I'd distress my cheaper cardstock or papers instead of my lovely foundations cardstock!

Apologies for my absence, 3 weeks of constant neck spasm is not shortening the 'need to do' list. Wish local council hadn't chosen 5-6 weeks before Christmas to send out forms that need 'evidence' sent in with them on top of everything I hadn't done anyway! Will try to be back tomorrow but will depend how tired I am after today's paperwork. Can I postpone Christmas for a month, please?!

Norah , I hope you're ok, Extra special hugs x

Big warm hugs to everyone, especially if you need them.

Happy Crafting,

T x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and the blue colour is beautiful.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card!!
Hugs Sam

barbara macaskill said...

I love the ruffled look of the layered papers! Absolutely stunning effect and the card is divine! TFS!

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card
Denise X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, I do love those flowers

craftynanna said...

A wonderful card Sue, i have never been brave enough to try the tearing method but this looks so beautiful i must give it a try. i have the background die but not the flowers but i will remedy that immediately as it was my birthday on dec 1st and everyone gave me the money for my dies,
I am still on the robot thingy and it will not let me post until i do it, love to all johanna

Janice K said...

Loving the effect of the extreme distressing!! A stunning card.x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Yet another elegant and classy card. The effect is stunning and its difficult not to love this one.

Txcowgirl said...

Thank you Sue for adding beauty to my life.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, but like others have said, not such a big fan of the distressed edges - especially if I'm the one doing the distressing! Then it really is in distress!
Wheely, hope you're feeling better soon. Norah, hope to see you again soon - we are all here for you. Nana Tina, hope op was a success. Cheryl hope treatment wasn't too bad. Managed to make 20 cards today and now just have my special ones to do, plus two 50th birthday cards for next week and then stupidly decided to make a couple of friends a pack of 10 birthday cards each as a Christmas present! I must be blooming stupid! Anyway you have given me lots of inspiration on the blog - I can feel Lyra coming out to play! Love and hugs to all especially those in pain, or eeling low . Love Alison xxxx
Ps Steph I wholeheartedly agree with your rant!
Just need to prove I'm not a robot now!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love the gentleness of this card.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

AnneRD said...

Love the distressed edges, true shabby chic. Anne x

Joanna Dickson said...

One word. Gorgeous xx

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers.

Brooke Bont said...

Wonderful card love the colors and ideas. The ideas have been a great insperation for cards fro Christmas for me this year

Angela Wade said...

Simply gorgeous, Sue. Love everything about this card.
Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Hugs to all,

Angela in S.Wales Xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, that card alone made me buy the French collection and I also bought both sets of the delicate daisies. Stunning work Sue, I love that technique with the edges x x x

liz spooner said...

What a stunning card Sue as always love the colours. Liz Spooner.xx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Card! I saw you demo this one and bought the French die background but haven't tried to make this card yet, your paper tearing looks like frills around the card, I'm sure mine won't look quite the same! Also love your porcelain flowers!
Thinking of you Norah, Tina, Wheelybad and Cheryl and sending gentle hugs xo
Well said L Sue!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
A bit late today! Lovely card - but as others have said - when I try it I am the one distressed , if not devastated!
I love those flowers.
Sue , I had a Christmas card making blitz on Saturday/ Sunday . Thanks to you I am the happiest I have ever been with my cards. My husband, who does not gush! - said - you'd pay a fortune for these in a shop. I was quite gratified. Thank you my friend for all your help.
Steph - this may shock you - I totally agree with your rant! Keep warm. x
Cheryl - What a day - you are such a positive lady - returning your hugs! Take care.x
Made cards with my Monday children today! Less is more is a hard lesson to learn when you are under 12 yrs old!
Wednesday I've got a Christmas floral demo to do - why do we take so much on in December?
Janet - just sending love and hugs to you too! x
Wheely - great to hear from you - take care. x
Norah - you are a special lady. Sending special hugs! x
Love to all on this rather chilly Monday,
Myra xxxxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love this card have tried to do the torn edges they were ok but nowhere near your standard . Love the French background die this is one on my ever growing list , and your flowers are stunning . Hugs Sue xx
Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L , Lynda and all sister wilsonettes .

Jean D xxx

Steph I also agree with your rant !!! Xx

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue, absolutely beautiful hugs Carole Z x

Theresa Pace said...

lovely and delicate. that lacquer sure adds a nice touch, hugs xx

Lesley Cann said...

Really love this card the die the colours and the distressed edges. You are a great inspiration to me.

SusanP, Kent said...

This has a lovely 'shabby' and feminine look. I've never had a happy result with distressed edges, but you are obviously an expert :) I think the Delicate Daisies will be my next purchase they're really pretty like this.

Hazel said...

Beautiful card. But not so keen on the distressed edge, but you can't please us all, and I love the rest of the layout. Sue x

Hazel x

Steph I totally agree with you.. Ok I don't always find time to comment, but do most of the time.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue and I do like the distressed look but like everyone else It never looks right when I do it.
Steph I enjoyed your rant and you are spot on. The numbers will go up when there is a freebie and then drop back down. It only takes a minute to comment.
Norah hurray back we are all missing your stories!!!!!

lyndas craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes,
Love this card it's gorgeous the colour is so pretty my favourite & the French background die. The flowers beautiful.I wish my attempt at disstressing was like yours Sue but sadly no. Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Steph I also totally agree with your rant. Keep warm hugs Lynda xx

Cheryl hope treatment goes well for you this week stay strong thinking of you Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Norah sending gentle Hugs your way love Lynda xx

Janet sending you love & Hugs Lynda xx

Lynne M hope your ok love & Hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Sheila,Jean D,Maria A,Myra P,Wheelybad,TOB Theresa,Tina E,Gail C, Hazel,Cameeli,Pam,Yorkielass,Lindsay,
And Hugs everyone on the best blog. Love Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, not sure about the distress edges though, ( it's only cause my attempts look v-messy)
Marlene O xx

Dawn Holben said...

I absolutely love this card and the technique you use to distress the edges.
I must be brave and have ago , somehow mine will just look a mess though.
The card is absolutely beautiful

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hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue great colours xx hazel

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card, I have these dies and will have a lovely time doing my version of this card.
Love to all, Brenda xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really, really lovely card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card today !! I love the Periwinkle colour card you have used. The French background die looks great. I am not to sure if the distressed edges are really for me. They look lovely but I think I have a sort of thing about nice straight even edges !! Your Daisy dies are gorgeous Sue. I have the open ones but the complete petal dies are on my Christmas wish list. I really need / want both sets together. I love the idea of putting the crystal lacquer on them to make them look like porcelain. They are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.
Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone love from Tres x x x

Sandra said...

Good evening Sue & friends,
Todays card to me resembles a frosty spiders web that you would see early morning! It's gorgeous and I love everything about it.
Janet, thank you for stopping by my blog, glad you like the flowers, your tree tradition and the story that went with it totally touched my heart, bless you lovely lady xxx
Cheryl, glad your treatment went ok, although the transport sounded a nightmare, I bet that stressed you more than any treatment, big hugs coming your way!
Wheely, I am sorry you have been suffering so much for so long, I hope it gets sorted very soon, lovely to hear from you.
Norah, I can't stretch far enough, despite trying, but if I could my arms would give you the most comforting hug! Xxx
Steph, I am totally with you and I gave said it before, no doubt numbers will start peaking near to blog candy draw too! I hate the fact that people take advantage of someone as genuinely kind and caring as Sue!
Well I am off to try and get some sleep, got a fab day tomorrow as Sue (Mrs B) is coming to play! Yay xx
Crafty hugs to each and every one of you,
Sandra xxxx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and luv the distressing - I think there is only you that could still make distressed card look pretty and almost lacy - fab xx GailT xx

Carol from La Crosse said...

BEAUTIFUL card. Love the distressing. It adds so much to the card! A whole different look. Everything about the card is SPECTACULAR!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Darlene4527 said...

Lovely card, Sue!

Sandy H said...

Lovely card, beautiful flowers. Even your extreme distressing looks pretty.
Take care everyone.

Margaret said...

Beautiful card the flowers truly look like china.
Margaret M

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautul card. love the flower and the background.

Jeannie Butt said...

Hi Sue beautiful card once again just lovely.
Jeanie Newton

Hellma said...

I absolutely love it,

JenRey said...

Simply gorgeous!

DeCor said...

A Wonderful card again. Was going to wrap pressies and put up tree. Now going to make a card using your tips. Thank you for all your great ideas and instructions.

Vick said...

Hi Sue & all the other Wilsonettes, I've not been too good this week so I am late with all my comments but I hope you can forgive me Sue. Love the shabby chic look to today's card I do love that technique and have done it for years with card and inked edges but never done it until recently with light colours without the ink to get that SC look, but I have now, with lilac and cream and it looks stunning if I must say so myself, so thanks for turning me onto this way too Sue, hugs, Vick xxx &
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DeCor said...

Just had a birthday and love this lots, so although I don't have the exact dies, I can see how I can adapt one of your other sets that I got for my birthday. Will try to make thank you cards using this beautiful design. Thank you again for all your inspriation.