Monday, 1 December 2014

You Made My Day

 Hello to all!  I had a little play with some of the new release dies for today's offering!  I selected a piece of decorative paper from my stash for the background.  I covered it with a piece of sticky adhesive paper and then coated it with micro beads (yes, it has been awhile and I was going through withdrawals!)  I cut two of the New York borders out of milk coloured card and glued them to the top and bottom edges of the background.  I added some 3mm and 5mm cream pearls to the edges of the borders too.  For my focal element, I cut the Copenhagen and the Stockholm dies in milk card.  I layered them up but I cut the Copenhagen in half and moved the pieces outward a bit.  I stamped my sentiment in Blue-Violet Achival ink and cut it out with the inside dies in the Copenhagen set, but using the cutting edge from the Stockholm set.  I added a mat layer from the Stockholm set as well.  I tied a messy bow out of mauve seam binding and attached it with glue dots.  I made a flower out of the Camellia open petal die set and added it over the knot in my bow.  Two matching stick pins were made and added (they look blue in the pic, but they were purplish to match.)  I finished the card with a double milk mat with an inner mat that was wider.  I used the Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA glue on that layer to make dots to frame the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, brightens up a dreary Monday morning.
Hugs to all.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

Such an elegant and luxurious card this morning. Really must have to get Santa to drop a few of the New York collection in my Christmas stocking!! LOL
Have a good day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful stunning card to start the week off with. Again you are. Showing us just how veristile your dies are also that you can extended them easily.. Have a good day. Hazel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, this is a beautiful card a good way to use up papers. Take care everyone Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, New York border so elegant and nice to see microbeads back on one of your pretty papers.
Happy Monday all!

'P' in Wales

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. Your dies are so beautiful. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Vick said...

Good morning Sue,
Yes it has been a while since the microbeads have seen card, lol, and this is absolutely stunning, I would so love to know where you got that beautiful back ground paper, have a lovely week, 1st dec already!!
Vick xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely elegant card - love the colours
Pat x

Rosie said...

Really elegant card today,Sue..

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a beautiful, elegant card today. I love how you've used the dies and also the gorgeous background paper.
I was beginning to worry about the lack of micro beads, it's good to see them back : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue you really are spoiling us. Thank- you. JJ x

Edwina Scotney said...

Good morning Sue, lovely colours and a very pretty girlie card, the border is stunning. Have a good day Edwina

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the colour combo great dies thankyou tracyw x

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning card today Sue. The colours are perfect, thanks for sharing. xx

Olga said...

The card is so stunning! Love the colors)

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Great to see the return of the microbeads, and your dies mix and match so well. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very elegant car Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,,
Very pretty.
Beverley W

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,you amaze me with all your idea`s you have for your dies,thank you, Linda x

auscrafts said...

beautiful card a good way to use up papers

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and bloggers
I hope I have been good this year, I really want some new dies for Xmas, love this card

Muriel x

Julie Elli said...

Very Victorian and regal looking today. Love the Copenhagen die. Beautiful! Big hug.
Julie E

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a very lacy and feminine card. It's so pretty. The micro beads are back, yay!! Love them! Thank you for sharing.
Hugs everyone.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, Another week begins for us all, but who could have Monday morning blue's when we have such a pretty card to greet us ?
The background paper is lovely, I love the way it show's your new dies. Who would have thought a piece of metal could be turned into something so stunning. I maybe repeating myself, but when these dies are cut they are gorgeous but when embossed too, their magnificence shines through, although I have a set or two waiting for me at our shop, Im going to find it SO difficult to prioratise which set to put on the top of my list for my birthday and Christmas, I think I need a square.set but which one ? I need a nice big frame.
To you Sue and all Wilsonettes, I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Thinking of our friends that dont feel w

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A stunning way to get the week started,. Fantastic colour choice.
Amanda xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very pretty card. Looks like its made with lace.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - so pretty and filigree - love it - and that cute flower - A must try this one also!
Clare W

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
How pretty for a Monday morning.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Oops phone crashed !
To those friends that dont feel well im thinking of you and sending gentle hugs. To those popping by, dont forgrt to say Hi, would be lovely of you to join the Parti.
Hugs and love.
Lancashire Steph (the 'unsigned, broken message is also my comment as my phone re-freshed before I had time to sign and send)

carol quinn said...

so beautiful, love the colours

Jill Berg said...

What a very elegant card - so very pretty the new birder die is delightful!

Aspiring crafter said...

Glad to see your micro beads back Sue!

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very elegant.


Glennis said...

A very pretty card, I like the use of microbeads

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very stunning card. Loving the back ground paper and then to top it with the micro beads is lovely. I thought you must have fallen out with them as it seams an age since we last saw them on a card lol. The stick pins are gorgeous. Thank you for showing us how to mix and match your dies. Hope you have a great week.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card to start the week off with! Love the backing paper too. Love Jean xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I am loving the new dies I treated myself to one at the Excel on Saturday. It was so hard to choose they are all gorgeous. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Saba said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful elegant card, the balance and colour coordination shows what a really talented artist you are. It's the little things, like the inking up on the matting layer behind your sentiment, which make your cards stand out from the rest.
The dies don't do them any harm either !!!
Love it, thank you for your inspiration.

AnneRD said...

Lovely colours and background set the die cuts off to perfection. Anne

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Nice to see micro beads back again! I love this card and the ways you have used the dies, it gives a very Victorian look to the card. As my grandson tells me it is only 24 more sleeps until the big night, am I panicking - yes!

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very elegant card in one of my favourite colours and the border die is so dainty. There's not one of your dies I don't want! They are all fabulous. Best wishes

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful nice to see micro beads back I love them xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Loving the border! So Lacey. I think a New York square and this border will be next on my list! This solo pretty.

Night in paradise not as the NHS struggles to meet demand. On the verge of declaring a major incident as the department was working way way way beyond capacity and still they kept coming in. So glad to escape at 2 am!!!

Well crafty day for me today yippee!

Love to all xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and all, this is simply gorgeous. I love all the dies used, the colour is beautiful and the archival ink for the sentiment is perfect Thank youx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, what a beautiful card today on this dull Monday morning, love the colours and the new dies certainly set this off nicely. You have certainly made my day with this card.

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

sonja_w said...

Very pretty card this morning, love the New York border die x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card today, loving all of your new dies.

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgous card, love the background and all the new dies you used!

Anne Crawford said...

Such a pretty card! I love the patterned paper with the micro beads on and the new dies look wonderful, still hoping you will bring out your own stick pin set, any chance? your stickpins always look stunning!
Love and Hugs to all xo

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the design and the colour is fabulous x xhazel

Caroljsmith said...

Sue you really are amazing us with your new samples I love the colours in this one keep them coming.

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue, just got to marvel at those dies!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today, love the design and the backing paper is beautiful. Great dies.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Yay! The micro beads are back lol, it's been a long time. I love today's card from the background paper to the little flower embellishment. You really show us how to use your dies in so many different ways. I don't know how you come up with the ideas but I'm so glad you do. Your stick pins are as usual GORGEOUS! Although they are showing blue on my screen.
If you can afford it Barbiepinkfairy go for both sets you certainly deserve it for all your hard work.
Hugs x
Heather T

karenlotty said...

You're making it so hard to decide on what to choose to put on my letter to Santa I love them all but need to be sensible too! Love the colours as I'm not a "pink" person and layout is so retry and delicate

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - yes it's Monday morning and dark and damp again but I couldn't have anything better than to have one of your beautiful pieces of art to cheer me up.
I love your format for today and your dies are just spectacular. I would though have liked a little less busy background but will be having a play. So thank you for starting my day off beautifully.

I have a really lovely day with my eldest Daughter out in Derbyshire yesterday. Her latest lodger is coming along nicely -he's a Tawny Owl who for some reason decided to fall down a gentleman's chimney. When she got him he couldn't bend his feet/claws and therefore was not able to perch etc and definitely couldn't catch his prey. He now has full movement in one claw and she is working (physio)on his other. He can fly but if his left foot doesn't respond to full strength he will have to go to a sanctuary as he will not be able to feed etc. All her other lodgers are OK. Mr Rook is more than ready to go but will not do so (he knows where he is well off). All her little pigs(Hedgehogs) are fast asleep so at the moment she has time for other things.

Julie Laz - I have a friend who has cut one sample of each of the dies she has. She then mounts each one in a file/folder in plastic sheets and writes their names on the page. She then has this diary of all her dies and just goes through that before starting to create a card. Hope this might do the trick for you.

Norah - I missed you yesterday. Hope all is well.

Have three bday cards to creat and two of them for those pesky males who are so difficult. So will have to get a move on today.

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

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card as always Sue

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card
and do love your background papers
they always look so classy.
Nancyd xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue this card is beautiful today, I'm so glad the microbeads had a sulk and needed to be used, they are so effective. I do love this New York collection. Take care love Diane G xxxx
Someone has a birthday today, can't remember who off the top of my head, but Happy Birthday, hope you have a lovely day and get lots of new dies! Xxxx

DMJ said...

Love these dies, and am glad to see micro-beads back, they have been missed!!!!

Doreen x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue.

Very pretty card. Love these dies. X

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,

Beautiful, beautiful...and yes, it was high time you re-visited the micro beads!

Now I wonder if this would work with Oslo and one of the Californian sets....hmmm...there's only one way to find out...


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
This cars is absolutely stunning. I have these dies except for the border. However, I can use one of your other borders. I also love the colours that you have used.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love the dies. love Jean Z xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow, Stunning! Amazing card Sue
Hugs Julie x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Love the card , beautiful dies and the background paper is lovely .
Elaine H X

camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,

Such a lovely colour today and although the die is undoubtedly the star of the "show" I think the backing is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I just love the card.
Evis M.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & Friends!
Wow where did this year go?!!!
Sue you have had an amazingly successful year, with both your Exceptional quality die range and the amazing stamp range too, I have to say, over this past few years I have tried quite a lot of the die ranges out there and my totally honest, unbiased opinion is that yours are THE BEST, for quality, they cut superbly every time, they have a versatility that no other die range has, you have thought of every single detail like the extra die in a set that is fractionally bigger , so that we have a perfect Matt, no other die range has thought of that, you should get first prize every single time in the awards you have been nominated in, hands down, no other designer, range comes anywhere near you!
I cannot wait to see what 2015 brings, I can think of a few things that I think would be so useful, but I am pretty sure that if I have thought about it then you have too! There will be a huge number of our blog family opening gifts from your range this Christmas Sue, I hope the next launch won't be too long after the Holidays xxxx
Janet your daughter is amazingly kind, caring,brave and patient, to do what she does with wildlife, it must be so rewarding when you get to the point of releasing them back into the wild. Like you I love today's card but I don't have the background paper, but you could use a piece of matching lilac card and emboss it, it then looks like a pattern paper! Good luck with you baby cards, I do have one on my blog, way back! I would love to see your designs, enjoy your day xxxx
Barbiepinkfairy, I hope you get to relax and recover from you hectic shift, crafting is a great therapy session. Xxxxx
Anyway I must get my aching bones moving, I have a visit from my mother and father in law today, unfortunately Paul is having to go to Boscombe Down, so I must try and entertain alone! (Frustratingly I am expecting a package from JS today and I will just want to sit and play) :( !
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a stunning card I just love it and the design is wonderful. I will be having ago at this one. Take Care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

vinita jain said...

This is a lovely card which can be brighten up the day! Extremely beautiful dies and love the glittery work and colors!

June Horrocks said...

Love love it sue it's beautiful so elegent thank you love to all June xxxxx

Anna said...

Hi Sue, Your cards are just so beautiful, and the backing colour with the those dies cuts, pearls, and ribbon makes the card.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card - hope Santa brings me the dies I have asked for - I have been good
Carol x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the micro beaded background, in fact I love it all.

Paula said...

Beautiful Sue, truly beautiful.

Paula x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Fabbie card! Loving the samples of the new dies, you re just amazing with your ideas, so keep them coming. Glad the micro beads are back!!
Lorna D

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. This card conjures up imagaes of Victorian weddings and garters! Lovely start to the week. Caz x

C A W said...

A very pretty card, the dies are gorgeous, like the micro beads on the backing.

Chris Curry said...

Pretty, delicate card Sue, lovely. I think the New York set is my favourite, I just can't decide !!!

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

So elegant and beautiful. Love it.


Ivy L xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

hollyberry said...

As ever a beautiful card.Thank you.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. This one has got to be a winner as its in my favourite colour. SueL x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, stunning card as usual, the border is to die for thank you for sharing x x x

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card, as always Sue. Very pretty colours

nannapat said...

This is a fabulous card Sue. I love the background paper and the dies are just stunning. Pat x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card today, infact beautiful, hope you had a fab thanks giving, crafty hugs Julie xx


Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Love the colour stunning ... Happy crafting ... X

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
beautiful card again. I love the New York border and made myself some of them in different colours. I had some problems by cutting out the Madison Square dies of the collection. But they are beautiful.
Rolf xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, oh I do so love this one. It's definitely going in my inspiration file until I can get the Scandinavian dies (my favourites)and I should be able to use another border instead of the New York.
Well the gas man has just been to service the boiler so now I can put the washing on - didn't want it hanging around until he'd been - and then I can hopefully get on with some cards.
Happy December everyone - where has this year gone?

Theresa Pace said...

this is lovely. that background paper is ace. i was wondering when you were going to microbead paper again. i do love using that trick myself now, hugs xx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. This is an absolute stunner.
Love the colour as well. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Well you make our day so it's mutual! Lovely card with great little touches like the flower in the centre of the bow. Very cute. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue as always another lovely card from you. You certainly keep my crafting juices flowing. Beryl xx

Rose in Chester said...

And so have you, Sue.........
What a lovely card, and best of it is that I have all the Scandinavians and plenty of other borders to choose from. I was only thinking of you the other day as I was coating a card with microbeads and wondering whether you had gone off them. Reassuring to find you have not.
Hugs, Rose

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really lovely.

Shirley T. xxx

weefortune said...

Lovely card Sue Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card.

Take care


Lacelady said...

Ooh, it would make my day if someone sent me a card like that. Sadly, I don't think its gong to happen, but I love the card.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh micro beads,,,,how lovely to see you using them again and on such a gorgous card.....very pretty colours too.

Hugs to all who need them and hope your days will soon get better.

Love Sheila xx

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the delicate die cuts, pretty layers and sparkle!!!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card elegant and fresh

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card, love the border die and nice to see the return of the micro beads!!
Norah missed you yesterday hope all ok
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and delicate looking in my favourite colours.

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW so beautiful work here again Sue.

Jill Liddle said...

Love this card again today and it's in my fave colours, added bonus.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Wow this is a beautiful card, I love everything about it. Thank you
X Ros

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful Sue, though I would prefer it without the bow ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card again today. The colours are gorgeous.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Paula said...

Another fine example of these new dies Sue. I hardly ever use lilacs/purples and I just got inspired by your card.

Breezes said...

What a stunner Sue - love this one !


Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, Well I have to say that you made MY day with this card. Not only does it have stick pins, which I love but it also has micro beads!!! I'm so excited as I've actually got about half a kilo of them stashed away, so I can play:). Of course, I need the die fairy to pay me a visit with the new dies before I can make a beautiful card like this one. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

SHARICA said...

Fab Card .. xx

nzillingworth said...


TOB said...

OH how I love your cards just stunning.
Hugs to all Love Theresa x

Joanna Dickson said...

Gorgeous colour card. I'm still sitting trying to decide which of the dies to pick for Christmas. It's so hard as I really do want them all. I've changed my mind so many times lol, my son has now decided to stay out of it and leave it up to me.
On another note I've made a few Christmas from the pine bough, brilliant idea Sue and quick and really effective.
Hope all well and good for everyone else.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card you have made for us today . It is really lovely. You are really helping me to use up papers and patterned card which have been lying around for ages! Thank you for that - made some pretty Victorian style baubles out of some old Anna Griffin paper I had which I then put a solid colour outline round. Now I'll use the micro bead idea - although have used iced snow on some. Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration. X

Alson - meant to leave a comment about the owl yesterday. How lovely that your daughter has been able to save this beautiful creature. Great news too about the hedgehogs. Ours - well you know what I mean - has grown and put the security lights on the other night! Always good to know he/she is alive and well.
Barbiepinkfairy - what a shift - and you've had a few lately. Enjoy your day's crafting . Where the NHS would be without dedicated frontline Staff I don't know.
Take care!
Sandra - totally agree with you on the Die Front! - proof for me is that I use hardly any others apart from Sue's now!
Missed you yesterday, Norah x
Cheryl hope you are bearing up x
Love to all, especially those who are sad or in pain or even both.
Myra xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

A perfect start to a very dull, damp & chilly Monday.
Beautiful card & looks very regal & extravagant & the colours are stunning.
I look forward to my daily email from you as I know that there will always be something beautiful awaiting.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Vie Carter said...

What can I say only that I LOVE this card today, such clever design and colour combo

I now have this New York border, as I won it last week, and will try today to do similar card

Unfortauntely grand calibur out of action but will use the cutlebug


Pam B said...

Sue, you make the most delightful cards, they really are a joy to see.
Thank you
Pam B

Laura O' Connor said...

great card as always .Laura O

Maureen B. said...

Sue this is so lovely. As I scrolled down the email I thought you had made a 'stage' it looked just like curtains about to unfold. Perfect thank you.. Hugs Maureen

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH WOOZERS!!! What a card to brighten up a dull day stunning hugs Sarah xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and a great way to use up patterned papers! Its my Birthday today and guess what I got 4 more of your dies....I am so pleased don't know which to use first.
Love Janet x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card and great to see the micro beads back! The layout is very girlie and I love the colours. Echo what others have sai about your dies, the only problem I have with them is that I can't stop buying them!! Bought the solid petal camelias on Saturday to go with the open petals.
Hope everyone is ok today and had a good weekend. Sending love and hugs to you all. Love Alison xxx

Jean Bullock said...

The micro beads returneth! Great job on this. I pinned as usual.

Myra P said...

Was having my lunch - realised left message for Alison whic should have been for Janet - senior moment! Sorry ladies - love to both! x. Myra

Myra P said...

Had another though!
Janet Hampson - is it your Birthday today - or have I got that wrong too?
If so Happy Birthday!
Love Myra

Jackie Whiteman said...

Beautiful card, love the colours!! Not sure how you do it, every day is something new and lovely!!

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. I have put all of the new launch dies on my Christmas list and now can't wait to see if I get any!!! Hugs, Karen x

Swiftycrafter said...

Lovely card to start December, where has this year gone?
Lynne x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A really stunning card today, loving the colours used.

Kate's Cards said...

Very intricate looking.

terrie said...

What a beautiful card...I like the background paper that you used
and the border is so nice.
Well done Sue

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, All of these dies work so well together. I love the New York border, I have asked Father Christmas for this and others from your collection, have even given him website addresses and best prices........................ See, I really am trying to be good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue, I also have to agree with Sandra and Myra - your dies are the BEST, No other dies can come anyway near yours.

Have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

BethW said...

Found you just in time to get some much needed inspiration!

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card for a Monday morning, Sue.
Sun was shining this morning, but now it's grey and dreary.

Congratulations to all the weekly comment winners.

Hugs to all, especially all who are ill, or undergoing treatment and to Tres, Steph, Sandra ( Wheelybad ), Pam & Robbie, Norah and Lynne M and "Fur Babies"

Angela in S. Wales xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I have to say another stunning card, well done.

I love these dies.

Jeannie newton

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card as ever. If you have the time to read all these comments. ..phew, you might be a little tired, by can you tell me if the new dies will eventually be available in sets?

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Rather late today, had the boys here overnight.
Lots of messy "crafting" and good fun.

Love this amazing card. I am amazed how you manage to make your Dies do so much. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Patricia xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Really love this as it's so intricate and its in one of my favourite colours

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty lilac card today
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty lilac card today
Denise X

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Love the card. I nearly forgot about micro beads as we have been using ice snow love both. Thank you for bringing it back. Hugs Heather.x

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, stunning card so elegant, thank you for sharing.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Susan White said...

Great colours and I love the central focal point, but have to confess it's a bit too busy for me with the borders! Maybe I'm just a lazy crafter as I keep telling myself less is more!!! Susan x

Hellma said...

What a beautiful elegant card, love the colour.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, Sue. It reminds me of a theatre set!

Anne (Northampton)

Joanne K said...

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

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue. You always have such pretty backing papers too. As it was pay day I splashed out on your petite and grande vinery sets today. Looking forward to using them. x

Gail said...

What a beautiful card and lovely sentiment - a card for someone special xx GailT xx

Tandy said...

HI Sue
A really pretty card. I thought I would be early today first away from work but started crafting and the time just went. Norah I hope you are alright missing you. Love and hugs to all.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this!! I absolutely adore a microbead background!! Delicious!! TFS!

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue, love it all
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone

Wow Sue such an very beautiful and elegant looking card your border die looks so very delicate, a definite must have.

Margaret corgi owner

Margaret corgi owner said...

Oops, nearly forgot to wish all our Scottish Wilsonettes especially Norah, Patricia and Hazel a very Happy St. Andrews Day, hope you have all had a lovely day.
Margaret corgi owner

lyndas said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card as always yay micro beads missed them.
I love the background paper so pretty Dies stunning & have to agree with Sandra Myra & Brenda your Dies are the best. Your new striplets are exquisite so glad I bought them. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Barbiepinkfairy wow what a shift you had Hugs Lynda xx

Cheryl sending you daily Hugs Lynda xx

Norah hope your ok missing you Hugs Lynda xxI

Big hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Hazel,Jean D,Wheely & Billy,Lynne M & pooches,Tina E,Tres Sheila G,Tandy,Yorkielass,Lindsay,Steph,Cameeli Myra P,Maria A, And all the Wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Good to see the micro beads back, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Anonymous said...

Janet Hampson - happy birthday! Hope it's been a good one - new dies to play with!!
Norah - missing you and sending hugs.

'P' in Wales

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

I have been so busy I nearly missed another stunning masterpiece! Such a pretty card love the colour and how you have assembled it. Fab!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty card today. Thanks for showing some more versatility of the new collection.

Pearl said...

A lovely and intricate looking card, thank you for sharing it with us all Sue, craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love that background paper, and the border dies are wonderful. Thank you again for all the ideas. Bx

Carol Worwood said...

Hi Sue, what an elegant card, love it xx

Janice K said...

A fabulous card with so much gorgeous detail.x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
Another Very Late Comment, From Me!
I Love Today's Awesome Card It Looks Like Graphic 45 Paper From Your Stash And Uing Your Dies To There Full Potential To Make A Really Beautiful Card.
Take Care Sue
Thanks For Sharing
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, love the colours, love the design - very pretty card!

Hugs, Belinda. X

kizzy said...

Lovely card, something regal about it

Marianne's Craftroom said...

My fave colour so I love it x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, lovely card to start the week. Gx

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue Pam
Very beautiful card. Cameeli that is a good idea. I wonder if still time to write to Santa and ask for few dies of the new collection.
Have a great week Wilsonette

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and lovely background paper.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. A bit late tonight posting busy making an engagement card today then had to work so I can afford all the lively dies you are bringing out. Love the colours you have used.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi sue,
such a lovely card to start the week off with. Hope everyone had a good day. Susi x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful lavender card today love the New York border die so very pretty, lovely card thanks Sue xx
Crafty hugs to all
Jean D xxxx

beadz said...

Another stunning card. I always love to see what you come up with!

Delilah64 said...

Seeing your beautiful cards is making me pine for my Grand Calibur. I'm having a real panic at the moment, as my Grand Calibur has broken and gone off to be fixed or replaced (still under warranty). I was told it could take around 2 weeks and I haven't finished making my Christmas cards yet. :-(

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! Love the colors and you make your techniques look so simple. I could watch you all day. PS I do !
Thank you!

Darlene4527 said...

Another lovely card. Will have to order some of these dies! Need Santa!

Theresa said...

Oh my another wow card
So pretty and delicate die cuts its gorgeous Sue
Your spoiling us truly stunning
Take Care Sue
Theresa xx

Fiona Young said...

So pretty. Can't get on as easily with the microbeads- they're also hard to get here.

Eunice said...

I also love to use microbeads on cards!!

Sandy H said...

Pretty card, lovely colours and beautiful stick pins as always.
Hope you had a lovely birthday Janet Hampson.
Take care everyone.

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colour

Karen xx

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Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, so pretty.
Di x