Friday, 23 January 2015

Never Far From Home

Hello bloggers!  Today's card showcases a bit of stamping for a change.  I started with the background and embossed the Quilted Flower in coconut white for a bit of texture.  Next I stamped the Tulips in black and coloured them with Distress markers, using Milled Lavender and Forest moss.  I cut the flowers out with the Auvergne die, leaving in the die and inking the edges with Milled Lavender distress ink for a soft frame effect.  I cut a piece of mauve card using the larger die in the set for a mat.  I stamped just the tulips again, coloured them and cut them out to add on to the original flowers with mounting foam.  I shaped the flowers a bit with a stylus too to give them dimension.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Justrite tag die from the  Vintage Labels Seven die set.  I shaded it with Milled Lavender too before removing it from the die.  I mounted it across the stems with foam.  I added an Itty Bitty Mosaic and Classic bow made out of mauve and white card.  The bow is just the right size for these flowers, don't you think?  I cut an Austrian border in white and added it below my die cut for a little extra detail.  I mounted this piece on a wide white border and filled it in with my Paved Pearl technique using Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots in varying sizes to achieve the effect.  A thin mauve mat and a finally white mat completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, just gorgeous. Love the tulips and bow
Thank goodness it's Friday, last day of a weeks training and I am head battered.
Very frosty, please take care everyone

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card. I love the tulips, as always your colouring makes them look beautiful. The bow is just the right size isn't it : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Have a good weekend, staying safe and warm.
Take care.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card today, love the paved dots technique, and the tulips are so lifelike, love it.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a lovely card, I have great difficulty in Stamping, but I have a go anyway. Take care all and have a great Weekend. Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Simply gorgeous card Sue, would make an excellent sympathy card. Thanks for sharing.xxxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Beautiful card thankyou tracyw x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
beautiful card again today, the final touch of the border die is so pretty too. Must be time to get the stamps out I think
Have a good weekend everyone, it is our Australua Day holiday on Monday

Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, like the touch of decoupage on the tulips and great colouring, as ever. The little bow is the perfect 'finishing touch'.

'P' in Wales

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the tulips and the paved pearl effect.
Very cold today so stay warm and safe everyone
Happy crafting
Love to all
Love Tina x x x x x

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Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A truely beautiful card today, I just love it. Hazel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love everything about this card, especially the tulips and the paved pearl effect border. Sue xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is very pretty, love the Tulip stamp, such soft colours, and the bow is perfectly sized for the bouquet. Love the paved border too, Julia did such an amazing demo of it on Monday. Take care everyone, it is very cold out. Bx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,really like the tulip stamp,no crafting for me this weekend,my grandson is one and have photographer coming and family gathering,but did make him a card of course,thank you, Linda x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I really like the tulips and the border die at the bottom. What patience you have to do all those glue dots! They look really good. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good day everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue - reminds me spring is on the way although it doesn't seem like it this week it's been so cold! Love the pearls, Happy Friday all
Clare W

Maria Illsley said...

What a beautiful card I really like this one. I think I will try to replicate it xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Oh how I wish I could colour like you (if your ever passing I would stamp some images so that you could do the colouring lol). I love the bow on your bunch of tulips it fits perfectly. The card is very pretty and must have taken you ages to do the dots. The sentiment is beautiful and says it all
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card, love the soft colours you have used and the layout, embossing & dies are perfect. I love the paved Pearls effect as it really sets a card out from the rest.
Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

A pretty card Sue. Love the tulips, but don't think I have the patience for the paved pearl technique!

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card today, really pretty.


Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love the flowers
Pat x

sue wilson said...

Tulips lovely we need a bit of spring here as it's cold.its my birthday today and I am off to USA to seek some warmth for a month.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, and all. Lovely card, tulips and bow very nice. Hope everyone has a nice week- end . JJxx

Carole Z said...

A lovely, delicate card Sue, gorgeous, hugs Carole Z X

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Tulips must mean spring will soon be here, well I hope so because it's freezing just now. Love the card Sue and all the colours x

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue, it offers a hint of Spring. x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
It's lovely to start the day with a bunch of flowers and what could be better than a beautiful bouquet of Tulips just to remind us that Spring is coming despite all the horrible weather at the moment. I love your colour palette today so soft and gentle and yes your tiny bow is just made for such a wonderful finishing touch.

Nana Tina - many congratulations on your new Granddaughter.
Saba - The good old Royal Mail just is anymore. We have realatives who live in Holland and have stopped sending parcels to them as we have had so many never arrive. My daughter posted my Bday Present to me here in Burgundy last year. It never arrived. It did turn up 9 months later back at her post box. It was in a right state - had been opened put in other packaging and minus one or tow pieces. Now she sells on Ebay and so is always very very care re packaging so the parcel hadn't been packed incorectly. I ordered from C&C on 1st Jan for it to be sent here and as yet it hasn't arrived. So I sympathize with you.
Steph - hope you manage your creation today for Mr.L.
Sandra - so pleased you three had a good day. I can imagine you all sat round a table machines at the ready cup of coffee to hand and then off you all go crafting and chatting.
Norah - missed you again yesterday. Hope all is well.

Well it's Friday again and so off to market we go. It looks very cold out there so will be wrapped like a Yeti to brave the elements.

To all in pain and suffering hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome card here Sue. The stamp image is soo beautiful too and the entire card is just fabulous as usual hun.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely card. It has given me lots of ideas.

Hope you have a good weekend also.


Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
What A Start To The Day Coming Onto Your Fabulous Blog And There We Have An Extremely Striking Card, Doing What I Like Best Which Is Stamping And Using My Dies In Connection.
I Love The Tulip Stamp And The Colours You've Chosen To Use, I Also Love The Way You've Created Your PVA Pearls They Are Beautiful And Look Stunning.
I Love The Auvergne Die Set Its A Great One To Use And The Itty Bitty Bow Looks Great.
This Card Is Truly Awesome, And Exquisite I Just Love It,
I Say It Always But Your So Very Talented Thank You So Very Much For Sharing This Stunning Card With Us.
Thank You For The Great Photography Shots For My Pinterest Folder, I've Got 5,982 People Following My Sue Wilson Card Folder From All Over The World Which Is Great.
Sue Take Great
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Visit Our Sues's Awesome Blog! I Do Hope Your All Keeping Well.
Take Care All
Hugs From Sam x

Carolyn B said...

Lovely card again Sue, I like using tulip images as they are easy to colour in!

Carolyn B x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card today Sue, luv all the different textures.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely touchy freely card today, lots of lovely texture and my favourite flower, the tulip. Beautiful x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card tool greet us on this very frosty morning!
The stamp is lovely and the background is beautiful with the embossing and the die.
Have a good day Sue and take care everyone,

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and I love the way you have used the bow die to "tie" the bouquet together. x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, I love the paved pearl effect, must have a go at this, your little bows are a great finishing touch.

Diane said...

Hi Sue What a pretty spring card today on such a frosty morning. The colours are lovely and soft too. I have got 2 daffodils out in the garden already that look a little limp in the frost this morning but it gives you hope that spring will be here soon. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx
Thanks for the kind wishes for my sister, she is hobbling around and is carrying her mobile with her in case she gets herself stuck!
Happy birthday to the other Sue Wilson xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are happy and well. Thank you for a beautiful happy card this morning, brings a smile to my face, and hope in my heart that it will soon be spring and eventually I can release myself from the confides from the house ! I adore your itsy bows they are so useful and I use them so often to look as if they are holding stems together. White and lilac, so delicate.
Happy birthday Sue Wilson... Weird lol have a wonderful time when you get to the USA.
Have a lovely time mooching at the market Janet, and dont forget that extra celebratory cake : )
Sending much love to our friends that are struggling at the moment, and its so nice to see Pam at her number 1 spot again.
To all our missing friends, hope to see you posting real soon.
Take care everyone.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Oh yes, roll on Spring!...

love that tulips stamp and have just bought the Auvergne set because it will frame so many of my stamps...the Itty Bitties are still on the list but hopefully will fall into my basket very


carol quinn said...

love the card, and the dot teqnique

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Now I've had to add the Itty Bitty Bows to my Need List lol!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a different but still
a gorgeous card love it.
Nancyd xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue. & friends,
What a beautiful piece of Artwork you have for us today, beautifully stamped and coloured and then stunningly mounted on a perfectly matching background colour x
Janet I hope you enjoy your market trip. I also would like to tell you to enjoy your visit to the cafe after the market, treat yourself to something delicious, you deserve a treat!
Cameeli, I hope you are well my lovely, hugs xxxxx
Norah, I hope to read your blog later, it always makes me chuckle to myself.. Hugs to you xxxxx
Well I must go get organised for the day, I must sit and make some cards, thank you Sue for inspiring me again today.
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card
Denise X

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! I love tulips and stamping so this is perfect, love how you have decopaged them, also your Itty Bitty Bow is so cute!
Happy Birthday Sue W, hope up you have a great time in the States and find some heat!
Congratulations Nana Tina on your new granddaughter !
Love and hugs to all xo

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A beautiful reminder that Spring will soon be sprung. The tulips are an absolute delight.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Gorgeous. Sooo very pretty and nice to see stamps incorporated with the dyes.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Such a pretty card. I really like it a lot.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Loving this card. The flowers are so life like, and you colour them in beautifully. The pearl technique is one of my favourites as it gives the background texture and the itty bitty bows are just stunning.
Another cold day so take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card with plenty of detail.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful textures and love the tulips

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue. Almost time for the tulips to be in the gardens too. Thank you.Xx

Julie Kay said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue.. are you in a mauve mood. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Just a perfect card, love it!
Gail Cx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the stamp you've used and you have coloured it wonderfully. I like the dies iou have used.
I think I will have to have a hi at this one.
Take care xxx

Debs A xxxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
I love this Sue, stamping and colouring is one of my favourite things (I sound like Julie Andrews!! lol), and this card has it all. The little bow is the finishing touch.
Myra - how did the ironing board perform? Also thanks to you and Cheryl for your good wishes.
Lancashire Steph - your posts really cheer me up, I often laugh out loud.
Diane G - wait until Mr G retires he's around all the time!!!
I hope everyone is as well as they can be in heart, mind and body xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous!! I adore the paved pearls but I have never managed to get mine to look as neat as yours.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a lovely card for many occasions and inspires me to do more stamping. Thank you, best wishes

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love the pearl effect, wish I could do it. I have mastered the pricking around the edges so just have to practice the pearl effect . love Jean Z xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

How delightful of you to give us all a bouquet of flowers this morning on such a pretty card.
Happy Birthday to you Sue, I wish for you a day filled with laughter, love and wonder. xxx
Congratulations Nanna Tina on the safe arrival of your granddaughter Maddie. It is the littlest feet that make the biggest footprints in our hearts, our Grandchildren being the link to our future whilst we are their link to the past.
Jack Frost has paid us a visit this morning, trickling his fingers across the landscape leaving us with a glistening white sugar coating over our part of Somerset.
Stay safe out there folks, and wrap up warmly should you need to venture outside.
Comfort blanket hugs to all those in need of one.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,love the way you make all your cards look fantastic .Laura O

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, tulips are lovely makes us think spring is around the corner. I ought try to do something similar,I love your colour combinations.
We have little snowdrops popping up in the garden ad the daffodils are also peeking through, roll on spring!
Take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, love the paved pearl technique never seen that before will have to give it a try . Beautiful card very elegant. Enjoy your weekend love yvonne bennett. X

Anonymous said...

Not sure about the paved pearl technique but love the overall result.

Anne (Northampton)

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Lovely spring card today. I love the pave technique. Very cold and frosty here in N.Ireland. take care all. Hugs Heather.x

hotpotato said...

love the card Sue, lots of techniques used.x

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card, its the texture that really makes , and yes, the bow is just right for the tulips

Kate's Cards said...

Aaaaah! My favourite an inky card. xx

Paula said...

tulips are a sure sign of spring; you sure are getting an early start! the soft lavender is a very pretty color, and not one that I use much. After seeing this card I may rethink that.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card and stamped image. Nice to see something different. Kind regards Joanne K x

auscrafts said...

reminds me spring is on the way (I hope)

Sparrow said...

My favourite purchase of your dies is the bows and itty bitty bows - to do colour coordinated bows. I do like this card as a whole.

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Another lovely card today for which thank you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Magaret A.

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous card Sue and yes the bow fits the flowers perfectly.

nannapat said...

Great card Sue, lovely coloured tulips and a pretty bow. I see the PVA dots are back - they look fabulous. Pat x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love this card it is so gorgeous
Love the bow and tulips
Carol x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card love it crafty hugs Julie xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card and the sentiment is lovely.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue.
a sweet card today. You really have that Paved Pearl technique diwn to perfection.
I hope you get this message. Ive noticed that quite a few of my posts won't go through. Having trouble sending from my mobile.
Caz x

Swiftycrafter said...

Lovely card and lovely sentiment too.
Lynne x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, love the tulips

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful background and stamped tulips.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love the sentiment xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. The colours are gorgeous. Love it all. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. My great grandaughter's favourite colours, she is eight years oldand loves to stamp.
Margaret xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the tulips.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I love the tulip stamp but then tulips are my favourite spring flower

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Meg said...

What a lovely card Sue. I think it would make a great Mother's Day card.

Love and hugs to everyone.
Keep warm and safe.


Jean said...

So pretty!

Dawn Holben said...

A beautiful card to brighten up the day and remind us spring is not far away.
I love is one as it looks so pretty and lifts the spirits.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Have a nice day ...x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card and such a pretty stamp and beautiful colouring.
Hugs to all who need them and may your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I love it when you show us some stamping along with your amazing dies. The border is a great touch. Superb pearls too.

Rachel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the stamps and of course the dies work so well. Hugs Jackie

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful card. I really like the colour and am impressed with the paved pearl technique. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card the colour & the paced technique.....not seen that for a while

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card yet again with a beautiful stamp. I love flowers and these are delightful - the Itty Bitty bow could almost have been designed for this stamp :-) I often have arguments with mine as they are so small but I love them and won't stop using them.

Happy Birthday to the 'other' Sue Wilson

Hope everyone has a good weekend and stays safe and warm.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful Spring card. I do love Tulips and you have coloured them so beautifully.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Patricia said...

A card that lets us know Spring is coming, those Tulips are brilliant. The bow is just a perfect size .
Love it all

Patricia xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is a gentle card, a complete contrast to the Wowser of yesterday. It's lovely and it's so good to see flowers even if only on paper. It's even too cold for my snowdrops to open!
Roll on spring.
Hugs, Rose

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful card, love the tulips and the soft colours. Love Jean xxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

This must be one of my favourite cards ever, its gorgeous, love the pearl dots. Hope everyone has a great weekend. xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely bit of stamping and coloring, so pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Virginia Davey said...

what a lovely spring type card, especially as it so grey and frosty. Makes us all think spring is not that far away.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Another wow Sue. Stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the image and sentiment. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

TOB said...

Gorgeous card Love the stamp.
Hugs to all
Theresa xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love the tulips can't wait for spring.Love the dots around card did get this die will try this. I only wish I had more time to craft than work.
Love always Dorothy

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card today. The tulips are lovely and your colouring in great to. Hugs to all who need one today.

barbiepinkfairy said...

This is really pretty. Please may spring be on its way. Fed up of cold miserable weather!!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think I would class this as a 'pretty' card and love the soft tones. May just have to have a go at this one!

sandi said...

This is the first time I have visited your blog. I have been missing a lot of beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely as ever

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today. Really love the tulips. It seems like a long time since we've seen the paved border as well.
Happy birthday to the other Sue Wilson.
Maureen, hope you're feeling better. After a night from he'll not being able to breathe properly, I finally succumbed and went to the doctors - got bronchitis and possibly a cracked rib from coughing so hard! Not a lot can be done for the rib but have steroids and penicillin to take now! Hope everyone is as well as can be expected. Love to you all Alison xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card. It's nice to see your wonderful colouring of the stamped tulips. Sadly, the colour on my laptop is playing up again today and the card is showing up a lovely peach colour instead of the coconut white, however, it looks just as great the colour my machine wants to show it as lol. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the card.You must have patients to do the paved pearl effect.

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue from a rainy cold and horrid Blackpool.
I love love love the edging on this card and really like the colours too. I don't want to be disrespectful as there are elements I really like, but im more of a bow and Bows kind of girl. There is always something to learn from you though. Hope you didn't mind me saying. I would hate to offend.
Lots of love
stay well and warm
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue from a rainy cold and horrid Blackpool.
I love love love the edging on this card and really like the colours too. I don't want to be disrespectful as there are elements I really like, but im more of a bow and Bows kind of girl. There is always something to learn from you though. Hope you didn't mind me saying. I would hate to offend.
Lots of love
stay well and warm
Jo xx

terrie said...

Great looking Spring card...
The cream and the lilac is a great color combo.
Well done Sue

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the colours you've used for this card and the wide border full of Cosmic Shimmer White PVA glue dots.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Julia reminded us of your paved pearl technique on the craft clinic. I think it just makes this card. You are clever. SueL x

IVY Cheong said...

Hello Sue,

Always love to see some stamping on your cards as I love the inspiration you showed us. Love this card.
Will try it out soon.


Ivy L xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue and all, Hooray! We've got our internet back!! It's amazing just how much we have come to rely on it. Such a pretty card today and hopefully a sign of blooming things to come :o) Hugs, Karen x

DMJ said...

I do like tulips so this card is just right for me!!!

Doreen x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a little late today! Been up to all sorts of things - none of them worth mentioning ! Lol
Lovely card - but aren't they all! I love the paved pearl technique and even I can do it! You give us so much inspiration. Thank you Sue. As you know I only recently started pinning but it is no surprise to see just how many people admire your work.
Alison - oh dear you are having a bad time ! Sending hugs to you to get well very soon.
Maureen - ah ironing! Don't we just love it - not! However maybe just maybe I should have replaced my ironing board a little sooner. This one is lighter and much easier to handle - mind you its predecessor was 32 years old! Are you feeling better my friend? Hope so. Sending hugs.
Sue - happy Birthday - a little late but hope you having a lovely day.
Sam - you have a beautiful collection of cards! I'm following too. Thank you! x
Love to all on this best of all blogs,
Myra xxxx. Hugs to all missing friends! Lynne and Lindsay - it's been a while xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very, very, pretty card, my favourite colours and the stamping is beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen Drew said...

Tulips are so springtime. I love them.
We are being spoilt with shades of purple this week. Def not complaining as it is my favourite colour. Lol
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Great card today Sue, love the stamped flowers. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Macky.

Anouk said...

love this card, born and living in Holland I must love the tulips !!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonetts
Today's card is lovely as usual
Your inspiration keeps on coming. Hope it will kick start my mojo lol.
Have a great day
Theresa x

Janice K said...

Such a beautiful and elegant design, gorgeous! x

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Sue, the tulips with the great bow look great! Love the multi-embossing you made!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love it when you do some stamping and colouring.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

Pretty tulip and reminding me it'll soon be spring. Suffolk may not be the coldest of places but truthfully, it's too cold for me right now! Will get around to paved pearls but as I've only just learned to not make horrid splodgy messes with the stuff I think I'll leave it till I've had a bit more practice. I love the colour too.

Happy birthday to 'the other' Sue Wilson, many happy returns and enjoy your break in the USA.

Alison (alimecca) you poor thing, it must hurt like heck when you cough. Best wishes to you in getting over this. Stay in the warm and craft yourself better, gentle hugs- very gentle! x

Maureen, hope you're getting better too, hugs x

The workshop I was going to tomorrow got cancelled due to tutor illness. No bad thing in a way as I can finish that evidence for the paperwork, been feeling very tired of late, so an early night and I can get it done and onto much more fun things. Got the last little bit of a card to do too. I'm pleased with this one. A tidy up and onto Billys new bed cover after. Have some more crochet hats on the go. Keep getting orders!

The 'boys' are home from their evening walk so I must go. Stay warm and safe


T x

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
What a delightful spring card today. Lilac again, just yummy. I never think to use a stamped image as my central focal point when using my dies, so a huge thank you for inspiring me to give it a go. Your paved pearls are a work of art in themselves. One day I will pluck up the courage to try it, but knowing me I would get to the last one and then smudge the lot!!!

Janet, do tell when your parcel arrives, I thought I was still waiting a long time but yours really takes the biscuit .
Alison, hope the steroids and antibiotics kick in soon and you get a better nights sleep but to add to your problem the pain from your rib won't help. I'm Asthmatic too so I know how awful it can get. Sending you loving healing hugs.
Sandi, welcome to this wonderful blog.
Love and hugs

pinky said...

Very pretty card and sentiment.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A lively delicate card today with a beautiful bouquet of tulips love the milled lavender and your Auvergne die, and a itsty bitsty bow to finish. Thanks Sue, hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to everyone , and happy birthday to the other Sue Wilson xx
Jean D xxxxx

SHARICA said...

Lovely card today .. :)

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card. I really like the stamping and colouring.

Theresa Pace said...

this card works so well together. it would double up easily as an Easter card. it is brilliant, hugs xx

Maria Alder said...

Gorgeous card Sue, amazing how you used the pva. I like it !

I wish everyone who are under the weather a speedy recovery,Gently Hugs to you all !
Hubby has got the man flu,sigh :-)

To all wilsonette's and some special friends, our little ones and to our wonderful Sue Have a good night, Warm Hugs
Maria x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card today, love the way you have coloured the tulips.

Many congratulations Nanna Tina, what wonderful news.

Kind regards :-)
Tina XX

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, hope you're all keeping safe, dry and warm.

A lovely, simple card to end the week.
Have a good weekend, everyone.

Hugs to all,
Angela in S. Wales Xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous Card again love the tulip stamp & of course your colouring it's superbly done. The embossing folder is one of my favourite. Thank you for your inspiration.
Love & hug's Lynda Brock xx

Happy birthday to Sue Wilson sorry late but hope you had a lovely day.Hug's Lynda xx

Myra glad your new ironing board works wonders
You could make a pinserest folder on ironing boards lol
Love Lynda xx

TOB Theresa thinking of you hope you get som restful sleep love Lynda xx

Alison hope you start to feel better soon hug's Lynda xx
Maureen hope you feel better as well hug's Lynda xx

Big Hug's Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Shelia G, Hazel,Patricia,Tina E TOB Theresa,Wheelybad,Jean D,Sam S,Steph,Cameeli,Norah,Pam Lynne M,Saba,Myra p Maria A & all Wilsonettes.
Love Lynda xx
Just to say I'v posted a card on my blog.

Elaine said...

Wow what a gorgeous card. Have a fab weekend x

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and my Wilsonettes friends,
Another beautiful card Sue to be proud of in lovely colours and at least these tulips will never droop unlike their real life counterparts. I think the pave pearl look is the one kind I could achieve no problem as the regulated ones have no chance.
Sorry I have never halted the whole day and so hence the late contribution and the brain has went to sleep long ago just to get the rest of me to follow suit.
Oh Alison flower, I am so sorry that you are going through the mill the now and to have broken ribs into the bargain that hurt like Billy-oh. I am sending gentle hugs down to you dear lady although I know they can't do anything for you at least you know your friends are here in force thinking of you. Gently does it from now on I think and I hope you are feeling more like yourself soon.
Happy birthday to our other Sue Wilson, I hope that you have had a great day and been spoiled rotten.
Myra, seeing your post on ironing boards and getting the lighter one sooner, mum got given my daddy's Auntie Joeys wooden ironing board as a wedding present (don't know how long Auntie Joey had it before giving it to mum) and they would have been married 50years on 20th of March this year. It will NOT be going to Kirstens as you can imagine. It is old and rickety now and heavy so I will ask the V&A if they want it for their collection as that is probably the best place for it.
Anyway I will leave you all because the body is catching up with the brain and end by sending hugs to all the wonderful Wilsonettes on blog and not at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil )

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card. It has everthing. Stampkng, embossing, die cuttjng and pearl border. GORGEOUS, SUE.

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. Love the Austrian border over the lower part of the embossing. When I first saw the picture I thought you'd double embossed that part.
Take care everyone.

Vie Carter said...

A beautiful card and the bow finishes it of perfectly


Haze T said...

Hi Sue
I adore this beautiful card, it's a lovely feminine card in every way & would be suitable for so many occasions..
The Tulips are stunning & look amazing in the colours you have chosen & That Paved dots frame is so beautiful & the bitty bow really adds that special finishing touch to your wonderful creation..
Love it !!

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Christine Williamson said...

Can I ask please, what would be the best paper/card to use for either embossing or diecutting? what gsm I mean? I ask for the gsm because I'm in the UK :)

Jean Bullock said...

My mother would adore this card. She loves tulips.

Janice Brummett said...

I love this card. I love tulips and the tulip stamp is a must have. What company is the tulip stamp from? It's a must have.