Monday, 12 January 2015

You Are Loved

 Hi crafters!  More extreme distressing, I know, I love this look so there have been several of these cards of late.  I just think it is so pretty and a bit different to my usual matting and layering.  I do hope you aren't tired of them just yet?  I started by cutting the New York Background in milk coloured card.  I trimmed the edge tight on it and backed it with Sky Blue card for contrast.  I cut two pieces of milk card larger than the background and tore the edges on both, making one slightly larger than the other.  I used the edge of my scissors to distress it even more.  I inked them with Antique Linen to give them a bit of a vintage feel before taping them together in the centre only, leaving the edge area free.  I then used my fingers to roll up the edges in spots to add to the extreme distressed look.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in gold on a piece of milk card then cut it out with the smaller die in the Copenhagen set.  I cut one of the Scandinavian tags in milk to put behind it as an accent.  I nipped it in half to add to the ends so the decorative ends peeked out from underneath.  Using the Complete petal Camellia and the open petal Camellia, I made several two toned flowers.  I coated the petals with Cosmic Lacquer and allowed them to dry before assembling the flowers (I let them dry overnight just to be sure).  I added flatback cream pearls in the centres and seated the flowers around my sentiment with some cream jute twine.  Finally I finished the card with a milk mat that I paper pierced the edge, then a thin blue mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue and all the crafty Crew!!

Wow Wow Wow!!! I love this card its just so pretty, perfect start to a gloomy Monday!!

The New York Background is stunning!! Have a great day and thanks for sharing...
Cameeli xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

A lovely card and such pretty little flowers.
Thanks for sharing

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the distress edges as I will confess I use them when my mat and layers are not perfect.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the distress edges as I will confess I use them when my mat and layers are not perfect.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, your shabby chic looks elegant mine looks scruffy. Your card is beautiful, I could never be fed up of your creations, they are all lovely. Take care all Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
It's a great look for a stunning card thankyou tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a real pretty card very femenine. I love the disstressed look to this its very effective. The little flowers are gorgeous. A different look for you but its beautiful.
Take care everyone who still has these horrible winds.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is simply in your face GORGEOUS Sue, I love this effect and am going to try it myself. High praise indeed. Hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I like the New York and camellia dies but not sure about the distressing - not quite my style
Pat x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the New York background and the delicate little flowers are so pretty. The complete card is beautiful.
Another early one for me as the flaming winds are back! Hope everyone is safe, sound and warm in the bad weather. Love to each and everyone of you. Love Alison xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the colour, background and flowers but sorry, the distressed edges are just not my cup of tea.
Stay safe in this weather. Sue xxx

Julie Elli said...

Gorgeous. A big favorite so faar this year. Big hug
Julie e

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. The background and colours are lovely.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue, love vintage so right up my street having the distressed edges. Pretty flowers and colours too x

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. This is screaming "Baby Boy" to me. Love, love, love those
fabulous-looking little flowers, they are absolutely beautiful.


Lind said...

Another beautiful card Sue,the `frill` look the distressed edge gives is lovely, thank you, Lindax

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Am I fed up with your distressed cards? NEVER! Because you could post every day using this tecnique and each one would be different giving us so many ideas. The background is absolutely stunning, the flowers are so pretty and I love the colours you've used. Why is it when you do distressed edges they look gorgeous while mine looks horrible? I've even bought a ruler that has different effect torn edges but it still looks awful. I start with a piece of card the size I need and by the time I finish it only big enough for a sentiment lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Linda Graham said...

Another beautiful card Sue,the `frill` look the distressed edge gives is lovely, thank you, Linda x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the vintage feel to this card. The little glazed flowers are seriously cute!! Thanks for sharing.
Keep safe in the wind everyone!

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, from a very windy Fife. Another wild night here and it sounds and looks like it's here for the day.
Love todays card apart from the distressed edges,
Hazel x

Anonymous said...

All the techniques, dies etc go together so well. Love the card Sue.

Clare W said...

GM Sue - love the distressing and those flowers are fab!
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Sue, love the little lacquered camellias but still not sold on the distressed edges even though you make them so well. Got a touch of OCD about neat edges!

'P' in wales

Maria Illsley said...

Lovely card Sue I do like the flowers xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful way to start the week - sky blue (and we all wish we could have some of that lately). Your background die is really a must have and it's working it's way to the top of my 'need' list. You're also getting me to come around to thinking that the distressed look really isn't too bad - still have a little way to go but I'm getting there. It goes without saying that your flowers are simply gorgeous - I really do like using the laquer on them;it just totally changes their appearance.

Norah - It's absolutely lovely to see your posts once again and to have your weather forecasts for your beautiful hills. I agree with you I too don't like the horrible slush we get but the pure white snow has nothing to compare. You can never 'blow your son's trumpet too much' he certainly has your talent and you have every reason to be so proud of him and I hope he's proud too. It's wonderful when one of our children follows even a little bit in our footsteps.

Just breaking daylight her and it looks somewhat frosty. Never mind it's a stay in day and of course what's more important it's a crafting day.

To everyone in pain or suffering for whatever reason I hope your days get better soon. To all please take care and stay safe -don't want to hear about any broken bones etc. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Happy Monday Wilsonettes. Im going to start by saying how fantastic the photography has been over the past few months. You ave always managed to show your cards really well, and as we all know, photo's never do cards justice and real life they always look so much prettier but you are giving us so much detail and depth we can see every tiny little detail, they are perfect.
I love this card and never realised just how lovely and delicate looking milk card is until mine arrived and now I dont want to share it lol along with my blush and aqua, am I selfish ?
I just know if I attempted these edges it would look like Id just taken it from the shredder, but like everything you do Sue its perfect (if distressed can be perfect) ?
Long horrible drive to Leeds today for my hospital appointment, and it knocks me sideways so no crafting today... On the plus side only 3 days before our craft shop opens again so I can spend my xmas/bday money : )
Will leave you with gentle hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

TDQ Karen said...

Surprising that such drastic action creates something so pretty, and the background is so beautiful too. Love the glazed flowers too x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card-the dies you have used are great. I also have OCD about straight edges so doubt I could manage the distressed look although it looks good on your card.


nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card and the
distressing is very trey chic not the normal
shabby chic love it.
Nancyd xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card using soft colours. Love the distressing on it, looks so decorative and adds dimension.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! I love the New York background! xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue distressing looks good.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the colours and the shine on the flowers is perfect. I wonder if that would work with Glossy Accents? Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A very pretty and fresh card beautiful colours just the thing to cheer up a miserable rainy v.windy Monday morning.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love the design.
I know a lot don't like distressing I do it now and again and quite like the effects I get.
Lancashire Steph I am sending you some (((((hugs)))))) sorry to hear your not so good. Keep that Craft Shop in mind that will also help.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

I love the extreme distressed look and must have a go at it. A lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Pam said...

Lovely card, colours and flowers gorgeous. Sentiment just right for you.
Still very windy here, take care everyone x

Muriel Kelly said...

Beautiful little flowers on a lovely card i wish we could get your card here, love the colours you use.
stay safe everyone in your winter weather, the grandchildren leave tomorrow after their summer holiday and I will miss them but will be thrilled to get back to some quiet crafting
Muriel x

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, the distressed effect looks great on this card and so different.

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

Glennis said...

Beautiful, I love the distressed edges

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it all xx hazel

Aspiring crafter said...

This card is really quite adorable Sue!!
Love the colours and the distressing(I'm a big fan of distressing) and the flowers are simply gorgeous.
Have a good day and keep safe everyone in the windy weather!
P.s Steph, sorry about your hospital visit

sonja_w said...

Fab card to start the week, especially like flowers and I think I need to add the cosmic lacquer to my shopping list. The distressed edges are gorgeous, how do you manage for them to look distressed and elegant at the same time? Xx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Loving your extreme distressing, I love the combination of dies you gave used on this card too, those Camelia flowers look stunning in that colour way too, another winner Sue, you are pretty good at this card making business! Haha! Hope you are well, hugs xxxxx
Janet, you will have to take some photos, it sounds beautiful watching the sun rise over the frosty countryside. Hugs to you both xxxx
Steph, I hope all goes well at the hospital today, take it easy afterwards, let yourself recover. Your local craft shop has had a good Christmas break! I bet the money is burning a hole in your pocket, which dies are you going to buy? Hugs Steph xxxx
Norah, I will be Back later to read your comment, it's so lovely having your comments to look forward again, hugs xxxx
Right I am off to see my girls off to school,
Huge hugs

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Stunning. I love the distress edges. I dont think we would get fed up with cards like this. Hugs Heather. X

carol quinn said...

such a stunning card sue, all the dies you've used are beautiful

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely cheerful colours today. Not a mad fan of distressed edges (mainly as they would look like next doors dog had a chew if I attempted it lol!)
Have a great day.
Ang x

Gail said...

Morning all,
Such a pretty card, a really useful design.
Gail Cx

Jill Berg said...

I do love the shine on the camellias - they look so perfect!

The distressed edges add a great touch

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really pretty card. I love the flowers and background dye.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. I love the beautiful dies and your distressed edges are great. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card. X

Anonymous said...

This looks like a treasured memento from Victorian times you found in the attic...very pretty..and love the glazed flowers


Clai01 said...

Absolutely gorgeous !

karenlotty said...

I love everything about this card the colours, distressing, flowers etc

gwen70 said...

The card is very pretty Sue, love the dies and flowers but I don't know about the distressing, it really isn't my thing

pinky said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I NEED that background and WANT the flowers die!!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card. hugs to all. Take care.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another really pretty card. I love colours you have used and the design is great.
Take care xx

Debs A xxx

Jayne S said...

A stunning card, I love this look, also great colour combination.

DMJ said...

Have just got this background and cant stop using it!!!! Nor too sure about the distressed look - knowing my luck, it would end up looking like a disaster!!!

Doreen x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely loving the distressed look, simply great.
The sky blue card is a favourite of mine too.
Thanks for sharing. x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your card today is just so stunning. I love everything about it, colours, dies, distressing, flowers etc.
I have not tried distressing in this way so I think it is time I had a try as it looks so good.
This is such a great card for a gloomy day!
Lesley S x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
This card sings to me..... it's absolutely adorable. Sadly, whenever I try to distress the edges, they just look rubbish, not spectacular as yours. So I've stopped trying, but perhaps I should persevere........
Anyway, thank you for sharing and brightening up a very dull, grey morning/day.
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the flowers are so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Who could tire of this look?
I simply adore the glazed flowers they look stunning, like porcelain!!
Lorna D

Anne Crawford said...

Love this card! I don't know how you manage to make distressed edges look delicate , but you do , it looks so pretty and the camelia flowers are perfect, I love everything about this card but I'm sure if I tried it it would look like ( mince! ) a scottish expression for a mess Lol!
Hope all goes well for you at the hospital today Steph, just think of all the goodies you are going to buy xo
Love and hugs to all xo

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the flowers, and the colours blend so well. I have tried the lacquer, but should have put the pearl on after ! lol
Take care
Love Marg

Julie Kay said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colours and the mini daisies. Just what we need with the weaher being as it is in England. Crafty Regards Julie kay x

hollyberry said...

Lovely card and this background is gorgeous.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card....the coliurs are pretty and I love the faux porcelain flowers.
Hugs to all who need them and may your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely spring looking card Sue, on such a dull day too. Thank you.Xx

evis said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this card. The colours remind me of Spring although the weather outside is anything but Spring like.
Evis M.

Pam Elder said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely combination of colours another stunning creation. I look forward to your daily presentation With great appreciation .Your work is truly inspirational .thanks Sue.
Hugs Pam.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW this card is stunning, so delicate and pretty
Carol x

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue. I don't normally like distressed edges (I am a neat freak!), but love the way you have done yours. I also like the lacquered flowers. If I have time today I might pop up to my local craft shop to see if they have the background die and flowers in stock. I still have a little christmas money left although I have ordered some of your stamps to die for which I am eagerly awaiting. Have a great day. xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, love the flowers, not a huge fan of distressing but your is not too much it blends very well.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes,
The distressing looks like vintage lace/ribbon that has seen better days. Your card with the distressing Sue because you sort of angle it looks better than other distressing out in the wide world. Normally i just don't like distressing but yours always looks designer distressing. I love both the roses and the new camelia dies as they make such pretty flowers. Today's card is lovely, thank you Sue for another insight into Sue's world.
Cameeli, i am so sorry i wasn't with it to welcome your little prince into the world. I hope that him and his mum are both well and thriving.
Steph, i hope that at least your drive to Leeds will be worth it for you, but take it easy today and hopefully you will be raring to go tomorrow again.
Well Kirsten and Ryan get the keys to their first home today and she is fair anxious to get in and make a start. Ryan wants her to get Sky in right away and she has said no because the lazy pollution will sit and watch telly all day long and not lift a paint brush to help. He thinks they should just get someone in to do it(but his parents have got money to do these things) and Kirsten is having none of it as says they need the money that they would spend on a decorator for other essentials and that does not include something that they can do themselves(nice one Kirsten). This young man is going to come down to earth with an awful thump with my Kirsten as we have always had to save up for the materials and do the work ourselves. You have heard the saying "he couldn't boil an egg", well he literally couldn't as he doesn't know how to. I can see a few disputes on the horizon before the years out somehow. On the upside i will get back my cupboards, and hallway from all the things that i have here for their house. Campbell is going to find it very strange without his wee girl here as he is devoted to her.
Well from a strange day here at the Ochils where it doesn't know whether to shine, rain, blow a gale or what, i will wish you all well. Sending hugs to all the wonderful Angels on here and not at moment.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This card is gorgeous, but I agree with Heather T and Lancashire Steph, I always end up with a piece about an inch square, or it looks like I've retrieved it from the shredder!!! BUT when you do it Sue, it looks gorgeous.
Sandra - Hope you got the girls off to school safely.
Alimecca - the winds in Newcastle are horrendous, and we've got the rain as well.
Everyone, have as good a day as you can and stay warm and safe xx

C A W said...

Wow, a real beauty, your distressing very effective and the flowers fabulous. thanks Carol

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the extreme distress look, I have never tried this technique myself so must try it out! Love Jean xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Stunning card! I absolutely love the distressed shabby look. My favourite!! Love the pastel blue too.


Ivy L xx

hotpotato said...

what a gorgeous card Sue, I just love it.

TOB said...

Hi all, beautiful card gorgeous colours.
hugs Theresa xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card for us today, I love your distressing, it always looks so good, plus another die for my wish list!
Very wet and windy here today stay safe and warm everyone, take care Jess x

val jones said...

Hi Sue, i never get tired of seeing any type of card you make as every one is fantastice.
Love the colours used today-really pretty.
Love Val in Spain x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What great looking so pretty ,hugs sarah xxx

Paula said...

A very pretty card Sue!

Paula x

Saba said...

Good Morning Sue,
I remember this card from the November launch of your new die collection. I loved it then and if it's possible, I love it even more now. Those distressed edges turn what would have been a beautiful card Into what is a truly fabulous card. The New York background is stunning, and your glazed flowers are so pretty.

Steph, thinking of you today, hope the journey to Leeds wasn't too awful and your consultation went well. Coincidentally my sister has an appointment there today as well.

Love and hugs


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love everything about this card. It is so romantic looking.
Veronique L

foxyg said...

Looks quite effective, but not sure mine would be as good.

Kate's Cards said...

The card is like me feeling a bit rough at the edges! A lovely card once again.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Simply stunning. Love it. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and gorgeous flowers
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lesley Thomas said...

Not tired of distressing at all, I just wish I could do it as neatly and evenly as you.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. I love the distressed look it gives such a pretty finish to an already pretty card. Perhaps you could run a short video tutorial to show how you achieve such a controlled edge, this might to convert the less enthusiastic! Anne x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

Another beautiful card. Personally I'm not a fan of the distressed look but I could still use the rest of the card design for ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning card.

Take care


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the New York background and the pretty small flowers.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love the separate elements especially the flowers but not, I'm sorry to say, the edges. I think you know I am not a fan of distressing even though yours finishes the card perfectly.

As Norah has said the weather cannot make up its mind today. When I started this it was sunny but I have just had to put the light on again to see the keyboard so I think we are in for yet another downpour.

Rach83 said...

Oooooooh! This is stunning, Sue. I love those flowers - so cute. Your dies always look amazing and I had a lot of fun playing with them yesterday. Thanks for more great inspiration.

Rachel x

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW this is sooo beautiful Sue.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

So, so pretty.

Swiftycrafter said...

Love the distressing Sue and the flowers are sensational, you're such a clever lady, thank you for sharing.
Lynne x

June Horrocks said...

What a masterpiece sue it's beautiful thank you for shering love to all
June xxxx

Sparrow said...

Lovely card.

Caron28 said...

Really beautiful card Sue. xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, a bit rustic and a bit classical.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Lesley Cann said...

I really love this card especially the distressed look and the flowers. I have the dies so must have a go.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, makes a dull morning a little brighter!

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Stunning ...
Happy crafting ...x

Jean said...

Another stunning card!

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card! Phew! I am not a fan of distressed edges either but yours look so much better then mine. Yours look just a little upset - whereas mine look more devastated !
Your little flowers are gorgeous as is the blue shade.
Steph - safe journey across the Pennines - lots of roadworks too! Hope visit not too bad. Rest tomorrow - think about craft shopping . x
Anne - you made me laugh about "mince" not heard that one for a while . Such a descriptive one . We had a power cut for a whole 15 minutes last night! By the time I'd lit candles and sat down all the lights came back on. Very thankful however.
Norah - could just imagine the Ochils in their icing sugar tops.
Must go, Children's Craft today and my tray is not ready!
Love to all,
Myra xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
love this card those flowers are fab xxx
crafty hugs helen terry xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Totally love this card.....the distressed look is great!!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely card. I bought my first Sue Wilson die this weekend, the Floral Meadow Striplet. I have yet to make a complete card, but I did cut the die out and coloured in the flowers and leaves, and then I attached some clear packing tape to the back and used gilding flakes to create a background, which looked very nice.

Can I ask how you make your finished cards, as the size dimensions you give for most of your cards could not be made from an A4 piece of card.


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card your disstresing looks like a crinkle crush ribbon how you make it so pretty. Must try it again but it never looks like yours Sue :0(( . Love the New York background die is gorgeous & the flowers & colour.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

TOB Theresa hope your not in too much pain sending you Gentle Hug's love Lynda xx

Steph hope all goes well for your hospital appointment safe journey hope you not too shattered & in too much pain. Have a good rest with feet up.
Sending you Gentle Hug's love Lynda xx

Big Hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Myra P,Maria A,Hazel,Patricia,Sheila G,Jean D,Tina E,Steph,Wheelybad,Yorkilass,Norah,Lynne M,Saba,Pam,Lindsay,Cameeli,TOB Theresa,
& all Wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I adore the little Camelia flowers and of course the background and other dies, but sorry, I'm not keen on the distressing either. hugs, Karen x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I adore the little Camelia flowers and of course the background and other dies, but sorry, I'm not keen on the distressing either. hugs, Karen x

Cazzie D said...

Afternoon Sue,
A gorgeous card again today. I made something very similar on Friday using the Scandinavian background die. The colours were the same too. I made it for a friend who is a very talented and experienced crafter and she was over the moon with it - so thank you for your telepathical inspiration!!!
Caz x

Jane said...

Hi Sue

An other beautiful card and I love the distressing like a lace ruffle.
Love Jane B

Anonymous said...

Lurve this....Thanks Sue. Mabex

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous distressed border and the flowers are so lovely! Great card!!

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty Flowers .. xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card today Sue, colours, shapes and textures are all working together to produce a fab card, must add more items to my wishlist. Congrats to all the blog winners with craftihappiness and love from Macky

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely stunning, I love everything about this card. The dies are beautiful and I love the colours you have used and those flowers are so pretty.
I also love the distressed look and must be brave and try it for myself although I doubt it will look as pretty as yours lol

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, well I sort of can now quess how you made this card, but not this particular one. I thought you had used a golden embossing paste without a stencil and layered it a bit like putting icing on a cake but roughly. I new I should have sat and read and looked as is my usual day starts. Today I decided to bottom my craft room, I am in serious pain and what's worse I think you had had a bad day. I can't believe I just typed that but that's what I thought.
Tomorrow I will return to my slow and steady regime once again. Please forgive me.
X Ros

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the distressed edges! I really think it adds so much to a card! Absolutely beautiful and those flowers are divine! TFS!

dragonswing said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card---as usual!!! The colors are so fresh and the flowers remind me of my childhood when I would find forget-me-nots in the back yard by the creek. I usually do not like when crafts are distressed, but this is an exception. It looks like lace to me. Well done!!

terrie said...

I love the color combo of this card...both colors plays well with each other..
Very pretty card.
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Hey! Welcome to the wonderful world of Sue's dies.
Sue rarely makes opening cards (only once in a while to keep us on our toes!) just a panel .... However, you can make a big card by joining two A4 sheets discreetly on the short sides and cutting off the excess.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue an crafty crew
Loving this card sue. I have to say tho u make the distressing look oh so pretty!! I've watched u do this technique on one of ur shows. However mine never turns out as pretty maybe I need to take more time an care with it but then I wouldn't wanna give it away to anyone if it was as pretty lol x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue - I never get tired of looking at any of your cards and this one is no exception. I have tried distressing although I am not a lover of it and usually give up but yours always looks so pretty and delicate. I must persevere! Best wishes

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, what an incredible card! I've never been brave enough to try distressing my card but after seeing what a great effect it gives to the finished card, I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and give it a go. The flowers are so sweet with the lacquer on the petals. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Cathie Weary said...

I am not usually a fan of distressed edges, however, I really love this card. I think the reason is that you have used 2 pieces of cardstock and distressed both which kind of gives a bit of a ruffled edge to it. I will have to give it a try.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card, such lovely colours too. I love the background die. I just have one of the latest release- the I've brought just before Christmas just so I could add Ivy to the paper wreathes I put on a couple of cards! Have been ooh-ing and aah-ing (like to-ing and fro-ing but while admiring stash, dies or stamps that are pushing their way up to the top of my hit list) over the new York dies but I think many of the backgrounds would work in a similar way.

The distressing I like. Have tried it a couple of times but I noticed the type and weight of card made a difference to how I did it. I've used the edge of scissors, a sanding block and tried tearing. I'm pretty hit and miss so I agree a video would be a big help.

Steph, rest well. Car journeys are rough for me too.
I am exhausted. Up late, up early and I was stil quite a way away from completing so I phoned and explained my problem and the nice chap gave me an extension. good job too as I'm seeing double and feeling like I want to doze off!

good news though, I have the most comfortable derrière in the whole of Suffolk, cushion came today and maybe that's why I keep wanting to drop off :-)

Many many hugs to all of you.

T x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I dont think anyone can get tired of your cards. This is another beautiful example of your work, and one that I have on my to try list. Take care. Bx

Txcowgirl said...

Hello Sue,
Love the distressed look of this card, and I just bought the NY background, so this makes me even more anxious to try it. So beautiful.
I've been watching the live CHA shows in California. How I would love to go to the convention, and my daughter lives in CA, but it's still 3 days from Texas.
They also started the Create and Craft TV channel here in the USA. I wondered if Sue's dies are ever on the show. Mostly British hosts, so learning more of the local vernacular.

auscrafts said...

like the card but undecided about the distress edges .I think I like them but I would never be able to send anyone I know a distressed card they would think it was only thrown together and couldn't be bothered to make them a nice neat card .

Karen Drew said...

Very pretty card. Going to try distressing the edges of my cards. i expect mine will look like something has been chewing it!! Lol.
Karen xx

Gail Chase said...

Lovely as usual Sue! Hope you are enjoying California. This is a perfect Monday card, something to cheer us all up.

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
I really like the format of this card. I know you said you have used them alot recently but keep them coming. I wish I could get the hang of tearing paper better. Mine just look like accident lol. I'm better at just roughing up the edges with a blade. Yours look far more effective.more practice me thinks.
Take care and keep warm. The wind is freezing in Blackpool.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Janice K said...

I love the extreme distressed look particularly when it's combined with the stunning New York background-great card! x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love it. Love this background die. Love it.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful. Love the soft baby blue and creates a lovely effect.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, wow, wow stunning card today & I love the extreme distressing effect as It makes the card really pop & softens the edges I think.
Love the colour combo you have chosen & the glazed flowers are beautiful together with the delicate new York background.

Elegant, stunning & very beautiful, love it....

Crafty Hugs
haze xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous, I love it

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Better late than never with my comment it.
Beverley W

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I'm a bit late, internet rouble and then a power cut. Love this card and your extreme distressing could never tire of it, the little flowers are so pretty and the background is stunning.
Steph hope the hospital visit went well and also Valerie, Saba's sister. gentle hugs to both of you.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes, here and missing.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Just lovely. What more can I say. Think I've said before that I don't usually like the look of tearing and distressing card, but the way you do yours is gorgeous. SueL x

julie laz said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, crafty hugs Julie xx

Theresa Pace said...

i love this look! the 2 extreme contrasts work really well together. you go from the precise and perfect cut of the die to the shabby, distressed, unevenly torn card.
brill idea. keep them coming, hugs xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really pretty. Not sure my distressing would come out like that! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely cheerful, uplifting card Sue and not because of the sentiment!

Mary Mac

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love how you have done the distressing around the edges, and how you have manipulated the edges, giving a beautiful 'frilly' effect.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and I do love distressing but you still manage to make your distewssimg look pretty xx GailT xx

nannapat said...

I love the extreme distressing - it looks like a ruffle - and the flowers are so pretty. Pat x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
When I first looked at the card I thought you'd used frilly lace and thought that's nice,then when I read the process on how you'd made it I was quite surprised.I'm converted to this effect now,really great.

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue, hugs Carole Z xx

craftynanna said...

Glorious card Sue, i love the dies the colour and the flowers and i love the torn edges but still havn't tried it myself but i will, sorry i havn't posted for a couple of days as i havn't felt too good i have been in a lot of pain with my pesky back and knee's.
i was really excited today as my new embossing boards came and a new sue die too lol,
hugs to all Johanna

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, love it
Di B x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card your distressed edges are great mine just look tatty but will stick at it and keep trying. The New York background die is lovely and so are your dainty flowers, thanks Sue hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to everyone ,
Hugs Jean D xxxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card today the New York die looks fantastic you really have shown it off to it's full potential as only you can. Love this card with the exception of the distressing sorry it is not for me.
Take care everyone
Margaret corgi owner

Diane said...

Hi Sue the designer distressed edges are beautiful on your card but I too would have a card that would look like it had been chewed by a dog. You manage to make them look so pretty. The flowers are gorgeous too. Take care love Diane G xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I love this card, and in the past I have been reserved my opinions about the distressed look., but the more you do it, I think it is a lovely frill around the card. I don't know if I will do it yet until I have tried it several more times in the privacy of my own work room, as I know I will make it it look like something my kitties have played with for weeks.

Hi Norah, I am on the same wave length. I think the fun of building a home is saving for it, but both mine children have walked into ready made homes. Dishwashers, washing machines & pick up the phone to order a meal. When we moved into our new home we had a 2nd hand settee, a bed and a camping gas ring to cook on. We had the best sausage & bacon sandwiches on that little stove until we bought a cooker, and we loved every minute.

Steph, Gentle hugs, sleep well tonight.

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Laura O' Connor said...

a fantastic card,love the flowers .Laura O

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Stunning. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Vie Carter said...

I love this colour combo and card layout

I was lucky to win a card giveaway and it has this distressed matting look and it is so nice, it has place of honour in my little craft room


Julie Elli said...

I love everything about this card Sue. Gorgeous. Big hug
Julie e

Elaine said...

Wow this is really pretty x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow what a really stunning card this is. That die is stunning as it the flowers
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the distressed background, it really is a nice effect and the dies you've used are fab, especially those flowers.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Heike said...

Just stunning. Heike x

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Eunice said...

I really enjoy the flowers on this card, they are so uplifting!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is beautiful. I love everything about it. I love your distressed edges. Your Camelia flowers look fab. Thanks for sharing this lovely card. Sending you lots of love today from Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, sending everyone lots of love today from Tres x x x

Tracy said...

Really pretty card. I love the flowers!

Darlene4527 said...

Love the distressed look. Would like it if you would demo the technique.

Sandy H said...

Your distressed look card is so pretty. As others have said, a tutorial would be helpful. My attempts look pretty awful and only fit for the bin.
Take care everyone.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, love the extreme distressing never get tired of it! The flowers are so pretty along with htat beautiful die....Love it ll.

Angela Wade said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. Loving this, as it's one of my favourites.

Hugs to all,

Angela, in a very wet, S. Wales Xx

Paula said...

I really like the look of distressed edges and combined with your dies Sue, they make up a lovely card.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
the distressed edges are great. They fit very well to the elegance of the card which is so beautiful again.
Rolf xxx

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Jane said...

I too love the style of this card the colours are so delicate fabulous.

Jane xx