Friday, 2 January 2015

You Made My Day

Hello crafters!  Now that all the festivities are officially over, let's get down to some serious crafting! LOL  Okay, well maybe just some fun crafting and I'm starting with this pretty little number from the Gemini Collection!  It made a quick appearance during the blog launch, but I thought it should really have it's own day on the blog.  Sometimes my cards have a story and this one sort of does.  I was at a trade show in Atlanta last July and I met a lady that has the most amazing hand dyed silk ribbons.  I was literally drooling over them when I saw them!  I chatted with her for quite a while about them, hoping to be able to bring to the Creative Expressions line.  However, they were rather pricey (due to the hand dyed part and the silk part!), but she gave me a few samples and this card using one of them!  Just look at that luscious teal silk ribbon (be still my beating heart!)  I just fell in love with the hombre look to her ribbon!  She gave me several yards of it so you may just see it show up on a few more cards (when I am done stroking it and looking at it longingly! LOL)  This was a real quick card I made using the Carina Gemini die as a petticoat bottom.  I cut it three times and used the same edge for the top and bottom and switched it around for the middle layer.  I tucked a piece of teal card under the bottom layer so it showed through the cut out areas.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the tag from the New York Collection and inked through the die with Peacock feather Distress ink before removing it.  I mounted it the upper corner and added my messy bow at the edge of my petticoat on the opposite side.  I paper pierced a white border, then added a thin teal mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"
 x  8" in size.

The winner of the Orphan Cards is:

Jean Phillips!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x


Patricia Youdell said...

Good morning
I agree the ribbon is beautiful, and this card is quite lovely
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you beautiful card. Congrats to Jean lovely start to 2015.
Take care all Kitty.

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes.
A pretty card. The ribbon matches perfectly.

Congratulations to a very lucky Jean Philips :-)
I'm so envious.

Warm hugs to all,
Angela in sunny Dubai Xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
I Love This Awesome Card, I Love The Colours You've Used The Coconut White And The Teal, I Love The Rich Opulent Ribbon And I'm So Sad You Couldn't Bring It To Creative Expression As I'm A Huge Fan Of Ribbon, And The Close Up Shot Really Shows The Ribbon At Its Best.
I've Also Purchased All The Gemini Dies And I Love Them As They Can Be Used In So Many Ways, I Even Used Them On The Flap Of An Envelope I was Sending Out Very Pretty Indeed.
Sue Thank You For Today's Beautiful Card I Just Love It Thank You For All The Tips And Techniques I'm Looking Forward To Seeing Many More!
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Visit Sue's Awesome Blog, Congratulations To the Gift Winner Of Sue's Beautiful Orphaned Cards!

Jan.moogie said...

White and teal what a gorgeous combination add to it a Sue Wilson die or two and you have a recipe for a fantastic card. The icing on top is that beautiful ribbon. Stunning card today Sue a great start to our new year collection. xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the teal colour and the card design is stunning.
Congratulations to Jean
Happy crafting
Love and hugs
Love Tina x x x x x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Your card is gorgeous and ribbon is lovely. Can imagine how much that would cost lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Oh how could you use this beautiful beautiful ribbon! Apart from that it's silk it's 'TEAL' in colour. Just how beautiful a combination is that!!!!!! This definitely has to go into my 'NEED' file even though I do not stand a chance of ever owning some!!!!!
Today's gift is truly beautiful. Simple in format but what a statement it makes. I love your set of Gemini dies and have two but more are on my list.

I hope that everyone is now back to normal (I know I am - well as normal as I can be)and so crafting 2015 here I come but first as it's Friday it's going to Market day in Corbigny to see if anything has changed since November and hopefully seeing all the regulars there. It's very very cold and a good thickness of frost so wrap wrap and wrap again before we go.

Norah - you are in my thoughts and prayers on this very stressful day for you and the family. Please remember all the good things and do as 'Aunty Jean would have you do'. Hope to see you back soon.

Many congratulations to Jean - what a fantastic way to start the new year.

To anyone feeling under the weather and in pain I hope you feel better soon. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Morning Sue, interesting card, although I'm not sure it will be in my favourite list.

vinita jain said...

Good Morning Sue!
A gorgeous creation and a perfect match of silk dyed ribbon!
Love and Hugs!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
OMG! That ribbon is beautiful and if it were mine it would stay in the ribbon box lol. Your card is fabulous I love the Gemini die (okay! I love all your dies lol).
Congratulations Jean
Hugs x
Heather T

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fabulous start to the New Year to see I have won your Orphaned xards! I can assure you they will be treasured and have a wonderful life with me. Todays card is gorgeous too. Love Jean xxx

ang said...

Gorgeous card,lovely colours beautiful ribbon angxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card with that gorgeous ribbon (I'm with you, it really is wonderful isn't it : )
(I really love hearing more about why you use particular items, like the tale behind this ribbon, or any extra things about what is going on so thank you for todays post.) I bet you wanted to buy so much of this ribbon at the trade fair, shame it's so expensive.
Congratulations Jean, so many beautiful cards to treasure : )
Nora, I will be thinking of you today.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Super card, Sue, especially as it's the Carina die I won on the launch - and always up for more inspiration!
Yes, luscious ribbon, as you say but wonder what is a hombre look?
So pleased for Jean to be adopting the orphans as she had a special use in mind.

'P' in Wales

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Such a pretty card today and the ribbon is just stunning. Congratulations to Jean on winning the orphaned cards. x

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue and the ribbon is gorgeous!
All the colours work perfectly with the design, stunning!

Vick said...

Hey there Sue, Ooh I love this card and I adore that teal colour its gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, the first one of the year, and here's to lots of inspiration!! Hugs, Vick xx
Wild Orchid Crafts Designer
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Glennis said...

So pretty!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - oooooo that ribbon caught my eye also as soon as the image of todays card appeared on my pc - love it - am wondering if there is a DIY way to get the same effect?... if so Sue, please do tell!

Back to normal service today - housework in earnest and them some crafty time - bliss!
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Luscious ribbon on a pretty card.

June Smith said...

Morning sue, pam and all wilsonettes, I remember this card before and fell in love with it then, it is just beautiful I really love the ribbon but as you say this is such a special card so it adds just the final touch to it.

we are all packed just waiting for breakfast then going on the long journey home, then I can see on my PC all your beautiful cards for the past week in all there glory.

stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

So pretty Sue ribbon is lovely . Well done Jean. Enjoy, JJxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the striking teal on white, and you are right the ribbon is lovely. Congratulations to Jean on your lovely collection of card win

DMJ said...

That ribbon does look luscious!!!! Love the teal colour too,

Doreen x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a pretty card and I love the ribbon which is such a vibrant colour and the New York collection is gorgeous...

Congratulations Jean!!

Have a nice relaxed day everyone...

Cameeli xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and the
teal ribbon is truly truly scrumptious.
Congratulations Jean lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & the ribbon is gorgeous. Congrats to the winner.

I have a day off work today & am heading out to the craft shops with a friend to see if there are any bargains.


karenlotty said...

Love it The ribbon is gorgeous I still can't get my head around using ribbon It always looks out of place on my cards even though I have most of your bow dies too

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - your sentiments on cards are always so apt - you certainly help to make my days! Love this card and the teal is one of my favourite colours. The ribbon looks beautiful and so tactile in the photograph and is the perfect colour match. Congratulations to Jean - best wishes

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You have used my favourite colours today. I just think the teal and white go fantastic togeather and then you have used that gorgeous ribbon, which seems to be a perfect match what more could a girl ask for lol. I got some of your gemini dies for christmas off my husband so i think a little playtime later and see if i can make something along the same lines.
Congrats to jean on winning your orphan cards. I am sure she will treasure them.
Hope you have had a nice break over the festive season and had some time to relax and recharge your batteries for another busy year ahead.
Best Wishes and have a great weekend.
Denise T x

carol quinn said...

another stunning card sue

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Yes lovely ribbon... And a lovely card ...x
Happy Crafting ...

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning. Love the colours, would love to see that ribbon in the flesh, it looks gorgeous. Congrats to Jean on getting to adopt the orphan cards. Have a great day al. Bx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card, luscious ribbon!! Thank you Sue. Xx

Clai01 said...

Happy New Year Sue
the ribbon is just gorgeous as is the card x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.
The ribbon just sets it off.

Jane said...

So very nice the love the ribbon and the card.

Jane xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Wonderful sentiment too xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am with you on the ribbon, absolutely beautiful, you know me and ribbon, I have so much of it, some just for looking at! I was lucky enough to get this die for Christmas, so I will be able to have a play.

Love Rosemarie xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Have you played with making that ribbon with Promarkers, I think its worth a go!
It is beautiful but not as much as your Die... now that is lovely!
Have a good day
Take care

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card and ribbon, congrats to the winner of the orphan cards

Linda Johnson said...

What a lovely card, Sue. Love the colours.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. To look at this very pretty card you would never think it was a 'quick' one to make, the effect that you've created is stunning as is the gorgeous ribbon. Congratulations to Jean.x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue and the wow ribbon lucky lady winning this gift love to all June xxxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card ..... that ribbon is "to die for" no wonder you were drooling.
Mm! Mm! would just love some of that.
Have a wonderful day

Patricia xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is another beautiful card - also fully understand why you drooled over the ribbons. I love the colour combo, too.
What a brilliant start to 2015.
Hugs, Rose

Marion said...

Hi Sue very clean looking card ,love the colour .
congratulations to the winner of the cards ,what a nice way to start the new year.
Marion H

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I agree with you the ribbon is quite beautiful as is the card .
Congrats to Jean ... you lucky girl .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Pam said...

A beautiful card to start 2015. Love the way the border looks so lacy.
Congratulations to Jean for winning orphan cards.
Hope everyone is well and warm.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I must agree the ribbon is beautiful and im sure more so in real life. This is a beautuful card. I haven't got the gemini die yet but its one on the wish list which will dwindle each month. Thanks again Sue. Congrats Jean im sure you'll give your card a good home. Hugs Heather x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I too love this ribbon. Silk ribbon is so good for bows as it holds the shape so well. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Jean. What a lucky lady.
Have a good day everyone.

Anonymous said...

I can see why you wanted the ribbon - it's gorgeous. Love the colour.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. The ribbon is gorgeous and depth of colour in the photo is lovely. You can see by the tones it is hand dyed, I like it very much.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the ribbon! x

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue and a very happy new year. Comments box has been playing up for me so this is the first opertunity to wish everyone a really fab 2015. I agree that the ribbon is gorgeous and I think the card is too. Thank you for sharing. Big hug.
Julie E

Kerryn Ashton said...

Such a beautiful card, and the ribbon is divine. I can see why you love it so much. Think I will need to get this die.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is beautiful, all matches lovely
Carol x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do love your new dies. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Ah yes the ribbon is lovely and it's so hard to actually use a bit of crafty stuff that we treasure so much.
And it is lovely to be back to normal, I'm looking forward to some proper time crafting now.
Lorna D

CHERYL brown said...

Well, what a fantastic start to the year Sue. Every time I think you cannot outdo previous cards, up pops one to blow our minds away. As you say 'drool' over the ribbon, it is spectacular. Does she have a site we could order from? Just for special occasions mind.
Congratulations to Jean on winning the orphans. You must be over the moon.
Norah, my thoughts and prayers are with you to draw comfort in what will be a very sad occasion.
Grandson Joseph was very pleased to be able to start the Football Match by kicking off. Pete would have been so proud of him. We have a lovely photo of him with the whole team which will be a very treasured item for many years.
It is bright and sunny this morning in my part of Somerset but also a tad chilly, so wherever you are, if going out stay safe and wrap up warmly.
Good luck at the market Janet.

Hugs Cheryl xxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Oh my goodness, what a fab start to a new year of crafting, gorgeous ribbon on such a pretty card! I will be totally honest and say that i really wasn't sure about the Gemini dies to start with, but after playing with Pat's Lyra die and seeing some of the many ways you can use these amazing dies changed my mind and now they are on 'The List'! Thank you Sue xxxx
Oh Janet, what I wouldn't give to be toasting my toes in front of your log burner, whilst my tummy rumbles in anticipation of the gourmet delights you will bring back from the market in Corbigny! Please be safe on those treacherous French country roads. I am looking forward to your daily updates of life in the French countryside, thank you for sharing xxxxx
Norah, thoughts are with you today my lovely xxx
Pat & Mrs B, it's been way too long, I am missing you x
June Smith, drive safe, lovely to have you 'home' x
Congratulations Jean, enjoy your gift xxx
Hugs to all,
Sandra xxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card and lovely ribbon.
Evis M.

Kate's Cards said...

Love the card as for the ribbon.........

Anne Crawford said...

Such a pretty card and the ribbon is gorgeous, I wonder if you just touched the edge of the tape ribbon ( while still in folds) with distress ink ,might give a similar effect? I suppose it's worth trying as I love the dark edge on the ribbon, I have this die so feel a playtime coming on!
Congratulations Jean ! I'm sure you will treasure and enjoy your wards!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty card and lovely colour
Denise X

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue I love this card today I used this die to make some really nice Christmas cards so this is another way to use it. Teal is one of my favourite colours at the moment. Beryl xx

Lesley Thomas said...

If you will forgive the expression, that ribbon is to dye for! Lovely card to put it on, too

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - this is the last day of our holiday to our home Island of Islay but am looking forward to getting back to start crafting again! However the first job will be to put all the Christmas stash away for another year!
I love today's card - simple but very effective and love the teal ribbon!
Congratulations to Jean - you lucky lady!
Janette x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card and the ribbon is gorgeous can see why you stroke it.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I to love the ribbon and the die that you have used. Love how you've layered the die up to look like the bottom of a frilly petticoat that they used to wear in the olden days. Congratulations to Jean on winning all those fantastic cards.
Hugs to all those in pain today.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I Can see why you love the ribbon, it's gorgeous ! Teal just about my favourite colour.
Congratulations Jean.
Hugs for all Gail C x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very delicate and pretty. Gorgeous ribbon. Congratulations to the very lucky winner.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A really lovely card, the ribbon adds a touch of Wilson luxury really it does and the colours are beautiful.
Enjoy your day.
Margaret corgi owner

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card love love the bow! Congrats to Jean and Happy New Year Sue and everyone! Hugs Carole Z X

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is gorgeous, and as for that ribbon who wouldn't like to own some of that???
Congrats to Jean on winning those orphans, they will be well loved.

Steph, Lynda has left you a message on my blog ref your die and the EBosser, hope it helps you.

Hazel x

Diane said...

Hi Sue today's card is so pretty and the teal is definitely my favourite colour. Oh goodness what beautiful ribbon, I don't think I would use it at all, just sit and stroke it! How gorgeous . Hope you have a great day Sue. Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations Jean on winning the orphans and reforming them xxx
June drive carefully xxxx
Norah thinking of you today xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and the ribbon is delicious. Nice to read the story behind it, shame it would have been too expensive for general sale.

Congratulations Jean on winning the orphans. I know you will give them a good home and I am sure they will give inspiration to your new craft group.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Julia and all

lovely card for its simplicity. I can understand the ribbon drooling, it is lovely. I'm amazed you managed to use it. Congrats to Jean.

Best wishes

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
A truly beautiful card today, Sue, and you are quite right - the ribbon is gorgeous (sigh).
Congrats to Jean, look after the little darlings!!!!
Norah, thinking of you.
I hope everyone has as good a day as they can, thinking of those in trouble of any kind. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful clean and simple in favourite colours of teal and white and the ribbon is lovely. Have pinned it. Congratulations to Jean
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card. A taste of things to come in 2015. Love the ribbon.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the design but as ever teal isn't my colour!
Ribbons are gorgeous. What is it about crafters and ribbon?

Norah, in my thoughts on a difficult day.

Congratulations jean.

Love to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Beautiful card and ribbon love them. love Jean Z xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Sue, wow, the teal silky ribbon is really fantastic, you have a great treasure with this precious ribbon!!
Love this card, and the Carina Gemini die is one of the my favourite dies.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Beautiful. Love teal an white that ribbon looks smashing. I'm no good with ribbon or trying to make bows that's why I love ur bow die line much easier for me lol
Well done jean on ur amazing win lucky lady!!!

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Congratulations to the lucky winner.


Ivy xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, the ribbon is beautiful, sometimes it is so hard to use something we love so much on our cards, no wonder you were drooling over it.

Congratulations Jean on winning the orphan cards, well done.

Norah you are in our thoughts today.

Take care everyone Jess x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

beautiful card, colours and ribbon - fabulous start to the year

Muriel xx

yorkielass said...

Hello,Sue, What a fabulous start to 2015, this card is exquisite, can see why you drooled over the ribbon, it is scrummy and the colour ooooh perfect. I love your Gemini and New York dies and they are top of my need list. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Congratulations to Jean P on winning the orphans, you lucky lady, what a start to 2015 for you.
Norah thinking of you today..
Janet enjoy the market and the treats you buy.
Hugs to Tin E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Maureen K, Lynda B, Lynne M, Anne C, Steph, Sandra, Tres, Ita, Alimecca, Cheryl, Wheelybad and Billy, Heather T, Brenda L, Maria A and all Wilsonettes.
Take care and stay safe and warm.
Hugs June xxx

Val Jones said...

Hi sue. Such a pretty card.i really love it.
Congratulations jean on winning the orphan cards.
love val in spainx

Janice Wallace said...

Morning all, yes, a great start to this year, card, colour, die and ribbon...all stunning.
Janice W

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow you've started the new year with a fantastic card I love the border die it's beautiful and the colours fab.
Have a Happy new year xxx

Debs A xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Love the simplicity of today's card, and it is probably one that I could adapt using a different border die. Hope you don't mind. I will get some of your dies, butis knowing which ones to start with.

Margaret xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing work here as usual Sue soo simpel and yet so elegant that it´s a queen worthy.

Vie Carter said...

Congrats to Jean on winning the Orphan cards

Just love today's card Sue, what a way to start 2015


Dawn Holben said...

I see what you mean about the ribbon, it is beautiful and so is your card.
It is also nice to have a story to go with the card even if it did make me laugh at the thought of you sitting there hugging

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The ribbon is gorgeous too. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Paula said...

that ribbon is scrumptious.

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous! I can hardly wait until my new dies arrive!

Jacquie said...

A stunning card Sue, love the die and the ribbon really sets it all off, such a beautiful colour.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Oooh this card is gorgeous and I'm not usually a ribbon girl but this one is beautiful so I can understand that you just needed it. The Gemini die is lovely and as we are Gemini's it's very properly !

Congratulations to Jean, you lucky lady.What a wonderful start to 2015.

Norah- you are in my thoughts today,many Hugs to you!

June S-have a safe journey home.

To Pam,Wheelybad,ToB,NannaTina,Janet,June,Sandra,Lynne M,Lynda ,Ita,Steph,Brenda,Sam,Cheryl, and all Wisonette's Take care

Hugs from Maria x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue and all New Year Wilsonettes regulars and new and to those passing just for inspiration (stop and say Hi and introduce yourself to this wonderful friendly blog) !
Just in from the 'vamps' office with an additional 6 plasters dotted over my arms LOL bless em !
Haha... Kiss and stroke away Sue, we do, why do you think we have more card and paper than we've cooked roast dinners, cuz we kiss and stroke and dont use, I dont care how daft I look, and I have a very understanding other half, he gets the odd kiss too LOL.. So anyway, lush, this card deserves lots of love, kisses and female attention. I love the way you do the petticot effect its really pretty. A beautiful start to your new batch of any occassion cards for 2015.
And the sentiment comes back to you and all the sweet friends Ive made during the past year here.
Janet, I so look forward dreaming in your kitchen, I will only be able to enjoy your outlook via the warmth of your little cottage as it sounds far too cold but I have quite a good imagination : )
Many congrats to you Jean what a fab start to the year... Your a brand new mommy to so many stunning children, enjoy cuddling them.
Sending loving cuddles to anyone passing by that needs one, I have many to give- help yourself.
Back to me daisies so sending love.
Lancashire Steph xx

Macky said...

Fantastic card Sue, love the colours and the bow is magic. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl

Joanna Dickson said...

Good early afternoon Sue
stunning colour Teal. It's actually one of my favourites.
l really like these dies too. Lovely to work with.
Lots of love to all the Wilsonettes
Jo xx

CraftyJo said...

Pretty card - think the bow is a little unnecessary IMHO ;)

TOB said...

Hi Sue, you make my day everyday.
How gorgeous is that ribbon.
Beautiful card.
Warm hugs Theresa xx

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue, love the ribbon.

hollyberry said...

Lovely card with gorgeous ribbon on it.Very elegant.

craftyhugs said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card and a bit different, lovely colour ribbon. Another success!
Lots of love

granny sue said...

Hi Sue.Lovely card and I agree, the ribbon is gorgeous. SueL x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, so pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

terrie said...

Very pretty card the teal color of your ribbon it adds so much to the card...
Well done Sue

Congrats to the winner

Jean said...


Jean Bullock said...

This card is so beautiful. I can see why you love that ribbon. I have never seen such beautiful coloring. I pinned.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card and one of my real favourite colour combinations! Such a shame the ribbon is too pricey as by all the comments it would go down an absolute storm here!! Didn't log on yesterday so didn't get a chance to wish you, all the Wilsonettes and all at CE towers a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous new year! Hugs, Karen xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the colour combination and your bow finishes the card off beautifully.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card today, love the Gemini dies especially I have to say, the Lyra. I think the dies are so versatile having the different edges.
Jean many congratulations, what a fabulous start to 2015!
Norah, thinking of you today, I know it will be hard but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janet, I wish I was in front of your log burner! The wind here was horrendous in the night.min fact I had to get up at 2am as I couldn't get to sleep because of it. I spoke to my neighbour and she was the same. I told her it was a shame I hadn't known - we could've spent the time crafting together!!
Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. Here we are on the second day of the new year already lol. Oh gosh, that ribbon is to die for! I think the teal is so beautiful, you must have been thrilled when you were given some samples. I'm wondering if the other colours are as stunning as this one. The dies cuts on the card are so delicately intricate and the colour of the background card matches the ribbon so well. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Happy new year to you....

Beautiful card & love the Teal colour & can see why you love that ribbon, it's lush & love the dark tinge on the edges which really makes it very striking...
Love how you do the Petticoat effect on your cards & every die in the Gemini collection is beautiful.

Yet another set to add to my ever growing wish list.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

barbara macaskill said...

Scrumptious!! The teal is perfect for this card and if that ribbon is as gorgeous in real life as it is in the photo then WOW!!! I wouldn't dare use it for fear that I would run out!! LOL
Congratulations to Jean Phillips for winning the Orphan Cards!! Enjoy!
Have a great day!

Eunice said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, the teal is my favorite color and it dances with this desing!!

C A W said...

Hi Sue,

I agree the ribbon is beautiful. It sets off this card wonderfully, love the die, it's on my wish list. I had a great day yesterday trying to replicate a couple of the cards in yesterday's blog with my Christmas present dies - they cut so well. Thanks for the inspiration - I need it!! Carol

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I agree the ribbon is so pretty wish we could see them in real life
But seeing them on your cards will do. This card is very beautiful Sue.Teal is such a lush colour my living room is done in teal
Take care
Hazel G XX
PS congrats to the winner

Elaine said...

Ooooooh lovely card today , liking those colours !

liz spooner said...

Really pretty Sue, I have a bug about teal as well. Liz Spooner.xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Oh my the ribbon is delicious,same its not available.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good Afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card I love the Gemini die,I have made a similar card using it this morning & will post it on my blog soon. That ribbon is lovely you kiss & stroke away Sue
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

A big congratulations Jean on winning the orphan cards love & enjoy them Hugs Lynda xx

Norah you were in my thoughts & Preayers today Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Thinking of you Lynne M, Sheila G, Lindsay Gentle hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Hazel,Steph,Patricia,Maria A,Myra P,Wheelybad,Jean D,TOB Theresa,Cameeli,Yorkielass,Pam,Gail C, & all Wisonettes love Lynda xx

Karen Drew said...

Congratulations Jean.
Lovely card. The ribbon makes a real statement. Don't think it would be on any of my cards as I would still be stroking it and not wanting to give it up for anyone!!! Lol
Karen xx

JenRey said...

Sue, I love this card! That gorgeous bow is to die for! It's so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful and the ribbon is a definite 'to die for'.
Congratulations to Jean on winning the orphan cards.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Virginia Davey said...

Hi Suev what a pretty card and the ribbon is good.

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today and that ribbon!!! It is just scrumptious. I would never have been able to part with it.
It was lovely reading the story behind it.

Tomorrow we are leaving the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and heading back to southern Germany. An 18 hour drive in front of us, so early to bed.

Congratulations Jean on winning the orphans, I am so envious.
Nora my thoughts are with you.

Love and Hugs

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and love the ribbon. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your card today is beautiful and the ribbon is so gorgeous.
Congratulations to Jean, what a good start to 2015!
Lesley S x

camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card today. Thank you.
Margaret A.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Late today, but was up early this morning, younger daughter was going to Portsmouth I tagged along and enjoyed some retail therapy!!!!!!!
Today's card is gorgeous, love this die and wow LOVE the ribbon. I took a while to come around to th Gemini collection (because I just loved so many of you other collections) I now have and LOVE the Lyra die and have a wish list for others . Father Christmas was really good to me, had quite a few dies from the New York collection,. Thank you FC
Jean P I know you will cherish your orphans, if they (you) need respite I'm sure I can help out!!!!!!! ENJOY. LOL
Take care Sue, love Brenda xxx

June, Keep the log fire burning, would love to have one of these.

Norah, hope coped today, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

CAMEELI Is it today you are due to be a grandma?
It is one of the best feelings in the world (your first grandchild) our 1st has now reached the age of 19 and at Uni. I still remember the day he was born. He is still so gorgeous...... A 6ft something rugby player!!!!!! . We have another 5 grandchildren they are ALL so special . We have a lovely relationship with all of them.
Treasure your special addition LOL

Mary Mac said...

Another gem of a card Sue and yes the ribbon is super!

Jean you lucky, lucky lady, congratulations and I hope this signals a wonderful year ahead for you.

Gail said...

Gorgeous card yet again and can understand why you covet the ribbon it is rather lush xx GailT xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous Sue I love the ribbon and the hint of colour.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card and very pretty coloured ribbon.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Darlene4527 said...

Another lovely the teal color with white and the ribbon is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The ribbon is really lovely!
The card is beautiful.
Veronique L

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Beautiful card Sue, filled with all your wonderful touches x x x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and blog friends

You lucky lady Jean, what a scoop, enjoy them all X

beautiful card today Sue. That ribbon is so lovely and a beautiful finish to today's card. The colour scheme is fab.

Norah, Thinking about you, big gentle hugs XX

Sheila, I hope you are ok you have been missing for a while now. I miss you visiting my blog. Big gentle hugs and hope to see you back soon XX

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Theresa Pace said...

lovely simplicity. that ribbon is rather lush. it looks velvety, hugs xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
So sorry - very late! Still away from home but travel home tomorrow all being well. Have had a lovely rest and ready to get back into action!
I love today's card. I love the colours and like you am a bit of a ribbonoholic! Lol. I love to use ribbon in home decor at Christmas and have a specially labelled box for my Christmas ribbon!
Thank you Sue for a really lovely card to start the year. I now have two Gemini dies but Lyra is my favourite so far!
Norah - have been thinking of you today! I do hope and pray all went well . Try to concentrate on the lovely happy memories of Auntie Jean. xx
Saba - safe trip back to Germany - hope it goes smoothly and safely.
Good night all, my eyelids are drooping!
Lots of love,
Myra P

Theresa said...

Hi Sue you never let us down my friend providing us with another beautiful card to look apon
I hope you had wonderful new year festivities and are now raring to play in you craft room
Ordered a new teal Grand Calibur today as I had to return my C&C one
Take Care Sue
Love Theresa x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful clean crisp card using your lovely Gemini die and I can see what you mean about that beautiful ribbon. Thanks Sue, hugs xxx
Congrats to jean xx
Norah, in my thoughts xxx

Crafty hugs to everyone
Hugs, Jean D

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue for another lovely card in such a fab colour. Marlene O xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful. I love teal and the ribbon- mmm mmm! I'd love some fabric in the same colours and style. I have the gemini die with the lattice but I only got it a week before Christmas and haven't been able to use it yet.

Anyone driving home after the holidays please take care and I wish good weather and clear roads for you.

Norah, hugs as ever xxx

T xxx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. The ribbon is gorgeous. It was the first thing I zoomed in to. Wish my messy bows turned out like yours. Mine just look a mess.
Thinking of you, Norah.
Congratulations to Jean on your win.
Take care everyone.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to Jean, love the repeating border

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Diane Maitland said...

What a beautiful card, I love teal as well. I agree about the hand dyed silk ribbon,it is fabulous. I hope you can source some soon. very jealous, lol. xxx

Blue Rose said...

Quite a the ribbon. Gorgeous card, as usual. Congratulations Jean.

Helen Terry said...

Gorgeous card and lush ribbon crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

Craftycatty said...

The dies show up perfectly. I love the contrast of white and one single stricking colour.

julie laz said...

Sue just lovely, crafty hugs Julie xxx