Sunday, 1 March 2015

Best Wishes

Good Sunday morning all!  I just love this Trailing Ivy die and thought it would love gorgeous done up as a wreath (I do sort of have a thing about wreaths!)  I can't honestly say just how many of these that I cut to form the wreath, but I did use both of the dies to create it and I also did a bit of nipping them apart to change the look of them as well.  I used the Knotted trellis embossing folder to create the texture for the background.  I used Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to adhere the white ivy pieces to the background in a circular fashion.  I only glued the ends down though so many of the leaves were able to hang a bit free to give it a more natural look.  I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it in gold.  I used the Pierced Flag die set to cut it out.  While it was still in the die, I inked it ever so lightly with Bundled Sage distress ink.  Finally I finished the card with my signature pierced edge.  I used thee same green card for a thin mat and then competed the card with a wider white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.

Now for this weeks winners in the Comment Game.  They are:
June Reynolds!!!
Cathie Weary!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Monday Feb. 23rd, the winners are:
Esther Farquharson!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Feb. 25th, the winners are:

This is going to be the last Comment Game winners for the next several weeks as I will be away on holiday.  I will get them all caught up though when I return so please don't stop leaving those comments in the meantime!!   All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, so beautiful.
Wild and windy night here.
Congrats to all winners.
Take care everyone

Yvonne said...

Good morningSue, lovely card would be nice for an Easter card. Congregation to all the winners. Sue enjoy your holiday. Yvonne xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Fabulous card, I too love the look of wreaths on a card, so beautiful.

Do enjoy your break back home and wish your Mom a very Happy Birthday from us, at least I believe it is going to be your mother's birthday whilst you are out there lol! Sorry if I have it wrong!!!

Congratulations to all the winners especially Ang.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, this style would be suitable for many occasions with a colour change, thanks for the inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful time back in the USA.
Congratulations to all the comment winners, especially Tres. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much lovely card. Have a good holiday and very best wishes to your Mom. Congratulations to all winners. Take care everyone. Kitty.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the greenness. Those flag dies are terrific! Can't stop using those since I got mine. Love the pin prick edging and just the right size. Happy holiday and regards to your mom.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, I have the ivy die but didn't realise how lovely it was cut out as I have not used it yet, looks really nice on the card, well looks like I will have to have a play.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Sue you certainly need a well earned holiday so enjoy yourself and rest up.

Happy Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the wreath, enjoy your well earned holiday.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Very windy here so stay warm and safe everyone
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the wreath, enjoy your well earned holiday.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Very windy here so stay warm and safe everyone
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Cathie Weary said...

Another gorgeous creation Sue. I am so excited to be one of the winners this week. I am a true Wilsonette and avid fan. Hope you have a great holiday. You surely deserve a break after the latest launch.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another great card yes Sue you need a long break after all this stunning new dies and cards you have been doing for us crafter's have a great time see you on our t V's when you get back tracyw

Glennis said...

Oh Wow! This is gorgeous!
Have a lovely holiday

Anonymous said...

Do like this card, Sue, great sage colour background and can I live any longer without some trailing ivy? Mmmmm, no!
Holiday?? Hope you have a lovely relaxing time after all your creativity and busy-ness, but don't think you'll be long away from crafting somehow!
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, his is a gret ivy die.

Anonymous said...

A lovely card and I have just bought this die.
Enjoy a well earned break, Sue.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, and as I have this die I will be trying it for myself
Pat x

Jill Berg said...

Stunning card - love the ivy

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. IS it a holiday, or will it involve work too (that's if you class what you adore doing work) !! Well have a wonderful time, make more memories with your family and enjoy what R&R you have, you really deserve it after the fast and furious few months you've had. This time last week Wilsonette World was counting down to your first show, where has that week gone, I really need it back please lol.
Many congrats to all winners, good on ya Tres.
This is a 'go to' die for me, but yet again it takes Sue Wilson to show me another (but obvious) way to use it ! Well its obvious when you see it used in the most beautiful way like this. Its so plain but speaks volumes. I bet if you are i FL during Thankgiving etc you have the most beautiful wreath on the door, and the festive season too.
Lots to do today, but Im wishing everyone a good Sunday, to those in pain, unwell or down Im thinking of you. Hope you had a great birthday yesterday Janet.
Love n hugs to all.
Lancashire Steph xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card love this
embossing folder too. Congrats. to all
the lucky winners.
Nancy xx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, only just managed to post about the bags yesterday, fabulous!. Today's card is so beautiful , the colour is exquisite. Congratulations to all the comment winners and finally have a well earned rest Sue, enjoy your time at home in the U S with Mum and try to relax, lol. No doubt your creative juices will be on overload, thinking of new designs to amaze us with. Hugs to all, Linda.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

It was lovely to see you yesterday. Enjoy your holiday.


Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
Another of your stunning creations. Love this idea, will certainly think about using it. It's all the cutting that will be the hardest bit!!!
Have a wonderful holiday, I know it will be very difficult for you but TRY HARD to relax and enjoy the time away from your Craft Room.

Patricia xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Happy holiday Sue after the last few weeks you deserve it. Now what a simply gorgeous card, I too love wreath cards but the wreath has to be just right and this one is spot on and so so adaptable. Thanks for sharing. Hugs xxx

carol quinn said...

another lovely card again sue,
enjoy your holiday, you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I too have a thing about wreaths
Another die that I NEED! Been a wild and windy night here too. Enjoy your breakSue.
Jean T ( a visitor from Oldham )

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card and ideas today. Wishing you a wonderful holiday and congratulations to the winners x

Aspiring crafter said...

Love wreaths too Sue and this is a lovely one.
Have a great holiday and take care,

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, super card and great photos that really highlight the beautiful detail on the ivy leaves. Hope you have a good trip.x

Edwina Scotney said...

Good morning Sue, I hve the ivy die it is do beautiful and delicate, and what a great idea to make it into a wreath. Very best wishes for your holiday have a well deserved rest. Edwina

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, my trailing ivy die gets used quite a lot. Love that shade of green. Congrats to the comment game winners, and Sue, I hope you have a lovely holiday. Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card, I really love this die but haven't made a wreath with it , yet!
Have a wonderful holiday, good to hear you are having some time out to rest and relax xo.
We are going on holiday on Tuesday, a few days with friends first near Glasgow ( so I'll be able to go to the Hobbycraft Show and check out the goodies, on Thursday) and fly out to Tenerife for 3 weeks on the Friday, then a few days with family near Dunoon and then back home, so if I'm not commenting it will be due to no wifi connection.
Love and Hugs to all xo

AnnetteM said...

What a lovely card Sue, which can easily be done in other colours for a fabulous Christmas card. Sorry! Just thinking ahead.
I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing holiday Sue, as you deserve it. I look forward to seeing you again on C&C at the end of April, before I go to Vancouver in May, to see my daughter and grandchildren. However, now that I am lucky enough to have a tablet, I can keep in touch from afar!

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely idea to use ivy to make a wreath, really pretty. Yesterday I made my first handbag, I am over the moon with it, and the instructions were really easy to understand. THANK YOU Izzy for sharing them with us. I know I will be making more as I sell my cards and boxes at charity events, hopefully now I can make even more money for the charities that I support.
Hope you have a lovely holiday Sue with your one deserves it more than you!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a great way to use the trailing ivy this is why we need you I just try this idea.
Congratulations to the comment game winners
Have a FABULOUS holiday you deserve one
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, just gorgeous! I love the trailing ivy die, just one of my huge collection of favourites! (hoping to get lots of dies from my wish list for my birthday next month) Enjoy your holiday, Sue, you so deserve it. Love to all, Judy M

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
Just managing to get to the blog on my phone as there is no wifi at the hospital. Love this card and hope you have a fabulous well deserved holiday Sue
Muriel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you have created the wreath the ivy is so pretty. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great holiday Sue. Hugs Jackie

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,a beautiful card again and I wish you a well deserved holiday safe journey and take care of your self as we need your artistic talent to inspire us!!!for now hugs Jane B.

Micky French said...

Lovely cad Sue, Love the colours and the die
Hugs to all Michelle xxxx

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,
This is my kind of card, just love it!! Enjoy your well earned holiday.
Pat xxx

patwyn said...

Oops! Forgot to say congratulations to the comment winners.

Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The ivy works so well as a wreath.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really lovely card this morning. The ivy is such a great die to use with loads of projects. I hope you have a lovely relaxing time. Enjoy your holiday. Hugs Heather x

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, love the style of this card but sorry to say I do not like ivy real or in die form.
Have a lovely holiday,
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love how this is like the negative of a photo. . . . .green background instead of green leaves.
Hope you enjoy your holiday. . . . .is this the one to Norway you mentioned on your show?
Congratulations to the other Ang who got pulled out of the hat.
Have a great day.
Ang x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card today, a real stunner.

Congrats to all the winners & I hope you (Sue) have a fantastic time in the USA.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great Christmas card this die would make. The ivy is so realistic. Have a wonderful time with your mum and a very well deserved rest. Looking forward to your next C&C shows and also Ally Pally next month! Best wishes

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I just love your gifts bearing your fantastic wreaths. Once again your trailing ivy die does all the work and the result just showcases how beautiful your dies really are. I always love to put ivy into flowers as these days it's not often that you get greenery in a bunch of flowers.

Sue - have the most fantastic and relaxing holiday which you more than deserve after the last few manic months. Enjoy being with your Mom and your family over the pond. Take care and stay safe.

Thank you to all for my Birthday wishes - I had a really good day and was spoilt by the family.

To all in pain or suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. We still have very high winds this morning. It was quite frightening here last night.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, I love the trailing ivy.
Congratulations to the very lucky winners !!
Have a great time with your Mom, safe journey and wish your Mom a very Happy Birthday from me.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Hello again - Sorry I forgot to say many congratulations to Jess for winning this week's card and to all todays very lucky winners. Enjoy your gift.
Janet x

Joan D said...

Lovely idea for using these dies. The ivy is stunning and doesn't need anything else with it. Have a great holiday,Sue. You deserve a rest after your busy working weeks x x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the colour and the design is wonderful.
Have a lovely holiday xx

Debs xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this wreath, it works so well in white. Have a wonderful holiday.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW this is a stunning card,right up my street. I love this die and i make your wreath cards but never done one with this die so i will be having ago later today. Congrats to all the comment winners. Have a great holiday SUE as you deserve one after everything you have been doing over the last few months. Try to get some R&R to recharge your batteries, if you are going to the US say hello to your mom and i hope she is still having good times with her friends at the breakfast club. Have a safe journey.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

DMJ said...

Enjoy your time away, Sue, love the card!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

I think this is absolutely beautiful, Sue. Different colouring for you.

Anne (Northampton)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love wreaths too, must have a go. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely holiday x

Julie Elli said...

Works so well with the background Sue.
Happy holiday. Come home safe n sound.
Congrats to all the winners .
Can you design more word dies whilst you are away please?
But make sure you rest n enjoy too. Big hug
Julie E

hollyberry said...

Beautiful wreath and a lovely use of the dies. Congratulations to all the winners.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Ivy and the EF really lends itself to this card!
Take care Sue!
Love Marg

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love this card,I. Have the ivy die do will be giving this a go.
Gail Cx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, do love that Ivy Die which I have! Enjoy your holiday, hope you have a nice relaxing time. Love Jean xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card suitable for so many occasions.
Have a lovely holiday I am sure you deserve it.

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful spring time card Sue. Perfect for the first day of March. Thank you.Xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

Oh how I love this Ivy die!...makes a super wreath even in plain white, so today's card is right up my that green card available in the Foundations range?...

Congratulations to all the winners...

Ladies, thank you for your amazing feedback yesterday, it was totally overwhelming!...I hope you enjoy making up one or two of these bags and have as much fun doing it as I did...and the newly released Geminis would also work for bag fronts, especially Delphinus...but if anyone is a bit worried about getting it wrong then tell yourself you're not making one of the bags, you're just making a PROTOTYPE - use your cheapest basic cardstock, that way you can allow yourself to make mistakes and we all learn best from those!

Janet Hampson - Wow, you've already made one up? glad you found the instructions easy to follow.


Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, gorgeous, gorgeous card again today. I too, love that ivy wreath and it can used for numourous occasions.
Congratulations to all the winners and Sue, have a great

Suejimbel said...

I love this card Sue and have decided I def need this die. Have a super holiday and a well deserved rest x

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue My Very Dear Friend,
What A Very Beautiful Card I Truly Love
The Knotted Trellis Embossing Folder All Your Embossing Folder's Create Such Bold Detail Once Going Through Grand Calibur Or Any Other Machine, Just Stunning.
The Beautiful Trailing Ivy Die Which Is Such A Very Useful Die Like Here Creating A Wreath Or Adding To Cards With Your Fabulous Flower Dies.
Which I Also Really Love
The Outstanding Pierced Flag Die It Was The First Die I Purchased From The New Collection Sue You Know I Could Never Get The Flag Part Correct And It Used To Drive Me a Mad Lol! As I've Mentioned It Many Times.
So When I Saw This Die Its Just Perfect No More Tearing My Hair Out!!!!
Sue Thanks For Sharing And The Great Photography Shots Your A Star.
Sue My Dear Friend Have A Truly Fantastic Holiday
I Hope Yourself And Colin Have A Great Trip And Its Not Too Cold In The Fjords Enjoy I'm Pleased You'll Be Out Away From E-mails And Craft Rooms As You Need A Good Rest And I Know You've Purchased Lots Of Extremely Warm Clothes To Keep Out The Cold!!
Have A Great Day Sue, Thank You Sue For Everything You Bring To Us Your So Extremely Kind.
Take Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes
I Really Hope Your All Keeping Well If Not I'm Sending You All Huge Hugs.
Please Keep Joining Bloglovin To Support Our Sue,
Recently I've Been Very Lucky To See Cards Made By Ladies Using Sue's Dies That They Have Purchased And WOW There Is Some Very Talented People Out There.
Congratulations To All The Winners Of The Weekly Comment Gifts I'm Thrilled For You Enjoy Your Gift.
Take Care All Wrap Up Warm As Its Windy And Very Cold Out There.
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Just lovely, I really have a thing for Ivy!
Lorna D

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,it would look good for a Christmas card too.also as you no by now i dont like the big bows so great for me.
enjoy your holiday ,you deserve a good break.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Love your card today and luckily I have the die so I will certainly try to make a similar card sometime soon.
Hope you have a lovely relaxing break.
Best Wishes
Lesley S x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous! This is beautiful and would make a fantastic Christmas card. I would never have thought of doing a wreath but I certainly will be giving this one a go! Have a lovely time in the States, have a safe journey and a great time with your Mom. Give her my best wishes.
Congratulations to all the winners especially Tres.
Awful night here with the wind.
Love to all, Alisonxx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, enjoy tour holiday

CHERYL Brown said...

A lovely card Sue, and gorgeous dies.
They are used on quite a few of my cards instead of swirls.
Have a wonderful holiday, wishing you a safe journey and happy Birthday to your Mom.

hugs Cheryl xxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue the ivy dies are so useful
Denise X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. I love the wreath, so effective. Congrats to all the winners. Have a wonderful holiday Sue - you deserve it :-) Hugs to all xxx

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card Sue. Congrats to all the comment game winners. Have a lovely time on your holiday. Coincidentally I was looking at one of your February shows last night looking for inspiration for my parents anniversary card and you mentioned a cruise to the Fjords and Arctic Circle so have a fab time and enjoy being waited on, you deserve a break. Take care. xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card . love Jean Z xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely gorgeous both in content and colour. Have a wonderful holiday. SueL x

hazel young said...

Lovely card I love ivy as it is so versatile. Have a lovely holiday Sue xx hazel

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Love the card it's so very pretty
Congrats to the winners.
It's been a wild night here in Scotland I seriously thought my windows were gonny blow in it was that bad!
Anyways sue I hope u have a fabulous holiday it's well earned. I hope u have sim more fab ideas when u return home. Hope ur mom is well xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Great card, love the designs you comeup with. I'll be giving this one a try.
Have a great break from the British Winter. Lol
Zena zX

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, I love wreaths too, have a great holiday! Thanks again to Izzy for the great instructions and I made two very simple bags yesterday with an old SB border die, waiting for my Gemini one to arrive!
Congratulations to all the comment game winners
Hugs and best wishes everyone

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card as always. Wow! what a surprise to see my name in your winners list and on my 45th Wedding Anniversary (Sapphire) yesterday too! Congrats to all the other winners. Enjoy your holiday (Cruise) wasn't it? And visiting your Mum for her Birthday you deserve the rest after the last few weeks, Thank-you and well done! Look forward to your shows in April, Junex (Cumbria)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
SPRING is here - in the shape of the lovely card made in green and white - the colour of my snowdrops in full blossom all over my garden. Together with the crocusses in yellow and purple. All of them make my soul sing.

The ivy leaves are stunning and the detail is truly impressive. They would make a lovely spring wreath, interspersed with your camellia or rose dies. Must try that for Easter.

Have a great holiday, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Well done all the winners.

Sue hope you have well earned holiday and enjoy your time with family and friends. Hooe your mum has a great birthday.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card love the green and white.
Enjoy your holiday dear you deserve it
Carol x

Hellma said...

wonderful card Sue.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

Enjoy your holiday and have a wonderful time with you family and friends.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card today. I have this die and will give his one a go. CongrTulations to all the winners. You lucky ladies. I do hope that you have a lovely holiday, and that it is a holiday without making up cards for upcoming shows. If your off to he USA, please say hullo to your Mum.

Saba said...

Morning Sue,
What lovely wreath and the depth of the debossing is so crisp and deep. Green trellis, white ivy, that's why you are an inspiration, the obvious way would have been white trellis and green ivy. Love it.
I hope you enjoy a well deserved rest, Norway is spectacular and the Arctic circle, wow, I do hope you get to see the northern lights, I can see the new collection -
The Arctic Circle with the Aurora Borealis Striplet., and the Fjord Finishing Touches !!!

Congratulations to all the lucky ladies

Wheelybad, I do hope you get that appointment you need and with the GP you want. Gentle hugs for you

Love and hugs for all

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Bore Da (good morning) Happy St Davids Day.
Love the wreath. I don't have the trailing ivy so that is definitely
going on my list.
Have a great holiday Sue you so deserve the break.
Hugs to all Theresa xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Congrats to all the winners.Enjoy your holiday Sue.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card, love the trailing ivy, it is so springlike, love that shade of green. Hope You have a wonderful holiday and enjoy being spoilt.
I like Stephs idea about the northern lights and dies named after them!! Congratulations to today's winners, enjoy your goodies.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, that ivy die looks so intricate, love the fresh colour way x x x

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the contrast in colours x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This is a lovely card as it is so simple and fresh. Green is my go to colour so maybe a bit bias but think the colours are great. Have the ivy die and haven't stopped using it since I received it. Have a good trip.

June Horrocks said...

So happy about your holiday sue have a wonderful time love the card that die is lovely thank you congrats to all winners love to all June horrocks xxxx

Janice Wallace said...

Morning Sue,
Enjoy your holiday, and I hope it is a REAL holiday, you know, no work, too much food and wine, lazy days and laughter. Although I don't think you ever switch off.
Lovely card, this is such a realistic ivy it's a perfect addition to so many cards, or just on it's own, as here.
Janice W

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today the ivy is so pretty i love it ,Have a great holiday to Sue you deserve it so much try to relax and haveplenty of fun n laughter. I got my GCfriday so happy days i am sure to be busy crafting this week at some point thank goodness i just have missed it so much ,hugs Sarah xx

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue, and the green and white look so fresh together! Hope you have a great holiday and come back from your break refreshed after all your hard work designing and launching your new range of dies. Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, I can imagine it in other colours as well. Hope you have a lovely holiday.
Beverley W

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, have a well earned holiday enjoy every moment sue, you deserve it, with all the work you do, crafty hugs Julie xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card that would suit plenty of occasions including that dreaded "C" season! Enjoy your time away Look forward to the "goodies" you'll be coming back with!

Paula said...

A lovely card Sue, anyone would think you liked wreaths!!! :) I have that die, I must do more with it than use it 'as it comes'. I find it so hard to look outside the box. Sigh.
Congratulations to all the winners today.

Paula x

Evis M said...

Morning Sue.
Another lovely card. The colours are so fresh looking. Have a nice holiday.
Evis M.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Yet another stunning card. Love the ivy die. The card is so elegant and crisp. Love the colours.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a really lovely holiday Sue, it sounds amazing. Wrap up warm and recharge your batteries.

Love Helen xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card today.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful elegant card.

auscrafts said...

very pretty card

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love this card and I have the ivy die so can give it a go.

Congrats to all the winners.

Have a lovely holiday Sue.

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Pearl.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Enjoy your holiday. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Lovely fresh card from you today.
Have a good holiday with your mam, give her my love and congratulations for her 92nd?? birthday. Have a safe journey there and back.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially Tres and Ang.
Love Maureen xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful wreath, I love the ivy die, it cuts so well.
Have a wonderful holiday, if it's the fjords you are going to it's stunning scenery, and I hope the sea is not too rough.
Well done to the winners enjoy your prize.

Kate's Cards said...

Perfect! The ivy leaves look like they are made of clay.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love it. Such a great idea. Enjoy your break. xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love wreaths, love ivy, so this card is a winner. I am filing it away for inspiration for all those cards we have to make for a certain date in December :-)

I hope you have a fantastic, relaxing and much deserved holiday. I don't think you have stopped for months! I'm sure you will come back with more brilliant ideas - like Saba's 'Arctic Circle' collection lol

Congratulations to all of today's blog post winners, enjoy your gifts.

Lesley Thomas said...

Oh, Wow Sue, that wreath is inspired! I got my ivy dies this week, so I am good to go. (I even have two other makes of ivy, with smaller leaves, so I could tuck some of those in too).

Please wish Mum a very Happy Birthday from me, and have a good time yourself too.

Congrats to all the winners, I wish I was one.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love the ivy die another on my wish list , beautiful card!!!
Have a lovely time with your family sending best wishes to your mom , you deserve some R & R . Safe journey , hugs Sue xxx
Happy St David's Day
Congrats to all the winners.
Crafty Sunday hugs to all,
Jean D xxxxx

Paula said...

beautiful wreath Sue, love the soft green. Have a wonderful time off, you are coming to the states?

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I really love the ivy die and the wreath looks great, I am wondering how it would look in other colours, I shall have to try it. I think I like the embossing folder now I have seen it used. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Debbie Tinks said...

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

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely :) Have a great holiday.

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue, i have the ivy die its very useful, thank you, Linda x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I really love the ivy die and the wreath looks great, I am wondering how it would look in other colours, I shall have to try it. I think I like the embossing folder now I have seen it used. Thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely and safe trip. Many Happy Returns to your Mum. X

Best wishes

Sandy G said...

A beautiful card. I love this embossing folder and the gorgeous ivy die. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

ang said...

Another lovely card I have one of your ivy dies and love it hope to expand mycollection soon. Thanks for picking myname in your comments draw will email now thanks. Keep up thefab inspiration angxx

Jill Liddle said...

This is quite a pretty card, although I'm not a wreath kinda person.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Ivy always seems to enhance a floral vase or card. And here you have swirled your ivy around and about to create a impressive wreath. Good job!

Diane said...

Hi Sue Lovely card today, the ivy leaves are on my wish list but I couldn't find them at Farnborough yesterday, did meet Sandra, Mrs B , Pat and my good friend Jackie so it was good to put names to faces. Have a great holiday with plenty of R&R. Take care love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the winners and to June on her wedding anniversary xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I too like wreath's , this die is already on my wish list, have a good time over the pond, see you when you get back.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Gorgeous ivy die. Have a lovely holiday. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card. Love it Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, this die certainly lends itself to making the wreath and looks so effective. Time for a rest so enjoy your holiday - or will you be picking up the pencil and designing some more dies?? have a good rest anyway. Congratulations to all the winners. Love from Jackie xx

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue
First & foremost hope you have a lovely relaxing holiday.
The wreath design would be lovely for Easter & christeas. Hope to be getting this die for my birthday this week! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan Ltc said...

Pretty card Sue xx Jan

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Once again I am playing catch up so want to say that Izzy's bags and tutorial was gorgeous yesterday. I will have a go when I meet up with Sandra next week.Thank you for sharing Izzy: )
Congratulations to Jess and all of the comment winners this week : )
Todays wreath card is gorgeous, I only have your ivy from your last release at the moment but will be having a go as I love the card.
I hope you are planning on having a really relaxing holiday, you certainly deserve it : ) I will keep my fingers crossed that you get to see the Northern lights if you are in Norway! Have a great time and please passon my love and very best wishes to your Mom : )
Sending my daily hugs to eveyone. Take care xx

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. I hope you enjoy your break. You must be so happy to be off to some sunshine (I'm presuming you're back to the States but don't know why!). We shall keep checking in and saying Hi but have a good time and build up some energy for your next trip back here. Lovely card and great wreath. I love them too. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colour combo, fresh & clean.
Love your trailing Ivy die as looks delicate & is so versatile & the knotted trellis embossing folder, another 2 for my wish list..
Have a great well deserved holiday with your family & best wishes for your mums birthday..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, Cngratulations to all the winners. Have a great holiday Sue x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Well if anyone deserves a long holiday it's you, I hope you have a good rest and have lots of fun.

I am so pleased to see this card as I have the ivy die and this is a super way to use it. I might even add a flower or two for a wedding card.

Love and hugs to all

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, the ivy would even look good for a card for the 'c' season!! Hope you have a really great relaxing holiday with your Mum and that she has a great birthday :o) Congratulations to the stash winners! Hugs, Karen x

Angela Wade said...

Prynhawn Da, (Good afternoon) a Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus !!! - Happy St. David's Day !!! Sue, Theresa (TOB), Jean D, Mary Blight, and everyone.
My Welsh costume is having it's annual airing :- )
Lovely and warm on a day like today. Unfortunately the rain and hail has now arrived with a vengeance!!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners especially, Ang, Tres, and June (Cumbria). Extra Congratulations to you and your hubby June on celebrating your Sapphire Wedding Anniversary , yesterday X

Sue, enjoy your holiday ( Norwegian Cruise ?) and visiting your Mum for her 92nd Birthday. Safe travels and Best Wishes to you both Xx

Hugs to all, Angela in S. Wales Xx

Angela Wade said...

Ps. Like the Ivy Wreath . I have the Greek border, so will have to have a play.

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way the ivy die is so versatile. It's made a lovely wreath in this card. It's a nice twist having the background green and the ivy white :). Congratulations to all the winners and have a great trip, Sue. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

I love this card! When I first saw this die this is exactly what I envisaged doing with it. I'm so glad that it works so well and can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for this and congratulations to all of today's winners. Enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

Laura O' Connor said...

well done to all the winners white is stunning against the green ,Laura O

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful card. I love that ivy die. Well done. I pinned of course.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful wreath card. Your very clever with all the different ways you use your dies which i thank you for sharing with us all
Have a lovely holiday Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

Janette MacArthur said...

Love the ivy die! Have a great holiday Sue - you deserve it!
Janette x

Littlelamb said...

Really like this card. Have an ivy die but not this one, must have a go. Enjoy your holiday.

utilitygirl said...

Love this card Sue. simple but effective design.

Have a great holiday x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Have a wonderful holiday, you have been working non stop these last months. Now you have launched you new collection it's time to take a deep breath - a very deep breath, relax and enjoy this holiday. LOL

I LOVE todays card, your Trailing Ivy is one of my favourite finishing touches, Love the Sage Green background card, it's not a Foundations card, is it?

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the lucky winners, enjoy.
Take care Sue, enjoy your holiday, love Brenda xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.
Didn't John do well and his stamps are lovely.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Enjoy your holiday wherever you go.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

IVY Cheong said...

What a love card and so easy to make too.

Love, Ivy L xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm having real problems with Internet access here but the view and sunshine are helping me cope! Lol.
I love today's card . The ivy die is beautiful and in embosses beautifully. The detail is superb. I bought it thinking of year round use including Christmas.
Sue, have a super holiday! When you mentioned it it sounded amazing. Enjoy the relaxation and Happy Birthday to your Mum also. Cruise first Mum afterwards?
Anne - have a lovely holiday - you will arrive in the Balearics just after we've left! Weather lovely so far. Chilly at night time lovely sunshine during the day. Enjoy!
Have a good weekend everyone.
Lots of love Myra xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the Ivy wreath Sue, have a good break,you've earned it.

terrie said...

Beautiful card...I can see this card being made in all different colors and sentiments...
Well done Sue

Enjoy your holiday

Susan Morgan said...

Gorgeous!!! As usual !!

Mac Mable said...

Just love that trailing ivy die and love the colour combination x

pinky said...

This is gorgeous, must have taken ages Sue but well worth it. Have a lovely holiday, well deserved for sure.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful detail in the ivy leaves!

Txcowgirl said...

How beautiful Sue, and I just ordered this die yesterday. Now I'm even more anxious to have it get here.

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful card!!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! If you are in the States and happen to be in Vermont drop me a line and I can guide you to the best places to visit.

Ann said...

Beautiful card I have just got the ivy die and its lovely cuts and falls out of the die so easily. Really like how you have made a wreath of it Sue thankyou have a good Holiday.

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely card and i am able to make it as i bought this and the other greek die that you posted together when you first showcased them,
Congratulations to all the winners and well done,
Have a lovely super holiday Sue and if you are going on a cruise i just cannot see you joining the card making class, but you could join and pretend to be a
beginner, somehow i don't think so lol, have a lovely time with your mum when you catch up with her and wish her a happy birthday, and thank Sue you for all you do, hugs to all Johanna

June Papper said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Gail said...

Goegous card - such a simple idea but so effective xx enjoy your jollies xx GailT xx

liz spooner said...

Have a lovely holiday Sue, you deserve the break.xx

Val Jones said...

Such a lovely card Sue.
enjoy your time in America.
bye Val in Spain x

Theresa Pace said...

elegant card. wreath looks great. theses 2 toned cards look really good too. just shows you don't need to go overboard to make a lovely card, hugs xx

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue, yet another fabulous card. Is there no end to you tallent? Keep them coming.
Lizzybea. X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh I love this card !! Your Trailing Ivy looks really beautiful !! Your Trailing Ivy dies were the very first ones I bought when you launched that particular die release. Sorry I can't remember which one it was !! I instantly fell in love with them on sight and had to order them straight away !! I love the background EF you have used to. A simple to make, but beautiful, effective, elegant card. I love the pierced flag dies to. ( I have those dies to. An absolute "essential" set for me. ) Thanks for sharing this wonderful card today.
Congratulations to Jess for winning yesterday's card giveaway. Also congratulations to all of today's comment game winners. I think I may be one of them to but I am trying not getting to excited yet just in case it isn't me !! If it is me thank you so much Sue !!
I hope you have a lovely holiday Sue and have a well deserved rest. Sending you lots of love and hugs today love from Tres x x x

Sending all the Wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love and hugs today love from Tres x x x

Dawn Holben said...

A very different and very beautiful card for today.
I love the simplicity of it yet it looks so detailed.

Wendy from Scotland said...

lovely card suitable for lots of occasions, Enjoy your holiday and hope you see the northern lights they are here in North east of Scotland sometimes.
Wendy xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes,
Gorgeous card today love the wreath it's beautiful.
Sue have a lovely holiday wish your mom a happy birthday & a Hug from me. Get some rest Sue looking forward to seeing you at A P. X
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Anne have a lovely holiday Hug's Lynda xx

Congratulations to all the winners especially Tres & Ang enjoy your prizes Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra,Margaret Corgi Owner,Myra,Maria,Sheila,Steph,Tina E,Hazel,Patricia,,Wheelybad,Saba,Sam,Norah,Lynne M,Jean D,Gail C Cameeil, & all Wilsonettes
Love Lynda xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.....I do love the ivy!!

I hope you have a lovely break....and happy birthday to your mum!!!


Sandra said...

Hi Sue. & friends,
Firstly I would like to thank you and Izzy for publishing the details for the bags!
I saw Patricia had made one today that looked fab!
Today's card is lovely, I love wreath style cards, your ivy die set is perfect for them. I love green too!
Sunday just didn't seem right with out you Create and Craft !
Sue please relax and enjoy your cruise, (are you sneaking the lap top)?
I hope you get perfect weather to see the Northern lights!
Please pass my best wishes to your Mom for her birthday, what a remarkable lady!
Love & hugs
Sandra xxxxx

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Brooke Bont said...

I love this card anything ivy is wonderful. Happy Vacation

Darlene4527 said...

The trailing ivy die makes such a pretty wreath!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue ....just bought this die recently so I am going to give this a try. Yours is beautiful as always: Enjoy your holiday, you deserve it. Dorothy xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgous card, Sue, and love the Trailing Ivy diecut!! So lovely!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card, I have bought this die and I love it.

Have a lovely holiday.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

Love it, a favourite die for sure. Finds it's way on to a lot of cards as it looks as great with other die cuts as it does in multles arranged as a frame for an image. I brought this die on release to be a part of the paper Christmas wreathes I like to make, on cards and to hang. I must've spent about 4 hours cutting the ivy, your tree branch (sorry, name escapes me right now! ) and other Christmas dies just to make half a dozen- they werw about 7" in diameter. Very fiddly, took aaaaaages but the recpients loved them and Billy took to watching the one on the door swing every time it opened and shut for almost a week!

If there's one thing you deserve it's a holiday! To unwind, sure but please don't forget to celebrate the success of recent die and stamp releases. The designs are proving so popular with crafters everywhere- we know this from when we try to buy them and they are sold out before we get there! If you are seeing Mom at all during your break give her a big hug from Billy and myself. I saw mentions of the northern lights- something I'd love to see but even during perioda of intense solar activity the view does not reach my little bit of Suffolk! Maybe one day- but until then I am happy with hi res photos and recordings to see those amazing colours. .

Congratulations to all the winners mentioned today. Enjoy your prizes/ cards. Xxx

Janet, glad you enjoyed your birthday xxx

Late one today, been a faffing sort of day really, not got much done at all. Still very sore. Made a chocolate cake wirh Mr W's help this evening and we all know that chocolate is the cure for almost everything!

Wishing Sue and all Wilsonettes a good, crafty week with happy times and messy hands. Hugs to you all, extra special hugs to anyone who needs a hand up for any reason and hoping for relief for those in pain.

T xxx

Vie Carter said...

A lovely card using my fav ivy die, so very useful

Congrats to the lucky winners

Have a good holiday Sue

Then back to get ready for Ally Pally !


Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone !
Love,love,love your card today Sue,its so special.

Congrats to the winners, Tres, June R, Ang and everyone!

Wishing you a well deserved Holiday Sue and if you seeing your mamma ,wish her Happy Birthday from the Wilsonette's !
Take care all.
Hugs Maria x

Mary Lynn Cox said...

This a beautiful card. I love using the white card for the ivy. It is totally unexpected and elegant. Have a good time on holiday and be safe. I cannot wait to see what is next!

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. The ivy is so delicate using white card though I haven't made a wreath with it yet.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hope you have a lovely, relaxing holiday, Sue.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

I can see all sorts of possiblilites for this design. It is such a great card. Thank you again.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love, love the card with the wreath, beautiful green too.
Congrats to the winners.
Di B, x

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty, love the colours .. xx

Marianna Hammer said...

I love this card, and am lucky to have this ivy die. This is a must to try :)

Marianna Hammer said...

I love this card, and am lucky to have this ivy die. This is a must to try :)

Mary Lynn Cox said...

This a beautiful card. I love using the white card for the ivy. It is totally unexpected and elegant. Have a good time on holiday and be safe. I cannot wait to see what is next!

Desiree P said...

This die is a must have! Just wish I could start catching up with my wish list before the next die release comes out!