Monday, 2 March 2015

Thank You For All You Do

Hi bloggers!  I love this card and I am pretty sure that you had a sneak peek of it back in Nov. when we launched these dies.  I started with the Times Square and cut a large frame out of the outer die and used a reg. square die cut for the inside area.  I used the Eternal Rings Striplet cutting it several times to make a continuous background.  I used the frame to mount over it and nipped away the excess from around the edges.  I added foam mounting around the edge and mounted it in the centre of a larger piece of white card and added pearls to all the crisscross areas.  I cut two of the Phoenix Gemini die using both cutting edges and embossed them to bring out the deboss features.  I added mounting foam to the back and added them to either side of my focal element.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Copenhagen die, inking it with Aqua Adirondack ink while still in the die to bring out some detail.  I seated my sentiment on to a Scandinavian tag cut out of white card and a New York tag that I had cut down slightly.  I made a single small Camellia with the open petals and added a pearl to the centre and glued it to my tag.  I finished the card with just some plain matting and layering with white and aqua card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.

I'm not off to see my Mom just yet, I'm afraid you are stuck with me for a little bit longer!  This is, however,  the first non working holiday I have had in quite some time and will be completely away from my computer when I leave!  I won't be picking up any emails at all.  The blog is all scheduled so hopefully it will go off without a hitch.  I have arranged for our marketing gal, Sarah, to look in on it just to make sure.  I am hoping to be able to share some pics when I return!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Lovely colour. Another cold day , keep well and warm folks

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card to start the week. Your dies are really stunning. You get better and better.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the striplet dies stunning card and love the colour.
Enjoy your holiday
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the striplet dies stunning card and love the colour.
Enjoy your holiday
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card so Lacey & delicate looking. The colours compliment it so well. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning all. Lovely card, nice fresh colour. Enjoy your break Sue , it's well deserved. JJx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
One word stunning card have a great holiday thank you tracyw x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, have a good rest take care Kitty.

Caroljsmith said...

Good morning sue what a lovely card loved it when you showed it before have a good holiday sue well earned.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, my favourite colours as well, really lovely.

Have a great holiday Sue, it is well deserved, but not to have computer access, wow that is hard in this day and age isn't it.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Yet more great ideas of ways to use dies. Thank you. Hope you enjoy your well earned break, Sue.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, another stunning card, with that striplet die making the centre then the other die cuts adding to this cards beauty. Good for you Sue to leave that computer behind. This way you will Totally chill out. You have been so busy lately the two of you need quality time together. Enjoy every minute of your holidsy.


Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card.
Enjoy your holiday and have a good time you deserve it.

Edwina Scotney said...

A really fresh pretty card Sue, your striplets are so versitile. You deserve a complete break away, very best wishes Edwina

carol quinn said...

this one has the wow factor, suitable for any occasion

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is very pretty and a great use of your striplet dies
Pat x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, lovely colours.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card to start Monday with. The aqua and white works so well together. Have a great time off, and relax. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I loved this card when we had the peek, it's wonderful to have the instructions to see how you made it. I'm glad that you're finally having a non-working holiday, Norway is fabulous and I hope that you get to see the amazing Northern Lights. Enjoy your time away from the blog and we'll all be here when you return. Sue xxx

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the pearl details!

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Have a lovely holiday. Just relax and enjoy.


Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Fabulous card, so love this colour Blue.

Enjoy your time off, if its your cruise you are going on then enjoy yourself and hopefully you will get to see the Northern Lights, my dream lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card and lovely colours to cheer up a dull Monday. Thank you. Enjoy your holiday and hope you feel refreshed when you get back. Hugs Heather x.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card. The strip let die is fabulous, I love the frame you have made and the colour is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for all YOU do including inspiring us with makes like today's.
A stunning card, beautiful colours and a fantastic design as always.
I am so glad to hear you are abandoning the Computer and ditching the e-mails. You both need some quality "chilll out time" enjoy every moment and we look forward to seeing all the pictures of your wonderful journey.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is simlpy beautiful. Lovely colours and layout. I love your striplet and gemini die's, they are very useful to have in our crafty stash lol. Can't believe you won't be doing any work when you are in the states, but to be honest i think it will be lovely to have a complete break when you are away to recharge your batteries and have some quality time with your mom to do loads of girly things and it would be lovely to see a picture of the pair of you having some fun. So have a fantastic holiday and you will come back rareing to start again lol.
Still bitter cold but at least the wind has settled down. Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue . Enjoy your cruise you both deserve it x

Janice K said...

Such a very pretty card that shows off the beauty of the dies.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a lovely card today. Have a great holiday and safe travels.

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue.
I am so glad that you are having a real break, no technologiy and just getting away from it all!!
When you go have a wonderful time .
Take carexxxxRuth

auscrafts said...

lovely card enjoy your holiday

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card today. I hope you enjoy your holiday away from the usual pressures of everyday life.


jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, looks very lacy and love the colours. Enjoy your well earned holiday! Love Jean xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the eternal rings striplet, really pretty card. Enjoy your holidays xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I treated myself to the Times square die set at the weekend I am looking forward to having a play. Enjoy your holiday I hope you get a complete rest. Hugs Jackie

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Sue.Love the color.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the design and colours used xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful card, that little touch of aqua sets off all the diecuts perfectly...and showcases how dies from different collections play so nicely together


Clai01 said...

Wow what a lovely card, have a nice holiday Sue x

Anonymous said...

A really sweet card. Sue.
Enjoy your holiday - you deserve it.

Anne (Northampton)

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Very Dear Friend,
This Card Is Truly Exquisite I Love The Fabulous Colours, I Have The Dies So I May Give This Beauty A Go.
You Share So Much With Us And Deserve So Very Much Back.
It's Great Your Going On Holiday, Don't Forget To Take Those Heated Gloves Etc Lol!
Enjoy My Friend
Sue Take Great Care My Very Dear Friend
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
To All My Wilsonettes Friends
I Really Hope Your Keeping Well, Love And Hugs To Each And Everyone Of You
Please Keep Joining By Bloglovin Sue Needs Your Support Its Just So Very Easy.
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
Beautiful card the dies are fabulous,
Muriel x

Saba said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the Eternal Rings and the look you get when used behind a frame. Aqua and White, lovely and your dinky little camellia on the sentiment adds that final element to a another Sue Wilson Wonder.
Have a fabulous time, look forward to seeing the pictures and hope you are lucky with the Northern Lights.

Love and hugs to all

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. A real stunner with all of your beautiful dies. Enjoy your holiday - a cruise along the Norwegian Ffjords, if I remember rightly? Hope you get to see the Northern Lights, and look forward to seeing your photos. Hugs to all xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, it is very pretty and girlie would look great in other colours. Have a brilliant holiday and relax!!!

Love Rosemarie xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Such a lovely card with just a pop of colour that makes it elegant.
Enjoy your holiday you have well and truly earned it. Good idea too to not take your laptop, that way you can really chill out
See you when yo return
Hugs Cheryl xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, beautiful card, just love the colours.
Have a great time on your hols.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Ps. My grand calibur has broken!!! It was one of the very first ones on c&c, so its had a lot of use. I am wondering what to replace it with, has anyone tried the new teal one?

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the way you use your dies and the colours and the design are wonderful. So pleased you are having a rest from the computer you do mead to rest from it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your mum. Take care xx

Debs A xxx

nattyboots said...

Loving your striplets dies Sue, a lovely card enjoy your me time .
Elaine H X

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,a gorgeous card again .Enjoy your holiday hope you are lucky enough to see the Northern lights! Its spectacular! Take care hugs Jane B.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue from an arctic cold, wet and white Lancashire, but we now have sun !! What on earth is going on with our weather ?!!

At long last - a non working holiday, never thought id see the day lol Norway ? Really ? Brrrr that would certainly finish me off, or at least leave me fingerless !! Have the most wonderful time making memories wherever in the world you visit, its been a long time coming Sue, and of course, have some wonderful quality time with mom and family xxx

I remember this beauty so well, so delicate, my favourite colour's, and the sentiment HAS to be returned to you.
After showing Izzy's amazing bags yesterday, I visited one of your regular Wilsonettes blogs, and there are some absolutly amazing Izzy bags, they are fabulous, so your tutorial must have worked Izzy lol, im useless at written instructions, but I may have to print them off and see what sort of mess I can make of them lol.
I have to add one more thing about this ere 'non working' holiday - Sue, it can ONLY be that if you leave your paper and pencil by your bedside and NOT in your hand luggage lol I feel you may have to be medicated to stop the withdrawl symptoms : )

Sending love n hugs to all that visit today.
Please take care and enjoy your day whatever your plans may be.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jill Berg said...

Fab card today!

DeCor said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Have a great day all.

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, yet another stunning card today. Lovely colours too.
Good for you to leave your computer behind, this way you can really totally Relax and Enjoy your holiday....xxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue,Lovely card and a fresh colour shows dies off really well

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card and I love the way you have used the striplet die. Have a well-earned holiday and a good time with your mum too. Best wishes

karenlotty said...

Yay! I have Times Suare and the Striplet Now just need the plain square Superb card in gorgeous colours Enjoy your holiday

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, so pleased that I have all the dies needed to replicate this crafty creation. Hope you have a great holiday and get to completely recharge your batteries. Lol lynne m x x x

Fur babies dislike the pink bean bag with a vengence now. When they jump up on the settee the
beanbag gets tossed onto the floor every time. They don't even try to lay on it anymore much to my dismay as it did provide much laughter. However, they have now decided that the arms of the settees are perfect for stretching out on ( must have cat dna somewhere in their makeup) they do like to lay with their legs hanging down each side of the arm. Hubby did say that its not a very ladylike position to lay in- my response was that our 2 are definitely NOT ladies. He is sure that its just a little lapse and that his princesses are most certainly ladies. Talk about looking through rose coloured glasses!!!

Lol and oodles of hugs to all lynne m & dreadfully devious doggie divas x x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. Have a good break!
Veronique L

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, really love the Gemini dies and this one is so pretty and I like how you've used it on this card. I have a special card to make for a friend who is leaving her job to go to another school so this would be perfect for that. Hope you have a fabulous holiday and that you do manage to get a complete break from work and that you are able to chill out - you deserve it.
Lilian, sorry to hear your Grand Calibur has broken. My advice would be to get an eBosser if you can afford it - it makes it so much easier.
Love and hugs to all on this very cold and snowy day - stay safe and warm, love Alison xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love it all.
Good for you leaving it all behind and having a complete rest, but knowing you I bet you will still have a notebook and pencil in your bag.
Have a wonderful time.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, beautiful colour

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love this card and the Dies !
You must be so looking forward to no emails etc!
Take care Sue
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, love the colours, and the compilation of the die-cuts.
How lovely for you to have a non-working holiday, enjoy !!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
love this card and done in my favourite colours...I haven't yet purchased "Eternal Rings" I have been waiting for my local stockist to get it back in stock, which it now is so I will be ordering!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

nancyd said...

MorningSue, a gorgeous card and we should
Sending this sentiment to you for all your
Fabulous work you do for us. Enjoy your
Well deserved holiday.
Nancyd xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue the card is stunning those stripplet dies are beautiful. I hope you are going to get some rest I don't know how you will stay off your computer ect but we will see love you sue have a wonderful time. June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

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

Joan D said...

The eternal rings striplet looks stunning. I must get that one. The colours and t xtures on the card are fabulous.xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue we should be sending you this card ,the sentiment is perfect.
love the colour and die used and no big bow again,perfect for me.
Marion H

Lesley Thomas said...

Pretty card today Sue, but I'd have to try and substitute Lyra for mine, as I don't have the die you used.

Perhaps I was a bit previous wishing Mum a Happy Birthday, so I do hope you enjoy your holiday. Have a great time!

pinky said...

Perfection, this card is so appealing to the eye.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I really like the colour and the layout. Thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely break

Best wishes

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, have a great holiday!
Gail Cx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, just right for the anniversary card I need to make today. Have a fantastic Holliday and thanks for making sure we can get our daily Sue Wilson "fix" while you are away. You are very thoughtful. x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card sings to me - it's gorgeous, so elegant.
I love backgrounds made with the striplets and this one is outstanding.

Hope you are enjoying your holiday, away from computers. Looking forward to the pics.
Hugs, Rose

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the striplet used as a background like this.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love the card and as I have the dies I will certainly give it a try.
Take care,
Evis M.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Card stunning.
Have a wonderful time with your Mum and wish her a Happy Birthday from us all
Carol x

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card, the striplet looks great in the background.

Maryann Laursen said...

I´m finally back with the living and what a load of amazing work here the last many many days too, and todays card is just absolutely stunning too Sue.

Marion Bull said...

A lovely card today. I think the Gemini dies are my favourites (but then again I keep changing my mind). Enjoy your holiday Sue, you have certainly earned it!

Hope the Northern Lights light up for you!

Marion B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Patricia (Summerhouse),

Fabulous job with those Carina bags!...and thank you for showing me I was wrong not to buy that die - I thought that is was just too delicate even with a backing to be used on a bag flap but yours look wonderfully classy...and was really surprised at how many toiletries you got in the bag - did you enlarge the bottom measurement?...and have you thought of adding an Anonymous button to your list of identities, would have loved to leave a comment on your blog...

and for the visual learners, if you found my lenghy instructions just too much faff then if you click on the templates pic it will enlarge it and you can then print it off and follow that instead - the bag pieces are just basic rectangles so very easy to make - otherwise I couldn't have done them myself! we all need to make our dies work as hard as possible...


Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, with the touch of aqua - especially like the Eternal Rings background and use this a lot with frames, always get a good result!
Good on you 'getting away from it all' (us!) but thanks for all your effort in ensuring that the blog goes out daily so we do get our fix!!
Happy cruising.

'P' in Wales

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card Sue, very restful colours too.
Enjoy your work free holiday, you deserve a proper break after the busy couple of years you have had with these dies. Tell us all about it when you get home.
Janice W

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I do remember this card as the White striplets sort of reminded me of ornate plasterwork! It is beautiful and I love those colours. Have the dies so will try with a twist!
Please go and enjoy your holiday - great idea not to take computer! We will happily blog - sit while you've gone . It will be like house or dog watching without the hassle!
Hope you see the Aurora Borealis! It looks wonderful on the TV - in real life will be amazing.
Lots of love,
Myra xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, fab card. Love the striplets used as backgrounds.
Have an amazing vacation,you so deserve it.
Lots of hugs to all who need them. Theresa xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is a gorgeous card, the striplet cut several times as a background is as always stunning.
Lorna D

Paula said...

Such a beautiful card Sue! I sound surprised, don't I? :) Your hands don't know how to make a bad card, unlike mine. Still, never mind, I'm going to keep trying!!!
Have a wonderful holiday, you deserve it.

Paula x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card the colours are so calming. And the sentiment is sent right back to you!
Enjoy your cruise to Norway, we did it a couple of years back, it is stunning sailing up the fiords, very relaxing.
Take care and enjoy your holiday.
Jess x

DMJ said...

Enjoy your holiday, Sue, see you when you get back!!

Love this card too,

Doreen x

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, Thank-you for the Anniversary wishes with my email and also to DIANE G and ANGELA IN SOUTH WALES thank-you for the kind wishes, hope you had a good St.Davids Day Angela. Trying to snow this morning in Cumbria, good excuse for a crafting day! Keep safe everyone,
Love, Junex (Cumbria)

IVY Cheong said...

Hi sue,

I love this card and what more can I say... they just get better everyday :-) love, Ivy L xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card and lovely colour combo.
Hope you have a wonderful relaxing holiday.
Have a great day.
Ang x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Late commenting today been making room for my new dies lol. I love today's card it's so pretty it looks so intricate. Your dies make it easy to make this style of card without a lot of effort.
Have a brilliant holiday and make sure you have lots of YOU TIME!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, I love this striplet, I have recently purchased it after the amazing inspiration on your weekender shows, also the Izzy bags, they are a real reason to buy the Striplets !
Sue, time to rest & relax, enjoy the stunning scenery, although I know your fingers will be itching by the end of the holiday! Love & hugs xxx
Izzy, thank you sweetheart for being so kind by sharing the details of your amazing creations, the buzz on my blog about them was crazy yesterday, Patricia was telling us how fab they were so I popped over to her blog and was blown away, by her bags!
I really must look into getting an anonymous button on my blog, (not sure how though) !
Patricia, you should be so proud of your bags, top job lady! Xxxx
Lillian My lovely friend Pat (witney) has the new tael one and hers is going well, although she has only had it a couple of months, it us supposed to be more robust, they were selling like 'hot cakes' at the show on Saturday, you still have to turn the dies about, but may be the case with all machines!
Well I am off to the 'coffee shop' via my craft room!
Love and hugs to all
Sandra xxxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card today for which Thank You. I do so hope you have a great holiday - I'm guessing this will be a very welcome change after the busy spell of the last couple of months. Take care and hope you enjoy not just today but all the todays of your forthcoming vacation.
Margaret A.

Lea Brawn said...

Have a fab break Sue. Great card as usual x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a card so beautiful i really like it i may get some crafting done today all been well fingers crossed,hugs Sarah xxx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. I hope you have a super duper holiday.
Love today's card, fresh and crisp.

Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.xx

Claire said...

Lovely card.

Have a great time away.

Take care


nzillingworth said...


Swiftycrafter said...

Beautiful card, beautiful colours, just lovely.
Have a wonderful holiday and a much deserved rest.
Lynne x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, great card as always. I hope you have a great holiday, as you said it's been a long time since you had one. X Ros

nannapat said...

I love the way you have used the eternal rings striplet die Sue. A really stunning card. Enjoy your break wherever it may be. Pat x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
beautiful card... The eternal rings are one of my favourits...just fantastic
Rolf xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - yet another superb card today - love the eternal rings!
Janette x

hotpotato said...

stunning card Sue. x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today Sue. I just love the striplet dies, and I've bought this one. Thanks to Izzy for allowing you to post her template for her bags. They are gorgeous aren't they. I'm sat hear waiting for Pete to put my socks on for me. But I really need my big toe nail cut properly on my right foot. Pete won't cut it left handed for me. I won't be able to wait a couple of months before they're cut again. Hugs to all in need of one today.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I have already pinned, love the colours and the design, just need to wait for my Gemini die to arrive to make borders like these.
Izzy your instructions were easy to follow and I have made 5 little clutch bags, no handles!
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This card is beautiful. Everything about it screams elegance.
Have a good break whatever you are doing, and enjoy the rest. Also enjoy your breakfasts with mam and her friends at your friendly cafe.
Maureen xx

Paula said...

enjoy a well deserved vacation. Todays card is elegant, as usual.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and delicate. Lovely summery colours.

Kate's Cards said...

Enjoy your break!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card - very pretty. I love the striplet background.
Hope you have a fantastic holiday. You certaily deserve the rest and relaxation.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely feel to this card. Love the spring like colour as it snows here this morning!

Enjoy your holiday. Relax and enjoy - it is well deserved xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card with just the right amount of detail for me. The Gemini dies are so calling to me :-)

It has just started snowing here even though it was not forecast until tomorrow so I hope it very soon turns to rain. I have a trip to the vet booked for tomorrow so hopefully the forecast will be wrong as usual!

wysiwygs said...

What a beautiful card again Sue.
Love the colours.
Enjoy your rest,

Lunasdatter said...

Wow .. its a beautiful Card ..

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it :)

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card, as usual.
Have a lovely time with your mom.
Nina x

jane stillman said...

Another fabulous card,Sue, so glad you can stay with us a bit longer! lol xx

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue.
Hope you are somewhere warm and cosy, we had snow last night and this morning but the roads and footpaths are clear.
I have a coal fire to keep me warm and cosy and lots of crafting to keep me busy.

Take care all.
Love and hugs

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is amazing....I haven't tried making a background with my striplets dies yet....not sure how easy I'll find lining it up....I will give it a go though cos the effect is smashing!!!!
Enjoy your break!!!!

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue .. Love the colour ..x

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card, as always Sue
Enjoy Norway and have a good rest.

Brenda Lello said...

hello Sue,
You love this Aqua and White card it is beautiful.
Your matting and layering always looks so perfect, I watch with envy, as the teacher would say I'm working towards!
Hope you have a lovely holiday, you really deserve one. Indulge yourself and enjoy. LOL
Take care love Brenda XXX

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card such pretty colours and dies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Susan White said...

Glad you are having a completely work free holiday - enjoy and relax! Susan x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Truly stunning card!

scrAPpamondo said...

Just fabulous! I like your diecuts match and love so much the camelia!!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Another beautiful card, your cards are always stunning. Mine I have to work hard getting them like yours, of course they never end up like yours ever, but I keep trying.

Cold day here, with strong winds, best to be indoors, keep warm and keep crafting.

Enjoy your holiday love and hugs to all
Dorothy xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, am on wait list for the striplet die, it's so pretty. Have a lovely holiday. x

Crafting Queen said...

Another beautiful card.

Olga said...

So pretty and tender!)

Jeannie Butt said...

It's beautiful, such lovely colours.

Jeannie Butt

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I love the color and the dies.

Have a safe and relaxing vacation.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card in design and colour. The strip let is so versatile. Enjoy your holiday no computer sounds a wonderful idea but I bet you get withdrawal symptoms after the first week!! love from Jackie xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Stunning card. The strip let is on my birthdays list.
So I might get it this week hopefully lol
Enjoy ur holiday. I finish up tomorrow for a few days canny wait just need a break x

Cathie Weary said...

Great card and thanks for the instructions for this beauty. I do remember it and of course, have everything I need to give it a try. Enjoy your non-working holiday. You really deserve it.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card today, so glad you are taking a complete break from everything, enjoy your well earned rest and time to be with your friends and family, look forward to your return, thankyou for all you do for us crafters it is truly inspiring.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Pat

If reaching your toes is the problem you can get toenail scissors with angled blades and very long handles from sellers who deal with mobility and care equipment. 'Long handle toenail cutters' in a search engine will bring them up for you. Not sure how much they are as I got mine a long time ago and whether the cost is worth it if the issue is temporary but they are very good if reaching is the thing stopping you cutting them yourself.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery and hugs, T xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and love the background. Colours not bad either. Hope you have a relaxing holiday and come back full of wonderful ideas. Hugs xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card , design and colour choice


Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

Good on you for leaving the laptop behind! You and your hubby deserve some quality time after the busy year you've had. I can't begin to imagine how much work it took to set up the blog to still pop up cards while you're away, you deserve a holiday just for that! Anyway, from Mr W, Billy and myself have a wonderful, restful time. I look forward to seeing pictures when you return.

Anyhoo, on to the card. So so pretty. Can have a crack at this as the dies I don't have I have some from the same range. Hoping to order the gaps I have in New York and Noble in the next couple of months which should take me up to your next C & C show!

Lynne, took Billy a couple of weeks to trust his new bed when we got it last year. His is memory foam and he wasn't sure of the feeling of it sinking into place I think. It was funny seeing him lay on the floor using it as a giant pillow in the first week though! Pretty sure he'd destroy a bean bag in seconds as it makes a rustling noise, imagine the scene, beanbag innards flying through the air like a vicious snowstorm around 30kg of lurcher doing a Taz impression! Your divas do make me giggle!

Lilian, I know the teal GC is stronger and the plates a tad closer together so you don't need shims. I'd check reviews online for all the A4 Machines and see what suits your usage and your budget. I brought a hardly used GC second hand earlier this year as I used my supermarket loyalty points on a certain auction site and still have my tough little A5 machine for thicker materials and my old cartridge dies. I hope you find a machine that suits you asap!

Lots of hugs and crafty happiness to Sue and Wilsonettes everywhere. Extra hugs to those who are ill, in treatment or recovery or in any sort of pain.

T xxx

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty and delicate card. Loving the colour combination x

Patricia said...

IZZY:- Thank you for the lovely comment.
I am hopeless on the computer but will try and sort out that "anonymous" thing.

Patricia x

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful card I love the colours. Hope you have a brilliant holiday.

Chris Curry said...

Finally got to my computer to see your lovely, delicate card Sue. I love the striplets and am delighted to have my New York dies now too. Thank you.Xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

A lovely card again today. Hope you have a a relaxing holiday and return refreshed and invigorated.
Happy Days,

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colour, hugs Carole Z X

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card Sue & love the colour.
I love every one of your dies in each collection as they are so versatile with being able to mix & change their styles enabling us to make many new combinations of styles.

Enjoy your well deserved holiday..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue this is a beautiful card, I love the way you have used the striplet in the square, I must try that. The New York dies are so lovely to use. I hope you and your partner have a fantastic holiday, sounds just right for you both to rest and relax so have a wonderful time. Take care love Diane G xxx

Val Jones said...

Hi sue. As usual you're showing us a stunning card. I love the colour and the layout.
enjoy your hols.
love val in spain x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
It will do you the world of good to get away from it all.

terrie said...

I can see why you love the colors..they go so well together...
Spring is jusr around the corner...
Well done Sue

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty, love the colours .. xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, this is s very lovely card, love the details you put into your cards totally gorgeous x x x

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Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

The dies you've used are lovely and I really like the Gemini Dies.

Have a wonderful, well deserved break.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

barbara macaskill said...

This is a beautiful card!! LOVE the borders so much!!
Enjoy your unplugged vacation! Sometimes getting unplugged is just what is needed to rejuvenate ourselves!!! ENJOY!!

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card and great to get inspiration of how different dies work so well together. Lovely colours too. Deb C x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this one is sooooo pretty. (Not usually a word in my vocabulary!!!)Think everything about this one is beautiful. Have a good holiday and come back fully rested to inspire us with some more of your wonderful creations.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Beautiful card. Very elegant, nice soothing colour too.

Love Helen x

Anouk said...

i love the usage of frames on this card

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. What a lovely card - the striplets are such a brilliant idea and do look like one continuous background. Super colour too. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Beautiful card Sue ,your dies are so great and you can use them for so many different ways. Thank you for all you do ! Have a fabulous holiday.Make sure to wrap up warm it's cold in Norway too lol.

To all wilsonette's Take care!
Warm hugs Maria x

Joanna Dickson said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Hope you have a fabulous beak. You work so hard will be good for you to have a rest.... saying that you have suffer withdrawl lol.
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Hope you have a fabulous beak. You work so hard will be good for you to have a rest.... saying that you have suffer withdrawl lol.
Jo xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, have a lovely hol

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is absolutely lovely :)

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card and i do indeed remember it on your show because i think the colours are gorgeous as are the striplets,
Have a wonderful holiday, if it is Norway you are going to you can sit on your balcony but will have to stay up late to catch them, hugs to all, Johanna

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like how the striplet die cutout can be combined to make a cutout back ground. It is lovely with the added pearls.

Glennis said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Better late than never with my comment today - this card is lovely I really love these dies. Hope you have a good well deserved rest before seeing your Mom.
Beverley W

Diane Naylor said...

Hi Sue, wishing you a lovely holiday but what a stunning card to start of the week. Really is beautiful and love the colours you have used. Thank you for sharing.

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, late again today, but well worth the wait, what a beautiful card and the colours so fresh and pretty. Sincerely hope that you have a fabulous holiday to re-energise! Enjoy your time away. Regards, Linda.

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card today.
I just love them all.
I am enjoying all the dies in the new York collection and I love the striplet die you have used today.
Have a lovely holiday, if anyone needs one it is you with all the lovely dies and cards you have been spoiling us with.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Beautiful card. xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Beautiful card. xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. Love this card with just a touch of colour it really highlights the card. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue, love the shapes and colours. I don't have the eternal rings striplet die so I must move that one up the wish list and get it as soon as I can. It looks really good.

Have a fabulous holiday, you've earned it!

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Macky.

Hellma said...

great card Sue, enjoy your Non working holiday (bet you can't do it)hope you can you deserve to chill. Big hugs to Mum when you get there.

Gail said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and one of my favourite colour combos - have an amazing time on your jollies and good for you leaving all the techno stuff behind xx GailT xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. Safe journey to your hols. Kind regards Joanne K x

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card Sue,just the ticket for a wedding anniversary.

Theresa Pace said...

enjoy your hols Sue. you deserve them.
lovely card with a lovely shade of blue, hugs xx

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, a really fresh pretty card Sue, your striplets are so versatile. I am building up my collection slowly.xx

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, left a comment this morning but it seems to have disappeared. So (at risk of repeating myself!) lovely card and do like the Eternal Rings - always get a good result when using within a frame.
Good for you to be computerless for the holiday, just glad we will still have the blog and thank you for all your hard work scheduling the posts for while you are away.
Look forward to the pics on your return.
Happy cruising!!

'P' in Wales

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love todays card !! I love the colours you have used to. The Phoenix Gemini Die looks so beautiful either side of the Times Square dies. The Eternal Rings Striplet looks fab !! I have this die but I have not used it yet. I love the mix of dies you have used for your focal point and the Camelia Dies are Sooo lovely. ( They are on my long wish list.) Thanks for sharing this beautiful card today Sue. This card is definately one I would like to make as soon as I can buy a Gemini Die. Thank you for your confirmation last night that I am one of your comment game winners. I am so excited !! Thank you !!
I hope you have a lovely holiday Sue wherever you are going. Sending you lots of love and best wishes from Tres x x x

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

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today Sue, such pretty colours.

I vaguely remember you saying on C&C that you were going to see the Northern lights, if this is your holiday have a fantastic time and I look forward to seeing some pics when you get home. enjoy all your well earned time off and not looking at your emails. we will all still be here with support as if you are here everyday.

Have a fab holiday!!

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.
Have a great break,it's great sometimes to switch off completely so enjoy.

Laura O' Connor said...

have a nice relaxing holiday ,this is a stunning card ,love the camilla flowers [really love the fact there are so many flowers to cut at one time ].Laura O

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes
Third time lucky,all floating in cyberspace.
Gorgeous car Sue love love it the colours & the die's used make. Stunning card.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Love & Hug's to everyone sorry short but it might go space walking Lynda xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A really stunning card again, love the dies.
Di B x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card using your beautiful striplet and Gemini dies .
Have a lovely holiday Sue xxx
Crafty hugs to all
Jean D xxxx

ang said...

Gorgeous card, lovely dies and pretty colours angxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card today, Sue, i love everything about it.
Have a great time on your holiday, you very much deserve it after all the hard work you have been doing.
Take care and "Bon Voyage"!
Love from Lesley S x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a stunning card, A lot of work has went into making it
Have a wonderful Holiday Sue you deserve it
Take care
Hazel G XX

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