Sunday, 29 March 2015

Thank You

Good Sunday morning all!  This is about as close to clean and simple as I get.  I do really enjoy this style of card as it is actually more difficult to do in many ways.  For one, you have to make sure you don't leave any smudges anywhere! LOL  That alone is quite a challenge!  It doesn't need much in the way of a descriptive write up, but here goes.  I started by stamping my sentiment from the Justrite Extra Grand Sentiment set in black Archival ink on a piece of coconut white card.  I always start with a slightly larger piece of card so I have a bit of trim room if needed if I stamp it a bit wonky.  Next I used the largest size of the Camellia Complete petal die to cut three apertures in a vertical line down the edge of the card.  I have to admit, I don't measure things, just eye ball them so if you want it to be more precise, then a ruler should be used.  I added mounting foam to the back of the card to raise it for dimension.  Behind each of the three apertures, I added a different colour card, which I had embossed the flower into for more detail.  The remainder of the card is simply matting and layering to add some interest to the simplicity of the design.  I did finish with my signature paper pierced layer mat (just so you would believe I actually made the card! LOL)  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment Game winners.  This week's winners are:

Maureen Killen!!!

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

Angela (UK)!!!
Margaret Dixon!!!

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

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, as always. Clean and simple but so lovely. Hope you are taking it slowly, you don't want a setback.
Congrats to all winners
Janet and Mr E glad you can travel, it will do you good to get away.
Alison, so good for your Aunt to be in het own home, those McMillan nurses are amazing,
Hugs to anyone who needs or wants one, thinking of you all.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Todays card is beautiful. Loving the clean and simple lines to it. Then just a pop of colour behind the apertures. Stunning. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Hoping you are taking things nice and easy and not doing any rushing around. Work will still be there when you are feeling more like yourself.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love todays card. Simple yet stunning :-) Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A Beautiful card thank you, a lovely idea. Take extra care of your self. congrats to the winners.Take care all Kitty.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A splendid CAS card. They are difficult to do as the temptation is always to add a bit more. And no smudges is always good lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

Beautiful simple card today with that little bit of colour.
As your hour has gone back I can check you at 4pm this week and next weekend our clocks go forward to it will be 3pm for a while as you head into spring and summer and we into winter, but there is always this bright time each day
Congratulations to the winners
Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Simple but lovely.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is beautiful in its simplicity I love it. I agree with everyone please take things slowly so that you fully recover.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Good morning all . Lovely card Sue. Enjoyed watching Julia demonstrate at Wilmslow yesterday. Would have liked to have stayed longer but had other commitments, even hubby stayed and enjoyed. Congrats to all winners. JJ xx

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful.

I'll of your cards are wonderful.

Best wishes
Maggie D

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another simply but beautiful card thank you tracyw

Anonymous said...

Simple card, Sue, but nonetheless effective. The layers are what make this stand out, and as ever yours are perfect! Now that would be the difficult part - pour moi!!
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

rosiejt said...

That's lovely!

Anonymous said...

Very effective.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the clean and simple cards you do. And this one is Gorgeous. And I love the design.

Take care
Debs xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Sometimes less is more. Love this. Must try!

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Today's card is beautiful, just beautiful.
Love the CAS beauty
No smudges would be a real trial for me but will definitely have a go later.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card love the simplicity, thanks for sharing! Congrats to all the winners!
love Junex (Cumbria)

carol quinn said...

really clean and simple card.....ideal for a last minute

Julie Elli said...

I like it a lot Sue. Like you say finding the right balance on a simple card is hard . I think using the aperture of the flowers is genius as it pulls the images into backgrounder. If you had just stuck the flowers in a line on a flat piece of card they may have looked lost on their own. Thanks for the quick card idea. Big hug
Julie E

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. This is a stunning card, it looks like it's a picture which should be framed and on the wall.
Congratulations to all the winners. Sue xxx

Julie Elli said...

Ps Congratulations to the winners. 😄

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue, simple & clean but still lovely. Yvonne xc

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. This is my kind of card. Clean and simple. Really elegant I think. Love the little pop of colour from the flowers. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card
The sentiment stamp is lovely
Pat x

TDQ Karen said...

Hi Sue, love this look. Very springlike too. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful clean and simple card in really pretty colours today I love it.
Make sure you look after yourself, no stressing about not doing enough until you are fighting fit again Sue : )
Congratulations to all of the Sunday Comment Game winners, especially Maureen. Enjoy your prizes everyone
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just perfect!...


Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Sunning card, as you so simple and clean - love it.
Hope you are feeling better

Chris Curry said...

A simple pretty card that says it all Sue. Thought at first you had cut three flowers from different coloured card but what you did is more effective. Thank you.Xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue.

How pretty and perfectly matt and layered.

Well done all the winners.

Have a good Sunday.

Love Val in Spain x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. This card is so effective, just love it. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
It is quite simple looking but very lovely.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jan.moogie said...

I just love the clean cut simple finish on this card Sue and your special prickled edge sets it off a treat. Hope you are completely well now. Hugs xx

Maria Illsley said...

Simply stunning xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love the elegant simplicity of this card. It is right up my street! The little splashes of colour are lovely. Thanks Sue. Hope you are fully recovered.congratulations to the Sunday winners especially Maureen and Rolfi's. Enjoy your prizes. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx
Ps hope everyone remembered to put their clocks forward!

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a simple but very effective card .Take care Jane B.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is so nice and unexpected. Love how you have recessed the flowers and not a smudge in sight!
Congratulations to all winners. x

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue.
So many people I know have been hit by that bus that got you - it's been a bad bug. Take the recovery slowly - you probably needed a slow down period anyway.
Lovely card. Would love to see this one in real life. he photography create optical illusuons. The mats and layers look exquisite and perfect. I would love to see you demo creating mats from scratch. Your cards are always something to aspire to. Thank you.
Caz x

hollyberry said...

A really beautiful card,clean and simple is good for a change.
Congratulations to all the winners.

JosieB said...

Good morning every one, A lovely ,clean and simple card this morning,
some times it's good to do some thing different!
Best wishes to all

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Good morning Sue
Today's gift may be clean and simple but what a beautiful statement it makes. This is definitely one occasion which says 'less is more' and it works for me.

Well it looks and feels like we've gone backwards into winter than springing into spring. Someone somewhere has really got His seasons mixed up. It's raining/very windy and cold!! Will we ever get our proper seasons back?

Congratulations to all this week's winners especially Muriel.

It's going to be hectic all day with last minute packing and making sure everything is sorted here. We leave at 06.00 tomorrow so I'll be absent in the morning but hopefully will be able to get a signal around tea time. If not it will be Tuesday before I see you all again.

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

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the CAS style. You are right it is a hard style to get right it is so difficult not to smudge something. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-made better by its simplicity.

Congrats to all the winners.


Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning CAS card, love it. The first and last images I thought he flowers were stuck on the front its only by the close ups that I could see the apertures, silly me!!! Beautifully done, i would never have got the apertures in line lol!

Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a great day

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

A lovely CAS card Sue !
I agree about the smudges ...such a challenge when you are a messy crafter!
Have a good day Sue and all ,

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely CAS card, loving the apertures with differing colours under, very effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is fantastic, I love the flowers die cut into the card with the colours behind. CAS but fab. Congrats to the comment game winners, have a great day everyone. Bx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, So plain, so simple but so beautiful, Congratulation to all the winners - you lucky people

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Such a beautiful card. So clean and simple.


Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a less is more card, and it's beautiful !
Congrats to the winners.
Gail Cx

Linda28 said...

Really like how you have designed this card, the colours really pop through the apertures. One to remember! Take care everyone. Linda

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the clean and simple look of this card, but as you say sometimes it can be more work to ensure it looks clean and simple.
Lorna D

gwen70 said...

so simple but so gorgeous

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the framed effect and the different colours, simole but very efffective

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
So beautiful. Love clean and simple
Congrats to winners.
Take care

marg said...

Hello Sue
Its Wet, Windy and Cold here in Bristol.... so much for Summertime!
I hope you're in the warm and had a lay in!
I love this type of card, the mat and layers are so precise, and the pierced edges make it a Sue card!
CAS but effective!
Take care
Love Marg

doreenj said...

A lovely CAS card today, Sue, something else to try!!

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Simple but stunning thank you sue congrats to the winners love to all June horrocks xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This card certainly says 'stop and look at me', absolutely beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful simple and clean card.
Congrats. all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a really simple looking card (but it is not what you think) today and I love it, it is screaming out elegance and I love the way you have embossed the flowers to give them a bit of shape it looks lovely.

Congratulations to all the winners...oh you lucky Tommy Trinder used to say, yes I know lots of you won't know who I am talking about but some might.

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

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue & ladies,

A beautifully simple card that says it all. Less is more.
Congratulations to the winners, especially my dear heart, Maureen Killen, on winning the comment game. Enjoy your lovely prize.
Safe travelling Janet & OH, so pleased you could make it.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

auscrafts said...

I like this style of card CAS cards aren't always easy you nearly always want to add a bit more

patwyn said...

Morning Sue,
I love the simple elegance of this card. Just beautiful.

Congrats to all the winners, and also Evis (yesterday).

Take care, Sue.

Hugs to all
Pat xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I agree that this sort of card is more difficult, but you have done it superbly. I love it. SueL x

Jill Berg said...

Simply Stylish!

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful simple card suitable for all occasions - I love it. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great Sunday. xx

karenlotty said...

Very stylish I love CAS cards a) because I usually make cards that need to be posted and b) they just shout class and elegance

Carole Z said...

Love this very stylish CAS card Sue, congrats to all the winners, hugs Carole Z X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. So clean and simple. Love the colours behind the flowers. Congratulations to all the comment winners especially Maureen.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card so clean and simple, sometimes less is more says it all. Hope you are taking care of yourself.
Congratulations to all today's winners, enjoy your goodies.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so striking and elegant and the sentiment really shouts out. Love it. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today. Best wishes,

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue simply stunning.
I do love this one. Will def have a go when I finally get my hands on that blooming die.
It's not available anywhere in the uk :-( so sad xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love it! Congrats to all the lucky winners.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the clean and simple look for a change too! Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Simple but clean and pretty love it. love Jean Z xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful CAS card, love the clean simple lines, another way to use your lovely camellia dies. Hope you are taking it easy.
To the winners enjoy your prize.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Just love this card. I'm definitely in the camp of less is more (though I do love all your cards)and this one particularly appeals to me in its simplistic appearance. Just beautiful...

Anouk said...

i don´t know about this one. maybe less is more but i like a bit more

Lesley Thomas said...

Ooh, Sue, its really lovely - I am not good at C&S, so it's good to have an idea or two.

Mac Mable said...

Love the CAS card today. Very different to your usual style and equally as good x

Jayne S said...

I really love the simple clean look of this card, I will definately be trying this one. Thanks for sharing.

hotpotato said...

I love it Sue, as you said it's clean and simple but it's still lovely. x

scrAPpamondo said...

I think it's a fabulous CAS! All these layers and the 3D effect made with the aperture look great, very stylish!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning Sue - I love it. Very clean and fresh looking. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love it, simple but very effective.

Beverley W

Paula said...

Oh, I do love simple! That card is beautiful, simply elegant actually. There's nothing else to say about it. :)

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Clean and simple but so effective Sue, love from Jackie xx

Jane said...

It may be simple but it catchers the eye all the same . Love it.

Jane xx

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, happy Sunday morning. Today's card s very clean and simple and very effective, it's lovely. Like the way you have put the different layers making it look liked it is framed.

ElizabethS x

pinky said...

I love this style but do struggle with it. This is pure perfection, love the pastel colours.

Linda Graham said...

We would know a card of yours anywhere Sue,simple but perfect this one, thank you, Linda x

nattyboots said...

So clean looking and simply adorable, i love it !.
Elaine H X

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, just beautiful crafty hugs Julie xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love it.
Evis M.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Simplicity in one. I like it.

Well done to the winners enjoy your goodies.

Hugs to all
Dorothy xx

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous clean and simple card x x

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, just beautiful crafty hugs Julie xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very clean and eye catching. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
simple but very effective. Sometimes it doesn´t need much to say "Thank you" but you are right you have to be careful with the white paper.
If I make mistakes I always glue stars in winter and flowers in summer on it. LOL
I´m soooooooooooo happy to win a prize I will send you my address immediately
Rolf xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I agree simple is so unforgiving Sue. Funnily enough these clean "simple" cards are the ones I sell most of. I find very elaborate cards have a smaller market place.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
congrats to the winners, The card is amazing i thought it was a picture in a frame it looks brilliant love it, hugs Sarah xxx

CraftyJo said...

I love it! It's weird though, no matter how big I 'blow up' the first photo (main card) it looks like the flowers are stuck on top and not behind! Optical illusion I guess :)

Anne Crawford said...

Simple but Stunning! I love this card , perfect for a thank you card.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Love and hugs to all xo

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
from one happy Wilsonette. Thank you so much for "pulling" my name and if anyone is confused about "Muriel" in Ecco of Sheffield's comment, it's a nickname. Congratulations to all the other winners.
Your plain and elegant card today is a lesson in simplicity and perfection. I know you say you don't do measuring but it certainly doesn't show on this card, and as for smudges, you don't do them, you do artistic interpretation!!
I hope you are feeling better today, and still taking it easy.
Thank you again.
I hope everyone is as well as they can be.
Maureen xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Wow love this card with its simple look but know how difficult it is to achieve! I too thought the flowers were stuck on top, silly me that would be too easy!. My flowers would be a cluster as I know my straight line would be wonky!
Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday Sue and recharging the batteries.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the winners, Maureen can see your grin from here! Xxxx

Scottydog said...

Hi sue, what a clean, bright, simple but classy card this is. Congrats to all the winners! Hope you have a little more energy today. Do take care.

Meg said...

Hi Sue, Oh I love this card and can see it with lots of different coloured 'flowers'.

Love and hugs

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful clean and simple and I love it, will definitely have a go at this.
Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes
Hugs and best wishes everyone

IVY Cheong said...

Simple but nonetheless a classy and elegant card. Take care, Ivy L xx

Susan White said...

Love it!I really do like simple cards for everyday occasions and this one ticks every box!!! Congrats to this week's comment game winners, Susan x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A lovely clean cut card, stunning, hope you are getting back to feeling yourself, not to quick now, take it easy.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love the clean lines of this card is just also fresh. Thank you for sharing this with us

Congratulations to all of today's winners, enjoy your prize.

Sue I hope you're feeling better, please don't go pushing yourself too hard.

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday.
Love Brenda xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue. Hope you are feeling slightly stronger today with less of a 'woozy head' Thinking of you dear friend.

Many congrats to ALL Sunday winners, enjoy your gift, I use mine so often.

Simply stunning. Simply elegant. I DO love this style of card, simplicity is an art in itself. Some cards can feel like a slap in the face (NOT your cards Sue) obviously, but overdoing a card can just end up looking like everything has been thrown up in air and stuck down where its landed lol. This Sunday Special is just amazing Sue, even I think I maybe able to do something similar (but NOWHERE as gorgeous as this)

Im only to happy to send anyone some die cuts of the camelia petals both open and closed, dont know how but Im only too happy to cut some.

Thinking of all friends that are struggling today. Missing you Cam, TOB, and Alison.
Sending love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful, clean simplistic card & looks amazing.
Delicate & fresh with the 3 flower detail & suitable for many occasion & I think it really lends itself for a Sympathy card with a change of wording of course.


Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This card lends itself to many different sentiments, Thinking of You, With Sympathy, With Love to name but a few. Adding the flower behind the cutouts also gives a different look to just sticking them onto the card. Love it. Margaret xxx

hazel young said...

Simply beautiful Sue xx hazel

Helen Bell said...

A lovely, nice clean and simple card today.

Love Helen xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
That's a pretty amazing card! From a distance it looks like the flower design is sitting on top of the card instead of being an aperture, what a cool technique. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
A really beautiful card so fresh and crisp looking
Many congratulations Maureen so delighted you have won, enjoy your gift. xx
Margaret corgi owner

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What an interesting and effective card.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs all round.

Hazel said...

Sue, I just love the simpleness of your card, and just that coloured flowers are perfect. Hazel x

Congrats Maureen and the others for winning.

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Very nice. I can think of lots of ways to change it up for different occassions or seasons. A good card if needed in a hurry.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. Stunning for it's clean simplicity. I really like that the coloured card is behind the apertures,great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Congrats to the winners.

Best wishes.

SusanP, Kent said...

This is lovely. I like simple!
I know it's an optical illusion, but in some of the photos the flowers look recessed yet front-on they appear surface-mounted. It's doing my head in!

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card!

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Well you are a lady who is full of surprises! I love today's card! Elegant simplicity. I am saying no more about these camellias!
Love the matting and layering and the complete lack of smudges!
Congratulations to the all the winners, especially Maureen/Muriel! Calm down dear! Xx
Love to all, and welcome home Anne!
Love Myra xxxx

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, glad your feeling better & up and about. This card is lovely and you certainly show off your skill in it. I've had a go a piercing but it was very crooked and my stamping isn't always up to scratch. I need to get the right tools and I need to practice lol. Have a lovely day, blessings, Deb C xx

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely simple card. I really enjoy the look of the coloured flowers. Glad you are beginning to feel a little better.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful, clean, elegant. The coloured flowers pop out against the white. A really stunning card. Now have so many ideas for my stepmums birthday my head is spinning!

Big congratulations to all the winners- enjoy your prizes, especially happy for Maureen and Rolfi xxx

Glad your aunt is home Alison x

I'm feeling better but still very tired, Tummy settled yesterday and right eye just a little blurry. Am going to have a little time on the sewing machine today as I finally cut out the (big) pieces of fabric for Billy's new bed cover yesterday- wore myself out and forgot to comment. Bless him, he's been using his old bed while he's been waiting, he's ok curled up but if he stretches out 1/3 of his body is on the floor! Hopefully I'll be up to colouring in the stamps for both my sisters birthday cards later.

Lots of hugs and happy thoughts for all of you, thinking of those struggling with life or absent, extra hugs if you need them. Enjoy the rest of ghe weekend and hope you all have an excellent week

T x

Littlelamb said...

Today's card is beautiful. I have a Sympathy card to make later and might try something like this. Hope you are taking it easy Sue. Congratulations to all the winners

Eunice said...

I love the simplicity of this card, a little says a lot!! Thanks for the idea Sue. Take care of yourself, no one else will!!

Joanne K said...

A very pretty clean and simple card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

I love the look of this card, very bright and contemporary. The colours go nicely together.
Best wishes from Joan.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card,love the layering and only a pop of colour.
Take care and don't do to much to soon.
Congratulations to all you winners,lucky people.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Simple but soooooo elegant. Love it. Thank you,

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Shirley T. said...

Sorry ...... congrats to all the lucky winners.

Shirley T. xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Simply lovely card. Thanks.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
As you said clean and simple, but it makes a statement nonetheless.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!!!!!!!
I am a big fan of CAS but sometimes don't know when to stop. I thought the flowers were flat on the card but can see they are underneath the three windows.
Congratulations to all the winners.

lilysmum said...

What a lovely card Sue. I too find it very hard to do simple, clean cards but I have to say it's a look I really like. Was chuffed to bits to see my name as one of the winners- thank you!
Hoping you are feeling better, theresa x

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Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
I love this card ! Like to see more cards that not too big for sending as the postage have gone up yet again.

Congrats to all the winners !

Extra Gentle hugs to our friends who are missing for one thing or other,hope to see you back soon!

Hugs to all and especially you Sue who put us all together by doing your blog !

Hugs Maria x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the simplicity of this card and the colours you chose for the flowers. I know what you mean about the CAS cards being more difficult - it's because you can't hide anything! A flower or a butterfly usually does the trick on a busier card but with this style there is no other way to disguise something.

Congratulations to all of today's winners, enjoy your prizes.

I did make a start on my craft room yesterday but it now actually looks worse than before because I have pulled out so much stuff to try and organise it. I have been out most of today so now need to knuckle down and get it finished.

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card Sue, yes it's really plain and simple but it is so beautifully elegent and chic into the bargain. The pop of colour from the flowers just give it that wee bit to lift it for me. Thank you for continuing to inspire but also to bring the joy that you do into our lives. I hope that you are feeling so much better this weekend that you were last and that you are not being defeated by that number 9 bus that hit you and run over the top of you. Sending you some hugs just to get you back on your feet again flower.
Well, congratulations to all of this weeks winners especially our Maureen/ Muriel, i hope that you all enjoy investigating their potential when you receive your wonderful prize.
Well it has been quite a cold day up here at my beloved Ochils and they now have a fog hanging around them which is making them looks as if they are miles away instead of in front of me but i am looking forward to it changing to what used to be called Spring, you know when all the bulbs came through and stayed instead of like the now they have popped their heads up, decided it's too cold so went away back to sleep again under ground. I hope that you all have had a good weekend and to all those lucky enough(very tongue in cheek here) to be off with our little darlings called children i hope that you have a good holiday when you start back work.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the winners! enjoy your goodies!
LOVE this CAS card! I can never pull one off as I keep adding a little here and a little there till it is beyond CAS! LOL

Annie Pennington said...

Love the clean lines of this card. The colours are beautiful. Annie P xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Love the simplicity of this card.
Zena x

liz spooner said...

This is very different for you Sue, but I still love the colours so fresh.xx

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card .. xx

Janice Wallace said...

Elegant, simple and beautiful
Janice W

Theresa Pace said...

CAS is great. it makes a statement, hugs xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, this may be one of your more simple cards, but it's really quite clever! One minute the flowers seem to be attached to the card, but look closer and they are recessed!! Very effective. Back to work tomorrow - egh! Hugs, Karen x

Saba said...

Good evening Sue,
I love this clean and simple card. The matting and layering gives it that extra something and it is just so balanced. Love love love it.

Congratulations to each and every winner, but especially my friend Muriel/Maureen, I am jumping up and down with excitement for you.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love Todays CAS card Sue !! I love how you have recessed the coloured flowers back into the card. The sentiment has a lovely font to it to. The card looks very classy and elegant. Thanks for sharing this lovely card today. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners, especially Rolfi and Maureen love from Tres x x x

Sheila and Nikki, thinking of you both and sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending everyone lots of love from Tres x x x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Simple but elegant card today Sue!

I really for like this card, there is just something about it that's really lovely.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so clean and simple really like this one gorgeous.

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Gail said...

I really struggle too woth CAS cards as I always want to just add a little here or there!! I love the simplicity of this card and like you say no where to hide!! xx GailT xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful, crisp, clean design. Congratulations to the winners.x

Dawn Holben said...

This card may be simple but it looks very pretty and I love it.

Vie Carter said...

A simple card today, ideal if you have to send a batch out

congrats to the lucky winners


Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, like the simplicity of this card.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs to all,
Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Stunning yet simple. Glad you showed the close-up pictures as this one played tricks with my eyes.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care everyone.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous and very simlle as you say. Well done to the winners

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous and very simlle as you say. Well done to the winners

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely simple but effective design
Denise X

terrie said...

it's a great clean and simple card and it turned out so nice.
Well done Sue

Jean said...


Karen Drew said...

It may be clean and simple but it is a stunning card
Karen xx