Friday, 6 March 2015

Thinking Of You

 Hi bloggers!  I am releasing my inner grunge on this one just a little bit!  Every once in awhile, you just need to, don't you!  I reached for the Teresa Collins paper pad for this one.  I selected a variety of the papers as they all work lovely together.  I used my scissors on the edges to distress them, giving them small tears in spots and rolling the corners too.  Using the large polka dot mask, I inked through it on to the background music papers using a walnut stain distress pad (and a light hand).  I added a strip of a coordinating paper to add some variety to the background.  I cut a rust dotted paper into a smaller area and inked the edges with Walnut Stain.  I stamped the corner with a swirl stamp and dusted it with bronze mica powder.  Next I cut the Pierced Tag die out of kraft card.  I stamped my sentiment so it looks straight when he tag is mounted on an angle.  I added a variety of ribbons and twine to the hole in the tag as accents.  I cut the Trailing Ivy out of the music background and glued it to the bottom of the card.  I made a flower out of the decorative papers cut from the Complete petal Camellia die set and seated it in the corner with the ivy.  Finally I finished the card with Ivory PVA glue dots all the way around the edge.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Another stunning card ! You just keep them coming Sue.
Steep, hope all is going well in the hospital, and that you are able to craft.
Hugs all round, you are all in my daily thoughts x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, well it is certainly different today, am undecided whether it is something I would do though.

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

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue another beautiful card.
Yvonne xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! This is a blast from the past, I love it. Now why didn't I think of stamping that way? instead of everyone having to tilt their heads to read the tag lol. This is such a fabulous card and has got me wanting to do some 'grunging' today.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan.moogie said...

Different and love it. Your inner grunge does it for me Sue now how about some steam punk, he he. Hugs xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue. WOW this one is different, very nice, thank you, take care Kitty.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Great card, I love how you have gone grungy but with the soft touch of the flower. It's always good to see any style of card from you : )
I hope you are really starting to relax now Sue, I relax as soon as we walk out of our front door to go on holiday but it can take a couple of days to unwind for some people. Enjoy yourself : )
Pam, you are in my thoughts.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

Well this is so not what I was expecting! Love the grungy look so I really like this card xx

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sue, this is great and the TC papers so good for this look. Not a fan of distressed edges on non-grunge cards, but love this look when in a total scheme. Do like the masked dots in the background and agree with Heather T about the stamped sentiment - nice touch. This card is a saver! Will be trying (my version) out on the next man card.

'P' in Wales

sonja_w said...

It certainly is different from the usual offerings, but I like it. The papers work together beautifully as does the entire card. xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card I try do the likes of these
For the young males in my life so this will definitely
one to try to replicate. We'll of the craft show in Glasgow
This morning hope someone has some of your dies as
There is still some I,m looking for.
Nancy's xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW i love your take on the grunge look. It would make a great male card if you want to change a few things or just go a bit heavier with the inks, but never the less it's fab. Love the teresa collins paper pad. Hope you are having a great time and having some fun times.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I hope that you are enjoying your break. Definitely a different card today; how do you get your distressed edges to look classy? If I try, it looks like they've been attacked by a wild animal! Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Morning Sue, you should let the inner grunge out more often, great card.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, well this is just perfect, love all the elements, certainly different, but definitely something to try. Would make a great male card. Hope you are enjoying your holiday. Bx

Anonymous said...

This is so different for you, Sue, and I love it. Right up my street.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Good morning all. Very different card today Sue, but very nice. JJxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is very different, it certainly gets my creative juices going
Pat x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This style of card is just my cup of tea!! I LOVE grunge/shabby chic cards, and this one is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
Have a good day everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this. Its a must try! For Fathers Day I am thinking.

hollyberry said...

Very different and without the flower great for those difficult men(or with depending on tastes).

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love it xx hazel

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what beautiful card I love thes and the papers and the design is wonderful.

Debs A

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what an elegant grunge card, it's lovely. I'm not good at those, but love looking at them.
Hugs, Rose

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it !! I love this kind of 'vintage' crafting, I love everything you have done here.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, very different to your normal offerings but thats a good thing.


Carolyn B said...

I love this style of card, and this one is great!

Carolyn B

auscrafts said...

like this one ,

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a wonderful card very it is very different in a good way. I think I will be having a go at something like this it would make a fantastic male card. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, you should release your inert grunge more often, great card. Not sure mine would looke so good.

Love Rosemarie xx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Ooh, more inner grunge please Sue!! Love it. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Certainly different!...but as the saying goes " a change is as good as a rest" how the ivy looks cut out of patterned paper and good thinking to stamp the text at an angle so it reads straight when the tag is mounted...


heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love the grunge look. I really like the style of this card and love the flower. Thank you for sharing and giving more inspiration. Hugs Heather x

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue, you must release your inner grunge more!!
Fab card , love everything about it,

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very different look for today's design but very effective. Lots of dimension and details and I can see that with a little alteration it would make a great card for a man. I really MUST get those Camellia flower dies!x

Anonymous said...

Morning sue, lovely unusual card today using lovely papers I will have to try the distressed look on some of my creations . Take care yvonnebxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Well, just how different can you get Sue? I am amazed by it. This is a belter, hits all the right notes for hard to please teenagers, who let's face can be a bit grungy themselves if my step-grandchildren are anything to go by.
Rather gloomy start to the day here in Somerset, lets hope it clears soon.
Finally managed to get into the garden yesterday for a good couple of hours pruning and tidying up.
Hugs to all
Cheryl xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Gosh this is different. I am not sure about it but will say it would make a great card for a man. so I may come round to it

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, know exactly what you mean about releasing the "grunge feeling"
I do that very occasionally, have to say you have done it in a STUNNING way, love it all.
Yes, I love everything you have done on today's card. Off back to have another look. Might have a go at similar, thank you for the inspiration.
Have a wonderful day where ever you are and what ever you do.

Patricia xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue This is amazing and so different but still with a touch of Sue. I've not tried grunge before but I do like the flower and ivy cut from the papers and the tag die - in fact all of it. Hope you are having a lovely holiday. Take care love Diane G xxx
Pat hope you are feeling more comfortable today xxx
Steph hope your infusion is going well xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I had forgotten I have these papers, put them somewhere safe, lol!
I hope you are having a relaxing holiday!
Take care
Love Marg

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

So different from your usual cards but just as pretty. This would make a good card for a man.


Pauline A said...

GM Sue, Having been away for 3 months, I couldn't wait to see what you had been up to with your carding in that time. I love today's vintage look and it's got me wanting to get back to crafting but before that I have lots of your videos to watch so no housework for me today. Love Pauline A

fame01 said...

Hi sue
WOW lovin your inner grunger this is right up my street you never fail to stun me with your ideas, sorry i havent been on your blog for a few days we have had sad news our son and his girlfriend as miscarried a baby .. Hugs to all who need one Saarah xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Not my type of card today, not a lover of grunge or vintage but I can admire the work you have put into it.
Hope you are having a relaxing holiday.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Not my type of card today, not a lover of grunge or vintage but I can admire the work you have put into it.
Hope you are having a relaxing holiday.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Oh what have you done to me this morning Sue! I need more than a couple of coffees this morning to put me As you probably know I'm not a fan of shabby so grunge just doesn't sit well with me at all. I'm all for coming out of my box on occasion but you have stumped me today. Having said all that I can see that some teenagers would just absolutely love today's gift.
Sorry Sue it's not often one of your works of art doesn't suit so I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

I finished the bday card for France so into the post it goes today hoping it gets there in time for the 15th. Just need to get the rest of March out of the way now.

Lynne - so pleased Cully was OK. I can never understand why people let their dogs off leads when they know what will happen when they see other doggies.
Pam - sending hugs and comforting thoughts for this week-end.
Steph - hope you had a good night and not a disturbed one by others in the ward.

Well as it's Friday which means housework this morning and hopefully some crafting this afternoon. We have a quiet morning here after the horrible rain and wind this week so fingers crossed it will stay like this for the week-end.
To all in pain or suffering I hope your day get better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. I love your grunge card today, so different for you but lovely to see. Great combo of colours and your flower tops it off beautifully. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jill Berg said...

This one is so different - very nice!

karenlotty said...

What a fantastic change I wish my inner grunge was as good as half of yours! Mine just looks messy I bought the pierced tags as soon as they were released Not used them yet and this has inspired me to have a "grungy" go

carol quinn said...

such a different style today sue!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow just love this grungy card one I will try as I have the papers
Hope you are having a good time with Mum
Carol x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
This is a bit left field for me as Im not a grunge gal (and don't have any inner grunge that's lurking either, that Im aware of lol!) but I can appreciate the thought and work that has gone into it.
Hope your enjoying Norway.
Ang x

gwen70 said...

Certainly different look today Sue, but not sure about this one

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue a very different card love the look
Denise X

Craftysusan said...

Sorry Sue, I am just not a grungy person. But with different pastel colours I could see myself making this card. Hope you are enjoying your well deserved holiday.

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue - not my type of card today but thanks for all the hard work you put in showing us all the different styles!
Janette x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Sorry, this is not for me today, too messy and disorganised for my brain. But it wouldn't do if we all liked the same in this world though. I hope you are having a wonderful time flower with absolutely no distractions other than beautiful scenery and the beautiful wonder if you manage to see it's magnificence.
I'm doing this before i run out of steam this morning folks. Sorry i am not around at the moment but CFS playing up something rotten but blood pressure being rock bottom along with chronic anemia is just adding to problems. Sorry, sending hugs to all my friends in hospital or not well the now, to Sheila and Nikki who are constantly in my thoughts at the moment, and all our friends that can't come on because of the dark places they are in.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

nattyboots said...

Your inner Grunge looks Fab Sue, a lovely man card im thinking.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Susan Battensby said...

Wow that was a shock this morning, I was not expecting that, but I love it! This would be great for men. I love that paper pad, I wonder if it is still available. Gorgeous card, you are so talented. x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Well it's definitely different!!
My OCD for neatness would stop me making it, but I think that's why I like to see cards like this!
Lorna D

Marion said...

Hi Sue certainly different ,but sorry
not for me but appreciate you taking the time to do it.
Marion H

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,well a small shock today not a card I would have expected,but I do like it!! Hope you're enjoying the holiday! Take care Jane B.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card for a Male but not sure it's my type of card.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, well that is different to your usual style of card Sue, It is always nice to try something different and steo outside your comfort zone. Love Jean xxxx

DMJ said...

That is different for you SueNot sure if grunge is me though!!

Doreen x

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
I don't really understand what Grunge is, but if this is Grunge, I like it. Just when I thought I didnt need my patterned papers anymore you've shown me I still do. Really clever stamping on the slant on the tag, I must be simple because it would never have occurred to me. Thank you.

Fame01 (Sarah) gentle hugs for you, your son and his partner.

Steph thinking of you,

Love and hugs to all in need.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a different way to use dies, would never have thought of that one and what a great man's card it would make. I have all these papers and dies so will be using them today! Best wishes

Julie Kay said...

A funky card ! Love it Sue really trendy Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Scottydog said...

My what a change, this took me completely by surprise! Never have the same sort of success with this sort of card. Mine never look quite right!!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, definitely something different to keep us from getting in a rut. Not really something I would do myself but very effective all the same, love from Jackie xx

Julie Elli said...

Oooooh me likey Sue. Just up my street is this one. Thanks so much for sharing. Big hug
Julie E

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I'm not a bit fan of grunge, but it is nice to see your take on it. SueL x

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

Sorry to say not keen on this style of card. I much prefer neater, cleaner types. However, nice to see something different and most people on this blog seem to love it.

Love Helen xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I have to say I'm not a grunge type of girl, so this card is not for me, sorry.
Gail Cx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
What a surprise but a really good one. I love your take on "grunge ". Will look at my papers differently when I get home
Muriel x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this grunge card, stunning, I even have the Theresa Collins papers, I'm going to give this one a go, great for teenagers and men.
I received my Wednesday giveaway card prize yesterday
WOW, it is stunning viewing it on tv does not do it justice, it will have pride pf place in my craft room, thank you again.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Anouk said...

this is certainly different then the cards you normally make. I like the card however but could never have thought that it was made by Sue Wilson.......... LOL

Kate's Cards said...

More grunge please! I like this for a change as your cards are normally so "clean".

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
The card is interesting but is not really for me. I am not a fan of 'grunge'. However I appreciate all the work that has gone into making it.
Take care,
Evis M.

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Thank-you yesterday I received my comment prize, stamps set Step by Step! These will come in useful as I have a teenage Granddaughter who loves dance so I've got till July to come up with something special for her Birthday cards! Today's card sorry not my style this one but I do like the Ivy and flowers cut from patterned papers, I will keep that in mind for future projects. Thank-you,
Love, Junex (Cumbria)

Laura O' Connor said...

another fab card ,love the rose in patterned paper ,Laura O

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love it I have not tried this before will have to have a go. Love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have used the decorative papers.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I know that every now and then you like to throw something different into the mix and you've certainly done that. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love all the elements of today's card just not a fan of grunge,
Pam thinking of you this weekend

Hugs and best wishes everyone

IVY Cheong said...

OMG! I absolutely love this card! It's just my style as I love love love shabby and vintage style!!! Will definitely replica this beautiful card.
Thank you for your sharing your inspiration.

Love, Ivy L xx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue My Very Dear Friend,
"WOW" Sue I Love This Card Even Though I'm Not Very Good At Putting Grunge Cards Together Myself,
I Just Really Love The Fabulous "Teresa Collins Paper Pad" The Colours Etc Are Just Outstanding This Card Would Make An Exquisite Man's Card Sue You Always Amaze Me, With Your Stunning Creations.
I Love The Pierced Tag Die And The Fabulous Trailing Ivy, Not Forgetting The Beautiful Camellia Flower Just Truly Stunning I Love It When You Share Something Different With Us.
Thanks For Sharing!
Thanks For Great Photography Shots.
Sue Please Take Care My Dear Friend
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
To All My Wonderful Wilsonettes Friends
I'm Sending Huge Hugs To Those That Need It.
STEPH I Hope Your Treatment Is Going Well Please Take Care.
NORAH How Are You Keeping I'm Sorry To hear You've Been Unwell We've Really Missed You.
SHEILA Thinking About You Daily
To All My Dear Friends From The Cafe, So Very Many Of You But Each And Everyone I'm Thinking Of You.
Take Great Care All
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

TOB said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, thought I had clicked onto Tim Holtz page for a moment, this is very different for you but I love it. I make altered bottles and boxes and love the grunge, steam punk style so this is right up my street.
Steph sends her love to everyone she is not up to crafting at the moment, but I have passed all your good wishes to her.
Hugs to all. Theresa xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Wow a very different card from you today and I love it , the Theresa papers really set it off love how you've placed the sentiment on the tag and the ivy leaves . Hugs Sue xxx

Crafty hugs to all from a beautiful spring day in Normandy
Jean D xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love a bit of grunge, this is different today, love it

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
When I first looked at this card I was just not sure, I'm not a grudge fan, but the more I look at it - it's growing on me. Love the flowers and the Ivy cut from patterned paper, also the label set at a jaunty angle makes this card very interesting. I think, albeit slowly this one is growing on me. Thank you for making me look outside my comfort zone.
Hope you're enjoying all that wonderful scenery and are managing to relax.
Take care, love Brenda XXX

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
to be honest I´m making the most of my cards in this beautiful grunge style. I use a lot of your dies for cutting out newspapers for example. So I like your work today very much.
Rolf x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card for those who like grunge. It certainly is different but not something I would try.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, the focal sentiment is what I adked CE to be made, but not in a grungy way. I have mixed feelings about this card, and decided I wouldn't want to sent it or receive it. Just not my cup of tea. X Ros

Jayem said...

Hi Sue, I don't mind this for a change. Keep challenging our ideas and your imagination.

Jan Shore

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Just love this card.Rather a change from you. Quite Shabby Chic.

Have a good day. Big hug Jan. xx

iReneM said...

Fantastic, Sue! Love this look.
Just shows how versatile your dies are


SusanP, Kent said...

I love this! Haven't seen grunginess from you for quite some time.

June Horrocks said...

Very different but I love it thank you for sharing wherever you are I send you my love hope you are ok steph xxxx. Love to all June horrocks xxxx

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
Hope you are enjoying your vacation.

Stupendous Card I love music sheet paper Why? Do not know but I find it pretty. and the combination of paper look great

Thank you
Ladies have a wonderful day

Wendy from Scotland said...

You have made me look at my 12x12 papers in a different way think I will start chopping them up. Great card thanks for a new idea.
Wendy xx

craftynanna said...

Brilliant card Sue my grandaughter would love this one as she is grundgy, hugs to all Johanna

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Really like this card like yourself I now and again try the grunge look.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Wow, I love this change in direction from you today. Fab, fab, fab.
Beverley W

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, fab card. Nice to see you make something different. Really like the look of this one. Kind regards Joanne K x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Wow this is a bit different but really nice. I've never had a go at distressing perhaps I ought to have a try (OCD permitting). Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Nice to see a card which doesn't need lots fo dies. Must look out for some different papers.

Margaret xxx

Swiftycrafter said...

Not your usual style Sue, but think it's lovely.
Lynne x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
mmm not sure if this is something I would want to make but it is a great way to use up lots of paper scraps.

I'm with you Heather T about stamping on tags- why didn't we do it that way??

Special hugs to Pam and Norah.
Take care all.

nzillingworth said...


Susan White said...

I love a bit of grunge now and then! Not sure the black and white works with the browns for me, but like the layered tatty look, thanks for sharing, Susan x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is lovely

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card sue ... Happy crafting..x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is lovely

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Smashing card. This is right up my street!!
I love the grungy look. I'm still trying to get the complete petal camellia. Thought I'd get one for my birthday yesterday. Was disappointed as no one could get it anywhere. Got a few more of ur other dies tho so all is good but I'd set my heart on the camellias oh well I'll just get it myself when it comes back into stock :-) xx

Edwina Scotney said...

Love the vintage look of this card Sue, certainly different, have a great holiday Edwina

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, this one is definitely different to the ones you do, but still lovely.....xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

Definitely different from what we usually expect to see from you, but it's still fab!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

jane stillman said...

Love this card,so different from your usual style. Love the colpur tones x

terrie said...

This card is totally outside the box from the style that I'm use is seeing in your cards..
I think it turned out really nice.
It looks rustic or shabby but very nice
Well done Sue

Lesley Thomas said...

Usually not keen on grunge, but this one I like!

Cazzie D said...

Sue it is great to see this different side to your style. Caz x

Dawn Holben said...

WOW Absolutely beautiful and so different from your other cards.
I really love this one.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love it when you do something out of the ordinary but as you might have guessed, I don't do grunge. It is a great card though and I love the ivy cut from patterned paper - that is something I will take from this.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

It was a surprise to see your card's lovely, but not something I would have done myself.

It gave me ideas that you can use different papers to cut your dies on. I do have trailing ivy die, I use usually white or green, never thought about using music note paper/card. You have given me an idea as I have many requests to do cards with music notes. Happy crafting to everyone.

Dorothy xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, such a different card today, very different, but lovely just the same.

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Macky.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love grungy, I spent my teens and twenties being pretty grungy and there's still a good deal of it left in my late 30's. Grungy, shabby all tick boxes for me as well as a nice tag! Plus a paper with a music score. It's made my day ;-)

Rolf, I love your idea of die cutting newspaper, I've always loved seeing papers in other languages used in mixed media so the idea is very appealing to me, hugs x

Norah, fatigue been a big problem for me too this last week, hugs of solidarity x

Steph, know you're not up to crafting but hope you're comfortable as can be, gentle hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery x

Sheila and Nikki, thoughts of sympathy and hugs x

Have Drs appointment for Tuesday morning, was very lucky to get it as due to a lack of Drs they have all but stopped pre book appointments as too many people didn't show up. No concessions for disabled people/ exceptional circumstances which is going to be difficult especially as they won't do home visits in my situation (travelling in the car is painful and I suffer for a few days after). So angry at those people who have made life more difficult for those of us who do turn up! Sorry for rant, sore and tired so a bit cranky! Going for meds and try a little gentle crafting.

Hugs to you all, extra hugs if they're needed. Have a happy Friday and a great weekend

T x

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & friends,
Well a totally different look for you today Sue, still fabulous, a good guy card I think or someone that doesn't like frilly lacy, flowery cards, thanks Sue for giving us something different to think about. Hugs Sandra xx
Sheila & Nikki, my thoughts and daily hugs got to you both, please feel free to come join us in the 'cafe' for a chat, there are a very welcoming bunch of ladies there, most of whom you will know.
love and hugs to everyone
Sandra xxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's grunge card, like everything but the flower does it for me.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
It's ok, but I must admit, I prefer your normal may be a good guy card though!!

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. I have recently been converted to this style of crafting but haven't had the courage to try it. Maybe this weekend, you never know, crazier things have happened, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!
Well this is a surprise and I quite like it. Bought some 12x12 papers the other day and with some very dark,patterned sheets that would be perfect for this kind of card. like the ivy and the flower.
Hope you are having a wonderful time cruising the fjords !

Norah, Steph and Pat gentle hugs to you and to all who have pain, are in hospital or just feeling low I wish you better !

Warm Hugs to all wilsonette's and to my friends keep well, Maria x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Certainly a different card for you. Cant make my mind up if its me!!!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

redfox said...

Wow this is really different from you but I'm lovin' it!! Love Sarah

alimecca said...

Hi assume,
I really like this card and it is so different for you!
Wheely, Steph, Norah, hope you are feeling a bit better now - sending gentle hugs and love to you all. Sheila and Nikki, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynne glad that Cully was ok, she must have been really scared poor thing ( and you too!)
Hope everyone has a good weekend, love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this style of card Sue, you may not do it often but you certainly do do it well!

Vie Carter said...

Just love the style of this card, so very different

Love it


Carole Z said...

Super card, love the papers together, a fab guy card, hugs Carole Z X

Jill Liddle said...

Another very different card from you today Sue. Still very striking.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
I absolutely love this card. Got such a surprise when I opened your blog and saw it. Perfect for men.
Steph, Norah and Pat, hope you soon feel much better.
Love and prayers to Sheila & Nikki.
Have a good holiday Sue xx
Love to all who are in pain, lonely or caring for someone. xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think this card is absolutely fab and totally different from anything else I've seen you do. Love the whole effect and the vintage/grungy colours.

CraftyJo said...

Love it! This is right up my street :)

Felicie said...

Great card .I really love it.

Brooke Bont said...

I like your grunge card it works for me

Joanna Dickson said...

Ooooh not sure on this one. I think it's because I'm more girly than grunge. I have had the Teresa Collins pad for ages but love the papers that much I haven't touch it yet lol
Lots of love
Jo xx

Glennis said...

Love it!!

Mary Lynn Cox said...

My goodness, this was a bit of a surprise but a pleasant one. Sometimes we just have to breakout and do something a little different.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your card today is so different to your usual style but I like it very much. I love the antique style of cards as well as the pretty, precise and flowey ones. This type of card is so useful for a man, too!
Thank you to all the kind Wilsonettes who left comments re my problems on the Bloglovin site. I am so relieved to find it was not only me having trouble!! I was beginning to think I was having a senior moment. My main concern was that I was not being counted for Sue's Blog.
Best Wishes to eveyone.
Lesley S

Cherie said...

Hi Sue, love the card. I sometimes make steampunk cards and like to tear and distress paper for a shabby chic look. It's nice for a change isn't it.xx

Angela Wade said...

Wow!! This is a different card from you, Sue.
I need to start getting creative and trying out my papers. Thanks for the inspiration :- )

Have a good weekend everyone.
Hugs, Angela in S. Wales Xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love the inner grunge in you! x

utilitygirl said...

Oh I love this - certainly very different for you Sue - but it's great.

Jayne S said...

Love the grunge look of this card, great for the men in our lives.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, this is beautiful, what can i say, you've give us something els to think about crafty hugs Julie xxx

Susan Morgan said...

Very different...good to do sometimes

Theresa Pace said...

oh i love this grungy look. it is brill. keep them coming, hugs xx

lilian said...

Hi All, bit late today, not been feeling too good again today. This card is amazing, lov e those papers.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

pinky said...

Stunning detail, just love it.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well this is certainly a very different card for you today !! I really do like it !! I love you the way you have stamped the sentiment on the tag at an angle so that it is straight when on the card. Why have I never thought to do that before !! I love the colours and pattterned papers you have used to. They look great together. I love using my Distress Inks so I could see me doing this kind of card. I think I would enjoy trying something new for a change. Like other crafters have said, I to think it would look great for a man's card. I really love the Camellia flower and I think the newspaper Ivy dies look really fab !! I never really think to cut dies from patterned papers. I just have to try this now !! Your tags dies are on my huge wish list. Such a "must have" die set.
I hope you are having a good holiday. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Pam, Thinking of you and sending you lots of love and best wishes this weekend. Take care of your self love Tres x x x

Steph, Keep going !! Just think of each day as one day less to go and before you know it you will be back home again. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Norah, I know just how you feel !! Please rest and take it easy. Sending you lots of love and special hugs from Tres x x x

Fame(01) Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your son and his partners sad news. Sending you and your family lots of love and gentle hug today love from Tres x x x

Wheely Bad, I hope you feel better soon. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Pat, I hope you feel better soon to. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sheila Ginger and Nicki, Thinking of you all and sending you lots of love and special hugs. One day at a time. Please take care. All my love Tres x x x

Lots of love to all Wilsonettes from Tres x x x

SHARICA said...

Love it .. Very different :)

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evenin Sue & Wilsonlettes
Tired time of posting ahhhh gone to look at Cyba space
Wow Sue this card is so different for you but I love it would make a great man card without the bow. Love the colours. Love Lynda xx

Sheila you & Nikki are in my thoughtsTheresa & prayers one day at a time my lovely friend.Love Lynda xx

TOB Theresa. Glad you are now on the right road too recovery love & Hug's my friend Lynda xx

Steph hope you had a good night Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's to all my friends & all Wilsonlettes love Lynda xx

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Wow another beautiful card but very different to your usual style.....but I love it!

Lol Barbara W

Barbara said...

Fantastic card I love it!
Love vintage and distressed, it is nice to see something that bit different.

Barbara said...

Fantastic card I love it!
Love vintage and distressed, it is nice to see something that bit different.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the papers used in this card gorgeous.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the papers used in this card gorgeous.

Cathie Weary said...

Great job getting your grunge on Sue but it just isn't my style. However, I do think the card looks amazing.

Sandy H said...

Grunge isn't my style but I love the ivy and flower you've made using the background papers.
Pam, thinking of you this weekend.
Take care everyone.

Margaret said...

Certainly a different style from you today. i would love to be able to do this but hate to "HURT"the paper.
Margaret M

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

I am desperately trying to catch up. I'm sorry I am not managing every day now but as you know I have little free time at the moment.

I have to say I just loved this card, right up my street and a lovely change from all the die cards.

'Just the ticket' you might say!! Simply beautiful.

I do hope you have managed to switch off and truly enjoy a holiday. Looking forward to the pictures

Crafty Hugs to a dear and loyal friend
Heather xx

DeCor said...

Such an interesting card. Such a good diversity. Thank you again for a great card.

Susan Morgan said...

Oh dear...another die I need!!!!

Gail said...

Love this card as I must confess I'm a bit of a grunge gal at heart! love that you show us such diverse techniques xx GaikT xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
I love it that this is another card which is slightly different from you, gorgeous card x x x

Suzzette Yandle said...

This card was a surprise. I am new to your blog and designs. This was the first of it's kind that I have seen you do. I like the mixed media. I must try your techniques in destressing the edges of the layers.

Craftycatty said...

Just love this card . I am not usually a messy crafter but it so works here. Gonna give it a try.

Di said...

Lovely card, love the colour, you are a master of many techniques.
Di B x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A different card for you but i do love it. Would make an ideal make card which are so hard to make well they are for me
Take care
Hazel G XX

Joan Simpson said...

Hi Sue I am a great admirer of your handmade cards. They are always so lovely and classy. I would love to win a card in your Wednesday giveaway. I always check each day to see what type of card you have managed to make.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Another wonderful card & definitely one for the guys with the colour combo & papers..
Haven't ventured into the 'Grunge' world but must say I really must have a go as always good to try something new...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx