Monday, 25 May 2015

Thanks For Everything

Morning crafters!  A bit of a peachy one for today. Although peach isn't a colour that I use very often, I always really like it when it is finished.  The milk card looks a bit vintage with it as well.   I started by doing some faux leterpressing on my background.  I used the Peach Bellini Adirondack pigment ink to ink up my Rambling Blossoms embossing folder.  I used  a piece of milk card for the background and letterpressed it through the Grand Calibur, transferring the ink to the floor of the embossed design.  I cut the Kefalonia die out of milk card using both the inside and outside cutting edge to create a frame.  I inked it with the same Peach Bellini pigment ink before removing it from the die.  I added it to the centre of my background with mounting foam.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the Caribbean Island tag.  Inked the edges of it as well before removing it from the die.  Using the Complete petal Camellia, I made six flowers of varying sizes out of milk card.  I inked the edges of all of them with Peach Bellini ink to tone them to the card.  I arranged them on either side of my sentiment as embellishments.  Finally, the card was finished with my Paved Pearl technique using Ivory PVA glue dots all the way around a wide border.  There is a tutorial for this technique at the top of the blog.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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191 comments:

Pam said...

So beautiful.l, I love it.
Happy Bank Holiday Monday to all.

Jan.moogie said...

A very pretty card with such adorable flowers. Thanks for sharing Sue. xxxxxxxxxxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love the colour and embossing folder.
Jan
Northampton

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
The faux letterpress technique is so pretty
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Morning, Sue, like peach and this is a cracker! Always wonder at your inventiveness, don't think I'd have the patience to do letterpressing but it does give such gorgeous results that you couldn't achieve any other way. Love those flowers, too! Altogether beautifully coordinated.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another pretty card. The peach and cream make a beautiful combination of colour's. The letterpress is gorgeous with your rambling bloom's e/b folder and the flower's just finish it off.
Take care everyone and have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
So pretty thank you, take care. have a good bank holiday all Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi there Sue. Hope all is going well with the samples, and the weather is being kind.
I had tried the letter pressing technique last week and I was hopeless ! I dont know if I ink up the wrong side or what but it certainly didnt work. You make it all look so easy. Im sure it is if you own more than one brain cell lol.
It really is a lovely peachy card today.
Sending love to you and all that visit your wonderful world of inspiration today. Hoping Heather T is back in the crafting world along with our TOB.
Happy Monday all.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. The peach is very delicate and makes a very pretty card. Will have to try letter pressing. The flower is so pretty. JJxx

auscrafts said...

love these colours ,very pretty card

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card thank you tracyw

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card and gorgeous colours. Definitely a bit vintage. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card and gorgeous colours. Definitely a bit vintage. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I wrote this before, reading above,but totally agree.

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a pretty card today, love the peach colours you have used and the embossing is so crisp and clean, love it.

Enjoy Bank holiday Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the letter press, so effective and those flowers of course! Sun is out here on a BH Monday so gardening calling today.

hollyberry said...

Just so elegant.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
Peach is not my favourite coloue either but have to admit it looks good finished. Letterpress is something we tend to forget so this is a good reminder! Thanks. It's lovely.
Anne

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes

Firstly I would like to thank you Alison for your birthday wishes to my husband Steve...he appreciated your thoughts very much....but please no apologies necessary Hun...it is not compulsory...lol...and you have had an awful lot of mixed emotions going through your mind of late, I sincerely hope that having your family around you this weekend has helped ease things for you and helped you to smile again. Hugs Beth x x x

Wow again Sue...one of my favourite colours...trust me not to be able to make up my mind between Peach and Purple. I have the Peach Bellini and Wild Wisteria inks and they are even more stunning in real time.

A stunning card Sue and I think? that we are going to be learning Letterpress technique with Julia Watts on Thurs which I am looking forward to...yay!!!!it will be my first ever attendance at a crafting event. Anyways Sue thank you for sharing such a gorgeous creation with us...one I shall certainly try especially in my fave colour.

Is it ok to mention about the Smoothies please Sue?...

For anyone who has difficulty with inking, which I do due to Arthritis, and you have never tried the cone shaped smoothies, please try them, without a doubt they are absolutely fantastic. I tried them when inking a cut out in the Die and for the first time I had achieved a perfect result. I had previously tried everything but always ended up with blotches and goodness what else and never happy with the result.

I just wanted to share a helpful tip with a fellow Wilsonette. Hope no one/Sue minds but do Give them a try...

Anyways Hugs and warm smiles to one and all and wishing you a lovely Bank Holiday...Love Beth B x x x

Hazel said...

Very pretty, Hazel x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card ....gorgeous colour and another stunner.
Luv Rach :)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, must admit that peach is a colour that I do not like for a card but this one is lovely. Love the embossing folder, altogether a beautiful card! Love Jean xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh my this is so so pretty I love the different textures and the peach is wonderful

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, just gorgeous, the letterpress looks so effective. Love the use of the peach card and the flowers are beautiful as ever. Lol lynne m x x x

Thanks to all for their congrats yesterday on my name being one of the comment game winners, still on a high.

As Cully has a definite gleam in her eye when the postman is around and as my regular postie is on holiday I have decided to try to do damage limitation control. This means I'm going to tape a box to the letterbox to hopefully prevent Cully from attacking my winnings when they arrive. I know that she can run alot faster as she has two more legs than me and her hearing is far superior so I have to try to level the playing field. Told hubby there is method to my madness his reply was there is madness in your method. Not sure if I've been insulted!!!!

Have a good Monday all lol lynne m & dreadfully devious doggie divas x x x x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the peach, letterpressing and the paved pearls.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday everyone. Sue xxx

Yvonne G said...
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Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Oh wow - absolutely beautiful.
I love the letterpress effect but like Stephanie I have never had results that I've been happy with.
Any tips would be very welcome.
When will you be back on C & C Sue? And will you be demonstrating the latest dies?
Have a lovely day everyone, wherever you are and whatever you're up to.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A fabulous design, I love the colour and embellishments, so pretty.x

Anne Crawford said...

Pretty peachy card, I love the letterpress technique and the flowers are gorgeous !
Thanks Beth, I have been thinking of buying the smoothies and wondered if they were as good as they made out when being demonstrated , so now I'm going to order some.
Love and hugs to all xo

nattyboots said...

Just gorgeous Sue .
Elaine H X

Olga said...

amazing colours and texture! gorgeous card!

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the colours and your design is wonderful.
Take care Sue and have a lovely day.

Debs A xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
An exquisite card, loving the letterpress. Yvonne xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Peach is my favourite colour Sue, so this card ticks all my boxes. A very pretty feminine card.
Whatever you have planned for today's Bank Holiday, enjoy.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a really superb creation today.
I love that peach colour,and your superb design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning all, this really is a beauty - must give letterpressing a go! Beautiful colours too!
Janette x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a prety card, love the colour scheme - the letterpressing really shows off the folder design and the paved pearl border has always been a favourite Sue technique, it's so unusual and not something you'd ever find on a shop-bought card!...

Thanks Beth for the info re the Smoothies...I thought they'd be useful when I first saw them and you've just confirmed it...

Izzy

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a stunning card, I love faux letterpress (although I need to pluck up courage to try it yet !!), it is so effective, and the pave technique always looks gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Craftysusan said...

I haven't been able to post comments recently but all your cards in the last week Sue have been beautiful including this one. The letterpress technique looks lovely and I should do this more often (it looks really nice with the rambling blossoms embossing folder). Have a great day. xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
A truly elegant gift for every girl whatever age above 20. Peach is also a colour I very rarely use too but you make it so wonderful. It always reminds me of 1930s colour for underwear/nightdresses, soft and gentle and yes elegant.

At the moment we have a very dull start to the day with the sky very cloudy so how we finish up is anyone's guess.
Whatever you have planned for this Bank Holiday day I hope everything goes well.

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

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and colours, the letter pressing looks fab on the E/F along with the paved pearl technique.....you have so much patience. I have never had the confidence to do this technique on a card until yesterday, tried it on my husbands birthday card and was quite pleased with my first attempt.
love Janet x
from Wakefield

Edwina Scotney said...

Love the peach colour, well in fact I love everthing about this little beauty, have a great day Edwina

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladiess.
This is a beautiful card which shows off the dies and letterpress technique to perfection, I love it.
Happy Memorial Day, Sue.
Hope you are all as well as you can be.
Love Maureen xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue and Happy Bank Holiday to all. Another very pretty card I wish I could get my letterpress as crisp as you do, will have to keep trying
Wendyxx

Jill Berg said...

Two words - Just perfect!

Victoria Baxter said...

I also like the peach. Very soft palette. Beautiful card
X

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card, I love the peach. Not a colour I would think of but it really is lovely.
Love Jan x x

iReneM said...

So very, very pretty and delicate.

x

doreenmj said...


The peach colour is lovely, in fact, the ivory dots look a bit peachy too!!!!



Doreen x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card, how cool are so dots to finish it all off!

hettygarlick said...

What a lovely card. I really like peach. Must have a go at letterpressing. It looks so effective.

Linda Graham said...

So beautiful Sue, you really amaze me with all the idea`s you come up with,thank you, Linda x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the peach. I really must have a go at letter pressing it makes such a lovely background.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Chris Curry said...

Lovely delicate colours. I made a card yesterday with smaller versions of these flowers in lilac, and as usual very pleased with them. Thank you.Xx

sonja_w said...

Stunning card, love the peach colour x

karenlotty said...

Peach is a colour I don't think I've ever used! Must have a "play" because it creates a beautiful gentle contrast
Beth - thanks for the info re the Smoothies. I will definitely consider those when I've got through the mountain of CutnDry foam I've got - can't afford to waste it!
Have a great day everyone. The sun is trying very hard to shine

Jayem said...

This is beautiful. You should definitely use peach more often!

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A beautiful card in a lovely colour. Must try the letter press technic.Take care Jane B.

JosieB said...

Good morning Sue, Happy Bank Holiday to you.
A lovely card again this morning,
very elegant the peach is different but love the effect.
Best wishes to you and everyone.
JosieB
xx

Anonymous said...

Morning all, sue this is a lovely card. Love the background and colours you have used. I have tried he pva dot technique and it does look amazing. Thank you love y onne bennett xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Happy Bank Holiday. Well another fabulous card. Thanks for everything you share its just peachy lol!!! Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and love the peach colour,the flowers are lovely too.
Marion H

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, Thank you for the beautiful card today, and all the ideas that will come from it

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty indeed.
Lorna D

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-love all the details on it. I must try the letterpress technique.

Michele

TDQ Karen said...

I am not a peach person usually but these are very pretty colours together and I love it x

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card.

Clai01 said...

Really like the card today Sue and I think the Foundations peach is lovely! x

Scottydog said...

Just love it Sue, beautiful!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Hi Sue, thanks for today's lovely card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow, another beauty - nothing else needed for this one!

Glennis said...

Gorgeous card today

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love peach and cream together I must get this colour ink pad because it goes with it so beautifully. What a great sentiment that I send back to you.
Steph, no unfortunately it's going to be a while before I can craft thanks for asking. I too used to struggle with the letter pressing, so I practised with copy paper, then when I got it right I marked the embossing folder with permanent marker to remind me which side to use. I could never work out which was emboss and deboss so this worked for me.
Beth I agree with you the Smoothies are fabulous to use when inking I'd never go back to using cut and dry.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love this beautiful card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

gwen70 said...

Such a stunning card, I adore it

June Horrocks said...

This card is stunning sue all the work that's gone into it to create this beauty. The peach is lovely thank you sue so much love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am loving this peach, not a colour I normally go to, but this is beautiful. Very spring like. Hope you do t mind going to do a quick rave about the smoothies.

Regarding the smoothies, they are the best thing since sliced bread. I have arthritic hands and these smoothies are so easy to hold and more than that the finish you get is amazing, no more harsh lines and blobs, and the little pointed end is ideal for either making small dots or getting in small areas, I would definitely recommend them , oh and they are so easy to clean.

Love Rosemarie xx

Carole Z said...

OOH what a stunning card Sue, so pretty and those flowers are fabulous, hugs Carole Z X

Tracy Stitt said...

Yeah Lynne I've had that comment from my hubby too!!! Lol
Mine stems from bulk buying craft stuff an cleaning products!! Xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Lovely card this morning. Doesn't look peachy on my screen looks more like a light buttercream yellow but pretty none the less.
Sound like I need to purchase some of these smoothies as I'm crap at inking although I do try hard lol xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
So pretty in peach!Really must have a go at the faux pearl technique.
Hugs to everyone.

Love Sheila xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a pretty card, soft and subtle colours. Love it. Thank you for the continuing inspiration. Have a great Monday. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Must try the letterpress technique, I have this EF and use it all the time. I am not a peach fan though it is pretty on this card and love the flowers too
I hope you have a fabulous holiday today
Muriel x

Jayne S said...

Stunning card with lovely peach tones.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card. I think it was Julia a few years ago who convinced me I needed peach bellini, very pretty. SueL x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and the peach is very pretty.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. The letterpressing
is stunning.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty feminine card, although like you peach is not a colour I use often but your card is stunning. Have not tried the faux letterpressing but am rather confused as to how you get some of it to remain white but am going to give it a go. Your pearls are beautiful and must have taken ages to do but don't think I have the patience for this. x

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card the colour is stunning. Very feminine.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, the peach colour is so soft with the milk card, a perfect combination. I must try letter pressing , I have this embossing folder and the effect is beautiful, quite vintage. I too Mark my embossing folders with a lob of nail varnish so I know which side is up!
Sorry I've been AWOL for a couple of days Sue but after my surprise vintage tea party for my birthday hubby whisked me away for a surprise weekend at our favourite hotel in Sidmouth. Internet connection wasn't good and I was rather busy eating ice cream and enjoying the sun and views! Your cards have been lovely and congratulations to all the winners. Love Diane G xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue,
what a lovely and beautiful card, that's another one you could do in all colours.
thanks sue crafty hugs Julie xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card, I love the flowers as well.

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, nice techniques used.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love this card, so pretty and the colours are so sweet!
I have tried to letterpress but it never looks as good as yours..even when I tried it with a Brayer!
Everyone seems smitten with the Smoothies, so maybe thats the secret!
Take care
Love Marg

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the peach card today very fresh and feminine looking.
The letterpress technique is gorgeous certainly makes a statement.
Have a great day everyone, Jess X

Maria Illsley said...

A wonderful card I do like the peach I have just finished a card using the letterpress press technique in the same colours what a coincidence !!! Have a great day xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, not a design that 'sings' to me, but I love the inking around the edge of the frame and the Rambling Blossoms folder is a go to staple. Hugs, Karen x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

How do you come up with the ideas. A beautiful card every day.

Love
Roz.x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty and I love the colours. It's not a colour I use but it's very nice. love Jean Z xxx

Susan White said...

Love everything about this card Sue - note to self, try letterpressing your embossing folders! It is really beautiful. I thought at first the pave technique was an embossing folder, as there is more shadow with the ivory colour glue - now there's an idea Sue!!! Susan x

ursula said...

Wow, quite some work in all those pearls Sue, a stunning card, I love the peach tone on the milk card, very pretty....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really lovely card today and I love the Peach!
I really must try the Letterpress technique as it is so effective.
Lesley S x

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
One of my favourite colours. Love the letter-pressed effect. Need more practise though to get it as good as yours
CaroleB xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

You have the patience of a saint to do all the pvc work!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like that that letter press technique on the background- will have to try and give that a go.
Beverley W

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

The background is beautiful and I love the colour theme.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Gail said...

A beautiful card and the faux letterpress technique looks particularly good as I think this is one of my favourite EF xx GailT xx

IVY Cheong said...

Wow I love the embossed folder and the peach is lovely and fresh. Thank you. Enjoy your bank holiday Monday xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh! My! Word! Today's card is wonderful, love it
Patricia xxx

hazel young said...

beautiful card love the background xx hazel

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card for us today. The Rambling Blossoms EF is really pretty, it looks lovely letter pressed in peach : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Lovely card, I still like the pearl edgings as much as anything else - no one does them like you!

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty card, love the letterpress technique and peach is very fresh looking.
Heather Treble

hotpotato said...

I love it Sue. x

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue.Oh, this is a lovely soft colour. Love the whole card.A new embossing folder for my wish list!! Have a geed week. Hugs. Jan.xxx

Paula said...

A lovely, fresh and spring like card today Sue, I really like it. :)
Please can I have just a tiny off cut of your inspiration? :) I'm so envious of your talent.

Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

Lovely card. So pretty and delicate looking. I love the faux letterpress background and the colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Kate's Cards said...

I love the way the background has come across. I think we sometimes miss the versatility of embossing folders I know I do!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous card today - as always!
Doreen R

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love it.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love peach, love vintage, love camellias, love this card.

Happy Bank Holiday Monday to everyone.

Frances

Deb Curtis said...

Good morning Sue and crafty ladies, hope you're all enjoying the Bank Holiday.
I don't own anything peach, not usually a colour I go for but this card is beautiful. It has a vintage feel to it, really lovely. Must pluck up the courage to try letterpressing. Must get some more embossing folders, must get some more inks, must get some smoothies.
Have a beautiful day everyone, blessings - Deb C xx

Laura O said...

lovely card Sue ,peach is very pretty ,Laura O

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card, love the peaches and cream colours and your pva pearl border.
I agree with Beth and Rosemarie Smoothies are brilliant and so easy to clean too, never got good results inking with cut and dry foam

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

fame01 said...

Hi sue
What a very pretty elegant card love it
Hugs Sarah xxxx

SHARICA said...

Love tis card .. love the cols .. xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is another Sue Wilson masterpiece. The letterpressing is gorgeous, as are the dies and flowers. I love the Peach Bellini colour, it really suits this style of card.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs, Rose

carol quinn said...

Really elegant card sue

Dawn Holben said...

wow a very pretty card today.
I really like the letter pressed look with the rambling rose embossing folder, I am definitely going to experiment with my inks and folders.
I really love this one.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said by everyone else. I agree, this is beautiful. The letter pressing makes such an elegant statement.

Love Helen xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, beautiful colours, love the dies.
Di B. x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
some parts I like but it's a little too dotty for me.

Cloudy but fine day here today after two lovely sunny days.

Love to all
Meg
xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and wilsonettes x
Lovely card again sue x the embossing folder looks absolutely stunning when you have letterpressed it x I just cannot get the same effect though so have given up trying. I don't know if it is the ink I use (distress) or how I am putting the ink on but it always looks really patchy. Should I use a different ink or try putting it on the smoothies ? I would really really appreciate any advice please xxx thankyou x
Theresa w xxx

Theresa Pace said...

this is lovely Sue. great vintage effect with the ink. looks fab, hugs xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card and I am another who hardly ever uses peach! I love the letterpress technique and I mark mine with nail polish too! I love your flowers they really are pretty . Oh Sue! I thought I didn't need any more flowers! Probably don't but I'm having a Patricia moment!!
I love the Smoothies too . Creative Expressions have come up trumps again! So easy to clean as well as use!
Have a lovely day everyone,
Diane - glad you enjoyed your lovely surprise!
Love Myra xxx

Angela Wade said...

Hello Sue and Wilsonettes, hope you're all enjoying your Bank Holiday :-)

Today's card is a very pretty, 'Wow' card. I still haven't tried letter pressing with an E.B yet..............

Little Osian is 6 days old today and so adorable !!! His older brother, Thomas, who's 8yrs old, and my darling boy, is so loving towards him. It's lovely to see :-)
Their Grandad is coming home next weekend, to see them.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in cloudy, S. Wales Xx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty and fresh just the one to cheer us up on a miserable dull Bank Holiday Monday.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
What a lively bright card for this Monday morning oops afternoon. Lol
Inspirational as usual love it
Theresa x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue ......another beautiful card, delicate in colour and design.

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend- UK and
Happy Memorial Weekend- USA

Love n hugs ...Dorothy Macdonald

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. You should use peach more often as it gives the card a nice 'soft' feel. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, lovely composition on this card- especially the faux letterpress, compliments your embossing folder and dies perfectly!

Hugs,
Belinda. X

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card. I like the colour Peach and it's stunning on your card
Take care
Hazel G XX

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is stunning, love the Peach colour and I love the letter pressing, just beautiful.

Have a great day

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Joanna Dickson said...

Such a pretty elegant card Sue.
The peach is perfect.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Such a pretty elegant card Sue.
The peach is perfect.
Lots of love
Jo xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card so lovely.
Love the colours too.
Maggie in Solihull

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - have just been catching up with all your cards for this week as I've been away without wi-fi! What a treat to see them all - they are all fabulous and I just love what you do with your striplet dies. No two cards ever the same, don't know how you come up with so many ideas but thank you so much. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sweet Peach! Lovely design today. I must try the inked letterpress on one of your embossing folders that I now have. I started working on your 3 May 2015, "Finishing Touches" design yesterday. I don't have all the dies you used for it, but have others that I can use. Please concider doing a video for this "Finishing Touches" card. I could use the visual help on this card. It is so lovely, I really would like to accomplish this design. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the peach color and the faux letterpress. Very pretty. I pinned as usual. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765608243321/

Jean said...

Wow - this is so pretty!

craftynanna said...

Afternoon Sue..such a lovely card and i keep meaning to do this technique but keep forgetting and the colour is great you should use it a bit more, Johanna

barbara macaskill said...

WOW!~ This is so stunning!! LOVE the peach color and I agree that it looks vintage!!! Consider me in awe!!! TFS!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is gorgeous. I always love the look of letter pressing but have yet to try it myself. Love the colour combination as well.
Beth, thanks again for your support. It has been a hard couple of months but hopefully through it now. Think I'll have to try the Smoothies too.
Love to all, Alison xx

Pearl said...

Afternoon Sue, great card today, the letter-pressing technique is lovely.

The colours, shapes and techniques show your dies off beautifully.

I do love the roses.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Such a pretty card Sue and love the peach and cream combination. Love the paved pearl effect. Still haven't tried the faux letterpress technique..... Thank you Beth about the cone shaped smoothies...just incase it doesn't go to plan! x "Thank you Sue" for your inspiration. Sending love and hugs to you, your family and to all our Wilsonettes who need some xx Lynne, good idea about the letterbox tactic. Just picturing their faces is making me smile! Mmmmm and the madness in your method tells me hubby is still in obliviation as to the pranks they get up to with you.......be patient (again!)...one day he will find out..lol! Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I love the soft colour of this card, the rambling flowers embossing folder is one of my favourites. Thank you for such a lovely card. X Ros

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card!
Gail Cx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I send the sentiment straight back to you.
Hugs.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the letterpress technique.
Luv
Karen xx

Mac Mable said...

So very pretty, loving the background and although I'm not a peachy person either, this card is beautiful x

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

Another pretty card. I like the peach and cream together and of course, love the flowers. I have never been successful with letter pressing or any other inking for that matter.lol I have looked for the smoothies but have been unable to find a website that has them in stock. Waiting for JS to re-stock them, and maybe then I can improve my inking - or at least try!

Pat xxx

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card the peach colour is really pretty an love the letter pressing. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I'm another who would not have normally considered peach but the colour of that ink is gorgeous.

Re smoothies, I'm another convert. I can't grip without my hands cramping up and these little egg shaped wonders are the bee knees. Brought two packs a couple of months ago and need more. Also great with chalk paint, acrylic paints and the shimmer/ metallic paint. Also works with mica plus water, pretty much any ink (alcohol ink will stain) and puts watercolour paint wet on wet really well. My cut and dry won't go to waste as I use it for making glue pads for stamping

Re Faux letter press, I've found I get best results using a brayer to apply the ink, I have not tried with a smoothie or cut and dry. Any rubber roller brayer will do and internet searches will reveal them at a reasonable price. Julia Watts shared a great tip a couple of weeks ago on her blog- if using distress inks 'prime' the surface of the embossing folder with perfect medium (or similar) as it stops the distress inks from pooling. I don't have any adirondak inks but I'm guessing from Sues card today these are a good choice and given they aren't as watery as distress inks the folder shouldn't need priming with perfect medium. Hope that helps, I did a lot of trial and error before Julias advice made it all click. As I only ever did distress plus a medium I'm thinking of trying archival and die ink (the sort you can stamp and colour with waterproof markers) on a magazine freebie folder next time I get the chance to see how good a impression I get, will also try a smoothy and cut and dry with different inks to see how well the colour lays down, I do know shimmer paint applied with cut and dry work really well, I don't remember if it was Sue or Julia I saw do it but I tried it and it works great (have a bowl of warm water ready to pop the folder in or clean it with the soft side of a grime boss. Will report back on it if anyone is interested

Another quiet day after being awake all night with earache caused by a very sore neck, a quick trip to the supermarket to buy my nuts, seeds and fruit and a couple of other things. Weather a bit grey and grim so no real desire to be out for more than the hour we were out. I am so behind sorting a card for my friends birthday as well as other things. I must go now. I hope you all had a great bank holiday/ memorial day. Thinking of the people in Texas affected by flooding and dreadful storms yesterday.

Hugs to all of you. Extra hugs as ever where they are needed,

T x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really pretty card. Not a peach fan but this does look great - sometimes good to get out of your comfort zone.

See you tomorrow xxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue a very pretty peach card
Denise X

Darlene4527 said...

Another very pretty card and each one always unique! Love the colors and of course the dies you used.

Babs said...

Hi Sue, Love what you do....your cards are so beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!,
Babs xo

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Liking the peach....it makes a nice change!!! Very pretty as usual!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card today Sue, I made one today with your circlet striplet and it was so pretty.xx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue.
Regards
Joan from Newcastle

nannapat said...

Love the peach background Sue, it's so effective. Your flowers are so pretty and are the perfect finishing touch. Pat x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and delicate looking. I love the peach background using your rose embossing folder.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, I would love to receive this beautiful creation, it would have to take pride of place.

Thank you for shareing, love Brenda xxx

Barbara said...

Pretty card Sue!

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!Stunning background and beautiful flowers! Love this card, has a very stilish design! Fabulous colours, too: peach and white matches great!!

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Thankyou wheely bad for your fabulous tips I really appreciate the time you have spent sharing that advice with us x I feel much more confident in having another play now x
Theresa w xxx

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

What lovely subtle colours, I really like this one.

June x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card Sue love the colours the peach is beautiful & of course the die's.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TOB Theresa thinking of you Hug's xx

Hug's all my friends love Lynda xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS CARD. LOVE THE COLOUR. LOVE THE FLOWERS. MUST TRY MORE THE LETTERPRESS TECHNIQUE IT LOOKS GREAT.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card today !! It is really beautiful !! I am not really a fan of Peach but your cream and Peach card today looks great. I have the Rambling Blossoms EF folder and I think it has become a new favourite at the moment. I use it so much !! I love the effect you have created using the Faux Letterpress technique. I also love your Paved Pearl Technique. I have not tried this yet !! I really must have a go. Your Kefalonia Dies look great !! I love the embossed frame. Your flowers, as always, are gorgeous Sue. I am really not to sure how to make the Camelia Dies look like this !! I have learned how to make your Roses from your tutorial. Do you make the Camelia flowers in a similar way to the Roses? Any help with making the Camelia Flowers would be much appreciated from anybody ? If any one has any suggestions. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card today. Wishing you lots of love and gentle hugs from Tres x x x

Wishing everyone lots of love today from Tres x x x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue.

Eunice said...

Quite an interesting card.

ang said...

Beautiful card love the pearly background but don't have the patience to do it angxx

Desiree P said...

I love peach for cards...in fact for lots of other things too! Gorgeous card Sue.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful love the design and colour

Vie
x

Nana on the Hill said...

Beautiful card, just love the way you've done the background.

Marianna Hammer said...
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Marianna Hammer said...

For me this is the perfect card! The design, the dies, the color amd the embossingfolder; it's all just perfect.