Sunday, 21 June 2015

Best Wishes


Good Sunday morning all!  A soft milled lavender colour and white for today's offering.  I selected the Caribbean background to use for my card and cut it out of coconut white card.  I left a wide border around it and pierced the edges of it with my piercing ruler and pokey tool.  I added some mounting foam to the back to raise it up over a piece of card from my stash (similar in colour to Milled Lavender ink)  I used the ovals from the centre and the oval from the Ornate Pierced Rectangle to cut a frame out of the same card.  I raised it over the centre of my background.  I stamped my sentiment on a piece of coconut white card then lightly inked around it with Milled Lavender Distress ink.  I dried it well with a heat tool before covering it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Micro beads.  I centred it in the middle of the oval and glued it into place.  I cut and made a single flower from the Camellia complete petal die set and seated it on the edge of the frame.  I finished the card with a white mat that I added Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots to in order to frame it.  I followed that with a thin mat of matching Milled Lavender coloured card and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Jan.moogie!!!
Norah McPhee!!!
Jean Z!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. June 17th, the winners are:

Annie Pennington!!!
Holly Berry!!!
Michelle S!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x






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162 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. It's really lovely.
Congrats to all comment winners. Norah, be careful doing your Highland Fling
Happy Sunday everyone.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card, I really love this die and the colours you have chosen are beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. Fabulous
Wendyxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. It's a must try! Love it. Cool and overcast here this morning. Ironing calling then some crafting.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue,
Such an elegant and decadent card, love the lavender and Caribbean background!!
Congrats to all the winners especially Norah!! enjoy your booty!!!
Have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeei xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely elegant card, love the colour
Pat x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely card, great colours. Love the pearl borders.
Congratulations to the winners
have a fabulous Sunday, ours was very cool, very relieved for the shortest day, it has been a grey, wet and unusually cold winter so far
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the lavender colour,and the little flowers are always so pretty.
Thank you for my winning and congratulation to all the other winners.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very stylish and also like this because it could be posted as a regular sized card of which I have many!
Jan
Northampton

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, love it. Congratulations to all the winners.

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

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes

I have had a quick look at your as ever gorgeous cards Sue but I would like to extend my sincere apologies to you & to dear Wilsonette friends, for not writing any comments & for not yet reading through your comments for the past week & I certainly didn’t think it was fair of me, as I have not been able to comment, to place any comment yesterday before the comment winners were announced today.

As you are aware (maybe) I last wrote before I received the test results for my Border Collie Lauren & I was also away to do some gardening...this I did but on Tuesday evening, Wednesday & Thursday I became poorly after suffering a bout of Heatstroke (didn’t help when I was gardening & also outdoors daily with the children I work with).

Also, sadly the news of Laurens tests were not so good, they showed up problems with her liver & kidney/s so she had to have a 12-15 hour starvation blood re test, just in case the machine was wrong, but this showed up the same results as before...when the vet phoned back yesterday to give me the news he said they also want to test a wee sample to check the concentration, protein & other high levels & this has to be repeated every fortnight to keep an eye on how her kidneys are working...watch this space when I have to try & pop a tray underneath her when she wees...& as they could not draw any blood from her leg they have to get it from her neck & I really feel for Lauren as they have to repeat this every month so long as she doesn’t deteriorate any further.

We have fed our girls on Lily’s kitchen for quite a while now, it is purely natural, smells yummy & they love it but I have had too many family, dear friends and pet deaths this last year to want to lose another loved member of our family...I saw Lauren born, held her in my hands within a short time of birth to stimulate her & that is why I could not write any comments because I could not type anything on the keyboard through the tears...sorry x

We suspected something wasn’t quite right which is why we wanted to have her yearly senior checks done earlier this year. We were going to have a little holiday with our dogs (which they love) in Cornwall, where I grew up, when I’m on hols from work but have decided that perhaps for Laurens sake it would be better not to put her through the long journey & we would certainly not leave her with dog sitters no matter how lovely they are, not fair on Lauren or dog sitters & we would miss the girls too much.

So folks, as much as I had missed you all this is the reason why I have not made any comments of late...sorry, sorry sorry...but my heart just hasn’t been in anything since this news, I have gone through the motions of daily life but that’s about it.

Congratulations to the winner of Wednesdays card & to winners of the comment games our generous Sue has sure made some very, very happy winner/s with beaming smiles...so congratulations to you all...I’m so, so pleased for you.

For those of you who are feeling on top of the world with some sort of now or recent celebration...I send my sincerest congratulations...but for those of you who are sad or in need of some TLC I send you sincere (((((hugs)))) and smiles & hope that you are better soon...

Take care to you Sue, your family & to my special friends (you know who you are x x x) & to all lovely Wilsonettes... Love from Beth x x x

Ps Sue I have glanced quickly at your absolutely gorgeous cards but I will look at them & videos more closely later on x x x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue
Well "My Dear Friend" I Just Love This Tremendous Card
The Die You've Used I Must Admit Is One Of My
Very Favourite's And I Use Mine Quite A Lot It Always
Cuts So Very Well, And You Can Create Such Beautiful
Opulent, Rich Cards, Yours Are Always Just So
Exceptional They All Give That Wow Factor!
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your
Beautiful Cards With Us I For One Really Appreciate
All That You Do, The Fantastic Videos All The Great
Tips And Techniques You Share With Us Daily,
I've Learnt So Very Much From Yourself So
Once Again Thank You.
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Sue Lots Of Love To Yourself
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Willsonettes And Congratulations To All
The Weekly Comment Gift Winners Especially To Our
Wonderful Norah!!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another little beauty, Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners. Have a good day.
Take care all Kitty.

Sam Smithard said...

A Quick Hello To
"Elizabeth Beal" To Say I'm
Thinking Of You, With Your Wonderful Lauren And I'm
Sure Sue Truly Understands
Hugs From Sam x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Wonderful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Dull start to the day here. Beautiful card again Sue. Congrats to winners. JJxx

Linda28 said...

Another stunner today Sue, I do not have this die, but absolutely love it and know I am going to have to but it. Congratulations to all the winners , you must all be thrilled. Take care everyone. Linda.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
EACH DIE COLLECTION SEEMS TO BE BETTER THAN THE LAST. SMASHING BIT OF SPARKLE AND A GREAT COLOUR. LOVE IT.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue.
A beautiful card to start our longest day, more hour's for crafting for those in a crafty mood today.
I do love the background but still have to tick it off my list. Hoping to get the crafty bug today but as yet it hasn't bitten, hopefully when my mood lifts a little things will change.
Sending love and good luck to our dear gentle Sam.
Well done comment winners.
Sending hugs to you Sue.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue , a gorgeous card !
Hope you are well , have a great day,
XxxRuth

ecco of sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for a beautiful start to Midsummer Day. You have used my all time favourite background die and really made it the star of the show.
I love your muted colour palette leaving a gift which can be either dressed up or down and suitable for any occasion. So once again Thank You.

Before I forget I have to say many congratulations to this week's all star winners and send a very special note to Norah -now our very own 'Nanny McPhee'. What a fantastic way to finish the most wonderful week Norah.

We are a little overcast this morning here in Marigny but it's just the weather to go bargain hunting to a Brocante in the next village.

After asking about your new Seasonal Dies yesterday Sue I received an email about them so I now know.

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

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love this background die.
Congratulations to all the comment winners, especially Norah. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. This background die and boarder,corner and tag die's are the only one's i have in the carribean collection so far but i can still make some stunning card's with them and i can mix some of my other die's with them. The little flower look's so cute. Congrat's to all the comment winner's. Have fun playing with your prize.
Take care everyone. Have a lovely day and enjoy the longest day as the night's only get longer from here but that just mean's more time to craft lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card,really like the colour you have used,this die looks really useful,
Best wishes to Beth
Thank you Sue
Karen M

TDQ Karen said...

Congratulatios to all the winners.

Love this card Sue, beautiful, and useful for so many occasions xx

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue
Yet another beautiful card, I love this die it's one of my favourites .
I have two cards to make today one a congratulations card for a friend at work for a promotion.
The other for a graduation card or a colleagues son. I am also in a golf ompetition too. So I had better get going if I am to finish all,
Not forgetting it is Fatheres Day too.
Happy Farthers day to all those dad crafters.
Love
Liz

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow this card is gorgeous but not surprising as you designed it.
I love this die it is so versatile I have used it on many of the cards I have made.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Have a great Mid summers Day

Maggie

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card Sue and congratulations to all the winner...have a lovely Sunday.
Luv Rach :)

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card thank you tracyw

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I love the dies and colours used.
Congratulations to all the winners, something else for you to look forward to Norah!
I don't know why I have to go into google every time with my email and password before I can comment , I never used to have to do this, can anyone help?
Love and hugs to all xo

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies are beautiful. I used this die at a workshop with John Lockwood yesterday. I had a brilliant time. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great today. Hugs Jackie

Caroljsmith said...

Beautiful card today as ever sue well done winners good on you jan

auscrafts said...

another lovely card

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful cards today. The colours are lovely. That little bit of sparkle always sets a card of. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x Congrats to all the winners.x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love this die set and in the colours you have used it looks stunning.
I have a milled lavender ink so I will play and see what happens!
Love it -well done all winners!
Anne M xx

doreenmj said...



Congrats to all the winners!!!!

Another elegant card, Sue, thank you!




Doreen x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh! Wow! what a stunning creation, love it.
I still have to get some of these Dies .... I was trying to resist BUT!!!
I have pre-ordered some Christmas Dies .... exciting times!!
Have a great day
Hugs
Patricia xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and love the colour you have used. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Simply classic and so elegant - love it!...doesn't that die cut beautifully, makes it so easy to achieve a stunning focal point even before you add any text or embellishments...

Congrats to all the comment game winners - I know you will love your prizes...

Izzy

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue lovely design and colour love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a stylish card and I love the background, in fact love all these dies you have used and the little camellia really is a finishing touch. Congratulations to the lucky winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely card, simple elegance.
Norah will be one happy Nanny!
Have a great day.
Ang x

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, love, love todays card, such a soft and gentle colour.
Dull and over cast here on my favourite day of the year.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Brenda Lello said...

Good Morning Sue,
Stunning, Beautiful, Gorgeous Card ......... (think you may have guessed I really love this one)
This card really sings to me, I just love EVERYTHING about it.
Hope you have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Elaine Sabey said...

Good Morning Sue
What a beautiful card. I love everything about it, the colour, design and all those lovely pearls, who wouldn't love to receive a card like this one! Many thanks for sharing it with us.

Love Elaine X

Brenda Lello said...

OOPS forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS to all of the lucky winners,
especially NORAH, this wil be the icing on the cake for her.
So pleased for all of you ladies. xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Yipee I won a comment game so chuffed and there with me was Norah McPhee well done pet and thank you to you Sue. What a beautiful ornate card it is today, love it. Once again thanks Sue. xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love that soft lavender and the depth and patterns are so pretty

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, I really like the idea of using the background die as a raised front. Thank you. Xx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & friends,
Sue I love today's card, I hold my hands up to having another favourite and that is the Carribean Backrground die, it has to be one of your very best designs Sue, it gives the effect of more than one die so you can make a card look multi dimensional with just one die, I think it's that centre oval that makes it for me, I recently did a Pearl anniversary card using this die. I put tiny pearls all around that centre element and it looked so effective and was very well received, thankfully! Today's card is just beautiful, thank you for the inspiration xx
Cameeli, good to see you popping in my lovely, what news on your craft room? Hugs xxx
BETH, bless you, what a week you have had, heatstroke can be very uncomfortable, I hope you are on the mend, I am so sorry to hear such worrying news about Lauren, waiting round for test results can drive you sick with worry, I have to say trying to get a wee sample from a dog must be a logistical nightmare! Atleast with having the monthly blood tests they can act swiftly should anything change, you clearly gave a special bond with Lauren which must make this even harder, we recently had a scare with one of our kittens, I was as bad as with worry as I am with the children, but in my opinion our pets are our family, sending healing hugs for you and Lauren xxxxxx
NORAH, Congratulations on your Win Nanny MacPhee, what a week of prizes and surprises you have had, so pleased for you! Hugs xxx
Congratulations to the other winners too, enjoy your prizes xxx
Janet, I hope you find some great bargains at the Local Brocante, remember you need teacups for candles, glass dishes to alter, just to gett you started, I will call in to the cafe later to read all about it, have a great day! xxxx
Well I am off to supervise Sophie & Lucy making Breakfast in Bed for Paul's Father's Day treat, I wonder if they'll wash up too?????!!!!
Enjoy your day, Crafty hugs to all of you,
Sandra xxxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, the Caribbean collection dies are all stunning. A really elegant look with the milled lavender and the pearls set it off so well. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks,
Heather Treble

patwyn said...

Good morning Sue,
Gorgeous card again! I really like this background die but have not got it - yet!!

Congratulations to the comment winners.

Beth: so sorry to hear your sad news of Lauren. Sending hugs to you.

Pat xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, gorgeous colours and beautiful die-cuts
Congratulations to the lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
What a lovely elegant card, the colours are so delicate.
Regards,
Evis M.

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,Another beautiful creation,love the soft colours!Congratulations to the lucky winners! How does everyone know about the New Christmas dies??? Have not seen them on J S site?!Anyway take care Jane B.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card that looks stunning, particularly like all the intricate yet uniform pva dots. Have a great Sunday and congratulations to the winners.x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, another stunning card today. I have this die and love how you have used it to make this card. Congratulations to all the winners....xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card, congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another fab card using my second favourite background. The effect is stunning and elegant. Love the soft colour as well.

Congrats to the winners

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous!!
Lorna D

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card and I really like this unusual colour Congrats to winners Ironing calls and then perhaps a bit of Salsa dancing this afternoon

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue so beautiful thank you for sharing love June horrocks xxxx well done winners xx

nattyboots said...

A beautiful card again Sue i just love all those pearls, so effective.
Well done to your winners.
Elaine H X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Truly lovely card today with a beautiful muted colour palette. Congratulations to all of the lucky winners especially our own Nanny McPhee! Hope you all enjoy your prizes.
Beth, I'm so sorry to hear that poor Lauren's test results weren't good. You must be worried sick. I know how hard it is to try to get a sample from an animal as well - we had to do it once with the cat! We got some special granules from the vet to put in th litter tray if I remember correctly. You are also right in saying that they are part of the family. We don't have children so Scamp is my " little baby" even though she is now 13 and by comparison the eldest in the house!!! It is always stressing to see them poorly as they can't tell you what's wrong. I do hope that there is something that the vet can do and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you are over your heatstroke as well - definitely not nice. You should be in Durham because you certainly wouldn't have heatstroke here - frostbite maybe! At least the sun is shining t the moment - it hasn't made much of an appearance lately! Take care x
Sending love and hugs to everyone on this lovely blog - have a good day, love Alison xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-just beautiful.

Congrats to all the winners.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue, so ornate and the eye drawn in like looking up into the ceiling of a room in a stately house. Beautiful.
Well done to all the winners, great to see familiar names on the list. Norah, loads of laughs with your Scottish phrases yesterday!
Beth - so sorry about Lauren - lots of animal lovers on here who have gone through tough times, too, and really understand. Enjoy your summer with her, precious times.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fantastic card. Just love the lavender card, so pretty.

Love Rosemarie xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
This is another die I need, oh dear the list is so long. Love your card, looks like two separate dies. Gorgeous.
To the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the colour too. love Jean Z xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Morning Sue, love the soft lavender on today's card!

Rosemary xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue wow this one is stunning and is wonderful. I have these dies so I will be having ago at this one if haves ok by you.
The design is wonderful xxx

Debs A xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love todays stunning card. Beautiful dies and colours. Congrats to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Your card is lovely and it has also reminded me I didn't watch yesterday's video as I was busy packing for my hols. Off to watch now. SueL x

carol quinn said...

Really beautiful card Today

hettygarlick said...

Very classy. That background always reminds me of a ceiling in a stately home, or something like that! Beautiful.

sandy acland said...

A really beautiful card and a lovely colour too!

Sandy (tort)

Helen Bell said...


Hello Sue and everyone

What a stunning card today. So elegant. The Caribbean dies are fantastic.

Congratulations to the lucky winners

Love Helen xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, yet another stunning creation, love the intricate detail. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a great Sunday. Bx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, happy Mid Summer I hope you are experiencing better weather than me. The new Festive Dies are looking fabulous and I cant wait to see your creations with them and have already ordered about 9 of them and I am eagerly looking forward to receiving them.
A really beautiful card today so pretty and that die always looks so elegant with those spiral bits all around it.
hugs Shirleyxx And congratulations to the winners to.xxx

Jayne S said...

A lovely card today Sue with such delicate colours. I need this background die.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card again today sue and using my favourite colours I love the muted lavender x I managed to get a sneak peek at your new christmas dies and think I shall just have to hand over my bank card to you again sue I love every one of them xxx
Jane I spotted them on sunrise and craftasmic if I'm allowed to say that xsorry if I'm not x
Congratulations to all the lucky winners x
Beth it really sounds like you have been through it this week poor thing sending you a hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I'm lucky enough to own this die and it's gorgeous, you can't fail to make a beautiful card when you use it. I love the colours you've used and the style of the card.
Beth I'm so sorry to hear about Lauren sending you a hug x
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, love these dies, you make everything work so well together, thank you, Linda x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, congrats to winners xx hazel

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, very sculptured.

Congratulations to the winners.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to all the winners.

Crafty Cruiser said...

As always, this is absolutely stunning!
Doreen R

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely muted colours to start the day.

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
This card is absolutely delightful. The Caribbean Background has been at the top of my list for a while now. Exactly a month to my birthday so fingers crossed.
I am so in awe of you Sue. Your talent just knows no bounds. Not quite sure when you are next on Create and Craft but today is one day nearer to your appearance than yesterday! Can't wait x

Been missing in action for the last couple of days. This is due to having sausages for tea on Thursday that were not gluten free. This is not advisable when one has Coeliac disease! The after effects were not pretty but I will spare you the details. The aftermath of this 'draining' experience was that my CFS decided to kick in again so was absolutely fit for nothing. Sort of back on track but my body is on a go slow whilst my mind is racing ahead with a list of everything that needs to be done.
Have not had a chance to go back and read everyone's comments but hoping to do so over the next few days.
Happy Father's Day one and all. Hope everyone has a lovely day whatever you are doing and for those of you who are not as bright eyed and bushy tailed as you'd wish to be - hang in there x
Much love to all
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love todays card and the colour isn't Lilac on my screen, but a lovely Taupe!
This is another Die that I NEED...oh dear!
Take care and congrats to the Winners!
Love Marg

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty lovin the milled Lavender colour really nice.

Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prize

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card for us today,
this die is having to go on my wish list, (will I EVER GET TO THE END OF IT)
Well done todays winners, especially Norah, a super end to your
fantastic week, enjoy your prizes.
take care everyone, Jess x

fame01 said...

Hi sue
Beautiful card looks very Victorian really do like it
Congrats to the winners
have a great weekend all
Hugs sarah xxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Another stunning card! It is just wonderful and thank you for pulling my name out of the bag. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!
Congratulations to all the comment winners!
Love Junex (Cumbria)

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue,

It is rather dull and overcast in Stirling today, unlike your little gem which has brightened up my morning no end. I feel a bit groggy today and I didn't even have the pleasure of a gin or two to get this hangover head!:-) I'm meant to be visiting my brother in beautiful Aberfoyle, the gateway to the Highlands, later so I'd better get a jog on I suppose.
There's much to love about today's card, that shade of lavender is to die for, and who can resist a little micro beading once in a while.
Con grats to all the weekly comment winners, enjoy your generous gift from the lovely lady herself, it will bring you oodles of fun I am sure.
So sorry to hear about your dreadful week Beth, I haven't responded to anyone directly before but your story touched me. I lost my beloved old man Gizmo a year ago last week and I know the pain of seeing a loved member of your family suffer. He was 17 which is a good age I know but that can make it even harder letting go- I have no children so my cats are my babies and I know that the battery of tests and uncertainty are really difficult to cope with. We had to get samples from Gizzy too and that was a challenge in itself, at least we had granules to put in his litter tray though. My thoughts are with you and Lauren at this time and I hope the outcome is positive for you, try not to let your anxiety cloud the time you have left together, hard though it may be.xxxxxxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful, elegant card. It is absolutely beautiful, love the pearls making the Caribbean b/grd even more gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, love it, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant and I love the colours.

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, a very beautiful elegant card, I must get this background die.x

Meg said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue. Hope all is well in your family.
I love this card the die cut is so special. I wonder if you could do this and make it as a box lid for a gift box.

Beth I am so sorry to hear about your Lauren, poor little poppet, gentle hug for her and one for you too.

Oh the hills will be alive with the sound of Norah cheering today. How lovely you were drawn for a Sue special, congrats to all the other winners too.

Hubby gone out for an hour and I am doing brunch for me so must get going.

Cloudy day in this part of the Dales, why does the sun not come out until 5.30 PM..

Love and caring hugs to everyone.
Meg
xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! Puts me in mind of days gone by, with doilies and china tea cups. Such a soft colour like it had been kept secret in a draw tied with ribbon. xxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

A beautiful card. I love the Caribbean Background die and the colours you have used. I also really like the simplicity of only using one flower to decorate, lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes.

CHERYL Brown said...

And a Good Sunday Morning to you Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

Oh my, yet another stunner Sue, just how do you keep up? The die says ti all for me on your card. No need for fussy embellishments, simple is best.

Congratulations Nanny McPhee and the lucky comment winners. You will be sure to treasure your gifts.

Oh my goodness Beth, no wonder I haven't seen you in the comments list. (((((HUGS)))) to you and a very special large one for Lauren. Although I do not have pets any longer now all my nestlings have flown away to their own homes, I can understand how much a beloved animally can become one of the family. I sincerely hope she gets sorted out with the vet.

Yvonne, little flower, I hope your illness improves with R&R. Take care.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

A really pretty card and I love that colour. Sometime I want to use a purple colour but all the shades i have are just too purple just too 'in your face' for what I need but this would be perfect. I must look out for that thanks Sue. Anniekk xxx

SueJ said...

Sue this is a beautiful card, I would not want to give it away.
Thank you for all the instructions you make it sound so easy.

Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your gift.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue and all the ladies.
Love, love, this card. The die (which I have and which is beautiful) and the colours are beautiful.
Congratulations to the comment winners, lucky ladies, and Nanny McPhee. A new grandson - Harry, a wonderful acknowledgement from Rory's school, and now this!!!!!
Beth I'm so sorry you are going through such trying times and I hope you soon feel a lot better and that Lauren isn't suffering.
The sun is out but give it 5 minutes and it will be raining again in Newcastle!
Have as good a day as you can ladies.
Maureen xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, so pretty.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I am stealing a few minutes before the family arrives for lunch! It is Father's Day after all!
I just love today's card , I really love that oval! Your dies are so versatile and with your encouragement and example we now look to see what else we can do with a die!
Well a lady at Church this morning said to me - " well this is the longest day and we've had no summer yet. It's all downhill now until Christmas," Such a cheerful soul, not, but it made me laugh!
Congratulations Mrs MPhee!! Your on a roll! Please - no cartwheels!
Congratulations to all the other winners too.
Have a lovely day, everyone.
Love Myra xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love all the tiny pearls.
Congratulations to all winners. x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card in a lovely colour and all those pearls - wow. I don't have this die but you have given me ideas for some of the other backgrounds that I do have, thank you.

Beth - sorry to read about the problems Lauren is having. All those on here who have or have had pets will know what you are going through and you are both in our thoughts. I hope you recover soon from your heatstroke, it can't be much fun.

Lynne - How is Cully getting on?

Congratulations to all the lucky comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.


Frances

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Love love this card today I have wanted this background die for a while now is just stunning,the colours are beautiful making one gorgeous card.
Hoping to get some crafty things for my birthday on the 2 nd,it would have been lovely to celebrate it with you on your demos but sadly too far for Me to come. Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the comment winner's especially NORAH enjoy using your prizes xx

Beth so sorry you have had a bad time of late heatstroke can be very nasty. Then Lauren's test results not being good news,your in my thoughts & prayers & hope they can keep Lauren on the right track. My two dogs are my little babies so I know it's a worrying time for you we have been there so many times. Sending Lauren healing ((((Hug's)))) & some((((Hug's )))) for you Beth love Lynda xx

DEB C hope you enjoyed your meal for Charlie's Birthday. Thank you for your kind words about Harry & my family.Also my cards on my blog, Have a lovely day love Lynda xx

Yvonne C sorry you have been very poorly sound like you have had a bad time of it sending you some healing ((((((Hug's))))love Lynda xx

Sheila sending you a cuddle & some (((((( Hug's ))))) love Lynda xx

TOB Theresa sending you some healing ((((((Hug's)))))) (((( Hug's )))) for Nikki love Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra Margaret Myra Maria Maureen Saba Sam Sheila Sue Mrs B Pat Pam TOB Theresa BRENDA L Brenda Littlelamb Beth B Deb C Karenlotty Cameeli Cheryl Hazel Patricia Norah Jean D love Lynda
Hug's to all Wilsonettes xxx

Julie Elli said...

I love this technique where the cut away pattern is raised up. Inspirational as usual. Much love big hug.
Julie E

Joan from Newcastle said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it.
Regards
Joan

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! oooooooo I so love this Caribbean die! It is gorgeous! I've not got any of your recent dies Sue but I can dream! Such a beautiful card with the lovely lavender card and I love the touch of the pearls all around the centre. It is one of those gorgeous elegant cards where the die just says it all! xx "Thank you Sue" for the inspiration xx Congratulations to all the Wilsonettes who have been drawn in the comment game! Wonderful! :) enjoy your prize xx Beth, never ever be sorry. When you are going through a traumatic time, always remember that there are many Wilsonette friends thinking about you. We may not always say it but you're always in thought. So sending lots of love and hugs to you and to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and to your family xx Thank you xx Love Karen xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Wow what a beautiful card so lovely with a real touch of class about it, love it.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners especially Norah enjoy your prizes ladies, what a great way to end your wonderful week Norah!
Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful beautiful card and the little camellia on the edge of the frame just makes it
Congratulations to all the lucky winners today, Norah this has been some week for you

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, it has that elegant look about it.
Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners!!!!

BETH I understand how upset you have been over Lauren as like you my dog is my baby and you never stop worrying about them. My Bichon Ben is coming up 13 in August and so far only has slight arthritis in his hind legs. I feed Ben on Accana dog food from Canada and like yours it is all natural ingredients. I have recently cancelled his pet insurance as it went up to £51 a month for only a years treatment per condition and as I have claimed for arthritis I am no longer covered for that. As soon as they reach 9/10 the insurance jumps up even if you have not claimed before.
I hope they can treat Lauren as there is so much they can do nowadays and let you have a few more years with her.

Scottydog said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the muted colour with the bright white.
Congratulations to the comment winners. Needless to say love the dies!

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely card today using one of my favorite of your dies, the Caribbean background.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Lovely card ! I think I might have to get that
Caribbean background die or at least move it up
on my as always ever growing wish list :-)

Congratulations to all the comment winners,
especially to Norah ! Enjoy your goodies.

Beth B- so sorry to hear about Lauren,
it's always so hard when someone get ill
even our pets, sending you and Lauren lots
of gentle hugs ! Also take care in the sun,
when it's showing....

Sam,ToB,Yvonne,Sheila and Wheelybad I hope
your are all ok ?

To: Norha,Lynda,June,Lynne M,Myra,Saba,Maureen,
Hazel,Margaret,Mrs B & Mum,Sandra,Cheryl,Sam,
Pat,Brenda,Littlelamb,Patricia,Karen,Michele,
Janet,Diane,Janice,Jess,Alison,Jean,ToB,
Yorkilass June,Wheelybad,Craftynanna,Jacquie,
Our Wonderful Sue and to all Wisonette's

Many hugs Maria x

IVY Cheong said...

Another of your classic card and one of my favourite background die. Absolutely gorgeous, love it.. Take care, Ivy xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Beautiful Sue, just beautiful!

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue another stunner, Congratulations to all the comment game winners, i know you will enjoy your prizes, hugs to all Johanna

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue beautiful elegant card love the oval die.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love how you layer your cards and your choice of colours.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today, think my next buy is going to be this background....LOVE IT!
Congrats to all the lucky winners!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

ursula said...

Beautiful card again today Sue....these latest background dies are just amazing.....luv Ursula xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue thank you so very very much for finishing off such traumatic, exciting and dramatic week I think I have ever experienced with such a wonderful finale, I am so so grateful for your kindness and generous spirit.
To all the winners this week I wish you happiness with your prize that you receive just as I know the happiness and memories that it will come with for me but without the beautiful person that runs this blog none of this would be possible.
Yeeeh, I can do this card today because I actually have the dies to bring out its beauty in real life at home. This is a beautiful card in a beautiful colour scheme and one that could be translated for many different reasons and occasions. With my beloved son being his unique self I have numerous cards to make at this time of the year and more so the fact that he is leaving school WiTh Rory one card can never be enough, it has to be one for this teacher, school assistant, secretaries, dinner lady to name a few including his taxi drivers and escort so I am still working my way through the massive list and all the time they all have to be different and special. Gee, he know how to pile on the pressure as he has my skills hyped up to the sky with them all in "my mum can do that and make all this and more and she could teach you how to as well." Come on, give me a break son, and I still need gifts for all the male teachers that have proved such a good influence and friend to him over the years. He is just one of these ladies that you naturally fall for as he has always had that cheek and charm and that look that makes people see his viewpoint. I shall be going through your back catalogue Sue of wonders to try and make some beauties up that my boy can hand over with pride to his school. Thank you Sue for all the wonderful things that you have gave us as you are a continuing source and font of fantastic knowledge.
Found out how much knitting I have done this past while when I had to sew up and put buttons and ribbons on but that's it all washed today and hung out on the rope to dry. It's quite strange seeing tiny knits hanging on my ropes as it has been a lot of years since that happened. I am on my third shawl for my friend whose oldest is expecting her first child and I need to make all the things for her that I made for her sister so that there is no favouritism so the needles are still going.
Semnding crafty hugs and love to you all
Norah Glenochil x

liz spooner said...

Lovely colours for todays card Sue, thank you. xx

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue


OOOOOH I love this one it is so delicate looking and the colours are beautiful.


June x

DeCor said...

Sue such a beautiful and regal looking card. I really love it. My sister-in-law's birthday so I will try to make one similar for her. Mine never look as good as yours! Thank you again for all the tips and wonderful ideas.

Have a good Day today.

Mary Lynn Cox said...

So pretty! I love the onate frame around the sentiment.

Dawn Holben said...

Another stunning card today, it is beautiful and I love the detail on the this die.
I have it in my stash but have not used it yet, I have a feeling that will change now lol

Hazel said...

Sue, this card is truely stunning. Hazel x

Hazel said...

Sue, this card is truely stunning. Hazel x

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to the winners today especially Norah. Enjoy! Lovely card today Sue and love the colour.

barbara macaskill said...

What a glorious card!!! Congratulations to all the winners! One day I hope to see my name on this list!!! Fingers crossed!

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Simply Elegant, as hazel once said to me when she sent me a bouquet of flowers. Everyone needs some purple in their lives. Such a lovely combo.

Congratulations to the lucky winners, and so lovely to see Norah's name mentioned.

Big hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Lesley Cann said...

Love everything about this card the dies and the colours. Look forward to one day seeing your new Xmas dies as cards as the dies look stunning.

Theresa Pace said...

lovely offering with a CAS feel to it, hugs xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous colour looks very like aubergine to me, but I love it. Card is so lovely and doesn't look too difficult.
Hugs
Craftyajacq
XX

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Stunning, elegant, just pure class. I love your background dies and this is a need as it's one I don't have yet! It's just so pretty and would suit a variety of styles, colours and uses. I love the card.

Congratulations to all the winners- especially Norah "Nanny" McPhee, I hope that wasn't just a wee bit too much excitement for one week!

Beth, I hope you recover quickly as heatstroke is no fun at all, Billy sends paw hugs, wags and woof to Lauren. I'd do damn near anything for Billy. He is my fur baby (Big baby!) and I as well as many others understand how your feeling right now. Hugs to both of you xxx

Yvonne, I know people with coeliac disease so I appreciate how food is akin to walking a tightrope at times. Fatigue is horrible so I wish you a speedy return to normal xxx

Thanks Maria, Hugs xxx

Been awake today if not quite lively. Mr W was back from his respite, caught zero fish but I could see he was much more relaxed. At the minute it's more respite from work than respite from me as he reckons looking after me is less stress even with this latest round of hospital/ scans etc! Don't know if that's a good or bad thing lol. Billy so happy to see him too. Mr W needed an early night as the sun being up at before 4 am meant he did not get a lot of sleep, not bad for me as with him in bed and Billy sound asleep I get to watch more of the Womens World cup and be on my laptop catching up with 3 weeks worth of checking this and that. iggest issue today is heat and remembering to drink enough, it is warm so stay hydrated everyone ;-)

Wishing everyone a lovely new week, happy crafting and lots of hugs xxx

T x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Berina RGA said...

very beautiful card!! I love how you use very minimalistic colors and create amazing cards!!

Laura O said...

lovely card,well done to the winners ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, Love today's gem it's stunning!!!
Happy Father's Day. I know it's late!!!
Congrats to all the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

melody said...

Hi Sue, today's card is beautiful an I love the colour I think this is one of my favourite background dies lol well until I see you demo another one, no seriously I love this die. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx

Paula said...

A gorgeous card Sue! I love the colours and may even be able to tackle this one. Do you ever feel guilty about those of us eating beans on toast so we can make your cards??? :) Joking of course!
Congratulations to the winners :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

SHARICA said...

Fab card .. xx

Angela Wade said...

Another lovely card, Sue.

Hugs to all,

Angela in S.Wales Xx

Marianna Hammer said...

I love this card!! So glad I got this die :)

Susan White said...

Very classy card - congrats to all the winners too! Susan x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful. love the colour
Luv
Karen xx

C A W said...

Beautiful card, love the oval and colours.

Eunice said...

The Caribbean dies are becoming a favorite, I love working with them!

Darlene4527 said...

Love the background on this card!

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful colour used on this card and love this central die

Congrats to all the very lucky winners!

Vie
x

America said...

Beautiful uses of this die. Loving the extra piercing. ANOTHER super Gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration Sue!