Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello bloggers!  I have a bit of a fancy card for the giveaway today!  There is a lot going on, but I just love the way it all came together and hope you will like it too.  Just leave me a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing to win this one.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card using the Leafy Quad embossing folder.  I used Polar White Sparkle Texture Paste and paper grouted it for a bit of extra bling.  I set it aside to dry for a while then cut four of the Portuguese borders out of white card.  When the background was fully dry, I hooked the centres of the borders over the top and had them meet in the corners which I tucked behind.  The borders provide a pretty, and fancy frame for my background.  Next I used the Classic Adorned Design Noble to create a debossed frame.  I cut it in the middle to make it a bit shorter, then taped it back together and added mounting foam to the back of it.  I stamped my sentiment using a Black Archival ink pad on coconut white card.  I cut two of the Petite Arched Adornment and added them to the inside of the frame with the straight edges lining the sentiment.  I stamped a variety of the Perfect Peony flowers in black ink on sky blue card and cut them out with the matching dies.  I stamped the leaves and inked the with Forest Moss after cutting them with the matching leaf dies.  I assembled the flowers and arranged them in opposite corners on my frame, taking card to conceal the cut line in the frame.  I matted my background on sky blue card to add a bit more colour, then added my usual matting and layering with piercing to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4"  x  8 1/4" in size.  The winners name will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x






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Pam said...

Wonderful card Sue, I love it.
Lovely morning today, have a good day everyone.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous love it.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunner giveaway Sue and love that paper grouting. Count me in. Have a great day. x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow now this is a piece of art, just like a lacy doilly just gorgeous. Yvonne xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Beautiful card, missed so many as have been in hospital with gall bladder and pancreatitis - so painful, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Love the card, need to find the stamps for the flowers now.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I love this card and your Portuguese border die is beautiful
Pat x

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Only about an hour since I commented on yesterdays card.
This strikes me as being a little different from a typical 'Sue' creation but it is really delightful. I love the Perfect Peonies and when stamped like that they are super stunning.
Have a lovely day everyone and take care. To everyone who is under the weather - hang in there.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, you are one clever lady. JJxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Love the flower's, must find those stamp's as it make's them so life like. A really pretty background with the polar ice paste give's it just that hint of bling.
Take care everyone and hoping you all have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful card, so pretty and love the coloured stamped flowers. The Portuguese border is a stand out as is the background.
I hope you are feeling better Lesley, yes that is so painful.
Have a lovely Wednesday everyone,
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Such a pretty card, lovely border. Thank you, take care all Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and style the glitter paste to thank you tracyw

Lorraine's blog said...

Such a pretty card, you never cease to amaze x

Cathie Weary said...

Good morning Sue, love the flowers on the card. Didn't know there was a stamp for the peonies. Will have to try and find it. Have a great day.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the use of the border die and the paper grouting adds just the right amount of bling. Sue xxx

Edwina Scotney said...

Wow another stunner, very victorian looking. Have a great day Sue Edwina

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another amazing card, it never ceases to amaze me the ideas that you come up with.
Your Dies are so versatile, but I would never have seen what you have done.
Love the flowers and the great design.
Have a great day
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Every day a different look to your cards. So clever.

Jan

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card. I love the bling and the gorgeous flower stamp. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Martina Farrell said...

Beautiful card! Would love to win this lovely card.

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,,
What a beautiful card today, more dies to add to my ever growing wish list.

I am so grateful for all the inspiration you give to me.

Have a lovely day
Maggie

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,I just love the mix of cards
you design!!! There is something for everyone!!!
Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

June Smith said...

Morning sue and all wilsonettes, such a really lovely card today, good luck everyone.

enjoy your Wednesday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs june smith xxx

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue.
It's a doozie! Is that how you say it. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Big hug
Julie E

Linda28 said...

A busy card today, but stunning, like the texture paste on the background and also the stamped peonies and leaves. A beautiful card that every one of us would love to win. Linda.

Maria Illsley said...

Oh wow this is s great card so much to see love how you have used the border die for the frame xx

Annie Pennington said...

A fab card Sue. I thought the background was a doily at first glance. I didn't know there was a flower and leaf stamp with matching dies. Better go and find a supplier :-)
Annie P xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Lovely card. Will stand out anyones mantlepiece.
Thanks again for all your hard work.

ecco of sheffield said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful summer gift to start a lovely summer's day. Once again you prove that all your dies right from the very first launch to the latest do all the work for you and all we need is a little inspiration 99% from you and the remaining 1% our and we never fail to make a beautiful gift for that someone special. So please can you keep your fantastic combination of dies and inspiration coming as we are completely lost without them.

We had a cooler day yesterday but back to full sunshine this morning and the promise of a lovely day ahead.
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

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Wow! Love this. The stamped flowers are so effective. Love the blue and white. It's fab.

Linda Graham said...

Stunning card Sue,one of my favourite colours too,I craft with my sister Ginnie every other Wednesday and we have tried the `grouted background` great idea, thank you, Linda x

JennyH said...

Beautiful card Sue, thanks for the chance to win it : )

hollyberry said...

I really love this card. Lacy,beautiful and gorgeous flowers.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, love the effect of the glitter paste background and the flowers are beautiful.x

Kathy Baker said...

What a beautiful card I love the border around it, In fact everything about it is lovely, it would make a very special card for someone
Kathy x

Breezes said...

Lovely flowers on a gorgeous card ! Who could want more !
Hugs,
Rose
xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-love everything about it.

Michele

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love the paper grouting. How did you do that without getting any on the raised areas?

Love
Roz.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Sue this is a stunning card I love all the details. It would be so fantastic to own a card like this. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. I will have to seek out the leaf and flower stamp set out, not see them before are they new ?
Have a great day .
Love
Liz x

iReneM said...

This is beautiful!!
Anyone would be thrilled to receive such a gorgeous card

x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
A gorgeous card today.....love everything about it.....xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Wow what a stunning card.
I love the flowers and your design it
Wonderful. Have a lovely day.

Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, what a beautiful card.
Bought the stamps for the flowers from Julia's shop the other day, been waiting to see you use them, really lovely.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

doreenmj said...



Yes, it is a bit fancy, but I like it!!!

I think the background is lovely, must try that.



Doreen x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. like you say a lot going on but it comes together well.
Anne M xx

Anne said...

A lovely card, Sue. I have done the paper grouting technique and it is so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, who wouldn't want to win it!!
Lorna D

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A real stunner today, I love it. The flowers are so pretty, beautiful stamp.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card! I particularly love the paper grouting, it really sparkles. Debra x

hazel young said...

Pretty card and sentiment xx hazel

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Stunning! Such a pretty card. I love the flowers. I I also like the way you've hooked the border onto the next layer - so effective. I would LOVE to win this card! LOL. Best wishes, Anne O

Aspiring crafter said...

Love, love this card Sue...lots of people will want to give it a home...me included!
XxxRuth

rosiejt said...

I'd love to win this, especially to see the peonies.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

This is just gorgeous, everything works together to beautifully, love that grouted background, adds just the right amount of bling without overpowering the rest of the design...

Izzy

Anne Crawford said...

Wow! This is a Special card! I love everything about it, especially all the stamped flowers, the dies used and all the little details , the tiny pearls etc, Gorgeous!
Still having bother with getting comments to print .
Love and hugs to all xo

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, What an amazing card today Sue, love the way you used the border die! The flowers are gorgeous too.Who wouldn't want to win a card like this ?!? Take care Jane B.

SueJ said...

What a wonderful giveaway Sue. Everything about this card is absoultly gorgeous.
Good luck everyone.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, lovely flowers and it is so eyecatching

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
As you say there is a lot going on in this card but it is really very pretty.
The flowers are gorgeous!
Lesley S x

sandy acland said...

A beautiful card, in my favorite colours:0)

Sandy (tort)

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
This card is just beautiful, I love it. The sentiment is just perfect!
Gail Cx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue. Amazing card today, so much going on!
Rosemary xx

MODO said...

Maureen Walker

Love this card and all your great ideas. Many thanks

Greetings from Adelaide Sth Australia

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - beautiful card again this morning! I love the flower stamps & matching dies!
Janette x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very busy but very pretty. Lovely shades of blue.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow, I love this gorgeous card, it's absolutely stunning! Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just gorgeous I love it so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

carol quinn said...

Soooooooo pretty

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Due, love the flowers.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the flowers. Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Scottydog said...

WOW!! Love it Sue, a truly beautiful card in my favourite colour. Really like the flowers thank you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Another wonderful card, I love all the different layers and textures to the card and the flowers finish it off beautifully. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a wonderful Giveaway. It is stunning.
I would love to win it!
Veronique L

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, anyone would be proud to receive it

Chris Curry said...

WOW. As you say, a lot going on. But what a brilliant card. Thank you Sue. Xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the flowers are so pretty and the sentiment is a favourite of mine. Thanks,
Heather Treble

nattyboots said...

Great card and i love the layers ,
Elaine H X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well the sun is out again and the sky looks blue, lets hope it stays that way. What a beautiful card I love the lacy look around the sentiment and the flowers are just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a winner of a card with lots of techniques. I haven't tried the grouting effect yet but am now being tempted! Love the way you have used the border die too. Who wouldn't want to win this card!! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card ,love the flowers
i would cherish it if i was to win it.
Marion H

auscrafts said...

beautiful card ,just love the colours and the design

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Wow!!! what a fantastic card for a give away. So many elements yet they are perfect together. Your such a clever lady. Thank you for your inspiration each day it's amazing. Hugs Heather.x

karenlotty said...

Phew! There is a lot going on Only tried (unsuccessfully!) the grouting technique once Will give it another try because it looks so effective

June Horrocks said...

A stunner sue it's beautiful the colours and the flowers wow !!!!!! Thank you love always June horrocks xxxxcxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow this is a beauty! Love the shimmer you have achieved on the background and those flowers are beautiful.
Lorraine

barbiepinkfairy said...

A detailed one! Very pretty!

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
A busy card but stunning, the flowers really make a statement.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes...

What a simply gorgeous card today & I love the way it has come together...sometimes it is nice to step outside the norm & go with a little bit more & with the Portuguese Border & other dies & flowers this does work for me.

I'm so glad that I have the Peony flower dies & matching stamps as they really do give stunning effects especially more so if stamped onto clear or coloured Vellum, embossed with Emboss powder, left to dry & then cut out with matching Peony dies. I obtained mine a while ago from Julia Watts web-site (Creative Expressions Kettering HQ). If not available from Julia or JS then try Craft World in Glasgow, they are usually pretty well stocked with Sues products.

Luckily my Steve has a day off Thursday 2nd July so have managed to book in at C E HQ Kettering for Sue's demo 3.30-4.30...finish work at 2pm so home freshen up & off to learn much & to enjoy.

He also has tomorrow off (unusually) so I will be out in the garden with Lauren pretty early hoping to catch a wee from her...so watch this space & please wish me luck...from previous experience of getting a sample from her this should be very lengthy & entertaining experience...lol...

LESLEY...I really feel for you Hun...Sending you (((((HUGS))))) & sincerely wish you on the mend soon x x x

Thank you as always Sue for sharing your amazing talent with us & guiding us with your inspiration...wishing you & yours a lovely day x x x

To all the lovely Wilsonettes I wish you all a lovely day & for those who would like I send (((((hugs & Smiles))))) x x x

Love Beth B x x x


Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
I'm So Sorry I've Not Commented For The
Last Couple Of Days!
I Have Checked Out Your Beautiful Cards
Though And Once I've Done This Comment
I'm Going To Watch Yesterday's Video Which I'm
Sure Is Fabulous, As Is The Stunning Card I Love It.
Well Back To Today's Card What A Truly Tremendous
Card I Just Love Everything About It, The Card Is So
Very Rich And Opulent I Love Your Stunning Flowers
And The Way You've Used Your Portuguese Borders
I Love The Colours You Have Chosen For Today's
Masterpiece, And The Beautiful Sentiment Which I'm Lucky
I Have And Use On Many Occasions.
Well My Dear Friend Sue
Take Great Care
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Have A Great Day
Steph I Do Hope Your Keeping Well

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just don't know where you get all your inspiration from.
I love this card and will give it a go.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kate's Cards said...

As you say there is a lot going on on this card. Sometimes that can be distracting but not here as this really works.

Judy Davies said...

Good morning Sue....Another beautiful card yet again, thank you so much for giving us all such inspiration....I used your dies to make my daughters wedding invitations, all 80 of them lol...now the wedding will be upon us in just one week eek.
I was lucky enough to go and see Julia doing a demo in Haverfordwest earlier this month, the same place where I met you last year....she was amazing to.
I hope you are keeping well, please give our mutual friend Karen a hug from me as I think that she really needs one right now...
Take care Sue and have a good day.
love and hugs ....Judy xxxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
this card is spectacular...
I love the flowers very much and the Portuguese Borders as well.
These dies are a must have I think.
Everything looks very beautiful.
Rolf xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
I love this card, it's a "Rhapsody in Blue".
Lesley, get well soonn.
Beth, enjoy the water sample debacle!!!
Love to all
Maureen xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Quite a busy card for todays giveaway. However, it's still a lovely card. I like the paper grouting. Not to sure that I've seen this before?. Why does predictive decide to join in with a conversation, I typed card and it had put girl.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a beautiful card particularly like the flowers love from Jackie xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Your background grouting is beautiful.
Not quite sure how you did that but guessing you just filled in all the holes!
Lovely result and especially love your flowers. x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, yes lots going on with your giveaway card today, more to look at though which is always a good thing - right lol I gave my craft bank card an airing yesterday to cheer myself up and your peony dies (both) and foldover flower found a new home, wish id got the stamp for the peony dies whilst I was there though, oh well, live and learn which I seem to be doing lots of lately ! I am now addicted to grouting lol and have the polar white on order, its lush.
Dear Lesley, hoping each day makes you feel that little bit better you poor thing going through all that pain one is bad enough but both illnesses together, jeez ! Just take it easy xx
Sam, thank you and thinking of you.
Sending friendly hugs to you Sue and hope you are happy and mom healthy.
Sending love.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Yes it is fancy but it works and I'm sure lots of people would appreciate it even though they might not know the work and hopefully enjoyment we as crafters have making it.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card with beautiful flowers

Anonymous said...

Loving the colours on this one and the sparkle paste technique looks fun to do. I haven't tried it yet but seeing how effective time it is will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas every day Sue it is much appreciated. L9ve yvonne bennett xx

Paula said...

That's a perfect card Sue! I love it, it's the first time I've seen the peony flowers in full colour, they are lovely. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty, delicate and lacy in white and blue. It's gorgeous and girlie.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue,
This is such a pretty card and the peonies are simply stunning.
Enjoy the day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card,really like the way you have made the flowers
Thank you
Karen M

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Don't know how you keep coming up with all these different ideas.

Best wishes to all.

Susan McG xxx

Glennis said...

Wow! this is so pretty - I love the flowers

Janet Goodwin said...

This is my type of card it looks beautiful and would have a 'wow' factor for anyone receiving it. Another one I need to try to make.

Robin said...

That is a lovely card.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue, This is stunning, love all the detail on this, the embossing folder along with the edges make it look very much like Lace, so pretty. Love it all

Love & Hugs

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

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, gosh do many dies, one beautiful card. I so need to sort out my dies and stamps so that I can just pull out after looking at them, as I have them in folders and it's isn't working for me. I have beautiful dies that I forget to use and it's silly. I need to re hash my stash lol, to get the best out if them. X Ros

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful! Interesting to see how the flowers look when stamped. I might have to think about getting that stamp.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Top of the morning to you Sue,

What a fantastically intricate card, it is like a work of art that you can stare at for hours and keep seeing something new. I love how you have utilised the border die and attached it in such a novel way. The Peony dies are lush and could well overtake the camellias as my favourites.
Paper grouting is a technique that I haven't tried as yet, it looks a bit messy and would challenge my OCD tendencies but it is so effective that I really should invest in so me texture paste soon.
My MOT at the GPs had a few hiccups-need an ECG and full set of bloods to check why I have heart irregularities and cramping in my arms and legs. It is just precautionary cos I have had a couple of heart attacks in the past, but it could just be my electrolyte balance that's askew.
Hope you feel better soon Lesley, I have gall stones and there is no pain quite like it so I can really empathise with your predicament.
Good luck with your mission in retrieving Lauren's pee Beth, it should be comical if nothing else-it is so much easier with cats but I have my fingers crossed that all will be well. I am really enjoying reading everyone's little anecdotes it brightens up the predictably cloudy, drizzly days suffered north of the border. All of my local craft shops and classes have now closed so I really miss interacting with like minded people, whilst my family love my creations they don't quite share my obsession with card, glitter and bling. Does anybody else have stashes of paper that they just like to look at cos it is too beautiful too cut? :-) maybe I do need help.........!LoL

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxxxx

Joan from Newcastle said...

Good morning Sue

You have outdone yourself again. This card is one of my favourites. I just think it's lovely.

Regards
Joan

Desiree P said...

Morning Sue. Love the paper grouting technique and also the Portuguese borders.
Would be one happy bunny to win this! x

Olga said...

Wow! It's really pretty! Love the flowers and borders around!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue.
Love this card.The colour is lovely.I love the portugese border die.
I too would like to win this card.
Jeanne L

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love how you have used the borders, The embossing is lovely I need that embossing folder!
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. As you say, Fancy, but not Fussy. Would love it on my shelf
Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and wilsonettes x
Another beautiful card sue its really pretty x I think you are determined to make me purchase the peony dies after all the arguements with myself about needing another flower die ! Oh go on then if you insist xxx I have everthing now to try the paper grouting technique except something to spread it on with. Do you think hubby will mind if I use his baking palette knife ? Thankyou so much again sue for your inspiration x
Good luck beth !!!
Hope your feeling a bit better lesley it sounds quite painful x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue,
Love todays card, very intricate.
Your dies are amazing and so versatile.
I have the paste but not got round to using it yet, thank you for the inspiration to give it a try.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Nana on the Hill said...

Whow, just when I think I've seen the best of your cards, you through this beauty into the mix!! Love it, from the background to the stunning flowers, and the beautiful sentiment, stunning.

Colleen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous

Tracey Short said...

Morning Sue

I love this card, blue and white always look so lovely together and design is just gorgeous.

Have a great day
Love
Tracey xx

Margaret Daly said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Gorgeous sentiment. Have a beautiful day 😘

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, love this card and the flowers are beautiful, really add something to the card. I love the way you design stamps and dies together, makes things so much easie. Thank you for your inspiration
Wendyxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very pretty card. Whoever wins this is going to be a very happy bunny!
Doreen R

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely Wilsonettes
another sunny day, hooray again! Such a gorgeous card today, I won Portuguese border a while back and am so thankful for the inspiration, it's really pretty used like this holding on to the edges. I think this card has a Victorian feel to it with the lacey dies and stamped flowers, love the colours and the sparkle from the grouting. I really need to sort my craft space out so I can have a go at this, not much room to work at the moment. Adding stamps & dies to my list as I type lol.
Lesley, how awful for you. Sending healing prayers.
Beth, hope your wee sample collecting is successful.
Alison, hope the mess isn't too bad, it'll all be worth it.
Sending love to all and special hugs for all who need them, blessings
Deb C xx

Meg said...

What a lovely card Sue, I know I don't normally like "busy cards" but this one I do.
I love what you have done with the embossing dies, it looks wonderful.

Hope you feel better soon Lesley (Thomas). Hug for you.

Love and hugs for Cully, Lauren and Hannah.

Love and hugs everyone
Meg
xxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card today, love the flowers and leaves.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another wowser! Love the way it all comes together. Grouting is GREAT!
Hugs, Rose

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

Such a beautiful card. I really like your sparkling grouting idea. The Portuguese border frame is so pretty. I love the peony flowers and it's really nice to see them in a darker colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Bejay Roles said...

Oh my word, Sue...what a beautiful card! I seem to have lost my crating mojo at the moment and looking at this wonderful creation makes me feel like getting myself into my craft room and trying to get my head into the right space to get something made. Which ever lucky Wilsonette who wins this card is going to be a very lucky lady...keeping my fingers crossed that it might be me :).
As always, thanks so much for sharing with us and giving us the chance to own one of your creations. x

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, just love this card, love the flowers and love the bling background! Love Jean xxx

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, this card is sooooo pretty, I am going to try something similar for my daughter's birthday, I know she will love it! x

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card today. Really love the colours you have used and the Portuguese border looks stunning.

Thanks for your inspiration.

Lol Barbara W x

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Amazing card! It looks like a doily, so lacy. Just beautiful

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,
So much going on in this creation of yours but it all ties together awesomely.
Although I only have both sets of peony dies, I have managed to make some gorgeous ones with different papers and they all look fantastic on my card. My stamping not much good, I either use too much pressure or none at all so I think i'll stick with my paper stash.
Lorraine, I too have many stashes of papers that I love so much, I get them out think to myself 'oh no I have to CUT this!' And they go back. One day they might get used.
Love & hugs to all those of us in pain and discomfort, may your day be kinder to you.
A huge basket of warm fuzzy (((hugs))) are waiting for a pair of arms to jump into. Help yourselves to as any as you like.
Cheryl xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Wow wow wow. It's just fabulous. I really love those flowers. Love the colours too xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card with a lot to look at and take in! Love how you have used your dies! You are very clever.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Who wouldn't love to receive this card! It's gorgeous.
Have a good day, everyone.
Love Myra xxx

ava Davis said...

Hi Sue, Another gorgeous card. Love the stamping technique, one I will definitely incorporate .

Jean Bullock said...

I love the lacy look dies and the beautiful flowers and of course the colors. Gorgeous as usual and what a treasure this would be in my collection of Great Designers' cards. I pinned of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765608655409/

Rach83 said...

Ooh, what a great mix of techniques. I think this one really needs a video! Lovely embossing and beautiful flowers.

Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, it looks very complicated and I had never heard of sparkling grouting before. I would love to win it! Best Wishes Yvette W

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue & lovely friends,
I think I may go and treat myself to those perfect peony dies, they are just so pretty with the stamps giving all of the extra detail!
Today's card us a floral delight, perfect for this warm summers day!
BETH, thanks for the idea of stamping the peonies on velum, they would make such delicate little blossoms, I can picture you chasing Lauren around the garden with a tray to get your sample, I wish you luck with that! Also with the results of all the samples .
Well I have a card to make so must go,
Love and hugs to all
Sandra xxxxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What an absolutely stunning card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card, Love how are you have used the Portuguese border, it looks so pretty.
Hope you are having a good day,
Take care love Brenda XXX

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, undoubtably my favourite card!! Absolutely beautiful, I love it. Take care, Ivy xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue i do love this card that you have made for our delight today. The Portuguese border looks like an antique linen lace napkin and the flowers on top are just so beautiful. I find today's card very apt as it is just sometimes you find out who your real friends are and their metal and i am so pleased that all because of you i have found some beautiful friends that really pick you up when you are so down and you can't go any further. So i am sending hugs to all those going through the mill the now from a drizzly day here at Costa de Glenochil
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Helen Bell said...


Hello Sue

What a beautiful card. The Portuguese border is so pretty and delicate.

I always love flowers on cards, and these are extra special with the stamping detail.

Lesley, I can definitely empathise with your pain. I had gallstones and was ill for ages without a diagnosis. Then collapsed in agony and had emergency op to remove them and my gallbladder. The consensus at the time was to have gallstones you would probably be fair, fat and forty. I was dark, thin and 25! Get well soon.

Love Helen xxx

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again today the flowers are really pretty an I love your paper grouting it's such a different look. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Anonymous said...


Love love this beautiful card and my favourite colour blue. Problem is we would all love to win your cards they are so inspiring. Keep up all the good work Sue and to all you crafters out there. Love Patricia (Dorset) xx

Virginia Davey said...

What an elegant card. The colour combination is lovely.

Dawn Holben said...

A very busy card today but I love the way everything comes together to make
one beautiful and stunning card.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Fancy and lovely card. How does one paper grout after embossing cardstock? I like the look.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card, lots of different things on it, but it adds to the overall effect.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card, lots of different things on it, but it adds to the overall effect.

terrie said...

Oh my. oh my what a beautiful card...it's my favorite color and it turned out really, really nice.
I would love to hang this card in my craft room...tfs
Well done Sue and thank you for such a great give=away

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the flowers. I don't have these yet. Something else for the list.

Crafty-liz said...

Love all your cards. Such talent! I would love to spend a day crafting with you!

Linda Kember said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, it looks so clean and fresh. Keep making your lovely cards.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. Lots of different elements that keep you looking at it for ages. Well done. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Berina RGA said...

very beautiful!!! love the border you have used.. the flowers are so gorgeous!

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love it.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Have not been crafting for a few days, busy doing other chores, and open up this afternoon to find such an adorable card. It is gorgeous, and I will be envious of anyone winning this card. The work and also the colours are magnificent, my kind of card indeed.

Thank you so much for giving us all the detail. I don't have the peony flower dies nor stamps, I think I will be soon though, definitely my next purchase.

Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

Good luck to the winner of this card.

Crafting hugs to everyone.

Love Dorothy Macdonald

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, well you have certainly thrown everything at this card! Normally I would say it was a bit busy but I think the colours with the beautiful peony stamps and dies save it for me and I really like it.

Good Luck to everybody in the draw.
Frances

Gail Chase said...

WOW! What a card today Sue. A little of everything. Anyone would LOVE, love, love this card. I enjoy the texture you put in, as well as the lacey borders. I always like all the different ways you show us to make the flowers. The saying is great too. Love the sparkle and colors also. Thanks for all you do. Gail

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue, would look lovely in my craft room. LOL. x

America said...

Hello again Sue. Lovely look of the Portuguese Borders as framing element - fab idea! Awesome use of the Peony flowers in Blue that are so striking. What a gorgeous layered larger design.

Txcowgirl said...

Amazingly gorgeous card today. Love everything about it, thanks for sharing how you made it. So wish you had a video for every single thing you make, I could watch 24/7. Love your creations.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the stamped flowers make such a difference to plain ones don't they.

Thank you for sharing.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends
WOW what a show stopper this card is amazing Sue I love it all. I didn't think I neaded any more flowers but thik I might have to get the Peonies flowers are just gorgeous so on my list they go. Love the grouting & how you used the border DIE'Sa a frame.just love everything about it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TOB THERESA healing Hug's on there way love
Lynda xx

Lesley sending you healing Hug's get well soon.

Lorraine I have paper & card that I can't bare too cut,are all crafters a bit bonkers or just me.haha.

Beth I can just imagin you running behind Lauren trying to catch her wee wee it's such funny image made me chuckle,good luck & hope the results are good. Big Paw Cuddles from Annie & Bambi woof woof.

Sending Hug's to Sandra Margaret Maria Myra Maureen Sam Saba Sheila Hazel Patricia
Beth Deb C TIna E TOB Theresa Wheelybad Cherly Norah Pat Mrs B Mum Margaret Brenda L Brenda Littlelamb Karen Cameeli Pam
Love too you all & everyone .xxxx

patwyn said...

A busy card today, Sue but I really like it. As always, the flowers are fabulous - I love them!

Pat xxx

Pauline A said...

Sue; what more can I say that hasn't been said by everyone else. It's a STUNNER and definitely one that would be made only for a very special person; just wish my mum was still here. Lots going on, but we all need to be stretched sometimes. Hugs xx Pauline a

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a beautiful card for the weekly giveaway. Love everything about it particularly the blue colour. A real star this week.

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue - whoever is lucky enough to win it will keep it in pride of place for sure!! Susan x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

What a truly beautiful card card for the Wednesday give away. Lucky person who receives this one.

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

There certainly is a lot going on in this card - love the sparkly grouting. Whoever wins this card will be a very luck person indeed.

Beverley W

Brooke Bont said...

Love this card the flowers and the colors.

Susan Dunn said...

Hi Sue, would love to win this card its GORGEOUS.... Bye for now Susan Dunn (Cumbria)

Oksana said...

Love this card Sue and the sentiment completes it perfectly!xx

barbara macaskill said...

Oh! To have this card on it's way to me would be so amazing!! I just need to feel the paper grouting and drink in the beauty of this amazing creation!! I think this is my absolute favorite so far!!! Fingers tightly crossed! Thanks for the chance to own this beauty!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Everything comes together beautifully, love the flowers and the sparkle paste grouting

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Ann said...

An absolutely stunning card love it

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the grouting on the background panel. Pretty flowers and, as you say, a lot going on - to very good effect!
Beth, good luck with your wee chore!
Lesley, hope you're feeling better now. Been there, done it - and yes, so painful.

'P' in Wales

Sandy H said...

Absolutely stunning. There may be a lot going on but the result is fabulous.
Take care everyone.

Petra Jopp said...

Hi Sue,
I love your beautiful card and would like to win.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy crafting
Petra

Karen Drew said...

A beautiful card. i would say there was a lot going on with it
Luv
Karen xx

liz spooner said...

Lovely card today, love the colours and the composition.xx

ursula said...

A beautiful card you have given us today Sue.....thank you....luv Ursula xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and the perfect peony dies are a must have.

rjsmusic said...

A beautiful card!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a glorious creation today.
Love the super design of this, and the wonderful flowers.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card today, the peonies really finish it off so well. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the Border Dies and how you've used them.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Yes a fancy card.....but it's really lovely!! Could be created in so many different colour ways!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

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