Monday, 1 June 2015

You Are A Treasured Friend

 Happy Monday!  Happy Birthday Julia Watts and Happy Blogversary!  It is a bumper day today isn't it!  Well I won't say how old Julia Watts is today (I am sure she will be thrilled by that!) but my blog is now 6 years old!  Yes I posted my very first blog post on June 1, 2009!  Not to get too sentimental, but it is you guys that keep me blogging daily, so thank you for that!  I really appreciate all the time you take to leave me comments daily, giving me feedback and spurring me on!
Today's card features one of the Stamps to die called Butterfly Garden that matches the St. Lucia die set.  I stamped it with a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it in white embossing powder on sky blue card.  I cut it out with the matching St. Lucia die and inked it with Stormy Sky while still in the die.  I used distress markers to colour in the flowers and butterfly in the design.  I cut one of the decorative St. Lucia dies in white, nipped it in half then mounted it so it was peeking out from underneath my stamped image.  I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to dot the ends of the decorative pieces.  I cut a larger piece of coconut white card and used the Delphinus Gemini die at the bottom.  I cut out the design using only the lower cutting edge.  I matted it with Sky Blue card so it showed through the delicate cut out design and added flatback pearls to it.  . I stamped my sentient and cut it out with the oval from the Noble Rectangle die set.  I inked it lightly with Stormy Sky distress ink before removing it from the die.  I mounted it with foam and placed it on my stamped image.  I matted the entire card with a coconut white card, a thin sky blue mat and a wider white mat.  I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots around the  inner white mat.  The finished dimensions are
 8" x  8" in size.

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Pam said...

Another stunner Sue. You really do treat us daily. I love the colours, so pretty and feminine
Have a great day everyone.

Crisco said...

Happy Birthday Julia! Happy Blogversary Sue! Such a sweet card today - so lovely.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

Happy blogversary Sue. What an achievement! Happy birthday Julia !
Perfect match with the die and the stamp - just gorgeous. What a delicate feminine card today. The gemini dies always finish a card off beautifully, love this one
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Happy blogversary sue, Happy Birthday Julia.
Sue todays card is so pretty, Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty. This is the month alot of crafters have a Birthday, it must be a Gemini thing.

TDQ Karen said...

What a terrific card to celebrate your special day, lovely

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Birthday Julia & Happy 6th Blogversary Sue. Superb card love the dimensions in the card you get in the card by using one of the St Lucia dies in the background, the colours suit this card wonderfully. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Happy 6th Blogversary and to Julia to
This card is stunning love your blog site thank you tracyw

Linda28 said...

Happy Blogversary Sue, and what a stunning card to start the celebrations with. You have worked so hard to make your blog the huge success that it is and many congratulations. Hugs to all, Linda.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Happy blogversary sue and Happy Birthday Julia. Hope you have a lovely day. Today's card is gorgeous, very delicate and feminine. The colour's are lovely as is the die's.
Take care everyone. Hope we have a nice day today. Finger's crossed.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Happy blogversary Sue and this sentiment comes back to you because that is exactly what you have been to me ever since I found you. I may not have been here from the very first day like a lot of Wilsonettes, but Ive tried my hardest to support you everyday since Particraft came into my life. Its down to you and your inspiration, and products of course that have helped taken my cards from down right flat and boring, to acceptable and to another level, so a very big thank you to you Sue, this blog has done more for me than you can ever imagin. I have made 2 remarkable forever friends thanks to you Sue xx
And now to this celebratory beauty to start our week. Its so dainty, it almost looks too fragile to touch and the stamp that goes hand in hand with the die is as usual, beautiful. I only own 1 stamp that goes with a die (a gift from a blog friend) and I think its time to invest in a couple more.
I hope you have a lovely day Sue and I wish you many more happy blog days.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today, Sue, love your very pretty stamped centre with the St Lucia spiky bits just showing.
Congrats on your 6 years of running the blog, never a day missed and aren't we just the lucky ones - so THANK YOU!!
Julia - Happy Birthday - hope you read this. Can't leave an anonymous comment on your blog but do admire your talent (see you're coming to Haverfordwest and will try to book).

'P' in Wales

Edwina Scotney said...

Good morning Sue, Happy blogversary, how time flies. This is a stunning card loving the stamp to die for on it really lovely, it is amazing that you still keep coming up with new designs and ideas you really have a gift. Edwina

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue
What a lot of birthdays and yours on Thursday!! I hope you have a very happy and enjoyable day in case I am not able to post!

I love today's very pretty card simply beautiful!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Good morning Sue

What a beautiful card this morning, love the softness of the blue and the stamp is just fab. Like everything else it is also versatile. Happy Birthday Julia...

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, and a very happy blogversary, what a day this is, Julia Watts birthday and also my middle son - I think we will be celebrating and what a way to do it with such a beautiful card, the colours are so delicate and bring out the wonderful stamping and embossing, oh I wished I could have a few workshops with you Sue, I would be in heaven.

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

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Love the stamping.

Margaret said...

Such a pretty delicate card today. Happy Birthday to everyone having a birthday today and happy blogversary Sue. Time flies when you're having fun.
Margaret M

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

I am pleased to know I share the same birthday with Julia (Happy Birthday JULIA)

Another stunning card love it. Going on holiday tomorrow so lots of cards to catch up on when we return.

Bye for the time being Jan

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Happy Blogversary and many thanks for 6 wonderful years of inspiration. Like Lancs Steph I haven't been here since the beginning but do try to pop in every day. Also Happy Birthday to Julia.
Gorgeous card, I must remember to use white embossing powder on coloured card. I'm lucky enough to have a few matching dies and stamps and I can't recommend them enough.
Back to work today but at least the sun is shining. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue Storm is lovely . Congrats to 6 years blogging, you give us all so much pleasure. Julia happy birthday. Like ' P' in Wales I can't comment on your blog. Hope you have a lovely day. JJxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is just gorgeous, I love the stamp, and the soft colours you have used, the layout is very striking. Happy 6th Blogversary, a great day to celebrate along with Julia's birthday. Here's wishing you many more years of lovely crafting. Bx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Happy everything to everyone!!!
What a beautiful card to start the week!!!
No Monday morning blues here. Have a great day.
Loopy Lynda xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Happy Blogversary Sue
I love this card and such a lovely Gemini die too
Pat x

Clare W said...

Happy Blogversary Sue and HB Julia. Love the stamping and colouring on this. Beautiful.

Linda Graham said...

Happy blogversary Sue, I cant thank you enough for your amazing designs,your video`s and tips you give us thank you so much,love today`s card, more to add to my ever growing list,Linda x

JosieB said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card this morning,love it!
Congratulations on your blogversary
I don't know how you do it but keep them coming.
lots of love and best wishes.

DeCor said...

A very delicate looking card. Love the little sprits of colour you have injected into it. Happy 6th Anniversary Sue!!! I am so glad you started to blog.

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Rachel Macfarlane said...

it's wonderful all the time and effort you have put in ....we have had the wealth of expertise and design that is second to none....!
long may it continue. are a STAR....!
Luv Rach :)

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Happy blog anniversary Sue. Love the card today.

Clarissa said...

That blue is absolutely stunning.
Clarissa, X

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-just love that pastel blue & white together. Happy Blogversary-WOW, 6 years of blogging. You deserve a medal. Hope you are having a great time in Florida.


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Congratulations on your Blog anniversary. It is a pleasure to come here everyday for a dose of inspiration. Thank you. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Clai01 said...

Happy Birthday to Julia x
and Happy 6th Blogversary to the blog !
one of the inspirations of the day- and Thanks Sue for all you do. x
Beautiful card to celebrate. x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Happy Birthday Julia and a Happy Blogversary to you Sue - 6 years of blogging every day is fantastic :-) Thank you so much for all the gorgeous inspiration, including today's beautiful card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

A happy bright card to cheer us all up after the relentless rain of yesterday.
Congratulations on the 6th anniversary of your Blog. Long may you reign.
Off shopping today then a day or so in my craft room getting items ready for our Church Fete in July.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

sonja_w said...

I love everything about this card, the stamp is simply gorgeous.
Happy blogaversary and thank you for the daily inspiration, hints, tips and techniques and most of all the gorgeous cards you have shared over the years xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Happy 6th Blog Anniversary! I check out your blog everyday although I don't often comment as you have so many of them but wanted to say how much I enjoy your cards, they're always so beautiful. Today's card is a real stunner. So fresh and soft looking..... so lovely! Debra x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful and delicate card to start the week, it is so pretty. Happy blogversary, I can't believe it is six years, what a lot of changes, new ideas and amazing cards along the way, thank you Sue for your dedication. I have followed you from almost the start and your blog is my first port of call with my morning cuppa.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jayem said...

Happy Birthday Julia and Happy Anniversary Sue. I love what you have done with the bottom edge of the card. There is something just "right" about blue and white.

It is interesting to think how I can incorporate your ideas into my cardmaking as my cards are generally 150mm square. Always inspirational nonetheless.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue and a VERY happy Blogaversary!!! Six years is a great achievement to have been inspiring so many of us on a daily basis, such commitment! THANK YOU!
Today's card is very pretty with the colours making it really pop, stunning.
Happy Birthday to Julia.x

Jodee Keal said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary!! A stunning card for today, Sue....I wish I had half your imagination (and but we are all blessed that we get inspiration from you. Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and a very Happy Blogversary to you. Six amazing years bringing us over 2,000 amazing cards!!! Your blog is so inspirational and such a pleasure to read every day. Today's card is another stunner, so delicate and girlie. Thank you for everything you do for us, have a great day, best wishes

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Happy blogversary , wow 6 years! Today's card is beautiful, lovely colour and the white embossing powder makes the design pop. What a pretty stamp too. You had me fooled with the background die, I went down the wrong path being led astray by the cows parsley on the stamp thinking you had tucked the allium die behind! It looks so pretty with the pearl dots. Thank you so much for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Happy birthday Julia and happy birthday Jan xxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,A happy anniversary and it shows your talent to keep us all inspired day after day! Congratulations ,and a big thank you.
Today's card is another example of your ability to get us motivated! It's gorgeous,very feminine! Take care Jane B.

rosiejt said...

That is just amazing. I have the die set and stamps and now the ideas to make them 'my own'. Thanks for such wonderful blogspiration!

hettygarlick said...

I love this one! I have the St Lucia die and one of the matching stamps. Maybe I should get this stamp too? Happy Blog Anniversary Sue. Keep up the fantastic work. xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

That is so pretty. What a lot of ideas we have had from you over 6 years. Thank you.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, what a beautiful stamp and the colour is divine.
Happy Birthday to Julia, and Happy 6th Blogversary to you!!
Lorna D

Mary Walker said...

Good morning Sue and a very happy blogaversary to you. A beautiful card in my most favourite colour. Love it. I've checked out Julia's blog and she has used another of my favourite colours today. I'm in card heaven. Your an inspiration to us all. Please don't ever stop.

Craftetter said...

This is a super card Sue. This really rocks my boat. I love the colours and it looks so clean. Where have those 6 years gone!!!
Hugs Elaine xx

carol edwards said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, pretty delicate and lovely colours. Congratulations on your 6th blog birthday x

Aspiring crafter said...

Well done on 6 years Sue and a really beautiful card to mark the day!
The stamp is lovely and I love the die peeping out, also the Gemini die is on my wish list!

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, truly stunning card, love the soft colours used. Happy blogversary lol lynne m & dastardly doggie divas x x x x

nattyboots said...

Gorgeously crisp and beautiful, i love it.
Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Blogaversary, mine on 6 June. Stunning card today, love the colour and the centrepiece is gorgeous

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful and pretty!

Many congratulations and thanks for all your inspiration xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Happy Blog Anniversary, can't believe it been six years. Al down to your dedication and hard work.

LOVE todays card, gorgeous colour, beautiful die cuts and the lovely stamp - get the picture? This card is right up my street.

Have a great day, love Brenda xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Happy Anniversary Sue on your Blog. I'm turning your sentiment straight back to you. I know I've said many times and I will not stop saying it you are one fantastic lady in every sense of the word. You are my first stop in a morning and with a cup of coffee I'm here to see your inspiration for the day. I cannot think of a better way to start a day (unless I could be in your own craft room with you doing a wonderful demo).

Today's celebration gift is just stunning. Your colour palette is very gentle and feminine and again your dies are the stars of the show.
As yet I haven't tried stamping in the middles and I do have a couple of your stamps so my challenge is to give it a go. I'm not so good on stamping but what the heck there's only me to see my first atteempt.

Well everything is back to normal this morning schools are back and the Spring holiday ended so we have beautiful blue skies, sunshine although it is still very windy. I've already got the first load of washing in so it's a good start to the working day having had my 'Sue' fix.

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

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Back at you with the sentiment, I am lucky enough to have been with you from the beginning and have watched you blossom. You have worked tirelessly and deserve every bit of your success. Wow! 6 years!!!!! That is some achievement it has flown by, you have given us inspiration on a daily basis and you are one of the nicest kindest people I know. So here's to another ??????? years of blogging I'll be there every day as I know so many others will be joining me so HAPPY BLOGVERSARY SUE! X
Back to today's card what a stunning card for your anniversary, where do I start? The colour blue is gorgeous, I haven't got this stamp but it compliments the die perfectly so might have to rectify that lol. The Gemini dies are among my favourites so any card using them is going to be beautiful. So I guess I love today's card lol.
Hugs x
Heather T
PS still not able to craft but still able to buy so all is not lost lol.

carol quinn said...

Stunning card

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Yet another pretty and delicate card. I don't know how you do it, day after day but we are very pleased that you do. Thank you.

Happy anniversary.


MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Happy Blogaversary. I've been around for about half and its always a pleasure. Lovely card. Those Geminis (or should I say us Geminis lol!) are great.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy blog Anniversary! And another brilliant card, love the colour blue. Thank you for the best craft blog ever, you make it very easy to follow your blog.
Gail C x

Kate's Cards said...

This card is so pretty. The blue topper really pops out and the whole thing takes your eye right around the card. xxx

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Happy Anniversary for your Blog! Beautiful card today! I only found your blog twelve months ago but since then you are my first stop with my coffee in the morning, like many of the other ladies your cards are my inspiration! Thank you! I know from watching you on C and C you too have a Birthday this week, its the same as mine!
Thank you for sharing! Love Junex (Cumbria)

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Blogversary! What a beautiful card, I love the stamps to die for and this one is so pretty. Thanks for all the inspiration that you give us every day.
Heather Treble

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue and happy anniversary. Really pretty stamp, makes a super topper. Love from Jackie xx

Rae Fraser said...

lovely card I really like the colour.First thing I do after switching on my computer is to see what you you have been making --love your cards Sue -thank you for your inspiration.

sued99 said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Love today's card. It is really pretty.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

What a pretty card, love that stamp too - another must-have to add to the ever-lengthening wish list!

Congratulations on your 6th Blog Anniversary - I've been following right from the start although I only recently discovered how to leave a now I'm going back to have a look at the 2009 archive to see how you've grown!...


Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card this is. So delicate with stunning focal point. A stunning design. Thank you for your brilliant work.
Zena xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. HAPPY 6th BLOGERVSARY. What a gorgeous card to celebrate the wonderful achievement of blogging every single day for the last 6 years! Here's wishing you many more. Thank you for all of the time and effort, you start my day on a bright note every time : ))
I love how, to me, this card looks like you are looking out of a window onto the beautiful flowers and butterflies : ) Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Chris Curry said...

My favourite coloured card on this one Sue. So fresh and clean looking. Perfect, thank you. XX

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,love the colour
and no big bow taking over suits me.
congratulations on your 6th anniversary
please keep's the first thing I go to
on a morning.
Marion H

marg said...

Happy 6th Anniversary to you Sue!
Happy birthday Julia, and Jan on the Fosse!
I joined in 2010 and you have helped change my cards!
Just been on Debbie Stevens site she too does lovely cards for Creative Expressions!
Love todays card Sue.... beautiful colours!
Take care
Love Marg

Elizabeth Beal said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes...

Many congratulations on your 6th Blogversary Sue...I'd like to send the sentiment right back at you because that is what you are to us all...A Treasured friend...I am fairly new to your blog & would have liked to have been there from the start but at least I shall have the enjoyment of catching up on all the card & video posts that have delighted so many for so long. I also have risen from making cards that were flat & dull "like phoenix rising from the ashes" to creating dimensional works of art to be proud of. You first inspired me & helped me find my true card making path on create and craft & then when I found your Blog a little while ago I was in seventh heaven...

Thank you Sue from the bottom of my heart for all that you are & for all that you share with us & thank you for yet another gorgeous gem today, the Sky Blue colour is beautiful & as always you have such a clever way of combining different dies into your design...I really love the garden stamp but I wish I could do the pva dots as neatly as you...I have tried it but my hands shake, so perhaps someone has a tip that works for them (please)x x x x x

I would like to sincerely Thank those of you who left some lovely comments with reference to my finished craft room they were really appreciated...I christened it yesterday by making 2 cards(yes 2...yayyyyy...I was lucky if I could make one a all from S W products, not only did Sue inspire me but the lack of monotony etc has made such a was a long slow road to completing simply because of my poor health & also my husbands shifts & weather dictated when we could do the boot sales...still I look back now & I'm blessedly thankful for my working craft room. Wish I could photos but no idea where you are at present I was having to craft in any little corner I could find so I really do feel for you but at the same time I sincerely hope that you are able find your crafting space before too long...hugs from Beth B x x x

Alison keep us up to date with your glad you've gone ahead...believe me the mess & the chaos will be worth it in the end.

Cheryl...I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Peter but it is good to know that you have your crafting to help you through...sounds like an absolute fabulous set up you have & what a lovely grandson to help you get it all together...I wish you many, many years of happy crafting...hugs Beth B x x x

Cameeli...I'm sorry to hear that you had suffered the devastation of a fire...but as other Wilsonettes have mentioned it is good to hear that you back home again & what a return home gift for you to win Sues will love the prize...mine is adorable...I wont tell you what because it will be a lovely surprise to look forward to...I also wish you many years of happy crafting...hugs Beth B x x x

Well folks, I don't know a great deal about computers or crafting (still learning) but somewhere I think I read about a CAFE where you all it something we can join or set up in another area? Please excuse my

Anyways I'm hoping to leave Julia a birthday wish on her blog later & I'm back to work today...that week went too quick...I would like to send you all hugs & smiles & especially to Sue & family...Love Beth B x x x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card this morning sue, love the pale blue . I think some of the new dandelion clocks which is one of my favourites from the new die selection would look nice on this one to match . Love yvonne b xxi

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A soft delicate card, I love it, so pretty.
Happy blogaversary and thank you so much for blogging every day and giving us all so much inspiration.

doreenmj said...

Happy birthday to Julia, and congrats, Sue to you, for you blog!!

Love that card!! I too, love Gemini dies,

Doreen x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Where have those 6 years gone? Thank you for all your hard work over the years, we really do appreciate the ideas you give us and your products. Lovely card again today and no frou frou. SueL x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card to celebrate your blog anniversary, it's stunning. I think I have been with your for 3 years now and you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations, and of course the videos. So thank you Sue for your wonderful and helpful blog.
Have a good day.

SueJ said...

Happy blog birthday Sue, I have recently joined but love my daily visit. Today's card is simply gorgeous. Thank you.

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. The colour is gorgeous.

Glennis said...

Happy Blogaversary Sue
Stunning card and a fabulous border die

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations on 6 years blogging,thank you for something different everyday,
Lovely card ,very stylish.
Best wishes &a happy birthday to Julia
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Sue, and many thanks for all the time you take to give us inspiration daily. Since learning about your Blog on C & C a few years ago there are not many days that I haven't made a visit. I love all the ideas and tips you so kindly share with us all.
Happy Birthday to the lovely Julia, too!
Now to your gorgeous card today! It is so delicate and feminine and the colour combination is just perfect. I was looking at all the Stamps to Die For yesterday with a view to buying a couple of new ones and they are all so lovely I found it difficult to choose!
Lesley S x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Happy Blogversary Sue! I love today's card, it is so delicate and feminine.
Rosemary xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue the card is sooo pretty I love it It's my 77thbirthday today so that's julia me and our brilliant blog celebrating thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Sorry to leave another comment Sue...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNE...wishing you a wonderful day & a wonderful year ahead.

Love Beth B x x x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue and Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to Julia too!! Gorgeous card, I have that stamp and die, looks lovely in the white, must try this! Here is to the next 6 years of your fabulous inspiration!! Love Jean xxx

utilitygirl said...

Congrats on your blogaversary Sue.
Very pretty card, with delicate colours - love it.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a really pretty card today, reminds me of a beautiful summer day. The colour is lovely and highlights the dies so well.
Congratulations on your 6th blogday here's to the next 60
Warm wishes Wendy x

Caroljsmith said...

Sue happy blogversary and today's card is very pretty .we all love your blog and wonderful ideas don't know what we would do without them. Here's to another six years sue and thank you so much.x

Lesley Thomas said...

Happy Blogversary Sue, congratulations on achieving such a Herculean project, and that it's still going. I appreciate all your efforts, even if I cant buy all your beautiful designs.

Marion Bull said...

Happy blogversary Sue! I haven't blogged with you all that time but since I discovered you I have been with you every day and you have revolutionised my crafting. I am so grateful for all that you do for us so here's to the next 6 and beyond.
Maggie B xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, Happy Blog Anniversary, and Happy Birthday Julia.
Today's card is stunning, the blue and white are so fresh looking.
The children are over now from Belarus for a months respite,
so my friend from our little craft shop and myself are off to have
a craft day with them, we have stamped lots of cards and cut
out masks for them to colour and play with. They maybe can't speak
the language but sure can make themselves understood.

Take care everyone, Jess x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue,
Congratulations on another milestone a huge Happy blogversary!! Where does all the time go!! It is you who keep us going too... thanks for inspiring us to develop our skills and make something that friends and family want to keep and treasure...

I really like the magical feel of todays card so very pretty, like a magical meadow perfect for me!!

Happy birthday to Julia and June Horrocks.
Have a great day and hope its filled with magical things.

Cameeli xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today, congratulations to you on your blog, it is an inspiration to many i'm sure i know it inspires me.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Happy Blogiversay! Happy Birthday to June.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Happy blogversary and a beautiful card can't believe it's six years and you still give us great inspiration.
Nancyd xx

rolfi said...

Congratulations, Sue,

for your fabulous blog and Happy Birthday to Julia as well.

...and again a beautiful card...

Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Happy anniversary on your blog and happy birthday to Julia. I love the Butterfly stamp and the dies you have used. The colour of the card is lovely.
Joan from Newcastle

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Happy Blogversary!! You are so humble. It is your time and effort and your generosity that keeps us all visiting your blog daily. Your talent is incomparable and you bring so much joy into so many peoples lives. I am sure I speak for everyone when I say we can't thank you enough for your inspirational daily 'gifts'.
It is such a joy to be able to share just a small piece of your world. Thank you so much.
As for todays card it's just exquisite. Soft, subtle and beautiful. Love your stamps. Love the Gemini dies. Love it all.
Crafty hugs

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Happy anniversary for your fantastic blog. Today's card is stunning, so clean looking and fresh. I love it. Have started my countdown to my holiday today,only nine days to go and will be another first since losing my wonderful man but am determined to carry on. Will miss my crafting though lol. Have a great day everyone.
Love Jan x x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Happy Anniversary Sue. Here's to many more years.
A really pretty card, I love it.
Evis M.

pinky said...

Happy Anniversary Sue, how lucky are we all that you are still going!! This one is particularly beautiful, as I just love that shade of blue.

patwyn said...

Happy blogversary, Sue. I have only been with you for two years, but in that time, you have been such an inspiration and my card making has improved greatly. Thank you so much. Look forward to many more years.

Today's card is stunning. The Gemini die is so pretty.

Happy birthday Julia and June.

Pat xxx

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful card. again i am drawn to the stamped images and how beautifully they are coloured in, hugs xx

patwyn said...

Sorry, that should be happy birthday Jan.

Pat xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a pretty card and I love the dies you have used.
And the colours and your design are wonderful.
Have a lovely day.
Debs A xxx
{Debs Cards}

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, what a beautiful card, I love the cards you make when painted in with distress markers, the card truly comes to life with the touches of colour hi lighting flowers, stems petals ect. We thank you for the huge amount of work you put into your blog to help us to be better crafters in so many ways, and these last few months through your dies, we are evolving into very competent crafters. So we are all part of a win win situation, which must give you a personal immense pleasure to look back at the people like me have come so far with your teaching and tools. Happy Anniversary. X Ros

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card today and I love the colour. HAPPY 6TH BLOGAVERSARY!!!

Love Sheila xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Pretty pretty pretty! Happy anniversary of your blog set up. I've only been with you a short time so consider I have missed out over the last six years!
Doreen R

heather harrison said...

Happy Blogversary Sue. It's been a pleasure seeing a new card every day. Your such an inspiration. The card today is just gorgeous. Love everything about it. Keep blogging you would be so missed. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Happy Blogversary Sue. It's been a pleasure seeing a new card every day. Your such an inspiration. The card today is just gorgeous. Love everything about it. Keep blogging you would be so missed. Hugs Heather.x

Jill Berg said...

What a sweet card - love the stamped image!

Janette MacArthur said...

Happy blog birthday Sue and a very happy birthday to Julia! Love today's card - great dies and colours!
Many thanks & keep blogging!
Janette x

TonyR said...

happy blogaversary Sue xxx

Paula said...

A beautiful card Sue, just my cup of tea! :) I love everything about it, especially the colours. Well done!!

Paula x

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats fr your blog aniversary, Sue! Today's car is frsh and young, love th samp and th dies you used! Beautiful colour and design!

Pauline A said...

Congratulations Sue on your blog birthday; it's been our pleasure following your wonderful creations these past 6 years. Today's card is no exception either. It's absolutely beautiful. so delicate and pretty. Thank your for sharing. Hugs xx Pauline A

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, happy 6th blogversary! Such a lovely card today, so fresh and pretty. Congratulations to the winners! Hugs, Karen x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Congratulations on your Anniversary. Your blog has helped a lot of people, you must be so proud.
The card today is truly beautiful, and the stamp is just the right finishing touch. Stamping is my favourite discipline.
Love to all.
Maureen xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful! Love, Ivy xx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Blogversary! That's quite a mouthful! Lol.
I can't believe it! Where does time go? Thank you for being here each and every day no matter the weather or how you may be feeling! It is much appreciated! Thank you so much.
Today's card is just lovely! I love everything about it. That's it really - everything!
Happy Birthday Julia! To pinch a good friend's phrase - 21 plus VAT !!
My card making has improved beyond measure and I've lovely friends through the blog - real and virtual!!
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and summery looking. Congratulations on the anniversary of 6 years of your wonderful blog. Happy Birthday to Julia.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue,

Massive congratulations on reaching 6 years with your fabulous blog- it is testament to your tireless hard work and dedication that it continues to flourish . I know that I speak for many of your loyal posse when I say my heartfelt thanks for spending the time to share your gift with us all because it truly is the highlight of our day. You are a wonderful, generous yet endearingly humble gem of a person and you continue to enrich all of our lives with your boundless creativity and inspiration.
Many thanks lovely lady and here's to many many more years of your incomparable blog.

Love and crafty hugs,


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Many congratulations on your 6th anniversary of your blog, have been a follower for the last 3 and I love your daily inspiration. Your dies and stamps really are to die for!! Today's card is a beauty and I have pinned as usual

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Helen Anne Whitehead said...

6 beautiful years giving immense pleasure to those who follow your blog and those who receive your crafty emails every day! It must take a lot of time to complete the blog and I really grateful for all the work you put in. I hope I have done this right as I have only just worked out how to join sites today so that I can leave comments. Thank you especially for your ranges of dies, they are sensational and I am slowly building up a great collection from Joanna Sheen, they are so versatile and can be used in so many ways to uplift our cards and our creative juices!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful Card. I think this is the first time I have seen the Delphinus die cut, obviously I have seen the die before but when I saw this card my first thought was OOOooohhhhh what die is that? stunning. It is all lovely and I think the butterfly Garden stamp is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

I wish you a very Happy Blogversary, I haven't been following the blog very long but I look forward to it every day. Thank you so much for doing it and sharing your skills and techniques I am learning so much.

Best wishes.

Swiftycrafter said...

Beautiful card Sue,lovely colours.
Happy Blogsversary
Love Lynne x

gwen70 said...

Totally agree with Lynn Dalby saw the die and thought can't remember seeing that one before, beautiful card Sue and Happy Blogversary

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Wow what a beautiful card so crisp and clean looking, love it.
Margaret corgi owner

Margaret corgi owner said...

Oops sorry missed saying Happy Anniversary!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Happy Blogversary, and a gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacquie said...

Happy Anniversary Sue. Stunning card, love the design,

Love &Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

auscrafts said...

what a stunning card to come back to

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card looks delicate. Lovevthe colour used.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy Birthday to Particraft and to Julia too. What a beautiful birthday card for the blog, we need the lovely sky blue as the sky and clouds are dull grey and this has certainly brightened my day. I love the Butterfly Garden stamp with just the touch of added colour, oh dear, more for the wish list along with the dies. I looked but didn't comment on the blog in the beginning but have long since tried to make sure I do, after all, if you can post every day with all that is involved with doing that then I feel the least I can do is leave a few words to show my appreciation.
Wishing everyone a lovely day with virtual birthday cake shared with Sue.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! This card is stunning! I love the stamped image and the die cuts. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us for the last 6 years. Congratulations to you.
Have a great day everyone.

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue and many congratulations. We have often told you how special you are - but I certainly didn't realise that you were that old!! Six years seems to have flown by. And you are still producing amazing cards with so many different looks to inspire us. Thank you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

CraftyJo said...

Sooooo pretty :) Happy Blog Birthday

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Happy blogversary to you and a happy birthday to young Julia :). Now on to the is just too delightful for words really and has really cheered me up on this cold and windswept June 1st down here in the south west. The only good thing about the weather today is that if you can manage to keep the washing on the line, it's almost dry before you've finished pegging it out lol. Definitely a day to stay inside and be creative and I think I need that Butterfly Garden Stamp :). As always, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card with us. x

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. The layout is beautiful and your dies are amazing. You in spire me to create and your video's are fantastic.

Anonymous said...

beautiful card sue i follow what you do every day for insperation and i have made some of your cards and they always turn out nice xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Blogversary, 6 years, what an achievement, and having just spent a little time looking back to your beginning, what a interesting journey you have had from your first post, to your first magazine entry and your first create and craft show.
Your style has certainly changed but your lovely generous personality shone through from the very beginning and despite the well deserved and phenomenal success you have achieved you are still that lovely warm person you were 6 years ago. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given and all the hard you put into this amazing blog. Where would we be without you.

Nearly forgot to say, love everything about today's card, it's beautiful.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A song about springtime comes to mind! Lovely and delicate.

jane stillman said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary. Thank you for inspiring us each and every day. A super card, just love the colours xx

Nana on the Hill said...

I am obviously going through a blue cause, all my favourites are blue! And this one is another to add to my list. Beautiful.

Crafty Clare said...

Hi Sue, happy Blogaversary. I always look at it every day, and just love the video's. Today's card is so beautiful, blue is my favourite colour.
Hugs Clare.

ursula said...

Happy Birthday Julia and congratulations on 6 years blogging Sue, wow, that is a job and a half in itself. I love this card, blue is so pretty...quite simple but stunning....luv Ursula xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Happy Blogaversary Sue! Thanks for all the inspiration you have given us over this time.
Fabulously pretty card today, love the blue and white together and that stamp is so pretty too.

CathyinMN said...

Happy Blogaversary! I really enjoy your blog and seeing all of the wonderful cards you create. Today's card is very pretty -- I like the added colors because of the coloring.

Wheely Bad said...

Very many happy returns June, have a wonderful birthday. Sending you hugs from me plus wags and woofs from Billy x

Littlelamb said...

Happy Blogaversary Sue. Thank you for being here everyday and inspiring us with your lovely cards. Today's card is no exception. It is beautiful.

barbara macaskill said...

Happy Blogiversary! LOVE this card! TFS!

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, Happy Blogaversary. Here's to many more! Beautiful card today, love the colours, and the stamped image is gorgeous. Have a great day. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Pearl said...

Such a beautiful card today Sue, love the colours and shapes and the stamps too!

Happy Birthday to Julia, I hope you're having a great Birthday.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Happy Blogversary.

Love the stamped image ... feel another buy coming on!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

karenlotty said...

Happy blogversary Sue - just been on Julia's blog and wished her a happy birthday Pretty card in my favourite colour I love all shades of blue not just 50 of them

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful card love Jean Z xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Happy Blogaversary, what an accomplishment. Your card today is simply lovely. So bright and fresh, it just makes you want to sing. Like how you have used the stamp with the dies, it gives it that little extra touch.


Suzzette Yandle said...

Happy 6th Blogversary!!!! We Wilsonettes are so glad you grace us with your lovely designs daily as well as your dies, embossing folders, stamps, and other "necessities". You inspire me and make my life fun. I, for one, appreciate your efforts so much and enjoy seeing your beautiful creations. Please, keep up the great work and keep your creative "juices" flowing!

Regarding your Delphinus Gemini die used on this card: I knew I would like this die! I have not seen it cut out until today's card. This die is glorious. Yet another of your dies added to my "wish list".

Received my package from Create and Craft of the handfull of your dies I ordered with the 30% discount. Yeah!!! Fun, Fun, Fun! Can't wait to use them.

Wishing all a great week!

C A W said...

Love the Gemini dies and this one is no exception. A very pretty card. Congratulations on 6 years bloggin.

terrie said...

Congrats on having your blog...I look forward in seeing it every day
Your card is beautiful and again my favorite color blue
Well done Sue and many more years on your blog...

KVencel said...

Well then, a very Happy Blogversary to you! My how time flies when you are having fun. I sure do enjoy all your wonderful card designs & your beautiful dies. Here's wishing you many more " blogversaries"!

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary Sue!
I have followed this blog from the start and it has been such an inspiration for me. I have learnt to use dies in so many different ways and you have really opened my eyes up to looking at my dies in new ways.
The card today is beautiful, I love the stamp and the colours are so pretty.

hotpotato said...

Happy Blogversary Sue. Lovely card by the way. x

Lori said...

That is gorgeous card Sue! I love those dies and your choice of colors is fabulous. The stamp is gorgeous too! Happy blogaversary to youuuuu! I think I have been following you since you started and have so enjoyed your creations and videos! I even won blog candy once a long time ago. Hugs Lori Reinholz

Jan.moogie said...

Oh what a pretty card today Sue, dont you just love it I do. Great colours and fantastic design. Hugs xx

Rose in Chester said...

Oh WOW Sue, it's a stunner of a card. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the stamp, the dies and last but by no means least, the colour combo.
Happy birthday to Julia and Happy Blogaversary to YOU. To think that you have kept us inspired every day out of those 6 years - it's a MEGA MEGA FEAT. So well done Sue, and thanks for all you've done and shared with us.
Lots of hugs, Rose

Meg said...

Amazing card Sue. I love everything about it.

Love and hugs

hazel young said...

Very pretty card Sue xx hazel

hazel young said...

Very pretty card Sue xx hazel

Laura O said...

great card love the stamp with the die ,Laura O

Karen Drew said...

Happy Anniversary Su
Today is a very popular day for birthdays I have 4 friends whose birthday is today and another friend who has her anniversary too. Not only popular but expensive!!!!Lol
Beautiful card , the stamp is lovely and the colours are gorgeous
Karen xx

Gail said...

Lovely card Sue and love the spring like colours and the stamp xx GailT xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, the die cut looks gorgeous with the matching stamp. Pat x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
What an unusual stamp and die set. would imagine that the die could be used on its own,to cut out other stamps?
Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely stamp, it really does make this card.
Beverley W

Craftysusan said...

Happy birthday to Julia and happy anniversary Sue. Your blog has been the mainstay of my crafting inspiration for quite a few years now, ever since I discovered Spellbinders dies. I wouldn't have made half as many lovely cards if it wasn't for your blog. Today's card is especially beautiful. Keep 'em coming please Sue. xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
....well done you!!! HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!!!! 6 today huh? You do so much great work have totally changed the way I craft for the better!!! and I won't hold it against you that I spend too much money!! 😃
Great card today as well!!

craftynanna said...

Hello Sue WOW six years since starting this STUPENDOUS BLOG, Congratulations, i do not know how i managed without you, since i started following you my cards have come on leaps and bounds and i would buy every one of your dies if i could.
Todays card is beautiful such a treat for us on your Anniversary and the colour is lovely and so is the stamp.
Happy Birthday Julie and Happy birthday Jan, hope you both had a lovely day. love and hugs to all Johanna

Hellma said...

Happy blog Birthday Sue, your cards are amazing and your detailed description is a great help, also love your videos you deserve all the followers to your blog, you put so much effort in, I can remember the first card I saw on your blog and did not have a clue what Ally Pally was LOL but loved the mushroom card then I had to figure out Blog and have loved how you have changed your style always something fresh. Congrats and thanks. The link to the first post I seen

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card happy blogversary to you today and happy Birthday Julia.

Sorry I'm so late been a very bad day.

Maggie in Solihull

Val W. said...

Hi Sue,happy 6th anniversary, happy birthday Julia. although I am only in my second week of commenting I have followed your blog for a few years, enjoying the inspiration you give to us all. Another beautiful card today!! x

carole bennett said...

Happy blogversary Sue, what a beautiful card to celebrate. St Lucia and the matching stamp just brill. Like Val I am also new to commenting, so here's to many more years of blogin !
Thanks to the great words from Diane G and Karen(Magpie) regarding the positives following my op. did make me laugh!
Happy birthday Julia.
CaroleB xx

Theresa said...

Hi sue And Everyone
I love today's card and even better I think I have the dies. I feel a play coming on when I get home
Can I just have a bit of your inspiration lol
Take care all
Theresa x

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Anniversary, 6 years of wonderful cards demo's and inspiration and talent from you. What a lovely daily gift to us all, we just can't thank you enough for giving your time and inspiration every are a gem.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

liz spooner said...

What a lovely card today Sue, I always think blue and white is so

Beverley said...

That is one gorgeous card! Happy birthday Julia.

melody said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card love the blue card an the pva dots lol can never get mine to turn out all the same size, the die is really pretty. Happy 6th Blogs Birthday an here's hoping for many more Birthdays to come your blog would be sadly missed by so many if it was not here each an every day, not sure how long I have been with you now but it's been a good few years, I try to comment as much as I can but sometimes life just gets in the way, but I do try. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

Happy Birthday Julia xx

Tracey Short said...

Oh my what a beautiful card. I love the detail of this stamp and the way it's been coloured is just beautiful. Happy "Blogversary" to you Sue, you are a true inspiration to us Wilsonettes!

Best wishes
Tracey xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Happy Blogaversary! A really pretty card, I love it! 6 years is an amazing achievement an commitment. I am so glad I decided to become a part of this amazing blog family, I have been shown such kindness at times when I have struggled and through the blog I have regained confidence in communicating with people, many who have very similar problems I have. I miss your news when I cannot come and visit, This last week or so being a case in point!

To cut a very long story short. The last seven days have been hard on my body, Mr W got injured at work, damaging the muscles around the area he had a operation on about 10 years ago, I had to organise another driver to take me to hospital this Wednesday- My brother, as Mr W is in great pain if he uses his clutch leg too much. I had to organise parking, congestion charge exemption, Mr W so bad he's going to see the doctor without me nagging him! I had a few other things to do and this was after I had gone last Wednesday to a meal with the 2 best friends that live here in Suffolk- my first socialising out with friends in 16 months and my first without Mr W for 2 years! I got very very worn out and sore. I was in bed Friday til today, Mr W today phones me with something he needs help with to do with work, I now has the task of printing out & summarising a load of emails for him. I'm not complaining as I offered to help but blimey, on top of last week & hospital Wednesday it's a bit more than I bargained for! He was very stressed out so I made him help make a ginger cake- any excuse lol, I told him that cake is the answer to most questions & sure enough after a slice I helped him write an email to clarify his position in the situation. I feel so sorry for him, he has worked his a*** off, covering for staff shortage even though his own team are short staffed, he got injured as he's had too much physically for one person for well over a year. I'm glad it's my brother taking me Wednesday if Mr W can't though.

With all this happening I have to say my head is spinning slightly so I will say night night to you all. I must not forget to go wish Julia a happy birthday, her blog next.

Hugs to you all, I shall be back to see you all as soon as I can,

T xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Firstly a big CONGRATULATIONS on the 6th anniversary of your wonderful blog !!
Well Your card today is just beautiful Sue !! I love the Caribbean collection and this matching stamp looks fab !! I really love how you have coloured it. Your Gemini die looks great to. You have used a lovely sentiment and I love your colour combo to. The colours remind me of Summer. (I just wish we had one !!)
I cannot thank you enough for everything you do for us crafter's. Your blog is amazing with your fab videos, stunning cards, great step by step explanations and competitions !! You are so thoughtful, warm and friendly to everyone. You are a wonderful person Sue and I sincerely hope you will keep going with your amazing blog for many more years to come. It is such a real pleasure to come to your blog every day and see your latest gorgeous creation. Sending you lots of love and special hugs on your Anniversary love from Tres x x x

Happy Birthday to Julia Watts and June today. I hope you both had a lovely day !! Sending you both lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
I love ur card today. I really like that Gemini die this will be another to add to my list lol. I dunno where my money comes from to get them. I just make a wish an there it is!!! Lol

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