Friday, 3 July 2015


Hi crafters!  A lovely little thank you card for today.  I started with the Portuguese background die and cut it in white.  I nipped it in half on my paper cutter and put the two halves together and took a bit more out of the middle to make it more narrow to fit my sentiment nicely.  I taped it back together and added foam pieces to the back and mounted it over another piece of white card.  I matted it with a nice blue card that I found in my craft stash.  Next I stamped a variety of sizes of the Perfect Peony matching stamp called Shaded Peony using a Clear Perfect medium on to the same blue card.  I heat embossed all the flowers in white embossing powder and cut them out with the matching dies.  I assembled all the flowers by giving them a bit of shaping with a stylus  and offset each flower using two cut flowers.  I added flatback white pearls in each of their centres.  I cut several of the Maidenhair fern die in white to add around the flowers which I used in opposite corners to hide my cut lines in the background die.  I cut the Vertical Thanks out of white and then cut the letter only die separately out of the matching blue card and glued them underneath the word in the centre.  I added mounting foam and secured it in the centre of my frame.  I completed the card by adding my usual trademark paper piercing around a white mat layer.  A thin blue mat and a larger white mat were then added to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, you start my day so well.
Have a good day everyone

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is very pretty, thank you
Pat x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card, a little master piece. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the flowers as usual.

Breezes said...

Lovely, lovely Portuguese background - and today we leave our Portuguese background and fly to the UK for our daughter's wedding ! Back on Sunday though ! Beautiful card - beautiful place !


Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue super card such pretty flowers really make a nice frame love from Jackie xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty friends

Georgeous card this lovely warm and sunny morning. Those flowers are so very pretty. Just love everything on this card xx

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card again today. Just wondering if there is part of your post missing as there is no sign off from you?
Have A great weekend

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What a pretty card. By cutting the background die in half it makes it so versatile. Sometimes you need a smaller card.


June said...

Morning Sue and all wilsonettes, it is us who should say thank you to you Sue for giving us such wonderful products and for also showing us different ways of using them, lovely card today.

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

Linda28 said...

I agree with June, thank you, a beautiful card and love how the stamps add that special touch to the peony flowers. Have a lovely day everyone. Linda.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a glorious card love it.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
THANK YOU tthis is for you for all you put into giving us a gret blog and all you do.
A lovely card today. take care all. Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. It's just great how you taught us to cut our background die's in half as well as some of our other die's as it can make such a difference to the shape's and the out come of our card's. The flower's are stunning and the colour's are lovely. Don't know if some of your message is missing as you haven't signed off like you usually do.
Take care everyone and have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

sonja_w said...

Fab card, love the flowers. X

Caroljsmith said...

Sue what a beautiful card this morning I am off to my best friends on weekend for a few days crafting together I think this card is a must th make.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, love the peonies, xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Well what a stunner, I love, love, love, it.
Everything is just beautiful
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, I love all the tips you give us ( cutting our die cuts in half etc.) so THANKYOU for all your help !
Sun shining here at the moment so I'd better get a move on and make the most of it!
Love and hugs to all xo

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely card and great tips giving us so many different ways to use your dies.
Have a good weekend !
Muriel x

rosiejt said...

Very pretty inspiration!

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I love how you can't tell that you've altered the shape of the background because you've so artfully placed your flower sprays, thanks for the reminder that I don't have to just use the die in it's original form. Sue xxx

Julie Elli said...

This card is so sweet. It is like the extra special weekly giveaway card that I so jamilly won last week.
I can't tell you how very much more gorgeous the card is in the flesh, so to speak! The Wedgewood blue is fresh and pretty and the flowers are so beautifully shaped. I can't stop looking at it!!
Thank you so very much Sue .
Big hug
Julie E

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes

What a gorgeous card to perceive on this slightly cooler morning, I love everything about it & as I have these items then I will putting card to make on my list...THANK YOU...x x x

If I may Sue I would like to send the sentiment right back at you to THANK YOU for a simply lovely afternoon yesterday at CE HQ...I'm so glad I met you because you really are a lovely, lovely lady making us feel at ease immediately we entered the "air conditioned" Wow when you were demonstrating I could see the deep passion that you have for your card making come shining through tenfold...that in itself is very inspiring.

Sorry I didn't ask too many questions...I was more than happy just to watch & take it all in watching an amazing artist in her element.

Myself along with the other lovely ladies who attended the demo learned such a lot, I'm sure they would agree with me, there were fantastic tips the whole way through & although Sue does some fantastic demo videos I seemed to have learned a lot more actually watching Sue in person.

Sue you are Matriarch of all crafters...& I for one was so thrilled that Steve had the day off so that I could attend...because of his shifts it is rare that I get to go to workshops or demonstrations so going to Sues demo was to me the icing on the cake.

THANK YOU Sue...the demo was really are wonderful for having given your time so freely yesterday as much as you do on your fantastic blog...hope those ladies so that we may learn the art of your masterpieces and of course some good laughs were had to boot.

Linda...I sincerely hope that you had a fantastic Birthday...sending you lots of love and (((((Hugs))))) dear friend and sending you wishes for the year ahead to be a happy one for you...did you get dies for your birdie x x x x x

Sorry I didn't get to comment yesterday my friends but Wednesdays temperature of 37.5 degrees (not even cooler in the shade or indoors with the fans)kinda blew my socks off, I just felt so ill & I couldn't even eat, even had to go to work and to top it all I had a card to finish for someone very special, couldn't do it Wednesday so I needed to spend yesterday morning, (before my bath, hair wash and then work)completing the card so it could be passed on just after work.

Please accept my apologies Sue & my Wilsonette friends hope you managed to cope with the soaring temperatures better than I did, we had a tiny bit of rain but no thunderstorm to clear the air...

For those in need I send you (((((hugs)))))x x x to keep you through the day and to Sue & my special friends (you know who you are) I send Love and (((((hugs))))) in bundles and but to all lovely Wilsonettes I send you (((((Hugs))))) and wishes that you stay healthy and happy through this hot weather. Take care Love Beth B x x x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What a lovely much needed cooling card! It's going to be another hot one here today. Love those flowers. So effective.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the way you cut up the pieces and make a gorgeous card..the Maiden Hair Die is one I think I need, it rally does finish the card!
Take care
Love Marg

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
You've Done It Once Again You Have
Blown My Mind Away With Your Beautiful Fabulous
Just So Terrific Card. I Love The Selection Of Dies
Chosen And How You've Used Them I Really Love
"The Portuguese Background" And How You've Cut It To
Size To Take Your Outstanding Thanks Die Sentiment
I Just Truly Love This Die, I Love The Stunning Script,
Then By Using The "Awesome Perfect Peony Stamp"
And Embossing Using White Powder Which Looks So
Opulent, Rich, Then Using The Die To Cut Them Out,
They Make Truly Beautiful Flowers I Just Love Them.
Thank You So Very Much For Sharing You Truly
Inspire Me. I Truly Appreciate It My Dear Friend.
I Hope You Had A Great Day Yesterday In Your Workshops
I'm Sure You Met Some Wonderful Ladies.
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonette's
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card. Thank you for reminding us that we can adapt our dies and therefore reduce their size, this looks so effective. Love the stamped flowers.x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a stunner. Just beautiful, especially the florals.
Thanks again for a morning of superb demos and fun yesterday. It was a real treat.
Hope you're having a rest today.
Ang x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Card so pretty, love the colour and I must get the stamp to match the flower dies they look so much more detailed with the white embossing.


A Happercrafter6 said...

Such a pretty card with so many effective elements. We made flowers like this with John at CE last week and they look great.
Wished I could have been at one of your demos yesterday as I understand from a friend you had lots of fun and everyone learnt a lot. Maybe another time...

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Due
This is a really lovely card with a lot of detail and the flowers really set it off
Kathy x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so very pretty.


auscrafts said...

beautiful card ,love the flowers

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
a truly stunning, and superb creation today.
I love everything about this, and the colour choice reminds me of Wedgewood Pottery, and the pottery reminds me of my Grandmother who collected quite a lot of it.
So this has brought back happy memories of my childhood.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. Love the flowers. I send the sentiment right back to you for all your hard work, inspiration and generosity.
Have a great day everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is just gorgeous, love the background and the Thank you word die, a perfect combo, and the flowers are amazing and so effective with this layout. Have a great day. Bx

Anna said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card, I Love the flowers. Cheers Anna.

Jayem said...

Sue, this is just lovely.

I am waiting for my Portuguese die to arrive... such a slow business being in Australia.

The beautiful blue is the perfect accent for the die and the flowers... and who knew you could get a stamp to match? Well, my shopping list gets ever longer.

Thank you for your inspiring posts; they really keep my creative juices flowing and I seem to have gained much more in confidence since trying so many of your different techniques.

All the best from the land down under.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

A lovely, unusual card, Sue - pretty blue and clever use of the background die + gorgeous flowers. Like it a lot!

'P' in Wales

Victoria Baxter said...

I do like this card suw so much dimension. Thank you for bringing so much inspiration.

Gloria Robey said...

Beautiful card Sue .The flowers are stunning .How do you keep coming up with these designs? Gloria(Sidcup) xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an exquisite card this morning it's just up my street and made me do the happy dance lol. I love how you cut up your die cuts and make them look intirely different. The flowers are gorgeous I have the stamps but haven't played with them yet.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card, so pretty.
Love Jan x x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card , the flowers are stunning !
Sounds like you had a great day yesterday , lucky those who could attend.
Hope you have a restful day today and take care,

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love all the dies and the stamps. I have such a long wish list. I saw a couple of photos of your workshops on Facebook it looks like everyone had such a wonderful time. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and a big thank you to you also
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

carol quinn said...

Wow, very pretty !!!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and a big thank you to you also
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

nattyboots said...

WOW! what a beauty i love the flowers.
Elaine H X

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card ...great colours...!
Luv Rach :)

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it a beautiful composition

doreenmj said...

What a stunning card, Sue, I do like it a lot!!!!

Doreen x

sued99 said...

A really gorgeous card. Up early this morning as my daughter is getting married today. Looks like a lovely day for it.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for showing us another stunning card, I love everything about it. x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very sweet thank you card, love the colour combo, very Wedgewood. So envious of all the lucky ladies who went to your demo's, I bet it was an amazing day.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card today Sue! I love the flowers and must definitely get the stamps to go with my dies. Debra x

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue,love the flowers,very pretty,you have some amazing idea`s and thank you for sharing them, Linda x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Absolutely beautiful card today. I love blue and white together.. just love everything about this one. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a truly exquisite creation. Love the background die, the flowers, oh everything. My must have list just keeps growing and growing. Lol lynne m & doppy dippy doggie divas x x x

Jodee Keal said...

A lovely card, Sue. I wish I had your confidence in cutting bits off! I know it's 'only a piece of card' but I always get nervous when I try it! :) Happy Friday, all...... Jo xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

Well, a delightful pretty card to start off my day. A lovely composition of dies and flowers. Only you can do that Sue.
Although I haven't got the stamp set, I do have lots of patterned paper in my stash and the open petal dies so my flowers will be slightly different to yours.

I hope everyone is enjoying the tennis? This is my official fortnight's holiday where I do as I please in order to not feel guilty watching so much tennis.
Yesterday's matches were brilliant. Murray and Federer through and the absolutely on the edge of your set, knickergripping match between Rafael Nadal and Dustin Brown. Wow! 2 very evenly matched players, shame only one could win.

Whatever you are doing in this mini heat wave, drink plenty of water/fluids and if a out and about, don't forget the suntan lotion!

Love & hugs to all
Cheryl xxx

Elaine Sabey said...

Good Morning Sue
What a beautiful card! Receiving a thank you card like this would make the recipient feel very special. I haven't seen the peony stamp before it certainly enhances the flowers. Love the colour and love the card.
Thank you.
Love Elaine X

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
This is just stunning, must remember to cut into the dies!
CaroleB xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, great card and sentiment ,the thank you is for you for sharing your talent every day with us.Take care Jane B.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today, love the flowers. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

carol edwards said...

Sue I think this card is stunning. Everything about it is so beautiful, pretty and elegant. X

Margaret said...

Oh so elegant Sue. I haven't seen these flowers or the stamp before. So need to go shopping.
Margaret M

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A wonderful day yesterday had by those lucky ladies that came to your demo day, glad you had a great time.

Sued99 - have a really special day at your daughters wedding (take plenty of tissues) !!

Thank you Sue. This sentiment comes right back at you for all you do. Such a beautiful card today, Ive not used my peoney stamp yet but cant wait to give it a try.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Lancashire Steph xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card this morning and the sentiment really says it all!
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card, the flowers just make it! it is wonderful and thank you for a wonderful morning yesterday, my friend and I loved it so a big thank you. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the way you have narrowed the Portuguese background to frame the sentiment.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, Oh wow that is truly stunning I love that blue and white combo, and the white border really makes it stand out, its just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

C A W said...

Lovely card, you explain so well. The flowers are gorgeous.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card, I love the Peony dies and the added embossing just add so much extra dimension to them them. I think I will be ordering the Stamp set.

Lesley Thomas said...

Beautiful card! Always love blue and white!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card.I love love love all those flowers. SueL x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love it all. really must get these flower dies and the stamps, they are so pretty.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
What a gorgeous way to say thank you! The more I see those peony dies the more I love them,
Having the matching stamp gives you the opportunity of being able to 'batch cut loads of them in white,
(I usually get Paul to do the 'batch' cutting) then when you are making up your card you could just stamp
Them up in the colour you are using!
They make a great corner feature, as do all of your flowers as you make them in such a variety of sizes!
Thank you Sue, for the wonderful inspiration!
I hope all of you ladies that visited (CE) towers yesterday for your demo day had an amazing time!
Pat, Sue and I are off on a road trip to Newbury tomorrow, I am really looking forward to it, anyone else
Going to the craft show?
Crafty hugs

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card it looks very touchy feely & it's made with lovely colours
Thank you
Karen M

Maggie C said...

What a fabulous card, Sue. Beautiful flowers, of course, and such a strong colour for the Thanks makes it pop out of the middle. Very clever use of the portuguese die also. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and colours, I love the flower dies you have used and I think they are very pretty . love Jean Z xx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Gorgeous card today - love how the nipped-in background die gives the flowers a lattice to climb up and drape over...very clever!...


Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the flowers are so good, must add them to my wishlist and get them as soon as funds allow.

Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Anne said...

Thank you so much for yesterday morning. It was lovely to see you again and your display of cards was just incredible. Where you get all your ideas I do not know but please keep them coming.

This is a lovely card today.

Anne (Northampton)

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue there are times when thanks is not enough, but a card all about being thankful fills that gap perfectly. Thanks Sue. X Ros

hazel young said...

Stunning card love the colours and design xx hazel

gwen70 said...

This card is stunning Sue, love the flowers and the gorgeous die, so beautiful

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this stunning

SueJ said...

Really lovely card Sue, good luck tomorrow everyone, I won't be back until Tuesday.

Susan Battensby said...

Wow a lot going on in this card today but just so beautiful.
Love your gorgeous flowers as always. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning !! I love everything about this card, and especially I love the effect of the white embossing atop the blue card on the flowers, absolutely stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely card sue beautiful colour I've just made my brother a card with one of the Portuguese dies in blue and cream

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue,love the colors.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card today. The flowers are just stunning - the white embossing really makes them pop! xx

sandy acland said...

A stunningly beautiful card. I love the colour and the flowers.

Sandy (tort)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today. Thanks for reminders us that we can cut our dies down I know you've done this before, but I bet many of us don't do that. I know for one that I dont.

karenlotty said...

Love everything about the card, the colours, the design, the dies you've chosen - just everything Good luck for later everyone

Jill Berg said...

Nice composition on this card - like the blue tone

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Wasn't to mean when I looked on my mobile it looked too busy. But when I see it on my tablet it is gorgeous.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
An absolutely stunning card today....i do so love this colour combination and the way you have displayed the flowers, so, so pretty.....Rosie xxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, loving the flowers on today's card.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely card and a great way to add extra dimension to the word. The flowers look so pretty embossed in white on blue. Best wishes

Maggie said...

Good morning Sue
I adore this card swirls flowers and stamping my idea of crafting heaven......thank you 😊

MaggieH CapricornCrafts

Crafty Cruiser said...

Everything about this card is just so gorgeous- simply stunning!
Doreen R

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning and elegant card today, gorgeous flowers and another reminder of what we can do with our dies! THANK YOU.

SUED99.. Hope you have a lovely day at your daughters wedding.

Good luck everyone for later.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
This is a really nice card.
I love the colours as blue and white go together beautifully.
The flowers are so pretty as is the 'THANKS' die.
Evis M.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning and elegant card!!! Anybody would be amazed to receive such a card!!

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card! Nothing else to say but beautiful. I haven't got the peony dies but they are on my list now.
Well done Sue.
Anne M xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

SHARICA said...

Morning .. I love the flower dies you have used Awesome card .. xx

hotpotato said...

Stunning card Sue. x

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, very ornate card for us today simply gorgeous.
I love the flowers.
Good luck everyone for Sues draw today.
Take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

I like this one a lot lovely colours and technique on the flowers and it is so nice to give and receive a thankyiu card this one is beautiful sue xxx live yvonne bennett xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card again today. I love ther colour you have used and the flowers made using the Peony Die and matching stamp are simply gorgeous. Oh to receive a card like this!!!
Looks like another scorcher today so a relaxing day watching the tennis is on the cards!
Have a good day everyone.
Lesley S x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,THANKYOU!!! You are so generous with all your hints and tips!!! Looks like another sunny day:) although I'm working:( and its
stocktaking as well!!! So it's going to be a late one!!!
Have a good one everyone!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Glennis said...

Another stunning card - I love it!

Kate's Cards said...

Such a pretty card and the flowers are lovely.

Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty card. I really like how you've used all the dies. Just the right amount of that lovely blue card peaking out to make the dies pop. Anniekk xxx

Julie Kay said...

Fabulous card Sue. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The sentiment is beautiful and I just love all the peony flowers.

Bente Sørflaten said...

So beautiful,I love the "Thanks" die and the lovely flowers.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue and 'Thanks' for showing it to us. I have that background die. Will have to think of something else to put with it. Sounds as if you had a lovely day yesterday. Would have loved to be there but just too far especially with it being so warm.

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card Sue - such a pretty colour.

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, oh so pretty! I have the blue card, so now I am on a mission. x

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card and the stamped peonies are exquisite. Once again you have created an absolute work of art which shows perfectly that everything mixes and matches so perfectly.
Those colours are just like wedgewood. My mum has a collection of wedgewood in that colour.
Do love the peonies. Got loads of floral dies but I don't think you can ever have too many flowers. Am I right or am I right?
Rose - have a wonderful time at your daughters wedding x
And Sue - have a wonderful time at your daughters wedding x
Love is obviously in the air.
So wish I could have attended the workshop. Sounds amazing. Too far away for me.
Lynne - I think we're all feeling a bit like doppy dippy divas in this weather - lol.
Thank you again Sue
Crafty hugs

June Horrocks said...

Stunning stunning stunning I can't say more love it and thank you sue xxxxxxxxxxx June horrocks xx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Such a beautiful card today. Those peony flowers are lovely and the colours you have chosen really show them off at their best. A stunning all round card. Hugs xx Pauline A

nzillingworth said...


America said...

WOW look on the shaded peony stamp over the peony flowers that is so striking. Really gives the florals depth and dimension. How beautiful in these blues and layers. Brilliant way to use the Portuguese background die to accommodate narrower/smaller cuts for new looks. MEGA Gorgeous card!

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, beautiful arrangement.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Stunning Portugal die and how you snip them in half, put them together, level them and then make a "smaller die".....such a clever technique! The colours are divine and those peonies are beautiful.....I'd love to receive this......but any one of your cards will be gratefully received Sue lol...! :)"Thank you Sue" xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need today xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

ursula said...

This is just so stunning Sue, I love the blue and white, those flowers are so eye catching, just finishing off a lovely card....luv Ursula xx

Susan Lesperance said...

So pretty and different! Happy Friday----

Sue L

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is inspired. Absolutely beautiful, must get the peony stamps!
How do you come up with all these ideas?
Hugs, Rose

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I did a very loud wow when I opened your blog today WOW

What a truly stunning card, love the Peonys, love the colours - this card is in a class of its own. 'Masterclass'. It's all so beautiful

The dies you have used all work together perfectly.
Thank you for showing us your stunning works of art.

Hope your day is going well, sorry I couldn't make it.
Love and Hugs Brenda xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is just so lovely and the flowers are a delight, love it. Thank you for all that you do Sue, the wonderful inspiration from your blog and the you tube videos not to mention all the fantastic dies, embossing folders and stamps that you design. Would have loved to have been at your demonstration but would need someone to build a bridge over from Northern Ireland first !!

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Paula said...

What a gorgeous card! I've never been a stamper, I did try a number of times so I will have to go shopping and see if maybe I can be successful with the peonies. :)
Paula x

Roisin said...

I absolutely love this card Sue...its stunning!!

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, absolutely stunning.

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue

What a gorgeous card. Just lovely. Being a flower lover I am biased, but the cut up background die looks amazing and the colours are beautiful.

Love a Helen xxx

Chantal said...

WOWWWW, Super beautiful card. Stunning...
Hugs, Chantal S

melody said...

Hi Sue, really pretty card today love how you cut into the die an make a totally new shape out of it, the flower are gorgeous. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty and fresh and such lovely little flowers how nice to receive a Thank you card like this.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Meg said...

Hello Sue,

feeling very envious of all the ladies who got to see you yesterday and learn new things from you.

I do like this card but I haven't done the cutting in half thing and I must have a tutorial somewhere in my folder so I'll have to search.

Hot again today so sun screen and drinks if you have to be out and about.

Love to all

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love it. Love Jean xxx

Jane Franklin said...

Just love the card its such a beautiful colour. Jxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue what a really pretty card you have made for our delight today, it is gorgeous and oh i so wish that i could make it but since i only have the flower dies, i doubt if it would turn out even remotely similar to yours. I love the colour of blue that you have used as the accent, bright and alive colour of blue. I hope that you have the sun where you are today as we finally have a sunny day(i am touching against my oak computer desk the whole time i am typing here so that i don't jinx it). I have wee light puffs of cloud up in the sky not knowing what they want to do but it is not racing that's for sure as they look to lazy today to do that. Coming down from Sauchie as i was dropping Rory of to go his white water rafting, my hills are just the most amazing colours of green today, they just seem alive after having a few days where they seemed positively down for some reason. There is nothing like a beautiful day up here at the Ochils to brign you peace and harmony especially if your other half is a way to work, exquisite.
Rose and Sue have a wonderful day at your daughters weddings both of you, i hope that the girls get as beautiful a day as it is up here is Central Scotland, just wedding day weather for a lovely marque and posh tables and chairs all done up in bows and flowers. What ever your baby girls are having, it will be great and all the better because you are there to see them.
Beth, i am so glad that you had a lovely day yesterday with Sue, she is definitely one in a trillion when it comes to demos and card making and would say to anyone to if they can go and see the grand master at work. I seen our lovely lady last year in Glasgow at Craftworld with a lovely friend i met through here, hello Frances, and we had a ball although Frances has already seen and met Sue a couple of times before, we still had a wonderful time. I don't think my mouth would close shut from drooling the whole time we were watching herm she was just so brilliant.
Well i am away to get things done while i can, have a great day every one and sending hugs to all my Angels both on the blog and not at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

I think this is such a pretty card. The colours are so fresh and the peonies so sweet. I'm sure anyone would be delighted to receive a card like this. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Afternoon Sue
Today's gift has everything I love to receive via a greeting.
Your main die once again stands firm center stage and does all the hard work leaving us to do what we love best in decoration.
Definitely a winner in anyone's book.

We are still scorching here in Burgundy and the forecast is still remaining on hot.
You definitely cannot concentrate when it is like this.

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

craftynanna said...

A true, beautiful lovely card i love everything about it, hugs to all Johanna

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful thank you card, definitely for someone who had gone the extra mile for you. Love those flowers. Thank you Sue. Xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

This is a stunning card, the colours are lovely and the technique to get the background to fit the die id ingenious.
Happy Days,

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Helen Terry said...

HI sue
Beautiful thank you card love the blue and white and those peonies are stunning.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Stunning use of these dies Sue. The blue and white really look beautiful here and those matching flowers are the perfect accompaniment.

Chang Alison said...

The card is so pretty. I like it very much. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rach83 said...

Woah! My eyes literally popped out of my head when I saw this one! Totally stunning - especially those flowers. Love the layers too.

Rachel x

Lisbeth said...

What a stunning card. Love the combination of the die cuts and all the pretty flowers. Great colours too.


Edwina Scotney said...

The card today is a real show stopper Sue, stunning, have a great weekend Edwina

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Truly in love with this card it is beautiful. The word die is so perfectly done. The colors of the card are perfect .
Thanks love Dorothy

Hazel said...

Just beautiful Sue. Hazel,x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is certainly a WOW card !! It is beautiful !! I love everything about this card. The way you have used the Portuguese Background Die is very clever and it looks fab !! Like Izzy has said it really does look like the flowers are climbing up the Trellis !! Your "Thanks" Die looks great, especially with the blue behind it providing a lovely "pop" of colour. As for your Peony flower's I think they are just amazing Sue !! They look so beautiful used with your matching Peony stamps. I like your fern dies to. Thanks for sharing another beautiful Sue Wilson creation today. I am so pleased you all had a lovely day yesterday. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love and hugs to all the Wonderful Wilsonettes from Tres x x x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, flying visit today as very busy. Whoever received this card as a thank you would really know that they or what they had done was really appreciated, it is beautiful.

Mary Lynn Cox said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! This card has it all going for it. It is truly stunning. I love the lacy die cuts and the colors are beautiful. Happy 4th of July to Sue and all the Yanks out there.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue and all the ladies.
This is an amazingly beautiful card today, which shows your dies off to perfection. Thank you so much for brilliant dies and ideas.
Maureen xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely to see how you adapt the dies to use in other ways
Have a great weekend
Julie x

pinky said...

Stunning card, those flowers are just gorgeous Sue. Love the whole thing.

Kathy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness, this is an absolutely gorgeous card! I love the color combination, the Thanks die, the flowers; I love everything about this card! Have a wonderful weekend!! Kathy J.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends
Wow I love Todays card Sue it's so beautiful the colours are my favourite I love blue & the THANKS die is gorgeous.
So pleased Eveyone enjoyed your demo day yesterday only wish I could have made it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Beth thank you for you birthday wishes. My day didn't go to plan as we had to take Annie to the vet as she was really coughing bad & struggleling with breathing. Vet said she has a very bad heart murmur & kennel cough gave her three injections £95 & had to take her back today he wa pleased her cough had stopped,gave her some heart tablets & some water pils,& another bill for £60 then he said she needs too have the heart tablets for ever at £35 a we didn't go out for a meal :0(( I did get some crafty present's.
Hug's Lynda xx

Big Hug's to all my friends xx
just going over my Son's for grandson cuddles with Harry Yaay xx love Lynda xx

Darlene4527 said...

Stunning card! Love what you have done with the dies. Beautiful!

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a stunning card this is I love it. Looks like I have more dies to add to my ever growing list of wants and needs. Once again this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing Sue. xxx

Hellma said...

Gorgeous card Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Really fabulous!! Love the center piece and the wonderful peonias!!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the flowers, colors, layering and every little detail of this remarkable card!!! STUNNING and magnificent!! TFS!

hettygarlick said...

That's really lovely. The flowers looks so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, When i opened today's blog and saw your 'Thanks' card, the word STUNNING popped out from my lips!
And i see from many, many other comments that that word has been used over again. This is truly a GORGEOUS card .........
...... one of my favourites to date! It is totally beautiful, and i think any person receiving this card could be compelled to
reciprocate with one of their own ........ but quite probably a simple but very nice card. Once again, bless you for inspiring
us with your WONDERFUL works of art, because that is what your cards are! Love and hugs, JERSEY Pauline X

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I like this Portuguese background die even more now you've shown this card,which is definitely a wow card so pretty.

Dawn Holben said...

WOW another very pretty card today, I really love the flowers they are gorgeous.

Annie Pennington said...

Love the style of this card Sue. Those flowers are gorgeous. Just bought the stamps and open petals. I only need a little time to play with them xx Annie P

Annie Pennington said...

Love the style of this card Sue. Those flowers are gorgeous. Just bought the stamps and open petals. I only need a little time to play with them xx Annie P

IVY Cheong said...

Truly beautiful card, I gave all the dies used except the sentiment die, so lookalike I need to get it. Take care, Ivy xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow, most of your cards do have some wow factor but this is the biggest WOW for a while, just stunning and a lovely sample of what to do with a sentiment striplet type die. Topped off with the flowers - gorgeous.

Welsh Dors said...

Absolutely stunning card.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! The die cuts are awesome! The flowers are gorgeous!

terrie said...

Beautiful card and again you made your dies work out for the color and those flower are well placed on the card....tfs
Well done Sue

Cathie Weary said...

What a gorgeous card. Can hardly wait until the Shaded Peony Stamp is available. Keep looking for it but haven't found it yet. Have a wonderful weekend.

Txcowgirl said...

Wow, wow, this is stunning! Love this, and I just got the Thank You die, but haven't used it yet. Now so excited to try it.
Have a happy 4th of July weekend. Will you be BBQ-ing this weekend like the rest of us Americans?

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing yet another beautiful card! It's really lovely and I love the colours.
Love Myra xxx

Jackie Peers said...

Another stunning card Sue. You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful ideas.

Keep designing so I can keep buying.

Have a great weekend,

Love Jackie xx

Susan White said...

Really pretty colours today Sue and I keep forgetting how lovely that fern die is with the flower sprays, Susan x

patwyn said...

Beautiful card again, Sue. I love everything about it. I have quite a lot of flower dies but it looks like I have to get the peony dies too, they are gorgeous!

Pat xxx

Karen Drew said...

The flowers look amazing. Super card
Karen xx

Maureen B. said...

Just one word Sue 'scrummy' Thanks Maureen (MEM)B.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Super duper card, wonderful, explicit, and I love all the flowers. I do love blue too, second favourite colour.

Thank you Sue once again.


Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald

Laura O said...

fantastic card love the vertical thanks,great card .Laura O

Colette said...

Another stunner, love the wording and the pretty blue flowers, hugs, Colette xx

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