Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello my crafty friends!  Today's card is a revamp of a card that I did several years ago for my Mom for Mother's Day, at least in styling and colour.  I have updated it with different dies and embellishments.  I love the way it came out even more than the original!  I started with the Canadian Background and cut it out of coconut white card.  I raised it with foam for dimension and mounted it over another piece of white card that I covered with Iced Snow for a bit of bling.  I used the Pavo Gemini die and cut the decorative piece with both cutting edges out of white card.  I cut a matching backing out of custard card and glued the pieces together.  I added it to the left hand side of the card with foam and added a double row of white flatback pearls to the edge.  Next I cut the backing for the sentiment using the Vancouver die set out of custard card.  I backed it in white.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the Montreal die set.  I mounted it in the upper corner of the card.  Using both sets of the Perfect Peonies, I created a variety of different sized two tone flowers and arranged the in the lower right corner.  I added Mosaic Leaves in white as embellishments.  The card was then completed with a paper pierced white mat, a thin custard mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  If you would like to be included in the drawing to win this one, just leave me a comment.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love it all, so frilly flowery and pretty
Have a good day Wilsonettes.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely lovely lovely! I bet your mum feels very lucky always getting such fabulous cards on her special days.

Jan.moogie said...

We forget about the styles we used to do and how well they worked and how good they looked. This card is stunning Sue and a pleasure to look at. Using this idea I know I can make several different cards with one idea from you. Thanks for sharing. Hugs x

Anne Crawford said...

Very beautiful card! Don't really think it needs the Gemini die but heyho you can never have too much of a good thing! I Love the Canadian background and really enjoy using it ,the perfect Peonies are on my wish list, this would definitely be a special card to win ( fingers crossed ) lol!
At last we have a glorious morning up here in the north west of Scotland ( hence me being on here early , ( isn't it great what a blink of sun does) !
Walking group day today ,so I think it will be a coastal walk .
Love and hugs to all xo

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all wilsonettes, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful cards, your Mum would have been so pleased to get such a masterpiece.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card today. The colour's are lovely and i finally got some of the custard card and the colour is better than when you see it on your blog. The peony flower is fast becoming another favourite in my floral collection. The card has a lacy, frilly look to it, very girly and could be used for lot's of occasion's.
Take care everyone and becareful in the sun.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anne said...

Good morning, Sue. I agree with Anne - I don't think it needs the Gemini die but I love the colours, background and flowers.

Looking forward to your demo tomorrow morning.

Anne (Northampton)

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a beauty, I bet your Mom just loved. I would too if i won it.
Thank you Sue. take care everyone this weather does'nt suit every one I love it Kitty.

carol quinn said...

Really pretty card today, beautiful colours too

Lorraine's blog said...

Beautiful card the peony is my favourite flower die

sonja_w said...

Beautiful card, love this background x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the lemon and white.

Linda Mitchell said...

a very pretty card today, a colour I wouldn't have thought of using, but it looks really effective. Woke up to thunder & lightening this morning hope it passes over quickly,

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

Breezes said...

Really gorgeous - so delicate and pretty ! Love this one 1


CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card made with my very favourite background die. Sue XXX

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card today, just right for a special occasion.

Hope you enjoy the sunshine today.


Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A really pretty card, love all the beautiful details.
Have a great day.
Patricia xxx

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colour combo is so lovely and soft : )

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous love everything about it.
Nancyd xx

Caroljsmith said...

What a gorgeous card today so really love the custard and white together.and the peony die sets it off wonderfully

Anonymous said...

I can imagine your Mom has a huge box of treasured cards you have sent her, Sue, would be the envy of all your Wilsonettes!! My late Mum and, to my great surprise, my MIL, also had saved their cards which we found when house-clearing - was quite moved. Nothing like Sue's standard, of course!
Pretty, busy card, like it.

'P' in Wales

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another lovely card packed with detail, love the colour, so summery and very appropriate for the weather we're having at the moment.x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card live the colours, I am looking through your cards as I have my Mum's 85th next month.
Just heard on news it's going to be warmer today so stay safe everyone.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue
I really like your custard colour in this card. The Gemini die looks fab at the side like that and the flowers are a must have.
Thanks for sharing
Big hug
Julie E

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card live the colours, I am looking through your cards as I have my Mum's 85th next month.
Just heard on news it's going to be warmer today so stay safe everyone.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

nattyboots said...

How gorgeous is your card , lovely color and so pretty are the peony.
Elaine H X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I especially love the colour and the cute flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love that die background, the who,e card is so pretty. Love Jean xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours and as always love your flowers.

Linda28 said...

A lovely card today, love all the dies you have used on this one, especially the peonies, they are on my wish list! Looks like it's going to be another scorcher today, so be careful everyone, keep hydrated . Take care, Linda.

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. I love the gentle colours - such a pretty yellow, which goes so well with the white. I also like the flowers with the edging. I would love to win this card. Best wishes, Anne O

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, especially the peonies and your Backgrounds are so clever

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
That might just be another Gemini die I need to have now lol!
See you tomorrow morning at demo time.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is Magnificent I Love Every
Aspect Of It,
Starting With The Clean Fresh Colours Used
The Coconut White And The Custard Foundation Card.
I Love The Tremendous Dies That You've Used
The Beautiful Canadian Background Which I Have
Used Recently As The Front Of A Book, I Wish I'd
Seen Your Card Before Hand As I Love How You've
Added the Pavo Gemini Die This Looks Amazing
And Adding Double Rows Of Pearls, Adding A Touch
Of Iced Snow For Bling!!
Then There Is Those Very Beautiful Flowers.
This Is A Very Beautiful Card Thank You Sue
For Sharing And Also Giving Someone The
Chance Of Owning This Awesome Masterpiece.
I Appreciate All You Do, All The Stunning Cards
You Share With Us Each And Every Day,
I'm In Awe Of You And Your Cards.
Take Great Care My Very Dear Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, I Hope Your All Enjoying The
Sun While We've Got It!
Huge Hugs To The Wonderful Lancashire Steph xxx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Hi Sue lovely card.... very busy ....the Pavo gemini die is so so beautiful ....
Luv Rach :)

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-lovely colours & lots of detail.


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
Sue, this card is gorgeous. The dies, the colours, everything.
Maureen xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Hope you have come down to earth after that fantastic weekend you had.
Today's gift is just so summer and certainly brings a smile to start another hot day here in Marigny.
I would dearly love to receive this gift and so with fingers crossed I have dusted of just the space
to display your beautiful piece of art.

To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. Please remember to drink lots of water if it's hot where you are.
See you tomorrow
Janet x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. I have the background die and I use it a lot. One of my crafting friends has a birthday later this month I think she would love a card on these lines, but not yellow she loves pink.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a .pretty card, I bet your mum loved her version of it, Not a great lover of yellow cards, but this is quite a subtle yellow so very pretty

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue and lovely Wilsonettes

You have chosen the perfect colours for this little beauty Sue, usually I look at your daily card and I can visualise it in certain other particular colours, but not with this one because all I can see is the perfect custard colour.

Although this card is a real stunner, anyone would be proud to win a Sue Wilson card and this one even more so, at least your lovely Mum proudly owns the original SW, and this is the original revised.

I love everything about this card and the unique SW way that you have combined so many styles of cutting dies to bring them together as one dramatic and eye-catching masterpiece. The bling (when you look up close) shows through the background with the Pavo and Peonies being delicately placed and perfectly framed. The sentiment is very apt also Sue because every day that you bring us these perfect gems to admire and aspire to you are helping us to realise our own potential...and for this reason why I say that you have reason to celebrate every day...your generosity and amazing talent.

LITTLELAMB...I'm so sorry to hear that your Aunt has passed away...please accept these (((((Hugs))))) to show how much we all care and hope that each day is a little easier for you and the happier memories return...x x x

Take care Sue and Hugs to you and lovely Wilsonette friends x x x Love Beth B x x x

auscrafts said...

lovely card ,the background die is gorgeous

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Due such a beautiful card and I love the background with the Gemini die plus the colours are lovely
Kathy x

Marion Bull said...

How thrilled you Mom must be to receive cards like this on her special days. Its just beautiful! xx
Maggie B

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is so beautiful and intricate with lots of the dies being used. I am sure there is not a single person that wouldn't love to win it. Have a great day. Bx

Jane Franklin said...

The colours are very gentle just right for someone so special. I love the details. Thanks Sue for the ideas. Jxxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
What a great combination of dies . This is a lovely card and your dies are so pretty that my mum is also blown away at the cards that can be created from your dies. We both love them and will come back time and time again! Beautiful. xxAnne M X ( Mather)

Scottydog said...

What a lucky lady your mum is. I really love the Canadian die background - so versatile.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a beautiful card I love the colour and the design. Anyone would be pleased to have this on their mantelpiece. Have a wonderful day today it is going to be a hot one. Hugs Jackie

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
a sunny card for a very sunny day, it's beautiful and I especially like the sentiment. x

Linda Johnson said...

This is really lovely Sue, keep up the good work, you are an inspiration x

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, wow what a stunning card! I have all these dies must try making this :-) love, Ivy xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I bet your Mom was pleased with the original go this card. It us very pretty, love the custard coloured card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Elaine Sabey said...

Good Morning Sue
Looks like it is going to be a scorcher today. This card is lovely, the colour and design make for a unique card that anyone would love to receive. How special it would make them feel to know you had gone to so much trouble for them. Keep up the good work Sue, you are an inspiration to us all.
Love Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
I don't usually post this early but my local weather forecast says it is already 23 C outside and it is pretty hot inside too so I am up earlier than usual!!
A very pretty card today in that gorgeous custard colour again. I have recently bought the Canaduan background and can't wait to try it out and make a similaer card to yours.
Love Lesley S x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Really beautiful card! I do love that Canadian background and have it on my wish list. Lovely colour combination and design. Debra x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a stunning card, I love the colours and I love all the dies you have used, your compilation is superb, very, very effective. The winning recipient of this card will be a very lucky bunny.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, just stunning, beautiful girly card, love the delicate colours and of course the bling
Lol lynne m & freshly showered waiting for haircut poochies x x x ( As it's so hot here in Southampton didn't kind getting wet yesterday)

Linda Kember said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card and shows off the dies really well. Linda Kember

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is a very lovely card - I'm sure your mom was over the moon when she got yours. And the lucky winner of this card will be, too. Colours and the combination of dies is just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background, and use it a lot.
The card is a little too fussy for me, a lot going on!
Lorna D

sandy acland said...

Another lovely card I love all the dies on this one:0)

Sandy (tort)

Helen Terry said...

HI Sue This is a masterpiece beautiful love all the detail on this card and I love the peonies.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
I don't use yellow that often but it is such a soft colour and this card is really beautiful. The combination of the different dies makes a stunning card.
I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine. Those poor Wimbledon players. They are so used to rain!!
LITTLELAMB - I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt. Sending you hugs.
Thanks again Sue for todays charming work of art.
Crafty hugs

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Beautiful Sue, love everything about it. JJxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Welcome home.
Another work of art for a very lucky Wilsonette somewhere. The Canadian background was a gift from my lovely husband last month for our anniversary and due to life taking over it's still in the packet ! I cant believe I waited for a couple of weeks knowing it was stashed in his wardrobe, my finger's twitching to use it and its not seen light of day !! What with my mojo being low over the past few weeks, having to take more time out of my 'den' than I like, and cant remember the last time I made a card, so I really must get back into action as soon as poss and get this beautiful die out of the dark and onto a beautiful peice of blush card !
To all you lucky ladies off to see Sue's demo's tomorrow habe the most wonderful time there.
Sending love n hugs to you Sue, stay cool (betcha missing the air con) !
Lancashire Steph xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

A lovely card. Lovely colors, and look at all those dies! Wonderful

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
A pretty card today, the colors are lovely and soft.
Love Jan x x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
Your card is gorgeous. You have used so many of my favourite dies and the colour combination is just perfect. Who ever wins this card, is going to be a very lucky recipient....Rosie from Chorley.....xxxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love today's pretty card with all the elements. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

SueJ said...

A stunning card for the giveaway Sue, thank you.
Your Mum must have been delighted with her card.
The colours are so lovely and I love the way you have used the combination of the dies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - The Canadian die is just beautiful alone, so I'm not too sure about covering it with the beautiful Pavo Gemini one. I love the colour combination and the peonies are so pretty. Anyone would be absolutely delighted to be the winner of this card. Best wishes

gwen70 said...

So beautiful Sue, love the gorgeous custard colour, and the dies are to die for

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love the Canadian background die.
I would love to win it.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Victoria Baxter said...

Such a pretty card. I do love those flower dies. Have not got this one yet. The canadian background die is fab to sit and topper.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card I love these dies you have used. And the colour and your design are wonderful xx
Have a lovely day xx

Debs A xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the flowers.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Just love the colours in this card, so pretty
Regards, Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, love the flowers on this card.... must add the peonies to my wish list!
Rosemary xx

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, so busy, lots of embellishments, xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love the detail and colours xx hazel

Anonymous said...

I do like the colours in this card and everyone I see these flowers I want the die.can you tell me if I need to buy both sets to achieve this look or can I do it with just the open set. We don't have craft shops in Spain to view the dies and so have to rely on the Internet.
Lynda in spain

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

oh my goodness, a stunning card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. The antique gold card is a favourite of mine. Love that Canadian background too. Yet another die for my wish list.

I'm waiting for my peony dies to arrive. I bought the stamps at the weekend but they had sold out of the dies so have been cutting them out by hand. Easy to cut out but it will be much faster and more accurate with the dies:-)

Annie P from a very hot, humid N. Wales

Chris Curry said...

I think the Canadian background is one of your best and am determined to get it. I love this card and the peony flowers are so versatile I find myself using them a lot. Thank you Sue. Xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Fabulous card Sue.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card yet again - love the peony dies - will have to treat myself to those!
Janette x

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

What a gorgeous card, I bet your Mom was really chuffed to receive it.
The soft banana is a delightful shade of yellow and one I shall be looking out for when next shopping for cardstock.

Well after yesterday's stonking hot day, too hot to venture outside and when I did, I was soaked after a few minutes, it is pleasantly raining now, giving our wonderful earth much needed moisture. There are very few gaps in the clouds coming from the south but over in the west, plenty hints of blue clear skies. Another day to celebrate being alive.
My basket is overflowing with warm, fuzzy, excited hugs just waiting for someone to help themselves.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue
A stunning card ,lovely colours together
Best wishes
Karen M

Janice Wallace said...

Good morning Sue, what a lovely, gentle, feminine card. A grown-up girly one today.
Janice W

Hazel said...

Another beautiful card. Hazel x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card it just goes to show what you can achieve with mixing dies together. Yvonne xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Sun is blazing here!!!
Wow!!! Someone's going to be as lucky as your mum
bless her!!! Good luck everyone!!!
Have a good one!!! Take care!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card the custard colour is so right for the sunshine we are having. Love from Jackie xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I bet your Mum loved the original too. SueL x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A sunny card for a sunny day!
Bet your Mom was thrilled with her Mothers Day card.

Muriel Kelly said...

Help Sue and all
lovely card, lovely colours. I use the Canadian background a lot, a real favourite and am waiting for the peonies, not too patiently now lol !
Lucky crafter to win this one
Muriel x

Jill Berg said...

Gorgeous colourways and a nice design!

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,very clean looking.
i would be honoured to own this card.
Marion H

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful card, very busy looks like a lot of work went in to it!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today Sue, not the colours I would use, but still a lovely design.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
an amazing card again...
I love this custard colour very much and I´m sure your mother liked it a lot.
Rolf xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, so very pretty love it . love Jean Z xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends

Lovely card. It has so much goin on I dunno where to look first lol. I love those flowers do very pretty. I've not tried the custard card yet but will be sure to try some soon.
Love to all this very hot day. Don't think it'll be long till the thunder comes :-( so I'd better get out an enjoy the garden quick lol xx

Swiftycrafter said...

A very pretty card Sue, lacy and girly, delightful.
Lynne x

Anonymous said...

DEar Sue What a stunning card for a giveaway, absolutely love everything about it. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

wow stunning xx I can try this one as i have these dies xx not today though toooo hot xx enjoy the sunshine everyone remember your sun cream xxxlove yvonnebennettxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lot is going on in this card, it's exquisite.
The person who wins this will be over the moon.
Take care, have a great day,
Jess x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card but I feel that it would look just as good without the
Gemini die.
Evis M.

Glennis said...

Beautiful - I love those flowers!

June Horrocks said...

Very pretty this one sue a ladies perfect card thank you so much love always June horrocks xxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very busy but really beautiful card.
Doreen R

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Just back from holiday and catching up on all these
lovely Christmas Die - all the cards and dies are beautiful

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is lovely, so full of detail and interest and the flowers add that extra finishing touch - and I can recommend the two Peony die sets as the Wednesday card from a fortnight ago is sitting by my side as I type...


Bente Sørflaten said...

Such a wonderful card, love the flowers and all the details you have added to it :))

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm not to sure about colours but love the design - that background die is wonderful.
Beverley W

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely Wilsontettes,
what a scorcher, and the weather's not bad either! This is such a pretty card, I love the Canadian background and the peonies. The combination with a sunny colour is a real winner.
Anne, what a wonderful way to spend the day, a coastal walk on a sunny day in Scotland, make sure you're protected from the sun and drink plenty, hopefully there should be a pleasant coastal breeze.
Have a wonderful day tomorrow everyone who is at Sue's demo, wish I could be there.
Love and blessings - Deb C xx

Tressa said...

I love the Canadian background die. Having used it at a workshop and now seen this beautiful card, I am now convinced it is another must have purchace.

Another stunning card. Thank you for yet more inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the flowers.

Susan McG xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Where do I start? I love everything about today's card from the background to the embellishments. The background is gorgeous and cries out for pearls, the flowers are beautiful, the Gemini die is stunning, Vancouver die is so pretty, the mosaic levels are fantastic and finally the custard colour is such a pretty colour. Who wouldn't want to own this card it's fabulous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, wow that really is stunning I love the choice of those colours they really do a brilliant job of showing of each other. I love those flowers to.
Its a bit humid here today and Im hoping a bit of rain will make it more comfortable but only time will tell.
Have a lovely day. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Paula said...

That's a stunning card Sue! Although every time I see you've used custard card I want a bowl of custard! :) I really must get some card that colour. (And a big carton of custard at the same time!!!) I love this card.
Paula x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. A gorgeous background. I do love the Gemini die and the flowers.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I'm sure your mom was delighted to receive a card like this, it really is beautiful. Well I made my first Christmas card yesterday when your new dies arrived, just had to cut them and play for a little while!!

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Robin said...

Wow - a lot went into this card and doesn't it look grand.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Wow sue love the card rose in chelmsley wood

Helen Jones said...

Hi a lovely card for the give away again

Barbara said...

Beautiful card that anyone would love to win!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,

Wow, this card literally took my breath away, as I am sure it did your dear Mums. I Adore everything about it from the rich custard tones to the peony accents, the Pavo Gemini die to the star of the show for me , the Canadian background die-this is top of my must have list, it is simply stunning and really elevates any card it is used upon. Some may find it too fussy but I would disagree, you can never have too much of a good thing-this design and colour scheme would work fabulously well framed in my craft room above my desk for inspiration...hint, hint!:-)
I wonder if your Mum has a wall with all of your works of art framed upon, I know I would! I really wish I could be at your demo tomorrow but Stirling is a little too far to commute I'm afraid-hope you all have a lovely day though lucky ladies.
Well, the sun has finally arrived in Stirling, and not before time. I have had a long night because my little princess, Darcey, refused to come in to bed last night and didn't arrive home until 5am this morning-I worry that something bad will happen to her since her brothers were knocked down and killed in separate accidents during the night. Such is life with animals that we love dearly though, they are definitely worth the worry and sleepless nights.
LittleLamb-I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I do hope that you will, in time, be able to focus on all the good memories you have through the pain.xxxx
Enjoy the weather wherever you may be.

Love and crafty hugs,


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous creation today Sue, love the soft colour combo and creative use of the dies.

Vie Carter said...

Just love this card today Sue, so very pretty and elegant, love the colour combo

Just great


Maureen B. said...

My first thought was it would be abit difficult for me but your instructions are good Sue that I will definitely give this a go. The apricot colour is gorgeous. Thanks Maureen (MEM) B.

Joan from Newcastle said...

Hi Sue

Just love this card, the colours are so nice. The dies used have helped make a gorgeous card. Who would not like to own this card, I know I would.


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

I think this is a very pretty card. I really like the Pavo die and your perfect peonies. I'm not really getting the colour (it's a bit beige here) I can imagine it's lovely in real life plus the sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Oksana said...

Gorgeous Sue! Love all the elements, the colours, the intricacy, just the whole card!xx

Saba said...

What a stunning card. It is a work of art. I am lucky enough to have most of the dies used and will definitely be attempting something similar when I am home. I love the custard and coconut combination you have used. Whomsoever wins this will be a very lucky person. I hesitate to say lady in case Rolf pops in lol.

Deb C, thank you for your good wishes yesterday, we are having a lovely sailing holiday.

Fluffycat did you get your e mail problem sorted?

Love and hugs and good luck in the draw to all
Saba xxx

melody said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love all the dies an I am very much liking the yellow tone, I loved the yellow one you did 2 weeks ago so much I ordered everything I didn't have to have a go at making it myself for my mums birthday this month lol so far I have cut the bits out but that's as far as I have all the dies used in today's.Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, love the colours although a bit over the top for me. Bugs xx

America said...

WOW- What a gorgeous combination of dies! Really admiring the classy dimension and soft tones here. Inspiring, beautiful remake work of the last one you did for your Mum. Love it.

hettygarlick said...

That's truly beautiful and I love the colour! said...

I love your fancy smancy style! :)

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Really beautiful card, I love the way that you have used the Pavo die with the Canadian background. I have both of these and so may give it a try. I'm also thinking that I need the peony dies they look beautiful here. Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Jan from Long Island said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! This card is a magnificent masterpiece! I love all the dies and that custard card stock is stunning!!!!!

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
well I agree with everyone else that the Canadian background die is a must have.
I love all the parts of your card and the custard card is ...dare I say it?...yummy!!

Off to craft group this afternoon then back to watch some tennis...I couldn't sit there, never mind play in that heat. My house is lovely and cool indoors as we have an old house with very thick walls. Very windy here in my part of the Yorkshire Dales so better for walking and climbing Ingleborough (our mountain!) one of the Three Peaks.

Sun screen and lots of drinks girls.
Take care all.

Love and hugs

carol edwards said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. Love the Pavo design and the colour is so pretty.x

Pauline A said...

OH! Sue this card is awesome!! It's not just the dies or the custard colour but simply everything about it is so pretty. Anyone would love to win this, or should I have said "Everyone would love to win it". Yet more "must have" dies to add to my already long Christmas die list. Hugs xx PAuline A

Jean said...

Oh my - loving those flowers!

Colette said...

Fabulous card, love the colours, the details and the layout, I've just bought the peony dies and can't wait to use them, hugs, Colette xx

ursula said...

A busy card, but oh so beautiful, love the colour....I too have recently bought the peony dies but not used them yet, must get my skates on....luv Ursula xx

SHARICA said...

This is just awesome .. anyone would love to own this card .. xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so so pretty I absolutely love the Canadian background die it is so useful both for female and Male cards.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jane said...

Hi sue ,A very pretty card today and I love the Pavo die, I'm glad I bought it.Take care Jane B.

nzillingworth said...


Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a delightful card! I fell in love with the Canadian background when you first shared it with us and I just love the custard card! Good luck to everyone in the draw, I know whoever wins the card will be thrilled when they receive it. x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Very nice card Sue, so many different die cuts
together on the one and same card.

I have been out this morning and it is very Hot,
make sure to drink plenty and take care if venturing
outside. Don't seem like yesterday saying to wrap
up warm if going out, crazy!

Lynne M- haircut for the little divas,hope they like that.
Margaret- take it easy with that foot.

Hugs to all Wilsonett's and friends.

Maria x

Rach83 said...

Hi Sue, what a marvellous card! I'm really crushing on this one. Totally gorgeous die cuts and lovely coloured card stock too. Your background looks awesome.

Rachel x

sonia sutton said...

This card is simply stunning Sue, i am loving the background and especially the Pavo Gemini edge. I need to buy that one now! lol hugs Sonia x

Jean Welling said...

What a lovely card Sue, I love the colours you have used and also the Gemini die.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Friends
Wow Sue a gorgeous card I bet your mom loved her version of this card.& realy proud of it.
I absolutely love this Canadian background on my must have list which has grown since your Christmas release lol.
Love all the die's you have used,the flowers are gorgeous the colour scheme is so pretty just love it all.
Good luck Sue for tomorrow at your Creative exspretions HQ demo day I wish I could be there as it's my Birthday tomorrow & would have love sharing it with you. Unfortunately it's too far to travel for me.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Little-lamb sending my condolences on the sad passing of your Auntie your in my thoughts & prayers comforting (((((Hug's)))) Love Lynda xx

Sending Daily Hug's TOB Theresa love Lynda xx

Deb C I couldn't get onto your Pinterest page I put your name into serch but kept coming up no pins displayed I will keep trying, as would love to see your cards. If you try mine Lynda Brock & see if it lets you on. Hug's Lynda xx

HUG's Sandra Margaret Myra Maria Maureen Hazel Patricia Brenda L Brenda Littlelamb Sheila Saba Sam TOB Theresa WheelyBad Norah TIna E Karenlotty Sue Mrs B Margaret Pat Cameeli Pam Cheryl Beth B Deb C. Love Lynda xx

Hug's to all Wilsonlettes xx
Enjoy the sunshine but stay safe xx

patwyn said...

This card is lovely, Sue. Loving the colours you have used and, of course, the flowers. You wouldn't think I am a flower addict, would you? Lol

Pat xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooh I really love this card !! I love the Canadian Background Die and those Peony Dies look gorgeous !! Beautiful colour combo to. I love the Custard card. I really like your new Pavo Gemini Die. It looks great !! There is just one thing I am not sure about and that is the Pavo die over the top of the Gorgeous Canadian Background Die. It makes it look a little busy. I still love it though. I love the other Canadian die you have used as the centre piece to. I am sorry but I cannot remember its name !! My brain has gone blank !! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card today Sue. I am so sorry I did not comment yesterday but life just "got in the way" and I completely ran out of energy whilst trying to keep up !! It is such a shame but I cannot make it to see your fab demonstrations with your gorgeous New Christmas Dies tomorrow. I hope you and everyone attending has a lovely day. I am, however hoping to make it to Alley Palley in September and I really hope I can see you there. Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Little Lamb Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about the sad loss of your Aunt. Sending you lots of love and gentle hugs today from Tres x x x

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

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very feminine card using my current favourite, the Canadian background. It is a trifle busy for my personal taste but I'm sure if I saw it in real life I would be totally wowed by it :-)

Saba - thank you for your help, I couldn't find anything wrong so just unsubscribed from the e-mail which worked. I will see what happens after I have posted today.

Littlelamb - sorry to read of the loss of your Aunt yesterday. My sympathies and thoughts are with you.


hotpotato said...

stunning Sue. x

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card. Love the Canadian background die. It is just so versatile. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
That custard card is such a pretty colour isn't it,I bet your mum loved this cars!
I love the card, that Canadian background die is so versatile, whether it's for male or female cards,
I hope you are managing to stay cool today and have plenty of fans ready for tomorrow's bust day at
CE HQ! I wish I was there with you but Paul couldn't get the day off!
I truly hope it's a fantastic day for everyone!
Love and hugs for all,
Sandra xxxxx

Janice Brummett said...

Love the background die. Would love to see this card in person. Haven't seen one of your dies that I didn't want!

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue & All The Wilsonettes!
I hope you are all well & enjoying this GORGEOUS weather we are having? It is a beautiful day here in Rosemarket but, at lunchtime, the weather forecast is threatening thunderstorms for Sunday!
I am SO sorry I've not been on here for a while but I've been really poorly, for a few weeks with a nasty urine infection & a REALLY NASTY cold (which I could do without!)! I have to go to the hospital, for a pre-op on Tuesday, then I hope it won't be too long before I go back to have an operation to remove MORE bladder stones! I have had them twice, now & the consultant is beginning to think that I am one of the unlucky people whose bodies produces bladder stones! ARGH!
I have also been busy (when I've not been in pain!) playing with some of the new Christmas Collection dies that I bought,last week & have made some really lovely cards with them! I have also had to make some general cards for a friend, who has a stall at a fete in the residential home where he lives, so that has also kept me busy!
Your card today, Sue, is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I LOVE the fresh, summery colours & the design is SO different! I would love to be in with a chance of winning something like this!
As it is such a lovely day today, my Mum has said that we can go to a local farm & pick some strawberries (unfortunately, as I am wheelchair bound, I will have sit in the car & watch!), so I am looking forward to that!
I hope that all who are going through an illness, or family upsets, will be feeling stronger, VERY soon!
With Love & Best Wishes,
From, Mary Blight XXX

Covgal said...

Love this colour combo, I have the background so this will be on my to make list. Thanks Sue x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and my lovely Wilsonettes,
I have most of your Gemini dies Sue because they are just so versatile and make some of the most beautiful cards and todays is no exception. The Canadian background that you have designed is still i think the best one yet for male cards as it is still pretty but it that the geometric look to it that go through male heads better and they don't think that they have been given in their words "a wumins card". I love how todays card apart from the pearls is all handmade out of card but looks totally exquisite. Are you slowly recovering from your launch over the weekend there? I do hope so and i so wish that i could come down to see you tomorrow at your demo again. Seeing you last year in Glasgow was so wonderful and to meet you in real life and be exactly what you get on the television was jsut fantastic. Have a great day with all our Wilsonettes that are so lucky to be able to come and see you at your best and yes i am so jealous of them lucky lucky girls but maybe again you will come back and see us up in Scotland. I hope that it wasn't to keep away from the Scottish tablet and all our goodies that you're not coming this year.
Brenda(LittleLamb) i am so sorry to read that you have lost your beloved aunt flower. Your friends are all here to give you a hoist up if you want it or need it or even just here to listen as we are quite good at that amongst us. Sending hugs your way for just when you need them most.
Oh Mary flower, you are going through the mill at the moment. I hope that the worst is now pass and that you get the ok for your op. Having suffered from Kidney stones i can only imagine what you are going through but do they not laser treat them now to blast them into tiny bits? Can you not go out in your chair even though you can't strawberry pick, but just to be out in the lovely fresh air and the peace and quiet that you get out at the fields is wonderful and i hope that it lifts your spirits a bit as well. It's lovely to see old fashioned things still being done in the summer that's if it is nice. Fresh picked strawberries and ice cream, mmmhh mh, delicious. What ever you get the chance to do have a lovely time with your mum and enjoy yourselves. Do you try as you go along just to make sure they are fit for eating? as that's the best part of strawberry picking. Have fun flower.
Well girls it has been a warm day here at Glenochil today and the sun has decided to show its little face now and again but there is a gentle breeze that is just lovely so that you can enjoy the day which i hope all of you are. Sending hugs to all my Wilsoentte Angels that could do with them both on blog and not at the moment. I am hoping that our friends that need a wee bit of a hug are back with us again soon.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Tracey Short said...

Oh my, what a beautiful card.
The design is so elegant with the chosen colours - I really love this card.

Have a great day Sue
Tracey Hull

Gail Chase said...

I have this background die but haven't used it yet. This is a pretty card with lots of variety and adaptablility. Thanks, Gail

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely colours and combination of dies. Very "wantable"

Lesley Griffiths said...

Wow, you've excelled yourself with this one Sue. It is a stunning card.
Happy Days,

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very pretty card today sue x I'm not a yellow lover but this custard tone is gorgeous x I was in a lucky position the end of last week and had kept some pennies by to finally purchase the canadian background die and the peony die but someone put a huge spanner in the works and released some fantastic christmas dies !!! Best start saving again !!!
Littlelamb so sorry for your loss xxx
Mary I hope you aren't suffering too much have heard stones can be very painful x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome card design today with lots of bling and pearls!

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Sue, love the design, so, so pretty.Bet your Mom loved heres? How is she btw?

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card,very busy but it works. I bet your mam loved hers if it was similar to this ne.

Love Helen xxx

pinky said...

So beautiful, look at all those pearls too!

Lesley Cann said...

I really love the Canadian background die. This card is very versatile and could be used for many occasions.

barbara macaskill said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the Canadian background and have added it to my wish list!! The colors on this card are so pretty together!!! I truly love it!! TFS!

ElaineBC said...

A beautiful card using a very soothing colour of cardstock. I love the dies you have used on this card. I have to get the Canadian dies since I live in Canada. Just need to find somewhere close that sells them. Thank you for the chance to win and your inspiration, I so love your style of cards.


Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely and fresh looking card. Gorgeous.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty delicate card today I'm sure your mum loved it and has it in a special place.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us as I know you don't often share personal cards. Enjoy your time in Scotland.
Love Diane G xxxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner for a give away card. I think the custard card is beautiful.

your mum must have been over the moon with her mother's day card.

I didn't get chance to leave a comment yesterday, but the card was so pretty and the video was fantastic as usual.

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I like how all your dies work together and how your cards always look great.

Pearl said...

Lovely card for the giveaway Sue.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card today and love the mixed use of dies and the custard card with the white. Makes it very soft. Wasn't sure about the custard colour but another one to add to the wish list, now I've managed to finally get some periwinkle!

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card today, brilliant use of dies and the custard card.x

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Hi Sue,
A truly stunning card, love the colours and the Canadian background die is just beautiful ---------don't know how I missed it,


doreenmj said...

I do like those colours, so fresh, and the dies are great too!!!!

Doreen x

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, Just beautiful. The Canadian background is my favourite background die and I just love the custard card. I am lucky to have all the dies on this card.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours. Very spring like.
karen xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, that custard card is so summery. I think this is my favourite gemini die. Anniekk xxx

Brooke Bont said...

beautiful card will try to make this one.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card really like the custard card. The Canadian background is stunning. Fabulous Gemini die too.
My a wise Men striplet arrived this morning and can I just say that it is gorgeous and cuts like a dream.
Little lamb so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Aunt - I know exactly how you feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Well, we finally have a shower that works and a bathroom that's almost complete.It has been a nightmare! Been without a shower for a week which has been no fun at all! Needless to say I am going to christen it very shortly!
Had horrendous thunderstorm about an hour ago and a house just down the road was hit by lightening. I was hoping the air would freshen up but I have to say I think it's just as bad if not worse! Hope everyone is managing to cope with the heat, I'm pleased I'm not playing at Wimbledon.Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Jane Cameron said...

Lovely card, it gives me some inspiration for a wedding card I have to do.

Berina RGA said...

wow!! love this soft colors Sue!! the die cuts are gorgeous as usual!! love love love this card!!

Angela Wade said...

Good evening, Sue and Wilsonettes. Hope you've all managed to keep cool.
It's been a very cloudy day here today and not the hotter, sunny day that was forecast. We've even had some heavy rain and thunder this afternoon !!! Definitely not what was forecast !!! Poor Merlin was petrified !!

A very pretty and elaborate card, Sue. Love the custard colour.
Welcome back to the UK !!

Condolences on your loss Littlelamb.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in grey, S. Wales Xx

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