Monday, 3 August 2015

Birthday Card And I Just Had To Share!

 Hello there my crafty blog friends!  A milk and black card to share first, and then an email from a blog follower that I received on Saturday to share afterwards!  I started this card by embossing a piece of milk card with the Beaded Fanfare embossing folder for texture.  I added the decorative pearls corners in cream colour to the four corners.  Next I cut two of the Ornamental Corners in milk card.  I nipped away one side of them to create a symmetrical corner shape.  I used some of our cream satin edged ribbon down the centre of the card vertically and fed the ribbon through the tips of the corners, then added glue to the side swirls to attach them to the card for anchors.  I cut the St. Kitts die in black to go in the centre of the card. I cut the next size down in that set in milk card and layered it up in the centre of St. Kitts.    I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and cut it out with the inside shape from the Kefalonia die, then peeled the backing paper and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles and mounted it in the centre of the card with foam.  I tied a double bow and added a black crystal sparkler to the centre as an embellishment and attached it below the St. Kitts die.  I finished the card with some milk and black matting and my usual paper pierced inner edge.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.

Now to share a special email with you, just scroll down.

I don't often do this but I just had to share (with their permission of course) the email and pictures below that I received on Saturday.  It was just so sweet and WOW was I impressed with Jennie's skills!  I think you will be suitably impressed as well!!

Hi Sue, Hope you are well and enjoy this little story, with the attached photos.
> My granddaughter Jennie, who is nearly four, is very interested in 'making',
> as she calls it, and we have been stamping, gluing and making cards
> together since she was about two and a half.  A couple of months ago I
> happened to be watching one of your videos whilst at her house (she lives in
> Leeds and we are in Liverpool) and she climbed up to watch it with me. Since
> then she has asked several times to 'watch Sue make a card on the iPad'.
> She watches your videos with great interest and asks lots of questions about
> what you're doing.   She said she would like to make a card like one of
> yours so the next time we went over I prepped the pieces for the card in
> your 'bordered aperture' video and she helped me to construct it following
> the video as we went along.
> This week she has been to stay with us for a couple of days and I had
> promised her that we could make a card together using my grand calibur and
> following one of your videos. We chose the 'sparkle your embossing' video
> from YouTube and we started from scratch. Jennie helped to measure and then
> cut the card pieces for the card base, sticking them together with tape and
> mounting foam herself. She then carefully taped the dies to the card, made
> up the sandwiches, and insisted in winding my grand calibur all by herself.
> She then used the tool'n'one to remove the bits as she's seen you do.  I
> think the bit she liked best was spreading the diamond sprinkles onto the
> sticky sheet and then embossing it.  Finally, I helped her to assemble the
> card and we added some flowers from my stash that I had made some time ago.
> I think you'll agree that the finished card is really lovely and, according
> to Jennie, is for her little sister Becca's first birthday at the end of the
> month.
> Jennie sat with me for over two hours making the card, which is pretty
> amazing for one so young, I think.  This morning she again asked to watch
> one of your videos. I went immediately to your blog and we were both
> delighted to find that 'our card' was today's video.  We also scrolled down
> to look at the 'gilded high-low technique' and I have promised that when we
> go to Leeds in a couple of weeks time I'll take the necessary equipment for
> her to be able to make it. (I think I'll have to buy another grand calibur
> to leave in her house!!)
> Anyway, you have made a small child and her grandma very happy. As ever,
> thank you for sharing your wonderful skills and making card-making so
> accessible. 

 Take care
> With our hugs and very best wishes,
> Diane and Jennie xxxx


Pam said...

Such a lovely card. Gorgeous
Lovely email, and a gorgeous little crafter, her card is lovely. well done Diane and Jennie
Have a good day everyone

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card Sue and the E mail is great, wonderful to see a young aspiring crafter.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A gorgeous Birthday card.
A beautiful email & a cheery little crafter, her card is beautiful & so good to see the younger ones enjoying crafting (making ) as we do.
Yvonne xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card today, and thank you for sharing Diane and Jennie's email
Pat x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

Such a beautiful card and it is great children get into doing crafty things young. They may do other things as they get older but most return to some sort crafts later.


tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

my craft cupboard said...

I am so pleased that you shared the email,it put a wonderful big smile on my face as I read about Jennie creating the wonderful :)
The new card is also wonderful.
sharon :)

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, I like the way you have put the ribbon down the card instead of the conventional way of across it.

What a wonderful letter from Diane about her granddaughter Jennie, we have a budding crafter in our group and the beautiful smile on her face whilst holding the created card is absolutely wonderful, something you can treasure for always.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card today thank you.
Thank you for sharing the e-mail a very pretty card made by a beautiful little Girl.
Thank you so much. Take care all Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and a fantastic email isn't she talented what an achievement for a 4 year old.
Nancyd xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Oh wow, Sue, what a great crafter little Jennie is - and her grandma! Love your card today too, that background is super with the design.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Love the milk and black colour's together, very classy. A new way to put the ribbon on as i alway's seem to put it on across way's. Thank you for sharing your lovely e-mail. It's great to see the young one's doing something other than playing on ipad's or x-boxes, through her gran's help she is turning into a lovely maker and i am sure jennie's family are really proud of her and the card is a beauty for her sister.
Take care everyone and have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Loving today's card, cream and black look so elegant together.
What a very clever little girl Jennie is! With such a kind grandma guiding her I'm sure she has many years of wonderful creativity ahead of her. X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card and that embossing folder is fab! I am wondering if Jennie is the youngest Wilsonettes out there? She is certainly very talented.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. How nice to see someone so young enjoying card making. Well done Jennie!! Thank- you for sharing your lovely E-mail Sue. JJxx

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue, and the card little Jennie has made is also gorgeous.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, your card is beautiful, love the ribbon threaded through the die cuts. And thank you for sharing the email, it is very heartening to see someone so young being interested in craft. I hope it stays with her as she grows up, as she certainly has the talent. Have a great day everyone. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A stunning card, love what you've done with the corners and the ribbon.
Thanks for sharing Dianne and Jennie's story, crafting with a grandparent is something you always remember and treasure. Sue XXX

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card from you to day,thank you for sharing the email lovely to see the talented work from Jennie.
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful card today, Sue, love it all, and what an absolutely OMG perfect bow!
Gorgeous. Do like the vertical ribbon too, inspired.
Thanks to you and Diane for sharing the email about Jennie - a 'Sue' in the making! She will always have the joy of crafting in her life - what a treasure.
And to Melody - nice to know that Molly is your granddaughter, you must be so proud. Do hope that all goes well for your husband. Even if we don't always comment - still thinking about you and looking out for Molly's news.

'P' in Wales

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card for today, love the ribbon and Bow.
Everything is beautiful, I just love it.

Wow!! You will need to watch out .....!! or get that little one on your DT team!!
Brilliant card, from a pretty little crafter. We have to encourage them, they can be so creative.
I love "making" with our Robert (8) who amazes me sometimes.

Have a great day
Patrici xxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes

Firstly Sue I would like to say thank you for sharing such an inspiring story with us, I’m not surprised that you were keen to include this in today’s blog...Grandparents are naturally proud of their grandchildren but I imagine this is more so with regards to Diane’s granddaughter Jennie...

You must be so proud of her Diane especially when she shares your love of crafting...may I say a very beautiful girl with a very beautiful card & as for turning the GC handle herself she seems very determined to show that she can succeed & so obviously enjoyed making this card... a true budding card maker in the may have some competition there Sue as she is growing just goes to show Sue how the talents of young Jennie has shown what a testament you are to those of us who are truly inspired by YOUR exceptional talents...I sincerely hope that you are proud of the gift that you have brought forth from young Jennie & indeed for the rest of us. Well done Jennie, I’m truly impressed & there is no mistaking that you should be so proud of your wonderful achievement x x x

Now for today’s card Sue I have the Beaded Fanfare E folder & it really is a beautiful design, naturally, as with all your designs...Love the way that you have threaded the ribbon through the St Kitts cutting luck would have it I have just recently purchased this ribbon & it is simply gorgeous & so lovely to work with. Overall a beautiful, striking card Sue...thanks you for your inspiration & for sharing this beautiful card with us today.

Lynda (craft’s)...please give Annie & Bambi the biggest Kisses & (((((HUGS))))) from heart really goes out to you my dear friend...loving Annie as you do & always have done will be a great comfort to her...I’m like you I love my animals all their lives but when it comes to a situation where they are poorly, such a s sweet Annie, then we feel we have to cram in 20/30 years of kisses & ‘ n’ hugs to you dear friend x x x x x

Well I have finally completed the front garden...took advantage...LOL...of the weather ladies, the then had to do a lot of pruning etc in the rear garden it was looking neglected due to the assured though that I did go slowly..1 hour garden...15 min rest for bathroom & playtime with girls (more Hannah)...then repeat etc.

Anyways I must go my friends as need feeding & I need to finish 2nd half of the back garden where a load of Russian vine has crept through & is in the process of strangling my plants...

Sue hope you are having a wonderful time with your mom & you, my friends & to all lovely Wilsonettes I send you (((((HUGS))))) if needed & smiles if you don’t...take care Love Beth B x x x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful card, the milk and black card go so well together.
Time with grandchildren is so precious specially when they are interested in crafts too.
have a good week everyone and enjoy your family Sue
Muriel x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue , a lovely card to greet us this Monday!
Thank you for sharing the email and delightful photo!
What a little star and how lovely that she is starting to discover the joys of cardmaking at such a young age .
My grandaughter is 18 months old and I am so looking forward to the day when we can make cards together ....think it might be soon !!!

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card today & a lovely email. Goodness what a gorgeous card-Jennie is one talented girl with a creative Grandma to help her. Diane-I only live just up the road in Southport.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is stunning, I love that embossing folder it's so pretty.. What a lovely e mail no wonder you wanted to share it. I used to craft with my Granddaughter and cherish those times I had with her.
Hugs x
Heather T

Debra Kenworthy said...

Beautifully elegant card today Sue! Awww, what a little sweetie Jennie is and her card is just wonderful!! She definitely needs her own Grand Calibur and dies. Thanks for sharing the email it has made me smile. Debra x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two lovely cards this morning. Well done to Jennie for her efforts. I guess lots of us have let grandchildren have a go with crafting stuff.

TDQ Karen said...

Thanks for showing such a lovely card, and also for sharing Diane and Jennies beautiful photos and crafty work, the card Jennie has created is beautiful x

Elaine Sabey said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely e-mail and such a beautiful card made by Jennie. I craft with my granddaughter too. Building happy memories for the future.
Love Elaine xo

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
What a beautiful card to start our week, this would certainly be the birthday card to take centre stage on anyone's birthday and one to be kept on display for many days after the occassion.

Many a time you have read comments both on your wonderful blog, and via email about how inspirational you are. How you brighten people's day (on good and bad day's) this email you received from Dianne is the proof that you bring so much happiness into people's lives.
It's so lovely to read that a child so young has such interest and concentration it takes to make a card, and the closeness they have is just beautiful to read, so many children of Jennies age would be dressing dollies, asking grandma to read or make 'invisable' tea for her teddies, and im sure at time's Dianne would have done all the above, but to ask to 'make' with grandma at that age is a first, and grandma may have helped Jennie put this remarkable card together, but I find it amazing that this little beauty made her own little 'make' by watching your You Tube video's. Can you imagin her skill's in another few year's if the interest stay's with her... Jennie - probably not in my lifetime but I see an opening for you as the youngest ever DT member for Creative Expressions.
Thank you for the double helping of sunshine this morning Sue, both from yourself, and for sharing Dianne's email (bet you had a lump in your throat) lol. So each time you read you are such an ispiration, think back to Dianne's email, smile, and say " yes I am "
Sending hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Two stunning cards this morning Sue, cant go wrong with black and white and elegant as a theme. Just love the pink and white card that Jennie has made with her grandma looks like a budding wilsonette in the making. Will look out for her blog in the future.... Well done Jennie. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day. Hugs xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love your card, but sorry you know me not the bow.
Lovely story of Jennie creating with her grandmother, used to love it when my granddaughter were younger and we had crafting sessions, but other things have taken over now they are older.

Jenny L said...

Hi sue,
beautiful card today.
Love the design, and colour choice.
I am not surprised you showed that email, as you must be soooooooooooo! proud to have the attention of Jennies, as usually at that age they want their own programs on.
My what a budding little crafty person she is.
Her Grandmother must be soooooooo! proud of her.
Tank you for sharing this with us, and thank you also to Diane, and Jennie allowing you to share this too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous card today.
Thank you Sue for putting the photos and emailmat the end of your blog and thank you Diane and Jennie for allowing their story to be shared. An amazing young crafter,maybe grand caliburs and your videos should be on the school curriculum!

Debbie said...

Wow, little Jennie really has a knack for following along and making that card. Who would imagine someone so young, would sit long enough to complete it. Oh her grandma has every right to be so proud of her. I'm glad they shared their story with you, and with us. How inspiring. Grandma better come up with a bigger craft area! i Have to admit, I watch the videos often.

So thank you for inspiring not only the adults but introducing your crafting to kids also. I think it is awesome!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Your card today is lovely and would serve so many purposes. I had a lump in my throat when I read the e mail. What a talented little girl! and what happy memories for her grandma. My granddaughter used to love to craft with me, but only if she could use 'real' things. She would never be fobbed off with children's kits. Many a sheet of my best card was used, but at the end of the day it is only a piece of card, and she was copying Grandma. Sadly, as others have said, different things have taken her interest but I know she has the skills, so one day maybe she will come back to it. You are inspiring a whole new generation.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A beautiful card and love the cream and white. Sweet little crafting girl, a delight to see her proud smile! Take care Jane B.

karenlotty said...

Thank you for sharing that beautiful email and thank you Diane for allowing Sue to share it It made me well up with happiness to see a youngster craft and the smile of achievement it brought to her face
By the way Sue, your card is pretty amazing too!

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely wonderful, Jennie such a talent and the greatest gift is the cherished time spent with each other.
Your inspiration and videos are priceless for all of us!
So thank you and to Diane and Jennie for sharing.
Lorna D

Evis M said...

Hi Sue, Diane and Jennie,
I love the cards especially Jennie's.
Well done all three of you.
Best wishes,
Evis M.

Anne said...

Beautiful cards, Sue and Jennie. Well done.

Anne (Northampton)

hazel young said...

Lovely card and story xx hazel

Jane Franklin said...

What a lovely start to the week. A great card and a lovely email. Very well done to all three. Budding talent. Jxxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card today, as always. Wow Jennie such a talented young lady ,you have made a beautiful card and I hope you keep it and "make memories" with it forever.
Hugs to all.
Theresa xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a wonderful card i love the dies you have used and your
design and colours are wonderful.
Have a lovely day
Debs A xxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A wonderful card, beautifully embellished and a wonderful story too of a new crafter in the making.
Have a great day.
Any x

auscrafts said...

really like the Beaded Fanfare embossing folder,lovely card

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue your card is beautiful. Such an inspiring email from Diane and Jennie. Such a clever little girl and pretty with it. No matter where she goes in life she will have fond memories of grandma and good times crafting together. It's also something she will go back to in one shape or another. Sue I am sure you feel wonderful knowing you helped inspire her x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue and didn't Jennie do well, a star in the making

Chris Curry said...

I love both cards you have shown today Sue, I think you may have competition from a four year old charmer. She is a great indication of your influence on us crafters. Thank you.Xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is chic, elegant and beautiful. I love the choice of background embossing folder. Thank you for sharing.
I loved reading the email. Crafting with grandchildren is good fun and very rewarding.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Sue, I don't blame you for sharing Dianne's email - you must be SO excited by the inspiration of Dianne and little Jennie. What a wonderful story and beautifully executed card. Congratulations to the amazing Jennie, to her very patient Gran and to you too Sue for sharing you gift with all crafters everywhere. Thank you.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue A beautiful elegant card today!
Aaaaaawww, what a little sweetie Jennie is and her card is gorgeous! She definitely needs her own Grand Calibur and dies. Thanks for sharing the email it has made me smile....xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card and what a lovely email and a very talented young lady

djones said...

The card is lovely; nearly as lovely as little Jennie and her card!!

Doesn't she look proud!!! Well done to her and her granny!!

Doreen x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very 'regal' looking card, very beautiful.
Well done Jennie, what a lovely email and congratulations on your fabulous card.
I think we have another 'Sue' in the making !!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, Lovely email too good to get them interested young and she has made a vary nice card . love Jean Z xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another elegant creation you've shared with us - this is your card I'm talking about.
And thanks for sharing the email with us, this kid is amazing - I haven't come across any 4-yr old who is that focussed and the card she made with her grandma is lovely.
You must be really chuffed at inspiring the very young as well as adults.
Hugs, Rose

Tressa said...

Hi Sue

I really do like the combination of black and milk. The result of their use is another beautiful card.

The email from Dianne just shows that a child is never to young to start crafting. I hope she goes on to make many more lovely cards.


Jayem said...

Beautiful cards. I love the elegant black and white and do wish you had that embossing folder in a 6 x 6.

The card made by Jennie and her Gran is just gorgeous. Congratulations to all concerned.

Jan from NSW holidaying in a very chilly South Australia.

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue and ladies,

What a stunner of a card for today's posting Sue, Very elegant black and milk combo and just loving the ribbon.
Thank you so much for sharing Diane's email. Her story of Jennie and her card is pure inspiration that even a child so young should 'follow' you.
Diane, I am sure you and Jennie will have many many hours of crafting time together. Her delighted smile says it all, 'I made this.' Well done Jennie, you're a star.

After a substantial breakfast, my sister, her Fiancé and I are visiting Barrington Court in Ilminster for my sister's birthday treat.

Comfort blanket hugs are in my basket waiting to jump into the arms of you all as you pass by.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

carol quinn said...

Your card is beautiful today looks like Jennie knows already what she wants to do when she grows up!!!!

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue
What another beautiful card
by yourself and Jenny.
well done

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue
What another beautiful card
by yourself and Jenny.
well done

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Love the milk and black combination and the ribbon is beautiful. What a wonderful e-mail to receive, and I'm sure Jennie will always be a crafter in some way and will remember time spent with her grandma.
Thanks Sue, Diane and Jennie for sharing,
Heather Treble

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love your beautiful card today. Thanks for sharing the beautiful email from Diane - such a lovely card. Well done Diane and Jennie :-). Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

patwyn said...

Good morning ,Sue

I love today's card, especially the EF. Very pretty.

Thank you for sharing Diane's e-mail with us. Jennie is so pretty and such a talented young crafter. You must be so proud of her, Diane.

Pat xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card today, set off perfectly by that Beaded Fanfare embossing folder, it's one of my all-time favourites, so classy...
and thank you for sharing Diane's e-mail - what a clever little crafter Jennie is to make that beautiful card for her baby sister...and it seems she already knows which dies she wants so Diane, get her writing her own wish list like the rest of us "makers"


marg said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful card love the background folder...I seem to have a thing about them lately !
You must have been so touched to receive that email from Diane!. Your inspiration has touched a little girl so much that she made a card ! that is lovely Sue!.
I'll bet she will be thrilled to see her face on your Blog today too!
Take care
Love Marg

hettygarlick said...

Another very classy black and white card - beautiful.
What a lovely card made by the little girl. Obviously a crafter of the future! I have a 4-year old granddaughter too and wish I could do craft things with her, but sadly she lives too far away and I don't get the chance to spend time with her. It makes me sad.

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely email from Diane and what a stunning job her granddaughter made, shes going to certainly be a threat to you as she grows older if she keeps crafting.
A really stunning card this morning and I hope to have a go at that perhaps later today. Have fun, hugs Shirleyxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card today Sue, so elegant.
Congratulations to Jennie for making such a lovely card for her little sister's birthday.
Rosemary xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. love the way you have used the ribbon. Thank you for sharing the email from Jennie and Grandma, bet you were delighted to have someone so young following your creative talents. Such a clever little crafter, well done Jennie and Grandma hope you have lots more crafting days together.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely story to start the day with. Your card is so elegant, Sue, and the milk card is a favourite of mine. I must learn to tie bows better!
Hugs xx

Victoria Baxter said...

Great card and touchung email. Its great to spend crafting together. Every weekwnd I craft with my mum. I make and create the cards and mum does tge die cutting for me and then is my quality checker. Its time together I treasure.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, wow what a stunning card I love it!!!
What a fabulous email to receive Sue you must be very
proud!!! Thankyou for sharing it's made me smile!!!
Dianne you must be so proud of Jennie, my granddaughter
is 22 months old and loves to turn the GC handle so I'm
hoping : ) we have another budding crafter!!!
Jennie well done your sister will love her card!!!
Thankyou for a lovely start to my dayxxx
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and well done Dianne and Jennie. I wish my grandaughter lived closer as I only get to see her 3 or 4 times a year and she loves crafting. SueL x

nattyboots said...

Lovely card as always Sue,
Well done to Jennie ,a beautiful card .
Take Care
Elaine H X

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
an amazing card again for sure...
I love this Beaded Fanfare embossing folder but I still haven´t bought it.
The story of Diane and Jennie is fantastic. Because of she starts card making by four she will be a very Great once and compete with you, Sue.
Rolf xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card suei would have to frame this one it's beautiful well done jennie that a star thanks for sharing love always sue June horrocks xxxxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today real pretty love it.

Well done to Jennie a great card to and a good start to my day , I was doing crafting with my grand daughter to this week end showing her how to paper piece and colour oh the joys just love to see the kids have a dabble.

Hugs Sarah xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Well a treat today, two lovely cards by two lovely ladies.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

I really enjoyed the story of a budding little Crafter she is so clever for one so young. My Granddaughter loves to craft but she know's it all then dumps the card when it does not work out Diane you are Blessed with a patient little one.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I had to go back and look at your card again having so enjoyed reading the email and seeing the card they had made together. Two lovely offerings today. Love from Jackie xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The embossed background to me looks vintage 1920s. Well done Jennie for the lovely card she made.

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Watch your back Sue. I think you have a little mini Sue hot on your heels!! LOL.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
A really beautiful card today love everything about this one so inspirational for various occasions.
A wonderful story you have shared with us, it is wonderful when children take an avid interest in crafting. My grandson aged 8 loves making cards after seeing you on C & C, although as I have told you previously he does say the GC is really hard work, but he loves making his own 'special cards'. Proving yet again what a wonderful inspiration you really are, you truly are one very special lady.
Margaret corgi owner

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card you have bought us this morning, it really is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Thank you also for sharing the lovely email from Diane and Jennie. What a talented granddaughter you have Diane, I hope she continues to be interested in card making for many years to come although I think it will cost you a fortune! How lovely you are letting Jennie use your posh stuff too as many people have a cheaper option for the grandchildren to play with but in your case she certainly deserves to use the posh stuff. Her teacher will love her when she starts school! Thank you so much Sue for sharing such a lovely email with us.
Enjoy your day with your mum.
Love Diane G ( without a granddaughter but wouldn't mind sharing!) xxx
Melody it's lovely to know Molly is your granddaughter - I hope your husbands treatment is going well - sending you all a big hug xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always, especially love the embossing folder, so wish they were available in smaller size.
Thanks for sharing the e-mail your received from Diane.
What a talented wee girl and lovely memories to treasure, a very focused 4 year old, wonderful.

Cards2Di4 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments you have made about Jennie and me. We really appreciate them. We love crafting together and often the first words out of Jennie's mouth when I see her are 'grandma, can we make a card?' I don't even need to be through the door!! LOL! Long may it continue.

Love today's card Sue. Beautiful as always.

Love to all and thanks again.

Diane and Jennie xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the beaded fanfare EF , it looks so elegant. Well done Jennie you've made a lovely card for your sister, you're a star

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the email from Diane about her very talented grand-daughter Jennie.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, so elegant useful for a lot of occasions.
What a great pleasure to see Jennies card, she is one talented little girl, that you Diane for allowing us to see what you both do.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty creation.
Jennifer's card shows how your wonderful products make it easy.
Zena xx

SueJ said...

Today's card is so lovely, anyone would be delighted to receive it for their birthday.

Jennie your card is beautiful, keep on crafting you are a natural.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
A Very Quick Comment Today But I Couldn't Miss The Chance
To Say How Much I Truly Love Your Fabulous Card.
I Would Really Love To Comment About The Fantastic Achievement
That You've Shared With Us Today On Your Blog
Jennie You Are An Inspiration To Us All.
I Love The Colours You've Chosen, Diane You Must Be Extremely
Proud Of Your Granddaughter, Sue It Must Have Brought A Lump
To Your Throat When You Read The Email: And Saw This Darling
Little Girl, And Her Exceptional Card, Just So Divine Very Talented
One Day She May Even Join Your Design Team Lol!
Sue My Very Dear Friend I Love Your Beautiful Card
Thanks For Sharing A Very Private Email: And Beautiful Card From A Beautiful Little Girl.
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonetes
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Care x

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue and a wonderful card from Diane & Jennie, your fans are getting younger lol! Great to see a child enjoy a bit of crafting rather than the games consoles. Well done Jenny and thank you Diane for showing us your wonderful talented Granddaughter.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Paula said...

A beautiful card Sue, as always. :) I love the colours.

Jennie's card is amazing! I think we have someone capable of giving you some competition when she gets a little older. :) I didn't think I would ever say that, but Jennie is obviously very talented.

Paula x

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, your card is stunning, but I can't think of many that aren't. As for that gorgeous young crafter, it's what is needed? We need to encourage the young ones to do these things as they are the next generation and if we don't pass these skills on they will be lost. You are inspiration to so many. Hazel

julie laz said...

Hi sue, stunning card crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Hi Jennie, I love your card, it's beautiful,
I'm wondering if I could copy it please,
Keep crafting Jennie,
sell your cards for your own little crafty Goodies
Diane you should do her a little blog so we can Watch her grow.
I've got a 2 year old grandson and I'm hoping he'll help me
Not just yet lol..well done Jennie
hope to see more cards from you soon
crafty hugs Julie xxx. in Swansea Wales but originally from Leeds

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Wow, such a talented young crafter. Lets hope that talent grows. Love the card and the colour combination. Have a great day. Jan. xx

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue.

What an elegant card - a must for the collection I think!

Thanks for sharing the story - clearly another Sue Wilson in the making!

Take care.

Christine (Serene Poly)


Pauline A said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely card Jennie. Well done to both of you. It's always lovely when the grandchildren take an interest in crafting. I have spent many an exhausting day painting,sewing, and knitting with mine as it shows that if children are really interested they can concentrate for ever. But, I enjoy it. Today's card is lovely Sue and another to add to my "must try" list. Hope you're enjoying your stay back 'home'. Hugs. Xx. Pauline a

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! What lovely cards today!
Thank you so much Sue for sharing such a lovely email and the photo of Diane's beautiful card! Jennie you must be very proud of her. Diane, I love making cards with my granddaughters too. It's so nice to do things together and have a lovely chat too.Thank you for sharing your lovely card and photos with us.
Sue today's black and cream is lovely. Always a lovely combination. There is such a lot of texture in this one. I feel I want to touch it.
What a lovely start to the week!
Thank you,
Love Myra xxx

Helen Stewart said...

Morning Sue

I love all your cards but today's, I think, is so beautiful and stunning

Jennie is definitely an excellent up and coming card maker, she has done so well!



Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone. I love today's card I really love the way you have done the ribbon an bow looks so pretty.i think the card the littl girl made with her nanny is sp pretty as well. to everyone who asked yesterday I am 12 I have been making cards an other things like Jewllery with my nan since I was a really little girl like jennie an I love it. My nan always jokes that if she ever wins the lottery she will buy me a craft shop for when I leave school I know she is joking but I would love it if it did ever happen. I have 3 sisters now macie is only a little baby she came in January but the other 2 Lilly an grace are 6 an 9 an the only time they ever want nan to help them do a card is when it's mum or dads birthday they are not like me who want to make them all the time it don't have to be anyone's birthday. An I love collecting craft stuff nan calls it her stash and I have a load of stuff that I buy with my own money. I once made a pearl necklace an earrings for sue I think I was about 8 an I didn't no sue don't like earrings but she said she liked her necklace. They were not real pearls they were only glass ones but they are sues birth stones with moonstone as well an if granddad had not got unwell nan was going to let me make her a new set this year with real pearls not earrings a necklace an bracelet. She said we will still do it because we already got the pearls.i got it wrong yesterday with the days it's day 14 today of granddaddy chemo an it's 21 days to each round an on day 22 he as to go back in an have the chemo put in for 9 hours again like the first day an then do the 21 days again like now where it's just for 1 hour a day an this is for 6 months an if it's worked they will try to do an operation to cut out the cancer an try to make him a new belly. Sorry I write so much today I just wanted to make sure I got it right nan said I not allowed to do to much and I promised I won't I just wanted to tell you about the Jewllery I made sue I won't right very much anymore. Thank you everyone Molly oxoxox

Susan Lesperance said...

What a sweet story. My 11 year old Granddaughter also loves to make cards. She saw someone make a finger bow on you tube and proceeded to tie about 30 bows for me.

I really like todays card and especially like that you used black and white.

It's been raining for days in Florida so I think I'll get back to my Christmas cards......

Have a great day!
Sue L

Joan Simpson said...

Hi Sue

Love the story about Jennie
and her gran, her card turned out lovely. (A little Sue in the making)

Really like your card today too.

Joan from Newcastle upon Tyne

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
what a beautiful card Jennie made, she is very talented.

Today's card is so elegant, not sure if I have this embossing folder but if I haven't it is going on my shopping list.

Love and hugs to all.


Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the elegance of your card, that bow is just scrummy, and the milk and black combination looks gorgeous.
Thank you so much for sharing your heartwarming e-mail with us all.
It is so wonderful to see that you are an inspiration to the next generation and it just shows how clear and wonderfully explained your videos are when even such little ones can follow them.

Jennie, you are a very clever girl, the card you made is lovely and it will make your sister very happy, I have a grandson called Oliver and he likes to make cards with me too. He is 4 but his cards are not as good as yours, don't tell him though.
Diane, you must be so proud of your beautiful granddaughter. Thank you so much for letting Sue share Jennie's card with us.

Molly I bet Sue was thrilled with the jewellery you sent her, you are very talented making jewellery and cards, well done. Hope your Grandaddy is not feeling too poorly. Bet your Nan is very proud of you.

Love and hugs to all but today especially for our Mini Wilsonettes, Molly and Jennie.
Saba xxx

Pearlypetal said...

Love today's card sue,my favourite colours too.
What a clever little girl to copy a video ,that is something amazing. Another born crafter xxx

Karen W said...

I love all of your cards and dies but this one really caught my attention, can't wait to try it and I just got the embossing folder. Gorgeous creation!!!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue and all

Wow what a stunning card as always Sue, and a delightful card from young Jennie.
Lovely to see the younger generation taking an interest.

Having a crafty day myself.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. After a hectic few days I have loved seeing what you have shared with us. The Christmas double day on Friday has to be my favourite, the first card in particular is gorgeous, I will be making my own version for sure : )
Todays card is a real beauty, I love the EF, another one to add to my list : )
Thank you so much for sharing Diane's email. What a wonderful little girl Jennie is. If she is his good at 4 years old what is she going to be like in another 10 years? A design team member, at least I'm sure. Diane you must be very proud of Jennie. Keep it up : )
My grandaughters, 4 and 6, love to make cards and have done since they were big enough to craft. They love looking at Sue's cards and using my GC to cut flowers in particular. Start them young is my motto : )
Congratulations to all of the last weeks winners. Enjoy your goodies : )
I hope your Mom is well sue and you are enjoying your time with her and the rest of the family.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card today. I think that is my favourite embossing folder. Your bow is fabulous. Will try to make this beauty. Such a lovely story. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Will have to get my grandchildren interested in card making. Have a wonderful day.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card, especially the EF. It's on my wish list. Wish my embossing looked as deep as yours though.
Thanks for shattering Diane's email with us. Jennie is one very talented young lady. I love the card she's made. Keep up the good work Jennie.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really classy card today and I so enjoyed reading Diane's email about her very talented granddaughter.
Doreen R

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card today and a very beautiful card from little Jennie, well done, she will be able to take over your job when you retire Sue!! Love Jean xxx

redfox said...

Wow, Just had to say that I loved your card but I think you've got a little competition!! What an incrediable little girl. But it says as much about you too Sue, your instructions are always so clear and concise and your inspiration crosses the generations. Thanks as always for your dedication and commitment, love to all Sarah

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card. This is such a pretty embossing folder and the Ornamental Corners with the threaded ribbon is charming. I love the Pearl and Diamante corners and your bow is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

I think anyone would be pleased to have made such a beautiful card, let alone one so young. I think we have a new Star in the making. Thank you Sue, Diane and Jennie for sharing this lovely story.

Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A stunning card today sue x I love the colours, the ribbon, the die, the embossing folder, everything !! Thankyou for for sharing this card with us today and thankyou for sharing such a wonderful e mail x you must be so proud sue knowing how much you inspire everyone x I do think little jennie is after your job though sue x such a little star x the times spent finger knitting little scarves for my dollies with my nan are the most treasured times of my childhood x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

CraftyJo said...

Pretty card today and what a delightful email you shared with us all :)

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Such a happy mail to read!! The card that they have made is also very beautiful!!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, and a lovely email, I think its one of the pleasures of life being able to share these things with ones grandchildren. My grandchildren love crafting and baking with me and so far have managed not to get the glitter and flour mixed up.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon Sue and our big and little Wilsonettes,

What a heartwarming post today, it brought a tear to my glass eye:-), and almost overshadowed your wondrous card Sue.
I love the design of today's little beauty, particularly the novel way that you have incorporated the ribbon, it's reminiscent of the Art Deco style, enhanced by the fantail embossing folder...lush!
I feel all warm and fuzzy inside after the story of our little prodigy Jennie-careful Sue, she'll be after a job with CE before she reaches double figures at this rate. I am in awe at the standard she had attained and the level of concentration required to watch your demos and produce a replica...Amazing!
Then we have little Molly who is faithfully following your blog, Melody must be so proud of her eloquent little superstar.I was supremely touched by your story Molly, I too have done jewellery making and it can be extremely fiddly and difficult to achieve a convincing result so I applaud your efforts. I am sure Sue would be over the moon to receive another set, pearls are so beautiful, as are you sweetie. You should be so proud of yourself and Thankyou for your explanation, it wasn't too long and it is lovely to know a little bit more about youxxxx
I managed to spend yesterday Afternon restling with my GC and the Canadian background, it is such a beautiful die and worth the effort.
Off out to the doctors again, god I should have a loyalty card! And a sleeping bag! Never mind , plenty of time to finish off my efforts from yesterday later on.
Wishing good health to Yvonne, Beth, and any other Wilsonette lovelies needing a healing hugxxx

Love and crafty hugs,


Jean said...


KVencel said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card design. Black & white is one of my favorite color combos. Always look forward to your posts & creative ideas!
I love using your dies! They are so versatile & mix together beautifully. One of our local craft stores here in AZ is beginning to carry some of your dies, so that is a plus for me.
Loved hearing the story today about the budding card maker. What fun to have grandchildren who want to share in this fun craft!

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Sue, this has got to be one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. It has all the goodies I love. I think little Jennie did an awesome job and I am sure gramma is very proud.

barbara macaskill said...

Your card is a beauty!!!
I love the email about Jennie! She reminds me of my granddaughter who also loves to be in the craft room. She has picked up on me calling my Craft Room Heaven,when she wants to create she asks to go to Heaven! I had to explain to her mother why Jenna kept asking to go to Heaven because she was getting upset thinking our little Princess had a death wish. Mom was glad when I let her in on where OUR Heaven is.
Thanks for sharing the card and the lovely email with us!!! Jennie sounds like a very special little girl!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning black and white card today, just lovely! Thanks for sharing Diane's and Jennie's story. This story warmed my heart.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and the Beaded Fanfare embossing folder is totally gorgeous and is really shown off to its best advantage here.

Thank you for sharing Diane's e-mail about her very clever granddaughter Jennie. It is heart-warming to hear about such young people being interested in crafting and being able to execute your instructions to create their own masterpieces. We always tell you the videos are great and there is the proof if you needed it :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what an absolutely elegant card today and I haven't got this embossing folder but one I must now have! Thank you for sharing the email - what a talented little girl Jennie is and how proud Diane must be - watch out Sue you might have some competition soon!! Best wishes

Scottydog said...

Lovely elegant card today Sue.
Beautiful email about Jennie. Think you have competition Sue!! However we all know that Jennie was inspired by a lovely lady who designs such beautiful dies for us all to use & lets us all in on her tips & ideas. I hope you continue to inspire Jennie & others of her generation for many years to come & of course we all rely on you - so keep up the good work! Thank you Sue.

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes
wow, what a beauty today, this card is stunning, love the EF and threaded ribbon, this black and cream combo is so classy.
Diane, thank you for allowing Sue to share your e-mail with us, it reminded me of the time I spent with my Nana when I was young and they were treasured times, you're not just making cards but memories too and your Jennie will be able to look back on these special times when she's older, what a little star she is and the card she made with you is just lovely, amazing for her age. Sue you are such an inspiration and your talent has definitely sparked something in this beautiful little girl, perhaps another Sue Wilson in the making!
Melody I had no idea Molly is your granddaughter, she is a real credit to you and I hope a source of joy for you and your husband in these difficult times, God bless you both and your lovely family.
Molly, you and your sisters all have beautiful names, you are very talented to be making cards and jewellery, and Christmas trees phew! x x
Beth, don't work too hard in that garden of yours or you'll be too knackered to enjoy your holiday. Am I allowed to say that on here lol?
Yvonne, missing you on the blog, hope you're feeling better real soon.
Got to dash, pile of ironing to do, yeuch!
Love and blessings all - Deb C xx

Bejay Roles said...

A beautiful card, Sue and how wonderful to see a brilliant young crafter making your cards at such a tender age...Jennie certainly puts me to shame lol. Thanks for sharing the email and pictures with us, there's a star in the making. x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

I love everything about it and I love the colour combo.

It's always lovely to hear about one of the young Crafter's out there. I craft with my 5 year old niece occasionally (when they visit from the Netherlands) and she loves all the die cut outs.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

nannapat said...

Your card is so sumptuous Sue, absolutely stunning. What a lovely story about young Jennie, her grandma must be so proud of her. Pat x

Eunice said...

What a very sophisticated card, Sue.

When my young ones are visiting my craft room becomes a hub of giggles and oooooosss and yes even a little of "I want to use that first" discussions. It is always wonderful to watch the imagination go to work with the little ones. Mine are so little so they are becoming more sophisticated in their card making ideas, sometimes they are a little hard to keep up with but they do challenge you to try something new!!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Well, Sue, this is a thank you e-mail!! Thank you for showing your stunning card, it's beautiful.
Thank you for showing Diane's e-mail and Jennie's card, she's made an amazing job and it's only through my mam and aunt's encouragement and help that I starting crafting over 65 years ago so Jennie will have a lifetime of enjoyment ahead of her. Jennie, your card is gorgeous, you have made a wonderful card.
Thank you to Molly for your message and update on your granddaddy's treatment. I hope he feels better soon. Your family must be very proud of you, and I bet Sue loved her jewellery. I've never managed to make any jewellery, so you should feel extra special.
Have a good break Sue.
Love Maureen xxx

Addieper said...

Such an elegant card, Sue. I love it.

Brooke Bont said...

love the card but really love the story.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
What a great story, isn't it great to know that the young love the inspiration you give as well as the the rest of us.
Love today's card,very feminine.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Fab story and just shows that having the right tools makes it child's play - with a little help obviously!!! Both cards stunning !!!

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
A wonderful add today, and such a lovely email and card as well.
I am another Grandma who loves crafting with my Grandchildren, they adore making all sorts of cards and using the grand calibur.

Hope you have had a great day

Covgal said...

Love that card Sue & also the embossing folder, very usable for all occasions. X

Julie Elli said...

Oh big WOW all round. Sue you excel again in every way.
How does a 4 and a half sit still long enough. I'm totally impressed.
Thank you Sue, Diane and Jennie for the inspiration.
Big hug
Julie E

terrie said...

What a beautiful story and card....and such a beautiful little girl....well done

I also craft with my grnad-daughter and they love going through my supplies..

Thank you Sue for sharing this delightful warm story...

Pearl said...

hi Sue, lovely card today and the story you included of one of your youngest fans was so beautiful.

Thank you for sharing with us all.

I must get the embossing folder you used in the card today, i have most of the others in your range but this one seems to elude me.

Lots of love and craftihappiness to everyone.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Your card is stunning......but you have some competition out there!!! Bless her heart!!! Jennie's card is amazing....huge well done to her!!!

Lovely to share such a great story!!

liz spooner said...

What a wonderful story Sue I am glad you shared.xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love all the deatail and what a lovely story and an excellent little crafter!
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

IVY Cheong said...

Definitely my favourite. The card is so classy and elegant in black and white. Truly inspirational. Hugs, Ivy xx

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely story. What a talented little girl. Thanks for sharing.
Love the EF one of my favourites.
CaroleB xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card and what a lovely email to receive.
Beverley W

Theresa Pace said...

your card is stunning Sue, but methinks you have serious competition there or somebody that will carry on what you started when you have had enough.....
fab email and a very lovely grandma. my son occasionally watches you too and he loves winding the GC too but his favourite thing is the gelli plate and acrylic paints.
hope to see you soon at AP, hugs xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card this is. It would make a beautiful wedding card just changing the wording.Jennie must be your youngest crafter's yet. She's made a very beautiful card indeed. Thank you for sharing with us all such a wonderful story
Take care
Hazel G XX

Laura O said...

great card today Sue ,wow wow wow Jennie is already proving to be a very talented crafter well done ,Laura O

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful, Stunning card, really love this one.
Thank you for sharing your email with us, lovely story and what a smart little lady.
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Dawn Holben said...

A beautiful stunning and very elegant card today, I love this one.
And what a beautiful email, obviously a very talented crafter and if jennie can make cards
Like that at her young age you can imagine what stunning cards she will be making in the future.

Thank you so much for sharing this Sue.

Susan White said...

Today's card is so lovely and the story about Jennie and her grandma is really touching - what a talent for one so young! Susan x

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! wow! wow! This is so so elegant Sue. Love it and now I'm on a mission to get the beaded fanfare Ef....stunning! xx Well, what a wonderful and heart warming email and photo of such a lovely little girl, Jennie. As has been said Sue, I can imagine how this must have brought a lump to your throat, as it did here just reading it. What a wonderful little girl (I can't believe she is nearly four!) and who's done a Sue Wilson masterpiece! That's an amazing achievement for one so young. "Thank you Sue" (and Debbie!) for sharing this wonderful email and photograph of Jennie with her beautiful card. Debbie, you must be the proudest nanna! I loved to read that you have let her turn the GC, giving Jennie full throttle! Jennie, you are an amazing little girl. You should be sooooo proud of what you have done and I'm sure we shall be hearing a lot more of you in the near future. "Hear hear!" I'm sure, with our wonderful Sue and your nanna Debbie you will reach the top...and that won't be long! xx Also, I hope that, our Sue will believe us when we tell what an inspiration she is to us all xx I can honestly say that I did flat and whatever cards, 9 years ago. I'd seen the Create and craft show and I bought my first set of Fairy cards and stickers. A few years later I was taken poorly and for the first time I saw this amazing lady on the Create and Craft show. From then on, to keep my spirits up, my husband (bless him) bought me my first set of dies and machine. Although I couldn't do too much it helped me to cope. I still have on going problems but I still "get lost" in creating Sue style cards. I've been lucky enough to have a few cards published in a craft magazine....unexpected, but chuffed! My mum also takes her birthday cards to the bingo....and that's praise indeed! Lol! I can honestly say "thank you Sue" for inspiring us. Jennie you are a gorgeous, amazing and talented little girl and I'm sure we will hear more of you in the future xx What has also been lovely, is reading about other nanna's who are inspiring their grandchildren too. What an amazing and talented generation we have coming ahead of us! Molly, don't you worry about writing too much. It's lovely to hear from you. "Thank you" for the up date on your granddad. Sending you all love and hugs xx How amazing too that you have made Sue earrings and a necklace. Wow! How wonderful are you? You keep going too Molly. We need all our little inspirations like you two out there xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family xx Hope you are having a wonderful time! xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx take everyone xx Love Karen xx

Thove Arntsen said...

A beautiful card this day Sue, and the story abaut the young crafter war so touching, love Thove

Tracey said...

Hi Sue, you had better watch out I think Jennie is looking to take your job! With cards like that at 4 years old I can't wait to see what she is making at 14 never mind 24.

Jennie, you are a very clever girl to be able to make a card so beautiful. You have a good teacher in your Grandma and with Sue to teach you step by step you will be making lots more cards.

Sue, your card is stunning - I love it and now have that embossing folder on my 'want/need/musthaveasap list

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
another beautiful creation today although I do believe you have some competition! Thank you for sharing Diane's emailand well done to Jennie - what a fabulous card, you must be so proud.
Melody you must be another grandma who is proud of her granddaughter. Molly it is always lovely to read your posts and kind of you to keep us up to date with how your grandpa is doing. Give him our love and let him know we are thinking of him (& of course you and grandma).
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Littlelamb said...

Stunning card Sue. Just love it. Thank you also for sharing Jennie's card with us and to Mollie for sending the comment. As others have said you are an inspiration to the next crafting generation. My granddaughter also loves making cards and other crafty things and always watches your videos and can name a lot of the dies.. She loves to come to the craft group I belong to and her colouring is as good as the adults. It's good that these skills are being carried on.

nzillingworth said...




SHARICA said...

Awesome Card .. xx ..

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
oh wow what an amazing letter and a lovely card from
your little grand daughter Jennie ,Diane. She is making
cards like our professional Sue who today also have made
a Gorgeous card Tfs it all!

Molly- take care and hope you will still enjoy your
summer brake and be able to make some more crafting.
Sure Sue loved your jewellery, you very good at making
things and hope you will make a lot in the future.
hugs to you and the rest of the family.

Beth, hope you are 'pacing'yourself and not overdo things
so you can't move the next day but your garden must
look lovely now for your 4 paws to play in.
Wish you better Yvonne and hope to see you back soon.
Magpie Karen take care, hope you are doing ok.
ToB- take care and wheelybad too !

It's late so I wish everyone a good night and sending
hugs to all Wilsonette's and friends on this lovely blog.

hugs Maria x

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue

Wonderful little story. One day the little princess will talk about the time she spend with grandmother and the wonderful thing they made together.

Your card today is very beautiful. I ordered that die few days ago and I am waiting impatiently the arrival of my order.

melody said...

Hi Sue, stunning card as always I am really liking the black an white cards lately, the embossed background is lovely. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. I used to love crafting with my Gran whan I was jennies age. Mine was knitting and crochet though. They were special times and I can still remember them now. She is going to be a lovely crafter
Karen xx

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
Well what a lovely blog this morning. Bonus two cards and a wonderful story about lovely grandchildren joining in the crafting!
I get my grandchildren making whenever they come - they love to play on Serif - whizz kids with computers! They now make all their own cards to send ( saves me a job!) and love the glittery bits!
How lovely to read that one so young is so interested in crafting. It's a pleasure to see craft return with such avengance.
Relly nice cards today Sue - floating sentiment is a bit busy for me but anyone would love to recieve it but mono has always been my favourite.
Have a good day out there everyone and take care.
Love Anne M xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card & I just love the Beaded fanfare embossing folder, looks so elegant & has that definite art Deco feel to it.
Love everything about this card & would be suitable for many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card today, and just shows you that anyone can use your dies, lovely to start so young, this little girl will have wonderful memories as she grows up


gailgale said...

Another beautiful card.
This is sooo lovely.

Love2papercraft said...

Well I already loved the card, but that story is precious -as are the pictures! What a wonderful way to bond together. Impressive results too!

Jean Bullock said...

What a precious story.

Cindy Dy said...

So happy to be given a privilege to post a comment here. You have a wonderful site. Thank you for the effort to publish this.

Nathalie Uy said...

When you feel like quitting think about why you started. (y)