Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Fancy Happy Birthday

Hi bloggers!  A pretty little birthday card for you today, nothing too tricky but it does show some different ways to use your configurations and other dies.

 The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Such a lovely card, frilly, frothy and flowery. Love it.
Keep well and safe everyone

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card, love the colour. Love Jean xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Today's card, colour, flower and pins exceptionally lovely!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very pretty. Will watch video later.

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, will watch video later, as it is my birthday on Thursday I think I will have a try at this one.

Enjoy Tuesday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Caroljsmith said...

Sue just love today's card love the colours might have to make this one.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely breathtaking, Loving the frames & flowers. Will watch video later. Yvonne xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


This card is wonderful today. Love the colour and everything about it.


Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much this is a really beautiful card.
A great video too. Take care Kitty.

Jane Franklin said...

I just love this one and the ideas for using the dies in other ways, great. Thanks Sue for the very watchable video. Jxxx

melody said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card love all the firs used an it looks so frilly an pretty an the colours look great to, always love the videos. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw great video to

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card and fantastic colours.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

Nice card

anne mather said...

Morning Sue
AGain a masterpiece! Well done you !
Anne M xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, very girlie. Love the colours. JJxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this is such a pretty, lacy and feminine card. I am so pleased I got this sentiment die, as it is fabulous for both male and female cards. Will catch up on the video later. Have a great day. Bx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
What a special card to give to a special friend. Im still learning and playing with two of the configuration dies I have, the little illustrations you now have on the packaging help kick start the grey matter but as you show there are a million and one ways to use them, I just have to keep playing.
Why dont my peoney flower's ever look like your's ?!
It was either last week or the week before that you wowed us with your 'ffloating sentiment' and so many of us tried it out. I made quite a nice wedding card to add to my market basket using the floating sentiment, I added it with the rest of the wedding card's and I always have a wedding card on display using something similar to what you use, I try to use the 'blingiest' with iced snow to catch the light, the market had been open 10 minutes and it was the very first card to go with 2 order's for something similar, so THANK YOU for your wonderful inspiration , Id share the proceeds of the card with you Sue as after all it was your idea I used, but as I sell my cards for under 5.00 there wouldn't be much you could do with 1.50 lol
So it seems that non crafter's also love the look of floating sentiments too and Im quite pleased they do as it now gives me the excuse to make more of those cards : )
I hope whatever your plan's are for the day you have a good one.
Sky box all set up ready to record Thursday and Friday will be catch up day, you must be getting really excited to see how it will all pan out, we are : )
Sending friendly hugs to you Sue and my special friends that will follow later.
Lancashire Steph xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Terrific card in my favourite colour. Super flower too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. A very girly one, it's very lacey,frilly and feminine. The frame is gorgeous as well as the flower's and stick pin's. Another of your great video's with all of your insperation.
Take care everyone and hoping it's going to be another lovely day after the rain again last night.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, very frothy I like it!!!
Will have to watch video later :( off to work!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning sue, this is a lovely card and I like the colours as well,very feminine
Kathy x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. Your eyes are drawn to the sentiment in the middle of what reminds me of a theatre stage, love it. I must remember to layer up my sentiment, a great idea. Thanks as always Sue for a great video and lots of tips and hints : )
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Linda28 said...

Very feminine card in a beautiful colour combination, absolutely love thr flower. Linda.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card and I do like the embellishments
Pat x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue wow another stunning card I love the colours and your design is wonderful.
Have a lovely day xx

Debs A xx

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a way to start today - breakfast with you, your craft room but most of all the most amazing birthday card.
Everything about today's gift is just first class and so so so elegant. Oh how I wish someone would send me a gift like this on my special day.
Once again your fantastic dies take centre stage and really do you proud.
Thank you for the most beautiful way of starting my day.

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

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

A Happercrafter6 said...

A pretty card. I find that embossing folder very useful.

Anne said...

Lovely colours on this, Sue, and the flower is stunning. I find the card a bit too fancy but that is just my view - I suspect if I saw it in "real life" I would be wowed by it!

Anne (Northampton)

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours and an absolutely gorgeous flower.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love how the eye is drawn into the centre.
Must try this, I have made so many "floating sentiment" cards since your Video.
Off to watch and learn once again. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card love the flower x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and your flowers are absolutely perfect, I must practice more with these flower dies.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, must try adding layers to my sentiment dies as they look so much better.


lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely girly card in gorgeous colours, love it all.
Will watch video later.

Julie Elli said...

The embossing folder is stunning on the purple. The card is very Lacey and really pretty.
Thanks Sue
Big hug
Julie E

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card very frilly . love Jean Z xx

Barbara Gosden said...

A lovely card, stunning. I love the lace edging and insert.
B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous. I do love the Happy Birthday die I think I will have to buy that one. I will be watching the video later with a nice cup of tea. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another beautiful and stunning creation today.
love the wonderful design, and your fab colour choices too.
Thank you so much for the tutorial on this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely frilly feminine card today, a Sue special, love it. The purple looks great with the EF too. Really have to practise more with the peonies. Enjoyed your video as always
have a lovely Tuesday, thinking of everyone on the south coast of NSW, stay safe in the floods
Muriel x

Kath said...

This is a lovely cards, so much detail and the colour is wonderful.
Kath x

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,love the areas Laura O

Aspiring crafter said...

Very pretty card Sue, so girlie!!

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty card, love the way the embossing looks. Off to watch the video now, thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, fabulous card this morning - my daughters birthday is coming up soon & this fits the bill perfectly!
Janette x

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card, love the flower.
Hugs to all xo

nattyboots said...

Another stunner Sue, i love the background embossing and the flower is just perfect .
Elaine H X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty and feminine card today . I'm sure that the recipient of this would be absolutely thrilled and delighted - I know that I would be. Your flowers are always fabulous too! Hope everyone has as good a day as possible, love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful gorgeous and right up my street Sue, loved todays card. Have a great day, hugs xx

Susi in Cyprus said...

Good morning everyone!
What a pretty card, love the flower. Feel another die purchase coming on :)
Have a lovely day,
Susi in Cyprus

gwen70 said...

Stunning Sue, I adore it

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. So so beautiful and femine, I just love it, pretty flowers, stick pins and a Lace look whT more could you want.

Love Rosemarie x x

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful stunning card. Hazel x

Theresa Pace said...

watched it with my little boy and he also thinks it's a great card and he wouldn't mind receiving it, hugs xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card today it's lovely.


Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue this is another really beautiful card. I love the way you show us how to cut and use our dies so that they no longer resemble the shapes we originally cut. Thank you so much. Have a good day craters x

Jane said...

Good morning sue, a gorgeous card today,frilly and feminine,very delicate. Thanks for the video too.
Take care Jane B.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely frilly, and lacey card the flowers are so pretty!
Will watch the Video later!
Take care
Love Marg

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card, not too much purple in it for me, but wonderful use of all your dies. Love the Nobles (must stop saying it, I think I comment every time they've been used).
Looking forward to the new craft channel - only 2 more sleeps.
Hugs, Rose

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I love this colour combo and am just about to make a cuppa to watch the video.

Thanks, as always, for all the inspiration.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card in lovely colours which could easily be changed to the recipient's favourite colour

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Fab use of the dies. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes You inspire me once again Sue with this exquisite beauty,the dies have come together so magnificently & those configuration lacy edges, stick pins & flower,simply eloquent. Thanku my friend for sharing x x x

Apologies for being AWOL my friends,Lauren had us up being poorly most of Sun night/Mon morning, a small relapse with her liver, she wouldn’t leave my side bless her, don’t think I wanted to leave hers either. She had her Denamarin increased & by 11am she seemed to perk up.

I put her breakfast out as usual but she was only taking the odd nibble, well as I picked up Hannah’s dish & before you could say “Jumping Jack Flash” Hannah had dived into Laurens bowl & gulped the biggest mouthful you’d ever seen (she never does this so perhaps this could be last time I sing her praises, lol) only problem is Lauren also has some natural healthy fish food to help with her arthritic joints but not Hannah as it turns her into a lunatic, her version of canine Jekyll & Hyde but without the blood & gore I’m pleased to say. Anyways Mr B’s nephew had recently had a lovely new addition to his family, baby boy called Travis & as a gift they had asked for a play mat, so me being a sucker for cute babies I ordered the best & one that would grow with him to last longer.

Anyways with Hannah being in this harebrained frame of mind the guy knocked with the parcel & H lunged at the window barking, using the radiator as a foothold; (she often puts her paws on the rad’ gently to watch the world go by)I walked back in with a very stern Hyde look on my face (didn’t know I could do one of those until then) & shock horror there was blood all over her legs, the rad’ walls & carpet (did I say without the blood & gore, then I stand corrected) She had leapt at the rad’ so hard that she snapped back 2 claws on 1 paw, one on the other & bit her tongue in the process; Took a while to stop the bleeding, clean her with warm salt water & scrub the carpet with vanish before using small steamer.

I gave her a few drops of Bach’s Rescue Remedy to calm the hyper down & to ensure she would rest , thankfully she is okay but I shall bathe her paws in salt water 4 times a day until the wounds heal, vet says to carry on unless there are any problems. Thankfully she is much calmer this morning & probably a little sorry for herself & Lauren is her usual perky self.

After that palaver I then got a phone call from a dear friend who had given Lauren’s mum Chanel a loving home to tell me that they had had to make the most painful decision to have her put to sleep, this would be done at the vets at 5pm...well we were sobbing together both feeling absolutely heartbroken...I had held darling Chanel when she brought into this world & Carolyn had held her last night when she took her last breath & the angels took her to the meadows & sunshine of Rainbow Bridge...oh gosh I shall miss her so much x

I shall try to make a card today for my friend & her family but it has to be the best I’ve ever have or will ever make & that will definitely be with SW products...just waiting for my mojo to wake up & inspire me.

Molly sweetie you truly are an inspiration to the entire world for showing such love, caring & courage for your family & for showing such care towards your fellow human beings, I sincerely appreciate your words of kindness in your comment on Sun? & I pray for you that the world & its oyster will return this kindness to you tenfold throughout your life & if anyone sees fit not to then you hold your head up strong, high & proud for you will always be worth a 100 of them. (((HUGS))) to you, your granddad & family hope he gets to move on from toast one day soon x x x

Well my dear friends Sue & lovely Wilsonettes (including Yvonne...hope your better x x x) Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) sent your way & extra if you need them..Beth B x x x x x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card that would be a gift in its self, love the beautiful flower and all the intricate die details.x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A very pretty card this morning, would love to receive something like this for my birthday!...and thanks for the reminder that the shape that comes out of the die is just the starting point, not necessarily the finished article...lol


Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue. I really want to try the sticky spray and multi cuts of the sentiment, it looks perfect. Love the colours and always love the flowers. Thank you.Xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and my favourite colour too.
the video is great.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a pretty feminine card and your flowers are always so beautiful. Love the delicacy of the colour. Thank you for your wonderful ideas again - looking forward to watching your video later. Best wishes

hettygarlick said...

Another really beautiful feminine card!

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, a really pretty card for any lady, love the diecut frame in the center with all those pretty flowers around it, the embossed backing is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anonymous said...

Pam's got the words today, Sue - frilly, frothy, flowery. Can't better that! Love it.
Well, your grunge yesterday attracted over 200 comments which is fantastic - hope the trend continues.
Thanks for the great video.

'P' in Wales

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today, love the multiple layers on the sentiment, it draws the eye into the card.....BEAUTIFUL.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Anonymous said...

Just love this one so so pretty and my fave colourway gorgeous xx loveyvonnebennettxx

Val Jones said...

Lovely card Sue and I so love your happy birthday die.
Love Val in Spain x

patwyn said...

A very pretty girly card today, Sue. Will watch video later.

Pat xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty card. Going out for my birthday lunch today but may just have time before I go to watch your video. SueL x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, nice to visit again and what a beautiful card to return to. It's stunning. Will watch the video once all my grandchildren go to a play session this afternoon and I can concentrate. Enjoy this unexpected bit of sunshine. X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and you make it look so easy to achieve in the video.
Beverley W

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Very fru fru...love it....!
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a feminine card today and I will watch the video later.
The dies you have used together make such a pretty card. I love the embossed background and the lovely Happy Birthday sentiment.
Lesley S x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card so frothy and femininne.
Will cat up the video later.
Take care. Jess x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely feminine card.
Rosemary xx

hotpotato said...

very elegant. x

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, thank you.

Pearl x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and I love the delicate sparkly flower contrasting with the background colour. Thanks for the video.

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card today. Love that purple card.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Frothy, gorgeousness is how I'd describe today's card. An inspired use of your dies.
Love to all, have as good a day as you can.
Maureen xx

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue! I have the configuration dies so will watch the video with interest. (Not that I ever watch them without interest!!) I'm off to make a cup of tea to watch the video with. :)
Paula x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card.
Evis M.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning, frilly, frothy girly card. I love it! Love the colour too. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty and lovely I adore this Happy Birthday die I find this and the weaving dies as a background and a noble frame so useful for the dreaded Men's cards thankyou for your inspiration.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, and such pretty dies and embellishments, hugs Kate x

carol quinn said...

This could be any occasion card...love it

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very beautiful

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely feminine card to give to a friend. Love that lovely purple card, such a rich shade.
I didn't realise you had a Happy Birthday die in the same font as the Happy Christmas, I must get this one. x

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue just imagine getting that card on your birthday your heart would song alright xc thank you love always June horrocks xxxx

June Horrocks said...

I meant your heart would sing of course xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card and a fantastic video, so difficult to say something original as it has already been said, but you are one talented and generous lady.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, What a fabulous card to send to someone special. Those ornate dies make wonderful frames for your cards. Must buy that peony die. Hugs xx Pauline A

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A stunning creation yet again, love the purple colour and matching stick pin details.
Lorraine from Norwich

Pat S Witney said...

Hi assume
What a fabulous card you've made for us today. It's looks so frothy with the configuration dies. I also love the colour ped purple card. I'll be looking for that at Ally Pally. Can't remember if it's a new colour or not. Will be off to watch and learn when the other half goes out.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a delightful card! I just adore the frosted flower :). The colours are perfect. I'm just taking a break from trying to re-arrange my 'craft room'...it's actually the spare room so my craft has to share it with the small freezer and the tumble fryer lol. I've been at it for two days now but have to keep stopping as I have severe back problems and, boy, does moving stuff around make it angry. I'll take a look at the video on my next break :) xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card today.....lovely use for the configurations dies!!!!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew wow another success story
Your imagination and inspiration are a constant source of my card making so thank you once again
love and hugs to those that need it Theresa G x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Georgeous card today. I know plenty of folk that would love it too x

Scottydog said...

Lovely card especially for those 'special' birthdays. Really love the colour. Off to watch the video in a minute - thanks Sue.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, been watching some of your previous demos and when I'm able to get up and about think I'll be making cards.
Thanks for making it easier to lay in bed.
Zena xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very pretty card today, in complete contrast to yesterday's!
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...so many exciting elements. Jan D., FL, USA

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love today's offering - seems to be totally girlie, but can also see it in masculine colours. Just fab

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty! Love all the layers! Gorgeous die cuts!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Wow a lovely & very pretty card today I love the colours & your frosted flower is Gorgeous. I haven't got any of the configuration die's so think a purchase coming on for All Pally.Of now to look & learn it's video time
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

BETH so sorry poor Lauren hope she is ok & better today it's so worrying for you. Oh my word then Hannah OUCH her poor paws & tongue You have had a traumatic couple of days.with both your babies. Beth can I ask the Bech's rescue remedy you used too calm Hannah down I was just wondering if it would help with Annie during thunder storms,did you get it from the vet's.
So sorry for your friend & you having to have Chanel put too sleep it's devastating for you both.sendig (((Hug's)))
On a brighter note Congratulations for Mr B's Nephew on the birth of baby Travis hope Mother & Baby are both well.
Beth hope the rest of this week goes without any more disasters with Lauren & Hannah.xx
Love & Hug's Lynda xx Cuddles for your girls xxx

TOB Theresa sending you more (((((Hug's)))) xxxx

Big Hug's for all my Friends Love Lynda xxx

Hug's for Wilsonetts have a good day xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful layers on this card Sue, so feminine and lacy looking. Pat x

Susan White said...

So, so pretty! Susan x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card and very nice with the lick
of purple showing through. Beautiful flower.

Ah bless your Hannah ,Beth. Hope she is doing ok.
Sad when you have to let one go. My sister had to
let five puppy's go once and that was very hard.

Hope Sarah doing alright and also the other little
ones are thriving.x
Pam- how is Robbie doing today ?x
Molly- hugs to you and the family, hope granddad
doing better soon x

To all wilsonette's and friends take care and
hugs Maria x

Anonymous said...

I watched your video...so nice. I, too, like my words to be thick, so I tried die cutting them out of foam sheets which come in many colors and are soooo inexpensive. Some foam sheets are adhesive backed, too. I think it worked out nicely. Just FYI (smile) Jan D., FL, USA

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning. Absolutely beautiful card and fantastic video! Have a beautiful day!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a very feminine card. I love the dies you have used and the lacy effect achieved. The floral element is lovely and I really like the hint of colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
It's a really beautiful card today! An ideal card for a special friend or family member.
Your flowers are gorgeous! Don't have that die set as yet - went off at a Christmas tangent ! Extremely happy bunny with those .
All the best with the new channel!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, don't have the noble rectangles yet so must see if the happy birthday fits the noble squares, and great video as always

Maria, Sarah just waiting for date for surgery but as always a very happy girl and looking forward to being back to school next week

Hugs and best wishes everyone

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today in my favourite colours of course. I enjoyed the video and think it would be interesting to learn the 'real time' it takes to make such a beauty - I know it would take me all day just to cut out that many dies let alone make the card lol

Beth - so sorry for all your doggy woes (it is so hard to say goodbye to our pets, isn't it) but I hope Lauren & Hannah are both on the up now and congratulations on the birth of a new family member.


Berina RGA said...

gorgeous card Sue!! love the flower!! the die cuts are awesome!!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes!

What a splendid Sue Wilson classic, everything from the sugared flower, to the stick pins, to the ornate framing of the sentiment screams elegance and sophistication. I would use this design for Christmas by substituting the sentiment and background and card colour with the happy Christmas die, red or blue card and a wintery EF, it is so versatile.
I love the purple tone, it really emphasises the design of the EF beautifully. The noble dies are my absolute go to die of the moment because they frame a card in such a unique way-it would be great if you could develop a different shape like a round or oval one in the future too.
It's a housework day today with a massive pile of bedding to iron:-( All that wasted crafting time! Brodie has been crying all morning for a walk in the sunshine but I am a little resistant after yesterday when we were out for over an hour! He spent most of that time sniffing around peoples parked cars....he's a bit of a petrol head it seems....but I worry that people will think I am loitering with intent to carjack because a cat on a lead isn't the first thing people expect to see is it? Never mind, I will give in eventually but he is soooo stubborn and has to dictate where we all go, a dog would be so much easier!
Having trouble blow drying my new cropped hairdo-I can't decide whether I look like I've put my finger in a live socket or I'm permanently stuck in a wind tunnel.....over 20 yrs of blow drying bobs means that I am so out of practice with other styles. I wish I was Cheryl Cole and had make up artists and hair stylists at my beck and call!
Beth, it broke my heart to read your post today, you don't do things by halves dear. Poor Lauren, my childhood cat Tiger had liver failure, it can be so distressing to watch our babies suffer. Maybe that's why Hannah has been misbehaving, she must sense that Lauren is unwell-I cringed when I read about her poor paws and tongue, the little soul, i hope that the salt water keeps the wounds clean.
Losing Chanel must be traumatic for you- you mention Rainbow Bridge, is that the pet undertaker you will be using? I had my Byron cremated with them, they are lovely and treat your baby with all the respect they deserve. I am sure their place of rest is called Rainbow Bridge if my old memory serves me correctly. Anyway, I'm thinking of you at this difficult time honeyxxxxx
To anyone in pain or suffering gentle hugs, I hope life improves soonxxxxx

Love and crafty hugs,


terrie said...

Just beautiful....
Well done Sue

gailgale said...

This card is so beautiful!!!!!!!
My mother's birthday is coming soon.
She would love this card.
I don't have all these dies so I will need to do
some shopping.
I hope I can find them all. Sometimes I can't find
all of the Creative Expressions things I want to buy.
I live in the U.S.
Thank you Sue for showing us how to make this gorgeous card.
You're cards are such an inspiration to me.
Thank you, you have taught me how to do BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

gailgale said...

This card is so beautiful!!!!!!!
My mother's birthday is coming soon.
She would love this card.
I don't have all these dies so I will need to do
some shopping.
I hope I can find them all. Sometimes I can't find
all of the Creative Expressions things I want to buy.
I live in the U.S.
Thank you Sue for showing us how to make this gorgeous card.
You're cards are such an inspiration to me.
Thank you, you have taught me how to do BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

gailgale said...

This card is so beautiful!!!!!!!
My mother's birthday is coming soon.
She would love this card.
I don't have all these dies so I will need to do
some shopping.
I hope I can find them all. Sometimes I can't find
all of the Creative Expressions things I want to buy.
I live in the U.S.
Thank you Sue for showing us how to make this gorgeous card.
You're cards are such an inspiration to me.
Thank you, you have taught me how to do BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

gailgale said...

This card is so beautiful!!!!!!!
My mother's birthday is coming soon.
She would love this card.
I don't have all these dies so I will need to do
some shopping.
I hope I can find them all. Sometimes I can't find
all of the Creative Expressions things I want to buy.
I live in the U.S.
Thank you Sue for showing us how to make this gorgeous card.
You're cards are such an inspiration to me.
Thank you, you have taught me how to do BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! wow! wow! Beautiful Sue, just beautiful. Love the purple card and the border that you have used for a frame. The peonies are gorgeous with the hint of Iced Snow, love the pins and everything with it! Ooooo and the good tip of layering the sentiment....good job you're here Sue to keep us all in check and plant these little gems in the old grey matter! Lol! "Thank you too Sue" for another wonderful video. Love them xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too. Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Kate's Cards said...

Now ain't that just right purty!

Suzzette Yandle said...

I love this lacy, soft and sweet card today in lavender and white with sugar on top! Thanks for the great video. I am so glad you continue to show how to do the recessed technique. I am still struggling with the concept in my planning stage of making a card. Your cards always have the dimension I strive to do on my cards. You are such a wonderful inspiration to me.

barbara macaskill said...

Such beautiful embossing and those die cuts are divine!! Simply spectacular is one way to describe how I feel about this beauty!! TFS!

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous girly card! Lovely die combination and beautiful embellishments. Debra x

Linda Norris said...

Love this card, I now need these dies to add to my collection x

Eunice said...

What a lovely card Sue! I really need to add the Noble dies to my collection. the more I see them used I realize their versatility!

Diane said...

Hi a Sue
Such a pretty card today, so frilly and feminine. Thank you so much for sharing.
Take care
Love Diane G xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

I love this card. Purple is my favourite colour.

Victoria Baxter said...

Love this card Sue. Love the aperture.

SueJ said...

Really pretty card and beautiful dies.

Patricia Howarth said...

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

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, a truly classy and elegant card. I love it. Hugs, Ivy xx

Karen Drew said...

A beautiful card made in my favourite colour.

Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Extremely busy day today but had to pop in and say what a beautiful card again sue its so pretty x hope everyones ok will catch up with vidoe and comments tomorrow x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love the die sentiment. The card is gorgeous.


Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the layers and the pins are stunning.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Brooke b said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love it. I think it would be a wonderful wedding card. You are such a talented lady. JB xxxxx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and lovely deep purple card for the background.xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about this card, it's all girly and frilly and I love the purple.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, unusual colours for you ;)

Brooke Bont said...

love this card and the color. This is a keeper

Love2papercraft said...

Indeed what a lovely card offering today! I so enjoy the videos. I'm sure I haven't seen all of them yet since I'm only a few months in to the Sue Wilson bandwagon (would have been in from the beginning if only I'd known!). Anyway, I've stayed up way too late many a night watching them, so clearly I have no discipline. I guess I'd rather be blurry eyed with sleepiness at work-but well versed in the wonderful things you share lol! I learn something new every time and I appreciate the little reminders of things you've already taught (in case not everything sticks during those late night viewing sessions).
Beth B - so sorry to hear of your struggles with your furry family's health. I've had some wonderful companions over the years and when their health declines for one reason or another, it's heartbreaking. I've got a 16 year old Siamese right now - and he's doing pretty well, but it's getting harder to keep any weight on him. I just try to enjoy the time I have as much as possible. After one crosses the rainbow bridge, I sometimes wonder if the pain of losing them is worth having them. The answer is always yes because they bring so much joy. I guess that is the way of life. Oh my I didn't mean to get so philosophical!
GailGale - I'm in the U.S. too and it's so frustrating not being able to get all the SW dies...I'm not giving up trying tho! I'm on a quest for the Noble Dies-if I find a source,I'll let u know.
Rebecca in Colorado

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Love it, all my favourite things, peonies, purple and noble dies

Gailgale and Rebecca in Colarado. Not US but www.joannasheen.com to ship to the 'States. Very reasonable prices and postage- there's a link at the top of Sues blog pages xxx

Beth, know about hyperactive hounds as Billy is protein sensitive, too much and he goes nuts, know about hounds that cut themselves a lot too... guess who again! Stories for another day! Sorry Lauren was poorly again but glad the meds helped xxx

Steph, delighted your cards were such a hit, I can guess how hard you work on them from your posts xxx

Pat L, glad Sarah is looking forward to school and has an op date xxx

Molly, hope you're finding time to have fun and hope Grandad stops feeling poorly, hugs to you, Grandad, Nanny Melody and family. Totally agree with everything Beth said about you too.

I'm so sorry it's short or I missed something. I've had a hell of a day dealing with the new (to me) people that do the adaptations for the council. The phrase that springs to mind is the one about drinking sessions in breweries... I'm a patient person, I am grateful for the help I get but what I've gone through in the last 10 months is a joke. A not funny joke. Round 2 tomorrow!

Have a lovely evening and wishing you each a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs to everyone,

T x

Anonymous said...

Lovetopapercraft have you tried joannasheen website? Always helpful.

Anonymous said...

Love the flower

Dorothy Macdonald said...

What a beautiful card Sue, I love this card, and I am going to do something similar . I don't have the Peony die, so I will use the rose die instead. I love all the detail, colours and all.

Thank you for all the ideas you give us crafters.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Rach83 said...

What an enchanting card, Sue. So much to treat the eye! I love how you've used the sentiment and of course the beautiful embellishments.

Rachel x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the coloured card stock and such a pretty card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Dawn Holben said...

Such a beautiful card today, I love the pretty die you used on the top and bottom of the centre piece and the happy birthday die is so pretty.
Just love everything about this one.

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card the dies and the colours. The video as usual is very informative.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Just watched the video for todays beautiful card & as always really enjoyed
watching you make it as you always explain all the details with materials used & hints & tips.

Stunning card & love the pretty colour comb, together with the gorgeous flower & stick pin adds that perfect finishing touch..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. I've got the happy birthday die and one of the configuration die sets but haven't hsed them yet. Will have to 'play' with them. Beautiful colour also.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Incredibly late comment as been on a golf away day but love it. xx

rolfi said...

A really beautiful card, Sue, I will watch the video tomorrow.
Rolf xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Todays card is absolutely stunning !! It is just amazing !! I really love it. A fab video to. I do love video days. As always Sue lots of helpful hints and tips. At the moment I have one of your new Noble Dies but the other two die sets in this collection are top of my wish list for Alley Palley !! What a fab selection of dies you have used for your latest gorgeous creation. The configurations die looks fantastic used as a frill around the Noble Die. It gives this card a real girly look to it. A Lovely word die and the colours are beautiful together. I like this EF to, but my favourite part is the stunning flower you have made and the fab stick pins !! Both are such perfect finishing touches. Thank you so much for sharing such a great card today. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

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

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Amazing card, love the flower. Beautiful

big Hugs To all :-)

Tina XX

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

This card really is a showstopper - a real wow !!

I really have fallen in love with this Happy Birthday Die. I have been playing with it for a couple of day - it cuts beautifully and looks stunning.

Love Brenda xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Thank you for another wonderful video which as always is full of Inspiration
Take care
Hazel G XX

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Absolute stunner.
Di B. x

karen paolillo said...

As always another beautiful card. Sue have you ever or might you ever consider doing a set of round dies?? Would love to see what you could do with that shape.


Love2papercraft said...

Hello again. I just had the chance to review the cards & comments from the weekend (I know it's late but still has to comment on those individually). I'm checking back in because I wanted to say thank you for being welcomed as a Wilsonette! It makes me smile :) I really enjoy the blog, there are so many kind people, and some with great senses of humor too. A good laugh is always a welcome thing!. Thanks for the info on the Joanna Sheen site. I'll have to check it out. I think I did early on and was confused about how to handle the exchange rate etc- but I'm more determined now :)
I'm an animal lover too and enjoy hearing about your furry friend's antics (especially once I caught on they were animals -did I mention I'm usually reading these in the wee hours of the morning?!). I have a 16 yr old Siamese named Mo- when he gets to snuggle in bed with me, he likes to be under the covers for a while and when I get done rubbing his belly and stretch out my arm, he stretches out his arms and puts his paws in my hand :). Then I have an 8 yr old fluffy cat named Bluesy. He chooses to lay at my feet and when Mo is done snuggling with me, he joins Bluesy at the foot of the bed. Our daughter has moved back home and so I also have my 2 "grandoggers" living with us. They are both Pugs. One is named Zooey, she's a rescue, the other is named Kitty Lou (yes she's a dog named Kitty). They are 9 & 8 respectively. The hard part is the 2 dogs don't get along with each other (that's another long story). So they have to b kept separate. Anyway, all that is to say when I sleep with Kitty Lou, she'll sometimes stick her nose (what there is of it, she is a pug after all) under my pillow and root around a bit & then roll upside down and kick the pillow. So essentially, I guess she's fluffing my pillow too. They r so very dear & silly!
Thanks again for welcoming me and happy crafting to all! Rebecca in Colorado.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A really beautiful card today. So delicate and pretty. I love the colour of the flower and the stick pins. I bought the Happy Birthday die at a craft show in Doncaster recently and I love it. Think the configuration dies will be next.. Decisions, decisions...

Love Helen x

melody said...

Hi sue, really like the birthday die the card is beautiful an the colours are great, I like the Christmas die like this as well. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love these card I am truly in love all of your embossing folder would like to know where in the US I can purchase them.
Thank you Dorothy

Sandy H said...

A beautiful card. Every bit of it is gorgeous. My Happy Birthday die is in my most used die at the moment. Hoping to start watching August videos tomorrow. Think I'll start with this one and work backwards!
Dorothy, have you looked online at Joanna Sheen's online shop for Sue's embossing folders. It has free postage worldwide, I think.
Take care everyone.

Tykie's Girl said...

I love this design and it is just in time for my families bd celebrations. We get all the women together and do lunch and some other activity. We have played laser tag, miniature golf, made pottery projects, painting, movies, and of course shopping trips. We have one set for next month so I am hoping to make five special cards using their favorite color for the background, You must be psychic. Thank you so much,

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue. Wish it would be coming my way for my Sunday birthday.

Love to all

America said...

Beautiful use of color and sparkle. Wonderful use of the configurations dies that add so much and can create multiple new looks. Gorgeous work!

Vie Carter said...

Love this card and the dies are wonderful


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hazel said...

Hi Sue
Catching up with your blog tonight as just back from the Cabin.There isn't any Internet connection there . I may not see your Blog when i am away but i do enjoy catching up with it when i get home. A beautiful card Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

ursula said...

Beautiful card Sue...luv Ursula xx

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It's enjoyable to learn more and more from your blog. Thanks for sharing.


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