Monday, 17 August 2015

For You

Hello crafters!  I hope you all  enjoyed the quick die launch this past weekend! It was fabulous to see so many new names too, I do hope that you will stay and become part of my lovely blog family.   I really enjoyed reading all the lovely comments that were left, thank you so much!  I will get the drawings done and post the winners later on today so don't forget to check back!  For today's card, I started with the Portuguese Background and cut it in white, using just the outer cutting die.  I backed it with aqua card and used the next size down in the set to cut the inside shape and also added some piercing to the edge.  This created my background which I added mounting foam to and placed it over a piece of white card.  I cut the Lisbon die in white card and backed it with white.  I used the next die shape down in that set to cut the next layer out of white card and cut it into a frame exposing the centre.  I used the Sintra die for the next layer and cut it out of aqua card and recessed it inward.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the oval from the centre of the Lisbon die and created a faux mat for it by drawing around it and hand cutting it.  I made several flowers by stamping the Shaded Peony stamp and heat embossing them in white then cutting them out with the matching Perfect Peony Complete Petal die.  I seated them on opposite edges of the Lisbon die with some Mosaic Leaves and pastel aqua Bakers Twine. I completed the card with a white paper pierced mat, a thin aqua mat and another wider white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9 1/2" in size.

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Lynn Dalby!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card!

Hopefully I will see you all later on today for the die winners!!  All for now, Sue x





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186 comments:

Pam Hartlepool said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for a fun blogging weekend, your new collection is gorgeous and a credit to you.
Congratulations to Lynne, lucky lady.
Good luck in the draw Wilsonettes x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for the weekend posts.
Today's card is so pretty thank you.
Congratulations to Lynn.Take care all Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for the weekend posts.
Today's card is so pretty thank you.
Congratulations to Lynne.Take care all Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue, very fresh looking love it . Congratulations Lynne. JJxx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue

Wonderful card today. Once again may I say a big thank you for such a great weekend.

Jan

hollyberry said...

Love today's card such fresh colours.

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

i hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as us. Today's card is beautiful and the Portuguese dies are lovely and one of my favourite colours again today. Beautiful card!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

gailgale said...

What a lovely card!!!!
The color is so refreshing.
It really is a beautiful card.
Thank you for all the cards this past week.
They have been fantastic.
A real treat!!!!

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning the card just jumps out at you. The colours are just perfect. love, love, love it. Congratulations Lynn enjoy your card. Thanks Sue for our mini Christmas showcase. Yvonne xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning and beautiful are words that come to mind when looking at this gorgeous confection Sue. I think these are some of my favourite dies. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the dies you have used and the design is wonderful. Really enjoyed the weekend posts and good luck to all in the draw.

Debs A xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous and a beautiful colour everything about this card is definately a winner.
Congratulations Lynn lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I LOVE how you're using your dies - just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours loving this die set everyone who get this card from me always ask if they can have one for someone else thank you tracyw

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Congratulations Lynn enjoy your card .
Well done Sue another elegant piece of art.
Luv Rach :)

Linda28 said...

Stunning card, the Portuguese collection really are beautiful and just love the Aqua foundations card. Looking forward to your next post. Take care, Linda.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card. The portuguese die's are lovely along with the colour of the card. Would just like to say thank you for a great weekend of beautiful sample's showcasing your new die's. Everyone love's them. Good Luck everyone for the draw.
Congratulation's to lynn on winning your gorgeous card.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I really enjoyed your die launch too. This is a lovely card which shows your dies off beautifully. I love the shaded peony stamp
Pat x

anne mather said...

Great weekend Sue! Some real stunning dies and cards. This one I love ! The colours are so fresh and clean and this Portugese collection is becoming a winner along with the Noble collection.
Well done you!
Anne M xx ( Sheffield)

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful fresh looking card, especially love how you've done the background.
Congratulations to Lynn, I'm sure you'll treasure your win. Sue XXX

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, love the colour, well everything about it!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Congrats Lynn on winning a beautiful card.

Thank you Sue for a lovely few days showing us yet again what a fantastic crafter/designer you are. It takes a true crafter to know what we need then you design it. You have given us some fantastic new tools this weekend to help us turn plain old card into something wonderful and make those happy that we make cards for - thank you.

I really hope that after ALL your dedication and love for craft that the new names we have seen over the past few days KEEP returning after the drawer for a giveaway die has been announced, its always so nice to see and read appreciation for what you do for us Sueaholics, so I look forward to hopefully see the blog comments stay in the 200's (although past experiance after a new collection this never happens) which is such a pitty ! So come on guy's stick with Particraft now you have started leaving your comments, its such an amazing place.

This is such a delight to start our new week, one of my favourite pastel shades and the Sintra die is one of the dies that followed me home last week, its such a pretty die, im so glad it ended up home with me.
I will wish you a good day whatever your plan's are Sue, and to my dearest friends, no names mentioned, thank you xx
Lancashire Steph xxx

auscrafts said...

Thank you for all the lovely card ideas over the weekend Another beautiful card to start the week

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card to wake up to. Love the colours- very delicate and fresh. Thank you for the past few days, lovely to see your new mini collection in action - I always think that you bring them to life.
Congratulations to Lynne - enjoy your card I know you will.
Love and hugs to all and I hope you all have as good as day as possible. Wishing you all good luck for the draw later on. Love Alison xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. That background is great and I love the aqua colour. Blogathon was fab as always!

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card to start Monday with. The aqua and white is such a beautiful combination, great layout. Well done Lynn on winning the card giveaway. Have a good Monday everyone, and good luck for the die draw. Bx

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue and all the lovely ladies.
Perfect card today in my favourite colour!
Big hug
Julie E

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I the colours and the dies are beautiful. Congratulations to Lynne. I really enjoyed the release at the weekend now I have to decide which to buy. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

carol quinn said...

Really enjoyed your blog this weekend, thanks for giving us the chance to see more cards, and win too!
Today's card is exquisite, really elegant

Carol

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card today. The baker's twine is just the right touch. Ribbon or tulle would look too 'heavy' for such a delicate card.

Love
Roz.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, the aqua colour is really beautiful.
Congratulations to Lynn on your card giveaway.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card to start another week.
Love the colours, design and the fantastic use of your amazing Dies.
Thank you for the last few days of new Dies and brilliant inspiration.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Theresa Pace said...

this is a fab card. that colour combo works so well! very lacy and soft, hugs xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card in pretty colours. Perfect peonies again - they are so cute.
Jan
Northampton

carol edwards said...

Such a lovely colour Sue and all the different dies working together. A lovely collection of new dies too, thank you Sue for all the inspiring cards.x

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
First of all thank you for a wonderful week-end and I hope that you can now have a little time for yourself.

Today's gift is just perfect to start another week. I really do love the colour Aqua you have used and must get some for use and for my stash. Your Sintra die is a real work horse for me as I always seem to reach for it.
So all in all another No.1 as I just cannot see anyone not wanting to receive such a gift as this.

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

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is such a lovely card with all the details on it and the way you mix and match the dies together, thanks again for the weekend of all your new dies which are really nice
Kathy x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, just love the colours. Love. Jean xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty & such delicate colours.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Must have taken you forever to read all the comments, Sue! It was a great three days and a big thank you again, we are a lucky bunch. Hope the newbies stick with us, and some of the oldies who did use to comment regularly.
Today's card beautiful, love the Portuguese background and all so pretty.
Well done to Lynn on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
First I Would Like To Say A Huge Thank You For
Sharing Your Truly "Beautiful Cards" With Us And Your
"Stunning New Dies" I Can't Begin To Thank You Enough Re:-
Your Kindness You Share So Very Much With Us On This Tremendous Blog
Showing Fabulous Videos Tuesday's/Thursday's And At Present Saturday!
Your Videos Are So Informative You Share Many Tips And Techniques, On
Wednesday's A Lucky Blog Commenter Will Win The Stunning Gift Card Of The Day
This Week "Lynn Dalby"
Then On Sunday You Reveal Names Of A Selection Of People That Have Won A Gift From
Commenting Within The Week, Also Everytime You Bring Out New Dies
You Give "A SET AWAY" Which Is Truly Superb!
BUT BEST OF ALL FOR ME!!!! IS THAT YOU SHARE YOUR "FANTASTIC CARDS" WITH US
"SO ALL NEW COMMENTER'S "PLEASE STAY" WITH OUR SUE'S TREMENDOUS BLOG
AND PLACE A COMMENT DAILY!!!"
Now Today's Truly Stunning Card I Really Just Love The Fabulous
Colour Palette Its Just So Clean Looking, Yet Your Card Is Rich And Opulent.
I Really Love The Portuguese Background Die That You've Used And The
Lisbon Also The Fabulous Flowers They Look So Beautiful In This Colourway
An Awesome Card Using Fantastic Technique's And Tremendous Dies.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, You Inspire Me Daily.
Take Care Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Huge Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To Lynn Dalby For Winning The Wednesday Gift Card
I Know Sue Has Over 5,000 Blog Members It Would Be Great If A Larger Percentage Commented
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph x

crossstitchmarg said...

Happy Monday Morning Suel,
I love this card and the colours you have used, so far I have two of the Portuguese dies, but am gradually collecting them all. Just need the Christmas ones first so I can get on with my cards this year.
Peace will be shattered here today my Grandsons are back from their holiday and Nanny and Grandad have them today. Lots of fun to be had and two exhausted Grandparents this evening.
Have a wonderful day.
Maggie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another striking card in such a lovely colour. Thank you for the great die ĺaunch, I always find that seeing the die designs in a card allows me to visual how I could use them.x

Anne said...

There is no doubting who made this card, Sue. It is gorgeous.

Anne (Northampton)

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card to start our week off , just love it. Congrats to Lyn on her win. Hazel x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours xx hazel

sandy acland said...

Love the colour love the card:0)

Sandy (tort)

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful stunning card with us this morning Sue...this is the sort of card that I fell in love with when I first saw you demonstrating...I have all of the products used in your card except for the Sintra die as I’m still slowly collecting to complete each of my sets...one of the most useful is the Peony stamp & matching die as they really are versatile & easy to stamp & match up with the die. Wasn’t able to comment on your gorgeous new launch set until last night due to holiday but I did have a wow for them all especially the lattice snowflake & star spray.

But then since I first saw you demonstrate & joining this lovely blog you have never failed to Wow me on all counts with your card & die designs & of course not forgetting the fabulous hints & tips to help us in our creativities.

The Cornish Holiday....instead of 7 hours (incl stops for girls), it took us 11 ¾ hours to arrive...accident & burn out on M4 (what’s new) all lanes closed for ages so everyone out of our cars walking around as so hot...luckily our girls had the Lintram crate, crate fans & crate water bottles to keep them cool & hydrated. We also had chiller cool mats for the girls but by the time we got to our cottage the 2nd had split & girls were covered in yucky white sticky stuff...so instead of unpacking & eating we spent over an hour grooming & washing this stuff out of them.

But the cottage was lovely with views to die for & the peace & tranquillity 2nd to none. On our Anniversary (Sun) we had ordered a picnic to eat at Cardingham woods, yeah you guessed, it rained & we ate in the car...but it was lovely & we laughed it off. Then it poured down heavy all day on Thurs & we got soaked many times, eventually we gave up & went back to cottage where I lit my first ever wood burner, so cosy all snuggled up together watching the flames.

The best place we went to was Bellever woods in Devon...Hannah is slightly apprehensive at new faces & places but here she was so calm & both girls loved it (guess where I would like us to retire to...LOL) we sat by the peaceful flowing river & Steve & I ate our true Cornish pasties from Looe..Yum yum!!! So we decided to go back on our last day...lovely again but we drove into a thick blanket of fog on Dartmoor...not great for Mr B driving but I loved it, I grew up in Devon then mainly in Cornwall so knew how quickly the weather can change or the fog can roll in without warning.

It had been raining overnight but still beautiful...until the sole of my 16 year old hiking boot came off...right in the middle of the soggy field by the river...Yuk!!! Mr B for some reason couldn’t stop laughing...if only the shoe was on the other foot...LOL... anyways we had our picnic (me with soaking foot) then went into Tavistock to find new footwear...gosh the prices £80.00+...could have brought most of this new die launch...Boo Hoo...LOL...

Guess I needed a 2nd week to get over the first 9 days...lol

Congratulations to Lyn for winning the Wed Giveaway..What a beauty to take pride in your craft room...

Not had chance to read all the comments as no internet whilst away so I sincerely hope that everyone is well & happy...sending love ‘n’ Hugs to you Sue & to all lovely Wilsonettes...take care Beth B x x x x x

TDQ Karen said...

What a lovely card, love the colours and the strong Portuguese background .
Congratulations to Emma xx

Covgal said...

Another gorgeous card, lovely colour combo. Well done Lynn on your win of one of Sue's cards. X

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

what a super card today , it looks great on the photos, very clear and crisp-love the colours-fantastic as always. Think John is doing you proud with his samples also. x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, just such a beautiful card, the colour is fab and thr design is perfect.
Also enjoyed weekend die release, all I need now is a lottery win!!!!!!
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Barbara Gosden said...

Lovely card, I just love white and aqua cards. I've recently discovered your blog and been working my way through the archive and love the way you do pierced edges - I've bought a piercing ruler so I can try this technique.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful in aqua!!
Such a wonderful colour combo!
Lorna D

Debra Kenworthy said...

Beautiful card! I love the colour combination and those peonies look so lovely, they're top of my wish list. Debra x

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Ones again a beautiful card in a lovely colour combination! Congratulations to the lucky winner!
Take care Jane B.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really fresh colours and a stunning card
Doreen R

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the colour and the dies used.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

sued99 said...

A gorgeous card. Such a pretty colour.

Scottydog said...

Well Sue it might only be one card today but what a stunner, beautiful colours, very calming! You really use your dies to their full advantage. Really enjoyed the weekend & all your hard work in preparing all the card samples, thank you. Congratulations to Lynn, you will love your card in the flesh, so to speak as I was lucky to win two weeks ago & I can't stop looking at it - just beautiful.

sonja_w said...

Love the Aqua and white combo. The Lisbon dies are beautiful and so is this card x

Jane Franklin said...

Love the colours as they look so fresh and cheery. Thank you for all your time and effort in giving us so many cards and designs. Jxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue thank you for the last few days so interesting to see all the new items but nice to get back to summer today with the beautiful aqua card love from Jackie xx

Susi in Cyprus said...

A beautiful card in such a lovely colour! I'm building my collection of your dies. I've just ordered some from the Greek collection, think the Portuguese will have to be next!
Congratulations to Lynn on winning the card.

Susi in Cyprus

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, I love the way you layer up the dies and it doesn't look 'fussy'!! I try to get this same look but, sadly, it doesn't always work! I shall keep trying! Thanks for all the inspiration with your beautiful dies. Jo xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card in a gorgeous colour.
Thank you for your generosity again with the giveaway.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, what a ray of sunshine it's just
beautiful!!! Congratulations to Lynn!!!
Good luck!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour combo of this card, it's so pretty.
Beverley W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. I love the colour combo, so clean and fresh and how the dies mix so well.
Congratulations Lynn : )
Good luck again to everyone in the draw : )
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

hettygarlick said...

Really enjoyed seeing the Christmas dies over the weekend. We should never be lost for ideas with so many to choose from, and yours are so different from many other Christmas dies out there Sue.

Today's card is lovely. Beautiful colours and so much going on there, yet without seeming too much. I tried using the peony stamps but didn't like the result I got. Looking at your peonies today I see where I went wrong. I think I tried to layer up too many petals and it was just too much. Will try with fewer layers next time - less is sometimes more, as they say!

Angela (UK) said...

Thanks for the blogging weekend Sue it was great, just hope I'm lucky this time around. I so love this colour scheme, so pretty. Angela (UK)

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the colours the aqua colour is so fresh and pretty.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue, loving the color and the layers.
Elaine H X

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card to start the week and what a gorgeous colour too. This is really spectacular and the stamped peonies are a great finishing touch. Thank you so much for your latest blog launch, it was really great fun to see what was emerging the next time. Well done giving is such lovely new dies to play with.
Have a great day
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to Lynne on winning the card xxx
Beth your holiday sounds lovely even though the weather wasn't good. At least you could laugh about it and sorry I had to chuckle at your walking boot disaster but I'm with you with the £80 expenditure! Xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, thank you for a fantastic weekend. Love today's card, very pretty and feminine. The colours are great. Was just about to say see you later, but back to normal now! It is rather nice having several posts a dat, hard work for you but great for us.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very pretty card Sue, lovely colours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a beautiful card, love the aqua colour and the background die is just stunning. You always layer up your cards beautifully and the little flowers set it off perfectly. Well done Lynn on winning one of Sue's superb cards and a big thank you to you Sue for all your hard work and generosity. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anne Crawford said...

Fresh Beautiful and intricate Card! I love the Portuguese dies and this card really showcases them , thank you Sue for a lovely weekend displaying your new range, they are stunning!
Congratulations Lynne , enjoy your card!
Hugs to all xo

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, my favourite colour aqua on todays card, smashing, love it. You must be knackered after that long blog hop, I hope you are enjoying yourself with you Mum as well though.

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

djones said...


What a smashing card, Sue, especially after the last few days of new dies!!!





Doreen x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Thank you for the weekend die launch it was full of lovely ideas
Love today's card,wonderful colours
Best wishes
Karen M

June Horrocks said...

Thank you sue had a great time with the new dies love today's card my favourite colour beautiful dies you used xxxxx love June xxxxx

karenlotty said...

Well done Lynn You'll see that Sue's cards are even more fantastic on real life
Today's card is lovely It's in one of my favourite colours too
Thank you again for more fantastic dies It's pay day at the end of this week so... There'll be quite a few fall into a basket and words like "oh I've hd these ages" kind of conversations with OH! Not that he ever minds what I spend As I think his couple pints of beer once in a while pays for a new set of dies in my book - Gosh that sounds awful he doesn't drink that much or very often either
See you all later Good luck everyone x

Marion said...

Hi sue what a beautiful card ,love the colour .
and the die's are gorgeous.
Marion H

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the colour on this card and the cute flowers. Thank you for all your hard work on the recent die launch which I enjoyed immensely.
Congratulations to Lynn.
Have a great day everyone.

gwen70 said...

Another wonderful card Sue, loved all your new dies over the weekend, you are one talented lady

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Hopefully this comment won't appear three times! Having just received the Portuguese background, I can't wait to give this card a go. It's lovely and the colour combination is great. Right, pressing publish once Now! x

Jill Berg said...

Love the colours on this one

Chris Curry said...

Love the colours of the card and the design too. I see from my sisters comment that she is looking forward to using her Portuguese background stamp. Me too. LOL. Any card with the peony flowers on is a winner as far as I am concerned. Thank you Sue. Xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Yes I thoroughly enjoyed your postings over the weekend they were as I expected from you AMAZING!!! Todays card is absolutely gorgeous and made me do the happy dance lol!
Congratulations Lynn
Hugs x
Heather T

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Lovely card today .....almost Duck Egg Blue...... wonderful colour!
The Foundation card colours are growing, but still looking for Sage Green!
My Grand daughter in Oz gets her cards from me in this shade, she still loves FROZEN !
and I have Gems this colour too!
Love the Peonies and use them all the time, so glad you designed them Sue!
Lets hope the numbers stay up now the giveaway is over!
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card and colour, love the die. love Jean Z xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
First can I say a big thank you for a wonderful weekend of talent, inspiration and generosity, as well as all the time and effort you put in. You really do spoil us.
Todays card is really pretty and I love the colour combo.
Congrats to Lynne enjoy your card.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Val Jones said...

Love todays card Sue as it's made in my favourite colour.Lovely to see your new dies over the weekend and good luck to everyone in this afternoons draw.
Love Val in Spain x

Evis M said...

Morning Sue.
I was able to follow your blog in France last week and thought I would see Saturday's postings at my daughter's house, in Kent, in the evening. Wrong!
They had lost their internet connection in a storm, while we were all away, and so I had to wait until I got home yesterday afternoon to see Saturday's cards. Frustrating! Still 2 out of 3 days was better than none.
Today's card is absolutely beautiful and I would certainly give it a go. The colours are just lovely.
Take care,
Evis M.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
The colours on this are stunning and what a beautiful card

Hugs sarah xxx

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, the colours and shapes look great, thank you.

Congratulations to the Wednesday card give away winner.

craftihappiness and lots of love everyone,

Pearl x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful card I love the combo of those two colours, and the dies give so much detail to it to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Carol Clarke said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card, love the aqua colour with white such a beautiful card
Hugs
Carol x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue ... so pretty!
Rosemary xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, fantastic card, love the Aqua card you have used very fresh.
Thank you for a wonderful week end showing us the
Christmas dies, quite a lot of must haves in there.
Congratulations Lynne on winning Sues card, the look fantastic in real life.
Take care everyone and good luck for this afternoons draw. X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue
a lovely clean and fresh card
Denise X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love the aqua and white, have most of the dies you have used today so will have a god at this one.
Thanks you for a lovely weekend and the chance to win a die, you are very generous.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Such a lovely card today, so fresh. I keep yearning for the peony dies, but then others get there first!

Thanks again for the last three days. It was great to see your dies come to life through your wonderful samples.

Congratulations to Lynn and Good Luck to everyone for the draw.

Love Helen xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card to start the week. The Portuguese Dies are lovely This is one of my favourite colours so this card just ticks every box.
Thank you for a great weekend of dies, really enjoyed it.
Congratulations to Lynn on winning the Card and good luck to everyone in the draw.
Wendyxx

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, It is nice to be back in the fold again after almost a week away.
Today's card is gorgeous, the aqua and white always looks so good.
The dies used are lovely.

Congratulations Lynn, enjoy your card.
Good luck everyone for later today.

Annie Pennington said...

Love this colour combination. The flowers are lovely with the leaves peeking out. A super start to the week. x Annie P

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Out all weekend but had to keep dipping in to your blog to see your lovely new dies. Very pretty aqua card today. I keep forgetting I already have this colour card and keep buying more. I have quite a stash now, lovely. SueL x

Lea Brawn said...

Congratulations to Lynn. X

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

That is beautiful. I think I will enjoy using the Portugese die very much. I do like the colour choice for the card.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue,
Firstly, great card. I really must buy that background die, it's so versatile and really sets the card off beautifully.
Secondly, be assured that your lovely new dies and the samples are great fully received by us all.
The comment I can make is 'please stop bring out such wonderful dies my purse can't cope'! Lol
Have a great day
Zena xx

Susan said...

Love these colours, I made a card recently with aqua and white (using your dies and embossing folder) and it's one of my favourite colour combo's, reminds me of Tiffany's boxes!

Susan LT

Tressa said...

The Aqua and white combine to make a stunning combination. Add the results of using some beautiful dies and one gets, as one can only expect from you, a fabulous card. Thank you.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today, love the colour combo. Congrats to Lynne :-) So glad I was back to enjoy your mini launch Sue, great new dies and beautiful cards. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to Lynne.

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Exquisite. Like a beautiful cupcake, expertly and delicately decorated. You are like a master pâtissière who takes some ingredients and produces an exquisite original delight. Of course the raw ingredients are of exceptional quality.
I am beginning to realise that almost everything I say revolves around food - what does that say about me?
Congratulations Lynn - lucky you.
My fingers are firmly crossed in the hope that my name will appear later - one can live in hope.

Diane - Thank you for your good wishes yesterday. Jake and I entered into the spirit of things with great enthusiasm and managed incredibly well with our marathon roast dinner tournament. We then watched How to train your dragon 2. A 23 year old and his mum spending quality time together stuffing our faces and enjoying a cartoon. There would have been chocolate involved but neither of us could face it after consuming such an enormous banquet. Believe you me Jake and I turning down chocolate is a phenomenon which occurs about as often as an eclipse. For the record, How to train your dragon 2 is definitely worth a look x

Lorraine - your compliments are accepted gratefully. Personally I think I deserve an OBE. Dirty Dancing is one of my all time favourite films. Lusting after Patrick Swayze being a favourite past time of mine. However, watching Dirty Dancing with my son is not the best option as I cannot give Patrick the full attention he deserves. How to train your dragon seemed a much more suitable option as one would find it very difficult to have feelings of desire over an animated character. Lol. I often think that cats may have been a better option than children but probably would have cost me more if they had a liking for prawns x

Maria - I'm all for Toby Carvery - always tastes better if someone else has cooked x

Beth B - your holiday sounds very much like many a holiday I have experienced. Without mishaps it would be boring. Lol. Love Cornwall. Many a happy holiday spent there as a child and a few in later years. Know what you mean about needing time to recover. Put your feet up and have a Sue blockbuster session catching up on all the fabulous cards x

Have a lovely day everyone. Sun shining and blue sky here.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful bright and cheerful card to complement our 4th sunny day in a row (almost unheard of here lol). I love aqua almost as much as I love lilac so this card is right up my street.
Thoroughly enjoyed the week-end posts, thank you for all your hard work.

Lynn - congratulations on being the Wednesday winner.
Good Luck to everyone in the draw.

Frances

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Beautiful card today showcasing some fabulous dies, thanks for more ideas.
Congratulations to Lynne.
Love Maureen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Thank you again for all the work you put in to providing us with such a fun blog weekend and for your generosity in giving us a chance to win one of your dies.
Todays' card is a real SW card and just right to start the new week. Outside it is a lovely bright, fresh and sunny day and it matches your lovely, bright and fresh looking card in that beautiful Aqua and white.
Best Wishes to you, Sue, and all Wilsonettes for a good week ahead!
Lesley S x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Wow a stunning card love the background the colour combo is gorgeous. I love how all your dies work together.
Thank you so much for sharing with us your new mini die launch it was a fantast show of amazing die's & cards & the chance to win one of your beautiful collection. Good luck everyone.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratlations Lynn for winning Wednesdays card xx

BETH so pleased you had a good holiday despite the rain.you did make me smile with your boot incident & hubby thinkiing it so funny
But the price of new ones wasn't funny BETH. Just to let you know Annie is doing so well.Take care my friend love Lynda xx

Molly hope everything is good with your Grandaddy take care Hug's Lynda xx

TOB Theresa sending you som ((((((((hug's )))) xx
Weelybad hope you feeling better Hug's for you cuddles for Billy.xx

For all my friends some BIG HUG'S coming your way & good luck everyone in the draw. Lynda Xx

utilitygirl said...

Another great card Sue. Love that aqua colour card, so pretty.

ellyscard creatief said...

Another beautiful card Sue.

Littlelamb said...

Another lovely card. Love the colours. I have the background die but not the other ones. Wish list? Sympathy card to make so must get on.
Congratulations to Lynn

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very intricate, detailed and so pretty. I love the flowers. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone today's card is fab it done in my favourite colour an all the dies are really good. We was meant to be going down to see nan but we couldn't go because granddad is being really sick dad says he is not taking the second round of chemo as good as he did the 1st round. Thank you to everyone who sent kind words to him again. It took long time to read all the comments this weekend there seemed to be loads more people. Thank you everyone oxoxox

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card and such a fresh colour.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Today's card is stunning I love the aqua and white, it looks so fresh.
Love all of the dies you have used to create this gorgeous card.

Congratulations Lynn enjoy your beautiful card.

Love Brenda xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Such beautiful details and just love the background die. Hugs, Ivy xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

What a beautiful card to start off the week. So pretty and feminine. Aqua is one of my favourite colours.
Happy Days,
Lesley

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card in a beautiful colour. Thank you again for a lovely three days celebrating your new dies and good luck everyone

Molly sorry to hear your grandad wasn't too good with the chemo, fingers crossed his sickness goes away soon
Norah, wish Rory a belated happy birthday hope he gets to celebrate it today and do hope Kirsten is home from hospital

Thank you to everyone who wished my lovely little granddaughter Sarah a happy birthday on Saturday, we had a family party and she got lots of presents, even a Barbie in a wheelchair just like hers. News from GOSH was mixed, orthopaedic surgeon going replace metal rods in her back with ones up to her shoulder blades, results of the sleep study were terrible, not getting enough oxygen and co2 levels too high, so they are going to try her on a cpap machine to see if that helps. Now we just have to wait for a date for the surgery

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card!!! Love the Aqua!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love the pastel blue card you've used on this very pretty card and the bow made of bakers twine is so subtle. x

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, so love these colours, great design.

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Really enjoyed your mini launch, thank you, great dies.
This aqua colour makes such beautiful cards and also your lovely dies of course.
x

Jan from Long Island said...

Stunning card!!! I love the Aqua and white combination and the flowers are gorgeous! Congratulations to Lynne!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. I think this is a great demonstration of how a larger card can be made using the same dies. The Lisbon and Sintra dies are lovely and work together so well. I think the Peonies are always winners and the colour is so fresh. Thanks for sharing.

Speaking for myself thought I'm sure many will agree, I hope you know how much we appreciate your skill and generosity of time and knowledge. Thank you for a great launch.

Best wishes.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue and her crafty crew!

What a splendid card to begin a brand new week with. I love the colour tones, it is so fresh and summery, a nice contrast to the weekends festivities. I'm afraid that I don't have any of these fabulous dies, something that I will remedy just as soon as I purchase my Christmas collection- this list takes priority at the minute and it is so long that it will be the focus of my attention for a while yet!
This background die is simply stunning, I love the layering effect and the double piercing layers add a further dimension to the proceedings. I really must get the full petal peonies soon, I just adore the combination of the stamp against the coloured card. A triumph in design Sue, well done you!
I am still coming down from the new die launch, I have been perusing the craft websites trying to prioritise which dies I want most desperately, however it is such an impossible task. I simply cannot narrow it down to less than 25 at the moment and I don't think my bank manager, or my mum would be too chuffed if I splurged out on all of them! I find little and often to be a wiser option, that way I can fool them, and myself , that I'm not actually spending obscene amounts on pieces of intricate metal, beautiful though they may be:-)
Congrats to Lynn for being this weeks lucky recipient, and best of luck to all my buddies who took the time to wish our lovely Sue good luck with her launch-I do hope many of you stay because commenting and reading all the great anecdotes on her wonderful blog is the highlight of my day!
Molly, so sorry to hear that your Grandads chemo is proving difficult for him, I do hope that he feels the benefit soon. Good luck to you all sweetie, try to keep positivexxx
Beth, so glad to have you back with us, refreshed from your break away. I'm afraid no holiday passes without incident, does it, but you bore it with your usual good humour-though I too would have been mighty peeved to have to spend £80+ on hiking boots when Sue has just launched her new Christmas selection:-(
Yvonne my dear, I think we should put all of this talk of food to bed now, I think that I have put on a stone just talking about it! I am glad you managed to wade through your roast dinner though, it sounded beautiful. Your right of course, Patrick Swayze should be appreciated in private, not in the company of no.1 son-it wouldn't do for him to see mum all breathless and giggly at the sight of Jonnys rippling muscles and hip action! It made me feel 13 again, the age I was when I first enjoyed it at the cinema, ahhh, those were the days!
Another sunny day in Stirling, going to abandon all plans of ironing and enjoy our taste of an Indian summer:-)

Loads of love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Where do you get your inspiration from to keep coming up with such lovely cards. I love the dies you have used today and the colours are so pretty.


Regards
Joan from Newcastle

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, lovely soft colouring.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for a wonderful blogging weekend. I even managed to introduce your blog to some people whom I met at a family wedding as they wanted to know how I had managed to cut out such an intricate background on the card I had made for the bride and groom. I was tempted to take all of the credit but thought better of it as we need all the Wilsonettes we can get and gave them your blog address.
The Aqua card is so pretty with the white and I think that your Poruguese dies are my favourite, favourites.
Congrats to Lynne. Enjoy your card.
Hugs. xxx. Pauline A

julie laz said...

Hi sue, omgoodness this is a lovely card,
Love the colour, hugs Julie x

I hope nobody minds me been late
With my comments xxx

sorry not left comment until now (been ill)
The new dies are beautiful,
I want, need and would love all the range,
Your cards are as beautiful as ever and I love them all,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Colleen said...

Such a Beautiful card. Love the colors as well as the softness of it. Great layering.
You're a great inspiration to us all
Have a wonderful and enjoyable day

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the aqua colour and all your delicate layers beautiful.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
What a very busy card today lol. So much detail to look at dunno where my eyes wanna go first
Loving the Aqua colour it's lush xx
CongratulTions Lynne on ur card enjoy

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
GETTING VERY ADDICTIVE TO YOUR DIES AND FLOWERS. THEY ARE GOING ON EVERYTHING. SMASHING COLOUR FOR TODAY'S CARD. GREAT DIMENSION, FAB.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Yes I did enjoy seeing all your new die releases and all the beautiful cards you made with them. Today's card is beautiful as always lovely colours too
Congrats to the winner
Take care
Hazel G XX

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A beautiful card today sue x I love the aqua colour its my favourite x the peonies are calling out to me again but what with your new release I have some really tough decisions to make ! Thankyou so much sue for a fantastic weekend I thoroughly enjoyed it x
Congratulations lynn x
Pat so glad sarah had a good birthday I have never seen a barbie in a wheelchair x
Karen I too use the ' I've had it for ages ' ploy and I think I know at least one other wilsonette that does too !!!
Beth glad you had a good if wet and expensive holiday x we have been going to looe for many years and always have a fantastic time but we usually have a drama of sorts !
Lorraine I'm having difficulties too narrowing down my list x just when I think I have it sorted sue goes and brings us more delights x
Yvonne I've given up having Sunday roasts all the family work different shifts 7 days a week so it ends up being a Tuesday or Wednesday roast its just not the same unfortunately x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card d Sue!! Love the color!! The die cuts are awesome

Meg said...

This is so lovely Sue, everything goes together so well.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

Kellie 0:) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love that colour combo. TFS

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty, just love those dies and the colour combination.

Shirley T.

Christine Harrop said...

This colour is so soft and beautiful! Gorgeous card. Well, my purse is much lighter now having bought some of your Christmas dies Sue! Christine

Diane said...

Oh so beautiful! Love those colours of the card.
Diane

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Wow! what a wonderful marathon again Sue with your beautiful dies! again, "Good luck everyone!" Such a gorgeous card Sue with the Portuguese background and the Sintra and Lisbon die are gorgeous. Lovely aqua card and the peony and twine just set this card off. Gorgeous xx "Thank you Sue" for all the inspiration you give us all xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Love and hugs also for our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx Love Karen xx

Jean Bullock said...

The card is gorgeous and I love die combinations you used. I pinned as usual. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765609429590/

magpie said...

Ps congratulations Lynn on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! Do the whoop whoop dance! Just wait until it comes you'll wonder how it looks even more gorgeous in real life! xx Love Karen xx Wonderful!

Dawn Holben said...

Wow an absolutely gorgeous and very pretty card, I love all the fine details the dies give and the gorgeous colours.
Loved the new die launch, they are all gorgeous and see you can see the thought you have put into them.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a gorgeous card and I love all the layers! So many beautiful details to look at! Your dies are awesome!

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to Lynn on winning last Wednesday's lovely card!
I agree with you Sue on hoping the newbies that showed up this weekend decide to stay around. They will be missing lots of beautiful and inspirational creations if they don't!
Today's card is delicious!! I love the colors you chose and the dies you used are amazing!!!
Thank you again for the awesome mini release this weekend!! I have now added quite a few to my wish list~~ If only money grew on trees! I would have every single one of your dies and stamps! TFS!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I just can't stop saying WOW to all your cards !! Today's card is again, absolutely gorgeous Sue !! I love all the dies you have used from your Portuguese Collection. It is so detailed and delicate looking !! A really stunning card and I so love the aqua and coconut white colour combo !! It looks very spring / summer like. I love the Peony flowers to !! Thank you for sharing another "WOW" card with us. Sending lots of love and hugs to you Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to Lynne Dalby for winning a beautiful "WOW" card from Sue. Lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love this aqua and white card. You do recessed areas so well. I am still struggling with recessing my layers. I must work harder. I manage to do the "built up layers" just fine. It's just I can not seem to "see" the recessed part when I am visualizing the design. Maybe if I do the steps with one of your videos I will get it correct! I did some piercing over the week end and thought of you. My wrist, hands, fingers, shoulders, and back where all in a stressed hurt from piercing some card layers. I know you find piercing "relaxing". I wish it were the same for me! Wishing all a wonderful week.

Bente Sørflaten said...

So beautiful, love the colors!

scrAPpamondo said...

The aqua and white colours combination is very delicate and classy! Love all the dimension of this card and the fab 3D flowers! The pearcing all around the layers is a lovely touch!

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue and beautiful colours used.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

patwyn said...

Thank you, Sue for showing all your new dies on the weekend. The cards were beautiful and very inspirational. I don't normally make Christmas cards but I think that may change this year after your blogathon.

Now for today's card - it is simply stunning. I love the Portuguese dies and also the Aqua colour card. Oh, and the gorgeous flower, of course. Lol

Congrats to Lynn and all the other winners. Enjoy your prize.

Pat xxx

Susan White said...

What a stunning card Sue and the colours are just fabulous together - thanks for sharing, Susan x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful colour, love the flowers

Love2papercraft said...

Wow! What a beauty! Those Portuguese dies really are something...something to add to my wish list :)
The weekend launch was a lot of fun - was the first one I was able to participate in since I started following your blog...so exciting to have even more beautiful things to look at each day. Thank you for all the time & effort you put in to everything!
Rebecca in Colorado

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Well what a pretty card and very feminine.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card & love the aqua & white together, so stunning...

Love everything about this beautiful, opulent card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and your crafty crew
Well what an absolute stunner you have given us today it's gorgeous Sue
You have spoilt us over the weekend and I thank you for your generosity with the die giveaway
One day my name will be there in winners corner
Take care all Theresa G

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love the colours, aqua is such a pretty colour especially with white.

Lynne L said...

This card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies you've used Thank you for the lovely new Christmas dies they ate all superb so difficult to choose which to buy!

Lynne L said...

This card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies you've used Thank you for the lovely new Christmas dies they ate all superb so difficult to choose which to buy!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I always love this colour combination, and this is an exquisite card, so beautiful.

Your weekend launch, was great, more dies on my wish list or should I say on the top of my never ending shopping list.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald Baldock

melody said...

Hi sue, beautiful card love everything about the dies the colours it's fantastic, thank you for picking me for the beautiful star die I know someone else who I going to love this die. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Sandy H said...

What a lovely start to week. Love the delicate colour you've used for this pretty card.
Thanks for all the inspiration you've given over the weekend. Really enjoyed the mini die launch.
Congratulations to Lynn Dalby.
Take care everyone.

Elizabeth Beal said...
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Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, love the colours, so fresh.
Di B. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Another Stunner! I have this Lisbon die but haven't layered it quite like this before - guess what I'm now going to do?
Lorraine

Vie Carter said...

Love the aqua card, love the dies used and love the design - just fab

Vie
x

DeCor said...

Another wonderful card. It has a very soothing effect on me. Same with me I love the dies in this card.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I lost my last post! I am running late today as am involved in a Children's Holiday Club all week! I'm doing the Crafts. I'm a wee bit tired already!
Sorry I haven't read any of today's posts as there are too many to start now. I will watch the video later too.
The card is stunning however !
I have however checked my emails and got one fro CE this morning to say that you've been Nominated for Best Overall Designer for 2015!
Many many Congratulations - it couldn't happen to a nicer lady or a more deserving one. It gives details about voting too! We'll Vote!!
Lots of love, Myra xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Humberta said...

Sue, i have only recently discovered your beautiful cards and amazing dies! I'm so loving the dies and have spent way too much purchasing them, but can't resist. Keep up the beautiful work!