Sunday, 30 August 2015

Just For You

 Good Sunday morning all!  I thought I would show off one of the matching stamps for my Caribbean Collection dies.  First off I created my background by using just the decorative insert from the Cygnus Gemini die set on each side of the background.  I raise it with foam and added it over another piece of white card for a tone on tone look that showed off the detail nicely.  For the focal element, I stamped the Island Garden Stamp To Die For stamp in black Archival ink.  I coloured it with Distress markers (Shaded Lilac, Forest Moss and Worn Lipstick)  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and cut it out with the matching St. Barts die.  It is easy to line up through the sticky sheet if you hold it up to the light, the black lines will easily show through.  Once cut, I covered it with clear micro beads for a lovely texture.  I cut two Caribbean corners and added them to the top and bottom of the die cut before adding it to the centre of my background.  I cut the centre of the St. Barts die in white and layered it up in the middle with foam and topped it with my sentiment, which I cut out with the smallest die in the St. Barts die set.  I inked it with Shaded Lilac before removing it from the die.  I completed the card by piercing a white mat and adding another white mat for backing.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

Chaffinch!!!
Berina RGA!!!
Linda Mitchell!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Monday Aug. 24th, the winners are:
A Happercrafter6!!!
Clare W!!!
Jackie Meechan!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Aug. 26th, the winners are:
Jan in Sheffield!!!
Rosemarie F!!!
Hazel Young!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x




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192 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue.
Congratulations to all winners.
Happy Weekend folks.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,always love it when we see one with your stamps and colouring,would love to see more of these,they are so beautiful.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Jan on the Fosse said...


This card Sue is really beautiful I love it.I have not used micro beads for ages must get them out again.

Jan

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue and love the white on white thing with the Gemini dies. Have a great day, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card Sue, so pretty. Congratulations to all winners JJxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you. Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful piece of art. EXCELLENT. Best wishes Loraine (Lorrie)xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning, I love all of it but I must say your stamps are superb. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. The card is gorgeous. Another of your beautiful stamped image's and you have coloured it in lovely, must get my micro bead's out again, the iced snow and dimond sprinkle's seem to have taken over at the moment LOL. Congratulation's to all the lucky winner's.
Take care everyone and have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...


Morning Sue
What a gorgeous card.
The Cygnus die is beautiful
Pat x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the stamp. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card today. The Cygnus die is so pretty and you do have a way of showing it off on this card.
Can't wait to see what you bring us on Hotchanda.
I find it much more relaxing to watch than C&C.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Have a good weekend everyone! I am at work!
Anne M xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and dies and stamp thank you tracyw

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue.
What a gorgeous card you have for us. I just adore tone on tone particularly white on white, but that's pop of colour for the focal point just - In your words makes the card sing, it really is adorable.
Managed to watch yesterday's video and I agree with those that admired your top, you popped out of that recording like a summer's day 😊
I also caught up with the 2 shows I recorded on HOCHANDA - I have eaten my words and put it right all being well, so have the next lot of shows tomorrow all set up ready.
Well, that is it apart from congratulating the comment winners.
Sending Sunday hugs to you Sue and Sam and to Alison and Tina, whatever your plans for the day, have a good one.
Lancashire Steph xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Gorgeous Summery card to wake up to. I have the Cynus and love it.
Have a great day and hope you haven't been affected by this hurricane malarkey.
Ang x

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue from a bright and sunny Marigny
Today's gift is just gorgeous. I love the stamp and the colours are just perfect. White/white with just that little bit of colour certainly draws the eye to where you want it to go. This gift has certainly gone into my 'must do' file and I know that it will not recline there very long before it pops outIt.

It's a full on day here today. Packing the car and doing the last housework jobs that need doing. I know that be the end of the day that if it's as HOT as yesterday was then I'm going to have one humungous headache or probably murdered my other half. We shall see.

To all in pain and suffering today I hope your day gets better and to everyone please take care and stay safe. I might just get to see you tomorrow before we set off.
Janet x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another STUNNING card, love everything about it
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Linda Mitchell said...

I like the way you have put micro beads over the stamp, it gives a more subtle look, I will be trying this one. I had a whole day of uninterrupted card making yesterday. I didn't copy your cards, as I haven't got all your dies and stamps, but I took inspiration from them and came up with my own version. Without you planting the ideas in my head I would be at a loss as where to start, so thank you Sue. I am one of the lucky winners of the weekly draw, I'm over the moon!
Thank you for making my day
Linda

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really sunny card today on this dull and dismal Sunday which looks like it is going to get worse rather then better later. However your card is a lovely reminder of summer, thank you. I also love the tone on tone white it really does make a beautiful creation.

Am enjoying Hochanda and am looking forward to seeing you on there.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Happy Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

auscrafts said...

Very pretty card

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morining Sue,
Happy Sunday to everyone.
This card is stunning and yippee I have all the dies but not the stamp, I'm sure I can improvise with some of the other creative expression stamps I have.
Congratulations. To all the winners Yesterday and today ( I forgot to congratulate yesterday's winner)

Have a lovely day and don't let the weather spoil it rain or shine I'm crafting today bought 2 more of your die sets yesterday. I have already played with the one last night made a ''gothic coloured card for my niece' who is getting engaged and they are into Red and black in a big way that's the theme of the wedding lol.

Thanks again Sue for the stunning card, I will try this later if I can.

Maggie

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love those borders they look so Lace like. Happy Sunday all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card with wonderful cut work and gorgeous colour. Congratulations to the winners.x

Anne said...

This is a beautiful card, Sue. Hoping to get some craft time today - I have loads of new Cosmic goodies to play with!

Anne (Northampton)

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & I love the way the micro beads really alter the coloured image.

Michele

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card, love the stamp! Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful stamp, Beautiful carD. congratulations to all the winners

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the matching stamps. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card and stamp,congrats to the winners .enjoy the weekend Jane B.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love love this card,as stamping is my main love and having dies to do the cutting is the icing on the cake.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

rosiejt said...

Lovely card, lovely design and lovely colours.

ellyscard creatief said...

This is gorgeous Sue.

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a surprise this morning - I am a winner! Thank you Sue.
I love today's card, especially as it will be easy to adapt to the dies I have. Hoping to do some crafting today.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara Gosden said...

A beautiful elegant card.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. I like the stamp associated with the die. The nice thing about this sort of stamps is that you can chose the colours and even cards with the same layout can look different. Thank you.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Today's card is simply beautiful! It is so fresh and pretty I simply love it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is so pretty - love the colours too! Stunning!
Well done to all the winners!
Janette x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, love the design. Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Pat Aberdeen said...

Very pity and fresh looking love the dies x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautoful, love today's card. Congrats to the winners

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Ohhhhhhhh!! this is gorgeous, you have reminded me to get out my micro beads.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Awww so so pretty , clean and fresh, i love it .
Well done to all winners enjoy !.
Take Care Sue.
Elaine H X

Debra Kenworthy said...

Congratulations to the winners. Lovely card today! Wonderful card design and colours. Debra x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty stamp, makes a very pretty card. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning! I love the stamp.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love this card it is so delicate and white on white always works well. This stamp is very pretty pretty and nice to see microbeads again. The demonstrations on Hochanda are great and can't wait to see yours soon. Congratulations to the lucky winners today. Have a lovely weekend,
YvonneMay

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the colours and your design is absolutely wonderful.
Have a lovely bank holiday

Debs A xxxx

Jane Franklin said...

Love the card very delicate with the background die. Congrats to the winners. Jxxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely, clean lines, feminine card Sue, so pretty.Thank you. On a personal note I would like to say my sister did not let me down on my birthday wishes yesterday, Gran Calibur junior plates, dandelion dies, smoothies and flowers too. Brilliant, definitely going to play today.Xx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning, adore it, congrats to all the winners

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, just beautiful you never
cease to amaze me!!!
Looks like we are in for a good day :)
Sshh the sun is shining!!!
Congrats to winners!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I love how the flowers and sentiment pop!

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty and feminine card today, white on white with the Cygnus die....GORGEOUS!
Congrats to all the winners.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. I love the stamped image it makes such a lovely centre piece. Thank you for all the beautiful cards every day you show. Great inspiration. Hugs Heather.x

Scottydo said...

Beautiful card & I just love thet stamp. The colour gives it a delicate look & makes it dainty & feminine. Thank you Sue!

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
just think this card is beautiful and hoping on Hochanda you'll be colouring for us!
and stamping of course! x

Scottydog said...

Forgot to say congratulations to the winners!

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful Sue, I always like it when you do stamping as well...besides sentiments that is .
So pretty.
Congrats to the many winners!
XxRuth

Cora dirknala said...

beautiful

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Hi Sue lovely card and congratulations to all the winner's
Luv Rach :)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the colours of the flowers makes the card stand out!
Well done to the lucky winners
Take care
Love Marg

Rosemarie said...

.Morning Sue, Thrilled to see my name amongst the winners. Today's card is so pretty. I love the white on white with just that pop of colour in the middle.

Love Rosemarie x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is a beautiful card. Love the Gemini dies and the stamping is lovely. When I first looked, I thought you had made the purple pansies, Congratulations to all of the lucky winners. Hope everyone has as good a day as possible sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning stunning sue love it thank you so much love June horrocks xxxxx

Marion said...

Sue this is stunning ,love the stamped part ,the colouring is beautiful.
Marion H

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card, the stamps to die for are such a great idea and I love the design of this one. Also really like the way that you have used the Gemini die, we have so many options with your dies. Congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks for all the inspiration,
Heather Treble

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

A really beautiful card. Loved John's denos on Hochanda.

Love
Roz.x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love how your stamps and dies go together and gemini dies are always lovely, beautiful card
Congratulations to all the winners
Muriel x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card. The dies and stamp are beautiful.
Congratulations to all of the lucky Comment Game winners : )
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, love the flowers, great colour. xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh that is just so pretty, I love the stamp youve used and those border diecuts look stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous design Sue. I think I might just take inspiration from it and make a card up using the border die as part of it. Congrats to the winners. Hazel x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue what a pretty stamp. I must have seen it before and forgotten it! Makes a wonderful topper love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sueveryone
The new stamp is lovely along with your card. Congratulations to all the winners.
Regards Joan from Newcastle

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning just Stunning!
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really beautiful card, love the flower stamp, and the die cut borders are perfect. Congratulations to the comment game winners. Take care. Bx

Jane Brookes said...

Ooooo I like this

hettygarlick said...

What a lovely card. I really love the matching stamps. I've just made a Christmas card using the Poinsettia Medallion stamp and enjoyed doing it so much - we all love a bit of colouring don't we? I see the shops are now selling lots of colouring books for adults!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card and what a pretty stamp! Thanks for sharing.
We'll done winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hello Sue
If I were to receive this card I don't think I'd ever take it down. Wonderful. Well done all you lucky winners
Vanessa x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Special Friend Sue,
What Can I Say That I Haven't Said So Many Many Times
Before, I Just So Love Today's Card So Very Fresh Crisp And Clean I Just
Love The Caribbean Collection Of Dies, Also The Extremely
Very Beautiful Cygnus From The Gemini Die Set, This Is Really
Stunning.
I Love "The Magnificent Island Garden Stamp" I Must Purchase
This One As Its Just So Very Pretty, And You've Used Another Favourite
Product Of Mine The Very Tactile Micro Beads, But Now "Creative Expression"
Have So Many Fantastic Products That I Sometimes Forget What I've Got
I Love How You've Used "The St Barts" For The Sentiment And Then Great
Tip By Using The Corner Die From The Caribbean Die Set And Using It At
Top And Bottom Of Your Sentiment.
Truly Tremendous Beautiful Card.
I've Got My Recorder All Set Up For When Your On "Hochanda"
As You Know I'll Be On My Wonderful Holiday, But I Don't Want Miss Your Tremendous Show's
Take Care My Special Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, Congratulations To All Winners Of This Weeks Comments Gifts Enjoy
Please Join Sue's On "BLOGLOVIN" So She Can Get To Her Rightful Position In The "TOP OF THE BLOGS"
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Great Care.

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, so stylish and pretty. Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda as we will get even more chance to see your fantastic demos. Have a great Sunday. x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely GORGEOUS. Love everything about this card. Hugs xx Pauline A

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue,
what an absolutely beautiful card today Sue. All the cards you make are fantastic but some like todays, make my heart skip a beat.
Good luck with the shows tomorrow. Sadly I cant get Hochanda on either tele or computer so I'm very envious of all the positve comments I'm reading.
Love Val in Spain x

carol quinn said...

This one really has that WOW FACTOR ....beautiful

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card you have given us today, I love everything about it ...... It's all just beautiful.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Love Brenda xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the stamped image and the micro beads , also love the St Barts dies .
Congratulations to all the comment winners, enjoy your prizes !
Hugs to all xo

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Totally scrumptuous!..love everything about this card, the Island Garden stamp is so pretty, especially with it's coating of micro beads and the use of the Cygnus die to frame either side is just perfect - but, are you sure it's not against the law to use those Geminis for anything other than bags?...I thought it was!....lol

Congratulations to all the winners - enjoy your prizes...

Izzy

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the stamp is fab. Glad to see you are using the stamps as well as the dies in your creations.

Congratulations to the blog winners.

Love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew
Lovely card this morning very pretty x

karenlotty said...

Congrats to winners The card is lovely The colours are right up my street White on white looks so stylish and the po of colour just brings it all together

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so pretty and love the colours. love Jean Z xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very lovely card
Doreen R

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I'm a good sister! Lol xx

Maria Illsley said...

Absolutely stunning love the stamp
On my wish list along with the dies xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I particular love the Gemini dies which look so delicate used like this. Another lovely card. Well done to all winners. Enjoy opening the envelope. .. I did!

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A beautiful card. Just love it.
regards,
Evis M.

Jayne S said...

A beautuful card Sue. The stamp compliments the dies so well.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Wow, this is such a pretty card today!
I love all your cards but to me this one really stands out and has to go on my list of favourite cards.
The dies and the stamp are great and I think they will have to go on my To Buy list!
The colours you have chosen for the colouring are gorgeous but the card would also look great in other colour combinations!
Best Wishes to you and all your Blog followers on this dreary Sunday down South!
Lesley S x

Always Learning said...

Another beautiful card. Love the dies they are so versatile. X

Karen Drew said...

So beautiful and delicate.

Congratulations to the winners

Luv
Karen xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, tone on tone is always eye catching.
Might just have to make something similar for a couple of wedding cards I need to make.
Have a great day everyone, congratulations to all the winners!
Take care, Jess x

IVY Cheong said...

Amazing eye catching card. Truly beautiful I love this card. Ivy xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Your stamps and colouring look so good on this card. I must see if Joanna stocks them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card, I love the colours.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card loving the blue flowers xxx love yvonne bennett xx

rolfi said...

WOW WOW WOW
Good morning Sue,
what a stunning card again... The Cygnus Gemini dies look so great as borders on both sides!!!
Rolf xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the dies you have used and your beautiful stamp. All on my wish list. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oooooo..... oooooo.... ooooo be still my beating heart....what a wow factor! Gorgeous Sue! I have the Cygnus die (whoop!) x Your colouring is stunning and then the texture of the micro beads just add to the beauty of this card. Amazingly beautiful! "Thank you Sue!". Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs too to all our present and missing Wilsonettes xx Congratulations Rach on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! Do the whoop whoop dance....and again when it lands on your doorstep They truly are even more gorgeous (how?) in real life xx Congratulations to all of our comment winners! Enjoy your prizes! Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Cathie Weary said...

Fabulous card today Sue. Love the colouring with the mica beads. So looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda. It is a great platform for learning without all the interruptions. Have a great day.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so delicate.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

SueJ said...

A gorgeous card, love the stamp and dies used.
Congratulations to all the winners, well done.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Fabulous post today and what I call a pretty and delicate card.

Congrats to all the winners....

Paula said...

Such a pretty, delicate card Sue! I love everything about it, and I have most of the dies needed to make it too, always a bonus! :)
Congratulations to the winners.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Linda Norris said...

Congratulations winners your all so lucky enjoy your prize xx

Beautiful card Sue as always I love it. I bought yet another of your dies yesterday the pretty mosaic bows going to have fun with them today. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend Sue and all you other lovely crafters.

ursula said...

This is just so pretty Sue, love the idea of the micro beads, gives it lovely dimension...superb card...luv Ursula xx

Jill Liddle said...

Another very beautiful card today Sue. That little bit of colouring really makes it "pop".

Susan Lesperance said...

Oh Sue--This card is so pretty. We are without electricity but my husband got my tablet on to the internet so I've been watching all of your Christmas You Tube videos. The hurricane passed us luckily so we are not sure what happened to the electricity. Have a lovely Sunday.

Sue L

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Oh so pretty, I love your stamps just wish I could colour as well as you. Must get the micro beads out as well

Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today, I love it! I've always liked a bit of colouring, so this is right up my street. Love and hugs
Alison D x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Rosemary xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is another beautiful card, I love the dies and the colouring. So clean and fresh, perfectly lovely.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card...I'm so struck by the sizes of your cards...I love the large sizes, but am curious how you mail them. Do you make envelopes? Here in the States, over-sized cards cost a small fortune to mail, although I still make my cards large (A2 size just isn't enough space for me)...but, usually only up to 5x7 or 6x6. I like that your dies accommodate larger cards... TFS your art and talent with us. Jan D., Florida, USA

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card, I love the floral stamp it is so pretty and the detail down the sides compliments it so well.
I also love the way the stamps are designed with the dies in mind making it so much easier to get the shape.
Absolutely love everything about this card and I love playing with the microbeads.

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! This is another gorgeous card. I love the dies and that beautiful stamp. The colors you used are just so lovely. I have to buy some clear micro beads...love the effect!!! Congratulations to all the lucky winners and have a beautiful day everyone!

Marianna Hammer said...

What a beautiful card today. I love it.
The stamps are so pretty and you ever beautiful dies.
How can it be anything other than gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty card, Sue. The stamp you used is gorgeous, colours are beautiful and i just love the use of all the dies .
Your Jersey pal,
Pauline

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today, Sue, do like the Cygnet cutout side panels and the micro beads give such a softening effect. Beautiful.
Well done to all the comment winners - lots this week.
Jan D - in UK basic postage only applies to things smaller than 24 x 16.5 cm, but after that a large letter is up to about A4 paper size and the bonus is that the thickness allowed goes up to 2.5 cm, so lots of leeway. Better to be hung for a sheep as a lamb is the old saying, so if you're sending a bigger card you may as well pile on the embellishments!! Easy posting is in a large padded envelope with a bit of extra cardboard stiffener if necessary - seem to arrive okay and I post loads. It's always a bit of a toss-up, economy and flat, or bigger blousier cards costing not an awful lot more to mail. Can also economise by posting second class a day or three earlier - can you do that in the US?

'P' in Wales

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the way you have used the gemini die. I have a couple of these but different ways of using them are very welcome. Thanks.

Well done all the winners (including me).
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Saba said...

Hello Sue
This is one gorgeous card. I absolutely love it, it's so crisp and fresh looking. Thank you once again for all your inspiration.
Congratulations to all the lucky ladies, enjoy your prizes.
Love and Hugs for all
Saba xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, I really like the Cygnus die, must have missed it, but it is now on my wish list
Wendyxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes!

Wowzers! What a gorgeous card with just the right amount of colour to make the focal point pop. The stamp is beautiful and really enhanced by your expert colouring-note to self,I really should get some distress markers. I love the Cygnus die and used it recently on my brothers birthday card, it's reminiscent of the Art Deco movement. All in all, a superb card!
Just a quick pop by, had a hectic day with my little nephew and niece- they're both diabetic so mealtimes are a challenge to say the least, is it just me or are kiddies getting fussier with the availability of so much convenience foods? We decided to go to Stirling Castle which is fantastic, and being a History graduate I love going to anywhere older than me! Hard though that may be to find any places nowadays:-) The historical significance is somewhat lost on an 8 yr old and a 4 yr old though, they are happy just running round the grounds and battlements. Windy's not the word though, needed a sheepskin coat and a can of hairspray even though it's summer and deceptively sunny. Much fun and hilarity was had by all though but I'm now rather pooped and in need of a warm drink and a catch up on today's comments.
Good news that John has been scheduled to do some more shows on Hochanda tomorrow- I really enjoyed the other day, I just hope we have a new die selection on offer.
I'm going to spend the rest of the afternoon watching Sues you tube demos looking for some inspiration for my Mums birthday cards. I have been trying to complete a cross stitch of a photograph of our sadly departed cats Gizmo and Dante for her present but unfortunately it has proved more challenging than I had anticipated- if only we chose black and white cats instead of tabbys I would have been finished months ago:-) Nevermind, I have some tigers and a lion plus it's cubs that I have also done for her so I'll get them framed instead.
Beth, Yvonne, Melody and family, plus anyone else who needs a healing hug, hope you are all having an easier day and feel a bit betterxxx
Hope you are enjoying the latter part of your holiday with Mum Sue, looking forward to seeing you on our screens again soonxxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Oops! What bad manners! Huge congratulations to all of this weeks lucky winners, hope you enjoy playing with your prize.

Hugs,

Laine1972xxxx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

What a beautiful card and design. The colored stamp is beautiful. I love all the elements of the card. And the lacy die cuts are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card today sue x I love how you have used the gemini die it looks so pretty and delicate x the stamping and colouring looks fantastic x I must invest in some more of your stamps but I get a bit confused ( doesn't take much ) as to which stamps match which dies . I shall see if I can find some at ally pally and maybe a member of the brilliant CE team may be able to advise me x
Molly hope you are having a great time in devon x
Rebecca sorry yes you are right wellies are rain boots well mud boots this weekend . Boy have they needed them ! Reading festival is a music festival by the way , not a book or bifocals in sight ! They did get a little of your bottled sunshine on Friday so they wish to thank you although my sons got a burnt nose !!!
Yvonne thinking of you and hopefully you will feel better soon x big hug x
Deb welcome back glad you had a good holiday x
Chris curry what a wonderful sister you have x thinking of trying the smoothies myself would love to know how you get on with them x
Lorraine so sorry you have been getting over excited xit sounds exhausting what you go through x I won't mention any possibilities of winning one of sues wonderful creations to be on the safe side x you should see the state of me at sues stall at ally pally ! I'm sure I'm going to pass out this year with excitement x I'm like a giddy schoolgirl !!!
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue.

Love and hugs
Meg
Xxxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Stunning card and beautiful die cuts! Congrats to all the lucky-duck winners!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card! I love the flower stamp, lovely colours used on that one. All in all a great card to cheer up a murky Sunday. x

Eunice said...

Such a pretty card Sue. I love the Gemini collection of dies they are becoming my very fav!! Congrats to all the winners!

TOB said...

Hi Sue, wow what a beautiful card.
Hugs Theresa xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

The Cygnus die cuts looks great. I really like the look of the Island Garden stamp, I don't own any in the range, I will have to do some investigating, lol. Lovely card and colour. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all the comment game winners.

Best wishes

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE

THIS IS VERY PRETTY AND ELEGANT. THINK THIS STAMP IS GOING ON MY LIST TO BUY. (JUST ORDERED IT LOL ) SO VERY PRETTY AND SOME MORE ICED SNOW LOL. GEMINI DIES ARE BRILL. THEY LOOK SO GOOD. FABULOUS CARD, LOVE IT .
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your Cygnus Gemini die set is goregeous! Everytime I see it cut-out, I say I must buy this one. Have not done so yet. I definetly will check in the US for a source for it this week. Just gotta have it! Your card is lovely today. Most of us would stop layering long before you do. You inspire us to go a step or two, or three, beyond when we think we are finished. Those extra steps/layers give our cards that extra special "Sue Wilson" touch. I especially like the added micro-beads. Wishing all a great week.

Lisbeth said...

What a very striking card. I love it's apparent simplicity (although I can see there is a lot of work involved)

Lisbeth

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card. I always like the cards when you colour the stamping a sit is something I love doing. I can't draw but love to colour.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue.
I love the matching stamps as they are so pretty.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I think this beautiful card has a very light and delicate feel to it. I really like the way you have used the dies and the stamping is, as always, lovely.

Congratulations to all of today's winners, enjoy playing with your prizes.

Frances

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
As always gorgeous card
Congratulations to all the winners - today's and any I've missed whilst not fully active.
Still not brilliant but managed to have a bath - and get back out again - unaided, (without getting stuck! Then after a rest I was able to make myself a coffee. This may not sound like much but believe you me it's huge in Yvonne's world.
I have not been able to go through all the comments yet as my brain cell is still refusing to behave and process information.
Lots of love to everyone. Hoping you're Bank Holiday is enjoyable.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I say this again and again today's card is beautiful and I love it
Sue you are so inspirational and always share your knowledge so freely
Well done to all the winners Enjoy .
Hugs to those that need one even if you don't hugs to you all
Theresa G x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue

We have had our great grandaughter staying with us for the past week, so I haven't had much time for looking at cardmaking websites, or for that matter not much computing at all. We have been down a coal mine, found our way around a maze and she even had a horse riding lesson, as well as visiting a museum, and just a little bit of crafting.
All in all we have had a very busy week.
She went home yesterday, so now I will be catching up on all your tutorials. I love todays card, no ribbons or flowers, but very striking.

Margaret xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
stunning card love the dies you have used and the garden stamp is lovely.
Thank you
Helen Terry
xxx

Theresa Pace said...

very pretty card. i always love your colouring in, it is ace, hugs xx

liz spooner said...

So lovely, I have just invested in some colouring pencils so am interested in all forms of colouring.xx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue, very pretty, great die and colouring, thank you, Linda x

Littlelamb said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Thank you. Congratulations to all the winners.

Lea Brawn said...

Wow what a beauful card sue. Just gorgeous x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, I love the stamp you have used, it really is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing. Oh my goodness the rain gas started to come down in stair roads again. You can tell it's a bank holiday! Enjoy your bank holiday Monday everyone. Lots of love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a beautiful card today, those clear beads really look lovely over the stamping.
Lorraine from Norwich

Brooke Bont said...

This is an awesome card love the colors

DeCor said...

A beautiful card that makes me feel refreshed. Love the dies and the stamps.
Happy Holiday weekend.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Wow stunning card Ilove the tone on tone & the pop of colour with the stamp & your colouring gorgeous.
So are the die's.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations too all the comments winners

Molly have a lovely time in Devon with your little sisters & mum & dad. love & Hug's for you & your nan & Grandad xxxxxxx

Deb C lovely having you back hope you enjoyed your holiday my friend Hug's Lynda xxx

Beth Hope your ok missing you hope it's just your internet please take care cuddles for Hannah & Lauren Hug's for you& OH xx

TOB THERESA hope your ok ((((((((Hug's)))))coming your way xxx

Big Hug's for all my Friends love Lynda xxxx

Hug's to Sue & all Wilsonettt xxx

Julie Elli said...

This is different Sue! I love your cut out borders!
Thanks for the lovely ideas
Big hug
Julie E

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue.

Love & hugs

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

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Sorry I'm so late, but this was certainly worth waiting for. It's absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it.
Love to all,
Maureen xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely Stunning love everything about the card. Really love the border
Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card love everything about it !
Hope you had a lovely holiday Deb C.
CaroleB xx

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card Sue, very stylish.

nannapat said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The dies work beautifully together to create the fab focal point and the stamp is lovely. Pat x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I think today's card is absolutely stunning !! I love everything about it. You have used some beautiful dies to make the card look very elegant !! I love the stamp you have used and how you have coloured it in and the micro beads to. Your Gemini Die is beautiful and delicate looking, just like a piece of pretty lace. Thank you for sharing this great card today. X x x
I really love yesterdays card and fab video to !! I think it is a very elegant Christmas card and something I think any one would be deighted to receive !! Your Deer family looks sooo cute !! Thanks for sharing this Wonderful card and video Sue. X x x
Sending lots of love to you today Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners and also yesterday's lucky Wednesday card giveaway winner to !! X X X

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

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Sooooo pretty. Love it.

Shirley T.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

another stunning card.....beautiful colours.


Love everything about this card.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock



Di said...

Hi Sue.
Another beautiful card.
Di B. x

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

That is a lovely card. The Cygnus die is one I have been considering... looks like it might be back on the shopping list. Now to source someone in Australia who sells your stamps.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

melody said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card great stamping love the micro beads an what a great way to use the boarder dies,
Congratulations to all the winners. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

my craft cupboard said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I adore the Garden Island stamp.
hugs
sharon :)

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. The stamp is so pretty.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Take care everyone.

Love2papercraft said...

Hi Sue et al! This card was another one that made me catch my breath - it's just so pretty! Sue I so appreciate that even on non video days, your instructions are so clear I know I can follow them. Like Linda M mentioned, even if we don't have the dies and can't copy a card, there is so much inspiration in the gifts you give us every day! However, this one is a must-do for me (I have the dies-just not the stamp-yet)!
Theresa, no need to apologize (I asked about "wellies"). I really enjoy coming across terminology that is unfamiliar to me and hopefully you won't mind me asking for clarification occasionally :) I once heard John Cleese say that Americans don't speak English, not the Queen's English anyway :o) I'm happy to learn when I can. Glad you got a little sunshine - oops I forgot to send the sunscreen with the sun lol.
Laine, sounds like you had a fun day with your nephew & niece! They certainly can wear you out tho can't they? Delightfully exhausting :)
Fortunately for our local delivery men, I'm at work while they are delivering-so I think I'm in the clear as far as restraining orders go! However if I were able to attend whatever this "ally pally" is that some of the Wilsonettes discuss, I might have to be restrained! I'd probably make quite the spectacle, what with all the giddy, happy dancing & shouting I'd be doing (& that's without me even fully knowing what it is lol)! I'm a little on the excitable side myself :o)
Take heart Laine, I'm from "Sunny Colorado" not "sodden Scotland" and alas, my extremities are as pasty as they come! It's either that or beet-red from sunburn for me - so pasty it is.
Maria thanks for the info on the bank holidays. Our banks are closed on a few Mondays throughout the year too, but it is usually because of another national holiday. Most places don't get off work on all the national holidays, but the banks get them all. Well I certainly hope you all enjoy the day!
Molly I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy time with your little sisters. It sounds like you are a great help to your family and they appreciate it. They also want you to have fun being young - so go and have some :)
Hurray to all the comment winners!
I hope all who are not feeling well get better each & every day!
Rebecca in Colorado

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Lovely intricate cuts! Thanks for choosing me as a winner

Kath said...

A fabulous card - so much detail and lovely colours.
Kath x

Sheila Poole said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card. Love this Gemini and the colours are gorgeous.
Kind regards
Sheila

Shari M said...

Absolutely beautiful , love the colours

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and the stamps stunning.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, another beautiful 'Sue' creation & I love it..
The colours are so pretty & it looks very elegant & classy...

I have the Caribbean die collection but must get the matching stamp & the Gemini Cygnus die to have a go at making this stunning card as it's so pretty...
Love all your die sets as you show us so many different ways of getting the most out of every one with being able to create new shapes & styles of cards..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

DeeDee7770 said...

I have the Gemini dies because I'm a Gemini (it's a wonder that I don't have two of each) I love those dies and get so many complements on my cards. Than you and keep making new dies Sue.

Love2papercraft said...

Cute post :) or should I say
Cute post :) Cute post :)

Susan White said...

Just stunning - playing catch up today after my mini holiday to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday with her. Must pin this one so that I remember how you did it!! Susan x

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful

Vie
x