Monday, 31 August 2015

Just A Note

Hello crafters!  How's this for a change from last Monday's grungy shabby chic card! This one has a real clean and simple styled feel to it I think.  I just love the pop of the slightly different shades of aqua card against the white and black.  I started by using the Montreal die to cut an aperture in a piece of coconut white card.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and placed it over another piece of white card.  I cut the Just A Note die three times and layered them to add some thickness to the lettering.  I added it to the centre of the aperture.  By the way, this die has been designed with a tilt on both the "Just" and the "Note" so that you can place it in several different orientations.  I decided to give both words a slight tilt here.  I cut several of the Perfect Peonies Complete Petal die set out of varying shades of aqua card (from my stash) and rather than using them doubled up as I regularly do, I placed them around my aperture singularly, but with a small black Dazzler added to the centres.  I added this to a few larger white mats, keeping it fresh and simple, no embossing at all to complete the card (not even any piercing!)    I have to admit that it isn't easy to not add bits, but I do love the look of plain white card!   The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  I do like mixing it up from time to time to keep you on your toes.  Did it work!  LOL    

I also wanted to mention that JOhn Lockwood has shows on Hochanda today at 1pm, 3pm and 6pm.  They felt that since there were some technical issues on the launch day that were being ironed out, that they would like John to do few more shows.  I hope you will be able to tune in!  Don't forget that you can now watch the shows online on the Hochanda website if you are not able to see them on Freeview or Sky!  All for now, Sue x




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191 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card , love the simplicity but still beautiful.
Hope everyone is well, take care.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love the simplicity of this card which has beautiful contrasting colours.
Jan
Northampton

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is so lovely thank you.
Sue it is pouring with rain here.
Take care Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely clean card with great colours
Pat x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue, A beautiful card, I love how it's simple but still stylish. Yvonne xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, simple but elegant card today, beautiful. Hope you are keeping well, you are due back soon aren't you?

Will be watching John on Hochanda, so enjoyed his first shows, yes small glitches but these will be ironed out. Only wish Virgin would take it up or that we can see repeats of some of the shows, not everyone has sky and can tape the shows.

Enjoy you Bank Holiday Monday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Love the simplicity of this card Sue and it is pure elegance. Have a great day, hugs xxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card simple and beautiful.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, it works but I do love added bits! Pretty in its simplicity but WOT no piercing?? Hardest part on this one (for me) would be to place the layers perfectly and my wonky bits would show up horribly - well, they do anyway!!
Thanks for info on John's shows - H's website still not operating so does anyone know how to get a programme schedule please? (Not on Facebook.) Have phoned H and asked if they could put out an email to their registered followers with the next day's schedule but to no avail. How easy that would be. So far have bought zilch as didn't realise it was a pen and paper job to note down numbers etc and then phone up to order - glad I'm not a crowdfund invester lol.

'P' in Wales

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, I just LOVE everything about it.
Have good day
Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the simplicity and the Aqua flowers are so fresh looking. JJxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a gorgeous card. I love the splash of turquoise and the CAS style. Yes, it is rather different to last Mondays but it's good to see a variety of cards : ) Have a good day. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

auscrafts said...

Like the simplicity of this card,the colours are pretty

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a simple but stylish card. My sister would love this as she doesn't like a to fussy card and i think this is a one for my stash box for her next birthday. The different shade's of aqua card just give's it that pop of colour. I will be watching John today and i am sure over the next few day's they will get there problem's ironed out, it's like everything in life it's not alway's perfect first time, just like my crafting LOL. Could you please bring some of the sunshine home with you as the weather is so horrible here LOL. Take care Sue and have a safe journey back to the UK.
Take care everyone. It's looking like the usual Bank Holiday weather. Rain
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Clear, crisp, simple, and beautiful. The aqua looks deeper than it does In the real world and with the black centre of the flowers makes the whole card pop, it's really lovely Sue.
Have the sky box all set up to record Johns shows today as I've not lifted a single crafty finger this weekend and it's only 3 weeks until the next market!
So I will hope for you Sue that you have a lovely day whatever your plans are.
Sending much love to you Sue, and also to Sam, Alison, Tina, and Elizabeth.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
Well that's how to ring the changes this rainy Monday morning!
Very nice - the aqua is good against the white-enough variation in them to take away the stark white.
It shows up the greeting beautifully.
Well done you!
Take care out there everyone!
Anne Mxx

Marion Bull said...

Yes it did work - love this clean and simple look!
Maggie B xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Simple but beautiful card thank you tracyw

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue

So simple yet so beautiful.This is the type of card my daughter loves,it's her birthday on the 8th of September so I think I will be crafting today.
Thanks for the idea.

Jan

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Lovely card nice clean and simple lines.

Good news with CE being on again I bet they got the best viewings with CE :) It will be better than watching someone fold a plastic box for an hour especially as there was only one way to fold it!! Hochanda is improving every day though so by the time you are with us hopefully it will all be up and running.

Have a good bank holiday Monday!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today and great colour combo. Simple but stunning. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

I love the simplicity of this card, and how you've used two tones of aqua for the flowers.
B xx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes

Sue, only you can make a simple card with very little embellishment look so chic & elegant, but when I first saw the card without the pierced edging I thought perhaps someone else had made the card for you; Lol; so yes it is very different but then what is so amazing Sue you often surprise us with different & we kinda should not be surprised when we see this. Yesterdays card was an exceptional wow for me, I have a sympathy card to make & as my mojo has gone walkabouts too I guess Sundays beautiful card will have my mojo winging its way back to me in no time it is perfect for just a card...thank you for the inspiration Sue as always just when I need it & of course for sharing with us x x x

Well my friends I have been AWOL for a short while (seems like a lifetime)I was going to be tucked up in my craft room making some cards but unusually Mr B had 3 days off work so after doing the food shopping & the tedious chore of storing it away we decided to get a room decorated that had been put on hold because of one thing or another (something we are all familiar with, lol)Mr B, bless him, can decorate but he is messy with it & it takes a long time to clear up after him so I did the painting myself...except with me it is slower & more methodical because I get very tired & exhausted (sympathise with you Yvonne...hope you're soon back to par my friend) I enjoy painting the walls & seeing it coming together is quite an achievement for me but I find glossing the woodwork is quite tedious so therefore don't enjoy it that much. Furniture & things going back in today so should be getting back to normal soon then once I can up on the housework I can watch the recordings of John doing his fabulous demonstrations on Hochanda.

Just a quickie update...Lauren has improved & Hannah thank fully has no nasty fallouts from her previous incident so have stopped the salt bathing & she is no longer limping...thank you for the cuddles Lynda they send them right back at you for Annie & Bambi & of course (((HUGS))) for all adorable Wilsonettes pets x x x

I would like to send Love 'n' (((HUGS))) to you Sue, your family & to all our lovely Wilsonettes & I especially send extra for those who would like...Hope you & your family are having a lovely holiday in beautiful Devon Molly x x x Take care &
Beth B x x x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Less is more they say and I do like this card. It's going to be a wet day here today so some housework and maybe some crafting later. Happy BH all.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Oh Drat!!! Trust me to have a senior moment...lol

I forgot to congratulate lucky Rach83 for winning Sue's fabulous card...so pleased for you & of course I would also like to congratulate the comment winners...I'm pleased for you too & hope you enjoy your lovely prize for years to come. x x x

Beth B x x x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I hope you still manage to enjoy your bank holiday even if it is raining, perfect for crafting????
Love this simple pretty card and why not? So many lovely aquas and the black centres really make it pop.
I am hoping the website will work here so that I can see some of the shows, fingers crossed
Muriel x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
oh yes, it worked indeed - I went WOW, and it surely woke me up fully. I love this card, too. You certainly have the knack. It is such a simple design but not one I would have thought of.
You simply cannot go wrong with aqua and white. And the peonies look just gorgeous with the little dazzlers.
As for John's shows with Hochanda today - already set for record as I might not get a chance to watch live.
Hugs, Rose

Hazel said...

A beautiful fresh looking card, Hazel x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A simple but elegant card today. I love the tilted just a note. Using layers gives it depth. The black makes the Aquas pop as well. Thanks for sharing.

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card. Very effective colours. I made a card using different pink shades - it was in desperation as I didn't have enough of any one shade - but I loved the way it turned out! Have been watching John on TV. He's shared some excellent tips. I'll be looking in again today.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, WOW, wondered if I'd got onto the wrong blog when I saw today's card. So different from your usual ones but lovely, nevertheless. I would like to think that I could make this but how would I cover up my mistakes? i.e. Wobbly bits and smudges. Normally I stick a flower or butterfly over. Lol Started my Christmas cards for real, yesterday. Thanks for the info regarding John. Will be watching. Hugs xxx Pauline A

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this card because of its simple lines, no fuss and just a little bit of colour on the flowers which can be changed colour dependent on the recipient. This one is right up my street and hopefully an easy and quick one to use for inspiration.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely simple card.

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Lovely card ,simple and easy to do,yet very beautiful.Jane B.

Linda Mitchell said...

Todays card has a simplicity about it, it looks as though it would be fairly quick to make, but I'm sure when I try, it will take me a long time to achieve such perfection. I never throw anything away so all my scraps will come in useful for flowers etc. I must say I have an awful lot of scraps! Thanks for the inspiration,
Linda

Kate's Cards said...

Simple and beautiful!

Anne said...

What a beautifully simple card, Sue. I do wonder how much card you and your team get through!!
I have a wet day ahead demonstrating lacemaking in a marquee!

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful, clean, simplistic, stylized card Sue. Very impressed, thank you.Xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

A perfect CAS card Sue! This will have crafters raiding the paint section for the sample cards in DIY stores to make the flowers, lol. Debra x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is just perfect in it's simplicity, love it...and if you switch the sentiment/text it would be great for batch cards and even wedding invitations if the bride is on a budget...

Izzy

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love the simplicity of this card. Could be adapted for many occasions.

Love
Roz.x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very CAS for you but would make a lovely quick set of 6 to box up and give as a gift.
Will definitely be watching John today and hope they have the website sorted.
Have a great day.
Ang x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful in its simplicity

June Horrocks said...

This card is beautiful sue I love it so elegent crafters like me can do this live it. I bought your die.last years angel at s craft fair in Leigh Manchester looked for it for ages happy now Love June horrocks xxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely, clean and simple. Gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, very clean & simple.

Michele

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely but simple card today, I also couldn't get all those line straight, I ways end up with my layers slightly off.

I'm looking forward to John's demos today, I do love his demos I first saw him demo live at Daisys Jewels and Crafts way back in April he's such a nice guy and very gifted artist. He kept saying our cards are art and he's right.
Also learnt so much from him of what I was doing wrong when I'm cutting out dies and how not to waste the card.you have a gem there Sue and his stamps are fantastic too.
It's raining here as well, think most of the country has the rain today. So I'm in for a crafty day, unless I get visitors some time.

Have a great day
Maggie

carol quinn said...

Elegant card...really pretty

Love2papercraft said...

Well, consider me on my toes! Lol- no piercing? I am shocked- but not in a bad way - just in an "on my toes" way :). Very pretty card! It is fun to mix it up a bit isn't it? I was afraid I was getting spoiled & could only enjoy elaborate, "signature Sue" cards, but this showed me that isn't the case. I very much like this card too. I made a white & turquoise card this weekend and it was quite pretty but felt it was missing something & maybe too feminine (it was for my daughter's bf). I added a touch of black, et voila, it was perfect! So it was fun to see your card today with the same colors :)
Glad you are back Beth and that Lauren & Hannah are on the mend as well. Sounds like you got a lot of work done with your redecorating! That's an accomplishment to be proud of and one you can enjoy for a long time.
I'll have to try the Hochanda website again in hopes of seeing some of John's shows.
I'm trying to keep this short since my last few posts have been quite long! Some of you might be thinking "this is short??" Lol- for me it is ;)
Sending warm, happy & feel good wishes to all the Wilsonettes and of course to you too Sue!
Rebecca in Colorado

Oops just re read my post and wanted to clarify...when I was saying I was afraid I could only enjoy elaborate cards, I was referring to those I make and give out - not to those I receive. I'm always thrilled with others' homemade cards! I tend to put high expectations on myself and start feeling pressured to outdo my previous attempts. Sue's card today was a good reminder for me.
So much for a shorter post...

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love these dies you have used
And your design is wonderful and pretty
Have a lovely day xx

Debs A xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A fresh, clean card that is very pretty, especially with the shades of teal. X

Craftyrn said...

This is very different for you Sue, the sort of thing I come up with and think they are too simple so lovely to see others like them too

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such an elegant card, simple and pure. Love the black and aqua together. You must have been sitting on your hands not to add piercing etc. but it works so well. Will be watching John today, the craft shows on Hochanda have been brilliant. Looking forward to seeing you there. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Covgal said...

Good morning Sue, love this card, hope I can replicate a similar style. I find it hard to not make a simplistic card. Colour is very fresh & clean. Hochanda is improving daily. Looking forward to your shows.

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....I thought I was on the wrong page!! No embossing, no pricking, no ribbon!! It's very pretty, though....so tempting to add more! And it works so well. Jo xx

hollyberry said...

Simple but so very beautiful,love this card.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Just So Love Today's Card Its Just So Clean And Crisp
With The Awesome Black Sentiment I Love How You've Cut
Out Your Sentiment "Just A Note" Three Times To Give This More
Height And Strength.
I Love How Most Of Your Card Is Based On Coconut White Foundation
Card Then You Add The Black Foundation Card Which Looks Just So Very Striking.
Then You Add In Another Beautiful Colour When Making Your Tremendous
Flowers Using The Perfect Peonies Die Cuts, To Bring The Black In You
Add A Black Dazzler Into The Centre Of The Flowers Tying The Colurs
Together.
Just So Very Perfect Thank You Sue So Very Much For Sharing And Everything
You Do, All The Tips And Techniques Since You Have Started To Cut Out Your Sentiments
And Delicate Dies And Cutting Them Three Times I've Chose To Do The Same Such
A Difference They Look More Pronounced.
Take Great Care My Dear Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
I'm Looking Forward To John's Shows
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Really Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Care x

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simplicity of this card and it's clean elegant lines...beautiful!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card love it,
omgoodness I've been ill for over a week and not been able to comment on your blog,
I've missed everything !! new channel on TV and all your beautiful cards need to look back
As I don't no what's going on. crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Julie Elli said...

Perfect card Sue. Clean and simple which is harder than it looks in my case!
Again you ace given us a great top tip about the lettering dies and cutting several to put together. Thanks so much for sharing.
Big hug
Julie E

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card. Very different with lovely colours. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Marion said...

Hi Sue nice to see a plainer card ,nice clean lines
and one we could all make.
Marion H

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Very CAS for you, must have been difficult not to add on extras!!
Love the aquas. x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely, simple and elegant card.
Regards,
Evis M.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Really clean and fresh and simple, I love it. Not sure I could keep one that fresh, as others have said no room for errors, which usually get covered up with a butterfly or glower. I really enjoy Johns shows, he is so informative.

Love Rosemarie x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely CAS card, change the sentiment and it would be good for lots of different occasions. Love it.
Lydia
X

Maria Illsley said...

A definite winner in my bookxxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love this CAS card Sue, so fresh and cheery!
As it's raining here like the flood that's a good thing!!
XxxRuth

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful simple card design, but its certainly making a statement. Good Luck for John on the new craft channel. hugs Shirleyxxx

Jane Franklin said...

Yes I love it. Clean lines but bright and cheery. Just what you need on a very wet day. Jxxx

karenlotty said...

I absolutely love it This card "sings" to me

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
A very pretty card. I must say I loved last Mondays card as I am into vintage at the moment. Have a nice day.
Regards
Joan from Newcastle

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue and crafty crew
Love today's card plain an simple. That's all u need sometimes.
I love watching john on the show but it's not the same as u sue when's it ur turn!!!! Lol x

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps no rain here today in Kilmarnock the sun is shining brightly for the beginning of my 2 weeks holiday lol woo hoo xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous, elegant card I love the design. I know about John's shows I was expecting to help him at a workshop today but that was cancelled. I hope his shows go well today. Enjoy the Bank Holiday. Hugs Jackie

CHERYL Brown said...

And a very happy Bank Holiday Monday Sue,

I am loving the simplicity and elegance of a card with no fussy bits. There are so many different flowers and sentiments you could use that I believe this type of card is going to be a 'stock' go to one for all occasions.

Love & hugs Cheryl xxx

Val Jones said...

What a pretty card today Sue. The colour of the flowers really makw it zing.
Love Val in Spain x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Happy Bank holiday Monday to you and your family and all Wilsonnetes. I love the simplicity of today's card it's beautiful.
Hugs x
Heather T

dmjones said...



Morning all;

Back from Yorkshire to find a lovely card!!!! It does work, Sue!!!!



Doreen x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Its dark and wet again, lets hope the Sun remembers its not Winter yet !!!
Lovely simple card Sue, I thought as I scrolled down the finished card would have a bow on ....... but no! so unlike you, but never the less beautiful!
Take care
Love Marg

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, but it's not so good here !!!
It's pouring with rain!!! Typical Bank Holiday :(
Less is more!!! Yippee I love it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful. Love the touches of colour. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely clean elegant card, must try one.
Take care, Jess x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, very classy. Have a great day. Bx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card so clean and classy. love Jean Z xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful no fuss card Sue love it xx hazel

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Really love the fresh look of this card it's so pretty.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I am loving your clean and fresh looking cards , just beautiful.
Elaine H X

Yorks butterfly said...

Good Morning Sue, I love it, so simple but so effective, a great card for people who just like plain simple things - great
Wendyyx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a clean and simple card. Love it.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Simple, so hard to do, but it's lovely. Getting jobs done so I can watch John. Been a good weekend craftwise, not only John on tv but had a fabulous day with Phill and Julia yesterday. Whose a lucky girl then! My shopping list doubled though! SueL

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Clean, simple and fresh looking. I love it.

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Great to see your dies on Hochanda.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Love the simplicity of this card.
Hope it's a bit dryer where you are, classic August Bank Holiday! Lol
So it's a crafting afternoon for me.
Zena xx

Jill Berg said...

Nice ansd simple - perfect love the colours

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely stylish card, sometimes I forget that less is more lol! What a miserable bank holiday. Tomorrow I'm jetting off for some lovely holiday sunshine, so need this holiday!
CaroleB xx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the simple look.flowers are great in teal

Olga said...

Cute! Love that dies words!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
As you say, a clean and simple card. I love it.
Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love it.
Beverley W

Paula said...

Just my idea of a lovely card, I do like plain and simple. :) Having said that, I've become very fond of using pretty dies now!
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

TOB said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, very elegant in its simplicity. Hugs Theresa xx

Gloria Robey said...

So simple yet Elegant. Good choice. Thanks Sue hope you are well .Gloria(sidcup)xx

Anonymous said...

Simple , clean and elegant . Perfect for when you need a quick card that looks like you have taken ages with it. Love yvonne bennett xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, a wet morning here. Wow a very clean and simple card indeed but nonetheless a classy one still. Take care, Ivy xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Pretty card Sue, Have watched John's shows, and cant buy a thing from Hochanda! I thought I have bought the Freedom membership on the first day, tried to buy something yesterday and I cant because their computers will only accept addresses with post codes - we only got them for the first time two weeks ago, and Hochanda have no way of recognising them

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooooo you've done it again Sue and yes, you certainly do keep us on our toes.....not a bad thing though lol! It's fresh, clean and crisp with the unembossed card and loving the different shades of the colour that you have used for the flowers. Obviously you can use your own favourite colour. Love how you have stacked the Just A Note sentiment too xx Just gorgeous Sue xx Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes, past and present too xx Take everyone xx Love Karen xx

Kath said...

A lovely card - very elegant.
Kath x

Carole Z said...

What a beautiful card Sue, the colours are gorgeous!I am so sorry that my comments have been 'missing' lately: I've decided to write a post today and then I am taking a month off from blogging as I seriously need to 'recharge' my batteries, so apologies in advance for sporadic visits over the next month, I will be back! Hugs Carole Z X

SueJ said...

Hello Sue,

I love this card, it is very elegant without being too fussy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The colours are lovely. Simple yet very effective.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Tressa said...

Well, this is really a shock. Not a pierced edge in sight!!!!!! Simple, elegant, stunning, clean, crisp: all words used by others before me and so, so true. Love it.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Sorry, doesn't do it for me but hey what do I know - I'm the only one who doesn't love this card! It reminds me of my very early card making.
Doreen R

Scottydog said...

Lovely clean look to this card - you know what they say - Less is more & your eye goes straight to the beautiful shades of aqua flowers. Love all the different styles you bring us Sue!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous cas card, love the flowers and simplicity

Pearl said...

A lovely no fuss card Sue, - well it looks like no fuss, so simple, thank you.

Pearl x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Suea lovely clean and simple card today....looks very stylish!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

CraftyJo said...

I really liked last Monday's grungy shabby chic card :) This one is pretty too.

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful CAS card Sue and can't wait to see the Hochanda shows :)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, WOW, this really is a clean & simple card and with no signature piercing either! I love the simplicity and the pretty coloured flowers.

Will pop back later to read comments.
Frances

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow what are you doing to us Sue! This is lovely and it's great that you challenge us once in a while and make us think outside the box. Thank you for sharing. I hope John enjoys his shows today, I have put them on record so I can watch them later. Oh yes it's bank holiday - yep it's raining. Enjoy your day love Diane G xxx

Carole Z I hope your batteries are recharged soon, we will miss you but understand completely xxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I love the simplicity of this card. It's CAS but striking at the same time. Fabulous clearly readable sentiment and your matting and layering, well what can I say, perfect, just perfect.

P in Wales, you can look at Hochanda on Facebook without having a Facebook account and ( if you live in the UK) the programme schedule can be seen on TV.SKY.COM . Hope that helps.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx

Linda Norris said...

Another beautiful card Sue, thanks for the heads up about John being on Hochanda today I will be tuning in xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the clean and simple look of this card. Will be watching John this afternoon again, it is nice that the demonstrators get the time to do all the stages of their demos, it makes such a difference! Looking forward to when you make your appearance! Love Jean xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Simplistic but beautiful .....stunning card, and love the die and the flowers.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald, from an extremely wet Baldock.

Myra said...

Ooh! Sue,
I really like this one! It's so simple yet so very effective. I just love it! This will be copied - not exactly - but copied!!
Sorry I missed yesterday - haven't done that for a while - had migraine was sleeping!!
Better now and what a lovely card we had yesterday too. I'm having a twofer today!
Lots of love Myra xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, this is certainly my sort of card, beautiful fresh clean colours and just a few flowers, lovely, hugs Kate x

Meg said...

Very pretty card Sue.

Still not been able to find Hochanda on my tv. I have freeview and have reloded my main and small tv's but neither can find this channel. Any tips anyone?

Love to all
Meg
xxxx

Jayne S said...

clean and simply beautiful.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful in its simplicity, love this type of card but so hard to do as you always want to add a bit more

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Pat L said...

Meg, Hochanda on channel 39 on freeview although it's called The Store on my freeview listing

Pat

Annie Pennington said...

What a lovely card, the multiple layers are so classy. I'm so glad John is on hochanda again. The technical issues weren't too bad considering it was a first day broadcast.
xx Annie P

Anonymous said...

I love your card. While I love cards with lots of "stuff", my go to style is clean and crisp...not necessarily simple. Love your talent...thanks so much. Jan D., Florida, USA

Jan from Long Island said...

Beautiful CAS card...love the Aqua with the black and the Just a Note die is stunning! Have a beautiful day!!!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I just look on sky menu and check shows.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

How different is this but I like it and there is always a place for a simple but stylish card like this in the repertoire Happy rainy bank holiday to all!

Debbie said...

Oooh, what a pretty card. The colors are wonderful. I love that more colors are being added to your beautiful cards. Pops of color really make a card stand out, like this one. Love it!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love it! Simple and very effective :). You must know by now that I'm a huge fan of your flower dies and using the slightly different shades for each flower really brings them alive. x

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, this such a gorgeous card i absolutely love it, it is surprising how many people love clean white images and the flowers give it just that beautiful crisp image, hugs to all Johanna

Theresa Pace said...

very sweet CAS card today. although last monday's was ace. love the shades of aqua, hugs xx

Eunice said...

I really love the simplicity of this card! The white card with the pop of color is awesome Sue!

Dawn Holben said...

This card maybe simple but it is so beautiful and the colours compliment each other so well.
Really love it

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
I love your clean and simple cards and the colours are beautiful.
Have been watching John on Hochanda and really enjoying his demos.

Mary Lynn Cox said...

I guess I am just not into the clean and simple. I like the overall design of the card but feel it needs a little somethingto bling it up a bit.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & friends
Wow I love this card so fresh & elegant I love the pop of colour with your Peonies,the just a note die is now on my must have list.
Thank you Sue hope your having a good Bank holiday with your Mom & friends love Lynda Brock xx.

Thank you Beth for sending (((((Hug's)))) I had a bad night with Annie with the storm she hates them she just shakes & walking round & round panting & barking,so I'm very tired,she won't let me cuddle her so just have to leave her.Bambi doesn't take any notice of them she is a bit like Terry sleeps right through them.lol. Glad your decorating went ok.Take care my friend love Lynda xx.

Deb C hope your all sorted now with washing from holiday doesn't take long to get back to the mundane thing after holidays,but hope your well rested. Hug's Lynda xx

Molly hope you & the family are enjoying your holiday & you have some nice weather.sending you all (((((Hug's)))) & sending your Nan & Grandad some ((((Hug's)))) love Lynda xx

TOB THERESA,hope your ok any news on your opperation. (((((((Hug's))))) coming your way love Lynda xx

Hug's for all that are under the weather unwell of just need one sending loads just help yourself.(((((((((((Hug's)))))))) xx

Hug's for all my lovely friends hope your all having a good bank holiday love Lynda xx

nannapat said...

Lovely clean and simple design Sue, the aqua flowers are so pretty. I watched John's first show & I'm looking forward to his 3 and 6pm slots. He's so natural in front of the cameras and nothing seems to faze him. Pat x

barbara macaskill said...

Another beautiful card!! I simply love all of your gorgeous creations whether they are CAS, grungy or elegant! You have a way of working magic on the paper and die cuts that just adds up to a wonderful finished piece!! HUGS!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a simple clean card and lovely for that. The Perfect Peonies in various shades are just perfect. Yes, it did work, and I like being surprised when throw a curved ball, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card!! lovely and elegant!! beautiful flowers!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Jean said...

Lovely card and colors!

Jackie Durrant said...

Your card certainly works for me Sue. The pop of colour is just enough love from Jackie xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A simple card beautifully put together,would love this.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,

What no piercing !!??! My dicky ticker can barely stand the shock! I cannot remember the last time one of your creations had no pierced edge, it's your signature-it's like a Picasso without a signature! In saying that , it is a lovely, crisp , fresh design without the clutter of fussy embellishments and ribbons-straight to the point and ideal for batch making. It's refreshing to have something different for a change, I tend to throw everything at a card in the hope that it will stick so I can learn a valuable lesson here that you needn't do this to create an eye catching card.
Just had my first seat of the day, Mondays are a strictly ironing day with bedding, and anything that stands still long enough, getting the full treatment. So I have missed Johns first live hour but I am now managing to catch up on Sky+. He is such an accomplished demonstrator now, but then again he has been mentored by the best in the business! I am soooo tempted by the dies on show but I am being really strict with myself as I have to prioritise Christmas ones just now. I have mixed feelings about Hochanda-whilst the sound and presenting has vastly improved, I am disappointed that the website isn't up and running yet. It's not very professional, since most of us prefer to shop this way. I only hope that it will be resolved before Sues visit because I like to browse through the items before I settle down to watch the demonstrations.
I was relieved to see that you are okay Beth-you are a one woman dynamo, I just pray that you don't do yourself a mischief in the process:-) leave all the heavy work to Mr B just in case. Glad to hear that Hannah is recuperating nicely, I've had a nail come off and it's no joke for the wee soul. What age are Lauren and Hannah?xxxx
I get an injection into my bank account tomorrow and my Mum is decidedly nervous as she has noticed our credit card twitching in anticipation. I NEED some more Christmas dies so that I can kick start the festivities- having problems narrowing it down again, tried going by my favourite Sue creations but I can't decide which I like best. I console myself with the thought that I will have them all in time....just don't tell my Mum!......so it doesn't really matter which order they come in. Think I will try Beth's advice of putting the names in a hat, I know it makes perfect sense.
Rebecca, I think we got a bottle or two of your sunshine delivered this bank holiday.....though our temperatures don't reach the dizzy heights of 90+ though! Nevermind, excessive UVA rays only age you prematurely and I need all the help that I can get in that department:-)
Oooops! Just noticed that the drizzle has began....well it is Scotland after all, four seasons in one day!

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I'm missing your bits and pieces and your trademark piercing around the edges.

Karen Drew said...

Love the simplicity of this card and the colours are lovely
Luv
Karen xx

Brooke b said...

Love simple card. Simply beautiful. xxxx

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely again, Sue. Thank you for the inspiration.
Sometimes, less is more !!
Sue Mac

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

I just love the simple beauty of this card. Great to send to someone not into fussy cards.

Sorry I have missed a few days - been unwell. Not feeling 100% yet, but hopefully getting there.

Pat xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hallo Sue and everyone.
First thought I come to the wrong site but it
is our Sue who have gone out totally of her way and
made a lovely cas card, I love it!
Have been watching more of John and he is doing
brilliantly,relaxed and very good.

Many hugs to all fourpaws,
Beth-glad Hanna and Lauren are fine.so sorry thou to
see Lynda, little Annie had a nervous night, hope
she is ok now. I miss you Tilly and Cully, where are
you Lynne M.
Hugs to Molly and the rest of the family, you are
all in my thoughts.
To all in pain or having a operation.or just need a hug
I send some special once for you.
To all Wilsonette's and friends, Take care
Hugs Maria x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, this is deceptively simple and it's gorgeous.
Love Maureen xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A definite CAS card, but very striking and the differing shades of aqua really enhance the ensemble.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

liz spooner said...

The colours are lovely. Simple yet effective.xx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue I loved last week's lovely grunge card. This is a nice, neat and simple card. Sorry my comments have been somewhat sporadic.

I've been following all John's shows, with your fabulous dies on Honchanda and recording them.
Yes, they certainly seemed to have problems with sound levels and camera work etc. on Thurs, looking somewhat amateurish.
But things are certainly better now. The demos are certainly worth watching!!! :-)

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

A simple, but very effective card.
You are certainly keeping us on our toes, lol !!
Rosemary xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Although todays card is clean & simple as you say but it is also very pretty & delicate with that 'Less is more' effect which is just as gorgeous as all your creations are....

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful clean card and my favourite flower die!
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Helen Bell said...


Hi Sue

Yes, you are keeping us on our toes, but that's good.

A beautiful clean, simple yet elegant card. Very effective.

Love Helen x


Anonymous said...

What a simple but pretty card and aqua and teal are my favorite colors. Would love
receiving this card from someone on my birthday tomorrow.
Barbara J Collins

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card I love the clean simple design. The colours work well together.

pinky said...

Love the clean look of this card with that lovely shade of blue.

Always Learning said...

So simple and yet so effective. Lovely use of colour. X

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is lovely! I like your clean and simple card! Gorgeous colours!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

A Clean and simple card so beautiful I love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Laura O said...

great card ,nice to see how you can make a lovely card without too ,Laura O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love today's simple but elegant card !! Lots of layers of white on white card !! I still to this date have not been brave enough to make a white on white card myself !! I know I really should have a go at one. I love the shape of the aperture you have used and the lovely "Just a note" die with its built up layers to make it nice and chunky. I really love your beautiful Peony flower dies in those beautiful Aqua / green colours. I think they are so lovely as just one layer flowers with little black dazzlers for their centres !! Thanks for sharing this lovely card today Sue. Sending you and your family lots of love from Tres x x x

I have been watching John's show's on the New Hochanda channel. He has been fantastic !! I have so enjoyed all the hints, tips and techniques he has shown us along with all the wonderful ideas he has shared and the fantastic cards he has made. I have really learned a lot from him. x x x. I can't wait to see the rest of the Creative Expressions team, especially you Sue (my crafty hero) on the new Channel to !! X x x

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

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Today's card is simple but elegant I truly love it
The design is great and the colours you have used work very well
Hugs to anyone who needs one
Loving the new craft channel John has done a fantastic job
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Simple and stunning. Not an obvious Sue card without the trademark piercing but I love it.
This 'body on strike' episode is definitely passing but I am pacing myself. One small step for man but a giant leap for Yvonne! Lol.
I've had a busy day. Had a bath, made a coffee AND made a curry for dinner - one up on yesterday!
Withdrawal symptoms from not cardmaking but really hoping to rectify this soon.
Sending everyone a big hug and lots of love
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Simple and fresh looking card.One for the males which i find so hard to think up a design for.Why cant they like glitter and flowers would be so much easier .lol
I watched this afternoon show and enjoyed it
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

Hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :)

Marianna Hammer said...

Such a clean and pretty card today. Lovely

Net said...

Another lovely card. Its great to see your dies on Hochanda, nice to see some demo time and less interruptions.

melody said...

Hi Sue, what a pretty little card today I love the White crisp look it shows off the green an black so well. I am watching johns shows now what I recorded today I think he is doing a great job. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Molly sweetheart I know you are reading the blog an I am sorry you can't leave comments from your iPhone I don't know why because it should be the same as the iPad But don't worry the blog will still be here when you get home on Saturday, have fun an be good xXx

NancyR said...

Love the simplicity and the pop of aqua. Really like seeing all different kinds of looks from your dies.

Littlelamb said...

Love today's card Sue. Must get the Peony days but I expect others would be ok .

Fiona said...

CAS style is my favourite, love this card with it's soft colour Sue.

greendragon said...

Loved the grunge and love this too.

DeeDee7770 said...

Lovely card Sue. Simple and elegant.

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely 'unfussy' card Sue and perfectly fits the bill for a 'Just a Note' type card. Horses for courses I suppose you could say.

Mary Mac

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning CAS card.
Di B. x

Vie Carter said...

Simple but very effective

Vie
x