Sunday, 23 August 2015

So Grateful For You

Good Sunday morning all!  I decided to reach into my stash of decorative papers for this one.  I selected a tone on tone silvery grey decorative paper and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with clear micro beads for texture.  I cut two of the Ornamental Corners in white and glued them into opposite corners.  For my focal element, I cut the St. Kitts die in white using the outer and inner cutting edge to create a frame.  I backed it with the same paper as my background, you can see a bit of the pattern through the design.  I added mounting foam to the back of it and cut one more of the Ornamental Corners and added it to the inside of the frame in the bottom.  Since my sentiment did not extend all the way in the frame, the die cut filled it in a bit.  I seated the frame over my stamped sentiment and added it to the centre of the card.  I made a Camellia flower from the Complete petal set and sugared it with Iced Snow.  I seated it on some white tulle and added some Splendid Swirls and Cornflower leaves as embellishments.  I finished the card with my usual pierced layer, then added a thin silver mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.

Now for the winners of the weekly Comment Game.  This week's winners are:
Jan on the Fosse!!!
Gloria Robey!!!
Jill Liddle!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. August 19th, the winners are
Barbara Gosden!!!
Janette MacArthur!!!
Jenny H!!!

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






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180 comments:

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card,love the colours and the flower with its swirls.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Jan.moogie said...

Nice very very nice just love this old style card Sue it is gorgeous. Have a lovely day, hugs xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card today Sue
I am looking forward to seeing you on the new channel
Pat x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What a lovely card and the flower is fabulous. Happy Sunday all.

Pam said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations to all winners.
So glad that torrential rain, thunder and lightening from last night had disappeared.
Happy Sunday everyone

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card, I don't know how you come up with all these gorgeous designs.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a good Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

Kitty Davies said...

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

June said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card today, your so talented, thank you for sharing the techniques with us.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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

Debra Kenworthy said...

Beautiful card Sue! The grey and white are a lovely combination. I like your idea of using the corner to fill in the space on the sentiment. Have a great Sunday. Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue

My kind of card it's beautiful.Love the iced Camellia flower.

Happy Sunday.

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue,
Again a lovely card. Good colours and great ideas. You're a star!
Anne M xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant and delicate.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card. The colour's are beautiful and the little sugared flower is gorgeous. You know just how much to put on your card without overpowering it. Just wish i had half of your talent's. Congratulation's to all the lucky winner's.
Take care everyone and hoping you all managed to get some sleep last night with all the rain, thunder and lightning. We have woken up to a beautiful sunny morning. Just hope it last's lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

tracy w said...

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

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely. Much more my colour palette and love the corners.
Congratulations to all the winners

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a difference a colour scheme can make!
I love today's colour palette and although it's grey it's gentle in appearance and soft whereas some greys can be hard looking.

I also love your format and that you added another corner die to fill-in the bottom of your die. I would love to receive a gift such as this on any day.

We've have got up this morning to a most peculiar looking sky. It's so yellow in colour and rain was thudding down. It has now stopped raining but heaven only knows what the rest of the day is going to be like.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is just gorgeous and I love the colour combination, it is so elegant. It's a lovely design and the little camellia flower sets it off beautifully. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today. Thank you Sue for bringing us so many wonderful ideas, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Theresa Pace said...

very sedate kind of tones. love this card. understated but so elegant, hugs xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very beautiful, elegant card. Congratulations to the winners.x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful elegant card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, love the flowers! Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Love Jean xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely gentle card today, must try and use more of my papers
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Lovely soft colours . Congratulations to all winners. JJxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today - I love everything about it :-) Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card! I love covering patterned paper with micro beads it always makes it so pretty.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Linda28 said...

Such a pretty card in a beautiful colour combination, nice to see the micro pearls again. Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely calm understated card, love the iced camellia flower and the fill in die for the sentiment too. Keep forgetting the microbeads , I have some background papers that are that little bit too bright and the beads tone them down beautifully, It is good to be reminded of the things in the "stash" at times, lol,
Have a lovely Sunday,
Muriel x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lush....! Love the colour... love the card....just plain...love it...!
Luv Rach :)

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, very elegant, love it.
Really looking forward to the new Craft channel.
I don't watch much Craft Telly apart from when you are on.
Looks like I might just spend more watching time in future.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Really elegant card, Sue, love the backing paper with microbeads and the flower and swirls/leaves embellishment looks just gorgeous.
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

Gloria Robey said...

Love the soft colour. Thank you Sue for picking me. So excited about new channel. I wish them well .My greatest wish they will cater for the little crafter. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Val Jones said...

Amazing Sue. Why dont my cads turn out like yours!!!
The new craft channel sounds so good. Looking forward to seeing all the Creative Expressions team.

Love Val in Spain x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

A very elegant card. Like the idea of 'filling in' when the sentiment isn't quite big enough.

Love
Roz.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-so pretty & delicate.

Congrats to all the winners.

Michele

Anne said...

This is gorgeous, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A stunner, love the soft silvery grey.
Congratulations to the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A stunning and elegant card, love it .Congrats to the winners.
Take care Jane B.

sonja_w said...

Stunning card, I love it x

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue. So elegant and feminine. Beautiful colours and as always the flowers complete it perfectly. I am very excited about next week but also annoyed as I will be travelling on the M1 motorway when the new channel begins and probably won't be able to watch properly until Friday evening. I will be trusting Sandie, my sister to keep me informed. Good luck with it all. Xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, as always.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a great Sunday
Maggie

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card!
Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Hugs to all xo

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card. I love these dies as I used them a lot and you design is wonderful.
Have a lovely day

Debs A xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Very pretty card today Sue, I love it when you cover subtle backgrounds and the kind of meld together. Congrats to the winners!

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite, the colours & the flowers they are just beautiful. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and the colours are very pretty. Congrats to the winners . Love Jean Z xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Its dark and very wet today in Bristol!
Your card is a cheery sight to see Sue........ love it!
well done to the lucky winners too!
Take care
Love Marg

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful card this morning, love the soft elegant colour scheme and your infill idea too, must remember that one...

Congratulations to all the prize winners...

Izzy

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love the design the dies are fantastic. I hope you have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a beautiful card, love the background paper, it is so elegant. Great tip with the die cut to fill the frame. Congratulations to all the comment game winners. Have a great Sunday everyone. Bx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card. The micro beaded background is fab.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jane Franklin said...

Love the card, such a gentle colour. Congrats to all the winners. Jxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the soft colours, congrats to the winners

Cora dirknala said...

Beautiful

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
This is beautiful and elegant,i love this card. Congrats to all the winners.
Love Jan x x

Mavis L said...


Good morning Sue.What another beautiful card love the pattered paper.Not very successful with micro beading but will have another go. (to Ecco of Sheffield we in Cheshire had the dreadful storm last night looks like it is gone your direction and thanks for message all those in pain and suffering. Hey we have Sue wilsons crafting to help us forget, Cannot wait for new show on Thursday Mavis L.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, we are so Grateful for You!!!
This is just Devine!!!
The sun is shining here checking your blog
what more can a girl want!!!
I'm in heaven thanks Sue!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful!

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes

When completing my craft room, although I kept them, I had some patterned papers in my stash that I thought I would never use, I couldn’t imagine how they would fit into a design, they just didn’t sing out to me; but yet again Sue you have shown us with your attractive today that anything is possible even with the least likeliest; all it takes is our imagination & above all your talented incentive & pure genius guiding us to look beyond that which we already see. Love the micro beads on background they really add a touch of grandeur. It may be a trick of the light but even the charming flower looks as though it has a tint of blue, & if we remove this flower then we have a brilliant male card which I’m sure we are always pretty keen for ideas on, thank you for sharing Sue, as always it is much appreciated x x x

LADIES; congratulations on winning the comment game; hope you get many hours of joy using your generous gifts from Sue x x x

LORRAINE; good to know that you are okay & back with us, no matter what you are going through you hold your head up high & make us laugh; Angelina Jolie indeed; lol according to kiddies in school I’m a definite Dot Cotton (as lovely as she probably is) & they ask if I will fall off my perch soon; that’s another story lol. A gentle hint to you my friend ‘we all care’ wig or no wig,Lol, some may be busy & had not noticed you were missing, others may send thoughts but not in comment; the rest of us well we just sit back & wait to see what renditions of humour you will assail us with, Lol, oh & don’t forget there is a tremendous buzz & excitement in the air with reference to our fabulous four gracing our screens from next week Lol X x x

SUSI; TOB; hope you’re feeling more sprightly today (((HUGS))) x x x

MAUREEN & CHERYL; pleased for you that your selfless & generous fundraising efforts have done you both proud (((HUGS))) x x x

LINDA; welcome to Sue’s fab blog; great to receive you into our Wilsonette family - JAN; Long Island; good to know you are wisely using your coffee mornings to join us; lol REBECCA Colorado; you didn’t put me to sleep neither sweetie & myself & Wilsonette family are looking forward to reading your comments x x x

WHEELY BAD; read your amazing comment yesterday...dreamy;ever thought of writing a book,I’m serious dear friend as you have such a lovely way with words (((HUGS))) x x x

My tooth is feeling much better today thank you so once I have caught up on everything I will be honoured to join you all in your cafes my friends; Danish mmmm & I will email you via your blog soon LYNDA my friend, Thanks to you all (((HUGS))) x x x

Okay I now put a Question to you my friends. Does any Wilsonettes friends who proudly own a doggie four-paws have one that fluffs their pillows up for them? No? Then first let me say, on this one, I’m definitely not two sandwiches short of a picnic, lol Hannah can vouch for that; oh if only she could speak Lol

We have this routine where Lauren & Hannah are on our bed with to start with, I give them their herbal night time biscuit, go & get washed & changed (you didn’t want to hear that part did you, Lol) then when I come back in I give them a night night kiss & cuddles; then Hannah gets up & shuffles my pillows with her head(oddly she never does this to Mr B’s pillows) when she’s satisfied she then gets off & lays down on her doggie bed (minus the fluffing up) to sleep. When we first saw this some time back we thought nothing of it but now having seen it every night we have come to the conclusion that she is actually making the bed for me via the pillows...how cute is that...we all know that animals can do the most amazing things for their owners so this is all the proof you need to know that I’m not barmy...Lol...

Gosh I must close; Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) Sue & to all Wilsonettes family Beth B x x x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A grey card for a grey morning except the card is full of sunshine!!! Just a beautiful way to start the day.. Love the colour again as it is classically elegant and set off wonderfully by the dies.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the soft grey background and the gorgeous die

Marion said...

Hi Sue I agree this card is beautiful and elegant looking.
I have never used grey but i like it.
Marion H

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Love ur card today. It's very elegant.
Have just bought the St Kitts die but it's not out the packet yet as I've had no time for crafting :-(
Love to all xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card today I love the colour you have used as a background. The corners look great against it and the peony is becoming a firm favourite. Thank you for sharing. Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the winners xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Nice to see micro beads make an appearance again and I love those borders. Enjoy your day whatever you are doing. SueL x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card for us today, I keep forgetting about using micro beads, must dig them out.
Changing the sentiment, this would make a lovely wedding, anniversary card.
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Take care everyone whatever you do today, Jess x

hazel young said...

Lovely card and sentiment Sue x xhazel

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, I love microbeads they give such beautiful texture. I have most of the dies that you have used so will have to give this design a go.
Well done to all of the winners and thanks so much for all the great ideas,
Heather Treble

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. i sometimes forget my paper stash, must remember to look more often. Some papers that didn't quite do ''it" can look so different with micro beads.

Love Rosemarie xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Elegant with a touch of sparkle. I love the peony flowers. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

karenlotty said...

Congrats to winners I haven't used micro beads in a while I live how it softens the colour of a paper sometimes That so clever too adding an Ornamental Corner underneath the focal die

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such an elegant card today and I really love the soft grey background found in your stash!
The corners go really well with the soft grey and the sparkly Complete Peony is the icing on the cake!
It is grey and gloomy here up in North West Sussex after one of the warmest days of the year yesterday. Why can't we have a few good days in a row? Rain expected at lunchtime so it means I can catch up on some jobs and have a craft sort out too!
Lesley S x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations to your lucky winners,,,,
A really nice card ,loving the background and the color Grey it looks very calming,
Take Care
Elaine H X

auscrafts said...

another lovely card

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, well we have experiencing tropical storms this morning, lighting, thunder and very heavy downpours, and poor hubby has gone out in it, hope hes ok. Stunning card this morning, love that tone of grey it looks gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue,
I love using microbeads and today's card is so elegant!
Thanks for choosing my name from the comments & congratulations to all the other winners !
Janette x

pinky said...

Stunning card Sue, loving the bit of shimmer.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely creation for us today. I love the dies and the paper from your stash. Really looking forward to watching the new craft channel. I only record and watch CE and Barbera Gray. Hopefully we'll get more demos and less chat. Let alone presenters telling us what you've done to make a card, and interrupting when your talking.

Karen Drew said...

Beautifully elegant

Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
What a pretty card. I must get the micro beads out again.
It has been raining here nearly all week and is still chucking it down now.
Congratulations to the winners.
Regards,
Evis M.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely beautiful card today, I love everything about it. A great tip to use a die cut piece to fill in when the aperture is just a little too big.

We had heavy overnight rain (no thunder or lightning, thank goodness) but this morning dawned bright, sunny and breezy. I hope it lasts long enough to dry the washing.

Congratulations to all of the comment game winners, enjoy playing with your prizes.
Frances

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue. Congrratulations to all the lucky winners.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another really lovely card today
Doreen R

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, lovely stash paper you have, and the dies are exquisite.
Lorna D

Sylvia Yates said...

This card is so beautiful Sue. Like so many of us, I have loads of pretty papers in my stash and seldom think to use them. Today is the day to get them out and give them a whirl! Thank you Sue x

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a lovely card. So soft colors, and the dies are beautiful

Tressa said...

I like the use of micro beads on patterned paper, it really is effective. The result card is gorgeous.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & Friends
A very elegant card today Sue I love the soft colour of your background,& love how you used the corner die cut & filling in the bottom of the sentiment with it brilliant. Wow your flower is so beautiful I can never get mine to look like yours.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Beth look forward to your e mail, love how Hannah fluffs up your pillow. Both Annie & Bambi sleep on our bed & Bambi will come up between our pillows every night & she will lay her head on mine for about 10 min I have to give her kisses on top of her head,then goes off & lay's down with Annie at the bottom of the bed.she does that every night. Such funny habits. Pleased your tooth is better today.
& your craft room is completed have a good day my friend love Lynda xx

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

Molly hope your Grandaddy is coping more with his treatment sending him (((( Hug's)))) & sending (((Hug's))) for you & your family.
Have you managed to make any cards Molly. Love Lynda xxxx

Linda,Jan & Rebecca welcome to Sue's blog hope we see you every day.xx

Congratulations all the lucky comments game winner's enjoy your prizes.

Big Hug's for all my friends have a good Sunday love Lynda xx

Hug's for Sue & everyone xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is sumptuous! I love the colour, brilliant for a wedding card, and I love the way you have put the die cut behind the frame at the bottom. Genius! Fabulous bling too. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

SueJ said...
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SueJ said...

I love this card, very elegant.
Forgot to say congratulations to all the winners, well done.

weefortune said...

Very sophisticated looking card, Happy Sunday x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it's beautiful love always June horrocks xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,

It's a glorious day in Stirling, made all the brighter by today's beautiful creation. Lovely to see you dusting off your micro beads again Sue, they create so much texture and interest to a card, and I really must use my patterned cardstock more often because it can create a lovely backdrop. I am one lucky Wilsonette because I have all of these elements in my arsenal so I have no excuse but to recreate this little beauty-all of my family and friends are in awe of my creations, but in have to give you all of the credit because without your endless inspiration my cards would be average at best, so Thankyou Sue for your generosity.
I am undecided as to how to fill my day today after my ritual bath and beauty regime. Do I laze in the sunshine, or do some housework, or maybe be really selfish and do some crafting....or do I go with my brother and nephew to Stirling Castle and McDonalds for the afternoon? Decisions, decisions! Whatever I decide I will be sure to save my pennies because the reality of Sue and her buddies appearing with regularity on tv again has my credit card quivering in anticipation.....and my mum quivering in dread! I, like all of you, are apoplectic with excitement and hope that the emphasis will be squarely on the demonstrations and not the hard sell and presenters.....I wonder if this means that C&C will no longer be featuring CE, I'm greedy, I want it on all of the time!
Beth, you are a sweetheart and say the nicest things, if only my family appreciated my sense of humour but no, it goes down like a lead ballon most days so this lovely blog is a safe outlet for my ramblings:-) you really made me smile with Hannah fluffing up your pillow before bedtime-I don't think your loopy atall, Darcey puts me to bed every night by cuddling next to me and putting her paws in my hand....then, when she thinks that I am asleep, she moves to her spot at the bottom of the bed like clockwork. If this constitutes insanity then all of us animal lovers should be summarily committed!:-) I am so glad you are feeling a bit better, my mums abscess has cleared now too and she can now wear her false teeth again-thank The Lord because she was frightening animals and reducing small children to tears with her toothless grin!
Yvonne my buddy, hope you haven't had a relapse my dear, missed your wicked sense of humour yesterday, come back to us soonxxxx
Big congrats to Sandie and all of this weeks lucky recipients of Sues goodies, hope you have as much fun stalking your Postie as I do...until he got a restraining order on me coming within 20ft of him that is:-)
Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue from a very wet and soggy Somerset.

An understated genteel card with soft tones of grey using the microbeads, loving it.
Congratulations to the comment winners, enjoy your prizes.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Pearl said...

Wonderful card today Sue, love it all.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hello, a lovely elegant card, I really like the muted colours. So excited to see my name amongst the winners. Many thanks Sue, have a lovely Sunday.
B xx

Julie Elli said...

You're on a roll Sue! The last two cards have been fascinating for me and taught me so much!
Thanks so much for the daily inspiration!
Big hug
Julie E

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the idea for filling out where the sentiment goes with part of a die - hope this makes sense. Lovely card.
Beverley W

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is so elegant - just love it
Congratulations to the winners
Hugs
Carol x

Carol Worwood said...

Hi Sue, love the colours of this card, it looks so elegant. xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card. The patterned paper looks great. x Annie P

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card today. I love the patterned backing paper. I just might have to try that as I love playing with my micro-beads :). The corners are really nice and I love the flowers :). x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really elegant card, love the backing paper.
Rosemary xx

CraftyJo said...

I love those corners! What a great idea to use one to fill-in like that. ;)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, elegant card, love the sugared flower
Congratulations to all the winners today

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue, and all the other crafters,

Beautiful card, I like the backing and also the flowers too. Of course, I love everything about the card, very elegant.

Congratulations to the winners

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue, and all the other crafters,

Beautiful card, I like the backing and also the flowers too. Of course, I love everything about the card, very elegant.

Congratulations to the winners

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a really stunning card. I love how you have tied in the background paper behind the St. Kitts die cut and then used the Ornamental Corner die cut inside the frame, great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all the lucky Comments Game Winners, enjoy.

Best wishes

Jan from Long Island said...

Another stunning card! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I'm "so grateful for you"! Congratulations to all the winners and have a beautiful day!

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to the winners, Beautiful elegant card today, great tip to use part of a die cut to fill the frame, thank you for sharing it with us.
Wendyx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue a good reminder to pull out all the backing papers we have. The micro beads can alter an I'm not sure paper to one that looks great! Love from Jackie xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
I really like the backing, you don't often use patterned paper it makes a change.
Zena x

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the way you used the micro beads on the patterned paper. Have a great day.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What an elegant card......just beautiful!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card today. Interesting colours.

magpie said...

Sue, all your cards are stunning, but this one has taken my breath away....absolutely gorgeous xx "Thank you" xx Love Karen xx Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your prize! Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Love the colours. Thank you for showing it.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Unusual colour for you to work with Sue - different but just as lovely.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

so elegant and very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats to the winners! Another stunningly gorgeous card today Sue. Thanks for the inspiration.
Lorraine

Anonymous said...

I love your products...the dies are to "die" for...pun intended. I could watch your video tutorials for hours. So amazing how beautiful your cards are. I have purchased some of your dies and I love them. I love that your dies are larger since I like to make larger cards. I have a long wish list, however, so I will add to my collection over time. If I hit the lottery, I'll get them all at once. LOL Thanks for your inspiration. Jan D., Florida, USA

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are always such stunners and this is no exception! A big WOW from me! Gorgeous! And congrats to the lucky-duck winners!

ursula said...

Where do I begin, this inspiration is overtaking me.....its is beautiful Sue.....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another beautiful card sue x its so soft and sophisticated x I would never have thought to microbead patterned paper it has a fantastic effect x the colours are gorgeous and the flower is stunning x thankyou so much sue for sharing your wonderful ideas with us x
Beth and lorraine its so lovely hearing about your antics with your four legged friends x if our only pets put us to bed we would have very soggy pillows ! We have fish ! So not very cuddly x
Congratulations to all the lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful! Love this card. Been lovely and sunny until the last hour here in Lincolnshire but I think the rain is on its way
Congrats to all the comment winners!
CaroleB 🐾Xx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the 6 lucky winners! Enjoy your goodies!
LOVE today's card!! I think the patterned paper really shows off the die cuts!! GORGEOUS! TFS!

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like your look on this card using the decorative paper and micro-beads. All the elements you used go so well together. Thanks for sharing.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A really nice card,the tulle looks great but still not tried using it yet.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
What a truly pretty card! It's lovely!
Thank you so much for everything!
Congratulations to all today's winners!
Love to all,
Myra xxx


Jean Bullock said...

I love the combination of white and gray. Those corner dies are so beautiful. Pinned as usual. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765609510837/

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the fact you have used decorative paper as I'm not very good with atamping etc.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, the sentiment is exactly what we all say to you for your continuous inspiration.
Vanessa x

hettygarlick said...

A very pretty card. I like the idea of the decorative paper at the back and behind the frame.

Very much looking forward to the new channel on TV this week.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is so exceptionally beautiful. A work of art.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Love to all,
Maureen xxx

Eunice said...

The car is wonderful! I love using special papers and never thought of using it as you have done. Thanks for the great idea!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good to see the background paper. Love the card and colours.
Jan
Northampton

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and the flower is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and the flower is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and the flower is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the grey patterned paper you have used and everything else, especially your flower.

Hope you are having/have had a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Oops, I forgot to say...

Congratulations to all the winners! X X

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue hope all is well.
Just back from market, car unpacked thanks to Mr L, fresh bedding all done, so cup of coffee, painful joints resting and Parti time. What a beautiful card today, I need to remember to use my micro beads more often, they are hiding behind the guilding flakes that's the problem !!
Its a cool subtle card today, very pleasing to the eye and the sentiment comes back to you as alway's.
Wrong move to sit down with my feet up although the 4 paws and Mr L have beaten me to slumberland lol !! So I may just join them when my meds have kicked in.
Sending love n hugs to you Sue, and well done to all winners listed above, enjoy your gift.
Lancashire Steph xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A stunning card, with a fabulous sentiment, and I'm sending it 'right back at you' because we are all grateful for you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card. You have gave me an idea on how to use my micro beads.

Regards
Joan from Newcastle

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card , love the grey patterned background...I am always looking for grey background paper but never seem to be able to find any!
What a good idea to microbead the background paper looks really good.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I am back we got our internet back now. Today's card is pretty an I love them little beds nan showed me how to make them turn into other colours an put them in glue in the middle of flowers. I have been back an looked at the cards I missed an they are lol really nice an I have tried to read the comments. Thanks to everyone who been sending kind wishes to my grandad he is still being really sick an not eating very much an dad said they might have to put a feeding peg in him like my nanny as but she don't use hers anymore but he still got it case she needs it. Grandad said no way is he having it he will eat when he wants to an now he as eaten some toast yesterday. Nan told me that someone was writing nasty things about Elizabeth on the blog an I think people are just really nasty because they don't have any real friends. Someone was writing bad things about me on Facebook once an I was really upset but nan said the girl was just sad with nothing better to do with her time. So now I just don't answer her or just say yea whatever an she not bothered for a long time now. I think Elizabeth writes really kind things to people on the blog an she as wrote really kind things to me about my grandad.so don't worry about what stupid people who are sad writes they are childish an just waste there time. Thank you everyone Molly oxoxox

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
What a beautiful and classy card this is. The gentle silver and white colour palette could be used for so many occasions I'm thinking it could be used for both a wedding or a sympathy card.
Love this card.
Hugs x
Katie-Louise sweetlove

Sandie Braithwaite said...

How absolutely gorgeous is this card! I love the colours and the St Kitts die which is not in my stash. .....yet! It is a beauty. Xx

Lesley Cann said...

I love this die. I especially like the way you have used the micro beads on your background paper. This card could be useful for any occasion.

DeeDee7770 said...

Another lovely card Sue. I just love your style!

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card today Sue, stunning.xx

NancyR said...

Very pretty. Almost a monochromatic look. I'm going to have to try the glass beads sometime as they really add a nice texture.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful, I love your "stash of backing papers" cards. Reminds me to use what I have instead of lusting over new (but a bit of new stash every now and again does you good...). I lovea shades of silvery greys,especially if there is a hint of silver there too. Watching a TV show and they are live in California! They're in Monterey Bay and the programme is about see life. First thing I thought about when they said where they are was "Sue and Mom"!

Molly, glad you're back but sorry Grandad is still feeling sick. Glad he got a piece of toast down him though. Hoping for all I'm worth this sickness is temporary and as his body gets used to the treatment he is able to feel better. Sending hugs to all of you xxxx

Lorraine, gald you're ok xxxx

Beth, that's very sweet of you to say (hugs), my mind works quicker and better than my fingers so I have to go back and correct all my typing mistakes. I do use VR but I end up having to go back through and add punctuation if I use it on a mobile device, the dragon in my laptop does it better! I try to leave VR for when I really can't type. As for they way I do it, my early life shaped much of it but that's too long a story. I suppose because I like to draw I feel the need to paint a picture with words. Words and language do intererst me, I'm fascinated by dialect (from all over the UK, not just my own) and the social history that surrounds it. My brothers used call me the "Grammar Nazi" but if my Mum and I hadn't instilled the importance of being able to learn and use language properly would the youngest be doing a degree now?

Odd day here,sunny Suffolk until lunchtime then very grey and wet. Now have a breaking sky that is steadily getting darker as the sun sets. Spent most of it horizontal but two entertaining football games on TV this afternoon and a roast dinner this evening made sure it wasn't bad.

On that note I shall say goodbye for now. Sending hugs to Sue, Mom and Wilsonettes everywhere,extra hugs as always fir those of you who need them. May your glue stocks be plentiful and your dies cut first time. Wishing you all a beautiful new week...

T x

Dawn Holben said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combo.
you always have lovely papers in your craft stash.
The dies in the centre look so pretty and detailed.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Love todays card & the subtle grey background looks amazing with the microbeaded
covering which adds that lovely extra texture.
Very pretty & elegant & suitable for many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, it has a soft, gentle look to it which I love. Very impressed with your "filling in" behind the frame, it opens up so many more possibilities for using smaller sentiments.
I am back home in Germany now and just hope I can receive the new craft channel, fingers, toes, and everything else crossed it will be broadcast on the European satellite beam.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prize.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Susan White said...

So pretty with the soft grey patterned paper in the background. Well done to all today's lucky winners, Susan x

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I think the colour is very pretty and calming. The flower is gorgeous. Looking forward to the shows on the new channel
Love Angela x

nannapat said...

Amazing card Sue, I love everything about it. As for the sentiment - we are all so grateful for you! Pat x

Theresa said...

Hi
I Ssue and all your crafty crew
Wow another fantastic card you have given us today Sue I love the corner details and although I have used my patterned papers I never thought of adding micro beads to them
Thanks for the inspiration
Theresa G x

sued99 said...

Love the corners and the way you used one in the centre. Gorgeous card.

karen keen said...

Good Eveing Sue
Great minds think alike. I haven't used my micro beads for ages and have very recently dusted them off ready for my Christmas cards.
The card is stunning. Grey can be a little dull but you have shown that using other elements really lifts everything. Very clever.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good evening Sue, a really beautiful card. Take care, Ivy xx

rolfi said...

Good evening Sue,
a very elegant card...
Rolf xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Those papers are stunning Sue. I do like using your micro beads .I made Christmas baubles with them last year. The card is stunning Sue
Congrats to the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and nice to see the micro beads congratulations to the winners - enjoy your prizes.
Been a nice day here in Durham but now pouring down again. My poor hanging baskets took a real battering in the storm last night.
Beth, lovely to hear that Hannah is looking after her mam.Scamp comes to bed with me every night and usually sits on my head while I am reading! If I pretend to be asleep, she pats me on the face with her paw the only downside is if I don't wake up she puts her claws In my cheek to make sure I give her a cuddle!!! Every morning she jumps on the bed for a cuddle and as soon as I'm up, she takes my place in bed! She doesn't bother with Dave though for some reason. As I'm typing this she is waiting to go to bed - aren't they funny?
Molly, pleased your grandad has managed to have some toast - give him my best wishes.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

DeCor said...

Another wonderful Card Sue. So clever the corners. I like them a lot and the way the micro beads give a muted beautiful effect. I

Have a great week.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Beautiful card Sue, lovely background paper
with the microbeads. Maybe have time to show me how to at AP.

Molly- you are a very strong and sensible girl,look
after yourself and hugs to yours. Sorry granddad is still
so ill but good he managed some toast.

Beth- how sweet is that, she is making sure you
will have a good night. A fluffy pillow is important! :-)

Wheelybad- I have a stock of double sided Tape,Glues and
glue dots. However when I bought them I wasn't really making
cards as such so I now found quite a few have dried up,ooops.
Memo to myself. do not buy before it's needed,tick

Congrats to all the very lucky winners !

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

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card, I love these corners they add such class to any card, and with not a lot of imagination can be used in so many ways. Another SW winner. Thank you Sue,
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card Sue!! love the corner die cuts!! they are very elegant!!

Laura O said...

great card ,nice to see how you used patterned paper in the background ,Laura O

Tres said...

HI sue. Oooooh today's card is stunning !! I love the colours you have used. The grey/silver paper looks fab !! I love the St Kitts die. It is a very delicate, pretty die. Great sentiment and a really great idea to fill up the gap with your ornamental corner dies !! I love these corner dies. I have recently got your other corner dies, the Charming Hearts ones and they are my new favourite dies at the moment !! I never realised how many variations you can create with them !! They are fantastic Sue !! I really want/need the Ornamental Corner dies now too !! I also absolutely love the flower you have created on your card along with your beautiful Splendid Swirls Dies. A truly beautiful card Sue !!
Thanks for sharing. Sending you and your family lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
super card design today.
Lovely dies used too, and a great colour choice.
Congrats to the winners.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, love the colours and the dies too.

Di B. x

Tykie's Girl said...

I really like this card oh wait I said that before. I am watching your old videos and have just finished 2014. Will start on 2013 tonight. I am so thankful for you and your amazing talent. It does inspire me I have started making cards again. They are hard to do since my surgery. I am improving and find it is good therapy. Thank you for that also.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card!! Love the addition of the beads to the background. I am curious what kind of adhesive you used to attach the corner pieces to the beads. I have to sign anonymously since google won't recognize my password anymore.
Taerie
dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

melody said...

Hi sue, great card I think the grey colour looks really nice love the dies, am the card is beautiful as always. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Vie Carter said...

Pretty card

Vie
x

Love2papercraft said...

Oh so very pretty! I'm late in getting to read the blog/but just have to weigh in how delightful this card is!
Rebecca in Colorado

America said...

Wonderful elegance of the grays. Fabulous frame backed with the same paper to match BG. Lovely addition of the ornamental corners that add so much interest. My fave part about this beauty is the texture you've given it with the micro beads. Fantastic detailing!