Monday, 24 August 2015

Thanks


 Hi bloggers!  Every once in awhile I just have to unleash my inner grunge and allow it to go free.  Today's card was just such an adventure.  I know it may not appeal to everyone, but it came out with a soft shabby chic feel to it in real life and I was just so pleased with it.  Did a little happy dance in fact! LOL  Give it a chance as I think it will grow on you!  I started by covering a piece of milk card with some picket fence, tea dye and Tattered Rose ink in the form of a wash.  I cut the piece into three sections and distressed the edges and mounted them on foam.  Next I glued a piece of cheesecloth (from the hardware store) on to the background.  I flicked a white paint pen at it to add more distress.  I stamped the Shaded Peony on some card from my stash (a sort of strawberry colour and cut them out and created several different sized flowers.  I spritzed them with water and crumpled them a bit too.  The Dandelion Clocks were used for the flower centre.  I cut several of the stemmed Dandelion clocks in different colours and arranged them around my flowers with some Maidenhair Fern bits added too.  Finally I cut the Vertical Thanks in milk card and backed the letters with Taupe card, added mounting foam and mounted it to the right side of the card with another flower.  I finished off with my mats and layers of milk card and taupe card, but distressed the edges of all of them.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  Has it grown on you yet? LOL  All for now, Sue x












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Pam said...

This is a gorgeous card, love it.
Happy Monday everyone

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
You should definitely let your inner grunge come out more often!

It may be on the grunge side but it is still elegant.

I for one love it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning it's very autumnal in colour but absolutely stunning. Yvonne xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a little bit of grunge is fine by me! Lovely card, it is nice to do something different at times. Love Jean xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
If I do grunge it just looks messy and not at all pretty, yours still looks balanced and elegant - how do you do it ? lol !!!
Have a lovely Monday
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this one is a real eye catcher it is brilliant, Thank you.
Take care and have more grungy fun Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...


Hi Sue
WOW = this is so different for you
I love it - you should do this more often
Pat x

hollyberry said...

Well it might be grunge but I love it. The eonly shame is for me on my screen the pinks domnot come through but imagination is a great thing!

TDQ Karen said...

I absolutely love this card, though the colours are not coming through on my screen.

I am liking the grunge style more and more

auscrafts said...

Yes I do like this card

Jackie Meechan said...

Yes I certainly like it. Gorgeous and different from your usual but why not try something different once in a while. As someone else says it makes me think of autumn the colours.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

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Jan.moogie said...

This is stunning, gorgeous and fabulous I really like it Sue. You should do an extended video on this grunge look as it would be so appreciated by people like me. Have a great day, hugs xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well very different card for you today, it is very nice.

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

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I have to say I think todays card is just fantastic, love everything about it. The flowers are perfection. Have a great day. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card your grunge always looks so elegant love the cheesecloth in the background.
Nancyd xx

rosiejt said...

That's a brilliant card!

anne mather said...

Morning Se,
Great result - I love grunge when it's done with style and this has bags of style!
Well done Sue - let it out!
Anne M xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
It's fairly elegant grunge lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I use the word lovely a lot in my comments on your cards because they are just that. But this beyond lovely and I am struggling to find a word to describe just how much I love this card. Awesome does it I think! Fab background and flowers and soooo textural.TFS.

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue

Today's gift is certainly one that I have to look at for a few more times yet before I can make my mind up. It certainly is way out of my box but it's what we need sometimes to make us stop and think.
Despite all that I do appreciate your format and your brilliant use of your dies.

We have a damp start to the day here but the sun has just shown his face so perhaps he'll stay around. At least the temps are at a level where I can craft without damp hands spoiling everything.

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...

Very different card today Sue, I love it. You do grunge very well. JJxx

Carol said...

Oh Sue I wish you would let the grunge beast out to play more often. ~This is so up my street....love it love it love it

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you've done something a bit different - the cheesecloth in the background works really well, I love the flowers and the way you've used the stemmed dandelion clocks like leaves is brilliant.
B xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Is this REALLY a Sue Wilson card ? You little devil you. Not only have you let the grunge in you fly free, you also did a cheeky little happy dance (wow, SW twirking) bet we wont see that on YouTube OR the new craft channel - go on Sue, dare ya : )
Im giving it a chance, and im sure that within the hour I will love it, I already love the floral focal element its just the background I need to get use to as it really is so unusual for you to go so uncaringly wild lol. Its a bit like Banksy going from weird to pretty floral graffiti with added butterflies over night lol.
Whatever your naughty, cheeky, twirking plans are for the day Sue, enjoy and go for it lol.
Sending love n hugs to you Sue and my dear friends that mean so much to me, this sentiment goes out to you xx

Lancashire Steph xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Wow this really works .I particularly like the flowers. Great Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Spectacular card Sue
Luv Rach :)

Elaine Sabey said...

Good Morning Sue
It has grown on me, I like the clean fresh look but this one would make a lovely wall hanging too. I know lots of people that this card would be perfect for.

Love Elaine x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I'm not sure if I like it but I know that I love it!! The flowers are gorgeous. This is definitely elegant grunge- not at all like the usual messy grunge.i really like everything about it. Hope everyone has as good a day as possible, love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, this card is fabulous, if this were mine I would mount it on a canvas and put it on the wall.
I would love do this style but just end up with a mess.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card sure love the style of it xx hazel

A Happercrafter6 said...

From the comments you will see how everyone loves the grunge and I feel just the same. As soon as I saw it, wow was the word which came to mind!
Lovely start for Monday.
Jan
Northampton

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I really like today's card. You should let your "Grungy Side" out to play more often.
I do it very occasionally, it is enjoyable ...... but!! Now and again is enough!!
Love all the wonderful Dies you have used.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Anne said...

You don't have to convince me, Sue - it's gorgeous.

Anne (Northampton)

Clai01 said...

Your 'inner grunge' is really fabulous, I love it each time it creeps out,!
think the card would look great in other colour tones too. x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, just not convinced this style is for me but I can appreciate all the hard work & thought gone into it.

Michele

sandy acland said...

We all have to leave our comfort zone now and again:0)
I dont like the colours but the card is great:0)

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. At first glance I thought I had gone on to the wrong blog! It's always refreshing to get out of our usual comfort zone and today's card is very different yet beautiful.x

Julie Elli said...

One of my favourites Sue! Love this style. It's very mixed media with the cheesecloth.
Big hug
Julie E

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. When the picture first loaded I thought you had taken the photo in septic mode until I read your blog. I don't like too much grunge but think your card is just right. SueL x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
I Suppose I'm Extremely "Biased" Because I Just Love All Of Work
When You Use Black In Your Cards Etc:- Then There's Today's
Awesome Card Which Is Just The Type Of Card I Love I Have
Done Quite A Number Using Very Vintage Shabby Chic Backing Paper
I Just Love The Fabulous Colour Palette You've Used And All Of The
Fantastic Components, It's Fabulous How You've Distressed All Of
Your Edges ( I Don't Get Mine As Good As Your's Lol! ) I Just Love
The Stunning Flowers Using The Shaded Peony Stamp And How You've
Scrunched Them To Give The Vintage Feel, Then Adding Those Beautiful
Dandelion Clocks Which Are Just So Very Amazing.
I Really Love "The Thanks" Die That You've Used It Looks Outstanding
Where You've Inked Through Your Die Keeping The Colours Together.
Sue Great Card The Sentiment Is Very Appropriate For Your Card
I Would Like To Say " Thank You " For Sharing This Stunning Card
I So Wish I Could See Something Like This On A Video Not So
Much The Cutting Of The Dies But How You've Created Your Background
And Fabulous Flowers Etc:-
Take Great Care Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
"Huge Love And Hugs To Yourself"
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Care x

Jane Franklin said...

I like the effect of the base layer, but I'm not keen on the card overall, sorry. Different tho. Jxxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, Wow this is a great card and so different for you I like it and the colours
Kathy x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW You have let your grungy side out and it look's fantastic. It has a vintage, elegant quality about it. The cheesecloth is beautiful and the flower's are just gorgeous. You should do a video on this card as it would give us novice grunge crafter's something to aim for. This would be beautiful framed and hanging on the wall all year round. You can let your grunge side out more often and keep your fitness up doing your happy dance LOL. Have a lovely day Sue.
Take care everyone. Had another down pour lastnight, so let's see what today bring's..
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I must start by saying how much I loved yesterday"s card. I did write a comment at the time but must have forgotten to press publish! Sorry about that. I will try and remember to do it right today : )
I love it when you have one of your grungey moments: ) I am not usually a fan of grunge but you always get it just right, and today's card proves it. I love it all but the flowers in particular have caught my eye. My screen is showing brown's and cream shades, not seeing any reds at all but it still looks great. I am glad that you were so pleased with it too.
Have a good day, I hope your Mom is well too. Hugs for everyone. Take care xx

Craftyrn28 said...

Love this card Sue, it still has your stamp on it but I love how pretty you've made shabby!

Jean Prescott said...

Love this card Sue, so different but immaculate at the same time xxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Oh, I love this card! I really like shabby chic/ vintage cards so this is right up my street. Great background with the inks, will definitely try this as it would look great stamped with script. Gorgeous!! Debra x

Anonymous said...

WOW Sue - this card is just amazing. Love it. I' m really into vintage at the moment and this card says it all. Love the colours and the flowers are amazing. I'd be doing a happy dance too if I made one like this! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love shabby chic and this is fabulous. Makes such a change, more please

jenny back said...

Happy dance well deserved. I just love shabby chic and you have perfected it with this card. just love every thing about it.

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
Wow what a beautiful card.
I love the colours and design.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! and 'saved' for inspiration.

'P' Wales

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Well, this is right up my street! I love all things grungy and shabby chic. This card is awesome! I love everything about it. You should definitely indulge this side of your creativity more often. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a lovely card today although very different from your usual,love the shabby chic and the background.
Take care Jane B.

Susi in Cyprus said...

Didn't manage to comment yesterday but I liked the use of backing paper and micro beads on yesterday's card. Sometimes I'm too busy looking at other techniques and forget about my backing papers! Today's card is totally different and probably well beyond my capabilities! It's not a style I would have thought of, but the more I look at it, the more I like it! I get so much inspiration from you, Sue!
Have a lovely day everyone,
Susi in Cyprus

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
I really like this card, so different, proves what can be done with some imagination,

Thanks
Maggie

Tressa said...

Are we seeing a hidden side of Sue Wilson? This is unexpected but very welcome. The planning needs a little mulling over but the end result is rather gorgeous.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Looks like I'm in the minority on this one - its not my cup of tea, sorry.
Doreen R

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fabulous card, love the vintage shabby chic look.....GORGEOUS! The flowers are stunning!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, well it's my cup of tea and
I only drink coffee :)!!! I always say it wouldn't
do for us all to like the same it would be a
pretty boring world!!!
Keep mixing it up its good for us!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue this is stunning, love it

marg said...

Hello Sue
I need to revisit this a few times as the colours are showing different to your description !
I like the style so different from your usual!
Take care
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

I LOVE IT! You may call it grungy but it doesn't look grungy in my definition I have the maidenhair and dandelion dies It looks like I'm going to have to invest in the peonies dies and stamps!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW love it - this is my style - keep them coming

Hugs
Carolx

Izzy said...

YES!!!...love it, love it, love it...lol...you should let that inner grunge animal off the chain more often Sue, and you do realise that you're going to have to source some of that cheesecloth for us now!...love the texture it gives to the background

Izzy

patwyn said...

Morning Sue,

Well, this is a surprise!! Sue Wilson doing grunge, lol. I am not normally a big fan of grunge but I absolutely love this card. Stunning is the word for it. The flowers are beautiful. I am thinking maybe I should try doing grunge, but I know it won't look anything like yours. So maybe not .........lol

Pat xxx

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue your inner grunge is it well I love it thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Yes definitely, more please. I am very much into this look at the moment. Only you could manage to make grunge/shabby/vintage so elegant. Would make a Great Wall hanging.

Love Rosemarie xx

SueJ said...

I don't normally like the grunge look (clean and simple that's me) however this card is gorgeous, I like the elements and colours you have used.
I'm sure it's a card anyone would love to receive.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
My! this is different, I think it's a gorgeous card, not usually a fan of grunge or vintage but you have won me over on this one.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

nattyboots said...

Cor Blimey
When you Grunge you Grunge Sue , love,love,love the look and the sepia color, your gorgeous background and superb flowers, keep them coming !
Have a great day
Elaine H X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Move over! so that I can join you in the happy dance lol! You should bring out your inner grunge more often it's absolutely gorgeous. It's 'Grunge' at its best I love it, I haven't done grunge for a long time. Your maidenhair and dandelion dies are stunning and I'm lucky enough to own them.
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

A very interesting card Sue and yes, it definitely grows on you. Grunge it may be but it is also delicate and feminine. Thank you. Xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a gorgeous card these are colours that I don't used but you have used them beautifully And your design is wonderful xx

Debs A xxx

carol quinn said...

Another unusual card from you today sue....nice to have a change!

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue! so unlike you but I love it. Hugs Halina21

Marion said...

Hi Sue a lot of work has gone into this card .
but not for me sorry.

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, oh wow definitely different for you, but Ive got to say youve done a stunning job with the design and the background looks brilliant. Well done. hugs Shirleyxxxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, I for one love it!!!
Lorna D

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, sorry but not for me.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love the card but don't think the photos do it justice. It looks all brown! What do you mean by a 'wash' please?

Love
Roz.x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love it . love Jean Z xxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
sometimes it´s good to try something new.
So this shabby chic card is great and I like it very much. You should do it more often.
Rolf xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card card Sue.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A very different card but I love the way that you have done this. It seems very shabby chic to me and the colours work really well.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is lovely. I like it when you think outside the box. This one has lots going on but it suits the dies you have used.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I really like this card.
It is just so different.
Regards,
Evis M.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I like how you have done this card, I'm not a huge fan of grunge, it it is ok in small doses.
Have a safe and happy day everyone, take care Jess x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. I love the grunge/soft shabby chic and your colour combo :-)) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Cdteach said...

Wow!!!!!!!! I really do love this card as it appeals to my inner grunge as well. The colours are wonderful, and the best bit is you can use this style with any sentiment for any occasion.
I hope it's not too long before we see your inner grunge again.

Jan

PS I'm also a big fan of black on cards............

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I do like your take on Grunge. The card is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jackie Durrant said...

Well I think it is great Sue, its fun to have a play with different things every once in a while, love from Jackie xx

Scottydog said...

At first glance I wasn't sure, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it, I think I was just taken by suprise & thought someone had hijacked your blog! Wish my grunge was like yours Sue - just haven't been able to pull it off. Any chance of a video to see how you go about it please.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Don't need to give it a chance - its fab and right up my street. Love the colours and the dies and the overall effect is just stunning. Still wish my imagination was anywhere near as creative as yours!!!!!

Paula said...

It's a beautiful card Sue, but not my favourite colours I'm afraid, yet I can see the attraction for those who like the shabby chic look. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see your dies used in different ways

Yorks butterfly said...

Wow Sue this is different, was not sure at first but the more I looked at the card, and saw all the elements the more I began to like it, I am not good at the grunge look but might have to give it another try
Wendyx

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. I love this card. It's such a departure from your usually style. It would be great to have a video of these techniques. Jennie, my granddaughter, is still enjoying your videos and is now very into guilding flakes!! Take care. Love Diane. Xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Well this is a nice surprise on this awful morning, I think your card is wonderful as I love the shabby chic look. You should try this look more often as judging by the majority of comments so many of your followers love it!
Unfortunately, I can't see some of the colours you mentioned but that doesn't matter as your card is still fabulous.
Perhaps we could have a video sometime on Shabby chic cards?
i have tried this type of card a long time ago but am now planning another session.
Lesley S x

cats said...

Good morning Sue!! This card doesn't take any growing on me!!It was love at first sight, lol :)
Christine xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. You make shabby look very chic and elegant. Not tried shabby but might one day.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Fabulous..... I love all of it. Really shabby chic. Thank for these wonderful ideas. Hugs Heather.x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card - makes me think of Harvest Festival - why, don't know.

I think I'd add a teensy weensy bit of red, perhaps some berries..........

I am always VERY unsuccessful at doing grunge, but your little masterpiece is encouraging me to keep on trying, every now and again.
Hugs, Rose

Lesley Griffiths said...

Grunge it may be but the flowers have a luminous quality to them that lifts the card from the dreary to the delightful. I like it.
Happy Days,
Lesley

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love it when you give us something different Sue!
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

I bet it looks even more stunning in real life what a gorgeous card. Love yvonnebennettxx

Scottydog said...

At first glance I wasn't sure, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it, I think I was just taken by suprise & thought someone had hijacked your blog! Wish my grunge was like yours Sue - just haven't been able to pull it off. Any chance of a video to see how you go about it please.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love this style. More of this please!!!

Lesley Thomas said...

I love it! I usually have no idea how to achieve that grungy look, but I can see how you did this, and it works so well. What's more, I have all the dies you used, except the Thanks, and I think I'll have to put that right!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
More shabby chic than grunge, the floral element is superb. Thank you for always giving us something different

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue

Gosh this is a bit different, I wondered if I had got the wrong blog, lol. As you said it did grow on me. I would agree that it is more Shabby Chic than Grungy. The floral elements is so nicely dramatic. It must be great for you to do something a little different, I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Chris Wellnifty said...

Love everything about this one, especially the colour tones and those flowers

Mac Mable said...

I do so love this card. Very creative, clever and the colours are gorgeous. Love the layout, the dies and the techniques used..Love it! x

Debbie said...
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Val Jones said...

Whatever you make Sue always turns out to be amazing and this card is no exception..Very different but lovely.
Thanks Val in Spain x

Debbie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Forget using the word grunge. This is CHIC! It so reminds me of Fall is so near, and my friends will start hanging things from their gardens to dry out and use in indoor floral settings for the fall and winter.

Sue, you should step out of the comfort zone more often and do videos on cards like this. This takes your dies on a new level using beautiful colors on this card.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card even if it is not my personal choice. You have shown us how to do shabby chic (much nicer than grunge) to perfection. I have a friend that would love something like this but I don't think I had better try because it would probably just turn out a big mess lol.
Frances

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
me again - what was I saying!!? Had a look in close-up and OF COURSE I WOULDN'T add a teensy weensy bit of red, that pink and brown is just beautiful.
I'm with fluffycat with regard to shabby chic vs grunge. And my efforts on that front turn out like Muriel Kelly's I suspect.
You just HAVE that elegance which shines through no matter what the style is.
Hugs, Rose

Jan from Long Island said...

Shabby chic is a favorite of mine and you do it brilliantly!!! This card is gorgeous and the colors...WOW, WOW, WOW! You should be doing a happy dance! Have a beautiful day!

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
don't dislike today's card but I think a touch of orange or red would lift it a little.

Love to all
Meg
xxxx

SerenePolly said...

Your inner grunge is a thing of beauty Sue! I really like this alternative approach.

Take care


Christine
xxx

hettygarlick said...

I can't say that grunge is particularly my style, but you've made a lovely job of that. Sometimes you just have to try something different!

Julie said...

Well done Sue, I love it. I just adore this style of card and you have definitely put your stamp on it. Hope to see more.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it, love it, love it. I love shabby chic and this really appeals to me, the flowers and dandelion clocks add the perfect finishing touches.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dawn said...

This is a beautiful soft grunge style, suitable for many people, I love this, Thank you for the inspiration x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is stupendous. It deserves to be framed and placed on my wall.
I love it. You are a tinker, just when we think you cannot do anything else to surprise us, you pull the rabbit out of the hat!!!
Have as good a day as you can ladies.
Love Maureen xxx

Susan Lesperance said...

This card is beautiful. I'm going to have to try grunge myself

Sue L

Susan Lesperance said...

This card is beautiful. I'm going to have to try grunge myself

Sue L

greendragon said...
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greendragon said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Pearl said...

I like the grunge look today Sue and this card is fab, a bit more work than matting and layering but I like it, just my cup of tea.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl x

June Fletcher said...

Hello Sue

I love this card, simply stunning

Smiles

June

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the style and colours, very nice!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card Sue. Love vintage, shabby chick myself.

Jayem said...

Yes Sue, I love it!

Thanks!

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I think it's gorgeous Sue, I too love a little grunge but don't always get the chance to create it with the card orders I am asked to do.
This card works so beautifully with the colours and textures you have created here, those flowers are wonderful and I hope you let the grunge out more often in the future.
Lorraine from Norwich

sued99 said...

Love it! Even your grunge looks tasteful. Mine doesn't! X

Jayne S said...

No need to give it time..... i love this card.

Theresa Pace said...

you should let your inner grunge run wild. absolutely stunning! love it and don't let nybody say any different, hugs xx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Sorry that I didn't leave any comments over the weekend but had visitors AGAIN and whilst I was able to have a sneak peek at your cards I didn't get time to blog but they were both lovely as usual. WOW Your grunge card is something else. I love it. Now if I had flicked paint/scrunched up my flowers after soaking them to death, the whole lot would most probably have ended up in the bin. However, can't is only can with a 't' on the end so will try, try again. Hugs xx PAuline A

Bejay Roles said...

WOW!!!! I wish this had been a Wednesday giveaway card, Sue as I would have loved a chance to win it. It's beautiful...grunge rules!!! xx

Bejay Roles said...

WOW!!!! I wish this had been a Wednesday giveaway card, Sue as I would have loved a chance to win it. It's beautiful...grunge rules!!! xx

nannapat said...

How do you get grunge to look so classy? This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love the flowers and the colours that you've used. Pat x

my craft cupboard said...

Absolutely gorgeous.......LOVE the classy grunge look...magnificent!!!
hugs
sharon :)

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Sue, you will have to allow your grunge look to come out more often, this card is very elegant and beautiful.

I love the flowers, and everything seems to complement each other

Thank you for all the inspiration.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Anonymous said...

I love your card. I'm such a clean and crisp card person, but recently I've been trying some mixed media which is so not me. However, I have to say it's been fun. I wanted to think outside the box and try something different. The biggest obstacle has been getting used to my hands and work space being messy...OCD here, too. LOL Anyway, I love your creation and the colors are so pretty. So happy I found your blog. TFS with us. Jan D., Florida, USA

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, always good to have a change of style and this is so lovely, very elegant, Kate x

IVY Cheong said...

Wow! I LOVE this card! Shabby chic is my style and I am definitely going to give this a try! Thank you for sharing your inner grunge:-) love, Ivy xx

CraftyJo said...

You can't beat a bit of grunge :D

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue , I love this ...release your inner grunge more please!!!
XxxRuth

Zena McCalmont said...


Hi Sue
Great card, love the autumn tints. Could adapt this for a male card.
Zena xx

hotpotato said...

wow Sue this card is stunning, please release your inner grunge more often. x

Lesley Cann said...

Today's card is not really my style but I do like to see you do different things it is nice to get out of the comfort zone occasionally.

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Love the cheese cloth background, the peony's are
stunning, need to get the stamp for them. The colour
on the screen is more wine red/ brown, I like it !

Sending love and hugs to all Wilsonette's and my
true friends. Hope your day is ok!
Have seen the doc.this morning, a few thorns still in my throat so
needed something to help it move along and it been
raining all day so far, going under the duvet or make
some cards ,that's the question ?

hugs Maria x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, your inner grunge is spectacular! What a gorgeous card! Thank you for the close-ups - the details are amazing!

barbara macaskill said...

Your inner grunge did an amazing job! LOVE the shabby chic feel and those flowers are so pretty! TFS!

Darlene4527 said...

Different for you, Sue, but it is pretty and does grow on you...love the colours!

Tracy Welham said...

Loving this shabby chic grunge style card! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

KVencel said...

I love grunge! Of course, I love bling also. :)
This is an absolutely beautiful card design. I think you should do more of them, by the way. :)
I am amazed by how different all your designs can appear; and you don't use very much, if any, patterned paper. Wow! Loving that! Then I wouldn't need to have piles of the stuff, just plain card stock! That will make me pause & think for awhile.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Love it, love it, love it!!! Inclined to agree with Alison's description that it is "elegant grunge". Not pastel enough for shabby chic IMO! I love the background & the different way you've done flowers. I need some (more) flower dies so I may as well get some with matching stamps as it's something I've not had before. I think the whole card is stunning & although I love your usual cards I'm hoping for a few more "Sue Wilson Elegant Grunge" cards!

Miserable day outside today. Weather warnings for flash floods, fingers crossed that no one is affected.

Ok, I'm off to try and liven myself up & do something (as yet undefined). Have a lovely day (despite the rain) Hugs to everyone, especially to those who are ill, having treatment, in any kind of pain or who just need an extra hug!

Happy crafting,

T x

Eunice said...

Not really my type of card but the color and what you did with some of the items on the card are inspiring!!

Vie Carter said...

Not really my type of card, but love the design

Vie
x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes!

Well, how much do I adore this card? I simply cannot be summarised in a single paragraph! I love it when you let yourself go and produce a true work of art that is shabby chic in all of its glory. I only wish that you would do it more often because you are at least as good, if not better, than Tim Holtz himself! Could you please do some demos on YouTube of the techniques you have used because tearing and distressing card doesn't come naturally to me and I would like to see a master at work. I would love to do something similar on my heritage scrapbook album. It would have been so great if this had been the weekly card giveaway because it would be simply stunning mounted and framed.....on my craftroom wall!;-) please do more Sue, everyone appears to love it.
I had some good news today, I won a beautiful card using the weaving dies on Johns blog-I am so excited because they are my favourite dies by far at the moment but I have been unable to buy them due to prioritising the Christmas collection. Now I just need to win one of Sues to have the complete set...hint, hint! I will be getting it mounted and framed as soon as I receive it.
I do hope that the upcoming shows feature the weaving dies and the more recent additions to the finishing touches collection. C&C don't always have a great selection anymore so having a rival will encourage positive competition I think!
I am planning to create a box for my brothers girlfriends birthday on Saturday- I haven't made one in years and I'm hoping I don't make a pigs ear of it with my decorations...I never can do plain and simple:-)
I do hope all of my friends, including Yvonne, Beth, Maria and Wheely Bad are ok and not suffering at the minute.xxx
Special mention to Molly, your words of encouragement and advice to Beth yesterday were so heart warming and thoughtful. You are wise beyond your years sweetie, and a true credit to your family- hope Grandad can manage to keep his strength up even if it's only toast it's something positive in the right directionxxxx
Hope everyone is having a lovely start to this exciting week-not long before Sue is back with us again, yippee!

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue
Stunning gorgeous fabulous. I can't stop looking at it. I love the thought of you doing a happy little dance when you saw your finished result.
I don't know whether it is grunge or shabby chic as I don't really understand the difference but what I do know is it's something very special and I love it.


Lorraine well done you lucky lady, I hope you manage to complete your collection one day soon!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Mmmmm. Think it is growing on me.

Shirley T.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

So different but so appealing and attractive . Love it. Suits my personality. I will say no more! Lol

Susan White said...

A bit busy for me Sue, but I do love the muted colour pallette. Thanks for sharing Susan x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Second Try!!,
I really like today's card and I don't usually like grunge at all!
However, I think it's more shabby chic than grunge and more chic than shabby!!
I love it, Thank you Sue,
Love Myra xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Absolutely Love This Card! I totally agree with Myra,s comment above , but this is really gorgeous !
Hope you do a video or demo of this one as I would love to try it.
So excited I just got my iPad replacement this afternoon and now trying to catch up with everything , I found using the iPhone a bit too fiddly for me!
Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card the flowers are brilliant. I couldn't quite see what you meant about the cheese cloth until I took a good look at the close up photos......fab, fab, fab.
Beverley W

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Thus is gorgeous, love the grungy effect and the cheesecloth in the background is quite unusual. I love the selection of flowers you gave used, the dandelion heads look fabulous. Oh Sue I think you should bring out your inner grungy more often! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Brooke b said...

What a gorgeous card, love it. The flowers are beautiful, love the grunge look.
JB xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love how you have used the dies and created this look. Have a great evening. Hugs Jackie

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is a lot of grunge. I am sure the photo does not do justice to a Sue Wilson card. I'll sleep on it tonight!

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, i love, love, love this card today. The look is stunning.....Rosie xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue.
Wow today's card is awesome it's right up my street. Wish u would do some more of this type. I love it xx

Ms Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com) said...

Good morning Sue. What a beautiful way to say thanks. Masculine colors. What type of adhesive do you use?
Thanks

Laura O said...

fab card ,love it ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue x what a contrast to your usual cards x its good to come out of your comfort zone sometimes and its amazing what you can achieve x like many others have asked could you please please please share a video so I can make a grunge style card and not ( as my hubby calls it ) a dirty card !!! He means it in a nice way I'm sure x thankyou sue and hope your inner grunge resurfaces again soon sue xxx
steph your suggestion of sue twerking really made me chuckle xxx
Lorraine congratulations on winning on johns blog x I'm sure it must be your turn soon so you can complete your collection xxx
Massive hugs to all those who need one x
Theresa w xxx

ursula said...

I love it Sue, not your usual self, but it does one good to go beyond our boundaries sometimes....luv Ursula....xx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oooooo Sue! First glance I thought ooooo it's busy....but yup, by the time I'd gotten to the last line it had quietly grown on me xx I started to see the strawberry tone in the flowers and went from there. I have this amazing image of you flicking the white paint! It's a take aim..... and fire! Lol! Adding to that the happy dance! Now you know how your Wilsonettes feel when they win something of yours! It's nice that you have done a completely different masterpiece xx Gorgeous and "thank you Sue" xx Sending love and hugs to you sue, your mom and family xx Also sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some xx Love Karen xx

Brooke Bont said...

I love it. It must be the grunge look wonderful.

liz spooner said...

Instantly loved this card Sue, cos when I started making cards I fell in love with the likes of Tim Holtz and Hels Sheridan and of course you.xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

Your card does look quite shabby chic, which I love.

Regards
Joan from Newcastle

Anonymous said...

hi sue
stunning card ,love it
barbara from warrington

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the shabby look and the colours look quite muted which are gorgeous.Maybe you should make more in this style.

Jill Berg said...

Love it - keep unleashing your grunge!

Barbara said...

What a surprise today!!!!!
It is absolutely gorgeous and I am so glad everyone agrees. You should do this more often as your shabby chic is amazing. I would love to see a video too as it can be difficult to make a card in this style.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, let that grunge flow as much as you like as this card is absolutely stunning & the colours are perfect in every way.

So refreshing to see something completely different & may I say it's beautiful & love it !!

Another gorgeous 'Sue' creation & would love to see more like this from such a talented lady...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Hackney said...

Gesso and modelling paste next? Can't wait. Don't like the "thanks" but I see you've followed the triangle rule with the rest of it.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Wooooow I love your Grunge/shabby look the colours are amazing,how cool is that cheese cloth in the background it's wicked
Love the flowers & your dandilion clocks..
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Molly ((((Hug's))) for you & your family Big hug for grandad xx

TOB Theresa Hug's coming your way xx

Beth hope your ok ((((Hug's)))) xx

Big (((((hug's ))))) for my Friends xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and your crafty crew
Well isn't today's card a total change from your usual
And I have to agree with everyone else it is spectacular a wonderful crafty creation
I can just imagine you doing your happy dance and you had every reason to do it too I say let that creative grunge part of you out more often
Take care everyone
Theresa G

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
...yes this card is a little different than your usual style...but I am totally loving it....you have so much talent, you can pull off any style you try!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Diane said...

WOW! that's definately out of the box for you, Sue...LOL But it is fabulous! I love it!
Diane

Ann said...



Hi Sue

I am usually a bit scared of distressing but this card is fabulous I will be giving

this one a go really like how it is done thankyou for the inspiration.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Grunge is an area I've never explore.
But if today's card is an example - I like it!
Your card is really inspiring - Thank you for sharing.
Love Brenda xxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! The flowers are gorgeous.. Nice colors..

Anonymous said...

Sue
Absolutely fabulous. My kind of crafting. Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the wonderful work you do.
Regards
Caroline MacH

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