Sunday, 9 August 2015

The Future Belongs

Good Sunday morning!  Today's card started with an embossed background.  I used a piece of coconut white card an embossed it with the Climbing Vines embossing folder.  Next I cut the Greek Island border out of pale green card (from my stash).  I rubbed enchanted gold gilding wax over the top of it to bring out the detail.  Using the Kefalonia die, I cut and embossed creating a frame.  The debossed elements from the die recess into the card when embossed and then I lightly rubbed Bundled Sage distress ink over the top while still in the die.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame.  I stamped the sentiment in black and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I coated it with clear micro beads then seated the frame over it (with extra glue on the mounting foam).  I attached it to the bottom of the card and added a pearl swirl across the top of the card.  Finally, I completed the card with a pierced white mat layer, a thin pale green mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

Jackie Durrant!!!
Yvonne H!!!
Marion H!!!

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

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue., love that Ivy border too.
Congratulations to all comment winners.
Have a great Sunday everyone.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful just beautiful, I like this one, crafty hugs Julie laz

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning
Sweet card today. Have a good day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Great card today, Sue; like Pam - love the Greek Island border. Nice one - thanks!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Very pretty card Sue. Love the ivy border. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue.
A lovely soothing simple but elegant card today, it's the gentle hint of green that give's it that 'soothing' feel, and after the non stop day we had yesterday, my body hurts from head to toe, so a bit of soothing is just what I need today !
Many congrats to the 3 Winning Wilsonettes today, enjoy your gift.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Special card with a profound statement ....beautiful Sue...!
Luv Rach :)

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful card Sue. As others have said I too love the border die and the gilding wax just sets it off beautifully.

Have a great day whatever you are doing

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,so elegant.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love it. It's a must try! Happy Sunday all.

auscrafts said...

Beautiful colours

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely calm card Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care all Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Have to agree, todays card is very peaceful and calm, love the gilding wax and the EF too.
Congratulations to the comment winners, have a lovely summer Sunday, ours was sunny here in NSW if a little cool,
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Have to agree with everyone that this is a very peaceful card and the Ivy border is gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the winners. Sue XXX

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, love it, especially the gilding wax to bring out the colouring.

Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners.

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

anne mather said...

Good Sunday morning all
1back to work for me today.
Love the card - gentle colouring and lovely sentiment.
congratulations to all the winners this week! Well done!
Anne M xx

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful gift you have given us this Sunday morning.
Not only that but the most beautiful sentiment to match.

I love white/white with just a little hint of a soft colour and today's palette shows how well that combination works. Once again your dies are the stars of the show and I think it would be very difficult to find someone who wouldn't love to receive such a gift.

At last our hot weather broke yesterday and we had a full day and night of thunder storms with lots of rain. Everything looks better this morning for it.

Congratulations to all this week's winners.

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

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Today's card is amazing. I love everything about it.
The touch of gilding wax on the leaves is wonderful.
Simple, beautiful elegance.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love todays card, it is just beautiful! Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a very elegant card. Have to agree with everyone this ivy boarder is gorgeous and with that hint of guilding wax to bring out the vain's is just beautiful. The e/b folder is another to add to my wish list along with some of your new festive die's which are being released later this month because i NEED them lol. Congratulation's to this week's comment winner's. Had a great day watching John demo at our local craft shop yesterday, he is such a lovely man and nothing seemed to faze him. He answered all our question's and explained everything beautifully. The card's he brought along for us to have a look at were gorgeous and the finished card's he made were stunning. Hopefully we didn't frighten him away as we would love him to come back lol.
Take care everyone and have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Maria Illsley said...

A very nice card it looks so delicate love the colour xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,it's overcast here :( not like
your card that's a ray of sunshine :)
Congrats to winners enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
congrats to the winners, and what a super card today.
Love the gilding on the ivy, and your superb design.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love how you've put your frame at the bottom of the card it's a refreshing change. I adore the colour green you've used its a calming colour (I need that at the moment lol!). The gilding wax adds a touch of luxury to your card and the ivy border is gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I hope that you have a great day today. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs Jackie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card, the gilding wax really sets the ivy off a treat. Congratulations to the winners.x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very elegant. I do like the ivy border.

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, What an elegant card today,love the gilded ivy.Take care Jane B.

Jane said...

Forgot to say congratulations to the winners Jane B.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card, very soothing and gentle, if that doesn't sound too strange.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card, very soothing and gentle, if that doesn't sound too strange.

djones said...

The gilded ivy just sets the card off, lovely,

Doreen x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely simple and elegant card. SueL x

nancyd said...

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

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card today Sue! The gilding brings the detail of the die cuts out beautifully. Debra x

Aspiring crafter said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love that ivy die!!

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, Love the card it's very elegant and I like the ivy border with the gilding wax. Congratulations to the winners
Kathy x

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
You've done it again, another beautiful card.
Liz xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, I have the ivy set of dies and just love using them!
Gail Cx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-love the fact it has just a hint of colour .

Congrats to the 3 winners.


crossstitchmarg said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, I love these dies the Greek collection is so nice. Then again I love all your dies.

Congratulations to all the winners.


Anne said...

A lovely card, Sue. I like the way you have used the gilding wax on the border - so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Am I the only one who sees that Greek border as grapevine rather than ivy?'s certainly beautiful cut in that soft green and I too love that frame set lower down the card, it makes you look twice at the sentiment...

Congratulations to all the winners...


Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
A lovely soft card. Simply beautiful. Gorgeous colour palette.

Please excuse my absence - been poorly bad as my nan used to say. Going to take me a while to get up to speed as still not recovered completely. Fingers crossed my batteries won't take too long to recharge.
Short posts for a while and have not been up to reading any of your recent posts since being out of action so please be patient with me.
Soooooo pleased to be back.
Congrats to everyone who has one won whilst I have been skiving. Hopefully be back tomorrow.
Crafty hugs

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card with a lovely border. Congratulation to all the winners x

Desiree P said...

I love your Greek border Sue - it is such a useful die for adding some pretty touches to a card.x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Lorna D

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, delicate colours and gorgeous embossing. I have the Greek ivy and use it a lot. Thank you. Xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very delicate, elegant card today.
Doreen R

Lesley Thomas said...

Oh, Sue, I love that Greek border on this card - beautiful.

gwen70 said...

Simply beautiful

nattyboots said...

Beautiful subtle colors and great embossing i love it !"
Take Care
Elaine H X

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,i agree very calming.
i love the ivy die ,use it all the time.
i thought i was dreaming when i saw my name ,cant believe it.
congratulations to the others.
Marion H

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Bundled Sage Ink, ( Anna Griffin Green)! lol!
I use this ink so much and love all the new Embossing Folders Too!
This is the 3rd Day of Sunshine for the Balloon Festival so that is wonderful!
No Red Arrows this year, but the Battle of Britain's 70th Anniversary display !
Get Well Yvonne, take it slowly !
Well done to the comment winners
Take care
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

Congrats winners I love the layout of the card, the colours, the dies you've used I'm not sure about the sentiment But that's because of personal circumstances I'm sure others will use it a lot

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is certainly a wow, love the soft greens. Congrats to the comment game winners. Bx

Penny Robertson said...

Stunning card - love the colours.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Very elegant, the Greek collection of dies are one of favourites. Thank you very much for picking me as a comment winner, congratulations to the other ladies. Yvonne xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Soft green and white, what a beautiful card. I like the way you have put the framed sentiment lower down on the card....makes a nice change.
Congrats to all the winners.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very elegant card. I love the soft colours and the ivy die looks beautiful with the touch of gilding wax. Congratulations to all the winners today, best wishes

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Love the Ivy die and the Embossing Folder.congratulations to all the comment winners.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card this morning. Very clean and elegant. Love the muted green too. The ivy border is gorgeous.
Congratulations to the lucky winners - enjoy your prizes.
Yvonne - get well soon, but just take it steady.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to the winners.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card and sentiment,soft colours a hint of gilding way great embossing folder and fabulous dies - what's not to like.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very organic looking with the background and the ivy. Love the light touch with the gilding wax. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the hint of green in the ivy just sets it off and the embossing folder looks better than I had thought it would so I'll be adding it to my wishlist.

Congratulations to the winners.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful work sue the vines are stunning and the colours are lush brought out by the guiding wax thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the fresh green and white.
Heather Treble

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, would be a good sympathy card, cards we all have to make at sometime.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good day.

Jayne S said...

Lovely card, i especially like the vine border.

SueJ said...

Stunning detail, love this card.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Pure elegance I do so love white on white enhanced with just a hint of colour.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Margaret corgi owner

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card today, it is so gentle and could be used for any occasion, I use my ivy die a lot.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, white on white with just a hint of colour is one of my favourite designs.
The ivy border is just beautiful.
Have a good Sunday everyone, take care.
Congratulations today's winners!
Jess x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I just love your ivy die as it's so versatile. What a lovely card you've given us today. Congrats to all you lucky winners. Hugs xx Pauline A

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love todays card sue x the softness of the greens are so tranquil x the guilding really brings out the detail on the leaves I would never have thought of doing that to the ivy x you have such clever ideas sue thankyou x
Yvonne glad to see you back take it easy x
Congratulations to the winners xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the ivy die. love Jean Z xxx

pinky said...

Beautiful card, love the ivy and those tiny little pearls.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and simple card - the ivy leaves are beautiful. That EF is also gorgeous, perfect for males.
Hugs, Rose

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful, understated yet elegant card. Very soothing colours too. Jus lovely.

Love Helen. Xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the dies you have used and the design is wonderful.
Have a lovely day
Debs A xxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
I do like the simplicity of this card. The Greek Border is one of my favourites. The colours are very peaceful. Happy Sunday all.
Vanessa x

Jackie Durrant said...

Oh my Sue, what a surprise to see my name, thank you. Just love the border die of ivy leaves you have used here and the subtle green colouring is so nice, love from Jackie xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the simplicity of this card and the muted tones are just right. I have everything except the Kefalonia die so I am sure I can re-imagine it to suit.

Yvonne G - glad you are improving but take it easy and don't rush. Normality (or whatever passes for that lol) returns all too quickly :-)

Congratulations to all of today's comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.


carol quinn said...


Thanks sue for the inspiration you bring to us

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
hope you and yours are well.

Not too sure about todays card Sue.
Congratulations all todays winners.

Love to all

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous card. I love the embossing and the ivy and of course the sentiment window. I pinned.

Paula said...

A beautiful card Sue, and deceivingly simple! In other words, my kind of card. :)
Paula x

Covgal said...

Love this card for its simlpicity . Love the coloyur as well. Congratulations to all the winners. Best wishes. X

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, so love the Ivy.

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

I love the simplicity of this card, everything about it - colour, dies and EF. The gilding on the border really makes it pop.

Congrats to the comment winners.

Pat xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card loving the green with a hint of gold.

Congrats to the winners and Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the gilding wax on the leaves it really gives them something extra.
Beverley W

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the subtle colours with the hint of gold from the guilding wax.

Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simple yet elegant, love it
Congratulations to all three winners today

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and I love the low hues of colour.

I love too how you have done the ivy leaves. Thanks for sharing.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love the sentiment which is a very true saying
Congrats to all the lucky winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love all the embossing!! Looks great.. The Greek border die cut is gorgeous

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Haven't been commenting lately as I have been away and although I have been able to log on to your blog, I haven't been able to email.

I do like this card, but I'm not sure that the splash of colour adds anything to it.

Margarert xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely and I love the sentiment

Dawn Holben said...

Gorgeous card again today, I love the detail on the climbing vines embossing folder.
And the greek island dies are very pretty and detailed too.
The gildinv wax highlights them just beautifully

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a quite classic card and lovely for it. The Greek border is so nice and the gentle colour fresh. thank you for sharing.

Congratulations to Jackie Durrant, Yvonne H and Marion H.

Best wishes.

Myra said...

Hi Sue, A card for all seasons! It's really beautiful and the Ivy is gorgeous with that hint of gilding wax!
I love your Ivy dies as they are so detailed and realistic.
Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Have a great weekend!
Love Myra xxx

Molly said...

Hello sue and everyone. Today's card is very pretty the boarder looks nice in the green colour I helped nan make granddads birthday card in May an we copied 1 here you used the same boarder die in black an used the guild gold on it but there was 2 boarders an the card sort of looked like it was made of metal. We couldn't get any of the charms you use in the middle of the string bow so we made a gilded rose instead. Granddad liked it so much he as still got it up in the living room now an his birthday was in May. I told nan that a lot of you have also cut in the blue plate an she said it's ok I not in trouble it's only a Bit of plastic but I should try harder so that it lasts longer oh an granddad as said that if I carry on making such good cards he might buy me a todo cutting machine for my birthday or Christmas this year it look so good because you can foil words in gold an silver an other colours like they do on cards Fromm shops but nan said she don't think it's as good as it looks on TV so best wait an see what others say when thy buy it an ply with it I hope I do get to get it because it looks good.thank you Molly oxoxox

Tressa said...

A simple but effective card. I like the green but would be interested to try other colours.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card again Sue. Congratulations to the winners today.

Eunice said...

I truly love the color that you used in today's card Sue.

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Scottydog said...

Lovely card using the gilded ivy - must try that. Thanks Sue.

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Such a beautiful card today Sue x I love the embossed background it just gives a bit of oomph and texture. Mmmm also a smooth background and just a part of the card embossed....just thinking Christmas cards Sue. Not only simple but to have the wow factor too. I can but only use the Christmas dies that I have got....not a lot but they'll do! I think it's wonderful that you have being doing cards with the ivy die and giving those who have them, some brilliant ideas in how to use them, along with the ideas of all the rest of the card xx "Thank you Sue" x Congratulations to you Jackie, Yvonne and Marion! Wonderful! Enjoy your prize xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some today, albeit feeling low, missing someone and those who are poorly xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card with the gilded ivy - must try that. Thanks Sue. Congrats to all the winners!

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sue, Im a bit late today as Ive been to Stoneleigh Park (Hunkydory) and Ive had a lovely time hunting for the new Embossing Folders and eventually I found all 6 and Im looking forward to playing with them.
I love what youve done with your card that embossing folder really goes well with that Ivy border and the sentiment is just gorgeous. Hugs Shirleyxxxx

craftynanna jo said...

Beautiful card Sue such a lovely shade of green and the verse is so lovely,
Get well soon Yvonne and Congratulations to all the lucky ladies enjoy your prizes.
PS I havn't changed my monicker its just when Sue was doing the Raffle for her new dies she said to add something to be reconized by so i just added Jo to my Craftynanna, Hugs to all Johanna

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Another spectacular card. Truly beautiful

Lynda's craft's said...

Good Afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
I love this card today it's so very elegant,the border looks lovely with the gold gilding wax.the focal element is lovely.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the comments game winners enjoy you prize.x

Yvonne hope you feel 100% soon healing ((((Hug's ))))coming your way.xx

Beth & Debs hope your enjoying your holidays.sunny Hug's Lynda xx

Sandra hope your feeling better .hope you got through Dover ok

Hug's to all friends love Lynda xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the comments winners!
I am speechless about this card! It is so gorgeous that words cannot express how much I love it!!! Splendiferous!!

Nana on the Hill said...

Now this one is really up my street! Love the ivy, it sets off the focal point beautifully.

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely - as always :)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the way you highlighted the embossed background.
Well done to the winners

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card with a lovely sentiment.

Brooke Bont said...

great card love the gold accents.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and stunning die used.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Lesley Cann said...

This is a lovely card. I especially love the way you have used the ivy embellishing it with the gold.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Anything with an ivy border gets my vote! I love it :-) hope you are having a good time with Mom. Billy sends some of his special kisses to you both! X

Molly, it was lovely to read your comment about using the Ivy to make your granddads birthday card as I have to make a birthday card for my granddad this week and need a few ideas! Thank you for sharing and I hope you're able to try out a few die cutting machines and see what you like best. Xxx

Congratulations to the winners xxxx

Yvonne, we'll recover together! Take care and hope you are back to your best asap,hugs xxx

Haven't done much bar organising some tidying up as have yet more stuff entering the craft half a room. Neck stil bad but if I have asleep every few hours I seem to be ok enough to do something. The room will look much more organised. One item is a five tier shelf to put stuff away to make room for my new dress form :-D and another vintage sewing machine though this one is just being tidied up and getting running smooth and being given to my mother. It is stunning and now it means I want one like that for myself! As stuff is going in it means some must go out so that big box of stuff I've been meaning to put on ebay must get seen to asap while Mr W is off work. It's hard work weighing, working out postage (as ebays postage estimator jsut tells you an item is much more expensive to send than it is), photographing and writing descriptions but it'll be worth it as I intend to fund my next lot of dies this way!

Wishing you all a happy new week with good weather, crafting and the odd crafty purchase! Hugs to you all with extra when and where they are needed

T x

liz spooner said...

Todays card is gorgeous Sue, have got most of these dies but not this embossing folder...yet.xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiyasue and crafty crew
Really lovely card there really is something about that ivy that's lovely. I don't have it but it's pretty just on its own with a pop of the gilding wax on it.
Love to all xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, uncluttered and elegant. Pat x

Susan White said...

Lovely card with the subtle touch of green and gilt - very elegant, Susan x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the ivy with the touch of gold. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Such a lovely card and sentiment. Congratulations to the winners.

Joan from Newcastle upon Tyne

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. Will try it out :-) hugs, Ivy xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Delightful card. The gilded ivy is fab!
Jackie D will be a happy girlie.
Best wishes,
Ang x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and so elegant
Karen xx

Theresa Pace said...

love the softness created by this card and especially the colour combination, hugs xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, love the soft green and the ivy boarder is one of my favourites. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you are having a lovely time with your mum. Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the winners xxx
Yvonne hope you feel better soon xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, it is so elegant, I love the Ivy border.
I am always amazed how you come up with so many different ideas.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Love Brenda xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening our lovely Sue and happy Wilsonettes,
This is a lovely card for those(can't understand it myself) that don't like frills and bling. It is such a lovely soft looking card that could be for many different occasions. I always like the colour of a sage green as it is quite soothing and although could be considered a warm colour it is so peaceful and calm looking. The ivy is lovely going down the side and with the gilding is so nice and if only I could handle the soft touch is best part but mines never turns out like that, it could have something to do with the shaken hands. I have found that as long as I do the pave pearl droplets all the mixed sizes it works, it's only when I try doing the same size that I get into bother. Thank you Sue for letting us in on another wonderful creation as we do sometimes need just this style of card when our full works just won't suit. Hope you are having a ball with your mum along with your eternal need to work across in sunny Florida because you are missing nothing weather wise back here in the UK. Sending your mum hugs and not forgetting you and hopefully you will be back on our screens again soon.
A big well done to all this weeks lucky winners as it can give you quite a boost when you see your name up there so I hope that you enjoy your prize when it arrives.
Well after seeing how much stuff I have under the stairs I don't think that I will be needing card, paper, inserts, blanks, kits glues or anything else that way here in the next 10 years, however stamps and dies are a totally different thing altogether as you can never have enough off them can you? How come when ever you sort out your hides hole you always have less room than you had to start with ? I have lost count the number of Hunkydory kits I have, one of them is a Christmas kit that I have 6 off. I don't know how I managed that so I think I will need to either sell some or give it away to the school or that for them to make with the children although I think I might just be sinking myself into that job as they don't have a resident craft teacher. I even have affected my boy with my brain full of rubbish because today I was talking to him about the exploding box that I had made (the only one so far) and we were talking about the old jewellery boxes that I bet I wasn't the only one to have one of the dancing ballerina that twirls and plays a tune when you lift the lid. My lovely boy started giving out with suggestions as to what I can do with my exploding box(he's going to get a bad name for himself from the rest of my wonderful non crafty family if he starts saying things like that out loud. Oh boy did my heart good today just to know that at least one of my children had the craft bug just like me and my mum and dad before did. I went to by school clothes for him the other day when I realised that he isn't going back to school, but going to college where being smart is seemingly uncool. I can't wait for him to come out the other side of this scruffy stage as it just isn't my boy that goes around looking like something that feel off a flitting and forgotten to be picked up, he used to be so smart and shone like a new pin until this scruffy stage was entered. Oh well it could be worse I suppose and that I am grateful for small mercies
Well I will leave you all sending hugs to all my lovely Angels that help keep me up
Love and crafty hugs
Norah. (Glenochil )

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melody said...

Hi sue, lovely card looks so pretty with the pale green ivy boarder, it's so nice to see how different a card can look with just a change of colour. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue ad everyone.
Lovely card Sue !

Congrats to the three winners!

Yvonne- wish you better

To all Wisonette's and friends

Hugs Maria x

DeCor said...

This card looks so pretty in the picture, but when you see how the gilding wax brings out the detail, it is amazing what it does for the features. Another lovely card. I agree this colour is very soothing. Hope you are having a great time with your Mom. It is precious. Thank you again for your wonderful tips and cards.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. The gilding wax on the ivy is lovely.
Congratulations to the lucky comment game winners and also to the winner of Wednesday's card.

Jan.moogie said...

A really beautiful card Sue, love the colours and that ivy is gorgeous. Sorry for commenting so late. xx

hettygarlick said...

Pretty card.

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty Card xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card Sue - again!

Debbie said...

Ooh, I like this new card. (Then again, I like them all!). The soft and delicate look is gorgeous. The strip of leaves, I use so often, along with the Kefalonia dies. Thank you for the inspiration and the videos. I have fallen in love with your dies and embossing folders. They cut like a hot knife in butter. So easy to use. By far, your line is my favorite in the lines that I have. You really took dies to a spectacular level! Thank you!!

Jane Franklin said...

Now this one I like. Jxxx

Laura O said...

love the ivy on this one great card Sue ,Laura O

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue that embossed background is gorgeous,the result a lovely fresh looking card x x x

Theresa said...

Beautiful card Sue as always
Theresa. G

America said...

Gorgeous embossing and use of those micro beads! Both add so much lovely rich texture.