Saturday, 22 August 2015

Treasured Friend

 Hello my crafty friends!  Today's card is a soft yellow (custard card) base, not a colour that I use often enough I think!  I started by embossing the background with a mask called Fanciful.  I moved it along to do the entire background for a bit of texture.  Next I stamped the Cabbage Rose Frame stamp (drawn by John Lockwood) and heat embossed it in white.  I used Distress inks to overlay some colour on to the leaves in a general way, not staying within the lines.  I stamped it a second time and this time, cut out several of the flowers to raise them up.  I used Distress markers to colour them (Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick) which looked nice against the white embossing.  I cut a St Lucia die in white and cut it in half horizontally and layered my stamped image on top so it was peeking out from underneath.  I added small White PVA glue dots to the tips. I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, then coated it with Diamond Sprinkles before die cutting it.  I added it to the open area in the stamped focal element with some mounting foam.   I wrapped a piece of white satin ribbon around the bottom of the card, added a double bow and a white crystal Sparkler to the centre.  Two matching Stick pins were made and added to the bow (they are actually yellow, but look rather greenish in the pics!)  The remainder of the card is just the paper piercing, a thin custard card mat and my final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Sandie Braithwaite!!!

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




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161 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Very elegant
Congratulations to Sandie, enjoy.
Beth, please don't let anyone upset or stop you, it is your blog too and they are not brave enough to put their name to their comment. If they don't like the comments don't read them
Have a great weekend everyone.

Anonymous said...

Great news about new craft channel, can't wait. Best wishes to you all. Sorry Sue not sure about today's card, think it's the colours . Congratulations to winner. JJxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A sunny card for a sunny day, beautiful. Love the cabbage rose stamp. Congratulations to Sandie.x

Jan.moogie said...

This is a very pretty card Sue and those flowers are so sweet. I forget about heat embossing and how gorgeous it looks. thanks for the reminder, have a great day Sue, hugs xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, stunning card this morning, lovely spring yellow, and the St. Lucia die really looks good behind the stamped flowers.

Beth, I don't know what has upset on the blog but please ignore it, as Pam said, we are all one happy family here and are very supportive so you carry on enjoying the blog and ignore the stupid people. rant over.....

Congratulations to Sandie, you will love the card when you get it.

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

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What a sunny happy card. It will match today's weather!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a beautiful card, we sometimes forget how nice it is to stamp and cut out, we are so busy that die cutting has taken over mind you I love my dies.
Congratulations to Sandie, have fun Take care Kitty.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, very nice and cheerful!!!
Congrats to Sandie enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

What a lovely card and you should definitely use the custard card more it is such a sumptuous colour and you have created another beautiful masterpiece with it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hollyberry said...

Really lovely card,very pretty and frilly. Also the colours are gorgeous and somehow springlike to me.
Congratulations to the winner.

TDQ Karen said...

Not sure about the colour mx, may be my pc.

Congralulations to Sandie.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Happy Saturday. You have bought a ray of sunshine to our grey wet day in Lancashire with this sunny card, the St Lucia die is gorgeous it almost looks like little bits of lace showing through in parts.
Well done and many congrats to Sandie on your Wednesday win - sit back, stare, and enjoy Sue's work of art.
Beth I have no idea what has been going on in your world to upset you but try to keep your chin up.
Love to you Sue.
Lancashire Steph xx

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I love the composition and the dies you have used on today's gift but I'm afraid today's colour palette isn't me.
I shall try using a different colour scheme and see what emerges.

Congratulations to this week's very lucky Wednesday Winner.

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


tracy w said...

Hi Sue Another stunning card thank you tracyw

auscrafts said...

Lovely sunny card nice colours

Anonymous said...

A lovely sunny card on another grey day here, Sue. Pretty roses and love the St Lucia die and always great to have a bow and stick pins!

'P' in Wales

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Another stunner. Glad to hear your news about the move to Hochanda. Looking forward with interest to next Thursday.

Love
Roz.x

P.S. Thank you for my prize, it arrived safely yesterday.

Anonymous said...

PS Well done to Sandie on the card win. 'P'

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, today's card, great use of stamps and Dies.
Congratulations on the new Craft Show really exciting news.
Congratulations to the card winner.
BETH:- having been there, Please, keep "The Faith" Chin Up you will win through I have.
Sue, have a great day,
Hugs
Patricia xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Think it may be my screen but I'm getting more mustard than custard lol! Lovely design either way. I have that mask and its great.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue very summery colours and a pretty design. Looking forward to your new venture. Am I the only one who didn't know a new channel was coming?! Have a good weekend love from Jackie xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card I don't tend to use this colour apart from Easter it is a shame. Well done Sandie.
Nancyd xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
This is really nice card. So fresh and pretty. I used this colour for my mum's birthday this year and I thought I was being brave but she loved it!
I love the stamps and need to use them more.
Really nice one Sue.
Anne M xx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card today.....unusual colour for you...love it

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card but not the colour palette, sorry. Congratulations Sandie. Yvonne xx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes

What a fabulous & very interesting card Sue, this is by no means crowded but it has so many lovely details to it that every time I look at it my eye is drawn to yet another beautiful detail...like looking at a painting that draws you to one spot then another & as I love reading into paintings (had to write about them during my Uni courses some time ago) then this is a massive compliment & a sincere thank you to your talents, you really are treasured by us all Sue, after all that is what this blog is really all about & I for one can’t wait for this new channel dedicated to CE...just hope I can get Freeview channel 39 (Hochanda) Home of Crafts Hobbies And Arts. What a great name, so apt x x x

SANDIE B; Congratulations on winning Sue’s gorgeous WG card, you are so lucky, am I a little envious, YES, lol, but I am pleased for you...bet you already have a spot picked out for it...enjoy your fab prize x x x

“You are a treasured friend” – right back at you Sue & to all fabulous Wilsonettes friends, even our newest friends, especially more so to those who wrote such wonderful caring, supportive & encouraging comments, there were so many kind messages that without mentioning names (you know who you are...lol) I would like to convey a SINCERE THANK YOU x x x to each & every one of you & I hope that I can always be there for all our friends for whatever reason, if only we could all of us meet up one day what a great spectacle it would be & what a laugh we would have x x

I also want to reassure you that I was not so much offended by the comment, more a little shocked & a little upset I suppose, simply because at that point of reading it I had persuaded myself that maybe my posts were a load of boring drivel & were just too lengthy for many...BUT HEY!!! That is dust swept under the carpet now...OOOOH I did that literally a few times when I was little more than knee high...lol

I would also like to convey a huge welcome to our new Wilsonettes...please stay with our lovely family... Sue shares her beautiful & amazing talents with us through her cards & videos with amazing designs, techniques, hints & tips & we would all hate for you to miss out on these daily treasures because of a comment glitch...besides Sue is so generous it is our way of showing her support & gratitude...so again Welcome to our new found friends x x x


My Teal GC turned up yesterday so couldn’t wait to have a play...tried EF – ok; tried cutting the die – ok, Tried embossing die...now here’s where I had a senior moment & let myself down yet again (do you remember when I did this at Julia’s workshop) I placed the noble die in with card put to GC turned handle nothing happened, tried again..Oh lordy...nothing again...my thoughts...flaming machine what’s wrong with you (just had to blame the tools & not the craftswoman...lol) DUH!!! Then I remembered my previous mistake, made the changes & hey presto...have I learned from my mistake...think not...will I do it again probably...lol...

Anyways my friends I will close for now until tomorrow...take care Love ‘ n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue, your family & to our family of Wilsonettes Beth B x x x x x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Congrats to the Wednesday winner Sandie!
Lovely warm feel to the custard card, nice rich card Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Pearl said...

What a beautiful and unusual card today Sue, thank you.

Love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card. The colour's and layout is beautiful. The little flower's on the stamped image are gorgeous. Must start using my stamped image's more as my die's seem to have taken over my crafting lol. Love the stick pin's they alway's finish a card off beautifully. Congratulation's to Sandie on winning your beautiful creation. Looking forward to next thursday to see what the new crafting channel is like and good luck to all the creative expression team on there new crafting journey with Hochanda.
Take care everyone and have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Cora dirknala said...

Like the use of the coulor yellow. Thank you for the pictures

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love it. Love. Jean xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is beautiful and the colours complement perfectly. I love it !!
Congratulations to Sandie.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Sorry another comment as forgot to ask LORRAINE if you are okay? missed you & your cheery comments as I'm sure we all did x x x

do I remember you saying you had to take Cold Baths? if I pounced out at a good looking postie whenever he delivered my Sue dies I would need cold baths too...lol...

please don't tell Mr B I said that lol...

no seriously I hope you get the problem sorted out & hope your back with us soon

Take care love 'n' (((HUGS))) Beth x x x

hettygarlick said...

So pleased to see you use this stamp Sue. I have it, but have never decided how to use it, as it's exactly the same size and shape as the St Lucia die. Your idea to cut the die and use it that way is marvellous. Pretty card.

hazel young said...

gorgeous card Sue love the colours and design xx hazel

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card! The whole card has a soft gentle feel to it. I like the custard colour and the frame embossed in white looks lovely. Great use of the die. Debra x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Love the pins to.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Pretty card. I love Johns little rose stamp. It looks so cute the way you have used it. Great news about the new craft channel. Am looking forward to that. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Sandie.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, love all the details. The card looks an odd colour on my screen so I'll imagine a soft custard colour.

Fantastic news on the new craft channel-will have to record a few programmes on Thursday.

Michele

Gloria Robey said...

what a pretty card .Love the contrast.Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Linda Mitchell said...

I'm so happy that you are joining the new craft channel. I will be re-tuning. Good luck with your new venture
Linda

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Not so keen on today's card sorry
I normally like the custard card I think it's the other colours withit that's putting me off.
Sorry sue u can't please everyone lol
Love to all xx
Congrats to Sandra on winning the giveaway x

Linda Mitchell said...

I was so excited about you being on the new channel I forgot to say how pretty todays card is, I think the colours go together well
Linda

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card, the roses look so good against the custard and the pretty StLucia die.
Congratulations to Sandie, enjoy owning Sue's beautiful card : )
Beth, sorry to hear that someone has been upsetting you. Put the sad, mean person's words out of your mind and remind yourself about all of the other kind Wilsonettes : )
Sue, I am looking forward to seeing you and the others at CE on Hochanda. I hope you enjoy making the shows as much as we will enjoy watching : ) Have a good day. Take care xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Wow what a brilliant summary card today. I love the stamp it's so pretty,& the die's you have used they all work as this stunning card shows
LovE & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Beth lovely to see you this morning good on you don't let anyone stop you from doing your posts have a great day my friend
Love & Hug's Lynda Xx

TOB Theresa always thinking of you ((((Hug's n)))) Love Lynda xx

Molly Big HUG'S for you & your lovely family xx

Big hug's for all my friends love Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very different looking card today and I love it but not too sure about the custard card although it looks really pretty against the white. Looking forward to the launch of the new craft channel, especially with all my favourite crafters - brilliant news. Congratulations to Sandie on winning Sue's amazing card. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
Very simple and very elegant. Works really well.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

carole bennett said...

Good Morning Sue
Great news about the new craft channel, and no Jackie( Durrant) you aren't the only one who didn't know another craft channel was starting lol, that should give C&C something to think about, it' s been getting very same old, same old for a while, and who do they think they are kidding with some of their prices!!!! Just have to sort out how to get Freeview on my TV .
Back to today's card, not sure about this one, I think it' the colour, sorry Sue.
Off to finish decorating the bathroom. Am I alone in absolutely loving the smell of gloss paint lol
Congrats to Sandie.
CaroleB🐾xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Another lovely card and the Wednesday winner too. I am thrilled. Thank you. Will email you from main computer. Such exciting news about the new channel, have signed up and liked all ready. xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Another lovely card and the Wednesday winner too. I am thrilled. Thank you. Will email you from main computer. Such exciting news about the new channel, have signed up and liked all ready. xx

JosieB said...


Dear Sue,
A lovely card this morning and so pretty!
Good luck with the new Channel.
Best wishes
JosieBx

Anne Crawford said...

Love this beautiful card! I have all the stash to make this one so must have a go at it , I love when you use stamps!
Looking forward to the new channel!
Congratulations Sandie on winning the Wednesday card, enjoy!
Hugs to all xo

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, not a colour I would have used myself but the end result is gorgeous.
Lydia
X

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue, as always. Thank you. Really looking forward to the new channel, it seems all my favourite crafters will be on it but you are definitely top of the list, with Julia, John and Phill of course. Good luck with it. Xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So delicate and pretty. Looking forward to seeing you on the new channel. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue.
Rosemary xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

The cabbage rose stamp and St Lucia die look lovely on this background. Maybe we could see a few more yellow tones please Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a pretty card I love the centre piece and the colour and design are wonderful.
I will be joining you on the new TV channel xx

Debs A xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty

Anne said...

Good to see you using a different colour, Sue. It looks great.
Exciting times ahead for the CE team - are we likely to see a "classroom" type show? That would be great.

Anne (Northampton)

Kate's Cards said...

I love custard!!! xxxx

Beryl Treble said...

A lovely card Sue. Congratulations to Sandie.

Covgal said...

Good morning Sue, I love the colour combo but I'm not sure about the stamp tho. Hope all goes well with the new crafting channel,looking forward to it. Thank you for your speedy reply to my e-mail. Best wishes.

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, very fresh looking. Would be a delight to whoever received it.

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card again. Perfect colours for summer. The new stamps are fab. Love the roses. Have a nice crafty weekend everyone x Annie P

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, not a great lover of yellow cards, but have to say this is a pretty card. Love John's Stamp set and the St. Lucia die is beautiful
Wendyx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, but the yellow's not for me, a nice blue now that would do it :-)
Lorna D

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, its a rather a dull day and we are probably in for a bit of rain, but your card has bought some sunshine into it, Im not a lover of custard coloured card but youve done a fabulous job with the stamp and the background they go together beautifully. hugs Shirleyxxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, and I adore the yellow, so summery

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I don't think my monitor is doing the colours justice here but it seems to be clashing the olive in the rose leaves against the soft yellow of the custard card, I'm sure this is much prettier in real life and lovely to see the St. Lucia again, it gives such an unusual framing for the focal point...

Congratulations to Sandie B...

A new crafty channel?...I've booked my seat on the sofa, good luck to the CE team, hope it's a great success with more demo time and less of the hard-sell techniques...just hope we don't crash their website with our orders!...lol

Izzy

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today. Congrats to Sandie. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
This card is lovely, John's stamps are gorgeous, and go so well with your dies and embossing folders.

Congratulations to this weeks winner

I've been reading up about the new craft channel sounds so exciting let's hope it is. Looking forward to seeing more of you all on TV .

Have a great weekend.
Maggie

Stephanie Cotterill said...

I feel for you Beth I really do, its horrible to go through that. Try to stay strong no matter how hard it is, you come over as the strong type, so Im sure you will come through it, I hope you will anyway x

hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jane Franklin said...

I love the colour combination and the stamp is lovely. Have used the St Lucia die and love the effect it gives. Congrats to the winner. Jxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

A gorgeous card today Sue, you should use soft yellows more often, they are such a calming colour (I especially love the banana shade).

Beth, don't take any notice of distractors who hide behind anonymity, they are generally not very nice people who only goal is to make others as miserable as themselves. Life is too fleeting to worry about them.
You have every right to comment as much as you want to. I enjoy reading your little stories, you come across as such a friendly, delightful person and I do wish you would pop into the café for longer chats.

Congratulations to Sandie, I am sure you are delighted with your win. Enjoy it my dear, one of Sue's cards are an item to treasure.

It's our Village Flower show today and I have a stall of cup candles that I made to sell and raise funds for Cardiomyopathy UK in memory of my beautiful Pete. At our Church Fete, I made £115 selling them so am hoping that today's event will be well attended.

However you are spending your weekend, make time for yourselves, in our busy lives as Mums,Grans and Nannies, we sometimes forget to say 'Whoa, it's time for me now'.

Love & hugs to all
Cheryl xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great news about the new channel, look forward to watching it. Today's card looks lovely, but I don't think my monitor is doing justice to the colours.

Love Rosemarie x x

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the colour is beautiful thank you xxxxlove June horrocks xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely fresh looking card for us today.
Love the custard card, Johns roses are Devine.
Congratulations to Sandie on winning the giveaway, enjoy.
Take care everyone, Jess x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Like the custard card very much. Will be away when you make your debut on Hochanda but will record. Not sure if I will be able to watch online. SueL x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
What Can I Say Other Than Its Great To See A Touch Of
Summer And That's What You've Brought Us Today I Really Love
Everything About It! I Was Working With The Custard Foundation Card
Yesterday, As You Know I Stamp Quite A Great Deal And I Incorporate
Your Fabulous Dies With My Work, I Stamp And Colour Using Alcohol Pens
On Your Coconut White Foundation Which Works So Very Well That's Why
Your Stamps Always Look Stunning.
I Love How You've Used The Cabbage Rose Drawn By John And You've
Heat Embossed In White So It Looks Just Fabulous, I Love The Great Mask You've
Used Called "Fanciful" Love This Mask On The Close Ups It
Gives A Really Clear Bold Impression! I Just Love How You've Used The Lucia Die
Cut It In Half And Placed Either Side Of Your Sentiment This Looks So Very Pretty
I Must Try This Out It Actually Looks Like Lace!!!! Also Using The Fabulous Diamond
Sprinkles That Looks Outstanding, Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I So Much
Appreciate All That You Do, You Inspire Me Daily.
Take Great Care My Special Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Huge Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, Congratulations To "Sandie Braithwaite" On Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card
Beth I'm So Thrilled Your Staying With Us!!!
Welcome To New Comers To This Blog
Now Sue Onto "The Fantastic News Re:- "Creative Expression" Joining The New Craft Channel"
I'm Really Well And Truly Thrilled With YOURSELF, Julia, Phill, And John Its Going To Be Great To See More Of
Julia As We Haven't Seen Her For A Long Time This Is "TREMENDOUS NEWS"

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, that custard is such a pretty shade. Great idea to stamp and cut out some of the roses and they look so pretty in the colours that you've used. Fabulous news about the CE team appearing on Hochanda, hopefully we will see a lot more of you all. Pat x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh what a pretty card!
Doreen R

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card this morning. Reminds me of a sunny day - if only the weather would take the hint! Very gray day here in Durham. Looks more like Autumn than Summer.
Beth pleased that you seem much happier today - hope that you feel better too.hugs to you.x
Congratulations to Sandie on winning the card - I know you'll enjoy it.
Hope everyone has a good day, love and hugs to you all, Alison xx

Love2papercraft said...

I think the card is very pretty - a fun change of pace. The colors are very sunny-so it gives me a light happy feeling. I too forget about how much I like stamping, especially embossing, because I've gone so die crazy.
I have questions tho...I didn't know you could emboss with masks. I also don't know if I'll be able to get the new channel in the U.S. I only recently heard about Create & Craft and it seems they've only recently started having a channel in the U.S. I've never been able to locate it on the television even tho our provider supposedly has it. I've only been able to watch it on the computer (which isn't in a comfortable location for much watching). The U.S. Schedule never matched what I would hear about on the blog, so I don't catch the specials anyway. I guess I'll b in the same boat regardless of the channel. Im not sure why I'm going on about that- other than to whine once again about not having unlimited access to Sue's dies. Whining is so unbecoming, I guess I'll stop (for now ;)
Does going on the new channel mean you won't be on Create & Craft? Will they still carry some of your products? Here's a cheerful thought, maybe the new channel's website will have even more of your designs and maybe I'll be able to order from them. That would be exciting! I'm falling asleep writing this (it's 2:40am here) - hopefully this post is isn't putting anyone else to sleep! Good day to all!
Rebecca in Colorado

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card , custard is one of my favourite colours, so pretty.
Really pleased to hear about the new channel, (it's about time C/C had some competition). Just a bit disappointed that Freeview has fewer hours(9am-4pm)as this is the only way I can watch it.
Congrats to Sandie, enjoy your card.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

nattyboots said...

Congratulations to Sandie enjoy your card .
Congratulations to you Sue and all the Crew ,i have already signed up and so looking forward to a change .
Todays card is very sweet , nice style but not my color sorry , however Sue you can not please everyone all of the time .
Take care Hun and have a lovely weekend
Elaine H X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is so pretty and feminine, looking forward to the new channel and seeing how differently they will do things. Well done Sandie on winning the card giveaway. Have a great weekend everyone. Bx

Jean Z said...

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

Paula said...

A really beautiful card Sue, my only complaint now being I'm fancying custard! I love the colours and the stick pins, okay, I love all of it!! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card and the colour you've used, it's so pretty. Congratulations on Creative Expressions move to the new channel.
Well done Sandie on winning the Wednesday card
Hugs x
Heather T

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card today Sue - at first glance it looked almost fluffy! Then the roses looked 3D until I looked hard, so it was quite a different card to what I originally thought, and cleverly done! Great for the UK postage rates these days, which spoil our enjoyment of the 3D flowers unless hand delivered.

Brilliant news about Hochanda, I have the launch set to record in case I forget it, but I doubt if I will. Definitely looking forward to a 'rival' company, and I am wondering if they will be delivering to Ireland, and what the cost might be.

Congrats to this weeks winner too, I treasure my card that you made!

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful sunny card today!Take care Jane B.

Mavis L said...


Good Morning Sue. I love this card. Custard used to be one of the favourites but nice so see again. Delightful. Mavis L xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is gorgeous, not two colours I would have put together but they work lovely.

Love & hugs

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

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A very pretty card today sue I love the format although the colours aren't coming across very well on my screen but I have the custard card so know that its gorgeous in real life x I love the stamping and embossing its fabulous xxx
Congratulstions sandie xxx
Beth hope you get on with your new gc x when mine went off to repair last year felt lost without it x I too make mistakes with mine I have a lovely engraved die shape in my base plate !!!
Rebecca colorado I really hope you can find a way to watch the new channel and you will be able to somehow order sues fantastic dies x and no your comment hasn't put me to sleep x
Lorraine missing you x
Cheryl good luck for today and hope you raise lots x
Molly big hugs to you and your family x
A big hug to everyone who's feeling a bit poorly x
Theresa w xxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Looking forward to Thursday.
Vanessa x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
lovely welcome to the weekend. I too am guilty of not stamping and embossing enough, just started again with greetings on the flags and it really is enjoyable. Once again you have inspired us.
Congratulations Sandie
Muriel x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue and all of the crafters

What a beautiful card, so different from your others.

Cannot wait to see the new craft show.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald from Baldock

Anonymous said...

Another soft on the eye card. Love the combination of custard and rose colours. For some reason when I read the instructions and looked at the card again I thought of strawberries and custard, another thing I am found of at this time of year. Kind regards Sandra Kent.

Karen Drew said...
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Karen Drew said...

Lovely colours. So spring like.

Looking forward to the new channel. Hopefully we will see more of your gorgeous creations
luv
Karen xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty colours Sue

Mark Burbridge said...

.morning sue ,a lovely bright and sunny card to match our weather. Keep up the good work.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
This card is lovely, it positively sings... Love all the elements you've used and your stick pins are enchanting. Love the green!
Looking forward to the new channel and what it'll bring us.
Hugs, Rose

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card! I thought it was only me who didn't use custard card often enough!
It's one of those cards which is going to look so much better in real life . I know they all do but I'm not getting the clear lemon colour which I know is there. Love the stamp too .
I'd like to return that message to you.
Cheryl hope you have a good sale today.
Maureen hope you have a brilliant day too - you have put hours of work in.
Saba - safe journey home my friend!
Sandra - keep enjoying the sunshine!
Love to all kind ladies on th blog!
Myra xxx
Oops! Congratulations Sandie!

Jill Liddle said...

I agree with you Sue on the colour of this card, you do not use it enough. Gorgeous card, love it.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I don't remember seeing you use this colour before but you should as it's really a beautiful colour
Take care
Hazel G XX

KT Fit Kitty said...

Stunning card! So much detail and such a pretty soft colour! Love the added sparkle!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card - love the way you have used the cut I half die.
Beverley W

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! This is such a beautiful sunny card! I have to say I love reading your blog and all of the wonderful comments. Since I'm in the US, I'm five hours behind all of you so by the time I read your blog, there are so many comments. I spend my morning coffee time visiting with all of you. Thank you for brightening my days!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so elegant and so beautiful
Gr Karin

NancyR said...

Beautiful color! Yes, Sue, you do need to use it more often. Very bright and cheerful. Do you make your own stickpins? Trying to find some jewelry findings to make some but can't seem to find any.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

This is not a colour I see you use, but this card is lovely.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

barbara macaskill said...

This is definitely a color that you should use more often!! It is gorgeous and I love this card!! TFS!
Almmost forgot to Congratulate Sandra on winning the Wednesday giveaway!!

Bejay Roles said...

Good Afternoon, Sue,
What a beautiful card! I don't think there is anything I don't love about it. The stamped flowers are really pretty and I love the fact that you used the custard card again for this one. The pins are superb and always give the finished card an extra touch of elegance.
Looking forward to the launch of the new tv channel. I've signed up for their newsletter so I don't miss the launch. Congratulations to Sandra for winning the wonderful giveaway card this week. xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the stamps and the dies just everything really. Hugs Jackie

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue - perfect colours and such a beautiful stamp! Susan x

karenlotty said...

Congrats to winner of card I'm looking forward to the new channel I hope prices will be better than C&C! And more crafting!
Today's card is pretty in a colour I don't use very often

Suzzette Yandle said...

Indeed, your card today is a bit of sunshine. I like it!

Theresa Pace said...

very pretty card. and that shade of yellow is fab, hugs xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Your dies and pins are lovely but something makes
this card not for me, sorry Sue. I do love your work,
the cards are always a treat to see.
Congrats to Sandie for winning the Wednesday card!

Beth- hope your tooth is better and you wont need
any other treatments. Do join us in the Cotswold
Crafter cafe, you would love it there (it's crazy at times) :-)x
Yvonne- hope you are fine and just busy and Norah we do miss you
too in the cafe' do come in and have a coffee and a Danish with us!x
Lorraine- Hope you will be ok.x
Cheryl and Maureen- Hope the day goes well and you both sell a lot
of craft for your chosen Charity's ,good luck.x
Molly- hugs to you ,your mum and to the rest of the family x
Wheelybad- hope you getting better and enjoying some sunshine x
ToB- hope you are ok, how is that shoulder of yours ? x

To all Wilsonette's, friends, four paws and little ones
many hugs Maria x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue.
I have just bought some custard card and I love the colour but then I am a big pastel fan.
Looking forward to the new channel launch as C&C has got too big for their boots!!!!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card and great news about the new craft channel, looking forward to the launch
Beth don't know what happened but I hate the thought of people being upset on what is a lovely friendly blog, I love reading everyone's stories.
Norah missing you and your hills
Congratulations Sandie, I bet you're delighted to win one of Sues beautiful cards

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A beautiful card and I love the colours. The St. Lucia die looks lovely peeping from behind the Cabbage Rose Frame. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Sandi Braithwaite, I'm sure you will be as excited as I was. Thank you for doing this Sue it is so generous.

I am so pleased to hear Creative Expressions are going to be on Hochanda, I hope they appreciate the crafter's and don't get to big for their boots as another channel did. A bit of competition is usually a good thing.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Not a colour I'd use, I like it, yellow was my late nannas favourite colour so it is special to see a card she would have loved. Everything is so pretty, slightly vintage looking and she'd have loved every bit of it. By default I love it too- especially as I'm a sucker for a stick pin!!!

Congratulations Sandie xxx

Maria, the sunshine is lovely- the blue cloudless sky the other side of the window automatically makes me feel better but it's only to look at or sit in a shady doorway. I can't handle the bright light without my "so dark it's ridiculous sunglasses", and if I get to hot I stay hot. In a way a relief as being a natural shade of pasty white (my Gaelic heritage I reckon!) that goes red and peely at the meerest thought of the sun. I like shade and Billy, as much as he likes to sunbathe gets very hot very quickly and spents the rest of the day acting like a grizzly toddler grizzling as it's too hot for a walk, because Mr W had the gall to go lay down on the bed and didn't take him too, because it's too hot to laze in the sun all day... its now 4:15pm so the poor lad can go out again and as I see the trees shimmering in the north sea breeze I will let him out. He'll find a spot in the shade and go to sleep, waking up to bark insanely at people who have just got off the bus and are walking home. I'm hoping to see some of the little blue butterflies Mr W saw this morning and hope that the local residents decided against a trip into town today!

That's me then, Billy wants to loungeand a shady, breezy doorway sounds like heaven! Everyone, enjoy your weekends, hope you are all ok and hugs, hugs for everyone!

T x

Sandy H said...

Pretty design but the colours aren't showing up too well on my phone.
Looking forward to seeing the new craft channel.
Take care everyone.

Linda Norris said...

I'm new to posting on here, I'm a big fan Sue and this is a fab card as always xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Love your card. I have some yellow card, I have to say it wouldn't be the first colour I would pick, your beautiful card has made me think I must give it a try!!!

Congratulations to Sandy. I am sure you will love your card when it arrives.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, love and hugs, Brenda XXX

patwyn said...

Hi Sue

Just catching up with all the comments and find that my earlier comment has disappeared into cyberspace! Will try again.

I like the design of the card but not too fussed on the colour, sorry. I am sure it is beautiful in the 'flesh' though. Looking forward to seeing all the CE team on the new channel. Hope you have more demo time than on C and C.

Congrats to Sandie. Enjoy!

Pat xxx

IVY Cheong said...

What a stunning card, beautiful fresh colours. Hugs, Ivy xx

ursula said...

Stunning card, yellow is beautiful....love the stick pins, just finish a project I think...luv Ursula xx

Joan Simpson said...

Hello Sue

Love the colour of your card, the colours remind me of rhubarb and custard. Congratulations to Sandie.

Regards
Joan

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is beautiful.
Congratulations to Sandi.
Beth glad you're feeling happier today.
This is short and sweet, tired after Cancer fund raising day. Raised lots of money.
Maureen xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have learned so much from your videos so please keep them coming! You are amazing!

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue , I adore this card ...it is so pretty !!
XxxxRuth

Brooke Bont said...

just love this card it is wonderful.

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue, the yellow card is really nice. Not too keen on the embossed flowers but can soon adapt them.

Congrats Sandie, how wonderful to have your name drawn.

Love and hugs to everyone
Meg
xxxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A very cheerful looking card,made me feel quite sunny.

Susi in Cyprus said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely fresh card today, not too sharp a yellow, custard is definitely a good name for it.
Congratulations to Sandie for winning the Wednesday giveaway!
Been a bit tired today, so off to have an early night. Should say we're two hours ahead of the UK!
See you tomorrow
Susi in Cyprus

liz spooner said...

Very pretty colours and design today Sue.xx

pinky said...

Very pretty and feminine Sue, love the detail on the bow too.

craftynanna jo said...

Gorgeous card my dear Sue, i love the custard card and the dies you have used. Hugs Johanna

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card such pretty colours.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card & love the colour combo which compliment each other perfectly.
Together with the bow, sparkler & gorgeous stick pin make the perfect finishing touch for another stunning creation.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Katielouise said...

Hi Sue
I got your 'silent night ' die through the post today I'd forgotten I'd ordered it so a nice surprise!
Great card today. I don't use yellow often either mainly as my mum doesn't like the colour.
Love the cabbage roses you have coloured and the stick pins are pretty too.
Looking forward to the new craft channel and I'm very glad creative expressions are going to be on it :)
I look forward to all of your and your colleagues shows I'm very pleased it's ggoing to be on the freeview channel too as it means I will be able to watch it.

Love and hugs from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and fabulous Wilsonettes,

Well, I'm aware that this colour choice hasn't been to everyone's taste but I think the soft pastel coloured custard card is simply divine. I bought it myself a couple of weeks ago and have to say that in reality and natural daylight it is creamy, luscious and feminine.
The contrast between the custard colour and the soft green of the foliage isn't as defined as I would imagine it to be in reality, some shades don't photograph as well as others I guess, but in saying that , I really love the design of your card and Johns stamp also deserves a mention. Oh, and nice to see the stick pins featuring again, I've missed them cos they add a touch of real elegance to the finished design.
I've had a manic day today, whilst I like to keep busy today has really taken the biscuit! Good news is that the boiler seems to be fixed so hot water flows again..yeah! A warm bath instead of a tepid endurance test:-)
Had my weekly caci treatment-guaranteed to make you look 10 years younger in the space of an hour....or in my case, less like Dot Cotton and more like Angelina Jolie.....I wish! Then I trotted off to M&S to get my little darlings their prawns for their supper-the cats get al a carte we get beans on toast:-) Finally, we had some unexpected visitors so I have literally just about drawn breath and settled down for a night catching up on the athletics...exciting, I know!
Beth, Maria, Theresa- sorry you didn't manage to get my comment yesterday, I posted it as normal in the morning and by mid afternoon it had disappeared!!?? I have no idea why, but it is nice to know someone caresxxxx
I was livid about your treatment by our anonymous contributor Beth, so I am glad you have chosen to dismiss their spiteful diatribe, there is no place for that kind of spineless vitriol on this wonderful blog and your posts are one of the most entertaining each day sweetie, and I for one look forward to reading themxxxx
Cheryl, hope your stall was well received, what a worthy causexxx
Rebecca, maybe you could get the new channel on the internet, and they also might post overseas too, fingers crossed. I am so excited about its launch next week..whoop..de...do!
Yvonne, I was courageous yesterday and went for the chop- I am hoping that I don't look butch and manly with my cropped tresses though, otherwise i May have to invest in a wig!:-)
Have a lovely evening everyone, hugs to allxxxx

Crafty hugs and kisses,

Laine 1972xxxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colour so fresh.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Littlelamb said...

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

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is beautiful !! I love the custard colour card you have used. The stamp looks lovely, I love the colours you have used to colour it in with. I really like how you have decoupaged the Roses on the stamp. The St Lucia die is fab and produces such wonderful results. I am not to sure about the mica mask. I am not sure if I like pattern of it. I have several beautiful masks I could use instead to recreate this beautiful card. The ribbon and dazzler are great and your stick pins are really beautiful Sue !! Thanks for sharing a really great card today Sue.
I am sorry Sue but I cannot even remember if I commented on your gorgeous Christmas cards yesterday. I can remember seeing them but that is all !! If I didn't I would like to say that I absolutely loved them both. The first card that you used navy blue and white for with the Noble Dies is one of my absolute favourite Christmas cards that you have made to date !! I really fell in love with it !! And it was not even in the Traditional Christmas colours that I usually like or use !! I love the other card to. Especially the stamped part and the lovely big ribbon. Thank you so much Sue for sharing all these Wonderful cards with us.
I have heard the news about the new Crafting channel and I really cannot wait to see all my favourite Creative Expressions demonstrater's on TV !! Sue, you are of course at the top of the list as I so love all your work !!
Sending you lots of love and hugs today Sue from Tres x x x

Sandie, congratulations to you for winning Sue's Wonderful Wednesday giveaway card !! Lots of love from Tres x x x

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

Dawn Holben said...

Beautiful card today, I love the summery yellow which I must say is unusual to see
but gorgeous. The colours you have used have really bought out the lovely detail on the stamped image.
So pleased to hear creative expressions are going to be on the new craft channel and can't wait to see you , john, phill and Julia demoing on there.

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card an yes use the custard card more I think it's a really lovely pastel colour, the card is beautiful, so pleased your going to be on th new channel I hope we get to see loads of your cards an demos along with the rest of the CE team. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card today and the custard card is an unusual colour but it works well. Thank you so much for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I was sure I had left a comment this morning but I think I may have just been distracted and forgotten. I love custard! John's stamps are lovely but I am not too sure about the colour you have used for the roses, it may just be my computer and I am sure it looks perfect in real life.

Congratulations Sandie on being the Wednesday Winner. You may not get much crafting done for looking at and stroking your card :-)

Frances

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love it.
Di B. x

Eunice said...

I do love the color Sue! Very simple but yet very elegant!!

Tykie's Girl said...

This card turned out to be a real beauty. You have a great ability and imagination when you design your cards. You are blessed.

Julie Elli said...

That's beautiful Sue. Doesn't the White die look lovely sticking out from under the roses?!
Thanks for sharing.
Big hug
Julie E

magpie said...

Beautiful Sue xx Congratulations Sandy! Do the whoop whoop dance! xx Love Karen xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful stamping and colouring Sue, love the custard yellow card stock too.
Lorraine from Norwich

Vie Carter said...

Pretty card

Vie
x

America said...

FAB Texture, loving those cabbage roses and your use of this bright and happy color! The satin ribbon with the pin and bling are the perfect finishing touches. LOVE!