Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a pretty aqua and white card (I seem to be using aqua quite a bit lately, huh!)  I started by cutting the Stacked Diamond Striplet in the bottom of the card, using just the decorative insert die.  Next I did a letterpress on the entire background and inked up the Bed of Roses folder with Clear Perfect Medium and placed the die cut background into the folder.  I ran it through the GC which transferred the ink to the floor of the design.  I covered  it with Pearlescent Mica powder to give it an all over sheen, then dusted it with a tissue to remove any excess.  I backed this piece with aqua card so it showed through the cut out area.  For the focal element on the card, I cut two of the  Vancouver die and then cut them in half just past the centre point, keeping the two larger halves.  I cut the Lisbon die in aqua and backed it with white backing which I cut the centre out of with the Porto die.  I attached the Vancouver dies to the back of the Lisbon die so they were peeking out from underneath and trimmed away any area that showed through the centre cut out area.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the circle centre die in the Porto set and made a faux mat for it in aqua.  I mounted them in the centre of the frame.  I completed the card with some flatback pearls and a paper pierced white mat, a thin aqua mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  Leave me a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one.  Then check back on Saturday's blog post to see if your name was drawn!  Easy as pie!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Another stunning card, you just keep them coming and I love it.
Have a good day everyone

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, lovely colour too.
Take care kitty.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a wonderful design, I love the sheen from the mica and the aqua colour is gorgeous.x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card I love the aqua colour and the mica sheen on the background.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful delicate colours and a gorgeous card.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and I'm liking the Aqua too I think you go through fazes with colour as I do the same.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Yes another stunning card love the aqua colour and the dies you have used thank you for a great blog tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a really beautiful card. The background is lovely with the mica powder on giving it a beautiful sheen making the embossing really stand out. The colour's are so delicate and the layout is gorgeous. Anyone would love to recieve this card and they would treasure it for ever.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes
Denise T x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very classy card aqua & white is so clean & crisp. This card could be used for so many occasions. Yvonne xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, You can use aqua as much as you like, I definitely like, a really lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Thank you for offering this delicate beautiful card today. Aqua is such a gorgous shade of blue and sits side by side comfortably along side many more shades of your foundation card, I love using it with the thinnest mat of black, and also with the vintage silver, plus it always seem's that little bit more brighter when used along side with the midnight blue, as you can see Sue im also a big fan of Aqua card too : )

Sending today's sentiment back to you.
Have a lovely day.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

Another pretty and delicate card Sue. Love the acqua colour. JJxx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, yes, loving this card, the roses ef is gorgeous for this technique, I have tried it myself. The aqua as you know, is my favourite colour so it gets my vote every time.

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful, lovely colours.

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
Love the background of this one! Never tried this so will be playing later if work allows any spare time.Great colour combination again. Really pretty.
Anne M xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,

Moving house today, so up early for me!!!
But, I always have time to check the blog, and what a lovely card awaits!
Any sentiment could adorn this card it's just so cute.
Lorna D

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely and elegant. Looks very lacey and with just the right amount of sheen.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today. Love the dies and colour combo. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, todays giveaway card is beautiful, love the layout with the border strip, and the sheen from the mica is fabulous. Have a great Wednesday. Bx

hettygarlick said...

A wonderful card. I love the effect of the mica powder on the background - such a pretty effect. Lovely colour choice again.

rosiejt said...

So softly pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue, and clever construction. So pretty with the touch of aqua.

'P' in Wales

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I like the aqua colour and are using it a lot in my Christmas cards xxx

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours

Heather Rogers said...

Great card this morning pretty colour I am sure anyone would be happy to give it a home!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Gloria Robey said...

wonderful card .I think the bed of roses is the most beautiful embossing folder you have done.Gloria (Sidcup)xx

Jane Franklin said...

Another fab card. I love the letter press technique it adds a richness to the card. Thanks Sue for all your ideas, keep them coming. Jxxx

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I cannot think of anyone not wanting today's gift to come through their door whether for a special occasion or a 'just because' and as for winning it well as usual my SW spot is all dusted off and waiting.

It doesn't matter how often you use Aqua it will always be a winner in my book and today's gift just shows the colour off perfectly and it enhances your gorgeous dies
to the maximum.
I managed to finish a couple of bday cards yesterday so I think today will have to be given over to December cards.

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

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today. I love the aqua/white colours and mica powder adds a lovely hint of colour too. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely aqua and white, I don't have some of these dies but the layout is fantastic and I am sure I can use it and substitute some of your other beautiful dies from my stash
good luck for three the draw
Muriel x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Another very pretty card, love it.


PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-so delicate & such pretty colours.


carol quinn said...

Love the card, beautiful colours!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hello Sue, I love the white and aqua together, and the subtle effect of the stroller that has been embossed with the background. Just beautiful.

Elaine Sabey said...

Good Morning Sue
Thank you for a beautiful card today, my favourite colour too. I am so inspired by your lovely designs. How you keep bringing us so many different cards is amazing! Keep up the good work.

Love Elaine x

Barbara Gosden said...

Sorry, predictive text took over! That "stroller" was supposed to be "striplet"

hazel young said...

Pretty card Sue as always xxhazel

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colours I can see why you keep reaching for the aqua card. Of course the dies are beautiful. Have a great day today. We are off to London. Hugs Jackie

Jean Prescott said...

Gorgeous card again Sue, the colours are just perfect xx Jean x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, I too love the aqua card and it works so well. Gorgeous.
love Jan x x

Theresa Pace said...

love this. the way you have cut out striplet and then embossed card is so cool, hugs xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue.... the dies and embossing are amazing.
Luv Rach :)

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning a Sue another beautiful card the colours are gorgeous and your design is wonderful.
Have a lovely day xx

Debs A xxx

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue. I love the striplet die and the mica powder with the letter pressing is brilliant. Aqua always looks good so no worries about over using it, and the way the die cuts are put together for the focal point is lovely. Thank you. Xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, firstly the card is very beautiful, just love everything about it.
Secondly may I congratulate you on being nominated as best overall designer in the Crafts Beautiful awards.
Everyone voting begins on Sept 16 lets get Sue an award she rightly deserves.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. This card is beyond lovely!

djones said...

That aqua colour is lovely, Sue, as is the card!!

Doreen x

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue and love what you did with the background and the striplet die. I would be honored to adopt this little beauty. Have a great day, hugs xxxxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Today's giveaway card is just gorgeous! You could use aqua everyday for me as it's such a lovely colour. I love that pearlescent sheen from the mica powder. Debra x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Loved today's card which used several techniques.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Must try the technique you have used on the background as it has such a lovely sheen. The die combination is great. Really hope I am the lucky one with this card. Thank you for so many ideas Sue.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love this card. The colours are so delicate and I must give the mica/embossing folder a try. I don't know where you keep getting the brilliant ideas from.
Evis M.

Anne said...

A lovely card, Sue. Like Jan, I love the technique for the background.

Anne (Northampton)

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card, no complaints about the aqua card from me xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty card this morning - very delicate colours and love the letterpressing background!
Janette x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card, and really pretty colours too. I do like the letterpress technique but need a bit more practice to get it as good as yours.

patwyn said...

Morning Sue,

Very pretty card. The mica gives it a lovely pearl effect. Must try that technique.

Pat xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I don't mind if you keep using the aqua card. Such a pretty colour and with the lacy design and the embossing folder it's a win win no doubt. The postman delivered the stamp set yesterday which you have kindly sent from last week's comments draw so thank you so much for it. Love from Jackie xx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Another amazing card in my favourite colour.

Don't know how you come up with there wonderful ideas every day. You must have a fantastic crafty imagination.

Love Val in Spainx

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
You are forgiven for using Aqua. I don't think anyone will mind. And the sentiment - well right back at you.
Gorgeous creation. There is just a splish (that's slightly less than a splash), of colour and with the usual 'Sue ingenuity' the dies are showcased to perfection. To sum it up - awesome. Please let me win x

Barbara - Happy Birthday for yesterday. Hope you had a lovely day x

Beth B - there's being food orientated but then there's being two sandwiches short of a picnic! There is no easy way to tell you this but you are definitely the latter! lol x

Wheely Bad - sorry you are feeling so yucky. Hang in there and try and stay positive. I am sending big hugs. Hope you start to feel better. Does Mr W follow your instructions or does he pretend to listen and then do things his way? x

Molly - sorry that your granddad is feeling so rough. It does seem so unfair that the treatment that is helping him is making him feel so awful. Everyone is thinking of you and sending you and your family love and hugs x

Lorraine - I hate ironing. Have to say I have made absolutely certain that in my psyche is the fact that I will always ensure that it only gets ironed if absolutely necessary. Knickers - no, socks - certainly not, pillow cases - please!! Life is too short to iron your smalls and I can't be bothered. I was secretly delighted when George decided that he likes skinny jeans. I think they look dreadful but they are so tight that the creases are stretched out when he sprays them on - no extra effort required on my part x

Maria - summer cold? Perhaps it is man flu? I hear that is a dreadful condition!! I hope the cheese grater is no longer wedged in your throat. Hate having a sore throat. Feel better soon - hugs x]

Hope everyone has a lovely day. Hopefully getting a head of highlights so might even look more presentable this time tomorrow - fingers crossed.
Crafty hugs

gwen70 said...

Such a pretty card, I don't mind you using aqua again I love it

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, so pretty and delicate looking. I must try your letter pressing technique.

ellyscard creatief said...

This card is so beautiful and elegant.

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Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card and love the colours. I have used the aqua card on so many Christmas cards already! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A stunning card in a gorgeous colour! Love it .Take care Jane B.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card should be sent from all of us to you - to say 'thanks for everything' these past few days! Don't apologise about using a lot of aqua colour as this is one of my favourites and today's card is so pretty and feminine, love it. Best wishes

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card this morning and I too am a lover of the Aqua card. Sorry I didn't pop in yesterday but the dreaded migraine struck. Loved what you did with the configuration dies then too. Can I also say belated congratulations to the lucky die winners - I am very envious of you all. Wheely sorry to hear you are feeling poorly - hope you start to feel better soon. Molly sending love and gentle hugs to you, your grandad and grandma. To everyone not feeling 100% I send you gentle hugs too. Have as good a day as possible everyone, love Alison xxx

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colour combo is lovely and soft : )

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue; Keep the aqua coloured cards coming. It is such a lovely delicate colour. I like the bed of roses EF too but haven't given your letterpress technique for some time as it doesn't turn out like yours. Maybe I need another new ink pad or GC. Thank you for all your inspiration. Hugs xx PAuline A

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, that is such a pretty colour and youve created a really stunning card with the dies. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Tressa said...

This a really gorgeous card. The Aqua is a glorious colour is't it. I have just finished making an over-the-top birthday card for my mum using the same colour. I like the letterpress technique with the mica powder, it really brings up the pattern; my attempts at the technique are nowhere near as good as yours but it will keep practicing because the end results are worth it.

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card, I love this color combination, so soft and elegant :))

Susi in Cyprus said...

Love the aqua colour in this card, it gives a gentle, peaceful colour combination, if you know what I mean! Beautiful card too.
Susi in Cyprus

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love the aqua and white and beautiful texture

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Don't worry about too much Aqua I love the colour, it quite gentle and mixes well with other colours. Today's card is so beautiful. I would love to win it.

Love Rosemarie x x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I just love the Aqua colour, stunning card as always. Love Jean xxx

karenlotty said...

I love the Shen of the mica and that Striplet looks fab cut out as an insert Too much aqua - No! It's one of my favourite colours

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, This is a stunning card, I love the techniques used and the dies.
Anyone would be delighted to win this. Good luck everyone.

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
This card is gorgeous I don't know how you come up with all the designs you do.
You are very gifted.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card today, I love the hint of Aqua and the bed of roses embossing folder. I bought this one recently but haven't had a chance to play yet. Thank you so much for sharing such a pretty card. Have a great day.
Love Diane G xxx
Molly sorry to hear grandad is feeling so poorly, hugs to you and grandma and grandad xxx
Wheelybad and Alison sorry to hear you are poorly too . Big hugs xxxx
Yvonne now really would you iron jeans anyway? No the creases soon get smoothed out and can you imagine the looks you would get if you put a nice sharp crease in them! Lol xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree this card is beautiful and love the colour .
you never cease to amaze me with the different designs you come up with
wish my brain worked like your's.
It would be an honour to own this card.
Marion H

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Such a pretty card this morning and the fabulous letterpress/mica background looks stunning in close-up...still haven't tried this technique, can't think why as I just love the look it gives...


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, lovely colour and great dies used. Love it all.

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The aqua is so pretty and the dies are a real statement.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
I really like Aqua so I really like this card,
Thank you for making it.
Best wishes Karen M

rolfi said...

beautiful and elegant card, Sue.
I love the aqua white combination. It looks fantastic.
The diamond striplet with the pearls is so wonderful as well.
Rolf xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I just love your Aqua and White card. I like the idea of rubbing the mica powder over the design to make it pop. Sending the sentiment back to you as well.

Jackie Meechan said...

Another stunning card giveway. I do love the aqua colour you are using. Gorgeous.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love the way that the embossing makes the stacked striplet look quite different. Think I need some of the pearlescent mica powder!
Thanks for sharing and I would love to win this one.
Heather Treble

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card and the colours are lovely. love Jean Z xx

Scottydog said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Aqua is so easy on the eye and is my favourite colour. It is very calming & gives the card a really delicate look.. Good luck everyone in the draw!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Doreen R

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue, it looks fantastic. x

Kathleen said...

beautiful card Sue I can't wait to have a go of this, you are such an inspiration x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this combination of colours, don't u ave these dies but I'm sure I can utilise the ones I have.
Must try the letterpress technique it certainly gives your card the wow factor.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Pam Elder said...

Good morning Sue
Another very pretty card delicate colours and elegant composition

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful elegant card today. The colour is lovely. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Paula said...

I do love this card Sue! It's beautiful and my favourite colours too, I have the aqua card but not used it yet, I must do so. :)
Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It's a win/win for me today, love Aqua and white together and the bed of roses is my favourite EF, super card

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card and colour. I love the letterpress tecnique and the mica makes it so lovely.

Live Helen xxx

Cora dirknala said...

so nice, it makes my day happy

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
sorry I haven't been around lately as I have had family staying with me.
Wonderful and stunningly superb card today.
Great design as usual, and wonderful use of your lovely craft items.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. So delicate and pretty in white and a lovely aqua. I love it.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
What A Beautiful, Stunning, Card I Really Just Love
The Awesome Clean Crisp Colour Palette You've Chosen
The Coconut White And Aqua Are Easy On The Eyes So Beautiful
Together I Really Love The Awesome "Bed Of Roses" Embossing
Folder, The Rich Opulent Letter Press Look It's Just Outstanding,
I Love It When You Add Mica Powder, I Must Try This Fantastic Technique
I'm Sure I'll Have To Practice Quite A Lot Before I Get Anywhere Near To
As Good As Yours Lol!
I Love All The Fabulous Dies You've Used Starting With
Your Very Beautiful "Diamond Striplets" Then Using
Your Fabulous Vancouver And Lisbon Dies.
Today's Card Is Truly Awesome.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I So Much Appreciate It
Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Huge Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Good Luck To The Recipient Of This Outstanding Card
"I Agree With Lillian "Please Vote" For Our Sue Who Has Been Put Forward For Best Overall Designer Its For Crafts Beautiful Awards On 16th September 2015"
Huge Hugs For Lancashire Steph x

Carol Worwood said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card using my favourite colour combination. Thankyou for sharing your ideas with us and bringing us such wonderful dies. Have a good day. Best wishes Carol xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the letter press mica on this card. Cant remember if I commented on yesterday's post but the video was really useful with respect to laying out the background. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty!! Love yours triplet dies. I like the way you have done your background card. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

So pretty. I really do love this colour combination.

Arlene K. said...

Beautiful card, would love to win this beauty!!! Good job Sue!!

Susan Lesperance said...

Yet another beautiful card. Bravo Sue!

Sue L

Brooke b said...

Good morning, once again a gorgeous card. So simple and elegant. JB xxxx

craftynanna jo said...

Beautiful card Sue and such a gorgeous colour, hugs to all Johanna

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the aqua card looks great. the design and shapes on this card are so nice.

Craftihappiness and lots of love everyone,

Pearl x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow what a card looks like lace on lace I just love it !

Hugs Sarah xxx

Covgal said...

Beautiful card & having just acquired that Striplet die I can see different colour combo's being very effective. Love the letterpress idea. Thank you Sue x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
Such a gorgeous card again today and such a pretty colour combination.
The letterpress technique along with the Mica gives the card such a wonderful sheen!
Lesley S x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What an absolutely stunning cardI love it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely stunning - love the colours
Carol x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another WOW card Sue!
Rosemary xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue

I can understand why you are using the aqua so much, it's such a lovely colour, vintage silver and white has also been very popular with all recently. The Stacked Diamond Striplet is a lovely die. I really like the way you have used the Vancouver die under the Lisbon die. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious! I am loving your aqua theme!! This is another stunning creation that will surely make the winner extremely happy! TFS!

Jan from Long Island said...

Wow...this card is simply gorgeous! The colors, the dies, the background are all stunning! You are amazing!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A very busy card today but extremely pretty!!!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue.
Love ur card today. I really like the colour combo it's very pretty.
Can I have a day in ur head sue to see how u come up with all these lovely ideas for ur cards.
I'm so busy working I don't have time for crafting as much these days :-(
Love to all x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Beth T said...

What a beautiful card! I love the rose background, and how you added the sheen. It makes the roses "pop" a little more.
It's my mother-in-law's birthday so I will try that technique! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card for the give away one anyone would be proud to own
Take care
Hazel G XX

Jan Ltc said...

Another stunner Sue xx Jan

IVY Cheong said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card yet again. Take care, Ivy xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Great card. I can't believe it Wednesday all ready. How do you keeping design so many cards.
Zena x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card, I love how you have added depth to your embossing folder (not embarrassing folder, as I said the other day. It's that predictive text thing. But I'm sure it gave quite a few of you I giggle ) by adding Perfect iMedium and Mica powder, the effect is really gorgeous.
Hope everyone is having a good day, take care, love Brenda XXX

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, you've done it again. That embossing folder is gorgeous and the letterpressing makes it even more beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Love, love, love, your beautiful card.
Thank You for Everything you do for us.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card love it my favourite colour
I must say a hint of black or silver sounds lovely like steph said this one is stunning sue thank you love always xxxxxjune horrocks xxxx

Linda Norris said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card, your such a talented lady xx

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue, in gorgeous colours.

Pat Webster said...

Sue, your card is Gorgeous!!!!!! Love the combination of dies and embossing folders
you used. Very elegant card!!!!!!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and fabby Wilsonettes,

What a delicately feminine card, very vintage in feel I think, and I just adore it. The letterpress technique with the Bed of Roses EF and the mica powder creates a subtle sheen that makes this gem positively glow-as the lucky recipient will when they adopt it!
I love the diamond and lace striplet, it is just so versatile, I only wish I owned it along with the Portugese Collection but maybe they will feature in your next shows. I have dusted off my spot for this little beauty but I am not going to employ any underhand tactics to persuade you to let me be its 'mummy' because I now believe this kind of approach to be common and distasteful. Instead, I will put my trust in fate and hope that karma will take into account my tireless charity work with the underprivileged:-)
I am most definitely doing the happy dance, in such a way as to not cause injury, because my dies have been delivered by my gorgeous and prompt Postie-it took all of my self control not to jump him when I spied the rectangular brown envelope in his hand, I am sure that he would much rather face a rabid Rottweiler than a Sue Wilson maniac foaming at the mouth with excited anticipation!
I now have a special folder to house all of my current and future Christmas themed dies in the knowledge that I am sometimes so scarily organised that I am verging on lunacy!
Yvonne and Diane, of course you still iron jeans...skinny or loose fit, though even I draw a line at putting in a central crease because that's just sooo seventies darling!
Wheelybad and Alimecca, hope you are feeling a bit brighter today, sending warm, healing hugs your way girlsxxxx
I'm off to put the finishing touches on a birthday card before silently stroking my new dies....I did say that I was a lunatic:-)

Love and crafty hugs,


KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Your dies look amazing with the shimmer! I am enjoying your blog very much!

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Another really pretty card using my favourite striplets. love the e/f with the letter press technique....Gorgeous!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card in one of my favourite colours and one that anyone would be proud to own. I have just ordered some more of your Christmas dies and a couple of the embossing folders had the cheek to jump into my basket. Oh well, if they want to share my home who am I to stop them :-)

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty card

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a pretty card Sue, lovely colour choice.

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone love love love this card it's delicious all your cards are pretty but the blue ones are always extra pretty. Nan said you might be winning best card maker for this year I think you was already the best card maker an I am hoping to vote when I find out how to. Thank you again to everyone sending grandad kind wishes my little sister lilly got to stay at nans last night because they all want to stay because I do and lilly said granddad was up every half hour in the night being sick and daddy said nan is getting worried that they might stop the chemo an she is worried because if the do stop they won't be able to do the operation to take out his stomach. I am helping my other little sister to make a get well card today for him an we are going to use dies from the Greek set an it's going to be brown card with light blue an cream on the front an I have made a little gold heart out of Jewllery making wire. Thank you Molly oxoxox oh I forgot nan won 1 of the dies the star spray I don't think she nos yet because she not told me an congrats to all the other crafters who won as well oxoxox

Brenda Ellam said...

What a brilliant idea as always x
Brenda x

Kath said...

A fabulous card Sue, I love the intricate design and such pretty colours too.
Kath x

Dawn Holben said...

Wow such a pretty stunning card today, I really love aqua colour.
I like the way you have used the striplet die along the bottom with the aqua showing through.
Love this one.

squirrel said...

Hi Sue,
I would love to win one of your fabulous cards, this one is really good.
Love Jennyx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Another beautiful combination of dies and embossing that gives a truly gorgeous effect.

Crafyrn28 said...

Hi Sue, this card is just beautiful, I would love it as a keepsake

Cathie Weary said...

Good morning Sue. Another outstanding card. Love the way you used the striplet before embossing the background. The shine on the letterpress is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day.

ursula said...

The way you use your dies makes these cards look so lacy, they are so pretty....aqua, it is such a soft and subtle colour no wonder you keep coming back to it....a superb card once again Sue, thank you....luv Ursula xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Hi Sue this a stunning card especially for me as aqua is my favourite colour. I have to limit the cards I make using this colour.

Diane said...

What a beautiful card! Love those dies.

Shari M said...

Another beautiful one, and aqua is such a soft colour, Love it.. TFS again,

Janice Brummett said...

Aqua is a very relaxing and happy color. That's why I too keep using it. I love the open/lacy look of these dies. I hadn't thought of cutting die cuts until you showed it in one of your videos. Thank you for showing us how to extend the use of our dies.

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card as always!! Love the embossing..

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Elegant, beautiful, tasteful and delicate. This card and it's dies tick all the boxes.
Have as good a day as you can ladies.
Love Maureen xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card again, love the soft colours and it gives a very delicate but elegant appearance.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Lovely colours. Thank you for showing it today. Mollie. Sorry to hear your a Grandad is not so good. Thinking about you all.

Sparrow said...

Lovely card

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a stunner of a card in aqua and white with added shimmer with the mica powder! Your Stacked Diamond Striplet die set is a delight to work with; and looks so different when cut out this way into today's card. So much detail went into this card. I am so glad you write out the steps for us Wilsonettes. I would have missed a couple of steps! Congratulations on the nomination for "Designer of the Year 2015". I eagerly await September so I can vote for you.

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A gorgeous card Sue love the colour

Elaine said...

I look forward to each morning when I can see another beautiful card created by you. This one is beautiful and now there are more dies that I need to add to my collection. (Of course, I have been using them.)

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I certainly have no objections to you using aqua again as I said on Monday its my favourite x your card looks so pretty today its beautiful x I love your technique with the mica its gorgeous in real life x thankyou so much again sue for sharing your wonderful talents with us everyday xxx
Molly sending you and all your family a big hug x sorry your grandad is being so poorly I don't know if they can give him some tablets to help him a bit x
Beth I have tried the picking out of a hat but I couldn't leave any out ! Hubby even offered to buy me one if I pick out a favourite ! Easier said than done ! It wouldn't be so difficult if there was some I didn't like but love them all x I'm a hopeless case x
Lorraine your comments do make me chuckle x thankyou for giving me a smile x
Wheely bad you poor thing x enjoy playing foreman !!
Yvonne my sons skinnys don't get ironed either x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Gail Chase said...

Lovely card. I want to try that technique with the embossing folder, the result looks wonderful. Gail from Florida

DeeDee7770 said...

Absolutely beautiful card! So elegant and cheerful. From Canada DeeDee7770

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, love the colour, another beautiful card good luck to all. My Son started P6 Today so back to school run, lunches, clubs and lots of extra running about not sure I have time to work too....but Alas in have to go to work as well!! Have a great day x

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, love the colour, another beautiful card good luck to all. My Son started P6 Today so back to school run, lunches, clubs and lots of extra running about not sure I have time to work too....but Alas in have to go to work as well!! Have a great day x

Vie Carter said...

Oh Sue just love this card, would be so happy if my name came out as the winner!


Mavis l said...

Hi Sue. This is fab they just keep getting super. Love every single one, especially the aqua. Love to win. Mavis L xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What can I say, lovely card again.


Joan from Newcastle

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunning card, I don't object to you using aqua - it is a beautiful shade and very uplifting.

Love n Hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Petra Jopp said...

I love all your cards and would be so proud to win one of these masterpieces.
Many greetings from Germany

Sharon said...

Another stunning card Sue. Love to see your beautiful creations. They are so full of inspiration. Thank you
Sharon xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
It's the late Myra again!
Please don't apologise for using any shade of blue card! I love them all.
I love how you have used Mica today it is so delicate and soft.
Sorry folks haven't read the comments again! I will when life gets back to normal, whatever that is!
I will just send love to Mollie , Grandad and Nanna xxx
Love Myra xx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely love the aqua white combination. It looks fantastic.
The diamond striplet with the pearls is so wonderful as well...Rosie xxx

Michelle Evans said...

As always stunning card..You give me so much inspiration! ! Thanks

Jean Bullock said...

What a great idea to emboss the panel and then cut in designs with the striplet. Definitely want to try that! The card is gorgeous and I would feel so privileged if I won it. I pinned as usual.

liz spooner said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, I would like to spend 1 hour in your brain.xx

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card, lots of detail and I like the Aqua colour, very nice
Kathy x

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, this is so fresh!!! I just love it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and dainty. Love the subtle colours
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card and so many details.
Yvonne N.

Victoria Baxter said...

Beautiful card. Love aqua cardstock. One of my fave colours to use.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card , I love the bed of roses folder and the colours you have used.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I'm with you with the aqua card, got loads of it. SueL x

gailgale said...

This card is Beautiful!!!!
I love the pearl paper.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Love it!!!!

NancyR said...

I love the aqua, Sue, keep using it! This one is beautiful and elegant, yet appears to be simple to do. Looking forward to trying some things once I get some of the dies that I have ordered.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and I like the different types of card stock you've chosen.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & wilsonettes...

As always Sue I absolutely love your beautiful cards & this one is no exception so many wonderful techniques to do singularly or view the results of your amazing talents daily is to me a real privilege....if I knew where to vote for top card maker I wouldn't hesitate in placing your name right where it belongs...simply because you give so much to us so it is the least I can do in the way of thanks in return...x x x

Well my friends I now have an abscess under my right gold capped tooth...kept me awake most of last on Claryithromycin sorry if this is least I had a good excuse to rest & snooze today.

Anyways my friends I would like to send you love & (((((hugs))))) to you all especially to those who are in need. X x x

As always love n hugs to you Sue & sincerely hope that you are having a wonderful time with your mum, family & friends...

love Beth B x x x

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning card again. I love that embossing folder. Something else to add to my wish list.

My 13yr old Granddaughter is coming to visit tomorrow. We will be doing some papercrafts, or maybe jewellery making or perhaps I'll teach her to crochet. I like to have a plan or two.

x Annie P

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, very opulent. I love those pretty die cut layers and the embossing. Pat x

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