Saturday, 12 September 2015

Finishing Touches

Hi bloggers!  Well this is the final day of the blog launch, but there are three posts today which will showcase the nine new Finishing Touches range.  Starting with the Scribble Flowers, shown here, they are a wonderfully whimsical set that will add just the right accent for your cards.  The new Scribble Flowers are finely cut layered flowers that can be used flat or raised for a totally different look.  The Laurel leaves have also been used as accents on the card shown.  I'm sure you will be able to find so many uses for them as well.  I do hope that you have been adding your comment along to each of the blog posts as you go, but you do have a few days to get caught up on any you may have missed along the way!  The next blog post is scheduled for 12 noon today, so please be sure to have a peek then!  All for now, Sue x





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Pam Hartlepool said...

These dies are so beautiful, my favourites so far as I love all of your flowers. The card is gorgeous

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and more fabulous dies looking forward to your shows on Honchanda to see all your hints and tips.
Nancyd xx

Jill Berg said...

The card is absolutely stunning love the colours.
Love the new accent dies - great new release Sue - congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hi again Sue

I just adore your flower and leaves dies and these will just have to be added to my ever growing wish list!! The string flowers look very interesting, can't wait to see a card made with those.
Loving your launch!
Sarah E from Australia

auscrafts said...

Beautiful flowers dies

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I love these flowers. your card is so pretty, Thank you.
Take care, I shall be tuning in tonight. Kitty.

Darlene4527 said...

Gorgeous card! Love all your new dies and especially like the flowers on this one.

hollyberry said...

Love this card with flowers and butterflies,both my favourites. Must have dies all of them.

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, the flowers are lovely they are so fine but yet they make a big impact on the card.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the flowers and leaves.

Margaret said...

Such beautiful dies Sue. Love them.
Hugs
Margaret M

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, did you say favourite??? Yes???
These are my favourite!!! Loving the card it's
Beautiful!!! Can't wait :)
Good luck everyone!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Olga said...

Simply love that flowers die! Your card is awesome as usual! Olga Ko

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lovely flowers and foliage more must haves ...!
Luv Rach :)

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue, these are sooo lovely and a beautiful card , just love these flower dies! A must have!
XxxxRuth

Anonymous said...

Ooh wow, Sue, am a bit of a sucker for your finishing touches which never disappoint. This is a really lovely card in every way, feel temptation looming again!
Busy day - will be back after your show this evening.
Noticed the counter was well over the 8 million mark, well done!!!

'P' in Wales

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card and the flowers and Laurel leaves look stunning. looking forward to your show tonight. Linda.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. These dies are one of my favourites. JJxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love these flowers and especially the foliage as it looks very natural as well as whimsical-gorgeous, probably my favourites lol ! x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Love the scribble flowers! Your card is beautiful, crisp and yet delicate, stunning. X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, I also love the scribble flowers.

Crafty Granny said...

Morning Sue I so love these dies, especially the scribble flowers, so cute! The card is as always gorgeous xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh so lovely!!
Doreen R

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card and stunning set of dies thank you tracyw

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes

Sue, these finishing touches are striking & very elegant & are sure to grace any card with their charm & versatility. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card which although has minimal additions it does however make a very impactive statement which again would be a perfect card for posting without skimping on the quality of the design itself. X x x

I would like to apologise my friends with regards to the fact that I have not been able to read through all of the sheer number of comments over the last few days but I would like to sincerely thank each & every one of you my dear friends for your very kind comments on Sue’s poem Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) x x x

English was my forte at school; I learnt to read the Janet & John Books (not giving my age away; Lol) & other books at the age of 3 that I should have been reading between the ages of 5-7. In fact this ability to advance read & write was the reason I was sent to school at the tender age of 4 in the November just a few short days after my 4th birthday, but on my first day they had thought I had gone missing, they checked the building inside out, called the police, you name it. But guess where I was, Hee Hee - In the play corner of the classroom there was a red & yellow tent like Wendy house which I had crawled into & had fallen asleep & when I stepped out of there rubbing my eyes & crying to go home my teacher hugged me so tight with relief you’d have thought they were worried; Lol. Sadly though with the ME I can no longer read & write with as much concentration x

REBECCA; this is a message for you my friend – my Tutor once told me that to write a good poem “you have to let your mind wander – then write down the words/lines as & when they come to you – it doesn’t matter that they appear jumbled & out of place at this stage because when you have finished scribbling (which can take hours, days weeks, months even) then it’s time to make a line from the scribbled words & then rearrange the lines into their rightful place – to make them flow with a beginning, a middle & an end & a poem can be anywhere from 2 lines through to a 100+ & it doesn’t even have to rhyme just so long as it has a rhythm. Well for 10 days I wandered (thank fully not outside in my silk PJ’s; Lol) I completed the poem but didn’t have the courage to share for 2 weeks until now. Believe me my friends I had no intention of upstaging Sue’s fantastic launch (no bribery intended; Lol) my heart just said go for it – it’s now or never.

So Rebecca – please have more FAITH in yourself & your abilities, so put your thinking cap on & write that poem of yours, we wait in eager anticipation; it will be your achievement & I’m sure it will be fabulous, it will come from your heart & most of all Sue, especially, & your friends here will appreciate it & the thought that has gone into it. I for one love reading your comments & can see that you have fast become a fully fledged member of the Wilsonette family. x x x

Well my friends as mentioned my brain is on a go slow at the moment so if I have missed any congratulations needed, then I send them with love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) & I send love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue, to my friends & to all our fabulous Wilsonettes. Take care to one & all & Sue I sincerely wish you a fun time on Hochanda tonight & tomorrow & for one shall be glued to watching your demos whatever the products because your demos with hints & tips are worth their weight in gold Beth B x x x

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning. Love the scribble flowers especially .

A Happercrafter6 said...

As you say, lots of uses for these flowers. These dies are lovely.
Jan
Northampton

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
I just adore all these finishing touches they help add the final wow element to all our cards and other projects whether it be cards, mdf projects or home decor.
Thanks to you, I now have the background knowledge and the tools to make quite a nice large wedding card, without Particraft, your wonderful dies and tutorials I'd probably still be making the 'rubbish ' cards I thought we're great 2 years ago, but now wouldn't even give them away lol ! I'm certain that I'm not alone when I say that thanks to you and your stunning dies my work has changed beyond all recognition.
I will try and pop in when and if I can after our long journey to the south west corner of the map.
In the meantime - Congratulations on another very successful collection. Thanks for the past few days and most of all THANK YOU for your wonderful generosity. GOOD LUCK on your first appearance on HOCHANDA and I'm hoping that nothing changes to your schedule that will message up my recording times !!!
Have a wonderful day Sue (hope your man has the pizza ready for later ) : )

Loving hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
The butterfly striplet is really pretty on your card. The flowers are a great addition too. Love the extra foliage!
Love it - again!
Anne M xx sheffield

Heather Rogers said...

And we're off.....

Hi Sue

Another exciting day for you launching these lovely dies and then to cap it all we get to watch you craft and inspire us all.

Lovely card today showing your dies off beautifully

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Rach83 said...

These are even more beautiful than I imagined! I can't wait to see all your creations.

Rachel x

Crisco said...

What a great name for these sweet little flowers !! And another beautiful card this morning.

Looking forward to seeing you later in the day - good luck on HOCHANDA - can't wait to see all your gorgeous samples and demos !!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another stunning collection of dies, beautiful card too! Good luck with your first show today, I will be watching! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. And the dies are great!
Greetje

Val Jones said...

Good Morning Sue, well you've started the day off beautifully. Just love the card and the scribble flowers are really cute and very different. Love the leaves as weell. Really invaluable in a craft stash.
Looking forward to watching you on Hochanda later. Good luck with the shows.
Love Val in Spain x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
The Laurel Leaves are definitely on the list as I adore foliage.
Good luck with the show.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Donna Golby said...

What a lovely card. I really love your flower does. I will add these sets to my wish list. Donna

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card, and the flowers are gorgeous. But most of all, I love the butterfly striplet. It's a beauty.
Looking forward to your other posts and your show tonight.
Hugs, Rose

Desiree P said...

Morning Sue,
I have just finished my second week in my new job with Guide Dogs for the Blind and, as I now leave home at 7.30am and don't return till 6.30pm at the earliest I have been too busy or tired to go on the computer in the evening this week. Am now playing catch up and was very excited to find myself this morning in the middle of a new blog launch. I have been like a kid in a candy shop rushing from post to post to see what's new! As usual, I have not been disappointed and there are so many gorgeous new designs. Unfortunately pay day is still over a fortnight away so will have to sit on my hands for a while yet! Off to catch up with all the posts properly now. x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
That little scribble flower is just so cute,it looks so pretty clustered together, the laurel leaves are a lovely little foliage set too, something different!
I hope that your debut on Hochanda is a 100% successful, bless them they have no idea what's about to hit them as far as a busy show goes!
Hugs
Sandra
Xxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such beautiful dies these are, would love to win one of them. Still having problems commenting on other peoples blog, they must think I have ignored them.

Looking forward to seeing you on C&C xxxxx

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

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this a lovely card and I do like the scribble flowers and the butterfly striplet really makes the card stand out
Kathy x

Carolyn B said...


Beautiful card Sue. Foliage and flower die are always winners!

Carol B X

Tracey Short said...

Oh what a beautiful card, the dies just compliment each other perfectly.

Best wishes
Tracey, Hull
xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue beautiful card and the flowers are so pretty together with the leaves. You certainly named these sets weii as they do add the perfect finishing touches. X

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card! These flowers are really pretty and the leaves would be so useful. Debra x

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card!! love the scribble flowers and the butterfly striplet.
Looking forward to seeing the projects later today.
hugs
sharon :)

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What gorgeous little scribble flowers, the leaves set them off so well and doesn't the butterflies in flight mini striplet look fabulous, it is one of my favourites in this release.
Well, your 8pm show is 5am Sunday morning NSW time so we will see if I can make it but if not the 9-11 am 2 hour show is 6-8pm here so will definitely watch that one. I am really looking forward to it. Good luck Sue
Muriel x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous. I love the scribble flowers and the laurel leaves. Haven't made up my mind about the string flowers yet! One of my favourites of the collection though is also shown here - the butterfly striplet - it is simply stunning. Congratulations on a brilliant collection and thank you. Good luck for the Hochanda show I'm really looking forward to it. Not a pleasant day today up here in Durham - it's raining. Hope it's better wherever you are- sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx
Ps Steph have a safe journey and a good time xx

Caroljsmith said...

Sue your scribbled flowers and butterfly striplet die go together so well .looking forward to this weekends shows.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card to start a gloomy day. SueL x

Jane Brookes said...

Love these dies Sue and you bring so much inspiration.
Looking forward to seeing your demo's tonight

Cdteach said...

Laurel leaves are calling to me................I just love your foliage dies as they are a brilliant finishing touch to any card.

Jan

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Loving these flowers :-) Gorgeous card too. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love these dies, you know what us crafters need
Have set record for your shows
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love these dies, you know what us crafters need
Have set record for your shows
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
So dark, and wet here today, but your blog makes the Sunshine, Sue! I get transported reading comments from around the world, you must be so pleased to have all these followers!
I have the Laurel leaves coming today, along with the Pierced Rectangles, I can't wait!
Todays card is beautiful and the flowers are on my list.... which is growing so long I'm on another page! lol
take care
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love these dies you can never have enough flowers xx hazel young

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual. Beautiful accents to any card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual. Beautiful accents to any card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Barbara Gosden said...

Another gorgeous card. I love the scribble flowers.
B x

Love2papercraft said...

Good day Sue & WW!
These are wonderful additions! The scribble flowers look delicate & cute. The string flowers are very appealing to me as well, I'm eager to see them used. The laurel leaves should be standards in everyone's stash! Like others have said, these little bits can be, well The Finishing Touches that take a card from great to wowza!
Beth B, thank you for your words of encouragement, I shall remember them and jot down the random lines that come to me - without feeling the pressure to create an entire poem right then & there! I'm so very glad you took the chance and shared your poem with us! It is a lovely tribute indeed. Inspired & inspiring!
I'll be checking back after my sweet slumber for the next post! I'm sad I won't be able to watch you Sue on Hochanda. I can get on the website but I think it might be rude of me to pause my visit with my Uncle so I can watch you! Since its on their website, I can't record to watch later. Hopefully they'll air them again and even tho I won't be able to take part in the specials, I'll be able to enjoy your demonstrations! Your videos are always so instructive!
I was hoping to catch up on everyone's posts from the last few days, but I am too tuckered out to see straight. Stick a fork in me-I'm done!
Rebecca in Colorado

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, these scribble flowers look cute and will add a lovely little addition to our cards and you can never have enough foliage especially in my case as it hides a multitude of 'mistakes' or smudges. Another lovely card Sue. Thank you for showing us your collection. Looking forward to watching your Hochanda shows. Hugs. xx. Pauline A

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,Yet another stunning card .The string flowers go so with the Laurel leaves. Good luck for the Hochanda show tonight ,We will all be watching. Gloria (Sidcup ) xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card. Your finishing touches dies are always useful, and this collection is no exception.
Regards
Dirianne

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, the card is so pretty.....and I am such a sucker for flower dies!! I love the scribble flowers! And the string flowers look intriguing, too!! Will I be able to resist???? Probably not.......lol!!! Nanny Jo xx

Micky French said...

Stunning cars as always.
Love these dies they are so useful
Hugs Michelle xxxx

sonja_w said...

Love this card. Gorgeous flowers, especially the scribble flowers x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
from a very grey and wet morning here but looking at your first post for the day I can see my day getting brighter by the minute.
Your Scribble Flowers look beautiful and I can see many occasions where they will just complete our projects. leaves are also a must have whenever we can get them so yes once again my list has just got longer.

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

Wendy L said...

Cant have enough flowers, love these, xxxx

Debra Lock said...

Good morning. Loving the finishing touches. Laurel leaves are simple but extremely useful, love them.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
The laurel leaves and scribble flowers caught my eye when I first saw them and immediately they went on my list. I love your card it's so beautiful the butterfly panel is exquisite and another die to add to my list. So excited to be seeing you on Hochanda today it's been far too long.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. It shows off the striplet card beautifully! I have to get that one! The flowers are so pretty too - the have friendly faces! Can't wait to see what's next! Best wishes, Anne O

julie wright said...

Another stunning card, love the flowers and the leaves so useful for our projects.

Julie W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the card made with the scribble flowers. I think these are my favourite of all your flowers. Have a great time Hochanda today. I won't be able to record the first show as were travelling back from Spain. But hopefully I'll be able to watch or record the second one.

Granny M said...

I love all your flowers Sue and these are beautiful.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, can't wait to see how you use the scribble flowers. They look very intriguing.

Michele

carol quinn said...

Beautiful creation!
Love the dies
Carol

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, your finishing touch dies are just divine. Your flower dies are always stunning & these are truly staple dies that everyone should have in their crafty stash. Good luck for your shows & I will be watching to get all your hints & tips. Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue from a very damp Surrey. I love these finishing touches and the scribble flowers are brilliant. Can't wait to see what you do with the string flowers. See you later and I will be watching tonight.

Love Rosemarie F xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the new dies and your design is wonderful.
They are all on my wish list
See you at noon

Debs A xxx

Chris Curry said...

What a fantastic card. As soon as I saw the preview pictures of the scribble flowers I knew I would have to have them. Looking forward to what you do with the string flowers too, and the laurel leaves look great. Thank you Sue. Xx

hettygarlick said...

I love all the new dies. So hard to choose what to get first!

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Marianna Hammer said...

Such lovely dies. And the card aswell!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a really pretty card. I love the laurel leaf die. Definitely on my shopping list! The striplet die is gorgeous. I am intrigued to see how the string flower looks when it is die cut. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Sue
Beautiful dies love them all so how do I choose which to buy?

Jan

Sandra Holmes said...

Another group of 'must haves'. Love the cards.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card using the butterfly strip as well, these flowers look so pretty.
Beverley W

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love your finishing touches range they are what they say, all of the flowers are so pretty and the butterfly striplet is a must have for me.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Your finishing touches range just pips the nobles for me as my favourite of all your dies, but wasn't sure if I needed the flowers and laurel leaves, but I guess I do!! Can't wait to see what else you bring us but this card is beautiful...Thanks for sharing

Maria Illsley said...

Absolutely stunning xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the informal, quirky look of these flowers and I'm dying to see the String Flowers in action too - we can't have too many finishing touches dies in the stash...

Izzy

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love the card you have created with these beautiful dies. Love the scribble flowers, would be fab for so many techniques. Looking forward to the rest of the posts. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning beautiful and I want them all, Sue you are a genius. xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my Goodness, what pretty flowers! You can never have too many flowers and to get something different is fabulous. Can't wait to see these string flowers, I bet they will be stunning when you demo them.
Sad tho that this is the last day, it's great having several blogs in a day.
:-)
Lorna D

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Love these dies and longing to see you using the String Flowers
Hugs
Carol x

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Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I just love these dies and the card is very pretty. love Jean Z xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Flowers and leaves are always a useful mainstay and these are very pretty. Love the card.

Anonymous said...

lovely card made showing off the new dieè which is gorgeous a nice addition to anyone's collection xx loving all the new dies so far "want them all need them all"all xx love yvonnebennettxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the flowers and leaves. Goes great with the striplet which are my favourite. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, its a wet and chilly one here in Gloucestershire, and its supposed to stay that way all day. But your gorgeous card has brought some sunshine into my life its stunning I love the butterfly strip and the flowers are really pretty. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the flowers and leaves. Goes great with the striplet which are my favourite. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

jenny Briggs said...

Hi sue
I love these new flower dies they look so dainty flower dies are a favourite of mine the butterfly striplet goes so well with them will have to buy these at some point xx

patwyn said...

Morning Sue,

I am a flowerholic ( as I have said before) so these dies are just up my street. I love them! Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda, though I will have to record tonight's show as Hubby will be sat in front of the TV tonight, and he is not a crafter. Lol

Pat xxx

JosieB said...

Good morning Sue, although it is very wet
outside, never mind we have your beautiful
card and designs to cheer us up. Love the
string flower arrangement on this card, see you
again later.
Best wishes
JosieB
xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again today, love the effect of the scribbled flowers. This really is a good collection of finishing touches, you have thought of everything. Thank you for sharing with us.
Much love
Diane G xxx

Beth love the thought of you fast asleep in the reading corner. I too went missing on my first day of school (probably about your age!) unfortunately I got stuck in the newly painted outside loo at playtime and no one found me until mum came to pick me up - luckily at lunch time!!!! It explains a lot! But why didn't they miss me? I'm so quiet and shy you see haha. Xxxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
You ares poiling us with all these new dies.
What to get?????Which ones to choose???

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flowers but desperate to see what you do with the string flowers, also love how you have highlighted the butterfly wings with some Glossy accents ( butterfly Striplet on my wish list ) .
Hope the Hochanda website is working for your debut tonight , I'm so looking forward to it! All The Best! xo

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue yet another stunning card, you really do spoil us

Lea Brawn said...

Stunning sue x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the flowers and foliage work so well with the mini butterfly striplet. Congratulations on another super set of dies love from Jackie xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue Happy Saturday ,
Yes i have been adding my comment and pinning your Fab cards along the way,
What beautiful work you share with us Sue and on top of that you give away too
Loving the Scribble flowers .
See you later
Elaine H X

Kate's Cards said...

Versatility!

Susi in Cyprus said...

Lovely card, love the scribble flowers on it. Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda this evening. As I have to watch on the website, I'm hoping for a good Internet connection!

Beth, I just loved your poem, so appropriate!
Have a great day everyone,
Susi in Cyprus

Crafty Clare said...

Hi Sue, can't have too many flowers, they are beautiful and so is the card.
Hugs Clare Wharton xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Such a useful group of dies. I love the scribble flowers and the laurel leaves and your card using the new striplet is so pretty.
I am looking forward to seeing you back on our screens tonight. Goodt Luck!!
Lesley S x

Julie Elli said...

Gosh Sue, you have been busy!
I love how the scribble flowers can be detached from the stems and use each flower and stem separately.
Big hug
Julie E

sued99 said...

Love both of these. Looking forward to your shows this weekend,

Jenny Joseph said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love all your new dies. Looking forward to watching you online doing your shows for Hochanda tonight, hope it goes welll. 👍🏼

mouse said...

Cute flowers and the laurel leaves are so useful. Needing these!

Rosemary Stickland said...

A really pretty card to start the day. Loving these dies.
Rosemary xx

Victoria Baxter said...

Love these whimsical flowers but equally love the striplet die. Such a crisp looking card.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

You have some wonderful flower collections, Sue, and these are another great addition. And I love the fern.

Marion said...

Hi Sue what are you doing to us,love the flower and leaf die's
and another great striplet too.
Marion H

Anne said...

Three more lovely sets of dies, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card to start the day.Love the laurel leaves die.That one is a must buy.Jeanne L Stockton

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue I love the flowers they are fab the card is beautiful thank you see you later love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Erica said...

Three excellent die sets to add to the arsenel but the best has to be the laurel leaves. I'll be back later to see what you have in store for us next. Happy Wye Crafter.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is stunning I do love those dies I have ordered the butterfly striplet already I couldn't wait. I hope your shows go well. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

sandy acland said...

I love this striplet, I am so looking forward to using it:0)
A really pretty card.
The leaves also are so useful.

Sandy (tort)

Linda Downs said...

Good Morning Sue, I love the scibble flower as you say it is very whimsical. Another outstanding card as always. Looking forward to seeing you on TV tonight and tomorrow. Best wishes, Linda in Glasgow

sandy acland said...

I forgot to say, I am looking forward to seeing how the string flower die turns out,
as I cant picture them in my mind. I do love flowers.

Sandy (tort)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

dmjones said...


These are really lovely dies, I do like flowers,





Doreen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card showcasing these great new dies, such pretty flowers, am looking forward to seeing the string flowers on a demo and just love the Butterfly Striplet, my list just gets longer and longer.
Wendyx

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
Another fabulous card. The new flowers are a must have.
Liz xx

Beth said...

I love the Finishing Touches range!! More please!
Munich Beth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - have been away without wifi so not been able to view all your fabulous new dies but will be doing a massive catch-up today! This is a really pretty card and I'm loving the flowers - can't resist them so my shopping list has started! Looking forward to watching your first show tonight on Hochanda. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today, the striplet die looks great and I love the string flowers, all of the dies today have gone onto my wishlist.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Mavis L said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the striplet die as well as all the flowers they are so delicate. Beautiful. Mavis L x

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card and the dies are very useful,great flowers!
See you later. Jane B.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, these finishing touches are lovely,
Can't wat to see what you do with them,
Really like the butterfly striplet, another purchase looming perhaps!
Tale care, x
Jess

Alison Houghton said...

Hi Sue, these finishing touch's are really lovely, and very useful. Wish list here I come, AGAIN!!!
Love Alison

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue and others
Can someone fill me in on HOCHANDA? What, where is it?
Liz

julie tattersall said...

Butterflies are always a winner. I am awaiting your shows today and tomorrow, that's my weekend planned.
Julie

Brooke b said...

Morning, gorgeous new dies and the card is beautiful. Love the new flowers dies and the butterfly striplet is a must have. JB xxxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Such a pretty striplet die, your card is beautiful Sue
Julie x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,I love butterflies and flowers.

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue. Flowers and foliage. You can never have enough of either. Again beautifully delicate. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

iReneM said...

Lovely!

Flowers and leaves are always useful but more like a necessity
on my cards :)

Hugs to all

x

STELLA MUNN said...

Always love the Finishing Touches as they can make the card extra special. Looking forward to seeing the string flowers demonstrated at some time. Love the butterfly mini striplet. My sort of card. Thanks Sue xx

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue this is getting silly now l need so meany its going to send my bank into melt down ,but ha ho love the card too hugs linda and lily

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
The card is very pretty and I just love the flowers.
Another 'must get now.'
Regards,
evis M.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, Scribble flowers - what a great name! Yes, these are for me!
Janette x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Gorgeous card!!!!! These finishing touches dies have jumped to the top of my wish list.
Have a beautiful day everyone! I'm off to a scrapbook Expo in New Jersey!

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and what pretty little flowers, and the string flowers look very interesting can't wait to see those on a card. Love all the finishing touches dies as they do what they say....put the finishing touches to a card!
Good luck with your shows on Hochanda, will be recording/watching.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and dies, I'm intrigued by the string flowers and look forward to seeing how they look when cut.
Thanks
Heather Treble

Ann Mansfield said...

Love the laurel leaves, I don't know how you come up with all these lovely designs.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card xx love all your flower dies and the butterfly striplet is beautiful too xx love Kim D

CHERYL Brown said...

Good Morning Sue,

I so love your finishing touches, they really do add a bit of pizazz to any card.
The flowers are divine as is the leaves.
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
I think your card is beautiful & I really like these dies,
thank you
Karen M

Littlelamb said...

Love all these new dies. Leaves are a must have. Love the butterfly Striplet as well. Have liked everyone so far but cannot have them all. Must make a choice.

Chantal said...

This card is Super Gorgeous. The dies are stunning.
Hugs, Chantal S

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a wonderful card! I love the scribble flowers, they are so cool :). The dies keep getting better and better and I think you've left the best for the final day :). x

Angela H said...

Flowers with a difference which add that little something to complete a beautiful card.

karenlotty said...

I like these a lot Probably because when we "doodle" but not half as well as you this how we drew flowers So to have in die form is just brilliant

samantha wade said...

Beautiful card such pretty flowers and the butterfly panel. All these dies are a must so useful. X

crossstitchmarg said...

Wow Sue,
Wow that's all I can say I thought I was being clever pre ordering the butterfly striplet set. But they need these other dies to set them off the flowers and foliage are gorgeous. More on ,y must have list.
My house is filling with your dies and John's stamps & the MDF & paints not to mention the beautiful cloud inks.
Where would we be without you. My card making has changed tremendously since I discovered everything you all do.
Thanks so much.
I'd love to win a set of these but I will get them in the end.
I can't wait to see what else you are bringing us today .
Maggie in Solihull

Lesley Griffiths said...

How pretty.
I love and use all your flowers dies regularly on most of my cards, so the new scribble flowers is already 'in the bag' awaiting delivery! The leaves are on the wish list also.
Happy Days,
Lesley

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card. You can definitely never have enough flowers. These are so cute, can't wait to see how the others cut out. The butterfly striplet is lovely. Flowers and butterflies what more could you need, oh of course you've thought of that with the foliage.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, your card is beautiful this morning, thank you for showing us the butterfly striplet, it makes such a difference seeing how it looks cut. The flowers are lovely and I really like the laurel leaves as they are so different to any of your others.
DJay xx

Saba said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love this card with its touch of blue and the dramatic black border. It's stunnung as are these finishing touches. So looking forward to seeing the string flowers, I think they will be popping into my basket.
Good luck today with your show, can't wait to see you live again.

We have 3 Wilsonette birthdays today ( sorry if anyone else has a birthday which I didn't remember)
Happy Birthday Patricia, Maureen and Pat L hope you all have a wonderful day.

Pat S, safe journey home

Love and hugs for all
Saba xx

IVY Cheong said...

I'm a lover of flowers and butterflies and these gorgeous dies are definitely on my wish list. Beautiful creations Sue. Love, Ivy xx

Janet Fuller said...

A great addition to the finishing touches range.
Regards
Janet Fuller

Janet Fuller said...

A great addition to the finishing touches range.
Regards
Janet Fuller

Linda Norris said...

Good morning Sue, thank you so so much for cheering me up this morning with these wonderful dies and the beautiful card. It really does help take my mind of the pain I'm in thinking of ways to use your dies when I can get my hands on them lol!! I love the scribble flowers and I can't wait to see the string flowers used they look fab, I do love that butterfly striplet that's definitely on my shopping list.

Good luck with your show on Hochanda I'm so looking forward to it.
Have a wonderful day everyone.
Linda xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, beautiful dies.....(again!)lol! You have made such a gorgeous card using some of them xx "Thank you" for giving us this chance to win every single one of them in this show case of your new stunning collection xx Love Karen xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, some great new finishing touches, loving the leaves and folwers are always a winner xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely flowers. Can never have too many flower dies in my opinion. x

Val.S said...

another great set of dies! Love them!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue, these scribble flowers are fantastic (as are all of your flower dies). The other dies are gorgeous too. The card is beautiful too. Good Luck today
BarbaraV

Paula said...
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Paula said...

That is definitely my kind of card Sue, and I do like these dies too, although the Scribble flowers dies seem very shy in the photos! :) The leaves will come in very handy too.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Jan Ltc said...

Oh my this is divine. Love those flowers, border and your brilliant card xx Jan

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. The flower and leaf dies are beautiful. I love them.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, flowers, butterflys, and leaves, what more can a crafter want!!!!!!!!! ( except all the other dies).
Beautiful card really cheered me up, as I spent 2 hours in the dentist chair yesterday,really sore today, so my purse £450!!!!!!
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lesley Cann said...

Once again lovely dies and card just love anything with butterfly's on. Looking forward to your debut show tonight.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
What stunning dies. I'm going to have to lie down in a darkened room shortly, it's too much!!
Good luck for this evening (not that you'll need it). I hope they have plenty of call handlers in the building lol.
Have as good a day as you can ladies, and Happy Birthday to Patricia (sunning herself in some far away land,) and Pat L.
Maureen xxxx

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
I so love flowers - can never have too many flowers. And these are a got to really want must have. What a gorgeous card. So pretty. These dies have my name all over them Sue. I just have to add them to my collection. Can you imagine how much I would love you if you draw my name? I don't think you can. Well if you let me win we can find out. Good luck with your shows - sooooooooo excited x
Theresa - I always behave but I have my doubts as to whether or not Thelma knows the meaning of the word. How could we fail to smile with such a fabulous launch from our Sue. I thought that going down the bribery route might not be advisable. Trying a different strategy. Declaring my undying love for our great leader every time I comment on her blog. I need to step it up a notch as it is the last day. We will just have to wait and see if it has worked x
Lorraine - I think you may have come up with something. There has always been a market for classic cars so surely there must be a market for a couple of mature ladies. Granted the body work may need some attention and a lot of patience required but I am sure there must be demand for what we have to offer. We definitely need to find an original way to raise some funds to finance our addiction. I blame Sue. If she wasn't so brilliant we wouldn't have to consider any wild and wacky ideas, legal or otherwise to enable us in our pursuit of happiness.
That said Sue - you are still my most favourite person and I love you dearly - when will you be doing the draw? I would just like to point out that whatever Lorraine decides to tell you she is always terribly economical with the truth and she does not love you more than I do x
Wheely Bad - oh girl - have you calmed down yet? x
Beth B - I think the inability to concentrate and read is one of the things that I find the most exasperating about the ME. I have such a passion for a good book and used to read 1 or 2 books a week. Now I struggle to read a chapter. Your ode was brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing. I think your lack of confidence was unfounded as is evident from all the lovely feed back. I do find that my self confidence has taken a bit of a nose dive over the last few years and it got worse when I became ill. I have been known to put pen to paper and compose a poem for friends and family for birthdays and special occasions. However - they are a little more x rated than would be allowed on this blog! Lol. I am well accomplished at lowering the tone when the mood requires x
Rebecca -you need to try and plan your trips more carefully. I do think there are repeats on Hochanda so it's not all bad x
Pat - could I suggest a nice meal for hubby laced with sedatives? Lol x
Patricia, Maureen and Pat L - HAPPY BIRTHDAY x
All for now
Back at 12
Have a lovely day everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,

Aww, how sad that we have reached the final day of the blog launch, but yeah! We can console ourselves with Sues appearances on Hochanda, what a treat!
Words cannot express just how much I love the Finishing Touches range and these dies are no exception. They are showcased quite beautifully on this stunning card, the soft blue, black and coconut white are so fresh together and the butterfly striplet is a real must have. The scribble flowers are gorgeous and perfectly accented by the laurel leaves- I can't wait to see what you have in store for the other set of flowers too.
I am counting down the hours till your show tonight, so the remaining blog posts will be a welcome distraction.
My bank balance is in desperate need of a large cash injection so my credit card will be having a quiet night I'm afraid, but that will in no way spoil my enjoyment of tonight's proceedings, I can't wait to see your demos Sue, it will give us plenty of ideas for those pesky Christmas cards that are looming large on the horizon.
Had a tough night last night with a seizure but starting to feel a touch human again...or as normal as a bam pot can possibly be:-)
So, going to have a quiet day between posts completing a box for my Mums birthday card- I can't help myself with the glitter, flowers and ribbon cos I have to make the box as extravagant as the card inside...it's a sickness , I know!
Happy birthday to Patricia, Pat L and Maureen, enjoy spending your monetary gifts on Sues showsxxxxxHave a fab day girlsxxxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love your card this morning !! Your scribble flowers look so pretty and delicate !! I love that they can be used on their own or with their stalks and leaves, making an entire flower. I also love the fact that they can be used totally flat or raised !! I think they are a wonderful addition to your finishing touches range. I also love your new Laurel leaves too !! They are beautiful Sue !! Well, yet more beautiful dies for my wish list !! I still really LOVE the new Butterfly striplet die. In fact I really LOVE your Roses striplet die to !! I am VERY INTERESTED to see your new string flower dies in action to and I really hope you may have used them on another card so that we can see what they look like for real !! ( sorry but you know what I mean. ) Thank you very much Sue for sharing your amazing talent with us all. I am really looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda tonight. I just know they will love you as much as we do !! I can't wait. I know you will be Wonderful. Big hugs and lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Beth B, I have M.E to and I know what a struggle life can be, all the time. Thinking of you and sending you lots of love and BIG hugs from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x


Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
The scribble flowers look fantastic sue as do the laural leaves x I love your finishing touches they make such a difference to a card and have so many already although I'm still waiting to get your peonies ! The butterfly striplet looks beautiful too x thankyou sue x
Rebecca have a lovely time with your uncle x hochanda do seem to be repeating quite a few shows so hopefully you should be able to catch any you miss x
Beth I loved your story about your first day at school x I too loved reading especially the ' griffin' books x for me it was an escape from what was happening in my real life and could let my imagination visit all those far away places x
Good luck on hochanda sue will be watching x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Kim Hook said...

Wow Sue, you're not helping my bank balance - so many on my wish list now. I especially like the laurel leaves, I'm sure I'd use those a lot. Thanks so much for all the lovely cards you've been posting, giving us great ideas too.
Take care,
Kim

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Oh my oh my. I'm all excited. I just adore that butterfly striplet and those wee scribble flower.
Looks amazing on your card sue.
I see ur on show this evening on hochanda an tomorrow too Will get the shows ready for recording. Have a lovely day of comments xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think these are more dies I am going to have to add to the wishlist. The Scribble and String Flowers are so pretty, I think it is another case of the picture not doing them justice, lol Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Cant wait to watch your show tonight and see all the marvellous samples that you have made.
I hope it is a complete sell out and you get your favourite pizza!!!!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The flowers and foliage are fabulous but then I love all things floral and the card is a real gem, looking forward to all the shows

Yvonne and Laine thanks for the birthday wishes, no crafty presents though so I'll just have to buy Sues dies myself

Hugs and best wishes everyone Pat

craftynanna johanna said...

Good Day to you all, well what can i say only WONDERFUL, you have done it again Sue, giving us such a brilliant week in crafting with your glorious dies and cards and today's are no exception, they are beautiful and so is the card. Congratulations Sue for another Spectacular Launch and looking forward to tonights show on Hochanda and tomorrows shows as well.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our birthday girls Patricia, Maureen, and Pat L, enjoy your day.
I can remember going nursery when i was 18 months old and I was well ready for school at 4yrs and I too could read and write then, I adored reading and got myself a little Saturday job in our local library when I was 11yrs old , I absolutely loved it. I think it such a dreadful crime that children are leaving school not being able to read and I made sure all my grandchildren could read as well as they could. many hugs to all and Good Luck Everybody Johanna

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