Sunday, 6 September 2015

Just A Note

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card is a quick little number to put together, great for when you need something nice in a hurry!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used the Pavo Gemini die on the lower edge to give it a pretty decorative look.  I selected a piece of strawberry card (from my stash) and embossed it with the Bed Of Roses folder.  I sprayed it with permanent spray glue and dusted it with Diamond Snow.  I matted my white card on top and allowed it to peek out from underneath my dis cut edge.  For the focal element, I used the Toronto die, cut in white and backed it with the same strawberry card.  I cut two of the Petite Arched Adornments in white and added them to the ends to add a little decorative detail and fill the top of the card a bit more.  In the centre I used the Montreal die and cut it in white to use as a backdrop for my sentiment.  I use the Just A Note die and cut three of them and layered them up together, then sprayed them with adhesive and coated them with Diamond Snow for a bit of bling.  I added a few small Peonies and lightly inked the edges with Worn Lipstick before adding small pearls to the centre.  I pierced a white mat, then added a thin strawberry mat and another white at to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.  

The winners of the weekly Comment game are:

Heather Rogers!!!
Julie Laz!!!
Lydia Jordan!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Sept.2nd, the winners are:
Maria Illsley!!!
Denise (mini)!!!
Jan Moss!!!

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

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Pam said...

Oh lovely card, it's beautiful.
Congratulations to all winners
Happy Sunday everyone.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue beautiful card Thank you,
Have a good journey home. Congratulations to the winners.
Take care Kitty.

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Love this card ...the gemini dies are lush...! Well done to all the lucky winners.
Luv Rach :)

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Pretty in Pink! What a lovely card and it definitely doesn't look as though it was a quick card which is a bonus when you need something in a hurry. I think it would be a good card to have in stock without a sentiment - just to be added when you know what the occasion is!

And what a surprise to see my name and Lydia's as comment winners I hardly ever win anything thank you so much Sue and congratulations to all the other winners too.

A lovely card and a lovely start to the day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is very pretty I do like the pink. Your Gemini dies are beautiful
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The strawberry coloured card is gorgeous could you not stock it in your foundation range. Will have to make this one without the sentiment as its a beauty if you have been caught on the hop for a card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners this weekend. Save journey home Sue.
Take care everyone and have a lovely sunday.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this stunning card.
Everything is beautiful.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
This card is stunning, I love it, I must get the roses embossing folder it is lovely. I've just pre ordered a load of your new dies & wow they are stunning too. You are such a gifted artist I don't know how you keep coming up with all your card designs let alone the die/stamp and embossing folder designs.
I've been crafting for a long time and I can proudly say I have more or your dies than any other company. (Mostly bought this year lol)

I keep promising myself when I get my lump sum from my pension from work I'm buying all the dies I haven't got so far of yours and more lol.
Congratulations to all the winners and have a happy Sundsy.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning a very beautiful card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue.

What a lovely fresh looking card you have given us today, I love that shade of red not too loud. As you say there are times when you need something in a hurry and the configuration dies are absolutely brilliant for a quick, easy, but elegant card, a must-have for everyone's die collection.
I think I have Sue Wilson Syndrome (in the nicest possible way) since having the order for an A4 wedding card it's all I've been thinking about from the moment the dog has got me out of bed (5am) !!! No bling (WHAT no bling on a wedding card) !! And needs to be sophisticated I was even going through designs in my head yesterday instead of watching hubby and dogs at training !! So I think I can relate to you Sue when all you do is think eat and sleep (occasionally ) craft lol, so I think I have a design in mind so will have a dummy run today.
Hope you have a safe journey.
Love and hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another cracker today, I love the colours and the way the card has been created, the roses embossing folder is one of my favourites and you have done us proud with it on this card.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue. I just love the Gemini dies. Congratulations to all winners. JJxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a lovely card. I got some pink card out of my stash recently but thought it was too harsh against the white problem solved - emboss it and glitter it!
I too have invested in loads of your dies this year and pre - ordered loads more of the new ones. Can't wait to see your ideas for them - some of them are just stunning.
You are truely talented and I really must get my cards out there - everyone says how nice they are and it's all down to your dies.
I haven't used anyone elses dies for a while now and thinking of selling them on - I'm a true convert to your designs.
Love it Sue - have a good weekend -I'm off to Newquay today so a week off work yeh!
Keep safe out there everyone and congratulations winners.
Anne M xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a beautiful card. The Gemini die on the edge really sets everything off.

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colour combination. Congratulations to all the winners. Linda.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

my craft cupboard said...

Just beautiful. Love the colours
sharon :)

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card love it.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card, congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card thanks for the tip too I sometime have trouble cutting through the double sided adhesive why did it not occur to me to just spray them?
Congratulations to all the winners x

Debra Kenworthy said...

So pretty! Gorgeous colour combination and die cuts today. Congratulations to all the winners. Debra x

Hazel said...

Good morning, Sue, another stunning offering today, just love it. Hazel x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

Rather a pretty card today,love the colours


DeCor said...

Another lovely card. Adote the colour and the way u have used the dies differently yet again. Have to work this morning u all have a wonderful 9

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I am going to try this design thank you for the inspiration. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Rosalind Memmott said...

Good morning Sue stunning card love the Gemini dies congratulations to the winners x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the dies and your colour combo. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card, very eye catching adn congrats to all the winners. Yesterday was show day and I've had a lie in today after a 4.30am start yday! There were lots of entries which was good. I managed a 2nd for a decoupage picture and a 3rd for my decorated box. So not bad but no red cards this time. Hubby put 19 entries on the bench in the end and got 7 1sts and 9 placing. He won heaviest tomato with his weighing over 900g and longest runner bean so he was quite pleased. We are both shattered today though so will have an easy lazy day today hopefully! Thanks for GL messages. Appreciated.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Stunning card . The Gemini dies are such a great concept.
Lydia will be a very happy girlie as I'm sure the other lucky ladies will be too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another super card and very effective for a quick make. Love the beautiful strawberry coloured cardstock. Congratulations to all the winners.x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card this sunny Sunday morning!!
Lorna D

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....I love the pink and white with just a hint of sparkle! The Gemini dies are gorgeous (wish I had them all!) Jo xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Pretty card, colour is great and of course the Gemini dies add so much.
have a lovely Sunday, glad to hear it is sunny
congratulations to the winners
Muriel x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I know, this is far too early for me but we are just waiting to go to breakfast and I have an internet connection.
I love this card, it is so pretty and 'light' and the strawberry card is lovely.

Well done Clare W and hubby at the show.

Congratulations to all of today's winners.


Sylvia Yates said...

This card is so pretty I would make it as a birthday card especially if I needed one in a hurry. Thank you Sue

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card! all the dies you've used and doesn't that Bed of Roses folder look wonderful with a dusting of glitter...

Congratulations to all the winners...


lilian said...

Hi Sue, love this card, beautiful colour, love the idea of spray glue and glitter.
Anne m, welcome to Cornwall, nice and sunny here today.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely card and nice with the strawberry card I do like the Gemini die which I am fortunate to have, congratulations to all the winners
Kathy x

Jan.moogie said...

Perfect gorgeous and a little bit different, just what the doctor ordered for today. Lovely card Sue, thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the colours and your design is absolutely wonderful have a good day xx
Debs A xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
First Of All I Will Try And Comment Tomorrow If Not Its Because I'm
Rushing Around As Your Aware We're Going On Our Holidays And
It's Approx One Month Before We Return And I Don't Go On The
Internet While On Holiday, Your Aware Of This From Previous Years.
So Please Don't Think I've Stopped Commenting.
Today's Card Is Just Stunning I Love The Fabulous Colour Palette
You've Cosen And The Fantastic Bed Of Roses Embossing Folder
It Looks Awesome When You've Added The Diamond Snow Not To
Much Glitter But Bringing Out The Bling, I Love The Toronto Die You've
Used And Those Fabulous Petite Arched Adorments I Love These Dies
Also Using The Montreal And The Very Beautiful Just A Note Adding A
Few Small Peonies Here And There.
Truly Beautiful Card Sue Thanks For Sharing I've Got My Television All
Set Up For When Your On Hochanda I'm So Looking Forward To Watching
The Show's On My Return.
Take Great Care
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To All The Comment Gift Winners This Week I'm Thrilled For You
Enjoy Your Gift.
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph Take Great Care x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is really pretty, love the layout and the shade òf pink/strawberry card. Congratulations to all the comment game winners. Have a great Sunday everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue, love the strawberry colour - looks so good with the EF and the gemini die on top. Just lovely. Don't think I'd manage this quickly!
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty card today, love the colours and I don't usually do pink - well I usually try to avoid it anyway! Think this die is so very versatile...

Congrats to all the winners...

Barbara Gosden said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, a stunning card. The tiny flowers are the perfect finishing touch. Love it.
Congratulations to the winners.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue i love this embossing folder think it my favorite in my collection xx hazel

hettygarlick said...

I love everything about this card. The strawberry colour is just beautiful and the bed of roses embossing is gorgeous. I think I must get that folder. It would be so useful.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! I love the Pavo Gemini die , also the colour combo.
Congratulations to all the comment winners, enjoy your prizes!
Well done to Clare W and your OH!
Hugs to all xo

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Gemini Die I don't have this one YET!
Pretty card Sue!
Well done to the chosen winners!
Take care
Love Marg

Gloria Robey said...

Yet another beautiful card .I love your bed of roses embossing folder. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Val Jones said...

How lovely Sue. You never fail to amaze me with your ideas.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Love Val in Spain x

Lizzybea said...

Good morning Sue
I just think this card is so simple but very elegant. It could work for any occasion.
Thanks for all the ideas.
Congratulations to all the winners..
Liz xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, adore the colours, more dies added to my need list

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love how you've blinged the background. Congratulations to all the winners. Sue XXX

RosemRie said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card. I love the Just a Note die as it is set at varying angles, no worrying about getting it on a straight line. The mixture of colours are really nice. Looking forward to next weekend's shows.

Love Rosemarie x x

Chris Curry said...

A pretty,pretty card Sue. Love the colours. Thank you.Xx

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! What a pretty card I love everything about it, I think I must get some spray glue it makes it so easy to add glitter.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne said...

It may be quick, Sue, but it is so effective. A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today, brilliant Gemini die, just love them.
Congrats to all the winners.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely surprise to see my name on the list of winners, thank you so much.
Love your card today such a gorgeous classy design.
Have a good day.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card - the Pavo is my favourite of the Gemini dies
Congratulations to all the winners
Doreen R

carol quinn said...

Really beautiful, love the dies love the bed of it all

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty card in a very pretty colour. Congrats to all winners. SueL x

Bente Sørflaten said...

So elegant and easymade, love it!
The embossing folder you have used is beautiful.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
LOVELY card, absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

sandy acland said...

This is a very pretty card, I love the pink colour which is not the norm for me:0)

Sandy (tort)

Ann Caves said...

Hi Sue
A very feminine card love the colour combo strawberry very close to foundation raspberry card which is lovely and tones down when you add iced snow or micro beads.A card anyone would love to receive for any occasion.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty & delicate. The embossed card looks perfect in the shade you have used.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is a beauty, love it. Congrats to the winners

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card, love it! Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours

Congratulations to the winners

Karen xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and delicate. I love the colours and the your dies. Congratulations to the lucky winners..

SueJ said...

Really nice card Sue, love the dies used and the colour sets them all off.

Congratulations to all the winners.

nannapat said...

Love the Gemini die Sue, another one for my collection I think. The embossed background is lovely and such a good idea to spray with adhesive and then add some sparkle. Pat x

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue the dies are brilliant love the pink Thank you for sharing love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

I'm loving this strawberry colour. Today's card really sings to me. So fresh and delicate with the hint of snow.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the colour theme, the Gemini Die, the Bed of Roses embossed background and just everything about it.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to all the winners.

Jayne S said...

Really beautiful card, love the colour and your new dies are amazing.

Love2papercraft said...

Sunday smiles to Sue and the WW,
This is indeed a beautiful card and as others have said, a great one to have made up ahead of time. I have to agree with 'P' in Wales tho, I don't think this would be a quick one for me to make! However that won't stop me from giving it a go with the dies I have. I have everything but the ones from the Canadian collection (I know I can substitute something from another collection). I do so love the Canadian dies and am very eager to purchase them. They were on top of my wish list, then the Noble dies nudged slightly ahead. I've just received my 1st Joanna Sheen order! I haven't had a chance to play yet, so I've been caressing the package every now & then. I'm thrilled as It included a couple of the Nobles & the Pavo! After a respectable amount of time passes, (does 1 day after receipt of 1st order count?) I shall order the Toronto & Montreal dies. I suppose that window of respectability should include a payday or two as well. Drat!
Theresa, I laughed out loud at your story from yesterday's post! Is "oh my giddy aunt" a common utterance of excited joy in the UK, or just yours personally? Regardless, I love it! I've been known to squeal with delight when I find something unexpected in a store. Sadly, the last time it happened, it was over a particular flavor of potato chip (in my defense, it had been several months since any store had carried them). It startled the poor woman next to me, but my enthusiasm caused her to purchase a bag (which I begrudgingly had to take out of my cart because I had grabbed up the remaining 4). Did I mention they are my favorite flavor and that they had been unavailable for several months? Does that make me sound less pitiful? No? Anyway, who knows what I'd do if I came upon a display of Sue's dies - and on payday! It's probably best not to speculate.
Happy day and friendly hugs all around!
Rebecca in Colorado

Oops-pardon my manners! Congrats to the lucky winners & to Clare & hubby!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a. beautiful feminine card you have shown us today. I love the dies you have used and the wonderful colour of the strawberry card from your stash which looks gorgeous after being embossed with the Roses EF.
We have a lovely sunny morning here after a really dreary, depressing day yesterday so hope the sun stays with us for a while.
Best Wishes to everyone.
Lesley S x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, loving the strawberry colour, maybe a new colour for your range!
This card would suit so many occasions,, a great one to keep in our stash.
Well done today's winners, enjoy your prizes.
Take care everyone,
Jess x

julie laz said...

I would be jumping up and down if I could....thank you sue.

sue today's card is beautiful I love the colour and the just a note
Can be for any occasion, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card. The strawberry pink is just lovely.
Evis M.

dmjones said...

Lovely card, and that strawberry coloured card looks great covered!!!!

Doreen x

Julie Elli said...

Congratulations every one!
Sue what a pretty card. That colour is fab and the Gemini die complements the card beautifully.
Big hug
Julie E

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, wowza!!! This is fantastic, beautiful,
gorgeous,stunning I just love it!!!
Congratulations to all the winner's enjoy!!!
Seems you're coming home :) so have a safe journey!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card, I love all the dies in this set I have quite a few . love Jean Z xxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the colours and shapes are excellent and thank you for showing us how to use your dies more imaginatively.

Congratulations to the comment winners.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A delightful card, love the colours
Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Love the colours.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooooooooooooooooo.....say no more.....gorgeous Sue, just gorgeous! I love the Pavo die (although I don't have any of them) and such a classy, pretty card made with it. The strawberry card is lovely and I love how you have placed 2 or 3 sentiments and put them on top of one another to give dimension. Love the shiny on the roses embossed card. Just beautiful Sue xx Congratulations to all the Wilsonette comment winners! Wonderful! :) xx Congratulations too to you, Claire and your husband! Wow! You should both be so chuffed with yourselves with your wins! xx Sending love and hugs to you sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx Have a great day everyone! xx Love Karen xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love everything about it. Must try the spray adhesive and glitter on my next embossed background it looks fabulous
Congratulations to all the winners and also to Clare and hubby, enjoy your prizes

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, I'm especially loving the Gemini die at the bottom, how elegant does that edge look.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

weefortune said...

Lovely card, Happy Sunday hope you have a great day, hugs Elaine x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Wow...this is a really beautiful card! I love the strawberry color and those gorgeous
dies. I just received the Bed of Roses embossing folder and can't wait to use it!
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners and have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue! I have a birthday card to make for a special friend, I may pinch your ideas from today's card, it would be perfect. :)
Paula x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, using so many different elements!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW...your card is stunning. I love the die you used on the edge...well, all your dies are beautiful, but that edge is really pretty.

Congrats to the winners!!! Whoo Hoo

Jan D., Florida, USA

Dawn Holben said...

A beautiful and stunning card in a very pretty colour.
I wish I could have a rummage through your stash of papers
as they are always so pretty.

weefortune said...

Lovely card, Happy Sunday hope you have a great day, hugs Elaine x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, I love the Pavo die and is one that I'm sure I'll be using a lot. The colours are lovely too.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for the inspiration,
Heather Treble

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card and colours. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card and colours. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sue, been monthly shopping today so Im a bit late visiting, another gorgeous card and I love the texture of the pink background. Stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I have the Pavo die and the EF and will substitute another die for the others.

TOB said...

Hi all, Gorgeous colour on a beautiful card. Still not up to crafting but looks like operation in October for my shoulder. Hooray. It's a beautiful day here in sunny Barry, S Wales so we all went to the beach and sat having coffee and crepes. Just lovely. Congrats winners.
Hugs Theresa xx

ursula said...

This is so so pretty Sue, I love the colours....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a pretty card. The dies you have used are lovely especially the Pavo. The Strawberry Card is a great colour, would you please ask if the yellow tone range of Foundation Card could be increased, thank you. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Best wishes

ang said...

Gorgeous card really pretty colours angxx

NancyR said...

Beautiful, Sue. I really like the colors and putting the glitter over the embossing. I should definitely try to use that technique more often.

Thanks for sharing all your talent!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. I love, love, love the gemini dies they are so usable and make a card gorgeous.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. I love, love, love the gemini dies they are so usable and make a card gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the colours, so pretty.

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card you are showing us today, love the dies you have used, this embossing folder is one of my favourites. This beautiful card would work in almost any colourway and still look gorgeous. Thank you Sue for sharing with us.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hope everyone is having a good Sunday.
Sending love and hugs to everyone, Brenda XXX

scottydog said...

Beautiful card today - Sue. My sort of card, elegant but simple to the eye. Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Congrats to all the lucky winners too.

Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue

Congratulations to the winners.

Joan from Newcastle

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, I just love your Pavo die, it adds such pretty borders to any card . As I always seem to be playing catch up with my cards I never seem to have time to make ones to keep .........just 'in case'. Got to be my only New Year's resolution. love this card, so sophisticated. Made another C card today. That makes 3 now; only another 16 to go. 😂. Congrats to today' winners. Hugs. xxx. Pauline. A

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lacy vision of beauty! I like the way the Pavo Gemini die looks over the Bed of Roses embossing layer. I can see this as a wonderful Valentine card. Thanks for sharing.

Craftyrn28 said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is gorgeous and I love the Pavo die too. Rebecca in Colorado, I laughed out loud at your comments, a bit embarrassing as I am sat in Costa coffee doing this as we are in Wales on holiday and wifi is scarce. I know what you mean about how long do you have to wait before you can order a new die, my thought is TOO LONG! I lioved Colorado when we visited a few years ago

Congratulations to all the winners

Jean said...

Just gorgeous!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

It may be a quick card, but it looks as if a lot of time has been spent on it. Quite delightful, Sue

Eunice said...

Beautiful card, I just love the color that you have used and of course the Gemini dies are becoming my favorites. They are becoming my go to when I need a quick card, but a very elagent card. Congrats to the winners!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Another very beautiful card. I love the strawberry colour of the background card you've used and the diamond dust really makes it sparkle so well. All the dies go so well together and it's very detailed for a 'quick' card. Thanks for sharing with us. x

CraftyJo said...

Pretty :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the sparkle and love these dies!

Laura O said...

great card love the gemini die ,Laura O

IVY Cheong said...

.congratulations to all the lucky winners. Lovely card yet again Sue, love it. Hugs, Ivy xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A stunner today. Love the strawberry card and the bling you've added to it. The just a note sets it all of a treat. Congratulations to all the winners.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,

It's been one of those days when I've been chasing my tail like a demented kitten but just thought that I would take time out to appreciate another wonderful display of flawless Cardmaking skills. I love the colour choice it would be a nice addition to the foundations range. The Pavo die is splendid, I love the intricacy and soft curves. What a great idea to spray the embossed area with glue instead of using a sticky sheet, it's so much quicker. I should really buy the Just a Note sentiment die but I get caught up with all of the new releases and sometimes forget until I am reminded how lovely the previous releases are.
My Mum believes Sundays should be a day of rest but try telling the mountain of washing and ironing that when the pile is meeting you out in the hallway and almost walking to the washing machine itself. So, took advantage of a lovely sunny day to clear my conscience. Thankfully Mum took Brodie and Darcey for their afternoon constitutional- I'd had enough of loitering without intent around the neighbours cars yesterday for over an hour only for Brodie to 'mark his territory" in the only way he knows how much to my embarrassment! He also broke off the lead again after lurching at a tree but I managed to move with uncharacteristical swiftness by pulling him down mid climb and carrying him back home again....tragedy averted!
I managed to make a start on my Mums birthday card only to discover that the fact that I don't have the Portugese Collection severely impeded my progress. I made a valiant attempt at finding a suitable replacement but to no avail. Well, needless to say, rather than choosing a different design to recreate I popped onto Icon- thanks for the tip girls, great prices!-and bought the Lisbon and Porto! Oops! Just don't tell my Mum cos I've had two deliveries already this week and three now on their way.....I'm in BIG trouble!'s for a good cause though!
Rebecca, Brodie is indeed a cat....who thinks he is a dog! I blame myself for his confusion but it proves that will a bit of training and an iron will you can train a cat- though he does tend to lead me around where he wants to go admittedly. Scared? Him? I think not, he dashes around like a hyperactive child whose overdosed on sugar when he escapes, hence my fear that he will be hurt. Bin lorrys are indeed trash collectors- I couldn't think of a rude alternative to string you along with! I too share your uncontrollable urge to buy Sues dies and this blog only serves to worsen my affliction. I would seek help for my family's sake but I am far too selfish:-)
Saba, a tanker of Baileys? Your my kind of girl! I often partake of a gin based drip so I feel that I will fit in perfectly in the 'coffee' shop environment .as for Pashas bum, I didn't keep my sticky fingers off his cheeks, hence the restraining order!
Theresa, thanks for the references- I am most definitely genuinely friendly, however watch out for Yvonne, proceed with caution...that's all I'm prepared to say!
Congrats to weekly winners, jammy so and so's

Love and crafty hugs,


Meg said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card, I love the roses background, I'm going to check to make sure I haven't sneaked that folder into my stash
- I was going to sort my dies and folders today but we have had show day so had to go to support my hubby who got 1st, 2nd and 3rd for his veg. So pleased for him as he's found gardening hard this year. I couldn't raise the enthusiasm to enter anything this time but if I start making now I should have lots to choose from for next years show.
Busy preparing for our WI centenary year show and tea party this month.

Congratulations lucky winners.

Love n hugs

karenlotty said...

Such a lovely card If I'd seen that colour card in a shop I would have probably walked straight past it But it looks gorgeous on this

Linda Graham said...

Very pretty card Sue love the colour,I like what you did with roses embossing folder, thank you, Linda x

cuilliesocks said...

What a beautiful card Sue, the embossed background and the dies are stunning, Kate x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue and all the ladies,
What a beautifully stunning card for us today Sue, thank you.
Congratulations to the comment winners, and to yesterday's winner of the Wednesday card.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

karen keen said...

Evening Sue
Another beautiful card. The colours are stunning. Just got the bed of roses embossing folder. Great to get inspiration on how to use it.
Karen in Telford xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Stunning card, love the Parvo Die, have used it on so many projects. Beautiful colour combination.
Congratulations to all the winners

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours.xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning card today. The colours and dies are all perfect. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Angela Wade said...

This is a really lovely card, Sue.
I watched yesterday's video but I'm not sure if I left a comment. A neat card.

Many congratulations to Julie Laz and all the other lucky comment winners, and also to the very lucky card winner!!

Hope you've all had a good weekend :-)

Hugs and Best Wishes,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Simple? Quick? Maybe for you Ms Wilson! For us mortals, well, I think "only slightly less time than an attempt at a full blown SW masterpiece"! A great reminder on how to use those papers/ cardstock that appeals less (bling!). I have to give yesterdays card a quick mention. Just beautiful and FINALLY I have got hold of some alcohol inks so I can try a caught in crystal... I'm another wondering if glossy accents will do instead of the crystal laquer and as I have a little time before I will be let loose could the poster from yesterday who was going to ry It please let me know- I'm so sorry, I forgot who it is having just read two days of comments. At least I know now that Joanna Sheen stocks it should it not work.

Sam Smithard, have a wonderful holiday, I'm sure I won't be the only one who will miss your posts.

Thank you to all the ladies who have left me hugs and best wishes, it means a lot and helps so much. What helps most is reading all the banter and stories. Saturdays posts there were a few ladies who worked with kids- I did, I was a teaching assistant/ behavorial support at one stage before I went fully into sports. I had many questions about my disability, some more personal than others! Plenty of funny things said (me- can anyone tell me of some other words that begin with "F"? child- "Fursday!"), many wonderful moments of unexpected success, some sadness too, especially when working in a special school where losing children was a fact of life, difficult to bear but the happy times outweighed the sad there 1000 to 1. Maybe creative people are drawn to working with children?- I don't know the answer to that one but it's an interesting queston nonetheless.

It's the end of the week and the end of my post, I got a (part of a) lurcher on my lap and all is well. Hugs many times over to you all, special hugs going to Lynda and Annie, Maria, Beth, Lorraine, Saba, Rebecca, Yvonne and anyone I forgot who have sent hugs my way lately plus an extra big hug to Molly and her family. Biggest hugs going to Sue for her lovely cards and for having this special place where we all feel so happy being a part of. Wishing every single person on this blog a happy, crafty new week.

T x

P.S. just had to identify pictures containing popcorn to prove I'm human... had to laugh!

Wheely Bad said...

Oh blow!

Forgot to say congratulations to all the winners this weekend. Enjoy your prizes!

T x

Susan White said...

Wow - this is just stunning!! Love that bed of roses embossing folder and the colour is fabulous too. Congrats to this week's winners, Susan x

pinky said...

Wow gorgeous layered and embossing Sue, this card's a show stopper.

Theresa Pace said...

cute card and can be adapted for any occasion, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
An absolutely gorgeous card today sue x its so very pretty x I love the raspberry card but looks even better with the sue wilson touch ! Really looking forward to your upcoming shows I love watching you on tv xthankyou again sue for sharing your fantastic creations with us x
I am another wilsonette who cannot remember the last time I bought a die from another company x your dies outclass all others in every aspect , from the design to their ease of use x
Congratulations to all the lucky winners x well done x
Congratulations too to claire and hubby and megs hubby for your veggie prizes xx
Laine you are most welcome to a reference despite your silky pj antics but feel I must give a reference for yvonne too as even though she did mention a takeover to head of security there were no names mentioned and for that I am eternally grateful xxx
Rebecca please tell me I am not the only one who says " oh my giddy aunt " !!! Must definately be an english thing x have fun with your joanna sheen parcel x you aren't the only one who saves a special time to open them x I won't go into details everyone will think I'm mad ! Or sad ! One of the 2 x
Wheely bad I too think it takes someone creative to work with children either that or we are still kids at heart even though our bodies tell us differently sometimes x big hugs sent your way xxx
Big hug too for mollie melody and all your family x
Now who mentioned baileys ???
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
What a pretty card. It looks clean and simple (but isn't all that simple on closer inspection! ).
Loving the pink and white colour palette. great card for any celebration (well, except for a new baby boy maybe;) !).
Hoping you are well

I've been enjoying your Christmas cards they are all so new, varied and fabulous. Sorry I've not kept up to date with leaving a comment for you.

Love Katie-Louise sweetlove

barbara macaskill said...

Love this beautiful card!! The colored cardstock is a lovely color! Congratulations to the 6 comment winners!! Enjoy your goodies!

Linda Norris said...

Wow!! I just love this card and I'm glad to say I made one which was very similar not so long ago (could some of your genius be rubbing off? I do hope so) I just love the Gemini dies. can not wait for your new dies to come out I haven't seen any previews yet but I just know they will be fabulous.

Congratulations to all winners x

Linda x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Just perfect for a quick card when you need one in a hurry
Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lesley Cann said...

This is a really beautiful card I especially like the raspberry colour card. It is getting difficult to always find the words to say how lovely your cards are without repeating myself.

patwyn said...

Lovely card, Sue. I really like the colour and the Pavo die......another one to add to my long list. Lol

Congrats to all the winners.

Pat xxx

Diane said...

Hi a Sue what a stunning card today, the pink background gives it a lovely effect. So pretty thank you so much for sharing. Sorry I was AWOL yesterday, moved daughter into university so we are all exhausted after endless shopping trips and 3 flights of stairs to her flat!!!! Take care.
LoveDiane G cxx
Yvonne oh you don't know half of it with Maureen and Myra. Split personalities and the lovely Maureen will try to tell you she's tea total but she can empty the Bailies tanker in a night and then moves on to the gin!!! All virtual of course!!!
Beth aren't kids sweet! That was so funny. Now I suppose I should confess I dressed up as a parrot one year to sing happy birthday to my friend - this included walking up the high street and into the shop where she works! What a shock she got. Xxxxxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! I love this card !! I really want/need the Canadian Collection !! I love every single die set in this collection !! It is so difficult to choose !! I am loving your Gemini Pavo die to. Just gorgeous Sue !! Yet more dies on my huge long wish list !! Your Bed Of Roses EF looks fab, especially with the glitter on it. I totally love the Toronto, such a beautiful die, and the cute little "just a note" die is Wondeful. The Petite Arched Adornment looks like such a dainty, beautiful die. A great die to combine with so many others and also so versatile used on its own to. Such a beautiful colour combo as well. I think today's card is just fab Sue !! Thank you so much for sharing it. x x x
I have to say I loved yesterdays beautiful card and video to. You created a stunning background with the "mother of pearl" technique which I think was a genius idea Sue !! I must try this idea for myself. I have not tried it up until now as I don't have any Alcohol Inks but now you have made a background using mica powders instead I will definately give it a go as I have some of these. Your Deer family are so cute and as with many of your other dies they have their place on my wish list too !! I am saving as much as I can still for Alley Palley but you are really making it so difficult for me !!!!!!! Thank you for sharing such beautiful cards with us Sue. (Ps : I have sneakily pre ordered your brand new Noble pierced square dies !! So naughty I know, but they are an absolute "must have" for me.) Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to Lynda Mellor for winning the Wednesday card giveaway !! Well done, I am sure you will love it !! Lots of love from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky comment game winners !! Lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

melody said...

Hi sue, really pretty card I think that is one of my favourite Gemini dies, love the strawberry colour card, I have noticed that you have been using the spray glue quite a bit lately, as anyone got any good brands as all the ones I have tried in the past have ended up a bit blobby, congratulations to this weeks winners. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Shari M said...

love this one. beautiful

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Congratulations to all the winners:)

Sandy H said...

Delightful card, such a pretty pink. Don't have the Pavo die but maybe one of the Gemini dies I do have might work almost as well.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Take care everyone.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes

Ooops I'm late commenting on your gorgeous card Sue, so sorry, hope you don't mind...I took advantage of a lovely day to prune plants & to tidy up the garden & shed then when I had finished late afternoon (well 6pm really)my good intentions to comment went skyward because after making Mr B's dinner I kept falling asleep.

I agree with Lorraine the Strawberry colour card would make a fantastic addition to your foundation colours, (sorry I know you have already worked extremely hard designing the pierced squares etc) it is such a beautiful & graceful colour.

The card today Sue is yet another delightful gem to add to my list of to do's, the only problem I foresee is trying to make this card without it being an absolute copycat to yours, but with your inspiration I'm sure to reach that goal.

Take care Sue Love 'n' (((HUGS))) to you & to all our lovely Wilsonettes Beth B x x x

Vie Carter said...

I just love todays card and congrats to all the very lucky winners


Tracy Welham said...

Very elegant! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats to the winners! Love today's card, the colour is beautiful.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful & stunning card & love the colour combo, very pretty.
Love the Gemini Die you have used on the bottom of the card, lovely elegant shape
& together with the topper embellishment makes a gorgeous card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

gailgale said...

I love this card!!!!
One of my favorites!!!
I love the colors and the dies.
I love everything about it!!!
I am going to try and make this one!!!
Thank You Sue!!!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, lovely card, love the dies and the embossing.
Di B. x

Anne Chilvers said...

Beautiful card, I like the effect of Diamond Snow on embossed strawberry, a showstopper ! x

Desiree P said...

For me, the Gemini die really makes this card - adds such a touch of classy elegance.x

gailgale said...

A Beautiful,Beautiful card.

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