Monday, 14 September 2015

Just A Note

Hello there my crafty friends!  I hope that you were able to enjoy my first Hochanda shows this past weekend, I know that I did!  What a busy week with the new die launch and then the Hochanda shows, and Ally Pally on the upcoming weekend!  I am showcasing a card that uses some decorative papers, some stamping and of  course some dies as well!  I selected a tone on tone tan decorative paper from my craft stash.  I the upper corner, I added some stamped swirls radiating outward from the corner.  I was hoping that they would look a bit like butterfly trails so I cut my Majestic Monarch out of black glitter card and attached it in the upper corner.  Opposite to that I cut, assembled and created a focal element using the Perfect Peonies, both the complete petal and the open petal sets.  I cut the base of the flowers in milk card and added a black outline to them and then finished each one with a small black Dazzler for the centres.  I cut the Maidenhair fern in both milk and taupe card and arranged them around my flowers.  I cut three of the Just A Note die in black and stacked them for dimension before gluing them in the middle of the card.  I finished the card with several layers of milk and black card, a pierced layer and then a taupe, black and final milk mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue
Had a lovely weekend watching you on Hochanda, shame the presenters don't talk less and let you do your magic

Clai01 said...

Morning Sue
I loved all the shows and I hope you have a lovely weekend again also at Ally Pally.
It was great to see so much and loved all the show demos and samples. x

auscrafts said...

Loved the shows and this card

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a beautiful card really lovely. However the most praise must go to you for your great weekend on Hochanda, I was engrossed in every one of the shows, I learnt so many new tricks, this to me is what a shopping channel is all about, the demos, techniques and yes the selling but Alex had it right by letting you do the demos, but then when you had finished she went through what you used for that card and then went onto the next one and presented the dies and products for that, I truly thoroughly enjoyed myself yesterday watching it all and oh yes I did get tempted and raised an order, hurry up Mr postman I want to play.

I bet you slept well last night. xx

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

Linda28 said...

Lovely card Sue, wow you've been a very busy girl, all the shows on Hochanda were fabulous and your sample cards were out of this world, so beautiful and so many, showcasing all your Christmas dies. I enjoyed every minute. Linda.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card and yes the swirls do look like a butterfly!! Try and get a few minutes rest today!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hollyberry said...

A dramatic and elegant card today.
Managed to catch some of your shows yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed them. Felt that you were allowed to do so much more demoing and so we got to see so much more. Yes there is a presenter talking but she has to do some selling,it is a shopping channel at the end of the day. The demos didn't seem rushed,hope that you felt you could teach us all more because of it.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much for all the brilliant shows this weekend, you must be shattered,
Have a rest before the weekend. Todays card is another beauty, Thank you so much, take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card and stunning dies love the colours to loved your shows on Hochanda thank you tracyw

Marjeta said...

This is gorgeous card. All those fabulous dies and wonderful colour combination.


Marion Bull said...

Beautiful card today!..Loved all the shows yesterday and spent much too much! Have a rest before you start again next weekend!
maggie B xx

Anonymous said...

Nice card Sue. Really enjoyed your shows . Nice to have so many demos. Great for us but tiring for you. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, your shows we're superb if only you got peace to demonstrate without the presenters getting in the way,. Yvonne xx

Jane Brookes said...

Lovely card Sue.
Enjoyed your demo's too

Jayem said...

Hello Sue

This is a lovely card. While there is a lot going on, the colours keep it subtle.


Jan from NSW (Aus)

Donna Golby said...

Lovely card. Great weekend. Started on Saturday afternoon watching John demoing locally then you Sue on TV. Although I watched and recorded everything. I got on and made several cards and other projects. Hopefully I can get on a roll. Thanks

Have a great day everyone


Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, loved your shows
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
Thanks for a fabulous weekend of brilliant demo's, each one totally amazing! I hope it was a huge success sales wise!
Today's card is a WOW, that's for sure, I love the colours that you have used, also the swirl stamp used as the butterfly trails works really well! The peonies look very dramatic in black and white too!
Paul and I celebrate 24 years of marriage today, that man is my whole world! How very blessed I feel! Xx
Have a fab day everyone,
Love and hugs

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card it really looks like a huge butterfly with the swirl stamp, still have some of your shows to watch yet
Hopefully today I will manage to see them looking forward to them.
Nancyd xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi sue what a beautiful card and I love the colours and the design
Had a great day watching all the shows as well as recording them.

Debs A xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful and eye catching card Sue.
I did enjoy your shows Sue and as usual your demos were great and the samples fantastic....and you are back in two weeks...yeah!!!

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card today Sue. loved the shows yesterday and some different styles from what I usually expect from you. Loved the acetate one x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
The stamped swirls totally work as butterfly trails! So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, love this card with so much detail and the peonies and the butterfly really stand out, I really enjoyed your first show and I have the rest to watch as I had visitors yesterday so I'm really looking forward to watching them it is so good to have you back on our screens
Kathy x

carol quinn said...

Stunning card the swirls are lovely, as is the butterfly created from it!

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Really enjoyed the shows over the weekend.
Cannot wait for the next shows.
Have a good day you deserve it.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card. Loved all your shows, was so much better seeing more of the demos and less of the hard sell and presenters trying to be the stars of the show. Hope they stay that way! Love Jean xxx

Linda Graham said...

Love the colours you have used on this card Sue and the stamping on patterned paper,great show`s yesterday it was nice to see so many demo`s and techniques,hope to get to speak to you at Ally Pally, thank you, Linda x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card in a lovely colour combination. I enjoyed the shows yesterday and even managed to catch a repeat of Saturday's that I had missed.x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card this is, and the swirls totally work as butterfly trails. Colours are lovely and easy on the eye. The peonies are gorgeous, too. Your placement of them is just spot on.
I'm looking forward to your next shows, and love it that it's not long to wait.
Also looking forward to Ally Pally at the weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Love everything about this card, Sue, really delightful.
Saw some of the shows yesterday and you were brilliant with fab demos and samples, Alex is blossoming as a presenter and coped admirably with the technical glitches - so hard to keep smiling all the way through, which she did. She even had a Northern Lights top on! Hochanda will be great when the graphics and camera close-ups are sorted.
Lordy, what a busy person you are - no wind-down for you, just a wind-up to Ally Pally so guess excitement is mounting amongst some of your crafting family!!
Molly - loved your holiday story re Lily - your nan Melody is so right and you're all lucky with being such a close and loving family.
Happy Anniversary, Sandra, keep luvvin that super man!

'P' in Wales

lilian said...

Hi Sue, I'm not usually a fan of black card, but this truly stunning,love all the flowers and foliage.
Have recorded some of the shows but not watched yet.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Congratulations to Sandra and Paul, hope you have a great day.

Love2papercraft said...

Happy Monday Sue & WW!
This is a very pretty card! I am a fan of printed paper with added stamping etc. I really like the Maidenhair ferns and am happy to say I own them :) I also have the full peonies - just need the open petals as the two combined are more than the sum of their parts! And what lovely parts they are!
Refer to my last comment on yesterday's card (regarding Hochanda) I was so excited after seeing the tail end of your show I just had to pop back in. It did look like you had some fun Sue! It was certainly fun for me! I enjoyed feeling like I got to know you a little bit. Hearing you talk about your thought processes while designing & creating made me appreciate you even more! Of course I know you have been (& continue to) working a ton and must be exhausted. Once again, thank you for all your hard work and the tremendous amount of thought you put into everything. We are spoiled!
A lovely Monday ladies! It's still Sunday for a few seconds here and I'm eager to get some sleep myself :)
Rebecca in Colorado

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love this as it has so much potential for adapting and use of different sentiments. Have all your shows to watch when I get home today, as I've been in Glasgow for the weekend to see my brand new granddaughter.

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card! I'm hoping to watch some of your programmes tonight-didn't get chance yesterday.


hettygarlick said...

Very much enjoyed seeing you on TV over the weekend Sue. You made some beautiful cards - as always!

Today's card is just lovely - those colours work so well together. I never think of using fancy paper as a background. I really ought to as I have lots of it! Must give it a try.

Look forward to your next shows on Hochanda. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally. Wish I could be there.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, the shows on the weekend were fantastic, so much inspiration and great tips. Love todays card, the colour combo is super, and looks fabulous with the patterned background paper. Have a great day and try relax before Ally Pally. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love the colours and all dies are beautiful. I did enjoy your shows on Hochanda there is so much more time to demonstrate. It is a very busy time for you. I am really looking forward to Ally Pally. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I managed tocatch most of your blog while away on holiday. Also watched your first Hochanda show and really enjoyed it.
Great new launch and just got home to find mine on the mat waiting for me1
GReat - playtime!
Well done Sue you must be shattered.
Anne M xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi sue,

Loved the shows, love the card.



alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card! Really enjoyed your shows yesterday and it looked as though you were enjoying it too. It's nice that you get more time to demo as well. I think once Hochanda has got everything sorted, it will be very good - they are improving all of the time. Hope you can have a bit of a rest soon you have been so busy.
Sandra and Paul - congratulations on your 24th anniversary. Have a lovely day.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Nanny Jo said...

What a pretty card, Sue.I really thought the swirls WERE part of the butterfly!! :) I didn't get to see all your shows, yesterday, but really enjoyed what I did watch. Jo xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, I'm loving how you have strategically placed the butterfly onto the patterned background paper, it looks like the 'scrolls' on the paper are part of the butterfly wings, really beautiful.
I absolutely loved your shows yesterday, your demo's were fabulous, I still have the 7pm show to watch as I had to record that one, I'm excited !!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue this is a really lovely card and everything just plays its part to make it come together. I enjoyed your shows yesterday with lots of opportunities for you to demmo, give tips and techniques. It was more laid back, Alex does well covering everything and the balance of the show good,,it is a shopping Channel at the end of the day, demo's to be watched and inspire and your goods to be sold. X

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .Fabulous colour combination you have used on this card .Must say I did enjoy your shows on Hochanda ,You looked so relaxed .They are improving .Still hope you have a day off today put your feet up and give yourself a pat on the back. Well done Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I have got the perfect peonies sets and the maidenhair fern, love them both. Your shows were great, I really enjoyed them but didn't order as I have most of the dies. Loved your ideas and the time you had to show us everything. I think the idea of multi cuts of the sentiment and layering is great. Thank you. Xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card Sue! Love the colours you've used. Gorgeous butterfly and the stamping really looks like butterfly trails. Recorded all your shows to watch today. Debra x

Chantal said...

WOW, what a beautiful card, love the butterfly and the flowers.
Hugs, Chantal S

Anne Crawford said...

Good morning Sue, I watched all of your shows yesterday and they were terrific! I really enjoyed the time spent on the demos and listen to you explain some of your thought processes about the dies etc. your sample cards were stunning and full of new ideas! I also thought Alex the presenter did a good job of not interrupting you and waiting till the demo was finished before her sales pitch.
Today's card is glorious ! I love the stamped butterfly trails and of course the butterfly die, also the flowers, all perfect.
Hugs to all xo

rosiejt said...

Lovely card. I enjoyed what I saw of your shows, all of which are recorded for later.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love this butterfly swirls card. Also like the background. I should look in my stash more often. It is big enough! Great weekend of shows.

Love Rosemarie F xx

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue. We don't often see you use patterned paper but when you do it always works so well.

Anne (Northampton)

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautifully elaborate card. Love the colours and the butterfly is exquisite!
Lorna D

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, fantastic weekend watching your shows. Today's card is beautiful and elegant yet again. Take care, Ivy xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Hope you're going to manage a little slower day after your manic week and week-end. I recorded all your shows and so I've an Aladdin's Cave of wonders to watch this week.

Today's gift is somewhat on the gentle side and just fits in with this rather gentle Monday morning. Your inspiration never fails with me and because of this I have another jewel to fit into my 'must do' box. I love everything you have used today and oh how I would love a gift like this to come through my door.

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

hazel young said...

Loved all your shows Sue and really enjoyed them. Beautiful card love the butterfly xx hazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue. ........ And relax!!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed your shows and learned loads of techniques it was so nice seeing full demos. Today's card is a blast from the past regarding the stamp you've used, it's my most used stamp, I bought it when it first came out (if it's the CE stamp) and love it. I loved all the samples by your 'design team' lol! Your must be working day and night to get that many done. Hopefully you will find some time to relax before Ally Pally but knowing you your not lol! Sadly I won't be going this time hopefully I will be going to the next show.
Hugs x
Heather T

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
So lovely to watch all the shows yesterday, made a dull Sunday go so quickly!
Having the same presenter Alex, gave you a time to have a rapport with her, which made the show smoother! So an enjoyable show to watch !
Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda next time!
Love todays card Sue! I think triple cutting the sentiment is such a good idea!
Take care
Love Marg

Julies Crafty Creations said...

WOW Stunning Sue, loved your shows, recorded them all, so many wonderful tips as always
Julie x

sonja_w said...

Beautiful Card to start of the week, managed to catch a few shows yesterday and especially loved the detailed demos. xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great Shows yesterday, wonderful demos and some very useful tips, thank you. It was nice to see you were able to spend more time on each demo not so rushed.
Lovely card today just gorgeous.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow stunning gorgeous and so so you, love it. Loved the shows and all the cads Isaw this weekend. Thank you for all you do Hugs xx

Barbara Gosden said...

I love the swirls around the butterfly on this card.
It was great to see your tv demos yesterday.
B xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Ooh, what drama! it - the stamped swirls work perfectly with the butterfly, and lead the eye down to that gorgeouse floral marks for this one

Recorded all your Hochanda shows, hoping to catch up with the viewing tonight...


crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
This card is gorgeous, I really enjoyed your demos over the weekend, I am fortunate to already have most of the dies you used anyway. But loved what you did with them. Hoping you do some demos of them for your blog for us.

Have a great day

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, Didn't catch all the shows yesterday but the ones I saw were great and all the demos wonderful.

Lovely card today and a great mixture of stamping and dies.

Bye for now.
Love Val in Spain x

Olga said...

Those flowers and butterflies are amazing!!! Lovely card! Olga Ko

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue , just perfect.
Elaine h X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely card today and I do like the colours you have chosen, they work really well. Love the way you have stacked the message to make it stand out more. Yesterday's shows were absolutely brilliant and you had so much time to explain everything. I felt Alex did a very good job and Hochanda is getting there but would like to see the cameras getting closer quicker. Looking forward to seeing your cards up close at Ally Pally! Have a restful week if you can, best wishes

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning card and love the dies you have used, including the patterned paper.
Really looking forward to watching your show later, as i recorded it.
Have a lovely day
L Rosie xxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today - love it. Managed to watch your 2 hour show yesterday, it was great and I loved your demos. Recorded all other shows so am looking forward to watching those this week when I have some time off work :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I loved your shows over the weekend, have recorded them too to watch again. Very pretty card today, just a little too busy for me although I love the colours.
Love Jan x x

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful card and I loved the shows.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a lovely organic feeling card today. I saw most of your shows. Fab demos as always. Thank you.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely card, colours are great, stamping suits perfectly and love the dies you have used.
managed to catch a couple of shows on the net and really enjoyed them, so much information- loved the northern lights and only wish I could record them but at least I can watch them- fabulous ! You seemed so relaxed Sue.
have a good week
Muriel x

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. I loved your shows over the weekend. Very inspiring.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Different, but still lovely. Enjoyed your shows, so inspiring!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Gosh, a busy card for you today. The shadowed sentiment looks great.
The shows were terrific, especially with Alex (too much interruption from the other girl).
Hope you enjoyed them too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
A bit different than usual but lovely,enjoyed the shows yesterday,the time whizzed by,
Thanks for your hard work.
Karen M

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A lovely card today and I really liked the show yesterday.
It was far more relaxing with the presenter Alex,they do have to sell,you were great Sue and must be exhausted!
Unfortunately I can't come to Ally Pally as I am flying next week to London. Badly planned must do better next time!!
Get some rest Sue enjoy the weekend! Jane B.

Nina Spear said...

Hi Sue
Must admit, I am a sucker for butterflies so this card really hits the spot for me. I really enjoyed the shows I have watched so far (two more to go!). I can't wait for my order to arrive.
Nina x

Nina Spear said...

Hi Sue
Must admit, I am a sucker for butterflies so this card really hits the spot for me. I really enjoyed the shows I have watched so far (two more to go!). I can't wait for my order to arrive.
Nina x

karenlotty said...

What a stunner My shopping list keeps changing for AP! See you Sunday - can't wait Your shows were brill yesterday

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
What a stunning card today. It's striking.
You certainly worked hard over the weekend, I hope you get some rest before A.P., but I doubt it!!!
Happy Birthday Saba, have a lovely day, and Congratulations to Sandra and Paul on your Wedding Anniversary. We'll all have a virtual knees up later!!!
Have as good a day as you can everyone.
Maureen xx

gwen70 said...

Such a stunning card, loved your shows yesterday, demos were outstanding

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
I was only able to catch some of your shows yesterday but it didn't stop me purchasing some though. The shows were really
Good and as usual you were fabulous. I had to watch on my laptop which kept playing up.
This card is so different from your usual ones, I like it. Love the tone on tone look.
Liz xx

dmjones said...

I enjoyed the show I caught too, lovely demos!!!

This card is really elegant,

Doreen x

Jill Berg said...

Lovely card love the black and white accents

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, wow your shows yesterday really were brilliant, the only one I missed was the 7pm one, but I love all your beautiful cards and your tutorials were so easy to follow and so instructive.
Thank you so much for taking the time to show us your excellent and clever talent it really brings this dies alive.
hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

I adore todays card the way youve used a stamp for the swirls at the bottom of the butterfly really show it to perfection and the flowers are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue. what an absolutely fabulous card, just love everything about it from the Butterfly to the peonies and the colour combination.
Great weekend on Hochanda loved every minute of it, you were fantastic!! Looking forward to the next one.
Enjoy Ally Pally then I think you need some "me time" to recover

patwyn said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card. I enjoyed your shows yesterday and learned a lot from your tips. It was nice to see so many demos. Thank you, Sue.

Happy anniversary Sandra and Paul. Have a nice day. Xx

Pat xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, any one would love to receive this.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Flowers and butterflies my favourites.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes

As always you delight us with a beautiful masterpiece Sue, the work you put into your cards are pure genius, you mentioned that the dies do all the work for you, that’s as may be but it takes someone as talented as yourself to bring out the potential with the dies & you certainly give us tremendous inspiration & keep us budding crafters on our toes...Lol x x x

Yes Sue I loved your shows on Hochanda yesterday – it was lovely to see that Alex was far more relaxed. She obviously enjoyed watching you work, you both worked so well together & you both seemed to have a brilliant rhythm going between your awesome card demonstrations Sue & Alex demonstrating all the magnificent dies & CE Products. In fact I woke up in the night & picked up pen & paper (which is always on bedside table for jotting down thoughts for poems or short stories) & drew a plan for a card design...purely inspired by yesterdays demos...Rebecca had put it so brilliantly in her comment about you so on that note I will say ditto & thank you sincerely for the wonderful launch & the fantastic shows. I did write in with a tip & with a question but as with others it wasn’t read out – just 2 of so many emails sent especially to you Sue (no surprise there – LOL) x x x

SANDRA & PAUL – how delightful for you both to be celebrating 24 years of marriage, I sincerely wish you both a wonderful day & that you are blessed with many more happy celebratory years to come. Love ‘ n’ (((HUGS))) x x x

JULIE E – I would like to convey belated Birthday wishes to you – sorry if I missed the post but I hope you had a lovely day & were able to partake in buying yourself come SW goodies Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) x x x

REBECCA – Sorry to hear that you had suffered the loss of your Aunty my friend, it is indeed a blessing that you & your Uncle have each other & he seems like a really great guy especially as he is showing such a keen interest in your card making. Good to know that you shared a lovely day together, do you have to travel very far to visit him? I take it that as you were able to watch some of Sue’s shows you didn’t have to slip into a far corner to weep – oh spare the thought, I had visions of you in a corner with your knees up, arms tucked around & then you sobbing your poor little heart out, you certainly got my sympathy vote; Lol (that will be me come the Ally Pally weekend – Lol or I could compensate & make some cards inspired by Sue’s wonderful Hochanda shows) Enjoy your Zzzzzzzzzzzzz’s my friend & hope you wake up feeling wonderfully refreshed x x x

JAN – such an exciting week for you, Sue’s Launch, Hochanda shows & then to see & cuddle with your brand new granddaughter, how proud you must have felt when you held her, have you come down from cloud nine yet Lol; how old is she & what is her name (sorry hope I haven’t missed a post announcing this as I still have so many comments to catch up on) congratulations Jan hope the new family are doing well (((HUGS))) x x x

Well I must away now my friends... I send Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue (hope you get the chance to rest now Lol) & to all our lovely Wilsonettes. Have a lovely day to one & all Love Beth B x x x

Elizabeth Beal said...

Ps Just noticed the posting with regards to your birthday Saba - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - & sincere wishes for a lovely day; (((HUGS))) Beth B x x x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, the butterfly looks stunning against the swirly background. Thank you for sharing.
Love and hugs
Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The stamped swirl works so well with the butterfly.
I shall be at Ally Pally on Saturday. Can't wait!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW just love this card it is stunning and the beautiful butterfly is gorgeous
Carol x

Wendy MK said...

Another great card.
I thoroughly enjoyed all your shows over the week-end and have recorded them all to watch again.
Look forward to watching you in two weeks time.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Love your card today.
The swirl goes great with the butterfly!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Horrendous morning here, the heavens have opened and it is so dark. A good day for Card making though and catching up with your recorded shows!
Lovely card this morning, I love the colour combination and the dies you have used, not forgetting that lovely swirl stamp!
Lesley S x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, fabulous card I just love it!!!
The shows yesterday were brilliant, it is a shopping
channel after all!!! So are you not there to sell your
products? The demos are a bonus and wow what a bonus!!!
Keep them coming you wonderful lady!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card today. The colours are so elegant. Really enjoyed your show over the weekend. So good to see you back on our screens again. Hope you get time to rest before Ally Pally. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card today. The colours are so elegant. Really enjoyed your show over the weekend. So good to see you back on our screens again. Hope you get time to rest before Ally Pally. Hugs Heather.x

Unknown said...

Enjoyed watching your shows yesterday. Love your techniques etc.
Best wishes
Lisa xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

Fabulous card I just love it the swirls work well with the butterfly.
Enjoyed the shows got to wait for the dies now.


fran bailey said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card so regal
Just finished watching all yesterdays shows now I'm on a mission
you gave us all so much inspiration
All the best
Francesb xx

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, I enjoyed your shows yesterday and learnt from you as well. Your dies are so versatile and two are on their way to me!
Lovely card for the start of the week the taupe and black look lovely together.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the shows yesterday and I can't wait to see those cards on your blog.
Today's card is very pretty.
Evis M.

Caroline Humphries said...

Hello Sue,
Another lovely card, and what a brilliant day on Hochanda yesterday. I enjoyed all your demos so much. I wanted to ask a question about using embossing folders with the Grand Calibre if you or any of your followers can help. I sometimes struggle to get the right sandwich with mine, and I noticed (or perhaps I saw wrong) that at one point you used the base plate, Creative Expressions plate and the embossing mat, and on another occasion it was the base plate and the raspberry plate without the embossing mat. I have the CE plate but not the raspberry plate. Is there a rule for embossing folders or does it depend on the folder?
Thank you again for all your hard work on screen and off screen, and love to your Mum!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , Another beautiful card. I enjoyed you shows and all the lovely cards you made. love Jean Z xxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card . You must be exhausted, I hope you get a little time to rest.
Thank you for all the inspiration on the hochanda shows and every day on this wonderful blog.
Hugs Theresa xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a fab combination, Sue. Fab card. I loved your shows and have saved all of them. It was nice to see a good luck message to the Craft Channel this morning on Facebook from Hochanda. I do hope all our favorites can work together . Happy Ally Pally!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card love the colours wow xx enjoyed the hochanda shows great demos xx the channel seems good and the presenter you were with seemed in awe of your talents she was very enthusiastic xx love yvonnebennettxx

Jan Ltc said...

This is beautiful Sue. Great shows over the weekend xx Jan

Lisbeth said...

What a very pretty card again. I can't decide whether I like it because of the design and die cuts or because of the colours or all of them! This is my kind of card design.


HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A bit of a different look for this card but it's lovely. I really like the way that you have made the butterfly trails. The colours are very chic.
I watched some of the shows yesterday and will catch up with the others today sometime. It was great that you were able to give so many hints and tips to us and I'm hoping to pick up a few more from the recordings.
Thanks so much for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

June Horrocks said...

Enjoyed every moment of your demos sue loved every one I saw a different sue doing all sorts and so many tips loved it all thank you the card is wonderful xxx

Paula said...

That is a beautiful card Sue! I love everything about it even though it's not my preferred clean and simple style. :)
Paula x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card Sue... wonderful demonstrations over the weekend you have excelled yourself can't wait for my embossing folders and masks to arrive...!
Luv Rach :)

gailgale said...

This card is Sooo beautiful!!!!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today, love the stamping to look like butterfly trails.
Really enjoyed your shows yesterday, still got a few to catch up on.
Also I hope you are having a good rest today after your marathon on Hochanda yesterday,
May I say a happy birthday to Saba, and happy anniversary to Sandra and Paul.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Super card love the floral arrangement. Enjoyed all your shows and thanks for all the tips and inspiration, you were fantastic as always
Happy anniversary to Sandra and hubby and birthday wishes to you Saba
Caroline the Raspberry plate is used with A4 size embossing folders and the other sandwich with smaller folders, I think
Mollie lovely to see your comments again, sorry your Granda is not so good sending hugs to you and all the family

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour combo, a gorgeous card.
Best wishes to everyone.

Susan McG xx

pinky said...

What a splash of gorgeousness Sue. Love all those beautiful embellishments.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the mix of papers, stamping and dies that you have used to create this glorious card. Hope Ally Pally goes well this weekend.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, although maybe a little bit busy for me...Love the flower corner and the colours are stunning!
Recorded all your shows and have watched two of them, really enjoyed the demo's with all the hints and tips. I expect there will be no respite for you as you have got Ally Pally coming up, maybe then you will get some free time for yourself.
love Janet x
from Wakefield

Lesley Griffiths said...

Oh how swirly, there"s a lot going on with this beauty. I do love a touch of dramatic black.
Happy Days,

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Flowers and a butterfly are all gorgeous. I loved the shows and recorded them all.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very dramatic card today. I love how the die cut butterfly merges into the stamped corner. Perfect!

Happy Birthday to Saba, and Happy Anniversary to Sandra and Hubby.

Love Helen xx

Caroline Humphries said...

Thanks Pat L for your help, that clears it up for me xx

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card love the butterfly.

I really enjoyed the shows the weekend and how you explained everything , only one problem I did not get much done yesterday x
Jeanie e

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Wow, a lot going on on this card, but I do like it. Sounds like all went well for you over the weekend, can't wait to watch when I get home Friday (Sky+ permitting of course). I recorded the programmes remotely so it's always a relief when I get back to find it has worked. SueL x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card you have given us today, I love the floral arrangement, it really looks very classy and extravagant.

Hope you are able to relax a little today after your manic weekend. LOL

I just like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Saba XXX, also HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Sandra and Paul XXX

Wishing everybody a good day, love Brenda XXX

weefortune said...
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weefortune said...

Stunning Card Sue, have a great Day Hugs Elaine x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful black and white card, very elegant.
Di B. x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a majestic card!!! Love it!! I thoroughly enjoyed all of your shows on Hochanda over the weekend!! Some amazing demos! I plucked up the courage for the first time to email in to the show but mine didn't get read out! Maybe I did or said something wrong...I can't think what was only saying nice things....anyway never mind! You are an amazing inspiration as always!!!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue and all other crafters.....

Beautiful card again today, black and white is always elegant

Sorry that I missed your appearances on Hochanda. Will see you next Sunday at Ally Pally hopefully,

I am going to the craft room this afternoon, I wish I could say that I was going to have a play, I will be catching up with orders. I make cards for charity, then hopefully I can have a play at trying out your layouts.

Thanks as always for all your inspiration and tips.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald from Baldock

DeedeeW said...

Yet another beautiful card. Watched all your shows on Hochanda. Bought eight sets of dies. You were inspirational.

Wish it was broadcast on Virgin as I have to watch it on my laptop or tablet, not quite the same.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good Afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow what a very classy & elegant card for us today.
I love it the stamped swirling under the beautiful butterfly gorgeous.
The floral arrangement stunning I think I DO need the peonies flowers they are lovely.
Sue I loved your Hochanda shows loved all your demo's your Northern Lights card was gorgeous.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SABA hope your having a wonderful day.Hug's Lynda xxxx
SANDRA & PAUL HAPPY 24th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY have a lovely day together.Hug's Lynda xxxx

Sending (((((Hug's)))) too you TOB THERESA xxx

Hug's for all my friends love Lynda xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

What a beautiful card Sue! I love the stamped swirls...they make a beautiful butterfly trail!
Thank you again for sharing your amazing talent!
Have a beautiful day!!!

Caroljsmith said...

Stunning card sue .i really enjoyed your shows at weekend and the cards were gorgeous .

ursula said...

A stunning card, but then anything with a butterfly for me...I have recorded Hochanda from the weekend, so will get to watch are a busy girl, take care....luv Ursula xx

Kath said...

This is a lovely card - very stylish colours too!
Kath x

Lesley Thomas said...

Your lovely card works well with the butterfly trails! Hope Hochanda didn't overwork you, and they def allow more time for explaining and demo-ing, but I'm still annoyed I can't order from them as I live in Ireland.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely lovely card today. I love the stamped trails coming from beneath the butterfly. I saw some if your shows yesterday but have recorded them all to watch later. Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally.

jenny Briggs said...

Love the card loved watching you on the shows at the weekend didn't know this craft Chanel existed till Saturday the demonstrations were great

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card.
Margaret xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I finally found the Hochanda channel and thoroughly enjoyed watching you demonstrating without the constant witterings of some presenters.

Well today's card has covered two things I wanted to ask you about, one was do you ever use patterned papers and two did you have a cut out wings Butterfly die. So thank you for reading my mind lol.

Enjoyed your new die launch but am now breathing easier knowing I have time to start saving for the next time.

Love and hugs

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, What a great Sunday... only managed to make coffee and the odd sandwich as I didn't want to miss a show and I was crafting alongside you! I was exhausted just watching and absorbing your demo's,hints and tips, so goodness knows how you felt at the end of the day. I bet you slept well. This will be my last week before going to RSA for 6 weeks so I don't think that I will get Hochanda so will miss your next shows. Lovely card today as always and I really must get those flowers. Now....where shall I put them in my want and Need list? Try and rest before Ally Pally. Hugs xx Pauline A

Anonymous said...

So how you contrasted the colors. I just ordered the Just A Note and the Filigree Holly dies...cannot wait for them to arrive which should be just a couple of days. So happy I found them State-side. I was able to catch some of your broadcasts via the internet...always fun to watch you work....or "play"...LOL Love your talent. Jan D., Florida, USA

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I watched all your shows on Hochanda and recorded them. You gave me lots of ideas how to use your Christmas dies (I have a few of them). Today's card is stunning.
Val xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a beautiful card as ever...
The paper stretches the wings of the butterfly - how clever1
Rolf xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a beautiful card. I am in total awa of your talent you inspire me always and i thank you for sharing your inspiration and talent with us
I at last I think I have caught up with your blog and the Internet is still working.
Good job as it is pouring down here in Cornwall so had a lovely couple of hours checking out the beautiful cards and dies
Take care every one
Theresa G xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, yes I do like this card. At first glance I thought 'oh, not for me' but then I looked at it some more and studied it properly and now I really do like it.

Echoing everyone else I will say that I too thoroughly enjoyed all the shows yesterday. You fitted in so many brilliant demonstrations, it was great. So pleased to hear you say that you would be back again in a couple of weeks.

Saba - Happy Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day with lots of Sue's dies for presents.

Sandra & Paul - Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope you have an enjoyable day.


Sparrow said...

The butterfly and swirl detail great idea.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I thoroughly enjoyed your shows yesterday. It was great actually seeing you do the entire demos rather than only seeing bits of it.My Fav Demo was the Northern Lights which was Absolutely stunning i have recorded all your shows and will be able to craft along while watching you.
Today's card is so beautiful i love anything with butterflies and swirls
Take care
Hazel G XX

Cathie Weary said...

Good morning Sue, such a lovely card. There is a lot going on but it really works. Watched your shows this weekend and they were just great. Nice to see you doing live demos again. You always have extra tips to add along the way and I have jotted them down so I don't forget them. Thanks for a great video crafting weekend and look forward to seeing you on Hochanda again. Have a wonderful day.

Pearl said...

Wow Sue, spoiling us with another super card. Love all the dies you used.

I watched your shows on Hochanda yesterday and I like the fact that you actually got to demo some of your fab cards, much more that on the other channel. Have you finished with them now?

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

craftynanna jo said...

Afternoon Sue, this card is gorgeous and I am waiting for my Majestic Monarch to arrive, they got my address wrong, well they left out the name of the road i live in which isn't helpful but the posties was wonderful as i got the first half of my order so am waiting with anticipation for him to arrival.
I made my first christmas card this week but now have visitors till Wednesday so i will have to get stuck in when they have gone, i usually have loads made by now but with illness and other family things i am late, plus i am not making as many this year.
Sue i would like to say how much i enjoyed your stint on Hochanda, you were brilliant and i of course taped them as well for further reference, i pray they invite you back and also lower there membership as it works out very expensive and that they also do the pay monthly plan thing, i hope you all know what i mean,LOL Thank You Sue for your continued inspiration. hugs to all Johanna

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Are you awake yet! Wow what a busy weekend but you looked as if you were enjoying it and I know I certainly did. I still have some to watch so keeping a eye open for repeats!!
Today's card is really lovely . I love the colours and the butterfly swirly trail is genius!
Happy Birthday, Saba, my Friend - Have a lovely day xx
Happy Anniversary - Paul and Sandra - enjoy your evening. xx
Maureen - I have no idea my Friend what you were insinuating yesterday about emails being read out - bribery and corruption were not involved! We are upright members of the community you know. Xx
Have a lovely day everyone - I'm off to After School Craft Club! Owls today!
Love Myra xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card, love the colour combination!

Dorothy Flear said...

Another beautiful card I just love them all. Thank you Dorothy

barbara macaskill said...

WOW!! LOVE how you did the butterfly and the flowers in black and white are just divine! Awesome card that is sure to bring a smile to the recipients face!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations on a busy weekend. I hope you get to rest a bit this week before Ally Pally, I just wish I lived closer to be able to come and see you. I love today's card. I have to say that Monarch looks rather fetching in black glitter doesn't he. x

Lesley Cann said...

Great card today I really love that butterfly. Watched your shows yesterday it is always great to watch your demos. Hope you return soon.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a beautiful Card. I adore your Majestic Monarch with the stamped swirl trail. I think the Perfect Peonies and Maidenhair Ferns Corner gives perfect balance. Thanks for sharing.

I loved your shows on Hochanda, I'm pleased you enjoyed them also. It was great to see full demonstrations and your cards were beautiful. I can imagine you are exhausted with all you have been doing lately.

Best wishes

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Sooo pretty. Stunning.

Shirley T.

CraftyJo said...

Interesting colour scheme today :)

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card.
Rosemary xx

Linda Norris said...

Wow Sue, I love this card the peonies look gorgeous I think I might need them as well as the butterfly haha!!

Congratulations on your shows on Hochanda and of course the amazing dies launch this week you are truly amazing. I do hope you take a well earned rest or you will be meeting yourself coming back.

Take care
Linda xx

Jacquie said...

stunning card Sue and very pretty papers.

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
From a very. Foggy farm near Buxton. This really brightened my day. Love the flower and maidenhair dies.
Zena xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card, love the monarch butterfly and enjoyed all your shows...

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, beautiful card & love the colour combo which looks so rich & textural.
Beautiful in every way & I love it...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Txcowgirl said...

Love all the combinations of dies, and the colors. Beautiful card, it's so helpful to see the dies in an actual project.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Dramatic card today with lots of movement. Amazing!

scrAPpamondo said...

This is so classy!! Wonderful card!

Elaine Sabey said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Well done for your shows on Hochanda I didn't catch all the shows but have recorded them to watch later.

Love Elaine x

Tressa said...

A cArd with a difference. I like the use of the backing paper. Altogether a card I would like to try and emulate. Thank you.

Brooke b said...

Another gorgeous card, the butterfly is stunning. I was lucky enough to purchase it recently and just adore it. Great show on Hochanda hope to see you back soon. xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. Watched all your Hochanda shows and it has re-fired my crafting mojo after quite a stressful house move. Off to Craftworld in Hillington to purchase some of your new Christmas dies.

Kind regards

Elizabeth Smith

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous love that butterfly the card is very elegant Sue

Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like the colour combination on this card and the butterfly with the stamp is lovely.
Beverley W

Maria Alder said...

Hej Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card as always ! So sorry but missed your
shows on Hochanada but will try to find them somewhere.
Had put recorder on but hadn't worked for me while
away,pretty upset as would loved to see you.
Can't wait for Saturday to come fast enough.
Seeing my friends ,old and new. It will be so
much fun. Sad you not coming Beth but maybe next
time or do you sometimes go to NEC Birmingham ?
Hope you are ok and lots of cuddles to fourpaws.
Molly-loved your story about your little sister !
Sorry to see granddad still not taking to his meds.
Sending you all a Hug !
Happy Birthday Saba, have a great evening and to Sandra
and her gorgeous Paul, Congratulations to 24 years of
happy marriage !
Craftynanna and Lilian, so nice to see you in the cafe.
Hope to see you again for a chat and a piece of cake hihi.
Yvonne- hope you alright for Saturday,I will be at the table
next to Sue's around 2.30pm and to anyone else who will meet
up, just come over. The more the merrier oooh they might chuck
us out Lol
June Smith- is that a new photo, you look lovely x
Dinners ready so best start plating up but to all
Wilsonette's and friends, take care many
hugs Maria x

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful card. I love how you integrated the stamped swirls and butterfly die cut. Very cool! I pinned as usual.

Heidis Kagesjov said...

What a beautiful card, the swirls really look awesome together with the butterfly. It's another one to put on my wish list.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Just me again. Hope you don't mind. I forgot to wish Saba a very happy birthday - sorry Saba! Love Alison xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and fellow crafters.

Beautiful card. Adore that butterfly. I'm surprised I haven't got it yet lol. Loved ur shows catching up on them now. Great hints and tips.
Happy birthday Saba and congrats to Sandra an Paul on ur anniversary. Xxx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Love the colours.

Really enjoyed the shows this weekend. Loads of inspiration

Karen xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. I love how you have used the stamp to extend the butterfly : )
I have yet to watch all of your shows, it sounds like they went well. I hope you get a little rest before Ally Pally. It is only 5 sleeps now until Sandra, Pat, me and my Mum see you there : )
Sandra and Paul, Have a wonderful evening celebrating your 24th Wedding Anniversary, wishing you both many more my lovely friend.
Saba, Wishing you a great birthday : )
Take care xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. I think I have got those swirl stamps. Must compare mine to yours. I have definitely got the butterfly die. Looking forward to Saturday.

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card. I love the butterfly die. x Annie P

Laura O said...

a total stunner love all the elements of this card ,Laura O

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a gorgeous card!! Love the flowers.. All the die cuts are beautiful!!
Moxie Craftie

Mrs B said...

Hi again sue. I just want to say that I have finally had time to catch up on last weeks release and want to tell you how wonderful all of the dies are, and so many gorgeous cards to show case them. Thank you for so kindly offering us all the chance to win a set. Good luck everyone. Take care xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Have just received your Noble Pierced dies and was amazed at how big they are. They are fantastic and I hope you will bring out more in this range.

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