Monday, 28 September 2015

Just A Note

 Hi bloggers!  Today's card offering was started by covering a piece of taupe card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut the Dainty Lace Edger multiple times out of milk card, peeled the backing paper off and arranged them in rows across the card.  I dipped the card into micro beads to fill in the remaining of the background, adding a nice textural look to it.  Next I cut two of the Stacked Diamond Striplets in milk card and backed them with a milk card backing.  I added them to the edges of the card with mounting foam.  Next I used the Toronto die and cut a frame.  I stamped my sentiment and placed the frame over it and added it to the centre of the card.  I stamped the Shaded Peony stamp in Coffee Archival ink and cut them out with the matching Peony die.  I did this with an assortment of sizes to create five different flowers.  I assembled the flowers and seated them across the card, adding Maidenhair fern around them as accents.  I pierced a milk mat, then added a taupe mat and another milk mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card, so elegant
Happy Monday everyone

Heather Rogers said...

Simply Gorgeous

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Hi Sue lovely card...touch of coffee and cream ....very vintage. ..!
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue., as Rachel said a touch of vintage. JJxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card. Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours and the dies flowers are stunning to thank you tracyw

Jan.moogie said...

This really appeals to me as I love the colours and the design Sue, its a stunner. Have a great day, hugs xx

Julie Elli said...

Morning everyone.
Loving the taupe, it makes a nice change. I can't believe I've not got the maidenhair fern yet. It really adds a lovely finish to the flowers.
Another stunning design.
Thanks Sue and I really enjoyed your recent Hochanda shows!
Big hug
Julie E

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another stunning card today, not seen many cards using these diamond striplets so makes a nice change.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love the background and my favourite the striplet dies.
Enjoyed your shows
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love the background and my favourite the striplet dies.
Enjoyed your shows
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Happy Monday Sue and to all that visit today. I have to agree with all that have mentioned the vintage feel to start our W. O. W (Wonder Of Wilson ) week, I really must start and use my micro beads again I'd forgotten what a difference they can make to a background.
Sat and almost caught up with the remaining shows I recorded last week, and I'm so chuffed you get to do so many demo's plus so many hints and tips to digest, it's brilliant, so different than before when you barely managed to finish 2 cards !
So I will leave you with love and hugs for the day and hope it's a productive one for you.
Love to my friends.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card today, I love the colours. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card that looks very vintage in those colours and as always gorgeous flowers.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very intricate looking card Sue.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I agree with everyone that this card has a lovely vintage look - very classy. Have caught up with your shows as unfortunately I couldn't see them all live and they were amazing. It's wonderful to see you demo without constant interruptions. I really like how Alex sometimes seems to forget that she's presenting as she's engrossed in what you're doing!
Thank you everyone for your good wishes, it certainly was a big weight lifted.
I'm sorry that I missed your comment Melody but would like to send hugs and special wishes to you and your family. Sue XXX

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very ornate and gorgeous card to start Monday with. Love the vintage look and the flowers are fab. Have a great day. Bx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card today, I must more double sided sticky sheets a4 as it makes such a difference to card making. I just love this technique.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely day everyone, let's hope it's a nice day, at the moment our sky here is orange. Must be to do with the eclipse we had I don't know, just surmising, very strange colour.

No crafting today, have my youngest Grandson here while Mummy is at work, and might be seeing my youngest Baby Granddaughter later also.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the coffee colour and those flowers are fabulous.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Nice and a bit different. Love the background but prefer all pieces the same way up - I'm a bit OCD! Great tequnique though - the sticky sheets give a lot of possibilities.
Love the colour way.
Nice for a Monday morning start!
Have a grrat day everyone and take care out there!
Anne M xx

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty haven't used microbeads for ages. They do add something to the background x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, yes I agree fabulous card!!!
Love the colour!!! Yes it's my favourite :)
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love to use micro beads, they add such a lovely texture to your project. Love the colour too. I am off to order the maiden hair fern die right now!! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card, love the micro beaded background,x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning. I haven't used my micro beads for a while. I must get them out again. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Craftyrn28 said...

Lovely card this morning Sue, unfortunately I'm off to work today so no crafting time for me. Have a good day

lilian said...

Hi Sue very beautiful, I have most of these dies so I might see if I can use some of these dies.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card so much detail I love the striplet dies
Kathy x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very vintage & elegant looking card. I love using micro beads. Yvonne xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Great card today. Taupe is such an elegant colour
Pat x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

I just love this I have a friend who would adore it it's right up her street of vintage ness

I can't sleep as I'm too stressed however on a plus note I'm night shift tonight anyways as its time for all the Christmas items to go onto the shelves yes people it's that time already. Plus no customers in the way to ask questions when ur trying to get the stuff out.
Boss tried to get us to do it when store was open last year to try save money. Was a complete disaster so lesson learned lol

Love to all as usual xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love it xx hazel

Jan on the Fosse said...

Classy vintage look to today"s card.Must find time to make a card for a lady who has her 93rd birthday coming soon.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card with the gorgeous colours of card. This one has a real look of vintage which is very classy. The flowers are gorgeous and i must use my micro beads more. This is another one for me to try later. Hope you have recovered from your marathon of crafting on saterday.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sylvia Yates said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card to start our week. I have the peony die but not but not the stamp. I must put it on my shopping list for my next visit to the craft shop. Have a great day everybody. Hugs Sylvia xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Beautiful card Sue, so many lovely elements.
B xx

auscrafts said...

love the colours

carol quinn said...

Stunning card!

Izzy said...

Ooh, lots of detail, textures and shapes all working brilliantly together! it Sue...


Karen Derbyshire said...

Such lovely colours, just stocked up on the double-sided sticky sheets. Love using them.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous coffee and cream card! Has an Art Deco feel to it. Debra x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! I absolutely adore today's card it's stunning!
Hugs x
Heather T

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Once again we have an Autumnal start to the day. Fog and damp so I think it will be a stay at home day and just the perfect excuse to start my 'Sue Feast' and do some crafting.

I'm not a fan of micro beads -I'd like to bet that there are very few of us out there who do not like them- but with a substitute of glitter I like today's gift. Particularly as you have made the dies look like debossed ones. I do love your colour palette which just fits the start of Autumn.

Off now for my cup of coffee and a chat to Friends.
To all in pain and suffering today Ihope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Super card, I really am getting to love this taupe colour. SueL x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely vintage feel with this card.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card - quite vintage in feel.
Janet - I'm with you on micro beads but do like glitter.
Melody, Milly and especially Francis my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Miserable day at the moment - damp and foggyLove and hugs to all, Alison xxx

alimecca said...

Hi just me again,
That should have been Molly although Milly can have a special cuddle! Alison xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card to start another week. Have caught up on Saturdays beautiful Christmas card, I love the layout and as Pat S, Witney said with a couple of tweeks it will be a great one for anytime of the year. Yesterdays card was gorgeous too, I don't think I will every tire of that beautiful blue and white combo : )
I haven't had time to watch any of your shows yet except the Friday one,(I am so pleased that Hochanda have started to offer spread payments, that is always a big help for some of us)as we ha a very busy weekend but I am looking forward to watching them over the next few days. I hear that the Saturday shows went very well, I do hope that you get some rest now though as you have been extra busy over the last couple of weeks haven't you.
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Melody. I am so sorry to hear your tragic news about your husband. It is always hard to find words of comfort but I am sending you all hugs of love and support. Please pass on a special hug to our special Molly. Take care x

karenlotty said...

What a beautiful card and Iove this colour way

gwen70 said...

Stunning card sue, love those diamond striplets, on my to get list

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely cad this morning :)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the micro bead background. Love Jean xxx

sued99 said...

Another lovely card. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

julie laz said...

Wow sue this is beautiful, love everything about it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card love it
especially the flowers .
Marion H

Deborah Artliff said...

Another beautiful card sue and I love the dies you have used and the design is wonderful.
Have a lovely day

Debs A xxx

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the archival coffee ink used on the peonies, one of my favourite flower dies too. Thank you. Xx

Jane Franklin said...

I love the card but I would have to do it another colour way as its not for me , sorry. Love the peony stamp, its on my wish list.
Luv to all jxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely card Sue. So jealous as I didn't get a chance to see or record your Hochanda shows. Seems I missed some good demos.

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely card Sue. So jealous as I didn't get a chance to see or record your Hochanda shows. Seems I missed some good demos.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. I think I will have to get my microbeads out again, they give such a great effect.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the colours but find the card a little overcrowded today!
Take care
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yes this card does it for me. Love the colours and I now must get the peony stamp as it looks so pretty. Thank you for coming up with yet more classy ideas. Best wishes

pinky said...

So beautiful! I am sure I have micro beads lurking in a dark drawer somewhere. Must hunt them out. Thanks for the inspiration Sue.

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful, elegant card. I love the colours. I've been catching up with your Hochanda shows Sue (I recorded them). Really enjoying the techniques you're showing us!

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lovely dainty card, I love the effect this background creates and have started using it a lot!
Lorna D

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & Friends
Gorgeous card to start the week. I love the colour combo,very vintage. I think micro beads will be used by lot's of Willsonetts again,I know I will. They do give a lovely textur to the background. Love the dies used & the flowers are beautiful. Stunning card.
Hope you gets some rest now Sue take care.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Melody sending you all Hug's & love thinking of you all at the sad & difficult time xx & Big Hug's for our special Molly take care

BETH hope your ok missing you love & Hug's Lynda xx
DEB how are you missing you also Hug's & love Lynda xx

TOB Theresa ((((((Hug's))))

Love & Hug's for all my friends have a lovely day.xx

Anne said...

Love the colours on this, Sue - a bit different.

Anne (Northampton)

Tressa said...

Beautiful colours making up a beautiful card. I do so like the peony dies and stamps.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card again. Like telling colour combo and love the flowers.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card again. Like the colour combo and love the flowers.

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, another Indian Summer day the sun is out and the sky is blue, its beautiful so long may it last. A stunning card I love the layers youve put into it, and the flower spray on top really finishes it of. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Scottydog said...

Love the coffee & cream colour combination today Sue, think this is what gives it the vintage look. Has given me an idea of how to use my edging dies to make a background - really must think outside the box - Lol! Thank you!

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

jenny Briggs said...

Hi sue
Love the card lovely way to use the striplet dies only watched a couple of your shows as had my baby grandson most of Saturday love this new craft channel as you get much more chance to see demonstrations

Paula said...

Perfect card Sue, simply perfect! :) When I make those flowers they look so amateurish, yet yours always look wonderful, I really am so jealous of your talent!
Paula x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I like the coffee and cream together,you have made a gorgeous card Sue,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Love this card, the design, the colours, just gorgeous xxx love yvonne bennett xx

nattyboots said...

Loving the Colors used and the micro beads Sue ,but a very busy card and way too much going on for me but hey ho you can not please everyone all the time.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
LOVELY....... cols are so elegant and I love the microbeads. Have been using these a couple of times lately, a change being as good as a rest (from the snows).
Hugs, Rose

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lot going on in the card, so many elements, they just work together so beautifully.
Hope you are having a good rest after all your hard work last week, take care everyone, Jess xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very muted, vintage coordinated colours, Sue. Lovely xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very muted, vintage coordinated colours, Sue. Lovely xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colour so elegant. love Jean Z xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card i love your micro bead effect and the dies used.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another super looking card.
Thank you for all your detailed descriptions. They are so helpful.
Veronique L

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the dainty lace edger used for the background

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lots of detail, dimension and sparkle. I love your stamped flowers.

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card to start off the week Sue. Love the colour scheme. The tiny beads are so pretty. Going to try a couple of the techniques you demo'd on tv at the weekend. I recorded them to make sure I didn't forget any crucial steps.
Annie P xx

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & WW :-)
Today's card is quite lovely. I really like the vintage feel of it. Would you say the taupe card is similar to what we call Kraft in U.S.? I never quite trust the colors that come thru on my iPad. They are always pretty, but don't always show thru accurately. I'm very much I hoping I can time it right to see some reruns of your Hochands shows- sounds like I missed a lot of good info! I had some fun crafting time with friends this weekend. Couldn't quite finish my sister's bday card as I seem to have misplaced my delicate Daisy outline dies. I didn't even get started on my husband's card and this will be his 60th bday so I better produce something special! I'm starting to get the equivalent of writer's block :/ I also have to make another male card for my uncle. Oh the pressure! Lol! On a positive note, the Denver Broncos won again last night!!! The game was on right in the midst of the solar eclipse, so I dashed outside during halftime to watch part of it. My priorities may be a little off skew eh? I know I could have recorded the game - but the Bronco games are the only television events I want to see live.the rest I prefer to record so I can fast-forward thru the pesky commercials.
Maureen it sounds as if George is quite handy! Swinging from a rope would be safer than the dreaded obstacle course I enter when going into my craft room! Perhaps I should have Laine's Brodie come train my cats...not to steal my supplies for their own amusement, but to retrieve them on command! Oh wait, since when would any self-respecting cat do anything on someone else's command? Oh well, I better start looking into some sturdy rope instead...
In case I haven't mentioned it in a while, I love this blog! I don't always get to reply to all the things I'd like to (there's so many clever people and comments), but even still, I love reading them all :) And that doesn't even touch on all the fabulous inspiration & tips we get from Sue on a daily basis! So TFS each and everyone :)
Signing off, "Still too hot Rebecca in Colorado" (86 degrees yesterday - would someone tell the powers-that-be that it's a few days away from October?) 86 degrees is not Autumn!
Oh dear me, I almost forgot to congratulate the winners! Forgive me!
I also forgot...I don't know the show "Strictly" some have talked about, but the more comments I read made me realize my perception of proper British ladies should be re-evaluated! Lol! Speaking of shows, Yvonne did I understand you to say Downton was back? I better check my recordings!

Jomada-Dawn said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours on this card

Margaret xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the colour tones.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely card today, as always!
Doreen R

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely card today, as always!
Doreen R

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Love this card today, nice card for Autumn.

Am I the only one that has not given Christmas cards a thought yet.

Must get busy.

Love n hugs to all from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Maggie C said...

Good morning. What a truly pretty card. I expect the subtle colours and texture are even more beautiful in real life. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely coffee and cream card today with pretty flowers and the maiden hair fern.
Hope you are refreshed after your huge weekend, I only managed one show but really enjoyed it.
have a good week
Muriel x

weefortune said...

Amother Stunning Card Sue xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, as always :)

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card with the colours having an Autumn feel to them. Must watch your 2 hour show soon as I recorded that one.

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today, I'm loving the taupe colour, it's really soft and gentle. The flowers are just the finishing touch too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

Rebecca in Colorado - oh how we would like it to be a little warmer in England but we can't complain at the moment as the sun is shining and it is quite warm! I hope I can help with the colours - our kraft card is similar to the colour of brown paper that we use to wrap up parcels - possibly the same colour as the paper bags you get in supermarkets? ( this is from mu limited knowledge of one trip to Florida where they put our shopping in plastic carrier bags!) . The colour of the taupe is more like a white coffee ( here we go again - flat white???) haha this is fun! I hope this helps! Anyone else think of how to describe the colours and beat the language barrier! ? Yes Downton is back for the final series. The strictly we talk about is Strictly Come Dancing where celebs dance with professionals - do you call it dancing with the stars? I hope that has helped you - isn't it lovely that we are all around the world and yet have craft in common. Enjoy your day xxxx

SueJ said...

A really elegant card Sue, I love the taupe and milk card together. Great use of the dies. Enjoyed watching you on Hochanda.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous, elegant card, love the colour palette too.

ursula said...

Super card again Sue, love the micro beads in the background, just adds that little sparkle texture....luv Ursula xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry but this one is a bit too busy for me, but I do like the colour combination and the flowers are gorgeous.
Hope you had a rest yesterday.

Anonymous said...

There's something very elegant about combining white and pretty. Love your use of your dies. Bravo!!! Jan D., Florida, USA

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. I like the colours. I have the stamps and they don't take long to cut out either scissors so that's what I will be doing.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful colours for a rather elegant card! I got all excited one day last week when I got a package from an on-line shop. It contained the peony stamps and the matching die...unfortunately, in my haste to place the order I picked the peony edge dies instead of the full blossom lol. Thankfully the seller also had the other die set in stock and at a very good price, so I now find I will soon have all three of the set instead of just two. I didn't expect my stash to grow quite that fast but I'm really looking forward to playing with them all. I don't have the other dies you've used for this card but I'm sure I'll be able to work with some of the ones I've already got.
As always, thanks for sharing with us.
Bejay x

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card don't you ever get crafters block? You produce beautiful cards day after day I'm so jealous of your amazing talent wish I had just a little bit of your talent.

Well I'm off out to celebrate my our 30th wedding anniversary today. I'm so lucky I married such an gorgeous amazingly supportive man so what's not to celebrate.
Hope everyone is having a lovely day.
Linda xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a lovely card. I really like the background and love the stacked Diamond die. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card.....adore the colours!!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the taupe and milk card and the maidenhair fern and stamped peonies are beautiful but (you knew that was coming, didn't you) I'm afraid that it is just a bit too busy for me. There I go, in the minority again, but at least I am not completely alone this time.
Another beautiful day here after a very chilly start and I am feeling slightly guilty sitting in my craft room making a birthday card instead of being outside and gardening. I did some yesterday and am hoping to find some more energy after lunch. Little and often is usually my mantra but with our weather you can't always take the chance so I tend to overdo it when the weather is good.
Wishing everyone a happy and sunny week. Thinking of those who have more concerns than a few aching muscles.

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! This is a really beautiful vintage card Sue. I love everything about it, but I do have a question: DO YOU EVER SLEEP? I not only admire your talent, I so admire your fortitude. You are amazing!

I just recently purchased some beautiful taupe cardstock and I love working with it.

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
So pleased I recorded your Hochanda shows and am looking forward to watching them soon.

I like all the elements that you have used on your card but it's a bit too fussy for my liking.

Love and hugs

Sharon minnis-byrnes said...

Wish I's hit the lottery so I could get all of your beautiful dies!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, I just wanted to suggest a configuration set for Christmas perhapes with snowflakes in, many thanks from Lianne Morrison

Rosemary Stickland said...

A very striking card, but a little busy for my taste.
Rosemary xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and the dies and colour of card used. Very vintage looking. I've bought the Lace edger die so I might just have a go with a few tweaks here and there.

terrie said...

Great looking card....I like the color that you used...
well done Sue

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue.

I'm not that sure about the stacked diamonds striplet die yet. I need to be convinced to move it up on my wishlist.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl x

barbara macaskill said...

What a glorious card!! I absolutely adore the color palette and the combination of dies that you used!!! Spectacularly stunning!!! TFS!

Jean said...

Love the color!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is really intricate and beautiful!

patwyn said...

Gorgeous card! I love the vintage look and the autumnal colour. The flowers are beautiful - why don't mine ever look like that. Lol. I'll just have to keep practising.

Congrats to all the comment winners - forgot yesterday. Enjoy your prize.

Pat xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely elegant card, love it. Take care,

Ivy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love your vintage look card today, the colours are great together. In fact I love everything about this card.
I have been away from home with no internet acess so I have not commmented for a few days. Saturday's card was stunning too and with my favourite die and flowers!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hello again!
I am a day out, it was yesterday's card made with the Canadian background that I thought was stunning with my favourite die and gorgeous flowers.
LesleyS x

gailgale said...

This card is Very Beautiful Sue!!!
Loved your presentations on Hochanda.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card today, quite a vintage look just from the colours you have used.


Christine Harrop said...

A very elegant card Sue. Christine

Suzzette Yandle said...

Colors today are wonderful and the card is lovely!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card. The colours are lovely Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

Txcowgirl said...

Sue sometimes I wonder where you find, not only the time, but all the inspiration you share with us. This is yet another stunner!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

I can only re-iterate what TXcowgirl says - another stunner and love the soft colours.

Val Jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. I just love these striplet dies.

Love Val x

nzillingworth said...


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A stunning card!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Sorry I'm late but had pretzels to eat ;-)
Lots to entertain the eye and reinforces that I need to get the Maidenhair.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Very late today, Sue, an early start coupled with the lunar eclipse (which we watched for an hour-and-a-half - 'we' being me and little Mimi cat, an ex-feral who just wanted to be cuddled in my arms until they went to sleep and she did too!). Had to watch the eclipse as the next one isn't until 2033 and guess won't be around then, so a last chance viewing. Quite something. Then been ultra busy out and about until now.
So - an extremely lovely and unmistakable 'Sue' card, just love the whole design, wonderful colours and a touch of microbeads etc etc, what's not to like?!

'P' in Wales

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, love the colours on this one, I used my noble dies as a frame today with the swirly diagonal in the centre.xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card, love the Dainty Lace Edger
and the way you have arranged the dies :))

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, coffee and cream....GORGEOUS!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Brooke Bont said...

pretty card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

chique and stunning card Sue
Gr Karin

Dawn Holben said...

I feel really horrible for saying this, I do like it but there is a bit to much
going on for me.
But I think it is just me lol
I love the colours you have used and the flowers look gorgeous.

Linda28 said...

So elegant looking.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Where to start, I love everything about this card, it is stunning.
Rebecca, Diane (I call her Dainty!!) has explained everything perfectly, from the colours to the television programmes. She's a font of knowledge, and lovely with it!
I watched the eclipse as well 'P'.I got up four times between 1.30 and 4.30 to see bits of it as, like you, in 18 years time I don't think I'll be around!! lol It was amazing.
Love to all,
Maureen xx

sunshinepen said...

Hi sue

Now I know what to do with micro beads I have a jar and been wondering. Great.. so helpful and on top of that a lovely card

Crafty hugs Pen x

Laura O said...

love the background ,its stunning ,Laura O

Barbara said...

Pretty card Sue!

Theresa Pace said...

i love this colour combo. neutrals that create a vintage, antique feel to it. lovely composition too, hugs xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, gorgeous flowers. Hugs Theresa xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely stunning card today. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her fabulous Wilsonettes,

Well, I can see by some of the comments that today's card isn't quite to everyone's taste but I can only wholeheartedly disagree- I love the vintage, shabby chic look, it's something that I yearn to achieve but never seem to get the balance right. I adore the colours, I've just used the taupe and very pale peach...sounds worse than it looks!..and it is a fabulous shade, very autumnal and perfect for men I feel. I don't find it overly fussy either, vintage is rather a 'cluttered' look by nature and that's just what I love about it, so much for the eyes to appreciate.
I'm vexed that I still don't have the configurations die or the striplet, or even the fern but hey Ho! It another reason to get the credit card out again;-) can I also say that I love the background, fab use of that old fave micro beads, stunning results!
Managed to finish those pesky male birthday cards today...yeah!..did a huge budded peony and sugared it getting diamond snow all over my black work surface and consequently Brodie as a result!...that'll teach me to leave the lid off with a fearsome feline noseying around:-) I mistakenly thought that black surfaces would be the sensible option only to discover that every little speck glares back at you and little paw prints also show up a treat...should have got white I guess!
Rebecca, I'm so so envious of your scorching temperatures, Colorado sounds like heaven, I'd swap in a heartbeat with dull, damp Stirling- autumn has truly arrived with avengance and the heating is on full whack again...tis the season for my Mum to have perpetual hot flushes too, that woman is never cold and she's been going through the change since 1981:-0
Diane was spot on about Strictly, it is called Dancing with Stars in your neck of the woods and I think Len and Bruno judge there too- you have stolen one of our hot dancers too called Artem, he has a very peachy bottom if my memory serves me correctly so if you can tear yourself away from all those muscular quarterbacks it may be worth a look.
Yvonne, you dare to question my integrity and absolute loyalty to our great leader, Sue? I made the executive decision to tape the most important show on tv so that I could pause and rewind the salient points at my leisure and watch my second choice live...a real sacrifice on my part since I do like to pause on the most impressive moves of the male dancers as well but Sue will take priority every time with me! Some of us don't have to curry favour with confectionary to cement our place a no.1 fan/ disciple!
Beth, how are you doing dear friend, hope you haven't done yourself a mischief decorating again...I know that having me visit is akin to having royalty stay but you really don't have redecorate the entire house, just my bedroom suit will suffice:-)
Melody, hope you've managed to get some sleep, you really need to look after yourself too and keep your strength up. Hope Milly is feeling better and that Francis and Molly are bearing up- tell her that we are all thinking of you and really miss herxxxxx
Off to catch up with my soaps, shootings, murder, rape and infidelity...just an average day in a British household then:-)

Love and crafty hugs


magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! gorgeous card Sue and I love the gorgeous warm colours of Taupe, cream and coffee mix. Love the the striplet too.....I might have mentioned it once...or! I don't know Sue, you cram in so much and still jog our memories as to what we have....and not used it for a while or not even used yet! You certainly are amazing! It's been wonderful to watch you on Hochanda, along with John and Julia and seen all the fantastic techniques. I agree with Crafty Sue too, that Alex is always mesmerised when she watches you and it really is wonderful to see. You see, there could be another Wilsonette there in the offing! Congratulations to you Linda on your 30th wedding anniversary. I hope you've had a wonderful day together, although reading between the lines that has been from the day you both first met xx I was married 9 years ago on the 23rd. My husband took a bit longer but all good things come to those who wait! xx Fascinating seeing the blood moon in the early hours and then the eclipse. Wow! Nature sure is beautiful....and free! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx Love Karen xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love this especially the flowers.

nannapat said...

I love the dimension in this card Sue and your flowers are so pretty. I think the vintage look is really popular at the moment and your card is a winner. Pat x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, this card is a feast for the eyes, WOW so much detail to take in - its gorgeous. And I t would work in so many colour ways . Love it . Crafty hugs, Brenda xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a lot going on in this card

carol edwards said...

Gorgeous card, love the background x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a wonderful card Sue yet another die I need to add to my collection
Thanks again for your inspiration Sue
Hugs to anyone who needs one
Take care
Theresa G X

Di said...

Hi Sue,
You are so inspirational, coffee and white a beautiful selection of colour. Lovely card.
Di B. x

Eunice said...

Such a lovely card Sue, I love the color combinations that you have used. I got to catch you on Hocanda on Friday evening.

Linda Norris said...

Thank you Karen, we have been together for nearly 33 years now. We've had a wonderful day and I got a beautiful Pearl ring for our pearl anniversary xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the color combination.. Beautiful die cuts..
Moxie Craftie

Sandy H said...

Such an elegant card and those stamped flowers are just amazing. Lovely colours.
Congratulations to yesterday's comment game winners.
Melody, so sorry that the scan results were so dreadful. Such a cruel disease. You, Francis, Molly and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care everyone.

melody said...

Hi sue, really lovely card love the colours. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

Thank you all for you kind wishesm molly is to upset to do the blog right now, an to tell you the truth so am I but I'm sitting here 4.30in the morning with all sorts going through my head I can't sleep so thought I would try take my mind off things by looking at sues beautiful card an reading the blog
It's ok for m to tell you what's going on because Molly now knows. My husband He is just 50 years old as been told he now he as 2 choices 1 is to not have the operation an die within a few months or take the chance of the operation an it be 50/50 chance he will make it through the op to the intensive care unit an about 60/40 against him that he make the next 48 hours. There is much more to all this but I think I have said enough for now. I feel like I am in some kind of nightmare. Again thank you all, Take Care Melody xXx

Lizzybea said...

Love the vintage look. Another show stopper.

Olga said...

Pretty and detailed card! Love your dies! Olga Ko

Lesley Thomas said...

wow, missed three in a row, so Ive come back to tell you how much I like this one - also have background die, and just got the flower one! need to find my felt now!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Love, love, love this stunning card & the colour combo is so perfect for the design
of this beautiful card.
Love the peony stamped flowers, so pretty & together with the delicate maidenhead fern sprigs adds that perfect finishing touch to this gorgeous card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Vie Carter said...

Just brill, love the4 colour choice


America said...

Oh my goodness there is so much fabulous die-cutting going on here- Like die-cut candy heaven! And each is piece placed strategically for such a beautiful and elegant result. Love the flowers and use of color. WOW

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