Sunday, 20 September 2015

Just Wanted To Say Hello

Good Sunday morning to all!  Just a quick reminder that I am still demonstrating at Ally Pally all day today so the drawings for the card giveaway and the comment game will not be posted until tomorrow!  For today's card, I have a very unisex sort of card.  I started with a piece of sand card and stamped the background with a swirl stamp inked with clear perfect medium.  I dusted it with Angel Gold mica powder for a soft shimmer.  For the next layer, I used the Beaded Fanfare embossing folder and embossed a piece of taupe card.  I used the negative side of the embossing and rubbed it with Snow Cap Adirondack pigment ink to lighten all the raised areas for a faux letterpress effect.  Next I cut a thin frame out of the larger cutting dies of the Classic Adorned Squares and the Ornate Pierced Squares out of taupe card.  I used the Classic Adorned Square die again to create an aperture.  I glued my thin frame to it, then cut the slightly larger edge on the paper cutter, squaring the corners to match.  I used a darker shade of tan and cut the decorative inside area of the Classic Adorned square and recessed it into the frame.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it in a diamond orientation and added a taupe mat behind it.  I completed the card by adding a pierced milk mat, a thin taupe mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Hope to see you at Ally Pally today!  All for now,  Sue x

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Heather Rogers said...

Great card Sue and nice to have one suitable for a man.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card for today

Pam said...

Lovely elegant card. Hope you are enjoying Alky Pally with everyone.
Molly sweetheart, missing you, come back soon.
Wheelybad, loved your post yesterday.
Cheryl, you are in my thoughts.
Happy Sunday everyone

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the soft colour of it. Hope the last day at ally pally goes well.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card,as you say quite male orientated.
Thank you have fun take care Kitty.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely to watch you demo yesterday - you make things look so easy. Enjoyed the show. Hope to try my new things out today.
Good to have an idea for a male card.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card today - love the colour combo. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

valerija said...

Lovely card again.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card and so useful for the men in our lives.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card with lots of lovely subtle details, love all the piercing. Hope you have a great day at Ally Pally. X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Certainly subtle enough for the guys as well as a bit of elegance for the girls.
You have been a very busy gal but still looked fresh as a daisy.
Here's to another good day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card and as you said a one for the men. Love the negative side of the beaded fanfare e/b folder never thought to use that side but it does give the look of letterpressing. Beautiful card colours. Hope you had great day yesterday meeting all your friends and that it continues today.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a great card for either sex the embossing looks good this way too, enjoy the rest of All Pally.
Nancyd xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great male card, love the colours too.
I hope you are all having a fabulous time at Ally Pally
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card I don't use mymica powder nearly enough. Love that it is suitable for the men's card too

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, as you say it s suitable for a man. JJxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card for a dull Sunday morning
Enjoy your day at Ally Pally
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

rosiejt said...

Great ideas and lovely card.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

My first thoughts when I saw this card was just great for male cards without the pearls.Have a good day.


Sheila Aberdeen said...

Another lovely card Suex

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today, as you said it is great for anyone. I love the way you have used the EF, a great effect.
It was wonderful to get to talk to you yesterday and to see you demoing, especially the beautiful Northern Lights demo. Did you find that Colour Cloud lid?
Have another great day at Ally Pally.
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Mollie, we are missing your lovely comments. Please ignore that nasty person that wrote to you. They are just sad and stupid. Remember Sue is happy for you to comment and it is her blog, not anyone elses. I hope you tell us how your weekend is going. Did you made any cards yesterday. A big hug especially for you. Take care x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A great card for the chaps. Hope that you're enjoying Ally Pally and that lots of new followers are introducing themselves.
Cheryl - I was so sorry to read about your grandson, my heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you.
Molly - keep posting. Crafting is for everyone, whatever their age and we all learn from each other. Whoever made the spiteful comments on FB cannot be a true follower of Sue's blog, if they were then they would know that Sue allows us to support each other via her blog, and welcomes everyone.
Sorry if I've rambled a bit but I'm still a bit "away with the fairies" after my op - I don't normally take even a paracetamol so the 3 different sorts of pain meds are messing me up. Sue XXX

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Just reading about Molly - come back to the blog. Whatever anyone says - you are you and entitled to join in. How aweful! Come back soon we need to stick together.
Love the card Sue. Very useful to send to anyone. Didn't get to play enough with my new Birthday stash but here's hoping I get to it soon.
Another stunner Sue.
Anne M xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another great card, and good to have one suitable for a man.

Have a great day

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue. Enjoy ally pally.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the subtle layers, textures and colours of this card. Hope you are having a fab time at AP.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very opulent card today & one that would certainly suit a man too. Enjoy yourself today at Ally Pally. Yvonne xx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the embossing and stamping in it also the lovely dies used. Enjoy AP , would love to be there.
Having to use my phone as my iPad has crashed or something? I put in an update for ios9 and now can't get it to do anything, on my phone I can see I have emails but they can't get downloaded from the server?
Hugs to all xo

Craftyrn28 said...

Good morning Sue, hope you have a good day today at Ally Pally, this card is lovely, I always struggle with cards for men, all ideas gratefully received


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I really like todays card, especially the way you have used the reverse of the embossing folder, it looks lovely, I am going to try this.

Saw lots of pictures of you at Ally Pally yesterday, I was gutted I could not come but I can see that everyone was having a good time, I hope it wasn't too stressful for you and you managed to get a good nights sleep ready for todays session.

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

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I like the look of this card I had a lovely day at Ally Pally yesterday enjoyed looking at your work close up. Also like to say Hi to all the WILSONETTES I Meet. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Karen Drew said...

Really good to get some inspiration for mens cards. It is stunning

Karen xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is really lovely, and very striking.
Here's hoping you all have another good day at Ally Pally.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

As others have said, this really does look suitable for a bloke. Thank you.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

JoyceB said...

Love this one Sue can be used for all sorts of occasions especially for men.
Love Joyce

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card Sue! Love the subtle swirl stamping. Debra x

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue and love the colours, I'm with everyone great for a man.
Have a great day
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

I love cards that are suitable for anyone and this one is fab!

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely elegant card.

iReneM said...


Love the subtle gold effect


Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Hope you enjoyed yesterday at Ally Pally would love to have been there.
Lovely card today it is great to have some cards for or male family/friends - more please.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful as you say it is definitely a unisex card. It was so nice to see you yesterday. I really enjoyed being at Ally Pally I saw some wonderful demonstrations, met some lovely people and I have blogs of new stash to play with. I hope it all goes well today and that you have a safe journey back home. Hugs Jackie

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for a very useful and always needed gift for some of our more awkward friends and family who don't like frills and bows etc.

I love your colour palette so calming and serene and although you have stamped your original background it supports your beautiful dies to a T. I have stored this lovely gift in my 'less is more' and 'go to' files. I have a feeling it may be used in the near future.

I hope you enjoyed your first day yesterday and are ready for all your blog family today. I cannot wait to see reports from some who saw you yesterday to say hello.

Hoping for a peaceful Sunday here.
To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very handsome card, totally suitable for the blokes in our lives - although I'd leave off the pearls

Hope you're having a great time at AP...


HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really elegant card, I love it.
Hope that you have a great day at Ally Pally and all the lucky visitors enjoy their day.
Thanks for all the inspiration,
Heather Treble

JosieB said...

Dear Sue, A very smart card this morning ideal
for a male, also quietly elegant for anyone.
I like it very much, I am sure you will keep busy
again today so take care and have fun.
Best wishes to you all

Anne said...

Another great card.

Lovely to see you yesterday. Thank you for the "northern lights" demo - you make it look so easy. I will have to wait to play with my new goodies.
Hope you have another good day.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Just love it, Sue. Do like the frame used in a diamond orientation, now why don't I do that??!
Have a great day, and all those going to Ally Pally. Must try to find pics.

'P' in Wales

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love today's post and definitely unisex, particularly with the colour palette. My pierced dies arrived this week and this might have just given me the motivation to get crafting after a bad month.

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
Another fabulous card. Pleased you have given us ideas for males. Enjoy Ally Pally wish I was there.
Liz xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and I love the colour. love Jean Z xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Great card for the men in our lives but equally suitable for a female who doesn't like fussy and flowery.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards. Great for men too.

Chris Curry said...

An interesting card Sue, and as you
say, good for a man. Thank you.xx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Saw you demonstrating at Ally Pally yesterday. Love today's card yet another one for me to try and create.
Ginnie x

Sylvia Yates said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. I'm always on the lookout for cards suitable for men as I find them the most difficult to do. This looks quite elegant without being too girly. Hope you are having a wonderful time at ally pally. Enjoy your day hugs Sylvia xx

Sylvia Yates said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. I'm always on the lookout for cards suitable for men as I find them the most difficult to do. This looks quite elegant without being too girly. Hope you are having a wonderful time at ally pally. Enjoy your day hugs Sylvia xx

Sylvia Yates said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. I'm always on the lookout for cards suitable for men as I find them the most difficult to do. This looks quite elegant without being too girly. Hope you are having a wonderful time at ally pally. Enjoy your day hugs Sylvia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card especially the faux letterpress with the Snowcap ink. Hope everyone has a lovely time at AP today
Molly thinking of you and your nan and Granda , don't let one nasty person put you off doing something you enjoy.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the design you have done xx

Debs A xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, thats a really lovely unisex card just right for either, I love the design of it and your choice of colour. Hope your enjoying your weekend. hugs Shirleyxxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the card stock and dies used x xhazel

gwen70 said...

Beautiful simple card Sue, love the dies and the gorgeous colour

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Great card. Thinking of you all at Ally Pally. SueL x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, very regal and colours give it that regal feel.
Hope Ally Pally is going well!
Lorna D

Tracy Stitt said...

Good morning sue.
Love ur card. It's good that it's a unisex card I could do with more of these I'm not so good with the male cards lol I'm sure a lot of us are like that!!!
Sounded as tho u had a great day at ally pally
I'll have to try get there someday :-).
Hope u have another fun day I bet ur loving every minute xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The colour is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are enjoying ally pally. Am sure you are!
Have a great day everyone.

Jane Franklin said...

I like the soft tones on this card and the orientation of the die, classy. Hope A.P. is going well. Luv jxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colors you have used.

Barbara Gosden said...

Lovely card, and probably stunning in real life with the full effect of the mica powder showing.
B xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great male card, love it. From the comments on today's blog it sounds as if Ally Pally is being enjoyed by all that are able to attend. Hope today goes just as well.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Very elegant card, love the colours you have chosen x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I think I love every Noble Die....they lend themselves to so many decorations.
They can be masculine or feminine with just a few flowers etc.
So glad you are all enjoying Ally Pally.. it sounds such a lot of fun!
Take care
Love Marg

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I like the colours.
It was great to see you at ally pally yesterday your stand was always busy.
I am going to have a play with my purchases today lol xxx

nattyboots said...

Loving the style and colors of todays card Sue.
Enjoy your day .
Elaine H X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, great card today for the men!!!
Love it!!! Enjoy today!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely man type card today. Always so hard to do. Sounds as if Ally Pally is going well. Enjoy today and then have a rest!

Love Rosemarie x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a brilliant card for men and even for ladies too. It was so nice to see your demonstrations and all your wonderful cards displayed yesterday at Ally Pally. Hope you enjoy another good day today. Best wishes

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card love the natural colours, and the embossing folder is fabulous.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Terrific card Sue..... enjoy your day....have fun..!
Luv Rach :)

Littlelamb said...

Love today's card Sue. Would be good for Male cards. Good to see you yesterday and have a chat. Northern Lights demo was good. Are you going to do a video of it or tutorial. That would be good. Have another good day.

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Val Jones said...

Lovely Sue and beautiful colours.
Hope you're having a great time at Ally Pally.
Love Val in Spain x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Yet another gorgeous card, love the background you have done, it is subtle but interesting and looks gorgeous on the close ups. Too often you look at the focal element ( well that's obvious!) but don't look closely at what's behind! It was so lovely meeting up with so many people yesterday and getting to see you demo the northern lights card Sue and sat hello. I took atumble at the front of the building before we went in and had to be patched up by the medics so I looked a real fright but still enjoyed myself. I'm really bruised and sore today, look like I've done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson! But I'm going to take it easy and play with my goodies. Take care love Diane G xx
Molly miss your comments xxxx

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I like the colours.
It was great to see you at ally pally yesterday your stand was always busy.
I am going to have a play with my purchases today lol xxx

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Sounds like you all had a brilliant day at AP yesterday, would have loved to have been there. Very elegant and yes could be used (minus pearls)for a mans card.
Anne Crawford: I had something similar happen on my iPad (not downloading emails) and I logged in on my laptop and got my emails from there, and then they downloaded on my iPad. Don't know if it was just a fluke but it's worth a try.
Hope everyone has a fantastic day at AP.
CaroleB xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. The colours are so different.
Have a great day Sue.
Evis M.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card, lovely muted tones.
Have a good day Hugs Theresa xx

carol quinn said...

Really nice card.......

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like the mica powder on the background with the letter press layer on top - will have to try that combo for myself. Hope you have a good day today.
Beverley W

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely unisex card.
Doreen R

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely soft muted colours and lots of detail with the embossed background and die cuts.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning and so so elegant is this card Sue it could be made for absolutely any one regardless of sex. Thanks for sharing hugs xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
Lovely card today, a handy one to have in your box as it's great for either sex.
It was lovely to meet so many lovely ladies yesterday, so many lovely ladies, it was such a pleasure to meet you all.
I am exhausted today though, so it will be a bed day for the most part, but I am also desperate to play with my new goodies.
I hope that anyone going today has a great one!
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card today, it is so elegant and I really like the soft colours.
Sounds like a good time was had by all at AP yesterday and I just wish I could have been there!
However, I too had a great day when I met up with two friends at Wakehurst Place, a beautiful country estate nearby which is run by the Royal Botanic Gardens although owned by the National Trust.
It is a glorious day again so have yet to decide whether it is another country walk or a little gardening today. Looks like there are plenty of dull days ahead this week when I can do some crafting!!!
Have a good day, everyone.
Lesley S x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is really beautiful, love the colours and the layout. Have a great day today. Bx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and as you say could be used for those pesky men in our lives.
So lovely that you met some of your bloggers yesterday, have another great day today.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

hotpotato said...

Hope you've had a great time at Ally Pally, missed not going....roll on April's show. x

Bejay Roles said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Well...I'm almost lost for words...almost lol. This is a stunning card. I love the colour combination you've chosen and the background card with the mica powder is so delicately pretty. Yes, this colour would make it a cool 'man-card' and I can see it in many other combinations as well.
I hope it's all going well this weekend for you and that you can have a rest next week to get over it :)
Bejay xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card with men in mind,very subtle must have a go,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

Nice card today. I think it looks a bit vintage. Enjoy ally pally today.

Crafty hugs

sunshinepen said...


Thank you so much for your lovely cards and instructions I am learning so much :)

Big hugs
Pen x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card hope everyone is having a fabulous time at Ally Pally. Cheryl sending a hug X
Hugs x
Heather T

Scottydog said...

Love the card but particularly like the stamped swirl background, it almost looks like vellum! Pleased to hear from everyone that Ally Pally has gone so well, but particularly intrigued by the comments about the Northern lights demo - hope you will be posting a video for those of us who couldn't make it in person??
Come back Molly we miss you!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. Hope you and everyone who has gone to Ally Pally have a good day. So sorry I was not able to make it this time but hopefulky will make the April one. Love. Jean xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Oh Sue this is a gorgeous card and I might, just might
be able to make something similar,one day :-)
It was nice seeing you at AP, so busy around you the
whole time but managed to see some of your Demo's which was great.

Sandra.Lynda,Pat,Sue,Brenda,Littlelamb,Margaret,Diane(you poor face)
Tres,Yvonne,Jackie and many more it was fab. already looking forward
to the next one!x

Wheelybad, ooooh the boy's face. I'll see you now in a different light.
so sorry you hurt, lets suffer together today. AP do take some of us
out for a day or two. :-)x

Molly- come back soon ! Love to hear what you are up too, with school
and crafting. It would have been great if you won a die to gobstopped
the silly woman. You have rights just like anyone else. many hugs to
you and the whole family xx

Welcome to your new followers !

To all in need of an extra hug today I have plenty to
give, ToB ,Sue and enyone after an op ,take care

To all Wisonette's and Good Friends,
hugs Maria x

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue hope you have a good day at Ally Pally. Love card today nice to have something that can be used for the men. JB xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card as always.
It was lovely to see your demos at Ally Pally and to chat to you afterwards.
Your cards are more stunning up close.
I met some "Wilsonettes" which was great.
Thank you for all your inspiration.
Veronique L

Chris Wellnifty said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Saw you at Ally Pally yesterday always enjoy your demos. I've been searching everywhere for the beaded fanfare embossing folder but I can't find it anywhere?

lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue, another pretty card. No doubt you will have another busy day today, hope you get home safely and get a well earned rest. X

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card as usual - I am sure everyone at Ally Pally is enjoying your beautiful demons and products.

Best wishes

in Sheffield

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Really nice card today....suitable for any occasion....and would be great for a guy!!!
Have a nice day today to end your time at Ally Pally for this year!!!

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card as usual Sue - love the embossing folder too. I wish I could come visit you today, but it's a long way from Ireland! Have a good day, hope you have comfy shoes on.

ursula said...

A beautiful card today, love the colours, definitely suitable for a 'man card'....Hope Ally Pally is going well....luv Ursula xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Another gorgeous card today.

It was so lovely to see you in person at Ally Pally yesterday. You were so relaxed and seemed to be enjoying the whole experience, and answered any questions in great detail. There were so many people who wanted to say hello (myself included).

I timed things perfectly though as when I got to your demo area there were lots of Wilsonettes surrounding you chatting and laughing. Being a little bit shy, I was trying to work out who people were, when someone asked (Yvonne) if I was a Wilsonette. When I said I was she gave me a sticky badge to wear, which I did wear all day! (It said "I'm a Wilsonette, are you?) This raised a few smiles and questions but that was good. It was lovely to meet people from the blog. I went for a sit down later and chatted a little with Yvonne and Sandra and her husband, who were all really nice and very friendly. I'm sorry for those I did not meet, but I get a bit nervous introducing myself to new people.

I also was very fortunate to win one of the third prizes from the shows draw. I couldn't believe it when I thought I heard my name announced during John Lockwoods demonstration. I had my photo taken with Sue, (thank you to the lady who took one on my camera as well). As always, Sue looked great, but I'm afraid I looked terrible, I get too nervous to smile properly and I looked a mess. Oh well it's a reminder of a lovely day.

Tried to comment yesterday on the journey to Ally Pally on my phone, but it didn't publish.

Very tired today as I had a long journey back to York, then picked my hubby up so didn't get home until gone 9pm. I had left home at 6.15. It was worth it though. I hope all who go today have a great time, and thank you Sue for being so nice to everyone.

Love Helen xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a great Card. Both the backgrounds are great such good techniques I must try. I really like what you have done with the Adorned Square dies and the orientation makes such a difference. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, very useful for so many occasions.


Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning card - hope you all are having a great time at AP, wished I could have got to be with you all
Carol x

Jan from Long Island said...

Beautiful unisex card today Sue! It sounds like everyone had a great time at Ally Pally yesterday. So sorry about your fall Diane...feel better!!! I hope Ally Pally is another huge success today. Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Elizabeth Beal said...

HELLO Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes (includes you too Molly x x x)

Thank you for sharing such a handsome card, as echoed by others we are always grateful to you for ideas on male cards, & this one is strikingly dramatic which can easily be transformed with embellishments for a female or other event card. The swirl stamp, EF & mica powder has a wonderful effect on the background & lovely to see those elegant Noble dies framed so magnificently in the Classic Adorned aperture. So pleased to read from the comments that AP was an enjoyable success for you yesterday & your Wilsonettes had enjoyed a lovely day, as tiring as it may be I wish you all every success for AP today & a pleasant uneventful journey home x x x

Shock horror my friends when LAINE mentioned that I hadn’t included a funny story & upon looking back I noticed that my comment from yesterday with Anecdote had somehow disappeared (I assure you it wasn’t Risqué & had to be removed – just one of those don’t try this at home stories; Lol)...sorry if you were disappointed ladies I’ll have to include it in a 2nd post; if I can remember it Verbatim.
CHERYL; yesterday when I read of the very sad loss of your Grandson Joe I sent a mammoth basket full of Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you & your family, hope you receive them today my friend. Losing a loved one, more so at the tender age of 20, is very difficult to comprehend but I sincerely hope that you will find some comfort knowing that my/our thoughts & prayers are always with you, I also warmly wish for you dear Cheryl that one day the happier memories you shared with Joe will mist over the painfully sad memories & help you to smile again. Take care & warm, fuzzy blankets of Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you & your family too my friend x x x x x

CRAFTYSUETOO; you’re not rambling– that’s my prerogative my friend & I don’t even have to take any meds to help me to ramble; Lol Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue & warm wishes for a speedy recovery x x x

JUNE S; your picture shows such a beautiful smile; I would be heartbroken if you were to cry my friend, perhaps fate will find a way for you to get to AP in Spring or September 2016. Myself & many others know how you feel so hope you can smile again with this huge basketful of love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) sent your way x x x

MOLLY; I sincerely hope that your Mum & Nan can persuade you to come back to us & just to let you know sweetie that WHEN (& it will be when) you win one of Sue’s magnificent cards, launch die or comment game I for one will be whooping with joy & dancing the merry Irish jig for you. Sue is a wonderfully kind person Molly & deep down she knows that yourself & her dedicated followers are the ones who will always stay with her, free gifts or not, & who truly appreciate & are forever thankful, first & foremost, for the gifts of cards, demos, videos & the exceptional inspiration she graces us with daily on her outstanding blog. The prizes that Sue gives in her big-heartedness & sincere generosity are an added delightful bonus & although slightly envious; Lol, we are always pleased for the winners. One thing though Molly you have seen just how much you are thought of & supported by these wonderful members, so on that note I look forward to reading your comments again soon; as mentioned; when you are ready. (((HUGS))) to you & your family x x x

WHEELYBAD; WindyBad; I really, really, really love it; my eyes are still blurred from the tears of laughter. What a memory for that poor little boy, I reckon he’s going to be telling that story to his own family for a long time to come whenever they break wind or he will break into a smile; wonder if HE will ever come up with the nickname of Miss WindyBad; Lol x x x

Well I must split this post my friends Love ‘n’ (((HUGS)) to you Sue & to all Wilsonettes Beth B x x x

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi my friends; hope you don’t mind me posting a 2nd comment Sue as yesterdays went walk about x x x

Sincerely hope that everyone is recovering well from their jaunt to & around AP; at least you have enjoyed your day that is the main thing x x x

DIANE; what a memory for you as you’ll never forget your trip to AP & the Mike Tyson impersonation; sincerely hope though that you recover soon x x x

LYNDA; happy to hear that you enjoyed your day; bet your darling little 4-paws missed you. Take care my friend & rest Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) x x x

SABA, just sending you warmest wishes for a lovely sailing holiday to Croatia; take care & enjoy x x x

LORNA; hope the unpacking is going well – wow 2 marble fireplaces is your house old? Good luck & take care x x x

LAINE; I emailed AP to find out the dates for April as hoping that Mr B won’t be working (if so he said he’ll have plenty of time to rearrange his shift) so with that in mind meeting you & anyone who can make the AP show in spring will be phenomenal. Don’t think I would want to go unless a friend from the blog is going & would be happy to meet up. As your journey would be very long & tiring Laine we had an travel to us, stay here overnight, Mr B takes us to AP on Sat, collects us at end of day, you stay overnight then travel back to Scotland. We have a spare bed & a comfy fold-up if anyone else doesn’t want to make the long journey in one go. I know your probably thinking that this is a very, very strange & ludicrous invitation, after all we only know each other from the blog, but the invitation is there & it is offered purely out of kindness & friendship with no strings attached; Lol & I’d like to think that we are reasonably sane so no worries there. Hope you can go to AP as it will be worth seeing how you are going to get past to Sue without being peppered or sprayed. Lol x x x

Anyways my friends take care to one & all hope you enjoy AP those who are attending today. Love ‘n’ (((HUGS) Beth B x x x

Barbara (C) said...

A great card for male. Love this embossing folder and am in the process of finishing a couple of cards with it in the design. Hope you have another successful day at AP Sue - a Show I have never been too. Thank you for all the inspiration too!

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, and I've got these die's so can't wait to do this crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I struggle with masculine themed your ideas shown here. Very crisp and clean lines and the colors are nice.

BTW, my Just A Note and Filigree Holly dies arrived and they are beautiful....I've already cut some samples using them and I love them. Actually, I've already finished a card using the Just A Note die and it's off in the mail to a dear sweet person who is sick.

Jan D., Florida, USA

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card this is.I love the fanfare embossing folder there is so much detail to it
Take care
Hazel G XX

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue.

I'm still trying to buy the beaded fanfare embossing folder, which I'm sure will be available soon.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I like this card. A lot. Very subtle and calming but could easily be dressed up with a bow or two for someone who likes something a bit more frilly.
It seems yesterday went well for all the Wilsonettes that were at Ally Pally (except maybe poor Diane G, hope the pain goes away soon) and I am sure those attending today will have the same great time.

gailgale said...

Oh Sue!!
This card is Beautiful!!!
I love the die that you have used.
Another one I have to buy.
I am going to go broke buying all your lovely things.
Thank you for sharing.
Hope you are having fun!!!

Gail Gale

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today. It was lovely meeting you and all the lovely ladies from the blog yesterday. I bought some goodies and hope to have a play sometime soon. Hubby updated to ISO9 on his iPad today and nothing's working. He's not a happy bunny I can tell you. Can't even connect to the Internet. I hope all those ladies going to Ally a Pally today have as great a time as I did.

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Great card, they have all been very good this week, I've had very poor broadband width this week so haven't been able to look everyday.
Zena xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, lovely, understated card. Perfect for any man in your life. Hope you're having lots of fun at Ally Pally, wish I could get there. Hopefully I will next year. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Dawn Holben said...

Ooh fab card today and so perfect for men too, which is just the inspiration I need for a male card I have to do.
I love the colours and can so easily be adapted.
Have another fab day at ally pally.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card looks very special and yes it could ve unisex.
Hope everyone who attends Ally Pally has enjoyed their day. I'm jealous, maybe one day I'll treat myself as its a long way from Scotland.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Such a beautiful card and such a beautiful colour combination to. I love how you have done the swirly stamp background with the gold mica powder. I love the way you have used the square Noble Die Sets to. This is such a great card for a man !! I love it all. Thank you.
I love yesterday's card but I have not yet seen your video. Hoopefully I will catch up later. Thanks again Sue. X x x
It was lovely to see you yesterday at Alley Palley. I had a really great day and I hope you did to. You were very busy. It was great to watch you demo your northern lights card. Very enjoyable and great to see it demoed "first hand". I bought loads of your dies but today I am to tired to use them !! Maybe tomorrow, hopefully. I am really looking forward to seeing you on TV now on Friday !! Thank you Sue for everything you do. I really do appreciate it very much. Sending lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Great unisex card .... never easy to design cards for men.
Rosemary xx

Cathie Weary said...

Hi Sue, absolutely love today's card. The use of the mica powder gives such a nice shine. Love the Beaded Fanfare embossing folder but never thought to use it on the reverse side. I will definitely have to try this technique. This is a card that I will certainly try and replicate. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day at Ally Pally.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, the colours are so soothing.

Jean said...

Delightful and lovely!

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this card, the colour and design are ideal for male or female.

Hope all who went to Ally Pally had a great day.

Pat xxx

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this card, the colour and design are ideal for male or female.

Hope all who went to Ally Pally had a great day.

Pat xxx

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue.
I really like the beaded fanfare background.

Hope Ally Pally is going well.


Jean Bullock said...

This is beautiful! Pinned as usual.

Lesley Cann said...

Great card love the colours. Hope you enjoy today at Alley Palley and meet lots of lovely crafters.

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

"Just wanted to say hello" and I love this card.

I adore the beaded fanfare background that you have used. Neither male or female, so perfect for any card.

Lol Barbara W

Jayne S said...

Lovely card, so useful for any occasion or gender.

Laura O said...

great card lovely for either man or woman ,Laura O

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love the mica treatment. No one does recess on cards like you Sue. Stunning card!

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely card. Looking forward to Friday and Saturday shows :-) love, Ivy xx

barbara macaskill said...

This card is absolutely magnificent! I love every little detail on it! Especially the fact that it is unisex!! It is so hard for me to create masculine cards and then I see yours and think that maybe, just maybe, I can recreate it!! TFS!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Well, yesterday seems to have been a rousing success! Lots of happy people and miserable Bank Managers! Lol.
Today's card is a really lovely one for men or ladies who don't like too many pink frills!
I always think these colours look so rich. Lovely card!
Molly - I hope you come back very very soon because we all miss you!
Anne - my IPad updated itself last week. It took quite a while. It switched off and on again in the process.
If you have no power at all coming through - try pressing and holding the button on the side at the same time as the round button the front. Release your fingers and see if that little Apple turns up!
Please don't tell Saba this - she laughs at my technical skills or lack of them!! Since she is en route to a boat she may not notice! Shhhh!
Love to all , Myra xxxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
As you say a very unisex card, both in style and colour.
Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Good to know everyone enjoyed AP - poor Diane G, though, hope you're soon better.
Yeah - I forgot my funny story yesterday, so here is one (and it's clean!):
My OH sold an engine from a car to someone who replied to an advert. He was at work when the buyers came, so they removed the engine and went off happy as Larry. OH asks for the money, so I say that they will be returning with it. He OF COURSE was pretty cross with me for being such a ninny, saying that's the last we see of them.
Anyway, a couple of days later he received a letter in the post from Inland Revenue and included was some banknotes - yes, I'd found an old tax envelope and put the money which the men had paid into it and secretly put it through the letterbox when the postman came. I laughed more than he did!! Good trick, or what?

'P' in Wales

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and your crafty crew
I love the fact that today's card can be utilised for male and female alike
It is a brill card Sue
Take care everyone and good luck in the draw
Hope you have had a great Ally Pally Sue
Theresa G x

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, lovely rich colours suitable for male and female.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

craftynanna jo said...

Hello Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is a lovely card and as a lot are saying one for the men,
Well everyone seemed to have had a great time at AP, i will get there one day but living in the North West it would be a long journey and i would probably have to come by train, maybe one day as i said, i didn't get time to comment yesterday but the card and video were superb.
Dianne it must have been a real shock to the system when you fell as well as a shock to your body and your poor face, i have had a number of falls over the years and i know how it feels,i hope you feel better soon.
Molly i am with those who say we are waiting for you to comment, take no notice of snide comments made by anyone you are a crafter and are therefore entitled to comment, give my best wishes to your mum, nanna and grandad, actually i don't live too far from you in Widnes, so come on sweatheart lets hear from you.
Cheryl my heartfelt condolences on the sad loss of your Grandson Joe, it is heartbreaking for you. big hugs to all Johanna

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card again today, I love the embossing folder I've not seen that before being a new crafter.
Would love to have been at Ally Pally everyone seems to have had a wonderful time. Maybe I can get there next year. I live in Liverpool so it would be quite a journey and would have to persuade my hubby to come along with me.
Have a great day.
Linda xx

Brooke Bont said...

beautiful what else can one say

liz spooner said...

Very different to your usual style but still very good.xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonette band,
Sue this is a lovely card that you have made today and more what i want to do for those troublesome men that don't like frills and lace. I love the coffee and cream look of this beauty today quite modern without being over the top. THank you Sue for another lovely to inspire us with.
I don't who the horrible person or people that told wee Molly not to blog but they were bang out of order. THis bairn is the future of crafting that will take it way past a lot of our years and we need to encourage the wee ones to participate, not condemn them because they might win a prize supposedly meant for adults. RUBBISH...Sue wants all crafters, no matter what their age or ability might be to join in the fun. Just how mean can anyone be wanting to win so much that they begrudge a wee bairn the chance. Listen the mean, miserable sod or sods that said that, i think the crafting world could do without people like you in it if that's how you treat a "rival". Are you that desperate to win at any cost, no matter whose feelings you trod on to do it? I was fair scunnered yesterday seeing that poor bairns post. Are you scared that maybe she just might be better than you at it. Molly wee darling you come back and tell us your news and i for one will be cheering the first time i see your name up there for all the world to see.
Sorry to all the lovely WIlsonettes that are cheering on this bairn for my rant but i'm just so angry that someone or some people could be so greedy and heartless as to say that to any bairn. Sending hugs to all my angels and wee Molly
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Txcowgirl said...

Striking card today Sue. So sad I can't come to this Pally Alley thing everyone keeps mentioning. It sounds a bit like the Scrapbooking, Cards, or Stamping Conventions we have here. They are always so much fun, and I always try to attend the ones in Dallas, TX, not to far away. I told my husband when we retire my bucket list would be to take the RV and travel the whole country following the Convention schedule. In Dallas he always signs up as a volunteer, while I take classes and shop. This keeps him happy doing something other than waiting for me, and they love having a man volunteer for there is always some heavy lifting. He signed up for a few time slots, but they ended up using him all weekend. He is quite the computer, electrical, and mechanical guru, so he was a welcome asset. They even pay the volunteers a little bit, so he earned, and I was gifted almost $250 to spend on craft supplies.
If you're ever in the states, do look up their schedules, as they have the conventions all over the country in most large cities.
There is also The Great American Scrapbook Convention, but my personal favorite is Scrapbook Expo

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! What a wonderful Noble die card! It is gorgeous Sue! Love the swirl background and the lovely rich colours used for the whole card. "Thank you" for the idea for a man's card (too) we always seem to get stuck for ideas instead of same old. I've always wanted the Beaded Fanfare EF as it looks so elegant. "Thank you Sue". I'm so glad that you've all had a wonderful time at Ally Pally. It really is an exciting place to be. Hope to go back next year....:) x Awww Helen, please don't put yourself down. You're unique, be proud of that. I thought it was wonderful that Yvonne gave you an I'm a Wilsonette, are you? sticker badge to wear. Also that you sat with them had a chat. It is daunting when you don't know anyone and you are in awe and don't know what to say. We all go through the same at sometime xx ooooo maybe Sue might be able help you on your name being called xx Cheryl, I'm so so sorry about your grandson...sending mega hugs and love to you at this sad and terrible time xxxxx Dianne, thinking of you from your fall. Sending love and hugs to you xx Molly, please come back to us. You are so so missed sweetheart. We love to hear from you and to find out how your granddad and nanna are doing x All I shall say to you is this, how are all those up and coming crafters of the future, going to get on without you? In this place we have Sue and John, Julia, Debbie and Phill from the Creative Expressions team to give us all this wonderful knowledge so that we can make the same gorgeous cards that they do. They have followed their hearts and are doing what they love and want to do....please please please do the same. Don't let one person, against all of our wonderful Wilsonettes who miss you, come in between the one thing that you love to do. Come back Molly and be a mentor for other girls and boys so that they can do the same for another future generation. That's what is so wonderful about any crafting and creativy, we share and pass on what we knowledge and talent we have to others. xx Love and hugs to you sweetheart, your grandad and your nanna xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family xx Sending love and hugs too to all our Wilsonettes in need xx Love Karen xx

Eunice said...

I really like this card! Great ideas as usual, thanks Sue.

magpie said...

Ps, If I've gotten the wrong end of the stick, I'm sure along with our Wilsonettes, Sue would not begrudge you the chance to win of her dies xx We certainly don't! xxxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good Afternoon lovely Sue and fab Wilsonettes!

I adore the Art Deco feel of today's card, it reminds me of old Hollywood movies from the thirties with Fred and Ginger, bette Davis and Clark Gable and would indeed be perfect for fussy men as well as women who like a simple and classic format.
It would have been perfect for my uncles birthday card, he was born in the thirties and would appreciate the fan tail detailing and ornate features of the recessed squares- I only have the Adorned squares though and I don't have time to buy the missing ingredients before I have to send it:-( Nevermind, he'll get my signature ornate ensemble and embrace his feminine side in the process!
A bit late again unfortunately, I must apologise for my own ramblings but I've had a nocturnal spate of seizures in the last few days and a nasty migraine so my brain is resembling scrambled eggs and making about as much sense at times:-)
I opted out of a day galivanting with my family in favour of Andy in the Davis Cup and some therapeutic colouring so my batteries are beginning to recharge now- apologies if I forget to respond to all the posts from Ally Pally cos my memory is Swiss cheese. I hope that you all had a fab time, it certainly sounds great and that your other halves and bank managers aren't too philosophy is you can't take it with you!
Windy Bad, you have been re christened after your hilarious tale-I had a lot of embarrassing situations at school, but as a pupil not a teacher:-) your credibility must have gone out the window along with the offending smell:-)
Diane, you poor soul, just when you are desperate to make an elegant, gracious entrance upon meeting your idol you literally fall flat on your face:-(Bet your ego got more of a bruising thoughxxx
Saba, enjoy your trip to Croatia, it's really beautiful there. I visited the old Yugoslavia ,when I was 17, close to Dubrovnik by bus from Glasgow. It took us about 65 hours to drive there but it was so worth it, the coastline is stunning.
Jan, enjoy playing with your new dies, will you be making a head start on those Christmas cards with your holly die?
Myra&Anne, you are beginning to scare me with all this talk of updating I Pad difficulties- I'm a total technophobe and switching it on is about my limit so I'm hoping this update passes me by otherwise how do I get my daily fix of Sue:-(
Beth, I was worried by your absence yesterday and sad that I missed your embarrassing incident so glad to hear that it was a technical glitch..I have a lot of are the kindest, most generous and lovely lady offering an old reprobate like me a place to stay and company to Ally Pally. I had little or no idea about the logistics of my trip and thought that I would have to drag my Mum along by the hair, quite literally, for the company and now you have offered me a life line:-) it is comforting for me to know that you have paid scant attention to Yvonne's assertions about my questionable character and I give you my promise that I will not embarrass us by acting in appropriately or dribbling in Sues to whether she will need the taser gun well, she's better being safe than sorry....
I can't think of anyone better to visit Ally Pally with and I would love to go with you, you brave, brave lady:-) where do you actually live?
Off to watch X Factor, it's getting critical now! Have a lovely evening girliesxxx

Love and crafty hugs


CraftyJo said...

Very classy :)

gailgale said...

Oh Sue!!
This card is Beautiful!!!
I love the colours.
I love the die that you have used.
Another one I have to buy.
I am going to go broke buying all your lovely things.
Thank you for sharing.
Hope you are having fun!!!

Gail Gale

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card and the colours are quite muted which I love.

nannapat said...

Lovely C&S card today and a super subtle colour. Pat x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Hi again,

Sorry to post again but I just wanted to say here here to Norah's words of wisdom- I share your sentiments and anger at the treatment of our delightful Molly and I really hope that the offending individual is utterly ashamed of themselves, picking on a defenceless child, shame on you! This blog has never been about winning prizes...though I do joke about it quite often I actually comment because I want to share my love of Sues work with her and my new friends on her blog. Crafting is a wonderful, enriching hobby that can sometimes be a solitary affair in our own homes, so a blog that keeps you in touch with other crafters has to be celebrated and cherished, not used to frighten and belittle a child! PLEASE come back Molly, Sue accepted you as part of her blog for a reason because you are the future of crafting and it lifts our spirits to see such enthusiasm from someone so young. Be brave sweetheart as we know you are, and start commenting again, we all miss youxxx

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue, love the card and I agree it will be very nice for a mans card and as its my hubbies birthday next week i will give this a go thank you
Hope you had a great time at Ally Pally
Kathy x

gailgale said...

Oh Sue!!
This card is Beautiful!!!
I love the colors.
I love the die that you have used.
Another one I have to buy.
I am going to go broke buying all your lovely things.
Thank you for sharing.
Hope you are having fun!!!
It is, Such A very lovely card.
So elegant!!! So Beautiful!!!
Like I said, I love the colors...
I love everything about it.
I am hoping you will do a video on this card...
I love the times when I can sit down and relax and fill up with all the ideas from watching you create.
I learn so much.
I'm look forward to it very much!!
Hope you are having fun!!!
Thank you for all your cards.
They are a tremendous inspiration to me!!!
They are so gorgeous!!!! How can you go from wonderful to out of this world!!!
You are so gifted!!! I wish I had the talent and gifts that are in your baby finger!!!
I just don't see it in my head. I can copy yours and add my own little things here and there, but I can never start from scratch. Thank You, Thank You, for all your inspiration and help.
To create such beautiful creations....I am at Ah!!! and so grateful for you sharing with us so I can create them too. Because I know I could never create these without your inspiration and guidance. You are truly blessed. And we are all truly blessed for sharing all your lovely creations with us so we can make them too.
This card is another favorite!!!
I have to say again, very exquisite!!!!
Thank you,
Thank you, Sue

Gail Gale

NancyR said...

Simple and elegant, good for almost any occasion or person. Love it!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is a really interesting card . I love the depth you have created.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Love this card & the neutral colours are lovely which makes it have a real earthy feel to it..

I absolutely agree with you in saying that it would be suitable for the Ladies & men alike.

Gorgeous as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Theresa Pace said...

interesting card this. the colours are super and i can understand why you said it has a masculine feel. quite austere by your standards, lol! hugs xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely card for today Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope you had a good show, fab card

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today and great to have one that's great for the guys too. Hope youve had a good day at Ally Pally and that you can now have a bit of a rest.
Molly - hope you feel able to leave a comment soon. Love to you and Grandma and Grandad xx
Cheryl - so sorry for your loss, thinking of you.xx
Sounds like people have had good time at Ally Pally this weekend, i pleased to hear xx
love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

karenlotty said...

I had a great day at Ally Pally today and it was lovely to see you I spent far too much money! Your dies/folders/ texture paste OH really doesn't mind & I know that I'll get so much pleasure from using your and CE's products Thank you

Hilscc said...

Love this card and the beaded fanfare embossing folder"...another one to my must have list
Hope your not too tired after Ally Pally !

Susan White said...

I really like the central section on this card Sue - at first I thought it was quilling! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Angela Wade said...

'Hi, Sue and all the Wilsonettes,
I'm glad all who made it to Ally Pally had such a good time, both spending money and meeting our wonderful Sue !!!

Condolences to Cheryl and hugs to all those who are ill / unwell or in pain.

I loved yesterday's card, Sue but have to admit I'm not too keen on today's offering, sorry.

I apologise, I've not been keeping up to date with all the postings the past couple of weeks.
I'm heading back to the airport in the morning for a flight to Nairobi and 5 nights in Kenya, so will try to post, when I can.
I hope you all have a good week, whatever the weather.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in hot and sunny, Dubai Xx

Paula said...

Beautiful Sue, simply beautiful! :)
Paula x

DeCor said...

I adore todays card. so much in it. Thank you. I see another die I must have!!!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
It was fantastic seeing you yesterday, your were demonstrating the northern lights technique when I first stopped by, I was so impressed, I hope I'll have time to try it out tomorrow, it's definitely one of the things I must try to do. You really did make it look so beautiful.
LOVE todays card, it will be great for our friends who are not into bows and flowers, also the Menfolk. The Beaded Fanfare EF is gorgeous.
I hope you realise you have now got me started on a new 'wish list', it was only yesterday I sorted out the previous one!!!
Hope you are not to exhausted after your very busy weekend. Take care, love Brenda xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card. Thank you.

Shirley T.

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful card. I love the movement of the embossing and the delicate colours.

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue,
Another beautiful card - how DO YOU COME UP WITH ALL THOSE IDEAS?
The stamp is such a gorgeous background and the embossing folder is fabulous.
I had another great day at Ally Pally where you demonstrated the Northern Lights background numerous times. This card has certainly struck a cord with loads of people. But it is so gorgeous and once again you made up my mind - I NEEDED some of the Colour Cloud blending inks (and of course, got them).
And what's more - makes a brilliant one for the men as well.

I have to say Sue, your cards look even more beautiful in "real" life. Wouldn't have thought it possible, but it is.

Now back in Chester and whilst I wouldn't have missed meeting you for the world, am going to SO ENJOY SLEEPING IN MY OWN BED.

Thank you for your patience and good humour, demonstrating for 2 days solid - that's some going!!

Hugs, Rose

melody said...

Hi sue, I for one think today's card could make a very nice male card I lov the colour of the sand card, glad to hear you had a good time at ally pally. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

I had the chance to see what all the fuss was about with Molly's Facebook message, I can see why she would be upset, she was told to keep off blogs that she had no right to be on, ladies give there time each an every day an her silly little remarks are taking there chances of winning dies/cards/candy. But wht really did is was Molly replied to this person an told her she had no reason to want to take cards away from her because she already had a Sue card in a frame on her wall, an this person came back with well you got your card so now keep off the blog no one wants to hear about your so called sick granddad. Us Real card makers spend a lot of money on our crafts and kids like you shouldn't be taking our chances away of winning a die. Molly answered this person once more by saying I don't need to win dies my nan buys all my dies. An again this person came back with well if you don't need dies an your nan can buy whatever you want maybe she shouldn't be on the blog either. This is what as upset Molly so much because she thought if I seen this it would upset me more than her. She had deleted all the messages but the girl next door to me who goes to school with Molly come an told us everything because she said, Molly was having a sleep over with her last night an told her everything an she managed to get it lol back on Facebook. So today I have sent this person a message of my own but she chose not to answer.

Anyway Molly as been told to take no notice of people on Facebook as it's only the ladies an sue on here that count, Molly as a big heart but also a very soft heart. She will be back she just feels a bit silly right now even though we have told her she as done nothing wrong what so ever.

Thank you all for all the comments left for her today I know it's made her feel very special. An please believe me when I say this if Molly won a card or anything an one of you said oh I really wanted that she would offer it to you, she doesn't want anything other than be a part of something that she knows I am. She as been a big fan of sues for years now an 2 or 3 years ago when I was so unwell in hospital Molly use to email back an forth with sue to let her know how I was doing, an sue sent her a card which is in a frame on her wall, an since then Molly as never looked back she as her own GC an she try's to copy sues cards all the time, an she is getting pretty good at it. For 2 years she kept asking me to ask sue if it was ok for her to start blogging. An she as never been happier since sue said yes. Anyway I have taken enough of your time. Thank you all so much for treating Molly so kindly. An for all the best wishes sent to my husband xxxXxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card as always.
Di B. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! So much lovely detail! Now I just read the comment above. I don't know who Molly is but no one should be treated like that. That's bullying. Young Molly has done nothing wrong and I hope she knows a lot of people are behind her. You keep commenting, Molly, and never mind the bully!

Berina RGA said...

Such a pretty card!! Love the details!! Awesome work!
Moxie Craftie

Sandy H said...

This is a beauty. Love the colour.
Melody, please tell Molly that as far as the Wilsonettes are concerned, she is special. I don't think that person who made such nasty comments to Molly is part of this community. She sounds like a horrible bully who doesn't deserve a moment of Molly's time thinking about her. Hope Molly is back with us soon.
Condolences to Cheryl on the loss of your grandson.
Take care everyone.

Love2papercraft said...

Sue & WW,
I can't believe my Saturday & Sunday went so quickly, I didn't get to read or post until now. Saturday's video was great! I saw it on you tube a few weeks back and I'm just as enamored with it now as I was then! I know it's not the traditional Christmas colors- but it's so stunning! I love the letterpress technique (but haven't tried it yet) & am really crazy about the mica flakes. When I saw vid b4, I went in search of the marshmallow mica flakes, Joanna Sheen didn't have them but someone did on eBay. However they were $24.99 U.S. That seemed like way too much for a small little jar- so I refrained. I could get a nice big SW die for that price! I'm hoping Joanna Sheen will carry them and that the price will be reasonable because I really do love the color! Anyway, this card is, in my way of thinking, a classic Sue Wilson card and I love everything about it.
Now, on to Sunday's card- wow, it is so classy (and tho very different from Saturday's-it's still signature Sue to me). It's another card that I love, love, love! I think the Beaded Fanfare EF is exquisite! I'm crazy about Art Deco type things. I hope I can get it, as it sounds like it's hard to find. Hopefully it's just temporarily out of stock. I'm slowly collecting the Nobles, but had convinced myself I didn't need the square ones. Wrong!
I started writing this post early Sunday morning, then my phone died. I fell asleep whilst waiting for it to get enough charge to turn on. When I woke up, I had to get going with the business of the day. Now I see Monday's post has shown up already! I'm sure behind.
Rebecca in Colorado

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Vie Carter said...

A universal card today, could be sent to anyone, so very handy

A have this noble die and use it all the time


Sheila Aberdeen said...

Another beautiful card Sue your a very talented Lady x

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