Monday, 7 September 2015

Many Thanks

 Hi there crafters!  Today's offering is a white and rich plum combo (I know it may look black on some monitors, but it is a very deep plum colour).  I started by cutting six Portuguese borders out of coconut white card.  I covered a another piece of white card with a sticky self adhesive sheet and then laid my borders across it alternating the direction of the scallops.  Once in place, I coated the remaining area of the sticky sheets with Iced Snow for a lovely tone on tone bling.  I wrapped a piece of matching Raisin satin ribbon around the card on the left side and attached the ends to the back.  I made a rolled ribbon flower following my tape method, which is the very first tutorial listed at the top of my blog if you want a closer look.  I attached it to the card with a glue dot and some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue for good measure.  I seated it with some Dandelion Clocks and Maidenhair fern pieces as accents.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the Pierced Flags die set, then added a slightly larger plum mat to it.  The Majestic Monarch die cut in Rich plum card was added to the upper right corner of the card.  I finished the card with a simple white on white mat as it was getting a bit too large to add my pierced edge to it!  The finished dimensions are 8" x  9" in size.

A little bit of a tease I know, but just to give you the heads up, I have a new die launch later on in the week!    All for now,  Sue x

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Pam said...

s is beautiful, as always, you delight me. Looking forward to the new die launvh
Happy Monday folks, keep well and safe.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful card, love the rich plum and the bling backgrounds. Cant wait to see the new dies, just received my last (?) Christmas ones for this year today in the mail so it must be time for some more temptation lol !!!
Have a good week, was lovely here today and I am nearly knocked out by the smell of jasmine and fresias through the open door of the craft room, gorgeous !!
Muriel x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card,
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card,
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a beautiful card, Thank you looking forward to your new launch.
Take care Kitty.

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful card today. The plum colour is lovely, rich and sumptuous and the flower is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue, don't know how you do it. JJxx

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card, More dies to look forward too!!!!

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the rich plum colour combo can not wait for your dies thank you tracyw

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning that dark plum just shouts out elegance, can't wait for new launch of dies.
Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the rich plum and the borders used as a background with a touch of sparkle, and the flower and embellishments too. Love it all!
Am one of many who have already ordered from the new release (having learnt a lesson about waiting too long!) and really looking forward to seeing what you will do with some of them.
On a bright note, Hochanda say that their website will be fully up and running on Wednesday - just in time to iron out any further problems before your shows! Will be great to see you again.

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card.can't wait to see your new dies. Will be watching x

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card and the plum colour is beautiful, a nice change. Looking forward to the new die launch, although I am still tempted to but yet more Christmas dies, LOL. Take care, Linda.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and the rich plum colour is beautiful looking forward to see your new dies.
Nancyd xx

Linda Norris said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I just love the deep plum colour it's beautiful. I'm so looking forward to seeing your new dies, I just know I will need to have them.
My hubby says I shouldn't say I NEED!! the dies and that I just want them but no it's definitely NEED!! he just doesn't understand. Is there anyone else's hubby the same??
Have a lovely day everyone
Linda xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.

Welcome home, hope all is well. The dark plumb is such a deep regal colour has to be seen to be appreciated. Although there seems to be a lot of instructions it also seems to be in the quick and easy category and can be replicated with so many of your other dies if like me you don't own those you used , it really is a lovely riches looking card to start this exciting week. Talking of which, HOW many to chose from ? All I can say is absolutely stunning and I shall never catch up at this rate ! I still have most of your 1st ever design's to adopt let alone the 2nd 3rd 4th plus all the festive dies ! I really need to rob a bank lol. But I'm so looking forward to seeing the samples that match. You sure are a tease Sue Wilson lol.
Have a good day whatever your jet lag allows you to do !
Sending hugs to you Sue, and also to Alison, Sam, Elizabeth and Tina. Hope you are able to enjoy your gift TOB xxx

Lancashire Steph xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another amazing card. Love the rich burgundy and the wonderful design.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is just beautiful, thank you
Pat x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card oozing Sue Wilson elegance. Simply divine!
Hugs, Rose

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is gorgeous, love the colour of the ribbon, and the border background is perfect. Oooh you are a tease, more new dies, you are making it hard to choose just a couple. Looking forward to seeing what you are bringing us. Have a great day. Bx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colour combo, and butterfly.

carol quinn said...

Love it....really beautiful card

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful, elegant card - love how you adapt your dies to show us how to use them in more ways. Looking forward to seeing you on tv again and I hope Hochanda have their website running in time or the phones will be in meltdown.
Back to work today - where have the last 7 weeks gone? Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card especially how you've used the dandelion clocks. Can I feel a blogathon coming on? I do hope so....

Anne said...

What a sumptuous card, Sue. Such rich colours.

Anne (Northampton)

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the rich purple colour with the white. Looking forward to your die launch,although have seen them all over the internet for the past week.

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue!
You are a shocking tease....can't wait!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous !! the dandelion clocks and maidenhead fern look gorgeous, and the 'bling' of the iced snow is fabulous, and the die-cuts complete this card beautifully, I love it !!
You are a definite tease, bring it on !!!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. WOW! A fantastic design, I love the rich plum colour and all the sparkly 'bling', absolutely stunning. Looking forward to the new release, I don't know how you manage to keep thinking of all these great die designs - I'm saving up ready! X

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card to start the week.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
What A Truly Magnificent Card I Just Love The Deep Plum Card
Your Flower As Always Is Tremendous.
I'll Comment As Soon As I Return From My Holidays
Take Great Care Enjoy Ally Pally And Hochanda
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph Take Great Care x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and how you have created the background. Have a great day today. I can't wait to see the new dies. Hugs Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I like the bling and the gorgeous foliage dies. Am looking forward to the next launch. Yippee!! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, perfect shot of colour on the card. Looking forward to seeing what cards you have made with the next release of dies.


Debra Kenworthy said...

Beautifully rich card! Gorgeous background. The butterfly and rose look lovely. Debra x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue. Lovely Card today.Like every one else I can't wait to see what you do with your new release dies.Gloria (Sidcup) xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another lovely card it's stunning.
I've already pre ordered some of your new dies but am looking forward to seeing what you make with them.
Another sunny day here, hope it's good where everyone else is all that rain was getting me down a bit.
One good r thing was because I couldn't go out I was crafting.

Have a great day

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Morning Sue beautiful card and so happy your launching your new range...I've already pre-ordered your pierced squares. ..such a happy bunny....!
Maybe next launch we'll see pierced ovals and circles...
Luv Rach :)

Linda Mitchell said...

Love todays card. Looking forward to seeing your new dies,

hazel young said...

Beautiful love the dandelion clocks. Brilliant about the new release Julia did mention new dies on her blog. something fabulous to look forward to this week. xx hazel

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, I love the background and I now have the dandelion clocks so I'm hoping to have a play with them later today.
Looking forward to seeing the new dies launch, it looks a very comprehensive collection, so many goodies to choose from!
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a beautiful card the rich plum is a lovely colour with the coconut card and the butterfly really stands out
Kathy x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely way to start a Monday - a beautiful gift from yourself and in such royal/regal colours.
I love the way you have used the border dies and for me they are the star of today's show.

Looking forward to your new launch later in the week.

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

Barbara Gosden said...

A beautiful card, it is amazing how great those borders look used this way, you are so innovative.

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, lovely colours and a beautiful card yet again. Love, Ivy xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a beautify todays card is, brilliant, I want to make one of these right now but got a few things to do first, oh your so good to us Sue, what would I do without my daily particraft fix, fantastic.

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

Rosemarie said...

.morning Sue, love this card and the rich plumb colour. Have had a sneaky peak at your new dies, the look amazing, but I know they will look even better when we see what you do with them.

Love Rosemarie x x

Nanny Jo said...

What a lovely way to start the week!! Beautiful card, Sue, and I look forward to seeing the new dies. Jo xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Wonderful from design to assembly. The raisin ribbon looks divine as does the flower.
Looking forward to the shows.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue

A beautiful and elegant card and one that probably could be adapted by using some of your many other lovely dies too.

I'm really looking forward to your new die launch and seeing all your wonderful samples.

Love Helen xxx

hettygarlick said...

What a very dramatic card! I love the background done with the border dies. Every time I see you do one of these Sue, I think "I must try that", but when I come to make a card I've forgotten all about it!

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
I have some rich plum card and it is a beautiful colour. This card is absolutely delightful but the true beauty of the colour you have used is not portrayed very accurately. I don't think this detracts away from how glorious this masterpiece is though.
Apologies for my absence yesterday. The boys and I went to a bbq at my best friends in Petersfield in Hampshire. She used to live 2 streets away but moved to 'sunnier parts' a good few years ago. Anyway, a crowd of 'Croydonians' congregated for a lovely afternoon of food fun and frivolity. Said mob consisted of a very close knit bunch of friends partners and offspring who have been my emotional support over the last few years. It was such a lovely afternoon but I am 'cream crackered'.
Tomorrows post will hopefully be much more 'Yvonne like' as I will try and catch up on missed comments and underhanded insults (Lorraine).
Have a lovely day everyone whilst trying to contain your excitement over the new launch this week!!!! WHOOPEE x
I am off to have a requisite slumber before my body realises how much wild partying it participated in yesterday and decides to go on strike.
Crafty hugs

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & WW!
Oh this card is quite nice! The color isn't showing up quite right on my iPhone, but I can imagine the rich plum as it is one of my favorites. I love the rolled flower, it's such a pretty addition. The versatility of your dies is amazing - although I have to say I probably wouldn't recognize just how versatile they are if it weren't for your videos and explanations. You've certainly taught me to look beyond the obvious. I know I keep saying it in 1 way or another, but your creativity is astounding! I'm so glad & appreciative that you share it with us! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Craftyrn- glad I could make you laugh :) (sorry for the embarrassment tho)! Yes, it's so hard to wait to order more dies! I sound so greedy, but I want to have all Sue's dies - and I want them now lol! I sound like a spoilt child! At least I'm not lying on the ground throwing a hissy fit (although, if it would help me get them, I'd probably be willing to try)! I hope you enjoy your holiday in Wales!
Lorraine, glad you were able to capture Brodie mid leap so he didn't get away again! He probably wasn't amused, might have cursed you a little bit for foiling his escape, but, hey, we've got to keep them safe!
Yep, the Portugese are 2nd on my wish list, right under the Canadians. So if you've already had 2 shipments this week, with more on the way, I shouldn't feel bad about placing another order so soon after receiving one right? Now that my conscience is feeling a little better, I need to convince my bank account :/
I haven't had any sneak peeks at the new releases, maybe that's a good thing?
Wheely Bad, I was the one who wants to try the glossy accents in lieu of the lacquer, but no chance to play yet. If I get to it first, I'll let you know. Creativity & children go hand in hand in my book, so it seems like a reasonable assumption. But children and exhaustion (my exhaustion) also go hand in hand- so I never pursued that as a full time profession. I'm impressed and appreciative for those who do. So thank you to all you teachers past & present!
Theresa, I heard it from you first (oh my giddy aunt), but am certain it will come out of my mouth sometime in the future- it just seems so perfect in certain situations. Perhaps because I've some British in me (my great grandmother was born in England)- it speaks to some part of my soul. Maybe that's why I love this blog so much too. Well that and the fact there are so many funny & kind followers and of course there is Sue & her incredible talent!
On that note- here's wishing everyone a superb Monday! Thanks for all the laughter and warmth!
Rebecca in Colorado

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love the design and the colours, just gorgeous.
Looking forward to seeing what you have to share with us featuring your new dies.

dmjones said...

Must dig out my dandelion clocks dies and use them like this, lovely card, Sue,

Doreen x

ps new dies??????????????????

karenlotty said...

Another beautiful card I have a few of the dies used and perhaps I can substitute others to make a similar one Love the rich plum If it's as red in tone as it looks on my screen then it'd be perfect for a ruby wedding

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue. The rich plum colour is glorious.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I bet this looks even better in real life as you are right, on my monitor it looks quite dark, but lovely even so. SueL x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
just gorgeous!!!
Lorna D

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning fabulous and out of this world, love everything about this card Sue. Have a great day and keep on doing what you do so well. Hugs xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Love this beautiful card! I can see the possibility of variations of it, too. And I love it when you use dies I already have! As for the tease, that's going to be hard, as I'm going to the US in October, and want to take spending money with me. Sigh.

nattyboots said...

WOW ! love your card today ,and such a gorgeous plum color .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Looking forward to the new die launch :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card, just love that border and bling background...

Can't wait to see the new dies in action and so looking forward to your shows on Hochanda this weekend...


gwen70 said...

Stunning colour combo today Sue, love the way you have used the borders

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, I can see lots of slight variations of this one ( Myra? )
Looking forward to the new launch and seeing you again on TV .
Hugs to all xo

TOB said...

Wow Sue, beautiful card gorgeous colour. Hugs to all
Theresa xx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, so pretty and elegant, it would brighten anyone's day!
Looking forward to seeing your new dies,
Sandra x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

This one is so lovely. Never tried the rolled flower I'm gonny give it a go as it looks so pretty and I'm guessing u just make everything look so easy.
I can hear u in my head going. C'mon girl it is easy!! Lol.
Looking forward to more dies although I better not tell hubby or he will do his hissy fit of telling me no more dies till I start using the last load.
But hey I can't help it if I have a craft buying addiction an not use them till when I feel like it. LOL :-D xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, stunning card I love the background with those diecuts and glitter, and the two colours together really pop out. hugs Shirleyxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes What a striking,elegant card you delight us with today; just what I need to send me back to work with a smile (I’ll probably need it), the flower is simply to drool for, must get that Raisin ribbon to find its way out of the hat. I do have the Portuguese background & Lisbon but, drat, not the Border set, I wonder if it will look as stunning & effective with Canadian or New York Borders or failing that Gemini Die or the Elegant Laced Edger, oh my mind is in such a spin because the possibilities have now become somewhat endless. But, I do have the Rich Plum card & it really is gorgeous in real. Guess I’ll have to wish really hard when I bring out the hat next pay day in the hope that I will be able to complete the Portuguese set.

Yes Sue you are a jolly tease, trying to decide what die/s to purchase next would put my head all in a spin so rather than sitting there looking like Reagan in that horror movie (can’t recall the title, my friend had begged me to go & see it with her in my naive days & when we lived in Plymouth; I vaguely remember why she needed me to tag along as the thought of it still gives me the shivers) with her head spinning round I resorted to the hat idea; thank goodness I did as I for one would like to keep my head on my shoulders instead of having it spinning off into the wild blue yonder...Lol

We all know how elegant & striking Sue’s cutting dies are & how difficult it can be to decide which one/s we are going to use for our next card, well I think I may have solved that dilemma, I’ve decorated a small deep box & wrote on paper pieces the names of all Sue’s cutting dies, that’s why it is deep; got to think of future dies finding their way into my stash; Lol (have done the same for Xmas dies; the flower dies/stamps & with the colour card/paper aswel for another pot, i.e. R, Y, Bl, G, Blk, Br, Gry, O, Pch, Pur, Lilac, Pk, Crm, Wht, Gld, Silv), I shall then choose from each one with up to 3 - 4 dies for main.

Yesterday my friends I failed to comment as I took advantage of a rare sunny day to work in the garden, weeding, pruning, sweeping oh & tidying out the shed. Took me all day & after making Mr B’s evening meal I kept dozing off to sleep, so my good intentions so to speak should be taken lightly & with a pinch of salt. Therefore it is with great pleasure that I send congratulations to the comment winners - enjoy your lovely gifts x x x Special congratulations to those of you who proudly achieved their lovely wins at the shows x x x

DIANE – hope your daughter settles down to Uni, well she just had to take flight didn’t she what with a parrot in the family – walking? Guess you’ve had your wings clipped as flying would have been the most obvious & most inconspicuous choice – Lol x x x

THERESA – “oh my giddy aunt” are you kidding me; Lol I say it all the time especially when kiddies get themselves into all sorts of fights, scrapes & predicaments...if you say it with the right facial expression it stops them in their tracks because they do find it rather funny & upset etc is temporarily diverted x x x

WHEELY BAD – popcorn? At least your choice was edible – Lol, I had to identify salads with a picture of cute baby chicks thrown in, dread to think what would happen if I had ticked the chick pic aswel – it would have put a new perspective on tossed chicken salad...sorry couldn’t resist that one. It also concerns me T when you say you have part of a Lurcher on your lap & all is well, I’m pleased for you re the latter but I dread to think where you have stashed the other part – Lol please give yourself & he/she a big (((HUG))) from me & x x x

SAM, MARIA hope you’re enjoying your hols with good weather to boot & Molly sincerely hope you enjoyed your holiday too, sending (((HUGS))) to you, Melody, Grandad & family x x x

Gosh the time, must say bye bye for now, sending love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue & to all our fabulous Wilsonettes Beth B x x x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, always love your flowers.
Looking forward to the next die launch. x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful card, such a creative way to use the border die, and the rose is beautiful.
Looking forward to the new die launch :))

Julie Elli said...

Good morning all.
Beautiful colours today Sue! Brought out nicely by the diamond snow!
Your flower is so rich and opulent looking!
Do you start by choosing the flower and match the card colour to it?
Thanks for sharing and can't wait for the new dies. It's my big birthday this week (Sunday) so guess what is on my birthday list!! Funny thing is I can't choose which I like best!
Big hug
Julie E

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue wow what a beautiful card and I love the way you have used the border die to make a background. and the design is wonderful. Have a lovely day xxx

Debs A xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,I like the colours you have used & the dies,
More new dies to look forward to!!! can't wait.
Thank you
Karen M

Julie Elli said...

Ps Linda - my husband always says the same thing when any parcels arrive for me!! "More craft cra* " charming eh!! How little they know what pleasure it brings us!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow another stunner. Love the use of the self adhesive sheet, will give that a try.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, oh what a gorgeous card and that dark plum colour is beautiful, looking forward to seeing your new due launch. Hazel x

Chris Curry said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, stunning. Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda, and perhaps your new dies? Thank you.Xx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I love the card and will definitely look at how I can make my dies work to achieve something similar.


Jan from NSW (Aus)

marg said...

Hello Sue
I already have a set on order, but don't yet have the Dandelion Clocks, I look at them each time, but still haven't got around to it, now the new ones are coming I can't wait to see them all!
Love the Rich Plum colour Sue, another must have!
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours so beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
the plum colour looks so classy!!!
A really beautiful card with a nice butterfly. Rose, fern and dandelion are fantastic as well.
Rolf xxx

Rosie said...
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Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Love this gorgeous card, so elegant. Looking forward to your new die launch.....Rosie xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a stunning card, I just LOVE everything about it.
I especially love the Dandylion and Maidenhair dies. Have put both on my Ally Pally shopping list.
Hope you have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,absolutely fabulous!!!
What else can you say!!! Not a lot :)
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful colour the rich plum is, today's card is exquisite as usual. I have ordered some of your dies and already have list number two lol! There are so many gorgeous dies to choose from I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Welcome home!
Hugs x
Heather T

Love2papercraft said...

Just had to pop back in and say I watched a couple new videos from CE. One was with the Holly Striplet & Vellum. It's so pretty and dare I say, looks like it would be relatively quick? I have the striplet and waiting for the holly leaved to be restocked in local store (I prepaid so they can't be bought up b4 I get to them)! The other video was the Joy to the world mini background and fun technique with pva's & lacquer. It looks so fun. Love all you do Sue! Thanks! Rebecca in Colorado

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card as always, love the idea using the die as a background, quite a change from an embossing folder.
Might give this one a try. Looking forward to your new dies, had a sneak peek, gorgeous!!!
Take care, Jess xx

Paula said...

Such a beautiful card Sue! I love everything about it, including the colours. :)
Paula x

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card and I just love the plum colour.

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really gorgeous card
Doreen R

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, just love the rich plum. I have already ordered the new double pierced Square Noble dies, they are just what I need and can't wait to receive them. Love all the other new dies too! Love Jean xxx

weefortune said...

Gm Sue, Lovely Card xx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous autumn one, love it. Today's card is so scrummy. What a lovely colour.I would not have thought to use such a colour. Oh, some new dies to look forward to. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. x

ursula said...

Very pretty Sue, so elegant, love the way you made the flower, went to look at your tutorial, thank you. Also love this plum colour....luv Ursula xx

Tressa said...

Another beautiful card. This encourages me to pull out the plum card I bought a while back but haven't used. I like the use of a border die to create a background. All in all, another inspirational composition. Thank you.

Bejay Roles said...

Good Morning, Sue,
What a beautiful rich colour the plum is against the white in the rest of the card! Looking at the background reminds me that I really must get my act together and order a jar of diamond dust and iced snow so that I can try and recreate the wonderful effect that you get when using either of them. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us and Happy Monday, everyone. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and I love the dandelion clocks. So looking forward to your shows and the new die release, I have preordered the pierced squares and have my eye on a few others but will wait to see how you use them

Hugs and best wishes everyone

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue I love it thank you so much love June horrocks xxx

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue
I'm up farm sitting near Buxton and it's lovely at present, no cold wind like yesterday.
I didn't get a chance to look yesterday, it's really beautiful, super colour too.
Today's is also very pretty, not to sure about the rich plum, think it will grow though.
Zena xx
PS Linda my husband doesn't understand why I want more crafting bits but he constantly buys for his computer and motor bike. When I bring that he says "it's different", doh I don't think so!

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
First of all, apologies! I didn't leave a comment yesterday ! I looked at the card and pinned it then was distracted by something and I clean forgot after that! The card was/ is lovely.
Today's card is really beautiful . I am rather fond of that butterfly and use it rather a lot!
Yes Anne - I've been given another idea!!
I bought the monarch butterfly before I had even seen it! No regrets - we are firm friends!
Patricia and Hazel - have a great holiday - maybe your husbands will have redecorated the house when you get back home!
Maria - hope the Big Apple is being kind to your feet !
Margaret and Janet - so pleased you are both feeling a bit better. Take care!
Pat - have fun in the sun too!
Well it's back to After School Club for Craft again today. Where did the holiday go! I think it's time I retired - again!
Lots of love everyone,
Myra xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today the plum colour is fab. I wasn't sure about the dandelion dies but they look wonderful in the background. Oh dear another one on the must have list! I'm being good and not peeking at your new dies yet but I hear they are fab! Oh we shall all be poor! Have a great day.
Love Diane G xxx
Beth thank you for the good wishes for my daughter. We worry because she's at the other end of the country ( she does love us honest!) but when you meet some of the other students who have travelled thousands of miles from overseas 600 odd miles is nothing! There's always Skype! Xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A beautiful background you have made with the border dies. Very striking looking with the white and plum. Looking forward to your new die releases, not that I can afford much.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue and all crafters,

What a beautiful card to start the week off. The rich plum colour is very nice against the white. Good idea of cutting various dies to stick down on the adhesive, must give it a go.

Thanks for all the inspiration as always.

Have a good week everyone.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card Sue!
Rosemary xx

CraftyJo said...

More dies!!! How on earth do you think of new designs? ;) Love today's card.

Joan Simpson said...

Hello Sue
Love the butterfly die and the background dies. Your card colour is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the background.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Meg said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the plum shade card and ribbon.


Jill Liddle said...

I absolutely love this deep plum card and raisen ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
The colours showed black on my screen but I can see that gorgeous rich plum on the close ups x another stunning card today sue x I love how you have used the borders on the background I will definately be giving this a try x it always surprises me how beautiful your ribbon roses turn out I still havent made one myself but will definately be trying this too xoh if only life didn't get in the way of crafting sometimes ! Thankyou so much again sue for your inspiration xxx
Linda my hubby said exactly the same to me once so I asked him if he 'wanted' or 'needed' his tea cooked that evening ! He hasn't made that comment since xxx
Yvonne sounds like you had a fantastic ,if exhausting ,day yesterday x put your feet up and have a good rest x I promise not a sign of a takeover whilst you recuperate xxx
Rebecca yippee the sunshine you sent us has finally reached us thankyou so much x now can I send you my ironing after catching up on all my washing ? Actually laine may do it for me as she has the iron out !!! Rebecca you may want to hold out making that order as I've had a peek at what's coming and there are some stunners in my opinion xxx just a couple more days xxx I'm so excited xxx
Beth so glad I'm not the only one that says "oh my giddy aunt " x in my head I'm saying something else but I save that for when no one else can hear me ! I may have to try the out of the hat technique again but need to borrow one from someone that has a really big head for all my ' needs ' x I just know once I get to ally pally all my lists and good intentions will go out of that beautiful stained glass window x
Big hugs to anyone that ' wants' or 'needs' one xxx
Theresa w xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! I absolutely love this card...the plum and white is gorgeous. The Portuguese Border
is already on my wish list along with so many others. Now you are going to have a new launch. Oh boy,
I'm in so much trouble. I know I'm going to want everything. BTW that ribbon flower is stunning. Going
To watch that video in a little while. Have a beautiful day all!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is lovely. I have the flowers and My sister has the Maidenhead fern as of yesterday, but I might try it with poinsettia and star spray for Christmas.

Lesley Cann said...

Another lovely card with a great colour scheme, Ireally like the butterfly die and have used it a lot.

Evis M said...

Afternoon Sue.
I really like the card. The colours are very pretty.
Evis M.

Pauline A said...

Afternoon Sue, What a great way to use your border dies. Whilst I haven't got that particular one, I am going to try it out with the ones I have got. Nice to see the ribbon rose once again and looks so pretty alongside the dandelion die and fern. Such a pretty card. Looking forward to your new dies but I haven't got the ones I now want from your last showing. If only we didn't have to eat, then I would save a fortune to spend on more dies!! Hugs xx Pauline A

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful card. I love the plum color against the white. Jan D., Florida, USA

Lesley Griffiths said...

Pink yesterday and plum today what gorgeous cards and just my all-time favourite colours.
Happy Days,

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is another beauty of a card Sue.
Gr Karin

Scottydog said...

Another beautiful card today Sue. Love that flower - going to have a go with that in a minute. Looking forward to seeing your new dies, don't think the Bank Manager will be so happy!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Stunning. I love the background, I think this technique is so effective. I also love the rich colour you have used and the floral arrangements is so dramatic in my opinion. Plus the Majestic Monarch as a final touch, lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes!

What a truly scrumptious card, though my I pad shows it up as black on the main pic I can see the plum tones in the close up. I have never attempted a ribbon rose but clearly I will have to give it a go cos the effect is simply stunning. I am awaiting the Lisbon and Porto dies but clearly I should be getting the Portugese border also if this card is anything to go by. Only you could take one focal die and create a thing of beauty. I am so excited for your new die launch, I have pre ordered the pierced rectangles and I blame the bad influences on this can't be my fault that I have little or no self control can it? I cannot wait to see your unique interpretation of each die, it's never the same looking at just the packaging.....or I just don't have your imagination and creative flair:-(
I've decided to abandon all thoughts of stripping the beds and tackling that mountain of ironing because we've received Rebecca's bottle of sunshine and it's such a rare occurance in Stirling that I just have to take full advantage. If the weather wasn't so glorious I may have considered a hostile takeover Yvonne but who am I to profit when you are so clearly incapacitated....I do have some(shady) principles!
Think that I may frighten the neighbours and change out of my silky Pjs into a bikini top, I may be in danger of getting arrested for indecent exposure though!
Hope you are all enjoying a little bit of sunshine wherever you are, thanks Rebecca, better late than never:-)

Love and crafty hugs,


Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, so elegant and it did look like black and white initially until I took a closer look and also then read what you had used. So elegant.

Oh no! NOT ANOTHER NEW DIE SET! I know you want to sell as many dies as you can, make lovely cards and of course, make money but us crafters need to spend money on food as well.......

Can't wait to see what you have on offer though, even if it means adding another piece of paper to my wish list.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, another really beautiful card, love the way you have constructed the background and the colour choice just make this card so elegant.
Looking forward to the launch of your new dies, but think my husband will be dis-connecting me from the internet and cancelling my cards.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

That's so cruel to tease us like that Sue, you know how much we love your dies.
A beautiful card and the dark burgundy looks wonderful with the white.

utilitygirl said...

Very pretty Sue, love those dandelion clocks, so delicate.

Eunice said...

I love the way you have put together the background and really like the burgundy color you have used. Can't wait to find out what the sneak peek is!!!!!!!

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a lovely card Sue and with the tone on tone white and sparkle it is really brought to life with the darker beautiful ribbon and rose and the plum accents you have put around the card just adds to its beauty.
Well i am down at mum's helping put up cladding around the eaves of the house and i just wonder how many have one like mine that thinks you are a mind reader to know what they are thinking and wanting done, held up to them, caught from them, know to run around to the back of the house etc the list is endless. Saying that he has got me well and truly knackered is an understatment. It's the faffing about he does to put up a board is this straight, is this where it should go, are you sure, you never told me that i hadn't put the nails in straight.....AHHHHHH!!!! Give me strength, how can i tell from the ground if the white nail heads are running straight with each other against white cladding. Lord preserve their intelligence because nothing else is. It has went on and on since 10:30 this morning and we only have 2 sides done. The lads have come in to lay the linoleum down in the remaider of the house and since two of the places are the kitchen and back kitchen that he is traipsing in and out off, i have told him i was going up the road. My head is like a burst couch with him and his yelling at me for not doing something or why didn't i tell him. I hate it when he has a few day holidays as he makes my life miserable just trying to keep up with his needs, wants and where's and can you do's. So girls i am going for 40 winks to try and recharge the battery and i hope that you have all had lovely weathere like we have up here at Costa de Glenochil.
Love and hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Such a stunning card. I do see the rich plum colour on one of the Butterflies wings
and i have to say i love the colour so rich and elegant
Cant wait to see your new die release
Take care
Hazel G XX

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the rich plum colour...GORGEOUS!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card the plum colour is lush and i love the butterfly and dies used
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning sparkly card and the plum colours are so rich. It's beautiful!
DJay xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning card and love the rich plum - very opulent....

Susan White said...

Very elegant card - love the dark plum colour with the white lace! Susan x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Amazine, elegant and full of bling!

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue lovely design and the plum colour looks super love from Jackie xx

nzillingworth said...


DeeDee7770 said...

Fabulous card. I love a really deep colour with white. I use a black raspberry under my white lace top and accent with the black raspberry as you did with the plum. Now I need dark dazzlers to match. Wouldn't that be stunning on a white bow...hint, hint! Or perhaps coloured pearls!

Your Pearl and lace friend from Canada.


Nana on the Hill said...

Such a lovely card, the plum is stunning, can't wait to see the new dies.

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

I love the background on this card, clever use of the border dies. Like some others, the plum colour is showing black on my iPad, but it is still beautiful. Had a naughty sneak peek at the new die collection and they are definitely more "must haves". I really, really need a lottery win. Lol. Looking forward to seeing what you create with them.

Pat xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour and dandelion clocks - fab card.
Beverley W

Karen Drew said...

Another fantastic backing using borders. Love the plum colour and dandelion clocks.

Beautiful card


Karen xx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous love everything about this card.xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, love the dark rich plum colour you have used. Gorgeous. Just shows you dont have to have a lot of colour to make an impact.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the beautiful color!! The flower is very nice!
Moxie Craftie

Rach83 said...

Wowzers, what a card! Love the butterfly. So looking forward to your die launch - the most exciting weeks of the year!

Thank you very much for my Wednesday Winner's card from two weeks ago. So beautiful.

Rachel x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Sheer gorgeousness with another 'Sue' beautiful creation....
Love the colour combo, very striking & lush..
Loving those dandelion clocks & MUST get them ASAP as they're stunning.
Love everything about this card...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Love this beautifully stunning card, Sue. I brought some Maidenhair fern from my mother's house when she died in 1980, and it is obviously in just the right place, as over the years it has grown into an amazing show stopper. It's so fine and ethereal. I love it, as I do your die.
Rest up Norah, just leave him up the ladder and go away!!!
Beth, take it easy, don't do too much in the garden.
Yvonne, just take it easy.
Rebecca in Colorado, where did your Gt Grandmother come from?
Myra, I didn't think there was a way that you hadn't used that butterfly die. (not good English, but you know what I mean!!!xx)
Love to all
Maureen xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

love that rich plum colour. works very well, hugs xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card , really love that rich, deep plum colour - so lush! Really looking forward to the new launch, although not sure my bank manager will be!!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

nannapat said...

What a depth of colour that plum is! I love the card Sue, it is absolutely stunning! Pat x

Susi in Cyprus said...

Didn't comment yesterday as had a busy day. Congratulations to the winners. I loved the card, need to put Gemini die on my wish list!
Today's card is beautiful too. What a clever way to use the border die - another one for the list!
Hope everyone is well! Here we are caught in a dust cloud which affects the breathing, coupled with a heatwave, so people are only going out if they have to!
Hugs to you all,
Susi in Cyprus

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW the card is so stunning, the sparkly background looks so
fab with the rich plum.
Definitely going to have to try this one, I really love it.
Can't wait to see the new dies, there are so many of the others I still need to get.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

I love everything about it, especially the butterfly.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Joan Donaldson said...

Evening Sue, beautiful card, love the plum and white very rich looking.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonetts
So sorry for not commenting yesterday I had a migraine & was in bed most of the day & & today.
Yesterday's card was gorgeous loved it.
Today's card is stunning I love the deep plum colour & wow your flower is amazing.
Love the background the die's & everything about it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations all of the comment game winners.

TOB Theresa I'm so very pleased your opperation will be in October
sending BIG Hug's love Lynda xx

Beth please take care after all that gardening sounds like your overdoing it young lady.
You should pace yourself. I didn't comment yesterday either
had a bad Migraine again in bed most of the day & today still bad
makes me feel sick,hopefully be better tomorrow.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Molly are you back at school as not been in. Sending Groop ((((((((((Hug's))))))))
For you & your family love Lynda xx

Wheely bad hope your feeling better. I had to smile at Billy being only half on your lap
Haha. Hug's & Cuddles for you both xx

Big Hug's for all my friends xxxx
Hug's all Wilsonetts xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful! Wow, just look at that butterfly! Gorgeous card!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Such a lovely card again Sue. Hope my internet is back on by your launch. Commenting late as I had to wait until I got to my son's in London and connect to his internet. How did we cope before wifi?

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card today !! The Portuguese border die looks so lovely used in this way as an all over background. It looks very lacey and delicate and the ice snow glitter just adds that lovely touch of bling !! I love the Ribbon Rose you have made with the Dandilion clocks and the Maidenhair Fern with your Majestic Monach Butterfly in that fab rich plum colour to. Thanks for sharing your Wondeful card today Sue. I love it all !! Sending lots of love and hugs to you today Sue from Tres x x x

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

melody said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card the rich plum does look black on the iPad but it's a beautiful plum on the desktop, it's just lovely an the butterflies are great.

Hmmm a tease you say about new dies lol Molly as already put her order in for 17 of them with me.

Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda this weekend but I may have to record them an watch them later, the times for the shows are different on the Sky TV guide then what you are showing here on the blog, so to be sure I will just record everything on Sunday if I am not able to watch live, Molly is getting excited as she wants to see what Christmas cards you will demo. She is back at school tomorrow an hoping to get back online ASAP. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, phew! just made it whilst it is still Monday. No internet this morning, busy day and now I am home again. I love this card and I do see the rich plum colour which is beautiful. Hopefully tomorrow will be back to normal (apart from the mountain of washing & ironing required!) and I can concentrate on this blog again. Going to fall into bed now so goodnight everyone.

gailgale said...

Very unique and beautiful!!!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

What a gorgeous card, I dont have that particular border but I can see it done with any of my other borders or gemini dies, doing a little self back slapping for getting the plum cardstock, I love dark, jewel like colours. I have resolved to adding the ribbon to my list... I decided as my plan to do Ally Pally fell through I'm going to treat myself to make up for it so these talked about Hochanda shows, a few 'needs' I haven't yet picked up and a launch... I have my eye on quite a few so I need to make some decisions! Getting quite excited about it all tbh!

Mr W doesn't comment on the craft stuff, mostly cos I know how much he spends on his interests in a year so he knows he has no reason to complain! He has noted that the dies do seem to multiply to the point where the need for new storage seems to coincide with a SW die release or TV appearance... funny, that...!

Beth, you cracked me up today. To clarify, the rest of Billy the Lurcher was using the 2/3rds of the sofa I wasn't using. He can curl up in a little ball and just take up a chair or cram himself between Mr W and I but he does love to lounge, he's a master of the comic sleeping position as well as being able to stretch himself across the largest area possible (running dogs are called long dogs for a reason!) Lynda, you know he loves a cuddle/ to use me as a pillow! Both of you, please make sure you rest and recover and Lynda, give Annie a puppy hug from Billy x

Yvonne, sounds like you had a lovely time. Make sure you take time to recover too.

Lorraine, I hope you weren't arrested today(!) and enjoyed the weather! I'm not allowed to wear shorts in sight of the road for the fear of my pasty white legs dazzling drivers! I worked outdoors for years, in shorts and the darkest my legs got was off white!

Rebecca, the sunshine even reached us here on the east coast where it mingled with a nice north sea, chilly, northerly breeze, although I wasn't outside in it much, it did make the whole house brighter and warmer. Thank you for being my partner in crime (or grime, depending how it turns out, lol) in the "great glossy accents experiment", I look forward to the report on your findings and any research I do I shall share in return! I'd love to know too where your great grandmother was from too.

Steph, hows the wedding card coming along? I'd love to know what you decided to do.

I'm afraid ladies and gents, I write a lot more politely than I talk. Not so much "oh my giddy aunt", more like "oh f****** b***** b*******"!

Anyway, a late one today. I was up and out of bed but camped on the sofa, had a couple of little sleeps and (excitement time) went for a little drive to a local 24hr supermarket this evening for a basketful of bits Mr W can't get where he usually does our shopping. Got back just before 9pm, put the telly on and fell asleep again for an hour before Billy went for his bedtime wander round the garden so I am off to bed too. Wishing every one of you a Terrific Tuesday with hugs from me and wags and woofs from Billy to all those crafty, furry friends.

T x

NancyR said...

Beautiful! Love the deep plum color and the ribbon flower.

I am so excited to see one of our large online stores here in the USA is going to start carrying your dies! I was hoping for Crafter's Companion US, but alas not to happen.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, love the colour, the flowers and dies you have used.
Di B. x

Sandy H said...

A beautiful card with that lovely plum ribbon rose. I really must start looking at my border dies as potential backgrounds.
For anyone still having problems with the robot catcher, try using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser. After nearly tearing my hair out in frustration at the increasingly difficult pictures I was presented with and having to try again and again on another browser, Mozilla Firefox just lets me click on the 'I'm not a robot' box and bingo I get a tick.
Take care everyone.

Laura O said...

great card love the burgendy colour ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I was away from home all day yesterday so am very late in posting so this will be short and sweet. Gorgeous card and plum is one of my favourite colours and I just love the ribbon rose.
Lesley S x

Jill Berg said...

Gorgeous, love the border die and how you have layered it

barbara macaskill said...

What a spectacular creation!! I love this to pieces!! TFS!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, wow I like this card it's right up my street, beautiful just beautiful crafty hugs Julie xxx

Vie Carter said...

So very elegant, love this card

Looking forward to seeing your new die range


magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooooo Sue......absolutely stunning! Wow, what a beautiful rich and classy plum! I love what you have done with the Portugese border die and then shined the background up....oooo! Gorgeous Sue, just gorgeous! I was commenting last night and the computer decided to say that there was a bit of a devil in it and shut me down to start was a bit late to comment and have been busy today so it's a better late than never post......! xx Love Karen xx

Susi in Cyprus said...

Lovely card. I particularly like the frosted trees, now there's another die set for my list!

Still covered in a dust cloud here. Hope the weather's better where you are!
Take care,
Susi in Cyprus

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
So beautiful! Love the frost that you put on card and layout. These dies are so easy to use and cut so well.
Thank you,

Anne Chilvers said...

Absolutely stunning, love the frosted background and ribbon flower x

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love it.

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue,
it looks black on mine, but that just shows you
It will look beautiful in whatever colour,
Can not wait for your new dies sue,
I told my husband and he just gave me the look lol
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Anonymous said...

I love this butterfly die and have used it many times it makes a stunning card xx love yvonne bennett xx

TracyM #6773 said...

... I find it difficult to say anything but GORGEOUS when I look at your cards - they REALLY ARE GORGEOUS, a DELIGHT to my eyes!!!
LOVE your DELICATE layers and think that the plum contrast must look AMAZING in real life!!!

Desiree P said...

Such a pretty and delicate card. Love the plum colour.x

gailgale said...

Another Favorite!!!!
So Elegant!!!!
So Beautiful!!!!
So Stunning!!!!
I have to get this butterfly....

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