Monday, 21 September 2015

Thanks So Much

Hi crafters!  I'm back after a great weekend at Ally Pally!  I so enjoy seeing familiar faces and meeting new crafters from the blog too!  I was even able to sneak away for a few minutes and have a short get together with a group from Facebook and it was fabulous, a really great bunch!  Thank you for that and patiently waiting for all the comment game winners and card giveaway winners to be announced.  I will do that at the end of the post today.  For today's card, I have a lovely lilac floral themed creation.  I started by cutting a frame using the Ornate Pierced Design Noble dies.  While still in the die, I inked the frame with Shaded Lilac distress ink so you have a lovely white edge left once you remove it from the dies.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame.  I cut a Lattice Arched Adornment out of white card and added it to the inside of the frame so the edge just caught on the mounting foam.   I embossed another piece of white card using the Linen Texture embossing folder and seated my frame over it, trimming away the excess from around the bottom of the frame.  I added the frame to a larger piece of coconut white card and added pearl designs into each of the corners.  I stamped the Shaded Peony stamps in black and cut them out with the matching die.  I inked them with Shaded Lilac to match my frame.  I cut the stamped leaves and Maidenhair fern pieces and inked them with Forest Moss distress ink and arranged them around my flowers which I seated in opposite corners.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the Pierced Flags and tucked the end under my larger flower.  The card was then finished with a white pierced mat, a wisteria mat and a larger white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Heather Rogers!!!

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:
Elsie Smith!!!
Mavis L!!!
Mrs. B!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Sept. 13, the winners are:
Clare W!!!
TDQ Karen!!!
Jayne S!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Sept 14th, the winners are:
Patricia Howarth!!!
Karen Derbyshire!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Sept. 16th, the winners are:
Carol Edwards!!!
Lisa Hamer!!!
Yvonne May!!!

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

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Pam said...

Beautiful card to brighten this rainy Monday.
Congratulations Heater and all comment game winners, enjoy.
Hugs to all especially Molly and her grandparents Francis and Melody
Have a good day everyone

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful, love the vibrancy of the flowers.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. Love the flowers the colour is so vibrant. Pleased you had a good weekend at ally pally. Congratulations to all winners. JJxx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card,as ever I love your flowers. Glad that you had a great weekend at ally pally.
Congratulations to all those winners.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card thank you tracyw

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Thank you so much for the card I shall treasure it and see it has pride of place in my craftroom. Congratulations to all the other winners.

Thanks to Pam!

Todays card is great and I will study the process later with coffee. Thank you for sharing.

Crafty Hygs
Heather xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you.
Many congratulations to all the winners.
Have a rest now Sue. Take care Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, your flowers are just beautiful. Sue I am so glad you had a lovely time at Ally Pally. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

TDQ Karen said...

What a beautiful blue and love the lattice texture background.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you Sue, as I am very lucky to see my name among them xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card today, Sue, lovely colouring of the flowers and nice to see the linen EF 'in action'. Guess no relax time yet for you with the H shows coming up!
Well done to Heather on the card win, also to all of the comment winners too.
See you were up late, Melody - you shouldn't have the worry of this on top of everything else so let's hope your contact with the person puts an end to this. Hugs to Molly - come back soon!

'P' in Wales

A Happercrafter6 said...

A very pretty card with some lovely flowers. Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
So happy it was a good weekend at Ally Pally and congratulations to all of the winners today as well
The card is just beautiful, the colour is so eye catching, beautiful colouring too !
Muriel x

valerija said...

Beautiful and very elegant.
Valerija xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

Your weekend sounded great. I am so glad you enjoyed Ally Pally.Beautiful card today.


auscrafts said...

Very pretty card ,love he colour

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card to start the week. I love the Ornate Pierced Design Noble die, it is so pretty, and the colour is gorgeous (it is showing as more of a blue on my screen but I can easily imagine it in lilac. Beautiful flowers and the pearl corners are a lovely finishing touch.
I see my name on the Comment Game winners, what a lovely surprise: )Thank you Sue. Congratulations to all of the other lucky winners.
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Melody, I'm glad that you have got to the bottom of Molly's upset. This is the last thing your family needs isn't it but I hope your response to this awful person makes them feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves. Hugs to you and Molly. I wish she would come back, we all miss her.
Molly, please come back and tell us what you have been up to. If you don't you will have let that nasty person win and that wouldn't be right would it? Hugs to you.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the wisteria colour and the linen-look embossing folder. A gorgeous card altogether. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue this cold and rainy morning.
Another beautiful die you've given me an idea for a birthday card I need to make. Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners


Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is a beautiful card and your flowers always finish it off lovely, glad you had a good weekend at Ali Pali
Kathy x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card - I do like the flowers
Pat x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card and the lilac is gorgeous. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, love the arched adornment, beautiful.

Congratulations to all the winners

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue,I love the colour,must try the flowers as I have the stamps and they do look good,thank you, Linda x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. So happy you had a lovely weekend and it will be non stop for you as i am sure you will be doing more samples for your up coming shows on hochanda. Todays card is beautiful. The flowers are gorgeous as is the colour and you know i love my noble dies to make my frames. Congratulations to Heather on winning the wednesday card give away and to all the comment winners.
Take care everyone and come back Molly.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today!!!
Glad you had a good time!!!
Congratulations to all the winner's!!!
Hope Molly's ok!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is a stunning creation, love the colours, especially on the stamped flowers. Congratulations to all the winners. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely to have you back safe and sound from your hectic weekend at Ally Pally, you must have been really worn out. Beautiful card today, I so love the pierced edge dies, got both of the new sets as well now and they are great.

Congratulations to all the winners, you will be so pleased with your gifts.

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

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What a fabulous card. Love it! Hope you are having a rest day today after AP? Ha!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Such a pretty card, love the colour and those gorgeous flowers. Congratulations to the winners.x

Barbara Gosden said...

A beautiful card. Congratulations to the winners.
B xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue.
Glad you enjoyed your weekend and met loads of people.
Congrats winners!

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the colours you have used the whole design is beautiful. Ally Pally was such good fun I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very pretty card. Congratulations to all the winners.
Doreen R

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. You have no idea just how lost I have been without your wonderful blog this past week !! I hardly had any reception let alone internet connection so I've not seen a single sample card since the 12th before we went away, so I have lots to catch up on (in between hospital appointments ) !! And trying to get down a mountain of laundry - oh joy at least we came home without an addition to the family so a big relief all round.
I did manage to catch up last night with the facebook group you mentioned and the photos say it all, you all lit up AP with your happy smiles, what a beautiful card you received from the lovely ladies too, the group are still buzzing and so grateful that you put time aside for them. The badges were a great idea too.
I managed to see 5 minutes of your Northern Light card whilst getting our beach bag sorted, no wifi but free view tv ! Think I'd have preferred the WiFi as I have all your recent shows recorded, goodness knows when I'll get chance to watch them !!
Anyway today's card is gorgeous and I'm just longing to get back into my morning routine of coffee and catch up.
I need to get my head out of holiday mode first, then catch up with a week's worth of wonderful card's and Hochanda demo's plus get ready for market !!
So for now I will send a week's worth of hugs to you Sue and hope you are well.
Lancashire Steph xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and congratulation to all the winners x xhazel

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the dies that you have used and your design and colours are wonderful
Have a lovely day xxxxx
Debs A xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Pretty blue card today. Lovely combination of dies and those configurations are so useful.
Congratulations everyone - enjoy!
Anne M xx

Clai01 said...

Absolutely lovely card and many congratulations to all the winners. x
Glad Ally Pally went well Sue x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, I Just love those flowers,everything is so neat an precise.
I am such a messy crafter, I always gt a finger mark somewhere, tell people thats my signature!!!!!!!!
Glad everyone had a great day at A/P
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I absolutely love your noble dies .The colour you have used really makes this card pop .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely colour, stunning flowers. Congrats to the winners

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
from a very dark morning here in my part of Sheffield.
Autumn is moving in very quickly now and as we have the Equinox on Wednesday (the day and night will be of equal length)the daylight days are shortening.

What a beautiful way to start a day though one of your pieces of art to bring a smile to everyone's face. I love your chosen colours and although your format is simple your dies make this gift so elegant.

Have to make a bday card today in quick time as it needs to be posted at the latest by tomorrow so I only hope that my one little grey cell is working this morning.

Congratulations to all winners - enjoy your gifts.
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

Diane said...

Hi a Sue
Yet another pretty card today, love the flower stamps, they are a great focal point. I like the way the configeration die fills the space - I've got that one so must give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing.
Congratulations to Heather and all the comment winners , what a lucky bunch xxx
Molly sending you a hug, we are missing your lovely comments, come back and chat soon and tell us all your crafty news. Xxx
Love Diane G xxx
Oh yes Sue, I hope you have some rest time today xxx

Julie Elli said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Congratulations everyone.

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card again sue, really've had a busy few weeks. Chill out and take time for yourself for a deserve it!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card today. The intensity of the flowers is do pretty. Glad e erroneous e joyed Ally Pally.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue - will have to look out for that embossing folder.

Hopefully you can have a bit of a rest before your next shows.

Anne (Northampton)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card! Glad you had a great show at Ally Pally. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty card - love the flowers & the colours used!
Congratulations to all the winners !
Janette x

nattyboots said...

Hi sue
Glad you had a great time At Ally Pally
Loving todays card , so pretty.
Well done to all winners.
Elaine H X

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue.& friends,
What a lovely lilac treat for the start of the week, it's amazing how those stamps bring so much life into the peony flowers! Thanks for the inspiration Sue x
Congratulations to that huge list of comment game winners, especially my dear friend Sue ( mrs B) who I know will treasure her gift!
Molly, sweetheart please don't let anyone stop taking part in the blog you love so much, we are all looking forward to seeing your comments
Very soon.
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I do love this card,it has some of my favourite dies on it, unfortunately they are still on my wish list, but with Christmas coming I am hopeful that some of them, will fall into Santa's Sack. The colour is also on of my favourite one.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card today, love the colour and the flowers ,
Glad you had a good time at Ally Pall,
Well done to all the winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

Jan.moogie said...

I have got to get these ornate noble dies as they are gorgeous, I have the other noble dies but these are WOW. Love todays card Sue.Hugs xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Congrats to all the winners.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue , you must be exhausted and on cloud nine too with your very successful week. First your Hochanda weekend and then all the lovely ladies you met over the weekend. I love today's card, your noble dies are indeed very grand and beautiful. The peonie dies are so pretty. Thank you for all your hard work, you are such a dedicated lady ,always so happy and so full of inspiration. I am one of the very lucky comment game winners so thank you very much Sue x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love todays card and of course anything that has the piercing on!
It seems everyone enjoyed Ally Pally !
Well done to Heather and the comment winners!
Take care
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just adore this card and will be making this one later today. So excited about being one of the lucky winners today, you are such a generous, hardworking lady and it's a real pleasure to make such beautiful cards from your wonderful dies. Hope you are putting your feet up today! Best wishes

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Sounds like you had a blast at Ally Pally...

Gorgeous card today, love all the dies you've used and the very clever infill with that Arched Adornment, that die is also on the wish list...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners...


Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,love the dies and
the colour is one of my favourite's.
Marion H

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Sylvia Yates said...

Good morning Sue. SO pleased you had a great weekend at ally pally. Only sorry I wasn't able to be there. I love today's card. Using the noble dies to create the lovely frames really appeals to me .i like the colours you've chosen to use today very feminine. Have a good hugs from sylvia xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love these flowers. Colour looks more blue on my phone screen but gorgeous just the same.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, colours and flowers are divine.
Lorna D

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card today. I do so love the colour combination.
Glad you had a lovely time at Ally Pally.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care....L Rosie xxxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Glad you had a great time at Ally Pally :-) Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. Really like the colour, and the flower stamps make the flowers really stand out. Thank you. Xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, I do like the colours you have used, I think I need the stamps to go with the peony dies.
Sounds like you had a busy and enjoyable time at Ally Pally.
Congratulations to Heather and the comment winners.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love those flowers, use mine all the time. Glad you had a good time at Ally Pally

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today Sue in my favourite colour as well. It was lovely to see you on Saturday along with the ladies from the blog. Congratulations to all the comment winners especially Mrs B.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card love the colours and anything using the Noble dies lol! I'm so pleased that you got to spend time with some of your Facebook friends and to meet fellow Wilsonettes I wish I could have been there too. Congratulations to Heather on winning a card and all the other comment winners.
I've only just read about Molly please give her a hug from me and tell her that she should keep blogging and ignore the haters. Melody you should report her abusers to Facebook they shouldn't be allowed to bully Molly.
Hugs x
Heather T

Scottydog said...

Yet another beautiful card today Sue. I like the embossed linen background & also the colour combination and the flowers are beautiful! Congratulations to all the winners - you will need your own personal post office soon with all these goodies to post Sue!

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A dull day that has been brightened by this floral delight. Its really uplifting.
The maidenhairs are on my list but I forgot to pick em up at the weekend lol!
I shall be chilling today after a wonderful but busy weekend at Ally Pally with you all. I hope you will be relaxing too as you were non stop gal!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
have you recovered from your weekend's marathon? I bet you are "resting your voice" today. Can't believe the beautiful day we had yesterday, back up here it's raining so your card is just right for cheering me up. Plus it's good crafting weather, need to try out all my colour cloud colours.
Nobles rule ok (always have done) and those pierced ones are a welcome addition to anyone's arsenal. And your peonies - what is there to say other than "gorgeous".
Congrats to the winners and have a great day, everyone.
Hugs, Rose

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the flowers and the colours used and that beautiful die cut just peeking out with pearls is lovely.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

iReneM said...

A gorgeous design.

Sounds like you all had a great time at Ally Pally

Congrats to the winners :)


Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, so glad you had such fun at the Ally Pally, and Im sure your followers were thrilled to meet you to.
A stunning card I love the embossed background and the topper in the center with those gorgeous flowers are a real treat. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Craftyrn28 said...

Good morning Sue, glad you had a good weekend at Ally Pally, so jealous that I couldn't get but there is always next time. Love this mornings card, anyone would love to receive it. Congrats to all the winners

Jane Franklin said...

A beautiful card for a grey wet morning and my favourite colour too. Pleased you had a good weekend busy though I expect. Congrats to all the winners. Luv jxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
What a gorgeous card you've given us this damp wet Monday morning, it certainly has helped brighten up my day.
Congratulations Heather on winning the Wednesday give away card,
Congratulations also to the comment game winners. So pleased for all of you.

Hope you can relax today Sue after a very busy weekend. Love Brenda xxx

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card this morning as usual, the flowers are lovely. Congratulations to the winners, i am so excited as im one of them. Great start to a rainy morning.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I am absolutely 'over the moon' this morning, I've just seen my name in the Winners' list, thank you so much Sue, and congratulations to all the other lucky Winners !!
A gorgeous card, as always, showing us exactly what we can all achieve with paper and die-cuts, a beautiful creation.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nzillingworth said...


Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card. I love using the flower stamp and dies, it so much faster than cutting them by hand.
Annie P

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card today. Had a wonderful surprise this morning when I
looked at your blog I had won a prize!! Can't wait to receive it.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours you have chosen. The flower accents are so pretty.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card and flowers...
I love how the Lattice Arched Adornment Comes out...
Rolf xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Wendy L said...

Stunning, xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, The flowers are just gorgeous.
So glad you had a great time at AP, I think you should put your feet up and have a good rest now.
Congratulations to all today's winners, enjoy your prizes ladies.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful beautiful card today. Love the colours I love the flowers and the colours are so nice. Thank you for sharing. Congrats to all the winners. Hugs Heather.x

Sue MacFall said...

So pretty, thank you Sue
from another Sue!!!

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes; Firstly I would like to convey how pleased I was to hear that you had a great time at AP this weekend, I’m sure that yourself, John, Julia etc are quite exhausted but I guess it was all worthwhile meeting so many wonderful crafters & doing what you love to boot x x x A stunning card Sue, with some fabulous eye-catching detail, the Linen Texture EF is very striking & the Lattice Arched Adornment is perfectly placed to give depth & to draw those gorgeous peonies together, the pierced flag & Noble are also among my favourite dies. I have some of the pearl corner designs so I really must use them more often as they are very pretty & delicate, thank you for refreshing my mind as to what I have in my stash (makes me sound like a bit of a hoarder; Lol), but above all thank you for sharing your exceptional talents with us Sue as always it is very much appreciated. Hope you are taking advantage of a well earned rest? x x x

Congratulations HEATHER on being the winner of Sue’s elegant Wed’ card, I’m dancing the merry Irish jig for you my friend, & of course I’m whooping with joy for the lucky comment winners; I’m so pleased for you all, enjoy your lovely prizes ladies x x x

STEPHANIE; lovely to see you back with us, I do sympathise that you weren’t able to visit this magnificent blog whilst on holiday, I felt the same when in Cornwall. Hope you had a lovely time & don’t forget to drag yourself away from that humongous pile of laundry & catch up with Sue’s divine cards & the comments x x x

YVONNE; sincerely hope you are okay my friend & recovering from AP, I’m sure you have some wonderful memories meeting with Sue & friends; any chance that you may be up to going to AP in the spring, would be great to meet you? Miss you & your wonderful comments & anecdotes so look forward to seeing you back soon, & I bet someone else has missed you aswel; – not the same without the complete friendly duo of Thelma & Louise bantering back & forth. Take care my friend (((HUGS))) x x x

REBECCA; hope all is well my friend have missed your comments, hope to see you back soon x x x

HELEN; I am shy like you with new people, you wouldn’t think so; Lol but I’m so pleased that you were able to take that first step & what a lovely, generous idea of YVONNES to pass on a sticky badge, that had obviously helped to break the ice for you & through all the nerves you have some wonderful memories to remember the day. X x x

‘P’ IN WALES; Hey I like that my friend, very clever indeed. Did hubby ever apologise for calling you a ninny, I can understand the being cross part but a ‘ninny’ that is way down low; Lol x x x

LORRAINE; sorry to hear you have been poorly, hope you will feel better soon my friend. Glad I could help & so glad to hear that you don’t have to drag your poor mum, literally’ by the hair to AP in spring, she must be quite relieved that the potential for being scalped is no longer on the agenda; Lol - mmmm! I don’t remember inviting an old reprobate to stay but you’re very welcome Laine but I think we will all feel a little deflated if you didn’t get up to some cheeky mischief & live up to your reputation just a little, maybe?; in that case I would need to be brave & if another lovely crafter takes up the offer of the comfy fold-up to break up the travel you might have to be brave too; double Lol. As for Yvonne assertions I like to give anyone the benefit of the doubt– so come on, admit it my friend we all know that you are missing the hilarious banter between you both same as we all are as you cheer us up no end & you both click so amazingly together, hey just to say I loved the “tumbleweed across the screen” expression – very funny; Lol... Ps I live in Northamptonshire x x x

I must close now my friends Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue, Molly & family & lovely Wilsonettes Beth B x x x

Ann Caves said...

simply divine great colour combo

Caroljsmith said...

Just love the flowers on this card sue . Hope you had a good weekend at ally pally .

IVY Cheong said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. I love this card and the colours. Take care, Ivy xx

Love2papercraft said...

Greetings Sue & WW!
Today's card is another beauty! As you said, inking the frame while still in the die, really does create such a pretty effect, especially when pulling the same color into the flowers. Although my inking & coloring skills are not on par with yours Sue! Practice is what I need...and lots of it!
It sounds like a good time was had by all at Ally Pally. Diane you literally put blood, sweat & tears into getting there! You poor dear! But I love how you still enjoyed yourself and put your best (although wounded) face forward- not letting the fall ruin all your fun. I do hope u r feeling better and have enjoyed some play time with your purchases.
Beth B you have further cemented my belief of what a wonderful person you are by your offer of shelter along the way for future Ally Pally hopefuls! I'm pleased to know Laine won't have to resort to dragging her poor mum by the hair to get there, as I think that might raise a few alarms, not to mention a few weapons! Come April, I wouldn't want to hear on the news that there is a stand-off at a craft expo in London between the authorities & a woman in silk pj's who is wielding a cat on a leash in one hand and a full grown woman by the hair in the other - all the while shouting and drooling about meeting Sue Wilson! Beth, see the crisis your generosity has potentially averted? Oh and despite my admiration for you, you are not off the hook for your funny story. I've witnessed the disappearance of posts (not just my own) first hand, so I believe you. But I am selfish enough to want to read it anyway, so when you get a chance, please do type it up again :-) I found myself without words (shocking, I know), when trying to think of a funny story in anticipation of our "not going to Ally Pally" blog exchange. Not because I haven't done silly or embarrassing things, (heck, every time I open my mouth, I'm at risk for that) but because I was intimidated by the pressure of trying to be funny I guess. I certainly enjoyed the ones I read tho!
Wheely Bad - all was quiet in my house at 3 or 4 in the morning yesterday when I got in bed and began to read the posts of the day. That is, until I read yours and busted out laughing! Not once, but 3 times! If I woke any of the humans, they never told me, but I did get a curious stare from Kitty Lou (my grandpug, who was curled up sleeping next to me). Thank you so much for sharing!
On a different note, some mentioned they wanted people to post pictures from Ally Pally - where would they do that and how could I view them? FB seems like a logical place, but I haven't been able to find Sue there (ha, maybe that's intentional on her part!) There are way more people with the name Sue Wilson than I would have guessed.
Based on comments, I don't think I'll be downloading the newest ISO update! I appreciate the warning but am sorry it came at anyone's expense. I do hope everyone gets their devices straightened out!
Molly - there is a quote I remember (but I don't recall the author) in times like these: "Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." Whoever said the rude things on FB is clearly very weak and small-minded. Please don't give her the satisfaction of silencing you. Come back to our warm embrace!
Cheryl, although I am, for all intents & purposes, a stranger to you and yours, please know that I am sending heartfelt condolences your way. I hope the knowledge that there are people from different parts of the world expressing sorrow for your family's loss provides you some small measure of comfort.
I never comment on everything I want to -(hey! Is that a round of applause I hear?) and today is no exception, but I'm at the dropping my phone while falling asleep stage so I will bid you all adieu & hugs. Rebecca in Colorado

Love2papercraft said...

Ps congrats to all the winners! Well done & enjoy :-)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I just love, love, love this style of card, so pretty. SueL x

Paula said...

Another beautiful card Sue! I love the colours, the wisteria isn't one I've used yet but I must. :)
Congratulations to the winners.
Paula x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. One of my favourite colours lilac. I love your beautiful peony flowers and fern spray. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Tressa said...

The more I see the peony dies and stamps used the more I like them as they work with so many colours. I like the colour combination used and the results are beautiful.

I would congratulate all last week's winners of Sue dies and cards but I am so green with envy I have had to lie down and am seriously thinking of calling my GP to deal with this severe case of jealousy syndrome!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the flowers. Hope you get a rest today after a marathon weekend and a mother one coming up. Congratulations to Heather on winning your card and too all the comment game winners
Welcome back Steph hope you had a good holiday even though there was no wifi

Hugh's and best wishes everyone

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
First of all, congratulations to all last week's winners:)
I love this card, Sue. I've fallen in love with the flower stamps and matching dies and they are way up there on my wish list along with the winter trees :).
I'm glad you had a great put your feet up for a few and enjoy some coffee. Bejay xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful card, I have just got the Noble rectangles so love seeing examples of their use.
So many of your other dies are on my wish list.
Not been on your blog for ages so lots to look at

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning the lovely Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I love this card Sue, everything about it just adds to it's beauty and enhances it even more. The peony flowers look so lovely stamped and die cut and coloured to match in with the frame. Your little lattice adornment dropping from the inside of the frame looks so pretty and adds that little something to a "plain" frame. Love the little pearl flower and leaf corners, they are just so pretty and cute. A beauty that anyone would love to have standing on their bookshelve or mantel piece, thank you Sue for another work of art. SO glad that you had fun at your "work" over the past few days as it will be a way of having faces to names that you know but have never seen and meeting all your dedicated fans who love you.
Well yesterday i went through to a little village called Forth in Lanarkshire and got my boy a kilt, hose(socks to non Scots), flashes for the hose, winged shirt and navy cravat for the wedding that we are going to in a fortnights time just trying to get him the jacket that he wants as he likes the Argyle jacket and waistcoat. The kilt was an ex hire one that they were selling off their stock so it cost me just £25 for a proper heavy weight wool 8 yrd kilt which is fantastic but the whole lot came to £35 which i think was an absolute bargain. I've ordered up his shoes, an adults sghian dubh as his is a wee laddies one that he has and a new belt buckle since i was a numpty and put back his belt and buckle to the hire shop 6years ago. Oh is he going to look handsome even though i say it myself as i only ever see him in joggies and thin t-shirts these days. Kirstens fiance has adamently refuses to wear a kilt so is going in a suit with a bright pink tie that she is making him wear as it will match her dress. Heee hee hee, he would have been better off in the Kilt with the navy cravat like Rory.
Well congratulations to all of the winners in the comment game and Heather who has won the stunning card, i hope that gives you as much inspiration as well as happiness flower.
Love and crafty hugs to all the lovely Wilsonette Angels that need them,
Norah (Glenochil)

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Good Monday to you all Sue you are an inspiration I love today's card the flowers are so very pretty and I think I NEED them.
Glad you had a great ally pally show I am hoping to visit next year again and look forward to visiting you just to say hello
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prizes
Hugs to anyone that needs one
Take Care
Theresa G x

Ruth Kidd said...

Morning Sue. I love the colour combination you've used today. And that pierced frame really sets everything off beautifully.

Hope you can get a bit of a rest now after the busy time you've had at Hochanda and Ally Pally.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Hugs, Ruth x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, so pleased that you had a good time at Ally Pally. I know you would have been rushed off your feet but the adrenalin kicks in to keep you going, doesn't it. Hope you are having a reasonably quiet day today.
Today's card is beautiful and I love the textures, colours and your stamping

Congratulations to Heather on being the Wednesday Winner and to the many comment game winners also - lots of familiar names, I like it. Hope you all enjoy your goodies.


Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful card I really love the flowers and the colours you have used. Glad you had a good weekend now have some rest and relaxation.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Back again - what's this? I hear you ask. I love this card. Such a beautiful colour and those flowers are fabulous. Thank you for taking time out to meet your fans and for being such a generous lady giving away your test pieces. We did have a great time there. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Theresa Pace said...

this is so pretty and delicate. love it, hugs xx

CraftyJo said...

Loving the 'Wedgewood-like' colouring here :)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I'm glad you had a great weekend!!!
Beautiful card today!!!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such a pretty card. The colour and floral embellishments are lovely, I really like the background of the Noble die. Thanks for sharing.

I'm pleased you enjoyed Ally Pally.

Congratulations to Heather Rogers for winning the Card Giveaway and all the lucky winners of the Comment Game.

Best wishes

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
First of all congratulations to all the winners! There are a lot. You are a very generous lady Sue.
I'm so glad you had a lovely time at Ally Pally but I'm sure you are a bit tired today. I don't think you'll be alone in that either.
I do love today's card . The flowers are beautiful and the stamp makes them look totally different . I don't have the peonies - yet!
Melody - I have read yesterday's post - so very very sorry you have had to deal with this.
Molly - please come back very soon! Tell us what techniques you have been practising ? I've been having a go at letter pressing.
Saba - stay safe of the high seas please!
Diane - hope you feel less sore today!
Lots of love,
Myra xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I am liking the peony stamp an die more and more every time I see them, and as it's my birthday in a couple of weeks I will be dropping a few hints.
Margaret xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely card and the pearl adornments are beautiful. The Peony stamps and dies are next on my shopping list as I have loved all the card you have used them on.

Love and hugs

Vie Carter said...

Congrats to all the very lucky winners

I too had a lovely day on Saturday at Ally Pally, so great to see you again Sue

Today's card is lovely and I love the colour choice


Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & Friends
First Sue my comment yesterday wouldn't publish I trie three times with no luck
it was a very late one so not sure if that had anything to do with it maybe the same when trying to leave SANDRA comment on her blog.
Yesterday's card was Gorgeous love the colours & everything about it.
Today's card is stunning I love everything the flower's & folage coloured perfectly the noble frame it's all beautiful think I must get the peonie flowers after all. I had a lovely day Saturday at Ally pally it was lovely seeing you again Sue & thank you for having you photo taken with me again. It was so lovely seeing you demo the Northern Lights card up close it was amazing seeing it come alive. I must try it
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx
I had a good time at Ally Pally meeting up with friends MARIA,SANDRA,SUE (Mrs B) PAT BRENDA LITTLELAMB BRENDA L,MARGARET P,TRES &DIANNE YVONNE., DIANNE I hope you are feeling better after your fall your poor face your very brave have you got any bruises. Take care Hug's xxx

Molly please come back missing your comments please don't let that horribal FB person stop you from commenting we all love you& miss you.I for one love reading what you are up to & telling us about your crafting. Sending you ((((((Hug's))))))) & Love for you & all your family Lynda xxxx

TOB THERESA when is your opperation hope you haven't got a long wait x
sending ((((((Hug's )))))) & love Lynda xx

NORAH oooo I bet RORY will look amazing in his kilt can you send a picture of him on Sandra's blog I would love seeing

Love & Hug's for all my friends& hug's all Wilsonlettes xxx

Anonymous said...

This card is really beautiful and, once again, you've used two items I have on my wish, now I can see how they actually look after being cut and embossed. Love them both. Nice colors, too.

Congrats to the winners....

Jan D., Florida, USA

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning card today Sue. The flowers are so lovely. Ally Pally sounds as though it was a great weekend. Hope youenjoyed it.
well done to everyone who won a prize today.
Love Val in Spain x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Congrats to all the winners.


Tracy Welham said...

Stunning! Gorgeous colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Sandy.n. said...

Just a beautiful card. Lovely choice of colour.

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card! Every thing about it is wonderful!
Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes !
Sending a Special Big Hug to Molly XO
Sorry this is so short , I'm still having to use my phone and it's so fiddly.
Hugs to all xo

Brooke b said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again. So glad that you had a great weekend. JB xxxx

julie laz said...

Beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is such a beautiful card Sue

congratulations to the winners
Gr Karin

Lynda's craft's said...

Sorry I forgot congratulations all the lucky prize winners enjoy your prizes especially Sue ( Mrs B)
Hug's Lynda xx

terrie said...

yes, your card turned out really nice...tfs
well done Sue...

Congrats to all the winners.

Micky French said...

Stunning card Sue, love it
I'm glad you had a nice weekend
Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prize
Hugs Michelle xxxx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to all 13 winners!! Enjoy your goodies!
This is another gorgeous creation!! I am in love with it!! TFS!

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card & love the beautiful flowers & the colour is perfect.
Love your noble as they create beautiful frames for numerous styles of cards.
Gorgeous card & love everything about it.

Glad you had a great time at Ally Pally at the weekend & maybe I'll be able to come & see you next year...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the flowers.. The ornate die cut is very beautiful!! Love the pearls..
Moxie Craftie

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Great to see you again at the Ally Pally. We had a really good day and of course spent lots of pennies!! Love todays card, the noble dies are fantastic and very versatile.
Kind regards,

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, nice to see some stamping and the flowers look great, thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Txcowgirl said...

Another winner of a card Sue. Love the blue and green floral elements. Very nice arrangement also. Congratulations to all the winners.

Angela Wade said...

Good evening from Nairobi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes
We're spending the night here, with the Malibu storks in the trees and Black Kites flying outside the hotel, before heading to Lake Naivasha lunchtime tomorrow.

I'm glad you had a great time meeting your adoring fans over the weekend, Sue.

Congratulations Heather and all the many comment winners. Well done ladies :-)

Nearly forgot to say, I like today's florally card :-)

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,
Angela in Nairobi Xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Hellooo Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

Yet another gorgeous card from you Sue, the last few days have seen some glorious creations. And I am so glad your shows were such a success at Ally Pally. Take time out now for a rest.

Rather late in the day for me to leave comments, I have been catching up with all the posts since my Grandson's funeral.
Thank you all for your lovely supportive comments and the outpouring of love and hugs you have shown and sent to me and family during this unhappy time in our lives.

It has distressed me greatly though, that some 'saddo' could leave such miserable, nasty comments on a young girl's FB page. How very dare you? Is your life that unhappy that you feel you need to upset somebody younger and more talented than yourself?
You certainly do not show the true comradeship that comes from all of Sue's supporters.
You have sucked the happiness out of young Molly through your twisted jealously and your sneering when she shares her little stories of hope and fears for her beloved Nan & Granddad is nothing less than disgraceful, and I sincerely hope that all the support from Sue's followers will show her that not everybody behaves like you. Molly, you are every bit as entitled as the rest of us to leave comments for Sue and I applaud you Molly, for being the 'adult' here when you tried to explain yourself to her.
Melody, you are very right in persuading her to come back, she has nothing to fear from the rest of us. We all support each other in our times of woe and it always gives me an warm, immense sense of pleasure that so many people care about us even though we only know of each other on this blog.
PLEASE come back Molly, I would love to hear more from you as do many others.
I am sending warm, fuzzy, comfort blanket (((((hugs))))) to you, Nan & Granddad and your family wrapped in Christian love. Take heart my little flower, don't waste time on those who suck happiness out of you, they cannot see your true worth. Their envy, spite and jealously blinds them.

To all those who need a ((((hug)))) right now, they are flying off to find you.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the way you inked in the die to leave the white edges. I'm going to try that technique. Have a lovely day.

Hilscc said...

Lovely card, Blue and Green should never be seen or so the saying goes....not in this case the flowers are lovely x

ursula said...

Congratulations all....a super duper card today Sue, you make it look so easy. Those flowers are just so beautiful...You need to put your feet up now Ally Pally is over, you must be exhausted, but sounds like you had a great time......luv Ursula xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card to brighten up a very dull and wet Monday. It's sounds as though you had a wonderful albeit busy time at Ally Pally, would have loved to have been there.
Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card today that will brighten up anyone's day. Glad hear Ally Pally was good and maybe one day will be able to join you there.

Congrats to all the winners

Jan from Long Island said...

Oh what a beautiful card! I love the colors, those gorgeous dies and that awesome embossing folder!!! It sounds like Ally Pally was a huge success with the exception of Diane's fall. Hope you're feeling better Diane! Rebecca, I believe I've found the Facebook group. If I'm correct, it's "All things Sue Wilson's by Creative Expressions". Congratulations to all of the lucky winners! Molly you are missed, please come back! Have a beautiful day everyone (I guess it's evening in the enjoy your evening)!!!

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card Sue, I absolutely love those flowers.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners

Linda xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Pleased you had good time at Ally Pally - everyone certainly seems to have enjoyed it. Congratulations bro all of the very lucky winners. Today's card is simply stunning. Really like everything about it!
Molly, please come back and leave your comments. No real Sue supporter will think you silly. Everyone here loves hearing about your crafting and your grandad and nan. Take no notice of the horrible person who is so very cowardly and spiteful, that daren't even leave her name. Sending you a very special hug.
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxxx

liz spooner said...

Those flowers are just so beautiful Sue, I think I must get them.xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad everything went well at Ally Pally. I can't get enough of your products and am waiting for the latest order to arrive. my family also loves the cards that I make with them. Here's one that I made for my mum's birthday last year.

Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi Sue
It was nice seeing you on Saturday at Ali Pali spent loads of money on creative expression stall just getting over the shock.
Well worth it just need to get some cards out. lol
The card is lovely I love the colours they blend in so well I love the way the leaves sit under the flowers.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is just gorgeous, I love the linen back ground.
Well done to the winners.
Zena xx

TOB said...

Beautiful card, so glad you enjoyed yourself at Ally Pally. Congrats to all winners
Hugs Theresa xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a gorgeous card! Congratulations to all of the lucky ducks who won!

Jean Bullock said...

This is so pretty. I pinned as usual.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Shaded lilac is one of my favourite colours so I love this card. Glad you had a good weekend and hopefully have had a bit of a rest today.
Beverley W

patwyn said...

Beautiful card, Sue and I love, love love the flowers - of

I am glad you enjoyed Ally Pally and seeing so many Wilsonettes.

Diane : so sorry to hear of your fall, but good on you for not letting it spoil your day. Hope you are recovering now.

Congrats to Heather and all the other winners. Enjoy your goodies.

Pat xxx

Karen Drew said...

A very beautiful card. Love the bright colour of the flowers

Karen xx

Susi in Cyprus said...

Hi everyone, greetings from sunny Cyprus. I'm catching up with all the lovely cards I've missed over the last week, and congratulations to the lucky winners.

I had a very difficult week, which is the reason for my absence. . I had been feeling very tired, but on the Tuesday I had a dizzy turn which resulted in a bad fall. I hurt my head and back and couldn't get myself up. My poor mother (85 tomorrow) hadn't a hope. Fortunately a friend phoned just at the right time and was here in two minutes to help. To cut a long story short, I spent Wednesday having tests at the Oncology Centre, which resulted in a blood transfusion on Friday. Anaemic again, but hopefully on the mend now.

Molly, I just can't believe how you have been treated. A grown adult bullying someone so much younger is just disgusting! Many others have said it, and I agree with them. Come back to the blog, we love to read your comments. Don't let the bully win!

Sending hugs to anyone who needs them,
Susi in Cyprus

Dawn Holben said...

Another stunner today Sue, I love the stamped flowers and the linen effect
embossing in the centre as It adds a beautiful bit of texture.
Hope you have managed some rest after the busy weekend you had.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, hopefully you will now get a little breather, before your next Hochanda appearance, so glad you enjoyed Ally Pally. Today's card is beautiful, love the colour combination. Take care and not forgetting congratulations to all the winners, Linda.

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
Love this card, so versatile.
Liz xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fab card Sue, love the flowers.
Rosemary xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A stunning card, beautiful flowers and embossing texture.

Laura O said...

great card love the flowers ,Laura O

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card,so pretty.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her Wilsonette crew!

What a gorgeous card to begin the week with. I love the colour combination though it looks more blue than lilac on my screen it only serves to enhance its beauty for me. The Noble collection must be the most essential sets to own in your entire collection- funny that I should say this cos when they first came out I struggled to see their endless potential, how stupid am I? That's why I need your limitless brilliance to show me the light, without your inspiration I would be a third rate crafter without any creative flair so Thankyou for helping me to push my limitations furtherxxx I also adore the stamped peonies, I managed to source them on ebay a couple of weeks ago and I am looking forward to trying them out soon. Note to self though, buy the configurations dies quick smart!
I have a confession to make, I'm ashamed to say that I am still avoiding my dreaded male 80th birthday cards for my uncle- rather than face my fears head on I spent the afternoon on my laptop looking at lottery winning houses with my Mum! I managed to find a few prospective properties but failed to choose the dies and design for my cards. Tomorrow is another day so Scarlett O'hara once said and given the choice of a mountain of ironing and an afternoon getting covered in microbeads and diamond snow I think I might just bite the bullet after all.
Janet, you fill me with foreboding, the Autumn Equinox and shorter daylight hours fill me with dread- I know I'm not alone in feeling a wave of depression at this time of year, but apart from a light box ...or latterly a sun bed...I find that getting stuck into Christmas cards gives me that warm fuzzy glow instead.
Sushi, sorry to hear about your health woes, hopefully the transfusion will put a spring back in your stepxxxx
Steph, lovely to have you back, hope you managed to recharge your batteries- your back in plenty of time for Sues shows at the weekend.
Beth, do you really know what your letting yourself in for? To be given carte blanche to behave disgracefully will no doubt turn my Mum grey overnight at the mere thought! She likes to keep me on a tight leash, preferring to avoid introducing me in polite company so having the freedom to let rip may lead to dramas, arrests and tears if past experience is anything to go by! Shall I bring a barrel of gin to get us started?
Rebecca, I want to hear Beth's story too, and you my dear should never feel intimidated about appearing humourous because you are clearly a natural- like you, every day brings an opportunity to embarrass myself:-)
All things Sue Wilsons crafts is the Facebook page your looking for if I'm not mistaken, there's a lovely pic of Sue and palsxx
You have a bizarre, though not entirely inaccurate vision of me as an eccentric, marginally insane, cat loving lunatic, do you think it might put people off?
Yvonne, missing you babes, hope you are feeling ok after the excitement of didn't get arrested again surely?

Crafty hugs


Lorraine Eastwood said...

Forgot to say congrats to the lucky recipients of this weeks giveaways, hope you enjoy your prizes girls, nice to see so many familiar names.
Your generosity never ceases to amaze me Sue, thanksxxxx

Crafty hugs,


hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Elegant card. Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous card Sue and I love this colour x I love the Pierced Noble dies they just give that bit of wow! So so glad that you had a fantastic time at Ally Pally and met so many of your wonderful followers from Facebook. You're such a lovely, kind and caring lady xx Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners! Wonderful! Congratulations to you too Heather on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! Wonderful! :) xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family xx Sending love and hugs too to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too xx Come back Mollie, we miss you xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the use of the lattice adornment die and the flowers are springlike - just what I needed after such a dull, wet day. Pleased that you enjoyed Ally Pally and had time to have a chat with some of your followers.
Congratulations to Heather and all the comment winners.
Laine - find your stories lovely to read. My Mam used to say she could only ever take us somewhere twice - the second time to apologise!
Susi and Diane - I hope that you are both feeling better soon. Hugs. Sue XXX

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the peony flowers and the shaded lilac colour is so pretty.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for all the inspiration.
Heather Treble

Susan White said...

Such a pretty card today, and so many winners - you are such a talented and generous lady Sue. Hope you've got your feet up after being at the shows all weekend? Susan x

carol edwards said...

I forgot to say congratulations to Heather on winning the card and congratulaions to all the other comment winners like myself.

nannapat said...

Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally Sue. Today's card is lovely, beautiful colours. Pat x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! I just LOVE this card !! I took a photo of this card at Alley Palley as it caught my eye and I fell in love with it. I just wish I was taller as even standing on tip toes with my mobile phone I still could not get close enough for a decent shot at it !! I am so glad you made it today's post !! It is gorgeous and I really love those very striking Peony flowers. I bought them from you at the show on Saturday. Yaaaay !! I had been after both sets of them for ages and I even managed to get the matching stamps to. I am one very happy bunny !! I think the frame made with the Noble Dies is fabulous. I love the whole card and I may try and have a go at my own version of this one Sue as I love it so much !! Great colour combo to. Thank you for sharing another great card today. Sending you lots of love and big hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card - congrats to all the winners

Shirley T.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love the colours, I liked yesterdays card too but was too tired to comment.

Gosh, where to start?! I just read 2 days worth of comments to catch up...

Cheryl, I'm sorry I didn't notice or post earlier but I'm so sorry for your and your families loss.

Congratulations to all the giveaway winners x

Steph, I hope you had a wonderful holiday (despite missing Sue's blog) and you were able to relax and see the sights where you were staying. Lovely to have you back x

Rebecca, I'm glad my humiliation provided entertainment and made it up to those who couldn't get to Ally Pally. Did laugh out loud writing it/ remembering it! It dawned on me that the kid would be around 20 now! Hopefully he hasn't been too severly traumatised lol

Norah there's no sight better than a man in a kilt. Rory will look smashing and wow, you got a real bargain!

Melody, I miss your Mollys posts. Tell her not one of us think she's silly, actually we think the opposite. Her posts make my day sometimes, it might be the enthusiasm she shows for her craft, or the way she writes (I used to work with kids her age and do miss it) or the love she shows for her family... I dont know what it is but she brightens my day and I'm guessing I'm not the only one. I agree 100% with what Norah said yesterday too. Tell her we don't want this bully to win, we want our Molly back! Sending hugs to all the family x

Billy had his yearly jabs today, there was an issue at the vets and they were running late so Billy had to see a man vet... Billy much prefers lady vets but he had his thunder shirt on and was being a brave lad. Man vet was very nice and gentle, Billy feeling a bit sorry for himself this evening as he normally does after his jabs. I feeling like an idiot this evening. I checked my hospital letter this evening, it is an appointment the hospital rearranged but the way they put the time in the letter made it look at first glance like the time hadn't changed... well, it had. Appointment is at 11:40am so we have to leave at 8:45am and hope there's no problems getting there. Not what I needed, when it arrived I wasn't at all well so no wonder the mistake was made but the way it was set out wasn't helpful either. Hopefully they will understand that and lay out the letters better in future. I'm not in a great place tbh so now may be the worst time for a hospital appointment but as just getting there was so hard I can't turn it down. Chances are I'll be too tired to comment tomorrow and possibly for a few days after. Don't be concerned, like Arnie "I'll be back!"

Sending hugs to all of you. Will be thinking of you all tomorrow as it will cheer me up! Sending extra hugs to those who need them for any reason,

T x

karenlotty said...

Congrats to winners Today's card is so pretty I love the colour and adding a little bit of green really makes it all pop

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card again Love the card, colour, everything about it.
Di B. x

Eunice said...

Such a lovely card Sue. The color is heartwarming. Congrats to all the winners!

melody said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card to start the week off, the noble dies are a favourite of mine an the flowers look lovely. Take Care Melody xxxxxxx

Glad to hear lots of fun was had by all at ally pally xxx

I see Molly as not left a comment again today but I know she as read everything you have all said. Sue also sent her some encouragement. She is feeling a little shy right now I think. Thank all of you so much xxXxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Outstanding creation today. Lots of texture and bling!

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and the pearls on the corners look splendid.
A real classy card!!!
sharon :)

Jean said...


Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Think the Peony dies and stamps need to jump up my wishlist.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Molly hurry back here soon, we miss you.
Take care everyone

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely to see you at Ally Pally. We enjoyed our day immensely.

Stunning card - love all the colours and flowers.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Lesley Thomas said...

Congrats to all the winners! Sue, it seems as if you are getting more comments every day! Love the card as usual, the flowers are so well done.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Lovely card. The flowers look so pretty. Debra x

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