Sunday, 27 September 2015

Thinking Of You

Good Sunday morning all!  I started by cutting the Canadian Background out of milk card.  I left a wide border around it and added some paper piercing to it. Next I used the inner shape from the Porto die to cut an aperture in the centre of the background before putting mounting foam on the back to raise it for dimension.  I cut two of the Elegant Lace Edgers and added them into the sides of the aperture for a little extra detail.  I selected Duck Egg blue card and backed it so that the blue showed through the cut out areas in the Canadian Background.  I added 3mm cream flatback pearls to the centres of all the decorative squares in the background.  I cut two thin frames using the inner shapes from the Portuguese collection, one in milk and one in duck egg blue.  I added some thin pieces of mounting foam and raised the frame up and placed it around the opening of the aperture.  Next I stamped Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Occasion Sayings in black on milk card and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I coated it with Diamond Snow for extra shimmer, then mounted behind my centre framed aperture.  I made two felt flowers using the Diagonal Foldover Flower die set and seated them on a piece of cream tulle.  I added Splendid Swirls and Mosaic Leaves around the flowers as accents.  I completed the card with more paper piercing of a milk card mat, a thin duck egg blue mat and one more milk mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" in size.

Now for the Weekly Comment Game winners.  This week's winners are:

Sheila Aberdeen!!!

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

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. The touch of blue just enhances the detail.
Congratulations to all comment winners.
Happy Sunday everyone.

melody said...

Hi Sue, might as well do my comment for today's card being I only just done yesterday's, it's a gorgeous card sue my favourite background die. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Live the background and the flowers
Congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you.
I will catch up today on yesterdays brilliant shows.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I think this is my favourite background (so far) and I love how you've cut the aperture and framed it.
Had fabulous news yesterday - the pathology on the ovarian tumour I had removed a couple of weeks ago has come back all clear so whilst I'm still feeling rough from the surgery the relief is immense.
Congratulations to all the winners. Sue XXX

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue. Congrats all winners.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue. Just catching up with yesterday's shows whilst waiting for 4 paws and husby to gain consciousness again so I can get the bedding done and on the line before we start getting sorted for the craft/farmers market, it's been ages since we've seen you demo the shaving foam technique in fact I bought the container and foam when I first saw you do it and it's still un-used , that has to be at least 2 years ago so you have given me a kick up the boutie to get playing lol.
I just love this morning's treat, and the Canadian background has come out to play again which is so pretty.
Still have a few shows left to watch, but that will be my treat for when I get back later today, rest my painful body with you and a hot coffee as my prescription lol.
I will leave you with love and hugs for the day and hope it's a lovely one for you, and my dear special friends here and on our special FB page.
Congrats to all winners. Enjoy your treat.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Beautiful card again today Sue and I have to say I really enjoyed your shows and techniques. I sat and made some of your backgrounds while watching the show so I was quite unexpectedly productive!

Crafty hugs
Heather xx

Heather Rogers said...


Congratulations to the winners!

Heather xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card the touch of colour really sets it off.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today, and I love the colour combo. Fabulous shows yesterday, your demos are so inspiring:-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great card - your Canadian border is lovely
Pat x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card I do love these flowers, watched all your shows last night and they were fabulous as usual
you were great and they seemed different some how really enjoyed them. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx
ps fabulous news craftysue you must be ecstatic.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Perfect card, Canadian background and blue in one card - wow !! My 6 year old grand daughter just saw this and said it is super pretty!! We are having a craft afternoon,
have a lovely Sunday and congratulations to the winners,
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue, Canadian background is one of my favourites(saying that I have so many ! ) Enjoyed your shows and learnt a few things. Hope you have a well earned rest today. Congratulations to all the winners. JJxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card using one of my favourite dies.
Your demos on Hochanda were great - thanks for so many ideas. Hope you manage something of a break and relaxation today.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Your Hochanda shows were great ! what a marathon day! You did so well to keep demonstrating for so long. So many great ideas.
Love canadian background so any card you do with it will be special. Lovely - as usual.
Anne M xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for using the Canadian background die for today's card, another stunning design that I can try myself. Congratulations to the winners.x

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, love that background die, xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card using one of my favourite background die and flower die. Yesterday's shows were fabulous and full of excellent demos. I particularly liked the demo using tissue paper (did the cosmic shimmer PVA glue work?). That was a brilliant idea making separate holly berries I'm definitely going to try that.
That was brilliant news craftySuetoo you must be over the moon sending you a hug X
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Micky French said...

Love this card, I must get this background die it is so pretty.
I am still watching your shows will finish them this morning, love them so far.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy your prize.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, the Canadian background always a treat.
Saw some of the shows, well done - fab samples. Is it rest time now?
Rebecca - glad the puppy is back.
Great news, CraftySuetoo.
Melody and Molly - so very sorry for your devastating news, hope you can all keep strong. Pleased however that little Milly is doing well, one less worry.
Well done to the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card today I love the Canadian background. You must be absolutely knackered after your mammoth crafting sessions on Friday and Saturday, I enjoyed every single one of them, I enjoyed the fact that sometimes things didn't go to plan but the creations were still gorgeous, your a very talented persons Sue, I don't know if you realise that.

I know you have a party today with your family so relax and enjoy yourselves.

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

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
I love this card and all the detail. Still catching up on the shows but it's been great having u back on the screen!!!

Congrats to the winners enjoy ur gift!

Crafty sue. I'm so pleased for u I can imagine the relief u must be feeling. Take it easy xx

Love to all xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
First I hope you managed to get a relaxing evening after your marathon yesterday. I have recorded all your shows so will be having a 'Sue Feast' over the next few days.

Now today's gift. I've loved this background die from the first minute I saw it as it so reminds me of quilting and it will stand whatever we want to do to it.
So this Beautiful Sunday morning gift is just exquisite from start to finish.

I have stored it away in my 'must do' box but I really don't think it will be staying in there for very long. No Winter sleep for this gift.

Congratulations to this week's luck winners.

We have a proper Autumn morning here at the moment dry but very misty and quite chilly too.

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

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card. I love the Canadian background.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the background die
And the colours and your design are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs A xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card using my favourite background. Shows were really good yesterday, I really liked the angel card with the tissue paper background.
Congratulations veto the lucky winners - enjoy you're prizes
Crafty sue - great news for you, so pleased xxxx
Melody and Molly so sorry to hear your awful news. Try to stay strong, I know it is hard. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope Francis isn't in too much pain special gentle hugs for him. One good thing though, little Milly is doing well. Love and hugs xxxx
Steph have a good day at the market.
Hope everyone has as good a day as possible, love and hugs to you all, Alison xxxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Another beautifully designed card Sue! The Canadian background die is so useful. I love the little pop of colour with the duck egg blue. Debra x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, an elegant card, lovely colours
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, so enjoyed all your shows yesterday. Your demos were amazing.

Just love todays card This is one of my favourite dies and thanks for giving me another card to have a go at.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Love Val in Spain x

Chris Curry said...

Love this card and the colours you have chosen. The Canadian background is one of my favourites. Thank you and thank you for some great demos on Hochanda. Xx

Crafting Queen said...

Another lovely card, great background.

iReneM said...

A beautiful and elegant card

Hugs to all and congrats winners


lilian said...

Hi Sue, this is a really stunning card, love the background and the colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card. Lovely background and great flowers.
Congratulations to all the winners x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue
Wonderful card today and great demos yesterday on Hochanda.
Thank you

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What a lovely card. Fab demos yday especially the shaving foam. That's pure theatre when you do the reveal! Haven't done one of those for ages so I must get out the foam and play again soon. Happy Sunday all. Congrats to the winners.

carol quinn said...

Really pretty card sue

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A beautiful sight on a misty Sunday but the Sun is breaking through. The duck egg adds a subtle bit of colour (but I'm biased lol!).
Loved the shows but knowing how much work goes into them and last week, its time for you to have a break methinks.
Enjoy a big piece of cake!
Ang x

Scottydog said...

Yet another lovely card as usual Sue, so versatile as it could be anything from birthday to get well, thank you etc. I love this Canadian background so think that has to go to the top of the 'to buy list'. Well done with the shows, hadn't seen the shaving foam technique so was very impressed with that. Congrats to all the winners!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card and the canadian background die is fast becoming my favourite. The colour combo is lovely. Watched and taped your shows yesterday and there was a lot of new ideas for me to have a play with. You did so well with all your shows but by your two hour show you must have felt like you had been on air all day but you never let it show and it looked like you were having a great time. Hope you get to have some R&R time today just to recharge your batteries. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners.
Take care everyone and have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love it.


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful shows yesterday learnt a lot and thanks for the reminder about older techniques, really must get the shaving foam out.
A very pretty card today, lovely colour.
Hope you manage to get a rest after your marathon.
To the winners enjoy your prize.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Love that Canadian Background die, it's so pretty with those little floral squares...and I'm liking the font that Phill has used for the sentiment, very classy...

Watched three of your Hochanda shows so far, very enjoyable, good to see the shaving foam technique again!...I made so many backgrounds with it a couple of years ago and had a blast making them too...

Conratulations to all the winners...


Scottydog said...

Have just read your comment Melody, so sorry to hear your bad news. You really must try & get some sleep as you will need to stay strong. Hope you come out of your bad dream soon but meanwhile do take care & look after yourself. Love to Molly. Xx

Jane Franklin said...

Love the card today with that gentle blue. I have that Canadian die but have to admit to not having used it yet... that will have to change quick methinks.
Craft sue .. great news for you.
Congrats to winners.
Hope you have a quiet day Sue, you've earned it.

auscrafts said...

Another beautiful card I enjoyed your shows yesterday on Hochanda.thankyou for picking my name for this weeks comment will get a email of to you

Anne said...

I love the Canadian background die, Sue. This card is beautiful.

Still have most of the shows to watch but what I have seen has been great.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I really enjoyed the Hochanda shows with Alex, who is finally saying 'Poinsettia' correctly lol!
Love this card and now I have the Rectangles I can get my piercing right...Hooray!
Take care
Love Marg

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the way that you use your dies and put the card together is such an art. Hope you have a quiet day today after the shows yesterday. Congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the background die. I loved your shows on Hochanda. I hope you get some time to relax today you deserve it. Hugs Jackie

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Hi Sue hope you've had a good rest after the marathon of shows on Hochanda... lovely card today the Canadian background is next on my shopping list...!
Luv Rach :)

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I just love this type of card. Love the background and the felt flowers. Duck egg blue is gorgeous with the cream. Will enjoy watching your shows I tecorded. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x
Great news craftysuetoo what a relief for you. Have a good rest and speedy recovery. X

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I just love this type of card. Love the background and the felt flowers. Duck egg blue is gorgeous with the cream. Will enjoy watching your shows I tecorded. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x
Great news craftysuetoo what a relief for you. Have a good rest and speedy recovery. X

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue loved your shows yesterday xx hazel

Bente Sørflaten said...

A gorgeous card once again!
It looks so elegant, and I love your flower arrangement :))

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card I love the background and those felt flowers are just gorgeous. I hope you have a fabulous day, hugs Shiirleyxxxxxx

Brenda Lello said...

,hello Sue,
Today's card is gorgeous,
I love the Canadian background die. It is one of my favourites. It makes a statement without distracting the eye from the focal point. I love it!

Hope you are able to have some 'me' time today. LOL

Love Brenda xxx

Marion said...

Hi sue stunning card ,love the flowers.
i have got one set of the pierced dies so must have a go.
Marion H

karenlotty said...

Yet another beautiful use of the Canadian background Why didn't I pick one up at Ally Pally! Congrats to winners

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card & the hint of blue just draws your eyes into every detail. Your Hochanda shows were superb with lots of demonstrations. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm catching up on the recordings of your shows from yesterday, at present. Stunning, stunning, demo's, you never cease to amaze me with your ingenuity, which gives us fantastic inspiration.
A gorgeous card today, as always, I love, love, love, the background die-cuts, very effective.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love that background, so classy

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is one of my absolute favourites!!
I adore the Canadian background and the flowers!
Shows were fantastic yesterday!
Lorna D

sonja_w said...

Love this card, the Canadian background is gorgeous x

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Another beautifully designed card. Well done on your marathon day on Hochanda
Yesterday you must have been exhausted but you didn't show it. Thank you for demoing how
You do the piercing. Congrats to todays winners.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is another stunning creation, as always a favourite colour combo with the blue and white. Well done on the brilliant shows, so much to take in, and really beautiful samples and great demos. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a great Sunday. Bx

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, adore the card, loving the background die especially, Loved your shows still catching up with them all

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card, the more I see the Canadian background the more I need it lol.
I spent yesterday making cards while watching your demos on Hochanda, it's good to see they have brought in flexi buy. I would have got some but I have either one or two of the dies that were in each pack, so would end up with two lots.
I want to have a go at your technique with the tissue paper, but must get the lacquer first, think I know where I can get that.
Hope you have a good Sunday and manage to get some well deserved rest after the last almost 48 hours on Hochanda.

Thanks for all your inspiration you give

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I must get this Canadian die it is so versatile .Love the colour combination you have used. Loved your Hochanda Shows .Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Another stunning card love the colour and the dies used especially those flowers so pretty.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card , I have just bought this die haven't had time to use it yet. love Jean Z xxx

nannapat said...

Beautiful background with the Canadian die and I do love the splendid swirls. Fabulous card as always. Pat x

Pat Ostler said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card, can't wait to try it for myself. My favourite colour palette is blue & white so a real winner. Definitely going to have a go at making the flowers as well now that my dies have arrived.
You are an inspiration & I never tire of watching your videos, learn something new each time.
Do you think you could tell us the approximate size of the card you start with, before you cover it with double sided adhesive &/or cut it down to fit the shape you are using? This would save a lot of frustration on my part as I am rotten at guessing!
Thanks so much.Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this background die. I also wanted to say what a brilliant job you did on the telly yesterday, your demos and samples were amazing. Hope you manage to have a bit of a rest today.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this Canadian background is just beautiful and never fails to make a stunning card and the flowers really set it off. Your shows were fab yesterday and showed lots of techniques which will come in very useful. Hope you get to relax today and enjoy this lovely sunshine. Best wishes

SueJ said...

I'm playing catch up again today, had visitors for most of the week. Just watched the last two videos, always enjoy them.
The cards shown this last week have been lovely, so inspirational.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the offering today particularly as it uses the Canadian background which I think had to be my favourite of all the backgrounds you have done.

Love the colour combo as well and would love to see or attempt this in greens..

Watched all your shows back to back yesterday as had to record them and all the samples and demos were fab. Keep forgetting how much fun the shaving foam can be.

Linda Norris said...

Wonderful news, so pleased for you xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I sooo love this Canadian Die , it has to be my favorite for now , a beautiful card as always Sue.
Well done to your lucky winners.
Elaine H X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

You make it seem so easy! A beautiful card. Have a great day XX

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue


Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card it's one of my favourite backgrounds. I was out yesterday so recorded your shows and stayed up till the early hours catching up!!! Fantastic demos - if I didn't have to work today would have stayed up longer to have a play, but did manage to do a couple of masks this morning though, so they can dry for when I get home from work.
King regards

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue
Love the Canadian background die, will definitely have to get that one. Looking for to watching all your Hochanda shows today that I taped, perfect way to end a lovely family weekend.

Enjoy your day everyone.

Linda xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card the Canadian background is stunning
Watched some of your shows yesterday, they were outstanding
Hope you get some rest today, take care, Jess xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card again today. I have this background and haven't used it for ages so I must change that! Love the pompom flowers too. Thank you so much for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to all the winners xxx
Crafty sue what great news xxx
Melody and Molly sending you both a big hug, such awful news you are in my thoughts xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely background and flowers. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love your Canadian background, it makes lovely cards. SueL x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to all the winners.

SharonCJS said...

Hi Sue, I love this card - the background die is beautiful and the colours go so well together.

I'm loving the shows on hochanda.

Hope you're keeping well.

Sharon xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous card. This is one of my favourite backgrounds.
Doreen R

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, I really love this die and it is on the top of my wish list, would have had it before now but you will keep bringing out fabulous Christmas Dies, so I am afraid it got pushed back somewhat,

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, fabulous I love it!!! Watched your
shows thanks for all the tips!!!
Congrats to winners!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue its really pretty x the canadian background was also on my wishlist for all pally which I didn't come home with ! I love the felt flowers they are so tactile x you done such a fantastic job on hochanda I thoroughly enjoyed your shows and all the demos x you must be shattered now so enjoy your cake today x think you deserve an extra slice after all your hard work xxx
Congratulations to all the winners and aggie yesterday x
Wheely bad I do believe I know which choc shortbread treats you mean and I refuse to buy them now after polishing off the whole pack last time all to myself ! They are a bit morish ! Sending you hugs x
Craftysue that must be such a weight off your mind so happy for you x
Yvonne do need to queue for your autograph now after your mention on tv ??? Sounded like sue really enjoyed her fudge I bet it was delicious x may I beg for a piece next time please I love fudge x
Laine so sorry about your uncle at least he shouldn't be in pain I hope xxx sending you a mahousive hug xxx
Melody a big hug for you and molly too x easy for me to say but please get some rest x so sorry the news wasn't better x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love love love this background die! It looks fabulous used this way. The flowers are divine! Thanks for sharing.
Great news Craftysue.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Congrats to winners, and to our heroic Welsh rugby team for a wonderful display.
Hugs Theresa xx

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card. I love the Canadian background. So very clever of you to have the background dies made in 2 pieces.
xx Annie P

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card Sue.
I just purchased this die from you at last weeks Ally Pally show and have not had a chance to play with it yet, although I am itching to do so.

Thanks for the inspiration xxx

Tressa said...

The more I see the Candian background the more it confirms that it is my favourite. It has so much to offer. Another beautiful card thank you.

Still to catch up on the last two shows on Hochanda. I might just go out and buy some chap (sic) shaving foam later and try your technique out, perhaps it will somewhere discover an inner artist in me. I loved the darker blue piece that you produced on the show.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
a gentle, lovely card. Between the two backgrounds - Californian and Canadian - I cannot pick a favourite. Love them both.
Have a great day
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have framed the aperture. The background die is stunning.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Love2papercraft said...

Greeting Sue & WW!

I've been playing catch up on the posts. The video yesterday was so informative and the card a delight! When it was first released, I didn't think I NEEDED the dove of peace set. I'm starting to question my priorities! Today's card is also a lovely treat! The Canadian background has been on my wish list (along with all the other sets in the Canadian series)...this card is just more proof of how much I need it!
I couldn't watch any Hochanda due to the time difference and my busy weekend, but really hope to catch re-airings. I wish I could record them as I like to watch them more than once.
Maria, I've heard people say we are also supposed to have an extremely cold winter. I never believe it until I see it or feel it myself tho! Theresa, we do get some rain here, it's hard to come up with an average because some years we are in draught, others, we get so much there is flooding. We get the most in spring & summer. This year has been a nice balance. Jan in Long Island Jan - I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Colorado. I haven't been to La Junta, but I've been to Colorado Springs where the big Air Force academy is - probably where your brother was stationed? It has surely changed since you visited (by that I mean a lot more people) but It's beautiful down there. I do feel blessed to live here. The mountains especially thrill me. Been here all my life but just last month got to see my first moose (other than in a zoo)! Saw 3 actually!
I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who is "clutter-challenged" when it comes to crafty space (ok, for me it's not just crafty space, it's any flat surface space). I have grand intentions of cleaning up & sorting. I do like to organize, just can't seem to find enough time to get & stay on top if it. Maureen, your acrobatic skills would come in handy in my craft room! Now that you point it out tho...I could double my space if I could start stacking things on the ceiling! Theresa, let me know if you find that item # for more crafting time! Sign me up!
Melody & Molly - words can't express my sorrow for all you are going through. I know you have your own health issues to deal with as well Melody. I'm thankful Milly seems on the mend after her operation - a ray of sunshine in this dark storm. Warm thoughts and prayers coming your way. I hope this blog can be an outlet for you - for whatever you need it to be.
Congrats to the comment winners, how exciting for you! I'm glad to hear of the good news for some.To those of you under the weather for one reason or another, sending hugs and looking forward to you feeling better. I'm nodding off again- best b going night night! Rebecca in Colorado

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Well done to the winners

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue. Thank you.

I'm catching up on the videos you posted so I'll be busy today with those and looking at my crafty stocks to see which ones I will have a try.

Lots of love and craftyhappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Bejay Roles said...

Beautiful card, Sue,
I love the foldover flowers, they are too cute. The background is one of my favourites as well :).
Bejay x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely and ornate!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, love it...crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A truly lovely card today! I love the Canadian Background - it really is versatile.
Only got a few minutes.
Looked at end of yesterday's posts and read Melody's - Melody I am so very sad for you! No wonder you can't sleep. Wish I could do more but what I can do I will. I will pray for each and every one of you , especially your husband, yourself and our little Molly. How hard it is when we are grown up but very hard for a child! Sending loving thoughts and hugs your way. Try to sleep even if it's at a silly time. Xxxxxx
Love to all on the blog,
Myra xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! I love this card Sue. The Canadian background is absolutely stunning! Congratulations to all of the comment are so lucky! Melody and Molly, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Paula said...

That's a very pretty card, I love the colours, blue is a favourite of mine. :)
Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card with my favourite background, enjoyed all your demos yesterday just one show left to watch later today. Hope you can enjoy a little rest and relaxation after your busy few weeks!
Congratulations to all the comment game winners
Craftysuetoo, wonderful news
Melody and Molly thinking of you and all the family, caring hugs to you all

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the three winners!!!!

The card today is stunning. Love the dies, colors, layout...just everything. Jan D., Florida, USA

Julie Elli said...

It's really clever how you have framed the greeting with two colours and the background is so intricate! It is a beautiful card Sue!
Congrats to all the winners.
Big hug
Julie E

DeedeeW said...

Love the card today. The Canadian background is one of my favourites. The flower die too is just incredible giving such an unusual finish. Really appreciate how you re-use dies from earlier collections. It really inspires us on how to get the most out of our dies and proves what good value for money they are. Thanks yet again for the inspiration.

Enjoying your shows on Hochanda, but have to watch on my tablet or laptop as they are not broadcast on Virgin Media, most annoying!

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the hint of colour.

Congrats to all the winners.


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think the Canadian background is such a sweet die. Your aperture and decoration are delightful as is the hint of blue. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Auscrafts, Gailgale and Sheila Aberdeen.

Thank you very much for sharing on Hochanda yesterday, it was great.

Best wishes

Patricia said...

Hello Sue,
Another amazing card, love everything about it
Hope you are doing a bit of today resting!!!
Have a good day.
Patricia xxx

Maureen Meldrum said...

As always a lovely card, love you work and admire your creativity Sue.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! This is soooooo pretty Sue. I love the Canadian background and love the "pop" of Duck Egg blue. Beautiful! Loved watching you last night, brilliant techniques and the gilding flake card turned out wonderfully with the missing snowflakes from underneath! It was lovely seeing the demonstrations and I know that the Shaving foam technique is at the top of your blog.....ooooo....I'm pretty sure (and hope!) that you'll be resting today after your long marathon! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too xx Especially for Molly, Melody and family xx So so sad that with this disease it is swings and roundabouts x A friend told me that herself and two of her sisters had cancer and she was the only one to survive it. Myself, I was the only one out of 20 women, who turned up for their results, to be sent down to the bottom of the corridor. Seeing their smiles as they came out was fantastic to me. I was so chuffed for them, honestly, I was and thought, well, sock it to me and I'll go from there...... My heartfelt prayers sent to you all xx and CraftySue so so pleased that you have been given the all clear! Live each day to the hilt! Enjoy every minute of every day! xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue. I have just bought this die and hope to try it our later.

magpie said...

Ps Congratulations to Auscrafts, Gailgale and Sheila! Enjoy your prizes! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

chique and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I too love this die, it is so versatile.

Pretty card.

Congratulations to the winners.

love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Alan's Mummy said...

Really useful background die, and I love the colours xx

Hazel said...

Sue, your card is stunning. Congrats tithe winners. Melody I am so sorry to read yesterday your sad news, my heart he's out to you and your family. Molly thinking happy thoughts of your grandad when you get sad. Hazel x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a lovely card today, clean and crisp. I enjoyed watching you on Hochanda yesterday. Wish I could order from Hochanda.

Jean said...

Love this look!

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the winners!! I adore this card!! I love the flowers, the awesome background and the way you did the sentiment brought a smile to my face!! TFS!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Well, this is by far my favourite background die, it doesn't matter how it is utilised the effects are truly stunning, so it's a no brainier for me , I love today's card! I toyed with using this design for one of my dreaded male cards, but decided on another with the same background die and I have been really pleased with the results. It is so detailed that it needs a few runs through the GC but it is so worth the gaff of poking the bits out for 20 minutes- thank god for my cordless, handheld Dyson cos the mess is more than I can comfortably cope with:-) Being OCD and a crafter is an uneasy mix, I spend half my time creating a mess and half my time tidying it up again! much for having a craftroom to shut the door on the mess:-) besides, leaving anything lying is a recipe for disaster with Brodie around, yesterday he spied a smoothie and claimed it as his own to play football with and carry around the house in his mouth...suffice to say that it has now disappeared and I've had to appease him with another one! Dante, my previous cat, used to run around the house growling with an artists sponge in his mouth too:-)
I'm having a semi relaxing afternoon after a spot of ironing, planning to watch my recordings of Sues shows whist the tv is all mine- my mum is out with my nephew and niece so peace reigns:-) The demos have been fantastic so far, just sad that I couldn't buy anything, having severe withdrawals and feel a splurge coming on the horizon.
I've been checking transport connections to The Kettering area so that I can go to Ally Pally in April, didn't realise how difficult it would be to get there, 4or 5 changes and 7 hrs on the train so it's worrying me somewhat- didn't realise how remote Stirling can be in relation to the midlands:-( I hope that I can still go....
Yvonne, heard your name on Sues show last night and what a chuckle I had when Alex said that she couldn't read part of it out, what on earth did you say you little minx? I see that you truly are teachers pet, white chocolate fudge!??! To curry favour and extract preferential treatment is genius ,you are one step ahead of me, I can't compete with that, I'm afraid, at the moment! I'll have to see if Sue takes the bait and you get a card in recognition of your status because emotional blackmail, pleading and tears don't seem to work:-(
I feel totally Strictlyfied, thank goodness for Sky+ otherwise it would have been a tears before bedtime if I'd missed Sue- unlike Yvonne, I can't resist the peachy bottoms of the male dancers and the new one called Gleb is sex on a stick! Can't wait to see them live in Feb.
Congrats CraftySue on your results, what a load off your mind:-)
Melody, my heart breaks for you, I hope that you can garner some comfort from our love and support, try and get a bit of sleep thoughxxx
Better go, Sue calls...

Crafty hugs


Eunice said...

I do enjoy the Canadian background, it allows so much versatility! No it is not just because I am Canadian!!! lol. This card is very pleasing to the eye and that is what I look at in any card. Congrats to the winners.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love today's card. That background is fabulous.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Rebecca, George has now fitted a rope swing at the door and I just hold on and swing straight in like Tarzan, and land at my desk lol.
I hope everyone is well today and Melody and Molly, I send love and prayers for all your family.
Maureen xxx

Txcowgirl said...

Hello Sue! I really, really, really LOVE this card. The Canadian background is one of my favorites, and how creative to cut and fill an aperture in it, stunning. I tried to create a card similar to yours the last time you used the Canadian background, and it turned out amazing. Even my husband commented it was his very favorite so far, and he seldom says much. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,love this background die is definately one of my favourites, like the way youhave used a different shape die to cut the appurature out with,Laura O

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

I just love the Canadian background, it's so pretty. Love the card too! I so enjoyed your shows, though I haven't watched them all yet. Sorry Sue, but Srtictly won last night so I have to catch up with your final shows later. It's something to look forward to.

Melody and Molly : I am so sorry to hear your sad news. After going through all the treatment and then being told that it hasn't worked is so devastating. Thinking of you all and sending hugs.

Pat xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card with my favourite background die. Watched all your shows, full of useful tips and inspiration as always...thank you!
Congrats to all the winners.
Love Janet x
From Wakefield

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card using my current (non-festive) favourite background. The flowers are pretty special too. I enjoyed most of your shows live on Hochanda and will be catching up with the others this evening before Downton.

CraftySuetoo - so pleased for you, great news.

Melody - I can't find the words but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.


DeCor said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!
Sue this is a very clever card. I love the way you have used the Canadian background with the others, it looks at first like it is a special die cut to make it, but 'no' just clever Sue again. A real different look that I love. Hope all have enjoyed a wonderful weekend. Was at Rugby this morning and it is like an Indian summer here.

Lesley Cann said...

.Really love this card. The Canadian background die is my all time favourite so I love all cards made with it.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,really like the Canadian collection,
Thank you
Karen M

IVY Cheong said...

I live this card and I have these dies so will give it a go. Love, Ivy xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi assume
I love this card using the background. I've seen John do a few cards with this die and it's grown on me. The touch of blue just sets the card off. Congratulations to all the winners.

liz spooner said...

This is gorgeous Sue. love the blue and cream together.xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
The Canadian background has to be one of your most popular dies. I have just finished watching all your shows on Hochanda and enjoyed every one. I am loving all the new techniques you are showing us.
Congratulation's to all the comment winners!!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the background die cut!
Moxie Craftie

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, the Canadian background is so versatile.
Rosemary xx

Susi in Cyprus said...

Love this card. The Canadian background has to be my favourite. I used it to make a card for my mum's 85th birthday and it turned out really well. Love the little pearls to add detail.
Congratulations to all of today's winners.

Melody, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You're facing such a difficult time and I wish you the strength to carry you through.

Hugs to anyone who needs them tonight,
Susi in Cyprus

sunshinepen said...

A very crafty evening. I have enjoyed your blog and watching all your shows. Recorded them all

Been a busy day crafting.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Beautiful, fabulous and gorgeous - enough about you - the card is lovely as well!!
I love the Canadian background. Don't have it yet but it is one of the dies at the top of my got to have list. Mind you there are quite a few at the top of that list.
With just a little touch of the duck egg this card perfect. I really do like blue and have to be careful not to use blue all the time but I struggle.
Well done to the lucky Weekly Comment Game winners.
Melody - at times like this it is very difficult to find the right words. You know that we are all thinking of you and sending you and your family all our love x
Theresa - you'll need to ask Sue for a bit of fudge but I am warning you that I think it may be easier to get blood out of a stone x
Lorraine - sounds like a bit of a trek to get to Ally Pally. Living in the middle of nowhere is all very well until something important like Ally Pally seems to be out of reach. I know that I would not be able to manage that journey so you need to do what is best. Much as it would be fantastic if you could make it there really is no point in overdoing it - even if I am worth it!!
I got a shock when I heard my name. There was no bad language or anything rude in the content of my e mail. It just congratulated Alex on keeping Sue out of mischief and at the end it said lots love from Sue's favourite Wilsonette - not quite sure what the issue was. It was nutty vanilla fudge coated in white chocolate. Have to say it is probably the sweetest thing I have ever made but Sue had said she had an exceptionally sweet tooth. Obviously she wasn't joking.
All I can say about the fact that you watched Strictly instead of Sue shows me that you are obviously not such a fan as you claim to be. As a true fan I made sure that Sue would have my undivided attention - and that is why I am her favourite x
Must away and prepare for Downton. Do love a bit of old fashioned drama.
Take care everyone
Crafty hugs

nzillingworth said...


Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue, I must, must get this Canadian background , it is so lovely.
Hope you have had a rest today ?Sue,

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Love love love this card can you tell I love it. One of my favourite backgrounds
Love the aperture frame & stamp all stunning. I haven't had a chance to watch all your shows
Yet Sue will look tomorrow while ironing
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners xx

TOB Theresa Have you got your opperation date yet(((((( Hug's)))))) xx

Melody so sorry for your not so good news with France's my Heart goes out too you
your all in my thoughts & prayers sending you all Hug's Molly a big ((((((hug))))for you sweetheart.
I'm Pleased Milly is on the mend. Melody please try & get some sleep. Sending you love xxx

Hug's for all my special friends xx & Wilsonlettes

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, really pretty colours :)

Theresa Pace said...

very pretty. that pop of blue just makes it. hugs xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue I think this card is lovely, the Canadian background helps to make great cards.
Your shows yesterday were brilliant, I was unable to record them but I would love you to put the card made using the christmas angel 2015 on your blog with info on how it was made. I hope to use this die for my special cards this year and thought your design was super, thanks Margaret

Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card today, I must say I think this die is so pretty.
Congratulations on the wonderful shows on hochanda, loved watching all of them.
And learnt lots of different techniques once again.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Susan White said...

So pretty Sue - the little hints of blue are just lovely! I'm looking forward to watching the recordings of your shows tomorrow - a little treat for my first day off in a month!!! Congrats to this week's winners, and I hope you got to put your feet up today after your busy weekend? Susan x

carol edwards said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the Canadian die and the whole design of the card. Bet your tired today after such a marathon on Hochanda. I hope you managed to get some rest. Congratulations to all the winners x

Maria Alder said...

Sorry have not comment for a few day's as haven't been well,
but have really loved every single one of the cards the last
few day's. I also have recorded all of your shows and seen two
so far and you looking great and the shows are brilliant.
Hochanda channel seem to get better and their camera work is
getting better too.

So sorry for anyone who going through the dreaded C at the moment,
my thought are with every single one of you.xx
craftySuetoo , fantastic news. Hope you did the happy dance.x
Rebacca- glad the little puppy found his way back.x
Sorry Elaine you have such a journey to come to AP, you made me
tired just reading how many changes you have to make but maybe....x
yvonne-next time I will be braver to sit beside you and have a
proper chat, sorry your cakes looked fabulous but had just got
back from holiday and promised myself to cut out all"snacks" until
the next one and having treatment for stomachproblems on Tuesday so
couldn't try them out, hope you feeling better too soon.
Beth- hugs to you and 4paws, hope you not to tired out after all
that work,bet it look nice when finished.

To all Wilsonette's and friends,
hugs Maria x

terrie said...

Very pretty cards...tfs

Congrats to the winners....

Love2papercraft said...
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Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, lovely card.
Do B, x

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
This is one of my favourite background dies.
Think the colour combination is fabulous.
Take care and keep them coming.
Liz xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, this a stunning card & love it...
The background is so delicate & pretty & the colour combo is lovely.
The gorgeous flowers add the perfect finishing touch for a truly wonderful card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Vie Carter said...

Love this card, Sue you made me this flower last Saturday, beautiful


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