Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  These weeks seem to be flying by,  don't they!  I feel like it was just yesterday that I was offering the last giveaway card!  It's Wednesday once again and time for a new card giveaway and today's offering is a simple yet elegant card made using the Canadian Background.  I selected milk card and peach card for this one.  I started by cutting the Canadian background out of milk card.  Next, I cut the background into strips, following the lines of the design.  I backed three of the strips with another piece of milk card and added mounting foam to the back of them to raise them for dimension.  I cut another Canadian background, again out of milk card, but this time, I backed the entire background with peach card.  I attached it to a larger piece of milk card and then added my three strips down every other row, leaving a row of the background showing through in between.  I added cream flatback pearls to the raised strips as embellishments.  I made a flower from milk card, using the Perfect Peony Complete petal die set and inked the edges with Tattered Rose before assembling.  Once assembled, I "sugared" the flower with Iced Snow and allowed it to dry before adding it to my card.  I seated it on some cream tulle and added some Maidenhair fern as accents.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set.  I made two matching stick pins and added them in behind the flower.  I finished the card with a milk mat which I paper pierced, then a thin peach mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  If you would like to be included in the drawing for this one, just leave me a comment.  I will post the winners name on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, love it he flower and pin too
Have a good day everyone

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card .
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours and a gorgeous flower.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours and a gorgeous flower.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card - love the colours, die, flower, pin - in fact everything. Elegant.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Lovely peachy card, Sue, particularly like the gorgeous embellishment!

'P' in Wales

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, yes another Wednesday, as you say the time seems to be flying past, a beautiful card today, I have ordered the Canadian Background die as I didn't have this one - why? I ask myself, but got no reply, so once it comes through I can have a play.

Enjoy Wednesday whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A beautiful card, your Canadian dies are simply lovely.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the dies you have used and your design is wonderful.
Have a lovely day
Debs A xxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Yes another Wednesday were has the year gone
another stunning anniversary card thank you for doing your blog it's a big help to me thank you tracyw x

auscrafts said...

Stunning card for today

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love the way you show us new ways to use your dies - thank you
Pat x

Cathie Weary said...

Sue an absolutely gorgeous card today. The Canadian background is such a versatile die and love the way you used it today. Thanks for sharing and have my fingers crossed that this card could be on its way to Canada Have a wonderful day.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you take care Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite, I love what you do with the strip dies. I just love the whole thing especially your stick pins you make them beautifully. Yvonne xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

His Sue.
Simply beautiful. I do love the milk card it's so subtle and goes with so many other colours. I have the Canadian die but only played and not yet actually made a card with it ! Time to change that and get myself sorted !!
It sure will be a lucky person that receives this next week.
Have a lovely day Sue whatever your plans.
Love and hugs to Tina Alison Elizabeth and Sam.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The Canadian background is one of mu absolute favourites, the colours are beautiful as are the flower and embellishments. You show us different ways to use your dies that I would never think of, I think I have to have a play with this one
Have a lovely Wednesday everyone
Muriel x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. A really lovely card. I've got an anniversary card to make soon so this could be my inspiration I think. Kitchen DIY is getting there. Colour to go on walls today.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
oh this is so stunning, and gorgeous.
Love everything about this glorious card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, your stunning card.
One to be framed by the lucky winner.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Lorraine's blog said...

Loving this colour combination the card is just gorgeous Sue.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this us such a beautiful card for an anniversary and I do love the strip dies it's amazing what you can do with them, that is my next buy I think to go with my collection
Kathy x

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely idea with the Canadian die which I have. Will definitely give this a go.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Just one word to describe this card STUNNING.


rosiejt said...

I would love to win this super card.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card today, your cards never disappoint though they are all wonderful.
Theses dies are on my wish list, which never seems to stop growing.

Hope it's nice and sunny where you are, after the floods in our area last night I can see blue sky from the back of the house and rain clouds from the front. Just hope the blue sky stays today, it feels a lot cooler.this morning.


Maria Illsley said...

An absolutely stunning card the Canadian die has gone straight to the top of my wish list xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, today's giveaway card is absolutely gorgeous, who wouldn't love to win it? The Canadian background die is super, and your card shows just how versatile and useful it is. Have a great day. Bx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,I'm speechless!!!Hope the sun is
shining where you are!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love how you can cut this background die up into strips. The maidenhead fern is really pretty and useful. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, What a beautiful card today, love the colour combination and the Canadian background is proving to be so versatile, do not have any of your Canadian dies, but think that may have to change! Hugs to all, Linda.

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue,

I like this background and your card shows yet another way of using it to great effect. I like it!
Sorry to hear about the floods Maggie I hope you weren't too badly affected.
Take care out there everyone.
Anne M xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. WOW! A fabulous card, in my favourite colour and using one of my favourite dies!! Love the flower and pin embellishment, stunning! x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Just bought some of the Canadian dies but will have to now look out for the background.
Looking forward to your next show.
Carry on the great work.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I can't believe we're in September already!
Gorgeous card set off beautifully with the pins and flower.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful I love the design and the flower is stunning. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Anne said...

Another lovely idea using this great die. I have this one so will be able to give this a go.

Anne (Northampton)

lilian said...

Hi Sue, this is a very beautiful card just love the colours you have used.
Had request for peach coloured card ,so this will be my inspiration.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card I have just bought this die . Will have to have a go at this card . love Jean Z xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! I love how you have cut the Canadian background into strips , it gives a lovely effect also love the flower and pins.
I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed or have a try at it myself .
Hugs to all xo

Elaine Sabey said...

Good Morning Sue

What a beautiful card! Elegant and classy, love the peach and cream together. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Love Elaine x

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card just what I need insperasion for anniversary card for my parents as they have been married 51 years week on Saturday best wishes Helen

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, perfect inspiration as I need to make an anniversary card for hubby.


Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue.....what a pretty card today! I love the background die, the touch of pink shows it off to perfection. Jo xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the delicate flowers xx hazel

Denise said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card. X
Denise (mini)

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card, I love the Canadian background and it looks gorgeous here. I would love to win this one, it's stunning. Thanks so much for all the inspiration,
Heather Treble

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another absolute stunner of a card using probably my favourite background so far and in a totally different way. Just love, love, love this one!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
September already, where did the summer go. at least the sun's shining today.
Beautiful card, love the use of the background die, and the beautiful flower.
Have a good day.

TDQ Karen said...

She this is just stunning in every way. fantastic

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love, love, love, this card and everything you have done to create it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card, I love the layers, the gorgeous flower, in fact all of it.
I agree Sue, where are the days, weeks, months going?
The great thing about it already being September is that means its time for Ally Pally......and catching up with you again : ))
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx. Sue. This is a beautiful card, I love the layers, the gorgeous flower, in fact all of it.
I agree Sue, where are the days, weeks, months going?
The great thing about it already being September is that means its time for Ally Pally......and catching up with you again : ))
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. I love how you have used the background die. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is just the sort of card I love. You keep coming up with new ideas to use your dies, thanks for that. Have a good day. SueL x

carol quinn said...


Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .This is a gorgeous card !! I have the background die on my wish list. Hope to see you at Ally Pally Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Lovely card and as usual beautiful flowers.Jane B.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card! Just love your use of the background die. The embellishments are gorgeous especially the pins. Debra x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue another great idea for using the background card thank you love from Jackie xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card, I love the colours and all the detail - beautiful!
Kath x

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes...Wow Sue, I think I’m knocked off the edge of my seat more often than I am sat on it when it comes to viewing your daily card for the first time, especially when it comes to using my favourite colour; this fabulous card is a prime example of your very impressive & spectacular talents. There is certainly nothing simple about this card Sue because for me it oozes style & elegance, I, blessed be me, have all the items you have used today right down to the Tattered Rose ink, what a result, in fact I recently put the names of the dies & CE items I am short of owning into a hat & the Canadian background, Classic fold over flower die, 3 colour cloud inks, & Linear leaves EF were picked out so popped along Friday to CE Kettering to buy my rewards before food shopping...perfect.

Whoever wins this divine little beauty will be dancing with supreme joy from here to eternity, so on that note I would like to convey my best wishes & good luck in the draw to all our magnificent Wilsonettes.

YVONNE G, everyday I think of you hoping that you are improving daily so it’s lovely to hear from you again my friend. I know where you are coming from with regards to ‘body on strike’ etc & I really can sympathise with you & I’m not just saying this because I may have mentioned it to Sue or written in an earlier comment that I was diagnosed with Chronic ME or CFS some years back after suffering several chest infections & bronchial pneumonia, every day is a constant tedious struggle with the body, the brain & sometimes just everyday simple things that would take anyone else minutes or a day to think of or to do whilst for me it takes hours or a week. If it wasn’t for my part time, term time job & my beautiful girls then I hate to think how worse this could be for me. So (((HUGS))) to you my friend x x x

Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to Annie & Bambi & (((HUGS)))to all our four-paws, hope she has recovered from her nervous night & that the vet says she can have the Bach’s Rescue. Love to you & family Lynda x x x

LORRAINE; just loved reading your posts they really cheer me up with a good giggle to boot; I have to wait for a reasonably good day before I can be as funny, Lol. X x x

I’m still in shock my friends re Ally Pally; Mr B’s original shift pattern showed he was off that day & he was taking me but on Frid gone his shift pattern says he is working that day & no one wants to swap or give him the day off; grrrrrrrr I am hugely disappointed & was so looking forward to meeting our friends who could join us & especially now that a lovely lady has arranged for a group to meet with Sue at 2.30 on Sat, how lovely & generous of our dear Sue when her time is so valuable. X x x

Must close now my dear friends as I’m at character limit so Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to Sue & to you all especially to Cheryl, Molly, Melody & family & anyone else who is under par x x x Love Beth B x x x

Rosie said...

Hin Sue

I love, love how you have created this card. It is

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this die, it's already on the wish list so thanks for another idea of how to use it...


hettygarlick said...

I absolutely love everything about that card. The colours are so lovely. I have the Canadian background and it's very versatile - so many ways to use it.

Chris Curry said...

Two of my favourite dies, the peony and the Canadian background. The background die is used in a very different way too. Lovely. Thank you Sue.XX

karenlotty said...

Fabulous way of using the Canadian background die I'm trying to be good and save my money until AP but it ain't 'appening

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
What A Truly Beautiful Card!!!! I Love The Fabulous Colour Palette You've
Chosen The Milk/Peach Foundation Card, Using These Colours To Matt And Layer
You've Cut The Canadian Background Then Cut Into Three Strips Which Looks
Fabulous Once They've Been Mounted With Mounting Foam
Also Using Many Of My Other Favourites For Example The Very Beautiful
Maidenhair Fern, The Stunning Perfect Peony I Just Love How You've
Used The Iced Snow And Your Matching Stick Pins
Then A Wonderful Die Which I Use A Great Deal Which Is
The Fabulous "Pierced Flags Die Set" I Use This Die Set
A Lot (You Know Why Sue)
Can I Say Good Luck To The Very Lucky Recipient Of This Magnificent Card
Sue Thank You For Sharing And Your Kindness It's Also Just Great To See You Back At "NUMBER TWO"
In The Blogspot Places But It Would Be Better If You Were At Your Correct Position
Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Care x

gwen70 said...

Stunning as always Sue, love the Canadian background, and the gorgeous flower. Someone will be so lucky to win this

Jane Franklin said...

Just stunning. Jxxx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Pretty card Sue
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card and I just love the Candian background, especially with your beautiful pins. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card this morning. I really love the Canadian Background die and have been really impressed with every card you have made with it. This one has very clean and simple lines and is very elegant. It is really suitable for an anniversary card as you have shown here. Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda soon. Love and hugs to everyone, have as good a day as possible. Love Alison xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Another elegant card Sue,
The Canadian background is divine. I saw John making a card with it on Hochanda. This die never fails to impress with it's versatility.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Unknown said...

Absolutely delightful - beautiful card - thank you.

in Sheffield

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue. Gorgeous colour too.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, What a lovely card to start the day with and maybe be in with a chance to win it too. Hugs xx PAuline A

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A spectacular card today. Why didn't I think of doing that with the boarder, the answer being I don't have your wonderful ability to see other possibilities with dies. This is so pretty and a real winner.

Love Rosemarie x x

Susi in Cyprus said...

Good morning everyone
Sue, I just love this card. Such a creative use of the die and beautiful colour scheme.

I must apologise for being AOL for he last week or so. I knew I hadn't the same energy for anything and had lost my mojo! Even the arrival of three, yes three, parcels from Joanna Sheen didn't help. Anyway, it turned out I was anaemic, so had a blood transfusion on Monday, hopefully that'll sort me out!! I now have the Canadian die so will give this card a try tomorrow.

Hugs to everyone who needs one,
Susi in Cyprus

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card Sue.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous card!
What a wonderful way of using the background die.

Barbara Gosden said...

These colours work well together. I love all the different ways you think to use the background dies.
B xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, the kind I like. Just love the Canadian background, have used it quite a lot, and now thanks to you I have a new way to use it....THANK YOU.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, thats one stunning Anniversary card as its mine next week it would have been lovely to have received it. Its a beautiful day so far today and the sky is blue, lets hope it lasts. Thank you again for a gorgeous card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely delicate detail to this card Sue, i love it.
Take care
Elaine H X

AnyOldCraft said...

This isso pretty.
Fabulous die work and I adore those pins.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this background die never fails to make beautiful cards and each time it is so different. John did some lovely samples on Hochanda with this die. Such a handy one to make quick but elegant cards. Love this colour combination too. Ally Pally soon and your first time on Hochanda - what a lot to look forward to! Best wishes

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this card is beautiful I love it you are one gifted friend thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card. I must get this background die as it is so versatile.
Evis M.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

WOW... WOW... WOW...
A card can´t be more elegant than yours.
I love the stick pins, the flower, the flag and for sure the background.
The whole card is fantastic!

Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card - I can't imagine anyone not wanting to receive it.
Beverley W

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love it.

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, this is a really lovely card. the peach is such a delicate colour. The background die is just gorgeous and I love the Peony flower die.
Good luck everyone,
Love Suex

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card and perfect for an anniversary. The flowers and stick pins are gorgeous too. You do know how to spoil us don't you. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love it and would be
over the moon to own it.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card today using one of my favourite dies. The Canadian background has been a feature in so many gorgeous cards made by both you and John.
The milk and peach coloured card go so well together. I love all the other wonderful dies that you have used in this gorgeous card! Luckily I have the Canadian Background so must have a play and try something similar!
Sunny here this morning but for how long?
Lesley S x

TOB said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. Haven't got this die must get it now.
Hugs Theresa xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, I'm sure the winner will be over the moon when they receive it.
This background just asks to be cut up and what a stunning effect it makes.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Julie Elli said...

What a perfect card for an anniversary.
Big hug
Julie E

Anonymous said...

What a clever way to use the background die,. I have this die so will have to give this one a try. Love the colour way too, very elegant and the flower spray just gorgeous. What a stunning card. Love yvonne bennett xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! !!! Love this card and the flower the colour and sprinkles just everything. What a special give away. Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs Heather.x

JennyH said...

Beautiful card Sue, love all the layering and those gorgeous pins : )

Paula said...

A beautiful card Sue, and one I can make too as it's easier than it looks!! :) And because you give us all the details of course! Thank you for those.
Paula x

Kate's Cards said...

A real stunner!

Marianna Hammer said...

What a great card. And a very versatile die.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, and a fantastic giveaway, although if it was me I don't think I would want to give it away (I do get attached to my cards)
The Canadian Background is lovely and very much on my wish list, together with lots of your other dies.

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color, the background, the flower, the pin...EVERYTHING!
Have a beautiful day!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue this is bonnie today, so soft in shading and so just right the soft peachy pink against what for me is winter white, a gentler white than the stark one. I love everything about it including that soft hinted rose with colour on it's edges. I know i don't have the Canadian background so will need to have a look later to see what i can use instead.
Car into get a winter check down so my friend is meeting me there to pick me up and take me into Stirling. Her hubby is doing the driving but i know she feels the same as me, i hope he finds somewhere or thing to do while we do the main business of putting the world to rights inbetween coffees and having a wee daunder round the shops. He has always got to be right and pick my friend up before she even trips never mind falls P.I.T.B.(pain in the b**). Since he stopped working he always has to be there following around like a collie dog or in his case a pit bull terrier.
Have a lovely day girls and sending hugs to all my Angels that have helped to keep me a float.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes,
Yes please! I would love to have my name put in the drawing! I absolutely love this card! I must get that background die. It's already on my wish list (but then again, everything I don't have is on that list- lol)! Beth B I think your method of putting wish list items into a hat is a perfect way to judiciously choose what to buy next. It would save me time because I'll hem & haw over the choices for quite a while, when the fact of the matter is, I want it all (wow that sounds selfish- but it's true)!
Oops, phone about to run out of juice. Sending happy thoughts & good luck to all the Wilsonettes! Did I mention I want to be included in the drawing? Well just in case you weren't sure, I'd love to be included in the drawing! Lol :o)
Rebecca in Colorado

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card, very stylish and elegant. The colour's are beautiful as is the background and what can i say about your flower's but WOW they always look so real and the stick pins are lovely, is there any chance of some new colours in the beads for the stick pins. Good luck to everyone for the draw on saterday.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue - the hints of pink are just delightful. Susan x

Scottydog said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love these colours, think the Canadian background die might have to jump to the top of the list as it seems so versatile. Would love to win this card!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the flower with the fern spray and your stick pins.

Tracey Short said...

Morning Sue

Another beautiful card, the colours are just gorgeous.
Have a great day
Love & best wishes

Tracey, Hull xx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, this is perfect. I have this beautiful die, never thought of using it this way of course but will have a bash later. Thanks for all the inspiration you give me.
Love Val in Spain x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

A truly stunning card for the Wednesday giveaway. This is one of my favourite background dies.
Doreen R

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, Another Lovely card, like the colours, hope you have a great day! Elaine x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. Well done.
Zena. Xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Top of the morning Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,

Wow! The Canadian background die is perhaps my most favourite die at the moment-I have just completed a card and matching box for a friends birthday using this fabulous die , I just love the way that you can embellish it with pearls, it's so effective. Layering with the panels is ingenious and the classic Sue finishing touches of the flower and stick pins create a work of art. Anybody would be cock a hoop to receive this beautiful card, so good luck to everyone in the draw.
Just a briefish post today, I have to rush off for a bath and wash my hair before I meet up with a friend later-she's going to introduce me to her new baby called Lulu who is a n 11 week old shit zuh( is that how you spell it?). I'm a bit afraid of dogs after being bitten on the face by a Labrador when I was 3 yrs old-I can handle little ones though, as long as they are no bigger than a large cat. It's funny how I don't mind being bitten and scratched by a moggie but I have a paralysing fear of being bitten by a dog- I love all animals and find dogs cute too....just at a distance! I have bought Lulu a little furry jacket to attach her lead to and keep her warm in the cold Scottish climate- I bought one for Brodie too but the small was a bit neat around his shoulders, he looked hilarious running around the house trying desperately to wiggle out of it:-) Cruel? who me?
I really wish that I could go to Ally Pally this month, it would be a dream of mine to meet the lovely Sue and some of you cheeky ladies, well, maybe next year....
Susi, so sorry to hear about your blood transfusion, I've had a few in my time and it is amazing the positive effect they can have afterwards, they give you a real boost of energy- hope you feel better soonxxxx
Beth, I had no idea about your health woes, ME is a chronically debilitating illness so you are a true superwoman achieving all that you do, I only wish that I had an ounce of your gung-Ho spirit! I was really ill last year when my weight dropped to 3.5 stones so I know what it feels like to be sapped of all your strength, it can be frustrating and soul destroying. You just have to tell yourself that you won't let the limitations of your body beat you, I always find that humour is the best antidote and can pull you through even the darkest of times. You just have to learn to listen to and be kind to your bodyxxxx
I am getting steadily more excited about Sues appearances and just a bit curious as to what she will bring us- hopefully the Hochanda website will be up and running by then or they will miss out on a lot of sales I think!
Hope you enjoy the tail end of your holiday Sue, but we cannot wait to see you grace our screens againxxxx

Love and crafty hugs,


jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the flower and stick pins! I totally agree with you about time flying, I have never known a year go so quick. Love Jean xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the flower embellishment.
Rosemary xx

Julie Rosier said...

Love the colourway - stunning card! Beautiful sugared flower.

ursula said...

This is just so stunning Sue, this background is a must have, will pop over and have a look for it. Your stick pins are lovely and really finish off a super card...luv Ursula xx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue, and a gorgeous one at that.Such an elegant, soft card. Just love it. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

squirrel said...

Hi Sue. Love the card, the Canadian background die is fabulous.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, my apologies for being AWOL yesterday, suffice to say that I spent the best part of the day and evening travelling and hanging around in hospital waiting rooms. Not a happy bunny. I love both cards and am pleased that I have all the ingredients for both of them. Really looking forward to having time to play. I'm sorry if I have missed anything and will try to catch up on the comments later.

Sheila Aberdeen said...

What a beautiful card Sue xx

Julie Rosier said...

Love the colourway - stunning card! Beautiful sugared flower.

Julie Rosier said...

Love the colourway - stunning card! Beautiful sugared flower.

JosieB said...

Lovely card, like the colours
and flower.
Best wishes to all

Sue MacFall said...

Beautiful. Have just bought the Canadian background die so will have to make this.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card the Canadian background is one of my favourite dies you can do so much with it. Thank you for showing another idea with this die.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful, just beautiful crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, xxx

Meg said...

What a beautiful card Sue. I love the colours you have have used and your flowers as always are fabulous.

Love n hugs

donna sherman said...

Beautiful card, Sue! I love this background! The flower is spectacular, and the pins are gorgeous!!! Love all your cards and inspiration!!! Hugs

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

I really like the Canadian background. It's helped to make a beautiful card.

Best wishes
Joan from Newcastle

Patti H said...

The embellishments on this card just takes it to a new level. It is stunning!

Olga said...

Stunning card! Olga Ko

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning, love what you've done with the Canadian background and hope you don't mind if I steal that idea!! Ordered your dandelion clocks from Icon and hoping they arrive today

Hugs and best wishes everyone

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, your card is beautifully stunning!!, Kate x

Yvonne G said...

Afternoon Sue
Beautiful. This card would look lovely in my front room. It is just the thing needed to distract from the mess that the boys leave behind every day. It would take pride of place and although I don't dust very often I promise it would take priority over any other housework and I will not allow cobwebs to accumulate as they do everywhere else in the house. (If that doesn't work..........) x

Norah - wholeheartedly agree with your thanks to Sue for her blog. As yet I have not had the pleasure of meeting up with fellow Wilsonettes but This blog is such a Godsend. It's like meeting up with friends for a good 'chinwag' and is such a comforting and heartening part of my day. I really miss 'my friends' when I am having one of my completely 'out of action' episodes. I have to say though that I do think I would give you a run for your money as to who is the most bonkers x

Deb C - nice to have you back. You went away at the wrong time. There was an attempted takeover of BCAS committee members and in the absence of head of security it was a worrying time x

Maureen - or should I call you Miss Havisham? Lol x

Wheely Bad - big gentle hugs x

Lorraine - I can only liken our feelings of hysteria due to the anticipation of new crafty 'toys' to that of a young child on Christmas Eve. That, or we are all two sandwiches short of a picnic. What a shame you don't feel that it is important to make an effort to come to Ally Pally. It's not all about you!!! Lol. Seriously - be lovely to meet you face to face although I don't think a weekend would be long enough to accommodate us talking. Enjoy play time my friend and stay dry x

Molly - have a fabulous time in beautiful Devon x

Maria - 'yeh alright I'll do it later' is a very familiar and regularly used phrase in this house - and not by me. I am hoping to be well enough to make it to Ally Pally - will you be there? x

Beth B - Bless you. Up until four and a half years ago my life was so different. In December 2010 my partner of 21 years passed away very suddenly and unexpectantly. He was 49 and it was my boys that found him in the garden. It was absolutely devastating. Obviously our lives changed dramatically from that moment onwards. Up to this point I had been an incredibly active, on the go working healthy individual who didn't stop. I am not after a sympathy vote, far from it. I now have a very different outlook on life and realise what is important and my priorities have changed. Still trying to deal with being so inactive and unable to do much which is not who I am. Family, good friends and Wilsonettes are such a blessing. What a shame that you won't make it to Ally Pally. I am hoping to make it. Do you think it will be ok for me to gatecrash the 2.30 meeting? Lol. Take care my friend and lets hope in the future we will get to meet x

Susi in Cyprus - hope you are feeling better x

Fluffy cat - Fingers crossed for a better day x

Anyway I am still in my pj's at the moment so off to make myself look a little more presentable. Have a good day everyone.
Crafty hugs

Anonymous said...

Your card is really beautiful...I love your soft color contrast. This card must have seemed small for you...LOL I noticed the dimensions are smaller than usual. Love your art and talent. TFS Jan D., Florida, USA

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wonderful, stylish and elegant just as I like them. I love the Canadian Background and the way you have used it. Lovely floral element and colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Love the card and how you used the Canadian background.
Yvonne N.

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely :)

Nana on the Hill said...

I love everything about this card, it's exactly the style l strive for but rarely get right, still half the fun is in the journey.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a super card to give away. Good luck to everyone

I have the Canadian background die, so will try this, though my efforts will not mirror yours.

Thanks Sue for all your inspiration.

Love 'n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Catwoman said...

The Canadian Background is definitely next on my shopping list!!

Beautiful card.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful and Elegant card. Another one that i will have to give it a try but my end cards never seem to come out like yours.Your card yesterday with the heading let it snow would of been an ideal one for me today as it's actually snowing here which is early for us here in the higlands usually comes early October .
Take care
Hazel G XX

Christine said...

Sue, this a truly lovely card - I adore this die, so versatile. Used it many ways but hadn't thought of this one !
Christine (Andypandy) x

Victoria Baxter said...

Love the inspiration. I am going to try this with my canadian background. So classy. Builds a lot of dimension. Love to win a Sue Wilson original.

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Another stunning card and this die makes it so simple.

What a wonderful card for any occasion.

Lol Barbara W

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow very elegant and gorgeous card, love the hatpins too Sue
Gr Karin

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card!!!! Would make a great mens card with a few obvious changes!!! Loving the background idea....

barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely love everything about this card!! The colors, the composition, the elemements used, EVERYTHING!!!! Would love to have it winging it's way to me! Thanks for the chance to!!

IVY Cheong said...

I WANT THIS CARD!! It's so beautiful and I love love love it!! Hugs, Ivy xx

Diane said...

What a gorgeous Anniversary card! I love the colors and all the elements of it.

sued99 said...

An absolutely gorgeous card. Just started thinking about designs for Christmas cards today and am about to search your blog for further inspiration!

Linda Norris said...

Gorgeous card again Sue, just love the colours. I would just love to win this card xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love this one!! I think that the Canadian background is one of my favourites, possibly because my late father was Canadian :). I love the colours you've chosen for today's card and of course, it has my favourite...pins!!! I'm typing with my fingers crossed as I would be so please if I were lucky enough to be chosen to win this week. x

Gail Chase said...

Where do you come up with all these wonderful ideas? The Canadian die is rather difficult to cut, but with your great suggestions from your video I was able to get it. I like the idea of making strips out of it too, this could open up all kinds of possibilities, especially if you have leftover bits. I think using a different color underneath really brings out the delicate design on this one. Nice card!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!!

jazy1m said...

Live the card. So stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Yummy, soft and sweet card today. Love it!

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

One word - stunning!!! Love the colour combination. The Canadian background is a very versatile die. Another must have........

Pat xxx

craftynanna jo said...

Gorgeously beautiful card Sue, i love everything about it, the colours and the flower,
Thank You so much Sue for your continuing inspiration and oh how i wish i was going to Ally Pally but its way to far for me,
plus my OH is going into the Countess of Chester Hospital for a pretty serious operation on an Anurism in his hand, apparently the doctors have never heard of one there let alone operated on one, we have to b there for 7 30 am so it will be a 6 30 start to get there, i will try and get on to comment when i can, hugs to all Johanna

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card again Sue. Thank you. I made an anniversary card in similar colours yesterday. Haven't got the Canadian background die yet but it's on my wish list. Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally and all the other Wilsonettes.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I always looked at this die and wasn't sure if I needed it. Guess what I do.
The flower is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I absolutely adore it. Must get this die it seems to be so versatile. Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas. Best wishes Loraine (Lorrie)xx

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone, yup you have made it again.
A Beautiful, beautiful card with a lovely background, gorgeous
rose and stickpins. Thank you for sharing your work with us every
day !

Susi in Cyprus; hope you are feeling a lot better after
the blood transfusion, can't be nice.hugs x
Rebecca in Colorado; if you got any spare sun could you
possible send some to England ? Sitting here in a fleecy throw
and still feeling cold!x
Yvonne; yes, I will be there. Probably on the Saturday as I think
most of the girls from the Cotswold blog (cafe') will be there then
so do join,please, the more the merrier (if that's possible) we all
be going to the nuthouse soon. It's a real shame you can't come Beth,
would be nice to meet you too. Love how you write and you always
makes me smile. You all do and I'm very glad the day I joined
Sue's blog and then started to follow others and to meet new friends ,
mostly here but also meeting up for real. That have changed my life.x
Craftynanna/ Johanna, my thoughts are with you and your husband.
Wish it goes well and sending a big hug to you both.x
Melody- I hope and wish all be well for your OH, hugs to you
and Molly-dolly :-)

To all Wilsonette's and Friends, take care
hugs Maria x

Txcowgirl said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes! Wow, you hit a homerun right out the park with this little gem. Love it soooooo much.

Janet Morcombe said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card as usual, the colours are so delicate and the background die is my favourite at the moment, although yet to buy it :o) but can't wait now I've seen this inspiration.

Love Jan -x-

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is lovely, especially the different use of the background die .

Vie Carter said...

I can only agree with you Sue, where has last week gone?

Today,s card is just beautiful, would just love to win it


Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue and crafty crew.

This card is georgeous. It's actually my anniversary on Friday that'll be us 6 years married. We are in Melrose on the Scottish Borders having a break to celebrate it. Weather is lovely too which is a bonus. Xx

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card. I love the Canadian background. Another one for my wish list.

x Annie P

Hazel said...

Beautiful, Hazel x

Barbara (C) said...

I think the Canadian die range are a must have! I really like the colour combination of this fabulous card...a super card for a lucky recipient!

Brooke Bont said...

This is a beautiful card love the use of the background

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card but your cards are always special.

DeeDee7770 said...

Exquisite card! So delicate and detailed. So many dies and not enough time. Your dies really make my cards sing!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card!! love the die cuts!! the colors are lovely!
Moxie Craftie

Dawn Holben said...

OH Wow absolutely beautiful and so stunningly pretty.
I love everything about it and would so love to be the proud owner of this one especially as it is my anniversary next week and the only card I would be likely to get but I'm not that lucky lol
Good luck to whoever is lucky enough to win this one.

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely stunning. The colours are gorgeous
Karen xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is a bobby dazzler, it's stupendously beautiful and gorgeous!!!!
Norah, love your PITB, I can think of a few who would fit that description lol.
Yvonne, I'll answer to anything, as many of my friends in the Cafe will confirm, I rarely sign off with my proper name ha ha.
Love to all, I hope you've managed to have as good a day as you can.
Maureen xxxx

Laura O said...

great card love this background die so useful ,Laura O

NancyR said...

Beautiful, Sue! I really like that it is all done with just a few dies and yet it looks very elegant. Really going to have to find the stickpin base for making some of my own!

liz spooner said...

Once again Sue, stunning colours and design.xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A simply stunning card.
Lorna D

Jan.moogie said...

Well internet down this morning so all a bit late on here. Lovely card Sue elegance divine. Hugs xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Stunning card for today.

nannapat said...

The Canadian background die is just so fabulous and looks wonderful on this card. I've seen so many cards from the CE team using this die and they always look gorgeous so I think I definitely need to get one! Pat x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

Love how you've used the die, it really makes a stunning card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, different design too, love it.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm so late and I pinned the card this morning! I was distracted! My husband has been decorating - well painting - the cloakroom! There has been less hassle with the painting of the Forth Bridge! Still it is now a fait accomplis and not bad at all. Don't tell him - he might want to paint somewhere else!
As for Maureen and her multiple aliases - please do not encourage her!
I totally agree - this a a super blog with a super leader and through it I've made lots of real friends, not just virtual ones!!
Oh yes! Distractions R Us today I think!
Today's card is a real beauty and another to try to emulate. Thank ou Sue!
You have been a very busy lady haven't you!!!
Saying no more tonight!
Love to all, Myra xxx
PS Molly - hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Pearl said...

A lovely and very intricate looking card today Sue, thank you.

Pearl x

Theresa Pace said...

such a pretty soft feminine card. beautifully ornate, hugs xx

Sharon said...

Another beautiful card. XX

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