Sunday, 4 October 2015


Good Sunday morning all!  I haven't used teal card in what seems like forever, so I picked it up for this one and love the way it came out!  I started by embossing the background with the Beaded Fanfare embossing folder.  We are sold out on this folder, but plan to bring it back in sometime soon as we have had many requests for it.  I cut two of the Pyxis Gemini dies in white using both cutting edges and backed both of them with teal card.  I raised them with mounting foam and added the to the sides of the card, trimming my embossed background so it did not extend past them.  I backed the entire piece with a piece of coconut white card.  For the focal element, I used the Lisbon die, cut in teal card.  I cut the centre of it out with the inner cutting die in the set.  I backed the frame with white card and added mounting foam to raise it.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet so I was able to cover it in Diamond Sprinkles before gluing the frame over the top of it.  I attached it to the centre of the card and then added flatback pearls to embellish the die cuts and corners.  The card was completed with a white pierced mat, a thin teal mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

June Smith!!!
Liz Spooner!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Sept. 30th, the winners are:
Lorraine Freeman!!!

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

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Congratulations comment game winners, especially June Smith.
Melody, you must have needed that sleep so badly, it will do you good to rest.
Take care everyone.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, wow wow love the colour, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day and take care Kitty.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love the dies you have used and teal is a beautiful contrast.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue one of my favourite colour combos too. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue , teal is such a nice colour. Congratulations to all winners. JJxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card as usual Sue

JAO said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the teal.

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, good to see teal back again and love the Pyxis die. Have the EF but it's not had an outing yet, must remedy that.
Melody - sleep when you really need it is as good a present as you can get!
Well done to all the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

auscrafts said...

love teal coloured cards

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card as always great to see you using teal again it deserves plenty of airing as it is a beautiful.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners well done June.
Nancyd xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card that's very striking in the gorgeous teal colour. I love the effect you've created by trimming the embossed background away from the border dies outer edge.
Congratulations to all the winners. Have a lovely Sunday.x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the colours x

Pat said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, the teal is a beautiful colour and the Gemini die is a must have
Pat x

Unknown said...

Good Sunday Morning to you too Sue

What a lovely card and you are right the background is beautiful and needs bringing back along with the Teal card which I love it is very pretty indeed.

Congratulations girls on winning the comment game enjoy your prizes!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Muriel said...

Hello sue and all
So happy to see teal back again, beautiful with white and glad to see the EF is making a comeback too. Stunning card.
Congratulations to all of the winners,
Have a lovely Sunday
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue and many congratulations to all comment winners enjoy your gift.
'P' in Wales you just have to release the folder it's absolutely devine, you just won't believe how pretty and tactile this dude is - use it soon you will fall in love all over again lol.
Do I sence a teal withdrawal Sue ? I'm so glad as this is such a pretty card with just the right amount of teal which makes the white coconut card look even whiter in my opinion. The Pyxis die (wondered what the predictive text would make of Pyxis then) but I've stumped it lol is the most beautiful of dies and so lovely to see it all dressed up for Sunday.
Am looking forward to "The stamps to die for" shows will try to watch, but have the box set to record as just had an order through that needs my attention, maybe I can sneak a coffee break in : )
Welcome home Sam. Thinking of those that need love and support at this time in their lives we just wish we could do a whole lot more to help and it's frustrating at times that we can only share supportive words with you.

I will end my comment as usual with hugs and kisses and hope you have a good day Sue.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Such a pretty, delicate card. I love the pop of colour.


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card with the teal and beautiful dies. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations everyone who won this week!
Very striking card today - the teal really pops!
Take care out there everyone!
Anne M xx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card.
Congratulations to all the winners.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue.
Love the teal colour and the pretty dies, makes a beautiful card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic to see teal make a reappearance, together with the beautiful EF; love how you've used the gemini die and cut away the excess from behind it.
Congratulations to all today's winners and belated birthday and anniversary wishes to Rebecca and Fluffycat.
I'm another NCIS fan but like the LA version too! Sue XXX

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card Sue, loving it in the Teal, Linda.

crossstitchmarg said...

Beautiful Card today Sue as always, I love the colours and am so glad you are bringing this embossing folder back as I have been looking for it..
Congratulations to all the winners.this week.

Have a lovely day

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and the teal just pops. Can understand why this folder will be back. Congratulations to all the winners x

Unknown said...

Lovely card Sue. ...Congratulations to the winner's....
Have a lovely day
Luv Rach :)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the teal and the dies, have been cutting more poinsettia flowers and embossing some card ready to start putting cards together
Congratulations to the comment game winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the winners! Gorgeous card today Sue! A really wonderful design using that lovely teal colour and the sentiment is so sweet. Debra x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card love the colours.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely bright card, congratulations to all the winners x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love the colours and of course the dies are gorgeous. I used your snowflake dies yesterday and I must say they are beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Linda Graham said...

Stunning card Sue, love the teal colour one of my favourites, so glad I have the beaded fanfare embossing folder,thank you, Linda x

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Love the embossing folder, it gives such a lovely art deco feel to the card.
Lorna D

Anne said...

Love the colour, Sue. A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Today's gift is everything I would and could wish for. To receive one like this through my letterbox would be like Heaven.
You have used a combination of colours I just cannot resist and kept the whole gift so simple it just shines. Thank you Sue for making me smile this Sunday morning.

Congratulations to all the very lucky winners of this week. I just know you will enjoy your prizes to the full.

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

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Very pretty card, love the teal/coconut colour scheme - and I've been looking for that Beaded Fanfare folder too so will be trawling the online sites to get it before it sells out again!...


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card, love the embossing folder.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Izzy said...

Oops!...forgot to say congratulations to all the comment game winners...


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful again Sue, love the depth this card offers, it seems to draw you in. The teal card is also very pretty, but like with many of your cards can see this done in so many different colours and it would still be just as beautiful but would look totally different.

Congrats all the winners...

Janette MacArthur said...

Good Sunday morning to all, how I love this embossing folder & yet haven't used it for such a long time! A very pretty card this morning. Congratulations to all the winners!
Janette x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card love the dies . love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really stunning card and the real colour shows up beautifully. The embossing folder is one I missed out on so am really pleased you will be bringing it back. It really makes a striking background. Congratulations to the lucky winners today. Best wishes

BenteS said...

This card is just gorgeous! Beautiful embossing folder!
Congrats to all the winners!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Gorgeous.card with the pop off teal, my living room colour scheme so always winner for me.
Beautiful sentiment too.
Kate (Cuilliesocks) will be absolutely thrilled to be a winner.
Have a great Sunday.
Ang x

iReneM said...

A lovely card Sue.


Unknown said...

Good morning all!
I hope your Sunday is bright and beautiful. What better way to start it than Sue's lovely blog!
Today's card is beautiful. It's one of my favourite colours.
I need some of your fab embossing folders Sue but can't decide which ones to get! I need a Christmas one and an everyday one!
Any suggestions lovely Wilsonettes?
Big hug
Julie E

Tressa said...

The teal and white really pop don't they. Lovely combination. I am not surprised about the desire to get more of this embossing folder in stock, it really produces a lovely background and is gorgeously sensuous to the touch.

A lovely card. Thank you Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love everything about this card. Stunning background, gorgeous teal and the way it pops off the page. Congrats to the winners

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the colours and adore the E/Folder!
Congrats to winners
Take care
Love Marg

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A gorgeous card today in a beautiful colour,love the embossed background too.
Take care Jane B.

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Oh I do love teal it's one of my favourites to use.
I do love this card today.

Julie elli. I can certainly recommend the frosty swirls. I use this one all the time for Christmas and I also use it for everyday cards too as the wee snowflake also doubles as a flower!! A twofer as sue says lol

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts yesterday I just need some courage now for going to work tomorrow. Now most of the girls by now will know my news I just have to deal with my regular wee customers. I'm kinda glad I'm missing Xmas tho as I hate the busyness of it all!! Lol

Love to all xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card I love those dies & the stamped verse words are very appropriate. Yes you need to bring back the embossing folder as it is just stunning. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

Thanks Tracy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love it all.
To the winners enjoy your prize.
Have a good day.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely to see teal again. Very pretty card today it really pops.

Love Rosemarie x x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue I love the teal card. xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, gorgeous die-cuts and embossing.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners !!
I'm watching some of your Hochanda shows that I recorded, fabulous demo's.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card with lovely colours,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Unknown said...

Another wow, beautiful colours and a great use of the dies.

Sandy (tort)

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thus ia a beautiful cad. The teal is such a lovely colour and he Beaded Fanfare EF is gorgeous.
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners : ) Take care xx

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I think the Teal is a big hit.
Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prize
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Annie Stamps said...

Absolutely stunning card. I love teal, it's such a rich colour.

The pyxis die is at the top of my wish list. I hoped to buy one at the Port Sunlight stamp festival yesterday but couldn't find it on any of the stands.

I did manage to get a beaded fanfare folder a few weeks ago from an online seller. It's very popular indeed.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone. Annie P xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is stunning. The Teal just makes the white pop even more. I also love this embossing folder.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
Sorry I never commented yesterday another nasty night with fibro pain left me feeling exhausted, I'm having a bad flare up lately but never mind it could be worse. I did receive my order of 3 of your die sets yesterday and it made me happy just looking at them (does that sound weird?) Haha!!
I think yesterday's card was so gorgeous, I loved it I will watch the video later.
Today's card is equally gorgeous I must look for that embossing folder.

Many happy returns for yesterday I do hope you managed to have a nice day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a awful time your having and here's me moaning about my fibromyalgia makes me feel so trivial. Please try and stay strong, take care.

Linda xx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue,beautiful just beautiful!!!
Congratulations to all the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Unknown said...

P.S congratulations to all the very lucky winners so pleased for you all, enjoy.

Linda xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card sue, love the teal.
Congratulations to the lucky winners!


gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the dies and the embossing folder, colour gorgeous

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, I must admit the teal ans white is one of my favourite combinations. Love the way the Gemini dies finish off the embossing, that's a nice trick to add another dimension. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to all the comment winners, enjoy your stamps xxxx

Melody, a simple but perfect birthday present - sleep! I hope it has done you the power of good xxxx

Tracey what a lovely shop you work in that your customers know you so well - they will be with you all the way on this journey too, I think you will be in for many hugs over the next week. I love the way you look on the bright side about missing Christmas at work - that's just the way to be my lovely lady. Take care xxxxxxx

Clai01 said...

The teal looks great with the white also, a very beautiful card. x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the teal card it's gorgeous.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, this card is simply stunning! Love the teal and white! Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely indeed especially the pyxis borders. Love those.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and lovely colour. I have the Lisbon die and two of the
Gemini dies so you have given me an idea how to use them.
Congratulations to the winners today.xx

patwyn said...

Morning Sue,

I love everything about this card - the colour, die and EF , everything!!!!

Congrats to all the winners! Enjoy.

Pat xxx

Beryl said...

Stunning card Barbara. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the teal colour gives a really crisp look, love it. Love the Gemini dies they are so elegant.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card again Sue, i love teal and have not used it in such a long time , Message to myself i must get some.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Elaine H X

OOps nearly forgot
Well done to all your winners. X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card as I love your gemini dies. SueL x

hettygarlick said...

Another lovely card. I like the way you've trimmed back the embossed background. Glad that embossing folder is being brought back. I don't have it but I do like it so will be looking out for its return!

Kate's Cards said...

I love the card and the teal is fab!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue


Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this card is lovely, the teal and white look so beautiful together, and I have this embossing folder, so I need to play today,
Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your gifts ladies.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning and made with my favourite colour too
Carol x

pinky said...

Love the borders and that sentiment is perfect Sue.

ellyscard creatief said...

Fabulous card Sue. Love the background too.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Willsonettes, I am gob smacked to see my name as a winner on your comments, talk about elated, that is not the word, I am on cloud nine, thank you so much for picking me out.

As to today's card it is gorgeous and the embossing folder is one of my most favourite and I use it all the time, beautiful.

Once again thank you.

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

Unknown said...

This is the most gorgeous card ever just love the contrasting colours. I would be delighted to receive a card like this. Beautiful!!! Have a great day everybody hugs Sylvia

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, i love the colours and composition from Lianne Morrison

TOB said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the colour.
Congrats to winners. Hugs Theresa xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I love the teal colour too.
Kath x

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely card today Sue and I'm glad that you are BRINGING BACK the BEADED FANFARE embossing folder!!!!!!!

I've missed it so many times so I'll be looking out for it. It looks a great embossing folder and i like the way it has been cut out as a border on some cards I've seen.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card and in my favourite colour PERFECT! I don't own this embossing folder yet!!!!
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. Thank you for all the anniversary wishes. As my hubby does not keep all that well we had a fairly quiet day with a lovely meal (even if I say it as shouldn't seeing as I cooked it!) in the evening.

Today's card is lovely, Sue. Beautiful teal and the EF is gorgeous.

Melody - I hope your present of sleep has done you the world of good and you will be able to get back into a proper sleeping pattern.

Tracy - you will have so much support from family, friends, colleagues and customers you can't fail to beat it.

Congratulations to all of the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very eye catching with the raised centre and gemini dies in white with the teal backing. I love it. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, I have managed two comments in a row, I am improving, lol.
Teal is one of my favourite colours in the Foundation Card collection and when put with coconut white it makes a fantastic card.
As soon as I saw this card I thought 'I must make one like this'. You certainly bring my crafty mojo back Sue.
Happy crafting everyone. xxx

SueJ said...

This is a lovely card with a gorgeous verse. The colour is really nice as well.
Congratulations to all the winners.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the teal and white is so crisp looking. I have the e/b and love it.
Congrats to all the winners, especially another Freeman, for a moment I thought it was me!!!!!!!!
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card. I love the color and I will be looking for that folder to be available.

magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooooo Sue! This is such a gorgeous card! Teal is just one of those colours that has the "wow" factor! Just stunning! Beeeautiful! I so love the Beaded fanfare folder and I shall try and get it this time.....better count and see what's in me money box! lol! xx "Thank you Sue" xx 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 today xx Have a good day everyone xx Congratulations to all the comments winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prize!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, I love the teal and white together. Congrats to the lucky winners as well.
Beverley W

Paula said...

That is a stunning card Sue, I love everything about it!
Well done to the winners today. :)
Paula x

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Good morning! This teal and white card is simply stunning!!! That embossing folder is beautiful so I'm glad you're bring it back!
A big congratulations to all the comment winners!!!
Have a beautiful day everyone.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the beaded embossing folder. It's so tactile. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. All the elements work so well together.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Bejay said...

Good Afternoon, Sue,
First of all, congrats to all the winners :).
Sue, I love the teal card, it's such a rich colour. The card is beautiful, as always.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Bejay x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Your layout is great, the dies are lovely and I really like the colour, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all of the Comment Game winners.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful and the color contrast is so pretty. Jan D., Florida, USA

Scottydog said...

Another beautiful card Sue, really like the embossing folder but they won't go through my machine!
Pleased to hear you have managed to have a good sleep Melody, it's what you needed!

Scottydog said...

Forgot to say congrats to all the lucky winners!

Unknown said...

Another beautiful card! They are all so pretty, and so inspiring. I don't have all of the dies yet but I will one day! In the meantime I will use the ones I have and try to make them as lovely as yours. XDorothy

Catwoman - Amersham, Bucks said...

Oh Sue beautiful card yet again but no way to obtain the Beaded Fanfare embossing folder!! I have so many 'email me when back in stock' requests posted round the internet for this folder - surely the fact that it's completely sold out suggests that it is VERY popular!! Please please get this back in production as soon as possible and make lots of your loyal followers very happy!! xx

America said...

Brilliant how the embossing stops at the die and the teal is absolutely gorgeous!! Great sentiment, sparkle textures and use of fab cuts here Sue. A super LOVELY creation.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, so glad to hear that the Beaded Fanfare Embossing Folder is coming back. Have been trying to obtain it for a while. Love the colour combination of this card and the Gemini Dies are fantastic. Congratulations to the lucky winners

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sue, sorry Im a bit later than usual been and done my months shopping and it always takes hours to put it away afterwards.
Stunning card today, I love that shade of blue and the whole design is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Meg Owen said...

Beautiful card Sue, so bright and cheery.

Busy today helping my son get his new home cleaned ready for him moving in. I have so many lists it's unbelievable. Lucky for him I always have a spare iron and hand whisk just in case mine pack in just when I need them most.

Great that some supermarkets do deliveries so he can shop on-line himself.

Anyway got to go and do some more.
Love and hugs everyone

Eunice said...

I truly love it when you use the striplets to create cards. The teal color just blings it up that much more, thanks Sue!

Unknown said...

Yeah Diane there's always a silver lining in everything. Although my night shift team is disappointed I'm not gonny be with them this year. I like the night shift better the week before Xmas as it's perfect to just work away without interruption. Plus it's always a riot lol

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beauty you have given us today, thank you.
Congratulations to Carol on your Wednesday Card win, I'm sorry that I forgot yesterday.
Congratulations to the comment winners, it's lovely to recognise some of the names.
I hope those in pain or suffering, in mind or body, and those who care for them have some relief today.
Love Maureen xxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, your card is as always stunning, beautiful dies and the colour combo is so freash and crisp looking.
I am indeed thrilled to be a winner, and congrats to all the others, thanks, Kate x

sandieann21 said...

A great colour combination, Sue. Lovely as ever.

sandieann21 said...

A great colour combination, Sue. Lovely as ever.

shabbycraftcabin said...

Lovely card. Thank you for your inspirations. Love, Ivy xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous and elegant card Sue and that background is fantastic
Gr Karin

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful,beautiful card Sue and I also like the colours
and the EF!
Congratulations to all comment winners,esp.June S.

Tracy- sound like you work are all behind you and so are we.
It's going to be a hard journey but I send you a hug for support.
Melody- hope you had a good day as possible, sending hugs to
you and all the family.
Linda N- I too have fibromyalgia and this time of year is not
a very good time when it's getting darker and colder,gentle hugs
Yvonne-my friend, how are you doing and Beth, missing you'ladies'
Wheelybad- hugs to you and fourpaws and ToB -any news ?

To all Wilsonette's and friends, Take care
Hugs Maria x oh love NCIS and all the others :-)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the EF and the pop of teal. Tried to pin this card and Fridays but seem to be having problems don't know if it's me or pininterest !!
Congratulations to all the winners and belated happy birthday to Rebecca

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love that teal color. Great card composition today with loads of movement. Thank you for sharing.

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, I could have sworn i had already posted using my phone but i can't find it, so here goes again, this is a gorgeous card and colour and i have the embossing folder too so i will be having a go, many thanks to you Sue,
well done to all the winners, enjoy your gifts, hugs to all Johanna

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

nzillingworth said...


barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the winners!!! I love the background and hope to be able to get the folder when it is back! Beautiful card! TFS!

Crafting Queen said...

Really like the textures and colours in this card.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue &'friends
Gorgeous card once again I love this embossing folder makes a beautiful background.
The colour teal is so pretty.i use it a lot. The whole card is exquisite.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners enjoy.

Tracy sending (((Hug's))) Have a good day at work xxx

Beth & Deb C missing you both hope your ok ((((Hug's))) for you both.xx

TOB Theresa any news on your opperation (((Hug's)))

Melody Hug's for you & Francis & ((((Hug's)))) for Molly xxx

Hug's for all friends xxxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card - it's gorgeous. The embossing folder is stunning too. Congratulations to all of the winners - enjoy your prizes.
Melody. Hope you had a good birthday and pleased that you got some sleep - you must feel better for thoughts are with you and Francis. Xx
Not sure if I'll be able comment this week as we are doing up to the Isle of Skye for the week, so it depends upon Internet connection. I will do my best though !
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! I so enjoy seeing your cards! And congrats to the lucky winners!

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue, you taught me to use bolder colours.xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Really enjoyed both of Johns shows today as he is such a good teacher and explains everything so simply.

DeCor said...

I love when you use the teal. I think it is so fresh looking and looks amazing with your dies.

Congrats to all!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
I think this card is quite appealing and I love the teal colour.

karenlotty said...

Such a pretty card and love the teal colour

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Love the colour. Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Jean said...

Gorgeous color!

nannapat said...

Pretty card Sue, love that embossing folder. Congrats to this week's winners. Pat x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card teal is such a pretty colour.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the teal, the embossing folding is beautiful and really stands out.
Di B x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Sue, love everything about it, congrats to all the winner especially Kate. Been a very busy day here so just catching up. Hazel x

Rose in chester said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card once again and beautiful teal to boot, must get my Lisbon dies out again. These dies are truly elegant.
Hugs, Rose

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card with a beautiful Teal colour.
Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Had almost forgotten about teal. I know you really like teal and it has been a while since we've seen it on here. Absolutely delightful card. Such a striking bold colour but the card is still so delicate. With the dies I have in my collection imitation of is card will be relatively easy. Another on my list! It's a long list. I hope you have had a lovely day and wherever you are the weather is good.
The sun has been shining again today. Forecast not so good for the next week. The boys have been working in the garden today. My mother in law came for dinner - roast pork, crackling (very crispy), loads of roasties (crispy), broccoli, roasted carrots, green beans, cauli and Yorkshires (gluten free).
Loads of washing on the line today and my mother in law bought it in for me. The best thing about that is that she worked in a laundry for years and no one can fold clothes like her. Consequently not much ironing will be required - how cool is that.
Late comment again today although not as late as last night. Watched Downton (love it) with a friend who supplied the refreshment in the form of Marks and Spencer's Walnut Whips (yum). Friend went then I dozed off. Anyway I'm here now and that's what counts.
Well done to all the winners of the comment game x
CraftySuetoo - LA version of NCIS is sadly lacking in Mark Harmon so not so good x
Tracy - everyone will be nervous about seeing you and many will not know what to say to you. It is difficult for people to think of what to say and they worry that they are going to say the wrong thing. You strike me as the kind of person who has such a lovely personality that you will be able to put them at their ease. Friends, family and good people are so important at times like this. Lots of love x
Maria - I'm here lovely. Commented late last night x
Lorraine - I hope you're ok. Are you sorting the pesky pussy's?
Melody - hope you are bearing up and managing to rest. Please don't forget to look after yourself. Lots of love x
Need my bed now so will sign off til tomorrow.
Take care all
Crafty hugs

Laura O said...

great card Sue ,love teal ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
It is good to see Teal back in use again and your card is fabulous!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Lesley S x

Txcowgirl said...

How excited I was to read today's blog, and see my name listed with the winners! What a wonderful surprise this is. I will be watching my mailbox with gleeful anticipation for an envelope from England. I can't thank Sue enough for all she does, we are all winners, and so much more the richer for her sharing her creativity with us.

Love today's card, teal is one of my very favorite colors. The Beaded Fanfare Embossing folder is just gorgeous, too. I don't think I've ever seen this one before.

Tracy you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength, peace and complete healing.

Yvonne, just have to ask about your dinner. " dinner - roast pork, crackling (very crispy), loads of roasties (crispy), broccoli, roasted carrots, green beans, cauli and Yorkshires". I know roast pork, carrots, broccoli, green beans, and cauli, but are roasties (crispy),just these vegtables roasted? We roast veggies with olive oil and garlic, salt and pepper, is this the same thing? Also, I've heard of Yorkshire Pudding, but is this dessert? Just curious, love to hear about how folks do things over there.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the color combination!!
Moxie Craftie

melody said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card the colours are great an that embossing folder is lovely, I have had it on a order waiting list for ages. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

I think the last couple of months have cought up with me as I have done nothing but sleep again today. Thank you all again for the kind messages an birthday wishes. xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a stunning card. The beaded fanfare e/b folder is one of my all time favourites if i am not sure which one to use this is the one that comes out. I thought you had gone off the teal card as it is such a long time since you had used it lol it is such a beautiful shade of teal and its my go to colour. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners enjoy your prize. Watched johns shows on hochanda today. He is a very talented crafter and once again i learned a few thing and he reminded me of somethings that i havent done for a long time.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Unknown said...

WOW!!! It's sooo pretty....this is definitely my kind of card. I love it x thank you so much Sue for this pretty card. You always bring out the best ideas and style out of every dies that you feature. I hope it's ok to try and remake this card. Thank you again for your hard work.
Lots of love,
Aggie Osborne xoxox

Unknown said...

WOW!!! It's sooo pretty....this is definitely my kind of card. I love it x thank you so much Sue for this pretty card. You always bring out the best ideas and style out of every dies that you feature. I hope it's ok to try and remake this card. Thank you again for your hard work.
Lots of love,
Aggie Osborne xoxox

Anonymous said...

Txcowgirl - roasties are just roast potatoes, usually parboiled, shake 'm' up to make them fluffy on the outside, then into hot oil/fat for roasting and crisping. Yorkshire pudding is a batter mix (flour/milk/egg) poured into a roasting tin of hot oil or fat and - cooked in the oven until risen and crispy. It's best known as an accompaniment to roast beef but lots of us like it with anything, or just on it's own. It's a savoury dish not a dessert. Have to say at this point it's a bit hit and miss in this household as to whether it rises as our cook lol is a bit averse to weighing ingredients! Still, flat is okay too. Whatever, it isn't for slimmers!!!! Must go, feeling hungry!

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Congratulations to all the comment winners, especially June Smith !!

Hugs Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Looks so crisp and clean.
Congratulations to all the lucky comment game winners.
Take care everyone.

Dawn Holben said...

Beautiful card with lots of pretty detail. I love the dies down the side as it gives
such a different look and the lisbon die is gorgeous. I have used it many times
and it looks fab in any colour and on mens cards too.

Unknown said...

Love this card, and I too missed out on getting the background embossing folder, so will be pleased if you bring it back.

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the colours and your design is wonderful xxx

Debs A xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning, the teal and white is a great combination, and the layout is fabulous. Congrats to the comment game winners and the card giveaway winner. Bx

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & WW!
I think teal is such a beautiful color. I'm so glad to hear the Beaded Fanfare EF is coming back! I do hope they'll make a large batch because it sounds like there are several of us who NEED it! Lol - but I'm not laughing - seriously, I need it! Art Deco is my favorite and that EF is too me, the epitome of Art Deco!
Thank you for all the kind birthday wishes! It's allowed me to carry on my celebration longer :) We had a great day in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. The weather was cool, which suited me perfectly - a birthday present in and of itself!
Happy belated anniversary wishes Fluffycat! 45 years is pretty amazing! Melody, sounds like your body has decided it's going to make you get some sleep! Xxx hugs!
CraftySuetoo...I like NCIS LA too - I know there's no Mark Harmon...but there is LL Cool J! I certainly don't mind looking at him :) the show has a whole different feel, but I like it. I actually also like NCIS New Orleans too. At first I wasn't sure I was going to, but it has grown on me. Mark Harmon is an executive producer or something on that (alas, not in front of the camera).
Yvonne G, the description of ur meal made my mouth water! It sounds quite delicious! Especially the crispy roasties (once I found out what they were-thx for asking Txcowgirl. Now I'm not the only one asking what things are :) Yvonne - you really did have a productive day! Then you got to craft a little too :) I know how time can get away from u tho - and then u r off ur schedule sleeping. I do that often, in fact I'm doing it now!
Laine, I'm glad Brodie came back in the other night. I absolutely hate that sickening feeling of worry. And they could care less that you were worried sick!
Ok - I better sign off
Hugs all around! Rebecca in Colorado
Ohh congrats to all the winners! What fun for you ;-)

Marianna Hammer said...

What a gorgeous card. And such a beautiful color combination

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I think the teal looks gorgeous with the white and such a beautiful combination of dies and embossing.

Thove Kramer said...

What a gorgeous card Sue. I really look forward to make such a beautiful card, love Thove

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the Teal colour which is so rich & pretty.
Love the side borders & the beaded fanfare embossing folder is one of my absolute favourites.

Gorgeous design, love it..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

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