Thursday, 29 October 2015

Ivied Sentiment


Hi bloggers!  Today's video card has a nice ivy theme running through it from the background to the sentiment.  There is also a pretty treatment for bringing your ivy embellishments to life as well.  Enjoy!












The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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155 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card and beautiful colours still love these flowers, will watch video when I get to my daughters.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card, so lovely. Love the Ivy.
Steph, you can do this for Lottie Beth, she will love them.
Tracey, what a brave lady you are and so funny, made me laugh about M&S. Must check out my new store sometime.
Melody and Francis, you have my deepest admiration for your courage, yes Melody, you too, it takes a lot to speak out about something that is tearing you apart, your strength and determination. We are all supporting you. Cheryl always has the perfect words that we would all like to speak.
Hugs to all, what a great supportive blog this is.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning due and crafters.
Love ur card this morning smashing fresh colours. Really adore that ivy die its on my wish list for Xmas.
Never slept much last night can u tell? As I'm not normally this early lol

Anyways next few days I'm having a pj day in front of TV am not moving as now I'm resting after my busy few days.

Love to all and thanks again for the tremendous support xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, will watch video when hubby gets up but wow the card looks fantastic, I know I will want to have a go at this one.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card I love the ivy die as you can do so much with it. The colours are very subtle but absolutely perfect for this card. Yvonne xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is lovely, and the ivy really does look realistic
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Lovely fresh colours today Sue. , ivy always looks nice. Will be watching video later. JJxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card love the ivy die one that I have yet to get
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, back to the ivy, which I love, flowers are so nice too.

Will watch the video later,

Thank you Sue.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow, love the Ivy, must must have lol !! The subtle colour is perfect too. Ivy to the top of the list.....
Muriel x

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue from a beautiful lady, will watch video later. Have a great day, hugs xxx

auscrafts said...

lovely card, the ivy looks like it has just been cut from the garden

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video, Thank you so much.
Take care Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the ivy theme and the flowers are so "touchable".
Can't believe that it's Thursday already and I haven't done any crafting at all this week! Although, we have visited two universities and had a trip to Newcastle to see a certain boy band, so I've not been idle.
Tracy - take it easy, pj days sound just the thing. Melody - hugs as always. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This ia a stunning card. The colours are beautiful and fresh. The flowers are amazing as is the ivy it looks very real. Thanks for another great video. Have set the box to tape johns shows on hochanda tonight and tomorrow.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
My ivy die is one of my much used dies both for birthday and of course Christmas cards.
Just love today's card.
Jan

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love this card!!! Off to work will
watch video laters :)
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

I ove this colour green used, it's a colour not used often.
The card is beautiful.

Sandy(tort)

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful. Lovely fresh colours.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a great video, and a beautiful card, love the idea of the glazing on the ivy, makes it look so realistic, especially with the colouring. I have been using my trailing ivy dies a lot lately. Have a great day. Bx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
It really is a pleasure to open your blog and wait for the surprise to be revealed. Lovely card today and green is not my favourite colour although I did decide to work with it last night. I needed inspiration today to cover a big blob of paved pearls around a card so here it is!
Thank you Sue - it's getting ivy on it !
Anne M xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card today, really pretty.

Michele

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this card. The leaves are amazing. I've done some inky leaves before and they are really effective. Much more realistic than just one flat colour. Think this will be my norm for leaves now.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very pretty card today.
Jan
Northampton

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card, love the ivy accents and the gloss effect. Thank you for another great video tutorial.x

dmjones said...



Love the ivy accents on this card,




Doreen x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue and early birds,

Really fresh and zingy card with that gorgeous shade of green. I use the ivy die quite a lot in my cards and embellishments on other paper crafts.

Daily thoughts and prayers to Tracy, enjoy your pj day, there is nothing better than allowing your self time out to recover. My radiotherapy sessions were always the first ones in the morning, due to my agoraphobia, and I loved getting home and putting my pj's on to catch up on my snoozes.

Melody and Francis, continue being brave throughout this horrible time. We are all standing firm with you but don't forget to have some 'me' time too, you will need it. Gurt big ((((hugs)))) to you and all your family.

Love & hugs to all those in pain, discomfort or loss. I hope your day becomes kinder.

Cheryl xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely beautiful card and a fabulous video, the lacquer makes the ivy stand out. Another great idea of using the die to mark where to use the ink thanks for sharing the idea. The sentiment on your card this morning is very apt for me today because I'm going to my young friends funeral this morning.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - great card again today. I can't stop using my ivy dies as they are so realistic and look so good glossy. Looking forward to watching the video later today and more shows on Hochanda coming up too, how spoil we are we getting! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! oh! Wow! I just LOVE this wonderful card.
As usual I am off to watch and learn.
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow love the shiny leaves

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card today, I bought the lacquer a couple of weeks ago so will be able to use it when trying this card.
That is in between babysitting grandchildren this week lol
They're too young to trust with my craft stuff.
Have a great day
Maggie

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love what you have done with the ivy. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, really beautiful card.I look forward to watching the video.
B xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Brilliant card and video tutorial today! The ivy looks particularly wonderful with the glaze. Debra x

granny sue said...

Very lovely card. I love your Ivy. SueL x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the ivy x xhazel

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely gorgeous - ivy everywhere (just like in my garden) and yet it doesn't look overdone...

Izzy

Aspiring crafter said...

Stunning card Sue, love it all !
XxxRuth

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs A xxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.

Chris Curry said...

I love the ivy, so delicate looking and so versatile. A beautiful card Sue. Thank you.Xx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card (as usual!) Sue, putting a glaze on the ivy really does bring it to life. I must try this as I haven't thought to do it with the ivy - only flowers!. Thank you Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful I love the ivy . love Jean Z xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the Ivy when its glazed so pretty!!
I watched the Video first today, thank you Sue!
The Ivy all over my garden is a pain and never ending to remove!

Wheelybad I hope meds are kicking in,and you are improving ?

Take care
Love Marg

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Delightful card and love the glossy ivy.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I have done this card and have to say it looks amazing in real life. The ivy just pops off the page. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas.

Love Rosemarie xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
What a beautiful, fresh looking card.
I've glazed flowers but never thought of doing the same to leaves, ivy etc..
Regards,
Evis M.

Wendy L said...

So beautiful and thoughtful, xxx

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
I love this card! Uses some of my favourite dies! And I have all of those so I can make this card! Well if I ever get downstairs again that is. Not a very happy bunny this morning - but hey ho things will improve soon! They better or I will be kicking off!
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us
Have a beautiful day everyone!
I'm going to share something I think every day -
'What's in our hearts, there's never time to say'
So say something kind and generous to someone you love or even just a stranger today!

gwen70 said...

Wonderful idea Sue, do love this card

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card, love the way you create the background.
Thanks for a very instructive video!

Linda Norris said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card and another great video, love the shiny ivy. The only time I love ivy is when it's on a card or not actually the real thing lol!!!

Melody I'm so so sorry to hear about what your going through. My husband is 52 and I'm 50 and I really can't imagine the pain your feeling. I admire your husband for fighting this all the way, its terrible when doctors play God and I pray that Francis proves them wrong. Sending healing angels your way.

Hugs
Linda xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry not commented in the last few days due to my illness, I will go back and leave it, hope people don't mind me doing that,
Anyway today's card is beautiful as always, I've now started doing book folding and loving it, I use all your finishing touches range to decorate them and they're beautiful, will send you a pic so you can see, it just passes the time in hospital as I can't take everything with me.
Hope you have a lovely day, crafty huds Julie Laz xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a really wet and horrible Autumn day, wow this card is just stunning I love it and the ivy sentiment really shows the diecut ivy to a T its gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Love the way the glaze on the ivy makes it 'pop'. Have tried glazing before , not very successfully, must give it another go. Have a great day everybody
hugs Sylvia xx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes; Such a very pretty card Sue & some wonderful techniques, the ivy cut already comes out beautiful, as I’m lucky that it popped out of my hat a while back, but to add the glue lacquer just makes them even more appealing, have seen you use this method at your demo so really must put it into practise. Must admit when I saw the card I thought OoooooH can I really do that but watching you make this on video it is so brilliantly clever, so effortless but at the same time so lovely & effective. Thank you for sharing your extraordinary talent with us Sue I learn so much from yourself & your amazing team x x x

Every 2 years during my half term break from work Mr B & I have a good clean & sort out of the attic (too hot up there in the summer to mess around; Lol)...so yesterday we got stuck in, at a snail’s pace of course for my benefit, which took all day & his 2 trips to the skip later, with full loads, we finished around 7.30 pm. We had to be pretty stringent as he is hoping to set up his train set up there, not to my liking though as no windows which is why I put first grabs up for the study for part craft room; at least I got my priorities right; Lol.

Melody, Francis, Molly & family; my heart goes out to you when I read that the news was not what we had all hoped for you, but when faced with a dreadful dilemma it is amazing how strong Francis suddenly feels in his determination to see this through, I sincerely hope that this strength & determination brings forth a positive outcome in 6 weeks time, but as others have said please take care of yourself too as you also need some time to keep your inner & physical strength up to par, easier said than done I know but my prayers are sent to you all each day...Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) x x x x x

STEPHANIE; my heart went out to you but you bravely completed your task, hopefully if you are asked again it will be easier for you... perhaps one way through this is to pre cut a whole bunch of sentiment labels/tags in different shapes & sizes from spare card (you can even ink the edges of each one in a neutral colour before taking them out of the die) & then pre stamp them with whatever sentiments you wish (even doubling or tripling each one), then if someone asks you for a sentiment of say ‘daughter’, ‘friend’ etc then you can reach for it out of a tub/bag & plonk it on with a bit of double sided or foam tape, that way you will have your card all made up with just the sentiment centre to add...hope this helps x x x

Speaking of nerves when I was sat at the committee table for the first time as volunteer treasurer for a Royal British Legion branch, I was the only female at the top table & they had a dark blue cloth covering the top & front of the table with an RBL logo embroidered on it...It was my turn to make my report to the members at our meeting, I knew I had to give a jolly good show as they had unanimously voted me to take position as their Treasurer...but my knees turned to jelly, my insides shivered like a pneumatic drill & my voice & lips quivered wildly. I apologised saying I was happy & proud to have taken this position for them but I was just so nervous. Everyone was very kind by saying there was no need to be nervous as we were all friends together, but one gentleman piped up “you could always crawl under the table & read your report out from behind the cloth”, “oh no” I said “I can’t do that, what would you all be thinking, these are all men sitting here you know”. Well, you’ve never heard anything like it as the room went into an absolute uproar; most of the ladies & gents had taken out their hankies & were wiping away the tears streaming down from their raucous laughter. Well to say the least I was still nervous every time I gave my report but I will never ever forget my first one; Lol

Have to split this one Sue so hope you don't mind x x x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and excellent video demo sue thankyou for sharing xx love yvonne bennett xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love the ivy .
Marion H

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue

Anne (Northampton)

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Likeing the Ivy x

IVY Cheong said...

Stunning card! I love all your Ivy dies ( after my own name sake:-)) and bought them all. I will definitely try this design out. Thank you so much for sharing all your incredible endless inspirations with us every day. Love, Ivy xx

Elizabeth Beal said...

2nd; TRACEY, VAL, SAM; sincerely hope all is well from ur ops; Tracey; all the best from here on in, happy appt in Glasgow went well, hope this positive news will help you on the way forward in ur treatment; stay amazing my friends we are here for you all; healing (((HUGS))) & to anyone feeling under par x x x
REBECCA; “clotheslined” hey I love it not even the computer could accept it as one word, it will do now; Lol. Glad you liked the story; so good to know I have brought a chuckle. That is the fabulous thing about this blog, we all have one thing in common we love Sue for her amazing talent, humanity & selfless generosity in spirit & in deed & everyone here has a wonderful, caring instinct on supporting those who need it. Believe me it makes a difference being a part of such a magnificent family of Wilsonettes. (((HUGS))) to you my friend on the loss of your dear Mo, may time give you the healing you need to then remember the happier times with your beloved kitty x x x x x
SP; ur heartfelt words of sincerity toward ur dear friend & to our exquisite Sue touched my heart deeply, I’m genuinely sorry that ur friend has cancer but she is more richly blessed than many by having you sharing your life with her. If we could all of us be touched, just once, by someone like you then we would also possess one of the richest commodities within us, a soul blessed. So I guess we are lucky to be touched by our dear Sue & so many of her Wilsonettes. Bless you SP & (((HUGS))) to you & your friend x x x
Thank you dear friends,(‘P’in Wales, Theresa, Arwen Perry, Fluffycat, Lorraine, Lynda, Wheely Bad, Yvonne, for ur birthday wishes, I had a lovely morning in the company of some lovely ladies & Tracey is lovely & down to earth, a magnificent demonstrator, very knowledgeable & very clued up on Techniques & CE products & I would love to see her demoing on Hochanda..Sue you have another wonderful, talented & creative asset to the CE team. ARWEN PERRY; I had to chuckle “enjoy the shopping” (I hope you meant me; Lol) I got some lovely CE sentiment cling stamps & the fabulous thing about them is they are all individual so no having to cut around them. My hat had pleased me immensely with the choices I pulled out, especially the gorgeous French ‘AUVERGNE’, Caribbean ‘St Barts’ Greek ‘Santorini’ & Festive ‘Tree Greeting’ had been hoping for these ones to pop out for so long. Then I came home had a rest, well if I’m honest a good snooze, & onto my dad-in-laws to share a take away, I hadn’t been well enough to see him lately so sharing a birdie meal was a nice way to spend time with him & I think he appreciated it.
YVONNE; glad your okay & lovely to see you back but please remind me never to borrow anything from you that will take you away from your daily fix I would hate for Louise to come to the forefront to exact her wrath...me thinks I’m watching too much Jekyll & Hyde; Lol as for Lorraine I assure you she has been the pillar of our little community, says I with a Lol; a perfect example of Bonnie without her Clyde, Thelma without her Louise etc etc; LOL...no seriously she, myself & Wilsonettes have missed the banter that goes back & forth between you both... (((HUGS))) x x x PS ‘Shrunken exit’ had a chuckle at this description; Lol – see told you we missed your lovely humour x
LINDA28; Happy Birthday to you, hope you had a lovely day & enjoyed your crafting birthday (((HUGS))) x x x JULIA; blessings to you both & congratulations on your wedding, so wonderful when 2 halves of you both finally become one; I sincerely wish you the joy, happiness & companionship for many, many years that I have had the privilege to share with Mr B (((HUGS))) to you both x x x HEATHER T; my thoughts are with you today, not easy to lose a friend at any age so just wanted to send you heaps of (((HUGS))) to see you through a difficult time x x x

(((HUGS))) to you Sue, to those in need, to special friends & all lovely Wilsonettes enjoy your day Beth B x x x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today, I love the ivy. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card, I love the ivy running all the way through the design. I have done a similar thing with the ivy and it looks so life like. Your videos are great for all the hints and tips.
Thanks for sharing.
Heather Treble

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, I love to glaze the ivy it gives such a wonderful effect.
Will watch the video later.
Lydia
X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue.
Rosemary xx

hettygarlick said...

Another beautiful card Sue.

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous card,love the ivy everywhere.

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
very delicate and this light green is beautiful - simply wonderful.
Rolf xxx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card & some wonderful techniques. To add the glue lacquer to the ivy makes them even more interesting. Thank you for sharing your talents with us...L Rosie xxxxx

nattyboots said...

A really lovely card again Sue beautiful trailing ivy , i will watch your video later with a well earned coffee.
Take Care.
Elaine H X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I adore the lacquer!!
:-)
Lorna D

SueJ said...

Nice video and lovely card.
Enjoyed watching all the lovely techniques used.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the ivy theme.
Thank you for the great demo.
Veronique L

Bejay Roles said...

Good Morning, Sue,
I think I'm in love...with this card! I love the ivy dies, sadly they are still on my wish list as finances, or the lack of them, are stopping me from buying the trailing ivy set right now. They are going to be the next set I get when funds allow though as there is so much you can do with them all year round.
The video was great and, of course, you made it all look so easy to achieve a beautiful end product. Thanks for sharing with us.
Bejay x

June Horrocks said...

This card is lovely sue the ivy is a beautiful die I must get it it looks so useful it's on my wish list Love always June horrocks xxxxx

sunshinepen said...

another beautiful card and will watch the video now.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the ivy, off to watch the video.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Theresa Pace said...

that is a lovely card. serene and gives me a contented feeling when i look at it, hugs xx

CraftyJo said...

That's a very pretty card although I had to look twice at the title - never seen the word 'Ivied' before:-

adjective: ivied

covered in ivy.
"the ivied rectory"

Well done for challenging my grasp of our language today ;)

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card. The ivy die is on my Wish List

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card today! I really love it - it is beautiful. Thanks so much for all your inspiration.
I've used the Thinking of You Die a lot and have a few cut out ready!
To all who are going through difficult times at the moment I'm sending my love and best wishes and praying that you will have peace.
Lots of love, Myra xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today and a fantastic tip for the ivy - I yes mine such a lot and now I'm colouring it like you do it looks so lovely - must get some lacquer now! Thank you for sharing such a beauty.
Love Diane G xxxx

Tracey enjoy your pj day, you've deserved itxxxx
Beth you did make me laugh with your speech - well that broke the ice ! Xxxx

Berina RGA said...

The ivy is very beautiful.. Love it.. and thanks for the tip..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The ivy looks gorgeous. Thanks for your video.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love love love this ivy die! Love the bling too. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, thank you for the video, the glossy accents on the ivy leaves makes such a difference to the look of the card so I must remember that and the sentiment is very nice, love from Jackie xx

Paula said...

There's something about ivy isn't there, I just wish I didn't have so much of it running wild in the garden!! :) Lovely card Sue.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

gailgale said...

This ivy card is very beautiful. I can't wait to watch the video. I love the way you use the dies as back ground.

Tressa said...

Lovely card and I like the design although the shade of green is not totally to my taste. Glad to see the flower die actually used; the first time I looked at it I could not work out how it would finally appear: the end result is gorgeous though. I like the idea of glossing the leaves as you have done, it really brings them out.

Teresa

Lorraine Freeman said...

Morning all,
Another superb card Sue. I love ivy. My Mum has the ivy die so I will have to ask to borrow it as I have the pierced ornate noble so will have fun with this one.
Yvonne the bunting is all finished for this year, alas the glitter is still everywhere.
Tracey glad you are listening and resting.
Heather T condolences on the loss of your friend.
Julie I am glad you are feeling a bit better.
Elisabeth thank you for the chuckle.
I think I will have to go back to my Dr as I can feel myself getting really down again, already on anti depressants so rather cross with myself. I will find some crafting to do to take my mind off it as I know I have lots to be thankful for.
I wish good things to all

Anonymous said...

I have one of your ivy die sets and I really love it...use it all the time on many different card themes. Very universal. Beautiful card today. Jan D., Florida, USA

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Thanks for the heads up. But I've been doing that, I have a box full as I've found a wonderful site that makes stamps for every possibility and everything family members and beyond, but I only received my daughter in law stamp Saturday and I put that day aside to organize ready for market. But thanks anyway : )

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Absolutely beautiful. I do enjoy my Greek ivy collection and the finishing touches ivy die, the Greek border die is smashing for cutting and nipping into (better double check that the predictive text hasn't changed 'nipping' for something similar lol) if it does during it's flight in cyber space I do apologize !!
Have a great day.
Lancashire Steph xx

DeedeeW said...

Lovely card Sue. The colour combination is so fresh. Once again I have all the products already so this is another I can make today. Thank you again for all your inspiration. The video is great and much appreciated as I can replay as necessary. Best wishes xxx.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi Lorraine
I know what it's like to go along the road being in anti depressants. I did my time on those took me 3 years to come off them. U just need to try figure out what ur triggers are and try pull back from it. I know it's difficult but if I can do it I'm sure u can too. I just keep telling myself that there's worse people off out there than me and that helps me along my road xxx

Vie Carter said...

A really beautiful card Sue, just love it

Vie
x

terrie said...

Beautiful card and beautiful color...this card turned out really nice....tfs
Well done Sue

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card and great tutorial video,
thank you Sue for making them.

Glad you back Beth with your stories, they make me smile
and sometimes laugh out loud so never stop. x
Lorraine, have you thought about a SAD-light, I feeling a
bit low too especially during the winter season.When the sun
is out,try going for a walk. It might help. hug x
Tracy- glad your op went well and you were home already the
same day. Take care and try not to do to much x
Rebecca- hope you ok and enjoying a beautiful Autumn in
Colorado. I can imagining it very pretty this time of year x
Yvonne- hope you taking it easy and have some Me time when
you can, it's important. Look who's talking....x
Melody and family ,you are all in my thoughts x
Sam- hope your op went well and you soon be up for some crafting,
take care.
To anyone having treatments or are in hospital etc. you are
all in my thoughts and hope all goes well.

It's getting colder so Wilsonette's wrap up warm if going out,
so hopefully the colds will stay away.
Hugs Maria x

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card, love the glossy finish too
Carol

KarinsArtScrap said...

so gorgeous love it that the leaves have some glue on it. Sue
Gr Karin

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, great video as always.
Hugs to all who need them
Theresa xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and great video, thank you for all you do

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Jean said...

So pretty!!

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! I love the noble die and the gorgeous felt flowers!
Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Lovely card today sue x shall watch the video laterand look forward to the transformation of the ivy x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w x

TDQ Karen said...

Just stunning xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card, I have one of your Ivy Dies and use it such a lot. Have not yet seen the video so not sure yet what dies you have used, but hope its one of the dies I have, or I can see another die on the wish list.
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

ooooh Sue, do like your paisley top! First chance today to look at your longer video - always a joy and thank you. Love the way you've done the ivy, so effective, and altogether the perfect card for the sentiment.
cr@fty Heather T - so sorry for the loss of your young friend - sending hugs.
Tracy, had a good laugh about M&S - went past one today and was scared to go in!! Hope you enjoy your PJ days. Any crafting getting done?
Melody, as ever, thinking of you and Francis. Keeeeep cooking!

'P' in Wales

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
It's a beautiful card today, but I have been unable to watch the video as it's not showing on my laptop. I'll have another go later.
Love to all who are in pain in any way.
Maureen xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Lol yeah I must've been thinking of it when I was typing lol.
No crafting getting done as yet as I can't quite move my arm properly without discomfort but maybe next week. Doesn't stop me from buying more of sues does tho for when I ca get going lol :-) xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card, the lacquer really makes the ivy stand out.xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another wow moment! Love the concept of this one and the ivy die is one of my all time favs, so this hits all the spots for me. Just fabulous

Brooke Bont said...

Just beautiful love the ivy dies use them often

DeeDee7770 said...

A beautiful card Sue. Ivy is so classic and is often overlooked. Thanks for reminding me of how pretty it is.

ursula said...

This is so beautiful, those leaves look so real, an amazing card...luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Stunning,great colour. I love the Ivy dies and really like the way you have tied them all together. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and the ivy looks amazing.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

barbara macaskill said...

What a striking card!! I LOVE how realistic the ivy looks and those little white flowers are delightful!! TFS!

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Love the ivy. Thank you for the video. Very useful. I will have to get that 'Thinking of You' die

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so beautiful

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Karen Drew said...

That is an absolutely stunning card
Luv
Karen xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love all my ivy leaves and I like the way you have used them here. From the comments I gather that some of them have been lacquered. I can't watch the video just now as it keeps stopping and pixelating - maybe too many Wilsonettes are trying to watch at the same time lol so I will try again later.

Frances

Bluefairy4U said...

Another gorgeous card Sue I love the noble dies so versatile. Thank you Jo

Dawn Holben said...

This is so so pretty I really love it, I love the ivy theme throughout
the card especially on the background.
And I love making those flowers.
Thank you for another fab video.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very pretty card. The ivy is just lovely.

Love Helen xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I always thought I was never a fan of ivy but the way you use it on your cards makes it pretty and very useful.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

America said...

Hi Sue, this IVY themed creation is absolutely GORGEOUS in white, dimension and detailing. LOVIN' the NEW releases - WOW!! BEAUTIFUL die-cut uses.

Jane Franklin said...

Love the card. Beautiful. Jxxx

Lisbeth said...

Very pretty card again Sue, what a talented lady you are. I have just watched John on TV with some of your new dies and I love them all

Lisbeth

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
A few years ago I would have thought that ivy was only suitable for Christmas cards. I am so pleased that it is you that has proved me wrong.
This card is absolutely lovely. Thinking of you cards are not always cards that we would choose to make but unfortunately they are necessary sometimes. This card is so befitting of the sentiment.
I have not really given the ivy dies much attention but I think that they may need to come and live here.
Thank you again Sue for your generosity and allowing us to share and be inspired by your utter brilliance x
Have had a wonderful day spending time with a very good friend. We see each other quite frequently but our 'meetings' are usually brief and hardly long enough to slurp a full cup of tea. Anyway we made a pact to have a proper catch up and had lunch and dinner together and hardly paused for breath in between all the highly intelligent articulating - if you believe that you will believe anything.
We spent most of the afternoon trying to be sensible and grown up. Our attempts at maturity were fruitless so we decided to give in to our inner child. It really is true - laughter is the best medicine. I am exhausted from all the frivolity, especially when my friend laughed so much that her incontinence got the better of her!! Is it so wrong to find other peoples failing bodily functions so hilarious??!! I don't think that Jake was terribly impressed with his mothers juvenile behaviour and his look of disdain which was clearly visible just added fuel to our terribly inappropriate behaviour x
BETH B - I have no problem anyone borrowing things. My friend did not borrow my charger - she stole it - there is a big difference. Jekyll and Hyde would be an appropriate name for Lorraine and myself methinks. Me being Jekyll and obviously Lorraine most definitely would be Hyde x
LORRAINE FREEMAN - my best 'glitter story' was when it was a friend's sons 21st birthday and I filled his card with glitter. He realised before taking the card out of the envelope and the majority of the sparkles remained in the envelope. I was not happy with this outcome as my intention had been for the glitter to make much more of an impression so decided to take matters into my own hands. My friends son was only wearing shorts so I took the glitter filled envelope and emptied the contents down the back of his shorts. The aftermath of my little 'joke' resulted in a long shower and a feeble attempt to remove the gritty but incredibly shiny particles from creases and crevices that should remain private!! There was a trail of glitter left all over the house for a number of weeks. I do like to leave my mark. On a serious note - I am on anti depressants. It is nothing to be ashamed of. I resisted the advice of my doctor for a long time but realised that I needed a little bit of help to 'keep afloat'. It was about a year after I lost Steve my partner. If you had a cut you would stick a plaster on it wouldn't you? My happy pills and I are a good partnership. Do not bottle it up - shout help if you need to x
Maria - me time is always on the menu somewhere. Me time and time spent with good friends is a necessity. Mind you if this afternoon is anything to go by I don't think I could cope on a regular basis. Laughter is a wonderful thing and silliness has it's place, but a few more sessions like that and I would be fit for nothing - knackered x
Heather T - I hope the funeral was a suitable send off and I am sorry for your loss x
Tracy - make the most of your pj days - go with the flow. Behave and do as you are told. Lots of love x
Lorraine/Thelma/Cagney - you ok?
Ok everyone. Signing off now. Need to rest after a raucous and feckless afternoon. I am hoping that I have not traumatised my son too much and he will not hold a grudge. I am supposed to be the adult after all - Lol!
Lots of love to everyone
Nite nite
Yvonne
x

Barbara said...

Fabulous card Sue.
will wait and watch video in bed later.

Julie Elli said...

You could use this card for all kinds of occasions Sue. It is gorgeous!
Thanks for the video
Big hug
Julie E

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew,

I am embarrassingly late today so sincere apologies for my tardiness, it's inexcusable I know:-)
I have been further remiss by not yet watching your fabulous demo so I will comment on what I can see and guess the rest.
I am a real fan of the ivy, it's a great all rounder and suitable at any time of year- I have used it in the past by inking white paper to create texture and dimension before cutting out and I think that you may have used this fabulous technique here, The lacquer is a superb addition, I've just completed a card with lacquered poinsettias and the results are awesome. All in all I really adore this card, anything featuring a noble die immediately gets my vote, and the font of your new sentiment die is beautiful. Your talents know no bounds, thanks for the continuing inspirationalxxxx
I'm feeling rather pooped this evening after a rather late appointment with my nail technician- I now have the talons worthy of any Hollywood megastar even if ,sadly, not the lifestyle, I was feeling rather festive so I went for rose gold glitter to cheer me up and it sure did the trick. I always find the first week or two after the clocks go back a real trial- my GP likes to keep a close eye on me at this time of year just in case I go off the rails and have a mini meltdown so the differences between me and Mr Hyde are negligible I'm afraid Yvonne and Beth:-) But I can really empathise with those who are struggling at the moment, but like Yvonne so wisely put it, there is no shame in asking for a helping hand to weather the storm.
Maria, thanks for your suggestion about the light box, I used to use sunbeds for 10yrs for that very reason until I developed skin cancer which I am still receiving treatment for- I think your suggestion is brill, with the added bonus of being safe! I use a daylight lamp in my craftroom which helps during the darker winter months. I really must put that lottery ticket on though, my dream would be to have a pad in the sun to spend the winter months, I watch A place in the Summer Sun dreaming of a property in the Caribbean or Florida- a thought that would send a shiver of fear down Sues spine and a restraining order in hot pursuit:-)
Heather, my thoughts are with you for your loss, it's always harder to bear when our loved one is youngerxxx
Julie, crafting can be the best medicine, I packed my Grand Calibur before my nightwear when I last had a lengthy stay in hospital, it was a great tonic. Best of luck in your recoveryxx
Beth, glad you enjoyed your birthday and managed to put the money to good use. Loved your story, I'm sure there were a few blushes along with the laughter, not a maiden speech to be easily forgotten:-)
Yvonne, losing control of your bodily functions is becoming a regular occurrence, I feel an intervention may be the order of the day- perhaps industrial strength Tena Lady is insufficient precautions, maybe Jake will feel that care in an appropriate facility is the logical step:-) My gran used to wet herself with excitement whilst watching Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks...but she had given birth to eight children so it was only understandable! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself though, even if you disturbed the peace and your son with your antics!By the way, don't you think Mr Hyde is merely misunderstood, not the raving psychopath with anger management issues? I'm slightly concerned that you see some parallels with my own character though, especially since I have worked so hard to build up a worthwhile reputation on this blog.
I think I may be nearing my word limit again so can I just send healing hugs to Tracy, melody, Francis, Wheely bad and anyone in need of a cuddlexxx Sleep tight.

Laine1972xxxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I'm really inspired buy this card it's beautiful.

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue. Will watch video another time, as need to get to bed.

Hugs and Best Wishes to all Wilsonettes, especially those of you who are ill / in pain. Hope you'll be recovered soon.

Hugs, Angela in Dubai Xx

Laura O said...

lovely card,have just used this die it makes a card look fantastic ,Laura O

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Friends sorry so late Sue.
Gorgeous card today love love it beautiful.great video thank you.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hug's for TRACY glad you had a pj day & rested xx

Melody & Francis my thoughts & prayers are still with you. Hug's for Molly xx

Hug's for all friends & Wilsonettes xxxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Stunning. I love the ivy dies, I love snipping as you know, I snipped the Spanish border on my last card shaping leaves fron the straight border. I was so pleased with the result.

Melody, sending hugs to you, Franicis and Molly xxx

Tracy, Pj days are perfect... just what you need. Treat yourself too- you deserve it! Sending hugs xxx

Julie Laz, sorry you're in hospital, hope you're getting better and glad you can do some crafting, sending hugs xxx

Cr@ty Heather, I'm sorry for your loss, hugs xxx

Thinking of everyone in or just out of hospital or poorly, Sam, Val and others, hugs xxx

Lorraine Freeman, down days are allowed, antidepressants or not, don't do yourself down over it. Crafting is such a great therapy though and I hope it made you feel better. Hugs xxxx I don't know about SAD lights but I can say that daylight bulbs instead of the regular low energy bulbs make a difference in the winter... plus you can properly see colours when you're crafting! They're not hugely expensive just dont get one thats too bright in the living room or you'll feel awake all evening! I have them in two rooms and they make a real difference on a cloudy, dull day.

Beth, glad you made an impression on them! Hugs and a bit of a giggle at your expense xxx

Marg, stopped the pizotifen the day before yesterday and head a headache all yesterday but it wasnt bad so I thought little of it. Had a sore head when I went to bed last night but it didn't feel like much more and decided I didn't have enough of the signs to take the tablet- woke up feeling dreadful. I fed the dog this morning and went back to sleep, evetytime I woke up I couldn't see straight. If I had a migraine it was overnight and the tablets wouldn't do much for the after effects. I'm learning now as these are a 'take it when it starts', so last night/ today was a lesson learnt! Thanks for asking, sending hugs xxx

Time to get ready for bed, hugs to everyone, enjoy watching John tomorrow!

T x

Brenda Lello said...

'Hello Sue,

This card just sings to me,
I love the Ivy dies.
I love the freshness of this card.
I JUST LOVE IT ALL!!!

Thank you for sharing, Love Brenda xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Wheely Bad said...

Hugs back at you Lorraine, glad you enjoyed your bit of pampering. Thanks for the mention of Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks. Brought back lovely memories of My great nan, who loved the wrestling, she'd swear like a trooper (probably where I get it from!) all the way through and my mum would try to tell her off for it unsuccessfully. Deaf as a post but could hear the rustling of a packet of cigarettes opening from 40 yards! Will go to bed smiling tonight thinking about her! Thanks Laine! xxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, lovely card as yours always are, you are an amazing talent, always love your style.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Melody said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love the ivy die. Take Care Melody xXx

Thanks agin to you all xxx

Eunice said...

I am a fan of the ivy card, thanks for the inspiration Sue!

Lizzybea said...

Beautiful card.
Liz xx

Love2papercraft said...

Please don't be cross with yourself (if by that you mean angry or blaming) for getting down (even whilst on antidepressants). Depression is such a wicked disease and has many origins, which also means there's no one right way to treat it. Even within the same person, different treatments can be needed at different times throughout life. Sometimes a med or a method that worked great will quit working and you will need to try another. Sometimes no meds will be needed at all, but instead will need time or a change of situation. Sometimes counselling, sometimes a combination etc. Counting your blessings or as Tracy said, reminding yourself there are others in worse condition can be a GREAT coping mechanism. BUT, in so doing, don't trivialise your own pain (I'm lovingly talking to you too Tracy :). I'm not saying you have to dwell on it - but if you don't acknowledge it & address it, it will rear its ugly head. I liken it to holding a beach ball under water...you can't do it forever. It's going to pop up one place or another (maybe as a different illness, maybe deeper depression, etc. who knows). Another common, but fairly accurate analogy is comparing it to someone with diabetes. If that person does everything within their power such as weight loss through proper diet & exercise, following Dr's orders etc and they still can't get it under control, no amount of berating themselves, or comparing themselves to others is going to make the diabetes go away. They have to go on medication and continue with eating healthy etc to manage it. Absolutely no shame in that & depression is the same way. You have to take charge of what you can (which also happens to include diet & exercise), get guidance if needed - and if that doesn't take care of it, medication may be required too (might be short term, might be lifelong). Let me say it again...absolutely no shame in that.
Holy cow! Did I just get on a soapbox or what??? Full disclosure - I have a Bachelor's of Science in psychology and a Master's in counseling and I was a psychotherapist for a few years. Contrary to popular opinion that depression is somehow a weakness of character - the very opposite is true. People who battle depression day after day, year after year are among the strongest people I know. Same can be said of those with other chronic illness. So Lorraine that's why I've asked you not to be cross with yourself. Go to your doctor, count your blessings, distract yourself - but take care of yourself! Tracy, your awesome attitude is clearly a huge asset (not just for you - but we, and those around you, benefit too :) And, at the same time, it's ok to acknowledge feelings that aren't positive. Bringing negative feelings into the light doesn't give them power - it diminishes their power. Now, metaphorically speaking, I don't think clothing yourself and decorating your walls with them is a good idea - but I'm pretty sure that's not your style!
Goodness gracious, I'll get off this soapbox now! It's just that I've found myself quite fond of the members of this blog and want everyone to feel good about and take care of themselves. And, I don't know how to shut up sometimes lol! I certainly don't mean to offend, so please forgive me if I have (and feel free to just scroll on past my comments in the future)! Rebecca

Love2papercraft said...

Oh my gosh, I'm going to gush! I just so enjoy you all! I started reading nearly 3 hours ago (trying to catch up - and that was only on a few days)! I held back from commenting on everything I wanted to because much of it was in the past and I never know if anybody goes back. I planned on reading all of the comments on this offering & replying shamelessly on numerous posts- certain that I would get them in while it was still "today". Then I read Lorraine F's post & Tracy's reply and I don't know what came over me (my own Dr Jekyl OR Mr Hyde of sorts?) and I began what turned into a, well, I don't know what to call it, maybe a speech? It was all said in love...but in great length (as if I'm capable of anything else). Only then did I finish reading the rest of this days posts (and of course, by this time, it was no longer "today"). Anyway, I see that others said basically what I said, but in far fewer words! So, I've used up any time (& then some) I had set aside to post, and I still didn't get to reply to everyone like I wanted! Wait, is that a collective sigh of relief I hear? Well, I just miss catching up with everyone! I read, I laughed, I cried, I typed (one finger mind you because my phone keyboard is too small for more than one at a time), I was entertained. And that's not even counting how I enjoyed all the fabulous cards and videos! This was supposed to be my night to catch up on sleep...hmmm. Kind of an epic fail on that end! I've got to get up & go to work in a few short hours. Maybe I'll fall asleep quickly dream of giving an introductory speech while under a tablecloth & looking at my beautifully manicured & glittered nails. My speach will be so entertaining, the entire audience will wet themselves from laughter (ew, now it's starting to sound a little nightmarish!). Perhaps Brodie will saunter under the tablecloth and I'll follow him on a tour of a lovely new craft room and then a sparkling clean attic with a train set in it. Lo & behold, I'll find a whole boxcar of smoothies (the CE type - not the blended fruit type - that would just be weird). Suddenly I'll be following a trail of glitter that leads to men named Big Daddy & Giant Haystack, who, based on their size and gold lamé shorts (or is that glitter?), I surmise to be wrestlers. Thelma & Louise will then appear out of nowhere (this is a dream you know). They'll take me on a tour where we'll visit our friends in Spain & Australia and other places I don't even know the location of, everyone will have lovely accents. Instead of driving off a cliff, we'll land safely in a warehouse full of Sue Wilson dies & Creative Expressions supplies. All our friends will be there in full heath, Sue will demonstrate & mingle all day. We'll eat marvelous food and at the end of the day, we'll all be able to have anything and everything we want out of the stock free of charge. Peachy bottoms will occasionally dance through the area. Giant Haystack will pull me to the side and explain what "nippers" might autocorrect to - and llll get the joke. Hey, it's a dream... Anything could happen right- might as well be interesting. So off to dreamland I go, wish me luck! Jim throwing caution out the wind and pressing publish b4 I hit review. So who knows! If you like it, I'll take credit. If not it's because I keep falling asleep. Rebecca in Colorado

magpie said...

Hellooooo sue and the Wilsonettes! What a beautiful card made with your dies x Love it all! Great video as always too Sue x "Thank you" xx Sending love and hugs to you Sufe, your mom and family x Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some today xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love these dies which i own but have not had a play yet
Take care
Hazel G XX

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another lovely video. Beautiful card!!

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, another beautiful 'Sue' creation...
Just love this card, the Ivy looks so delicate & pretty & lovely colour combo.
Liking all the different textures you have used which makes for a stunning card
& suitable for so many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx