Saturday, 21 November 2015

Elegant Vase

Hi bloggers!  A truly simple card for you today and one that doesn't take long to create either.  Great for those last minute, I need a card quick sort of situations! LOL

The winners of this week's card (s) giveaway are:

Ginnie Rutter!!!

Narrowboat girl!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.  

The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, so beautiful.
Congratulations to Ginnie and Narrowboat Girl, two winners, wow.
Molly hope your birthday was fabulous.
Melody hope Francis will see that you had to tell his family, they need to see him.
Hope everyone is safe in these terrible winds, keep warm.
Hugs to all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful simple but elegant card and a very unusual sentiment love it.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

different ,but lovely card

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
As you said Sue, perfect last minute card but looks so lovely, I think the simplicity makes it so pretty
Congratulations to the winners of those beautiful cards
I hope everyone is having a great week end
Muriel x

Jan.moogie said...

Now thats different and simply lovely. Have a great day Sue, hugs xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love the urn and twigs. Will watch video later. Happy weekend! said...

Morning Sue.
Sue a lovely card and great video, Thank you.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care Kitty.

TDQ Karen said...

Very different card today She, much more simple than I am used to seeing from you. Really like it though.Conratulations to all the winners

Jan on the Fosse said...

So simple and different but so effective.

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, has you said "good go to card"
Congrats to winners!!! Enjoy :)
I've been away for a short break :) and had no
signal :( so I've missed some post :( but I'm home :)
It's snowing here so be careful out there!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful in it's simplicity.
Congratulations to the card winners.

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely card today Sue and as you say looks very simple and quick for those situations when you need a card in a hurry - too many of those recently for me!

Thank you sooo much, lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very different card today, but will have to wait until later to watch the video. Congratulations to today's winners. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very lovely card. The beauty is in its simplicity but it still has that WOW factor. The vase and catkins work so well together. Thanks for another great and informative video. Congratulations to both the card winners.
Take care everyone. Woke up to about 6ins of snow this morning. Not something i wanted to see.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

dmj from kettering said...

Love the card; will watch the video later,

Doreen x

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for the tutorial and a lovely quick make idea, always useful to have for those last minute requests and looks so elegant.
Congratulations to the winners.x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue may be simple but still lovely. Congratulations to card winners x

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the card winners! A lovely quick card today which will really suit any occasion. Debra x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue a very nice quick card but very effective and very nice, congratulations to the winners
Kathy B x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue & many thanks for picking my name out of the hat. Another great card from you. I love the way you layer up your sentiments & have started to do the same on my cards, it really makes a difference

Narrowboat girl

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love ideas for quick cards this one is lovely
Congratulations to the two winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Unknown said...

A beautiful quick card today Sue. Something quite different. Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card, as you say simple but still very stylish at the same time. Congratulations to the card winners. Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

Simple but lovely! This card still has impact in its simplicity , I really like the vase and catkins, a great quick card to have to hand, I still have the video to watch.
Congratulations to both winners!
Anne xo

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the pussy willow x xhazel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card, will watch the video when hubby has finished the hovering and I can watch it in peace and quiet. I don't have the vase die so looks like that one might have to jump into my basket very soon

Congratulations to both the winners.

Stay safe, healthy, warm and happy, hugs, June smith xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

A lovely card, simple, but with the WOW factor!

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, really pretty.

Congrats to both winners.


Anonymous said...

So different but very stylish, Sue, love the colours and whole design. Great tip for using lacquer on the catkins. Thanks as ever for the video.
Well done to the two card winners.
Melody - just to say hope the visit goes well.

'P' in Wales

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, xxx

Boffey 6 said...

Lovely card Sue. Very different from your usual style. X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue though it's absolutely pouring with rain out! Very different card but very useful for any sentiment, love from Jackie xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very stylish and quick and easy to do and also suitable for either male or female depending on the of those "store cupboard" designs that we all need when in a rush, so thank you for the inspiration...

Congratulations to the card winners...


cheryl brown said...

Good morning Sue,

Hmm, very different to your usual style but a versatile one that could be adapted to any occasion.

Sorry I missed your Birthday yesterday Molly, I hope your day was filled with some of your favourite things. Congratulations of becoming a teenager.
Daily ((((hugs)))) to Melody, Francis and Tracy.

And for all those who are not in the best of health gurt big, squashy huggles are coming your way.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the design and the dies are fantastic. That is another couple of dies on my ever growing wish list. I do have the Hannah die now I just couldn't resist. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue,
Very simple but very striking.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
I was wondering where the border came from - marvelous how you can miss something !
Great simple card and I was wondering what you had in store for the buds on the willow branches - now I know!
Will watch the video properly when the kids have gone home and there is a bit of down time!
Thanks Sue
Anne M xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simplicity of this one and can see how it would be a quick card.

Congrats the winners

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is perfect in it's simplicity, beautiful colours. Looking forward to watching the video later to see how you made the branches. Congrats to Ginnie and Narrowboat Girl on winning the card giveaways. Have a great day all. For those with bad weather stay safe. Bx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card today, simple but beautiful I will watch you video later.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a lovely day.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and great video as always. Congratulations to the Wednesday card winners

Molly hope you had a lovely birthday and lovely presents
Tracy gentle hugs hope today is a better day

Hugs and best wishes everyone

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card today, will watch video later

SueJ said...

A really lovely card so simple and elegant.
Enjoyed the video as well.

Congratulations Ginnie and Narrow boat girl, enjoy your cards.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue Such a beautiful card and so different. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue Such a beautiful card and so different. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and video, your catkin dies are so cute I haven't tried using the Cismic Shimmer lacquer on them yet so thanks for the idea. I love how you've changed the shape of the vase it makes it look a totally different die.
Congratulations to the Wednesday card winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

A simple, elegant card Sue. Perfect for the sentiment too. Thank you.Xx

Anne said...

This is very effective and a different style for you, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely, elegant card.
B xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A classy elegant card. Love it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. love Jean Z xxx

Margaret-Anne said...

Good morning, pretty card and a nice easy design for a back-up in a hurry. There's always somebody I forget!

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue, I am so glad you have used the catkins die as I have wanted to see it in action!
It looks fantastic and a great card which could be adapted with Christmas colours etc and lots of other occasions.
Will watch video later today, take care ,

Unknown said...

Love this card sue very pretty thank you love June Horrocks xxxxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Congrats to the winners hugs Theresa xx

Sandy (tort) said...

I love everything about this card except the vase and sticks:0(
No offence just my differing taste.

Sandy (tort)

marg said...

Hello Sue
This is such a useful Die, with all the flower Dies, and stamps you have designed there are so many options!
Congratulations to the Wednesday winners!
Off to watch the Video now!
In Bristol the Sun is shining, and for once its dry!
Take care
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the locky winners. Love this card but not sure about the sticks, bit too dominant

Tressa said...

The beauty of this card is in its simiplicity. Nice to see the catkin dies in use. Thank you.


Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A lovely elegant card.xx

iReneM said...

A very elegant card.

Superb tut as always :)


Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, simple but elegant.
Rosemary xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Well done to the winners, Great card

Pen x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Simple but lovely card.

Congratulations to the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue on a really cold and wintery morning, stunning card I love the card design to. Keep Warm. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today. Congratulations to the card winners. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, a very different card from you today, smiple as you say, well done to the two winners, x

Annie Stamps said...

I love the 3D effect with the sentiment, it looks fab.

Annie P

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A very different card today.
Congratulations to the winners.
Evis M.

Bejay said...

Morning, Sue,
Morning everyone. Wow...we've just had a short hail storm down here in east Cornwall, the stones were as big as marrowfat peas and my cat came running in after being hit by a few. Would you believe though that the sun is now trying to shine...weird weather!!
Congrats to the two card winners, lucky ladies :).
Today's card is so pretty, I love the 3D effect. It' a quick and simple design that looks great! Sometimes we just have to have something that looks good but only takes a couple of minutes to put together and this fits the bill :).
Bejay xx

lilysmum said...

Awww, so cute, thanks fo sharing Sue. Horrible windy wet day here. Yuk! Congrats to the lucky weds winners. X

sharon said...

Beautiful card, love the clean crisp look.
sharon :)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A little different, but very effective.
SueL x

Paula said...

This card is lovely, what a good idea for a quick card! I'm off to make the usual cuppa so I can sit down and enjoy watching the video. :)
Congratulations to the winners, lucky people!
Paula x

Lisbeth said...

Nice card Sue, as you said, simple yet so effective. It's easy when you have the right dies to do all the work for you.


MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely card and spooky as I have just ordered the Catkin stems.
Now I have another inspiration on how to use them lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Beryl said...

Lovely card Sue.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A nice quick card but done with style. Will watch the video later.

Love Helen x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I do like a video on Saturday. This card is lovely and the boarder die makes a fantastic table cloth for the vase. Thank you for sharing a quick and simple card with us. It's really cold and windy here, but we've had an excited text from our daughter at Uni who has woken up to snow! She's got exams next week so can't get too excited! Congratulations to all the winners.
Love Diane G xxxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the two winners.
Have a great day everyone.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely card - great as a male card too
Doreen R

Unknown said...

Stunning card sue
Congratulations to the lucky winners

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great card. I have the catkin dies and have used them so much. I will now have to buy the vase die as I can see it is one which could be used on all sorts of cards. I enjoyed the video, giving me plenty of ideas, thank you. Congratulations to the lucky card winners today. Best wishes

Kate's Cards said...

This is a great "go to" card. Change the colours for any occasion.

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Love the plain and simple today. Just about to watch the video.

Love to all xx

Unknown said...

Ps forgot to congratulate the winners of the Wednesday card give away. Well done ladies xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Suitable for many different occasions. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winners.

Maria said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Sweet card today, like seeing a cas card sometimes
and not to fussy for some people.

Congratulations to the two winners from the
Wednesday draw.

Warm hugs to all Wilsonette's and my lovely friends,
take care Maria x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A very different card today but lovely nonetheless! It looks stylish and elegant. I haven't watched the video yet but I will later.
Congratulations to the winners.
Safe travel, Saba my dear!
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you embellished the Catkins. The Vase die is certainly more versatile than at first glance.
Thank you for the demo. I have been looking at more videos on your Youtube channel showing your new collection. You give us plenty of inspiration. Thank you for that.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

The vase is so pretty. Great card. Congrats to the winners!!! Jan D., Florida, USA

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, I love the border on today's card but don't like the base so thankfully I don't have to add that to my very long list :)
Congratulations to today's very lucky winners of this week's beautiful cards.
Theresa, I wish you all the best for Monday's 99p and that you can craft again very soon.
Tracy, I hope you have a bit more oomph today and that the nausea has passed.
Wheely, I hope your head is better today. I had a good trip down to Sainsbury yesterday on my new charger but had a terrible time getting it out of the outhouse as the door frame has a high ridge. Manoeuvring it out has set off my costochondritis so I am feeling very sorry for myself today.
Oh Melody, I am sorry Francis was not happy about his brother coming. Surely if the boot was on the other foot he would want to see his brother? I hope the visit goes well today, hugs.
Well along with the pain caused by the costochondritis I lose my voice so that's really hard work too.
I have decided that when I am better again I will take the wreath apart and do it how I want on the other side. Really miss my crafting when I am like this but if I don't take it very easy then it will just prolong it.
Wishing good things to all xxx

ursula said...

Brilliant card Sue, I love that little vase, so much you can do with it...thanks...luv Ursula xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, will catch up on video later.

Had a wonderful time in Sheffield at the City Hall for my son's graduation, I'm extremely proud of him.
I've had a short stay in hospital after becoming ill after Sheffield so I've only had a quick scan through the blog this morning.

Molly -I hope you had a lovely birthday enjoy the meal with your friends x
Melody - sending hugs
Tracy - hope your feeling better x
Lorraine E - I hope your infection clears quickly how awful for you to have the wrong antibiotics x
Hugs for anyone I've missed

Hugs for Sue
Linda xx

Lynne L said...

Lovely card simple but elegant I love the sentiment

Lynne L said...

Lovely card simple but elegant I love the sentiment

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Simple but oh so stylish - lovely.
Beverley W

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Such a wonderful sentiment, I love this one very much, it says just what you need it to say without bring too 'slushy'!
You may consider it simple, I see elegance, just the right amount of decoration too.
Thank you so much for your wonderful inspiration,
Warm hugs (you will need them here)
Sandra xxxxx

CraftyJo said...

Cute, nice wordings :)

Anonymous said...

Simple, but lovely, great sentiment die, congrats to you lucky winners.
Marlene O xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is superb. Very stylish indeed, but also simple to create which is what we all need from time to time.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, it's amazing how you can bring the catkin stems to life.
Hugs, Rose

C A W said...

Enjoyed the video, it's the wee things you do showing the flexibility of your dies that intrigue me so many good points.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Family gone back home at last, so now I can catch up on all of your missed videos. Just as well that the weather's bad so i can craft in peace. Didn't realise that you had yet more dies out (where have i been?) and this is such a pretty little card and quite simple to make. Have coffee; will watch the video now. Hugs xx Pauline A

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

We all need quick cards at times. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like how you anchored the vase with your die cut. Using this die gave me an idea for my pop-up cards. Thanks. I also appreciate your video. Thanks again.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
A lovely card today very elegant & this is a less is more card I just love it thank you I will watch video later
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy sending you some ((((Hug's)))) hope today is a better day for you. Xxx

Happy birthday Molly hope you got some Sue dies for your present's Big Hug's.
Big Hug's Melody & Francis hope you have a good day. Xxx

Hug's for everyone & for my friends Xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Really loving this card....I really fancy recreating this's gorgeous!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love everything about this CAS card. I think the border looks like a cast iron table. The catkins are lovely, I use your twigs a lot and think I need to get these now. The tips for changing the shape of the vase are great, I love how all your dies are so versatile.

Woke up to snow on the hills this morning; as long as it stays there, I don't mind :) It is bitterly cold out so wrap up warm anyone going out today.

Congratulations to the two Wednesday Winners, enjoy your beautiful cards.


alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely CAS card, brilliant! Great when you need to do a card in a hurry. Great video as well.
Hugs to Melody, Francis, Tracy and anyone else feeling very low at the moment xx
Love and hugs to all on this very cold day, Alison xx

Unknown said...

Forgot to say congratulations to the 2 card winners xx

alimecca said...

Oops, forgot to say congratulations to the lucky winners - sorry, Alison xx

Glenharon said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Well done to the two ladies that won this weeks cards as they were lovely and i am sure that you will enjoy them when you received them home.
Sue, this reminds me of a balastrade on a patio of a big fancy house(the kind that have got like 5 acres of garden and sit in private ground of the landed gentry or pop stars), i just need the pedestal under neath the vase to finish off the image in my very fertile imagination. Lovely clean and simple card today Sue, thank you as sometimes that is all well need,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Molly said...

Hello sue and everyone I love video days an the card is really good. My birthday was good an I am going out now to buy my gifts with all the money I got then going out for dinner with my friends an I be getting my gifts Fromm nan later today. Thank you everyone for sending me happy birthday thank Molly oxoxox

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I am in love with your card, so clean cut , just perfect.
Congrats to your lucky winners.
Elaine H X

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful video, loaded with great ideas on how to use your different dies together and how to alter those dies to get different outcomes! Your card is so beautiful with the pussy willows in the vase. Love the brown and white coloring!
Karen, Portland, Ct

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful video, loaded with great ideas on how to use your different dies together and how to alter those dies to get different outcomes. Your card is so beautiful with the pussy willows in the vase. Love the brown and white coloring!
Karen, Portland, Ct

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. Love the vase and the willows. Both cards for yesterday they're both gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, really lovely from Lianne Morrison

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

As you say a clean simple card but lovely for all that. Great idea about changing the classic vase and I really like the catkins. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Ginnie Rutter and Narrowboat girl.

Best wishes

Jean said...

Wow - so pretty!

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card.
Lorna D

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card and so elegant.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, It might be a quick card, but boy it is definitely elegant. I love it!!
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card, so different to your others. Simple and exquisite.

Congratulations to the winners.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, gosh this is different but really really nice. It may be simple and quick but its lovely. Love the Spanish Collection Border, and am amazed at the amount of different vases you can obtain from just that one Die, another one for the list.

BenteS said...

Beautiful and elegant card!

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOOOOO! Very different than your usual but still gorgeous!! TFS!

Eunice said...

This is a wonderfully simple yet extremely elegant card Sue!!!! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card and I really like the vase and foliage dies.

shabbycraftcabin said...

A simple yet elegant card. Ivy xx

Unknown said...

What an unusual card Sue and I l8ve it.

Love Val in Spain x

Karen Drew said...

Just been catching up on the last few days as I have been away. Some beautiful cards over the past few days and todays is no exception
Karen xx

Jane Franklin said...

This is certainly different. I like the simplicity and quickness of the card.
Belated birthday greetings to Molly and congratulations to the winners. Best wishes to all jxxx

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card today and one that's suitable for the men.xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Very different and I am not too sure
Patricia xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Ok so now I have to get this vase die. I can picture so many cards in my mind that it would be so fabulous on. Love the colour palate of this card very muted and subtle but just gorgeous x
Sorry not been about. feeling really exhausted. MIL was here again yesterday. It really isn't her fault but she really is unable to do anything and although she is not being demanding at all just have to keep asking her if she is ok and if she wants or needs anything. I am so used to being here most days by myself so just having someone here and having to make conversation is somewhat tiring. Don't get me wrong I can talk for England but when it is a necessity instead of a choice it's hard work.
Anyway it is what it is and I think this situation is going to remain the same for a while yet. I really do feel for Kath (my MIL), as she was always incredibly active considering her age but she now gets breathless when she is just sitting in a chair. I know it is hard for us but it is miserable for her.
So explanation of absence now complete I will say goodnight, I am having an early night and am hoping that I am not too worn out to catch up properly with all your comments tomorrow.
Lots of love to everyone. Don't know what is going on wit you all but intend to rectify that tomorrow.
Take care all
Crafty hugs

Catwoman - Amersham, Bucks said...

Such a simple idea but so effective - WOW!!


Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Nice card, suitable for many occasions.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue and quick and easy. Happy Birthday Mollie.

Jan Ltc said...

Great card Sue xx Jan

Lesley said...

Love this card I really like the simplicity of it. Do not think I ought to put any more dies on my wish list.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning, elegant card.
Congratulations to Ginnie Rutter and Narrowboat Girl
Maureen xxx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
A very different card for you today,
it comes over as simple and elegant,
the dies do all the work for you.

Congratulations to the winners.

Love Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

Classy as always Sue. Just lovely.
Big hug
Julie E

sued99 said...

This is a bit different but I like it a lot!

Unknown said...

Good evening Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,

First of all, huge congratulations to the lucky recipients of Sues fabulous cards, enjoy your prizexxxx
I'm not usually a fan of simple cards but today's has a cool elegance that deserves only admiration. Even without all the bells and whistles of extravagant embellishments you make a card that is clean and understated in its sophistication, have you ever made a bad card Sue?I seriously doubt it, but I know I have:-)....not so much since I was re educated by a master though thankfully:-)
As I said, my preference is to make OTT cards that struggle to stand up without a hoist:-), so I don't see an occasion for me to unashamedly copy today's card, however, it is charming nonetheless less and I defy anyone not to be cock a hoop to receive it.
I've been out of action a few days, the new antibiotics are making me sick, quite literally, so I've not been feeling my usual charming ,witty self:-)...that can't possibly be the case I hear you say, but believe me, I don't make a very good patient so it's best I don't inflict that on anyone other than close family- even they have threatened to vacate the country to avoid me!
I do feel moderately cheered by the fact that for the first day in what feels like months, it hasn't rained!!??! Not only that, but the sun actually shone, highlighting the snow on the Ochils which was lovely- I love proper winter weather like cold white frosts that last all day even when the sun shines, it makes me feel really festive.
I had planned to do some festive cards today but I don't have either the energy or the inclination. A travesty considering I have a brand new Platinum machine begging to be broken in- I got so far as taking it out of the box, setting it up ie putting the handle on, and cutting out one die to road test it. Either I'm pathetically feeble...a distinct possibility...or the handle is super stiff and difficult to turn, I'm hoping that it will become looser as I use it.
Really missed keeping up to date with everyone's comments, had a quick look through today's but need a proper catch up.
Big hugs to all my blog buddies, particularly Yvonne, know what you mean about feeling totally drained by the company of others, I'm a chatterbox but after a few hours of intense interaction I need a lie down and a nap:-) whilst it's fulfilling to help someone, remember to get enough rest yourself tooxxxx
Hugs to Beth, Maria, Rebecca, Jan, Wheely Bad,Theresa, Tracy, Lorraine F, melody and Molly, plus hope you feel better after your hospital visit Linda, take caresxxxx

Love Laine1972xxx

terrie said...

Q quick card is nice to have on hand at time...
Your card turned out very nice
tfs Sue

Dawn Holben said...

A very different but very pretty card today, I really like the vase die and the detail on it.
It looks like a great die with so many possibilities.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab video today and a great card too !! I love that you can use the Vase dies to make different combinations. You are very clever Sue, you just seem to think of everything when designing your dies !!! The Catkins are very nice and I think it really bought them to life when you used the cosmic shimmer lacquer on them. I have this thank you die and it is great. Using two colours for the word dies gives such lovely results. I have done this several times with your new swirly "Happy Birthday" die and it has looked fab every time. Thank you for sharing Sue. Take care Sue, sending lots of love to you from Tres x x xx

Congratulations to today's lucky card winners !! Lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the vase and the striplet it was sitting on, it worked well for a mat (another idea). Loved the video.
Di B. x

Unknown said...

I like the vase Sue, but not keen on the branches, would have added some branchlets to them, or some flowers or leaves or something.

Melody said...

Hi Sue, love the look of the simplicity of the card so simple it look very expensive. Great video as always. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx
Francis is just so down his brothers visit was not great but it went better than I thought and when he said I be back to see you soon Francis didn't say no. I myself feel that all the excise is not helping an it's hurting him but when someone as there mind made up like he as there is no talking to them, so I just have to wait an hope things get a little better for him. Thank you all again Molly as wrote every word down that's been said about him an she is putting a sort of like scrapbook together of comments. I am not allowed to tell you what gifts she got because she wants to tell you herself lol. xXx
Molly you looked beautiful for your dinner sweetheart xxx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful.

Debs A xx

Dawn Louise said...

I watched the video on this and really liked it. The catkins and vase look like the ones with long twigs in that people have in their home as decorative pieces x

Jean Bullock said...

I love this card. I pinned of course.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the Catkin sprays which look amazing & look perfect in the vase.
Really like the brown tones of this card which we don't see or seem to use very often but maybe that should change as it looks so pretty.
Just off to watch the video now as wanted to leave my comments so I don't forget....
Looking forward to receiving my 'Just Because' Die which I was one of your lucky winners for your new die collection of last week & to get crafting with them.. Thank you so much for all your hard work, your one amazing crafting inspiration....

Crafty Hugs
Haze T (Norwich) xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card