Monday, 30 November 2015


Hi bloggers!  Gold and white are the colours for today's creation and my favourite Bed of Roses folder is back (no surprise there, huh?!)  I started by embossing the background coconut white card with the folder for texture.  Next I cut the Pavo die in white using all three pieces.  I backed it in white and also cut another backing piece in gold to use as a shadow.  I mounted the Gemini die and shadow with foam and added it to the lower portion of the card.  I stamped the Shaded Peony stamps an embossed them in white on to gold card and cut them out.  I created one larger flower and two smaller ones.  I "sugared" the larger flower with Iced snow.  I seated all three flowers along the top middle of the Pavo die.  For the focal element, I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in gold, then arranged the Montreal die so it was centred over it and cut it using all the decorative pieces.  I backed it in gold, then added the cutting dies to create several layers. I added mounting foam to raise the outer layer.  I sprayed the inner white layer with spray glue, then added Diamond Snow, then added the gold backing and recessed the sentiment down into the centre.   The Elegant Lace Edger corner was cut in white and added to each side as an accent piece.  I completed the card with a pierced white layer, a thin gold mat and a slightly larger white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card to cheer up a cold dark Monday.
Melody and Francis, big hugs fir you both, Tracey one for you too.
Keep warm everyone.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
An absolutely beautiful card today loving the flowers sugared up. Yvonne xx

Jan.moogie said...

Another stunning card Sue, and I really like this embossing folder as it makes a statement all by itself. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxx

DeCor said...

This has such a different appearance . I think it's rather vintage and really love the look.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and that embossing folder really is lovely,must put it on the ever growing wish list.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very different card Thank you lovely folder.
Take care Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very classy card, gold and white go together so well. Must try to find this EF somewhere! Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,white and gold!!! Wow!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card and the bed of roses is one of my all time favourite e/b folders. It just looks so lovely on its own and i love to use guilding wax or mica powders over the top just to give it that pop of colour.
Take care everyone in this awful weather.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the white and gold colours you have used thank you tracyw

auscrafts said...

what can I say ?except stunning card, the peony flowers are one of my most used craft items

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful peonies, lovely card xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and elegant card today Sue.i will have to put this folder on my wish list. JJx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really nice arrangement today. These dies work well together. I love the bed of roses folder - it is so useful for so many cards. Been busy making get well cards for a hospital visit.
your dies make such beautiful cards you can't go wrong!
Anne M xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
gorgeous gold and white. The peonies are so lovely stamped I must get that stamp, I use the peonies dies so often. Love the combination of dies - what a great start to the week, thank you Sue
Muriel x

carol quinn said...

Another stunning card today sue

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card and I love the flowers. It's a wet Monday here so crafting is calling today!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Sue A beautiful card to wake up to on a miserable Monday morning.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card that looks so opulent, I love those flowers! The Bed of Roses embossing folder is my favourite too! X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love white and gold together and the touches of sparkle. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, still don't have that EF! Nice use of the Pavo and such pretty peonies.
Anne C - so sorry for your friend's loss of her daughter. The angel sounds perfect.
txcowgirl - positive thoughts for Greg, hope the next half of chemo goes well.
Usual hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes another gorgeous card today, I love the bed of roses embossing folder and also use mine an awful lot too.

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

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a very beautiful card today so delicate
Kathy x

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous card, espetiali dies. Love them.


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is another stunning creation, love gold and white as a colour combo, so many things on my wish list. Have a great day everyone. Bx

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful! I love the peony flowers. Such a useful die and the stamp is great too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful,love those flowers

Sylvia Yates said...

Beautiful card again SUE. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

A pretty card, Sue.

Karen Derbyshire said...

A lovely card Sue. I haven't got the bed of roses embossing folder-must look out for that one!

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card today, I love it and fortunately for me I have both die sets so can give this a try myself. I haven't got the roses embossing folder I haven't seen it on sale, but am sure a different one would work.
Have q lovely day

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fabulous card! Lovely colour combination and wonderful use of the dies. The flowers look so pretty. Debra x

Yvonne G said...
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Lisbeth said...

Lovely card again today Sue. Terrific colours. The edger dies are so useful, perfect for adding the finishing touches.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Thanks - an appropriate sentiment me thinks - right back at you.
Gorgeous. I do Love the peony's. I am lucky enough to have them and when I am able to craft I use them so much. This card could be used for so many different occasions if the sentiment is changed - it's beautiful. I am thinking that if the flowers were changed for snowflakes...................x
Well done to the winners of this weeks comment game x
The feeling of being human has temporarily returned but not sure how long it will last. Just going to go with the flow and enjoy it whilst it lasts. I have a few cards to make so going to completely ignore the thick pile of dust that is building up and try and get them made. One of them is my 'little baby George's' 18th Birthday card - eek!! I cannot believe he is going to be 18 on 16th December. I just don't look old enough - who am I trying to kid x
TXCOWGIRL - lots of love to you and hoping that the news re Greg is positive x
LAINE - how is your platinum - it does look like a wonderful piece of kit when I have seen it. Got to say it will have to wait as I am the proud owner of my original and first machine - my big shot, an e bosser and 2 Grand C's (yes 2 - long story). Listen - you treat yourself - surely it can be considered medicinal?! A Wisonette having to go cold turkey over the festive season is not something that should be witnessed by anyone.
I think BCAS should just be put on the back burner for now - after all there could be a temptation for someone to form a rival group and if we disbanded it would pave the way for domination on a huge scale. Let's put it on hold - after all it does give a feeling of belonging don't you think? Your suggestion of my bribing our great leader in the form of lovingly handmade delicious fudge is preposterous. I am far to honest and above board to consider such an underhanded approach. And then if you hadn't upset me enough you decide to call me a dog - cheers x
ANNE CRAWFORD - so sorry to hear your sad news. Your card sounds perfect ad I am sure that your friend will be touched and appreciate it. Sending you a hug x
JAN - sounds like you had a fabulous time and your inner child was well and truly let loose. Immaturity cleverly disguised as quality time with the grandchildren is a must. Lots of love x
LORRAINE F - My baby sister (who is now 37) fell pregnant at 17 - huge shock for all of us and was still living at home. Got to say her baby is now 19 and has 2 siblings and my sister would not change a thing. My mum made sure that my sister was clear that the baby was her responsibility and although she found it hard let my sister 'get on with things'. I have to say my sis had been a little out of control until then but it was the making of her. I will be thinking of you today - I hope you get some retail therapy in. Huggles to you x
SABA - maybe if you had a G & T before you did your happy dance then it would have helped with your score x
THERESA W - not you as well - IT WAS NOT A BRIBE!!!! Lol x
Oh my word I am approaching my character limit so will have to split my comment - sorry Sue x

Yvonne G said...

PART 2!!!!
REBECCA - as I said to Laine - I do think that it is justified to balance out the spending by treating oneself this time of year - needs must x
TRACY S - that messy craft room is a bummer isn't it? If I could be a tidy crafter I could get a lot more cards made. Half the time is spent trying to find things under the disarray and clutter. I always start off after a good tidy up with such good intentions to put things away properly but it just doesn't happen. Can I let you into a secret - when I met Sue at Ally Pally (and bribed her with fudge - NOT), I told her how impressed I was with her tidy crafting which is so apparent on her videos. I was so happy when Sue told me that this is in fact a 'studio' set up and in no way resembles the environment which Sue usually crafts in. It was very reassuring I can tell you. Lots of love hun x
FLUFFYCAT - when you say subterfuge, bribery or corruption, are you referring to anyone in particular?!!!!!
PAT L - not you as well???!!! It was not a bribe - lol x
MELODY - glad to hear Francis is feeling a little stronger. I do hope Molly get's her internet back soon - miss her x
Anyway - I'll stop rabbiting now. I think Porridge could be the next step whilst I mentally prepare myself for the day ahead.
Have a good day everyone.
Crafty hugs

Aspiring crafter said...

Very elegant card Sue, have a great day,

nattyboots said...

A really lovely card Sue , loving the flowers.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love the bed of roses, use it a lot. This card has a bit if a vintage feel to it, very pretty.

Love Rosemarie x x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue.Sorry I was unable to blog for a few weeks.Spent a few days catching up on all the news on your blog. Today's card is beautiful ,I must get your bed of roses embossing folder.Gloria (sidcup) xx

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I have just sugared my first Camellia flowers for the first time and they look great.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a truly opulent card in gold and white which anyone would be delighted to receive, especially as a thank you card. Agree with you about the bed of roses embossing folder and sugared flowers always look beautiful. Can't resist adding flowers to all my cards and the peonies are so pretty.. Best wishes

dmj rom kettering said...

This is a card I would be delighted to receive!!!!!

Doreen x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, it looks like an ornate carving that has gold leaf on it-the sort found in stately homes.


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I love the gold and white. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and the camellia flowers are exquisite and so versatile. I don't blame you using the bed of roses folder a lot it's so pretty.
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card.
B xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card as always, love this rose EF. x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card, I love the flowers, the white embossing onto the gold gives a really pretty look. The Pavo die set is just gorgeous and now that the Christmas cards for posting are finished I can spend time on the rest and use my larger dies like this one.
Thanks for sharing all the great ideas,
Heather Treble

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card and I do love all your flowers. Hope its sunny in Florida as its cold wet and windy here.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I think we all love that embossing folder! So many beautiful elements in your card. Love from Jackie xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the colours are stunning.
And the dies and design are wonderful.

Debs A xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely gorgeous card, and the colours are beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just gorgeous. (What would you do without your Bed of Roses EF, I wonder LOL)
The flowers look lovely, the stamps make such a difference.
Hugs, Rose

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful as always
Doreen R

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love the embossing folder

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card .love Jean Z xxx

sandy acland said...

I am not so keen on this one, I think its the colours, as I love the flowers:0)

Sandy (tort)
You can love them all:0)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this folder and I love it with Mica!
I start writing my Christmas cards today ....thats a job too!
Lets hope the rain and wind dies down today, yesterday was awful!
Take care
Love Marg

Rosemary Stickland said...

A lovely combination of elements to make a beautiful card.
Rosemary xx

Jane Franklin said...

Just love the colour combination and I can see I need the Ef. You use it so much and I see why so its 2nd on my chrissy list after the Noble pierced squares. 'Oh Santa, I have been very good, honest'. Must convince him indoors I need a treat.
Best wishes to all luv Jxxx.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Lorna D

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Another lovely card I really like the stamped peonies I have the dies but not the stamp but I will definitely be buying the stamp soon!

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Another lovely card I really like the stamped peonies I have the dies but not the stamp but I will definitely be buying the stamp soon!

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue I love it thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxc

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A very elegant looking card, love the Pavo die.xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a windy at least dry at the moment. A beautiful card I love the embossed flowers they really do pop of the card. hugs Shirleyxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, I so love this embossing folder x xhazel

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers.

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love it.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Gorgeous card Sue as love it & everything about it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy Tob Theresa Melody Francis Wheelybad sending you all Big Hug's xx

Big Hug's for all in pain or just need one plenty to go around xx

Big hug's for all friends & everyone xx

Margaret-Anne said...

Lovely, just lovely Sue. Elegant card from an elegant lady.

Paula said...

This is such a pretty card! :) I need something like this to cheer me up on such a dark, cold, windy and wet day. I must get that embossing folder, it's lovely.
Paula x

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card, love the gold and white and the flowers are stunning!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, and the bed of roses is my favourite EF too.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, I especially like your sugared flowers. SueL x

Kate's Cards said...

Such a pretty card. I love the embossing folder too. xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today, I love a gold card, very classic and beautiful. Lovehunney the flowers, they look stunning.
Take care
Love Diane G xxxxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I haven't been around for a few days but was feeling a bit under the weather, but thankfully ok now.
Not sure about today's card, I think it's a little bit ornate for me, don't know if it's the colours. Still you can't please everyone all of the time !!
Sending hugs to everyone. Especially Melody, Francis and Tracy. Love Alison xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. Very ornate and elegant with the gold. I think one for a special milestone birthday.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

my craft cupboard said...

Gorgeous card, I do love the flowers!
sharon :)

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card, the flowers are delightful
Pat x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! I really don't use my embossing folders anywhere near enough I think!!

Scottydog said...

A very elegant classey card & as the sentiment says, Thanks Sue!

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, classic colours too, hope you had a good weekend,

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. Just watching Phill with the same folder.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card....I really love how crisp your embossing folders emboss. How heavy is the coconut cardstock that you use? I use 100# or 110# base cardstock....just wondering if the weight might effect the crispness of the embossing.

Thanks so much....Jan D., Florida, USA

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a classic style of card today with great use of different dies. The peonies are gorgeous.

txcowgirl - glad that Greg is coping with the chemo and thinking of him as he goes through the second phase.

Yvonne G - glad you are feeling more normal (if that could ever describe you, lol) To whom could you possibly think I was referring? I am sure those words could not justifiably be attributed to anyone on this blog, I must have made a mistake :D

The hills are dusted with icing sugar but the sun is shining and there is no wind for a change so I actually enjoyed my walk to the surgery for the flu jag.

Hope everyone is having a good day.


Pearl said...

Hi Sue, the card today is fab, not sure about the colours though but the shapes are really good.

The flowers look especially good.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and love the colours. Always something new. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and love the colours. Always something new. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning card! Gold/white colour combo always looks so opulent.
Thank you to Yvonne , Tracy and Lorraine for your kind words, I truly appreciated them.
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today and such pretty flowers.
Lesley S x

terrie said...

Beautiful card with the gold accent...those flower are beautiful...tfs
Well done Sue

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a horrid day it is here today! Hope our trees stay standing! I take comfort from the fact that they have withstood many a storm over a hundred years and more!
Today's card is yet another beauty! I too, am very fond of that EF. It comes out a lot! I too, lashed out and bought the Platunum machine! It's working very well and Julia gave lots of helpful hints and tips on her Shows at Hochanda. Embossing is really crisp right across the card .
Anne - I'm sure your card will be just right. You make lovely cards .
Hope four good friends have a lovely time meeting up today in Scotland! Wish I was with you!
Well, it's After School Club today - it seems only five minutes since last Monday! Must go and pack my box .
Sending hugs to Melody and Molly and all the family.
Tracy - hope you are managing to cope well with your treatment. X
There are others who are going through a really difficult time at the moment. Sending love to you all.
Thank you Sue, X
Love Myravxxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful card the white and gold look lovely together.
Awful weather weather here today.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

ursula said...

I just love that embossing folder....the card is outstanding.....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful, elegant, gorgeous combination Sue. Thank you.Xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, love the shaded peony flowers. and the bed of roses embossing folder is beautiful.

iReneM said...


LOVE the white and gold


Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card & love the gold & white tones which look very regal & opulent.
I must,must,must get that Bed Of Roses Embossing Folder asap as it's so gorgeous...
Love the Pavo die which looks so pretty & elegant & together with the beautiful flowers adds the perfect finishing touch to a wonderful card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Jess said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, stunning, I adore the rose embossing folder, use that one a lot.
I had a lovely time today meeting up with Hazel, Patricia and Norah, we had lots of laughs.
Take care everyone Jess xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. The Parvo die cut with the Peony decoration is so pretty. I would love to see this card with a darker colour contrast. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Magically delicious!!! LOVE the Bed of Roses and this is a stunning creation!! TFS!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card and I do love the peony die,been watching Phill demoing with this die today and making very different looking flowers.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely stunning card again today, I do love those flowers and the stamps
give them a wonderful look.
The stamp isnow on my list as I can imagine they will look fab in many techniques and colours.

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening to the lovely Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is lovely Sue and the Peony flowers are my favourites at the moment and i have treated myself to the shaded peony stamps as it adds that touch of realism if used with the right colour maybe darker or lighter than the card that the flowers are cut from. You can acheive so many different looks with this die set that it is so well worth the money. Thank you Sue for another stunning example from your very talented hands. I hope that you had a great day on Thursday with your family for Thanksgiving as it is the perfect time to count the blessings that you do have in your life.
Well i have been without a computer for days now as number 1 son decided to download a stupid programme that messed up the computer and it kept shutting itself down when it got started up so hence i have been missing in action. As for my Ipad, well it's under a year old and decided it wasn't going to charge up and went on strike, so it was very near the pick a window stage as it was leaving by fast post through it, dashed thing got me that annoyed with it. Hubby was no help as he said "well you've had it a year and these things don't last for ever you know" to which i replied i expect it to last longer than 11 months and the fact that i don't download anything on to it i expect it to work when all it does is go on the internet to watch You Tube videos, listen to the radio or read emails. Anyway hair remaining is still in place and Ipad is now deciding to work again so we will see how long it lasts as knowing my luck it will be a year and a day and not be covered by the guarantee so fingers are crossed.
Anyway ladies i will wish you all a good night and sending hugs to all our Wilsonettes or honorary ones for the battles that they are continuing to face,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Very opulent and elegant today. Just love those flowers. Pretty pretty xx

Tracy Stitt said...

You can get it from craftology Online

Penny Duncan said...

What an elegant card and so stunning!!! Beautiful job!!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
It's an exquisite card today.
Nice to see you Alimecca.
Maureen xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

It's funny I never do white and gold I always pair gold with cream and silver with white but I would definitely try it now this is gorgeous

Lorraine Freeman said...

Superb card today Sue, so classy and elegant. I must try something similar.
Jan, I am very envious of your holiday, I am so glad you had a wonderful time.
Thanks Linda, the appointment was worse than I thought as I ended up having biopsies taken. I hope you get your grandbabies soon.
Anne,i am sure you hit just the right tone with your beautiful card. My condolences to your friend.
Lynda thanks for your kind words.
Laine, stay strong. I went into a craft shop with a whole wall of Sue goodies but I had to resist. It was tough. It was lovely to spend time with Mum after my horrible appointment but I was rather sore so couldn't do much.
Cowgirl, I wish Greg all the very best in his fight.
Yvonne, I hope you feeling human lasts and thanks for to you too for thinking of me. By the way I totally understand that you would never resort to bribery, perish the thought.
Margaret, I hope you got all your cards written, I hate that job.
Well I am now going to relax for the rest of the evening and hope the soreness eases soon.
Wishing good things to all xxx

liz spooner said...

This is a truly stunning card Sue, this is what I love about your dies and embossing folders.xx

DeeDee7770 said...

A lovely thank you card. The flowers are very pretty in gold and sugared. The Pavo die just went on my wish list.

Txcowgirl said...

Another stunning creation today. It really shows off the embossing folder, i just may have to get this one with roses, so pretty. Sometimes I feel intimidated in using an embossing folder with intricate dies, but love how this looks.

Thank you all for the kind thoughts and words about Greg and his chemo, I will certainly pass on these to him. What a comfort to know people all across the globe are pulling for him.
Greg is the father of our 5 grandkids, (2 girls, 3 boys) and he's been an amazing dad, so gentle and patient, he's a quiet, calm soul. Our daughter is super high energy, hyper personality, so they really compliment each other.
The girls are both huge fans of the Chronicles of Narnia movies, memorizing many of the lines. To our surprise they also have a good grasp of the British accent. To me they sounded like the characters, and they talk to each other like this all the time. Their community did a play from the movie, and the girls got the parts of Lucy and Susan, based mostly on the accent and knowing the lines already, I'm not so sure of their acting ability. They sometimes get one of their brothers to be Edmond when playing, but he refuses to talk "funny" like that. It was surprising when we were at the park, they were talking with the accent, and a British couple overheard, approached us and ask where they were from, assuming they were here on holiday. They were very surprised, and a bit disappointed perhaps, to learn they were from Arkansas. I hope someday they can visit there, they love reading about England.

Theresa Pace said...

loving that sugared flower. looks like some old piece of jewelry, hugs xx

weefortune said...

Stunning card hugs E x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,

What a beautiful design for today's little gem, I love the Pavo die but the stars of the show are the shaded peonies, they are stunning and a essential in any crafting arsenal. The bed of roses is such a versatile EF and one that I find myself reaching for more often than not...if I could have used it on my festive cards I would have:-) I'm not sure if the colour combination is to my taste, I would prefer cream and gold or a stronger contrast with cream and black, but that doesn't in no way detract from the fabulous design.
We had a sunny and cold day today, it really boosted my mood- it may not last but I'll enjoy it whilst it lasts that's for sure. Feeling energised for the first time in ages, I decided to crack on with some more festive cards using my now dried texture paste designs. Started with my interpretation ie copy, of Fridays stunner with the vellum poinsettias and noble die. I've decided to do two, might keep one, and it's coming along nicely- Brodie got involved by running off with my double sided tape and knocking over my diamond snow, pretty mild by his standards:-)
Yvonne, I'm getting the hang of my new Platinum, the handle is still a challenge but I much prefer it to my GC, it's quicker and more efficient, you only need to put dies through once and with less turns of the handle. Like you, I have a Big Shot, e Bosser and had a GC which I gave to my friend excuse to get the Platinum! I have a cricut machine too...overkill? I think not! Buying dies is indeed medicinal but I fear that if I utilise this reasoning before January I may actually end up in casualty with one of my Mums walking sticks protruding from an obvious oriface:-( Don't worry, I'm hardly deprived, my craftroom is bursting at the seams- I'm greedy though, that's the problem...or so I am told...but when you don't drink( very much), don't smoke and have no social life to speak of, I feel a die addiction is perfectly acceptable, don't you?
Don't take your blog reputation for being cunning, conniving and covert as an insult, it is meant withe the greatest respect for your obvious resourcefulness, I bow to your supreme excellence in the art of's taken me months longer than you to receive the ultimate prize on Sues wonderful blog, your record speaks for itself dear. What's wrong with dogs?xxx
Txcowgirl, thanks for the update on Gregs progress, it so heartening to hear that he is fighting every step of the way, hugs to you allxxxx
Lorraine F, biopsies are unpleasant at the best of times, I once went shopping for nearly five hours after a surgical procedure to remove three cancerous areas on my skin, it wasn't my best move to date!:-) make sure you get plenty of rest, there's loads of time to shop for Christmas, have you tried online, I can do a lot of damage that way:-)xxx
Tracy, how's your treatment going? Are you still feeling nauseous ? Hope your feeling well honey, take carexx
Alison, glad your feeling better, good to have you backxxx
Melody, sending love to you, Francis and little Molly, hope she gets her internet back soonxxx
Have a lovely evening everyonexxxx

Crafty hugs


Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
wow Sue I have really liked the last few days cards and
today's is Gorgeous ! Thank you for sharing.

Lorraine- yay you won, how wonderful !Still doing the
jig in your honour :-) Best keep Brodie away from
the paste. Good to see you Yvonne, hope your youngest is
having a great birthday. Scary how quick the times go.
Hope you feeling more yourself and looking forward to x-mas.
Loraine F, you be supergranny, remember the program ? Hope
you are feeling better tomorrow.You are in good company here.
Txcowgirl, My thoughts are with your SIL and hope all goes
well.Tracy- hope you are all right and Melody, sending you
all a hug and hope to see Molly again soon. Sam- hope you all
right after your op and ToB too, take care if going out.Wheelybad-
you take care too and hugs to Billy.
Rebecca -any snow in your part of the world yet ? My parents
have plenty in Sweden but here in the UK where I live it's stormy
winds and rain brrr! don't like it much.

To all Wilsonette's and good friends, keep warm
hugs Maria x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Stunning Sue
Luv Rach :)

Saba said...

Hello Sue
What a stunning gold and white card. I absolutely love it and your sugared flowers are scrummy. You are right about that embossing folder, it's one of my favourites too.

TXCowgirl, sending prayers for you and your daughter and especially for Greg. In Britain 'our' children like to talk in an American accent when they are play acting.
Lorraine E, look up Oniomania. I think both you and I have it. I bought the Platinum and the Big Shot Plus Lol.
Yvonne, what is a it of dust between friends and by the way, no amount of G&T would get me Ten!
Rebecca nice to see you.
Tracy hope things are going well.
Melody thinking of you and Francis, give Molly a hug from me.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card. Love the soft gold and white,
I also love this embossing folde - it's THE one I keep reaching for lately!

Sending Love and crafty hugs, Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card today Sue,
I think a card looks really fab with an embossed back ground, finishes it of for me.
Marlene O xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, what a stunning card, love it and the colour.
Di B. x

Jan from Long Island said...

Hi Sue, wow another masterpiece!!! I so love all of your work!!!!!!!!!!

Txcowgirl, I'm praying that Greg's chemo is doing it's job!
Anne C, so sorry to hear about your friend's daughter...a Mom's worst nightmare. Your card sounds absolutely perfect.
Linda, I didn't become a grandmother until I was almost 60 but it was well worth the wait! I've thoroughly enjoyed the last 13 years with them. They are the loves of my life!
Lorraine F, I hope that you're not too sore to get a good nights sleep!
Laine, I must try the texture paste. However, I too am going through withdrawal try to save my money for Christmas. No, I haven't heard of The Waltzes, what are they?
Alison, hope you're feeling better!
Yvonne, my wish is to meet you and Laine one both brighten my days!

Sleep well Wilsonettes!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card and I love the ef so much I bought it but not used it yet, still waiting for motivation and some energy after the last awful 2 weeks.

Txcowgirl - sending best wishes to Greg and your Daughter. What a lovely story about your granddaughters, I bet they speak English better than me lol!! (I hate my scouse accent)
Lorraine F - I hope your resting and feel better x
Lorraine E - Brodie sounds like a right character, not sure whether he's a cat or dog as I missed that part lol!! But I love him anyway x
P.S I do prefer dogs as I have 3. Well it's only 2 and a quarter dogs, the quarter being a miniature Yorkie. He's super tiny but he's convinced he's the biggest.

Hugs to melody, Francis and Molly and Tracy and Yvonne and anyone else I've forgotten with fibro fog.

Linda xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card and I have the EF and the Gemini die.

Eunice said...

What a lovely card Sue! Thanks for the ideas!!

Melody said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful card I really like the white an gold, the flower really sets it off. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the Bed of Roses embossing folder and the gold.
Take care everyone.

Nana on the Hill said...

Just back from my daughter's so I'm having a lovely time catching up on the cards posted whilst I've been away.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Beautiful as usual Sue Inspirational
Theresa X

Vie Carter said...

Another beautiful card


Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this card because I am a big fan of green.
Who knew that green flowers look awesome but you made it work.
Love you Sue !

magpie said...

Hi Sue, such a gorgeous card and I'm sure whoever received this would be over the moon! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes in need too xx Love Karen xx