Sunday, 22 November 2015

You Are Special

 Good Sunday morning all!  I've been doing some subtle letterpressing as I started this card by inking up my Bed of Roses embossing folder with a Clear Perfect Medium.  I ran a piece of coconut white card through the machine to transfer the ink to the card.  I dusted it with Pearlescent Mica powder for a very subtle shine in the floor of the design (you can see this in the close ups).  I cut five of the Corner Squares dies in white and then backed them with a blush card solid piece using just the outer cutting edge.  I arranged them as a border going down the side of the card by overlapping the slightly and raising one end on each of them with foam.  Next I cut the You are Special die several times in white and layered them up for dimension.  I cut it once out of blush and used the flower fall away to piece back into the white one.  I added some Cosmic Lacquer and some Diamond Snow and allowed it to dry.  I backed it in blush card using an oval die.  I wrapped flesh seam binding around the card vertically and tied a messy bow.  I used the Diagonal Foldover flower die and cut it out of white felt to create my flower.  I topped the bow with some Bakers Twine and added my flower.  The sentiment was placed over the ribbon with mounting foam.  I completed the card with my usual pierced mat and matching layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.

Due to the die launch, I haven't done the Comment game this week, however, I will be doing the drawing for the winning dies and posting it later today, so please don't forget to check back to see if your name is among the winners!  All for now, Sue x








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198 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, I really like the soft feminine tones.
Melody, I'm glad that Francis and his brother got to see each other although it was not the best visit. Francis sounds very down after his hospital stay, I hope he picks up soon.
Molly glad you had a lovely birthday and that the dinner went well.
Hugs to all. And good luck in the draw.

carol quinn said...

You're right sue......you are so special!

Another beautiful card again

Carol

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and the square corners look great stacked like that.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
This card is meant for you.
Thank you so much it is lovely.
Take care all Kitty.

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card. Love the subtle sheen of the letter pressed background.

C A W said...

A real beauty, so pretty, love the corner die and sentiment. Thanks.

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely subtle colors and corner dies with such a beautiful sentiment.
Have a great Sunday

Muriel x

Nanna Tina said...

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

carol edwards said...

This is special Sue and it's beautiful. I love the delicate colours and all the filigree x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good Sunday morning to you Sue,yes you are special!!!
Beautiful card as usual Thankyou!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Another lovely card, so delicate looking.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the subtle sheen on the background. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card and stunning dies love the colours thank you tracyw also I've really enjoyed seeing all your new dies must start to get some before there all sell out thanks tracyw xx

auscrafts said...

lovely soft colours

Jan on the Fosse said...

Sue
So pretty and delicate and the soft colouring is perfect.
Love it.
Jan

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I am loving your card today, the blush color you have used is lovely.
Take care
Elaine H X

hettygarlick said...

That is so beautiful! I love the blush card - so delicate. The whole thing is so very feminine.

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card. the Bed of Roses embossing folder is my favourite and I use it more than any other folder, it's so pretty xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, very feminine looking, love the square corner dies stacked this way & the sentiment is just perfect. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card. It has a lovely delicate, feminine look to it. The letterpress looks beautiful as does the subtle sheen to the background. The boarder reminds me of one of your striplets, the little grey cells cant remember which one it is lol. Another one for me to try for my stash box as i think this would make a beautiful wedding card by just changing the sentiment. Good luck everyone for the draw later today.
Take care everyone. Some of the snow has gone but it is very cold this morning.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this embossing folder and the clever way you have used the corner dies
Pat x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card on this really cold winter morning, I too use the bed of roses embossing folder a lot and with the mica powder letterpress technique it really does give a beautiful soft finish.

Don't worry about the comments giveaway, we all know how busy you are, and will do it when you can.

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

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lots of lovely ideas to make a pretty card. Thanks Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the mica powder letter pressing. I shall now be spending a happy few hours experimenting this technique with my embossing folders

Narrowboat girl

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, so many uses. At first glance I thought it was the Diamond striplet used as the border, I'd never thought of using squares to make the diamond pattern. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love these small square dies. So pretty. Love the letter press and the embossing folder - it is one of my favourites too. Very pretty card.
Take care out there everyone .
Anne M xx

Val Jones said...

This is such a special card Sue and I love the diamond shapes.

love Val in Spain x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. I especially like the mica background. I should do this more often! Happy Sunday all.

lilian said...


Hi Sue, lovely lovely card, very feminine might give this one a try,that's my favourite e/f.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Debra Kenworthy said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Very feminine and vintage/shabby chic looking. The letterpress technique with the mica powder looks wonderful. Debra x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card I do like the roses embossing folder and the letterpress king really makes it stand out
Kathy B x

Scottydog said...

A lovely girlie card today Sue, so delicate & feminine, thanks Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning, I especially like the way you have used the squares xx

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, the card today is fabulous.The latest collection of dies looks so lacy.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue. what a beautiful card. So feminine. The letterpress technique with the Mica Powder is so delicate but really pretty. I love the way you have used the square die to create a border, and the flower just finishes off the card. = Fabulous.
Wendyx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....a very pretty card for today...I love the laciness and subtle colour. Nanny Jo x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

This card is so beautiful. I love it.

Love
Roz.x

Barbara Gosden said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. I love the subtle colours.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...
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PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty & delicate.

Michele

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A little busy for me but great way to create a border.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful delicate card. The colours are gorgeous. Really feminine for as you say someone special. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful delicate card. The colours are gorgeous. Really feminine for as you say someone special. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

Such a lovely, lacy, pretty card for today. Colours so subtle and love the mica powder sheen effect on the letter pressing.

Daily warm thoughts and soft gentle hugs to all in pain, discomfort or loss.

Have had youngest two grandchildren for the weekend, Tiegan decorating her wooden Christmas tree ornaments and Joseph buckling down to finish his school homework project on the Stuart dynasty. Loving History,I have enjoyed helping him and we have found out some very interesting facts whilst researching on the web. Let's hope he gets full marks for all his efforts.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Janice K said...

Oh WOW! Sue I Love this card, the beautiful blush colour and gorgeous corner square diecuts look so pretty and feminine together (another die to add to my already lengthy wish list!!). Have a great Sunday.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is great !! I love the subtle letterpressing with the mica, and the die-cuts done vertically looks great, and the sentiment really stands out and so pretty with the blush flower too. Gorgeous !!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed !!!!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is just so pretty and feminine, love the mica background, as you say, subtle but enhances the Bed of Roses folder beautifully...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Oh lordy, Sue, good enough to eat! This makes me think of coconut ice - all just scrumptious. A lot of work has gone into this card and it shows, love the mica'd background.
Melody - hope Francis doesn't wear himself out with all the exercise, let's hope he can pick up soon then he may well like to see his brother again. Tough tine all round.
Hugs to all our poorly people.

'P' in Wales

dmj from kettering said...




RwLLY MUST TRY THAT BACKGROUND, IT LOOKS SO LOVELY,




Doreen X

Jane said...

Good morning Sue , A gorgeous card and yes you are so special Sue !
Enjoy the Sunday,Take care Jane B.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful soft and feminine card! I love the gentleness of the coconut white and blush card together , it reminds me of marshmallows ( that's me always thinking about food! ). Also love the way you have used the dies , most unusual, and a lovely sentiment .
Anne xo

foxyg said...

Stunning Sue, the backgr0und is fab

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty 'girly' card for us today. I love the delicate subtle colours you have used, very feminine. Hope you all have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Morning Sue

This card is a bit busy for me but.... love all the techniques, dies and colours used, and will be looking at having a go at and using some of them.

Thanks again for sharing

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, love the design.
Hugs Theresa xx

Craftysusan said...

Hi sue. Very pretty card. Going to a local craft show today. Hope they have your dies for sale so I can start collecting your new ones. Have a lovely Sunday. x

Aspiring crafter said...

Very feminine card Sue , the embossed background is so deep and looks amazing with the letterpress ,
XxxRuth

Chris Curry said...

What a delightful, elegant, subtle card Sue. Gorgeous. Thank you. Xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card the background is so pretty and the diecuts down the side are fabulous, love your bow and flower to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very subtle and pretty card today

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What an elegant card the colours and design are amazing
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah N xxx

Jan.moogie said...

I love it when you glue several layers of die cuts together and giving them dimension as it makes it pop out and says look at me. Stunning card today Sue, hugs xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today using these lovely soft colours. The dies and embossing are beautiful too. Good luck to everyone in the draw. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful girly card today, so pretty, just up my street. The colours are so yummy, sorry that is the only way I can describe e them (lol)

Love Rosemarie Fishlock x x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow an absolutely gorgeous card today, very pretty.
You are so talented, and an inspiration to us all.
Have a lovely day.
Maggie

Tressa said...

Lots some interesting techniques here making a lovely card. Blush is such a delicate colour. Like the letter pressing technique, this folder is an ideal one for using it with. Thank you.

Teresa

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty card, I love the colours and the way that you have used the squares to give a similar look to one of the striplets. I was thinking about doing a similar technique with the 'You are special' die but hadn't thought of adding the diamond snow.
Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful creations,
Heather Treble

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I bought some more Mica powders and a new ink for doing the background !
I love it and have a stash now of different Embossing Folder colours!
Todays card looks like Coconut Ice ...beautiful!
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and the squares idea is great. love Jean Z xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card and I love the dies you have used and your design is wonderful xx

Debs A xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what an amazing card this is. Just so beautiful. Love the way you layer your words and the blush card is just so feminine. Thank you for giving us yet more ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anne said...

I really must try the letterpress technique, Sue. My fingers are crossed for later!

Anne (Northampton)

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, i love this embossing folder xx hazel

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty and feminine card this morning. I really like the corner squares border and love the background. Good luck to everyone for the die draw.
Melody, at least Francis didn't say no to another visit. I hope he's not doing too much and wearing himself out, but at least he's got determination which must be a good thing. Love to you both, xx
Tracy hope you're ok xx
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

Julie Elli said...

The font on your sentiment die is lovely. I like how it's easy to read and yet still fancy!
The letter pressing with mica is really pretty.
Good luck for later everyone xx
Big hug
Julie E

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card so delicate and pretty, it looks like one of your striplets so the corners would go with it perfectly (anybody would think you designed it that way lol!). I love the delicate colours it's just up my street.
Hugs x
Heather T

gwen70 said...

wow Sue this card is stunning

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, and lots of techniques for us to try.xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Yes "you are special" and very talented to make such stunning cards.
This one is no exception, love it.
Patricia xxx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it so pretty imagine being given that beauty love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous and classy, xxx

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue beautiful card I've got these corner dies hadn't thought of using them like that a one I must try when I get home from my sister's

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
I have these and they are totally delightful! There is so much to do with them. Think I will give this one a go today.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
WOW Stunning absolutely stunning, my kind of card, just love it.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I love the clean and simple design of this card, just my type of card. Thank you. X Ros

Bente Sørflaten said...

Such an elegant and romantic card, Sue - love it :))

Lynne L said...

Hu Sue I love this card the colour you have chosen is so pretty & feminine & the border is beautiful

Lynne L said...

Hu Sue I love this card the colour you have chosen is so pretty & feminine & the border is beautiful

SueJ said...

A really beautiful card Sue, blush and white go so well together.
Gorgeous dies as usual.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely soft delicate card, love it.
Lydia
X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Really stunning, love the blush it's so subtle!
:-)
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I have been busy catching up with your postings as I have been away from home.
I love the effect you get when using the letter press technique especially with this embissing folder.
This is such a pretty card with the soft colours you have used.
Lesley S x

my craft cupboard said...

Wow this card is very special!!! What a wonderful way to use, I am going to add these to my list of "must have", my list is getting longer.
hugs
sharon :)

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow this card is absolutely stunning, the colours are so delicate
just love it
Hugs
Carol x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is another card with a wow factor, the beautiful soft colours and the use of dies. I really like the border made with the layered dies. Have a great day. Bx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

This is a lovely card, definitely my style! I do love the blush card but could see it being quite striking in other colours also.

Hope your Sunday is awesome.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card in a lovely delicate colour.
SueL x

sandy acland said...

The use of the corner squares like this is brilliant.
A lovely card.

Sandy (tort)

Jane Franklin said...

I love the use of the corner to make a border, very clever. I am not a fan of blush card, sorry, but could see this in your fab wisteria colour. That Ef is a xmas wish. Best wishes to all jxxx

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
Outstanding card! The blush is such a delicate colour and I love the mica powder on the background...I think I need to go and try that out myself. I adore the roses embossing folder and it's high up on my wish list. I can never get over how detailed all your folders are, I have some that hardly make a dent in the card when I run it through so it's always a joy to use yours :)
I know we're all looking forward to the draw later today, so good luck in advance everyone.
Bejay xx

Kate's Cards said...

Luxurious!

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A really delicate and very pretty card.
Regards,
Evis M.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love this card subtle colouring. You wouldn't think the the design down the left side was a corner would you.

iReneM said...


Oh so very pretty

x

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card, the squares are really effective staggered down the side of th card.
Regards
Dorianne

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, so lacy and delicate, and you are special!
Take care,Jess x

ursula said...

So so pretty Sue, a lovely feminine card today, especially the colours....luv Ursula xx

Helen Bell said...


Hi Sue

Just beautiful. This card is so delicate and feminine. I love the letterpress technique and the mica makes it so special, especially with the bed of roses embossing folder. Great use of the squares. I also love how simply cutting the sentiment die twice in different colours and piecing the opposite colours back into the flower and then using diamond snow makes the flower so beautiful.

Love Helen x

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card so the colours are so delicate and soft. I like doing the letterpress technique.
A great day to all xxx
ivyleafcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Lorraine Freeman said...

Today's card is very pretty, not a colour combination I would automatically go for but lovely. Your favourite ef looks stunning used with the mica powders.
Melody, sorry the visit did not go so well. Such a though time for you all. Bravo to Francis he is such a fighter xxx
Yvonne, your poor MIL. It must be a very tough adjustment for all concerned. I hope you are able to relax today.
Laine, gentle hugs I do hope the sickness is abating. I hope the platinum is easy to use once you are well, if not there was some talk of being able to adapt it to electronic use. I could not craft without my cut n boss because of the costochondritis.
Looking forward to hearing how Molly's celebrations went.
Tracy, hope you are good.
Love n hugs to all the regular posters and welcome to the newbies :)
I still feel awful, this costochondritis is so painful and very debilitating so very frustrating. I just want to be back to my usual self even if that's not that great.
Will check back later to congratulate the winners.
Wishing good things to all

Dorothy Macdonald said...
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Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

A stunning card, beautiful and very feminine.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely feminine card, so elegant and beautiful. Love so much the pearlescent effect you have given to the embossed background, thank so much for sharing your tecnique. The new dies are fabulous, love how you have used the corner die to make this stunning repeated motif. Great layers, too!

lilysmum said...

Beautiful card Sue, delicate and romantic. Love the pastel shades, I wonder how it would look in a different colour combination. X

Dawn Louise said...

Stunnin and beautiful. Love it all and that embossing is so deep. X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a gorgeous card - I love the letterpessing with Mica powder, it is so elegant. The whole card is just so beautiful, those colours are divine.
Hugs, Rose

Linda said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. Love what you have done with the squared corners. Lovely use of colour too !!
Happy Sunday. Linda x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a simply gorgeous card. So much intricate detail. I love the bed of roses letter pressed background and the beautiful sentiment.

Nana on the Hill said...

Now this is definatly a special card, so pretty.

Lesley Thomas said...

Beautiful card, love the idea of using those squares to make a border! Pretty colours too.

Jean said...

This is exquisite!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
That letter press background is lovely.
Beverley W

Paula said...

This card is stunning Sue, absolutely stunning! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today and you brought a smile to my face when I saw the embossing folder you had used, it's my favourite too. Love the way you have used the squares as a boarder, that's a different take on it. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue so much to take in within your card which is absolutely beautiful just love that blush card and I think the embossing folder is probably my favourite "go to". Love from Jackie xx

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning card Sue. The rose embossing looks amazing. Love the intricate squares layered like that too.

Annie P xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Beautiful card as always. Good luck everyone in the draws.

I was admitted to hospital this morning as if been sick yesterday with abdominal cramps.
5 attempts to get bloods outa me I don't want them touching me I'm so bloomin sore with their prodding x

Anonymous said...

This card is very appealing to me...love the design, details and colors. Stunning!!! Your embossing folders seem to result in very crisp, distinct detailing...love that. Jan D., Florida, USA

Catwoman said...

Super card - must get my head round letter-pressing!!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & everyone
Wow Sue I love Todays card it so feminine & elagant. Such a clever idea Useing the corner die down the side Gorgeous. Love this Embossing Folder & with the subtle letter press so pretty.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock.xx

Tracy hope your coping brave lady sending gental Hug's xx

Molly hope your meal went well & you got some lovely crafty goodies with your birthday money Hug's xxx

Melody hope Francis is coping sending you both some healing Hug's for you both xx

Gental Hug's for all in pain or just need one xx
Big Hug's for all friends & everyone xxx

CraftyJo said...

Really beautiful, thanks for the close-ups to show all that detail.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card. I have just bought these dies so you have given me yet another idea in how to use them. The bed of roses embossing folder is also one of my favourites.

Love

Denise (mini) - Brough

Meg said...

I love this card Sue.
I think it would look good as a cake topper if it had a silicon paper underneath.

Love
Meg
xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the soft colours and the design and the sentiment goes right back to you

Hugs and good luck everyone
Pat

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, Such a soft, delicate and pretty card today, I love the blush and how you have layered the sentiment. Linda28

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
I love the letterpress technic, still haven't tried it yet, I am going to make a start on my sisters bday card today, so think I will be giving this a go, ( fingers crossed).
Gorgeous card today, more dies on my wish list!!!

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
I love the letterpress technic, still haven't tried it yet, I am going to make a start on my sisters bday card today, so think I will be giving this a go, ( fingers crossed).
Gorgeous card today, more dies on my wish list!!!

Hugs pat xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card, cant wait to start making patterns with the little configurations squares... had to have those! If anyone recieved this they'd be blown away.

Laine, take care, please see someone if it gets too much. I really hope something changes for the better very soon, hugs & sympathy xxx

Tracy, I hope that whatever is causing the cramps can sorted out for you. It's horrible to feel bed on top of the chemo and the side effects, hugs and sympathy for you too. Xxx

Billy sends you both big warm doggy cuddles!

Molly, glad you had a lovely birthday, I can't wait to hear about your presents :-) hugs xxx

Melody, sounds like Francis is doing a grand job with his exercises, make sure he paces himself (That's great saying it but I'm the worlds worst pacer!). Take care 9f yourself too, sending hugs to you both

Lorraine F, glad you enjoyed your trip out. Re your outhouse do you have anyone in your family who can build a little ramp to help you up and over the door threshold? It's not good if doing this affects another aspect of your health. You can also buy removable ramping but I couldn't say which type would be best for you. Can give you a good website if you'd like to look. If there's no one in your family/ friends who can build a ramp or the shop brought solution won't work try the charity Remap, they have volunteers all over the country and they build/ invent customised solutions to problems that people with disabilities / long term health problems have. I hope you can find a solution, hugs and I hope the costochondritis improves soon xxx

Yvonne, hope MIL is behaving and following doctors orders. Hope also you don't get worn out. Make sure the men in your life chip in too. Hugs xxx

Missed commenting yesterday. Quite exhausted as I had a shower and them Mr W took me to the supermarket to pick up a few bits and have coffee and cake. Car journey very painful, sure the roads round here are still cobbled!!! I only just managed to stay awake watching the evening football match on the sports channel and glad I did as it was really entertaining.

Must dash, he'll be here soon with the main weeks shopping.

Sending hugs to everyone, especially if you ill or struggling with life in general, thinking of those who aren't up to commenting. Take care everyone, have a peaceful Sunday,

T x

Lindsay Martin said...

Very subtle colours today, but so much detail is shown with the techniques x

Marianna Hammer said...

What a beautiful card.

Myra said...

Oh Wow! Sue, I love this card!
I love everything about it. It's gorgeous!
Thanks for the inspiration ,
Love to all, Myra xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This card is stunningly beautiful, elegant and delicate.
I love it.
Maureen xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
There is such a beautiful soft and subtle touch to this card with the mica twinkling slightly in the background. I do like when you do your subtle cards as you have to look more deeply than just a passing glance to see all its wonders. The soft pink just sort of makes the white not as stark or bright as it normally looks, but such a beautiful delicate card. I have just used my favourites once more to make a shaped card and box lid for my brother in law who is getting remarried(3rd time lucky), i just love the Spainish collection for making these beautiful cards as they are different from the cards that people get from the high street and i know that they will not get another like mine so they will hopefully like it.
It's a tad on the chilly side up here in Central Scotland, i don't know if it was the goosebumps or the purple feet that let me in on that piece of info this afternoon but its dry and bright with some snow on the back hills of the Ochils so a good day. Making Harry up the night before Christmas book from Hunkydory for his mummy to read to him on Christmas eve and perhaps set a tradition up for the wee fella although at 6months he'll be not to bothered about it being his first Christmas or not but it will make it a better day for me this year. I am busy knitting all the other babies born this year jumpers and tammys to keep them warm as there present as it just seems to get dearer every year. Just got Rory, Campbell, Ryan and his dad still to get for as everyone else is taken care of. It just seems like i'm permenantly skint at the moment, so thank goodness it only comes once a year. Have a great day everyone and sending hugs to all the Wilsonettes(and honary ones as well),
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. I use the roses embossing folder loads.
Luv
Karen xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the pale pastel colours and the embossing folder is one of my favourites.
Good luck to everyone in the draw!!!!!!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. This is my favourite embossing folder so will have a go at this card. Haven't got the corners so will have to look for something else.

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and I like the subtlety of the colour.Have a lovely afternoon.

gailgale said...

Oh Sue,
This card is so beautiful!!!!!!
My mother would love this.
I guess I need to buy some more dies.
It would be the best card for her.
Thank you for sharing.
Gailgale

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card. The sheen on the background is great, the Corner Square dies are lovely, the Sentiment is delightful and your bow and flower so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

just four words for this card:

ELEGANCE at its best

Rolf xxx

Eunice said...

This card is lovely, the sheen on the background is so subtle and yet so eye catching!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas, Sue!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card.....so feminine and so pretty of course!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the embossed background with the mica powder. It is so pretty.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

terrie said...

There is a lot of elements on your card and they all work well together...
The card turned out really nice...tfs
Well done Sue

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful soft and famine card Sue. I love the corner border used as a border and raising one end gives beautiful dimension. I also love the way you have created dimension with your sentiment. The pink and white is lovely. I miss your signature pins...I see soft pink pearls as an accent for a switch up. Have a lovely Sunday.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

What a beautiful card for a special person. Love it. Thanks, Sue

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunning card from you, love the letter pressing and the colours you have chosen, just beautiful.

Love & hugs

Jacquie jacobs
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Molly said...

Hello sue and everyone your card today is very beautiful it look very nice on the rose back. My birthday was really good my mum took me n 1 friend to lakeside an I spent one of my money I got on new cloths then we went out for dinner ith 4 more of my friends we didn't have desert because they brought out a big chocolate birthday cake an they even turned the lights down an nearly everyone in the restaurant was singing happy birthday to me I got a bit shy but it was really nice. I think I told you all a long time a go nan might be buying me a todo die machin but was waiting to see if was any good well she didn't get it an I don't mind because she brought me the new spellbinders platinum die cut machine and I got all 16 dies I put on the list I made for nan plus 4 more that I hadn't put on my list an lots of the new stamps that go with some of the dies I am really lucky I no an I can't wit to try some stamping because nan don't do much of it but I am going to try. Thank you everyone for sending me birthday wishes Thnk you Molly oxoxox

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card!
Rosemary xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

An elegant card today. Love the design and that blush card stock. Thank you for sharing.

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Absolutely beautiful. Such a gorgeous colour combination and a lovely feminine card. I have so many friends I can think of that would love to receive a card like this. I haven't got all the ingredients but I am sure I could attempt a variation. thank you once again Sue for such wonderful ideas and inspiration x
Have noticed a real drop in temperature. Winter is definitely here now. Dark nights and lots of new programmes on tv. Pj's and candles are definitely the order of the day.
Loving this series of Strictly and find myself fantasizing that I can dance like one of the professionals - you have to have dreams!
Is anyone addicted to I'm a Celebrity? The boys and I are loving it. I love Ant and Dec - fellow Geordies - must confess to being a little disappointed that Dec got married earlier this year - I thought it was going to be me! The boys are quite enjoying Jorgie Porter but then she is rather beautiful and so sweet so I don't blame them.
I have rested today and the boys are sorting dinner out. Fajitas are on the menu - yum. Haven't got gluten free tortillas so going to have my chicken with a slow baked very crispy skinned jacket potato. Not complaining - love jacket potatoes - I am easily pleased x
MELODY - sending you a hug x
TRACY - I am sorry you are being a human pin cushion at the moment but I bet you look fabulous with your new head of hair. Love and hugs x
LAINE - sounds like you have been through it a bit hun. Hope you feel much better very soon. It must be serious if you have lost the desire to craft. The lack of energy is so frustrating isn't it? Take care and fingers crossed you will be back to your usual sarcastic and obnoxious self, (which is a more accurate description of your personality rather than the description which you use - charming and witty - who are you trying to kid)????!!!! x
MOLLY - Happy Birthday for Friday. Wow 13. Sounds like you did really well and are a very lucky young lady. You deserve it gorgeous girl x
WHEELY BAD - my boys are definitely doing their bit x
Got to go - I can smell dinner. Have a lovely evening everyone and fingers crossed I will 'see' you tomorrow
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

barbara macaskill said...

This is absolutely divine!!! LOVE the flesh color and the stacking of the die cuts is yummy! TFS!

Jean Bullock said...

So beautiful! I especially love the sentiment die. I pinned as usual. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765610716161/

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, it is so soft and gentle and definitely has the wow factor.

I have just read the list of winners and am over the moon to see my name there. Thank you so very much and congratulations to all the other lucky ladies.

Love and hugs for all
Saba
XXXX

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, must try the letter press technique soon, really looks very effective with the mica powder.
Congrats to all the lucky winners, enjoy your dies.
Marlene O xx

Lisbeth said...

Lovely card, such a very pretty colour. Love the sentiment die.

Lisbeth

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is a beautiful card !! You have used very subtle colours. I have made cards before using the coconut white and blush foundations card and they look really good together !! I made a card recently with the coconut white and wisteria foundations and found to my surprise that it is a really pretty match, even though both colours are very light. I love your new word die "you are special" and it is on my Christmas wish list. I love the little flowers on it and it is a lovely font. The rest of the card is lovely to. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card Sue. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending everyone lots of love from Tres x x x

lindagrady said...

I'm beginning to be able to recognize your cards, Sue, w/o seeing your name first. Always so beautiful and jaw-dropping. Thanks for sharing so much with us.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, pretty in pastel and I love the way you have used the corner in a diamond orientation.

Tracy - so sorry you have had a set-back but that's all it is and I'm sure you will overcome it.

Molly - pleased you had a good time and what a lucky girl you are with all your lovely presents. Stick with the stamping, it is great fun as is the colouring in part. If you are struggling there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube (only if you are allowed to go on it).

Must go and leave my congratulations on the next post.
Frances

Tina Z. said...

This card is absolutely special!

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely card and soft colour. Ivy xx

liz spooner said...

This is a gorgeous card and gorgeous colours too.xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Well done to the winners!
Another gorgeous stunning very feminine card.
Gorgeous
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

DeCor said...

Wow this card is really extraordinary ! I keep going back to look at it as there is so much to see. I love the embossing lots . The card is so so SUPER! THANK YOU again

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,love looking at your creations ,Laura O

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Jan

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, it's so pretty & feminine & the blush & white colour go perfectly together.
Really like the way you have used the squares as a side border which looks amazing & I love every design element of this stunning card, just perfect...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, Loving the colour. I'm going try the background technique with my bed of roses ef, it looks so pretty.

Take care
Linda xx

Txcowgirl said...

So pretty again. I didn't think I needed the fold over flower die, but I saw your video where you made a chevron shape, so I've put it on my list.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew,

Wow, this is my kind of card! I adore everything about it- the colour palette is a favourite of mine, it's so soft and feminine, the Bed of Roses EF is also my go to folder, it works so well with a variety of dies, and you've even added a much loved fold over flower and ribbon accent, it's just perfect. I love the days, of which there are many, when it turn to your blog...the first thing I do in the morning, even before breakfast and brushing my teeth...and I am presented with a sight of jaw dropping beauty and exquisite craftsmanship- today was one such day.
I would recreate this little gem but I don't have the dies, as yet, and won't do for a while yet, but I have squirrelled it away in my must do folder for future reference.
I must admit to having forgotten about the die giveaway so it was a pleasant surprise to realise that the announcement was pending- I never seriously expect to win and I am happy to see a few very familiar names on the list like Saba and Lorraine F, who will be overjoyed and boosted by their prize, congrats to all you lucky ladies!
I gave myself a stern talking to today and did a few hours of prep for my Christmas cards using my new Platinum machine- apart from the difficulty turning the handle, it works like a dream and cuts perfectly first time no matter where you place the dies, plus it takes less turns and embossing is ridiculously straightforward so I'm pleased I upgraded....just need to eat more spinach to boost my strength!
My stitches are getting tight now and the wounds are still weeping but it seems to be a little less red so I can't complain, it's not like I've lost a limb or anything, is it?:-)
Tracy, you are really being tested to the limit honey, hope you feel better soon cos chemo is enough for you to deal with methinksxx
Lorraine F, hope your in less discomfort today, well done you on trying to get a bit more independence though, Wheelys advice about the ramp could help- we have a scooter and have to keep it in the hallway which is a real tight squeeze, plaster and paint has been damaged with our cack handed attempts at reverse turns:-)
Yvonne, so pleased to have you back to your catty, offensive best- I am most certainly witty and charming and the fact that you are too envious of my obvious qualities to acknowledge them is such a shame, it's a good job my self esteem is such that I can remain unaffected by your character assassination. But I am prepared to give you another chance because we so clearly share a love of good tv- Strictly is a passion of mine for many obvious reasons....Gleb, mmmmm!.....and in another life I see myself as a British Baby looking to salsa with my own Johnny. I did have my own foray onto the stage at four when I danced in a green tutu to Cliff Richards Summer Holiday, sadly my parents didn't recognise my potential and a glittering career was lost:-( Are you still having your Apprentice parties, the series is really shaping up quite nicely now don't you think?
Molly, what a fantastic birthday sweetie, enjoy playing with your new machine and dies- were they from the recent launch? Hope you're strong enough to turn your handle cos otherwise, the Platinum is an excellent machine.
Hugs to Wheely Bad and Billy, melody, Rebecca, Maria, Beth, Theresa, Jan and all my other blog buddiesxxx
Nighty night.

Laine1972xxxx

Lesley Cann said...

Just found time to see your blog today but how glad I am as this is a very special card. Love the colours you have used. Congrats to all the winners.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty rew
What a absolutely beautiful and stunning card you have given us today
I love everything about it
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you Sue for your generosity
Have a good evening
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty rew
What a absolutely beautiful and stunning card you have given us today
I love everything about it
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you Sue for your generosity
Have a good evening
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G

Theresa Pace said...

love the softness of this card. this would make a beautiful wedding card too, hugs xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

nannapat said...

Wow! what a stunner. I love the die cut squares and the lovely soft colour. Pat x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very pretty card
Doreen R

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue. Thanks for all your continued inspiration :-)

Hope you've all had a good day.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Melody said...

Hi sue, what a gorgeous card the embossing looks great everything about this card is stunning. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx
Congratulations to all the winners hope you all enjoy well done. xxx
Molly I am so pleased you liked the platinum I know you thought you might get the todo but I really think the platinum will be better an after Xmas they are going to sell a part to make it electric. Enjoy it sweetheart an all your new dies xxx

Sandy H said...

Absolutely beautiful card. The Bed of Roses is one of my favourite embossing folders but I still haven't tried letterpressing with it!
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care everyone.

Vie Carter said...

What a really fabulous card, just love love love it

Wonderful new dies

Vie
x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I love the peach and milk combination Sue. The roses EF is really going out on it's own. It's so pretty. Thank you Sue xx Oh Molly, what an amazing birthday present you had, along with all the dies you wanted and more! Have a wonderful time playing with it sweetheart. I can see there's going to be a little "Sue Wilson" in the making here. So so pleased for you xx Congratulations Ginnie and Narrowboat Girl! Wonderful! If you think it looks good on the blog, wait until you receive it! Do the whoop whoop dance! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx Keep strong xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Well, would you believe it? I was so excited when I saw my name on your List of Winners this morning that I forgot to comment on todays's lovely card and have only just realised it!! Many thanks again, Sue, it is very generous of you.
The Tessa die is so pretty along with the Striplet and of course the use of the peach and coconut card make your card today look so delicate and feminine..
Lesley S x