Sunday, 27 December 2015

Caring Thoughts

Good Sunday morning all!  I began this card by cutting two Canadian Borders in white and gluing them to the sides of another piece of coconut white card.  I cut the Classic Adorned Design Noble in white then backed it with Wisteria card and attached it to the centre of the card between my borders.  I cut two of the Vancouver die in white and backed them in white.  I trimmed away a small portion on both then put the two larger pieces back together to form a single die  and attached it horizontally across my background.  I cut the Montreal die in white and backed it with wisteria card then cut the centre out to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Montreal die.  I inked it with Shaded Lilac before removing it from the die then seated the frame over the top of it.  I attached it in the centre of the card.  I added white pearls as accents then added my final mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.

There isn't a Comment Game this week because we are closed at Creative Expressions until after the New Year, (no way to send out the prizes) but we will take it back up in the New Year!

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Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the inspiration you give us
Thank you
Pat x

Nanna Tina said...

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

Jan.moogie said...

I like this format of card as you can use it with so many of your dies Sue, gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing, hugs xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, This is a lovely card.
So many different way's to use a die.
Take care and have fun.

Angela Wade said...

A pretty card, Sue

Have a good day, everyone.
Going to see the latest Star Wars movie later with Son and eldest grandson, Thomas,
followed by dinner with D-in-law's family and cuddles with baby Osian now 7, months.
Kelly is more like a daughter than D-in-law.
So a good day ahead !!

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card. I dont think i have any of the wisteria card but i have put that on my list till after the new year when i will go shopping again lol. Love the way you have mixed up all your dies again. Thanks for given us crafters loads of inspiration to try and make some of your fantastic creations. Have a lovely day Sue what ever you are doing.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x
PS. Just wanted to say that i have been watching some of your blogs and the tops you are wearing are beautiful. Could you give us a clue where you get them from. x

Pam said...

Another beautiful card. Hope you are getting some rest Sue.
Hugs to Melody and family, Tracey too and all who would like one too.
Have a good Sunday

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue JJxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card hope you are having a good rest.
Nancyd xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely to see the Canadian dies in this beautiful card. I agree Denise, the wisteria is looking like a must have after the break.
I hope you are enjoying whatever you have chosen to do with the break Sue and all Wilsonettes,
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, thanks for the reminder that I should not be afraid to cut up die cuts to make different shapes. I hope that you are enjoying the festive season and not spending all your time prepping samples for your New year's shows. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely cards Sue.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, it is a great stand alone style which can be used with many of your dies. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

This is a lovely card

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful card, love the soft wisteria colour. Your dies are gorgeous.x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the wisteria card, very pretty.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card today Sue! Great card design. Debra x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely gorgeous card this morning it's brightened up a dull and wet day for me. I must be having a senior moment because when I pinned today's card there were a load of Christmas cards there I hadn't pinned??? I don't know how that happened I hope it's because they have only just been put on and not another senior moment lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Love Today's Stunning Card I Just Really Love
The Beautiful Dies Used And Also The Fabulous Colour
"My Thoughts Today Are With All The People That There
Homes/Towns Are Flooded. It's Extremely Worring As It
Happens Every Year."
Once Again Sue Thank You For Sharing Your Tremendous Card
Your A True Inspiration. A Star!!!!!!!!
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom, Colin, Heather, Sam And Family
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the subtle shading x

Loraine Jefferis said...

Very clever card again Sue. The last time I saw you on Hochanda I think you said you would be back in a couple of weeks. Do you know when you will be on again. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

carol quinn said...


carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, I particularly like how you shown the layers. X

hettygarlick said...

That's really lovely. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Lovely ornate card, Sue, so pretty with the Wisteria and white. Gentle card for a gentle occasion.

'P' in Wales

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card again. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Pretty card, love wisteria coloured card

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Barbara Gosden said...

An elegant card.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very pretty & delicate.


HeatherT said...

Hi Sue

Such a beautiful card, the wisteria colour is so pretty.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card today.
Thank you for sharing

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card, and a lovely sentiment. Sometimes a card just to say you care or are thinking of someone means such a lot. Love the wisteria colour.

Love Rosemarie x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving this, a real wow card

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a wonderful card I love the design. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love it.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, gorgeous die-cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Good to see some of the Canadians in action, I've got Vancouver and love cutting it apart to extend it as you've done here, it almost feels like an extra die - love that sentiment and the colour scheme too


Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love your card today!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous. Will be taking inspiration from this card.
Many thanks.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue,what a lovely card.Nice mixture of dies.I also think wisteria card should be on my list .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. love Jean Z xxx

sandy acland said...

Nice card!

Sandy (tort)

marg said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card today!
Take Care
Love Marg

Lorraine Freeman said...

Thank you for the two cards shown yesterday and today. I didn't get to visit the blog yesterday as too busy, but with good things :)
I was lucky enough to be given 3 sets of your dies for Christmas and I am promised more for my birthday. I also got six colour clouds which is fab. I am looking forward to playing with them all when things calm down.
Today my brother and his family are joining us for Turkey soup so I need to get on and finish that.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Chris Curry said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. I think wisteria is my favourite colour. Am going to play with my new platinum today and the Portugese dies my sister gave me too. Hope you all have a good day. Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda. Xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful card I love the layers of die cuts they really make it look so pretty. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card and all the inspirational card you've shown us over the Christmas period. I especially liked the Seasons Greetings and the let it snow. Mind you I wish we could get the wavy mask. Can't buy it anywhere at the moment. I wonder if CE will be doing another run of it. Wishing you all good health for 2016.

jane said...

Hi Sue
Here's hoping you had a lovely Xmas .
I love today's card , your dies are so beautiful .
Thank you for sharing your hard work with us .
Best wishes

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lots of intricate details.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another stunning card, love the detailing on it and the soft delicate colours. Have a lovely day. Bx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue a beautiful card thank you have a fab day love
June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

sunshinepen said...

morning beautiful card hope u had a good Christmas

crafty hugs pen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another great use of your beautiful dies and I love the quiet calming colour. Hope you had a fab Christmas, best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely, elegant card - beautiful colour combo. I can see that I'll have to get some more of the Canadian dies.... my wishlist doesn't seem to get any shorter :-)
Hugs, Rose

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card and beautiful colour.
Rosemary xx

Pearl said...

Another great card today Sue, thank you

Pearl x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely clean elegant card for us today
Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
Take care, Jess xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good morning Sue,

Stunning and exquisite card.

Have a lovely relaxing Sunday xx

Love and hugs from Dorothy of Baldock xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the Canadian dies. Hope you have a restful few days before your Hochanda shows on New Years Day

Tracy hope you enjoy your craft shopping

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Sue very pretty


Lisbeth said...

Very pretty card Sue, it just goes to show that you don't always have to add lots of flowers to make a stunning card (although I will always like to have flowers sometimes)


Bejay Roles said...

Good Morning, Sue,
A beautiful card and wonderful colours chosen. I do want to get the Canadian set soon as they will remind me of my dad, who was born in Vancouver :).
Well, my Christmas was spend alone, apart from my furry family of two and sad muppet that I am I was in bed by 6:30 and slept right round until 11:30 boxing day. I guess I could blame the cider but as I don't drink alcohol it was alco-free so shouldn't have made me so maudlin. Today I'm looking at the tree and telling myself that it should stay up until after January 1st.
I do have a project to get stuck into in the craft room later today...I'm going to try and fix my home-made paper storage unit that looks ready to collapse any minute lol. I'll see just how well I stuck it together once I make a start on it. I'm saving up to get an MDF unit in the new year so mine doesn't have to stay in once piece for too much longer.
Hands up who is sick of turkey yet...Before she moved to the other side of the country, my sister bought me a pre-Christmas gift of a turkey leg from Morrisons. She knew there was no way I would buy a turkey just for myself and I love the dark meat so a crown wasn't on the cards. The great thing about the leg is that it was divided into thigh and mega drumstick, so I only had to cook one part turkey for days on end.
I'm looking forward to all the posts through 2016 and hope to learn even more new techniques.
Have a wonderful day, everyone.
Bejay xx

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all wilsonettes, a beautiful card, love it.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today and the beautiful wisteria card is certainly earning its keep.

It seems as though everyone has had a good Christmas and now we have the New Year to look forward to with Sue on the TV!

After days of seemingly never-ending rain today dawned dry and sunny but I feel so sorry for all the people in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. I hope none of our Wilsonettes are affected.


Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Enjoy your holiday break. Happy New Year! Jan D., Florida, USA

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, that's a lovely sentiment.

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a gorgeous card Sue and with just the hint of wisteria on it here and there makes it a lovely soft elegent card. Again i don't have these dies except the noble die but i have no doubt that i can make something the same but different from my stash of beautiful dies. Sue, the Wilsonettes that come on your blog regularly each day and sometimes we can't as you know because of how we are at the time, but we come because we get inspired by the beauty that you create and the inspiration that you give us in return through your talent, not so that we can win a prize each week although the kindness in that is extrordinary, but it is because of you, your talent and you friendship so please don't think any more about there being no comment game prize because we come because of you. I hope that you had a lovely Christmas flower and i have my dvd thingy all set to record you on New Years day for more inspiration.
I hope that all the lovely Wilsonettes had a lovely Christmas with my thoughts, prayers and hugs going out to our Wilsonettes that are struggling for one reason or another, i can only hope that 2016 will be a better year for you and for all of us that have been through the year of hell and back.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I see I am following my friend Norah! She makes a great leader!
Love today's card - so delicate and pretty! Don't worry about prizes - your blog is very special even without them!
A prize would be a lovely surprise bonus but I don't come on your blog for that reason!
Love to all, in particular a lovely lady who has a birthday today!
Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
My favourite colours of card and ink in this; just lovely.
Beverley W

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty!

craftynanna jo widnes said...

Beautiful card Sue, having a a really lazy day today.Crafty hugs to all, Johanna

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a lovely Card and I really like the hint of colour with the Wisteria Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jane Franklin said...

A soft and gentle card and fab too. Best wishes all jxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Simply stunning and beautiful!
Love and hugs to all especially Melody, Francis and Tracy, love Alison xxx

Clare W said...

GE Sue. Lovely card as always. Glad to get back to semi normality today!

Lesley Cann said...

Great card. For me it would make a lovely get well card as it is very calm and soothing. Enjoy your Sunday.

Eunice said...

Very pretty card Sue, I do enjoy the Canadian dies they are so versatile and stunning if you use them on their own!

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. I enjoyed looking at the rest of the Christmas cards. I pinned a few that I found particularly inspiring.

My family spoiled me with Christmas gifts this year. I had 12 sets of dies. Can't wait to play with them.
Annie P

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today. Thank yo for all the wonderful cards we have had this year

IVY Cheong said...

Love the delicate subtle colour of the wisteria, a delicate and beautiful card. Ivy xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew.
Smashing card with just s nice hint of colour.
Well a very happy person I am today with a trip with my hubby to the craft shop at braehead in Glasgow much to his delight lol. Wasn't long as I had my list of yeah u guessed it sue Wilson dies. I did buy a couple of different ones but I love sues the best.
Decided to wait and get the platinum machine another time. After all my calibur is still working away. Lol
Love and hugs to all xx

Tressa said...

A lovely card. The wisteria card is such a beautiful and gentle colour, must add that to my ever expanding stash.

The first of my Christmas present tokens was waiting for me when I got home this afternoon so I now need to work out which dies are priorities for me to get. Decisions, decisions although I think more of the Canadian ones may be on the cards......... please excuse the awful pun!!!!


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love all the layering and the wisteria card. Thanks for sharing.

DeCor said...

Happy Day to all !!! Hope you all have had as good of a Christmas as we have Not sick of turkey cause we didn't have any. Boys vetoed it. Nice not to have to have too much leftovers.

Sue hope you are relaxing and enjoying yourself it is another great card again. Love the way you have manipulated the dies for such a good look. Thank you again

liz spooner said...

This card is beautiful Sue, I made a card today that I was happy with and it was entirely your dies.xx

Marjeta said...

Happy new year and lots of fun with crafting in 2016.


lilysmum said...

Beautiful card Sue as have been all those posted this week, lovely subtle colour. I hope you are having a restful christmas tho i should imagine a fair bit of prep getting done for your forthcoming shows. Thankyou Sue for all that you do for us,sharing your talent so freely is very much appreciated. Sending warm wishes to you and all your followers, Theresa x

lilysmum said...

Beautiful card Sue as have been all those posted this week, lovely subtle colour. I hope you are having a restful christmas tho i should imagine a fair bit of prep getting done for your forthcoming shows. Thankyou Sue for all that you do for us,sharing your talent so freely is very much appreciated. Sending warm wishes to you and all your followers, Theresa x

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! I love how soft the Wisteria card is because it really lights up next to the white! TFS!

Suemac said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Finally have 5 minutes to myself so been catching up on all the wonderful cards on your blog sue x thankyou sue for all your hard work with your blog and sharing a daily delight with us all x you are a star x I am so lucky that the children wanted to spend christmas at ours and bring their other halves and even though my feet didn't touch the ground I feel truly blessed x and the fact I was thoroughly spoilt with sue wilson dies really did make it extra special x have been thinking of you all and hope you are all well x
Theresa w xxx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, so delicate and the wisteria is so subtle. Pat x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card yet again, stunning yet classic colour combo...

Dawn Holben said...

Hi Sue, another stunning and beautiful card today, I love all the detail from the dies and you always layer them up so beautifully. I love it.

Val Jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. So love white.
love Val in Spain x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Seasons greetings lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a beautiful card utilising some of your previous collections, I really appreciate the fact that you mix it up by incorporating a wide variety of dies so that there will always be some element that we can find in our collections- great to be reminded of the beauty and versatility of your Canadian collection, it inspires me to dig it out of semi retirement....all those Christmas cards have demoted my non festive dies recently! The wisteria cardstock is a refreshingly soft and Springlike shade to remind us of the brighter, drier(fingers crossed!) days ahead.
Can I just take this opportunity to Thankyou for all of your tireless hardwork and dedication to your pun intended....we are the lucky beneficiaries of your generosity and for that I will be eternally grateful. Wishing you health and happiness in the coming year Sue, you so richly deserve them in abundance.
I'm afraid that I have been absent from the blog these past few weeks, since my uncle passed away, and I have to admit that I have missed the daily ritual of reading the comments and adding my own. Unfortunately family commitments have necessitated my absence, not to mention the inevitable chaos created by the recent festivities. I sincerely hope that everyone has had an enjoyable time with family, friends and furry babies, and that Santa brought you a multitude of Sue goodies:-)...I was obviously on the naughty list this year because my request for the entire new release was ignored:-(, Nevermind, I'll just have to save the pennies in the coming months instead.
Big hugs to all my blog buddies, I've missed you loads and hope you have been well, particularly Yvonne, Beth, Wheely Bad+Billy, Tracy, Saba,Myra,Lorraine F, Linda, Rebecca, Jan, Maria and anyone else my booze addled brain has neglected to mention:-)
It's great to be backxxxx

Love and crafty hugs,


Anonymous said...

Thankyou Sue, a very pretty card
Marlene O xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card with that touch of Wisteria card peeping through. It is also great to see you using some of my favourite dies from your previous collections.
Looking forward to seeing you on our screens this week.
Lesley S x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful, the Canadian dies have been on the list for a little while as they are SO pretty and this card is too. Just Stunning, the colours are so elegant.

Norah, yes, 2015 has not been kind for so many here. Our crafting, this blog and Sue's generosity in what she shares with us every day is often that rope that we hold on to to pull us through. I figure a lot of people on this blog are owed some good news so 2016, bring it on! P.S hope your children are doing well, hugs xxx

Laine, I was so happy to see your post. I knew you had a lot to contend with before the festive insanities. Hope you're healing and feeling better, hugs and Billy sends wags and woofs a plenty! xxx

Bejay, I had a sleep like that boxing day! Hugs to you and your furry friends xxx

Tracy, nice to see you have him well trained!!! Hugs and hope you're feeling ok xxx

Melody and family, hugs xxx

Bedrest yesterday, my mum, her partner, my stepdad and my brothers with the eldest boys fiancee visited today. Billy didn't know who to get fuss from first! Had a little sleep this evening and once I'm done here I'll get a shattered Billy dog ready for bed. At the minute he's upside down doing that upside down dog face smile, legs akimbo with his front paws tucked up on his chest all while laying squashed on his chair... yes, it's that mix of cute and ridiculous only our pets can achieve!

Seeing Dad, stepmum and my sisters and the eldest girls boyfriend tomorrow tea time. Always nice to see them but my stepmums father recently passed away so it's doubly important I be there for them. Long, long lay in tomorrow as I must not fall asleep in the resturant!

Big hugs to all of you, plenty extra to be had so help yourself if you need to. Billy sends wags, woofs and paw hugs to his special friends- those with 2 legs, 4 legs and those with wings! Sending happy thoughts and crafty mojo to you all,

T x

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card with so many little details. Love the wisteria colour card but I've got so much card that I need to use before I buy any more. I need a bigger craft room!
Had my first cuddle with my three-month-old great-niece today at a family gathering.
Take care everyone.

Sassy said...

Incredibly lovely! I am always inspired by your beautiful creations and this card is a fabulous example of your incredible talents. Merry Christmas!
Sandra Smith

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I am a day late, but here's another beauty from you. Thank you.
I hope you are having a chance to enjoy the holidays.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, I too am a day late, due to family commitments, but this card was worth waiting to see its beautiful. I love the Canadian Dies and have just ordered some of them.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful pretty card as always & love it !!
Lovely soft colours & perfect for lots of occasions for the ladies.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the soft colours and the dies.
Di B. x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous. Loving the Montreal dies and along with the Wisteria card, I love the touch of lilac too. It really makes the card pop xx Gorgeous Sue xx Love Karen xx Bejay, how sad that you spent Christmas all alone apart from your furry friends :( xx Sending love and hugs to you, to all on the blog and those in the world in the same situation xx Thank you Sue xx Love Karen xx