Monday, 21 December 2015


Hi bloggers!   Need a pretty thank you card?  I think this one will do the trick!  I cut four Petite Arched Adornments in white and two corners from the Elegant Lace Edger die set and glued them in place, funnily enough the adornments in the corners and the corners on the edges!  I cut a Lavish Accented Noble design frame and added mounting foam and secured it in the centre of the card.  I cut the Vertical Thanks in white and cut the individual letters out of black gloss card and glued them behind.  I added it into the centre of the frame and created five flowers to accent the corners.  I stamped the Shaded Peony stamp in black on white card and cut them out with the matching Peony die shapes.  I offset two dies for each flower and topped the centres with small black Dazzlers.  I added Mosaic leaves and Dandelion clocks around as accents.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat, a thin gloss back mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, hope you are ready for Christmas with all your other workload.
Hugs and warm thoughts for Melidy and family, Tracey and all who feel the need.
Have a good day all

karen Derbyshire said...

Black and white a winning combination!

sharon said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the combination!!
sharon :)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and ornate and suitable for lots of occasions, your cards always look so perfect. Love those peonies.
Busy non-Christmasy day so will look back later.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

Oooh monochrome again loving it my favourite combo. All lovely and frilly looking too.
I can't get back to sleep so I guess I'd be as well getting up and have a nap later.
Going to get the last of the food shopping today so I'll be out early and home early lol xx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love these expressions dies. Hope you have a great Christmas. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Jan.moogie said...

Such a beautiful card so stunning. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely way to say thank you
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely way to say thank you
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous monochrome card.
Nancyd xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunningly beautiful card today, I love it, especially the peony flowers.

I for one say 'THANKS' to you for bringing us so many beautiful products through the year and for all the brilliant video's. tutorials, creations, techniques........etc. etc. etc. also for being there for us.

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

Pat said...

Hi Sue
Love the monochrome look, and the peony stamps and dies
Pat x said...

Morning Sue.
Another stunner thank you.
Lets hope we will all need to be making lots of these soon.
Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

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

auscrafts said...

Lovely card today Sue

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & monochrome is just perfect for it. I would like to say thank you for all the joy you have brought to many people over the year & hope that you have a beautiful Christmas. Yvonne xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card again today. Love the dies and the peonies are stunning. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx
@ Diane G - your comment yesterday made me smile :-) Thankyou xxx

hollyberry said...

A really elegant thank you card.

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

Great elegant card, so pretty x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue. JJxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another of your beautiful cards. The black and white makes a very classic statement. The flowers are lovely and i have most of your expression dies as they are so handy to have if you are not very good at stamping. Will have a try at making this one for my stash box.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It certainly is a very pretty card, the peonies are gorgeous. I would also like to thank you for everything you've done for us throughout the year. Even with your very busy schedule you've still made time for us on your blog, we all appreciate the inspiration via the blog, television and videos you've given us. So THANK YOU!
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Lovely thank you card.
Anne xo

Unknown said...

Beautiful monochrome card! A wonderful design and peonies look lovely. Debra x

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

They keep on coming! Love this one.


PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & perfect for what we'll need to be making next, after Christmas!


BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is really gorgeous, your designs are always so inspiring. Have a great day. Bx

Tina Z. said...

I love this perfect card!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card, love the black and white flowers.x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue. Love the card especially the peonies.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
What beautiful card to start the week. Love black and white combination.

dmj from kettering said...

What a stunning card to start off C*******s week; lovely!!!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card

Jackie T said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great card and black and white always looks stunning. I've just bought the peony stamps and dies and they are beautiful. Great start to the week. Best wishes

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love black and white, it is timeless, and the Thank You die is so useful. Thank you too for all your hard work and inspiration.

Love Rosemarie x x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,what a lovely way to say thank you .This card is beautiful. Have a good day Gloria (Sidcup) xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love those flowers.
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, stunning card - love the monochrome. I must remember to use my adornments more that way. And the peonies are lovely.
Hugs, Rose

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this, must use my adornments like this and love the flowers

Nanny Jo said...

Lovely card, Sue! I'm glad to see it's not a Christmas card.....I only finished mine last night!! Maybe next year I will start earlier.......HAHA....the same cry every year!!
I hope everyone is getting geared up for the big day....Happy Christmas, all !! xxx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Gorgeous card, love the overall filigree look to the background and the way you've used the Dandelion Clocks dies...


Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Sue and the monochrome look


Tressa said...

A beautiful card. Love the use of the gloss black with the white - it gives a very crisp finish.


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely monochrome card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card again SUE. Black and White always a favourite. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous, elegant card Sue. Definitely worth it for someone who has done something special for you. Thank you.Xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue another really nice black and white card today, they really stand out and I do love the peony flowers which I have but I must buy the stamps that go with them which really adds the effect to them
Kathy B x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the lacy background.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card indeed. Have a great day. SueL x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Every day I log on,and you are here with a different card, its been 5 years now, and you still manage it!
Thank you for starting my day with such delights Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

gwen70 said...

Simply beautiful

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I love it.
Hope you are all ready for Christmas and manage to get some rest I in between preparing for your ne t lot of shows on Hochanda.
Have a lovely day
I'm off to do battle in the supermarket today, i do hate the crowds but has to be done today, we are babysitting our Grandchildren the next three days so no time for anything else. At least we get to see all of our Grandchildfen this week the two eldest live in Norfolk and will be here Christmas eve.
Maggie in Solihull

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love it all, love black and white so classy.
Have a good day.

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, thats a very striking card but its really gorgeous. Im going to have a cataract done on the 29th and hopefully then going to meet my two great grandsons on the 30th so really looking forward to that, not so much the op.
Anyway I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card .love Jean Z xx

hettygarlick said...

Another beautiful card! I love the black and white peonies. I have both that die and the stamp - must give it a try in black and white!

Anne said...

Love those flowers, Sue. A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Yet another beautiful card today , love the peony stamp, it makes a beautiful flower.
Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning, Back to normal today (smiley face) lovely card

Crafty hugs Pen x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue What a fabulous thank you card A very big thank you to you for the time you spend updating this blog &providing us with so much inspiration

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue What a fabulous thank you card A very big thank you to you for the time you spend updating this blog &providing us with so much inspiration

Unknown said...

Stunning card sue so beautiful the dies are brill thank you love always June Horrocks xxxx

Scottydog said...

Love the monochrome! Would just like to echo June's words & say thank you for everything you do. This blog should be at No 1 with all the effort you put into it. We are all very grateful to you for all your inspiration. Thank you Sue. Hope you manage a rest over Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue such an elegant card. It's a shame not more folk send thank you cards nowadays. Love from Jackie xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very striking and bold. xx

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Sue and I am in love the peonies, I just bought these and love them with the shaded stamp too, xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

utilitygirl said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. Love those peony stamps. Keep promising myself I wont buy any more stamps but they are very tempting.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. So much intricate and delicate lacy detail. The peonies are gorgeous.

shabbycraftcabin said...

Another monochrome beauty. Love it, Ivy xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love everything about it.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
A beautiful black and white card and the flowers are so good, I have the dies but not the stamps and will have to fix that very soon maybe a little Xmas present to myself,
I hope everyone is almost ready for the big day, I am starting very early in the morning at the supermarket then just a bit of cooking, almost there,
Muriel x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Black & white makes a statement card,beautiful.
Thank you & best wishes for Christmas
Karen M

Lorraine Freeman said...

Morning all,
Super card today Sue, I must remember to send thank you cards this year. It's a tradition that could do with reviving. I have loads of thank you cards left from when I demonstrated Stampin Up so I will use those but if I didn't have those then the die you used would be great.
Congratulations to the last of 2015's winners, enjoy your prizes.
I went to a Carol service last night and then we went up the pub and sang some more. Great fun and it meant I saw my best mate too.
Today I need to start the Christmas clean up, getting my daughter's belongings to her room will be a great help for a start.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Margaret-Anne said...

Another beautiful card. Cannot go wrong with the black and white theme however, its' the construction that makes it so appealing.

ursula said...

Such a striking card Sue, love the way you have used the corner pretty...those flowers in black and white are stunning...luv Ursula xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Just gorgeous would be so nice to receive a thankyou card as beautiful as this one.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

SueJ said...

Stunning card Sue.

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card and thank you for giving us more ideas for using the dies.xx

sandieann21 said...

I really must use some of my dies in a different way, this is lovely.

Sue MacFall said...

So pretty and black and white looks so elegant.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

sued99 said...

Such a pretty card. I love monochrome cards.

Lisbeth said...

What a lovely card, I particularly like the flowers, they are so pretty.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty/

Beverley W

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, if I received such a lovely card I would feel compelled to say thank-you for my thank-you! Instead I will say thank-you to you for all that you do for us both here on the blog and on the TV.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, I think classic black and white always looks good. Great dies especially the Petite Arched Adornments. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Unknown said...

GA Sue. Later than usual. Technology issues! Love the dies and the stamped flowers are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Stunning!!! Always so excited to see your next card. Jan D., Florida, USA

Vie carter said...

Great card and design


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and like others before me may I say a big thank you to you for all the joy you've given us on the best blog ever

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I'm happy to find your blog (via Pinterest). I've admired your dies for a long time & will start adding them to my growing collection. Your elegant card designs are all gorgeous, you are a talented lady! Thanks for the inspiration, Shirley, Canada

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card today.
Rosemary xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

Paula said...

Beautiful Sue, just beautiful! :)
Paula x

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What an amazing card today. Love the black and white look on cards as they are so elegant.

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Bejay said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
Hi Wilsonettes! What a beautiful card today, Sue. I really do love the b&w creations. I actually have the peony stamps and dies so it looks like I'm going to be able to play along even though I don't have the other dies...adapt, adapt, adapt :)
What a morning. I had to go to town to pick up some meds and would you believe that they only sent one lot through to the pharmacy! Of course, the ones they didn't send are the ones that run out on Saturday. I really can't face going down there again before Christmas so I may have to go a few days without them and go down before the new year. Of course I got soaked yet again...and the rain stopped when I got off the bus on the way home. It's still bitterly cold and blowing a gale though - nothing unusual for Truro lol. It was glorious yesterday with sunshine for most of the day If it hadn't been a Sunday I could have gone out and back and stayed dry for a change.
I think I'm as set for the weekend as I can be now and if I've forgotten anything then it's too bad. I'm on my own this Christmas for really the first time so I'm not exactly looking forward to it one little bit. At least I have my furry family with me so I won't be totally alone...they don't talk too much though lol.
Hugs and positive thoughts to all who need them.
Bejay x

terrie said...

Another great and elegant looking card....tfs
well done Sue

Jean said...

So elegant and formal!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs all round.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love monochrome!!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

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Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful stunning card & love the monochrome colours which look very striking, opulent & elegant.
Love every design element of this gorgeous card & need all the dies you have used to make this beautiful card.

Merry Christmas & Happy new year to you & your family.

lilian said...

Hi Sue stunning card just love those flowers, have the stamps and dies so may have a go at this one.
Looking forward to doing something other than Christmas
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

barbara macaskill said...

This is a beautiful card! Black and white is my favorite color combo!! TFS!

Eunice said...

Very lovely card Sue. Always so may ways to use dies in combination, I am leaning to do this so much more myself. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Black&white is also one of my favourite combos, thankyou, another lovely card today
Marlene O xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card to spoil us with today, thank or always giving us something so different

cheryl brown said...

Afternoon Sue,

My apologies for being absent this last week, have been so busy with family meals and outings etc. not to mention shopping and present buying. My poor card is battered but now having a few days respite. I now have some 'me time' so can play catch up with all your last weeks posts.

Today's card is simply sublime, I'm not good at doing monochrome cards so I very much admire yours. You have such a knack at getting it right, whereas mine look like a splodge.
I'd like to say a very big 'Thank you' for all your posts this year, they have inspired me to think 'outside the edge' in some of my creations.
Have a very Merry Christmas with your family.
Love & hugs to all those in need of one, just open your arms and they will jump right into them,
Cheryl xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Ending the year with a blast - stunning again

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card, must get hold of the stamp somewhere.
Huge Thank You to you for all you do for us every day.
Your work and cards are amazing and I'm very happy to
find your site. Celebrating Christmas on the 24th here
at home so have been busy shopping but now the fridge
and freezer are full to the brim. I wish you and your
family a Wonderful Christmas !

Bejay- call and ask the Chemist to deliver your meds.
you need, don't go without if they are important.
You live in a beautiful part of this island, have been
to Truro a couple of times. You are not alone over Christmas,
you have the whole Wilsonette's family around you x
To all who need some hugs I have plenty to go around,
and special ones to all who are ill, in hospital or at
home recuperating !

hugs Maria x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Haven't been on the blog for a few day's,playing catch up on my Christmas card.
Lovely inspiration on the blog so will be able to finish my cards now,had mental block untill I checked the blog so thank you.

Unknown said...


Sandy (tort)

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, love the peony stamps and dies think I shall have to treat myself for Christmas.xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card made with fabulous dies. Thank you for everything you have done for us this year.
Done the vast majority of my food shopping today and the supermarkets weren't as bad as I thought they'd be thankfully! Just got the house to sort out now. Fire being fixed tomorrow - yeah!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Stunning and beautiful as always, you avlways manage to make black and white cards look
so elegant which is something I can never seem to manage.
I love this one.

Wacki Macky said...

...and thank you too Sue for such an elegant card, the stamped flowers are great.

Phew! just finished and delivered my last Christmas cards today, I'm later than ever this year and I cut down on how many I made - which was till almost 100....still I can relax now and wrap the presents, got the last one today just in time for my friends to collect tomorrow, hope they like it.

Lots of love and festive craftiness everyone,

Pearl x

Jane Franklin said...

I love the black and white on this one with the beautiful peonies. Lacy and lovely.
Best wishes to all. Jxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, love the black and white and the peonies (mine have just finished flowering) look so different with the centre stamping. Beautiful
Di B. x

Theresa said...

love black and white. so elegant. never tire of this colour combo. i can't imagine how anybody would dislike it, hugs xx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Just simply lovely.
Lorna D

Lorraine Freeman said...

Me again, I received the card you made from Hochanda. It's absolutely beautiful, tv does not do it justice. I will be framing it and putting it u p for inspiration :)
Thank you so much xxx

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,

BIG THANKS to you - for bringing us this gorgeous card, Love it !

Love Brenda xxx

Lesley said...

Love this card especially the flowers. I do not usually go for black and this could just change my mind. Have not blogged for a couple of days as have been away visiting my grand children for Christmas.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue& Wilsonetts
Great card Sue I love the black & white combo on cards this is very elegant.
Love the dies used & the flowers are lovely.
Thank you Sue for all the hard work you have done in 2015 giving us beautiful cards every day & your videos
& Techniques you have shared,the dies you have created are all amazing so I send this card back to you Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sending Big Hug's for TRACY,melody & Francis MOLLY,TOB Theresa.xx
Wheely Bad & Billy Hug's & Cuddles coming your way.xx

Hug's for friends & everyone xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Another stunning card. Thank you for all your hard work.
love Maureen xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Good evening Sue,

More monochrome... I feel like I'm being spoilt :) I do love those little configurations, there's just so much that can be done!

Thank you Sue for the beautiful cards you post each day, so many ideas and it's lovely to just look and go "Oooooh!". Especially when I consider how much time you spend travelling, you tube, designing, your tv commitments too. You are very generous to share so much- where do you find the time? Thank you for letting this be a place where your followers can share and support each other. Hugs to you and Mom from Billy and myself xxx

Tracy, hope you're feeling ok, hugs xxx

Melody, sending hugs to you and all the family xxx

Nannieflash, very best wishes for the cataract op on the 29th xxx

Bejay, your first Christmas alone must feel pretty daunting. I did one or two when I was younger. On my first I decided to have pizza for Christmas dinner lol, (classy, that's me!) Sadly this is before you could buy decent fresh pizza from the supermarket - had to add my own touches to a frozen one! Make sure you spoil yourself too. I will try my best to pop by the blog for a virtual visit. I'm sure your furry friends will make sure you'll be ok, hugs xxx

Lynda, special hugs from Billy and I to you, Annie, Bambi and Freddy xxx

Laine, Beth, Yvonne, hope you and anyone else not able to visit us are all ok, hugs xxx

Soon as the cleaner left this afternoon Billy and I shut the curtains, popped on the lights and left the wind and rain outside. We were both asleep til Mr W got home! Will be his garden time very soon and we'll both be back to sleep. I've got to make a birthday card for my sister and one for my little niece tomorrow as well as wrap more presents (or at least Mr W's present- he can then help with the rest when he's off on Wednesday!). Luckily we see family in 3 batches over 5 days so we don't have to do them all at once.

That's me then, sending hugs and happiness to everyone. Plenty of extra hugs for anyone for any reason,

T x

Suzzette Yandle said...


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I'm very late! It's a busy time of year.
Another beautiful card today . I love the black and white .
Thank you - so much for all your hard work this year.
Love Myra xxx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the color scheme!! Very beautiful!!
Moxie Craftie

Unknown said...

Stunning card

Jackie Meechan said...

Very beautiful card love the colours used.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Sue! Thanks for allowing us to copy your work! Xx

julie laz said...

How lovely this is crafty hugs Julie xxx