Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi blogggers!  I thought I would pick a card for today's giveaway that isn't quite as girlie as usual.  I love flowers on my cards, but sometimes I think they are very pretty without them too.  This card feels that way to me.  I started by embossing a piece of milk card with the Bed of Roses folder to add texture to the background.  Next I cut four of the Petite Arched Adornment in milk card and glued them into the corners.  Although it is tone on tone, it still adds a nice detail.  For the focal element, I cut the outer part of the Lisbon die in mocha card.  I used milk card for the next section of the Lisbon die and cut it into a frame opening.  I glued the mocha Lisbon die to the top of it and added mounting foam to the back.  I cut the next die in the set in blush card using just the decorative piece with a centre die cut out to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment covering it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I removed the backing paper and coated it with Diamond Snow then layered up all the die pieces over it.  I added it to the centre of the card.  I added my usual mats and layers with milk, mocha and blush card to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x   8" in size.  If you would like to be entered into the drawing to win this card, just leave a comment and check back to see the winner's name on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x



nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. So beautiful.
Melody, missing your posts, thinking of you, hope all is well.
Warm thoughts for all our missing friends, especially Steph too.
Tracey, hope everything is going well for your treatment.
Hugs all round

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, as usual!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes I agree sometimes you don't need flowers on a card and this one is just right without them, you have the rose embossing folder as a back drop so don't need anymore. Lovely card I like it.

Looking forward to seeing your shows on Hochanda. John did really good yesterday.

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

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card for the giveaway Sue, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Very pretty card today.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
there really are no flowers needed today and maybe with a different embossing folder thus would be a good men's card too. Love the different colors
Muriel x

Nanna Tina said...

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, flowery cards are not for everyone.Looking forward to your shows.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. I dont think i have see one of your cards done with the mocha coloured card but i think its a lovely combination with the blush and milk colours together. I have these dies so i think i will have a little play once the house work is done lol.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

tracy w said...

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card with beautiful colours. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Nice card Sue. Sometimes flowers can make a card awkward for posting. Looking forward to your shows . Enjoyed Johns. JJxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love the colour combination, very classy. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Great card for the giveaway, Sue, unusual colours which really work together.
Laine - so sorry for your loss. Your uncle sounded quite a character.
Tracy - hope the chemo went well. Did laugh when you said you looked like your dad!!
cr@fty Heather - stuck with me, too, on the blog!
Regarding Steph, I'm not on Facebook so don't know for sure - it's only an assumption (not Gospel) from something she said about her Facebook friends. Whatever, do hope she's okay.

'P' in Wales

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card doesn't need flowers it's pretty without.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. Such unusual colours but work well together.

Maria Illsley said...

I stunning card Sue. I agree it doesn't need flowers xxxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card again. I think if I just used maybe navy and white I could use this for a man. I really do struggle with "man" cards. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the different textures in this one Sue.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue as usual. Love it.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx hazel

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I would love to give it a new home. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card which showcases the great detail in your dies.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What an intricate focal element. Very lovely.

rosiejt said...

I'd like to win any of your cards, to touch and see 'in person'.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-perfect as its not "fussy" which suits my style.


dmj from kettering said...


Doreen x

lilian said...

Beautiful card, very unusual colours, which look stunning.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card today. Great for anyone. Love is in the giving!
Anne M xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card for the giveaway

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card for today's giveaway Sue! Unusual colour combination but looks great. Debra x

Barbara Gosden said...

Lovely card Sue. I'm excited that you'll be on Hochanda on Friday.
B xx

Patricia Howarth said...

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

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today. I agree it's nice to have a card without flowers this card doesn't need them.
Have a lovely day

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,and no not every card needs a flower on it.

Scottydog said...

No you're right Sue thi doesn't need the flowers, makes a change & could probably be used for a mans card (although it is very pretty!) thank you Sue.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, love it.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters

Aw this is so pretty. Will need to get some milk card to try. Looking forward to ur shows at weekend too.

Bejay. Sorry for ur loss at this sad time.

Laine same for u pet on losing ur uncle.

Ladies chemo ran late yesterday. Was in hospital from 10am to see consultant then up to ward at half 12 for chemo which was mobbed then I think they forgot I was there. 6pm before I got out as my blood pressure was too high!! No wonder being in there all that time. I'm normally out by half two lol

Anne said...

I agree, Sue, a card doesn't always need flowers to be pretty. This is a lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is a lovely card, and that embossing folders is my favourite. As you know I love flowers and ribbon on my cards but as you say it doesn't need it. Love the colour combo. Watched John yesterday, he is full of wonderful tips and a very nice guy as well. You have a really good team now.

Love Rosemarie x x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You're right, this is pretty enough without any flowers, love the mocha, blush and milk colour scheme, makes the Lisbon focal frame really pop...


carol quinn said...

Stunning card sue


HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, sometimes it's nice to see the symmetry of the design without the floral element and the colours are lovely.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue different mix of colours but they all blend together so well.x

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue, looking forward to your shows on TV end of the week. Many thanks for your card instructions today. I have learnt something today. Use the sticky back over a sentiment and then use glitter over. Lovely will give that a try.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Jane Franklin said...

Very pretty card with the colours. I like the focal element, it has that bit if bling. So looking forward to Friday. Best wishes to all luv jxxx

sandy acland said...

This one certainly has a more masculine look, and is a lovely card.

Sandy (tort)

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card. The colour scheme sounds great but I don't think the photos do it justice.


Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours.Could be for a man but I think it is really for a woman, not too girly but feminine. Thank you. Xx

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, looking forward to seeing you at the weekend

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue
Take Care
Elaine H X

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card, the design of it is so pretty to, love all the diecut layers. hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really love this card with the soft colour scheme you have used. It does not need any flowers as you say as it is so pretty as it is.
I am looking forward to seeing you on our screens tomorrow.
Lesley S x

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, I have the Lisbon die and use it a lot, and I have just bought some diamond snow which I haven't used YET!! xx

June Horrocks said...

This card is beautiful sue your right some cards don't need flowers I love it x
Enjoyed the shows on hochanda yesterday xxxxxxx

Paula said...

I think that card is still girly, flowers or no flowers! :) It's beautiful, just the embossing folder alone makes sure of that. Love it.
Paula x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I do like flowers on cards but then I do like pearls, so I think its beautiful.
SueL x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
It's lovely to see a different style today and this one is a stunner. How could we not like it Sue - it's got that bed of roses embossing folder in the background. You little tinker, bet you thought you would slip that one in and we wouldn't notice ! - we know how much you love it.
Take care
Love Diane G xxxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes,
This is a lovely card today Sue and i do love that blush card that you have used as it is so soft and subtle looking and bounces off the mocha really nicely. Well i have the bed of roses embossing folder but that is it so i think that it would definitely be a cobble together of whatever dies i have to come up with anything near this today Sue. Thank you for all the beautiful projects that you bring our way as it does give such a buzz of inspiration as to what we can do just when we think our mojo has left the building, county, country and world. Mines has been working over time making christmas cards for to send out for me this time this past weekend and was i brainy enough to make them all the is the short answer. Sometimes i think a 2 watt bulb is brighter than i can be eejit that i am. Not very good at the copy cat stuff as it gets boring(my story and i'm sticking to it). I have been busy knitting jumpers for christmas presents as well so 2 down, 2 to go and matching hats and off course all the jumpers have to be identical, don't they and they are taking forever to make because i am losing the will to live with them at the moment. So please excuse the fleeting visit but i need to get started once more and i have my little elf coming to stay with his granny while his mummy goes to the dentist to get her tooth fixed. Peace perfect peace as his Grumpy is at his work so granny here can get cuddles without losing him every other minute to is old Grumpy. I wish his Grumpy thought as much of his own son as he does of his grandson, anyway we will by pass that. Have a good day everyone that can and those that can't please take it slowly and steadily. I wish all our friends that have been hit with this nasty storm the other night get some resemblence of order back into their lives as soon as they possibly can so come on insurers you take enough money of us to protect us against such misfortune throughout the years, pay up now and fast when people need you the most. Sendign hugs to all my Wilsonettes that could do with them,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

iReneM said...

Gorgeous card, Sue


Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Sooooo gorgeous. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, quite simple but stunning card today.
Sometimes too many flowers and bows can make a card expensive to post.
Thank you for this little gem.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

A classic Sue card today withheld a great mix of colours. Fabulous
Laine, condolences you you and your Mum on your loss xxx
So sorry you had to wait all that time yesterday Tracy.
Sending love n hugs and wishing good things to all

SueJ said...

Just back from my week away and such a lovely card to be greeted by.
Have had a quick look at the cards I missed and they are all lovely.
Will catch up on the videos later.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today - love it! Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Barbara W said...

Good morning Sue

What a beautiful card today. Love the fact that it is simple and not floral as sometimes flowers are not needed.

Think this would be an excellent anniversary card...............and that is the next one I have to craft!

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Lisbeth said...

Lovely card, Sue. I agree that sometimes adding lots of flowers and other embellishments detracts from the beauty of the effects of the die. This card demonstrates it perfectly.


Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, you are right that it is nice to sometimes have cards without flowers or other embellishment, however I do like my flowers and butterflies on cards

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very intricate, delicate and detailed.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely colour combination and very pretty card. No flowers needed!

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a wonderful card again... very delicate and as you wrote beautiful without flowers.
Rolf xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Another beautiful card I like the blush colour

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I love the combination of colours .You are right it doesn't need flowers. Looking forward to Friday & Saturday's shows. Tracy so sorry you had a bad day sending you a big hug xx Gloria (sidcup) xx

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely card as always! Love, Ivy xx

weefortune said...

Lovely card Sue, good luck to all Elaine x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, lively card, and quite rightly no flowers needed. I do like the subtle shades of card stock, which all make a lovely card. X Ros

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful just as it is She.I love its simple elegance

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely card which shows up lots of detail and I love the colour tone. Looks good without a flower but I couldn't resist adding one if I made it!!! Best wishes

donna sherman said...

Beautiful card, Sue! I love your dies and all your different techniques using them! This is a beautiful design!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Stunning card today with some great ideas.
Maureen xxx

Barbara (C) said...

A beautiful card which works so well without flowers or other embellishments
ents. Love the sentiment as the focal point.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

I love flowers on my cards, too. Great card today...always inspiring. Jan D., Florida, USA

karenlotty said...

I love it Defintely doesn't need flowers

Debi E said...

You make such beautiful cards but what about inserts?

michael thomas jeffries said...

Beautiful card. So uplifting. You always give me inspiration

Maxine T said...

Nice Card, I look forward each day to get my inspiration. Maxine T

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card,me and could be adapted for a more masculine card too. Thanks for your continued inspiration Sue x

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and use of dies as usual. Just shows that every card does not need flowers to be brilliant.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, I really like the less elaborate Cards personally. I love the use of the Petite Arched Adornment dies in the corners and the colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

NancyR said...

Sue, I love this. Since most of my cards get sent through the US mail, the flatter ones really appeal to me and this one fits the bill. Looking forward to getting some more of your dies in the new year!

Thanks for all you do for us stampers.

DeeDee7770 said...

Good morning Sue. I love the colour combination you used for today's card. Lots and lots of layered detail. An absolutely beautiful card which I have the perfect spot for on my mantle. Have a terrific day!

terrie said...

Such a lovely card even without the turned out very nice
Thanks Sue

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, the shapes colours and composition is fab.

Thank you,

Pearl x

barbara macaskill said...

Such a beautiful card!! Somebody is going to be so pleased to win it!! :-)

Jean said...

Another gorgeous card!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Just beautiful, it's going to be a very lucky and happy person who wins this.
I love your combination of dies.
Hugs, Rose

ursula said...

A most beautiful card, love how you have built up the centre with the sentiment below, also the glitter on it too just finishes it.....luv Ursula xx

Carol Worwood said...

A beautiful card love the way it draws your eyes to the centre words. Wonderful....xx Carol

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the design and the colours used and I could offer it a very good home! Looking forward to your shows this weekend

Norah have a lovely time with your grandson and hope you get all the knitting done!

Caring hugs to all who are not so well or have suffered a bereavement

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Barbara said...

Fabulous card Sue, would definitely love to win it!
Not long now to we have you back on our screens with lots of goodies!!!

lorna said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card
Lorna D

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


Brooke Bont said...

A beautiful and somewhat simple card just love it.

lindagrady said...

Love the look of this card with the pretty embossed background. Simple, but, elegant.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. I like the colour combination. Seems some mocha card may have to get on to the shopping list.

Now to catch up on the last 12 days of blogs that I have missed. I know I have a treat in store!


Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Gorgeous card as always, my to do list just keeps getting long, lol.

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Gorgeous card as always, my to do list just keeps getting long, lol.

Hugs pat xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and it's nice to have one that is unadorned for a change. The dies really do the work but it needs your genius to put them all together.

Beejay and Laine - my condolences to both of you on the loss of your uncles, never easy if they have been as big a part of your life as mine were.

Tracy - sorry you had such a bad time yesterday, hope today has been better.


Karen Drew said...

Lovely card
karen xx

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue.

liz spooner said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, the more I see the bed of roses the more I like it.xx

magpie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and like you say, sometimes a card doesn't need flowers. There's enough there with the gorgeous roses EF xx Good luck everybody! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too. Tracy, these days do happen, keep strong shug! xx Beejay, Laine, Norah (good job you've got the patience xx ), Melody, Molly, Francis xx Love Karen xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I agree.......This card is so beautiful it doesn't need any other embellishments!!!!

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card Sue. Adding any flowers would be just too much. Love all the different textures you used. Thanks so much for sharing.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, beautiful.
Di B. x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
Lovely card today very elegant I love love love it.
Thank you for the chance of winning it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy sorry you had such a long day at the hospital yesterday. I hope you had a fairly good day today.
Is your friend still in hospital hope she is ok too.
Sending you Special Hug's love Lynda xx

Carol hope your doing ok stay strong my friend thinking of you. Hug's xxx

Hug's for friends & everyone xx

Melody & Francis sending big Hugs xx Hug's for MOLLY

nannapat said...

Oooh! so beautiful. I love the embossing and those dies are stunning. Can't wait to see you on TV again. Pat x

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, it might not be girly in your eyes, but it is deliciously feminine in mine. I love it, mind you you can't go wrong if you include that bed of roses embossing folder in your designs. Safe journey home.

Bejay and Lorraine, so sorry to hear your sad news, somehow worse at this time of year.
Tracy, you are doing brilliantly, we are all cheering you on.
Lorraine, as to you inducing incontinence, I rather feel that if we were to meet I might suffer the same predicament, you make me laugh girl.
So sorry you are having a rough time though, despite your pain you are always so up beat, you are a special kind of lady, so I am sending you special hugs.
Carole, glad you enjoyed your birthday despite it all, am thinking of you.

Love and hugs for all

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
stunning card even without flowers.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
lovely card, and dies together. Great to see you back
on the box soon, way to long in between.

Lorraine- so sorry to hear your uncle passed, sending
you and your mum hugs x
Yvonne- what have you done ? Must go back and see....
Take care x
Tracy- ouch that you had to wait such a long time. Your
dad must be a very handsome man, you take care x
Sending hugs to all who need one and hope they help a
little even if they are cyber ones but know I'm thinking
of you all. Molly hope you are ok and comes back to us

to all Wilsonettes and friends,
hugs Maria x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Todays card is really beautiful, love the dies you have used. I really must talk nicely to Father Christmas!

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thanks for sharing with us.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, anyone would be pleased to receive such a beauty.

Laine so sorry for your loss, hope your ok.
Tracy I hope your ok after your hospital visit.

Linda xx

jazy1m said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

jazy1m said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

Eunice said...

Wonderful card, anyone would love to receive this amazing creation!

Sassy said...

Another very lovely card. The layers add so much dimension and while I adore flowers, this card is beautiful without them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.
Sandra Smith

Helen Bell said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful card yet again. You should be so very proud of designing the dies and then creating wonderful cards with them. I have been to two Ally Pally shows now and can honestly say that you are a genuinely lovely person too, who really enjoys interacting with your many, many fans and sharing all your techniques. You are very much loved and appreciated. Like many others, I am so looking forward to seeing you on our screens again very soon.

Love Helen xx

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card! The color combination is gorgeous. This card would be a great birthday present for me as today is my birthday. Your creations never cease to amaze me. Thank you for the turning on all the creative juices in all of us.

Txcowgirl said...

Sue your new dies just keep getting more amazing with each one. I am really loving this latest release. I wonder if it's ok to ask a request? I would be surprised if Sue is able to read all the comments completely, she's such a busy lady. However if you do happen to see this, I have a request for a set of crosses, intricate ones which maybe can be stackable. No one else could do them justice like you Sue. Just a suggestion!

Sadly we have an update on our SIL Greg, the latest scan revealed the chemo hasn't been working at all. The doctor's back up plan was a new chemo drug, but it's rather experimental, and so his insurance will not pay for it. Each treatment would be in excess of $20,000 each, impossible for someone with 5 children to feed and clothe. They think now he will go to MDAnderson in Houston to get further evaluation. Thankfully it is one of the leading cancer centers in the world. While it is an 11 hour drive for them, the good news is my sister lives very close to the hospital, so he will have a place to stay. Often times lodging adds so much to the expense. So please keep him in your prayers for better news ahead.

Tracy and Carol, continuing to pray for you both. I know I've missed others, seems there are so many needs, but peace and health to you all.

memorial garden benches said...

That's absolutely gorgeous! Great card for the giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, you have chosen a really stunning card for this weeks giveaway, lovely and filigree with the dies. Take care. Bx

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue a real show stopper!!!!!
sharon :)

Myra said...

Sorry Sue,
Was unwell so couldn't look yesterday! I realise I'm far too late but just wanted to say how much I like the card!
I really love the dies you have used but for me the combination of colours it was makes it a favourite for me! Thanks so much!
Love Myra xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, such a beautiful card, I Love It !!
Pretty soft colours & love all the Lisbon dies as they are so lacey & delicate & look amazing.
Beautiful stunning creation as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, pretty colours.