Monday, 7 December 2015

Wonderful Day

Hi bloggers!  Again with my inner grunge! This time I think it could actually be used as a Christmas card with a simple change of sentiment.  I started with milk card and used the Toscana Stamp to die for and inked it with a Clear Perfect Medium pad and stamped it randomly all over the background.  I used a Snow Cap white pigment ink pad and rubbed it around the background and then inked the edges with an Antique linen ink pad.  Finally, I cut the background into five thin strips and distressed all the edges with my scissors.  I mounted them onto another piece of milk card, which I also distressed.  I glued a piece of cheesecloth across the centre diagonally and added three small black dazzlers in the upper corner.  Using the Perfect Peony die, I cut several sizes in red card.  I spritzed them with water and scrunched them up. I opened them back up and allowed them to dry and created two distressed flowers, using the Dandelion clocks for the centres with pearls.  I mounted them on the side of the card then added accents cut from the Dandelion Clocks and the Maidenhair fern.  I used decorative script paper for the fern cuts.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Noble design centre and matted it in black.  The card was completed with a pierced milk mat, a thin red and black mat and another milk mat.  All mats had been distressed slightly as well.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue beautiful.
Carole, I'm so sorry for your pain, you don't deserve that. Happy Burthday, hope you make it a good day. Share with us anytime, you are one of us.
Melody, hugs to you all, hope you are okay X
Hugs to everyone

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love your grunge look.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I don't usually go for this type of card but. this one is lovely.
Thank you so much.
Take care all Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I find grunge hard to do but I do try for some male cards, the post office share values could increase after I've taken my cards for posting ha ha
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Just love this,especially all the elements which make up the floral part. (And I have the dies)

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue. Don't do grunge as I never seem to get it right .JJxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the grunge look today especially the way you have made your flowers look so different.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a beautiful card ! I have tried to make this style of grunge card but never have a result like this. The flowers are such a perfect focal point too. Tempted to try again
Muriel x

tracy w said...

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

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue, I think this card is fantastic, love everything about it , the background , the cheesecloth and the flowers and spray , all beautiful,

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today. Hope everyone is safe and well especially up 'North' with the terrible flooding.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, yes this could be used for a variety of occasions. I just love your grunge work. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

gorgeous card Love it simply stunning

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card, love the grunge.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue
I Truly Love This Truly Tremendous Rich Opulent
Card, As You Mentioned It Could Be Used As A Christmas Card
Which I Personally Would Use This Remarkable Card For!
I Love Every Die You've Used And Every Technique.
Fantastic Colours, Great Flowers.
I'm Aware I've Mentioned Before But I'd Just Like To Say
I've Been Using Most Of Your Christmas Dies And I'm
Truly Thrilled With Them They Cut So Really Well I Purchased The
Trees After Thinking Do I Really Need Them And I Decided I Did
They Are Beautiful And So Detailed For Christmas I've Cut
Them Out In White, But For Future They Could Be Used By Cutting
In Green.
I Can't Thank You Enough For All Your Tremendous Ideas And
Tremendous Dies I Only Use Yours!!!!
Warmest Fond Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW I actually thought it was a vintage christmas card. This is a beautiful card. I love your grundge look. All the elements on this card are wonderful. The flowers just make everything stand out.
Take care everyone. Hope the winds and rain have finally gone as we had a quite night last night.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
Love your inner grunge! It makes a change sometimes to do something a bit different. Love the flowers. You wouldn't thikn it was peonys! Love it.
Anne M xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wow, beautiful card, but so different from what you usually make!
First I thought this was a christmas card until I read the sentiment ;))
Great flowers and background!

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card I do like the grunge look it makes a change and I agree you could make it Christmassy
Kathy B

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Grunge isn't my "thing" usually but you could change my mind with cards like this. At first glance I thought it was a Christmas card, then looked closer at the sentiment. Must find my wish list and add the peony dies as I absolutely love how you've made these flowers.
Carole, I'm sorry that you're having to go through this horrendous time, you have all our support and we are here to listen whenever you need us. I hope that you have a lovely birthday today despite the circumstances.
Tracy, I hope things went well yesterday and continue today. Sending hugs to all and special prayers to those in pain. Sue XXX

Karen Derbyshire said...

Yet another masterpiece Sue, beautiful!

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue, grunge isn’t the sort of card that I would make myself but for those who love this style it would be the perfect card & it is lovely that you diversify, as always, your amazing designs to suit all tastes but I have fallen in love with the flowers though & would certainly give them a go once my mojo comes back. Thank you Sue for all your hard work & inspiration x x x

Okay my friends, I can imagine that you are so surprised on my return that many of you, hypothetically fell off your chair, well if you have picked yourself up then I shall get back to the nitty gritty of my absence, just after my birthday I lost 2 of my teeth; yes you read it right, 2 of my front teeth. It all started with a drunk (not my Mr B he has been my rock), who had decided that my mouth/face was the perfect target to vent his anger out on when I couldn’t give him what he was asking for. As a result my front 2 teeth that were bridged (tooth was barbed) & fixed together were knocked loose, painfuuul. Couldn’t get in to emergency dentist until the day after on the Sunday & even Steve said he was brutal with the extraction. Many years ago a dentist had ended up putting me into hospital because of his neglect & incompetence & it had taken my present dentist years to get my confidence to the point of keeping my appointments with him. Well the emergency dentist has set me back because I was in tears & shaking with an inner earthquake & I even had to literally beg for tissues, my dentist was not pleased with how I was treated. This guy didn’t even x-ray after the extractions to check all had been removed & there was a lot more blood, sprayed everywhere, than there should have been.

Well tomorrow 8th I have to have surgery done at the dentist to remove a lot of tooth debris still in the gum, my dentist has to cut through & stitch back up & I’m absolutely petrified as it is looming upon me pretty fast. He’s had to wait a while because it hadn’t healed, even now I have red raw gums, consistent bleeding & it is very painful to eat & to say the least I miss my hot, instead of cold, fruit teas, especially in this weather. If I had my way it would stay in there so I wouldn’t have to go through the injections & procedure but apparently I’m at high risk of infection if it’s left so I really have no choice. Still at least I get to ask Santa for 2 front teeth.

I had virtually become a hermit, only venturing out when absolutely necessary as it brought back the feelings of when I was knifed & robbed in broad daylight in town where I used to live on 5th Sept 2001 I still bear the physical scars down my arm. Work would not let me come back for a while, been back 2 weeks, so I used my time to cook Mr B’s & dad-in-laws meals for the freezer & to go through all my craft papers, stamps etc & what I didn’t think I would use or couldn’t cut out I donated to my school for the children & there was a lot.

Well that’s the end of that saga, there is more to it but I’m not ready to say too much but I sincerely appreciate your listening though zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Lol only kidding of course x I’m sorry my friends I haven’t been reading the blog & I haven’t been able to find the words to comment for 6 weeks, feels like 6 years, but I did reach a point where I felt like commenting but then I noticed that Sue had just begun her new launch, well I didn’t think it would be fair to comment to win a die as I had been absent, so decided to refrain...congratulations to all the winners of the dies giveaway & the card & comments prizes sincerely hope that you enjoy.

I would like to say hi to my special friends but also to all lovely Wilsonettes, & to those who are really in need of a hug or two I send heartfelt love & hugs to you. Take care Sue & to all our friends. Thinking of you always Love & best from Beth B x x x x x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love grunge! Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Maria Illsley said...

A great card Sue I don't usually like this look but this card has changed my mind xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Grunge is not my first choice of Technique although I use it now and again.
Love what you have done, just a little, not too much ... perfect.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue todays card is fantastic, I love the grunge look, and am definitely going to have a go replicating this one with the dies I have. Have a good Monday everyone. Bx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Certainly a different genre from your usual offering, but I like it.


Clare W said...

GM Sue. What a card! Love it. Especially the cheesecloth. So textural.

Sylvia Yates said...

Lovely card Sue. Particularly like the flowers. I seem to have difficulty making decent flowers, yet I use them all the time. They just don't turn looking like yours. Ah well, will keep on trying!! Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love the flowers they are gorgeous. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, not a style I'd make but I can appreciate all the work & detail on it.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I find 'grunge' very difficult to create but this card is gorgeous, particularly the wonderful floral feature, I will have to have a go myself! Thank you for the great inspiration.x

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card

Debra Kenworthy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE this card. It is just my cup of tea so I'll take a lot of your ideas on board from this card.

To BETH B. I read your post and I'm appalled at what you've been through. I know I don't know you but I'm truly sorry that you've had such an awful time. It's great that you're back commenting and I send you the very biggest hug. Debra x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love it the whole thing is gorgeous. Love grunge and it suits this card so much. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love it the whole thing is gorgeous. Love grunge and it suits this card so much. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

Really fab-u-lous card today, Sue, love it all and it's such elegant distressing! Scrumpled flowers just perfect - am 'saving' it for inspiration to do on another rainy day (not this one!)
Tracy, hoping things went well re tests, & for your pal Alice too.
Carole - hope you have as good a birthday as possible, so sorry for what's happened. Try to get back in to crafting, many of us have found that it's a such a great therapy, a wee bit of escapism.
Beth B - wondered where you were and well, what a terrible time, be strong and get that dental work done.
Hugs to all, especially Melody and Francis.

'P' in Wales

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I normally don't. Like grungy cards but this card is an exception. It's lovely.
I'm back to looking after my youngest grandchildren today am hoping it goes better than last week, every time one cried the other one cried. Have got a 19 month old teething and a 5 month old teething too. It was quite a stressful day. Hoping for two happy children today. Only have the youngest one tomorrow.
Have a lovely day

Nanny Jo said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!I love it, Sue! Jo x

Crafting Queen said...

Love the flowers in this card!

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the red flowers, at first glance glance thought they were fabric.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

IVY Cheong said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!!!! Wow it hits me as soon as I saw it, it's stunning, I want it hehe :-) love, Ivy xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love your 'inner' grunge when I first saw today's card I thought it was a Christmas one. Your flowers are gorgeous the scrumpled look looks fantastic.
Tracy hope things went well with tests and your friend has improved also, sending love and hugs to you both.
Carol I have just gone through the same as you and just had my birthday, at the time I thought there was no way out but I PROMISE you that it will get better, sending love and hugs.
Beth B it's sounds as if you've had a very tough time so sending you love and hugs.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I think this is a great card just love it. Love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I really love your grungy card, and it immediately looked like a Christmas card to me. Love the colours and the flower looks brilliant. Your distressed edges look great but if I try this technique it never looks good, but having seen it on your card I am willing to give it another go! Best wishes,

Scottydog said...

Well I didn't think I was looking at a sue wilson card today, but I Just love it. Like a lot of the others I don't do grunge as it never turns out right. Will have to have another go. Thank you Sue.
Happy birthday Carole. Sorry to hear of your bad experience Beth, good to have you back. Thinking of you Tracy, melody & Francis.

hollyberry said...

Love the inner grunge! Gorgeous card as ever.

carol edwards said...

Well Sue I like your grunge a lot and it would be perfect for a christmas card too. X

dmj from kettering said...

Now I do like that card a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Love the splash of colour from the flowers.

Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, absolutely adore this card. As you say could easily be a Christmas card. The flowers are amazing.

Love Rosemarie x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Don't normally like grunge, but this is lovely. Would make a fabulous Christmas card obviously with appropriate sentiment!
Beth, have missed you and am appalled at what you've had to put up with. I too am terrified of the dentist but now have a lovely one and I think the one you had to go to must have been a butcher! I hope you will soon have your poor mouth sorted out. Sending super big special hugs to you xxx
Carol you have had an awful time too but I'm sure you will come through it a stronger person. Hope you have a fabulous birthday - big hugs to you xx
Melody, Francis and Tracy, daily hugs and thoughts to you. Hope yesterday went well Tracy xxxx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
I really love the look that you have achieved with this card, especially the flowers and as I have these two sets I'll be having a go at something similar.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love your 'inner grunge', this card really appeals to me, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely gorgeous! it, love it, love it...


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
I'm loving ur inner grunge it's right up my street. I get all excited when u do these ones. Stunning!!!

Well ladies I'm getting ready for today's hospital visit as got bloods done yesterday.
Won't know till I get there if all is well with them.
Had to ask nurse to use the smallest needle as my veins seem to dislike the bigger ones and don't give out the blood otherwise it's quite funny but annoying lol.

Carole. Enjoy ur birthday if u can. It'll be difficult I know but it'll get easier.

Txt cowgirl Yeah I've seen the books but I've yet to find one with pictures I like in them. As I thought I want one with loads of nice pictures as they are expensive.

Wheely. Hope ur brothers alright. I'm sure he will be tho. It's been bad here in Ayrshire but mainly just wind and rain with a bit of flooding. No loss of power thank goodness.

Lynda. Thanks for all ur lovely thoughts xx

Love to all and hugs too if required

Cdteach said...

This card also appeals to my 'inner grunge' and I think it's stunning. I think it would also work as a ruby wedding anniversary card too with a suitable sentiment.


Chris Curry said...

Great card and yes, it could definitely be a Christmas card. Thank you Sue.Xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I so love the Grunge look of your card ,beautiful flowers , distressed edges and layers
just magic !.
Elaine H X

sandy acland said...

This card is so stunning, it has a really festive feel. But could equally be sent as any sort of card.

Sandy (tort)

iReneM said...

Gorgeous.gorgeous card.

The grungy look is so my style


Sandie Braithwaite said...

A different look but a very nice one. Would like to think I could reproduce it, but. ....

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Don't do grunge myself, the results are always awful. I think your card is lovely just enough grunge, and yes I can see as a Christmas card.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is gorgeous I will have to have a go . love Jean Z xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow, your inner grunge has excelled itself today. This card is so beautiful.
I love everything about it. More like this please. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I absolutely love these, fabulous grunge card

June Horrocks said...

Love your grunge sue the card is so lovely thank you
Love always June xxxxxxx

Anne said...

Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

Anne (Northampton)

Jane Franklin said...

I find this card amazing and as others not a grunge fan normally but boy does this one change that! The scrunched flowers look so lovely and add extra to the look. Wonderful Sue thank you.
Sending best wishes to you Beth b and hope you will be OK soon.
Good luck Tracy on your hospital visit and to all those who need some TLC its yours.
Best wishes to all jxxx

hazel young said...

Wow Sue stunning card love it would suit lots of occasions if you change sentiment x xhazel

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

I love, love, love this card. Thanks again Sue.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Don't normally like grunge but I think this is lovely.xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, oh WOW that is truly stunning, I love the flowers and the choice of colours, its so beautiful. hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your card today is gorgeous and it really appeals to me as have other similar cards you have done in this style. The colours are beautiful and warm. With a different sentiment it would make a lovely Christmas card.
Lesley S x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! So different!!
Lorna D

Anne Crawford said...

Grunge is not really my thing ,but I love this card ! I would say it's more"Shabby Chic",the cheesecloth somehow softens it all and I love the perfect peony flowers, the red looks amazing next to the neutral colours.
Beth B , what a horrendous time you have had, I hope your treatment with your own dentist goes smoothly and without pain, I really feel for you xo.
Anne xo

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I am loving your inner grunge I just adore this card so much the colours are so well matched .
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah n xxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow, great card, I love it :-) Have a nice day. Hugs to all xxx

hettygarlick said...

You're right Sue. At first glance I thought it was a Christmas card. I've never had a try at anything "grungy" but you're very good at it! Lovely card.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I thought the background was an E/Folder at first, then read properly to see it was canvas!
Love the Peonies, they look like Poinsettias when you used Red!
Love todays card Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow what a gorgeous card so different I love it

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow what a gorgeous card so different I love it

Jayne S said...

I love your inner grunge, you should bring it out more. Fabulous card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I do like your elegant grunge style!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card...
The flower bouquet looks amazing.
Rolf xxx

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, grunge is not top of my list bit I really like this card,
The cheesecloth softens the whole appearance of the card.
Thank you for sharing.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning

Robin said...

Different and lovely.

Paula said...

I have never been into grunge.... until today! I think this is a lovely card and the peonies look as though they are made from fabric to me. (But that could be the new glasses!!) I can't get over me liking a grunge card, maybe I should get new glasses more often!! :)
Paula x

my craft cupboard said...

Ohhhhhhhhh Wooooooooooooow I love this card Sue, I MUST buy the Perfect Peony die.
They are stunning!!!!!!
sharon :)

Kate's Cards said...

Pretty grunge? I love it xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & friends
I also have never been a Grunge person but this card is changing mind it's just stunning Sue. your flowers are beautiful & your background is Gorgeous.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy I hope all goes well at hospital today your in my thoughts Big Hug's lovely lady please give your friend a Hug too. XXX

Beth so good to see you commenting today. My goodness you have been in the wars my friend. I hope you get sorted at the dentist with not to much stress & pain take care. Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Carol I wish you a very happy birthday it will be hard for you in the horrible circumstance's but try & enjoy your day. We are all here for you my friend you will come out of this a stronger person. Love & HUG'S Lynda xx

WeelyBad & TOB Theresa sending you both BIG HUG'S xx

Melody & Francis you in my thoughts always sending Hug's. Molly Hug's for you too.xx

Big Hug's for all friends & Hug's for everyone in pain or just needs one.XXXX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I don't normally 'do' grunge because my efforts always look a mess but I love this card, it is gorgeous and could indeed be a Christmas card for someone I know. Note to self - must try harder!

Beth - good to have you back but I am so sorry to hear of your treatment at the hands of the emergency dentist. Hopefully your own dentist can help you have your treatment relatively pain free.

Carole - Happy Birthday, stand strong and enjoy your day.

Tracy - hoping all goes well for you today, fingers crossed.

Has anyone heard from Lancashire Steph? She seems to have been AWOL for ages, hope she is ok.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I am not a fan of grunge but you make it look elegant. Eye catching red peony flowers are beautiful.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning card today, the sort of card I like to make and receive. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
I LOVE IT!!! You should release your inner grunge more often :). The colours are fantastic and the flowers are divine. I love the use of the dandelion clock die cuts behind the wonderful flowers. This is a card I would be proud to produce, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations.
It's now week three with no sister has topped phoning me to try and help me get better lol. The only way I can get the dog's attention is to pop some bubble wrap but I try not to do that too much as it scares her. Fingers crossed I can make myself understood on Friday as I have to go into town to post all my Christmas cards and parcels. I may have to take a notepad with me LOL.
Hugs to everyone.
Bejay x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Very different than what I usually attempt but may try something like this very different

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
stunner of a card, love the Sue Wilson type of grunge as it still has heaps of elegance. Just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is a very elegant Grunge and would make a fabulous Christmas card, love the dandelion clocks

Tracy hope you got the picc line in
Carole, happy birthday, you will get through this

Hugs and best wishes everyone

KarinsArtScrap said...

very elegan and stunning card Sue
Gr Karin

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card today, The flowers are really gorgeous.
I love the way you have created the background and the colours you have used

Hope you're having a good day, love Brenda xxx

ursula said...

Oh so pretty....luv Ursula xx

Arwen Perry said...

I really like this card - something a little bit different and very lovely!

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Quite a change from your usual and, yes, I like it very much. I think the colours have been chosen well. It looks like a fun card to try.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this look and the colors you used. I have not been successful at mastering the antique/grunge look...just can't seem to get it right. I really love this card. I definitely could be used for a Christmas card especially if you used your poinsettia dies. I still have a couple of cards to make, so maybe I'll give this look another try. If at first you don't succeed.....LOL Have a great day. Jan D., Florida, USA

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

What a stunning Card. As a generalisation I'm not a huge fan of distressing but I think you have the balance just right, not to distressed. Your floral element is wonderful, truly lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Nana on the Hill said...

Oh Sue!l just love this card, it's just the sort l would love to receive. I might just have to copy it and send it to myself, a 'Because I'm worth it' card. :-)

Lindsay Martin said...

Sue, the first thing I thought of when I looked at today's lovely card was that it would make a great Christmas card, then I read what you had written! Very pretty for a winter birthday too x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I adore this love to make some of these!!! I too thought Christmas straight away....probably just because it's that time of the year!!!! Truly beautiful card....amazing...!!!

Meg said...

Oh Sue what a beautiful card. Pity it's not a Wednesday draw card so that someone might win it.
Just recovering from battering gales and torrential rain and now getting ready to cope with more tonight and tomorrow. Sending loving hugs to all crafters in Kendal and the rest of the Lake District.


Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous card, not really a lover of Grunge, but you have converted me with this one. I think it would make a lovely Christmas card, a bit different to the usual but lovely just the same.

barbara macaskill said...

This is so different than yopu usually do but it is still stunning!! I agree that it could be a Christmas card! LOVELOVELOVE!! TFS!

utilitygirl said...

Really lovely card Sue, very different. Don't know where you get all your ideas from!!

terrie said...

Beautiful card...this card turned out fantastic.....well done Sue

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, you do an elegant grunge card. Lots of stamping, distressing and layers on this card and beautiful red flowers. You have inspired me to try my hand at a grunge card. I will have to find some cheese cloth first! Thank you for sharing.

Pearl said...

Beautiful and colourful card today thank you,

Pearl x

Maggie said...

Fabulous grunge card Sue this style is close to my crafty heart so I love love LOVE it ! Please share more of this style as you do it so well.

MaggieH 🙂

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I absolutely totally love this card and can't wait to try it myself!


June x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Love this card!! Think it would make such a lovely Christmas card!! Wish you would do a video on the grunge treatment, haven't tried it yet.
Thanks for sharing all our creativity.
Karen,portland, Ct

karenlotty said...

This is stunning I don't need to say more

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Love the grunge look and this one is an absolute winner and goes straight to the top of my all time favourite list. A definite must to have a go at. Thanks for sharing this one.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, different card for you but I love it - the grunge look in this card is so masculine, it would make a great Christmas card for a man.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I don't do grunge, but, you make it look so good, beautiful card.
Marlene O xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Oh Sue, today's card is absolutely amazing, I love the grunge style so today's card is right up my street.
I am going to have a proper catch up later but wanted to say hugs to Carol and I hope you are having a brilliant birthday despite your devastating news xxxxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Very antique look to this card. It is very pretty and a reminder of days gone by. This would make a lovely Christmas card as well.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
I absolutely love this card.

Jan.moogie said...

I absolutely adore this card Sue it ticks all my boxes. Thanks for sharing, Hugs xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Oh wow I am not usually a fan of grunge cards but I absolutely love this one.
That background is so gorgeous and the flower just give it such an elegant look.

CraftyJo said...

Wow, so much going on! Very nice.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
I must admit that I'm not really a 'Grungy distressed Style' person but this card is so stunning that I think my opinion is changing rather rapidly......
Beautiful card, gorgeous colours & all the different elements & textures really compliment each other so well, I JUST LOVE IT !!!
Definitely agree with you that this could easily be a stunning Christmas card with
a change of sentiment.
I think you have converted me into a 'Grungy - Distressed' crafter now, so thank you for that...

Absolutely stunning card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Lisbeth said...

Wowee Sue! I can't decide why I like this card so much. It must be all of it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really love this card, especially the script paper used for the ferns - brilliant.
You should release your inner grunge more often.

Beverley W

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is such a beautiful card, don't usually do grunge but this is great - love the peony. Thank you for sharing .
Love Diane G xxxx
Carol happy birthday xxx
Beth oh my goodness how awful, look after yourself xxxxx
Tracey melody and Frances sending you hugs xxxxxxx

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, such a different type of card for you, but still very pretty.xx

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, sorry I haven't left any comments for a long while, have been tied up with family problems, but have still checked in every day. Just to say I absolutely love this one. Pleased to see you will be one our screens soon and will record so I can catch up with your fabulous demo's. Edwina

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely love today's card and I think it would be a lovely Christmas card to send to a special person. I don't do grunge but I could make an exception for this one. SueL x

Barbara said...

Fabulous card Sue. I love grungy, shabby chic cards.
Looking forward to the weekend as we haven't had you on for ages!!!!!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Oh my golly gosh, what a beautifully distressed card, I'm not alone in appreciating it when you release your inner grunge Sue, you manage to do it in such an elegant fashion and with such style. I have always admired Tim Holtz, from afar, but I have never been very good at the art of paper tearing, scrunching, inking and generally distressing...I'm usually the only one getting distressed when I try to do it !....I would love to feel confident enough to do it and whilst I know that it is unlike your usual clean, crisp and sophisticated style, I would love it if you did some video demos of techniques so that I could try it out for myself without getting into a tizzy:-) I adore the flower element and the cheesecloth embellishment, it's very eye catching. I would love to have a similar card framed on my craftroom wall, it's like a piece of art, begging to be displayed.
Apologies for not having been around for a couple of days, I've been under the weather and don't like to bother anyone whilst I'm a misery guts:-) My appointment at the hospital went well, there's no visible signs of scarring on the surface of the heart following my heart attack, it looks in fine fettle which is a relief, and the excess fluid that was surrounding it has gone:-)
I think I may have cracked a rib again though, I was stupidly over reaching for a piece of paper on the floor over the wooden arm of my chair and felt a sharp pain, it's been getting increasingly painful to breath and move since. I know it sounds rather extreme but I have chronic osteoporosis and I have done it before when I reached for something on the ground from my wheelchair and thinking it was bruised did nothing about it until I had an X-ray for blood clots and they told me I had fractured a rib- they won't X-ray because there is no treatment for it so there's no way of confirming it other than to say that it feels the heavy lifting of my Platinum machine for a little while methinks:-)
Feeling trapped by the atrocious weather, there's flooding around Stirling and the wind and rain has been horrendous so rather than go shopping today we decided to put up the decorations- dusted, polished, hoovered etc only for everything to be covered in bits of tinsel, glitter, sticky tape and fairy lights....lovely! Have to be careful what setting the fibre optic Christmas tree is on though, it can induce a seizure:-)
Feeling super excited about Sues shows this week, not long to go's actually better than Christmas! I don't know if I can persuade my Mum to let me treat myself, money is a bit tight for Non Christmassy related purchases at the moment but maybe if I'm extra good until Friday I might stand a chance of an extra stocking filler, fingers crossedxxx
I'm going to be naughty and split my comment just in case, so sorry Sue......

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I also think this could be used as a Christmas card and I do love the grungy look.
I for one would love this card if it would be sent to me.

nannapat said...

Love the grungy look Sue, so different from your usual designs. Pat x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Really like this card I think the distressed look with those gorgeous flowers is nice

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue x you should let your inner grunge out to play more often you really know how to do it with style xxx I can definately see this as a christmas card too x thankyou so much sue for sharing your inspiration with us all x
Beth I really feel your pain and its so good to 'see' you back x missed you x
Sending love to everyone else and hoping you are all well x still haven't shifted this flu completely its really zapped my energy !
Take care everyone x
Congratulations to all x
Theresa w xxx

Wendy Maughan said...

Hi Sue, This is a different card for you, and I love it, definitely going to have a go at this card. Cannot wait to see you on tele again soon, Love to you from Wendy xx

Littlelamb said...

Not your usual type of card Sue but it is very striking. Like it very much.

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Well I have to say I love this card, very different to your usual style, gorgeous.

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Well I have to say I love this card, very different to your usual style, gorgeous.

Hugs pat xx

Theresa Pace said...

oh my giddy aunt! this is just spectacular. i love this style of card and you o grunge very well. as soon as i saw it i thought what a beautiful christmas card..... i hadn't even looked at the sentiment. your background is just birthday is in april hint, hint, lol! hugs xx

Lesley Cann said...

Have been away for a few days so no comments from me. But what a card to come back to I love every thing about it. Not sure mine would turn out so brilliantly.

Brooke Bont said...

Love this card and really like the background just beautiful

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the background!! The flowers are beautiful!!
Moxie Craftie

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Round two
I just wanted to make sure I had enough characters to respond to a few previous comments,
Beth, I am so pleased and relieved to hear from you, I had feared that there was something major occurring that would drag you away from your beloved blog and sadly I was right. My heart goes out to you, you have really been through the wars recently and I'm not in the least bit surprised that you have felt unable to comment. I have been fortunate enough to have had brilliant dentists and only positive experiences so I can only imagine what you are going through, I wish you all the best for tomorrow's procedure, thankfully you are in capable hands so hopefully that will be of some comfort to you. I hope that you will feel in a more positive place and able to join us again because you are greatly missed- how are your doggie divas and Mr B? I hope they are wellxxxx
Tracy, hope that your bloods were okay and the picc line went ahead. Great that you've met someone going through the same experiences as you, I hope it helps both of youxxx
Huge bear hugs to Yvonne, Rebecca, Jan, Maria, Saba, Theresa, Melody, Molly and anyone in need of a cuddlexxx

Love and crafty hugs


Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well what a wonderful card to start the week
I love today's crafty creation you are so talented Sue
Hugs to those that need or want one
Theresa G xx

Eunice said...

Can't say that I enjoy grunge, sorry. I like the process that you used.

Marianna Hammer said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card. Love it, love it, love it.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Sorry I have been missing for a while, not been well.

Although I am not really a lover of grunge, this card is very elegantly grunged and I do like it. I love the flowers, they're beautiful.

Love Helen x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Perhaps I should call this card "Wonderful Yesterday" given the time of the comment. Oh well, it's still Monday somewhere in the world! I do love your grungy cards and yes, I thought at first glance it was a Christmas card, might well adopt and adapt for the still unmade Christmas cards as it's stunning- including a last minute order for the star spray. I just love stars anyway and they're not just for Christmas (therefore a justified purchase lol).

Beth, my reaction on reading your post began with 'F', you poor thing, not only do you suffer once from the initial barbaric act you suffer twice from an a-hole who has never heard the term 'dental CARE'. I know you're scared having the damage put right but as you say, it needs doing. I will be with you in spirit, holding your hand. Lots of hugs xxx

Carole, I hope you enjoyed your birthday. Have been thinking of you, lots of hugs xxx

Bejay, you poor thing. No voice for so long must have caused a lot of problems. Have you considered either a multiclicker (which can be adjusted for the volume of click), a small container with dried rice to shake or another soft sound like a click of the fingers or slapping your leg gently that may help to get doggies attention? Do it so pup gets a reward for responding. Dogs do respond well to gesture (like a doggy sign language), clickers are usually used to mark the point at which the dog does the desired behaviour but they can be used to get attention in the first place. I hope whatever you do you find a way to communicate with your furry friend. Billy sends you both wags and woofs, lots of hugs from me and I hope your better soon xxx

Helen, I hope you're on the mend now, missed you, lots of hugs xxx

Laine, lots of hugs to you too. I hope you're not too uncomfortable xxx

Theresa W, flu is a b*gger to shift at the best of times. Stay warm, rest up, take care and lots of hugs too xxx

Lancs Steph, hope you're ok xxx

Tracy, hope all has gone well. Have a look at the craft books on The Works website as they got every colouring book there is at a decent price. Also have a look at some of the craft mag websites as they've had free colouring pages from some of the books to try out. Thank you for showing concern for my brother, it means a lot to me that you think of him when you're not feeling well, lots of hugs xxx.

I found out late last night brother is ok. He had to leave the digs as no power, heat or toilet. He's staying with a friend. He rang mum and she posted on his Facebook page. No news on his friend yet. I left a message for her just so she knows we're thinking of her. The boy is 15 years younger than me and I did a lot of what constitutes parenting over the years to both boys so we are all very close. He knew mum and I would be worried bless him but I'm just glad he's ok.
It's still heartbreaking seeing how so many people have been affected though. Extra special hugs to all in the north and north west of the UK xxx

I got nothing done today bar have a shower after tea and order Billy some worming tablets. Thanks migraine! At least the cleaner was in and out before I suffered too much. Pretty gutted as I had actually had a wipe wash and got dressed this morning! C'est la vie, LMAO. Better luck tomorrow ay?

Well won't be if I dont try and go back to sleep! Sending hugs, smiles and a countdown to 8pm Friday to everyone. Plenty extra hugs gere if you need them, for any reason.

Sorry it was a long post,

T x

Darlene4527 said...

Beautiful card! I normally don't like grunge but really like this!

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Those flowers are amazing. Wish my distressed flowers looked like these.
Take care everyone.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Ooh I really love this card, you pull the grunge look off really well. I don't think I'd be able to do the grunge look, I think it would look more of a mess. I thought it was a Christmas card at first, I think it would make a fabulous Christmas card.

Beth B what a terrible time you've had sending big hugs, hope your fixed up quickly and painlessly x

Tracy I hope all went well at the hospital x

Laine I'm sorry you've not been so good, I hope your feeling better real soon gentle hugs x

Carole hope you managed to have a nice birthday x

Wheely I'm so glad your brother is ok, but sorry he list his digs. I hope his friend is ok x

Hugs to Melody, Molly and Francis

Linda xx

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning Sue xx Jan

hotpotato said...

stunning card Sue and just loving your inner grunge. x

Sue MacFall said...

Just love this card - so pretty.
Thank you Sue,
from Sue Mac

Julie Elli said...

You've excelled yourself today Sue!
I love it especially the flowers!
Big hug
Julie E

sued99 said...

An absolutely gorgeous card.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, oh my oh my oh! Love this "grunge" technique! Absolutely stunning Sue! There's so much going on but in a lovely way. Thank you xx Love Karen xx Sending love and to you and all Sue xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are suffering too xx

Sassy said...

The red flowers add an incredible pop of color to the neutral background of this card. It is a stunning look that i really love. The added texture from the cheese cloth and the distressing creates a card that is beautifully done. I love this card!
Sandra Smith

Txcowgirl said...

A differently beautiful card today. Materials I would not have thought of using.