Sunday, 6 December 2015

You're Special To Me

Good Sunday morning all!   I started today's card by embossing a piece of white card with the Leafy Quad embossing folder.  I sprayed it with permanent spray glue and coated it with Diamond Snow.  I used the Shaded Lilac distress ink direct to the background and lightly rubbed it over the top so it just inked the raised glittered portion of the design.  You will need to wipe off your ink pad though as it tends to pick up a bit of glitter doing it this way.    I cut four of the Swirly Lace Edger corners and glued them into each corner to complete the background.  Next I cut the Sintra die n white, backing it in white as well.  I used the centre round die to cut it into a frame.  I stamped my sentiment then mounted the frame with foam to raise it over the sentiment.  The Lattice Arched adornment was cut twice and added to each side of the die as accents.  I added a mauve seam binding bow and crystal sparkler with matching stick pins to the side.  The card was completed with my pierced white layer, a mat edged with Shaded lilac and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

nzillingworth!!!
Lynn Dalby!!!
stamps and paper!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x




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142 comments:

nancyd said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Such a lovely card. Very beautiful.
Congrats to all comment game winners.
Cheryl, glad you are feeling better, hope the village Christmas festivities went well, sounds lovely.
Big hugs to Tracey. Caring thoughts to Melody and Francis, miss Molly too.
Take care everyone in these wild winds.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the background. Distress ink over diamond snow who would have thought? Looks fab.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and another technique a great start to a Sunday morning. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely sparkly bright card to greet us today, love it.

Congratulations to all the winners I know you will enjoy.

I hope and pray that everyone who has, and are still suffering because of this terrible weather are safe and well.

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

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.
Congratulations to the winners.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Thanks Sue for a lovely card, congrats all winners.

auscrafts said...

lovely card and colours Sue, congratulations to the winners

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, Loving all the techniques you have used & I will try this one as I wouldn't have used them altogether but it's beautiful. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

my craft cupboard said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue !!
The colours and design are to die for...........I love all of the elements!
sharon :)

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care all Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, lovely to see a bow and stickpins reappear.
Hope everyone is staying safe in this dreadful weather. Congratulations to today's winners. Sue XXX

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card I love it, it's very windy here the waves are up over the lighthouse so I guess it's going to be another crafty day.
Congratulations to the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card again Sue. Will have to try the background technique . Congratulations to winners. JJxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card. The colours are gorgeous and i love the way you have done the background. More techniques to learn so i will have a play later today. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners, enjoy your prizes.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely card with several techniques to try.
Jan
Northampton

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, thought I was finished with cards but have some more last minute ones for my Mum to do
Congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x



Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, thought I was finished with cards but have some more last minute ones for my Mum to do
Congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x



tracy w said...

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

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love today's stunning card - so beautiful. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jayem said...

Lovely Sue, I really do appreciate this style of card so much. Thanks for another new technique.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the colours and the lattice arched adornment looks beautiful peeking out from behind the central element.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card, lovely colour. Well done winners!

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Loraine Jefferis said...

What a great card Sue. I love how you've done the background it's really affective. How do you think of all these different techniques amazing. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Sylvia Yates said...

This is a most beautiful card Sue. I wish my brain was as fertile as yours but you are so generous sharing your wonderful ideas with us. Happy Sunday everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love it.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Sue
The soft colour and new technique background is lovely. Pleased to see your bow too.
Just gorgeous.
Jan.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
What A Truly Tremendous Card For A Sunday Morning
I Just So Love The Fabulous Embossing Folder And How
You've Added Your Glitter, It Looks Stunning.
I Love The Outstanding Dies You've Used
Thank You For Sharing It With Us Sue.
Warmest And Fond Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To All This Week's Comment Gift Winners Enjoy!!!!!!!!
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love this very beautiful card, another new technique to try,
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card today I love it.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a lovely Sunday
Maggie

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

fabulous background, you have come up with another great technique for us to try, could be good and messy too - more fun. The dies go so well together and the colour is lovely, good to see the bow and stick pin make a come back.
Congratulations to the winners
Have a lovely Sunday
Muriel x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card today! I love the subtle inking of the embossed and glittered background, so lovely. Debra x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love the background technique, must try that one. Great to see bows and stick pins again.

Love Rosemarie x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card, love the background. I don't know how you keep coming up with new techniques and ideas, but I'm so pleased that you do. Congratulations to the lucky winners - enjoy your prizes.
Another extremely windy day here. I hope everyone is safe and sound and not been affected by the floods etc, love and hugs to you all and especially Melody, Francis and Tracy. Cheryl, glad you're feeling better. Love Alison xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Exquisite, beautiful card. Love the adornments added to the Sintra. Bow/stick pins GREAT. Background lovely.
Hugs, Rose

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations winners! Lovely card today Sue. Hope the winds die down today as they are causing havoc around here. Take care out there everyone! Off to work!
Anne M xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card as always and I do love the techniques you use, Congratulations to all the winners
Kathy B x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card in such lovely colours. Congratulations to all the comment winners x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .Another beautiful card today. I love how you have added the glitter. Gloria(sidcup) xx

dmj from kettering said...



Well done to the winners!!

Another lovely card, Sue,



Doreen x

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue, Well done to your lucky winners,
Elaine H X

Barbara Gosden said...

Congrats to the winners. Lovely card, Sue, and surprised how you inked the glitter.
B xx

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

DeCor said...

Congrats to all!
What a lovely, lovely card. Love the way you did the background. It really sets off everything else. Thank you.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card in a lovely delicate shade of lilac, love all the beautiful embossed and die cut details.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful so pretty and the colours are lovely. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

A really lovely card, Sue, clever background - don't think you've used spray glue before for a large area, so it's a must try. Great to see a bow and stickpins, too!
Not long before you're on Hochanda again - hooray!
Well done to the comment winners.
Missing you, Melody and Molly and sending hugs to Francis, and all in need.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty-a real vintage feel about it.

Congrats to all the winners.

Michele

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today and lovely delicate colours. Thank you for sharing. Congrats to the winners. Hugs Heather.x

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Such a pretty feminine card, love the colour scheme and must try inking a glittered background, so effective...

Congratulations to the comment game winners...

Izzy

Chris Curry said...

A pretty, pretty card Sue. Thank you.Xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely love this one

karenlotty said...

I'm back from my holiday! beautiful card and will now enjoy scrolling back to see what I've been missing - Congrats to the release winner's - you lucky things!

karenlotty said...

Whoops! and to all of the comment winners too

sandy acland said...

A very pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

Rosemary Stickland said...

Very pretty card.
Rosemary xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, and you are special to us Sue, you have been missed on the TV so looking forward to seeing you soon. To the winners enjoy your prize.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, lovely delicate colour.xx

June Horrocks said...

Love this stunning card sue thank you for sharing love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous card and love the big bow making an appearance again with the dazzler.

Kate's Cards said...

Gorgeous and feminine. Xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue very pretty card ,delicate looking
but not keen on the big bow ,as you no i think they take over too much.
Marion H

Tracy Stitt said...

Thanks pam I appreciate the thoughts. Xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue

A very ornate looking cards this morning very nice. Love how Uve brought ur bow an stick pins back not seen them in aaaaaaages lol

Well ladies I'm off to the hospital this morning for a blood count so hopefully the bloods will have went back up to get my picc line in tomorrow for Tuesday's round of chemo.
Ah well back to the crap week again.
My friend Alice who I met just before my surgery is on the same journey as myself. She's actually been taken in due to her bloods being too low so I'll pop into see her whilst I'm there. She's so bored she says lol

Thanks to all well wishers I appreciate it.
Congrats to all comment winners too

Love to all xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is such a pretty card I love the shaded lilac colour I've never tried inking on top of glitter but will give it a go it looks so effective

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is such a pretty card I love the shaded lilac colour I've never tried inking on top of glitter but will give it a go it looks so effective

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a clever and pretty card, and lilac is one of my all time favourite colours too. Love the way you have done the background too. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today. So looking forward to seeing you soon on Hochanda. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colors!
Congrats to all the winners!

Karen W said...

Wow this is so pretty and I love the soft shades on this.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Such a pretty card - again. I really love your cards. They give me such inspiration & this year I've been trying out new techniques thanks to your videos.

Thanks, Sue.
D xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Pretty card today Sue!...I love the Glitter in the background
Well done to the winners.
Tracy I hope you will be Ok today and this will soon be over!
Take care
Love Marg

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love it.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card. Thank you. X Ros

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is really beautiful, love the focal element against the glittery background. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a good day everyone. Stay safe in the bad weather. Bx

carol quinn said...

Really beautiful card today sue
Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Carol

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love how you've done the background
Tracy, hope your blood count ok and you get the picc line in tomorrow

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, nice to see your usual stick pins and bows back!
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your gifts.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue and everyone. A very pretty card to brighten up a wet and (not so ) windy day. Love the colours in today's offering, the whole card has a victorian feel to it. Looking forward to your upcoming shows.
Hugs to all, Theresa x

sunshinepen said...

marvelous card love it

crafty hugs Pen x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card today and yet another great idea to make an effective background.
The colur is so soft and delicate I love it.
Thinking of those people who are suffering due to the dreadful weather conditions and to those in pain and unwell too.
Lesley S x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I never would have thought to put ink on top of glitter! Thanks for sharing.
Well done winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I haven't been commenting for a while, but I am going through a waking nightmare at the moment . To make it very short. My husband of 35 years has gone to live with another woman in Turkey. He just walked out the door saying he was off to the Shetland Isles for a week (he worked away) and has not come back. He never even told his employers, so has no job now. It was totally out of the blue and if you'd met him would have thought he was the last person who would have done such a thing!
To say I'm heartbroken and devastated is an understatement. I have 2 grown up children who are a wonderful support ,but at the same time can't believe what their Dad has done.
I know I'm only a relatively new to the blog( about 6 months)so I hope you all don't mind me unloading this.
Crafting was such a joy and at the moment the last thing I want to do.
I know I will come through this and be a much stronger person, but I have a lot of things to face yet that I never thought I would have to.
It's my Birthday tomorrow and I'm determined he will not spoil it!
Love to anyone who is also going through tough times.xxx

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, love the colours shapes and design which shows the dies off to perfection.

Thank you.

Congratulations to all the blog winners.

I've just read the entry from Carol Bennett, such sad news but you'll get through this a much stronger person.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Shaded lilac one of my all time favourite colours. - fab?

Despite everything I hope you have a nice birthday tomorrow Carole - be kind to yourself.

Beverley W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love the background, sparkly with a hint of lilac. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
wonderful card again... very delicate....
Love the colours as well.
Rolf xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card in my all-time favourite colours. I must try inking over glitter, it looks lovely.

Carole - just have the best birthday ever tomorrow and prove that you are woman, you are invincible! I'm sure your children will be by your side all the way.

Tracy - hope those bloods have been behaving themselves and you can get your line in tomorrow. It's good to have a friend on the same journey as I am sure you will support each other all the way.

Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

As the weather people promised, the gales have died away and although still breezy I can see Norah's hills today shining in the sunshine. Compared to yesterday it is like living in two different worlds. I feel so sorry for the people in Cumbria and the surrounding areas who have had it far worse and are still going through it. Fingers crossed they get the sunshine tomorrow.

Frances

CraftyJo said...

Love the colours you've used, very pretty.

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, a lovely sentiment from a lovely lady, who has made yet another beautiful card, I love it. Congratulations to this weeks winners.

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

A beautiful, beautiful card Sue, so so pretty.
Had a go at the recessed card and quite pleased with the result BUT forgot to take a photo to remind me I had done it. One of those DOH! moments.

My heart goes out to you and your children Carol, words cannot express how devastated you must be feeling. You will come out a much stronger person but in the meantime.... if you feel you need to shout and cry, then don't bottle up those feelings, let them out.
Gurt big Birthday (((((hugs))))) for tomorrow.

Love & hugs to all in pain or discomfort.
Cheryl xxx



Paul Chambers said...

Congratulations to everyone

Unknown said...

Lovely card and wonderful sentiment, really pretty!

Well done to all the winners!

Jan
in Sheffield

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today, the spray glue is opening up so many new ways to add glitter and ink. Thank you for sharing.
Take care
Love Diane G xxxx

Congratulations to all the winners today xxxx
Tracey what a lovely lady, I hope your bloods are good and the crappy week flies by. You are kind visiting your friend - it's good you've found a friend to share your journey with who understands. You should introduce her to crafting to relieve her boredom! Xxxx
Carole I feel for you, sending you a big hug xxxxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
ANOTHER FAB CARD. LOVING ALL THE LACEY FELL AND HUGE BOWS. SO ELEGANT.
THANK FOR PICKING ME IN THE COMMENTS GAME. CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU SEND NEXT HEHE. ITS LIKE CHRISTMAS LOL THANKS AGAIN
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX
PS I KNOW YOU WONT HAVE TIME TO DO ALL THE NEEDLE WORK I SENT YOU IN THE EMAIL BUT IT IS A GREAT WAY TO USE YOUR DIES. FABULOUS DIES.

Nana on the Hill said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. What a lovely card Sue, l seem to have missed the Sintra die, late entry to my must have list l think.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulationsto all the winners.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a terrific card with which to start the week! It's lovely. So much detail , lots to take in and lots for me to learn!
Thank you Sue, very much indeed.
To all those in Cumbria, Northumberland , The Borders and parts of Scotland who are suffering after the storms and rain, I send you my love. So sorry if you have been affected by floods! It's just awful.
Carole - my heart goes out to you too! So glad you have family around you. I hope you enjoy your Birthday tomorrow, all being well. Xx
Tracy - hope all goes well today and well done you for visiting a friend who needs some company just now. Take care!
Francis and Melody and Molly - thinking of you all.
There are others , I 'm sure , who are going through really troubled times. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Love Myra xxx

Paula said...

That's a beautiful card Sue, what fabulous ideas you come up with! :)
Congratulations to the winners.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card...your cards are so beautifully done that it's difficult to find the proper adjectives to describe them.

Congrats to the winners!!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a beautiful delicate Card. The background is lovely and a great colour which shows the die cuts so well. The mauve of the seam binding is striking. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to nzillingworth and stamps and paper, I am so grateful and thank you so much for giving us this opportunity every week.

Best wishes

Lynn Dalby said...

Dear Carole Bennett.

I don't know if you will see this, I just wanted to send you my Best Wishes at such a terrible time for you. I wish you all the strength and support that you will need. I hope you soon achieve Peace. Take Care.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, stunning card & love the whole design which looks very feminine & so pretty.
Love the way you cut some of the die-cuts in half to add to the sides of focal elements which really draws the eye in & looks amazing.
Together with the pretty bow, dazzler & gorgeous stick Pin adds the perfect finishing touch to another beautiful card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Tracy Stitt said...

Carole u poor thing. No wonder ur devastated anyone would be if they weren't expecting that to happen.
U have my utmost sympathy but it will get better for u and ur family.this blog has helped me in soil many ways and as u get to know everyone it'll help u too. Sue won't mind.
As for crafting u will get back to it when ur ready.
Try enjoy ur birthday if u can.

Tracy Stitt said...

Lol she doesn't like crafting. Her passion is baking cakes. I did try!!!

Aspiring crafter said...

A very special card. For someone Sue,
XxRuth

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and very beautiful Sue

Gr Karin

Marianna Hammer said...

Such a beautiful card!

terrie said...

Very pretty card....I like how you the dies around your sentiment...tfs
well done Sue

Congrats to the three winners.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful and very detailed card today.....great colours!!!
Hugs
Sam
xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card, so much detail, I love it
Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us.

CONGRATULATIONS to todays winners ...... Enjoy

Hope you have had a good weekend, Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

Very delicate looking card Sue. Thanks for sharing!!!

Jean said...

So pretty!

Jane Franklin said...

I love the card and so pleased to see the pins back!
Frances- many thanks the craft fair want better than I hoped so hard work paid off, thank you for your thoughts.
Carole, stay strong its an awful shock especially when you have no idea, been there and its hard but you do come out fighting.
Congrats to the winners enjoy your prize.
Best wishes to all jxxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Simply gorgeous.
:-)
Lorna D

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunner of a card today. And you gave us a new technique, atleast for me, on inking glitter on an embossed card! Thank you!

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & friends
Gorgeous card today, but then all your cards are Gorgeous Sue.
Very elegant & Yaaay beautiful stick pin I have missed them. I love everything about this card.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

CHERYL glad your feeling better & hope you enjoyed the Christmas festivities & carols singing. Big Hug's xx

Tracy I hope your bloods were ok today & all goes well for you tomorrow for your pic line
fingers crossed lovely lady. Hope your friend is doing ok shame she doesn't craft.
Big Hug's my friend xxxx

Oh Carol how devastating for you & your family especially not having a clue about this happening
you will in time get over this, be strong lovely lady & try & enjoy your birthday tomorrow your in my thoughts
Big Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's Wheelybad Tob Theresa hope your both feeling better xx

Congratulations to the winners xx

Hug's too friends & everyone xx

ursula said...

Another great card today Sue, using smaller dies to make up a bigger picture, it is beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Nannieflash said...

Evening Sue, sorry Im so late today been to do the months shopping and it always takes me longer than I expect. Stunning card I love the whole design of it and the colour choice is beautiful. hgus Shirleyxxxxx

Julie Elli said...

Congratulations all!
I'm always surprised by how your dies all come together beautifully Sue! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent.
Big hug
Julie E

Txcowgirl said...

Sue, lovely card and sentiment which is appropriate for YOU, dear lady, I think we'd all agree "You're Special To US"!

Tracy, have you tried the new "coloring for adults" craze? Get you and your friend some markers and one of those coloring books, really helps with boredom, and they have them in card sizes, too.

Carole, your post made me want to cry. I am so very sorry, no one deserves to be hurt like this. Sometimes it's easier to share with those you don't know, please know we do care. Just now, I stopped and said a prayer for you, may God comfort you and give you peace.

liz spooner said...

Really beautiful card today Sue and congratulations to all the lucky winners.xx

IVY Cheong said...

Fab card. Love the delicate colour. Ivy xx

barbara macaskill said...

Such a lovely card!! I love the glitter step! You can never have too much sparkle!

nannapat said...

Gorgeous card Sue, such a pretty colour. I love the die cut corners, the detail in them is so pretty. Congrats to this week's winners. Pat x

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I just love the colour and all the dies used.

Tracy I really hope all went well at the hospital today and that you get that line in tomorrow. I hope Alice was ok too, big hugs for you both.

Carole I'm so sorry to hear what your going through no one deserves such pain, my heart goes out to you. I hope you have a lovely birthday with your children. Stay strong x

Big hugs to everyone else
Linda xx

Linda Norris said...

Forgot again to congratulate the comment winners sorry fibro fog, enjoy your prize x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card gorgeous.

Congrats to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a beautiful card and I love the sentiment.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Yet another stunner :)
Had a lovely family get together today.
See you tomorrow.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue. another really pretty delicate card, such a lovely way to use these dies and a really nice sentiment finish the card off.
Wendyx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
I love, love today's card, the beautiful lilac and techniques, stunning.
Di B. x

Anonymous said...

Am loving this technique Sue, will def. be trying it out, lovely card
Marlene O xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

What a stunningly beautiful card, happy to say I have pretty much all of the ingredients so it'll go on the 'to try' list. Sky box is set and ready, hoping Mr W has his own plans for the day!

Thinking of all those in Cumbria, north Lancashire and other places in the north of England, north Wales and Scotland. Baby bro is at University of Cumbria and his digs are in Lancaster. His ex girlfriend who he is still close to and who became a friend of the family is in Windermere. I know a lot of homes in Cumbria and Lancaster lost power, I texted him soon as I heard last night and I've not heard from either of them from facebook. He lives on a hill in a first floor room so I know he should at least be dry but I'm concerned all the same that he is stranded. I'm trying Facebook again in a bit. There's not much I can do as I'm here in Suffolk, I can't get up there to bring him home and know he can look after himself but I still worry, especially after seeing places on the news I know he goes to under feet of water. Will check the uni website too as so many places in Cumbria are just wrecked. It's heartbreaking thinking of the families and businesses who's been affected and so close to Christmas too. I hope everyone who visits the blog is ok, I know there are a lot of you in the north and Scotland and I hope you're all safe, sending hugs to all of you xxx

Carole, to be treated like that is appaling, my heart goes out to you and your kids. Us women may be hurt in the short term but we gain stregnth ten fold in the long term, have a wonderful birthday with your kids and know we're all here for you, doesn't matter how long you've been here. You'll craft when you're ready, don't worry. Sending many hugs and a hand to hold when you feel down xxx

Tracy, I hope the tests show good results and I hope the picc line goes in without a hassle, make sure you're well hydrated as that helps them get into the vein. I'm glad you have a new friend who is on the same journey as you but sorry she's in hospital. I hope you both feel better soon and can bake and craft yourselves to better days, many hugs xxx

Sending hugs to Melody, Francis & Molly, hope everything is ok xxx

After spending all night trying to track down my brother and being worried I got little sleep so I spent today dozing on and off. So not a lot to report!
Lynda, thank you, hopefully todays dozing will mean I feel sharper tomorrow! Hugs from myself and Billy.
Sending every one of the Wilsonettes hugs and happiness for the new week,

T x

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you've created the background.
Take care everyone.

gwen70 said...

So beautiful

Dawn Holben said...

Another super and stunning card today.
I love the technique you have used with the glitter then the ink pad and the lilac
is just lovely.
I have all those dies and the embossing folder on my wish list and will definitely be trying to make this card as it is just so beautiful

Darlene4527 said...

Love this card. The colours are beautiful.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, oh wow! Absolutely stunning card today! Love the colours used to tint and as always, love the sentiment and the pins too! xx Love Karen xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are suffering through the elements of the storms. To Carole, Tracy, Melody, Molly, Francis and the family who are suffering through ill health and hurts xx To you and yours too Sue xx

magpie said...

Oops! Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx