Monday, 4 January 2016

Caring thoughts

Hi crafters!  Another Configurations sort of card for today, I just love playing with these dies!  I cut four of the Lattice Arched Adornment out of coconut white card to begin.  I glue them into the corners of another piece of coconut white card to create the background for my card.  Next I cut a piece of Cobalt blue card and added the Dainty Lace Edger in white around the edge.  I used four corners and four centre pieces for this.  I raised the blue piece with mounting foam then added it in a diamond orientation to the background.  Next I cut the Classic Adorned Noble die centre die in white and backed it in white, glued them together then cut it into a frame,  I stamped my sentiment then glittered it.  I  mounted the frame over it with foam (and glue on the foam) and trimmed away the excess card around the edges.  I cut several of the smallest Perfect Peonies in cobalt blue and added them around the sentiment as accents.  I completed the card with white and blue mats and my usual piercing.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

I have had a good chuckle at all the guesses that were made about how many cards I made last year.  It seems most of you think that I am quite a machine, making thousands of cards!  Let me tell you, if I had made that many cards, you would be getting double (or even triple) days every single day of the year!! LOL  Unfortunately it isn't anywhere near that many.  I aim for three cards a day minimum, but you have to take away all the days that I am either filming all day, doing shows, away on holiday, doing Ally Pally, sick or just have personal plans or appointments for the day among other things.  I did the most cards during August (125), followed by May(115) and Nov,(108)  each over 100 cards so I easily did my minimum cards each day during those months.  I did the least amount in Sept with a real low of  only 7 as I was packing for and away at Ally Pally, filming videos, and doing shows and on flights filling most of the month.  The total number of cards that I made during 2015 is 657.  The closest guess was from Karen Drew at 650!  Very well done!  I will try to get that number up into the thousands for 2016! LOL

The winner of the 2015 Orphan cards is:

Denise T!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your cards.  Thanks for giving them a good home!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card, helping me back to work today after 10 days off.
Congrats Denuse, they will have a good home.
Hugs to all including Melody, Tracey and all who are not well.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today. Oh I missed out on guessing the number of cards you make in a year, 651 is still an amazing task especially with all the other things that you do. Congratulations to Denise for guessing the nearest number and to Karen for the orphan cards, you are so lucky to get these.

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

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow I love this card, I must admit I wasn't sure of the configuration dies at first but having seen what you and John has made with them made me buy some and I have made so many cards using them.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
No crafting today I'm back to babysitting my baby Grandaughter today. I have 2 days off from babysitting Wednesday and Thursday so that's my crafting days this week.
Congratulations to the winner of your cards.
Have a lovely day.

Loraine Jefferis said...

You really surprised me with the number of cards you made last year. I thought it would have been at least a thousand but there you go. Beautiful card Sue. I really find the configuration dies so useful. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Good work ! 650 is some going. I have to work hard around christmas with so many birthdays and christmas cards and also I have to make for my mum as she will not send bought ones so double trouble for me. Nothing like 650 a year though! Well done you!
I enjoy card making very much because of your posts and John and Sue too - it's a nice way to wake up in the morning to see your creations.
Love this one today as i also like playing with the configurations. They make such nice backgrounds.
Anne M xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I would be hard pressed to make 100 in a year so I salute you on how many you managed to make in your busy life
Congratulations to Denise on winning the orphan cards
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Love the colours of this card as well as the beautiful configurations dies, must see if I can get some of this card from my favourite craft shop in Tasmania.
Congratulations Denise, what a fabulous collection of Sue Wilson originals !
Very wet here and quite humid, perfect weather for crafting, I have made 2 cards today, lovely way to spend a day,
Muriel x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
well that's a lot of stunning cards 657 in total I did about 100 last year which was a lot for me anyway back to today's card this one is stunning love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card, as usual Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow I guessed around 500, I gave you a couple of days off lol.
Sue, today's card is so pretty and lacey Thank you.
congratulations to Denise.
Take care all Kitty.
I make about 200 cards a year, I have just broken my Grand calibur, what a start to the year.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,the cobalt blue is a stunning colour.
Glad our guesses made you chuckle.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Love Today's Awesome Card And I Love The Fresh Looking Colour
Palette, I Like Yourself Just Love The Beautiful Configurations Dies They Are So
Very Pretty, I Added Many To My Christmas Cards After I'd Glittered Them With
Diamond Snow.
Making The Amount Of Card You Do Is Just So Exceptional!!!!!!!!
A Lot Of The Guests On T.V. Have There Own Design Teams So It's Easy For Them You Do A Fantastic Job,
All Your Own Cards And Your "OWN". Creations And Ideas.
Well I've Had A Good Tidy Of My Craft Room So Today I'm Crafting I've Ordered 4 Of
Your Newest Dies, (I Think There New) The Hannah, The Emma, The Cathedral, And The
Beautiful Die You Used On Hochanda The Flowers That On One Card You Made Into A Ring
Also You Backed With Another Colour And Filled With The Cosmic Shimmer Gloss I Can't
Think Of It's Name I Also Want The Squares But Lots Of Places Had Sold Out, I'm Sure I'll
Find It Some Where.
Take Care My Special Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom, Colin, Heather Sam And Family.
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Willsonettes Congratulations To Denise For Winning The Marvellous Gift Of The Cards I'm Sure You'll Enjoy Everyone.
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, fantastic use of the configuration dies.
Congratulations to Denise and Karen on your wins. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love the blue and white combo of today's card. Very lovely. 3 cards a day is quite a goal! You must have had withdrawal symptoms in September only making 7 that month! Id be chuffed if I made 7 in a month. TFS.

TDQ Karen said...

I am surprised, you make two an hour sometimes on TV.......

Lovely card today, and congratulations to the winner great guess

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really gorgeous. Love the colour combination.

Congrats to the card winner & the lady who guessed your card total.


BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is really beautiful, love the darker blue with the white and the way you use the dies. Congratulations on making so many cards throughout the year, and well done to the lady with the close guess. To Denise, enjoy the orphans, I am sure they will have a perfect home. Have a great Monday everyone. Bx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card.
The blue and white is crisp and bright
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue. Love the cobolt blue. Enjoyed hochanda shows. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card with lovely cut work and embossed detail which the cobalt blue card really highlights. Congratulations to Denise, enjoy those orphans!x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Chris Curry said...

Love the crispness of this card with the delicacy of the configuration die cuts. Can't wait for mine to arrive. Well I guessed twice as many cards as you made last year but my excuse is that you show us such variety that it is easy to guess more. Thank you. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the lacy background. The contrasting blue is stunning.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

auscrafts said...

well done to Denise T!!! for guessing the nearest ammount
lovely card for today

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the dies and all the finishing touches. Wow 651 is a lot of cards to make in a year. My guess was nowhere close. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card I just love your configuration dies you can do so much with them. loved watching your shows. Congratulations to Denise. Yvonne xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue well I was well off the mark with my guess, still lots of cards in the end though. Love all the latest filigree type cards, they are so pretty. I have the lattice ones you are using and they are simply gorgeous. Well done Denise winning orphan cards and Karen for nearest guess x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today I think the configuration dies must be my new year treat to myself.
Love them

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card and the dies you have used are wonderful.
And your design is gorgeous.

Debs A xxx

karenlotty said...

Lol! I was way out! 657 is still a huge amount Do you recycle any for future cards or sell them off ... Today's card is retry I love the little pop of Peonies I may just need to try something similar with the Camellia dies I had for Christmas

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, such pretty dies.
You made a huge number of cards Sue and am sure this year will be the same .
Enjoyed your shows, take care ,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today, Sue, don't have any of the Configurations dies but feeling the need, they seem so versatile - in your hands!
Oh lordy so many of us think you're superhuman, I thought maybe 5 a day (well that's what we're supposed to achieve!) plus for this and minus for that - and tried to triple your output. As we see one a day and twofers and double days and special multis - plus all the other samples on the shows - perhaps then we've mostly seen them all? Whatever, it's a remarkable number and Karen must have insider knowledge!!
Well done to Denise on winning the orphan cards.
Tracy - you okay? Sending hugs.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card.
Congratulations to Denise, enjoy all the 'orphan' cards, you lucky girlie. Also congratulations to Karen for your amazing 'guess', you clever girlie.
Congratulations on your amazing 'card count', I honestly don't know how you do it !!! especially with filming, designing, etc etc etc, you are 'superwoman' hahaha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Love today's card. Must resolve to 'play around' more with the dies as a resolution this year. 650 is an amazing number of cards to make and all of them a success - even the orphans!

dmj from kettering said...

I do love that cobalt blue, a really classy colour!!

Doreen x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card and that cobalt blue card is really nice, must get some of that ? Would make a nice colour for man cards. I was way off with my guess too. I think it is because you make it look so easy when you are doing a demo, but of course a lot of the prep work for the demo is done in advance. Whatever the figure you are amazing, I wish I had half your energy.

Love Rosemarie x x

carol quinn said...

Really classey card
Well done Denise t

Anne said...

These dies are so versatile, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another great card again and I love the contrast with the blue. Well done to Karen for being so close to the number of cards. We all think you are superwoman so no wonder other guesses were so high Sue. An amazing amount to make in a year. Looking forward to seeing the next 563 this year! Best wishes

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another fabulous card I don't have any of the configuration dies yet but must remedy that soon.
Well done on so many cards you are an amazing lady.
Nancyd xx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning card. I was way off with my guess. You make your card making look so easy that we think you rattle off dozens at a time.
I bet the next 563 will be just as awesome.
Love Val in Spain x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely lacy card! I like the colour combination. I really overestimated how many cards you made last year :D. Well done Karen on your guess. Debra x

Suemac said...

Great card

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Wonderful what can be done with the smaller dies, they're so, so useful to have in the crafty arsenal...

Congratulations to lucky Denise!

Only 657 cards?...surely not, have you searched your craft room thoroughly?


Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love the deep blue of the cobalt card. Another beautiful card. Congratulations to Karen for her guess and to Denise forcwinning the orphan cards. I am sure they will be appreciated and inspiring.


Wendy L said...

Beautiful card and a great guess of how many cards you made, xxx

iReneM said...

A beautiful card Sue


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Gee 657 cards , thats some crafting .
Congrats to Karen , and to Denise for winning the orphan cards .
Lovely card today Sue , i love it .
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love the deep blue

Gloria Robey said...
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Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! I tried to get this die but it was sold out , I must try agin.
Anne xo

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue another lovely card. I made the Oval using the Grace die that you did on Hochanda on Saturday .That was my total achievement for me in one day LoL.I am very proud of it. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue another stunning card ,love the colour too.
Marion H

sandy acland said...

A very pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, wow thats a very striking card I love the blue and white, the whole design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card!
Love your color combo and the dies you have used!

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a beautiful and delicate looking card Sue


Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour of this card!!!
Congratulations to Karen Drew on guessing a realistic number!!!
Congratulations to Denise T on winning the orphans!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card today...I ordered the Grace Die after seeing what you did with it on Hochanda!
Now the Wait for the poor Postie, who has to deliver another package for me! lol
Just spoken to my daughter in Perth.... 8 hrs ahead of us..... its her Birthday, I had used a Sue Die, and she loves her card!
Take care and hope everyone is keeping their chin up!
Love Marg

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

What a very pretty card. Just dawned on me I hadn't commented yesterday sorry.
650 cards that's some achievement. I aimed for 1 a day and I can't even manage it lol
Note to self get finger out and get one done! Lol

Well done to Denise for winning orphans lucky lady.
And Karen for a good guess on the cards.

Mind u yesterday I forgot to take some of my pills that be why I still felt sick lol eejit I am.
Sickness wearing off now thank good ness and appetite coming back. God my weights goin up. So hard to keep movin when I feel so bloomin tired. It's hard goin this let me tell u.

Love to all xx

June Horrocks said...

This card is sooooo pretty thank you sue l loved your shows on hochanda you seemed to have a good time too love you xxxxxx
June Horrocks xxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Gosh you are a card making machine!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours so pretty, love Jean z xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the cobalt blue, and very pretty dies.
Rosemary xx

sunshinepen said...

Hahaha and there was I thinking you made sooooo soooo many more cards.

Stunning card Sue,

Crafty hugs Pen x

Annie Pennington said...

Absolutely gorgeous card to start the week. Love the Lattice Arched Adornment die and use it often.

Annie P

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, just love these dies and your colour combo. Wow Sue, your 657 cards made is a fantastic amount - even though I guessed it to be over double that ;-) Well done Karen for guessing the nearest. Congratulations to Denise for winning the orphan cards - enjoy. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card.
Evis M.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Sorry not commented recently. Been quite busy. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a happy New Year. All cards recently have been gorgeous as usual Sue. I got some of your dies for Christmas but haven't had the chance to use them yet hopefully will get that chance this week or at the weekend.
Hugs to everyone who needs one.

nzillingworth said...


HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the way you use the configurations dies.
657 is a lot of cards, amazing!
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I do love the blue and white and can see this card can be adapted to a variety of occasions.


Jan from NSW (Aus)

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Meine Bastelwelt said...

Lovles like all the time. I bought my new dies in my Germany-Shop and I hope they arrive soon. Thank you Sue! Claudia

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I only have the petite adornment in the configurations range but I use it lots. Well I certainly overestimated the cards you made, had you down as 5 a day but I forgot to take into account all those days filming and travelling. I try to make at least one card every day and yesterday I did make that ombré intertwining circle card that you made on the 12 o'clock show and it turned out brilliant so thank you Sue.

Congratulations to Karen for being more realistic with her guess, and huge congratulations to Denise on winning the orphan cards.

Tracy, don't be worrying about putting on weight just get over the chemo and back to full health

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Scottydog said...

Love this card Sue as the colours are my favourite & the card has a simple look to it which I like.
Congratulations to Denise on winning the orphans.
We are all amazed at how quickly you can produce a card that we think you make even more than you do! We forget about the planning & prep work in advance!

Paula said...

Another pretty card Sue, and well done for all those cards you've made, I was wrong with my guess and I thought I was going to be way under, but I wasn't. :)
Paula x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. 657 sure is a lot of cards. So much inspiration for us. SueL x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the use of the configureation dies, I have looked at them a few times, but now I NEED them.
Today's card is beautiful.
Well I was away off with my estimate of cards you made, well done Tracy and you Denise on winning the orphan cards.
Off to get the house back in order after Christmas, take care everyone, Jess xxx

ursula said...

This is so pretty Sue, love the way you have used the smaller dies together to make a background....I too need to get a collection of these smaller configuration dies. Wow, some number of cards you made last year Sue, mine is nowhere near that....they are all so beautiful....luv Ursula xxx

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue, l think that 657 cards is amazing.
You are amazing hopefully you never get tired of creating beautiful cards.
I know that we will never tire of looking at them.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely layers of intricate die cuts. Making 657 cards in a year is amazing and they are all different. Congratulations to the lucky winner of your orphan cards.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely colour on today's card. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Well done Denise.

Vie carter said...

Beautiful card today, loved all your shows on hochanda.


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Oops! I had you making a lot more - we just think you put the SU in Superwoman you see !! I'd never call you a machine!!
Congratulations to Denise who now owns an Orphanage and to Karen for her realistic guess!!
Tracy - you are the mistress of the understatement! You are a star and are doing so well! You will inspire others too. Keep up the good work.
Today's card- I love it Sue, from start to finish its a winner. I love that configurations die and I love cobalt blue and white. It's such a clean , fresh card. Thank you.
Well it's back to After School Craft Club today! I thought I had another week off! Was I prepared for today - no! So I decided we will have a January Sale Bargain Box Day!! In my box I have card, MDF bits and pieces, lolly sticks, buttons , feathers and some templates. I will also have available , pens , scissors, trimmer and glue! It's every boy and girl choose something and create! Hope it works - it could be chaos!
Have a good day everyone,
Lots of love to those who are going through sad , stressful times.
Myra xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another of your beautiful cards. I was way out with my guess as i had you down as superwoman and doing 2500 cards lol but to do 657 is still fantastic with everything else you do in your busy life. Congratulations to Karen with her lucky guess and Thank You for picking my name for the orphan cards. I promise that when they arrive i will go and buy some beautiful picture frames and hang them in my craft room and Thank you for everyones congratulations.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sue MacFall said...

Beautiful, love the blue contrast.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, great design.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You just continue to delight with your cards, this one is gorgeous, too.
We might have been way out with the guesses but that's because we know that you are superwoman. Three a day is something I would not manage at all! I'd run out of ideas I'm sure. I just wonder where you store all your cards or do you give them away to charity shops eventually?
Sun is peeking through the clouds here in Chester - such a welcome change from the grey and wet.
Hugs, Rose

IVY Cheong said...

These configuration dies are growing in me, a lovely card. Hugs, Ivy xx

cr@fty said...

Good afternoon Sue
Well! I am one of the Wilsonattes that think your superhuman lol! Today's card is gorgeous your configuration dies turn any ordinary die into an extraordinary one.
Congratulations to Denise!
Sending a hug to Tracy and antone that needs one.
Hugs x
Heather T

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I didn't even try to guess the amount of cards you make in a year. That number is amazing. I don't know how many I made but did make over 100 Christmas cards. Congratulations to the winners.

CraftyJo said...


Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
I love the shade of blue you chose for this card, it's really pretty. The pearl accents add a nice touch of elegance.
After a brilliant day yesterday, bright sunshine, no wind, the dog not having to be forced to go out...we're almost back to normal today...I say almost as although it's raining, the wind seems to have taken the day off lol.
Have a great week, everyone.
Bejay xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card and love the way you use the configuration dies. xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Congrats, Denise. Love the dies used on this card, Sue. Sadly, not in my stash. .... yet!

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card today sue x I love the blue and white a gorgeous combination x I wasn't too far off with my guess but hubby was !
Congratulations to karen and denise x
Forgot to congratulate yesterdays winners x sorry x
Yvonne in our house we have lots of fairies x a washing one a cooking one an ironing one the list is endless !!! That's where all the dust comes from its fairy dust xxx
Laine hope you well x
Tracy sending you a big hug x
Wheely bad hope your feeling better now x
Take care everyone
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

I love the Lattice beautiful. The blue and white is so pretty, too.

Boy, my guess was really off...LOL You're still a crafting machine in my book!!!

Congrats to the winners....

Jan D., Florida, USA

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I really do love your configuration dies as they are so so easy to use and look beautiful each and every time.
Your colour choice for today is also one of my favourites -any shade of blue is a winner in my book.

Hope everyone is having a good day and for those first day back to work crafters I hope it's not too stressful.

To all take care in whatever you do and wherever you go.
Janet x

Lisbeth said...

Love today's card Sue, I always think that blue and white are a very pretty colour combination. I already have some of these dies so it looks like my afternoon is sorted having a play with these.


Craftyrn28 said...

Well Sue, you made a lot more cards than me, I think I only managed about 150, and I don't think I'm anywhere near as busy as you. Hope you had a good new year best wishes


Jane Franklin said...

Super colour combination very striking and the use of the configuration dies. Shows how versatile your dies are.
Congrats to the winners. Best wishes all jxxx

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card. I love the little blue flowers. I had to laugh at your comment about the number of cards Sue. We all think you're Wonder Woman you know!

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again today, love how the configeration dies work as corners but also add that other certain element to the card. Gorgeous blue colour too. Wow we had you down as wonder woman didn't we! I forgot you had to sleep eat and film too! That's still a lot of cards - you do work hard . Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations Denise enjoy your orphans xxxx
Tracey chin up sweetie you are doing so well xxx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today, I can just imagine you having a good chuckle about your cards, having said that it's still good going...well done you.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, starting on your thousand cards target for 2016 then.

Congratulations to the orphan card winner.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

love Pearl

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue!
Well I was way out with my guess!!!!!! I definitely thought you were Wonder Woman, I think I had you making 10 cards a day everyday without a break.
Loved all your shows at weekend and made me buy even more dies.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card.
It only seems that you make thousands of cards!!!! I was way out!
Congratulations to Denise on winning the orphan cards, look after them!
love to all, Maureen xx

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card. Do enjoy that colour combination and the small flowers look lovely.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like the Configurations dies they are so versatile, great colour and the tiny complete petals are so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Gosh Sue that is lot of Cards to make, I'm very impressed, it is a good job you enjoy making Cards, lol.

Congratulations Denise T, I'm sure you will enjoy them.

Best wishes

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today. I'm sat watching your shows. I thought you would have done loads more than that. Kind you I was taking into account other cards you've done for other demonstrators. But I'm assuming you included those as well. Look forward to seeing what delights you have for us throughout the year.

Txcowgirl said...

Stunning card, my favorite shade of blue. You must have an endless supply of creative juices to be able to make so many cards each month. I would love to do that, but often I get creative blocks, so I spend large blocks of time watching videos to inspire me.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card showcasing your fabulous dies. I have the Lattice Arched Adorned Die and it is beautiful have used it several times
Wow Sue 657 cards that amazing I don't know how you do it and all the other things you manage to do as well. When do you manage to sleep?

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!!! Where oh where can I find that sentiment stamp? i absolutely MUST HAVE IT!! TFS!

Yvonne G said...

Afternoon Sue
This is an early comment for me - explanation to follow.
Beautiful card and the colours are stunning. I do have a couple of the dies mentioned so will be adding this to my Sue to do folder and hopefully it will not stay in that folder too long and be moved to my Sue done folder!
My peace and quiet will cease in about 30 minutes. I have to say after all the activity and stream of visitors and wild partying of the festive season I thoroughly enjoyed gathering my thoughts. Also Barbara Gray was on Hochanda and I do enjoy watching her craft. She is vey clever and the cards that she manages to produce are very clever.
So why am I commenting much earlier than usual? Jake texted me from work and said he would do a deal with me. This did make me slightly suspicious and as I gingerly enquired as to what the 'deal' involved I anticipated a reply which meant that the arrangement would be far more advantageous to my son. I was wrong. He said that if I could tidy the kitchen (at which point my heart sank), he would treat George and me to dinner. Well - how could I refuse. Yes the kitchen was in need of some serious attention but once finished it would remain spic and span as I would not have to cook. So we are off out to dinner - don't know where and don't care. The fairies don't mind waving their cleaning wand when there is something in it for them - lol x
DENISE - you lucky thing - not just one Sue masterpiece - a whole collection x
KITTY - are you going to treat yourself to a platinum? Go on you know you want to x
TRACY - so glad you are not feeling so sick. You are doing so well so don't be worried about putting weight on. Take care hun x
THERESA - the fairies in this house quite often go on strike x
KAREN - well done for such an amazing, almost spot on guess. I was completely way off with probably the highest and most ridiculous guess of all - it does not need discussion x
LAINE - how you doing hun. Missing you x
Must away to prepare for my dinner date with 2 rather handsome young men - they take after their mother, lol x
Crafty hugs

NancyR said...

Wow, what a lot of cards! I vary depending on what my sales inventory needs for the year. This year will be quite a lot as my daughter is getting married and I am doing the invites, thank you cards, shower cards, favors for both, and reception place cards. All by June 4th! So probably close to 350 cards plus all the rest. Using several of your dies for all of these.

I love the ways you use the configurations, so I think I must get some more of those. Since I do smaller cards than you (I'm in the USA) those plus the tags and borders are something that really fit with my style. But I do love some of the bigger ones as well.

Hugs to you!

Nancy in Delaware

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, what a lot of cards - what do you do with all?
Today's card is really lovely, love thee colours.
Beverley W

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful colour combination today. Another stunning card.
Congratulations Denise on winning the orphan cards
I am well chuffed I guessed the closest but I think I must have missed September's off!! Lol
An amazing quantity of cards to make. I would be over the moon to have made half that quantity
Keep up the good work Sue
Karen xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the cute flowers!! Congrats to the winners :) Wow!! 657 cards in one year!! That's great!!
Moxie Craftie

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I really love the cobalt blue and white.

I'm glad we gave you a laugh with our guesses, we know you are superwoman in disguise so you don't have to prove it by making even more this year! Well Done Karen Drew, that was a great guess.

Denise T - Congratulations on being chosen to adopt the orphan cards, I'm glad you are taking your responsibilities seriously and intend to look after them properly :-)

Tracy - chin up, you know you CAN do this!


liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, love this card and colour combo, I absolutely love the little flowers and use the garden frame dies quite a bit for that.xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love today's card. 657 cards in a year is amazing it takes me quite a while to make 1!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Fab card today love the use of the darker blue. Denise T is a lucky lady to foster all the orphan cards and congrats to Karen what a brilliant guess. I was one of those that think you are a card machine, did take into account 3 a day, but didn't consider your other commitments!!!!

craftynanna jo widnes said...

Beautiful card today Sue, i too thought you were a card machine lol, congrats Denise T you lucky lady, crafty hugs Johanna

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card today and I thought it was going to be so fiddly but you make it sound so
much easier.
I love the cobalt blue on this one.
Wow can't believe you manage to make that many cards but I was way out with over two thousand lol.

Tressa said...

A great colour combination makes this a beautiful card..

Only 657 cards last year Sue! I know my guess was way over the top, but only 657. And there we were, assuming that you did nothing but craft for 23 1/2 hours a day to satisfy the demands of your public. Workers are forever being told to improve their productivity so is a target of 725 a reasonable demand for this coming year??

Thanks for all the work you do,


Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card and wow! ! 657 beautiful cards and I can't even make one, pain or mood get in the way. Hopefully I'll get be able to craft again soon.

Linda xx

Theresa Pace said...

you are a card making machine though! i would never manage so many. i kind of guessed when i said between 6&700 then.
love the colour combo here, hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Ahh, back to reality again and a normal week, and what better way to mark the occasion than a beautiful sample of your genius Sue!
This little beauty is simply breathtaking, the configuration collection is an absolute essential in our crafting arsenal...admittedly I didn't see their full potential in the beginning but I have been a grateful convert of late and try to squeeze one in where I can. Love the colour choice too, cobalt blue is my favourite shade of blue, it's so bold and striking. Great start to the year my dear!
Thankyou for the concerned well wishes due to my absence however, I don't deserve them, I'm well and truly on the naughty step because I could and should have commented yesterday but I let a rather unfortunate incident with my brother and a migraine get in the way.
Whilst the former was in no way influenced by myself...just for a change...the latter, some may speculate, was merely an extended symptom of my Hogmany excesses, surely not though!
Whilst I would actively defend my position, my brother was the main culprit in his own folly- he and his partner were invited to dinner and my mum toiled away to make it perfect for them only for my brother to discover that he had left his needle for his insulin at home! Instead of having his dinner and then returning home for his injection he decided to go into a huff blaming his girlfriend for not putting the needle in her handbag?!?!i was reminded as to why I remain single...with cats....he flounced off home leaving my Mum with the uneaten meal and a sink full of dishes without so much as a goodbye. As you may have deduced, I am the mature, rational, level headed one in the family whereas my brother is clearly a work in progress!
I'm glad you have finally put Yvonne out of her misery Sue by telling us how many cards you managed to create last year. I'm feeling rather smug because I had reckoned that you would produce around three a day minus all the days for filming and die designing, coming up with a grand total of 670, so not too far off the mark. It did make me chuckle at the thought of you producing nearly 3500 though, whilst you are clearly super human that would be a feat hard to emulate even for you:-)
Yvonne, tempting though it may have been to abandon all thoughts of housework today, it will surely be worth getting out the Fairy liquid and dish towel in exchange for a slap up meal courtesy of Jake- he has restored my faith in men with his thoughtful actions, I am surprised that a young lady hAsnt snapped him up already, particularly if he has his mothers good looks....could it be that either nobody can match up to his glorious mother, or does she frighten every girl with a pulse under 30 from venturing within 10ft of him?I guess we will never know:-)enjoy your meal honeyxxx
Tracy, I really admire your fighting spirit, the big c doesn't stand a chance with you on its case! You're bound to have days when the mountain seems insurmountable but we know that you have the right attitude to succeed, try not to stress too much about weight, it's only a number and doesn't define who you are. Huge hugs my dearxxxx
Hugs to Beth, Linda, Theresa, Wheely bad, jan, Rebecca, Saba, Maria, Melody and all my blog buddiesxxx


Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Well done for making that amount of cards Sue & well done Karen ,
Lovely card today lovely and fresh,
Best wishes
Karen M

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, lovely colour combination. I can't believe that you made so many cards in the year!
Well done Denise take care of those orphans!
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love the colours and everything about it.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Jean said...

Very pretty!

terrie said...

Congrats to the winner of the orphan cards.....lucky person
your card turned out really nice...ncie layout and colors...tfs
well done Sue

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another beauty

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty.

Congratulations to the winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love all your configuration die sets as they are so universal & can create so many different card styles as you have shown us on many occasions.
Love the Cobolt blue & white which looks clean fresh.
Love every design element of the pretty card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous Card you have given us today, love the dies you have used they work so well and allow you to come up with so many designs. They are a great investment.

Congratulations Denise on winning the orphans.

Sending love to everyone, Brenda xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Good evening, nearly missed commenting even though I visited much earlier on.
Sue, thanks for putting us ot of our misery. I only guessed as high as 750 because of the mega high other guesses. I should have listened to myself.
Today's card is fantastic, I love the adornment dies and blue is always a hit with me :)
My daughter took me to see the new Star Wars film today as she was desperate to see it. I have never been into the Star Wars franchise even though I love space and fantasy type films. This one though was very y good.
I had to have a nap this afternoon to make up for my exertion. Just trying to watch Silent Witness without dozing off again but it's a struggle.
I am hoping to have a clear table by Wednesday so I can start crafting again, I have missed it.
Wishing good things to all xxx

lion_tamer said...

Totally amazed by the number of cards you made last year love all your cards dies and shows on hochanda you are one clever lady x

Jayne K said...

Happy New Year Sue and thanks for this brilliant card to inspire us! x

Pat James said...

hi sue,

wow!!! we really do think you are a machine, well i dont think i make half the amount you have done forlast year, but well done you, every one of them are beautiful.

hugs pat xx

Eunice said...

I really do like this card, the blue is amazing not to mention the wonderful dies that you utilized. Once again Sue you out did your self.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card I love everything about it from start to finish Blue & white combo is so pretty
Love the confiscation dies so versatile & elagant wow I was well out on the amount of cards you made hehe.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Take care Tracy glad your feeling better try not to forget your medication.x Hug's xxxx
Sending Hug's Wheely Bad TOB Theresa Melody Francis Molly & anyone who needs one (((((((Hug's)))))

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and in some lovely colours together.Lovely dies.
Amazing amount of cards made last year Sue, so funny
to see everyone's different bids

Congrats to Denise for taking home all the orphanage,look
after them well.

Yvonne- aren't you lucky to be invited out,hope you all
had a nice meal.
Lorraine- family !? Hope your migraine got better during the day
Tracy- You are an amazing ,strong woman. We are all cheering for you.
Melody- thinking of you all, hugs.
Txcowgirl- hope all is well in your end and he is doing alright.
Special hugs to Saba,wheelybad,ToB and to anyone who need one
if in these trying times.
To all Wilsonette's and my friends, take care
hugs Maria x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, it's beautiful. Love the colour and the background you have used too.
Di B. x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

First off I really enjoyed your TV demos though I did have to record most of it and watch it across Sunday & today. My want list is longer, oh so much longer!

I think you made todays card just for me! Blue and white plus Configurations, a perfect marriage!

Don't think I was too far off with 2 to 3 cards x 365 days... shame I didn't give you any holidays, how mean of me lol. 650 something is darn good though, don't think I've done half that even if you put them all together over 6 and a bit years! Well done Karen for guessing right.

Well done to yesterday's winners too xxx

Hugs and hope for all those in Scotland, the north of England and Wales who are affected by flooding or the aftermath xxx

Tracy, you're doing damn well hun, I wish so much they didn't but tough days are going to happen sadly. As for weight please don't worry too much, that can be seen to when you're well and it might be part of the chemo. Just worry about getting well and eating as regularly as possible, your body needs the energy. Sending you a big warm hug and a blanket to snuggle under when you feel tired xxx

Melody, sending hugs to all the family xxx

Yvonne G you brought those boys up well, nice to know there are still gentlemen in the world! Hugs xxx

Laine, You deserved a night of revelling, no question. Hope you're getting over getting out for the night xxx

Theresa W, Maria & Lynda I'm doing ok, the usual ups and downs lol. Thank you for thinking of me xxx

Bedtime now, sending hugs to you all, plenty extra if they're needed xxx

T xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Wow...this card is gorgeous! Love the white and cobalt blue and those dies are amazing! You are amazing Sue.

Congrats to Denise - enjoy those beautiful orphans.
Tracy, glad you're feeling a little better. Hang in are an inspiration. Hugs.
Hugs to Laine, Yvonne, Lorraine, Rebecca, Wheely Bad, Melody, Molly, Fluffcat, Txcowgirl and all of the amazing Wilsonettes.
Sleep well all.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue I watched / recorded most of your shows on Hochanda. It's great to see your fab demos :-)
I didn't include my guess for the number of cards made when I commented, but I guessed over at around 765.
I came by this figure as follows;
1 card blogged daily = 365
Die launches approx 100 at a time = 300
Christmas Double Days approx 100 = 765 in total, oh well......
657 is still very impressive compared to my 22 ?

Today's card is very ornate looking. I've yet to try out my configuration dies.
Once I get the Christmas decorations and wrapping paper packed back into the corner of the front bedroom,
(my little craft room ) I can reclaim my crafting space !!

Congratulations Denise

Best Wishes and Happy New Year to you all,

Angela in soggy, S. Wales Xx

June Horrocks said...

The cards today are just beautiful I loved the shows on hochanda could watch you all day thank you sue love you June Horrocks xxxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow that is an incredible amount of cards to make in one year.
I was way out with my guess - I didn't do the maths.
On a good day I can make maybe 3 in one day but mostly struggle to make one due to just not
knowing what design I want. Love your card today, my favourite colour so pretty. x

Lesley Thomas said...

Stunning card, but then I love that cobalt blue, Sue. Congratulations on making 657 cards last year, an incredible feat as far as I am concerned.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful colours you have used
Take care
Hazel G XX

America said...

Love the Navy Blue and cuts on this beauty. WOW!!! 657?? No way! That's awesome and amazing. Woman, YOU ARE A Card Making MACHINE! I probably only made about 150. LOL!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love the colour theme. Huge congratulations on the 657 cards, that's an amazing amount.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

julie laz said...

Love it, how beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz

julie laz said...

Love it, how beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz