Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends!  I had a request for this card so I thought I would make it a giveaway as well.  I started by stamping the Heart of Blossoms stamp using a clear Perfect Medium pad all over a piece of vintage gold card.  I heat embossed the image with gold detail embossing powder.  Next I cut the background into strips and mounted foam on the back of each piece and reassembled them on to a piece of white card with a small gap between them.  I cut a multi-layered frame for my background using the Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.  One out of white card and a smaller gold frame as an inset piece.  I added mounting foam and adhered it over my background.  I stamped the Heart of Blossom stamp again and gold embossed it.  I coloured it with Distress Markers, then cut it out with the matching heart die.  I added a gold paint pen edge to it, then glued clear micro beads into the flowers centres.  I stamped my sentiment and cut out each word on a Pierced Flag die, adding a slightly larger gold flag mat.  I seated the flower with the sentiments forked outward from the side.  Finally, I added a white pierced mat, a gold mat and another white mat to complete the card.   The finished dimensions are 8" x
8 3/4" in size.  If you would like to be entered into the drawing at a chance at winning this card,just leave a comment and check Saturday's blog post for the winner's name.  All for now, Sue x






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165 comments:

Pam said...

Love this card Sue, very lovely.
Hugs and warm thoughts to Melody, Molky and family, Tracey and all who are not well in any way.
Keep warm and safe, it's very cold out there.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you I remember seeing the demo for this little beauty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love this card,which I watched you demo recently.
It is a little different - I do like craft card
Pat x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
glad you put this one on your blog I saw you doing this card is stunning love the heart stamp and the embossing powder thank you tracyw x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the vintage look to it & would also make a lovely Valentines card. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card. I seen you demo this and i think it would make a beautiful valentines card just by changing the colours. The heart die is lovely but i do like this stamp. Might have to go shopping for this one today.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely rich card again today, the gold embossing on the flowers is a stand out.
In case you missed the message yesterday Debra, there is a video in series 1- 6th February 2014 called Dazzling Doily in which Sue demonstrates the messy bow and waxed embossing.
Keep warm, we are in a heat wave here but again waiting for storms
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

This is just beautiful I love it x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love everything about this card, the background is beautiful and the colouring on the heart is gorgeous. I don't have the "ingredients" to make this card but my mind is working out how to use the techniques shown. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The stamped image looks gorgeous coloured like this, and I love kraft card! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this beauty.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card it's very pretty. I love the technique you used for the background as well.
I've just seen the video clip of John, Phil, and Julia taking over Hochanda, it is funny.
Can't wait to see what you all at the weekend. I think my HD box will be working overtime to tape the shows in case I miss some.
Thanks for sharing this card with us
Maggie

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card I loved it when you demod it on Hochanda but seeing it up close I love it more.
The design is wonderful.

Debs A xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I watched you doing this card on Hochanda. It is a beautiful card. The stamp is on my wish list!
Anne M xxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card this one,love everything about it.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Not sure the photos do this justice, lovely card Sue.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love how the background stamping echoes the main focal element. Very lovely.

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue
I saw you demo this it's a great card I do like the background xxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Watched you make this on television.

Love
Roz.x

Janice K said...

A very pretty card that looks so opulent with the gold on gold effect. X

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. This was a good demo to create a lovely card.
Jan
Northampton

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love all the details. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving your card ,nice and vibrant just gorgeous.
Elaine H X

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty. I'd like to request you show us a card made using your Heart of Hearts die, that had a background of lots of tiny hearts. It was on your recent shows & I loved it so much that I bought the die.

Michele

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. I love working with kraft card and this has given me a couple of new ideas
luv
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is gorgeous, love the bright colours of the flowers, just perfect for a cold and wintry day. Remember watching the demo, especially when you did the micro bead centres. Have a fab day. Bx

carol quinn said...

Wow this one just 'pops'
Carol

my craft cupboard said...

oooooooooo this is gorgeous. Love all of the colours.
sharon :)

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, looking forward to the weekend shows.

Chris Curry said...

The heart dies and this stamp is definitely at the top of my want list. I love the versatility of it. This card is gorgeous. Thank you Sue. Xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card and I would love to give it a home. The golden background shows off the colours in the heart perfectly. Best wishes, Anne O

Anonymous said...

Love how you have created the background, Sue, and always like a noble frame. Must try the inner layer too. Colouring not my forte and so always envy your skill, and the little extra touch of the microbeads is perfect.
Hugs to all who need them.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A little bit different, but a lovely card. I love the heart die and stamp and use it a lot, it can be so many different things.

Love Rosemarie x x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love this card , stamping is my thing,love the stamp

Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

IVY Cheong said...

Love love love this card! The heart stamp is a must-have for me. Thank you for the inspiration, Ivy xx

Denise Bryant said...

Sue, thanks for the chance to win this lovely card!

hettygarlick said...

Very beautiful. I love all the stamping in gold and the gold embossing. Gives it a luxurious look.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Another wonderful card today Sue! Love the embossing and the heart looks so lovely.

THANKS MURIEL!! That's really lovely and helpful of you. This blog certainly has the friendliest bunch of crafters I've seen. I'll go and look for the video. Thanks again, Debra x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I like how you've stamped the background with the same stamp as the centrepiece.
B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
I really loved this card when I saw the demo. It looks beautiful close up with the gold tone on tone. I must do more stamping on my cards.
Thank you so much.
Jan

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, very pretty heart coloured beautifully.
Lydia
X

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, love the embossing

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card to win, someone out there will be very lucky

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I really liked this card when I saw you demonstrate it and I particularly like the gold on gold. Looking forward to a fun weekend with the Creative Expressions team, just wish you could have joined them too but will have to be patient until next month for more of your fab demonstrations. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the heat embossing and colours. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Loved this card Sue when you demoed it, and still love it. JJxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card for today,I like the way you have used the stamp,
and the craft card works really well,love it.
Best wishes
Karen M

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I loved this card when I saw you demo it, the gold on gold is gorgeous. It looks lilac and gold on my screen!
Hugs x
Heather T

rae Fraser said...

Lovely card ==I love the colours and the clever design of the card.
Thank you Sue for all the inspiration you give daily!
Rae F

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue, This is just a beautiful card and the flowers fantastic. Just because - and I would so love to win this.

crafty hugs Pen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Georgeous card Sue

Anne

Anne said...

A great card, Sue. Love the background.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I would love to win this card, it is stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Always like your stamped cards Sue and love the colour combo here!
XxRuth

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just gorgeous!...the stamp and Heart of Hearts die are on the wish list already...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

I just would love to win this card. It is absolutly beautiful.
Hugs Jette

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card . love Jean Z xxx

iReneM said...


Beautiful card, Sue.

Love the gold on gold

x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue stunning card today love it just bought the flags and large peirced squares live them
Love June Horrocks xxxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colors.

Tracey Short said...

I saw you demo this on Hochanda, another gorgeous design.

I just love this heart stamp, very different and fresh.

Best Wishes Sue
Tracey, Hull
xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really loved this card when I watched you on Hochanda and am really pleased you have featured it today. The detail in the stamp is beautiful and your embossing, colouring and extra detail show it off so well. Stamping was my first introduction to Card making all those years ago but I must admit I do not do too much these day, mainly for the greeting!
How great it would be to win this card!!
Lesley S x

Tressa said...

A lovely card. I like the method of producing the background. The stamping is great. I assume one could colour the flowers using a brush and the Tim Holtz inkpads in lieu of the pens or use watercolour pencils and get a similar beautiful effect. Thank you.

Teresa

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card Sue and what gorgeous stamps too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

rolfi said...

Morning Sue,
I would say that is a fabulous Valentine card. Love the embossing as well.
Rolf xxx

dmj from kettering said...



I, too, enjoyed seeing this card on Hochanda, and to be able to win it; wonderful!!!





Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, Kraft card can be a bit hard to get my mind round, thanks for the inspiration.
Love the stamp, take care, Jess xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, that is so pretty, love the flowers and the way youve coloured it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Paula said...

That is such a pretty card Sue!! I'm not really a stamper, but this makes me think about trying again! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. I hope I win it!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Bente Sørflaten said...

Such a pretty card!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Val Jones said...

What a beautiful Valentines card this would make Sue. Its stunning and I'd be over the moon if I won it.

Love Val in Spain x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Saw you demo this on Hochanda and really liked it then, so pleased to see it today ( with instructions!). Would make a gorgeous Valentine card. As always your colouring is lovely.
Finally the sun has come out here in Co.Durham! It is cold but that's what winter should be like so I'm happy.
Sending to love and hugs to all that need them especially Melody & Tracy xx
Love to all, Alison xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is "Truly Tremendous" I Watched You Make This Card
When You Were On Television The Background You Created Looks Stunning
I Loved The Stamp Which You Used And Using It With Gold Embossing Powder
On The Gold Card Just Looked Outstanding.
I Love The Heart Die And Stamp That You Used And The Way You Coloured It
Using The Distress Pens From Tim Holtz I've Been Debating Whether To Purchase
Some Of These Pens We'll See!!!!!!!!
Like Many Of Your Wonderful Wilsonettes I've Seen The Fabulously Funny Clip
Of Phill, Julia, & John At Hochanda, I Thought Lisa Would Be On Also Doing The MDF As I Find
The Demos Very Interesting.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing This Tremendous Card,
Your A Star I Appreciate All That You Do
You Inspire Me Daily.
Take Care My Special Friend
Warmest Wishes To To Your Wonderful Mom & Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Good Luck To The Lucky Winner Of Today's Stunning Gift
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, it's amazing that you've only used a couple of components to create it. Lovely with a capital L.
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely lovely card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the vintage look that you have achieved with the embossing.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A pretty card which is so different from the usual
die cuts. It makes me want to go back to embossing and colouring in.
Regards,
Evis M.

Mavis Lynch said...


Hi Sue. What another beautiful card. Yet another item on my wish list
love to win. Mavis L x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, this is a beautiful card would love to own it. Late today as we are still on holiday but the wi-if wouldn't connect this morning but got it at last.
Nancyd xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, the stamping heat-embossing and colouring are fabulous. I really must do more stamping, it's just the colouring in I'm useless at!

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I did see you demo this card and it is lovely to see it in close-up. Beautiful stamping and colouring all enhanced by your brilliant dies.
Frances

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, the gold embossing on the card is really spectacular and the colouring adds to it all love from Jackie xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The gold card and heat embossing gives it an opulant look.

Kate's Cards said...

I love how the flowers really pop. xx

Sylvia Yates said...

This is so gorgeous. I'm willing it to find it's way to my letter - box. Lol. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Margaret Rogers said...

What a lovely card. I think it would make a lovely picture for the wall.

Margaret xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Wow, you continue to be an inspiration.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Always Learning said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card the colours are beautiful and the the gold embossing really gives it a vintage feel. It is also very versatile because you can use different colour schemes. Lovely work. Karen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is beautiful, I saw you demo this card and loved it then, just a brilliant combination of stamps and dies
Wendyx

Nanny Jo said...

What a lovely card, Sue! The colourway is like a breath of spring on a cold, wet day like today! Jo x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card today. A lovely understated design suitable for anyone. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

annieb49 said...

Hi Sue, Love anything with hearts on. This is so different.
Hope you are well,
crafty hugs
From
AnnieB, Irchester

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT NICE BRIGHT CARD. ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE SPRING, EVERY WHERE YOU GO. NOTICED SOME DAFFODILS OUT THE OTHER DAY. BIT EARLY BUT ADMIRE THE FOR TRYING.
THINK THE EMBOSSING MAKES THIS CARD. FABULOUS. GRAND JOB.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

ursula said...

This is such a detailed beautiful card Sue, love the idea of heat embossing the flower on the heart, and the micro beads used, it is so stunning...the overall card is so appealing to me...luv Ursula xx

America said...

WOW what gorgeous GOLD touches from the heat embossing. Brilliant way to showcase stamp with the multi-stamped background cut into strips. Fab dimension too. Lovely work Sue.

Anonymous said...

I think this card would work well for those guys we make cards for...I struggle with guy cards. Love how you created the background in strips. So pretty. Jan D., Florida, USA

Pam B said...

Just lovely

Pam

Vie carter said...

Unusual, but I like it

Vie

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Well, you will never believe it but I just took delivery of the Heart of Hearts die and that stamp and the pierced flags yesterday. I already have the pierced squares so what do you think I will be doing this afternoon?

Lisbeth (nice card by the way)

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, and so easy to adapt for different occasions or people. I have just seen some of your new dies arghhh I need them all!! It will be a long sit down and sort through what I can afford. Missed tha last couple of days but just caught up on them they are gorgeous especially Monday's, as it's the type I love to do. X

Jan from Long Island said...

Wow Sue...this is gorgeous. Love the embossing, the coloring and everything else!!!

Have a beautiful day everyone!
Hugs,
Jan

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card.Love the way you have used the flower stamp on the backgroundx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, we forget that we can use stamps for backgrounds which is great for when you dont have the right background paper available.
Carole eaton

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a stunning card! It's surprising how something as simple as cutting the background into strips can make such a difference to the look of the finished card. I love all the gold embossing as well, it adds a touch of class :)
Bejay x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Just had a long day up the hospital with mum and come back to see such a beautiful card that would be relevant for so many occasions - just lovely.

terrie said...

Such a lovely card...I like the gold embossing that you did on the card...
Well done Sue...it turned out really nice

Dorothy Macdonald said...

What a beautiful card, so different from your others. I love the stamp too.
I don't do much stamping nowadays, this stamp Sue could change everything.

Well done.

Hugs from Dorothy of Baldock.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and chique card Sue.
great embossing and the use of colours.
Gr Karin

Jean said...

So pretty!

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful card even though it's very different to your usual style and I am not keen on hearts either. Also how did I miss seeing it demonstrated?
Feeling at a loose end today, managed some washing up but so much more needs doing.
Happy crafting to one and all.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Lesley Cann said...

Love the design and style of this card but not to keen on the colours you have used. Still I have just bought this stamp so will give it a go in different colours.

barbara macaskill said...

OMG!! I am in love!!! This is such a different card than I am used to seeing from you but I am really digging it!! LOVE the gold embossing, the kraft cardstock and the coloring is delightful!
I think this card needs to come to Vermont USA and be put on my Wall of Honor because there is a spot just waiting for it! The last two weeks have been really sucky and my soul could use a pick me up!! Thanks for the chance to own a Sue Wilson original! Have a great day!

Pearl said...

beautiful card today Sue, the micro beads in the flower centres make all the difference, thank you for sharing.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Different for you but just as lovely.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful stunning card with a difference, another that almost looks antique.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I too remember seeing the demo of this card, absolutely love the double pierced dies
Marlene O.xx

Dawn Holben said...

This is gorgeous and I love the way you have used the stamp as the background and also the focal element too.
It gives it such a different look.
I love the colouring you have done and must add this stamp to my list as it is gorgeous.
Sadly my raspberry grand calibur fell apart yesterday and I have no way of being able to replace it for a few months
so sadly I can't use any of my dies or embosding folders. : - (
But I will still look forward to seeing your wonderful cards and have seen a preview of the new dies and they are gorgeous and there are a few I love so my machine breaking is upsetting me even more lol.

Jane Franklin said...

This is one scrummy card. I just love it. I have all the elements so I can play! Great. Thanks Sue and best wishes to all. Jxxx

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
I sooooo want this card!!! Ive had to get one of the nurses to put my comment in because I can't quite see properly yet!
She said she would do it for me if I promised to be a better patient - don't know how well that will go but I will try.
Regardless of my moaning this is probably my very favourite card of all time! (along with about a 100 other) but this one is really my number one right now!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A really lovely card! I like the heart die with the floral stamp - it's lovely!
Love to all, Myra xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, great colouring

Sherry said...

beautiful card! thanks for a chance to win it!

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I think your card is very beautiful I really love the heart stamp. My dad said I could come an right a comment today an to let you all no why my Nan as not been able to come on my Nan got really unwell with a bad cold an was not well for a long time an then she was taken into hospital an she had pneumonia an she was not getting better for ages because her white blood cells are very low because of her cancer treatment. She is a lot bettynow an is out of hospital an she is staying round my old nans house with her till she is really well because the doctors said grandad could easy catch a bug from her. My old Nan as not got any internet an my dad as been trying to get a wifi bt for Nan but it don't work.we think Nan will be going home in the next week or so. My grandad is very unwell now an my dad an 2 little sisters as been staying with him while Nan is away dad said the last test didn't work an he don't think they will do the operation. The reason I have not been able to come on is because the man who my mum an dad rented our house from which we lived in since I was little told my dad he needed to sell the house so we had to leave so my dad an 2 sisters are at my granddads an me mum an baby sister had to go into a joint house while waiting for the council to find an give us a house. We had to move out a week before Christmas an we all couldn't stay at granddads because the baby always as a cold an grandad can't be near people with colds plus there was not enough room. I have really missed seeing all the lovely cards an I no Nan as to. Thank you everyone who as been leaving comments an not forgetting my grandad I have been reading back at some of the other cards an they all look beautiful. We are hoping to get a house very soon an I be able to come back. Thank you everyone From Molly oxoxox

lindagrady said...

Love the antique look to this card and the way the panels are set up. Very nicely done, Sue.

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue. xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I love everything about this card the background looking quite antique and then the splash of colour in the stamped heart,beautiful.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue This card is lovely quite a different style beautiful colours

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue This card is lovely quite a different style beautiful colours

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous card today. Lots of depth and shine. Great job on the coloring. Reminds me of a very expensive tapestry.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card and so different. I love the tonal background and your colouring of the Heart of Blossoms stamp, beautiful. I was lucky enough to see this demonstration. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Maggie said...

Ah stamping it warms my heart when we get to see a card with stamping, as stamping is where I first came across your fabulous work, I love your dies and the fantastic designs you come up with......but I have to admit stamping is my first love.......thank you for sharing and a giveaway too.......more stamping please Sue. 😊

MaggieH

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card today, and the stamp is gorgeous.
Molly lovely to see you. I hope your family get sorted with a new house very soon.
Love to all who are unwell, unhappy or caring for someone.
Maureen xx

Barbara (C) said...

I like the heat embossed background and the panels are very effective. The white really sets the whole card off. Thank you for sharing all your makes.....

Sheila Barns said...

Hi Sue, I just love this card, the colours work so well together. thank you.

Elizabeth Louise said...
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Elizabeth Louise said...

Hi Sue, enjoyed watching you make this on HOCHANDA, thanks for posting it!
Loving your YouTube videos too....
And this is my first ever comment on a blog...worked out how to add them!

karenlotty said...

Fantastic card and I love how you've gone do this colour way So different from the expected pink or red for hearts

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue love the vintage look of this card. Quite different. Love this look. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue love the vintage look of this card. Quite different. Love this look. Hugs Heather.x

DeCor said...

Really taken with this card. It has sparked all kinds of ideas to some of my older dies. Thank you so much, it is a gorgeous card.

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card you have for us today. Just love the vintage gold colour with white and am loving the stamp.

Such a different look and so inspirational.

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Paulz said...

Hello Sue, I have never used micro beads but like the idea for flower centres. Also like the stamp colours and vintage look very much. Best regards Paulz.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

You are such an expert at stamping and colouring, and it is always such a treat to see you exercising this skill for our benefit. I'm not atall surprised that this card has been requested, it's stunning- I'm afraid that I still have two shows from Hochanda still to watch and I'm guessing that this card features in one of them so I'd better get my skates on and watch them...I've been spending an embarrassing amount of time watching Big Brother and the soaps so I only have myself to blame, I need to prioritise particularly with the mega weekend almost upon us.
I've had a busy day, went to the hospital for another surgical procedure on my skin cancer. I was slightly nervous after my last experience and was tempted not to have the operation but common sense prevailed....and it seemed rude to deny my consultant the opportunity to teach his two students, particularly when he was suited and booted for the job at hand:-) Fingers crossed I'll be luckier this time...I promised not to have a bath for 48 hrs this time just in case it causes another infection:-(
I had a sneaky peek at the new release Sue and I must say they are amazing! It's so exciting! I'm hoping that they will be featured in your shows next month because my cash drought will be officially a thing of the past by then, I can't wait! I won't spoil it for anyone else but there are a few welcome returns as well as some new concepts:-)
Molly, I was so pleased to hear from you, you have no idea just how worried we have all been about you, your gran and grandad. I'm sorry to hear that your gran has been so sick, she's a tough lady though and I'm not surprised she's fought back so bravely, give her my love and well wishes for a speedy recovery and a return home to granddadxxx
What an upheaval for you all having to move out of your home, you poor souls:-( I hope the council can find you a nice home soon so that you can all be together again as a family. You've had to be so brave sweetie, you should be proud of yourself! Hugs to you all, especially granddadxxx
Linda and Wheely bad, sorry to hear that you've been suffering with the dreaded migraines, they can be so debilitating. Hope you both feel better soonxxx
Lorraine F, hope you're feeling chipper today too and that cold hasn't taken a grip, a hot toddy can work wonders....or a few Lemsips?
Yvonne honey, hope you're okay and not suffering from some ailment or infection...it's a bad time of year for such things!Take care and hope to hear from you soon.
Tracy, hope you are well too and the chemo is going to plan, it's a long hard slog but you're doing just greatxxx
Love and hugs to all my buddies and absent friendsxxxx

Laine1972xxxx

michael thomas jeffries said...

What a stunning card. The colours are perfect and tone so well with the background. So inspirational.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the colours.
Di B. x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I always love it when you go back to rubber stamping as that's when I first saw you on C&C all those years ago. You were demonstrating summers stamps with flip-flops and ladies in swimming costumes if I remember right.

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue really love this so different from most of the cards you do keep the the craft card ones coming please

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a very different cards from you today, I love it!

Hope all is well with you, love Brenda XXX

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love all the gold embossing!! That stamp is gorgeous!! Love it!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Wow!! I really love this card, is there no end to your talents?

Molly, I'm so sorry your Nan has been so ill I hope she's soon back with your Grandad, and your poor Grandad I really hope they can do the operation. How awful that you are all split up I hope you all get sorted with a house soon xx

Thank you Laine, I'm feeling better now. I hope your operation wasn't too bad x

Hugs
Linda xx

Eunice said...

Wow what a pretty card!! Thanks Sue!

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Oh my goodness - absolutely adore this card. I fell in love with it when you showed it on Hochanda and was completely transfixed to the screen whilst you made it. I trust you have had a rewarding and worthwhile trip and managed to muddle through without me x
Checked my e mails for the first time in over a week today and imagine my delight and excitement when I came across more than one e mail inviting me to preview your up and coming new collection. And how beautiful are they. So dumbfounded that you have once again managed to create such an original and astoundingly unique set of pure genius so soon after the last collection. Your crafty acumen far exceeds that of anyone I can think of!! And that is why we all love you x
I feel like I have been away for forever!! Was taken over by a severe bout of fatigue with my energy levels burying themselves 6 feet under. Today has been the first day of being able to achieve a vertical position for longer than 10 minutes.
I am not going to go into details of the rather lovely event that tired me out but it is a story worth sharing but I will leave you in suspense until I am able to type for a bit longer.
Haven't caught up on everyone's news yet and what you have al been up to but am going to try and achieve this tomorrow. It will keep me out of mischief and away from the housework.
Lots of love to everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card and really like how the gold embossing on the stamped image looks. Yvonne N.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, hope you're all keeping well.
I saw this card on your recent show on Hochanda. Beautiful, Sue.
I bought the Heart of Hearts Die and this lovely stamp from Ben last Thursday, after seeing your demo and card samples on TV.

Congratulations PharmacyMichele on being one of the comment game winners. ( I used to be a Pharmacy Technician ).

Sorry, I've just been flitting by, not commenting the last few days.
Our older rescue dog, Sooty ( who's 14 or so ) wasn't well on Boxing Day and when we took her to the vets on Tues, Dec 29th,
( the first day they were open after Christmas ) we found out she was seriously ill, in Renal failure.
We had to take her from our local branch to the main veterinary branch where she spent the rest of the day and night having I.v fluids pushed through her.
The outlook didn't look promising, as her creatinin, urea and phosphate levels were off the scale.
We'd made the decision to bring her back home on the Wednesday, so she'd be comfortable and in familiar surroundings.
And if we needed to we'd have the vet to the house on Thurs,( New Year's Eve)
to put her to sleep.
Thankfully we'd managed to get her eating the tin of renal food we'd brought home from the vet, by hand feeding her and she was holding her own. So we decided to see how things went, until the weekend.
Sooty was continuing to eat and showing signs of improvement and on the Saturday, Ken had to drive to the main, Swansea Branch to
buy some more food for her.
So far, Sooty is still here and I'm continuing to hand feed her. She'd been eating well up until yesterday, when I had problems getting her to eat. I think she dislikes the Renal biscuits I'd introduced into her diet a few days ago mixed with the meat.
Today I have gotten her to eat three small meals so far, just the meat, so hopefully it was just a blip, and we're back on track.
Sooty can only have her Renal diet now, so it's imperative I keep her eating.
No more dog treats or milk for her ever again !!!
Her tail which was between her legs when we brought her home, has gradually risen and is now being held up.
Sooty's doing well, considering Ken and I thought we'd be seeing in the New year without her :-)

Best Wishes and hugs to you all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Janice Brummett said...

Love the gold embossing as it really set off the heart/flowers. Beautiful stamp and coloring.

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love it.

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Wish my colouring looked this good.
Taka care everyone.

Nicola Belshaw said...

Love love love this card. I always love a nice flower! X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Lovely card. Loving the stamp. So pretty x

Laura O said...

fab card ,love this card so pretty ,Laura O

June Horrocks said...

Love love this card xxxxxxxxx

Sassy said...

This card is lovely with the beautifully created background and focal image. I always love the frames you create and have learned a great deal from your creations and watching your videos. Thank you!

Sandra Smith

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