Monday, 29 February 2016

Can't Wait To Share

Hello bloggers!  I have been very excited to share with you something completely new for me.  I have had a go at designing my own paper pad and it has just been launched at our trade show this past week.  I didn't get to see it until I returned home recently and I have to say that I am over the moon with the way it has come out!  I had a bit of time after the trade show and sat down to create a few cards with it to share with you.  Here is the first one featuring the soft blue colour and one of the pattern designs.  The pad is called Classic Elegance and consists of three major patterns that have three coordinating patterns so six in total and they are all done in four colour choices, with four of each to use.  They are all pastel backgrounds with patterns printed in white for a very soft look and they coordinate with our Foundations card very nicely too.  There are 48 sheets in total and the pad is 8" x  8" in size.  It is now available to ship to your favourite retailers, so if you like it, please ask them to carry it!  I have included a picture at the end of the post of what it looks like too.  For today's card, I cut an aperture in the upper part of the blue patterned design using the Lauren die.  I cut the decorative part of that die out of white card and added a piece of white card behind it that I had glittered with Diamond Snow.  I raised the background piece up with foam for dimension and added the decorative piece behind.  I cut a white on white Ravello Striplet to use under the focal element.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and then created a flower using the same decorative paper as the background.  I used the Complete petal Peony for this and added the matching white edge to it.  I seated it on my bow and added a few Lace Edged Leaves around it.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the smaller oval die from the Lauren.  I cut a glittered mat for it to sit on using the slightly larger oval from the set.  I cut two more smaller flowers out of the decorative card, with matching white edges to seat on the top of the sentiment.  The card was completed with a pierced white mat, a thin blue mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  I will try to get another sample up for you this week showcasing a different pattern and colour from the paper pad.  Well, what's the verdict (she asks sheepishly), do you like it?  All for now, Sue x









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193 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card, so lovely. The paper pad looks gorgeous, well done.
Daily hugs to al
L including Sue, Melody , Francis, Molly, Laine and Tracey.
It's very cold and frosty this morning, take care and keep warm.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card and your paper pad looks amazing well done you.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Beautiful card. Another winner and the paper pad looks amazing. You are so clever. Thank you.
D x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a beautiful card and such pretty papers.
Sue they really are lovely. Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. What a pretty card and the paper pad looks gorgeous. Look forward to more creations.
Jan
Northampton

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh my goodness do I like it, Nooooo, I LOVE it what fabulous patterns and I like the idea of pastel colours, I am not a person who likes big bold patterns, I have loads of pads here that I would never ever use but this one I am definitely going to be getting, must get onto my supplier now.

Love the card too.

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

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies the paper padlooks great where can you get them from sue I would love some thank you tracyw x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love your card today, it's so pretty. I love your new papers and like the fact they are pastel. Definitely going on my shopping list.

Big Hugs

Tina XX

Loraine Jefferis said...

Love this card Sue. The papers look gorgeous. I have just ordered them from Julia Watts website. Can't wait for them to arrive. Best wishes lovely lady. Loraine Jefferis xx

Jan.moogie said...

What a pretty card Sue and just adore the backing papers, colour is just right. Well done you on producing such exquisite papers and thank you for putting them in a pad for us. Looking forward to getting mine when I can. Have a great day, hugs xxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love your paper pads they look amazing. Yvonne xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. That's fantastic news - I love it :-) Beautiful colours and designs, and so versatile. Definitely going on my wish list. Love your gorgeous card too. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely beautiful card, and your papers look gorgeous.
Jane

DeCor said...

Gorgeous paper Sue! ! What a great extra treat. It sets off beautifully in this lovely card. Can't wait to get some

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters everywhere on this cold frosty morning.
What a beautifull card!!!!
I am not into paper pads, but will definitely be adding this to my crafty stash. The dies used are so pretty and the use of colours is exceptional.
Love and crafty hugs to you all.
Tina T xxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and of course I love your paper pad - need you ask!!! At first glance at the card I thought you'd made your own background by stamping and embossing, to find that it was your new paper designs was brilliant. The patterns are subtle and very usable, I don't think it will be long before it sells out. Sue XXX

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, very wedding like, lovely paper.

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue and the papers are pretty and elegant x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. The papers are really subtle and so pretty,must say more my thing than many bolder ones. Can't see your newest addition to your range being anything other than a great success. What's next?
Did you mean what you say at the beginning of the blog by the way,think you meant Hello?

Anonymous said...

Pretty card today Sue. The papers look lovely, well done! JJxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love your new paper pad the colours are amazing
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love your new paper pad the colours are amazing
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
The paper pad is on it's way to me1 Julia Watts stocks it and I managed to get both yours and Johns - so lots to play with! Can't wait for it to arrive.
The card is really pretty and I will be having a go as soon as I get your pad.
Fabulous - another pat on the back for you both!
Anne M xxx

Clai01 said...

Of course me likes it! saying so not so sheepishly...
love what i can see so far of the papers, i'm thinking it will match my favourite cardstock perfectly!

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Well.... It's about time!!! Been waiting for this for ages as I find matching small and subtle background papers very difficult sometimes. I reckon they will sell like hot cakes! So much so I ordered mine before commenting today. Fab card as always.

Maria Illsley said...

Congratulations Sue on the wonderful papers they look amazing.
The card is lovely too xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Pretty card, pretty papers. Another string to your bow! Congratulations!
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card and gorgeous paper pad, love the delicate design which will make it very versatile.x

carol quinn said...

Pretty card, the papers are amazing, it looks 'embossed'
Carol

auscrafts said...

Lovely card and the papers look pretty

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
I'm loving the paper pad.

Debs cards xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am loving the amazing paper pad you are a very talented lady. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Very pretty card and yes, the background papers are lovely, soft and pastel to use in our favourite Sue Wilson style cards. I have to agree I am not into the bright background papers and have quite a stash from mixed pads I have bought over the years which I may never use. Will be checking to see if I can get these here in Oz.
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Definitely not hell, Sue, (see hollyberry's comment) - more like paper heaven!! Such a pretty card and well done you on the new paper pads, popular immediately.
Caught John's late show, have to say he goes from strength to strength, you really have a fantastic team.
Hugs all round - especially to Scamp, doing so well hurrah.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card , really lovely. I think the paper pad is stunning & is sure to be very popular.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

What a lovely card and what a great idea Sue. Are they double sided papers ? Love the look of them, especially in pastel colours. Thank you. xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well done on producing another winning product, the papers look beautiful, and the card is awesome. Have a great day everyone. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
How exciting to have your own paper range, do I like it? ........ No I LOVE IT! I love pastel colours more than bold so it's just up my street. I think today's card is gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love the new paper, my favourite colour today, but I think I will love them all
Your card is stunning.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sue and your paper pad looks really pretty

Anne

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations, i am so happy for you,
Your card is beautiful as always, loving the soft designs on your paper pad.
Take care
Elaine H X

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Congratulations. Your paper pad looks wonderful. So pretty.
Beautiful card.
Jan

Karen Derbyshire said...

Very pretty card Sue, and the paper pads sound really nice.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations on your papers..they look gorgeous.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Double sided papers are always a 'hit' with me, and this paper pad is very, very pretty. Showcased here on this beautiful card, it is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Congratulations on another achievement, the papers look amazing, so delicate.
Love the beautiful card, fantastic combination of Die work.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, It had only to be. A matter of time. Brilliant paper pad, must have. Personally I don't like bold papers so this is fantastic. Beautiful today as well.

Love Rosemarie x x

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue and the paper pad is gorgeous and will compliment all of your delicate dies so well.
Have a great day,
XxxRuth

Anne said...

I have been trying so hard not to buy new paper but now both you and John have brought out such beautiful pads that I will have to succumb.

A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Your papers look beautiful, The card is gorgeous. I used the Lauren die set on Saturday for the first time, it cuts out beautifully and is very delicate looking.
No crafting today, I'm babysitting my two youngest grandchildren.
Happy crafting
Maggie

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, love these papers you have designed they are nice soft pastels and I do like the card you've made it looks so pretty and feminine, I shall look forward to seeing more of your papers
Kathy B x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, and you must be so proud of your paper pack. I think its beautiful and a must have for any crafter Congratulations.
Wendyx

sandy acland said...

A very elegant card:0)

Sandy (tort)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Hell yes!...I can see this becoming my go-to paper pad, love the soft, subtle designs and colours, perfect for adding some additional detail to a card design without being too strident...and I think you've used the perfect dies to showcase the paper you've used on this card - everything works so well together...well done you!...

Izzy

hettygarlick said...

Very pretty Sue. Good luck with launching the paper pad. Like John Lockwood, I'm a "paper stroker". I have a whole drawer full of lovely papers but I never use them because I can't bear to cut into them! I really should try to use some of them. :)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I just zoomed and noticed its like the E/Folder patterns, but no Bed of Roses !
So pretty you must be so pleased to see your dreams in print!
I will order these,I think they will be used lol! I have enough Anna Griffin to open a shop that I don't use!
Take care Sue!
Love Marg

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card!
Congratulations on your paper launch!
The pad looks amazing with all the soft colours and pretty patterns, can't wait to get my hands on it ;))

Stenny63 said...

So pleased that you!ve done these papers, Sue. I love that they match my favourite Foundations colours, so I know they will coordinate. I usually shy away from patterned papers as I don't have/ can't get a plain card that matches the colour tones but will definitely go for these and hope I can make a card as pretty as yours! Thank you x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and I'm so pleased you have brought out this beautiful-looking paper pad. I find too many pads are so bright with large patterns and I'm always looking for pastel colours with elegant designs and you've made this happen! Can't wait to buy some. We've all said it before but I'll say it again - you are just amazing! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the paper pad looks gorgeous, beautiful colours . love Jean Z xxx

Diane said...

Hello Sue
What a pretty delicate card today, the Lauren die is gorgeous isn't it. Love the new paper pads, just what we need, small and delicate and matching the card stock too - fabulous.
Take care
Love Diane xxxx

fame01 said...

HI Sue
What a very pretty card I so fresh looking , the paper pad is amazing so delicate .. Well done you
Hug's Sarah N xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and gorgeous paper pad, well done you!
B xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. What a delicate, pretty card you have given us today. Love the matching paper pad. Hope my fav craft shop will have it in stock when I next visit. It's already on my "must have" list. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

hazel young said...

Wow Sue you never fail to amaze me with your talent love the card and paper pad x xhazel

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Your paper pad looks great, such nice soft colours and double sided too!
It's great to have papers with small patterns as they can be used on any size card, sometimes big patterns just look wrong on
small cards and overwhelm it and as someone who generally uses 6 x 6 cards this is just perfect. Thank you Sue, will be keeping my
eyes open for your pad on my favourite online site. x

SueJ said...

This card is gorgeous Sue, love the die you have used.
I like pastel always so delicate and fresh looking. The paper pad is a nice addition, love the fact that it matches the foundation card colours.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, and I love the look of your new paper pad, delicate design and gorgeous colours. Look forward to seeing more of it in your cards.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW To both the card and paper pad. The colours on the card are beautiful and they are on the paper pad. Looks very elegant and classic with the pastel colours and little flowers. You have done it again, something else to go on my shopping list lol. Take care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well what will you invent for us next? The paper pad is just gorgeous soft and gentle in colours and designs. Your card is just stunning as well, love the flowers. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, love the soft colours of the paper pad.xx

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, thank you.

The new paper pad looks fab and the flowers are great, I must look out for it, the designs look so subtle.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and the paper pad sounds good.
Marion H

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card really pretty. What a perfect title for your amazing paper pad, I love pastel shades and this especially with the subtle white print is a must have.....well done you!
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the look of the paper pad

dmj from kettering said...

Love the card, and the papers look soo elegant!!





Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card and the paperpad looks georgeous.
Greetje

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue so excited about the papers these are lovely loved your dies John used on his shows he's so good and now today we have another gooden Julia with your dies thank you love June Horrocks xxxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, is there no end to your talents? No I don't think there is : )
I love it!!! Congratulations!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

karenlotty said...

Well done you! They are very pretty and like somebody has already said - perfect for smaller cards What's next? Stencils/masks? Hee hee

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning, design card and colours Sue
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

How pretty the papers are. Congratulations on their release. Love today's card. I do like cards that go down into the focal element (I think that is what I mean). Thanks Sue,

Lisbeth

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

Georgeous card this morning. And the papers? What's not to like about a sue Wilson product?? LOVE IT

Well ladies getting a planning scan for radiotherapy today at the beatson hospital in Glasgow.
Last chemo tomorrow!! Woo hoo. Glad it will be over soon then I can try get back to a bit of normality. It's been a bit of a journey

Love to all xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, WOW is there no end to your talent, beautiful papers (still waiting for you to produce a die cutting machine, as I have spoken to you before) Gorgeous card
I will be buying this pad when available. Hugs Theresa xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card,good luck with your lovely papers,what a good idea,
Good luck Tracy ,hope you will soon be on the mend. xxx
Best wishes
Karen M

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card. I don't usually use papers but will certainly give these a try.
They are just so pretty.
Well done Tracy S. Here's to you going from strength to strength.
Regards,
Evis M.

STELLA MUNN said...

I like them Sue. I don't use patterned papers much, but did use Phill's Christmas ones and found them really useful. I will definitely be buying this one. Very pretty. x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A gorgeous card and gorgeous paper. Verdict on paper: fab. It's the Sue Wilson elegance personified. I like it that you have patterns in there that match or complement your embossing folders - good thinking batman!
Hugs, Sue

is there no end to your talents?

America said...

What a beautiful card with so much lovely cut detailing, sparkle and dimension. ooooh and that new DP of yours is so lovely in these patterns and its soft colors. You are super talented. Super excited for your new DP line and can't wait to give these a go! :)

Susan White said...

Love card, and what pretty papers! They'll go on my list for when my current stash is used up, as I've promised my other half no more additions until it has reduced!!! Susan x

Paula said...

Beautiful card Sue, you've even used my favourite colours! As for the paper pad, I think that's lovely, but then I don't think you are capable of designing anything that isn't. :) I look forward to seeing more.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
so well designed, so well done...
Your paper pad is wonderful and the card is so elegant again...
Rolf xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card so elegant, the paper pads are gorgeous, nice pastel colours, great for making flowers.
Take care everyone,mJess xxx

Nanny Jo said...

I love the card, Sue, and I really love the colours and patterns on the paper pad! 8x8 is also one of my favourite card sizes, too, so it hits all the right spots!! Jo x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning sue and the wilsonettes,
This is a pretty, pretty card Sue, so soft in colour but so pretty. I have the Glasgow show this weekend coming so i am on the look out for a few dies of yours, but top of the list is the Lauren as it is so beautiful and maybe a few more besides, hee hee. I notice that you have made your paper pad a decient weight so that it can be multi purpose and not that thin skinny stuff that to me is printer or photo copier paper. At this weight it is lovely and malable for the flowers but also heavy enough to use as a backing paper although i would take the middle out of the hidden mat just so i wasn't wasting it, but hey i'm a Scot so what else would you expect. Thank you Sue for such a pretty card and the inspiration that you set alight inside of me when you show your wonderful creations.
Well folks its short and sweet this morning as i have to go to Stirling so i will wish you all a good day and sending hugs to all that need them
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card. Good luck with your paper line. It certainly appeals to me.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Crisco said...

Absolutely love those ... so adorable !

my craft cupboard said...

Sue your card is beautiful, I do love the new paper, it's gorgeous!!!

Kiraneries said...

I Sue, a gorgeous card. It is so pretty and feminine looking. I love it and your new papers.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Classic elegance, just like you.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue well I don't think these pads will stay on the shelf long the papers are absolutely beautiful. Love from Jackie xx

gingernuts said...

WOW sue. The pads are gorgeous cannot wait to see they will
off the shelves quickly. do we know the price of them. Mavis L x

Kate's Cards said...

How exciting! xx

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, it's so delicate and classy. Love, Ivy C x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
The card is truly beautiful and the new paper pad looks incredible!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

The card is very beautiful and all I can day about the papers is WOW.xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is "Truly Exquisite, Rich, Opulent" I Truly Love The Awesome
"Lauren Die" Also The Fabulous Striplet, The Very Beautiful Peony Flower,
And The Tremendous Lace Edged Leaves, I Was Extremely Lucky To Win
"The Lace Edged Leaves Die" When You Were Giving Everyone A Chance Of Winning The Awesome
New Dies......
Now You Bring To Us The Most Truly "Exquisite Beautiful Fabulous Paper Pad", I Just Love It
I'll Have To Order Two One To Use And One Too Stroke Lol!!!!!
Sue Your So "Truly Talented" I'm So Very Thrilled For You, I Can't Wait For Them To Be With The
Retailers, Sue I Really Hope That You've Had A "Tremendous Amount" Of The Pads Made As
These Paper Pads Are Truly Stunning And Your Onto A Winner With Them They Are A "WOW WOW WOW"
Sue Take Great Care Thank You For Sharing "You Inspire Me Daily And I Truly Appreciate It".
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Barbara (C) said...
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Barbara (C) said...

Have all ready got this on order from my retailer and looking forward to its arrival. Great designs and for me the bit hit is the pastel colours and subtle design adding to projects but in a way understated if that makes sense! Bank balance has groaned a lot recently with the addition of some more flower dies but all in a good cause for my charity cards

CraftyJo said...

Looks lovely, well done :)

Suebak said...

Delightful. A lot of work went into your card yet the end result is simply elegant. Loving the new paper pad and nice that it coordinates with your Foundations card.

Susan x

sued99 said...

Love the card. Love the paper pad. Sometimes it's hard to find really nice small patterns.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and your paper pad is exactly as it says on the cover Classical Elegannce, love it and huge congratulations

Tracy, good luck with the planning scan and I'm sure you will be relieved to finish your chemo tomorrow, caring hugs to you

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Nana on the Hill said...

Brilliant, the card stock is beautiful, your so Clever, & I'm sure will be a big seller for you. I just love your card, & will be putting the dies on my must have list.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the paper pad...it's stunning and I definitely will check my retailer to see if she carries it...so pretty. Your card is so stunning...such a girly card...love it! Jan D., Florida, USA

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the colours. Your paper pad is so gorgeous it will be a big sell out.
take care
Wendy

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. I love, love, love this card. Give me flowers and bows and I'm in love! Congratulations on the launch of your paper pad...it's absolutely gorgeous!!!

Tracy, I'll be thinking of you today and tomorrow. You rock!!!
Laine and Yvonne, I'm so looking forward to your banter starting up again.

Hugs to all!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card Sue and WOW what a lovely paper pad with lovely soft colours, cant wait to see it. Congratulations.

Jane Franklin said...

The paper and card make a fab combination. Well done Sue its great. Will be ordering that pad as I too prefer subtle patterns and colour. I wonder what might be next!! Best wishes jxxx

jenny back said...

I love the papers Sue the print is the perfect size to use with dies and such a lovely colour range. Congratulations!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, gorgeous papers, is there no end to your talent?
love to all, Maureen xxx

Jean said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!!!

SusanP, Kent said...

Fabulous card and the paper pad looks wonderful! Amazing that you haven't been asked to design it before now.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous both the card and th paper pad.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

terrie said...

Such a lovely card...love the soft feel of the pastel color...
Congrats on your new line of paper....
Well done Sue

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a delightful card! I think you have a hit on your hands with your great new paper pad. Well done, you :) I bet now that you've taken the first step you'll be designing like made and I hope we will see more of your designs in the near future.
Bejay x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh we'll done Sue. Many congratulations on your new venture. I shall be requesting your papers from my little craft shop tomorrow, I can't bare it that she doesn't open on a Monday !! And as a personal treat to myself for the best market day ever (all thanks to your outstanding dies I must add) I'm going to treat myself to a few new collection dies while I'm at the shop. If it wasn't for you giving us the tools, your blog, and all your inspiration I wouldn't have done so well yesterday.
Today you have showcased your new paper's beautifully with the most delicate of cards. I'm so glad that CE send out their orders to the shop so soon as I'm not a particular patient person so having to wait too long will do 'me ed in' lol.

I'm so pleased to read the excitement you feel today.
Sending my hugs to you xxx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, can't wait to get my hands on it, and the card is beautiful too, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Vie Carter said...

This paper just lends itself to your flowers and creates such a pretty look
This pad coupled with your dies is a winner!!

Lovely card today Sue

Vie
x

barbara macaskill said...

Oh my goodness!! How special!! Congratulations on the beautiful new papers!! Your Mom is looking down beaming with pride! They are truly lovely!! Can't wait for them to arrive across the pond so I can get my hands on them!!! Beautiful card too!!! TFS!

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today. The Lauren die is so pretty and so are your new papers. They're soft and delicate, perfect for any card theme and style. Hope you're feeling ok. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

gailgale said...

Beautiful, Beautiful!!!!
Congratulations, the paper is lovely.

Robin Sachs said...

Beautiful card as always. Love the backing papers - beautiful patterns and colors.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Congrats for your new papers, they are wonderful, elegant and very sweet!!
Love this card!!

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Paper pad looks fab., beautiful soft colours and nice small patterns which makes it ideal for smaller projects. Love the card
Regards
Dorianne

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card today , quite delicate. The papers are gorgeous - I don't know how you keep coming up with all these different things . I'm really pleased that you've done them in pastel shades - far more my cup of tea than the really bold designs.
Tracy - hope things go well tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card, love the delicate pale blue paper and the dies are stunning, must look out for these at SECC this week. Sue can we not get someone from Creative Expressions to SECC
sometime, or get 1 or 2 of the team for a workshop. Scotland would love it we dont get many of "THE BIGGIES" now.

Thank you for all your wonderful products Sue.

Hope you are feeling a wee bit stronger
Love & Hugs
Lorraine - Glasgow Scotland. xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card today and yesterday! It's not easy commenting just now but things will get back to normal fairly soon!
I love the paper/ card packs! Really beautiful.
Keep going Tracy so pleased the end of the the chemotherapy is very close! Take care!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:

Definitely love the new paper designs by you. I am always looking for delicate paper as I prefer it over the bolder designs. Wish I could get this in Canada.
Love all of your products Sue. Well done.

Lisa Johnson

Lesley Cann said...

Great card to show off your new papers which I love. I do not usually use patterned paper but is so delicate I shall definitely use it.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty, though probably a bit fussy for me, but know many who would love it. Paper pad looks stunning...

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like the Lauren die and the effect you have achieved. I like the colours and subtle print on the paper pad, the flowers are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I'm loving the petite patterns in the paper pads and the cards gorgeous.

ursula said...

Loving that new paper pad Sue, the colours are lovely.....also that beautiful card made with it, how lovely.....I just love these dies, have them both, so walla, must give them a try....luv Ursula xx

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, & the new papers look wonderful

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love your new papers. I like using papers, mostly for background interest, and these colours and designs are right up my street. Congratulations on a job well done.

Alison - what great news about Scamp, their powers of recovery always amaze me. I am so pleased for you both.

Tracy - hope today's planning scan went well and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow as you go through your last chemo.

Frances

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue, and the paper range looks very pretty.
Rosemary xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FAB PAPER, LOVE THE PASTEL SHADES.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Lynne L said...

Beautiful card The Lauren die is so pretty I love the new papers the pastel shades will be very useful

Lynne L said...

Beautiful card The Lauren die is so pretty I love the new papers the pastel shades will be very useful

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
The paper pad is absolutely gorgeous sue x I really struggle to find a patterned piece of paper that is worthy enough to sit amongst the beauty and elegance of your dies on my cards but I think you have it perfected it x I really hope they will co-ordinate with the foundation range xxx thankyou sue for sharing your designing expertise with us x
Tracy thinking of you tomorrow x
Laine your not the only one who gets her thrills from a parcel of funny shaped metal pieces ! You should see me when the scrap man drives past xxx
Wheely bad sending you hugs and hope your having a better day x
Yvonne hurry up and get better missing your comments x
Alison really pleased scamps getting better x must be a weight off your mind x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

liz spooner said...

Is there no end to your talents Sue. this paper pad is beautiful and so is the card today.xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
The new paper pad looks amazing and its in my favourite 8X8 size. I am a big fan of pastel shades and the papers look so pretty.

Judy Holler said...

Love the soft pastel colors and the delicate designs. The 8 x 8 size works very well. We are blessed that we get to enjoy your lovely designs. Thank you.
Judy Hollers

Tracy Stitt said...

I agree Lorraine we get other big companies but not creative expressions. That's why I stopped going to the show. It's getting smaller every year. So I save the money that I would've spent traveling, lunch, entry fee etc and treat myself to a new die! Lol

Did sue and Julia not do a class at craftworld? In Hillingdon a few years ago on a craft tour? I missed it as usual I was raging!! Lol x

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! The paper is gorgeous!! Love the color combination!! The paper pad designed by you is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the soft designs!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Pat S Witney said...

Hi assume
I just love your new paper pad. Loving the subtle colours. Love the card as well Sue.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Is there no end to your talents dear Sue? I find it so endearing that you still have doubts over how well your innovations will be received, we are your adoring public and you can do no wrong in my eyes. The papers are candylicious, I love the soft pastel tones and the delicate design is so appealing- I don't often use patterned papers anymore but these could definitely convert me back to using them again.
I love the design of today's card, the Lauren die is stunning in its intricacy and the Ravello striplet is a beautiful touch- I love the patterned peonies and the new lace edged leaves, they really add a stunning finish and I am so glad I bought them the other day.
Well done Sue and good luck with your new range....not that you'll need it:-)
After teasing me all weekend I finally got my new dies today and the orange blossom stamps:-) I get such a sense of satisfaction unwrapping them, arranging my die folders and putting them on their magnetic sheets in the right folder....I have fifteen folders now, mainly SW stuff, and each holds a certain category such as the noble collection, finishing touches or striplet and Gemini collections...a bit OCD I know but it gives me a warm happy glow to see them stored properly. I wonder if there is a collective noun to describe a group of metal die enthusiasts? If not, there should be, it could be Wilsonettes in honour of the best die designer in the known world, what do you think?:-)
I can tell that you think I have too much time on my hands, and you'd be correct because I am twiddling my thumbs waiting for something exciting to happen instead of being productive and actually using the dies!??! If it wasn't for the daily inspiration I get from Sue I would be a sad, hopeless case.....
Lots of news on the Hochanda front, Crafters Companion are jumping ship from C&C and so is Debbie Shore! It seems that they must be just as fed up with the saturation of Tattered Lace and Hunkydory products and the focus on hard sell rather than informative demos as the viewers are....is this the beginning of the end for C&C I wonder?
Lorraine and Tracy, I too would dearly love for Sue and the CE team to travel North of the border- having to travel down to London and Birmingham isn't easy and I would love to meet the experts personally, maybe they will consider a trip if we beg them enough:-)
Tracy, thinking of you for tomorrow, what a momentous day, it's a huge hurdle to overcome so well done you sweetie, onwards and upwards! Have you any nice plans for your birthday?
Alison, hope Scamp is well and managing to be sensible and a good girlxx
Lorraine, hope you are okay, it's been a while....hugs to other absent buddies such as Yvonne, Beth, deb c, Rebecca, Saba,Maria , and Melodyxxx
Extra hugs to Pam, Wheely Bad, Theresa, Lindaxxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and the paper pad looks great, lovely colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow Sue I love your new paper pad .
The papers look so delicate & pretty & will compliment the foundation card.
Your card is Gorgeous very elegant love the flowers.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy I hope your planing scan went well today & so pleased it's your last chemo tomorrow
You have done so well my friend.. Big Hug's xxx

Yvonne G I hope your feeling a little better take care.xx

Wheelybad hope the migraine is getting better they are horrible I suffer with them too.
i hope you haven't gone down with this virus that's going round I have had it now for over three weeks
It just takes the stuffing out of you. Take care my friend big Hug's love Lynda cuddles for Billy xxx

BETH & DEB C hope your both ok still miss you both Hug's xxx

Hug's For friends & everyone xxx

ang said...

Lovely card paper looks delicate and pretty angxx

Theresa Pace said...

can't wait to see your paper pad in person. looks great. fab card too, hugs xx

Carron McNeil said...

Lovely paper pad cant wait to get my hands on 2 1 to keep and 1 to use xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The paper is lovely. Quite subtle and delicate.
Will definitely look out for it.
Veronique L

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card and those paper pads look absolutely fantastic. Hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card and those paper pads look absolutely fantastic. Hugs to all Johanna

nannapat said...

Love the card Sue and your paper pad looks absolutely beautiful. Your cards are always elegant so your paper designs are bound to be very tasteful. Pat x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Love todays card - it is stunning.

These papers are just what I need. So delicate and subtle, they are going to be a brilliant addition to my stash. THANK YOU xx

Hope you are OK Love Brenda xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,great paper pad you must be delighted ,Laura O

Littlelamb said...

Love this card and the paper pad. Thank you.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful pad and card.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card & am loving your paper pad, so subtle & just up my street.( is there no end to your talent ? ) Well done you.
Marlene O xx

iReneM said...


Such a lovely card and
brilliant news about your new paper designs

x

Betty McAlister said...


Hi Sue. Lovely card today. I do still use backing papers so as they look very subtle and suitable for all occasions, guess they'll end up in my craft room before too long! X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! What a fabulous card today !!! And what a fabulous new paper pad !!! I love everything about this card. The Lauren die looks so lovely and I love the look of your new Ravello Striplet Die too. As you can guess, both dies are on my wish list !!! Your Peony flowers used with your new papers just look absolutely stunning Sue. You must be so proud of yourself. Your new paper pad looks gorgeous. Such lovely small designs, just right to use with any sized card and I love the coordinating papers that mix and match to. Great pastel colours. Just perfect for making beautiful spring cards !!! I am so pleased that they will co-ordinate with the foundations card stock. I can't wait to buy some. Thank you for all your hard work to bring us more gorgeous crafty goodies and thank you for today's beautiful card. x x x

Sending lots of love and hugs to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Tressa said...

I am not normally one for patterned papers but, being lucky enough to get a sneak preview of this pad, I have to say I was very impressed by it, it is truly gorgeous and will definitely go into my collection.

The card, as ever, is beautiful.

Eunice said...

The card is absolutely beautiful!!!! Your papers look very inviting and soft. Once again I believe that you have a winner on your hands.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Love the new papers and the card is beautiful, there is just no ends to your talents.

Laine 15 folders wow!! Where do you keep them all? I hope your ok. Did you like my babies lol! I was so proud of myself yesterday for taking them for a walk not been out the house in weeks.

Yvonne and Lorraine hope you are ok too.

Tracy good luck with your last chemo x

Hugs
Linda xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, your new papers are wonderful. Hope I can get them in the USA. Your card today is beautiful. So many elements in this one. I am working on Easter cards now, and I am using your dies to do so. I started with your resist technique. I could not find my crayons, but remembered I had household "clear" wax in bars for using on top of jelly. Guess what? The wax bars work just fine and I was able to do the resist. Yeah! Now if I can "see" the recessed areas correctly to put my layers together on the card, I will be very pleased with myself. Wishing you a peaceful and wonderful week.

HeatherBCrafty said...

This card using your new paper pad is STUNNING. I look forward to seeing the other cards you have created with it. The subtle pattern.,.wow...just love it!

X HeatherBCrafty

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card as is your new paper pad, must watch out for this, these papers are so useful with the tone on tone designs. Love the dies you used, the card is just beautiful.
Di B.x

Sandy H said...

Stunning card. The new papers look beautiful, so delicate. I need these but they will have to sit on the wishlist for a little while.
Good wishes to Tracy for Tuesday.
Take care everyone.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How exciting, such delicate colours and patterns and your card today is a stunner

Linda Graham said...

WOW what beautiful papers Sue,when will they be available to us,love the colours,thank you,Linda x

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning, just to watched the video with my cup of coffee, beautiful card, take care, Ivy c x

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
Doing a happy dance! Been waiting for this paper pad!!!

Maggie Haroldson said...

I've been lurking here for a few months, just enjoying your cards and videos. I love the new papers and their soft colors. Thanks for sharing your talents and expertise.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card and loving your paper pad such beautiful designs and delicate colour.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card and just loving your new paper pad designs cant wait to get hold of some. Thank you for all your hard work to bring us such delights.
Take care, love and hugs to all
Jennywren x

Julie Elli said...

Double wow today Sue!
Simply stunning card so delicate.
What gorgeous colour combinations. Like ice cream colours yum

Tami Grant said...

Such an elegant looking card.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, this card is an absolute stunner & love it to bits.
The Lauren die is so pretty & delicate, definitely one for the ladies.
Together with the decorative Ravello die & beautiful Peony flowers & leaves adds the perfect finishing touch to another 'Sue' creation.
Love your new paper pad designs & the colours are perfect plus being 8 x 8 the perfect size & must get a couple of those as soon as I can find to buy.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Kamili said...

Beautiful, does the die set for the peony have the white edge piece so you can frame it like this?