Friday, 5 February 2016

Thank You

Hi crafters!  More Daisy Clusters this week!  I started by cutting an aperture in a piece of coconut white card using the largest die from the Grace die set.  I inked the entire piece with the Grace die still in place using the Lilac Whisper Colour Cloud ink.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  I cut the rest of the Grace die without the cutting edges out of white card.  I seated the aperture over the Grace die cut out and backed the entire piece with white card.  I cut the Bold Thank you in white, then shadowed it with a deep plum colour and backed it in white.  I added it to the bottom of the card.  I cut the Daisy Cluster in white and added plum coloured flowers behind and seated it on the side of the Grace die with some white satin ribbon.  I stamped the first part of the sentiment and cut it out with the small oval in the Grace die set and mounted it in the centre of the card.  I added three pearl accents in the upper corner before adding my final mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Lovely card , just gorgeous.
Loving thoughts for Sue and Family, Melody Francis and family, Tracey too.
Pass my hugs onto Marjorie please Yvonne. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, a lovely card.
Take care Kitty.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful x

SueJ said...

A lovely thank you card, love the dies you have used.
The colour combination is just perfect.

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card. I love both these die sets.

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, thankyou for such a pretty card!!!
Take care!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and those daisy cluster are a must have, love them. Have a better day today, hugs xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful card, so glad I have both Grace and the daisy cluster. They are both real go to dies. Colours are lovely too.
Muriel x

tracy w said...

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

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cay Sue,, love the daisies. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, love the colours & the flowers are beautiful. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

Very pretty card Sue

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I was tempted to buy the daisy dies but bought the heart one this time so maybe next time, this card is beautiful only have male cards for the next few months so will be looking through your blog for some ideas
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Third time lucky my iPad is playing up and won't let me leave a comment???? Anyway! What a beautiful card, the Grace die is gorgeous, I love the style and colour you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Very pretty!!

Sandy (tort)

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Another Truly Beautiful Tremendous Card I Love
The Fabulous Dies You've Used, I So Love The Daisy
Cluster Its So Very Pretty.
I Really Like How You Have Done The Word "Thank You"
I Often Shadow Words Now As I Think It's So Outstanding Also Dies
That Are Intricate.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Such A Beautiful Card, You Inspire Me Daily
And I So Appreciate It.
Thinking Of You My Dearest Friend, I Hope Heather Is Well Also.
Warmest Wishes To Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Dearest Lancashire Steph x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, pretty daisy cluster on a beautiful lilac theme. Yesterday's video great as ever, thank you, always learning!
Do hope you are 'holding up' Sue - such a difficult time. We had a family bereavement on Wed. evening - my oldest cousin, a practical busy and wonderful person who had time for her huge immediate family and all of us extensions so to speak. She contracted MRSA in hospital which led to septicaemia - awful and so unfair. We're a very much scattered family but do keep in contact.
Yvonne G - hope your friend Marjorie has some improvement - sending hugs.

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

More daisys and I love daisys!!!
My eye keeps being drawn to the white trim round the outer edge. It really pops!
Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Apologies for the gap - Hugo my tabby boy sat on the keyboard!

Unknown said...

Oh how lovely Sue. Just adore the bold thank you.
Love Val in Spain x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card - you've got me shadowing words (and dies), too. Also, cutting two or more sentiments if they're very intricate (or even if they're not, for added dimension). It's one of these "why didn't I think of this"...........
Hugs, Rose

Wacki Macky said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today, the colours and shapes make a lovely combination and show off the dies very well,

Thank you.

Hope you are bearing up under the stain of your loss, look for the rainbow

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today. Will try this later.
Lots of loving hugs to you at this time.
Anne M xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, pretty colour, very delicate and then you get the bold "thank you" at the bottom - a total surprise. Sending wishes to all. Sue XXX

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the colours you have used and the pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A lovely card Sue.
I do like your grace die its on my wish list xxx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,I have the grace die and its lovely,thank you,Linda x

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and the daisies are so pretty. Gentle hugs us

Craftetter said...

Lovely card but not my colours! Hope you are doing well - thinking of you.
Elaine xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love the Grace die and the colour cloud background. Lovely card as always. My blogathon die came yesterday and I used it immediately! It cuts like a dream but then I wouldn't expect anything less from your dies. I haven't made it into a card yet but its pending. Got a few other things to finish off before starting something new. Hope things are as OK as they can be with you and your family. Thank you and thinking of you all.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card with lovely cut work and embossed detail, the shadowing is very effective.x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I love this card it is so pretty and graceful as you have used the grace dies! Also I do like the daisy dies I am going to have to put these on my want list
Take care
Kathy B Tolleshunt Major xx

sonja_w said...

Beautiful card x

Unknown said...

I'm on the fence with this one as I'm not sure the sentiment goes with the top of the card which is lovely. Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Pretty card.
Love the daisies die I've used it a lot putting different colours behind it changes the look each time.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. I am still praying for you and your family. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty.


Helen E Jones said...

A beautiful card Sue

Jane Franklin said...

Love the daisy cluster and the shadowing on this one, lovely. Best wishes to all jxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card today, love the colours. Thinking of you.

Love Rosemarie x x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card, delicate colours. Always like shadowing on sentiments. Thank you Sue, take care. Xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. The Daisy cluster is a favourite. Pretty card.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, and Thank You to you too, this card is gorgeous, love the dies especially the new bold sentiments. Take care. Bx

nattyboots said...

A very pretty card and the color is beautiful.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Tina T said...

Good morning
Wow another brilliant card!!!
The colours are fab and the daisies with the pearl clusters really set it off.
Crafty hugs to you and your family.
Love from
Tina Thompson

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today. I love the colour cloud inks.
Thanks for sharing

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love today's card, everything is just beautiful.
Thinking of you.
Patricia xxx

hettygarlick said...

Really pretty. I have the Daisy Cluster and love it!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card very pretty .love Jean Z xxxx

dmj from kettering said...

I think the daisy cluster die is another to go on my wish list . . . . .

Doreen x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. Love the beautiful Grace die and daisy cluster. Hugs to all xxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love today's card, I am going to have as go but use my new Canadian Die instead! Although I think I might have to put this die on my wishlist too!
Thinking of you my dear friend,
Love and hugs

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Another fabulous card, Sue. Hope you're bearing up.
D x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card - I really like how the big, bold Thank You works so well with the more delicate, feminine elements on the card...


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, love the card, it gives me some good ideas, lucky my Grace die arrived yesterday!


Sassy said...

What a lovely card, Sue! The focal point is beautifully created.
Sandra Smith

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue a gorgeous card today .I have both the Grace die and the daisy cluster .Will try the recess look after looking at your beautiful card . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Glenharon said...

Morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a really bonny card Sue with the die set going down into the card showing just how deep it is but also the dies you have used are beautiful making a real statment on the front of the card. I like how you have filled in the flowers with the matching plum and shadowed the greeting with it as well. It's not too stark in contrast with you only seeing tiniest of elements to pop the card. I wonder what set i have at home that i could do a similar thing with as i don't have any of these dies either. Thank you flower for our beautiful piece of inspiration today as it is bonny. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers flower sending hugs by special delivery to keep you close.
Well folks it's still on the dark side here today but i think that is how it is going to stay somehow so i hope that you have nicer weather where ever you are. The brain has went into shut down mode this morning so i will finish off by sending hugs to Sue, Tracey, Wheelybad and all that really could do with them with my thoughts and prayers,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

sandieann21 said...

A very pretty card, Sue, and I love the gentle colours. xx

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous and that flowers die is wonderful. Hope you are keeping well, xxx

Unknown said...

The card is stunning sue flowers are beautiful
Sending you loving wishes and prayers xxxxxxxxxxx love June xxxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Really beautiful

Unknown said...

Thank you ! for such a beautiful card, I love the daisy die.
Thinking of you , hope you take some time for yourself.
Anne xo

iReneM said...

Such a beautiful card Sue,

Love the dies and delicate colour

Thinking of you


Jayem said...

Hi Sue

This is a lovely card that really appeals to my sense of style. I am certain it is one I will be attempting with the dies I have on hand.

I am sorry to hear about your Mum. I don't think it matters how hold we are, our Mums are incredibly precious. Be kind to yourself.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
What a beautiful card today...I just love the Grace Die!
I don't have the Daisy Die but have the Peony one!
Thinking of you!
Take care
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so beautiful and regal. Love the recessed look and the two sentiments go so well together. Thinking of you and sending very best wishes

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
So are the colours

Debs A xxx
Debs cards

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, another beautiful card the diecut base is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today with lovely colouring from the colour cloud range. I like the way the grace die has ben used in the centre. I wonder if you have a video on this one??

Thinking of you and your family.

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

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the Grace die cut section, I have this die and the daisy cluster so will trying something similar, love both of these dies I use them a lot.
You are in my thoughts.

Anne said...

I love the daisy cluster die, Sue. This is a great card.

Anne (Northampton)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, I have the daisy die, so maybe I could rummage through my dies and try and do something similar.
My thoughts are with you and yours at this sad time, take care, Jess xxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, love the way you have recessed the die. xxr

Rosemary Stickland said...

I love using the daisy cluster die, this card gives me yet another idea ... thank you.
Rosemary xx

Carla's Wenskaarten said...

Goodmorning Sue
I loved your cards and product
Hopefully you visit some times the netherlands and show your products

Greatings Carla

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card yet again this morning. Thinking of you and you family and hope you are bearing up. Xx
P so sorry to hear about your cousin, my thoughts are with you xx
Daily hugs to Tracy, Melody and Francis xx
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xc

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really beautiful
Doreen R

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue another stunner today. Loved yesterday's card as well. Seemed to have missed that one. I have this daisy die and it looks fantastic with the extra flowers in a different colour, especially a pale green glitter card. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours and the dies used to make this beautiful card

Caring hugs

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. The offset 'thank you' is very effective. SueL x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card. I will really have to get these two dies.
Thank you for my die which arrived yesterday.
Take care of yourself,
Evis M

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card today, soft and gentle colours. Thank you for sharing. You are in my thoughts
Love Diane G xxxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
amazing and delicate card and a lovely soft colour.
Rolf xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Such a lovely card, our thoughts are with you and your family.

Love and Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Unknown said...

Hi sue,
Another very lovely card.

Take care, hugs pat xx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,
Another very lovely card.

Take care, hugs pat xx

Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue, another one I think I could manage! I even like the colours, strangely enough. :)
Paula x

Jackie Meechan said...

Very pretty and very classy card.

Scottydog said...

A lovely card Sue, the Grace die cut looks so delicate & feminine & the daisies are so pretty.
Take care!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card how you've used the die


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really gorgeous card today, the colour is so pretty.
I have admired so many of your cards where you have used your daisy die so I think it is time this very useful die went on my list!
Lesley S x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely card. Love the dies used, especially the daisy cluster.

Love Helen xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and feminine. Beautiful, delicate and I love the daisy cluster.

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you have made the Thank You "pop"
Karen xx

Suebak said...


I am drawn in by the shadowed words and colour combination of this card. Have a nice day.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so delicate and pretty lovely.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Steph Cotterill said...

This is beautiful, a true delight. I do love the daisy cluster and have made some very different designs during my 'play' rather than make time just by linking them etc I'm finding so many different ways to use them which is unlike me as I'm not confident to think out of the box - seems like I'm learning something at long last !

Still in my heart and thoughts everyday Sue.
Sending loving hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

What a beauty of a card, love all the colours, the die is gorgeous.

Take care Sue, thinking of you and your family at this sad time for you.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
This card is so pretty I love the Daisy die it's very versatile and I am lucky that I do own it
I hope that you are getting through this difficult time and you are in my thoughts and prayers
Take care sew thwart
Hugs to you and anyone that needs one
Theresa xxx said...

Lovely soft colours today - really pretty. Sending hugs to you and all your family, Susan x

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - I LOVE this card, it is really beautiful. What's more I have the Grace Die, the Thank You Die and I shall have to use my Petite Peony Cluster Die instead. I am going to give this a go, thank you Sue.
Thinking of you - take care Gilly R xxx

Anonymous said...

I really love the daisy die and the thank you die...your card is beautiful, as always. Jan D., Florida, USA

Lesley said...

Love this card a special card for a special friend.

Penny Crafty Creations said...

Sue I love all of your ideas and your dies, I do have a suggestion it would be wonderful if you had smaller versions of the same dies, I know UK makes mostly the 8x8 cards but in US and Canada our standard size of cards are 6x6 or 5x7 or smaller, and i have had alot of people say that unable to buy as they are too big for our cards. I would love to have the striplets, borders and backgrounds in sizes that can be used on 6x6 or 5x7 cards. Sorry for posting this here I couldnt find a suggestion area to send to privately.

Thanks penny

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Stunning card today made with gorgeous dies, thank you.
Sending you and your family love and prayers.
'P' in Wales, sorry to hear about your cousin, same thing happened to my father in law, but I had to laugh at the tale about Hugo!!!
love Maureen xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

sued99 said...

Lovely card Sue. Really like the subtle colours.

Kate's Cards said...

Great use of the dies to make a pretty card xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Your grace die truly is beautiful as is your card x I love the ' thank you ' too it really stands out with the shadowing x sending more love and thoughts to you and your family sue xxx
Big hugs to all the wilsonettes too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Good morning Sue and the amazing Wisonettes. This card is just beautiful and I'm falling in love with the daisy cluster die. I think I need to make it my next purchase. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
Yvonne, please pass on a hug to Marjaorie.
P, so sorry to hear about your cousin.

Also keeping Laine, Lorraine, Tracy, Molly, Melody, Wheely Bad, Txcowgirl (and everyone else that I'm forgetting to mention) in my thoughts.

We're having an unexpected snow storm today with heavy winds. Only expecting 8 inches this time so not too bad.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue.
Gr Karin

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card Sue. The flower cluster dies are really lovely. I'm so in love with the Colour Cloud inks.

Just got home from a trip to the local craft shop where I managed to get the Bed of Roses embossing folder (been waiting forever for this one) and I got a couple more pots of Colour Cloud. They're a dream to work with.

Annie P

gailgale said...

This is one gorgeous card.
The colors are so beautiful.
I would really like to try and make one just like it!!!!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful, beautiful, card.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful as ever
Take care
Hazel G XX

TOB said...

Hi Sue, stunning card. Hugs Theresa xx

gailgale said...

Would you please, please, do a video on this card?
It is so beautiful. I would like to see how you put it together and how you inked that paper. I am still learning how to do things like that.
Thank you, for all you do.

terrie said...

Just a lovely card....great layout....tfs
well done Sue

Jean said...

Stunning card! LOVE the color!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the Grace die is beautiful. The Daisy Clusters are becoming must-haves. Yet more for the wish list :(

Yvonne - sorry to hear about Marjorie, I hope she can come back from this and become independent again.

'P' in Wales - so sorry for your loss. Good cousins can be as close as siblings and the sorrow at their passing is just as great. Hugo!! Cats, don't you just love 'em :-)


Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, and a beautiful colour. Colour Cloud is fabulous to use. The Grace Die and Daisy Cluster dies are beautiful and also on my wish list.

barbara macaskill said...

Soft, graceful, delicate and lovely!!! This would be hanging on my wall in a frame! TFS!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very elegant and pretty...

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
So beautiful, the daisies are at the top of my wishlist now.
Thanks for sharing,

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I love the Grace and Daisy Cluster dies, I had to buy these as they are so pretty. I really like your colour combination especially the little splash of Plum. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Unknown said...

Hi sue.

Very pretty. I do like the daisy cluster. The pearls just set it off nicely.
Hope ur doin ok sue thinking of u loads

P. Sorry to hear about ur cousin.
Wheely. Hope ur doin ok chick
Molly & melody not seen u guys in a while
Hope ur lookin in and alright.

Love to all always xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
First of all - thank you for yesterday's video! I did enjoy it and appreciated seeing the ribbon flower demo again! I used to make them a lot!
Today's card is so pretty too and I do like the Daisy spray. It's very useful.
Thinking of you and praying for you all. Sending hugs, xxx
Love to all on the blog who are finding things hard at the moment. Especially those we haven't seen for a while. Xxxx

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
Really love today's card. I like the daintiness of the Grace and daisy die combined with the bold Thank you. Works so great together.

A big bear hug and prayers

Janet Wilson said...

Another lovely card, such pretty colours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. Such lovely colours and very girly. Have the daisy cluster die and it comes in very useful for a lot of my cards. Take care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Suzzette Yandle said...

An elegant card today. The color combination and your die combination that you used are perfect. That lilac and plum set of colors go so well together. I'm a purple girl, can you tell?

Tressa said...

I like the design of this card and the dies used. I am not sure about the colour though, it might just be my iPad not showing it at is best.


ursula said...

This is just so so beautiful, love the colours....luv Ursula xx

shabbycraftcabin said...

I love this card and the delicate colour. It's so elegant. Hugs, Ivy x

liz spooner said...

Lovely card Sue. Very pretty and lovely colours.xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A fab card lovely colours.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. Not much else needs to be said about this card. Just perfect. Particularly like the splash of the darker plum card x
Off to see Marjorie shortly. Out of the house twice in one week - unusual for me and got to say taking it's toll. Never mind - nothing else pressing. Thank you so much for all your good wishes - I will pass them on.
'P' IN WALES - so sorry to hear about your cousin - big hugs. I love Hugo x
LAINE - where are you hun? Hope you are ok x
MARIA - Hugs to you x
LINDA - Hugs to you too x
SANDRA - hello you - how you doing? Sending hugs x
WHEELY BAD, LORRAINE, MELODY AND MOLLY, FLUFFY CAT, JAN FROM LONG ISLAND, TRACY and anyone else who I have forgotten - (sorry - brain a little overloaded at the moment) - sending you all love and hugs x
Take care everyone and happy thoughts to you all.
Love and hugs to you Sue x
Crafty hugs

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, love the Daisy Cluster die. Another must have!

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue-subtle colour too.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Must say I use these dies more often than any other die I own.
Hope you are okay

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful Sue , as usual.
You are in my thoughts

Maureen B. said...

A really atractive card Sue thanks I love it. Maureen (mem)

Margaret R said...

Another beautiful card, love the colour.
Margaret xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the colour combo which looks so pretty.
Love the flower embellishment which is gorgeous & must add that to my growing wich list.
Thinking of you

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Theresa said...

pretty. and the ink gives it a nice texture, hugs xx

karenlotty said...

Fab card I love the fact that it says "Thank You" and not "Thanks"

BenteS said...

A wonderful card, love the flower embellishment and your colours!

Unknown said...

Good evening dearest sue and her lovely Wilsonettes,

I love the composition of today's card and the touch of plum shadowing the sentiment really makes it pop. The dies are flawless as usual, my one reservation is the colour cloud inking on the top layer of card, just not to my taste, but hey Ho! Many would argue that I have no taste anyway:-)
Apologies for my absence yesterday, my only excuse is that I am busy preparing myself for the Strictly show tomorrow and what used to amount to an hour or so preparation now takes days of numerous appointments and planning! I've had my hair cut and dyed, my finger and toenails gelled to within an inch of their lives, my caci facial to make me look like a respectable 43 yr old and not a Dot Cotton tribute act and my monobrow waxed.... The restoration of the Houses of Parliament will take less time and on a smaller budget!
I plan to get a good eight hours sleep...providing Darcey doesn't start scratching my wardrobe at 2am as is her new pastime of choice...and a ridiculously early start because the mechanics of getting myself bathed, pampered, preened and suitably made up takes time...lots of time! The show is at 2.30pm which isn't very rock and roll but I don't have the staying power anymore I'm afraid and I like to be back home at a reasonable hour to watch The Voice...sad, I know. I am super excited to see Gleb, that gorgeous specimen from Eastern Europe gyrate and tease the foolish ladies in the audience who should know mum included! I'll try to comment tomorrow but I fear I may be overcome with excitement and exhaustion, a heady mixture.
I recieved my Sydney die in the post this morning which was equally exciting, thanks for choosing me Sue in recognition of my status as no1 fan/ stalker, it's greatly appreciated.
P, so sorry for the loss of your cousin, it's been a terrible few weeks for bereavements, my thoughts are with you. Special paws for thought goes to Hugo for doing what cats do bestxxxx
Yvonne, how sad that Margorie has suffered a stroke, they can be so debilitating especially given her age. I really hope that she makes a good recovery so that she can maintain her independence. It must help her to know how cared for she is and loved by her friends. Remember to look after yourself too though honey, you'll be no use to anyone frazzledxxxx Are you a little bit jealous that I could get my hands on some peachy bums tomorrow? I'll be thinking of you, briefly, as I squeeze :-) Take care sweetiexxx
Special thoughts to absent friends Beth, Rebecca , deb c, melody and Molly , we miss you all and hope that you are wellxxxx
Cuddles to jan, Linda,Lorraine , Maria, Wheely bad and Theresaxxx

Crafty hugs


Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I have the Daisy die and like it very much. I haven't got the Grace die so will use something else. Thinking of you Sue at this sad time.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful Card Sue you certainly know how to woo us.
This is one card we would love to reproduce.
Thank you for our daily fix!!!!
Sending carding hugs, LOL Brenda xxx

Laura O said...

great card Sue ,Laura O

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

This card is just stunning and the colour is gorgeous.

Yvonne I hope Marjorie is ok and your not too worn out, you do need to look after yourself as well x

Laine I hope you have a wonderful time watching strictly x

Hugs to all
Linda xx

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I was gifted the Daisy cluster die for Christmas & haven't stopped using it, beautiful card
Thinking of you
Marlene O xx

lilysmum said...

Lovely card Sue, love both the thank you and daisy cluster dies tho don't possess them. Hugs, Theresa x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card !!! It is beautiful !!! I absolutely love the grace die set and it is at the top of my wish list at the moment along with another couple of "must have" Sue Wilson die sets !!! ( to be honest Sue, every " must have" set on my wish list is top priority !!!) I just wish I could get them all !!! I think they are a very pretty, elegant set. I love those Daisy cluster dies to. They are also on my list. The "thank you" word dies are great, so clean and crisp. Very smart looking. Thank you Sue for sharing this lovely card today.
I am sorry you are going through such a horrible time right now Sue. Thinking of you today and sending you lots and lots of love and hugs. Take care Sue, love from Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Karen M said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card,really like the flowers on this one,thank you for the ideas,
Best wishes
Karen M

Eunice said...

Very pretty card Sue!! Really love how you did the flowers.

Tami Grant said...

A beautiful card. I love the colors and especially the flowers.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Such a lovely color!! The flowers are gorgeous!
Moxie Craftie

Sandy H said...

Pretty card, such lovely colours. Think the Daisy Cluster die has to leap off the wish list very soon. It's lovely.
Condolences to P in Wales on the loss of your cousin.
Take care everyone.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
really lovely card as always. x

Vie carter said...

A really lovely card, the colour is just right


Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely card. Well done as usual and I pinned as usual.

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card today Sue.
The grace die is so elegant and beautiful I think it is going to be a firm favourite of mine along with the daisy cluster.
I also love the colour cloud inks as they seem to give card a textural look that makes me want to stroke it as though it is suede.
I know I am strange lol
Hope you and the family are coping and finding the strength to get through the coming days and weeks.
my thoughts are with you all.

Dawn x

Unknown said...

I just love this card! I have actually made it - doesn't quite look the same but I'm really pleased with the way mine turned out!

Laura O said...

love the daisy die makes great flowers ,Laura O

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julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, love the colour, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

carole said...

Sue, I'm such a big fan of you and your work. I've followed you for a long while and don't think I've ever commented to you. There are sooo many of your die sets I'd love to have, unfortunately I can only get a piece here and there. Hopefully I'll be able to get your Canadian and French set in this next year....I love them! I also came across your open petal florals I'm putting on my "Hope" list. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.
With lots of admiration,
Carole Lovill