Monday, 14 March 2016

Feel Better Soon

 Hi crafters!   I started by cutting strips from one of the patterns in my Classic Elegance paper pad.  I matted them with coconut white card and mounted them on foam for a triple panel background.  Next I cut the Melboune die in white and backed it with a solid cut from the coordinating paper pattern.  I stamped the sentiment which is from Phill Martins set called Petite Scribbled Sentiment Occasions.  I covered it with a piece of a sticky adhesive sheet, then cut the smaller die in the Melboune set out of white.  I backed it in white and cut the centre out to create a frame.  I added mounting foam to the back then placed it over the sentiment with the adhesive exposed.  Next I sprinkled Diamond Snow over the exposed adhesive.  I mounted it in the centre of the larger Melboune die and added white flatback pearls as accents.  I cut three Beaded Swirl Flourishes out of white.  I added one to the top and one to the bottom opposite corner and then cut the last one up and added a few more bits from it to both sides.  I accented the opposite corners with three small clear Dazzlers and added pearls to the flourishes too.  I completed the card with two white layers and my usual piercing.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card, love it.
Tracey, go ahead and enjoy your lovely new bathroom, it will be worth the wait, give you a mental boost too.
Elizabeth, you have been in the wars, nice to see you back.
Daily hugs to all especially Melody, Tracey and all who just need a hug.
Tina and family in my thoughts

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card and I love your papers.
Nancyd xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, great colours.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colour
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. I have your paper pad but haven't used it yet. I'm still just looking at it and stroking it!! Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue what a stunner, love it. Your paper pad looks gorgeous and the way you use your papers with your dies is WOW. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Delicate looking card Sue, the papers are lovely.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours and the dies loving the new paper pads thank you tracyw x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, very feminine looking & so delicate. Yvonne xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Love your card .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card
Have a good day

TDQ Karen said...

So pretty, who could fail to be cheered by this card

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. I am waiting delivery of your paper pad. JJxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue ,
Hi to all crafters. This is a beautiful card , the pretty pink paper along side the coconut white card and the beaded swirls just finish it off.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T ✂️✂️ xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Pretty in pink ! Love the Australian collection, the Melbourne die looks fabulous on this card. Very feminine
Muriel x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Stunning combo!!!
Your paper looks lush!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely, feminine card this am. Love the papers and the dies. Thanks for all your ideas.
D x

carol quinn said...

Wow, very elegant


CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card, the beaded flourishes just add that perfect finish. Sue XXX

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
absoutely gorgeous and would help to make anyone feel better soon. x

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card, love it

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today. Love it!
Anne M xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really pretty.


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty, feminine card. I love the beaded flourish die and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is absolutely gorgeous, very pretty colours and the focal element is stunning. Have a great day. Bx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Wow! What a card. Love your papers and the beaded swirl flourishes are wonderful.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Thank you for using your gorgeous paper addition on this first card of the week because now I don't have to use mine lol. You have shown us how pretty they look, so we can save our's and admire them for longer.

Who wouldn't feel better if they received a beautiful card like this when feeling unwell. It's really pretty.

Hope your day goes ok whatever your plans.

Tina E and family, I'm still thinking of you all so much my love xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card that's soft and feminine, love the beaded swirl theme being repeated in the background paper.x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Really like this combination of dies and papers, may have to make some more purchases!
Heather R Oxfordshire

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow this card is gorgeous, I've got these dies and was stumped at what to do with them.
I now know thank you for sharing

lilian said...

Hi Sue, avery beautiful card today,love your paper pad the colours are so delicate.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today and nice to see your new papers on display too, they are well worth it. I must confess I have the swirl die but have not used it yet so you have given me inspiration.

I so enjoy reading everyone's comments, I wish everyone well and if you are poorly to get better soon.

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card, feminine and lacey.
B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is such a pretty card. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suemac said...

A very pretty card

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love the colour you have used.
Debs Cards xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow what a card so elegant I just love it a few dies I must have again lol
Hugs Sarah N xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card today. It is great to see papers making a comeback as backgrounds, I have got boxes of them. Your pad is particularly delicate and matches in so well. Thank you for bringing it to us.

Love Rosemarie x x

Chris Curry said...

A very pretty card Sue, love your paper. Will you be showing your papers on your next show? Hope so. Thank you. Xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card I must get the swirl die it's so pretty, your paper pads are gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a little beauty very feminine and girly. The paper pad is gorgeous and i got mine but i dont want to use it so i think i will have to get another one so then i have one to keep and one to use lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Hello Sue. A lovely mixture of papers and dies in a pretty colour.

Jane Franklin said...

A very pretty card and I love the paper background. Best wishes jxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

My oh my what a delicious treat this morning. It's A sumptuous card and the papers are just stunning canny wait to get my hands on a pad when I've saved the pennies lol.

Well ladies the guys are did to arrive to start ripping out my old bathroom. I can't tell u how excited I am. I can't say I sorry for it to go as I hated it so much since they removed the window for the extension going on a few years ago but I've lived with it And now it's time to go!! Woo hoo x

Love to all xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this card is so beautiful I do like your new papers and the swirls die is really nice it sets the card off so well
Kathy B x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant card,your papers set the die's off perfectly,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful papers and dies you have used. So pretty and feminine. I love it.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Sue If I get to AP this year I'm looking forward to seeing the papers in "real life" But they look great on screen

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the Melbourne doily and the Beaded Swirls used together and the patterned papers really set them off beautifully.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a pretty card and I love the panels and swirls. Your paper pack is so gorgeous - I bought a pad last week and can see I will be buying another one very soon! Sending best wishes

Sylvia Yates said...

A very pretty card again this morning. I love the colours too. Have not seen your paper pads in my local craft shop yet. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card today. I do so love your papers and dies used.
L Rosie xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love the way you used the papers

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love your papers. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anne said...

This is so pretty, Sue. I love the paper.

Anne (Northampton)

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Well you have given us a lovely start to the week. What a gorgeous card and those papers are just wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Take care
Love Diane G xxx

Tracey enjoy the new bathroom, it will be well worth the wait and muddle! Xxxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,oh what a pretty card .Have not seen your paper pad yet .Looking forward too seeing it up close at Ally Pally. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Annie Pennington said...

This card certainly has the wow factor Sue. Love the papers, they are stunning.

Annie P

sandy acland said...

A very different look for a card. And its pretty:0)

Sandy (tort)

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a great idea to use strips instead of a solid background and a good way of using up scraps too.
Your new pad is so pretty and makes so pretty cards.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely papers and such a pretty card! Goes so well with the sunny day we're having. You somehow always manage to make your card elegant and place everything so well. I'm hoping it'll rub off on me as I look at your cards. LOL
Hugs, Rose

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the papers.

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card. Love those those swirls.

hettygarlick said...

Another lovely card Sue. As it's a "Get Well" card I feel it's meant for me as I'm just recovering from the 'flu!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the gorgeous die, will be looking into that one

Wendy L said...

So delicate and pretty Sue, xxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card and a lovely way to use a patterned paper.xx

Kate's Cards said...

Spectacular! xx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,

I love these papers they are so inspiring, at least I can still stroke mine and sit back and admire how you have used yours. I'm sure I'm not the only crafter who buys beautiful papers to use on cards, then ends up looking at them, touching them, then putting them back in the drawer !!!! Today's card is absolutely gorgeous, thank you for bringing your wonderful creations for us to see.

Hope you have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Marjorie said...

Stunning card Sue, I have just found your blog through reading my cardmaking magazine.. I have some of your beautiful dies, and your blog is a wonderful window into different ideas for them.. thank you for sharing your amazing talent.
Marjorie x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Just beautiful. SueL x

June Horrocks said...

Just stunning sue it's so lovely and your papers too I don't want to use them just looking at the moment thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card this morning. I could've done with this yesterday as my headache of the previous day developed into migraine yesterday and I spent the day in bed. Fortunately today I'm ok if a little fuddled!
Tracy , I m sure you'll love your new bathroom. We did ours and whilst I hated the mess and everything while it was being done , I absolutely love it now. The best thing we did was take the bath out and put in a proper shower - love it!
Sending love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxxxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love todays card!
I don't have the papers yet but on my list
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and your papers are beautiful. love Jean Z xx

iReneM said...


Would make anyone feel better to receive this


Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes* WOW! Talk about taking my breath away, this one sure does that (although I need every breath I can get at my age Lol) I’m missing something from my stash, the Classic Elegance paper pad, stunning, eye-catching, spectacular, shall I go on*will soon rectify that though asap. Let me loose on dies, stamps, sticky sheets (not forgetting the shimmer glue* Lol) diamond snow, dazzlers etc & I still would not have come up, anywhere near with this elegant & splendored beauty. Thank you for sharing your astounding & talented gift with us today Sue, you inspire such incredible encouragement to each one of us x x x

Good morning my friends, (((hugs))) to one & all but I particularly wish to extend special (((hugs))) to the lovely crafters & friends who have so warmly welcomed me back*SONIA*YVONNE G (I didn’t mind at all, I had pre empted the chuckles anyways which had already put a smile on my face knowing it would be so, I’ll let you know how it turns out with the replacement when it arrives) x *FLUFFYCAT (hope you picked your stitches back up Lol)x*LYNDA’S CRAFT’S (Lauren & Hannah are plodding on happily thank you, sorry to hear that ANNIE has been poorly again, I know she is in your loving caring hands so please give your 4Paws (((cuddles))) from us) x*LAINE (I wouldn’t advise putting Brodie & myself together as it seems we would have one heck of a glue/glitter field day between us, we may possibly even redecorate the house for you, does it need doing?. Lol)x*THERESA G x*LORRAINE FREEMAN x*WHEELY BAD (don’t worry my friend I have no fear of glue-yet-I’m expecting the replaced unit soon Lol) x*PAM x* & to our lovely Wilsonettes whom I know have the thoughts of well wishes without the need to comment them x*Thank you for your well wishes my friends & I shall certainly pass on your well wishes to my dad-in-law. Bless you all x x x x x*Ps Congrats to the card & comment winners*I hope you all enjoy your spectacular prizes & my sincere apologies to you for neglecting to mention this yesterday x x x

TRACEY Stitt~pleased to hear the 1st stage of treatment has completed & lovely to know you have made a few cards, what a fabulous achievement for you through a very trying time, good luck with the new bathroom*ps it’s better to put the glue to the shower curtain than to my face Lol. ALIMECCA* Hope you are recovered from Migraine x

Poor Mr B* he has to have his yearly Cholesterol test today at 9.20 & that meant a starvation diet from 6pm last night, well he loves his food so much that if I was so inclined I could make him sit, heel or fetch the ball, along with the girls, just by offering him a treat. Well I forgot this morning & made him a cup of tea & before you could say boo to a goose, when the penny dropped, he was off into the lounge to drink it. I legged after him & as he sat down to take a sip I snatched the cup away & said “what on earth are you doing babe you cannot have that”. The look on his face was a right picture it was so heart-rending & taken aback. Is it the same & that easy to take candy from a baby do you think Lol x

I must away now my friends take care & love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you all & special love ‘n’ (((huggles))) to you & your family Sue. Beth B x x x x x

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the swirls make a big difference. The card shows off the dies very well and the colours and composition are wonderful,

thank you,

lots of love a craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card lovely feminine colour would make anyone feel brighter!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card lovely feminine colour would make anyone feel brighter!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card who wouldn't feel better on receiving this, so delicate,.
Your paper pads are lovely, another item to be added to my wish list.
Take care, Jess xxx

Pat said...

Very pretty Sue. :)

Sue MacFall said...

This is lovely Sue.
Your papers are gorgeous - so elegant and understated.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, the papers are very pretty.
Rosemary xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. It is so pretty .
Evis M.

Tressa said...

This a lovely card, made all the more so by the panels made from your new paper pad. A visit up the road for this one is on the cards (ouch... sorry!). I don't have a round die and I think this one may also have to be purchased, it is gorgeous.


rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
what a beautiful and exceptional card today.
I love it.
Rolf xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, this card hits me as soon as I logged in, it's sooooo pretty, I absolutely love it, it's pretty and elegant, Ivy C x

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another elegant card, love your paper pad having been using it recently I was naughty brought two packs one to stroke and one to use! lol
Hugs to all
Jennywren x

nzillingworth said...


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on yet another beautiful day, I love your card those papers are so pretty, the design is stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card Sue, so pretty and really femine and pretty. Your papers are so pretty and just what we really need to make our cards that touch special. I love your little pearl drop swirls, they just add that touch to finish your card nicely off. Thank you Sue for a beautiful card from start to finish.
From a beautiful day here up in Central Scotland i hope that you are all getting a day to equal it. Tracey flower enjoy your new bathroom when it goes in but what a pity you got rid of the outside cluggie, lol. Seriously flower i hope that it turns out to be the spa haven that you hope for. I miss a bath having only the shower in but i couldn't get in or out of it anyway so hey ho the shower is the best solution along with my seat as i'm quite good at the slipping lark and ending up with a doozy of a bruise or cut or both.
I've got on like a house on fire this morning with the dishwasher packed, washed, dried and put away, kitchen cleaned, the washing filling the ropes and the last load on, son fed, messages ordered and now sitting having a coffee before i start again with the hoover and duster and polish so i will say bye for now sending hugs along with my thoughts and prayers to Tina and family, hugs to Tracey don't do too much flower as you are just getting back your strength and anyone else that needs them
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Paula said...

This is a very lovely card Sue, I do love it! What I would love to know is how do you choose which dies and/or embossing folders to use? I only have a small quantity of your dies and embossing folders by comparison and I have such trouble trying to decide which to use, how do you, with every die and embossing folder to hand, make up your mind? I used to be so decisive, now I just dither. :) I must take several times more time choosing what to use than I do making the card.
Hugs to those in need.
Paula x

SueJ said...

A really beautiful card, would be a joy to receive.

sued99 said...

Really pretty card. Love the design.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant.
Gr, Elly

Gillyflower said...

Beautiful card Sue! Gilly x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,

Wow...stunning, elegant, feminine, delicate...GORGEOUS!!! I don't think there's anything about this card I don't like. You paper looks great on the background...note to self, order a pad. The pearls and swirls are just divine. It would be almost worth not feeling well to receive such a beautiful get well card :).
The sun is shining down here in Truro, the sky is a brilliant shade of's too cold to go outside and enjoy it!! Looks like I'll have to find something to do inside again...what a chore (she says heading off to the craft room)
Happy Monday everyone.
Bejay x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the panels using your new paper pad and the gorgeous dies you've used. Congratulations to all the comment game winners yesterday.
Norah please can I have a little of your energy, you're certainly powering through the housework this morning
Tracy hope all the work goes well and you have your new bathroom soon

Hugs and best wishes everyone

TOB said...

Hi Sue, a lovely feminine card, gorgeous papers. Hugs Theresa xx

my craft cupboard said...

Stunning, absolutely gorgeous.
sharon :)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, your papers are gorgeous, must buy a pad.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Today's beautiful card really is enhanced by your lovely papers and I do love the beaded spray die. It's a beautiful shape and so versatile.
I do like the sentiment today too. I do like Phil's round stamp blocks too. They are a good size and so easy to hold.
Norah - shall I just call you the " whirlwind" this morning! My goodness I was out of breath just reading what you'd done! It's great how the sun motivates and helps us isn't it.
It's a beautiful day here too.
Hope it's lovely in Ayrshire Tracy! We don't want workmen with muddy feet! So pleased you're lovely new bathroom is on its way! Take care!
Please take care wherever you are . Sending love to those who are going through difficult times!
Myra xxxxx

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card, with such gorgeous papers & dies, love it.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so beautiful and elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I just love all the layers and your new papers are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Every Time I Open Your "Tremendous Blog" I'm Blown Away By Your
"Truly Outstanding Beautiful Cards" And Today Isn't Any Different.
I Just Love Your "New Paper Pad" It's Such Soft Stunning Colours I Like Many Haven't
Used Mine As Yet.
I Must Start To Use It I Can Always Purchase Another One, Everything You Do Sue Is
Just Awesome You Bring Out "Fantastic Embossing Folders" Which Are Stunning, "Beautiful Stamps"
Also Your "Truly Tremendous Dies" "Your Video's" Now Your "Paper Pad" I've Also Got The Very First
C.D. You Brought Out Showing Lots Of Wonderful "Tips And Techniques."
Onto Today's Card, I Love The Colour Chosen To Mat And Layer With Your Coconut White Foundation Card,
Using The Very Beautiful "Melbourne Die,". And "Phill Martins Petite Scribble Set" Such A Well Needed
Sentiment And Wonderful Font.
I Love How You've Added Your Beaded Flourishes, I Love How You've Added The Pearls To The Flourishes.
Today's Card Is Stunning, Beautiful, And Very Opulent, Sue My Friend Thank You So Very Much For Sharing
Your Talents With Us.
You Inspire Me Daily 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.

Jean said...

WOW!!!! LOVE this!!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love your papers and the Melbourne die, it looks stunning.

The guys are here today to put up my new rooflines and I am so pleased it is dry and sunny. It seems that they were hardly here when they stopped for lunch lol it is supposed to be a one day job but I think it will take two. At least they are outside and not indoors like Tracy's bathroom people so with the housework done I can sit in peace in the craftroom and not have too much noise or dust to distract me. I don't envy you, Tracy, I just hope it is not too stressful for you.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty and elegant card today. The paper pad is something that will soon sell out everywhere I think.

Love Helen xxx

barbara macaskill said...

I know I would feel much better if I was to receive a beauty like this in the mail when I was sick!!! Beautiful colors and a lovely layout of all the pretty elements!! TFS!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely card, Sue. The papers are so pretty.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous design and card Sue
Gr Karin

Yorks butterfly said...

Afternoon Sue, what a pretty card, love the colour combination and the papers are a lovely base for the dies

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and made special with the addition of your beautiful papers. Have got the papers but have not inked to cut into them yet.

terrie said...

Beautiful card....I like all of the swirly on the card...such a pretty color too
well done Sue.....tfs

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! There are a lot of fabulous dimensions on your card! Love it very much! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sue, pretty and feminine and pearly and swirly ! Love it. Great design, too.
Beth B - good to see you back.
Tracy - new bathroom whoopee! It'll be done in no time... We have the new posh shower bought and stored, but all the old 70's tiles (beige and brown) have to come off and the mock marble and chocolate suite removed - then the whole room inc ceiling replastered, no breath being held!! Maybe some year soon. Thinking white !!!

'P' in Wales

Heidis Kagesjov said...

This is such a beautiful card, very feminine, just my style. I just purchased the Melbourne set last week, but haven't gotten around to play with it yet.

gailgale said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!!
Such a lovely card!!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous, beautiful colours.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hazel said...

Sue, your card is stunning, love the design using your new papers. Hazel X

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
I am so in love with your paper. Absolutely beautiful card. Only 18 more sleeps. Loads of love to you Sue x
Very brief comment today. As I type this I am on hold to the lovely council tax people. So far I have been on hold for 43 minutes. They have taken too much money from my account - not happy.
Need to cut this short and concentrate on not losing my temper when they eventually answer!
Lots of love to everyone.
Crafty hugs

Will have to read everyone's comments later if I am not to knackered and depressed!!!! xxxx

Dawn Holben said...

This is another beautiful card showing your pretty paper pad that I really love.
I love the swirly finishing touches too making this a very feminine card.
Absolutely love this one.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card today. Love the pearls on the Beaded Swirl Flourishes and your new paper.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love everything about this card. It looks as though I will have to put the Melbourne die and the beaded swirl die on my wish list along with the paper pad and Phil's sentiment stamps. It will have to wait until payday though I am afraid.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely....

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Stunning! Your new paper pad is an absolute triumph Sue and a must have in our crafting arsenal....though I do admit to keeping pretty papers for the sole purpose of gazing at and stroking so whether they ever got used is anyone's guess:-) I love the new Australian collection, and the Melbourne die in particular so I'm really pleased to see you using them today, it makes for a beautiful focal point. I tried in vain to get the beaded flourish a couple of weeks ago so it sits at the top of my wish list. The composition of today's card is second to none, I will be 'borrowing' it for future reference. Nice to see the dazzlers make an appearance too. Thankyou for doing the impossible and sparking my creative juicesxxx
Having a quiet day just pottering around, decided to sort out my spectrum noir pencils by number and colour with the intention of actually using them...I've had them about a year and they remain untouched, I feel so guilty and really need to get my bum in gear:-)
I also prepped my sparkle pens....lots of shaking ensued, a bit of repetitive strain to be honest but the effects were well worth it.
I've spent the afternoon watching you tube tutorials of Leanne demonstrating how to colour with Spectrum Noir, I'm a real perfectionist and don't want to make a mess of my attempts at colouring. It takes me back to my art class days, I got a B grade in my Higher exam...A level equivalent....and I thought about doing fashion design but I'm now so rusty I need a good old glue of oil to lubricate me again:-)
Beth, it's so good to have you back, poor Mr B though, that's a long time to go without, he must have been quite faint:-( and there you go teasing him with offers of hot tea, tsk, tsk! Hope his test is favourable though, my Mum had high cholesterol too but the meds have it under control now. Mine was up at 8.5 last must be all that cheesecake and chocolate:-)
Yvonne, I do hope the council haven't taken too much of your money, Sues shows aren't too far away now and you'll need as much cash as you can for that:-( it's so hard getting through to any agency now and quite often you have automated commands where they can't quite grasp a regional accent. BT are the worst, it's so hard when the call centres are abroad and neither of you can understand each other, I give up! Hope it all got resolved for you, they are quick to take and notoriously slow to refundxxxx
Tracy, good luck with your bathroom, I'm sure it'll be worth all the dust and mess when it's finished:-)
P, hugs to Bernard and Russell, wish we could show pictures on here of our fur babies.....
Wheely Bad, I'm a little jealous of your new wheels:-), wouldn't it be great if Ferrari branched out into mobility scooters.....
Cuddles to Linda, Pam, Lorraine, Rebecca, Maria, Theresa, deb c and melodyxxxxx Hugs to all who need themxxxx


Suebak said...

Very tasteful card indeed.

Susan x

ursula said...

Loving your new papers....a really lovely card today Sue....luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty indeed.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is beautiful, it's so pretty and fresh.
Sending love to all in pain in heart, mind or body, and their carers.
love Maureen xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Pretty card, love the new papers

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow I love your creation today , I need to get some of your new flourishes they look so nice on your cards
Pops need to go dinner time
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
I hope you all had a good day Take care Kitty.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Oooo Sue absurlutly stunning card today I love love love it
I have just received your paper pad this morning from Joanna Sheen it's
Gorgeous & very good quality.The die's used today have gone on my must have list.
I could do with this card as I had a bad fall yesterday I said hello too the floor
fell flat on my All bruised also knees. Feeling sorry for myself.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tina E your in my thoughts & prayers sending you all love & Hug's xx.

Tracy love & Hug's on the way xx

Wheelybad love & Hug's comming your way with cuddles for Billy.hope your both ok.xx

DIANE G missed you in the cafe' hope your ok Hug's xx

BETH B I hope Mr B survived without food for so long.this morning.HaHa.
My Mr B is the same he has a built in food clock

Hug's for all friends & everyone xxx

craftynanna said...

Evening Sue, such a gorgeous card with your gorgeous papers from your paper pad, I have ordered one from my local craft shop. Hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Evening Sue, such a gorgeous card with your gorgeous papers from your paper pad, I have ordered one from my local craft shop. Hugs to all Johanna

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the paper from your pad and it's on my wishlist.
Thanks for sharing,

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card.

liz spooner said...

This is gorgeous Sue, it would make me feel better.xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today. Your new papers really compliment the dies, making a card fit for any occasion. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

nannapat said...

I love the frilly feminine look Sue, it is so pretty. They layers and your beautiful papers make this a gorgeous card. Pat x

Laura O' Connor said...

great card Sue,love the papers ,Laura O

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
A absolutely stunning card Sue and the new dies are
just getting better ,if possible but seeing them made
into such lovely cards. The list getting longer again.

Lorraine, Spectrum Noir hmmm I got some from my son a
few month ago and like you I think I need some tutorial
how to colour with them because what I done so far has just
gone in the bin :-) Good luck with yours.
Lovely to see you back Beth, you have been missed. Hope
you now feeling better.
Lynda, take it easy, no more falls !
Yvonne, hope you are ok.
Tracy, enjoy getting a new bathroom.
Sending hugs to you all but special ones to the ones who
need one and to my missing friends in the cafe', hope to
see you back soon.
Warm hugs Maria x

Eunice said...

I really like your new papers, and this is a wonderful card.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the pink papers from your paper pad!! The die cuts are elegant!!
Moxie Craftie

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual but even better with your papers. Love the colour

Lorraine Freeman said...

Very pretty card Sue.
Funny old day today mood wise so it's not by great. Not helped by going paperwork to find one thing and ended up with a big pile that needs shredding. I am trying to get the place tidier...
Had also planned to craft but that was scuppered, will try again tomorrow. Otherwise it seems so silly to have so many lovely craft products and to still want more. Feeling down because I would love to go to Ally Pally to meet our wonderful Sue and maybe some Wilsonettes but know I could not cope with the travel. It's so hard to come to terms with.
Sorry don't mean to moan.
Love n hugs to all my friends and those in need.
Wishing good things to all xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Such a pretty card Sue. Anyone receiving this card would feel better. It is so cheerful. I love the flourishes and that Melborne die is perfect! I've gotten away from using prints but now I want that paper! I love those new background papers.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. The new papers look so pretty and the beaded swirl flourishes are gorgeous with the addition of the pearls.
Take care everyone.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card and love your new papers.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

dmj from kettering said...

I missed this yesterday as I was feeling a bit under the weather; a lovely surprise to see the sentiment on the card!!!!

Doreen x

julie laz said...

Wow love it, I need the big dies with the piercing dots, they would make my life so much easier, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Vie Carter said...

just beautiful


Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning beauty & so pretty, Love it....
Love every element of this gorgeous card & the Melbourne dies & beaded flourishes are very decorative & look amazing.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)