Sunday, 6 March 2016

On My Mind

 Good Sunday morning all!  A pretty pansy wreath card today.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Climbing Vines embossing folder for a textured background.  I cut ten pansies of varying sizes out of white card. I sponged in some Dusty Concord ink through the die before removing them, then added eyelash strokes with the matching Distress ink pen for more detail. I selected a piece of eggplant card (from my stash) to use as the solid colour behind the flowers and sponged a bit more ink for depth.  Pansies come in so many different colours that I found these really fun to make!  I arranged all the flowers into a wreath and attached them to the embossed background.  I sponged a piece of white card with a couple of shades of green distress ink and cut a variety of leaves from it.  I sponged in the veins with Forest moss distress ink, then arranged them around the flowers.  I cut the Ornate Octagons Striplet in white and backed it with the same eggplant card.  I mounted it horizontally to the lower portion of the card.  I cut the Just Because Ornate frame in white, backed it in white and cut the centre out to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment in black and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off, centre the frame over it then glittered the exposed adhesive with Diamond Snow.  I added it to the centre of the striplet.  Finally the card was completed with my pierced mat layer, an eggplant mat and another final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

Crafty Jo!!!
Heather R Oxfordshire!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.    All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xxx

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue so apt for today.
Happy Mothers Day everyone. It is 50 years since I lost my mum, she was 42. I miss her.
Daily hugs to all including Sue, Melody, Laine abound Tracey

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Love all the pansies.
Congratulations to all the winners.

carol quinn said...

Thinking of you today sue.
Such a beautiful card
Congratulations to the lucky winners

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card, Sue. Love the colours too.
D x

nancyd said...

Oops forgot to Congratulate the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card Sue.
Big Hugs
Elaine H X
Well done to your lucky winners.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Love pansies, Sue, such a pretty card and they are the stars here!
Happy Mothers Day to all (including those who only have furry babes) especially thinking of my lovely Mum and your Mom, too, Sue. Know in the US it's not until May.
Tracy - good on you for yesterday. Hope you had a great evening.
Well done to the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Sue they all look so cheeky.
Thinking of you today, i lost my Mam fifty years ago she was only 36.
As I say time heals and so does keeping busy, Sue we know you never stop.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day all Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, fab card Sue, really must buy the pansy die.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the card, and the pansy die, they have such delicate 'faces'

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card especially those pansies. I had a go at the oyster shell technique yday. It's really lovely. Will be doing that again. TFS.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love the pansy die
Congratulations to the comment winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today and the sentiment says it all on this Mothering Sunday, there are so many of us who have lost our Mum's and think of them always especially today.

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

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a little beauty. The pansies are beautiful and make a lovely wreath, the colours just pop. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Happy Mothering Sunday to all and thinking of those that are not with us.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning card for us today I adore your pansies especially the colours you've used to colour them.
Congratulations to all the comment winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue
Happy mothers Day to you all - and for those who have lost their mums too. So sad - I dread the day.
Beautiful card today - I love this pansy die.
Congratulations to the winners!
May the Love of your mum stay in your heart.
Anne M xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card and lovely tribute to your mum. The pansies are so pretty and the design and sentiment so appropriate.
Congratulations to the winners.x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the pansy die I can use my pansy die I have a card I can copy thank you tracyw x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue. Happy mother's day to all mums, those with fur babies too. Special thoughts to all mums no longer with us and to mums who have lost sons and daughters. X

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card and one that can be adapted so easily substituting other flower and Striplet dies

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Another stunning card the pansies are so pretty. The thoughts of your mum never go away
but today is to me still a day to celebrate what a sweet and wonderful Mum I had.
Thinking about you Jan

Sylvia Yates said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the pansies, such pretty little faces. Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely Mum's out there & those no longer with us but always in our hearts (as mine is). Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love pansies - they're like smiling faces.
It's our first Mother's Day without my Nan who died at the end of January, so like many others we'll be spending the day quietly and remembering.
Congratulations to all the winners. Sue XXX

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, love the pansies and they remind me of when I was just starting school, my Mum would pick some from our garden for me to take for our classroom. Thinking of my mum today and still do every day as I'm sure you will too, thanks for all the great inspiration.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, this is so appropriate for today!!! Happy Mother's day to everyone!!!
Congratulations to all the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card these look really useful flower dies ,

Congratulations to the winners

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful CardCraft so pretty.

Congrats to the winners.


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous those pansies are so beautiful. Thinking of everyone whose mums are sadly no longer with. Take care. Hugs Jackie

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I am starting to like the pansies more and more. I wasn't sure of them before.
Happy Mother's Day To everyone.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a lovely day

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and all crafty mums on our Special Day!
My thoughts are with you Sue.
Lovely card , pansies are all so unique, and a versatile flower. Colourway is very pretty.
Congrats to all winners.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx 💐

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the pansy wreath - can't wait to get these dies and have some fun with colours...

Happy Mothers Day ladies...

Congratulations to the winners too...


hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I love this card it would make a lovely Mothers Day card for today
Kathy B xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is very pretty, the pansies are fabulous, so true to life in their shapes, and your colours too. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a lovely day everyone. Bx

dmj from kettering said...

Happy Mother's Day to all, thinking of you today, Sue.

Love this card,

Doreen x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful.

Debs cards xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, those pansies make such a beautiful wreath. Lovely sentiment for today too. Thank you
Love Diane G xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Really eye catching & just right for today,
Best wishes to you and your family,
Congratulations to the winners
Karen M

Anne said...

Love the colours you have used, Sue. A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a very beautiful card today. Pansies are such pretty flowers and the wreath is so clever. Thinking of you today.

Love Rosemarie x x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, very appropriate for today.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
I know you show appreciation to mom's in May in the US but I couldn't help but think this was your personal tribute to a very special mom. Although I'm thinking of my mom and MIL, my heart cries out for Tina's daughter who should be celebrating the joy of her new baby daughter Evie, but now holding onto memories. Thinking of you all so much.

A lovely tribute Sue xxx Thinking of you xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, the sentiment says it all especially for all those whose Mum's aren't here we think of them every day & especially today. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card today sue x love the embossing folder x the pansies look lovely arranged in a wreath x
Happy mothers day to all and thinking of those who are sadly without their mums today especially you sue xxx
I have the day to myself as 2 of my kids are working and the other one is having a weekend away with her boyfriend and hubby is at work so crafting for me today xxx wish I could spend the day with my mum but quite a journey on the train with a change at london which gives me the right wobblies on my own so will see her in the week x
Congratulations to the lucky winners xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The pansies look very realistic and such a pretty colour too. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy Mothering Sunday to all mums.
Have a great day.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love this card and I love your pansies. SueL x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Congratulations to the lucky winners :-)
Happy Mother's Day to all. Have a lovely day and sending hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a truly pretty card and the pansies so realistic. A lovely sentiment for every one of us today. Thinking of you Sue and sending my very best wishes.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love today's card - think the pansies are stunning and in classic purple just beautiful.

Congrats the winners...

lilian said...

Hi Sue, a very beautiful card, love the pansies.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, do love pansies

Jan.moogie said...

Happy Mothers Day Sue, hope you are spoilt and looked after by your other family as well as you look after us. Gorgeous spring time card today makes one feel quite happy. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxxxxxx

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card today Sue and very appropriate for Mothering Sunday as pansies are for thoughts. Have a lovely day. x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I love the pansies.
B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely card, pansies are so pretty, great colors

congratulations to the winners


Muriel x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh what a pretty card and in my favourite colours, my mum would have loved it, it was hers to. The pansy is such a pretty flower and I love their faces. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! xx

June Horrocks said...

This card is stunning sue I love pansies the colours are beautiful thank you sue happy Mother's Day to you my love and special prayers today xxxxx
June Horrocks xxxx

iReneM said...

Such a pretty card for Mothering Sunday
and the perfect sentiment on this day.

Wishing a happy day to all mums and special thoughts
for you Sue, and all of us who no longer have our mums
to spoil and pamper.

Congrats winners and hugs to everyone

Irene (W/boro)


Aspiring crafter said...

Love, love ,love this card Sue!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card for Mothers Day, pansies have such lovely faces.
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a pretty card. love Jean Z xxxx

marg said...

Happy Mothering Sunday Sue!
All the ladies on the blog too!
I always want to put an eye on the Pansies! lol
Take care
Love Marg

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Happy Mothers day to all..
Such a fitting card for today real pretty ..
Congrats to the winners
Hug's Sarah xxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Very, very pretty card. Those pansies are cute!
Congrats to the winners - enjoy.
Hugs, Rose

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue


Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card Pansies are so cute Happy smiling faces.

Happy Mother's Day

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,love the pansies.
Marion H

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty card today, those pansies look so realistic! A love!y pop of colour!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Thinking of all the ladies who have lost their mothers (36 years for me).
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Maureen xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

Pretty pretty pretty. I love pansys.
Have a lovely day everyone. I'm staying in bed resting.
I really floored myself yesterday after bag packing then s few drinks with my friends. Was nice to celebrate x

Brenda Lello said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue,

What a pretty card this is I can see this pansy die being used In so many different ways.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a good day everyone, love Brenda XXX

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card, looks like a ring of smiley faces.xx

weefortune said...

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing ladies out there. Lovely card Sue, hugs E xx

weefortune said...

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing ladies out there. Lovely card Sue, hugs E xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love your pretty pansies!
Congratulations to all the comment game winners.

SueJ said...

A really pretty card Sue and very apt for today, thank you.

My thoughts are with you too xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. The pansies are stunning colour

Congratulations to the winners

Karen xx

Lisbeth said...

I love the design of the card. What a very clever way to bring our the colour of the pansies by using the same colour as a background to the striplet die cut.


Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
What A "Truly Tremendous Card" I Love The Very Beautiful
Pansy Wreath And The Technique With The Leaves I Watched You Do
This On One Of Your Video's, I Love The Tremendous "Climbing Vines" Embossing
Folder, It Stands Out So Prominent.
I Love The Ornate Octagon Striplet A Wonderful Sentiment Placed In The
Ornate Frame.
"Happy Mothers Day To All", I Got A Gift From My Dogs As We Have Never Had
A Family So They Are My Babies.
Sadly I Never Had A Good Mother I'm Aware That's Very Rare But I Had A
Truly Superb Father Who Made Up For That.
The More I See The Pansies Die, The More I Want Them.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy.....
Hugs To Lancashire Steph

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Your pansies are so pretty. I love the colours.


Pansies always reminded me of doggie faces!!! Perhaps I need medication! Love the card though; as always you are an inspiration Sue. Thank you x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with all the lovely smiling pansies, so special for Mothers Day, reminds me of a poem
" you can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she lived" and like many others today I miss my mum too.

Tracy, have a good rest you deserve it
Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs and happy Mothers Day everyone

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card, thrilled to be a comments winner

ursula said...

Those pansies look amazing Sue, another idea for me to use them....this card is a real wow, love it.....luv Ursula xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the pansies. Congratulations to the winners.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, really love the pansies.
Happy Mothers Day everyone and thinking of all of us whose Mam's are no longer with us. I miss mine so much and I know today will be hard for you Sue being as it's one of those "1st" anniversaries that are so difficult, so sending special hugs to you xx
Tracy glad you had good day yesterday and have a good rest today, you certainly deserve it xxx
Love and hugs to all , Alison xxxx

Paula said...

A pretty and unusual card for today Sue! :) Pansies are such a happy flower, you can't help but smile when you see them.
Congratulation to today's winners.
Paula x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card.
Happy Mothers Day to all and special thoughts to those of us that no longer have our mothers with us, 4 years for and she is still missed every day.
To the winners enjoy your prize.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Happy Mother's Day Ladies! I hope you all have a lovely day.
For those who are mourning today - special thoughts , hugs and prayers.
Special hug for you today Sue! Xxxxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

What a lovely card for Mother's Day. Fabulous Colour and the Pansies are just beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers everywhere, hope you all have a wonderful day and are spoilt rotten.

Suebak said...

Delightful card. Thoughts are with you Sue and with all others who need comforting today.

Susan x

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue the Pansies are lovely, well done to the winnners enjoy your prize everyone, hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue the Pansies are lovely, well done to the winnners enjoy your prize everyone, hugs Johanna

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Hugs Theresa xx

Susan White said...

Such a pretty card today Sue. Thinking of you and everyone who has lost their mum, especially my friend Kathy's boys who have their first mother's day without her. Susan x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue, hi, Wilsonettes,
OMG!!! The pansy set has shot right to the top of my wish list after seeing this stunningly beautiful card :).
I hope everyone is having a good Mother's Day. It's a day I don't celebrate. Although it was a different date (March 18th), nine years ago I actually lost my mum during the night of Mother's Day, six months almost to the day after losing my dad, so I tend to try and forget it...hard to do with all the advertising on the TV. Right now I have one of my 'babies', my dog, cuddled up beside me on the sofa. She's been growling at something only she could see but has decided that the danger is over as she's settled down now lol.
I'm really wishing I could go in the craft room and make loads of pansies...that's something I'm going to have to rectify pretty soon as they look so lifelike don't they.
Happy crafting Sunday, everyone and congrats to the day it may be me lol.
Bejay xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Happy Mother's Day everyone my thoughts are with you Sue .
Also extra special Hug's thoughts & prayers for TIna Paul & their Daughter Clare SIL Tobby for the sad loss of little baby Evie my heart goes out too you all.sending Love xxxx
Gorgeous card Sue I love your pansies & so beautiful.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy glad you had a good birthday & evenig merest today love Lynda xx

Wheelybad Big Hug's Cuddles for Billy xx

Congratulations for all the winners

Hug's to everyone xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and design Sue.
congrats to the winners.

Gr Karin

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Think I need that Pansie die. Gorgeous.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A very pretty card, Sue, bin honour of all mothers. Thinking of you today as it is a special day here. My second mother's day without my mum and it is always sad. xx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue. :) I just ordered the Pansy die, and can't wait to give it a try. :)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love the Pansy dies and your colouring is lovely. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Crafty Jo, SueMac and Heather R Oxfordshire.

Best wishes

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a delightful card, another die I must buy. It is beautiful.

Congratulations to the winners.

Love and hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

terrie said...

Great looking card.....those pansy are adorable...just beautiful...tfs Sue
Congrats to the winner

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful card
Congratulations to the winners.
So sorry to hear Tina E's sad news, hugs.
Can't comment on any thing else as today I feel dreadful.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Eunice said...

I love the pansy wreath, spring is coming! The eggplant color is very different. Thanks for your ideas Sue.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh my gosh, you used my very favorite flower! I love them so much! I pinned of course.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Beautiful card sorry not to have been around for a while but been worried about Mum and trying to sort out things after her stroke.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Vie Carter said...

This pansy is terrific , just love this card


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, perfectly purple pansies! I love this card and am sure I remember seeing it as one of the many samples on Hochanda. Good to have the break-down on how it was made.

I hope everyone is having a pleasant Mothering Sunday. It is nine years since I lost my mum and I think about her every day. Thinking extra today of her and your mum too, Sue.

Tracy - too much too soon! Enjoy your day resting and remember to just take small steps, you have been through a lot.

Congratulations to all of today's comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.


Lynne L said...

Today's card is gorgeous I love the pansies Congrats to all the winners

Lynne L said...

Today's card is gorgeous I love the pansies Congrats to all the winners

IVY Cheong said...

love the pansies!! this is a beautiful card! thank you for all your incredible inspirations. Take care, Ivy C x

Marianne's Craftroom said...


Tressa said...

A ver attractive card.

Janet Wilson said...

pretty wreath

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOO! Your pansies look so real that I can almost smell them through my screen! So pretty! TFS!

Jean said...

So pretty!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a unusual and beautiful card Sue
Pansies are such a understated little flower you have definatly made the. Stand out from the crowd
Looking forward to tomorrow's masterpiece
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G. xx

liz spooner said...

Hello Sue, these pansies look like they are smiling.xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
This is an absolutely stunning card,love the pansies they look so beautifully made.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, I love the pansies and they look lovely arranged in a wreath shape.
Really love this card.

Theresa Pace said...

fab wreath. i can see it as a 7x7 or 8x8 with a sentiment in the middle of it, hugs xx

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card especially the pansies they look so lifelike.

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,love the pansies ,Laura O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a Beautiful card !!! I love the shading on your Pansy flowers. I think they look very realistic. They look great arranged into a wreath shape. I like your background EF. You have used the Ornate Octagon Striplet again !! This is one of my most favourite of all your Striplets at the moment. ( Although I do love the look of your new Ravello Striplet !!) I do like the die that your sentiment is in to. I am sorry but I can't remember its name !! This is a wonderful card Sue, just perfect for Mothers Day using some lovely colours. We lost my Nan on Mothers Day three years ago. Such a terrible time for all our family x x x
Thinking of my lovely friend Tina E, Claire and family. I am truly heartbroken for you all. Sending you all lots of love from Tres x x x

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.
Thinking of you today Sue. I hope you are ok. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's winners. X x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Those pansies have real cute faces, lovely card Sue,
well done to the winners
Marlene O xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Wasn't sure about the pansy die before but love this card, such a happy springtime card. Thank you x

nzillingworth said...


Diane Wilscam said...

This makes me yearn for spring love it

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A really pretty card today. Love the embossing folder you've used.

Love Helen xx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card, beautiful sentiment and colours.
Take care everyone.

Victoria said...

Hi Sue,
I still view your cards every day and I love them. Had to laugh today - on first glance, I thought that you had a circle of monkey faces! Is it just me, or does anybody else see the same thing??!!

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the pansy die beautifully coloured.
Jennywren x

lucretia said...

I love pansies. This is a lovely card. x

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning Card, gorgeous colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the colours and love the pansies done in a wreath style.
Di B. x

julie laz said...

Beautiful just beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Luxury Flats Lady said...

Fantastic design, and I really love the colours!