Friday, 22 April 2016

Pierced Rose Background

 Hi crafters!  No sentiment on this one so I have named after the die!  I cut the Pierced Rose Mini Background out of gloss white card and embossed it.  I added a sticky adhesive sheet to the back of the die, then used a piece of decorative paper from my Classic Elegance Paper pad behind that.  Next I inked a piece of white card with a Forest Moss Distress ink and re cut the background.  I removed all the pieces that were not leaves and then pushed the leaves into place on the original (slightly moving them into place for a better fit).  The remaining background area that had sticky adhesive still exposed, I used Diamond Snow glitter and burnished it into place.  I made two dimensional roses from the Sweetheart Flowers set and sugared them with Iced Snow.  I added them to the corner and seated them on some white seam binding I tied into a messy bow.  I added two triple pearl stick pins as accents.  I would have made some nice matching stick pins, but this card was made while I was demoing at the trade show earlier this year and I had those in my demo unit! LOL  The card was completed with a simple white pierced mat, a thin wisteria mat and a final white layer.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam Hartlepool said...

Gorgeous card.
Norah, wow, you are going to be a to star, glad you and your friends had such a good time, you deserve it.
Bejay, if I can help out with due cuts I will. Let me know.
Daily hugs to all, especially June And Tracey, who are recovering, Melody and Molly who are missing, and all who just need a hug.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card.
I quite like putting the pieces back in in different colours.
Take care and have fun. Kitty.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card,

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card, this die is one of my favourites, I loved the demonstration you did with this last week.
Love Angela.x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card, love the combination of colours with the white die cut. Have a great day. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today, I saw you doing this on Hochanda recently and thought how lovely it was then. The stick pins go fine with it, really they do.

Just a little update, I now have an infection in the wound following surgery so am on very strong antibiotics, hopefully they will kick in soon.

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

Marion Bull said...

Such a pretty card today. This die is on my must have list!

Happy day everyone!
Maggie B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card very delicate looking. I love adding the pieces back in it's very therapeutic. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the paper piecing with the leaves, a nice touch. Of course, particularly love the floral embellishment with pin!
Norah - glad you all had such a good time.
June - hope infection clears soon and you feel a lot better.
Happy weekend all.

'P' in Wales

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

This is such a pretty card - I think the bow/embellishment cluster compliment the die perfectly.

Laura K x

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card Sue,
Have a lovely weekend .
Elaine H X

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
This is such a pretty die and paper piecing is very therapeutic. Got this die as part of your one day special last week got both New Zealand and the Happy bundles. Ordered Wednesday and got Friday so have been playing with them all.
This is a card for any occasion.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the pierced roses stunning effect x xhazel

TDQ Karen said...

Very different look, pretty colours

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Doesn't need a sentiment

Karen xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Pretty card, lovely colours, I like putting the bits back too lol !!
I hope you are on the mend soon June,
I am having a lovely time with my intertwining striplet that just arrived with Wellington, it was one I thought I didn't need until you put some on the blog Sue, specially the black and white one and the onbre, very glad I have it now
Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Muriel x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Wow! Sue this is a stunning creation, so love the pierced rose die, just beautiful

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love the roses and what you've done with the leaves.

Linda Graham said...

I was not sure about this die when I first saw it but your card has made it appealing,its so nice to see how the dies look when made into a card,thank you for showing your creations,Linda x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Such a lovely card for today Sue. I'd have to use some other paper to piece with though as I'm still stroking your's and John's and Phill's paper pads lol. It's a lovely size die to do this with especially for numb deformed fingers lol I can even begin to tell you how many times I've tutted and sighed at myself when I've attempted this technique with the smaller designs lol.

My sentiments exactly 're the intertwining circle striplet die, I also didn't think it was 'my taste' until I saw your samples and those that the ladies show on the fb group and I had to go and get it ( the bones in my arm are healing well after being twisted behind my back) lol
Talking of healing, I hope you are slowly healing after AP Sue, and my thoughts to our Tina E too and last but not least to our June, hope your health improves soon June, not what you need you poor love.

Sending my usual hugs to you Sue this Friday xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Your papers are so pretty and look gorgeous with some sparkle! Thanks for sharing.
June....I hope you feel better soon.
Have a great day everyone.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really lovely.


Aspiring crafter said...

Very pretty card Sue, have a great day!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Pretty card!
Up early this morning, Delivery at 6.30 am, I didn't know they came then!
June I hope your infectection heals soon!
Thanks for Birthday wishes!
Take care
Love Marg

Debra Kenworthy said...

Pretty card! Debra x

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card. Love this die,like so many it is on my wish list!

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful I love the die you have used the colours are so fresh. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card. I like the paper piecing and love the two flowers.

Sorry to hear about the wound infection June. I hope the antibiotics work quickly and that you feel better soon.

Love Helen xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi sue
Yet another different look,love this card so pretty.

Anonymous said...

A lovely card in nice colours.
June sorry to here you have an infection, hope the antibiotics soon work. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

beautiful and elegant Sue , another die I need . jane x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, I love all the piercing details and that the design allows us to make smaller cards.x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
This works really well. As paper piecing the whole design is a bit of a pain! Really pretty card.
Anne M xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card, love it all.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is stunning, I love all the piercing in the roses. Really pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love this simpler method of paper piecing, and the paper pad in the background looks great.
B xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love this simpler method of paper piecing, and the paper pad in the background looks great.
B xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I love this card it has so much detail and is very pretty
Kathy B x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A really pretty card. I love the paper piecing, and also your lovely paper pad in the background. Like Steph, I am still at the stroking stage, your papers are so pretty.

Love Rosemarie x x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the colour.

Sorry not to have been around for a while, you know the reason why.
We say goodbye to my Sister on Monday.

At least I am getting over this dreadful virus that's on the go.

Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card saw you make it on TV. Thank you for the chance of winning a beautiful die love Jean Z xxxx

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous Sue, just gorgeous pierced roses, really love this die and the card. x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the pierced roses! Love Hean xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

I love this card. Love that die and the paper piecing. Beautiful!

Annie Pennington said...

Love the background on this Sue. The piercing looks lovely, it would be time consuming to do by hand. Love the sweetheart flowers too.

Annie P


Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love your background dies I will have to treat myself, stunning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This die makes such a pretty picture, especially with one of your papers from the Classic Elegance pad behind doesn't need a sentiment at all, it's perfect just as it is...

June, hope the infection clears up soon...


Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I tried paper piecing for the first time on your blushing rose die yesterday must admit I did enjoyed the experience .Your card is lovely. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card really like the way you have done the background.
Nancyd xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
The detail in this die is awesome! I love the card it's so pretty.
Sending hugs to all that are struggling xxx
Hugs x
Heather T

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card today Sue and thank you for the
tutorial for the card yesterday, it is lovely.

Congrats once again to all the die winners.

So sorry June that you got an infection after
your op. hope the antibiotics helping you x
Sending well wishes to one and all who need one
and also hugs to all. A special one to Lilian at
this sad time x
Maria x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, very effective. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Another lovely card. I've just bought this embossing folder so I might give it a go.
D x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card today I love it.
Babysitting duties for me today so no crafting for me.
Thanks for sharing

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a very elegant card !
Take care JaneB.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card today and it would also look great in so many other colour combinations.
I love how you have used your delicate paper in the background.
Lesley S x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another fabulous technique

sandy acland said...


Sandy (tort)

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and so different. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. Saw you doing this demo on hochanda and its looks so pretty with the sparkle. Loving the flowers. I bought one of your paper pads and its stunning with the pastel colours and little patterns, didnt want to use that one so bought another two to play with, but reading your blog i am not the only one to be doing that lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

dmj from kettering said...

What a lovely card, I do love that colour, I think the paper pads are next on my (ever growing!!) wish list!!

Doreen x

Sue MacFall said...

What lovely colours, Sue - love the pierced rose die too.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another brilliant card from you and I love the paper piecing, together with your beautiful paper pad which I can't stop using! Best wishes

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card Sue, you must have a lot of patience for the paper piecing! x

June Horrocks said...

So beautiful this card sue love it saw it on hochanda loved it then thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, simple to make card. You make things so easy.

Just received some of your new dies (treat from my lovely husband). Will be having a go with some today!! Yippee


hettygarlick said...

I love that. It's so pretty. Very effective to use the paper from the paper pad behind it.

DeCor said...

Good Morning all.
I have to admit as well that I wasn't sure about this die when I looked at it...This card says it all though! It is gorgeous. You have designed it so cleverly. Love the colours and the paper piecing is fab. Off to work. .A bit soggy here today. Have a good one! Hop your infection goes away quickly June.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on yet another dull day, its supposed to be cold later in the next couple of days. A gorgeous card and it looks reasonably easy but I wouldnt bet on it. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love it.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x really wish I had bought two of your paper pads at ally pally so I had one to cuddle and one to use ! Thankyou sue for your inspiration x
June bless you that's all you need x hopefully the antibiotics will work quickly and will be back on the mend x
Lilian sending prayers and hugs to you x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Such a pretty card today I love the paper piecing I've never tried it myself but will have to try it!

carol quinn said...

Wow, this is beautiful

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely clean and fresh looking card ... very pretty.
Rosemary xx

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, looks great with the green back in, xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card. I loved your demo on Hochanda when you paper pieced the Pierced Rose Mini Background.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anne said...

I did manage to catch the demo on this one on Hochanda. I love the paper piecing technique and it is so effective here.

Anne (Northampton)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, the paper piecing is lovely and the stick pins are fine
June hope the antibiotics clear the infection and you feel better soon
Muriel enjoy playing with the intertwining circle striplet, it's the best die ever
Tracy hope all well with you and you'll soon have that few days away in Pitlochry
Sincere sympathies to Lilian

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, I like the different layers you get with the paper piecing too, that must have taken you ages!! The paper pads look lovely, I haven't seen one in the flesh yet, they seem to sell out quite quickly!
Thank you for sharing
Love Diane xxx
June sorry to hear you've got an infection I hope the antibiotics work quickly and you feel better soon. Xxx
Lillian sending you a hug xxx
Norah, what can I say, I bet breakfast is a bit quieter at home today! Hope you are ok and we haven't worn you out xxxx

Beryl Treble said...

A lovely card Sue.

granny sue said...

Very pretty and summery. SueL x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, I like the idea of using different colours in the spaces,
Best wishes
Karen M

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, I like the idea of using different colours in the spaces,
Best wishes
Karen M

Vie Carter said...

A really very pretty card, just love it


Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card and will be giving it a try.
Evis M.

SueJ said...

Beautiful card, lovely techniques and die.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love the roses, and the colour of the card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card
thanks for sharing
hugs sarah n xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oh I do love this card. Seen u do a few things with it now and it's making me want to get it all the more lol xx

Norah. Glad u had a ball when u met with ur friends. Sounded like u had a great time.

June. Get well soon my lovely

Lillian. So sorry I didn't know. Sending my love.

Everyone. I'm happily enjoying my time not having to Goto hospital everyday. Have bought a few dies to play with when the weather goes yucky again. As its nice I'm outside enjoying my garden. In a few weeks we are off to loch long near Loch Lomond and Pitlochry wooooo hooo xxx

Norma said...

What a beautiful card - love it. Sue's ideas are never ending and it never ceases to amaze me how a "card" can be presented in so many different ways. Thank you again for your inspiration xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A truly lovely card! I have this die and don't use it as often as I should! It is beautiful. Love the colours you chose as well.
June - so sorry about the wound infection - you really didn't need that! Hope it clears up very soon!
Tracy - how are you feeling now? Have you been able to do any crafting yet? Still thinking of you.
Norah - I 'm glad I didn't have to make sure I wasn't last down for breakfast this morning! However breakfast was a quiet affair here today!
Sending hugs!
Love to you Sue and all friends on the blog,
Myra xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful card today so elegant and pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty and feminine. xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Today's Card is Truly Tremendous, Rich, Opulent, Extremely Luxurious
I Love Every Single Detail Its Just Exquisite.
I Watched You Make This Tremendous Card On Hochanda I Really Love
"The Pierced Rose Mini Embossing Folder" The Embossing Is Extremely Detailed
I Love The Pin Point, I Really Love How You Used Your Classic Elegant Paper Pad Its
So Very Beautiful.
I Love The Method You've Used The Paper Piering Just So Stunning It Looks Truly
I Really Love Your Stunning Flower The Very Beautiful Sweetheart Flowers.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing This Truly Tremendous Card
Your So Extremely Talented You Inspire Me Every Single Day, And I So Much
Appreciate It.
Take Care My Dearest Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Paula said...

A pretty card today Sue, it's so unusual to see a smaller card from you! :)
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Although roses are not amongst my favourite flowers, I still love this card. The technique is so clever and could certainly be used with many other dies. Love the colours.


Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Sue


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

The pierced rose background, to me, makes this design so tactile, and, as usual, I love the whole ensemble


June x

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful card and I watched the demo and bought the die set. Will definitely give it a go. Love, Ivy Cx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
exquisite card - I'll definitely try that paper piecing technique, so effective. I love the flowers, too, with the STICK PINS! YEAY.
Hugs, Rose

Bente Sørflaten said...

A wonderful piece of work!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. A lovely effect with the paper piecing.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful, gorgeous card today and lovely colours. That die is so useful.
Congratulations to all the winners of the dies. I'm sorry I've been missing quite a bit lately and I'm all behind, in more ways than one!!!
I feel slightly sluggish this morning after too many late nights and early mornings in the company of some kind, lovely friends. Norah, you'll be able to eat in peace and quite today, and I hope we haven't tired you out.
Lilian, thinking of you.
Tracy, hope you are doing well.
love to all
Maureen xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, very striking X X X

Julie Rosier said...

Stunning - will now have to buy that die I think!

Tracy Stitt said...

I'm feeling ok. Skin very angry at my armpit but I'm getting on with it. I start counselling next week for a few sessions. Then it's just getting on with the rest of my life and back to work when I'm ready lol xx
Thanks for asking x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wisonettes?
Gorgeous card once again, Sue. I wish I had just a tiny bit of your creativity!
I am so far behind on reading all the will probably take me a month to catch up. I'm reading the most recent first. sorry to hear about your infection. I hope it clears up quickly.
Yvonne G...Congratulations on your win and for being Sue's favorite lol.
Laine...just read that you're having tooth pain. Ugh!!! Feel better!!! sounds like you had a blast. Congratulations.
Lorraine F...I hope the pain management course helps. happy to hear that you're enjoying your time after treatment. Make sure you rest up so that you get your strength back!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs to all! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Tami Grant said...

A very pretty card Sue. The pierced rose is wonderful and the glitter, ribbon and stick pins really make the card stand out.

Susan Mitchell said...

Wow, what a lovely card as usual. I have just found your blog and it is fantastic. You are such an inspiration.


Pauline A said...

WOW! What a beautiful card. If I made this one I wouldn't want to give it away. Just received my NZ dies this morning so guess what I'll be doing this weekend. Hugs xx Pauline A

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
....what a glorious card...!!!! It's such a lovely die!! Doubt this die could ever make a bad card!!!!

Jess Watson said...

Hello Sue, this card is gorgeous, the colours are lovely.
Sorry I didn't congratulate the winners yesterday, well done ladies enjoy your lovely dies.
I have had a lovely two days away with some brilliant friends, thank you ladies for so much fun, Maureen, Myra, Norah, Diane, Barbara, Hazel, Patricia and Margaret, also thank you Margaret for all the lovely baking you brought with you.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Suemac said...

Another pretty card

Crewe Trish said...

I have come to the conclusion that there isn't a card that is a Sue Wilson that isn't amazing. Thank you for your inspiration. I hope everyone has a nice weekend and those under the weather feel better soon.

terrie said...

Great looking card.....the roses are so nice....tfs and well done Sue

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card, that bit smaller but still beautiful, and so nice to see your papers .

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A really pretty card, I think it's nice to have a sentiment free card sometimes, those ones we keep ready made for those "whoops, I forgot!" moments (we all have them). Those sweetheart flowers are just lovely. Definitely looks like a versatile did to have. Sorry I've missed last few posts, the 'lava' card yesterday (of heated pearls) is something I need to do as the effect is stunning. I think it'd make a brilliant steam punk book cover or box lid. Sending big hugs x

Tina E and family, in my thoughts always. Biggest hugs from me and Billy xxxx

Lillian, so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you big hugs xxx

Marg, happy belated birthday, I hope you had a really lovely day, big birthday hugs xxx

June, I'm so sorry you've developed an infection, I hope the antibiotics work well and you'll be back crafting in no time, big get well hugs xxx

To all the die winners, a big, hearty congratulations! TxCowgirl, you made me giggle! So pleased for you and my special blog friends who were lucky in this draw. Enjoy your prizes, big crafty hugs xxx

What TV channel do I need to hunt out for news on the "Carlisle 8" Norah? Sounds like you ladies has a wonderful time. I'm so happy for all of you that you got to share such fun and got to know each other better. Big hugs to all of you and make sure you have a good rest now xxx

P, Billy and I send big hugs to you and miss Pushy xxx

Lynda, big hugs always to you and your fur and feathered friends from Billy and I xxx

Laine, hope your dental woes are soon sorted, big hugs xxx

Tracy, hope the soreness subsides soon. Hope you can craft and take your mind off it, big hugs xxx

Lorraine F, Yvonne G, Theresa W, Alison hugs to you all

Tired, migrainey few days. Nothing serious, just sleepy. My haircut got cancelled the other day so hairdresser is coming today so I must off and wash my hair. Wishing everyone happiness and crafty good times, big hugs to you all. I have plenty extra if you need more hugs. Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you all soon,

T xxx

Jean said...

How beautiful!

Val Jones said...

What a beautiful die Sue. Just love the amazing card you have made with it.
Love Val in Spain x

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card Sue, thank you, xx

Suebak said...

A mood lifter if ever I saw one.

Susan x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful flower/rose card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Susan White said...

Really lovely card Sue. Susan x

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue, Love the roses in fact I have this die but been afraid to try it but seeing how beautiful it looks perhaps I will give it a go this weekend.
Hugs to all, special big hug for you Sue hope you find time to relax and bathe in the glory of your new dies and stamps. Well done!
Jennywren x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely just goes to show that if it's interesting enough, ou don't always need a sentiment :)
Pam - I may well take you up on your offer of die cuts before I can get the set myself. That's really kind of you :).
I hope everyone has had a lovely Friday, despite the weather and I hope you all have a great weekend.
Bejay xx

ursula said...

Wow, a really beautiful card today Sue, love the background....luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Anne Prescott said...

Very pretty card Sue, like this one.

Anne x

Su said...

Very pretty, like the pierced it a lot!

Txcowgirl said...

Love all the details in this card, especially love how I've seen you do your flowers, adding the extra sparkle, just makes it!

One of my sister lives in Houston where they've had such devastating flooding. She's okay, but the whole city is all but paralyzed. One or two of the many riding stables were hit by a flash flood where they usually don't get flooded, so there wasn't time to get the horses to higher ground. We were horse owners and lovers for many years, so I've just been glued to the videos of the rescues, some are heart stopping. You can google Houston flooding horse rescues, thankfully I think they've all made it so far.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card, it's so pretty. This die is one that has been on my wish list for ages and I think it will have to be moved up a notch or two:-)

'P' - just enjoy your time with Miss Pushy aka Miss Hyper, sympathetic purrs for her from my girls.
June S - hope the antibiotics clear up the infection soon.
Lillian - sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family.

Wishing everyone the best week-end possible.


Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the WIlsonettes,
This is a lovely card Sue and it could be made for any occasion the fact that it doesn't have a sentiment on the front. I have splurged before your new dies came out and bought the New Zealand set from Hochanda so it has come late this afternoon and i am so looking forward to me time to start using it especially that border which is beautiful, stunning, what a size. I also got the lacy leaves as well as i think that die is so sweet. YOur card today so much reminds me of a beautiful wedding card with its gorgeous white roses and little pearls. Thank you Sue for a superb piece of inspiration that we could make for quite a few occasions.
Ladies thank you, i had the most wonderful time away and the only thing wrong with it was it wasn't long enough, it was over oh so fast. If you ever get the chance to meet up with others from here on the blog, please just do it as you will meet the most wonderful friends that you will wonder why it took you so long to take that first step and they can only enrich your life that's for sure. I don't know if Rory is wearing his headphones so that he can shut me out from rabbiting on and on or whether he is just deciding to use the new ones that he got at Christmas but i think it's the first some how,lol. Have a great day every one and hugs on their way to June (Smith) sorry you're not so well flower and i hope that your antibiotics clear away your infection as soon as possible for you flower, Lilian - oh i hope that at least you can feel a bit better healthwise for Monday flower as it is tough enough at any time but even worse when you are ill to deal with such heartache, Tracy - i am so pleased for you flower that you have come through the worst part and now just to get on and live your life to the full and happiest you can flower, Tina E - take each day as it comes dear lady but my thoughts and prayers are still with you and your family, and Wheely - I hope that the migraines stays at bay as i know just how bad they are flower and wouldn't wish them on anyone. You'll feel better once you've had your hair all tickety boo as it used to be lovely seeing someone coming in to get their hair sorted but they were a bit under the weather for to be able to preform magic and transform them, it just seems to give a much needed lift or boost to you. The TV reporter and cameraman was for BBC 2 i think on Tuesday something about parliament questions about the forth coming elections, nothing exciting flower but it is the first time that i have had one man kneel down in front of me never mind that both did, lol.
Crafty hugs and love
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card. I love the new background papers

Narrowboat girl

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue Like the pierced roses in this card.
Margaret xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

a beautiful card and die set ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely fresh, Spring/summer looking card.
Beverley W

liz spooner said...

You wouldn't pierce those roses by hand coz it would take too long.xx

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! The pierced roses are absolutely gorgeous! They really make this card a stunner! TFS!

magpie said...

Hi Sue and a ooooooo this is so beautiful! So love the pierced roses. Thank you for the daily techniques via video or text on how to do them. It's a wow! I just want to say how wonderful it is to read that some of the Wilsonettes are meeting up for a chat and a laugh. There's nothing more wonderful than the sound of someone's laughter. Such a tonic! You see Sue, these wonderful people that you have come together with your wonderful blog! Priceless! "Thank you Sue" xx Love Karen xx

Alison Thorne said...

Love the colour theme on this card. Very fresh and clean x

Theresa Pace said...

green and lilac work really well together. very interesting way to create background. lovely idea to inlay the leaves, hugs xx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes*

Sorry I’m late commenting but it’s been rather a hectic day, not a moment for me to stop & take a breath, could be late commenting again tomorrow as I am shopping & trying to find the last few accessories for the 3 functions coming up - the first one is 4th May so I’ll have to pull my socks up as time is flying by so fast, have also had to spend a fair bit of time searching for Mr B’s retirement present – boy that was hard but I think I found something he’ll like (I hope)

I have loved the Pierced Rose die from the first moment I saw it & was lucky enough to draw it out of the hat a little while back, I’ve had a little play to see what combinations (backgrounds/colours etc) come up best but this sample of your card is really gorgeous, your background paper is stupendous & re cutting the die to produce the leaves is such a whizz idea. The flowers, well gorgeous too if I may say so as I would never of thought of using the sweetheart flowers to turn into the perfect rose.

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful & stunning card & so very inspiring Sue, a true testament to your amazing design talents. I’m sure you know that I’m always very grateful & very appreciative. X x x

Well my friends I am absolutely pooped lol & I think I’ll be scooting off to bed pretty soon & haven’t had a chance to reply to any comments, but I will try tomorrow x x x

Take care my friends Love ‘n’ (((hugs))) to you Sue, to dear friends & to all lovely Wilsonettes Beth B x x x x x

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Quite a coincidence, I've just been experimenting with the different cosmic shimmer white glitters on various backgrounds. I only have iced snow (which I love) and diamond snow which I'm not so sure about.

Virginia Davey said...

very cleaver piercing on the die to make the roses different. lovely

Craftychris said...

So pretty and gorgeous! xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like this one and your technique today. Thank you for sharing. I got to see, on computer, some of the Ally Pally demo you did. Good job.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
This was one of my first purchases in That collection as I loved it as soon as I saw it.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & everyone
Sorry late today time has just flown by I absurlutly love this die & your card is gorgeous love love love it all
It looks lovly how you have layered everything up. Defently a WOW card.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

TRACY so pleased your getting out & in the garden but hope no gardening for you
You must rest as you have to get your strength up. Your up & coming holiday sounds nice
Have a lovely weekend although the weather dosn't look good.
Big Hug's Lynda xxxxxx


BETH good night my friend take care with all your rushing about
BIG HUG 's love Lynda xxx

JUNE I hope your infection gets better very soon take care. Hug's Lynda xxxxx

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Scottydog said...

Love the colour of this card, any blue card does it for me! Your flowers are beautiful as usual, something I seem to struggle with. Thank you Sue. Have a lovely weekend.

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Beautiful card Sue!! Love it!!
Moxie Craftie

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! I absolutely love this one !!! It is gorgeous Sue !!! The pierced Roses Background die is now getting very close to the top of my huge wish list. I love how you have used one of your paper pad designs behind the die and covered it with glitter. The paper piecing of the green leaves looks fab to. The card looks fantastic finished off with the beautiful Rose made from the sweetheart flowers and the stick pins. I think adding clusters of small pearls to the centres of the Roses really make them stand out and adds a romantic feel to the card. I think this would look great as a Wedding or Anniversary card. Very elegant and sophisticated. Thank you for today's gorgeous card. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
i am again playing catch up lol no change there then eh
i am so glad that i checked my emails and was prompted by the email about the blog
your card is again beautiful Sue you never cease to amaze me
hope everyone is well
hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xxx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Love this card and I remember when you did a sort of variation on Hochanda - equally gorgeous. The soft colours and the glitter make it such a delight and would be so suitable for any age x
I had fully intended to comment much earlier but that plan went out of the window - let me explain x
The plan was to give my mum a quick ring about 8, then comment in time to watch a programme about The Flying Scotsman at 9. Anyway, things started well and I phoned my mum at 8 but my dad answered as my mum was having an early night. I asked him if he would be watching the Flying Scotsman programme to which he said of course as he really is a bit of a train fan especially when it involves steam. Well our conversation turned into a real reminiscing session with a lot of 'do you remember when'.
We had many trips to the National Rail Museum when I was a child. So the chat with my dad started with us talking about trains but we covered most of the family holidays as well as many other trips and shenanigans.
They say time flies when you are having fun and we spoke for over an hour by which time the programme had started and I still had dishes to sort.
I did watch said programme on ITV +1 and it was worth the wait.
Consequently I am signing off tonight without reading your comments for which I apologise - blame my dad x
I will catch up with your news over the weekend but will send you all love and hugs and say goodnight.
Crafty hugs

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue. Love this card and as I have the pierced roses die, will try my best to copy using your
Inspiration. I haven't used it yet so think tomorrow is a crafting day now. Thank you x.

Eunice said...

This card would be a wonderful Mother's Day card. I know that my Mom really loves roses.

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card and die. Beautiful sugared flowers and stick pins.
Hope the infection clears up soon June.
Lilian, so sorry for your loss.
Take care everyone.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and a lovely background paper.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this card is so pretty it gets away without the need for a sentiment.
I love that background and it looks fab with the pieces inlaid.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & I love it...
I must get the pierced rose mini background die right away as it's so pretty & looks gorgeous on this card & together with the background looks stunning.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Sunset Bay said...

Beautifully elegant card. Lovely to see ways of adding different colours to the card x