Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  How about a  milk and sky blue card combo for today's giveaway card?  It is a lovely, soothing colour combination I think!  I started with the New Zealand Background cut out of milk card.  I attached a piece of sticky adhesive sheet to the back and sprinkled Diamond Snow over the front cut out areas, then added a piece of Sky Blue card to the back by just peeling the other side of the sticky sheet and attaching it.  I used the inner cutting die to cut an aperture out of the centre.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  Next, I cut two Milford Adornments in milk card and added them to the aperture so that the straight edge was even with the lines at the top of the aperture.  I stamped my sentiment and added some texture by running it through the Daisy Burst embossing folder.  I cut a frame out of sky blue card by using the matching inside dies from the background and the Wellington shape.  I glued the frame over the sentiment and trimmed away the excess card.  I mounted it in the centre of the aperture and added two Sweetheart flowers as accents.  I completed the card with flatback pearls and my usual piercing and matching matting and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this one! The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.   All for now, Sue x

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Karen Derbyshire said...

A really pretty card Sue.

Pam said...

Stunning card, love it.
Lorraine, many congratulations after the initial shock, hope everyone is now well.
Pat, you and your granddaughter are in my thoughts
June, as always, take care, slowly does it.
Steph, trying to picture Andy as the "gaffer"
Daily hugs to all, including Tracey and our missing friends

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for another lovely card. I love my Wellington Die, so versatile.
Love and crafty hug
Tina T xxxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card. Do like this colour combination.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another very pretty card, Thank you so much.
I hope all Wilsonettes have a good day.
Take care all Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Nice colours for today's card, very pretty.. JJxx

Teresa c said...

Another beautiful card Sue not got this die yet xx

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous details on this beautiful card!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this one Sue, the colours perfect.

Mysteek said...

Very pretty card, like the colour combination and daisies dotted around. Have a great day Sue and all crafters x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love the sweetheart flowers they are so cute. Yvonne xx

Marion Bull said...

A really lovely card with such exquisite detail. Beautiful!
Maggie B xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, I have made 4 thank you cards for all the staff at the hospital my hubby has been for over 13 weeks he is moving to a rehab ward at another hospital today so I will have some more to make when he gets through his rehab
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is just perfect, love the framed focal element, but the background with the cut out flowers is what really stands out. Have a good day. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, the colours are very calming and of course I love the little bit of sparkle.
Congratulations Lorraine on your new arrival. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue,
The New Zealand background is one of my favourite dies so I think this card is lovely. I love these colours together too. Thank you.
D x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card. The colour combination is gorgeous and with the sweetheart flowers going perfectly with the background its a match made in heaven.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

This card is so pretty; I love the idea of using the adornments in the aperture.

Laura K x

Sunset Bay said...

Good morning Sue and fellow crafters. What a beautiful card again!! I ove this background and when I have more pennies I will certainly be buying it after seeing this lovely card xx

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous. Love the colours
Karen xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a pretty summer feeling card. Love it.

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,I love the detail in this background die and the matching flowers,thank you,Linda x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The colours are so fresh looking.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another lovely card today. I love the way you have used the Milford die in the aperture

Narrowboat girl

lilian said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card, love the blue.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love all the layers, the colours and the cute little flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card that will, I'm sure, make the lucky winner smile. Love the subtle bit of bling! X

Sylvia Yates said...

A very pretty card. Love the sweetheart flowers. Think I will have to get that die. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Debra K. said...

A lovely card today Sue! Pretty colour combination. Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this card really did cheer me up this morning when I opened the blog, the colours remind me of Wedgewood displayed on an English kitchen dresser, amazing how these things spring to mind as soon as you see something. The dies cut out so crisp and sharp, you can never go wrong with any of your dies, beautiful

Again thank you all for your kind thoughts, as you say Pam, slowly does it. I am going to my craft club this morning for a couple of hours, I have missed it so.

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue A really pretty card such sweet flowers.Beautiful colours.
Enjoy your day
Jan x

rosiejt said...

As I have the background die and the Sweetheart Flower dies, I really want to win this lovely card to get your inspiration 'up close.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
It's a lovely combination of colours and as you say very calming. Love it!
Anne M xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the colours. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card and lovely colours. The sweetheart flowers finish it beautifully.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty. Lovely colours.


TDQ Karen said...

Lovely colours I really like the sweetheart flower x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colour combination x x hazel

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

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue in a pretty colour combination.

IVY Cheong said...

A winner for me as I love your background dies especially this one. Love it, Ivy C x

auscrafts said...

Love this background die

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue, I love this colour combination.

I introduced my 10 year old granddaughter to Diamond sprinkles at the weekend and now she's hooked.

Annie P

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card today, I love the colours you have used.
Thanks for sharing

sharon casey said...

Beautiful card i lost my mojo after being ill for a while and losing my dad but watching Sue has given me incentive to start again would love to win one of her cards she is such an Amazing talented lady

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card - I love the NZ background die and how clever of you to enhance it by adding the Milford Adornments inside the aperture...


Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, the New Zealand die is top of my list to buy and now it is a necessity lol .
Love Jan x x

Norma said...

Another special card in lovely blending colours. Great combination of dies giving us a card to remember. Thank you - Norma

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Love the colours.

Anne (Northampton)

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Sue


Wendy L said...

Stunning, love that background, xxx

Chris Curry said...

A pretty card Sue, love the colours. Thank you. Xx

Scottydog said...

A very pretty card in that lovely delicate blue for the flowers, such a lovely background. ThNk you Sue.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,another beautiful card . The New Zealand die is already on my wish list but I think it should now be on the top of the list. Glad you are on the mend June enjoy your day at the craft club. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Jane Franklin said...

This is such a pretty combination and certainly one to repeat. I love this die and use it a lot. Luv jxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card love the colour way.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue looks so simple yet cleverly done. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card - love the layout and colours. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

SueJ said...

A really lovely card Sue, the colours are just great.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love it.

Anne Crawford said...

I love this card! I never realised how pretty the New Zealand background was until seeing this card it is stunning , I feel a need coming on lol!
Anne xo

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the colour combination of today's card.
Rosemary xx

foxyg said...

Beautiful. Gorgeous colours.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, I had to look closely at the Daisy embossing, I was convinced you had cut out lots of thin sweetheart flowers and stick them on!! Talk about making work for yourself!! Don't they go well together.thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
June have a lovely time at your craft club, it's good to hear you are feeling well enough to go. Xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely, lovely card. SueL x

carol quinn said...

Really pretty card

kiwiali said...

What a lovely card Sue. Love the blue and the white together also that New Zealand Die!
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really lovely card again today and the backround is stunning. I now have the sweetheart flowers but not the New Zealand background, so can see I will be buying this die too as it's gorgeous. Best wishes

nattyboots said...

Very pretty card Sue , love the die.
Elaine H X

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Looking at today's beautiful card reminds me that summer is coming
The beautiful blue reminds me of the clear summer sky I truly love it
You have surpassed yourself Sue
Good luck o all in the quest to win it
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright sunny morning, I love this NZ background its so pretty and your design is just stunning. Youve created a beautiful card from a beautiful city. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tressa said...

A lovely delicate card in a pretty colour combination. I have been considering getting this die for a while and, with cards like this one being shown, the attraction is getting stronger.


Muriel Kelly said...

The colours of this card are just gorgeous as are the dies. I think your Australian and New Zealand collections are two of your best, not an easy decision but I have the Australian collection (of course lol !!) and gradually getting the New Zealand as the budgeting allows, just hope I can move it a bit faster after seeing today's beauty.
hugs to all
Muriel x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Well the last couple of days seemed to have missed me by, unless I've been asleep all the time. I really must gave a closer look at the New Zealand die. I didn't realise it cut tiny flowers out, so will go and have a closer look after I've posted. Such a lovely card today as well.
I also seem to have missed seeing the last two days cards as well, which are also lovely.

Kim Salisbury said...

Another beautiful card

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a lovely soothing card in the milk and pale blue Sue as you say and you would think that those sweetheart flowers had been designed to go with this card as they match the flowers die cut into the card by the New Zealand background, lol. I love my little sweetheart flowers dies as they can make so many different flowers or just cut apart to make little hearts. The Wellington die is one of my new favourites as i just got this set when you were on Hochanda last and what a lovely card that they make. The border is stunning with its width and design, it was in use yesterday as i was making a new card and i just love the design that it makes. It is ideal for stretching across a 8x8 card and making a statement all on it's own. Thank you flower for the stunning work that you design and share because even if it's not to our taste that day, that's ok but it gives us more ideas of tweeking it to suit us.
Well my big boy has got college today and my little boy is coming to keep me on my toes for the day while his mummy goes into the University and does another course, this time on mentorship that she needs for her work so that she can take a student nurse under her wing.
Nanna Tina, it is good news that your hubby is being moved now to a rehab ward, he is doing so well but it's a long hard road, but one step at a time and he will come through. Sending hugs your way flower as you seem to need them.
Sharon Casey, glad that you are slowly coming back as i can identify with that loss having lost my beloved mum 18 months ago and still missing her each day. When i lost my daddy i had to cope with mum who had gone some where else, lord knows where and i didn't have that time to grieve for him but losing mum meant i had lost my own entire family, so as i say i can really understand your loss. I hope that you start finding easier days flower, soon. Sending hugs your way just so that you're not alone.
June, enjoy getting back to your craft class today flower, it will do you the world of good being back amongst your friends there and creating something different again. Hugs on their way flower and soon you will be away for a break but i can't remember when so enjoy.
Sending hugs to all who need them or could just do with some, Tracy i hope you're getting ready for your bit time away as well flower as you could really do with a break, so we've put in a message to above for good weather please,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil village)

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
I Really Love Today's Tremendous Card I Love The Fabulous Colour
Combination Of The Stunning Milk/Sky Blue Foundation Card They Work So
Very Well Together.
I Love The Daisy Burst Embossing Folder Which You've Used I Love How You've
Used The Wonderful Diamond Snow So It Show's Through The Cut Area's The Fabulous
I Love The New Zealand Background That You've Also Used, And The Wonderful Wellington Die.
Take Care My Dear Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Good Luck To Whom Ever Wins The Wednesday Gift Card.
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Susan White said...

Another really pretty card Sue - love the little blue flowers in the pierced background. Susan x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr, Elly

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the little flowers, so delicate and pretty.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - lovely gentle colour scheme, too.
Hugs, Rose

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue This card is gorgeous I love the New Zealand due &the sweetheart flowers I don't have either of them but I think I'll be correcting that very soon!

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue This card is gorgeous I love the New Zealand due &the sweetheart flowers I don't have either of them but I think I'll be correcting that very soon!

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another very pretty card, the New Zealand Background and Sweethearts Flowers really compliment each other so well. Lovely colour combination just adds the finishing touch to this card

iReneM said...

This is beautiful, Sue

Love the design, the soft colour,
and the subtle amount of bling must look
lovely IRL :)


DeCor said...

Lovely card. Especially like the way you did the blue behind the Diamond snow. Have a good day.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, I always think that pastel blue and white is always so fresh looking, I love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
your card is so delicate and beautiful again.
Love the colours as well.
Rolf xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful and restful card today, I know I would love to receive one like this.

Love Rosemarie x x

Bente Sørflaten said...

A wonderful card,
thanks for the chance to win!

hettygarlick said...

Really lovely card. I love the New Zealand background and the pretty Sweetheart Flowers go so well with it.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Very nice & very pretty card
Best wishes
Karen M

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love it . love Jean Z xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue,
I agree the colour combination is very restful. Lovely dies and the card is, as usual, Beautiful.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Bejay Roles said...

Morning Sue,
What a pretty card today...I could really do with a soothing card today, I'm off to the doctor later and I always get stressed about surgery visits...not too good when I know she's going to take my blood pressure lol.
I always love any of your cards with your beautiful flowers added and the milk and pale blue cards you've used really do work so well together.
Bejay xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this is a beautiful card, the colours are lovely together, I might just have to get the sweetheart flowers die lol.
Take care everyone, Jess X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

Such a pretty and sweet card. That shade of blue is one of my 'go to' cards. Love the embossing folder very much

June x

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card today Sue, thank you

Pearl xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card such a delicate colour combo The New Zealand background die is

so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love thie blue colour you've used.

My daughter went for a hospital appointment yesterday, she's been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, at 16. Big shock but we were told this might be the diagnosis but it still hits you.

Hugs to everyone who needs one


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today using the beautiful New Zealand background and Sweetheart flowers which are two of my favourite dies.
You have used such pretty colours!
Lesley S x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the colours and the sweetheart flowers are my favourite( at the moment!!)

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Love the colours an the pretty flowers.
Love Val in Spain x

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
This has to be my favourite background! such a pretty card! Just love it!

SusieQ said...

A really stunning card Sue. Colours are lovely together. You give me so much inspiration and I love all the dies you bring us, just wish I could have them all. xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful just beautiful, love your cards always, any time I can't think what to do on a card,
I come to sue's blog then bang I no what to do, I love this blog, don't always comment but always see the cards,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Paula said...

Such a pretty, delicate and feminine card today Sue, and once again in my favourite colours! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

ursula said...

Really really beautiful card Sue, you make them look so simple to do, they are stunning....luv Ursula xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty and feminine card . It is so clean looking and very fresh. Love it.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely card. The background die does it all!
Doreen R

Sassy said...

A beautiful card with lovely details. You continue to be an inspiration.
Sandra Smith

Sassy said...

A beautiful card with lovely details. You continue to be an inspiration.
Sandra Smith

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Oh what a very pretty card, I love the New Zealand die, I also love blue and white together they really are a perfect combination.
Thank you for sharing. Hope you're having a good day, love and hugs Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I love the soft blue, too. I have a craft day planned at my house today with a dear friend I bumped into around the time my hubby was in the hospital. It's been such good therapy having someone to craft with. We'll be talking about you and your dies today...and cutting with them. (smile) Jan D., Florida, USA

yorkshiresue said...

Sue this has the wow factor and a card I am going to have a go at. Love Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the colour combo too, and it would also be nice with the two colours reversed. Love the NZ background and the sweetheart flowers - they are next on my shopping list!
Caroline (Alan's Mummy) xx

Karene Millar from Australia said...

Hi Sue, I really like the simplicity of this card. I have a couple of friends who are not into cards that are too flowery or have lots of embellishments, so this one would be perfect! Thank you!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, just love how you frame everything perfectly.

terrie said...

Very pretty turned out really nice...well done Sue

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love the colour combination and the sweetheart flowers.

CraftyJacq - that would indeed have been a shock, you poor things. I don't know what treatment there is for fybromyalgia but I hope your daughter gets it soon and can continue to live a normal teenage life. (((hugs)))


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Although this isn't one of my favourite dies, I do think that the card is very pretty. Love the colour scheme.


Betty McAlister said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. Love the soft colours too. X

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's so gorgeous again Sue.

gr karin van eijk

Alison Thorne said...

Love the New Zealan Background die, so am chuffed to see you use it today. Colours are gorgeous too. Thanks xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love the background die sue x the detail is beautiful x the blue and milk are gorgeous together and never think to use this combination but will do in future they are very soft x thankyou once again for your inspiration x
Nanna tina it seems such a long time now since your hubby went into hospital but it sounds like things are moving in the right direction sending you a hug x
Craftyjacq what a shock for you all x at least with a diagnosis things can move forward x sending hugs x
June have a lovely time x
Jan long island have a lovely time too x does your friend realise how much your introduction to die cutting is going to cost her ! Lol xxx
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes x
Theresa w xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

What a lovely Card. Great dies (some of my new favourites) and a pretty colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

What a great card, Sue, and we're treated to that lovely blue again. Who wouldn't want to win this?!
Pat - wishing your granddaughter well, do remember the anxiety of the last time she had an op.
Lorraine F - congrats on being a Greatgrandmother, what a shock, that birth will always be a talking point!
Nanna Tina - has to be good news about the rehab, let's hope your husband is well on the road to recovery and home again soon.
Good wishes to all the poorly people and family members having a tough time.

'P' in Wales

Pet friends - Miss Pushy deteriorated quite suddenly and yesterday evening was the right time to let her go. Just me and the vet (Mr P for once could not face being there) she was expertly put to sleep in my arms - unknowing, unstressed, quickly and painlessly, purring all the while. Kept strong for her then wept buckets. After her (and her siblings) terrible start in life, she blossomed into the most extraordinary little character. Having many pets, there is always a dynamic to their interaction, but Push loved and was loved by everyone. They were all her friends. We were so lucky to have shared her life and she is right up there in the top ten with H, Floosie, Squizzit, Louis the Sun King, Archer and so many more. What a cat!! So very special.
Of course, adrenaline and grief kept me sleepless - himself snored and our sleep-on-the-bed girl Mimi was in and out under the duvet as she knew I was awake. Can't stop crying, we'll miss her so much. We have her sisters Nuff-Nuff and Softly and her two brothers Stevie and Coco live a charmed life with our lovely next neighbours over the fields.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. It seems my early 6.20 comment went back to bed ! Lucky comment ay ?
Anyway,let me see if my brain can remember what I wrote in my sleep.
I don't feel so daft now calling certain cards soothing now you've mentioned soothing colour's and this card is no exception. It's gorgeous Sue.
I'm sure I've seen it during a show being held up and thought then just how pretty it is. Well we have our anniversary next month so it's time I placed an * next to these (mine and the 'keeper/gaffer's code of prioritising the dies I'd like before others on his list) lol, but how do you prioritise so many favourites ?
Well whoever receives this card through the post they will have a small piece of summer delivered with it too as it really is a fresh but soothing summery beautiful work of art.
I hope you managed your craft group this morning June and by the pretty flowers you received from your ladies not only have you been missed they will be so happy to have you back (hope you're not paying for it now) and resting.
I will remember to keep 'refreshing' this time, and wish for you a nicer day than I'm having today Sue xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the sparkly flowers! TFS!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, please forgive me but I must reply -

'P' in Wales - So sorry, Miss Pushy has always sounded adorable and it is no surprise that you wept buckets. Purring to the end sounds like my Charlie who went to sleep 6 years ago, they are amazing creatures aren't they. I know you will miss her so much and I expect Mimi and the others will try and console you because they will miss her also, just be glad for the time you shared.


June Horrocks said...

Dear sue love this card it's a stunner so fresh the colours are beautiful thank you for the brill demo
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

DeeDee7770 said...

I love my coffee time with Sue Wilson each morning. It's my me time to start the day. One should always start the day with something beautiful. I actually read your blog in your voice! So thank you Sue for another beautiful card to start my day. I love the colours, the beautiful embossing, and flowers. Have a great day and thanks for joining me for a morning cuppa!

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A really beautiful card --- so easy on the eye.

Unknown said...

So pretty and delicate, just right for the Thank you sentiment.

in Sheffield

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I have been using these dies a fair bit lately! They are my new best friends! Ha ha!
I love the background and the flowers are really beautiful! Today's blue and white is perfect!
Thank you. Love to all, Myra xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Lovely card today. What's not to love about it.

Lorraine f. Congrats after ur shock great granny!!

P in Wales. So sorry to hear of ur loss of ur fur baby. It's not easy letting them go. But it sounds as tho u have plenty other fur babies to keep u occupied. And all their unusual names too lol.

Pat. Hope ur granddaughter gets on ok after her operation x

Norah. Thanks for the hugs they are well received. Yes going away next week weather has to be good apparently. I'll not hold my breath just yet u know what it's like!! Lol xx

Love to all xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Once again absolutely beautiful and I love the mixed textures - gives the card an extra dimension - just lovely.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the color combo

Lori from Canada

Anne Prescott said...

Lovely card and colours Sue, love the mixing and matching of dies.

Rosie said...

Stunning card, Sue. Love the colour combination and dies used...
Love Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

Lyn H said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, very calm colours!! Oh dear - I might need another die! Thanks for the inspiration!


Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fab colour and die combo

gailgale said...

Great card!!!!
Love the die!!!
Love the color!!!

gingernuts said...

Hi Sue Love todays card. the blue and white is so delicate love the sweetheart flowers.

Mavis L x

liz spooner said...

So fresh and spring like, beautiful.xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card today which showcases your dies beautifully.
June, I hope you enjoyed your craft class today, the company will have been a boost for you.
'P' in Wales, I am so sorry to read about Miss Pushy.
Pat, thinking about Sarah.
love to all
Maureen xxx

karenlotty said...

I do like this background die I love how it "mirrors" the Sweetheart Flowers. Beautiful card

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This creation is a work of art, everything from the colour the combo of milk and pale the design, to the dies used is perfectly thought out and put together. The New Zealand background is one of my faves, I really love the pinpoint effect and the floral cut outs, there is nothing quite like it in your do you do that?You have a limitless imagination and design flair that us mere mortals can only gawp at in awe.....the aperture is a lovely touch accented with the Milford adornment, another that I have to add to my arsenal, and the sweetheart flowers are the perfect finishing touch.
Felt very industrious today and spent the afternoon doing bits and bobs in my craftroom....made some budded flowers and stick pins, had more glue on me and my desk than on any of the flowers and pins though, it's very fiddly but well worth the effort. I've decided to use them on my brothers birthday card,,,,shocking I know, but I'm using tones of caramel and chocolate brown to man it up ever so slightly and my brother actually doesn't object to some subtle bling as long as the card isn't pink like last years:-)
Hoping the Mediterranean weather reaches central Scotland this week, it's very nice down South so the weatherman tells me but it never seems to creep north of the Border:-( I'm fed up with the house being Arctic temperatures with the windows wide open for Brodies convenience, multi layering is the order of the day but he's really going to have to learn to knock the door like Darcey before the Autumn arrives again!
Speaking of fur babies, P, I was very sad to hear of Miss Pushys passing, you are understandably distraught. It's the hardest thing we ever have to do when we take them to be put to sleep, it's the kindest option but heartbreaking and we owe it to them to be there holding them in their final moments:-( She brought you so much love and was obviously a sweet natured puss, it can be a blessing to have others to comfort us during the difficult times and you certainly have many to choose from thankfully. What fabulous names you have for your babies:-) Thinking of youxxxxx
Jackie, what dreadful news for your daughter, 16 is so young to be battling with such a terrible condition, I don't know how debilitating it can be but my hope is that it doesn't spoil what should be a happy, fun filled time in her lifexxxx
June, hope you enjoyed your craft class, it's always good to throw yourself into some crafting when you've been through the millxxxx
Cuddles to our missing friends, Yvonne, Beth, Wheely bad, Linda, Rebecca, melody and anyone struggling right now.
Hugs to Alison, Maria, Lorraine, Jan,Tracy, Lynda, p, pat, Pam and all our lovely Wilsonettesxxx

Crafty hugs


Theresa Pace said...

hey you're coining my phrases lol! it is a very soothing combo and very pretty too. hugs xx

T Simmons said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. You inspire me, thank you!

Dawn Holben said...

Sue that is gorgeous and I love the detail of both dies.
And you are so right about those being soothing colours.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card, love the colour combination, very serene.

Hugs to all

from Dorothy of Baldock

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card love the milk and blue colour.
Nancyd xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Thank you for showing us this beautiful card it really brightened my day after a bad start. I managed to scratch my car my fault then tried to shut the car boot with my head in the way. I then read your blog, there are so many of you fighting through pain and sadness with such courage I realised scratches can soon be fixed, my headache will soon fade

Jan from Long Island said...

Gorgeous card once again Sue! You're amazing!

Jean said...

A beautiful thank you card!

Julie Elli said...

I love how you have texturised the sentiment! It works so well!
Thanks for the chance to win a masterpiece Sue and with Daisies all over it, it would be perfect for my little Daisy (daughter) lol
Big hug
Julie E

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab card today !!! I have just made a similar card myself !!! I tried to make the card you posted on your blog to launch the New Zeland Background die set !!! I absolutely love it !!! Today's one is just as gorgeous. I love your blue and white colour combo. I think the background die is really beautiful and I am so pleased I have it. I have just finished my Wedding card today using your New Zeland Aukland, New Zeland Hamilton, and your amazingly gorgeous (which I think has become one of my new favourite dies) your New Zeland wide border die !!! I also used your beautiful new Exquisite Poppies dies and the Lacey leaves and the swirls. I am hoping to send you a photo of my card soon. The couple I made the card for are in their 40's and have been together for several years. I made it using just milk cardstock and silver moon gilding flakes. ( I am covered in them now, from head to toe !!! ) I now have to make an emergency baby card as my sister in law unexpectedly had her baby this morning, eight days early !!! ( I thought I had more time !!! ) Thank you for sharing another beautiful card Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Another stunner Sue, always love the colour combination.
Thanks for all the congratulations my friends.
I actually got to meet Harrison tonight and have had a cuddle. Nothing can beat holding a new baby. Of course the fibro objected and I am really hurting but I can't wait to do it again.
Life is still too busy for me and I don't like it!
Bath again tomorrow so I must go to bed.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

So pretty, love the colours and the dies are stunning.

Shirley T. xxx

Eunice said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the color. The dies that you used are awesome!

Sandy H said...

Oh this is so pretty. The more I see your cards using the New Zealand background the more I need it. Trouble is I've already spent this month's craft allowance on a few dies from the latest launch.
Nanna Tina, hope your husband's move to the rehab ward went well and that it is not too long before you have him home again.
Take care everyone.

Kim Salisbury said...

Another beautiful card

Kim Salisbury said...

Another beautiful card

Littlelamb said...

Was out all day yesterday so didn't get time to look at blogs etc., beautiful card Sue. Thank you.

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful dies Sue and a great card as a result ,Laura O

magpie said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous just gorgeous xx Good luck everyone! sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family and love and hugs to all Wilsonettes in need xx Love Karen xx

nzillingworth said...


Vie Carter said...

A really pretty card, would just love to win it


Karen Parsons said...

Lovely card :)

Su said...

Wowser! Love it! That background is gorgeous - added to my evergrowing wishlist - lol!

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Very pretty card Sue X X X