Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Today's card giveaway showcases the letterpress technique.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and then inked my Rose Blooms embossing folder with Peach Bellini pigment ink and ran it through with my white card inside.  The ink transfers to the floor of the design, leaving the embossed raised areas showing through as white.  I matted it with thin black and peach mats.  Next I cut the Lauren die twice out of coconut white card.  I backed one with peach card, then cut the centre of it out with the smaller oval die in the set.  I cut a back baking piece to use as a shadow for it too.  I cut it in half then hand trimmed the inside area out of the black piece and mounted it behind as a shadow.  I glued the other Lauren die cut across the back horizontally.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the small die in the Australian tag set, then seated it on the tag cut out of peach card and backed in white.  I added a black shadow die to this as well.  I completed the card with a white bow, some black twine, two stick pins and a crystal sparkler.   I added two small black Dazzlers in the opposite corner and finished with my usual mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/2" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like 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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179 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, a real beauty.
Pat, how is Sarah after the operation, I hope she is doing well.
Norah, hope your doggie is doing better, it's so worrying with pets as they can't tell you how they feel.
Hugs and best wishes to all who are not well or sad, Tracey, enjoy your break, NannaTina, good news about your husbands progress, small steps, big milestones, June you are having a struggle, hope the honey strip works,

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card
Carol

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
It reminds me of lovely vanilla ice cream.
Take care Kitty.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the Lauren die.
D x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card and I love the technique of the letterpress, the roses ef looks fantastic, really lovely.

Thanks Pam, no change as of this morning, will see what the wound clinic says tomorrow.

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

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card made with some lovely coloured card stock. Love the letter technique and using this embossing folder is very effective.
Bedt Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue , nice colour.
June hope your wound has started to heal when you goo to clinic tomorrow. . JJxxi

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours and the dies and I love the stick pins thank you tracyw x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning a work of art. I love doing letter press & your rose bloom embossing folder is beautiful. You always do beautiful embellishments with your bows, stick pins & dazzlers which really just adds to the beauty. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, like that peach bellini colour. Haven't tried letterpressing and should really give it a go, as have attempted most of your featured techniques - with varying success lol!
Hugs to all with worries or feeling poorly.

'P' in Wales

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Summer was lovely while it lasted and didn't manage to get out for any sunny leisure time due to stupid health reasons but I'm hopeful it will return during our 'summer months' !! 😊 in the meantime we can enjoy the beautiful summer filled cards you show us, and the lovely peach you have used to letterpress this card is full of sunshine. I've started to forget which collection of dies belong to the newest set, and if the Lauren die is one of the newest, then I'm a proud owner and just love her although apart from one card that was ordered which I had to force myself to do, I've really not felt up to crafting at all, but a new week and fresh inspiration from our dearest friend is all I need at the moment to keep a smile on my face, and with all the lovely up and coming craft shows, what else could I ask for, I'm really looking forward to watching/recording Johns shows to see his take on your new die collection.
That's all from me, so I will wish you a good productive,enjoyable day, and send love n hugs to you and my special friends both here and on fb xxx

Karen Drew said...

Morning! Beautiful card, lovely spring colours. Shame the weather does not reflect the same brightness!! Lol

Luv
Karen xx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the colours you've used and the embossing folder is one of my favourite's. It all makes for a gorgeous card. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

JUNE HORROCKS... to get that beautiful stepped frame work as Sue has shown here you also need SET B as it's the slight difference in measurements between the two sets that give that lovely bordered frame effect. If you already have SET B then I can try to help via email. I was helped so much by the ladies on fb and I can't believe how easy it is once you've got the idea in your head, but as I'm not great on written instruction I was shown via a photo and it bought it home.
If you have SET B either get to the fb page or maybe John has a you tube tutorial on how to use them but I'm happy to help if needed... I was really flummoxed at first believe me so if I can get the hang of framing anyone can xx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters everywhere,
Thank you for another very pretty card, the Lauren die looks great as always.
I have this embossing folder and have just used as a background for a wedding anniversary colouring it with pearl polishing wax but have never tried letter pressing!
Will have to be brave and try this technique .
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, love the letterpress technique which really adds extra dimension to the design.x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Love how the letterpressing turned out on the Roses Bloom embossing folder and it matches perfectly with the cardstock. Beautiful work as always.

Beverly

hettygarlick said...

What a gorgeous card. I love it!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Hoping I can get the comments to stay today, I forgot to go back after losing them a few times yesterday. Love the sunshine of this card and the black dazzler really sets it off so well. Beautiful!
Happy to hear things are picking up for you and your husband Nanna Tina, also that you had what sounds like a great day Tracey - enjoy your holiday, good luck tomorrow June, fingers crossed for you.
Hugs
Muriel x

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card Sue! The letterpress background looks lovely as does your embellishments. Debra x

Alison Thorne said...

Another lovely card and colour combination. Peach Bellini is so pretty but so often overlooked. Thanks Sue xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card pretty in peach xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love this background EF - can't believe it isn't in my collection already, I'll have to remedy that quickly after seeing your lovely letterpress technique and how John's used the same one on his blog today.
Norah - I hope that your girl is feeling better today. You know if a lab is off their food there's definitely something wrong. It's twelve years today since we lost our beloved black lab and there's not a day we don't miss her.
Pat - I hope Sarah's op went well and that she recovers quickly. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I like the letterpress technique and the colours xx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,love the colour and the letterpress technique is amazing,thank you,Linda x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, this is a really wow card, love that embossing folder.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Sunset Bay said...

Another fabulous card Sue! Love that rose blooms ef too xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. I love the letter press technique but haven't used it for a while. I must remedy that as it looks great.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, the card chosen for the giveaway is stunning, beautiful colours, great use of the dies and gorgeous accents with the bow and stick pins. Someone is going to be very lucky to win this. Have a great day all. Bx

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card! I really must try that letterpress technique as it looks so effective. Thanks for sharing!

Laura K x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
My first thought when I saw this card was custard and cream!! Yummy! Gorgeous card. I love the letterpress technique. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a very beautiful card, I love the letterpress technique, although have yet to pluck up the courage to try it haha. I love the colours.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Michele

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Today's card is very striking the black just makes it all pop and the letterpress technique has worked so so well
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Just gorgeous. I really love the letterpress technique.

Love Helen xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Letterpress technique always looks so elegant.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, want all the bits to make something similar.

Teresa c said...

Another beautiful card Sue then again they are all beautiful xx

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue. I must try the letterpress technique,it looks so effective. Thanks

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the colours you have used Sue-they compliment each other

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the peach Bellini colour, it reminds me of ice cream. This is a lovely summery card to brighten a very wet morning here.

Love Rosemarie x X

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card I also like the letterpress technique. Not colours I use very much but they look striking on this card.

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - beautiful card - just love the Lauren die!
Janette

Anne said...

Well, I think the card is delightful as well, Sue!
I may not be able to comment for the next few days but will catch up when I get back.

Anne (Northampton)

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Chris Curry said...

A very very elegant card Sue, beautiful. Thank you. Will miss the one day special tonight as I will be at an Il Divo concert with my granddaughter and my sister. Will catch up tomorrow. Take care. Xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I especially like the embossing folder you have used. SueL x

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, the rose bloom embossing folder is on my wish list!
Anne xo

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card today.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today and oh wow that embossing folder has come up trumps again , the letter pressing looks fabulous. Must have a play with this. I've managed to get the Lauren die recently and love the way you have backed it and put a shadow mat too, all useful hints and tips. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

auscrafts said...

Like everything about this card

nattyboots said...

Lovely card and color Sue.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card. I love the letter press embossed detail, I must try this technique.
B xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, lovely card I have never tried the letterpress technique but now I have the embossing folder I may give it a try. !! Gloria (Sidcup) xx

foxyg said...

Lovely card. I adore the colours.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, love the letter press and the colours, I don't have inks so not something I can try at the moment.
Mick had another good day managed to walk a little without the leg braces, he also had 3 1st year medical students asking all about his condition and how it has changed his life and how the physio helps, he is now 1st on list to go to rehab will be going to see him once I've dropped Grandaughter at school and spending the day caring and helping where I can
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, I just love the letterpress technique. Love Michelle Stanley xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card - I love that letterpressed background using the Rose Blooms folder and the soft peach card backing really brings out all the delightful details in the Lauren die...

June - hope the honey treatment has worked some improvement...

Izzy

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card, love the colours and the dies you have used!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this card is gorgeous i love the colours you have used, I do like the letter press on this embossing folder it really does stand out, I have this folder and it is really effective, The die you have used is a really nice one and on my wish list
KathyB x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty giveaway card. Gorgeous.
Lydia
X

Annie Pennington said...

Love this card Sue, the colours are beautiful. I also love the sentiment stamp you used.

Think that will go onto my ever growing wish list.

Annie P

xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! I love everything about today's card it's so beautiful.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue, Great card - always love your beautiful stick pins. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dearest Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is A True "WOW" Card I Truly Love The Awesome
Colour Pallette, I Love "The Rose Bloom Embossing Folder" I Love
How You've Created "The Letter Press Technique With It In The Stunning Peach Colour.
I Love "The Stunning Lauren Die" It Cuts So Very Well It Looks Fabulous Cut In White, Peach
Also Backed In Black, It's A Very Beautiful Die.
I Must Get The Awesome Extremely Stunning Embossing Folder Whn I Return From My Holiday.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Good Luck To The Lucky Winner Of This Very Opulent Card.
Your Card Today Is A First Class Masterpiece, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate All That You Do.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Sue and I love the opaque gems on your stick pins, xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and colour. love Jean Z xxx

Christine said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, love the colours. I've tried the letterpress technique but never seem to manage it as perfectly as you do - will try again.
Christine (Andypandy) x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning - What a lovely card beautiful colour. Those stick pins are just great and finishes off the card just right.

crafty hugs Pen x ( North Devon UK )

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Thank you so much Steph I only have the first lot of peirced squares at the moment but I'm 78 on June 1st so I'm hoping with my birthday money lol. Thank you I will save what you have written for me and look to see if John has anything on fb hope you feel a little better soon
Love and thanks June xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty card for us today. I really like the letterpress technique and it looks beautiful on this embossing folder. but I am not always successful with it.
Wendyx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing and the gorgeous die

June Horrocks said...

The card is stunning sue love the soft colours and dies are beautiful thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Adorable colour combo!
:-) Lorna D

Lesley Thomas said...

another Stunner Sue, you never fail to come up with a beautiful card!

Marie Brookes said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty card, as always your cards are very inspiring and beautiful xx love marie xxx

Elizabeth Harborne said...

Hi, Sue I had such a great time on Sunday when I was able to catch up with nearly 2 weeks posts. I'd been away and had to internet connection. What beautiful cards had been included. Congrats to all the lucky winners of the giveaways and freebies. This is another beauty. Love the colour tones and design. Have a good day all.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful summery card on a wet miserable day x the letterpressing looks fabulous with the peach. Its a colour I definately don't use enough of x thankyou so much for your daily inspiration x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes and their four paws xxx
Theresa w xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Love to win it.
Gr, Elly

Tressa said...

Beautiful,card as always. Like this peach colour and how the contrasting black makes it pop. I have tried the letter press technique with marginal success but, as I always told my students, practice makes perfect..... I just don't always listen to my own advice now though!!!!!!!

Teresa

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue I love everything about today's card the colours and die are gorgeous

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue I love everything about today's card the colours and die are gorgeous

Val.S said...

Love this card,great die & the colour is beautiful!
Val.S

sandra W said...

this is a really pretty card, and i just love it. so elegant, i will have to use this colour ways on a few cards, its different.

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous and I love peach!! I love how you colored the embossing folder it gives it more dimension.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning card such a beautiful design and delicate colour choice.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the letterpressing with the peach Bellini ink matches the peach card perfectly. Had a delivery of your vintage silver card and some texture paste yesterday so today I intend to make some backgrounds using the wavy mask

Thank you to everyone for your good wishes for my granddaughter Sarah, unfortunately the operation didn't go ahead as there were no intensive care beds available and so they were sent home yesterday afternoon with the hope of the operation being rescheduled for the end of June. After waiting a year and a half for the surgery it was a bit of a blow that it didn't go ahead but I suppose they couldn't take the risk without the back up of intensive care.

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sue

Anne

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on yet a b....y awful wet day, but Im sure the garden is enjoying it. A stunning card and I love the colour choice its so very pretty. And that embossed background really sets it of to a T. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This card is stunning (the embossing folder is so popular!). The combination of colour gives it a very fresh and spring like piece of art work

Crafty smiles :)

June x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love everything about your beautiful card today.
The Rose Blooms EF looks so good using the letterpress technique and the pretty Lauren die edged with a little black really stands out.
The winner of this lovely card will be a really lucky person!
Lesley S x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!
Rosemary xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh sooo pretty!
Doreen R

sharon casey said...

Absolutely stunning as always I love these dies there so versatile and you make beautiful cards nd give so much inspiration Sue thank you xx

SueJ said...

Love the colour of this card, this is a great technique. very effective.

Val Jones said...

Beautiful card Sue, just love the colour.
Love Val in Spain x

Paula said...

The sentiment is you're delightful, and that is exactly the right description of the card itself! :) It is delightful, I love everything about it, even the colours which aren't my favourite, something must be changing in my mind!!
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks, Sue - love the peachy colour and the lay out.
Really pretty card.
Sue Mac

Kate's Cards said...

What a beauty!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, everything is beautiful, the colour combination, the dies used and the touches of black certainly add that impact element. Anyone winning this creation will be delighted.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Martha Barnes said...

Such a beautiful card. Anyone would be pleased to receive it.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love it, so elegant and lovely colours.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a truly beautiful card today, everything about it is gorgeous. I'm another one who has to get that Roses Embossing Folder!!!
Pat L, I am so sorry to read that Sarah's operation was postponed. You will all have geared yourselves up for this and poor Sarah will have been worked up. I'll keep on praying for her and the family.
Norah, I hope your little dog is doing well after the op.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Tami Grant said...

A b auto full card Sue. I love the soft peach and white colors accented with black, and the letterpress technique.

pippajb said...

What an absolutely fabulous card.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies and pretty colour combination. I really like the letter pressing technique and I am a big fan of your black shadowing. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
that's what this card is - delightful. I love your letterpressing, and those colours sing! The die is beautiful as is, but you make it even more so. Gorgeous card.
Hugs, Rose

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well what a beautiful card I will pretend this is my birthday card for today lol
love the colours
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah N xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a stunningly beautiful card. I love the background :). The peach and black colours go so well together and the focal bead on the pins is a perfect match as well. Whoever is lucky enough to win this is going to be blown away when they see it up close.
I've decided I'm going to laze around for the rest of the day, so I may even get as far as the craft room. I've spent the morning washing down the kitchen walls with sugar soap ready for me to attack with the paint roller. A one point - Pam, you will love this - I was standing on the counter top rather than get out the large multi-function ladder and I realised that I was gong to have to find a way to get back down again lol...note to self...get the big ladder ready lol.
Bejay xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Beautiful card today...I love this technique and haven't used it in a while. I guess I know what I'm going to do today.
Norah...I hope your little doggie is better today.
Pat L...so sorry Sarah's operation was postponed. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Have a beautiful day everyone!
Hugs to all. ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Anonymous said...

Very striking card. The color combo really shows off the detail of the dies and embossing folder. So nice. Jan D., Florida, USA

Leanne said...

What an elegant card!

Vie Carter said...

Yes please would love a chance to win this card, just love the design and colour choice and nice to see a bow again

Vie
x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another quite stunning card today! I received that embossing folder yesterday as it had previously been sold out! It is lovely!
Love the use of the dies and the colours you have used! Gorgeous!
Pat - so very sorry about Sarah's operation being postponed! It's such a let down when everyone is geared up for it. My thoughts are with you all.
Norah - so sorry about Tia - I hope she makes a full recovery! A lab off her food certainly brings the warning lights on! Sorry you are in pain too! Try to rest a bit today, please. X
Have a good day everyone!
Love Myra xxx

Meg Owen said...

What a lovely shade of ink Sue, the bow looks very striking too.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxx

Jean said...

Such lovely layers and love that color!

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card today Sue, love the pins, they go so well with the card colourscheme,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Karene Millar from Australia said...

A lovely card Sue, unusual colours but very effective. Love it!

terrie said...

Beautiful card and I always love all of your embellishments....well done Sue

Nat said...

I just love this technique! you have inspired me to give it a go! x

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card again today, the colours and the embellishments are lovely! Also, your dies are beautiful too! Hugs Gilly R of Cornwall x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card as ever. I am new to crafting and watch your demos and have purchased the New Zealand set off Hochanda and love it. You are my inspiration and love all the hints and tips. Kind regards Ann Speight x

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue - the peach and white are just delightful. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card Sue with those colours it's also elegant and love the hatpins.

gr karin van eijk

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOO! The Peach Bellini is a lovely color and your bow flower is delightful!! A wonderful card!! TFS!

marlene said...

Your cards are stunning! Lots of lovely cards on display blogs for other folks to look at and enjoy but every once in awhile card crafters display outstanding card layouts and yours is no exception. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Barbara (C) said...

The letterpress technique is one of my favourites to create a stunning background with little effort and todays card illustrates this so well. It's beautiful Sue. Thank you as always for sharing your inspiration...

Simonetta Sappia said...

Sue, another beauty. Thanks for all the inspirations.
Simonetta

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful layering and dimension!

Lisbeth said...

Wow Sue, I love the colour scheme of this card. The Lauren die is one of my favourites (if I am allowed to have favourites) but I haven't used it in this orientation yet. I now feel inspired.

Lisbeth

ursula said...

Beautiful card, love those colours together...my all time favourite die at the moment....luv Ursula xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, I love letterpress, there's so much fun to be had with it. I hope you're well Sue and enjoying life, big hugs xxx

Norah, Billy sends Paw hugs to TIA, big hugs xxx

Pat L, so frustrating for Sarah and all the family but I shall continue to have her in my thoughts, big hugs to all of you XXX

Nanna Tina, continued good wishes and hopes for your hubbys recovery, big hugs to you both xxx

June, I hope the wound clinic has good news for you, many hopes for speedy healing, big hugs xxx

Lynda, paw hugs from Billy and hugs from me xxx

Laine, Yvonne, Marg, Theresa W, and all my other crafty friends, missed you all & I hope you're all ok

Sorry I haven't visited, between the usual rubbish etc I've just had to get things done. Average about half hour a day so slow going. Did have a good day Saturday when I saw my Nanna and Billy got lovely cuddles. Mr W then took me to get train ticket for my stop over in London next month with my best friend. They booked all the assistance I could possibly need. We then went to a nearby retail park so I could buy some bits we needed for the kitchen, some bits for his furryness and I got new rubber stamps so I was happy. Desperate to use them but been doing paperwork when with it so it must wait. Fading again so must go, so aware I haven't been here but will try to be back very soon.

Biggest crafty hugs to everyone... And very best wishes to you all,

T x

dmjones said...


Love the impression of the letter pressing, not done some for a while; get the ink pads out!!!!




Doreen x

lindagrady said...

Letterpress, huh? Never knew the name of this inking of the embossing folder technique - have done it a few times. Love the color scheme you have used and the card is lovely, Sue. Thanks for your generous give-aways each Wednesday.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful, would happily be the recipient of this fab card...

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card I especially love your bow. Pat L so sorry to hear about Sarah's cancelled operation hopefully it will happen soon.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue and crafty crew.

Awww this is so lovely and the way it's all came together is great so much to look at. Pretty pretty.

Norah hope ur wee dog is on the mend. I didn't know what the thing was that u said she had so had to google it. Poor wee thing.

Pat. What a blow not for Sarah to get her op. Very disappointing for u Hopefully all will be well on the rescheduled date xx

Laine. I hope ur consultant wasn't too harsh with u today with ur slightly tickled pink skin!!
But u were naughty. Get a higher factor on lady!!!
Said she who did have sun cream on an still got slightly pink too. Maybe I should've re applied it lol

Love to all xx

DeeDee7770 said...

Wow Sue, this is a show stopper! I love the texture and depth of this card. So elegant and pretty, I just love the details and I'm glad to see your pins again. This card is absolutely inspiring. Have a great day!

Anne Prescott said...

Love it Sue, very pretty card. Must try the letterpress technique. Anne x

Wings said...

Hi Sue
Lovely spring card,must try this technique
Best wishes
Karen M

gailgale said...

Very Lovely!!

IVY Cheong said...

Love the technique on the background and the subtle peach is so beautiful. Beautiful card. Ivy C x

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous colours today Sue.xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really interesting card for today's giveaway. I love the Peach Bellini and although I haven't had it long the Rose Blooms embossing folder has fast become a firm favourite.

Norah - I do hope the news on your 4-paws is good and that she is recovering well.
Pat L - how frustrating for Sarah (and the family) to have the operation postponed but ICU is essential so will continue to keep fingers crossed for her until June.

Frances

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Not usually the colours I would use but love this. Must try the letterpress. Thank you for sharing.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Remembering to do this whilst waiting for Il Divo concert to start. Lovely card, Sue.

LynH said...

What a lovely colour scheme today!! Really inspirational!! Rose Blooms Embossing Folder is definitely a must!!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I must try letter pressing again

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the inked background

Lori from Canada

Suzzette Yandle said...

An awesome and beautiful card. Love all the different layers which you so artfully arrange.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Stunning card for someone lucky Wilsonette, :-)
These new dies are growing on me and some have gone
on the last wishlist so maybe for my B.day one or two.

Pat L- so sorry Sarah's operation got postponed when
they waited so long. Sending hugs to them all x
Norah- really hope Tia will be all right and home back
soon, take care x
NannaTina- sending some hugs to you and your husband
and wish everything goes well x
Wheelybad- take it easy and cuddles for Billy x
Lynda- you are also meant to take it easy so I hope you
are, hope the dentist was kind x
Tracy- have a lovely holiday, sounded great to be up in
the trees :-) you are very brave x
Good to see you back Littlelamb and Karenlotty, hope
you both all right x
Hugs to all Wilsonette's and big once to my special
friends, you know who you are :-)
Maria x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew,

The weekly giveaway card is always guaranteed to be a showstopper and today is no exception. The colour palette is scrumptious, peach Bellini , mmm, good enough to eat:-)....or drink! The letterpress technique is something that I haven't yet tried, I should but find the idea abit daunting for some odd reason...scared I'll make a mess I think! It works beautifully here with the gorgeous roses EF, the pinpoint effect really stands out. The Lauren die is stunning and makes the perfect focal point and any card that features the stick pins, ribbon and sparklers are a winner in my book. It's my birthday next week and it would make a lovely birthday card from my most favourite lady.....just saying!
Another beautiful day here on Stirling, it's amazing just how much better you can feel within yourself when you are gifted with abit of sunshine. I'm no longer milk bottle white and scary to small children, I am now a very Scottish shade of dark pinkish red, a healthy glow in this neck of the woods....we don't develop tans as such in Scotland, not enough consecutive days of sunshine for that, we just have varying shades of pink to violent red depending on how sensible you've been with the factor 30 sun cream.....my Dad and grandparents, being typically Scottish in colouring, once used cooking oil as a tanning agent!??!, the results were predictable and necessitated in a visit to A&E.
Tracy, luckily my hospital appointment was cancelled at the last minute so I was saved my blushes and shame for having not used any sun cream.....in my defence, I bought some yesterday for the first time in decades and it has definitely helped....I did notice that they don't have factors 2 or 4 anymore, how times have changed. You must be getting super excited about your trip now, hope the weather continues to be kind for youxxxx
Norah, how is Tia recovering after her operation? I'm sure she'll be back to her old self soon, our furry four paws are very resilient. Thinking of youxxx
Pat, how utterly frustrating for you all, just when you have mentally geared yourself up for the operation, it's cancelled:-( it's important that things are perfect for Sarah to ensure her rapid recovery though, hopefully she's not too disappointed. Best wishesxxxx
Wheely bad, lovely to hear from you, glad to hear that you are reasonably well. Your trip to London sounds exciting, I've always wanted to visit the capital, hope you enjoy....have you any special plans?
Thinking of absent friends, Yvonne , Beth, Linda, Rebecca, Theresa, and melody
Hugs to Maria, Alison, Tracy, Lorraine , Jan, pat ,P, Pam and anyone else in need of a cuddlexxx

Laine1972xxxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely card Sue - colour, design. Fingers crossed.
Jan
Northampton

Theresa Pace said...

wow! decadent card, hugs xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card I love everything about it especially
the Rose EF it makes such a statement.

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue. Beautiful card using the Lauren die which I have used such a lot. Must try the letterpress background. Love the peach colours too. Thank you x

Dawn Holben said...

Another stunning card today, I love everything about this one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I would love to win this card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely gorgeous. The winner will be so lucky to receive this card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Su said...

Letterpress never works this well for me, ill get it right one day (fingers crossed) - another fab Sue Wilson work of art!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I have not commented for a few days but I have been unwell. I really love this card !!! I have the Lauren die and have been making Wedding stationary with it !!! It looks so gorgeous with its beautiful heart design. I have not used it longways yet !!! Another option to try. I love the look of your new Roses pinpoint EF. It is stunning Sue. I just wish you had made this exact same embossing folder in A4 size !!! I know some people like to make the smaller cards but an A4 size means it can fit 8x8 size right up to an A4 size card and can still be cut down for smaller cards. A small embossing folder cannot be made bigger unless you are clever at extending the pattern . It is to much for my simple brain to handle !!! You have made a beautiful background with the letterpress technique Sue. I love your bow, embellishments and beautiful stick pins !!! Thank you for sharing your stunning card today Sue. Sending lots of love and hugs to you Sue love from
Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Eunice said...

This card is really different. The letter press technique is something I am going to have to try, hopefully it looks as good as your card. Thanks for the idea.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful cars love the embossing folder and die. Your color choice is perfect.I will try your technique you make it look so easy.
Thanks Dorothy

Janice Brummett said...

What a pretty card! I don't letterpress very often as I don't think about it. I'll have to start again. This card in my linen card holder would be a great reminder. LOL, if only I would be so lucky.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
My hard drive went on my laptop so here I am with a new one! Expensive hobby. Love the card . these are two of my favoutites - the Lauren and the background folder. love it!
Anne M xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

great background folder ,the letterpress works so well with it ,Laura O

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, like the colour, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Margaret Iddon said...

What a beautiful card.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I love the letterpress technique, and it is a beautiful card.

Love n hugs Dorothy from Baldock

SHARICA said...

Have to get this background folder .. just love it xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue.....oh wow...gorgeous and elegant and love the colours used. I only just thinking about the letterpress technique! Good luck everyone! "Thank you Sue" xx sending love and hugs to you and your family Sue x sending love and hugs to all Wilsonettes xx Love Karen xx

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