Thursday, 9 June 2016

Shabby Chic Elegance

Hi bloggers!  I love this card as it is fun to get out my inner grunge every once in awhile!  Today's video shows you another way to create different looking flowers with the Sweetheart Flower die set too.

 The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card of to watch video.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Such a lovely card, love the flowers, the sentiment is for you Sue.
Tracey, I hope Dad is more comfortable today, I can understand your feelings, don't worry about others being worse off, this is your family and it is hard, we will always be there for you, brave lady.
Tina, it will be wonderful to get Mick home after so long, it won't be easy but you will be together. Glad your daughter had a lovely birthday.
Elaine, how well Andrew is doing, he must have felt great being able to manage the walk, upwards and onwards Andrew we are all behind you and your Mum. Well done Natasha.
Happy day to all, hugs all round, especially our missing friends

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

This card is just so beautiful. I love it. Thanks Sue.
D x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card. I think this will be my project for the weekend to try another different look.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue, it's beautiful. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
You are the special one.
A beautiful card and great video with lots of inspiration.
Sue I am sorry I did not leave a comment yesterday,it was one of those days.
So Thank you it is a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies I love watching your video's thank you tracyw x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
You are the special one.
A beautiful card and great video with lots of inspiration.
Sue I am sorry I did not leave a comment yesterday,it was one of those days.
So Thank you it is a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I love it when you get your grunge head on as you always make us think outside the box and do something different. This is a beautiful card as are the flowers. This is a one to look forward to doing at the weekend and with having the video i will be able to follow your step by step instructions which is a great help as i am not very good with just having word instructions to follow. Thanks for another great video.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I love the colours you have used on this card, and the way you have done the grunge flowers.

Thinking of you Tracy, Mick, Tina, Elaine and Andrew and sending lots of hugs

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. When you let that side of your crafty brain loose, it certainly flies, it's amazing. I know for sure my attempt would look like a scraggy dirty piece of card ready to enter the recycle bin lol I'm useless at letting go like that ! I love what you've done to the sweethearts though, soo pretty.
Have a lovely day whatever your plans xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Different but beautiful - love the flowers. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, let the inner grunge out.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card and the flowers are beautiful.

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for another very pretty card. Love the colour and scrunched sweetheart flowers.
I watched this on CE you tube only yesterday. What a fantastic job you do Sue!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Jane Franklin said...

Wow this is so lovely and I love all the extra touches, Brill. Luv jxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant, love these flowers especially, great video x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very very lovely! Will watch video later. I do love your beaded swirl die. It's a fave!

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue the,flowers are pretty xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very different to your usual style but very pretty.


BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love your ideas and inspiration, and this beautiful is overflowing with both. Thanks for the great video too. Have a great day. Bx

BridgetCG said...

Ooops sorry, meant to say beautiful card. Bx

Anonymous said...

As I was about to open Particraft, just thought....longing for some grunge - and hey presto! FABULOSO card, Sue, all my favourite colours and a great video - thank you so much. Really not a hint of grunge, just elegant shabby chic. Can you tell this is a total favourite lol?? Don't have any of the elements - yet - but could extemporise.
Am saving this for inspiration when crafting again. Big Town day today, so will look for cheesecloth in advance....
Pam always leaves such eloquent messages, so will just echo - with hugs all round.
L & Y - back to normal huh?!

'P' in Wales

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A very special card today it's very lovely & the video is brilliant
thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

Crafti Moggie said...

Fab shabby card today Sue, love the shapes, colours and design, the flowers are fab,

thank you,

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design the dies are amazing. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a wonderful day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

June Horrocks said...

A very preety card sue I love the flowers and the colours you have used are stunning thank you sue love you lots
June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card and very elaborate cluster of flowers.
I look forward to watching the video tutorial when I get home tonight.x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is just totally OTT and totally gorgeous too - you should let out your inner grunge more often, at least once a


Debra K. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! My favourite kind of card. Lovely combination of dies and those flowers are beautiful. I'm off to buy the sweetheart flowers now :D. Debra x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, I enjoyed the video as usual. Think I have seen Julia making flowers this way too but tend to forget some methods until reminded. Thank you. Xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

A very pretty card Sue.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Really pretty Sue - love the design and colours you've used.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this card is really pretty I like the colours you have used and I am going to have to buy your sweetheart flower die there are so many ways you have used them, I'm going to watch your video when I have a coffee later
KathyB x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Singing to me - this is so, so beautiful. Didn't think I'd come to love the sweetheart flowers as I have done. Mind you, I love all of your flower dies.
Hugs, Rose

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, I am not usually fan of grunge cards, but I am not totally converted.. I love the way you have created the flowers with the sweetheart flower dies. I have these dies so I am going to try this. Great video - as usual.

Jan.moogie said...

WOW WOW WOW gorgeous stunning and beautiful are just a few words that come to mind when looking at this card. Loved the video Sue my head is full of ideas now so thank you for sharing. have a fantastic day, hugs xxxxx

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous I need to practice my inner grunge so I will be watching closely It's a beautiful card

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is my type of card, just stunning. Have to agre with Steph, my attempts are never ever like this one. I will try again.

Love Rosemarie x X

Helen said...

Good morning Sue and all,

As soon as I saw this beautiful card I had to go and watch your video. Just love the way that sweetheart flower is so versatile. As soon as I am back from holiday I will give this one a try. Have a lovely day
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a fantastic card! A brilliant video too which shows how to make these gorgeous flowers. Just love the different looks you get from the sweetheart flowers and I'm going to have a go at these today. Not sure if my attempt at the cheesecloth will look as good as yours though! You've convinced me to put the beaded swirl die at the top of my to buy list! Sending best wishes

Annie Pennington said...

Love the way you do your shabby chic cards. The flowers are so pretty. Will watch the video later when my friend comes to play.

Annie P

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow, when grunge becomes beautiful, love the overall effect of this.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the shabby chic. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolute stunner today, those flowers are fabulous

rosiejt said...

Love your take on 'shabby chic'.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love love love this card. I am not a fan of grunge at all, bit of a neat freak I think, but this is just beautiful. I didn't think I could possibly need any more flowers but wrong again, these sweetheart flowers are so perfect, on to the list.
thank you for the great video too, each one is like a personal lesson
Muriel x

Anne said...

Love those flowers, Sue! Great card.

Anne (Northampton)

hettygarlick said...

I wouldn't have said I was a fan of shabby chic, but I absolutely love this card. It's so pretty.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card loving it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well these card just keep getting better and better
Not watched the video yet I will do that later
Your inspiration knows no bounds Sue
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a dull Thursday morning hubby says we might e in for rain later I hope not. A really beautiful card this morning and all those pretty flowers cant wait to go and watch you create this beauty. hugs Shirleyxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Forgot it was video day today, goody, something to look forward to watching when I get home. Lovely flowers and gorgeous card. SueL x

Scottydog said...

Good morning Siue, a real wow card today. Just wished my shabby chic would turn out like this. Love it!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning !! I love this shabby chic card, the colours are so vintage and the 'look' is so vintage, I absolutely adore this card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

SueJ said...

Really lovely card and flowers.

nattyboots said...

Love, love ,love your card Sue ,just up my street as the saying goes ,the flowers are beautiful the colors perfect for the old shabby look .

Thank you all for the messages and prayers for Andrew ,he took another walk yesterday morning to the door and along the corridor and back so progressing nicely . When we got to the Hospital he was having a 20% blood transfusion the Consultants say the blood will help towards making him feel better and keeping the BP stable , and they say he will perhaps be in care for another week.
They did not do the intravenous drip yesterday because of the transfusion ,so thats happening today.
Thank you all once more and wishing you all a lovely day .
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today, I haven't seen the video yet will have to look at it later.
Thanks for sharing

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A different look today but it's still fabulous I love the flowers will have to get the sweetheart flowers die

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A different look today but it's still fabulous I love the flowers will have to get the sweetheart flowers die

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I will look at the Video to see how to produce such a lovely card, and those flowers!
Love Marg

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is super stunning! I love it! Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, don't normally like vintage but this is so pretty, I love it. Will watch the video later.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the happy band of Wilsonettes,
The black in this card just makes such a statement Sue and looks so right for the front. I know you've heard the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary, quite contrary well i'm Norah Norah, quite contrary although it doesn't have the same rhyming abilities to it, lol. I love the fine black border that you have sticking out, it's not too much and looks just so right in place. I'm not into the making my cards looks all tatty at the edges sorry Sue, it just doesn't go with my every thing being precise mind and i just can't seem to get it to look right to me, so i don't even try this anymore. Thank you Sue for a different card which i know i can use some of the ideas on it even if scratching the edges to make them tatty looking is one of them. Have a lovely day flower and i hope that the sun is shining for you where ever you are.
It is a lovely day here at Glenochil with the sun shining and hills so alive with their gorse, bracken and heathers. The patterns and pictures that they make up is fantastic but changes to each persons imagination. I love the beauty that these magnificent wonders of nature create. Rory half day at college today and tomorrow is his last day for this term before going into a more challenging course next year which will test him that i'm sure.
Sending hugs to Nanna Tina and Mick, oh that is good news Tina but i hope it doesn't wear you down too much coping with Mick all on your own. To Tracy and Dad, flower you have come through so much this past year and now your fighting to keep your beloved Dad, hugs are on their way to you and Dad. To Elaine and her handsome son Andrew, keep going Andrew we are all routing for you but here are some hugs to keep you going. To Tina E and her poor broken Claire bear and Toby, hugs on their way to you all to try and keep your spirits up and your faith in other human beings that can understand just what you are going through. Claire has acheived an amazing hurdle in the start of her healing process but she has such a long way to go. I hope that the hugs and prayers help Claire and Toby know that they are both thought of so very much. TO all the Wilsonettes that need, could do with or just want a hug they are there for you all,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

iReneM said...

Oooooh. This is gorgeous, Sue!!

I LOVE the shabby chic style and this is right up my street :)


carol quinn said...

Wow gorgeous

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous Card Sue, I love the shabby chic look, beautiful.

Hi Elaine
Sending extra special hugs to you all thinking of you and keep positive
Lots of love
Jennifer X X X

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
thanks for the wonderful video.
I love shabby chic and that´s why I work a lot with cheesecloth. Long time ago I saw it first at LaBlanche. It´s a fantastic product for vintage card making.
Your card is so beautiful again as ever.
Rolf xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Great card today, I love your grungy ones.
Will watch the. Ideo later.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! This card has a real antique look which is very pretty. xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant shabby chic card and the sweetheart flowers are gorgeous

Special caring hugs to Tracy and dad, Nanna Tina and Mick and Elaine and Andrew
Good to see Thelma and Louise back on form

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
"What A Fabulous Video", Like Lancashire Steph Said, Mine Would Be Similar To Hers.... If I Attempted
The Grunge Look It Would End Up In Yhe Bin.... Although Lancashire Steph Is A Fabulous Card Designer Her
Cards Are Truly Beautiful.....
But Your Grunge Cards Are Well And Truly Exquisite, I Love The Swirl You've Used I Haven't Got This
Particular Singles Swirl But I Do Have A Swirl That Came On A A5 Creative Expression Set
So I Could Use That And I Often Do For Stamping Background's.
I Love The Array Of Dies You've Used One Of My Favourite's Being "The Pierced Flags"
Also The Wonderful "New Zealand Wellington Die" And "The New Zealand Hamilton Die"
I Just Love How You've Created Your Etremely Tremendous Floral Element Using The Fabulous
Sweetheart Flowers, Also The Beaded Swirl Flourishes.
I Just Love The Awesome Colour Pallette You've Used, Maybe One Day I Will Try The Grunge Look...
Sue Thank You So Very Much For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everthing You Do.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Oh my! I truly adore this card, the mix of colour, design, flowers. I'm sending Steve to the DIY store for the tack cloth today!!!

Tomorrow is my birthday and if I were to get a card anything like yours I'd be and even happier bunny!

Have a good day

June x

Alison Thorne said...

Mmmmmm day off - what to do? Make grunge flowers of course!! This is a beautiful card Sue, and I will do my best to put my stamp on it. Thank you again for your inspiration xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH WOW !!!! What a card the flowers are shamazing I just love everything about it
thanks for sharing with us
Hugs sarah xxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Confession first - I haven't watched the video yet - will do that later. I am longing to learn how you created this beautiful masterpiece! It is absolutely gorgeous! Look forward to learning about the flowers - yet another look for these very pretty flowers! I love them.
As for the cheesecloth ? I need to watch that video!
Thank you so much for another lovely card!
Pam - thank you for what you do each day . You are a star !
Well done Andrew! Hope the transfusion helps you onwards and upwards!
Love to Tracy and Dad! Nanna Tina and Mick too! Hugs for all those who are helping you.
Love Myra X
PS Another gorgeous day here! Welcome home Diane! X

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
I LOVE IT!!! The colours are ideal for this kind of card. I would love to be able to produce something half as good as this. I'm still wary of trying to distress anything though. I need a kick up the bum over this really stupid fear of failing, after all, it's only card isn't it and if I mess up perhaps it will look even better lol.
Off to watch the video now in the hope that it gives me some confidence to try my first shabby chic project.
Bejay xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I am not into shabby chic but you do make it looks so very elegant. I love the flowers.

gwen70 said...

WOW WOW WOW, I absolutely love it, will be watching video later

hotpotato said...

Love this card Sue , so beautiful. x

CraftyJo said...

Love the base of the card - you know me, I'm never keen on flowers ;)

sued99 said...

I love this card. It's the kind I like to make but often turns out not quite right. Off to watch the video now so I'm sure I'll learn some tips for getting things right. X

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I like this type of card very much. I love the flowers and the lacy feel about it. Lovely x

love and hugs from Dorothy of Baldock OOxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This is a truly lovely car you make a cardd, the colours are beautiful. I would love to see you make a card which is smaller, say 7x5inches being the finished size.
Margaret xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Afternoon Sue ,what a beautiful card so different from your usual style. Enjoyed the video .Very impressed with the flowers . Gloria (sidcup)xx.

utilitygirl said...

Another really beautiful card Sue - love the colours.

Suebak said...

Great video and a really lovely card. Ages since I did any distressing. I recall your flowers made from book print pages.

Susan x

Crafty Cruiser said...

A quite Victorian looking card today and very elegant.
Doreen R

Jean said...

Just delightful!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue

gr karin van eijk
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

What a very pretty card today Sue. I wish I could do shabby chic, mine seem to end up looking like dirty mess. I wonder what it would look like without the shabby?


Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card, Sue. Thank you for showing us a different way of doing the flowers- very effective.
Sue Mac

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Personally I'm not sure about grunge. I think you have done it in a very pretty way and I think I might give it a go. I really like your colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Myra said...

PS - Sue, I've watched the video - brilliant! Thank you ! Love the cheesecloth - would look good on MDF as well! Love the flowers! My little head is buzzing with ideas! Thanks! X

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love the whole look. Off to watch the video now.
Thanks for sharing,

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful and I love it. Grunge, shabby chic, no matter what you call it I can't do it without it looking a mess instead of something gorgeous. Love the colours you have used and have been playing spot the dies. I will watch the video when the cricket has finished later.

Hope everyone has been sharing the beautiful day that we have had here.


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and fellow crafters.
I so love ur shabby chic look. It's smashingly georgeous. Great video too.

Well ladies the bed at the beatson for my dad wasn't great today. They think the pain in his groin isn't arthritis but think the cancer may have spread further. He's to go for a bone scan in a few weeks to see what's happening.
Unfortunately as well the consultant says St the moment dad is not fit enough for any treatment including any drug trials. He's not eAting enough to get weight on. He's trying so hard and he's tired. So I'm hoping he doesn't give up altogether. He's got until the doc recalls him back to the beatson to try get s bit of weight on or it'll be a no go. They gave him liquid morphine away with him so I'm hoping this'll help control the pain.
I'm absolutely devastated :-(.

Elaine. Thinking of u and ur son xx

Love and hugs to all xx

barbara macaskill said...

So different than what you usually show but I am totally in love with it!! Very vintage and grungy!! You ROCK!! TFS!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is a stupendous, fabulous card.
All those having treatment, caring for them, waiting for treatment and having transfusions, get well soon.
love to all.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous grungy card today sue x I love it x my attempts seem to be more shabby than chic but will watch the video later and hopefully learn a bit more from you x thankyou for your inspiration x
Tracy so sorry the news wasn't better x sending you a massive hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

There is nothing shabby about this chic! Fabulous card Sue, so unique. The colours are so beautiful! This should be a Wednesday give away...that I win-l'm making room on my mantle right now-lol. Have a beautiful day!

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have never made a shabby chic card that I haven't thrown in the bin but you manage to make yours seem so elegant. Tracey so sorry to hear your dad is still in such pain hopefully the morphine will make him more comfortable. Please look after yourself.

DeCor said...

Beautiful flowers and card. Like how it looks almost sepia but not really.

Narrowboat girl said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Love your inner grunge

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, I do love it when your inner grunge comes out - you do it so eligantly. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Elaine well done Andrew, hope he gets his treatment today, he's a real star xxx
Tracey oh your poor dad and poor you too. Would he manage to eat something like home made rice pudding? If it's made with double cream that would increase the calories and make it tasty. It's hard when he doesn't fancy eating to try to get him to put on weight. Sending you both a big hug xxx
Myra thank you, it's lovely to be home and in your own bed, it's lovely going away but there's no place like home! Xxx
Pam I agree, I love seeing you at the top each day with your words of wisdom. Sending you a big hug just because xxx

Virginia Davey said...

What a lovely card very nice thanks Sue

Susan White said...

This is couture grunge Sue! Love it, Susan x

Laura O' Connor said...

stunner ,great card in every piece,Laura O

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, this card definitely "speaks" to me, I love grunge but not the dark grunge.xx

nannapat said...

What a fabulous card Sue, a real stunner. I love the dies that you've used and the flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the video, it's great. Pat x

terrie said...

Super, super turned out fantastic....well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
One word describes this card!
FAB U LOUS!!!!.,
Lesley S x

Nana on the Hill said...

I absolutely love this beautiful card, what more can l say! If this is grunge, ho o e to see more soon, thanks Sue xx

craftynanna said...

Sorry Sue I can do grunge without trying, lol, it's your NORMAL cards I have problems with, this is a gorgeous card though.
Tracy your story is very familiar to me, keep brave for your lovely Dad he needs you, sending great big hugs to you both.
Love Johanna

craftynanna said...

Sorry Sue I can do grunge without trying, lol, it's your NORMAL cards I have problems with, this is a gorgeous card though.
Tracy your story is very familiar to me, keep brave for your lovely Dad he needs you, sending great big hugs to you both.
Love Johanna

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Love the colours, tattered Rose is my least used distress ink, I must get it out and give it another try. Thanks for the inspiration.

Theresa Pace said...

inner grunge is good and you should listen to it more often. this is such a beautiful card. love it, hugs xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

You make shabby chic look elegant whilst still retaining the character of the genre. Wish I could!

pippajb said...

Ooh that's lovely shabby chic.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Lorraine Freeman said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. You do this style so well and I love it even more than your usual beautiful, clean cards. Must do this style more myself.
Tracy, massive hugs for you and your Dad. What a tough time you are having xxx
Made a card for my eldest son's birthday, it's not until the 19th so I am well ahead and of course I used Sue's dies and painted using shimmer spray. It turned out very well.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hiya Sue

I love it when you get your grunge on! You do it so well. Haven't seen video so intrigued about cheesecloth but it's great stuff so looking forward to see what you do with it. Hope all is well with you, sending you a big hug x

Tracy, I'm sorry news about your Dad wasn't what you hoped. I hope they find something that helps with his pain as he'll hopefully feel like eating more. I got it all crossed for him and sending you a big hug too x

Elaine, I'm glad the news about your son is positive, keeping it all crossed for him and sending you a big hug x

Nanna Tina, big hugs for you and Mick x

June, I hope your infection problem are behind yo, big hug x

Lynda, Billy sends you a fluffy snuggle and wags and woofs to your pets, big hug from me x

Hope you are all OK, or as OK as it gets! ;-) Sending extra special hugs to all my friends xx I'm OK, just tired and a lot of migraines. Got my concert with best friend next week so not pushing my luck. I'll try be back to talk more soon.

Sending hugs to everyone and wishing good things for you all,

T x

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card sue. Love your shabby chic. X

gailgale said...

This is one of my favorite cards!!!!!
THANK YOU so much for doing a video for it!!!!

nzillingworth said...


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anne Prescott said...

Lovely card Sue, enjoyed the video too. Anne x

Eunice said...

Interesting card Sue, just not my style.

Sandy H said...

Like the design but too much black for me. Those swirls are lovely.
Take care everyone.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the grunge look!!

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love your shabby chic. This is another beautiful card.
Anne m xxx

Vie Carter said...

Love this card, design and colour choice is just right


cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
How did I miss this card? I'm so sorry! When you do grunge you do it beautifully, I love the way you've made the background, I have this stamp and it's so useful but with the added muslin it makes everything pop! The flowers are gorgeous I usually use a brad but drying each flower before glueing is such a simple idea and is one I haven't tried so thanks for the idea. The swirl die is right at the top of my list it has to be the best I've ever seen.
Hugs x
Heather T

Tressa said...

Somewhat late in commenting but having only just caught the video............ Well, what a surprise and a pleasant one at that! There is grunge, grundge, and this that beats most hands down. Makes me want to run upstairs and try playing with the one piece of taupe coloured card I have in my limited stash. I meant to go up town yesterday and buy a notebook to make notes on the many techniques you, Julia and John us show us but forgot. After seeing this, I am more determined to remember, but at least I can come back and watch the video again. I don't have any of the stamps or dies that you have used but I am sure I can learn a lot from the techniques used so thank you so much for that!


Anonymous said...

So crafting buddy was here for the day and we used some of your dies. Can't get enough of them. LOL Jan D., Florida, USA

Dawn Holben said...

I have not seen the video yet but it is on the top of my list of things to do.
This is a big wow card, it is so very elegant and i would love to have a try
at this one but somehow mine will come out with all the shabby and none of the chic lol
This is definately up there with my favourites.

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julie laz said...

Wow sue, what a beautiful card, you should do a video on this one, crafty hugs Julie laz xxxx