Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello bloggers!  What a whirlwind five days and right into a Wednesday Card giveaway!  Yes, I will ask you again to leave comments on this blog post, but to win the card this time.  I started by cutting the Belgian Background out of sky blue card, using the inside cutting edge to make a rectangular aperture in the centre.  I left a wide border around the outside edge and I cut a rectangle frame from the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles Set B out of milk card and seated it with mounting foam around the wide edge of the background.  I added another layer of foam to the back of the background  die cut as well.  I embossed a piece of milk card with the Provencale Lace embossing folder to add some texture then seated the background over it.  I cut the Bruges die out of milk card, then backed it in sky blue.  I cut it down the centre, put the two halves together and cut a bit out, then reassembled it.  I added it in the aperture opening in the middle of the card with foam.  I stamped a sentiment (from the Fabulous Sentiments clear stamp set by Creative Expressions) and cut it out with the inner oval from the set.  I edged it in a pale blue ink to match and mounted it with foam in the centre.  I cut a few smaller poppies in milk card and added them to conceal the cut lines in the die with a blue ribbon bow (from my stash).  I added milk and sky blue mats to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  The winner will be announced on Sat. blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Your launch previews have been so fantastic and obviously well received, you must be so pleased as are we, talented lady.
Pat, how very sad that once again Sarah has been so brave yet unable to achieve the help she needs. I can understand the medical view but her parents and family must be so worried about the consequences, little Sarah really deserves a medal, but will a cyber hug help.
Elaine and Andrew, Tina and Mick, hope all is well with you all.
Tracey, big hugs.
Happy day to all.

Karen Derbyshire, said...

Lovely card Sue

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card, you must be glad your die launch is over it was fantastic as are all the dies we will miss all the posts
during the day now.
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good morning Sue.
Beautiful card so delicate. Can I say another big thank you for all your hard work, to bring us such wonderful festive dies. You are a very talented lady.The important thing for me remains, which to choose.
Jan x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! Oh! Wow! I just absolutely LOVE today's card.
Thank you for all the Christmas offerings
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a whirlwind few days with the new die launch and to be finished off with your continued generosity of a freebie and what a glorious freebie it is. Thank you seems so inadequate for all you do Sue but anyway, thank you. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x congratulations to the person who wins this card

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card. I haven't managed to use my background die yet - but I must! Love it Sue. Thankyou for all the Christmas cards - they are fab - and this one is too!
Anne M xxx

Teresa c said...

Loverly card today sue I'm loving your Christmas dies keep them coming xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue from a grey Padstow, but not to worry I have today's card to bring a smile to my face. I just adore this collection of dies, they compliment each other so well as do the colours you chose. I've seen a few cards on the CESW facebook page replicating this sample and Beverly, one of the many talented ladies from the group does the most wonderful designs with this group of dies, in fact it's hard to separate your beautiful work from Beverly's beautiful work.
I hope the past 5 days have confirmed to you just how popular your dies are and how many followers there are out there whether they comment each day or on launch weeks only there have been another 100+ daily comments than on a 'normal' day if that was to continue you would soon be back at NUMBER 1 in the blog ratings.
Thank you for the new collection and for being so generous and whoever is chosen to receive this beauty is very very lucky.
Have a good day Sue, hugs as usual form a miserable looking Cornwall xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, the colours go well together. Thanks again Sue for a great launch of your dies & all your inspiration with your beautiful cards. Yvonne xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. The colour combination is delicious.

Annie P

Dragonsnap2 said...

Lovely card Sue. You must e so pleased that your Festive launch went so well. Unfortunately for me it hasn't helped me choose which dies to buy - I still want them all!
A big ask ...
It would be great if you could mention on your blog about any new embossing folders you bring out. I don't remember seeing this before and by the time I catch up with them they are often out of stock. I don't get to watch Hochanda. Thanks.
D x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Thanks for a fabulous collection of dies!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card in lovely colour combination. Marion S

Helen Jones said...

Hi SUE love the card for the give away

A Happercrafter6 said...

This is a lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue nice soft colours. Thanks again for all your posts of your festive collection. JJxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a lovely card so soft, and calm.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the use of the background die with the frame. I have loved coming home to catch up with all the posts that have gone live during the day, it's been a real treat to have so much inspiration in such a short space of time.
Pat - I'm sorry that Sarah's op has been cancelled again, I hope the medics can work out a way to give her the treatment she needs soon. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

A gorgeous card today Sue. Thanks for the festive posts & I look forward to watching your Hochanda show on catchup tomorrow night

Sunset Bay said...

Beautiful card once again Sue. Your creativity and talent never fails to amaze me xxx

Donna Golby said...

Beautiful card. I love this colour combination it's so pleasing.
Thanks for your inspiration

Donna Golby

Maria Illsley said...

Another great card,Sue the colours are lovely.
I'm looking forward to your shows on Hochanda xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely card. Fab background die.

Crafti Moggie said...

Today's card is great, love the colours, style and shapes,

thank you Sue,

Pearl xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the colours used here. Didn't get any of the belgian set. Might just have to revisit them. The noble rectangles and squares have to be done if the most useful ones ever, and luckily I do have them.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card, lovely subtle colours. Have really enjoyed seeing your new die launch
Karen xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I don't know how you manage to do it! Immediately after such a great die launch and then straight into a fabulous card give away!!!
I love the sky blue nd milk colour combination and the Belgium background looks gorgeous! Thanks for the never ending inspiration.x

Debra K. said...

Fabulous launch of your new dies! All your cards were fantastic and today's card is no different. Lovely colour combination and die cuts. Debra x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. The Belgian background die looks really pretty in this lovely sky blue colour. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Smileranna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card I love all your cards it would be an honour to win one keep them coming to give us all inspiration thank you xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the design and colours x xhazel young nottm

Kim Dibben said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, love the blue and cream colour scheme, love Kim D

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. I really enjoyed the last few days so many gorgeous cards and all the wonderful new dies. You are a very talented lady. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really gorgeous & my favourite colour.
Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda this week.


Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, I adore the Belgium background very classy and I love the use of the pierced noble dies.Thank you again for your inspiration .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card for the giveaway love the design and colours, I finished off cards for the new arrivals yesterday.
Both grandchildren are settling in nicely at home and I'm getting cuddles later from Ashton after he's been to meet his great grandma
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Sylvia Marriott said...

what a lovely card the colours. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, love the colours xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW A beautiful card this morning but then again all your cards are either beautiful, gorgeous, stunning or fantastic. I dont think i have ever seen a card that i dont like since i started following your blog 3 years ago. I cant believe how quickly the time has past. The colours on this card look very delicate and femenine. Your christmas die launch has been a great success everyone has loved them. I said in your last christmas post i would give you my top three favourites and they are No1 The christmas shadow box, No2 The Snow globe, No3 The Nativity but as you can imagine my list is much longer than that lol. Once again thank you for all the hard work you do keeping this blog going and creating your new dies. A Big thank you for the last five days Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
I love the colours that you have used

Debs Cards xxxx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination x

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card,lovely colours.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is a gorgeous card I love the colours and the dies go really well together, I do like the way you cut down your dies to make it into another shape they are so versatile and you give them a lot of thought when you design them so that they can be used in so many ways
KathyB x

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue,
A beautiful card this morning and the lucky winner will be so pleased to be the proud owner of a SW creation!!
The Sky Blue and Milk card go so well together and the Pierced Noble Rectangles go so well against the Belgian background.
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, lovely colours.
B xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a really pretty card the colours are gorgeous together
Thanks for sharing with us
Hugs Sarah N xxxx

Anne Crawford said...

Extremely pretty and delicate card, I love the soft colour combination and the narrow ribbon bow.
Anne xo

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination

Gill said...

Another stunning card - Sue you are such an inspiration to us all. I have never thought of using sky blue and milk coloured card together - but I certainly will now.
Many thanks

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, the sky blue card is one of my favourites. The background die is pretty, I must have another look at that one!! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Tina enjoy your cuddles today. Xxx
Pat I hope something gets sorted for Sarah soon, she is such a brave little girl. Xxx
Hugs for Tracey and dad and Elaine and Andrew xxx

Jane Franklin said...

After all your hardwork with the amazing xmas launch, you give us another beautiful card. I love this background die, its magical in its way. Thank you so much for all your cards and ideas, and a lovely blog to be part of. Best wishes jxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a wet Wednesday morning, you really did work so hard on all those beautiful Xmas cards and I really do appreciate you doing so to give us an idea as to how they really appear in the flesh. Todays card is just gorgeous and so pretty to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, and the colours you have used are also lovely.
I have heard you are on Hochanda later this week, I look forward to seeing you on there.
Have a nice rest after the whirlwind of the last few days you deserve it.
Thanks again

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving the design on your beautiful card , i am in awe of all your work .
Thank you for all the inspiration .
Take care
Big hugs to all .
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
and the joy continues - this card is so elegant AND beautifully gentle. Lucky winner whoever s/he is......
Hugs, Rose

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love these colours, I love this card, I love these die-cuts and their compilation. Gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Good afternoon Sue and all
yes, back to afternoon blogs - it was so much fun to wake up to beautiful Christmas cards for a few days. Talk about confused ! I know I must have the shadow box, gemini (sold out at the moment), village scene but some of the poinsettias, the rustic wreath and the noble circle frames, though not in the release, featured and reminded me they were NEEDED too.
Back to normal - love todays card, the colours and that fabulous Belgium background, lucky winner of this SW original.
Thank you again for your inspiration,
Muriel x

Rosemarue said...

Morning Sue. A truly beautiful card this morning, just love these colours together. Thank you again for an amazing festive die launch, such a lot of hard work for you, but very much appreciated.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Just when we thought it was all over........... and now it's the Wednesday giveaway! Beautiful card, Sue, pretty blue and lovely design.
It's been great to see so many comments from all over the world, long may it last.
So looking forward to the shows starting tomorrow, Sue. Don't know if you've just got back, but typical summer here - rain and yet more rain for this week!
Pat L - so sad Sarah's op couldn't go ahead, such a disappointment for you all. Hoping for better times.
Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and anyone else who needs one - big hugs.

'P' in Wales

Utopiablue said...

So so pretty x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Such a gorgeous card, your colour choices work so well together X X X

FoxyG Gilly said...

A really beautiful card Sue.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Chris Curry said...

The best descriptive word for this beautiful card is elegant. That is all I need to say except I'm really looking forward to your shows Sue. Xx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

sharon casey said...

Gorgeous card as always Sue thank you, I love the colours and the dies
Have a good day everyone

SueJ said...

Really lovely card, love the dies used.
Colour always nice.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the colour combo and beautiful dies. Thank you for a fabulous launch, loved seeing all the festive dies in their glory :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
Yet Again Your Still Being Extremely Kind And Very Generous Today
With The Wednesday Gift Offer.
I Love Everything About It The Soft Colour Pallette Also The Wonderful
Dies You've Chosen To Use For This Outstanding Card.
Once Again Sue Thank You For The Tremendous New 2016 Festive Dies
They Have Been Selling Extremely Well Some On Joanna Sheen's On-line
Shop A Selection Have Already Sold Out So That Is Great News For You
To Realise They Have Been So Well Received.....
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Well, we've had a wonderful new dies launch and now straight onto a wonderful giveaway card! the Belgian Background, it's so elegant and those cute little poppies hide the cut in the Bruges die so well it's almost a sin not to experiment with cutting up our diecuts!


Rosie said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card today. I do so love the colour combination and the dies used. Thoroughly enjoyed your festive collection cards and dies. So much hard work now i bet you are ready for a nice break!!!
Love Rosie from

Scottydog said...

A lovely card with a lovely colour combination. I think I will have withdrawal symptoms today when there is no 12noon, 3pm & 6pm postings. I so enjoyed the Christmas launch but it's causing a headache trying to juggle the finances to work out which ones to order. I forgot to mention yesterday the Christmas village was another favourite! However you are bringing us back to earth gently with the Wednesday give away. You are so generous Sue, thank you!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, really lovely giveaway card today, love your colour choice too.

Still got limited WiFi so will keep this short, hugs to pat, Sarah, Tina, mick, Tracey, elaine and everyone.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card, lovely colours!

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card
Carol quinn

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. The sky blue and the aqua colours are my 'go to' colours at the moment so this card is a definite hit with me. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card for someone to win today, love the Belgian background and I really love the way you cut and change your dies without a shadow of a trace. It's really made me look at using some of my larger dies differently now. Thank you for all your inspiration and dedication, sending best wishes

Laura O' Connor said...

fab background die great card ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background die wit the aperture, great card.
Beverley W

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, the Belgium background gives so much fine detail, love it.
Thanks for sharing,

Cards2Di4 said...

Good morning Sue. What a beautiful card. I've just got the Belgian background. Can't wait to use it. Take care. Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Anne said...

I love this colour combo, Sue. A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

hettygarlick said...

So very pretty. I've enjoyed seeing the new festive dies and am looking forward to using some of them.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very prettyy card Sue.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
What a great card. Love the colour combo. U have so many ideas I don't know how u do it.

Thank u for all u do u are so passionate about ur work and sharing ur delights with us. The designs this year are superb it made it very difficult to choose so far I've bought four of them and I'd love the shadow box next. My friend fell in love with it when I showed her ur card that'd been done with it. U truly are an inspiration to us all and I for one am grateful for ur blog xx

Well ladies sorry I've been missing.
I've managed to catch up roughly with most of the comments but didn't want to miss the fun of the new release blogathon lol.

I had to take dad to the hospital 2 weeks ago on the mon as he'd been very ill over the weekend and I had to call a doc out. He's ever in his life asked to see a doc so I knew he was bad. The doc told me to up his morphine dose and that made him worse and very sick so off to hospital he went next day.
Several drips later he was ok for a bit then his heart went haywire so onto a monitor. It was pretty scary for him as well as the rest of us. Never had a heart issue before.
Chest X-ray revealed he then had pneumonia more drips etc.
he's had X-rays. Ultra sound a ct and now a bone scan to try find out what's causing this pain in his groin and can't find what's causing it. Still waiting for bone scan result.
A hospital bed was delivered to my house yesterday as they are trying to get him home now. It looks as tho he might not manage out the bed as that's when the pain starts when he tries to put weight on his legs. He's lost so much weight from there.
It's heartbreaking to watch but I'm trying to be strong and sonedays I'm really struggling.
So hopefully he will be home on Friday with carers put into place to help guide me along on our last journey together as father and daughter.

Pat. Sorry to hear Sarah didn't get her op again

Wheely. Sound as tho u had an amazing time at the gig. Alice cooper?? I'm well jealous lol

Angela. Sorry to hear about sooty.

Some one mentioned new great grandchild?? Congrats!!!

Elaine , Mick n Andrew thinking of u too.

Sorry about the long posting but at least now ur up to date. Thank u all who's left well wishes hugs and prayers it means a lot to me. I've another journey to go on now xxx

Love to all who needs it xxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s a beautiful card as ever...
Love the unusual colour very much and the Belgian Background is fantastic.
Rolf xxx

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, I love the blue and cream combination. Just elegant!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, have enjoyed looking at all your new dies over the last few days

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love this card. The die used is so delicate looking as are the colours used.
Take care all,
Evis M.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card sue x love the blue and milk they look lovely together x the belgian background has such lovely detail x thankyou sue and really looking forward to your shows x
Nanna tina enjoy your cuddles today x
Hugs to elaine and andrew , tracy and dad and pat and sarah xxx
Yvonne its great to have you back again xxx
Wheely bad hope you are well x
Laine hope you are well too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Champagne dVine said...

What a beautiful card. Loving the blue.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the blue and cream together.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card is so preety love these dies and colour combo thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, 5 days have come and gone like a whirlwind indeed, time flies! I love your noble layering dies and background dies this card is right up my street using my favourites and colours too. Take care, Ivy C x

pam robinson said...

Hi Sue. I love everything about this card. The design,the colours,absolutely everything. You are so talented and an inspiration. Thank you. Xx

pam robinson said...

Hi Sue. I love everything about this card. The design,the colours,absolutely everything. You are so talented and an inspiration. Thank you. Xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Must sincerely thank you for all your hard work in creating your 2016 Festive Dies with stunning cards too.
V C Cumbria xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card today, such a pretty blue.
Rosemary xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous launch you gave us over the five days I'm not the only one that thoroughly enjoyed it. I still can't name a favourite but I do love the snow globe sets. Today's card is stunning I love the dies used and the colours.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card for the giveaway, the colours are so calming.
What a wonderful week it has been, love lots of the new dies, can't pick a favourite.
Take care everyone, good luck in the draw, Jess xxx

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue Today's card is beautiful I love the Belgium background it's quite high on my ever increasing wishlist!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card to spoil us after five fantastic days of super new dies. Love the composition and colour of this card, and I am sure anyone would be really pleased to receive this card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

After such a brilliant launch, such a beautiful card for the giveaway
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today a complete change from the last few days, reminding us Christmas is still six months away. Whoever wins this one will own a gem.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Helen xxx said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a great five days it has been. Getting spoils with blog posts, new die and ideas. Now, just as we thought it was over, a card giveaway! The card is gorgeous, delicate and pretty. Love how the die cuts have been snipped to make it different too.

Tracy so sad and sorry to hear about your current situation with your Dad. Wishing you love, strength and courage for the days ahead, and pain free days for your Dad.

Love Helen xxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. My favourite colour combination - blue and white(almost). I have this background die and I am so please that I bought it as it is so versatile. It kind of reminds me of an art deco style.


Suemac said...

Another beautiful card

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card ,lovely colours together,
Thanks for the last five busy days
Best wishes
Karen (wings) M

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, lovely pale colours.

Susan McGx (sws)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Delicate, intricate, pretty and lovely colours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

It certainly has been a whirlwind 5 days, loved each and everyone of your creations but do have a few that are my 'favourites'

Today's card is stunning. I think that particular shaded of blue contributes to the overall design

June x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What beautiful card, it has so much detail, this card will certainly be treasured by the lucky winner.
Thank you for showing us over the last five days all of your beautiful new dies.

Love Brenda XXX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, after the frenetic pace of the last five days you bring us back down to earth with this lovely gentle card. The sky blue and milk card go together really well and isn't a combination I would have immediately thought of.

Tracy - good to have you back. You and your dad have certainly been through the mill these past weeks, thinking of you both and hope the doctors can ease his pain.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the sky blue and milk were made for each other, love the little poppies too. How kind to give away a card after your generosity in giving everyone the opportunity to win one of your new dies, and it would be lovely to see the comment numbers stay over 200 daily. Now we have your Hochanda shows to look forward to, yeah
Tracy I'm so sorry to hear your dad has deteriorated so much in the last couple of weeks, all you can do now is be with him and make him comfortable. Sending you gentle caring hug xx
Thanks again for all your kind words for Sarah. We are all devastated that there is nothing they can do for her and that her mobility is going to get worse too. Anyway they are coming home today and she is no worse off which is something to be grateful for.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
What a wonderful card, after a very successful launch for the Festive dies. I would like to say uyou can sit back and enjoy but I guess that will not happen! lol.
Take Care Love Michelle Stanley xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card today. I love the colours you've chosen.
Thanks once again for the wonderful Festive dies launch, you always work so hard for us with your designing and we all appreciate it.
Hugs to everyone who needs one.
Bejay xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
.....Another very pretty card!!!....

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love love love it so elegant and pretty colours sky blue and cream

one of my favourite colour combinations

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

doreenj said...

Well, we can all calm down now, what exciting few days!!!

This is a fabulous card, the colour makes it special,

Doreen x

Paula said...

A beautiful card Sue, there's nothing about it not to like! :) Whatever will we all do with ourselves now we no longer have new dies to look at all day every day? Life will be so boring! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,delicate and pretty,love the sky blue colour,thank you,Linda x

Jayne S said...

Lovely card and a great colour combination.

Lesley Cann said...

Great card love the colour card you have used. Look forward to seein you on Hochanda later this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous and the colours are beautiful

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I love to use the milk coloured card with your pastel shaded foundations card as it gives such a soft focus look to the card. Your Belgian set is lovely but unfortunately way down my wish list at the moment as someone brought out new christmas dies that are must haves and needed, so Belgium you will need to wait for a bit longer, lol. Another of the dies that is on this card is the double pierced rectangles that i would dearly love but i have a basic set of rectangles so can't really justify buying another set just because it has piercing on it. OH to be able to have a real rake around CE head quarters and be able to play with everything would be my idea of what i would wish for most in this world, but hey ho back to reality for me. Thank you Sue for a beautiful card that i know i would love to receive. I hope you have a great day flower now that all the chaos of the launch is over with and you can have a more leisurely day(ha ha ha who am i kidding).
Oh Pat flower i am so very sorry that poor wee Sarah has got so far and then they cannot do the operation on her, she must be so down but i suppose they are trying in their way to give her the best quality of life after the op as well so all things must be taken in to consideration, but the poor wee lamb seems to have been getting halfway through that never ending tunnel only to be turned back numerous times now. I am sending her some wee hugs to keep her and you going and i can only pray that sometime soon things will be a ok for to carry through with the op.
Tina and Mick, oh you must be so thrilled at having your baby grandson here, a new wee person for cuddles and kisses, but also to see him and all his firsts. Mick, i am sending you healing hugs flower as there is a new wee baby girl and a baby boy that is looking forward to sitting on their Grampas' knee and getting taken out a walk with him, so i do hope that you are getting stronger each day.
Elaine, how is your Andrew? I hope that you have got him back from hospital and that his bp is more regulated. Sending him get well hugs in the hope that it will let you see him taking 2 steps forward and only the 1 back flower.
Oh Tracy flower, i am so sorry that your beloved dad is going through such pain and that there is nothing you can do to stop it. I thnk yours must have been made from the same stiff stuff that my beloved daddy was made of as he only had a couple of pages of notes and you knew when there was something wrong with him as he did not do doctors, so my heart goes out to you my flower friend. I hope that you will be able to hold on to some good things, however so slight from this time that you have left with your dad, my thoughts and prayers are with you flower along with the hugs that i sed you to try and keep you going.
Hugs to all those who need, want or could do with,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Cathie Weary said...

Gorgeous card this morning Sue. Would love to own one of your creations. Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day.

Anonymous said...

stunning card this morning good colour choice so pretty. love yvonnebennettxx

donna sherman said...

Love this card! The colors and design and beautiful together. You used a beautiful die for this one!!! The flower is gorgeous with the bow!!!!

Suebak said...

You have managed very well to match up your ribbon with card. A beautiful card Sue.

Susan x

Jean said...

Perfect colors!

gailgale said...

I love this card!! Love the blue and I don't usually do blue.
Beautiful, beautiful!!!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such a serene card today quite a change of pace after the Christmas launch. Pat I hope one day soon they will find something that will help Sarah you must all be so worried. Tracey I am so sorry to hear about your dad I hope they manage to sort out some pain relief soon.

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue
have loved your new die launch, it's been great to see all the dies showcased in the exceptional way you do. Todays card has a lovely calming colour scheme and such a pretty art deco feel, gorgeous.
Love Deb C xx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card and love the color combo.
Yvonne N.

Pattyb said...

Sue, I love your card today. Gorgeous use of the dies and the colors. Oh how I wish I had just
a tiny bit of your creativity!

Pat B

Anonymous said...

Myra from Florida. I'm going to be sorry I didn't go ahead and buy some of these Christmas dies. I'm just not ready to think about it. LOL. But I will soon. But I do love this card. I made a really pretty Sue Wilson inspired card las night with her dies. It is soooo pretty. Got to get the Nobles card creator dies, though. It will make life so much easier. Thanks. Myra

barbara macaskill said...

Be still my beating heart! This is a gorgeous card! I just love the blue and the way the ribbon seems to flow with the blue die cut! Absolutely perfection! Would be proud to have this card! Fingers crossed! TFS!

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I can't believe you have added a Wednesday give away card to the end of your Christmas marathon! You are very kind. The card is beautiful and as I've said many times before, I love blue!
Tracy - my heart goes out to you! You will never regret doing this for your Dad - it isn't easy - but with the help of Carers you will do it! Do you feel stronger in yourself now? I do hope so as you have had an awful lot to deal with just lately! Hugs for both you and Dad!
Pat - I'm so very sorry little Sarah and the rest of the family have had yet another set back! Thinking of you all and sending hugs to you too.
Well - it's raining cats and dogs here but if that's all I've got to complain about I'm very well off!!!
Love to all and many thanks to you Sue,
Love Myra x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful give away card today Sue. Thank you and also thank you for all the new Christmas dies. Must look at them al, again and choose what ones I would like.

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A gorgeous card Sue just love the colours

Sue MacFall said...

What a lovely card you are giving away. Thank you so much for the chance to win it.
Sue Mac

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Ohh I do so love the card today it just ticks all my boxes design,colours dies. Just gorgeous just gorgeous
Good luck to all whoever Winn this beauty is going to treasure it I am sure
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Catwoman said...

Super card as ever, Sue!!

Lynne, Amersham

Anonymous said...

So pretty...such an interesting color combo, too. Love it.

Jan D., Florida, USA

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Dawn Holben said...

wonderful card sue, i love that colour and the die you have used.
I have the die but have not got around to try it just yet.
I think that is going to change now i have seen this.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card, with lovely soft colours, whoever wins this will be delighted.
Marlene O xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue I will have to get some of this blue card. Lovely.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card today. I like how the poppy flowers look with the pearl in the center of them. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

Tami Grant said...

This card is one of my favorites. I love the colors, the frame made from the die, and the background.

karenlotty said...

It has been a whirlwind for us seeing all of your new collection I can't imagine how it was for you! But thank you for giving us a chance to start our 2016 Festive Collection Today's card is beautiful I must take another look at that background die I love the Art Deco effect it has Love the colour combo and it's one I wouldn't have thought to put together

DeeDee7770 said...

The background die is beautiful Sue. I love the unique shapes. You card would make anyone smile!

CraftyJo said...

So pretty :)

Pauline A said...

Thank goodness for such a blue and cheerful card today as I'm sat looking out at a dark and rainy scene over Lake Windermere and your blue is the only blue I think that I'll be seeing today. Still, I needed this day of calmness after your whirlwind Christmas die launch. Hugs x P Austen

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
I need to replenish my stock of off white card, I had been wondering if the foundation milk card would suit, but looking at your beautiful card it seems to be quite a deep cream, so inadvertently you have answered my question.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful giveaway following a fabulous Christmas launch.

Sherry said...

beautiful !!! I love it!!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

What a Lovely Card. Great dies, nice colours and very pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

pippajb said...

Beautiful,love the colour combination.
Luna-Blue Warminster

Chaffinch said...

Lots of layers - lovely colour combination.

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card for your Wednesday give away. The dies you've chosen are so pretty. Looking forward to your show tomorrow showcasing your fabulous new Christmas dies. X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful background and made even more so in powder blue!
L Dewar

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the sky blue cardstock, so pretty.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card .love Jean Z xxx

Susan White said...

What a beautiful card to get back to non-Christmas designs. I've really enjoyed your new die launch with all the beautiful samples, but it is nice to get back to summery blues and creams! Thanks, Susan x

liz spooner said...

Such a pretty card and colour combo.xx

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - I am quite sure that any one of us would love to win this card - it's very pretty! Hugs Gilly x

Vie Carter said...

My sort of card, would so love to win this


Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Well Sue, have you just about managed to catch your breath today after the marathon Blogathon? It was fabulous but just like having Christmas every day would be wrong on so many levels and ruin the excitement and anticipation of the day, so too would be having your wonderful launches every day because we can savour and appreciate them more when they happen only a few times a year.
So yes, back to reality, but what a reality it is when it features one of your much sought after weekly giveaways....a card done by your very skilled hands is a prize to beat all prizes in my opinion.....and this weeks is characteristically stunning! I adore everything about it and wonder if some of the gorgeous Belgian dies used will feature in your show tomorrow.....I hope so because they have achieved a striking background that is very reminiscent of the Art Deco period. The poppies form a beautiful embellishment and the Wedgewood colour scheme is striking. Breathtaking card Sue, you should be very proud of your work and it would be an absolute honour and privilege to adopt this little gem:-)
Tracy, it's lovely to hear from you again, I was so worried about you and your Dad during your absence, fearing the worst, so I am glad that you are both still fighting your corner in the only way you know how. The road that lies ahead will be so challenging but I'm sure that you have the strength of character to cope, my only hope is that your Dad can be as comfortable and pain free as possible so that you can find the times to cherish with him in his final months that you both deserve. Losing my Dad is still raw so I can relate to what you must be feeling but remember that we are here for you whenever you need a friendxxxx
Pat, boy , have you and Sarah been through a roller coaster of emotions only to find yourself back at square have a great attitude though, you are no worse off than before but still the disappointment must be palpable:-( the risks were too great this time but hopefully sometime in the near future something may happen to change that prognosis and the operation can go ahead as planned. Sarah is so young and hopefully she will bounce back from this setback. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you try to move forwardxxxx
Elaine, how is Andrew, has he been discharged from hospital yet?
Nana Tina, huge congrats on your little bundles of joy, it gives Mick plenty to fight for as he battles to recover.....Ashton, what a lovely name:-)
Yvonne, I'm going to try my best to be nice to you for a change because you've clearly had a rough time of it lately but don't get too used to it because my generosity can only last so long before the ugly truth resurfaces:-) lovely to have my sparring partner back on the blog though, everybody needs a human punchbag at times and you're mine my dear:-) know you can take it, skin like a rhinoceros that's you that is:-)....,You are being careful to warn me that you have no plans to do anything special like a bit of housework prior to my visit so it's a good job that I'm chronically short sighted with a poor sense of smell otherwise I'd be in trouble! I think that I can forgive your domestic failings if you promise to make me some cheesecake and fudge in honour of my arrival:-)
Huge cuddles to Beth, Rebecca, Jan, Maria, Theresa, Lorraine, Linda, P, Pam, Wheely bad, Frances and all my blog buddiesxxxx

Crafty hugs,


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & friends
Gorgeous card for Wednesday givaway card. I hope you are ok Sue after your marathon 5 was very enjoyable.
Love Lynda Brock xxx

TRACY sending your ((((((Hug's))))) my friend so sorry your Dads is so ill. now.hope you get the help you need with looking after him . Please look after yourself too love Lynda xx

Hug's for Mike & Andrew x

Wheelybad love & Hug's & Cuddle for Billy xxx

Pat im so sorry that Sarah had her operation canceled again. It's not fair give her Big Hug's from me. I really hope the surgeon gets his act together soon xxxxx

ursula said...

A superb card Sue, I love that Belgium background die......colour combination is really so beautiful.....luv Ursula xx

Angela Wade said...

Good evening, Sue, I haven't seen all the Christmas Collection blog posts yet, as I was busy preparing for
my first trip away since November !
I needed to renew my passport in February , but hadn't done so until the end of May after losing Sooty.
I wouldn't leave her while she was still with me, because we nearly lost her the end of December when she was so ill.

I really like what I've seen of the Christmas collection so far and love today's card.
It would be lovely to win the card, especially as today's my birthday !!

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all, especially those of you who are ill or dealing with sadness.

Angela, currently in sunny Dubai Xx

DeCor said...

Really love this card today. The background is gorgeous

DeCor said...

Really love this card today. The background is gorgeous

DeCor said...

Really love this card today. The background is gorgeous

Eunice said...

A very pretty card Sue. Love the color contrast that you have used.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well I have to say Sue that I really enjoyed your five days of gorgeous new Christmas dies !!! I do have quite a few favourite dies from this launch and I have no idea what to but first, apart from the Christmas Roses dies which arrived today. They are beautiful !!! I have about four Birthday cards to make first though before I can start on Christmas cards !!!
I think today's sky blue and milk Belgium card is really beautiful Sue !!! The Belgium background die is beautiful and I love the cute little poppies dies. I have these dies and I really love them and use them lots. I often tend to go for flower dies as my first purchases when you bring out your new die releases. Flowers are my favourite dies and in my opinion you can never have too many flowers !!! Thank you for sharing today's gorgeous card with us, and it is a Wednesday card giveaway too. You are so kind and generous Sue. I am really looking forward to seeing you on Hochana tomorrow. I just can't wait !!!
Take care Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love and hugs to everyone from Tres x x x

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Don't know why but I expected to see another Christmas card today.
This is lovely and would look so perfect in my house. I think blue on a card is my favourite and I find myself using many different hues on many of my cards.
The Belgian collection is such a wonderful selection and the background makes for a completely amazing result. Thank you Sue for another knockout x
I have come to the conclusion that my brain cell is really struggling to get into first gear. It was only today when I came on to the blog that I realised that you are gracing our screens tomorrow for 2 hours. How could I miss that? What a doughnut!! Such exciting news which softens the blow of the latest launch being over. I will be glued to the screen tomorrow and then we will have you for another 2 hours on Friday and Saturday. How lucky are we?
Tracy - I am so sorry that things are not brighter for you my love. Staying strong for someone else is sometimes the biggest struggle of all. Life seems so unfair at times and the many questions just don't seem to have any logical answers. Sending you love, hugs and smiles hun x
Theresa - so good to be back - thanks for missing me x
Pat L - so sorry that things are not diffeent for Sarah. Life throws such unfair situations at us and we are powerless to change things. Big hugs for you and yours x
Elaine - how is Andrew? I hope you have him back home. Lots of love x
Nana Tina - oh how lovely - new babies are such a gift. Hugs all round especially for you and Mick x
Laine - what can I say? You being nice to me - that will take some getting used to and I bet you will find it a challenge! May manage a cheesecake or 2 during your visit. I am sure I can find some other culinary treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Your pleasure will distract you from any cleanliness issues and matters of neglect regarding dust and cobwebs x
Well need to go and get some shut eye so that I am bright eyed and bushy tailed for tomorrow's 2 hour feature - yippee x
Love to everyone especially my special blog buddies x
Night sleep tight
Crafty hugs

Anne Prescott said...

Another lovely card Sue, like the blue and white combo. Anne x

Marie Brookes said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx all of your launch cards have been stunning such a fabulous selection of festive dies xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card.
Di B,x

Linda Walton said...

Hi Sue,
This card is very elegant and classy.

Karene M from Australia said...

Such a pretty card Sue, love that colour combination!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love the colours, the same as I had picked out for the craft/ storage/ guest room. I love the Belgian dies & on the list. The poppies and ribbon are so pretty & I love the sentiment stamped on the die in the centre (is it Bruges? It was a long time reading comments). I'm so looking forward to Friday & Saturday... or is Saturday a repeat of Friday? Anyway, Mr has been instructed that Friday evening is Sue time. He'll have to wait til after to have his daily moan about work, he said he was fine with that as he finds watching you quite relaxing, maybe I'll make a papercrafter of him yet (he may not get a choice... see later in my post). Well done & Congratulations on a great launch. Hugs, T x

Pat, I'm so gutted they felt Sarah's op was too dangerous. I was typing as you posted so didn't see your post last night til after mine had loaded, I felt so sad & I feel for her so much. Techniques change & I hope beyond hope that something or someone comes through for her, there are hospitals all over the UK & I have my fingers crossed that one of them will release news soon of a safe procedure for tricky cases like Sarahs. She's so brave & I send her the biggest hugs ever. Sending hugs for you & her mum & dad too x

Tracy, I'm so sorry love. I hope your dad's pain can be controlled. Being his carer is the greatest gift you could ever give him. My Dad did it for my Nanna & with the carers help you will manage brilliantly I'm sure of it. I hope that whatever time there is together, be it a long or short time, that it is extra special. Sending big hugs to you both x

Theresa W, Laine & Lynda- hugs back at all 3 of you... not a bad day at all today :-) Lynda, Billy sends big dog furry hugs xxx

My brother & his fiancée are getting married in 16 months. I said I'd make wedding jewellery as my gift, there's plenty of time & a small wedding party. They'd like me to design & make stationary too (they're desperately saving for a house & I offered, I did warn it'd be cheaper to buy me the card to do it than pay for them, they saw I was right!) plus I'll help my mum do decorations. There's lots of time so if I start just a few minutes a day & build up it'll be a push that'll help me as much as helping them. They're happy to help in production line, Mr may need to help too. Good thing he's watching Sue on Friday! Caught a migraine in its tracks twice this evening, meds in before it got bad, glad I seem to be able spot them coming better now. Messed with my vision hence late post, usual age & a half to write post so going straight to bed to dream of dies I'll "need" to complete my task. Any excuse! Sorry for long post but had to share this with you all, you're all crafter's so you know it's a big honour to be asked to craft for a wedding.

Extra big hugs to my special friends, and a big hug to everyone no matter where you are reading this from. Got extra hugs for anyone that needs them. Take care of yourselves & see you very soon,

T xxx

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card in lovely gentle colours.
Take care everyone.

Janice Brummett said...

Very pretty card, so calming. Love how you cut the die to "reshape" it to fit this card. I have a special place for it should I be the lucky lady to receive it.

rosiejt said...

Lovely colours. The Belgian Background is on my wish list!

SHARICA said...

Lovely card xx

June Horrocks said...

What beautiful dies sue love them the card is beautiful.
Thank you for the Christmas dies all the hard work you put into them you must be so proud.
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
I do like the Belgian background die. Your aperture cards are lovely.

Love and hugs

Gael G said...

Beautiful card, love the colors.

Susan Mitchell said...

Too late for the draw, but another beautiful card.

Susan, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

freedom99 said...

Hi sue

Beautiful card as always love the colours I really much get some more foundation card I need more colours in bulk packets

All the best Pauline (freedom99)

julie laz said...

Hi sue, fab card, well not been well so I'm catching up on your die's,
And watching you on TV and it's lovely, loving the die's and loving the show,
That's my money gone lol crafty hugs Julie laz xxx