Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  It is definitely a girlie card for today's giveaway, but I know that some of you like this sort of style (and I had an extra from the last demos that I did on Hochanda!)LOL  I selected a raspberry sort of card from my stash and used the outside die from the Maggie set to cut an aperture in the centre.  Next I cut two Wellington dies out of white and cut them diagonally and attached them to each of the corners.  I cut four of the Aquila Gemini dies in white and backed them in white so they were solid and added mounting foam to the backs of each of them.  I added them around the aperture, slightly overlapping each of the edges.  I cut the Maggie die out of the piece from the centre and recessed it down into the aperture after I added the entire piece to a white mat (which shows through the Maggie cut out).  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the circular die from the Maggie set and added a bit of Picked Raspberry Distress ink around the edge before adding it the the centre of the card.  I finished with my usual mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one!  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post as usual.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card love the Raspberry.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Stunning design, love it.
Elaine, your Andrew sounds like a very courageous man, glad he is doing well.
Tina, Mick is doing so well, I hope you can get him home soon, it will do you both good and accept the help on offer, it will help you too.
Tracey, you and Dad are a strong brave combo, good to hear he is up and about.
Hugs to all, welcome back Sam after your holiday

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

What a surprise after all the blues. I love the card and the colourway. Fabulous.
D x

Jan on the Fosse said...

THANK YOU SUE for giving us this beautiful card today.
Jan xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a beautiful girlie card this morning. The rasberry colour is gorgeous. Love the way you have used the dies.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card for the giveaway, very feminine and lacy. Love the colour. Bx

auscrafts said...

Lovely designed card,pretty colours

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies Iam going to try this one thank you tracyw x

Sunset Bay said...

A pretty feminine card this lovely sunny morning. Absolutely beautiful xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & yes very girlie. I love the raspberry colour way. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card Sue, like the Lacey look. JJxx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful girlie card - pretty in raspberry pink.
The Wellington die is so versatile as also the Maggie. Lacy and frilly with no flowers and bows - Brill !!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the clor and the gorgeous dies!

hazel young said...

lovely card x xhazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! This is definitely a girlie card and just up my street. I love the colour and the beautiful dies you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Teresa c said...

Very pretty card love the colour xx

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

Wow! This is such a pretty and feminine card - I love the combination of dies and the colour is beautiful :)

Laura K x

carol quinn said...

Wow beautiful

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love everything about it. Don't have the dies to this but it's sparked an idea using ones I do have, just wish I could stay at home and try!
Elaine - pleased to hear that Andrew is feeling better and that his sense of humour is undimmed. NannaTina - happy belated birthday wishes to your daughter, pleased that things are getting sorted for Mick to come home. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Morning Sue, love the card today,

thank you, lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue. It's strong, vibrant and feminine. Thank you. Xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Wow! What an impact. It is lovely - love it!
Anne M xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I like the dies you have used xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colour combination .
Anne xo

Narrowboat girl said...

Stunning card Sue. Such a clever way to combine your dies & I love the colour

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a Wow card today, love the raspberry colour you have used and the wonderful dies, amazing.

Elaine, your Andrew is one very special man, hope he is dong well.
NannaTina, sounds like Mick is doing so well that you might get him home soon, fingers crossed.
Tracey, hope Dad is comfortable and improving every day.

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

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today, the colour is gorgeous.
I'm back to quilt making again, so card making is on the back burner.
Have a great day

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful - love this card. Gorgeous colour and the Maggie and Wellington are two fabulous dies.
Muriel x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oh what a smashing card this morning. I'm beginning to like the look of the Wellington die more and more when I see it. I guess I'll have to buy it at some point. So much versatility.

Nana Tina. Glad muck is continuing to improve

Yvonne g. Thank u so much for ur kind words. I've been missing ur banter on the blog ur so funny it cheers me up no end lol

Everyone. Thank u for ur well wishes for my dad ur a fantastic bunch and it's keeping me going.

Dad had a bad day yesterday. He was in a lot of pain weird bit in his groin. Painkillers weren't working but he insisted he wasn't going back to the hospital. I didn't know what to do and it's so distressing. I got upset and he gave me cuddles telling me it would all be ok but it's not really and then I'm thinking Erm it should be me doing this to u. He's not good with his feeling u see and keeps everything to himself. I on the other hand as u can tell tell everyone as that's my way of trying to cope!!
It settled after a warm bath thankfully but he's got to use his own bath as my one doesn't have handled to help get out.
Anyways a busy day today.
Have nurse at 8 for bloods. Dietician at 10.45 at house call then the hospice nurse at 1 with probably a few visitors in between.
Hopefully a better day than yesterday lol
I know there's people out there that's worse than us and I try to keep sight of that.

Thanks for listening love to all xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very pretty card, the die combination giving it a beautiful, frilly look and the colour is gorgeous.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a pretty card and I love the raspberry colour.

DeCor said...

It's a great girly card! Love the way you inset the Maggie die and used the white on white to make it pop. Have a wonderful day. Another beautiful day here.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
So frilly, so beautiful, soo girly, and it's another sentiment that is returned to you for allowing one of us to accept this gift that was lovingly made by you.
Sending my usual hugs for a lovely day xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Love the combination of dies and the colours you've used.

Alison Thorne said...

What a beautiful card - design and colour. Love it. Thanks Sue x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and really love that raspberry colour.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, Wow I love this card it is so girly and lacy with the dies you have used and the raspberry colour is really nice
KathyB x

Debra K. said...

A beautifully feminine card today! Love the raspberry card and the design is lovely. Debra x

Pat Smith said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card and the colours are really lovely. I would love to win this one.

Take care
Pat x

Pat Smith said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card and the colours are really lovely. I would love to win this one.

Take care
Pat x

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, love the raspberry and the way the eye is drawn to the centre. Lucky person who wins this one!
Continued get well wishes for Mick and Andrew - Tracy keep strong girl, such a hard time but busy is probably good, just make sure you don't wear yourself out. He knows how much you care and that's what he needs. Really feel for you.
Hugs all round and hi to Sam.

'P' in Wales

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination.


Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card for the giveaway, I wish I had the funds to buy more dies and the time to play with the ones I have so I could try out all the different styles of cards to show us daily
I have the occupational therapist calling this morning to check out the house, sister on ward was asking about the carers we will need so things are moving but Mick says not quick enough he wants it yesterday, I was greeted with the biggest smile and hug when I got to the hospital which made my day he ate and drank well so hoping once dietician comes round she will OK him for the NG tube to be removed, Tracy I know everything your going through watching a loved one in so much pain is heartbreaking, Mick still has some bad times but the good are winning through and I would pop out have a good cry splash my face put a big smile on and go back
Jessica has a lovely day and came to see her dad thank you for her birthday wishes and thank you to everyone for the good wishes for Mick
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to you all
Love Tina xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

oh my!!! Pretty, pretty, pretty. Love the colour combo and the very lacey look of this card

I'm sure we would all love to win this beauty!

June x

rosiejt said...

That is just so pretty - lovely colours.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, yes you're right ,I love this style of card, it's a real wow.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the colours and the way that you put everything together, so elegant.
Thanks for sharing,

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, I love the raspberry card such a pretty colour.

sharon casey said...

Wow what a Beautiful card Sue I love the colours definately on my order list now (which is getting longer by the minute lol) xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue
What a lovely card for the Wednesday Giveaway!
It is so pretty and it is good to see the Raspberry card in the background it is such a gorgeous colour.
Lesley S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, I love raspberry, and am loving the Wellington and Maggie dies. Yes this is definitely my style.
B xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, and the raspberry colour is gorgeous. Such a clever use of the dies, love the placement of the Geminis.
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and great way to use the Gemini dies. Thanks for all you do and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

Barbara (C) said...

Love the use of the dies which work so well together. Great colour too!

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, lovely colours and dies. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a simply beautiful girlie card, I just love it. The raspberry card makes it pop.

Love Rosemarie x X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, gorgeous die-cut layers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anne said...

Great card, Sue. Love the colour.

Anne (Northampton)

Scottydog said...

A beautiful card & much as I like blue this one is a lovely change! The white is a lovely contrast to the raspberry colour & really makes it stand out. Thank you Sue. What a lovely card for someone to win.

So sorry to hear of your problems Tracy, not what you needed after your health problems. Chin up! You coped so well with your own problems but I know it is hard watching someone you love suffer, same with Tina watching her husband suffer, but it sounds as if Mick has turned a corner.. Thinking of both you ladies, you are both coping so well! Take care.

karenlotty said...

Morning Sue Lovely card and that colour is "sharp!" without being harsh and not too delicate - did that make any sense

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a dull Wednesday morning, no doubt we will be experiencing some more rain later on today. Wow what a stunning card today I adore the colour choice and the whole layout is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

SueJ said...

WOW what a stunner, really impressive.
Really like the raspberry card and the dies used.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Love the corners on this one,clever use of the die,fantastic colour love it,
Best wishes
Karen M

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. You're right, this is a really girlie card. All pink and frilly. Love the raspberry coloured card.


June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue the dies the colours and the stamp wow !!!!!
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card for the give away. Love the colour and the Wellington and Maggie dies I have. May spend a few minutes crafting later after a little gardening, really must get some plants in the ground!!!
Heather R Oxfordshire

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH what a card I adore this one looks so lacy and real girlie
thanks for sharing with us all
Hugs Sarah xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you certainly tick all the right boxes with me when it comes to girlie and lacy! A real feminine card in a colour I wouldn't think of using but it really is gorgeous. Thank you for bringing such amazing cards our way. Best wishes

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue, this is so pretty this card and i so love when you make a Sue Wilson because no one else can compete with you. I have never bought the raspberry card as i always thought it too deep a colour but the white on the top dilutes it down to an easier on my eye liking. The Maggie die in the middle makes such a statement piece recessed down into it like that. OOoo just a perfect card Sue thank you, sorry this is a quick one today as my little baby cherub has arrived needing everything as Mummy has picked up Uncle Rory and away to college with him and University for her so i will say hugs to all that need or could do or just want some,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

nattyboots said...

Oh Wow Sue what a beautiful card and color, so nice for someone who wins it, Good Luck Everyone! .

I would just like to thank all who send messages ,prayers and hope on Sues blog , it is such a comfort knowing that people you have never met and only have a name for are rooting for you the blog oozes friendship .

Andrew walked to the Hospital door and back yesterday aided by the nurses { about 20yds } so a good start , they are talking about taking a couple of tubes out today and adding an intravenous tube , being as it is just 1 week today since Andrews operation i think he is doing really well.
My 16 yr old Granddaughter did the Run For Life last night in just under an hour ,she had her name down to do it anyway , but since finding out about Andrew she decided to have Uncle Andy wrote on her back. So proud of you Natasha.

Thank you all again
Lots of hugs to all
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue the raspberry and white look so fresh together, liking the lacy look. Love from Jackie xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a bold, gorgeous colour scheme today, love the Wellington, Aquila and Maggie dies together, they really make each other pop!...


hettygarlick said...

Love this one. It's beautiful!

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card today so pretty lacey & feminine would love to win it

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card today so pretty lacey & feminine would love to win it

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely feminine card Sue.
Rosemary xx

Sandi S said...

Hi Sue

Love your card. It's stunning. I'm a great fan of yours and have just joined this site. Hope I am lucky to win this card. Love SandiS

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and lovely colours . Love Jean Z xxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the colour you have used. SueL x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow! Sooo beautiful
Doreen R

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love the wellington die and such gorgeous colours

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Lots of delicate, intricate lacy detail. I love it.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow such a pretty card sue x love the raspberry card its beautiful with the white and not a colour I would normally go for x think I shall have a rummage through my stash and see if I have anything similar x how you have used the dies is once again ingenious sue so thankyou for your inspiration x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes x
Theresa w xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card so pretty and a lovely raspberry colour stunning.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s a very elegant and delicate card. I love the colours and I have to say it´s definitely not a girlie card.
Rolf xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue - a really girly card today and love the raspberry colour! Love it!
Janette x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card. I love the raspberry colour. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Truly an amazing card I love the raspberry colour. Elaine so glad to hear Andrew is improving well done to your granddaughter. Tracy so glad the hospice nurse is coming today they really are a godsend I can remember my dad having a really bad time one new years eve and couldn't get hold of any doctors for advise we called the hospice that was caring for dad they were at the house in under an hour.

Nana on the Hill said...

Great Card Sue, love the colour Raspberry, and depth you've created. Xx

Paula said...

This is such a lovely card Sue, I think I should try and find the raspberry card, it's a lovely effect it has on this card! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

CraftyJo said...

Nice! I like the raspberry colours too.

pippajb said...

A very pretty card today.
Luna-Blue Warminster

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another really pretty card today and I can think of lots of people who would love this one! I rather partial to it myself! Lol.
Tracy - it's hard being where you are with your Dad - I can really sympathise and empathise with you - I found it hard and I was in good health at the time! Sending hugs to you and your Dad! Hang in there !
Nanna Tina - so pleased getting home is maybe just around the corner for your husband! He has something to aim for now! Take care!
Elaine H - well done to Andrew - he is a real fighter with a great sense of humour! A winning combination! Well done Natasha! Great time - and great support .
Sorry if I've missed anyone out - often we miss things ! Love to all in pain and those who are Carers!
Thanks Sue - this is a caring blog!
Love Myra x

Sparrow said...

Lovely card - the swirly patterns in each die go well together.

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Love the raspberry and white feminine. Gorgeous card for a very lucky person to win.
Elaine H, so pleased your son is improving and well done to Natasha.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

A really beautiful feminine card today, and doesn't the raspberry and white look to lovely together.

Hope you're having a good day, love and hugs, Brenda XXX

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card .It truly brightened up my day. You used my favourite die ( Maggie) die I managed to get a strong signal today on my tablet . Gloria ( sidcup) xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card and the more I see of the wellington die the more I want, no NEED it. Lucky person who wins this beauty!
Tracy sorry to hear your dad was in pain, hopefully the hospice nurse will be off some help to you both. Daily hugs to you both
Nanna Tina hoping Mick will be home soon, nearly five months is a long time to be stuck in hospital and you must be exhausted too. xx
Elaine, Andrew seems to be making good progress and well done to Natasha xx

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Suebak said...

Stunning and love the card colour.

Susan x

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card the Maggie and Gemini die go together so well in this card.This is one of the reasons I love your dies they all are so interchangeable. Thank-you

Gillyflower said...

Ah Sue - this is a truly stunning card! Please, please can I give it a loving home? It's just SO pretty - my kind of card for sure! Hugs, Gilly x

nzillingworth said...


Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunningly beautiful. Your techniques of cutting up your die pieces, manipulating sections of your die pieces, and creating depths is amazing and inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing.

Martha Barnes said...

Have to agree! a Girly card, and lovely!

Karen Derbyshire said...

Beautiful card for today Sue, love the colour.

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
A very gorgeous card, love the colour and dies used !

Elaine- well done to your granddaughter ! and well
done to Andrew for walking again even if it was a short
one it is a beginning x
Tracy- get as much help for your dad as you can, it
will make thing easier hopefully. So hard to see your
dad like this, just remember we are here for you anytime x
Yvonne- good to see you back. Boy's,what can you do.
sending you some hugs. Going away anything this summer ? x
Lynda- missing you, hope you are ok my friend ? x
Lorraine F- hope you get some help for your feet, have
a nice time with your mum x
Lorraine- sending you some hugs, need any extra after
skyped with Y ? ;-) Hope you had a good conversation x
June- glad you are better,hug x
NannaTina- glad it goes better for Mick and he comes
home soon, hugs to you both x
Val- thinking of you x
Norah- Have a wonderful day with baby Harry,x
Hugs to all wilsonette's and to my friends, miss you
hugs Maria x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A really beautiful card today. The colours are gorgeous. I love how the dies all work together.

After watching a pair of fantastic blue tit parents working really hard for weeks now feeding their young in the nest box in our garden, we were rewarded yesterday by being able to watch them all (bar one which unfortunately died) fledge. It was wonderful. They were so tiny and beautiful. We were very protective of them, I have missed seeing them today, and hope they are all safe. At least they had a lovely warm, dry day yesterday.

Love Helen xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Sue MacFall said...

I haven't got these dies but I am weakening after seeing this lovely card.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Sue

gr karin van eijk

barbara macaskill said...

Shhhhhhh. Are you listening quietly? Can you hear this card SCREAMING "BARB! BARB! BARB!"? I can! She really wants to come and live with me! She is absolutely gorgeous and I would LOVE to have her headed my way! Thanks for the chance to!

Jean said...

So very pretty! I love this color!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,'s Wednesday already, where has the week gone? Beautiful card, as always, Sue. I love the raspberry coloured card you used for the background.

I think I'm having a break today as it's another scorcher. I've spent the past two days defrosting, I don't have dozens, just two. I did it in two sessions as I had to put all the stuff from one into the other while I defrosted the first one. By the time I'd finished that yesterday I was beat. Not only did I have to try and stop water from getting on the bare concrete floor (new flooring going down next week lol) but I had to try and stop the dog from running off with all the chunks of ice :). That was just from the upright!! This morning I tackled the little chest freezer and I have to say it went a LOT faster than yesterday and it's cleared of all the icebergs that were growing on the sides and all the food is now back where it belongs thank goodness.
I really need to tackle the craft room but perhaps that's a job for tomorrow. at least it's on the east side of the house, so it will be cooler in there :)
Happy Wednesday everyone.
Bejay xx

Eileen Boomgaarden said...

Love the fresh raspberry color with white! so fun for spring and summer!

Lorraine Freeman said...

What a gorgeous giveaway card, whoever wins will be very lucky.
Great to hear Andrew and Mick are doing so well :)
Glad your Dad's pain eased in the end Tracy, xxx.
Feet are still very sore, nothing eases them although they are better up than stood on of course. Trying to ignore all the housework that needs doing.
I haven't crafted since last week so would like to do that.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

very pretty card and colour.
Yvonne N.

gingernuts said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card. Love the raspberry card and of course your favourite
maggie die. Lovely giveaway and would be proud to own. Mavis L

DeeDee7770 said...

WOW absolutely stunning! I love the contrasting colour. The white really pops with the beautiful raspberry and emphasizes the detail of the dies. Have a great day Sue.

gingernuts said...

Hi Sue. what a beautiful card Love the raspberry colour and the maggie die.
love to win. Mavis L x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Very pretty and lacy girlie Card. Lovely colour and great use of die cuts. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

terrie said...

wow, what a beautiful card.....that color sure stands out....
well done Sue

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. The raspberry card alone can be overwhelming but, as others have said, when toned down with the white, it can make gorgeous cards like this one. Thanks as always for the ideas!


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Its not just a girlie card but a beautiful girlie card - just gorgeous.

Jane Franklin said...

What a lovely card, girlie why not, we deserve it! Luv jxxx

Pauline Mycock said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card I love the colour

Lynn Charman said...

What a beautiful card, will certainly lift the spirits of whoever wins it x

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A gorgeous card just love the colour

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour too.

Victoria said...

GEORGEOUS Sue! For once I have ALL the dies to make this card...Woo Hoo...I love your dies,(who doesn't) Whoever wins this card will be is one of my favs, but I say that about all your cards!

Victoria said...

I got so excited I meant to spell GORGEOUS,not GEORGEOUS~geez...I got to quit getting so sorry for the typo...

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card for today's giveaway. Raspberries and ice-cream always go down well in this house so this card would fit in perfectly :-)

Glad to hear all our poorly ones are feeling a bit better.


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card today, I love it.
Tracy, it will help you to tell us your troubles, and you have had your share.
Nanna Tina, so pleased that Mick is improving.
Elaine, well done Andrew and your Granddaughter running for him.
Love to all others who are ill and their carers.
Maureen xxx

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
You are right. This is a girly card and I love it!!!
I love how you teach us to cut up the dies.
I have a hard time seeing that myself.
I love the Wellington die. There is so much you can do with it.
Thank you Sue for all the ideas you share with us.
You have changed my way of making cards.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, I think if I had made it I don't think I would want to give it away.I have to admit I do get quite attached to some of my cards, and think I am not sending this card to this person because I know they will not appreciate it ( I know its daft)

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Love this. In this colour yes girly but sure if you did a different combo it could be more masculine. Love the effect of using the Wellington as corners, ooh you're so ingenious. I really struggle to think outside the box so rely on you to do that - hope you don't mind. Now thinking of all the 'square' dies in my arsenal to see if they can be used cleverly to make corners. Thanks for so many fab ideas - what would we do without you x
Still playing catch up with the washing. Thank goodness the sun has been out to play. That said thunder and lightening yesterday forced a scramble to rescue a huge load of already dry washing. Mission accomplished but had to do the same again this afternoon.
I am a bit of a sucker for a good thunder storm so was a little disappointed that although there was plenty of rain the thunder and lightening was teasing me with gentle rumblings x
LORRAINE - such a good feeling when you know that your crafty hard work is appreciated. My sis in law was over the moon when I gave her a box of cards - even had the cheek to send me one of my own card's on my birthday!! Her excuse was that she really didn't like any of the cards in the shop x
PAT - lovely to be back x
THERESA W - thanks for missing me - makes me feel loved x
ANN - Sue has a knack of making things look easy - practice will make perfect with the spray glue I think x
TRESSA - tweezers - brilliant tip x
TRACY - bless you - if I can bring a smile to your face I'm glad. Busy day today for you - hope everything went as well as it could. You are going to have many ups and downs, that's inevitable but do not feel guilty for getting upset. I always find that allowing myself a few minutes to wallow and feel sorry for myself once in a while is better than beating myself up about blubbing. So blub away girl and scream if you need to. Hugs x
NANNA TINA - as I said feeling sorry for yourself and a good cry is allowed. In fact I would say compulsory in order to stay sane. Hugs x
ELAINE - it sounds like things are moving in the right direction. Well done Natasha. Hugs for you and Andrew x
MARIA - I am a little concerned at your comment which implies that Laine would need comforting after our first Skype session!!! What do you mean???!!! I think your worries should be aimed in my direction. The cheek of it. The boys - stubborn ********
- insert whichever word you feel is the most appropriate - I can think of so many. Sending hugs x
LAINE - you dirty stop out. Can't spare a little time to chat with your bff cos you're out every afternoon this week. Once we got the hang of our new experience and first Skype session (which I know took us forever to stop screwing it up), I really enjoyed it. I was a bit knackered after we both gave each other a grand tour of our houses. Promise next time I take you into my bedroom it will be tidy!!! Hope you've had a lovely day accompanied with sunshine. Speak/Skype/giggle with you soon x
Got the girlies coming round this evening - they will have to make their own and my tea. Going to leave the dishes in the hope that whilst making the tea someone will take pity on me and clear my sink - I' m not proud x
Take care everyone. Happy thoughts x
Crafty hugs

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful and striking card, I love how versatile your dies are and your vision X x x

Diane Green said...

Hi sue
Oh what a gorgeous card, I really love the raspberry colour, I know it's from your stash but it would be lovely to have it in foundation card. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us.
Love Diane G xxx
Tracey sending you and dad a big hug, I hope all the appointments went well today. Yesterday was probably a build up of both your emotions, he's seen his little girl going through treatment and now your seeing him suffering too. We are here for you xxx
Elaine what a fantastic granddaughter you have, well done that girl and keep smiling Andrew xx
Nana Tina the wheels are in motion he will be home soon xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful girly card!......this one is right up my street!! Love it

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card it's gorgeous. The raspberry card looks very nice. Will have to get some.

Meg Owen said...

Wow Sue, what a super card. I love the Raspberry colour card. I think I'm going to end up buying the Gemini dies after all.

Tina and Mick and Tracy and Dad, you sound as though you'll be needing some quiet time after all the comings and goings today. Tracy you have a good old weep if you feel like it and grab plenty of hugs with your Dad.

Love and hugs to all

Dawn Holben said...

Oh Sue i absolutely love this card and i wish that gorgeous raspberry colour was available in the foundation card range as i love it.
And you have used my the maggie die which is one of my favourites.
I really like the layout and the frame you have made and i must get that die too.
I can't praise this card enough it is definately one of my favourites.

Virginia Davey said...

What a fantastic card love the colour and the way you have used the dies. A very nice card.

Susan White said...

Love the colour and such a fab card for some lucky person! x

Hazel said...

Brilliant card,
Tracy, your dad is happy as you are there for him.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Have I ever told you just how wonderful you are Sue? Hmm, maybe once or twice but that clearly isn't nearly enough. I hope that you feel suitably loved and appreciated on a daily basis because you are the source of such pleasure for so many of your loyal and devoted faithful followers....and I count myself as your foremost fan regardless of what that bother breeder Yvonne may claim:-)
You are such a sweetheart, toiling away for our benefit and producing a wonderful example of your genius every week for one of us to adopt. Yes Sue, you are a is your card today, but how could it not be when you have used some of your best dies to date. The Maggie is a favourite of mine and any focal point including it has to be admired. I too love the raspberry's evocative of the Yankee Candle scent Red Raspberry that I am currently burning along with Summer Scoop, would be great if we could get it in the Foundations range. Using the Wellington die to create a backdrop was ingenious and produced stunning results, as did the Aquila die as a frame for the recess, spectacular! When you are considering the winner of this work of art please bear in mind the fact that I am your most loyal and devoted disciple.........and I have a big gaping hole on my craftroom wall that is begging for something remarkable to be displayed there:-)
Wot no rain? We are still experiencing blazing sunshine and high temperatures in Stirling and I am loving every minute of it while it lasts:-) didn't get to sunbathe though, unfortunately, I had to attend an appointment to get my nails manicured instead....opted to go for winter white with a liberal dusting of sparkle, wise choice as it matches my pure, unblemished character!
Maria, I managed to survive my Skype chat with Yvonne but only just:-) I'm beginning to question her commitment to the relationship because whereas I made an effort to Hoover and dust prior to our chat and house tour, she had left a mountain of washing lying around.....admittedly clean given her obvious fetish.....and couldn't even show me her bedroom because of the state it was in!!??! Perhaps I should reassess her suitability as a hostess when I visit in September.......
Nana Tina, wonderful news about Mick, I hope you get the go ahead soon and the OT can organise all of the gadgets to make your lives easier. Having a blub every now and again is allowed, it's not healthy to bottle up your feelings when you are under strain, thankfully you seem to be turning a corner:-)
Lorraine, get those feet up and give them a chance to rest!xxxx
Tracy, having recently gone through a similar situation with my own Dad I have a fair sense of what you must be going through honey. Take each day as it comes and try to enjoy what time you have with your Dad, it's precious and will be cherished in the future but remember, we are here for you to blow off steam to when things get difficult, we are a family, a community and we carexxxx
Elaine, I think Andrews sense of humour will stand him in good stead through his recovery process. Congrats to Natasha!
Yvonne, step away from the washing machine! Just how many loads have you done since it arrived on Saturday? I'd suggest counselling for your addiction but I fear that your various other 'problems' and obvious psychosis may interfere in the therapeutic process:-)
I'm not being funny but perhaps it would be a good idea if you employed some industrial cleaners to prepare your house for my visit.....I'm just saying.....and if you think that I will be your unpaid skivvy then think again lady, I want to be treated like a respected guest and as such waited upon hand and foot so don't think you can leave a sink full of dirty dishes for my arrival!:-)
Huge hugs to Beth, pat, P, Frances, Pam, Rebecca, Theresa, Linda, Lynda, Jan and Wheely bad, plus anyone in need of a squeezexxxx


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours. Someone is going to be extremely lucky to win this work of art.

Laura O' Connor said...

love love love the colour ,stunning card ,Laura O

iReneM said...

Just beautiful :)

Love all the dies and the pretty colour.

Hugs to all who need one


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the dies and the colour.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue&everyone
Gorgeous card love the dies used & the colours so pretty.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fab card and I only just made it in time before the end if the day. Colours are great

Anne Prescott said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the raspberry colour. Anne x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !!! This is absolutely gorgeous Sue !!! It is really pretty. I love the way that the dies all mix and match so perfectly together. Your colour combo is really lovely to. I had to read your instructions a few times but I think I have figured out how you made it now !!! ( my brain is rubish !!! ) Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card Sue. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, stunning card today, love the color combo and dies used.

Lori from Canada

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, just stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Eunice said...

What a wonderful card Sue!! Love the look of the combination of the Maggie and the Wellington dies. My wish list is almost as tall as I am! The raspberry color is amazing. Thanks for all you do in creating and demoing the wonderful cards.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love the aperture you have created!! The corner die cuts are very beautiful!! I would love to win this card!!
Moxie Craftie

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. Like how you used the dies.
Yvonne N.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love that Rasberry colour with white it is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this card.

Janice Brummett said...

Love this card, so lacy-just beautiful! Love how these two dies work together. Wish list is sooooooooooo long! Raspberry and cream is a go-to color for me when I need a pick me up.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful colour, beautiful card.
Take care everyone.

Val.S said...

Sue,this is such an attractive card,lovely colours! Hugs,Val.S

Jean Bullock said...

So beautiful! I pinned

Vie Carter said...

What a great card, design, size and colour just right, lovely


Lyn H said...

Love the colours Sue!Really must give the layerd look a go!!

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful colours Sue. It's a very girlie card, I love it.

Annie P

Elizabeth Harborne said...

Definitely Girly
Definitely Gorgeous
Definitely added to my wish list

Definitely hoping my name is the o chosen this week.

If not, Congratulations to the lucky winner.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I love everything about this wonderful card
I love the dies
I love the colours
I love the design
Thank you for sharing it with us Sue
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Ok. I confess. I love everything you do. Yes, I am biased. Deal with it. As Sue Wilson lovers know, her work is above all the rest. I just wish I could mimic it. I try. Maybe I will win this one to actually see the real thing. That would be nice. Myra from Florida, again.

Susan Mitchell said...

Another lovely gorgeous card Sue. I love the colour.

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julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

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