Sunday, 5 June 2016

You're Special To Me

Good Sunday morning all!  A serene, pastel offering for today!  I cut the Pierced Roses Mini Background in blush card.  I added a sticky adhesive sheet to the back of it.  Using a pastel green card from my stash, I cut the background again.  I trimmed it right to the edge of the die then removed all the fall away pieces except the leaves.  Next I laid it down onto the other one and gently pushed the leaves out of the die into the same spot on the original thereby paper piecing them into place.  A bit of straightening needs to be done, but generally it isn't too much.  I sprinkled Iced Snow into the remaining sticky adhesive areas and added a piece of white card behind the piece that was several inches longer.  I tied some white ribbon around the card just below the background and added a bow and crystal sparkler.  I cut the New Zealand tag out of blush card and backed it in white, cutting the centre out.  I stamped my sentiment and added the tag over it.  I attached it below the Rose background and completed my card with my usual mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.

The winners of this week's Weekly Comment Game are:

Heather Treble!!!
Lydia Jordan!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.

Thank you for all the lovely Birthday wishes yesterday!  I had a great day, relaxed and spent time with family.  I opted to delay my birthday dinner out until during the week as I am not much for the crowds on weekends!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Tracey, hope your dad is more recovered today and can take a little liquid.
NannaTina, you and Mick have been through so much, hope this feeding tube helps.
Elaine, how is Andrew doing. Big hugs for you all and our missing friends too.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous love it, Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I am so glad you had a lovely Birthday.
The card is so pretty Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I am so glad you had a lovely Birthday.
The card is so pretty Thank you.
Take care Kitty.
Congratulations to all the winners. Have fun.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely feminine card, love the dies and the colours plus of course the glitter.
Congratulations to the comment game winners,
We are being deluged here on the NSW coast, lots of wind and extremely high tides too with some flooding, thinking of those who are flooded and take care everyone if you really have to go out
Muriel x

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today. You have such great ideas I don't know how you think them all up. Hope you had a great day yesterday and have a lovely meal when you go. I don't blame you for waiting til midweek when it's quieter.
Congratulations to the winners.
D x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I made exactly this colour way and thought it was a bit too pale but now I see it mounted up it is so pretty.
I will use the one I made now. It looks so pretty.
Congratulations all winners.
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a nice birthday Sue. Card is lovely like these colours together. Congratulations to winners JJxx

TDQ Karen said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday, I am with you about the crowds so enjoy the meal later in the week. Lovely card, Congratulations to all the winners x

Jan.moogie said...

A pretty girly card that sounds easy to make, lovely. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

A very delicate pretty card today.
Congratulations to the winners.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a pretty card today, love the technique of putting the cut out bits of one colour into the blanks of another (sorry can't remember the technical word for it haha)

Nanna Tina, hope Mick is doing better today
Tracy thinking of you and your Dad

So pleased you enjoyed your birthday and I agree about the crowds in a restaurant.

John did you proud yesterday with all his shows using your Christmas dies, I had forgotten how stunning they are, I love Christmas so will have to unpack mine and start making some cards.

Congratulations to all the winners.

I receive my lovely gift yesterday Sue, thank you.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very pretty card, love the glitter detail!
Congratulations to all the winners.x

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all
Beautiful card the paper piecing is really therapeutic, have watched you video a few times doing this.
Glad you had a great birthday and hope you enjoy your midweek outing. I to prefer going midweek as less crowded and food often better!!!
Congratulations to all the card winners.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Marion Bull said...

Beautiful card Sue, so very pretty! Glad you enjoyed your birthday!
Maggie B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Pleased that you enjoyed your birthday and I totally agree about crowds on a weekend. Beautiful card, love the sparkle.
Congratulations to today's winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, liking the gentle colours. Such a pretty background.
With you on weekend busy-ness, so enjoy your dinner whenever! Just wonder, do you frequently get recognised when you're out and about?
Thinking of our poorly and missing friends.
Well done to all the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lovely, gentle card - It's singing to me, that's for sure. I really love that green. Good to hear that you've had a day you really loved - good idea about having dinner mid-week, I think you get better service then, too.
Hugs, Rose

Anne Crawford said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Sue, glad you enjoyed a lovely day!
Such a beautiful card in delicate colours really gorgeous!
Congratulations to the comment winners!
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. I do love the colours and its very relaxing to do the paper piecing. Pleased you had a relaxing day with family yesterday and i am with you about crowds. I would rather go out during the week when its not so crowded i think the food is better and you can here each other talking lol. Congrats to all the lucky comment winners. Watched all of Johns shows and didnt he do well with your dies. Loved the way he made something different with your dies. So off to have a play to see if i can make the money wallet. Have a lovely day everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

hazel young said...

Pretty gorgeous card Sue x x hazel

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue.
What a beautiful card today it's lovely.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Belated Happy birthday to you for yesterday I hope you had a wonderful day.

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Happy Belated Birthday for yesterday !! Congratulations to the winners. Debra x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies happy belated birthday to you for yesterday have a great time thank you tracyw x congratulations to you all the winners x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love the paper piecing. I agree weekends are too busy to do much without agro or hassle. Enjoy your meal later in the week.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunny Sunday smiles heading your way this morning Sue. It sure is an absolute miracle that we have gone almost 2 weeks without rain up here in Lancashire, so this morning's card combined with a warm sunny Lands spells Summer. The delicacy of the pastels, the beautiful rose die, the gentle hint of sparkle not forgetting the sheer purity of the ribbon with the gorgeous centre sparkler all adds up to a gentle, soothing wake up call to all Particraft lovers.
I think we all agree how weekend crowds can spoil a quiet night out, I don't know about anyone else but even Valentine meals out etc become a pain when they push extra tables into an already cramped room, add to the bill, plus give you 'sitting time' so you come away knowing everything about the couple at the next table, 30.00 worse off plus indigestion !! Lol so I don't blame you putting your birthday meal on hold, besides Sue, I'm sure there must be the perfect pizza takeaway somewhere near lol, enjoy your meal whenever and wherever you go, and as it will still be your birthday celebration you won't have to let calories stand in the way *wink wink* 😉
I'm already sensing excitement over the new festive collection so John really did need to help make way for these in the HOCHANDA warehouse and as June (I think) already said, he did a great job as always (our sky box is looking critical now) lol.
Well Sue, as usual I start out by trying to keep my comment to a minimum and yet again I've become Mrs. Ramble Pants lol so I shall bid you farewell, and wish you a beautiful sunny, maybe relaxing day doing what I'd love to be doing where you are right now ! Have a fun day Sunday xxx
Enjoy your gift comment winners.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. Congrats to the winners. Glad to hear you had a good birthday.
B xx

auscrafts said...

Very pretty card ,lovely soft colours

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really pretty card and the paper piercing works so well. Lovely tranquil colours too. John's shows were very good and showed the versatility of your dies. Glad you had a great day yesterday and totally agree about celebrating during the week - we always do this to miss the weekend crowds, it is far more enjoyable. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes

nzillingworth said...


hettygarlick said...

Such a pretty card and a clever way of doing the paper piecing!

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card, I love this die it just doesn't need anything else with it it is so pretty
Congratulations to the winners
KathyB x

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

A soft and pretty design - I do love that Pierced Roses Background die...

Congratulations to all the comment game winners!


Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,such a pretty card again today. Glad to hear you had a lovely birthday. Congrats to all winners . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue love the card so preety and says summer in a big way
Glad you had a nice day like you I put my meal off till during the week thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx
Congrats to the winners xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card so delicate and you have as always given us so many ideas, thank you for sharing X X X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty, feminine card.
Belated happy birthday Sue, enjoy
your birthday meal when you have it.
Rosemary xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design the dies are amazing. It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Enjoy your meal when you go out. Congratulations to all the winners. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, love this card Sue.

Sylvia Yates said...

Very feminine card today Sue. Love the delicate colour combo. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and easier way to do paper piecing. Glad you had a lovely birthday and enjoy your meal later in the week, good idea to make your birthday stretch!!
Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes
Tracy hope the stent has helped your dad and he will be able to eat a little bit
Nanna Tina hope Mick will be feeling a little better today

Hugs and best wishes everyone

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty card. I'm with you on eating out in the week rather than at the weekend. Enjoy. SueL x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
Belated Birthday Wishes Dear Friend, I am pleased to hear you had a lovely day.
What a beautiful card today, its nice to see the return of the wrinkled edge ribbon!
I love this background die and the pretty, feminine colours you have used.
Thank you for your fantastic inspiration Sue, I look in every day!

Anne said...

This is so pretty, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

doreenj said...

What a restful card, love the gentle colours,

Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. This is such a delicate and beautiful card, love this background die. I am also with you about having your birthday meal midweek. Better service, and less people. I hope you enjoy it when you go.

Love Rosemarie x X

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card so pretty & delicate.


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely start to Sunday to see my name on the winners list, thank you.
Pleased you had a relaxing birthday, I'm with you on the crowds, we live on the south coast in a seaside town and it can be hell in the nice weather.
Love the card such gentle colouring, gorgeous.

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the colour scheme.

Sorry I was unable to wish you a happy birthday yesterday, we went away for a few days to our daughter's wedding up North. I had some lovely comments from the guests on the invitations I made (using your dies) :-)

Hope you have a lovely birthday meal.

Annie P

carol quinn said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty feminine card, glad you had a lovely birthday & that you still have a meal to look forward to. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Pretty card today sue I love the soft colours and the paper piecing x so pleased you had a good birthday and hope you enjoy your meal in the week x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card today Sue, love the colours, shapes and design,

thank you,

and congratulations to the blog comment winners,

Pearl xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very subtle and pretty. Happy Birthday for yesterday

Val Jones said...

Oh so pretty Sue.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty card and the piecing is so effective. Belated birthday wishes for yesterday. I was computer and phone less yesterday felt totally strange not having them! Love from Jackie xx

SueJ said...

Stunning card this morning Sue, I love the way you added the leaves, will definatly be trying that.
Enjoy your meal when you go, am with you re the crowds!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Wow! what a beautiful card , loving the soft colors used .

Pam , thank you for asking ,,,,,, Andrew is doing very well and gains a little strength with each day , he has such a long way to go , however he is the most positive person i know and i think this adds to the determination to beat this terrible decease .

Well done to all the lucky winners.

Have a happy Sunday Everyone and a big hug to all who needs one .
Elaine H X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Pretty sweet card love this technique!
Glad you had a lovely quiet day with the family!
Enjoy your gift comment winners.
love Marg

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.
Glad u had a smashing day.
Ur card is very pretty this morning. I do really like that background. As someone said earlier it looks delicate. Might be from the colour.

Dad is brighter this morning and might be getting out tomorrow woo hoo xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Happy belated birthday, sorry didn't know it was your birthday.
Lovely delicate card, super soft colours.
Congratulations to all winners.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. Love the sparkle. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, the soft colours are just right for spring. Love the layout and the subtle bling. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Alison Thorne said...

You are definitely tuned in with e lately Sue - I also have this die and will be making use of your ideas during this coming week. Love the pastel colours. Thank you x

iReneM said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.
Love the soft colours.
A beautiful design.

Pleased to hear you had a nice birthday with
your family,

Congrats lucky winners


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this pretty in pastel card, just right for a lovely sunny June day. I spent quite a while last night paper piecing the quilted blocks striplet, some of the pieces are miniscule but it is worth the effort. I am glad you did relax yesterday and I am with you on the mid-week meal, so much less hassle and therefore more enjoyable.

Tracy - fingers crossed for dad to come home tomorrow.

Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.


Bente Sørflaten said...

That background die is gorgeous, and so is your card today!
So soft and romantic :))
Congrats to the comment game winners!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty the mini rose background die. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

I love this background, the colours too are so pretty and delicate

Congratulations to all the comment winners

Enjoy your day Sue


June x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty.

Congratulations to the lucky winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Belated Birthday Greetings!
I love the pale colours you have used. The card is very pretty.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I'm glad flower that you had a lovely birthday yesterday and my O.H. is the same about crowds when going out for dinner but that's because he is a crabbit, impatient old sod that can't seem to wait his turn to be served or moans about the noise etc because celebrity he is not. Have a lovely meal out wherever you end up lovely lady.
Oh todays card is so pretty from the pearls in the centre of the roses to the soft snowy back behind the roses. The crinkle ribbon gives it such a soft feminine touch, so delicate looking. All in all a simply beautiful card that anybody would surely love sitting upon their mantle. Thank you Sue for another beautiful card to make us think and love, have a lovely day flower.
Well yesterday was my ex sister in laws birthday, my neice her daughters and her grandsons 1st birthday as well. Now that wasn't well planned i think but there again there is no way surely that any of them should have their birthday missed. My brother in law is now on Mrs number 3 but i don't think her birthday coincides or i hope not, lol.
Congratulations to all of this weeks lucky winners, i hope that enjoy them as much as Sue did making the card or designing the prizes.
Hugs to Tracy, i hope your dad gets back home again tomorrow for you flower, Nanna Tina, i hope Mick is getting better bit by bit flower and you can see him making progress however slowly and to all Wilsonettes who need or could be doing with some,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is one of my favourite background dies and it is a lovely size too! There is a lot of detail in the die and you can clearly see it all. Love the colours today ! Glad you had a lovely day yesterday and very sensible to delay your meal out . Trying to get in somewhere nice can be impossible at weekends unless you book months in advance!
Enjoy this lovely weather - it's beautiful! The birds are singing their little hearts out!
Good news Tracy - hope Dad gets home tomorrow!
Congratulations to this week's winners. Enjoy your prizes .
Love to all, Myra x

Suebak said...

A lovely simple layout and yes...... serene.

Susan x

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card today Sue and a Very Happy Belated Birthday for yesterday,
I am happy to hear that your dad may be out today Tracy, I am sure the hospital will tell you all about his food regime and purifying his meals otherwise the stent will block up, my dad was in and out of hospital by the minutes having his unblocked the only thing that went down smoothly was his whisky, lol and the supplement drinks, anyway good luck I am sure you will look after him well. Hugs Johanna,
Nanna Tina I hope Mick is showing signs of improving.
It's a cooler day today and I have orders to complete, I hate sitting in my craft room when the sun is blazing down I would rather be outside sunbathing,
Well done to the comment game winners, hugs to all Johanna

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the pastel colours. Congratulations to the winners - enjoy :-) Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you Sue, glad you had a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Glad you had a lovely day yesterday. I am sure I saw you make this card on TV. Such a lovely way to incorporate different textures to the design.


Kate's Cards said...

Glad you had a lovely day for your birthday!
What a lovely pastel card too xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I'm glad that you enjoyed your birthday yesterday and can look forward to dinner out during the week.

Another beautiful card today, so pretty and feminine. As others on your blog have said, John did a fantastic job on Hochanda. He really is very talented and such a natural in front of the camera, and his humour shines through.

Congratulations to all today's winners too.

Love Helen xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sue, just done my months shopping yet again on a lovely hot day. A gorgeous card today love that embossing folder and your card design. hugs Shirleyxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card I have this background die so will give this one ago, I did make a friend's birthday card using this die card looked lovely until I went to add insert and it opens the wrong way so she knows I'm batty so I will still send her it next month.
I am sat with Mick 11 floors up brilliant sunshine fan going as he's too hot, he has managed some weetabix this morning and some lasagne for lunch the milkshakes he likes are called scandi shakes and they put a scoop of ice cream in to add the calories he likes the chocolate one
Thank you all for your kind words and wishes I think they're working as he seems a bit brighter today
Congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to you all
Love Tina xxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a pretty Card, I like the paper piecing technique and delicate colouring. Thanks for sharing.

I'm pleased you had a nice day and hope you have a lovely birthday dinner out,

Congratulations to Heather Treble, fame01 and Lydia Jordan.

Best wishes

Susan White said...

Hello Sue and belated birthday wishes. Somehow I just ran out of time to do everything yesterday, so no blog visit for me. Lovely card today, and the paper piecing to pick out the leaves is so effective. Congrats to the card giveaway and comment game winners this week. Susan x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue love those roses.

gr karin van eijk

Nana on the Hill said...
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Nana on the Hill said...

My immediate reaction was how beautiful! You've done it again Sue, so delicate, love it. I think it would look good if the bow was replaced by an Angelina fibre dragonfly too, must try that.

Anonymous said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Sue!!!

Beautiful sort of reminds me of Pergamano. Really pretty.

Congrats to the winners!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Vie Carter said...

Happy belated birthday Sue

Love this pretty card


Tressa said...

A very delicate card. The paper piecing is very effective here. Like the colour combination. Blush is so versatile isn't it?


Hazel said...

Hi Sue,
I have only very recently come to know your exquisite dies and card designs, and your inspiration has dramatically changed the cards I make. Thank you! I hope your birthday was everything you wished for, and the coming days will be filled with more creativity and accomplishments! I must add that your dies are the most trouble-free in my collection to date. LOVE them!

A new friend,
Hazel Scheirer

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the pastel colours. So pleased to hear you had a goid relaxing day yesterday with family. Enjoy your meal later in the week.

Eunice said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, love the pastel colors that you used as well.

barbara macaskill said...

What a lovely card! Love the paper piecing! Such a pretty flower too!
Glad your Birthday was so enjoyable! Congratulations to all three of this week's comment winners!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love the sweetness of this card. Sue, you are so clever to use the sticky sheet to adhere the second cutting of the background in green for the leaves as you explained to us. You so often come up with great ideas that my brain just has not thought of in card making. Well done! Always, thank you for sharing your ideas.

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I must try and use ribbon more frequently My efforts never seem to look quite right HAPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TOO

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely pastel shades, my favourite.
Enjoy your Birthday meal when you do go out. I am the same cant stand weekends for eating out, far too busy.

pippajb said...

Pretty card , the colours are so summery .

Luna-Blue Warminster

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such a lovely card I am glad you had a nice birthday. Welcome Hazel to the blog. Annie I hope your daughters wedding went well.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely beautiful and i love the wonderful delicate colours.

Enjoy your birthday meal, i am another one who prefers to go out mid week
as sometimes weekends are too noisy and you can't have a proper conversation.

liz spooner said...

Lovely card today Sue, beautiful colours. Hope you enjoy your birthday meal when it comes. you deserve some YOU time.xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Happy birthday for yesterday ,
A very pretty card today, lovely colours, congratulations winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card, it's so delicate and pretty.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Enjoy your meal when you do go out, I'm a great believer in making celebrations last for as long as possible!!!
love to all
Maureen xxx

Lesley Cann said...

Glad you had a good birthday. Love this card but would like to see it a shade darker. Have the die so must try it.

CraftyJo said...

Pretty card - I rather think the bow is 'overkill' though :)

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue. Balated birthday wishes to you xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This is one of my favourite background dies and as such it is part of my die family.....though, as yet it remains unchristened, ooh the shame!....I love paper piecing and this little beauty lends itself to this technique perfectly....thanks for the tip on die cutting in green then removing all the pieces barring the leaves prior to sticking.....the soft blush and pale green is a lush combination, and the addition of the sparkle makes perfection. How nice to see the return of the squiggly edged sheer ribbon and dazzler, lovely finishing touch. This will be entering my must do, will do folder forthwith:-) Thanks for the inspiration Suexxxx
I am definitely, and ashamedly remiss.....I was absent yesterday which proved to be a very special occasion and for that I can only apologise profusely. Any excuse would be lame given the circumstances, all I can say now is I am so sorry Sue for not wishing you a very Happy Birthday on your special day. You are a wonderful, kind, considerate, humble and generous lady who deserves to be totally spoiled and pampered for the occasion and I am pleased that you spent the day surrounded by those closest to you. Wise move delaying your meal until later in the week, it will be less busy and the food will no doubt be a better quality as a result. Hope you enjoy your evening outxxx Can I just offer Yvonne's best wishes also, I spoke with her and she informed me that she's having problems getting internet access at the moment and couldn't extend her congratulations herself:-( Fear not though, normal service will be resumed shortly and she will no doubt send you a private message......
The glorious weather is still with us, and as a result my craftroom is developing a thick layer of dust as I choose to sit in the sunshine rather than make cards....I do feel slightly guilty but we have so little sun and warmth combined in Scotland I feel largely vindicated:-) I do hope that my fellow Wilsonettes are enjoying some favourable weather because it really invigorates you and lifts even the blackest of moods.
Tracy, so pleased that your Dads operation was successful and that he may get home tomorrow. I feel for him having to take those drinks like Fortisip, they are hideous....I had many years of being force fed them when I was being tube fed and I could never develop a taste for them, hopefully the stent will allow him the mince and tatties he cravesxxx
Nana Tina, glad to hear Mick is brighter and managing to tolerate some proper food, have you had any luck with the wheelchair though, a little bit of sunshine would do him the world of good?
Maria, sending you loads of hugs my dearxxxx
Theresa, hope you are well honeyxxxx
P, how are the little kittens doing? Is Floozy up to her old tricks again or has her little op turned her into a lady :-)?
Wheely Bad, hope you're managing to keep those dreaded migraines at bayxxx
Sending huge cuddles to Beth, Pat, Pam, Rebecca, Jan, Lorraine, Linda, Lynda, Frances and my bestie Yvonne , not to mention anyone in need of a hug for whatever reasonxxxx


Yorks butterfly said...

Oh Sue what a pretty card. Love the colour combination and the background die is lovely.
So glad you had a lovely birthday and hope you enjoy your meal out.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

So pleased that you had a lovely family day yesterday, that would definitely be my favourite way to spend my birthday.

Love today's card, it is so subtle and feminine........just beautiful,

Love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Sue, Happy Birthday, belated as it is. Pretty card, as usual. Was able to get a couple of your things in Orlando on Friday at the convention. No postage and in the dollar, too. Desperately needed glue and was able to get it. Remember if you come this way to let me know. My invitation to buy your lunch is always open. Again, Happy Birthday. Myra from Florida

Lorraine Freeman said...

Such a pretty, delicate card today Sue. I don't usually go for pastels but I am loving pink, white and green lately.
So glad you had a good birthday yesterday it's well deserved.
Tracy, I hope your Dad continues to improve hun, hugs.
Mick, come on keep it up , I really hope some good times are around the corner for you and Tina.
Maria, thanks. Yes the sun seems to help.
I am hobbling at the moment as youngest wanted to go to Wookey Hole and it doesn't take much walking for my feet to play up.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really pretty card for today and as well as your lovely choice of colours I am imaging it in lots of other colour choices!
This die has just jumped to the top of my list!!!
Belated Birthday wishes for yesterday and I hope you enjoy your Birthday celebration meal.
Lesley S x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. I have this background die and it always makes very pretty cards. Love it. Glad you had a lovely birthday and enjoy your birthday meal. Well done to all the winners. X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I have not been around for a while lately. Life has been very hectic and I have really struggled to keep up with everything. Your card today is absolutely gorgeous !!! I love your pierced Roses background die so much I have been and ordered myself one today !!! I have just been loving all the cards you have been making with this die lately. I love the soft pastel colours you have used and I already have the fab New Zeland tag die so I am hoping to make this card when I receive my die. I really love some of the recent cards you have been making to. The Configurations card (Aqua and black) using the Milford adornment is amazing Sue !!! I am definately going to make this one to as I have ordered the Milford Adornment die just so that I can make this card !!! I really love the cards you have made using the New Zeland Collection dies as well, especially the card with the stunning New Zeland border and the gilding flakes. This one is Sooo gorgeous Sue !!! They all are. I cannot make them yet though as I am making two Fathers Day cards and decorating two matching paper bags to put little presents in. I usually decorate the bags with the same dies and colours but make a slightly different design. They go together as a set. I am using your beautiful mini striplet Intertwinning Circles. I am using foundations cardstock Bright White with Periwinkle Blue, Deep Blue, and Cornflower Blue. I am doing your filling in technique.
I am so sorry I missed your Birthday yesterday. I hope you had a wonderful day. Thank you Sue, for everything you do. Sending you lots of love and special Birthday hugs from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Only just catching up on blog posts today and surprised and thrilled to see my name as a winner. This card is so beautiful and the sentiment is spot on for me today, the thought goes to my lovely family but particularly my brother.
Thanks so much for all the inspiration,

gailgale said...

Another very lovely card!!!!
I love your work so much.
Thank you Sue, for sharing.

julie laz said...

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