Saturday, 16 July 2016

Perfect Remembrance Card

Hi crafters!  I know it is a bit early for Remembrance Day as it sits on the calendar, but it is never too early to create a special card with which to remember a special person in your life!  

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

 Agnes (Scotland)!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at To confirm your address and claim your card!

Just a quick reminder that I have a two hour show on Hochanda today at 2pm to 4pm.  I hope you can tune in to see my Swiss Collection and the demos I have planned for them!

 The finished dimensions are 8" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, this is a gorgeous card and I love the poppies.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Stunning card - just beautiful. Thanks Sue.
Congratulations to Agnes.
D x

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love it. Love the Poppies.
Congratulations to Agnes, enjoy your card lucky lady.
Elaine enjoy your little break, it's sad when you have inconsiderate neighbours but please don't leave your home, go ahead and make the complaint, you have given her the opportunities to sort it out. Glad Andrew is getting out a little, he will love that.
Tina, Mick must be making such progress, he is obviously enjoying your cooking and care, that will make you feel better.
Tracey, it was good to read your post, we all knew about your inner strength, you can rest assured you did the best for your lovely Dad and he was so proud of his girls. Please take time for yourselves, help each other through these next stages and take care of yourself.
Wheelybad, good luck for Mr W on Monday, fingers and toes all crossed. Enjoy your jaunt.
Hugs to all, including Tina E, Claire and family, so much grief for one family to contend with, in my heart and thoughts.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely bright cheerful card.Love the poppies.
Jan x

DeCor said...

This is a beautiful remembrance card. Eye catching but just right. Love the delicate touches. Have a good weekend.

DeCor said...

This is a beautiful remembrance card. Eye catching but just right. Love the delicate touches. Have a good weekend.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very very lovely. Will watch video later. Hope to watch your shows also. Off to to some jobs before it gets too hot. Humid day coming they say.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card Sue. The poppies are so vibrant. Congratulations Agnes. JJxx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. I love poppies all year round . They are lovely and bright
Karen xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is so lovely
Doreen R

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and I always feel that remembrance isn't just for November, I think this card would be perfect to send to a friend on a sad anniversary.
Tracy, I know that yesterday would be very difficult for you, don't feel that you have to be strong all the time, grieve as you need to and know that we are here to listen
Elaine - make the complaint, you can't let an inconsiderate person drive you out of your home.
Congratulations to Agnes on winning a Sue masterpiece. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sue, the poppies are stunning!

Good wishes to all those who need a hug, life is very hard for some people!
Happy crafting everyone!

Maggie B xx

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card ,just love poppies all year round not just for rememberence day

Denise Bryant said...

Love the dimension on the flowers and that wicker design background!

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a stunning display of poppies, they look pretty in any colour but when you see them like this they seem to take on a different meaning. I think that if nothing else, I have most of your floral dies, apart from the classic rose, but you can form, re-shape, build up as many layers as you want, but the poppy in my opinion is the only flower that looks really really different in different colour's. Beautiful sample Sue.

Have the box set up to record this afternoon as Cassie has her training group for an hour, so I shall miss the 2 - 3pm show but will catch the last hour thank goodness.
So I hope you have a great day in the studio (please don't sell too much sticky embossing powder as my little shop has run out and so he's CE towers) ! and I won't buy from anyone else other than my little craft shop.
Many congrats to Agnes on your Wednesday win, enjoy your gift. I was looking through pinterest yesterday and it's so strange to see Wednesday giveaways from way back when, and your 'older' cards have also been pinned, how your style and design has changed Sue lol.
So I send my usual hugs for the day and hope it's a good one xxx

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Love this card, the poppies are so realistic. I am having family round today, so will record your show and watch it later
Pat x said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video Thank you.
I shall set the tv up to record.
congratulations to Agnes.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Yet another beautiful inspirational card!
Although poppies are for Rememberance day the grow wild in my garden so when in bloom everyone who is loved or lost are in my thoughts.
Congratulations Agnes on being a winner.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card, and so apt as a Remembrance Day Card. Will have to watch your video later and watch you on Hochanda on Catch-up
Have a great day.

Wacki Macky said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, so beautiful and dramatic and a wonderful Remembrance card as it's name. The flowers look amazing,

thank you so much,

Pearl xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue. could use for any occasion with a change of colours - and whoopee my poppies should arrive today. Love the backing, frames, flowers, everything. Brilliant video, as ever, with you again matching your top with the card! Thank you.
Wheely - have a great day and good luck to Mr W. Cuddles to Billy for his 7th!!
Elaine, enjoy your break, glad Andrew well enough for you to feel you can go. Shame about the neighbour - as all pet pals here will know I'm a great cat lover but I would be totally mortified to think that my pets were causing any nuisance. Think I'd try another appeal first - after all, who wouldn't want to put it right rather than risk losing their pet? Hope you come back rested.
Nanna Tina - nice menu, no wonder Mick on the up!
Well done to Agnes on the card win.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
You are so right re your card for remembrance, lovely card the poppies are striking. Thank you for your video and look forward to your show X X X

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue with the perfect sentiment. I love how you have used all the dies and adore the poppies. Thank you. Xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I do love the poppies. I couldn't resist them when they were released and I love using them. I think I need the oval dies now. I am looking forward to your shows. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card the poppies are stunning! I love the frames you can create with all your Noble dies they finish your card off perfectly. Don't the poppies look realistic when cut in crepe paper? When I saw you embossing with the self adhesive sheet in the video it made me smile, because it reminded me of the time with you and Dean lol! Thanks once again for the inspiration! Looking forward to your shows today.
Congratulations Agnes!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the poppies and just appropriate for the type of card...

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card today.
I look forward to your shows but will have to record them.
Enjoy your day

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
I love the poppies on this card. Still haven't got round to using mine yet! Must do! This is a stunning card.
Anne M xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue
A perfectly stunning design and wonderful remembrance card for someone special. I love poppies for their vibrant colour and your card details really showcase them well. Thank you for the great tutorial.
Congratulations to Agnes on her win.x

Unknown said...

I love poppies any time of the year Sue. Beautiful card.
Love Val in Spain x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card, the poppies look so lifelike when cut out of crepe paper...and once again you've worn a pretty top that matches your project...

Congratulations to Agnes, you'll love that card when it pops through the letterbox!...


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and gorgeous poppies. Looking forward to your shows.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really stunning. Will be recording your shows.

Congrats to the card winner.


Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,this is a stunning card .I am a proud owner of your noble oval dies which I won on your blog. Thank you again for your generosity. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Another stunning card and so versatile, would make a lovely sympathy card as well
Have a good day all and I will be watching you on Hochanda today Sue

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Make a great remembrance card. Congratulations to Agnes! Debra x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is a stunner of a card. Those poppies don't half pop. But this card personifies elegance...
Can't wait to see all the goodies and samples you've got for us today, not to mention your demos.
Hugs, Rose

lilian said...

Hi Sue, such alovely card, I love those poppy dies which
I have treated my self to, but have not used yet.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous poppies ,beautiful card as always x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow gorgeous beautiful stunning and topical. How do you do it Sue, fantastic demo and fabulous card. Thank you for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue that is truly a beautiful Remembrance day card the poppies are beautiful and unusual papers to. hugs Shirleyxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card, love the poppy die set, they are so pretty made up in vellum.
Have a good show today, hopefully I'll be able to watch.

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, and wonderful poppies!
Thanks for the video!
Congrats to the winner of Wednesday Card Giveaway!

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Poppies so delicate!
Look forward to watching you.
Congrats to Agnes on your Wednesday win, enjoy your gift.
Love to Wheely..enjoy!
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love those poppies

Rosemary Stickland said...

A beautiful card, so appropriate for today.
Rosemary xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when I first saw it. I have always had a special love of poppies. I need the oval frames now. Will be watching later.

Love Rosemarie X X

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card, I think this one is my all time favourite,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Unknown said...

Stunning, love the poppies, so realistic
Congratulations Agnes

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love the Poppy flowers. Well done Agnes. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, my all time favourite flower, really must get this die

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card that really shows off the exquisite poppies, congratulations to Agnes on winning that gorgeous Wednesday card. Really looking forward to your shows today and tomorrow
Tracy you've been so strong throughout the past nine months please look after yourself now xxx
Wheelybad enjoy your day and good luck for Mr W xxx
Hugs to Elaine and Nanna Tina

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a brilliant card with poppies that look so real. I haven't yet got the oval dies but I can see what stunning cards they make so will be treating myself again! Looking forward to your shows and congratulations to Agnes on winning that beautiful card. Sending best wishes

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card & a truly beautiful Remembrance card. Poppies grow in my garden & I feel that it is my loved one's coming to be near me as I didn't plant them or have them for many years at the start. Yvonne xx

Yvonne H said...

Sorry Congratulations Agnes

Marjeta said...

Beautiful combination of red, black and white. Super card.


Yvonne H said...

Sorry Congratulations Agnes

Unknown said...

Hi sue love this card the poppies are stunning a very special year for remembrance 100years since the Great War.
I will see you later wish I could have coffee and cakes waiting so you could be here in person but the tele will have to do for now Thank you love always June Horrocks xxx

julie laz said...

Wow lovely card, can't wait for your show's today,
it's raining here in swansea (Wales)
so I have you to brighten up my day with a 2 hour show, woo woo,
Listen to me I'm 44 not 14 but I am excited for your show's my husband calls me a big kid lol
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful. I love how the poppy die could make other flowers so easily.

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Well done Agnes on your win x
Loved this card when I first saw it in the launch and seeing it again just reiterates how magnificent the beautiful poppy die is. I have the poppy die and it looks absolutely adorable in whatever colour but here in red it shows it off to perfection and in all it's splendor and glory. Thanks Sue as always for sharing x
Please excuse my absence over the last 2 days. It was not due to anything but my own stupidity! (No sarcastic comments from you Laine)!!!
I managed to get my Christening card made on Wednesday using my new Ray of light die (on to that in a sec), then lost my glasses. I am not blind as a bat but computer work without them is a strain and I knew that I would be asking for trouble (and a migraine) by reading all the comments in detail and then posting my own.
Found my glasses late last night. I had tidied them away along with some craft 'stuff'. The annoying thing is that I don't usually tidy up immediately but was in such a good mood as I was so pleased with my finished card that tidy up I did!! Note to self - ignore the mess as I tend to be able to locate things much more easily when I am living with 'organised chaos'. Lol x
I don't know about you but I am my own worst critique when it comes to the cards I make. It is a rare occasion indeed that I finish a card and smile broadly as I am so pleased with it. Well I can honestly say that I was so chuffed when I had actually completed a whole card and that I really liked it. My Christening card was incredibly simple and when my friend collected it she was over the moon x
Of course the credit for this success must go to you Sue. The Ray of Light die is just something else and that is the only reason my card was such a success. Thank you Sue x
Now Sue - you know that I am not a demanding person at all and I don't ask for much. I am a quiet unassuming little wallflower and find it hard to speak my mind!!! However I have a small request.............
I would really like a set B to go with my Double Pierced Circles, Double Pierced Ovals, Double Pierced Background Rectangles and last but not least, a set B to coordinate with the Stitched Lattice Frames but with a different centre. If you could add these requests to my original list of demands I would appreciate it x
So today is the day - yippeeeeeeee!!!!!!
My diary is clear and wild horses will not keep me away from watching our Crafting Goddess. Can't wait. What a treat and I am loving the 2 hour shows. Go Sue x
Sadly I am then going to have a massive anti climax as I have made arrangements to have a catch up with Laine. Never mind - can't have it all!! Only joking, lol. We will both be watching Sue then we like to have a chat afterwards so that we can critique Sue's shows!! Only joking again - honest Sue! Laine and I get so excited (verging on hysteria) that we like to enthuse and gush about the sheer genius of our commander in chief!! And believe you me we can rhapsodize for hours. Lol x
Well I can't quite believe the fact that I am posting a comment at such an ungodly hour. I really didn't sleep too well last night so am going to attempt a little shut eye before the 2 o clock performance.
Forgive my not catching up on comments today but will spend some time reading before I comment tomorrow x
Wishing everyone a Super Saturday x
Sending love and happy thoughts to all especially Tracy, Tina, Elaine and anyone else facing challenge's and having a tough time x
Take care
Crafty hugs

P.S. For the record, the cappuccino cake was delightful. Poppy seed lemon drizzle cake next on the agenda x

sued99 said...

Recorder set! I really think I must get these poppy dies. They always look so good on your cards.

Unknown said...

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

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Like the poppies very much
Margaret xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Your poppies are gorgeous. Congratulations to the lucky card winner. Sorry I will miss your shows as busy packing caravan & car as off tomorrow morning for a month. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I just love those poppies, in fact I bought the die last weekend. Looking forward to watching your shows later. SueL x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, the poppies are gorgeous, thank you for sharing.
Off to watch the video, take care everyone, Jess xxx

Unknown said...

Morning due and crafty crew.

What a beautiful card. Those poppies look amazing. Love the background too. I'm so looking forward to the show this afternoon. Today I'm having a lazy day. I'm still in my bed lol.

Wheely. Good luck for Mr w on Monday.

Elaine. I would def make a complaint. But I would try talking to her again after that take notes and dates as u will need to do that when making the complaint to the council.

Thanks again for all the well wishes. It goes a long way.

Love to all xx

Unknown said...

Ps. Congratulations to Agnes enjoy ur card u lucky lady xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x the poppies look absolutely beautiful very realistic x I love the oval dies they make such lovely frames X thankyou once again sue for your inspiration and soooo looking forward to your shows this weekend x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

theresa w said...

Sorry x congratulations agnes x
Theresa w x

SueJ said...

A stunning beautiful card, congratulations Agnes.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Congratulations to Agnes :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Paula said...

A lovely card Sue, and what a lovely idea to show someone you appreciate them. :) I don't think there can be many people in this country who don't like poppies, they have come to mean so much to us since all the lives that were lost in 2 world wars and other conflicts since. Off now to make a cup of tea so I can watch the video in comfort.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh what a great card so pretty
thanks for sharing with us
congrats to the winner
hugs sarah xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Yet another beautiful card, love the double lattice effect and the poppies are the crowning glory. Yes poppies are for rememberance but also show determination and strength as they lie dormant in the soil then pop up when you least expect them. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Agnes on winning te card. Xxx
Elaine you definately need to complain you need your sleep. Xxx
Tina it's good to hear Mick is enjoying his food xxx
Tracey you have shown such strength and courage, talk about your dad with your sister and share laughter and tears. Your dad would be very proud of you both and pleased money had been raised for a good cause in his memory xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry a bit late this morning, fantastic card, I saw the video when it was released and loved it then, keep meaning to get the paper, I think I might have some red tissue paper somewhere I wonder if that will work.............

As always my hugs go especially to anyone who has problems of any sort or are unhappy.

Am looking forward to the shows today

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

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Suebak said...

Just a perfect way to remember.

Susan x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card. Congratulations to Agnes x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is simply stunning! I love the poppies cut from crepe paper. They look so realistic. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Agnes on winning the card.
Have a great day everyone.

Unknown said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
Yet Again My Wonderful Friend You've Made "A Beautiful Perfect Card" Also
A Fantastic Very Informative Video, Thank You For Explaining It So Very Well......
I Love The Fabulous Products You've Used, With "The Coconut White/Black/Ruby
Foundation Card" Just Beautiful Together.
I Love "The Provençal Embossing Folder" Those "Truly Extremely Exquisite Poppy Dies".
"The Olive Branches" Both Sets Are From "The Finishing Touches Range" I Do Believe,
"The Very Stunning Shadow Box" Which I Just Love, It Cuts So Very Well. Then Using
The Very Beautiful "Black Micro Beads" I Havnt Got These....
Well Sue I Tryed The Card With "The Winter Cottages" And "The Black Diamond Snow"
I Failed Miserably, "What A Disaster" So I Will Continue To Try, Meanwhile I'm Going To Purchases
Some Black Gloss Card....
Take Care My Very Dear Friend
I'm So Looking Forward "To Your Awesome Shows On Hochanda"
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To Agnus For Winning The Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy...
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Care....

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

This is a gorgeous card. Using crepe paper for the poppies is a great idea too

Have a great weekend

Congratulations to Agnes

June x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful poppies.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just beautiful .love Jean Z xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card that I really liked at the launch and it is even better now having seen how you created it. The poppies are really life-like and I love the trellis background.

Congratulations Agnes on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy your gorgeous card.

Tracy - So glad yesterday went well and that was a magnificent sum of money raised. Hugs for you and your sister, look after each other.

Wheely - belated birthday hugs for Billy. Well done on winning your auction and enjoy the detour :-) Good Luck to Mr W for Monday, fingers crossed.


hazel young said...

Stunning card great for Remembrance Sunday xx hazel

Jean said...

Wow - love the poppies! Just gorgeous!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is beautiful those poppies are gorgeous & the lattice is so pretty I'm looking forward to watching you on Hochanda later Congratulations to today's winner

Barbara (C) said...

The Poppy Set has been one of my favourite flower die. So versatile and so many variants depending in the colours you use.

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the happy Wilsonettes,
I don't think a rememberance card is just for a certain time of the year Sue, i think it is for any time of the year that we have those special people to thank. This one is just right for November, for all those that we loved and that have gone or for anyone that we remember and need to thank for the smallest and the greatest reasons. I loved this card when you first showed it Sue when i think you were launching your previous set of dies and even with the black in it, i still think it is perfect. Thank you flower for the chance to be able to make a suitable card for those special days, have fun today on the show and are you going to behave or be a wee bit naughty i wonder, lol. Have a lovely day flower and take care.
Agnes in Scotland, congratulations on your lovely win this week, i hope that you enjoy it in it's pride of place.
Oh Wheely, i do hope that Mr W is successful in getting his new job on Monday flower, i will have all that i can cross crossed for him. Oh Billy, i hope that you had a lovely birthday and enjoyed lots of new toys and to get a nice new collar as well, you will be smart going out. Wheely, i hope you have a lovely day out and about with your handsome Mr W and perhaps a wee trip to the craft shop is much needed therapy ;-)
Tracy flower, you have done your very best for your beloved dad and he would be really proud of the way you have stood up to everything that life has thrown at you lately, but now you need to heal yourself flower and take all the time that it takes to do that. I'm glad flower that you took us all in your heart and mind with you yesterday and that it steeled you to be able to hold your head up high. Your sister needs to let herself heal from the inside out as well and if she has been your rock, it's nice that you could be hers as that is what sisters are for. WOW what a great amount your dad's collection raised and it will go to make a lot of people in the same situation as you were, more comfortable even if it is just to be able to talk to someone who will listen. WELL DONE DAD. Sending hugs to you flower and your family just to let you know someone cares.
Tina, reading about all Mick ate makes me remember about my brother as Mum used to say he only ate one meal a day, it started first thing in the morning and lasted the whole day, lol. And if you had seen my brother Jim, he was like a match with the wood scraped off, or as Mum would say she had seen more meat on a butchers pencil. I hope all Mick's eating didn't leave him with indigestion because his insides aren't used to eating all that amount. I'm afraid having someone who is ill in the house mothers and wives always go into that sleep alert mode so don't really get a good sleep as you always have that what if in your mind. Kirsten honestly thought that i was joking when i said that once Harry came along your ears become attuned to listening out for that wee person and she wanted one of those baby monitor things. Now i told her she wouldn't need it but she got it, has it been switched on since he came? No it hasn't because she couldn't stand the noise as she could hear ever little whisper of a breath from him and now she knows what Mum here was saying. Oh she was going to get the one with the baby mat that detects even the slightest movement, but as i said to her that thing would just make you paranoid. I think those things have their place with people that have had misfortune but not for everyday normal babies use. I hope you can get a restful sleep soon flower as it's not easy looking after an ill person all on your own 24/7, but i'm glad that your lovely Mick is beginning to show such good signs of improvement and long may it continue. Hugs winging their way down to you and the lovely Mick.
Thoughts, prayers and hugs on their way to Tina, Claire and their family.

Glenharon said...

Well i am going to get organised for watching TV up in my bedroom(where i will get peace to watch Sue without getting hassle) as Rory is going out a walk with his carer although the poor carer doesn't know it yet. Campbell is watching the rubbish on the sky once more so i will just have a leisurely afternoon with Sue,
love and crafty hugs to all who need, want or could do with them,
Norah (glenochil)

CraftyJo said...

Pretty card :) said...

Lovely card, and very timely reminder about your shows! I'll go over to the website and watch right now!!! Susan x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Sue with fab flowers

gr karin van eijk

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the poppy flowers x

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today, those poppies are stunning!

Elaine, I was thinking of you when I got a text from my sister yesterday. In November she moved from Newquay to just outside Spalding. It took over 8 hours I think and the car was shared with two dogs and a cat. She kept the cat inside to get used to the new house and when he went out he seemed to be getting used to the garden. Then, one day while he was outside I think my brother in law slamed the garage door shut and the cat got scared. Instead of running in to the house, he jumped over the gate and ran off...never to be seen again. Well, sis has finally found a new kitten. He arrived yesterday and he's beautiful. I asked her what she's going to call him as the last one was called Figaro...she told me this one is going to be called...Mouse!! Brilliant name for a cat, almost as good as Cefer...c for cat lol.
Healing thoughts to all our ailing friends with gentle virtual hugs.
Happy weekend everyone.

Bejay xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

My apologies for another lengthy catch up, the days run away with me and I am spending far too much time sleeping in the evenings.
I will start by letting you know my problem has been resolved thank goodness. Criminal charges were mentioned so you will understand my distress but they decided no action was needed. I hope I never have to go through that again.
Thursday's card was so elegant in black and gold, superb Sue.
NannyTina, I have always had to get as many calories as I can into my youngest son so I understand your difficulties.
P in Wales, thanks for the hugs they are always appreciated.
Elaine, glad to hear Andrew had a good trip out. I hope the consultant appointment went well.
Jane, so sorry to hear what a rotten time you are having. I wish you all the best for a complete recovery xxx
Friday, I am not usually a lover of bows on cards but Friday's was stunning. A beautiful card.
Maggie, enjoy your newly organised craft room. What bliss.
Elaine, so sorry you have had sleep deprivation to cope with on top of everything else. I hope your break gives you the respite you need.
Tina, how wonderful to hear Mick has his appetite back with a vengeance. I hope you are not tired out by all the cooking.
Tracy, Well Done hun. You did your Dad proud and £600 is a fantastic amount to have raised. Huggles my dear.
Wheely, well done on your auction win. Good luck to Mr W for the interview and enjoy your day out on Monday.
Saturday, congratulations to Agnes on her win.
Today's card is so crisp and elegant and perfect for the occasion. The layered poppies are beautiful.
Yvonne, enjoy Sue's shows today and then your chat with Laine. Well done on your fab card. I sympathise with losing things. I had to buy more flake and glitter glue as I lost my original untouched one and still haven't found my straight handled scissors. I am my own worst enemy.
I am now going to enjoy Sue's shows and take comfort in knowing I have the company of so many Wilsonettes. I do get lonely.
Take care all xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Gorgeous poppies! LOVE the sparkle and the poppies are so realistic that I can almost smell them!!! TFS!

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A beautiful card Sue so perfect for Remembrance Day

ursula said...

Those poppies are stunning, as said before, not only for remembrance, a stunning card....thank you...luv Ursula xx

pippajb said...

Wonderful card and I have so enjoyed your Hochanda shows.
Luna-Blue Warminster

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card! I pinned as usual.

Eunice said...

Such a wonderful card Sue, love the poppies!!!!!

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the black spidery bits in the centre of the poppies.

Annie P

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card, I love Poppies, I will defiantly try and do my take on this gorgeous card.
Love Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

a fabulous card today Sue


Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, love the embossed glitter background & the lattice.

shabbycraftcabin said...

Love the stitched lattice. Beautiful card as always. Hug, Ivy C x

Theresa said...

perfect remembrance card, hugs xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Really must try my poppy dies. Will watch the shows later. Not had a chance today .

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is a really striking card today. Guess what - I have the poppy dies but I haven't used them yet as I was looking at them the other day and thought they would be nice cut in crepe paper, but I haven't got any at home (yet). Good idea though.


liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous flowers.xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Well what happened to Saturday I've just got comfy watching your shows and realised I had not looked on the blog, well I love the poppies so another set to add to the neeeeeeeed list, your card is stunning
Congratulations to Agnes on winning the card
Another good day of eating he seems to be enjoying pies as he finished off the mince and onion one then sent daughter to cooplands and had a chicken bake then some more Swiss roll, he's been very warm today as he cannot regulate his temperature or sweat, carers have just been and got him ready for bed so he's dozing at the moment had visitors today so he had a busy morning, I've made an appointment to have his eyes tested at home as he needs regular check ups as his mum had glaucoma and has some blurred vision in one eye due to a blown pupil
Tracy you are doing so well and wow what a collection, I am the strong one between me and my sister she is coping with her youngest waiting for a liver transplant but anything to do with Mum she goes to pieces
Thank you all for all your kind words they mean the world to me and knowing your all out there keeps me sane with all the heartache I'm going through at the moment
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to you all
Love Tina xxxx

sandieann21 said...

Beautiful. I have the Noble circles and rectangles but must look at getting the ovals now.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Been away for a while and just caught up on your blog,always amazed bu your gorgeous cards.Enjoyed your shows today and looking forward to tomorrows.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card.

Congratulations to Agnes enjoy your card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Dawn Holben said...

Oh Sue i absolutely love and adore this card, it shows off the
beautiful poppy dies perfectly.
Been so busy today but will look forward to catching up with the shows tomorrow

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
....what a truly stunning card....!!!! So fitting!!!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

An absolutely wonderful card. Loving the poppies made from crepe paper, never thought of that. I have recorded your show, though I managed to see a little of the first hour and am looking forward to watching it all and tomorrow's. I have just watched the video of today's card, and I really enjoyed it.

Congratulations to Agnes (Scotland) on your win.

Tracy, so pleased that yesterday went well, and that your last image of your Dad was a good one. I remember being so distraught after seeing my mother in the hospital not long after she died with her mouth open looking like she was in agony gasping for breath (she would have been as she died of a lung condition). However, when I saw her in the chapel of rest, I can honestly say she looked at least twenty years younger, she was at peace and free from all the suffering she had endured. I still miss her, but it does get easier. I think you have incredible strength but you will need time to grieve properly and some days you will not feel strong at coping with your loss, but that is ok and very normal. You and your sister will be able to help each other at different times. It was a substantial amount to have raised for Ayrshire cancer support too so that should give you some comfort as to how loved he was. I am so glad that you also gained comfort from all the Wilsonettes on this blog. Take care.

Love Helen xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue wow gorgeous beautiful card I Love Poppies & I have the poppy die yaay
I have yet to use it so will cut some tomorrow. Great video.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY you are amazing with all you have had thrown at you in the last long months. Well done on the amount of money you raised.
Your dear dad will be so proud of his two girls .
Your so welcome re card I just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you & your family. Love Lynda xx

WHEELYBAD happy birthday for Billy hope he had a good day Cuddles coming his way.
Good luck for Mr W on Monday fingers & everything crossed. Hope your feeling ok Hug's Lynda xx

Tina glad to hear Mike is eating well good to know he loves your cooking. Hug's xxx

Elaine so pleased ANDREW enjoyed his trip out & hope the consultant appointment goes well. Hug's xx

Jane sorry to hear the terrible time your haveing sending some Hug's xxx

Hope little SARAH is doing ok. Hug's xxx

Congratulations Agnes on wining Wednesdat card Hug's xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card.
Take care everyone.

Berina RGA said...

Such a simple and elegant card!! Love the poppies!! The leaves are lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a stunning card. I have just ordered the double pierced oval and circle dies because of some of the videos i have seen when you have used them for your frame cards as i love making cards with a frame going round as i think they look like pictures. Just my little grey matter working overtime lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
I saw this card in your release and had to have the poppy and trellis background immediately. Beautiful card !
Bit late today, have been away for the weekend, cold and wet but good company,
Congratulations to Agnes on your win, enjoy your own Sue Wilson creation,
Muriel x

gailgale said...

Lovely card.

Unknown said...

The poppies are so realistic. They're dreamy!! Xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry not commented, but been too ill,
just want you to no I always go back and look at your art work,
I love all your cards and I copy most of them lol,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx