Monday, 18 July 2016


 Hello my crafty friends!   Today's card offering was one of the demos from the shows on Saturday.  It had been damaged quite badly making the trip across the pond, but I had some time before the shows and I was able to put a new frame on it!    I started by cutting the Swiss Background out of aqua card.  I used the inside cutting edge to cut it into a frame but I left a wide margin around the outer art of it so I was able to add mounting foam there.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Daisy Burst embossing folder and seated the frame over it for a bit of texture showing through.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangle dies and cut a frame for it.  I set up three consecutive dies to create the frame and embossed first, then removed the middle die and cut the frame.  I added it with foam over the background die.  For the focal element in the middle, I cut the Zurich die out of white and backed it with aqua card.  I cut it down the centre and removed a section, then reassembled it and added it to the middle of the frame.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the oval in the middle of the Swiss Background die and added it with foam.  Finally, I cut several Exquisite Poppies out of aqua card and added them with a satin ribbon bow around the sentiment covering the join lines in the die.  I completed the card with a white, aqua, white mat sequence.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

beautiful card today, I love it.
Tina and Mick, so happy to hear that Mick has a good appetite, Tina, take care of yourself.
Elaine, hope you have had a good time, although I know you would miss Andrew as well.
Tracey, you are always in my thoughts, and your sister too.
Pat, hope Sarah enjoyed her shopping trip with Mum and both Nannas.
Have a good day everyone.

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
This card is amazing with the wide double pierced border.
Thank you for the weekend shows, lovely cards.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Sorry it was damaged and you had to do more work on it. It looks lovely again now. The colour is fantastic.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a truly beautiful card today, saw it and you on Hochanda yesterday what a fab few hours it was too, pleased to see that you are getting the presenters to help with the turning of the spellbinder, it certainly helps doesn't it. I am going to have a go at this one soon, we might do it in our craft class as it is a special card for any occasion.

My hugs as always are with everyone who needs them, Tina, Mick, Elaine, Andrew, Tracey and your Sister and Pat and Sarah to name but a few.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card, love everything about it, so I am glad you managed to repair any damage. Forgot to say congrats tot he comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Aqua and white, always lovely but the Swiss dies and those beautiful poppies with the wide embossed frame all make one fabulous card.
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card made with lovely fresh coloured cardstock. Watched you make this one on Hochanda over the weekend. Sorry it got damaged but you would not let it go to waste and with putting a new frame on it its as good as new. The poppy flowers are gorgeous. Great shows over the weekend. I have enjoyed them all. Hope its not to long before you are back. Take care Sue have a lovely week.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
I absolutely loved this when I caught up with your Saturday show,and I love it just as much seeing it here today, it's soo pretty, I think I've seen Beverly F show something similar on the fb page and it's gorgeous, that girl must share your brain lol. It seems summer may reach Lancashire today, so all being well I maybe able to go for a short trip out with Andy and four paws before the weather changes again !
I send you my usual hugs for the day and say "thanks" back at you for a super weekend thanks for sharing xxx

nattyboots said...

This is a beautiful card Sue with lovely dies .

,,,,Pam , yes i had a nice time thank you and even managed to treat myself to a couple of tops , Andrew has to go for a blood test again today, his iron dropped again last week so we are hoping it has picked up again now , he is eating well with plenty of iron rich foods , i am so proud of my daughter in law she is pulling out all the stops ,looking up healthy nourishing meals etc .
Thank you all for your continued support it means a lot .
Take care all and big hugs.
Elaine H X
PS,, all was quiet last night ,i had an undisturbed sleep , no cat naps .X

Jan.moogie said...

I always forget about this technique for frame making and it is so effective Sue. Caught your Sunday shows and really enjoyed them could watch you for hours. loved all the cards and am going to have another SW card making day soon just for me. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue in nice fresh colours. Haven't watched yesterday's show yet but got them recorded. JJxx

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful aqua and white combo! Lovely card!

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card. Watched and enjoyed your show yesterday. Marion x

Sunset Bay said...

Love this card with the summery colours. Had a fabulous weekend watching you on the shows. You amaze me with your inspiration. Thank you Sue xxx

auscrafts said...

Beautiful colours used for this card

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love all the piercing and lovely colours too.
D x

Crafti Moggie said...

And thank you Sue for such a wonderful card today, the shapes colours and composition are great,

thank you once again,

Pearl xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Great frame. Looks like a shadow box picture. Stay cool! Gona be a hot day here.

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue,my favourite colour,I enjoyed your shows at the weekend,thank you,Linda x

Maria Illsley said...

Gorgeous csrd the frame is perfect xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love the card, and enjoyed your shows yesterday
Pat x

hazel young said...

Stunning Sue gorgeous colour xx hazel

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
The shows were really good to watch and all the cards were magnificent! Including this one. Great repair!
Anne M xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great shows yesterday, Thank you.
All your dies are so lovely.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card,just love the colours.Enjoyed your shows over the weekend.
Thanks Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
WOW!! The Swiss background die is so beautifully filigree and coupled with the Noble pierced frame give this card a stunning look.x

Debra K. said...

Lovely intricate card! I'm glad you were able to save this beauty. Debra x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card today, I love the colours as well.
Thanks for sharing

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. The dies are amazing and the colours are beautiful. You did a wonderful rescue job. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

Love this card, especially the colour and the way you have done the border. Enjoying your shows Sue. Thank you. Xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fabulous card, the background die is so versatile. Loved all your shows over the weekend, I hope you enjoy your well earned rest. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Theresa Pace said...

whatever you use with this colour combo looks gorgeous. have great shows. won't be able to watch as on hols, hugs xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, I just love this especially the colour.


A Happercrafter6 said...

This is a lovely card Sue. Good tip about making the frame - thank you. Enjoyed the shows.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card,pretty colours & the bold border sets it off
Best wishes
Karen M

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue today's card is stunning .I love everything about this card. I will have to invest in the Swiss collection. Thanks Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Sue MacFall said...

Love the aqua and white colour scheme and the card is a real work of art.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, loved the demo on Hochanda.
B xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely beautiful, stunning framing and lovely colour

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I was wondering how you made the pierced frame. Thanks for explaining, will have to try that, it looks amazing.

Annie P


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- I loved this card when I saw it and was so pleased when you demonstrated how to create this beautiful frame. I thoroughly enjoyed all your shows and am still amazed at how you keep coming up with so many wonderful ideas. Thank you for passing them on, it is much appreciated. Best wishes

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Thank you for a wonderful weekend of demonstrations, loved them all. I am glad you were able to rescue this card it is beautiful.

Love Rosemarie X X

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card love the colour too

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful and delicate card.

Anonymous said...

Exquisitely pretty card, Sue, love the pretty aqua and the frames and the flowers and.........
Sadly life got in the way so missed the show again, but will view on catch-up - will try to pick up Yvonne's conversation with you, sounds funny! What a gladatorial competition to be top Wilsonette now Y has set the bar!!
Hugs to all, esp Tracy, Tina, Elaine and Lorraine F, have a good break. Went to Westpoint once and it was a good show, not so hectic as NEC apparently.

'P' in Wales

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & aqua & white beautiful combination. I love the frame & so glad you could fix it. The shows were superb as usual & as are your fabulous creations. Yvonne xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. Caught up with your fab shows last night :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card!
So elegant with these soft colours :))

Rose in Chester said...

Oh Sue, this is so lovely. it must surely lift anyone's spirit who receives it. this was one of your demos was it not?
apologies for small letters, but i've got merlin cuddling in my arm.........
have a super week
hugs, rose

karenlotty said...

Very pretty Still playing catch up with your programmes and so enjoy doing so Loved your Bargello technique on the HUGS card by the way

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
I Loved it yesterday on Hochanda it is absolutely gorgeous card and beautiful colours
Have a good day everyone

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning just stunning

Anne said...

So pretty, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colourway and all the details, fantastic shows Sue X X X

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, gorgeous colours

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the colour and the Dies you have used on this card...beautiful!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

This card is just my cup of tea lol xx colours are gorgeous and it just pops xxx love yvonne bennett xxs

hettygarlick said...

This is so pretty and it's good that you were able to rescue it!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh so elegant and classy - absolutely gorgeous!
Doreen R

June Horrocks said...

Just like to thank you for a lovely weekend of demos and the showing of your stunning work
Today's card is truly beautiful love the dies and the circles are brill thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, more dies I need just love this background die.
Enjoyed the shows, looking forward to seeing what John does with your dies.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue , I saw you doing the demo for this card and thought it was gorgeous, love the aqua card, so clean and fresh.
I missed your shows,yesterday as I was at a scrapbook crop so will watch it on catchup.
Thankyou for sharing your wonderful talent.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well I wouldnt have known about your damage as it looks stunning and I look forward with catching up on your shows. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card, enjoyed your shows.
Anne xo

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Special Friend Sue,
Another Day And Another Extremely Exquisite Card Made In The
Most Stunning Of Beautiful Colours, In The Coconut White And The Fabulous Aqua.
Such Beautiful Summer Colours.
I Love The Daisy Burst Embossing Folder You've Used, Also The Extremely Fabulous
Double Pierced Rectangle Die I Love Mine The Only Ones I Need To Get Is The Circle Ones...
The Awesome "Zurich Die" So Very Beautiful, Who Could Forget Those Outstanding
Extremely Exquisite Poppies They Are Truly Stunning.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This Fantastic Card, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration, I Can't
Begin To Tell You What This Means To Me!!!! And How Much I Truly Appreciate This Wonderful Blog....
Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Great Care.....

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

This Swiss dies are beautiful, the aqua card is a favourite of mine and poppies are my number 1 flower, so this is a definite favourite design for me

June x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.
Smashing card this morning. I love the colour combo. Still getting the hang of making frames as I get confused easily on what ones I need to use from set a & b then they get mixed up as I get untidy lol.

Well ladies. Today some of dads ashes are getting buried in the cemetery along side my gran and grandpa. The rest is to be distributed between several places that him and his partner Kate used to visit and I'll keep a little for myself.
Then the next few days will be clearing out his flat :-(

Thanks again to Norah. Diane, Myra, pam Yvonne g, Laine 1972, p in Wales, wheely bad and Lynda b and anyone else who has left me kind words etc xx

Love to all xxx

SueJ said...

Really lovely card, the Aqua card sets the dies off perfectly.
I enjoyed your shows especially the demos. Thanks Sue.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and with its new frame you would never know it had been damaged. Loved all your demos and hope it won't be too long before you're back, I only watch when it's you!!
Thanks Pam, Sarah enjoyed the girls day out, some new clothes for her and a few toys as well
Elaine glad you had a good nights sleep and you enjoyed your little break
Nanna Tina it's great to hear Mick has found his appetite
Wheelybad my fingers are crossed for Mr W today
Tracy as always comforting hugs for you

Hugs and best wishes everyone

sandy acland said...

Absolutely stunning!

sandy (tort)

Deborah Artliff said...

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

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
watched your wonderful shows and the cards you made were all amazing.
Rolf xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours and beautiful intricate die cuts.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, the aqua always looks so delicate. I'm amazed your samples always look so tidy after the journey they have and of course the delicate touch of baggage handlers. You wouldn't think to look at them they have travelled so far so to have just one that became damaged in transit is a record surely! Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Elaine thank heavens you had a good nights sleep, I hope andrewsiron levels have improved. XXXX
Tracey that's a lovely idea to share your dad around. Take your sister and pleanty of tissues with you to the flat, you will laugh, cry have lots of lovely do you remember moments and just wish you had another 10 minutes with dad to find out the story behind little things you find. Don't be too ruthless, you can always resort when it's not so raw. Sending you a hug xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue and Thank You for a gorgeous card in beautiful aqua and white, I love it. The frame is perfect and I appreciate the tips on creating it as I have, thanks to a sale, only recently purchased the Noble squares and rectangles. I have played a little with them but this will now give me another wasy of using them.

Take care those in the South with all that sunshine & heat, can you spare a little for us 'up North'? Overnight rain, low cloud and very clammy here, the washing will take forever to dry.


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Just beautiful. Aqua is still my favourite. SueL x

Pussycats said...

Breath taking card , love the aqua colours. I love how the poppy flowers have a different look using a different colour. I have enjoy watching your demos the past couple of days and want to say thank you for all hints and tips and hard work.

Anonymous said...

Watched you making this card and loved it. another need collection!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card. I love the new frame and the colour and don't the poppies look completely different to the red poppies from the other days card? Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Paula said...

A beautiful card Sue, and in one of my favourite colours, on a day like this it looks lovely and cool as well as beautiful. (And I was the one who was moaning last week about the weather being dull, dismal and wet!)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I'm late posting today been painting the garden fence!!!! Today's card is gorgeous the poppy is definitely at the top of my list for my next purchase. I love the colours you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Now that's what I call a frame!!! It's beautiful and showcases your lovely focal point perfectly! So far I've only seen one Show! I fell asleep on the chair watching the second! Believe me you didn't bore me I was just tired having had a long busy day!
Elaine - so pleased you had a good night's sleep. Long may it continue!
Tracy - you are very welcome my dear! I am from Ayrshire and I miss it's lovely coastline! Ok it can be wet - but lovely when the sun shines!
Diane is right! She isn't often right mind you but in this case she is! ( it's ok I know Diane!) I found 2 little Wade penguins in Mum and Dad's house . I had brought them back from a school day trip to Edinburgh Zoo! They cost 9d each ( yes old money) . Mum had treasured those! Tears but another treasured memory! Thinking of you as you tackle what is a difficult job but rewarding too!
Sun shining here today and it's very warm! Hope we all get some eventually!
Love to all, Myra x

sued99 said...

Such a pretty card. I really like the colours.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Well this card is gorgeous. Lovely colour, lovely frames, lovely flowers and other dies. I suppose I think it's just lovely altogether.

Unfortunately I have still not seen Sue's shows other than the first one, but do have them recorded so will watch as soon as I can. I didn't even get chance to comment yesterday, but have read the comments today. Looking forward to hearing Yvonne's conversation with Sue along with the demos.

Tracy, I am so pleased that you are taking comfort from everyone's kind words and comments on the blog. The next few days will be tough as you clear out you Dad's flat. As Diane G said, you will cry and you will laugh at things you find that trigger funny memories. In time though you will be able to think of your Dad without the heartbreaking moments of his final weeks, and instead recall all the lovely happy times you shared over many years. I hope you are managing to look after yourself properly too during this time of sadness. Thinking of you and sending extra comforting hugs to help you through the next few days.

Love Helen xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. Missed the shows as I was on the golf course but did look on line. Fab cards.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. Missed the shows as I was on the golf course but did look on line. Fab cards.

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty and I love the colour. xxx

gailgale said...

I love this card!
I loved watching the demo.
I wasn't going to buy this back ground die because I am really not a heart person and I didn't think I would use it except for Valentines. It just looked like a bunch of hearts to me.
But after seeing your demo's and all your cards on Huchanda, I am definitely buying this die. I now see the versatility in it.
I have fallen in love with it.
See what your demos do to me!!!!!
They make me spend more money!!!!
I love it.
Thank you

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Oh Sue my favorite colour scheme again.
I just love this card --- beautiful

Susan White said...

Love the colours Sue, and it would make a beautiful photo frame! Susan x

Jean said...

A most beautiful card!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have git my internet back at last. Yippee. A very pretty card again today without being too over the top. As I have these dies I must have a go at trying to replicate it, although usually I make them a bit smaller. Lets see what happens.


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue

gr karin van eijk

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... Adorable card!! Love very much the aqua and white colours and all the design is so sweet!!

barbara macaskill said...

This is so lovely! I adore the blue and that flower with bow is darling!! TFS!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a pretty, delicate looking Card, lovely colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card - cool and crisp. I enjoyed your shows on hochanda.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card today sue x my favourite colours x the frames are fantastic and I seem to use one on almost every card now x I do still get in a cafuffle about which to put with which but I'm sure I just need more practice x I've thoroughly enjoyed your shows sue and hope you will be adorning our tv screens again soon x
Tracy sending you an extra big hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

ursula said...

I just love these wide borders and I too get confused sometimes on how to achieve it...the result, a most beautiful the subtle colours Sue....luv Ursula xx

Susan Mitchell said...

What a lovely card. Would love a video on how you made this one please xx

lritchie said...

Hi Sue Lovely card Sue, the aqua is gorgeous.

Lori from Canada

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
at last I managed to catch your shows on tv, I have some of your wedding dies so I'll have to get them out again.

Love everything about this card.

Sending love and hugs to all


Val Jones said...

Love this Sue and in my favourite colour.
LoVe Val in Spain x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A Lovely card I recorded your shows and will be watching them later.
Margaret xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning card today shows of your dies beautifully -doesn't need anything else said!!!!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Loved watching you make this card on TV.
Rosemary xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love this card Sue and loved all your shows. I wasn't keen on the last bundle but can't afford those anyway. Looking forward to buying some favourites in September.
Tracy, I wish you all the best for the task ahead. Thankfully you have your sister to share the tears and laughter. Hugs.
Yvonne, you sound so lovely just as I thought reading your comments here. Apart from your rivalry with Laine of course :) You are both so funny.
Laine, don't forget to craft with all these lovely new dies you are acquiring my lovely.
I ham having quite a sad day, firstly it would have been my Mum and Dad's anniversary today if he had still been with us so we went out for lunch at one of his favourite spots. Service was very slow and then the food wasn't as good as the prices led you to believe.
Secondly I found out about the death of a friend. We met through the internet but had spent several weekends together. She was so unlucky first she got a rare breast cancer and the an even rarer cancer caused but part of the treatment she had. She was such a wonderful human who tried so hard to educate and fund raise for her cause. She was younger than me too. Cancer is so cruel.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Eunice said...

I loved your demo with Charlie on Hochanda. The color combo in this card is fantastic. Love the Swiss set of dies!!!!

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and your crafty crew
Well what a wonderful Monday card this is in just love everything about it Sue
Not commented over the weekend as I have been a bit busy brother needed picking up from hospital he is OK had a hip replacement
Now the hard work begins for him with the dreaded physio
Hugs to all that need one
Love Theresa G xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a bonnie card Sue and i just love that soft aqua colour against the white and must admit to it being one of my need to have at all times, it makes such a soft glow to your eyes and doesn't have the harshness that the deeper aqua has. What a beautiful card, would it not make somebodies day this dropping through their letter box. Thank you Sue for such a stunning inspirational piece to set us up for the week ahead. I hope that you had a lovely time on the shows over the weekend, i have them taped to watch in peace when O.H. goes back to work tomorrow because otherwise he will be saying to me "i don't know why you're watching that lot as you don't need anymore dies" and that's even if i'm just watching to get new and fresh inspiration.
I have been away through to Livingston near Edinburgh(well it was the way Kirsten took me this morning) for anyone who doesn't know and what a lovely place the designer outlet is. I got myself a new Radley large pocket bag for £36 instead of £109, it should have been £45 but it had another 20% off it today so a bargain. I also got 2 new pair of trousers out of M&S outlet at less than half price so i was a very happy bunny. Harry decided to make big eyes at this baby girl that he got his wee heart set on as he was showing off what a big boy he was eating his dinner and drinking his juice while she scattered to the four winds in the food court. Then we seen two little tinies that were brand new so he was putting his finger up at his lips and going shuuuust because i was making too much noise according to the bold Harry. This is because when we see the new babies i always go shuuuuusst to him because the baby is sleeping so he is being a wee copy cat. Kirsten had a rare time with the gift vouchers that Harry had gotten for his birthday that she put all together and went to the Next sale, so got some things in the outlet next and some in the Next shop sale plus what she had already got for him online. I don't think i have seen a baby that has more clothes than he does and he's not getting the wear out of them because she has bought him so much. I know kiddies go through a lot of changes but there has to be a limit on how much they actually need. We got her friend a bright Barbie pink Ted Baker purse down in their sale but it was still dear, her friend is getting her husband to pay for it for her. I am now dead beat so i think that i will have a few 40 winks.
Tracy flower, sending hugs sweet lass to help keep your strength up for this next task that unfortunately has to be done, i am still going through Mum's things that i just couldn't face at the time so i do know and understand just what a difficult task it can be. I hope that you can find some happy memories in your dad's things as they are going to help you get through the difficult task ahead of you.
Elaine, glad you had a lovely time away and that you have come back to peace perfect peace, long may it continue for you flower and if it doesn't try and keep in mind what we said to you as you shouldn't have to leave your home because of a new neighbour, so i have my fingers crossed for you flower. I hope that Andrews iron levels start rising because apart from anything else it would make him less tired. Sending hugs down your way flower just to keep you going.
Hugs to Tina Eldridge and Claire, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family flower.
Crafty hugs being sent to all that need, want or could do with them
Norah (Glenochil)

DeeDee7770 said...

Good afternoon Sue. It's a beautiful sunny day and I just got at my email and blogs. Such a beautiful card today. The colour is gorgeous giving the card a cool look. The detail is amazing and those poppies are a lovely touch. Such a beautiful card for a beautiful day. See you tomorrow!

Janet Wilson said...

Fab card, looks even better than on TV!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
You would never guess that the card had to have some tlc from you before making its TV's beautiful, Sue! Sadly I missed the shows so am going to have to see if I can find a re-run of them.
Healing thoughts to all our friends who are in need of them right now and crafty hugs to everyone.
Bejay xx

Suebak said...

Love the depth that you have on this card. Great shows from John today on Hochanda.

Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful, gorgeous die-cuts and beautiful colours.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Oh I must buy some of the aqua card and also have ago at frames I have both square sets so I've no excuse and it's Mum's birthday next month so will give one ago, I have just ordered the poppy dies and mum loves them so my card idea is taking shape
Congratulations to yesterday's winners my Sunday disappeared, had carers, physio and OT today but it has been far too warm for Mick he has the ceiling fan and stand fan going, had a visit from baby Ashton and his big brother and sister, I made a spag bol today and mick enjoyed it, his ramp came today so getting him outside will be easier once the sling hoist has been delivered he can then go in his chair or wheel chair need to find my parasol then he can sit outside, he can then help me in the garden telling me what's flowers or weeds as there are a few tubs that need sorting and I do not have green fingers.
Tracy I still have a lot of my dad's things so does mum so take your time even if you do as I did and just box it all and take it home to go through when your ready
Thank you all for your kind words and wishes
Happy crafting
Love and hugs
Love Tina xxxx

liz spooner said...

I nearly purchased this Swiss background now I wish I did.xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Who would have believed that this card had been previously damaged because the repair job is seamless. I loved this particular demo because it incorporated a detailed explanation as to how you use the rectangles and I really need to get my head round that concept otherwise I won't be able to fully appreciate their uses when I eventually get them delivered. The Swiss background is stunning and the aqua/ white colour choice is inspired, it really suits the delicate filigree detailing of the die. Cutting the Zurich die, how bold! I'm still a bit reticent at cutting your beautiful dies but when the results are as stunning as this what choice do I have?:-) A gorgeous card and a fabulous demo Sue, many thanks and I will be trying to recreate this when I receive my bundles later this week.
I'm pea green with envy that so much of the UK is enjoying some sunshine today because predictably Stirling has spent most of the day under a cloud:-( Hopes for better tomorrow though and maybe a spot of sunbathing:-).....not an endless stream of washing like some saddos I could mention , Yvonne:-)
Lorraine, yep, I gave in and bought the circles bundle today to add to yesterday and Saturdays offerings so my bank account is is my mum.......I promise to actually use the dies very soon because Sue gave me plenty of ideas so I have no excuse!
Sorry that you've had a tough day and your meal wasn't a success, it was a lovely thought though. My condolences for your friend , I can see you're going to miss her greatlyxxx
Wheely bad, I hope Mr W s interview went well today, fingers crossed for some good news:-)
Elaine, glad you had a peaceful night though maybe you should keep a diary of incidents just in case you need to take it further. Hope Andrew can improve his iron levels with some good grub:-)
Tina, it would be great if you could get Mick outside for some fresh air and help with your weeding, I'm not very green fingered either and would need all the help I could get:-)
Yvonne, are your feet touching the ground again yet? I bet you milk this for all that it's worth you little minx, I'm clearly not in your league when it comes to bribery and corruption.....even I could be persuaded to like you if you offered me white chocolate fudge so what chance does Sue have? I'm not a baker, my limits stretch to a rice pudding and that's not really transportable to Ally Pally. I'm going to rely on the fact that Sue is clearly an honourable woman who can't be seduced by gifts and treats and who judges others purely on their personality, warmth and this respect you are scuppered my dear, I will be no.1 after Sue meets me, it's inevitable:-)
Hugs to all my blog buddies, hope you are enjoying some sunshine wherever you may bexxx

Crafty hugs


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and that frame is amazing!!!

Really enjoyed all your shows Sue, great inspiration with the Shadow Box Dies.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
Love this card Sue it's so fresh looking & the colour of the card is beautiful I must put that on my AP list.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Tracy how lovely to share your dads ashes around. Take your time sorting dads things out take your sister don't do it on your own
As others have said you will cry & laugh at memories happy & sad times. Sending you & your sister Great Big Hug's Lynda xxxxx

Wheelybad hope Mr W got on well today how are you good I hope big Hug's Cuddles for Billy.xx

TIna glad Mike is enjoying his dinners. Will be good for to get out in the garden Hug's for you both xx

Elaine glad you had a nice time away Hope Andrew's iron levels get sorted out. Hug's for you both xx

Pat L I'm pleased SARAH enjoyed her day out & got some new clothes & toys she really deserves it. Hug's xxx

I had a sad start to the day my Annie ( Shitsu) we had to say goodbye to her as she was really struggleling to breathe & wouldn't take her tablets the last couple of days Terry took her to the vet & they said she was exusted & it was kinder too say good bye. :0((

Brenda Lello said...

Oh Wow Sue, This is one gorgeous card. I LOVE all of the dies you have used, the Aqua and White are just perfect together.
This is one very lush card. Love all of it - if you hadn't guessed already!!!
Love Brenda xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

IVY Cheong said...

A beautiful card yet again, love the aqua card. I just love all your awesome inspiration. Hugs, Ivy C x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so pretty and utterly beautiful, i adore the colour
and that goegeous die which i have still need to buy.
Absolutely love this one.

Betty McAlister said...

Sue this is a stunning card. Love everything, all the dies, bow and the aqua and white, gorgeous. X

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx haven't been able to watch your shows yet as I've been away for the weekend, hope to see them on catch up xx love Kim D

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx haven't been able to watch your shows yet as I've been away for the weekend, hope to see them on catch up xx love Kim D

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, love the colour it's lush!!! Seen some of your shows still catching up!!!
Fabulous demo's thankfully!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Meant to say thankyou

nzillingworth said...


Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Love this shade of blue!! Gorgeous!
Moxie Craftie

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Did see it on one of your shows. Must try these frames. Thank you for all you share with us.

Vie Carter said...

a very pretty card Sue


Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
Oh My! this is absolutely beautiful, and my favourite colour.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

julie laz said...

Oooooooor sue this is it, I love it sue, can't wait to get them die's
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