Sunday, 3 July 2016

Thinking Of You

 Good Sunday morning all!  I found this colour card in a shop in Florida and just loved it so had to jump right in and use it!  Not sure what it is called but it is sort of a cross between a raspberry and a grape colour (not that my photography clearly shows that!)  I used the decorative die from the Brussels die set set vertically in the upper portion of the card and the decorative die from the Atlas Mini Striplet set horizontally in the lower portion of the card.  I adhered it to a piece of milk card so it showed through the cut out areas.  Next I cut the Zurich die out of milk card and backed it with milk card as well.  I cut the die in half and took a bit out of the centre, reassembled it into a more square sort of shape, then mounted it in a diamond orientation in the centre of the Brussels die cut.  I cut the Gillian die out of milk card next and added it to the centre.  This die hid the cut lines nicely from the reassembly of the Zurich die.  I stamped mt sentiment from the Petite Lavish Sentiment set and cut it out with the centre of the Gillian die.  I inked lightly around it with the Lilac whisper Colour Cloud and mounted it in the centre.  Finally I added a small floral poppy element atop a silk ribbon bow (from my stash).  The card was then completed with a pierced milk mat, a thin coloured mat to match and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.

Due to the recent blog launch, there is no comment game this week, but don't forget to check back tomorrow afternoon for the list of die winners!  I am hoping to get all the drawings finished and posted by mid afternoon!  All for now, Sue x











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156 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colour of the card too.
Elaine, glad both boys are home, I'm so sorry Andrew is not well. He has been through such a lot lately, he needs time to recover.
Tracey, this is the hardest thing for any child to watch with a parent. Your dad will appreciate everything his girls are doing for him, but you have to be careful too. You are still recovering yourself. Just be there for him and treasure your time together. I'm glad you got the legal side sorted.
Lorraine hope you get your problem sorted soon.
Tina and Mick, Pat and Sarah, still sending big hugs and to all on the blog.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Lovely card and I love the colours. Thanks for sharing Sue.
D x

hollyberry said...

Really gorgeous card,love that colour.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and a lovely colour .
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you for sharing your talent with us tracyw xxps going to try to watch your shows today live not on catch up xxxxxx

DeCor said...

I can see why you had to have this card stock. What a stunning colour madequate of course more beautiful with the way you used your great dies. Love how the background is done by using the two different dies. The Brussels die is particular favourite of mine they all are beautiful together. Thank you again for your inspiration

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Can see why you liked this colour. JJxx

auscrafts said...

Stunning card ,great colours

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, I love the colours as well.
Have a great day
Maggie

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, lovely colour Thank you.
Thank you too for all your hard work and time you put in for our pleasure.
Great shows yesterday too.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, gorgous card!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a stunning colour you have used here, such richness, and a variety of dies too, you would never believe it would you.

Thinking of everyone today especially:
Tracey and your Dad, I know it is very hard for you and all the family but treasure these moments together.
Elaine sorry to hear that Andrew is not well again but he will get there.
Lorraine hope you get your problem sorted soon.
Tina and Mick
Pat and Sarah

I have so enjoyed your shows on Hochanda this weekend Sue, you truly are a gifted crafter and teacher, nothing seems to faze you at all.

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

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love how you show that we don't always have to use the cutting edge of your dies.
Tracy, glad that you got the legal bits sorted, I hope that you can now concentrate on spending time with your Dad. Elaine, pleased that both your boys are home. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Like you, I love the colour of this cardstock, so very rich and a great contrast with the milk card! The dies and design are beautiful, any recipient would know that they were VERY well thought of! X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love the colour. I am thinking it could be called mulberry for some reason but can't say why! It's early. The silk ribbon bow looks lovely also.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love the colour of the card you have used
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Nice card today Sue, lovely colours,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This colour makes a nice change, and I love the Gillingham die
Pat x

Karen Derbyshire, said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the colour.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love that colour very unusual x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue,this card is stunning I love all the dies you have used and I do like the colour
KathyB x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue in a gorgeous colour.
Jan
Northampton

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Special Friend Sue,
Truly Tremendous Card, I Just Love This Extremely Exquisite Card The Colur
That You've Used Its Just So Very Rich And Extremely Opulent.
Also Using The Richness Of The Plum Card Works Exceptionally Well With The Milk Card.
I Love The Dies You've Chosen To Use To Make Today's Outstanding Card
Sue I Have So Much Enjoyed Watching You On Hochanda It's Been Just So Great
You Share All Your Outstanding Tips And Techniques With Us.
Sue Thank You For Today's Stunning Very Beautiful Card And Thank You For
The Inspiration I So Very Much Appreciate It....
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Care.....

Jane Franklin said...

Beautiful colour combination on this card and love the lace effect in the background. Altogether lively, thank you. Luv jxxx

freedom99 said...

Hi sue beautiful card as alays. Live this colour maybe something you could add to your range?

All the best pauline (freedom99)

freedom99 said...

Hi sue beautiful card as alays. Live this colour maybe something you could add to your range?

All the best pauline (freedom99)

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Can't wait for the drawings, and keeping my fingers crossed to win one of those beautiful dies!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and beautiful colour. I must use the striplets insert dies more like you have done, so effective.
Hugs, Rose

hettygarlick said...

A gorgeous card and that colour is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A stunning card. Love the way you have used all the different dies and then you have done your trade mark and cut into one to change its shape. I was a bit unsure about doing this the first time but true to form you made it so easy for me and i was pleased with the end result lol. The Gillian is my favourite of the moment its just so delicate and lacey. I can see why you needed this colour card stock its gorgeous. Enjoyed all your shows over the weekend and learned a few new techniques. You are such a talented and inspirational lady a true professional and i love it when something goes wrong you never shy away and try and hide it you just tell us to use it and hide it with a embellishment or just through it away its just a piece of card lol. Hope you had a great time doing your shows it looked like you were having a lovely time. Take care Sue and a BIG thank you for a brilliant weekend of shows.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today Sue! I can see why you wanted that card as it is a lovely colour. Great use of the different dies and I love the little poppy. Debra x

Chris Curry said...

This is a very intricate looking beautiful card. Love it Sue, thank you. Xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

lilian said...


Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the new colour, and the flower.
Have 4 hours of your shows to watch, yippee.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Karen Drew said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the colour
At a wedding all day yesterday so going to catch up with yesterday's shows later.
Luv
Karen xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and the background colour card is striking, I will be watching reruns of your shows on catchup, thank you so much for all your hard work, tips and inspiration X X X

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I can see why you had to have this colour card. It has made a lovley card. Very pretty.
Anne M xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue and i can see why you were drawn to the grape coloured card stock xx hazel

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies are amazing. I can see why this card leapt into your basket. I was so naughty yesterday at the Newbury Craft show I bought the singling die with the village scene and some of the treat holders. I am looking forward to using them. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card, love all the dies you've used here and hope you've managed to track down the manufacturer of that sumptuous wine cardstock, we need it in the Foundations range!..

Izzy

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I love your clever use of dies on this card ,and the colour is very eye catching making a very opulent beautiful card .
Andrew says " Thank you all for the good wishes, he likes to think he has a team of lovely ladies rooting for him "

Take Care all and big hugs.
Elaine H X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very opulent card today & the colours are superb. The way you use your dies are superb & it encourages us to push ourselves to play with our dies, thanks for all your inspiration. Yvonne xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the colour and the dies look stunning together. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely colour card, Sue, very 'wine' as Izzy says. But being a near teetotal veggie (yes, v.boring), perhaps pale aubergine??!! Love that Gillian die, altogether fab!
As ever, Pam has said it all so perfectly - so just sending hugs - especially.....
Tracy, Andrew, Mick, Sarah, Lorraine F, Wheely and the two sparring partners.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This colour is fabulous, very decadent. This card is so, so, beautiful, the die-cuts used look stunning, and at first glance the central die-cut looks like a 'spirograph', really lovely !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

It is a lovely colour and does set off the dies beautiful...

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love this colour card (may have to go to America to get some lol!) the card is gorgeous very regal looking. I've enjoyed watching your shows looking forward to the next time your on.
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the little poppy with a pearl centre.
B xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Very pretty card Sue , all the dies look stunning,
XxRuth

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue another gorgeous card .I agree this is a fabulous colour you have used and the dies are amazing. Enjoyed your shows on Hochanda. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Val Jones said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the colour. So enjoyed your shows on Hochanda the last couple of days.
Love Val in Spain x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the dies and that colour is amazing, well what happened to Saturday how did I miss visiting, in between carers, district nurses and I did have a play with my new Christmas dies, I love them I forgot to visit, congratulations to Betty on winning card.
Mick was having alot of what he calls spasms which are painful so I was topping his meds up with oramorph, his recliner chair was delivered but he has a sore on his bottom so needs to stay off his bun as much as he can.
Tracy sending you the biggest of hugs I have had to get power of attorney for my Mum along side a DN and a general power of attorney for Mick as he cannot do anything for himself it is heartbreaking watching the ones we love suffer so much, Norah Mick has been home nearly 3 weeks and it is a lot easier for me and the family to the lady with both sons not well I send huge hugs it's hard when you want to be in 2 places at the same time
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the well wishes, hugs and thoughts it means so much to me having you all out there
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card and stunning colour! Loved your shows yesterday.
Anne xo

doreenj said...



I do like oblong cards and this is fabulous!!!




Doreen x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the colour of card you found in Florida.

Michele

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a sunny Sunday morning, hopefully it will stay that way have the monthly shop to do. Stunning card my mum would have loved that colour its so rich and the whole layout and design are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

joyceone said...

Hi Sue, Superb card and fantastic colours. Think I will need to get some and not always do neutral colours.

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card.

Scottydog said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colour of that card! Thank you Sue.

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue - love the colour.

Anne (Northampton)

Narrowboat girl said...

A most unusual colour Sue, I love it & a fantastic looking card. Have just watched all you shows on Hochanda & you got my creative juices flowing. Had a crafty afternoon with my mum & we just had to get the gilding flakes out

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love it

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card and gorgeous colours!
So beautiful!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
From a sunny Kent. Beautiful card, and the card colours is gorgeous can see why you liked it.
Clever use of dies.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Kate's Cards said...

Very bold! xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
I can see why you had to have the card it is a beautiful colour,love the way you have used it to make this card it is stunning.
Thank you
Haven't watched your shows yet, we have had family staying ,so I can catch up later when it's quite again,
Best wishes
Karen M

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, Nice to know that you are like the rest of us when we go away....... find the nearest craft shop and buy even more card etc. Lovely colour and I do like the way you have integrated those dies. Very clever. Hugs xx P Austen

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a delightful card, I love just everything about it.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card, The two colours go together beautifully.
Regards,
Evis M.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card. I can see why you liked the colour it is very regal. Thank you fir all your shows over the weekend. Really enjoyed them.

Love Rosemarie X X

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Enjoyed watching your demos on Hochanda the last three days, hope you are back on soon. Live the colour of this card
Ginnie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh what a beautiful coloir, no wonder you couldn't resist. Gorgeous card too

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the colour of this card, it is very rich looking. After watching your shows
on Hochanda I think I need the Gillian die!
Rosemary xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue what a pretty card I love the colour it's gorgeous & the Gillian die is so detailed & delicate

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love the colour of the card also, would look nice as part of the Fondation range or even in a pearlescent finish too which may I add is just fantastic in every way! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just adore the colour combination you have chosen for this card. It's very royal. Have caught up on your amazing Hochanda shows and am stunned by the diversity of your dies. So many I need to buy, especially the Gillian one here. Thank you for all your time and inspiration. I won't have wifi at all next week so will be suffering withdrawal symptoms! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the colour, I don't have any Belgium Dies but the Maggie Die will have to do!
Enjoyed the shows!
Love Marg

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card again sue and I love that colour x really enjoyed your show yesterday and as soon as I've done the ironing shall watch them again on catchup x no one speaks to me all day and as soon as your shows start phone rings , doorbell goes , and the kids want a long conversation about what they would like to do with their lives !!!
laine we all know your sues number one fan x
Yvonne we all know your sues number one fan too x
Sending lots of healing hugs to tracy and dad, elaine and your sons , tina and mick and anyone else who needs one xxx
Theresa

fame01 said...

Morning Sue
I love that colour card its stunning the card is beautiful to
Hugs Sarah xxx

Alison Thorne said...

Gorgeous colour for the card Sue - you'll have to see if you can add it to your stash. No comment prize, but that doesn't stop us from making comments to let you know we are all still here and pop into your blog daily. Thank you for sharing xx

SueJ said...

A really pretty card Sue.
The dies used are lovely together.
Really like the background colour card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's another beautiful card Sue,

gr karin van eijk

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I agree, the card is a gorgeous colour. I decided I do not need any more flower dies but watching your shows and Julia's blog today, your poppy dies are a must have. SueL x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, and I like the colour.
Take care, Jess xxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. This card has a really nice design and although I don't have these dies I have just taken delivery of the Sydney die from your Australian collection and it has given me an idea of something that I could do with this die. Thank you

Lisbeth

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very feminine with all the intricate lacy detail and the flowers.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and what a gorgeous colour! Thanks for sharing.
My heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone who is suffering at the moment in whatever way.
Hugs.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card loving the colour so vibrant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Muriel Kelly said...

Hey Sue and all
beautiful card again, love the dies but with my fanatical collection I don't have any of them :-(
Good luck for tomorrow's draw, your generosity is amazing Sue
hugs
Muriel X

Anonymous said...

Really lovely coloured card Sue. Your head must be spinning with all your inspiration! Every card has a different twist on it. Sure hope you keep them coming.
V C Cumbria x

Clare Powell said...

Very pretty card, love the colour of the purple card. Have a good day x

carol quinn said...

Really beautiful card, love the colour too!
Carol.quinn

Gillyflower said...

An absolutely stunning card Sue! I love your new card and the whole thing is just beautiful! I expect that all of us are keeping our fingers crossed, until tomorrow afternoon! Hugs Gilly x

Yorks butterfly said...

Fabulous Card Sue, and what a beautiful colour.
Wendyx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love that striplet, must get my striplets out and play!! Loved your show yesterday and congratulations to Anne for the lovely bag and to Rose for the brilliant Christmas card shown.
Elaine good to have your boys home and closer together must make it a bit easier on you
Nanna Tina thinking of you and hope Mick gets to use his new recliner soon
Norah hope Rory feeling better
Tracy sorry your dad didn't get home from hospital, my heart breaks for you and your sister. Sending you comforting hugs

Sarah, Michael and their mum and dad are going to a hotel near Dublins Phoenix Park for a few days with trips to Tatyo Castle and the zoo. A wee treat as schools have finished for the summer and before my son has to go back to work.

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Annie Pennington said...

Absolutely love the colour of the card Sue. Lots of detail in this beautiful card. Love the decorative centre die, It's so detailed.

Enjoyed yesterday's shows. Lovely to see pics from Rose, and Anne's bag was gorgeous.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.

Annie P
xxx


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Having awful bother with Internet but I'm trying - Maureeen will say very trying!!
Beautiful card, lovely colours - a real picture!
Tracy - I see from Pam's introduction that you are having more problems - sorry can't get access for long enough to be more specific! Sending you and Dad big hugs! Hope you are feeling stronger physically.
Nanna Tina - love to you also and your family.
Special hugs for brave Sarah!
Myra xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a bonnie card Sue and i can see why you liked the colour of the card that you have as it is not as deep as the aubergine, mauve, or plum card that is already in the card stock pallet, it is a sort of soft form of them. It goes nicely with the milk coloured card that you have used. I'm doing really well in the die stakes today as i have a total of none of today's beauties to even try this out, sorry Sue but i can admire from a far. We have a lovely point at this moment in time up here at the ochils but how long it will last for is another question entirely, so i hope that you are having a wee bit of a rest before starting to create once more. THank you Sue for a gorgeous card and for such a whirlwind tour of your new creations this week.
Oh Tina, i know it will be hard for you having Mick at home while he still hasn't returned to how he was, but it is great news that you have him home and i can only hope that Mick will get better each day even if it is only slightly. Oh how i wish we could have seen the light in his eyes when he got to hold his brand new grandson. I remember when i had Kirsten the look in my daddy's eyes when he held her, terrified mind you that he would drop her, but oh that sparkle that lit up his eyes was wonderful. I'm still sending you and Mick hugs flower just so that you know there is someone thinking of you.
Elaine, i'm glad that Darren can see the funny side, but i don't think the laughter will do his stitches much good, lol. He will just need to pretend he is on holiday in the Med and go around in his jesus sandels. Andrew is having such a rough time and i think even if he wanted to, it will be hard for him to eat any amount of food. With both boys out of hospital now will make it a lot easier on you although i doubt if it will stop you worrying. Sending you and your two lovely boys hugs and i hope that they both recover if what some what slower in Andrews case.
Tracy flower, i found some of the most beautiful people on earth on this blog as they really do care about each other which means so much when you have no one that you can turn to. I'm glad that your sister got dad's mobile phone sorted out but having had so many jobsworths when i was trying to sort out for Dad (because Mum was somewhere else on a different universe) and then for Mum, they don't seem to understand that they are not helping you any in tasks that you have no option but do and they seem to lack basic human compassion, so i so understand your frustration. Please flower now that you have some of the important things done and sorted, just try and enjoy what little time maybe left with your dad. Sending you hugs, love and prayers flower.
Well i don't know how but i woke up this morning thinking it was Monday and couldn't understand why O.H. wasn't away to work like he should have been, well he would have if it hadn't been Sunday. Lord alone knows how i managed it but i totally forgot that there was 7 days to the week, 2 of which make up every normal persons weekend, except Norah's. I have just had a parcel delivered from C&C there which just add's to my confusion, i think i should go back to bed and do the wake up thing again. HAve a good day all that can and sending hugs to those that need, want or could just do with,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Whatever the colour, it makes a lovely card
Marg

IVY Cheong said...

Good Sunday morning Sue, love this colour! Beautiful card once again. Looking forward to the draw tomorrow , fingers crossed, Ivy C x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sumptuous is how I would describe this card, it is lovely. I don't think I would have been able to resist that colour of card either! Both Maggie and Gillian are on my wish list and having enjoyed all of your shows the shadow boxes have now joined them although I think the Christmas set may sneak its way here sooner rather than later.

Well done Anne (bag) and Rose (card) they were both lovely.

Hugs to all who are unwell and bigger hugs for all you carers out there.

Frances

karenlotty said...

What a beautiful colour I'm not a pink person But I love this Beautiful card I have CE milk card and forget to use it! Must play with it

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue, absolutely gorgeous,
Tracy I hope that your dad is coping and you all are managing ok, it must be so difficult for you all,
Nanna Tina I hope Mick is doing small measures to improve and getting a little better each day,
Hug for anyone wanting one, love Johanna

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue you have been busy and just love this card and the colour what ever it is is lovely and right up my street. Thanks for sharing and thank you for all the demos you have done this weekend. Didn't get to see them all but hoping to catch them on catch up. Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

Elaine Ann said...

hi Sue
This is a very pretty card. it shows the dies off beautifully.
Best wishes
Elaine Ann

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and the colors are very nice. I especially love the die in the center of the card....stunning!!!

Have a great day and thanks for all the inspiration.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Paula said...

A very pretty card Sue, and I too love the colour of your American card! :) I must make a note to come back tomorrow afternoon, although I'm sure you'll remind us in the morning. I am sooo absent minded though, I need all the help I can get!
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, I love the colours and the way you have made the Zurich die cut into a square and the Gillian die over the top is so pretty. Great shows over the last few days, thanks for sharing,
Heather

Jennifer Lawes said...

Oh no. Do we have to go to Florida to find the card stock??? Actually, thinking about it, it would be a great idea!
Thanks Sue for all your dies, tips and demos. We appreciate your hard work
Jenny

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the card colour!

Barbara Phillips

Suebak said...

Love the Floridian card colour. The Gillian die is so very attractive. I think it makes the card perfect.

Susan x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

It is a stunning colour of card agreed! Goes really well with the cream colour. It's a stunning card and the Gillian does is the star again. It's a really pretty die, one of my favourite ever I think. Plus Gillian is the name of a good friends late mother who did a lot for me when I was a teenager so it's also special for that reason. She loved bright colours and beautiful patterns and I think she'd have adored this die too! A gorgeous card and given the tasks ahead of me for my brother i need to absorb all I can! I really enjoyed all the shows I saw, 2 hour slots a much better idea I think, watching you do the flowers was a huge help. Looking forward to your next shows already, hugs, T x

Tracy, sending big hugs and good wishes, my heart goes out to you. Hope your dad is comfortable as can be xxx

Pat L, Sarah is a bona fide star, I'm sure she misses her school friends so much when away at hospital. A very brave little girl indeed. Hope her and her parents have a super holiday, big hugs to you all xxx

Nanna Tina, so pleased Mick got a cuddle with the baby, big hugs and best wishes to you both xxx

Elaine, it all happens at once, doesn't it? Hope both your lads will be feeling better soon, big hugs xxx

Norah, hope Rory feels better soon and I hope what he has isn't contagious, big hugs to both of you xxx

Steph, hope you get home ok and that your problems breathing has either righted itself or gets sorted asap, big hugs xxx

Best wishes and big hugs to P, Theresa W, Lorraine F, Maria, Yvonne and Laine (play nice lol) and Lynda- Billy sends wags, woofs and fluffy cuddles too. Memory still getting back on track so if I forgot names I'm sorry.

Little migraines Wednesday turned into big repetitive migraine Thursday and Friday. Ok now but pretty wiped out so I'll love you and leave you here. Big hugs to all and extra big hugs to all that need them. Have a lovely Sunday and I'll see you all soon,

T x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue the coloured card you have used is a very nice shade and highlights the horizontal striplet beautifully love from Jackie xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue the coloured card you have used is a very nice shade and highlights the horizontal striplet beautifully love from Jackie xx

barbara macaskill said...

Would love to get my hands on some of this lovely card! Very pretty! Your card is also quite stunning!! LOVELOVELOVE!

Susan White said...

Such a pretty colour of card - it's sort of a mulberry colour, and just sets off beautifully with the white lace. Hope you have a great Sunday, and that you have some time to relax after all your shows x

Suzzette Yandle said...

I, too, love this "some shade of purple"! Lovely card. I am liking this Gillian die more and more and more!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card today and I love the colours you've chosen for the cards used.
I'm in the second day of trying to rearrange my craft space, which I have to share with a ful size tumble dryer and a small chest freezer. I'm trying to do all this after twisting my back on Thursday getting the dog into the bath tub for a shower, so it's taking FOREVER!!
Yesterday I thought I was going to have to sleep on the inflateable matress in the lounge room because my bed was covered with craft supplies..but I was determed to try to get some kind of decent sleep...so all the supplies ended up on the floor. My bedroom looked like something from one of those hoarders shows lol.
Today, before having to stop with back pain, I actually got the work tops moved and the home made (and very shaky) shelf unit back in place...and I actually found a section of floor!!
I'm determined to try and get it finished tomorrow and if I do I'm giving myself a 'well done' present on Friday...since 2004 my cell phones have all been second hand, mostly gifts from my sis when she upgrades as she's on a contract...I've decided it's about time that I had a brand new one!!! It's pure self indulgence but I think I'm worth it as the next big spend is going on a new carpet and a new lawn...both meaning more hard work lol.
The draw tomorrow is a goal to reach for ma and if I can get the mess I've created almost finished by the time the results are posted, I'll be one very happy crafter as I might even get to do something creative instead of just clearing up and shifting stuff.
Happy crafting everyone, and good luck in tomorrow's draw :)
Bejay xx

ursula said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the colour.....look forward to the draw tomorrow!!! Luv Ursula xx

Jean said...

So very elegant! Love the color!

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

The coloured card is so pretty, as is the design, I love the delicate lacy look from the centre dies too

June x

NancyR said...

Beautiful card and love the color, too. Love my Gillian die and use it for lots of things.

NancyR
Delaware, USA

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I am in love with this die set it has got to be on my to get list
Your card and its colour are beautiful as per usual very pretty indeed
Good luck everyone in the draws tomorrow
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Smashing card just so many things to look at on it. Nice colour too a little different. Loved watching ur shows I'm watching the last one now whilst I'm typing lol I could listen to ur voice all day so relaxing and soothing.

Well ladies. Was up seeing dad this morning. He's had a good nights rest but was quite sick this morning and whilst I was in visiting. I feel there is more coming out than what he's managing to put in!!!
It's heartbreaking. I feel as tho I'm falling apart with grief. I managed my own journey fine so why can't I seem to cope when it's my dad it's strange I can't quite explain how I'm feeling apart from my heart feels as tho it's getting squashed. I'm going As much as I can.

Laine yes it's frustrating to be told not long! But how long is long? My sis and I were kinda told as we badgered a nurse but we don't want to tell anyone else. But to be honest I can't see us getting that I think it's going to be quicker as they don't tell u to come and go as u please at visiting.

Thank u all for understanding. It's nice to know that other people have experienced something similar and that it does get better with time.
But I'm feeling so hard done by this year!!!

Anyways good luck everyone with the draw tomorrow
Love to all xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thankyou for sharing this beautiful card, love the colours(whatever colour it might be)
Marlene O xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card.
Beverley W

DeeDee7770 said...

I don't know what that colour is but I love Ito see a new paper colour in your future Sue. Gorgeous card. Happy Sunday!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, I'd only be too happy to jump on a plane to card hunt on behalf of us all but I think by the time I got there another 100 or so blog lovers would have beaten me to it lol so I'll go along with the idea that you get it copied by the Foundation card manufacturer would that work do you think ? Bet you bought every single sheet in stock to bring back to the UK !!
I need to find out how to catch up with your recent show's as I missed them all I'm really cheesed off about that I can tell ya.
Stunning card Sue, absolutely blooming gorgeous - if I wasn't struggling to already get air into my lungs I'd say you've taken my breath away lol I'm starting to feel quite tired with all this breathing milakie my ribs are aching now, it's ridiculous, so must ring for an appointment first thing in the morning as Thursday it was that bad I nearly hit the deck which gave poor Andy a fright. Anyway I didn't so that's that.
It's so frustrating to see your blog comments have fallen again Sue, I'm so sorry. We know you are our super woman by all you do for us so it really doesn't matter about the comment game, like someone has already mentioned - it won't stop us from commenting so no big deal right ?
Enough from me, so my usual hugs and Sunday smiles coming your way, and hoping to learn more from your inspirational mind when I find out how to catch up (just hope I'm not too late) !!

Hope you're having a good day xxx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and I loved all your recent shows. Can't wait to see you demonstrate the Christmas dies when they are on Hochanda. I promised I wouldn't buy any dies this month but couldn't resist the new Christmas shadow ones. Oh well, life is too short to deprive yourself. Take care. xx

CraftyJo said...

Whatever the colour is...it's lovely :)

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a gorgeous card, I can see why you are so taken with the colour. It's lovely.

I like all the dies you've used today, but the Gillian is singing to me! It looks so nice like this. Obviously I love the poppy, but this little one just looks so cute over the ribbons.

Tracy, so sorry to hear about your Dad and all you are going through. I'm not surprised your heart is breaking. It is perfectly normal to feel as you do. It is always harder to watch those you love suffer than to suffer yourself. I almost died twice in quite a short space of time, and was really ill afterwards, but I always told people that although it had been terrible for me at the time, it was much worse for my husband to live through. He hated seeing me in so much pain and so helpless. I think you have every right to feel hard done by this year. I'm sending you love and hugs to help you stay as strong as you need to be.

Love Helen xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What beautiful card, I love all of these dies, and that colour card certainly is a big WOW. Love it.

Love Brenda XXX

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card and I love this colour of card you found in Florida.

julie laz said...

it's a beautiful colour sue, and what you've done with it is beautiful too, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful colour. I appreciate that the true colour is probably not represented in this photograph but it looks lovely. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Brussels die as I treated myself to the Belgian collection when you were on Hochanda. Very exciting - any new arrival is exciting!
Hope you have managed to have a slowish day today giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the next whirlwind of activities you have in store x
I would like to point out that I did post a comment about yesterdays card but I am a dimwit and posted it on the wrong day. I posted it on Friday's so it looks like I commented twice on Friday and not at all yesterday x
So if anyone is interested in what I had to say for myself yesterday go back to Friday - Maria and Theresa there was a subtle dig at Laine - just to keep you happy x
Tracy - I'm not surprised you are feeling hard done by. Been a tough 2016 for you. I think at times like this we wish there were answers to all those questions we keep asking ourselves especially the question why. Unfortunately we very rarely get answers but in time we find that we slowly learn to accept what is thrown at us and over time it does become easier. Watching someone else going through pain and suffering is so much harder going through it ourselves. I really feel for you hun. Big warm hugs my friend x
Wheely - it is hard to be nice to someone like Laine, who puts herself on a pedestal. I am trying to be nice - honest. Lots of love x
Pat - hope the trip to Phoenix Park is a success and gives some much needed fun family time x
Theresa - please don't humour Laine. I know that the truth hurts but she needs to realise that just because she believes she is favoured over all does not make it bona fide. Lol x
Nana Tina - sending you love and hugs x
Lorraine - thinking of you and sending huggles x
Elaine - hope you are finding things a little less hectic now that both boys are home. Hugs to you and yours x
Maria - unless I have missed your comments I think you have been 'away' from here for a couple of days - hope you are OK. Hugs x
Laine - what mischief have you been up to today? Speak to you Tuesday if I don't speak to you before x
This is quite early for me to comment but I wanted to make sure I got it right and managed to post on the right day - doh x
Have a pleasant evening everyone. At 8.30 I have the pleasure of the Musketeers to look forward to. A little bit of fantasising about rough and ready bearded leather clad men is an enjoyable distraction from the football.
Take care everyone
Love and happy thoughts
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the card and the colours

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a beautiful card I have loved watching your shows. Pat I hope Sarah her brother and parents enjoy their holiday they deserve it. Tracy really worried about you please try to take care of yourself.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours. I seem to have, previously, missed the Gillian die, must investigate that one.
Regards
Dorianne

Suemac said...

Another stunning card

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue.
Another beautiful card and the colour combination is just stunning.

liz spooner said...

Beautiful design and beautiful colour today Sue.xx

Vie Carter said...

I would call this grape, such a lovely colour and the design is so nice

Vie
x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What immediately strikes me about this card is the beautiful purple colour, deep and rich but not as dark as the plum we are used to....what a shame that a trip to Florida would be required to purchase it, not that that is any hardship, quite the contrary but the airfare makes it rather an expensive purchase:-)
The next thing that grabs me is the gorgeous Gillian die, stunning in it's intricacy. Using the Brussels die as a backdrop is ingenious and very effective.....Yvonne will no doubt take great satisfaction in reminding me that she can make this little gem now that she has splashed out on the Belgium collection, whereas I will have to appreciate it from a digital perspective:-(
Lovely card Sue, it really perked up a dull Sunday for mexxxx
Feel so tired today, could gratefully have slept the day away but decided to fight it and soldier on....what a trouper eh?:-)......and had a relaxing afternoon watching the impromptu Wimbledon coverage......feeling quite guilty though, I have a certain someone's birthday card to create as soon as and I just can't find the oomph to get me back into crafting again. What do you do when you have no shortage of dies and products but can't for the life of you motivate yourself to use it? There! I've admitted it! I feel like the crafting equivalent of an armchair sportsman, watching endless YouTube videos and crafting shows but not participating or creating myself.....doesn't stop me buying new stash though even if I have more than I can comfortably admit to:-) A good shake and a kick up the bum is all I need!
Tracy, my heart is breaking for you, you have had more than anyone should have to contend with and even if you have met the challenge with courage and fortitude it is hardly surprising that you find yourself questioning the apparent fairness of your situation. In an ideal world you would be recovering in peace and quiet, planning for the future....but life is imperfect and takes no prisoners unfortunately. Watching your Dad deteriorate, waiting for the inevitable is perhaps the hardest part of this experience. The week before my Dad died when he was fighting paralysis, swine flu, pneumonia and sepsis was harrowing, waiting for that phone call.....when it eventually happened there was a sense of relief, relief that his suffering was over and relief that the uncertainty was at an end. I hope that you don't mind me saying this but hard though it has been to lose my Dad, it was harder to watch him suffer. Sending you a warm hug honeyxxx
Pat, I hope Sarah and her brother enjoy their little break away, they deserve itxxx
Wheely Bad, what do you mean be nice? I'm always friendly and understanding, even with those that don't deserve it:-)
Theresa, I appreciate your acknowledgement of my status but leading on Yvonne could worsen her psychosis, be very careful, she may be dangerous if crossed......:-)
Yvonne, enough already! If it wasn't bad enough that you are trying to usurp my position as Sues favourite....have YOU won the Wednesday card giveaway, weekly comment AND a blog launch die?.......but you have been crowing about buying the Belgian collection to anyone who will listen in the knowledge that I didn't have the funds to buy anything:-( that's cruel in anyone's book! If you are prepared to apologise for hurting my feelings then I may consider speaking to you as planned.......otherwise........:-)xxxx
Hugs to Beth, Rebecca, Jan, Maria, Pam, Frances,Elaine , Linda, Lorraine,P, and anyone in pain or caring for a loved one.

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a stunning card today !!! I, to love the "wine" colour of the cardstock. The Belgian Dies you have used are fantastic. Very pretty. The Gillian die looks great to and I do love the cute little "petite" Atlas die you have used as decoration at the bottom of the card. It looks really pretty and delicate. All of these dies seem to mix and match so well together. The poppies die looks fab. A really lovely perfect finishing touch !!! I loved all of your shows on Hochanda this weekend. Thank you so much for all your hard work. You are an absolute joy to watch on tv and you seem to have so much fun too !!! Gorgeous cards and demos. I had such a wonderful three days Sue and you looked like you did too !!! Thank you Sue for sharing this stunning card today. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Theresa Pace said...

you are right. that card has a lovely hue. and i love that Gillian die, xx

Julie Elli said...

It's like a knitted doily in the centre! Very Lacey and lovely!
Big hug
Julie E

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. I too love the unusual colour of your beautful card today. My first thought was grape but it isn't quite that is it? No matter, it's a beauty for us all to mull over.
Please leave me out of any draw for your gorgeous card etc so others have a better chance. X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card....and what an unusual colour card.....really lovely!!!
Hugs
Sam
xxxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue I have been watching you shows on Catch up today as it was my birthday on Saterday I had lots o gorgeous cards from the lovly friends on Sandras Cotswold crafter blog.some special friends.I had my son Sam & gogeogu grandson Harry down for dinner.He was two last month. Time is just flying by.
Your card is Gorgeous Sue I also love the colour card used.& all the dies.
Love & hug's Lynda Brock Brock xxxx

TRACY my love & heart is breaking for you.
You have been through so much this year. It's harder to wach your dad suffer.
Just be there for him I wish I could take some of your pain away sweetheart.
Sending your Dad some healing Hug's. Sending you some too & your hubby & Sister.
Love & Hug's my dear friend Lynda xxxx

Wheelybad so sorry your Mygraine is coming back my heart goes out to you my friend
Lots of love & Hug's big cuddles for Billy love Lynda xxxx


Big Hug's for all poorly Wilsonetts plenty to go around just help yourself.

Love Lynda xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the colour and the dies,
Di B, x

Sandy H said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the colour.
Take care everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love the design of this card, and a beautiful colour combo. Take care. Bx

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,nice colour card ,Laura O

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A FAB COLOUR. CARD WORKED OUT GREAT TOO
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,

I love the new colour card, I had a lipstick ages ago very like it, I think it was Grape Sorbet(pity it didn't taste like it's name!!!)

It's great how you mix and match all the die sets.

Love and hugs to everyone.

Meg
xxxx