Monday, 8 August 2016

You're Wonderful

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have a cheerful card for a Monday morning.  I started by using a piece of my Classic Elegance Paper Pad for my background.  I cut a smaller strip and matted it with white card and added mounting foam to raise it for a small border on the lower portion of the card.  I cut the Bruges die in white for my focal element in the upper portion of the card.  I cut the inside die from the Antwerp die and layered it up on top of the Bruges die cut.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the small oval from the Antwerp and inked it lightly before adding it to the centre of the card.  I cut a white butterfly from the Magical Butterflies set and added it to the upper corner.  I decorated the lower border with a poppy cut from white card then using a thin marker, I added the lines onto the petals before sugaring it with Iced Snow.  I seated it on some lilac silk ribbon (from my stash) and adding some white heart sprays around it as accents.  The card was completed with white and wisteria mats and
layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a beautiful card, it's lovely. You are wonderful too Sue.
Yvonne, no apologies needed, we all understand how your emotions are all over the place, we are your blog friends and are here to support you when you need us. Thank you Laine for updating us .
Lorraine, please take care, you really don't sound well.
Elaine, I'm glad Andrew was feeling better, how did your day go with grandson.
Tina, thinking of you and Mick.
Myra, I like fed the idea of us all helping out at the Holiday club, I wish.
Hugs to Tracey, Wheelybad and all friends on the blog and missing friends too.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Very pretty card today Sue. I love you your papers.
D x

auscrafts said...

Very pretty card ,beautiful colour

Loraine Jefferis said...

What a beautiful card Sue. I love it. So pretty. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Anonymous said...

Like the flower and bow detail on this card Sue. JJ xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card love the paper pad.
Nancyd xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

What a pretty way to start our day. This first sample of the week is gorgeous Sue. I'm not sure how long I've had your first paper pad but it's still intact with every pretty sheet lol.
Have a lovely day friend xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, I'm so pleased I bought the poppies as they go with everything. Busy day today as we're finally having the carpet fitted and the suite delivered for our lounge, it's the last step after more than 2 years of building work! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I am loving today's card Sue, I have your papers and to be quite honest I have not used them yet because I think I am like many crafters who like them too much and want to keep them for that special card.....................yes we all do it.............anyway with this card you have inspired me to get them out again and make something with them, but I really like the poppy that you have used a little marker to draw the veins down the petals, it looks stunning, love it, got to try that.

Pam I thank you so much for your congratulations. I like going onto lots of peoples blogs, I get ideas, and inspiration from them and like our one Sue it is like a family of friends. Well recently there was a blog hop for Sue Davies of Crafters Companion and her design team for when she launched her new Contemporary Christmas collection. I like hundreds of others entered the hop and eagerly looked to see if I was a winner from the design team but alas I was not successful, however Sara was giving the whole collection (it is massive) away to the overall winner and this would be announced on Hochanda on the Saturday launch programme. I turned in because I really like the collection, lovely silvers, whites and blues, and after a drum roll they announced that I was the overall winner and would get the whole collection. I was totally gobsmacked and did not mention this yesterday morning in case there was another June Smith, but no I had confirmation from Sara that it was me. Sorry this sounded a bit long winded, but I wanted to share my joy with you all.

I had a quick shuftie (slang for reading) through yesterdays comments to catch up on how everyone is, I see that Elaine and Andrew you had your grandson with you I bet that was a laugh, Lorraine you sounded quite poorly I hope you are feeling a little better this morning, Myra count me in with the holiday club (even if I sat and demonstrated all day how lovely that would be), Tina and Mick hope you are all ok, Tracey, Wheelybad and everyone.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love everything about it. I also adore the little markings on the poppy the attention to detail is superb. Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is truly beautiful, love the soft colours and layout. Have a great day. Bx

Humberta Goncalves-Babbitt said...

Good morning, Sue.
This is such a lovely card! I love your paper, so nice to see cards where you use them and here they are so perfect!

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you Sue for brightening up our Monday morning with a beautiful card.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
This is a very beautiful card, like June I did not like to spoil your papers so I had to buy another one.Thank you so much.
Congratulations June I did wonder if it was you, when I watched the show.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card made with your gorgeous papers. I bought two of your paper pads one to use and one to keep how daft is that lol. Loving the bow and flowers with the vein lines drawn in. Have a lovely week Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, I really like the very different looks you get from your poppies each time

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the paper. Still can't bring myself to use mine yet! Like the ribbon also.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card :-) Love the colour combo and the gorgeous poppy.
Congratulations June Smith on your fantastic win! Enjoy :-))
Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card, your papers make such a beautiful pastel background with just the little bit of detail to make them stand out. The poppy is perfect of course, so glad I bought that one, I use it all the time,
Lovely start to the week here, lovely sunny day with that bit of extra warmth in the sun, can almost feel spring coming
Muriel x

gailgale said...

This is really a pretty card. It surprised me that it was yours because I am not used to seeing the printed paper on your cards. Very beautiful though. And I love the way you did the dies.

gailgale said...

This is really a pretty card. It surprised me that it was yours because I am not used to seeing the printed paper on your cards. Very beautiful though. And I love the way you did the dies.

T Simmons said...

This is so very beautiful!

T Simmons said...

This is so very beautiful!

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today. Stunning!
Anne M xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card Sue. Really pretty colour choice.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card,the poppy die is so versatile

Karen Drew said...

Pretty card. The backing paper is lovely.
Karen xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Such a beautiful card today Sue, the colours and shapes are great,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card,pretty poppy and your gorgeous paper,Love it.
Jan x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty.


Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Pretty purple treat, a great start to the week,love the paper pad and that gorgeous flower.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very beautiful card in lovely feminine colours.x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today
I love your paper pads, they are so useful
Pat x

Marion Scott said...

Good Morning Sue. Very pretty card, love it. I also have your paper pad but reluctant to use - just look at it now and then. Congratulations June Smith on your win.
Marion S. xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love everything about it. Your dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dmj said...

Great card, Sue, I do love that poppy!!!

Doreen x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the colour is lovely, and of course the flower.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, delicate colours. Thank you. Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the paper pad.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so me! I love it from the paper pad to the sugaring! Can't stop using your paper pads as they are so delicate in colour and design. I like the way you have made a border too, another great idea to copy! Thank you for constantly coming up with such amazing cards. Sending best wishes

Debs Artliff said...

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

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the delicate Lavender today such a pretty card!
Well done June on winning the Crafters Companion prize.
Love Marg

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Back at you with the sentiment! I love everything about today's card from the background to the embellishments. I love the way you've highlighted the embossing on the poppy!
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card,like the colour & the poppy ,lovely design
Best wishes
Karen M

hettygarlick said...

Such a pretty card. I love the way you've done the poppy Sue, but everything on this card is lovely.

Anne said...

Such a pretty card,Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Beautiful card and lovely colours
Have a good day

Jan.moogie said...

Oh so elegant today and rather beautiful too, love it Sue. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you've used x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card - love your backing paper and the little strip you cut from it at the bottom, certainly adds more interest to the background and I'm sure I can see some microbeads behind the Bruges diecut although you don't mention having used any...

Congratulations June on your stupendous win from CC - have fun playing with it all!


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
somehow it makes me think "Biedermeier era", young girl's bedroom. It is so lovely. Your paper pad is luscious, too.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card, Sue, another take on the poppies and beautiful - so glad I have these.
Yvonne, hard times but hope your friends' treatments go well. Hope Laine is OK?
Hugs to all who need them and to our missing friends.
June - well done!! What a fabulous win, lucky lady.

'P' in Wales

nattyboots said...

WOW! Gorgeous card Sue loving this Poppy Die and your gorgeous papers .

Pam the day went well Andrew enjoyed the sunshine sitting in the garden relaxing with his kindle
Ryan the Grandson had Cheese and Staffordshire Oatcakes for breakfast his favourite with tomato sauce , then went to play at a friends house till lunch time he then went on my laptop until Dad and Sister arrived , They had a good day too Dad getting 1st Place and Sister getting 2nd .

June so so chuffed for you on your win and so well deserved , you are a lovely caring Lady , enjoy your Prize .

Sending hugs to all who need one
Take Care
Elaine H X

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours you have used!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, stylish and elegant, just my cup of tea.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love the paper pad. love Jean Z xxxx

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love your papers. Will have to add them to my wish list.

Hubby may agree to pop into the local craft shop later today after he's taken our daughter to have her stitches removed. They stock a nice selection of CE products so I might be able to grab a couple of things from my wish list. LOL

Congratulations June, hope you have fun with your prizes.

Happy Monday everyone.

Annie P

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Simple but lovely, such a fresh looking card. I will be having a good week as I ordered some more of your dies over the weekend!!
Heather R Oxfordshire

Sunset Bay said...

Very pretty card for a Monday morning Sue. xx

hollyberry said...

Really pretty card to start the week.

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Sue, my fave colour. xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a beautiful card this morning and I love your choice of colour to. hugs Shirleyxxx

June Horrocks said...

This card is stunning sue I love it the colours are beautiful and the poppie is beautiful thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...


Kate's Cards said...

I love it!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the little detail on the poppy, congratulations to all the winners yesterday
June many congratulations on your win too.
Sending daily caring hugs to all in need of one especially Tracy and Wheelybad

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love everything about it.
Well done June on your win from Sara, have fun with you brilliant prize.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, this is a beautiful card, love the flowers, must get this dies. Hugs, Ivy C x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant loving the lilac colour

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. And crafty friends.

A beautiful card this morning as always. I do love ur papers I'll have to invest in them soon. This one just looks so pretty and feminine.

June s. Huge congrats on ur crafters companion win. I was watching a later show when my sister arrived even she commented on how pretty the collection is and she's not a crafter!
After a lot of will I won't I hmmmm i ended up buying the whole bundle lol
It'll end up like the rest of my stuff I'll end up using it years later hee hee.

Lorraine f. Hope u feel better soon xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue what a lovely lovely card. Everything about is so beautiful what inspiration you give us. Thank you for that.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. I love it all from the colours, your beautiful poppies, the dies you have used and the backing papers.

SueJ said...

A really lovely card, love the backing paper and dies.
I'm so pleased I bought the poppy die, it is such a pretty flower.

Paula said...

This is a really pretty and delicate card today, very feminine. :) And as if that isn't enough, it's in my favourite colours too lol. I do envy your talent Sue, if I only had a tiny fraction I would be happy. Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Val Jones said...

Such a perfect card Sue. Love everything about it.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, and finished with my favourite poppy, lovely. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

June well done, what an amazing win, enjoy your goodies.xxxx
Elaine that was an excellent result at the archery you must be proud of them and a lovely day with your grandson too xxx
Sending hugs to Tina Mick Tracey and Annie and her daughter xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card in one of my favourite colours. Love the poppy and the Belgian dies and your paper pad, of course. You will be proud of me now Sue, yesterday I made a card and used black - yes, black! - for the mats and layers. Quite pleased with the result but needed a lie down afterwards to recover from the shock lol.

June - well done on your win, the collection is certainly beautiful and I hope you enjoy using it.


Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Such a pretty card today. I must admit that I think I underestimated the versatility of the poppy die as you have made so many pretty flowers with them. I am so pleased I have them and must have a bit of a play to see what I can do.


Sue MacFall said...

What beautiful colours and I love the paper pad.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue ,Those heart sprays are delightful. I've missed out on those. Must buy the poppy dies too as they make such pretty flowers. A lovely card to brighten up A Monday morning. Hugs xx P Austen

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, this is so pretty I love the papers you have used but have not yet been able to obtain them. A great start to the week.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really pretty card.
Rosemary xx

Vie Carter said...

A really pretty card, just love it


Jean said...


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very beautiful card, lovely die-cuts and pretty papers, and gorgeous flowers. I love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card and in my favourite colours. A great cheer up for a Monday morning.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Truly Stunning Card
I Love The Extremely Beautiful Colour Combination, Using Your Paper Pad
Which I Have Used Quite A Lot, I'll Have To Purchase Another Very Soon I Love The Soft
Tones And Fabulous Patterns.
I Love The Dies That You've Used "The Bruges" "The Antwerp" "Your Magical Butterfly Set"
Not Forgetting "The Exquisite Poppy" Also Those Devine "Heart Sprays". Adding Pearls Here
And There To Come Up With Today's Truly Superb Outstanding Rich Opulent Card I So Love Your
Very Beautiful Ribbon.....
Sue I'm In Total Awe Of You, You Truly Inspire Me Each And Everyday And I Truly Appreciate That So Very Much.
Take Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Congratulations To June Smith On Winning Her Tremendous Gift Well Done June.... Enjoy!!!!
Hugs To Steph.

Suebak said...

Simply stunning card enhanced by the beautiful background paper.

Susan x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a pretty card! I love this one too! I love the colours and the flowers are so pretty.
Well I survived this morning's Craft Sessions and actually met some lovely children who thoroughly enjoyed crafting! It makes such a difference.
Pam thank you for thinking about coming! Ha ha!
June thank you too - and many congratulations on your lovely win! Enjoy using them when they come.
Take care everyone . Our garden looks like Autumn after last nights winds but the sun is shining now!
Love to all, Myra x

DeCor said...

A really beautiful card. I love the background paper. Really sets it all up perfectly.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so very pretty.
I love the background paper from your beautiful paper pad.
And it compliments your dies beautifully.
I love the flower and bow too.
I so love this style of card, one of my favourites.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the beautiful butterfly and the flower has lots of yummy texture! Soft and pretty! TFS!

Tressa said...

Another beautiful card. Thank you for yet more inspiration.


Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful details! Love the butterfly and embellishments!

Lorraine Freeman said...

Such a pretty card today Sue, a lovely start to the week.
Welcome back Yvonne we missed you.
Bejay, I hope you get that craft room back in working order very soon.
Pam, thank you I am feeling quite a bit better today thank goodness. I even have some voice back:)
Crafty Sue, enjoy having your lounge in pristine order.
June, how wonderful. I am so happy for you on winning such a wonderful prize. Well done you xxx
Elaine, glad to hear Andrew is doing well again and that you had a good day with your grandson.
Anne, good luck with the craft shop visit.
Tracy, I don't blame you for giving into temptation. Thank you very much for the get well wishes they seem to be working :)
Myra, well done on the successful craft sessions..
I have managed to do a few bits and pieces today but finding lifting a kettle hard work so have to keep asking for cuppas, still I am very thankful that I am already improving.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Eunice said...

Such an elegant card, love the colors that you used!!!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Nice to see you using a printed sheet for your background in this card. This is something I never think of doing, but seeing yours I may give it a try. Another lovely card.
Margaret xx

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous lovely card and the colour is beautiful, thank you for sharing this with us, crafty hugs Johanna

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, so pretty and delicate looking. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

karenlotty said...

Very pretty

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue, I like the colour & the name of your paper pad describes your card - elegant! Thank you Sue.
Congratulations June on your win, enjoy!

Shiela Seymour said...

My favourite colours .

Suzzette Yandle said...

Thanks for this cheerful card today on this rainy and foggy day here. I need something to brighten my day for the sun will not shine here today! You have given me an idea on this card that I was needing over the weekend when making a card. Your idea of the split background strip that you matted would have been just the technique I needed. I had stamped a background with a stamp that was not big enough for my layer. When I re-stamped the image to enlarge the pattern on my layer, I missed matching the design up; and it left a horizontal line between the two stamped images. If I had used the mismatched image, the line would have been obvious on the front of my card. And covering the line with ribbon and/or flowers, etc would not have worked in this case. But your technique of the matted strip would have been a wonderful way to make my error work for me on my card front. I always learn something from you for which I am grateful. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and design Sue

gr karin van eijk

Sandie Braithwaite said...

It's lovely, Sue.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card I do love your flower dies.

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue,yes you are!!! Beautiful card I love it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful carc Sue. I love all of the details. So fresh and pretty.

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Wow June. Congratulations on your bumper win!!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x I love everything about it x
Will catch up with comments tomorrow as had one of those days but hope you are all well and sending lots of hugs x
Theresa w xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

This is such a beautiful card, the colour is gorgeous. Love the these papers.

Thank you for sharing.

Love Brenda xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Such a pretty, delicate looking card today !!! Very elegant. I love the paper you have used from your paper pad. Just beautiful !!! The Bruges and Antwerp dies from your Belgian collection mix and match so lovely together. I think they are very pretty dies. I really love your Magical butterflies dies to. They are on my huge long wish list !!! I have some other butterfly dies but yours are gorgeous Sue, so much nicer in design !!! Another die set on my wish list is your heart spray dies as again, I think they are so pretty and would be perfect for embellishments on Wedding and Anniversary cards. To add that perfect finishing touch to your card you have added the most gorgeous poppy flower with the pens and glitter !!! Another technique for me to try with my gorgeous poppy dies. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

ursula said...

A truly beautiful card, one of my favourite colours, just love how you have again used that versatile poppy die and the lovely ribbon behind, a stunning card overall...luv Ursula xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Very pretty Sue. Laura O

Laura O' Connor said...

Very pretty Sue. Laura O

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. This is gorgeous card snd I love the poppy and pretty ribbon. X

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Friends
Wow Gorgeous card love your paper pad but it's quit hard cutting it lol
My favourite again thank you for the tip useing a pencil on the petals
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

JUNE a Big Congratlations on your amazing win enjoy your prize take care. Xx

TRACY you sound a little more cheerful my lovely friend take care xx

Elaine hug's for you & Andrew xx

Tina hug's for you &Andrew xx

Lorraine glad your feeling an little better Hug' s xxx
Hug's for everyone xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

I am so late today that it's actually tomorrow and only a few hours until the next card will be on show! Oh well, better late than never.

A really beautiful card today. Very pretty and girly. Love the paper from the paper pad. The colour is lovely and I especially love the poppies which have had the markings drawn on through the die. Just looks really special.

Huge congratulations to June Smith. Well done, enjoy your prize.

Love Helen xxx

Sandy H said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. My favourite colour, a beautiful butterfly, pretty flowers and your delightful paper.
Congratulations to the comment game winners and to June on your win too.
Take care everyone.

Theresa said...

Absolutely stunning Sue love every thing about it
Just a flying visit
Take care all and hugs to all that need one
Theresa G x

julie laz said...

Oh my. What a card love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love all your added details X X X

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

Another very pretty card. The little heart sprays are very sweet, and your papers are lovely.

With best wishes

Elaine Ann