Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends!  Today's card giveaway offering is a really girlie one with a big bow (because I haven't done any bows for awhile!).  I started by selecting a piece of blue card that I purchased, rather than a Foundations shade but I just really liked it. I embossed it with the Treasure Box embossing folder for texture.  I cut the Radiance Striplet in milk card and backed it with the same milk colour for a tone on tone look.  I cut the striplet down the centre and glued them to the right and left edges of the embossed card.  I wrapped a piece of cream organza ribbon with a satin edge across the centre of the card and added a double bow on the left side.  I cut the Brussels die in milk and added it to the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I made a frame out of the blue card using the smaller die from the Bruges die and attached over the sentiment.  I sprinkled Diamond Snow across the exposed sticky sheet once the frame was added.  I seated it in the centre of the card.  I accented the side bow with a satin flower and made two matching stick pins.  The card was completed with milk mats and a thin blue mat that coordinated with the background.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  Please leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one.  I will be at Ally Pally demonstrating all weekend so the winner will be announced on Monday's blog post this week instead of Saturday!  All for now, Sue x







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196 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. Lovely for the giveaway.
Tracey, thst year has flown by and you have endured so much, fingers crossed that you get a good result soon. You are one brave lady.
Pat, hope you had a lovely birthday, and lots of crafting goodies.
Elaine and Tina, the waiting is the hardest for Andrew and Peters treatment plans, hope for good news soon.
Tina, how is Mick doing these days.
Maureen, so glad your eye op went well, get the other done and your life will be full of colour.
Laine and Yvonne, hope your first meeting was a total laugh, you girls will have a wonderful time.
June, what is Twins research, my youngest grandsons are twins, not identical, my poor daughter thought it meant she would get one of each, bless her, she wanted a girl and he wanted a boy.
Hugs to all.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a pretty card. Fab bow! Can't make AP due to works yet again on the train line. Hope you have a great time.

DeCor said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I think this embossing folder is lovely. I don't remember it. Love the contrasts and colour of this card. Have a super day.

DeCor said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I think this embossing folder is lovely. I don't remember it. Love the contrasts and colour of this card. Have a super day.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a wonderful give away card, love it especially the bows, you are the queen of them.

Taken quite a bit of time to go through yesterdays blog to catch up on everything, I hope I have not forgotten anyone.

Maureen - so pleased about your cataract, I know exactly what you mean about seeing again, just wait until you have the other one done as well, you will be a new woman.

Laine hope Princess Pixie arrived safely, a mammoth journey for her - she should have travelled in the golden coach.......if did she?? - I bet you have been chatting none stop since she arrived.

Tina - Mick - hope the infection has cleared up a bit.

Elaine - any news when you phoned the hospital about Andrew's treatment plan

Tina - Peter - can you chase up the treatment plan as Elaine is doing

Pat L - sorry belated birthday wishes

Tracy hope your sprained ankle is a bit easier and your are enjoying Ireland - wonderful place

Tracy fingers crossed that the mammogram results come back good.

Had a really good time at the Twin Research yesterday, had so many tests done but they said there was nothing that was worrying them, I will get the results in about 10 days. Also they took a little bit of fatty tissue (I asked them to take more as I have so much but alas no!!) away which they will compare with the results of the same test 7 years ago, got 3 stitches in my tummy but not painful at all, got to make sure I keep it clean and covered for 10 days. Got home and was knackered, I could never live in London again, it has so changed.

Anyway best get on and eat my breakfast, got craft club this morning so looking forward to that.

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

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card Sue. Like the colour contrast and embossing folder.
Jan
Northampton

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love the blue card too.
Nancyd xx

June Smith said...

Pam - Twin Research is based in St. Thomas's hospital in London, they are always asking for more twins to volunteer to participate in research, any twins will do as long as they are over 18, over the years they have found out so much genetically, been on telly programmes (not me)- They are always so friendly and grateful for our help, met up with 2 other sets of twins during our lunch break (they proved this) and it was interesting to compare notes of what Jean and I have experienced over the years, much of which of which has happened to them too. - Thing like swapping over name wrist bands when we were at school so that the teachers didn't know which was which, so funny looking back on that.

Yesterday amongst other things they took 6 hair follicles from our head, put patches on our forehead for 30 minutes and then took them off, this will then be tested for the bacteria on our skin, blood tests, hearing, balance, eyesight, computer tests to check peripheral vision - things like this, they were not painful as such, a bit uncomfortable for me as I suffer with arthritis but nothing I could not bear and I could have stopped at any time - it is well worth going if you are a twin as they also pick things up that you are not aware of - my thyroid problem was picked up as an example.

Anyway hope this helps. hugs xxx

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

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous dies and embellishments!

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx beautiful colour combo xx love Kim D

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card Sue,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue. Really like this embossing folder.JJxx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today who would not want to receive it!!!!
The blue card is beautiful, reminds me of peacocks. I love the big bow!!!!! ( can you demonstrate making one on to or YouTube please)
Still waiting for Peter's treatment plan , will see if I can get any answers if I phone them.
I would love to go to Ally Pally but it is a long way from here and as I can't walk or stand for long, I would never get round ( I have osteoarthritis in my knees and hips)
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue. Enjoy Ally Pally.

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning card Sue, love the bow.
Annette The Mad Cat Lady x

Sunset Bay said...

A beautiful card that anyone would be happy to receive, especially me!! xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card chosen for the giveaway, I am sure everyone is crossing their fingers to win it. I have received my giveaway card and it is beautiful. Thank you. For those going to Ally Pally, have a great time. Bx

Rita said...

Oh my Goodness Sue. What a stunning card. The colours are gorgeous. Would love to go back to Ally Pally and meet you, but it's no longer possible. Hugs Rita xxx

Val.S said...

Love this card,Sue,a beautiful shade of blue!Hugs,Val

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, bling, stick pins and a big bow - I'm in heaven!
Maureen, glad your op went well. Laine and Princess Pixie, have a great time at Ally Pally. Tracy, one year on you're a survivor, you're amazing and don't forget it. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful card, blue and white always a favourite, the dies and the embossing folder are lovely and the bow is just gorgeous.
Enjoy Ally Pally Sue and all of you who can go,
hugs
Muriel x

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, it would look very striking on anyone's mantelpiece.

Linda Graham said...

Pretty card Sue,love the colour,thank you,Linda x

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card
Carol

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue a stunning card.
It's nice to see the bows back xx

auscrafts said...

Stunning card,lovely colour

Jane Franklin said...

Love the card and what a bow. Great. Luv jxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful very 'girlie' just my kind of card! The embossing folder, dies and embellishments are all gorgeous. Sadly I won't be at Ally Pally although I will be in London, maybe next time.
Hugs x
Heather T

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. WOWZER, that was one momma of a storm last night, even kept taking the electricity !! Never mind, as long as it doesn't happen again on Sunday to interfere with your live show from AP I'll be happy.
Oh Sue, some of my New Additions arrived yesterday and they are so cute, I've not cut any yet as yesterday was quite busy, and as our post doesn't get delivered as early as it use to, there is no telling when it can turn up ! We had the 4th week of doggy play group and the last unfortunately, it wasn't a place that made our rescue happy poor lass. All we hoped for was that she would be relaxed enough to play with all the toys and make new friends and realise that an hour away from Andy wasn't going to harm her, but it wasn't to be so why subject an already 'anxious' clingy dog to something that she gets no fun or benefit from ? So we need to think again how we can help her troubled mind. Anyway I'm rambling about something that has nothing to do with craft, or today's beautiful card so I'll STOP right now (wasn't that a line in a song) ? Lol. I'm hoping the last of my baby dies arrive today as I've still some time to prepare some cards and other nice projects ready for market, and I cant out into words how pretty they are, in fact I'm sitting here smiling even at the thought of what I hope to achieve with them - all I can wish for is that I do them justice after all the work that you lovingly put into them.
I hope JULIE JAZ was able to read my replies to her question as to where she can order the new collection, although I know there have been sell outs, you can leave your email address JULIE to be notified when the stock has come back in.

It will be a lucky lass who receives today's work of art and joins the Wednesday card Winners club - we never see a guy joining the club and I know for sure there are a few that pop in but for some reason never leave a comment on Wednesday ! Come on fellas don't be bashful we won't bite lol.
Have a wonderful day Sue, busy I'm sure, but always enjoyable for you. Take this hug to help you enjoy what's planned ☺ xxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

It's nice to see one of your bows again! The blue is a lovely colour and I really like the embossing folder you've used

You'll be so very popular at Ally Pally, I regret I can't be there :(

June x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
So pretty. Love the colours.
Sorry not been well of late.
Anne M xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, wow this is a beautiful card and I agree it is so girly with the lovely big bow plus there is so much detail with all the dies you have used, also I do like the blue card you have used it is a lovely colour
Kathy B x

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. You can never go wrong with a bow.
Luv
Karen xx

Sam Alefounder said...

Would love to be included in the draw. What a beautiful card! Love Sam

Debra K. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue!! I love really feminine cards. Lovely colour blue card, beautiful bow and wonderful use of the dies. This is just my cup of tea :). Debra x

Dragonsnap2 said...

What a beautiful card. A lovely offering for the giveaway.
D x

Gaenor Mcqueen said...

Morning Sue ,what beautiful colours I love it .Gorgeous card as always.Take care xx

TDQ Karen said...

A real Sue card, love the bow and the great focal element striking colour too

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card and I have missed your bows
Pat x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another gorgeous design with lots of lovely details and stunning embellishments.x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, stunning card and love the blue card you have used. Marion S x

Arlyn(O) said...

Good Morning Sue, Gorgeous card and frames. Arlyn

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I would love to give it a new home. I am so looking forward to Ally Pally I am coming on Sunday. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the bow!
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

SueJ said...

What a stunner Sue.
Love everything about this card.

Have a good weekend at Ally Pally.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card, great colour. I love the embossing folder and the bow as well as the beautiful dies of course.

Tracy, sending hugs and positive vibes for a good result from the mammogram. X

June, I think it's great that you take part in twin research. So much has been learned from twins over the years, both medically and psychologically that can benefit everyone. So thank you. Great that they can pick up things which have immediate benefit to you too, such as your thyroid problem. I have twin cousins, non identical boy and girl. My mother was a twin, but unfortunately her twin was not born alive. Often wonder how different her life would have been if no. I did think and hope that maybe me and hubby would be blessed with twins, but sadly it was not to be.

Like ve Helen xxx



hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and that is one big bow.

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card Sue and I love that blue card you have bough. Just the sort of beautiful blue card that I would have bought, had I seen it and my husband would have said "Haven't you got enough" Can't have enough card can you? lol

Maggie B xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card!
Love the colour combo :))

PharmacyMichele said...

What a stunning card, love all the layers & textures on it.

I'd love to go to Ally Pally one year but it's not practical for one day, travelling from the North West when I work full time at the moment. Maybe I need to book some time off just to go there.

Michele

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Only one word for this card STUNNING.
Keep up the great work you do.
Maggie

Chris Curry said...

Lots of things to like about this card Sue, including the striking colour. I love the embossing folder you have used, and of course your big bow. Thank you. Xx

IVY Cheong said...

Such a beautiful card, would be proud to own it . Ivy C x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,another stunning card .Lovely big bow and a adorable embossing folder makes this card a winner. Will be at Ally Pally on Saturday .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Annie Pennington said...

Really pretty card Sue. Love the colour, it's so vibrant.

Annie P
xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card elegant and pretty. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us. Have a wonderful day. 😀x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card elegant and pretty. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us. Have a wonderful day. 😀x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card. Enjoy your time at Ally Pally. I will be tuning in for your live show. x

sandy acland said...

A lovely colour with a graat splash of colour:0)

Sandy (tort)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card today. I like the blue of your card, and a bow as well, Horray. I am really sad that I can't get to Ally Pally, I know e ery one will have a great time

Love Rosemarie X X

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foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue, in a great colour. have fun at Ally Pally!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card for the giveaway, Sue, so nice to see a big fat bow and stick pins.
Laine, OMG did get date wrong - can't read calendars now! Great that Sue's show is on SUNDAY - better day pour moi - but can see double trouble ahead! Hope trip to Croydon good.
Hugs to all poorly pals, especially Wheely (missed).

'P' in Wales

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Oksana said...

So beautiful Sue! Love everything about this card and would love to win it! Thank you for the chance!x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely beautiful! Love everything about it :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Barbara (C) said...

It's stunning in blue and I'd love to win it too!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What an amazing card to give away. Love everything about it the colours,layout,stickpins, flower and of course the beautiful big bow its awhile since we saw one of your big bows on a card and they do look gorgeous. The person who wins this beauty will treasure it for ever. Some of my baby dies arrived yesterday and oh they look so cute, didnt have time to have a play with them as the house is a right mess as we are in the middle of decorating, putting new carpets down and have new doors put on so crafting will have to wait for a couple of more days. Hoping the rest of the dies turn up today. Would love to go to Ally Pally but living in the North East its to far for me to go and i would have to travel in my wheelchair which makes it such along day but hopefully i will get to see you some where when you come further up this way Sue. Hope everyone has a great time when they meet up at Ally Pally. Have a great day Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Well I'm not surprised this colour card drew your eye in the shop, isn't it lovely. Do you keep snippets of favourite colours to suggest as foundations colours? The card is gorgeous too and yeah what a great bow, I have missed them! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, a very pretty card, love the big bow.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love this mornings card, a show stopper someone is going to by a happy bunny when they win this.
Heather R Oxfordshire

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card.
Lydia
X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card for the Wednesday give away :-)
L Dewar

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely card Sue love the colour combination

Yvonne19856 said...

Good morning Sue.
My oh my, what a absolutely gorgeous card. I love it. It's so elegant and the colours are to die for. (No pun intended).
I have recently moved house, downsized quite a bit, so now I only have a craft cupboard and not a whole room anymore. (I had to move for medical reasons to be all on one level.) And somewhere between destinations I seem to of lost my mojo. Just can't find it anywhere. But seeing your beautiful cards is a true joy everyday. I will be getting some of your new collection dies soon (when cash flow improves), so I am hoping to find my headspace again soon.
Thanks for all the lovely inspiration, and I hope you have a fun weekend al Alley Palley.
Take care Sue.
Yvonne. Xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a beautiful card made with some beautiful dies and its nice to see the return of the bow and stick pins. Looking forward to Ally Pally as I desperately need to stock up on a few things, especially some of your new dies! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Shiela Seymour said...

Gorgeous colour x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, love the composition of this card, but not sure I like the shade of blue you have used. I may be that it is better in real life. However I am sure that its recipient will love it as it is made by you.
Wendyx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card, do like the Belgium set of days as they are so Lacey & that is set off so well by the peacock coloured card. Have a lovely time at Ally Pally everyone!

val jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. Just love the bow.
Will be missing for a coupe of weeks as I'm off on holiday.
Bye for now.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Ribbon, lacy diecuts, jewelled stick-pins, glitter, satin flower...definitely a very girlie card, who wouldn't want to win this beauty!

Izzy

hettygarlick said...

That's such a pretty card, and I love that blue.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, who doesn't love a bow. I am sure you will have a ball at Ally Pally & enjoy catching up with all the lucky people who can make it. Yvonne xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, and it's SOOO good to see the stick pins again.
Hugs, Rose

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, live the colour combination you've used and the ribbon flower x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue wow!!!!!!love this beauty imagine winning that stunner l have been asked to make a card for a priest who has been st his church for 25yearsand is a great Manchester United fan took me ages to think this one out its done now hope it's ok all my love sue
Xxxxxjune Horrocks xxx

Rosie said...

Morning Sue
A gorgeous card and what lovely dies you have used. Also love the stick pin and the huge bow, just finishes the card off nicely. There will be one lucky person who will win this card and treasure it for a long time. Love Rosie from Chorley.....xxxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s a stunner which I like to win.
Everything is beautiful: the colours, the bow, the hatpins and the dies you used of course.
Rolf xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,Great bow and my favourite colour (Blue)
jan x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue x the embossing folder is beautiful and I really miss your big bows they are so pretty x really looking forward to ally pally even though I get starstruck when I see you sue x my hubby has offered his services as bodyguard just incase of any unruly fans !!! Could be double trouble this time I fear x
Wheely bad hope you are well x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Leanne said...

A gorgeous card! My daughter would love it being her favorite color.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, I love your stick pins & bow ,beautiful colour,
Best wishes
Karen M

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, it's lovely to see a beautiful bow and the colour combination is very striking.
Hope all goes well at Ally Pally, I'll be watching as I can't get there.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I think this card is really pretty, I really like the blue colour card. I own this striplet but I would never have thought of cutting it in half this way and using it as a border - very clever.

Lisbeth

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and the colours are gorgeous, nice to see the bows back!
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card I love the blue card too & can understand why you had to buy it! Hope you all have a wonderful time at Ally Pally!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card I love the blue card too & can understand why you had to buy it! Hope you all have a wonderful time at Ally Pally!

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful card and I love the blue coloured card.

The embossing folder is lovely and the addition of a bow is perfect!

Lol Barbara W (WORCESTERSHIRE)

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card for the Give away, good luck to everyone .

Well my friends my old Lappy has been restored thank goodness ,i feel as i have my right arm back.

Maureen so so pleased for you.
Tina and Peter i know just how you feel waiting is very hard when it is your loved one.
June have a lovely day crafting, just read your other post Re Twins, { very interesting }.
Wheely bad i hope you are well ?
Big hugs to Pam.

Well after Andrew Phoned the Hospital yesterday he had to go over in the afternoon for some blood tests, and to collect some Antibacterial Gel { think he will be using this at home after the treatment ? } He has to go to have the sten / needle put in place on Wednesday next week , then hopefully a couple of days after he can start the treatment. Fingers Crossed.
As i am writing this he has just phoned to say he is back at his caravan, fishing tackle all ready to go , butties boxed ready for lunch with a flask of coffee. { that's my boy }

Sending big hugs to all
Take Care
Elaine H X.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue.
Such a pretty card for this really bright and sunny morning here in W Sussex.
Your colour combination is gorgeous and I can see why you just had to add it to your "stash'!
The lucky winner will be vey happy to display their new possesion!
Lesley S x

Elaine Lonie said...

Beautiful x

ursula said...

Oh so pretty, love those colours together, a beautiful girly card, thank you Sue...luv Ursula xxx

Sparrow said...

Lovely card - I would be happy to win.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card that one lucky wilsonette will soon have to treasure, good luck everyone. Playing with my new dies yesterday and your butterfly frame is so beautiful and I made 4 baby cards one of which will be going to my great nephew born this morning at 3 am, his poor mum had a long labour and finally ended up having a c section. Have a wonderful time at AP and I will be watching on Sunday cheering you on
Maureen so glad the cataract op was successful and hope you don't have long to wait to have the other eye done. Sarah is her usual happy self and glad to be back at school
Tracy special hugs and hope it will be all good news when you see the specialist in a few weeks
Laine and PP hope you're having a ball

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a pretty card I love the design and the layout of it, the colour choice is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and the Brussels die really does look like lace. Good to see a bow again and another interesting embossing folder as well.

Frances

Tami Grant said...

A very pretty card Sue. I really like that shade of blue and I wish I could make bows half as nice as this. My bow asking skills are horrible.:-(

JennyH said...

Stunning as usual Sue, love the blue and white colour combo, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a bright and breezy, cheer you up sort of colours card today.
Thank you all you ladies for being so kind. Pam it's good to see you back on top!!
June Smith, George likes your comment about being a new woman when I get my other eye done - he says he's fancied one for a number of years!!! He's an identical twin, and it was interesting to read about your experiences.
Nattyboots - I think Andrew has a wonderful attitude, he'll probably catch a whopper today.
CraftySuetoo - thank you too!
Pat L, glad Sarah is doing o.k. and enjoying school. We've been to Carrick on Shannon and Lisdoonvanah during the Marriage finding fair, or some name like that (where I nearly got hitched to a farmer - much to George's amusement).
Love to all who are ill, in pain, waiting for treatment and their carers.
Maureen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lots of intricate detail, a big bow and very girlie. I love it.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Like the blue colour, it is a different sort of blue, I agree, a potential new one for CE. Am the only one who looked at the way you split the striplet and wondered why I hadn't thought of that.

June: the twin research sounds absolutely fascinating.

Teresa

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for offering us this beautiful, bowtiful, card.
Sue M

Susan Mitchell said...

Absolutely stunning card as always Sue.
Susan, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

Paula said...

A stunning card Sue, how lovely to see a big bow and beautiful stick pins again too! :) Plus I love the colours, blue is one of my favourites.
Hugs for all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours you have used.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Unknown said...

Love it - the bow and stick pins really set off this lovely card.

Jan
in Sheffield

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
I do love that colour of blue it's pretty and so is ur card. I'm not so good with the bows mine don't seem to look as pretty as urs lol.
Good luck with ally pally although I'm sure u won't need it. Xx

Maureen. Glad ur op went well here's hoping ur next one will be just as good!!

Laine and Yvonne. Hope ur having a fab time and try hold it together when u meet sue!!! Lol

Lynda b. Sending u hugs ma wee pal

June s. Twin research didn't know they did such a thing but sounds very interesting must be cool meeting up with other twins too.

Love to all xx

Margaret Iddon said...

Another beautiful card. Blue is my favourite colour. Would love to win this.

Lorraine Freeman said...

What a beautiful colour Sue, and the rest of the card is gorgeous too. How fab to have a chance of winning it.
Maureen, glad the 99p was a success.
Elaine, good to hear Andrew now knows the plan and I hope he enjoys his fishing.
June, fascinating to read about the twins research.
Tracy, I hope your ankle is ok now and that you get good results very soon.
I wonder how our terrible twosome is getting on?
My knee is improving so my treatment plan was correct :)
Great Grandson is being brought over to meet Chris today so I am looking forward to that. I must try and get some photos.
Better get on and do some housework, take care all xxx

Rjsmusic said...

Beautiful card! I love the dies!

glenda estes said...

Sue, your cards are so beautiful!! I love the colors & the dies that you used just makes the card more special!!!! Simply beautiful!!

Judy Hollers said...

Dear Sue, you keep us amazed with your creativity and this card is no exception. Love the blue and cream together, the embossing folder and dies that you used. Beautiful!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Am loving the bright colours you have been using.

Sam said...

Hi Sue and all Crafters

I really love the design of this card, particularly the colour combo and the embossing folder. As usual you have provided us with lots of inspiration and the dies, well, what can I say but gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

As always Sue, another beautiful card I would love to win. X

Anonymous said...

Yes your bows are always specular cant wait to see you at ally pally.
carole eaton

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue
Wow this is a definite humdinger all singing all dancing with knobs on Sue card. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colour. I would have no objection to giving this card a home so count me in x
Well I do hope you are managing to settle into some sort of normality after the most amazing launch Sue. They say there is no rest for the wicked. Your schedule is so hectic and unforgiving I am wondering just how mischievous and wayward you are behind closed doors Sue? Lol x
Not long now til you have all those needy Wilsonette fighting for your attention. Including Laine and I on Sunday - can't wait x
Speaking of Laine - she has arrived folks!! It is hard to believe how one person can been so demanding. She is sitting in the garden at the moment like Lady Muck expecting to be waited on hand and foot. Lol x
We are having a very easy day today. Actually, apart from the shenanigans which feature heavily in Sundays day trip to AP their is nothing planned apart from taking things at a very slow pace x
Apologies for my absence yesterday. I had planned to comment yesterday evening. A bit of a spanner was thrown into the works by a delay of departure for Laine's flight. It was supposed to take off from Edinburgh at 2.30 and land at Gatwick at 4. My day was planned around this but unfortunately her plane did not land until 5.19pm. I had checked the details before leaving for Gatwick to avoid George and I hanging around for ages.
Once the flight showed as landed we waited patiently, and we waited, and we waited. Of course who Was the last person to come through to the arrivals hall where we were waiting? You guessed it - yes, she arrived thinking she was a Superstar on one of those annoying glorified trolleys designed for those perople who think they are above the rest of us!! Lol. Even with my royal status I don't expect special treatment. Lol x
Laine was delighted that George had decided to be her topless chauffeur but did manage to keep her hands to herself! To rub salt in the wound, the poor unfortunate soul who had the task of transporting Laine to arrivals then had to go and collect her case (bigger than anyone else's)! Off he went only to discover that the carousel was broken which made our delay getting home even longer!
Never mind, we eventually got through the door in one piece at about 7.20 I think. I was a little cross with Laine because I did give her fair warning when we approached our road and very politely requested that she 'duck' down so no one saw her but she refused! Thank goodness there was nobody about so she wasn't spotted! Lol x
We have not done much at all as we are feeling quite tired so chilling is the orderr of the day. She's in the garden and I am indoors - too hot for me x
When Laine phoned her mum last night her mum wasted no time with a plan to marry Laine off to one of my boys! Thankfully the prospect of having me as a mother in law has put her right off!
So folks I need you to be patient with me whilst I get back up to speed with your news!
I hope you are all enjoying your Wednesday. I am sending lots of love and big hugs to everyone especially anyone who is feeling under the weather x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Princess
Yvonne x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A really pretty girly card! Love your bows too!
June - so much has been learned over the years from studying twins! How super to be part of it!
Pam - thanks for pulling All the threads together again!
Elaine - Andrew is a real star! Hope he has catch of the day!
Love to all,
Myra xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a pretty card which anyone would be delighted to receive.
Doreen R

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. Our internet has been down, thankfully only without for 24 hours, how we take it for granted these days!
B xx

Sherry said...

gorgeous card!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today and must have a look at embossing folder beautiful.

Will be useing the baby collection soon my grandaughter had her scan yesterday and IT'S A BOY due in January thank you Sue dies will be perfect.

jeanie .e.

Yvonne Nicholson said...

Very pretty card, and the colour combo.
Yvonne N.

Pawprintx4 said...

Love the Radiance Striplets. I must have. This is a gorgeous card and I would love to win it!
Stephanie K- Greenville, SC

Forgetful said...

Another one - stylish and special. Angela


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning and elegant card Sue fantastic hatpins.

gr karin van eijk

Jean said...

Just lovely. Has such an elegant feel!

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Absolutely gorgeous card Sue and I love the big bow :)
Hope to be able to say Hi to you on Saturday and to any
other Wisonette who like to have a hug xx

Maureen- glad the eye op went well and hopefully the other one
will be the same soon. Your OH is very funny :)
Elaine- hope Andrew have a good day. Nice he have a hobby to go
to and hope he got a big one.
Tina T & Peter- hope your day is better, take care.
Tina and Mick- take care, hope you cooping in this heat.
Oh Laine and Yvonne- have a super time together and hope you
stay friends for many years to come. Take care,rest up so Sunday
will be magical for you both. Shall I buy the hat or not ? :)
Wheely- hope you are ok. Hug to you and Billy.
June- very interesting to hear about the twin research. Are you
and your sister identical twins ?
Tracy- hope your foot healing just take it easy. Any play with
the pixies yet ? hugs

Hope you all have a nice day! many hugs to you all,
Maria x

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this giveaway card!! The laciness, beautiful blue embossed background and the big bow all add up to an amazing creation! Fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance to win this beauty!

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, lovely colours

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue and love the bow. Thank you for this for this freebie and some lucky person. Good to see you back Maureen. Chat soon.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love the "girly" card today as well as the "purchased" blue colored card stock. Your ribbon flower and stick pins are beautiful. Wishing you a great Ally Pally time. Wish I could be there. Hoping to pick-up videos on-line.

donna sherman said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! Love your designs and the colors you use!!! These dies are beautiful! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win one of these beauties!!!

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card, love the blue card you have used. Love Brenda xxx

Karene M from Australia said...

Hi Sue, as always, this is a gorgeous card. Love that shade of blue, it's very striking!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty, girly card.
Rosemary xx

Lesley Cann said...

Great card love the colour.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely, big bow and all and though girlie the blue is fab....

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Definitely a girlie card with lace and frills, very pretty.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and definitely a girly one!

Lori from Canada

Anonymous said...

I love this color blue. Would love to find it. I'm so excited. I'm getting a package from the UK next week with a couple of things I've found I can't live without. Okay. I can live without them. I'm just very happen to get them. And my wonderful husband who supports my hobby. Thank you, Tom. Love of my life. Myra from Florida

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

karenlotty said...

beautiful Sue Love the blue and white

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Love the blue card colour you've used.

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love the great card lovely col5

Anonymous said...

Stunning Sue great shade of blue.
VC Cumbria x

Suebak said...

This card will be treasured by whoever receives it.

Susan x

Theresa Pace said...

that is a lovely blue.i would purchase it myself, hugs xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card love the big bow and the colours
Mick has had a few rough days he's been very confused and has been hallucinating which is very frustrating for us both, he has had treatment for his urine infection, this morning his catheter came out so he's had 3 fitted since Friday, managed 3 meals today and blood test show increase in protein consultant going to try and get him some intensive physio and Dr going to reduce some tablets and increase others
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Elizabeth Louise said...

What a lovely colour! Really nice to have the detailed instructions to help recreate it.
Regards

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is truly goergeous, beautiful detail and colour and a fabulous bow.
I love it.

terrie said...

Beautiful card and so much texture.......well done and tfs

Susan White said...

Love the colours and texture on this card Sue - really gorgeous! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry this is so late but it's been 'one of those days'......anyway love this card.
Beverley W

Theresa said...

Good evening sue and all your crafty crew
Oh wow how would I love to be the owner of this stunning card
You are right you have not done a bow for a while and I love it
Good luck everyone
Hugs to all
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card.
I would love to win it.
Véronique L

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and dies loving the blue so rich.

MaggieH Capricorncrafts

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeousI card today lovely colours & really good to see your bow back they have been missed.
Love Lynda Brock xx

TRACY hope your ankle is getting better
Hope your test results are all good.
Have you tried those Pixie powders yet haha. Take care my friend. Big Hug's xx

Princess P & Laine have a brilliant time together & a great day at Ally Pally
We might leave you a couple of things HaHa. Hug's xx

JUNE very interesting regarding the twins research. Hope to see you Saturday xx

ELAINE glad ANDREW is enjoying his hobby xx
TINA hope MIKE is doing ok.xx
TINA hope PETER is ok too.xx
MAUREEN glad your opp went well.xx

Hug's for everyone xx

Laura O' Connor said...

very nice card Sue ,great embossing folder ,Laura O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is so beautiful !!! I love everything about it !!! The shade of blue card you have used is lovely. I really like it. Your Brussels and Bruges dies look fab together. Really pretty and Lacey looking Sue. Your Radiance Striplet is very pretty to. It is on my long wish list !!! A great idea to cut it down the centre and use it for borders. Such a simple idea, but I would never have thought of doing it !!! It does look fab though. I do love the background embossing folder you have used on this card, and you have added a lovely big bow !!! I have missed your big bows on cards lately. A perfect finishing touch. Thank you for another fab card. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Betty McAlister said...

Just love the blue card today. It's a gorgeous card especially that sumptuous bow. Thank you Sue. X

Eunice said...

Love the color of your card Sue, I have two people in mind that would absolutely love this card, they are both born in September!!!!!

Anne Prescott said...

Another lovely card Sue, thanks for all the inspiration. Anne x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Your card is stunning, love the embossing. diecutting and colours. Beautiful.
Di B.x

gailgale said...

Sue,
This card is so beautiful!!!!
I love those dies. I have them. And I haven't even had a chance to use them. I need to get cracking and make some cards.
The colors in this card are wonderful. What beautiful cardstock.
Thank you for all your new dies. They're all so wonderful.
Thank you for showing us how to use all of your dies. I love your cards,
You make me look good. People think I am talented, but it's really your ideas.
Thank you, again.

Janice Brummett said...

This color combination is just beautiful! Your dies really make this card gorgeous. I've added these dies to my wish list. With your latest release, my list grew much longer! Thank you for showing us how to utilize the dies so they become endless with possibilities!

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. The blue is a lovely colour and the Brussels die is one of my favourites. Nice to see the stick pins again.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

A true Sue card for the give away and what a stunning beauty. Thanks Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card and die.

Susan McGx (SWS)

Jenny wren said...

Wow, beautiful card sue and liking the colour combination.
jennywren xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue just catching up been away for a week lovely catd and the embosting folder is lovely.
Catherine.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue just catching up been away for a week lovely catd and the embosting folder is lovely.
Catherine.

Vie Carter said...

a beautiful card, would love to win this

Vie
x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and colours, they work so well together.
L Dewar

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very different colour works well .love Jean Z xxxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful card!
And I'm so glad to see some new shows on Hochanda on your calendar :) Looking forward to watching, even though I can't get them to send outside the UK.
It's been awful since Creative Expressions left Create and Craft, I feel really left out...

Roisin said...

Beautiful card Sue..I put ribbons on everything.....(I agree with you Marianna Hammer ...its terrible that we can't buy from Hochanda unless we live in the UK.)

Roisin D

Gillian Nixon said...

Beautiful bow , beautiful card. Xxx Gillian

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Beautiful Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

It's nice to be very girly sometimes, lol. I really like the colours you have used. I think the Radiance Striplet looks so different being used this way. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

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julie laz said...

Just beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx