Monday, 2 January 2017

Best Wishes

Hello bloggers!  You had a peek at this one during one of the die launches, but it never had it's full day on the blog. I thought it was about time.  There is just something about these colours together that just has such a sort of Moulin Rouge sort of feel to me! LOL  I cut the Indian Ocean Background out of teal card and backed it with black.  I cut the next section of the die in black and backed it with white to lighten it a bit.  I added foam to raise it.  The next section went back to teal and backed in black and it was added with foam as well.  I stamped my sentiment and cut a frame using the inner die in the Charlotte die set.  I mounted the frame with foam and seated it over the sentiment.  The Cape Daisy was used to create three flowers of differing sizes.  I seated the flowers on some black satin ribbon in opposite corners.  The card was completed with white, black and teal mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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147 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, so beautiful.
I have read all of the comments yesterday and have been deeply saddened. I too agree that no one has to read the comments if they don't wish too, we thought this was a caring community showing compassion to people at a crossroads in their lives. I have had so much support from the blog when I lost Tim, and Robbies accident, I don't have a lot of people to talk to, and it helped me enormously.
I will respect Sues wishes, it is her blog after all,, but it was amazing that people said they never read the comments, or commented but still found the bandwagon to jump on. We non of us know what life will bring us.

tracy w said...

Happy new year sue
what a great start to 2017 I love the card thank you for sharing your stunning work with us thank you tracyw x

Jan.moogie said...

I really love this colour combo as it sings to me, great card Sue, love it. H ave a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the colours.
Hugs to all.
Happy crafting.
D xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, especially love the flowers. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

auscrafts said...

Lovely colours

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a beautiful card beautiful colour, thank you so much.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Kim Dibben said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card love the stunning colour combo xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I thought I remembered this as it was slowly loading. The colours are amazing. I can now see why my cape daisy never looks the same - more layers is the answer. Hope you had a good New Years day Sue. Off home today will miss this quaint peaceful little chapel and the wonder of the 'big sky' that's been surrounding us.
Sending my daily hug your way xx

Netty The Runner said...

Love the colour combinations on this card, need to buy a few more background dies, they always look so nice.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card very rich colourway.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Jan on the Fosse said...

HI Sue
Gorgeous card, I think the colour combination really suits the design.
Thanks Jan

Netty The Runner said...

Love the colour combination on this card . Must buy a few more background dies, they are so nice. Annette x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely colours and great card, the flower die is not one I have but it is really very pretty xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours x

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty color combo on this beautiful card!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous colours and design for this card. What a lovely start to 2017
Hugs
Muriel x

Barbara (C) said...

What a lovely card. I think using the same combination in different colour ways would make it very versatile design.

Karen Derbyshire said...

I would like this die, although I have similar ones. Really nice card Sue
.

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a gorgeous card in such a vibrant colour.
Jan
Northampton

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Oh WOW! A stunning design that really has great dramatic impact due to the glorious colour combination, love it! Day two of 2017 and this is definitely one for my favourites list of the year. Thank you for your great inspiration.x

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Great way to start your 2017 cards off. Definitely has that Moulin Rouge feel to it colour wise. Debra x

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue, I love this colour combination a beautiful card and very striking, have a good day everyone xx❤

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful.
I love the colours you have used for this one.

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I can see what you mean about Moulin Rouge. Adore the flowers and will be trying them today. Thank you. Xx

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card, love the teal, black and white. Xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely rich colour. Beautiful card and terrific dies,
Love Val in Spain xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A beautiful card to wake up to this morning. I love the colour choice on this card with the Teal and black card and the selection of dies you used, I can see me adding cape daisy flowers to my collection. Wendy

maz said...

Morning Sue, thank you for this stunning card today. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and in my favourite colour combination. The cape daisy is so pretty, I can also see a chrysanthemum using lots of them, I'm going to give it a go to see if it works!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, do remember this from the launch. Vibrant colours and great design, the Indian collection was - is - superb.
Yesterday you asked if we had any other favourites last year - so 7th August, red poppies on white background with black cross; 30th October, ovals within ovals with a peachy touch, and 7th December when you showed the poinsettia wreath. (But still like the distressed card best!) All really lovely. And 'saved' for reference.
Like Pam, so sad at some of the comments - some very unpleasant, no need. Have always tried to tread the line between too little and too much when commenting, both on a personal level and when supporting others. Won't stop caring, though.
Especially frustrated at the people who always look into the blog but never have time to comment - what??!! It only takes a few seconds to leave a message and it means so much to Sue. Enough said.
Hugs to all who need one.

'P' in Wales

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a stunning card. I love the colourway and those gorgeous flowers.
Marion S x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the dies and the colours. Great combo.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. The colours are really striking.

Barbara V

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, stunning & love the colour combination.

Michele

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
Very nice, your card is striking, such a great colour combo. I like it so much, I may have a go at using this combination when I next get into the craft room.
Chris xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Like this Background Die so intricate!
Love Marg

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, very striking colours.
B xx

Patricia said...

Morning Sue,
Great card, love the colours and wonderful Dies used.
Have a great day
Patricia x

Anne said...

Love the colours you have used here, Sue. Great card.

Anne (Northampton)

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a lovely card and the flowers are devine.
Love Catherine.

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue love the rich colour and the flowers are beautiful
Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, I will have a go at this one but with a different choice of colour, have to go through my humungous stock of card to find something just right. Are there others out there who like me have so much cardstock we could start up our own shop, ha, ha yet we can never find the colour we want.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I do like this card especially the flowers. I don't usually go for dark colours but I bought this colour card a few months ago and it is absolutely stunning when used with white and is a great colour for men's cards too. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, one of my fav colours

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour choice you have used and the flowers are so pretty, love from Jackie xx

Suemac said...

Lovely colour combination

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Love the dramatic colours It certainly deserves its day on the blog

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. The design is stunning and the dies are amazing. I have used the Cape Daisy dies to create a button hole for our daughter's wedding. She just has to approve the design now. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue MacFall said...

Another winner, Sue. Love the colour combination and the flowers are just perfect with it.
Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Happy New Year to you and all your Blog Followers! I can't believe I forgot to comment yesterday on those gorgeous cards you brought to us. I looked at them early in the day and firgot to pop back to comment.
Today's card is stunning and I remember seeing it briefly on one of your programmes.
I love teal and black and white together, it is so striking. I have a couple of tops in these very colours!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very dark and dramatic in teal and black and I love how those white glittered Cape Daisies really lift and lighten the overall design...I bought so many of your festive dies that there weren't enough pennies left over to buy more flower dies but these are now at the top of the list, they're so cute...

Izzy

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, stunning colours and wonderful dies, great combination makes a real dramatic card

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a cold frosty morning, I love the two colours youve chosen to use on this card and I agree it does look very sexy and french in design, you could almost think of the Can Can girls couldnt you? Love it. hugs Shirleyxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love these colours, very striking card. Pam I too was very saddened.

Love Rosemarie X X

foxyg said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card.Love the colours.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. love Jean Z xxx

Rose in Chester said...

I love that card, Sue. That Indian Background is a BEAUTIFUL die. Today is my serious play-time again, looking forward to making a birthday card instead of Christmas card.
And those colours are a distinct possibility.................
Hugs, Rose

SueJ said...

A stunning card Sue, love the colour combo and dies used.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking card today, the colour combination is beautiful. The Cape daisy flowers are very striking as are all your flowers. Yvonne xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really pretty card today. Love the teal, white and black colour combination and also, I like the use of the slim ribbon as it still allows you to use bows on your designs without compromising on postage costs.

Lisbeth

DeCor said...

A beautiful card Sue. I agree that the colour scheme is gorgeously dramatic. A beautiful sunny day goodd wishes sort of day to all.

DeCor said...

A beautiful card Sue. I agree that the colour scheme is gorgeously dramatic. A beautiful sunny day goodd wishes sort of day to all.

hazel young said...

Gorgoeus card and colour Sue x xhazel

Evis M said...


Hi Sue,
I love the card but, as I am not a fan of teal or black, I would use different colours.
Regards,
Evis M.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the cape flower but I can see now that I need more layers when I make it up.
Hope you had a lovely New Year's Day.
Lydia
X

Tressa said...

This colour combination has resulted in a very striking card. And yes, the effectiveness of the Cape Daisy die is down to the multiple layers, aren't the flowers gorgeous?

Teresa

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A rich and elegant card in a beautiful colour combination. Just gorgeous and as always just love your flowers...

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh I love that colour, I think I am going to have to purchase that pretty Background die too!
It's nice to get back to making every day cards, I have put my Christmas dies to one side for a few weeks, I don't want to put them away totally though as I hope to make a couple of cards each month for next Christmas, after all there is only 51 weeks!!
Crafty hugs
Sandra
xxx

d from northants said...


An elegant card, could be used for either male or female,




Doreen x

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Gorgeous card to start the New Year with many, many more to follow

This is a favourite colour combo of mine and I love the Cape Daisy Dies, of which I've used many times

June x

hettygarlick said...

A very striking card. The teal and black work together so well.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The colours make it stand out.

Jane Franklin said...

I love the style of the card and the Cape daisies are so effective but in another colour way as for me its too dark.
I think card making seems a favourite today as its very cold and frosty here. Best wishes to all. Luv jxxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card lovely rich colour combo.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Sue, Teal would not normally be my choice of colour but this one has converted me. The touches of white in the background and the gorgeous white flower has convinced me to be more adventurous with darker colours, Thankyou.
VC X

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, I love the colour combo of this card, it is really different and works so well. A stylish card for many occasions. Have a great day. Bx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, with a change of colours it would be great for any occasion.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card indeed and the cape daisies are lovely

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, Sue
It seems that I really did want to remain Anonymous at 0913 as I forgot to put my name to my comment!!
Another senior moment!!
Lesley S x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. The flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

craftynanna said...

Good Morning Sue, what a lovely card the colours are fantastic together and I love the cape daisy must buy this one, hugs Johanna

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card,love these two colours together & the daisies are really pretty,
Thank you for the inspiration (or the kick I need to get going again!!)
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Great card smashing colour combo x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card today, but the colour is too dark for me.
I don't know where my comment yesterday went but I did wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.
I've always thought that we do not know people's personal circumstances and if they get support and comfort from anyone else on the blog, what harm does it do. However, it is your Craft blog and I will follow your wishes, however I send love to the usual suspects.
Maureen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the design of this card and both the Indian Ocean background die and the Cape Daisies. I am now going to sound quite contrary - after loving the black Thank You orphan card on Saturday I have to say that overall this is a bit dark for me. I quite believe that in real life it is beautiful as I know that it is not always possible to get the true effect from a photograph, my own catalogue proves that!

Pam & ‘P’ – spot on and I agree with you both.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Beverley W

Donna Golby said...

Morning sue. Love the card layout but I don't like the colours sorry.
Am guilty of popping in every day but not commenting. I know it only takes minutes but mostdays the comment list to scroll through puts me off not the actual comments but the number.
Spent a few days celebrating the new year with family but it was nice to be back in my own bed.
Looking forward to a great year of crafting.
Donna

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, stunning teal colour, also love your flowers, must get that die set. x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
What A Beautiful Striking Card, Fabulous Colour Combination In The Teal/Black/White
I Just Love How You've Used The Indian Ocean Background It's Such A Versatile Die,
Also Using The Charlotte Die (Which I Don't Have But I'm Sure I Can Find A Replacement)
I Love All The Flower Dies You Bring To Us And The "Cape Daisy" Is Exceptional You Have Proved
On Many Occasions How You Can Turn Your Flowers Into So Many Different Extremely Beautiful Looks.
At Present I'm Working With The Very Beautiful Alexandria Die And The Awesome Stamp To Match, I love The Stamp
Because Of Its Size... (I Hope To See More Larger Stamps To Match Your Dies)
Thank You For Today's Extremely Exquisite, Elegant, Rich, Opulent Card, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing
Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate It.
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous colour of card. You could alter slightly and make it for a gents card.
Love it.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

ursula said...

A super duper card Sue, that Cape Daisy die is growing on me, I think it is the next 'must have'....luv Ursula xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card and striking colour combo.

Love Helen xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. So striking, I love the colour combination and dies used. Change the flowers and it would make a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Kate's Cards said...

Fantastic! Those colours really pop!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm much earlier today!
My visitors have just gone and I'm having a short break! Today's card is gorgeous - I wasn't sure about the cape daisies when
I first saw them as I thought they looked like stylised flowers if that makes any sense! However today's are really pretty! I'm sure you could make little button chrysanthemums with that Die too! I'm not a fan of teal usually but I really like this one and I love the Charlotte Die too.
I too agree with Pam and 'P' and it would be good to know that you are alright Elaine? The two Tina's too , sending love to all in need of a hug today! As for me- I just need a rest in chair for a bit! This entertaining lark is tiring! Lol!
Beautiful day here today again! White frost but beautiful sky and sunshine! Safe travel to those going home today.
Diane - so pleased you are safely home! X
Love to all, Myra xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue really like the design of this this​ card but find the colour combination a little bit dark for me, but would love love it in a different colour combination.
Wendyx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I really do love teal and black together and those pretty Cape daisies are superb accents.
No crafting for me today sadly, it's taken me over four hours to pack away the tree...mainly because my little whirlwind decided he wanted to help out. He's been such a good kitten all the time it's been up but de idea today was the day he was going to let rip. I ended up wearing heavy duty garden gloves to stop him ripping my fingers to shreds (and this is after he had his claws clipped lol).
I've made a couple of new year resolutions, one is to watch Hochander more. I'm hanging my head in shame admitting that I was a Craft Channel watcher but after hearing something disconcerting about them the other day I'm now boycotting them, so I'm looking forward to watching the CE gang strut their stuff, even if I can't manage to buy too much. This year is going to be 'get my act together' year and I'm ordering some shelving units for my craft space which I hope will bring order to chaos so that I can enjoy a bit more space to actually craft in rather than have to keep moving things from a to be just to make space. Wish me luck as I'm not the tiniest of people.
Hugs to Pam, like you, I don't have many people to talk to. I left my friends to move 12 miles from my sister for support and now she's moved over 350 miles away so I've got no-one but my online family. I love the way that we can support each other as well as learn new crafting skills.
Let's all hope for a fruitful 2017 of crafting.
Bejay xx

Vie Carter said...

Great design card and colour choice

Love the flower Sue, you made this for me in September at Ally Pally

Roll on April

Vie
x

jenny Briggs said...

Bellow sue and happy new year to you lovely card and the colours together are just wow

Karin van eijk said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Pawprintx4 said...

Teal is one of my favorite colors so I see nothing to not recommend this card. I bought the cape daisy die recently and can't wait to actually use it now that I have caught up with other projects.
Have a wonderful day all,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Narrowboat girl said...

A very striking card Sue. I love the cape daisies

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue
What a stunning card. Absolutely striking. I was bowled over by this card when I first saw it and have been equally impressed by seeing it again. I love the colours and the 'mood' they provoke but this card would be equally stunning in different colours and would therefore create a whole different feel to it x
And now I'm going to say something shocking! I'm going to make a card - I know get me!! I was going to attempt to recreate today's masterpiece but then realised I have none of the dies. Like JUNE I have enough cardstock to open a chain of shops let alone one shop. So loads of teal card and miles of black ribbon but my Sue die collection, extensive though it may be does not yet offer shelter to the Indian Ocean, Cape Daisy or Charlotte dies x
I could try and use different dies to do a half hearted copy but then that would be a guarantee that my first card of 2017 would be a reject/orphan x
So I will resort to plan B - choose a card that I have the dies for - that's the plan anyway - I'll let you know x
We have blue skies and sun and I am almost tempted to hang out some washing. However the energy reserves are going to be put to better use in the craft department x
My goodness, we really have started something of a 'discussion' over the last couple of days. I am sure that there was never an intention on any ones part to cause hurt or upset but some of the comments left following the initial 'fall out' have been a little insensitive.
One thing we all agree on is that this is the most amazing blog and the Wilsonettes family has some of the most amazing, warm and loving people in it.
I can understand that to a certain extent the length and content of certain comments may not be what one would expect from your average blog. However, at the heart of this amazing haven is one of the most amazing, talented and beautiful people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Laine and I had the pleasure of spending a little time chatting with Sue at Ally Pally in September and it was an absolute delight. She oozes warmth and compassion and her tireless hard work and dedication to go above and beyond is a rarity.
A number of people have mentioned that one of the things that has put them off is the number of comments. The work that Sue puts in to make this blog such a success deserves to be recognised and a steady rise in the number of followers is one reward that I think Sue would be delighted and touched by. So if the number of comments is an issue I feel you may be missing the point of this amazing forum.
Personally I love to read all the comments but this is not compulsory. When you click on the 'add a comment' link it takes you to the end of all the comments anyway, so a couple of encouraging words without having to read anything else is all it takes x
Please let's all work together to get this blog back up to having more followers than any other. If you pop in every day but don't leave a comment then make 2017 the year that this changes. Honestly, it would mean the world to Sue - 1 or 2 little adjectives - wouldn't take you a minute x
OK, lecture over. I really need to steer my little brain cell in the direction of my craft room. Wish me luck folks. I will let you know how I get on tomorrow x
Sending oodles of happy thoughts, love and good wishes to each and every one of you especially all of my wonderful blog besties - you know who you are x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Disco Queen said...

This is one of my favourites of 2016: Such bold colours. The white flowers are particularly striking. Theresa x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the design of this card. However, I wouldn't have put these two colours together, but actually they do work. So thanks Sue for showing us this combination.
I don't think it was the length of comment that people didn't like, it the was some of the actual comments they contained.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card Sue, colour is strong which I like. Must get that Background die,
I find it really nice.

Had a nice walk this morning even if I felt a bit like Bambi on ice
at times. Hope you all taken care if going out.
Hugs to all and special ones to you who need one,
Maria x

Karen Halliday said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours of this card. Thanks for sharing. Happy 2017.

Karen H

CraftyJo said...

I like the colours you've used for this, very elegant.

Jean said...

BEautiful!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Love this colour combo and doesn't the Cape daisy shout to be noticed!

Eunice said...

The color of this card is right up my alley!!! Love the background. The Cape Daisies are amazing!!! Thank you and Happy New Year Sue!!!!

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful card!! I love that you have used black again! This color combo is stunning and goes for male or female cards, fun or elegant cards, happy or sad cards! Very versatile and striking!
I find it sad that so many seem to have a problem with people showing that they care for their fellow human beings. I am housebound and my only real contact with others is through blogs and social media and out of all the blogs I go to THIS is the kindest, most loving and caring blog of them all. It warms my heart to see comments encouraging those who need it or just sharing a funny anecdote with each other.
Those who don't "like" the comments don't have to read them. When you click on "post comment" it brings you right to the box to leave your comment without having to scroll through all the other comments. Don't read the if you don't want to but maybe you could take a different stance! Instead of disliking it, why not leave a comment saying that you hope all the other Wilsonettes are having a good day! It is amazing how being positive can make you feel better! You never know if the person writing their troubles in a comment is alone and lonely and just needs to reach out and find a little thing called COMPASSION and LOVE!
Off my soapbox now and I just want to end by saying that I am going to miss reading the Wilsonettes comments!
Have a great day everyone and Sue~ Thank you for this wonderful blog and tons of inspiration!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Ah, this card has such a wonderful color combination, strong and bold in teal, black, and white. I agree with you that it has a Moulin Rouge look to it. Thanks for reminding me of how you can mix and match several of your die sets to get the look I am wishing to make. I thank you, Sue, for the time and effort that you put into designing your dies so that we Wilsonettes get the most versatility and value out of your dies. Wishing you a great week.

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue think I have solved my problem Fingers crossed. Love the colours you have chosen to show off your brilliant die Gloria (sidcup) xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I was lucky enough to win this background die it is beautiful and so easy to cut. hugs to those who need them.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I'm afraid I didn't ge the around to commenting yesterday although I looked at your blog & saw all the lovely favourites but I was constantly being called on to play with my two lovely Granddaughters! I've just travelled back home so will gradually get back to normal after the Christmas celebrations
I respect your request to keep the blog upbeat & positive Sue but at the same time I feel that life isn't always like that & sometimes we all need support through difficult times.I have only been part of this blog for a couple of years but I love it & feel my card making has improved so much because of you, your videos & inspiration. I also feel I'm getting to know some of the lovely people on this blog & want to wish you all the very best for 2017

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always & love the stunning blue colour & the background die is gorgeous & another to add to my ever growing 'sue Wilson die collection'
Love everything about this design & would suit any occasion.

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue. Thank you for sharing and for all your hard work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the striking contrast between the three colours. Without the flowers it would make a great masculine card.
I wish everyone hope, courage and happiness for this new year and plenty of enjoyment through crafting.
Véronique L

Sylvi said...

I love this card & especially the colours. The cape daisy die is on my wish list & as I have some Xmas money to spend, that's my next buy. Thank you Sue for so much hard work. xx Sylvi

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
I definitely remember this card from the launch and I am so happy you shared it today. Gorgeous card. I love the color combination! I, too, have tons of cardstock and I can never seem to find the right color. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you!

liz spooner said...

Lovely card Sue, really striking colours.xx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, an absolute stunning card. I just love this colour and the gorgeous dies you have used. Love Rosie from Chorley....xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Sorry I totally forgot to say on my previous comment that I love the card The colour combination is gorgeous & the background die is a must have!

Dawn Holben said...

Hi Sue, this is another stunning card that deserves it's day on the blog.
I do love that die and the gorgeous bold colour.

ang said...

Lovely card, very striking...Guilty for not commenting daily, been swimming early before work and then playing catchup. Will try harder angx
Best wishes to all

gailgale said...

Very, very, lovely!!!!

Mary Lynn Cox said...

OMG,what a knock out card. The dies are so Lacey and the black and teal together just sing. Truly magnificent, Sue

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue and all your crafty crew
Stunning card Sue. As per usual I don't think you have made a card that I do not like
Love the teal colour one of my favourite
My to buy list is growing again Mrs W but did get a few from Santa lol
Hugs to all that I know need one. Tina T. Elaine Nanna T to name a few
Stay positive hugs
Theresa G xx

Theresa Pace said...

these are awesome colours together. i know what you mean when you say they have a moulin rouge feel to them. lovely card, hugs xx

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,love the dies you have used ,Laura O

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What an auspicious start to the new week and New Year, i adore today's card the colour combination is just so striking, the black really makes the teal card pop. The Indian collection is high on my most wanted list, it will be some time before i can splash out though but I'm nothing if not patient....promise! The Cape Daisies are an awesome accent die, unremarkable in their individual cut state but layer them together and magic occurs. I am so looking forward to what you have up your oh so generous sleeves this year Sue, i am wetting myself in anticipation of your next die launch...I'll have to practise those pelvic floor exercises then:-)
I don't know about you but I'm all confused by the day of the week and date at the moment, it will be nice to get a bit of normality back into my life again, no more cheesy Christmas movies to while away the afternoon when i should be doing housework, vats of fresh bread sauce....though the freezer has about 6 tubs ready and waiting....or bits of tinsel stuck to the cats nether regions:-)
I made another attempt at replicating Yvonne's scabby roasties with mixed reviews, my Mum loved them, they were golden brown and suitably scabby but i felt they lacked that vital crunch...i use goose fat, does anyone suggest a different lubricant for a crispier result?
Wondering if i should still be waffling on in my own special way but i find it difficult not to rabbit on....i was always getting penalised at Uni for exceeding the word limit.....i may be wrong, but when i had the pleasure of speaking to the great lady herself at Ally Pally she seemed to approve and dare i be so bold as to say enjoy a lengthy post....its nice to get to know one another, its what makes this blog so unique and special. I hope that none of our chattier regulars have been put off by the complaints of a few less compassionate members of the blog, i would hate for people to cut their message in fear of upsetting others. I am sure that i offend at times, totally unintentionally of course, because that's life, we cant please everybody. However, if my comments manage to put a smile on someone's face then i am tickled pink. I will continue to post my usual tongue in cheek banter in an attempt to bring some cheer in the process, and if Sue has any problems with my posts then i will tailor them accordingly because she is The Boss and i respect her integrity and most of all, opinion.
Pam and P, totally concur with your comments, hope you are both wellxxx
Myra, how kind of you but I am all too aware of my attributes, it's why Yvonne is so jealous of me:-) Seriously though, Thankyou, it means a lot to mexxx
Tina, Elaine, Tina T , Lynda and anyone else ill or caring for a loved one, i wish you all the best in the months to comexxx
Special hugs to all my besties tooxxx
Yvonne, totally agree with your sentiments and encouragement for new members, lets make Sues blog the biggest and the best in 2017!

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I don't usually like darker cards but this one is stunning. X

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and dies ( have started a new wish list, these are now on it)
I have loved the Teal card since you first bought it to us, so this card is an absolute delight to me.

Sorry I haven't been around for a few days, I have been struck down with the awful bug that is doing the rounds.
Totally missed New Year. So although I'm late I'm sending you my very best wishes HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Love Brenda xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I also agree with PAM and like to read all the comments and cant understand why anyone would object. It is so easy to scroll through them if you don't want to read them.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card sue x the colours are gorgeous and although Im sadly not an owner of these particular dies I can do something similar with the ones I do have x thankyou so much sue for your inspiration as always x
Just caught up on yesterdays and todays comments and will only say like Pam am quite saddened x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes and their loved ones x
Theresa w xxx

Vanessa White said...


Hi Sue, great card & great colours xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today and what a great colour. The cape daisies are a great finishing touch. Sorry haven't been commenting we've had Christmas in a castle with intermittent internet connection. I won't bore you with the details but as Myra said we are home now. I agree with Pam and P, will miss the daily catch up with the regulars but will respect your wishes Sue. Just have to say to Tracey that I'm sending you a big hug for 2017, I hope it's a good one.
Love Diane G xxx

Chritine yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue. Must get the daisy die.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is gorgeous. Teal is one of my favourite colours along with the blush, putting it with the black just makes everything pop. I recieved the caped daisies for christmas so will have a try at making this little beauty.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,love the colours and the dies,thank you,Linda x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,
This card is bold and bright......lovely dies too used.

Love also the flowers.

Love
Dorothy of Baldock



Fiki said...

gorgeous card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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