Monday, 16 January 2017

For Someone So Special

Hi bloggers!  I thought today I would show you a card made with one of the Stamps To Die For that coordinate with the dies.  I started this card by embossing a piece of vellum with the Dotted Daisies Pinpoint embossing folder.  I attached it to a piece of wisteria card so that there was a soft lavender colour behind it.  I stamped the Eastern Mandala Stamp To Die For in black and cut i out with the matching Fiji die.  I inked it with Chic Viola Colour Cloud all over, then went back and did just the edges with Decadent Denim.  I added it to the centre of the embossed back ground with mounting foam.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the Fiji hexagon and added a thin Blue mat using the larger hexagon from the Bora Bora.  I made two flowers using the Striped Nasturtiums edging them with Chic Viola and spritzing with water.  I seated them on white satin ribbon.  I added the entire piece to a larger mat cut from French Navy card.  I added a paved pearl border using white PVA glue dots of varying sizes. A simple white on white mat was used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, it's gorgeous. Well done to your CE colleagues, they did a fantastic job on Hochanda.
John especially showcased your dies to perfection. I picked up so many tips from him. Nice to see Dave Bradford has joined Hochanda too.
Elaine, I hope you enjoyed your day with Andrew and Helen, and that you are feeling better. It may be that you have what the doc thinks I have, viral flu, tiredness and aching limbs is symptomatic, but you have been through so much with your boys and the family it is bound to take its toll. Take care and rest lovely lady.
Tina and Owen, I hope you are coping well at this sad difficult time, as Laine put it so beautifully, your friends on the blog are here for you, you always have my support.
Good to hear Yvonne's parents are on the mend. Tried to imagine Yvonne in the car with dad driving at 20 miles per hour, but hey, at 80 he does well to drive at all. Hopefully mum will be home soon to enjoy her girl's roasties.
Donita, I want to come to one of your craft parties, what a ball you all had.
Laine, what a gorgeous treat from Sue for you. You can now officially open a Sue Wilson Card Gallery with your win. Enjoy them all honey.
June, you sound so well, hope the knee is behaving itself.
Hugs to all, especially NannaTina, Wheeley and all missing friends. Norah you are a star.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card,enjoyed the shows on hochanda that I managed to see

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the colours are wonderful
I love the design

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely card today, I especially like the idea of embossing a vellum sheet and adding to the card and then also all the PVA glue dots of various sizes, looks so good, but of course the stamp is the centre piece.

I reiterate what Pam said about the Hochanda shows over the weekend, I spent such a long time yesterday just reviewing John's shows, take screen shots of the cards I would like to make and getting all the tips and techniques, I have been awake since 4am with them all still going through my head, just got to find the time now to do them. Need to do the same for Phill and Julia's shows now before they are taken off, oh I wished Virgin Media would take on Hochanda.

Pam hope you are on the mend and feeling a little better every day.

Elaine, it is only natural that you are feeling low, you have had so much to deal with, but remember your friends here are supporting you, Andrew and Helen all the way.

So good to hear that Yvonne's parents are on the mend, wow 80 years old and still driving around, that is an achievement these days, there are such mad drivers on the road.

Yes Pam the replacement knee is getting there, hopefully last physio joint school on Wednesday. I am walking about without my stick so that is a good sign.

Laine, how wonderful that our Sue sent you all the goodies and extra ones as well, I have got a Sue giveaway which sits on the shelf above my head and I look at it every day, it is red, black and white with the most gorgeous black bow on the front, and her trade mark pierced holes around the layers, it really is a joy to see, I know you will enjoy all of your gifts.

Tina and Owen, Tina, Tracey, and anyone else who needs a special hug, here it is....

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

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I am falling for this Pacific collection, today's card is lovely and I received my Wednesday weekly giveaway card in the mail, it is A M A Z I N G !!!! with the Tahiti and Fiji dies, fabulous colours (some used today) and perfection to aim for, thank you again Sue, It will find a place of honour in its new home.
Congratulations Laine !
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is a stunning combination of colours, dies and your lovely paved pearl border. Really classy. Have a great day. Bx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Loraine Jefferis said...

Lovely card Sue. I love how you do the paved dots. Very effective. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Marion Bull said...

Another love card Sue and howI love the pearl border, mine never looks as good as that!

Maggie B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Back at you with the sentiment! Your card is beautiful, I love everything about it especially the embossing folder! I enjoyed all the CE shows the only thing missing was you!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the idea of the hint of colour behind the vellum.
Great shows over the weekend on Hochanda.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh my word Sue, what a start to our crafting week. It's absolutely beautiful and so many different techniques, embossing, stamping and colour highlighting, die cutting and the paved pearl border, and your flowers look so delicate, could we ask for a better start, I think not. It was a real treat to see the CE team take over the weekend, it was starting to resemble another craft channel with one specific brand showing a little more than others, so it was great to see the cream of craft do their 'stuff'
Another week if friendly hugs and Sue, here's the first ☺ have a good day xxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the effect from the vellum. Nice to see the glue dots making a return.
Watched some fab shows over the weekend. So much inspiration
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely crisp card today, Sue, and your paved border really sets is it off beautifully.
Hear hear to Pam's comments.
Didn't get to see much of the shows but pleased to spot Dave Bradford, he's such a good presenter. Never did catch up with Craft Channel when he left C&C.
Laine - slightly green with envy, but do have my gallery of One Sue Card! Great that PP's parents are doing well, hope we get a Maureen update!
Special wishes for Tina, Tina and Elaine.

'P' in Wales

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. What an amazing start to the week, this is stunning. Another gorgeous embossing folder that I've missed, so going to have to have a little internet search and shop tonight!
To keep this post short i'll just echo Pam's comments, as she has a way of saying everything so well. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card and a great start to the week. There's just something about blue and white together that I love.

Pam, hope you're feeling a bit better. I know we moan about the weather being cold but a two week spell of below zero temperatures would get rid of many of the nasty bugs around at the moment. At least according to my GP!

Big hugs to all who are suffering or in need.

Happy crafting.
D xx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,love the embossed vellum and the colour,thank you,Linda x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, had my first go at spritzing flowers with water over the weekend, thing I may have overcooked it, will have another go as your flowers are stunning

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card. I have orderedl the flower dies, need the Pacific Ocean now.
Annette x

Debra K. said...

Lovely card Sue! Fabulous stamping and the colour you've used on it is gorgeous. Love the blue with white spots of your paved edge. Debra x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The embossing is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the border and the embossed vellum. I should use vellum more often. Note to self!

Denise Bryant said...

love that embossing folder!

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-stunning card. Love everything about it.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
What a great way to start the week! Stunning design, love the Daisy Burst embossing folder and the Paved Pearl technique really draws your eye in - gorgeous.x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A beautiful card to day , I can see a lot of work has gone in to this card. The embossed background and the PVA dots are stunning and the stamping is beautiful. Great eye for colour as always. I really enjoyed watching the team on Hochanda , may have treated my self to couple of dies.
Hugs and Well wishes to all..... Wendy

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. Congratulations to the Creative Expressions Team at the weekend they did a brilliant job and the shows were amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jan.moogie said...

Oh so elegant and simply gorgeous card today Sue, love it. Thanks for sharing,have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today, I love the colour combination used & your flowers are always stunning. I enjoyed the weekend shows on Hochanda, now there's more dies on my wish list. Yvonne xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

This card is so pretty. I love the embossing folder. Really enjoyed the shows this weekend.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
What a beautiful card. The backing Acrylic dots must have taken hours, well worth it.
Each day is getting a bit better, my family have been very supportive.
Pam hope you are feeling a bit better, viral infections always take that bit longer.
I enjoyed the Hochanda take over, John was fantastic as Julia they really captured the saying "I'm in charge"
Really nice to see Dave Bradford. Will he bring his jewellery range .C&C rang to ask why I hadn't renewed my membership told them all the best presenters and companies had jumped ship!!!!!
June hope you last physio goes well and you are. now sticklesss.
To P in Wales,PP, Dragonsnap2, craftysuetoo,Donita,Elaine,Andrew,Helen, Vera and Therea you are all in line for hugs, wished my arms where longer.
So love and crafty hugs to all
TIna T xxxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, makes me think regal. I enjoyed what I could watch of Hochanda over the weekend, I have most of the dies already but really liked all the ideas with the masks, pixie powders, gilding flakes and cosmic shimmer products, especially with Julia. Have a good day. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a really lovely card today. The French navy is a beautiful colour. Really enjoyed the take over weekend on Hochanda, great fun and very informative. Brilliant.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card again. Everything about it is beautiful. Thanks for your inspiration.

Barbara V

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, another stunning card.
I just love how you do those Shimmer Dots, when I do them ... Mmmmm!!! ... that's all I will say.
Caught some shows yesterday all good, John always gives great hints & tips some I use lots.
Have a great day.
Patricia X

A Happercrafter6 said...

A beautiful card today. Great weekend on Hochanda - the team did CE proud!

Suemac said...

Another lovely catd

maz said...

Like the use of the stamp on this card, beautiful. I must practice those dots with the PVA glue, can't get them the same size! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a beautiful card this is. I really love this embossing folder and the flowers are so pretty too. It was a wonderful weekend on Hochanda with some brilliant demos and ideas. What a great team they all are. Sending best wishes

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card
B xx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Such an attractive card today. I love the colour combination of dark blue and white with a hint of lavender. I have to admit that I have several stamps to die for and I don't think I really make enough use of them. This card has shown me what I am missing out on.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely cardSue, great colours.

Anonymous said...

A stunning card and I adore the sentiment.

Have a happy day everyone

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely start to the week. Gorgeous card. The CE team did a brilliant job over the weekend - well done to them. Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous !! I'm especially loving the pave pearl border, haven't seen this is a while.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I just must get the E/Folder its beautiful never noticed it before!
Such a lovely card today and the border of pearls is so clever Sue such patience!
Best wishes to everyone!
Love Marg

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Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card, love that embossing folder and how nice to see the paved pearls technique make a come-back, it always gives a really pretty edge to frame the central elements and not something you'd ever see on a shop-bought card...and I'm now going to have to check out the stamps to go with the Pacific Islands collection I bought recently from one of John's shows on Hochanda....have to say the CE team did themselves proud over the weekend...


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card for Monday morning. Really enjoyed the shows over the weekend, the team did a fantastic job.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours xx hazel

Christine Collins said...

An absolutely stunning card Sue and the team did a great job taking over the weekend, show casing all the fantastic products and really informative demo's.
Chris xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue,you have done it again what a beautiful card . Enjoyed Hochanda shows learned a lot . Yesterday had my computer rest so I could leave comments on your blog instead of on my old Tablet.It worked for a few hours in fact it left my comment twice.Tried again today no luck.Oh well tomorrow is another day !! Gloria ( sidcup) xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Back to a Sue Wilson signature again today with the paving technique. It's nice to see a favourite return. I've really enjoyed the takeover weekend, the team have showcased the CE products beautifully especially your dies.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam I hope you are wrapped up in the warm today being good. Xxx
Sending hugs to Tina Tina and Elaine xxx
Laine what a lovely treat xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the embossing folder

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, such a beautiful card today. Must try embossing vellum.
Enjoyed all the shows over the weekend on Hochanda. I recorded most of them and watched some on my laptop as the weather was so awful yesterday I wasn't receiving signal on Freesat.
Marion S x

June Horrocks said...

What a stunner sue I love it the dies the colours the stamp wow!!!!!! Thank you sue
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

sandy acland said...

This card is another stunner, love the colour and the design, beautiful!!

Sandy (tort)

Anne said...

Great card today, Sue. Enjoyed the shows over the weekend and picked up loads of ideas from them all.

Anne (Northampton)

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue charming card particularly like the embossed vellum and the stamp and die fit so perfectly love from Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Sue this is fabulous I love it

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi sue a stunning card today love the colours you used a real classic.I missed your shows as im on holiday
Hugs Catherine.

Anonymous said...

DoreenjWhat a stunner, love the colours too!

Doreen x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous card today!
Love the colours and the lovely embossing folder you have used :))

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card, I love the embossed vellum and your glue dots border, must give that a go sometime.
Nice to see some stamping too. X

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue What a gorgeous card do many different technic included I love the dies the colours & the paved pearl border I only wish I could achieve such a fabulous result when I use the pearl pva they end up looking a mess!!
Sending good wishes to all

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another wonderful card. The embossed background is lovely must use more parchment.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card, love it all! The Pacific set is some I would like
to owe, hopefully soon.

Laine- you are so lucky ,to received all the cards plus some extra
from our Sue. Treat them well as I'm sure you will do.Hugs x
Yvonne- glad to see you mum and dad are getting better. If you are
meeting up with Maureen, watch out because she is a nice "lady" sure
you get on like fire x
Pam- you are a very important person for many of us so hope you
soon are better. Wrap up warm and take it easy x
My thought are with Tina,Nannatina,Elaine and anyone else who are going
through tough times. Many hugs to you all x
Hugs to all Wilsonette's, and to my wonderful friends
Maria x

SueJ said...

Just love this card, so many techniques in one card, wonderful.

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Love this gorgeous card and so nice to see your paved pearl technique being used again

June x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colour scheme.
VC xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card, love the stamp and the colour.
Rosemary xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours. love Jean Z xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a really stunning card this morning and I love how youve used velum to emboss as it looks so beautiful behind the diecut. hugs Shirleyxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card, from the paved pearls to the gorgeous EF to the stamp to die for, thank you for sharing

Laine hope you enjoy all those lovely cards from Sue, are we jealous!!!
Caring hugs to Nanna Tina, Tina T and Elaine

Love and best wishes to everyone,

hettygarlick said...

That's lovely. I like to see the Stamps to Die For used with the dies.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
This card is so special too, I still haven't tried embossing velum it looks so effective,
Best wishes
Karen M

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card today, thank you.
Laine - who's a lucky girl then, all those extra goodies from Sue. Do you have blue eyes by any chance? Yes, Yvonne and I are meeting up this week - all being well - and I am prepared for anything, but the big question is - is she!!!
Pam, hope your chest is behaving and improving.
Myra and Maria, please don't be nice, my heart can't stand it!!!
love and prayers to Tina, NannaTina, Elaine and those who are lonely or ill.
Maureen xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card, really like the way you have used the vellum and the stamp is so pretty.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A really nice card, the wisteria and navy blue make for a very rich looking card
Margaret xx

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi sue.
Wow what a beautiful card. It's stunning. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What away to start the week but with a stunning card that has one of my favourite techniques the pave pearls. I first saw them about three years ago and they are still one of my favourite techniques and that must be a new e/b folder or i have missed this one its gorgeous. Have recordered all the shows over the weekend and watched a few. I have learned a few techniques from john he knows how to get the best from your dies but the whole team did CE really proud and it looked like they all had fun, hopefully you can do it next time. Nice to see Dave Bradford on hochanda he is such a good presenter and explains everything beautifully. The channel is going from strength to strength. Have a good week everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A lovely stamp you have used with your die. Beautiful colours and I love the pretty flowers.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Each And Everyday I Open Your Delightful Blogpage, I just Love
"The Masterpieces" You Share With Us And Today's Card Is No Exception Its
Truly Very Beautiful.
I Apologise If I Go Through All The Products Used And How You've Used Them Its
Just That I Copy And Keep In My Note Folder, "Along With A Photograph" So If I Go On
This Is The Reason Why Yes I Have You On Pinterest And Also A Bloglovin Folder, But I Know You Don't Mind
But Just In Case Others Wonder Why.... It Also Helps Me Remember How The Card Was Achieved.
Today's Card Is "Truly Stupendous" I Just So Love All Your Delightful Embossing Folders
And Today's "The Daisy Burst Pinpoint Embossing Folder" Is So Extremely Remarkable
(I Need This Embossing Folder) I Love How You've Embossed It Out Of "Vellum" Then Attaching To Wisteria Card
I Just Love The Extremely Exquisite Stamp You've Used "The Eastern Mandala Stamp"
Cutting It Out With Matching "Fiji Die" Just Love The Colour Coice For Your Stamp Using
"The Chic Viola Colour Cloud" It Looks So Extravagant.
I Love "The Hexagon Dies From The Fiji And Bora Bora" Adding Your Sentiment
"For Someone Special" "Which Is Definitely You"
Last But Not Least "The Truly Stupendous Striped Nasturtiums Flowers" They Are Outstanding
Its Also Wonderful To See The Return Of "The Paved Pearls" They Look Stunning..
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

IVY Cheong said...

beautiful card. Ivy x

Paula said...

This is a beautiful card! I'm not a stamper so didn't realise you don't have to colour all the individual bits and pieces when you stamp, I'm going to have to 'Pin' this card so I can keep looking at it! :)
Paula x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love the embossing.

Pam hope you are feeling much better today?
Tina T and Owen, hugs to you both, stay strong.
June, great news about casting away the stick.
Yvonne so pleased your Mum & Dad are on the mend .

We enjoyed Andrew & Helen's visit yesterday ,they stayed for a good 3 hours then went on to visit his Uncle .
I have an appointment on Wednesday with my GP ,i had an awful night still awake at 4.30 did manage to sleep after that and woke up at 8 45 , may have a noddy this afternoon.

Sending big hugs to all my lovely friends , and anyone who wants one.
Elaine H X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love all the things you have used on this card. The only way I can do pva dots is to make them different sizes.... accidentally!

Disco Queen said...

Fab card Sue. Love that the Stamps to Die For are mounted & pre-cut. Theresa x

P Austen said...

Lovely to see your border showing the PVA dots. The card is beautiful Sue especially the stamp which you have used. It sounds as if everyone has enjoyed the Hochanda shows this weekend. How I will miss keeping up with them for the next couple of months, but at least I will have the sunshine to boost my spirits. Hope it's not too cold where you all are. Hugs xx P Austen

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Absolutely smashing!!! Can't wait for the next collection I'm assuming it'll be soon 😊

Pam. Get well soon!!

Laine. I'm well jealous of u. Enjoy all ur sue masterpieces xx

Love to all as always xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a delightful, delicious card. The embossed vellum looks fantastic. Focal point is beautiful and flowers lovely.......... Singing to me.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. I love the paved border though when I'm making a card I don't have time to ever do one will have to make more time or have a day just making so paved borders for use at a later time. Although I very rarely have time to muck about and play or trying out new things. I need more time and I've got some lovely Sue Wilson dies for Christmas but still have not had time to try most of them.

Hugs to everyone that needs them.


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card and lovely stamping x the pave effect is great x thoroughly enjoyed the takeover weekend only thing missing was you sue xxx like June though I really wish hochanda was on virgin for lots of reasons x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes x
Theresa w xxx

Jane Franklin said...

Stamping and bubbles border, what more could you want. Lovely.
Have a good day everyone, luv jxxx

Sue MacFall said...

Stunning card and colours. Thank you.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow what a stunner we have today. Love how you've used the vellum as a background. I've done this at Christmas but not on a normal card. Not that this card is anything but normal. Thanks for sharing.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a fantastic card for a miserable Monday. I love the colours and your 'stamps to die for' are so beautiful. Love the shade of blue you've chosen and those little dots are so cute.
Bejay xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing mandala stamp and gorgous card! Love the colours and the fab embossing!

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card today. I really like the colors and I always attempt the little dots but never quite get it right (or paw free) as Taffy seems to think its some kind of game.
Hugs x

ursula said...

An absolute beautiful card, I have not invested in any of the matching stamps to your dies, something I need to think about as this is too how you have made all the pearls on the border Sue..thank you.....luv Ursula xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

I love today's card, navy and white always looks so classy together.

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

I love today's card, navy and white always looks so classy together.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I really love this card especially the colour. I did comment yesterday but it somehow disappeared. Pam I hope you are feeling a little better. Elaine please rest you need to look after yourself.

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Love all the little paved dots and the flowers are so pretty! LOVE the coloring on the Mandala die cut and the sentiment is awesome!! Classy, timeless, stunning and out of this world amazing! TFS!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning! Love all the layers.

Vie Carter said...

a very beautiful card, lovely


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great card and I love it when you show off your Stamps To Die for as it always gives me more ideas. The blue and white looks so crisp and fresh and the embossed vellum background is beautiful.

Laine - now I know what the noise I heard on Saturday was. No, not you screaming but the thud of all those beautiful Sue cards landing on the mat lol. Seriously, enjoy your haul and I know you will get lots of inspiration from just looking at them. Thanks for keeping us up to date with Yvonne and her parents and I am glad they are both getting better.


Pawprintx4 said...

Anyone would feel special receiving this card. WOW! I absolutely love this card, everything about it. Sometimes one of your cards hits me as extra special and this is one of them.
Hope everyone is having a good Monday,
Stephanie K

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love everything about it. Thank you for sharing this. Enjoyed all yesterday's Hochanda shows. Everyone did really well.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the Pacific ocean dies and how you have used them here.
Thanks for sharing,

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Such a beautiful card & love the way you have used the embossed vellum for the background which looks so pretty & soft.
Gorgeous stamp design too & looks amazing in the colours you have chosen.
Beautiful design & would be suitable for so many occasions...
Love it !!!

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love all of your cards but the ones with the paved borders seem to have something special about them, for me. SueL x

Barbara (C) said...

I really like the paved pearls technique. Why do I keep forgetting about it!! A beautiful card to start the week off...BarbaraC

karenlotty said...

Very pretty indeed I'd forgotten the paved pearl technique Smething I enjoy doing as you don't have make each pearl a uniform size and is received with awe

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a beautiful card. I love th colors. I love the way the paved pearls look.

sued99 said...

I think this is a stunning card. I watched some of the CE shows over the weekend and have a few more recorded. Very enjoyable.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. I do like embossed vellum and this particular folder produces a lovely effect.


Karin van eijk said...

it's chique and very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Princess Pixie! said...

Hello Sue - missed me?!!!
What a lovely card on the very day I decide to return to the best blog in the world x
Just love the paved pearl technique. I have tried this myself on a couple of occasions but the result was not terribly successful. I am too impatient. I will definitely have to try again because the effect is stunning x
Everything about this card just sings in perfect harmony and I think it is beautiful x
I have really missed the blog. I haven't even been checking in so have just had a look back at the cards I have missed and they are all amazing Sue. I have yet to catch up on comments x
Still up in the frozen North but incredibly relieved and delighted to tell you my Mum is home. Yes the queen is in residence x
I am staying here for a little longer just to make sure she behaves! Lol. I have a few days to prepare myself for the great meeting of Geordie minds - I am due to meet Maureen on Thursday. Watch out Mo - here I come x
Laine and I have spoken a couple of times and she told me that many of you were sending love and best wishes to my Parents and I. Thank you so much everyone - really means a lot. Obviously your thoughts and prayers did the trick as the 'wrinklies' (which is what my mum and dad call themselves) are so much better and are well on the road to recovery x
Tina T - I am sending you lots of love and a big warm hug. So sorry to hear about Peter. He'll always be with you my love. Grief is a strange animal but remember that there is no right or wrong way to feel or deal with things. Take it slowly and do whatever you need to get you through. Take care x
To each and everyone of you on this fantastic and amazing blog lots of love especially to all my wonderful blog besties. You are all such an amazing bunch - love ya x
All going well I should see you all tomorrow x
Take care
Happy thoughts and Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Beautiful card today. I too love the paved pearl technique, and also the embossed vellum. That folder is gorgeous. A lovely crisp clean card today.

Love Helen xxx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a truly individual card, the background is a great idea, i would never have thought to emboss the vellum then back it with soft wisteria....really like the pinpoint EF, don't recognise it though, it must have passed me by I'm afraid. A paved pearl background has always been a favourite of mine, i have tried it on a number of occasions....memorably, i had just laboured over one, getting it perfectly spaced and balanced only for Brodie to jump on the table out of nowhere and stand on it! We had a trail of cosmic shimmer paw prints across the wooden flooring that took a fair bit of elbow grease to remove:-) The star of the show is the stamping though, it is a triumph and reminds me that i have to make more of an effort to use mine because the results are stunning. Lovely card Sue, be proud of your achievements.
I've had a fairly busy day today, going shopping then getting my hair dyed and trimmed....I'm doing it every four weeks in fear of any grey hairs giving away my age, i know, insufferably vain! Anyway, i have been rather excited because a number of websites have promised to preview Sues new die release....i have checked throughout the day but no joy until i came upon Sunrise crafts who are showing them in all their glory:-) To be honest, my excitement has merely escalated because i am just so super curious about what Sue will do with them, particularly the Kinetic Collection, the Fish Bowl and new Fillable Collection. Whew! Where Sue gets her endless stream of new ideas and concepts from is a mystery but aren't we the lucky ones to benefit from her creative genius.
Good news concerning Yvonne's Mum, she has been released back into the community and into Yvonne's care....I don't know whether to feel happy for her leaving hospital or mildly concerned that she is being entrusted into Yvonne's hands:-) I will concede though that after a few helpings of her excellent rosties she will be well on the road to good health.
Pam, how is that chest of yours, are you getting plenty of rest? What would the blog do without your cheery start to our day, it doesn't bear thinking about:-)
Maureen, are you making all of the necessary preparations for meeting royalty? Remember, only speak when spoken to and NEVER turn your back on a member of the Royal Family! I do hope that you have a suitable outfit in mind, nothing too low cut or above the knee, that would be unforgivable. Good may need it!:-)
Myra, like you i would love to be a casual observer to this meeting, bet our ears will be burning! Do you think Maureen will handle the pressure of meeting a member of the aristocracy? :-)
Frances, I'm not surprised you heard a thud, the impact almost cracked the wooden flooring!:-)
Elaine, I'm so glad you've decided to visit your GP, lets hope they can help you to settle your sleep you still have any trouble with the neighbours cat?
Tina, sending gentle hugs your way, you're coping admirably at the moment, i am so glad that you have good support networkxxx
June, well done you, getting rid of your stick is a major achievement!
P, how are your little babies, did they see their first snow last week? Brodie loves the snow, he tries to jump up in the air and catch the flakes, it's so comical:-)
Special hugs to all my besties including Tracy, Wheely,Deb C, Norah, Maria, Theresa, Alison and anyone i forget to mentionxxx

Crafty hugs and love


Theresa Pace said...

i really thought this card was white and blue. very deceptive. it works so well together. beautiful, hugs xx


This is stunning Sue. I really must try that background as it really has the Wow factor. Beautiful card. X

Jean said...


Beverly Fuchs said...

What a majestic looking card. The color combination and the design are just so regal. The embossing folder is lovely - I hope this is a new one coming out soon. Always such a treat to see your postings each day.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the idea of the embossed vellum with the wisteria card behind it.
The paved pearl edging is as always fabulous too. Xx

Eunice said...

I do love the embossed vellum Sue, I have always wanted to try it and now I will!!!!

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue
Well here I am playing catch up again sorry Sue
Sue your card for Monday is again a stunner I'm loving all these dies and the inspiration you share with all your Wilsonetts
Is amazing and so lovely of you I'm going to check out your new ones in a min Thanks Laine for the heads up .
Pam hope you are feeling better just keep following Drs orders eh x
Elaine and Andrew Tina and Owen T and Nanna T hugs and prayers
Yvonne good news about mum
Best wishes and hugs to all
Love Theresa Gxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm late again! It's going to be one of those weeks I think!
I, too, love the paved pearl technique and haven't done it for a while! It always looks so lovely. Love this card and the Bora Bora Die is beautiful . The matching stamp is the icing on the cake! Thank you for all the inspiration.
June - great news - no stick! Take care though!
I'm afraid I've had to skim over today's news but I'm sure Pam will keep me right in the morning!
PP - great to " see" you! So pleased Mum is home . Your company , home cooking and nursing will have her good as New in no time!
Have a lovely time with Maureen! You are both so quiet I hope you manage to find something to talk about!!!
Laine - Maureen will handle the pressure! I just hope she doesn't wear her Tiara! It isn't always appropriate !!
Tina, Tina and Elaine! Take care. Thinking of you all.
Lots of love
Myra xx

Anne Prescott said...

Lovely card Sue, pretty but elegant at the same time. Anne x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card love the colour's Stunning
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Sorry I am a day late.
A beautiful card Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Laura O' Connor said...

great card love the paved pearls ,I have used this technique a few times has always looked fab ,Laura O

Fiki said...

wonderful card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good afternoon Sue,

What a stunner of a card....gorgeous in the blue!

Love the pearl technique.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is amazingly stunning and i totally love and adore this card.
The detail from the paved background and the lovely stamp to die for which i must say i becoming a big fan of these.
I really can't say how much i love this card and defiantely one of my faves of 2017 so far.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card and very striking. I love the look of the embossed velum on the wisteria card for the background. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

julie laz said...

Beautiful 😘 xxx