Sunday, 15 January 2017

Happy Birthday

 Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card is one that is made with a single die, but I really like that it is lively and bright!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder for some background texture.  Next I cut a wide strip of white card and backed it with sky blue for a thin mat.  I raised it with foam and attached it to the centre of the background.  Next I cut the Belgian Tag three times in white.  I stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment three times in black and cut each of them out with the inside die from the tag.  I mounted each with foam on top of the tags.  I cut a strip of blue and white Grosgrain ribbon and wove it through the edges of each of the tags as there is a thin slit there that is just perfect for ribbon.  I attached the three tags down the centre strip of the card, cutting the end of the ribbon into a fork and wrapping the top around the back of the card.  I tied a double bow and attached it at the top of the card.  I completed the card with a simple white on white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.

                                   The winners of this week's comment game are:

Christine Collins!!!
Pussycats!!!
Vie Carter!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x




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131 comments:

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, very pretty.

Pam said...

Love this card, it's beautiful.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Loving the Hichanda shows with the CE gang, although Phil in camouflage with his grey waistcoat underneath is not a good look. Their demos have been fab, especially with Sues dies. Yah the bow is back.
Elaine, it's good to hear Andrew is a little better, it must make you feel better too. Mums always feel what their children are going through and it's hard to watch. Big hugs for you and Andrew, special one for Helen too.
Yvonne, I hope your parents are feeling better and that you are keeping well. Good advice from Myra re Maureen.
Tracey, I too was shopping at Craftworld yesterday, online though, otherwise we could have had a coffee. You did have a good splurge with your voucher.
TinaT, these early days are so difficult. You will be exhausted and missing Peter, do what you have to do to get through them, I'm thinking of you constantly. Theresa, you are right, a kind word or thought really does give comfort.
NannaT, always in my thoughts.
Thank you for my well wishes, I will obey the doctor . No antibiotics this time, it is viral, just really tired all of the time.
Hugs to all, keep warm and safe.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, very pretty.

Denise Bryant said...

awesome textures and layering!

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a lovely lacy looking card Sue, fabulous. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely bright cheerful card today.

Love Helen xxx

Kitty Davies said...

So so sorry I forgot to congratulate the Winners.
Congratulations to all Have fun Kitty.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty card with lovely ribbon and bow.
Julia, John, Lisa and Phill are doing a great job: lovely demos.
Jan
Northampton

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Love this very pretty card today.
Congratulations to the winners.
Jan x

DeCor said...

Congrats to all the winners.
Lovely card Sue. Like the colour scheme. Very fresh looking.

DeCor said...

Congrats to all the winners.
Lovely card Sue. Like the colour scheme. Very fresh looking.

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card today Sue, like the colours and the whole design! Thank you

Maggie B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Very pretty card and Yay the bow is back lol! Not long now before your next launch I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
Congratulations to the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card with lots of lovely embossed details.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card, I just wish I was better with bows. I have a really expensive gadget to help too but my hands don't always do what I want.
I'd like to reiterate what Pam has said. She always puts it so well. Hugs to all who are suffering or in need.
Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy your prizes.
Happy crafting.
D xx

hettygarlick said...

Nice card Sue. Very simple, but effective.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another beautiful card and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Amazing what you can do with just one set of dies.
Congratulations to the three winners! Debra x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very striking card and it's great to see what you can do with just one die, and of course I love the big bow! The Hochanda shows are brilliant but we miss you.
Congratulations to all the winners and Anne from yesterday, sorry I forgot to congratulate you then.
Stay warm and dry Pam, hope you feel better soon. Hugs to all, with special thoughts to those in pain. Sue xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. A new year a whole lot of new Sue designs. You are show casing so many new ideas for us, it's just really inspiring, and another gorgeous signature bow to boot, a beautiful, clever, fresh springtime look to this sample today. The CE guy's are doing a fantastic job I would imagin the boss is extremely proud to think they have the best working under the CE umbrella, with yourself as Queen of everything CE when we see or think of this exciting brand these are the guys that show all products perfectly, would have been the icing on the cake if we'd had you too ☺
Many congratulations to all 3 winners of the comment game enjoy your gift ladies.
If you see a hug flying by its my usual thank you hug for all you do and for all we learn from you xx

Barbara (C) said...

Will be trying other one die cards for sure. The ribbon is a lovely feature.BarbaraC

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, this card is beautiful.
Congratulations to this week's winners xxx.
Marion S x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the tags threaded on the bow. Fab idea.

Anonymous said...

Love the big bow, Sue, don't get enough of them!
Pam, echoing your messages again - nice words. Take care.
Do like Donita's words, too. Yes, guess we all like to play 'card factory' and we do have Silhouettes here. Haven't got one though, Sue's dies enough for me!
Well done to the comment winners - Wendy, how's things on the job front?
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

Love this card, just one die eh? Fantastic. congratulations to all the lucky winners xx

Karen Drew said...

Great use of just one die. Card is stunning
Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful. I love the simple elegance of this card. Thank you Sue, have a good day . Xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue, a very wet day here, so I think I am going to make some cards today if I can. Beautiful card Sue, quite different, but very elegant, loving the appearance of the gorgeous bow again, really lovely. Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prize.
Sending hugs to those that need one, thinking of you all.

Dawn Searle xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a fresh looking card really brightens these grey days. Using a single die works a treat. Crafting with my grand daughter today, bring on the Pixie powders she just adores them.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue and Blogettes,

The verticality of this card appeals to me, but I keep trying to weave it differently in my imagination. Maybe stamp the sentiment on only the middle one, and weave the ribbon so it goes over the first and third tags and under only the middle one. So you get a little stretch of ribbon over the blank white of 1 and 3, and it disappears under the sentiment of 2. That's what my imagination wants to try.
Beautiful colors, and lovely color names.

After reading the comments about the Hichanda demos, I watched on the website. (I'm in the U.S.) So thrilling! On the next screen over, I had the pounds to dollars converter cluing me in. It must have been 10 a.m. Saturday your time when I watched. Is John the short guy doing the demos? Loved him!!! Picked up a great tip, too, about using wide clear tape like handles to place the decorative inner die centered exactly within the outer cutting die. Wax paper covers any tape that would stick to the card you're cutting, and you can don't have to keep lining it up every time. Used that trick all day when my stamping group got together (6 of us) for a Sue Wilson die-cutting play day. We had four Cuttlebugs, a Platinum 6 and a full-size Platinum. I brought all my Sue Wilson dies, and they brought paper.

At our last gathering, I had brought what Festive Collection dies I had, plus a few others, and the hostess picked up the Star Flower Cluster. Next thing I knew, the first notes of Sue's video theme music were playing on her iPad, and Sue taught her how to make a card with that set, and soon she was replicating doing it too! (Black with red flowers) Everybody else spent a lot of today learning stuff like you had to put on the outer cutting edge if you want the shape to come away from the card you cut it from, and understanding the concept of the Geminis. It was blowing their minds!

They couldn't believe the embossing folders, either, especially the Nordic and the fantail.

The giraffe from the stuffed animals tried to escape, but he didn't get far. He was purple at the time. And a striped nasturtium petal clanged to the floor in the kitchen, and disappeared. The kitchen island is on wheels, and the hostess pushed it all over the kitchen to no avail. I found it by running my ruler under her hutch and hearing a little clang.

We started at 3 p.m. Every few minutes someone would look at what she had just freed from up the die and exclaim how cute or beautiful it was, and everyone else would want to see and join in the exclamations. By 10 p.m. we were getting good but had to start heading home. Everybody had a gallon-size zip-lock bag of die cuts to take home and create with. I cut lots of tags for sentiments for the 200 simple cards I'm making for my dad. He'll be 85, and he's very good about sending thank-yous, get wells, sympathies and happy birthdays. All he needs is a panel of patterned scrapbook paper cut a quarter-inch smaller than the folded white card, with a sentiment on a white decorative tag, raised with mounting foam. But he'll be getting some much fancier than that!

So I had a Sue Wilson day from way before dawn to almost 11p.m., with my favorite people. Might not be able to move Sunday from schlepping so many heavy bags, but it was so worth it!

Enjoy your winning ways, you lucky three!

Have a peaceful day of rest. It's healing, whether you need a lot of rest for big healing or just more than on weekdays for routine maintenance.
Love,
Donita in R.I.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another of your gorgeous cards. Nice to see a big bow back as we dont see them that much now. Its amazing what you can do with only one die. Have been watching Hochanda all weekend and have really enjoyed all the shows and techniques i have learned its just a shame that you couldnt have been there to have a full house of fantastic demonstrators but may be next time. Congratulations to the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely and different card today. I really like it. I am so pleased to see a bow, I have a mountain of ribbon, must start using it again.

Love Rosemarie X X

A lovely message Pam, hope you feel better soon. X

lilian said...


Hi Sue, very lovely card, love the blue and white ribbon.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card, and love the bows. I reiterate the comments of many regarding tying bows.
Please , Please and pretty Please Sue will you do another video demo on trying bows.
I have a Bowdabra only works well with big floristry type bows.
I have a cut n boss as my main machine also a purple machine by Spellbinders ( one before the Platinum and a cuttlebug for the small dies.
Pam - hope you are feeling a bit brighter with your chest infection, told by my brother they knock you for six and last 3 weeks. So fingers crossed along with love and hugs for a speedy recovery.
To all my virtual friends Elaine,Andrew,Helen,Nanna Tina,P in Wales, June Smith,PP, Dragonsnap2,Craftysuetoo and all others I send you special hugs.
Yes Hochanda shows have been brilliant, but our crafting Queen should be at the helm.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Love and crafty hugs to all.
Tina T xxxx

P Austen said...

Lovely textural card. Congrats to the winners. Hugs xx P Austen

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card this morning, I like the clean and simp,e lines. Mind you , my bow wouldn't look like that! Congratulations to the lucky winners. The CE team are doing a brilliant job on the " takeover" on Hochanda, shame you're not with them. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely card, fresh and simple and your big bow really sets it off. Have enjoyed all the Hochanda shows - John has been amazing with his demonstrations of your dies. Am recording today's as I don't want to miss any! Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy your day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue what a pretty bow .I wish I could tie a bow like you . Enjoying the Hochanda shows but wishing you were with them . Thanks for sharing Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue what a pretty bow .I wish I could tie a bow like you . Enjoying the Hochanda shows but wishing you were with them . Thanks for sharing Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue. I don't do big bows but that is probably because I can't get them looking like yours!

Have enjoyed the shows - please try and join them next time. That would be great.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very happy to see the ribbon and big bow back again and this card woud be quick and easy to do as it uses only one small die set....very effective though with the triple stamping...

Congratulations to the comment game winners...

DONITA - sounds like your crafty group had a whale of a time!

Izzy

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card love this embossing folder.
Nancyd xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

hollyberry said...

Lovely card.
Congratulations to the winners.

nancyd said...

Sorry forgot to congratulate the winners well done ladies enjoy.

June Horrocks said...

A stunner today sue I love it the bow is beautiful the shows are great wish you could have been part of it dear sue
Congrats to thewinners love
June horrocksxxxxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Love the pretty card and bright ribbon.Congrats to the winners.
Catherine xx.

Suemac said...

A very pretty card

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card and I love the fact that it is one die Some of us can't afford to buy lots and lots of dies Loving the takeover

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x love the big bow x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Donita what a fantastic day you all had x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a fantastic card today, yeah the bow is back and please Sue could you do another video on tying bows, they are my biggest nightmare too, I have various bowmaking contraptions but they still do not come out like yours. PLEASE......

I have so enjoyed reading all the comments so far today, it is so nice to catch up with everyone all be it via your blog.

Special hugs Pam, please take care, I know you will. Tina T and Owen, Tracy, Tina, Elaine, Andrew and Helen, Dragonsnap2, PP, P in Wales and anyone else I have missed. You really are all in my thoughts.

Congratulations to Christine Collins, Pussycats, Vie Carter, enjoy your prize.

Donita what a wonderful experience for you and your friends, that is my kind of crafting get together, which I could have been there, oh the tears would have been falling down my face with laughter and seeing the reaction to the dies and video's must have been heartwarming.

See Sue you are really missed on the CE weekend on Hochanda, they are doing a brilliant job, but would love to see you there too next time.

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

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
like you said - beautiful and elegant. Never thought that one could achieve this with one single die (mind you, the embossing folder and bow helped :-) ).
Hugs, Rose

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovey card, not a bow person but I think this card needs it.
Enjoying the shows.
Well done to the winners, enjoy.
Lydia
X

Jess Wataon said...

Morning Sue, lovely,card so versatile, could be changed with different dies
That's for your never ending inspiration. Congratulations to today's winners
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, it's great to see what you can achieve with just one die isn't it. What a beautiful bow too, yes another reminder would be great. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Congratulations to the comment winners xxx
Pam I hope you feel better soon, hopefully spending a little money helped 😀 I thought the same about Phil, camouflage isn't really his colour! Xx
Sending hugs to Tina Tina and Elaine xxx
Donita what a brilliant day you had, I'm sure your dad will love his cards. Yes that was john Lockwood, his hints and tips are really useful. He has a blog too which I think can be found at the side of Sues blog. Hope you have fun with your friends again soon xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Nice idea for todays card, but for me, there is something not quite right. I think it may be that the ribbon is just too thick. Sorry about this but you can't please all of the people all of the time.

Lisbeth

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the layout of the tags x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a great card and only one die, amazing! Off to play with some of that gorgeous ribbon I bought at Ally Pally.

Beryl Treble said...

Pretty card Sue. Congratulations to the winners.

SueJ said...

Love the ideas you come up with, gorgeous card, nice and bright.

Annie's messy stamping said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the jacobbean floral embossing folder.

Annie P xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Another very beautiful card Sue, love the ribbon. Just read Donita's comments (lady in R.I, USA), sounds like they had a blast playing all day with your dies.
Annette x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love todays card so pretty with the lovely Bow!
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Donita that was a super day you had.
Best wishes for all who are in pain and sad!
Love Marg

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A beautiful card again this morning Sue. You always have a great eye for colour and the finishing touches on the card. I love the embossed back ground and you have created the main image on the card using Belgian tags. Congratulations to the winners, I am so excited to be picked. Hugs and well wishes all round ... Wendy

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card Sue.

Happy day
Helen xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love it. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful female card this morning Sue, love the ribbon adornment.
VC xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, todays card is amazing, love the layout. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful card this morning and I love the sentiment tags different look, love the ribbon to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Donita your day sounds wonderful. Xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card and am wondering if I have other tags that I could use as I don't have this die. The ribbon is lovely.
Congratulations to the winners
Hugs
Muriel x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I like that this card uses only one die, but is still very elegant. I don't have this particular die, but no doubt I can find something similar.
Margaret xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely looking card.
Regards,
Evis M.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Wow! what a beautiful card , the middle die section would make a beautiful wall hanging too .
Well done to your lucky comment game winners.

Pam stay warm , i hope you feel better soon, big hugs xxx

TinaT, i hope you got another good night, sending you and Owen my hugs.xxx

Donita, loving your day,your dad will be so pleased with his cards , i am with you on Johns tips, that guy is amazing .

Theresa, a kind word, a gentle hug, a silent prayer mean so much and most of all they come from lovely people like you who genuinely care for others , we thank you . xxx

i just want to thank all my lovely friends for the good wishes { too many to name individually }
Andrew is feeling much better today he is coming over to visit me with Helen as i have had a couple of bad days , i can't put my finger on how i feel, i am just so tired .

Take care everyone big hugs.
Elaine H X



Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
I really really like this card but still with a bow - I'm so rubbish at tying bows! And I just love the colors

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
First Of All I'd Like To Apologies For Not Commenting Yesterday Everything Just Went
Wrong, I Watched The Video With Your Stunning "Shadowbox Card" It Was Quite Remarkable
But I'm Not Surprised.
Today's Card Is Extremely Exquisite, I Just Love The Tremendous Colour Combination Of
"The Coconut White/Sky Blue" It Always Reminds Me Of (Wedgewood Blue)
Then Using "The Extremely Detailed Jacobean Embossing Folder" Which Is So Elaborate
And So Very Detailed The Embossing Is Just So Very Very Perfect.
Then You Used "The Stupendous Belgian Tag" So Exquisite It Looks Like "Lace" Behind Your
Sentiment, Talking Of Sentiments You Cut The Next Die For Your Sentiment From The Inside Of
"The Belgian Tag"
I Just Adore "The Extremely Exquisite, Blue/White Grosgrain Ribbon"
(I Still Have A Wide Range Of Colours Of This Tremendous Ribbon Which I Purchased From Sam's Shop)
I Love How You've Woven The Ribbon Through The Edges Of The Tags As They Have Slits In Just Perfect
For Ribbon, As Always Love The Bow With The Diamanté I Just Love "Today's Masterpiece".
Sue Thank You For Sharing Today's Beautiful Card, You Inspire Me Each And Everyday I Truly Appreciate That.
I Know Your Extremely Busy Elsewhere At The Moment, But Like Many Would Have Loved To Have Seen You With
The Rest Of The Team On "Hochanda" They Are Doing A Tremendous Job Sharing Lots Of Tips And Technique's Its
Great That You All Work So Very Well Together, I Also Enjoyed Julia's Previous Shows With Your "Weaving Die"
She Made Some Astonishing Cards.....
Sue My Dear Friend Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue. Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy.....

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely colours, embossed background and die you have used. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card, I love the simplicity of this card, but the effect is beautiful.
Wendyx

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,simple but so pretty ,Laura O

CraftyJo said...

Not keen on the bow - sorry ;(

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a most attractive card with clever use of just the one die. Glad you haven't given up completely on your big bows.

Donita - you crafting day sounds wonderful. How lovely to get together with so many like-minded friends and just play all day.
Elaine- I hope it is just the stress of the past few months catching up with you and you are just a bit run-down. Take care and enjoy your visit from Andrew and Helen.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners, enjoy playing with your prizes.

Frances

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely 'fresh' looking card today, I love that pretty blue ribbon, I have some somewhere), in fact I have that ribbon in all shades!
My new Bora Bora die arrived yesterday (along with a few others), looking forward to playing with them today!
Your team have been both entertaining and inspirational this weekend, I'm sure you're very proud.
Congratulations to lucky winners! X
Must go, have got a sketch to organise!
Hugs
Sandra
Xxx

doreenj said...



Love the idea of just using one die, but not too sure if the ribbon is too wide . . . . . . ??


Doreen x

Keep well, Pam, I like to read your comments

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Love today's card, great colours and fantastic design.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon (it's still morning when i started this) Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh this one is pretty Sue, every bit of it from the bow to the embossing folder to the little dies that have made up the labels showing that you don't need a big die to make an impression or statement on a card. Such a beautifuul card that could be for so many different occasions just changing the sentiment up each time. Thank you flower for such a beautiful card that really opens up all our dies to our mind. I hope that you are having a lovely time where ever you are, but i know you will not be far away from that pencil and pad, hmmm? Enjoy.
Well i haven't been able to see hochanda as i have a hubby that won't let me watch any craft programmes when he is in as he says that it just tempts me to spend money on "rubbish", not quite the name he had for it but it is nicer. When i got the email i only recognised Phill because of his white shirt and cufflinks. Who dresses in comando gear with white shirt and cufflinks other than Phill? It doesn't do anything for him and i bet it felt strange for him not being groomed to the last enth of degree as there is no way you can make comando gear look tidy and pristine.
Donita, i am so pleased that you had a ball yesterday with your Sue Wilson day with your friends, although i bet the day just flew in as i find that when i am out with my very special friends. We meet up for two days and it is gone in a twinkling although a lot of laughter and fun has taken place in that period. Like in October introducing one of our beautiful friends to Poundland who had never been, it was hilarious for all even if we did go around that car park umpteem times trying to meet up. So, yes flower, special friends make days go oh so fast that you can't wait until the next time and start counting down the days.
Oh Elaine flower, i'm sorry that you're not feeling well the now but you have had an awful lot of things on your mind between horrible neighbours and your sons who are both needing TLC. Sending you down a hug flower and i hope that you are back up and feeling better soon. I'm glad that Andrew is having a better few days and that he will soon be finished this horrible treatment. A hug for Helen as well, the days do go bye and soon it's a week, then two, then a month but you learn to cope and deal with it as the years go bye, i won't say that you ever forget because you don't and never will, but you do start to remember the good times and even some of the bad that you wanted to strangle him or maybe that was just my brother Jim. Anyway flower, take each day as it comes and i hope that some day soon you can start to laugh again.
Well done to all this weeks comment winners, i hope that you have a lovely time playing with your new crafty win.

Paula said...

Such a very pretty card today Sue, I love the ribbon, well, I love everything really, it's my kind of card. :) Nice to see the bow again!
Congratulations to the winners,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A pretty card,Sue. The colours are lovely.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love today's card the die is fabulous & the ribbon sets it off so well
I have enjoyed watching CO takeover some really good techniques & tips to get the most put of your fab dies & all the CE goodies
Congratulations to today's winners
Love & hugs to all

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and so clever with just the one die, I succumbed and ordered your garden shadow box yesterday now I just need some colouring pencils for the kraft card.
Congratulations to pussycats, Christine and Vie, enjoy your prizes
Tracy you did well with your craft shopping shame they didn't have the striped nasturtium die
Caring hugs to Tina T, Nanna Tina and Elaine

Love and best wishes to everyone
Pat

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Tressa said...

I am not normally one for bows but this one matches nicely with the simplicity of the rest of the card. Using the bold ribbon design really makes it.

Teresa

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant love how you have done the bow and added the tags gorgeous.

Congratulations to the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Love ur card. I too would love to see a video on ur bow tying techniques. I just can't get the hang of it at all lol. I really am missing u on the shows. Love all the demos and presenters but ur the best of all!!

Pam hope u feel better soon x

Donita sounds as tho u had a fabulous time crafting

Love to all xx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

What a fun card! This would be great for those times when a card is needed on short notice. The ribbon is a beautiful addition to the card.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Love this card design and colour combo

Congratulations to the winners... enjoy!

June x

ursula said...

This is a lovely idea weaving the ribbon through the tags like that, I think also bringing it over the first and third could make it look different too with the stamped message only on the centre, but so many ideas to play with. I have so enjoyed the CE gang on Hochanda, they are all so different in the way they work, but hey Julia is certainly my best....Much preferred the use of your dies though Sue, always so much more delicate looking....what an amazing weekend glued to the telly.....thanks so much for that...luv Ursula xx

Karin van eijk said...

it's beautiful Sue and a great deisgn
Gr Karin

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this looks amazing, i really love the layout and the ribbon and bow just give it that extra special finishing touch.
simply perfect.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Eunice said...

Very cute card Sue. Love the color of the ribbon that you chose.

Disco Queen said...

Fab Card Sue. I love that the only splash of colour comes from the ribbon. Theresa x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card, looks like The Queen should be awarding it to someone! xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely fresh card, I just love everything about it.
Congratulations to the winners.

Love Brenda xxx

karen halliday said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card. Love the bow. It all looks so clean and fresh.

Well done to the lucky winners.

Thanks Sue

Karen H x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Pretty card & love the colours, clean & soft & the design is lovely.

Love the Belgian tag die as it looks delicate & with the ribbon threaded through makes it look perfect together with the bow, love it....

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

Jane Franklin said...

Such a lovely idea and I love the bow. Congrats to the winners. Luv jxxx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the three Comment Game winners!
This card is so appropriate for today! It is my son and also my sister in laws birthday today and I think this card would be good for both of them! So pretty and the blue works for the guys! TFS!

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
I love this beautiful birthday card! Can be used for men or women. Congrats to the lucky winners.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Very nice card,the bow sets it off well
Congratulations winners
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Apologies for being AWOL the past few days but i have only had time to make flying visits to the blog, life has just got in the way.
I have missed some gorgeous cards and a wonderful tutorial in my absence, I particularly loved the distressed shadow box card yesterday, the use of kraft card and pencils was ingenious, and the little tools used are just so dinky and cute.
In relation to today's wonderful offering, only you could create a thing of beauty by using just one die. I really like the way you have threaded the ribbon through the tag die and i echo the request of others for you to create another video demonstration of various bows.....the one you do with the multiple tails is a particular favourite that i have tried to recreate with my Bowmaker but without success, i can get a double or triple bow but only with one set of tails, hope that makes sense:-)
Well ladies, yesterday was a day of pure unadulterated joy Casa Eastwood when I received my box, yes BOX!, of cards from Sue:-) I couldn't quite believe my eyes when i opened it to find ELEVEN beautifully presented samples! Sue couldn't find all of the orphans so she included some of her other cards that have featured on the blog, i am overwhelmed and speechless with gratitude, she is such a lovely generous spirit and we are so lucky that she has created this forum for her talents. I was literally walking on air all day long, trying to decide which cards would take pride of place on my craft room wall, what an enviable position to be in.....I don't know about you but receiving a Sue original has been my ultimate dream even though many other wonderful prizes are given away by this lovely lady i will prize and cherish these the most. And i wish you all the best of luck in one day being the lucky recipient.
Update on YVonne, i have spoken to her a couple of times a over the past few days and she informs me that her Mum is making a speedy recovery, she is actually expected to be discharged in the next couple of days just as soon as a social care package can be organised for her. Her Dad is also on the mend and flourishing with the benefit of her good home cooking, Yvonne even braved a trip to Tesco with her Dad driving.....no mean feet at 80 but it did take slightly longer than anticipated due to his speed limit of 20mph:-)
She has passed on her love to everyone and made a particular mention of Tina whom she passed on her condolences too
There are plans afoot to meet dear old Maureen later this week too but fear not ladies, Yvonne has assured me that i will still be her Thelma!:-)
Maureen, don't feel that you have to be nice or even civil to Yvonne when you meet, i always find that she responds better to the stick than the carrot;-)
Myra, you were uncharacteristically kind about Maureen, are you just trying to lull Yvonne into a false sense of security?
Norah, lovely to have you back, haven't the Hills been as pretty as a picture this week?
Pam, I'm sorry that you're feeling poorly again, make sure you get plenty of rest and stay out of the cold and damp until you've perked up again. Take carexx
Donita, what a great get together! I really wish that i had a group of craft buddies living close by too, it sounded a riot....how time flies when you're having fun.
Elaine, hope you had a lovely day with Andrew and Helen and that you feel full of beans again soon...you have been through so much as a family that its no wonder you're feeling under par, maybe the GP could give you a tonic?
Tina, my heart goes out to you and Owen, I pray that you find the strength to surmount this challenge and that in time you will be able to focus on your memories of the good times with Peter, he was lucky to have such a devoted wife and vice versa. Please take comfort from your blog friends, we are all here for youxxx
Huge hugs to all my special blog buddiesxxx

Crafty love and hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a delightful card. I love everything about it.

BarbaracV

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love it. Have also enjoyed the shows this weekend with your lovely dies.

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Been having a play with some of my new dies today and have tried to some different things with them. Xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. As usual different but looks easy to make.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
So sorry I have mist a few days we have had internet problems it's annoying as I have commented only for them to disappear
Anyway all the cards have been amazing as is today's card love the bow have been missing them.
The creative expressions team have been amazing on the take over on Hochanda they have all done a brilliant job
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to the winners

Donita what a great day you had hope your dad liked his cards. Hug's xx

Elaine hope you had a nice day with Andrew & Helen glad he is feeling better great news. Hug's to you all.

Tina & Owen your in my thoughts & prayers one day at a time Hug's for you both.xx

Tina thinking of you stay strong Hug's coming your way.xx

Hug's for Tracy Pp Laine Lorraine June Pam take care keep warm xx wheelybad & Billy
All my buddies too. Xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm very late today! It's been a busy family day although I did look in this morning! A beautiful card once again and I do love this ribbon. I still have some in several colours but am almost scared to use it now! How silly is that! I really like the happy birthday buttons!
Donita - I read your post this morning and you really put a smile on my face! It sounds as if you had a super day and lots of fun. Thank you for telling us about it!
Laine - I wasn't going to comment today but I read your post and that too lifted my spirits! How exciting to receive your box of goodies! I'm sure it really made your day! What a lovely gift. Enjoy them , my friend.
Thanks too for the news on Yvonne's Mum and Dad! It's lovely to hear that both are making good progress!
I'm usually as cheeky to Maureen as you are to Yvonne - well nearly!!! I'm sure you will agree that you can only do that with a good friend! Maureen has had to lie down in a dark room today to get over the shock!! Wouldn't we like to be flies on the wall when they meet up this week!!!
Thanks Pam , please keep up the good work!
Love to Tina, Tina and Elaine. Thinking of you all. Thanks Sue.
Love Myra xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love your gorgeous card today !!! The Belgium tag dies are beautiful and I love the blue stripped ribbon !!! I do love your Jacobean background folder to. The creative Expressions team has done a fabulous job on their Hochanda takeover weekend. They were all fantastic and I have loved every minute !!! I have missed you though and I really hope you will be involved in the next one maybe ? Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card today Sue. Lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Pawprintx4 said...

I have been watching CE on Hochanda online over the weekend. John is good at selling your dies, Sue.
Donita, you had a wonderful Sue Wilson die party. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Congrats to the 3 winners!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

maz said...

Very pretty card, like the design too. Enjoyed all the programmes over the weekend on Hochanda, what a team! Thank you

Vie Carter said...

How thrilling that I am a winner, thank you Sue

Love todays card, my sort of design

Vie
x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I'm a day late commenting on your Sunday blog Sorry. I did pop in to check out your wonderful card I am a bow lover gorgeous Sue just gorgeous.
Pam your words of cumfort are always so appropriate and heartfelt . I hope you are following doctors orders and getting some rest.
Elaine sorry you are feeling unwell you are more than likely to be exhausted try to get some proper rest give Andrew a hug good that he is feeling a bit better.
Yvonne good to see your mum is on the mend Hun
Dorito I want to come to your next get together it sounds brilliant.
Hugs and prayers to Tina and Tina and Owen stay strong xx
Laine I am so envious of your Sue stash but enjoy them sues stuff is amazing
Congratulations to the comments game winners
Hugs to all that need one and there are a few
Take care everyone
Theresa G xx

DeeDee7770 said...

Such a pretty card. Beautiful embossing and die cuts. I love the simplicity!

Fiki said...

very pretty!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,


Bit late posting, where does all the time go?

Beautiful card, love the colour

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is so elegant, really fresh and clean looking, simple is so pleasing. Thank you for sharing.

Congratulations Christine Collins,Pussycats and Vie Carter.

Best wishes

julie laz said...

Beautiful xxx