Friday, 6 January 2017

Thinking Of You

Hi bloggers!  Today's offering is sort of like a buckle card but done vertically.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Dotty Daisy Embossing folder for texture to my background.  I cut the large oval from the Geneva die to use as the frame for the buckle.  I added mounting foam to the back of it.  I cut the Belgian tag in white and stamped my sentiment and cur it out with the inside cutting die from the tag.  I used the smaller inside frame from the Swiss Background and cut it in French Navy card. I backed it in white and cut the centre out of it.  I ran a piece of navy blue ribbon through the three die cuts and then added my sentiment to the top of the tag.  I tied a double bow and added it to the top of the card with a white crystal sparkler in the centre of the bow.  I cut and embossed a thinner strip of coconut white card and added it to a thin navy border and attached it to the centre of the card with foam.  I attached my buckle down the centre of it.  The card was completed with white
and French Navy mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now,
Sue x





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160 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and beautiful colours.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely classic colours.
Elaine, such good news about Andrews success with the shrinkage of tumour, the blood clot is a little worrying but they will get that sorted soon. Give him my best wishes and tell him to stay strong.
Tina, I hope Peters appetite has returned, even if he only eats small amounts regularly, big hugs for you both.
Lynda, you sound as though you are feeling better, hope so. Robbie is doing great, trying to walk without his crutch or cane. He is busy planning his spring break trip to the Grand Canyon with 2 friends. George is worried but Robbie won't be deterred, they are driving and it is 2 day drive each way. He needs challenges to spur him on with his progress.
Yvonne, hope you and Mum are feeling better.
Laine, I could hear the screeches down here in Hartlepool. Happy for you.
June, what can I say, you will be running in the Great North Run with my daughter this year.
Donita I post this early as I am up at 4 each day, can't sleep longer and I head off to work at 6.10 so it is good for me.
Hugs to all, especially I'll or missing friends.. My grandson told his Mum yesterday only 50 weeks to Christmas. πŸ˜‚

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a beautiful card and the colours are wonderful I love
The design and the bow is outstanding.
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours and the bow!

DeCor said...

What a wonderful card Sue. Love the colours and how you did the buckle. Am not a big bow person but love it on today's card. Have a super day.

DeCor said...

What a wonderful card Sue. Love the colours and how you did the buckle. Am not a big bow person but love it on today's card. Have a super day.

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love that embossing folder, now will it be another die or that at the end of the month, will have to see if I can find enough pennies for both.
Sorry I haven't commented for a while, I had an eye op at the beginning of December and my vision is only just starting to be clear enough to see the computer for a little while.

A very happy new year to you and all the other bloggers on here.

Happy day
Helen

tracy w said...

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

Dragonsnap2 said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card this morning and so dramatic. I love it.

To the lady whose name I can't remember but was having trouble placing the shadowbox: if you put a smear of wet glue or a certain glue stick over your glue pads or tape it gives you just a little bit of flexibility to move slightly if you've misplaced whatever you're sticking. I have no flexibility in my hands and wrists so use this method a lot.

Crafty hugs to all.
Happy crafting.

D xx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Love the colours and the lovely big bow
Luv
Karen xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, definitely a show stopper. This would be ideal for a special birthday or anniversary. Yvonne xx

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome textures, layers and colors! Gorgeous card!

Donna Golby said...

Morning sue. Beautiful card as always.

Have a great day

Donna

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Love your vertical twist on the buckle card.The bow and colours are just beautiful.
Jan x

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue!

What a spectacular card! Love that bow! I'm hoping you did a tutorial about how to tie a double bow. I'll go looking next. It's just not fair putting a dazzler like that on a bow like that on a card like that. Thanks for bringing this into the world. I think the vertical is genius. And it doesn't make me feel fat.

Pam, you must go to bed before the chickens. I'm wondering where your Robbie is driving to the Grand Canyon from if it's only taking two days. They'll have about 20 minutes to take in the view before they'll have to turn back.

I was going to ask whether there's a product in the U.S. cmparable to Pixie Powders, but I did a little Googling, and Pearl Ex might be one. Looks like fun.

Enjoy your Friday, everybody!

Donita

Annie's messy stamping said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue. Love the embossed background. Particularly like the colour combo and the big bow.

Annie P
xxx

Maria Illsley said...

What a stunner Sue the ribbon really makes this a very opulent card xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Incredible card, love the buckle and big bow, and the embossing really stands out.
Pam, wonderful to have your normal post to start the day, I echo your comments to Elaine and Lynda. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. This took my breath away. It's amazing. Your statement bow with the buckle gives the whole design such luxury - WOW !
First order of 2017 and it gives me the opportunity to proudly show your Retail Therapy shadow box. I sent a photo of the accessories plus a baby card showing use of the frame as it's hard to describe the concept to a non crafter and it's hard for them to visualize the concept, once she'd put the two together she loved the idea as it's for an 18th birthday. So I really have to wait until I can fully feel my fingers before I start cutting all the lovely girly dies in the set, either that or 'my keeper' will have to help under supervision lol, on 'blue finger'days using such tiny dies is impossible for me and only causes frustration so it will either be a laugh getting help or a hinderence lol time will tell, but I just knew this collection would be loved by those that order from me, so a great big thank you for designing them (I thank you but my fingers dont) lol.
On that note my daily hug comes your way hoping you have a good day xxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sue, beautiful colours, love your bow sets the card of beautifully. Xx

Netty The Runner said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the colour combination, the blue bow is very striking. Amazing Sue.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This card is right up my street. I love your buckle cards and the colours on this one are clean, crisp and classic. Its lovely to see a big bow again. Will have a try at making this one in cream and gold as i need a golden wedding anniversary for next weekend. Thanks Sue for all your inspiration and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

scrAPpamondo said...

This card is so elegant and beautiful! The embossed background is a delight and love the double ribbon! Great design, so different!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, and breathtaking bow.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, really like the Dotty Daisy background.
Have a good day everyone.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, stunning card today. The colours are beautiful as are all the dies and embossing. Thank you.

Barbara V

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card this morning. Wonderful to see the big bows making a comeback just beautiful.
Happy Friday everyone

Dawn Searle πŸ’‹

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very striking design and beautiful Dotty Daisy embossing folder! Not sure how that folder has escaped me but it's now on my wishlist. X

Debra K. said...

What a gorgeously elegant card today! The big bow looks so lovely with the dazzler and the Dotty Daisy embossing looks wonderful. Debra x

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-love everything about it.

Michele

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the embossing folder, on my to-get list. a lovely combination of colours Sue.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A WOW card to day . So beautiful in every detail. I love the embossed back ground and how you created the buckle from the dies. The french Navy card is lovely and your bow is stunning.. Wendy

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the way you have woven the ribbon through the layered frames. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

TDQ Karen said...

A real traditional Sue card, beautiful xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all
WOW OMG 😲
What a beautiful card, love the colours and beautiful big bow. Very ingenious threading the ribbon through the dies to use as a buckle. Really love it 😍
Pam - I was always an early riser for work and even 6 years into retirement .
Peter's appetite has not returned , he is very ill now.
To June, Elaine and Andrew, Nanna Tina, P in Wales , Myra , Theresa and all you lovely ladies and gents on this blog and to Sue herself Thank you for your thoughts so I am sending my love and crafty hugs to you all.
Tina T xxxx 😘😘

lilian said...


Hi Sue, this really is a WOW card. Really Fabulous.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this! Fab bow and my fave colour!

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow this card is stunning, I love it.
Thanks for the inspiration you are giving us.
Maggie

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely busy background ,love how you have threaded the beautiful bow through the frames

Pam , I wish Robbie every success in his adventure,he is a very special man , your grandson's comment made me chuckle.

Stitchingranny , nice to have you back i am sure your eye will get clearer each day now.

Dragonsnap , good tip i use that too , hope you are well ?.

Tina and Peter ,sending you my big gentle hugs . xxx

June , Hope you are not too stiff this morning with all that Physio yesterday. ?


Big hugs to craftysue , Lyndas Crafts , Lorraine , Teresa ,Tracy and her Mum and all my friends

Elaine H X

A Happercrafter6 said...

Certainly a dramatic card Sue! What a huge bow.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Certainly a wow card today. Can remember when your cards nearly always had a big showy bow.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow stunning and gorgeous a card to go into my to do book Sue, its getting quite full now. Thanks for sharing, have a great day,hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

Jane Franklin said...

What a fab card, just love the bow and the Ef stunning, definitely one to get. I have to admit to not trying buckle cards yet but I can see I will have to, they are so clever.
Best wishes to all jxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, like the vertical take on your buckle effect and the bow is just fabulous. Love the french navy card. a lot going on with the dies so will have to put thinking head on and study it!
Tina, so sorry Peter not doing so well - hugs coming your way.
Elaine, such good news re Andrew's tumour, hope the lung problem improves quickly.
PP sorry forgot to say yesterday - hope your Mum okay? Thinking of you too.
Fluffycat - know what you mean about the night curfew - am occasionally outwitted by a clever Charlie but no traffic here to worry about, just like to make sure though!!

'P' in Wales

Chris Curry said...

This is one special very smart card. I love the embossing folder you have used, and the bow is spectacular. Thank you Sue. Xxx

Christine Collins said...

A stunner of a card today Sue, I love Navy on a card
Chris xxx

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the big bow.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, a proper Sue card with a wonderful bow!! I have missed them. Ribbon sales must be down as we haven't seen one for a while πŸ˜€. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina sending hugs to you and Peter, you are in my thoughts xxx
Elaine that's good news about Andrew xxx
Pam Robbie is doing so well, what a star xxx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

This is a gorgeous card and I love a blue and white combo :)

June x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is my sort of card love the colour love the bow. Stephanie I to have trouble with the fiddly bits I find using reverse tweezers help the only trouble is having to keep the tweezers on until the glue grabs. Just noticed Julia is showcasing your weaving die on hochanda today. Hugs to Tina and Elaine.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a beautiful and stunning card. Love the french navy with the white and it makes a change from using black. Love the way you have made the buckle and what a beautiful embossing folder too. An all-round winner. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card Sue. I have the embossing folder but have only tried it out and not used on a card yet, will try to remedy that soon.

I like the nice crispness of the colours used.

Tina, so sorry to hear that Peter is so poorly. Thinking of you both. X

Love Helen xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh WOW yes I say WOW this is stupendous, I too love the bow and the colours used, the embossing folder and dies too, this is one right at the top of the 'to do' list for me.

Sue I often wonder if you start with the front of the card - the dies, then work backwards or do you produce a load of bases and then work outwards, Oh I hope you know what I mean. Your talent knows no bounds I really do love this one.

Pam that is good news about Robbie, yes of course George, you and everyone will be concerned but he is a very determined man who has exceeded all expectations and more, go Robbie go and have a wonderful time. Oh and your grandson did make me laugh....only 50 weeks to Christmas.............

Tina and Peter, both in my thoughts - Elaine and Andrew, keep up the good work, and to everyone else who have issues.

Well I finished the 50th birthday card commission yesterday with the motorbike on it, I am really pleased with the way it turned out, my ordered die still hasn't arrived although it is on it's way but one of my friend had one and she popped round yesterday with it, how lovely was that. I did use the noble dies to do the layering and a frame so will put on facebook next week after his birthday.

Good idea about the wet glue or glue stick on tape, you see Sue, John, Julia and lots of others using it and I do myself it really does work.

Well best go otherwise this will end up like war and peace.

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

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card, I love the colours. AND A BOW !! Lovely. Now another thing I miss is the stick pins..................
Hugs, Rose

June Horrocks said...

Took my breath away too sue this card is stunning and the bow wow!!!!!
The dies are brill my wish list grows Dailey thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love everything except the bow, big bows are just not me, sorry.
Lydia
X

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous card. Love the idea of the Buckle and the colour combination - beautiful. Will certainly be having a go at this. Love it.
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
What a stunning card today. We haven't seen one of your cards with a big bow for a while!
Lesley S x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a truly beautiful card and a bow. I really miss ribbon and bows.


Love Rosemarie X X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, wow that really is just stunning you really are so clever coming up with all these different designs and such a clever use of those two dies who would have believe that you could create a buckle with them. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A brilliant colour and die combination, I adore the oval die.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Navy and white always looks smart and this card is no exception, love it!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It's a 'WOW' from me! Absolutely stunning card I adore the French navy colour another thing to go on my never ending 'list'!
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!!
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this colour combination and the vertical buckle.
Beverley W

Sue MacFall said...

What a great card - the ribbon just finishes it perfectly. Many thanks

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
What a stunning card I just love everything about it, the French Navy Ribbon is beautiful too!
Love Marg

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a fabulous card, love everything about it, I think I even prefer the vertical buckle arrangement to your usual horizontal layout, and navy and white always looks stylish and I'm another one who has the Dotty Daisies on her wish list - every time I've searched for it it's been sold out!...

DONITA - I don't think the Pearl Ex has the same pigment/mica formula as the Pixie Powders...have yout tried the Joanna Sheen website?...I'm pretty sure they would despatch to the USA...

Izzy

hettygarlick said...

That's beautiful Sue. I love the colours and the ribbon.

d from northants said...



An elegant and stylish card, today, Sue, alter the sentiment, and it could be used for any occasion,




Doreen x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card Sue in the navy and white and the finest of the ribbon shows through with it's delicate weaving. I love the Swiss and the Belgian die sets and have used them a lot since getting them. The background die always reminds me of row of wee crowns surrounding the perimeter of the die. Did you have a reasonable christmas and new year flower, i do hope so as you with a few others were in my thoughts this time as it can be hard to be cheerful and gay when you are feeling all but it. Anyway flower thank you for such a beautiful card to fire up our imaginations and sending you hugs.
Well we have it teeming down with rain here after the frost and temperature not lifting yesterday at all above -3. I never used to feel the cold but this past wee while boy have my hands and everywhere else been moaning about it. That's one down baack to college, one to go back to work but since auld grumpy drawers has decided to smit everyone else with the cold that he has and he has the "flu", that'll not happen until Monday now so another long weekend of him whinging about everything that he can and even what he can't, oh boy can Monday not come soon enough.
I hope that all my lovely wilsonette friends are feeling a bit perkier and just think the nights are drawing out again(yippee), which is the best part about this time of the year. Sending hugs to all my lovely friends who could do with, need or jsut want, they are yours for the taking,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I love the embossing folder. On my wish list now.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I love the embossing folder. On my wish list now.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this buckle card and the bow is gorgeous.
Have a lovely day everyone, take care Jess xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Wow what a gorgeous card I love the buckle effect & the embossing folder is so pretty!
I've been watching Julia use your weaving dues this morning & it's made me realise I need to experiment more with these dies they produce such fabulous results
Tina & Peter you are in my thoughts
Sending good wishes to all

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a stunning card today.
Love the navy and your opulent bow.
x

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, a really really gorgeous card who would have thought of making a buckle card out of different dies, why only you of course, it's beautiful,
Pam it was lovely having a heads up about Robbie I hope he has a brilliant time, Tina so sorry about Peter, keep us updated, Elaine better news you, anyone else suffering or in pain hope things improve soon, hugs Johanna

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a beautiful card again and a very special new and amazing bow which I haven´t seen before...
Rolf xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love the colours and the texture from the embossing folder is so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card Sue, I L O V E the colour scheme and everything on this one.
VC x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card . love Jean Z xxxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card Sue and that Bow is a real Bow, useless making Bows myself so a tutorial would be nice. Have not got any of the dies on today's card but we'll see,perhaps one day. The card Yesterday was a stunner !

:-) Laine- hope you down from the ceiling by now, thought I could hear a shriek in the distans. Congrats anyway for winning the Orphans, they are very lucky to come to a wonderful Mamma. Take care x
Pam- wish Robbie a wonderful trip to the Grand Canyon, sure they be fine as long they take care when driving. He is so lucky to live so close, it is on my Bucket list to go there myself one day. Hope you are doing fine.
Hi Donita- have a look on 'Joanna Sheen's' site for the mica/pixie powders, I think she is sending abroad.
June- hope you have dried up some by now :-) Would love to see how your Motorbike Card turned out. Have you got a blog ?
Elaine- hugs to you and Andrew, fingers crossed all be good x
Sending well wishes to anyone who are poorly and my thoughts are with Tina T and Tina x

Going out in the cold and frosty morning for some food shopping, it never seem to be enough when you got a son living at home :-) If you go outside today do take it slowly, nothing broken please !
Warm hugs to all , especially our Sue and to my lovely friends
Maria x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Extremely Very Beautiful Striking Card, I Just Love The Outstanding Colour Combination
Of "The Coconut White/French Navy" Stunning Colours Together.
I Just Adore "The Dotty Daisy Embossing Folder" Its Such A Detailed Embossing Folder Like All Of
Your Embossing Folders.
I Love The Centre Panel Where You've Used "Oval Cutting Die" "The Geneva Die"
"The Striking Belgian Tag Die" I Just Love How You've Threaded Your Very Beautiful "Ribbon"
Through The Centre, Extremely Clever To Give The Look Of A Buckle Card,
The Ribbon Gives A Look Of Elegance Also Opulence To Your Truly Tremendous Card.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing "Today's Masterpiece" And Taking Us Through The Card Step By
Step, Today's Card Is Extremely Exquisite, Elegant In Everyway I Just Love It, Thank You So Very
Very Much For Sharing Your Talent With Us, You Inspire Me Daily I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin & Heather
Love And Huge Hugs πŸ€— To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very striking with the big bow. I love the embossed background.

Fiki said...

this is so pretty card!

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Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Well love the card, I particularly like the dotty daisy background.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. French navy and white - tres chic! I think I prefer this vertical buckle to your horizontal ones and I love the big bow and sparkler, definitely one for handing over or making a box for. I have the Belgian Tag dies so I'm part-way there :-)

'P' - I know what you mean, I always sleep more soundly when I know they are all tucked up safely indoors.
Pam - Go Robbie!
Tina T - hugs and prayers for you and Peter.

Frances

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Very dramatic card today,love it
Thanks for the inspiration
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

SueJ said...

A really lovely card Sue, love the dramatic colour.

Catherine Lyons said...

Wow!!what a stunning card i just love it .
Catherine xx

sued99 said...

Loving the bow. I really like the combination of white and navy on this stunning design. X

CraftyJo said...

Loving the different techniques and textures, sadly definitely not loving that bow ;)

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a classic colour combo, and a very elegant card overall. Love it. Bx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card. I have always loved white and blue.
Regards,
Evis M.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, the embossing folder with the pricked design on the Geneva die work so well together, love from Jackie xx

ursula said...

Sue, this is just so stunning, that blue and white is so eye catching, I have that embossing folder too, so another one to add to my list, thank you so much....luv Ursula xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Now this is what I call a real Sue Wow card!! It's gorgeous! I love that blue ribbon . You used to ell it in some lovely colours including black and white! It ties easily as well. Love the buckle standing upright rather than sideways! It's just different! Thank you.
Sue, please ignore Maureen She is given to exaggeration among other things!!!
She is back on the road again too! You have been warned!
Pam - it's so lovely to hear about Robbie! Thank you! I can understand Mum and Dad's concern but I'm sure he'll be fine! I'd love to see it too!
Tina - sorry Peter is so poorly! Thinking of you all!
Nanna Tina - how are you getting on? I think of you every day too!
Elaine - thinking of you and Andrew and the family also.
PP - hope you and Mum are alright!
It's raining! Just thought you'd all like to know that!!
Love to all lovely ladies on the blog!
Myra xx PS - Sue, Julia has made some wonderful cards with the weaving dies! X

Betty McAlister said...

Stunning card Sue. Just love it xx

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Sue. Giving up looking at comments because of the continuing irrelevant ones!

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Miserable rainy day here but your beautiful card has brightened the day.
Thank You
Patricia x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Miserable rainy day here but your beautiful card has brightened the day.
Thank You
Patricia x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Miserable rainy day here but your beautiful card has brightened the day.
Thank You
Patricia x

Mary Lynn Cox said...

I am a fan of your all white cards but I must say the pop that navy ribbon gives is amazing. The background is beautiful. A very nice card, as always. Thank you Sue
I think it is a shame there are that few who have disregarded your request for posts on your blog.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
A real 'Traditional Sue Wilson' card today, it ticks all of the boxes, stunning design made using gorgeous dies, incredible matting and layering, finished perfectly with a stunning silky crush ribbon bow!
Thank you so much Sue,
Hugs
Sandra
xxx

Karin van eijk said...

stunning card, great design and very elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a fabulous card that bow is amazing. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your buckle cards and nice to see a vertical one! Not a big fan of bows but it certainly suits this card

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone with special ones to Nanna Tina, Tina T and Elaine
Pat

Bente SΓΈrflaten said...

Beautiful!
Love that blue colour and the pretty design :))

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this color, French Navy. Wish we got Creative Expressions cardstock in the US. I do have several of the dies used however so might try to do a similar if not perfect try at this one. I love the WOW of this card.
Thanks for the inspiration as always. I am behind on the blog...realized this morning so several pretty cards to view.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue
Wow - love this card. The colour is striking and the style amazing - thanks Sue x
Yesterday's card was beautiful as well. Congrats to my bestie Laine on your win - thrilled for you hun x
Sorry I did not comment yesterday but things have taken a bit of a manic turn.
My mum is in the RVI hospital in Newcastle with pneumonia and my dad is very poorly as well. So - long story short I am trying to get things in order as I am off up to sunny Newcastle on Monday morning. My sister went up this morning to clean, do washing, change beds and be my dads Florence Nightingale. She is doing all the hard work before I get there - I will be chief cook. Not sure how long I will be there. So I will try and pop in but not making any promises x
Happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone specially my blog besties x
Take care
Craft hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Princess Pixie! said...

Meant to say Sue - Julia has done an amazing job of demoing your weaving dies - sold out everywhere apart from Hochanda. I have the striped weaving die and have used it a few times but after seeing what Julia has done I know I will be 'playing' with it a lot more x

Disco Queen said...

Stunning Card Sue! I love the Vertical Buckle Layout. Theresa x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Quite an unusual design today but it really works. Love the colourways.

Lisbeth

val jones said...

This is so beautiful Sue, love everything about it.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. It is amazing how much difference the orientation makes, I really like this and the colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

This card is so beautiful in its classic navy and white colors. I like how you modified the buckle card to present the focal point in a vertical orientation. Wishing you a great weekend.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very classy card in classical colours. Lovely. SueL x

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card and I love the embossing folder you have used.Thank you for sharing . Gloria (sidcup) xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
This card is a BIG WOW I just love everything about it Colours, Dies, Embossing folders and sentiment.
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card - love it :-) Hugs to all xxx

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!I love this card! The layout is just fabulous! TFS and have a great weekend!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Fabulous card today, love that EF.
PP, I hope mam does well, do you want to meet up for coffee in Newcastle on Monday or any day? I was at the RVI on Wednesday and got the all clear after 2nd cataract op, so when I get new specs I'll be driving again - watch out Myra!!!
Pam, Robbie is the most remarkable young man. Good luck to him on his travels.
Laine, have you come down to earth yet after winning the orphans?
Tina, thinking of you and Peter.
Elaine, good news for Andrew.
Pam, you take early bird to a new level. 3 or 4 am is when I get up - for the loo and then go back to bed ha ha.
Maria, hope you were safe when out and about in the cold and ice, don't want you to go oops a daisy!!
love to all
Maureen xxx

Eunice said...

A very regal looking card today Sue. Love the color choice.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Simply "bowtiful" LOL 😘

karenlotty said...

Love it and those beautiful dramatic colours

Robin Sachs said...

Good morning, Sue. Gorgeous card and I love the colors.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
HAPPY NEW YEAR. HOPE THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL...... OR AS NORMAL AS IT GETS. SMASHING CARD LOVE THE WAY IT POPS. A GREAT FAN OF THE BUCKLE CARDS. EMBOSSING FOLDER IS WONDERFUL. CRACKING DIES/ ONE I MAY BE HAVING A GO AT.
HAVING TROUBLE PINING THIS ONE (DOESNT WORK)
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG X

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love the embossing and piercings! Very elegant card! Have a wonderful day!

Narrowboat girl said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the colours & I just wish my bows turned out like yours

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....a lovely card....the colours are really beautiful. Your buckle cards are always so cleverly designed. Jo x

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue - I'm BAAAACK!!!
I'm sure your will be so thrilled to hear that - I can already see you trying to hide under the desk!
Anyway down to biznesss - the card
Well I have to say that I just really love this one - probably the colours as they are particular favourites of mine
I should make one (maybe not with a bow though for my friend) besides I still can't tie a bow!!! How about some one on one tuition!!!
Thanks Sue for all you do
Hugs from me and the really fat cat

liz spooner said...

This is a stunning card Sue, love the navy blue ribbon.xx

Vie Carter said...

Crisp, clean fabulous design

Vie
x

Marianna Hammer said...

What a beautiful card :)

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
wow a striking card very elegant great seeing your Bows again I have missed them.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Pam yes feeling a lot better still full of cold but the cough has almost gone. So pleased Robbie is doing so well he is an amazing young man & come so far. Hope he enjoys his holiday but I can understand George being worried . I had a good laugh at your grandson saying only 50weeks till Christmas 😲

Elaine good news about Andrew &the shrinking of his tumour but bit worrying with the blood clot
stay strong your always in my thoughts Hug's.

Tina sorry to here Peter is not doing so well thinking of you both Big Hug's coming your way stay strong.xx

Tracy Big Hug's Xx

PP hope your mum is on the mend Big Hug's for you both xx

Laine have you stopped doing the happy dance yet πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ are you waiting for the postman with open arms. Enjoy them xx

Hug's to all my friends xxx








Kate's Cards said...

A very grand card. xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!!!
Loved all Julia's shows today as I have those dies and have never used them.

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful card. sharp and crisp, hugs xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love todays card sue x the navy is so rich and regal its beautiful x have really missed your bows only wish mine were as neat as yours . Maybe if I send you lots of ribbon you can tie them all for me and send them back ? Only joking xxx thankyou for your inspiration x
Laikne so so pleased that you won the orphan cards x I know you will give them all the love and care they deserve xxx
Yvonne sending a big hug to you and your parents x
Tina t hoping and praying for you xxx
Nanna tina thinking of you x
Elaine thankyou so much for the update x sending hugs x
Pam amazing news about robbies trip x such an inspiring lad x and thank your grandson for me please x if I start making my cards now I might actually get some finished before christmas eve ! I too am an early bird and actually start work at 6am , not everyday fortunately !
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card & love the colours you have used as Navy always looks very rich, opulent & expensive..
Love every element of this stunning card.

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card - love the combination of colours, and of course I love to see your bow back too.

Thank you for all the inspiration.

Hi to everyone,

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Dorothy of Baldock

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card love the navy and white, so elegant. I just don't understand why people write such long posts about lots of other people. I don't know any other blog that has these sort of comments. Surely comments should be about your work and that is all, it is your blog after all.

Sylvi said...

Another really beautiful card Sue, especially like the embossing folder used on this one. xx Sylvi

Dawn Holben said...

A big WOW from me Sue, this is truly gorgeous and so very elegant.
That bow just gives it that luscious look and i love it.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card....love the embossing folder used!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Tressa said...

I am not a keen fan of bows but for this clean and sharp colour combo, I have to say I like this one.

Teresa

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Ohh now this is a Sue Wilson card. You have not done a bow for ages and I have to say this one is stunning and soooo inspirational
Wonderful design wonderful colours and just a wonderful crafty creation
Yvonne hope your mum. And your dad get better soon safe travels tomorrow
Pam. Robbie is one amazing young man. One to be proud of
Tina T and Nanna T thoughts and prayers with ya both
Elaine keep your chin up hugs
Take care folks and be nice to one another
Theresa G xx

Littlelamb said...

Wow Sue. This is a stunning card. That you for sharing this.

maz said...

Really lovely design and like the vertical card,another winner, thank you πŸ™‚

IVY Cheong said...

I love this French navy blue colour and the ribbon stunning card. Ivy x

Theresa said...
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auscrafts said...

Lovey colours

rosiejt said...

I agree with the comment made by Marianne's Craftroom.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card it's so stunning it takes my breath away.

Lorraine Freeman said...

This is a stunning card, you have really excelled yourself xxx

julie laz said...

Loving the big bow sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

I love this card!