Thursday, 2 February 2017

Birthday Wishes


Hi bloggers!  I thought I would show off another Stamp To Die For that matching the latest release Azores die set.  I stamped the Wild Tulips Stamp To Die For stamp on white card and cut it out with the outside die from the Azores set.  I used Distress Markers to colour the image.  I cut a wide strip of Duck Egg Blue card and stamped the stamp randomly all around the edge using a clear Perfect Medium pad just to add a bit of interest to the card (it is difficult to see in any of my pictures, but it adds a watermark look to the edges.)  I put a peach card thin mat behind it to bring out the colours in the stamped image.  I cut a wider piece of white card and added a strip of double sided tape down each side of the card.  I sprinkled it with Iced Snow for a bit of bling.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Flags and I made a peach Chrysanthemum and seated it at the end of the flag with leaves.  The card was finished with white, peach and duck egg blue mats with paper piercing.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway (from before the die launch) is:

                                                                     Jenny Briggs!!!

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










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180 comments:

Pam Hartlepool said...

Beautiful card, Sue and once again thank you for a splendiforus launch. Each collection delights me and this one has brought a whole new concept with it.
Congrats to Jenny.
Elaine, I hope Andrew continues to be well for his treatment.
Tina, how are you doing. Think of you every day.
Yvonne, I wonder what Laine is hinting at, I hope you gave some good news you deserve it.
Hugs to all including poorly and missing friends. Dragonsnap, how is that adorable new granddaughter and her Mum doing.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning simply stunning. Thank you for all you do Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue,
Welcome back to everyday life after the big release. Just wondering what flower you could possibly do next. Love the tulips on this stamp and visualized coloring them with Copics. It so nice how your chrysanthemum ties right in with the tulips because of the color.
Congratulations, Jenny!
Enjoy your Thursday, everybody.
Love,
Donita

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card. Congratulations Jenny enjoy.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

Pretty card for today,lovely colours

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card. Congratulations Jenny enjoy.
Nancyd xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Due. What a wonderful exciting few days you've just given us, talk about thinking outside of the box - you certainly know how to do that, and it continues with the gorgeous Stamps To Die for, I have a couple of the stamps to go with the flower dies, but that's the end of my collection. Some have the knack of colouring and shading, 'our Sam' does some beautiful work, but I don't think I'd do them justice, I've always loved colouring as a child but this takes skill, skill I don't have unfortunately but you make everything spring to life with just a few pens/crayons. I recently bought some normal pencil crayons with the view to invest in a few more stamps, so maybe I should give it more thought.
I love this springtime sample the colours are really uplifting and make you smile ☺ I bet our lucky Jenny will have the biggest smile when she reads this post, congratulations Jenny - enjoy.
sending warm hugs to you Sue for a lovely day xxx

Clai01 said...

The wild tulips have been on my radar since i first saw them appear on this gorgeous stamp, now thinking they have jumped to my wish list lol of must haves, gorgeous! x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, the colours you have chosen look lovely together.The flower is gorgeous.
Thank you once again for show casing all your new dies.
Jan x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Wonderful card Sue. I love the way you've stamped the image on the background. Congratulations again on such an exciting launch. I think this was the best yet, such a variety.
Congratulations to Jenny. Enjoy your card.

I've only seen pictures of the baby so far but she is adorable and doesn't look like a newborn. Her mother never did either. Both are doing well and we hope to have them home either today or tomorrow. My daughter had a lung removed aged 8 so they tend to keep her in a bit longer to make sure there's no problem. Her other two children, aged 2 and 4, have been to see them and think she's gorgeous too. I hope that lasts when she comes home! Luckily they only live next door to us so we are often around to help and the proud daddy is taking three weeks off work.. We go on holiday next week. It was booked before we knew about the baby, after some Canadian friends suggested we meet up. We haven't seen them for three years so mixed emotions now about the excitement of seeing them and getting some sunshine but also not wanting to leave mother and baby behind. Thank goodness for Skype.

Sorry, I've rambled on a bit today.
Crafty hugs to all.
D xx

Craftynetty said...

I only have a couple of stamps to match dies and really don't use them often enough. I must get them out, so that I can justify buying this one! i am not a colourist, but Tim Holtz distress markers are surprisingly easy to use and give a lovely effect. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely colour combination, makes me think of clear summer seas. Beautiful stamped image.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, pretty colours and your usual perfect colouring.
Well done to Jenny on the card win.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Jan Sayer said...

W hat a beautiful stamp Sue. Love the colours you've selected today. Just the sort of style I like.
Jan
Northampton

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring and love the watermark piece. The new chrysanthemums die is definitely going to have to come and live with me!
I'm hoping that I will be able to keep up with comments now, however Ofsted arrived yesterday so don't know what time I'll get home tonight! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card I love the colours you have used and the subtle watercolour is just perfect xx

Julie Elli said...

Lovely colour combination and great colouring!
Such a pretty card.
Congratulations to Jenny.
Big hug
Julie Elli

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors on this gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring of the wreath too!

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card and stamp,love the colours,thank you,Linda x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, like everyone else I must first thank you for such a fantastic launch of your new dies and stamps, how you come up with these designs I never know, do you realise the talent you have and how much we all value you.

This card today is so lovely, and I mean that, I am not a stamper very often but I have been to a couple of workshops lately and been using a stamping tool (looks a bit like a CD case), and it has made it so much easier for me so I have been doing a little more, this stamp is going to encourage me to try it. The colours you have used really do make it come to life.

Dragonsnap2 - so pleased all is going well with your new granddaughter and hope she and Mum can come home either today or tomorrow, it is so lovely that you only live next door and can be there for all of them, nice that Dad is taking 3 weeks off too, but you are having a holiday so enjoy it.

Special hugs to Tina T, Owen, Elaine, Andrew, Helen, Oh and I too like Pam would like to know what Laine is up too.

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

Chris Curry said...

A very smart, elegant card Sue. I love the colours and the water mark effect and the pretty stamp. The chrysanthemum flower is stunning. Thank you. Xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the stamp, colour combo and the flower of course!

lilian said...


Hi Sue, avery beautiful card,with equisite colouring, love stamping.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

TDQ Karen said...

This is so spring-like, love the colours you have chosen.
Congratulations to Jenny x

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card, like the watermark effect.
Annette x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love the colours you have used
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Christine Collins said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the colours you have put together and the iced snow.
Have a nice day
Chris xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and stamp Sue xx hazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
What a great colour combination, the stamped image is beautiful. Congratulations on a marvellous die launch and also to Jenny.x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue, Absolutely exquisite card, I love the wild tulip stamp but the chrysanthemum flower really looks right at home sat on top. Congratulations to Jenny. Yvonne xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card, unusual colour combination but they work so well together. This card makes me think of spring. I love the stamp.
Congratulations Jenny x

Love and hugs xxx
Dawn Searle in Cambridge

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card and the Wild Tulips Stamp looking stunning . The peach colours looks so pretty and the finishing touches Chrysanthemum die works wonderfully . Really enjoying the new collection. Wendy

Glennis said...

very pretty

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card! The colours are amazing and I love doing the watermark effect on cards. It's so effective. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats to Jenny. 😀
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the stamp you have used it is so pretty. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Debra K. said...

What a wonderful card design Sue! Lovely stamping beautifully coloured. The Chrysanthemum looks gorgeous in the peach colour. Such a pretty colour palette and I love the watermark stamping.
Congratulations to Jenny on her win! Debra x

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours.
Congratulations Jenny.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, such pretty colours.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card today, the stamp looks really pretty coloured in.

Congratulations Jenny on your win!!!!


Pam , I am doing ok apart from the osteoarthritis in both my knees and are very stiff at the moment. Giant hugs to you.
June is the tool you have been using for stamping - a flat piece of plastic with sponge/foam discs in the corners ? If do I have had a pair of these made by Fiskars for about 15 years. How is your knee now ? Hugs to you.
Elaine how are Andrew and Helen?
Dragonsnap2 how lovely living next door to your daughter- big hugs to them .
Love and crafty hugs to all 🤗🤗🤗,
Tina T xxxx

Lorna Stewart said...

Very pretty card and well done Jenny x

SueJ said...

Lovely card and pretty stamp.
Great colour combination.

Well done Jenny.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, first of all I want to thank you again for ab amazing blog launch, I know my bank manager will be very p,eased (lol). Today's card is lovely. I am not a very good stamper, but do try. Love the duck egg blue card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. The colours are very springlike and the use of the dies isamazing.

Barbara V

Catherine Lyons said...

Hello Sue this card is so pretty and the stamp that you used is beautiful.
Catherine xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, love tulips, one of my favourite flowers

DeCor said...

Lovely card Sue. Like how you have stamps to match your dies. Congrats to Jenny. P'S Hochandelier has on today something that sounds similar to what June and Tina T are descrbing today.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card I love the colour combination it's very pretty! The chrysanthemum has fast become one of my favourite flowers to use.
Congratulations Jenny!
Hugs x
Heather T

hettygarlick said...

That's lovely and I love the watermark effect. Must try that!

Barbara (C) said...

A lovely card today. Love the stamp - perfect to add your colouring skills to. BarbaraC Maidstone

Jane Franklin said...

Doesn't stamping add something different. I love the colour combinations you have used and I think the watermark gives it extra. Thank you Sue.
Congrats to Jenny, enjoy. Best wishes all luv jxxx

Tressa said...

The watermark effect shows up nicely and certainly finishes of the background to the stamped section. How different it would look if you had left the card plain. Beautiful card.

Teresa

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great stamp.
B xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, great card, I love the stamp and the colours you have used.
I was not a stamper till I was sent a beautiful card from Maureen Killen.
She inspired me, once I met her and was given some of her hints and tips I was hooked.
Thank you Maureen you are a star ... is it April yet??
Loving the fact it's back to normal comments rather than the rather stilted ones.
Patricia xx

susyjune said...

Lovely colouring ,such suptle shades

karenlotty said...

Beautiful Sue I very rarely colour in because I jut know that I'd end up going outside the lines - especially that thin border

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card this morning, the Wild Tulips stamp is just gorgeous and the colours you've chosen are perfect to bring Spring just a little bit closer...

Congratulations to Jenny...

Izzy

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card and well done for you die collection.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

sandy acland said...

I love the colours I love the stamp. Beautiful!

Sandy (tort)

doreenj said...




Congrats to Jenny, and thanks again to Sue, for a gorgeous launch!!

Todays card is so clean and fresh, the colours are lovely,



Doreen x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it !! I love the subtle watermark effect you have got here, and the 'bling' is always gorgeous, I don't know how you get the time to do colouring haha, but it is gorgeous, and I love how you have 'tied in' all the colours. Gorgeous !!
Congratulations to Jenny, enjoy your card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love today's card and indeed have load of your stamps t,o die for I just need to use them lol
Pam hope you are well and keeping warm
Dragonsnap congratultions and welcome to your new little granddaughter I hope they get to come home today bless them
Theresa W and. Maria the driving went ok I took it easy going to drive myself to the hairdressers this morning it's not far and it gives my other half a day of from taxi duties.
Hugs to Tina &Owen and Elaine & Andrew Yvonne hope you are ok
Take care everyone and I send hugs to you all if you need one
Theresa G xx

nattyboots said...

A very pretty card sue and a lovely stamp , not much good at colouring myself Sue i just cant seem to stay in the lines .
well done to jenny, enjoy !

Pam hope you are well, Andrew has another treatment today then it is three more to go .

Tina T ,thinking of you as always , big hugs ,Helen is getting frustrated now to be honest but only 3 more treatments after today so will be about the middle of March , then hopefully we have some nice warmer weather and they can get away to their Caravan at weekends and relax .

Dragonsnap, pleased all is well with your daughter and family.

Sending hugs to all who need one.

Elaine H X

Clare Powell said...

Beauriful card, love the colours x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, it's lovely seeing your beautiful stamps have their moment of glory too. Love the colours you have used and the matching chrysanthemum (thank heavens for spell check!!). Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Jenny on winning the card xxx
Dragonsnap how lovely to live next door to your daughter, I hope they let her home today so you can have cuddles. Enjoy your holiday, dad will be around and the sunshine will give you a boost xxx
Craftysuetoo good luck with ofsted xxxx
Tina Elaine and Pam sending hugs xxx
Myra, Maureen are the crumb trail!!! Xxx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

This is a very pretty card to brighten this miserable, wet day. Your choice of colours and your design is so complimentary :)

Congratulations Jenny... enjoy!

June x

Suemac said...

A beautiful card again today

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Tulip Stamp so nice to colour makes it look so handmade which is lovely!
Nice idea to see the Watermark on the Blue card too!
Congrats to Jenny enjoy your prize!
Love Marg

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Great card and your lovely Chrysanthemum just is the finishing touch. SueL x

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Back yo a normal day after your wonderful launch, the dies are amazing, thank you Sue.
Lovely card today, not a great stamper myself, perhaps I should try harder.
Well done to Jenny.
Lydia
X

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, todays card is gorgeous and the colours you have used are perfect.
I am not a great stamper but I think I will have to practice a bit as I love what you have created.
Congratulations to Jenny
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - once again thank you so much for your wonderful cards and inspiration over the last few days. Today's card is just delightful and has definitely inspired me to do more rubber stamping. I love the design and the colours you have used and of course the beautiful new flower. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely colours and a lovely card! xxx

June Horrocks said...

Once again sue thanks for everything the last few days have been awsum. Today's card is beautiful the stamp is lovely and the colours fab !!!!!!!
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx
Congrats to Jenny

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I really enjoyed your last launch and am amazed at all the wonderful ideas you have. Back to today. I love the colours you have chosen, there is something very peaceful and gentle about them. I can't wait to move house as all my stamps have been packed away for ages and I am beginning to get really itchy fingers (inspired by you)

Lisbeth

Annie's messy stamping said...

Love your colour choice Sue. The flower is so pretty, I'm in love with it.

I'm going to the local craft shop today to spend my birthday gift vouchers. I have a very long wish list to take with me.

Annie P
xxx

Anne said...

I love this card, Sue. The colours are just great.

Anne (Northampton)

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Oh my goodness, what a delightful tulip stamp.
I have some of your older stamps that are equally gorgeous.
So much going on with the card, the colours all matched perfectly.

Dragonsnap2, you are going to have the time of your life with a new granddaughter in the family, and how lucky you are to live next door to each other. Enjoy your holiday in Canada.

Gurt squashy hugs to all under the weather today.
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card today Sue - as always. These flowers are beautiful, both the tulips & the Chrysanthemums. Who doesn't like flowers? I will be getting the stamps which fit your windows, I think that is such a brilliant idea. Thank you Sue for your inspiration. Hope you were pleased with the way your launch was received.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, have got that stamp and die, so no excuse for me not producing something similarly gorgeous!
Hugs, Rose

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card and stamps.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on yet another wet day here in Gloucestershire, lots of huge puddles and more to come so they say. But your beautiful card today has really cheered me up and I love how youve used that new flower die to give that stamped image a 3d look, its just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a wonderful card with beautiful colours.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Your beautiful card reminds me that Spring is not that far away now.
Only yesterday I made a card in a similar colour combination as It is one of my favourites.
The stamp, your colouring and the lovely Chrysanthemum are all gorgeous!
Lesley S x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours you have used to colour this card, so lovely and springlike, beautiful stamp too.
Thank you for all the lovely new designs in the latest die launch. x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue First of all thank you once again got your fantastic new die collection so many varied dies to inspire us you are such a talented lady!
yiday X card is beautiful I love the stamp & the watermark effect you've created with it on the background. I'm not very good at stamping & colouring I need to practise!
Dragonsnap2 how lucky you are to live next door to your daughter I can imagine how you feel about going away on holiday but your daughter will need your help more when baby's Dad has gone back to work hope they come home today & you get lots of cuddles with the new little one
Tina thinking of you daily & sending hugs

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and stamp. love Jean Z xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
It was a fantastic launch and now decisions have to be made, but it's great being able to see all the other delicious samples that have been made for the dies.
L Dewar

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The new coordinating stamp is stunning and makes a fantastic focal image.
I love using stamps and dies together.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Snowy said...

Beautiful stamp and dies, and a gorgeous card. Snowy xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card with lovely colours!
So great to have stamps matching the dies :))

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue great colour combination and the chrysanthemum appears again love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card again this morning. I love how you have brought the stamps out to match the dies and i do buy some of them but i have to admit that my colouring in is not brilliant. So i must practice with my markers and pencils. Congratulations to Jenny on her win. Once again thank you for a fantastic launch and as you can tell by all the lovely comments that we all love your new dies and stamps.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
First And Foremost Can I Say "A Huge Thank You" For Bringing Us
This "Exceptional Range Of Dies And Matching Stamps"
Its Been Delightful To See All Your Tremendous Cards The Dies Are So Versatile
And The Matching Stamps Beautiful. (Sue No Pressure!!! But I Would Love To See More
Matching Stamps To Your Future Collections)
Today's Card Is "Stupendous" With "The Azores Die Set" And You've Used "The Extremely
Beautiful "Wild Tulip Stamp" I Love The Outstanding Colour Combination Of The Delicate
Duck Egg/Peach/Coconut White Foundation Card, I Love The Superb Idea Where You've Stamped
The Watermark Image On The Duck Egg Card Behind Your Focal Point, Adding A Strip Of
Iced Snow To Either Side Of Your Card.
Then Adding "The Stupendous Chrysanthemum Flower" Also Adding The Foliage That Comes
Within The Die Set, Not Forgetting Your Sentiment On Your Stitched Flag...
Today's Card Is Just So Outstanding Thank You For Sharing You are A Star, You Inspire Me Daily
And I Very Much Appreciate That. "Thank You"
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
"Steph Thank You For Extremely Kind Words About My Colouring I Don't Use "Distress Pens" Like
Sue, As I've Been Using "Copic Alcohol Pens" For Many Years, It Would Be So Expensive To Keep
Changing Pens, I Also Use Pencils To Finish Off My Work"

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card again this morning Sue. Thank you.
Helen

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a perfect combination of die and stamp, I love it.
Congratulations Jenny on your Wednesday card win.
Pam, hope your chest is much improved.
Tina, Elaine, PP & Laine thinking of you. (Come on Laine, spill the beans, we are all in suspense - who's meddlesome!!!) (Yvonne, where are you!!) ha ha.
Diane, glad you managed to follow the trail, it's lemon drizzle cake crumbs!!!!
Dragonsnap, sorry I didn't congratulate you on the wonderful news of a new granddaughter. Take plenty of photographs to show your friends in Canada. I know you'll be torn between going and staying, but you can skype, well you can if you know how - which I don't ha ha.
Patricia, you are too kind and you exaggerate sometimes!!
love to all
Maureen xxx

Karen Mitchell said...

Morning Sue
It's lovely to see stamping on a card again,this one is gorgeous,
the colours really set everything off ,really great,
Added to my ever growing list!!!
Thank you for all your hard work
Best wishes
Karen M Devon

Lynne Welsh said...

Morning Sue thank you very much another beautiful card. Love the colours. My internet is down so doing it through my daughter. Take care Kitty

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the peach and duck egg blue together. Love the tulip stamp too, one of my favourite flowers. Congratulations to Jenny on winning your lovely card

Dragonsnap2 has the baby got a name yet?
Daily hugs to Nanna Tina, Tina T, Elaine and Wheelybad

Love and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Isa Cim said...

Hello Sue, this card is wonderful! I like the colours that matches very well, the design of the tulips stamp and the background effect, the edges with ice snow! Very successful item set! Thank you for sharing. Love Isabelle Cimbali

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The wild tulip stamp is very pretty. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card, but have to say that I am not very good at colouring so tend to just your dies to make my cards, although I have used a few of the stamps where I don't need to do to much colouring and they have been lovely.
Wendyx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I hope you enjoyed reading the comments about the Die Launch! I think everyone has a List! We are back to earth with a bump this morning!
However, your card is beautiful. I love the wild tulips stamp and making the watercolour effect on the duck egg card makes all the difference.
The chrysanthemum is gorgeous - all in all a lovely card! Thank you!
I'm trying to get back into stamping and colouring and Maureen does have real talent as Patricia said but Patricia isnt half bad herself!
Dragonsnap - have a lovely holiday! I haven't used Skype myself but I can FaceTime!! Lol! Not often at 6am though!!
Yvonne - will you keep us in suspense all day! Laine didn't call us meddlesome for nothing you know! Lol!
Diane - I decided the crumbs disappeared as Patricia was coming after me and she would have had a Dyson in her hand!!! Other vacuum cleaners are available!
Congratulations Jenny! You won a very pretty card!
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue.
Such a pretty card. Reminds me of spring. I do love colouring in I find it so relaxing xx

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Lovely card really like how you have coloured this really nice stamped image.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, oh wow that's a beautiful card and lovely stamping looks like spring is here, I've bought some of your stamps ages ago and haven't used them yet, that I must remedy, your die launch Sue has been stupendous you have had us all agog our eyes going bigger and bigger, lol just fantastic.
Congratulations to our lucky winner, enjoy,
I do love reading everyone's comments, I never tire of all the stories that unfold, some happy and some sad and some very funny, keep it up ladies. Hugs Johanna

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card, very springlike. Nice colours, and very nice chrysanthemum.

Congratulations to Jenny. X

Love Helen xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue love the colour combination of peach & duck egg blue that you have used on your beautiful card today.It reminds us that spring is on its way!!.Thank you Sue for all your hard work . Congrats to Jenny.Gloria( sidcup ) xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful card, I love the colour combination you used they just work so well together.

Congratulations Jenny.

Sue hope all is well with you, love Brenda xxx

Fiki said...

so pretty!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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ursula said...

I really must invest in some of these beautiful stamps, not something I am easy with but should really give it a go....beautiful card Sue...congrats to winner Jenny...luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card sue x not colours I would think to put together and they look beautiful x the stamps lovely and perfectly coloured in x makes me look forward to spring x thanks again for a fantastic launch sue x
Congratulations jenny x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Craftychris said...

So pretty! xxx

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thanks you again for such a wonderful launch, it is always great to see all the beautiful cards you make with the new dies.

sued99 said...

What a wonderful card to showcase the stamps. X

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such a cheerful card to brighten up a cold windy day I have so enjoyed your amazing new collection.
Congratulations Jenny on your win.Hugs to Tina Elaine not long until the end of Peter's treatment.

val jones said...

A lovely image Sue and beautifully colors. Very pretty card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue. I love the subtle watermarking. The chrysanthemum looks amazing too. Theresa x

Sue MacFall said...

Very pretty, Sue. Love your colouring and colours. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Loving the colours
Elizabeth Bennett

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Back to normality now for the blog and what a beautiful card with which to kick us off.....i have said many times in the past that i really love your stamping and colouring, its so expertly done and really brings the image to life. I also appreciate how you have made the effort to co ordinate the co;ours used in the tulip design with the background papers. What a nice touch watermarking the stamp as a background, it adds interest and texture rather than having a flat colour. No card would be complete in my world without a bit of bling, just enough to satisfy the magpies amongst us:-) The Crysanthamum finishes off the card beautifully in that springlike peachy orange, just lovely.
Don't be alarmed, i know that it is unusual for me to comment before the sun goes down but i had an hour or so to kill before i have to leave for my Caci Facial....yes, the one that gives me a face as peachy as Kylies bottom:-).....and i thought what better time to spend than with my lovelies on Sues blog. Like Patricia, i welcome a return to normality and the comments being more expressive, i really enjoy hearing the gossip from everyone's lives....it replaces that empty void in my own life and distracts me from the rigours of daytime tv:-)
Pam, Maureen and Myra, please accept my sincere apologies for sparking your curiosity unnecessarily but Yvonne had been teasing me all day with the promise of wonderful news but wouldn't tell me what it actually was:-( i was at my wits end I mean I'm not generally known for my nosiness but she sounded so excited that I couldn't help but wonder. Well she left me in suspense until i was going to bed before texting me her news........I'm so sorry, but i cant give anything away as yet because I'm sure that she would like to be the one to tell you all, so you will have to suffer a little bit longer I'm afraid:-( But lets just say that I'm well jealous!
Dragonsnap, how lovely that you live so close to your daughter and grandchildren, very handy for babysitting duties I'm sure. Enjoy your trip to Canada though, what part will you be visiting?
Tina, how are you today, hope there's light at the end of that tunnel or comfort to be had from friends, family and memories. Hugs to you honeyxxx
Elaine, there's definitely light at the end of Andrews tunnel, how appropriate that the next chapter begins for him in Spring, lets hope he and Helen have a wonderful 2017 and beyond:-)
Hugs to Lynda, hope you are wellxxx
Yvonne, go on, put everyone out of their misery you tease!:-)
Wishing all things good to my long suffering besties Frances, Maureen,Myra,Tracy,P, Pat, Pam, Theresa, Maria, Norah, June and Wheely plus endless cuddles to all who need onexxxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxx

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love that chrysanthemum die. Definitely a must have. Lovely card, Sue.

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Sue you say that your pictures don't show up the watermarking very well but those last two, you can see it no problem at all. I want to say that this is a lovely "plain2 card but i hope you know what i mean flower as sometimes simplicity with just some colouring is all it takes to make a card stunning or beautiful and the colours in this are so soft and soothing. It shows how even plain simple cards can have a look of loveliness all of their own. Thank you flower for giving us such inspiration that can fire up our imagination but also show us that we sometimes don't need a lot, one die can make it all on it's own. I hope that you are having even a small in take of breath before starting again.
Congratulations Jenny on winning the beautiful Wednesday card, i hope that it brings you new inspired inspiration and you have dusted its new home all ready for it arriving.
Maureen flower, did you notice that Myra ACTUALLY came in earlier than you one day,now that must be a first, lol(i'll be getting my ears boxed when she sees me next, hee hee hee).
P in Wales, oh flower i am so sorry that you have lost such a great lady, but she deserves to rest now, 104 WOW what a great age to live to and see so much over all those 11 decades of her life. I bet she was one that could tell such interesting stories from time before you. I use to love listening to my great, great, great aunt as the stories she could tell being born in the year 1900 just 11 days younger than the queen mother, but i could listen for hours as she was such a font of such interesting times and history. RIP dear Auntie, you deserve it flower.
Tina flower, i hope that you are ok flower, i know it's hard and takes time to get used to not doing some things but it gets easier and being honest that's all i can say about it, as it doesn't get any better. I did a stupid thing just the other week when i bought my daddy's favourite, a pineapple cake....he's been gone 9 years and i bought him a pineapple cake, so once i berated myself on being so stupid, gret and laughed at myself i gave it to wee Harry. As i say it gets easier but not better flower so hugs are on their way to you and Owen.
Hugs coming down to you Elaine and your lovely son Andrew, i hope he is seeing the end of his chemo in sight and that he is a bit better.
Love and crafty hugs to all my lovely wilsonette friends that need, could do with or just want, they are yours,
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Liz said...

Wonderful card, love the stamp. xx

barbara macaskill said...

So pretty! I really love the stamped image!! Delicate and yummy! TFS!

Crafti Witch said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today and the dies and stamps look great, can't wait to make buy them all, just as soon as funds allow.

The stamping makes such a difference to the card.

Thank you so much for all the inspiration you give us each day,

lots of love, craftyn Crazi Witch

Suzzette Yandle said...

A beautiful card. I can see the watermark, and it is a lovely element to incorporate into one's design. Your colors and layers are great. I especially like the Wild Tulip stamp. Good job coloring in the Wild Tulip stamp design.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful stamps die and card Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Another fab card from you, love this stamp, it makes the diecut frame very interesting!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It's me again! Don't say , Oh No!!! Lol!
I popped back as I was convinced I'd typed watercolour instead of watermark! I was right I did and I'm sorry ! I did mean watermark! We all make mistakes! Lol!
By the way Norah, you are living danfgerously!! Ha ha!
Laine - thanks so much for raising the suspense stakes even higher! With friends like you! Lol!
Myra xx

Vie Carter said...

Very pretty card

Vie
x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card - really do like that flower! Congratulations to Jenny. Love to all Alison xx

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card using the stamp very preety

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning card today and really love the colour combo - very fresh.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, phew! I don't know about you but I am glad to get back to normality today. Although I have thoroughly enjoyed the last week I am worn out and I don't know how you do it. I love, love today's card, the colours, design, stamping and dies are all gorgeous. It is the little things that you think of such as the watermarked card that lifts your cards above all others. Thank you.

Jenny - Congratulations on being last week's Wednesday Winner. Enjoy your lovely card.

Laine - I hope you don't suffer any repercussions from commenting so early :-) Brodie is certainly a big chap and I think that Pippin is going the same way. Misty's Dreamies are now on ration!

Frances

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh this is such a beautiful card. I think the colours are stunning. Your new Chrysanthemum die is a complete must have and I have it on the lust list along with all the others - it's a very long list x
I am so sorry that I missed the last day of the launch. I could not believe it. I had a completely unexpectedly manic day and just did not have time and then was at a friends last night having my hair done. When I got home I was exhausted and collapsed into bed.
I have just reviewed yesterdays amazing cards and I have to say Sue you really did out do yourself in the grand finale of January's launch. The finishing touches are always such a winner in my eyes and boy have you pulled out all the stops. The cascading butterfly really is pure joy.
Thank you Sue for your continued generosity and big heart. It is a delight to be part of this Wilsonettes family especially with you as our 'Commander in Chief'. I do hope you enjoyed reading all the positive feedback during the launch. You so deserve it x
So are u dying to know what my good news is? I know that Laine has been hinting but allowed me to spill my joyful beans to create full impact x
Well it would appear that I have inherited a little money from an old family friend. I received the original letter about this back in October and sent off the documents and ID that they needed. Anyway had forgotten all about it until my mum had a phonecall at the weekend from someone saying that they had not received anything from me.
After a little digging it would appear that the original company dealing with the matter has gone under. So yesterday I spent the day making and receiving phonecalls (long ones) to establish where my documentation could have disappeared to and also who I could resend the info to as the house had been sold and the money was ready and waiting.
It would appear that as there were no siblings, he never married and there were no children a large amount was donated to charity and then there were 9 of us who were to inherit a share of what was left. I had presumed that the boys and I could have a couple of nice meals out when we go on holiday to the Isle of Wight in April and was incredibly touched x
Well yesterday I found out that the amount is considerably more than a couple of meals out. It is in fact £10,000. I am completely gobsmacked. Can you believe it?
Now how many dies could I buy with that?? Lol. I will admit that was the first thing to cross my mind but then decided that although I may treat myself to a couple of precious metal there are so many pressing matters to attend to. Our boiler is on its last legs so that's the first thing on the list. Our bathroom is in desperate need of revamp. And the kitchen is in serious need of some TLC.
So there you have it, my good news. It is a very odd feeling as unfortunately a friend of ours is no longer with us but my mum told me that it was obviously what Bryan wanted so enjoy it x
OK I now need to decide which of Sues new dies are going to be part of my collection. I think the cascading butterflies have got to be top of my list but who knows what else may jump into my basket x
Sending everybody happy thoughts and lots of love - especially all of my lovely blog besties and of course Laine x
Special hugs to Tina T, Nanna Tina and Elaine x
Take care and crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow! What a beauty of a stamp today and all coloured beautifully too. Lovely Spring colours reminding us that it is not far away.

Nanny Jo said...

Lovely card, Sue...the colour combo is delightful. Jo xx

Chantal said...

Great card, love the flower.
Hugs, Chantal S

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue to brighten up a rather windy, dull day. I like the watermark idea & will have to try it once I can get to my craft desk again. At the mo we have 2 new cats who are using it as a den

Karen Drew said...

Lovely spring colours.
Congratulations Jenny
Luv
Karen xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the colours are gorgeous.
Well done Jenny on your win.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Donna Golby said...

Evening Sue yet again a delightful card. I really like the stamps to die for and have more than a few.

Donna

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,
What a glorious card today. Makes me think that Spring is definitely coming although that old groundhog saw his shadow this morning so I guess it's still six more weeks of winder. The stamp is lovely and the coloring is spot on. I especially like the way you have done the subtle watermark on the strip behind the stamped die cut, it really provides a nice effect. I have a few of your stamps but just never seem to use them, except for the stamps for your flowers. I'm just going to have to do it and see what happens.
I hope that you were happy with your release and that it was successful for you. I know I certainly enjoyed it. I bet you are already on to the next release.
Beverly in the USA

Hellma said...

Great card, love the stamp.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. I especially love the wild tulip stamp and your colouring. I must say I loved your new launch. As with other launches, I've thought to myself, hmmm I'm not to sure whether I'm keen on that Die. However, once you show us how these dies can look it's an entirely different matter. It never fails to amaze me how different these can look once cut. Thank you for all you do for us . Congratulations to the comment game winner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the water mark background, very delicate.
Beverley W

IVY Cheong said...

Love the colours and the card is truly gorgeous. Ivy x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, all the stamps that go with the dies are stunning, but this one is really special, such a lovely card with beautiful colours. Well done Jenny. Bx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous Sue such bright sunny colours.xx

Berina RGA said...

This is beautiful!! I love the color combination! The flower image is beautiful!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card and I love the colour orange used, it is so striking.

Congrats to Jenny for getting the Wednesday card.

Sending my daily hugs to you all and special ones to my
friends, you know who you are xx
Maria x

karen johnstone said...

Lovely card sue x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love it when stamps and dies match. Judy from Prosser

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is stunning, i love the stamp and the watermark card behind it.
I am becoming a great fan of the stamps to die for as they give so many possibilities.
and this is a perfect addition to the collection.

Theresa Pace said...

that stamp is beautiful and your colouring impeccable as usual, hugs xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love the stamp and the shape of the die.
Regards
Dorianne

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card. Love all the colours mingled into the centre

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Eunice said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the colors.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
Sorry I thought I commented this morning mmm another senior moment haha.
Beautiful card Sue I love it love the die & Stamp used.very pretty
My first purchase is going to be the cascading butterfly's as you know I'm a butterfly freak.
But sadly will have to wait till AllyPally & buy it there.
I hope your chilling out now Sue please take care.

Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Your card today is really beautiful !!! I love the look of your Wild Tulip stamp. I think it is very pretty, especially the way you have coloured it in. Really clever shading Sue. You have made the image look fantastic !!! I am just no good at colouring in. I keep meaning to buy myself a colouring dvd tutorial. I would not have thought to put Duck egg blue and peach cardstock together as a colour combo but it looks a great match !!! Also I think your watermark idea is just perfect in creating a lovely subtle background for this gorgeous Wild Tulip stamp. I am loving the stitched flag dies ( I must get this one !!!) and also your fab new Chrysanthemum flower !!! Thank you. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Congratulations to Jenny for winning the fab Wednesday card giveaway love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you. I have been practicing my colouring this week and enjoying it.

Pawprintx4 said...

Very pretty softly colored stamping. I love the coordinating stamps for your dies.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautofully done, love the stamp and gorgeous colours

Deborah said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful stamp, and yes you can see the watermark. I have used this technique on backgrounds too, it brings everything together. A superb launch Sue, many congratulations on all your hard work. If I could afford them all I would be a happy bunny, but I will have to make do with half now and half later LOL!!!!
Have a nice day!
Deborah H.

Sandy H said...

What a delightful card. Beautiful colours and colouring and how effective that narrow peach strip and the water mark are at tying everything together.
Jenny, congratulations on your card win.
'P' in Wales, thank you for your kind thoughts last week.
Take care everyone.

P Austen said...

Beautiful stamp. Just wish that my colouring could do it justice but alas, it never does. I love the watermark background. Hugs X P Austen in SA

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card and die.
Di B.

Jean said...

BEautiful!

hotpotato said...

Love the card Sue. Have loved the new die launch, so many lovely dies for any occasion

Janina x

Nana on the Hill said...

This is a stunning card Sue, just lovely.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Not much good at colouring myself as I'm very heavy handed, but perhaps I should practice a bit more as
Your flowers look so gorgeous.
Thank you for all your amazing inspiration this last week. X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue a little late but this is such a lovely card. Love the duck egg blue card and the tulip stamp WOW!!
Hugs
Muriel x

freedom99 said...

Hi sue

Love this card, I remember i used to buy a lot of your matching stamp and dies even way back when you were doing the just rite sets but I could never get a good impression due to my hands being so bad ( carpel tunnel) but I recently bought a stamping tool and it's changed everything for me I can now use my stamps again so I'm going to get them all out again and give them a go. Thank you for the inspiration

All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card love the colour scheme and the matching stamp

with best wishes

Elaine Ann

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Wow, love this card & the stamped floral image looks beautiful & love the colours you have chosen....

Love everything about the pretty design...

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)