Friday, 3 February 2017

Thank You

Hi crafters!  Here's a card with a different sort of colour combo.  I found this sage green card in my craft stash and it was just calling out to be used! LOL  I started by embossing a wide strip of it with the Provencale Lace embossing folder.  I decided to use the lightest of Black Soot ink around the edges (you have to look at the close ups to really see it).  I matted it with a thin white mat.  I cut the thin edger from the Linear Elegance Edger out of black card and added it to the edge under the thin white mat on top and bottom.  I added this piece to a larger piece of the green card.  I tied a piece of black satin ribbon around the card vertically on the left side, added a bow and topped it with a black crystal sparkler.  For the focal element, I cut the Mauritius die in black and added it to the card.  I cut the Scripted Thank you on white as my sentiment and glued it to the Mauritius die.  White, green and black mats were then used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, very lovely. Thank you for all you do for us.
Elaine, it is no wonder Helen is anxious, she has had a really hard time lately and she like you wants to see Andrew well again. It would be lovely for them to have the treatment finished and then be able to get to their caravan. How much that would lift your spirits too.
Tina, sorry about the knees, we are both suffering the onset of age problems methinks.
Yvonne, I'm delighted at your good fortune, your benefactor will want you to enjoy his gift. I agree with a treat if some of Sues stamps but you need to ensure your long term comfort so I am with you on the boiler, bathroom and kitchen revamps then you will be warm and comfortable while crafting. Good luck honey, no more than you deserve.
Dragonsnap, hope mum and baby are home for your cuddles before your holiday, enjoy the break, build your strength as you will be needed when you are back.
Hope everyone is warm and well, it is very cold and windy here.
Hugs to all especially missing friends. NannaTina sending you a special hug. Hope you are doing okay.

Jan Sayer said...

Really lovely card. Super colour.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a gorgeous choice of colour's, am I thinking CE have a similar shade of green in the Foundations range ? I don't know quite what to say about this sample as I'm all out of complimentary words after the launch but I will say it's really beautiful.
Sending my usual daily hug and lots of love xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a very elegant card love the colours and the design. Bx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love the card today Sue. I don't use green very much, apart from foliage, but this is great. I know I have lots of greens in my stash.

Mother and baby came home late last night so I had my first cuddle. You do forget just how small newborns are, even at 8 lbs. she is gorgeous.

I obviously confused people about where I'm going on holiday. We are meeting our Canadian friends in the Dominican Republic, hence the warm sunshine. Far too cold for me in Canada at the moment. My joints seize up in the cold and then I can hardly do anything including walking. I'm really looking forward to it now. Packing starts tonight!

Crafty hugs to all. It's lovely to see proper chatty comments again.
D xx

Karen Drew said...

Love the colour, green is not a colour I use very much - maybe I should. Gorgeous card
Karen xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the colours the green is so
Fresh looking and the design is gorgeous
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
For me this is very much a a wow card, very elegant. yesturday I made some cards using your latest dies. They cut like a dream.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow! What a cracking colour scheme this is and a beautiful die too.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and a very pretty colour.
Nancyd xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Very striking!
L Dewar

CraftySuetoo said...

Good day Sue. A very striking card and even though I'm not a "green" person I really like this shade.
Pam, wonderful to see your normal comments again, it sets up my day. Dragonsnap2, pleased that you are getting your grandma cuddles in before your holiday. Yvonne, I'm sure that your benefactor would be delighted to know that they are making your life a little easier. Hugs to all with special ones to both Tina's, Elaine, and anyone else who needs them. Sue xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card and very pretty colour combination!
Hugs x
Heather T

Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card.


Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the dies and the embossing folder!

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and everyone,

Mauritius always looks better cut out rather than cut in, IMHO.

This is lovely.

Is everyone busy making Valentines? Did my first six today. With only the die cuts I grabbed when packing for my trip. The card club at the resort is meeting Friday morning. I'm bringing some SW dies, the garden and baby shadow boxes among them.

The weather here is like the reward we get for a few days back home after suffering all winter. As a contrast it's wonderful but maybe I would get tired of it.

The weekend is almost here!


Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,love the colour of the card,it`s different and I like that,thank you,Linda x

Julie Elli said...

Refreshing colour combination today! It almost feels like spring.
Your sentiment focal piece really finishes the card and without having to get the ink pads out!
It's lovely!
Big hug
Julie Elli

Netty The Runner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, nice colours.
Annette x

Marion Bull said...

Such a pretty card Sue and do love the colour, which I would never have thought of using myself! Ho hum!

Maggie B xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card x

TDQ Karen said...

That's a pretty colour, lovely card, you are right that's very subtle black soot!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card although I'm not a "green " person I love the die. You have just reminded me to use more pieces of card out of my stash.Thank you
Jan x

hazel young said...

Great colour combo lovely card Sue x xhazel

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today! A really fresh colour of green. I too have an aversion to green (a bad experience with my school uniform :D) but this is a nice green. Great card design too. Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Different card today. Like the colour and love the edger detail.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love the sage green. Yvonne xx

dorothy cattanach said...

Good Morning Sue,
A nice mild morning so far in South Yorkshire.
A lovely card as always.
My Candy Machine Die and kit came Yesterday, so a chance today to make it. I know my great grandchildren will love their card on their birthday.
Enjoy your day Sue. Thank you for sharing. Dorothy.

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely striking colour combination and beautiful card.
Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and very refreshing colours. The dies work well.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really beautiful card today but it is us who should say 'thank you' for every day brining us such beautiful samples to try out, we all love you to bits.

Yvonne PP, such wonderful news, I would do the same as you and get those 3 things sorted first then if anything is left then treat yourself to some of the new dies. Enjoy.

Elaine hope Andrew is getting there, it is a long road but the treatment is nearly finished, special hugs to you all including Helen.

Tina T and Owen, hope you are OK

Dragonsnap2 how is that little granddaughter, have they got a name for her yet, oh and enjoy your holiday.

Sharon, how is your knee doing??

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
The Mauritius die is stunning and your card truly beautiful, lovely colours.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Craftynetty said...

What a lovely colour combination on a striking card. I do love lighter shades with a touch of black. Thank you Sue.

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all.. Beautiful card this morning. The green card works so well with black. I always love the ideas you come up with. ......Wendy

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous card today. Even though there's a lot of black it's still very springlike and refreshing. I love green and this particular one is beautiful. I understand why Debra K may not like greens, I used to be the same with blue as that was my uniform colour. Though that seems such a long time ago.. probably because it is!

I love the Mauritius die, but have only the Seychelles so far in this collection. The thank you die is a lovely script.

Yvonne, so pleased to hear about your good fortune. He must have thought a lot of you. I agree with Pam about putting things in the house in order ( especially the boiler) so you can be warm and comfortable when you craft. But some extra dies will be lovely to remember him by. Enjoy. X

Dragonsnap2, have a lovely holiday. We have had many happy holidays in the Dominican Republic over the years. It's a wondeful place. We've also met lots of Canadians there who've amazed us with tales of how cold it can be in Canada. Enjoy the warmth and have a great time. X

Love Helen xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card and the Mauritius die is one of my favourites.

Just to let you all know Creative Expressions has this morning uploaded a video on how to make the paper Easter Basket from the new die. I am a subscriber to the You Tube channel and you get notifications when a new video is released.

Marion S x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, nice to see different colour combinations.


Tina T said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card today,love green in any shade,
so I for one just love it.
Pam - how are you my friend. Did they replace the colleague who retired. Yes my knees and hips not very good, so will need to sort them somehow. Special hugs
Dragonsnap2 - so pleased you got grandma cuddles. Any room in your suitcase lol. Enjoy your well deserved holiday. Hugs to all
June Smith - I and doing ok thank you apart from my knees. Owen leaves his job today after nearly 17 years and starts a new one on Monday, this should help him over the last few weeks. - hugs
To Elaine and family, PP, Laine and all you lovely ladies - hugs to all
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

Yvonne19856 said...

Another exquisite card Sue. The colour combination is gorgeous. I love it. Xxx

Barbara (C) said...

Love the colour combination on todays card and the Mauritius die is a great design. arbaraC Maidstone

lindyloo12 said...

Love the colours on this card! The green looks so fresh.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely colour combo.

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a lovely card im not to sure about the colour as im not a green person those edgers are very versitle.
Catherine xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card, and the dies.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend SUE,
What A Truly Very Beautiful Card I Love The Colour Combination Of
"The Coconut White And The Black Plus The Sage Green From Your
Stash" The Black Looks Stunning.
I Just Love The Close Up Photographs Of Your Card It Shows Everything In Such Fabulous
I Love How You've Taken Part Of The Sage Green And Placed It In Your "Provençale Embossing
Folder" Then Lightly Went Over The Top With "Black Soot Distress Ink" Just To Bring Out The
Embossing Details Even More, I Love How You've Cut Your Sage Green Card Into Three Panels
Only Embossing The Largest Section, The Other Two Parts You've Cut And Created A Channel
Look Top And Bottom Of Your Card On Those Parts You Used "The Outstanding Linear Elegance
Edger In Black" It Looks So Striking.
For Your Main Focal Point You've Used A Huge Favourite Die Of Mine "The Mauritius Die"
(For Reasons You Understand) This Die Is Remarkable It Cuts Like A Dream Even Though Its So Very
Intricate, You've Placed Your Stunning Scripted "Thank You" On Top You Could Place "The Scripted
Happy Birthday Die" On If You Wish, Adding The Tremendous Embellishments The Beautiful Black
Ribbon, And Bow, Placing A Stunning Black Crystal On Top Of Your Bow.
Today's Card Is Perfect, Extremely Striking.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Tremendous Tips And Techniques "I Love This
Amazing Blog" And All The Different And Exciting Things You Bring To Us, You Inspire Me Each And
Every Day, I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, the green makes you think of Spring too. This die is very pretty and useful, and already in my craft stash. LOL. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xx

Suemac said...

Pretty card, not sure about the colour though

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Great card using a beautiful Die ans colour combination.
Have a good day
Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Great card using a beautiful Die ans colour combination.
Have a good day
Patricia xx

SueJ said...

This is different but I love it.

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The thin linear edger makes all the difference on this card.
B xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and the green is a lovely shade, which looks great with the black.

karenlotty said...

Unusual colour and looks brilliant with black That thin pop of the black lace edger die really softens but adds impact

Jan.moogie said...

What a beautiful card Sue and it really shows off the die used, love it. Thanks for sharing have a great day,hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am not usually a green person, but this card is so pretty. I think the black helps to soften it a bit. Very Spring like.

Love Rosemarie X X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I must admit to being a bit biased here as the Mauritius die is my favourite from the bundle I treated myself to in November and I've made quite a few cards with it already although none uses this lovely colour combo - but I do have a similar shade of sage in the stash so I'll be playing with those colours this afternoon...tfs


Lorna Stewart said...

Morning Sue, just wanted to say I am loving checking into your blog, it's become very addictive since I recently joined, love to see what you have been up to and so far am loving all your cards and picking up loads of tips. Thank you lovely lady x

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the green colour x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, green my favourite colour!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Your card is stunning! I love that shade of green (may be it could be a new colour in the foundation card range?) and the Mauritius die is so beautiful, I hadn't realised just how much it was until this card!

June x

doreenj said...

A lovely fresh spring like card today, love green, but my
school uniform was navy!!!!

Doreen x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely shade of green, not a colour I use very often. Beautiful card.

sandy acland said...

A very pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love sage green, and I love this card !! The 'Thank You' script die is gorgeous, as is the centre die-cut. I love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS I'm so excited, I've found your 'hearthside' stamp xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Pretty card not sure about this shade but I do have Sage that I coould use!
I will say my school knickers were this Green, lol!
I have managed to Preorder Embossing Folders Sue that I wanted badly!
So that has made me happy, apart from more M*******s which are so frequent now!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue green is often a forgotten colour perhaps like Marg because I had green school knickers! ! But it certainly looks nice on your card. Love from Jackie xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card and I love the green, simply beautiful

Scottydog said...

My first thought was this is an unusual colour for Sue! However the colour combination works well & really showcases the Mauritius die to its full advantage - so pretty.
I spent yesterday looking at the clock thinking is it time for another blog post, then realising 'oh no it's finished!' Withdrawal symptoms!
Thank you Sue for everything!

Anonymous said...

The design is lovely Sue, but sorry I really don't like the colours on this one.

Hugs Helen

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the colour combo it's great. This die is lovely Lacey and very preety thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxxxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I think you'll know what I'm about to say! Sorry it's the black! I really like the green and the layout of the card but the black is too heavy for me. Love Alison xxxx

Annie's messy stamping said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the inked edges, it's so subtle. The die is really pretty.

Have placed an order for some of your newly launched dies with my local craft shop. Oh and I ordered more gilding polish. It's great value for money.

Annie P

Karen Mitchell said...

Morning Sue
A stunning card Sue,my favourite colour green & the black just sets it all off, beautiful.
Best wishes
Karen M Devon

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card!
The soft green colour goes so well with the black :))

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card this morning, the colour is lovely and the Mauritius die is very pretty, it keeps tempting me!
Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Helen my school uniform was purple! I haven't worn that colour since! Xxx
Dragonsnap enjoy those cuddles just don't pop her in your suitcase! The sunshine will definately work its magic! Xxx
Tina good luck to Owen in his new job. I often think we should have points in our joints where you could pop a bit of oil in with an oil can, it would make all the difference I'm sure! Sending hugs xx
Elaine sending hugs to you Andrew and Helen xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I just love anything with linear designs. Ivy x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love this shade of green and I love the Mauritius die, SueL x

Sharron Lonsdale said...

This would make a very stylish sympathy card (with different wording of course)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just Beautiful, Elegant, Divine. Love the colours, and of course the die is one of my (many) favourites.
Hugs, Rose

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love everything about today's post it uses my three favourite colours, the embossing folder is beautiful and the dies what's not to like.

Jane Franklin said...

A lovely green and unusual and so effective but you know me, the black is a tad too much. However I think the card is fab and I love the die used.
Yvonne PP, wonderful news enjoy and might see you at Ally Pally again,shopping!
Best wishes to all luv Jxxx.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, I love this shade of green!
Anne xo

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I know green isn't everyone's favourite colour, but I love it.

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue the black sets it off a treat.

Dragonsnap, enjoy your much deserved holiday holiday . xxx

Tina T i hope your aches and pains get better soon .xx

Pam i hope your chest is behaving and you are staying warm .
Sending hugs to all in need of one.

Elaine H X

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a pretty card, the colour combination is lovely and shows the dies off to perfection.
Yvonne Pet, congratulations on your bit of good fortune. Enjoy it, spend some on your jobs, save a tiny bit for emergencies and put my begging letter to the top of the pile!!! ha ha.
Tina, good luck to Owen in his new job, I hope it leads to bigger, better things for him.
Dragonsnap, pleased your new Granddaughter and daughter are home, get your cuddles and then enjoy your holiday.
Donita, I keep meaning to say that if your dad would like company any time he is somewhere warm, I'm available (just have to check with Mr K first, ha ha).
Pam, hope the old chest is behaving.
Diane, I'm sure I've seen you oiling yourself. You often have a wine glass in your hand (ooh I'll be in trouble when I see her lol).
Marg, my school knickers were navy and had a pocket for a handkerchief and my liberty bodice was white with tiny rubber buttons down the front!!
Elaine, thinking of you and your family.
Sorry, this has turned into War and Peace.
love to all Maureen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card this morning using that beautiful Sage card from your stash. It us one of my favourite colours so my next task is to make a card in this colour.
The EF plus the beautiful Mauritius and Thankyou dies make this such a gorgeous card!
Lesley S x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, great card but as Helen Bell and others have said there's a lot of black but it is still very springlike and refreshing. I love green and this particular shade of sage appeals to me.

P Pixie - so pleased for you and your good fortune. It is always a shame that we have to lose someone we care for in order to benefit financially but your mum is right, he would want you to enjoy the money and the best way to do that is to spend it how best you see fit but I hope that does include a few of Sue's dies :-)


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful card today I love the colour combo and the whole card design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely colour green on today's card, but I have to confess that to me there is too much black, so much so that the green is very overlooked. Sorry, don't wish to upset you but not my cup of tea I'm afraid.

Yvonne, what a wonderful family friend to do you such an honour. Enjoy spending it sweetie, you have some very worthy projects to undertake. I would suggest leaving a little for yourself to buy something that would have a special place in your heart to remember him by.

Gurt big uns (((((HUGS))))) to all our poorly fellow Wilsonettes and for those who just want one

Congratulations Jenny on your SW win, sorry I totally forgot to mention it yesterday.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A stunning card, loving the lay out and the bow is back LOL. Beautiful colours of card, not one i have tried myself.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Lovely card I like the fresh green colour
Tina wish Owen good luck on his new job
Yvonne how amazing to inherit a large amount hope you really enjoy spending it on your home improvements & still manage to treat yourself to some of Sues new dies!
Dragonsnap2 glad mother & baby are home & you can enjoy lots of cuddles hope you have a wonderful holiday
We seem to be having lots of discussions about school uniform & gym knickers today so I'll add mine too! We had bottle green uniform & knickers which we wore for gym too! Yes I too had to wear a liberty bodice with rubber buttons sounds like something out of Victorian times!!

craftynanna said...

Beautiful die and card Sue hugs Johanna

hettygarlick said...

What a lovely colour combination and a very pretty card. I really love the Mauritius die.

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
I have the Mauritius die and haven't used it yet, so I am going to try and replicate this card for a friends birthday. Lovely fresh colour with the green and black, thank you.

Love and hugs xx

Dawn Searle in Cambridge

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful elegant card. Lovely colours the green and the black.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card with the beautiful Mauritius die and the scripted thank you, just the colours not doing it for me today and maybe that stems from the green school uniform

Dragonsnap2 enjoy your holiday, get in plenty of cuddles before you go
Yvonne, aka PP, congratulations on your good fortune, sort out all those necessary jobs and then treat yourself and you couldn't do better than getting Sues butterfly cascade, it really is beautiful
Sending big hugs to Nanna Tina, Tina T, Elaine and Wheelybad

Love and best wishes to everyone

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I don't use green nearly enough I have realised after seeing this lovely card.Yvonne how lovely to receive
your inheritance.Tina I hope Owen's new job goes well.Talk of school uniforms and knickers brought back many memories.Elaine I hope Andrew is well

Anonymous said...

Loving the Easter basket video
Elizabeth Bennett

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the colour combination on this card and the elegance the ribbon and the Mauritius die lends to it. Very, very nice.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card I do love green always such a restful colour.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sue MacFall said...

Great colour and I like how you have used the green - alovwly card. Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Nanny Jo said...

Beautiful card, Sue....the green goes so well with the black. Jo x

P Austen said...

The black Mauritious die cut looks stunning as does your card. Hugs X P Austen

ursula said...

Wow, how stunning is this, what a beautiful card, a very different colour combo, but so striking, amazing how black just finishes off cards sometimes....Love it Sue...luv Ursula xx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue What another beautiful card black and green different but good

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely colour combination today. Cutting the pretty Mauritius die in black and mounting it onto the sage green really shows off the beauty of the die cut.


Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the colour way & how the Linear Elegance Edger adds a touch of elegance under the white card later. Theresa x

Crafti Witch said...

Beautiful card Sue and the green card looks great.

Thank you for the inspiration you give us each day,

lots of love, craftyn Crazi Witch

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card

CraftyJo said...

Some lovely elements on the card - you know me though, not keen on the bow ;)

Kate's Cards said...

Thank you for such a pretty card. xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card today. Love the colours you've used.

Dawn Holben said...

WOW Sue this so very elegant and stunning.
I adore that colour combo too.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, very elegant!!

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue love the colour combination you have you used.I think the black card complments the Mauritius die .Thanks for sharing . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful shade of green that you have used today Sue,and with the fine touches of the black for me would be enough, although sorry the big bits are not me, but it wouldn't do if we all liked the same, becasue the card concept is lovely, i would just need to tweeak it for me but hey you know that. THank you Sue and have a good weekend flower.
Oh Dragonsnap, off to Mauritus will be wonderful, i hope that you have a lovely holiday and meet up with your Canadians. Have a great time and enjoy every minute of that sunshine.
Yvonne flower, i am over the moon for you flower, i hope that you really enjoy your unexpected little fortune to the utmost. You must have left quiet a mark on the family friend for them to include you to such an extent, but there again i think you leave a mark every where you go, hee hee hee. Enjoy it but remember and do get yourself a little treat out of it as that is what they wanted you to do and then everytime you use or play with your little treat it will bring a warm smile inside and out. What lovely news for me to hear on a Friday and i couldn't be more pleased or happier for you flower, enjoy(although no dancing on the tables because your drunk please, lol).
Tina, sending good luck to Owen in his new job and i hope that it is not too long before he meets some lovely new workmates as they make a job something more than just a place to go to each day, they rally your spirit and give you a laugh, but they give you new friendship and you're never too old to make new friends or have too many of them. How are you feeling this week? I'm sending you hugs just to keep you going flower.
Elaine, hugs on their way to you, Andrew and Helen.
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm not usually a lover of green as - yes my uniform was bottle green , piped with gold! However this is a beautiful shade of green and putting with the black just makes it pop! The Mauritius Die always looks lovely and your sentiments are the best! Thanks Sue!
PP - Yvonne - I'm thrilled for you! How lovely. Yes you will have things that will be priorities but have a little treat as well!!
It's a lovely day here today after a stormy night ! It is still, sunny and we have blue skies! Isn't British weather fun!
Diane - now I know why you carry that WD40 in your bag!!
Sending love to both Tina's and Elaine. Hope Owen enjoys his job and that it helps him!
Love to all friends on the blog!
Myra xxx

Diane King said...

Lovely colours xx

Jean said...

BEautiful card!

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and lovely die, but I don't do green ( superstitious) and would have to use navy and not black, so guess this one not
For me.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Love the design of this card, and love the Mauritius die, although in my minds eye I see it cut in white or a pastel shade with something a bit darker behind. But then that's the beauty of choices isn't it. Take care, love Brenda xxx

val jones said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The Mauritius die is a great favourite of mine.
Love Val in Spain xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x like this shade of green and the mauritius die is lovely x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

I am so glad that piece of green card stock called out to you as it made a gorgeous card. I am taken again with the Thank you script and must have it in my collection. I did notice that little touch of Black Soot which made the embossing pop without being too much. Love this card.
Stephanie K


A really lovely card Sue. I've got a number of colour combos in mind from the mounds of cardstock in my stash! Thanks for the inspiration xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, I love the colour combination.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Totally gorgeous card, Sue, rings all the bells for me! Elegant colour scheme, great design and a bow always welcome. Love it. A true Sue card.
Tina - good luck for Owen and the new job - hugs for you.
Dragonsnap - great news about the new baby. Enjoy your holiday.
Norah - hope you're much better. Yes, you're right about my aunt, the font (fount?) of all family knowledge and much more - always had something to ask her. She could even remember the names of all her classmates from first year at school - 99 years ago. Her choice of music for her funeral - rather celebration of life: Lovely to Look At (Fred Astaire version - look it up on YouTube) Crazy by Patsy Cline and Yester-Me etc by Stevie Wonder. Lovely to Look At is now an ear-worm and can't get it out of my head. But that's another one lol. A plethora of funny stories about her, could write a book.
And PP - well, couldn't be more excited if it were me!! Thrilled for you, just enjoy as Bryan would wish you to. Minor treats first, then the serious stuff and if any left, put it in Premium Bonds and cross your fingers.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

sued99 said...

Wonderful card. Green is my favourite colour. Xx

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Well green is not my favourite colour but against the black and the edging dies is works so well and I have to say it looks great
Yvonne brilliant news about your little windfall I know it was under sed circumstances but he obviously wanted you to benifit so you do whatever you want to whatever you do I know you will remember him fondley
The usual hugs to all the usual suspects
Take care
Theresa G xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing it with us.

lritchie said...

Lovely card, such a pretty green

Lori from Canada

barbara macaskill said...

So elegant! I really love the Sage green and black combo!!! Rich and lovely! TFS!

Snowy said...

I'm not a lover of green but like the embossing folder and die combination. Snowy xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
And all you wonderful Wilsonettes x
I love this card. The Mauritius die is not in my clutches yet but you never know it could be added to my collection sooner than I had expected x
This is such a lovely spring like green. Got to say that seems very appropriate as I actually managed to get some washing on the line this morning. That always brings a smile to my face. It is now over the airer and smells delightful x
I have tried to make progress today by clearing a space so that I might even manage to make a card or 2 over the weekend. I was on a bit of a roll at the beginning of January but then my little unexpected trip put a stop to that. Here's hoping I can sort out my crafty withdrawal symptoms over the next few days x
I am still in a state of shock and half expecting that someone has made a mistake. The money is not quite within reach but shouldn't take too long before I will be a desirable catch for any hot blooded male who happens to glance in my direction. Lol x
Seriously, the jobs I spoke of yesterday are things which have been a worry for quite a while now. The last few years since losing Steve and not being able to work have been a challenge. I am just not in a position to even entertain being able to spend money on things like that. I just smile and wonder when things are going to fall apart or break down completely so this is such an amazing opportunity to sort things out.
That said I can't help dreaming about buying every single Sue die which I do not already own. Not to mention the whole of the January launch. What a temptation and predicament x
Maureen - I have to say your begging letter was a little over the top my dear. A lifetimes supply of champagne and chocolate served up by a tall young blonde waiter wearing tight trousers no top and a spinning bow tie was in my opinion in bad taste, not to mention a little greedy - I have only met you once after all x
Norah - I don't allow alcohol to pass my lips. Can you imagine a drunk version of me - not a pleasant thought x
Laine - if you start being incredibly nice I will know it is not just a coincidence! x
To Pam, CraftySuetoo, June, Jane Franklin, Fluffy, Cheryl, Lynne L, Pat L, Crewe Trish, Myra, P, Theresa G and anyone else who sent me their love with some wonderfully kind words - thank you so much x
Tina T - good luck to Owen as he begins his new job. Big hugs to you both x
Nanna Tina - love and hugs x
Elaine - sending Andrew, Helen and yourself love and hugs x
OK lovely people that's all for now. I hope everyone manages to have a good weekend. Sending you all happy thoughts and love especially my blog besties - you know who you are x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! This is very beautiful!! Love the Mauritius die! Beautiful card!

Janet Wilson said...

Lovely card, pretty green colour too

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love these colours
Your card is very pretty
Pat x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, really pretty.
Beverley W

Marshall McAleese said...

Sue another card to try keep up the good work. Jean Mc Aleese.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue
Love today's card I must say I'm not a lover of green but the colour green you have used is very pretty.
Your card is gorgeous beautiful Die too.
Love & Hu's Lynda Brock xx

Yvonne PP WOW I'm thrilled for you. I'm pleased your doing the three practical jobs re boiler bathroom & kitchen.
Then you can spoil yourself with a couple of Sue's Dies & im with you regarding the cascading Butterflies that's first on my list too.
Love Lynda xx

Laine well done on keeping pps good news Big Hug's xx

Elaine sending Big Hug's for you Andrew & Helen hope Andrew is doing ok xx

Hug's for Tracy Pam June Wheelybad & Billy Tina & Owen Tina & All blog friends xx

liz spooner said...

This card is really lovely Sue. and so elegant.xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the colours and the dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

DeCor said...

A real eyecatching card Sue. I usually use this colour card for experiments but it is utterly stunning combined with your linear elegance lace die in black makes a perfect combination. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful cards.

DeCor said...

A real eyecatching card Sue. I usually use this colour card for experiments but it is utterly stunning combined with your linear elegance lace die in black makes a perfect combination. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful cards.

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue. I like the spring green you have used, it looks fab with the black

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and lovely dies.
Di B.

Craftychris said...

Stunning! Love the colour combination! xxx

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Do like this particular shade of green and think the black goes so well with it. The Mauritius die looks fabulous too, the bow is wonderful and love the sentiment. Xx

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue. I am a green person so this shade is awesome!!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love today's card !!! This shade of green is Sooo pretty !!! I know there are people who do not like the black but I think it is a fab contrast to the green. I have the creative expressions honeydew green card and it is gorgeous !!! I think it is probably one of my most favourite shades of green. (Although I do love the Teal to !!!) Such a lovely Spring like colour. The sentiment die is a lovely font. The Mauritius die is one of my favourite from the Indian Ocean Collection. It is stunning Sue. I am loving the Lace edger die, really pretty and delicate and that bow is fab !!! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending love to all from Tres x x x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I like the clean simplicity of this card. I'm not usually a fan of Green but I think this colour combination works well. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Fiki said...

Very nice card!

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great colour combination and really pretty card. Still trying to sort out my little list from your release but there are some older ones on the wish list too
Muriel x

Sandy H said...

Love the design of this card, the Mauritius die and the green card but the black is not for me.
Yvonne, your old friend's bequest is amazing. How lovely that you will be able to get those jobs sorted and buy the odd die or two. So pleased for you.
Dragonsnap, congratulations of the arrival of your new granddaughter. Enjoy the cuddles and then your holiday.
Take care everyone.

Jayem said...

Love this one Sue. There is something quite special about the Mauritius die and it is just sitting quietly on my wish list. The colour combo is very pleasing to the eye.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue

Ooooooh this one is really singing to me. I love the colour combo. It's so pretty xx

Vie Carter said...

Very dramatic


Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

maz said...

That Mauritius die is stunning. - a must have Thanks for another beautiful card, like the green too

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
a nice simple but elegant card

with best wishes

Elaine Ann

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card not the usual colour combinations like it. Laura O