Monday, 13 February 2017

Thankful For You

Hello there my crafty friends!  I thought I would show a card made from the latest release today.  I started with a piece of milk card and embossed it with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I used the Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish over the top for a soft gold shimmer.  Next I cut the Azores die set twice out of milk card and backed it with milk.  I cut both of them in half down the centre and added mounting foam to the back.  I attached the cut edge to the sides of the embossed background, two on each side and then cut a strip of double pearls in cream down the centre and attached a row to the edge of each side.  Next I cut the Gemma die in both milk and wisteria card.  I used both decorative pieces for the milk die cut, but only used the outer die for the wisteria card.  I offset the wisteria behind the milk, which showed through to the solid wisteria centre.  I mounted this vertically in the centre of the card.  I cut the Atlantic Ocean tag in milk and backed it with milk and seated it horizontally across the centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre from the tag.  I cut another centre out of wisteria and offset it behind the words, then added it to the centre of the card.  I tied a double bow out of some matching wisteria ribbon from my stash and added a scrunched flower made from the Striped Nasturtium die set.  I inked the edges of the flowers with Chic Viola Colour Cloud ink and seated it in the centre of the bow.  The card was completely with milk and wisteria mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x



152 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card to start a cold dreary Monday, it's gorgeous Sue.
Laine, good to see you back. Of course we have missed you, I'm sorry that you have been so poorly with seizures and migraines. Hope you are feeling much better now. Although the idea that you had run off with an aging sugar daddy did cross my mind.
Elaine, hope Andrew continues to feel better, hope Helen us also on the road to recovery.
Tina, have you got rid of that nasty cold, take care of yourself. Hope Owen is enjoying his new job.
Okay June, you can give the run a miss for this year, next year maybe.
Dragonsnap, sounds as if the holiday is going really well, it brings back some lovely memories of when Tim and I were there.
Cheryl, good luck for the production, bet it is a wonderful sight, you should be so proud.
Tracey, September will be here before you know it and such a special thing to save for. You have come so far, not long to go now.
To the gang of 9, you have given us so many laughs about your antics, you are a wonderful bunch of ladies.
Donita, hope you got home safe and well.
Hugs to all including all of our missing friends. Nirah, Yvonne, Wheeley, missing you.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, simply gorgeous love it.
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card to start the week.
Jan x

auscrafts said...

Lovely card for the start of the week

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today! The touch of wisteria looks so pretty. Debra x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi there Sue. Oh my word this is just beyond stunning, a true Sue Wilson card if ever I've seen one. This absolute beauty deserves more than half a dozen words ! What a start to the day or what ? As soon as it loaded I took a sharp intake of breath, and if course for all you do, for your endless inspiration and big generous heart, the sentiment comes back to you 🌼 The background embossing folder, the amazing borders, the subtle colour and the oh so pretty lilac bow just smiles and says "look at me" well I have and you're sooo pretty.
Thank you for starting my Monday with a smile Sue, sending my usual hug your way for an amazing craft blog xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card to start this cold and wet week of with. Nice to see a big bow back.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a gorgeous and elegant, and very feminine card, love the subtle touch of colour. Have a great day. Bx

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card Sue with just a good amount of colour.
Jan
Northampton

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, very calming. If I received this it would sit on my mantelpiece forever. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, it's a beauty and it takes your breath away!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Maria Illsley said...

A gorgeous card Sue it looks so intricate and the bow is lovely xxx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A little beauty to start the day!

TDQ Karen said...

My, a real traditional Sue card, it's beautiful Perfect start to the week xxx

Craftynetty said...

I missed your cards over the weekend, so have just seen those, together with this beauty. You are just so clever! Thanks Sue.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and all of you,

So beautiful! Love the bow, the scrunched nasturtium, the die cut in half and its inside turned outward. The gilding polish probably looks elegant in real life, as it is, just the mention is delicious.

Thanks for asking about me. Yes I got home late Saturday night. It was good to be back in the cold again. Of course my down coat was packed in easy reach, with gloves in the pockets. My cat, who hadn't let the cat-sitter see him even once in 13 days, meowed for me on the other side of the door and has been touching me if not lying on me every minute since. He is so soft, and such a love!

Back to work Monday. Hope I remember how to do it. I don't remember when it happened, but my disposition has sure improved. Before I left, I was fed up with nearly everybody. Sue, your January release was an extended delight of my vacation.

Somebody said yesterday that this group is a wonderful family of friends. Well put! I think so, too. And Thank You, Pam, for expressing so well the hopes and concerns of so many. Welcome to our new friends, and congratulations to the recent winners.

Love,
Donita


hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Your card is fabulous. It's got such a lot of detail and I love the embossing folder.
Take care
Chris xx

DeCor said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love how you brought up the details of the Jacobean embossing folder with the gilding wax.

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely beautiful card, lovely soft colours,
Annette x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a lovely classy looking card. Love it.

Denise Bryant said...

Another beauty! Love the dies and the layers! So pretty!

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty and such delicate colours.

Michele

Glenis foxon said...

Lovly card love the design

Anonymous said...

Brief today - lovely card, Sue.
Hear hear to Pam's comments - Laine, sorry you've had a tough time.

'P' in Wales

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is absolutely stunning I love it. The dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a stunning card with a lot of detail. The design on that folder is very pretty and that big bow is classy .
Catherine xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Once again another stunning card. There seem to be so many different flowers that can be made with the Nasturtium die. Wisteria is my all time favourite colour and lovely to see a card with a beautiful bow on it again. Thank you Sue.

I managed to make a couple of cards for male friends yesterday and as men are so difficult to make cards for, I have decided to try and get a couple of months ahead with them if I can so that the pressure is off a little and I am not struggling with only a few days to go before I need one.

Have a good day everyone
Hugs xx
Dawn Searle

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card. Yvonne xx

Chris Curry said...

I can't decide if this card is elegantly simple or simply elegant. Either way it is gorgeous. Thank you Sue, have a good day. X

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card, thank you. X

Janm said...

Morning Sue,

Another stunning card x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the white on white with a touch of enchanted gold. xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolute stunning card to start the week off! It's nice to see the bow back, you always make such nice ones!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card this morning. Love the contrasting coloured ribbon. The dies are gorgeous.

Barbara V

hettygarlick said...

A truly gorgeous card Sue. I love the new dies.

Suemac said...

Absolutely perfect

Karen Derbyshire said...

Such a pretty card Sue, really lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a stunner to begin the week, beautiful.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue, beautifully elegant. Love these new dies.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I really love this card and the gentle use of wisteria. I particularly like the way you have used the Azores die and backed it in the same tone. It always amazes me how you make your dies work in so many different ways. Thank you for a stunner of a card, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a fantastic card to greet us with today from your new collection, this is truly amazing, I love the way the dies fit together and the wisteria colours you have used, yes I will say it again truly amazing, love it.

Pam thank you for letting me off for another year, will do my best to be ready for it. I reiterate everything you have said in your comments, you put it all so eloquently and giving us a giggle at the same time, so have you Donita, hope works goes well today.

Has anyone heard from Sharon, I wonder how she is getting on with her new knee.


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

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card for a bright sunny morning. Not a big bow person myself but I know many people love them. Each to their own!
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like the subtlety (thanks to the iPad, I can spell that word after a senior moment!) of the underlying wisteria. Great design.

Off to the winds of north west Wales this morning and impossible broadband speeds so will probably have to catch up on the next three days when I return home.

Teresa

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly chic and elegant card - beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue Yet another beautiful card

Lorna Stewart said...

Very nice card and do love the way you finished off with the ribbon and flowers 🌺

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a bow!!
Loving the tonal card, and wow that bow is fabulous!
L Dewar

Izzy said...

Oh Wow, Sue - this is an absolute stunner!...so classy all in milk with just that little pop of Wisteria and of course your signature bow and scrunchy flower...love it!

Izzy

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card and in such a pretty colour. Love all the gorgeous embossed and cut work details. X

djones said...



I think the wisteria colour is my favourite
(well, it is for today!!!) and makes this a
superb card,




Doreen x

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a delightful card to greet this wet dreary Monday with I adore it
The colours work so very well together perfect
I to mirror all the comments and concerns that our Pam does I don't know how you manage to keep track of everyone and their exploits
Hugs to all that need one
And forgot to congratulate the winners yesterday well done Enjoy
Take care
Theresa G xx

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card, just set off by that hint of wisteria & of course that beautiful bow - a Sue Wilson trademark! Thank you so much for the ideas Sue.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card this morning, love the tone on tone look with the pop of wisteria and a beautiful bow. Gorgeous. What a great way to showcase your new dies. Enjoy your day.
Love Diane G xxx

Donita good to hear you are home safe and sound xxx
Laine lovely to see you back too xxx
Pam as always you sum it up completely xxx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

A beautiful creation and the tone on tone with only a hint of wisteria foundation card is stunning

June x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A beautiful card to start the week. I love the new dies and the Milk card with the touch of Wisteria.
Lesley S x

CHERYL Brown said...

Mornign Sue,

A beautiful, beautiful card that ticks all my boxes. The dies are perfect too.

Final rehearsals are now over, a very busy weekend I had, so 2 days off to relax and play catch-up with projects started and some to start. Wednesday's opening night and it will be all hands to the deck for make-up and hair before start at 7.30pm.

Gurt biguns (((((hugs))))) for everyone that needs one.

Thank you Pam you always so encouraging, lovely lady. Special HUG for you.

Love 7 hugs
Cehryl xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card.

Anne said...

Beautiful card this morning, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Hello Sue
I just adore the Milk Card it makes such a warm feel to the card and of course the E/F finishes off the background ready for the lovely Dies.
Beautiful card today!
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what a beauty to start the week stunning is the word so pretty the dies the flower the bow a wowzer for me
Love June horrocks xxxxxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and and all A WOW card this morning , very stunning. Each detail is beautiful as always and I love the soft colours you have used and the flowers really finish the card of.
Wendy

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card ,really lovely what you have done with the die's,
Thank you
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
WOW ! this is a beautiful card loving the big bow.

Laine, i hope you are feeling better now xx

I have to be at the Drs again this morning ,just a follow up of the aches and pains
so i also echo Pams words .

Take care everyone and stay warm
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Hello Sue
This is just so pretty.
Pat x

Bente Sørflaten said...

This is gorgeous, so elegant!
Love the colours you have used :))

stitchingranny said...

A FAB card but I could not follow all the instructions and think we really could do with a tutorial for this one Sue.

Hugs Helen

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, I did not recognised the Azores die at first they look so different when cut. This card is stunning .Thanks for sharing . Gloria ( sidcup) xx

Kate's Cards said...

A real show stopper!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! Lovely to see the new dies in action again.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a chilly sunny Monday morning, and at leasts its dry at last. A beautiful card today and I love the two side edge pieces very dramatic. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card it would make a lovely wedding card I think.
Thank you for all your inspiration.
Take care everyone, it is really cold out there today.
Jess xxx

P Austen said...

GM Sue, have been waiting to see how you would make use of your new dies and I haven't been disappointed. This is one gorgeous card. It never ceases to amaze me how you cut them up, rearrange them and back them with lovely colours as well as producing a lovely masterpiece. Hugs X P Austen

Anonymous said...

The cards just get better and better Sue thank you
Elizabeth Bennett

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning
A truly beautiful and very elegant card which really shows your dies and embossing folder to their full potential.
Thank you Pam for your kind comment about our gang of nine as you call us, we really do have some laughs, we share the highs and the lows we each have in a very supportive way, I can assure you.

Margaret xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Very elegant card, Sue. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card. Beautiful colours the milk white and the delicate wisteria and the dies have so much intricate detail. I love it.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Just one word to describe todays card stunning I love everything about it. Pam as usual you say everything so much better than I could so thank you. Elaine I hope the doctors visit goes well.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
The two "e's" apply - exquisite and elegant. This card is beautiful, you are super-talented and I thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Yorks butterfly said...

oh Sue, this is so beautiful, I don't know if you send these cards to anyone, but I think if you do they must be so pleased to receive them.
Wendyx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is a very You card, beautiful elegant with just a pop of colour, love it

Laine of course we missed you and glad you're feeling better
Special hugs to Nanna Tina, Tina T, Elaine and Tracy, Wheelybad missing you and hope you're ok

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Diane King said...

Lovely card. Like the combination of milk and wisteria.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A gorgeous card,Sue, as usual.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Late this morning as I pad was playing up. I had to laugh at myself because I always said at my age I could manage without all this new technology, and I found myself getting cross because it wouldn't work!!! Anyway, your card to day is breathtaking, it is so delicate and beautiful. Great start to the week.

Love Rosemarie X X

STELLA MUNN said...

Beautiful card. Looks very intricate, but as you always say, if you take it in steps it's not difficult. xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous! I love the shimmer from the gilding polish and the beautiful wisteria card and matching bow.

Laine - sorry you have been feeling so rotten lately, glad that you are better again and hope you stay that way for a long time.
Donita - glad you arrived home safely and feeling refreshed from your holiday - it sounded a lovely way to spend some time with your dad and cousin. I expect your cat thought you had deserted him so didn't want to let you out of his sight in case you vanished again :-) that is so much better than when they just ignore you and sulk. Hope the return to work is not too traumatic.

Frances

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning, breathtaking card today. I love it.
Pam, as usual, you have hit it all on the head, thanks. Hope the chest is rumbling along nicely.
Donita, please you are home safe and sound and ready to face work again!!
Laine, how lovely to see you although I'm sorry to read that you've been poorly. Maybe I could lend you the young. topless toyboy which Yvonne has earmarked for me - I wouldn't know what to do with him!!!
Margaret, you are right, we boost each other up when things are not good, and we laugh together when things are. That's what friends are for.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Oh Wow this is a real Sue Wilson Special! I love the way you have used the Dies drawing our eyes into the lovely centre piece topped off with the gorgeous bow! Love that ribbon! Is it available from CE? Asks she who is clearing out and has lots of ribbon!! Thanks Sue, it's a gorgeous card.
Donita - you must have heard me? Maybe not! I'm so glad you are safely home . So pleased too that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday . It's amazing that we can interact with people from all over the world isn't it! Pleased your cat is happy too!
Laine - not miss you!!! How could you even think such a thing! I'm so sorry you have had a rough time of it though! That's very debilitating.
Look after yourself!
Pam - thanks again for just doing what you do so very well! You are right we do have fun but we are a very caring bunch as well! Not taking oneself too seriously is a big help!
Have a good day ladies! Love to Elaine, and both Tina's . Wheely too!
Maureen - behave!
Love Myra xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
WOW ! So gorgeous. Quite spooky really, I was going through some things in the craft room today and came across my gilding polishes, was wondering what to do with them and now I am going to emboss some card and rub it on trying various colour combinations. I can feel a fun play day coming on.
It has cooled down here a bit today, the main thing is that most of the huge fires are under control, unfortunately there has been loss of homes but not lives which is so good. Thank you for your kind thoughts, it is odd to think of being so cold where most of you are and parts of Western Australia are flooded.
Yes, this is a wonderful blog and Pam, you say it all for us every day, thank you
hugs
Muriel x

Jaye said...

Morning Sue. This card is just stunning, subtle, detailed and beautiful. A true Sue Wilson card. The background embossing folder is gorgeous, the subtle colour and the dies you've used and oh, that bow. All in all, a wow of a card.Thank for sharing your designs and for the inspiration- especially for those who, like me, can't see the myriad uses for your lovely dies.I have the Azores die....and I didn't recognise it!! I do love this blog.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful
Looney Laura

Catwoman - Amersham, Bucks said...

Vintage Sue - love it!!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

A stunning card, beautiful and finished off with a lilac bow. How nice!

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful card...plenty of interest from a lovely embossed background up. Those flowers looking good on the pretty bow. Very nice creation.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Barbara (C) said...

A beautiful card today....BarbaraC

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Georgeous card. Lots of lovely detail. And of course such a pretty bow too xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning cad today. Love the design and the dies you've used. Sat waiting for Pete to have the last of his scans.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, Good morning everyone,

Lovely card for today! The background embossing folder is gorgeous.I really love the soft colours. Feminine and elegant, not necessary in this order. Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a great day ladies!
A newbie to Craft /The newest Wilsonette,
Carmen

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I would never have guessed that you had used the Azores die on this Card, I really like how you show to use dies in a different way. The bow and flower are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

SHARICA said...

Fab card, Fab dies and embossing xx Totally Lush xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue
Such a stunning card I love everything about it. Like Lynn I would never have guessed you had used the Azores die to create the borders, it took me ages to work out where you had cut it and had to keep flipping back and forth between a picture of the die set and your card before the penny finally dropped. Ingenious and really shows the versatility of your dies. The Atlantic Ocean Azores and the tag set were already on my wish list, they have just shot to top. Thank you.

Pam thank you too for your lovely comment about our gang of 9. You've probably noticed we tease each other relentlessly but I assure you it's all taken in good fun.
Laine, I'm so sorry you have been suffering, you really have been missed. As to Maureen's offer, did you notice she only said "Lend"!
Donita glad you are having some furry cuddles, hope work was ok.
Elaine good luck at the doctors.
Congratulations to yesterday's winners, so sorry I forgot to say yesterday.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card today. From seeing the dies it is sometimes difficult to imagine how they will turn out on a card and I never thought that these dies would make such a stunning card.

Lisbeth

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely combination of die cuts and techniques in this card design. The silk ribbon you used for the bow is so lush. The pearls enhance the beauty of this card. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Wishing you a terrific week.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful combination....

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow awesome, beautiful card Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Hi Sue, this card is quite regal, really love it x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card, full of interest (as always) - don't particularly care for the bow though (again, as always!) ;)

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card That Enchanted Gold wax really finishes it off

LynneM said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue.
Hugs.

val jones said...

You really amaze me Sue, coming up with a new beautiful design of card every day. This is really stunning again.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Disco Queen said...

Stunning!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a beautiful card sue x amazing what you have done with the dies x the colours are gorgeous and love your big bows x thankyou for sharing this sue x
Laine missed you loads and sending a big hug x
donita glad you arrived home safe and sound x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card!
Rosemary xx

barbara macaskill said...

Regal, elegant, stunning, gorgeous, spectacular and absolutely fantastic! I love every little detail of this magical card! TFS~

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful card. I've been excitedly awaiting your first post with your new release and what a winner to start with. This is true "Sue Wilson" style. I love how you have only used milk card with just a whisper of whisper of wisteria to give it a
WOW".

Beverly

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is really beautiful, such fab texture

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is totally gorgeous, i just love everything about this one
and that beautiful bow finishes it off perfectly.

liz spooner said...

This card is stunning Sue it looks like layered lace.xx

Hellma said...

love it.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, lacy card Sue. I love everything about it. The bow really finishes it off. Thanks for sharing.

It's rained here all day as only it can in this part of the world. Temperature has dropped too - now only 22-23 degrees. Apparently it's snowed and been very cold at home so not complaining. Hope you are all keeping safe and warm.

Crafty hugs to all.

D xx

Narrowboat girl said...

What is not to love about this card. The combination of milk white & wisteria is just fab & the bow & flowers finish it off perfectly

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I have been so looking forward to seeing your card samples using the new release dies, you never disappoint....it really helps me to prioritise which i want to splash out on first. I didn't recognise the Azores die, cutting it in half and using it as a border is ingenious, your dies have so many possibilities and uses but i rely upon you to help me think out of the box with them...i do have some imagination however i loathe cutting your perfectly designed dies and sometimes need a push. I love the colour palette of this sample, the white on white with just a splash of wisteria is sublime, the messy bow is a welcome addition.
I abandoned any thoughts of going out in the scooter today, weather was Baltic and far too unpredictable...besides, I don't currently own a set of thermals, I'm avoiding them because it would signal my acceptance that i am now middle aged:-)
So instead i decided to help my Mum make a cottage pie from scratch...i say that, but in reality i was given the job of veg preparation which involved ALOT of peeling and chopping and very little actual cooking. We ended up making enough for two batches so it was a good job that it was tasty and comfort food at its best.
I was so chuffed that so many of our Wilsonettes lovelies had noted my absence, Theresa, Pat and Diane, thanks for the warm welcome back.
Frances, thanks for your kind thoughts too, they were much appreciated, hope you and hubby...not to mention Pippin and the princesses, are wellxxx
Donita, the only time a cat showers you with attention is when you've been away so enjoy it while it lasts:-) Then it will be back to imperious disdain and actively ignoring you!
Pam, Gang of Nine, i like it, it sounds vaguely threatening or illegal like a prison gang or mobsters...
Elaine, hope you're Dr's appointment went wellxxx
Maureen, i would say thanks for the offer of 'lending' me your topless toyboy but i was told by a reliable source, Yvonne, that he currently resides under her stairs and will remain there for the foreseeable future so really, if truth be known, he is not really yours to give. I demeaned myself by begging Yvonne for his services but she quite rightly stated that I wouldn't know what to do with him if i had him longer than 5 mins:-)
Saba, yes, i did notice that Maureen only offered him on a temporary basis but i am sure that i have a number of persuasive attributes that would challenge his allegiance to her....youth, charm, beauty and charisma to name a few!
Myra, are you aware of your good friend Maureen's sideline as a Madame? I'd watch her if i were you:-)
Yvonne, hope you are well and ready to enjoy your jaunt to the Theatre this weekxxx
Hugs to all my blog besties, including Tina T, Maria, June and Tracyxxx

Love and cuddles,

Laine1972xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Stunning card, love how you put it together with a
big bow and the EF I have been trying to buy now for a while.
Thank you Sue for sharing your work.

Laine- so sorry you have had it tough for some days, wish
you better and hope Brodie and Darcie are looking after you.
Dawn- you made me smile thinking of you puppy meeting snow for
the first time. My sisters dogs (Finish Lapdog) are always outdoors
in all weathers from young age and they love the winter best :)
Elaine- good to hear Andrew is doing a bit better and looking to
the future. Hope the doctors went well for you today.
Sending hugs to Nannatina, Tina, PP Yvonne. Lorraine, P,Wheelybad, Deb C,Pat,
Tracy, Myra, Margaret and to the other 7 :) and to anyone who are struggling
the next coming months with SAD, spring is on it's way
Take care all, Maria x

Vie Carter said...

Thank you Sue, my winning die came this morning, beautiful

Great start to the week with this great card

Vie
x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue! A real masterpiece.
The dies are so pretty.

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Such a very beautiful elegant card! Gorgeous dies and bow!

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely card with a gorgeous big ribbon bow.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a graceful and elegant card this is. The hint of lilac is just perfect, and these dies really compliment each other.
Love Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

Oh my what an elegant card!!! Using the gilding polish just sets it off!!!!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Ow, what a wonderful card. I too could not work out which die you had used at first. Ingenious. I love the colour scheme and the bow too.

I scrunched some die cut vellum nasturtiums while watching TV, but not glued them yet. Intrigued to see if they look like Sues vellum ones did or just a mess.

Laine so sorry you have had a rough time lately, though I'm glad you know you were missed and great that you have come back full of humour. X

Donita, so glad that you had a great time away and have come back refreshed and happy. X

Love Helen xxx

Helen Bell said...

Sorry, should have said wow, not ow x

Helen xxx

ursula said...

Such a beautiful card, love that big bow....and of course the pretty flower...thanks Sue.....luv Ursula xxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card.
Di B.

Jean said...

So pretty!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the milk color card!! Beautiful die cuts!

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card, love the way you've used the gilding polish on the embossing folder.
Take care everyone.

craftynanna said...

Glorious card Sue, crafty you cutting the pieces in half I never think of that and I see you do it so many times, I love the wisteria card and milk such a beautiful combination
ThAnks Pam as always saying our thoughts for us all, couldn't have put it any better, keep it up as long as we have to keep our comments short, hugs to all Johanna

Hellma said...

Gorgeous card

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

This is such a beautiful card I'm really loving the new die collection and the wisteria colour is so delicate and pretty.

With best wishes

Elaine Ann

sued99 said...

Such a lovely card. The big bow is great and such a pretty colour. X

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Julie Elli said...

Right back at you Sue!
We are grateful to have you!
Beautiful card xx

Rosie said...

Stunning card Sue.....love Rosie from Chorley...xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the Enchanted Gold gilding polish and the beautiful bow on the front of the card. Had a fantastic weekend Sue, really loved it, now I am home to play with all my products.
Di B. x