Sunday, 19 March 2017

You're Delightful

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's creation is a milk, mocha and antique gold card (good guy colours!).  They are quite the unusual colour combo for me, but you just have to try a few different things sometimes!  I will say that it is actually quite pretty in real life, but my pics have not truly captured the colour it is.  I started by cutting four of the Swiss Borders out of milk card.  I glued them to the edge of a piece of Mocha card.  I used the matching corners and cut them in milk and matted them with milk backings and added them to the corners with mounting foam.  Next I cut a piece of milk card for the centre and added a thin gold mat and cut a Gillian die out of gold, cut it in half and added it to the sides underneath the matting.  I attached this piece to the centre with mounting foam to raise it.  I cut the Zurich die in Mocha card and glued it down, then added a milk cut Gillian with gold backing on top of it.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Gillian die and added it with a thin mocha mat and added a gold paint pen edge to it.  Milk, Mocha and Antique Gold mats were added to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Barbara Gosden!!!
Chris Curry!!!
Suemac!!!

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





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128 comments:

Pam said...

Really lovely card Sue, so gorgeous. It's very opulent.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Sounds anither wet and windy day. Like Cheryl I too spent the day crafting yesterday,, very peaceful.
June, your husband is priceless, what a lovely gesture with the computer, now I know he will say yes to Ally Pally. The computer sounds fab.
Maria, poor you, your eyes sound really sore, please be careful with them. I know it can strike at any age as one of my teammates had it last year and she looked like she had gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson. She had to stay off work for a week it was so bad.
Helen, you bad girl, you will cause more damage if you overdo it, please be careful, you have come this far but I know it's frustrating.
Elaine, I once deadheaded a geranium that my husband had been given by an old lady, to strengthen it and he thought I had killed it, he was no gardener. Love to Andrew, fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Carmen, I hope you get to see your family soon, what a joyous occasion that will be. I miss my brother George who is in the USA very much, there is only 1 year between us and we were always taken as twins when we were children, the only two red heads in the family, mum dad and the others had dark hair.
Patricia, hope you and Hazel have a good time with Norah, give her my love and best wishes, hope she really is feeling much better, I miss her lovely stories.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends, such a lot at the moment, hope you are all well.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card, congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles coming your way Sue as is the sentiment. Now this is intricate,the detail of every die is bought to life with every shade you've used today. I know exactly what you mean about photography and our work, some photos work and some just don't do the card justice, but it has to be said, every piece of work you show will be wonderful in real life even if you're not happy with the stills. Congratulations to our winners today what a lovely start to your day - enjoy x
Sending my usual hugs Sue. Have a lovely day xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card, a little busy for my taste but I appreciate the work which has gone into making this.
Congratulations to this week's comment winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue
This is a real wow card so opulent, Thank You.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card - in fact, it's delightful!

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue and fellow followers,

What jumped out at me was the Swiss border. I ordered it Saturday, and seeing it just now confirmed that I really wanted it. What is the rule of thumb -- that papercrafting should amount to about one day's pay per week? Oops, might have gone a bit over.

Make sure you get some peace and beauty today.

Love,
Donita

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, lots of swirls and coordinating colours.

Pam I am jumping on your band wagon and reiterating everything you have said. Not got a yes yet, I will tell you when I do.

I am off to a craft workshop today and so have got to get lots of things ready, catch you all tomorrow.

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

Denise Bryant said...

Love the Swiss Borders!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Beautiful card today and loving the corner die.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a very dramatic looking card, its gorgeous. The colours are beautiful. This is very much a girlie card. Congrats to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very ornate, a great card Sue, happy Sunday.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this is amazing and so in your face. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Oooh this is a very frothy number today, Sue, lots going on and love the colour choices.
All well said, Pam, so echoing again.
Well done to the three comment winners.
Hope you don't mind, Sue, but making a plea for more comments to be made, saw that yesterday's only had 98 - never known to dip below 100 in all the time I've been following. There used regularly to be around the 200 and of course far more at giveaway times. Please everyone who looks in but doesn't leave a message, would hate to think that this blog would ever be put at risk and we are all aware just how much much the support means to Sue - as she has so movingly said more than once.
That said, enjoy your day and hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

'P' in Wales

Craftynetty said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, but just a bit too fussy for me. My Baked with Love dies arrived this week and I have had such fun playing with different colours and styles. Thank you.

Barbara (C) said...

Stunning card today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, very ornate.

Barbara V

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous lacy card today! I do like the colour combination on this one.
Congratulations to the three winners! Debra x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card, congratulations to all the winners.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
a very opulent card, I really love the Swiss collection - so regal somehow (I suppose it's all them little "crowns" in the design.
Hugs, Rose

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A stunning card this morning in beautiful colours .. Love how you created the style with the dies. Congratulations to the winners........ Wendy

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card love the colours and i love the Gillian die its so intricate and easy to use. Thanks Helen x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautifully lacy card today, love all the layers.
Congratulations to all the winners x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I'm loving the intricacy of the dies in today's card, they give a wonderful lacy look to the design.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the colours show up the intricate dies so well. It is an amazing card and I really like the colours you have chosen but it's a bit too busy for me. The Gillian die is one of my favourites and so too the Swiss border. Thank you for your never-ending amazing ideas and the time you dedicate to this wonderful blog. Congratulations to the lucky winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
A truly wow card today, love the colours that you have chosen. I haven't got the Gillian die as yet as I wasn't sure about it. It keeps popping up on several of your creations, so I think I will succumb to buying it. Have a wonderful day.
Congratulations to the winners xx
Hugs
Dawn Searle

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful lacy card but a little too busy for me too. Congratulations to your lucky Sunday winners.
Best wishes to everyone. Xx

Chris Curry said...

This is a striking and dramatic card, I love this combination of colours. The Gillian die is gorgeous. Thank you Sue, and I am thrilled to be. Comment winner. Have a good Sunday. Xx

Denise Hancock said...

Great card Sue
Denise x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning piece of art work, this is more than a card it's very opulent & intricate. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners. Yvonne xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are just amazing. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, another great card, love the colour combination.
It is just a bit busy for me, take away a little something!! for me and my style it would be perfect.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your gifts.
I am in earlier today, I am waiting for our 2 Grandsons wakening.
It will be all go, they have requested Pancakes, Bacon and Maple Syrup for Breakfast.
Have a fantastic day everyone.
Patricia xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A very unusual colour combination but it works well the card is beautiful.
Congratulations to the winners.
Jan x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow!! Great card and doesn't Gillian set it off so well. The colours are great too!
Congratulations to the comment game winners
Hugs
Muriel x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card as always . love Jean Z xxx

Anne said...

Love the colour combination you have used here, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a lovely card love those colours you used id never have put them togather .congrats to the winnwes .
Catherine xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, a real keepsake.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Wendy L said...

So much intricate work, gorgeous, xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just love the intricate details on this one and the colour scheme you have chosen is perfect to set it all off...

Congratulations to all the Comment Game winners!...

Izzy

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue.
Such an opulent card today in unusual colours and they work together nicely.
Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Marion S x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
A very striking intricate looking card, congrats to Barbara, Chris & Suemac x x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very intricate card, love the colour combination.
Congratulations to the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

ethansnanna said...



Well done to the winners!!!!

This is a bit over the top for my taste, and
I can't see any of the men I send to liking it,
but that's just my opinion.


Doreen x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Not sure about this card I like the CAS ones sorry!
Well done to the winners!
Love Marg

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

A very intricate, opulent card. Love the colour combo and am thinking of other dies I have that might give me the same effect as yours.

Today is the fourth anniversary of my soul's other keeper's passing. It will be a quiet reflection day of the joy, pleasure, merriment and pride that my beloved Pete bestowed upon us with his presence, a force never to be forgotten.

Squashy warm ((((((HUGS)))))) to our friends who are in pain, discomfort or suffering a loss.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolute stunner

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue these dies are just beautiful what a stunning card love it!!!!!
Thank you sue love always June horrocks
Congrats to the winners xxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue
A very lovely busy card today , reminds me of the Spirograph i got for my Children years ago.
Well done to your lucky winners.

I have a birthday today and going out to lunch with my friend as we have put the family meal on hold until Andrew has finished his treatment .
The boys and families will be visiting this morning so i have to get a move on .
I hope you all have a lovely day and i will echo our lovely Pam once more .

Big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

marg said...

Happy Birthday Natty Boots!
Have a nice lunch!
Love Marg

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card.
Thank you for drawing my name as a winner and congrats to the other winners. I'll email you my contact details.
B xx

SueJ said...

A really lovely card, love the colour combination and dies used.
A very regal looking card.

Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your gift from Sue.

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love all the detail xx love Kim D

karenlotty said...

beautiful crd and I love the colour combination

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today, so many dies all working their magic. I love the colour combination too, I often use black with the gold and milk but the brown is much softer, I must try it sometime. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Cheryl sending you a big hug today xxx
Pam as always you are our star. Sending hugs xxx

ang said...

Lovely card gorgeous colours angxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a lovely intricate card, great colours and combination of dies. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful and intricate card using all those lovely dies.
Congrats to this week's winners!

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, I bet that card took awhile to make all those beautiful layers I love your colour choice to. Its just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Hilary Bunker said...

Morning Sue a lovely very intricate card this morning. Sure the colours are stunning but my monitor is not doing them justice. Congratulations to all the lucky winners
love Hilary

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful but very intricate card, love the colours and you've reminded me how lovely the Gillian die is. Congratulations to Barbara, Chris and Sue on winning the comment game, enjoy your prizes
Cheryl sending you a special comforting hug today
Elaine happy birthday enjoy your lunch with your friend
Pam as usual echoing your lovely comments

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very intricate card today, just a little busy for me personally, loving the colour combination.
Wedding Anniversary for us today, don't know where all the years have gone, we are going out for dinner tonight, something nice to look forward to.
Congratulations to today's winners, enjoy your gifts ladies.
Take care everyone,
Jess xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the colour combo on today's fabulous card. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, not too sure about today's card, a bit too busy for me maybe.
I like the colour combination though.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Rosemary xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue

gr karin

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the colour combination but it is perhaps a bit too fussy for my taste. Congratulations to all the winners. Cheryl extra hugs today. Elaine a very big happy birthday what a celebration it will be when Andrew finishes his treatment wish him luck for tomorrow.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. So filigree and lovely. Great card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely frilly card. I notice that a few have said it's not for them but I can think of a few of my friends and relatives who would drool over this! Thank goodness we are all different.
Doreen R

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

I hope the weather is kinder where you are as it is wet and windy here in the north east!

Today's card is a very elegant design and I love the colour combo

Congratulations to the comment winners... enjoy!

June x

Annie Stamps said...

The colour combination works great. Love all the dies you used. I'm still amazed at how intricate the dies are these days. Your die range always cuts beautifully.

Annie P
xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Love the colour combo and I like what u have done but it's too busy busy for me sorry.

Congrats to the winners
Happy birthday Elaine h
Thinking of u Cheryl xx

Love to all xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I am sorry but unusually this one is not for me. I love the colour combination and the dies used but it is just a bit too busy for my taste.

Cheryl - thinking of you on this day of reflection.
Elaine - Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy your lunch with a friend.
Jess - Happy Anniversary, I hope you share a lovely day.
'P' - I agree with you it is sad to see the numbers going down so much and Sue's position in the crafty blogs table fall. I know everyone leads very busy lives (some Wilsonettes are in bad health and can be excused lol) but it only takes a minute to leave a short comment and surely Sue is worth that at least.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Barbara Gosden, Chris Curry and Suemac, enjoy playing with your prizes.

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lots of very intricate lacy detail. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, sorry I've been absent, pain pain and more pain, all the cards of the last few days have been glorious todays being no exception, I love it the colours are lush as are the dies.
Pam keep up the good work you speak for us all, Cheryl a silent pray for you, congratulations to the winners, hugs Johanna

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Nice card, but a bit too busy for me.
Margaret xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card! Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous opulent card,really like what you have done,
Thank you
Congrats to winners
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue so lacy and a delightful colour combination love from Jackie xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. Lovely die combination. I think this has a very rich look to it. The colour combination looks good. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Barbara Gosden, Chris Curry and Suemac.

Best wishes

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very beautiful and extremely opulent card this morning. Congratulations to the very lucky winners - enjoy your prizes . Cheryl thinking of you today and sending you a hug. Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

CraftyJo said...

What a very complex-looking card, so much to look at - bet it's fab in 'the flesh'

Suemac said...

A beautiful card. Thrilled to be a comment game winner.

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue another elegant card . Looks like intricate lace .I have fallen in love with your Gilliam die.. Thank you for sharing . Congratulations to all winners. Gloria (sidcup ) xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A nice card and I love all the dies you've used, but maybe not all together on one card. So sorry, but have to be honest. The colours work great though, especially for men's cards.

Pam, I consider myself told off! I have learned the hard way so will be more careful. X
Carmen, I'm not disappointed you're not a Brit! It's good to have all nationalities on this blog to share a common interest and to learn what certain sayings or expressions mean in different countries. X
Maria, thanks for your comment. I will be pain free sooner if I do as I'm told! Hope your MRI goes well on 28th so they can decide what they need to do about the calcium build up. It must be pretty miserable for you st the moment, with painful shoulders and poorly eyes. Thinking if you and sending hugs. X
Nattyboots, Happy Birthday. Enjoy you lunch. X
Jess, Happy Anniversary enjoy your dinner tonight.x
Congratulations to the comment winners. X

Love Helen xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Love Today's Card, I Truly Love It When Experiment With Different Colour Card Combination
And Your Outstanding Cutting Dies And You Get A "Truly Remarkable Card"
Products Used Today:-
"Milk, Mocha, & Antique Gold Foundation Card"
"Swiss Borders & Corners Set"
"The Exceptionally Opulent Gillian Die Set"
"The Zurich Die"
"Gold Paint Pen"
"Pearls"
Today's Stupendous Card:- "You're Delightful" (Straight Back To You)
Sue, You Started Today's Card By Cutting Four Of "The Swiss Borders" Out Of Your "Milk Card"
You Glued Them To The Edges Of A Piece Of "Mocha Card" You'd Cut To The Size You Required.
The Colours Look "Quite Outstanding" Together, Then You Cut Four Of The Matching Corners From
"The Swiss Borders & Corners Die Set" Cutting Them Out Of "Milk Card" You And Matting In "Milk Card"
Sue, You Added A Little "Mounting Foam" Then You Placed Them Onto The Four Corners Of Your "Fabulous Card"
Sue Then You Cut A Piece Of "Milk Card" To The Size You Required, For The Centre Of Your Card You
Added A Thin "Antique Gold" Mat, Sue Then You Took "The Exquisite Gillian Die" And Cut It Out In The
"Antique Gold" Then You Cut It In Half (Once Again Transforming Your Luxurious Dies) You Added This
To The Sides Underneath Your Matting You Then Attached This To The Centre Of Your Card With A Piece
Of "Mounting Foam" For Dimension.
Sue, Then You Cut Out "The Zurich Die" In "Mocha" (A Beautiful Colour) And Glued It Down To The Centre,
Then You Cut Out "The Gillian Die" Out Of "Milk Card" With An "Antique Gold" Backing And Placed It In
The Centre Of Your "Zurich Die" Sue Then You Stamped "You're Delightful" Sentiment And Cut It Out Using
The Centre Die From "The Gillian" You Added A "Thin Mocha Mat" To Your Sentiment And Added A "Gold Pen"
To Edge It. Attaching This To Your Mat/Layering Of "Milk/Mocha/Antique Gold" Few "Pearls" Here And There Also
Your Signature Piercing. Sue I Love "The Gillian Die Set" Its Extremely Exquisite, Elegant Opulent, Rich
I Love All The Detail, If I Could Ever Duplicate A Outstanding Card Like This I Know Lots Of Recipients That Would
Just Adore It...
So Many "Outstanding Dies" I Wish To Purchase But I Keep Promising Myself Not Until I Arrive Back From My Holiday
But I Don't Think That Will Last Lol!
Sue Thank You For Sharing "Today's Masterpiece" You Inspire Me Greatly I Truly Appreciate Everything You
Do, Thank You So Very Much.
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
Congratulations To This Weeks "Lucky Comment Gift Winners" Enjoy.....

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card today, love the colour, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card so elegant.

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
First of all I'm sorry I didn't comment yesterday but I have two grandchildren with birthdays this weekend and they were all here yesterday and by the time they'd gone I needed an early night! We had a lovely day though and lots of fun.
I loved yesterday's card and watched the video too. I received the Die set either Thursday / Friday but haven't played with it yet! It's the little details you think of that makes the card or 3D basket made so special. Like the little tab at the handle and the space to insert a gift card if needed! Love the choccie bunnies! May I have the dark ones? Lol
Congratulations to my good friend Saba on winning yesterday! She is excited ! Lol
Congratulations to today's winners too. I hope you enjoy using your prizes and that you are excited too!
Today's card Sue, isn't one of my favourites but I that doesn't stop me admiring it and all the work which has gone into it. Like the colours very much.
I haven't read what everyone is up to - so may I jump on your wagon Pam!! I never knew you had red hair! Now I have to adjust the picture of you in my head!! X
Love to Jess - Happy Anniversary!
Love Myra xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a pretty card, but a bit to busy for me, but a a great colour combination.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Wendyx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card, a real lacy look, fit for anyone.

You give us a lot of inspiration Sue.

Have a lovely Sunday, with you and yours.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

barbara macaskill said...

Another love LTD! Congratulations to this week's winners I saw "Barbara" and started to get exceed theenrealized it wasn't me! Happy for the right Barbara though!
Call me...Fingers and Toes crosse and wish me.luck. TFS!

Scottydog said...

A very opulent card. Loved the Easter basket full of chocolate bunnies! Just didn't get chance to comment yesterday - sorry!
Congratulations to the comment winners.

sued99 said...

A very busy card. Sorry to say that this doesn't 'sing' to me like most of your others. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Eunice said...

Very different card, interesting choice of colors. Congrats to the winners.

Netty The Runner said...

Wonderful card Sue, I love it.
Annette x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Yes, these colors are very pleasing on this card. The first thing I noticed was the many layers you added to this design. You certainly have a way with combining your lovely dies for a fantantic design.

Tressa said...

I like the colour combination. I agree with others above tin that it is far too busy for me. I would like to see it without the corners.

Teresa

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue x beautiful colours and love the dies you have used x sorry I didn't comment yesterday but the bunny card is so cute and must congratulate saba x its been a year today since my nephew passed so been trying to keep myself frantically busy x
Congratulations too to todays winners x
Cheryl sending a prayer and a hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
Wow so many Gorgeous Dies used on this card I love the colour's you have used
A very opulent & beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this work of art Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx


Thinking of you Elaine happy birthday. Hope Andrews treatments goes well.
Hug's xx
PP hope your well & Laine too missing you both extra Hug's on there way.xx
Pam well said again you are a treasure Big Hug's xx
Tina & Nanna Tina thinking of you both & hope your ok Big Hug's for you both.
Hug's for all my blog buddies please take care xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Great colours on this card. Congrats to my sister, Chris, winning the comment game.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I have to say opulence abounds with your card today from the design to the colors. It really does show your dies off well. I too find that some photographs just don't show off a card to it's best advantage, I imagine there is some secret to this but I just haven't found it yet.
Congratulations to all the lucky card winners.

Have a nice day Sue.

Beverly

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour combination on today's card. Especially love the Swiss Border.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
I seem to have missed the Easter cards from yesterday. Loved them all. Congratulations to Saba on winning the card giveaway.

liz spooner said...

This card is amazing such fun looking at all the dies used.xx

ursula said...

Oh so very pretty again Sue, love the mocha card, brings out so many colours....it also highlights all the different die cuts you have , so pretty...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Gorgeous card you are showing us today, Love the colour combination,
Theres certainly a lot for the eye to take in, Its very opulent cooking..

Hope you have had a good weekend, Love Brenda xxx

Littlelamb said...

Love today's card Sue. I only have the Gillian die but will try with similar shaped dies. Thank you for sharing this with us. Thinking of you Cheryl, Happy Anniversary to Jess and Happy Birthday to Elaine. Echoing Pam's comments. I used to be a red head as well. You didn't know that did you Myra.

Hazel said...

Good evening Sue. A bit fussy a card for me, yet I like what you have done with those dies.
Cheryl thinking of you and your family today. Jess I hope you and Ronnie have a lovely meal out. Elaine happy birthday you also enjoy your meal with friends. I hope Andrew gets his treatment. Pam thank you for your opening summery each morning.
Oh congratulations to the comment winners.
Hazel x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue
Lovely I colours you have chosen today for today's card I regret to say this design is not for me but not to worry you cannot please all of the people all of the time, that would be so boring would it not.
Many congratulations to today's winners enjoy your prizes ladies and have fun with them.
Cheryl thinking if you today my dear.
Pam as always may I echo your thoughts, I don't mind in the slightest if you are a red head! lol although I did not imagine you as one.

Margaret xxx

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely colour combo Sue. Pretty design.
Jan
Northampton

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Today's card has caused a bit of a stir on the blog with some feeling that it is too fussy...personally, i think its difficult to judge it without seeing it in the flesh, so often the computer screen doesn't do the colour or design justice and i have a feeling that this may be one of those occasions...when i had the pleasure of seeing a large number of your samples at Ally Pally i was amazed at how the blog pictures didn't do them justice, they were amazing! It is a rare day when i cant find anything i like or could use from one of your cards, i just appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put in to your designs, boy it must be so difficult thinking of something fresh and original on a daily basis, i certainly know that i am not up for the job:-) Where can you find a cute chocolate bunny basket one day and an opulent explosion the next? Only here!
I have read P's comment and feel terribly guilty that i havent been as regular on the blog lately as i have been in the past....and so i should because Sue doesn't take a day off because she's sick or feels a bit down so neither should I. The first thing i do every morning after my breakfast is check out the card for today and comments on this blog, i usually don't have the time to comment...given the length of my comments you can appreciate the time issue:-)....choosing to do so later on in the day when my brain cells have sufficiently roused from their slumber. However, this can pose a problem when i am either too tired from the days activities or rudely interrupted by nuisance phone calls...yes, i mean you Yvonne:-)....then i end up missing the day altogether. I agree that it doesn't take long to comment, unless you are like me and tend to waffle on then finding the time to read all the comments AND create a lengthy response becomes an issue. It takes me on average a good hour to read all the comments and type my own, ridiculous i know, but true! So, rather than missing a day because I'm pushed for time, i promise to do my bit and comment, however briefly, just to let Sue know that I am actually bothering to visit and really do appreciate her hard work. Its so sad, as P pointed out, that the comments have dropped because i know that Sue cares so much about the blog, i hope that missing members and new members join us soon....
Thanks for all the well wishes and enquiries about Yvonne, i had the "pleasure" of speaking with her on Friday when she told me that she has been plagued by an ear infection and basically bedridden, on her back....a position she is well used to....for the past week unable to raise her head through dizziness. She is on the mend and will hopefully be back with us soon and thanks you all for caring...yes, i pretended that we'd actually noticed her absence figuring that she was on a low ebb:-)
Elaine, happy birthday, hope you enjoyed your meal out with your friend.
Jess, happy anniversary, hope you enjoyed your meal out too.
June, so jealous of you going to a craft workshop, wish i had one close by:-) I hope that you enjoyed yourself and manage to persuade hubby to chauffeur you to Ally Pally.
Carmen, do i need a lawyer present? Why do i feel like ive done something wrong? And there was me going to welcome you with open arms to Ally Pally in September....rather hasty of me it seems! I was even going to let you have a shot in my wheelchair being pushed by a topless young man(Yvonne's son George), however if you're going to read me my rights.......:-)
Maria, aww, you poor soul, i do hope the eyes clear up soon and that the calcification on your shoulder can be helped....my Mum had it and it was so very painful:-( Take care honey.
Hugs to all my besties, especially Saba who so deserved her win yesterday:-)
Congrats to today's lucky winners too.

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a splendid card!!! Looks so detailed!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely card the colour combination is lovely too I have the Swiss border it is beautiful
Congratulations to the three winners
Elaine I hope you enjoyed your birthday Its my Sisters 70th birthday tomorrow so Ive been busy finishing off a scrapbook of photographs for her hope she'll like it!
Sending good wishes to all

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
A very opulent and intricate card today, I love the milk, mocha and gold combination, it's so soft looking. The Gillian die makes a beautiful focal point. It's one of those cards that draws your eyes in to all the details you have put into it. I couldn't stop looking at it and I think it would wow any recipient.

Jess Happy anniversary, you got a good one in your OH. Hang onto him!
Elaine Happy Birthday, hope its been a good one. Good luck to Andrew for tomorrow, well all be thinking of him.
Congratulations to the three lucky ladies, Barbara, Sue and Chris, enjoy your prizes.
"P" let's hope Sue's hard work starts to bring in more comments, she deserves them so much.
Cheryl sending you my love, hope today you had some happy moments remembering Pete.
Theresa, anniversaries are so hard to bear, I wish I could say more to comfort you but can only send you a caring hug instead.
Craftynanna hope you are soon more comfortable.
Maria hope you are in less discomfort with your eyes too.
Laine thank you for the update on Yvonne. Can I have a go in your wheelchair too? With George of course!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Julie Elli said...

Nice colours Sue! Very vintage
Congratulations weekly winners
Big hug
Julie Elli

Pesdagal said...

A deightful card which has a lovely softness about it.
I shall have to try this colour combination
Thanks again for sharing

Viki Banaszak said...

Wowzers! This is so pretty and there is so much detail.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Nice card, very ornate maybe a little bit too busy for me. But I love all dies you used and I wish to have them all. Thank you for sharing.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Pam – I am a red head, too ...when I dye my hair.
Elaine – Happy b-day! Good luck to Andrew for tomorrow. My daily hugs for all of you.
Jess W. – Happy Anniversary!
Barbara M.- Wish you luck in the next draw!
Laine – First of all, thank you for the update on Yvonne. She is really missed here. BTW you couldn’t notice her absence because you weren't present either.:)
I intended to add “for another day” but I decided not to be so generous ... Happy to see that my words had had the desired effect ... you pleaded guilty!Actually you “feel terribly guilty that” you”haven’t been as regular on the blog lately”. You are forgiven. Welcome back! Poor George, does he know what do you plan for him? I’ll bring a t-shirt for him, September might be chilly.

Cheryl & Theresa W. – Thinking about both of you.I found this on the net and wanted to share with you and everybody who has time to read it: “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.”

‘P’ in Wales, Frances, Saba – Well said. I agree 100% with everything. Sue gives us so much: beautiful cards, lots of ideas, great tutorials, you name it. Out of respect for Sue’s work all you have to is to leave a comment. I love long comments but I read the short ones as well. Sue needs our support and we need this blog!

In this note, hugs for all of you,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card, really opulent. Love the colour combination. I'm the oddball who doesn't do black on cards but I love the gentler brown shades especially with gold.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Elaine, hope you enjoyed your birthday lunch. Hope all goes well for Andrew.
Jess Watson, hope you enjoyed your Anniversary meal.
Gentle thoughts to Cheryl and Theresa W.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi //sue,
Stunning card, love the colour, Beautiful dies , beautiful lacy card.
Di B. x

Jaye said...

Very intricate and opulent card today Sue, but then it's more than a card- it's a piece of artwork. Loving the colour combination.Not one to send to a man, though, methinks. LOL!! How do you think up original designs on a daily basis?? However it is you do it, thanks for all the inspiration, videos and demos.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Gosh this looks rich and intricate. It would be good for a man despite it being fussy. A good friend of mine said we should not assume men don't like fancy things and I have taken that on board when I make cards for men.

Warmest regards

Jan from NSW (Australia)

STELLA MUNN said...

How lovely Sue. Really good for a New Home card - or even Get Well. X

julie laz said...

Your delightful too sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is amazing,so detailed and intricate.
Totoally love it.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, so much work, it is stunning. it is a work of art. Colours are gorgeous and don't know what else to say, I was blown away when I saw it.
Cheers,
Di B. x