Monday, 20 March 2017

You're So Sweet

 Hi crafters!  Aqua and white with just a touch of black for the blog card today.  I began by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder to give the background some texture.  I cut two of the Linear Elegance Edger out of white and backed them with aqua card.  I cut the small edger from the set out of black and added it to the outer sides of both of the borders and then added them to the edges of the card with mounting foam.  For the focal element, I cut the Molly die out of aqua card and out of black card and used it as a shadow behind the aqua die cut.  I cut a Tahiti die out of white and nipped it in half and added it to the top and bottom of the Molly die.  I stamped my sentiment and seated it on a Pacific Ocean Tag cut out of white and backed with black.  Aqua, white and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, brightens up a dreary Monday morning, thank you.
Cheryl and Theresa, I hope you had a peacedpful reflective day yesterday. Today would have been my husband Brian's 68th birthday, sadly I lost him 24 years ago, Just before his 44th birthday. Carmen your words of comfort were beautiful.
Elaine, I hope you had a lovely birthday with the family and lunch with your friend. Hope all goes well for Andrew today.
Laine, thank you for the update on Yvonne, pass on our good wishes and to you too.
Yes ladies I did have red hair, more like a honey gold than ginger, at one point I could sit on it but the years have turned it to a pale blonde whereas George has the salt and pepper colour. At least I never have to do my roots, although someone at work asked if I dyed it every week.
Helen, did I sound bossy, so sorry, just concerned. I know how frustrating it can get when you can't do anything. Mea culpa
Maria, you are in a bad way, please take care.
June hope the craft workshop went well.
Daily hugs to all especially our missing friends . Thinking of the two Tina's, hope you are finding peace and comfort.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and one if my favourite colours.
Nancyd xx said...

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

Denise Bryant said...

Love the embossing folder and the pretty aqua and white color combo you used on the card!

Jan on the Fosse said...

HI Sue
Lovely card,very popular colours at the moment.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card to start the week off. The colours are lovely and a great idea to give it that pop of black to make everything stand out. I do like that e/b folder and i see from the web site that there is a few new folders out. Must get my hands on some of them lol. Have a lovely week and take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

hettygarlick said...

A very pretty card, and that little touch of black is so nice. I've just used my Molly die for the first time. It's lovely.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I do love Aqua, along with the Blush card it's my most stocked up card on my shelf and I'll never be without both colours cuz I'm so stingy I only use them on special cards, and considering that apart from Andy and Lou and her hubby and daughter they are my only family, my two most favourite colours will last me my lifetime lol. You need black with Aqua, just that tiny pop makes the world of difference and shows the intricacy of the dies you've used perfectly, it's a beautiful sample to start the week and of course Sue the sentiment was made for you.
Hope you had a good weekend and a good week to come. Intrigued to see the Woodward shows today in between cutting a few baskets and SB frames ready for the basket bunnies and eggs for a few Easter cards to take to market.
Sending my usual hugs your way to start your week ☺ xxx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A beautiful card today and such a great colour combo too.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love everything about it, those tiny little pieces of black just makes the other colours pop beautifully.
Cheryl, belated special hugs. Pam, will be thinking of you today, and I'll jump on your echo train if I may. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Dolly Daydream said...

Morning Sue, a lovely cheerful card to brighten a wet dreary morning. The black detail makes such a difference to the look of the card. I am looking forward to spending some time in my craft room this week as the last few weeks have been busy with various appointments and a wet day is a good excuse to craft and leave the housework. I love the colours on the card and the borders. Thank you 😊
Hugs to everyone xxx
Dawn Searle

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Owlish said...

Hi sue lovely card so nice to have the lovely convenient of all the dies to hand to come up with such gorgeous cards

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Debra x

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Fans

I love how the Pacific Ocean tag echoes the Tahiti.

You make us look so smart when you do that for us.

Congratulations to the blog contest winners! (Forgot to do that yesterday). Will you tell us what you won? Or is that not done?

Today is the first day of Spring! Won't it be nice to come and go without coats, boots, hats, scarves and gloves!

Wishing unexpected wonders on everyone and special blessings of relief for those in pain or sorrow.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card in lovely fresh spring colours. Gorgeous dies!x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love the edger and the focal element.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another stunner today, beautiful and a lovely colour combo, really works well together. Have a great day all. Bx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Aqua and white -favourite and the gorgeous linear edger which I am hoping to have a play with tomorrow - looks great here
Muriel x

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue, the aqua card is so pretty .
Annette x

ahappycrafter50 said...

Lovely card today Sue.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I wish the Blush card was still available I'm so mean with the little I have left!
The Embossing Folders are becoming so much a part of my cards now, I love all of them,including todays!
Pretty card Sue!
Love Marg

Jackie T said...

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

Unknown said...

Morning Sue i love todays card that E.Folder is lovely and those colours are so fresh.
Catherine xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card with such pretty colours. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

ethansnanna said...

Aah, this card is more to my liking today, lovely colours
and not too fussy,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card this morning. Love the aqua colour and the black just makes it all pop. Thank you.

Barbara V

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the colour combination on today's card it's so pretty! The embossing folder and dies used are beautiful and your card is gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Betty McAlister said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card with aqua, white and a little black. Lovely.
Best wishes to everyone, especially Pam today xx

DeCor said...

Love your card today. In one of my favourite colours. Love the way the Tahiti die expands Mollie. Linear edger a great to contrast with them. Have a wonderful day.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful start to the day. Love the aqua card - so fresh. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Kim Dibben said...

Blush card is back xx

hollyberry said...

Very elegant card today.

Kim Dibben said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx love the hint of black with the aqua and how you've made the focal point bigger with the tahiti die love Kim D

Suemac said...


karenlotty said...

Lovely card I love aqua and whit cards and that little pop of black really sets the two colours

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card love the dies used.
Thank you all for the Birthday wishes i had a lovely day ,the boys came over with beautiful cards and gifts Andrew was not looking too bad but oh so much thinner than he did a week ago .
Then we went to Lunch with our friends we had not met up for a couple of months so we had plenty to talk about.
Pam your hair sounds lovely ,when i was in my teens i used to dye my hair a very rich auburn colour , i loved it .
I am about to jump on your wagon again , so much to do and i want to finish knitting a premature baby Jacket for the Hospital then Andrew takes them with him .

Take care Everyone big hugs.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Aqua is one of my favourite colours and it looks stunning with a touch of black. This card is just beautiful. Sending best wishes

Scottydog said...

Beautiful! No other words needed, thank you Sue!

Anne said...

A lovely card this morning,Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, a lovely fresh combination of colours with a little pop and some exquisite dies. You are spoiling us. Take care.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam sending you a special hug today and an extra hug for Elaine and Andrew too then I will echo all you have said xxx

lydia jordan said...

Mooring Sue,
A very pretty Monday morning card, brightens up a dull day.
Love the aqua and white with the pop of black, gorgeous.
Have a good day.

Unknown said...

Lovely card again Sue

SueJ said...

A lovely colourful card today.
The dies compliment each other so well.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, lovely colours.
B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & lovely colours used. Yvonne xx

Crewe Trish said...

hello Sue
Lovely card, lovely colours my sort of card. Elaine fingers crossed for Andrew. Pam extra hugs today. Today is international happiness day and I was trying to decide what makes me happy. Spending time with family and friends has to be top followed by messing about in my craft room. Sitting outside with a coffee on a warm summers evening. Eating strawberries and ice cream. Sue you and your caring blog comes in my top five so thank you I don't say that enough so sending smiles your way.

Chris Curry said...

Love these colours, and always striplets are among my favourite dies. Great card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xx

Jean Z said...

hi Sue, Lovely card .love Jean Z xxxx

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a very sweet card xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, the touch of black just highlights it.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely fresh-looking card to start the week but I must admit to being biased here as anything using the Pacific Islands dies gets my vote, especially the gorgeous Tahiti...and I must get my hands on that Linear Elegance keeps calling to


Crafty Cruiser said...

Delicate and pretty!
Doreen R

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a very wet Monday morning, not much fun here in the UK but I could definitely do with a bit of Pacific sun right now. Another beautiful card this morning I do love the colour choice and your card design. hugs Shirleyxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue love the colours you have chosen my favourite. The dies are beautiful thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card, just love the colours and dies you have used.
Lesley S x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card. Love Aqua and white together they make a very stunning combination.
Watched Julia yesterday on Hochanda with the Woodware stamps, they are lovely and the new masks look really useful.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card love the aqua

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colours and the dies you've used to achieve this lovely design

Pam a special hug for you and echoing all your wise words

Love and hugs to everyone

Sandra said...

HI Sue,
Fab card to start the week, love the colour combination too, it goes to prove you don't always need Ribbon and flowers!
Bit tired today, 2 of my Son's Ewe's managed to produce 6 lambs overnight, 4 from 1, twins the other, so we had excited phone calls through the night, 4 is unusual as they can only really support twins, 1 has been 'orphaned' already so 4 hourly feeds are now part of the days schedule! Yawn !
Hugs to all,

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I must apologise for not posting fir a few days. My I pad has decided that it will only work when it feels like which is very annoying. I have to laugh at myself because I fought mobile phones, lap tops and I pads for so long, and now my I pad is not working I am lost. That is rather sad I think, but everything is e mailed or facebooked now a days, if your gadget breaks you are cut off from the world. Today's card us lovely. I always like Aqua it is such a pretty colour.

Love Rosearie X X

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Stella Munn said...

Another really pretty card Sue. The colour combo is great. I really like how you've added the black accents. X

Bejay said...

What a lovely card to start this wet and dreary day. I love the colours.
It seems that every time I plan to do something outside the weather changes on me. I was going to search for some missing pieces to my mini greenhouse today but I think I'll end up having to buy a new one in the end. I've got a greenhouse but it's coming down as the kitten uses it to get onto the bungalow roof and he injured himself getting down a couple of weeks ago. As I need him more than the big greenhouse it was no contest what would happen lol. I think the weather has other ideas though. I guess I'll just have to stay inside crafting instead...what a hardship lol.
Bejay xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous, fresh and elegant cad today. It's lovely. You can't beat aqua and white, and the embossing is lovely. The small black linear edger die cuts fit perfectly on this card too.

Pam, so sad to have lost your husband so young. Thinking of you today. I've heard Carmens words before, but so true and so beautiful.
There is definitely no need to apologise or feel you did wrong. I know you were just concerned. X

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

Just love the colours, my kind of card, thank you Sue it is beautiful...luv URsula xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, stunning card love your colour choice, thank you so much I received your lovely card more beautiful in the flesh x x x

Jaye said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it, those colours are so lovely and that touch of black really does makes the other colours pop.The dies are, of course, beautiful.Thank you.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very pretty, delicate and feminine from the lovely colours, background and lovely dies you have used.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card to start the first day of spring with.The black card shows of the intricacies of the dies.Thanks for sharing.Pam sending you a big hug today also to Elaine and Andrew .Gloria (sidcup ) xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and colour combination. I do like the Molly Die.

barbara macaskill said...

Love this color combo! A lovely card to wake up to! TFS!

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Extremely Opulent, Stupendous Card, The Details
Are Truly Tremendous.
Products Used Today:-
"Coconut White/Aqua/Black Foundation Card"
"Mounting Foam"
"The Jacobean Embossing Folder"
"The Linear Elegance Edger"
"The Molly Die"
"The Tahiti Die"
"The Pacific Ocean Tag Duo"
Today's Card:- "You're So Sweet"
Well Sue, I Just Love The Tremendous Colour Combination The Black Just Adds That "POP"
To Your Extremely Beautiful Cutting Dies.
Sue, You Started Today's Card By Taking A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Cutting It To The Size You Required
You Embossed It Using The Luxurious "Jacobean Embossing Folder" To Add Texture The Detail Is Quite
Striking Indeed, It Makes Your Background Come Alive.
Sue Then You Cut Two Of "The Linear Elegance Edgers" Out Of "Coconut White Card" & Backed Them In "Aqua"
You Then Cut The Smaller Edger From "The Linear Set" Out Of "Black Card" Sue, You Then Added Them
To The Outer Sides Of Both Borders, & Then Added To The Edges Of Your Card With "Mounting Foam"
Sue, Then For Your Outstanding Focal Point You Cut Out Your "Molly Die" Out Of "Aqua Card" & Also Out Of
"Black Card" Using "The Black Card" As A Shadow Behind "The Aqua Die Cut" (Quite Superb)
Sue, Then You Cut Out "The Tahiti Die" Out Of "Coconut White" & You Cut It In Half (Once Again Transforming
Your Remarkable Dies) You Added One Half To Top/Bottom Of "The Molly Die". You Stamped Your Sentiment
"You're So Sweet" (Sending The Sentiment Right Back To Yourself) You Seated It On A "Pacific Ocean Tag"
You Had Cut Out In "Coconut White" Also Backed In "Black" Adding Your Mat/Layering Of
"Coconut White/Aqua/Black Foundation Card" Plus Your Signature Piercing A Few Pearls Here & There.
"Voila' Another Sue Wilson "Masterpiece" I Love The Colour Combination The Use Of "Black Card"
The Extremely Exquisite, Cutting Dies.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing "Today's Masterpiece" You Inspire Me Each & Everyday I Can't Begin To Tell You
How Much I Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin & Heather
Sue Lots Of Love & Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Another beautiful card love the dies you have used.
Thanks Helen

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really love today's card! I don't enjoy saying I'm not keen on a card - but I like to be honest! I do like the linear edger as it's so effective and Molly is one of my favourites. Thank you Sue!
It's After School Club again today so that keeps me at least out of mischief for a while! The mats for the children's Mother's Day Cards have all been cut from your very first Launch Dies! Now the name has gone just now - a curly oval shape!
Some things I missed yesterday! Sorry Elaine I missed that it was your Birthday - pleased you had a good day! Belated Happy Birthday to you!
Helen - sorry you are still suffering but good to know that the prognosis is very good! No more turning handles! Lol!
Laine great to see you and hear from you and thanks for telling us about Yvonne! Methinks she has been overdoing things. I know what you mean about mornings! Just don't ask others for their opinions as they can exaggerate more than a tad!
Carmen - I forgot to go back to see your post from yesterday! Good job Pam does! Thanks Pam!
Love to all, Myra xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just beautiful - love everything about that card. That edger is SO, SO ELEGANT.............
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and beautiful colour choice

A lot of work has gone into making this card and it shows, just lovely


Disco Queen said...

Simply stunning Sue! Love the colourway & level of detail. There is so much to look at. Theresa x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card in one of my favourite colour combinations. My other favourite being blush with vintage silver.

Special hugs to Pam and crafty hugs to all
Marion S x

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Beautiful card today. Love just the pop of black in it too so pretty. Xx

Love to all xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

I really like your card, I love the colour combination.

You give us plenty of lovely ideas

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Hazel said...

Good afternoon Sue, loving today's card it's beautiful. I to maybe don't like every card and would rather be honest. You put a lot of work in to each and every card, it would be a sad world if we all liked exactly the same things. That's why you have so many different dies for each and everyone to make their own designs. Thank you for that.
Now Myra. Would any of us tell tales about you??? No way, there is just some who get up very early. The children will love making their cards today.
Hazel x

Barbara (C) said...

The embossed background fits so well in with the design of todays card. A beautiful make....BarbaraC

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well what a beautiful card to greet me on my return. Aqua is a firm favourite and always makes for a stunning card. Up until now I have not given in to temptation as far as the Jacobean Embossing Folder is concerned but that may soon change x
The Tahiti die makes such a gorgeous focal point. I do own Tahiti, Bora Bora and Fiji and they are absolutely sensational x
My crafty stash has been laying dormant as I have been very much out of action due to quite a bad ear infection. Thankfully I am now able to be in an upright position without the room spinning and toppling over (not a drop of alcohol involved for all you cynics) x
Well apparently it is International Happy Day today. So on that note I will leave you all in peace and send love and happy thoughts to everyone, especially my blog besties - missed you all. I will need a few days to get myself up to date with things x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Sue MacFall said...

Very pretty and the colours are beautiful. Thank you Sue.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today. Love Aqua and white.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue, love all the wonderful Dies you have used and the colours.
Not too sure on the design, it's nice, different, maybe it's the edges. It would be a boring old world if we all liked exactly the same.
Elaine, hope all goes well for Andrew. Sorry I missed your Birthday ... Belated Birthday Wishes.
Myra, would we tell tales that you are usually last down for breakfast ... no! never, ever!!
Pam I echo your great daily Summary, thank you for all the effort you put into these.
Have a great afternoon everyone
Patricia xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

I think the Linear Elegance Edger die steals the show on this card. There is something about the lines of that die that always catches my eye first on a card it is used on.
Everyone, a good Monday...good week.
Stephanie K

sandieann21 said...

Love these colours. Great choice of die combination.

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry late on here today, hubby had to go to the opticians and I have been trying to organise a bit in my craft room, so I have got to be quick.

Sue this is a fantastic card today, gorgeous, you know I always love your work don't you.

I reiterate everything that Pam has said

Hope all is well with everyone who has problems today, sending healing hugs.

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

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

I lovely card today, I love the Aqua and White together, A match made in heaven.
Take care, love Brenda XXX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love today's card, aqua and white are always a favourite and I love the way you have used the Linear Elegance Edger. Molly is so pretty and Tahiti doesn't seem upset at all to have been cut in half lol.

Laine - good to see you again yesterday, keep it up :-)
PP - glad you are now able to be upright again (are you sure you are not telling us porkies when you say there was no alcohol involved?) but seriously, ear infections can be awful and I am happy that you are feeling a lot better.


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card today sue x my favourite colour combo and lovely dies x just looked at my short ( ahem ) list of dies and don't have the tahiti so another to add to my ally pally list x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Pam thankyou for your kind words x sending you a prayer and a hug too x
Carmen your words were a great comfort x thankyou x
Elaine so sorry I missed your birthday so sending wishes now x
Laine love reading your posts x
Yvonne sorry you've been poorly and glad to 'see' you back x sending a healing hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome card with great design. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, especially the borders love them

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the linear elegance edger and must have missed this one when launched - quite contemporary but also works so well with your other dies ... beautiful card design

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a pretty card, so crisp and bright, done in aqua and white. A perfect color combination and like so many others aqua is one of my favorite colors. The card really does show off your dies so clearly.

Have a wonderful day.


Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
A great card, more to my liking. Love the colours
Margaret xx

liz spooner said...

This is a very pretty card today Sue, and lovely colours.xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I do love the aqua colour.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all , sorry for the late post but had no net to day, to days card is stunning , love the colours and as always you show case the dies beautifully..... Wendy

BenteS said...

Wonderful, love the colours :))

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. That pop of black just adds a certain something x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and my favorite colors too. Hope your day was fabulous xxxxxxxxxxx

Theresa said...

oh this is so sweet. these colours just work, hugs xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, the aqua is one of my favourite colours.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, just popped back to read the comments and my early morning one has disappeared into the great beyond! After what I said yesterday, just so pleased to have realised that!!
So, Sue, a lovely card - thank you - pretty design and aqua always a favourite.
Echoing Pam yet again and sending hugs, another sad day for you but hopefully lots of happy memories.
PP - poor you, ear infections and dizziness dreadful - pleased you're on the mend and you need to be to put that Laine in order!!
Laine - didn't mean to make you feel guilty, sorry. Always love your rambles.
Bejay - we 'animal people' always get our priorities right, bye bye greenhouse!
Hugs to all, especially Elaine for your birthday yesterday and Cheryl and Theresa too.
Hope everyone had as happy a day as possible.

'P' in Wales

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.
Enjoyed watching Julia and her fabulous demoes, I love Woodware stamps.

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a striking card to begin the week with, i just love the aqua, white and black colour combo, it's so fresh and clean looking. I adore the Jacobean EF and am lucky to have it in my collection. I only wish that i could say the same about the other dies creating this little masterpiece....especially the Linear Edger die and the Tahiti, i really need to concentrate on catching up with my die collection before the new release is due. I would love to receive this card and really appreciate you taking the time to create it and then share it with us, thanksxxx
Well, its officially the first day of Spring today??!!??! However, not only have we experienced gale force winds, sunshine, rain and clouds but hail and sleet were also added to the mix today....all in all a GREAT day to be getting a wash and blow dry at your hairdressers! Yes, i was foolish enough to make the appointment armed with an impressive Lulu Guinness umbrella and bricks in my shoes to keep me grounded....Lulu's brollies are manufactured by the same company that makes the Queens umbrellas so i have high expectations. After having my hair back combed to within an inch of its life and sprayed with industrial strength hairspray i faced the elements with hope....and was met by a torrential hailstorm:-( Ah, that's the Scottish Springtime for you i guess:-)
Pam, how sad that you lost your hubby at such a young age, that must have been so hard for you. Sending my love and hugs to you today because it doesn't matter how many years have passed , the pain is still palpable for you. Thanks for your summary, its always a helpxxx
Elaine, thinking of you and Andrew today, hope his treatment went as planned.
P, hope you are okay sweetie, take carexxx
Yvonne, nice to see you back honey, glad you are feeling perkier again, speak to you soonxxx
Myra, so you're always late for breakfast then? Well, i say well done on actually making it because i know for sure that unless it was postponed until at least 10am i would be a no show:-)
Carmen, you are more than welcome to borrow shirtless George, and yes, September can be changeable in the UK but i hit the jackpot last year when the temperature exceeded 33C and i was met at the airport by a semi nude George and Yvonne....though she DID have ALL her clothes on despite the heat thankfully:-) Oh, by the way, I am not admitting guilt, simply choosing to remain silent lest i incriminate myself further:-)
Theresa, it fills my heart with joy that even one person may enjoy my ramblings, personally i would just scroll on by.....but thankyou for the kind complimentxxx
Frances, hope that you didn't get caught up in the freakish weather today, i feel for Darcey because she flatly refuses to use a litter tray no matter how bad the elements you have the same problem with your three?
Sending hugs to all my besties, Pat, Maureen, June, Maria, Wheely, Deb C, Tracy, the Naughty Nine, Alison and anyone in need of a cuddlexxx

Crafty hugs


Di said...

Hi Sue,
The aqua and black/white card is so fresh looking, love the dies and embossing folder so pretty. Another gorgeous card Sue.
Di B. x

Laura O said...

another great card ,love the colours ,Laura O

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the aqua is always a success sadly I don't have any of these dies
Pam how awful to have lost your husband at such a young age you have certainly had some trials in your life thinking of you and sending big hugs
Elaine I have Andrews treatment went as planned
Sending good wishes to all

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

What a beauty today! Love the dies and colours and the embossed background, of course. You used so many dies today, from different sets but they complement each other so well. Again, thank you so much for your amazing talent and creative mind and for sharing with us these beauties.

Pam - I am sending a special hug for you today.
PP/Yvonne – Welcome back! We missed you.
Elaine - Auburn colour is what I use, when I don’t do blond highlights. I hope Andrew’s treatment went well. My daily hugs for you.
Myra – It’s not a big deal. You can always go back to read all comments.
Theresa W.- That was the least I could do for you and for any who needed.
Laine – Thank you so much for the offer but I have to decline it. Everywhere I go I’m always accompanied by my 2 handsome full dressed bodyguards. However, Saba is very excited to meet George, and perhaps even more ladies would like to enjoy his company ... I am happy with my own boys.

International Happy Day is a really happy day for me (so far): first of all, the Kid is back to work! He is so excited to be here with us. He bought breakfast for the whole office: bagels, cream cheese and marble cheese. Isn’t he a sweet boy? How can you not care about someone like him?
That’s not all … my day got even better when I checked today. They have a special offer 15% discount for the Easter Category, Mach 20th-April 9th. Yes, you guessed, Sue’s Easter Basket (and some stamps maybe) will be mine in a few days! I love this Monday!

Have a great week everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette

Eunice said...

Very pretty card Sue, love your color choice and the dies you used are very interesting as well. Thanks for sharing!

Myra said...

It was the California Collection!!! Love Myra

CraftyJo said...

Cute :)

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hello Sue,
Such a fresh looking card today with the aqua and white combination. It's beautiful. I love the Tahiti die and it looks lovely popping out from behind the Molly. I need that Jacobean embossing folder so badly I feel an internet purchase coming on. I've has a glass of wine though so might wait until tomorrow otherwise who knows what might end up in my basket! Thank you Sue.

Pam, Brian was so very young, it must have been an incredibly difficult time for you. Hope you could remember some happy times to help you through today.
Elaine glad you enjoyed your special day. Hope all went well today for Andrew.
Carmen, I'm so pleased you don't want George, I'm happy to have him if Laine can spare him but don't tell the rest of the naughty nine. I'm already in bother with them for trying to induce a young man with electrical skills to come home with me and fit my new tv cable.
Yvonne lovely to see you back hope you are soon feeling 100%. How old is your George by the way?
Well done Myra, recall does take some time when you are getting older!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautifully crafted.

Sandy H said...

Pretty card. Love the embossing folder and the lovely aqua colour.
Take care everyone.

Jayem said...

Hello Sue

I will join the happy throng who love the colours you have chosen. It is amazing the difference embossing folders make in providing texture and dimension. I do wish more of your folders were available for those of us with the smaller machines. Mind you, my bank account would take a hit if they were!

Warmest regards

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Lyn H said...

A refreshing card, in my favourite colour!!
Very appropriate for Spring!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

This is such a pretty and colourful card. Love everything about it

June x

julie laz said...

Wow love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Viki Banaszak said...

This is gorgeous! This card would make anyones day so much brighter~

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another stunning and beautiul card.
I love the colour and all the dies you have used.
Love everything about this.