Sunday, 9 April 2017


Good Sunday morning all!  I am away at Ally Pally this weekend so there isn't a Comment game winner list to post until I return, but I found this pretty card in one of my files so I hope you will be okay with this until I get a chance to post the winners.  I started with a piece of milk card and embossed it with the Butterfly Dreams embossing folder.  I have to admit that it didn't end up showing through as much as I thought it would so this could easily be skipped if desired.  Next I cut the Mauritius die twice out of Antique Gold card and cut them in half.  I glued the cut edges of the die to the outside edges of my embossed piece, slightly overlapping at the corners.  I added a faux frame to it, but cutting strips of black card and gluing them to the edge of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut the centre die from the Charlotte die set to add a decorative frame to it.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Circles to add a matching pierced black mat and seated it in the centre of the card.  I completed the card with milk, black and antique gold card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Good morning Sue, such a beautiful card.
Sorry to hear from the AP visitors thst you aren't feeling too well, please take care of yourself, you need to rest more.
June, hope you had a good day both at AP and your other commitment too.
Elaine, glad the doctor was able to help Helen, hope she sees some improvement soon.
It was lovely to read the comments from the AP ladies, it seems a good day was had by all. Fir those that are going today, you will be in for a treat.
I only saw a couple of shows on Hochanda, spent most of weekend in bed with a chest infection, so dizzy and unable to stand so feeling very sorry for myself.
Hope everyone is well, hugs to all, especially our missing and poorly friends, guess I come under that this weekend.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful and elegant card.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I hope you will soon feel a lot better.
A Lovely card Thank you.
Pam I hope you too will soon be feeling better.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Sue hope you are feeling better and we are not wearing you out. You are very precious to us so please take care. This is one of my favourite dies and is so versatile, lovely card. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant colors and details!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

I don't think I can describe how I see this sample to compliment it enough as my usual - beautiful, gorgeous etc are not enough. I just sat and smiled as it loaded onto my phone. What I didn't smile at was hearing that you wasn't well. It's not often we hear if this news Sue so I hope today brings a better day for you, it must be so hard to spend all weekend meeting and greeting, doing demo's etc and not let it show but knowing you a little as we do via listening to you and watching you, you'd probably 'brush off' how you really feel !! But just in case you're feeling really yak today I'm sending lots of love n hugs and hope you feel a little better and hope you can either start and rest soon or are off non one of your lovely well deserved holidays ☺
Thinking of you lovely lady xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card it looks so much like antique gold lace. Love it. Sorry your not feeling well do take care.
Jan x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a clever way of using the Mauritius die, showing off it's versatility. How you have used it today changes the whole look of the die. I can visualize it with Diamond Sprinkles.

Sorry to hear you're not feeling up to par, do hope you improve quickly.


Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
So sorry to hear that you have been unwell, perhaps you have been working too hard. Such a lovely card today, very elegant and I love the way you have used these dies again, just ingenious. I hope everyone going to Ally Pally has a wonderful day.
Hugs xxx
Dawn Searle

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A very elegant card with rich colours of card. Could be for a special occasion or just a very special thank you card. Hope you had a lovely time yesterday but sorry to hear you are not well. Please take special care of yourself today as there is nothing worse than having to meet & greet people and do all your demos when you are feeling under the weather. Hope you get to have some R&R when this weekend is over or get to have a lovely holiday and just relax and spoil yourself. Take care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very opulent look to today's card, love the linear design of the Mauritius die.
Sorry to hear that you are unwell, hope you feel better very soon. X

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, sorry to hear that you're under the weather, hope you feel better soon.
Pam, hope you feel better soon too. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

hettygarlick said...

Mauritius again! I love that die so much. Unusual look with the Antique Gold. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Marion Bull said...

What a gorgeous card Sue that you have had tucked away in your files. I wonder what other treasures are lurking there! I hope you have enjoyed Ally Pally and not exhausted yourself and I'm sorry that I couldn't get there this year. Hope all went well!

Maggie B xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant card,very nice in gold,
Hope you're feeling better today xx
Sorry to see your poorly Pam,hope you are feeling better soon xx
Best wishes
Karen M

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great idea for a lovely card.. Hope you are enjoying AP
Denise x

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love the different way you've used the dies xx love Kim D

marg said...

Hello Sue
Sorry you aren't feeling 100% and hope it goes away soon!
Love the colours and design of todays card!
Love Marg

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
So sorry you are not feeling well, but I did see you soldiering on yesterday, although you were very busy demonstrating and I didn't get a chance to speak to you. I do hope you are feeling better today.
Chris xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, milk gold and black are my favourite colours and the Mauritius die is lovely. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly, I know people will understand if you relax and don't demo, after all we are all human and all have off days. Look after yourself and get plenty of rest next week. Take care
Love Diane G xxx
Pam sorry to hear you are poorly too, you look after yourself and keep warm and snug. Xxx
Hope everyone going to Ally Pally today has fun xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a gorgeous card in complimentary colours. I bought the milk colour card yesterday at AP as it was such a pretty delicate shade and it goes perfectly with the gold. I hope you feel so much better today Sue - I would never have known you weren't feeling great yesterday, you hid it so well. It must have felt a very long day for you. Your cards looked spectacular and your demonstrations were amazing - just wish I hadn't been pushed for time and could have stayed longer. Sending you my very best wishes and hope you feel far better today. Love from

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant & regal looking card today. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling too good, hope you feel better soon. Yvonne xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card x xhazel

June Horrocks said...

The card is stunning love it I hope you are a little better today it must be awful having to meet and greet and demo when your poorly we all love you take care
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue. It was so good to see you yesterday at Ali Pali. Thank you for all the demos. Hope you are feeling better today, take care.
Annette x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is stunning I love the colours and the way you have used the dies. I so enjoyed Ally Pally yesterday it was so good seeing you demonstrate and to see so many cards in the flesh. I do hope you feel much better soon and manage to get some rest. Those events are very tiring. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

A very elegant card Sue. I was going to say enjoy Ally Pally but the comments on the blog say you are not feeling great, so hope you feel better soon. Take care. Xx

ang said...

Lovely card, cream and gold so elegant angxx

ethansnanna said...

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling too good yesterday, Sue, hope today you are better.
Pam, too, take care and I hope today is better for you too.
Enjoy today at AP all who are going.
This card is a stunner, more dies to be added to my list!!

Doreen x

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card,love the colour combination. Have a good day at Ally Pally x

TDQ Karen said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well.
Get better soon
Love the card xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card, hope you fell a little better today. love Jean Z xxxx

Anonymous said...

Like everyone, upset to hear you're not feeling great but guess you put on a happy face for all your fans. Another busy day, then soon it's the shows on Hochanda - perhaps some R&R after that? You never fail us, no matter what, but we'd all understand if you needed a break, or indeed had to take one. Just feel so fortunate in having your blog.
Pam, you too take care, sorry you're poorly again.
Hugs to all. Enjoy your day to everyone going to AP.

'P' in Wales

P.S. Nice card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and clever use of the dies. Sorry to hear you are not feeling too well, hope you will soon be feeling better.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Hoping you have a great day at Ally Pally.
B xx

Jan Sayer said...

Good morning Sue. Hope you're feeling more yourself for AP today. Pretty card this morning.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, very opulent. Hope you're soon feeling better.


Anne said...

What a lovely card this morning, Sue.
Look after yourself.

Anne (Northampton)

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue..Beautiful card this morning. Hope your feeling better to day and lovely time AP.... Wendy

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue love the detail and the colour hope your enjoying AP.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and All in Your Thrall,

Thanks for keeping us fed even when you have big productions to put on. Maybe they will let you sit down for your demos, or take part of the afternoon off, or both, or the whole day off. Might be worth preventing a longer illness.
Same with you, Pam. Rest, rest, rest, and rest a little more.
We don't want either of you pushing it until you come down with something serious.
Yes your fans will be disappointed, but you give so much. We could give a little, too.
Thank you for the beautiful card.

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Another sample of your clever cutting and using one of my favourite dies, the lovely Mauritius and one of my all-time favourite colour combos when I need a classy card for someone this card is right up my street....tfs

Hope you're feeling better today...

Pam - hope you're better today too - probably the office musical chairs exercise didn't help


alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't very well yesterday and do hope that you are feeling better today. You will have to have a break after AP as you never seem to stop. Take care and hopefully enjoy AP. Love and hugs Alison xc

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Classy card. Love it. Great to see you at AP yday. I came past your stand three times after we said a brief hello but it was always busy with Wilsonettes looking at your fab demos. I enjoyed the show. Lots to see, do and buy! Hope you have a great day today also.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely elegant, rich card. The dies are gorgeous.
Hope you are well soon
Muriel x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card. Hope all going well at Ally Pally, sorry to read that you were unwell hope you are okay today.

craftyrn28 said...

Hi Sue, Lovely to see you yesterday, hope you will soon be feeling better. I love this card, yet another idea for use with your dies, you are such an inspiration. get well soon Valerie

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful card for today, fantastic.

It was such a pleasure as always to see you again at Ally Pally, as I am disabled I managed to get in at 9:30 (1st one through the doors) so was able to come and see you first for a quick chat before the main body of crafters arrived,m it was lovely to hear about your New Zealand cruise. It was such a shame that you are feeling poorly, as always whenever I passed your stand you were chatting and demoing all the time, the advice and inspiration you give to others knows no bounds, nothing is too much trouble, I am proud to call you my friend.

Pam, now what have you been up to, chest infections come on very quickly as we both know, you know what to do, take care and if necessary get to the Drs. tomorrow or ring MEDOC (not sure if you have that were you live but it is a service which advice over the phone and if necessary get you into another Drs. pronto) and they will help you. Take care my friend.

I was only able to stay for an hour at AP but if you have not seen them yet, Sue had her new Dies and stamps etc. for sale, they were going like hot cakes, so lovely to see.

Special hugs to everyone who needs them especially Elaine, Andrew and Helen, hope you get the help you need.

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

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, lovely elegant card using the Mauritius die which is one of my favourites.
Sorry to hear that you weren't very well yesterday, hope you are feeling a little better today.
Enjoy Ally Pally to all who are going today.
Marion S x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Very classy card today Sue a real eye catcher and beautiful colours too.
Sorry to hear your not well, please try and take it easy and get well soon.
Pam sorry to hear your poorly please take care and get to the docs tomorrow, we don't want you ill.
Really glad you had a good time at AP yesterday June, Iam definitely going to try get there next year.

Love and healing hugs to all that's poorly or in need of them

Have a good day all
Love Sharon

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very opulent, thank you for sharing.
I'm sorry you are a bit under the weather, please take care of yourself and have a rest, there are a lot of bugs about just now,
Lovely to hear the stories from AP, glad you all enjoyed yourselves ladies. Meantime take care, Jess xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely, the milk and gold cards were made for each other. I couldn't make Ally Pally this time but it looks like you are all having a great time. SueL x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really elegant and lovely card. Very classic colour combination. Hope you enjoy day two at Ally Pally. Have a great Sunday all. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling brilliant, p,ease take care of yourself. Today's card is lovely and would be good fir a man card as well.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam please look after yourself too. Hope you feel better soon. X

Kate's Cards said...

Get well soon Sue. Xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful card this morning and a fabulous colour choice to. hugs Shirleyxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very stylish card today
Doreen R

Annie Stamps said...

Love the colour combination Sue, very elegant. Have a lovely time at Ally Pally. Wish I lived close enough to go. Guess I'll just have to wait for the Port Sunlight show in a few weeks time.

Annie P

Vick said...

Morning Sue,
I do hope you are feeling better, i love your card as always! Precious! Hugs, Vick xx

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue, looks very regal.

sued99 said...

Very pretty card. x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very elegant with the gold and lots of intricate detail. Enjoy Ally Pally.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another lovely card! Have a good day at Ally Pally.
Rosemary xx

jenny Briggs said...

Good morning Sue
Very stylish card have a lovely time at Alli palace I'm resting after my day there and crafting with my new dies i bought


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue sorry you are not feeling too good ,i personally think you should take a few days break to recharge the batteries , we will still be here for you when you are rested and feeling better.
A very pretty card and dies and such a lovely design.

Pam you too need to rest and take care of yourself, i do hope you feel better soon.
June so pleased you got to AP your hubby is a good un.

Sending big hugs to all especially our Sue.
Take care
Elaine H X

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Sue, Where Have You Been Hiding This "Tremendous Card" It's Extremely
Exquisite, Very Beautiful I Love "The Mauritius Die" For Many Reasons, I Truly Would
Love To Have Elegant Cards Like Today's Card In My Files But No Such Luck,
I Love The Stupendous Colour Combination So Extremely Striking....
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Milk/Black/Antique Gold Foundation Card"
"Mounting Foam" (For Dimension Always Used In Your Tremendous Cards)
"Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder" (Just Beautiful)
"Sentiment" "Congrats" (Beautiful Font)
Star's In Today's Card:-
"The Mauritius Die Set" (From The Indian Ocean Collection Extremely Exquisite)
"The Charlotte Die Set"
"The Double Pierced Noble Circles Die Set"
Today's Card:-
Sue, You Started With A Piece Of "Milk Card" Cut To The Size You Required You Then Embossed It Using
"The Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder"
You Next Cut Out "The Mauritius Die" Twice Out Of "The Antique Gold Card" You Then Cut Them In Half
Glued The Cut Edges Of The Die To The Outside Of Your "Butterfly Dreams" Background Slightly Overlapping
At The Corners.
Sue, You Added A Faux Frame To It By Cutting Strips Of "Black Card" You Then Glued Them To The Edge Of
Your Card. You Stamped Your Sentiment "Congrats" (Exquisite Font) Sue, You Cut It Out Using The Centre Die
From "The Charlotte Die Set" To Add A Decorative Frame To It, You Then Used "The Double Pierced Noble Circle"
To Add A Matching Pierced "Black Card" Mat, Placing This In The Centre Of Your Card With "Mounting Foam" For
Dimension, You then Placed This Onto A Piece Of "Milk Card" With "Mounting Foam" That Had Your
Famous Signature Piercing Around The Edges, Adding "Pearls" To Your Card Then Completing With
"Antique Gold/Black/Milk" Matting/Layering.
Just Superb, Luxurious, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing "Today's Extremely Exquisite Card"
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Plus Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Like everyone else I was very sorry to hear you were unwell. I do hope this weekend doesn't take too much out of you! It's hard enough when feeling 100% I would imagine! Please take care of yourself. Sending hugs and thanks for all your kindnesses!
I , too, love today's card and it does look so rich and opulent without being in any way over the top! That's kind of hard to achieve , I think!
I was really brief yesterday as had migraine so being on iPad wasn't a good idea!
Everyone seems to have enjoyed Ally Pally! I've watched a couple of the Hochanda Shows - Julia's and Phillis on catch-up! Looking forward to John's Show at 2pm!
Love to everyone! Wheely - you are such a Star . Just read your comment this morning!
Pam - sorry your aren't well either! Patricia and Jess are under the weather too!!
It's another lovely day - enjoy it if you possibly can.
Beverley Fuchs - I totally agree 3000 miles is a little to far to come to Ally Pally! I thought around 200 miles was too far !!!
Love Myra xx

barbara macaskill said...

Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally! This is a very pretty card! I ❤️ the gold card Stock! Will be waiting when you get the chance to announce the comment winners!
Hugs and hopes that you have a wonderful time!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Georgeous card sue great colour combo too. One of my favourites. Hope u get some rest after ally pally as I hear ur under the weather but being the trouper u are continue to craft throughout the day.
Hope everyone has a good day xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well what a wonderfully opulent card I find to greet me on my return after my holiday in the Isle of Wight (with an annoying absence of Wi-Fi)!
I have missed the blog and was very worried that I would miss the blogathon featuring your amazing spectacular stunningly extraordinary new launch - so happy it is still looming and I will be able to savour every moment with admiration and pure joy x
I am at present wading my way through unpacking and a huge mountain of washing. Thank goodness for the beeeyoootiful weather. The sunshine is on hand to dry my heavily fabric softened laundry and it is smelling divine - small pleasures x
To everyone who is 'ally-pallying' this weekend (well jeal), you are so lucky. I hope you have had a fabulous time - and let's face it - how could you not??!!
I am planning a session of comment and card catch up this evening so I am up to speed with everything x
Happy thoughts and oodles of love to everyone especially all my blog besties - you know who you are x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous card, made using one of my favourite dies in such an ingenious manner. And I shall adopt the "faux frame" technique, if you don't mind. Saves SO much card and gets rid of the strips which I'm accumulating all over the crafty den.
Enjoy your Ally Pally day, it looked busy there on Saturday....
Hugs, Rose

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonetts
Another beautiful card for the day Sue love this colour combo it works so so well
Sorry to read that you are not feeling well Sue and I wish you a speedy recovery from whatever it is that ails you. Hugs 🤗
Ohh Pam you too. I do hope you can get on top of you chest infection doctors appointment on the cards me thinks. Soon as you can eh xx
June I was well jealous of your visit to AP I know Sue is more than happy to chat to and help all her followers the new dies look just as wonderful as they always do I have to say i have pre ordered some naughty step beckons lol
Special hugs to Helen, Andrew and Elaine chin up you guys. xx
Nice to see a few old faces back on the blog
Hugs to all that need one enjoy AP all those lucky people that are attending
Take care
Theresa G

Vie Carter said...

Love this antique gold card


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love milk and antique gold together it is such an elegant match. The Mauritius die is lovely and this card shows it off beautifully. I was sorry to learn that you were feeling below par yesterday but carried on regardless, you are such a trooper. I hope you are feeling brighter today but please take care of yourself.

PP - Welcome home!
WheelyBad - I was sure that I left a comment for you yesterday but it is not there so I guess I must have had a senior moment. Sorry for Mr W but his spirit is great and there will be something for him soon I'm sure. Glad you had a nice walk in the sunshine with Billy, good for both of you I should think. Really hoping that the doctors can help you now that you have had some psych sessions. It is a disgrace that some doctors don't listen when you discuss medication, my sister has the same problem. Hope you continue to improve.
Pam - pleasse look after yourself, these chest infections are becoming too frequent. As Izzy said, the office musical chairs probably haven't helped.

I am jealous of all those that have lovely sunshine today, enjoy! It is very dull and overcast here and Norah's hills are semi-shrouded in low cloud but at least the breeze is helping to dry the washing.


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue so glad that you found this card in you files as it's beautiful, and deserves its day in the sun.
Enjoy Ally Pally.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card Sue. It was wonderful to be back at Ally Pally yesterday
seeing you work. Sorry you was not well but you wouldn't know as usual
you made us very happy to see you. Hope you soon feel better and can have
some R+R after today.

Pam- please take care and hope you feeling better soon, if not
see the doctor (it's an order!) hugs x
Elaine- sending hugs to you all. Glad Helen have support at this sad time x
Yvonne- welcome back. Hope you had a nice relaxing time away and now
ready to tackle Laine or is she Carmen's friend now,ooooh :-) x
Wondering tho if Carmen is the only Canadian on the blog, anyone else
out there ?
Hello back Helen Bell, sorry we missed eachother. We'll try again at
the Autumn one, hope to see you and the others then x
Jess and Patricia- wish you both better. This virus is going on for
ever. x
Hugs to everyone,Maria x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card i love the gold card stock and layout. Thanks Helen Terry

Sue MacFall said...

What elegant colours - they suit this card so well. Thank you Sue.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning card.Really envious reading about AP.I hope you manage to get some rest over the next few days.
Elaine hugs to you and your family when does Andrew have his next appointment. Pam look after yourself your chest infections are getting more frequent.

Owlish said...

Yeah another lovely card there is always something really nice about using gold it always looks really classy

liz spooner said...

This is very pretty and elegant, love how the dies fit together.xx

DeCor said...

Love this card today Sue. Hope Ally Pally is going really well for. Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Take a good rest after the show things are done and get well soon.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely to see you yeaterday. Gorgeous card

Scottydog said...

Lovely to meet you at Ally Pally today Sue. I hadn't realised you weren't feeling well, as the trooper you are you hid it well! Hope you can put your feet up when you get home! Lovely card - as usual! Looking forward to your die launch, especially your stained glass ones.

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely colour scheme Sue. Hope you are feeling better & can take a few days off after Ally Pally to rest.

Karen Drew said...

So lovely. Great colour
Karen xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this with us. Beautiful day today but think the pollen is high. Cannot stop coughing. Did comment last night about Sue not feeling too well. Pam. Patricia and Jess sorry to hear you are all not feeling too good. Take care. Echoing Pam's comments.

Tressa said...

Pretty card. Like the structure.

Hope your drive home was as fast as ours was and you are now relaxing after this long busy weekend


Saba said...

Gorgeous card today and such a clever use of the Mauritius die, love it. I don't think I've seen you make a faux frame before, something I would never have thought of doing but will definitely try. I would have loved to have been at Ally Pally but so very sorry to hear you were not feeling well though. I hope you can get some rest and soon feel fit and well again. You work far too hard Sue.

Pam so sorry to hear you are feeling unwell too, hope tomorrow is a better day for you.
Littlelamb sending you get well wishes too, so many coughs and colds going round, both Patricia and Jess are suffering and poor Myra's cough is still bothering her, I'm keeping well away from the lot of you!
It's been an exhausting couple of days for me, the Party went really well and yes there was a lot of prosting going on but it very late when we finally got away and the clearing up the day after was hard work. I'm flying out tomorrow morning for my UK visit, bags are packed ( plenty of space left for crafting goodies to bring home), alarm clock set and bed for me very soon.
I hope everyone who managed to go to Ally Pally had a wonderful time.
Love and hugs for all especially our poorly ones.
Saba xxxx

Julie Elli said...

Totally vintage!! Lovely card Sue. Xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love all the lines on the Mauritius die, they look so Art Deco, but what looks really pretty is they way they have been made to overlap on this card. Fab colours too.


Di said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card just lovely, Love the embossing, dies and the beautiful sentiment.
Di B. z

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful cards over the last few days. It was lovely to see you yesterday at Ally Pally. It was a shame that you had been so ill before gand while you were in and coming back from Australia. Hope you feel a bit better today.

CraftyJo said...

Pretty :)

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card again today Sue. Very elegant. Hope you'll soon be feeling better.
Pam, hope your chest improves quickly. It's no fun getting such frequent chest infections.
Echoing Pamagain today as it's late and I need some sleep.
Hope everyone enjoyed AP.
D xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I like how you have used the Mauritius die, it looks like a good technique. I also like the classic colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Hope you're feeling a better today and that you can manage to rest a little to help your recovery.
To Pam and everyone else who are not well, I hope you too feel better soon. Xx

Sarah Walsh said...

Lovely card and I love the colour combination x

Pawprintx4 said...

A very pretty card as always. Glad it made it out of your file for all of us to enjoy.
Stephanie K

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Sorry it's late, worn out from yesterday. This card is lovely. There's that Mauritius die again.

It was great to see you again Sue yesterday in your element helping everyone who came to your table. So sorry you have not been well. I said that you looked well and that you had lost weight. Little did I know you had been and were still poorly. You were a real,trooper though, you had many including me foooled. Would love to hear about your recent travels, sounds lovely, apart from being unwell obviously. I am still amazed that you can remember who everyone is, myself included.

Pam, sorry to hear you're not well. I hope you feel better soon.

Maria I am so sorry I missed you. I was looking for you, but didn't know what you looked liked. I managed to say hello to Sandra again but it was late and she told me you had left. I hope you had a good time. Yes perhaps we could try again in September! I didn't really enjoy it yesterday, but it was only because I was in pain and frustrated by my shoulder. I took your advice and wore my sling, but I still got barged into quite a lot. So I felt a bit sorry for myself. I didn't get there as early as I'd have liked either because I didn't realise the buses didn't start running until 7. More frustration at not being able to drive as I usually park at the station. I bought an embossing folder and some gilding polish and a few gems and stamps. Not as much as normal, but I would have struggled to carry more anyway. With hindsight, I should have probably waited until September. It was a bit much for me really. However, seeing Sues samples was great, especially the ones using the new dies.

I'm sorry I've not read everyone's posts properly yet. I hope all who went yesterday and today had a great time and bought lots of goodies, and those that didn't enjoyed the shows. I have them to catch up on too.

Sorry for long post.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling too well. I really hope you will soon feel better. Just sending a little get-well sunshine your way because you’re always a bright spot in our days.

Very elegant card today. I love the colours and the way you have used the dies.

Pam - Sorry to hear you're not well. Maybe you should see the doctor. I hope you feel better soon.
June – Glad you got to AP and had a good time.
Elaine - Sending hugs to you all.
Maria – What are trying to do? Where did you get the idea that Laine is my friend? :)You know how miserable Laine felt without PP.:)I just couldn’t pour more salt on her wounds ... But friends?:)
That makes two of us? Maybe we’ll have a nice surprise and find out that another Canadian joined the club?!
PP/ Yvonne – Welcome back! Hope you enjoyed your vacation. Somebody missed you more than you think. You know who :)
Laine – Time for you to come back.

Everyone seems to have enjoyed Ally Pally! Maybe I’ll join you in September!

Lovely day here: nice weather, great time with my 2 favorite men ... It was my son b-day but since he started exams (he had already one on Friday and one on Saturday, 3 more to go) we took him out for lunch only. The cake and champagne will follow in 2 weeks, when he’s coming home.

Have a great week everyone!
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, but still the only Canadian Wilsonette

Sandy H said...

Such an opulent-looking card. Must try the faux frame.

Hope you are soon feeling better. Sue.

Take care everyone.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

At first I was put off by the colour of the card which did not appeal. However, it is worth looking a little closer at the elements and thinking about how I would apply these in a different colour.

Thanks for the ideas

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Nana on the Hill said...

Gorgeous in Gold! Perfect for a Golden anniversary. X

ursula said...

Another beauty here Sue...can think of many occasions for this card....luv Ursula xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Lovely card Sue, very elegant x x x