Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hell there bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a pretty done in brown tones (just to be a bit different!).  I started by cutting an aperture in a piece of coconut white card using the Tahiti die.  I embossed the aperture piece using the Jacobean Floral die set for texture.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  I cut another Tahiti die out of taupe card and used the inner cutting die to create a frame out of it.  I backed it with chocolate brown card and used the inside die from the Tahiti set to cut detail into the centre of the brown card.  I backed it with white and recessed the entire set into the aperture.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the smaller centre hexagon and seated it on the larger hexagon as a mat.  I tied a ribbon around the bottom of the card using white frilly edged ribbon and tied a double bow.  I cut several of the Striped Nasturtiums out of taupe card and used the outline cut in chocolate brown and glued them together.  I created three flowers and seated them around the focal element, adding bits from the Family Tree die set as accents.  The card was completed with white taupe and chocolate brown mats.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  9" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this one.  All for now, Sue x







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165 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, just perfect for a Wednesday Guveaway card.
Elaine, hope you got sorted with Amazon, just what you don't need at the best of times , never mind what you are dealing with now. I hope Andrews visit to the Consultant goes well, sending comforting hugs to you all.
Laine, good news about Mums mammogram, just need the same from the Colonoscopy now.
Glad that the Nine minus One arrived safely and nicely settled in. I bet there was lots of lovely chatter, laughter and more than a glass or two, raised to Maureen of course. Have a great time everyone, wish I was a fly on the wall to watch it all.
Cheryl, you will have a wonderful catch up time with Bryan, enjoy yourself. Your Wardrobe role sounds exciting and exhausting.
Maureen, hope you are starting to feel better now you are home and that all goes well for you and Geirge. Take care and rest as much as you can though.
Sharon, hope you are feeling better and have got rid of that nasty flu bug.
Weather sounds really wild outside, take care everyone, wherever you are.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends and all Carers too. CreweTrish, a special hug for you and your brother, Mum too.
.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card for the giveaway this week.
Nancyd xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. There are so many things that I thank you for that I wouldn't know where to start, but one thing I thank you for is for not only sharing this beautiful card front with us but giving us the chance of owning it too. Thank you ☺ 💖 xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card it's so pretty! The colour combination is gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a lovely card.
A beautiful bow.
Take care and have fun kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a pretty card today for a giveaway, I don't think you realise how much it means to us crafter's to own a 'Sue Wilson' original - it is priceless and such an honour to receive and treasure for always.

I reiterate everything that Pam has said above. Hope you are feeling a bit better Pam now that the antibiotics are kicking in.

Off to craft club today, we are making the trifold card that John Lockwood demo'd on Hochanda about a month ago using the Atlantic background die, so I am looking forward to everyone's creations.

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

Diane King said...

Lovely card. Great use of colours x

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card, very unusual but still fab.

Maggie B xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Such a lovely and elegant card for the giveaway this week. Like seeing brown card with gold, nice for a change and I think gives a softer look than black.

Hope everyone has a nice day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another of your gorgeous cards with a beautiful combination of colours. I love seeing your cards for many reasons and one of them is to see how colours work together, you put some lovely colour combinations together. The flowers look stunning and it nice to see some wide ribbon on your card. Good luck everyone for the draw.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is fabulous, this is my style, I love pretty cards and the colour combination goes so well together. Another great offering for the giveaway this week, thank you.
Hugs xx
Dawn S. in Cambridge

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning and elegant Sue

Gr Karin

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant & exquisite card today, I love the colour combination. The nasturtium flowers are stunning as are all your flowers. Yvonne xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love the gentleness of the colour scheme, not to mention the ribbon and bow.
Laine, so pleased that your mum's mammogram was clear. Elaine, hope Andrew has a positive day. Jumping on Pam's echo train again this morning, thanks Pam! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue.
Lovely card as you say pretty in browns.

Have a great day

Donna

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card today. Unusual colours but very pretty.

Barbara V

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour combination.Someone will be lucky to own this beautiful card.
Jan x

Barbara (C) said...

Brown is not a common colour for cards but there are some lovely shades in the Foundation Card range. The colour scheme has worked so well on today's card.BarbaraC

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A beautiful card for a very special someone.

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-love the colour combination.

Michele

Jan Sayer said...

Very pretty. The stripped nasturtiums look lovely.
Jan
Northampton

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card to brighten up this miserable morning. I love your colour combination. Thank you for giving one of us the chance to win it. Hugs xx P Austen

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful, love these colours.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. The colours look great.

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a lovely card who ever wins this card will be lucky nice colour combo and flowers .
CatherineV94 xx

Jan Jay said...

Good morning Sue, what a beautiful card, love the colour's, so pretty.
Have a lovely day xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the colour scheme on today's beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Anyone would be thrilled to own a card like this. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

This is a most beautiful card, and I adore the ribbon you have used. Love it. Thank you Sue, have a nice day, stay warm. Xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue a lovely card using my favourite striped Nasturtium dies
Denise x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love how the ribbon adds a pretty finishing touch.
B xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Still lovn those flowers!

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card for the giveaway Sue. Whoever wins it will be very lucky.
Thoughts and prayers to all.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card today it's a winner : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Elizabeth Harborne said...

Die cut based cards are so different and this is a lovely example. My own preference would probably be to use a pastel shade but this works really well. It is a very lovely card. Thanks, Sue.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, great colours
Marion S x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A striking and very pretty card in a lovely colour combination. X

Anonymous said...

Wow a wonderful card for the giveaway, Sue, very elegant and a great colour combo - a true 'Sue' card! It's saved for inspiration, always need a lot of that.
Echoing Pam as usual. Pleased the Naughty ones are having a great time.
Laine, the first piece of good news for your Mum, hurrah, hope the second likewise. Hugs for you, too, yes okay here and Saffron seems very happy though the tumour is growing. Bit of a waiting game - what is so upsetting is that the person who handed her in and had been feeding her for yonks (well, years) - though not claiming ownership - could so easily have sought vet help at an early stage. Finance was not an issue, just don't understand it.
Looks like a sunny day for most of us - enjoy.

'P' in Wales


Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Oh someone is going to be a happy bunny when they win this beautiful card
I do love bows on cards my bows need practice but when I get them right the look lovely
Good luck to everyone in the draw
I echo all of Pam's comments I hope the antibiotics have started to work Pam
Sue I hope you are rested now after a busy time
Take care and hugs to all
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a beautiful card and so different using brown. I love the unusual sentiment too. Another stunning giveaway card for a lucky person. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

rosiejt said...

I always like the different ways you use the Striped Nasturtiums and the Family Tree dies.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xxxx

hettygarlick said...

That's beautiful Sue. I love anything with the Nasturtiums on - it's my favourite flower die at the moment!

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

Superb card, you can't beat flowers and bows, they look fabulous!

Croquet Queen x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. I love the sentiment
Luv
Karen xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very pretty card. I love the sentiment.

Judith Tucker said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the colour combinations too.

ethansnanna said...



An unusual combination of colours for you, Sue,
but they work really well. A lovely card for a
lucky person to win!


Doreen x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty, elegant card this morning. Lovely.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card using two of my most favourite dies and a very classy colour scheme sets the whole design off perfectly and I love that sentiment too.

Izzy

di57 said...

Morning Sue

This is a lovely card.
The striped nasturtiums are the very best dies ever!

Have fun crafting today
Diana.x





lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Very pretty card for the giveaway, love the nasturtiums.
Lydia
X

Scottydog said...

An elegant card in an unusual colour combination which works so well. Not a colour I use at the moment (brown) but I can see that will have to change! Thank you Sue, someone will be very lucky!

Anne Kleszcz said...

Good morning. A very beautiful delicate card
Anne
X

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. I love the layout and colours you used.
Chris in Norfolk xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful.

Heather R Oxfordshire

June Horrocks said...

Stunner this morning sue love it it would look lovely in a frame thank you
June horrocks xxxxxxx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, looks really elegant with the black and gold x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue Lovely card this morning I have this die so I think I might be busy later today. Thankyou for showing it to us. Kind regards Ann Toppcards.

nattyboots said...

A very beautiful card Sue love the colours and design , good luck to everyone.

Pam after half an hour trying to talk to a person and not a machine , i managed too sort it all out ,they had put me on a Prime membership plan for a year apparently. Why do this ? anyway i will get the money put back into my account but it will take 4/5 days , i feel they are going to get as much interest out of me as they can .

Thank you all for the good wishes and messages for Andrew , hopefully he can continue treatment tomorrow.
Echoing all Pams lovely comments and sending hugs to all .

Elaine H X

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card this morning love the dies and colours, I wish I was rich so I could have every die as there all lovely but you do give us a lot of inspiration to motivate us.

Pam hope the antibiotics start working soon for you, Im still full of this virus the doctor said it is one of those that keep coming back and my age doesnt help either lol (thanks doc,I had scan yesterday so just got to wait to go to the docs for results next week, be glad when I know.It's freezing here this morning at the moment and we had snow yesterday, roll on Summer.

Love and healing hugs to all that need them and who are poorly I reiterate all Pam says to all as I have a terrible memory.

Love to all
Sharon
xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card!
Love the elegant design :))

Anne said...

Great card this morning, Sue - love the colours.

Anne (Northampton)

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, the weather is very weird here its really cold but at least the sun is out, I do hope it warms up soon.
A beautiful simple card this morning love the design to. hugs Shirleyxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

susyjune said...

Beautiful card. Have been considering this die ,now Ive made my mind up

jenny Briggs said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card really nice using different combinations of brown card

Jenny

Champagne Dvine said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!
Doreen R

Jayem said...

Much more my style of card Sue although it is nice to see the others.

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue and Sisters (mostly) Participating in Craft,

This is my favorite everything. Tahiti and Nasturtiums, chocolate and taupe, bow, Jacobean floral. And Tahiti is my favorite favorite. Thank you for letting one of us win it.

I like this one better than the one with black on the flowers. The chocolate looks so much better. That one had two of the lattice edger going diagonally.

Best to everyone, and what Pam said.

Love,
Donita

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. sorry I have not been around , been to Japan for two weeks and looking forward to having a catch up at what I have missed.. Beautiful card to day as always....... Wendy

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful card with a stunning centre piece!

June x

Hilary Bunker said...

Morning Sue,Lovely card and such different colours.

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card this morning, what a lovely colour combination. It's great to see a some of your gorgeous ribbon and a bow again. Thank you for sharing with us.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
Elaine good to hear things are sorted, hooe all goes well for Andrew . Xxx
Well we are all sat here having breakfast (Maureen Myra wasn't last down!!), having a natter. We are heading out for a spot of retail therapy in a little while. So much laughter and frivolity, but really missing Maureen. Thinking of you and George today sweetheart xxxxx

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue! I would love to give it pride of place on my wall of inspiration. Theresa x

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
I think I love each erything about this card from the colour scheme to the very lovely embossing on the background card. What a wonderful choice for this week's giveaway.
Bejay xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the colour combination. Love Jean from Wiltshire xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
I think I love each everything about this card from the colour scheme to the very lovely embossing on the background card. What a wonderful choice for this week's giveaway.
Bejay xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card. I have this die and it is one of my "go to" dies as I am never disappointed with the result.
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Like many others I love everything about this card and all the dies you have used.
The colour combination is striking and whoever becomes the winner of this lovely card will be jumping for joy!
Thank you, Sue, for giving us the chance to win one of your stunning cards!!
Lesley S x

Tressa said...

Very attractive card, I do like this more unusual colour combination.

Teresa

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this beautiful card; chocolate brown and taupe go together so well (I much prefer brown to black) and the nasturtiums are gorgeous as always.

Laine - happy that your mum's mammogram results were clear, fingers crossed for the other results.
PPixie - I know but I did say sorry :-)
Maureen - thinking of you and George today.

Frances

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue Anne everyone

A very elegant card today. Just lovely.

Echoing Pams comments today. X

Love Hel n xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A beautiful embossed background, intricate frame, gorgeous flowers, spray and bow. I love it.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Todays card is beautiful a lovely combination of dies and colours
Sending good wishes to all

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours. Laura O

ursula said...

This is just so pretty today Sue, love the colour combination, so unusual....thank you...luv Ursula xx

Annie Stamps said...

What a beautiful card to giveaway Sue:-) Love the octagonal shape and I really love the embossing folder you used.

Annie P
xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue x the colours are gorgeous together and really highlight all the beautiful detail in the dies x the embossing folder is wonderful but still haven't got it , yet ! Such a perfect pretty bow too x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!
Rosemary xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card and I love the colour combinations just that little bit different, thank you for your generosity in giving this away and it will be one lucky wilsonette who wins it
Maureen caring hugs to you and George today
Laine glad results were good for your mum hope the next ones will be too

Love and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card you are giving away - I love the colours. Thank you Sue.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A pretty card today I do love your cards with bows and flowers. I have just finished making a 10"x7" wedding card for my hairdresser using two of your shadow box dies joined together really pleased with the results because she hates girly, frilly cards. Pam I hope you are feeling a little better. Elaine I hope Andrew has good news today.

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Classically elegant, love it! Xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card. Like the colours very much
Margaret

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Yet Again You "Truly Spoil Us" With A Tremendous Creation But That's Not All You're
Willing To Give It Away As One Of Your Regular "Wednesday Gift Card Giveaways" You Are "Extremely
Generous Also So Very Kind" I Would Imagine All Of Your "Wonderful Blog Family" Would Just Love To
Win This Masterpiece Of A Card.....
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Anything For You" (Sentiment)
"Creative Expression:- Pearls"
"Creative Expression:- Coconut White/Chocolate Brown/Taupe Foundation Card" (Outstanding Collection Of Colours)
"Creative Expression:- Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression:- White Frilly Edged Ribbon"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Jacobean Embossing Folder" (One Of My Favourites)
"Sue Wilson The Tahiti Die Set"
"Sue Wilson The Striped Nasturtiums Die Set"
"Sue Wilson The Family Tree Die Set" (For The Foliage)
Today's Card:-
Sue, As Always You Took A Piece Of Card Cut It To The Size You Required, In This Case It Was "The Coconut White"
You Cut Out An Aperture Using "The Outstanding Tahiti Die" Once You'd Achieved This You Embossed It
Using "The Jacobean Embossing Folder" To Add Texture Such Beautiful Detail.
Adding "Mounting Foam" To The Back For Dimension, Then You Cut Out Another "Tahiti Die" Out Of "Taupe Card"
Using The Inner Cutting Die To Creat A Frame Out Of It, Then Backing This With "The Rich Chocolate Brown Card"
Then You Used The Inside Die From "The Tahiti Die Set" To Cut Detail Into The Centre Of The Brown Card
Then You Backed This With "The Coconut White Card" You Then Recessed The Entire Set Into The Aperture
Just Perfect Absolutely Outstanding.
Sue, You Stamped Your Sentiment "Anything For You" Cut It Out With Smaller Hexagon Then Placed On Top
Of The Larger Hexagon As A Mat, You Tied A Ribbon Around Your Card Using "The White Frilly Edged Ribbon"
Tying A Double Bow, Sue, You Then Cut Out Several Exceptional "Striped Nasturtiums" From "The Taupe Card"
Cutting The Outlines For "The Tremendous Flowers" Out Of "The Chocolate Brown" They Look So Extremely
Rich In This Colour Way. You Created Three Flowers Placing Them Around Your Focal Point Adding "Pearls"
To The Centre Of The Scrumptious Flowers, Then For Your Foliage You Used "The Family Tree Die Set"
Such An Exceptional Die Set Showing your Dies Can Be Converted In So Many Ways, You Then Removed
The Backing From Your "Mounting Foam" Placed This Onto A "Coconut White Card" With Your
"Famous Signature Piercing" Adding "Coconut White/Chocolate Brown/Taupe" Matting/Layering
HEY PRESTO!!!!!!!! WE HAVE A FIRST CLASS MASTERPIECE
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing,
Thank You For Your Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
"Good Luck 🍀 To All Blog Members I'm Sure Whom Ever Wins This Treasure Will Just Love It.........


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, love the different browns you've used. I might have the Tahaita Die so must go and have a play.

Nana on the Hill said...

Gorgeous card Sue, l can just see it in rich red & Silver for a Ruby Anniversary, just lovely.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! I love ALL the Pacific Ocean dies, they are beautiful. (Seem to be saying this every day LOL ).
And the colours work very well, too.
There will be one very lucky winner.................
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card. Love every element about it.

Jan D., FL, USA

Carol R said...

Lovely card Sue. Can you tell me what embossing folder you used please.

STELLA MUNN said...

Terrific card Sue. Might have to pinch this idea. The frilly ribbon is lovelly.
Thank you xx

Jean said...

So elegant and pretty!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.


Lovely Card. I really like the Tahiti die set and the Jacobean Floral background. It has a Black and Gold appearance on my screen, just showing it would be lovely in any colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

karenlotty said...

Very elegant Love the colours

barbara macaskill said...

Love the white bow with the white spray of leaves! A very lovely card that would look stunning on my wall! TFS!

val jones said...

Another stunning card Sue. Love everything about it.
Love Val in Spain xxx

gailgale said...

Such a lovely card!!!
I do love your cards and dies.
Thank you Sue.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

A truly elegant and stunning card for the giveaway this week. Beautiful background and gorgeous color combination. Thanks for the inspiration.

Good luck everyone for the draw.

Carol R – Sue used “Creative Expressions: Embossing Folder A4 - Jacobean Floral”.

Maureen - Thinking of you and George today.
Elaine - I hope Andrew has good news today and he can have the treatment tomorrow.
Yvonne / PP – Some people are envious of your talent, that's all.
The gang of nine minus one - Pleased you have a great time, ladies!
Laine – Glad that your mum's mammogram was clear. Fingers crossed for the other results.
Broadchurch – No, I didn’t expect a happy ending for the Latimers. Is it not disappointing to find out what a 16 years old boy did? 16 only! I wonder if Trish would have known who did it would have gone to the police? Based on her reaction, probably not.

Hugs,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Pawprintx4 said...

Wonderful card and the colors chosen are a nice change. I would love to win this card.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely giveaway card.
I would love to win it.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card for this week's giveaway,
whoever gets this beautiful creation I know will treasure it.

Love Brenda xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Fantastic card. Wish it was mine lol xx

Laine. Glad ur mom got the all clear. Great news x

Teresa c said...

Another lovely card keep them coming your a star xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
A gorgeous card, can't see the colours right but sure it is lovely
together. The gum machines were a delight to look at and the fish
bowl, it is such a so cute card. Thank you Sue.

Special thoughts goes to Maureen and George today.
Also to Elaine, Andrew and Helen. Crew Trish, Sharon,Nannatina, Wheelybad,
Tina,Laine and mum,Pam and to anyone who need one.
Sending warm hugs to you all,
Maria x

Sherry said...

sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Hello Sue, what a wonderful card for Wednesday giveaway.. lucky recipient. Good luck everyone. X

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful, elegant card today. I love everything about it.
Pam, hope the antibiotics are doing their thing.
June enjoy your craft cub.
Laine, pleased to read mam's news and fingers crossed for the next results.
Elaine, glad you've got Amazon sorted. Good luck for Andrew.
PP and Laine, forgot to say that I loved the poem and Laine's long missive.
Diane, Frances, Pat L, Carmel and Maria thank you for your thoughts.
George's identical twin died while I was in hospital after fighting for over a year and his funeral is today. I am upset at not being able to go and am waiting to hear about the service.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Stunning card Sue. So sorry to read that you're unable to go to the funeral today Maureen. Best wishes to you and George. Xx

ang said...

Fabulous card love the embossing angxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

2nd post today, sorry.

Just seen last nights post from Yvonne (princess Pixie) so thought I'd reply.

Physio went well thanks, in fact so well she's given me excercises and wants to see me in two weeks time now. So that's good.

I too am a big fan of Peter Kay's car share. Lasts nights was really funny. Shame next weeks in the last in this series. I can't believe how something so mundane can be so funny. Although saying that, my father in law popped round last week when it was on and just didn't get it. He kept saying, is he a taxi driver? Why is his back window dirty?

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely.
Beverley W

Narrowboat girl said...

This is such a pretty card Sue that I am surprised you can bare to part with it. Love the colour combo

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love all the dies you have used. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, love the colours and mixture of dies you have used
lots of love
Rosemary

liz spooner said...

This is a lovely card Sue. So nice.xx

DeeDee7770 said...

I love this card. You have used my favourite embossing folder and dies...I miss your pins though. Beautiful card Sue.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another gorgeous card being offered as a giveaway. Love the colour combo and the overall whole effect- very elegant

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanny Jo said...

That's a very pretty card, Sue.....one I might have to 'borrow'!!! You do bring us such inspiration with your daily blog. Jo xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Lovely elegant card Sue x x x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Great card and love the ribbon

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I agree that this is a really pretty card today and for me the stars of the show are the leaves done in white and the embossing folder that you have used.

Lisbeth

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Thank you. Great card for a freebie. Thinking of Maureen and George today. Echoing Pam's comments.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, The colour combination works so well.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card and I so like the combo of colours
JOY Xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Yet another real treat for the Wednesday giveaway, a true Sue classic, all that's missing is a stick pin!:-) The more I see of the Pacific Ocean Collection the more i love it, the Tahiti die is stunning particularly cut from the chocolate brown and taupe card. The colour palette is lovely though personally i would have used milk card rather than coconut white....just a personal preference, not because I think it would be an improvement. The EF and striped Nasturtiums deserve a special mention, they may not be the main player but we all need a strong supporting cast behind us:-) Thanks for choosing yet another fantastic sample as your gift this week, we are a lucky bunch!
I feel cream crackered tonight and almost didn't comment but then I gave myself a good shake because Sue NEVER has a day off so why should I expect one! Besides, today's card is such a beauty that it was only right and just that I made the effort to actually tell Sue.
Like the Naughty Nine, I too had a spot of retail therapy this afternoon and spent an eye watering amount of dosh....my large Yankee Candle Jar Candle sadly burned its last breath on Monday so I felt impelled to stock up on tarts , votives, tealights and reed diffusers in scrummy scents such as rhubarb crumble, pink dragonfruit and black cherry, mmmmn! We then made the mistake of going to M&S where they had just released their new summer range of food, the desserts are to die for and included orange profiteroles, Portuguese custard tarts and peach cheesecake, plus their other ranges were delightful, our fridge is bursting at the seams!
Elaine, hope Andrew had the good news he deserves today, sending hugs to you all.
Maureen, what a shame that you couldn't manage the funeral but its only to be expected given your injury...Ive fractured my pelvis before and the pain is excruciating when you try to walk, I developed a way of swinging my entire body round holding on to furniture as I went rather than taking actual steps, I think that a zimmer is the logical alternative though:-) I hope George coped as best he could with the upset of the day, it must be doubly dreadful losing a twin given the closeness generally between them. Sending love to you bothxxx
Diane, shockerooney, Myra makes breakfast thanks largely to her alarm clock Saba I take it:-) Nice to hear you had a jolly first night though, it must be hard not having Maureen with you, Myra must be completely out of control by now:-) I'm guessing some of the hard stuff is being imbued during your stay, I am so jealous and fully expect my blog status to be recognised by your October break and a formal invite to be in the post forthwith! Just think, we could be the Terrible Ten..:-)
P, when I hear stories of animals being abandoned when their 'owners' deem them to be a burden or inconvenience it really angers me. Saffron deserved better treatment in the past, I am just relieved that she is now being cared for in the manner she deserves by a kind, considerate and loving individual, her last days will be happy and content as a result:-)
Yvonne & Helen, i love Car Share too, Peter Kay is a comic genius! Loved the monkey strapped into the backseat with a seatbelt, when he had a wee all over Peter I almost wet myself with laughter, brill!:-)
Carmen, yes, you felt sorry for the 16yr old rapist because he had been coerced into the act, Leo was the real danger/predator.....it shocked and disturbed in equal measure but that is what I find brilliant about it, I will miss their double act, they had great chemistry on screen. Oh, and by the way, I am NOT jealous of Yvonne, if anything I pity her and her insatiable need for attention so I would appreciate it if you didn't give my fellow Wilsonettes the wrong impression, I do have a reputation to maintain!:-)
Sending plenty of hugs to my besties and anyone I may have forgotten, you know I love you allxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card to give away. The colour combination really makes it very noticeable. Would love to own it. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Julie Elli said...

Now that is one stunning card! It reminds me of a clock face? Just a gorgeous look, Regal and classy!
X

Maria Illsley said...

Just one word I can think of for this card ...Stunning xxx

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful

Vie
x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, unusual but just the same nice.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Eunice said...

Very nice card Sue, colors a bit different but they do seem to work!!!

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Love this card, very stylish, the colours are great and that gorgeous flower.
Cheers
Di B. x
Tasmania

Karen M said...

Good evening Sue,
Very nice card,love everything about it,I use the family tree a lot it's gorgeous.
Thank you for such a lovely card,
Best wishes
Karen M

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
This is such a stunning card x
The bow is beautiful - my bows never look that gorgeous x
Tahiti is the perfect centre focal point and the brown shades are wonderful x
Whoever is the lucky recipient of this card is going to be overjoyed x
I am going to be brief as it is so late. It was Apprentice Appreciation Night so the girls came round. Normally I manage to chuck them out about 10.30 but we were obviously enjoying each others company more than usual as we suddenly realised it was 11.20 and we had hardly paused for breath x
I will confess to not having read comments but will send happy thoughts and lots of love to you all especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Arlyn(O) said...

Hello Sue, Lovely card today but very big. But love the colour. Arlyn

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, love the combination of colours, chocolate brown compliments the taupe beautifully. The Tahiti die is one of my favourites, it always has the wow factor as a focal point. Add a beautiful bow and the striped Nasturtiums to the mix and you get sheer perfection. Thank you Sue for being so generous.

Well ladies, we have had a wonderful couple of days together with laughter all the way. We've shopped till we dropped, stayed up far too late, shared the odd bottle of something nicely chilled ( well the less sensible ones of us anyway) and have collectively talked the hind legs off the donkey. Maureen has never been far from our thoughts the whole time and we have missed her more than we could say. Thank you for your lovely comments and good wishes for our meet up. Rest assured the gang of nine will be back!
Maureen sending all my love to both you and George, may God bless you both and comfort you in the days to come.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
stunning card. The chocolate card looks good enough to eat and stands out beautifully against the taupe and coconut Hite. Lucky winner this week - good luck all.
hugs
Muriel x

Latenight Sandy H said...

Fabulous card. This colour combo is right up my street and you've used my favourite Family Tree leaves. The Tahiti die is beautiful.

Take care everyone.

Lorraine Mcneil said...

HI Sue. As always, you rock the card world. This is stunning.... How cool it would be to own a Sue Wilson Original. Good luck everyone.
Hugs
Lorraine

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love these colours together very classy.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Victoria Baxter said...

I do love this colour combination. Adore these flowers us they on most projects. Good luck everyone.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Today's card has that high-style flare! I love how the white frilly edged ribbon gives contrast to your stripped nasturium.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning, I especially love the colour combo. Just playing catch up with all the posts as have been away for work. Bx

Jan 23 said...

I love monochrome cards. The detail on this one is super.

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue this is amazing ans super stunning and such a fabulous card for
a give away.
Some one is going to be so happy to own this beauty.

Marilee said...

Classic elegance! I love it. Marilee