Thursday, 27 April 2017

You Are The Best

Hi crafters!   Here's one from an older release that I missed!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder for texture.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Ovals to cut a wide frame.  While it was still in the dies, I laid it on the same embossing folder, leaving the folder open, but covering it with the tan mat and several sheets of paper, then the raspberry plate and embossed it as well.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame to raise it.  Next I cut the inside decorative die from the Geneva die set in Navy Blue card.  I used the ribbon threader die from the Belgian Tags set and cut it in white.  I wove a piece of navy blue wrinkled satin ribbon through the tag and then attached it to the centre of the Geneva cut out laying the ribbons outstretched.  I attached the frame over the top with the ribbon going under the frame.  I tucked the ends of the ribbon behind the card and taped them.  I added a double bow to the side and topped it with a satin ribbon flower embellishment and two stick pins.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the cutting edge die from the tag and seated it in the centre of the tag after giving it a light inking with Stormy Sky ink.  I added pearl corners to all four corners.  The card was completed with white and Navy Blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x 8 1/2" in size.

Don't forget, today is the day!!  The drawings for the winning dies will be done and posted later this afternoon!   Don't forget to check back then!!!  All for now, Sue x






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174 comments:

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great Thursday card Sue.

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, so gorgeous. Must try this one.
Fingers crossed for all in the draw today, good luck fellow Wiksonettes.
Maureen, I know you are sad about not being able to attend the funeral but your brother in law would understand and he will be with you always, every time you look at George you will remember him too. Your health is not good enough yet, you must be careful.
Helen, good that the physio is going well, soon have you back to normal.
June, did the craft club ladies delight you then, I'm sure they would.
Well, the Naughty Nine minus One seem to have had a really good time, all the laughing, chatter, shopping, eating and drinking seems to have been a winning combination in spite of missing Maureen, I know she us never far from your thoughts. Myra, you did well to be at breakfast before the last.
Elaine, I'm hoping that Andrew got some positive news yesterday, hugs to you all.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends, their Carers too, CraftySueToo, Crewe Trish, And everyone.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous card. Good luck everyone in the prize draw.
Nancyd xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a beautiful and elegant card today. Navy and white always looks fresh.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, lovely bow and stick pins.
Good luck to all.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card. I love this colourway. It's one of my favourites.
Healthy hugs to Pam and reiterating all her well said comments.
Thoughts and prayers to all who need them.
Crafty hugs and good luck for the draw everyone.
D xx

Crafti Macky said...

Striking card today Sue, love the colours you have used and the dies look fab,

thank you,

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous and elegant card today. The white and navy is stunning together and really shows off the die cuts.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. The colours are beautiful and the big looks gorgeous. Very elegant.

Barbara V

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very classy and elegant card. The colours are beautiful. Love the way you have embossed the frame to match your background. The dies work beautifully together. The ribbon and stick pins finish this gorgeous card off. Will have a go at making this one. Good luck to everyone for the draw later today.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Simply elegant and gorgeous. Have a great day Sue,hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ang said...

Lovely card angxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the embossing on this one! Looking forward to your winners post.... fingers crossed!

Craftynetty said...

A lovely, elegant card and I love navy blue and white. Thank you

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning lovely. Everyone will agree that YOU'RE THE BEST in our books. Let's face it Sue without you, the blog and all the wonderful tools you bring to us (not forgetting the other wonderful CE family) Julia Lisa Phill and Mr L then where would we go for inspiration, and good quality plus versatile craft goodies ? So this sentiment is flying its way back to you (and im not grovelling because of what day it is Sue has no say in who is chosen to receive a new die) ! It comes from following Sue for a while and without these brilliant dies I'd still be stuck buying decoupage kits lol. This is a stunning sample and I'm so pleased you gave it it's day on the blog ☺
Sending love n hugs as usual, have an exciting day, I'm sure we will xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
Wow! A gorgeous card today, it may be an old one, but a real stunner. I always love seeing the bows and stick pins as they are my favourite embellishments. The colour of the ribbon is lovely.
Looking forward to the draw this afternoon, good luck everyone.
Hugs xx
Dawn S. In Cambridge

Anonymous said...

Such a luxurious card, Sue, love the embossed oval and will try it with caution (having once cut into an EF through not following instructions!) Great to have a lovely bow ands stick pins again.
Echoing Pam as usual.
Special thoughts for Maureen and George, also Andrew with his treatment.
Laine - great smellies!!
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This one certainly deserves its time in the spotlight. It is lovely. Love the colours together, the ribbon is such a rich colour. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love your big bow! Love Jean from Wiltshire xxx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! Debra x

Donna Golby said...

Sue another lovely card. I need to have another go at embossing whilst still in the die I think it finishes it off well.
Good luck ladies and have a great day

Donna

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous card, glad it has its day in the blog. It deserves it. Love the embossed frame. The stamped sentiment looks like its letter pressed, it looks lovely.

Maureen, sorry to hear about Georges brother and you missing the funeral. Hope it went well and that you are not in too much pain. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Such a shame you've missed your trip too. Sound like you have been very much missed though.
Hope the gang of 9 minus one had/are having a great time.

Thanks for your comment Pam, hope you're feeling better. Echoing your comments too.

Love Helen xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
I just love Navy and White, your card is stunning.
Chris xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Amazing, incredible, gorgeous! Can you tell I love this card? Always happy to see a big bow and stick pins but have to confess that I'm another person who didn't follow your instructions properly and cut into an EF!
Maureen and George, thinking of you. Pam, you say everything so beautifully so I'm just going to echo you again. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card, love the blue ribbon, the bow really sets it off.
Annette x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a stunning card this morning, back at you with the sentiment. Your Noble dies are my most 'go to' dies out of all of the sets I own.
Hugs x
Heather T

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this. Great colour combo. Love navy.

Chris Curry said...

This is a beautiful and elegant card Sue, thank you. Have a nice day. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful and very elegant card in a lovely colour combination. Love the Geneva die set and the satin flower is gorgeous. X

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, this card is gorgeous. It may be using older dies but it reminds us all not to forget about them and get them out and have a play with them again. By the way, I love the navy blue and white

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the ribbon threader die and the striking colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.
Good luck to everyone for the giveaway draw. Soooooo exciting!!
Hugs.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue your card is gorgeous. I love everything about it. How exciting good luck everyone. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, just love that colour combination.

Michele

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card love that blue.

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Oooooh, you have ticked all my boxes and floated my boat with this gorgeous creation.
I haven't used stick pins for quite a while now due to postage costs (which entails some going as a small parcel). Maybe add them to cards for my dear hearts.

Gurt squashy ((((hugs)))) to all our poorly friends and their families.

Good luck in the draw everyone.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxxx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, like other Wilsonettes, I too love this card. Great to see the return of your lovely stick pins and ribbons. Like your colour choice too. Good luck for the draw everyone. Hugs x P Austen

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a gorgeous card the colours are strikeing i love the way you embossed i must try that.
Catherine V94 xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is certainly a WOW card. I love the navy and white together and the bow is great.

Love Rosemarie X X

ethansnanna said...



Stunning card, Sue, love the colourway and the
ribbon bow and stick pins.

Good luck to everyone!



Doreen x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card,love the colour combination.Good Luck everyone.
Jan x

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love navy and cream xx love Kim D

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the big bow too.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love navy and white together. A lovely card.
Jan
Northampton

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a fantastic card today Sue, the sentiment says it all, the colours are superb and I really, really like the flower embellishment, did you make that as well??

Pam yes my craft ladies enjoyed their card making yesterday, I am so pleased I did the instructions for it so that they could follow it as well, next week we are going to do some stamping and embossing on a card. Hope you are feeling better.

I also reiterate everything that Pam has said for us, and hope Andrew gets good news.

Big hugs to everyone who need them today, you all know who you are.

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

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, and that rich navy card is so sumptuous!

Good luck to all for this afternoon.

Croquet Queen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely to see some of the Golden Oldies again, they work so well together on this card and love that beautiful navy ribbon...

We're in for a really exciting afternoon - can't wait!

Izzy

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, really pretty dies, beautiful embossing folder (one of your favourites I believe) and such a pretty colour. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to the draw letter although I will probably have to wait until I'm home as internet hotspots are a bit thin on the ground. Take care.
Love Diane G xxx

Pam echoing your comments this morning xxxx
Elaine I hope treatment for Andrew can go ahead today xxx
Well we had a great day at the shops yesterday and returned with several bags between us. There was a run in a certain cardigan and we all wondered when we met for dinner if we would all be wearing it but no. All being well with Maureen and George today I will call in on my way to the airport and give them both a big hug. I have to save my reputation with her as Myra sent her a photo of me with 4 glasses of wine and an empty bottle last night! I was in charge of pouring honest!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
This card is a beautiful cream on my screen, I love it!
Lovely seeing the Stick Pins and Bow again they finish it off so well!
Good Luck everyone!
Love Marg

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card - very regal looking. Good luck everyone this afternoon xx

Anne said...

Love the way you have embossed the oval frame on this pretty card, Sue.

My fingers are crossed for this afternoon!

Anne (Northampton)

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love your bows & stick pins as it adds a touch of regency about them. I love using embossing folder's as it adds depth to a card & also if the recipient is impaired they can feel that depth. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love this card I do like ovals may have to add them to the wish list!

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving the look of todays card ,the dies , colours ,style and stick pins all beautiful.
Good luck everyone for the draw this afternoon .

Pam and all friends , Andrew was at the Hospital for 8.O0 this morning so fingers crossed he can go ahead with treatment .

Echoing all Pam has said again today,and hoping you are feeling much better Pam.
Sending big hugs to all and a special big gentle hug for Maureen.

Elaine H X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, nice card!!! Good idea to emboss the oval I like it!!!
Good luck with the draw!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the navy & White combination, it is so smart & elegant. Always like to see the trademark stick pins!
Hope you are not too exhausted from your trade show?
Thank you for your inspiration as usual Sue, take care.

Good luck everyone in the draw.

Yvonne19856 said...

Good morning Sue. Oh what a stunningly beautiful card. I love it. The royal blue really makes it stand out. Xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely to revisit some old friends and a lovely card. Great bow and oval frame
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I absolutely adore this card. It is so classy with the navy blue and I really like the way you have embossed the frame. I shall definitely be doing more of this in future. Thank you for yet more inspiration. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Marion Bull said...

Beautiful card, so elegant. I just love it!

Maggie B xx

Marleine Rayner said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely , sophisticated card.

This would look outstanding displayed in anyone's home. X

Tressa said...

A striking and lovely card. I wonder if I can try this embossing technique with my electronic cutter; must try when I finally clear out my 'craft' room and find some space.

Teresa

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

Wow what a stunning card definately going to try this out with die cutting and embossing and the colours look lovely as well

Good luck to everyone today, Hope your starting to feel bit better now Pam and the meds have kicked in.

Love and healing hugs to all who need them and who are poorly
Love to all
Sharon
xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous texture and colour

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the oval frame and the way you have embossed it.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, the ribbon now and flower add such elegance x

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely classy card very nice
Joy Xx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful I still haven't tried embossing with a die still in place - note to self!
I love how you've threaded the ribbon
Got my fingers well and truly crossed for later lol!

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card,lovely texture and colour's love it,
Thank you for the ideas
Best wishes
Karen M

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Good to see the bows and stick pins making an appearance again.
Luv
Karen xx

Pat PATRICIAH said...

This is a wow card for me. Thank you for sharing all your tips with us. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so pretty, the embossing, the pearl embellies and the gorgeous ribbon flowers, truly so pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, love the colours you have used today.
Good luck everyone for later
Take care xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, wow that card is really striking in those colours and so pretty to. Love the embossed background. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card love Jean Zelei xxxxx

Wendy L said...

I had to pop over and look at this one from my dashboard. Lovely Sue and I love the navy ribbon and satin flower. I have been making lots of flowers with your lovely ribbons from AP. xxx

stitchingranny said...

This is simply beautiful Sue.

Hugs
Helen

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Those With Fingers Crossed,

May I echo Stephanie Cotterill, who turned your sentiment right back on you: YOU'RE THE BEST!!! And you're why we're better.

This card has so many lovely layers of texture that my eye, when it got to the glossy silk ribbon flower, just lapped it up.

Thank you for the excitement of a chance to win a set from the April release.

And to my fellow hopefuls, remember to uncross your fingers before you try to make something.

Love,
Donita

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is so beautiful everything about it is elegant love the dies the colour of the card and the bow just brill thank you sue
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Great card!!.....looking forward to the big reveal later!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love your double bow it's so classy.

Annie P
xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
This is a really beautiful card but sadly I do not own any of the dies!
I love the Jacobean Embossing folder it is so pretty and just right for your elegant card.
Lesley S x

hettygarlick said...

What an elegant card. I'm so glad you explained the method for embossing the oval. I did something like that myself a few months ago, and then forgot how I'd done it! Thank you for reminding me Sue.

STELLA MUNN said...

This is lovely Sue. Love the colour. X

Jayona said...

Navy and white make such a good colour combo on a beautiful card.

Kate's Cards said...

Very bold!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. I have recent bought the double pierced oval so this gives me a different idea other than Matt and layering.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Diane King said...

Love the colours on this. Gorgeous card x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love all the detail inside the oval frame and also the shade of your navy card, so pretty.
x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant with all the embossing, especially on the oval frame. I love the corsage with the bow and stick pins. Also the pearls in the corners.

val jones said...

The detail is beautiful Sue. Love the color and the beautiful bow.
Love Val in Spain xxx

jenny Briggs said...

Good morning Sue

Gorgeous card love the colour combination so stylish

Jenny

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is truly gorgeous. It's lush and beautiful with the fabulous ribbon, stick pins and rich colours.
Elaine, I hope Andrew gets good news this morning.
Pam I hope you are feeling much better and thank you for your kind remarks. You certainly summarise everyone's comments and feelings with great detail.
Helen, 'P', CraftySuetoo and others, thank you for your kind words.
Diane, I didn't notice anything unusual in Myra's photo of you with the four wine glasses and bottle ha ha.
love to all xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A real Sue card today with the big bow and the stick pins, very elegant and I do like that EF. Wishing everyone good luck for this afternoon.
Diane hope you get to see Maureen and give her a big hug from me too
Pam, please may I echo all your lovely comments

Leaving Sarah and her mum and dad to the airport shortly for their flight to London, she is going to present a cheque to GOSH and Sky Ward in the morning before her appointment, just over £1,000 raised by the slimming world group my son attends

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Pat said...

Lovely Card Sue. And you are definately the best when it comes to dies. :) xxxx
Love them all. Patxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the ribbon embellishment.
Rosemary xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, navy and white is such a lovely colour combination to use and with the embossing folders you have chosen make a delightful card love from Jackie xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card will definitely pin this one for later.Steph is so right you are the best and I would certainly follow you every day even if you didn't give us the chance to have your giveaways.
Pam daily hugs try to rest this weekend.Elaine fingers crossed for Andrew.special hugs for Sharon and Maureen.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card.
Lydia
X

craftynanna said...

Beautiful beautiful card Sue I just love the ribbon it's gorgeous, hugs Johanna

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

A stunningly, beautiful card. Love the colour combo

June x

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card love it x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I like the card very much, but I' not really a fan of big bows.
Margaret xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, love the fresh crispness of navy & white and the embossing is beautiful.

In a bit of a rush today so will echo Pam's comments and hope that she is feeling better herself.

Good Luck to everyone in the draw this afternoon, Sue is just so generous.

Frances

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I love the colour combination you've chosen for this beautiful card, the design is gorgeous. Love it.

Hope you have a good day. Good luck ladies in today's draw.

Hugs Brenda xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
This Card Also The Delightful Sentiment Is Right Back At You
How Could You "Miss This Magnificent Creation" I Just Love
The Colour Combination, Everything.
Another Card Showing Us How To Use Our Stupendous Cutting Dies.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"You Are The Best" (Sentiment)
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Navy Blue Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Pearl Corners/Pearls"
"Creative Expression Navy Blue Wrinkled Satin Ribbon"
"Creative Expression Stick Pins" (Loose Beads/Pins, Sues Are Always Beautiful)
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression White Satin Ribbon Flower"
"Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson"
"Sue Wilson The Double Pierced Noble Ovals Die Set"
"Sue Wilson The Geneva Die Set"
"Sue Wilson The Belgian Tags Die Set"
Today's Card:-
You Started With A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Cutting It To The Size You Required Then You
Embossed It, Using "The Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder" This Embossing Folder Creates Such
"Fabulous Striking" Detail. Then You Took Another Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Using
"The Double Pierced Noble Die Set" You Created A Wide Frame, Whilst Still Within The Die You Laid
It On "The Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder" Leaving The Folder Open, But Covering With "The Tan Mat"
Also Several Sheets Of Paper, Also "The Raspberry Plate" You Then Embossed Your "Oval Frame"
Adding "Mounting Foam" to The Back To Create Dimension. Next You Cut The Inside "Decorative Die" From
"The Geneva Die Set" Using "The Navy Card" Just Extremely Beautiful, Then You Cut Out "The Ribbon
Threader Die" From "The Belgian Tags Die Set" Using "Coconut White Card" Sue, Then You Wove A Piece Of
"Navy Blue Wrinkled Satin Ribbon" Through The Ribbon Threader Die, You Then Attached It To The Centre Of
"The Geneva Die" Cut Out, Laying The Ribbons Outstretched You Attached Your Oval Frame Over The Top
With The Ribbon Going Under The Oval Frame, You Then Tucked Both Ends Of The Ribbon Behind
The Embossed Background Card Taping Them Into Place.
Sue You Added A "Extremely Exquisite Double Bow" To The Side Topping It With A "Satin Flower"
To Cover The Knot On Your Bow, Adding Two "Stick Pins" (That You'll Have Made Yourself
Using The Fabulous Beads From Creative Expression)
You Stamped Your Extremely Beautiful Sentiment "You Are The Best" Cutting It Out Using The Cutting Edge
Die From "The Belgian Tags Die Set" Giving It A Light Inking with "Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink"
Adding Four "Pearl Corners, Also A Few Pearls To Your Tag, Add "Mounting Foam" To Your Embossed Background
Then Placed Onto Your "Coconut White Card" With Your "Famous Signature Piercing" Adding This To
Your "Navy Blue/Coconut White" Matting/Layering.
We Have Yet Again Another Stupendous Card, That You've Shared With Us.
Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Beautiful Card, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration
I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
TO ALL "THE WONDERFUL BLOG MEMBERS" "GOOD LUCK" 🍀 IN TODAY'S DRAW.
WHOM EVER WINS ENJOY"..........

di57 said...

Those colours are so grown up! Beautiful as always.
Love, love, love it!

Diana
xxx

Anonymous said...

Love it tfs and yes you are.
Elizabeth Bennett

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love your card today you have used my fav bows and stick pins it's gorgeous Sue love everything about it
Good luck to everyone in the draw
Glad the girls had a good time on their outing next time Maureen eh
Pam hope your feeling better now the meds have had time to kick in
I will also echo all Pam's comments to our lovely Wilsonetts
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, Such a pretty card for us today and a lovely colour combination, I do like the Ribbon Threader die, and the sentiment is always such a lovely to use. Good Luck to everyone in the draw today, and a huge thank-you Sue for your generosity.
Wendyx

Veerle said...

Hi Sue, I am an absolute fan of your cards and dies. They are so gorgeous and elegant. But I am having a bit of a problem. I have your range in my store aswell but the ladies in my country find them way too big because it takes a lot of pastage around here to send these big cards. Can you make smaller cards too ? If square with a maximum of 14.5x14.5 cm ? And smaller size rectangle too ? Hope you can help out.
Greetings, Veerle x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a wonderfully elegant card. I hadn't realised how versatile those ovals are but now I wouldn't be without! Your Swiss dies are so beautiful - the day should have 48 hours and then I could make more cards and get all my dies out (coming to think of it, 48 hours wouldn't be enough LOL)
Good luck with the draw everyone.
Hugs, Rose

Craftychris said...

This is very beautiful! I must try embossing the diecuts while still in the die as you described, thank you! Lobe the ribbon and sentiment too. xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue.
love the bow too.

Gr Karin

Vie Carter said...

Brilliant card, just so beautiful

Fingers crossed for the prize draw!

Vie
x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a beautiful card today sue x lovely colours and the embossed frame is beautiful x I love seeing your bows and stick pins they are so pretty x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w x

Nana on the Hill said...

lovely card again Sue, gorgeous colour & a beautiful bow really set off your lovely dies.

Anonymous said...

I love this card and the colors. The frame is beautiful. Also happy to see that you have continued to use ribbons on many of your cards....love ribbon.

Great post today, as always.

Jan D., FL, USA

Barbara (C) said...

Elegance of this card enhanced by the lovely colour combination. The embossed background works so well...BarbaraC

Jaye said...

Gorgeous and very elegant. The navy and white is a super combination.

Anonymous said...

Stunning sample, Love that embossing folder, I haven't got it yet but it's on my wish list lol from Lianne Morrison

ursula said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the colour combination....thank you...luv Ursula xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is lovely, very regal in design and colours.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is lovely, very regal in design and colours.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue What a lovely card the dies are all beautiful sadly I don't have any of these!
Good luck to everyone for the draw

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card!Love the colors and the Jacobean Floral embossing is so beautiful, one of my favorites.The card looks expensive and elegant and the sentiment bounces back to you Sue, as it is richly deserved!! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.

Good luck to everyone for the draw later today.

Elaine - Fingers crossed for Andrew.
Maureen – A special hug for you.
Laine - Your reputation is safe. Nobody is reading my comments beside you :)

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

Jane said...

Navy & cream, simply stunning. Love Jane the Craft Bucket x

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card. I love everything about it! Especially the bow.

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks Sue for another stunner - love the ribbon too.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous card. Embossing the die cut while it stays in the die is a great technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam B said...

What a beautiful, elegant card, your cards are like a gift
Pam xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I want to say thank you for yesterday's card as well as today's ! I made a long comment yesterday and clearly forgot to press Publish!! I'm clever like that!
I love today's card as it's what I call a " real Sue card!" The ovals look lovely as a buckle and I love that blue ribbon and have used lots of it!
I also love ribbon! Thanks Sue!
I have arrived home safely my driving is not that bad!!! I didn't disgrace myself by getting up late either! Jess was last yesterday! Shhh don't tell anyone! Kept in touch with Maureen on and off over our time away. We did miss her . Saba and her lovely daughter Joanne have left to go back to Cheshire in time for school coming out! Margaret is safely home and Diane has reached Newcastle! So pleased she is visiting George and Maureen today. We have had a lovely time and I can highly recommend Saba as alarm clock!!!
I will read all the news later! Carmen I read your posts!!! Laine I'm a very sober sedate lady, I'll have you know!
Love to all and all the best in the Draw later.
Echoing Pam especially until I catch up!
Love Myra xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jean said...

So pretty!

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card. The colour is amazing. The bow and stick pins are perfect and thank you for the clear instructions as to how to emboss the frame. I love that effect but always forget how to do it properly and have ruined many an embossing folder with my mistakes x
I know this may be a shock to the system as I am earlier than usual but I think George and I are having a bit of mum/son time tonight with telly and chocolate (and a sneaky Vienetta) x
Fajitas on the menu today. Quick and easy tea already done so the boys can just grab it when they want it. We all like something a bit spicy once in a while!
I had a date with a pile of ironing but had to postpone when I realised that my copic pens had fallen off the shelf and it took me ages to retrieve and sort them out. BORING x
Well the draw is imminent so good luck everyone x
Helen - you must have been a good girl if your physio is pleased with you. Are you always such a good girl? Lol x
Laine - do you really need any more yankee candles? As you know my collection of yankee smellys is very minimal. Didn't realise car share was your bag! Something else to talk about to fill those awkward silences during our phone calls x
June - your craft club sounds like so much fun x
Myra - sober and sedate are not words that Maureen used to describe your good self when we met up!
Carmen - you are so wrong about Laine's reputation. I read your comments so please be careful x
Rose - never enough hours in the day x
Pat - brilliant fund raising efforts x
Maureen - so sorry you didn't make the funeral but David would completely understand. Have you managed to get your butler up to scratch? I will ring you tomorrow as planned and be the sympathetic supportive friend you have grown to love, (after the micky taking re Northumberland Street and your new friends from the RVI) x
Elaine - hope all went well with Andrew x
Diane - would it not have been more appropriate if you had been in charge of stirring in Maureen's absence x
Pam - hope you are feeling more human after getting hold of those antibiotics (eventually) x
For the members of the gang who I have not mentioned, it sounds like you have had such a lovely break letting your hair down. Good times x
Once again good luck everyone. Happy thoughts and lots of love to you all x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

CraftyJo said...

Love the colour choice, such a pretty card but I'd prefer it without the bow ;)

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Absolutely LOVE today's card a real Sue "work of art. the bow is stunning ... the whole card is amazing.
I arrived home safely (Hazel is a wonderful driver) and hubby had the kettle on.
That's our April "meet up" over (far too quickly) we just need to start saving for October. We all had a wonderful time, great laughs, fantastic
spending spree, lots of delicious food and drinkies. However we did miss our Maureen, she will be hearing all about it from
Diane as I type this.
Pam I hope you are feeling better, as always I echo your wonderful summary.
Patricia xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Smashing card. And like u said your the best :-) lol

Good luck in the draw everyone x x

barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely love this deep, rich blue against the lighter cardstock! Truly magnificent creation! TFS!

Hazel said...

Good afternoon Sue. Oh this is what I call a "Sue card! " It's gorgeous. Good luck to all the lucky winners, there will be lots of running around and jumping up and down this afternoon I think!

That's me not long home.i think most of " The Gang of Nine" minus one will be home or in Diane's case she will be telling Maureen all about what we got up to. I love driving and it's a pleasure to drive the Scottish ladies to our meet up. Norah was exhausted last night all the shopping she did and late nights. She wasn't doing wheelies this time but still got around on her wonderful little buggy.
Now if any want to see "The Gang" press on my little picture and it will take you to my blog and I have popped a few photos up.
Hazel x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful post - congrats to all the lucky winners

rosemary powell said...

Hi Pam I am new to this blog and love it. Do you work for Sue ? X

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. Blue is on of my favourite colours.Love the background and dies xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really must buy the Jacobean Floral embossing folder and thank you for explaining your embossing technique. Navy and White is a lovely classic colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all the launch winners and thank you Sue for doing it.

Best wishes

liz spooner said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this colour combo.xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely card Sue. Must try embossing with the die still in place

dorothy cattanach said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours too.

Well done to all winners of the new dies. Enjoy using them and look forward to seeing all the lovely cards you will make.xx xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the embossed frame, not seen it for ages.
Beverley W

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours of the card today, very smart. I must have another go at embossing with the die still in place as the result is so effective.

Lisbeth

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing details and choice of colours! Very elegant card!!

gailgale said...

This is such a BEAUTIFUL card, Sue!!!

I just love it!!!

I am definitely going to try this one.

Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the blue and white and dies used.
Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous opulent card. The embossed noble oval makes a beautiful frame for your focal point. I love the big blue bow with it's floral embellishment and jewelled stick pins. Your Jacobean embossing folder seems to be favourite of yours lately and I'm not a bit surprised. Thank you Sue.

Elaine I hope all went well for Andrew today.
Pat L what an amazing amount raised for such a well deserving cause. Wishing Sarah all the best for her appointment tomorrow. Please let us know how she got on please.
Carmen, Laine should be very worried, we read every word you write!
Yvonne enjoy your vienetta, hope you got your bit of spice!
Myra wakey wakey!

Well it was sad saying goodbye to everyone today, in fact the goodbye hugs and kisses took so long one of the hotel staff jokingly said if we took much longer with it it would be October and we might as well just stay. Had a text from Diane, she is having a lovely time with Maureen and George, hopefully his coffee will have sobered her up!
Love and hugs for all xxx
Saba

Theresa Pace said...

oh i do love the navy blue. this just works, hugs xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

A typically fabulous offering that contains many of my favourite elements, not least the silk ribbon and accompanying stick pins, lurvely:-)
Navy and coconut white is such a clean, crisp combination, well suited i think. I don't mind admitting that on first read through the instructions I was slightly confused, how can you emboss the oval frame whilst its still in the die without cutting into the EF? I think that i will have to go through the instructions again to see what I'm missing....Simple in its concept, this card is stunning and well worth its day on the blog, glad you turfed it out Sue:-)
I'm going to try and keep it short and sweet today because I am pooped after a long afternoon having my nails soaked off and re done along with my Mum...had a laugh talking about everything from The Thorn Birds and Falcon Crest(very Eighties I know!) , to how many siblings Henry VIII had and whether or not Mary Queen of Scots husband, Lord Darnley, was gay....very highbrow, I know:-)
Was crushed upon my return home to discover that I hadn't won one of Sues dies from the Blog Launch, then I realised that since I am undoubtedly Sue's no.1, it would appear to be a fix if I were to be named a recipient....besides, I am a winner each and every day when i pop by to see the wondrous card Sue has shared with us, it brightens my day in a way that is hard to define or achieve elsewhere so thanks so much for the daily gifts you give to us, they are so appreciated:-) Oh, and a hearty congratulations to all of the lucky winners, enjoy your gift.
I was getting a taxi home this afternoon when we started chatting about our cats, as you do, and I mentioned that Brodie was a Bengal. It's a small world because the taxi driver lives close by to us and said a Bengal was terrorising his cat who is old and blind in one eye, by sitting on their window staring her down and making his presence felt...sounds like Brodie:-) He said that its comical to watch and starting happening at the same time we started letting Brodie out, sounds like he may be the culprit and sure enough, the driver positively ID'd him. I told him to spray Brodie with a water pistol to deter him, however I've tried that in the past and you have to move like lightening to catch him:-)
Elaine, hope Andrew managed to get his treatment today and is well.
Naughty Nine, glad you had a fab time boozing , eating and shopping....I can safely say that I excel at at least two of these disciplines so why not extend an invitation my way in October, I would be a more than suitable candidate....I saw the photos on Hazels Blog and its lovely to put faces to names, you are certainly an attractive and respectable bunch, not the selection of miscreants that I had imagined:-)
Myra, sober and sedate ? You, my dear , are neither by the sounds of it, evidence in the form of an empty bottle of vino proves my point! Any excuse for a piss up more likely:-)
Carmen, you may be right, nobody reads my commentary apart from you and Yvonne apparently, and strangely, neither of you hold me in very high esteem either.....
Yvonne, do you love George enough to share with him your Vienetta? I seriously doubt it:-) Give poor Maureen my love tomorrow and be gentle with her, we both know that a conversation with you can be mentally challenging and i fear that the poor dear doesn't have the necessary stamina yet:-) Why did you think Car Share wouldn't appeal to me I wonder?
Hugs to all my besties, too many to mentionxxx

Laine1972xxx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations to all the die winners. Good to see you back on your blog Hazel and to see the photos of all my friends. Glad you all had a lovely time. Shame Maureen couldn't make it. Pam hope you are beginning to feel better and echoing all your comments.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card !!! I do love this one. Your Jacobean Floral Background Embossing Folder is great and I love the Noble double pierced ovals, I think the ovals are quite an elegant looking shape. The Geneva die is one of my favourites as it such a beautiful, intricate design, and it looks so fab with the Noble Oval Dies. I do like the Belgium dies to. I love everything about this card, even the colour combo to. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card today. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the navy ribbon, the embossing and beautiful frame. Elegant card.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card Sue it's really beautiful very elegant love everything about it.
Thank you for sharing.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Elaine hope Andrew managed to hadve his treatment today & he was ok.Hug's for you all. Xx
Big Hug's to everyone xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous navy and white card with that fabulous ribbon and bow, lovely idea to emboss the frame which I must try.
Elaine hope Andrews treatment went well today.
Congratulations to all the new launch winners. Xx

Eunice said...

Beautiful navy and white(beige) card Sue. Love how intricate it appears!!!!

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is gorgeous! I love all the little details you add to your cards.

Latenight Sandy H said...

Beautiful, elegant card. Love the satin ribbon flower and stick pins.

Elaine, hope all went well for Andrew.

Take care everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very elegant and classy card, love the dark shade of blue ribbon, very effective, and some beautiful stick pins. Take care. Bx

DeCor said...

I love this. A beautiful card. Love how you lightly embossed the double noble oval.

DeCor said...

I love this. A beautiful card. Love how you lightly embossed the double noble oval.

sued99 said...

Love this card. It feels very elegant to me.

Jan 23 said...

Really love the colours and the way you have used them. Fantastic card.

Marie said...

Good morning , I'm still not familiar with blogging but I look forward to the posts and truly admire your work. I wonder where you find the time to do all that you do.
Many good wishes to all.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another stunning card, and that bow is magnificient.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, very elegant x x x