Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a sample that I made with the latest release.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Dahlia Garden embossing folder for texture.  I used the Silver Dream Gilding Polish over the top of it to pick up the detail and give the background a nice shimmer.  I added a thin border to the top and bottom edges of the card by cutting the Blossom Edger in Cobalt blue twice and backing them with silver card.  For the focal element, I cut the decorative die from the Samantha die set in white and backed it in silver.  Next I cut the Peony Diamond twice out of Cobalt card.  I cut one in half and attached it to the edges of the Samantha die set.  I used the other one on top of the Samantha die.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the Stitched Flags and attached it across the Peony Diamond in the centre of the card.  I added flatback white pearls as accents, then completed the card with white, blue and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be entered into the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x




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154 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful gift for the Wednesday giveaway, the winner will be so lucky.
Elaine, 6 weeks is such a long time to wait when you are all so anxious fir better news. Hope foe early results. In the meantime, I hope you are all well.
Alimecca, your poor knee, hope you are feeling better.
I'm sorry to hear of Yvonne's mum, all are not good at her age. Hope she can still make her trip to see Yvonne and the boys.
Laine, hope you are well, we miss you.
Rosemary, hope the digs tests were okay.
Maureen, good for you to get out, did Geirge walk in front of you with a red flag lol.
My car is not a sports car, sorry ladies, it is a four seater convertible but boy can it move, and i can get in and out if it with dignity.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly friends, their carers and all if our missing friends.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card for the giveaway.

Kim Dibben said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx love the frames and tags from your latest release xx love Kim D

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love the colour combo.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely and elegant card for the giveaway, the colour combo is brilliant with the dark/cobalt blue. Good luck everyone. Bx

Donna Golby said...

Beautiful card. Today is going to be a better day hopefully.

Donna

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Was this the gorgeous sample you actually made for the launch ? I think this may have been a 'teaser' sample where you were showcasing one particular die but giving a sneak peak of what was yet to come, you're good at teasing are you not lol.
To say this giveaway is beautiful is an understatement for sure, and the Peony Diamond is so delicate if I do ok at the big summer market this is what I'll treat myself to, one less off Andy's 3 page A4 both side list lol.
So I'll send my love n hugs for the day and hope it's a good one for you xxx

DeCor said...

The dahlia embossed background looks amazing. The detail shows up so well. Love your card today. The delicate contrast of the peony diamond with the Samantha is a beautiful combination. Thanks for starting off my day with your delightful card.

DeCor said...

The dahlia embossed background looks amazing. The detail shows up so well. Love your card today. The delicate contrast of the peony diamond with the Samantha is a beautiful combination. Thanks for starting off my day with your delightful card.

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, love this card, its so pretty, the colours are fab too x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card for the giveaway, Sue, think you're quite fond of that edger! Cobalt is such a striking colour, looks great here.
Know what you mean about dignity, Pam, can't do low anymore. Our van is perfect (and for seeing into people's gardens lol!) Echoing you again.
Rosemary - hope doggie results ok, will look back later.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh wow how I like this card Sue you would not believe, the Peony Diamond is a must have for any crafter but that cobalt Blossom Edger really seals it for me, amazing. Good luck to everyone, wish it was me.

Reiterate everything that Pam has said today. How is work going Pam, and how is your friend who sits near you, she was a bit poorly too wasn't she.

Off to craft club this morning, we are doing our own thing today so I am hoping to do some embossing and stamping.

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

Marion Scott said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Sue, love everything about this card and the dies are fabulous.
Marion S x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today for the giveaway! Love the polished embossed background and the lovely combination of die cuts too. Debra x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Someone is going to be very happy to receive this
Luv
Karen xx

Lyn Cleasby said...

This is a lovely card, Sue.

Christine Collins said...

Your card is stunning Sue. I bought the Dahlia Embossing Folder at Ally Pally and have to say it is my favourite folder. It looks beautiful with the gilding polish.
Have a lovely day
Chris xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, gorgeous dies and embossing folder.
B xx

Barbara (C) said...

A lovely card today. I particularly like the Peony Diamond used as an edging. BarbaraC

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card someone will be very happy to own it,
Good luck all.
Thank you sue.Take care and have fun Kitty.

Linda Keevers said...

Hi Sue yes I would love to win this card. Any of your cards would be a delight to win.

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card Sue xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-stunning card, really striking.

Michele

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. Love the colour. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card for the giveaway someone will be very happy.
Catherine V94 xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card for the giveaway. I love everything about it and would love to win it along with everyone else I'm sure.
I know what you mean about dignity Pam. The car we are going away in on Saturday is a 4 seater 1975 Triumph Stag which is a convertible but even with my arthritis and back problems I can easily get in and out of. My son has a 1973 GT6 but although I can get in I can't get out!

Thoughts and prayers to all. Hope everyone has the best day they can.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card for the giveaway made with lovely coloured cardstock. The E/B backround is stunning as is the Samantha die. This one is right up my street. Good Luck everyone for the draw.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the cobalt blue it is a lovely shade. The background shows up so well with the gilding polish, a really lovely card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the effect of the silver gilding polish on the embossed background - it is a beautiful card.
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card this morning. The dies go so well and I love the navy blue and white, my favourite combo. Someone will be very happy with this card.

Barbara V

snowy said...

This card is simply beautiful. love everything on it, and the composition. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

What a WOW Stunning card today absolutely love this and the colours too, I have the EB folder and Sam die but not the other yet whoever wins it will be so lucky Good luck all

Love and healing hugs to all hope you all have a good day

Love
Sharon
xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card it's so beautiful! The colour combination, dies used and embossing folder are all gorgeous. The more I see of the CE gilding polish the more I need them ALL! You will make the day of the person that receives this card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Kathy E said...

You make really beautiful cards. I really want to buy some dies that create a pinhole 'stitching' effect, which the Noble Double Pierced Dies seem to do, and I can buy them online from several shops in Australia, but living in a remote area of Australia it will be quite a while before I am able to get to a shop selling them so that I can view them first. In order to make an informed choice I tried to get more information about them online, specifically what the 'double' meant. I am thinking it means it creates the piercing on both sides of the cut line, but although I have seen images of the packaging I have not found a video or photo tutorial that shows the die itself, let alone being used so I can see if the 'double' does mean piercing both sides of the cut line. Any information about this would be greatly appreciated.

TDQ Karen said...

What a brilliant card, love the layers in the focal point. Xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the design and colour, I am not sure about the background. It would be a boring world if we all made our cards the same.
Pam I know the feeling, I had a sports car, managed in but with a sore back trying to get out was no fun!
We now have a 4x4 that is a dream to get in and out. My own car is small, but easy to get in and out of.
Once again, another great summary.
I am off to meet my sister, Hazel.
Thinking of all who are having hard times.
Patricia xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful design, lots of lovely texture and gorgeous cut work. X

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
A beautiful card for one very lucky winner. The Samantha and Peony Diamond dies are so pretty in navy, silver and white. Xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today for the giveaway. Love it.
I also hadn't looked at the last two days either, but they are both lovely. Especially like the Gemma Die.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and the colours are beautiful .love Jean Z xxx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeour card, it would make you feel very special to receive it. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Anne said...

I love the effect of the gilding polish on the background, Sue. A great card.

Anne (Northampton)

Rita said...

Good Morning Sue. What a beautiful card, I love the background and it adds to the other dies. The colours just make it pop. Hugs Rita xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, I was using my diamond peony die to make a card at the weekend, love it x

lydia jordan said...


Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the diamond die, may have to order this one.
Lydia
X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a stunning card for the Wednesday giveaway. This card could be used for any occasion. Yvonne xx

ethansnanna said...



That cobolt blue is gorgeous, really sets the
card off, and also like the background; all in
all, a lovely card as a "giveaway" today,



Doreen x

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card to give away Sue. I love the focal die, must add it to my wish list.

Annie P

xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. The cobalt blue is such a gorgeous colour and I love the embossing folder with the gilding polish on it. Altogether - stunning!
Maureen, glad you're getting out and about , it certainly makes you feel better just getting out of the house. It sounds as though Newcastle is becoming a health hazard! I'd better be careful with my record of falling over recently! Still the Grainger Market is a lovely place to fall if you've got to - love wandering around in there. I slipped on some moss on the garden path on 3rd January and dislocated my knee replacement and tore two knee ligaments. I had to wait for almost 4 hours for the ambulance to arrive just lying on the path in agony - couldn't move my leg. I was freezing. Dave was in Durham and the neighbours were out! Fortunately the lady who keeps horses in the field behind us heard me screaming and she phoned for the ambulance. Eventually someone came and brought me a blanket and my phone and called my sister and brother in law. Gill brought me a hot water bottle and Kev went for Dave! I was nearly hypothermic by the time the ambulance arrived! Spent couple of days in Darlington Memorial, had knee realigned in A&E. Outcome is that my knee is very unstable and I have to have the knee replacement replaced with a different type and the ligaments reconstructed. I can leave the brace off in bed now and if I'm just sitting but the minute I have to put weight on my leg I have to put it on again. It's a right pain but at least I can get about. I'm not allowed to drive because I couldn't do an emergency stop. Going to hospital on Friday to see about a different brace.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Rebecca Knowles Hinckley
I would love to win a gorgeous card from you Sue

JennyH said...

Stunning as usual Sue, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

Crafty kim said...

Beautiful card as always. Love the colour combination. May just have to order the Samantha die as it's such a versatile die x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours

SueJ said...

What a beautiful card Sue and generous giveaway, thank you.

Jayona said...

I love the new peony die. It goes so well with the other collection dies too. I've been practicing with gilding polish but not mastered the technique yet, I keep doing the background as well as the raised. I need more practice.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a pretty card. I love the blossom edger it gives such a crisp, clean finish to a card xx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Beautiful card for the giveaway.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely giveaway card for a very lucky person.

I will echo Pam again today ,sorry it is a short post but i am going back to bed i have been up half the night with a tummy upset.
Take care hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Love everything about this card, will make it for a special friend's birthday. Anne from Calne

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a stunning card Sue love it. Hope your day is great, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - how I love this beautiful delicate card, so elegant with the cobalt blue. Absolutely love it. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

These dies works so well together and with the embossing folder. I do so love that adorable peony diamond.

I hope the card finds its way to someone who could use a cheering up.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

Love,
Donita

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I do like the use of the edger here.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
It looks like your card this morning is a winner!
Like lots of Wilsonettes this us one of my favourites. I love the look of the background and the Silver Dream Gilding Polish and also all the dies you have used.
I imagine we will all be keeping our fingers crossed that we win this card for ourselves!!!
Lesley S x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

As always a really stylish card for your weekly giveaway - love the way the gilding polish has brought out the detail in the embossed background and the way you've used the Peony Diamond as an accent behind the Samantha diecut...very clever...

Kathy E (in Oz)...you're right, the Double Pierced Nobles do give a pinpricked row either side of the cut lines, so perfect for creating an interesting edge to your apertures as well as the cuts themselves with just one pass through the mangle!...well worth the investment...hth

P in Wales - found the cheesecloth and it's on it's way!...thanks again

Izzy

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love everything about this card, the Samantha and peony dies are so pretty, I've got those in my stash.

On a different note Sue, have you ever thought about making dies that make boxes, sort of gift box size. Hope I've made sense here. Some of the other companies make them, but would sooner have yours.
Annette x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue Lacy.....just up my street... blue and white..... my fave colours. What more do I need to say.! ! !. This is beautiful and a lovely card for a lucky winner.. Thankyou Sue. Regards Ann Toppcards

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card today sue the die is so Lacey and colours are brill thank you love always
June horrocks xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, this is a stunner and someone is going to be very lucky!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a beautiful card this morning. The silver Dream gilding polish looks stunning on the embossed back ground. All the dies work so well together and the colours. As always your cards blow me away.... Wendy

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card today, somebody is going to be very lucky to win this .
Wendyx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s an amazing and delicate card and the colours are beautiful.
Rolf xxx

Mary Ellen Mayer said...

Beautiful! I love the blue and white.
Mary Ellen Mayer

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card and lovely colours. I adore the delicate lacy floral that is the Peony Diamond, though alas it is still on the wish list.

Hugs Helen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I love that peony die, another one added to my wish list. Whoever receives this will be well pleased.
Take care everyone, especially all those a bit under the weather.
Jess xxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Oh yes plz I love this card gorgeous with super elegants l definitely going to look out for this tutorial
JOY Xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So pretty with lots of elegant,intricate and delicate detail. I love it.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card in every way for the giveaway. Simply gorgeous!
Doreen R

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, now today's card I love. Just enough detail to be interesting without overcrowding. The Dahlia Embossing Folder looks beautiful when highlighted with the gilding polish and the Blossom Edger is worth its weight in gold and I really *must* get hold of it. A very lucky person will win this card.

Rosemary - I hope the results for your dog were good, will check back later for news.
Alison - oh my, you don't do things by halves do you. You must have been terrified lying on the ground all that time. Fingers crossed that the new replacement is successful. You will have to get a buggy and compete in the downhill with Maureen, Norah & Elaine :-)

Laine - PP has a reason of sorts for her absence but what is yours? It had better be a good one but really we all hope that it is nothing serious.

Frances

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Love it love it love it!! The colbolt blue and coconut white card go so nicely together, colours I would use. Love the new dies all are on my shopping list along g with the embossing folder. Well good news about my pooch Dylan. All his results for his lumps came back clear. He is back to normal but still keeps nibbling his paw
Will go to the chemist to ask for tubi grip to put over it. Not a good look when you are trying to impress the lady dogs when out for a walk but needs must.Alimecca what a horrible thing to have happened and waiting 4 hours for an ambulance! I hope you feel better soon and don't have to wait too long for your op. Sending love and hugs to you all especially those who are I'll and their loved ones xxxxxxxxxxx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty Cobalt blue isa favourite colour of mine too

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a wonderful Wednesday giveaway card it's gorgeous sue
In a bit of a hurry today so short and sweet
My usual hugs to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

hettygarlick said...

That's a pretty card. I love the Peony Diamond.

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue. Laura O

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This card is absolutely stunning!

June x

Pesdagal said...

lovely use of colours again many thanks

STELLA MUNN said...

This is lovely. I really like cobalt as it mixes well with white & black to make a gorgeous effect. Thanks Sue x

rjsmusic said...

What a beautiful card! I love the blue!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Ahhhh this is more up my street. Love it. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a classical beautiful card. Love it. Those edgers are so useful and versatile. Focal point is just gorgeous, as usual.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fab card, I love the way your dies complement each other.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

I love how you combined linear lines with soft curvy elements as well as your combination of different shapes....love it. Beautiful colors and style....as always.

Jan D., FL, USA

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for offering such a pretty card to us. I appreciate your generosity.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card i love the dies you have used , these are on my shopping list. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Jean said...

Very elegant!

Cathie Weary said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. Love the cobalt and white. So very striking. Love the way you did the background.

donna sherman said...

A beautiful card, Sue! You are soooo creative and talented! Not only in making the cards, but in designing the dies also!!! Hugs

Sharron Lonsdale said...

Another stunning card. I love the ideas you have, don't stop them coming!

Sharron Lonsdale

Chris P's Minis and More said...

Wow!! Stunning! You really are talented I love how it's layered and the intricately done! The colors are very complimentary

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and I love the Samantha die, it's going to be a very lucky follower who wins this beauty

Alison, you have been through the wars, hope you get the new knee replacement soon
Maureen glad to hear you've been out and about

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Vie Carter said...

Fab card today, just love this Dahlia embossing folder

Vie
x

Pat PATRICIAH said...

this is a wow from me. Just gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful giveaway card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful card and the die used to make it. I love the colors.
Everyone, have a good day!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautifullllllllll Sue
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card for the Wednesday giveaway. It is so detailed and elegant and feminine. Love it. The polished dahlia embossed background looks amazing and Samantha dies set is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful card. Good luck everyone!

I ordered Samantha die set from J.S. during of Sue’s launch. My Samantha or was afraid to cross the pond or got lost on its way to Toronto. It's been a month and I still haven't received my order so J.S.’s people sent out another one yesterday. Hopefully this time I will receive it. Fingers crossed.

Sending best wishes to all of you,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, but still the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Angela said...

This is absolutely stunning - elegant but simple. There are no other words to describe it. Thanks for sharing.
Angela

Julia Garland said...

Good morning Sue, Just a beautiful card this morning. I just received the Peony Diamond die and am so excited to use it. A very lucky person will win the beautiful card. Hope it is me.

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely, lovely card, & as I've got the dies I shall be 'borrowing' the idea, thank Sue. I do love this blog!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies I especially like how you have used Peony Diamond, it looks so nice. I also really like the colour scheme, the Cobalt blue really brings it to life. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome textures and details on this pretty card!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I really WOW card you are showing yesterday,
I love all the dies you have used and the colours just sing to me.
It's all just beautiful.

Take care love Brenda xxx

Judy Hollers said...

Another great card! I especially love the Peony Diamond. Peonies were my Mom's favorite flower. The cobalt blue and white are striking on this card. We all are so blessed that you share your creativity with us. Thank you, Judy Hollers

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card again today, I have to say the chrysanthemum embossing folder looked rather good when I saw it in our local craft shop the other day. It looks beautiful covered in the silver polish. Such beautiful dies shocased for us today. Thank you.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another stunning card, i love the gilding polish on the embossed background.
It set of the focal element perfectly.
Another fabulous card you are willing to part with.
Good luck everyone, whoever wins this is one very lucky person.

Sherry said...

so beautiful! love it!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is my favourite card of the week so far ! No contest! It's so elegant and the colours used show off the almost filigree die cuts to their full potential! I love it from the EF upwards! Thank you Sue!
Alison - Alimeeca - you have been in the wars! So sorry to hear you had to wait so long for help too. Hope a new brace will help in the meantime!
Carmen - sorry about your Die getting lost ! Hope the second one arrives asap!
Love to all those who aren't so well or Carers looking after loved ones!
Love Myra xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
another stunning card to giveaway, I love the colour combo as well.
Take care love Michelle xxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue love the card

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue love the card

Diane King said...

Beautiful x

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous looking card today, love the cobalt blue.xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Anyone would be honoured to receive this card it's so pretty.I have just used the silver polish for the first time and love it.Mind you it took me ages to work out how to open up the sponge top until I saw the instructions on the bottom lol.
Elaine I hope your stomach bug has eased.Alison how awful I hope you get sorted soon.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,lovely colour blue makes a very elegant card
Best wishes from sunny Cornwall
Karen M

ursula said...

An absolutely stunning card, I just love these new dies Sue...also the colours you have used are so beautiful....thank you so much...luv Ursula xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow what a lovely card I love the colours and dies the edger die is fabulous I have the butterfly edger but will definitely be getting this one too!
Alimecca how awful to have to wait so long for an ambulance I hope you don't have to wait too long for your surgery
Sending good wishes to all

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card, it's a beauty.
Pam my daughter and her husband have a classic GB red sports car which is about 6" off the ground. My daughter and I went out to the supermarket and I couldn't get out. This was about 10 year's ago when I was fit and able - I'd stand no chance now ha ha.
Alimecca, oh my word. You definitely qualify for the downhill wheelie club, even if you haven't got a wheelie we could tie you to one of ours! I hope the new brace is a success and you don't have to wait too long for a new knee.
Elaine, I hope you feel much better now and that the horrible bug has gone down the pan - so to speak!!
Carmen, hope your die arrives quickly, what a disappointment as JS is usually so reliable.
Rosemary, glad Dylan is on the mend, chewing paws seems to be the in thing at the moment with dogs.
Love to all, especially those who are poorly or lonely and their carers.
Maureen xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it....

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Despite what Maureen has told me I know you have missed me x
Well after a prolonged separation from my tablet (stolen by my friend), we were reunited about 20 minutes ago.
What a beauty to return to. Amazing card. Everything about it is beautiful. The EF is stunning and the gilding polish makes it 'sing'. Adore Samantha and the Peony Diamond and will get my hands on them one day but I must be patient x
A fabulous card Sue and whoever the lucky winner is will be so excited to receive such a treasure x
I have had a quick look back at the cards which I have missed and they are a real bunch of stunners. I will need a little longer to catch up with everyone's news so please be patient with me. I have been having serious withdrawal symptoms after being forced to go cold turkey from my Particraft addiction but am pleased to report that I am beginning to feel better already after indulging and getting a fix x
My friend (the tablet thief) has form. It is not the first time she has managed to take something home (by accident according to her)!! Anyway I have my tablet back now and am trying really hard to find it in my heart to forgive her but it isn't easy.
I spoke to Maureen yesterday and she assured me that no one on the blog was missing me at all. Don't worry I took no notice. Having met up with Maureen in January I have her sussed. I know when she is talking rubbish - it's when her lips are moving! Lol. I am sure 1 or 2 of you missed me just a bit x
So after a mind numbingly tedious conversation with our Mo I then had to prepare myself for Laine's usual drivel last night. She also took great pleasure in telling me I wasn't being missed. I think her and Maureen are in cahoots with each other. I was not aware that she had not been on the blog until Maureen told me. She is hoping to be back with us very soon but is not feeling 100% at the moment. It's her birthday tomorrow and I am wondering if she is feeling down at the prospect of turning 55. Got to say she looks pretty good for her age x
OK my lovely wonderful fellow Wilsonettes I will love you and leave you as I have 'the girls' over this evening. I will be up to speed as soon as possible but in the meantime I am just glad to be back x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Sparrow said...

Like the background - might have to get this embossing folder.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely design and colours. Think i need congratulating after playing a charity golf game in torrential rain. Soooooo wet!

Suzzette Yandle said...

When I see a white and cobalt blue combination on your cards, I immediately think "Spectator" look. I happen to like the "Spectator" look and think it a sophisticated design. Great idea to cut an extra Peony Diamond and place the two pieces on either side of the Samantha die cut to extend the overall design. Gotta find someway to fill up all that empty space on your LARGE sized cards!!! Hahaha. Please don't be offended by my comment, I happen to love your large cards. Hope all is going well with you. I am concerned about John and his current situation. Wish I knew more.

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful card. love the colours. that embossing folder looks fab, hugs xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card sue!
I love the colours and the background stands out proudly.

Viki Banaszak said...

Oh, this is so lovely and the lacy background is perfect on here. So delicate and detailed.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, this is just my sort of card. I bought the Samantha and the peony diamond at Ally Pally as I was hoping I would be able to do this sort of thing with them. (Still decorating so haven't had much chance for crafting)

Lisbeth

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful Card. I think I'll make it up to and 8 x 8. Arlyn

gailgale said...

A very, very, lovely card, Sue!!!
Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and your wonderful dies!!!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

My apologies for not being able to peruse your lovely designs due to eyesight problems (MS) for some time;

Looking at your lovely card for the give away I have just timed it nicely. What a beautiful card, so now onwards and upwards, I must take note of the dies used, and get them listed on my purchase list.

I love everything about this card.,

Good luck to everyone. Thanks also Sue for the brilliant ideas that you share with us all.

love and hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you.

Eunice said...

Such a soft and gentle looking card Sue. Love the colors you have used, especially love the background.

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card, love the color combination you have used today. The embossing folder just finishes this card.

Suemac said...

Stunning!!

Marie said...

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL CARD Sue. I wonder how you find enough hours in the day to achieve what you do. I don't have a TV but have seen you on my PC and you make everything look so easy.

rosiejt said...

So pretty, Sue. Love the embossing folder.

Narrowboat girl said...

Love the embossing and folder Sue. I have just bought the brambled rose folder but this one is definitely on my to get list

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I just love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and all my lovely Wilsonettes,
Oh what a beauty this one is our Sue, so pretty in both colour scheme and design. I am partial to big cards as they can be so much more than just something on a mantelpiece it is a work of art to be enjoyed, so can be made into a wonderful piece of home decor. Thank you flower for bringing such a lovely piece of art to our eyes.
Oh it's nice to see that PP hasn't run away to Timbuctoo, but how come it took a whole 20 minutes before opening up to our Sues page. Now you would think that she would have been anxious to see if the rumours were true or not, but no, she waits a whole 20mins before going in search of our Sue. Another thing lovely PP, if this "friend" regularity acquires trinkets, I would hide anything you want to keep out of sight for next visit, lol, hee hee hee, and yes it is lovely to have you back again flower.
Oh Alison flower, you never sent even one of us a postcard from your trip and your residential stay? All joking aside, you poor think and to be lying out there all that time? It's a wonder you didn't take hypothermia lying all that time, but glad your lungs hadn't stopped working or you could have been there for oh so many more hours and it could have been a whole lot worse. Now we're just making arrangements with our buggies and 4wheeler trolley seats to be able to include you in out big skate off, that's if you're up to it, but the fresh hair rushing past , sending you long golden locks of hair blowing to the wind, you would love it. Hee hee hee.
Ok I shall finish here and leave you all n peace, with hugs going to all those that need, want, or could just do with.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah. (Glenochil Village)

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