Friday, 30 June 2017

Home Sweet Home

Hi there my crafty friends!  A little bit different with a 3D window box card for you.  I started with a piece of mocha card and wanted to create a background that looked like an exterior wall.  I first embossed it with the Falling Snow embossing folder to give it a texture that sort of looked like stucco (that may be an American word, not sure what the English equivalent would be), then I embossed it with our Stone mask to give it a further brick sort of appearance.  I added some Vintage photo distress ink to it around the edges and lightly across the top of the "stucco" too.  I cut the window box out of taupe card and lightly inked it with Antique Linen and folded it on the scored lines.  I cut the window and shutters too out of taupe card and I added a valance of a deep peach colour from my stash.  I cut the flowers for the window box out of green card, then cut them again out of the flower colours and cut and glued them on to the green ones and added them to the window box.  I cut two of the topiaries and nipped them off the top and kept the planter part of it.  I cut several Olive Branches and added them to each of the pots and attached them on either side of the window.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out and added it in the centre of the potted plants.  A couple of small butterflies were added around the background as accents.  The final mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/4" in size.

There are still about four unclaimed winning dies!  Please scroll down to the post on the 28th and check the list to see if your name is among them!  All for now, Sue x





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122 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous Sue, really like this card. So pretty.
Karen, hope your hubby is recovering well. Your die win will be a good luck charm, enjoy playing when you can.
Elaine, I so happy that your eye is recovering well, your mood has lightened considerably, I'm pleased to say, you have carried such a heavy burden fir a year now but you have been such a trooper I'm proud of you. Take care, my friend.
Rosemary, it's going to get crowded in that scanner on Saturday, we will all be there with you, holding your hand.
Carmen, hope your weekend celebrations go well. Happy belated birthday to the Kid, so young to suffer the illness he has been through, you have been an amazing support when his family is so far away. Enjoy time with your family.
My physio appointment went well. She took full history, did all the checks, my blood pressure was very high, she took it 3 times and it kept going up but I will check that with GP. Got some breathing exercises and see her again in 3 weeks. See Respiratory Clinic next week do may get more info then. They were moving all the cabinets again yesterday so I had to move down to next floor.... Fir my own sake of course they said.......
Daily hugs to all, poorly and missing friends in our hearts.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning fantastic card, really love this one Sue. Keep them coming and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely love this card & so would anyone receiving it. Lovely elements to look at. Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous new home card, love the way you have done the brick wall, and great colours overall. Have a lovely day all. Bx

Denise Bryant said...

Love this window scene! Great details!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, so many elements so interesting. It's great.
Jan x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love his card, the background is especially nice. I have never tried to emboss two different designs on one piece of card, this is something I will definitely try.
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Sue I think we call it pebble dash the finishing on the wall.
Take care and have lots of fun Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely new home card.
Echoing Pam's comments this morning. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty card, love the tiny details xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely new home card love all the little details.

Barbara V

Debra K. said...

A wonderful card! Would have preferred a different colour stucco (we don't have this here only really pebble dash but the pebbles are tiny and ends up looking more like sandpaper), a little less dark maybe but overall I love the vintage feel of the card. Debra x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely cardi love the brick wall and all the lovely elements .
Catherine V94 xx

Netty The Runner said...

Another stunning card Sue.
Annette x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today and I love the embossing technique definitely will have to try that, would make a lovely New Home card, I like the others think ours is called pebble dash.

I reiterate all Pam has said and send love and healing hugs to all

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card and great wall.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Yes kitty we call it pebble dash here ☺

Morning dearest Sue. You have no idea how exciting it is to have you back on our screens, it's been far too long, but us ladies 'of a certain age' need to take regular rests to regain our strength lol what's that I hear you say "you wish" ? Naaa, firstly you don't look ANYWHERE near, and secondly we know that rest is something your over active brain doesn't understand lol !
So onto your over active brain again, we thank the heavens that you have such a wonderful brain to inspire us with such gorgeous samples as this. You always make these so welcoming, we either want to open the door for a peep or cheekily open the shutters and windows to see the decor lol this is no exception, the curb appeal is so pretty, is it for sale or rent by any chance lol. Now into the confession box, I was bought this, another removed from the list last December but I've cut it out in white gloss meaning to do something with it but I've got no further and now I've seen this pretty lovely sample I feel so guilty, I really really must make a card with this collection, I just hope I can do it justice and make something as beautiful as this and other pretty samples I've seen on your Facebook groups that are full of people that love and admire you.
Hope you have a good Friday that at first light I thought it was Saturday !!! Age !
Sending love and hugs your way xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another great design and very clever way of creating the background wall! X

Jan Sayer said...

This is beautiful as was yesterday's card. I'm so thrilled to have won a die - thank you. I've had a difficult couple of days so been unable to comment.
Jan
Northampton

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card! I love the way you have embossed the background. I never think to use two different folders! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, yes I love it, can just smell the flowers and hear the birds singing in the background, such a beautiful creation. I like Stephanie have the dies and will now use them as you have given me the inspiration, thank you.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, we have some wonderful friends on this blog, I might not always mention them by name but you all know who you are and you are in my thoughts constantly. Pleased that the physio appointment went well, high blood pressure not so good, lets hope it has settled by the time you see your GP, take care of that. Your work still have got no idea have they about the disruption and stress they are causing to you do they, ostrich in the sand springs to mind.

I am off to a craft workshop all day tomorrow so will miss some of your shows Sue on Hochanda, but I will be watching them on catch up - eagerly I might add, it will be the highlight of my weekend.

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

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Another wonderful card this morning . I know what you have created on the embossing in the back ground that some people call it Pebble Dashed.
I love the window die and how you can change it depending on the season of year and make it into christmas card... Well wishes and hugs all round. Wendy

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, love everything about it, the colours, dies embossing folder used.

Karen Drew said...

Such a lovely card. Great for a new home card
Luv
Karen xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another lovely card. Where you get your ideas from I just don't know. You seem to just pick up a few dies and "bingo" there is a card. Well done Sue. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
This is really different and it's lovely,great for new home cards,
Thanks for your kind words Pam, he's glad to be home but long recovery ahead,
Hope you're feeling better.
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-gorgeous card, really lovely.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

A lovely new home card, clean, simple and elegant lines. I really like how you created the wall Sue. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xx

DeCor said...

I too love the use of two embossing folders. It is a beautiful card today.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, perfect for the occasion! We're pebbledashed but not pretty as your picture.
Echoing Pam as ever, pleased you've had your tests and hopefully some help.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Like this card and my house has a texture its called Rendering!
Still like the Flowers etc so pretty.
Rosemary I will be thinking of you so you will not be alone, as Pam said we will all be with you!
Pam why do they have to keep moving Cabinets ?
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love the muted colours. Stucco is a term used in Britain for a rendered surface but used more for high end rendering rather than the pebble dash we see on our houses.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great card which is so suitable for new home or gardeners. What a clever way to show the stucco - you are simply amazing Sue! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Suemac said...

Stunning card

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you've made the brick wall x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. This is such a happy card, love the background. I had never thought if embossing twice. Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda.

Love Rosemarie X X

val jones said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the brick wall.
Just checked again but sadly I'm not one of your winners this time.
Can't be greedy though as I DID win a lovely die last time.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I really love the effect the double embossed wall gives to showcase the window box with all the pretty flowers. Perfect for a new home card. Yes as others have said we have pebbledash here ( I remember trying to prise a particularly pretty pebble off of my great aunts wall when I was a child, I never managed.) or rendering which is then painted, usually in pastel colours. We all know what you mean by stucco though. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, I hope the latest furniture moving doesn't have too much effect on you. Xxx
Rosemary sending hugs for you for tomorrow xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue love the scene that has been created for this card love from Jackie xx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue - Stunning!!! The effect are so clever and realistic, would never have thought to use falling snow in that way. As ever thanks for the inspiration xx

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, A great New Home card, just love the detail of it all & the colours just go so well together. Looking forward to your shows.
Take care, have a break, put your feet up (ha,ha!) between shows.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this pretty card, almost want to move house to get one !! Love the background effect.
Hugs
Muriel x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a sweet card
Doreen R

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Must admit I've never seen pebble-dashed brickwork before but hey! it works...lol...lovely little scene for a new home card or even a Welcome Home...

Pam - why on earth are they moving the cabinets AGAIN?!

Izzy

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card ,i would love to live in a house like this , lol.

Rosemary , I will be thinking about you tomorrow ,you will be just fine i am sure , john has his scan tomorrow also at 5,15 pm .

Carmen have a lovely time with your family and wishing the kid all the best wishes on his birthday

Andrew has felt really well this week { with no chemo } shame he has not landed a huge Carp but hey ho , today may be the day then its homeward bound tomorrow , he has had a wonderful time that he will not forget thanks to his fantastic mates .

Pam , don't you just hate having the BP done ? my body always seems to be going up with the darn thing , Hope it reads better when you see your GP , Take care ,,, will echo you comments again . xx

hettygarlick said...

Very pretty. I love the colours.

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love how you've made the background xx
Love Kim D

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card that could also be used as a 'Welcome to Your New Home'
one.
Regards,
Evis McCarthy

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

stitchingranny said...

A very sweet card and a lovely way of using up your tiny scraps of treasured paper.

Hugs
Helen xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, love the window box, very springlike.
Have a lovely day everyone, take care, Jess xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card for a new home, have the all of the dies so may try something along these lines. Love it.
Lydia
X

Diane King said...

Not got any of the window box dies but think they may be on my wish list now. Lovely card xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
I always think of Stucco being something like a plaster effect ?
so i guesss it ties in ok with a wall ? Really effective and realistic looking card though, love it. x

ethansnanna said...



A lovely card today, Sue, so pretty,




Doreen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is different but a great card for anybody moving into a new home. Love it.
Wendyx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love the card this morning I don't have these dies but I love the way they make up this bright happy card
The window sets it off to a tee.
Pam I will echo your comments again today
I am traveling home this afternoon from Cornwall long drive
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Some of You Who Are New and The Usual Crew,

This would be good if we had a sentiment stamp that said: Whenever God closes a door, he opens a window, which helps with the hot flashes.

Probably wouldn't fit between the planters.

Why does it take a genius like you to think of greenery other than topiary in the pots?

This might not have to be a new home card. Could be a hello card or miss you or thinking of you.

In other news, my festive dies arrived today from Ontario! Got Noelle and her sister, the checkerboard poinsettia, the snowflake/icicle/star edger and the pine cones and needles. Also Comfort and Joy. Could we just skip the next launch so our bank accounts can catch up?

Wait! No skipping!

Rosemary Powell, maybe you could listen closely to the machine noise and try to hear our voices all whispering love and encouragement and names of die sets in your ear.

Pam if you can make it through Friday, maybe the dust will have a chance to settle over the weekend.

Maybe The Kid and Andrew are both responding to the healing effects of fun!

We can say we do this for our health. Because we do!

Love,
Donita






Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Beautiful card today! I love the different colour scheme you have used and how you have created the embossed background.
Lesley S x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

beautiful card - love these dies...

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card today Sue. I like the double embossed background.

Annie P
xxx

ursula said...

Wow a real homely looking little card, love the different elements you have used...thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a great card very appropriate for a new home also like the butterflies touches
JOY Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty scene you've created, love the window box and the urns with the olive branches
Rosemary thinking of you for tomorrow
Elaine so glad Andrew enjoyed his fishing trip, what wonderful friends he has
Pam no wonder your blood pressure is high with everything that's happening in work

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great idea, fab use of the dies

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue. lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love how you have made the stone work with two different embossing folders.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Thank you all so much for your support.I will be imagining you all there with me. Love and hugs to you all.
Pam I hope your no comes down, as others have said, why are they moving the cabinets again ????
Elaine so glad Andrew is enjoying his break and that he feels well.Hope John's scan goes well will be thinking of you all.
Jan I hope you have better days to come.
Karen hope your husband makes a speedy recovery, thinking of you both.
Well now on to the card. Stunning, love it . Could be for male or female. Love the way you have used 2 embossing folders.
Love and hugs to all xxxxxxxxxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I love how you have created your background.
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I have made a few cards using windows and window boxes, I think they create wonderful cards.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, absolutely love this gorgeous card. I have all of the window/door/shutter/accessories dies and matching stamps, I love using them (that cat gets in everywhere lol) and have made quite a few variations but none so beautiful as this one. Stucco as others have said is mostly known in the UK as pebble dash but here in Scotland it is also called harling.

Carmen - your June birthday party sounds a great celbration, so pleased for the Kid. Enjoy your Canada Day week-end with your family.
Pam - again? Do you work for furniture removers? It sounds crazy. Hope your BP goes down.
Rosemary & Elaine - I will be thinking of you and John tomorrow, I'm sure all will go well.
Karen - home is the best place to recover as long as he does what he's told :-)
Laine - are you still overcome by the excitement of your wins?

Frances

Bente Sørflaten said...

Love this beautiful card :))

June Horrocks said...

Love these dies sue the card is just beautiful
Love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

SueJ said...

This is so lovely, love all the texture involved.

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Morning Sue

Absolutely love this card

June x

Fiki said...

it is gorgeous card!
hugs

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this die but then I love all your dies I will never be rich.

Pam are they moving furniture on purpose it seems very strange,no wonder your blood pressure is sky high. Elaine I am so glad Andrew is enjoying himself hopefully it will build him up ready to face his next round of treatment. Rosemary beautiful thoughts will be winging your way tomorrow.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Love how you've made the background to the window,

Theresa Pace said...

love this! the wall is ace and the whole card just looks so pretty. that house is inviting, hugs xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is super AMAZING!! I really want to make one similar!! I have double double triple checked & my name isn't on the winners list 🙁 But I truly love the fact that you give us all the chance!!!
Much love
Sam
xxxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I really like the effect of the two embossing folders

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. This is a gorgeous card. Love all the colours and the layout. This is a very special new home card. Will have a try at making this one.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue, great card for a new home or perhaps to welcome someone home who has been away for awhile - perhaps on a long cruise!! (I wish).
I am away from tomorrow on holiday (not a cruise) and I don't think I will be able to comment each day but hopefully will be able to check in to see your daily post. I will also miss seeing your live programmes on Hochanda but I have set my recorder so will look forward to viewing the shows when I return.
Marion S x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love this !! I love the stucco effect that the snow falling EF gives, then coupled with the wall mask it gives a beautiful wall effect. I love the window box with the pretty flowers, really gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love the way the window box and plant pots add dimension to the card. Very pretty.

Lisbeth

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Love it tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, it is so pretty. Fabulous new home card.
Pam sorry to hear your blood pressure is up but it's hardly surprising with everything that's going on with work - are they just plain stupid or irresponsible!xx
Elaine, pleased that Andrew is having such a good time xxx
Love and hugs to all Alison xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What is super card , love the textures and colours. Gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, such a lovely card which is suitable for many occasions. Love how you did your background. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Hugs xx P Austen

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and all the lovely Wilsonettes,
Well i am so chuffed to bits to see so many of my beautiful Wilsonettes names that i have known for so long win such a prized trophy from our wonderful Sue, without whom this wouldn't all be possible. Especially for me though my lovely friends Myra and Lorraine(don't tease PP too much Lorraine), but also June, Bejay, Hazel, Roasemary, Patricia, Chris, Jan, Carmen to name but a few. To all our newbies that also won i am highly delighted that you have also won a prize and that they are travelling so very far and wide this collection, now we have friends all over this great world who will know just how good it is to be apart of our happy wee club. WELL DONE EVERYONE, SENDING LOVE AND HUGS WITH THOSE GOOD WISHES.
I do like this new home card Sue especially with the brick wall of the house looking so real and what would a house be without a window box of some kind. A lovely card that is sometimes forgotten about in todays new age where everything is done by text or email. Thank you flower for bringing us our different daily diet of wonder and excitement.
I had ordered a few of the new release that came on Wednesday but i haven't had enough time to play with them yet. At this moment i am typing up this with Harry down for a sleep and trying to make up tags for a washing line with baby clothes for one of the bairns from the village, her oldest niece is expecting and due in 4 weeks time, just 5 weeks after she has been made a big sister to finally a baby brother. Since she knows she is having a girl, her wee brother will be an uncle at 5 weeks old. Her dad has just got used to being made a father for the 4th time and now he is going to be a grandfather as well, i wonder what the 3rd thing will be?
Well i will leave everyone with hugs where ever you are,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

barbara macaskill said...

This is a delightful scene! I love how you got the stucco look as the base of your card and the window scene is beautiful! A truly amazing card! TFS!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely cheerful card just what we need today after all the rain and dull clouds.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card I use these kenetic dies all the time, fantastic design

Vie
x

dragonswing said...

What an adorable card!! Love it! Who would have guess a snowfall folder could be used to create architecture? Ingenious.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. I have this die set it does make beautiful cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Narrowboat girl said...

What a great new home card this is & what an interesting use of the snow embossing folder

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours you have used.
Can't wait for your shows!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

snowy said...

I was thinking what to make for a new home card, now I know. Lovely sample. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, a lovely idea for a new home card.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous new home card but could also be used for other occasions.
I've been to the craft fayre at the NEC today so very tired tonight. I was lucky enough to get free tickets for myself and my friend. The show was much quieter than the March and November ones.
Hope everyone has had a good day.
Thoughts and prayers to all.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a charming card created with some of my favourite 3D dies....i do have the pleasure of owning these beautiful dies but havent, as yet, used them, in saying that, its only because ive lost my mojo not because there isnt a million and one things that can be created with them.
The double embossed background effect is ingenious and so effective, i will really need to get that brickwork mask. The cute little window box finishes off the card beautifully, the flowers are adorable as are the shutters and pink curtain. I'm sure that i could find plenty of reasons other than a new home card to send this little beauty, thanks Suexxx
Sincere apologies for my oh so rude absence yesterday but i was totally wiped out by being the hostess with the mostest....i had forgotten just how demanding men can be....hence my single status:-)....you have to be at their beck and call 24/7 otherwise there are sulks and arguments. Uncle B has lived with his son and daughter in law for a few years and is used to having everything done for him, and at 81 i guess that's allowed but now he has decided he wants his own space again and is in the process of moving into his own flat....he's going to have a huge shock to the system doing things for himself because that's why he moved in with my cousin in the first place! I'm not sure he realises what he is taking on because he's had a life of being catered to by my Aunt and then his DIL, he is excited about it though so i hope all goes well. He departed this morning looking forward to a few more whiskeys on the journey home no doubt:-), and sense of calm has descended as Darcey regains her place on the sofa and Brodie gets his bed back!
As befits my Princess status...thanks Carmen:-)....i spent the afternoon having my nails sculpted and my hair blow dried, must maintain a certain standard for my public!:-). Think I'll have a quiet weekend enjoying Sues shows and attempt to recharge my batteries.
Pam, what on earth are they playing at in your office? Why do they keep moving furniture? I hope that your chest isnt affected this time and please be careful with that high blood pressure because it can be so dangerous if left. Sending hugs and thanks for your kind words regarding my good fortunexxx
Elaine, I'm so glad Andrew is feeling rejuvenated, he deserves a bit of a break before the treatment starts again. Good luck with the hospital appointment tomorrow and I'm so glad your eye is improvingxxx
Carmen, bestest birthday wishes to the Kid and please enjoy your holiday weekend with your boys...if you cant be good, be careful!
Rosemary, best of luck with your scan tomorrow, try not to worry.
Yvonne, still sulking honey?:-)
Huge hugs to all my besties, thanks for your kind words about my wins, glad to see you back Norah, missed youxxx

Laine1972xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card I like the effect of the falling snow EF on the wall
Pam sorry to hear your BP is up sometimes just having it checked is enough to send it soaring!
Rosemary I'll be thinking of you tomorrow hope all goes well
Elaine I hope your husband's scan goes well too
Carmen have a lovely celebratory weekend with your family
Sending good wishes to all hope you all have a good weekend

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. Just back from a boating holiday on the Thames and catching up with this weeks blog. Love all the cards especially today's. Your ideas are so inspirational. Thank you. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

sued99 said...

I love this card. It's so pretty. X

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm rather late today as it's Friday! Fridays are chaotic in this household!
Sue I really love the effect you have got on the wall! It may be stucco ,which I recognised or, pebble dash! Either way it's very effective!
I have this Die set and planned to use it more at Christmas but I can see I am missing a trick or two! Have used the flowers in a couple of Shadow Box Die cards! So I do think outside the box! Occasionally! Lol!
I'm sorry I haven't read the posts today! I know, I know, it's very wrong! However - as Laine is just above me I know her Uncle has gone back to Yorkshire - Saba calls it God's own County! Ok - fine - Scotland though is God's own Country ! !!' We can't be held responsible for the Politicians thought they dontake liberties! Lol!
Love Myra, Friend of Maureen! Oops I've lost the brackets! Xxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card and the faux stucco is brilliant. I would have said stucco rather than pebble dash but it looks good whatever you call it.
I might not be able to comment for the next two weeks, we are sailing around the Croatian islands and whilst most of the bigger islands have wifi in their restaurants I don't want to appear rude by being on my iPad whilst dining. I will try and get in when I can though. I'm gutted to be missing your shows tomorrow, nearly cancelled my holiday!


Pam glad your appointment went well despite your Bp. Good luck next week at the clinic.
Elaine safe journey home for Andrew tomorrow, shame about the carp but the main thing is he's felt well, had a fantastic time and has made you happy, that's worth its weight in gold. Good luck to John tomorrow.
Donita loved your sentiment! Didn't you do well with your dies, enjoy.
Carmen enjoy your long weekend with your family.
Myra I'm not arguing with you but Yorkshire has first claim! Listen to the words of Jerusalem.
Laine, at last I am going to get to play with my rope, can't wait to tie some knots on board.
Last but not least, Rosemary there will be a big cloud of love and support all around you tomorrow, big hugs.
Love and hugs for all, be good.
Saba xxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This is a beautiful card today. I do love your window shutter dies and window box dies with all the cute little matching flowers !!! They make such beautiful 3D cards. The background embossing folder and mask looks great used together to. This is a really fab new home card. I love the colours you have used to. Thank you. 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,
This is a gorgeous set of dies and makes such a lovely window and window box. Loving the little tulips and background too.
Cheers.
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card and dies. Can be used all year round. Thank you Sue for such lovely dies. Echoing all Pam's comments.

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like your 3D window card. Makes me feel right at home!

Eunice said...

This card has a lot of depth to it, love your color combinations!!!

Latenight Sandy H said...

Lovely card, super embossed background. Those tiny butterflies are just gorgeous.
Rosemary, hope all goes well with your scan on Saturday.
Take care everyone.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Did a bird tell you that I have to make a new home card for a friend? Probably ... so thank you for the inspiration. It is a lovely card and looks easy to make it ... we’ll see. Love your idea to emboss twice the background! Oh....the ideas are flowing now, thanks to you.

Rosemary P. – Hope your MRI will go smoothly.
Elaine – Safe journey home for Andrew.
Pam – Brilliant idea: move the cabinets again! Are they doing this on purpose? It might be a message for you and other complainers, they won’t stop moving the furniture till you quit. You never know what is in other people mind. Better not :)
Marion, Saba – Enjoy your vacation!
Donita – That is a lovely sentiment! Enjoy your new toys! Did you order them from Ecstasy Craft or from a different craft store?
Myra – Where is your friend Maureen?

Dear friends, since so many of you wished me to have a good long weekend, I promise do to my best.

Hugs to you all and have a good weekend,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I completely forgot to leave a comment yesterday (it must be old age lol!). I adore this card it's using one the dies I was lucky enough to win.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marie said...

A lovely card again Sue. Wish my sight was just a little bit better although I am blessed to be able to see at all.
Happy Canada Day to CCM and any other Canadians on here. I have dual nationality and spent 22 years in Ontario and loved it. I returned to the UK after I was widowed and my sight got worse.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love the window and how you made the brick exterior.

Susan Mitchell said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. Up here in Scotland, we call it Harling.

Susan