Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  I first want to mention that today is the day that I will be doing the die drawings and posting the winners so don't forget to check back later this afternoon!  First though, we have this card on offer for the giveaway this week.  I selected milk card as the background colour and I wrapped a piece of satin edged organza ribbon around the centre and taped the ends to the back.  I cut four of the Pacific Ocean Corners out of mocha card and glued them into each corner.  Next I cut a smaller piece of milk card and embossed it with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder for texture.  I inked it lightly over the top with frayed burlap. I cut the Bora Bora die in Mocha as a base, then added the Fiji die cut out of taupe card.  I cut the centre of the Bora Bora out of milk and added the Tahiti centre to it and attached it to the centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the small hexagon and added a slightly larger mat to it.  I tied a bow and added it to the side and topped it with a matching flower cut from the Striped Nasturtium set.  Milk, taupe and mocha mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this card.  All for now, Sue x






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146 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, perfect for the giveaway. However wins this delight will be thrilled.L
Good luck everyone in the draw.
Lynda, oh no, poor you, your face and arm must have been so sore. Hope everything clears up for your birthday celebrations.
Carmen, fantastic news about the Kid, I'm so glad the pathology report was good, and that he is looking and feeling good. He must have missed you all.
Myra, I'm so so jealous, I would love Adirondack chairs in my garden, I've loved them since I first saw them at my brothers house in the States.
Tressa how lovely to be able to watch the whales go past. I once went on a Whake Watch in New England, marvellous sight. They are so regal.
Elaine, hope the doc was able to prescribe for your eye, sounds very painful.
Donita, you have hit the nail on the head, new labour us paid so much less than we are. And we collect the revenue in......
Hugs to all. Keep well and safe. Thinking if our missing and poorly friends.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning. Love the colour combo.

Barbara V

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, somebody is going to be the proud owner good luck all.
Thank you Sue.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Denise Bryant said...

Love all the layering! Beautiful card!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card for the giveaway, love the colour combo and the dimension created by the layers. Good luck for the draw everyone. Have a great day and stay dry. Bx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. It's strange but I only remember what day it is only because of the Wednesday giveaway, it's quite worrying really, maybe it's because unless I have gp or hospital appointments each day is very much like another, so I go by what's happening on your blog lol. Anyway, each Wednesday I repeat myself and say how do you say goodbye to these adorable samples, but knowing you duplicate makes me feel better should I be that very lucky person to receive such a beautiful handmade with love gift from you.
I just love looking at your work and see how you've put these dies together it's so clever. I'll more than likely forget about the later post as I always do, but one thing I'd like to say is .... to those new followers that left 4 comments per day during the launch, please don't disappear at the finish line, even if you don't comment from here in PLEASE log into the blog daily, just by going into Particraft will boost Sue's numbers which in turn will take Sue closer to the top of the blogs. Thank you.
Sending hugs your way Sue xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card love the colour combo and the Jacobean Embossing folder is my favourate. Good luck everyone .
Catherine V94 xx

Lyn Cleasby said...

That is a lovely card, Sue. I love how you put it all together.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Showing the Pacific collection at its very best Sue, beautiful card and the colours are different and pretty. Love the satin edged ribbon for the bow, the embossing folder is just right too.
Good luck everyone in this Wednesday card and in the release draw later !!
Hugs
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the calming colours. With the Bora Bora and other wonderful named dies I'm back on my deckchair from yesterday, but I've moved to the South seas! So pleased that we have you back on TV this weekend, can't wait to see what wonders you bring.
Lynda, ouch! Hope you recover in time for your birthday.
Carmen, this is brilliant news about the Kid, I hope his recovery continues.
Good luck everyone for Sue's mega draw this afternoon. Hugs to all, you really are the most marvellous support group. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card for the giveaway. I love how you mix and match your dies to make stunning creations like this one. It's lovely to see a big bow now and again like this one. I have my machine all set to record your shows on Hochanda on the 1st & 2nd of July it will be lovely to see you demo your dies and see some of your beautiful samples as it's been a while since you were on the tv and we do miss you when your not around. Good Luck everyone for the draw.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, this card is so pretty, where do you get all of your ideas from? You always show us such beautiful cards and dies. Thank you Sue x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a gorgeous card for the giveaway.
I have set my recorder to record your shows on the 1st and 2nd July. I will be on holiday then but I will look forward to watching them on my return
Marion S x

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Debra x

Karen Drew said...

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

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card, love it, looks really regal.
A card that will make someone do a Happy Dance when it pops through their door.
Pam, as always I echo your great summary, what would we do without it every day, thank you.
Patricia xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card in a lovely colour combination, great for a giveaway. X

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely giveaway card today, would look lovely on my craft shelf, ha ha, good luck everyone

Pam I reiterate all you have said above.

Overslept today and have to get ready for my craft group so must dash.

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

Barbara (C) said...

I like the subtle colouring on the embossing. I think mocha is an under used card as it works with so many other colours.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I'm with Barbara C on the colour mocha. Loving the focal point elements. Just lovely.
Hugs, Rose

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination.

Michele

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty card, not sure about the position of the bow but as always it will grow on me and it will prove to be just right as usual!!!!!

Chris Curry said...

A very beautiful card Sue. Very classy and made more so I feel with the organza ribbon and bow. Thank you. Looking forward to your shows at the weekend, have a good day. Xx

dorothy cattanach said...

Hi and Good Morning Sue and evertone. Just love my dies with the hexagonal in them. Today's card is beautifl.The colour way is so lovely.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Dorothy xxx

Jan Sayer said...

I love this colour combination.
Classy card.
Jan
Northampton

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, love your colourway. Love the Pacific collection. You are so generous the way you share.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the use of the many different dies.

Krafty Runner x said...

Good Morning Sue,

Incredibly decadent!
The corners are jewel like, giving a rich luxurious appearance, loving it!

Krafty Runner x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes,
What a lovely giveaway card today whoever wins it will be very lucky, I love the gentle hints of colour in it.

Good Luck all who wins any of the Christmas die as there all Stunning.

Can anyone help im putting on insect repellent taking antihistamines putting on vickes and im covered in bites everyday getting more helpppppp someone please xx

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

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Judith Tucker said...

Another beautiful card. I love the colour combinations xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card and fab flower!

Jan.moogie said...

A true Sue card today lovely. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Unusual card, Sue, a lot going on and love the colour choice. So glad to see you'll be on our screens on the 1st for the ODS.
Lynda - poor you! Rest up until your big day.
Tres - sorry you've been poorly too.
Laine - that diva!! No, don't mean PP lol (though that visit will mean another big round of cleaning|) but Darcey - is she staring at Uncle B and giving him the heebie-jeebies? That's cats for you.
Hugs to poorly and missing friends.

'P' in Wales

SueJ said...

This is really nice, lovely use of the corners.

Good luck everyone in the draw, very generous of you Sue, I enjoyed seeing the new collection.

Anne said...

A very stylish card this morning, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card for the giveaway today. Whoever wins this will be thrilled.
Good luck everyone in this afternoons draw.
Thoughts and prayers to all.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and in colours I may not have put together but I'be changed my mind They look great Fingers crossed I may be lucky later Good luck everybody

June Horrocks said...

Love today's card sue the colours you have chosen are brill the folder is one of my favourites the bow and flowers stunning
What a gift Good luck everyone
June horrocks xxxxxcc

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous colours, gorgeous die-cuts, a gorgeous card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely design, a very clever use of various dies

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely card for a giveaway. I like the way you have mixed the dies together, they work really well and the flowers look stunning. Sending best wishes. Good luck to everyone for today's draws.
YvonneMayxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue such a lovely card to be giving away. Classic in its simplicity, the combination of dies and the colour choice just makes it a great card
Good Luck to everyone in this afternoons draw and thank you Sue for your generosity.
Wendyx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, somebody is going to be thrilled.
Lydia
X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very exquisite card today, I love the colour combinations you have used. The great dimension used adds so much into your card & your flowers always are beautiful. Anyone who wins this will be more than delighted. Good luck everyone. Yvonne xx

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely card for this rainy Wednesday day

Xx Jenny

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s a wonderful, elegant and delicate card you made for us.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A gorgeous card today, the colours make the card look extremely classy. Ther winner will be one very happy crafter. Good luck everyone.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful Card for today's give away. I love the Jacobean embossing folder, never fails to impress me. B. One of my best buys. Someone is going to be very lucky today. Hugs to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Suemac said...

Love the card, and colour combination.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card as it uses some of my most favourite dies - the Pacific collection is so classy and you can have lots of fun just playing with all the interchangeable hexes!...and the colour scheme is just perfect too...

So today we have the WW Giveaway, the draw for the Festive release and it started raining last night and it's still chucking it down this morning...what a wonderful day!!...lol

Izzy

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card today showcasing lots of pretty dies. I love the colour combination, it all aeons so well and reminds me of a posh coffee. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
Lynda ouch, take care xxx

Jan 23 said...

What a beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Love the use of all the different dies together to make this card Sue.
VCCumbria xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a beautiful card this morning. I still get amazed on how you create your cards and make all the dies into a stunning master piece. I Love the Pacific corners on how it draws your eye to the centre of the card.....Wendy

P Austen said...

Morning Sue and everyone, lovely colour combo, embossing folder, dies and those gorgeous flowers; what's not to like? And, it's going to a very lucky person. Fabulous! Hugs xx P Austen

Ann R said...

Good Morning Sue, gorgeous card. How thrilled I'd be to win it. You are so talented, thank you for all you share with us, Ann from Newmarket xx

Liz said...

Stunning card! Beautiful design, as always, and I love the colours.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

Mavis L said...


Good morning Sue. What a beautiful giveaway card. Love the colourway.
Mavis L x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A beautiful card today of which I ma loving the colour combo. You do combos so well.

A couple of mini power cuts yesterday morning then Windows 10 taking the whole day to update itself meant I was out of action on the internet and couldn't leave comments.
Now I will have to find out exactly what they did to my PC.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card to give away it's beautiful.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the colour combination.
Kate from Kendal

ethansnanna said...




A lovely card today, and whoever wins this, will
be sooo pleased!!!



Doreen x

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue ,Someone is going to be very happy to win this card .

Carman, I am so so Happy for the kid , it is wonderful to hear he is feeling so much better and the news is good . Andrew is still fishing but the carp are not biting ,non of the gang have had a carp yet ,they are quite upset about it they can only think it is way too hot for them , however they are catching other fish and Andrew is still enjoying the gang and the holiday ,that is the main thing .

Lynda ,Ohh poor you i hope all clears up and you feel better for your big day . xx

Maureen you are awful but i like you , have you finished with your zimmer wheels now ?

Alimecca , Andrew said to tell you they are having a Whale of a time and to come on over if you have time , you will enjoy it.

Thank you all my eye is a lot better this morning ,less red and puffy the Dr gave me some antiseptic eye ointment ,it soothed the eye on the first application,

Pam i hope everything went well for you yesterday ?, will echo your comments today Thank you .


Take care everyone
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Great card,very nice for the giveaway,
Best wishes
Karen M

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love to win this.
Annette x

Sharron Lonsdale said...

Lovely card, I love the colour scheme. I'd love to win this.

Sharron xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Another lovely one Sue. We could just use the centre section with a bit of matting for a smaller card, which I would probably do. Thanks for the inspiration. Xx

stitchingranny said...

A very pretty card. I have this set and Fiji is definitely my favourite and is used lots.

Hugs
Helen x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card , love Jean Z xxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Another lovely card l also like the colours but I can't help feeling l would be inclined to put a another bow on the opposite side as well
JOY Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the mix of milk, taupe and mocha although I don't have any of these foundation colours, must rectify that. Wishing everyone good luck for today's giveaways
Pam echoing you as always and Elaine glad the eye is a bit better
Carmen great news about the kid

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card for your giveaway, whoever wins this will be delighted.
Good luck everyone in today's draw.
Take care, Jess xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Fellow Hopefuls,

The excitement is building! We all could be winners! We are all winners, because we get to see what wonders spring from your imagination.

Something bothers me about the composition of this card. Maybe it's the corners all alone outside the layers of the middle, or maybe it's the placement of the bow, as others have said. Or maybe that one isolated striped nasturtium. What I really like, however, is how nicely the points of the Bora Bora line up with the points of the Fiji, and then the increasing intensity of the middle hexagons. Wow! I also like the colors and the embossing.

May all the giveaways be guided to their most fitting destinations.

June Smith, I think every week how great your Wednesdays are, not only the giveaway card but also your crafting group.

The birds are already chirping, so I'd best be getting to sleep.

Love,
Donita

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. So much elegant, intricate and delicate detail.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Am loving this card, I have the Pacific ocean collection, it is one of my favorites, love the ribbon and the colour combo. Will definitely be giving this one a try.
Pam hope you are feeling better and work is "playing ball".
Elaine glad your eye is getting better Carmen and the kid gather by previous posts that you have had good news, I'm glad.
Crewe Trish thinking of you as usual
Donita thank you for your support and suggestions for copies g with my brain MRI, still waiting for a date.
Love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love today's card and how wonderful for someone to be able to win it You are so thoughtful Sue
Good luck everyone in the draw later And again thank you Sue for the chance to win one of your wonderful dies
Pam I echo your lovely comments and I hope your hospital visit went well I don't suppose work has changed so I will just wish you well in that area too
Elaine how did you go on at the GP .
Hugs to all that may need one
Have a lovely 😊 day
Theresa G xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Not sure about this card, like some of the other ladies, I find the bow and additional flower distracting. But I do like the dies
Margaret

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, looks very elegant x

Scottydog said...

A lovely card for the giveaway!the striped nasturtiums along with the poppies are my favourite flowers. Also like that embossing folder.
Good luck everyone for the draw later on. Thank you Sue for your generosity.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card for us to savour this morning.
Good luck everyone in the draw.
Elaine, pleased to hear that your eye is getting better.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

A beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all and Good Luck for the draw this afternoon

Annx without an "e"

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and I love the colour combination, so soft and gentle. The mix of dies is great, a perfect card for the giveaway.

Lynda B - I hope you are not feeling just so sore today and the scabs are healing nicely.
Carmen - the Kid is back! Great news that he is feeling so much better and got good results.
Elaine - hope the ointment is still helping and your eye is less painful today.

Good Luck to everyone for the draw this afternoon. I think there will be a lot of finger crossing going on today :-)

Frances

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another gorgeous card for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone for this and this afternoon's draws.
Doreen R

FoxyG Gilly said...

Stunning card. Love the colour combination.

hollyberry said...

Such an elegant card.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I think this is such an elegant card how you come up with so many different cards just shows what an amazing designer you are
Pam I hope your hospital appointment went well.Elaine hopefully your eye will now clear up I am so enjoying reading about Andrews holiday do you think he would mind if we all turned up to join him.Rosemary hugs as usual.Lynda I hope you are feeling less sore today.

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks, Sue for another stylish card. I love the milk card and use it a lot.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tfs
Good luck all
Elizabeth Bennett

yorkshiresue said...

This is certainly a wow card Sue that I would love to own xx

yorkshiresue said...

This is certainly a wow card Sue that I would love to own xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is stunning and very elegant.
Such a beautiful card to give away, good luck to everyone for the die give away
and for today's card give away.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Late posting was nights last night! Another beautiful card how can you bear give it away? Lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Where Do I Begin I Love "Today's Beautiful Wednesday Giveaway Gift"
Like Steph Mentioned I Don't Know How You Can Part With Such Beautiful Cards, But Then If
You Didn't You'd Have So Many....
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Milk/Mocha/Taupe Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam" (You Didn't Mention But I Know You Use In Every Card You Make)
"Creative Expression Flat Backed Pearls"
"Creative Expression Satin Edged Organza Ribbon"
"Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Pacific Ocean Corners"
"Sue Wilson Bora/Bora Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Fiji Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Tahiti Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Striped Nasturtium Die Set"
Today's Card Is An Exceptional "Colour Combination" Using Your "Milk/Mocha/Taupe" Together Quite Striking
You Started By Taking A Piece Of "Milk Card" For The Background You Wrapped Around A Piece Of
"The Satiin Edged Ribbon" Around The Centre Of Your Card Taping The Ends To The Back Of The Card.
You Then Cut Out Four Extremely Beautiful "Pacific Ocean Corners" Out Of "Mocha Card" You Then Glued
Them In Each Corner Of Your Card.
Next You Cut A Smaller Piece Of "Milk Card" You Then Embossed This Using "The Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder"
(Which I Must Admit Being A Favourite Of Mine) You Slightly Added Colour By Going Over The Top With
"Frayed Burlap" Sue, You Then Cut Out "The Bora/Bora Die Out Of "Milk Card" Adding "The Tahiti" Centre To It
Attaching This To The Centre Of Your Card, You Stamped Your "Beautiful Sentiment" Cutting Out With A Small
Hexagon Adding A Slightly Larger To Mat, Adding "Mounting Foam" To The Back You Placed To The Centre Of Your Card
Sue, You Then Tied An Exquisite Bow Using "The Satin Edged Organza Ribbon" You Made A Flower Using
"The Striped Nasturtium Die Set" (Stunning Colours) You Attached This To Your Bow Placing This To The Side
Of Your "Impressive Card" You Added "Mounting Foam" To Your Background Onto A "Milk Card Mat" With Your
"Famous Signature Piercing" Then Mat/Layers Of "Taupe/Mocha/Milk Card"
Sue Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Beautiful Card.
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
From Sam xxx
Good Luck πŸ€πŸ€žTo Whom Ever Wins Wednesday Gift Giveaway Card, Also A Huge Good Luck πŸ€πŸ€žTo Any
One Whom Wins In "The Christmas 2017 Die Gifts" Especially If You Comment/Or View Regularly..............

snowy said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colour combo. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Anonymous said...

Blimey Sue

You have been busy lately. Another stunner. Do you ever make any crafters oops?

Rebecca Knowles Hinckley

julie laz said...

Or I would love to win this card sue, frame it and straight on my wall lol crafty hugs Julie laz xxx🌸😜🐩

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card showing the versatility of your dies. Love how all the dies tie together and compliment each other.
You brought back Striped Nasturtiums and the JF embossing folder. Love both of them. Thank you for the inspiration.

The winner (good luck to all of us) will be happy with this prize.

Dear friends, I forgot to mention yesterday that the Kid said Thank you and he sent a big hug to you all.

Short today, busy day ahead at work and after work.

Good Luck to everyone for the draw this afternoon.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Sunset Bay said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the colours you have used xxx

Julie Fox said...

Hi Sue
Your work is inspirational! I can only dream of making cards as beautiful as yours. Love love love all that you do

Pawprintx4 said...

Love this card. I put That embossing die on my must have list. Would love to win this one.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

gailgale said...

A really lovely card, Sue.
I really like how you did the embossing square.
We don't often see just a small embossed square on a card.
Those dies are very nice together also.
I really, really like this card.
It is a little different and I like that.

Carol Worwood said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and love the way you have used the embossing folder, thankyou xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, a really elegant look.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Champagne Dvine said...

Absolutely love this card. I need those corners ☺☺

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue Lovely card I love how the ribbon breaks the card, Arlyn

Jean said...

Simply lovely!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really like today's card apart from the flower and bow! I'm sorry I hardly ever criticise your cards - well I'm not really qualified to do that for a start! Lol. However in this instance I just feel that the flower and bow look a little odd and maybe superfluous to the card! I love the colours and Dies you have used though - still lots to admire and from which to learn!
Carmen- great news about the Kid! That must have made your day! I was thrilled and I don't know the young man!
Elaine - I'm so pleased your eye is getting better! We are all alike - " wait and see if it gets better on its own!" A lot of things do but not everything! Glad Andrew is enjoying his holiday!
Sharon - re insects ! They bite me too! They don't like Tea Tree Oil , and a Scottish remedy - for the midges with kilts , is an Avon product SSS - oil . Think it means Skin So Soft! We saw it on sale in Spain too! Hope you get something to help!
Pam - hope check up went well! You could sit on a chair today - an umbrella would be necessary though! Lol!
Lynda - so sorry about your fall! Get Well Soon!
All the best to everyone in the Draw!
We are all Winners really.
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!" ) xx

ursula said...

A really lovely card Sue....my kind of card...thank you...luv Ursula xx

Unknown said...

This is such a regal looking card, very impressive.

JanL
in Sheffield

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card.
Rosemary xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a truly gorgeous card!!....it looks amazing!!
So exciting!!....ill check back later!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I really like the Pacific ocean sets. Lovely card.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, lovely card for today's give away, thank you. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Diane King said...

Lovely card. Xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Fabulous card for today's giveaway, love how you have used the Jacobean embossing folder as a square behind your focal point. Bora Bora is one of my all time favourite dies and it looks gorgeous on this card as usual. I have most of the dies so thank you for the inspiration.
Good luck to everyone, somebody will be over the moon to win this card.

Carmen that is brilliant news, what a lovely surprise for you when he came into work. Wishing him all the very best.
Elaine, glad the cream is helping, sorry the carp aren't playing game though, tell him to poke an electric prod in the water, that'll make em jump!
Lynda ouch, hope you soon feel more comfortable.
Laine, have you started redecorating yet for Yvonne's visit? Ordered the new carpets? Curtains? Etc. She will be expecting some luxury you know.
Good luck everyone for this afternoons draw. There will be some happy dancing.
Love and hugs for all
Saba

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! The color combination makes me think of a rich and creamy cup of hot cocoa! Very pretty and comforting! A wonderful Wednesday Giveaway card in my opinion! TFS!

Judy Hollers said...

I love the milk, taupe and mocha color scheme with these beautiful dies and embossing folder. Fantastic colors to use to showcase the die cuts!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card for a giveaway. Love the colours and dies you've used.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

An interesting design for your card today. I do love the versatility and interchangeability of your country collections. I love to mix them when creating my cards. The color combination is such a soothing one today, all rather neutral colors but they work so well together.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Sue.
Gr Karin

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card, the dies are scrumptious.
I know I'm going to forget everything so forgive me as I'm not going to name names except to say that Elaine, the wheels have been returned, along with the arm crutch. The walking stick is ready to be returned to Physio Dept a I've bought a rather nice folding one which will go into my bag. Glad that Andrew is enjoying himself.
Now I feel guilty - Pam hope you are o.k.
Laine, come and stay here while Yvonne's at your house!
Lynda, I feel your pain and hope the scabs and bruises soon heal.
love to everyone.
Maureen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely.
Beverley W

Narrowboat girl said...

Gorgeous Sue. I have these dies so no prizes for guessing what I shall be doing at the weekend

Tracy Stitt said...

Beautiful x

Merci DeVries said...

Very beautiful Sue! Thank you for teaching us how to make better cards! Thank you for sharing with everyone!

dorothy cattanach said...


Hi everyone
Congratulations to all winners of the Festive Die Launch. Enjoy xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous care anyone would love to win this beauty. Have a great evening. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Betty McAlister said...

evening Sue. Gorgeous card for your Wednesday give away. So beautiful. Congratulations to your new die launch winners xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Yet another total showstopper of a card, I LOVE the colour palette, my favourite, and the composition is sublime and finished off to perfection by the bow and striped nasturtium. I cant think of a more appropriate choice to gift to one lucky Wilsonette, i do hope that Steph is correct in thinking that you make a copy of your giveaway cards because it would be a real shame for you to have to give away such a beauty:-)
YIPEEEEE! Well, this day has been SO much better than my birthday and Christmas rolled into one.....just when I was beginning to feel downtrodden by the demands of Uncle B....though he DID do the dishes all by himself tonight!:-)....i was amazed to find out this morning that i was one of the lucky winners of a bundle of FOUR festive dies from the new release, CE rather kindly ran the competition on their Facebook page last week and i never dreamed that my name would be chosen....but it was!:-) So i am now the proud owner of both Stained glass dies, the 2017 Angel AND the THree Wise Men die, my screams could be heard streets away!
Of course i had to tell my bestie Yvonne immediately and she did her very best to pretend to be pleased for me:-), but i sensed a deep rooted resentment bubbling away.
Now, i think that you all know me well enough now to assume that i would be more than satisfied by this fortuitous windfall and as such it never even occurred to me that i may also be one of Sues lucky winners so i was going about my merry way this afternoon, on cloud nine already, when i remembered about the big announcement. As my eyes ran through the long list i was pleased to see June, Myra, Rosemary P and Carmen amongst the winners before it dawned on me that i was also named.....cue more screams of delight and disbelief, how on earth could one person be so lucky in one day? Maybe i should put on a lottery ticket after all!:-)
Thankyou to Sue and the team at CE for your continued generosity, you have succeeded in putting a 1000 watt smile on my normally sullen face:-)
Carmen, congrats honey, well deserved. How heartening to here about the Kids great progress, onwards and upwards:-)
Elaine, thanks for your congrats this morning, i would never have noticed without your heads up. Hope Andrew is equally lucky and catches that elusive carp!
Myra, I'm so pleased that you are one of the winners, i cant think of a more deserving recipient....no, I'm not pulling your leg, I'm totally sincere for a change:-)
Maureen, if that offer is genuine then i may seriously take you up on it after all, you have met Yvonne and realise what i suffer........:-)
Yvonne, come on admit it already, I AM clearly Sue's No.1 fan so suck it up!:-)
Huge hugs to all my bestiesxxx

Laine1972xxx

liz spooner said...

This is a really stunning card today Sue, love the colours. Congrats to all those lucky people.xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card I love the colours you've used.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful Card. xx
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Love Brenda xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Unfortunately I didn't win any of the dies on the last launch so It looks as though I will have to buy all my favourites. Luckily it was payday a couple of days ago.

Love the simplicity of todays card even though on my laptop it looks as though you have used blue and white card, very strange.

Lisbeth

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue sorry late again internet has Been off again all day.
Today's card is gorgeous very pretty
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx
Thank you Pam & everyone for your kind messages re my fall still scabby haha but my back is still painfull.
Congratulations to all the Die winners enjoy your useing your Dies June Carmen Myra & Lane lucky lady winning on CE Facebook & Sues Die release. Me jealous Noooo. Well done everyone. Xx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card, love the colour choices

June x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Gorgeous card today, Sue.
I love your colour combination.
Lesley S x

Eunice said...

Love your card today Sue, the color combination is quite soothing.

Sherry said...

such a pretty card!!!

Denise Hancock said...

HiI Sue another lovely card very Art Deco.
Denise x

Laura O' Connor said...

A really great card sue. Laura O

Marie said...

Good morning Sue,
Too late for the draw but not too late to appreciate the opportunity to see the beautiful cards you make. I am working on my family to give me a second birthday this year. Not for money you understand but for half a day out to the craft shop. Due to my low vision and arthritis I don't go out alone and still have gift cards to spend.

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty card and love the colours used very classy xx

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!