Monday, 26 June 2017

You Are The Best

Hello there my crafty friends!  I do have to confess that I designed this card entirely around the embossing folder (that I had just received in the post!)  I really love the way it frames everything.  I embossed the Jasmine Frame embossing folder using coconut white card as my background.  I added some flatback pearls in the corners and matted it with a thin black mat.  For the focal element, I cut the Azores die out of white and backed it with silver mirror card.  I cut one more backing piece in black and cut it in half and added it to the top and bottom edges as a shadow.  I cut the Atlantic Ocean tag out of white and backed it with black, then cut it down the centre.  I attached one piece of it to the sides of the Azores so it was just peeking out the left and right sides.  Next I cut the same tag again but in vintage silver card twice and in black card twice.  I used the black as a shadow on booth of the silver tags, then crisscrossed them and attached them to the middle of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the tag and added a black shadow to it as well using the slightly larger centre of the other tag in the set.  I cut the Chrysanthemum die using two of each of the sizes in the set, offset them and glued them all together.  I used a silver paint pen on the tips.  I seated the flower of a black satin ribbon bow and added a few leaves from the set as accents.  White, silver and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely.
June you seem to have had great fun at Groovi, good for you.
Donita, what can I say, fab food, fab friends, presents, crafting, cake and much laughter. Sounds like a recipe for the perfect day, you just needed a jug of Maureen's pink stuff, she said it wasn't alcoholic, hmmmmm. So glad you ended your birthday celebration in style.
Elaine, poor you. I think you must be run down and vulnerable to everything, go to docs before it gets worse. Lovely to hear Andrew is having such a good time. Now where is his monster fish?
Julie, Sandie, Dirothy and June Horricks new babies due, that little stork is going to be so busy.
Laine, you may think he won't notice but it's surprising what they do see. I hope you have a great time with him though.
The twins are doing well, thank you. Their dad has arranged a holiday in the Lakes, August, for Robs wife, daughter, his sister and her family, his brother and him, Nikki his wife and the boys, 11 in all, the twins are so excited as they will have so much fun. It will give Kelky and her partner a chance fir a break too.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
A very pretty embossing folder.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love the embossing folder.

Barbara V

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful embossing folder it's so sweet the way it frames the card.Gorgeous.
Jan x

Jan.moogie said...

Sue Sue Sue what are you playing at, this is awesome and beautiful and I want it (the embossing folder). My need list is so long and my want list too but boy oh boy you should see the length of my must have list it is mindbogglingly long. Thanks for all you do and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, dear me I can see why you like th embossing folder!!! It's lush!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. These framed folders are absolutely gorgeous. I've seen quite a few cards made with these folders and they are all so pretty. They are a wonderful foundation to build on and for that reason I shall get my shop owner to order some for me, hope she has a new CE rep since the lovely rep John left !
I'm returning today's sentiment back to you Sue. If it wasn't for you and your designing skills, if it wasn't for your dies and daily inspiration, then I wouldn't get such nice compliments at market, I just embarrasingly day "thank you" but if I thought they knew anything about crafting my reply would be "it's down to Sue Wilson dies" and that is what I do say if another crafter approaches me at market, it's so nice to get into a craft convo at market when someone that appreciates the amount of work just one card takes, plus it's my way of hopefully promoting your dies etc. So today is our little families 3rd Anniversary and this will bring back fun loving memories for you Sue and you know who ☺ they are taking their now walking and talking beautiful Lottie to Chester zoo, a lovely family day out to celebrate, what could be better, a lovely weekend away and the zoo ☺
Well there's my text to announce my two are on their way back from the park, so my love n hugs are making their way to you special lady, have a lovely day xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card and a fabulous EF. I'll send the sentiment back to you with a huge thank you for my daily dose of inspiration.
I'm just going to echo Pam's comments again as I have to psych myself up for work. With 4 weeks to go I've found out I'm being replaced by a 19 year old with no experience, and I'm supposed to hand over 14 years of knowledge before I leave! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Think I would have arranged a card around the embossing folder it is beautiful. Another item on my "needs" list!!!
Karen xx

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the shadows that you make with the dies, it really makes a difference.
Annette x

rosiejt said...

What a lovely embossing folder (and card)!

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous Embossing folder and card today, really pretty me thinks I need that one too

I reiterate all Pam said above and send love and hugs to all that need them

Have a lovely day all

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue the folder is beautiful the card is stunning and the flowers wow !!!!!i envy my blog friends their blogs are brill Pam Steph ect love em
Thank you sue all my love june horrocks xxxxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card with that gorgeous embossing folder. I must get that!
Doreen R

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today Sue! The embossing does look lovely so I can see why you were itching to use it :). Debra x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous embossing folder Sue.. Definitely on my next shopping spree.
VCCumbria xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful embossing folder, so delicate and with lovely detail. Great card. X

TDQ Karen said...

I can see why you love this folder, it is beautiful. It has been the base for a stunning card xx

snowy said...

Love these framed embossing folders, such a gorgeous card. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue really lovely embossing folder and the card is goegeous.
Catherine V94 xx

Chris Curry said...

I can see why you designed your card around the embossing folder, it's stunning. Gorgeous card altogether Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. A WOW card this morning . I can see why you wanted to created the card around the Jasmine Frame Embossing folder. Everything on the card works beautifully together..... Wendy

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh! So glad I put in a small Christmas order and included the chrysanthemum die, it is so lovely and I am now itching to get my hands on it lol !!
I know that my list is way too long but I am getting it down a few at a time at the moment and so looking forward to starting on those "C" cards soon.
Muriel x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossed background.


Jan Sayer said...

I can see why you took time to work out which die to use with the lovely embossing folder which is so pretty. A great card.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful Card love everything about it. The inspiration you give us all is priceless. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Denise Bryant said...

The Jasmine Frame embossing folder is one of my favorites! Pretty card with lovely details!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. The embossing folder is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, wow, a stunning card this morning and the embossing folder is gorgeous.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

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

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Loving the card, it is a bit different. Can you tell me where I can get the embossing folder from please?

Pat x

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card. I have that embossing folder but haven't used it yet. I think you should design some more of those frame type folders, maybe square and circular, Sue!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, yes I like the embossing folder too.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card and great embossing folder.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a lovely card and the embossing folder is beautiful. Have got to have this one! Sending best wishes

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh this is so pretty, the embossing folder certainly works well on this card as doe the dies, love the flower too, wonderful.

Pam I reiterate all that you have said, I am sure the boys and everyone will have a great time in the lakes, I can imagine the excitement already.

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

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card this morning Sue.

Helen x

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue !
Love this card and I must say this a new EMBOSSING FOLDER to me but I love it!
I love reading the comments each day, so nice to see others lifes and all the happiness, and some of the sadness they share here daily!
Take care
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, your design fits perfectly into the EF which is so pretty.
Laine - all that cleaning lol. Mr P's late aunt (a version of Mrs Bucket known as Boo-kay) and her husband came to visit - only the once - and prior to this I spent forever with the Marigolds on. Was confident all would be okay, but she pulled back the long curtains to the French windows for some reason.... and a huge and wondrous spider's web stretched out for all to see!! Years of weaving went into that one!! A haunting memory lol.
It's your echo again, Pam. All well said.

Suemac said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing folder.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I can see why you designed the card around the folder, it is so pretty, another one for the list.

Love Rosemarie X X

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Totally adorable embossing folder, I think we might see this one on loads of samples, it's too cute not to!

Krafty Runner x

Anne said...

What a great embossing folder and a beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, a stunning card to start the new week.
I am loving the effect the embossing folder gives.
The blank bit in the middle gives us the exact place to create for the sentiment.
Pam as always, I echo your summary.
Patricia xxx

Jane said...

The card is gorgeous but the embossing is simply stunning love Jane the Craft Bucket x

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing folder too x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, not surprised that you designed a card around this Embossing Folder as its beautiful.

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

karenlotty said...

WOW! what a lovely embossing folder I struggle a bit to get and even emboss on the Platinum however I shim it and plates I use I'll keep practising though
It's a lovely card and the folder frames the dies beautifully

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I can see why you were so excited to receive this embossing folder, it's really pretty and makes the perfect frame for the dies you've used - and I think I have a few others that would also fit perfectly, so another item on my wish list!

Pat Youdell - try joanna sheen, they probably have it...I'm just going to check myself...


Mavis L said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful embossing folder
very useable as lots of your dies will fit thr
area. Mavis L x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card!
And the embossing folder is beautiful :))

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Exquisite card today with Rennie MacIntosh look about it. Yvonne xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! I love this folder it gives the perfect background without detracting from the main image.
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way the embossed background frames the focal element.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

di57 said...

Beautiful card. Beautiful embossing folder.
I love the way that you just had to use straight away, it as soon as you got it in the post!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and I agree with your thought process as the embossing folder deserves to be seen. WakeyL

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful embossing folder, the dies fit in the centre beautifully and create a gorgeous card. You would think they were designed to work in the way! I do love the chrysanthemum flowers, I did request the die for my birthday back in may from my daughter but it seems to have slipped out of her memory, I must rectify that when she comes home at the weekend 😀. Hope you have a lovely day Sue
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. The twins will really enjoy their holiday when it comes xxx
P oh I feel your embarrassment the spider did it on purpose I'm sure! Xxx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, sorry this is short and sweet but I have to empty my bedroom in readiness for the decorator to start work which is when I've finished this. ha
Lovely embossing folder and a beautiful card. Hugs xx P Austen

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I love the embossing folder and the dies you have used for the focal element go together so well.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous folder,think that's a must have,makes a lovely card,
Best wishes
Karen M

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely card


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Lovely card. Hadn't seen that embossing folder before or if I did I hadn't paid it much attention. It's well pretty!!

Love to all xx

val jones said...

Fabulous embossing folder Sue and I really need it.
Lovely card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Gorgeous card this morning. Such a pretty embossing folder and the dies you have chosen just compliment it so well!
Lesley S x

ethansnanna said...

A gorgeous EF, not seen it, but it makes this
card so special,

Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, this embossing folder is gorgeous, is it a CE new one?
Pam you sum up everything so well each day, thank you.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card loving the Jasmine embossing folder so delicate.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

sued99 said...

Lovely card. The embossing folder is very lovely too. X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card we have today, I'm only now getting over your die release, I've put them into What I want to buy first and so on, that's all sorted now lol it's taken me ages,
I'm cleaning my craft room today as it's in a right mess, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends of Sue,

This was an exciting recipe to read, with surprises at every turn. I hadn't guessed that the Atlantic Ocean tag was criss crossed, or used to widen the Azores.

Or that the tips of the flower were silver.

Another tactic for occupying the mind during an MRI is to count backwards by threes from 999. Interesting patterns develop. Sometimes to keep my mind from racing I see how many of the 12 steps of AA I can still remember.

But right now the mind is insisting on sleep. This group is so dear.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card and love the die and embossing folder. love Jean Z xxxx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue the embossing folder and all the dies work so well together .

Pam it will be great for all to get together for a Holiday ,it will do the Twins a the world of good .

CraftySuetoo, you can preform miracles can you ? good luck hun ,employers today expect far too much

Carmen I have made a note of the Danube Delta to pass on to Andrew , Helen is good enjoying the quiet time .

Myra, i like the Alphabet idea ,i will try that when i can't get to sleep , not so sure about the Silent night lol.

Saba , Andrew still not pulled one big enough yet , i did say to him if you get a real big carp the lads will help you pull it in , Andrew said " not on your life Mum i will pull it in myself or he will pull me in . I think they are going on an all nighter tomorrow night .

Laine, i have eye drops , they seem to have calmed the irritation so will give them another day.

PP my lovely Mum was a very wise Lady and she once told me, Spiders would only live in clean houses .

Big hugs to CreweTrish Rosemary and all my besties .
Elaine H X

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very elegant card today. I can see why you are so pleased with the embossing folder, it is rather stunning. I love the way you have used the Atlantic Ocean tag as the focal point and then mirrored it onto the sides of the central panel - very clever.


rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
A stunning card today's Sue. I love the embossing folder and the colour combo and the dies you have used oh everything!!!
Elaine I hope your eyes are better today have you been to the Docs? Glad Andrew is enjoying his trip still.
Pam glad the twins are okay
Crewe Trish thinking of you and your family.
Thinking of Carmen and the kid.
Donita, next time you have another fun filled day let me know, I will be over like a shot!!!! Went to see strictly' s Karen and Kevin Clifton what a brilliant show the best I've been to, really enjoyed it with my daughter Kirsty.
Love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Stunning. Love that embossing folder.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is a fabulous embossing folder!! Your card is beautifully designed, love everything about it

June x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, aand the folder is really nice. As you say you got it in the post I presume it isn't a Sue Wilson die, but I may be wrong?

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The jasmine embossing folder is so pretty, I love how you have used it and the lovely flowers.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card with such an elegant focal point. Love it!
Hugs, Rose

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Another lovely card Sue and that embossing folder I can see is going to be a firm favourite it is very pretty
Pam I will jump on your coat tails and echo your comments thank you
Hugs to all that need one
Take care folks and look out for one another
Theresa G xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Wow its fab Sue

Rebecca Knowles Hinckley

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fab card Sue, and the embossing folder is gorgeous.
Rosemary xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card I absolutely love the embossing folder. Arlyn

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the frame EF it's so pretty and I will send the sentiment right back to you
Pam echoing all your lovely comments and I'm sure the twins will have a lovely time
Elaine glad Andrew is having a good time and the eye drops are helping you
Rosemary lucky you seeing Kevin and Karen dance, love strictly

Love and hugs to everyone

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card. Gorgeous embossing folder.
Just got back from swimming session - goosed now, but managed to do 9 separate lengths of front crawl without stopping during each length - another 9 where I had to stop halfway as I'd swallowed so much water!!!! Did 25 lengths altogether so was chuffed to pieces especially proving to myself that I can manage a length of crawl! Next goal is 1 1/2 lentgths then 2!
Pam pleased the twins are doing well and I'm sure they'll love their holiday in the Lakesxx
Elaine, think you should go to docs- better to be safe than sorry. Hope it's a bit better today though xx
Rosemary Powell- lucky you! Bet it was fabulous. I went to see Vincent and Flavia a couple of years ago and was just mesmerised for the whole show. Glad you enjoyed Kevin and Karen xx
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Tressa said...

Greetings from Reykjavik on a cool overcast morning.

Lovely card. This is a lovely embossing folder so can appreciate why you would design round it.

Off on the second whale watching trip in a week this afternoon. Hope that I am as lucky as I was first time round.


SueJ said...

Really lovely card and lovely embossing folder.

Anonymous said...

Love the embossing folder, too. Very striking!!! Looks like it embosses very crisply. I only have a few of your embossing folders and they all emboss so beautifully.

Jan D., FL, USA

Anonymous said...

Love it tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

Carol Worwood said...

Like this embossing folder, another lovely card xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I love the frames embossing folders they are a fabulous foundation for our cards! Your card is gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love this embossing folder, it frames beautifully your die cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Pat I have seen quite a few Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite,Pasha and Katya, strictly on tour,Flavia and Vincent and the one from Australia can't think of his name. As a surprise at Kevin and Karens dance show, Gorka the Coooorka was there as well, a nice piece of eye candy if only I was 35 years younger!!

rosemary powell said...


KarinsArtScrap said...

another gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card with a beautiful embossed background.

Elaine – Hugs for you all.

Hugs to all that need one.
Have a great week, everyone.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Owlish said...

I love this embossing folder such a gorgeous card really nice

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I am not at all surprised that you designed your card around the Jasmine Frame embossing folder as it is lovely. Your card is beautiful with white, silver and a minimal touch of black that I can cope with :-)

CraftySueToo - how much information can you feed a 19 year old in 4 weeks? Certainly not all your years of experience so don't even try, just concentrate on the basics and let them find their own feet.
Rosemary - you will be making Laine jealous having seen so many of the Strictly crew, I would have said she was their top follower but I think you take this crown lol


Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

The Jasmine Frame embossing folder is lovely for framing any focal element and the one you have created is lovely. It's wonderful when you have such perfect items that make crafting so much fun and very enjoyable.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Its Been An Extremely Busy Day Today.
But I Can Never Ever Miss Commenting On Your Blog Its Bad Enough When We're On Our Holiday's
What Can One Say About "Today's Stupendous Card"
I Love The Exceptional "Jasmine Frame Embossing Folder" This Actual
Embossing Folder Can Be Used To Frame So Many Of Your "Outstanding Cutting Dies"
I Love The Colour Combination I Love "Coconut White/Black/Vintage Silver" Such A Classy
Rich, Opulent, Look........
I Love The Beautiful "Azores Cutting Dies" Also "The Atlantic Tag Dies"
Then You Topped Your Masterpiece With "The Luxurious Chrysanthemum Flower" Just Remarkable
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card, Thank You For All The Tips/Techniques
You Share On A Daily Basis, I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue,Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your Jasmine Frame emossing folder is so lovely and sweet and just a bit too big to fit my US sized 5 x 7 inch cards.

Vie Carter said...



Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card and love the EF. Must look for that. Thank you Sue. Echoing Pam's comments today.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

I'm not surprised you had to use this EF immediately it arrived,
it's gorgeous and adds a beautiful background for the die cuts without overpowering them

Lovely card. Big Hugs Brenda xxx


Lovely. I've got the Jasmine EF & it's great for framing things. Even just a couple of long-stemmed flowers & ribbon looks so good.
Thanks for your inspiration Sue x

Yvonne19856 said...

Beautiful card Sue. I Love it. Xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous embossing folder

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is just lovely it has made me realise I don't use my EFs enough.

Pam what a nice idea for the twins, family holidays are always the best.Elaine I am glad Andrew is having such a good time I hope you are feeling better today.Stephanie I am sure Lottie will have an amazing time at Chester zoo I only live about a 40 minute drive away so visit often.I once went to a wedding there it was really strange in the evening sitting outside listening to the lions and elephants.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card, think I might use the idea for a special card I have to make tomorrow.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous post again....

rosemary powell said...

Just remembered seen Brenden Cole And Ola Jordan and her husband!!!!

Cards2Di4 said...

What a lovely embossing folder it is, Sue. And a beautiful card. Take care. Diane (Cards 2 Di 4) xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love that embossing folder too. This is such a pretty card.
Beverley W

CraftyJo said...

That's a very pretty embossing folder - making a very pretty card :)

liz spooner said...

I adore the Jasmine embossing folder and the dies seem to compliment it so well.xx

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely embossing folder, just gorgeous

Lori from Canada

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card framed by a lovely new EF. It really is pretty. I love the way the delicate flowers are almost stretching from the edge towards the centre! It looks beautiful too with Art Deco design of the Atlantic Ocean Dies. Love the colours too. Very elegant!
Pam - the twins will love a family holiday as will everyone else!
Been to After School Club today - short on Staff so hard work but that's it for another week! Lol!
Hope everyone has had a good day.
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen! ) xxx

barbara macaskill said...

I can't say that I wouldn't have done the same thing! This is a lovely embossing folder and I can see lots of ways that I would use it. It is such a great starting point for a fabulous creation! TFS!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful, elegant card today, and the Embossing Folder is gorgeous.
Pam, hope all is well with you and your breathing is easier. The family will enjoy their holiday in August, and hopefully it will give them all a lift.
Elaine, I hope Andrew bags a whale of a fish and that you are feeling much better.
CraftySueToo, my daughter had to apply for her own job after working 21 years in the same department and she worked her way up to P.A. which she'd done for 10 years. She didn't get the job as she didn't have enough experience and they appointed someone who used to ring her every day for advice!! She was transferred to another department and worked there for 6 years until she was totally cheesed off. She is now a P.A. in a Primary School, where the head is in charge of all the primaries in that side of the city. She's worked there almost 4 years now and loves it. Big drop in salary, but so much happier. Good luck to you.
Rosemary, if you want to see dancing, you should see my moves, especially after some of the pink stuff ha ha.
Tressa, have a wonderful time in Reykjavik. Many moons ago (in the early 1970's when I worked in Engineering), I used to send telex message there. The number of their machine was 3, obviously not many machines in Iceland then!!! I have no idea if telex messaging is still used.
Alimecca, we'll have to call you the Mermaid!!
Steph, hope Lottie has a wonderful day at the Zoo.
Yvonne, hope you are feeling much brighter and livelier.
Laine, I hope you haven't worn yourself out, enjoy your company, keep the lights low and he'll not notice anything amiss!!!
love to all
Maureen xxxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely card Sue. The embossing folder frames the dies beautifully

Dawn Holben said...

Sue your dies and that embossing folder look like they were made for each other.
This card is totally gorgeous and of course you beautiful flower finishes it off perfectly.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I really like this new embossing folder, very pretty.

Sue MacFall said...

I love this embossing folder - really striking. Thank you Sue.

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card, black, white and silver are such a lovely combination to use. It looks very Art Deco to me, my favourite period of design. The Jasmine EF is really pretty and frames the focal point beautifully.

Crafty Sue Too that is just awful of your employer, not being mean but I hope they struggle without you.
Pam it will be lovely for them all to go away together and it will give them something to look forward to.
P- if she ever comes back just let Yeti come inside!
Elaine it that's the case my house must be filthy! We never get spiders, might just be something to do with being on the fourth floor though, it's a long way up the drain pipe! I had a big fat hairy moth last evening though, horrid things scared me half to death.
Rosemary I am so envious. I guess you're another strictly fan then! It was always Pascha for me, loved your phrase - eye candy!
Alison well done, you really are persevering. You should be proud of yourself.
Carmen you were a bit quiet, hope you are alright.
Yvonne Hope you are starting to feel a bit better.
Laine just say - ey up! a few times to him and he'll soon feel right at home
Love and hugs for all
Saba. xxx

Theresa Pace said...

the embossing folder gives a good focal point and sets the whole thing off, hugs xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. The die cuts you have used work really well. I really like the embossing folder, it looks like it would be so useful. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Fabulous card sample Sue, love the EF, it looks like the dies were made to fit inside the pattern. The composition of the dies is beautiful, i really like the colour palette, very striking yet elegant.
Wow, what a full on day, having visitors is so draining! Started the day with yet another "present" from Brodie....he's rapidly becoming psychopathic and I am seriously concerned for the local bird population!
Then i went with my Mum to get a cheeky blow dry in preparation of our imminent visit....the set stays in for days so I wont have to worry about it while Uncle B is staying, that's if i sleep with my head suspended above the pillow of course!:-)
Stocked up on his favourite delicacies from M&S before heading home to await his arrival....its like a royal visit the amount of preparation that goes into anyone staying with us, I'm getting too long in the tooth for all this:-)
He arrived somewhat the worse for wear having imbibed just a few free whiskeys on the journey up, that first class travel for you.....i told you that he was tight, he wanted his moneys worth:-)
I've taken some time out to catch up on today's blog and to attempt to keep a tenuous grip on my sanity, it will be a long five days side being that in his merry state he hasn't noticed any floating cat fur that rolls like tumble weed across the wooden floors no matter how much you hoover it!
Carmen, yes, i like to be addressed using my full title, i only wish others would show your respect for my status:-)
Frances, i thought that I was Strictlys biggest fan too, but Rosemary has me beaten hands down! I would have loved to have seen Vincente and Flavia live, not to mention the others but have never had the opportunity:-( nevermind, i can still appreciate a peachy bum in full HD with the benefit of close ups and the pause button if I cant see it live:-)
Rosemary, i am utterly green with envy, so much so that I am rendered near speechless!
Maureen, I've heard about your moves, just keep your clothes on next time and your hands to yourself:-)
Pam, how nice that the twins have something positive to look forward too, hope they enjoy their time away.
Tressa, enjoy the beauties that Iceland has to offer, i prefer a slightly warmer climate myself though:-)
Yvonne, thinking of you honeyxxx
Huge hugs to all my blog bestiesxxx


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it the dies are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card Sue. Love the embossing folder. Definitely need to put on my must have list.
Thoughts and prayers to all.
Crafty hugs.
D xx

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! I absolutely adore the embossing folder! xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

fantastic card ,love the frame folder ,it is great ,Laura O

scrAPpamondo said...

Really elegant card and love so much that embossing folder!

ursula said...

A very pretty card, love that new embossing folder....luv Ursula xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a gorgeous card. Must get this new e/b folder it looks so pretty and the Chrysanthemum flower looks lovely with the silver tips.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Eunice said...

Such and elegant card Sue, love the embossing folder!!! A must have.

DeCor said...

L I've the Azores die. This is a beautiful elegant card.

DeCor said...

L I've the Azores die. This is a beautiful elegant card.

Latenight Sandy H said...

Beautiful design, the embossing folder is stunning.
Take care everyone.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love the bow on this card also. x

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx I've just ordered this embossing folder, so it's lovely to see it used xx love Kim D

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I have a few frame style embossing folders but they are all a bit small for the size of card I enjoy making. It's great to see a larger one available.

Annie P

SHARICA said...

Gorjuss card xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the embossing folder and the colours give a really elegant look.
Thanks for sharing,

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a Beautiful card, very elegant, love the embossing folder. Bx

Marie said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I would love to aspire to be on the same page as you are but it would take more time than I have left I'm sure.

I look for your postings every day and try to read all the comments too. Because of my low vision it takes ages to read them all although my PC does have a good magnifier.
I don't have a TV but I do pick up a lot of your videos on the computer and I thank you loudly for that.
Today's card is super as always.
Have you ever made a card you didn't like?

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Well i have tried in vain tonight to read the posts and admit defeat and will stick with the card which seems to be a little out of my focus as well but here goes. I love the new ef Sue, it's so pretty coming around from the outside and leaving the middle oval blank for you to put in whatever catches you eye at the time to decorate it with. The Atlantic dies and the Azores middle are such a nice combination and with the arms of the Azores matching in the arms of the Atlantic. Thank you flower for a really nice art deco card that i think quite a lot of the youngsters are into at the moment judging by wedding themes at present. Have a good night flower,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

dorothy cattanach said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
I did pop by yesterday to see what beauty was to be seen, but unfortunately had no time to comment.
Yes I think this embossing folder is so lovely too.I felt the same Sue after purchasing your Butterfly embossing folder, just had to use it straight away.
A beautiful card and colourway, just perfect Sue
Have a lovely day all.