Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sending Hugs

Good Sunday Morning all!  Duck egg blue and milk card for today's card.  I embossed the milk card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder for texture.  I inked over the top very lightly with Antique Linen to bring out the pattern a bit more.  Next I cut the Mia die four times out of duck egg blue card and sort of interlocked them into a square configuration.  I glued the ends into place and added mounting foam and attached them to the background.  I cut the centre of the Megan die and added it across the centre of the card and topped it with my stamped sentiment.  I made one flower out of the solid die in the Striped Nasturtium set and seated it on some blue satin ribbon and spring foliage accents.  I added a small blue flower to the sentiment.  I had some pretty cream pearl corners that I added as accents.  Milk and duck egg blue mats and layers were used to complete the card.  the finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

The winners of this week Comment Game are:

Kate's Cards!!!
Viki Banaszak!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Happy Sunday Sue and all. Today's card is gorgeous, looks very elegant.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
CreweTrish, you and Mum had a very sad last task to do for your brother, he is at peace now and in such a lovely setting, I hope you can take some comfort from that and know that you will have him in your hearts forever.
Tracy, you too have had your fair share of sadness and sorrow, you have done so well.
Elaine, hope you are doing okay too. How long are you going to be at SIL's and is it far away from your home.
Pat you must be delighted to have the family home, it seems such a while ago since they went.
P, do they have any idea where Pale Face has been, poor thing, at least she is home now and can be cared for. It seems Yeti is coming round slowly, very very slowly but surely.
Laine and Yvonne, hope you are both starting to feel better. Nancy D, haven't seen you for a while, hope you are okay.
Hugs to all, it looks like we are going to have another very hot sunny day following our recent very loud thunderstorms. Thinking if all missing and poorly friends, their carers too.

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card today,loving the colours. Congratulations to all the winners.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card and love the colours. Thanks for sharing Sue.
Congratulations to the winners.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

What a gorgeous sample Sue. Happy Sunday morning to you craft queen. Duck egg blue - oh my word, my next love alongside blush,aqua,and milk, it's an absolute beauty and these two colours are a match made in heaven. I'm saying something now that may sound stupid, but some dies look absolutely wonderful cut in certain colour card, especially when you emboss them too which I do most times, and I think Mia was made for Duck Egg Blue, look how all that extravagant pattern shows up - wow, beautifully stunning Sue, thank you and I return the sentiment ☺

Many congratulations to our 3 lucky ladies, enjoy your gift and have fun with it.

Sending love to you this Sunday Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely creation today, the duck egg blue card is so pretty.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. hugs my friend

Congratulations to all the winners, you will enjoy your gift

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

It's not often I send messages back and forth here but as it's to do with a past sample and craft (kind of) I had the biggest smile, and a chuckle when I read 'Our Sam's' post about her shells collected from a beautiful beach taking off lol. That was the funniest and cutest comment ever, I could just imagin your face looking round for your missing shells. Those shells certainly didn't want to end up in a shaker card that's for sure !!!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a very pretty card, lovely colour.
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prizes.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the duck egg blue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card,lovely shade of blue so pretty.
Congratulations to the winners.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Love the colours.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great colours.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card today sue love the duck egg blue the die I beautiful
Thank you love alwauys xxxxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card with a beautiful color combo!

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, although maybe a little fussy for me. The colours are so sweet
Pat x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love how you've arranged the Mia into a square and the colours are gorgeous.
Echoing Pam's comments, as everything is put so perfectly. Congratulations to all the winners too. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Jolly Followers,

Did you know when you designed these dies that if you made a square of four Mia's, the ends of the wings of Megan would land in the circles? Once again, it looks inevitable.

Also, that tiny flower with the sentiment is inspired!

Congratulations to the winners!

Blessings on everyone,


Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful ornate card,lovely colour's that work well together,
Congratulations to the winners
Best wishes
Karen M

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue the Mia die works really well.
Congrats winners.

Debra K. said...

Lovely lacy card today Sue! Great colour combination and design. Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. Beautiful card this morning as always. The colours work so well together and I still love seeing your creations and how you create beautiful cards with your dies. Congratulations to the winners... Wendy

TDQ Karen said...

That's beautiful especially the Mia with all the pierced detail,

Congratulations to all the winners xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, love the colours. Thank you, have a lovely Sunday. Xx

Debra K. said...

Oops, Congratulations to the winners too :)! Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty card with lots of lovely cut work and embossed detail.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today with that beautiful duck egg blue. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card today beautiful colour that duck egg blue.
Congrats to the winners .
Catherine V94 xx

Theresa Pace said...

i love this. it looks like vintage lace and the colour combo is super, hugs xx

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
What a pretty card this morning, my first look thought it was a beautiful square die I had missed but then I looked more closely and read the description and I could see what you had done. Doesn't it look wonderful all joined together. The duck egg blue is a beautiful colour and works so well with the milk card. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx

ethansnanna said...

That blue colour is one of my favourites and it adds
so much elegance to this card,

Doreen x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.


Jan.moogie said...

Love love love the finished result of this card Sue, all that mixing and matching really pays off. A winner in my eyes, thanks for sharing,have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Blue and milk are such a beautiful combination and the dies and embossing folder you have used look fabulous. I just "adopted" the Megan die and it is quickly becoming a favoured child lol !!!
Congratulations to the winners
Muriel x

ursula said...

This is just so beautiful Sue, love the colour combo too, pretty and delicate...thank you....luv Ursula xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card! I love the dies, colour combination and accessories!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love how you have used the Mia die and it has made the card look so locy. The colours you have chosen are so pretty and tranquil. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour!!! Duck egg blue so calming!!!
Congratulations to the winner's!!! Enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a pretty card, but I think you loose a lot of the beautiful design of the Mia Die using it this way, but I'm sure everybody else will love it as it is.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue beautiful card . Lovely and lacy and lovely in turquoise. Two of my favourite combinations. Well done Sue. You have just made my Sunday morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,
The baby blue is a fabulous stand-out piece!!

Krafty Runner x

Anonymous said...

A lacy concoction today, Sue, very pretty and clever use of the Mia die. See that yesterday's card drew the most mixed bag of comments ever, but for sure we all love to see what new ideas and techniques you bring every day.
Pam, Pale Face (being a rural feral originally) was either injured and laying up or just frightened and living off the land, so to speak. She is certainly too nervous to have sought other human help but must have thought home was a better option. Reading what you said yesterday about the collie and your little brother (nice story), many years ago we gave a second home to a collie - Lass - who had only ever lived in a town flat; but once she met our two Toggenburg goats, she too knew her real purpose in life!! Sadly Scarlet, Velvet and Lass now long gone.
Special thoughts for Crewe Trish, Tracy and Elaine.
Well done to the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty and what an interesting use of the Mia die, they don't always need cutting apart to make new shapes and I never tire of the Jacobean embossing folder, it's the perfect backdrop to so many of your cards.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners!


Yvonne19856 said...

Fabulous card Sue. The duck egg blue really shows it to its best. I'm off to do the 'Race for Life' in a short while, so hope it stays a little cooler.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Have a good day everyone. Xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. love Jean Z xxxx

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty and I love the colours

Helen xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A beautiful card for Sunday. The duck egg blue is so relaxing and a peaceful colour, so kind on the eyes.

Congratulations to all the comment winners, enjoy your prizes.

Now the church Fete is over, I can finally relax with the last week of Wimbledon....Yay!

Squashy hugs for all in need of one for whatever reason.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Suemac said...


Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful Mia die, makes a great focal point on your gorgeous card!
Love the embossed background too :))

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the duck egg blue with the milk card, sp pretty, gorgeous design.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a gorgeous card, love the intricate design of the Mia die. Congratulations to all the comment game winners. Bx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, sorry for not commenting about yesterday's card. I had a quick look but a family crisis, which had been looming, reared its ugly head and we were needed. However I loved Saturday's card.
I haven't got your Mia die but you have shared some lovely samples including today's so, once I have finished getting your Christmas ones I will have to move it further up my list. Duck egg blue and cream are a lovely combination.
Congrats to the 3 winners. Hugs xx P Austen

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a great card and the colours are just perfect. The duck egg blue really stands out, love the embossing folder as well. Not one in my stash - yet!

Love Rosemarie X X

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. Unusual but very effective colour scheme today. Lovely card. Hope you're having a good weekend. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

karenlotty said...

I'd love to see this one I the flesh My screen is making the blue look very dark and so I think that's spoiling the effect today Sorry

hettygarlick said...

So beautiful Sue and very clever too. It makes it look like a completely different die rather than the Mia one. x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card today love the embossing folder dies and colours today i have both so will be playing later I think.Thank you Sue for all your tips and inspiration everyday your amazing xx

Congratulations to the winners hope you enjoy and treasure it

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

Have a good day

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving your card the dies and embossed background all work so well together.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Pam, SIL Mary lives only 15mins away by car , she has her op tomorrow and of course is very frightened { i think when living on your own the brain works overtime especially at nigh time } and you think all morbid thoughts .Mary has 3 daughters who keep popping in so she has plenty of company , one of them taking her to the Hospital in Manchester tomorrow . I will be glad when it is all over for her and she is back home , it will be no problem for us to visit her every day then if need be .
I hope you are well and the twins are doing ok , i echo you again today .xx

Sending hugs to all
Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, looks like lace, duck egg blue and milk go so well together, thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to all today's winners, enjoy your gifts ladies.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Been absent due to M******es again !
Love Duck Egg with the Milk so pretty together!
Congrats to Sharon and the comment winners!
'P' in Wales I had a Welsh Woollen Tablecloth in 1969 as a Wedding present, it is so fine, hard to imagine its wool, still being used too!
Love Marg

SueJ said...

Lovely card, the duck egg blue is a stunning colour and enhances the pattern on the die.

Well done all the comment winners.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I do like that embossing folder, must get it soon. Congratulations to the comment game winners

Pam echoing you again today

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Donaldson said...

Beautiful card as always. Hx

Yorkie girl said...

Good Sunday morning Sue and everyone
Well today's card offering is a delight to behold absolutely gorgeous love the colour combo and that die is beautiful and one I have not got YET.
Pam I will jump onto your coat tails yet again and echo your comments
I need to go back and read P comments
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone
Theresa G xx

Helen Donaldson said...

Beautiful card as always. Hx

Owlish said...

I like ur card gorgeous colours
Congratulations to the winners
Joy Xx

Kate's Cards said...

Oooooh! How exciting my name has been picked. Thank you and thank you for such a beautiful card. xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.
Lovely card this morning.

Crewe Trish thinking of u sweetie xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Well done to all the winners this week enjoy ir gifts x

Annie Stamps said...

Absolutely gorgeous card today Sue. I really like the colour combination.

Annie P

snowy said...

A beautiful delicate card. Love the colour combo. Congrats to winners. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Anne said...

You certainly make us think outside the box with the way you use your dies, Sue. A lovely card today.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, what lovely colours.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a pretty card! Congratulations to the winners.
Doreen R

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today. I love the duck egg blue and Mia is beautiful.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners Kate's Cards, KarinsArtScrap and Viki B, enjoy playing with your prizes.

Thinking of all missing and poorly Wilsonettes, hope you all feel better soon.


rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
This card is so pretty, love the colour combo ( no black lol) also love the pearls you have used.
Special love Nd hugs to Elaine, hope all goes well with your sil, she will be in safe hands tomorrow. Look after yourself as well . Hope hubby gets his results soon.
Special love and hugs also to Crewe Trish
Love to Donita and Pam
Well had a lovely weekend with my sister. We went to Brecon farmers market, lovely Welsh cheeses, meat bread, butter beer ,Jan's, chutneys and cakes, also handmade wooden items and live music. We thoroughly enjoyed.
Oh and lovely fresh fruit and veg.
The drive through the Beacons was breathtaking.
Still waiting for appointment to see consultant. The phone line is out of order so hopefully be able to find out tomorrow.
Love and hugs to you all. Xxxxxxxxxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Yet Once Again You've Created An Beautiful Elaborate Card
I Love The Outstanding Colour Combination, Plus The Extremely Impressive Cutting Dies.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Jacobean Embossing Folder" (Outstanding)
"Creative Expression Milk/Duck Egg Blue Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cream Flat Backed Pearls"
"Creative Expression Cream Corner Pearls"
"Creative Expression Thin Blue Satin Ribbon For Bow"
"Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Mia Die Set" (From The Frames/Tags Collection)
"Sue Wilson Megan Die Set" (A Huge Favourite Of Mine, From The Frames/Tags Collection)
"Sue Wilson Striped Nasturtiums Die Set" (From The Finishing Touches Range)
"Sue Wilson Spring Foliage Die Set" (From The Finishing Touches Range)
Today's Card Sentiment "Sending Hugs"
Sue, You Chose The "Milk Card" For Your Background Which You Embossed Using "The Jacobean Embossing Folder"
Which Created Great Detail/Texture, You Then Lightly Inked Over The Top Using "Antique Linen Distress Ink"
from Tim Holtz, To Bring Out The Pattern A Little Bit More, Which We've Seen You Do This Technique On Many
Sue, You Cut Out "The Mia Die Set" Four Times Using "The Duck Egg Blue Card" Then You Interlocked
Them To Create A Square Configuration, Sue, You Glued The Ends Into Place Then You Added "Mounting Foam"
To The Back, Then Attached Them To Your "Luxurious Embossed Background".
Sue, You Then Cut The Centre Of "The Megan die Set" (A Huge Favourite Of Mine) You Placed It Across
The Centre Of Your "Stupendous Card" Then Topped It With Your Sentiment "Sending Hugs"
You Made One Very Beautiful Flower Out Of The Solid Die From "The Striped Nasturtium Die Set" Then
Placed It On Some "Thin Satin Blue Ribbon" Which You'd Created A Very Beautiful Bow, Plus You Added
"Spring Foliage" For Accents You Also Added A Very "Small Flower" To The Sentiment
Plus Adding "Cream Flat Backed Pearls" Here/There Also Placing "Pretty Cream Pearl Corners" To Your
"Phenomenal Card" Adding Your Embossed Background To A "Duck Egg Blue Card Mat" Then Adding A
"Milk Card Mat With Your Famous Signature Piercing" Then To Finish Adding "Duck Egg Blue/Milk Card" Mat/Layers.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's "Magnificent Card" Thank You So Very Much For The Daily Inspiration
I For One Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.....
I Agree With "Steph" The "Embossing On The Dies Are Just So Impressive"
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx
"Steph, I'm Glad I Made You Chuckle About "The Sea Shells" (My Husband Quickly Returned Them To The Beach)
Can You Imagine Me Opening My Suit Cases Then These Little Chappies 🐚🐚🐚🐚 All Appeared......
Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Winners Enjoy Your Gift........

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card. The colours are so delicate
and the card is so pretty.
Evis M

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lovely card, dies and colours used are gorgeous. And you always think of different ways to use them, I'm in awe of your imagination.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Love the card...the colors are so soothing. The die has the same kind of intricate details as the fillable heart beautiful. No surprise....LOL

Jan D., FL, USA

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning everyone. Sue, this is a gorgeous card as usual. I love the use of your dies in so many different ways. I want to try everything. Your creativity is always inspiring.
Thank you!
Stephanie K

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous card Sue

and thank you for winning.
congrats to the other winners
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Not too sure about today's card, but I can't put my finger on why, which isn't helping much is it? The die is beautiful and the colours are great, but I think for me there is too much of the blue which I think could be overcome by making the central panel much larger. Sorry to be the odd one out - everyone else seems to love it though.


Carol Worwood said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, very elegant, love the way you have used the die, very inspiring xx Carol

June Fletcher said...

A very pretty card Sue

Congratulations to the winners... enjoy!

June x

Tressa said...

Pretty card. Like the colour combo. Inter sting how you have used the MIA die to make the central part.


Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Pretty card and was not keen in the colour first but it does grow on you

Congrats to the comment winners

Have a nice Sunday all. Will be thinking of anyone having
treatments/ ops etc over the coming week. Take care everyone
and hope our missing friends soon be back.
Maria x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. Very intricate detailed die cuts. Lovely pearls on the corners. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, love the blue

Lori from Canada

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love this card but I think I would use different coloured card.I am so looking forward to your upcoming shows.Sam thank you for your daily comments you explain everything so well.Rosemary I am so glad you had such a nice time with your sister.Elaine big hugs.Pam I hope you manage to sort out your prescription.P Austin I hope things are better today.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A gorgeous card with lovely colors. I love it when you extend, or decrease, the die cuts to your main design. Awesome!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beauatiful card love the duck egg blue it is gorgeous.

Congrats to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the colours and the dies are amazing. Just to warn you our daughter's wedding in imminent and my commenting might be a bit intermittent. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I need to experiment with my dies to do more like this. Love the colours.

dragonswing said...

Oh so pretty! Love the blue color. Really romantic looking.

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue as always. Laura O

barbara macaskill said...

Very soft and delicate looking! Congratulations to this week's Comment Game Winners! Enjoy your prizes! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. The Duck Egg Blue & Milk card look so rich it works beautifully together. Loving the e/b folder and that little flower looks so cute that perfect finishing touch. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Best Wishe4s.
Denise T x

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue Absolutely beautiful card today love the duck egg colour. Arlyn

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I adore this colour combination, I love how you have overlapped the die-cuts to create a lovely square, and the flower looks beautiful.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

liz spooner said...

This blue card looks more teal on these photos and that is a very in trend colour. Love it.xx

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the pearls. I am so excited to be a winner and congrats to the others!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card I love the colour combination and the way you have overlapped the dies to construct a square
Congratulations to the three winners enjoy your prizes
Jackie how exciting hope your daughters wedding goes well I know how busy you will be during the run up to the big day have experienced it with my two daughters but it is such a special time enjoy it!
Elaine its a good job your sister in law lives nearby I hope her operation goes well
Sending good wishes to all

Vie Carter said...

Just love this card, lovely colour choice


sued99 said...

Such a pretty card. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card in exquisite colours!
Lesley S x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautoful colour and gorgeous shape

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Like others, love the duck egg blue. Xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card in beautiful colors.Love it!

Congratulations to all winners: Kate's Cards, KarinsArtScrap & Viki Banaszak!!!

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

Marie said...

lovely card Sue.Where do you get your inspiration? Can you buy it on line?lol
Congratulations to the card winners.Greetings to all.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love everything about it. Thank you for sharing it. Sorry this is rather late but no internet so no commentating.

DeCor said...

Lovely card today. Love the colours and delicate look