Monday, 4 December 2017

Thankful For You

Hello there my crafty friends!  Teal, black and white for today's offering (I just love that colour combo!)  I started with a piece of teal card as my background and cut two of the Victoria die in white and cut them in half lengthwise, gluing the pieces to the upper and lower edge of the card.  I added a strip of white pearls along both edges to conceal the cut lines.  Next I cut the Classic Adorned Hexagon in white, backed it in white and cut the centre of it out to create a frame.  I used the Double Stitched Hexagons to create a thin black frame to sit at the inner edge of the frame.  I cut the centre of the Adorned Hexagon in white without the cutting edge and mounted it behind the white frame.  I added it to the centre of the card, allowing the teal backing card to show through.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the centre hexagon shape and added it to the middle of the frame with foam.  Next I cut two of the Nasturtium Clusters in white.  I added the matching flowers inked in Peacock Feathers and offset two of the larger flowers in the middle of the cluster, also inked with Peacock Feathers.  I glued them into place along the edges to add a floral element to the card.  White, black and teal mats and layers and white flatback pearls were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Brightens my Monday. Boy am I thankful for you and your blog.
Back to work today but another shirt week, off Thursday and Driday, I could get used to this.
Elaine, I'm sorry to hear that Abdrew hasn't been well this time, hooe his treatment can go ahead. Apply that Nary is feeling better and starting treatment. You have a lot on your plate, please take care.
Ann, I live in Hartlepool on the North East coast. My mum used to make her bread on a Saturday, my dad wouldn't eat sliced bread, had to be cut from the loaf. We always had stotty buns hit from the oven and she made stotty cakes fior my dads bait at the pit. The house used to smell lovely with the bread baking in the oven on the side if the fire.
Dorothy, it will be a long process for you but it needs to be done. Take your time and get well.
Donita, are you okay,everyone is missing you.
Rosemary, hooe you are well too, you are a big miss.
Rosemarie, has your little man gone home now, you must have had a very enjoyable but tiring weekend, rest up now.
Warming hugs to all, esoecially missing and poorly friends.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Not much to say apart from - WOW, this sample is just gorgeous and that this sentiment belongs to you always.
Enjoy your day Sue no matter what your plans xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card, very pretty love the colour combination.As Pam says it brightens her Monday.I am sure it will brighten everyone's day.
Jan x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today really love the dies and colours, so glad I ordered some before I came away so its ready when I get home, Im so sad as I couldnt fit any craft bits in my suitcase as the present s to a lot of room and weight, will have to plan it better for next time.

Pam yes Iam resting and enjoying the sun while I can out here, at the moment I seem to be getting the posts a day behind so it might be I have just opened my emails so we will see.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Nancy Soetaert said...

this is gorgeous, colours and design!
Have a nice day!

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Yes, I too love that colour combination, the black contrast just makes the whole card zing !
Busy weekend but back to C cards again today. Slowly getting there, had a wasted hour or so searching for my Santa and sleigh die today. I had used it in the last half hour so went through the paper rubbish three or four times, actually got to clean out some of my card drawers, checked the top of the desk so many times and finally threw the paper rubbish into the laundry tub - and the first thing I saw - yes cheeky Santa and the reindeer, so relieved and again realising how much the craft room needs a complete sort out, the things I found !!!
Muriel x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! My favourite colour card and peacock feathers is my most used ink pad! Today's card is absolutely stunning it would definately stand out from the rest. Back at you with the sentiment.
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a stunning and gorgeous card today, one of my favourite colour combos, it is always sure to stand out, probably because of the richness of the teal. Have a Good day everyone. Bx

Netty The Runner said...

Really striking card Sue. Colour combination is perfect.
Annette x said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a lovely card.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A really lovely card I like this colour combo too xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card this morning . Teal is one of my favourite colours in the foundation card. I love the collection of die you have used Adorned hexagons and the Nasturtium Clusters . Its always a pleasure to see your cards.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

JAO said...

Fab card Sue Love the colour.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I agree with you on the colour combo, it's stunning! A beautiful design with lovely cutwork detail.x

hettygarlick said...

A beautiful card and lovely colours.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, lovely card and colours. X

Unknown said...

Morning sue
A stunning card to start the week and i love your colour combo.
Catherine V94 xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours on this card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Beautiful colour combo and I like the design.

Sunnybec said...

What a lovely card, getting lots and lots of ideas from you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card, although I am not a big teal fan. It would be just as good in a different color way for me. The dies are gorgeous too.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

What a great card Sue, I love everything about it. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow a true Sue Wilson card today with its fabulous colours and use of dies, truly amazing, love it. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

TC said...

Gorgeous. Very striking, love the colour combo too. x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, just love this colour combination.


hollyberry said...

Absolutely gorgeous and elegant card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, very classy. Sue xxx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, just lovely!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, I am loving the little flowers on here too, they just set it off to perfection, as all your samples are.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, take it easy at work and drive carefully.

Special hugs to everyone who needs them.

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and great colours.
B xx

TDQ Karen said...

Great colour lovely card x

karenlotty said...

This is one of my favourite colour combos too
The card is beautiful

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card today with beautiful dies & colours used. Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, One of my favourite colour combo s as well. I think it was you that introduced me to teal many years ago!!! Lovely card.

I had a great weekend with my little Grandson, he certainly kept me on my toes, but he gives me lots of lovely cuddles. I think maybe a quite day today though!!!

Enjoy your short week Pam. Perhaps we should go back to the "three day week", then there would be more time for crafting.

Love Rosemarie X X

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, adore the colours

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the colour on this card, I especially like the Victoria Die, and the Nasturtium Clusters are just beautiful!
Love Marg

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Teal is not for me, but this card is just so gorgeous.
It would look just as pretty in other colours as well.
Evis M.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Love these colours together and such a brilliant use of the dies. I just love my hexagon dies. I have been asked to make a 70th birthday card for a lady who is mad on doing patchwork. So I thought I could use the small hexagon dies with some of the paper's I have accumulated. Hoping it turns out well....fingers crossed.
Pam I can smell that bread baking from here! My dad also was a miner working down the pit. He used to take dripping cake down with him...better know as fat and bread. I noticed you called your dad's his bait, my dad used to call it his snap. They couldn't smoke either down the pit so he used to chew tobacco it was a black substance which they called pigtail and it looked awfull, used to make his teeth go black. Ohhh what memories... Best Wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A really striking card this morning. Love the colours and the dies you have used.
Lesley S x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the card it’s beautiful l agree about the colours you have chosen just stunning
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Suemac said...

A really striking card

Owlish said...

I absolutely love this card it's my all time favourite colour very striking


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card lovely colour combination &fabulous dies
Elaine sorry to hear Andrew has been having a tough time Hope he's able to go ahead with his treatment
Rosemarie you've had a good weekend with your Grandson hope you have a relaxing day today
Sending good wishes to all

Stella Munn said...

Really pretty card Sue and the teal card is lush. Thank you x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colour you have used.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card this morning although I must admit to being biased as I love all your hexagon die sets and yes, I have noticed how well the Victoria goes with them!...another one for the list


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this colour combination, and the sentiment is sent right back to you.
Ha e a lovely day everyone, take care, Jess xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

What a glorious start to the week! Truly stunning!
Doreen R

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
Wow what a beautiful card for us today, love this colour combination and the dies look beautiful against it. Definately a winner with me. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, have you thought about dropping down to 3 days to take some of the stress away? Xxx
Rosemarie oh it sounds like you've had a fun weekend, now have a lovely rest today, you don't need to watch children's tv if you don't want to! Xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely Card, love Jean Z xxx

BenteS said...
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BenteS said...

Gorgeous card you show us today!
Love the colours :))

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

stitchingranny said...

Wow that must have taken an age to do. It looks very complicated.

Hugs Helen xx

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

You struck gold with this card, at least from me. Well, you spun straw into gold, because this card was the last straw that caused me to buy all the Hexagons, the Nasturtium Cluster, and the Victoria.

Congratulations to all the winners! Crewe Trish you'll have to tell us what your prize is!

Senior moments here, too. My pill organizer keeps track of the day for me, but sometimes I forget the season. Well, not surprising given New England's weather. My keys are always clipped to my pocketbook. And thank goodness for iPhone reminders. So the big challenge in getting out the door is shoes that match.

My laundry dries nicely on a line in my hall, but no husband would put up with that, I'm sure. I like it because getting dressed is like picking fruit from trees. Being single has its advantages.

Lovely of you to miss me, Pam, Carmen and Crewe Trish. I worked too hard and long last week, and I'm just now starting to feel human again.

I'm so glad you caught up with Santa, Muriel Kelly.

Your hexagon patchwork card is going to be sensational, Ann Toppcards.

I tried coloring some cardstock with Distress Oxides for the rusty Industrial Chic look. Hope they look better after they're cut.

Thanks for the fragrance of fresh-baked bread and those delectable morsels of local words.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card today - black, white and teal is my favourite colour combination and with the addition of the hexagons, you can't go wrong to my mind.


Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and colour ,like Pam i look forward to seeing your cards every morning .

I have to run around now after a parcel from M&S they say i was not in ,i happened to be in the shower as it was 7.10 written on the card and John had gone for the Newspaper ,Grrr.
I have never had a parcel delivered this early before .

Will echo Pam again today
Big hugs to all who need one .
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card the colour combo. Thanks For letting us into your crafty designs.
VCCumbria xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely. xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card.
Rosemary xx

Val Jones said...

Very pretty Sue. Love the hexagons.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

A very pretty card and good use of dies thanks for sharing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and lacy with all the intricate fie cuts.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous colour's on this card,it's absolutely stunning in every way,
Best wishes everyone,
Karen M

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous card this morning! Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the colours and the dies you've used. I will echo Pam and say we're so thankful for you and your wonderful blog.

Sending love and hugs to everyone with extra special ones for Tracy

sandieann21 said...

Wasn't sure if I liked the strong teal colour at first, but the more I looked the more I liked!

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue, that is a stunner. I LOVE the colour combi - find Teal much more interesting than blue....
And then the design, simply divine! Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this beautiful card and teal is one of my favourite colours. The Nasturtium Cluster is so pretty and I have my paws crossed that Santa will be bringing me one or all of the hexagons.


Theresa said...

so delicate. love the floral sprays with the inking, hugs xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x love the teal and the little hint of black really makes it pop x thankyou sue x
Theresa w xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. Great dies and I agree with you about the colour scheme, I think it has an elegant look. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful indeed :)

Marion Scott said...

Good afternoon Sue, stunning card in beautiful colours.
Marion S x

djones from k said...

Such a stunning card today, the colours are

Doreen x

Suzzette Yandle said...

My first impression of this card was: "WoW! Look at all this work you have done." A beutiful combination of colors, die placement, flowers and layers. Truly, a Sue Wilson creation. Just stunning! You inspire me everyday. Thank you.

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good afternoon Sue

This card is really beautiful, I second you Sue re the colour combination - love it.

Thank you Pam for your kind words. I hope Donita is well, missing you too.

Apologies for not bringing up anyone else's names, concentration levels are not good today,
blame it on MS.

Enjoy your crafting everyone.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Hoàng Trọng Duyệt said...

Verry nice
Tin Tức Văn Hóa
Tin Tức Xã Hội
Tin Tức Thể Thao
Tin Tức Du Lịch
Tin Tức Giải trí
Tin Tức Kinh Doanh
Tin Tức Sức Khỏe

Nana on the Hill said...

Totally agree Sue, this colour combo is gorgeous, but then so are your dies. Stunning card Xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous post and stunning colour combo...

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Now this is what I call a true Sue Wilson card it is stunning.
Feeling quite pleased with myself I have finished all my Christmas cards just need to write inside them.
Donita lovely to hear from you I hope you are going to manage a break at Christmas you work to hard.Elaine it happened to me last week my door bell is like big ben so how I missed the delivery I don't know.Pam how did the clinic go last week.Huggles to Rosemary and Tracy

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colors you used.

barbara macaskill said...

This is Avery eye catching card! The teal is stunning against the white! Absolutely breathtaking! TFS!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A very striking card today. The color combination is lovely, I also like using the aqua card with teal. Great combination of dies. All are so versatile, the Victoria is one of my favorites.

Have a wonderful day.


sued99 said...

Stunning. I’ve just purchased the Nasturtium cluster and can’t wait to try it out. X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty love the colour combo and those flower arrangements are gorgeous

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. Love the colours you've used. Great Dies.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the colour and dies used on this card, the sprays of flowers are so dainty.
Di B.x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
A gorgeous card for a Monday morning. What to ask for more? Love the colors, the design; all die sets that you have used are so beautiful and versatile. Love it.

Pam - I love short weeks , too. A few years back we used to work 4 days/ week. I was off Mondays and worked Fridays, when we were 4-5 people in the office. Most of us regretted when we went back to the normal schedule working 5 days/week.
Donita - Welcome back.

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Jackie Meechan said...

I too love this colour combo. It’s gorgeous.

Scottydog said...

Just loving this colour combination, very eye catching. While I liked the hexagons I thought I didn't NEED them, but the more I see them the more I think I NEED them as they are very pretty. Thank you Sue, so inspiring.

Narrowboat girl said...

Just been playing catch-up on you blog for last week. As always there are some fab cards but this one is another league, simply gorgeous

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colour combination and the dies. Can't get anymore before Christmas but the hexagons are on my wish list. Dentist tomorrow. Just hope I remember and don't wake up and wonder what day it is. Must put a reminder on my mobile. Echoing your comments Pam. Elsine what a time yo make a delivery. I think sometimes they just put a card through the door and don't even have to parcel with them. If I have a parcel from Amazon I have it delivered to the local shop and pick it up there. Can't miss it then.

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
I truly love this card Sue. It’s beautiful the colours you used are brilliant
I will have to echo your comments Pam I am nursing a cold and need an early night me thinks
So I will send my usual good wishes and hugs to all
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Tressa said...

Very striking card.


Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! Today's card is absolutely STUNNING !!!! It is soooo gorgeous !!!! I think this is one of my most favourite cards you have made lately. I love your black, white and teal colour combo. Your Victoria die is a stunning die Sue. I really love this one ( it is on my huge Christmas wish list) and I think it is a fabulous "go to" die for mixing and matching with lots of other dies to create gorgeous effects, just like you have done with today's card Sue. I love its design and its shape. I am also loving how you have used your Classic adorned Hexagons and pierced Hexagon dies. ( my favourites at the moment) to create a very pretty arrangement. A great sentiment and you have used those fabulous Nasturtium Cluster dies !!! What a fabulous finishing touch. ( I hope you can see how much I adore this card.) I really must have a go at making my own version of this card. Thank you for sharing your stunning card today Sue. Lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card today stunning colour combo


Annx without an "e"

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours too. Xx

ursula said...

Such a beautiful card Sue...just love these hexagon dies, have not tried mine yet...luv Ursula xx

Eunice said...

Wow this card really pops Sue! The Victoria die is stunning when used this way (never thought to do what you have done).

DeCor said...

Beautiful card Sue. A great colour combo.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the teal card and the clusters are so pretty. Love from Jackie xx

stitchingranny said...

This is beautiful Sue. I am off to my craft group shortly but will watch the demo later when I get back.

Hugs Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Just one word to discribe this card. Gorgeous.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Marie from Longridge said...

Yet another beautiful card Sue. I love the colour combo. I must try it at some future date as I don't have any teal card-stock.

I am planning on making a few cards today and I have so many still to do that I may have to resort to buying some!!!

Hope for a nice day for everyone.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
So lovely and lacy!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Pawprintx4 said...

Catching up today as I missed yesterday's blog post and what a fabulous card to find. Would have been a crime to have missed this one. I love teal and I have several of the dies so now of course I want the one I don't have. I have already asked Santa for SW dies in the form of a gift card but I know I have not been good enough to deserve ALL the dies I would like, ha.
Muriel glad you found your Santa, the slippery little guy and Elaine, I hope you ran down your package yesterday. Donita, loved your image of "picking" your outfit for the day.
Love to all,
Stephanie K