Sunday, 7 January 2018

Rain Or Shine

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card offering is a bit of a clean and simple styled card.  I started with a piece of coconut white card that I embossed with the Rain Drops  embossing folder for texture.  Next I cut a smaller piece of coconut white card for the top of the card, then cut the lower edge of it in an offset v shape.  I used my scoring tool to add a line around it for a bit of detail and glued it to the upper portion of the card.  From the Rain Or Shine set, I cut the umbrella in white as a base, then cut it again out of some decorative paper (from my craft stash) and added the umbrella top and handle to the white base.  I added it with mounting foam to the lower portion of the card.  I cut the sentiment in sky blue card and glued it to the top left of the card and cut a pretty sun out of custard yellow card for the right side of the card.  Very simple indeed.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  
7 1/2" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Chris Curry!!!
Val Jones!!!
TDQ Karen!!!

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...

Beautiful card Sue, delightful. Would make even a rainy day happy.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Jan enjoy your visit to New Zealand.
Elaine, oh I remember that virtual smacker from Andrew, it was a doozie. I hope he is continuing to feel better, it will help you and Helen because you both need your rest too. Please take care of yourselves too. Love and hugs to you all.
Helen, happy to hear you and hubby are now on the mend, take it easy though, you have had a rough time of it.
Ann, I remember when my first daughter was born I couldn't take her into my aunts house until I had been churched (we are Catholic) and my friends mum dragged us in and said what harm can a beautiful baby do. The Priest only did it once per week. That was 48 years ago, I didn't think they still bothered now.
Myra, thank you for the updates on Maureen and Saba, what would we do without you. The vet to,d Kelly not to give him scrambled eggs why I don't know. He has chicken and rice and carrots, all cooked fresh each meal. Carrots, oh he must be a rabbit. His ears are big enough. He is gorgeous.
Stehanie he is a French Bulldog so very similar to your pug. You are right his snoring was comforting.
Carmen, I hooe you are keeping well and warm in the extreme weather. I was watching the weather on to in New York and the Massachusetts area, very bad. My brother lives in Newfields, NH and they always get the severe snow too.
My basket of hugs is ready, all are welcome. Sending some to missing and poorly friends.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, love the stitched effect of these dies.
Congratulations to today's winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card.With all this rain it would make any friend feel cheerful.
Jan x

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card today. Congratulations to all the winners.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue. A clean fresh sample that makes me smile. Sometimes less is more is all a card needs and you do it so well, I love it.
Congratulations to all three winners.

Sunday love and hugs are on their way hoping you have a good day xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card and a true reflection of the weather at present. xx hazel

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely all occasion card, simple and nice.
congratulations to the winners, thank you again Pam
Muriel x

Clai01 said...

Oh that is very gorgeous! x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, lovely card Sue.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card this morning , I love simple cards like this. The colours really pop and the embossed back ground. Congratulations to the winners.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all. Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very sweet card. Congratulations to the comment winners. x

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, I can think of certain friends whom it would suit perfectly. Thank you, enjoy Sunday. Xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Sue

gr karin

dorothy cattanach said...

Just perfect for those special Friends. Thank you Sue. xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Who would have thought thought rain could look so cheerful? Lovely card.
Congratulations to Chris and Val. What a lovely surprise to see my name this morning too. Thank you xx

stitchingranny said...

Firstly Congratulations to Chris, Val and Karen for winning a comment prize.

Love the simplicity of this card and it would make a good, feeling under the weather card too.

Hugs Helen xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wishing-to-be-Warm Wilsonettes,

I keep sleeping and dreaming while trying to think of a comment.

Love the stitching in the umbrella. The sun could be a flower. Congrats to winners.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a pretty cute card today, I don't know why I don't have that die set, must add that to my list, love the way the umbrella is shaped.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, it is lovely to read all the updates, and all of my wishes go to everyone too.

Congratulations to the winners, well done xx

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

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
What a delightful card it would cheer you up in this weather congratulations to the comment winners.
Catherine V94 xx

DeCor said...

Lovely card. Just perfect!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Loving all the whimsical cards you've posted recently and this less-is-more style is in keeping with a lean January after all the rich stuffing we did last

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners, enjoy your prizes...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely cheery card. Love the umbrella.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely cheerful card.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

hettygarlick said...

What a lovely card. I like it very much.

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, absolutely adore this cute umbrella!

Krafty Runner x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, loving your offerings of beautiful, simplistic cards. The faux stitching really makes the umbrella pop. That's a nice EF too.
Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners. Hugs xx Pauline

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you might call it a simple styled card, but it's style has a really modern edge. It's going to be one I'm going to enjoy making. Thank you for another great idea. Sending congratulations to the lucky winners today.

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Come rain or shine, your delightful card today would bring a smile to anyone's lips.

Congratulations to the comment winners.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Marion Scott said...

What a lovely card Sue, bright and cheerful.
Marion S x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue and all who read this wonderful blog. This is lovely in a cheery way. And just what we got weather wise up here in Yorkshire yesterday. Rain rain rain and this morning..... a very bad frost. Roll on spring. Congratulations to the winners this morning. Wishing everyone a happy Sunday. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Suemac said...

Lovely clean looking card.

karenlotty said...

A beautiful CAS card They are my favourite style I love the offset piece too It really adds interest

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Congrats to the winners.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the purple umbrella

BenteS said...

Love your CAS card today!
Such a sweet sentiment.
Congrats to all the winners this week!

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely, bright, cheerful card Sue.
Annette x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Well what a lovely way to start the new year by winning one of your wonderful prizes. Congratulations to Chris and Karen.
Beautiful card today Sue. Really bright and cheerful.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely ‘clean’ looking card for this bright morning. Congratulations to the winners
Doreen R

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love it.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card simple but beautiful I love the spotty brolly
Elaine I hope you & Helen have been able to get some much needed sleep sending caring hugs to you & Andrew
Sending good wishes to all

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue
Love this card it’s very pretty must get the dies
Congrats to the three winners
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
A very sweet card.
Congratulations to the comment winners, well done!
Love Marg

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Brilliant post, something a bit different and yet fun as it.

Congrats the winners

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card for a friend, love it, especially the polka dot umbrella. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & would put a smile on any friends face. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A brilliant clean and simple card for us today.
I love the umbrealla and the embossing folder!
Lesley S x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card! Like a lot of people I love the spotty umbrella!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Lovely sample, lovely idea, Thanks for sharing!. From Lianne in the uk

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely embossing folder. A different sort of card from your usual style.
Well done to the winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue a fresh looking happy card definitely a less is more card. Love from Jackie xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card very fresh and clean looking, love the umbrella.
Congratulations to today’s winners, enjoy your gifts ladies.
Take care everyone, it is a cold day out there XX

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card.
Evis M.

Kate's Cards said...

A cheery rainy day card xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card with lovely colours ,we have Sunshine this morning ,i do hope it lasts .
Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Thank you all for your kind messages Andrew is expecting his scan results today when the Doc is on his rounds , we are all on edge and not wanting any more bad news , i will pop back later with the update when we know what is what.

I will echo Pam again today and wish you all a happy one.
Lots of huggles to all .
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What a delightful card. Very simple but does the job.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card Jean Z xxx

sued99 said...

Great card. Would brighten up anyone’s day. X

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is sooooo gorgeous - such a happy card, I hove it! xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the clean and simple lines of this card.
Rosemary xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the sun and the cute umbrella with the embossed polka dots embossed background. A great sentiment. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a cheerful, fun card. Lovely.
Congrats to lucky winners.
Hugs, Rose

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this CAS card and lucky me, I can re-create it as this is one of the sets that Santa brought me :-) In the pictures the coconut white card is looking a very pale blue to me so that gives me yet another idea, thank you.

Elaine - all fingers and paws crossed here, hoping that the scan results are good.

Congratulations to the first of this year's comment game winners - Chris Curry, Val Jones and TDQ Karen. Enjoy playing with your prizes.


Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, Great card and love the sentiment.

Scottydog said...

What a lovely bright, fresh looking card & love the sentiment. However umbrellas wouldn’t be much good today, we would all be doing a. Mary Poppins, taking off in this wind. Thank you Sue.

Congratulations to the comment winners.

Anne said...

Love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this and come rain or shine I will have this umbrella Die soon.. Congratulations to Chris, Val and Karen enjoy your prizes
Echoing Pam today and sending special hugs to Elaine, Andrew and family

Love and hugs to everyone

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Quirky, fun and genuine all at the same time. Love it.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those dies are just brilliant. This card would cheer up anyone who received it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...

So cute :)

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a brilliant card I love the simplicity of it.Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Elaine hopefully Andrews scan results are good.Donita please take care during this stressful time we don't want you ill.

craftynanna said...

Good afternoon Sue, I absolutely love this card, clean and fresh it wouldn't take long to make if you have the utensils, really really lovely
Congratulations to all the winnerssuch generosity from Sue.
I will reiterate all that Pam has said keep warm and safe don't go out if you don't have to to, hugs Johanna

nattyboots said...

To Sue and all Andrews Crafting Fan Club
The results now show two active cells in the liver ,fluid in the lungs and tummy, also a blocked bowel , hopefully they will sort out the bowel without surgery and drain off the fluid .He is to have the stent pun in sooner rather than later . The Dr said they have just 9 days to get the funded treatment back .
I think it is wrong not just on Andrew but many other patients that go through such stress and worry of if they are going to get the right treatment for their illness .
Andrew is putting on a brave face as always .

Thank you all for your concern .
Take care
Elaine H X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card so clean crisp and fresh love it.

congratulations to the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Pawprintx4 said...

A cheery little card for this morning's post. I rather love that off center V treatment. Very eye catching.
Pam, I didn't know that Dave was a Frenchie. I love those cuties. No wonder you enjoy his visits so much.
Elaine, I wish Andrew and all of you better days. I hope he is feeling better and gets his treatment soon. All health systems seem to cause frustration needlessly it seems. Take care.
Congrats to the winners!
Stephanie K

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a bright, shiny card to chase away the rotten weather we've been having. Finally today the sun is shining in my part of the world...and I'm not feeling up to going outside following a dreadful night of sickness, good job the bathroom is so close to the bedroom lol. My dog and kitten have been keeping me company on the sofa all day so at least I'm feeling calm lol. Happy Sunday everyone.
Bejay xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

What a lovely card, so lovely for its simplicity. The offset v shape to the top card looks so effective. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Chris Curry, Val Jones and TDQ Karen.

Best wishes

Eunice said...

So simple but stunning, thanks Sue.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I’m back lol, looked back at all your cards and there beautiful, I never no how long I’m away for with my illness but it’s
Been months this time, you’ve had a lot of die releases and I love them all, so congratulations,
I love today’s card so fresh wow, big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous dad today. Loving the rain or shine set.
Congratulations to the comment game winners, especially Val.

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it love it, stunning card Sue, have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. The more I look at this card, the more I am impressed with the design. It is just so clever and at the same time it is so simple. The dies are really great too, love the sun!


Suzzette Yandle said...

I'll take some sunshine, please. Winter is in full swing here. Too cold and too much snow. Everything outside since Christmas has been white! No sun here. I just wanted you to know that I die cut your Happy Birthday die yesterday. I was very pleased at how well this die cut out. I had no issues getting the paper out of the die for which I am grateful to you and your attention to quality in designing your dies. For the most part when I "tried" to cut a word or saying out of a die, I had many issues of torn and tattered paper. This did not make me want to do this anymore. I did need a Happy Birthday to use as a stopper for an easel card I was making and your die came to my mind. I used it and I am very pleased with the result. I even cut it three times and layered it up. Not one problem between the three cuts. Yea!

Tressa said...

A fun card, clean and simple. I do like this embossing folder.


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love your card today sue x the embissing folders great and goes perfectly with the dies x thankyou Sue x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Elaine sending healing hugs x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening sue and everyone
I really like this card love the way you have cut your diagonal design and the colours
I will echo Pam she always has the right words and she keeps us all informed of things
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G. Xx

Yorkie girl said...

Sorry forgot to say. Congratulations to all the comments winners.
Enjoy your prize
Have a lovely evening folks
Hugs Theresa G xx

Yorkie girl said...

Elaine. Sorry I have just read your update on Andrew
You are right it is totally unacceptable that Andrews treatment is being withheld because of money especially as it was working
I send him my good wishes for a positive outcome and know he will continue to fight go that man
You too and Helen need to take the opportunity to get som rest in the knowledge Andrew is being looked after
Hugs and prayers Theresa G xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is so cute, I love it !!
Congratulations to the lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Vie Carter said...

Fabulous card, just love it


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. What a wonderful card and beautiful sentiment. Mavis L x

Owlish said...

I love this lovely card very nice and bright fantastic sentiment
Congratulations to the comment winners

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a wonderful bright and cheerful card, it would anyones day special.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
iBeautiful card and lovely colours, love the dies, embossing and sentiment.
Di B. x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card. Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Elaine, sorry to hear Andrew's news but hopefully once they get the fluid drained he will feel more comfortable and if they can do his bowel without surgery that's a plus too. It is dreadful about the funding issue too and I hope that they decide to give it to him, fingers, toes and everything else crossed for home. Make sure you and Zhelen get plenty of rest while Andrew is in hospital. Sending love and healing hugs to the three of you xx
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

What a cheerful and happy card today on this cold, cold morning, -7F. I would love to see a bit of sunshine. Your cards are always stunning no matter whether they are simple or complex.

Congratulations to the comment winners.

Have a lovely Sunday,


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, cheerful enough to brighten any rainy day. I'd quite like an umbrella like that's! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx
Elaine I have everything crossed and hope Andrews treatment gets the funding out in place again, sending hugs to you all xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Very Quick Comment Today, As We’ve Been Out Most Of The Day
We’re Having A New Kitchen/Bathroom Fitted There Is So Much Choice Out There In The Market Place
Not Only Choosing The Actual Products Then There Is The Tiles Etc: Etc:
Enough Of That Now Onto Today’s Exceptional Clean/Crisp Card I Love Today’s Card
I Love The Umbrella, Plus I Have A Couple Of Phill Martin Paper Pads Which Some Of The Papers
Are So Suitable For The Umbrella.
I Love The Exceptional Sentiment Just A Very Beautiful Beautiful Card
Thanks So Very Much For Sharing Today’s Extremely Exquisite Card
Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy Your Gift.............................

Brenda Lello said...

Lovely card Sue.
Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs Brenda xxx

ursula said...

Ah a lovely card Sue, so apt for the weather we are having at the moment...congrats winners.....luv Ursula xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A nice fresh, bright card even though it’s raining! I like the offset v shape and the scoring of it. It adds a nice touch. I like the colour and pattern of the brolly too.

Thanks for your comments Pam x

Congratulations to Chris, Val and Karen on your winnings. X

Elaine, so sorry to hear about Andrews scan results. I hope he feels better once the fluid is drained and the stent put in. It is good that he doesn’t need surgery to relieve the bowel blockage though. I agree it is so wrong having to go though the worry of not getting the right treatment. Let’s hope the doctor can get the funded treatment back as soon as possible. I’m glad Andrew is putting on a brave face, his crafting fab club are right behind him. Sending hugs to you all. X

Love Helen xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card,quite up lifting,congratulations to winners,
Best wishes to Elaine and Andrew
Looked at your cards Sue that I missed while I was away they are all gorgeous,
Best wishes
Karen M

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely, clean, simple and cute card; really love the sentiment.

Congratulations to all three winners!

Pam - We didn't go outside yesterday,it was too cold.But is was very cold in our apartment as well,we had to put our electrical heaters. Today is better,outside and inside.Hopefully we won't get so low temperatures again this winter.
Donita - Rest as much as you can.Take care.
Elaine - Sorry to hear Andrew's news.I hope he gets his treatment soon. Sending love and healing hugs to you all and we'll continue to pray and think about you.

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

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. A gorgeous clean and simple card today, ideal for anyone under the weather too.
Congratulations to your three winners today and best wishes to Elaine, Andrew and Helen. Xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Like the sentiment as well. Thank you for sharing this with us. Echoing your comments Pam. Elaine. I was so sorry to hear about Andrews results and hope they can start treatment very soon. Take care of yourself. Hugs to all who need them.

Latenight SandyH said...

Super card. Love the polka-dot umbrella.
Congratulations to Chris Curry, Val Jones and TDQ Karen on your comment game win.

Nice to see you here again Julie Laz.
Elaine, prayers and thoughts with Andrew and hoping the consultant can get the funding to restart the treatment quickly.
Take care everyone.