Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there my crafty friends!  We are here with the first Wednesday Card Giveaway of the new year!  I started by cutting the decorative die from the Ella die into the centre of a piece of coconut white card.  I backed it with black card to make the design really stand out.  I cut the Victoria die in white and attached it across the centre.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a hexagon and inked the edges lightly with Victorian Velvet ink before attaching with foam to the centre.  I cut four of the Nasturtium Cluster in white.  I shadowed each of them with one cut in black and then added two per side.  I cut the larger extra flower from the set four times for each of the clusters and made a 3D flower and inked the edges.  I cut the smaller flowers in the dusty pink card that was used in the mats (from my craft stash) and added small white pearls to all the flowers.  White, dusty pink and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6"x  9 3/4" in size.    If you would like a chance to win this one, please leave a comment on this post.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, who wouldn't love to receive this. Pretty in Pink.
I hope you are well rested after the Christmas/New Year break, although I suspect you may have been busy on your projects.
Elaine, I know how worried you are but you need to rest. Pkease talk to your GP to see if they can help. I hope Andrew is able to go ahead with his treatment. My love and hugs to you all.
Myra, you have aroused my curiosity, what gives ???
Yvonne, you have had a very busy festive period, now you need to get back on track before you are laid low. How is Laine, have you heard.
Thank you for all the good wishes for Kelky and Bryan. They are very happy although their little puppy Dave is ill with an infection, high temperature and respiratory problems. He had 3 injections yesterday and if no better today will be kept on the Vetinary ward on a fluid drip. Poor little thing he looks so miserable.
Work was freezing cold yesterday, below 18 degrees, it was difficult to concentrate. I spoke to the guy who is in charge of the building and he said the parts have been ordered for the heating system but only the middle floor was warm. The amount of people coughing and sneezing was unbelievable, we will all come down with flu at this rate.
Very high winds through night, please keep warm and well. If driving take care. The sights in Ireland are terrible from the storm.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card love the link colour and design xx

Jan Jay said...

Good morning Sue, love this card its so pretty, love the flowers and the colours. Victorian velvet is one of my favourites x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much,this is such a very pretty card.
good luck to all.
Take care it is going to be a very stormy day.
Have fun Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. The first Giveaway of 2018 is an absolute beauty, and the cluster of flowers either side are just gorgeous. It's going to be a a wonderful start to someones year when this stunning sample comes through the letterbox ☺
Had the most horrendous drive home from our peaceful retreat yesterday, Andy full of heavy cold and torrential non stop rain but I'm back to where all my lovely new dies and Pixies are waiting for me to play again.
I'll send my love and hugs and thank you's for today's inspiration xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely feminine card today, the pink is lovely with the dark contrast on the white and the flowers are such a pretty accent.
I hope your repairs are done very soon Pam, terrible conditions to work in.
Muriel x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful card Sue

gr karin

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A beautiful card for the first giveaway.So pretty.
Jan x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.

Maria Illsley said...

What a beautiful card for the first giveaway. Someone is going to be very lucky xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful give away card today, the Ella die in the centre has such flowing loops but the flowers are amazing, I have seen you do these so many times and each time they are perfect, someone is going to be a very happy person to see their name when you announce the winner.

Pam as always I reiterate what you have said above, but I am concerned that you are working in such freezing conditions, sounds like Dickensian offices, have they given any indication how long this will go on for, there is also a legal temperature that you are allowed to work in, not sure what that is anymore - I am sure they are doing there best to get the parts but unfortunately they could be in big trouble if everyone goes down with illnesses related to this, wrap up warm.

Also to everyone who is having to go out in the high winds and storms please take care.

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

P Austen said...

Good morning Sue, a lovely card . Some lucky person is going to be so happy to receive this. Hope you are keeping well and managing to avoid this awful cold that is going around. Hugs xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Pretty card Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, you have chosen a real stunner for the giveaway card, love the filigree effect of the focal image, perfectly offset by the flower clusters. Good luck everyone, I am sure we are all crossing our fingers for this one. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning sue
What a beautiful card for the first giveaway love the colours.
Catherine V94 xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very pretty and lovely.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card for you giveaway some lucky lady will be very happy to receive it.

I reiterate all Pam has said above and Send love and healing hugs to those that need them xx

Have a good day all and wrap up watm

love and hugs

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking design and BIG card for one lucky person to win, love the colour.x

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card, such a beauty for your first giveaway of 2018. Someone is going to be very lucky.

Marion S x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card today, really lovely.


hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. Love the colours. Some one will be really happy to receive this.

Barbara V

Jan Sayer said...

Just gorgeous- just the style I like.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely girly card! Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year everyone.

Chris Curry said...

Ella and Victoria are such beautiful dies and so versatile. They work together very well as well as on their own. Beautiful card Sue, so pretty. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. You have chosen a beautiful card as the first Wednesday giveaway this year, someone will be very happy to hang this on their wall.
Hope everyone stays safe in this horrendous weather. Hugs to all and an extra pat for Dave the dog. Sue xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I'd forgotten Wednesday means "giveaway"...what a lovely card to start us off and it's huge too, love the Ella insert and those cute little rosebuds you've made with the Nasturtium Cluster flowers.

The new Platinum mangle is cutting like a dream and I'm really enjoying using it, especially as the smaller cutting plates it comes with are so much quicker and easier to stack up for cutting..and it embosses beautifully too. happy bunny!

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Very feminine card,it's gorgeous,really like the colour's you have used & the flower garlands.
Take care everyone,it's really rough out there,we are going to Oxfordshire today,for a few days with my brother so hopefully weather will
settle down!!!!!
Best wishes
Karen M

Netty The Runner said...

Wow, Sue, you’ve really started the first Wednesday giveaway with a bang. This card is amazing. The colours are so pretty and the black really sets it off.
Annette x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another wow card for the give away today. This is beautiful I like the pink and black together. Today I am finishing my daughter-in-laws birthday card, I made a start on it yesterday. If I had seen this before I started I may be would have used your idea. It's lovely.
Pam take care in the cold weather. I worked in a tailoring factory all my working days, our boss was a miser with the heating. We walked out many times when it was cold. We had so many layers on it was uncomfortable to work. I think I am glad those days are over now. Best wishes to all
Someone is going to be very lucky today. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

rosiejt said...

What a super start to Wednesday giveaways. Not sure how Wednesday arrived so quickly, though - where has time gone?!!!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue,
Who would not be happy to receive this card what a beautiful giveaway , loving the dies and the pretty little flowers with pearls , gosh you do have some patience .

Lynne L i hope you manage to get home with no more problems.

Thank you so much for my laugh this morning , what a hoot { a bomb with a crack handle } you are a hoot girl, just priceless .xxxxxxx.

Pam i hope you wrap up warm for work, it is not good sitting in the cold especially with a lot of germs flying around as well . They are coming back to my radiators on the 7th Feb what ! and to think i reported this fault in the middle of September . I hope poor Dave is better today.

Thank you all i purposely did not have a nap yesterday so i was shattered last night and did get a better sleep . I am waiting for Helen to txt me if the treatment goes ahead or not , the nurse yesterday told Andrew she thinks his tummy swelling is fluid and they may drain it off today so he can have the treatment . i will pop back later today to let you know hopefully with a thumbs up .
Take care Everyone
Huggles to all
Elaine H X

susyjune said...

Morning Sue . Avery pretty card love the colours x

Mavis L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful cards very feminine. Love the colours.
would love to win. Mavis L x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous! Amazing what can be created with just a little card and a few dies.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, Happy New Year! A stunningly beautiful card - love it! xx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

I never make such large cards, but I appreciate the craftsmanship in these elongated beauties!!
And because of that I'm going to make a point of branching away from the safety of my 6x6 cards. LOL

Krafty Runner x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a very pretty give-away card for someone to receive. Love how you have used your dies and the colours are so feminine even with the black touches. Sending best wishes

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Such a stunning card this morning . The colours and whole design is beautiful. I do love the Nasturtium Cluster die, been my go to day last year which a got orders for my charity cards using this die.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all. Wendy

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, the pink is gorgeous. What a fabulous giveaway card.
B xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes,
A very Happy New Year to you all I've finally managed to get to the computer to post a message. It's been almost impossible for me to do much at all in the craft room since getting my new kitten in November. He's half Siamese and, although he takes after his dad in looks (he's black and white), he has some of his mum's characteristics...the main one being that he wants to be with me every waking moment, making crafting or even typing almost impossible. He doesn't even leave me alone when he's tired as he climbs up should see my legs...and curls up in the crook of my elbow to sleep...sweet little ball of fluff lol.
Anyway, what a beautiful card for the first giveaway of 2018, Sue. You're spoiling us already.
Bejay xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a pretty card. love Jean Z xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful stunning card today with your beautiful cluster die. The flowers are so realistic & so pretty. Whoever wins this card will be truly made up. Yvonne xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful and for the first giveaway of 2018, someone is going to be very lucky.
I hope everyone who was in the path of the storm hasn’t had too much damage done.
Take care today if you are out and about.
Jess xxx

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue tha colours are lovely and the dies awsum thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

that´s a beautiful and delicate card...

Rolf xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely beautiful! A lot of work went into this gorgeous card for a lucky winner.
Doreen R

hettygarlick said...

That's a very elaborate card and lovely colours too.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Such a pretty girlie card for your first giveaway of 2018.
I love all the dies you have used especially the Nasturtium Cluster and how you have shadowed it in black!
The lucky person to win this card will be over the moon!!!
Lesley S x

FoxyG Gilly said...

What a stunner. Would be lovely to receive this for my birthday today!!

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card again today.
Evis M.

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card ,, Very clean looking xx

nattyboots said...

Hi all
Sadly no treatment for Andrew ,apparently the treatment that was working for Andrew they took off him because it was funded , his Consultant has gone ape this morning because it has been refused for Andrew to have it again, the Consultant holds firm that this treatment will kill off all new cells . He says the pain in the tummy is because the tumor is growing . He is now going to speak to all concerned and try to get the treatment needed .
We as a family have to hang on in their for good news ,,,,,,,,,

Take Care All
Elaine H x

doreenj from k said...

Such a pretty card as the first give away
for the year!! Love the flowers,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card anyone would love to win it, good luck everyone
Carole stourbridge

Owlish said...

I love this card and so pleased everything getting back to norm ie wed card giveaway good luck everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So pretty in white & pink with the delicate nasturtium clusters.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card for this weeks giveaway. Thanks for the inspiration.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this sentiment was made for you as in my humble opinion you are the best designer of dies, best card maker and most generous of people with both your time and giveaways. Today's card is beautiful, I love the dusky pink card and the multiple Nasturtium Clusters look stunning. It is quite a bit larger than I would usually make but for someone really special and if I didn't have to post it then I think I could cope. Good Luck to everyone for Saturday's draw.

Pam - paws crossed here for Dave's speedy recovery and yes, June is right when she says there is a minimum temperature in which you can work - 16°C or 13°C if your work involves considerable physical activity.

Elaine - my thoughts are with you all and I hope the consultant can kick up a big enough storm to have Andrew's treatment reinstated.

Izzy - glad you are enjoying your new mangle.


Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Love today’s card, Beautiful design, the Victorian velvet colour really suits it of a treat.

Thank you for sharing, hugs Brenda XXX

Laura O' Connor said...

Pretty card sue. Laura O Springfield

ursula said...

A most beautiful card Sue, just up my the colours used...luv Ursula xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Oh my what a beautiful giveaway card some lucky ๐Ÿ€ person is going to be a happy bunny ๐Ÿฐ
Pam I hope Dave improves and does not need to stay in the pet hospital bless him
I was up most of the night with my yorkie who was being sick most of the night she just could not settle
Seen vet this morning who administered three injections said she thought it might be a gastro enteritis also got antibiotics to start tomorrow
She is now catching up on her sleep. Lol. Wish I could.
Elaine glad you got a better rest but so so sorry to read your news on Andrew you must be inconsolable
Try to stay positive I know easy for me to say Like you say hang on in there My thoughts prayers are with you all hugs ๐Ÿค—
I send my usual good wishes and hugs ๐Ÿค— to you all
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a wonderful card I love it the dies are so pretty. I hope you are well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Scottydog said...

What an elegant card for the first giveaway of the year. It is just so pretty with that colour combination & the finishing touches are lovely. You are so generous Sue & someone will be a very lucky bunny! Thank you Sue.

Sue MacFall said...

Such a pretty card, Sue. Love the girly colours. Thank you for the inspiration.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty, feminine card today and whoever the lucky winner of the giveaway is, they are going to be extremely happy indeed. Tha card is just gorgeous!
Pam, that is too cold to be sitting in! The minimum temperature is 16 degrees. I think it has to reach that temperature within an hour and after that they have to provide you with somewhere warm to work or you are entitled to refuse to work. It is not good enough to expect you to be freezing at work - how are you supposed to concentrate?!
Elaine, so sorry to hear Andrew couldn't have his treatment, let's hope and pray that they get it sorted quickly. Xx
Sending love and hugs to everyone on this very windy and wild day ,Alison xxx

val jones said...

Such a pretty card Sue. I love the flower clusters.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this beauty.
Love Val in Spainxxx

donna sherman said...

Beautiful card Sue! Love the flowers and the colors!!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue

I think this is so pretty. The dies are great, it's a lovely layout and the floral's are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
There'll be one happy bunny receiving this lovely card. I love the Ella die and the cluster, and matting the focal point with black is very effective. I always hesitate when the rest of the card is in very light colours but in 2018 will take the plunge more often.
Hope you had a wonderful festive period and already saving up pennies for your next release...
Hugs, Rose

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Who wouldn't want to own this beautiful card its lovely to see you use older dies and it could easily be adapted onto a smaller card by using only one cluster each side.
Elaine hopefully the consultant can sort something out your family must be so worried sending you all positive huggles.

Jean said...

Just lovely!

Vie Carter said...

Fab card and so useful can be adapted for any occasion


Angela said...

Gorgeous as always. Love this blog

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card - and a lovely colour combo!
Fingers crossed :))

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, love the colour combo.
Rosemary xx

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Happy New Year Sue Wishing you well,

A Beautiful card Just love it XXX

Anne Prescott said...

Very pretty card Sue, love it. Anne x

Pawprintx4 said...

Sue, I believe we are all in agreement that you have created a beautiful first giveaway card for 2018. I love the Ella die and of course you put it to best use with Victoria helping. The flowers are so delicate and lovely. Wish we could all win this card!
Pam, please bundle up and stay free of germs. I hope your furnace gets fixed today. My furnace is also waiting on a part here at home and of course it is the coldest weather in years. I can only imagine trying to work in such frigid conditions. We have space heaters and the main rooms are comfy enough. I hope they are at least providing you all with them although they don't help much in large spaces.
Elaine, hope you hear some good news very soon, bless you.
Donita, those green bombs are tricky to pack...hope there are no bomb sniffing dogs trained in Cuttlebug.
Everyone, good luck, stay warm, safe, and happy,
Stephanie K

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a pretty card! I love this one and have just the perfect place for it too!! Lol! Everyone has the perfect place for one of your lovely cards! I do know that! The touch of black just lifts it doesn’t it!
Pam - it’s just that we have been away from home since New Year’s Eve and I never like to say on an open blog that I am going away from home! Just call me daft! Many people do!
We went to a Country House Hotel in Cumbria with two friends and have enjoyed, peace, quiet, good food ( no cooking!) and fun.
However Internet there is a bit hit and miss and that’s why I was missing some days! Arrived home just after lunch today. Yes! The washer is on!
Donita- I would love to hear you explain to Airport Staff just what a Cuttlebug is!! Don’t mention Dies!! They will think it is a bomb!!
Izzy - I meant to say last night that I thought you ought to stop playing and have lunch now!! Glad you are having fun!
I meant to say that when my GC Handle broke a very nice lady from CE sorted it out for me really quickly!
Elaine - I’m sorry about today’s news! Let’s pray an update will bring better news.
Carmen - Saba - is here in Britain in what she calls God’s own County of Yorkshire - trouble is Internet signal in her village is not the best! I will pass on the fact that her absence has been noted!! Maureen is just having a really busy time with family and she too has had some problems with technology!! Not all of her making either!
Love to everyone,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is an awesomely beautiful card. And a Big one, too. Love your flowers and all of the layers. You do multi-layers so well!

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card for your Wednesday give away Sue. One very lucky winner will be thrilled. Xx

Eunice said...

What a lovely card Sue, anyone would be thrilled to get this card!!!

Eunice said...

What a lovely card Sue, anyone would be thrilled to get this card!!!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with the nasturtium clusters framing the lovely Ella, a gorgeous gift for someone come Saturday
Myra glad nothing serious wrong and you were just being a lady of leisure, say hello to Maureen for me
Elaine thinking of you all and I sincerely hope the consultant fights for Andrew's treatment to restart

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. I bought the Nasturtium cluster die recently but haven’t tried it yet. Too busy with Christmas cards. Will use it for my sisters birthday card later this month. Pam I hope they get your heating sorted very soon. I cannot stand the cold. It won’t do your health any good. Echoing your comments. Elaine so sorry to hear Andrews’s news and hope things get sorted very soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was Dentist this morning to replace the filling I lost before Christmas. No eating that side for 24 hours and then with care. My sone made me some very nice soup earlier. Take care especially with the weather we are having at the moment.

Narrowboat girl said...

A beautiful first giveaway card Sue. I love the way the Ella & Victoria dies work together & the colour is delightful

Suemac said...

Another stunning card

karenlotty said...

Very pretty

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A very beautiful and pretty post...

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue a beautiful card today, love the colours and dies you have used
Love and huggles.
Pam must be awful to work in the cold. Hope you have thermals to hand I use them all the time, sometimes double! Look a bit like a mitchellin man but hey who cares as long as you are warm,! I am worried about Dave. I love dogs and can't bear to think him not well, keep us and huggles.
Elaine Can't believe that Andrews treatment can't go ahead due to funding what??? Makes me mad when the government can spend 6 million on children's t.v programmes but not 6 million on the NHS!!! disgusting. I hope the doctors can work their magic sending you lots of love and huggles
Love and huggles to Crewe Trish, Donita,Laine, Theresa G and to you all ๐ŸŒธ♥ xxxxxx

Tupns said...

Wow Sue Stunning love it xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything about this card, the dies, colours and layout - fabulous.
Happy new year all

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This card must be huge! I hadn't realised just how pretty the Ella die is until I saw this.


Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and those delicate little flowers.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue who wouldn't want to win this beauty, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, so feminine, love that victorian velvet pink. Beautiful dies.
Di B.x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a beautiful card gorgeous the first give away of the year the dies are fabulous!
Elaine I feel outraged that Andrew is unable to have this treatment due to funding let's hope the consultant can get it sorted it's just not good enough! Sending you all big hugs!
Pam how awful having to work in a cold building that's appalling I do hope it doesn't affect your health you should all refuse to work! I hope Dave is better soon
We're home from our travels safely although today's journey was rather slow I hope you have all survived the dreadful weather

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
Who Wouldn’t Wish To Win “This Awesome Gift Card” I Like The Rest Of Your Wonderful Blog Members
Would Really Love To Be The Recipient Of This Beautiful Gift........ “Good Luck ๐Ÿ€Blog Members”
Exceptional Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Dusty Pink Card From Stash”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White 3mm/5mm Pearls”
“Creative Expression Sentiment You Are The Best” (From The Sweet Lavish Collection)
“Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink Pad”
Stupendous Star’s In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Nasturtium Cluster Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Victoria Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Ella Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Started Your Card By Cutting “The Ella Decorative Die” Into The Centre Of A Piece Of
“Coconut White Foundation Card” You Then Backed It In “Black Foundation Card” To Make It Pop!!!!!!!!
Then You Cut Out Your Stunning “Victoria Die” In “Coconut White Foundation Card” Then You Placed It Across
“The Ella Design” You Stamped Your Sentiment Then Cut It Out Using A “Hexagon Die” You Inked The Edges
Lightly With “Tim Holtz Victoria Velvet Distress Ink” Then You Added “Mounting Foam” To The Back Then
Placed In The Centre Of Your Stupendous Card.
You Cut Out Four Of “The Nasturtium Clusters” Out Of “Coconut White Foundation Card” You Shadowed
Them Using “Black Foundation Card” Then Glued Two Either Side Of “The Ella Decorative Die”
You Cut Out Four Of The Larger Flowers You Made Them Into 3D Flowers Then Placed One In The Centre Of Each Clusters
You Cut The Smaller Flowers Out Of Dusty Pink Card (From Your Stash) Then You Added 3mm “White Pearls
To All The Flowers, You Also Added A 5mm White Pearl To Each Corner Of Your Card.
You Then Added This To Your Background Using “Mounting Foam” Plus A “Coconut White/Dusky Pink/Black
Mat/Layer Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, A Phenomenal, Magical Card
Good Luck ๐Ÿ€Everyone
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs ๐Ÿค—
Love From Sam xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Crewe Trish
Thank You For Confirming about The Hexagon Cutting Dies I Thought I Was Losing It Lol!!!
I Going Back To Check Like You Mentioned Possibly Sue, Had The Prototype..............
Hugs ๐Ÿค— From Sam xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card to start the years giveaway off. Love the touch of colour and the pretty Dies you have used. What a treat. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, I hope it's warmer at work today and little Dave is feeling better soon xxx
Elaine I hope the consultant can get the treatment started again. Sending you a big hug xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so delicate and pretty


Annx without an "e"

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Well whoever is to be the lucky recipient of this beauty is going to be absolutely delighted, (she said with fingers crossed, eyes tight shut and uttering the words please let it be me repeatedly)! x
The colours are beautiful and set your dies off to perfection and the layout is spot on x
I just don't know how you manage to delight us every single day with the most glorious and unique works of art. Every card offers us such a big boost which delights and amazes. I am always in complete awe that you have so much talent and willingly share your amazing gift with us. I am so grateful x
Pam - I don't mind fatigue resulting from enjoying myself!! Congrats to the happy couple and hope Dave is on the mend. They need to sort out your heating at work. It's not on x
Izzy - us crafter's are so easily pleased. Playing with a Platinum - heaven x
Elaine - so sorry you are beginning the year with this awful situation to deal with. You know we are here for you. Sending you all a big hug and a lot of love x
Bejay - your kitten sounds like a mischevious ball of fluff x
Carmen - when you say friend I presume you mean
Laine! Spoke to her last night. She hopes to be back soon. She is doing OK. This time of year can be a struggle for her. She still managed to throw a few insults in my direction x
Theresa - hope you get more sleep and the patient has improved x
Myra - glad you had a lovely peaceful time. Obviously not with the usual commoners you have to put up with x
Donita - love and hugs winging their way to you. It sounds like you would be my perfect partner in crime when I embark on the important task of consuming a lot of chocolate in a very short space of time. I was sorry to read about your mum - let's hope that 2018 is going to bring you peace and joy in abundance x
Helen - hope you and hubby feel tons better very soon x
Maria - hooray - your new handle - no excuses now. Happy Crafting x
Jackie - my heart goes out to your daughter. I suffer with fibromyalgia and it is truly miserable. Love and hugs x
OK folks, that's me for today. Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to all x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Wow, what a fantastic card as a giveaway. It's beautiful. The Ella and Victoria dies are gorgeous and the nasturtium cluster so pretty. I love the dusky pink colour too, it makes it so delicate.

Thank you to Carmen and to Yvonne for your comments to me and hubby. We are getting there... Slowly but surely hopefully. X

Yvonne, glad the fatigue was because of something you enjoyed. Hope you can rest. X

Elaine, so very sorry to hear about Andrews treatment. Let's hope it's just delayed rather than refused if the consultant can sway things. Thinking of you all and sending hugs. X

Pam, poor you freezing cold at work, as others have said there is a legal obligation to maintain a certain temperature, if not you don't have to stay. I remember many times in the eighties we were allowed to leave work when the boiler packed up. Sometimes we were told to come back later other times not at all. Haven't thought about that in years. Hope it's fixed for you now. X

Love Helen xxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
The recipe to make a beautiful card: cut the decorative die from the Ella die into the centre of a piece of coconut white card, add Victoria in white, and attached it across the centre, cut four or more of the Nasturtium Cluster in white and inked the edges lightly with Victorian Velvet ink . Don’t forget to add a little bit of passion and love to create an amazing card like Sue did. And she is giving away this beauty because she has a big heart.
Who doesn’t want to be the lucky winner? I am hoping to become owner of one of your cards this year, Sue. Till then, good luck all, hoping to be a little bit luckier than the rest of you,ladies :).

Pam – I cannot stand the cold. Hopefully the situation will be fixed soon, otherwise maybe you should stay home.
Myra – Thanks for the update on Saba and Maureen. Glad that both are OK, meaning healthy.
PP – Yes, I was asking about Laine, but don’t understand me wrong, I was just trying to be nice, I don’t miss her :)
Donita - Maybe you should have ready some giveaway “Best Wishes”, “You are the best” , etc cards for the Airport Staff instead to explain what a Cuttlebomb, sorry,Cuttlebug is. Good luck.
Elaine – I am out of words. I don’t know what to say and how to say it to make you feel a little bit better. I wish this painful situation with Andrew to be just a bad dream, and when you’ll wake up tomorrow morning everything to be back to normal when Andrew was a healthy, strong and happy son. Hope the doctors will find a way to give him the treatment that he needs. You know we are here for you. Love and gentle hugs for you and yours.

Warm hugs from cold Toronto to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Judy Hollers said...

The Ella die is beautiful. However, I could be partial. . . I have a niece whose name is Ella! A beautiful card. Love the design.

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
A beautiful card Sue,I never cease to be amazed at your productivity. All of your cards are wonderful creations and who wouldn't like to own one of them.
Ellaine, I am so very sorry for the news of Andrew being unable to have the treatment because of funding. Maybe we should start a petition.

Best wishes to all as we start our journey into 2018.

Marie P.

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW Sue this is truly amazing, i am totally in love with this card and those beautiful flowers.

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card Sue. Who would not love to receive this beauty

Fikreta said...

so very pretty card!