Monday, 12 February 2018

Thanks So Much

Hi bloggers!  Today's offering has been created using lilac and milk card.  I started with a piece of milk card and embossed it with the Aztec Flower embossing folder for background texture.  Next I cut four of the Victoria die in milk and cut them in half.  I cut the Julia die in milk and backed it with lilac card for contrast.  I arranged the pieces from the Victoria die around the outside edge across from each other.  I cut a small circular frame for the inside of the Julia die out of milk card and stacked several of them for dimension.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Flags and tucked the end under the circular frame.  Out of lilac card,  I made a small flower out of the Nasturtium Cluster flower and seated it at the end of the sentiment flag with a few accent leaves and twigs.  While I was going to add small cream pearls to all the sections in the embossed background, I found I didn't have quite enough cream pearls for that :(  so I just added four in the corners! LOL  I completed the card with milk and lilac mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size. 

There are still a couple of unclaimed winning dies, so please scroll down a few posts to see if your name is on the list!!  All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a beautiful card today, love the cream and lilac combination, the Aztec embossing folder and the dies you have used, just the pearls in the 4 corners is all you need on this, in my opinion Sue, and the lovely little cluster flower really sets it off a treat, yes love it.

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

Unknown said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card to start off the week with.


Steph Cotterill said...

Oh Sue, what a truely beautiful delicate start to the week, from the folder used, the gorgeous choice of colours to the rose/nasturtium bud and pearls this is a delight for anyone to receive and look at a real Sue Wilson stunner.
I've emailed and text Sam as I'm not sure if she realised she was picked out as a launch winner, if she has been in touch Sue I apologise for poking my sticky beak in but I've seen no acknowledgement message on the winners post or here on the blog to show she realised she's a lucky winner - unlike Sam !
So that's me done. All that's left is to wish you a happy fun day from a white, cold Lancashire xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,very pretty.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and dainty
Karen xx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Very pretty card, Sue. I do like lilac.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning
A pretty delicate card for a very cold Monday morning.I love the embossing folder you have used.
Jan x

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, very pretty colours too.
Take care and keep warm.

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and love the colour combination. x

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card this morning sue beutiful dies the flower just sets it of so pretty thank you
Love always xxxxxx
June Horrocks xxxxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Fantastic love this stunning card xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
A real Sue Wilson special today, the colours and dies chosen are lovely and I always fall for the trellis in the centre dies. The flowers are so life like, a real stunner Sue
Muriel x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
I have to say A WOW card this morning , the colours are beautiful . The whole design works so well from the embossing folder and Julia die.
Sending crafty hugs and well wishes to all.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a lovely girlie card and Julia looks especially pretty backed with that lilac colour, sets her off beautifully as does that cute little flower - I have the Nasturtium Cluster set so will be making myself some of those flowers later on today...


Unknown said...

Such a pretty design! Lovely colour combination. Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty and striking design in a lovely soft colour combination, beautiful. X

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Chris Curry said...

A very pretty and elegant card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Simply perfect! Sue xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous.


Unknown said...

A beautiful card Sue, love your colour choice xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card today, the Victoria die sets off the Julia one perfectly. A lovely lace look.
Thanks for sharing,

Suemac said...

Absolutely beautiful.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Lovely card Sue.


Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Well is freezing cold and snowing here, but you have certainly given us a stunning card today Sue. So elegant. I must have a go at this one.
Take care and have a good day everyone. Xxx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very pretty. Love it.

Owlish said...


What a gorgeous card to start our wk off
I love the dies and the colours are fantastic
I must try these together one day


rosiejt said...

So soft and pretty!

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty, both dies look perfect together.
Annette x

Laura O said...

Card is so pretty Sue beautiful. Laura O Springfield

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a very pretty card, love the colours
Marion S x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today, I love the dies and the cream and lilac colours so pretty and love the embossing folder another thing to go on my ever growing list.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous, it reminds me of a snowflake...and why would I be thinking like that...yip, you've guessed it, it's snowing again!!!!!

Krafty Runner x

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

Oh my another gorgeous creation to drool over. The lilac and cream combination is very soothing.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, that really is a gorgeous die. The milk and lilac are a beautiful combination aren't they.
Love Diane G xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, very pretty card in soft colours x

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

What a beautiful card today. That centrepiece is simply lovely.

Have a great day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, beautiful die and lovely colours

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love the soft colours.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue!
Good Morning to you and just to say this card is so Sue !! ......I love it!
Love Marg

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, beautiful colours that go together so well. I love how you've turned the flower into a rose. Stunning.
B xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely and lacy. My kind of card. I love this Sue and never thought of cutting my dies in half to make even more lovely designs with your dies. This is one I will be trying. I don't have the Victoria die.... but I am sure I have some thing that will work just as well. Sending best wishes to all... and keep warm. Missing absent friends ... hope everything is ok with you all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beautiful card and so delicate. Colours are great.

Rolf xxx

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Kate's Cards said...

Such a pretty card. Xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A stunning card love the colours.
Stephanie Sam does know she has won one of Sue's amazing dies she mentioned it in Saturday's comments.Thanks Donita.Take care everyone

Jan.moogie said...

Wow such a pretty girlie card Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is a classic Sue Wilson - absolutely gorgeous!
Doreen R

Judith Tucker said...

Love the colour, makes a change from white or cream.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, lilac and milk work so well together.
Take care everyone,
Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - oh so pretty - just love this card and the colours are so good together. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card! I have those dies so will give it a go.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant and pretty such a lovely colour choice.


Annx without an "e"

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x the embossing folder is beautiful and the Julia and Victoria dies look fantastic together x I love the touch of lilac with the milk too x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty with your detailed intricate dies.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Lovely feminine card today. Love the Julia die, especially the lattice section in the centre.


Unknown said...

Oh, I love, love, love this one! The lilac, the rosebud, how well Victoria and Julia get along, the lattice that proves irresistible. Pretty cool that you chose the circle for dimension. Never would have thought of that, and it looks so good!

Best of Mondays to all.


Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love today’s card it is stunning. The colours you have used are just perfect together
Thank you for your inspiration
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, a real Sue Wilson stunner. Like the dies used, the colours chosen and the pearls. You know what people say,"Less is more" but more is even better (especially if we're talking chocolate) lol. If I'd tried stacking circles, the finished product would be oozing glue, but I like the idea Sue.
Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Mavis L said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card love the colours it is
so pretty. Mavis L x

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning. Smiles. Jan.x

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning
I Love This Luxurious/Rich/Opulent Card, What Makes It So Much Better I Have The Products
You’ve Used In Today’s Outstanding Card It’s Just Magnificent..................
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Milk/Lilac Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed Cream Pearls”
“Aztec Flowers Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson 8 x 8”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Victoria Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Julia Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Flags Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Nasturtium Cluster Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
I Love The Exceptional Flower You Created From “The Nasturtium Cluster Die Set” I’ve Seen You Create
The Rosebud On One Of Your Video Tutorial, I Love “The Magnificent Aztec Embossing Folder”
You Started Today’s Card With A Piece Of “Milk Foundation Card” Which You Embossed Using “The Aztec Embossing Folder”
So It Would Add Texture To The Background, Then You Cut Out Four Of “The Victoria Die Set” In “Milk Foundation Card”
Next You Cut Each Of Them In Half across The Centre, You Then Cut Out The Beautiful “Julia Die”. From “Milk Foundation
Card” You Backed In The Beautiful “Lilac Foundation Card” For Contrast, You Arranged The Pieces Of “The Victoria Die”
Around The Edges Across From Each Other.
You Cut Out A Small Circular Frame For The Inside Of The “Julia Die Set” Out Of “Milk Foundation Card” Then You Stacked
Several Of Them For Dimension, You Stamped Your Sentiment Which You Cut Out Using “The Stitched Flags Die Set”
You Tucked The End Under The Circular Fame.
Out Of “The Lilac Foundation Card” You Made A Phenomenal Flower 🌹 You Used “The Nasturtium Cluster Die Set”
Once You’d Created Your Flower 🌹 You Placed This At The End Of The Sentiment Flag, You Also added A Few Leaves 🍁
Twigs, You Added Four Cream Pearls To the Card One To Each Corner, Then A Selection Of Smaller Pearls On “The
Victoria/Julia Cutting Dies” Centre Piece, You Added Your Background Piece To A Milk/Lilac Foundation Card Mat/Layers
Using “Mounting Foam” Also Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue” Which Included Your Famous/Signature/Piercing...............
Card Size Seven/Half Inches x Seven Half Inches
Sue, Today’s Card Is A Masterpiece/Magical I Love The Colour Absolutely Just So Impressive......
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. I love this delicate colour combination.


redfox said...

What a stunning card Sue, love the colour comb too. Such a pretty card perfect for a friend! Love to all Sarah

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What an absolutely stunning card! I love the delicate look on any card and this fits the bill. The colour combination is so pretty it's one I'm going to try out.
Hugs x
Heather T

sued99 said...

So pretty. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card this morning, with lovely colours and Beautiful dies.

Barbara V

ursula said...

Absolutely stunning, so lovely and lacy, my kind of card, the colours too are beautiful together...thank you for such stunning inspiration Sue....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card, so pretty and delicate. Great dies and lovely colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Fabulous card!! I have the Atzec EF and Julia die, they really matches so well together! Thanks for the inspiration!

sandieann21 said...

Such a pretty, delicate card.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Beautiful card. The lilac and milk compliment each other so well. Love the nasturtium flower.

Love Helen xxx

Geordie Jan said...

Hi sue, this is so pretty and delicate love the colours!!

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love it the dies are stunning and the colours are beautiful. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful. Love everything about this card: the color combination, so soft and delicate, the design, so elegant and feminine.Victoria and Julia work so well together … gorgeous.

Marie P- At the end of the winners list you'll find all info how to claim your prize. You have to email Sue at to confirm your address and claim your winning die.Also you have to put the name of the die that you have won in the subject line of your email and include your postal address. Good luck.

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Unknown said...

Pretty Monday card


Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this beautiful card in milk and lilac, it's gorgeous. The Aztec Flower embossing folder has been appearing regularly and I think it must be one of your favourites, it is certainly on my wish list. Julia and Victoria complement each other perfectly.

Marie P - I was going to tell you how to claim your prize but I see that Carmen has beaten me to it :-)


Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty and delicate card.
The colours are just fabulous.
Evis M.

Unknown said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew,

This is such a Sue Wilson classic that I cannot fail to fall in love with it. I’m a big fan of using milk card....its so much softer and classier than white....and pairing it with the lilac is ingenious. I love the Aztec EF and feel that the inclusion of any more pearls would be overkill perhaps? I love it just as it is with the corners embellished. The Julia and Victoria dies get along splendidly don’t they...just like me and Yvonne, NOT!....i particularly adore the Julia backed in lilac, and the lattice centre circle is charming. The Nasturtiums and flags are the perfect finishing touch, absolutely sublime Sue, well done!
Well I’m back, as promised but wondering about whether it is best to stick with my usual style of commenting or should I pare it down somewhat in case of offence? The mood on the blog has definitely changed in my absence and I am sad about that....i cant help but wonder if the absence of so many friends is down to these changing times, one thing is for sure though, the blog suffers in my opinion. I hope that in time they all come back but who am i to say this when i myself have been absent for so long? As Yvonne eluded to you all, I have been struggling of late with my health and felt far too exhausted to participate in the blog....when i cant give a full and detailed comment i feel that I am letting everyone down as well as myself when the inclusion of a few sentences is all that is often required.
Myra, don’t ever think that narrow minded, spiteful individuals speak for the majority, this blog would be a far duller place without your cheery persona, i would sorely misss you as i do Pam, Elaine, Saba, Maureen, Rosemary the list goes on.....we must stand together to keep Sues blog the happy, supportive, caring place that it has become to so many of us.
Carmen, I didn’t manage to make it to see Strictly with my Mum unfortunately, i had a catalogue of reasons, the main being that I had an emergency operation in hospital booked in at the last minute and scheduled for the day before the event:-( The worse thing about it was that i bought two rather pricey outfits for the occasion and never got to wear them....on the bright side though, there’s always next year i guess. I just hope Rosemary managed to see it with her daughter and enjoyed it:-)
I kept my promise then Yvonne, hope you are enjoying the party at your sisters with the wrinklies.....keep away from the Lambrusco honey, you know how it afffects your inhibitions:-), and we DONT want a repeat of the last occasion, some people are still having unwanted flashbacks!
I have to get up at the ungodly hour of 6am tomorrow morning, i have patient transport booked and you have to be ready to go at 8am regardless of when your appointment is:-( , i have an MRI scan scheduled but i hope they don’t mind if i have 50 winks during the procedure, needs must i’m Afraid:-)
Hugs and kisses to all my lovely besties and huge congrats to all of Sues recent die, card and comment winnersxxx


Stella Munn said...

Hi Sue - this is sooooo gorgeous. Almost looks vintage. Just love it. Thank you xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A truly lovely card today which is instantly recognisable as a Sue Wilson Masterpiece! I think someone else said it too, but I think that little flower just finishes it off to perfection! Thank you! I don’t have any of these Dies , Sue but a similar card could be made using different ones, I’m sure! I never knew I could have so much fun with clouds! Lol!
Laine it’s lovely to see you! I’ve missed you loads and I’m sorry you have been so unwell but I rather thought that must be the reason. All the best for tomorrow!
It’s a gorgeous day here today just very cold!
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I love this beautiful card in color and design.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Such a very pretty card, I love the lacy effect, really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today. the Julia Die looks so pretty backed in lilac and the little nasturtium flower compliments it perfectly, thank you so much for sharing it
Myra I'm really looking forward to hearing about the craft room update!!!
Laine lovely to have you back and good luck for the MRI
Marie P I see Carmen has already told you how to claim your prize, enjoy using it

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Pawprintx4 said...

Gorgeous card and so Sue Wilson in every way. I love both of the frames & tags dies and the little rose bud flower is just the right touch. I am also loving that embossing folder which seems to appear a lot lately. There is something about it that just goes well with everything.
Laine, that's it. Take a nap during your MRI and pop out refreshed.
Love to all,
Stephanie K

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful pretty and lacy!!!

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card today Sue. Love the colours together. Can’t go wrong with these colours and lovely dies. Good to see you back Laine. Sorry you have been u well. Hope you manage to sleep during the MRI scan but I always find it very noisy. Very cold here as well but at least it is sunny. Hugs to those who need them.

hettygarlick said...

A very pretty, dainty card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A very pretty and feminine post... gorgeous

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this card, it's so feminine, beautiful x

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this card, it's so feminine, beautiful x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Oh wow what a beautiful card I love the combination of colours also the lovely Dues Julia is so very pretty still don't have her!I adore the little flowers it is so cute
Laine lovely to see you back sorry you've been so unwell hope you get on on with your scan You are right about the blog Let's hope our missing friends come back soon
Sending good wishes to all

Scottydog said...

Love everything about this card, if only I had these dies! Lovely colour combination& another embossing folder I must look out for. Thank you Sue for a lovely start to the week.

Janet in Menston said...

Very pretty card, love the milk & lilac colours, and the dies are gorgeous.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Tupns said...

Stunning card Sue, love it.....more dies to buy YAHOO xx

Theresa said...

that pop of lilac works so well, hugs xx

Di said...

Hi Sue.
Stunning card, just gorgeous and I love that little touch of lilac.
Di B. x

Berina RGA said...

Such an elegant card! I love the colors you have used.

CraftyJo said...

This is a beautiful card, love the delicate-ness of it (am I allowed to make-up my won words?)

doreenj said...

Love the combination of colours today, a superb
card, with just enough pearls for me!!!

Doreen x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the colours.
Glad its not just me that's noticed the change in this blog, so many names missing and not the same family type atmosphere.

Sue MacFall said...

So beautiful, thank you, Sue.

Narrowboat girl said...

Very pretty lacy card Sue, love the colours too

karenlotty said...

A lovely card I’ve never put a lilac and cream together I must try it after seeing your pretty card

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, it is so pretty and feminine.
Love and hugs, Alison xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Today's card is gorgeous !!! I love your milk and lilac colour combination. The colours look great together. I am not good with putting colours together so I need all the help I can get !!! I have got the Victoria die but I have not used it yet, it is absolutely beautiful though. Your Julia die is really beautiful to. I also love the Aztec flower background EF. I don't think I have seen this one before but I can see how you would want to put pearls at all the intersections. I think if I had this EF I would find it difficult not to do the same thing to !!! Also a great sentiment and flag Sue but to me the flowers always take the card to the next level. I always think your finishing touches dies complete the card perfectly and this one, cute little Nasturtium flower does just that. Thank you for sharing. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres X X X

Lots of love to everyone from Tres X X X

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a pretty card today, I really love the Milk and Lilac together.
I just love everything about this card, the EF, the dies and sentiment, all make this a SW masterpiece.

Thank you so much for sharing, Hugs Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Such a beautiful card. Love your choice of colours and dies too. Victoria looks so good nestling behind Julia. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, made with beautiful dies and colour choice. I really must get the Victoria die, too.
Hugs, Rose

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A super card today.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
Gorgeous card Sue really beautiful
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Eunice said...

Really love your color choices and the dies that you used are amazing!!

Jean said...


Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card,love the colour's & the way you have done the central feature,very nice.
Laine good to hear from you,you write a good letter,I to wish everyone would come back.
Wish I could send you all some warmth!! It's 31 here today with clear blue sky & sunshine.
Love from WA
Karen M

Viki Banaszak said...

What a beautiful card! I love the layers you used on this one.

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. The lilac is such a lovely delicate colour and the flower is so dainty.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Simply gorgeous, love it


Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A very pretty card and I love the colours you have used. I have the victoria die and once again love how you show us how to use it in so many ways.
😊 Xx
Lyn Richardson x

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all wilsonettes.
A fabulous card today Sue (as they always are) . I don't yet have these dies but give me time and I may have them all. My NEED list is getting longer by the day.
Many thanks to the girls who told me how to claim my die. I feel like a child at Christmas just waiting for Santa.
Love to all
Marie P.

Craftcornucopia said...

What a pretty design and colour combination. Very appropriate amethyst colours for a February card.

Diane in Wales x

DeCor said...

Al ovely card today Sue. Like the colours a lot.

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card and beautiful colours thanks for sharing.
Catherine V94 xx

SHARICA said...

I LOVE This card .. Amazing xxx