Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Thank You

Hello bloggers!  I have come to the very difficult decision to discontinue the Wednesday card giveaways every week.  It has become less and less popular as reflected by the comments left and it requires me to enlist the help of fellow Creative Expressions coworkers to send out the cards when I am not here.  Not to mention, the other demonstrators on our team like to use the cards for their shows so giving them away sometimes poses an issue for them.  I promise I will continue to do giveaways from time to time, but they will not be on a weekly basis, I do hope everyone understands!  For today's card, I started by cutting the Diamond Squares Background once then extending it to make a rectangular background.  I backed it with black card,  Next I cut the Ivy Garden Background circular die and inked it with Princess Pink Chalk Cloud before removing it from the die.  I backed it with black as well.  I cut a Double Pierced Noble Circle out of black and added it with foam around the Ivy circle die cur.  I cut two of the Floral Melody Corner in white and nipped away a few of the flowers to make them a tad smaller, then added in the larger flower and two smaller flowers behind it in the matching pink.  I mounted them along the sides of the circle with foam. I cut the Thank You mini expression out of white and black and shadowed it before gluing it in the centre of the circle.   I added a matching pink mat just along the top and bottom of the card.  White pink and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x











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129 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Just the card I need at the moment it is lovely and has given me some ideas for my neighbour!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan.moogie said...

This is awesome and that background die is top of my list. I never use pink to make a card like this but think I will give it a try Sue. Thanks for all you do I appreciate it very much. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a pity you have to discontinue the Wednesday Card giveaway, I am sure that anyone like me that have received one of your beautiful cards would agree, however, I am sure we all understand the reasoning and also will look forward to seeing the cards on shows. Todays card is really beautiful and very feminine in feel. The black, pink and white colour way is a very striking combo. Have a great day everyone. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, I really like the diamond background which to me is very useful, but what I always notice with all of your dies is how crisp and sharp they always cut out, that shows quality.

I quite understand about the Wednesday giveaways - quite sad about that because to be able to win a 'Sue Wilson' original is a great honour, but needs must.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Pretty in pink x
The pink and black together really makes this pop - it's gorgeous x
I have always said that the reason I enjoy being a part of this amazing blog is because your talent and inspiration is truly remarkable. I am still overwhelmed by your generosity but that is never my motivation for commenting. I know how hard it must have been for you to reach the decision to discontinue the Wednesday giveaway. You will not get rid of me that easily though Sue! I am here come what may x
Got back yesterday morning after a lovely weekend away but had no internet access. It was an early start so was exhausted when I got back so apologies for lack of comments for the last few days. Anyway I am back for the foreseeable x
Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the background die a lot and the colours that you used. Really eye catching.
I was fortunate enough to win one of your beautiful cards and have it displayed in my craft room. You are always so generous on your blog so I think that people will understand your reasons why
Have a good day
Luv
Karen xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sie and all
Very different colours today but really pretty. The backgroung die is right near the top of the list at the moment, so versatile. The ivy die always looks great too
Completely understand your ceasing the Wednesday giveaway, so glad I have one on display prominently in my craft room, it is very inspirational but as Yvonne said we won’t be missing out on our daily dose of SW originals.
Hugs
Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Sue Thank you for all your generosity in all your give aways, I understand others need to see your beautiful creations.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, I would never have thought of using the ivy die in pink but it's fabulous. Sad that you're discontinuing the Wednesday giveaway but totally understand your decision; as others have said we follow your blog for the daily inspiration not for the prizes. Sue xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue, sorry to hear you are discontinuing the Wednesday giveaway but understand your reasoning xx hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Most of us that visit this extraordinary blog that you've created and grown over the years enjoy looking in every day for the sample you show us, the inspiration that is never ending, the kick up the you know what when our brain stands still, we love and NEED Particraft and you for all those reasons the giveaways are a bonus and not a necessity Sue. You know only too well that there are those we only see during a new launch or card giveaway Wednesday's and for year's it's upset and angered those of us that support you day in day out regardless if we are at home or away we try our hardest to visit daily, to support and thank you for all you do and for the help and inspiration. What upsets us more than this decision is the decline in comments left compared to even this time last year, but like you we are hoping and praying that those that left due to the way the blog suddenly changed will see it's changed again and will start to be seen supporting you again, only time will tell but as for the hard decision you've made, I know I'm not going anywhere any time soon so don't worry Sue, those that really love the blog will stay put, those that decide to disappear are not true supporters of the Sue we know and love ! There, said it.
And today's card is LUSH thank you, please keep giving us this daily inspiration it's just wonderful xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is beautiful and I love the pink and black.
I quite understand your reasons to discontinue the Wednesday giveaway and know that this would have been a difficult decision for you to make. Your work is so inspirational and I love to visit your blog each day. I have been lucky in the past to have won one of your cards and this is treasured and on display in my crafty space.
Marion S x

Magic Maggie said...

Dear Sue

It's never easy making decisions abut the way we work, but you have made the change for very good reasons. I will always support you whatever you do.

Don't forget, the only person who welcomes change... is a baby with a wet nappy!!

Love

Maggie (Yorkite)

PS - as ever, lovely card

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today! Great idea Sue to stop the weekly giveaway. I've stopped commenting on Wednesdays as I've already won two of your cards and don't have room for any more so thought others should have the chance to win instead. Debra x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card today.I agree with everyone we don't comment to get freebies we comment because we are amazed by your talent.

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue I remember you demoing this on Hochanda such a beautiful card. It is so sad you have decided to stop your Wednesday giveaway. I visit your blog on a daily basis but may not leave a comment everyday and I Pin the cards that give me inspiration for the cards I make xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love it in these pink shades and is not something that I would have thought of doing.
I have been lucky enough in the past to win one of your cards and it is one of my most prized craft possessions. Very sad that you feel you have to stop the weekly card giveaway,sad that the numbers commenting have reduced.
Most of us come to get inspiration from you,not to get a freebie. They are a bonus and you have always been(and still are)such a generous person. You will not get rid of most of us,so long as you keep giving us wonderful inspiration from being able to look at your cards and read or watch how to make them.
Thank you Sue for everything that you do for us.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card! I love the intricacy of it. I've followed your blog from the beginning for the inspiration not the prizes. It must have been hard for you to make the decision and I totally understand. You have been more than generous over the years and I've been lucky a number of times. I'll still be visiting your blog as all your fans will.
Take care lovely lady
Hugs x
Heather T

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful example that's packed with detail and in a lovely colour combination, I love the Ivy Garden die set.
Completely understand your decision to stop the regular giveaway as it takes a lot of time to coordinate. I look forward to seeing the daily inspiration and Pin each card. Thank you! x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. No worries re the giveaway. Love this. Really pretty.

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty Sue. Quite understand why you’re withdrawing the giveaway. You have so much to do, with so little time.
Annette x

Lyn Cleasby said...

As someone who has had the privilege of receiving a Wednesday card I treasure it but appreciate that it is a major undertaking to give away a card each week as well as the give aways during a launch. You are very generous with all that you do, creating videos, cards and new products. I look forward to continuing to see your beautiful cards.
I love the pink and black on this card, it is very effective as a colour combination.
Thank you for your amazing work.

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card today.

Completely understand that you’re stopping the Wednesday giveaway, shame that those who make the effort to comment when your launching your new Dies don’t stay around but that’s human nature. I’ve been very lucky to have won a couple of your cards which I will always treasure.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, I especially like the background die, so useful. I have never won one of your giveaway cards but will continue to comment as that is not the main reason I do so. We all appreciate your talents and taking the time for your blog for us. So thank you for that, please carry on, and enjoy your day. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the colours and the background is fantastic. I totally understand your reasoning for ending the Wednesday giveaway. It is purely for the beautiful cards and the inspiration you give us that makes us want to look at your blog. Thank you anyway you are so generous and kind to everyone.

Barbara V

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love the background die. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
Completely understand your reasons for ending the weekly card giveaway. I treasure the card I won, so am glad you will still do a giveaway occasionally, but we are here for your inspiration not for prizes.
B xx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

That's a shame, but completely understandable, you are extremely generous for doing it as long as you have, as well as all the other goodies you giveaway!
Beautiful card to mark the end of the 'Giveaway Wednesday', definitely one to be treasured.

Croquet Queen x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the pink and black combination. Just waiting to see if I am lucky enough to win one of these dies in the launch draw. They are on my ever-growing shopping list at the moment.

Lisbeth

Judith Tucker said...

I have never thought of using pink with black, usually use pink with lilac, so this makes a lovely change.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a exquisite card, I love the colour combination that you have used. This is definitely a card I will get inspiration from. Sorry to hear that you have had to come to this decision but it is understandable, I am sorry that some people only post at your new die release & not any other time but I love coming everyday & getting inspiration from your cards, so please keep bringing us beautiful cards that we may make ourselves. Yvonne xx

Jan Sayer said...

I love this card - dies you've used, colours...
Totally agree with many of the comments today. I've won a couple of the Wednesday giveaways , so thank you.
Jan
Northampton

rosiejt said...

Another pretty card. I will treasure the card I was lucky enough to win even more!

Mavis L said...

Today's is beautiful.the colours are gorgeous.love it. Mavis Lynch x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fully understand your decision I have been lucky to win a card a few years back which was lovely.
Love today card gorgeous design and colours.
Lydia
X

Scottydog said...

Ooh, pretty in pink & I have this die, so one to try. Thank you Sue for all your inspiration. While I have been lucky to win one of your cards in the past, which I have hanging in my craft room, that is not the reason why I comment, so it will make no difference, I will continue as before. In fact I had forgotten that today was Wednesday! Lol! We appreciate that organising a giveaway isn’t easy when you are so busy or even out of the country. Like others I am sad that some people only comment when there are freebies. As long as you continue blogging Sue, giving us our daily fix of beautiful cards & making your videos we shall be happy.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, not least because it uses some of the dies that are now near the top of my must-have list so I shall be "saving" this idea for inspiration - thank you...

and thank you for your generosity in the past - I was lucky enough to win one of your Wednesday Giveaway cards a couple of years ago and treasure it still - but totally understand your reasons for discontinuing the weekly giveaways...as the other ladies have already said we come to the blog for our daily dose of inspiration not the freebies so please don't feel bad about your decision, you had to bite the bullet some time!...now onwards and upwards eh?...lol

Izzy

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card. I love that background and think that is one I must have ( wonder how that would look on parchment?) .
I am sorry to read that the Wednesday giveaway will be no more but I totally understand your reasons. As a recipient of two of your cards , one after the sad passing of my Mam and the other from the giveaway, I know how special it is to receive an original Sue Wilson. They both have pride of place in my craft room by the way. You have always been so very generous and for that I thank you. It does amaze me how many people manage to comment during the launch days but not at other times. I decided during this last launch that I would only comment on dies that I would personally use to allow others the opportunity to win, but I still appreciated the hard work. I will be hard to get rid of too!!
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

gwen70 said...

Adore this very pretty card Sue, although not been lucky enough to win one of your cards I totally understand why you can't carry on doing it. xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. I love those dies. Thank you for being so generous with your cards and giving us the chance to win one. I know this was a difficult decision for you. It is best to do what works for you. Take care. Hugs Jackie

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card to start today I really like the way you used the ivy and dies and the changed it in the colour scheme such a great idea, but your so talented and give us so much inspiration every day thank you.

I have never been lucky enough to win the Wednesday giveaways but I do understand and will carry on getting so much inspiration ideas and tips from you as always.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xxx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

The colours on today's card work so well together giving a wonderful finish. Think you for all the give aways you have made in the past, I too have been a lucky winner so feel very privileged.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW card this morning , the colours all work so beautifully together . I do love the effect in the back ground from Diamonds squares back ground. Beautiful idea to colour the Ivy in pink.
I understand your reasons to discontinue the Wednesday giveaway and know it would of been hard for you . Most people will understand. , I post each day because I am a fan of your work and collect your dies . I enjoy having a look at your creations and saving your cards on Pinterest.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - This is another pretty card and I really love the ivy background die.
I can well understand your reasons for stopping the Wednesday giveaway - I was very lucky to win a card about 3 years ago now and it is framed and hung in my craft room and one I treasure very much. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you put into your blog and I shall continue to enjoy reading it and seeing your beautiful samples every morning. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

stitchingranny said...

Stunning Card this morning Sue. It's a shame about your decision though I am sure everyone understands. I personally never left a comment on a Wednesday - not because I don't like the cards but I have so many wonderful keepsakes from like minded friends and I know if I had won it would end up in the draw with all the other keepsakes, which would be a pity when someone else would have treated it as a real treasure and framed it or kept it on display.

Hugs Helen xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue a lovely pretty card today.i have supported you for many, many years and will continue to do so. I can't always comment daily but I do always check out your blog to catch up. You are generous with time and giveaways and I have never just checked in to gain something other than enjoying your talent. Don't worry Sue genuine supporters will continue to enjoy your blog . Carol x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning Sue. And such a lovely change of colour. You seem to set the trend. I will bet for the next couple of weeks or so we will see black and pink together on the card sites we visit. Lovely card lovely combination of colours.
I am sure the Sue Wilson bloggers will understand about the Wednesday give away decision. I ...like so many others .... have noticed the decline in comments..... but to the loyal commenters every day we are still all winners. I look forward every morning with my cuppa to see your lovely samples and get my inspiration from. I don't need a free card for me to leave my opinions. Just keep up the good work we are used to everyday morning Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.





Anne said...

A lovely card today, Sue.

I have never been lucky enough to win one of your cards but the giveaway was never the reason I left a comment. As long as you keep providing the inspiration we will be happy.

Best wishes

Anne (Northampton)

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty card today. Such an interesting colour mix. I totally agree with everyone's comments about the card giveaway. Sometimes things just have to change. What is important is the inspiration that your blog gives us. I know I don't always comment but your blog is the first thing I look at every morning. I know I've said this before, and I know everyone who visits your blog will echo this, but thank you so much for sharing your skills with us. It is so much appreciated. Take care. Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Morning Sue
Thank you For the inspiration, pretty card today!
Love Marg

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Loyal Followers,

We are all winners to be able to see your ideas every day and learn how you made them. It truly is an honor to have and treasure a card you made, and I wish everyone could have won one. But I'm with the outspoken majority, that we don't come back every day for the freebies, but to enjoy, to learn, to support you and to hear what others have to say. You also have my sympathy and admiration for making tough decisions. In my job, there are fewer of us doing the work, and we simply can't do everything we did before. Some people meet the new realities with frownie faces.

Anyway, it would be a shame if your samples, once their heyday was over, started stacking up and eventually got pitched. Maybe someday there will be a museum at Creative Expressions headquarters.

Anyway, your pink, black and white color scheme makes a beautiful and exciting card. I LOVE how the flowers in the Floral Melody Corner look in pink. I'm thinking if one didn't have the ivy circle or the floral melody, one could use Flora with the Star Flower or Daisy Cluster.

Best to all and may your numbers enjoy a steady upward climb.

Donita in R.I.



Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like how the black makes everything just pop.

Your difficult decision regarding the giveaway cards is sad but understandable. I have always commented because I want to rather than in expectation of winning a giveaway....... if you remember you had to remind me that I had won one of your cards last year!!

Teresa

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card again today.
The pink is really pretty but I would replace the black with a different
colour.
Regards,
Evis M.

June Horrocks said...

Today’s card is beautiful sue I love these dies and the colours are stunning I so I stand your desision about the card sue you have to do what’s best for you and we who love you very much get it you are very kind to us
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colours. I've never thought of your blog as a place for give aways only for inspiration, and you certainly do that. I comment on lots of blogs and their comments are dwindling too. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue today's card is very pretty I love all the dies but don't have any of them yet they are all on my wishlist I love the pink ivy &the touch of pink on the floral corners
I too am sad that you have decided to stop the Wednesday give away but as so many others have said I understand your reasons I was lucky enough to win one of your fabulous cards & will always treasure it The first thing I do most days is look on your blog to see what marvellous creations you make & to get some inspiration for the day & I will always continue to support you in this way. I also love reading all the comments from fellow Wilsonettes Thank you Sue for your inspiration commitment to craft & your followers on this blog

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
What a beautiful card you have sent to us this morning. I love the colours and dies you have used for this creation!
I too completely understand your reasons for ending the Wednesday Giveaway. I have often thought how time consuming this lovely gesture of yours must be.
I was lucky to receive one of your gorgeous cards last year and will always treasure it.
Since discovering you blog a few years ago I have posted most days and have looked forward to the daily inspiration I receive from seing your lovely cards and reading your Blog.
Thank you so much, Sue, for your kindness and generosity! I will certainly be looking forward to receive my daily e.mail from you!
With very best wishes,
Lesley S x
Wedt Sussex

Kate's Cards said...

Such a pretty card. Xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and I love the combination of colours.
I too have been lucky enough to win one of your Wednesday giveaway cards which I treasure but totally understand your reasons for stopping. I also only visit for your great inspiration and to give me ideas that I can take away and combine with my own. x

STELLA MUNN said...

Hi Sue - what a lovely card. I must get the ivy background as I love it more every time I see it. Completely understand your decision to stop the Wednesday card giveaway, like many of your other followers, I am in this for the inspiration you bring us daily (even though I have been the lucky recipient of one of your Wednesday cards!!). Thank you xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card with a fabulous mix of diecuts!

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jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I quite understand at you not doing the weekly giveaway anymore, must be a lot of work for everyone to keep up with it. I am very lucky to have a lovely selection of your 'orphaned cards' which I treasure! Todays card is lovely, I do love that Ivy Die, I do have it and have used it a few times now! Love Jean xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very pretty and I love the flora melody corners. I understand your reasons for stopping your card giveaway. I was lucky enough to win one and treasure it.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, firstly I would like to say that I fully appreciate and respect your decision to discontinue the Wednesday Weekly Giveaway. I am sure that it was not easy for you but as others have said before me, we don’t comment just for the gifts but because we appreciate our daily inspiration and guidance. What saddens me though is the reduction in the number of regular comments, there has been a big change in the blog since the New Year and I am sure that you must feel it too. I won’t be going anywhere soon though so I am afraid you are stuck with me :-)
Secondly, today’s card is beautiful and I love it. Some might find pink ivy strange but I know that there are varieties of variegated ivy so you are just helping nature along a bit. The Diamond Squares Background and the Floral Melody Corner complement it perfectly.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, yet another stunner of a card. I am sure all followers will understand your reasons and as you will be passing them on to other demonstrators we all have a chance of seeing them in the flesh at an event - win, win. When you do decide to do a give away it will be even more extra special. WakeyL

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇 Award Winning Blog For 2016
Well Sue My Friend Like So Many Of Your Wonderful Blog Members I Visit Your
Outstanding Blog, Because You Offer So Much Daily Inspiration Tips/Techniques All
Your Phenomenal Cards, Its Been A Huge Bonus If Any Of Us Have Had The Pleasure
To Win One Of Your Gift Cards, If We Have Any Questions Your Only Too Willing To Help Out.
As Far As I’m Concerned We Are All Winners Each/Every Day By Just Visiting This Tremendous Blog
Knowing You Sue Like I Do Making This Decision Must Have Been Extremely Difficult Also Not
Taken Likely, But Sue We’re The Lucky Ones As Long As Your Blog Is Around Sharing Your Unique
Cards Etc:- You Inspire Me Daily I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do I Can’t Thank You Enough.
Now For Today’s Extravagant Card I Love The Colour Combination Also The Cutting Dies Used
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black/Pink Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression White Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
“Creative Expression Smoothie”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Princess Pink Chalk Cloud”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card 🥇 Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Diamond Square Die Set” (From The Background Collection)
“Sue Wilson’s Ivy Garden Die Set” (From The Background Collection)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Circle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection)
“Sue Wilson’s Floral Melody Corner Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection)
“Sue Wilson’s Thank You Die Se” (From The Mini Expression Collection)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Cutting Out The Diamond Square Background Once Then You Extended
Making It Into A Rectangle Background, You Then Glued This To A Black Foundation Card Next You Cut Out
The Ivy Garden Background Circular Die Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card You Inked It Whilst Still Within Die Using
A Smoothie Also Princess Pink Chalk Cloud, You Backed This With Black Foundation Card Also.
Sue, You Cut Out A Double Pierced Circle Frame Out Of Black Foundation Card Then Added Mounting Foam To The Back
Then Placed Around The Ivy Circle Die Cut, Then You Cut Out Two Of The Floral Melody Corners From Coconut White
Foundation Card You Nipped Away A Few Of The Flowers To Make Them A Little Smaller, You Then Added In The Large
Flower Plus The Two Smaller Flowers From Matching Pink Foundation Card Then You Glued Into Place Either Side Of
Circle Using Mounting Foam.
Sue, You Cut Out The Thank You From The Mini Expression Collection From Coconut White/Black Foundation Card
Using The Black As The Shadow Sue, You Then Glued It Into The Centre Of The Circle, You Added A Pink
Foundation Card Mat Just Along The Top/Bottom Of The Card You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Then Placed
This To The Base Card Using Mounting Foam This Included Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Plus White/Pink/Black
Mat/Layers.........
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

redfox said...

Dear Sue, as everyone has said, I totally understand your decision, knowing your generosity it must have been a hard decision. I don't comment everyday as my arms get very painful typing, but I do always look at the blog and gain enormous inspiration. THANK YOU for everything you do, it is greatly appreciated. Love to all, Sarah

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card,love the colour's you have used they really set thing off.
I agree with what has been said today,thank you for taking the time to share your designs with us.
Best wishes
Karen M

lindyloo12 said...

Another lovely card Sue!

As card makers I am sure everyone will understand your decision, we all know how much work and inspiration goes into each and every card and with each new set of dies you bring out. I was lucky and won one of the cards which was truly beautiful and I certainly don't want to give it away ha ha!

We are so lucky to be able to see all your wonderful cards sue!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card. I would not have thought of using pink for the Ivy Garden Background die but it looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.

I fully understand your reasons for stopping the regular Wednesday giveaway and appreciate you doing it for this time. Yet from a personal point of view it means I have less chance of winning one of your cards, lol. It just means I will have to be more patient, lol.

Best wishes

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I love today’s card the black behind the pink really makes it pop, it’s all really gorgeous.

I, like others, totally understand about the Wednesday giveaway card. That’s not the reason we like to contribute your blog, we come here because your knowledge and inspiration is always amazing. I have learnt so much from you over the years, and yet you still come up with new ideas to inspire me. Thank you, thank you, thank you my lovely friend.

Hugs Brenda xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue. Don't blame you at all for discontinuing the give-aways - you have lots of valid reasons ;)

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunnng card, the black and pink combo is fabulous.
Rosemary xx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a lovely card made by a very talented lady and terrific dies. Just beautiful.
I did win a Sue Wilson card and it is a treasure on display in my living room. I do understand the time, postage, and other staff wanting to show these masterpieces off. We come to your blog to see what you you have created each day. I have learned a lot especially from the videos which are very clear and easy to follow. Thank you for all you do.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the dies used.

As many others have already said, sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. You have given plenty of valid reasons and so your very loyal followers will respect your decision. It’s sad though as you are so loved for your creations and talent that people genuinely love the chance of owning their own Sue Wilson masterpiece. We can still see all your wonderful work though on the blog, tv or at Ally Pally.

Shame the blog numbers are so low, let’s hope they pick up soon.

Love Helen Xxx

Anonymous said...

Carole Stourbridge
Yes we are sad of your decision but we love all your inspiration and with all that you do, sometimes you have to step back and smell the roses as we brits say!
Thanks sue xx

Pauline Austen said...

Sue, you are truly a generous and inspirational person, who over the years has fed us every single day, your amazing techniques and ideas. Where would we be without our daily blog medicine. You are what keeps me crafting when my mind goes a blank. You're like a best friend to us all.
Whilst I have been lucky enough to have won one of your cards (which I have framed and has pride of place on my wall), like so many other Wilsonettes, I do not comment just in the hope of getting a freebie. You are a very busy person and cannot do everything. Now if you discontinued your blog, that would be different!! lol
Love today's card, by the way, pink and black; who would have thought?.....SW Hugs xx Pauline

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for all the cards you have given away - I have been lucky enough to have won one. But I understand the reasons for discontinuing and thank you for carrying on sharing your ideas with us.

BenteS said...

Lovely card today with a great colour combo :))
I can very well understand your decision to withdraw the giveaways, but find it sad, though, since I would love to have one of your wonderful designs irl ;))
But, luckily we can still visit your blog every day to see your beautiful cards and learn how you have made them - I am so grateful for that!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and great design Sue
Gr Karin

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I fully understand your hard decision to stop your card giveaways, I was one of the lucky peeps to have won one, but we can all still see your beautiful creations on your Blog every day, which is brilliant.
Another beautiful card today, as always.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Vie Carter said...

A very beautiful card today, I have this ivy die but have only used it in green so this gives me another idea on how to use it to its full advantage

Vie
x

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card today Sue. That background die is on my wish list. I fully understand about the Wednesday giveaway. No problem.

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card and the colour scheme is Devine. I fully understand why you are stopping the weekly giveaway. You do so much. Xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely and dramatic card today. Regarding the discontinuing of your Wednesday give away card offer: I am disappointed, but it is understandable considering the circumstances. Sue, you have been so gracious in your gifting of your beatiful cards. I have been on the receiving end. And I appreciate your kindness to share. I treasure the card you made and sent me. I keep it on display to show others. Those that get to see it, respond in awe.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a pretty card but just a bit too busy for me.
Wendy x

Anonymous said...

Please say it ain’t so, as we say in the states. I can’t comment every Wednesday but when something really strikes my fancy, I do make it known to you. If I were in your group I would take over and send the cards to the winners. But, alas, we’re an ocean away. I so wanted at least one more original to have a pair, but some don’t have one so I consider myself blessed and lucky to have one. Not to mention the card you sent for sweet Emily when she was going through the leukemia transplant. She is well and thriving. At 8 years old she is speaking at adult functions. She was guest speaker in Orlando on Saturday evening at the Make a Wish Foundation black tie affair!! We are so blessed she is doing well. God has such great things in store for this little girl and I’m so glad to be able to watch her grow and thrive after praying so hard for a year that she would recover. Your card is in her room, my card is in my craft room and your blog is in my in box every day. So we will reluctantly let you move on with your career as you see fit. I still would love to take you to lunch if you get to Orlando. Just say the word. Our annual craft show is this weekend there. My friend and I are going Friday. God bless and you will hear from Myra from Florida from time to time. Love you.

karenlotty said...

I don’t blame you at all It is such a commitment I am one of the lucky ones in owning a Sue Wilson masterpiece which I treasure
Today’s card is very pretty and I love that shade of pink and that’s coming from a person who doesn’t like pink!

Craftcornucopia said...

Yet more inspiration for me to try out using the ivy background set. When I first saw it, I knew it would be so versatile.

I am so lucky to have won one of your lovely creations and will treasure it as it was shown on my grandmother's birthday and made of her favourite colourway.

I am amazed that you managed to giveaway nearly fifty cards a year, so completely understand that your die launches increasingly take up more of your time. I know you have made this decision with a heavy heart, but we have your daily blog posts and videos as well as your Hochanda shows to keep us entertained and educated.

Thank you so much Sue.

Hugs

Diane from Wales

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the squared background and the ivy garden even though it's pink lol
Fully understand your decision to discontinue the card giveaway and hope you know that's not why we follow and comment on your blog, I might shed a tear that I won't get a chance to see your work in the flesh unless you're planning to come to Northern Ireland sometime!!! Thank you for your daily inspiration, the great videos and your generosity

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for your daily dose of inspiration, yours is the first blog I go to each day, always informative and I have learnt so much whilst being entertained.
Having been a lucky winner of a Sue Wilson original I don't always post a response - to give others a chance but I am always full of admiration of your skills. Luv Anne7 from Calne xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I am so sorry you are cutting back on your card giveaways. I am lucky to have received one of your Christmas Angel cards. It is stunning and is now part of our Christmas decorations.
I am glad we will still have the chance to win a card now and then.
Today's card is beautiful.
Thank you for all the inspiration you give us daily.
Véronique L

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, love the pink!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning post. Love the colours. Fully appreciate your decision and you have been very generous with the giveaways. Still look forward to the opportunity to win a card in the future.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for your inspiration you give us everyday.
I have never thought of using this colourway for my ivy die. I must give it a try.Your card is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Jan x

dj from kettering said...


This is a stunning card, and the colours are great.

I too, am a winner, but completely understand your
reasons for stopping the give away, but like the
others, will continue to visit your inspirational
blog,


Doreen x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue well I never would have thought of the ivy garden in pink but it looks fabulous!! Your decision is quite understandable and I'm sure everyone understands. Love from Jackie xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is stunning, i love the colours especially with the black.
Also love the background x

Dawn Holben said...

I forgot to say that i am another lucky winner of your wednesday give aways
and although sad that you are no longer able to do it i completely understand your reasons. x x

Narrowboat girl said...

So sad that you have decided to end the Wednesday giveaway. I was lucky enough to win one of your cards & although it is a Christmas one, I framed it & it has pride of place in my craft area all year round. Whenever I am stuck for inspiration, I will look at it & think “what would Sue do”
Today’s card is fab, I love the pink & black combination, they make the card really pop

Tupns said...

Sad to read about Wednesday Giveaways, but understandable. Thank you for those cards that have been won xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
Wow a stunning card today it's beautiful so is the colour you have used
Sue don't worry yourself about stopping the Wednesday giveaway
I for one understand how much work it must be for you as well as producing such beautiful cards every day.
Your generosity is so very much appreciated Thank you.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, I am sorry to hear you will no longer be doing the Wednesday give-away....there was always that little feeling of anticipation! However, I shall treasure the card I DID win a number of years ago! Today's card is so pretty, the pink and black combo go so well together. Jo xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love the colours and would never have thought to cut the ivy die in anything other than greens or browns ! I really should think out the box more often x thankyou Sue x
I have said before Sue that I feel like a winner daily just opening your blog and seeing one of your fantastic creations x you have always been an amazing inspiration to me and I have always admired your generosity x like all the other lovely wilsonettes I completely understand your decision and I hope it will take a little weight of your shoulders xxx
Theresa w in Berks xxx

DeCor said...

Q lovely card Sue. Sad about the weekly card give away but you have been so generous so when you do do a give away it will be even more special. I hope you are really enjoying travelling!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card. I love that background.

Jan D., FL, USA

sued99 said...

Completely understand about the giveaways but am very proud to own one of your cards nevertheless. Lovely card today. X

Di said...


Hi Sue,,
Gorgeous, gorgeous card, love the background and the dies, and the lovely colour of the card. Awesome.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue love the colours and the background die ...sorry to hear about Wednesday give away but as all the others have said this decision won't stop any of us looking at your blog always look forward to it .Laura O Springfield

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love today's beautiful Ivy garden card, and I love the colours you have used to. I never would have thought to use black, white and pink as a colour scheme but it looks amazing !!! The Diamond background die looks fab and I think your Floral Melody corner is gorgeous !!! ( I really must buy this one.) Your mini expressions "thank you" die fits perfectly inside the centre of the Ivy circle die. This is such a beautiful card Sue. Thank you. Also I have to tell you how very much I love, love, love yesterday's stunning card using the Spring Time die set. This is the same card that I made for my Mum and also for Steve's Mum for Mothers Day this year !!! Obviously I tweeked it and changed it a bit to make it my own but I got the inspiration from you Sue !!! The cards turned out beautifully, thanks to you Sue. Both of our families commented about how beautiful the cards are.
I have always really appreciated everything you do to bring us such fantastic inspiration every day. I know that you work very hard. I really don't know Sue how you constantly keep up with everything. I know I don't always comment as there are times when unfortunately the illness very much takes over my life but I adore looking at all your fabulous creations as often as I can. I don't visit your blog to "win" stuff, I visit your blog because it is amazing, you are amazing Sue and your designing is utterly "OUTSTANDING". You are an incredibly talented lady and you always "keep me going" when I feel so ill. You give me that much needed "ray of happiness" every day and for that I can never thank you enough. I fully understand your decision to stop the Wednesday card giveaway and I am so grateful that I have won one of your gorgeous cards in the past which is framed and on my craft room wall pride of place. I know I don't always comment every single day but I do comment as often as I can. You are my Crafting Hero Sue. You are always so kind and generous. Thank you so much for just being you !!! Lots of love to you Sue always, love from Tres X X X

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and colouring today. love this little Ivy garden die and the Floral Melody are gorgeous, looking forward to getting that background tomorrow at the show in Belfast. A

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, enjoy how you mix and match! I come to your blog for inspiration, if from time to time you give something away great but that is not why I visit your blog!!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
I never pictured Ivy in pink but it is so pretty. As I said many times before, I don’t use black on my cards but this one has the right amount of black, making everything pop up. You worked your magic again and created another beautiful card that makes even harder to accept your decision to discontinue the Wednesday card giveaways even I fully understand the reason. I am disappointed because I never won one of your cards BUT deep in my heart I still hope that one day I will become a proud owner of one of your creations. Till then, thank you Sue for the daily (not only on Wednesdays) dose of beauty and inspiration that feed our souls.
Hugs from Toronto
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Judy Hollers said...

Dear Sue, I certainly understand your decision to discontinue the Wednesday card giveaway. I am so blessed to have been one of the recipients of your Wednesday cards. This card today is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Pretty! The diamond squares really set the other die cuts off. Love it!
Gina from Greenville, SC

Latenight SandyH said...

Such a pretty card. I would never have thought of using pink ink with the ivy die, it looks lovely. Wish I could think outside the box.

Sad that this will be the last Wednesday giveaway but completely understand your reasons for making this decision. I hope it is won by someone who doesn't already have one of your cards. I am lucky enough to have one of your creations and it brings me pleasure every day. We are all winners each day when we come to your blog for inspiration.

Take care everyone.

dorothy cattanach said...

Happy Thursday morning Sue. Late as always.
Wednesdays card is beautiful.I always look in my emails for your Daily Inspiration.
Due to my Disabilities and other health problems I am not able to comment each time.
I understand your reason re Wednesdays give aways. I have been very fortunate to receive such beautiful cards and cherish them.
I love using your dies, I wish I could buy them all, but love all the ones I have. Saving now for those Noble Square and hope to get them soon.
Waiting for tosays'mail' to see more of your delightfull and beautiful card.
Take care Sue. Best wishes to you and everyone.
Dorothy C
xxxx

Sharon Fletcher said...

Hi sue. What a beautiful card. I love the colours you have chosen to use for this card and the dies all work together to achieve that overall finished effect. Thanks for the inspiration x

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes.
This day's card is stunning and I ,like others before me, would not have thought of pink ivy or black mat yet they come together wonderfully under your magic touch.

I look forward to your daily inspiration and have learned so much from you, for which I thank you most sincerely.

I realise how hard it must have been for you to stop the Wednesday give aways but I understand your reasons. I have copied and printed todays card and will frame it and hang it in my craft room and HEY PRESTO I have a SUE WILSON original.
all for now.
Marie P.


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely lovely card today. The background Die is top of my list.
Quite understand your reasoning re the Wed giveaway.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I understand your reasons (and heavy heart) about stopping the Wed cards giveaways. I have been lucky to win one of your Wed give-away cards and every time I look at it I'm grateful.
Still wish I could make those lovely flowers with proper buds in the middle looking as good as yours do.
This card is just another of the "just gorgeous" category. I love pink and black but up to now haven't been adventurous enough to put white into the mix, too. This just shows that it works so very well.
So thank you Sue, for all your generosity, not just the give-aways but your daily postings on your blog providing us with heaps of inspiration.
Hugs, Rose

Nina Spear said...

Wow, that is gorgeous.x

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
Sorry its been along time since I commented on your blog, I wish I could keep better control of my health but now I'm back I will try and back date as much as I can because I absolutely love your work. Your cards are absolutely stunning, I especially like todays with the pink ivy I'm guessing that is one of your latest collection. I'm definitely going to have to go back and see your new designs. Something tells me my wish list is going to get a lot longer. Gulp!!!!. With many thanks for your great inspiration and designs.

With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card, using the pink tones. I love it and I guess I would have never thought of using pink, it is so delightful.

I understand fully re your ceasing of the Card Giveaway. We still love your cards, and will still keep coming back for more inspiration. Thank you so much.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Rosie said...

Stunning card Sue. Never thought to use Ivy like that before, thank you for sharing. Quite understand your reasons for the Wednesday card give away. We all still love your blog and will keep coming back as we all love your creations and the cards you share with us. Long may your blog continue.....Love Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A delayed comment as I have been away, but came home to discover the diamond background die, which I love, had arrived in the post. What a lovely card.