Sunday, 6 May 2018

Miss You

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card is a really quick make (in case you might need one!).  I started by cutting the Diamond Squares Background out of coconut white card.  I backed it with Purple Heather card.  I cut a single white frame using the Stitched Pegboard Squares and added it with foam over my background.  Next I cut the Flora die out of white and inked the edges with Gentle Lavender Chalk Cloud.  I added it to the centre of the frame with foam.  I cut the Miss You mini expression out of Heather card and seated it on a circle cut from the Double Pierced Noble Circles and added a thin frame around it using the B set of the circles.  White and Heather card mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.

The winners of the weekly Comment Game are:

Nina Spear!!!
Jan on the Fosse!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

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hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card today. It maybe a simple card to make but it certainly looks anything but simple.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Another very pretty card ,love the soft lilac colour too.
Thank you so much.
Jan x

Jan.moogie said...

WOW stunning card today Sue and what I love is the fact that apart from the background die I have the others to recreate this beautiful missive. What I dont have is the time at the moment as I have to work. I have to work to pay for my craft habit, its a vicious circle and one day I will retire. Then maybe I will have time to play with my accumulated stash, ha ha . Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty, feminine card- love the gentleness of the lilac. Congratulations to all the winners today. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card.
My condolences to Elaine and her family on losing Andrew. He was a very brave man xx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Lovely card, Sue. I particularly like the background.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the die and the pop of colour really sets it of and I love the Embossing folder going to order that one.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all and enjoy the sun
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Donita Naylor said...

You know how kittens are so soft, there's almost nothing to them? And the finest cake can be so light, it melts on your tongue? This card is like that. Soft and delicate and it melts on the eyes. I like the barely visible color behind the background and the touch of color on the edge of the flowers.

Congratulations to the comment game winners! (I wonder if hollyberry noticed that she's one of the winners.)

Enjoy your Sunday.

Best to all,

stitchingranny said...

Wow both stunning and adorable. I loved yesterdays card but think this is even prettier. You amaze me Sue.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend, now the sun has finally decided to shine in the UK.

Hugs to you Sue and to everyone else who needs or wants one.

Helen xx

DeCor said...

Congratulations to all the winners today. I usually really like tone on tone but not so sure about today's card. Though probably will when I look at it on a bigger screen. Enjoy the lovely weather!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card and the colours you have used and can imagine it on so many colour ways - very pretty.
Congratulations to this weeks wonners
Hope you are enjoying your bank holiday weekend
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Quite an appropriate sample this morning after reading the sad news given to us by June yesterday, thinking of Elaine and all family members in Andrew's life, take care.

Can't even imagin how thrilled and special I'd feel if I had something as gorgeous as this come through my letterbox, it may look simple but it's just so pretty and delicate. I must invest in some of the new Foundation card especially this purple heather I need the new folders too, must get back into the crafting mindset soon !
Many congratulations to all 3 winning comment winners enjoy your gift.
Sunny happy hugs winging their way to you this Sunday Sue xxx

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today! Just love the Flora die which looks so pretty with the light inking.
Congratulations to the winners! Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a beautiful quick card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful diamond square background, I love the heather card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Although this might be a quick card to make its still a stunner, lots of lovely detail, very pretty.
Congratulations to the comment winners. x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Such a lovely and delicate card today that has such a gentle touch to it. Just the barest tint of color makes it perfect.

Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Have a wonderful day.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so so pretty and the Flora die is one of my favourites. It certainly doesn’t look at all like a quickly made card, it’s very impressive. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today, sending best wishes Sue

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue always love those dies used and the colours. x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a beauty today - well they always are - but this one is just edging it a bit for me, I am so pleased I bought this background die, it really is amazing.

Congratulations to all 3 winners

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

Tressa said...

I very much like the simplicity of this card. Beautiful!


TDQ Karen said...

Looks stunning.Love these dies. Congratulations to all the lucky winners xx

Chris Curry said...

Not sure I could send that sentiment to anyone but love the card. The background die is lovely and The flora die is one of my favourites. Thank you Sue, enjoy the good weather. Xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Such a delicate shade the Heather card is and makes this card perfect.

Congratulations to the winners!!!

I just have to say how lovely it was few weeks ago when I tentativley glanced at the first few comments to find that they had returned to just happy crafting comments again as Sue had intended when she started the blog for us many years ago now.

Sue's blog is a place to escape the problems and traumas that we all have in our lives and enjoy her amazing creativity and our love of crafting.

Sadly Sue lost many many followers over comments that were left in recent years and was she saddened when the number of posts plummeted from several hundred down to under a hundred and I, one of the followers from the early days, stopped reading the comments too!

I have really enjoyed the recent weeks, reading all your happy comments and thoughts on the cards and crafting. I am hoping for Sue that the followers of the past like myself will slowly discover that the blog has returned to how it was, and was intended and will start to comment again and put a smile on Sue's face as she sees those comment numbers rocket again. Let's spread the word!

Enjoy your crafting this weekend everyone I hope the sun shines on you all and inspires you to great things.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous design, the dies used are beautiful. I love all the white with just a touch of purple. xx

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very pretty. Love the background.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, such a lovely card with the versatile diamond squares background and the delicate flora die. Just beautiful.
Marion S x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this card ; the dies (of course) and the colours
Pat x

Netty The Runner said...

You say it’s simple Sue, but it’s very effective and pretty.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Very pretty card Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wish my quick cards turn out like this, it's gorgeous.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. The diamond squares background is absolutely gorgeous and I love the purple heather card. Anybody would be pleased to receive this one. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Love and hugs Alison xxxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all

Stunning card on this beautiful morning. Its always a pleasure to see you cards and how you use the dies together. I really think I need to get the Diamond square back ground now to add to my collection. The soft touch of colour works beautifully on the design.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I wish my quick cards were as good as yours, I just faff too much.
Well done to the winners.

Scottydog said...

I like simple cards & this one is so pretty with just a little touch of colour, that’s all that’s needed. Thank you

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card and yes, quick to make up too once you have all the dies and with a change of colour and sentiment could be used for any occasion - a very useful template to save for those last-minute cards we all have to make sometimes...

Congratulations to the CG winners - enjoy your prizes ladies...


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very pretty card love the floral die with the diamond squares background. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a lovely day everyone. Bx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Yes .... I wish my QUICK cards were as lovely as this...... and I wish I had that switch in my head to think .... right this is going to be a quick card lets go....every time I say this takes longer than one I have Lovely sample Sue and the little touch of colour around Flora really sets her off. Sending best wishes to everyone this beautiful morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

2 dollybirds said...

Love this card so pretty but effective thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Love Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Every time I see cards using this background die I think I should invest in that. Beautiful card as always.

Heather R Oxfordshire

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card today, really lovely.

Congrats to the winners.


June Horrocks said...

What a beauty just like the beautiful day it’s s very pretty card sue thank you
Congrats to the winners xxxxxx
Love June Horrocks xxxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a pretty card Sue x It may be a quick card but the beautiful detail in your dies make it look as if you have spent hours and hours on it x Thankyou Sue x
Congratulations to the winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a pretty card today, love all the dies you have used.
The Heather card is such a lovely colour!
Lesley S x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue xx


Such a pretty, pretty card. Thank you Sue x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card must get this background I have all the others to make this card. love Jean Z xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card. Beautifully sunny day. I AM going to make a card today - there I have said it so I have got to now x
Happy Bank Holiday Sunday everyone x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Today's card is beautiful I love the touch of lilac & the dies ate all so pretty
Congratulations to the three lucky winners
Sending good wishes to all enjoy the sunshine which is rare for a bank holiday!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, too. I can see that resistance is pointless - this diamond squares die is a must-have. And the Flora sets it off to perfection - and a quick card to boot. You're spoiling us this Sunday for sure.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunnning card Sue, that touch of lilac makes all
the difference.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card SUE We all need to make a quick card occasionally

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. So very pretty in the white with lilac coloured and delicate flora die. Congratulations to this week's winners.

Crafty Cruiser said...

A very appropriate message today since I have been away a lot lately but home for a short while before going off again. A very pretty card - simply done but far from simple - and effective. Congratulations to the winners.
Doreen R

Kate's Cards said...

The geometric shapes and the flowers sit really well together. I think the correct word is juxtaposition!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Like this card very much. Congratulations to this weeks comment winners.
Margaret from Huddersfield x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue on another glorious morning! Beautiful card, think I need that diamond background, seeing it up close it is beautiful! Love Jean xxx

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. Well done winners!

dorothy cattanach said...

Good morning Sue. Alovely sunny day here in Uk.
Beautiful card Sue. I have just been looking to purchase this Diamond Background die, lo and behold it is todays card. So pleased. So will be using it when it comes.
Take care and thank you for sharing this gorgeous card.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. I haven't got the background die as I couldn't make my mind up at the time, but I wish I would have got it now, another one to add to the ever increasing list. I should be able to make something similar though as I have the other dies. Thanks for the inspiration.


scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful card and love that floral frame!!

Anonymous said...

Love the dainty look of the center focal point. So pretty. Still have that background die on my wish list. Soon. LOL

Jan D., FL, USA

Susan Battensby said...

A lovely card. Must try and get the diamond squares background as it is so pretty and you don't need a lot else on your card.
Congratulations to the 3 winners.

Pauline Austen said...

If this is a simple card, bring it on! The diamond squares background is lovely. I didn't think that I would use it much when I saw it during the launch, but how wrong can one be?
The Flora die is so pretty.
Congratulations to the 3 winners. Enjoy your prize. Hugs xx Pauline

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love my diamond square die , and it makes great cards. This one is lovely.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful and so are all the dies used!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card, I bought this background die yesterday. Cant wait to get started.
enjoy the weekend. Denise

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love the simplicity of this card and I think the hint of colour is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Nina Spear, Hollyberry and Jan on the Fosse.

Best wishes

Eunice said...

Wow quick and easy, thanks for the wonderful ideas Sue.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, love the gentle hint of colour around the focal point, It just ties everything In beautifully.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Hugs Brenda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Sue and congrats to the winners

Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous! Please do more of this purple color.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a gorgeous card but I don't have the background die yet. More and more are slipping down the list so now I buy one of your new dies then one of your older dies.
Congratulations to the lucky comment winners on this beautiful sunny day

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, Flora is such a pretty Die and I love the touch of colour on the edges
Congratulations Nina, Hollyberry and Jan, enjoy your prizes

Love and hugs to everyone

Viki Banaszak said...

This is gorgeous! It reminds me of an intricate piece of hardanger work.

CraftyJo said...


Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this pretty, soft and gentle card, just right for a warm and sunny Sunday. Both Flora and the Diamond Squares are on my ever increasing list.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Nina, Hollyberry and Jan on the Fosse. Enjoy playing with your prizes.


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
The background is so pretty and those small sentiments really come in handy for small spaces.

ursula said...

So pretty and delicate....luv Ursula xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this maybe a quick make but it absolutely stunning.
I have the floral die but must get the background die you used as i love
the look from it.

sued99 said...

That’s a really pretty card. The more I see of the Flora die the more I think I NEED it! X

Karen Drew said...

Really pretty card. Love the background die
Congratulations to the winners
Karen xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
A stunning sample of your amazing cards Sue, gorgeous colour
the heather
Congrats to all 3 comment winners !
Sunny hugs to all Maria x

lindyloo12 said...

a very pretty card

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card, I absolutely love this background die.
Congratulations to all the Comment winners, enjoy your goodies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Narrowboat girl said...

This is beautiful Sue. I love the softness of the lilac & the diamond squares background die is jumping ever higher in my wish list
Congrats to the winners

Squdge 3 said...

What a lovely card! I love the colour scheme! So simple and beautiful. Nice to see something so elegant!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, it may be quick but is so pretty. We all need quick cards at some time or other.

Barbara V

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the background and the dainty focal area, love it.
Di B. x

Jan Sayer said...

Really lovely Sue.. Good to have some quick ideas.
Well said Heather Rogers!

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card I love white on white combo. All the Dies are beautiful
Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card,I like the tiny flowers with their pearls lovely.
Congratulations to the winners
Best wishes
Karen M

Latenight SandyH said...

Just beautiful. The hint of colour is so delicate.
Congratulations to Nina Spear, Hollyberry and Jan on the Fosse on your comment game win.
Take care everyone.

Doreen from kettering said...

love the card today, and congrats to the winners!

so sorry to read about Andrew, condolences to all his family,

Doreen x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card - love the colour - my favourite.

Congrats to all the winners.

Love n hugs to all

Dorothy of Baldock

Pawprintx4 said...

I don't know how quick it would be in my hands but it surely is a beautiful card. Really hard to make a really bad card as Sue Wilson dies are too pretty and will carry you through.
I have to finish up some cards for a swap tonight so a bit of crafting today. I can't imagine what the gals would do if I turned up with something like this card! I will be using a few SW dies for my project, of course!
Have a wonderful day, ladies and I know 3 lucky ones who are already having one,
Stephanie K

Judy Hollers said...

Love the purple! My favorite color! Everything on this card works well together.