Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Thank You

Hi crafters!  Today's card was planned as a Hochanda demo on my last shows, but I never got to it before the shows ended.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and stamped the Shaded Peony stamp all around the edge with a Black Achival ink.  I used Gentle Lavender Chalk Cloud ink and inked the edges.   I dried it with a heat tool, then added double sided sticky tape all around the edge then coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  Next I cut a Double Stitched Pegboard square and inked the edges with the same ink.  I cut the Ivy Garden Background in white and glued the corner ivy pieces on to this piece,  I cut the circle in the centre and then added mounting foam to the back and added it in a diamond orientation to the background.  I recessed the Ivy Garden into the centre with a Lilac card backing.  I cut the smaller centre die and added it with foam, then seated the Thank you sentiment in the middle.  I inked it to match and added a black shadow.  I made a 3D flower using the stamped Shaded Passion Flower stamps and cut them out.  Inked them and added glitter once I formed and shaped the flower.  I seated them on a satin bow and added white leaves around it.  White mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

The 2018 Festive die release begins here tomorrow morning at 6am.  I am very excited to share the collection with you so I hope you can join us back here then!  All for now, Sue x

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Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

What a beautiful card from the colours used right down to the construction simply lovely

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan.moogie said...

WOW WOW WOW Sue this is totally gorgeous, stunning , beautiful and awesome would love to have seen you make it. Thank you so much for sharing and have a fabulous day hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Looking forward to the new launch too.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. An early morning question - Can you describe a sample/card as glamourious ? That was my first reaction as it loaded, the colour choice and mix of dies are absolutely gorgeous Sue. Even though the majority of your samples on this blog are adorable you can only imagin just how unbelievable they are in true life. A stunning glamourious start to the day thank you.
After having 'spoilers' of the new festive collection through my inbox I'm looking forward to your festive samples from tomorrow and blog numbers rise ! Try to keep the nerves at bay Sue, like all previous new collections they'll be loved and fly off the net before your celebration pizza comes out the oven lol xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card!! Love the stamped background and how it matches with the ivy corners!!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the colour combination of this beautiful card. Can't wait to see your new collection tomorrow and hopefully my pre-ordered dies will be arriving soon too! Love Jean xxx

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous vintage feel card! Lovely stamping and inking. The flower looks fab with the glitter.
Looking forward to tomorrow's release :). Debra x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Donita Naylor said...

It could be a trick of the lighting, but the interplay of blue and lilac on this card is lovely. The shaping, stamping and glittering make the Passion Flowers so interesting. but a black flower Is higher fashion than I could go.

So glad we're about to go festive!


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation today, shame it didn't get to see it being demo'd on Hochanda because I love seeing you work, that is what I like about ally pally too.

Looking forward to the launch

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card love it.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card, love the colours
I am excited about tomorrow
Pat x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning with so much detail . I love how you have stamped the back ground and covered with Glitter. Looking forward to seeing your creations with your new christmas dies.
Crafty hugs and well wishes.. Wendy

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, shame you didn’t get to demo it on tv. The ivy is so pretty.

Love Helen xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a gorgeous card.

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Love!y card.

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.

Looking forward to the launch of your festive Dies.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,

Wow, what a stunning card, such a shame you didn't get chance to demo this on Hochanda.
Looking forward to the launch tomorrow with great excitement. Love Christmas - even in June.

Marion S x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, absolutly stunning. I hope that you make a video of this card sometime. The colours and flower accent are lovely.
Looking forward to seeing your Christmas Angel as I've been collecting them since your first stamp Angel.
Lovely morning here, so going for a walk now. Hugs xx Pauline

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card with a great vintage twist to it.
Looking forward to seeing your new christmas collection! X

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Oh wow - bee-yooo-teefull card! Love the colours you have used. So glad you have shared this with us but disappointed it didn't have its moment on Hochanda x
Only you could get me excited about Christmas when we are still in June Sue. I will not give anything away to those admirably patient people who avoid taking a sneak peak at your new dies - but I know we are in for a humdinger of a launch. Your new dies really are spectacular x
So with that in mind the order of the day is to keep my excitement levels to a minimum in order to avoid self combustion x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today really lovely a very pretty card

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Chris Curry said...

Another elegant card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxx

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous That background is so effective I love the colour

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card and Christmassy things to look forward to. Lovely start to the day

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, bet it is amazing in real life.
Looking forward to tomorrow's launch.
B xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card. Looking forward to seeing the samples with your Christmas dies.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, loving the lavender colour. It's a shame you didn't get to demo this one but lovely that we get to see it. Looking forward to your Christmas die release.Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I like the finish to this card, yet another stunner. So Christmas begins tomorrow! Last year I began my cards in the summer and it made life so much more relaxed and enjoyable come the festive season so I am looking forward to seeing your samples using your new dies.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A beautiful card this morning and I really like your colour combination.
I am looking forward to seeing the cards you have created with your new Christmas Dies!
Lesley S x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
A really different layout today,it is gorgeous,I would never have thought of a design like this,
Good luck for tomorrow,hope the launch goes well,
I collect your beautiful Angel's so looking forward to seeing this years.
Best wishes
Karen M

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love it, love it, love it...what a beautiful die set this is and so versatile too and I really like the Shaded Lilac Colour Cloud/glittered edges that frame the design so perfectly...

Don't know about 6.00am...can I join you at 8.00am instead?


stitchingranny said...

An absolutely stunning card Sue.

Hugs Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is wonderful. I absolutely love it. Looking forward to seeing your new launch tomorrow, although I haven't finished buying dies from the last launch yet!! Sending best wishes

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

this card is stunning. Love the colours very much. There´s nothing more to say… it´s amazing!

Rolf xxx

rosiejt said...

I do like that card and particularly the stamped flower background.
Looking forward to tomorrow's launch - I have pre-ordered some dies from it and may just be tempted....

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue. Looking forward to seeing your new Christmas dies.

Anne (Northampton)

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. O..M..G.. I love it Sue. This is stunning Sue. Love everything about it and I NEED to make one for myself. How on earth do you think these ideas up for us...... especially when you have extra work with blog launches.........because you are a genius...... that's how. Beautiful work. I am so looking forward to the new festive launch. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Simply Beautiful. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. xxx

Clai01 said...

Fantastic card, and looking forward to tomorrow! x

June Horrocks said...

Just stunning sue I love this card it’s very glamorous a sue card😘 very excited about the launch
The stamped background on your card is so pretty thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card today. Love, love it....looking forward to your new launch...
Love Rosie from

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really dreamy card today. Love the colour. Shame you didn't get to demo this on TV, it must be really frustrating to do all the preparation and run out of time. Can't wait for the launch tomorrow although I have seen some of the dies on pre-order you can't always appreciate the dies until you see what you can do with them.


Susan Battensby said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Looking forward to the new launch tomorrow.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like the colouring and mixture of stamping ad use of dies in this way.


Barbara Dawson said...

Good morning Sue & team, Sue this is an amazing card I truly love the colour combinations you have used and I love this ivy die also. I am sorry you didn't get to demonstrate this on the show but maybe you could make a video for YouTube? Looking forward to purchasing more of your lovely dies they are beautiful, thank you.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely, I have this stamp and have used it on the flowers but not as a background. With the beautiful colours and flower, what a stunner !!

Really looking forward to the release starting tomorrow, I have had a sneak peak and ordered a couple up front but am sure I will change my mind on the NEEDS when I see your samples.


Muriel x

Scottydog said...

Would have loved to have seen you demoing this card on HOCHANDA as it is so beautiful. The stamps go so well with the ivy die & that colour combination is stunning. Just wish I received cards like this on my birthday, it would never come down! Thank you Sue for such a beautiful sample.
Looking forward to seeing your new collection. I have tried to resist seeing the dies as I prefer to see your samples first, but it has been hard to avoid them all.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I just love it. The stamps and the dies are gorgeous and the colour is beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card reminds me of those beautiful old fashioned Victorian cards it's a stunner

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely card this morning Sue xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, for me this card is just perfect. The colours, stamping and die-cutting all combining to make a beautiful card and I really love it. Looking forward to the Festive launch tomorrow and will try to visit on time when I can.


Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card, I love the ivy garden die set and the colours you have used are so pretty. Looking forward to seeing the festive dies in action.
Thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card this morning. Love the colours and the flowers are beautiful.

Barbara V

CraftyJo said...

Love the colours you've used and the techniques involved, overall a little too fussy for my taste but I can certainly appreciate the various elements :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue the ivy garden is one of my favourite dies and using it as you have done here is great. Love from Jackie xx

ursula said...

Absolutely absolutely absolutely stunning, I just love this, have the die so definitely going to make one, thank you so much Sue....luv Ursula xx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Shame we didn’t get to see it being demonstrated. Sorry I have been missing but have been away and getting internet was not easy.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Blog For 2016/🥇2017 For Cutting Dies Designed By Yourself.
“WOW” Sue Today’s Card Is Just So Luxurious I Love The Beautiful Colour Combination
I’m Truly Thrilled It’s The 2018 Festive Die Launch Starting Tomorrow, Yes I’ve Seen The Extremely
Impressive New Christmas Dies Also Eight New Stamps Which I’m Thrilled About, As I’ve Mentioned
Many Times, We’re All Winners Each Day When We See Your Cutting Dies In Action So I Personally Can’t
Wait To See The Exceptional Christmas Card Collection You Will Share With Us, It’s Never To Early I Go On
Holiday Late So I Like To Make An Early Start With My Cards, I Really Hope You’ve Made As Many As You
Did In 2017:- As I Got Great Tips/Techniques From Them..............
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Lilac/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Shaded Peony Stamp Designed By Yourself”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Smoothies”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Gentle Lavender Chalk Cloud Ink”
“Double Sided Tape”
“Creative Expression Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Creative Expression Satin Ribbon”
“Rangers Black Archival Ink Pad”
Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Pegboard Square Die Set (From The Shadow Box Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Ivy Garden Die Set” (From The Background Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Thank You Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Shaded Passion Flower Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 23 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Taking A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Then Stamping The Shaded
Peony All Around The Edges Of The Card Using Black Archival Ink, Then You Used The Fabulous Gentle Lavender
Chalk Cloud To Go Over The Top, Covering All The Edges You Then Made Sure It Was Dry By Using A Heat Tool
You Applied Double Sided Tape All Around The Edges Then You Covered It With The Outstanding Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz
Sue, You Then Cut Out A Double Stitched Pegboard Square Inking With The Gentle Lavender Chalk Cloud.
You Cut The Exceptional Ivy Garden Background Die Set Using Coconut White Foundation Card You Used The
Ivy Corners Onto This Piece Then You Cut Out A Circle In The Centre Then Added Mounting Foam To The Back, Then
Placed This In A Diamond Orientation Attaching To Your Base Card You Recessed The Rest Of The Ivy Garden Die
Into The Centre Attaching A Lilac Backing, You Cut Out The Smaller Centre Die From Coconut White Foundation Card
You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Then Added The Thank You Die Sentiment In The Middle You It This To Match
Your Card Also Adding A Black Shadow, You Made An Exceptional 3D flower By Using The Shaded Passion Flower Stamp
Then Cutting Out By Using The Relevent Cutting Die, You Inked/Glittered Once You’d Formed Your Magnificent Flower
You Placed This On Your Satin Bow Along With White Foliage That Comes With The Flower Die Set You Added Mounting
Foam To Your Background Card Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Plus White Mat/Layers
Card Size 8 x 8
I’m So Looking Forward To Seeing Your Truly Tremendous Christmas Card Creations
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

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssssssss Sue
Gr Karin

dj from kettering said...

What a lovely card today, Sue!!!

Doreen x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x such a beautiful background x so sad it wasn't demoed as I would have loved to have seen how you made this one x thankyou for your usual fantastic description though x
Really excited for tomorrow ! I shall be running home from work !
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue this is so pretty I do like the Ivy dies they are so versatile.
Wendy x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, this card is So So pretty. Love all of the dies and colours you have used. Hugs Brenda xxx

lovestamping said...

Lovely card and colours. Thanks for sharing x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a shame you didn't get to demo this lovely card, the ivy garden background is one of my favourite dies. Looking forward to the launch of your Christmas dies tomorrow but even more I'm looking forward to the arrival of the ones I've preordered.

Love and hugs to everyone

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card today!
Hugs x
Heather T

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card Sue, shame you didn't get to demo it thought. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas range, v. Exciting x

Suzzette Yandle said...

I am loving this card design. I like the contrast between the light and dark elements. Looking forward to your newest and lastest release. Bring it on!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, one of my favourite dies and very pretty colourways. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suemac said...


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card today love the background very pretty also love the flowers you have made.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Joan McKevitt said...

A beautiful card, Sue....I love the way you inked the edges then put the ivy corners on top....I would NEVER have thought of that!! Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colour choice and the stamped background.
Can't wait for the launch of your Festive collection!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is stunning, love those beautiful dies and the background along
with colour.
Really looking forward to the festive launch,
even though i am still banned from making anything i can still stock up lol x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!!!!
The colour is so pretty.

sued99 said...

What a lovely card. Looking forward to the launch. X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A beautiful stamped background, ivy corners and colours. I love it all.

Jan Sayer said...

Beautiful stamped background, love the ivy corners and colour. Fabulous!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Wonderful Card and so many gorgeous and more wonderful cards there
been over the last few weeks. I spent some time this evening to look
at them all. Holidays and illness have prevented me to comment but
hope now to be back more often.

hugs to all, Maria x

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the background stamping and glittered edge. Looking forward to your new Launch tomorrow. Xx

Craftcornucopia said...

I love this design for the ivy background set.

Diane in Wales xx

Eunice said...

Love the card Sue, the Ivy corners make it pop! The Peony stamp background sure adds life to this card. Can't wait for your new launch!!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful design!Love it!

Looking forward to your launch tomorrow. It's so exciting seeing the new dies and how you have used them.

Hugs from 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

Latenight SandyH said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colour though I don't have any Colour Cloud Chalk inks.
Looking forward to the launch of your Festive dies.
Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a magnificent card today. There isn't a thing that I don't like from the stamped background which has been inked and glittered to the focal element which shows off the dies from the Ivy Garden Background. I imagine in person it's spectacular but the photograph just doesn't show all the fine details.

Have a wonderful day.


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another stunning and beautiful creation. Love everything about it, and one of my favourite colourways as well. Bx

Sunset Bay said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue. Another gorgeous Sue card. You certainly have the 'magic touch' Sue.
Everything about this card is gorgeous.
I am looking forward to seeing some of your Christmas beauties and have given myself a budget this time lol.
Marie P.

Owlish said...

Another fantastic card and I love the peony stamp great card

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another gorgeous post, just playing catch up

Linda Morgan said...

Lovely lovely card...every aspect is genius! Thank you..linda morgan...I've saved it on pinterest:))

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Now this is a truly exquisite card.

Squdge 3 said...

I love this. I am always a sucker for a bit of purple!

Theresa Pace said...

this card is beautiful. love the depth of colour here, hugs xx

dorothy cattanach said...

Beautiful card Sue,I have been seeing them daily in my mail, all so lovely. Due to various reasons not able to comment on here. Did manage to comment on my Facebook a couple of times, until now.The new dies are wonderful, and you are an inspiration to all of us.
Take care Sue. Dorothy Cattanach. xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a beautiful card and i am glad you shared as I do like the ivy die set. The colors are fantastic.
This was the first day of our vacation trip so had to try to catch the Festive Launch on my phone.
Stephanie K