Monday, 31 December 2018

Orphan Cards

 Hi crafters!  It is the last day of the year and it is also my annual post for my "orphan" cards.  You often hear me say that I really liked this card or that card in one of my posts, but these are my least favourite cards of the year!  I can't really say why, but they just did not sing to me when I finished them!  Sometimes it was just the colour wasn't what I expected or they were too much or even too boring.  Everyone has their favourite cards and sometimes they just don't turn out like we thought they would.  These are mine!  I'm sure there were more, but I think I just didn't take any photos of some of them!  And, even though they are my least favourite cards, they are still getting a day on the blog.  I would love to hear what your comments are about them.  Do you think any don't belong here?  All for now, Sue x





69 comments:

hazel young said...

A wonderful collection of orphans Sue. Wishing you a fabulous New Year xx Hazel

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much for all the posts, and inspiration.
They maybe orphans, but they are all lovely too.
I wish you and all the Wilsonettes, a very happy healthy and wealthy new year, Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue from the cottage in the middle of nowhere surrounded by fields and big sky so looking forward to sunrise.
You must have had a better year as there are fewer in your orphan collection than last year - maybe your getting better lol. Let's just say I make more orphan cards in a month lol. The very first 'thanks' white black and red, the skyline and get well soon are beautiful Sue, and the rest its probably just the colour scheme that doesn't smile but I have to say there will be something here that makes us all smile.
This past year has been full of inspiration, changes and lots of outstanding new dies and you work so hard from the start to the end of the year to bring us the tools to help us make people happy. Your work makes me happy so I have one final word this year, I'm so looking forward to 2019 and spending time here to learn more and and smile more. Thank you for a wonderful year and I hope you are rewarded for all your hard work. Have a lovely day wherever you are whatever your plans xxx

hollyberry said...

Far fewer here in your orphan cards than there usually are. We all like different cards more or less than others and yes there are some here that are not my favourites ,but about half I would move to non orphan cards.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue not as many poor orphan cards as usual but they deserve to be on the blog. Sometimes when leaving a card and go back later it just needs a little extra or a bit less. Yours are all fine. Thank you for your dedication and inspiration over the last year. Enjoy your day one and all xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh I wish my disappointments looked half as good as these samples Sue. Particularly the city skyline on the triptych star background and the alcohol ink background (?) on the aged to Perfection frame card.
Thank you Sue for a year of inspiration, generosity and all your hard work. Happy new year to you and your family and to all of the Lovely Wilsonettes and families on this amazing blog,
Hugs
Muriel x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Its always a pleasure to wake up each morning and see your cards and just the same for your orphan collection of cards. We all have cards that we are not happy with but I really love the first and forth card this morning .
Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful cards and tips and videos this year and I would like to wish you and all Wilsonlettes Happy new year and all the best for 2019.
Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely selection of orphans Sue.
Annette x

TDQ Karen said...

I really like the miss you card, know what you mean when you think some of your cards don't hit the spot for you, I often think I can't send this it isn't what I intended when I look at a card I've made. Glad it's not just me

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, you may call these cards “orphan” card#, but they are all still lovely cards and it is good that you show them to us. One person might nit like a certain card but someone else might love the same one. Happy New Year Sue.

Barbara V

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I think that if seven cards are the only 'orphans' out of ALL the cards you make in a year then you've done very well. Each card has its merits and appeal but I can understand, as I often find myself, that the finished design doesn't always live up to our expectations. Thank you for sharing. X

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I am surprised that these have not had an airing before as the concept for them al is great, some of the colours to me are not compatible with the ef or die but that can easily be rectified by using a different colour scheme, however to actually own a Sue Wilson original is like owing a Rembrandt so don't put yourself down over this. My favourite is the 1st one with the squares.

Wishing you a very safe, healthy and Happy New Year xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for showing us your orphans, all worthy of adoption lol!
Thank you for all the inspiration your blog has given me throughout 2018, and for your generosity at blog launches.
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, it is always a pleasure each day to look at your cards whether they be orphans or not. I agree with others that perhaps a change of colour would make a difference to some. My favourite of these is the skyline.
Wishing you, your family and all on the blog a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Marion S x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family the very best for 2019.

And also to the crafty community here on your blog.


Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

BenteS said...

Thanks for showing us your orphans! I am glad you show us both your good and bad cards👏
I like very much the skyline card, love that die set.
Thanks for all inspiration throughout this year❤
Happy New Year to you!

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely selection of cards especially the first one.

Wishing you & everyone a very Happy New Year.

Michele

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, The cards are lovely , thank you for a wonderful year of cards and inspiration and have a great new year .love Jean Z xxxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

As one year ends and another is about to start, I would also like to say thank you for all the inspiration and talent that you have shared with us on a daily basis. Your dies and your videos makes card making so much fun and I really enjoy your appearances on Hochanda even though they seem to be fewer. I marvel with each release how clever you are with your designs and how you always come up with something new and different. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us for 2019. I sure it will be exciting.

I have to say that your orphans look pretty good and are very adoptable.

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve Sue and everyone who follows this blog. Just remember not to drink and drive.

See you in 2019.

Beverly

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I know what you mean about some cards. It is true that sometimes I make a card that I am not happy with, however other people love it. Sometimes they are just missing something, for example, I am sure that the skyline card would be improved with the addition of a circular frame. There are still bits of the cards that I would use in the future.

Hope you and all the Wilsonettes have a very Happy New Year and I look forward to all your crafty creations again next year.

Lisbeth

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Your cards are never boring and these orphan cards deserve their day in the spotlight. Looking forward to see what you come up with next year

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Wished my orphan cards looked as good as yours.
Lydia
X

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettea.
Thank you for showing us your orphans Sue although half of them don't deserve the title. There isn't a single card that doesn't have at least some merit. Also I would be over the moon if I had so few orphans as I can have that many in a Month never mind a year.
I would like to wish you and all your followers a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and that the New Year continues to showcase 'Our Sue' on a daily basis.
Love.
Marie P.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. All wonderful cards in their own way this morning Sue. We are all human and even the best crafter.... like yourself......will have projects they are not happy with. But.... we are not all the same.... what doesn't appeal to one... will please another. So this morning for all your lovely cards.... I give them all 10 out of 10. At least you finish yours..... I have a box with only half made cards that didn't look good from the start lol. May be one day a flash idea will come along and they just might get finished. I wish you... your family.... and all our lovely bloggers a very Happy New Year. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind my orphan cards to look like yours. Mine end up in the bin. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and everyone on the blog. Wishing you good health and happiness.
Hugs MERRY BERRY 2. xxx

karenlotty said...

I sort of do see what you mean but I love some of them E.G. the first one is amazing and shouldn’t be an orphan AND I like the very last one but maybe wouldn’t have added the fifth one on top and just added a flag instead
I don’t know, like you say we all like different things
Happy New Year to you and everyone

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Well they may not sing to you but they certainly sing to me lol! Your orphan cards are lovely!
Hugs x
Heather T

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Well they may not sing to you but they certainly sing to me lol! Your orphan cards are lovely!
Hugs x
Heather T

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Not as many poor orphans as usual! There are a couple that I'm not sure of the colours but believe me if I do a card that I don't like I wouldn't dare show it! It goes straight in the bin!! I'm sure the recipients of any of yours would be over the moon with them. Wishing you and everyone on the blog a very Happy New Year and I wish everyone all the best for 2019. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

gwen70 said...

Some I love and not so keen on others. Happy New Year Sue xx

June Horrocks said...

These are beautiful orphans sue love them all thank you for everything you have done for us this year I wish you and yours Avery happy new year god bless
And the same to all my fellow bloggers love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely compilation of "orphan" cards!
Happy New Year!!!
Crafty Hugs!

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are all very beautiful and thank you for a whole year to let us see amazing cards Sue

Happy New Year and a Creative 2019
Gr Karin

Tressa said...

Disagree with you on one and four. And rather like the design and colours of the last one. Just shows how our tastes all differ doesn't it?

Happy New Year to one and all and here's to more inspiration from you Sue through the coming year..

Teresa

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Well I love the first of your orphan cards and I think the city skyline is gorgeous and I would be as pleased as punch if I’d made them. I like the last card but like Karen said I would have left off the topper. Thank you so much for all the inspiration of the last year and look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2019

Happy New Year everyone
Pat

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I think your Orphan cards are very creative and lovely. I wish my Orphan cards look like these, I particularly like the Skyline card and the Iris square card, those colours are so unusual. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and may 2019 be an inspiring and creative year for you all. Bx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

there are some beauties in this collection.
Happy New Year.

Rolf xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, well if these are orphans I would be very happy to give them a home where they would be loved! Love all of them! Happy New Year to you and your family! Looking forward to seeing what you bring to us in 2019! Love Jean xxx

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Un An Nou cu fericire si sanatate!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I'm so glad there are less orphans this year as it means that you have been much happier with all the cards that you have shown to us. I think the city skyline should not be an orphan but agree with Lisbeth that it would maybe benefit from a circular frame. I also really like numbers one and five.

Happy New Year to our Australian contingent as you have already reached it - I hope you didn't get too wet in the downpour that I have just heard about. I will save my greetings for the UK and the States until tomorrow :-)

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, all lovely cards and many beautiful ones. I would love to receive all of them.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Ah, I, too, made those cards that just don't turn out like I think they should. Most of the time, I set them aside and come back to them another day. Many times they look better to me after I get away from them for awhile. It is amazing to me that you only have a few orphans with all the card designs you make to inspire us crafters throughout the year. Wishing you a blessed and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas. We are all so critical of our own work aren't we!! Yet beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say so it's good that these cards have their day. Wishing you a happy peaceful and healthy new year love from Jackie xx

J Brown said...

Bless you, I agree, sometimes they just don't come out like you imagine, I personally like your orphan cards, wishing you a very happy & crafty new year love Jane x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I have said it before and I’ll say it again - I have never met a Sue Wilson card that I didn’t like x
There are not as many ‘orphan’ cards this year so that’s a good thing right?
I hope you have had a lovely Christmas Sue and however you are spending New Year I hope it is a happy one x
Sending Happy New Year wishes to everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Don't know why they didn't sing particularly the 'miss you' card. Your orphan cards are always beautiful and pleased to see there are fewer this year...

Hope you had wonderful Christmas and looking forward to 2019 and all the wonderful creations you and the team bring us...Happy New Year to all.

ursula said...

They are all lovely, definitely nothing wrong with them, they would at some stage be perfect for some occasion or another, I can see that....Those sort of cards you put in a box and when you need one you will look at them in a different light, we all have those moments, but believe me they do find a home at some stage....So pleased you took them out to show us....Hope you are going to have a good time tonight, enjoying whatever you are doing...I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019, please continue with your good work, I just love all your inspiration every day, my No.1 blogger....lots of love Ursula xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Thank you for sharing your orphan cards, my favourite one is the “miss you” card.

Sending my best wishes for a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. Love Brenda xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic cards Sue x I can never get over how good your orphan cards are every year x I love the skyline card it's brilliant x thankyou Sue x
Thankyou also for all your hard work this year x you have brought us some fabulous goodies and amazing inspiration every day x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue,
Can I stay in your orphanage with your lovely orphan cards? I wouldn't leave any of them particularly 3 and 4.
Thank you for all your hard work and endless inspiration hitch you've given us this year. Much appreciated.
I hope you have a restful New Year and that 2019 brings you good health and happiness.
Happy New Year to all you amazing Wil sonettes. Hope it's a good one. Hugs xx Pauline

Littlelamb said...

All lovely cards Sue but my favourite is the Miss You card. Happy New Year to everyone and a healthy one.

Susan Battensby said...

Have to say your orphans are much much better than any of my normal cards!
My favourite has to be the "aged to perfection " card, such a gorgeous background and the die cut stands out beautifully.
Hope you have a great New Year, wishing you all the best for 2019.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue I love all of these cards. I am sure anyone would love to receive one of them. Thank you for all you do and for all the inspiration. I would like to wish you a very Happy 2019. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I must admit that none of these cards are calling out to be copied. Sorry. Happy New Year to you and yours
Margaret x

dj from kettering said...



I know what you mean, Sue, some don't 'do' anything
for me, but the sky line one is lovely!!

Happy New Year to you and all the Wilsonettes, see
you all next year!!


Doreen x

sued99 said...

Happy New Year Sue and all the other blog family. There are a couple of these orphan cards that I love and a couple that Don’t really appeal to me. Thank,you so much for your inspiration over the last year. I’m looking forward to seeing what next year brings. X

Bargain B said...

Thank you for this year's inspiration looking forward to 2019
Happy New Year X
Bargain B x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Well,they all deserve their day. I always find something to like about them, and some I really love.
Thank you Sue, for all your inspiration in 2018 and I'm looking forward to your posts in 2019.


To Sue andeveryone, stay healthy and happy.
Hugs, Rose

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Not many orphan cards this year I like the first thanks card & the skyline the others maybe just need a different colour maybe
Happy New Year to you all

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
Some lovely orphan cards I like the first card & the sky line one the best
WISHINGYOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR SUE. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN 2018.
Look forward to more lovely creations in 2019 ❤️.
Love Lynda xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Happy New year sue as always a beautiful selection of cards good luck for the next year. Laura o Springfield

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Oh I know what you mean but you have less of them this
year so that's good yes. They might have their faults but
you can always find something you like in them.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and to all Wilsonette's !
hugs Maria x

CCM said...

A lovely collection of orphans, Sue!

Happy New Year to you and to all Wilsonette's!Be healthy and happy!

Time for me to go to bed. It is 3AM here.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good morning Sue,

Still catching up, one day I will post on the same day as you post the card.

Your "orphans" are far better than mine. Yours are beautiful and I would give them a home
if no one else wanted your orphans.

My orphan cards would never make any blog.

Its a pleasure always to see your cards Sue.

love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock GB

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

A lovely array of your 'orphan' cards (poor things lol) they are, to me, still pretty and it's good to see a different 'Sue' take with them

June x

Scottydog said...

Don’t know what happened yesterday - I missed these orphans, however I would be pleased to produce most of these! Lol! I particularly like the first card, thank you & the skyline. Anyway it’s interesting to know that you make cards that you don’t like once finished. I have loads of these, usually it’s the colour combination. Thanks for sharing Sue.

Pawprintx4 said...

Well, I believe these are all adoptable even if they are not up to the high Sue Wilson standards. I rather like the NY skyline....nothing wrong that I can see.
Have a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your creativity and inspiration in 2018.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jan Sayer said...

I love the irises.
Jan
Northampton

Jane K said...

My favourite is the cityscape circle over the star embossed back ground, that is a stunning card and doesn't deserve to be an orphan. I like all of them but the city is my favourite.