Monday, 6 May 2019

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi bloggers!  I was supposed to be doing shows on Create and Craft today, but I caught a nasty cold that just isn't letting go of me.  I am feeling a bit better but my voice is  not quite back and I still have quite a bit of congestion too.  So I have asked Julia is she will cover my shows for me today so I know you will be in good hands with her!  Here is one of the samples made with the Alice die that is on the shows.  I started with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet and I cut the Alice die in white and added it to it and trimmed  around the edge to be even.  Next I cut the Alice die in Arctic Blue, Sky Blue and Bluebell card.  I used the fall away pieces from all the colours to fill in the grid.  I added mounting foam to the back and added it to a larger piece of white card.  I used double sided tape around the edge and added Iced Snow to the tape for a frosty edge.  I cut the Camilla die in white and added it to the centre of the card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the circle in the centre of Camilla.  I added two small flowers in blue made from the Bitty Blossoms.  White and Bluebell mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4"  x
6 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card! Beautiful ombre feel for the squares on the background and just love Alice die!! :D

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry to hear that you have been unwell, although you are on the mend, you will still have to take it easy for a while, thankfully Julia will be taking your show, she will do you proud, hope you feel much better soon.

The sample today is exquisite, so beautiful and I have that die so will be trying it with your permission of course.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh Sue, it seems as soon as you kick back, relax and take your annual holiday away from work the bugs seem to catch up with you ! I think the more 'mature and wise' we get the harder it is to shake off these colds, they want their bugs worth out of us, I do hope you can find some relief from somewhere soon and get back to health asap.
Calming was the first thought when today's sample loaded, soothing beautifully matched blues with the stunning Camilla taking centre point, I really didn't realize just how pretty, delicate and intricate she was, and those gorgeous little Bitty Blooms finish off today's inspiration beautifully. So I'll now send love and best wishes and hope you soon feel so much better soon xxx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Hope you feel better soon.
Karen xx

TDQ Karen said...

This is brilliant, love the effect. Hope you are feeling better soon xx

Denise Bryant said...

Feel better!
Love your beautiful card!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Sorry to hear your still not well Sue and hope your feeling better soon and sending lots of well wishes and hugs.
This morning card is beautiful . The back ground you have created with the Alice die is brilliant and wold also be a good a background for a baby card and work your stuffed animals.
Camilla finishes your card of beautifully in centre of your card.

hollyberry said...

So sorry to hear that are unwell,hope that you get better soon.
Beautiful card.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is just wonderful. I love the cool blues.
I do hope you will soon feel better do take care.
Jan x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today’s card is beautiful! I’m sad your not well enough to do your shows but you’ve left them in the capable hands of Julia.hope your feeling better soon.
Hugs x
Heather T said...

Morning Sue..
I hope you will soon be well again.
A beautiful card today thank you.
Take care and rest Kitty.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Sorry to hear you're poorly, I hope you're soon feeling better, there are some nasty bugs around.
I love today's card, the shades of blue are very pretty and the glitter border helps frame the design beautifully. X

Scottydog said...

Get well soon Sue, I’m sure Julia will do you proud on C&C. This is a pretty, gentle card today & that background just has so many uses, I love to paper piece so just up my street! Thank you Sue.
Put your feet up & take it easy! I may be missing some days as I am away for a while but will drop in when I can.

hazel young said...

Get well soon Sue. Gorgeous card xx Hazel

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Sorry to hear that you will not be able to do the shows today and I hope you will be feeling much better soon. Love today's card, what a good idea to drop different coloured squares back into the background. Great effect without being too fiddly.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, today’s card is beautiful in shades of blue.
Do hope you will feel better soon. Take care and rest.
Marion S x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue sorry to hear you're unwell, hope it soon clears up.
Beautiful card and really calm pretty colours xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Todays card is just lovely, those beautiful blues on the Alice die, I think that the grid she creates is just so handy. The centrepiece is pretty too and those little blue flowers to top it off.
I hope you are feeling 100% again very soon, haven’t tried to find shows on C & C yet, I will look to see if they are available through a website or app like hochanda was so that I can catch up on your fabulous demos
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. The colours are lovely as is the background. The Camilla die is so pretty and the tiny flowers so sweet.


theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I love how you have used the fall away pieces in the different shades of blue , it's beautiful x thankyou Sue x
Sending a big get well hug to you and although I shall really miss you on TV today I am sure Julia will do a brilliant job as usual x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

P S Sue hope you will soon be feeling 100% again.

Barbara V

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to watching Julia as always and feel better soon Sue xx
such a gorgeous card , delightful shades.
I love this cardstock and the colours
it's just top quality! x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I agree with Steph for today's card. Calming..... the best way to describe this background but as you all know by now...anything blue...especially with lace...gets my full attention...Beautiful card Sue.
Sue it sounds like you have what my hubby and I have's certainly no fun. I think we are at the same stage.... only just feeling better. Keep it up Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds. 😊

Suemac said...

Beautiful card again today.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Sorry to hear your still poorly, hope you feel better soon.
What a beautiful card love the clean look about it

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and so sorry that it's not good for you.
I think your body is telling you that you need a rest so make the most of it.
Your card for today is beautiful and I do so love your almost signature colours. I believe I must have missed some important information as I don't get to see C&C very often and now wonder if that is where the recent list of winners is to be found.
All for now.
Marie P.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love the blues.
Hope you feel better soon.
B xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
As so many have commented this is such a calm, elegant card,definitely one to pin. These chesty bugs are hard to shift so please take care and take sometime to rest

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue. Hope you feel better soon.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card.
Hope you will be better soon.

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card today, could be used for many occasions.

Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling too good, hope you feel better soon.


sandy said...

A really pretty card, love the die:0)

Sandy (tort)

Susan Battensby said...

This is such a pretty die Sue, beautiful card.
Hope you feel better soon.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue sorry you are not well, get well soon. Just turned on tv so going to enjoy seeing your designs. Lovely card and brilliant die. Thanks Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Cant wait to watch the shows for ideas. Must be quick or I'll miss the demos. Beautiful card. Hugs SNOOPY DOG 2. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
As others have mentioned this is a very calm and soothing card. Must be those delicate shades of blue.
I love the Alice die, really like the samples Julia is bringing to us a I write this!
I have had some sort of “bug”this week so can sympathise with you.
Get well soon, Sue.
Lesley S x

Tressa said...

Great card. Love the background.

Get well soon


Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are gorgeous and I like the colours you have used. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - so very sorry to hear you are not well enough to do the shows and hope you will be feeling much better very soon. I'm recording the shows - had a quick peep and the samples look fantastic. Today's card is just beautiful and I love all the blue colours. Think I will be treating myself to some more of your wonderful dies. Sending my very best wishes to you

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I also follow Julia's blog and she said a couple of days a go that you were under the weather. Hoping it clears soon. Yet another great card. WakeyL

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Sorry to hear you are unwell, I am sitting watching Julia just now doing a great job with your demonstrations. Beautiful card & loving all the blue shades.Yvonne xx

stitchingranny said...

A simple yet beautiful card that would cover any occasion. Happy Birthday, New Baby Boy and on and on depending on what is stamped in the centre, what I call a go to card. Make it up but leave the sentiment blank and you can just stamp the appropriate sentiment and have it in the post 10 minutes later, ideal for emergencies.

So sorry you are not feeling well, of course Julia will do a sterling job and we never tire of watching her, but you will be missed Sue. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Hugs Helen xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, hope you get better soon. Love the card with the blues and the little diddy flowers, so pretty. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Kate's Cards said...

Get well soon Sue. Xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, do hope you feel better soon, I am sure Julia will do a good job for you but will miss watching you. Lovely card. Love Jean xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, lovely background with all of those shades of blue squares. A useful card for many occasions.
Hope you're feeling better today. I think that you've probably been working too hard and it's lowered your immune system.
Hugs xx Pauline

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Such a shame you will not be demoing but I hope you feel better very soon.

A beautiful card, love all the shades of blue and the sparkle and the prettiness of that centre die. Just lovely.

Love Helen xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card , hope your feeling better soon. love Jean Z xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Good to know you’re feeling a little bit better today, though not a 100% yet so take things easy and get well soon
Such a beautiful elegant card today and will catch up with the shows later, I’m sure Julia will do an excellent job for you

Love and hugs to everyone

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card and die Sue.Hope you soon feel better.xx

ursula said...

So sorry to hear you are not well Sue, this cough and cold virus has been awful this year, my hubby and I have had it for over three weeks, so I know how you feel. This card is just amazing, love the background.....I do not watch C&C on principal, so really do miss you all, never know why the change.....but hey ho, life goes on....luv Ursula xx

Kay said...

Morning Sue
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. The card is beautiful with such lovely colours of blue.
Take care of yourself and get better soon.
Kay (crazy cat lady) said...

Beautiful card today! Do hope you are feeling better soon.
Sharon in Toronto

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card in beautiful shades of blue. Alice is, of course, fantastic and so much amazing detail in Camilla is terrific. With a change of sentiment it would be suitable for many different occasions.
Happy that you are improving but don't rush back to work, this particular virus seems to linger far longer than you expect. I will catch up with Julia's first show shortly when I am doing some ironing but hopefully will see the others in real time.
Even though it is wet and chilly across most of the country I hope everyone still manages to enjoy their May Day holiday.


Jackie Durrant said...

So sorry to hear you are unwell Sue but hope you feel a bit better today. Thoroughly enjoyed Julia's show and the makes from this die particularly and the variations that can be achieved xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and design Sue
Gr Karin

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card I love all of the blues
I hope the cold clears up soon They do seem to be hanging about these days

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Sorry to hear you have the cold bug and hope you will soon be feeling a lot better. Take care An£ rest.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Alice is wonderful, and have only watched your 0900 hrs show this morning, have recorded the rest. I love your samples. And have spotted some of Beverly's creations. And has the fabulous multicoloured Alice done by America ?
You look after yourself, it's the weather for drinking a nice hot toddy............ at night...
And your specky sheets are AMAZING!!!!!
Hugs, Rose

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card Sue, love the different shades of blue that you used for paper piecing. The Alice die is framed wonderfully.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another gorgeous post and love the shades of blue used.

Judy Hollers said...

HI Sue, beautiful card. I hope you feel better soon.
Hugs, Judy Hollers from North Carolina

sued99 said...

Fabulous card. Glad to hear that you’re slowly getting better. X

Chris Curry said...

So sorry you’re not on top form Sue, but Julia has done you proud. I love this card and Alice is definitely my favourite die, so versatile. Thank you, take care xxx

CCM said...

So soft shades of blue!Beautiful card. I agree with everybody who mentioned Calming is the best way to describe this background, and even the card.

Hope you'll feel better soon, Sue. Take care.

Hugs from Toronto

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :) Hope you feel better soon.

Lynda's craft's said...

Beautiful card Sue love the gorgeous background colours & love the dies
Love & Hugs Lynda xx

DeCor said...

Love the checkerboard effect .lovely combination of colour

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
So sorry to hear that you were not well enough to do the shows. Julia did a good job filling in for you. Great card today.
Thank you for sharing and hope you feel better soon.
Véronique L

Maria said...

Hi Sue.
Very nice card !
Hope you better, take care
hugs Maria x

Pawprintx4 said...

Lovely card. I love the way the various shades of blue have been paper pieced back into the frame.
Get well quickly!
Stephanie K

Sandy G said...

Get well soon Sue! I love the Alice die set and doesn’t it make a fab card used in this way!

dj from kettering said...

Hope you are feeling better, Sue, enjoyed
seeing Julia using your lovely dies,

Doreen x

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Chandhini said...

The Camilia die is beautiful, love the ombre look on the card.

Subhashini said...

Love the squares in gradient of blue shades, reminds me of swatches we made in our Interior decoration class.

Fikreta said...

Very nice card!

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