Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway and Pictures

 Hello crafters!  It's another giveaway day today and I have chosen a silver and white (very traditional) card for the offer.  I stamped the Holly Swirl background by Justrite on to our new vintage silver card using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with True White powder.  Next I cut an aperture in the centre using the Tranquil Moments die.  I added mounting foam to the back of my background to raise it.  I cut another Tranquil Moment die out of coconut white card, then recessed it down into the matching aperture. ( Note that you could cut the shape first saving you having to cut it twice, then stamp, but I find that more difficult as sometimes I stamp wonky.) I stamped my sentiment on coconut white card and embossed it in silver.  I cut it out with the Elegant Ovals and mounted it in the middle of my recessed die.  I tied a messy bow out of silver seam binding, added some silver cord and a silver satin ribbon rose.  I made two matching stick pins to finish off the bow embellishment.  The remainder of the card was matted with white and silver and I pierced the inside white mat to add a framed look.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 7 1/2" in size.  Leave a comment to be included in the drawing for this card!

Scroll down to see some of the pictures from my recent demo in Haverfordwest, Wales.

 Ben from SET Office Supplies in Haverfordwest organised a brilliant day complete with a ladies choir that sang me both the American National anthem and the Welsh National anthem!
The had both the Mayor of Haverfordwest and his wife and the Sherriff welcome me!
The town crier announced me to anyone walking by in the street ( a bit embarrassing but still good fun!)
A charming little girl with the cutest face and blonde ringlets gave me a bouquet of flowers!  Behind me is Lesley, who came all the way from Shields and helped out Ben in the shop for several days prior to the demo and helped me on the day.  She was fabulous!
This was the first of four sessions on the day.  They kept the group to around 30 people so I think everyone could see well, which was really nice.
The last few pics are of blog followers that came to the demo.  Ben arranged for them to come upstairs for lunch and a chat in between the demos.  This is Anne Riley Davies or Anne RD as you might know her on the blog.
Here I am with Heather Tom  (or cr@fty) and the lady with the glasses is Yvonne, she was the Mum of one of the SET employees named Deborah, who also helped me tidy up between demos (I am a messy crafter!)
Heather has been on my blog almost from the very beginning!

This is the lovely "P" in Wales, as you may know her, who is also a regular blog friend and leaves me lovely comments daily! 
And finally Judy M here with me. It was a delight to meet so many blog friends and now finally be able to put faces with names!

 I also met Jan Craven at the afternoon session but for some reason, I do not have a picture of her.

Talking about a small world, I met a gal (also named Judy) that is friends on Facebook with one of my best friends of over 20 years in California, Karen!  I hadn't mentioned to Karen that I was doing a demo in Wales, but she saw it on Judy's Facebook page!  How funny is that!

Julia Watts and I are leaving today for our road trip together so hopefully more pics next week!  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Oh Sue such a lovely card , you spoil us.
Gail, I am so sorry to hear about your brother, he has been in my thoughts every day, as have you and your family.
Lynne glad you and pooches are back, just take care.
Julie, and Lee, hope you are doing better.
Steph, take care my love, would an op help improve your life, if so, think about it Hun.
Loved the 2-parter. Norah.
To all on this super blog, hugs and best wishes.
Just need Lindsay back now.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, I am loving this one, especially the holly swirl I would love to win and I have the perfect place to show it off too.
Great photos of your visit to Wales...
Have a great trip with Julia and I wish I could be up there too, well next time..

Pam, sorry that you spent most of the day in the hospital, but glad hear your scan had a positive result. So pleased that Robbie is more settled. If I was off I would have driven up to Scarborough and diverted via Northallerton, but I had to work, Hugs to you xx

Dear Gail my heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time xx

Sandra, Lynda, Norah, Pat S Whitney, and all the other ladies who sent support thank you. The position is for Head of Health and Safety for a social housing organisation!! will keep you posted.

Vick, hope you are getting better while on bed rest xx

Tres hope you have a better day today xx

I hope everyone can find a little magic and enjoy in the day.

Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Wonderful pics Sue, so nice to see a face for the name. Loved the flowers from the little girl, you truly are the Queen of craft.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this beautiful card, the background embossing folder is a must.
Brilliant photos nice to see some of the ladies who are on your Blog.
Safe journey to Bonnie Scotland where the sun is shining ..... at the moment anyway!!!

Patricia xxx

Wacki Macky said...

Love the card today Sue, it's fab!

The pictures are lovely and you're having a greta time.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

nzillingworth said...


Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue you can send it to me this Christmas... Lovely pictures of you and your crafty antics looks like you had a great time. Enjoy your road trip with Julia. xxx

June Smith said...

Good morning Sue, Pam and everyone. What a delight it was to open the blog today and see such a beautiful card, I so love everything about Christmas and you make it come to life with cards like this, I will certainly be trying this one out. I also loved the pictures from Haverfordwest, you were treated like royalty and rightly so, what a great honour it was for you, if I had been there I would have been crying my eyes out......... Anyway have a really great day everyone, good luck for the Wednesday giveaway - happy crafting, stay safe enjoy. love June Smith xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I would never have thought of stamping on silver card but it looks fabulous and something I'm going to try when I get home (still away). I would stamp then cut out because I too am a wonky stamper lol. I love the Justrite Holly swirl stamp and the silver seam binding.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you in Haverfordwest and seeing the photos makes it real lol it was also great meeting Pam,Anne and Judy from the blog I still have a smile on my face. Everyone certainly has a treat in store in Scotland look forward to the photos.
Hugs x
Heather T

Dolly Daydream said...

Morning Sue
I am early today as they are turning off our electric for none hours here today for upgrading the system they say. We are going to see friends for a hot drink and some lunch as apart from oil for our heating we are stuck. The worst part is I won't be able to use anything much in my craft room, but I am sure I will survive.
A really beautiful card today and the colours are lovely, that background is really different I just everything about thi card.
Well, off to make another cup of coffee before everything goes off, at least it isn't winter. Lovely to see all of the photos and put faces to names, it looked a wonderful day.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Caroljsmith said...

I really love this card sue it makes me want to start my Xmas cards . Keep them coming thanks.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card. You'r photos are lovely you really were treated like Royalty, well you are the Queen of craft. Have a good time in Scotland. To all Wilsonettes have a good day. Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. The card is simply gorgeous and I would give it a very loving home!! Love the new silver card, I hope JS gets it in stock soon. It was lovely to see the photos and put faces to names. I'm still miffed that I can't get to Northallerton tomorrow (flippin work!!!), as it's probably the nearest place you will ever visit - unless you fancy a visit to the Yorkshire coast (hint, hint).
Gail - please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. Just because something is expected does not make it any less devastating.
Love to all. Sue xxx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Great card Sue it looks like you had a lovely day.
Good luck for your road trip xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, love that holly stamp, it makes an awesome background. The whole layout is so gorgeous, would love to win the card it would give me the inspiration to start my Christmas cards. Love the pictures, what a fabulous welcome, and so great to see you meeting some of your blog family. Have a safe trip and lots of fun with Julia. Bx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card from you.
Lovely photos. Have a good time in Scotland (my home). Im sure you will get a very warm welcome.
Take care

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card, the holly stamp looks really good. Thanks for all the pictures, looks like you had a wonderful time.

Sorry to hear about your brother Gail my condolences to you and family.

Take care all x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card - so stylish! I've never thought of stamping on silver card (or gold for that matter!). Really effective.
Best wishes, Anne O

Unknown said...

What a lovely card today will keep my fingers crossed Edwina

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - love that elegant oval and the aperture. Sounds like you got the VIP treatment - great fotos of some Wilsonettes - Have a good day all
Clare W

foxyg said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Love everything about it.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card, rich but very classy. Photos are great, and shame we never had one together , but it was still the best day ever. Have a great trip with Julia.
Love Jan x x

JAO said...

Lovely card and great pictures Sue.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card! Love it. Thank you for the pictures so pleased you got such a warm welcome in Wales. Hope you and Julia have a safe trip. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

sonja_w said...

Beautifully elegant card, love the background card xx

Rosie said...

Would love to win this Wednesday giveaway card.Such happy photos in Wales.

Muriel said...

The background is beautiful and would love to see the true colours of this in the white and silver.
The photos are showing quite cream on my computer. Great photos !

Muriel x

Marion Bull said...

What a lovely card to start the day. Love the holly swirl and have got that on my wish list. Good dishes to all my blogging friends and thoughts and prayers to all who need them. Thank you Sue for this lovely circle of caring people.
Marion B xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and fellow crafters,
Brilliant card, love the background! I was going to write a thank you and name you all for your wonderful messages of condolences, but there are so many of you, the ladies on this blog are just so wonderful and caring!
So thank you each and everyone of you,not looking forward to Friday but we will get through it as a family.
It was great to see the extra photos sue, lucky ladies getting to meet you and watch your demo.
Gail C x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a truly truly elegant gift today. As Pam says you spoil us. This is a gift I would cherish for ever and would always be on display all the year round.
I love your silver/white theme and the holly background is superb.
I have to say I'm glad it's not only me that sometimes stamps 'wonky'. You saying you do gives me more confidence.
I love the photos of your visit to 'the land of song' and it's absolutely wonderful to put faces to names. I always try to imagine how someone looks but never succeed so it's a real treat this morning to see some 'Wilsonette' sisters.
I am now looking forward to the release of your new dies. I'm saving my pennies so that I'm ready.
Sandra The maarket was wonderful today but the only thing I came back with was some covers for the kitchen chairs. I consider myself so very lucky that we have this beautiful little house and so can spend six months of each year here. We worked hard and saved and bought eight years before retirement. We have had our ups and downs and one or two health hickups and still have health issues - over the years but still consider outselves so very lucky.
Hope everyone is OK (you know on my sliding scale of OK). Take care and I'll see you tomorrow.
Janet x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Loving the silver and white combo for Christmas. Super card. Looks like a great day was had by all. I know some of the Scottish ladies who are very excited about the weekend.
Safe journey.
Ang x

Marion Bull said...

That should be good wishes! Although good dishes would be nice too! lol
Marion B xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so beautiful and lovely to see the vintage silver, although not showing up very well on my laptop, I have the silver card and hopefully it will become another favourite, I use the vintage gold all the time !!
Wow !! we are in the presence of 'Royalty', I'll bet you were surprised at your greetings in Haverfordwest, how fabulous that they went to such lengths to greet you, but I bet you were embarrassed, but fabulous all the same !! Brilliant to see some of the Blog followers on your piccies, like you say it is great to put a face to a name.
Have a safe journey with Julia.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dear Pam, huge hugs and lots of love and prayers to you all, special hugs for Robbie.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes! Beautiful card, Sue, just so elegant, must have a go at this one (you are keeping me busy!) Such a thrill to see the photos of Haverfordwest, a day I will never forget. So lovely to meet you and Heather, Pam and Ann and so many others. Hope you and Julia have a great trip. Love and hugs to all, Judy M

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Such a beautiful card today for which Thank You. Although I'm not a stamper I think I may just have to purchase this background stamp. Thank you also for sharing your photos and I wish Julia and yourself a safe journey. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

hollyberry said...

Another stunningly elegant card.Thank you for all the lovely pictures of your time and people you met in Wales.Good luck and safe journey on your trip.

doreen x said...

How lovely to see your photos, and those of the bloggers.

Love the card too, white & silver always look good,

Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

I would love to receive this card it is beautiful. I must get some of the silver card it certainly looks amazing. Love the photos of your recent visit, what a welcome but truly deserved. Be safe on your road trip.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely stunning! I love that background stamp and will be getting it ASAP! The dies are gorgeous as are the flower and bow. Fabulous! Would love to win it. Fingers crossed. Wow, you really did get the VIP treatment and thoroughly deserved it was too! It was lovely to see the photos of your bloggers. I wish you could come to the Northwest area sometime. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card giveaway, love that background stamp , and one to treasure.
Great photos -you really are quite famous!
Nice to see some Wlsonettes with you.
Have fun own the roadshow,

Unknown said...

Wow. You were really treated like royalty for your visit. Well deserved. The background stamp is fabulous. Might have to put it on my wish list. Lovely for you to meet some of the blog gang. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue great card just can't think xmas yet ,hope you both have a great time on your trip have fun hugs linda

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today. What a lot of people you are making feel wonderful. Meeting the Mayor and Mayoress; perhaps The Queen will be at her "house" in Scotland when you and Julia are there and may visit you. HOW pleased would Jill be if that happened!!! Mabex

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning christmas card. Loving the holly swirl stamp and vintage silver card will have to put these on my list to purchase so i can make some of your beautiful cards for christmas. Thank you for sharing your pictures of your time in wales it looks like you had a great time. Hope julia and yourself have a safe journey today and you both have a great few days of crafting. Take Care and have great fun.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Val Jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card. Please pick my name out of the hat-I've got just the place for this to stand!!!
Love the photos of your trip to Wales. Sounds as though you were really treated as a VIP.
Love Val in Spain c

Nananne said...

Wonderful C Card! I love the tranquility dies , I can't recall noticing them before, but the one in the centre is gorgeous!
So sorry Gail to hear your sad news, but he will be at peace with no pain , and in time you will be able to remember all the good times without feeling too sad.
Glad to read you got good news Pam , it's a long road but you'll get there.
Yes thanks Mrs B , I had a lovely day but gosh I was weary afterwards, friends arriving today so more high jinks in store.
Hugs to all xo

Nananne said...

Sorry ,me again meant to say Sue the photos look great and lovely to see some of the girls from the blog, they all look like they had a special day!

karenlotty said...

Lovely card especially that holly stamp Have a great trip One day I hope I will be able to get to a demo Not driving makes it difficult

Julsb said...

Beautiful card so traditional but with a modern twist. Lovely pictures I bet everyone had a great day. Its so nice to put faces to names. JB xxxx

Julsb said...

Beautiful card so traditional but with a modern twist. Lovely pictures I bet everyone had a great day. Its so nice to put faces to names. JB xxxx

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Sue! Love your were really treated like Royalty! Fabulous :) Hugs Carole Z X

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, just lovely. Love to see your pictures what a great day out and they certainly rolled out the red carpet! Brillant

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sue. Loving the effect of the vintage silver card. Must order some of that when Tim visits us this afternoon! Hope you & Julia have a fab time in Scotland.
Amy x

Unknown said...

This is such a gorgeous card Sue, I love it! I usually use very traditional colours and also lots of blue on my Christmas cards but this is so effective. Stunning! xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Your Christmas card is just stunning. Great photos of you with the ladies from the blog, and it was lovely to see you got a great welcome.

Gail sorry to read your sad news, but as other have said he is now pain free and at peace, time is a great healer, and all those memories of happier times will be with you forever. Take time to grieve. Hazel

barbiepinkfairy said...

Real stunner. Great to put faces to names on the blog! Thanks xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, stunning card , love the holly background stamp. Thanks for the photos looks like it was a great day for everyone. Take care travelling today and all the best for tomorrow. Lol lynne m x x x

Well most of yesterday was spent trying to locate Harry in the garden ( a tunnel as on the "Great Escape" film) whilst poochies looked on grinning from ear to ear as they played the game of "hot and cold" with me and every time they said cold I'm sure their chuckles got louder!!!. In the end gave up as it started to rain so indoors we came. Thunder began to rumble so Cully ( fraidycat) jumped up onto the settee to sit on my lap. Tilly just laid on the floor crunching on a toy bone. I asked her several times if she was ok and only got a blank look in response. I'm sure if a doggie phsyciatrist wanted to study Tilly and her brain activity it would take them years to sort out what goes on in her head!!!!!

Norah - I promise to let you know if I'm down there struggling to get back up again.

To all my friends here have a great day, hope the sun shines and if you see no sun in the sky may it still shine inside you x x x

Off now with poochies camouflaged ( any excuse to roll in the mud) ready to create an escape tunnel to rescue my partner in crime from the locked wards. HOLD ON NORAH WE'RE ON OUR WAY x x x x

Maryann Laursen said...

A really beautiful christmascard Sue, and also some wonderful pictures here at last with all the bloggers, and sooo fun to see the faces to some of the names, we´ve seen here for so many years now, so I can imagine how much fun you were having there. I´m sooo jealous and wish I would be able to see one of your demos live one day too, but don´t expect you´ll ever go here thoug LOL.
Have a wonderful trip now, and I´m looking forward to see much more pics from it.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card today silver and white really nice together. Don't have this card so must try to get some and have a go at this card. Lovely photos of the ladies you all looked to be having a great time. I hope to be seeing you in Scotland next week and I am really looking forward to that it made my day when I managed to get my ticket. Hope to meet some of our blog friends there. Hugs to all in need of one today Sophy n Gran

Jane said...

lovely card looks like you had a fabulous time.

Jane xx

Wendy L said...

Great pics and a beautiful card, xxx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and great pictures, Thanks for sharing with us x
Hope you and Julia have a fab trip and lots of fun along the way x

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely card Sue. I was one of the lucky ones to attend the first demo of the day in Haverforwest and boy was it good! For future reference Sue - a 'Sue Wilson workshop' would be very very well received here in Wales???!!! :-)
Hope the weather was kind to you in Scotland x

Joan D said...

Who wouldn't want to receive a card like this. It is fabulous Sue.,and how lovely to see some of the people on your blog. Pleased it all went well. Good luck with the tour x x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A beautiful Christmas card, perhaps I need to nest n the holly background.
How nice to have so much attention, you bring a lot of pleasure to many with your talent, generosity of knowledge and your personable nature, so why not be treated like royalty. You deserve it.

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is different from the usual xmas look but it works.
looked like you were treated like royalty and well deserved too.
Marion H

Linda28 said...

Good morning Sue, A very classy card today, Love the Silver and White embossing. The photo's are great nice to put a face to the names. Have you any plans to do any shows in the North West? Blackpool/Preston area. Best wishes to all, Linda

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love it all. How well your were welcomed at Haverfordwest you must have felt like royalty. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Have a great road trip with Julia.

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, sorry haven't been on for a few days, been rushing here and there! Have had the time to have a quick peep everyday at your beautiful cards though. The card and video yesterday was so lovely, when I get a minute I want to have a go, and today's is gorgeous also, I must order that holly swirl, making a wedding album for my granddaughter at the moment so busy busy, thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us all, kind regards Janet k xx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. Such an exquisite card today!! The Holly Swirl background is beautiful!
Thank you for sharing some of the Haverfordwest pics. They gave you a welcome you so richly deserve as you are an inspiration to us all. Safe journey to Scotland.
Wishing you, and everyone a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Maggie said...

Good morning. What a wonderful set of pictures of all your special chums. We are very proud of you and would certainly put out the bunting and roll out the red carpet if you ever came this way! The card is so lovely and the stamping is such a clever idea. A very talented lady you are indeed. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, great colours, I'm loving the die cuts and stamp too.
Lovely photos of your demo day and fellow Wilsonettes.
Donna Jones

Kate's Cards said...

Wow, you were treated like the Queen! Mam, your card today is lovely!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Christmas card I would love to have this one on my mantelpiece at Christmas love the vintage silver colour card.

Fabulous pictures of the demo in Wales. Have a good road trip Sue and Julia hope the weather keeps fine for you.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Firstly this card is stunning and secondly what a lovely trip you are having with Julia. The people
who managed to get to your workshops are very lucky - must try to get to one when you are back in the Midlands.
Carol x

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the background stamp and will be buying it along with some others from the justrite show you did.
have a great few days with Julia
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it's beautiful the pictures are great lucky lady's they are have a great time on your travels with Julia xxxxxjune xxxx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, Good luck to all. Looks like you had a great time in Wales, have alovely day Elaine x

Unknown said...

Lovely card Sue as usual. you look to have had a lovely day in Wales, it must be nice for you to put faces to names of your Bloggers. I hoping to pop up to Northallerton tomorrow I am really excited. Crafty regards Julie Kay xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful elegant Christmas card that anyone would be delighted to receive. The Holly swirl background is gorgeous. How lovely to see that you were welcomed as you deserve to be, even if it was a little embarrassing at times for you. It is great to put faces to names of Wisonettes too : ) Have a great time with Julia, we are looking forward to seeing some pics. Wishing you safe and troublefree journey from start to finish : )
Sending Pam my daily hug, so glad that the scan was clear, and a hug for Robbie too.
Norah, I hope the door catch is soon put on. Glad that the hills were clear during the evening yesterday and hope they stay that way. It is overcast and showery here today : (
Gail, sending my condolences on the sad loss of your brother. May he rest in peace.
Welcome back Lynne, it is so good to have you back.
Tres, I hope you are back to good health very soon.
Pat S, Witney, what pen set did you buy?
Sending hugs to Sue, my special friends and all in need. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
How lovely to see the photos of your Demo Day. What a welcome they gave you!
Your giveaway card is beautiful. I would love to win it.
Veronique L

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Such a lovely card today, I especially like the tranquil moments die
Pat x

PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant christmas card-one any Sue Wilson fan would love.

The town crier should have announced you as The Queen of Craft as someone earler called you-its the perfect title.

Lovely pics of everyone you met.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Take care. Claire

Rosie said...

Oh Sue, i am loving this card, this morning, and would love to win it and frame it to show everyone what a talented lady you are....

Great photos of your visit to Wales and what a lovely surprise seeing so many of your blogger's at the show.

Good luck with your trip with Julia and we shall look forward to seeing more photos.....

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Love the Holly Swirl and I don't think I have seen this die before. Looks like you all had a fun day up in Wales. Lovely to see some on the followers on your blog. It's nice to be able to put faces to names. Safe journey on your travels. II'm glad your scan went ok Pam, and will keep everything crossed for you Cameeli. Mrs B I bought the mirage pen set. Sandra from the house of Zandra uses them, I bought all 120 of them. All I need now is something that has small squared off boxes to keep them in. Don't really want to spent as much as the Spectrum Noir storage, just something cheaper but along those lines. so something hat has deepish narrow shelves. Hugs to Steph and Norah. Hope your hills aren't playing up today. They really should play nicely shouldn't they.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue lovely Christmas card. Great photos of your trip.
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card - really beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

What a card I adore this one I really do, the pics you have put on look great you all had a great time by the looks of things, hugs sarah xx

Lacelady said...

Ooh, I am so jealous of al those ladies who got to meet you in person, I wish I wasn't disabled, and had more cash, I'd have been over there like a shot. As usual, your card is brilliant, and I'd love to have a Christmas card from you.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Love the pics ...have a great day crafting xx

Sonia Jones said...

Loving this card. Gutted i couldn't make the demo in Haverforwest but it was just a bit too far to travel. are you coming to anywhere near Swansea or even Cardiff? Hugs to all Sonia x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card the white on silver embossing looks fantastic. You look as if you had a great time in Haverfordwest lovely to see the photos of some our blog friends, wish we could have a day like that in Northern Ireland!!
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Anonymous said...

Such an elegant card today, Sue, love it all. Looks as though the background is silver embossed though it is, of course, white embossed on silver. A clever stamp. Embellishment great too.

Have a great trip with Julia, Sue, and hope everyone enjoys their day at Northallerton as much as we did in Wales.

'P' in Wales

Yes, it was a splendid day at Haverfordwest, but only the first session people got to see the right royal welcome. Such fun.
The outfit (mine) OMG! Don't often buy 'proper clothes' as rural/lots of animals so live in sweatshirts and jeans. Well, bought this in an ethnic shop - big and baggy to hide the bulges as tend to have Cameeli moments when trying stuff on. However, had lost 20lbs since buying; himself hadn't seen it, so ready to go and I say - well then how is it? (expecting lamb/mutton/silly pockets comments) but he says is it maternity?!!! Didn't have time to get changed so there we are. Later he said his mother had worn something similar in the 60's when pregnant with his brother. He doesn't know when it's a good time to say no more!! LOL. Other than that, he is lovely. You gotta laugh!

Unknown said...

The card is beautiful. Really like all the elements esp the holly background. Loved all the pics as well. I'm so glad you were treated like a queen for the day. You are our crafting queen so it's brill that someone got to honour that. Just wish I had been able to be there.

Hugs Alice xx

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh what a beautiful card that you have delighted us with today Sue. I love the softness of the colours with the soft colour of the embossing. I really love the holly background stamp, it is so pretty and delicate. I don't have the tranquil moments die as there were far more beautiful and versatile dies that came on the market from yourself at the time and afraid head and heart ruled in favour of them.
Wow, thank you for putting up the pictures of your Haverford West trip. I see all the stops were pulled out for our Queen of Craft with the mayor and the sheriff being out to greet you and the town cryer, well what more could we ask for. The beautiful voices of a true Welsh choir and it would be just amazing hearing them singing your own national anthem as well as the Welsh. What a fantastic time you must have had and that wee scone with the beautiful blonde curls, she looks like she was dressed in the Welsh national dress apart from no hat, what a cutie pie. Oh it is so lovely to see in the flesh(well as near as we can in the flesh) to meet our blog friends. Thank you ladies, as you have just brought a happy smile to my face as now i can actually see you when i read the blog. Please carry on your winding journey safely and i hope you can enjoy some of the surrounding countryside on your way. I know that motorways(interstates for Sue) are the fastest way, it misses out on the beautiful country and the old fashioned wee places that still exist and are such a lovely reminder of time gone bye.
Tres i'm sorry you are going through such a hard time at the moment flower.I do hope that the subside into better days soon for you.
Myra P, In the early days i used to silently groan just at the thought of him DIYing as i knew it was going to be disasterous and daren't say anything because it would be one mega falling out for a week. But time a patience has turned him into actually quite good handyman(after seeing some of the experts)he's fantastic, i just wish he would finish one off at a time.
What a glorious day we are having up here at the Ochils, with the sky so blue and my hills seem to have a determined to stand out and be seen in all their glory look on them today as they are stunning. We have got the wee man on the sit on brushes machine sweeping the pavement, this is something very new to Glenochil as we are in the land of the forgotten, so it is nice for someone to find there way here.
Oh Lynne, if you and the pooches can have Harry ready for next Tuesday so that i can get up to see Sue in Glasgow, oh boy am i excited(6 more sleeps), so looking forward to it.
See you all tomorrow hopefully, with gentle hugs going to our absent friends,our fragile friends and any that is just needing that wee bit of comfort, of some understanding.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

MaggieMac said...

Hello Sue I agree with Pam you do spoil us - you do put a smile on my face every day.
Your generosity is amazing - as is the card.

Gail - my prayers are with you.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another classic today, you are really making us think Crisrmas. Love the holly stamp, another for my wish list.
Well you really had a ball in Wales, it was really good to see the photos of the blog members and put faces to names, you all looked lovely ladies.
Hope you and Julia have lots of fun on your road trip.
Take care everyone, hugs to all who need them. Jess x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving todays card ,and such a lovely background folder ,
Looks like a great time was had by all .
Take Care
Elaine H X

3362 Jan. said...

Morning Sue. Love this card.Here's hoping. You look as if you had a great fun day in Wales.

Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, I wish I went to Haverfordwest to see you, p in Wales asked me to go as I live in Swansea, but just a little too far, crafty hugs Julie & lee xx

To the Wilsonetts lady's

Pam hugs as always xx
Gail sending our love to you,
P in Wales bet you had a fab time yesterday,
Sonia jones I live in Swansea if you would like a cuppa
Crafty hugs to all Julie & lee xxx

Nikkinoo said...

Morning Sue
Wow, that is a gorgeous card. It looks cream and gold on my screen and that is just beautiful but I can imagine it in the "correct" colours of silver and white too!
Absolutely bloomin' stunning!

Robin said...

Lovely card and lovely photos, nice to put some faces to the names on this blog. Looks like you had a lovely day. Enjoy your travels with Julia.

Diane Green said...

Morning Sue how lovely to see a silver card for a change; it really is pretty and that stamp is fab. Great to see your pictures too what a wonderful day you had and to be treated like royalty too! Just had to take an emergency trip to winchester with my daughter an a car load do her friends. We got yo the station and the trains were cancelled so gathered as many as would go in the car and off we went. The things parents do for their children.! Hopefully by the time they finish college this afternoon the trains will be sorted out! Have a great day and safe journey on your trip Sue. Love Diane G xxx

SHARICA said...

Fab Piks and Fabber card :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the card today. Have the background stamp so will have to have a bit of fun with it.
Safe travels
Co Wicklow, Ireland

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, there will be one very lucky winner. Loved the pics - you all look so happy.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue Lovely give-away card today. I really loved the photos. They all show the warmed that generates from you. It comes out in all you do. I'm hoping to catch up with you in September at Ally Pally. Beryl xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, wish I had half your talent.
Enjoy your day,
Susan McG x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Elegant in the silver and white. Lovely photos from your visit to Haverfordwest.

Jill Liddle said...

I really like this card, clean and sassy.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
WOW I love this card - it is so classy, if you don't mind I will use this idea for some of my C cards.
Hope you and Julia have a great time on your travels and meet up with lots of the great crafting family.
Thank you for sharing the photographs, Lovely to put faces to some of the names we see everyday on the blog. What a great time you had, it really was a very special occasion!
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Brawny x said...

Well sue you are becoming world famous! It looked like you had a great day. Hope your road trip is great. Another fab card you've shared. X

Fiona in Maine said...

Good morning from Maine. Another beautiful card. I've been watching your videos a great deal,and they sure beat tv!Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

Glennis F said...

Super card today - it looks like you had a really fun time

jane stillman said...

A really elegant card Sue, looking forward to getting the silver vintage card. The photos are fab too. Stay safe xx

Jan Epps said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, the holly stamp is definitely on my shopping list. I bought the holly ribbon one that you used on the weaving card, which is great. The day in Wales looked so much fun.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love all your photos too xx hazel

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is gorgeous. love the holly swirl and the colours. Thank you for sharing the pics of your trip to Haverfordwest, you deserve the royal treatment, the little girl is so cute, and how fabulous to have the Welsh choir sing for you, everyone looks so happy and so nice to put faces to names. Looking forward to meeting you and Julia in Northallerton tomorrow, one sleep to go, it will be nice to meet other Wilsonettes too.
Lindsay sends love and hugs and thank you lovely ladies for you thoughts and concern, she hope to be back soon.
Pam gentle hugs to you and Robbie.
Julie L hope you are feeling better, hugs to you and Lee.
Lynne M so glad that you are back, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Daily hugs to Tina, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Tres, Steph, Sandra, Mrs B, Magpie, Lynda, Maureen K, Myra and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, well it was when I started ! Attempt #3 !!! Site keeps crashing, must be your give away day that does it and why not, its beautiful. Good luck to you ALL.
Im thrilled that now you MUST realise just how much you are admired Sue after the wonderful heartfelt Welsh welcome you received, and if anyone deserves it, it's YOU. Im sure the warm, friendly and funny Yorkshire ladies will be just as wonderful (just remember 2 words - Ay Up) lol and have a fab time xx
I adore white/silver together and use it on very special cards as well as C cards, so when my body lets me I shall go order the new silver card and the tranquilty die from my little local craft shop.
Keep local craft shops going is my motto : )

Gail C - wish I could wipe the tears for you Friday and hold you close. The lyrics of Bill Withers - Lean On Me say volumes xx
I shall be thinking of you on this most difficult day.

Yesterday was a blur from 2pm but today is another day, and tomorrow will be better (another motto of mine) ! No point in maudling when nothing changes - right ?
So, after saying that, I send all of you hugs if you find today to hard to cope with, tomorrow is another day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely to see the photos of your day in Wales

terrie said...

Another elegant card for Christmas...I so like the stamped holly background...
Well done Sue.

Thanks for the pictures!

rachel said...

such a stunning card Sue and lovely photos too - looks like you all had fun! Hugs rachel x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

How nice of them to welcome you like that. Brilliant day had by all it looks.

Great to see some pictures of the day.

Forgot to say fantastic card, love it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue I love this card. Traditional but so elegant !!
Whoever wins this beautiful creation will be so lucky. Would love it to to be me !!!

Will read the comments later but Best Wishes to all the Wilsonettes and hugs to all in need ((( )))

Angela in S. Wales X

Cathie said...

Another gorgeous card. I never thought of stamping white on silver. You just keep giving us great ideas. Loved the pics. Am sure everyone was delighted to see you in person. Would love the opportunity to win this card. You are so generous with all your wonderful ideas and tutorials. Thanks so much

Janhass said...

Such a beautiful card, very elegant just what you need to send to the special people in your life. Love the piccies, looks like a good time was had by all. Enjoy the road trip. X

Marianna Hammer said...

Today's card is my kind of card. Stylish and absolutely beautiful!
And such wonderful pictures of your day in Wales. Looks like you met a lot of lovely people.
All the best from sunny Faroes :)

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely idea for Christmas, I tend towards gold for the festive season but this one might just convert me!

Lovely piccies, looks looks you had a proper Welsh welcome. Any chance you might venture further east, towards the Cardiff/Swansea area, in the future?
Have fun on your road trip with Julia.

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Bought this background stamp recently and haven't used it yet, but now I'm inspired so off to have a go!!
Any chance of some demos in the South East? Bucks or Herts would be good!!
Kind regards,

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card, someone is hoing to be lucky!! Lovely photos and nice to be made so welcome, I bet you felt like the Queen of Crafting (which of course you are)! Enjoy the road trip with Julia, wish I was coming with you! Love Jean xxx

CraftyJo said...

That's a lovely Christmas card.

Beth T said...

A wonderful Christmas card--love all the details and layers! Looks like you had a great time. Fun to see the hearts above your heads in one pic!

Maxine T said...

Truly beautiful Sue, I wish I could attend your classes, I love your work and try to duplicate the cards with what I have and sometimes they look almost the same but I put my own spin on them as well. Would love to win one of your cards.
Maxine T

Unknown said...

I don't know how you keep coming up with such beautiful cards this one is fabulous and so different from the usual Christmas cards you see around

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Great to see the pictures.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card again today. Love the white and silver, the lovely holly background and everything about this Christmas card - stunning. Great pics of your demo in Haverfordwest! Enjoy your road trip. Hugs to all xxx

pauline said...

What a lovely christmas card
but all your cards are great.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful Christmas card. I have mostly everything to make this card so going to give it a go
Lovely photos Sue you got the VIP treatment there and quite right Too You are a very special lady Sue who has learned us Crafters a whole new world of crafting techniques its a real Joy to see your cards daily on your blog thank you so much for sharing them with us all
See you on Saturday
Take care
Hazel G xx

Delyth said...

Lovely bright card for Christmas anyone would like to receive. I did not realise you were coming to Wales I would have loved to come and meet you, I can see you were well looked after please come back again x

SusanP, Kent said...

What a welcome, but then you are known as the Queen of Spellbinders! LOL. Great pics. Love the card, beautiful. Can't wait to get hold of some of the Vintage Silver card! Have a lovely trip with Julia.

Unknown said...

Love the card Sue and also the photos posted today, looks like you had a good time.

Love Elaine x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Firstly this card is fabulous and one I would love to have.
Well what a welcome you received in Haverfordwest. All the Civic Officers and a Choir Wow the local Wilsonette's must be so proud.
How the other Hosts of your whistle stop tour with Julia will live up to it, I don't know. Enjoy it you are after all "the Queen Of Craft"
X Ros

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue,
and all the ladies.
This is just lovely Sue, you spoil us with so many great ideas. No wonder you got a "royal" reception inn Wales.
Just sitting having a cup of coffee, recovering after going to granddaughters' sports day. Oh, my feet!!
The photos are super and it's lovely to see the faces to match the names. 'P' in Wales your top is such a gorgeous colour, take no notice of what "he" says, mine's taste is all in his behind!
Norah - after 48 years marriage I doubt he'll ever be any good at DIY.
Gail will be thinking of you on Friday.
Love to Sue and all the ladies, I hope those who are poorly will soon feel a little (or a lot) better. xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Sue, enjoy your "road trip" with Julia. It's a pity we don't have Route 66 (lol) xx

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card Sue. said...

Lovely card, and great to see some faces for familiar names on the blog - I bet you were delighted to meet some more of your followers in the flesh! Sadly I can't get to see you when you come up to Aberdeen this time as we're really busy, but maybe if you do another session in the winter....Susan x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

Your photos are great and it looks like everyone had a good time and what a fabulous welcome for you, it's not everyday you get sung to by a ladies choir or announced by the Town Crier.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

s said...

Hi Sue, just love the card, so simple and elegant, you really do spoil us.
Love the pics from Wales. Hope you and Julia have a great time. Take care everyone. Susi x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - what fabulous pictures on your blog this morning & I do love today's card - silver and white - a favourite of mine!
I am so looking forward to meeting you in Glasgow on 15 June - am booked in for the 9:30 slot - still have not been able to get tickets for Julia's demos though but keeping fingers crossed!
Love to all, Janette x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes Wow such a beautiful card. one Wilsonette will be delighted winning this gift so good luck everyone. I love the background with the Holly swirl stamp the new silver card ( on my must have list )is gorgeous. So pleased you was treated like royalty at H'West rightly so as you are the queen of craft.thank you for the pictures, as other's have said nice to put faces to the names of our blog friends.Have a safe journey with Julia to Scotland .Love Lynda Brock xxx

Steph sorry things didn't go well at hospital with.the news you had,your consultant sounds lovely & caring ( I don't know what your illness is ) but would an operation help you. You are such a truly lovely person always thinking of others in pain on the blog when you suffer so much yourself,you inspire me love Lynda xxx

Pam pleased went well with your X-Ray & Robbie is now getting more positive about his treatment you are both in my thoughts Hugs Lynda xx

Camille sounds like a great job so all thing are still crossed for you hope you get good news you deserve it Hugs Lynda xx

Lynn M glad to see you back & on the mend ,cuddles for Tilly & Cully hugs to you Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra ,Julie Laz,Yorkielass,Margaret corgi owner,Mrs B,Lindsay,Tina, Tres,Tandy, Gail,Janet Ecco,Alison Alimecca ,Magpie,Maureen K,Myra,Jean D,P in Wales ,Norah Rory & your lovely hills. & all who need a hug Love Lynda xx

nannapat said...

Love this card Sue, it would fab on any mantelpiece (or coffee table). Lovely photos from your trip to Wales - I'm hoping to get to Northallerton tomorrow as it's only an hour or so from here. fingers crossed! Pat x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card (as was yesterdays) and nice pictures from Wales, you obviously had a lovely day. Hope you and Julia have fun on your road trip

Crafty hugs to all

T x

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue it is a bit late in the day for me. Your card is gorgeous and I love the techniques you have used. I hope your trip is going well and that you have a great time. Fancy being welcomed by the Major. Love Jackie

Cazzie D said...

Wow Sue you must have felt like a Queen. Great to see pics of fellow bloggers.

Really love the card, although if I'm honest I would have preferred to see a silver tipped white poinsettia rather than the rose.

Much love to all Caz x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, stunning card today. I think this card was a sample on one of your C&C shows (or something similar). Loved it then, would be honoured to win it! Looks like you all had a wonderful time in Wales. Wish I could have been there but live in Kent, so too far away. Thank you for sharing your photos, it's nice to put faces to names on the blog. Hope you and Julia have a great time on the road and meet many fab like minded people. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, what a welcome! It's normally only royalty and presidents for whom a national anthem is sung! So - royalty - it shall be! So lovely to see all the photos - thank you for sharing them with us . Nice too to put faces to names. Follow that as they say! What a cute little girl!
Love today's card and ordered that stamp before I left home as I re- watched some of your shows while ironing!
Norah - your Ochils are beautiful today - they are a sort of purple/blue standing out against a lovely blue sky. No clouds having a rest on them today!
Pam - not mentioned you for a few days but still thinking of you and Robbie. Pleased to hear any little sign of progress. You be careful hopping about! x
Cameeli - just read about the interview - crumbs! Hope you get good news.
Steph - do hope today is a much better day! You will like the silver card. I haven't used it as yet but it is like the gold one only silver! Last sentence is a bit daft - hope you get the gist! x
Love to all the other lovely ladies on the blog!
Hope tomorrow goes well in Northallerton . Love to Sue and Julia and all the blog friends who are going.x
Please come to the northwest, Sue! x
Don't want to cause an international incident - but I think the Scottish Parliament building must be one of the ugliest I've ever seen! It's surrounded by lovely buildings steeped in history. Ugh!
Love Myra

Unknown said...

This is a stunning card and I do love your stick pins

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue looks like you had a great welcome to Wales. I am just so sorry I couldn't be there to greet and meet you. I would love to win this card please, it is stunning. Love Gill x

Unknown said...

What an amazing reception you had in Wales! What will our Scottish friends do I wonder??!! Must be so nice to put faces to the names you see every day. I hope you and Julia have a super time on your travels. Such a pretty card today am liking the holly swirl stamping, love from Jackie D

samantha wade said...

Great card, love your pins.
Thanks for sharing your photos, its nice to see you out and about with the bloggers.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card and what super pics x

Mitosu Crafts said...

Afternoon Sue
Love it love it love it, as I do with all your cards. Can't wait to see more. Thanks sue for all your hard work.
Barry & Jay xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another lovely card, very elegant. I love the silver and white theme and of course, your stick pins.
Looks like you were treated like royalty on your foray into Wales, and quite right, too. It must be wonderful for you to finally put faces to names - I bet you had a great time. Thanks for showing us the photos and hope you have an equally royal welcome in Scotland.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Beutiful card as always and Xmas is around the corner!! EEEK lol
I so wish I was seeing u demo at braehead and stl canny believe how I missed this amazing opportunity but all the tickets were gone oh well I'm gutted.
U looked as tho u had a fabulously smashing time in Wales and its lovely to have faces now to go with names lol.
I'm sure u will get just as an amazing welcome when u come to Glasgow maybe not a town cryer mind u lol

I see quite a few of I ladies are goin thru a really hard time just now I don't always get time to sit an read all the comments but my heart goes out to you all and sending u a mindful biiiig squashy hug!! That usually works for me anyways
Love Tracy from killie Ayrshire xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Sorry it's late been working from 6 am to now this card is stunning I would love to win this one thank you Tracy w x

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Wonderful card Sue,you are amazing! Lovely pictures from wales,you all look great ladies and sure you had fun on the day.
Hugs to all
Have a nice evening
Maria x

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Your card as usual has the wow factor
You appear to have had a wonderful time in Wales
I wish you could arrange to demo in Yorkshire. I'd be there with bells on(or I'd try to be!)
A big crafty hug
Sue xxx

KathR said...

Another beautiful card Sue, loving the holly background, great pics of your day at HW, looking forward to seeing next week in Scotland , have tickets for both yours and Julia's demos, I no doubt will come away with plenty of tips and an empty
Hugz Kath..xx..
Ps where can I purchase the coconut white card?

alimecca said...

NIH Sue,
Beautiful and simply stunning card - I would certainly love to win this! Thank you for showing us the pictures, it is great to put faces to names and everyone looks really happy. I knew that you would get a fantastic welcome in Haverfordwest , it is such a beautiful part of Wales. I think the reason I like Pembrokeshire so much is because it is very similar to County Durham. Hope you have a good welcome in Northallerton - I'm sure you will, we are very friendly people up here!!unfortunately, I can't make it. My poor aunt is really struggling as it seems as thought the big C is spreading and she's in a bit of pain so will be spending time with her and getting shopping etc - still family is so important. Lynne so pleased to hear about the antics, just need Lindsey back now. Gail, hope you are managing to come to terms with the loss of your brother - please know that we are all thinking of you. Must go now, love to all my lovely blog friends and big hugs to all that need them. Love Alison xxx

Janice K said...

A smashing christmas card, love the holly swirl background stamp.x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Wow love this card, another elegant one. Thanks for sharing all the pictures, i bet you are worn out with all that demoing, now off to Scotland with Julia, safe journey the both of you and try to get some sightseeing in, Scotland is beutiful.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, What a Awesome Wednesday Card Gift I just love this in White and your New Soft Silver Card, it Looks like it Heat Embosses Beautifully if it's like your Stunning Gold which you can also use Embossing Powder, I think the difference is it's not the normal harsh looking gold and silver card, yours is so much softer in looks and texture.
I Love The Holly Swirl Background by JustRite Heat Embossing in White which is Stunning cutting a Aperture then using a Elegant Oval for your sentiment to be stamped on.
Your Beautiful White Satin Rose, Two Stuuning Stick Pins.
Sue Thanks for sharing and giving the chance for someone to have this wonderful Gift.
I Love your Photography of the Card and The Fabulous Photograph's of your Awesome time in Wales they really took good care of you and quite rightly so, you were treated like a Star because you are a STAR!
Have a wonderful time with Julia I'm sure you'll have lots of laugh's.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue and so lovely to see photos of some fellow bloggers. Looks like you were given a lovely welcome in my home country of Wales. Hwyl fawr am nawr.

Theresa said...

very elegant card. beauiful. very 'clean'. love it. great pics xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue. Another stunner a fab Christmas card
will be attempting this one I think. Great photo's
In wales hope we get some with you in Glasgow.
Nancyd xx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card today.
Enjoy your road trip
Karen xx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue lovely card again .have a great time with julia on your trip to Glasgow.

Tina said...

Hi Sue and blog friends
What a stunningly elegant Christmas card I love that stamp, wish I had bought it now. Stick pins are beautiful.

Gail, anything I say won't take your pain away, but I really know how you are feeling, as we lost dad in May. I have to say that the lovely ladies on Sue's blog have been a God send to me, the overwhelming support and hugs and beautiful words have been wonderful and it helps you realise you will get through the sad times, day by day, and we are all here for you now in these early day's as they were and still are for me. My heart goes out to you and your family,and I will be thinking of you on Friday. X

Pam,big hugs for you and big gentle ones for Robbie X

Steph, Margaret, June and Norah and soo many more love and hugs X

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Unknown said...

A really classy Christmas Card. I know the series have come to an end, but I'm so glad you post daily.I love my little daily fix of SW. would feel lost without it.
Great pictures, its wonderful to get to meet such a talented lady. I remember Preston last year. The day went so quickly but I learnt so much. Would be fabulous to do it again sometime.
Well, all for now,
Crafty love to all
Jo xx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
By Eke I love love love this card
think this might be my chosen one for family and close friends,
really like the pics of the ladies on the blog sue, Hope Everyone is ok today. From Christine C and Ella

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card you have given us all today
How can you bear to part with them
Love the background stamp very pretty
Good luck to all those that have left a comment including me. Lol I hope that every one that is not too well gets better soon
You Take Care Sue
Theresa xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card my favourite colours white and silver. Love it.


Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card must get some of the silver card. Pam hope your ankle is giving you less pain. Gail you and your family will be in all our thought on Friday. Steph sorry you had bad news hope you don't need an operation. It was good to see the photos and put some faces to our friends from the blog. Love and hugs to all.

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hello Sue,

I really love this card. I will look for the Holly Swirl stamp and try to creat this. Thank you again for sharing your inspirations.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
I love the card the colour combination works so well.

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the Holly swirl background Sue, the whole card is just gorgeous! Definatly putting that stamp on my wish list.

janet said...

Oh rats!! Now I NEED another lovely stamp!! (The holly background). The card is really classy and would look lovely n my mantelpiece LOL. Fingers crossed.
Hugs Janet in Jent

craftynanna said...

hi sue this a beautiful, sumptious card AGAIN how you spoil us, the holly swirls are fantastic as is the whole card, your trip to haverford west sounded great you were treated like royalty, well you are the queen of bloggers and the beautiful cards you keep presenting us with, i bet it was quite emotional hearing the star spangled banner in wales. love J

ohjay said...

What a lovely welcome in Wales for you, certainly got the ROYALTY treatment which is well deserved. Beautiful card, looking forward to road trip blogs xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty background stamp adds the wow factor to this card Sue.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Wales and I hope you are able to make a return visit, perhaps for a workshop.
The pictures will be a permanent reminder of a most enjoyable day in the company of one very talented lady. I am sure you will get an equally enthusiastic welcome in Scotland. Anne x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A beautiful card today. Thanks for sharing the photos. xx

Vanessa Hodgson said...

Hi Sue, thank you for sharing another lovely inspirational card. I am really looking forward to seeing you demo in Northallerton tomorrow, to say that I am excited is a bit of an understatement lol
Best wishes
Vanessa xx

fluffycat said...

H i Sue, sorry I am so late but I had a rush order for a special card today and I spent all evening creating it and have only just finished supper! I really have to use my imagination for this card as it is showing creamy/brown on my screen but I am sure it is beautiful in the flesh so to speak.
I am so pleased you had such a fantastic welcome in Wales and thank you for sharing your pictures. I don't know if Aberdeen will be able to beat last year's piper but I am sure they will try. Really looking forward to the class on Saturday, hope I don't let you down!
I hope you and Julia had an uneventful journey
to Northallerton and have a lovely day tomorrow.

dianeandchipps said...

Good evening Sue, another fabulous card. You have so many wonderful ideas and spoil us by sharing with us. Thank you. Looking forward to your class on Saturday. Hugs Diane xx

Ms Linda said...

Such a lovely card to give away.
Sharing such a heart warming trip to Wales is great. The scenes are breath taking.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another fantastic card today !! What a beautiful Christmas card !! I see you have used the new vintage silver card. I managed to buy some of the gold and silver vintage card when you where last on c+c. It is just fab !! I love it. I love the look of the Holly swirls Justrite stamp. The Tranquil moments die set is on my long wish list, along with these beautiful elegant oval dies. I would love the chance to win today's beautiful card Sue !! Thank you.
Sending lots of love and special hugs to you Sue, love Tres x x x

Gail, I am very sorry to hear the sad news about your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of love and gentle hugs at this difficult time, love Tres x x x

Lynne M, I am so glad you have come back !! I have really missed you and your wonderful stories about your beautiful little doggies !! I hope you are recovering well. Sending you lots of love this evening from Tres x x x

Lindsey, I am hoping you will come back soon. I have missed you to. I hope all your horses are doing well. Sending you lots of love this evening from Tres x x x

Pam, Thinking of you always. Love and best wishes to you and Robbie x x x

Sending lots of love to all the wonderful Wilsonetttes this evening, from Tres x x x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, today's card is lovely I have the holly swirl stamp and love it, but I must invest in the tranquil moments die it's beautiful. A must do card this year , thanks Sue. So pleased you enjoyed your day in Wales I knew you would get a lovely welcome . Enjoy you road trip with Julia and drive safely .

Sending big hugs to all wilsonettes too many names to mention
Jean D xxx

Tres said...

Hi again Sue !! I forgot to say I love the photos of your demo day in Wales. Some great pictures !! It looks like you received a lovely warm welcome from everyone and that you had a great time. I know you are now travelling elsewhere. I am sure yourself and Julia will have a great time wherever you are travelling to next. (Sorry I have forgotten the next destination.) Lots of love and best wishes from Tres x x x

dreamer said...

Hi Sue great card again , do you have a video on your wonderful pins?? Just love them all, thanks regards Wendy

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