Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello crafters!  I know I am doing Christmas cards on Fridays, but I think I still have too many to share so I thought I would throw the odd one into the giveaway here and there.  Hope you don't mind!  While this one is probably one of the least traditional ones that I made in terms of colours, it is really pretty in my favourite teal paired with silver.  I started with the background and used the Elegant Poinsettia stamp to watermark the background.  I did this by stamping it all over using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  While it is a sticky ink, it will dry if you heat set it.  Next I embossed a wide border of the vintage silver card using the Frosty Swirls embossing folder.  I matted it with a thin teal and thin white mat and adhered it to my background.  I cut the Filigree Poinsettia die in teal and coated the edges of the top two flowers with Dries clear glue then sprinkled them with Iced Snow.  I cut some of the larger sized flower from the set and made the flower look a bit more organic by cutting it up and using the petals around the glittered flower.  I stamped the sentiment and embossed it in silver on vellum and cut it into a strip.  I put a bit of wave into it (as I usually do) and had it coming from my flower across the embossed background.  I completed the card with a pierced white mat layer, then a thin silver mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" in size.

Just a quick little message, I usually do the drawing for the card and post it on the blog on Saturday, but I will be away at the Alexandra Palace all weekend demoing at the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show.  Both the Sat. winner of the card and the Sunday comment game winners will be posted on Monday this week.  I really hope to see a lot of my blog family at the show, please stop by and say hi as I am demonstrating at my Rubbernecker stand (up by the food area).  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Love this card Sue, just gorgeous.
Norah, we are the lucky ones to have you in our midst, you bring so much happiness and laughter to our lives. We will wait for you to come back to us, you just have to find your way in your own time.
Esther, sorry for the loss of Sam. Jury, well done on your fund raising. Steph, I agree you just had to rescue that EF. Would have been cruel not to.
Jules and dad, hope you are both feeling better.
To all the wonderful people on this blog, have a lovely day and hugs all round. Lynne M and Dianneandchips hope you are okay, missing you both.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Stunning love the frosty swirls and filigree poinsettia very elegant...

Great video yesterday thanks for sharing.

have a nice day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Muriel said...

Hi Sue
teal and silver are such a beautiful combination, what a gorgeous card, happy to see these beautiful Xmas cards any day of the week but specially on giveaway day

Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning card today, the colours are so vibrant and really go well together, you can really see the embossing folder on the silver card, it just goes to show what wonderful products your EF's are.

I am due to go to Ally Pally on Sunday so hopefully if I can squeeze in through the crowds - I will be in my wheelchair - then I can say hello, looking forward to that.

Have a safe, healthy and happy day everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card , just love the colour combo and that little bit of frosting. Hazel xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is another stunning Christmas card. It is beautiful.
Only 3 sleeps now : ))
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat and my other special friends and to all in need. Take care. said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card brilliant colour. Thank you so much. Take care all. Kitty

Unknown said...

Saw this card on the shows and just adored it. I think this colour combo is gorgeous. It's very elegant but simple enough to construct.

Hugs Alice xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the pointsetta stamp and dies must get this die thank you tracy w x

Angela Wade said...

Not a traditional Christmas card, Sue but really lovely.

Jules, hope you and your dad are both feeling better.

Hugs to Lynne M and Fur Babies and Dianeandchips, hope you're both well x
Hugs to Pam, Robbie, Tina, Tres, Julie, Lanc's Steph and everyone in need ((( )))

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Anonymous said...

Non-traditional it may be, but this card suggests a lovely crisp frosty Christmas day - all too rare these days I'm afraid. Never apologise for Christmas cards Sue - they are a delight for those of us who love Christmas and I'm sure we can all see how adaptations of the lovely cards you make can be made for other occasions. I have watched your blog for a few years now, but have never commented before - I hope to do so again in future.

auscrafts said...

lovely embossing folder

JAO said...

Lovely, great Christmas card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. My favourite colour TEAL. Out of all the foundation colour card this is my fav. So this is a win, win card for me. The colour and it's a christmas card. Will make this one when my embossing folders arrive. Hopefully it will be today. Have been making some of your poinsettas up in different colours ready for when i start my christmas cards and they all look beautiful. Hope everything goes well for your big weekend of crafting.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a gorgeous card, I love non traditional colours, so this is right up my street. Would love to have it in my craft room. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally. Bx

Pat said...

Hi Sue
This is a very different card which is good to see as it gets us thinking out of the box
Pat x

Caroljsmith said...

Sue your shows were so inspiring my friend jan and myself have had four days crafting together and made quite a few of your cards from the shows. Thanks jan for a relaxing few days much needed.x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Caught a glimpse of this card on your shows at the weekend, thank you so much for giving us a closer look - it's gorgeous! I wasn't sure how the cut out poinsettias would work without the "base" one but your card shows how fantastic they look.
Esther, sorry for your loss. Steph, well done on rescuing and rehoming that EF! Norah, one day at a time, some will be easier than others but you have the inner strength.
Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another stunning card. I love how you have altered the look of the poinsettia.

Love, Roz.x

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love your card and love the teal colour too best wishes Helen

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A great card Sue look forward to seeing you on Saturday at the show xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I am loving the christmas cards, if you think your colours are non traditional I have to make a yellow card for my Grandaughter Isabelle for christmas and her birthday have you ever seen yellow christmas trees and sleighs.
Norah it was lovely to see your comment and we are honoured to be your friends and send you love and hugs.
Gentle hugs for Leo and Skylar and love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes.
To the lady who lost her beloved pet my heart goes out to you as we lost our lovely Max age 12 end of July and we are still getting use to him not being around we are surrounded by his photos so they are of some comfort I send you hugs and you will always find friends here.
Steph I love the way you think I have just ordered some bits and hope to sneak them passed the security guard hubby, he knows I enter competitions and have won the odd one but can I keep using that or do I try your way and say I rescue them they would be lost and homeless if I did not buy them, I will let you know how I get on.
Hoping for some happy post today so will be making some more christmas cards, I have done the ones for posting to family so just have familyand friends hand delivery ones to do, and they are my specials.
Happy crafting to all and enjoy your visit to Ally Pally and say hi to Sue for me.
Love Tina x x x x x x

Jan.moogie said...

Saw this card on C&C shows and loved it that much had to make one myself. What I didn't know was that you had used stamping on it WOW. It is truly gorgeous Sue and much better close up. Thanks for

Breezes said...

What gorgeous colours - such lovely contrasts ! Love the delicate use of the filigree poinsettias, all in all a stunning card ! Hugs, Rose xx

Micky French said...

Love this card Sue and would be proud to own it.
Really gutted that I can't get to Ally Pally as I was there in April and really wanted to go this time, but I will be on holiday on Friday to Lanzarote.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous Christmas card I do love the colours you have used. I will be at Ally Pally on Saturday I will stop by to say Hi. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Linda Graham said...

WOW what a beautiful card Sue,love the colours,nice to see instead of traditional christmas colours,thank you so much for sharing your creations, Linda x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely colour combination and easy techniques to follow. Must have a go. Thanks Sue.

sonja_w said...

Stunning card, I adore the poinsettia dies and the colours work beautifully.xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, great colours and love your choice of poinsettia. Have a great tie at Ally Pally, not going to make it this year xx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue. Like others I saw thus at the weekend and thought then that it was a great combination.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You keep posting Christmas cards and I'll keep oohing and aahing lol. Today's card is in my favourite colours and I thinka lot of my Christmas cards are going to be in these colours. The embossing folder is so gorgeous and on my 'list' this list is so long now that it has become a 'book' lol. I bet you will be surrounded by your blog family at Ally Pally.
Steph so glad you were able to rescue that embossing folder.
Norah sending you and your family a hug
Yorkielass and Magpie sending you both a special hug back.
Esther so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog sending you a hug.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
WOW!! This card is absolutely amazing! I love the colours you have used and the embossing but what really gives this card the wow factor, is that beautiful filigree poinsettia. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Wish I could go to AP but it's too far away from me.
Hugs all round.

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Sue, Wow! This is stunning, so love this, love the colours and design, it really shows up your embossing folder (my favourite) so well. Love it! I would love to win this one to have it on display in my craft room.
Good luck with AP sadly I wont be there.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Rosie said...

Love the card and the strikingly different colour combo.

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card that someone will be thrilled to receive.
Hope you enjoy Ally Pally, will try to go!

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-stunning christmas card. I love everything about it especially the colour combo!


Lesley said...

Love the colour combination. Really must decide which Xmas cards to make so much choice.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow I just love this card! The teal is so striking and the poinsettias are beautiful - they are definitely on my wish list! :-) Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW WOW WOW this card totally rocks my boat. It's amazing, in my favourite colour combo. Looking forward to Ally Pally on Saturday - big spenf up coming.
Amanda xx

Unknown said...

Morning everyone, what a bright cheerful card. I Like the pointsettia dies they are very elegant.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I loved this card when I saw it on your show. , I am all for different colours dot Christmas cards, and this works so well.

Love Rosemarie xx

Unknown said...

Very pretty Sue. I love this colour and I still think it is very Christmassy a different variety of pine green that you can get with some fir trees. That bluey green. Lovely

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love love the colours xx hazel

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I love it beautiful teal colour and the poinsettia is devine I can't wait for mine to arrive and play away all day.

I watched the video last evening and it was great a personal Sue Wilson lesson the Christmas tree die is just beautiful and the card you made is stunning love the edge done with the mica flakes beautiful.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Nananne said...

Stunning card! I love the Filligree poinsettia with the frost on it looks so crispy and gorgeous!
Lovely to hear from you Norah, I think of you often and send you and your family soft warm hugs and hope your hills are helping in this Indian Summer spell we are having by looking their best.
We go down to Edinburgh to our daughter's house today but fly out on holiday Friday morning , same as you Myra P, so hope you have an amazing holiday, where are you off to? Thanks for your good wishes!
Loved your story of saving the EF Steph, have to say well done ! it's my favourite ( at the moment) .
Special hugs to Yorkielass June hope it's a good day for you.
Hugs to all xo

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, it is simple and very elegant. Look forward to saying hi at ally pally on Saturday .
Ginnie x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I saw this one on your shows at the weekend and loved it. The teal and silver is a striking combo.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Dolly Daydream said...

Morning Sue and everyone
A really lovely card Sue, I love the teal and it still has a wintry feel in that card. I have been making some Christmas cards to try and get ahead of things,
I don't live very far from Ally Pally, in fact that is the area that I was born in, although I don't live there now, I am in Cambridge.
Unfortunately the show falls on my husband's birthday and we are busy all weekend. To everyone that goes, have a wonderful time. I would love to win this card.
Love and hugs to everyone
Dawn Searle xxxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, You can post as many Christmas cards on your Blog as you would like, for me !! I need all the inspiration that I can get haha, and yours are always fabulous, as is this card today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning. I love the colours together. I am waiting for my folders to arrive, can't wait to have a go with them. This shows how versatile they are. Hope you and everyone enjoys Ally Pally, just wish I could be there but shall be in spirit lol.
Love Jan x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Not my sport of colours for Christmas, but it's a beautiful card and I can see this in all white or perhaps silver and white. Thanks for the inspiration Sue. Yesterday's video was great like the way you put the tree die cuts together.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this despite it being contemporary - I usually go for more traditional style Ccards but you have turned me I think - still haven't actually made a ccard yet this year but it will be soon I think - when the weather turns cooler - but I have all of my bits n bobs ready to make a start - apart from your EFs which are on their way.
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love the colour combination.
Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally on Saturday.
Veronique L

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I for one do not mind how many of your STUNNING Christmas Cards you show especially if they are like today's. Just keep them coming.
Love the colour combination, the gorgeous Poinettia with the little bit of twinkle and the fantastic design.
Would really like to get to Ally Pally. Hazel and I have been doing some chatting & planning for next year, so you never know!!
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card in one of my favourite colours. The ponsettia die is next on my wish list you can do so much with it. Enjoy your time at Ally Pally I widh I could go. Maybe sometime you will get to N.Ireland. Hugs Heather.x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue saw this on your show and it looked so elegant. Unusual colours and very striking x

AnneRD said...

Good morning Sue. The design of this lends itself to so many occasions. Love the watermark background, so subtle. A lovely modern Christmas Card. Anne x

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. I noticed this card on your shows over the weekend and thought then what an unusual but beautiful colour combination for a Christmas card. Everything about it is lovely and I so hope my name will be pulled out of the hat for this special card.
Love val in Spain x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning all, beautiful offering this morning! I too love the teal colour and I also love your embossing folder - must add to my collection!
Many thanks again Sue
Janette x

DMJ said...

What a lovely card to brighten up a dull day, Sue, love the colours,

Doreen x

Laura O said...

super card Sue ,I know i'd love to receive this stunning card .Idon't mind what card you show as they are all fantastic .Laura o

Laura O said...

super card Sue ,I know i'd love to receive this stunning card .Idon't mind what card you show as they are all fantastic .Laura o

Anonymous said...

The colours may be unusual but they work! A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, love the colour. crafty hugs Julie xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I loved this card when I saw it on your show but seeing it in a close-up image it's even more stunning! Love the teal and white too.
How I wish I lived closer to Ally Pally would love to meet you Sue and those Wilsonettes who will be there...sadly I live in Nth Wales and it's too far for me. The NEC is the furthest I travel to.
Gentle hugs to all those in need and I sincerely hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Nanny Jo said...

Delicious, could nearly eat the poinsettia! Jo xx

Bea said...

hi Sue
what a lovely card - you always select such effective colour schemes. i really now do need the filigree poinsettias for their versatility. I kept telling myself no as I have the original spellbinders poinsettia set but yours are really in a class of their own.

Unknown said...

What a beautifully elegant card Sue, and I love the colour! It's beautiful!x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, this card ticks all the boxes for me. Really lovely. Kind regards Joanne K x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card it was one
of my favourites from your shows have a good weekend at ally pally
hope you meet a lot of your fans.
Nancyd xx

Julsb said...

Beautiful card love the teal colour. The flower is gorgeous. Awaiting my parcel to arrive the I can get playing with these lovely dies.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today. And I did notice you had used your fav colour
I love your poinsettia dies they are stunning
My fav by far has to be your Angel
I hope that everyone that is not too well feels better very soon
Hugs to them and to you Sue
Take Care
Theresa xx

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning Sue, I am in love with the teal colour.

The stamped background the fabulous embossed swirls and the filigree poinsetta die cut

Amazing card!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and friends.

Dont ever apologise for posting any kind of card here Mrs W ! Easter, Valentine, ANY will do whatever time of year, now that has been said, I dont think C. Cards have a 'traditional' colour anymore, so teal is just perfect especially mised with white/silver, it really is pretty. Not yet started mine yet, but my prize is all ready to use, need to order my silver and gold CE card, and hopefully when it arrives the delivery box from CE will be there again for me to give a pet a new home, well, isnt YOUR craft stash part of the family ???! Dont YOU pet and stroke your new dies and card ? I do as its taken SO long to save for what I need, it makes it all extra special : )
Hope my lovely friends that can get to AP the weekend have a wonderful time, but if distance or health get in the way, I feel your disapointment too.

To my special Wilsonettes having a bad morning, hopefully you will feel a little better as the day grows.
Made by Deborah, so nice to see your comment, hope to see you on a regular basis and join this caring family
Not sure if Ive slept on my right hand but I have 3 numb fingers this morning ! Not had that before - that'll make crafting easy - NOT !
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

No i will not mind winning a Christmas card from you , especially this beautiful one, as i love the color and those beautiful poinsettia , it would take pride of place on my shelf when the time comes .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Unknown said...

Hi love I love the colours in this Christmas card. I already have the spellbinders poinsettia but might have to invest in the filigree set as it looks stunning
Denise X

foxyg said...

Beautiful card. The flower is stunning.

Chris Curry said...

Blue is not my favourite colour for Christmas but this card is a stunner and I know special people who would love that teal. Thank you Sue. Xx

America said...

Hi Sue. Love that elegant poinsettia watermarked background and the gorgeous filigree top poinsettia gently covered in sparkly snow. Always a fab color choice with Teal. The Embossed panel makes it pop. Another fabulous Christmas card.

Cdteach said...

WOW!!!!!! I love teal and this card is beautiful. I must get this embossing folder as I think it could be used all-year-round and not just for Christmas.
See you at Ally Pally Sue.


Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Love the card and your choice of colour. X

Rosie said...

Morning Sue

Another gorgeous card today. I do love that poinsettia die and the colour is so vibrant.
Great video, TFS
Good luck with the show...

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue and all wow Sue I love this card I know it's not Christmas colours but I realld do like it I have this card so I'm going to give it ago. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a lovely gift for your 'give away day'. Yes although my preference for the season is the traditional colours you have tempted me with the glorious TEAL! I also is a beautiful gift being simply in format and in the making so when we get the odd feeling that 'I'm sure I've missed someone' this comes to the fore.

Maria Alder/Brenda/Yorkielass - it was a very subdued afternoon at my crafty Knit and Natter yesterday. We were down on numbers reasons of holidays but more than that two Friends absence reason of family bereavement. Although the afternoon has the title of Knit & Natter we only have one lady of 85 who knits and the rest of us paper craft. We are to her 'the youngsters' as our ages range from 60 upwards.
Norah - One day at a time and sometimes even one hour at a time. You're all in my heart.
Steph - what a fantastic success to your rescue mission. I'm sure you trained with the SAS.
Sandra - missed you yesterday. Hope all is well.

No crafting today as it's the day for changing bedding. Am I the only one who really gets in a mess with such things as duvet covers? I may need Steph to come to the rescue so please stand by.

To all who are not so well please take care. To everyone take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card and your poinsettias are beautiful. The colours are lovely too. Unfortunately I cannot get to Alley Pally so all have a great time.
Carol x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card. The combination of teal and silver makes it look really stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card Sue. The teal colour is not traditional but is gorgeous. Saw this on your shows at the weekend and would love the chance to win it.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. Wish I lived nearer to Ally Pally but alas I am too far away. Hey ho.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, love the colour combo. This should be easily achievable for all of us - even me! - and can always adapt.
Like Bea, I have the Spellbinders poinsettias, which I haven't used yet in a big way, but would really love to have yours they are so beautiful. Would love to win this card - wouldn't we all?!

'P' in Wales

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
I think the colours are amazing for Christmas. I love Teal and matched with silver it's stunning. It just shows with the right products you don't need a lot of embellishments, a beautiful embossing strip, and a flower and you have the most striking card.
Wonderful Sue, hope to see you at the weekend.
Lorna D

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,love the poinsettias.
Marion H

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the teal and silver!! Can't wait for Saturday to come! Love Jean xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Loving the colour!

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue the colours together....
Happy crafting and have a lovely day ..x

Maggie said...

Good morning. When I saw this card over the weekend the colour of the teal card really stood out from the others. It is so lovely and when you add the silver and the little bit of sparkle it becomes a truly wonderful Christmas card. I must get on, slow start this morning, but still so much to do. Thank heavens daughters are only 18 once! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card will have a go at this. Thanks for all your inspiration love Jean Z xxx

Joan D said...

A very "on trend" Christmas card. Teal is a fabulous colour, and an unusual one for Christmas ,but it really works. Must have that embossing folder,it's stunning.have used Poinsettias for my Chrissie cards this year. Xx

Glennis F said...

I love this one - both the design and the colours are really appealing

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning Sue

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I love the card and think I will give it try in not a traditional Christmas colour (which is hard for me to do!).

I won't make Ally Pally we are away from Friday to Tuesday so I will catch up on your blog then. Hope you have a fantastic weekend, I will certainly be thinking of you all.

Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. Will definitely go on to my "will do list".
Take care,
Evis McCarthy.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely ladies,
Love the card and the colour combination, anyone would be offer the moon to receive a SW special card x
I am really excited about the show on Saturday, it's going to be busy but that's all part of the fun, it's a very well run and managed show! Of course the fun will be starting early for me as I will be aboard the 'Wilsonette on Wheels' bus! I think it's going to be a fun journey!
Margaret I got your email sweetheart, I will message you back in a while, I also promise to carry out your requests, I do however wish you were coming along !
Iam so looking forward to be meeting some of you on Saturday, I can't wait.
I hope that all of you lovely ladies have a lovely day,
Huge hugs
Sandra Riley

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely ladies,
Love the card and the colour combination, anyone would be offer the moon to receive a SW special card x
I am really excited about the show on Saturday, it's going to be busy but that's all part of the fun, it's a very well run and managed show! Of course the fun will be starting early for me as I will be aboard the 'Wilsonette on Wheels' bus! I think it's going to be a fun journey!
Margaret I got your email sweetheart, I will message you back in a while, I also promise to carry out your requests, I do however wish you were coming along !
Iam so looking forward to be meeting some of you on Saturday, I can't wait.
I hope that all of you lovely ladies have a lovely day,
Huge hugs
Sandra Riley

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue, just love the teal and silver together on this card and whilst some may say it is not traditional I think it suits the season perfectly. love from Jackie D

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card. Hope you have a great weekend.

Dawn Holben said...

Oh wow and wow again, this card just shouts elegance.
I justt love the colour too.
Another must try card.

Janet k said...

Lovely card today, just love all of your Xmas dies they are so beautiful! Going to Ally Pally Sunday so look forward to seeing u there, we always make a bee line to your stand! Kind regards Janet kemp x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the colour of this one and that poinsettia is so beautiful, I definitely need this die

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, I went WOW when I saw this on TV and now seeing the close ups, I like it even more.
Norah, just go a day at a time, when I lost my Mum last year someone told me it would feel like waves,just when you think everything feels calm, a big wave of emotions hit does, so be prepared.
Hugs to all today
Janice W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning Christmas card. Love the teal and silver, and I actually have this colour combination. It looks so elegant. Must check before Ally Pally if I have bought this folder. I did such a lot of Christmas buying before I went on holiday, that I've forgotten what I have bought. I also have a nightmare with duvet covers. Janet, they are nearly as bad as gilding flakes in that they have a mind of their own. Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally Sue, and hopefully some of the other Wilsonetres. Sandra has generously given us a lift with her hubby. We shall have some fun.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie, Lancs Steph and Norah, hope you going on ok.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra, as you said Mrs B 3 more sleeps.
Hugs to all in need of one today. Hope the weather clears up, I have a mound of holiday washing to do.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, very unusual colours but they work beautifully.
Nina x

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW this is sooooooooo gorgeous Sue and just my favoritcolor too. I simply love this one, and since it´s my birthday today, I hope, I´ll be lucky to win this one, that would be sooo perfect.

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, although the colours are not traditional you have made it very Christmassy & elegant, crafty hugs vanessa. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card - it was so striking when I first saw it on telly and this just confirms it. Love the colour combo and am so pleased I've bought the swirly embossing folder. I'm sure I'll not just use it for Xmas.
Again, an elegant, beautiful card. Thank you for giving us all this inspiration.
Yesterday's card was different but equally beautiful and striking (I watched it on YouTube but forgot to leave a comment on your blog).
Hugs, Rose

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and I love the colours .

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card today, you have used colours I wouldn't think of using for Christmas and they look fantastic. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday Beryl xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
I could not look at yesterday's post until this morning, as I was sitting with Mum it was one of her bad days. But I loved the card and video, can't wait for the dies to come and I might get sometime to play.
As for today's card. I really like the elegant look and two of my favourite colours as well.
Sorry I won't be able to come to Alexander Palace, maybe next year.
Have a good day everyone. Susi x

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card Sue - unusual colour for Christmas but looks fantastic

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
LOVE this card, saw it on the show and just had to have the filigree poinsettia , not from C&C but from ICON UK cheaper and no postage
Like Heather Harrison I wish you could come to N. Ireland too.
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi sue,
The teal and silver are a lovely combination & and make a lovely change from the traditional colours. Managed to watch yesterday's video and loved the tip about building dimension by laying up the dies cut on top of each other.. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the teal and silver together and your filigree poinsettia too.
Donna Jones

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hi Sue,

I love the teal colour and the watermark effect. The filigree poinsettias are beautiful.


Ivy ling xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sue, love silver and teal so pretty. Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally this weekend. We have very few shows up here in Scotland, you are all so lucky to have all these big shows.

ESTHER so sorry to hear of your dog Sam. They are a part of the family and it leaves a big void in your life.
LYNNE M hope you are okay missing your stories about the tearaways!

Unknown said...

The card is stunning due I love the folder the colour everything thank you so much
I would love to come at the weekend but but it's not possible but I'll be thinking of you xxxxlove to all June xxx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely Christmas card. I have been in hospital again so missed last two days but those cards were beautiful especially the friend one. Love and hugs to all.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

So simple but effective.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

p.s see you Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card.

Take care


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, it is definitely one to try. The teal and silver go so well together and the poinsettia die is gorgeous, another purchase looming I think!
Take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - have missed your cards this past week as I've been away but am catching up with them now. I just love today's card - I'm a real fan of poinsettias at Christmas and the colour of this one is just stunning. I'm so looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally on Saturday. Best wishes

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, colours are just perfect. Will stop by both days to say Hi at the weekend

sandieann21 said...

Wow! Just have to get my poinsettias out right now!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, please keep Christmas coming, we all need your inspiration. I am so glad you posted this card, when I caught a glimpse of it on TV I hoped it would be coming up soon. This traditionalist may be converted as I love the teal/white/silver combination.

I am travelling tomorrow but will pop in as & when I get an internet connection.

Robin said...

This card clearly shows why your Teal coloured card is a favourite with everyone.

Unknown said...

oh that is gorgeous

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Absolutely wonderful this is such a stunning card, my embossing folders have just arrived yippee! so I will be having a little play late. Yesterdays video was so useful full of wonderful tips.

Norah you are doing wonderfully just take it day by day hour by hour we are all here for you, you are such a special lady take care.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who would like some especially my special friends here.

Margaret corgi owner

craftynanna said...

hi sue, this is such a beautiful lovely card and one i would send at christmas as it is so unusual, i must have the poinsettia die even though i already have one but it isn't as pretty as yours, i am also goin to order your EF from JS. The colour of the background is so rich, it shows what you can do if you think outside the box, have a good time at ally pally i would love to see you demonstrating but there is no chance unless you come to manchester or birmingham where the craft shows are held, i am going to bring my husband home from hospital today he had a massive fit and has been diagnosed epileptic and is on medication for epilepsy amongst loads of other pills , anyway regards to all J

Fiona in Maine said...

An absolute stunner, I especially like the embossing folder. Have fun at the show thus weekend. Unfortunately I won't be home in the UK until the end of Oct. beginning if Nov.

Lacelady said...

Oooh, Sue, which one of us is going to complain that you have decided to give away another of your beautiful cards? Put on some comfy shoes for Ally Pally, those days must be very tiring.

I wish I could come, but it's way out of any possibility so I'll just have to wait and see if you can post some pics (if, of course, you have time to take some!) Have a good Weekend.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the frosting on the pointsetta and the lovely background.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another of your superb creations.
I love this colour choice, and your superb design.
I won tickets to Ally Pally on a blog challenge so I will be going, and I hope to say hello, maybe if I can get near enough to your stand. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,nice colour for a change.I never get fed up of seeing Christmas cards,keep them coming!
Love Angela x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful Christmas card I love the dies they are on my wish list along with the embossing folder and stamps oh my wish list is soooo much longer now you have brought us all these stunning scrummy craft items for us to play with lol.. hugs sarah xx

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Love teal and silver. I will definitely do some Christmas cards like this. Caz

Unknown said...

Hi Sue lovely card today...Yvonne xxx

Anonymous said...

Just so beautiful Sue, another classy card!
Annie 'B' Irchester, Northants

Marianna Hammer said...

I live teal colours, and this stamp is just gourgeous :)

Maxine T said...

What a beauty in teal, love it Sue. Still looking for my parcel in the mail, I can not believe I won one of your creations. My friend just had a stroke so I made her a georgous card and she perked up when she looked at it so card making is so satisfying when you can make someone smile in their darkness moments. Thank you sue for all your inspiration. Maxine T

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I ,too, loved this card when I saw it on C&C. It is strange - but I didn't really like teal much or use it until I saw what you could do . It was the same with black! You really are a trendsetter. The teal looks lovely with the silver. I always preferred duck egg blue to teal - but now I'm being swayed.
Janet - duvet covers - particularly double ones drive me nuts. However ironing fitted double sheets really annoys me - always get creases in the wrong places. I have a friend who irons them on the bed - the sheets that is! Think I'll quit while I'm ahead here! Lol.
Anne - going to Spain ! Early start on Friday morning so we go to Hotel at the Airport the night before. Safe travel and enjoy your break.
Sandra - think Paul needs our prayers for your trip to Ally Pally - hope you Mrs B and Pat have a great time.
Norah - thinking of you - missing you and your lovely Ochils - but you just take care. Sending hugs to you and Rory. x
Lynne - missing you - hope you are ok.
DianeandChips chips - missing you too. Hope you alright.
Maggie - hope the 18th goes really well.
Sending love to Sue, Steph,Pam and Robbie, Alison, Tres, Lynda, Lindsay, June, Heather T , Anne, Sheila, Wheelybad, TOB Theresa, Brenda L, Frances, Julia L .
Love to all,

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The teal still looks warm like the Christmas colours. Best wishes to all.
Vanessa x

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous Sue. wish I could get along to see you demonstrating but sadly not :(

barbiepinkfairy said...

Good morning Sue and her Wilsonettes, teal is just not my colour in fact I have a strong dislike of it. Saying that this card is stunning. I have the spellbinders poinsettia dies which I use all year round. These filigree ones are beautiful and on my "next payday" list!!!!!

Steph these things do fall in to baskets don't they? Wierd!? I have that embossing folder it is a real stunner so was worth the subterfuge. Must admit when saw Sue using gilding flakes on Sunday I thought of you and thought you'd be in a spin!!!!!
Steph, please could you email me if possible

We'll ladies some crafting to finish off and then back to bed as on a night shift tonight. Could do without it but funds my crafty addiction!

See you tomorrow xxx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

It may not be in traditional "C..." colours but I love it just the same. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
I'm over the moon you shared this card as the postman has just arrived with those stamps and the embossing folder so u would say perfect timing. The colours are stunning. I need to practice my stamping. Still trying to make my first Christmas card.
Have a great day. Lots of love
Jo xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
I love this card the filigree flower is stunning and the colours are lovely.

Love Elaine x

Jane Taylor said...

Hi Sue,
I really love the colour combination, the card is absolutely stunning! I ordered these dies, stamps and embossing folders at the weekend and can't wait for them to arrive!
Have a great day,
Love, Jane x

hazel said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Christmas card. Teal is such a rich and beautiful colour. Have a lovely time at Alexandra palace at the weekend
Take care
Hazel G XX

Darlene C. said...

Who says that you can only use certain colors for the holidays. You just proved that going outside the box is much better. Love this card and the colors.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue, WOW A really stunning card, I love Teal it's such a striking colour, love the embossing folders have added them my WishList for Ally Pally, your poinsettia dies/stamps are gorgeous, have got to make a big decision - can't have them all!
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Hello HandmadebyDeborah welcome to this wonderful family, hope you visit again soon.

Steph, lovely story about the EF as told by a true crafter, well done, what a rescue mission!

Craftynanna, hope your husband will be okay, i'm sure he'll be pleased to come home from hospital. You make sure you look after yourself as well.

Pat S, I have to keep a list on my computer of all my dies and EF. I update it when I make another
purchase, then when I go to a craft show I print off a copy - otherwise I would be duplicating and wasting my precious pennies.

Norah, Dear Wee Lassie sending you a big hug and letting you know I'm thinking of you and Rory xxx

Rach83 said...

Wow, this is a truly stunning card and what a giveaway. I love the colours and the embossing is just fabulous. Your poinsettia dies really make it showstopping.

Thanks for the chance to win.
Rachel x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue oh this card is stunning I really love the teal colour and it seems to work so well for Christmas especially with the silver . I have just been you our local vegetable/craft shop this morning a your bauble stamps fell into my basket with the apples.. I stroked your poinsettia dies (yes Steph I laughed when you said about stroking craft stuff cos that was me!!!) but they didn't come home with me. Not going to make ally pally this year but hubby has said NEC as he likes that one too! Right must get on with changing the bed not sitting on it thinking about it! Janet I end up in the duvet cover (king size!) so Mr G does it for me! Take care love Diane G xxxx

Norah thinking of you, it takes time and small steps xxxxx
Esther thinking of you too xxx
Tandy hope you are ok after your hospital stay xxx
Mary anne happy birthday enjoy your day xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card. Not usually a fan of contemporary colours for Christmas, but I could make an exception for this one! Love the poinsettia.
Esther, so sorry for your loss. Pets are definitely part of the family.
Norah, you are in my thoughts and prayers. crafty nana hope your husband is ok. Lynne and Dianeandchips hope you are both ok, missing you. Steph, you did right to give the EF a good home! Hope everyone has a good day and sending love and hugs to those that need them. Love Alison xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Todays card is so gorgeous !! I love, love, love everything about it. As you know green is my favourite colour and the Teal card is one of my most favourite colours of card stock. Teamed with the vintage silver and white card, this card is just stunning Sue !! I really love your Poinsettia dies and now I have seen this card up close I really need these dies. I have the Spellbinders poinsettia dies but they are no where near as beautiful as your dies. Another item high on my wish list is the Frosty Swirls EF. I really do love this card and would love to have the chance to win it. It is so gorgeous Sue that I cannot believe you are giving it away !!
Thank you for all you do for us Sue, every single day.
Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Ester, I am so sorry to hear about the sad loss of your beautiful dog. It is so horrible losing a treasured pet. I am sure you have lots of great memories of him and he will always have a place in your heart. Sending you lots of love and gentle hugs from Tres x x x

Norah, You have posted another beautiful message. You bought tears to my eyes again !! I really hope you are coping ok. There will be many, many ups and downs on your long journey. Please know that I care and I am thinking of you always. Sending you much love and gentle hugs from Tres x x x

Lynne M, I am missing you and I hope you are ok.
Thinking of you and sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending love to lots to wonderful friends, Myra P, Lynne M and fur babies, Pam, Cameeli, Linda Brock, Steph, Norah, Lindsey Martin, Yorkielass June, Julie Laz, Angela Wade, Maria Alder, Sheila Ginger, the list just goes on !! And to everyone who's names I have not mentioned. Sorry but my brain has failed me now but you know who you are. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Wishing Maryann Laursen a very Happy Birthday today love from Tres x x x

Wishing all the wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love today from Tres x x x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
The teal colour is gorgeous and the poinsettia dies are stunning. I like a non-traditional card now and then, perfect for less mature recipients.

karenlotty said...

Simply gorgeous Stunning colours

Jill Liddle said...

Very pretty card indeed.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, especially the teal colour.

Best wishes to all,

Susan McG x said...

Morning Sue - really like the unusual colour combo and that poinsettia die! Hope you have a great time at the show although I won't be there alas!! Susan x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
The card may not be traditional colours but it turned out lovely and I'd love to win it.
Hope you have a great show this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours
Karen xx

purplenana said...

Hi Sue

Wow another amazing card, where do you get your inspiration from? Not a colour one would normally associate with christmas but it works, I just love it. Thanks once again for a chance to win this card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, not traditional Christmas card colours but would look fabulous in my daughters newly decorated room with the feature colour of....Teal. Can you please let me know where Alexander Palace is please. Would love to come. Thank you in anticipation lol Gill P G

Bejay said...

Hi Sue, there's nothing wrong with a Christmas card in 'non-traditional' colours and I just adore teal! The flowers are just perfect, another stunner. I wish I were closer to London as then I might have been able to come visit you at the weekend, especially as you're on the Rubbernecker stand. I've recently seen some of them used on a YouTube video and fell in love with them. I wasn't sure if they are available here in the UK. As always, thanks for sharing the card with us and thanks once again from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful Blog Candy prize. x

Christine said...

Beautiful card Sue, the colours are perfect for an elegant Christmas card. Love the Vintage Silver card, just have the find a local stockist !!
Christine (Andypandy) x

Craftyallsorts said...

A beautiful colour combination, Sue. Love what you've done with the card. I enjoy learning different techniques from you. Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas.

Ita said...

Hi Sue and everyone,this is a stunning,I love to see Teal back again.The embossing folder is super.
I must be the only one on your blog,who only got to see your first show last night.
Health wise I am having a rough time.I am being admitted to a Hospital on Tuesday,out of my comfort zone,and it involves,Trains,Taxies,just to get there.
I hope I will be able to keep up,with your blog on my I.Pad.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours. I like the way you embossed the background and the die cut pointsettia is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Absolutely gorgeous and not a lover of traditional colour Chrsitmas cards - I usually do blues or lilacs etc so luvin this one - devine xx GailT xx

redfox said...

This is my favourite christmas card i've seen this year! I just love the colours and the composition. I'm going to HAVE to order the goodies to make this one!! I'm going to try it in other colour combos too. Thanks Sue, I'm very impressed. Can anyone tell me where to buy the vintage card that Sue uses? Love Sarah

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Fabulous card, love the watermark effect and the filigree poinsettia, the colour is lush too. You will have a fab weekend at Ally Pally and to all the lucky Wilsonettes coming to see you have a great time, will be thinking of you all.
Norah good to see you comment, as pam said we are the lucky ones to have you in in our lives, you bring such happiness and colour to so many of us Wilsonettes and are so special. Come back in your own time precious lady, love and gentle hugs to you and Rory.
Pam keep up the good work, gentle hugs to you and Robbie.
Maryann Laursen Happy Birthday ad have a lovely day.
Jules and Dad hope you are both feeling better.
Esther sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Sam, keep him close to your heart and remember the happy times with him, gentle hugs.
Ita thinking of you and hope the hospital visit brings you some relief, gentle hugs.
Tandy hope you are feeling beter, getle hugs.
Steph loved your tale of the embossing folder, glad that you gave it a good home.
Anne C and Myra P thank you for your hugs, have a lovely holiday, hugs back to both of you.
Janet hope the duvet wrestling went without a hitch, know what you mean they seem to do there own thing.
Lynne M hope you are OK, missing you, hugs to you Tilly and Cully.
Heather T you are welcome to the hug, thank you for your hug, it cheered me up.
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Steph, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Wheely Bad and Billy, Tres, Sandra, Mrs B, Brenda l, Alimecca and Aunt, Julie and Lee, P in Wales, Heather T, Helen K, Angela W, Maria A, Cheryl Brown and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Nicole said...

HI Sue
I love all untraditional Christmas cards. I make them that way too! So it is refreshing to see outside the box cards, traditional is good too. I appreciate all style actually. Well done once again. TFS
Nicole G

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning Christmas Card - I love it. The colours are gorgeous. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Very pretty in teal and silver for a Christmas card. Love the tipped Poinsettia flower also, nice added element to this gorgeous card.

Txcowgirl said...

What a beautiful card, the colors are striking together. You sent me some links to purchase your dies here in the USA, and I am so excited, I was able to purchase four dies from one of them. Anxiously watching the tracking info, can't wait for them to get here. Several other ones I wanted were out of stock, so I hope they get them back in soon. Thanks for the links.

Cathie said...

What a gorgeous card. I love to use non-traditional colours for Christmas cards. The card is simple for so elegant. Loved your tv shows on the weekend.

hotpotato said...

Beautiful card Sue. Sadly I'm not coming to Ally Pally this coming weekend, had too much going on this month, took daughter to uni last Saturday and next weekend I'm off with 6 friends for a crafty retreat.

terrie said...

Another beautiful and elegant looking card...I love the teal color...
I saw this one on the show you did the past week-end..
Well done Sue

Unknown said...

Just love this card and the colours are beautiful

Hope you have a good weekend at Ally Pally, don't look out for me on Saturday Sue, as I will be attending Sunday this time


Nataliascraft said...

So beautiful, love the colour you used and background is fabulous x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue. Oh, this is so gorgeous. Those colours are just perfect. That embossing folder Is a must. Have a good day. Hugs. Jan. xx

yorkshiresue said...

Beautiful card Sue and teal and white are so stunning
I'm hoping to get the embossing folder to use with my Christmas cards
I'm now very much into piercing the edge of cards after seeing how it makes your cards stand out more
Hugs Sue XXX

Paula said...

So unusual Sue, but so beautiful!

Paula x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Fell in love with this one when I saw it on C&C over the weekend and ordered so much I broke the bank. Love the colour combo, so different from the traditional and I am a traditionalist!!! Will definitely want to try and give this one a go when all my parcels arrive. Keep doing the unusual colour combos because they work and give me the confidence to try something different!!!

Unknown said...

Hello Sue and all out there. This card is not my favourite I am afraid - I just don't like the colours but you can't please all the people all the time.
Thank you so much I received my prize this morning and the stamps are lovely.
I hope everyone has had a good day and for those who need I have hugs to spare so please feel free. Take care everyone Helen K xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is beautiful in every way - colour, texture, dimension and design. Have fun at Alexandra Palace. Shame I can't make it.

Craftysusan said...

Love this card Sue and have no problem with Christmas cards all year round. The teal colour is beautiful and suits Christmas perfectly for me.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, love todays card. I have already made a few Christmas cards in teal which, although not a traditional Christmas colour, lends itself beautifully to the whites and silvers of snowflakes. Hope to get the embossing folder at Ally Pally this weekend and look forward to seeing you too.


Anonymous said...

Ann S from Birmingham says....

A quality beautiful card. What more can be said.

Love that you tell us the techniques you've used, it inspires. Teal may not be a traditional Christmas colour but it should be .

In awe Ann.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. I don't generally stick to traditional Christmas colours for my cards, so it's nice to see what other people do. The colour combination here is very striking-right up my street. I would love to own one of your cards whatever occasion it was made for. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I don't think traditional is something that is necessarily associated with Christmas anymore so don't worry... this is utterly stunning and I love teal but this could be done in any colour I think. I too have the spellbinders poinsettia but your dies are much better... the stamp makes a terrific background too. Congratulations on your sell outs, you are so much fun to watch. Your shows are an absolute highlight though I appreciate your family need you more than we do! Love and hugs to you and your Mom, from Billy and I xxx

I have had to play catch up since the weekend as it all got a bit crazy, saying goodbye to Alex who should be arriving in Cumbria any time soon (couldn't have gone further from Suffolk if he tried lol but it was such an opportunity to study in an environment very different to Suffolk where it's flattish and one of the driest parts of the country), it hasn't sunk in he's gone yet but soon as I've done this I have to update Skype so we can see each other. It'll sink in next week when I haven't seen him for 'work'. Poor Billy will miss him terribly but I think a new PA and cleaner to get a fuss from will soften the blow!

It's has been busy but if I prioritise it's ok, organising interviews for tomorrow and Friday, potentially finding a cleaner who is happy around big dogs, organising appointments for Billy and I and organising my craft space. Mr W is putting up net curtains so the table needs folding down and the table is covered in everything! Sorted a big bag of cardstock off cuts that have sat in my bits box forever as they are colours/ patterns I'm not keen on, some 6x6 pads, freebies I won't use and papers from magazines for my friends girl guide group. I have a stack of stuff for ebay ready to be weighed in the packaging and posted on the site. I hope to have everything ready if I do a few a day. I am very limited on space here so if it gets to the point I can't fit in more of anything I have a good purge! I have some storage to decorate this which which is so much fun so I may only be here in dribs and drabs. Takes my mind off missing Ally Pally as I think of it as making space and raising funds for future shows! I also take some bits to the charity shop, and have a nose around for picture frames or cool fabrics- just as I'm trying to make space lol!

Norah, I've thought of you and your family every day. Time is the best healer, take as much as you need as you know we are all here for you, lots of love and hugs to you all.

Cheryl, I hope the operation was a success and I wish you luck and love for your treatment ahead

Wilsonettes, I have run out of time again. I need to get up an hour earlier I think, as on these days I run out of 'spoons' I miss you all so much! You have been there for me on my rough days and I appreciate it so much. Your posts are such a highlight in my day. Hugs to all of you, wherever you are in the world, special hugs for Pam and Robbie, Leo and Skylar, the poor lady who lost her treasured pet- I'm sorry I don't remember your name but you are in my thoughts, Lynda, Yorkielass June, Sandra, Myra, Maria, Janet Ecco, Lindsay, Theresa, Julie L, Lancs Steph- whose posts make me laugh out loud every day and whose positivity is an inspiration, Lynne, Norah, Rory and family, anyone I've forgotten and those who are ill, recovering or in any kind of pain. Billy and I wish you happy crafing and even happier smiles. If I don't manage to post know I'm thinking of you all.

Love and crafty hugs,

T xxx

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