Saturday, 2 July 2016

Autumnal Background

Hi crafters!  Quite a smouldering looking card today with the black gloss and the autumnal mica powders.  Every once in awhile you just have to cut loose and do something really different though, don't you!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card giveaway is:

Betty McAlister!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card!

Today is the last day this week for my two hour show.  It is from 2pm to 4pm!  I do hope that you will be able to tune in!!

 The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, it's gorgeous. Congratulations Betty
Tracey, so sorry for all these problems. The power of attorney document is a good idea but it is expensive for some families. At HMRC we accept a firm called Deemed Carers Consent signed by the doctors. DWP may have a similar form. Has your dad got a social worker.
Tina and Mick good news that the babies brought such joy.
Elaine and boys hope all is going well.
Pat and Sarah big hugs

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Such a dramatic and opulent card. Love it. Happy weekend all.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Very different, very classy, love it
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, looking forward to seeing the video on this one later, lovely rich colours.

It is very difficult to get things put in place Tracey, hope you get it sorted.
Tina and Mick, babies are so wonderful
Elaine and Andrew, hope things ae going well
Thinking of you Pat and Sarah

Congrats to Betty McAlister

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

hollyberry said...

Dramatic and gorgeous card.
Congratulations to Betty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very dramatic card today love it . Congratulations Betty.
Nancyd xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Just watched the video and it looks such fun to do, the background will look different each time you do it. The card is beautiful the black gloss card looks so dramatic against the mica powder background.
Congratulations Betty
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Rich in colours and very dramatic. Watched yesterdays shows this morning, loved the way you made a different looking flower out of the poppy die will have to try that one as they looked stunning and i thought the shadow box card was gorgeous. Have the machine ready to tape your shows this afternoon. Have a great day on the show and looking forward to seeing what else i can learn. Thanks for another great video. Congratulations to Betty on her win.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Pat said...

Hi Sue
What a dramatic card, so luxurious and would be suitable for any occasion
Pat x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Enjoyed your shows yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card very opulent. Congratulations to Betty. JJxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Very bold and expensive looking.
Karen xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Very decadent card today. Gorgeous.
Congratulations to Betty.
D x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Exquisitely beautiful, really singing to me. I love this card. Thank you for the video, too.
Hugs, Rose

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning and dramatic, love the gold against the black gloss. Congratulations to Betty on your win. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
This is sheer luxury. Will catch up with the tutorial sometime next week as when we lock up later and start the long drive up North with a stop over tonight,I shall have no WiFi.
So in the meantime I will send a hug, hope you have a fun day, hugs to lovely San, and many congrats to Betty - such a wonderful gift to receive, you have joined the Lucky Wednesday Club lol.
Have a great day Sue xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a very decadent and sumptuous card, I'm looking forward to watching your 'How To' video.
Congratulations to Betty, enjoy !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely opulent card, I bet it looks stunning in real life.
I'm braving the motorways today doing a day trip to visit my mum in Kent who was 88 this week (from Wiltshire so M3, M25, M26, M20 groan!)
Congratulations to Betty
B xx

auscrafts said...

Very opulent card

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

I love this technique and today's card is, as you state "a smouldering looking card" It is so stunning

Congratulations to the lucky Betty

Have a great weekend

June x

Wacki Macky said...

What a dramatic card today Sue, lovely colours for Autumn,

thank you,

Pearl xx said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card and great video, thank you.
Thank you for the two brilliant shows yesterday.
The recorder is all set for today.
have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours used x xhazel said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card and great video, thank you.
Thank you for the two brilliant shows yesterday.
The recorder is all set for today.
have fun Kitty.
Congratulations to Betty,

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Loving today's card, so elegant and opulent, very classy. Thank you for the tutorial, it has reminded me to 'dig out' my mica powders and try this technique.x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue this card is lovely and looks really classy I shall watch the video later on this one
KathyB x

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

Unknown said...

Sorry Sue, but I really don't like this especially using the gloss black card, it feels more like a sympathy card. I do, however, like the Micah powder combination of colours. Sorry!
Congratulations to Betty on her card win! Debra x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

really enjoying the shows, great they are 2 hours! x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant & opulent card today. Congratulations Betty. Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Really different today. It has a very authorial feel to it. Very nice.

Anne M xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today, love the mica powders with the gloss black card, must give that a go it looks gorgeous. I really enjoyed yesterday's shows, hubby walked in as you were using pixie powders and he said 'that looks fun!' . I think that might mean you should get some of those 😀. Have a lovely day, you do look like you have fun when you're on tv.
Love Diane G xxx

Congratulations to Betty xxxx
Tracey and dad sending you both hugs xxx
Elaine and the boys, hope they are improving xxx
Tina and Mick sending hugs xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A very dramatic card today ,very nice.
Best wishes
Karen M

Jane Franklin said...

I love the mica effect but for me there's too much black, sorry. The shows have been absolutely great and will watch todays on catch up. Really good that the shows are 2 hours.
Congrats to the winner. Luv jxxx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the black and gold. Very elegant combination. Looking forward to watching your shows again later x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue gorgeous card it has a dramatic look about it .Looking forward to today's 2 hour show .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely striking card Sue, will watch the video later as I am busy with visitors. Thank you. Xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous I love the design. I will be watching the video later. Have a wonderful day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the opulence - always like black with luxurious gold + a touch of mica too today for good measure. Thanks for the video, always good to have your brilliant techniques shown so clearly.
Still haven't seen the shows - guess it will be all catch-up!
Tracy - so sorry for your extra problem, hope it gets sorted - frustrating to spend energy on this when you need to have peaceful times with Dad. Sending you both big hugs.
And to all who need them.
Well done to Betty on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do have one person in mind when I saw this card she will love it. I bought your Christmas shadow box while at the NEC yesterday and it is so far out of my comfort zone I had a slight wobble on the way home, and then you show a brilliant shaker card on yesterdays shows so thank you so much. Rose was that your card shown on Sue's show it was amazing.

PharmacyMichele said...

Love this card, it's really dramatic.


Hilary Bunker said...

Morning Sue,
Wow what a different card. Very striking. Love it. Have not had chance to watch tv shows yet but have recorded them and all set up to record today. 6hours of crafting with you great. Will have to wait untill other half is otherwise engaged, before I can sit down to enjoy. I have just recieved my pre ordered Christmas dies so cannot wait to start playing with them. Just got to find suitable occupation for Roger to free me up for few hours. House work will have to wait. Congratulations to lucky card winner.
Best wishes to all Hilary

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Very rich and opulent, love this card. I love black gloss card but always seem to get finger prints on it. Great shows yesterday, will be watching today.

Love Rosemarie X X

Narrowboat girl said...

Wow Sue, such a dramatic card. Have been loving your shows, just wish my pockets were a bit deeper. Congrats to Betty

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. Congratulations to Betty. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a gorgeous card - love the richness of the autumn shades against the black gloss leafy background die...

Congratulations to Betty...


Utopiablue said...

So elegant x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card, love the colours of the background.
Congratulations to Betty, enjoy your prize.
Thanks for sharing,

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue. I'm enjoying your demos.

Unknown said...

Really expensive look to this card!
Congratulations betty

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Stunning card I love the colour tones love all the videos Sue thank you
Sharon xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Rich and opulent and absolutely gorgeous....

foxyg said...

Very classy card Sue. Gorgeous.

Unknown said...

This is stunning Sue. Loving the Hochanda shows.
Love Val in Spain x

SueJ said...

This is a stunner Sue, love the richness of it.

Congratulations Betty, enjoy your card.

Annie Stamps said...

Love the black gloss with mica Sue. I made oldest daughter some wall art a few years ago using mica on black gloss. Friends who visit her always ask where she bought them!

I recorded yesterdays show, Hubby wanted to watch the Welsh team play football. He was ecstatic when they won. Must admit I've never seen our football team play so well. Da iawn boyos.

Congrats to the card winner.

Hope everyone has a lovely crafty weekend.

Annie P

susyjune said...

Unusual but quite lovely.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely rich card, will watch Video to see all the instructions!
Love the shadow box you did on tv so much I had to order one!
Congrats to Betty too!
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh very different today

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card very different. love Jean Z xxx

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a very dramatic and opulent card and would stand out above the rest. Love black and gold together. Looking forward to your last shows today - unfortunately football got in the way last night so will be catching up with the recording today. Congratulations to Betty on winning one of your beautiful cards. Best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A rich and decadent card, love it.
Managed to watch some of yesterdays show, will watch the rest on catch up. I love your shadow box die, another for the wish list.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow another stunning card, love the colour choice as well.
Congratulations to Betty
Enjoy your day

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Morning Sue
I am recording your,shows and I've only managed to watch 30 mins so far but the samples look wonderful
Today's card looks very opulent with the colour scheme I look forward to the demo xx

Unknown said...

Hi sue this card is stunning I love it the dies are beautiful and the dramatic colours also see you 2 till 4love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and I am really enjoying your shows and the tips you give us. SueL x

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I have your shows recorded and am looking forward to watching them.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card, will watch video later

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, that really does bounce back at you doesnt it the gloss card, I love the design. hugs Shirleyxxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card sue x the black and mica is so striking and rich x looking forward to your show later its great having you for two hours yet it still doesn't seem long enough x I could watch you all day xxx
Congratulations betty x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Unknown said...

To My Very Dear Special Friend Sue,
Well Today's Card Sue For Me Is A Huge Big "WOW WOW WOW"
As You Know I Love Black On My Cards As Much As Yourself, The Black Gloss
Card Is Truly Exceptional Its Just Extremely Striking....
I Love The Use Of Mica, Also The Wonderful Dies You've Decided To Use "The Scattered Leaves"
"The Australian Background" The New Zealand Tag" And Of Course "The Very Luxurious Black Gloss Card"
Just So Awesome, Opulent, Extremely Exquisite, Very Beautiful I Love It......
Sue Thank You For The Video Which Is Very Informative And All The Tips And Techniques Are So Extremely
I'm So Enjoying Your Shows On Hochanda
Sue My Wonderful Friend Take Care
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To Betty Alister For Winning Your Beautiful Wednesday Gift Enjoy....
Huge Hugs To Dear Steph Take Care...

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
such a rich looking card today, very beautiful. Will have to watch video later as grandchildren are arriving for school holidays later - lots of crafting with my 7 year old grand daughter coming up. She loves making cards with your dies Sue and we have a lovely time.
congratulations Betty
hope you are having a lovely weekend
Muriel x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh what a great card I will watch the video later
thanks again for all you great inspiration Sue
Hugs sarah n xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Wow! Now that has real impact, I love it. xxxx

Anonymous said...

Sue, lovely card and shows with great inspiration. Looking forward to today's show.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card so opulent looking.
Beverley W

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely weekend

Debs Cards xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
You do amaze me with your beautiful card ideas ,todays card is so so beautiful , i love it all.
Congrats to Betty enjoy your card.

Thank you for the continued good wishes , i am pleased to say both my boys are home , Darren came home on Thursday evening and Andrew was allowed home yesterday teatime .This will make it so much easier for the caring and visiting as they live just 10 mins away from each other by car. Darren has a little pain that is expected from a double hernia and no way can he put his socks on but he is laughing about it.
Andrew has less energy than he had a week ago ,he is looking very weak and gaunt he has to go back to hospital a week on Monday to have the tube removed so we are hoping with good food and care he will be able to walk a little .

I hope you all have a lovely weekend
Take care and big hugs
Elaine H X

Bejay said...

Good Morning, Sue,
I love this mean, moody and magnificent card. I now want to get some glossy black card as it's so effective.
Congratulations, Betty on winning this week's card. I know you are going to love it when you see it 'up close and personal'.
Bejay xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A very striking card today
Doreen R

Paula said...

That's a stunning card Sue, so unusual when we're used to your 'pretty' cards with ribbons and flowers. :) Although you are making more cards using these colours nowadays.
Congratulations to this weeks winner, you will love your card, you're so lucky!
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great card, great sentiment and great Video, Really like this background die, and now on the wish list.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card so different froyesterdays card. Not sure maybe too dark for me.hugs

karenlotty said...

Very mean and moody I love it

sandieann21 said...

Lovely and quite dramatic. Will have to catch show on repeat as big golf weekend and finally allowed to play again.

Anonymous said...

lovely design but a bit dark for me . I will copy it in lighter colours as I am sure it will look just as effective thanks for the idea and great video love yvon d grnnett xxb

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant and dramatic. Sorry i have missed your shows as we are away again.Thanks for your video which I will have to catch up with when we are home next week. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Have you done a card with an autumnal feel because that is what the weather feels like today? The poor plants don't seem to be able to work out what season it is meant to be at the moment. Love today's card. Very dramatic possibly because you have used gloss black card. Stunning.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card very striking must dig out the flakes and try them again I get so

messy it has put me off but I recently purchased a Cosmic Shimmer very small pot

of flake and glitter glue (Highlighter) and it has a tiny brush so I am going to give

think it will make things easier for me.

Congrats to the card winner

HUgs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card with the mica background and as always great video. Yesterday's show was brilliant and thank you for the idea of the shadow box shaker card will definitely be making one of those maybe with all those cut out hearts I've been saving up. Congratulations to Betty how wonderful to win one of Sues cards
Yvonne at least you made Sue laugh on air saying you were her number 1 fan, Laine you might need to stage a revolutions!!!
Rose your card was fabulous
Maureen hope you're feeling better And caring hugs to Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheely

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card - Internet problems at the moment! Love Myra x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, other Wilsonettes have called this card striking, opulent and dramatic. I can't disagree with any of the descriptions but I'm sorry, it is not for me (glad I am not the only one though). I love the dies you have used and the mica powders make a gorgeous background but it is just so .... black! I enjoyed yesterday's TV shows and am looking forward to this afternoon's, I am saving the ironing until 2pm so that I will get peace to enjoy it.

Elaine - glad both boys are home again but sorry that Andrew is struggling with his recovery. Hopefully being at home will help him improve.
Steph - hope your long journey home is not too uncomfortable for you and that your breathing is easier.

Betty Mc - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy your beautiful card.


Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Well although this isn't a me card Sue, i would make it for my daughters mil as it would be chosen styling. There's too much black for me but hey you know that i don't do black but just a hint of it does me. I can see me trying this out for Marie the fact that i know she would love it and although i don't have this die, have another one of your lovely designs that i could use to achieve the same effect. Marie is like the men that we all know, so difficult to make a card for as she doesn't do frills, lace, bows or bling of any sort and it will be her birthday next month so hey that would be me all sorted for it. Thank you Sue for a great piece of inspiration that will go down well and have fun on the show today flower.
Well done Betty upon winning this weeks beautiful card, it is so beautiful in the white and beautiful shade of blue that it has peeking through.
Awh Tracy flower, how i know all about your frustration as mum and i went through the same with dad's various things and he just wasn't here at all in the last fortnight to be able to know who we were never mind anything else. Mum she did a power of Attorney form for me so that if and she did, go down hill i could see to her things but that was 9 years ago and it cost her well over £1000 but i don't know what else she had done to incur such a cost. Sending you and your poor wee dad some extra hugs, i'm thinking about you flower and i hope that you can take your dad home soon, where he wants to be as we didn't get that chance which upset both mum and i because we knew that was his dearest wish, to go at home in his own bed.
Elaine, i hope that your two boys are improving in their respective hospitals and that you get them home soon flower. Sending hugs to you and them and i hope that Andrew especially has turned the corner and getting back some strength day by day.
Tina, is Mick improving and more so now that he has two bonnie grandchildren that really need their favourite grampa to take them a walk in their prams. Sending hugs down to you and Mick, but i hope you are looking after yourself as well. Going back and forward to hospital can really knock arise out of you as well so please try and look after yourself as well.
Well i'm hoping that the lovely day that it looks at the moment will stay with us as yesterday was looked lovely one minute and came down cats and dogs the next. I have got an ill little soldier today which is not at all like Rory, he is never ill but he has been complaining of stomach cramps since yesterday afternoon, not having his dinner last night and then to end up vomiting endlessly during the night. We now have shaking stevens legs, dizziness and still not right so i am not letting him go out with his carer today, as i don't want him collapsing when he is out. He is right into walking at the moment when he goes out with his carers, at the least 3 miles ranging up to 6 miles depending on where they go. He asked to go up and around Stirling University grounds last week and the poor carer came back fair puggled as he just isn't used to that amount of time on his legs. Rory has always loved going around places like the dam up in Sauchie and nice walks where he can see all the different life that goes around, as i had him out walking with me and his sister from any age. I used to love going on a walk with them and half way we would call in at the cafe for a drink and maybe an icecream or ice lolly and then we would walk back home again. Mum used to do that with us so it has always been something that i really loved to do and its wonderful to see so many different things that you miss travelling in a car.
Anyway i will say goodbye and hugs to all who need, want or could do with
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very striking card today. Very unusual with all that shiny black.

Congratulations to Betty on your card win. I bet you are over the moon to see your name has been drawn.

Love Helen xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Very dramatic WOW so elegant off to watch the video now, have a great day. Hugsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous, striking card, black really makes it pop. Congrats Betty and look forward to your show Sue X X X

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. Just had my mica powders out the other day...had been a long time since I used your technique using them....and I love the glossy black cardstock. I'm so into glossy and/or metallic cards right now.

Thanks for a great video!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Unknown said...

Beautiful card today Sue, thoroughly enjoying you shows will be recording todays, so that I can watch them in peace! I have been making a card today with your dies, all except one, and I must say the difference is quite marked, yours are really superior in every way. Good luck with todays shows Edwina

Suzzette Yandle said...

"Smoldering"? Yes, smoldering is a great adjective for this card. I have never seen "smoldering" used as a description for a card before, but "smoldering" definitely seems to describe your card today. Thanks for the video and great techniques. Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thankyou for another great video, a very striking card, love the colour combo. Looking forward to your show later today.
Marlene O xx

Unknown said...

Love this black gloss card just fab


Suebak said...

Cool technique - the mica colours look wonderful especially with the black gloss card.

Susan x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow I love this. The background and colours are lovely. I also really like the black and gold mat that you have mounted the sentiment on, very classic. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Betty McAlister.

Best wishes.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Just settling down for 2 hours deliciousness with Sue Wilson, what a treat.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's stunning and so elegant Sue

gr karin van eijk

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
A very rich card and I love it! Your shows are fab, I am watching them as well as recording them". Please bSU1-P8K7-9T5M-7D55ring out a DVD of all your hints and tips?
With Love Michelle Stanley xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful just beautiful card, well not been well so I'm catching up on your die's,
And watching you on TV and it's lovely, loving the die's and loving the show,
That's my money gone lol crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I think you know what I'm going to say before I actually say it! Love the idea, just not the black! Enjoying the show, you are such an inspiration. Congratulations to Betty,
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx said...

So stunning and really dramatic! Love this Sue x

Unknown said...

Hello sue. I have been watching your hochanda shows and saw that therevery is a large stamp to go with the an twerp die. Please can you tell me if you are planning to do similar for the Australian collection dies? It would be fantastic if you are ( hint hint) 😊

barbara macaskill said...

Breath taking! LOVE this background and this is such a stunning card!TFS!

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow what a wonderful elegant card truly stunning
Loved the shows today some gorgeous samples
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, my granddaughter and i love using the mica powder we find it great fun. She is here with me today and we've watched your shows. Now we're off to craft😃😃. Regards Heather R Oxfordshire and Ruby R Oxfordshire.

Pauline A said...

Great shows today Sue. Watching you has given me my mojo back as I've not been able to do any die cutting with my GC as it's on it's last legs but if I buy more dies, my friend will share her machine with me until I decide on a new one. Any recommendations Wilsonetes? Another beautiful card today. Love the colours. Have a great weekend everyone . Hugs xx P Austen

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Fabulous card. I love the look of gilding but I get into such a mess I don't do messy!!! Lol but I'm loving ur shows lots of technique hint and tips. I'm so glad u share!!!

Well ladies. Dad didn't get home yesterday :-(
He now is struggling and his body isn't coping well when they remove the oxygen tubes.
They also told us we won't have long with him but how long is long I dunno. It's killing me watching him fade away and feel so useless even tho I'm doing everything I can I feel it's just not enough.
Thanks for all ur help yesterday regarding the power of autorney. I managed to dort out the last bank we just had to get dad to sign a special mandate.
As for the phone contract my sister called them and they cancelled it no bother. It just shows u it depends who u talk to. Mind u it was an ee person I got. I thought it was the same company that own both!
So all is good I can stop worrying so much about stuff an concentrate my time with him.
Thank u all for being there. This seems to be my outlet at the minute.

Thinking of all of u who are also having hard times I just forget to mention all the names as there are so many caring folk on the blog

Love to all xx

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue this is very elegant, i love the rich golds with the black.

Enjoyed catching up with all the wonderful show and must say i absolutely
loved todays demo with the pixie powder and the hugs die.
I was just blown away with that fabulous mixture of colours and i am
now thinking i just have to get some of those powders.
They just look like so much fun and must remember what you said about squeazing the bottle lol.

Jean said...


Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Very dramatic card today which is wonderful. Black and gold together are always stunning.
Thank you all for your congratulations and yes Helen, I was over the moon when I saw my name chosen to win that beautiful card which I will treasure.
Have recorded your shows Sue as life a bit hectic at present but hope to catch up later tonight.
Love to all X

Unknown said...

Ps congrats to Betty on her win!!!! Xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the colours are beautiful Have recorded all your hochanda shows looking forward to watching them

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very regal looking card. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to Betty on the card win.

Eunice said...

Fabulous card Sue. Love your color combination!!!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow this card is stunning. Off to watch and learn. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to Betty.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the colours are beautiful Have recorded all your hochanda shows looking forward to watching them

liz spooner said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love this.xx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Joy of joys, another video day to savour AND a two hr show to look forward to tonight....I Recorded it on Sky+ I am a very happy bunny this evening, no more wall to wall football:-)
Today's card is just my cup of tea, I love black in a card and add to that the glossy top coat and I'm like a pig in s##t :-) I can never quite understand what it is that revolts so many of our dear Wilsonettes when faced with a bit of black cardstock, I personally find it classy, sophisticated, elegant and in today's example , both rich and opulent, but each to their own I guess:-) I have just spent a small fortune on mica powders of varying shades which would work really well with this design....just have to get the dies though, oh dear:-)
I've had a busy afternoon and couldn't catch your shows but no one will dare to interrupt me this evening, it's just you, me, a diet coke and some suitably calorific nibbles Sue, I'll be in my pjs watching from the comfort of my kingsize bed admiring your are so charismatic and presenting comes to you so effortlessly, you are a joy to watch and how lucky are we to have the pleasure of your company again on a couple of weeks:-)
It didn't escape my attention that some charlatan told the Hochanda presenter that they were your no.1 fan!??!? The cheek of it when we all know that I am your most loyal, dedicated and adoring fan, how presumptuous of them! They gave there name as Yvonne and that doesn't surprise me in the slightest because she is known to be pushy, gobby and totally deluded and making a wild statement like that on air is totally in character for her:-) despite the delusional belief in her elevated status she does have moments of clarity, she uses them to try to sully my character in the knowledge that I am her superior partner....sad but true.....but Sue knows better, she can't be bought with offers of sweet treats, she is far too honourable for that. In fact, Yvonne has an evil plan to sabotage my meeting with Sue at Ally Pally by giving her such a sugar high from her fudge that Sue is rendered incoherent and delirious....I offered to make something to satisfy Sues sweet tooth but was given short shrift, it seems she wants all the glory.....I will leave her to her games, it makes not a jot of difference to the fact that I am in pole position:-)
Tracy, you sound absolutely frazzled honey, hang on in there though you're doing a great job, it's the best you can do under the circumstances. I'm glad that you can use the blog as a release, that will really help you in the coming months. How frustrating to be told that your Dad doesn't have long.....does that mean days, weeks, months? My advice is to take each day one at a time and make it count. Sending you huge healing hugsxxxx
Maria, Theresa, this is a forum appreciating cardcraft not blood sports! Your lust for carnage between Yvonne and me is slightly disturbing even if it is well placed. I'm trying to foster a more amiable relationship will her in preparation for my visit and really don't appreciate voyeurs stoking the fire:-)
Pat, pay no attention to the rubbish you heard, Sue was laughing at the absurdity of the notion and you know the real truth don't you?:-)
Sarah is a little trouper, school so soon after her ordeal just shows how kids bounce back and we could do well to follow their examplexxx
Elaine, Glad to hear that Darren and Andrew are back home, wishing them a speedy recoveryxxxx
Hugs to nana Tina and Mickxxxx
Cuddles to all my blog buddies, off to watch Sue now, what bliss.......

Crafty hugs,


Theresa said...

gorgeous card. love the colour scheme here, hugs xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, I've enjoyed your shows and today's card is a stunner, thank you.
Love to all who are ill and their carers, and a special hug for Sarah.
Maureen xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Oops, sorry, congratulations to Betty xx

Unknown said...

love this card and the colors

Laura O said...

wow black and gorgeous gold stunning card,Laura O

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card, love the Black and Gold very dramatic.
Love Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

Very beautiful as usual. Your Christmas cards are also lovely. I need a second job! And maybe a part time one too!!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely fabulous card....really stunning!!!!

Lorraine Freeman said...

Such a contrasting card to yesterday's offering but equally amazing. Loved the show again Sue, sorry I couldn't order anything but will keep all your shows for reference.
Didn't do my catch up, got a problem weighing heavy on my mind so will try tomorrow.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
everyone seems to like this card but it's not to my taste, too dark.

Love and hugs

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Sandy H said...

Lovely design though the black is too heavy for me.
Congratulations Betty on winning Wednesday's card.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

The look of this card is superb. Love the colour combina t ions with the dies.

DeCor said...

The look of this card is superb. Love the colour combina t ions with the dies.

Barbara (C) said...

A dramatic colour combination giving a very elegant finish to a lovely design.

Unknown said...

What a beauty sue love it the colours and the dies are beautiful thank you sue as always I send you all my love
June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Just realised that I stupidly posted my comment for this card on 1st July's comments.
Sorry folks

ursula said...

Stunning card, another technique for me to try, I love all theses different backgrounds you create Sue, the black on this is just amazing.....luv Zursula xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very striking card with an opulent background, perfect end result. Bx

BridgetCG said...

Sorry forgot to say congrats to Betty on winning the card. Bx