Friday, 15 July 2016

For All You Do

Hello all!  Every once in a while I just have to cut loose and bring back the big bow! LOL  Today is just a big bow sort of day!  I cut the decorative die from the Brussels set in to the top portion of a piece of coconut white card.  I added foam mounting to the back and placed it over a piece of pale pink card (from my stash) so it showed through the cut out area.    There is a small area of the Brussels die that you can run a length of ribbon through if you just nip the centre attaching bar from it.  That is what I did and added some pink and brown ribbon so it was going down the centre of the card.  I taped the ends to the back and tied a double bow and added it below the cut area with a white crystal sparkler.  I cut the Belgian Tag and added it over the ribbon in the middle of the Brussels die.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre die from the tag and inked it lightly with Spun Sugar,  I added it i the middle of the tag cut out.  I completed the card with flatback white pearls and some matting and layering with  a paper pierced edge.  The finished  dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning card, it's gorgeous. Another sentiment to you Sue.
Tina, what good news that Mick is eating better and ordering new dishes, sign of improvement, get in that kitchen girl.
Elaine, so glad Andrew is making little trips out it will boost his morale and that will help him enormously.
No news on baby yet but they live in Barnsley and have a lot going on at the moment.
Sending daily hugs to all including Tracey and family and missing friends.

Dragonsnap2 said...

I love it. Love the big bow. Love the colours. Thanks Sue.
D x

Elizabeth Bennett said...

Lovely card

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Glad to see a ribbon bow. The card it beautiful.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Lovely card and fab bow. Think I spotted this on your last TV shows and it caught my eye then also.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a big bow day we are having, this card is fabulous and the ribbon looks brilliant on here. Those Brussels set dies are really coming into their own now, looking forward to more creations.

How are you doing Pam, are you much better now.

Mick it is good news that you are asking for more good food dishes, just you keep Tina on her toes.

Andrew lets hops the weather continues to improve and you can get out a little bit more, gently does it, oh and I am sure Elaine will join you for a gentle stroll.

Come on baby hurry up, we are all waiting.

I have just read Tina (Drakes) blog and she has had another terrible tragedy, am thinking of you and my heart goes out to her, Claire, Andrea and all the family.

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

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Love the card, and it is good to see a bow now and then. Very clever how the Brussels die can be used to thread ribbon through
Pat x said...

Morning Sue.
I love the big bow, Sue I am addicted to ribbons and bows.
Your card is beautiful Thank you.
To all Wilsonettes have a great day. Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and love the bow.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies love the ribbon thanks tracyw x

Karen Drew said...

Nothing wrong with a big bow! Lol. Lovely card
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love the colourway, and I for one love your big bows. Have a good day all. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Breath taking Sue. An absolute delight to start the day. I've seen some beautiful samples from you of late but this HAS to be the prettiest you've shown, I adore it - can you tell lol. What more can I say, it's stunning.

June - Tina phoned me the day after Anthea lost her fight, about a week or so ago. I can't even begin to tell anybody what they are going through. It's been one thing after another all year and they can't take anymore, the whole family are numb and are in total disbelief as to what they've gone through. I know they will appreciate you thinking of them.

Sending hugs to you Sue. Thank you for all you do xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card ,pretty colours

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous! Love the rich colors of the bow, and the beautiful dies you used!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love the bow!! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very pretty card that shows off the beautiful intricate Brussels die perfectly.x

Unknown said...

Wonderful card with a magnificent bow! Debra x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the big bow too x xhazel

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card and wow what a bow!

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow, wow, wow!!! Great bow, great colours, fabulous card, love it.
Muriel x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love the colour of the bow. Super design.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. The dies are stunning and so is the big bow. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, really beautiful.


Unknown said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
Sue I Love Your Blog So Very Much Your Cards Always Inspire Me So Very Much
As Pam Mentioned The Sentiment Is Right Back At Yourself I Love The Use Of
The Stunning "Brussels Dies"
I Love The Way You Have Used The Smallest Of The Dies To Thread Your
Rich, Opulent Ribbon Through It I Love The Colour Of The Ribbon And To Top It Off With
The Stunning Bow.....
Sue My Dear Friend
Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Beautiful Card With Us, You Inspire Me Each And Every Day,
I Can't Begin To Tell You How Much I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Care..
"On Another Note My Heart Goes Out To All The People In France Who Have Suffered Such A Horrific Attack"

Unknown said...

Sumptuous looking card! I love it , it reminds me of a big box of expensive chocolates.
Anne xo

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely card i really like the big bow x

JAO said...

Fab card Sue.

Jane Franklin said...

I love the style and colours but not so keen on the big bow, sorry. Luv jxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
An Absolutely Beautiful card. And a cleverly designed die, to be able to feed such a wide ribbon through. LOVE the bow, it was a bit of a culture shock when I first started looking at your blog but now I welcome them. Lucky recipient, whoever it may be.
Hugs, Rose

Chris Curry said...

Wow, that is A big bow Sue. Gorgeous card. Thank you. Xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, These die-cuts look stunning, I love this card !!
Such sad news this morning, my heart goes out to all in Nice, France. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anne said...

This certainly has an impact, Sue. Love the colours.

Anne (Northampton)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card it looks so decadent and regal with the bow, great choice of colour X X X

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
beautiful the plaque in the middle. Good idea.
Anne M xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, wow!! that is a stunning card. Gorgeous bow. Thank you . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another great card and I love the way you have used the Brussels die. Love the colours of the beautiful ribbon you have chosen and your voluptuous bow. Sending best wishes

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Beautiful card and colours love the bow it's stunning thank you
Have a good day all
Sharon xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card today, I love it.
I have now managed to sort my craft room out and in between babysitting Grandchikdren, I can now go and retreat there and craft to my hearts content, in fact I have my desk full of your dies that I have bought lol.
thanks for sharing

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the big bow and the dies are so intricate and elegant.
Thanks for sharing,

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely chocolate box card today Sue, it's the bow that makes me think it looks like a chocolate box, stunning nonetheless though,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & a beautiful big bow. With a different sentiment this would make a lovely wedding or anniversary card. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colour of the bow. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Hooray for big bows!!....and this one in pink and choc is a real stunner, really makes the card...and how handy that the Brussels die has those bars to thread ribbon through...all in all a totally gorgeous card...


Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with a big bow day, Sue, always up for it! That's a lovely ribbon and truly star of the show.
Dreadful news from Nice, feel in despair.
Hugs all round, cherish the day.

'P' in Wales

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card for any occasion, bow and dazzler make it special.
Love and crafty hugs to all and hugs to all in France caught up in another catastrophic attack.
Tina T xxxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue I love this card it is so pretty and feminine
KathyB x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and gorgeous bow.
B xx

karenlotty said...

Wowser that is a big bow! It really packs a punch

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I do like a big bow so please don't apologise, it's nice to see it return. Definately an expensive box of choccies bow! It's nice to know with a bit of snipping the ribbon will go through this die. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Elain and Tina what good news, I hope they both keep improving. Sending hugs to Tracey xxx

Unknown said...

Great for me Sue as I just LOVE large bows.
Love Val in Spain x

Unknown said...

Love the die cuts sue and the bow well it's a wowser !!!!!!this die is beautiful thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, as always, love the die

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love everything about it :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Horray the bow is back!!!! You know me and bows, I love them. A very beautiful card.

Love Rosemarie X X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
At the moment my new toy is the Shadow Box Die!
I can't stop cutting it out and had to order some more foam on reels as I was using so much! lol
Love todays card and the Bow.
Love Marg

BenteS said...

This is such a wonderful card, Sue!
Beautiful colours and a very pretty bow.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the bow. love Jean Z xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Sorry the bow is not for me, good job we all like different things.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, I love your bows though never got the hang of them myself

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Lovely Card the Brussels die is gorgeous & I love the big bow

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Lovely Card the Brussels die is gorgeous & I love the big bow

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue , i love the dies, colour and big ribbon , just stunning.

Thank you all for your continued support for Andrew , he now has to see an Oncologist in August to discuss the Chemo.
I am going to go away for a couple of days now Andrew is feeling better , it is a long story but i live in a block of flats on the ground floor { made for the elderly who are capable of looking after themselves ,but have assistance if needed } well i have had broken nights sleep for 3 months now with the new resident from above , she has a house cat that continues to run around playing with a ball in the early hours above my bedroom , i went to ask her nicely if we could sort something out so that it isn't a problem, so the plan was she would keep it in her bedroom, that was good but it only lasted for 2 Nights, after 3 more weeks of getting hardly any sleep i asked her why is the cat back in the lounge ?the answer was " he continued to cry and make an awful noise when closed in, he likes to run around , and i dont know what to do " i did tell her we will see how it goes her answer was "if you want to you can always complain to the housing "
Well sadly for me i have had 2 good nights out of the 3 months she has lived here and i feel so tired ,irritable and just out of sorts.
My Husband would love a dog but we were told no pets, apparently if you already have a pet you are allowed to bring it with you .
As much as i don't want too i feel i have no option but to make a complaint if things don't get better either that or we will have to move .

I will catch up with you all on Sunday or Monday .
Take care everyone and big hugs.

Elaine H X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful. I was just thinking how lovely this would look as a box top. SueL x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card! What a clever idea cutting the die cut so that the ribbon can thread through! You think of everything when you design your dies. That ribbon is gorgeous and you definitely are the bow queen, the sentiment is perfect for you!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Love this card everything about it is gorgeous . Going to give this one a tryout . Thanks for sharing love Yvonne xxbennett xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh Gosh loving todays card love the bow to
thanks for sharing with us all
hugs sarah xxx

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card this morning Sue, that is just so pretty and a beautiful colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue I love this card it is so pretty and feminine
KathyB x

Annie Stamps said...

I love big bows on cards. The colours you used are gorgeous. Don't have any dies from the Belgian collection yet but love that you can use them as ribbon sliders.

Annie P


hettygarlick said...

Very classy! I love that ribbon.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Truly beautiful!
Doreen R

Kate's Cards said...

Love your big bows too!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely to see your big bow back.

Unknown said...

Stunning card

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a lovely card Sue and i can now make it with my new Brussels die and it's companion die. I do like brown and pink together as they just bounce of each other and this is such a pretty ribbon to use. Sorry i haven't been in again flower but it is called a Kirsten and Harry, we're going to Falkirk to Next are you wanting to come? Well knowing that Harry has to be at the nursery for 1:00pm, i left a note for Rory and said i would see him at the back of that after we had dropped Harry off. Huh! 1:35 she finally drops Harry off then to go up to Asda for a milk. I'm not going shopping for milk again with her as my 2 cartons of milk £2 came out at £66 by the time she had finished, dearest milk on record. 2:50pm we got back and i still had to make a starving Rory something to eat and clean up from the bombsite that him and his father left the kitchen in. Thank goodness she is at work today and i can get some peace and catch up on a lot of things.
Elaine, good news on Andrew and i hope that him getting out and about again lifts his spirits as well as do him a wee bit good. I am sorry that you have such as inconsiderate ignorant person that has moved in above you flower, as 3 months is a long time not to get a decent nights sleep. Why can't she take the toys of the cat at night so that it has to go and lie down and sleep when it should be. NO i'm sorry but i would be going and making a complaint and why should you have to leave your home because of the sheer ignorance of a new resident. If she can't stop the cat them perhaps she would be better finding a new home for it that it can do whatever it likes without disturbing anyone else. Try and have a good time away flower even if it is just for a few days,make the most of the tranquility but you need to speak to housing about upstairs as that is not on flower and just not fair.
Mick, oh how nice it is hearing that you are wanting some more good food, that you are feeling better enough to ask for more. We will let you be Oliver Twist flower any time you want as it is just so good to hear and see that you are feeling better, even if it is just a bit.
Oh my heart doesn't half go out to Tina Eldridge, poor lady and her family have just had one misery after another this past long while. I know that Anthea was her special daughter as in one she inherited years ago and loved from the off.. Sending Tina and all her family and Andrea, Anthea's mum big hugs with my thoughts and prayers as well.
Tracy flower, i hope that you are being well supported at this time as well, i just wish that i could give you the hugs in person wee lass as you have been through so much this past year. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family flower.
I will leave with hugs for all the Wilsonettes that could do with some, need them or just want some,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A gorgeous card. Adore the bow and the dies used

June x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and there is nothing wrong with a big bow now and again especially in those colours - classy.

Joining with others in thinking of all the poor people in Nice, what a terrible tragedy. Thoughts and prayers for all those suffering, both at home and abroad.


Sue MacFall said...

Love the big bow - so elegant.The whole card is just beautiful.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

SueJ said...

Simply gorgeous Sue, love the bow and ribbon.

Unknown said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Paula said...

Stunning card today Sue, I love everything about it, even the big bow and I'm not a big bow person usually. :) A beautiful card to cheer up a dull, dismal and cold day! Oh for some warm sunshine.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Laura O said...

Lovely card sue?
, Laura O

Pauline A said...

My favourite..?...a lovely girly card; all lacey with a gorgeous bow. The more I see those dies the more I want them. Hugs xx P Austen

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, pretty colours and the ribbon and bow certainly makes a statement.

Love Helen xxx

Bejay said...

Morning Sue,
YES...the big bow has returned!! I'm pretty sure that we ALL love your big bows, Sue (I especially like the 'messy' ones lol).
Today's card is stunning, as is usual with all your wonderful designs. I love the subtle pink of the base card and the ribbon is just to die for!
Sending healing thoughts and hugs to all who need them and smiles to all.
Bejay xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
Beautiful card as per usual your creativity never fails to impress
Pam I live just 7 miles from Barnsley I hope all goes well with the birth
You will have to let us all know when the little one arrives
Hugs to everyone that may need one
Love Theresa G xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very elegant! Love the dies used and this gorgous ribbon!

Suebak said...

A gift... card. The die shape lends itself to a present and the big bow just makes and finishes the card. This card would cheer anyones day and make them feel both appreciated and special.

Susan x

sandieann21 said...

Love it!

CraftyJo said...

I always feel that when Sue apologises for using a big bow it's addressed to me!! ;)

I feel it's a pity to hide all that lovely, intricate, die-cut work behind ribbon and a huge bow.

Still, it wouldn't do for us all to like the same would it?

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card ... love the big bow!
Rosemary xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the big bow live the colours
We had a really good eating day had some of the lasagne, then sent me to chippy for fish, chips and curry sauce and had a really good go at that then had a bacon and mushroom sandwich and if that wasn't enough he had a chunk of chocolate Swiss roll, today the oven is now on for a fray bentos mince and onion pie
Elaine I know exactly how you feel I cannot remember the last time I slept a full night as didn't sleep much before Mick went in hospital then for the 19 weeks he was in no better and for last month he's been home I sleep on sofa and I'm up as often as he needs me. Norah I've been on those shopping trips I now send my daughter for milk it saves me from seeing anything else.
I send love and hugs to everyone and thank you for all your kind words they mean so much.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Stella Munn said...

Really lovely card, Sue. It's one you'd want to hand-deliver I think. I like those ones as you can really go to town on the matting, ribbons etc!

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card,really like the bow & the soft colour
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Every much a statement card Sue. The bow is big and beautiful xx

Beryl said...

Lovely card Sue.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a striking card and yet so delicate. Love that large bow. Please do more large bow cards. I am amazed you found a ribbon threader on your die with just a "snip". I really should not be amazed that you found it, for you are SUE WILSON the greatest die designer and card crafter this side of Mars. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Jean said...

So very prettY!

barbara macaskill said...

Bring back the big bow whenever you want to! It is gorgeous! A very pretty card and the bow is divine!! TFS!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card even with the big bow, I'm sending the sentiment back to you with extra hugs for all that you do.

My heart goes out to everyone in Nice, such a horrific incident
Sending caring hugs to Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheelybad, still missing Maureen do hope you're ok xxxx

Hugs and best wishes everyone

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your bows sue xxx the card looks absolutely beautiful and will have a good look at my die again would not have thought to thread some ribbon through x thankyou sue for your wonderful inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
As you know I love your cards but this one is up in the top ten !! I just love it! I love brown and pink anyway and your ribbon is just gorgeous! I've been missing your lovely big bows! The Sentiment I send back to you my friend!
So sorry like everyone else for the people in Nice! It must have been a dreadful thing to witness as well. How awful for the Emergency
Services too.
Tina - so very sorry you have an inconsiderate neighbour to contend with on top of everything else! She needs to be in a ground floor flat then the cat wouldn't disturb anyone. I'm afraid I would complain! You have tried to be reasonable . Have a restful few days!
Hugs for Tracy too!
Just waiting for friends to arrive for the weekend! It's raining!
Love Myra x

Tressa said...

Like A few others, I am not into bows as I think they often hide a lovely design. But for once, I rather approve of this one. I might be because of the lovely pink and brown combination which work so well together. So, unusually for me, this a 'bowed' card I can say I really do like.


Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
What a stunning card this is, i adore the ribbon and fabulous bow on this card. The die cuts are so pretty.thank you for the Inspiration and for bringing back your brilliant bows. Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

A real wow card, and what a bow!!! Susan x

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
I love the die cutting but for me the bow is too heavy.


Anonymous said...

Lovely colour way Sue, but I Am in the minority it would seem as the bow is not to my liking, sorry.
VC Cumbria x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, love this card, so glad to see your bows back. Lovely colour combination highlighting a fabulous die cut.

Unknown said...

Lovely card, missed your ribbons, nice to see them back


Eunice said...

A very regal looking card. Love what you did with the Brussels die, where do you get your magnificent ideas!!!

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card and so elegant Sue gorgeous bow.

gr karin van eijk

ursula said...

Oh I do so love big bows, this is a beauty and the card is simply amazing...luv Ursula xx

liz spooner said...

Good to see the bows back. Stunning card Sue.xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really tasteful card for today's post. Love the colours and the ribbon is simply stunning.


Unknown said...

Hi sue

Fabulous card. And I like the big bow!!

Well ladies.
Dad was laid to rest today. We went to see him for the final time yesterday he looked better than my last image when he passed away last week.
I took all ur well wishes thoughts and prayers with me to the crematorium and held my head high to show everyone that I was strong and capable young woman that I am after everything that's happened this past 9 months.
We had the celebrant talk about dads life ud have thought the guy had actually known him and had everyone laughing along with him.
My sister got very upset and I was the one being strong for a change as id been getting upset everyday for the past few weeks where as she was the strong one keeping me together.
I feel as tho we did him proud today and a sum of £600 was raised in aid of Ayrshire cancer support. Shows he was well loved by everyone.

So once again I thank u all my lovely friends on the blog for ur loving support I don't know what I'd have done without u.

Lynda Brock thank u for ur beautiful card it was appreciated.

Love to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Glad your last memory of Dad was him looking better than when you lost him. Good on you for being so strong, and it must be wonderful to have had such a great celebrant. You must be so proud of the money raised in his memory too.
Now it's time for you - wishing you totally well soon and lots of happiness.

'P' in Wales

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! this is absolutely stunning!! Such beautiful die cuts!! Love the bow!! Makes it look so luxurious!
Moxie Craftie

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning and I do love your big bows!!!!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful

shabbycraftcabin said...

One word, GORGEOUS !!! Hugs, Ivy C x

Lynda's craft's said...

Stunning & elegant Sue I love Todays card
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Sorry short I keep loosing everything to cybra space Grrrr

Hug's to All my friends xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Lovely that you give in to your favourite big bows once in a while! A lovely lacy, feminine card. Hope all is well with you, hugs x

Elaine, so glad Andrew has perked up, great news. Hugs to you both x

Nanna Tina, so glad Mick has picked up his appetite. Make sure you get the rest you need though, take care, hugs to you both x

Thinking of Tina E and her family coping with more sadness, biggest of hugs to you all x

Tracy, biggest of hugs to you and your sister. Guessing you'll continue taking turns being strong for each other a while yet while you grieve for your dear dad. So proud of you for standing strong today and showing the world it can't beat you down. Good on you, glad the send off was a big success x

Mr came home Tuesday with another job to apply for. As my head was kinda playing fair with me I decided to bust the application as quick as I could so we did half (he cooked and talked, I typed) Tuesday and Wednesday we finished and I hit complete to send it, he got an email next morning inviting him for interview this Monday PM. Thursday- my PA asked me for a letter to prove her hours had changed which again put me near my limit for being online, which was then breached by me winning an auction for a(nother) sewing machine (I'm a vintage machine fan), a 1958 201k with a 40 minute drive to pick up and cost me £15... I'm so chuffed as it was on my want list of 3 (1 down, 2 to go). I did ask Mr first before I bid as he'd have to take me to get it and he suggested a few hours in the town there as I haven't been out (not counting to the dentist or nurse) since the concert on 18/6. Result! There's a craft shop in the town too so we may have to do a little detour there on the way home.

Plus yesterday was a very special birthday. Billy was 7! He got some new toys, lots of treats and cuddles and a new collar.

So very welcome distractions though Mr did have to bring me chocolate as all of it was not quite enough of a distraction, chocolate helps a lot. I'm really looking forward to going out tomorrow afternoon even though I know I'll pay for it I don't care (new toys!!!!!). Early to bed now to make sure all goes as well as it can.

Sending big hugs to Maria, Laine, Yvonne, Lorraine F, P, Fluffycat, Lynda Brock, Pat and young Sarah, Norah, Theresa W, Marg, anyone I forgot to mention and all Wilsonettes the world over. Have a marvellous weekend and I'll see you as soon as possible

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous and shouts elegance, love the gorgeous colour of the ribbon
and the beautiful bow.

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card. Love what you've done with the Brussels die and that gorgeous ribbon.
Pity my bows are rubbish!
Nanna Tina, good to hear that Mick has found his appetite again.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow stunning simply stunning. Love your big bows Sue. hugs xxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great layering

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry again for the late feedback (had a bad few days)
This is a beautiful card love the colour sue, you always do beautiful,
that's why your blog is loved so much,
Big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

sued99 said...

Nice to see the return of the big bow! Lovely card. Very elegant.

Joanne Quagliara said...

C'est magnifique Sue.I love it.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the bow and how you've slotted it through the die. X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely lovely lovely, sorry not commented, but been too ill,
just want you to no I always go back and look at your art work,
I love all your cards and I copy most of them lol,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx