Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello crafters!  I have picked out one of my favourite cards from the September die launch as a Wednesday card giveaway offering.  I selected milk and blush card as the starting point and embossed a piece of milk card with the Wild Rose embossing folder.  I decide to make it a petticoat styled card and used the new Romantic Edger for that.  I cut three of the base edger piece in milk and then used blush card to cut the matching outline die with it.  I adhered the pieces together and lined up the edger pieces in three rows going down the bottom half of the card.  I used the tiny heart border in the set to create a thin border between the top and bottom of the card, cutting the hearts out of milk card and backing them with blush.  For the focal element, I cut the Mauritius die in milk and backed it with blush card as well.  I used the centre die from the Madeleine die to cut a backing for my sentiment.  I added a blush back to it then stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it out with the centre circle die and added it to the middle of the card.  I decided that there was enough going on already but it is always a personal preference if you want to add some flowers as well.  I completed the card with  milk, blush, milk mat sequence layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing to win this one!  The winner will be announced on Saturday's bog post.

Don't forget to scroll down to the post below to see if your name was drawn for a winner of one of the September die releases!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue. I'm sure the winners from yesterday will still all be on cloud 9.
Tina T, how did it go with Peters appointment.
Elaine, hope Andrew has settled a bit now.
Tina and Mick, hope that things have settled for you both.
Tracey, how did OH call go, it's very difficult when you are not well and work erm to not understand, but it is a process that they have to follow usually.
Hugs to all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card like vet the romantic edger die and it makes a beautiful frill.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue and that Mauritius is fab. Hve a great day.hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Teresa c said...

Morning sue another beautiful card loved seeing you and your loverly collection of cards at ally pally xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x congratulations to all the winners of your dies

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card. I like the cute little hearts strip. Well done to all the winners. Thanks for sharing.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue. The Mauritius die is fabulous. Marion S x

auscrafts said...

Lovely card and dies

Anonymous said...

Pretty card Sue , nice soft colours. Like the petticoat style with the romantic edger. Congratulations to all winners enjoy your prize . JJxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, stunning card again today. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Barbara V

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a lovely delicate card for the giveaway, love the effect achieved with the edger die. Have a fab day. Bx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous soft and gentle card today in soothing colours. It has so much texture. The dies used all compliment each other perfectly.

Still over the moon about my die win. Thanks again Sue.

Yvonne and Laine, enjoy your last day together. ( for now anyway).

Love Helen xxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card and dies. Thanks Sue. Hope you're going to have a holiday now after all your hard work.
D x

Wacki Macky said...

Morning Sue, lovely card so lacy and warm looking, the dies are working their magic on this one eh!

Thank you,

Congratulations to the die winners,

Pearl xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty feminine card today, whoever wins it will be very lucky. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow this is gorgeous, love the petticoat effect with the new dies too, frills all the way......

Elaine & Andrew - hope the sten/needle went OK and that you both had a more comfortable night....I was still up at 4 this morning, something must be wrong with my body clock or else I am getting old..............

Tracy, how did the OH call meeting go, I am sure they were supportive and you had some good advice, have you got a follow up call.

Tina T & Peter, how did the appointment go, have you got the action plan now.

Tina & Mick, how are things, have they settled down?

Elaine & Yvonne, I can see from all the comments that you are both superstars now, I know your days together have been full of laughter.

I have the date for my knee replacement operation - 13th October, I have collywobbles already.

Off to craft club today, Sue we are working with ribbon, if it works out I will send a picture to you.

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

Unknown said...

Tone on tone is so classy. Another beautiful card.
Congratulations to all yesterday's die winners. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, today's card is so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Kevonacrafts said...

Morning Sue I love tonal cards and this one is gorgeous.

Have a great day all

Donna Golby

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

This card is simply "EXQUISITE". Done in my favorite colors and the dies that you have used together are fabulous. Reminds me of vintage lace, so delicate and feminine.

Thanks for sharing,


Barbara (C) said...

A beautiful card. Winners of the Draw - enjoy using your dies.

Netty The Runner said...

This card is fab. I love the dies.
Annette The Mad Cat Lady x

The Crafty Gent said...

Hi Sue, absolutely love this card. Sitting here thinking of colour variations to do it in as well. Stunning.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A gorgeous card Sue I love all the dies xx

Debra K. said...

What a beautiful card! So feminine with the clever use of the edged dies to make the petticoat, I especially like the little heart band. Debra x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. To start with, the sentiment was made for you, I don't know of any other die designer that is prepared to giveaway so many of their own dies like you do, so for that reason this sentiment finds its way back to you today, there are many more reasons too.
Milk and blush are made for each other such a shame the blush has been withdrawn from stock. After all the stunning dies last week, I don't know if I can find the words that this card deserves, but I'll give it a go lol, elegant, delicate, romantic, soothing and oh so very very pretty, and should go into a box frame and put on display for all to see, I can see why it's a favourite of yours and I'm almost sure there are more than 1 of these samples either in your craft room or stored at CE Towers for that reason I shall be contacting the S.A.S to be on standby from Saturday onwards lol
Although I left a message on last night's Die Draw post (I'd completely forgotten that you were doing the announcement) it was only by chance that I looked before turning off my phone ready to settle and doze the night away ! So again, I'm thrilled to see a few names I know, and many congratulations to each and every one of you that will get a very special 'thank you' gift from Sue - enjoy.
I will end with my usual hugs to you Sue and should I not be the very lucky recipient of this gorgeous card, you may get a visit from a few muscular tall good looking men wearing baraclava's lol. Have an enjoyable day xxx

Sunset Bay said...

Beautiful card Sue. I wish we could still buy the blush card. It goes perfectly with the milk card xxx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card the dies are all gorgeous and the colours are beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

A Happercrafter6 said...

An interesting style if card with a lovely embossing folder used.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card which has lots of lovely texture and detail.
Congratulations to all the die launch winners.x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love it xx hazel young nottm

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card!

hollyberry said...

What a beautiful card.

Suemac said...

An equisite card

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love the heart petticoat. Great card as always Congrats to die winners. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card for the giveaway, Sue, love the edger die used this way.
Well done to all the winners of the dies, lots of lovely Wilsonette names there both UK and across the waters. It's such a nice surprise to see your name - been there!
Enjoy your last day with PP, Laine, and good trip back tomorrow. Will B & D be pleased to see you?? Or will they do the usual feline thing and totally ignore you for having the temerity to desert them I wonder.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty & such delicate colours.

Congrats to all the die winners.


Unknown said...

Wow wow wow so pretty
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Carol quinn

Chris Curry said...

I love this card. The colours used are so delicate and suit it perfectly. I especially like the Mauritius die and it is on my wish list. Thank you Sue. Xx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Firstly what a beautiful card, your new dies really compliment this style and the colours are great, pity we cannot get blush anymore!!!! Have Creative Expressions brought out anything of a similar colour.
Congratulations to all the launch die winners!!!! but it wasn't me.

Regarding Peter, well we got to the hospital and the computer system was down!!!! They where flapping like headless chickens, so things were running late!!! We actually saw his consultant who had the report thankfully!
They are not planning to remove the Cancerous Prostate but shrink it using an injection called Zoladex which is a female hormone and radiotherapy.
Peter was adamant NO CHEMOTHERAPY .
So will see how this goes .
Thankyou all for your best wishes.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx and a 😘 from Peter.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this delicate stunning card.
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your crafting.
Jan x

Sandra Annalise said...

Another stylish and elegant card. Well done to the winners of the new dies. Kind regards Sandra.😊

hettygarlick said...

This is a gorgeous card. What a shame the blush card is no longer available. It's such a wonderful colour. I absolutely love the Mauritius die.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I loved this card as soon as I saw it. It is so delicate and femine. Really really love it.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW This is a gorgeous card made with some beautiful cardstock. Shame about the blush card but i am sure Creative Expressions will find something just as stunning. Love the petticoat cards as well as your buckle cards they are just something a little different. The edger die is on my wish list along with a load of other new ones from your launch. Once again thank you for my win and congratulations to the rest of the lucky winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

shabbycraftcabin said...

Good morning Sue, this is such a pretty card love the romantic heart border die. Ivy C x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea to use the edger die for a petticoat card.
B xx

foxyg said...

Absolutely beautiful. What s stunner.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
hoping also that Creative Expressions find an alternative to the blush card please
and a fuschia/grape/raspberry type of colour!? ha that would be nice too if that description makes sense?
The card is just lovely and well as for describing the Mauritius die!
it's probably my favourite and i'm off to buy a stamp that will co-ordinate, poppies or daises ? I ask myself both are lovely also. x

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card, you are so inspiring - thank you. xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue this is a really pretty card and so feminine and lovely dies
Congratulations to all the winners
Kathy B x

SueJ said...

WOW what a stunningly beautiful card.
Love everything about it.
Great giveaway, thank you.

Unknown said...

A stunning card today Sue.
Congrats to all the winners

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, very pretty.
Congratulations to all the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nananne said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card! I love everything about it , is is just sooo pretty!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Anne xoxo

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love the heart border.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I can we'll see why this card is one of your favourites and it is so kind of you to give someone a chance to win this. It is quite exquisite and very lacey and I love the colours too. Congratulations to all the very lucky winners of your amazing dies, they must be thrilled to bits, you are so generous Sue. Sending best wishes

JennyH said...

Stunning as usual Sue, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
An exquisite card for us today, lovely in just every way. Well done all who were fortunate enough to be winners in the launch draw, so kind of you Sue. Looks like a crafting day weatherwise, at the moment, guess things could change and it only be a crafting evening!!
Heather R Oxfordshire

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I can see why this card would be one of your favourites it's beautiful. I love the milk and blush together they look gorgeous it's a shame the blush is discontinued. If it was my card I would be reluctant to give it away lol!
I bet the winners from yesterday will still be on cloud nine, not only are you generous with your gifts, you are also so generous with your time. I did congratulate everybody yesterday but Congratulations once again!
Hugs x
Heather T

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card, so pretty and feminine with just a hint of Victoriana about it - I think that's down to the Wild Roses embossing folder in the background...every one of the dies you've used is on my wish list already, can't wait to get my hands on them!


Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue , absolutely gorgeous card . I adore the Mauritius & Madeleine dies they are on my "HAVE TO HAVE LIST "Congrats to all the winners .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

nattyboots said...

Oh my Sue ,someone is going to be a very happy bunny to chosen to win this beautiful card.
Congrats again to all lucky winners.

Pam ,Andrew did well yesterday he had the sten/needle in with hardly any problem ,he has to go back tomorrow for another X ray to make sure everything is ok and a date to start the treatment.

June, aww sorry you had a bad night again , enjoy your craft club hope you have a good result with the ribbon.

Tina T , hope all goes well with the injections for Peter.

Hugs to all
Take care
Elaine H X

Val.S said...

Another delightful card,Great use of the dies!

karenlotty said...

Beautiful I nearly bought the Romantic Edger die on Sunday Wish I had now

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card, definitely NOT one for the lads. I love the dies, have got all of the Islands and can't wait to play with them.
Hugs, Rose

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love it

Unknown said...

Good morning sue I hope you are well this morning
What a beautiful card you have for us and the design
Is absolutely wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxxx

Unknown said...

Morning sue and crafty friends.
What a Georgeous card love all the detail on it. I'll have to wAit before I get any more dies as my cars needing tyres lol oh well can't have everything lol

June/pam and ladies. OH call went well lady was lovely and very understanding she will access my medical records anyways do I'm sure she will see for herself. She will make extra recommendations for my manager but I think it was the same as he'd offered me anyways.
Back at dr on the 12th so will see what he says then. People see me walking and talking so think I'm just fine lol they don't see me when I'm getting up and walking like an old lady! I do get frustrated with myself sometimes ah well I'll get there eventually.

June I hope ur new knee hoes well u will feel such a difference after it. Are u having full knock out? Or heavy sedation? X

Love to all and congratulations again to all winners yesterday xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the heart frills at the bottom x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow what a pretty card, really feminin, I think it must be those beautiful peticoat ruffles. I agree about the blush card, such a shame but there are so many other pretty colours in the foundation range - did anyone notice me stroking the packers of card on Saturday I wonder!!! Unfortunately I had already said I didn't need any card so couldn't get away with that one!!! (It was ink on another stand, I think I might need help!!😀). Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxxx
June I know what you mean about collywobbles but just think how good it will be to have a new knee. Xx
Tina hopefully now Peter can start his treatment xxx
Tina and mick sending hugs xxx
Elaine I hope Andrews appointment went well xxx
Tracey I hope all went well with the phonecall, sending you hugs xxx

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. I like the petticoat layers. Also love the soft colour combo.

Congrats to all the winners.

Annie P

Kate's Cards said...

Such a dainty little card. xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card the colours are very delicate.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful Card . love Jean Z xxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue this card is stunning I love it I can understand it being one of your favouritsii was over the moon to see my name on the winners list thank you so much I will treasure my gift love always June Horrocks xxxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
milk and blush are so beautiful together and with these gorgeous dies make a lovely card.
congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes
Muriel X

Anne said...

As Rose said, not one for the men! This is so pretty, Sue.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Anne (Northampton)

Mariejixi said...


Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx think the September release is the best yet xx I'm just starting to work my way through my wish list and these dies are at the top xx live Kim D

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card. the hearts make it look a bit contemporary but the colours chosen make it look a little bit vintage. I love what you have done with the edger die - I thought that these new edger dies would be a hit and this shows that they certainly are


dj said...

Love the petticoat edging on this card!!

Doreen x

Sue MacFall said...

What a beautiful give away - thank you,Sue.
Sue M

BenteS said...

Gorgeous, elegant, romantic
- your card for this giveaway is absolutely stunning!
Thank you!

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue the hearts look fab, Congratulations to all the very lucky winners, hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue the hearts look fab, Congratulations to all the very lucky winners, hugs Johanna

rosiejt said...

What a lovely card, especially the use of the edger.

Tami Grant said...

A very beautiful card Sue. I love the layering you did with your new edger die, it gives the card a petticoat look.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous pretty elegant card such a lovely colour choice.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Lots of delicate detail and lovely colours.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful and feminine card, the colours really work so well with the petticoat style, I love all of the dies on this one too. Congratulations to all the winners and enjoy your prizes.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Absolutely beautiful card sue x its sooo pretty and the new dies look stunning x love the blush card and will really miss it x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes x
Theresa w xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card. Soooo pretty.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card, love the blush and milk together.
Congratulations to all the die winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Bejay said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card today! I love the way you've used the edger to create a 'curtain' of hearts, it's delightful :).
Bejay xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

WOW!!! This is so very beautiful, I absolutely adore it

June x

Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue, so charming. I love the 'petticoat' effect, something else I've never thought of doing. I did have a brain once, before I got old! :)
Congratulations to all the lucky winners today, enjoy playing with your new dies.
Hugs to all who need them today,
Paula x

Unknown said...

Wow, another beautiful card Sue.
Susan, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Congratulations to yesterday's winners. X

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, really pretty

Margaret Iddon said...

Well done to the die winners.

This is a stunning card, suitable for many occasions. Would love to win it, fingers crossed.

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card, everything about it is just stunning , the colour combo. Is perfect.

Thank you for your inspiring ideas, Big Hugs Brenda xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely stunning card, love everything about it! Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card with the heart petticoat, I got the blossom edger and just wondered if you have any tips for layering the open flower over the solid? I get one end lined up but the other end is off!! Hopefully there is a video coming up soon using it.

Maureen a belated happy birthday, I see from you PA that you have been celebrating for quite a while so it must have been a big one!! Hope you've had a lovely time xx
Tracy glad all went well with OH and she was understanding, you've been through so much, big hugs xx
Tina good that Peter now has a treatment plan and hope all goes well

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card especially the hearts.
I still have some blush card so will certainly give this card a try.
Evis M.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a very pretty card, the colour combination is lovely and I agree with where you have stopped as I prefer a less fussy card. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all the lucky Winners, I hope they bring you a lot of pleasure.

Best wishes

Unknown said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely exquisite , simply beautiful. Such a lovely soft card. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.x

Suebak said...

I love the overall lacy effect and subtleness of colours used for this alluring card. It is absolutely charming. Thanks.

Susan x

Unknown said...



Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Pam you are right I am one of the lucky winners and I am over the moon. I hope Sue realises that we would visit her blog every day even if she didn't give so much away. June sorry you are not sleeping well, you wouldn't be normal if you weren't worried about your knee op. Elaine so glad Andrew is finally making progress with his treatment plan. Tina finally Peter can start his treatment I hope it goes well.

Laura O said...

Fab card ,love the heart border,Laura O

Barbara said...

What a stunning card Sue!!!!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, glad there were lots of regulars that won.
Looking forward to your shows this week.

sandieann21 said...

Lovely card. The indian ocean set us definitely on my wish list.

sandieann21 said...

Lovely card. The indian ocean set us definitely on my wish list.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Sue
Such a pretty card today and the heart border is just delightful.
The lucky winner will be very pleased to receive this one.
Yvonne and Elaine - I hope you are having a great time together and I was sorry to hear that Yvonne's collapsing shelves curtailed your cardmaking the other day! Hope you have managed to make up for it these past few days. Like you, I felt pretty tired after that great day at AP. Have a safe trip back home to Stirling, Elaine.
Lesley S x

julie laz said...

Wow I love this card sue, the colour is lovely, this is a what ever card, you can send it for any occasion, and in any colour,
Big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, really feminine.
Rosemary xx

JAO said...

Beautiful card Sue, love these dies.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card and the colour is so delicate. SueL x

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and very beautiful card Sue, great design.

gr karin van eijk

Jean said...

So many lovely layers!

Jane Franklin said...

It is such a lovely colour combination, one I would never have thought of and now it seems I cant anyway!
I expect yon can all guess I'm so excited and can't wait to play with my die. Thank you so much Sue for your kindness. Congrats to all the other winners. Luv jxxx said...

What a spectacular card.You are so talented!

Yorks butterfly said...

Afternoon Sue, what a beautiful feminine card. I am sure whoever wins it will be thrilled, I know I would. Have now uncrossed my fingers and am now working out which of your new dies to order first. Hope the luck winners enjoy their new dies.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning card, soooo pretty.
Pat L, My PA is just jealous because I have so many friends. My birthday was between a very big one and a mega humongous one in 6 years time, if I last that long when she gets her hands on me ha ha. Love and prayers always for Sarah.
June, I'd have more than collywobbles, but my neighbour has had both of her knees replaced and she's like a new woman - my husband wants me to have them done even though I don't need it as he's fancied a new woman for a long time!! It's our Golden Wedding soon, let's hope he gets to see it!!! We'll all be thinking of you on the 13th.
Oh there are so many and I didn't write down the names but I am thinking of you and your husbands who are waiting for treatment, having treatment, in pain or worrying about their jobs.
Maureen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card for the giveaway. Love the soft colours and the Mauritius die is a must have. I even like the upside down Romantic Edger!


Unknown said...

Good afternoon lovely sue and her crafty crew!

You are oh so good to us Sue, as if giving away a whole set of your new release isn't enough you now treat us to one of your favourite creations!!??? We are so lucky to have you as our leader:-) Your generosity knows no bounds.
I can appreciate why you favour this particular card, it's stunning, delicate and ornate.....I particularly love the petticoat effect, the heart edger is simply gorgeous, the embossing on the hearts is such a real showstopper. The addition of the heart border really finishes of the design perfectly. I love the Mauritius die, it's detailing is second to none and it provides a wonderful focal point. It goes without saying that I feel I deserve to be chosen this week, if not for the fact that I was the only member of the audience brave enough to ask a question on live tv, but also because my mum....whose birthday is now refusing to let me back in the house because I didn't get her card signed by you at Ally Pally:-) if you don't choose me as your grateful recipient then I may be left destitute....Yvonne has made it clear that I am no longer welcome at Pixie Palace and I don't think my crafty stash will fit in a cardboard box:-)
Apologies for not commenting sooner but apart from the fact that I was more exhausted than I had anticipated Yvonne is insisting on hogging the limelight as per usual:-) She wanted to update you all on our Ally Pally experience and who am I to disappoint her....besides, im fed up of being sent to the cupboard below the stairs:-)
Today is my final full day in this living hell:-) I never realised just how long nine days could feel, even the eye candy represented by Yvonne's lovely boys hasn't been enough to make this visit bearable....okay, I lie, she has cooked me brownies, scabby roast potatoes on demand, Eton mess and white chocolate cheesecake which we are planning to scoff tonight watching Bake Off, mmm....if you weren't currently in a diabetic coma Sue, I'd suggest you joined us but I don't want to be responsible for your hospitalisation, especially before your Hochanda shows:-)
Lesley S, I'm afraid that such was the mess created in PP's craft room that I have been refused entry, so no crafting as such has been done since last week, never mind. I have a suspicion that my efforts being far superior to hers actually embarrassed her to such a degree that she has sabotaged any future chance to create:-) I'm so hurt that you can't remember my name though Lesely, it's Laine or Lorraine if you want to be more formal, I obviously didn't make much of an impression when we met:-)xxxx
P, I have so missed my babies but you are so right, they will make me suffer on my return that's guaranteed:-) I expect at least one sleepless night with my princess but it will be worth it to be back with them:-)
Tina, so glad Peter has managed to avoid chemo, you must be so pleased. All the best with the first stage of his treatment, it will be a relief to get started.
Elaine, great that Andrew is doing well, I hope his treatment date is soon, the worst thing is the wait.
Jess, I am so surprised that you remembered me from Flawless Designs, it was quite a few years ago now. I so miss the classes and wish there was something else a small world isn't it?
Tracy, great that you have a support network to help you get back to work eventually, but don't put too much pressure on yourself if your not physically recovered yet.
I had a lovely day at Ally Pally, meeting Sue was a real thrill and I will never forget the experience....I'm a little disappointed that she didn't curtesy to me like she did PP though, surely my own Royal status was evident for all to see, well, at least my fellow Wilsonettes can recognise real class when they see it as opposed to those who have self imposed titles and who believe they are Royal by association:-)
Huge hugs to all my besties, hopefully I will meet some more of you next yearxxxx


DeeDee7770 said...

How sweet is this card! Fabulous for that special occasion...bff birthday! So feminine and pretty. Who wouldn't love to receive this card. I love the details,

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning. It gives me an idea how I can use the Butterfly Edger that I just won. Yeah!

Lori from Canada

Judy Hollers said...

Could this be my day to win this beautiful card??? I hope so!!!!! --Judy Hollers

Nana on the Hill said...

Just love the embossing folder & Madeleine die combo, beautiful card Sue, & Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card today Sue I love the heart border at the bottom. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Unknown said...

In wow! I would NEVER have used that border! And to do it all in. Milk.
You are so talented and most welcome here in england.
I wonder it one of your did sets could be named england.

Scottydog said...

A lovely feminine card, especially with the petticoat edge. The Mauritius die is nearly top of my list, just beaten by the Madelaine die, so I'm saving those pennies, otherwise they will have to wait to Christmas! Lol!l
Congratulations again to the lucky winners.

Janet Wilson said...

Very pretty card & gorgeous colour scheme

barbara macaskill said...

Milk and blush are such a lovely combination!! This card is the epitome of elegance, feminine and beauty!! WOuld absolutely love to have this gracing my craft oasis wall! Thanks for the chance to!!

gailgale said...

So,so, lovely! ! !

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is a real Sue card! I love it . The little hearts make a gorgeous frill! I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love to own this one!
I'm rushing about today like a mad thing! Nothing new there some may say!!
Pat L - believe me Maureen looks really young for 94 !! I may not see my next Birthday at this rate!! If you hear of a gentle sweet lady being murdered in Carlisle in October - it will be me and you'll know whodunnit !! Xx
Take care everyone .
Tracy good news the phone call went well!
June - not surprised you are a bit anxious! Sending a big hug!
Love to all Myra xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful giveaway this week. Love the colours again but the dies definitely do all the work..

Anonymous said...

I feel I must apologise to Lorraine for calling her Elaine earlier today, how could I have forgotten in such short a time? I actually had it written correctly on a piece of paper in order to in order to make sure my spelling was correct and then went and put the wrong name altogether!!! Please put it down to a "senior moment"!!!!!!!! Hope you will still speak to me if we meet again next year!! However, I have made note that you spelt mine incorrectly the second time! Lol!!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners and thank you also to Sue for her kindness and generosity in holding these draws.
Lesley S x

ursula said...

Such a pretty card, luv the buttermilk and blush card together, the hearts at the bottom look as if they are made of icing, a lovely combination...thanks Sue ....luv Ursula xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A very feminine card Sue, I love the romantic border.
I still can't believe I have won a die set.
Congrats to all the other lucky winners

SizzlingSuzy said...

Beautiful card, so sophisticated and lush xx

Love Suzanne xx

Unknown said...

Hello Sue and lovely crafty friends
What a stunner today! Love the Mauritius die and the way you have used the Romantic Edger upside down is sheer crafting genius Sue. The colour scheme is gorgeous.
I've had a very busy few days attending a funeral, organising an event for 80 people and then being away with work for 2 days - phew!! So only just been able to look in and was thrilled to see my name in the launch die list. Congrats to all the other lucky winners, hope you have lots of fun using your prizes. Thank you so much Sue for your never ending generosity and inspiration.
I have also had the pleasure of watching Sue's Hochanda show on catch up and viewing the photo's posted on the blog. So nice to put faces to names and especially to see Laine and Yvonne behaving so nicely in the audience at the show, it was great to see you both!! Really must get my planning head on so I can excape to Ally Pally next time.
Love and blessings to all
Deb C xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
Absolutely stunning card and love the colour.
Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

liz spooner said...

A very gorgeous card today Sue.xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is gorgeous, i really love those dies and the mauritius one
is one of my favourites from the launch and is on the top of my list.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow wow wow, this card is stunning Sue.

aka stitchingranny

DeCor said...

What a wonderful card. Love how you used the border die. It doesn't really look like hearts the way you did it. I think the Madeline die is gorgeous.

Littlelamb said...

Wow. What a gorgeous card Sue. Thank you so much for sharing and also giving this card away to one lucky winner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card. I love the new dies.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Pawprintx4 said...

This gorgeous card is so elegant.I like the hearts turned upside down.
Stephanie K

Eunice said...

This is such an elegant card Sue. Love the color choices and really really love the dies that you used!

Janice E Brummett said...

Very pretty card. I usually make the A2 size card, so I would have to leave off the hearts. The hearts really complete the card tho.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the hearts on this.
Beverley W

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the cream and blush and the heart edging is gorgeous.
Di B. x

Isa Cim said...

Hello Sue, How sweety this card is!!! We could eat it! I have all the dies I need to prepare it immediately! LOL Thanks a lot and love from Switzerland Isabelle Cimbali

Unknown said...

A totally delightful card today. Delicate, soft and charming. I love it.

Unknown said...

A totally delightful card today. Delicate, soft and charming. I love it.

gailgale said...

Please do a video of this card!!!!
It is so BEAUTIFUL! !

rolfi said...

Great card, Sue, have been on vacation.
That´s why I´m writing so late.
Rolf xxx

Fikreta said...

so nice!