Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a vellum covered baby blue number.  I started by cutting the Swiss Background out of coconut white card.  I used Duck Egg blue card and backed it.  Using my paper cutter, I cut the background into three equal  strips and added mounting foam to the back of them.  I attached them to another piece of coconut white card for the basis of my background.  I wanted to soften it a bit so I glued a piece of vellum across the entire piece and added white pearls to the corners.  For the focal element, I cut the Bern die in white and backed it in white for a tonal effect.  I cut the centre out of it creating a frame and added mounting foam to the back.  I embossed a small piece of white card with the Dotted Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder and attached the frame to it.  I stamped a sentient and cut it out with the rectangle centre from the centre of the Bern die set.  I inked it lightly with Tumbled Glass ink and attached it in the centre of the frame with foam.  I cut several of the Exquisite Poppies out of vellum and used the Tumbled Glass Distress marker to add veins through the die.  I seated the larger flower on a white satin bow in the lower corner and the smaller flower opposite to it.  I accented both with Olive Branch sprays cut out of white card.  The card was completed with white and duck egg mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  Leave a comment if you like this one and would like to be included in the drawing to win it!  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card love the pastel colours.
Nancyd xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh wow such a glorious card giveaway today, I must have a try at this one, love the colours but the sentiment says what you are Sue----Wonderful. To the lucky winner, enjoy.

Pre-op assessment went well yesterday, my blood pressure was up a bit (only to be expected I thought) but the anesthetist checked the ECG and said I must not take my blood pressure tablet on the morning of the surgery, they will probably do the epidural and sedation method, I said as long as I don’t know anything about it that is fine with me. Surgery is booked for 13th October, only another 15 days but who is counting………………..thanks for all your well wishes yesterday.

Pam – hope you are enjoying your holiday and the weather is kind for you.

Deb Curtis – it must be hard clearing out your father-in-laws flat, I do hope that you and the social services find a suitable care home for him soon, 11 weeks in hospital and counting, it is such a strain on you all and he needs to be settled, hugs.

Theresa W – new hair-do,you will look like a star on your holidays, have a wonderful time.

Tracy I too would like to see a video on the gilding polish, when I tried it I seemed to get all the polish on the background as well as the raised embossed area, I think I must have sausage fingers, there must be an easier way.

Yvonne – Princess Pixie, you so make me laugh with your wonderful comments, I hope when you and Laine spent a happy time on the phone catching up with everything from the past week, would love to be a fly on the wall.

Laine – hope the sinus infection clears up soon, and I could not see any sagging jowls when you made your appearance on the TV at Ally Pally.

‘P’ in Wales – I am sure the flying black cat will be bringing you lots of good luck, when he has finished could you send him my way so I can have some.

Norah – the fortnight will come round before you know it and you can see your very special cherubs again. Nice to see that the ‘Master Tiler’ is having a day off as well, and hope that the 3ply came in, I am sure you are itching to start using it.

Elaine, my windows 10 update went really well yesterday, took about an hour but it gave me a chance to do other things, I can’t see much of a difference but it has got rid of a couple of gremlins that were in there. Hope Andrew is OK

Stephanie – oh you did have a bad day with your dog and the fox doo doo – we can always tell if a fox has left us a gift in our garden by the smell – goodness know what they eat to produce such a mess, but you now have a lovely sweet smelling dog ready to meet the dog sitter prior to you visit to Lottie’s first birthday, enjoy.

Tina T – good to hear that Peter is eating a lot better, hope the Nurse was pleased when she came to change the dressing.

Early start for me today as it is my craft club today and this is a special one as it is devoted to the McMillan Coffee Morning fund raising, we will have raffles and oh some wonderful home made cakes, some of you might have seen the pictures on facebook, looking forward to this.

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

auscrafts said...

Very pretty card

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel young nottm

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really lovely card, beautiful and soft with the vellum piece over. I am sure plenty are hoping to win this one. Have a great day. Bx

DeCor said...

Love this card loads. But then it's also in a favourite colour of mine. I really like the way you did the flowers and the background softening it with the vellum. So many great things you have done on this card, the winner will find it a great inspiration. Have a wonderful day all. Off to an early early Christmas Fayre for Help the Heroes and hoping to get a bit of shopping done.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite & very feminine looking. I love working with vellum & those poppies are outstanding. Yvonne xx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much you are Wonderful, a very pretty card.
June thank you, you always have good wishes for everyone,
I hope all goes well for you, have fun.
Take care all Kitty.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card again today for a lucky winner. Good luck everyone.
Thanks Sue.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A stunning card Sue. I all of it xx

Wacki Macky said...

Beautiful card Sue, the shapes, colours and composition are great,

thank you and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely sentiment to start the day and it comes right back to you girl 😊 I can't think of a sweeter way to start my day, this truely is a beautiful delicate card, I hope you have several more of these samples, I'd be broken hearted to pack this up and wave it goodbye if it was my only sample of its kind lol. That's why your so wonderful, well one of many reasons, you can allow us the chance to own your beautiful babies, and this baby should be framed and admired always.
No Sue day AGAIN Grrr ! Was hoping Cassie would start the process of meeting her baby sitter but it wasn't to be, I couldn't settle while waiting for her call and was in tender hooks, you know what it's like, no matter how others decide to live I always have to have a clean and tidy home for people to visit. What does the mutt do as soon as she's back from her damp afternoon walk - rubs herself down the length of the sofa after I'd struggled to push it round when they were out !!! OMG dog hair everywhere again !!!!! I tell you, this dog is going to be shaven down to her skin lol so back to square one today and hopefully will see this lady today ! The most ironic thing is that we found out, she lives about a dozen doors away from our bungalow ! Small world or what ? Anyway that was my day, hope yours went a whole lot better and we start all over today.
At least I have my usual hugs for you and a little sense of humour after the past two daft days lol. Enjoy your day Sue and thank you for this most gorgeous card today xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a stunning card, very pretty and feminine. Love it. Marion S x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very elegant card, the vellum just adds that "extra something".
Stephanie, the fox poo story brought back some memories - it was our terrier's favourite thing to do (especially when she'd just had a bath)! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Yvonne19856 said...

Good morning Sue.
What a beautiful card. It's so elegantly done with just a hint of colour, making it look so majestic. I really love it, and I confess to you now that I will be trying to emulate this card myself. I hope you don't mind. But only for private use of course. I don't have a business, so I won't be replicating it for profit. That I wouldn't do. 😊
I hope you are well this morning and I look forward to your next creation.
Best wishes to you Sue.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Vellum seems to have gone out of fashion in the last few years but I think you can get some fabulous effects using it. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A very feminine gorgeous card today,love the vellum.
Jan x

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,I really like the look of the vellum over the dies,again gives a different look and the poppy die used on vellum looks great,I have lots of vellum from years ago which sits in a drawer but now can make use of it,thank you,Linda x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
very gorgeous card, love it and the attention to creative details that it offers. x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely indeed.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I would love to give it a new home. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A very elegant and delicate looking card this morning. A beautiful way to show the background die with the vellum over the top and those poppies are stunning, loving the way you have highlighted the vains with the marker. Another one of your gorgeous creations.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card that has a delicate look to it with the addition of the vellum. Love the Bern and Olive branch dies.x

Humberta said...

Good morning, Sue. I am in love with this card. I tend toward soft colors and this is so soft and elegant. Especially love the effect of the vellum.
Thank you for another gorgeous inspiration,

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card today, love the soft colours and the vellum flowers.
I have made a lot of sizes of the poppie in vellum, sugared them as you put it then stored them in a box ready to use, I then add colour to the tips to match the project .
June Smith so glad pre assessment went well and your surgery goes ahead as planned.
It was a male nurse who came yesterday to change the dressing that is covering the dressing on his nephrectomy site, but all went well.
Busy making anniversary card on an autumnal theme for him.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

hettygarlick said...

Gorgeous. I love the addition of the vellum - such a soft look.

TDQ Karen said...

This is so beautiful, love the delicate colours and the way you have added colour to the poppies xx

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty details and layering! Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card for the giveaway, Sue, like the three parts going down the card instead of vertically and glad to see the poppies still making an appearance! Have to make a card for my aunt's 104th birthday next week and think poppies will loom large, with perhaps a butterfly or two - whatever, it has to be tactile as she can no longer see much detail, sadly. It's so odd to think that she was born before WW1.
No, not on anything (imagine dreams if I were ha ha) June you can have all my luck as don't need any currently - not long for the op so TRY not to worry.
Frances - already have black cats, no more needed!!
Tracy, PP has a contender for the title now you've broken the powders out - practice, as they say....
Sending hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-beautiful card, really gorgeous.


Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,such a lovely card .The Swiss background is my favourite at the moment.Another one of your gorgeous cards will have a new home soon !! Good luck everyone. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love that embossing folder and yet another idea for the so versatile poppies. Thank you. Xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love everything about this card, the colour, the dies and the flowers of course.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A very beautiful card today. I love the way the vellum softens the blue. Really pretty.

Love Rosemarie X X

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, this is a beautiful card it has a romantic feel about it with the softening of the vellum, the dies and the colours are so nice together
Kathy B x

Annie Stamps said...

Love the vellum overlay Sue. It looks so pretty, the colours are gorgeous.

Someone will be very lucky indeed to win this card.

Annie P

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hi Sue, I just love the look of the vellum giving it a delicate and soft look. Very elegant and beautiful,mivy C x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Delicate colours, lovely design.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful delicate card Sue. Vellum always makes lovely flowers. JJxx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, vellum my favourite!!! Love, Love, Love it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card you've done for us today. The colors and design are so pretty. The vellum gives it a delicate, almost ethereal look. Whoever wins will be a lucky person.

Have a wonderful day.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love the soft muted colours.
B xx

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, perfect for the giveaway.
Sorry about the Pam Hackett title yesterday, no wifi so gad to post through my phone on Google,
Laine, I didn't take it seriously, you make me laugh with your posts.
June glad the pre assessment went well, won't be long one before you become our track athlete.
Tina, hope Peter is more comfortable today, it is a very long day when you can't sleep well at night, believe me iknow.
Elaine, hope you and Andrew are well, any more news yet.
Tina and Mick, thinking about you.
Tracey, bet the pixie powders coloured your hair too.
Holiday is going very well, although I miss my grandchildren so much. Weather is really good this morning, think it will be the Isle of Wight today.
Hugs to all.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card one that I would be reluctant to give away lol! I love anything that uses vellum fir me it gives your project an elegant look. Years ago I used to do Pergamano and spend hours on each piece but now with die cutting its so much easier to get a similar look for a fraction of the time. I received my poppy dies yesterday and they deserve the name exquisite because they certainly are. Do you know Sue it's only when you receive your dies and embossing folders you realise how much detail is in each one, awesome designing!
Hugs x

JennyH said...

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

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful and detailed card, love the vellum over the background and the flowers are so pretty.
Thanks for sharing,

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the dies and the vellum overlay :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, the poppies look lovely cut out of vellum x

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, so delicate with the pastel colours and the vellum.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Wish you a great day!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue a very elegant card today i love the Bern die and love the way you done the Flowers.
Take care xx.

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty card, love the vellum.
Annette x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue a very elegant card today i love the Bern die and love the way you done the Flowers.
Take care xx.

Unknown said...

Stat s beauty today sue truly wonderful as the sentiment says love the soft colours and the dies thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Scottydog said...

Lovely delicate looking card today Sue. When I first saw it I thought it was a rubber stamp the same design as the Swiss background die! The vellum certainly softens it & gives it that delicate look. Will try this one as I am the lucky owner of this die thanks to Sue's generosity from the launch of these dies. Thank you so much Sue. Would be very proud to win this card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a delicate card in delicate colours. I love the way you have used the vellum as a background and the poppies live up to their name - exquisite. There's going to be a very lucky winner. Best wishes.

Suemac said...

A really pretty delicate card.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the soft colours.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, really soft and gentle. Love the vellum overlay and poppies. I cut my first poppies yesterday out of vellum, how funny is that! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

June it's good the op can go ahead and at least with only a short wait It will quickly pass before you get too worried about it all. Xxx
Pam enjoy the Isle of Wight I think you've got a good day for it weather wise xxx
Sending hugs to Elaine and Andrew Tina and Mick Tina and Peter and a big hug to Tracey xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love it all

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous card
Carol Quinn

Yorks butterfly said...

Oh Wow Sue this is beautiful, who would not like to win this, I know that I certainly would. I will be having a go making something similar with the dies that I have. Love it.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Wow ! a lovely give away card , loving the dies and vellum idea , Good Luck everyone.

June , Pleased your assessment went well , not long to go now.
Good Luck with your craft morning for D Mc , we are having ours on Friday { to be honest not made a cake for ages with the family being on diets , just hope i have not lost the knack ,i am making a choc sponge ,with fresh cream inserted, topped with real chocolate and decorated with strawberries with a choc drizzle over them. } we are using the residence lounge and putting a poster outside so we are hoping the outside people passing will pay us a visit too.

Andrew had his assessment yesterday and he is all set for starting the chemo Tomorrow ,his tummy has cobbie wobbles now the time has come ,i just hope he can be lucky and not feel too poorly.

Pam i hope you are enjoying your holiday

Sending big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Anne said...

This is so pretty, Sue. Love the effect of the vellum.

Anne (Northampton)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very girlie card again today. I love the effect of mounting vellum over the design to make it look a bit dreamy. I have most of these dies so there is nothing to stop me trying to create something similar.


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a really stunning card today, and I love the design and colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anonymous said...

a lovely card Sue, the vellum really makes a difference love from Jackie xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - nice one! Love today's card!
Janette x

hollyberry said...

Love the pretty blue colour,a really beautiful card.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. That duck egg blue is such a lovely delicate colour. SueL x

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the happy band of Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card Sue and so light and airy feeling with the velum on top of the Swiss background. The Swiss set is rapidly turning in to one of my favourite go to sets as it reminds me of little crowns going around the outside of it. The baby blue card is such a beautiful shade of blue and adds that lovely hint of to the card. Thank you flower for such a lovely start to the day as it does make a dull day into one with a piece of sunshine appearing to try and brighten even the worst of days. Have a lovely day Sue and get that inspiration flowing steadily onto paper/card.
I am hoping that the brighter sky that i have at the front of the house travels to the back and brings some lovely weather with it. O.H. did go to it with the tiling yesterday but it took him all afternoon and into early night to put up 4 tiles. Something tells me my sanity would have been better paying for a tiler to do the job and it would have been finished properly without as much wastage. Rory dropped at college for his first long day of the week so at least i don't have "Mum" getting shouted on to make some thing to eat. Why do they always ask if you are making something to eat when they can quite plainly see that you are not, that you are doing something else.
June flower i'm glad that you were good for your pre op even if you let your blood pressure rise at the sight of white coats, lol. Your operation won't be that long away and hopefully after the initial wee grip, that the pain that you are in will be gone and you can start living your life to the full again. I tried that gilding wax and just ended up with a mess all over the embossed card. It doesn't seem to matter how light the touch, it still ends up in places that you don't want it to go on. I think i will stick to putting my fake pearls drops on instead as i don't get into nearly as much of a mess.
Sending hugs to all my Wilsonettes that need, could do with or just want someone to give them one,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A really pretty card. I love it.
Regards, Evis M.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card to offer for a give-away!...I'm not really a fan of blue but this Duck Egg is lovely especially teamed with coconut white and then softened with a layer of vellum...and the Olive Branch sprays work beautifully with those poppies...

JUNE - glad the pre-op assessment went well, have they told you when the new knee will be able to bear some weight?


SassySaz said...

Good morning Sue, another exquisitely beautiful card. You are so talented and thank you for sharing that talent everyday xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the baby blue and the vellum, the poppy die is lovely as well.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours. Josephine x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours. Josephine x

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Sue, I hope to play today with my new goodies, xxxx

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
a wonderful and delicate card you made for us.
The colours are great as well.
Rolf xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, so soft. Colours are gentle and the dies are, of course, fab.
It's singing to me.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue loving the vellum touch..
VC x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love this card, it is so pretty.
Rosemary xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the softness the vellum gives and the olive branch and poppies were made for each other

June hope you have a very successful coffee morning and glad the pre op assessment went well
Tracy thinking of you, how was yesterday?
Elaine sending good wishes to Andrew for the start of his treatment
Hugs to everyone in need of one

Pat xx

Margaret Iddon said...

Fabulous card as usual, would love to win it. The blue looks great under the vellum.

Bejay said...

Good Morning, Sue,
What a delightful card for the give-away this week. I know that we would all be thrilled to own this one. The vellum gives the card a delicate look and I love the poppies. Good luck everyone!
I'm off to the vet today with the little whirlwind that is my new kitten. He's due for his second shot as he's now 12 weeks old. I swear that he's getting more fluffy every day. Yesterday he and the dog had a crazy five minutes chasing each other around the lounge-room until I called a halt to it. He's 'adopted' the dog as his mum and to my surprise, she's very tollerant of him and they sleep cuddled up together at night.
Happy Wednesday, everyone.
Bejay xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card for the giveaway. Loving the vellum overlay and the poppies are gorgeous as always.


Beryl said...

Stunning card Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,such a beautiful card I love it. love Jean Z xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Pretty card and I love how you have done the flowers
Sue M said...

Lovely, lovely card today Sue - the pastel blue and white are just divine! Susan x

Muriel said...

Hello a sue and all
lovely card, blue and white favourite colors, softened by the vellum and the poppies - gorgeous! !
Lucky lucky winner of this beauty,
Muriel x

Deborah Sonnex said...

Morning Sue, well all I have to say is, it's a really stunning beautiful card, and the colours are just perfect for any occasion.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely delicate colours, beautiful flowers and very feminine. I love it.

sandieann21 said...

Gorgeous card,Sue. Love it.

Leanne said...

Wonderful card!

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful and delicate card. Love everything about it

June x

Tami Grant said...

A beautiful card Sue. The blue color is lovely and I love the softness the vellum adds.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Lovely subtle colours
Karen xx

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love this colour.
Susan, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Soft colours. X

Barbara (C) said...

Love the effect of the parchment overlay...Must see the effect when using a pastel colour.

Chris Kelly said...

Hi Sue
I love the pale blue you have used and how the vellum softens the effect. I will try this technique. I think your pierced edges add such style.
Just beautiful.
Hugs from Chris X

Unknown said...

How pretty is today's card - love the blue with the vellum overlay, beautiful. Also really like the poppy die used in a different colour.

in Sheffield

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love your card it is stunning, love the blue and the lovely Bern die.
Di B... x

redfox said...

What a lovely card Sue, I always wonder what to do with vellum and you've given me a great idea! And it might sound tacky to say it, but you are "Really wonderful"!! Love to all Sarah

SueJ said...

A lovely delicate card.

Marianna Hammer said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! I wish it was mine :)

Suzzette Yandle said...

How can the color "Duck Egg Blue" become more beautiful? Add vellum! Gorgeous card today. I really like the Swiss background die. This die is in my stash now.

Anonymous said...

I like the many ways you utilize dies, or parts of dies, to create your lovely cards. It always inspires me to think in new ways. Thank you.
Carol Harris

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today. Just love that duck egg blue colour combination and the dies used.
Love Rosie from Chorley xxxx

Unknown said...

very pretty card and like the colour. Would love to own one of your cards.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a lovely card you could make a few and then add the sentiment later. Sorry I didn't leave a message yesterday my computer took 4 hours to update. Elaine I am so glad Andrew is at last starting his treatment. Your cake sounds mouth watering where is it taking place.

Darlene from SK said...

Love this card! The colors and the look of the die cuts are so delicate.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue

gr karin van eijk

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is gorgeous, I'm loving the duck egg blue.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

ursula said...

Very very pretty, lovely subtle colour...such a stunning card...luv Ursula xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

What a beautiful card Sue, love everything about it.
Must do a catch up and get my notebook.
Love to all those going through hard times xxx
Whilst away I attended the show at West point, which was great fun. I managed to get Sue's Poinsettias and holly gemini, Stuffed animals, Bruges die sets and Leafy montage embossing folder. Today I have started playing with them so having a lovely time. I am in training for my creative weekend in November so trying to build up my stamina. I think I can use the embossing folder all year round so that's a bonus.
I got other things of course and I am enjoying playing with those too.
Take care all xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! I love how soft and dainty this card looks!! The Duck Egg Blue is such a pretty shade of blue! LOVE the flower, ribbon and layout of this scrumptious card and would love to hang it on my wall of honor! Thanks for the chance to!

lritchie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card this morning, love the duck egg blue and would love the chance to win this gorgeous card.

Lori from Canada

Anonymous said...

As always another beautiful card


Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

Oh so pretty and delicate looking. Absolutely Georgeous. Who wouldn't want to receive this little beauty. Xx

Well ladies good news is I'm all clear!! Not so good that I'm still suffering side effects even tho it's been 6 months since treatment finished. He says it could still continue for another 6/12 months but hey ho I'll just suck it up and get on with it even tho my body feels about 80yrs old lol.
Also said it be best to wait another 12 months as well before starting ivf treatment just in case it does come back. As its rates higher in the first two years. So 1 year down another to go.
So happy days all round.

June. Glad ur pre op went well. I'm sure u will have a new lease of life once it's done.
Love to all

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I haven't read anything yet apart from Tracy's news above !! I'm thrilled to bits for you - whoopee!! Best news possible! Sending hugs of joy! Xx
Ps! I'll be back in a minute! You have been warned! X

Pauline A said...

Such a lovely "give away" card Sue. So pretty. Like many others have commented,the vellum creates a soft appearance, whilst the colour and flowers really enhance this lovely card. Hugs xx Pauline A

Myra said...

Hello again Sue,
Today's card is one of my all time favourites I think! It's gorgeous! Thank you so much for giving us so many close up photos of the card. It really helps me appreciate the card and also helps inunderstanding exactly what you have done. I love the colours too and the use of vellum . Very very pretty!
June - great news about your pre- op yesterday and not long to wait! All good news!
Hope all the other tests and appointments go well today.
I would just like to say that Maureen and I are two of the quieter members of the group meeting up in Carlisle again! Trouble is Not Us!! We aren't quiet angelic but we try!!
Now that I've cleared that up I will leave you in peace!
Lots of love to my lovely friends on this blog! Especially Sue!
Myra xx

Teresa c said...

Another pretty card love the colour xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. Great Dies and lovely colour, I really like the softening effect of the velum and your pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Judy Hollers said...

Yes! Please include me in the drawing for this fabulous card!

Pussycats said...

WOW another stunning card , I love the duck egg blue and the finishing touches.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card you have shown us today. The colours are beautiful and the dies together are gorgeous.

Barbara V

Melanie said...

Hi Sue, What a fabulous card and in my favourite colour. I was married in Duck Egg Blue and it is my 7th Wedding Anniversary soon. Please include me in the draw for this card.

Melanie x

Sherry said...

WOW!! such a beautiful card!! love the dies you used! they work really well together!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card!!!
This egg shell blue is so pretty.
The vellum gives it a different look.
I love all the new dies. So lovely.
I wish we could get Creative Expressions paper here in the US.
Thank you for all your wonderful cards and ideas.
They have taken my card making to a whole new level.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Inter sting use of vellum to soften it all down. Especially like the flowers.


Nana on the Hill said...

This is just gorgeous! The colours, the dies & beautiful embossing, & the way you've used the vellum all make a really lovely card. Who ever wins this will be extremely lucky x

Sheila Barns said...

This is the most beautiful card Sue, the colours are just lovely.

Suebak said...

So much that I like about this card. Especially like the use of vellum which does indeed soften the effect. Each time I see the olive branch die I like it more and more. Thanks.


liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue, such soft colours.xx

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful elegant card. Love the dies you have used, everything about this card says 'class'
I would certainly love to give this stunning gift a home.

Hope you have had a good day, take care, Love Brenda xxx

Nanny Jo said...

So pretty and delicate-looking, Sue. I like the use of vellum to soften the colour. Jo xx

~Kathy said...

Think this is a favorite... the combination of soft colors, vellum, and layering is just exquisite!

Theresa said...

loving the diffused effect created by vellum. the olive branch is one of my most used dies, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really beautiful card today.
My earlier post seems to have disappeared so this is going to be short!
I love the soft effect created by overlaying the duck egg blue with vellum, just so pretty.
The lucky winner will be so pleased to be the new owner of this lovely masterpiece!
Lesley S x

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
I love the duck egg blue card and the use of vellum makes it so soft and cloud like.
Whoever wins this card will be thrilled.

Jean said...

Such a gorgeous card and color!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful, beautiful card today. It is gorgeous!!!
Tracy, what wonderful news, I am so pleased for you. Onward and upward.
June Smith, great that pre-assessment hasn't thrown anything up. I'll be thinking of you on the 13th, I'll be with Myra and the others then so we can have a group "thinkalong get better" for you. As Myra says, we are the two quiet ones in the group ha ha.
Pam, glad you are enjoying your holiday - did you get to the IOW?
I'm thinking of Tina and Peter, Elaine and Andrew and Tina and Mick,
love to all
Maureen xxx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely sue and her crafty crew!

You never disappoint with the weekly giveaway Sue, it's always one of your most outstanding creations that you choose to part with and this week is no exception. You've really pulled out all the stops, this card is stunningly ornate....I can't express just how much I love the use of vellum in this way on a card, it really softens the background and adds a touch of class and elegance to proceedings. The soft duck egg blue card is lovely in this design and boy am I glad I invested in the Swiss collection.....I had previously thought that because I have nearly all of your previous country collections that I would now concentrate on the other dies in your releases, stupid me because I am always seduced by them, you seem to offer something different and unique with each of them that makes them a must have for my die collection.
Any one of your loyal followers would be pleased as punch to receive this beauty, it would look wonderful my craft room:-)
I've had a manically busy day today and simply haven't had the time to read through everyone's comments I'm afraid, I do hope that I haven't missed anything important. Spoke to Yvonne last night.....I refuse to use her self imposed title until she recognises my own Royal status and birthright:-), curtsying when I speak with her is simply out of the question no matter how much she begs me to or issues veiled threats to my personal safety! I may be mistaken, but I got the distinct impression that my departure has hit her harder than she will readily admit, having someone that you can look up to and admire and attempt to emulate has been a critical part of our relationship so I think she feels at a loss without me:-) Don't get me wrong, she has her uses too, she is an adequate cook and catered to my sweet tooth during my visit but I feel that my class, sophistication and talents gave her something to aspire too.....though tragically never achieve:-)
Only joking honey, well, only slightly so:-) Enjoy your night with the girls, I'll be thinking of you as I watch Bake Off on my tod......I attempted to make your scabby roast potatoes earlier using goose fat instead of oil, I think I overdid them slightly because my Mum just looked at me as if to say "no chance", she didn't have her false teeth in so the crispy bits were too much of a challenge for her:-) Nevermind, more for me but I will be more sensitive to her needs next time.
Tracy, hope your news was good. I'm very impressed with your attempts at tackling the pixie powders, I am a recent convert having bought 13 of the range. I chuckled at your squeezing technique, I was taught by Yvonne and learned from her mistakes, tapping gently is the way to go with light spritzs of water built up gradually, but it is so much fun playing and the results are fantastic, I'll be using it on my uncles birthday card this week.
Deb C, of course you're a bestie, remember that you are head of security due to your extensive military experience and thus an important and integral part of the blog! How awful for your FIL, eleven weeks in hospital is no joke, I hope that they find him a place in a suitable home soon for all your sakes. Sending hugsxxxx
Wheely, hope that you are okay, worried by your absence. Take carexxx
Norah, Myra, Maureen and friends, your get together sounds awesome but where's my invite?:-) Hope you have fun, though it would be even better if I was there....just ask Yvonne and her boys:-)
Well this was going to be a short comment because I'm shattered and planned to watch Bake Off:-) I've now not only missed my programme but also overstayed my welcome on the blog so I will wish you all a good night and sweet dreams.
Hugs to all my blog besties and anyone in need of a good cuddlexxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
No wonder I could not find the comment I made earlier today. I have just found it at the end of yesterday's comments!! Another senior moment!
Lesley S x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue and lovely ladies
beautiful card today with a muted soft look. Love the vellum overlay and poppies accented with blue. Sooo pretty.
June, thank you for your lovely comment. You're counting days too, glad your pre-op went well and I pray that your op will go well and that you recover quickly.
Laine, hope you're not too down in the dumps, I've had many a sinus infection over the years and they are horrid, you have my utmost empathy. Rest up and get yourself well.
Yvonne, I'm in total agreement with you about Hochanda. Gone off Freeview till Oct and I can't even record to watch back when it's there. I went online to watch Hochanda catch up for Sue's last weekend shows, there was only one show there. Missed so many demos :-( Conspiracy! That's what it is! I'll have to see what I can see on youtube.
Wishing everyone a great rest of the week, sending hugs
Love & blessings
Deb C xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Well this is my second attempt at a comment. I commented earlier this evening and it was my usual lengthy, detailed type spiel. Then I lost internet connection and consequently my comment disappeared into the great abyss x
So I will say that I absolutely love this card Sue. I have never met a Sue card that I don't like. Once in a while though you treat us to a gift that blows me away. This is one of those cards. Love it. My previous (lost) comment went into an awful lot of detail about how wonderful everything about this card is so please forgive my being brief x
I will see you all tomorrow with a comment that is up to scratch but for now I am closing and heading for bed x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Princess P
Yvonne x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so delicate lovely colour choice.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Laura O said...

stunning card as always,love the flowers ,Laura O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW! WOW! WOW! , absolutely gorgeous !!! I LOVE this card !!! The Swiss Collection are my favourite go to dies at the moment. I have everything to make this card so I will definately be having a go at making my own version of this one !!! I have even just bought the Duck Egg Blue cardstock to. Everything about this card is perfect. Thank you. I am so sorry I have not emailed you back personally Sue but I am still unwell and I have developed Vertigo today. I cannot move my head without feeling really sick. I will try tomorrow. Sending you lots of love and big hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Sending everyone lots of love from Tres x x x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Absolutely beautiful card sue x the vellum looks so soft and pretty x thankyou for your inspiration x
Another late post but been so busy with packing and panicking ! Not flown before so getting in a bit of a fluster already and not going until Friday !
June so glad the pre op went well x
Tracy what fantastic news x things can only get better for you now x sending you a big hug x
Wheely hope you are ok x miss you x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a very pretty feminine card. I would love to win it.
Véronique L

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue sorry I'm so late our internet went down & just come back on.
I love Todays card love the colours & designe & your flowers are gorgeous
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Just a quick message sendig Hug's to all my friends & everyone xxx

Anonymous said...

Just as your card says ' you're wonderful'.
Enjoying you blog - great inspiration.
Kirstie B

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so pretty and looks so delicate.
really love the vellum on it and the way the beautiful die shows up softly
behind it.
The pastel colour is so pretty to and it all adds up to one perfect card.
I love this one.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Eunice said...

Sue this is a very dramatic card, love how you used the dies and your color choice is spot on.

Maria said...

Evening Sue and everyone.

Sorry haven't been able to comment for a while but have spent the evening
looking through all the wonderful cards, reading comments and congrats to all
the latest winners of cards and comment winners. Thank you Sue for having the
time for a chat and photo taking during your very busy scheduled at Ally Pally.
I loved seeing the photos you sat up on the blog and to get to see some of our
friends so I hope to meet you in April again and many blog friends.

Tracy- wonderful news, I'm so happy for you.Celebrate life !
You also very brave in using the pixie powders, can't wait to
hear how it goes :) hugs x
Pam- hope you have a lovely time in Bournemouth and around. My
MIL and step-son lived down there for many years so have many happy
memories of the nice seaside.x
Elaine- good luck to Andrew for tomorrow. Hope it all goes well.x
June- hope the coffee morning went well and you had some nice cakes :)
Will be thinking of you on the 13th and everything crossed x
Norah- it was lovey to read about little Harry, can't believe he
is 15 month already. Glad Rory doing alright. Liked to be a fly on
the wall when you all meet up in Carlisle soon. Hope you have a
great time with them all, even Maureen and Myra :-) You will only
be an hours trainride away x
P- should we be worried ? A flying black cat ey :-) take care x
Laine- so sorry you had such an awful delays coming back home and now
you suffering with sinus infection . Bless you, You need a holiday so
start saving up for your next journey South in the spring. Heard you
bought a lot of new lovely things so have a good play. Shame I can't
see your cards unless you posting them on FB or pinterest. Lovely photo
of you and Yvonne, you looked so well and you got to meet Sue. Were Darcey
and Brodie fine when you got back ? Take care x
Yvonne- glad the time with Laine went well and you had a great time together.
Glad your son got a job, so hard for the youngsters these days. hugs x
Also hugs to Tina and Mick and Tina and Peter x

To all wilsonette's and to my very good friends, have a good night
Maria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
So I have finally been able to view your blog albeit so late or should I say early.
Just love this one such a good use of vellum.
The winner of this give away is going to be one very lucky person.
Look forward to tomorrows post.
Heather R Oxfordshire

karenlotty said...

So pretty, I think you know my experience of "covering" a background with vellum. I don't think I'll be making that mistake again But when it works the effect is beautiful

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well what a beautiful giveaway card. Someone is going to be so very happy if their name is drawn out
Good luck everyone hope everyone is well and those that are on holiday have a fantastic time
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
A truly amazing card love the vellum on top making the card so magical. The dies and your layering techniques are so fabulous. New York loves your work and products.
Thank you!

DeeDee7770 said...

Wow Sue, this card is absolutely stunning! The duck egg blue is so pretty. Very feminine and lots of detail. Beautiful dies make beautiful cards. Have a great evening.

Unknown said...

Just simply beautiful


Rosie said...

Yet another gorgeous card Sue. Just love those pastel colour combination...
Love from Rosie from Chorley xxxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, just looking back on your cards, not been well again) this one is right up my street I love it, I'm copying this one sue hope you don't mind, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

NannaShaz said...

Hi Sue and all wilsonettes
Gorgeous cards as always so glad i have caught up all i missed while away
Have a good day everyone
lots of love

Fikreta said...

wonderful card!