Monday, 10 October 2016

For My Friend

 Hello bloggers!  Today's card offering comes from the September release dies.  I started by cutting an oval frame using both the Double Pierced Ovals original set and Set B.  I used the B set to add the very thin outer black frame around the original white ova frame.  I cut the centre die from the Scalloped Lattice Frames set B to add a pretty scalloped background behind the oval frame.  I cut two sections of it.  I backed it with a piece of black card to show through.  I placed the frame and backing onto a piece of Blue Dusk card.  To the side of the blue card, I added thin edges created by using the Striped Swirl Edger thin strip cut in blue dusk card and backed with black card.  I mounted both edges with foam to raise them for dimension.  I stamped my sentiment and used the Double Pierced Noble Circles to cut a multi-layer frame out of white and blue and seated it over my sentiment.  I attached it in the centre of the larger oval frame with mounting foam.  I completed the card with blue flowers cut from the Exquisite poppy die in opposite corners and accented with Lace Edged Leaves in black.  I added two small flowers to the sentiment circle as well.  White, black and blue mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card, just gorgeous.
Elaine, I'm so sorry to hear that Andrew has stomach pain. He is wise to check it out, you must be so worried..
Tina hope Peter is doing well and feeling more comfortable. Your friend had a long and full life but you will miss her.
Tina and Mick, always in my thoughts.
Frances hope your husband is showing some improvement, sending hugs for you both.
Maureen and why shouldn't you be spoiled, it is a very special occasion. Enjoy it.
Tracey, Laine, Lorraine and all who are not well, sending huge hugs.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very pretty card today, I wished I had bought the swirly lattice as it looks really good behind the oval and circles, I do have all the noble ones though so might try this with the straight lattice which I have.

Frances - I hope your hubby continues to improve, the more he tries with the exercises the better, sending healing hugs.

Laine - hope the puncture gets fixed soon, I know where you are coming from.

Elaine - Hope when the drs. check out Andrew's stomach pains that it is nothing to worry about, special hugs to you all xxx

Tina and Peter, Tina and Mick and everyone else sending special hugs

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

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card. Loving all the oval frames and circles. It does not seem to matter what materials you use but the poppy flowers always turn out beautifully. Another one for my box of stash.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Oh Sue what a beautiful and stunning card and such gorgeous colours too. Just had two weeks hols and have so missed your daily missive, thanks for sharing. Hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

auscrafts said...

Love all the dies used for this card

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card and made in one of my favourite colourways
Jan x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card this morning, I love the lattice background and the poppies the colours are so delicate, with the black making it pop!!!!
Just waiting for my Hochanda foliage dies to arrive along with the embossing folders and pine cone embellishments from the previous weekends show. I have the two new snowflake dies so once my new order arrives I can play,
Thank you Pam for your kind thoughts regarding Peter and myself. He is now eating, and sleeping well and getting back some of his cheeky ways like last night he had been for an hours lay down and got up asking for his breakfast this being 9:30pm. Like a good wife did him some!!!!!
June Smith, hope you are feeling better.
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them.
Tina T xxxx ����

tracy w said...

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

Dragonsnap2 said...

Another beautiful card today. Love the colours. Stunning.
Happy crafting.
D xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card really like this blue colour.
Nancyd xx said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
We have now caught up with all the tv shows. Thank you sue they were brilliant.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue. JJxx

Netty The Runner said...

Another fab creation Sue.
Annette x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Another lovely blue and white beauty with the black accent to make it really ping. Love trellis detail and poppies, they are so versatile.
Muriel x

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card
Carol quinn

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Morning Sue
What a great card I love it all xx

TDQ Karen said...

What a beautiful card, really love the background and the colours go really well x

Linda Graham said...

What a lovely combination of your dies Sue and my favourite colour,I have the lattice background and your baby dies but not had time to try them yet,when I see your lovely creations it makes you want to craft but need to work to help pay for these lovely dies you create for us,thank you,Linda x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card, the poppy set of dies have fast become my favourite 'go to' of my flowers. I love the trellis die the details are gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very lovely card, I especially love the scalloped lattice background die, really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What an absolutely gorgeous card to start the week. The colour scheme, the design, mix of dies and finishing touches all come together so beautifully, I love it and it's something that I'd love to replicate had I got the talent and dies but I have neither ! But it really is pretty Sue.
Well Sue, nanny did it again ! What's up with me ? Some nannies embarrass themselves by being to loud, some by being too over powering and think they know best, me, I end up in tear's over the most smallest thing lol. Baby Sensory is all about development, and all the senses hence the name. So that part of the day started with a song all about saying hello to the day and friends, about the sun and the warmth growing the corn, the lyrics alone are beautiful but put that with the stunning sweet gentle voice of the group leader and watching my daughter with her daughter nesting between her legs singing to her little girl, doing the hand movements so slowly and the odd signing hand movements, looking at her daughter with so much love, well I can tell you I was a jibbering mess lol can you believe it ? Why ? Lol. It's a good job my family know how 'sensitive' I am and I think they may have expected me to be stupid cuz as I looked up through tear's after trying to video Lou and Lottie I saw her turn to her husband and dad and say " mother's off" laughing lol !!! I need to get a grip me thinks, but that's just me, a little bit daft I'm afraid ! But they put on a lovely afternoon for their daughter and the little guests had so much fun, and considering there were lots of little guests, it was fairly free of baby cries can you believe, Baby Sensory is a God send it has to be said lol.
And to top off a beautiful afternoon of making memories, when we got back home, our son in law had sent a lovely message saying Lottie couldn't ask for more loving grand parents and that HE loved us both..... think we've cracked it lol.
On that note Sue, I will thank you again for a beautiful start to our week, and hope you have a lovely day, so take this hug and use it when you want it xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely colours, very elegant design

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the design and the dies are amazing. I need to make a sympathy card and your card has given me inspiration. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

This is a timeless,elegant card Sue. Thank you. Xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the dusky blue card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue a very elegant card i love the blue and the background have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh what a wonderful design, Sue, using ovals with circles and it really works. Sadly don't have ovals or lattice but feel the need....... reckon there's an eighth deadly sin, lusting after your dies! Great colours and love the black side strip and of course the poppies. Love it love it.
Frances, hope your husband is improving - and not too far for visits or the dreaded hospital parking?
Laine, hope your mobility issues sorted soon before you go stir crazy - if you were my neighbour Mr P would have sorted things out quickly - a very handy chap. Yes, vets do see more of us than they would wish, but had a terrible blow as my super vet of 16 years is leaving (more time with her own dogs/horses/husband's business) lots of tears. Been blessed with 2 spectacularly wonderful vets over the years and really thought she would be with us for life - ah well. She understands about ferals and 'special needs' and has an empathy with everybody and will be missed by scores of us. Very sad. Honestly, it's almost like a bereavement, feel devastated. Best wishes to your BF - PP, missing the banter.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card ,loving the swirly die and colours used.

Pam , Andrew had a better day yesterday, and slept the afternoon away .

June, how is that cold doing ?

Thank you my friends for your continued support for Andrew , it means a lot to us .

Big hugs to all and take care
Elaine H X

shabbycraftcabin said...

Good morning Sue,

Couldn't believe my eyes when in saw my name as i scrolled down to yesterday's blogs !!! Thank you so much !! Today's card is stunning yet again, love love love the scallop lattice die. Take care, Ivy C x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card, lovely colours.
B xx

Debra K. said...

What a lovely card! The colour combination is great and the design is wonderful. Debra x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A very beautiful card today. I love the oval dies. Sadly don't have them at the moment, but they are on the list.

Love Rosemarie X X

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

Suemac said...

Gorgeous. Card

dmjones said...

A lovely card, leave the flowers off, and it could be for a male!!

Doreen x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Loving the scalloped lattice. Great card as always.

Karen Drew said...

So lovely. The colour is gorgeous
Karen xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the blue colour and the poppy flowers x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today and such delicate colours with just the pop of black. As always the poppies look gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew and Tracey and Francis too xxx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, just gorgeous. Marion S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card . love Jean Z xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, lovely shade of blue. SueL x

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely design, all the different diecuts work so well together and you've just reminded me that I need some more of the basic shapes like the ovals and circles to give me more options for framing, so thanks for that!...


Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue. I agree with Izzy about the need for more basic shape dies - they make so much difference to a card.

Anne (Northampton)

Unknown said...

Morning Sue I really like this card the dies are lovely and I like the colours you've used
Kathy B x

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card.

Unknown said...

A stunner todaysue I love the colours the circles are brill the dies also a bery special card thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I love the way the black pops out on this gorgeous card,a lovely start to the week,
Best wishes
Karen M

Annie Stamps said...

Stunning card Sue. I love the background die. Enjoyed watching your shows.

Annie P

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love everything about it.
Thanks for sharing,

hettygarlick said...

I love that - it's so pretty. The colour combination is lovely and works so well.

Unknown said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Loving the scalloped lattice and the Noble Dies they are my favourite!
Stephanie made me smile describing how she felt watching her daughter and Lottie, beautiful memory!
Love Marg

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful card this morning I love the layers youve created with that lattice die and the flowers are so pretty to. hug sShirleyxxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card once again Sue.
VC Cumbria x

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I really like this card today. I have most of these dies so should be able to create something similar. The only die I don't have is the one you have used on the border and I really think this is going to have to go on my wish list.


Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for a lovely card - the colours work so well together.
Sue Mac

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card on this bright Monday morning. Love the use of dies to make such a beautiful design.

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue and ladies,

What a stunner of a card to greet me this morning. Loving it so much.
Congratulations to all the comments winners this last month.

Been absent again for a quite a while as Jamie, Grandson No.1, and myself have been on The Great American Crossing, West to East Coast starting in New York and finishing in San Francisco. This trip incorporated Route 66, Grand Canyon culminating in driving from Los Angeles to SF along the Pacific Highway. These were 3 trips that my beloved Pete and myself were going to make when he had finally retired. He didn't make it so Jamie has done them with me in his memory. So much was packed into our trip, it was truly amazing although living out of a suitcase for almost 4 weeks was sometimes not so much fun.
We have over 1,000 photos between us and met the most loveliest of people sharing our coach with whom we will stay in touch with. We are even talking about a Tour Reunion for next year! How's that for special friendships forged quickly? Pete would have loved to meet them, they are his kind of people. No-one fell out at all the whole 4 weeks, fantastic that!

Catching up on all the posts I missed.
Special hugs, healing thoughts and gentle prayers for all Wilsonettes who have not had such good health lately. I hope your days improve.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
It's a beautiful card today, with a lovely sentiment.
P in Wales, I hope your next Vet is as wonderful.
June S - hope you well and ready for Thursday.
Love to all in pain worried or are caring for anyone.
Maureen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
So like this one clean lines
Heather R Oxfordshire

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card today, it is just sheer loveliness. I love the scalloped lattice as well as all the other dies used. I think the Camellias would lend themselves to this type of design, too.
Hugs, Rose

Val Jones said...

Beautiful Sue in my favourite colours. Just love the lattice die.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Wacki Macky said...

Hi Sue, I'm late today with my comments, just got back from Hospital - been there all night with my Hubby Dave,I had to call an ambulance for him last night as he had a very bad chest and couldn't breathe. After various tests and things it is a bad chest infection and not the pneumonia they at first thought. He was on a trolley but I was on a plastic chair so very little rest or sleep, which I'm hoping to get once Dave is back home, maybe later today.

Anyway, the card is great as usual and I loved your shows over the last few days. Your dies and stamps and embossing folders get better and better,

thank you so much for the daily treats and craftyhappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

Beautiful card and I love the colour combo. I'm quite liking the oval dies now but I've not got them yet. Xx

Both Tina's thinking of u xx

Steph. I was almost crying there myself reading ur post it sounded so lovely. Nothing wrong with being sensitive. I was once accused of being overly sensitive!!! Blooming cheek better than having no feelings at all lol xx

Frances hope ur hubby is a little better x

Laine. Hope u get ur wheels fixed soon.

Speaking of wheels. Where is our wheely bad??? Xx
Love to all xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue love this card. I would never have used circles with ovals but it works .Thank you Sue for your inspiration . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely oval lattice and floral sprays.

Kate's Cards said...

A lovely card. xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

Such a stunning card today

June x

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Another beautiful card offering from our Sue. It is a great card and one I am sure will be replicated by many of your followers
I have not got these dies but may well have to add them to my crafty stash
Have a brilliant day folks
Fantastic blog Sue filled woth genuine people that care
Thank you all
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

SueJ said...

A really lovely card, love the colour and the dies used.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, need to save up for those noble circles and ovals, love it

Cheryl welcome back sounds like you had a wonderful trip
Frances and Pearl hope your husbands are feeling a little better this morning
Hugs as always to everyone who needs one

Love and best wishes

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Ooooh! I love today's card and how Have I managed to miss that dusky blue card? Lol! It's a lovely shade but then CE don't do any nasty shades!
I just love the ovals and the hint of black and the pretty little flowers gorgeous! Thank you!
Laine - sorry about your transport situation! I hope you get your scooter fixed ASAP !! Speaking of which - will see Norah tomorrow all being well and she does wheelies on hers!!!
Frances - hope your husband continues to make progress! Look after yourself too - hospital visiting on top of everything else is tiring!
Diane - make sure you are in bed early for that early Flight tomorrow! I'm bringing a big book for you as I know you've loads of room in your case! Ha ha!
Elaine - so pleased Andrew was comfortable and able to have a good take care too!
Tina - good news about Peter's appetite - just hope he didnt want lunch at 2am!!
Love to all. Myra xx

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! The Blue Dusk really makes the black and white look even more elegant than usual!!! A beautiful card and the flowers are lovely!! TFS!

Unknown said...

Beautiful and love the colour


sandieann21 said...

Lovely card. The ovals are on my wish list.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue today's card is beautiful I love the scalloped trellis
Frances & Pearl I hope your husbands health is improving

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue today's card is beautiful I love the scalloped trellis
Frances & Pearl I hope your husbands health is improving

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card for the start of the it!!
Well, I've been in the wars again and this time, Pam, you'll be pleased to hear I went to the doctor. How about this...I called the surgery starting at 8:00 only to get the engaged signal. This went on for ten minutes and when they finally answered I almost dropped the phone lol. I nearly dropped it again when I was told I could be seen at 10:30. This meant I had to catch the 9:00 bus. By this time its about 8:20 and I'm still in my pjs! I managed to get a shower, eat a slice of toast and get dressed in time to crawl to the bus stop. Yesterday, I got up from the chair in my craft room and it was like a bolt of lightening had gone through my left side. I actually screamed and fell to my knees the pain was so bad. Of course, Misty (the dog) chose that moment to want to go out so I literally had to crawl on my hands and knees to the kitchen and try to open the door...what fun I do have. Of course, if my sister was still living in Newquay I would have called her but I'm on my own now. It eased off enough for me to get up and I ended up laing on the bed with a hot water bottle. I almost decided that I'd arrange a house call as I didn't think I was going to be able to make it to the surgery but today it had eased up enough to make the trip. Turns out it's a problem with my sacroiliac joint. I thought it might be sciatica but between us we managed to rule that out, between us being Dr. Cath asking where the pain was and me telling her lol. She's a great doctor and is probably the only one I've ever actually liked. She told me to rest it as much as I can as the worst pain is in the initial stages...bad week to relax and not do any lifting, the Minx is off to the vet on Wednesday, I've got a grocery order coming on Thursday and it's back to the health park on Friday for my annual blood least I can rest for the remainder of today and again tomorrow :).
The funniest part of the morning was getting a text from the surgery to remind me about my appointment at arrived while I was waiting for my prescription in SuperDrug at just past 11:00 lol.
At least the sun is shining after a chilly start to the morning, things always look better when the sun shines don't they.
Hugs to everyone who needs one today, and healing thoughts to all who may not be feeling too well right now.
Happy Crafting, everyone.
Bejay xx

Anonymous said...

Loving the scalloped lattice background Sue. Yet another added to the wish list. I have stopped buying magazines so that I can afford at least one new die each month so the wish list is diminishing, but knowing you that wont be the case for long lol.

aka stitchingranny

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card again Sue

Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

A very striking card today. Love the color combination. The Poppy dies make lovely flowers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a striking card.
Thank you for sharing.
VĂ©ronique L

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like the die combination and the way they have been used and your florals are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the color of the blue.

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadians out there!

Lori from Canada

Suebak said...

The scalloped latice background on this card is very effective. Lovely!

Susan x

Eunice said...

This card is lovely, really like the colors that you used. The Poppy dies are fast becoming my fav.

ursula said...

Wow a stunning card, love the black on blue, unusual to see both oval and round die cuts on the same card, quite striking....thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue and lovely ladies
What a stunner today. I got the scallopped lattice, it's such a beautiful die and so useful. Sadly not the basic pierced shapes, will have to make do with what I have for now ie un-pierced lol. The colours are gorgeous and as always, love love love that pop of black.
Sorry I've been missing for a few days, it's been bonkers here and now I got the lurgie, cough, splutter.
Well we've finally got FIL's flat sorted, it's been an emotional time seeing this old man's life packed up into cardboard boxes and bin bags, most of which were destined for the tip. His dog was rehomed a few months ago but when we were cleaning we found some little paw prints where the dog had walked in some red paint and then in onto the hall floor.
Steph, I think I'm in the sensitive camp with you, yes I did shed a few tears when I saw them. Close to it when I read your post too! Sounds like Lottie had a fab time with all the family there to create those precsious memories with her.
Laine, sorry to hear about your puncture on your chariot. You're right, this simply won't do. How is a lady to get about with a puncture? Hope you get it sorted and you can get out and about real soon.
Cheryl your trip sounded amazing. We did the Pacific Coast Highway roadtrip 20+ years ago and have been wanting to go back ever since. One day...
Yvonne, hope you're OK Princess.
Lynda, hope you are too, after your flu jab.
Sending hugs to everyone who needs one.
Love & blessings
Deb C xx

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful details! Love the flowers!

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card and great colour combination.x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I really like this card your noble circles are at the top of my want list. Bejay please try and listen to your doctor you need to rest. Steph reading your comments brought a tear to my eye I to cry at everything. Elaine I'm glad Andrew slept better.
Deb what a wonderful trip. Pearl I am glad your husband is not as poorly as first thought though a nasty chest infection is bad enough.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

karenlotty said...

Aeautiful card in beautiful colours. The black really makes it all pop

liz spooner said...

This is lovely, I always like this colour combo.xx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card!!! Love everything about it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow a stunner today and totally up my street. Love the colours, love the background and most of all love the noble dies - just gorgeous....

Lesley said...

Sorry not been around fora while but have had a quiet relaxing 3 weeks in a village in Spain. But have come back to this beautiful card. Love the colours. Now have some Xmas shows to watch on catch up.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card, love the oval with the tiny border, that lattice background and the sweet poppies with the lacely leaves!! The Exquisite poppy die is one of my favourite!

Theresa said...

this is an exquisite card! that blue dusk is a terrific colour. need to get some of that, maybe at the next ally pally,hugs xx

gailgale said...

This is one beautiful card!!
You always give us so many wonderful idea on how to use your dies.
Thank you so very much!

gailgale said...

This is one beautiful card!!
You always give us so many wonderful idea on how to use your dies.
Thank you so very much!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Di said...

HI sue,
Lovely card, the colours are beautiful and the dies to die for.
Do B. x

Fikreta said...

super nice card!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and I like the colours (yes, even the black bits!) and the scalloped lattice is fast becoming a favourite. The poppies are as beautiful as ever.

Huge thank-you's to June S, Diane G, Myra, Lynne L, Tracy and Pat L. Hope I haven't missed anyone. Hubby had more tests today and starts physiotherapy tomorrow.
Laine - thank you and have your sinuses cleared up yet?
Crewe Trish - it could have been so much worse, I am thankful for small mercies.
'P' - it takes about 25 minutes each way if the traffic is good, a bit longer if I catch rush hour. Parking has been relatively easy so far. My favourite vet retired a few months ago and it really doesn't seem the same without him so I can empathise with you.
Cheryl - so glad you had such a fantastic trip and have made some lovely memories.
Crafti Moggie Pearl - you have my sympathy it's no fun just sitting around and waiting.
Bejay - I think we should just declare you a disaster zone! Hope you can manage some rest and that the pain subsides.

Thinking of all our other poorly Wilsonettes and their families and hope everyone gets better soon.

Sue, sorry this is such a long post but everyone is so caring and thoughtful, just like you.


Laura O said...

great card Sue love the scalloped trellis die ,Laura O

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh WOW !!! WOW !!! WOW !!! I LOVE today's card !!! The colours go beautiful together and I love all the dies you have used. The Noble Oval dies look fab with the Noble Circle dies in the centre. I love the scallop lattice dies in the background and your new Swirly lace edger dies look fantastic Sue !!! As always I am loving your Poppy dies and Lacey edged leaves dies. Both of these finishing touches dies are among my favourites at the moment. I use them all the time. Such beautiful finishing touches to your gorgeous card today. This is really my kind of card. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, really lovely,

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

An absolute stunner, love the lattice dies in the frames, I love the colours and the flowers. I have enjoyed the shows over the weekend too, put me right in the mood for Christmas cards and I'm going to try make some soon. My best wishes to you and many hugs x

I read today's comments but have been unable to read back over the last week so forgive me if I miss anyone or anything...

Elaine, my best wishes and hopes for Andrew that he's ok, big hugs x

Nanna Tina and Mick, Thinking of you, big hugs x

Tina T and Peter, thinking of you too, big hugs x

Steph, I can feel the pride in and love you have for your family in your words, so lovely to be told how much you mean to them. Just beautiful and heart warming, big hugs x

P, a great vet who understands your animals needs is very special and I can appreciate how you feel about her leaving. Big hugs, thank you for your message on Tina E's blog, it meant a lot and Billy sends wags and woofs x

Cheryl, love that you and Jamie fulfilled Pete's wish in his memory. What wonderful memories you've made with your grandson. Another beautiful thing I have read today on this blog! Big hugs x

Bejay, how awful! Have sacroiliac joint problems myself and the first time must be so frightening, my heat mat is my best friend when it plays up! I hope however your doctor chooses to treat it you are in a lot less pain now, big hugs and take care x

Deb C, thinking of you, must've been a difficult day, big hugs x

Laine, Losing the use of our battery operated chariots is a nightmare. Just ordered new inner tubes and front boots for the beast and extra tubes for my manual chair. I use puncture proofing in the tubes on the power chair as solid tyres offer no suspension at all. Hope you get fixed up and back on the road asap, big hugs x

Fluffycat Frances, best wishes to your hubby. Hope he gets well soon. Big hugs x

Tracy, thank you x big hugs x big hugs also to Princess Yvonne Pixie I, Norah, Pam, June, Maria, Lorraine F, Marg, Pat L and Sarah, Theresa W and Lynda- Billy sends wags and woofs x

I know I meant to message last week but I don't remember if I achieved it. Billy has been has found to have a partial cruciate ligament tear which has caused arthritis. It was only found once the tear has got bad enough to cause him to limp and his knee to get hot. He got some medicine and this stops the swelling and pain. An x-ray confirmed it last Wednesday. We saw the surgeon Friday and he has an op this Wednesday called a TTA, which involves a metal plate being put in his tibia and the ligament being repaired too which all together should lessen the pressure on the meniscus (the spongy bit between the leg bones) and prevent it being damaged, lessening the chance of bad arthritis. I gotta keep my nutty mutt as calm as I can to let his leg heal, I got to block his view of the windows so he won't jump up to look out and put big boxes on the furniture next to the windows he jumps up on. I know it sounds mean but it's the only way as he forgets in that moment of excitement and if he damages his leg before it's healed it's not a good outcome... I don't want to think about that! I will be back soon as I can after to tell his fan club how he's doing.

Sorry, two-parter...

Pussycats said...

Beautiful card sue. I love the blue with black, really works well. I am always amazed to see how you create your cards full of fresh ideas each die. Its a pleasure to come onto your blog each day, thank you. Wendy

Wheely Bad said...

Okay, here we go, not too long I promise...

All the travelling to and from the vets has rattled my bones and has got me tired out again. I got things to sort for my hospital visit at the end of the month so must do it as soon as I can, have appointments with doctor and nurse to see to soon as I can too, was given different migraine meds which have given me one or two clearish days a week but hard to tell with so much to think about. With all of it going on I have forgot about feeling down, not enough energy to feel sad!

Mr still hasn't had job success, had interviews on almost everything he's applied for but no luck, good feedback but everyone tells him there was someone better qualified which is fair enough as they don't want to have to spend time training someone. He found a bricklaying job a 45 minute drive away on Sunday though, a years contract and he'll apply later this week as he's doing some work for family last few days and as much as I love him it's been nice to have thinking space again!

I got to call it quits here for now as my head was funny earlier and it's paying me a return visit as it's almost time for bedtime meds and sleep.

Miss visiting here so much when I can't but believe me when I say I think of everyone and always hope you're all doing well. Big hugs and best wishes to all, if not before I will be back to let you know how Billy gets on. Have a great week & happy crafting everyone,

T x

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love your Scallop Lattice die which always looks fabulous. Must pop it on my list. X

Littlelamb said...

Sorry was missing yesterday Sue but wasn't feeling great after God flu jab on Saturday. Slept all yesterday morning. Sons great cards. Thank you for sharing. Maureen glad you and George had a great weekend.,

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card Sue, absolutely top notch. Not got any of the dies so will just have to look on in praise.
As it's so late I will try and catch up tomorrow but I can feel the pain flowing through my body that heralds the start of a flare so may not succeed.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Jean Bullock said...

This is a beautiful card. The layers and details are exquisite without being too ornate. If someone gave me that card, I would frame it and hang it. Well done. Pinned as usual.

Sandy H said...

Stunning design. The scalloped lattice background is lovely.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Another stunning card Sue. Love the Scallop lattice die it looks so good with the mix of the Nobles. Thank you again for your beautiful card Sue.

DeCor said...

Another stunning card Sue. Love the Scallop lattice die it looks so good with the mix of the Nobles. Thank you again for your beautiful card Sue.

Dawn Holben said...

absolutely stunning card, love the whole design and the beautiful dusky blue.