Friday, 3 March 2017

Thanks

Hi there my crafty friends! I have a card and something to share with you today too (at the bottom of the post!)  A classic navy and white colour combo for today's card.  I embossed a coconut white piece of card using the Dot Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder for texture.  Next I cut the Ornamental Accent die five times in French Navy card and backed them with white card.  I nipped off the end of the dies, keeping just the top part and arranged the in a border across the over portion of the card.  For the focal element, I cut the outer portion of the Geneva die in white, adding mounting foam to the back of the frame.  I used the inner die to cut a decorative background in navy card and seated the frame over it.  I stamped my sentiment, cut it with the oval  and then seated it over the smallest die in the set cut in white to give it a decorative frame.  I added a blue poppies around the frame and white Lace Edged leaves as accents to them.  The card was completed with white and navy mats.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.

When we had our big wholesale trade show (called Stitches) last weekend and they announced the annual Craft awards.   I am pleased to announce that I was the recipient of the Crafts Beautiful award for Best Craft Blog!  I am very excited to have received this award and wanted to thank all of you that took the time to vote.  It means the world to me.  Here is a pic of the framed award for you to see!  All for now, Sue x








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176 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, perfect for a miserable Friday morning. Congratulations on the award, truly well deserved and it is the best blog ever
Helen, hope your op went well and that you are not too sore. I'd give you a hug but might hurt you so blowing a kiss.
Elaine, I hope Andrews treatment went well. It is natural for him to be nervous after he has been well fit a few days. Soon he will be well all if his days when this is all over. Thinking if you all.
Pat and Tracey, so very glad you had a good meet up, Graeme is such a star.
Carmen, I haven't been to the USA for 4 years, the last time was the year before Tim died but George came over here 3 years ago. After Robbies accident they won't travel too far from him but he is so independent he just gets on with still, still his parents worry as we all do.
Lynda, hope you are well Hun, I missed you.
June I also thought if tic tacs as they do a few flavours in different flavours.
Big hugs to all our blog family, hope our missing friends are doing well.
Special thoughts to Tina E and family.

auscrafts said...

Well done on winning can't see today's card as no pics are coming up on the iPad but I guess it will be a stunner as always ,maybe if I have time to log in later I'll get to see it

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, CONGRATULATIONS and well deserved you are one very special lady. This card is beautiful and I love the navy card meant to get more yesterday when I was at Craftworld seeing John doing his marvellous demonstrations but was so busy getting the stamps and dies I forgot as it was so busy.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Sue, well done. We always knew you had the best blog. Congratulations.
Today's card is stunning. Love the colour combination too.
Thinking of all who are suffering. Crafty hugs to all.
Hope everyone is keeping safe and warm.
D xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, an incredible card today, love the colour combo and the border looks fab. Well done on the award, your blog is great and so packed with inspiration. Have a great day all. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Many Congratulations on your award. very well deserved.
Thank you for todays inspiration, a beautiful card.
Take care and have a jolly good celebration. Kitty.

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Love the colours.
Congratulations on your award. It is well deserved.
Luv
Karen xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a delightful card for today, love it and the colours yes, love it.

The biggest congratulations hug I can send you is coming your way Sue for winning best craft blog, what a fantastic achievement and so well deserved, chuffed to bits for you.

Pam your suggestions about the tic tacs is really good, I put the skittles in the card this morning but they are a little bit too big so I will go out and see if I can find some different flavoured ones and try the tic tacs, I am sure they will definitely work. What a joy it was making the candy machine, I have got to make some more.

Thinking of you Helen, Elaine, Andrew, Tina and anyone else I have forgotten.

Still bubbling over with joy for you Sue.

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

Christine Collins said...

CONGRATULATIONS SUE,
Well done, you so deserve the award, you have a fantastic blog and share so much inspiration, and unwaveringly post daily without fail. I have noticed that many of your followers rely on your blog for day to day connection with other people. You are also very generous with your Give Aways and Competitions, thank you so much. Your card today is so beautiful, I love Navy and White together.

Chris xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Well well well, at long last, recognition you so deserve Sue, CONGRATULATIONS. When I add my vote to these awards I can only hope I am just one of many thousands that hope and pray you are recognised and rewarded for the continuous work you put into your blog, all the samples, organising scheduled posts during your holidays, craft shows etc, trying to make sure it runs smoothly, but most of all you so deserve this award for all the inspiration and help given with our projects, although I have learnt so much from you I have so much more to learn and I know I will continue to grow all thanks to you and your wonderful blog and other members from the team. So I'm really thrilled to bits for you Sue - about bloomin time lol.
Today's card is yet another reason why I love being here, it's gorgeous, the colour choice not only makes the whole card 'pop' it shows the beauty of your dies, stunning sample Sue.
I'm thinking extra big hugs should come your way for being the BEST 😊 xxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue
Congratulations on your very much deserved win - at last recognition for the best blog ever !!!
Todays card just shows why too. Beautiful as usual !!!

hugs
Muriel x

Stenny63 said...

Congratulations Sue! A very well deserved win.

Jan.moogie said...

Well done Sue you deserved it, congratulations. Love the card and the colours are fantastic too xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hazel said...

Congratualions Sue. Well deserved as you inspire so many with your tips and ideas. Your dies and this your blog. Love today's card it's beautiful.

Pat and Tracy so pleased you had a great meet up! You did well only subject Graeme to 3 hours of chatter. I bet he wishes he had gone on the tour bus and done some sight seeing! He will know what to do the next time. ( tin hat is on). You will need to start saving for the next time.
Elaine, I do so hope Andrew managed to get his treatment yesterday.
I see Saba is having fun winding up Myra as usual.
Hazel X

Craftynetty said...

I have just finished a wedding card in navy and white, to match the brides' colour scheme, and I am very happy with it, as the colours look so striking, so this card really appeals to me Sue. It is gorgeous. Congratulations on your award And thank you for your continued inspiration.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Congratulations on your award, it's recognition of what WE all knew anyway, you have the best blog on the block! Your daily generosity in sharing your work, not to mention the giveaways, but mostly for giving us the opportunity to connect with fellow crafters around the world. Today's card is gorgeous, love navy and white together. After the inspiration this week I think I'll be getting my poppy die out this weekend and just make lots in different colours and sizes.
Echoing Pam's comments to everyone. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats on the award Sue. Another great card.

Maria Illsley said...

Congratulations on your award sue its well deserved.
The card is wonderful I love the colours xx

Edwina Scotney said...

Congratulations on your award Sue, well deserved. Love the card, and your poppy die make so many beautiful flowers. All the best Edwina

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A Big Congratulations for your award, you truely deserve it as this is the best blog in the world, as you can see by the comments everyone thinks the same. If it was not for you many of us crafters would have given up crafting years ago but through your hard work and dedication to this blog our own card making skills have inproved over the years.. So i for one would like to say a BIG Thank You. Todays card is gorgeous. The white and navy looks very elegant and classy. The Swiss collections is one of my favourite sets and it gets used a lot but then again i do have a few favourite collections LOL. Its amazing what you can do with the Ornamental Accents they are so versatile. I love making borders with them like this one and they look beautiful as big flowers. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Humberta Goncalves-Babbitt said...

The card is beautiful as usual. Congratulations on the award! You so richly deserve it! I hardly ever go a day without checking your blog each day (it's 1:00 a.m. here) before going to bed. Your cards are always lovely and your warm personality shows through. Again, congratulation! You truly deserve it and more.
Hugs,
Humberta

Janice K said...

Congratulations Sue!!! It's lovely to see that your wonderful blog has been recognised as being the best, so well deserved.
A very striking card with beautiful embossed details.x

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning card. Well deserved award Sue, congratulations.
Annette x

Clare W said...

Congrats Sue! You deserve it. Lots of hard work and we Wilsonettes really appreciate your blog. Fab card as always.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on the award you really do deserve it.Today's card is gorgeous love the navy and white together.
Jan x

hazel young said...

Congratulations Sue. Gorgeous card x xhazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and All.. Beautiful card this morning , the coconut white and French Navy works so well. Congratulations on Winning the award. You more than deserve this ward for all your hard work. Wendy

TDQ Karen said...

Sue I am delighted that you received recognition for your fantastic blog. Congratulations on your award.
Beautiful card today, very smart in these striking colours xx

Debra K. said...

Congratulations on winning the award !! Well deserved.
Lovely card as always in a lovely colour combination. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Goo morning Sue today's card is just stunning I love the design and the dies are beautiful. Congratulations on your award it is so well deserved I love visiting your blog everyday for the wonderful inspiration. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Congratulations on winning the award-its more than deserved. Fantastic news.
Today's card is gorgeous-absolutely love the colour combination.

Michele

Karen Derbyshire said...

A really pretty card Sue. Many congratulations on your award. You deserve it!

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
Congratulations on winning the Best Blog award, so deserved in every way. Of course, we all know that yours is the best blog as we can see everyday and so richly deserved. You deserve a gold medal for all of the time and effort that you put into bringing us your fabulous demonstrations and instructions, what would we do without you.
Today's card is stunning and I love everything about it, that French Navy card really makes it stand out. Once again thank you for everything.
Hugs xxx
Dawn Searle

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card today. Congratulations on winning the award.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations on winning best blog. It's so well deserved.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Catherine Lyons said...

Congratulations you truely deserve it best blog .
Lovely card Sue .
Have a good day
Catherine xx

Chris Curry said...

A very strong, striking card Sue. Big congratulations on your award, we all voted for you I'm sure and that's because yours is the best blogg. Well deserved, thrilled for you. Have a great weekend. Xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card especially the colours - the navy card is very striking. Congratulations on winning the best blog award. Love and hugs Alison xx

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love that blue and white combo!

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like the way you have created the border. The colour combo makes it crisp and elegant.

Congratulations on the blog award. Richly deserved.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Firstly, Sue, huge congratulations on your blog award - truly deserved. Wish I had known about the voting - like all of us here, so appreciative of your wonderful cards, the videos and your continuing generosity, and long may it last.
Secondly, a lovely card. The French Navy truly is a statement colour and anything with poppies - well.....!! Another winner.
Hope surgery went well, Helen, and you're back to crafting soon.
Also thinking of Andrew, with yet another round of treatment.
Pat and Tracy, sounds like a lovely meet-up.
Laine - you do make me laugh - sorry about your hairdryer. Mine is so old - like 15 years at least - never failed me and only a tenner ha ha. But of course I could never look as polished as you!
Carmen - quite like winters, but older bones now liking a little in the way of summer.
Hugs for everyone and loving purrs from Harry.

'P' in Wales

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the colour. Congratulations for winning your award, very well deserved x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Many many congratulations. A very well deserved award. You do so much for us crafters and it is very much appreciated. Today's card is really striking in that colourway.

Love Rosemarie X X

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
many congratulations on winning this wonderful award. You deserved it!
By the way your card is beautiful as ever.
Rolf xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on winning the best Craft blog award , so well deserved.
Todays card is as beautiful as ever loving the colour combo, its a hit with me .

Helen hope all went well for you and you are comfortable .

Lots of laughs and banter on this excellent blog that had me in stitches yesterday , its a tonic when you have worry and problems ,please keep them coming.
Sad to see we have so many missing friends though, i hope you are all well.

Andrew went ahead with his treatment ,he had an injection to boost his immune system and took home six more for Helen to inject daily { bless her what would we do without this loving DIL and wife } Thank you all again for your continued support.

Pam thank you for your post every day you round it all up far better than i could so i will echo your words once more, xxx

Sending big hugs to all in need of one
Elaine H X

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations on the award.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, so elegant.

And CONGRATULATIONS to a well-deserved award, long overdue. I'm chuffed for you.
Hugs, Rose

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, Congratulation a worthy win! Love the card, will look forward to trying this one xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Congratulations Sue on your well deserved award. You are so generous in sharing your talent and so many brilliant ideas that you really do inspire so many people so enjoy your award.
Today's card is a beautiful example of your talent in both it's composition and colour . Love it.
Wendy x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on winning the award.
Today's card is beautiful.
B xx

Denise Hancock said...

Congratulations Sue a great win! Beautiful card
Denise x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Huge congratulations, well deserved and long overdue, your blog is the best, full of beautiful cards, inspiration and wonderful videos. I have learned so much from you and the C/E team so thank you.
Gorgeous card today too.
Lydia
x

Marion Bull said...

Congratulations Sue, you completely deserve this award. Like Lydia above I have learned so much from you and the team and you have encouraged me to try things I would have never tried before. And this card today is lovely, specially love the white and navy - so stylish!
Maggie B xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a beautiful card this morning, the navy and white combination is a classic. Love the way you have done the boarder too, that's a good way to use the die. Many congratulations on winning the award, it's so deserved. I hope you have had time to celebrate with your hectic schedule.take care
Love Diane G xxx
Pam as always you are a star xxx
June oh no what a shame about the sweets, you will just have to eat them yourself πŸ˜€Xxx
Elaine good news for Andrew, sending you all a big hug xxx
Tracey and Pat so glad you had a good meet up xxx

rosiejt said...

well done, Sue! I really like the way you have used the Ornamental Accents. So different.

Judith Tucker said...

I love the colour combinations on this card.
Congratulations on your award, no more than you deserve

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations....
Beautiful card and a well deserved award!!
L Dewar

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Firstly, congratulations on your Best Craft Blog win, so richly deserved and we all know the hard work that you put in behind the scenes so the recognition is long overdue...well done!

How lovely to see the Geneva die in action again, it's one of my favourites with that dotty emboss detail around the edge...great card...

Izzy

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card and congratulations on your award, which is so well deserved!!
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
First CONGRATULATIONS! on your well deserved award it's about blooming time lol!
Now onto the card and Wow it's so beautiful! I love the colour combination, the dies you've used and the layout (have you guessed I love it? Lol!).
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - many congratulations on your well-deserved award. I'm so pleased for you. Today's card is gorgeous and I love the french navy colour you have used. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sam Lawson said...

Hi Sue

Congratulations on the award!
As for the card it is stunning. The embossing folder looks so effective and the Geneva dies are now a 'must have' for my craft cupboard! This card has to be one of my favourites so far!

Happy Crafting to All!
Sam

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card. Many congratulations on winning the craft blog award - well deserved and today's offering is proof!
Doreen R

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on your award,well done to you and your team,you inspire a lot of people across the globe so very much deserved.
Beautiful card ,gorgeous colour's,& design
Well said everyone
Best wishes
Karen M

Ruth Kidd said...

Congratulations Sue. I am so pleased to see you get the recognition you so richly deserve.

Loving today's card. I hadn't noticed the gorgeous outer border on the Geneva before, so that's another one for the wish list!

It's a horrible morning of wind and rain here in Gloucestershire, so perfect for staying in and crafting...

Hugs,
Ruth x

Scottydog said...

Good morning Sue, Congratulations on your award it is certainly long overdue, but certainly well deserved! Yours is the only blog I know where the same person presents a card everyday, a description, a regular video and gives away so many cards and prizes. Not to mention that you are so inspirational to us all.

Today's card is a beauty in my favourite colour. Thank you Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, well done and congratulations on getting the award your blog is just so beautiful and not only that its instructive and helpful. A stunning card this morning I adore the whole design of it and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anne said...

All I can do is echo what everyone else has said and congratulate you on your well deserved award. We all love reading your blog every day and from it has arisen a wonderful community of friends and support.

Another lovely card today.

Anne (Northampton)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card love the strong colour. Huge congratulations, very well deserved award x

Donita Naylor said...

Congratulations, Sue! We are so proud of you! It's an honor to be part of this blog. And besides that, you give us inspiration, skills and delight daily. I can't imagine that you had any real competition, because who's better than you? Who else designs beautiful, graceful and versatile dies, then shows multiple ways to use them beautifully, illustrating with photos and recipes that name the dies used, or videos that name the dies, and does this every day of the year plus gives incentives and answers every email and creates an atmosphere where followers develop lasting friendships? Nobody! You're the only one! Plus every entry is archived and can be searched by die set for ideas on how to use that set. You're just amazing. Plus, the kinetics!
About Friday's entry, I'm surprised you didn't turn the whole thing 90 degrees and use the ornamental accents like a vertical line of hearts. That's what they look like to me, and I wondered why they were sideways.
Echoing Pam's comments.
Speaking of the Grand Canyon (Well, echoes reminded me of it, and Pam's nephew wants to go there): I got a postcard Thursday from my sister, who lives in the Philadelphia area and also visited Dad while he was in Arizona. She mailed it from the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Post Office there is the only Post Office still served by mule. A hand-cancellation of the stamp says, "Mailed by mule at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch." She hiked down with rented backpacking gear and stayed two nights, one night camping just off the trail as she hiked back up.
And no, I won't be finding my craft room very soon because I've also lost my kitchen sink and finding that takes precedence so I don't starve while crafting.
Best of weekends to everyone. Hello Helen, if you can look but not comment. We're cheering for you! And cheers also for Andrew! Last treatment, only healing ahead.
Love,
Donita in R.I., almost a neighbor to Carmen in Toronto.



SerenePolly said...

Many, many congratulations Sue - delighted about the award and it is so well deserved! Your blog is so informative and inspirational.

Love the card this morning -a truly classic colour combination.

Have a wonderful day!

Christine
xx

marg said...

Good Norning Sue!
Congratulations on winning the best Craft blog award ever!
My crafting has changed so much with your Dies and Embossing Folders.amd improved too!
Thank you for all your inspiration!
Today's card is beautiful!
Love Marg

Clai01 said...

Well done Sue, very much deserved, you're a star! x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, many congratulations on being recognised for all the effort.
Wakey L

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award very much deserved well done xxx another beautiful card today gorgeous colours thank you for sharing love Yvonne Bennett xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

First, BIG congrats for the Crafts Beautiful award for Best Craft Blog!! Yay!
And then, your card is just amazing!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, congratulations on winning the award for best blog, it truly is the best ever, well done.
Today's card is stunning, I might just have to buy the poppy die.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post and many congratulations on the award - well deserved for all the hard work you and the team put in...

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue Congratulations on winning the best blog award you really deserve it we all know this is the best blog but its good to have the recognition from others
Todays card is beautiful I love the combination of dies
Elaine thank goodness Andrew has had his last treatment that's brilliant I hope hell soon get over the side effects
Helen I hope your surgery was successful and you are not suffering too much discomfort
Hoping our missing friends are ok
Sending good wishes to all

Marion Scott said...

Congratulations on the award for The Best Craft Blog. You inspire so many people with your daily blog, your you tube videos and is well deserved and been a long time coming. Well done, I am really pleased for you.
Todays card is gorgeous and I think the embossing folder is becoming my favourite.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sue and very much deserved. You are an inspiration and your blog is the first thing I look at every morning. xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Congratulations on winning the award for the Best Craft Blog. It is very well deserved and is recognition for all your hard work and the inspiration you bring to us all!
Beautiful card this morning. I love the colours and dies you have used with special mention for the gorgeous Poppies and Lace Edged Leaves.
Lesley S x

dj2908 said...



More congratulations from me too, Sue, your blog
was the only one I would vote for!

This is a stunning card; love the colours,


Doreen x

STELLA MUNN said...

Another lovely card & big congratulations on your Award, Sue x

hettygarlick said...

Many, many congratulations on the award Sue. It's a lovely blog.

Love today's card. It's very classy and the colours are beautiful.

Pat PATRICIAH said...

That's stunning, wish I had even a tiny bit of your talent. Just a tiny bit! X

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on winning your award, you have a truly inspirational blog. Well deserved.
Beautiful card today as always, I love that embossing folder and will be ordering soon.
x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue

gr karin

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & your navy card is a true navy. Congratulations on your award & your blog is in another league to everyone else's. Yvonne xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card , as ever. Congratulations on the award. Really deserved.
If they had an award for the most inspiring crafter you would win hands down.
You have changed the face of paper crafting, we've gone from homemade to "professionally hand made at home" and all down to you. Huge Thanks.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card and not at all surprised by the award. I love your daily blog and the ideas you share with us. Thank you Sue. xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations and very well deserved, I am so pleased that you won !!
A very pretty card, lovely in navy and white.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

stitchingranny said...

Congratulations on your award Sue.
Beautiful card today too, so well done all round.

Hugs Helen x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Congratulations and well done. another beautiful card and i have these dies they are great. Helen x

Marianna Hammer said...

Congratulations, Sue! Nobody deserves this honour better than you! I'm so happy you got this award.
A lovely card today :)

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card once again love it . You used my favourite embossing folder pinpoint dot matrix.I managed to obtain it with the help from Pam and a few other bloggers.Congratulations on your award.You truly deserve it you inspire us every day .Thank you for sharing .Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, very massive big congratulations to you for the prestigious award you have won, we all on this blog know you are the best ever, I personally have gained immense knowledge from you and my cards show this time after time,so thank you Sue.
Again I echo Pams sentiments, huge hugs to our poorly Wilsonettes I can see from your comments how things are doing, hugs to all Johanna

CHERYL Brown said...

Congratulations Sue,

You so deserve this award and I am so pleased for you. Stay on your victory cloud as long as you like. You have worked tirelessly to bring us the Best Blog ever and a wonderful family of like minded crafters. Thank you.

Once again, another beautiful card, I think I prefer navy blue/white combo better than the monochrome combo.

Healing thoughts to all in distress and pain, may your day become kinder to you.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

craftynanna said...

I'm a dimwit, the card is brilliant, the colours are stunning as are the dies, hugs Johanna

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Many Congratulations on receiving your well deserved Award your blog is amazing.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Owlish said...

Well many congratulations on your award I'm sorry l never voted as I'm a newbie still learning my way around these blogs
And I actually love ur cards ur so good at putting things and colours together plz keep inspiring me thanks Xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very striking in the white and French navy. I love the dies you have used and the beautiful flowers.

Congratulations on winning the Crafters Best Blogg at the trade show. You really do deserve the award with all your hard work and inspirational cards and dies you show.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card- so pleased you won the award for best blog - congratulations from all your friends and followers you work so hard giving us all a daily card on your blog page - well deserved hugs whopperjaw

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. Congratulations on your win!!!! Well deserved.
Love Angela x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
First of all, many congratulations on the award, it's well deserved.
Today's card is Beautiful, Sue, I love the colour scheme😊.
Bejay xx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue Yet another beautiful card. Congratulations on the award. It really is very well deserved. the blog is fabulous I look forward to seeing it everyday, with all your wonderful creations and videos.

Sue MacFall said...

Congratulations, Sue - so well deserved. You give me such a lot of inspiration.

P Austen said...

Brilliant news Sue. CONGRATULATIONS. No one deserves it more than you do. You have helped so many of us produce beautiful cards with your examples, tutorials and daily offerings but best of all you encourage those of us who aren't very creative. That is the sign of a wonderful teacher. You show endless patience. About time others recognised your blog for what it is......simply the best, better than all the rest.
Lovely card today . Will raise a glass or 3 to you later this evening. Hope you're doing the same!! I'm so chuffed for you. Hugs xx P Austen

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
CONGRATULATIONS you so deserve this award I am so happy for you and your hard working crew. I love the dark blue card used for this card definitely classy.
Elaine so glad Andrew had his treatment he is so lucky to have Helen. I hope the operation went well Helen.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
First of all , Many Many Congratulations!! This Award is thoroughly deserved and I'm thrilled for you! You do so much for us and over the years have done so much and all we can do is Vote , Pin your beautiful cards and send out our cards inspired by you. Thank you! This is the Best Blog! We all know that!
Today's card is beautiful! Someone else said they loved the midnight blue and white combination and I do too. Your flowers are sooo pretty!
I've seen some new names today ! Welcome ladies!
Johanna - you are not a dimwit! Impossible - you are a member of the Best Craft Blog!
Thanks Pam for keeping us up to date in case we miss anything!
Tracy - does Graeme have a sore head this morning! So pleased you had a lovely time with Pat!
Helen - how are you? Sending you a hug!
Saba - I hope your day turns out to be less ropey than first feared! Lol!
Laine - I thought of you this morning when I burned my ear with my curling tongs! Just one thing I meant to say - please don't use your heat gun on your hair!! If you do you won't need a new hairdryer for a while!! Lol.
Elaine - good news about Andrew!
Take care Everyone and we can all celebrate with Sue today - wish we could really do that!
Love Myra xxx

Jaye said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Sue, and well deserved. No one deserves it more than you do. Yours is quite simply the best blog around but it's great that you have got this recognition. You share so much inspiration and help so many of us produce lovely cards with your fabulous examples. You even make it easier for us with your tutorials which even I can follow, which is a huge encouragement since I haven't a great 'crafting imagination' and can't always figure out how to do things. You are also a brilliant teacher.

Today's card is beautiful and I love the navy card- so classy!

Anonymous said...

Well done!! Sue absolutely deserved your talent, inspiration, and dedication to your craft is second to none.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

What wonderful news this morning. Congratulations u so deserve it and a whole lot more. Not only do u supply us with endless delicious looking cards every morning but videos and lovely people to talk too as well. This is truly a fantastic blog so well done.

Card today is stunning that navy blue really does make it pop!!

Yes everyone graeme really is a one in a million. He was quite happy chipping in the conversation whilst eating cake. I think he was relieved that pat said there wasn't any craft shops close by I don't think he could've coped with that hee hee.

Love to all xxx

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue! Congratulations on your award. Your blog is amazing. So deserved. Theresa x

Sandra said...

Congratulations Something Sue, a beautiful card and well deserved Prize, you are the 'Best Craft Blog'!!
Hugs
Sandra
XXxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Well congratulations on winning best blog you throughly deserve it. Love today card I must say. Navy and white certainly make a statement.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Many congratulations on your award, it is well deserved and I only one of many who say that your blog is really the best!

Gorgeous card, so love blue and white combo

June x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Congratulations on winning this award you really deserve it,
your dedication and hard work are what makes this blog what it is. THANK YOU

Love today's card, French navy and white looks so clean and fresh together,
I have added the dot matrix embossing folder to my Wish List.

Take care, love Brenda XXX

Margaret corgi owner said...
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Vie Carter said...

And about time to, Congratulations Sue on this fabulous accolade, your blog is simply fab, a lot of time and work goes into it, I look forward to seeing it every day

Lovely card today

Vie
x

Pawprintx4 said...

Congratulations, Sue. We knew you were the best!
Love this card. I love the French Navy Blue color with the white so off to a good start. I have the Geneva die which I use a lot and I have the poppy die set on my wish list. I also like the embossing folder you used. I have noticed you using it a lot lately and it catches my attention. I have a harder time finding them in the US but will look for it. I only have your snow folder so an area of my collection that needs improvement.
Everyone, have a wonderful weekend!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Rosemary Stickland said...

Congratulations Sue, well deserved.
Love today's card.
Rosemary xx

DeCor said...

Congratulations Sue on your award!!! You so deserve it. Love your card today. Oh do so pleased for you.

DeCor said...

Congratulations Sue on your award!!! You so deserve it. Love your card today. Oh do so pleased for you.

Marisa Job said...

Congratulations Sue! This is such an honor and you deserve it!! The card is so beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs ❤️

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hello Sue
Very many Congratulations on your award it really is so richly deserved after all your hard work and wonderful generosity towards all your followers delighted for you.
Your card today really does have the wow factor the colours you have chosen are wonderful and the design really shows your dies and embossing folder to their full potential, your border really is the icing on the cake so to speak along with your fantastic flowers.
Elaine thank you for sharing the news of Andrew hoping all goes well and soon you will all be able to put this dark and worrying period behind you and look forward to a happy and wonderful future.
Pam as always a superb summary for us all you really do it so well thank you and may I echo your words.
Saba I would not like to be in your shoes when Myra catches up with you at our next meet up, oh not long now you had better start being nice to her!

Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Sue, on this blog award. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for all of your hard work. You deserve the recognition. Myra from Florida

Elizabeth Coupland said...

Many congratulations Sue, the award went to the right person, you share your amazing talent and inspiration with us all, you work very hard and it's appreciated, well done and thanks for sharing xx

Fiki said...

congrats!
you deserve it!
your card is gorgeous!

sued99 said...

Many congratulations on your award. It's well deserved in my opinion. Lovely card today. x

CraftyJo said...

Congratulations - well deserved :) Lovely card today too.

Eunice said...

Congrats on your award Sue, very well deserved!! Your card is wonderful and whimsical, love the color that you chose. Again congratulations on your award!

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations on your award it's well deserved. I read your blog daily, I don't always comment but I always enjoy.
Best wishes
Dorianne

June Horrocks said...

Congratulations sue so proud for you so well deserved we all know you are the best you are so kind and helpful. The card is stunning the colours and dies are just awsum thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Congratulations Sue, you've earned it. I think this award has been a long time coming. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card as always, congrats on the win!

Lori from Canada

Dawn Holben said...

Congratulations on your win, fabulous news and i am so pleased for you.
This card is stunning sue, i love the colours and the combination of dies and embossing.
Absolutely perfect.

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, great news on your win, congratulations you deserve it. Love the card and the colours it is one of my favourites.
love wendy x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Another great card & congratulations on your win although I cannot say I am surprised 😳 well done x x x

Patricia said...

CONGRATULATIONS a well deserved award, definitely the best Blog in Blogland.
It's all down to your daily inspiration and hard work.
Today's card is another stunner, love it.
Pam may I echo your wonderful summary.
I have read most of the comments but forgotten lots I was going to mention .... it's an age thing,!
TinaE special thoughts.
Have a happy rest of the day folks
Patricia xxx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

High five on the award win, Sue!

Great card today, navy and white always looks fresh!

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations Sue on winning this award. It is a wonderful blog. Thank you so much. Today's card is beautiful. Love navy and white.

Theresa said...

Oh Sue I am sooooooo sooooooo. Happy for you, a truly well deserved award
SO BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS.
And well done everyone who took the time to vote
Back to today's wonderful card I have to say it ticks all my boxes just love it 😍
Long may you continue to enthrall us all with your crafty creations
P in Wales took my pooch to vet got to go back next week not to sure what the lump is but she is fine in herself
Hugs to your old puddy cat bless him give him an extra hug from me πŸ€— And of course I Sen my usual hugs to you and everyone that may need one
Thinking of Andrew hope all went well
Pam thank you for you daily roundup don't know what I would do if you were not there to keep us all informed
June definitely got it right when she said we are all a family I may not write to much or every day but I love this blog
Congratulations again Sue on your win
Take care everyone
Theresa G xx

Nanny Jo said...

Well done, Sue!! A much deserved award!! The card is a beaut, too!! :) Jo xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies, I really like your border and the pretty Poppies. A lovely classic colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

I am delighted with your win, it is great when we hear who the winners are. It just goes to show how much pleasure we all receive from your blog.

Best wishes

Theresa said...

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Bit of fun go celebrate. Cheers ! xx

karenlotty said...

Congratulations Sue A very well deserved win Beautiful card in a colour combo I would not have thought of using

ursula said...

A most beautiful card today, that navy and white just looks amazing together, with the blue poppy to finish it off.....Sue if there is anyone deserving of the prize for best blog it is certainly you, you offer us such amazing inspiration with your wonderful creations every day, you are truly the one and only to have won it.....luv Ursula xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

A well deserved award as you give so much inspiration every day. Love navy and white in today's card.
Jan
Northampton

Jackie Durrant said...

Congratulations on your award Sue so well deserved. Super combination of the royal blue and white a very stylish card. Love from Jackie xx

Barbara (C) said...

Congratulations on your Blog Award. Todays card is lovely enhanced by the beautiful blue you have chosen. BarbaraC

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations and well done, the award is very well deserved. Not only is this 'the cutest blog on the block' it is the best and now you have the certificate to prove it!
Love today's card - french navy and white always look so clean and crisp, a great combination.

Sorry I've not had time to read all the comments today but will pop back later when not so busy.

Frances

Sheila Barns said...

How lovely to win this award it is so well deserved. your blog is very inspiring. love todays card too.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Congratulations on your award, it is long overdue and so well deserved.

Narrowboat girl said...

A gorgeous card Sue, I love the colours
Congratulations on winning the best blog award, you most definitely deserve it

Beverly Fuchs said...

CONGRATULATIONS SUE,

I was so happy to see that you had won this award. It's very well deserved and it's about time the rest of the world knows what we know - that you are absolutely the BEST and that your blog is fabulous. I don't remember how I first learned about your blog but it was a couple of years ago and you are the one who started me making cards. Your blog and the cards that you show us daily have given me so much inspiration and encouragement to do better each day. And your videos are so informative with your helpful tips and tricks. My purse is a little emptier, but I am so happy that I have found something that I love doing and also brings a little joy to my friends.

Today's card is just lovely. The colors are perfect and the design is just another example of your fantastic creativity.

Have a wonderful day and be proud of yourself.

Beverly

Theresa Pace said...

WELL DONE Sue! so happy you got some recognition. love blue and white combo. it works so well, hugs xx

liz spooner said...

Well done Sue, you deserve every accolade you get because you work so hard.xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Many many congratulations on on winning the Crafts Beautiful award for the best craft blog, but then we already knew that yours is the best, very well deservedπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’. Today's card is beautiful with my favourite flower again.
Tracy hope you and Graeme got home safely

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Congratulations on your award, if anyone deserves such an accolade it's you. Your daily creations are an inspiration to us all, your videos are not only a joy to watch but often teach us something new, your generosity refelects your kindness and the hard work and commitment you put into this blog is second to none.
There are blogs and then there are blogs but this blog is truly special, the outpouring of love and affection you receive from your Wilsonettes shows just how special it is, friendships are forged, kindness and support are given and it's all down to you Sue, so well done, sit back and enjoy your accolade.
Today's card is stunning. Love the French navy and white, it' gives such a clean and crisp look and the ornamental accents used as a border looks lovely.

Myra my day was indeed ropey! I bought 30 metres of the most delightful rope. It's black and white and I can't wait to use it!!!
Pam with your permission I'll echo you today.
Love and hugs to all
Saba

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Many congratulations on your award which is so well deserved. I love all the inspiration you offer us through your daily cards and especially through your videos.
Thank you for all you do.
VΓ©ronique L

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a fantabulous card, a real treat for the senses. I love the navy and white colour combo, very nautical yet sophisticated at the same time. The Geneva die is simply gorgeous, i love the pierced detailing, it's very effective. Who would have thought poppies would look so cool in navy blue, but they really do. Another great card Sue to get our creative juices flowing, many thanksxxx
Huge congratulations on winning the accolade of Best Blog at the Crafts Beautiful Awards, it was very well deserved and i cant think of a nicer, kinder, more humble recipient:-) I voted in the hope that you would finally get the recognition you deserve, this blog...thanks to all of your hard work...is THE best blog on the planet bar none. It gives me and countless others pleasure and happiness on a daily basis and i cant thank you enough for taking the time to create such beautiful, inspirational designs each and every day for our benefit. You are such a special lady and i am so pleased and excited for you, enjoy your time in the spotlight because you really are a true superstar!:-)
Oh ladies, i am sadly just a tad exhausted this evening but i just had to share my happiness and best wishes to Sue on her Award. Ive had such a hectic day being pampered beyond belief with a Caci facial, professional wash and blow dry and a little bit of retail therapy thrown in afterwards.....i would normally take all of this in my stride but i feel really run down of late and just so tired all of the time, think the beginning of Spring may perk me up though hopefully:-)
P, cant comment without sending loads of love and kisses to you and little Harry, thinking of you both and hoping that he is okayxxx
Helen, hope you are recovering well after your operationxxx
Elaine, hugs to you and Andrew, Helen is his rock and has been a true star through his treatment, hope the after effects are minimal this timexxx
Carmen, oooh you are awful...but i like it, and i think we may have a lot in common:-) I've heard Toronto is a great city to live in, both my Uncles live there...and no, I'm not angling for an invite BUT.....if you're offering.......:-)
Pam, sending you special hugs for all that you do for us each morningxxx
Tina T&NannaTina, sending you both cuddles, hope you are alright?
Saba and Myra, i sense trouble brewing when you eventually meet up in April, all that cheek will have consequences for someone.....:-)
Yvonne, how very dare you! Blown off because you have a dinner date??!!? Talking to me should be the highlight of your week so this is no way to behave! I think we will be having words young lady......xxx
Cuddles to all my besties, including Maureen, Pat, Lynda, Wheely, Norah, Tracy, Frances, June, Deb C and Alison, plus hugs to anyone who needs onexxx

Crafty love and hugs

Laine1972xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x love the colours x
Huge congratulations Sue on your award x you really do deserve it for all your inspiration every day and your fantastic videos and for putting up with the lovely wilsonettes x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

fantastic card Sue ,well done Sue on your award ,you give us all so much help and inspiration every day ,Laura O

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Amazing card. Blue and white is such a fabulous colour combination - so fresh - love it x
Well done you. And how well deserved this award is. Of course we all know that this is the most special and wonderful blog so this award comes as no surprise at all. You should be so proud of yourself Sue. You're the best - love ya x
Had a busy couple of days. Invited out for dinner this evening - great excuse for getting out of a phone call from Laine x
So will send you all happy thoughts and lots of love - especially to my besties and will catch up tomorrow x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue.
Many congratulations on your award for the best Blog. Like others your blog is the first thing I check every morning to see what gorgeous Inspiration you have for us all and every day there's a fabulous card without fail. Thank you.
Love your beautiful navy and white card today. The Geneva, Ornamental Accent and poppy dies come together beautifully to make this fabulous card. Xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, congratulations on your win you deserve it. Well done!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Congratulations on winning the best Craft blog award! So well deserved! Even I am new on the blog I felt so welcome from the very beginning. And I learned so much from you! It is the best blog ever, as Pam said when I joined this blog. I totally agree with June that we have a lovely blog family here and its all thanks to you, Sue.

Beautiful card Love the colors. The embossed coconut white piece of card using the Dot Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder for texture is a winner. The blue poppies with the white Lace Edged Leaves are so elegant. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.

Pam – Sorry you lost Tim. It is difficult to have family far away and not to be together as often as you want. I know from our experience. Sometimes you end up getting together at sad times only even the life has good and happy moments as well that you’ll like to share them with everyone you love.
P in Wales – The summer is so short here so you better prep your luggage!
Elaine - Good news about Andrew. Hugs for both of you!
Tracey and Pat - Glad you had a good meet up.
Donita – We are close neighbors, we don’t have a pond between us, 2-3 puddles only.
Laine – I agree, we may have a lot in common! Toronto is a great city to live in - BIG question mark! I will trade it for any European city if I will find a job there. Can you imagine getting closer to you?Ha ha ha!
PP/Yvonne =The busiest and popular lady here!Hope you’ll give us lots of details about your high life!

Thanks to all of you,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

maz said...

Congratulations on winning the best craft blog, I'm delighted for you Sue!

Kim Dibben said...

Congratulations on you win Sue xx fabulous card xx love Kim D

Cards2Di4 said...

Many congratulations on your award, Sue. Thoroughly deserved. Keep up the good work and, as always, thank you for sharing your skills with us. Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Vanessa Lee said...

Sue I'm so pleased you got the award for best blog, everyday you share your talents with thousands of us and we greatly appreciate it x

design challenged said...

Congratulations on your award, it is truly deserved. You are an inspiration for people like myself who are 'design challenged'. I would be up the creek without a pole if it wasn't for you. Thank you so much.

Heather Cheesmur said...

Congratulations on your reward Sue, you definitely deserve it, so pleased for you
Heather

SueJ said...

Love this card, especially the colour combo.

Many congratulations on the award, very well deserved.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Congratulations on your Award. You deserve it !

This card I like very much, I love blue and white together. Gorgeous !

Love Dorothy
of Baldock