Thursday, 10 May 2012

Simply Wonderful

Hi there everyone!  I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that I am back across the pond now visiting with my Mom again in Florida.  I got home from the cruise Tuesday around 1pm, did laundry and repacked and caught a plane on Wednesday morning! Not sure if I'm coming or going at the moment, but I'll keep the blog going so don't worry about that!  I've got another "buckle" card for you today.  I've used the Floral Ovals again, but this time I thought that I would turn them so they were going in opposite orientations .  I cut the largest die as the main focal element piece and used a plain oval for the inside cut.  I cut two of the next sized Floral Oval, again using the plain oval die for the inside cuts.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip of gold card and cut both ends into forks.  I matted it with a piece of pale grey card to give it a border.  I laid the Oval frames out with the two smaller ones horizontally and the centre one in a vertical manner.  I used my sentiment strip to weave it through the sides of the frames and hold it in place.  I put a piece of mounting foam across the back of the strip to secure it in place and attach it to my card.   I tied a double bow with the champagne coloured silky crush ribbon and added a fancy button and two crystal stick pins.  I added a few pieces of pearl swirls to the top and bottom of the card for interest and pierced around the edge to complete it.  Very simple layout but one of my favourite ones to do.  I like the way it shows off my favourite background paper too.  I hope you aren't disappointed!

Now for a few of thew cruise pics!  Here is Sam Poole and Sheila Halliwell posing in front of one of the decorated bikes in Amsterdam.  We had a few free hours before our first workshop the day we docked in Amsterdam so the three of us took the opportunity to explore the city a bit.  There were bikes absolutely everywhere!  I suppose that is because there is little parking anywhere around the many canals that run through the city.


The architecture was stunning so I found myself snapping pics of the many beautiful buildings.  I don't actually know what these buildings were, but the work was truly remarkable, especially this one.

Here is another pic of one of the canals in Amsterdam.  You could take a cruise on one of the tourist boats here to really see the city, but we were a bit rushed for time as we had to be back for our workshops.  Our trip into town was a bit of a whirlwind excursion.
This is a pic of the front of our ship the Ocean Countess.  I couldn't get it all in the pic, but it was completely dwarfed by the Royal Caribbean ship(Vision of the Seas)  that was docked in front of it!  Our ship held about 850 to 900 people and about half of them were crafters!  Amsterdam was very pretty and the weather wasn't too bad that day.  I would loved to have time to go see the tulip fields, but maybe another trip!  More      pics tomorrow for you.     All for now, Sue x

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scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue

Boy you sure have the travel bug I don't know how you do it. I hope you find your mother well and have time to relax a spell. Your card is just devine, where on earth do you get all your ideas?

Look forward to your next creation.

Wilma

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Missmizog said...

I hope your not too jet lagged you must be shattered. Hope your mum is ok. Have a great time.
Beautiful card.
Sue

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
My goodness your feet never seem to touch the ground.........
Safe journey, love and best wishes for you and your Mom. I hope she is fine and well.
Todays card is very effective I will give this idea a go later today.
Thank you for all the inspiration.

Patricia xx

Floss said...

Hi Sue, yet another stunning card.It so just happens I bought this patterned paper only last week. I found, by chance, a company in this country who sells thousands of amazing American 12x12 papers so I'm a bit like a kiddie in a sweet shop. Glad the cruise went well and hope your Mother is well. Love, Floss. x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I'm not disappointed with your card!! I like the weaving of the dies and seeing you cut out the centre of the floral ovals was just opening our eyes to the Sue way of doing things..............thank you for sharing your photos, Amsterdam is such an interesting city and never a dull moment you are off travelling again. Have a lovely time with your mum.....and perhaps a rest from crafting? or have you some more new goodies to play with????

love from Jackie D

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card. I'm back from visiting my Dad and Sister. I really have missed your blog as I was staying at my Sisters and she does not have the internet. Thank you for my lovely card from your c and c show, and your lovely wishes on the back. Give my best wishes to your Mum and your family while your out there. I hope you enjoy your precious time with them as I did with mine. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pam said...

Another beautiful card Sue, just love all of your ideas. I agree Amsterdam is beautiful (if the weather is good). Enjoy your trip home with your Mom - you have earned it

Debby Berry said...

Sue
Love the card and photos of Amsterdam. Enjoy Mother's day with your mom. Celebrate!!!

Felicie said...

This card is just wonderful.I love it.
Felicie

melanie said...

Lovely pics and love the card enjoy your time with your mum X Melanie

debs said...

Morning what a lovely card like the
Colour may have to have a try at this one. It looks like you had a great cruise. When are you going back to your mums.
Take care Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Howdy Sue, your life is as varied and interesting as your cards, wonderful!! keep on doing what you're doing, your Mum will be pleased to see you and you seem to be able to find the time to do some great cards while over there as we've seen on your blog.Best Wishes Mabex

Jan said...

Morning Sue, another simple but pleasing card which is really pretty, love the colours for a change. Enjoy Florida its wet and windy in Cumbria today!

Moni said...

Fab card and fab pics. It seems you had fab time. Hope your mum is ok. Hugs,Moni

BridgetCG said...

Love the card Sue, the way you have placed the ovals really makes it look totally different. Have a good trip across the pond, hope your Mum is well. Bx

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, stunning card today. Great pictures of Amsterdam. Sally

Sonia Jones said...

Briliant card Sue. Love it. Sonia x

auscrafts said...

you certainly have a busy life with all this traveling and still have time to make gorgeous cards .Enjoy your time with your mother

lestim said...

Hi Sue, love the card, the buckle card is becoming a classic design gorgeous colours. Enjoy visiting with your Mom but don't stay away too long we miss you from our screens, on the other hand we need time to save for the new Spellbinders. Best wishes Lesley x

Elizabeth said...

Mornng Sue, the card is very pretty today. I do like it. Also like the pictures of Amsterdam. It is a lovely place, I visit quite regularly as my daughter lives in Holland. I was amazed when I first visted at all the bikes you see, you have to be very careful when you are walking around as bikes are evertwgere abd have the right of way. Yes the tulip fields are a must. I love all flowers but tulips are my fav. Enjoy your time with your Mum's and have a well deserved rest.
Elizabeth x

nattyboots said...

Lovely card again Sue,hope you have a nice catch up with your Mom and a well deserved rest . Elaine H X

kim dixon said...

I don't know how you do it Sue! All that travelling and jet lag to contend with when you return to the UK, you're certainly a hard worker, please tell me where you get your energy from!! AND a beautiful card as always. X

mell said...

Sue i bet ur exusted yet u still do such lovely posts im off to Florida myself in Sept can't wait!! Have a good time take some time out enjoy xxx

Craftetter said...

Enjoy yourself in sunny Florida - one way to get away from the rain. All of Holland has bikes everywhere - due to the country being so flat I guess. Love the card and the background is beautiful. Again a nice quick card to make.
Hugs

Elaine xx

nmty said...

Hi Sue, love the card, you do have cleaver ideas with frames. enjoy your stay with your mum.

Maryann said...

You sure is one busy lady, and I´m almost loosing my breath just by reading your post here LOL. I´m sure glad, I don´t have to follow your schedule, then I would go dead I´m sure LOL.
Your card is as always just soo gorgeous. I really love these ovals sooo much, they really looks awesome, as soes your card today. And thanks sooo much for sharing allthe other great pics too, it is a beautiful city, n doubt of that and they have an amazing bunch of wonderful buildings there.
Hope you´ll have a little time to relax at your mums house now finally, so you can reload your batteries, I think, you´ll need that soon with the speed, you´re living your life forthe moment LOL.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card, I love the layering of the dies. Last post for a couple of weeks as I'm off to England to visit my son later today.Also have a ticket for HSNW.I have my brolly and my wellies! take care.

Lesley H said...

Love this style of card,it's beautiful. Enjoy your time with your family.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Firstly great card, love the way you have used the ovals. Secondly can't believ you are back in Florida again. Must be hot out there now, a bit different to Amsterdam, fab pics too.

joy said...

Hi Sue
Well the card is fantastic just love it.
You do like travelling bet you can't wait to see your mum.
joyce.e

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card and great photos. Nice to see you had a break from the rain! Love, Julia xxxx

Celina Dee said...

Hiya Sue!
How do you have the energy for all this traveling!!
Once again simple and breautiful love the colours

Jane in Spain said...

Hope you and your Mom have a wonderful Mother's Day together! Your card as always is beautiful.

shampylou30 said...

hi sue gorgeous card again today hope your mum is ok and you have a lovely visit sue xxx

Phil D said...

Good Morning Sue - a great card and some great pics - Wish I had your genius and energy - enjoy your visit to your Mom - happy crafting too
Phil

Shahab said...

Wow Sue welcome to the world of Travel, isn't it amazing
Love the pictures I have to say Amsterdam is one of my favourite Cities after Paris, glad you enjoyed it too, even if for only a short visit.
Sue I love the Buckle Card and now that I have the dies, cant wait to give it a try, love the colours too.
Another stunning card as always
Hugs Shahab x

Victoria said...

The floral dies are so versatile and I love the way you 'buckle' the dies. Hope you have a lovely stay in America with your Mother. Enjoy.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow you're so busy, hope you get to relax and chill a bit while over with your mum. Fab cruise pics too. Great card, I always love the buckle effect you create. Zo xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love your card, I wonder how you get time to craft and then to put them on your blog.
Have a great time with your mum.
Lydia
X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
The card is lovely another set of dies for the wish list, the cruise looked wonderful looking forward to seeing the photos.
Have a lovely time with your Mum.
Tina x x

iReneM said...

Your pics of Amsterdam brought back happy memories - such a fun place to visit :)
A beautiful card today - as always!
x

Chloe's Nan said...

Great photos Sue, you must do the canal boat cruise if you go back to Amsterdam, we did it a few years ago and had a wonderful time x

HiggiSue said...

Sue, what a pretty card. I really love these dies!! Nice piccies too. Hope you're finding time to relax from your busy schedule. Take care. xx

Carolyn B said...

Love the card again Sue,I haven't got the dies so obviously need them.

The photo's are brilliant, we went to Amsterdam a few years ago and loved it. We did the Keukenhof gdns, the tulip fields and canal boat cruise whichif you ever go again you definitely must do! The bicycles fascinated me....did you see the multi storey bicycle park?
Glad you had a great time. Carolyn B x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, I love the look of the buckle cards, must try and make one myself sometime. Hope you have a nice time visiting your Mum. Thanks for sharing more of your cruise photos.

Clare x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
The card is stunning. Love the colours. Hope your Mum is well.
Take care.
Evis.

Marion said...

Once again a beautiful card Sue ,i need the oval dies.
Marion

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another great card. I am slowly adding to my collection of spellbinder dies as i have only had my machine for few months.Glad you enjoyed your cruise.

Sarah h

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - another great idea with the 'buckle' dies, and lovely gentle colours. Enjoy your visit with your Mom, just in time for Mothers Day. Travel safely. Kathy x

Karen said...

Love this card once again. I do like these dies. You are busy with all the travelling - hope you are having a great time

hotpotato said...

Enjoy your Florida trip, bet you're having better weather than us.

Dawny T said...

simply elegant, love the colours.
I too have a trip booked on a cruise next year to go to Amsterdam. Seeing your great photos, cant wait to go now.
Have a great time in sunny (hopefully) Florida

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow you are certainly a busy lady, hope you have a nice time with your mom. Lovely card again, going to try this one. Great photos of your cruise, the bikes are like that in Cambridge too! love Jean x

Marie-Louise said...

Great card. These are marvellous dies and this is a great way to use them.

Ladock girl said...

Good Morning Sue, your card is lovely as usual, love the background paper. The pictures of Amsterdam are stunning, I've never been there it looks a lovely place, and very interesting architecture. Love Linda xxx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Great card once again. Love the linking effect.
Enjoying seeing your cruise pics. Wish I had been lucky enough to join you.
Luv Erica

happy2craft said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely, again a different layout, I like the oval dies, I tend to use them often. Loved the pics, bet you are glad your back in Florida, I stayed in Fort Laurderdale for a while a few years back, it was great, we went out on the jet skis on the canals all the time, even to do our shopping, lol, great memories, Enjoy your time with your Mum.
Happy2craft

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue
Card is beautiful.You must be exhausted with all this jet setting.Hope your Mum is well and that you get a well deserved rest!

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I really like these buckle cards as they are so versatile and suitable for any occasion. Have a good time in Florida with your Mum. Karen x

marg said...

Hello Sue
That is an intricate design, very clever.
Have a lovely time in Florida with your Mum
Amsterdam looks pretty,so glad you had a lovely time
LoveMarg

Fuchsia said...

Not disappointed at all Sue its a stunning card !
love the bike :0))

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Wish i could have been on your crafty cruise. Smashing.
Just got this die so will be playing with it today. In front of me as i type. Love what you have done with it.Nice dimension. My buckle cards not turned out too well. But i keep tiring. Smashing coffee and cream colour. Gold ribbon just the right finishing touch. Brill job. Well done .
Hope your mums well. And staying on her feet... wish her all the best. Your going to meet yourself coming back lol You jet setter. lol.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sandybee said...

Loving todays card Sue, have a brilliant time with your Mum in Florida
Sandra

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nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card I don't think you could make a mediocre one. Hope you have a nice visit with
your mum.
Nancyd x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am sure you do not know if you are coming or going, but enjoy some quality time with your Mom. The card as always is beautiful, how you keep coming up with inspiration I don't know. Take care,

Love Rosemarie xx

rachel said...

lovely simple card and I truely loved seeing your photos xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I am loving todays card, dont have those oval dies yet but sure I can use some others.
I love Amsterdam and have been a few times. There are over 3 million bikes there and none have a pump!!! How do I know this, well hubby was in a borrowed wheelchair from the ship cos he had broken his foot and it had a flat tyre and was hard to push!!!!
Have fun with your Mum
Sue xxx

Anthea said...

Wow you must be shattered with all the traveling so I hope you manage to sit down and relax with your Mum. Another inspirational card today, so clever the way you have used a frame, love it ! xx

Joan said...

Hi Sue, so glad you had a nice time shame you had to shoot off so quick I bet your body clock is all over the place. Loving the card I have not got the ovals yet, but will as soon as my bank smiles again lol. Hugs Joan xxx

Sue - said...

Gosh I'm not surprised you don't now whether you're coming or going!! But another lovely card. I do like the way the ovals can interlock.

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue,
Who could be disappointed with your cards, they are so beautiful. Love this one. Thank you for sharing the pics. It brought back memories of my trip to Amsterdam a few years ago. Lol Ann

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE AND LOVE THE PICS

sue said...

Morning Sue, your card is really stunning, must have a go at the buckle card.
I can't believe you came home from the cruise, washed, packed and away again next day, how do you do it? The pics are lovely, reminded me of my trip to Amsterdam six years ago, the buildings are spectacular and everyone rides bikes!!
Hugs Sue M xx

Anonymous said...

You must be a woman of steel Sue with all you cram into your life in such a short space of time! Wonderful card yet again with great inspiration. Have been to Amsterdam myself and love the city-pics made me envious of your visit.
V. C.x

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue

I can't wait for my Floral Ovals to arrive now so that I can try this technique, once again Sue it is out of this world.

Looking forward to tomorrow's creation

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I don't know where you get all the energy! Your body must be very confused as to which time zone it is in! I love this card. Your combinations of die cuts you come up with are amazing. Enjoy the time wiht your Mum. Hugs, Carol S.xx

kimberley said...

Another card that is so simple in execution but absolutely stunning in reality-well done sue you have done it again.love the pics.Have a fab time at homex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card yet again love the idea of the dies being used to give it that buckle effect. My spellbinders list is getting very long.Love the pictures of your trip to Amsterdam thanks for sharing. Have a nice relaxing break while you're at you're moms. Love, regards and hugs to you and your family. Rizwana xx

Heather said...

Good morning Sue fab card and photos, have a great time with your Mom I don't know where you get your energy from lol
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,Hope you are able to unwind and enjoy your time in Florida and Mom has recovered from her early morning Birthday call, we all enjoyed the suprise with her.
Love every thing about this card.
Best wishes, Bren

Rose said...

Hi Sue, thanks for the photos and hope you enjoy your stay with your Mom.
Yet another wonderful card - i LOVE the backing paper.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this card is truly beautiful, and I love the simplicity and colour of it!..I don't have these dies yet but I do have others from the 1st POTW from Nov/Dec so will try this layout with them. Enjoy your time with your mum, as family time is very precious..:)..Hope it's not too long til we see you again on CR&CR...:)..Enjoy your day...xxx

Victoria said...

Have a fabulous time with your mum! It's lovely to see photos of the cruise. These buckle cards really are marvellous - such a simple yet effective idea for transforming a card.

craftylisa said...

hi sue hope your mum is well,have a great time,and i love everthing about this card.

hugs lisa

craftylisa said...

hi sue hope your mum is well,have a great time,and i love everthing about this card.

hugs lisa

Christine said...

Lovely card, again! Enjoy your visit home.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

mags said...

Beautiful card Sue. So love what you do with these dies. Have a nice time visiting your Mum.
Mags
x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, You are certainly a globetrotter!! Amsterdam looks very interesting, thanks for sharing the pics. Back to the card, simple and stunning, the buckle effect is one of my favourites. Could never be disappointed with any of your creations. Enjoy quality time with your Mum, you deserve it.
Hugs June xx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Yet another stunning card love the colour and the background paper.
Amsterdam is a lovely city glad you enjoyed the cruise. Hope you have a good time in Florida with your Mom.

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, do you ever stop? Hope you get time to relax and please give your Mom our fondest wishes and we trust she is keeping well! Strangely I watched the recording of this demo last night (looking for the green and white one) and I just love it! Great colours and lovely sentiment and I got the chance again to watch how you do your fantastic bow (such a laugh with Dean)! TFS the pics of Amsterdam with us. Take care! Hugs Christine H x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Never mind Queen of nesti's but super woman too lol! Have a great time and a good rest while at your mums
I love the card simple but says a lot
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xoxox

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue

Great card again, and lovely pictures.
Enjoy your time across the pond

Margaret L

Del said...

Another stunner Sue. Hope you have a great time with your Mum. xx

martine said...

hi sue what a elegant card, i hope you have a nice time with your mom, it must be hard when its time to leave, im lucky my mom live's just around the corner from me,so have a great vacation a time to relax a little xxx
martine xxx

Maggie said...

Time for a rest I feel. Let your Mum enjoy your company and forget about us crafters for a little while! Thanks for the blog and the inspiration I think the buckle cards are wonderful. xx

Lacelady said...

Another stunner - you never seem to be short of ideas!

Claveh said...

Lovely pictures, I wish I had been there, and your card in "simply wonderful!". Thanks Sue.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Lovely use of the buckles Sue and the usual "to die for" bow finishes it off perfectly. I don't know where you get the energy from! Cruising...Home..then America...Phew. Best wishes to your Mum x

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely cards Sue.
Glad you enjoyed the cruise. Amsterdam looks very interesting. Hope to get there myself one day!!! Enjoy your trip home. Hope you find time to relax a little.
Bye for now x

Vick McClean said...

Wow i love this card's simplicity but it looks so involved & isnt. Im actually waiting for those floral ovals to come in the post so i will try a card similar myself, thanks for the inspiration as usual Sue. Blimey you are globe trotting at the mo, your partner will say to you "who are you" when you go back home after Mom's lol..glad you're getting to go again, she sounds a lovely lady bless her.....thank goodness you are still keeping the blog going whilst away, where would we be without our daily fix of inspiration courtesy of Sue Wilson? cheers for that hunni xxxx Vick
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Ruthie said...

Loving the chocolate colours at the moment and hope everyone had agreat time.

Becci said...

Another amazing card :) xxx

Christine Harrop said...

I'm really liking this buckle effect. Hopefully I'll have a go soon. Lovely card.

Kate's Cards said...

I love the simplicity of the card and the sentiment just says it all!!
Loving the piccies. Amsterdam looks to be an interesting city.

YorkshireLass said...

Another winner Sue - Amsterdam looks great - one of these days ...
Sarah x

Cornish Emma said...

Another simple but stunning card, ideal for showing of lovely backing papers and still getting some interest. Amsterdam is beautiful, im lucky enough to have family living there so visit regulary. You've got to be having better weather back home with you Mom than we have here at the mo! Emma

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Glad you had a nice time on your cruise. I love the colours you used in todays card. The buckle effect is great. Floral ovals are already on my long wish list!! I also really love the bow. You have used some beautiful ribbon. I hope it wont be too long before you are bringing us lots more spellbinding magic on cc. Lots of love Tres x x x

hazel said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card and love the weaving .
Also love the photos of Amsterdam those buildings are amazing Sue.Have a lovely time with your Mum .Take care Hazelx

Carol said...

hi sue

Looks like you had a great time on the trip and in Amsterdan the card looks fab. love the backing paper. and the way you have put the buckle through the ovel frames.also the bow of corse. love all the colours.hope your mum is keeping well.I don't know how you fit it all in.

Maggie said...

Lovely card Sue liking the interlocking ovals very much..phew I'm tired just reading your post lol, talk about not letting your feet touch the ground....hope all is well with your visit to your Mom
hope you get a break too! We can't have your crafty brain worn out now can we? lol!

Maggie H

shellsta said...

The card is beautiful and one out of many I am going to attempt.

shellsta said...

Wow all your cards are stunning Sue as usual, hope all well with your mum and you get a bit of a rest. Thank you for your blog and ideas.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely 'buckle' card Sue, very versatile I would think. Enjoying your holiday snaps - have a good time with your Mum.

Craftychris said...

I love the buckle cards and the bow is fab. Have a brilliant time with your Mum, have a good rest, you deserve it. Thank you for sharing the photos xx

Linda said...

Lovely pics Sue, and another beautiful card. Linda x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

afternoon Sue
love the buckle cards and the colour really works well
Janet

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the buckle detail.
Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, you always give me lots of new ideas. Thanks Jacq

salem said...

love color etc

janw said...

Love the buckle card and the colours. Thanks for the pics of Amsterdam, brought back good memories. Enjoy time with your mum. Xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue you must be exausted, all that travling,I love the card,as usual stunning,thanks for showing the photos,enjoy your visit to your moms
Smiles
Ita

Joesgrandma said...

Lovely card and great photos Sue Thank you

Anonymous said...

Love scrolling through your blog - your creations are absolutely beautiful. Trouble is, I spend so much time looking at what I would like to achieve, I don't get to craft as much as I should. Need to get the balance right .....

Rolomum x

GillieG said...

Hi Sue

Can you please show how to make your beautiful bows again.
Regards Gillie G

GillieG said...

Hi #Sue what a great card. Where do you get your ideas from?

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Have a good time with your Mom, you deserve a break altho' I hope you make plenty of cards to share with us lol. Today's card is beautiful, I love the background paper and use of the dies.
Sonia x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, hope your mum is okay

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
First can I say, the sentiment is appropriate for yourself...love card!!!
There isn't an element of it that I dislike!

Love the photos, would love to be there!
Enjoy your time at home, kind regards to your Mom and thanks to her for her talented daughter !

Lara xxx

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
First can I say, the sentiment is appropriate for yourself...love card!!!
There isn't an element of it that I dislike!

Love the photos, would love to be there!
Enjoy your time at home, kind regards to your Mom and thanks to her for her talented daughter !

Lara xxx

jan said...

hi sue, I wish I had half of your energy, off again on your travels. love to-days card, and the pics of Amsterdam are great.
love jan x

Anonymous said...

I wish I had half your energy! Its so nice to know that you are able to keep seeing your mum. Once again your card is stunning. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Grimsby Chris

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Not disappointed at all, this card is just beautiful!! Hope you have a wonderful visit with your Mom!!

kathi17 said...

I love you photos of Amsterdam. We had a whole day's layover there once on a flight from Moscow to Boston. It was a really beautiful city. I'd love to go back some time. Like you, ours was a whirlwind view of the city. We just walked and walked, to see as much of the city as possible before we had to get back to the airport.

Yvonne (Seom) said...

I really like this one. And have just got my fancy ovals so def going to give it a try. I loved ystrdys one very much but did not get a chance to look at it till today. I love the way thos flowers come out. Well done you.......

Wendy said...

Another beautiful card, Sue - how could we be disappointed? Love the rich colours - looks luxurious and a little regal.

Thanks for all the pics of Amsterdam. Hope you are having a wonderful time in Florida with your Mom.

Planetsusie said...

I love the colours used Sue and the oval frames look good laid out in this pattern. A beautiful card and one which I will probably do a version of!!!.

Enjoy yourself with your Mum.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Sue, and lovely photos. Hope you have a lovely time with your Mom. Anne x

Christine said...

Beautiful card again Sue, you never disapoint your followers. Enjoy spending time with your Mom.
Hugs
Christine xx

trish xxx said...

keep drinking the coffee. you are one busy lady!

Jane said...

You need to slow down, I don't know how you do it. Beautiful card I will have a go at this one.

Jane xx

hazel said...

Lovely picture Sue and a stunning card too. Enjoy your time over the pond xx hazel

ang said...

beautiful card, you are one busy lady, hope you have a good visit angxxx

Carole Z said...

Goodness Sue you are giving me jet lag and I haven't been anywhere:) I love the way you have used the dies in this card, great idea! Thanks for sharing the photos, have a good time with your mom, hugs Carole Z X

Linda said...

WOW this is stunning, I love the way you have used the dies and threaded the sentiment through them. A really stunning card.

Thank you for sharing your photos of Amsterdam, it looks like you had a lovely time.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Hellma said...

Great card, hope you had a wonderful time, hope you have a special time with Mum.

liz spooner said...

Love the colours in this card Sue, and you are right this card is simple but elegant. Thanks Liz S.x

vicky37diddy said...

nice card sue xxx hugz vicky xx

vicky37diddy said...

nice card sue xxx hugz vicky xx

michele said...

really like this card

Lynda said...

Hi Sue,
Glade the cruise went well and your mum is well.
The card is lovely so simple but very
effective i will defiantly give this one a go.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Lynda x

CathyinMN said...

Love your card. Have a good visit with your mother, and safe travels back home.

Shazza said...

disappointed?? Never! Love this, thanks for another great idea x

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

I love these cards that you make with the dies all interlocked, its such a great idea and a lovely feature, really goes well withe the bows aswell.

Great pics, I am defo signing up for next years cruise (if there is one)!!

Safe journey for all your travelling

Much love

Amanda xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
A great card. Wishing I had the floral ovals but will give this card a go with some of my other dies. Happy Travelling.
Joan B.

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. You must be tired after your quick turnaround. I hope your Mum is ok and you have a nice relaxing time with her.

xx

Gay New Malden said...

Lovely card Sue. Glad you enjoyed the cruise. Thank you for posting the pics. Enjoy your time with
your Mum.

Love Gayx

jennynurse said...

Hi Sue...what a little "Jet Setter" you are !!!! Thanks for the Pics,,great to see the Ship. Love this card. I really like your way with the dies..
Hope you have a good time with your Mum.

angiec said...

love the colorway on this one and my favourite ovals again

Wendy L said...

Such a gorgeous card and a wonderful idea.. Cruuise looks fun.xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Gosh Sue your feet haven't had time to touch the ground.
Thank goodness for your blog, my Sky+ box crashed and in repairing it the engineer has deleted all my recorded demos of you on C&C.
Have a lovely time with your Mum and try to find time to put your feet up.

Best wishes Edwina

brenda said...

Love the way you have used the oval dies so inventive. Have a lovely mothers day with your mum in Floruda but come back soon !!! Xx

Margaret said...

Lovely card do have a rest after all your travels you have earned it. Enjoy your stay and enjoy your stay, take care.
Margaret

Lynn said...

love love love this card...the paper is so pretty!! i just love the ovals and have used mine so much. Happy travelling!
hugs Lynn xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Hope your mum is well and you have had time to recover from all your traveling love the card and the pics
Take care
Theresa x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A stunning and beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Hanneke said...

Wow gorgeous card. Loved the pictures of Amsterdam. Not only in busy cities but just about everywhere in the Netherlands are a lot of bikes. It's just our way of life I think :). I wouldn't be able to live without my bike, lol. Hugs, Hanneke

sheila stokes said...

Hi Sue, love the card, have a great time with your mum. sheila. x

Vicki Sharkey said...

No wonder you don't know whether you are coming or going. I am surprised you know what day of the week it is!
A stunning card, really clever use of the dies. I am thinking that others can be used in the same way - will have to look at them with fresh eyes!
Vicki :)

baconbits said...

Evening Sue, Wow your passport must be waorn to a frazzle. Have a great time with your Mom.
Now for the card, i really like this style of card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue,

Well, if I will be honest I'm not worried about the card...just give our love to your Mom and we'll pray so she'll better soon. Do have rest as well, we're devoted to your blog so card or no card...just to hear that none of your love ones are ill, I'm sure, everyone will agree that that's all we want to hear. Have a great time with your family...thanks again for the cruise pics. Take care and God bless you and your family!

With lots of love,
Aggie Osborne xxx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Lovely pics of Amsterdam, even the lamp post, next to the flowery bike, is ornate :D
I love the colours in this card but the button ....now where did you find that one it's gorgious
Sue H. xx

Vanessa said...

great card, must have a go at this technique. Brilliant photos. Don't you suffer from Jet lag??

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

Please, please relax and chill out whilst you at at your Mum's - you really do deserve some 'me' time

Get your lovely man to pamper you

Vie
x

Buttons said...

Love the card as ever Sue. Looks like you had a fun but rushed visit to Amsterdam. You need to go back and see the Van Gogh museum - quite incredible.
Hope you have a great visit with your Mum. Hugs, Buttons x

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card (more dies that I'll have to add to my collection), fab photos (looking forward to seeing more), and enjoy a break with your mum!!!!
Have a great time
Caz xxx

Craftycat said...

Enjoy your time with your mum. It's great to see your photos, thanks xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, yet another lovely card and the cruise looks like it was so much fun. I hope they make it an annual event too... so I can join in next time :)

Liz F (DizzyL)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. It's a nice twist on your standard buckle layout. The cruise photos look incredible - not sure about being on a boat with 900 other people though. Hope your not working too hard in Florida. With Love & Light Theresa.H

Dawn Louise said...

Hi sue, you must be worn out. have a good stay in the states and that your mum is ok
now as for the card, and please forgive me. it could just be my giddyness with me celebrating my birthday today. but when I first saw the card I saw a pair of huge specs staring at me, then looked again and saw , well a pair of boobs. lol
then looked again and saw a lovely card. I got there in the end didn't I. lol take care and chill whilst you're there. x

guffie said...

wow Sue i love the card i think i watched you do something like this on C&C so i know how to do this one with out having my computer on stand by incase i forget what i'm doing lol...... love the pictures of the cruise looking forward to seeing more
thanks gail xx

snapdragon25 said...

Another lovely style of card. Great to see the pics and read about the cruise - I was so jealous..but maybe next time.
Love Hil xo

lainey said...

I love how you do these banners Sue lainey x

jennywren1947 said...

Another lovely card Sue have fun at moms Chris x

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love that background paper too :) Now I want to go to Amsterdam! Never thought of it much before, but it looks gorgeous there :) Those buildings make me want to take my paints! Thanks for sharing these fun pics. Have fun visiting with Mom!

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Hope to get these dies soon. Great card - love the banner, the bow and that gorgeous button, everything.
Am enjoying seeing the photo's. Thank you.
You certainly are Wonder Woman! Whizzing round the world, whipping up cookies and cards and loading the laundry and the blog in between!
Hope you have a lovely time with your Mum,
Sue x

magpie said...

Your card is beautiful Sue, how could we ever be disappointed? This one's so rich & classy! Wow! Lovely pictures of the buildings in Amsterdam. All the craftmanship that went into making the stonework all those years ago & without any of the modern day machines that we have now. It truly is amazing when you look at every detail! Thank you for showing them to us all. Hope you manage to get a bit of rest at your mums after your hectic schedule! Take care Sue, love to you & your mum x love karen x

Emily H said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos!

Rufus said...

How could we be disappointed in one of your cards? Welcome back to this side of the pond. Don't know how you do it, esp with all the crafty stuff. Thanks for sharing the pic's.
R/

franzesjoi said...

lovely card!!! im inlove with your bows :)

May said...

You are a busy girl Sue... fabulous card love it all.. Hugs May x x x

crafty lady said...

Sue what can I say you are one amazing lady, lady in a suitcase lol glad you all had fun photos are lovely. Have a wonderful time with your mum, and try to rest a wee bit. Today's card is stunning ( dies on to get list ) take care best wishes to your mum was great hearing her on her birthday on C&C. Hugs Fiona xxxx

Anonymous said...

Crafting on the water mmmm...
Good job you're a well seasoned traveller!
Enjoy your visit, don't craft too much!
Gill

Su said...

Phew Sue... don't know how you keep track of where you are never mind posting all the lovely pics... and... making the cards too! Do you ever sleep?

jordiegirl said...

Another brilliant card Sue.

Enjoy seeing your mom and Florida - at least the weather should be better over there!

We love visiting relatives in Rotterdam - lots of them get around on bicycles. One of the times we went at Easter time and saw all the beautiful tulips - you must go if you get the chance. They also have a fantastic model village not too far from Rotterdam. Kinderdijk is the place to go if you want to see lots of windmills.

Lucy said...

I like the buckle concept, especially with the beautiful bow that accompanies it. Thanks for the pics. They bring back memories of my own European trip MANY years ago. Welcome to the US. I hope you're enjoying Florida, but I'm sure it's somewhat warmer than Amsterdam.

sheila said...

Don't suppose you know if you are flying or swimming at the moment. Glad to hear it wasn't all work and no plaes. Todays is, and you had time to have fun with friends and colleagues. Todays card, weaving the die cuts gives them such a wonderful extra dimentions. Have a great time with your mum.

Barbara said...

You must have a lot of air miles with all the travelling do! Enjoy your time with your mum!!!

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