Sunday, 28 April 2013

Friends Forever

 Good Sunday morning!  What a fun and special day I had yesterday for my Mom's birthday!  She loved all the well wishes everyone sent via my blog too!  Thank you so much for those.  I want to take a few more pics today before my brother heads back to Calif., then I will get some of the pics up on the blog later in the week to share with you!  Today's card is one of those cards that I try to make using those smaller dies in the sets that often get overlooked.  As I start my task to make samples for shows, I always try to get different looks and styles to show a wide variety with each die set and try my best to use some of the smaller "worker" type dies that are often included.  You may only purchase a die set because you like the largest main focal die, but find that some of the smaller dies are quite useful in and of themselves.  This was the case for this small flower die from the Ornate Squares set.  I thought it was rather pretty and easy to use all by itself.  I cut three small apertures in a row with it across the bottom of my card.  I picked out three shades of lavender to use behind it and cut the flowers in each of the varying shades.  I mounted the aperture piece on foam for dimension, then placed the flowers so they were recessed into the openings across the bottom.  I cut a piece of white card for the top of the card and embossed it using the Awesome Blossom Embossibility folder for an all over floral look.  I joined the two pieces and then stamped a strip of white card with my sentiment.  I matted it with a pale lavender card and cut forks into the end.  I cut two more of the same flower in white then offset them for a completely different look and added them to the end of my sentiment strip.  I added 3mm pearls to the centre of that flower.  I matted the entire card with lavender and added a white pearl swirl across the embossed portion of the card.  I matted it with a double white pierced mat to complete the card.  More of a clean and simple style for me, but still quite pretty I think!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

Time for the Comment game winners for the week too!  This week's names drawn are:
Margaret Lycett!!!
Laura Matthews171!!!
Fame01!!!

For the extra qualifying post of April 20th, the winners are:
Corrine!!!
Dinx!!!
Margaret McDonald!!!

For the extra qualifying post of April 22nd, the winners are:
Selinei!!!
Lynn (Delphinoid)!!!
Sharica!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prizes.  All for now, Sue x














182 comments:

Pam said...

A very pretty card today, lovely. I am so glad ou and your family had a lovely day yesterday, your Mom must have loved it.

Alice G said...

Good morning Sue, so glad your mom had such a great day! I love all your clever ideas and this one is so cool. Thanks Sue, this is a lovely card.

Hugs
Alice xx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning and I love the lilac. It was good to know that you and your family had a great day yesterday, these days are to be cherished.xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, clean and simple. The flowers are lovely. Glad your Mom had a good day. Take care.

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card. You are quite right the little dies do get over looked!

Glad you Mum had a good day,;look forward to seeing the photos later.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, or whatever time it is when you read this.
So glad to hear you all had a great day, one for the Scrapbook to treasure.
Love this card and yes we do tend to ignore these little Dies.
This is clean, cool and certainly very effective.
Will definitely give this a try
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a clever use of the small die, I'm afraid I never know how to use them other than for embellishments. You've made me realise that they can be used as the main image. I am so glad your Moms day went well look forward to the photos.
Hugs x
Heather T

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, such a sweet card not too much going on but very effective. Love it. Nice to hear your mom enjoyed her birthday, look forward to seeing the photos.

Wilma x x x

Anne Crawford said...

So glad you had a wonderful day with your mom!
Very pretty card today, and clever use of the small dies we all seem to overlook!

tracy w said...

Hi sue glad you and your family had a great day with your mum this card is so beautiful thanks for sharing all you good talent with us your mum must be very proud to have a great daughter like you thank you Tracy w x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, another winner , crisp, clean and simple but putting to use the smaller dies. Great!!!!!!. Gud to know you and yours had a lovely day yesterday . Look forward to seeing the pics . Lol Lynne M x x x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card, clean fresh look, simple but very effective .
So glad you had a good day yesterday! Can't wait to see the photos.
Gail C x

jacqui said...

Great card Sue, your right very often the smaller dies in the sets are over looked, will try to use them more often.

Christine linnett said...

Love the simplicity of this one sue x hugs Chris x

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, so glad yesterday was a success can't wait to see the pictures. Love this card so simple and elegant.

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I am glad you and your Mom had a special day yesterday, looking forward to seeing the photo's.
I love today's card, very pretty, the little dies do not get used much if at all, so it is nice to see them in action, so to speak.
Congratulations to the comment winners, maybe one day I will be lucky, hee hee.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue simple is good and such a good use of a small die of which there are many in my collection. I will have another look at them. I am so pleased you had a great day yesterday and that your mum enjoyed it so much. I too am looking forward to seeing your photos. Love Jackie

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. So glad your Mom had a fabulous birthday. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Pleased you all had a great day for your mum's birthday, looking forward to seeing some great photos.
I just love the card today it's simplicity makes it elegant, great way to use the small dies.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, so glad your mom had a good day yesterday and enjoyed all the fuss from her family.

Love this card, you always come up with these great ideas, don't know how you do it!
Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

So glad your Mom had a wonderful day with all the family that is what Special Birthdays are all about. Looking forward to seeing the photo's.

This card is so pretty and fresh and thankyou for reminding us to use the tiny dies they look so nice on this card and the lilac is very fresh and Spring like.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianna Hammer said...

Good morning.
Again a lovely and elegant card. Simple to make but very effective. The smallar dies go so well with the Showing off of the embossingfolder.
Very well made

margaret mcdonald said...

Hi Sue
glad your day went so well!! Looking forward to seeing the photos!
I like this card because the lines are clean and simple but still beautiful and eye catching - Also because it could really be made using just about any colour underneath - which is great.
Hugs
Maggie xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, So glad your Mom enjoyed her Birthday yesterday, I bet she was really surprised when your Brother walked in.
Your card today is a lovely quick and easy card, but very elegant, and loving the lavender and white.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

How do you come up with so many ideas - this is a very easy card to do yet it looks so effective. Love the way you have used all the little pearls in the middle of the flower too. So pleased you had such a good day yesterday and look forward to seeing some photos. YvonneMayxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great ideas on this card, keep the inspiration coming. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - glad yday went well. How spooky - I used the Ornate squares for the first time yday and I love them - but not the flower die! I was trying my take on 'You Made my Day' the male card you posted on 11th April. I used the engraving board for the first time also - I am in love with that stuff! I also for the first time, die cut leather and embossed it with the basketweave embossing folder - lovely. And another first - embossed the metal corners. All inspired by you - so thanks. I've just got to get the contruction right today - I often rush that bit I think - I get soo excited as it all comes together -so I decided to leave it overnight and do it fresh today and take my time!

I notice some of your cards lately are using shades of - any chance you can do coloured cards in shades of sets in future - say 3 colours shades of blue, shades of lavender, shades of teal perhaps? I think they would be very popular with the Wilsonnettes.
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Morning sue i love todays card its so fresh looking. I must admit i do like simple looking cards. And i like the colour you have used. Congratulations to all to todays lucky winners. Did your mum like her surprise your brother turning up. Take care Sue xxx

Debs artliff

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Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue ths card is quite simply stunning. I love it. It's great that you your family had a great day and your Mum had a truly special day. Hugs Sonia x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, glad you all had a very special day yesterday. looking forward to seeing the photo's. A very pretty card for today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Guilty as charged, Sue, have to say rarely use the littlies - so now have a bit of inspiration to get them out!
Card so pretty with the three shades of lavender.
Great that you had such a good day after all your planning for such a special occasion.

'P' in Wales

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue.

Marion said...

Hi Sue a lovely simple and clean looking card ,my kind of card ,no big fussy bow yeh.
glad yesterday went well.
Marion H

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love the card and the idea of using the smaller dies like you said. So so pleased your Mum and everyone had a Special 90th Birthday - bless her. Looking foward to the photo's. Enjoy your time with her and your family. Congratulations to all the winners

Love June
xxx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, I am so pleased to hear that you and all your family had a lovely day yesterday. Today's card is so pretty and delicate looking. You have used my favorite colour today so very pleased, and one that I can recreate as I have the die. I love the flower embossing too. Have a great day. Crafty Hugs Debbie R xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
So pleased all the family had a fab day and hope Mom was sat when your brother walked in.
I love today's card - the colour of lavender is so peaceful and evokes the smell of beautiful evenings after a hot sunny day. The little dies can make a huge difference sometimes can't they and I admit that I tend to overlook them - must try better with them.
Janet x

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely card Sue ,i like the swirl . Glad your momhad a good day
Crafty hugs Rachel x

trish from Wolverhampton xxx said...

Hi Sue,nice simple and pretty card. Sending crafty hugs as usual.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simplicity of this card, great use of the small die.
So glad you all had a great family day, I too am looking forward to the pics.

Donna Jones

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
So glad you had a lovely day with your Mom!
Congrats to the lucky winners!
I located the Asters Die, so looking forward to following your inspirational card of yesterday!
I try to use all my Dies, but sometimes they are so tiny.....I know I should..... but will try harder!
LoveMarg

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, so pleased that your Mum had a wonderful day and looking forward to the photos! This is a simple but stunning card! Carole Z X

Marion Bull said...

Glad you are having such a good time and that Mom enjoyed her day so much. Family days are real treasures. Love the card, and it will make me look again at my die sets to see what I may have been overlooking that might make such a lovely card.
Marion xxx

Izzwizz said...

Love the embossing on this card, and the cutout flowers are really pretty. So glad yesterday went well and we are all looking forward to seeing the pics :-) maddy x

Erica said...

GM Sue
So glad you all had a good time with your mom yesterday.
Lovely card, clean and simple.
Erica x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful simple card, glad you all had a good day yesterday

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a pretty, delicate card. Love the touch of colour.

So glad your mom had a good day and enjoyed her lovely surprise.

Congrats to all the winners.

Love Val in Spain xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card, simple but beautiful. Great to hear you had a good day yesterday and that your mum enjoyed it
Audrey x

Jane said...

simple and elegant love today's card.

Jane xx

Helen Barker said...

Really like this,just shows you can use the little dies to make a fabulous card.Enjoy your family time.Well done to the winners and thanks for the stamps that I received this week.
Helen Bx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the style and design of it and the colour is gorgeous too. Glad you had a fab time yesterday and your mum enjoyed her day xx hazel

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

So pleased that you had a good day with your Mum and family yesterday. I remember you wishing her happy birthday on air and cant believe it was a year ago!!!

Todays card is really pretty and can be used for lots of occasions and in different colours too

Sue xx

dutchess said...

a lovely simple clean card Sue....and my Favorite embossing folder ever!... I spent all day recreating your beautiful card in custard and white for a friends 60th birthday...just got to get it assembled now ...hope you have a lovely Sunday with the family hugs xxx

Sandybee said...

Simple and very pretty card today Sue.
It's nice to know your Mum had a great birthday with you and your family

xx Sandra

mags said...

A really pretty card today Sue. Love the soft colours.
Glad your Mum had a good day.
mags
x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I'm glad your showing what to do with some of the little bits that come with the larger dies. What a lovely card today and Lilac/Purples are my favorite colour.
Glad you all had a fantastic time yesterday. I bet your Mum was overjoyed to see your brother. Look forward to seeing the pics later on in the week. Sounds like your working already Sue. Hope you can have a rest as well.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had a lovely day, look forward to the pics. A very pretty understated card today

Carole said...

Morning Sue. This is very pretty card and great use of the small flower die.

Glad your Mum had a great day. Looking forward to seeing the photos x

Helen said...

This is stunning. Some lovely ideas to try out xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for show casing these little dies. I have never used any of them from the sets I have as I've never known how to use them effectively - now I do. They look lovely here. So glad yesterday went well and congrats to all the winners. Can't wait to see the photos.
Beverley W

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
I am so glad that your Mom and all your family had a great time yesterday. Looking forward to the picks.
Congratulations to todays winners.
Beautiful card Sue, very simple and clean looking. I love these type of cards.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Carol Yates said...

Morning Sue, glad your mum had a great birthday. Beautiful card, and yes it is so true, my first thought when seeing the dies was, 'gosh that is so tiny' Will have to try to have a play with it.
Carol.x

starcyl said...

Hi Sue, glad you all enjoyed oyur day yesterday and your mom must have been over the moon.
This card is very pretty and looks so attainable.
Jenny x

Pauline A said...

Good morning Sue (and Sue's mum), Hope you are feeling ok after your frivolities yesterday. So glad you had a good time with all of your family. I like the embossed background and the lovely clean lines of your card, not forgetting that lovely lilac card. my favourite colour. Love from a chilly U.K. Pauline A xxx

cats said...

Very lovely but simple,embossing makes such a difference to a card.Glad you all had a great day...Christine xx

Hellma said...

Such a beautiful simple card.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, I have not been on blogger for a while due to personal reasons, glad to be back.
What a lovely card. I will have to play with all the small dies.
Good to know your having a great time with your family. Happy belated Birthday wishes to your Mum.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, just love the card it looks so simple to do but so elegant and the colors are lovely, so glad you and your family had a good day with your Mom it's great to have get togethers especially such a great occasion as your Moms 90th birthday all my love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today, the embellishments make it more special. What a great day for you all yesterday. Your Mum's birthday will be celebrated for at least a week I'm sure. I keep our cards up for longer sometimes and never throw the handcrafted ones away. Thinking of you all. Mabex

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and design. Glad you and your mum had a lovely day y/day. Emma

Floss said...

Hi Sue, Glad you had a great day on your Mom's birthday, look forward to the pics. Love this card, so clean and crisp. Enjoy the rest of your stay across the pond and love to Mom. x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Very dainty card today, could be used for many different occasions. Love the three shades of lilac.
Pleased to hear you Mum had a good day with her lovely family around her. Love to all your family
Hugs
Carol x

Victoria said...

Very pretty card today, good to see what can be done with the smaller dies. Love the forked sentiment as usual. Glad you all had a lovely family celebration yesterday. xx

nannapat said...

Clean and simple and so pretty. Glad you had a good day yesterday. Pat x

karenlotty said...

Love lilac I'm not a pink person Quite minimalist which I love So glad the party was a success Were you able to capture the look on your mum's face when your brother arrived - priceless! Congrats to winners

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card cleverly using the small die from the set.So glad yesterday went well and enjoy your time with your brother before he heads home.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
So glad your Mom had a special day yesterday its one to treasure.
A very crisp and clean card today and so simple - yet very effective. Love it.
Enjoy the time with your family.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Gail said...

Another luvly card and yet different ideas on how to utilise all the 'ickle' dies xx Gail T xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I am so glad your Mom's party was a hit, I am sure you all will have lots of lovely memories of it to keep you smiling for weeks. Today's card is beautiful, quite simple but nevertheless perfect.

Love Rosemarie xx

fame01 said...

HI SUE
simple and a very stunning card lilac is one of my fav colours ..congrats to the winners.glad you had a good day with your mum take care sarah ..xx

Hayley Johnson said...

Oh Sue this is a real beauty! Another inspirational demo to show us all why you are the expert. I have the ornate squares set and have never used the die! Thanks again Sue for encouraging me to look at my dies differently.
Hugs Hayley xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
So pleased you had a wonderful time with your Mum on her Special day.
Your card this morning is simply elegant and thank you so much for the idea with the extra dies. It's so true that it's always the main die that gets used ....I always forget about the extra little ones that come with them.
Many congrats to the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today. Simple but effective. I do not have the ornate squares and I can not remember seeing a flower die in the set !! I will have to look at a picture of the set now !! Your colour combo is lovely and I think the card looks fresh and spring like !! Congrats to all the winners. Glad you had a great time at your Mums birthday. Happy crafting everyone love Tres x x x

Annie said...

Morning Sue. Somglad your Mom's day was wonderful, your joy comes through in your words and it will be wonderful to see your pics :-)
Love this card and thanks for showing us the little dies which as you say are so often unused. Love the pearl flower centre too.
Take care Hugs Annie

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue ...it's me again, I'm going away for a few days break, so please don't think I am ignoring your beautiful work. I shall miss seeing your stunning creatiopns each day as I will have no asscess to the internet. In the words of Arnie 'I will be back!' Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card sue.

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue. Simple looking design, that looks so very pretty. I tend to forget the little dies, buying sets usually because of one particular die. So... I'm suddenly realising I have a whole different stash to play with.
Thank you so much for this blog, it is totally inspirational.
Love Jackie C XXX

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Im pleased you had a great time with your family and looking forward to your photos,

The card is very pretty and you are so right we do overlook the smaller dies and they are so pretty too.

Take care
Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely simple stunning card, so fresh. As you said we sometimes forget about the smaller dies in the sets, I will certainly be looking at the in a different light in the future. Great that your mum have a fantastic day, these days are to be treasured. Take care, Jess x.

Oops congrats to the winners, enjoy!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful as always,love the way you have used the small flower dies. Glad you all had a great day with your mum.
Best wishes, Pat

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Simple, elegant and beautiful. I'm so glad you had a good day yesterday, bet Mom is a little tired today with all the excitement, give her our best wishes. Hugs to you and your family.
love Jan x x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the way you vary your cards its great for me. Esp as my collection of dies is rather small and I can adapt the ideas to suit what I have in my collection. Enjoy your time with the family.
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, So pleased Mums Bithhday went off well and you all had a great day.
Todays card is so lovely and fresh,
I agree we do not use the small dies in our sets as they don't make a statement like the larger ones - BUT yet again you have achieved a stunning effect with a very small die.
Best wishes Brenda Lel

Jackie Meechan said...

I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful day with all your family. Beautiful card yet again. Clean simple lines and just a touch of colour.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning. Glad you all had a fantastic day. This is the stuff of lasting memories.
Love the lilac and simplicity of this card.
Looking forward to seeing the pics.X

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Glad you had a fun day with you Mum and family. Love this card very CAS. hugs, Carol S.xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card today, and yesterdays was amazing, was just too busy yesterday to get on line.... I am so pleased that you had such a lovely day with your Mum and she also enjoyed her day.... Looking forward to trying something like this card soon xxxx

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely simple but effective. Love the colours. I think lavender shades are one of my favourites.
Glad you had a great time with your family yesterday looking forward to the photos.
Hugs Sue x

Maryann said...

Love this all white card, with just the tiny colored details here in a few shades, it looks stunning, and all the bling ofcause finish it all perfectly of too. Gorgeous as always hun.
Sooo glad to hear, you all had a wonderful Birthday party yesterday, and hopefully your mum will get many many more to celebrate in the future too. Looking forwward to see the pics later, when you get some time, and no rush okay.

Maryann said...

Love this all white card, with just the tiny colored details here in a few shades, it looks stunning, and all the bling ofcause finish it all perfectly of too. Gorgeous as always hun.
Sooo glad to hear, you all had a wonderful Birthday party yesterday, and hopefully your mum will get many many more to celebrate in the future too. Looking forwward to see the pics later, when you get some time, and no rush okay.

Maggie said...

This is subtle and yet stunning. Gives life to these little dies. I must look at them differently too. Glad you and Mum had a great day, so good you could spend it together. xx

Jacquie said...

Another great card Sue, very simple but also very pretty. What a lovely idea.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Pretty! Susan x

salem said...

lovelly card best wushes to your mom

Clare said...

Beautiful card. Glad you had a good day for your Mum's birthday, looking forward to seeing the photos.

Clare x

Janice K said...

A super card which highlights the great value that we can get from our dies, its just that some of us need it pointing out-thank you for that!!
I love the way the embossing folder pattern almost matches the die. x

Aileen said...

Love this card, the simplicity and the colours!
Glad you had a great time with your family,just spent a few days with my Mum and sis who I don't see often enough, so understand how important these days are.
Aileen xx

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sued99 said...

Really lovely card. Am going to try this today! Good to hear the birthday went well.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
less is more card. Love it. Your eye is drawn to the special bits, but can never look at your cards without trying to work out how u did it. Getting to love these big tags/pennants (just done some on the cake boxes with naughty but nice stamped on them. Went down a treat on the stall).
Happy birthday to your mum and many more of them. Hope your having a great time
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Kate's Cards said...

I love the simplistic look of this card! Hope your Mom enjoyed her day! xx

Joanne2403 said...

Loving the last two cards especially where you are using just a hint of other colours with the white, really fresh and spring like, suitable for so many occasions, thank you for sharing and giving us such great inspiration Hugs JoJo x

Jenney said...

Great to have something simple and elegant for us less experienced crafters. Great for all types of celebration from get well to birthdays and even berevement and lends it's self to other colours too. Hope your weekend continues well have a really great time with your family. Luv Jenney (UK)

Jenney said...

Great to have something simple and elegant for us less experienced crafters. Great for all types of celebration from get well to birthdays and even berevement and lends it's self to other colours too. Hope your weekend continues well have a really great time with your family. Luv Jenney (UK)

TOB said...

This is a really fresh looking card really lovely. Glad you all had a good day on your Moms Birthday.x

lynda said...

So simple but very elegant love it
Glad mums party went well & hope you all had a great day Sue.
Hugs Lynda xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Uta said...

Your card looks fantastic and I love the beautiful pearl swirl.
Hugs, Uta

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card, can't wait to see your pics. So glad you had a lovely day, memories to treasure.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Glad to hear yesterday went well!

This card is simply pretty!
You're right about the small dies being overlooked...but, you've created a lovely little feature with the die.
Loving the hint of colour, the embossing etc.
Must liberate my little dies from the boredom of the magnetic sheets and let them be creative! lol!

Have a great day
Lara xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely simply yet elegant look to this card.

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely simple card using the smaller dies which I can honestly say I have never used!! So thanks for the idea, I love the shades of lilac used and like Claire would love creative expressions to do packs of shades!!! Glad it went well at your moms party and I look forward to seeing the photos later in the week. Love Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a simple card and it is lovely. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

I am so glad that you had a lovely day with your Mum yesterday and I am glad that you had a nice day. This card is beautiful, loads of inspiration for me today. Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Hope all went well for your mams birthday party yesterday, todays card looks really delicate and you have shown us what to do with the small dies thank you. Congrats to all this weeks winners. Love from christine c xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Suee

What a sweet design, so versatile, lots of uses.

Glad to hear you all enjoyed your mons birthday.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Another fab card- love your colour combo. It's great to see more uses for the smaller dies, much appreciated. TFS
Good to hear that all went well and you enjoyed your mum's special birthday.
Hugs,
Trish x

Ita said...

Hi Sue love the card the little flowers work well and I just love the pearls in the center of one of them.Happy to hear that all went well and that your Mom and everyone had a great day .Looking forward to seeing pics.,
Smiles,
Ita

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and just the idea I need for a friend's birthday next month.
Glad you had a good day with your Mum and brother yesterday and look forward to seeing the pictures.
Frances

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, So glad that your Mom had such a memorable birthday and that you all had such a great day, the photos will be lovely.
This card is stunning in its simplicity, love the soft colours and banner, it is good that you remind us to use the smaller dies they do get overlooked, I will be giving some of mine an airing thanks to your inspiration.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Sue enjoy the rest of the weekend with your family.
Hugs June xxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love this card. Pretty and fresh. You are quite right that we look at the main dies and forget how useful the smaller ones can be. Thank you. X

Jamaican Girl said...

Hi Sue, love the card...cool, crisp and refreshing is how it feels & looks!!! Glad you are all having a good time...

Higs Kay xx

melanie said...

Pretty card Sue like the way the little die is used .Melanie

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such a pretty card Sue! It's Gorgeous!

I love the colours used and the Awesome Blossom Embossibilty is lovely.

I'm glad you had a lovely day with your Mum for her birthday. I shall look forward to seeing the pictures you post.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Oh and I forgot to say...

What a lovely surprise to see my name as one of your winners.

Thank You So Much!!! :) X X

Helen VoG said...

Beautiful card. Colours lovely. Glad to hear your mom had a good birthday.

Margaret Lycett said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, love the colour.
Glad you and your mom had a good day yesterday.
Margaret L

Janice said...

Morning Sue, glad to hear your mum had a good birthday. Card is pretty. Janice x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, so glad that everything went well yesterday - I hope the shock wasn't too overwhelming for your Mum, especially when your brother arrived! Love todays card, yes simple, but beautiful. Love Sam xxx

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a shame that your brother can't stay loner - I bet you still have lots to talk about!
The card today is lovely - hadn't thought of using the flower in that way. Shall make a start with the ornate squares today - am looking forward to it.
Also looking forward to the pics of your mom's birthday.
Hugs, Rose

Rose in Chester said...

Sorry, meant "longer"
Hugs, Rose

Jill Liddle said...

Very pretty card today Sue. Love everything about it.

Meg said...

Simple but stylish card. I can see it worked with so many colour ways too.

So pleased your Mum had a lovely day yesterday.
Enjoy the rest of your time with your brother.

Margaret O
xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,a beautiful card the little
touch of lilac just sets it off love
it. Glad your mum had a nice day with you all
looking forward to your photo's.
Nancyd xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Lovely in it's simplicity and such a great colour. Enjoy your family time.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely, card today. Glad you and your family has a great day yesterday. Crafty Hugs Elaine xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, so glad you all had a lovely day yesterday - how wonderful you could give your Mom a birthday to remember.
Today's card is so lovely - will look at the 'little dies' in a new light!

Hugs, Belinda. X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and thanks for the idea of what to do with the smaller dies, I do struggle with how to use them. Pleased to hear your Mum had a lovely birthday and you have fun with your brother before he heads home. SueL

SHARICA said...

Wow! Another simply stunning clean cut beautiful card .. xx

Congrats to all the winners .. And thanks for picking me too, its the first time I have ever won anything off any Blog .. xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card as always xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Really glad that your mam and the rest of the family had a great day yesterday. Those days are so special and sometimes we don't treasure them as much as we should. Today's card is elegant in its simplicity and I love the colours. So pleased that you have used the smaller dies as they are so often overlooked - well they are by me!

Phi said...

Nice card. Love the pearls.

magpie said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, simple yet stunning and it doesn't need anymore than that. I love the colours, the sentiment and the way you have done the flowers. Plus as always, reminding us to make use of the little dies that come in a set! So glad you all had a wonderful day yesterday Sue. Looking forward to the pictures that you have taken but take this time for yourself and your family too and enjoy every minute of it! Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your prizes! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Susan White said...

Such a simple fresh card - so pretty with the different shades of lilac!

Thanks, Susan

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours and design.
Glad your Mom had a lovely day
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

hazel said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card as always.So glad that you and your family had a wonderful birthday day with your Mum.Hope she is well
Take care
Hazel G

kimberley said...

Very pretty and understated.glad you all had a good time as a family-will look forward to seeing the pictures,take care,x.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, those little dies look really cute.

Jean Cockburn said...

Hi Sue, I love this card what a good way to use smaller dies,glad you and your family had a lovely day yesterday. xxxx Jean

Michelle said...

Hi Sue, so glad to hear you had a great day with your mum yesterday. Today's card is beautiful. The pearl embelishments are stunning.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

mell said...

Stunning simple but effective! ! Easily adapted for variouse uses. Xxx congratulations to all winners xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - So pleased you had a lovely day with your mom and clan on her 90th Birthday. I am looking forward to seeing somo of the pictures you've promised us. Your card today is another of those where you show us what can be done with the lesser dies. Must admit I need pointing in the right direction! Love the background folder.
Val C xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, So pleased for you and your family that you had a great moms birthday ! Look forward to seeing your photos.
Today's card is simply elegant love it.
Hugs
Jean D

Laura O said...

A really simple and very pretty card.Love the way you used the small dies.Laura O

well done to all the winners today.

Paper Junkie said...

As they say - small but perfectly formed. Love the embossing folder too. X

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the beautiful embossing. Congratulations to the winners too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue
very pretty and elegant card today. Although this is only my second message, I have been looking at your cards every day for well over a year and your inspiration is endless.I look forward to seeing your creations everyday, and thanks to my son I am now able to join in on your blog. I look forward to seeing the photo's of your mom on her special day and the shock on her face when she saw your brother. Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards
Tina x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Glad your mom had a good day, and also that you were able to be there with her. This is a very simple but pretty card Kathy xxxx

Crafty Nanna said...

Beautiful card Sue and those little worker dies look great along the bottom

Sandra Vickery said...

beautifull card very chic

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, like the idea of using the dies usually left in the packet!

Mol x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, pretty card today, love the way you have used the smaller dies. Glad you all had a lovely day looking forward to seeing your pics x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card today, love the colours.
Glad the Birthday Girl had a happy day yesterday and it would be lovely to see some pics.
Congrats to all the lucky winners,
Sue xx

Fuchsia said...

Well done winners !
Sue this card is simply beautiful x

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Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Hi Sue sorry to post late again.
This is a gorgeous card I love the embossed background and the pearl swirls. To be honest I hadn't even noticed the flower in the ornate square die set I really must look it out and start playing as its so pretty. The purple card you've used behind the apertures is pretty and the layered flower so very pretty too.

Congrats to all the winners!

Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove


Jayne S said...

Sue, thank you for sharing the photos of your mom's special day. A good day for you all, your mom looks amazing for 90. Lovely card too. I love these dies.

cmu said...

Love the pearls in the centre. A gorgeous card.

Vie Carter said...

Simply beautiful

Vie
x

Diane Mortimer said...

This is so pretty, simply gorgeous
Diane from glasgow

KP said...

Hi Sue this card is beautiful and I particularly like this colour, but I love all your cards. Your mum looks amazing for her age, I sure hope I look that good at 90!! Xx