Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Miss You

 Hello my crafty friends!  First of all I would just like to say that you have my Mom eating out of your hands!  She was just lapping up all the wonderful comments about her yesterday (especially one about us looking like sisters!) LOL  You guys definitely made her day, thank you!  Now for today's card, it is one of those long skinny kind I really love making as they are just so different!  Gold Elements One it is and that fantastic corner in the set.  I used it three times across the card, using just the inside die without the triangle cutting die to give me this pretty decorative insert across my card.  I cut it out of a pale lavender card.  Behind the cut out, I covered a piece of white card with a self adhesive sticky sheet and then covered it with Rock Candy Dry Glitter for a white on white sparkly bling effect.  I mounted my lavender piece above it with mounting foam for dimension.  I left a thin white mat top and bottom as the length of this card didn't allow me to do that on all four sides.  I added a further mat top and bottom which I pierced and added score lines above and below the piercing for a different effect.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the smallest die in the Gold Labels Four set as it is very pretty.  I inked it slightly with Milled Lavender distress ink for a shadow.  I tied a double bow out of white silky crush ribbon and added it in the left hand corner.  I tucked my tag under the edge of a pearl embellishment on my bow.  At the other end of the card, I added some pearl swirls as a balance.  The finished dimensions are 5" x 11 1/2" in size. 
Just a quick reminder that Julia Watts has shows today on Create and Craft tv at 2pm and 7pm.  Be sure to tune in to see her great demos!   All for now, Sue x







198 comments:

Pam said...

This is such a pretty card and an unusual shape for you. I am so glad your Mom is having a wonderful time. Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - how classy and rococco looking - love it. Perhaps your mum should start a blog? - she has a good following it seems already!
Rgs
Clare W

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue i too like these long cards and you have used my faverite colour lilac. I will be having ago at this one cos i love this die set xx Take care xx

Debs xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love this style of card. The dies work so well on this shape.

Best wishes to your Mum. X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty creation love the tall skinny look.
Its amazing what can be done with a corner die.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, what an unusual card, don't see them often. It is gorgeous, love that die and of course the bow is back. Your mom is a star, make the most of your stay with her.

Wilma x x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Does your mom read your blog every day now? Nice to have fans around the globe. I love this card I think it is time to try one like it. Fab colors and design. We have sun today in Kent.

Jackie Trinder said...

The card is beautiful such a clever use of a corner die. I am pleased that your blog is giving your mum a lot of pleasure. Love Jackie

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Another beautiful card.

Something different for us to try.

Thank you

Diana

melanie said...

Beautiful card love this design may have to try this one enjoy your time with Mom .Melanie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Your Mom deserves all the compliments because after all she gave us you. I love the shape of today's card, it's funny how we all look at things differently, when I first had this die I only saw envelope flaps. But you have given us so many ways to use this die thank you Sue. As usual stunning card, I must try glitter instead of micro beads for a change.
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Love this die it makes a beautiful card love the colours you have used thank you for the great ideas Tracy wx

kimberley said...

Enjoy every moment with your mum Sue.I lost mine two years ago next month and the saying'you never know what you have until it's gone' is very true.She looks a terrific lady!
Back to the card.Love the shape of this one.I don't have the gold dies but I do have some other corner dies so I will give it a go with them,take care,x.

englishrose897 said...

Love the card Sue, I like making slim cards like this. Enjoy your day. Sally x x x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant, love it all.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Simple but very elegant - you're a star.
Beverley W

Christine D said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. Like others have said, your Mom certainly needs to start her own blog. She looks amazing for 90 and could inspire many. Have a great day and treasure every moment. x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card, and I love the long slim shape. I must have a go at this one. That little die that the sentiment is on is gorgeous. Enjoy the time with your Mom. Take care.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is beautiful, love the shape and the colour. Bx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, So glad your Mom is loving reading our tributes to her, she is a lovely lady who has a lovely Daughter. Enjoy yout stay with your Mom.
Your card today is lovely, I love that corner die and lilac is my most favourite colour, really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card and I love the DL size. Have a great time with your mum, regards to you both Gail C x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I have made one a bit like this too in the same colours, I just didn't have the extra bit with the swirls on mine! Love to you and your mom. Love Jean xxx

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue a really elegant card today and a bit different, but I do like it. I'm glad you are having a lovely time with the family. X

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card, really unusual, love the die and sentiment, Kate x

Rachel Taylor said...

Love the shape of this card ,its kind of cute and lilac is such a lovely colour
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, that scrollwork is so delicate

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
I loved this card when I saw it on C&C. So elegant . I like the scoring either side of the piercing - a lovely detail. Best of all, I have both dies!
Have fun with your family.
Best wishes
Anne O

maxine said...

Stunning way of using this die and one ive not tried yet. X

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Beautiful card love that corner die its one of my favourite's so pretty. The lavender and white is such a gorgeous colour combo I really like the glitter underneath please can we get some of that on your shows??? is that the one you use on your beautiful flowers sometimes??

Your Mom is one very Special Lady she has a talented kind and thoughtful Daughter Sue she must be so proud Bless you Sue's Mom enjoy your days together they are very precious.

Luv n hugs Annxx without an "e"

Anne Crawford said...

Very elegant and designerish ! Don't think that is a proper word but its how it is to me !

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love these cards they are so elegant. Lavender is a particular favourite of mine. So pleased your Mom has had so much enjoyment out of your blog comments, she is a remarkable lady. Enjoy the rest of your visit.

Love Rosemarie xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is beautiful! I don't normally like DL cards but this takes them to a new dimension! lol I will definitely try this on my DL cards. Have a great day with your mom xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Liking the looong, skinny look, hee hee, really like this die too. A very striking effect, just lovely.
So great your Mom gets to read the comments and to see how much her daughter has helped and inspired so many people.
I always thought my Mum was indistrucable, then she had a stroke, 14 weeks in hospital this week, really brought it home to me, treasure what you have, while you have them, (sorry for the sad note). My best wishes to you both. Have a wonderful day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Jane said...

What a fab day your Mum had Sue and how wonderful that you all joined with her to celebrate. I love the colour of today's card....it always look so perfect with cream. Enjoy your trip x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, WOW what an unusual and beautiful card. Will certainly be making some other these. Really pleases that your Mum had a super day and enjoyed reading yor blog. Enjoy.

Love June
xxx

hotpotato said...

Hi Mom, a big wave from the UK. I love the die you have used on this card, I treated myself to it at Ally P. It's so pretty once cut out and very versitile.

hazel young said...

morning sue simple but stunning love the colours xx hazel

Carole Z said...

Beautiful - and what a stunning die! Hi to your Mum again! Carole Z X

Christine Harrop said...

I love DL cards. I wonder why I don't make them any more? This is such an inspiration I might get back to it. Simply gorgeous. Christine x

Anonymous said...

That is one very interesting card, Sue, never made a long one but feel inspired. It's just beautiful.
Hey, Sue's Mom Jill, have a great day. Loved your birthday photos and through Sue's blog we also got to join in the celebrations. Now you can see that we love and appreciate your daughter, too. It's your turn now but we DO want her back!!

'P' in Wales

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just loving all the lilac cards my favourite colour, love the shape also I sometimes make cards like this when I have large off cuts from A3 card.
Have a great time with your Mom.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card. I love these long ones but cannot get envelopes to put them in. The lilac is one of my favourite colours and I loved the background shining through.
Pleased Mum had a good day and enjoyed to read all our messages of love and kindness to her with many more birthdays to come
Hugs from Carol xx to Sue & MUM xx

Lacelady said...

Love the three tris, Not sure about what size paper I would need to make an envelope for it though. It was lovely to be 'introduced' to your family yesterday.

TOB said...

Simple but classy. Love this card. Glad you are having such a great time. xx

Victoria said...

I do like these corner dies, and you've shown how versatile they can be. This is lovely and wouldn't take too long to make. xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a dream of a card. Absolutely beautiful. Lovely to think your mom gets as much pleasure from your blog as we do.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
Love this card using lavender card and the gold elements one corner die, it looks wonderful as a trio of triangles going the nearly the length of the card. Love the rock candy bling background behind the cut out parts of the die. Such a stunnIng effect. I also like the tag on the bow and the pearl on it too.

We are all blessed to be part of your family for one day. I will add that with genes like those from your mom Sue you will look ever young. X

Chris linnett said...

Love how you have used the littlest of spellbinders demonstrating that they are all very useful x beautiful card x hugs and good morning x chris

karenlotty said...

I love this style of card I have an "older" die set with a corner die which works too Love the colour I'm not a pink person

dutchess said...

Morning Sue..and Mom...oh how I long for American pancakes for breakfast again.....
how interesting is that die used like that ...you have made me decide to get it!....didn't think much of it at first but you use it in so many interesting ways I get it now!
having another crafty day today ..Christmas cards to do. hugs to you both xxxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a pretty and unusual take on a DL card. I love the colour that you have used on top off my favourite of course white. Glad your mum had a lovely time and so nice that she has such alot of people that care about her who are not family. Just shows that you are never too old to make new friends. Who says you can't pick your family. I reckon that good friends are definitely the family that we are lucky to have. Enjoy your time with your mum, Sue.
love and crafty hugs
Norah

Marion said...

Hi Sue this is very differant but good,i love the corner die and the card is in my favourite colour lilac .
Marion H

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card for today !! The corner die looks fab embossed back to back like that . I don't have any large corner dies like this one so I think it may be another one for my wish list !! It. looks very pretty and intricate. I love your colour como too. I am so glad you are having a great time with your family. Your mum is a very special lady, just like you !! Have a great day love Tres. x x x

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card again today. Another die I must get! Thought I had a corner die but can't find it so will have to put this one on my wish list. Love lilacs and lavenders.
Hugs Sue x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. She's a very lively lady obviously. You look just like her. Lovely card today again. Xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Simple card but oh what an impact! I love the way you left the space at the end of the card for the pearls and the colour scheme is so calming and beautiful. Every time I decide to buy these beautiful dies I see another one I like better but next time it's going to have to be this one. They always look so stunning when on a completed card.
My grand nestabilities square came yesterday so it's going to be play this morning and my craft knit and natter this afternoon. So a wonderful day ahead. I shared my bundle of A4 mboss with my crafting friends as I said I would and they were over the moon with them so we are all waiting impatiently for the new stock to arrive as we all want the full set.
Janet x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Sue I love the colours and the design. xxx

Uta said...

Your card is so adorable. It looks so elegant with the die, the bow and the pearls. Wow!
Hugs, Uta

gwen70 said...

I really will do this one Sue as I adore it, have the dies so no excuses

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue. Such a beautiful card as always, with just the right amount of bling!
What a wonderful Mum you have. Just goes to show that age is only a number!! Enjoy your time with her. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the corner die.

Clare x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning everyone,
Glad we're giving your Mum something to smile about.
Im a sucker for anything lilac or purple so you were onto a winner with me just with the colour. Another Sue stunner. X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A really unusual size card, but bigger than I thought when I read the measurement. Its super, those corners are so versatile. Your mum seems to enjoy a good life with all her friends around, enjoy the rest of your stay.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - so pleased your mum is getting such enjoyment from all your bloggers. Loved this card when I saw you demonstrating it as it is so unusual, and it is amazing how you come up with so many ideas with just one die! Enjoy your time with your mum, and needless to say we are all 'missing you'. YvonneMayxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, very pretty and great colours.
Nice to know your mum enjoyed reading the blog comments.
Lydia
X

marg said...

hello Sue!
Love the Lilac, and the card design today.... Beautiful!
I have looked but can't see if you embossed the corner Die ?
Have a lovely day with your family Sue!
LoveMarg

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, WOW love this card its so fresh looking. Obviously i have to get this die set because i really need this particular die. Swansea has some sun today too! LOL Hugs Sonia x

Marianna Hammer said...

I'm glad your mother enjoyed all the comments she got. I agreee with Clare W, hyour mother should have her own blog. I bet she would have a lot of good stories to tell us :)
Todays card is beautiful. That is one, even I could have a go at some time. I never thought of using glitter instead of microbeads.
Have a lovely Tuesday :)

nattyboots said...

Aww how beautiful is todays card ,i love it ,
Im pleased your dear Mom is having a great time bless her .

Elaine H X

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

WOW what a gorgeous card and even better is that I have these dies!! Guess what I will be making this afternoon?

Mums are precious enjoy every minute.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Wow, it is different, love it. Sky box set to record Julia as I am taking a friend on a craft shop crawl today and it will give me something to look forward to when I get home. SueL

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

lovely card

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

AnneRD said...

A lovely shape to this card Sue, and the dies lend themselves so well to the look. This is one that I must try. Enjoy you time with your family. Best wishes, Anne x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Stunning card..I have the botanical corner die so might have to give this one a go...

Your mum deserved all the compliments she is amazing

Sue xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card today, I don't have these corner dies but have others that I can try, it won' t look as good as yours though. I glad your mom loves all the comments, I bet they made her smile, take care and enjoy your stay. Jess x

Janice said...

Beautiful card Sue, lavender is such a pretty shade so delicate. Janice x

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Loved this when it was on your show. Must have a go at it.
It would look nice in any colour.
I just love the Gold Elements One

Rose in Chester said...

WOW - such a lovely and easy card to make. You always surprise - I thank your mom for the imagination games with clouds. I would have run out of ideas AGES ago.
Very glad to hear that your mom had a lovely birthday. She is an amazing woman.
Hugs, Rose x

Marion Bull said...

Love this card, log and skinny is great and the s0ft lavender is beautiful. More inspiration from you.
Marion xx

Debbie Tinks said...

love this card Sue.my fav colour

Carol Yates said...

Morning Sue, what an elegant classy card, love the lilac. Sunshine here today, am going to cut the grass when I get dressed. Hope you and your mum have a lovely day.
Carol.x

Bosquie said...

Another stunning card. The combination of colours and textures are very complimentary XX

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this card, the colours and the shape. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card and colours, love the shape and layout. Emma

Heather said...

Great Card Sue. I haven't used this die like that yet I must have a go as it looks very effective indeed and once again my favourite colour! :)

Crafty Hugs to you and your Mum!!
Heather Rogers xx

Jackie Calvert said...

I love the colour, the shape is striking, and the dies are great, the card is so very pretty.
Love Jackie C, take care now. XXX

Sandra F said...

It's gorgeous Sue. xx

lainey said...

love the look of those dies Sue!! lainey x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Such a lovely card in an unusual but most appealing shape.
Erica x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card tobay love the gold elements die and the lavender and white colour combo.
Best wishes, Pat

Izzwizz said...

Wow, love that lacy effect from the diecuts. Just beautiful! Maddy x

fame01 said...

Hi sue oh my gosh what fantastic time you all had at your mums bday bash i loved all the pics you all look sooo very very happy your mum and you are are so alike we did a similar surprise for my mum with my older brother it to was amazing time . i didnt manage to get on your blog yesterday my computer had broken but sorted now thank goodness .as for the card i love that so much oh another set of dies i must have lol.. thankyou sue for emailing me back it made my day .. hugs sarah..xx

salem said...

eyeycatching lovin all the lace and bows

Jean Z said...

So different and pretty the colors are lovely and its nice that your Mom was pleased at all the comments and i think she will be proud of her very clever daughter, Love Jean Z xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card still
in the lilac zone I see but I do like this colour
my comp. is acting up this morning
took me ages to get the pictures
up but the main one came up so I got to see the card alright.
Nancyd xx

Christine Hussey said...

What a wonderful lady your Mom is, so pleased she had a great birthday with her family and friends. Please pass on my love and best wishes. Your card is lovely Sue and I like the unusual shape. Hugs Christine H xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. DVD set to record, must order the new embossing colours by phone app as they are sure to sell out quickly. They would look great behind your die cut strip too. Lovely. xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love the colour choice. I am waiting for my butterfly corners to arrive so will have to give this a go.
Enjoy your day.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

weefortune said...

What a pretty card, the Pics of your Mom's Birthday were great, glad to see your all having such a great time and you Mom look Fabulous for 90! Crafty Hugs Elaine xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Such a pretty card today

I couldn't get to your blog yesterday and have just enjoyed a lovely few minutes looking at your pics and reading your comments

I can see the resemblence between you and your mom :)

It made me smile hearing about the 'breakfast club gang' meeting every morning as this is what my dearest and much loved aunt does in Canada. When hubby and I holiday there we also join 'the gang' for coffee and a good chat. I love them all, they're a great bunch of people

June x

Tammy Ortiz said...

oh such a sweet blog and the card is amazing

Hugs Tammy
Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner
http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card in my favourite colours, white & lavender.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this right up my street.
Might just give similar a go later in the day.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card - it has a fresh calm feel about it, love the way tou have pierced and scored the edge also the Rock Candy glitter add 'just enough' sparkle, the die works so well used in this way - I only saw it as a corner - it has now been added to my wish list.
Thank you again for shareing you mums lovely birthday photos, she could get away with taking 20 years off her age, no one would disbelieve her - she looks so young. Give her a big hug from me.
Hope you well, Brenda Lel

loftylass said...

Another gorgeous card Sue - love the colour. As you say that die set is fabulous. I think all the latest sets are gorgeous. I've just finished two of your cards - stunning. Although I must admit I can't get to grips with the piercing!!! Thanks for all the inspiration. Take care.
Hugs
Heather W
x

hollyberry said...

Love this card it is so pretty and like the lavender colour as well as the unusual shape.

Jennifer Swandells said...

I absolutely love all of your cards and they give me so much inspiration to try new ones out. I did try the small punching out around the sides of things but it didn't quite work. Did you use a ruler to get things so straight?
Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love what you have done with this die, would never have thought to use it like this thanks, thanks, thanks. May you continue to have the opportunity to see and hug your mum, wish I still had mine Kathy xxx

Brakkers said...

I wouldn't have known how to use this die and would definitely not bought it as it doesn't cut out completely as I would hav expected it to. BUT you have shown us so many ways of how to use it beautifully and elegantly as usual! Now it's on the list! Much as I would love to flatter your beautiful Mom as she looks wonderful for her age, I cannot call you sisters as you DO NOT look 90! Your Mom has passed on her looks so you can see that you have a beautiful future ahead for many years.
Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, love this elongated card. Lol Lynne M x x x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card, i have not got these dies but i have similar, you are an inspiration to us all.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue what a pretty card the lavender is a lovely shade and I would not have thought of using the Die without the cutting edge.I am so happy that your Mom enjoyed the posts on the blog.Enjoy every second you spend with your Mom.
Smiles
Ita

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THAT LOOKS SO GOOD, LOVING THE SENTIMENT ON THE TAG.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

Vie Carter said...

Like this card a lot

Vie
x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love the DL shape and the colours are so delicate, these dies are gorgeous, got them form your last shows, the detail is so intricate and the Rock Candy Glitter looks fab. Will be watching Julia, the embossing powder is a must have I think.
So glad that your Mom enjoyed the comments and that they made her smile, she is an amazing lady.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Yes a very different card today, but a lovely one at that.

CraftyJo said...

Stunning Sue, absolutely gorgeous.

iggy said...

OHHHHHHH MY WORD.....how lovely......love lilac [ the bush & the scent & as well as colour ]
nice to see long by narrow....i can see now [ i really must get some new specs lol ] another 'angle' to use the triangle ones......many thanks sue as always x

Joanne2403 said...

So different and eye catching, would never have thought to use the dies this way, tfs x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, great way to use your dies! So glad your Mum had a lovely day

Mol x

Carol H said...

Very pretty card today, love the shape.

Kate's Cards said...

I love this one Sue. Nice to see Dl style cards.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love the slim card today, another way to use the gold corners. You're using my favourite lilac today as well. Another fab card. Hope you and your mom are having a lovely time. She looks fantastic and is fantastic, as she is now sharing you with us.

Helen said...

Another stunner xx

howdy said...

stunning. as usual.

Carol H said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card, this die is so versatile, will have a go at this.
Glad your mum is enjoying all the lovely comments people are leaving. She is a very special lady with a very special daughter.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Sue C said...

Like the size of this card - and everything else about it, of course. So glad your mum enjoyed her birthday, she looks like a lovely lady xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, You are spoiling us, another lilac card, love it! It's nice to see a long card today. I just love the corner die, one I have and shall be giving this one a go. Such precious memories of your Mum and the family over these few days of celebrations. Have a lovely day and I will be watching Julia for more inspiration. Crafty Hugs Debbie R xx

Jacquie said...

Another beautiful card Sue.

Love the use of the triangular shape die on the DL size card.

So glad your Mom loved the blog, you are so alike. Bless her.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous card Sue, whats new!!! I thought it was gorgeous when I saw it on the C&C shows... Your Mum is fantastic, and her daughter obviously takes after her... xx Love and Hugs to you both xx

hazel said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful and very Elegant card today.I love love those dies
I agree your mum does need to start her own blog, she looks amazing for 90 .hope i look that good when i am 90.Take care and have a great day
Hazel G

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card love that shape so different from the norm the lavender is beautiful and I really need those dies they are so intricate !!!

Sue, thank you and your family for sharing your moms special day with us all the photos were great . Special Times, Enjoy x

Hugs
jean D

foxyg said...

Beautiful Sue

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
I have away fora couple of days and I am just catching up with your blog posts .
Oh my, your Mom does not look 90, she looks absolutely amazing for her age! I had to look twice, her birthday looked like the bet day ever, your mom obviously has a great bunch of friends there, which must be such a comfort for you , knowing that she is surrounded by friends for support!
Thank you Sue for sharing your special personal moments with us!
Today's card is so intricate and pretty and a lovely colour too!
Huge hugs (and an extra one for your amazing mom)!
Sandra xxxxx

Maria's Craft Studio said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, I like the shape, just shows what you can do with the dies!!
Mariax

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Glad we made your Mum smile!! Love the card today...I love lilac! It makes a nice change to have a different shaped card. Really beautiful!! Love Sam xxx

Laura O said...

great card love the long thin style,and the corner die is fab.Laura O

Crafty Nanna said...

Very pretty card Sue, really glad your Mum has enjoyed her birthday time so much, lots of hugs for her and you.

Lynn

Ayelet Barkay said...

Very elegant and beautiful.
Love the long shape :)

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, and 'way to go' Mom!!!
Love this shape of card and the design and colours are beautiful. Most definitely will be making a version of this divine card!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Leanne said...

Elegant!

Meg said...

Simply stunning!!

Margaret O
xxx

Phi said...

O this is beautiful. So elegant. Love slim line cards.

lynda said...

A stunning card Sue love the colour lilac so pretty I have this die set and I love it looks really good on the long card.
Glad we all made your mum smile and she had a brilliant day
Hugs Lynda xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
First of all I think your mom is wonderful for her age and a belated happy birthday to her.
Your card today is so simple it screams elegance and the colour is very calming.
Carol x

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Another stunning card!
Love the long card style, shows off the corner die so well with the glitter in the background.
The colour, ribbon etc are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing
Have a great day
Lara xxx

nannapat said...

What gorgeous detail in that die Sue - such a pretty card. Pat x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. I love this D.L.card. Unusual shape for you, but as the saying goes, Dare to be different!
Take care. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card,I look forward to seeing your cards every day. I have these dies and I have some lilac card and I have a lovely friend to send this card to.

I agree with the other bloggers, I think your mum should have her own blogg but also blogg along with breakfast friend Fred, he looks a real character.
Look forward to tomorrows card.

Kind regards
Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Elegant and Sophisticated - can't say anymore!
I just love that die which is so adaptable.
Val C xx

Jane said...

Very different love the idea lovely card xx

Jane xx

nikkib said...

Miss you too Sue on our screens..... loving the shape and colour of your card today, elegant and universal, adaptable for all occasions too,.,,,, x

Helen Barker said...

This is truly gorgeous.Another inspirational idea for how to use a corner in a different way.Thank you for all your ideas.
Helen Bx

greendragon said...

Beautiful card. Love the effect of the scoring with the piercing.

Janice K said...

Such a classy and intricate card-gorgeous! x

Gail said...

Wonderful card and luvly to see a different shape from the norm xx Gail T xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Pleased your mam is enjoying herself! Treasure every minute with her - as you know I lost my mam 3 months ago and miss her so much. As for today's card, I love it. saw it on C&C & loved it then too. Colours are gorgeous.

Joanloum said...

Hi Sue love the card. Hope your mum had a very happy birthday.
Joan xxx

Joanloum said...

Hi Sue love the card. Hope your mum had a very happy birthday.
Joan xxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I am really glad that your mum enjoyed reading all the good wishes for her and all of them sent with love
Well your card today is lovely and I lovevth size and shape
The colours look great together and I think I might just have to have a go at it.
Thank you for sharing your time and talent all the best to your family
Take Care
Theresa x

redfox said...

Hi Sue, LOVE this card, and as I have all the dies I will certainly be giving this one a go. Thanks for your continued inspiration! Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Love this card the colour the shape everythig about it. I wish i could join your mams gang at the local cafe lol it souds amazing. Sending love christine c xx

Crafty Di said...

Hello Sue
simply stunning card so glad your Mum is enjoying her birthday,(seen through her photos)mthanks for all you do and all you share, best wishes Diane

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always & love the colours, I love the DL Cards as they do make a change from the normal sizes..

Crafty Hugs

Haze x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Glad your Mom enjoyed all the comments.
God bless
JanNxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Glad your mum is having a good time wth you all and all of us by the sound of it!!!
The card is stunning the colours are so pale and uplifting. The shape goes in and out of fashion but I love this shape and style.
Alison x

sued99 said...

I absolutely adore this card. Thinks...........I need that die!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love todays card you have used my favourite colour and the shape is great fun, I had never thought of using the corner die like that, that's why your so good at this and I am not lol. Hope your having fun with your lovely Mom and also getting some sun. Hugs Liz C x one for your Mom x

Margaret Lycett said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, very classy, missed the post yesterday with the pictures of your mom, they are all lovely. She looks amazing for 90.
Margaret L

Maryann said...

Fantastic card here today again Sue, really beautiful work.

Michelle said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sue, I don't usually do long cards but this one has inspired me. Thanks so much for sharing. So glad your mum enjoyed yesterdays posts. :-)

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
This card is gorgeous and the shape is unusual, but so right for that corner die. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Anonymous said...

Different - like it! Susan x

Diane Mortimer said...

How very lovely, love the whole thing
Diane from Glasgow

brenda said...

Hi Sue, didn't get chance to comment yesterday but I loved seeing the photographs of your mums birthday, looks like you all had a great time and she certainly doesn't look her age!!! Love everything about today's card, one too copy I think but with different dies as I don't have the ones you used x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card Sue we tend to 4get that when we cut some small bits from some cards 2 use them 2 make another card
hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card Sue we tend to 4get that when we cut some small bits from some cards 2 use them 2 make another card
hugs chris x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Sue! Love the beautiful lavender colour you have used and the pearl swirls look fabulous as does the bow and sentiment.

Hugs
Linda xxx

carol e said...

Beautiful card Sue I love lilac. The gold tag with sentiment is lovely. Glad mom enjoyed eveything x

SusanP Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Well this is different for sure. I'd never have thought to use the corner dies this way! I can imagine the design looking great using a dark colour for dramatic contrast too.
So pleased your mum liked yesterday's blog comments.
Sue

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card, love that die and the lavender card. Hugs x ChrisB

Paper Junkie said...

Lovely elegant card Sue. So pleased you are having such a good time with your mum. X

Debra W said...

Another great card Sue, I didn't realise it was the corner dies at first! I will try this one out as I have this set of dies. Debra W

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Sue Parish said...

Love this one and it's suitable for lots of occasions so would be a good one to have ready made with just the sentiment to add. Think I've got this die too, or the one that's very similar.
Sue xx

Paula Gale said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love this die shape too. I really could do with this and some of the other dies - but it comes down to affordability... and I can't afford it! I do have some of the older shapes too - so may have to visit some of your older posts for inspiration in the hope that I see some samples using the shapes I do have!

have a lovely day

Paula x x x

cmu said...

Lovely card. I managed to catch one of Julia's shows - it was good.

Susan White said...

Lovely card, and I really like the offset design with the pearly embellishment on one side.

Glad your mum has had such a wonderful birthday, and is enjoying all the comments and good wishes sent to her!!

Susan

Margie said...

I watched Julia, she is very talented!
She has a knack with the dies aswell, lol xx

magpie said...

At last.... I'm able to make a comment! Don't you feel helpless and lost when the computer goes wrong? Luckily with my patient husband, we're now back on track! phew! this card is beautiful Sue. Loving the lavender and white and the long length. Plus those gorgeous, gorgeous corners. Just stunning! Hoping you are all managing to take it easy now after all the excitement! xx Love Karen xx

Vick said...

Beautiful x

margaret mcdonald said...

This is such a lovely card - I really like these longer ones.
Hugs and best wishes to mom

Sheila - Ginger said...

Gorgeous long, skinny card Sue...love the lilac too.

Love Sheila xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card!

I love the size of this one, very different for you, but it works perfectly.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Corinne said...

Love the tall cards super idea Hugs Corinne

TDQ Karen said...

What an unusual idea, but so very effective Definitely one to try xx

Ms Linda said...

Love the card. Who make the gold elements die? /