Monday, 22 April 2013

With Gratitude

Hello everyone!  As this one goes live, I should be on my way to the airport (come on Blogger, don't let me down!) heading across the pond to see my Mom just in time for her 90th birthday later this month!  It feels like forever since I saw her last, but she is doing very well and has been in good hands as all three of my brothers have been to see her while I was away.  This card was requested by a friend of the  blog, and I thought it was a pretty card for a Monday morning too.  I started with a wine coloured piece of card and used the Scalloped Border dies to cut a pretty edge.  I used two of the inserts three times and then finished the bottom with one of the scalloped cutting edges.  I love the way these two inserts look together, don't you?  I matted a piece of  coconut white card behind them to show through, as it really does show off the intricacy of these dies.  Next I stamped one of my new "Stamps To Die For" line called Posy Lace.  It has been drawn to fit inside Labels 30 and give you a pretty edge.  I stamped it in black and coloured it with a combination of Distress markers and coloured pencils.  I added flat back  pearls to the centres of the flowers and cut it out with the matching Labels 30 die.  I used the Opulent Ovals to cut a thin frame to sit around my focal element die cut.  I stamped my sentiment with a Maroon Archival and clear embossed it.  I cut it out with one of the small Labels 30 dies and lightly inked it with the same ink.  I added a pearl to either side of the wording and mounted it with foam in the centre of my Posy Lace stamped image.  I tied a double bow out of white silky crush ribbon.  I finished the bow with a pearl embellishment and pearl stick pins. I decorated the card's bottom layers and corners with pearls and added a small pearl swirl in the upper corner too.  I added a double white mat to the card and pierced the inner mat layer to complete my card.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.
  I saw in one of the comments a request to put lists of the items used at the bottom of the post, but I thought I would try this first.  I have put all the items I have used that Creative Expressions carries in bold print so it is easily picked out.  Let me know if it is too distracting that way (it is easier to do than retyping the lists). If I have used an item that we do not carry (like the wine/maroon card, for example, I have not made it bold)   Does it work?
  I have decided to do an extended version of the charity card auction while I am away too.  I will put up two cards on the sidebar and take bids until the auction closes, which will be after I return in June.  I had a bit of difficulty getting the auction cards put up at first so I don't want to lose the space on my blog that I have been using for it.  It is a silent auction, once again, I will just let you know whether or not you have the highest bid for the card.  It is your choice then whether to try again with a higher bid.  I will get those up in the next day or so, keep an eye out for them.
    One more quick note before I sign off, Julia Watts has two shows today on C & C at 10am and 3pm.  She has some brand new items on her shows including our new line of Singles stamps that come already mounted on Umount, ready to stamp, yummy embossing powders, Spellbinders, Justrite, just to name a few.   Be sure to tune in for some great demos!   All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Very elegant card. Have a good trip home Sue and Happy Birthday Mom

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Very interesting design today, it tickles me. Have a safe journey and a wonderful celebration with your mom.

Heather said...

Hello Sue

You must be so excited to be seeing Mom! Have a lovely time and try and find time in amongst your sample making to get a bit of a REST only you can do that it is no good when it is too late and you are burnt out!!

Today's card is a lovely start to the week. Burgundy is such an opulent colour. I don't have the scalloped dies but I do have some edgeabilities so I could use them.

Take care
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue, this is a stunner -a real WOW for me! Love the colours, love the stamp, love the dies!
Have a good trip, enjoy time with your Mom and celebrating her 90th!
I do like the bold letters for the products used -very helpful, thank you!

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Lovely card again. Hope you have a wonderful time with the Grand celebrations with your Mum. Mabex

Nurse Nelly said...

Hi Gorgeous Sue, love the card, gorgeous colours
The bold type works a treat! Bon voyage, have a good holiday. Happy birthday Sue's mum. Thanks for sunshine love Danellaxx p.s can I say to Theresa Skipper, kind thoughts are with you, anytime you need a shoulder,mines here if you need one xx

Jan.moogie said...

Have a great time with your mum Sue and wish her Happy Birthday from all your blogging friends. Such a cheerful card today just what you need on a Monday morning.x

Corinne said...

Hi Sue have a lovely time with your Mum the card is yet another winner for me take care look forward to seeing you on C&C when you get back Hugs Corinne

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
What a very pretty card to start the week - love the maroon it really stands out. The list of items is very clear so I think no need for a list at the bottom.
Have a safe journey to Florida, soak up some sun and chillax in between sample making.
Have a very Grand party for your Mom 90 is a fantastic age to reach.
Amanda x

Beth Peake said...

WOW how lovely is this card. Love the stamp and love those border dies

luv n hugs and have a great trip back to see you mother

Beth xx

tracy w said...

What a stunning card sue have a great time with your mum wish your mum a happy 90th birthday thanks Tracy w x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Well what a pretty card it works well or me. The items in bold print works very well I can see no reason to re-type the list.
Enjoy your trip back home, rgs to your mum!
Gail C x

Jackie Trinder said...

This card is gorgeous. I like the bold rather than a list at the bottom of the post. Have a safe journey and a happy visit with your mum. Jackie

Eemeli said...

Beautiful. Hope you have a safe journey and Happy Birthday to your Mum!

Hugs, Eemeli

Mary Gallivan said...

Good morning Sue
Wow, what a lovely card, great colours.
The bold works well and is easier for me than a list at the end.
Happy Birthday and many happy returns to your mom - Have a great time with her!
If you can carry it and get it through customs would you mind bringing back a bit of sunshine? It doesn't have to be a massive amount - I'm not greedy but it would be nice to see :-)
Safe journey.
Mary x

margaret mcdonald said...

Good Morning Sue
I love this card it's bright and pretty and cheerful. Travel safely and enjoy your time with Mom - celebrate a birthday with joy and come back to us rested and happy.

Rosie said...

What lovely colours and design, Sue. Have a good trip!

melanie said...

Stunning card Sue must try this one have the dies and if your stamps and folders every turn up I may try this one ,Have a great time with your Mom and wish her a happy birthday from me ,Melanie

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, great card . I am at work all day so will go set the record button now. Have a great day. Sally x

Ps have a great trip

NottmGal said...

Morning Sue..hope you enjoy your trip and your mum has a great 90th birthday..I think it is a great idea to highlight the products that you have used it makes is so much easier for any of us that want to mke a similar card.. looking forward to seeing you back on our screens in June.. have a safe and happy trip.. xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a fantastic card, I love it! The bold works fine by me. Have a good trip to see your Mom, hope she has a Happy Birthday too.

Love Jean xxx

NottmGal said...

Morning Sue..hope you enjoy your trip and your mum has a great 90th birthday..I think it is a great idea to highlight the products that you have used it makes is so much easier for any of us that want to mke a similar card.. looking forward to seeing you back on our screens in June.. have a safe and happy trip.. xx

kimberley said...

Nice card-think the highlighting of the products used works very well.hope you have a wonderful time with your mum.Don't want to say looking forward to your return as that is wishing your holiday away but will be looking forward until your new shows,take care,x.

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous creation , i love the deep red and the stamp is beautiful .have a good time in the US ,hope your mom is well and a happy birthday to her .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful card, love the die cutting on the bottom. Hope you have a fab time with your Mom celebrating her 90th birthday. Bx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card to brighten up a dull Monday . Love the colour choice . The bold works for me too . Have a safe journey to see your mom . Lol and hugs to you both Lynne M x x x

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, I love this card! Still waiting (impatiently!) for my dies, itching to attempt something as beautiful as this! have a good home. xx

Lacelady said...

Really pretty card today Sue, love those edges, might have to treat myself to them. Like the bold type, that does help, though at first I thought they were links to the item. Have a safe journey, and wish your mum a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a striking card - love the colour combination. Having your 'ingredients' in bold is really helpful - it works for me. Have a great time and come back safely.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another really pretty card, the colouring in of the stamp just draws your eye in, isn't the word 'maroon' funny, or is it just me, lol. I prefer the bold words rather than a list.
I wish your Mum all the best for her 90th birthday, what a great age, hoping you both have a wonderful few weeks together, enjoying the sunshine and hopefully having some well earned RR time.
Have a good flight.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love the colours, faux petticoat and your stamp.
Wishing you a safe journey and enjoy your time with Mom.

Donna Jones

Izzwizz said...

This card is so pretty Sue, I love your new stamps. Have a great flight and enjoy seeing your Mum. You deserve a break after working so hard! Sadly I'll miss the C&C shows today, I'm off to a yoga class, but will send you some good thoughts for your journey :-) Maddy x

Cee Bee said...

Hi SUe, gorgeous card. Have a fab time at home with your Mom, which I now pronounce Marm when I read your blog - -get out of my head :).

Wish her a hapy birthday and give her a big crafty hug from all of us.

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Have a safe journey back home, and I hope your Mom has a really brilliant 90th Birthday.
I love this card, I love the scallop edge border done this way and the colours really show off these die-cuts beautifully.
Have a really lovely time with your Mom.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

maxine said...

Verty pretty card Sue x

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, very stylish! I love the border dies and the floral stamp (which I have) so must try this one.
Have a safe trip and a wonderful time with your mum, Happy Birthday to her from all of us, will enjoy hearing about the celebrations !
The darker print is very helpful, and perfectly clear,thankyou.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue whT a beautiful card i love it. And the colours are great. Have a safe journey and wish your mum a happy birthday. Take care Sue and have a great time with mum. Xxx

Debs Artliff

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card and the maroon card is very pretty. I really like the ingredients in bold it really helps. It seems you have taken the sunshine with you this morning, it is cold and wet here. I hope your Mom has a brilliant 90th birthday, enjoy your time with her and have a rest.

LoveRosemarie xx

Sonia Jones said...

Great cardvSue love the colours. Have a great trip with your mum hugs Sonia x

nuttinanni said...

Interesting choice of colour, not sure if too dark for me, but an elegant card nonetheless. Have a wonderful time visiting Mom and happy birthday wishes to her. cherylx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card - very opulent. Love the scalloped borders used this way and the stamp is delicious! I like the bold print better than a list at the bottom as you can see straight away what has been used.
Have a safe trip and enjoy every minute with your mam and treasure the moments. Hope she has a wonderful 90th birthday.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Have a great time with your Mom wish her a happy birthday from all of us. I think the bold print is fine. I don't have these dies but can adapt the ones I've got, I love everything about today's card.
Hug six
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Oops I meant hugs x heather T

sarah hyett said...

Wow what a stunning card love the colours and the edge dies. Its is a very pretty card. Putting the materials used in bold is a big help too. Hope you have a super time visiting your mum. X

Victoria said...

I like how you've used the Scalloped border dies, and the colour is lovely. Great idea using the bold print, easy to read. Have a safe journey and enjoy yourself back home. xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Your card today is STUNNING I love how you have done the border. Everything about it is so beautiful.
You are so good to you followers, doing all the things you do for them, the bold lettering is helpful, THANK YOU.
Enjoy your trip home, have a fantastic time with your MOM celebrating her 90th Birthday. My Best Wishes to her please.
Try and get some rest between the sample making.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Carole Z said...

Love how you have used the dies on this very elegant card - have a super time with your Mum, Carole Z X

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Morning Sue,
A very beautiful card and a great way to start the week. I like the idea of putting the products you have used in bold.

Hope you have a great time with your Mom and that you has a wonderful 90th birthday.

Faith xx

TDQ Karen said...

I do like these scalloped dies, they make a pretty effect. Hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you have a good trip - wish your Mom a HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY from your blog friends.
Yes I like the bold print rather than a list - makes it easier to check what to do next if you are tryng to replicate a design.
Todays card is lovely and the Motoon card makes the Scalloped Border stand out beautifully - Love all of it. Brenda Lel

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Wow and Wow! What a stunning card. Have a wonderful time with your mum and wish her a very Happy 90th Birthday. Family times are precious.
Hugs Dawn S. xxxxxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Loving the scalloped edges; must get me those. Good idea using the bold type for the products.
Have a safe journey and enjoy your time with your Mum. Hope she has a wonderful birthday!

Shahab said...

Good Morning Sue,
Thank you for sharing such a lovely card I just love the boarders die it's so effective.
Have a safe Journey home and Happy Birthday Celebrations with your dear Mom, please give your mom a Birthday hug from me, have a lovely well earned rest and enjoy yourself
with your family

karenlotty said...

Love the card Enjoy visit to your mum/mom Love the way you are putting products from Creative Expressions in bold It works & we can easily pick out the items we need Just wish at times us mere mortals could order direct from their web site

Anonymous said...

A really beautiful card Sue and so effective. Love the way you have highlighted all the products as it is a quick reference when we want to replicate your cards. Great idea. Have a very safe journey and a good time with your mum. Bet you have made her a truly wonderful 90th birthday card! YvonneMayxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, the colour is opulent and the faux petticoat is beautiful.
The bold works for me.
Have a great time with your Mom and wish her a Happy 90th Birthday from us all, treasure the moments and have some chill time in between making samples.
Safe journey.
Hugs June xxx

maxine h said...

Morning Sue
A lovely bright and cheerful card for Monday morning. I love the way you have highlighted the items used in bold, its not distracting and it means we see it as we read along.
Have a great visit with your mum and a safe journey, Happy Birthday to her for later in the month, 90 years young, Wow!
Love and hugs
Max xx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today. Love the borders.
Have a lovely time with your mum and wish her a Happy Birthday.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a wonderful card and love the colours. For me, I love the bold lettering because it draws your attention, definately works for me! I hope you have a safe and wonderful time with your Mum. I cannot believe your Mum is nearly 90, please wish her all the best from me. Take Care and look forward to June when I am sure you will bring back lots of new cards. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the contrast of the burgundy with the coconut card. Do like those scalloped dies.
Thought, ooh dark type, haven't seen this before. Yes, it is a great idea (thanks) and instantly highlights the essentials - don't need a list at bottom.
Safe trip, good wishes to your
Mom on her 90th - can't imagine how special her card from you will be - any chance of showing us later, please??

'P' in Wales

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Such a pretty card to start a Monday morning.

Enjoy your visit with your Mum. X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the rich colours. Safe journey and have a lovely visit

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the burgandy/maroon and white, the pretty punches work so well together and the stamps are gorgeous. As usual you have come up with a great idea of showing in bold the items used, much easier for me than a list. Thank you.(Sorry about the next bit Sue,it is for the other bloggers-I am still waiting for my embossing folders too! Think C & C are taking advantage of its customers. They have had my money sat in their bank for nearly two weeks now. Not nice!!!) Hope you have a safe journey to your Moms. Make sure you get some rest! Take care.

lainey said...

love all the scallops!! lainey x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card The stamp to die for is so pretty love the maroon with the pretty die cut border edges.

Thankyou for highlighting the materials use from Creative Expressions it makes it easier to make a list for shopping.

Have a safe journey enjoy your time with your lovely Mum "Mother's Day" and her 90th Birthday you will both have such a wonderful time.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours in this card. Have a lovely time with your mum and family. xx hazel

Debbie Tinks said...


lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Firstly hope you have a good journey, and I'm sure you will spoil your mum on her birthday. Have a great time.
A very elegant card today love the use of the lacy borders and the colours.
Great help with highlighting what you have used.

hollyberry said...

A very striking card today,again love the colours used.Putting the items from creative expressions in bold works really well-can't see a need for a list at the end.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. Truly scrumptious card.

Have a good flight and a lovely visit with your mom.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful card to start the week and we have sunshine here in Sheffield so all is good. I really do like these dies and wish my pocket could have been stretched but will just have to try and save a few pennies for them. I love the colour scheme and the format.
Have a good flight and a wonderful time with Mum - We only have one so they are so so special aren't they.
Janet x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simplicity of using the scalloped dies layered up. The colour is also striking a nice bold colour that isnt too overpowering.
The use of bold lettering for the recipe of your card is a brilliant idea and makes it a lot easier to read.
Enjoy your trip.
Alison x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card as always, and I like the bold typeface - very helpful.

I am having the same thoughts as P in Wales - sitting here wondering what you have made you mum for her v. special 90 bday - trying to imagine the colours, style etc and will have a bow? I would also like a peek if that's not too personal an ask.

Had a major find at a charity shop at weekend - bags of buttons - mostly dark colours, some quite large many flat backed - so I cleared them out - £1 a bag - bargain - ideal for those men cards. I have some pastel coloured ones but have never seen multi packs of darks colours. Hubby thinks I am a buttonaholic now - 'what will you do with all those?' etc.etc.

Safe flight
Clare W

gwen70 said...

stunning card Sue, love the colours. Have a good time with your mum

Anonymous said...

A really lovely card, enjoy your trip home to see your Mom and a Happy Birthday to her.

Colleen Rowan

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,love the borders.have a good trip and happy birthday to your mum.
Marion H

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, what a beautifully bright card to get us started this week, definitely an 'oh wow' moment as I got the first glimpse as the colour is so vibrant.

Have a safe journey and a great time with your family and a very happy birthday to Mum for later in the week,
hugs Lynn

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, hope you have a good flight over to see your Mum and have a great time whilst you're there! I'm raring to try my border/edgeability dies to make a beautiful card like yours. The combination you've used is so pretty. I think the bold type works for indicating products that Creative Expressions carries.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Clai01 said...

Have a great trip Sue, and Happy Birthday to your Mum, safe journey x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love these borders
just got the wavy ones at the weekend
so must get playing with them, back to your card great colours I was using
this colour quite a lot a few months
ago really love it must get it out
again. Have a safe journey and give your mum a special hug from
all your bloggers.
Nancyd xx

dutchess said...

safe journey and a big hug for Mom....
beautiful card Sue...need labels 30 and that stamp oh how I wish creative expressions would sell to the public online......
enjoy your stay xxxxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Love how you have used the borders on this card... might give this a go as I got those border dies

Have a safe journey and fun with your Mum

Uta said...

This card is so pretty. I love the colors and the big bow.
Hugs, Uta

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beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with all those borders and your colouring is super. Enjoy the time with your mum.
Audrey x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
All your cards are beautiful and this one is no exception.
It's great to get some ideas on how to use the border dies to best effect.
Have a wonderful time with your mom and family.
Hugs, Rose x

hotpotato said...

Gorgeous card, enjoy your time in the US wish your mom a Happy Birthday from us bloggers! And bring back the sun and heat with you. LOL

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the scallop border. Hope you have a safe flight and enjoy seeing your Mum.

Clare x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the plum colour. Have a good trip and i hope your mum has a wonderful birthday. Emma

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

Safe journey for visiting your mom and please wish her a fabulous and a very happy 90th birthday

Really appreciate the information being in bold, much easier to 'locate'!

Unusual, but nice card today!

June x

Jayne S said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the border dies and what a lovely way to use them.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a fresh looking and pretty card, it is lovely.
Have a safe journey and love to all you family. My Mom had just turned 91 and going strong so I can understand you wanting to be there with her, have a great time.
Love Jan x x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the card and the BOLD is such a good idea.
Safe journey Sue!
Love Marg

Maryann said...

Wonderful card here again Sue. Stunning work as always hun.
I would really love to see Julia on C&C, but it seems they´re having some problems with their online service, as we unfortunately can´t watch it on the computer right now. I haven´t been able to watch any shows there the last 5 days and today it´s all going down, whenever I try to go inthere, so I´m afraid, it woun´t be possible, unless they figure something out there. But it is frustrating, but what can we do?? LOL.
Have a great day hun.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card and I have the dies and stamps to try it.

The bold print works well for me - thank you.

Love to your mum and to you too.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Have a good trip to see your Mum. Great card. Very punchy!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

nattyboots said...

OMGoodness what a stunner

Where oh where do you get your ideas from?and todays colours are so regal i think ,

Have a good catch up with your Mom { Happy Birthday Mom } and try to get some me time too.

Elaine H X

Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card today, I really NEED these bracket dies...!!!! Have a great trip and hope your Mum has a great Birthday xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Enjoy your visit to see your Mum wish her Happy Birthday from me and i am sure everyone of your bloggers wish it too. I love this card i have had a go and it's not too bad will keep practicing love Jean Z xx

Maggie said...

Hello sue. Safe journey and have a lovely trip home to see your Mum. Another lovely card and although I don't have these dies I can see how they would work with other border dies. xx

SerenePolly said...

HI Sue

I loved this card when you showed it on C&C so really pleased to have the guide notes for it.

I hope the your journies are safe and that you have a great time with you Mum.


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very colourful card would brighten up anybody's day. The highlighted items on the card explanation work well, you can see at a glance what you have used, very clever! Have a great break, we will all know what is happening with your daily blog, take care, Jess x

Lelly Jelly said...

Safe journey, fabulous trip, Sue!x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue, How wonderful that your Mum will be 90 in a couple of weks time, have a lovely time with her and I'm so pleased she is doing so well. Safe journey there and back.
Your card this morning is stunning, I love the way you have used the bracket dies and the colour is beautiful.

Love Sheila xx


GM Sue

Have a safe journey and a great time with your family and a very happy birthday to Mum for later in the week,
Yes the bold lettering really does help thank you such a stunning card Sue x

Fuchsia said...

How lovely reminds me of a crinoline dress

Jean Cockburn said...

Morning Sue, Love todays card and yes it is easier to see at a glance which products you have used when they are in bold ( a great idea). Hope you have a lovely time at your Mum's and wish her a very happy 90th birthday. Make sure though that you have a good rest also. xxx Jean

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a card. Love these die edges(only got one set) and the stamp.
I have been using a home made inkadinkado gear stamping kit made from a butter dish lid and popsicle stick. hehe works quite well but doesn't beat these stamps.
Fab card and colur.
Have great time with your mum and family
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug

Jacquie said...

I love this card and its the one I won on Create and Craft. It takes pride of place in my craft room so Thank You Sue!

I hope you have a pleasant time back home and I am sure we all here wish your Mom a very Happy 90th Birthday.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Heather said...

Hi Again

I meant to say just highlighting the things used works for me it wasn't that difficult to see what you had used anyway really but highlighting makes it quicker if you are in a hurry!

We do ask a lot of you :( and you are so good with what you do already so a big thank you! You will be asking to be paid soon ROFL! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Diane Mortimer said...

I love all the layers, colours and patterns, very pretty
Diane from Glasgow

Carol H said...

Beautiful card today, love the border dies.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card. I love the colours you've used with the stamp and dies. Enjoy your time away. :) xxxx

Marianna Hammer said...

A great card, and a great idea to put the materials in bold letters. I have thought about that sometimes.
A new week has begun and my holiday is over this evening. Tomorrow I really need to get my cuttlebug out and all my dies. I have missed them. And of course I need to buy some new ones. I wanted to shop for dies while on holiday, but I just couldn't remember which ones I have bougt lately :) I wonder if I shop too much... nahhh I don't think so :)

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, just adore this card, it looks so special. The colours and design are stunning. Enjoy your visit with your mom.

Wilma x x x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely card, I really like the heartfelt stamps that you brought us last time,the fancy edges looks great too. I really like the maroon card,maybe it could be added to the packs that creative expressions do!! I also wish that we could buy direct from them, I seem to remember you used to be able to order from particraft a couple of years ago so what happened? Have a great holiday and can't wait till your return!! Love Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue - and much quicker to see the items you have used. Have a lovely time with your mum and wish her a very Happy Birthday.
Val C xx

Sandybee said...

I really like these border dies and this is the perfect card to show them off

Have a great time with your mum

xx Sandra

Helen VoG said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours. Thanks for putting the tools used in bold. Happy Birthday to Sue's mom. Have a good journey and enjoy your time with your family.

baglady said...

Thanks Sue for putting the items used in bold type. Great idea and so handy for quick reference. Have a lovely month or so away and enjoy the sunshine and being with your family. But look forward to your return as always. Take care. LindaT.

isobel said...

A lovely card this morning Sue.
I noticed on another site, the items used at the bottom, what a good idea,Heartfelt creations also show items used.

debs said...

hi sue, love the card. have a safe trip. debs :0)

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Morning Sue, Wow this card is so different, but stunning. Love all the colours and the way you have used the dies. What you have done with highlighting all the products you have used is defiantly helpful, thank you. Hope your Mom has a wonderful 90th birthday celebrations and you enjoy your well earned break. Have a safe journey. Birthday wishes to your Mom. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Dorothy Fox said...

Lovely colours for a Monday. Hope you have a great time with your Mum and safe journeys
Dot x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. A safe journey. Best Wishes to your Mum for her 90th birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card this is, like heather rogers i will also try this with my edgeabilities until i can treat myself to these dies. Hope your mam has a lovely 90th birthday and you have a well earned rest with your family. Love from christine c. Xxx

Helen Barker said...

This is a really stunning card,very opulent.Hope you have a great time with your Mom,and have enough rest to produce many more of your inspiring designs.
Helen Bx

Sue C said...

Wine is such a rich colour and one that I dont use enough. I do have card in this colour but not the dies but I'm sure that I can adapt the ones that I do have to do a card similar to this. Have a safe journey home and enjoy your time with your mum xx

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
A very beautiful card today. that stamp of yours is gorgeous.Love the way you have used it
You have a wonderful time with your Mum and I hope she has a wonderful 90th Birthday. Take care
Hazel G xx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love this card the color is very regal and rich...and the stamp is gorgeous...I have this one and use it a lot.

Have a great trip!

Deborah.H :)

Trish said...

Fab, opulent, exquisite card, Sue- love it lots.
Have a safe journey home and enjoy the time spent with your lovely mum and the rest of your family and friends. We look forward to your return.
God Bless,
Trish x

Deborah said...

Hi again...I forgot to say that I like the products you used highlighted in bold...It's much easier to pick out what you need to get if you haven't already got it.

Thanks. Deborah.H :)

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salem said...

wooow love colors love stamps love lace,you ve got me stamping now !!

salem said...

ps looking forward to shows , congrats to your mom, lost mine 2 yrs ago still miss her

weefortune said...

What a beautiful Thank you Card, Hope you have a wonderful visit with your Mum. Crafty Hugs Elaine xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue, The scalloped dies are lovely, and burgundy is a georgous colour. Safe journey, and happy birthday to your Mum. XXX

Laura O said...

another beautiful card Sue,Congratulations to your mum and enjoy your break away.Laura O

lynda said...

A beautiful card today love the burgundy colour these scalloped border dies are lovely .
Have a safe journey and fabulous time with your Mum Sue wishing her a very happy birthday Hugs Lynda xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a nice card,looks so different.

I know you are very obliging, but surely we have to draw the line somewhere you already blog everyday with a detailed write up of each card and handy tips, i think we take up enough of your time, let us give Sue a rest.

Hope you have a great visit with your mom and family, please pass on my birthday greetings to her.

Safe journey see you in June,

Love and crafty hugs,

Julie Bee

Kate's Cards said...

Have a lovely time visiting with your Mom!!

nmty said...

Hi Sue

stunning card, just love it. Hope you have a good trip and your mum has a great birthday.

lv norma

Hellma said...

Have a great time with mommy, great card.

Jill Liddle said...

Yes this card is another stunner. That burgundy colour is gorgeous. The way you have made the materials in bold writing looks good to me. Have a great holiday, you deserve it.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love this card, especially the border dies. Have a good flight. SueL

Ita said...

Hi Sue stunning card the borders give a very nice effect,love the colours,safe journey .I know your Mom will be very happy to see you ,have a great party with your Mom and family

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
This is a very pretty and stunning to look at card. I love the border dies that you've layered to such effect and also the beautiful stamp you've used I must get my hands on it it's so pretty esp. When it's coloured in like you have.
The bow and ribbon really finish the card off wonderfully.

I hope you had a good flight and enjoy being home and with your mum on such a special occasion enjoy your time out and hope the jet lag wears off soon.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove

magpie said...

Have a wonderful time Sue, you deserve it! I can imagine how excited you are in seeing your mum. "Happy Birthday" wishes to her from me and no doubt all your friends here on the blog! Oh gosh, gosh, gosh! Stunning card Sue. I love the stamp and the border dies. Doesn't wine/maroon card look stunning, elegant and rich together with white? I've been doing a couple of cards with these colours too! The colouring of the stamp just makes it a gorgeous focal point too. The bold text is just fine to highlight the items that you have used. It's a great idea. Just to say too, to Theresa, I read your touching comment about your husbands passing late last night and just to say my thoughts and prayers are with you. Although we have never met our fellow bloggers, it doesn't stop you from feeling for them. What a family we have! God bless you hun, take care and thinking of you xx Love Karen xx

mell said...

Ooh ur so lucky to heading bsck to florida. And having the joy of seeing ur mum and celebrate her 90th birthday!! Card as always stunning x

Leanne said...

WOW! Incredible!

Phi said...

That scalloped border die is really pretty. Lovely card.

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
This IS a very pretty card yet not too girlie! I love these borders they make such a beautiful tiered edge. Putting Creative Expressions products in bold works very well to highlight the items used and since your cards use mostly these, I think it's clear enough. Typing up a separate list seems a bit like too much effort given what you already do. I hope you have a wonderful trip and your mom has a very happy birthday.

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Hope you have a safe trip,and a lovely time with your Mom.

This is a stunner. Colours, arrangement oh, everything. Just love it all. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

iggy said...

hope you have a safe & pleasant journey to see your mum. wish happy birthday from all of us at the blog.
as for the card i REALLY MUST get the border dies as i love the effect they give.

nannapat said...

Lovely card as usual sue. Have a good flight and enjoy your time with your mom. Pat x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,

WOW I love this card. The posy lace stamp is fabulous.

Safe journey home and enjoy your visit with your Mum.

Margaret O

Louise Stennett said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Have a great visit to your mum.

Pauline A said...

Happy Birthday to your mum. Have you had time to make her card yet? Those scalloped border dies are gorgeous and the details shows up really well on the burgundy card. A pretty card Sue. Have a safe journey and enjoy your visit to America with your family.

Pauline A xx

Carol Clarke said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card, love the colours and dies you have used.

Vie Carter said...

Happy holiday to you Sue

Loved today's card, these scalloped borders are just lovely

Keep well and your Mum also


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue - So glad you managed to locate the card for's just gorgeous - thank you so much. I look forward to having a go at this one myself.

Hope you have a good journey to the US and hope that all the celebrations go well for you all.

June seems like an absolute age away, but I know we have to share you!!

Lots of love

Sam xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, forgot to say in all my excitement that 'yes it does work'! putting the 'list' in bold and if it saves time that's even better, especially for such a busy lady!!!


Anonymous said...

Ooooh nice!
Susan x

nikkib said...

wishing you a safe flight, enjoy the time with your Mum I bet she's excited to see you..... loving the card again today Sue, I do like the frill effect you get with the border dies.....

Howdy said...

Love the stamp. There's just something enticing about it.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow Wow Wow I just love this card. Such a stunner today. I have these dies so will have a play. Hope you have a fantastic holiday with your mum, and hope she enjoys her 90th birthday, and that you give your brainn a rest after thinking up such fabulous cards. Wish your mum a lovely 90th birthday.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A great card for today. I love the maroon colour you have used. Your new stamp design is lovely. I really love the new scallop border dies and the bracket border dies. They make your card look very pretty and delicate. Have a great time with your mum and I hope she has a wonderful 90th birthday. I think your idea of using bold letters for certain products is great. Have a well deserved rest. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Julie-Anne said...

Hello Sue

such a beautiful elegant card, think i might have to check the stamp out, would be rude not to.Have a great time visiting your mum, and wow what a grand old age, enjoy every minute with your mum
crafty hugs Julie Ann x

CraftyJo said...

Oh yes, I like the bit of bolding to highlight the supplies, it works well. It's something I try to do on my blogposts, breaks up the text nicely too.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card I love the edge dies might have to get some of these
The way you have used them is amazing and truly inspirational
You take care and enjoy your trip to see your mum if you are anything to go by she must be a very special lady
Wish her a Happy Birthday from me

All the best
Theresa xx

Chantal said...

The scalloped border is beautiful on this card.
Hugs, Chantal S

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. I personally like the "Bold" type showing "Creative" items used so much easier than retyping a new list.
Hope your mum has a great 90th birthday and enjoy your holiday.See you back here in June.
God bless

selinei said...

wow love this card, love the new wavy borders & just love stamp.
seline x

selinei said...

wow love this card, love the new wavy borders & just love stamp.
seline x

Jane said...

Love the colour of this card amazing.

Jane xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

This is such a pretty card. Love the border dies and sentiment is fab well done as Usual Sue Kathy xxxx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Wow! Stunning card!
Love the maroon on white and the colours used in your stamp which is very pretty.
Love the wavy borders and labels dies, I NEED these!
The composition is lovely!
Hope you have a safe journey there and back and a wonderful time, with your mom, in between.
Sending her every best wish for her 90th birthday and beyond!

Lara xxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Lovely colours and a great die,such a pretty card. Have a good trip home.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, I hope you have a safe journey and a wonderful time with your Mum. Just love todays card, absolutely stunning. I like the way you have highlighted the products you have used. This works for me. Kind regards Joanne K x

cats said...

Yes,I realy love this card,the colours and the dies.I will have to try this when I get some!:)) ....Christine xx

cats said...

Sorry forgot to say,have a great time,stay safe and a big birthday wish to your Mum....Christine xx

Michelle said...

Evening Sue, another fabulous card, beautiful colours and amazing borders. Have a fantastic trip home.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Gail said...

What a delicious card - luv the colour combo and the scallop lace effect edging xx the explanation of items you have used in bold type is a good idea and works well (hopefully easier for you as well) xx safe trip and well deserved celebrations with your mom xx GailT xx

Hayley Johnson said...

Love today's card Sue and yet another great border die - yet another set to add to my wish list! Putting the products in bold is a great idea and really helpful. Have a great trip and celebrations with your Mum.
Hugs Hayley x

Frances Lane said...

Hi Sue, I do like this one, the colour is so vibrant. I've got the scalloped dies so will definitely give this a try. Have a good visit with your mom, and congratulations to her on her 90th day. My mom reaches that age next year god willing xxx

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue

Meant to say that the bold type within the instructions is ok for me also. So easy to follow. Saves you doing a list at the end as well.

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Janice K said...

I love the new border dies and your Stamps to Die For range, this card showcases both beautifully-my poor wish list grows by the day!!! Have a great time with your mum, I'm glad you're managing to get a holiday as after the last few weeks you must need one. Thank you for being so organised that we don't go without our daily dose of inspiration!! x

Malou said...

Stunning. I love it.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card I have those Scallop Border Dies - I haven't used them yet and really must!!!! Have a lovely trip and a fab time with your Mum xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Have been on holiday and the scallop dies were awaiting my return. Your card today is a real inspiration. Thank you.
Anne O

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, really like the scalloped dies and putting the items in bold print works for me.
Have a great trip enjoy being with your mum on her special birthday
Best wishes, Pat

Hanneke said...

Wow, I love the flowers and colors! Hugs, Hanneke

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Sue, I hope you have arrived safely and your mum is well.

Lovely creation and love the beautiful colours.

Linda xxx

Pearl said...

Evening Sue, another wonderful card. The colours are brilliant and such an inspirational use of the scallop die. I have this set but haven't had time to use it yet, I will certainly be trying this ides. have a safe journey and hope your mum is happy to see you which I'm sure she will be.

Happicraftiness to you, love from Pearl

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Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Sue!

I love the Scalloped Border you've done.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Christine Linnett said...

Love looking at all your cards Sue since my friend Carol introduced me to your site x hope you have a great time in USA

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Do have a safe journey back home, what a wonderful occasion to return for too, I do hope your Mom has a wonderful birthday.
I love this card it is so beautiful, it lends itself to a variety of occasions too.
As for highlighting what is needed personally I do find this rather distracting, I would prefer the details set out like a cookery recipe, listing the 'ingredients' followed by the method. Listed first like this, one could get all the equipment ready to hand before commencing a project.

carol e said...

Hi Sue the bold typing is good and it works. Have a wonderful time with your mum and enjoy some rest Will miss you

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