Friday, 3 May 2013

Thank you For Lifting My Spirit

Hi bloggers!  Same die set as yesterday done a different way today.  I have cut two of the Filigree Delight die again in a pale apple green, but this time, I have crisscrossed the orientation on them.  I glued them to a piece of coconut white card that I embossed with my Tapestry embossing folder.  I cut a wider white mat and stamped it with one of the Beaded Elements stamps using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder for a tonal look.  I matted it with a double mat of white card and used the Cosmic Shimmer White PVA glue to make dots all the way around the inner mat layer.  I stamped my sentiment (which I love) and cut it out with the oval and decorative insert from the Radiant Rectangle set.  I cut one of the smaller pieces from the Filigree Delight set, nipped it in half and used the decorative ends on the top and bottom of my sentiment as accents.  I made some flowers out of white felt (from Sam Poole's online shop, she has the best felt!) using the Spiral Flower dies three and four for them.  I mounted them in the corner with some white tulle.  I added some white flatback pearls to the corners, the flower centres and to my sentiment to complete my card.  I really like the way this one came out and I thought you might like to see another use of this die set too!  Finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x





176 comments:

Pam said...

Bright, fresh and so pretty. Thank you Sue, you lift my spirits every morning when I check your blog.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the colours thank you

Anonymous said...

Another unusual take on composition, Sue, very effective and do like the apple green card.
Spring has sprung!!

'P' in Wales

Heather said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty and fresh feel this card has. I am going through a bit of a green phase at the moment so it suits me down to the ground!

Needless to say the rectangles are on my wishlist and as it is my birthday this month I have my fingers crossed!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Jan.moogie said...

Pearls are back, I have missed them. Lovely card Sue, spring colours to suit the time of year.xx

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card, beautiful design and dies. Great sentiment, Kate x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue This card would lift anyones spirit, so fresh and pretty truly beautiful card xx
Dawn S.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, very pretty and I love the way you have used the dies and the green you have used. Take care.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. This card looks so summery. Really lovely. Xx

melanie said...

This is a stunning card love the apple green card .Melanie

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card and again beautiful rectangle dies which I love to use,
what else can I say Spring has arrived.
Hugs
Carol xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a fresh bright card to go with the sunshine this morning. Love it!!!!. Lol Lynne M x x x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love how you have layered this one ,and i really like the green ,its very fresh !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
My niece would love this card, lime green is one of her favourite colors. I love the design. Happy Friday, we still have sun in Kent.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fresh, crisp colour - makes me feel optimistic - or is the also because the sun is out and a Bank Holiday is only hours away - I wonder?!...
Rgs
Clare W

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, love these dies on my wishlist, hopefully my pennies are collected soon so I can purchase them.

Wilma x x

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue
SO fresh and spring like. Another Stunner

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

jacqui said...

Fab card Sue.

englishrose897 said...

Wow, love the colours in this card, it fantastic sue. Enjoy your weekend. Sally

englishrose897 said...

Wow, love the colours in this card, it fantastic sue. Enjoy your weekend. Sally

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, simply beautiful, love the green, the sentiment says it all. Bx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning everyone.

Beautiful card. I love the apple green, very fresh and elegant.

Thanks for lifting my spirits every morning!

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
A very fresh spring colour combo today - appropriate as the sun is now shinning. With the change of orientation you would think that it is two different sets.
Love it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The colour you have chosen really shows off the dies -very spring like and fresh. I can see I'm just going to have to get these dies.
Beverley W

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the apple green colour and the different layout using the same die. It's brilliant how you give us so many ideas. The sun is shining I'm away for the week so hope it lasts.
Hugs x
Heather T

Phi said...

Wow you used glue to make the dots!!! and so perfectly shaped and spaced too. I'm going to have to try this idea. thanks for sharing.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Yes, fresh is the word for the colour combination. I love everything about the card. Bought a load of felt must get cracking with some felt flowers myself.
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gogeous gorgeous card beautiful arrangement on the die cuts and such a pretty green really fresh and Summery colours. I am lovin your A4 embossing folders they are so easy to run thru the calibur and make a really good embossed sheet of card yeah!!!!

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very fresh card today and gorgeous flowers

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, what a gorgeous card today.The apple green is perfect. Have a lovely weekend x

Anne Crawford said...

Love the soft pretty green(my favourite colour) a card to lift my spirits and remind me of spring ,as the snow is falling as I write this and it's all white again outside.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunning, clean and fresh. Love the green and the way you have used the dies. Have a good weekend.

Love June
Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a wonderful card, and love the colour so fresh. I have been away for 4 days and missed you so much that it is the first thing I had to do is check your blog. I have loved all the cards this week as well.

I thought the photos of your Mom's party were wonderful, I cannot believe your Mom is 90 because she looked younger and so well! You all looked like you had a brilliant time which is great.

I hope you and your Mom are well. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I too am liking the apple colour card. Love the centre piece design and the sentiment. Another beautiful card, it certainly lifted my spirits this morning.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

kimberley said...

Another pretty card Sue-love the apple greenit makes the card look very fresh.We certainly need something to lift our spirits this morning.It's typical bank holiday weather here at the moment-grey skies,wet and windy.Still it's what I call good crafting weather,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, I agree with everyone who thinks of Spring when looking at this FAB. card. Mabex

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue I love this card the colours are so fresh and the design so pleasing. Jackie

Gail said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful spring coloured card on a lovely spring/summer morning! We have wonderful sunshine today to match your card. Love the pale apple green card, another winner.
Like this layout as well, had a play with tis set of dies yesterday. Gail C x

barbiepinkfairy said...

really lovely fresh and summery

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Very fresh, pretty, and elegant card. Yet another set of dies to go on my NEED list. :-)

Kind regards

Tina x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours goes very well with the lovely sunshine outside.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, There are so many things you can do with this die set it is beautiful, I love this card. I have tried lots of felt and definitely Sam Poole's is the best, cuts beautifully in every die I have tried it with.

Have a brilliant weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

karenlotty said...

Yes Tina It's not a Wish list anymore it's a Need list Lovely fresh colours for a lovely sunny day (so far)

Eemeli said...

Great way of using the dies again. Love the layout.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Sue, I hope you and your mom are keeping well. A Fabulous sentiment and you lift my spirit too. Fabulous dies and fresh colour scheme.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue stunning x

hollyberry said...

A spring coloured card with a lovely sentiment which really should be on a card from me to you after all our discussions!(don't have the stamp so you will have to accept the wish to say it to you through your blog today -sorry)

beachie said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, gorgeous colour that apple green. How you come up with all these variations beats me.
Audrey xxx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love the card the colour zings against the dies. X

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card with the two cuts of same die, love the springlike colour choice too.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
BEAUTIFUL. Lovely spring colours and the saying is very special. I love it.
Love Jan x x

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful! The green is so fresh, and the felt flowers are great. Christine x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty.

Clare x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Loving the colours you have used on today`s card.
One of these cards that "Lift the Spirits" for the day ahead
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

margaret mcdonald said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty - like the pearls and amazing how a die can do so much
Hugs
Maggie

Victoria said...

The apple green is a lovely fresh colour and shows off the dies perfectly. The felt flowers are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

A lovely colour combination - reminds me of the beautiful blossom coming out on the trees now. Another great use of these beautiful dies. YvonneMayxx

lainey said...

beautiful fresh colours Sue!! lainey x

marg said...

Beautiful Sue!
Love the fresh green, and again a Die I don't have, but goes on my list!
I hope you are enjoying yourself!
LoveMarg

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Love the colour scheme and format for today (coincidentally I am just painting my kitchen in a pale green- well the bits I can do - but of course would rather be crafting!! but needs must)I still have not tried cutting felt and everytime I see your beautiful flowers it reminds me to try. Hopefully decorating finished today so I can get back to my favourite past time.
Janet x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This card is delightful. Love the colour and the very pretty flowers.

Love Val in Spain xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the green and the flowers xx hazel

maxine said...

Beautiful card I love the colours on this one x

Marion Bull said...

Love the colours, so fresh and springlike. Love this card too!
Marion x

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. xx

nannapat said...

Wow - a totally different look with the same dies, and I love the pale green. Pat x

Uta said...

The card is great. I like the delicate green and the felt flowers are so beautiful.
Hugs, Uta

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card looks clean and fresh ,i like the pale green too ,i dont seem to do much in green but might after seeing this.
Marion H

trish from Wolverhampton xxx said...

Simply stunning Sue. You are so clever. Crafy hugs.

Barbara said...

Very pretty and spring like card, love the lemon and white and gorgeous felt flowers.

hotpotato said...

a refreshing looking card because of it's colours.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a lovely summer looking card its so fresh looking. Love the colours that you have used. Take care xxx

Debs A

gwen70 said...

really clean and fresh this one Sue, such a gorgeous spring green

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A lovely spring card today, very pretty

Elaine H X

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue, This is very pretty, and spring like.
Take care now, love Jackie C XXX

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card love the apple green so fresh looking. The flowers are so pretty, mine never look that good.
Hope you are having a great time with your mum.
Lydia
X

snowqueen62 said...

Very pretty, elegant card love these dies - another set on my wish list.
Hugs Sue x

Carol H said...

Stunning card just love the apple green.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I like the apple green also, not a colour seen very often. These dies are also growing on me. SueL

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful!! xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card. Love the apple green and white together, very fresh looking.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
It never fails to amaze me at how different the same die can look! This card is gorgeous. It is so clean and fresh and really looks like Spring - which I think has finally come!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Gorgeous card, I do think these dies are stunning and I love how you use them

Your flowers are gorgeous too but look quite small, did you cut some off the die cut?

Sue xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and design, love the spring green nice and cheerful. Emma

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, great card and i love the colours you've used (my kitchen is a similar green but maybe more of a lime shade to it LOL). It's a great way of using the dies to give a totally different look to a card. Hygs Sonia x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Another stunning card today and I love the green. You must spend hours just looking for card. All your creations are stunning. We see just dies and you Sue always see a mulitude of ways to use them, and it's so good of you to share.

Janice said...

What a lovely fresh and bright card. simple stunning. Janice x

Maryann said...

Again such an awesome card here Sue. I love how you´ve used these dies together here. It looks amazing and the pale colors make it soo romantic looking too. Wonderful work as always.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead everyone.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Really lovely card. Refreshing.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Izzwizz said...

Very pretty! I always love your flowers Sue,money make great embellishments. Maddy x

Pauline A said...

A lovely card Sue, makes you feel very 'spring like'; although yesterday was supposedly the first day of summer!! So fresh and clean. Have added yet another die to my wish list.
Love, Pauline A x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and all the wonderful sentiments you use love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the fresh spring feel this card has its really uplifting. The die cuts are stunning and the way you have used them is really inspirational - I just love it all.
Hope you are enjoying your time with your Mum (and the breakfast family) All the best, Brenda Lel

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, again I love the way you have used the dies so different from yesterday
Best wishes, Pat

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely refreshing card this is, just right for the beautiful sunny day we have here in the UK. Love the apple colour and love the sentiment. Love Jean xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the colours of this card, so fresh and spring like, you lift up our spirits every day, take care, Jess x

Gail said...

Beautiful card and luv the use of the filigree dies in this way - also the green card is delicious!! xx luv it xx Gail T xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, Today's card looks so clean and fresh, you can almost smell the apples. Love the way you have used the dies. Love the flowers. Beautiful. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

joyce walker said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card for me today it being the anniversary of my dear mum's passing. Thanks Joyce

Jacquie said...

How lovely and vibrant these colours are.

So bright and fresh, thank you Sue.

Love Jacquie J xxx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

howdy said...

what a nerve - I think this wouold look even better on cream with the same shade of green - but what do I know? I'm the one still trying to have a 100th of the skill of you, Sue!

Judy L. said...

Yet another BEAUTIFUL card.
One question, can you also post the name of the stamp sets you used for your sentiments, I would just love to get a hold of them. Already ordering all the dies you have used....thanks for sharing. Judy (from Canada)

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
This card would lift anyone's spirits! Wonderful fresh green and a beautiful design. You're certainly giving these lovely dies a great workout.
Sue

Helen Barker said...

Very clean and fresh colours.I love the felt flowers.I truly look forward to visiting your blog everyday.
Helen Bx

Meg said...

All Things Bright and Beautiful Sue.

Margaret O
xxx

Malou said...

Stunning! I love it.

Crafty Nanna said...

A really pretty card Sue, I love the colour. Havn't been able to get on for a few days so must just say the cards of the past few days have been stunners as usual, especially the burgundy one.

Hugs Lynn

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, beautiful as always and what beautiful apple green card. It is so fresh and bright.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

AnneRD said...

Very fresh crisp feel to this one Sue, a real touch of spring. Anne

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another stunner, so pretty and fresh. Love the spring like colours, the flowers and embossing are gorgeous. You lift our spirits everyday.
Have a lovely weekend with your Mom.
Hugs June xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
amazing how just turning a die has amazing effect. Wonderful job
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Leanne said...

Beautiful! Great colour combo.

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue,Gorgeous card as always I love the Apple green amazing how you get a total different look by turning the Dies,love the flowers,thanks for the inspiration
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card today - just love the lime card.
God bless
JanNxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, and a burst of spring green as a great focal point... hope your having good weather, its not so bad here at the moment, finally!!!

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, the apple green is very refreshing and spring looking.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Jill Liddle said...

Very, very nice.

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love those dies, Bought some at Ally Pally.. these are on my wish list.. the colours are Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful gorgeous card.
Gr Elly

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely springy/ summery fresh card today. I love the apple green colour card. The centre made from the radiant rectangle set looks very pretty. I really need this set. I do like the filigree die set but it is not top of my wish list. There are other sets I want first. I have your tapestry background embossing folder and it looks gorgeous!! Epecially in the beautiful soft gold card. I am so pleased with it I could see myself using it a lot. I can't wait to see you on our tv screens again. Lots of love Tres x x x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Wow what a difference using the dies in a different lay out and colour scheme. Looks like a totally different set of dies.
Alison x

Kate's Cards said...

Such a gentle palette and a lovely card!

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
I just love this springtime themed coloured card.
I also love the way you have put the filigree frames at right angles to each other it looks great I'd never have thought of it!
Love the backgrounds both the embossing folder and the stamped and embossed background in white embossing powder.
The flowers are beautiful and really set the card off wonderfully.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love this card as green is one of my fave colours. Have a great weekend. xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card the apple green is
very springlike and the way you have
put fiigree frames looks great.
Nancyd xx


foxyg said...

Stunning card. Love the colour.

Donna Lee said...

Wow lovely and fresh design

Margaret Lycett said...

Hi Sue
Lovely lovely card, very pretty, great colours.
Margaret L

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely bright, cheerful card.
Erica x

jeffrey bubbles said...

WOW,WOW,WOW Sue I would never have thought to use them like this. It is fabulous and will definitely go into my to copy box Kathy xxxx

Joanne2403 said...

Very pretty card, the lil flowers are cute too, love the colour, very spring like, love it!!

Anonymous said...

So refreshing.
Susan x

hazel said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card with beautiful spring colours. Take care
Hazel G

Pearl said...

Beautiful delicate card!
Pearl x

Corinne said...

Love the green Sue dont see many green cards lovely Hugs Corinne

Laura O said...

another stunner,love the nice fresh colours and the die of course .Laura O

Trish said...

Gorgeous fresh card, Sue- I like it a lot. Great to see another use for this die. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the fresh colours of this card. Lovely. hugs, Carol,S.xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card, I love the shade of green, very fresh . Also love these dies, added to my wish list.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Pretty card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love this card design not to sure about the colour green though it looks great just not my taste
Hope you and yours are well
Please take care
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Another ingenious use of the dies but the pale green with the white doesn't float my boat.
Val C xx

salem said...

fab card love colours

Christine Linnett said...

You are an inspiration Sue - instead of checking my emails and bank balance every morning (boring stuff) I look at your pretty card of the day and it cheers me for the rest of the day. Hugs Chris

iggy said...

thank you for lifting my spirit most days......love the card sue
BUT evertime you mention a die they all shoot out of stock.
any chance you can chase up spellbinders for the die that's as rare as hens teeth [ radiant rectangles ] .out of stock is well imprinted on my brain lol

nikkib said...

Love how you have taken the same die and used it differently, so many ideas..... thanks so much for sharing with us all.....

Jane said...

Amazing love the colour combo on this card.

Jane xx

lynda said...

AMAZING Sue you never disappoint me all your cards are superb. I love the soft colour of this card so pretty.
Hugs Lynda xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Another WOW card, loving the pale apple green card, hope we will be getting that !! a beautiful compilation of die-cuts and the embossing is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Absolutely beautiful, the dies, embossing, colour and layout!!

Thank you for sharing
Have a great day
Lara xxx

magpie said...

Oooooo a bright, crisp and a whole picture of loveliness is this card Sue! It gives you the feel good factor as soon as you see it. I love the apple card. I do have some of this from quite a while ago, so "thank you" for prompting a reminder! Love how you've placed the dies and those flowers are beautiful. I do love this sentiment. It speaks volumes and a like for like from me too, that you do lift my spirit, along with everyone elses too! xx Love Karen xx

Hayley Johnson said...

What a beauty! Sue I love the colours you used, very spring like.Hugs Hayley x

loftylass said...

Oh I like this one Sue - my friend loves GREEN so I guess I might replicate this card- thanks.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Janice K said...

Loving the pretty green, it gives the card a very fresh. clean look. It's good to see another way of using the same dies-thank you!x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment too.

Donna Jones

Susan White said...

Just love the colour combo on this card Sue - so fresh!

Thanks, Susan

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue, I'm just loving how you are using this die and the colour is so pretty....a very beautiful card. I'm off to a craft show tomorrow so I do hope I can get the dies you have been using, I'll be a very happy bunny if I do.

Love Sheila xx

Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi
Sue lovely lime summery fresh green the filigree die really works lovely its so versatile
X

Marianna Hammer said...

A very lovely card. Beautiful colors.

Carole Z said...

Very beautiful, I love the hint of green, Carole Z X

Tracie Carmody said...

wow wow wow wow wow xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Sue! I really like the colours used and the combination of the dies used are gorgeous.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely fresh looking card for spring and summer.

carol e said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card and I love the felt flowers

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card for this time of year. Very pretty.

Diana

Vie Carter said...

very clever use of the dies

lovely card

Viw
x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

Sandy H said...

Such a lovely card.

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Oh dear dear me!!! why are you teasing me so Sue??? hehehehe those filigree delights again!!! oh I am In Love!!! wish I didn't have so many bills to pay or I would be buying many dies, lol, hugs Sue and thanks again for giving us something beautiful to look at every morning! xxx Vick
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Sue Parish said...

Such a pretty card and that fresh apple green such a lovely choice for this time of year.
Love the sentiment.
Sue xx

TDQ Karen said...

This die is terrific. The card is a delight, so fresh looking, absolutely love it

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous spring card!!!
Love it
Hugs
Jean d

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love this card...lovely fresh colors...the flowers are gorgeous too.

We must get the apple green and the custard colored card in Sam's shop!!!!!!!!!!

Take care. Deborah. H :)

Diane Mortimer said...

I like the fresh feel
Diane from glasgow