Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Wonderful Gift

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope that everyone enjoyed a lovely holiday weekend, I know that I did!  In the last week since I returned from Miami, I have been to the Homossasa Wildlife Park and on an airboat ride out through the St. Martens keys off the coast near Homossasa.  Both were spectacular, so much fun and the weather was amazing! I have loaded a couple of pics from the week which I tried to put at the end of the post, but they have ended up right in the middle of my card pics!  They weren't playing nice and didn't want to move! Sorry about that!

  I haven't gotten a lot of crafting done this week, but I hope to play catch up this week.  Here is a lovely little card that I made for the last shows I did in March.  I started with the sky blue card and cut an aperture in the top of it using one of the dies from the Radiant Rectangle set.  On the bottom of the piece, I cut a triple border using the lattice insert from the Bracket Border die set.  I used the cutting edge on the bottom to give my background a pretty defined edge.  Next I stamped my Flower Frame Stamp To Die For using a Black Archival ink pad on to coconut white card.  I lined it up with the aperture opening and used the bracket border cutting edge on the bottom so it just peeked out from beneath the blue top piece.   I added mounting foam to the back of the blue piece to raise it for a dramatic effect.  I tied a piece of black silky crush ribbon around it and added a double bow to the side.  A pearl embellishment and stick pins were added as accents.  I stamped my sentiment on coconut white card and cut it out with the oval from the Radiant Rectangle set.  I added in the next smaller die during the embossing phase to add a bit of pretty detail to it.  I inked the edge of it very lightly with Stormy Sky and mounted it on foam inside my aperture opening, adding some flat back pearls as accents to the sentiment and the corners of my background.  To complete the card, I added a black mat for balance before my final double white mats with the pierced inner mat. Hope you like it!   Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.
Homossassa is known for it's manatees.  Even though January is the time of year that there are in greatest number here, I saw about a dozen of them in the bay as well as these that were at the wildlife park.  The water here was easier to photograph them.  These are about 6 feet in length, not too large by manatee standards!
While on the airboat ride, we also saw some playful dolphins!  They were swimming right near us but you had to be so quick to get a pic of them as they only surface briefly.  Looks a bit like a shark in my pic since all you see is the fin!








This next pic was actually taken when I was in Miami.  This was the cocktail that was being served at the table next to us at dinner.  I just could not believe my eyes when they brought it!  I'm not sure what keeps the two Corona beers from falling, but this thing was absolutely massive!  Pretty creative though!  The couple each had one and still hadn't emptied all the beer out of the bottles by drinking enough of the drink by the time we finished dinner!  He said it was called a "Bullfrog" (I haven't a clue why!).  The rim of the glass was about 6 inches across, massive I say!                                      
                                                                                                             And finally the card pics are below!                                  All for now, Sue x









156 comments:

Pam said...

Pics are lovely Sue, card is gorgeous and you sound as if you are having a great time.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card. Love the bracket borders. Got them for my birthday and think they're fabulous.
I believe you saying that cocktail wasn't yours lol.
X

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Thanks for sharing the amazing photos of your trip. We drove around Ireland and had a blast. ,oh yes, the card is lovely too.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful soft muted colors. Love the lace border on the bottom.

The pics look great, hope you have a splendid time!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
You look as if you had a fabulous time the photos are amazing thanks for sharing. Yes, I believe you that the drink wasn't yours lol. Today's card is so pretty I must get these dies.
Hugs x
Heather T

snowqueen62 said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday pics just love manatees. Today's card is gorgeous. I really must get these dies, they create beautiful effects.
Hugs Sue x

Cee Bee said...

Sounds as tho you are having far too much fun, are you sure that drink wasn't yours :)? I love that you share your pics with us all.
THe card is gorgeous as always.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, love the colours and the flowers to die for stamps are yet another item on my wish list! So good to hear you are having a great time. The pics are lovely (I have a soft spot for dolphins)Thank you for sharing. Take care.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I love what you have done with the Bracket Borders. Must get mine out and have a go at this. Fantastic card once again.
Looks like you had a Fab! trip, great photos.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the colours you have use on the card pics look like you are having a good time thanks Tracy w x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, looks like a good time was had by all. Love the cocktail. Your card as usual is gorgeous, all that lining up looks a bit time consuming but gorgeous, not for the faint hearted. Enjoy the rest of your stay.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card i really like the colours that you have used. And I think that the border really makes this card. It looks like you have been having a great time. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artliff

Izzwizz said...

Fab card Sue, and I loved reading all about your trips. When I was at school we all had a library lesson for a while and were each given a subject to research. Mine was "manatees and dugongs"! None of us had heard of them at the time, but ever since then I've wanted to see them so am thrilled to see your photos! Thanks for sharing. Love Maddy x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is yet another beautiful card, thank you for sharing your holiday pics.
Best wishes
Anne O

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Sonia Jones said...

Another fab card. The pictures are great and I can understand why you are having a great time. Now Sue about these cocktails! Are you sure they're not yours! Hugs Sonia x

TDQ Karen said...

Love the card, particularly the bracket border effect. Thanks for sharing the pics, they look great xx

Lisa Durno said...

Beautiful card
X

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card and super photos Sue, thanks for sharing - it looks like you've been having a fab time! Carole Z X

Maryann said...

Another stunning creation here today Sue, and I just love the blue color, you´ve used for it too. It looks fantastic and is really perfect for both males and females and they´re always nice to keep in stock.
Stunning pictures from your trip here too, biy it looks amazing in that water, I really wish I could touch it, when I just saw it he he. Good to hear, you´ve also had time to enjoy it a bit too, while you´re there, and not just all of it is work.
Have a great day and lots of more fun I hope.

lainey said...

love the lower detail to this card Sue!! lainey x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the dies and stamps you have used. Great pics, the air boats are great fun, love the manatees, lazy things aren't they? lol. Sounds like you are having a great stay with Mom.
Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue today's card is beautiful. It looks like you are having a fabulous time thanks for sharing the pictures. Love Jackie

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card. Love those bracket dies.

Glad you're having a great holiday.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for sharing with us the enchanting card and the pics from your excursion. The manatee is amazing, there is something about these creatures that makes me feel very protective towards them. And the cocktail is great!
Don't do too much catch-up, spend your time with your mom, I'm sure you've already done more than enough cards by now.
Hugs, Rose

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card again today. Love the colours and borders. Sounds like you are having an idyllic time and you deserve it. Wet day here today.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

I must get these border dies the card is super. The photo's are great too but I think you've forgotten to show us a few...such as...a FEW of the cocktails YOU"VE been sharing!! Mabex

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Such lovely photos. They bring back good memories. Seeing these sea creatures wild is such a privilege.

Love your card. X

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely photo"s ,that drink looks amazing ! If i had that i'd knock thebottles over i'm so clumsy ! The card is beautiful too ! Lol .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

englishrose897 said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the border detail.
Love sharing your holiday pics with you too.
Donna Jones

Laura O said...

love the border die ,its fab.you seem to be having a great time,enjoy while you can.Laura o

maxine said...

Stunning card Sue

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today. I really think that tone of blue and black works very well. Glad to see and hear you are having a great time away. Enjoy. Kind regards Joanne K x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Your card is beautiful, I will be trying this one, love the bracket border die, I was using this one yesterday, I love it.
Your piccies are gorgeous, so glad you are having a great time. I wonder what is in that cocktail, it was surely a 'biggie' ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafty Lark said...

Great card and great photos. Pleased you are having a lovely time. xx Flora

TOB said...

Great layout, nice colours.Glad you are having a great time.hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the card, Sue, I know some people don't like your big bows, but I DO - fabulous!!
Glad you're having some real time out and thanks for the pics - would love to see manatees, they seem so big and gentle and from ancient days.

'P' in Wales

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and your pictures are great, would love to swim with dolphins one day.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Bosquie said...

Wow Sue it makes my weekend sound so boring, although we did have some beautiful weather.Hope that wasn't our summer though!!What a great time you had and well deserved.Love the pics.Must have a go at the colour ways in this card as it is a real stunner.Take care.XX

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the colours.

Wow a close up picture of manatees

oooooh they are such gentle creatures aaaagh!!!!!

and dolphins another of my favourites......

Thankyou for sharing

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Corinne said...

Gad you having great time Sue the card looks fab Hugs Corinne

Clare said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the photo's of your trip, looks like you had a great time.

Clare x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
So pleased to hear you are having FUN along with glorious weather - remember we all need FUN time whoever and wherever we are -as when you return I know it will be work work work.
Now for today's gift - for me it's in two halves - I love the colour scheme throughout and the bottom half of the format but the top half isn't hitting the spot with me and I cannot say why. It's not often this happens with your beautiful creations and me but today it has.
Janet x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and design. Love the photos of your days out and a totally bonkers cocktail!Emma

jacqui said...

Great card Sue

kimberley said...

Like Janet above I'm also not sure about this card -I think it may be the pale colours,maybe they just don't show up too well on my computer because I think your designs are amazing.So glad you are enjoying your time stateside.Make sure you soak up all that good weather as it is very changeable here,take care,x.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous card. Glad you had a good holiday weekend. I too am fascinated by the cocktail. Hugs, Theresa.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Isn't it strange I too feel like Janet & Kimberly - love the bottom half but am not to sure about the top. It may well be that the colours aren't showing true on my PC? Thanks for sharing your weekend pics, so nice to see sunshine especially as it's back to rain again today. Take care
Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today. these borders are so versatile aren't they. Glad you're having a great time, and thanks for sharing your pictures with us. That cocktail sure was huge.

Cazzie D said...

What an absolutely perfect card. I love everything about it; the colours, the balance and the fine detail. Beautiful. Looking out of my window at another rainy day - your pictures make me yearn for a holiday! Caz x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well another beautiful card, brilliant colour combo. Glad you are having a nice relaxing time, photo's are great. Bx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely card I like having to work out 1st,then read, but the centre was different...love it and the colours.
Glad you are enjoying your hols!
Its wet, and windy here, and not very warm.
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. I like the way you have used the border die.
Veronique

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, It sounds as if you are having a great time. Love manatees they are such gentle creatures, I am very envious. Couldn't believe the cocktail, I wonder if you could actually stand up after drinking it!! The card is beautiful love the colour.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely card and pics good wishes. Phil D

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card the bracket borders are really great they're on my wish list. Thanks for sharing your holiday pics it looks wonderful you must be having a fab time plenty of time to catch up when your back I'm sure you have enough demo cards to keep us happy just enjoy your time with family .
Hugs
Jean D

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and I'm loving these border cards. Sounds like you are having a great time. SueL

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card, love everything about it!!

So glad you are having a wonderful time...weather looks fabulous, and the manatees & dolphin look spectacular!
Can I have a sip of the cocktail...I'm so parched. lol!
Thanks for sharing your pics!
Have a great day
Lara xxx

Lacelady said...

I have the RR dies, but I might have to give in and get those border dies, they are so pretty stacked up like that.

I agree with you about the massive drink - amazing.

Carol S. said...

Love this card Sue, the curve cards are great.
I was lucky enough to see Manatees when I went to Florida a few years ago and also many years ago when we took the kids. They are amazing and I quickly fell in love with them. Glad you are having a good time. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue.x
love the pics

mazzer said...

Hi Sue. This is a pretty card and love the colors. xx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue,
I'm not surprised that you didn't have time to do much carding....has the headache gone now? Not sure which I prefer; the card or the drink. Must try both of them at some point. Seriously though a sophisticated card with lovely fresh colours. You sound as if you're having a ball out there. Love Pauline A

nattyboots said...

Glad your having fun, the card is beautiful
Elaine H x

Carol H said...

Another beautiful card, love the borders.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue,
Glad you are having a good time - enhanced by a cocktail or two??!! Seriously so pleased you are having a relaxing time. Loving the curvy borders on this card and the sentiment is so right. Love from Jackie D

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
What a wonderful post love the holiday snaps in between - must admit that after seeing Manatees last year they have a special
place in my heart they are just so lovely.
Anyway now for the card, the bracket borders are a favourite of mine they have a very romantic feel to them (I think). Love the colour combo and am needing the frame stamp.
Now regarding this cocktail - are you sure it was not yours.......
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jean Z said...

lovely pics Sue glad you had a good time , love the card and the colors very pretty love Jean Z xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card as always...those border dies are amazing and I love all the ideas you are showing us with them.
Wonderful pictures too, lovely to see the manatees and dolphins and that cocktail looks so yummy!

Love Sheila xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the effect that using the appature gives, will have to invest in some more dies now!!!
Alison x

Jackie Calvert said...

Brilliant card/design. Brilliant photo's. You sound to be having a marvelous trip.
love from Jackie C XXX

Christine Hussey said...

Gorgeous card Sue and thanks for sharing your photo's. You sound relaxed which can only be good news. Continue to have fun. Hugs Christine H xx

hotpotato said...

Airboat rides are fab. We did one when we were in Florida in 2005 not far from Christmas on the way to the space centre. It was right up there with Disney. It was thrilling and I'd recommend it to anyone.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card as usual. Lovely to hear about your trip.The photos are great.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, love the lattice formed by the bracket borders. Wow, that was some 'cocktail'!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card as usual, love the colours you have used. Your photographs are amazing, enjoy the rest of your stay. Take care, Jess x

Gail said...

What a luvly card and luv the colours - I really like the effect of the radiant rectangle embossing and the bracket borders - looks like you are having a wonderful time and fab images (can't believe the cocktail)!! xx GailT xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today I love the border die.
Your pics are lovely, so pleased you are having a great time.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos you seem to be having a great time. Great card too love the colours.
Lydia
X

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card very elegant. I love your photos thank you for sharing.

I can't say I am surprised at the size of the cocktail it would be in-keeping with the size of the meals they serve in the restaurants out there in Florida. We had to order one meal and two plates as we could not even eat half the food served. I found it really shocking even the Americans took most of it home but when you are on holiday you don't want to do that and I am not one for eating leftovers anyway LOL! I remember the waiters being totally shocked we did not want to take our leftovers home! We are just not used to that happening in the UK. Different cultures different ways!

Not long until you come back to us we do miss you, all the Wilsonettes I am sure are waiting with baited breath for your lovely shows!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Hellma said...

Great pictures Sue, love your card.

hollyberry said...

Love the card it is beautiful.Thank you for sharing the pics and comments on what you have been doing .Sounds like you have had a lovely break with lovely weather-just jealous-surprise surprise it's raining here!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Pleased you are having such a good time.
Love the bracket border - have just got these, so will give this a go. The only thing I don't like is the black- sorry. To me it is too severe and think that navy would possibly be a bit softer.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. I love the detail you put in.Thanks for the photos and glad to here you are having a great holiday.

hazel young said...

Lovely card and pictures Sue glad you have such a good time xx hazel

Kate's Cards said...

Fab card and fantastic piccies!!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
CRACKING CARD LOVE THE WAY THE STAMPING POKES THOUGH THE APERTURE VERY NICE AND DELICATE.
TOTALLY LOVE THE BENDY SPELLBINDER BOARDERS ACE.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful pics - so envious.
Beautiful card too.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I love everything about this card, the colour, the bow and beads but I really love the effect of the bracket borders.I think I will have to purchase those as well.
Thankyou for sharing your lovely sunshine filled photo's with us. :-)

Kind regards
from a very wet Wiltshire

Tina X

mell said...

Stunning sue x

Jean Johnston said...

Lovely card Sue and good to hear you are having a great time relaxing.

Maggie said...

What fun! Great card and the border on the bottom is stunning. Lovely pics too and just as well you didn't have that cocktail.xx

Cassieajh said...

beautiful card Sue & I really love the colours & your choice of edging at the bottom it just shows how useful some Spellbinders are. Hugs Allison xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

good Morning Sue I am delighted to hear you are taking an R+R, and enjoying yourself.Love the photos.your card to day as ever is fantastic.
Smiles
Ita

Joanne2403 said...

Seems you have had a fab time, sounds amazing :P
The card is lovely yet again and I am getting wonderful ideas on how to use my dies to max, cant thank you enough tfs Jo x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the colours together, so fresh looking. Glad you are having some time out to relax and enjoy,great piccies.
Love Jan x x

howdy said...

love the colour combo Sue - beautifully balanced and very pleasing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, you are really giving us a masterclass with our border dies this week - Thank you!
Love the colour the whole design is just stunning .
So pleased you are enjoying your time also managing to relax some.
Best wishes, Brenda Lel x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today !! I love the shade of blue you have used. The bracket dies and radiant rectangle dies are on my huge great wish list !! I love your bow too !! Yesterday's card was lovely too. Great to see some of your photos. Have a great crafty day love Tres x x x

CaronP28 said...

Hello Sue. Great card, love the blue colour. Looks like you enjoyed your trip thanks for the pictures. xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card today, love everything about it. The pics are great, the Manatee is awesome and Dolphins are sooo special. That is an amazing cocktail. Glad that you are having some chill time.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

So glad to see you have some play time with your family and friends, a break from the crafty hustle and bustle.

Your trips sound amazing what a pleasure to see some of Americas wildlife.

Love the card, so diferent.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It's no wonder you're not getting much crafting done what with manatees, dolphins and cocktails!!! Lovely card as always
Best wishes, Pat

raineysheep said...

Love this card
Thanks for the inspiration
Raineysheep xx

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
Stunning card as always.Love the colour combination and of course those Dies are stunning
Beautiful photos the water is Crystal clear. We see Dolphins a lot here they swim from the Moray Firth around here and then back following the fish have also seen Killer wales when we were at Skye . Looks like you are having a blast over in the USA i bet you will find it hard coming home here to the UK with all that beautiful warm weather you have been having.
That drink is Huge wonder if they managed to finish it of
Take care Sue
Hazel G

Regina Paes said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the colours. I came across your blog a few days ago and have been reading along. I'm loving it! Keep up the good mood.
Recently, a close friend of mine from Yorkshire created a website and I would like to share it with you, as I think you would like it too. It's called The Birthday Times (www.thebirthdaytimes.co.uk), and gives you the newspaper of the day of your birthday. It shows real events and facts of the day you were born. I already knew a few projects like this, but I think this one stands out a little bit from the rest. So, here's my tip! :)
Thanks,
Regina

CraftyJo said...

I do like the techniques involved in the making of this Sue but, and you'll not be a bit surprised, I think the bow is just far too much for it. Each to their own though - there's a lot to learn from it anyway, full of useful inspiration.

Anonymous said...

lovely card, the picture above looks good to!

mol xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue, thanks for sharing your photos of your trip, I love Mantees and have spent ages looking for them in the wild in Florida, with no luck I have seen them but not in the wild.
Oh and I love today's card.
Gail C x

salem said...

stunnng

lynda said...

Hi Sue a lovely card I love the soft colours and the bottom borders are beautiful I'm still waiting for this border set and now can't Waite to play .
Your pictures are fantastic Sue thanks for sharing them.
Hugs Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Love the card and the curvy borders die is a must have. It's no wonder your crafting has been neglected when you have been on such a wonderful trip, thanks for a little insight of it.
Val C xx

Sandybee said...

Brilliant photos and a lovely card Sue

xx Sandra

Marianna Hammer said...

Looks like a lovely trip and beautiful pictures.
The card is (as always) very pretty.
You are so good at this, makes me feel like a beginner every day :)

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and love the colours. Your pics. are great
too glad your having a good time.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

GA Sue - later than usual today - dont ask.. anyway lovely card - love brackets borders and your fotos are great - think I need one of those cocktails but with gin not beer in it.
Rgs
Clare W

nikkib said...

Another gorgeous card Sue... the colours are lovely and I like the way you have inset the message..... wow that cocktail looks lethal..... x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I love the card today (as always!!) Thanks for sharing your pictures, it looks as though you were having an amazing time. I just love dolphins, you managed to get a great picture. Glad you are having fun and nice weather....another wet & miserable day here...when is Summer ever going to arrive??? Love Sam xxx

Vie Carter said...

Looks like your having a smashing time over there, great pics

I said yesterday that you are missing the summer here, not to worry back to normal, pouring of rain today!!

Great card, just love these border dies - my fav

Vie
x

Jane said...

Loving today's card.

Jane xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another beautiful card.
Carol x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card and lovely photo's! It sounds like you are having fun! xx

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely pics and card.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love your holiday snaps too. That cocktail looks wild, lol.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

nannapat said...

The bracket borders look lovely Sue and the sentiment is so true. Glad you are having such a great time - just make sure you don't have one of those drinks just before going on C&C!! Pat x

Christine Linnett said...

Loving the cards and pics but that would be a bulldog cocktail not a bullfrog hun xx

Meg said...

Love your use of the lattice border dies and the peek of the stamped frame.

Margaret O
xxx

Shazza said...

gorgeous card and great photos, that cocktail is awesome x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Loved your photo's. We have had liquid weather all day. Yuk.

Love the very soft colours on this card. Need some more dies?? LOL.

Hugs 3362 Jan.x

Helen Barker said...

Lovely card,the border dies are fab.Must get them.
Thanks for sharing your pics looks like you've had a great time.
Helen Bx

Victoria said...

Love the bracket borders, they create a really different effect. Lovely card. The photos from the trip look great too. It all seems so exciting, but we do miss you here too!

jean.phillips1 said...

Evening Sue, a late post fom me today! Lovely card and so nice of you to share your photos with us, glad you are having time to do something other than crafting! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your pics. Sounds like you had a good bank holiday.

Another lovely card too.

Susan x

Susan White said...

Lovely card, and really wonderful photos too. Sounds like you're having a wonderful time! When you get back if you need a dolphin fix come up to Inverness for a visit, as we have a pod of dolphins in the Moray Firth!

Susan x

Janice K said...

You really are trying to persuade me to buy those bracket borders aren't you?! They will be mine when funds allow-the card is beautiful! Your holiday pics are amazing and worlds away from the dull, wet and windy UK - enjoy! x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looks like a fun time. Gorgeous card

magpie said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the bracket borders and with the trellis it looks so pretty. Lovely blue. Thank you for the lovely photo's. Soooo glad you've been having a great time and enjoyed your ride on the air boat as well as going to the zoo. The manatees look such a gentle fish and you were so lucky to get the photo of the dolphin, fin or no fin! I do love them. We were lucky enough to go to NZ for our honeymoon (my friend lives there) and we decided to go to a few different places while we were there. One of the places we visited you could go out in the boat and swim with the dolphins. We were told to keep splashing about and make as much noise as we could to keep the dolphins interested. As there was a lot of young people there we thought they'd be great because they were so excited. Unfortunately not much happened and not long after being in the water the dolphins swam away.....still, a wonderful memory made and managed to get a few photo's also. The drink? That would definitely be the one an only! Anyway Sue, so glad that you are having a wonderful time. Enjoy the lovely warm weather where you are cuz you'll be doing the "Singing In The Rain" number when you get back! Take care! xx Love Karen xx

Sandra said...

Wow sue, the water is so clear , it must have been an amazing experience seeing the manatees up close !
That certainly is a cocktail and a half! Not very feminine though!
Today's card is just gorgeous, I love everything about if, it could work for both male and female cards too!
Glad you are having a fantastic holiday xx
Huge hugs
Sandra xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, the card is gorgeous lovely colour. Your pics are great and so clear x

sam said...

hi, another very stylish card, great colours and dies.l think we could all do with that cocktail the rain has been relentless today, loved the pictures of manatees i saw them at sea world many years ago and they are quite magical, so nice memories, thanks for sharing pleased your having a great time. x sam

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue glad ur having a nice holiday was rather a large drink wasn't it lol love the card as well lol
hugs chris x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous photographs! Love the card too Sue, it is fabulous!!!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, you are loving those bracket borders!
Thanks for the fab photos, nice to see what you get up to!

carol e said...

Hi Sue fab pictures, love dolphins and the card is really nice

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, glad that you are having a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

hello sue, firstley can i say that this card is so lovely, thank you for the inspiration you give me.i loved the pics you posted for us to see and i am glad you are having a great time over there. sending love from christine c xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I love the colours I must get these bracket dies and the radiant rectangles and the card and the ribbon my list gets longer and longer! The cocktail looks amazing Mmmm it wasn't yours? Are you sure....

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Oh Sue you lucky girl. Those pictures look amazing. That cocktail looks so cool. It's great that you are having fun. Thank you for sharing your photo's with us all. Today's card is gorgeous I love it. Those boarder dies are great. Hugs Debbie R xx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card - like the colour combination.

Thanks for sharing your holiday photos - hope you are having a lovely time.

Please bring the sun back with you.

Diana

AnneRD said...

Very pretty, Sue. Anne x

Phi said...

Love those border dies you are using. I thinks I've said that already but really, they are gorgeous.

iggy said...

goodness me i dont know where yesterday went,. apart from vets in morning for snap test for female cat desperate for a posh hubby.....then said cat to be transported to posh cat many many miles away to get her ' married ' they will get divorced on sunday all being well.....then back home off to vets again with another cat to stop her wanting to get 'married' & meanwhile TRYING to make some cards for tomorrow which still makes them 2 days late. hey ho.....anyway back to card...MUST MUST get some of these borders...im drooling at the thought. righty ho off to look at tomorrows [ read today ]..crafting whirl..........lol... love it sue as usual xx

craftylisa said...

only one word to sum this card up and that is Stunning.


hugs lisa x

Diane Mortimer said...

I dont see black paired with blue often its great :-)
Diane from Glasgow xx

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