Friday, 26 July 2013

Something Just For You And Vegas Pics

 Hello all!  Todays card uses some older dies as accents.  The Damask Motifs make a lovely lacy background for the focal piece from Just Rite stamps.  I started by embossing my milk coloured background with the Tapestry folder for texture.  I used the large decorative piece from the Damask Motifs and cut four of them from milk card.  I glued them into place with the tips pointing to each corner.  I cut four more of the same die using a pale teal card.  I arranged these so the tips were pointing in the open areas between the milk coloured dies.  Next I stamped my sentiment on milk card using a matching Green Archival ink pad.  I stamped the Labels three stamp from the Winged Vintage Labels Two and Three set by Justrite stamps.  I used a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it with clear powder.  I cut it out with the matching Vintage Labels Three die and used a smaller Vintage Labels two die for the inside of the frame.  I added some mounting foam to the back and seated it over my sentiment.  I added some flatback pearls (which I have just noticed were misplaced during their flight across the pond home, so sorry!)  I matted it with a few shades of teal and then a double mat of milk card which I pierced.  I decided to add some pearl PVA glue dots to the larger teal mat as well.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.
  I thought I would show you a little of what I have been doing while in Las Vegas and then tomorrow show you a few pics from the actual show. So scroll down to see the Las Vegas activities!

 Here is the helicoptor that I took down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for a champagne picnic at sunset!

The Hoover Dam by air!  Isn't it spectacular!

 This was taken on the other side of Hoover Dam and the white is mineral deposits on the embankments.
 This was an extinct volcanoe out in the desert before reaching the Grand Canyon.
 My first view of the red rocks of the Grand Canyon by air.
 We flew by the Grand Canyon walk which over hangs the canyon with a glass platform.  I took bunches of pics while in the air, but those are the quick highlights.  Suffice it to say that the whole adventure was fabulous. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
 The dancing waters at the Belaggio Hotel on the strip.  It goes off every fifteen minutes so it was always a welcome surprise when stuck in the traffic on the strip.
Inside the Belaggio Hotel, the reception area has this amazing glass chandelier installation done by a famous glass artist named Gil Chihuly.  It  sort of looks like coloured jellyfish!  Absolutely stunning in real life!
Although we didn't stay at The Belaggio, I love to see their gardens.  They change them about every six weeks and they are always fabulous.
 Also, there is an amazing chocolate shop there and this is their chocolate fountain that is in the window of the shop!  It is floor to ceiling and spectacular!
 This is the view inside the chocolate shop and that dress is entirely made of chocolate on the manequin!  Love the cakes flanking it on either side!

I met up with my very good friends Jimm and Audrey Freedman that used to own Stamp Oasis.  We did many,many stamp conventions together over the years!  We had a great time and caught up while they showed us around the town (they live in Las Vegas)

We went to a Brazilian steak house one evening, They have 17 different types of meat that they bring around to your table on a giant skewer for you to chose from!  Pretty impressive as they show up with these and slice off of them for you! I think I ate enough for a week!

And last but not least, and only in Vegas!!  Chapels every where in the town, but here was one that you can go to to have your pets get married (if you have nothing better to do with your $50!!!) LOL

Some show photos tomorrow.  All for now, Sue x


Heather Rogers said...

Fabulous, fabulous card and your photos look fab too you must have had a great time Sue

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Pam said...

Fabulous card and your piccies are wonderful.

TDQ Karen said...

Thanks for sharing your pics, looks a great place to visit. Lovely card too xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, fab post today. Looks like you are having lots of fun. Also a lovely card too. kind regards Joanne K x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a fantastic time you must have had if those pictures are anything to go by, awesome. Not a bad card either, lovely colours and some of my favourite dies. Thank you for sharing. xx

Debs said...

Morning sue what a great card its nice to see some of the older dies coming back out. As i remember i used these dies alot when i first got them. I do like your piccs of the grand canyon i went there in 1991 and its something that i will never for get.lookforward to seeing tomorrows picci's. Take care xx

Debs A

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card, so pretty. The pics are Fab too. I was lucky enough to go to Vegas a few years ago for my friends wedding and your pics reminded of a fabulous time. So glad you enjoyed it.
Love Jan x x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card ,and lovely photos. Many thanks Sue.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Lovely card today, fabulous photo's of your trip and Las Vegas, looking forward to the show photo's too, a great post today Sue, thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely day.

Bosquie said...

Beautiful card. I really must get the stamps to go with the dies as the effect is stunning. Very envious of your Vegas visit, as I went 10yrs ago,and would love to go again,as it is the most fab place. The Grand Canyon is jaw dropping too. Maybe one day hey? Have a great weekend xxxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the colours you have used it looks like you have enjoyed yourself in Las Vegas the pictures are great to I would have lost my head in the chocolate shop as aim a chocolate lover thank you Tracy w x

Wilma Brown said...

Great card today. Love the die and stamps making a lovely effect. Pics are amazing would love to visit.

Wilma x x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, The card is beautiful, loving the colours and the die-cuts.
Your piccies of your stay are fantastic, I would love to go there, especially the chandelier, that is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Christine Harrop said...

It's great seeing the older dies being used again. I think sometimes we forget how nice they are. Your great photo's reminded me of our fabulous holiday seeing Vegas, the Grand Canyon and other national parks etc. Wonderful memories. Thanks for that Sue! Christine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, love the pics too, thanks for sharing. Must go there some day

englishrose897 said...

Great card todaySue. The photos are great as well. Not sure about a chapel to get your pets married that's just going to far lol.sally

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Brilliant Brilliant this card is fabulous love the colour and the use of dies.
Gorgeous photos would love do to the helicopter ride.
Amanda x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful gift today with a very Victorian feel and so elegant. Of course the colour scheme so sets the dies off - teal in many shades - what more could a teal addict want first thing in a morning along with Sue Wilson.
Oh and a cup of strong French coffee of course.
I agree with Christine above it's nice to see some of the older dies and reminds us to dig to the bottom of our storage boxes as we always seem to use the ones at the top - Am I the only one that does this?

Photos are superb Sue although you wouldn't get me up there to start off and no where near that glass platform!!!!!
Feet on the ground that's me.
Janet x

Cee Bee said...

Love the card Su and the pictures. I went on my very first tri[p abroad to California on 1980 and was taken to Vegas what an amazing place.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the card today. The dies are so pretty and I love the colours. Your pics are fantastic. What a contrast between such spectacular natural views of the Grand Canyon and then the brash, gaudy over-the-top-ness, but so suitable and expected, of Vegas. I would love to do both...maybe one day! Looking forward to tomorrows CHA pics. Take care.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fab card - as always. Love the pics -especially the amazing lighting installation, choc shop and gardens - looks my sort of place... Have never been to the US but think I should - it looks out of this world - not sure I'd want to come back though if I did.
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue the card is wonderful and love the colour combo.

I want to thank you so much for the pictures from La Vegas they were super! I went through them a few times to check I didn't miss anything. However, typical of me the chocolate shop was to die for and those gardens are beautiful so colourful. It was amazing to see Grand Canyon from above as well.

I am not sure if I thank you enough but I just love your blog so much and feel I know you as friend, you bring a smile to my face every time I read your blog.

Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Really like today's card - nice to see the older dies making an appearance once in awhile. I was making a card yesterday and needless to say the die I wanted was right at the bottom of the box. I found dies that I had forgotten I had!
The pictures are great I would love to see the Grand Canyon although not sure I could go on the glass bottomed walkway!! I don't mind heights, but prefer to be tied on with a rope LOL!

cuilliesocks said...

Thanks for sharing your photos Sue, the Grand Canyon, must be awesome to see in reality, only ever seen in Cowboy movies.
That chocolate shop is amazing.

Lovely card. Beautiful colours and dies, love it, Kate x

Rachel Taylor said...

Wonderful card Sue .thank you for the photo's ,Las Vegas looks amazing ! I must get my hamster married !!! Lol
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the photos are fab, I have always wanted to go up in a helicopter but being afraid of heights its a no no, so loved the pictures.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Kath said...

Hi Sue, it never ceases to amaze me how you never run out of ideas. I frequently sit and look at my crafty stash with any idea what I'm going to do. The pics of the Grand Canyon are fab, it's been on my list of to see's since I was a child, I wanted to pony trek the area, unfortunately now it would take four burly men to get me on a horse lol. I'm glad you enjoyed your time there, Take care Kath x

kimberley said...

Great card again Sue.The pictures look fab.Never been to Vegas-it just doesn't appeal but the Grand Canyon looks stunning,take care,x.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love the card with its lacy looking background. Your photos are great too, look forward to tomorrows of the show
Audrey x

Laura O said...

Love the card always nice to see new cards with some of the older dies ,Love the pictures too,looks like you had a great time .Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for sharing your photos of your trip - all looks amazing especially the Grand Cannon trip, that must have been a real wow. Today's card is just lovely and as many of the others have said it is nice to see the older dies making an appearance (we can't all afford to keep buying all the new sets that keep coming out no matter how much we'd like to). Hope you continue to enjoy your trip.
Beverley W

karenlotty said...

Fabulous card Fab photos Was lucky enough to visit Grand Canyon a few years ago &it is spectacular

Marion said...

Hi Sue really like this card and no big bow yeh!,also agree its good to see something done with the older dies .the chocolate shop looks amazing as do the gardens ,thanks for sharing with us.
Marion H

sarah hyett said...

Wow a lovely card love the dies and colour. Your photos look great too.

Sarah h

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the pics Sue X
Love the card .Happy Crafting

jessie said...


Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Sooooo love this card. My most favourite colours.

What fabulous photos. Thank you for sharing. X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card and nice to see the "Oldies" out of hiding lovely colours.

Thsnks for sharing your pics fabulous I was lucky enough to go to Las Vegas whilst on holiday in America ooooh it was so much fun the Hotel's are like being on a film set and so big I kept getting lost lol

Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Nanny Jo said...

I love today's card, Sue, such a clever use of smaller dies. So glad you had such a good time in Vegas....the grand Canyon looks awesome.....but the helicopter looks VERY
Jo xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Wow you were busy whilst in Vegas. Love to see the photos as well as the card. Very elegant too. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
heartfelt thanks for your card today. I've got the Damask motifs and accents and did something similar but it didn't look half as good as yours. For starters, didn't emboss my backing card nor did a second layer (in my early days as an apprentice).
Photos are also WOW (I'm ever so glad I wasn't in the chocolate shop - sure would have bought lots!). The dress made from chocolate was something else for sure.
Hugs, Rose

Victoria said...

I love your card today Sue. Shows brilliantly what can be done with the dies if you layer them and twiddle them around.
The photos are just amazing. The Hoover Dam appears so small from above! You seem to be having a brilliant time there!!

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card as usual and fabulous pictures, it is on my do list to go to the Grand Canyon one day
Carol x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, fantastic card as everyone said
great to get new ideas with the old dies
and the lighter teal looks really nice.
All your pics. are great never really
had a hankering to go to Vegas but your
pics would put anyone in the mood to
see all the wonderful sights.
Nancyd xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the card and fabulous photos. Loving the chocolate dress.
love Val x

Elaine said...

Fantastic pictures sue. Wow las vegas looks amazing. I went Arizona many years ago and my Aunt took me to the grand canyon it was fantastic definately would go again. Enjoy the rest of your trip x

gwen70 said...

Brilliant card Sue and you have certainly been having a good time

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, fab card, great photos. Lol Lynne M x x x x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and thank you for using some of the older dies, with all the new dies that Spellbinders keep bringing us the older ones tend to get neglected. Your photos are amazing the Grand Canyon is one of the trips I've always dreamed of taking, your photos make me want to make my dream come true, thanks for sharing. You look as if your having an amazing time.
Hugs x
Heather T

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a super card love the colours and the die cuts it is
absolutely beautiful.
Fabulous photos, what a divine place the chocolate shop looks, and as for the views of the Grand Canyon words just fail me!
Delighted you are having a great time.
Margaret corgi owner

Jacquie said...

Wow Sue, I love your card this morning, very lacy and delicate.

The Grand Canyon looks amazing, my Brother & Sister-in-Law are going to America in a couple of weeks and the Grand Canyon is one of the trips they are going on, they will love it I'm sure.
Looking forward to more pics tomorrow.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sonia Jones said...

Great card today Sue. WOW what amazing scenery and a pet chapel whatever next? Funny to see how the other half live! LOL hugs Sonia x

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely photo's and a super card.
Beautiful colors and dies.
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - great card again today. Love everything about it. Your photos are brilliant - what lovely memories you will have. Looking forward to seeing more tomorow.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card, elegant in its simplicity!
Think I would have a whole litter of kittens being in a helicopter but its on my very long "to do" list
. Enjoy the rest of your trip. x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the old Dies too!
So glad you are enjoying Vegas!
Crazy place to live though!

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Great use of the dies. Always need new ideas for the dies we have tucked away.
I did Vegas a few years back, it was our last stop on our round the world trip, we flew over Hover Dam on our way to Grand Canyon, just spectacular, you got one great photos, thanks for sharing. It brought back some fantastic memories for me.
Gail C x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, as others have said good to see the old dies get an airing. The Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam look amazing, the helicopter did look a tad small, but still a trip I would love to make. The chocolate shop looks out of this world and the hotel garden beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing your adventure pics, your blog makes my day and makes me smile.
Enjoy the rest of your trip.
Hugs June xxx

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Loveoy card and fab pics.You have shown me things I will never see in `real life`.Thanks,it looks amazing! Jackie. x

cats said...

Morning!Lovely card today,Thank you for sharing your photos,amazing shots.I will be keeping my feet on the ground though.My head did a "loop da loop" just looking at the shots from the helicopter! lol....Christine xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fabulous card and the photos are brilliant, Lindsey said she would love the chocolate shop, and as she has a new baby kitten perhaps she had better bring him over to look for a wife and get married !!!! You have shown us beautiful images of places we probably never see, thank you.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

queengoomba said...

Absolutely amazing. Thank you for taking the time to share

Love Wendy

AdrienneQ said...

Thanks for sharing

queengoomba said...

Absolutely amazing. Thank you for taking the time to share

Love Wendy

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, the card is lovely, and the pics are amazing, thanks for sharing them. Bx

nzillingworth said...


Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love the look of lace in today's card, and the two tone teal is fab.

How decadent to take a helicopter to a champagne picnic, and at sunset no less. All I can say to that is "half your luck".Do I sound jealous, that's because I am. I wish the photo's were scratch & sniff in the chocolate shop it looked fabulously fattening. Look forward to tomorrows pics. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and fab photos love the pet wedding lol. Glad you have a fab time xx hazel

Jackie Calvert said...

Wow Sue, lovely teal card again, love it. Then The photo's...only in Vegas indeed, I don't dare think how much it would cost to stay at the Bellagio. But I do know I wouldn't be able to leave the chocky shop.
Love from Jackie C XXX

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love it. Great photos, look like you had a wonderful time, and a picnic at sunset, very romantic.

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue, thank you so much for sharing all of the wonderful photos of Las Vegas. I went there mnay years ago and stayed in Caesars Palace, had a wonderful time. I may go back one day!! A lovely card today as well
Hugs Dawn S. xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous the teal anf white.
Not only do your cards blow me away but so have your piccies! Wow they are fantastic and it's lovely to see these places that we have never been too. The Grand Canyon loooks out of this world but oh the Choccy shop is where I'd love to be! Lol!
Many thanks for sharing such wonderful piccies with us...looking forward to seeing more.

Love Sheila xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, great to see a few with older dies. Thanks for sharing your photos, the grand canyon looks amazing, as does the chocolate dress. Emma

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Loving today's card and really enjoyed your photos. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today Sue. Thanks for sharing your pics. Looks like you had a lovely time. Reminded me of when we went in 1997. After a visit to the Grand Canyon we flew over it and the Hoover Dam into Las Vegas. You weren't allowed onto the floor of the Canyon then. My partner especially liked the pic of the glass platform. He'd like to go onto it. Fat chance getting me on it though.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue lovely card,love the photos thank you for posting them.

mazzer said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card. Pics are great. Glad you had fun.


Maggie said...

Thank you so much for those pics - they bring back such happy memories of our family trip to Phoenix and Vegas. Lovely card a bonus! xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Your card today is gorgeous as always but I want to thank you for sharing your Vegas piccies. As I am never likely to go there because I hate flying, it was great to see all these fabulous places through your eyes. I bet you had a blast!


nannapat said...

Gorgeous card Sue and what fabulous photos. So many lovely memories for you. Wonder if I could get my OH to change our garden every 6 weeks - I think not!! Pat x

nattyboots said...

Love your card and all your Pics ,

As for pet marriages ?
Well if i had the money i would rather spend it on loads of Spellbinder dies .

Elaine H X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A really pretty card today !! I love the colours you have used to. I don't think these dies are fleur de lis. I think they are the damask ones !! The embossing and sentiment are lovely. I think your photos are great. Pictures of beautiful places I will probably never see so thank you very much for sharing them. The Grand Canyon looks absolutely amazing !! I am quite a bad chocoholic so I think my other half would have a terrible time trying to drag me away from that chocolate shop !! Beautiful card with beautiful colours Sue. Please don't ever stop as you are such an inspiration. Lots of love Tres x x x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the photos make me very envious it looks fantastic love Jean Z xx

hollyberry said...

Love the card as always.WOW the pics are amazing I think I would put weight on just by looking at the chocolate shop.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your photos, the trip to the Grand Canyon sounds amazing. Hope you bought lots of chocolate from that shop.

Clare x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for a beautiful card today, love the two tone teal, and for sharing your amazing photos, looks like you had a great time
Best wishes, Pat

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this teal colour, need to get card that colour beautiful. Photos of Grand Canyon are gorgeous wud love 2 c it myself Xx bit of a must do !!

SusanP, kent said...

Gorgeous card and once again an original way with die motifs to create interest behind a focal point! Teal on white looks fantastic. Love the pics of Vegas, but you wouldn't get me in a helicopter except under heavy sedation!!!

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card, Sue. Guess you had a good trip. Vegas is always a fascinating place and I love the Bellagio too. so much more to see than casinos.
Janice W

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card. The helicopter photos look fantastic and so does chocolate shop!

Cardgenie said...

Wow, what a trip. You should get a job with the tourist board! Your photos are great and make me want to go too. The card is lovely - great colours. Jean

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue
This is a fab card I've not seen these dies before and really like them.
Love the embossed stamp around the sentiment.

Thanks for the great photos. I think you are very brave to go on a helicopter down to the Grand Canyon. I'm scared of heights so I wouldn't do that in a million years!
Love the look of all that chocolate!

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Wow fab photos especially the helicopter trip.

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, great card and super photo's. So glad you are having a good trip.
Hugs LYnn

Lacelady said...

Oh Wow Sue, that helicopter ride must have been some experience, thank you for sharing your pics. As for the chocolate, that was almost cruel as I'm trying to lose weight!

Re the card, I love it when you re-visit some of the older dies, so we get reminded of them again.

Gail said...

Luvin the card and what a fab way to use the dies that have been put away to make way for the newer ones - I actually luv the fleur de lis dies and was the one I always went to but I have not used it for a while now but that will now be remedied - thanks for the pics - we went to LV several years ago and have said we will definitely go back one day - you have made me realise that we need to sort it out as I want to do the glass canyon table walk - have a fab weekend xx GailT xx

Joanne2403 said...

Beautiful card once again and what spectacular photos, glad you are having such a great time, tfs Sue x

Kate's Cards said...


snowqueen62 said...

Thank you for sharing your holiday photos certainly looks like a fab place to visit. Today's card is lovely too.
Hugs Sue x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue lovely card and like everyone else I love it when you use some of the older dies as it reminds us to use them!! Lovely pics of Vegas the Grand Canyon looked awesome but you wouldn't get me anywhere near the glass walkway I need to feel safe!! Lol And only in America would you have pet weddings!!lol love Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love the Bellagio fountains they are amazing. Beautiful card as always.
J Bell

Lindsay Martin said...

Great card, so nice to see some of the older dies coming out... Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us, it looks so amazing I am very envious of your travels, as for the chocolate shop and steak house I would be in heaven with both of those... xxx

Helen Barker said...

Fabulous card and photos.Thanks for sharing them with us.
Helen Bx

Lelly Jelly said...

Fab photos Sue. Did that helicopter ride on my 50th - fantastic trip. You lucky girl! Thanks for the walk 'down memory lane' - although I didn't use the wedding or pet chapel!
Didn't try the Brazilian steak house, must do next time. Thank you
for sharing!xxx

carol e said...

Wow Sue thanks for all the outstanding pictures. Another world, fantastic

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card and fab pics. The grand canyon is on my bucket list, looks amazing, thank you x

darcydaydream said...

Looks like you are having a spectacular time. Oh my look at all that chocolate!!!
Oh and love the
Christine in Darcy....xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, firstly a great card, and the pics are fab. We have done the Grand Canyon but not Vegas.Now don't have such a good time that you don't come back. LOL
X Ros

hotpotato said...

wow loved your photos look forward to seeing more tomorrow.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Another lovely card - one achieveable for us all.

Thanks for sharing your photo's - the Grand Canyon has got to be on most people's buck list. It's certainly on mine.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Thanks for sharing Vegas photo's it reminded me of our visit there many years ago as we also flew down the canyon seeing the same sights as you AWESOME sights. We stayed in Vegas for three nights which was absolutely wonderful seeing most all the Hotel's evening outdoor shows. a holiday to remember!

Craftetter said...

Looks like you had a great time - you should have done the Skywalk - it is a fantastic feeling on there and no pictures can truly show the wonder of the Grand Canyon. Great card also as usual.
hugs Elaine

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Loved the card.

Thanks for sharing you holiday snaps, they are great.

Looking forward to tomorrow.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Sooooooooooo jealous. Pics are stunning, oh and the card too!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Izzwizz said...

First of all, love your card as always. Great to see you use some of the older dies, and I love the colours. Thank you so much for posting all those photos!! Don't expect I'll ever get to the grand canyon but it's somewhere I've always wanted to visit, and it's great to read about your trip. I can almost imagine being there :-) that sounds so romantic with the helicopter trip and champagne. Vegas looks amazing too, love that picky of the garden you posted. Can't wait to see tomorrows photos! Thanks Sue!!!maddy x

Pauline A said...

What a fantastic time you're having and the Grand Canyon looks superb. Have never been to America but my sister is a frequent visitor and she never stopped talking about the helicopter trip over the GC. I get dizzy standing up to do my stamping sometimes!! Lovely card using my very first die which I bought. Thank you Sue for sharing your pics. Hugs. Pauline A x

Sue B said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the photos, I have been to Vegas a few times but have never seen the chocolate shop in Bellagio but the dancing fountains are pretty amazing aren't they. Look forward to seeing the next lot of pics tomorrow.

kitty davies said...

Afternoon Sue
what wonderful photos and pretty card thank you Kitty.

Sandybee said...

How nice to see some of the older dies,a great card. Brilliant photos as well Sue

xx Sandra

CraftyJo said...

Oooh, I love Vegas (for a brief visit :) ) - took my parents to the Hoover Dam and a helicopter ride over the canyon many years ago when we lived out in California.....wonderful memories, thank you for reviving them.

The card is gorgeous too.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Lovely card Sue, good to use some of our older dies. Love the FAB
photos. Thanks for sharing

Lorraine - Scotland

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. love today's card. those picture's are wonderful, would love to see the Grand Canyon!! Perhaps one day. So glad you had a wonderful time, well deserved. Hug's 3362 Jan. x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, great card!! Thanks for sharing your looks fab, you seem like you certainly made the most of your time there. It all looks amazing!!! Love Sam xxx

Susan White said...

Enjoying the teal theme of the cards recently Sue - such a lovely colour! You look like you're having a great time in Las Vegas - hope you're enjoying the show too.

Thanks, Susan

Janice K said...

A great card in my daughters favourite colour. Your trip looks amazing, plenty to scrapbook!! x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another fantastic card here again Sue, and some even more fabulous pictures from there. I´m soooo envious, I have to admit, and now I even more wish I could´ve been a fly on your wall here the last week ha ha ha. But thanks so much fpor sharing these amazing pics with us here, so we could get a tiny little taster of what it´s like there ha ha ha.
Have a wonderful week-end now and lots of more fun yet to come.

Shazza said...

amazing photos, I wanna go to Vegas!! Gorgeous card too x

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue and great photo's, thanks for sharing them with us.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card as always Sue
Love all your photos. That Chocolate shop looks so yummy and that dress is a piece of Art. They must have air condition as it would melt with the heat.Thank you for sharing with us all your Photos
Take care
hazel G x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
great to have an update on your trip to Vegas....great pics.

Love the card although I have never like Fleur de lis motifs.

Pet sad is that!!!

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card and lovely photos.
You are obviously having a great time, it amazes me how you still have enough designs to post every day.
Sonia x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Fantastic card once again.
Love your pictures, that trip must have been awesome.

Patricia xxx

sued99 said...

Great card with pretty colours. Great pics too.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the card! My son went to LA a couple of years ago and said what a mad place it is! Your photos are brilliant and really give you the feel of the place. Hugs, Carol S.xx

iggy said...

how lovely for you. breathtaking i know how you get inspired. happy crafting x

Debby Berry said...

I love this card, but enjoyed the photos from your trip to the Grand Canyon, still on my list of things to do... Thanks so much for sharing your holiday...

Debby Berry said...

I love this card, but enjoyed the photos from your trip to the Grand Canyon, still on my list of things to do... Thanks so much for sharing your holiday...

lynda said...

Great way you have used the dies Sue I love it. The colour combo is lovely very pretty
Your pictures of the Grand Canyon are fantastic Sue.Thanks for sharing them.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love today's design very Lacey looking and the colour is fab. How lucky are you to be able to see all the wonderful sights we see in your fabulous photos never been to Vegas and guess never will so thank you so much for sharing your trip with us all , looking forward to tomorrow's photos.
Jean D

Christine said...

Hi Sue, lovely to see your photo's from Vegas, it looks like you have had a fantastic time there.
Today's card is gorgeous, love the colours and the dies.
Christine xx

TOB said...

lovely card. Fantastic photos, glad you had a good time. hugs x

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, great card, love your photos of Vegas, maybe one day I will get there! Take care, Jess xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! Gorgeous card Sue and so simple just using the same die but with different colour card, (one of my favourites). Thank you so much for showing your wonderful photos from Vegas. The views are spectacular! Ooooo that chocolate fountain and the dress made out of chocolate wouldn't last long here. It would be a case of now you see it, now you don't! Love the snail and the bird fixtures made with flowers too. So glad you caught up with your friends too for a great natter. There's nothing like catching up! I was in awe of the ceiling of glass too, such beautiful colours. So glad you're having a wonderful time Sue. Live for today and go for everything that you can and enjoy every moment! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

great card and photo's but have to say I'm not jealous of your trip, it's a case or rather you than me!!

mol x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant all round. Love the card and what you did with the dies. Thanks for sharing your photos too looks like you had a brilliant time.
Caroline MacH

Jennifer Swandells said...

Finally, I can get back onto comment on your wonderful cards Sue, I have been MIA as my laptop has been sick for just over a week. So now I can go back and have a look at some of the wonderful cards that you have made. This really is a lovely card and your pictures are wonderful, thank you for sharing them all with us. Hugs, Jen :-)
Krafty Keepsakes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue love the card today - you must be having the time of your life looking at the photos you have posted - can't wait until tomorrow for more.
God bless

jeffrey bubbles said...

I did that trip it was awesome. Lovely card again Sue Love the teal, Kathy xxxx

nikkib said...

Stunning card today Sue..... just lovely..... and your pics reminded me when we went for the helicopter trip to the bottom of the canyon for a champagne picnic then flew back down the strip just as the lights came on at sunset, magical... and we went to the brazillian steakhouse at town Square, one of the best meals we had in LV (the other was at Top of the world in Startosphere)... love the bellagio too, their gardens are spectacular..... looks like you had a fab time there..... x

salem said...

fabulous card lovelly pics im not jealous lol

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue,
I would just like to thank you for my beautiful giveaway card. It is even more beautiful in real life. I am over the moon with my beautiful prize.
Todays card is showing some lovely dies on it in lovely colour.
What absolutely stunning pictures showing some cracker of sights. Glad you enjoyed your trip as it would be umseemly really to miss all the star attractions, lol. But thank you for taking on the mission for us to show the sights as we know you were so very hard at work. Ha!Ha!Ha!
Love and crafty hugs

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love what you have done with the accent dies!
Your photos are amazing, would love to visit Las Vegas and New York. I can live in hope. Hubby is a Egypt fanatic and wants to go back for a third visit, maybe I will get to the US one day!!!!!

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Another very pretty card. I love this colourway - so dainty. Lovely to see your photographs of your holiday.
Best wishes
Anne O

jennywren1947 said...

hi Sue lovely card and looks and sounds like ur having a fab time in vagas
hugs Chris x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, sorry did not get time to do a post yesterday so doing it now. Beautiful card as usual. Love it.
On another note love the pictures you have posted. It took me back a few years because we went to Hawaii and flew the Grand Canyon so can relate to a lot of the pictures but did not have the champagne landing. You look like you are having a great time.

Love June

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Great card, love the layered dies as the backgrounds. Its great seeing your pics too. Looks fabulous.
Alison B. x

Betty said...

Love your work but can you tell me what Milk Card refers too? Is that a brand of paper or what?

Diane Mortimer said...

Love the teal coloured card, always a pleasing card made with teal :-)
Love the american pics, got my other half a wee helicopter ride over Glasgow for his b-day last week, loved your pics Sue, I hope to go to America one day and explore :-)

Diane from Glasgow xx

Vie Carter said...

what a stunner of a card today, teal is my fav colour and love the design

as for vegas it looks simply great fun


AnneRD said...

Thank you for posting the photographs,, they are stunning. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue

Wow fab pics, thank you for sharing with us. It's made me want to go to Vegas :-)

The card is lovely. I like the way you have used the die as a background, very clever. Nice to see a card using older dies.

Kayleigh B xxx

Tracy Heaton said...

I'm so jealous, it looks amazing.

Were your friend Jimm and Stephen Spielberg separated at birth? lol