Saturday, 30 November 2013

Best Wishes

 Hello my crafty friends!  Sometimes it is just hard to resist doing a really quick card to get the creative juices revved up a bit.  This is one of those.  There really isn't too much in the way of a description that you need, but I used the larger die in the Filigree corner set by Becca Feeken for this card.  I cut it four times and overlapped them at the edges to create a pretty panel design.  I glued them into place against a bright blue card for a crisp contrast.  I stamped my sentiment on coconut white card and cut it out with the Fancy Tags two die (it is from an older set, but it is one of my favourite tag shapes).  I inked through the die with Weathered wood to create a frame for my sentiment, then mounted it in the centre of the card using foam pieces.  I finished the card with a double white pierced mat layer and some flatback pearls in the corners.  Nothing hard or tricky about this one (I hope you aren't disappointed!)  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

And since you have read to the bottom of the post, you are probably looking to see if your name was drawn for the card giveaway! LOL

The winner this week is:
Hot Potato!!!
Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.  All for now, Sue x









147 comments:

Pam said...

The card is striking in its simplicity, love the blue and white and those corner dies are gorgeous.

Cameeli said...

Wow sue another beautiful card I just love the colour and the lace effect is brilliant.
have a great day
Cameeli xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, it might be quick and
simple but it is beautiful I'm sure
anybody would be over the moon to
receive it.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

Just love your quick cards Sue x

Debs A said...

Morning Sue well i cant believe this card you have posted today as i made one very much like it yesterday. I will send you a picci in a minute. I love the colour that you have used. I love to use this corner die as it is so lacey. Looking forward to seeing what you have for us tomorrow. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Rosie said...

Another great card. Super quick, super colours - just super!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Disappointed with one of your cards? I don't think so! That is NOT goihg to happen Sue. Thank you for sharing all levels of cards. Beautiful card in my favourite colours! I must get this corner die, it is so pretty and also very handy. Have a great weekend. Take care.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You could never disappoint us, today's card is beautiful in the simplicity of it. That corner die is very intricate and doesn't need much to make a fabulous card. I love the colours you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi sue
One word for this card today stunning you never disappoint me with your cards I love them all thank you for sharing your talent with us crafters thanks Tracy w x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for another lovely quick card you could never dissapoint us. Have a good weekend take care Kitty

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card! Really shows of the delicacy of the die. I thought it really pretty when launched on C&C a while ago. Love your colour choice.
Best wishes
Anne O

TDQ Karen said...

What a simply beautiful card, the simple style simply makes it more striking. Great colour choice too xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this it's a must try! 3 CCards done. Another 10 cut and ready to be assembled. Then a couple of special ones to do - so getting there!
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Again another stunning card.
I have that corner Die, must go get it out.
A beautiful card created with the minimum of "components" but of course the Sue touch makes all the difference.
Have a wonderful weekend

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Happy Saturday Sue and all you lovely Wilsonettes. Congratulations Hot Potato you're one lucky spud, dont be peeling away at your gift when it arrives to see how it was done, look back at the tutorial !!! : )
It kinda makes me smile when I see or hear 'quick card' no card is quick (especially with my pointless little dinky cold numb fingers) I dont think - unless you are a crafter that people realise just how much time (and stress sometimes) goes into making a card do you ? Anyone can plonk a picture onto cheap cardstock that falls over if you just think about breathing near it, stick a peel off on as a sentiment and call it 'handmade'.HA twaddle !! When it comes down to it, THESE W.O.W's we are treated to every day ARE the true handmade cards. And you Wilsonettes out there must also put hour's and hour's into making Sue cards or making something similar, so NONE of your work is quick and easy - certainly NEVER boring !!!!
Now then, when it comes down to ole Mrs Lanc ere, I cant ever make a 'quick' card, they waffle and go on and on and on - yep just like me ! Sorry to those ladies whom I annoy immensly (now you know how poor Mr Lanc feels living with me) Im always told to get to the point, then Ive forgotten what the 'point was to start with ! Anyway Sue, this W.O.W - wonder of Wilson is lush, lurve everything about it. The simplicity of it screams class.
Going back and reading comments from days gone by should make everyone's heart sing, there are SO many ladies here that would be lost without you and your blog, friends here that support, and encourage, and its such a theraputic blog Sue, Myra said it all. So thank you.
Ive still not got round to tying myself up in red strong tape, or grappled with reems of ribbon but I do intend to try those tutorials when brain, eye's and hands all decide to play nicely together ! I know what you are all sighing and thinking - how on earth does that annoying woman ever find time to craft if she's always waffling on ? I dunno, but I do : )
Sending Saturday love and sticky hugs to you all. Enjoy your day.
Off to wake Julia up now (poor woman)

Lancashire Steph xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW what a stunning card, as Patricia said it's the Sue touch that makes the difference.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is beautiful. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Sonia Jones said...

Stunning card today. And Steph I totally agree with everything you say. Hugs to all Sonia x

Joan D said...

What a super true blue colour. Have just read Lancashire Stephs comments and laughed out loud. Great start to my day along with your blog. It's nice to have a go at a bit of a quick card, but it still looks stunning anyway. X x

Annie said...

Very pretty, fresh card - love it!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, it's so elegant. The dies are really gorgeous and very little else is needed to create a stunner like you've done. It'll work in any colour, so it's a "must do".
I suppose I'm getting there with my xmas cards, but even the small ones take a lot of time to do... As I take the "organic" approach and don't do sketches first, I don't really make best use of my GC and cut out several dies at once. I tend to cut each one singly.
Never mind, only 20+ more to do...

And then to dream up a special one for you, as a thank you for all the joy you are giving us each and every day.
Hugs, Rose

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Very striking card. White on blue contrast so well. X

Nanny Jo said...

Sometimes, Sue, simple and quick beats intricate! This is a lovely card, and so achievable to those of us who are not as talented as you! Jo x

Anonymous said...

VERRY PRETTY!! Thanks Sue. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great way to use a corner die.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Clarissa said...

Another lovely card. You cant beat blue and white.
Clarissa. X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This card may be simple but it is so pretty, you could never dissapoint. I love the blue it is very striking. Enjoy your weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, might be a quick card, but still stunning
Blue and white are so clean together, thank you again for so much inspiration, take care, Jess xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue .X. have a nice weekend...

Cassieajh said...

Once again another beautiful card & as I didn't win the card for my birthday last week Sue, I printed it out instead! Hugs Allison xx

Rachel Taylor said...

Very striking this one .i love it !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Simple and stunning, I love the colour contrast too.
Love Jan x x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great card love the colours. Have a great weekend Sally x

Maryann Laursen said...

It is just so beautiful here again Sue, and such an awesome card with sooo much elegance to it.
Congrats to Hot Potato for winning this time, sure you´ll enjoy your card hun.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift has hit the top of my list today.
At the moment this format is my very favourite for birthday cards. It is such a wonderful format to use - it's also so surprising how different it looks using different patterned background papers and also different objects in the middle space.
So needless to say I really love today's gift and only wish someone would send me one like it on my birthday.
Janet x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, this may have been a quick to make card but WOW.. it's effective!! It shows the quality of the die and has inspired me to 'dig' out my corner die, thank you! x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow, love the lace effect of the dies. Another lovely shade of blue, both you and Julia have Blue and white today. Sometimes the simple cards are the most effective. Bx

sonja_w said...

Beautifull colour combo, very cool and refreshing, love it. Thank you so much for my prize that arrived this week, wonderful sentiment stamps, can't wait to get started with them, just need to finish the never ending Christmas cards...xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours

Micky French said...

simple quick and effective just stunning xxxx

Carole Z said...

A stunning card Sue, love the blue through the die..gorgeous! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely and elegant card, love the blue and white colour combo and the corner die is gorgeous.
Congratulations to the lucky Winner.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, think this is your shortest description ever! But, this card certainly not short on beauty and elegance - it's just lovely and very achievable. Thank you.

'P' in Wales

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue never disappointed with one of your cards,this is no eexception. Beautiful and those corners divine. Congratulations to Hot potato x

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card. The colours are so fresh. Love the lacey look. Crafty hugs Ann x

karenlotty said...

It may be a quick card but the effects belie that It looks stunning & as Nanny Jo says can be done in such a varied colour ways Lanc Steph I love you & your waffle! Well done Hot Potato on your win

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card lovely colours I really like Beka's dies so pretty.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
I may not love every single creation Sue but disappointed, never!
This one may be quick but its elegant.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely beautiful the die cuts and the colours are just wonderful, so elegant and luxurious.
Margaret corgi owner

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is beautiful, yes quick and simple but still elegant
Hugs
Carol x

Anne Crawford said...

Simple but Striking Card!

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree with what's been said ,it may be a quick one but it is beautiful ,the corner's are lovely and of course it suit's me no big bow .
Marion H

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card today. Awesome.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This might be simple but it is certainly striking and elegant. Love the colours you've used but it could be done in any colourway. Will certainly be doing something similar today as I'm making up a box of cards for my aunt to give as a present - the only criteria is that they have to fit through the "slot" for posting so this should work well.

gwen70 said...

Simple but stunning card

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the blue and white it's very striking. Oh dear more dies for my wish list, it's so long now don't think I'll ever get everything on it.
Have a good weekend.
Lydia
X

Lacelady said...

Just goes to show what a stunning card you can make with just two dies!
Congrats to the winner too.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Simple, quick and beautiful. Great blue too.
Donna Jones

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Nothing wrong with a "quick card" as very often I have unexpected birthdays to make for. You have never disappointed with your beautiful creations. I must add that gorgeous tag to my wish list - it is lovely. Congrats to Hot Potato for winning the blog draw. Have a nice weekend. xx

hollyberry said...

Nothing wrong with a simple card,we all need something that is quick and easy to make at times.Love the blue.

Jean Z said...

The card is so pretty I like it very much love Jean Z xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
You say simple... but the design of the Die is so intricate, its amazing that someone designed it, and then it had to be cut!
It makes a beautiful card and the "simple" factor fades when you really look at it!
I love this Die and use it when I can Sue, who would think a corner could be so useful!
Well done Hot Potato on being chosen!
Hoorah the sun has just come out in Bristol.
Take care Sue!
LoveMarg

nannapat said...

Beautiful result for something so quick and simple, the corner dies are brilliant. Pat x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Just the best card in it's simplicity and one, which as you say is quick to do. Lovely. Hugs Pauline A x

Laura O said...

this is a very nice die and a really nice card ,simple but lovely.laura O

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Sometimes the simple ones are the best depending on what you use. I really like this card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
As you say a quick card, but it looks really stunning, love the shade of blue you have used makes the card really stand out.
Gail Cx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Absolutely nothing disappointing about this Sue,it's lovely. You're right sometimes we need to do a quick and simple card but the effect is still fab.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful, simple but elegant card today !! This card looks so delicate with those beautiful corner dies. I love the tag die you have used in the centre of the card. Your chosen colours as always are fab !! One thing I still struggle with even now is matching colours together to look good. I often tend to make cards with two or three colours of the same shade. I know this works and I feel comfortable with it. It is putting contrasting colours together when I feel less confident as I am going out of my "comfort zone." You have helped me a great deal with this issue Sue probably without even realising it !! Thank you for all you do.
Lancashire Steph, I love reading all "your waffle" don't ever stop writing !!
Congrats to the winner today.
Wishing you all lots of crafty happiness love Tres x x x

Pearl said...

Hiya Sue, lovely card today, simple but very effective and a good one to make to create an impact with little time involved - and don't we all have plenty of those eh?

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

fame01 said...

Sue
great card today really pretty .. hugs sarah xx

Kate's Cards said...

That colour really pops off the page Sue! xx

magpie said...

Stunning, delicate card Sue. By just using our corner dies there is beautiful card to be made. Love it and the pop of blue is a "wow!". Thank you for sharing x Have a wonderful day/weekend Sue! Congratulations Hot Potato on the Wednesday Giveaway! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Stunning, delicate card Sue. By just using our corner dies there is beautiful card to be made. Love it and the pop of blue is a "wow!". Thank you for sharing x Have a wonderful day/weekend Sue! Congratulations Hot Potato on the Wednesday Giveaway! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quick card Sue. Thanks.
ValC xx

Eemeli said...

Yay! Colors of flag of Finland :) Gorgeous creations and I totally dig those corner dies. Fab work.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful card, love it
Best wishes, Pat

Jackie Meechan said...

love this card, have done one similar myself though not as good as yours.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Nothing wrong with a 'quick' card we all need to do them every now and then and when they look this good no-one else would know. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. A stunning yet simple card, just love it. Hope you have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. A quick card it may be but the intricate dies make it look a lot more than that.

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Simple but lovely, thank you x

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, I made a similar card to this as an anniversary card and it was so simple yet looked so gorgeous all in silver. Definitely one to make again in various colour combinations
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Gail said...

Simple but elegant and yet another winner from you xx GailT xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Sometimes I think the simpler cards turn out the best, I love corner dies and this card is stunning.
Congratulations to the winner of the card
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

nattyboots said...

Another beautiful card ,love the lace effect
Elaine H X

SusanP, Kent said...

Blue and white has a fresh look and this blue is gorgeous. On my screen it looks cobalt or lapis - bright and rich. The die-cut stands out beautifully and the tag nestles in the centre just right!
Sue

lynda said...

Good morning Sue this may be a simple card you say but it it still gorgeous that corner die is so pretty, I have added it to my wish list also the tag is a lovely die.
I love the colours they go so well together your not only the crafting queen your also the colour combo queen I to have trouble sometimes getting the right colour mix.
Lancashire steph you do make me laugh i agree with Karenlotty don't stop your waffle we love it.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fab card, love that corner die used like this

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a great, simple card Sue, unfortunately it still hasn't kickstarted my mojo yet, but I will keep coming back and hope that it returns soon. Great work, I love looking at all the cards that you do. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Anonymous said...

Hi sue - what a simply gorgeous card and a great colour choice. I have recently bought Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossom Corner die which is similar so will be replicating your card - thank you so much. Have a lovely weekend.
YvonneMayxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the dies and the colours.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this, so delicate.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jean Johnston said...

Just what I need - a quick simple beautiful design to complete my Christmas cards, just needing a change of sentiment. Thank you Sue.

CraftyJo said...

Not disappointed at all :) It's lovely.

Jane said...

Very Pretty.

Jane xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Yes Sue, simple but elegant.
Sheila x

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the colour combo. Theresa x

Howdy said...

Disappointed???? No chance.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue, lovely card. I like doing quick cards especially if I'm caught in the hop for an order. I like at least a weeks notice so I can decide what i need to do but with all these bloomin choices and ideas u give us it's hard to do lol
Love Tracy from killie

Vie Carter said...

very pretty card Sue, love the blue

Vie
x

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Sam Smithard said...

Afternoon Sue,
Well I would just like to say, how do you think you could ever "Disaoppoint " us your the BEST that's why we follow you daily, you have some wonderful blog ladies whom share the same views as myself.
I'm fortunate to have this Awesome Spellbinder Die from Becca Feekan, it is just so pretty and even though it is a very intricate Die it releases quite easy.
I love the White Card and the Beautiful Blue Card you've used to accompany it, the Filigree is so pretty you don't need anything else on your card other than a Sentiment, I played around with them when they came out of Die and made some into Cone shapes added Pearls very Basic but if your "Sue" or another talented crafter you'd be able to do so much more, it takes me at least a week to create a decent card, I'm extremely critical of myself. Well done to "Hot Potato", and please "Lancashire Steph" don't stop writing I love to read your article, Sue your the "BEST" by far and will always be! Love from Sam x

hotpotato said...

Wohoooo doing a little happy dance....I've won your card giveaway for this week Sue, oh so chuffed can you tell....emailing my address yo you now.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
It's a stunning card for one that you claim to be so quick and easy. Love the lacy effect the corner dies create and the color just makes it look so regal! Thanks for sharing.

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Clare x

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, beautiful and lovely. The blue is so striking n love it. Congratulations to the winner. Have a good weekend.

Love June
xxx

cmu said...

Great combination of the two dies. Reckon it would look great in olive green too.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue this card singes to me,the blue card stock is stunning,
Ita

weefortune said...

Beautiful card ans so simple but result is stunning Elaine x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I look at your cards and try to work out how you have made them and I love it when you throw in easy ones, cos I know how you have made it, and it is such a buzz for me when I get it right, and maybe this time next year I'll be able to tell how you have made your most difficult ones.lol
X Ros

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Simple but oh so elegant Sue. Love the colours too.

Love Sheila xx

Pam said...

This is such a lovely card, I love the lacy look!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Great to have a beautiful quick and easy card!!!

Carol S. said...

Love the colours. Blue and white is popular again this year. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely colour to the beautiful, yet simple style today we all need to be able to do a quick style card sometimes and this one fits that category a treat, thanks Sue as always .
Hugs
Jean D

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm late again! Just seen toay's card and it's lovely. I think I could adapt it with one of my many snowflakes and it would make a simple Christmas card! I love the richness of that blue!
Many thanks, love, Myra

brenda said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card today, the corner die is so useful x

greendragon said...

Gorgeous.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

such a striking card today in blue and white. So simple to do as well. the lace look is very effective.

Chrisspi said...

Love it! And wouldn't that make a great Christmas card to if done in red and white. If only I had that die! Another for my Christmas list.

Shazza said...

gorgeous, love that bright blue x

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Such a bright, vibrant card. Just lovely.
Erica x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Sometimes the most simple things give the most pleasure.
Alison B x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue....how could we ever be disappointed with anything you do!!! This is gorgeous! Love Sam xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Less is more personified here! Thanks for sharing. Congrats to winner.

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue,
The blue and white makes a very simple yet stylish card. I have fallen in love with Becca's dies as they can do so many things. I love the intricacies of a filigree die as they look so fine and fragile, yet can be deceiving. Another cracker of a card, thank you Sue.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Love the ease of this card, sometimes simply is all that's needed, although this does not look simply. Love the wedgewood feel.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely.

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a lovely card :)

Jill Liddle said...

Yes a simple card, but so effective

Karen said...

A striking card. I love how you have used the corner dies
Luv
Karen xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
My quick cards never turn out this good your card is stunning sue
Congrats to the winner
Take care
Hazel G x

Helen Barker said...

Love the blue and white.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

TOB said...

Love those dies, simple but beautiful. hugs x

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful and elegant Sue xx Jan

sued99 said...

So pretty!

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, love the use of the dies.

Love & hugs


Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Paper Junkie said...

How could we ever be disappointed with one of your cards Sue - I love the fact that it is (or should be) quick to do and by changing the backing colour would look so different every time. Love it! X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card and I have the die to copy yaaaaaaaa. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxxxx

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
I love the intricate but simple design and the blue just makes the design pop!
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

Crafting Newbie said...

Super Card, Sue!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
I WONDER HOW MANY DIES I HAVE GOT THAT I CAN CUT INTO CORNERS TO DO THIS.? GOING TO BE FUN TRYING IT.
WE ALWAYS NEED NEED QUICK CARDS, MY MEMORY ISN'T AS GOOD AS USED TO BE, AND MISS SOMEBODY'S BIRTHDAY, HOUSE MOVE OR ANNIVERSARY AND THIS CARD WOULD DO FOR ANY OF THEM. BRLL JOB X
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Sue
Fabulous card. Really like the Fancy Tags 2. Wonder if they are still available to buy?
Regards
Caroline MacH

Sandy H said...

Really pretty. Quick and simple but still a really effective look.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lost in doing my daughters wedding invitations, I'm getting there just a few more things to do and they will be ready to go.

Your card is beautiful, what a simple but elegant card . Striking colour combo.

Very tired kind regards. :-)

Tina X