Monday, 31 March 2014

With Kindness

Hi crafters!  I thought I would show you another card made using my new die line.  This one features the centre die from the San Francisco set in the California Collection.  It is truly an easy card to put together as the dies do all the work.  Out of coconut white card, I cut six die cuts from the San Francisco.  Three of them I left completely whole and the rest of them were cut up either in half or in quarters.  I selected a piece of dusty rose card from my stash and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off to reveal the sticky layer and began working from the corner filling in with my die cuts.  I tried to leave about the same amount of space between the die cuts as I laid them on to the sticky sheet.  I used the waxy backing paper and laid it on top once they were all in place to help burnish them down well.  Once that was done, I filled in the sticky areas with Iced Snow and burnished it well before removing the excess.  I matted it with white then a dusty rose layer.  I used the rose felt from our Vintage Felt pack and cut an inch wide strip about nine inches long.  I folded it in half and glued the edges with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.  I nipped into the strip with my scissors at intervals that were about every quarter inch all the way along the strip.  I used more glue along the bottom and then rolled it to make my flower.  I seated the flower on a white seam binding bow and added in pieces of white foliage cut from my Faux Quilled leaves.  I finished it with some pearl strings, twine  and a stick pin.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it into a small tag and tucked the end under my flower.  A double white pierced mat layer finished it off in my usual style.  I love the way you can just use a decorative die cut and get such a pretty background from it.  The card hardly needs anything else, don't you agree?  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x













173 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue, perfect cards for me today. I really like the Californian collection.
Hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday.

Cameeli xx

Pam said...

So beautiful, live these dies

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,

WOW Absolutely stunning, i love the femininity of this card and the colour, hugs, Vick xx
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kitty davies said...

Morning Sue. Thank you this is a very pretty card, such a lovely die set. Did'nt Sam have her hands full with Dean LOL. Take care all Kitty.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love your dies, so versatile. Hugs for Pam and all that are sad. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, clever use of the die cuts - perfectly placed! Gorgeous flower/leaf/bow combo, altogether so pretty.

'P' in Wales

Crisco said...

Love the symmetry and serenity of this card.

Rosie said...

I definitely agree! So effective and seemingly so simple.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue Woe what a stunning card I adore it as i think this colletion of die are so versatile. They are on my wish list. Its my birthday soon so ive bren dropping hints Lol. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. This die is gorgeous and so is the felt rose. Love the dusky pink colour and the sparkles! Thanks for sharing.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, lovely card, the dies do look fabulous, and what a great idea for the flower. Bx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love theses new dies must get this one thanks Tracy w x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card using your fantastic Dies.
I love how you have used them on this creation
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, gorgeous die-cuts and the iced snow in between, and the felt flower is so beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I love when you show how to use your dies in different ways and the Californian collection is my favourite.
Sue xxx

Blue Rose said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful. What a great technique. I really love your roses.

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers, lovey card this morning. One that could be done when you need that quick card.
Have a great day.
Sally x

Eemeli said...

Not my kind of color scheme but I love the layout - the die-cuts are
assembled nicely and that little bit of shimmer is wonderful effect.
Very feminine and elegant.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. I love the technique you have shown us today~ I'll definitely give it a try. The rose is stunning!
Hugs,
Maggie x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. A beautiful card. Loving the dies and the quillted foliage. Your ideas are amazing and us crafters are so pleased you share them with us. Have a great week sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous way to use your die it so pretty. I love the flower , leaves and the vintage pack of felt.
Hugs x
Heather T

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today I love the dies .. hugs sarah xxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
What a brilliant way to use your dies, like the card very much.
Gail Cx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this die but wouldn't have thought to use it this way, it looks fantastic! Love Jean xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous what a wonderful way to use a die. I hope you have a great week. Love Jackie

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card again today. I really must get some felt and have a go at making the roses. X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card
and lovely colours. Not managed to watch
Sam's shows yet looking forward to
them.
Nancyd xx

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue , a different way to think of dies and it works. X

Nicola Belshaw said...

Simple but so beautiful. Absolutely love this card x

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, absolutely beautiful card today and like you say quite simple in some ways. The felt flower is beautiful too - I must have a play with that technique.
Liked your cards on Sam's shows yesterday too - and like Sam and Dean said - yours did not need any introduction did they...hehehe.
ElizabethS x

Rachel Taylor said...

A lovely simpler card ,i really like it .loved sams shows yesterday.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card, stunning die and rose.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the use of the die as the background so I can see this die set going on my Christmas list.
Hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a very beautiful card. I love the wayyou have used this die. The background is amazing and the felt flower is so cute.

Love Rosemarie xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card today and you're correct, the dies do all of the work - they are fabulous. I had a little chuckle to myself when Sam was on with Dawn Bibby yesterday who was asking about your faux quilled leaves and where could she get the die! Steph - took your advice yesterday and went to the urgent care centre as my knee was hurting more. After an x ray there is a possibility that there might be a slight break in the bone where they've attached the prosthesis! Have to go to the fracture clinic today to see about it! Love and hugs to everyone who needs one. Alison xxx

Victoria said...

Quite agree Sue - this card doesn't need anything else. Why cover such a pretty background?!! This is a really good idea and appears quite quick to make.

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, this is so pretty! I have held off buying any dies until I get to Ally Pally as I haven't been able to make up my mind..would like them all, but I figured that when I get there and see them I will be able to decided on what to start with..wish me luck :) Carole Z X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
Stunnero, that's what this is. I really love that technique with the iced snow and don't have to say anything about your dies as you know how I feel about them. (Yes, wonderful every one of them).
Colours in that are beautiful, I might come up with a version slightly different - we'll see.
Felt rose is to die for.
Hugs, Rose

Joan D said...

Lovely card,and must try this one as I use this die a lot.one of my favourites. Have a good day everyone x x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a very foggy day here in Sheffieldl. It looks more like a November morning than the end of March.
Today's gift so simple but oh so elegant it shouts 'here I am' in the nicest possible way.
I love today's colour scheme and I have to admit to never thinking of using dies as a background and a focal element together.
Will definitely will be giving today's gift a try out.
See you tomorow.
Have to do a bday card in double quick time today (someone said last night -not mentioning any names - that he needed a card today!!!) and yes you've guessed it's for one of his male colleagues.
Janet x

karenlotty said...

I hope you get on ok at fracture clinic & whatever they say it's easily treatable The card is stunning What a lovely idea I just know that I'll get in a tangle trying to keep the die cuts straight and similar distances apart! Will definitely give it a go with say one die cut & beads or glitter or flakes

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very elegant and clean crisp design. There are others of your dies this might work with too so going to have a look at those I purchased and see if I can adapt your design. Thank you.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I had to get up at stupid o'clock to take hubby to the station and have a busy day ahead of me as I plan to paint the bedroom while he is away. Thought I had better check in before I get carried away with the paint brush:-)
Love today's card and although I don't have this die I think I will try something with a similar shaped one. Love the felt rose and with the bow and leaves it is just beautiful.
Norah's hills were shrouded in mist at (gulp )6am, but it is looking promising for a nice day so I hope everyone has a sunny start to their week.
Frances

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today, love the colours and the way you have used the die, another one to add to my wish list.
Hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, love the simplicity of this card. It's gorgeous. Kind regards Joanne K x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, great use of die cuts may have to give this technique a go.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a very clever use of your dies. It is so pretty and delicate. Will definitely be trying out this technique. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I think I like Pam's new word Stunnero! that sums up this card beautifully...thanks Pam!
Take care
Love Marg

Sue Dunn said...

It's beautiful sue. Xx

Alison Couchman said...

I really like this way of using die cuts. I don't have this set so will see if I have anything else that works. I really must try the rose technique - I've seen someone do it with fabric to make a brooch too.
Alison

Anonymous said...

dear Sue What a lovely card! I have to say I love all the dies that you designed and so pleased that you allowed shops to sell them before C&C. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card yet again - love that flower and those leaves will be a fave I am sure of that - so useful and delicate. Cloudy here today so maybe some crafting later on.
Rgs
Clare W

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty card. Have got one of your Californian dies but not this one - yet!!

Hope all mothers and none mothers had a lovely day yesterday.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jayne Mather said...

Hi Sue, beautiful cards as ever. These dies are new to me I will have to investigate!!Regards Jayne

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, morning wonderful Wilsonettes, hope you all slept well and feeling ok . Alison, hope all goes ok at fracture clinic so glad you went to seek advise, will wait to read the outcome. Hope all Mom's had a lovely day yesterday, it made my day to see our daughter and future hubby's face light up when they saw their invites, I can now breath again ! Next major headache - MOTB outfit !!
When I first clicked onto your card Sue it loiked like a stamp on kraft card, how amazing are the close up pictures, and I then watched it come to life, the dies are so perfect in every way, Im so looking forward to building up my collection,no matter how long it takes I'll get there !
Thanks to Tina and you lovely ladies that offered suggestions re my farmers cow and sheep wedding card I was so grateful you spared your time to offer help. I really want to make an elegant card which is why im finding it hard, maybe the decorative floral corners with a silhouette of a cow under one side (or udder one side) had to do that sorry : ) and a sheep under the other corner ? I just want them to be subtle and not in your face so to speak ! Oooo I dont know ! Sue ???
Well I must get sorted for the day and whatever it decides to throw at me.
Sending friendly gentle hugs to those of you that need them today.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Not to sure about the colour on this one - think it may just be the way it's showing on my screen. Love the dies and I used your iced snow technique on my Mum's Mother's Day card - it looked fab over a stamped image in real life so thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

TOB said...

Morning everyone beautiful card, never thought of using die cut pieces in this way, just lovely.
Hugs Theresa x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, such an effective use of he dies to make a really pretty card

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty but simple card that shows your new dies off so well.

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card Sue ,i like the dies very much
Elaine H X

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - this card is just stunning and I love the idea you have givens. The flower is beautiful and I will have a go ad the felt flowers I did with the bitty blossom set did not look like flowers.

Thank you Sue - hope everyone has good day and good luck Alison at the fracture clinic.

I'm off to see my 90 year old Mum today who is amazing - she walks everywhere and looks so much younger than her years - not that anyone is meant to know her age if asked she always says over 21 !!!

Helen xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow just love it, it is absolutely stunning, love the technique
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great technique! Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and all my fellow Wilsonettes,
What a great way to show really just using the one die, as for any of us that not as fortunate to have lots of your wonderful dies Sue, this shows just what can be achieved still making a beautiful card. I know technically you have the flower die but that could easily be a bought embellishment. Your inspiration knows no bounds Sue as yesterdays little chaps showed, soooo cute. Looking out on a lovely day cold, but lovely with what looks like one of my hills smoking, hee hee hee. Glad they decided to return on their own accord as the thought of contacting mountain rescue and to hear them laughing at me again, i did not want. What's the point in having mountain rescue if they can't rescue little hills? They can rescue big mountains, so little hills should be a breeze for them i would have thought. This is going to be a sleepy day for me as this bones, muscles and knackeredness is all taking it's toll. Tres, flower i can really sympathize with you being a fellow sufferer, just got to take the bad days with the good, but it would be nice if the good lasted longer than the bad instead of the other way around, take it easy flower.
Alison, sorry this is me just finding out about your poor knee, i am so sorry you have done yet more damage to yourself, please stop the gymnastics the now until the fracture heals which will probably take a wee while just because it is small, it'll decide to be thrawn about it and take it's own sweet time about it. I was just thinking to my self there about leaving the acrobatics and breaks to us professional knackered bone breakers and then it occurred to me that maybe if i was one of them i wouldn't do as much damage to myself. MMMMMH need to take up new hobby on self preservation me thinks. Take care everyone with hugs and prayers to all my dear friends who need them. Hopefully i will see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Just another stunning way to use your dies. I really must buy some of the iced snow. I have the diamond sprinkles which I love. Good luck Alison at the fracture clinic and I'm glad that you took Steph's advice. Hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday.

gwen70 said...

Really beautiful Sue, I do love these dies

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and love the rose.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Truly scrumptious thinking outside the box with your super dies gives crafters lots of ideas love the combo of colours
whopperjaw

Aspiring crafter said...

A lovely card Sue-really shows off this beautiful die xxx
Ruth

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Beautiful so elegant lovely die cuts and pretty felt flower.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW another amazing card here today Sue. It is so beautiful work as always. You are truly amazing to make cards.
Have a great day everyone.

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ..happy crafting ..love the flower...

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER DIE ON MY LIST TO BUY HEHE NEED SHOULD I SAY, LOVE THIS COLOR
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A pretty feminine card thank you for giving us another way of using the dies never thought of using them to create a background . Love the colour and the felt rose .

Hugs
Jean D xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a very pretty card love it. Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely Stunning - I love it to bits. A really beautiful card. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Lace said...

Oooh, Sue, ingenious use of dies! I've seen you make that flower before, but had forgotten it, so thanks too, for the reminder. Love the card!

Lacelady said...

Sorry, that last one came from me.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love this idea n great card. Sorry not been on but had problems with log ins. Been back to the ones I have missed n love them all. Have a good day.

Love June
xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card, simple but effective.

Loved Sam's show's yesterday, all the sample's where great, oh dear that shopping list is getting longerrrrrrrr.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

June Horrocks said...

The card is stunning sue love the colour you chose I must have the dies hope you are well thank you for sharing love June xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love his card, what a clever way to use the die will definitely be trying this one
Best wishes, Pat

Annie said...

Stunning card, Sue, love that the dies and iced snow are the main feature and not the background although that would be stunning as well! Gorgeous flower too. Loved Sam's shows yesterday, she managed Dean very well!! It was a great show and your cards were absolutely divine!
Happy week everyone
Hugs Annie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I don't think I'm getting the true colour on my screen it looks cream and rust, but it's still stunning. Great way you have used your die, so clever. This is a must try.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card today and the colour is so different for a change.

Love Sheila xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful but simple card for today, just shows what can be done with a bit of imagination, which you have lots of Sue. Thank you for sharing with us. Norah have a nice rest today, it is definitely a duvet day as they say, I am just over the water from you and it is quite cold and driech here up the braes! Take care of your knee Alison you don't want to do any more damage. Hugs to everyone who needs them, take care, Jess

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, another die to add to my wish list.Take care. Susix

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card.
Hope you get on ok at the fracture clinic Alison. Hugs to all xx

weefortune said...

GM Sue

Another Stunning card, can't wait to see more cards using your dies, have a great day. Elaine x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunning and no mistake the colours are so subtle but so beautiful.
Well did everyone meet up at Ally Pally and have a good time?
I do hope everyone enjoyed their day yesterday.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card today. It perfectly showcases how pretty the die is, showing it in all it's intricate glory! I love it, it needs nothing else.
My wish list is getting so long, I am going to have to start rolling it like loo paper! Lol
Counting down the days to Ally Pally, but I think we have a tv appearance this coming week to look forward to.
Sam's shows yesterday were brilliant, I love her enthusiasm.
Huge hugs
Sandra xxxxx

Anonymous said...

SUEper, Dooper, you fabulous trooper. Love this card. Mabex

terrie said...

Very pretty card...
I like the felt flower.
Well done Sue

Nikkinoo said...

Morning Sue, love this card, just beautiful.
Nina

Anonymous said...

Hello ,Sue,
Such a great idea to use the die in this way. I love everything about this card, die,colour, sparkly background and beautiful flower.
I am off to try something similar this afternoon.
Best Wishes
Lesley S
West Sussex

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the leaves xx hazel

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! What a beautiful card today. I had never thought of using your dies to create a background !! They look beautiful, and this is one of the die sets I actually have. Yah !! I will have to have a go at making this one. I love, love, love your felt rose to. Soooo beautiful again !! I am starting to fall in love with your quilled leaves dies to. I will be waiting for Alley Palley now for buying dies. A day at Alley Palley will knock me out completely for at least three days but it is still worth the sacrifice !!

Norah and Linda Brock thanks for your kind comments. You are right Norah, I wish my life consisted of more good days than bad but unfortunately for me that is not the case. I hope you are ok. Wishing you both lots of love. X x x
Lots of love to you Sue and everyone love Tres x x x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Such a beautiful card to start our day - I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
What a lovely card! I have this set of Californian dies but would never have thought of using them as you have! They cut so cleanly as well! I will certainly give this a go. I have several of them cut out in soft gold so may have a practise on a small area first!
Alison hope you get on ok at the fracture clinic! You must be in pain.
Janet, that's what husbands are for - asking for cards the night before!
Steph - your sheep ! That's not a baa ad idea! Sorry x
Norah and Tres , take care and rest today.
Helen have a lovely day with your Mum, these times are precious.
Love to all, still thinking about you Pam x
Love Myra

Ayelet Barkay said...

Amazing card! Love how you made the background and the felt flower is gorgeous!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Wow what a gorgeous card, your talents and gifts have excelled themselves today - who would've thought that one die could create such a beautiful effect. Love the vintage felt I must get some of this - Ally Pally shopping list is growing!!!!
Hope everyone had a good day yesterday, love Brenda xxx

ALISON Hope all goes well at the fracture clinic do be careful with that knee.
HELEN K enjoy your day with your very young mum
NORAH take it easy and rest, because that's what your body is telling you to do and hopefully tomorrow you will be free from aches and pains
STEPH so pleased after all your hard work the wedding invites went down well, and what joy for your daughter and her new hubby to be to have something so special made by mum
LOVE and PRAYERS to everyone who needs them

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Mmmm, what a gorgeous, rich and opulent card.

Erica x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Mmmm, what a gorgeous, rich and opulent card.

Erica x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Mmmm, what a gorgeous, rich and opulent card.

Erica x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Mmmm, what a gorgeous, rich and opulent card.

Erica x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Mmmm, what a gorgeous, rich and opulent card.

Erica x

Janhass said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, I particularly like the felt flowers can't wait to give them a go. Just received volume 3 of the creative expressions project book, love love love all the designs. Have a great day.
Hugs Janet xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fabulous card today love the new die range so versatile.
Not long till Ally Pally - can't wait.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Theresa Pace said...

very elegant card. that rose is just lush xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, wow wow lovely, beautiful, clean, fabulous, stunning card, what else can we all say,

Your song, lol,
Sue, your simply the best, better than all the rest, better then anyone
Anyone I've ever met...... Lol

Crafty hugs Julie xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very creative of you to use the small die cuts to make a beautiful background. You have made your dies so versatile.

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning from Blackpool. I love love love the rose, so effective. This really does let the dies do the work. I haven't got these dies yet so can't try it but I think I'd try it black with the iced snow. Where would we be without iced snow!! I love the bling.
Have a lovely week. Lots of love, Jo xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue what a stunningly beautiful card today. You make it seem so simple to think outside the box.

Love love love this card and these dies, must get.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is sooo beautiful and feminine, love the colours and your use of the dies helping us to think of alternative ways to use our dies. The rose is scrummy, thank you for the instructions, will be giving this a try.
Alison hope all goes well at the fracture clinic, take it easy on that knee. Norah and Tres take it easy, hope your pain eases.
Helen enjoy your day with your youthful Mum, these times are precious.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jill Liddle said...

I love everything about this card. Not too fussy and as you say, it doesn't need anything else.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! Love the techniques used and such a clever idea to use a die for the background , I suppose you could substitute another die ? Hope all goes well at the fracture clinic Alison , and hugs all round xo

Jackie Durrant said...

What a super idea Sue, something I will have to try, love from Jackie D

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
I had never thought of repeating a die to make a background. What a wonderful idea. The card is simple and beautiful. I do find I am constantly using the faux leaves as the finishing touch to a lot of my work. Happy Monday to all.
Vanessa x

samantha wade said...

Beautiful card, great technique, will try this as I love iced snow, thanks, xx

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card and die set Sue x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love how you've used the die cuts, the sticky adhesive sheet and the ice snow to do the background.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Vie Carter said...

What a stunning card today Sue, love the die and the skeleton leaves but the felt flower is simply beautiful

Wonderful

Vie
x

Meg said...

Love today's card Sue.

Margaret O
xxx

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card as usual. The iced snow effect is great

Maureen Bleay said...

Lovely card sue and fit for any occasion. The felt rose looks great hugs Maureen

Hilary said...

Hi Sue. Very clever use of your San Francisco dies. All the California collection is beautiful.
Wishing everyone a good day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,Yet another great card.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Love Carol x

SusanP, Kent said...

Brilliant way to use such a pretty die. I guess the trickiest bit was spacing out the die cuts. 'The Dusty Rose' is looking more 'Blush' on my screen, but I know it's a lovely colour, just right for that gorgeous felt rose.
Sue

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Alimecca, sorry about your knee hope all goes well at the hospital.
Cameeli xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful design Sue and such clever use of the dies. Lovely colour scheme and your flower is just beautiful. Pat x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue WOW what a Truly Beautiful Card I'm thrilled to say I have this Die and it's Stunning and I so Love it when you show us Fabulous techniques on different ways how to utilise stamps and Dies, I so Love The Awesome Rose and one of your Exquisite Pins you are so talented! I'm counting down the days to the show at Ally Pally I'm really looking forward to it, I love to have a good look round at all the Fantastic Demo's and seeing yourself of course.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
To all The Wonderful Wilsonettes I hope your all well,
Hugs to you all Sam

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card today, and for once sue I wouldn't have to put anything on my NEED list as have this die, as you say very simple yet so effective. Hope all went well at the fracture clinic Alison, Norah and Tres both take it easy, well done Steph on getting the thumbs up for your invites, as for sheep and cow, how about a subtle backing paper stamped with both animals, nothing too in your face maybe just in watermark style! Pam you take some healing time, and love to everyone else especially our own Sue xxxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous. The die is so pretty and makes a lovely statement. I love the colours you have used and the rose, pins and leaves set it all off. Really lovely.
Love Jan x x

Paper Junkie said...

Love this card Sue. Like Lancashire Steph, thought it was kraft card too. That would be my choice rather than the pink (not a pink person!) but I love the dies and your use of them - so elegant. X

sonia said...

Hi. Lovely card and a great way to use the dies. Love the sparkle in between aswell xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. You are clever. Just that centre bit of a die set and the card takes on a very sophisticated look. Wonderful. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Pearl said...

Fantastic card today Sue, I don't ahve the die set yet that you used but I have it on my wishlist so unless you bring out another set soon it should be added to my stash of dies soon.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Marianna Hammer said...

An absolutely beautiful card. No, it doesn't need anything more on it. A great background.

Anonymous said...

Looks great, Sue and the felt flower a fab embellishment.
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Sonia Jones said...

I really like this card. It stunning!Hugs Sonia x

Helen Barker said...

Great technique.gorgeous card.
Helen Bx

Annie Pennington said...

Love this card. I will have to put this die on my wish list. xx Annie

alimecca said...

Hi everyone,
Just an update. Thanks to everyone for the kind messages. Good news, there is not a break or crack in the bone which is really good news and apparently the artificial knee joint has handled the fall better than the rest of my leg! It will take about 3 -4 weeks for my leg/ knee to recover properly , so no golf for me at the moment. Oh well, I'll just have to craft instead! Love to everyone, Alison xxx

doreenj said...


Another lovely card, must try to make some felt flowers!!


Doreen x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous card Sue great way to use the dies......can imagine I would get very sticky with this one lol, will try it though as the design is so useful for lots of occasions. Love the felt flowers must make some!

MaggieH

magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes!! Such a gorgeous card Sue made with this beautiful die and just the simplicity of using it over and over again. Thank you xx Love the colour too....and the felt flower....and the pin.... xx Just to say love, hugs and prayers to Norah and Tres in your illnesses xxxx.....also to Sue and yours, Pam, Tina, Moyra (thank you for yours too x)....Helen, hope you had a wonderful day with your mum and she's a wise lady in what she tells people.They have so many stories to tell and I just loved my mobile care worker job....Alimecca, so glad you went to urgent care, you rest a bit.....Nice to see you Kitty x Steph, fantastic that your daughter and future hubby loved the invites. Good luck with your MOTB outfit, I don't know many places only Edinburough Woollen Mill, Bon Marche, Isme, Very etc; I don't travel much! Lol! Sending love, hugs and prayers our Wilsonettes who need them to make the day a little bit easier xx Love Karen xx

Jeanie said...

Absolutely Gorgeous love this card Sue.
ordered some more dies can not wait for them to come.
The cards you make each day have helped so much as you can see how lovely the dies are thankyou Sue

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue but I would have the dies stuck in all the wrong places, especially with the sticky sheets being so sticky.
Loved Sams shows yesterday and your cards were a big hit, the stamps are so cute and I need them all.

Janice K said...

I love this idea of using multiple die cuts to create the design. The quilled leaf die is going to HAVE to go on to my wishlist! A beautiful card. x

iReneM said...

Oh no!! Another die set for Saturday's list, LOL
This is superbly elegant.
Your beautiful embellishments are very classy.
x

Jane said...

Very feminine and girly liking today's card

Jane xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card.

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & lovely Wilsonettes
Sue what a stunning card today I have just ordered this one yaay so will defently have a go when it arrives.
Thank you for the inspiration Sue as I probably would never have thought of using this die like this.
Love & hugs to you Sue Lynda Brock xx

Alison so pleased you haven't damaged your knee as much as you thought you take care & rest it. Hugs xx
Steph I am so pleased your daughter & future hubby loved there invitations she has a clever crafty mum,&
I'm sure you will find the perfect MOTB outfit take care hope you have some good pain free days sending you love & hugs xx
Norah hope you also get some pain free time take care love & hugs xx
Thinking of Pam Tres Tina & any one who need some love & hugs xx
I am also joining in the pain club having arthritis in my spine & then falling over twice flat onto my back ( luckily it was indoors ) hasn't helped I now have double pain. All take care love Lynda xxx

Jan Sharp said...

Yes, I agree. A beautiful card that needs nothing else.
Thank you, Jan

Sioux P said...

Yet another fab card and love the flower you are so clever. Really must get some of that iced snow. Thanks as always for the brain food.

Susan White said...

Such a lovely card - those leaves are just fab too! Thanks, Susan x

Nuttynanny said...

HiSue
Beautiful card as usual, the iced snow is one I keep reaching for, it transforms any card, but now everyone wants to use it, I think I'll have to hide it.

Take care
Love Eileen L.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, yet again. Love the detail. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Janice Wallace said...

Oh, I love this card, must try to do it but I feel that I will end up with everything stuck in the wrong places, and not lovely and even like this. Can but try though.
Janice W

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Yet again you have produced a stunner
It is right up my street How do you think of these creations I do hope you and your family are well
You take care my friend
Theresa X

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Yet again you have produced a stunner
It is right up my street How do you think of these creations I do hope you and your family are well
You take care my friend
Theresa X

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
so beautiful. I am so happy
that I have got this die set
and I love the way you have made
the lovely rose, I might try
doing it first without the sticky
sheet lol.
hope everyone has been ok today.
from Christine C and Ella

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
I love everything about this card. Hope everything went well at the fracture clinic for Alison. Love and hugs to everyone

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is gorgeous and you are right you don't need anything else.

Love & Hugs

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

Laura O said...

fantastic card love these dies,and the colours are beautiful too ,stunning rose too .Laura O

sued99 said...

So lovely. I really love this card.

CraftyJo said...

Really beautiful :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous inspiration of how to use those gorgeous dies

Alice G said...

Very clever use of the die, makes a beautiful design. Gorgeous flower too.

Alice xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card today, my son gave me a voucher to buy a Sue Wilson die yesterday, and I am going to hold on to it until I see some more demo's of your beautiful cards using your dies.

Helen how lucky are you to still have your mum , and she sounds like a lovely characterful lady, I only hope I can say I'm over 21 when I am 90.

Alison, I joked about your tall dark stranger coming to your rescue, but had no idea it would turn out so badly for you. I hope they can sort this out for you with no more surgery, please keep us all informed about your day at the fracture clinic.

Time for bed:- Say goodnight dick.
"Night dick." ( not offensive, from Rowan and Martin's Laughing series ). Good night blog friends.ZZZZzzzzzz

Kind regards:-)

Tina XX

Sandy H said...

Oh so sparkly. I'm seeing a rust colour - it's lovely. I wouldn't have though of using the die cuts like this. Must try the felt flower again - made a right mess of it last time.
Smiling at the reminder of R & M's Laugh-in. 60's/70's ???

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
gorgeous card lovely colour and sparkle.
crafty hugs Helen xxx

janet said...

What a clever way to use the die. Love the finished look.
Janet (in Kent)