Monday, 12 May 2014

Thanks So Much

Hi crafters!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  The weather has been rather dull here for the past few days so I have gotten quite a bit of crafting done at least!  Today's card has actually undergone a small change since it was originally shown on Create & Craft.  Originally, I cut my Filigree bow out of felt and I was very surprised that I was actually able to do it as I have tried to do other detailed dies and they just fall apart before you can even get them out of the die.  The bow, however, did die cut and assemble fine, but it was handled so much at the Ally Pally show that it ended up tearing so I replaced it with this Lattice bow for my pictures here.  I started with the insert piece from the Galicia die from the Spanish collection and cut it out of Chestnut card.  I added in the cutting edge around it and embossed the entire piece to add the extra detail.  I matted it with a piece of white card behind it to show off the detail.  To the bottom of this, I added a strip of aqua card which I scored every quarter of an inch.  I cut two Italian borders, one out of chestnut brown and one out of aqua card and glued them off set along the aqua strip.  I stamped the Justrite Baking Label in Coffee Archival on aqua card, added my sentiment and cut it out with the matching Vintage tag die.  I inked it lightly with Aqua Adirondack ink before removing it from the die.  I added it to the centre of my die cut insert piece using foam mounting tape.  I made a double bow using the Lattice bow die out of aqua cardstock and added it to the centre of the offset borders with some white tulle.  I did a bit of thin matting with aqua and chestnut brown and sandwiched them between a pierced coconut white mat and a final white mat.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.   I have included a few pictures of the orignal felt bow at the bottom for you.   All for now, Sue x










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Pam said...

Beautiful card today, love the colours and bow. Hope everyone is well or improving if poorly. Steph, you are such a brave lady, keep it going. Good luck Cameeli with Ofsted, you can do it. Hugs to everyone.

Lacelady said...

I like the felt bow Sue, and I'll have to try it, as that was the bow set I bought. Love the offset borders too.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Mm! Mm! Mm!!!! I am loving this. Great colours, must have some of that card. FANTASTIC bow, will gave a go at cutting them in felt, it is really effective.
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Marion Bull said...

Morning Sue and everyone, beautiful card nd love the colours. prefer the bow cut out of card myself, not being a lover of felt, but both are great!
Marion B xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card - that bow is gorgeous. Hadn't even considered once making it from felt but thank you for showing us.
As I'm not a brown person but love the design, will try it in different colour combos.
We're having "crafty" weather in Chester, too. Yippeee (albeit the rain could really stop now)
Have a really good week.
Hugs, Rose

Vick said...

Ooh Sue, this card has made me crave for chocolate lime sweets!! lol..... it just reminds me of that for some reason, love the card too!! hahaha, have a great Monday,
Hugs, Vick xx
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Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card - I love the colours and the dies you have used
Have a great day
Pat x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you lovely colours on this card. we are forcast more rain today, as you said good crafting day
Take care all and have a good day good luck Cameeli, my grandson starts his gcse's this week.Kitty

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a gorgeous card, love the colour combo, the chestnut is very rich and is perfect with the aqua, the layout is brilliant. Bx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the felt bow the colour combo great to thanks Tracy w x

jane stillman said...

The chestnut and aqua are gorgeous together, fabulous card x

Anonymous said...

Love the look but different colours for me I think. Wow what a lot of layers I should do more I do about two layers at the most. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is just right, I love the bow dies, they were the first of your dies that I bought.
I have cut them in felt and as you say you have to handle them very carefully.
Update on my brother he was a bit brighter yesterday, and my mum and sister went to visit him . He had said no visitors, just his wife and daughter, until then.
I'm so hoping to get down to see him as soon as possible, please keep saying your prayers for him!
Gail Cx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue love todays card I will have to get me dies out and have a go keep the lovely cards coming. best wishes Helen

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I had a great weekend thank you, had my oldest son and family up to see me which was lovely. Beautiful card, love those two colours together and love both the bows! Will have to try cutting one with felt. Love Jean xxx

TOB said...

beautiful card, gorgeous colour combo. Love that felt bow. Does anyone know if you can stamp on felt, would love to know if anyone has tried. Thanks. Prayers and hugs to all that need them. Theresa x

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
I love the aqua bow, but sorry not keen on the chestnut, perhaps different colours for me. The composition of the card is brilliant!
Sheila x

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, normally like chestnut and aqua together but not sure about it on a card? However I love the ribbon and bow die cut in the felt ,it gives a touch of luxury!
I have friends staying for a few days so it's a just a quick comment.
Hugs to all xo

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Hmm mint choc chip icecream springs to mind, yummy card , love that bow die.gonna.have to invest in that one, well done again for lovely elegant card
Hugs all and thanks to some who popped to my blog to say hello much appriciated x
Lorraine

Clai01 said...

The felt bow looks gorgeous and the colours look fantastic together. Had torrential rain on and off here Sue and it's rather cool again like early Autumn not Spring. x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the lattice bow .great card !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very yummy card today! Love chestnut and lime green together. Gorgeous dies. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs to all.

Jan.moogie said...

Love that lime green bow not so sure of the chestnut colour. The card design is as always superb. Have a great day Sue. xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
The colours on this card are lovely and the design would be great for a man, minus the bow and tulle.
Thank you for Pam, Brenda Lello and Yorkielass (June) for their kind wishes for Zoe's 1st Comm. We all had a great family day. I hope you are enjoying your family days, Sue. xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW we've got sun shine this morning. Sue I love this one and the
bow is fantastic. I will
have to get this card as
its so pretty. Sorry to hear the weathers not too good over there. Take care xx

Debs A x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Any thing chocolate gets my vote.

PharmacyMichele said...

Love the card & colour combo. One to try to recreate.

Michele.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the chestnut and aqua together it's a nice combination. The bow looks nice in card and felt, I have cut the bow out of felt and was amazed how easy it was to cut. You have to be very careful when handling though. I find all the insert dies from your Spanish sets so versatile and I they mix with any makes of dies you already have in your craft stash.
Gail hope your brother's health continues to improve
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - there's somthing about the top panel that reminds me of leather. I like the colour combo - fab for a man. Sorry to hear your weather is like ours - they say from wed onwards it will be dry, sunny here and about 20C here next weekend!!!! we shall see.....!
Rgs
Clare W

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and love the aqua colour, just not sure on the shade of chestnut. Both bows are pretty but I think I prefer the second one.
Have a lovely day.
ElizabethS x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful design, not my favourite colours but you can't please everyone. Xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I would never have thought of trying to cut felt with an intricate die. I will have to give it a go. If anyone would care to check it out if you click on the link for Sam Poole' s blog at the side of this blog you will see the Father's Day card I have uploaded. Have a great day today. Love Jackie

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the colour combo you have chosen. The dies are delightful (more on the wish list) I do have the bows must try the felt looks gorgeous in the pretty aqua colour.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card to start of the week. Love the colour combo and the bow die . Have a great week x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love this combination of colour and the felt bow is amazing. I haven't tried felt yet, but they look great with micro beads.

Love Rosemarie xx

Lilian said...


Hi All, lovely card style to day, not sure about the colour.
Raining here in Cornwall at the moment, but I see the forecast for summer is a hot one!
Lilian

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I hope you were spoiled as much as you spoiled your Mom yesterday. I forgot that it was Mothers Day over the pond. Sorry to hear that the weather hasn't been kind to you in Florida, but at least you can craft happily away : )
I love the card, loved it when it was shown on C & C, the Galicia die is beautiful and the chestnut and aqua colours you have used are gorgeous. both bows are great, have to say that the felt one just has the edge for me though : )
Pam, sending your hug, and also sending one to all that are in need.
Gail, glad that your brother is starting to let family members visit him.
Pat S Witney- Enjoy your visit to Austria, it's so special to have far flung relations to stay isn't. I'm sure you have thought of it but have your rellos been to Uffington White Horse Hill? Our Canadian family loved it so much when they came over last year. It was one of the highlights of their 3 week stay in London, York and here(Oxon) Enjoy having them anyway : )
The sun is shining at the moment, I hope it stays today! Take care.

englishrose897 said...

Wow, lovely card this morning

Nicola Belshaw said...

Lovely card Sue. I think it is great that you do a lot of the leg work for us and inform us of things that can go wrong as well as what looks good. X

Annie said...

A lovely card, Sue, the aqua sets the chestnut so well. Have the bow die and must try it in felt.
Have a good week everyone!
Hugs Annie

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is gorgeous, love the colours, they match so well. Will have to get some of this Aqua card it is fabulous. Design is also beautiful.

Love & Hugs

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

Marianna Hammer said...

A very pretty card today. So glad I bought a pack of felt. It's lovely

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like the way you have embossed the cutting edge for extra detail.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jayne S said...

Wow, what a stunning card with a great colour combination suitable for many occasions. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards with us.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the colour combo xxx

Victoria said...

Quite an unusual colour combo today but really effective and dramatic. I always like the way you sometimes score a strip of paper at regular intervals - great idea, but so simple. No dies required!

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue . Love these colours together.
Both of the bows look good -it's a lovely die.
Have a great day,
XxRuth

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, I just love this colour combo..very striking, hugs Carole Z X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours, I am usually a bit afraid of mixing colours but I know that if ever I am in doubt I can go to your blog and see all the different colour combos you do and that helps.
I have never tried felt so might have to treat myself to some and give it ago.
Love and hugs to all Wilsonettes.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the felt bow.
Gr Elly

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I am not a lover of this brown card. The aqua is beautiful. The justrite stamp is great and really stands out. Xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, the bow is beautiful but in the felt it is stunning, the felt seems to give the bow a 'softness' and the pastel colour is beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Not keen on the colour combo, Im afraid, but the design is great.
Have a great day.
Ang x

karenlotty said...

I must get some felt! I bought the bows when they were on C&C Perfect for cards that need posting because they should "bounce" back into shape whereas card can flatten and crease

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today I am liking the bow and love the colours,hugs to all who need one take care sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I think we are all having a little bit of nasty weather but as you say perfect to catch up on a little crafting or in my case decorating so when the sun finally pops it's head out i will be able to enjoy it can't wait to see your samples with your new dies and whatever other goodies you have up your sleeve lol. Loving the colour combo of this card very rich with the chestnut but then you soften it with the aque. The bows were the first of your new dies i bought i just love them as you can make them up in so many different ways. Hope the weather gets better for you.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone love the design, not sure on colours, the bow is beautiful in felt. X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for today's gift. I know I'm going to be in the minority today but your colour scheme is not 'up my street'.
I love the format and the bows are excellent. I shall really have to get down to experimenting with felt etc. Both versions look beautiful and perhaps the felt one would survive the post better.
At long last I can get some crafting done today. So I'll be up to my knees in bits and pieces;glitter all over the place but eh who cares!
Thinking of you Cam today.
Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card but not the colours I'm afraid - it's the chestnut that I don't like but that's just me! Sorry to hear your weather hasn't been too good.
Cameeli, good luck for Ofsted. To everyone feeling down for any reason sending you hugs. Love to everyone Alison xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I love this card and the colours. I have the die for the bow and will give it a try in felt. Your felt bow is just lovely so will have to try and purchase that die at the end of the month. Hope your weather and ours improves. Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather.x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, unusual colour combination but they work together though the chestnut is a bit overpowering, perhaps it would soften if the colours were reversed? Have a good day, love from Jackie D

Marion said...

Hi Sue I have to agree with the others ,not keen on the chestnut
colour but like the concept of the card.
Marion H

hazel young said...

Fabulous card love the colours xx hazel

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Pam
Yes it was; Glen Miller - String of Pearls. Although he wasn't around when I was born in 46 I love all his music.
Take care
Janet x

Joan D said...

What a fab card yet again,and so different in design and colours. I so like aqua and brown together .the colours bounce off one another, stunning. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. Hope you and mom had a special day yesterday Sue, and any other mom's here from over the pond that celebrated.
What an unusual colour combo but it works. After finding Particraft, I try and look at different combinations that before I wouldnt even think of using, so thanks for broadening my horizons.
Wow Patricia99 HOW many orders in May ?!!! I promise never to 'moan' about my weird and awkward orders again !!
My choice of which dies I need to get next change with every beautiful card you give us Sue, I now need ALL the Finishing Touches - bows, flowers and ferns, *note to self - lotto ticket Wednesday* LOL.
Brown and aqua day today, but my bunch of cards will never meet your standard Sue, will never stop me wishing though : )

GAIL - you and your family are in my thoughts at this really difficult time.

HAPPY NURSES DAY - to any nurses we have on blog, and to any proud mom's of nurses. You do a wonderful job. Thank you.

To all Wilsonettes. Have a good day. Good luck Cam.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the sketch, just not that chestnut brown. Your bow looks lovely in felt.
Donna Jones

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, the colours really go well together.
I made a couple of cards at the weekend and used all your dies, I really love them and can't wait for the next lot
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, think this card is pretty goddarn perfect. For me, anyway. Love the layout, colours, dies, borders, scoring, felt - everything! Thank you so much.

'P' in Wales
Gail - sending you and your brother a non-believer's version of prayers, the feelings are the same.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card today. Love the colours and the whole design. Your felt bow looks beautiful, I've never been brave enough to try die cutting through felt for the fear too of intricate dies not cutting right through. Think I will have to go and buy me some felt and have a go :-) Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the Bow Die cut in felt it looks so pretty, I have some CreativeExpressions felt so will give it a go, cheap felt will not cut well ladies, has to be the 'good stuff' !
Unusual colours today, nice to see something different, we often don't think of trying new combinations until we see them elsewhere .
Hope the sun shines for you this week Sue!
It isn't shining in Oxfordshire today but at least the high winds have eased !
Hugs to all,
Sandra ,

nuttinanni said...

Lovely colour combo, hugs Cheryl xxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Like the idea of using felt for the bow,and the colours look good together.
Love Angela x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is lovely in its clean neat designs. Love the colour combination and the bow just adds the finishing touch felt or otherwise.
It was Mother's Day in Germany yesterday too.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card again Sue , and Wow the Felt bow is Superb
Elaine H X

Alison Couchman said...

Really can't make up my mind about this one. Thank you Sue, for opening our eyes and minds to different color combinations. It does us all good to try something new.
Alison

Brenda Hanlon said...

Lovely card Sue, I must have a go at using felt it's such a lovely effect .

Gail said...

Morning Sue - well it is not very often I say this on your blog but this is not for me unfortunately - I like the concept but don't really like the colour combo - sorry xx GailT xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card it's strange I have just done one in the same colours and it looks lovely .love Jean Z xx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Another fabulous creation for us today. The Filigree Bow is gorgeous, and the card showcases your dies to perfection!
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
You seem to have split us today with the colour choice, I'm not sure about the brown it's a bit overpowering, but I do love everything else. Haven't got your bow dies yet they are next on my list. Hope the weather improves.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
And all Wilsonettes, from sunny South Wales.
What an unusual colour combination today. I hardly ever use brown, unless it's for a male card or something grunge/steampunk inspired. Love the lacy bow in soft blue felt. I've used iron on interfacing when I cut out something delicate, to give it more support. It takes a few passes to cut, but helps keep those intricate pieces in one for longer.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, love the colours and the felt bow - never cut it out in felt before so will have a try
Hugs
Carol x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. The bow set I ordered came this weekend so perfect card for me today. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card today Sue
really like this chestnut card must see if I have
that one in some of my sets I bought.
Hope your weather brightens up for you
but it is still better than ours.
Nancyd xx

Maryann Laursen said...

It is sooooooo beautiful, and I did see it on the show, and must admit, I actually like the change better than with the feltbow, so it just made it even more beautiful in my eyes at least.
Hope you had a great Mothers day yesterday.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ....happy crafting ....x

trent999 said...

Morning Sue, Hi Everyone.
Sorry to hear the weathers been a bit dull but a great excuse to do more crafting.
Wow! A real statement card today, the colours work very well together,
Take care all.
Nick xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a pretty card. I have recently got some felt but have only made flowers up until now. I have this die and I´ll be having a go.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Dear SUe A wonderful card and I love the colour combo, thought the colours were a bit different! Take Care Love Michelle S XXX

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I do love your dies and bows. The bows just finish off a card. Could do this one for a male without the bow of course. MRS B thanks for suggesting Uffington White Horse hill. I don't think they have been
there. They'll be back 2 or 3 days before we go to Austria, so I'll mention it. Must make a note to myself to remember. I hadn't even thought of that. Special hugs to Pam, Lancs Steph and Norah today.Good luck with Ofsted Cameeli my son hates it when they come. My daughter in law was offered a place in a school in Cowley to train to be a primary teacher. However, she had to turn it down as the school wouldn't let her start at 8.30, because she had to take small children to school in Faringdon. Although a lot of schools in Oxfordshire do, they just set the classroom up after lessons instead of in the morning.

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the kraft card and aqua together.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue,
Really beautiful card love, the spanish collection and ordered it some time ago it really makes my cards ping!!

Sorry the weather is a bit dull, I find even when the sun shines a little it cheers me up.

Is anyone planning on going to the Ham fair on the 14th June? I am hoping to make enough cards, painted pots, boxes for a stall, I might be able to perudade my younger sister to bring her jewlellery too. Its usually lots of fun with all kinds of stalls, bric-a-brac, tombola, catering and pert show, most of the money raised goes to good causes.

Well must be off a long hard week ahead.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Ecco of Sheffield,

I too was born in 46 and my fav record that I danced to, as a child, was "In the Mood" by Glenn Miller.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card today, love the colours and the bow, they were the first of your dies that I bought and I use them lots. The scoring and Italian borders are gorgeous. Sorry you are having dull weather, as you say good for crafting at least. Sunny here at the moment, rain forecast later.
Gail C love, hugs and prayers for your Brother and you.
Pam, Tina, Steph and Norah gentle hugs to you.
Cameeli good luck today.
Maureen H, glad Zoe had a lovely day and that you all had a wonderful family day, memories to treasure.
Lynne M hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, the aqua and chestnut go together beautifully and the design could be adapted for multiple uses many thanks Edwina

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
stunning as usual. Love the colour combo the aqua really pops with the chestnut. The bow is divine.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Glennis said...

The colour combination is stunning - as is the card. That bow die is a 'must have'

Helen Barker said...

Love the bow whether in felt or card,and the offset border looks great.
Helen Bx

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue the cours are lovely Must have the bow it's great. Hope the weather improves for you we need some sun for sure. Love to all xxxxx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, in two minds about today's card, I love the dies and layout, but I am not sure about the colours. You can't please us all all of the time - no one can do that. Take some time out for yourself please. Hazel xx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue and all out there. I love the concept of this card but the colours are not for me. I have the bow die and love using it.
Cameeli hope everything goes well this week.
Pam sending you hugs and also to Gail and all your family.
To everyone who is need we are all thinking of you and wishing you well. Take care all hope today is good for all. Helen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card, love Chestnut and Aqua together I'll definitely be giving this a try.
Sorry your weather is not up to much hope it improves soon.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I am like a few of the others, I love the layout of this card, but not too sure about the colour combination, still it would not be right if we all liked the same things, what a dull world it would be. Take care everyone, Jess x

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue. Not sure about the colours today, it just doesn't jump out at me, but you can't please everyone all of the time. I do love the felt bow, I have this die but I have not used it with felt. Will have to give it a go.

Karen said...

Love the layout but not too keen on the colour combo. I would probably have chosen a darker brown but then sometimes it's good to mix it up a bit and try out different colours. Love the dies and can't wait for the Christmas release! xx

Karen said...

Love the layout but not too keen on the colour combo. I would probably have chosen a darker brown but then sometimes it's good to mix it up a bit and try out different colours. Love the dies and can't wait for the Christmas release! xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another one here not sure about the colours but I love the concept of the card. I really must get some felt as I love the bow and always love how you make the flowers with it too.
Do hope the weather cheers up for you soon and hope allis well with your Mum and family.

Love Sheila xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

A fab card to start this rather dull day (weather-wise that is), particularly like the colour combination. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Yet Another Awesome Card! I Love The Colour Combination of "Aqua and The Chestnut" I so Love Dark Colours and putting it with This Soft Aqua really works for me, you said at the beginning of the year you wanted to think out of the Box! and I love it as that's just what your doing.
The Colours are Perfect, So Rich together and looking at the close up shots they give a better view.
The Felt Bow looks Stunning in your Close Up Shot, I Love Galicia Die from your Spanish Collection, I really Love how you've brought out all The Embossed Detail.
I Love the Sentiment used from JustRite Baking Labels Set. I Love The Second Bow you had to make as I'm extremely lucky this is "The Die Set" I won as a Gift when you were sharing all those Wonderful Gifts with us when you first introduced your Dies, and it's a delight to cut no need for Wax Paper, in fact so many of your Dies I find I don't need Wax Paper they cut like a dream!
Sue Thanks For Sharing and The Daily Inspiration, and The Fabulous Close Up Shots.
Take Great Care Sue
Love and Hugs from Sam x
Hugs To All from Sam

Emily said...

Very pretty card! Love the colors.

Kate's Cards said...

Not sure about the colours today!

Susan White said...

Lovely colours on today's card Sue - that little bow is really cute! Thanks, Susan x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Your lattice bow is very pretty.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, this is such a pretty card and the colours work so well together, and as for the dies I don' think its possible to get a wrong combination and the bow is the perfect embellishment to finish off with.
X Ros

Alice G said...

Beautiful card. Love the design and the mint but I'm not so keen on the chestnut colour. Just personal preference though cos I prefer more subtle shades.

Hugs Alice x

Diane said...

A beautiful card Sue and I love the colour combination . The bow die is very effective . Have a lovely day with your mum and perhaps crafting together? Love Diane xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the look of this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Back at the computer for a rest. We've been performing in amateur dramatics all week and the house needs a real going over, but what shall I start with. My blogs of course. Great card and I'm so glad I got that bow. xx Maggie (better with a paper bow)

Jill Liddle said...

Unusual but nice.

terrie said...

Very pretty card..I always like this color combo on a card...
It's so rich looking.
Well done Sue

Lorraine Freeman said...

Very impressed with the felt bow! Love it :)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the bow in felt is different than the usual paper or card. Haven't got the bow yet but on my wish list.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card. I love the scoring at the bottom and the border dies. In fact - I love everything. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Laura O said...

love the felt lacy bow ,Laura O

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I too like today's card a lot! The filigree bow was the first I bought and it did cut beautifully out of felt ,however as you say yours got a lot of handling! Not sure I'd get today's bow to work in felt! Might be a step to far . Still got a bit of headache but I thought today's bow was card. Sorry it may just be my brain today!
I love what you do with the borders! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give . It does really help! Honest!
Forgot it was Mothers Day in the States yesterday . Do hope you had a lovely day x.
Jackie - will have a look for your card - get back later.
Steph, - you never cease to amaze me! You are so caring of others and yet suffer so much more yourself! Thanks for sending me your love and thoughts which I read around midnight! I slept all day! Hope you are even a bit better today. Xx
Thanks too to Alison Julie and sorry if I've missed anyone - it meant a lot . X Lynne x

Such a lovely blog - I keep repeating that!
Gail still thinking about you and hoping your brother will feel strong enough to see all his family very soon . I'll keep praying for him and for the rest of the family x.
I'm supposed to craft with children after school today - so better shake myself a bit!
Love to all Myra

Stephanie Mallon said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card! The bow is so detailed, that is one definitely for my wish list.
Hope everyone has a lovely day, it is sunny here on the pennine hills :-)
Stephanie Mallon

rachel said...

love that bow - looks fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Muriel Kelly said...

Another beautiful card and definitely adding the bow to the ever growing wish list. The colours work well together too.

Muriel xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh this is just beautiful !! Well some bloggers say they don't like your colour combo, but I do !! I think it is lovely !! It think the chestnut card looks great with the Aqua. How did you know I just received my Aqua coloured card stock on Saturday ? It is such a beautiful colour and goes fab with Peacock Feathers Distress ink !! I was actually going to make a card with it today after getting over a busy weekend. My dad's favourite colour is blue in any shade and this card would be perfect for Fathers Day ( without a bow.)
I do love your bow though and it looks great in felt to.
I love those border dies. More dies for my huge great wish list !!
Sorry the weather has not been good for you in Florida Sue, but like you said it is perfect craft weather !! It has not been that good here also in Kent over the weekend.
I hope you had a good Mothers Day in Florida. Lots of love to you Sue, love Tres x x x

To Gail C, I am thinking of you and sending you and your family lots of love at this difficult time. Love and hugs, Tres x x x

Pam, Steph, Norah, Cameeli, Myra, Lynne M and everyone, ( sorry I can't remember everyone's name.) I hope you all have a wonderful day today. X x x

To all the Wilsonettes, Have a good day love and hugs, Tres x x x

Lindsay Martin said...

Sue this card reminds me of choc chip ice cream, mmmm! Love it, thanks as always for the inspiration. Hope all that need it will accept a big hug from me today xxxx

Vie Carter said...

Love the felt bow, but card one is fine too

These bow dies are lovely

Great card

Vie
x

PS have received my stamps today, thank you so much

jane gray said...

Morning sue. Loving today's card as always. Really liking the bow die and can see it being my next purchase as I'm hopeless at tieing real bows. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us. Have a good week. Jx

Pauline A said...

Afternoon Sue, I love your bow die and will have to get it as it was 'sold out' by the time I mad e my mind up; just goes to show....Get it straight away if you want something. Lovely card. Hugs Pauline A x

Terry Owen said...

Oh dear, now I'm in a quandary. Do I buy the rest of the Spanish collection which I want so badly or do I buy the beautiful bows?
It's no good, I need to win the lottery!
Xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card. It's not a colour I have used before but I will give it ago. I'm desperate to try cutting felt. It's not something ice done before.
Hope you and the Wilsonettes have a great week. Lots of love, Jo xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
love the felt bow - I didn't get the lattice bows but think I might have to add them to my never decreasing list.

Margaret O
xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the brown and aqua together and the offset borders. Hope you had a lovely day with your mum yesterday
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love the colours on this card and the layout.

I love all the sets of your bow dies and I'm so pleased I got them. I haven't tried cutting felt with them, but I think I might just have to have a go.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Leanne said...

Beautiful card.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, well I must be on the same wavelength as Lindsay cuz the first thing I thought when I saw this card was mint choc chip ice-cream. It's brilliant, love love love it. With card or felt bow. Sorry weather not too good at the mo for you, hope it improves soon . Lol lynne m x x x

Poochies helping with housework today so everything taking twice as long. Just tipped down with hailstones and poochies not sure what to make of it. They were very keen on helping hubby with the gardening yesterday by making sure their paw prints were all over his newly dug soil. I told him they were only trying to firm it down for him , not sure he bought that excuse though.

Norah - are you ok ?
Lynda, June, Karen, Myra and Tres- hugs and lol to you from Tilly 'n' Cully.

To all hope you have a good day x x x

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today and i love that shade of blue. The bow is so pretty. Really must get this die. I hope all is well hugs Sonia x

Lynne Mills said...

So sorry Lindsay forgot to send you hugs too x x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
It's me again! I've put my brain in gear and realised we had photos of two bows today! One in felt and one card! Aren't I clever? Not!
Thanks Tres and Lynne too for your good wishes and love. xx As you can see nearly back to normal - whatever that is!
Norah, hope you ok x
Love to all crafting friends, Myra

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
It's me again! I've put my brain in gear and realised we had photos of two bows today! One in felt and one card! Aren't I clever? Not!
Thanks Tres and Lynne too for your good wishes and love. xx As you can see nearly back to normal - whatever that is!
Norah, hope you ok x
Love to all crafting friends, Myra

Myra P said...

Uh oh! Brain in gear? Maybe not! X Sorry Sue X

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue, and blog friends

Lovely card today Sue, very pretty blue,I love the felt bow.

Thinking of you and your family Gail.

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Virginia Davey said...

What a lovely all round card you can alter it if any occasion thank you so much.

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning!!

Theresa Pace said...

the colours are just yummy. it looks like a choc cupcake with coloured butter icing on top. well that's the image i got in my head as soon as i saw it. so pretty xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the aqua card and ink, just not too sure about the chestnut brown. Both styles of bow are lovely and now I have the dies I must try cutting some in CE felt. The paper/card bows I have made have all turned out a treat - loving them.
Frances

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue hope you had a great weekend,and the bonus of being with your Mother on Mothers Day.
The card to day I love the 2bows,but the colours Do not work for me sorry.
Ita

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really like you colour combination today and of course your lovely card.
Sorry to hear the weather in Florida has been a bit dull but expect it is still a lot warmer than here. We have family in Atlanta who say it is cool when it is in the mid 70's F when we are perfectly happy with those temperatures when we visit! 100 degrees F when we were in Denver last year before going down to Atlanta was just too hot for us now we are older.We just longed for those cooler days!
It is wonderful what those lovely hot temperatures in Colorado and Georgia do for my aches and pains!!
Best Wishes
Lesley S

Barbara said...

Love the colours on this card Sue, have cut a few things with felt but it has to be the good wool felt that Sam Poole has on her site.

Jackie Trinder your cards are lovely and you are so lucky to be part of Sam's design team. I love all her stamps and love her style of card making. Does that mean you get lots of her stamps to play with?

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT TO PUT THESE TOO COLOURS TOGETHER BUT THEY GO REALLY WELL TOGETHER. CANT GET ENOUGH OF THE 3D BOWS, THINK THEY ARE FAB. CAN MATCH THE BOW PERFECTLY WHERE AS RIBBON SOMETIMES A LOT HARDER TO FIND. ANOTHER GREAT IDEA. THUMBS UP HERE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card.I do love your bows they are stunning and i own them all.
Take care
Hazel G xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, I'd love it without the bow (ducking before having missiles launched at me for saying so!) ;)

Dawn Louise said...

Gorgeous card fabulous colours and that bow looks superb

Eemeli said...

I really like the felt bow that goes very well with the beautiful
overall. Gorgeous card!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

I really like this card the colours are beautiful. I don't have this bow die yet but I can feel a purchase coming on.
We have had not so good weather here too but hopefully the sun is on it's way.
I hope everyone has having a lovely day.

Love Nanny B

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue, love the card and colours i would make a right mess of a felt bow i am so heavy handed it would fall apart, sorry the weather isn't too good on florida it's lovely here where i live in widnes, i must order the bow dies but must say i love my handmade ones i must track down whoever sell the blank stick pins, i'll try joanna sheen first. many msny thanks for all your hard work sue i greatly appreciate it love

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, it has depth to it and the bow is great.

Would love to know what the belly fat secret is but have only found loads of advertising so far - no fat buster!!!!

Craftihappiness to all. love from Pearl

Shazza said...

such a stunning card, love the colours x

Janice K said...

A beautiful card with a great colour palette. Your bow die is gorgeous.x

Samantha Dalton said...

Beautiful card. Love the bow, those dies are on my wish list.

sued99 said...

I love the filigree bows. I think they may be my next purchase. Love the card too!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue. And crafty crew!
I just love ur bow collection. I use them often as I'm crap at trying to do ur fancy bows mine just don't seem to work lol. Never thought to try with the felt will drag give it a go will make the cards look softer too rather than hard card xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue another stunning card, im torn about the colours I love brown and aqua together but not sure about the shade of brown Yvonne xxx

Delilah64 said...

Pretty cool that you've shown the card and felt versions of the bow in the photos. Both versions look great. I'm still having trouble trying to find somewhere with the piercing ruler in stock. I've seen other brands, but prefer the location of the holes in relation to the edge of the ruler on the Creative Expressions one. Hopefully I'll be lucky one day.

Cheers!

Nic xx

weefortune said...

Another Lovely Card Sue, Hugs to all Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
What a gorgeous aqua and chocolate brown card. Such a great colour scheme. Love the bow it's beautiful, and I would never have thought to use felt for the bow, must try using material with my dies, I'm just not very venturous with my dies but I must try soon.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove x

nannapat said...

The chestnut is a lovely colour for a guy's card Sue. The design of this card is so simple but so effective with that lovely border and gorgeous bow. Pat x

doreenj said...



Love aqua & brown together, another lovely card!!!



Doreen x

Carol S. said...

Love these two colours together Sue. Very pretty and classy. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jane said...

Love the bow idea lovely card.

Jane xx

Jane said...

Love the bow idea lovely card.

Jane xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love my bow dies but I have only made them with card so far.Really must put felt on my shopping list for both bow making and flowers. SueL

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very interesting card today. Nice to see what the bows look like in felt. Kind regards Joanne K x

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card .. xx

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and the colour combination. I have never tried using felt, but must try it out.
Hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. A lovely design, great for a man's card. Good to see you using different colour combinations. Anne x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card and such a lovely choice of colours, that bow really adds the wow factor.
Hope all is going well Cameeli.

Steph and Tina sending you gentle cuddles hope you are both soon feeling better really soon.

Gail thinking of you and your family, stay strong.

Norah do hope you are ok.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

hi Sue colours so different and yet look really beautiful together. Amazing. Ellen Claire xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes great card today love the colour combo it really works I love your background dies so they are beautiful I have the lattice bow die but think I need to get your good felt,as my felt just tore on cutting it.
Hope you had a good day with mom yesterday even though weather wasn't good love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Gail c sending you & your brother love & hugs Lynda xx

Lanc Steph I hope your not hurting so much sending you gentle hugs xxLynda

Norah hope your ok sending love & hugs Lynda. xx

Love & hugs to Pam,Tina,tress &.all who needs them xxLynda

Hi Lynne we had hailstones too today. we had just got in the park with pooches & the heavens opened & we were all bombarded with these big hailstones pooches were not amused, so sending sloppy cuddles to Tilly n Cully from Annie & Bambi x & hugs from me Lynda xx



Karen Drew said...

Todays card looks very regal. Love the colour tones
Luv
Karen xxx

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Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful bow and scrummy colours

ang said...

Lovely card, great colour combo, love the latice bow angxxxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
I love today's card the chestnut is quite a dark colour but I think it goes so well with the aqua, it reminds me of chocolate and mint creams Mmmmmm!!!! . Love the Italian borders and the scored panel and the final touch of the beautiful bow, scrumptious .
Love and hugs to Sue and everyone who needs them,

Jean D
Xxx

Nadine in Spain said...

Lovely card, with an interesting colour combination.

Nadine

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. Haven't tried using felt to make the bows yet - something else to add to my 'to do' list. Really like the detail of the Justrite Baking Label stamp and the Vintage Labels die shape - good for male cards.

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
What a gorgeous card...unique color combination. The bow adds the perfect accent. Great job.

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Yes u could use those flowers too, u can also use
Layered flowers, les papillion, in d-lites range u can use all the medallions, vines of passion, just to name a few hope that helps you steph x

janet said...

I love the colours of this card -so pretty. I like the card bow best I think -the felt one is rather fragile. Maybe the plainer bow would be a better use for felt? I don't have that one so can't try. I do have the filigree bow though so can do this card!!
Janet in Kent

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous card!!

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