Friday, 9 May 2014

Thanks

 Hi everyone! I have to admit to a little bit of an obsession of late.  I just can't stop using this pretty spring green coloured card!  I have already used it for two of the cards I have made while I'm away too.  It is just so fresh looking!  When I started this card, I wasn't too sure where I was going, but I like how it came out.  I cut the Embroidered striplet die out of the spring green card and the largest size of the Seville cutting edge.  I used the Illusion embossing folder on  the Seville label to give it some texture.  I also cut two of the Spanish Corner dies out of coconut white card.  I cut a larger piece of coconut white card and arranged the pieces on it and glued them into place.  For my focal element, I cut the Hollywood die from the California Collection out of coconut white card.  I mounted it on foam in the middle of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Spanish tag die.  I inked it lightly with Bundled Sage before removing it and mounted it on foam in the centre.  Using the Classic Rose die set, I made several flowers with bud centres.  This is easily achieved by simply cutting in from the scalloped edges and then following the Blossoms Five tutorial at the top of the blog.  Once completed, I "sugared" the flowers with Iced Snow and added them around the focal element.  The largest flower was seated atop a messy bow tied from white seam binding.  I made two decorative stick pins to match too.  I finished the card with a double white mat and used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to dot all the way around the edge.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x












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Pam said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card, as always. Sue you have joined the Senior Moment crowd now.
Puppy Poppy be good for your Momma Snowqueen.
Steph hope you are feeling better.
Norah, love to you, I lost a younger brother when he was 40, it still hurts.
Love & hugs to all who need them x

Marion Bull said...

Love the green, and tho card is so pretty and , as you say, so springlike. Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

CraftyAnn said...

This card is stunning, I agree with you the green looks so fresh and a colour I will consider using. I have a thing against green because in my senior school you had to wear bottle green knickers, the were awful thick things - proper passion killers.
Take care.

AnneRD said...

Love the spring green touch to this one Sue. My wish list for dies is getting longer by the minute, really need to recreate this card. Anne x

Jan.moogie said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card and yes I too could get hooked on that green card. Have a great day. x

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue love the green such a fresh card,love linda and lily

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, the card today is fantastic and I too am loving the spring green colour, so I must get some and try it out.

Going to the vets this morning so hopefully Oska will be able to have his lampshade off. The stitches are healing and will be taken out too. He's been so good really and I think he's been more friendly to the kittens, let's hope it continues eh?

he's desperate to go out but I think we'll need to keep him in for a few days longer, if only at night, to stop him scrapping.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card cheers up a very dull wet morning it is so crisp and bright, I love the striplet dies and I hope you have desined some more in your new collection.
We are celebrating my Grandson Ryan's 7th birthday today.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty green, Sue, and really makes a gentle pop of colour. Always like the e.striplet and your roses and stickpins!! Lovely.

'P' in Wales

Cameeli - long time no speak. You okay?? We need news.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think it is safe to say that everyone (including me) agree that the spring green card is gorgeous, really lovely foil for the white elements. All in all a stunning card. Have a good Friday everyone. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning SUE ANOTHER BEAUTUFUL CARD LOVING THAT GREEN TOO IT IS VERY CITRISY.
DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH TABLET
CANT GET IT TO GO TO LOWER CASE AFTER
LAPTOP WOULDNT PLAY EITHER.
NANCYD XX

Debra Denman said...

Stunning card Sue. I love the green very fresh. In fact I love everything about this card. Thank you for a beautiful start to the day
Debra x

Rosie said...

Lovely, fresh colours and design.

Anonymous said...

GOR-G-EOUS Green card today, loving the pearl border come back
FAB-U-LOUS close up camera work too. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the fresh green, look forward to having some of that in my stash.
As always a wonderful card, the flowers are beautiful. Everything about your creation is just perfect.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a very fresh card - I will have to give green a go.
My classic rose die set arrived yesterday, so I plan to make a batch of flowers to use on my cards
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow what a stunning card today. It's a very fresh,clean card loving the green a must have to add to my card stash. The roses are beautiful as are your stick pins. Hope you are not working to hard but can't wait to see your samples with your new dies. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning absolutly stunning love the colour. Hsve a great weekend
Debs A

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the green colour card you have used must try and make some stick pins thanks Tracy w x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Normally I avoid anything green (having red hair meant that as a child I was made to wear green clothes all the time so I didn't clash!!) but I love this colour. I wish I had a smidgen of your inspiration - it's a shame you can't bottle it for us. Hope that you do a video showing how to do the bud roses as I'm not very good at following written instructions.
Hope that you are managing to have some rest Sue.
Good wishes to all.
Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, love the green.

k said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely fresh card so delicate. Hi to all Wilsonettes have a good day I am running very late today. Take care all Kitty

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!Recognised the Spanish corner and the tag. Also I have the Hollywood die - so could be making a card like this over the weekend.
Enjoy your day.
Hooray it's Friday!!
Sheila x

carol edwards said...

Morning Sue and everyone, what a beautiful card. So fresh and pretty, must admit green not my usual colour but this works so well. Shows us all we should think outside of the box at times x

ang said...

Beautiful card,don't use much green but this looks fresh and pretty angxxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so pretty and I love the pale green colours it so fresh and springlike just what we need to cheer us on a very wet and windy dull day.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rachel Taylor said...

Very pretty Sue .liovely pale green colour .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Fresh and spring like xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, this spring green is so pretty

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very fresh and pretty card. I normally avoid green as it is not a colour I care for but this one is so clean and fresh and works so well I think I might be converted. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the green it has always been a favouite colour of mine. Thanks for another way of using the classic rose set. Trying to resist buying too many of your dies I have six now as I am sure you have more in the pipeline, and don't want to break the budget!! Have a great day, Edwina

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love it especially that green - must try those flowers - they are really eye catching.
Rgs
Clare W

floss said...

Hi Sue,
We are running out of superlatives to describe your creations, so let's just say...............Wow! X

englishrose897 said...

Dear Sue and all followers,
This is such a beautiful card.
Sally x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous minty green blast to get the day started! Love love love this! The corners are so pretty, as are the sugared roses. Thanks for sharing.
Happy day everyone!

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
Another gorgeous card, but I would have made all four corners the same, but then I'm like that! xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well this card is beautiful, I love it, I really love it.
The colour is fabulous, I really want to do this card, better have a look in my stash to see if I have that colour card,
Have a lovely weekend crafty hugs Julie xxx

Just want to say thank you for all your hugs everyone, my son is getting better from his asthma attack thank goodness hugs Julie xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is absolutely gorgeous. I just love everything about it. You are inspirational. Have a great day. Love Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card! I love the green I hope CE are going to be stocking this colour. The tag is my favourite one EVER it's so pretty I use it a lot. I too hope there's a Christmas striplet die (can't wait for that launch). It's raining here again today so I will be crafting later after I've done the housework of course lol. I haven't made the bud centred roses using your dies yet so I'll be making them later.
Hugs x
Heather T

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I saw you wrote that you love this green card and have been using it while you are away. I thought you would be having a rest while you were with your mum?. Another stunning card and love what you have done. The spring green is gorgeous. Wonder if this colour is in your foundation card. I shall have to have a look see. Hugs to Pam, Steph and Norah. Cameeli where are you we haven't heard how the wedding went yet.

Joan D said...

What a clean looking uplifting card. The green is so soft but vibrant and the dies make the card have a Victorian lacy feel to it. Just fell in love with this one . Xxx

Clai01 said...

What a gorgeous card, it looks very Spring like and the shade of green is just lovely. x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card, the green and white look so gorgeous and the overall effect is stunning! Hugs,
Maggie x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fresh looking card! I love the colour combo and your dies. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

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Miecia P said...

Crisp and fresh for a rainy morning_lovely.eagerly awaiting sneak peaks of your new dies

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, the green card really is lovely, I can see why you keep wanting to use it..this is such a pretty card, very 'fresh' for the Spring, love it! Have a good weekend, hugs Carole Z X

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, using that pretty green. I understand why you are using it so much : ) The Illusion embossing folder is becoming a real "need it" item!
A hug for our lovely Pam and also for all of you that are suffering in any way.
Norah,I hope you are feeling a bit better today, you weren't so bright yesterday, bless you.
Pat S Witney, have you taken your Aussie rellos to White Horse Hill at Uffington? Our Canadian relations thought it was amazing. It's not too far from Witney either. Hope the visit is going well.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Take care.

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely Sue and I think the green is lovely too .
As usual a fab creation,
XxxRuth

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

A very beautiful card, love the spring Green card, your design is gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

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

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I love that green too it looks so good with the white. Beautiful card as always, love the flowers and love the Seville Dies! Love Jean xxx

Pinky said...

Morning Sue.

Spring green is my favourite colour too - especially at this time of year when it is everywhere you look outside - so this card is right up my street! The white is lovely with it and the detail of the diecuts makes for a stunning combination!

Vicki x

Brooke b said...

Lovely card, the green card is very fresh looking.

Nicola Belshaw said...

What a fab card.
Just goes to show even though you have used so many different dies together how good can it look.
I have had a thing for the colour green for a while now so I think I will have to start using it a bit more in my cards too xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, gorgeous die-cuts, and the spring green card is very pretty and fresh, also loving your stick pins.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi there Sue, good morning (if its still morning when you check in) Morning Wilsonettes from a dark evil skied blustery wet Lancashire. Amazing, clean and fresh. A few weeks ago I bought various contrasting shades of green, stacked it with other shades I got that day and its still there ! Thanks for giving me that 'kick up the toush' I needed to pull them out. Only problem is, I love all the shades of card I bought and dont want to part with them ! Am I selfish crafter ??!! Maybe I should make myself a collage card of my favs then I may be able to part with the rest LOL !
Id so love to be able to have the creativity to see a die and know it will also make beautiful roses too, as for the stick pins - I stand NO chance of being able to make those. Although I loved the idea the other day of CE making a kit, especially for those Wilsonettes that dont know where to start with size of beads etc ( it may tempt me to have the odd 'tut' moment) which would be inevitable, as I know more beads would end up on the floor rather than on the pin !!!
I agree with an earlier comment about bottling your talant Sue, Im so stuck for ideas and so many to do, I feel like hiding and forgetting the market. And dear Mr Lancashire ( I use that term loosly) keeps pointing to the calander, thanks love !!!
Well Im done. Hope you are having a lovely time at home with mom and friends Sue.
Cam we need to hear all about your day, please come home soon we are all getting fidgity now hon.
To all lovely Wilsonettes in need of TLC.im sending gentle caring hugs.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, loving the green card and mix of dies. I have been creating with my striplet die and have had lots of comments about it, its so pretty.
Donna Jones

Nadine in Spain said...

Lovely card, Sue!

Nadine

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very blustery day here in Sheffield.
There's nothing wrong with Spring Green. We all need a little Spring/Summer feeling and this is how you give it to us.
Your dies look better and better each time I see them used. I obviously love the colour scheme and the format is one which leads you on.(you see one die first which then leads you on to see another piece).
This is one gift which is going into my 'must do' folder and as I have a thank you card to do I shall be looking at today's gift for your inspiration.
Busy day ahead Friday clean up; Drs visit and then back to cleaning. Have I really had five weeks away? It certainly doesn't feel like it and only been back four days. Ah well.
Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, so fresh, clean and crisp today, I really like it, thank you for sharing.
Love Janet x To of us in a row!

karenlotty said...

Like CraftyAnn I don't like green because of school uniform memories! In fact I don't think I've ever worn green since! But this is a lovely soft green so I'm beginning to see green in a different light It' a very pretty card

Jean Johnston said...

What more can one say? Simply beautiful

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Well Sue, you know about my love affair with The Striplet but todays card is not one of my favourites Im afraid. However, the fresh green card is a lovely shade.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A breath of spring air, very pretty.
Hope you are having some relaxation too while you are away Sue.

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card and love the pale green colour too ,but lilac and purple still my favourite.
Marion H

Marianna Hammer said...

You are right. The color is very very pretty and so is the card :)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and tha green card is absolutely fabulous - very fresh and springlike. I have some in a very similar colour so I'll have to dig it out. I'm pleased your card came out well even though you didn't know where you were going with it! I started to make a card on Sunday for a dear friend's 60 the birthday and sort of knew what I wanted to do! How wrong was I ! 4 hours later I finally made a card that was completely different. I had a nightmare! I had wanted to put gilding flakes behind one of the striplets but couldn't find my double sided adhesive sheets so thought I would just use the gilding flake glue. Big mistake! The gilding flakes just went mushy - didn't let the glue go tacky . So tried again - this time wasn't much better and then to top it all off , I dropped the whole tub of flakes on the floor and the cat. Have you ever tried picking up gilding flakes off a carpet? The poor cat should be black but now she's very sparkly! Anyway, I abandoned that idea and just made a card using the lattice bow with the ribbon strips and Art Deco folder which looks very classy if I say so myself. So Steph you see it's not just you who has trouble with pesky flakes!!!! Anyway must dash have a great day everyone & love & hugs to all. Love Alison xxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
In common with many others, I love the fresh green you've used. As always, a beautiful composition - a card with the wow factor!
Best wishes, Anne O

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another lovely fresh card. I like the way the flowers turned out. Another idea from the rose die. Have a nice day. Hugs Heather.x

Annie said...

Morning Sue, another beauty! Also love the green, soft and fresh. Have a lovely day everyone xx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
A beautiful cheery card today, and the white and zesty green is so fresh and clean!!!
All your dies are so versatile and mix and match wonderfully well.
Looking forward to a crafting day with my friend Wendy next week, and our list of 'to do' cards will be huge!!
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Rosie said...

Morning Sue, what a delightful card to wake up to this morning, as it is dull and raining here. It certainly has brightened my day, anyway. I love that green you have used, really sets the card off.....xx

Sue Dix said...

I really love this one Sue, and I totally agree that shade of green is so pretty! x

scofessex said...

Hi Sue, I love this card the whit and green go so well together

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so pretty and fresh . love Jean Z xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love everything about this card - just soooo pretty. Thank you.

Steph - hope you are a lot better.
Cameeli - where are you?

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Yes Sue love the card and the colour is lovely...
Happy crafting....x

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Love the soft colors.
Gr Elly

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the pale green it is so fresh looking.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue, so fresh looking I just love it.This is so my favourite colour.Have a good day Sue and everyone. Susi xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, I do love the green, just made my first card using the californian dies and they are wonderful

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well you have done it again stunning card so fresh looking like the green to .. hugs to all who needs one ,sarah xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, and yes I love the soft green love everything in fact.
When your dies came out I looked at the striplets and thought I won't get much use out of them, but after seeing what you, Mrs Duck and John Next Door does with them I got one. I haven't stopped using it so useful and can be used in so many ways.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Maryann Laursen said...

I sure don´t blame you for using this green card so much, as it´s simply perfect for spring. It is sooo beautiful and makes you feel happy somehow, and your card here today is absolutely gorgeous as always hun.
Have a wonderful week-end now and lots of fun too, I hope.

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, green is one of my favourite colours so I love this.
Busy day today so have to hurry on.
Hugs to all xo

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card, fresh clean and elegant looking, just like yourself :)

Hoping to get to Aberdeen again

Regards
Lorraine - (scotland via Majorca)
Xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I'm a green girl and just love this card, have to say it did cheer me a bit, I had some really bad news yesterday my younger brother went for a scan as he had not been well for a few months. When he got to the hospital they took one look at him and admitted him. It turns out he has DVT in both legs also pancreatic, stomach, and liver cancer all inoperable . So at the moment life sucks for us as a family.
Sorry to unload here,
Gail Cx

nattyboots said...

Wow Sue
Im just loving this card with the subtle tones ,and i just love the striplets die as i find it so versatile ,

Take Care
Elaine H X

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so clean and fresh, love the spring green card and the embossing. Need to get the Striplet dies. The flowers and stick pins are gorgeous. Have a lovely day with your Mom.
Pam and Norah love and hugs to you.
Julie so glad that your Son is on the mend, hugs to you both.
Steph hope you are feeling better.
Alimecca (Alison) hope your cat and the flakes have parted company.
Pearl Oska will be such a happy kitty when the lampshade goes, hope he still behaves when it's gone.
NannaTina Happy 7th Birthday to Ryan.
Cameeli come back soon, we miss you.
Hugs to all the wonderful Wilsonettes.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I'm not surprised you keep turning to this pretty green card, it's so springlike and cheery - not like the weather at present!! love from Jackie D

GeeBee88 said...

Morning everyone! Beautiful card Sue, that combination of green and white is gorgeous. Green is one of my favourite colours and this tone is so fresh.
Have a good day all Gx

Sue Dunn said...

Good. Or ing Sue. I see what you mean. It is a pretty colour. Very springlike indeed. X

Sue Dunn said...

Good. Or ing Sue. I see what you mean. It is a pretty colour. Very springlike indeed. X

baconbits said...

Good morning Sue
Totalky awesome card today - love the subtleness of the green, very spring like.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

hazel young said...

I can see why Sue its a gorgeous colour, fabulous card xx hazel

hotpotato said...

Pretty card Sue.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Totally stunning card Sue and I agree with you the green is so very pretty....must get my hands on some of that.

Love Sheila xx

nannapat said...

Oh sue, what a beauty! The Hollywood die cut on top of that gorgeous green looks stunning. When I start a card not knowing where I'm going it usually ends up in the bin - wish I had a tenth of your talent. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card and the fresh green has always been one of my favourite colours.
The dies and embossing folder all look so pretty together.
I am looking forward to going to the Papercrafts Fair on Sunday and my list is getting longer!
Hope you are not working too hard, Sue, and can find time for some R and R!
Love and Best Wishes
Lesley S

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely spring like card, another colour of card for my stash. I remember when my eldest grand-daughter was young, she wouldn't eat anything green, not even jelly! Every time I see green on anything it reminds me of then. Take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card as always. Thank you for all your inspiration.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm not surprised you keep returning to this green card, it is beautiful and as you say 'fresh' looking. Love today's card.
Beverley W

Glennis said...

It certainly is a lovely fresh colour, and I love your card with it

TDQ Karen said...

Green not one of my colours but this looks very fresh, card a little busy for me but I know lots of friends who would love it and you don't make cards for yourself so thanks for the great ideas xD

Craftycatty said...

I agree, the spring green is lovely and fresh, beautiful card yet again Sue.

Delilah64 said...

The bud roses are the perfect finishing touch to this card. I still haven't got round to making the those roses yet, even though they were one of the things I watched you demonstrating at Ally Pally. I've fully mastered the regular roses, so perhaps it's time for me to try something new. Must make an effort this weekend :-)

Have a great weekend.

Nic xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful colour of green that you have found and so lovely against the white, making for a really pretty spring like combination. Another beautiful composition masterpiece for our gallery go to's. The roses just look so beautiful on the card and i have just about got them off to about right, i won't tell you how many attempts that took but it's coming along fine. My hubby is like a few on the blog, sees you making a card in the blink of an eye and wonders why it should take me so long to make one. Try to explain the process behind it is a waste of breath.
CraftyAnn i know how you feel as we had navy blue knickers and when you have a pair of hips on you like a couple of battle ships and legs like tree trunks, flattering they are not. It always had Joyce Greenville's song playing through my mind on gym days. Why was it they always had you doing cross country running in the rain or snow? And of course the last one back always had to do 5 times round the track and guess who that was? I tell you, if i couldn't run 6 miles cross country and come in early what made them think i could do 5 times around the track. I was always late for either my next class(and got it in the neck there, lunch when you were left with the scrapings that were cold and you wouldn't give your dog them or the bus home and you would need to walk. Oh happy times from the torture chamber called school.
I hope poor wee Oska gets on fine when he goes to get his stitches out and that he is still making friends with the kittens. I don't know who will be more relieved, you(Pearl) or Oska.
Happy birthday Wee Ryan, i hope you have a smashing day and get lots of lovely presents.
Steph, are the antibiotics taking effect yet on your infection? I do hope so flower as like a lot of us here you have a lot of over pain to contend with and that we bit more can sometimes just push you right to the edge. I do hope you are feeling better soon and if lovely Mr Lancs is got nothing better to do, he could give you a hand and do some of the cutting out for you with the mangle. It would give you a boost and be a big help into the bargain.
Alison(Alimecca), it's lovely that your cat wants to get in on the glitz part of crafting. Don't spoil her though, she might just get to used to being all shades of glimmer and shine and sparkle. Although she might just be a bit hard to train on die cutting and sticking on the card not her. which of us after using glitter or some sort of shine doesn't go around for days with some still on our faces, hair, arms etc. I am normally a dead giveaway in what i've been upto for days after the event although i have never tried to have Tia( a big soft daft chocolate Lab that doesn't know how to bark) helping me with it. She thinks she is doing good in getting her hair into my knitting. I keep telling her, i don't need the extra warmth knitted into the item. Trying to keep her back from the baby pink shawl i am knitting the now for my daughters friend. I knit 1 or 2 ply shawls and can i find any baby wool pink at this thickness? No. I am on 3ply which is beautiful, but looks like double knitting compared to the finer yarn i'm used too.
Oh well, lovely day for the washing to go out, so i will see you all tomorrow hopefully and go and get the washing and crafting lot sorted. Take care my dear friends and sending gentle hugs to our precious friends who are having a hard time. I hope that you have a good day where you are and who else thinks that Cameeli has went away on the honeymoon?
Love and crafty hugs from my beautiful hills that are greeting me this morning,
Norah (Glenochil)

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is heavenly as I've bought most of these dies I can have a go at making it later.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Love Val in Spain x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Good morning sue, I love any green so a winner for me beautiful as always, a burst of colour on this wet day in scotland.
Its my sons 21st today so off to collect him this morning. God time flies. His my eldest Of 4. And I remeber it all like yesterday, bless him, he won't see his dad or eldest sister today (work away)but his coming for sunday dinner so he will see them then so all good,
Happy birthday to little ryan too have a good day being seven x
And happy what ever the day to all of u too.
I think cam went in the couples suitcase for a holiday!!
Norah hope your feeling better honey,
Sending hugs to everyone
Lorraine x

JESSIE said...

MORNING SUE
MY WHAT A FRESH AND STUNNING LOOKING CARD TODAY MUST USE MY STRIPPLET DIE AGAIN

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card. The white and green is very fresh looking. Stunning!

trent999 said...

Morning Sue.
This card has such a lovely fresh look to it. I am fast changing my view on greens. I'm definitely make it my mission to start using greens in my cards.
Simply Beautiful, I really love it.
Take care Nick

Lorraine Freeman said...

beautiful colour palette on this one, I especially love these pins :)

Samantha Dalton said...

Stunning card. It all works. I must find those pins you use I love them :)

Anonymous said...

very pretty

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. Definitely a spring feel about the card today. You have made the most of your lovely dies and just a simple sentiment. Perfect. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,
Lovely, pretty card. X

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - Like many others I love this card and I think the green is so spring like and cheerful.

Hope everyone has a good day. Love and hugs to all who need them. Helen xx

Izzwizz said...

Very pretty and that green is perfect for our Spring. Maddy x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the colours.

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

sorry back again i couldnt wait till tomorrow, my gift has just landed on my doorstep thank you sue, i will now have to try stamping again lol thanks again for ur generous gift sue x

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card - I also love the spring green card so much I decorated a bedroom in it (colour not card).

Crafty Regards.
Julie x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card so fresh looking reminds me of Spring when it comes to the fells in the Lake District, some snow some green.
Norah have you tried Pembertons Sewing Centre in Stirling for your wool I get my patchwork supplies from them they are excellent, sadly they don't stock any card making supplies.
Off now to the hospital again with hubby his hand is still bleeding and he looking sorry for himself.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Lacelady said...

You are right Sue, it looks so spring like and incredibly fresh. Love the embossing on the green card too.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
And a good morning to all Wilsonettes from a windy and sunny South Wales.
What a fresh looking card, a design that would look great for a Spring wedding, I think it looks quite 'bridal' and lacy because of the delicate dies.
I must use some more greens in my card making too.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Have to agree with you about the spring green,The card is beautiful,adore everything about it,I'm in love with the striplet dies.
Love Angela x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well as you know green is my favourite colour and this card is just beautiful !! I think this may be the Pastel Green foundations card from CE. I have this card and I absolutely love it !! It is a gorgeous shade of green. I love everything about this card to. The dies look great together and I love the Roses with those little buds in the middle too !! As always a lovely bow and fab stick pins !! It really hope you will bring us some sets of beads to make our own stick pins. All the stick pins you make just look fab. A truly beautiful fresh spring card Sue. Thank you for all your inspiration today. As always it is very much appreciated.
Have a lovely day with family and friends Sue, lots of love Tres x x x
To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has a lovely day today. Take care everyone love Tres x x x

Alice G said...

A lovely crisp clean look in this pretty card Sue. I just adore my Spanish corner die, it brings such an elegant touch every time!

Hugs Alice x

Helen Barker said...

Very pretty card,the pop of green gives it a Spring like feel.
Helen Bx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, though green is not one of my favourite colours but thats just me doesnt take away the fact the card is gorgeous.
Big hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another very pretty card. I do like this green colour. I am not normally a green fan but I think this is a very pretty shade. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE HINT OF COLOUR. SUCH A RELAXING COLOUR. I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY YOU KEEP GOING BACK TO IT. FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE CLASSIC ROSE DIE.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very delicate, pretty and fresh looking.

Micky French said...

Lovely card today Sue, I also like the green colour
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a truly beautiful, gorgeous, elegant and simply divine card. And I'm not saying that because it's on my windowsill (I won it on one of your shows on C&C).
It makes me feel good every time I look at it.
Thank you Sue, for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,]

I very rarely use green in my cardmaking but I agree that todays card is very pretty. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful and I agree about the green card, it's a very delicate unusual shade of green. I find green shades very difficult to match with base cards and picking a green from an image.

Meg said...

Lovely colours Sue.

Margaret O
xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I agree with you about the lovely soft green card, I love it's softness and looks perfect with the white card. I will be trying out the new way you have made the beautiful flowers over this weekend.
X Ros

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This card ticks all my boxes, I love Green it's my favourite colour, my mother hated it, as a child I was never allowed to wear green, so when I started work and buying my own cloths one of the first items purchased was a coat - no prizes for guessing what colour it was!!!!!
I just love everything about this card, the rosebuds are absolutely gorgeous the die cuts are stunning, this card would lift the spirits and any recipient - it's GORGEOUS
Hope you're having a good day, love and best Wishes, Brenda xxx

Sending hugs to everyone who needs them LOL

SusanP, Kent said...

It is a beautiful green and you can be as obsessed as you like with it! A stunning card I love it.
Sue

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue and Everybody,
Having just inspected and delighted in my newly sprung beech hedge in all its glory of tenderness, I can only say that your card today is just as fresh, spring-like, and delightful.
Oh, to be in England, now that Spring is here!
I wish you could all smell my Lutium Azalia (grown from seed in 1963)and in its full glory just now..
Have a lovely week-end, whether crafting or gardening, it really is the little things that count.
Love, Lis xx

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. Wow, just love this card. Such fresh colours, a real breath of spring. Have a great week end. Hugs. Jan.xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card today! I love that card and the green is beautiful! Like others I bought my striplet die later as I didn't think I'd get much use out of it. How wrong I was - I use it so much. Watched the video this morning. Will try that card later as have all the bits! I do love that die from the Californian Collection - it's so detailed but cuts so easily.
Oh Gail, I was so sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you try to somehow deal with it all. Sending hugs xx
Julie so pleased your son is on the mend. Such a relief for you. x
Nanna Tina - Happy 7th Birthday to Ryan . Hope you have a lovely ,fun day!
Steph - you seem a bit down which isn't like you - that old mojo will jump out at you when you least expect it!
Your Lancashire weather report was A1 . Sending hugs x
Alison the cat must be a picture - you made me laugh. x
As for green and school uniform - totally agree mine was bottle green and a gold/ yellow. Never worn bottle green since!
Cameeli do hope everything is ok .
Love to all crafting friends.
Myra

CHERYL brown said...

Love this colour too hugs Cheryl xxx

Susan White said...

That green colour is so pretty I don't blame you for using it so often. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

ladyweir said...

Lovely card Sue I love the colours very fresh looking

Helen Jones said...

hi sue love the colour it makes the card stand out keep them coming Helen

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue, All I can say is wow. I love it. It's the colours. I have a thing about greens. I'm also really drawn to lilacs too.
We'll I can't believe it's here again already but have a great weekend one and all.
Lots of love as usual, Jo xx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, You are so right; the spring green and white certainly looks refreshing. This is a 'Sue' card and I'm loving it. Hugs Pauline A x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
No wonder you love using the Spring green colour card it's gorgeous. The card is stunning sue so much detail to it
Take care
Hazel G xx

Theresa Pace said...

gorgeous and as you said fresh at the same time. that is a lovely green xx

Emily said...

Love the color green. You always do a great job on your cards.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue I am surprised that so many people do not like green.i use this apple green all the time.i like the lovel roses,pins,and the embossing,but I think the to much of the Striplet is too covered up,sorry Sue
Ita

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue! I agree this green gives the card a really fresh look. Theresa x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful card - I love the green, so fresh and looks stunning. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. There are worse obsessions to have than using green! Love the way you created the bud-like centres to your flowers. Thanks for sharing the technique.
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Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love the colour. It's very light and cheery. Just taken delivery of 7 sets of your dies and now going to play. Kind regards Joanne K x

Lilian said...


Lovely card, so pretty will try in another colour as I do not do green. Best Wishes Lilian

Sonia Jones said...

This is areally nice card today. i love the shade of green you've used (same colour as my kitchen). Hugs to all Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card today colours are great together and very fresh and Spring like will have to try this one. Thank you for all your kindness and sharing. Hugs to all who to all who need them today. Special prayers for Gail and her family to help you through the dark times just now. Sophy n Gran

TOB said...

Hi All, That deep embossing is beautiful. Love the colour. Gorgeous flower. Hope everyone is well. Hugs Theresa x

Leanne said...

Gorgeous as always.

Virginia Davey said...

what a lovely fresh looking card love it !!!!!

rachel said...

Beautiful card Sue and I for one am glad to see the spring green - its gorgeous and fresh - lovely xx

sued99 said...

I love green it is such a pretty colour. It's a shame it's not so popular as other colours.

Jill Liddle said...

Fresh looking card today, lovely.

jane stillman said...

Another fabulous make Sue, and the Spring Green card is gorgeous. Loving the flowers too xx

Pam said...

Nanna Tina, Happy 7th birthday Ryan
Margaret hope hospital can stop hubby's thumb bleeding (must be so sore)
Gail, my heartfelt sympathies on the sad news about your brother, you are not unloading on us, we will be here to support you (as everyone has been supporting me for last few weeks).
Steph, you will be fine honey, just give yourself some space.
Love to all xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the green and white together and my favourite striplet die, just gorgeous
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Laura O said...

wow this is stunning ,love the lime green colour and how you have used lots of different sets of dies ,Laura O

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, What a Truly Beautiful Card I really Love The Soft Green and White Card together, it's just so Stunning. It makes you think of Summer, I really Love The Mixture of your Dies once again and the use of The Fabulous Illusion Embossing Folder, you make Awesome Flowers, Beautiful Bows and Love those Stick Pins, (I've Purchased some to have a try 50 in the packet I may achieve one Lol!)
It's great to see The return of The White PVA Glue Dots they look Stunning, I really love it when you do your Paved Pearl Edges also.
Thank You for Sharing Sue and Truly Wonderful Photographs, thankful so much you inspire me so much.
Take Care love and Hugs from Sam x
To All Sue's Bloggers I hope your well! Take care
Hugs from Sam

johanna said...

oh my goodness sue what a beautiful fresh looking card simply stunning, i love soft gentle colours,i like all the pastel colours, but this card is spot on

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, like this one a lot. Love the shuttle green/yellow. I do prefer slightly simple cards. Thanks Zena

Diane said...

Very pretty Sue I like the green. Love Diane G xxx

johanna said...

ps sorry but can anyone tell me where i can buy the blank stick pins please my local craft shop sells only the type with a bead on the top and usually not the colour i need many thanks j

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card, im another who doesn't like green I think it was because when I was a child green paint was cheaper to buy and lasted longer so it was green all over the place lol im I lilac and purple freak. Yvonne xxx

Myra P said...

Joanna,
Sam Poole has plain stick / hat pins on her Creative Studios Site. They are 99p. I think!
Hope this helps
Love Myra

Jane said...

Beautiful love the colours in today's card just lovely.

Jane xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the colour of spring green and the Hollywood die is gorgeous.
Lucky Rose to have the original.
Hope everyone has a lovely week-end.
Frances

Annie Pennington said...

Love the Spring green colour, it's so pretty. Those roses are adorable:) Have a creative weekend everyone:)
Annie xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue, and blog friends

Very fresh, very pretty card today. I love the pretty green card, I hope you are going to bring some back for us to purchase, please.The flowers are stunning.

Hugs to you Pam, Norah and Steph

Margaret I hope your hubby's hand is ok.

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Janice K said...

A lovely card, the spring green colour is beautiful.x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Such a stylish card. The green colour is gorgeous. xx

Gail said...

Well I think I use this word nearly every time I comment in your blog - and here it is again today STUNNING - luv everything about it xx GailT xx

Maureen Bleay said...

Like you Sue I just love the green card it is such a restful colour and this card looks just fab. Thanks for the tip about the rosebuds very much appreciated. Hope all is well with you and yours Hugs Maureen

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue and everyone
I am late in posting today, but better late than never. Stunning card, really fresh and zingy must get some of that green card. A really horrible visit to the dentist today, but then my teeth are getting very old like me!
Hugs to everyone
Dawn Searle xxxxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this card the green is so bright and fresh. Really pretty. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jane Franklin said...

Hi everyone. Just caught up with two fer one. Missed yesterdays so looked at both today. The colours are fab and the blue is striking and the green so restful. Thank you. Luv jax

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TOB said...

It's me again/Gail so sorry to hear your sad news, thinking of you.Happy birthday Ryan, and Lorraines son have a great day.
hugs Theresa x

cr@fty said...

Gail I'm so sorry to hear about your brother sending you a hug xxxx
Heather T

Karen Drew said...

i struggle so much with green. Love the way you have used it though
Luv
Karen xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, another zingy card to lift the day. Love this shade of green so fresh and summery. Lol lynne m x x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue I do like your obsession,as you said it's very fresh looking.

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue.I think the green is a very spring type colour, so very appropriate. Thank you. Xxx

CraftyJo said...

Oooh, I'm loving *almost* all of it ;)

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, I seldom use green either it must go back to my school days too when my uniform was bottle green! I do like this shade though.
Gail so sorry to hear about your brother,we are all here for you big hugs, Pam hugs to you, Steph, cheer up hun, I hope your in a little less pain, Lynne hope the girls are behaving, Norah the sun always shines in your words. Bad day for me as the foal that was poorly on Wednesday was poorly again this morning, so vet came out, and we think that she has a congenital problem and might not make it, we tubed her to remove any blockage from her throat and she is now on antibiotics incase of fluid getting into her lungs and developing pneumonia, and to top it off one of the stallions has a puncture wound on his leg so he has had to come in and go on antibiotics too! Arghhh.
Hugs to all and hope oska is ok now and poppy pup is doing well too xxxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous, gorgeous card made in this beautiful green with white. I love this shade, it is so fresh and looking at it is like a breath of fresh air. Love all the dies. The corner die (4 pieces +) could be built up to make a lovely centre piece....mmmm that would look lovely... Will have to try doing the rosebuds... and love those pins.....! Thank you so much Sue for your inspiration xx Hope you are managing to have a bit of a rest and are still having a wonderful time with your mom and family xx Nanna Tina "Happy Birthday" wishes to your grandson Ryan. Hope he's had a wonderful day! xx Julie, great news about your son! Oops Alimecca (Alison)! Bless you. I did that in the kitchen the other day...luckily the lid was on though! At least you'll be able to see your cat in the dark....lol! Pearl, hope Oska is ok? Steph, hope the antibiotics are doing you good x Lorraine, "Happy 21st Birthday" to your son. Hope you're all having a good time x Oh Gail, so so sorry to hear about your brother. Sending you, your brother and family love and hugs at this difficult time xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need..... Take care Sue and everybody xx Love Karen xx

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