Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi bloggers!  I thought I would change it up again this week and put a clean and simple style up for the giveaway.  I love this card as it is really striking in person. There is just something about a card that is predominantly white but has a real pop of colour to it that always works for me.  I started by stamping the Stitched Flowers by Justrite stamps in black.  I stamped the bottom flower first, then cut a mask out of a post-it and covered it up.  I stamped the next flower slightly overlapping the first, then removed the mask and moved it to cover the second flower.  I continued this through all the flowers so they all look like part of the flower is covered up from the one next to it.  Next I used the round cutting edge from the Italian decorative frames and laid it in place where I wanted to cut the circle.  I used a pencil and traced the inside of the circle until it met the edge of the flowers.  I used the tip of my scissors to cut a whole inside the circle so that I was able to trim around the flowers.  This allowed me to slip the edge of the circle die under neath the flowers so it would not cut there and then I taped it into place where my pencil line was drawn.  This is called the "Into the box" technique.  I cut the remainder of the circle out without affecting the overhanging flowers.  I cut the next size in that set to get a pretty decorative circle that I recessed down (I used mounting foam to raise the top floral piece upwards.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the smaller circle die in the set.  I inked it with Spiced Marmalade before removing it from the die and mounted it up on foam for the centre of my focal element.  I coloured all the flowers with Distress markers(Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door) and added matching buttons from my stash to the centres of each of them.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a pierced upper layer and three flatback pearls to the upper corner.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be entered in the drawing to win this card.  I'll announce the winner on Saturday's post.  All for now, Sue x


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Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh i would love to win today’s card i love everything, hope you are well my friend, Hugs, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pam said...

Hello Sue and everyone, beautiful card today, as always, so fresh looking
Hope everyone is well, especially Norah.
Buster is doing well with his new loving family.
Hugs to all

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

Yes this is a beautiful card and one I would love to have in my home, I love the Italian decorative frames.

I watched yesterdays video which was brilliant hope to have a go this weekend myself..

I am of to the gym for a quick swim then the office day 3 of OFSTED!!

Hi Pam, Buster sounds lovely and joyful and already part of the family, great he has settled very quickly especially knowing he is loved. Hugs for you too.

Norah hope you are ok, Lancashire Steph, hope you are feeling a bit better too.
Hugs to everyone I have not mentioned.
its going to be a little warmer here today, so enjoy the day.
Cameeli xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

Yes this is a beautiful card and one I would love to have in my home, I love the Italian decorative frames.

I watched yesterdays video which was brilliant hope to have a go this weekend myself..

I am of to the gym for a quick swim then the office day 3 of OFSTED!!

Hi Pam, Buster sounds lovely and joyful and already part of the family, great he has settled very quickly especially knowing he is loved. Hugs for you too.

Norah hope you are ok, Lancashire Steph, hope you are feeling a bit better too.
Hugs to everyone I have not mentioned.
its going to be a little warmer here today, so enjoy the day.
Cameeli xxx

trent999 said...

Morning Sue.
A really sleek card today, the flowers make a statement against the white and the circle dies set it off a treat.
Take care all and have a good day.
Nick xxx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
love these stamps and love the card also, the flowers look super with the dies. x

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, love the card today, the citrus colours are just great.

the card has a lot of elements and touches I like and would love it to come my way!

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

linda boyce said...

Morning Sue super card just made for me l wish ,hope you are having fun and mum is enjoying having you home hugs lida and lily

Patricia Youdell said...

Good Morning Sue
What a beautiful card today, it is so fresh - thank you
Pat x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous! Very elegant in it's simplicity. I adore this flower stamp with the cute little button in the middle. Would love to win it. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

Nice zingy colours, Sue, great colouring and layout. Afraid can't warm to the design of these almost cartoon-like stamps (sorry) but can see this card with your rose or quilled blooms instead and that would be quite gorgeous!

'P' in Wales

tracy w said...

Hi sue
This card is beautiful and simple fresh looking. I would love to receieve this card from my favourite crafter thank you for sharing all your talent with us hope you are still having a great time with your mum and family in USA thank you Tracy w x

Rosie said...

What a lovely, bright card. I would definitely like it! Managed to watch yesterday's video when i got back home - excellent and easy.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is such a striking one, anyone would love to receive it. The buttons in the centre of the flowers is so cute.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, hope all is going well in the U.S.of A. Another Bright and Beautiful card. love it!!! Mabex

floss said...

Hi Sue,
In a word..........STRIKING! X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

I too would like to win this card! Simply lovely.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Love the technique on this card, also yesterday's as well.

Hope you are having a great time and looking forward to seeing you soon.

Rosalind x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Loving this card, although I can't quite get my head around how you do the 'inside the box' bit !! I will need to try it haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is really stunning, love everything about it, and would love to have it framed and hanging in my craft room come home office, as it would brighten every day. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A beautiful, bright card to brighten up a very dull morning. Hope that you may be able to do a video on this technique at some point.
Hope that you are having a wonderful time in the USA with your family.
Sue xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW WOW WOW I love this csrd. I need these stamps they are right up my street, love the colours very hit summery colours.
Amanda x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a card the sun is shining and this card fits today so much so bright and fresh looking love it .. hugs to all who needs one .. sarah xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Hood morning Sue what a beautiful card it so fresh looking. I love the colours you have used. I habe just the right place for it to go. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue Love, lovew, loving todays card. So clean and fresh looking.
Love the stamps. Take care.

Linda28 said...

Morning all, A bright sunny card today, would love to see a tutorial on this method. Although it is different from your usual theme, I really like it, very fresh looking. Hope you are enjoying your time with Mum. Take care everyone. Linda.

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
It is a beautiful day here, lovely sunshine to wake up too.
Todays card is wonderful, really bright zingy colours and set against the white the flowers really pop out. It would be a lovely card to win, keeping fingers crossed. But I know whoever wins it, will cherish it.
Have a great day everyone
Dawn Searle xxxxx

doreenj said...

What a lovely bright springlike card!!! Love the matching buttons as middles too,

Doreen x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely broght card, a nice change from your usual style.


Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I just love the clean lines of this card.
Gail C x

TDQ Karen said...

I absolutely love these stamps and the beautiful colours you have chosen, really love the technique too. Brilliant card xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this card. It has an elegance of its own.
For anyone interested in yesterday's video, I do not have the flower dies yet so I did one card in white and shades of green using the cirsquare die out of Parisian Accents and another using the Les Papillions in white and shades of lavender. They both look fab. Thank you Sue for yet more inspiration xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue.
Gorgeous bright and happy card today. I love it. It has clean and simple lines but wow is the overall effect fabulous! Need to practise the technique as I think I need to try it to understand it if you know what I mean!
Pam please puppy is settling in well. Norah ans Steph hope you're ok, Lindsay hope foals are ok, Lynne hope fur babies behave themselves today! Love and hugs to all. Alison xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful, fresh card today : ) I too love a white card with a bright pop of colour. I have not tried the "In the box" technique before. Hopefully won't be able to say that after today!
Pam, sending your hug and so glad that Buster getting on well:)
X for all that are in need.
Norah, I hope that you are ok. We are all missing you. It's not right when we don't have your comments and I, for one, love to hear if you can see your hills or not (I always imagine them and wish that I was there with you)
The weather is meant to be much better today, and for the next few days! Fingers crossed : )
Take care.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I love the simplicity of this card. It's really beautiful. I saw these on your last shows and they really make a statement. X

Debra Denman said...

Good morning sue. Lovely bright card It would brighten my day should I win. I love the white and bright it goes so well together. The in the box technique is really clever.
Have a lovely day
Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous anyone would be lucky to own it. Have a great day. Love Jackie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card, so clean and simple looking. Would love to win it especially as today is my birthday! Love Jean xxx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....what a pretty card! The stitched flowers stamps are on my wish list, they are lovely! Jo x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue. The flowers look so fresh and bright and really "pop" out on your card today, love from Jackie D

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous! I love everything about it, sometimes less is more and this really proves the point! Loved yesterday's video too! Hugs Carole Z X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card loving the pure white with the "pop" of bright colour. Really like the design into the box must give this one a try.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Your card is as bright and cheerful as the morning is here in Wiltshire. It is really pretty and I can see it being used for several occasions. It would look good on my mantelpiece :-)

Annie said...

Morning Sue and bloggers! Loving this card Sue, so striking and bright. Really gorgeous.
Hope you're well,Mohave a happy day!
Hugs Annie

Sandra said...

Google Morning Sue and lovely blog ladies,
Wow Sue this card really does 'pop' it's fabulous, it amazes me how dimensions the flowers look even though they are flat! Very clever Sue, I love the colour richness you get from those Distress Markers too.
Hugs to all
Sandra x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card, simple but very striking. Love spiced marmalade it's such a wonderful warm colour x

greendragon said...

Lovely and summery card. Like these stamps and what you have done with them.

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love the clean crisp look of this card. It would look great in my craft room pride of place.
Poppy is still being a very well behaved little pup. She makes me laugh every day with her antics. Last night after a very heavy downpour I let her out for her final time before bed where she discovered our resident toad. She sat there patting it on the head with her paw and yapping at it to play! She was so funny.
Hugs to everyone
SueC xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, you have brought us a little ray of sunshine with this lovely card. Will keep my fingers crossed. Have a good day, Edwina

Janette MacArthur said...

Great card again today Sue - bright and fresh!
Hugs, Janette x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this and would love to win it obviously - the sky is blue and the sun is out here today - lovely - nice weather makes you feel so much better. Have a great day all Wilsonettes
Clare W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely and bright card to cheer the day.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Denise said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the colours. Thanks for sharing. Denise (mini)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Just love this card, so clean and crisp. It just pops. Yesterday's video was fantastic thank you.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marion Bull said...

What a lovely, striking card Sue and another new technique to try. Thank you
Marion B xx

Aspiring crafter said...

All things bright and beautiful! Thank you Sue!

Nicola Belshaw said...

This card is amazing. White with a splash of colour, it would brighten up anyone's day xx

TOB said...

Beautiful clean crisp card this morning just as the sun is out in Barry in S Wales. I've been really poorly but am glad to say I feel as though there is light at the end of the tunnel. Have been busy making Wedding cards and it's lovely having Sues products to use. Hope you are having some well earned rest while you are away. Would love this card in pride of place in my craft room. Hugs to all who need them (me included) Theresa x

Brenda Lello said...

Morning Sue,
Love the 'in the box technique ' it looks so effective, I shall certainly be giving this a go. Beautiful card so clean and bright - Love it!
Have a good day Sue and everyone. Love Brenda xxx

NORAH where are you? I am missing your stories about your hills and your wee boy etc etc (you get the picture) HOPE you are OK. LOL

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful and clean looking card , I just love it . love Jean Z xxx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue and all. Another stunner. Another technique I must try. I must dig out my distress markers again. I know I have some in a drawer somewhere. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Joan D said...

Beautifully clean and crisp looking card. Would frame it if I won. Xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Wow What Truly Beautiful Vibrant Amazing Colours I just Love this Card (But Love Them All)
This is a Beautiful Wednesday Gift Giveaway Card and I'm sure anyone would be thrilled to have this in there home. I just Love those Awseome Flowers Stamps from JustRite, I Love how you've masked your Flower to create a chain of Flowers, I would think this Flower is fairly easy to cut out on your post it, as it's not got any fiddly items.
I can remember when you first started using Dies and you showed us The Technique of In The Box and also Out of The Box, it's great to be reminded about this.
I really Love The Italian Die set you've used and the Inner Dies are so pretty and I've noticed they have pierced edges so they match your piercing around your Card. Awesome Flower Colours Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Barn Door from Sir Tim Lol! And the Beautiful Buttons just finish of the Flowers.
Take Great Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Hugs to All

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We have sunshine at the moment here in Sheffield so fingers crossed it may stay a while.
Today's gift is so simple, clean and is definitely a must for my 'quick and easy file'.
I can see how it can be used for many occasions; teenagers; just because; hello; and those pesky men.
I love the colour scheme you have used. It just shouts 'here I am'; beautiful.
Off now to do battle with a flower delivery shop where I ordered a flower basket to be delivered to my niece in Holland as a thank you; did they deliver what I ordered? Nothing like!!
So wish me luck.
Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We have sunshine at the moment here in Sheffield so fingers crossed it may stay a while.
Today's gift is so simple, clean and is definitely a must for my 'quick and easy file'.
I can see how it can be used for many occasions; teenagers; just because; hello; and those pesky men.
I love the colour scheme you have used. It just shouts 'here I am'; beautiful.
Off now to do battle with a flower delivery shop where I ordered a flower basket to be delivered to my niece in Holland as a thank you; did they deliver what I ordered? Nothing like!!
So wish me luck.
Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

karenlotty said...

Good luck Janet! ILOVE these stamps and have been on my wish list for a while Simple but so, so effective

scofessex said...

Morning Sue, I love this card so simple yet so effective. The colour of the flowers just pop out at you

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue
Sorry not been on for few days. I won't lower the tone as to why. :) This is a stunning card I love the marmalade distress ink it is so lovely and true to it's name in colour rich and sweet your flowers are lovely and less is more ; stunning!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I love this card. I think it is so fresh and the colours are lovely. I remember you demonstrating this technique so its lovely to have it again to follow. Have a nice day. Hugs Heather.x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the concept of this card, not so keen on these flower stamps. I would use your blooms are the rose dies.
Have a good day.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, loving the colours.
Donna Jones

Alison Couchman said...

Ooooh - I want it,I want it!!! I'm always drawn to vivid colours and this card does it for me. I also like the contrast of the flat surface of the body of the card with all the detail in the recessed centre.
Happy Birthday Jean.phillips1 - hope you have a lovely day.

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, love the simplistic look to this card but when reading how to do the bit in the middle I think I need to try this for myself! Got the flower stamp only last week, so no reason not to give it a go! Beautiful morning today, looking good, have a great day everyone in the sunshine, love Janet x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.A beautiful cheery card today! I love the bright funky flowers, adding a splash of colour!This would take pride of place in my home, as would any of your gorgeous creations!
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a truly stunning stylish card. Love the flower stamps and the summery colours used
to colour them. Anyone would be proud to own this card. To stop any fighting over it just send it to me hehe. Lol lynne m

Fur babies are definitely in my naughty book - couldn't find the fly they were chasing yesterday so sure one of them ate it YUCK. Did they stop there like heck they did, ever since they were little they would find stones in the garden, bring them into the lounge to have a good crunch on them. So after telling them off for the demise of the fly out they trotted to the garden , a short time later they both ran into the lounge and I could hear crunching noises, calling out for them to leave I came in from the kitchen to pick up the stones . What I found was 1 stone and 1 snail shell . Double YUCK. My brain processes scare me sometimes cuz as I was getting rid of their playthings!!! my thoughts ran as this - well they are half poodle- poodles originated from France didn't they- so perhaps eating snails is natural to them . What can I say, but if anyone on this blog spent time with my little b's then
you would think and act like me too!!!!.
I have just spoken to them to stress the importance of behaving like ladies , Tilly eyes have glazed over ( a frequent occurance) and Cully is looking out the window. So I guess they wont be taking any notice of me ( no change there then )

Lynda, Lindsay , June, Karen, Tres, Alison, Norah and Myra - lol and hugs from fur babies

To all have a great day hope the sun shines where you are lol x x x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card
I don't think you ever produce any
other kind they are always stunning.
Nancyd xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, this is a very striking card, and I love the technique you've used to cut out part of the circle only. Have to get my head around that but I'm sure I've seen you demo the technique, so will have a go at some time.
The colours are great and I'm sure I could find a place of honour to put it in.
Hugs, Rose

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty , i love the Buttons you have used and simplicity of your card .
Elaine H S

hollyberry said...

A bright and beautiful card that is perfect for this sunny morning.

Marion said...

Hi Sue you certainly light up our lives and this card would light up any body's mantelpiece
Marion H

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely flowers. Love this technique, it's really clever:) xx Annie P

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Today's card matches today's weather sunny (doing happy dance) was fed up of seeing rain and grey clouds.
Big day today lets hope this sofa is the correct one this time.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting Wilsonettes.
Love Tina x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow what a card - you light up all our lives with your lovely cards each day - would love to win this bright and sunny card to go onto my wall in my craft room
Carol x

Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, a very neat looking card. I really like the simplicity of the colours against the white and the lovely effect of the 'in the box' technique.

Hope the sun is shining for you all.
Pam, glad Buster has settled in and SueC enjoy watching your puppy grow.
I have three dogs back home, two of them are rescue dogs and the little one was my daughter's.
They're all so loving and I wouldn't be without them, even though it means having to go for walks come rain or shine!!!

Best wishes all,
Angela in Dubai x

Micky French said...

Gorgeous Sue so fresh looking, I would be so proud to own this card.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Oh how beautiful. You certainly "light up my life" with the stunning creations every day.
Love Val in Spain x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Love this card, so simple, clean looking and fresh. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

What a fresh zingy card.
I love the use of buttons.


Jayne S said...

Lovely clean and simple card with stricking colours , I love it.

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Lovely card, I love those stamps. But not sure whether I would use them enough. Great colour matches our,weather bright and sunny in sutherland,scotland
Hugs to all,

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
I love the white cards as you know Sue and with the flowers giving it that pop of colour it is so bright and zingy. Its a lovely card Sue and maybe just what i need the now to lift my spirits.
Sorry folks and you're going to think that i'm being really stupid, but i got a wee bit down (well a big bit actually) on reading Gail's sad news on her brother. It took me back a lot of years and i couldn't stop thinking about her and her brother. The pain that the poor man must be in and the pain that Gail is going through, i can only imagine. And then there's my hubby who can take me from top to drop in just a few words and manages it every time, so just had a bad few days, sorry.
Welcome to our WOW blog to all our new friends on both 2 and 4 legs. I hope the 4 legged friends bring their respective parents a lot of joy. More bundles of mischief to grace our mornings with their antics as they grow and become their own little personalities. Tia (a chocolate lab, so i think that says everything), because i told her she wasn't getting up on the settee, decided to go in the huff with me and turned her back on me and watched the telly. Ignored all bribes of goodies and out the back until one of the others came home. Had the school yesterday for a maths event that the wee fella was taking part in. They are teaching the children maths through the computer and come August, everyone of the 35 Secondary and 10 Primary support children will have a 10" tablet as their school bag and all home work will be done on this. Just what i need, someone else's hi tec gadgets to get broken or damaged or even worse, lost. However they are working on a pilot scheme of new way of teaching maths through the computer and Rory is leaps and bounds a head on this new style. He has completed his SQA (i think)3 and is now on 4, but 3 can't go away until next year because he is too young to have completed it. The level 3 is seemingly in old money a Credit(for all the young 20 somethings) or an O Level/grade going back to my generation. The head is saying about how wonderful it is going into the 21st century with it's tools available and how pencil and paper are old fashioned. Well they might be old fashioned but you still have them when the computer system is down or it loses all it's work because of a crash/ meltdown.
Steph, how are you since your visit to the vampire giving you blood this time. They're no canny with the needle that comes with it, that i know from past experience and it takes long enough for your arm to feel part of your body again. Thinking of you flower.
You know what is lovely about days like today? i have the back door open and all i can hear at the moment is the birds singing and chirping away. You can smell the loveliness of the countryside and with the sun out and shining, the hills are quietly sitting there as if they are so content watching what must seem like dinky toys passing at their feet. They just look so calm and at ease as if they can't be bothered by anyone or anything. What a beautiful day and i hope that where ever you are my dear friends you are having a lovely day as well. If the sun isn't out side, i hope it is in your heart and you take care until tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This card is beautiful it ticks all my boxes. A nice clean card with a hint of colour from the flowers. Will have a try at making this one as my sister would love it for her birthday. Hope the weather has improved for you and you you are having a lovely time with your mom. Take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Norah glad to see you are back, wish I was at your house, enjoying the chorus and sweet smells, but I am just takking a quick break and then flying through this Ofsted inspection and hope to enjoy each afternoon as the sun is forcast up to the weekend.


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I just adore the bright colours. I love this card. SueL x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I'm so sorry everyone but this has to be my card! I just love the simple look - always deceptive but possible to achieve with your help. No frills and fancies and such a lovely pop of colour. The ideal combination. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love this bright flowery creation, absolutely stunning
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very beautiful card.
Running very late today we had no internet this morning maybe due to last nights storm. Have a good day all take care Kitty

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and would love to win it!(who wouldn't)!

Nadine in Spain said...

I love this card! It's bright and cheery and the colours really pop against the white background. I really like the orange, red and yellow combination (so vibrant) and your "into the box" technique. Beautiful!


Anonymous said...

Nice, bright and cheerful card. Take care. Claire

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is gorgeous. I absolutely love the colors on the crisp white. Love love love it.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this clean and simple card with its zingy pop of colour. Crossing the Irish Sea on our way to Chelsea flower show as part of team staging a large exhibit on behalf of the National Association of Flower Arrangement societies, wish us luck
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Lacelady said...

Wow, this one is zingy - interesting way you cut out the circle, it wouldn't have occurred to me to do it that way, I think I'd have cut out the circle, and applied the flowers (having made them on another piece of card). Just goes to show!

Denise Hancock said...

hi Sue beautiful spring like card
Denise x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ...happy crafting ....x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Oh this is simply stunning. What a beautiful card - I just love it. I could look at it all day and am sure I will too. I will keep popping back to this one.
Thank you Sue - it's fabulous.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card today, love those flowers and the vibrant colours. Hope you have a lovely day with your Mom.
Pam hugs to you and Buster, he sounds a darling.
Gail C sending love, hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Norah so glad that you are back, your hills sound beautiful, and you must be so proud of Rory and his maths achievement.
Steph and Tina hope you are feeling better, gentle hugs to you both.
Lynne m your fur babies tale made me chuckle, I can just imagine Tilly's glazed eyes and Cully's indifference, hope they behave today. Hugs to you all.
Lindsay congratulations on foal no 5, Fiona is a lovely name and she sounds so cute. Hope you and Fauna are feeling better.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, just love this card, so clean and crisp, I remember you doing this technique some time ago, out of the box and into the box, with Spellbinders dies and I think it was car stamps that you used! Anyway this card is beautiful, anyone would be honoured to receive it. Take care everyone, Jess x

Diane said...

A very pretty card today Sue very simple and effective. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

Erica said...

A lovely bright card Sue.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Such a lovely fresh looking card today.
Hope you and your Mom are enjoying your time together.
Have a good day everyone.
Susi x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I love this kind of card, they are so versatile, a deffinate must try, i have not got these stamps but i have something similar.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Glennis said...

Another fantastic card - I love how the flowers'pop'

Janhass said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card for a beautiful Wednesday morning. I just love the justrite flower stamp, it's on my wish list which might I add is growing daily. Have a great day everyone. :-)

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

A fab card today- has that summery feel. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. Glorious one at that.

This is lovely, so clean and fresh.

Would love to win it. But good luck to all. Hugs. Jan. xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Another gorgeous card. Love the brightness and simplicity of it.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love the bright colours xx hazel

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Clean and fresh with I think a contemporary look given by the stitched flowers and buttons.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A simply stylish card today...I love the colours and the sentiment is all adds up to a very contemporary card.

Love Sheila xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Such a clean look to this card, like the stitched flowers.

Aquarius said...

Wow those flowers certainly do pop - beautiful

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning all. I love this tequnique but am yet to try it must get myself I to gear and have a go at it, thanks for the inspiration as always Sue, you keep my mind whirring even when I'm feeling sad.
Norah it's so good to have you back, we all have our down days, your boy sounds like he is doing so well you must be so proud of him. Lynne, those naughty girls, I won't tell you my dogs favourite food, just remember I have lots of horses!
Cameeli sounds like your ofsted visit is going well will be keeping my fingers crossed. Pam buster sounds great as does poppy Sue, just enjoy the days with them (or whe you get to see them in pams case). Steph hope you are ok after yesterday. June thanks so much for your wishes. I woke at seven this morning to find no 6 was with us, she had him sometime between 5 & 6 this morning, another long legged baby, Sue a picture is on it's way, just waiting for him to dry off! He is named Finn three of my pupils named him, and hopefully that is us finished for this year, just need to microchip them and passport them and sell them. However fauna was not good again this morning and the vet has been in again to tube her to clear the obstruction, we are going to try leaving her out at night and see if that is any better, he is also going to show me how to tube her if it needs doing again to save on his bill! Well better get on the sun is shining and it's even warm enough for a t shirt today, love and hugs to all xxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Really like today's card,style,colour are perfect.Would love to win to it.
Love Angela x

Kate's Cards said...

I love it Sue, pop of colour is just about right! Popping it away in my defective memory bank!

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I love this card it is so bright. Hope you are enjoying your time with your Mom and family.
Lovely to see Norah back take care honey and know that everyone has missed you and you have a whole family here wishing you well.
To everyone who needs a hug please accept one from me. Have a great day and hope the sun is shining where you are Helen xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love how the coloured flowers stand out from the white.

This card is a very pretty card that would definitely stand out amongst others.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the fresh, bright colours of the flowers. Very striking against the white card.
Best wishes to all.

Susan McG

Elaine Sabey said...

Hi Sue
I love the stitched flowers on this card and also the vibrant colours. You have changed the way I craft, watching your videos gives me lots of ideas to experiment.
Love Elaine x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Another card for me to try out, I love the stitched flowers and the colours you have used are so warm and vibrant. A perfect design for someone who likes a less 'fussy' look.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely suuny card today, good luck to all, I won a card a couple of weeks ago and it was gorgeous. Have a great day Hugs Elaine x

Sonia Jones said...

This card is so pretty! I love it and those flowers are simply gorgeous. Hugs to all Sonia x

Mary said...

Hi Sue,how are you? This is a lovely card, so fresh & spring like! The sentiment is lovely & can be used for all occasions. From, Mary XXX

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card today using those lovely stitched flowers. The colours you have used are really bright and warm looking just like the gorgeous day it is here in West Sussex.
Lesley S

Wendy Perkins said...

I love the freshness and simplicity of todays card Sue and would love to win it. Good luck to everyone and thanks for sharing xx

Carole Ballsom said...

Beautiful as ever, your cards light up my life daily

CraftyJo said...

Perfect! I love everything about this and appreciate the detailed description too, thanks.

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely fresh unfussy card. I would never have thought of this in a month of Sundays. You are such a clever lady.
Much love as usual, Jo xx

Emily said...

Very pretty card. Like the buttons on the flowers.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Stunning card once again, think I will have to consult a thesaurus to get some new words! Wishing everyone good days :D

jane stillman said...

Wow! what a striking card. The flowers set against the white is fabulous xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Another beautiful card here Sue, sooo bright and beautiful again.

Chaffinch said...

A lovely card for a lovely sunny day - most welcome. I will have to give this layering up set-up in an aperture on some of my cards - will have to use different dies and stamps though as I don't own these ones.

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, really agree this is a striking card. So different from your usual style but like you say it is good to mix things up a bit.
ElizabethS x

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Sue, just love it. Colours are so vibrant, beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Sue, just love it. Colours are so vibrant, beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Sue, just love it. Colours are so vibrant, beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Sue, wow i love the card! it's stunning! thanks for the inspiration. Thanks to for the link to that fab blog too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes.
WOW. Talk about beauty that just POP's straight out at you when the picture loads, its amazing Sue. Fresh and bright - just like the Lancashire weather today !
I remember you showing this into, out of the box technique with Debbie some months ago. I reackon my brain is still out of its box cuz I just dont think it could manage It ! I have that show recorded now the instructions, so will my brain get into its box and help me out a tad please !!
Lyn. That story about the stones and their eyes made me smile as did pups adventure with the frog, Cassie noticed her reflection in the oven door for the first time earlier - not keen on her looks and went crazy ! Maybe she thinks we're hiding another in there ! Talk about territorial ! Maybe her brain should get into its box too !
Anyway, id be a very lucky lady if I was chosen to receive this W.O.W but I send luck to each of you.

Have a wonderful day wherever in the world you are.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Beth T said...

Love this card!! The colors are wonderful, and the design is simple. You always show us that by just going a little bit further by adding details and layers you can make a huge difference. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your time in the US--somehow it's fun to know you are on this side of the ocean!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Fabulous card today. Love the bright flowers. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

samantha wade said...

Hi, really love this clean and bright card, hope it can come and live with me, your so good at changing it up, hats off,xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful, bright and cheerful card today it matches our weather here in the Lake District, warm and sunny!!

Norah so wonderful to know that you are back with us, do remember lovely lady a trouble shared is a trouble halved.

Gentle hugs to Steph and Tina hope you are feeling a little better.

Thinking of you Cameeli hope all is going well.

Special hugs to all the caring Wilsonettes with animals large and small.

Warm wishes and hugs to all who need them.

Margaret corgi owner

RIP Stephen Sutton a wonderfully kind, brave and inspirational young man.

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Myra from florida said...

Great idea. Wish there was a video for this cause I've got to really think about what you actually did. Pretty, though. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the clean and simple look of this card. The flowers are so bright and cheerful, just like today's weather!
Veronique L

Rachel Taylor said...

So very pretty ! Love it
Crafty hugs Rachel x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card for someone to own. Beautiful flowers colours and love the buttons finishes the card off beautifully
Take care
Hazel G xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow this card really pops, with the stitched flowers in pretty colours. I'd be really honoured to own this card. Hugs to Pam. Glad to see your musings today Norah, and that you can see your hills. Steph I hope your feeling better today as well. Hugs to all from sunny Witney.

SusanP, Kent said...

Love these Stitched Flowers and the technique you've used to incorporate them with the circle. I remember one of your videos demonstrated 'into the box'. Gorgeous colours and the buttons make great centres.

Leanne said...

Lovely card!

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very bright and cheerful card today, love the flowers. xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Bright and cheery!

barbiepinkfairy said...

Bright and cheery!

Virginia Davey said...

very fresh and clean looking card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for explaining how to cut the die out without cutting through the stamped images - you make it sound really easy. Love the card.
Beverley W

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous creation. Love the use of only white and a little splash of color(s).

Hugs from Finland,

Jane said...

o I like this one very crisp and bright clean cut.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back, Norah, love to hear about your Ochils - hope you're feeling up again.
Jean Phillips - happy birthday!

'P' in Wales

Sue Crease said...

Sue, love this clean and simple card. You are so right about the splash of colour making it pop.

Sue. C

Jan.moogie said...

Wow stunning card today Sue.xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue what a splash of colour on a lovely pristine white, love the die. im like the rest of the ladies I would love to win it..Yvonne xxx

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card,very striking and colourful.
Helen Bx

ang said...

Lovely card, nicebright and cherry angxx

Chris Curry said...

Finally got round to looking at your card Sue, and as usual a beautiful card. Very striking. Will definitely have to try this technique. Thank you. xx

Karen Drew said...

What a fresh and sunny card. Colours are fab
Karen xx

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous card Sue! I love the pop of colour from the flowers & would be proud to have this beautiful card hanging on my craftroom wall. So inspiring :-) Theresa x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi all crafting friends! What a lovely card for a lovely day.
Beautiful here too in sunny Lancashire!
This card is so elegant ,crisp and clean and would suit so many people. I remember you demonstrating the tecniques on C&C. So many lovely things to practise. Not having a good week so far as crafting is concerned - no spare time!
Theresa sorry you have been really poorly glad you back with us x
Maggie - if you win - Sue will put a big bow on it before she sends it . Lol x
Janet - hope shopkeeper and yourself came to an amical agreement! Very annoying when things like that happen.
Pat and the team - all the very best for Chelsea.
Lindsay - congrats on fifthe foal - Im sure they look gorgeous. x
Lynne - they'll be demanding garlic butter on the snails next! x
Norah - I think you were more than a wee bit down. You were missed - we need to hear about your hills and the lovely pictures you paint for us. Take care x
Had to stop as blackbird hit window - covered him with a clean J cloth. Hope he survives !
Love to all, Myra
Gail sending love x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue, great crisp,vibrant card I love it.I must try and do the out of the box technic ,love the colours.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Janet - was meant to be an amicable agreement! x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a super bright card today, it's lovely. I don't have the stitched flower stamps but have plenty of others to try it with. I love both the 'into the box' and the 'out of the box' technique. I remember one of your first demo's when you cut a Red Indian (sorry, should that be Native American?) out of the box and I had to re-wind the video several times to make sure I fully understood :-) Once I got it, I tried myself and it is much easier to do than it looks. Thanks for reminding me.

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has to be in my top five favourite cards ever. I would love to win this card.
Love the colours against the white background and am liking those stamps.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew!
Well sue what can I say about this card? Appart from blooming marvelous lol. The colours just pop and I love the stamp. If I buy anymore tho my cupboard will explode!!! Lol then it'll probably sit in there for a year is do before I get round to using it!! Lol
Love an hugs
Tracy from killie xx

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue and all family in florida love this card absolutely, its so clean and refreshing a card anyone would be thrilled to win, i love the flower colours as well

Anne Taylor said...

Love this card and the colours I would love to win it, will be trying this x

Susan White said...

Hello Sue - love those stamped flowers, and the colours that you have used are so stunning! Someone will be a lucky winner and I hope it's me!!! Thanks Susan x

Nuttynanny said...

Hi Sue
I love this card its so bright and fresh, looks beautiful.

Take care

Eileen L.

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely fresh looking card and great colours too. Looking forward to the next batch of dies and stamps

Laura O said...

this is a fab the striking colours of the flowers even though as you say the card is mostly white .Laura O

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

Just a beautiful card, a lovely clean crisp fresh looking card and like everyone else I would love to win it. Beautiful weather today and I hope everyone enjoys it.

Hugs to all who need them

Nanny B

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

Now this card has impact!!It takes talent to achieve such simplicity, and you have it in spades.

Heather West

Janice K said...

A beautiful, bright, cheerful and modern design.x

Janice K said...

A beautiful, bright, cheerful and modern design.x

Anne Crawford said...

Love this bright and cheerful card! I really like the in the box, I remember Sue when you demoed this one with the daisy stamps, ihad a go at it and was quite pleased at the results.
Hugs to all xo

Craftycatty said...

I agree, the pop of colour is great against the white background.

Lisbeth said...

What a lovely card - beautiful in it's simplicity. I have this stamp set and must try the technique myself. It also reminds me to get your DVD out again as this technique is featured on there too. It will probably encourage me to re-visit some of the other techniques on there.


Donna Golby said...

Beautiful card. What a refreshing colour palette.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
what a lovely fresh looking card
today Sue, wish I had the stitched
flowers,will put them on my list,
hope everyone has been ok today.
From Christine C and Ella

Theresa Pace said...

pretty card. i really like it. sometimes you don't feel like ornate cards and this does the job perfectly xx

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