Monday, 9 June 2014

All Our Best Wishes

 Hello my crafty friends!  Another card that shows the "Peek-a-boo" technique, but this time with a slight twist.  I started by stamping the Woven Leaves stamp that matches the Spanish Collection on to periwinkle card using a black archival ink.  I stamped it again, but this time on to coconut white card.  On the blue copy, I used the Granada die insert to cut a design out of the card.  Now the twist comes in that this time I decided I wanted to see what it would look like if they were mounted, not directly on top of each other but rather lining them up with mounting foam between them.  I really like the look but it is harder to see the whole design of the image this way.  I think it causes you to look longer at it though so that is fine.  I used the Grand Rectangle dies to create both a white and a black frame for the image.  I used the dies that were within the inner cut out and the outer cut out sizes to emboss into my frame for a bit of detail (I love doing this).  To add some embellishment to the card, I went with the Faux Quilled blooms in white, Fern Trio and the Faux Quilled Leaves and added them top and bottom in opposite corners.  By the way, these have just come back into stock so you should be able to find them at your local retailers now.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and added a black jute twine bow as an accent.  I finished the card with a pierced mat layer, then a thin blue mat followed by a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x 9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Stunning card, Sue, lovely.
Steph, my daily hug to you via Margaret (thank you)
Cameeli and Julie, hope the eyes are improving and that Julie had a spiffing birthday.
Norah, Alison hope today is a better day.
Big hugs to all who want or need one. Have a good day.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Dear Sue and all the crafty crew,
WOW!! really loving this, its just so very pretty!! The woven leaves and faux quilled leaves a re just so lovely!!

Special hugs for Pam and Sandra, Margaret, Steph, Norah, and Mrs B.
Its going to be a sunny day and hopefully a brighter week all round.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Dear Sue and all the crafty crew,
WOW!! really loving this, its just so very pretty!! The woven leaves and faux quilled leaves a re just so lovely!!

Special hugs for Pam and Sandra, Margaret, Steph, Norah, and Mrs B.
Its going to be a sunny day and hopefully a brighter week all round.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What an original card - I love it.
I can imagine this technique used on a wall hanging
Pat x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fantastic card, love that technique and of course I just love the periwinkle card. Love Jean xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning and very crafty, love the colours and the design, a true winner for me. Well done Sue. xx

Debra Denman said...

Good morning Sue
A very beautiful card. The flower spray in the corner is gorgeous
Debra x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a stunning card so pretty. Have a good day all and take care . Kitty

Nadine in Spain said...

Lovely card, Sue. I like this technique and the embossed frame. The quilled flowers and leaves are so delicate yet being flat they post beautifully.

Nadine x

Donna Golby said...

Impressive technique. Have used this with the calabria die and it is wow. I also love the look of the willed leaves and blooms.
Thanks for showing us such an inspirational card.
Have a lovely day

Rosalind McLellan said...

Good morning Sue,

This is a very pretty card and I love the flowers and leaves.

Roz x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the periwinkle card and the faux quilled flowers and leaves. The framing really draws your eyes to the focal element.
Sue xxx

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Eemeli said...

Oh no! Once again those totally amazing-looking lac(e)y flowers!
I gotta have that die! Fabulous creation and beautiful overall.
Have a great day.

Hugs from Finland,

Anonymous said...

Morning sue another stunner of a card.
Nancy's xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Blue and white with a twist - great technique and lovely card. Thanks Sue

Muriel x

Muriel Kelly said...

Blue and white with a twist - great technique and lovely card. Thanks Sue

Muriel x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love the stamp and the periwinkle is a beautiful colour.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a very clever technique. I love the way you have raised the blue layer. Makes you want to peep inside to see the image below! Please would you do a video on how you emboss these gorgeous frames you make. Love them! The flowers and leaves are stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty, love the colour and the flowers and leaves are terrific. xx

PharmacyMichele said...

What a beautiful card, the flowers & leaves look lovely against the coloured background.


Micky French said...

Lovely card sue, a lovely technique will have to try it
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW what a stunning card I love this technique and it looks great in these colours. I have these flowers and leaves and I put them on everything. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
This is so pretty, I think I'll have a go at this technique myself.
Love to you, your mum and friends,
and all the blog ladies.
Maureen xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, this is a clever technique and tricks the eye into looking further, thanks for sharing. Love the blue, so pretty. X

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
A really beautiful card, loving the colours and te stamped image. Those faux quilled leaves and flowers set it off, very delicate and not over powering.
Dawn Searle xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I don't know how you keep coming up with all these ideas. You are an inspiration. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous lol! Love the design its so clever what you have done and you have to look really closely to see it as from a distance it just looks like you have stamped only on the Blue card. Love it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card.

ellyscard creatief said...

This is a very pretty card.
Love the leaves and flowers.
Gr Elly

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue , what a fab card .
The stamping and the die cutting together give a lovely effect.
Don't need to say anything about those flowers- just lovely!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another gorgeous card, the periwinkle colour is gorgeous and I'm loving the 'offset' die-cuts, and the flowers and leaves are so pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Real beauty, love flowers and leaves xxx

Joan D said...

What a stunning card Sue. I really had to study it to see what you meant . Very clever technique xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is a fantastic technique and I love the way you do the frame. Love these quilled flowers they are a really useful die, especially if you need to post a card. Have a great week everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card! I love the peek a boo , so clever! I have the leaves and flowers
( they were my first buy from your range ) and I adore using them, I have the floral stamp that can be used with my Valencia die , I wonder if that would work? must have a look at that .
Anyway I'm off to Torridon for our once a month Craft Day ,so I'd better go and get prepared, have a good day everyone.
Hugs to all xo

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, you are just so clever.
Best wishes to everyone,
Gail C x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, pretty floral embellishment. Loving your frame too.
Donna Jones

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another gorgeous card with a very clever tecnique I must try. The flowers and leaves are so pretty and I love the way you've die cut where you've stamped it gives a lovely effect.
Hugs x
Heather T

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card the pretty blue matches the blue sky I can see out of the window. I really like the frame made with the dies sets it off so nicely.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card. I think your blooms and leaves are beautiful and they make such a statement on this card. The blue and white always looks lovely. Never tried this technique must have ago. Could you do a video on how you make the frames for your cards. Will keep my fingers crossed lol.
Thank you for another stunning creation.
Take Care.
Denise x

Diane said...

Wow Sue another stunner. I understood what you meant when the close ups came! You are going to be selling out of that periwinkle card soon as it is such a pretty colour. Love the flowers and leaves too. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - the peekabo, frame and those leaves of course! Just divine.

Well the shelves went up yday thanks to hubby - there was a bit of cursing and wearing by him at one point but I gave him some female 'advice', although unwanted by him at the time, and the the mission was duly accomplished - theyre even straight and level - so now I need to get sorting - could take a while me thinks.

Hot n humid here today - storms later and 26C forecast - thats 79F - stay cool Wisonettes
Clare W

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. How gorgeous is this. You amaze me with your talent.
Love Val in Spain x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card again , i so like the Flower and leaf dies
Take Care
Elaine H X

Marion Bull said...

Gorgeous card, especially the flowers and leaves! This would make a lovely picture.
Marion B xx

Anonymous said...

Really interesting and effective technique, Sue, a new twist again!
Love the embellishments!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I just love this pretty card and the techniques you have used. The frame , stamp, leaves, flowers not forgetting that gorgeous periwinkle card all make the card so very stunning.
Love Lesley S

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Sue Dunn said...

Good. Or ing Sue. I. Ant see the picture well enough to see the white layer. I would like to see the card in real life. I live he periwinkle colour. Xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We have sunshine to start the week so fingers crossed that it might stay around for a little while.
Sue today's gift is definitely a piece of art and should be hung in a prominent place for all to see!!
There is no way this should be placed in an envelope and given over to the rough hands of the postal/carrier services.
I love the colouring today and a really big big thank you for the tip that the quilled flowers and trio leaves are back in stock. I've been searching for these for ages so once again a very big thank you.
Crafting day for me (ah blessed peace and quiet) washing in the wash tub just waiting for Mr Tesco to deliver then it's away with my GC/glue/papers and sparkles!!
Alison hope your kitchen is now feeling better and that all family pets and you of course are rested. Note to Steph - All right young lady - you have been absent long enough so come on back to your Wilsonette Sisters who miss you. Perhaps you can formulate an escape plan soon when all is well!!!
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Alison Couchman said...

I'm sure I'm not the only one to be grateful to you for sharing all your inspirational ideas and techniques Sue. This is another fantastic idea and so pretty.
Many of us have to snatch bits of time for crafting and that doesn't always leave much time for experimenting with new techniques - or not for me anyway. Thank you for your generosity Sue.

gwen70 said...

Love this one Sue , such a gorgeous colour you have used

Victoria said...

Interesting technique Sue - very pretty. I like the 'framed' aspect of this card. It's perfect for mounting on the wall, and a great keepsake for a special occasion.

doreenj said...

Wow, Sue, deffinately a card for a special occasion!!!

Doreen x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Lovely card and great technique. Love the periwinkle and I always love seeing your beautiful flowers. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love periwinkle/white combo. I love the depth you get from mounting them as you have, very clever, I will try that. Since getting the periwinkle card a couple of weeks ago I haven't stopped using it : ) I finally managed to order the Faux Quilled Leaves and the Classic Roses from Joanna Sheen on Friday. The leaves have been out of stock everywhere for ages so I am delighted: )
Pam, my daily hug to you.
Julie, hope the eyes are improving, and you too Cameeli.
Norah, I hope you are ok, not sure how to take your frog comment yesterday.
Sending hugs to all in need.
Have a good day everyone. Take care.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, as you say you have to look at the pictures very closely to see what you have done but it makes a very nice effect, love from Jackie D

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,love the colour.
Marion H

karenlotty said...

This is a lovely card and the stamp is gorgeous and it's a very clever technique I haven't got this particular die I have one of the other Spamish ones (minds gone blank now as the name!) but will give it a go My mind is racing with ideas! Eg using the same patterned paper twice to create an embossed effect, same pattern different colours etc (it's the cd rom crafter coming out in me!), one in sepia and one in colour! I'll let you know how it goes

Anonymous said...

Whoa!! This is a card that takes some thought!! I love it I don't think I'll copy it,I won't copy a Van Gogh but I still like to look. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the colours. I adore those faux quilled flowers and leaves, must look at getting them, they are so pretty

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue love the colours and flowers ..
Happy crafting...x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a clever card. Love the colour and the quilled flowers too. Best wishes

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning, love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,Beautiful card so different love it , Jean Z xx

tracy w said...

hi sue
another stunning card love the colour card and the flowers are stunning to thank you tracy w x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another fantastic card, and the technique used is clever, I think we need a video on this one Sue that would be so helpful.
The blooms die is the first one of your dies that I got and it's used so often along with the leaves.
Have a good day.

nuttinanni said...

A very ornate elegant card hugs Cheryl xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the stamp and how you layered one above the other, and my favourite flowers and the periwinkle card, I really love it
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow this card is stunning what a beautiful colourful card, just love the technique and of course this lovely faux quilled leaves.
Carol x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the quilled flowers , leaves and ferns. I have the leaves and will now get the flowers! Still not a convert of black I'm afraid although I do like the card.
Lynda, you can use Sue's embossing folders on an EBosser - I'll work out the plate combination and let you know what it is later in the day. You get a fabulous emboss especially with Sue's tip about spritzing first!
Kitchen is drying out thank you but Scamp the cat is in hiding! Off to buy dishwasher now so can't stay long. Love to everyone Alisonxxxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Stunning card today. I think the frames set of the design so well. The quilled blooms I just love. Another winner Sue. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card , love the peek-a-boo technique. The flowers and leaves are brilliant. I use my faux quilled leaves dies all the time . The frame of black and white gives the card the look of a picture. Overall just fantastic. Lol lynne m x x x

Great start to the day , shopping arrived while putting it away managed to drop cans of beer I got for hubby and they spilt a fountain all over the kitchen. Then to top that putting container of gravy granules in the cupboard and that decided to jump back out and go everywhere. Trying to keep poochies out of the way whilst I cleaned up wasn't easy as they were like wriggly worms. Hubby when I told him what happened said don't touch anything else in case you break it!!! Blooming cheek . Oh well, me and poochies are going to put our feet/paws up now and have 40 winks. It will be garden patrol later as hubby put more plants out and I'm sure the pesky poochies have remembered where they all are.

Lol and massive hugs to all my friends here on the bestest blog ever x x x x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, it took a while for all the instructions to sink it but wow, what a design. Thank you for sharing, take care, Jess x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi sweet, sounds like you have gremlins in the kitchen too. Lol lynne & fur babies x x x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is such a gorgeous card today !! I really love it all, it is stunning !! You have used the Periwinkle blue card which is one of my favourite colours at the moment. I just can't seem to put it down. I am even making a "new baby boy" card with it to as it is such a beautiful shade of blue !! The peek-a-boo technique looks fab with the top layer raised with foam pads. Like you say it definitely draws the eye in to look at it in more detail !! Your stamp is beautiful (another one for my wish list.) Thankfully I have the Granada die, it is gorgeous Sue, I really love it. I love the frames you have made to. I make frames all the time with my grand square dies. I have the grand rectangle dies to but have not yet used them very much, but I will now I have realised how beautifully they frame your Spanish collection !! I think using black card for your smallest rectangle frame on this card has really made this card come to life. I love your leaves and flowers to Sue, they are so beautiful. I finally managed to order your faux quilled blooms dies at the weekend and I can't wait for them to arrive. I have been searching for these for ages, they have been out of stock everywhere !! Thank you so much Sue for all your hard work to bring us all these stunning cards on a daily basis. It is very much appreciated. Even when I am having a really bad day, if I can manage to just look at your daily card it always makes me smile and fills me with joy !! Lots of love and hugs to you Sue love Tres x x x

To all the wonderful Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has a lovely day today. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this card is so very pretty, the leaves and flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this technique, it looks truly stunning. Have a lovely day with your Mom.
My daily hug to Pam, Cameeli, Julie, Sandra, Tres and Lindsay.
Steph missing you and sending gentle hugs via Margaret (thank you)
Alison your poor kitchen, glad you got it sorted fairly quickly and hope your poor cat has recovered and dries out.
Jean D hugs to you and Gary.
Myra hope you have had a good sleep and back on top form after your hectic weekend.
Norah hope you are feeling better, I too was puzzled by your frog comment. hope your hills are bathed in sunshine, gentle hugs to you.
Lynne hope your neuralgia is improving, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Lynda glad that Annie is OK, hugs to you, Annie an Bambi.
Tina thinking of you, gentle hugs to you.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes who are in pain or sad.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

June Horrocks said...

A very pretty card sue love the leaves and flowers can you imagine receiving that card !!!!wow !!!! love to steph and all my crafty friends June xxc

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is a cracker of a card. So much going on to keep one's interest and the delicate colour really helps it not to be overwhelming. I must try out that framing technique. Your faux quilled flowers and leaves are my definite favourites and I always love seeing them on your cards. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Love todays card, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Loving the colour and the flowers. Great design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another fabulously designed card and I love the colours and how you have used the stamp and your die.. Not long now before you are back on our screens...can't wait to see what you are bringing dies possibly?

Love Sheila xx

nannapat said...

Gorgeous design, a beautiful blue and those fab quilled flowers and leaves. Perfection!! Pat x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care. Claire

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a really bonnie card and as you say different. I think i might get one of your stamps to try this technique out on. I love the colours as each is just right to enhance the other parts to the card. Just need to get the faux leaves and i am all set.
Cameeli, i buy a yellow rose plant for when a friend dies and give it to their family so that they know i will not forget the friendship that i had with their loved one. How is the eye pressure doing? I do hope that it is going down and back to nearer normal.
Brenda - Banish him to the hills? I feel like clobbering the greetin' faced, grumpy auld git. No, we still have a poisonous toad here who i wish one of his poisonous darts would misfire back into himself.
Maria, Antihistamine cream or neat alcohol might take away the itch for you.
Alison, What have you got against that poor wee cat? Abuse...he's going to leave home and find somewhere that will love him and not do bad things at gilding flake him, bath him, drown him with the dishwasher (i think you might be off the cats Christmas list for presents). I hope that you didn't get hurt when you slipped though.I never even though to take that saying literally until i seen my son yesterday. It came stoatin' it down up here so badly that when he came back from the park with his friends, you could have wrung the 4 of them out the were sodden. It honestly looked like they had went swimming with all their clothes on.
Gail flower i am so keeping crossed whatever will cross for your beloved brother. I do hope that they can help and give him a better fighting chance. You are in my thoughts and prayers at the moment with Tina. Please take this time to make sure he knows just how much he means to you, i never got that chance, so please take it.
Anne, hope you had a great day at your craft club.
Clare, your shelves up in your craft room will make a big difference to how much more things you can buy:)
Lynne, i'm great at the game of dropsie and i too can get beautiful soda fountains If i'm really good. Hope fur babies 40 winks are longer than yours though, as daddies little precious princesses might not be his favourites if they play hunt the plant.
Janet, i'm up for forming an escape committee to hatch our Steph from the evil doctor and his plans for world domination by taking us out of action one at a time.The funny voice has left me now so back to normal, as i don't know what came over me there.
One of our ladies married her prince charming, but had kissed a few frogs along the way, and i said that i think i had still married the wrong frog as he hadn't turned into my prince charming. Well yesterday was the day from hell with my poisonous wee frog. But on a brighter note, after all the rain that we have had, my hills are looking so beautiful with their lush green on them and the various colours of the heathers and bracken shining through. We have one of Andy Scot's sculpture at the roundabout at the top of the Tullibody bypass and that is what i seen shining against the hills this morning on going for milk. I am going to try and get a picture of it so that i can get the wee fell to upload it for me. Will keep you up to date on progress.
Have a lovely day everyone, i hope that the sun shining on you and if not let it shine out of you. Gentle hugs to our fragile friends for whatever reason,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah at the Costa de Glenochil

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW just stunning card here today Sue. I love it.

Helen Barker said...

Great eye catching technique and a very pretty card.
Helen Bx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love it, takes some studying :)

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Oh this is so beautiful love the colours so peaceful and the flowers and foliage are super, I use mine daily, simply cannot keep them in their file, I love them.

Cameeli do hope your eye is progressing if your appointment does not come soon why not try the local vet, you can get appointments much quicker there!Also I have had very good advice from then in the past, truly.

To those very kind people, I will pass one all your lovely messages to Steph.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam, Cameeli, Steph and Tina.

Margaret corgi owner

Lacelady said...

Another stunner, yet again Sue. Boy, would I love your collection of dies!

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card, great technique & lovely flowers.

Susan McG x

Jeanie said...

Morning Sue WOW !! Gorgeous card and love the frame technique and stamp .
I will go back and have another read later love it

Jeanie said...

Morning Sue WOW !! Gorgeous card and love the frame technique and stamp .
I will go back and have another read later love it

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card using your lovely dies.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card, colour combo and stamps/dies. Those quilled blooms/leaves are just gorgeous. Call me stupid but I don't quite follow what you have done, perhaps a video on the technique of stamping/cutting out/lining up?? would be really good. Some of your fans seem to know exactly what you have done, others (like me) are still not sure......
BUT the card itself is stunning - the frame is great!
Hugs, Rose

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Good morning all crafty friends!
Sue, what a truly awesome card! I love everything about it and the super close-up photos really show it off. In real life it must be truly gorgeous. You are so clever - I don't have those dies or the stamp but will try to use what I have. I do have the flower and fern dies and they are just great.
Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens again!
Having said that I hope the weather improves before you get here !
Julie - I posted very late last night - but I do hope you had a lovely Birthday, sorry was late. x
Alison - I'm sure the cat will forgive you , although it may take time! Enjoy your new dishwasher - mine is 15 years old and according to engineer living on borrowed time! x
Steph, sending love - we need you to come home - there are some on this blog already planning The Great Escape - with you in the lead role! x
Lynne - hope that nasty neuralgia is going away!
June - thanks I had a good sleep but still tired! I guess it's called getting older! x
Anne - pleased the golf went well . We have to blame something!
Well, our guests left to go home to Godalming around 10 30am! Hope it doesn't rain all the way ! Got crafting with children after school today so will need to buck up a bit.
Must go, love to everyone - special hugs if you are sad or suffering x
Love Myra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovey card - I really like the blue card.
Beverley W

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovey card today sue, , I have the leaves and flower dies and love them, I use them on everything lol. Crafty hugs Julie xx

Hi crafty ladies thank you for all your kind birthday wishes,
I had the best day ever, my daughter booked me a photo shoot, I hate my photo being taken, so I didn't really want to go, but I did, so my husband Lee and my son and my grandson who is one all went, my daughters husband is in the army, he has done Afghanistan and now they will be moving away to Cyprus on the 4th of July, so will only get to see them on the computer, as I cannot fly due to my illness, I will only see my grandson When they fly back here, so she wanted me to have photos of him and us as a family, anyway I had the best day ever I can't stop smiling lol
Crafty hugs to everyone who's ill or just not having a good day love Julie xxxx

Terry Owen said...

Ohhhh blue again and I still haven't got myself any periwinkle card. I really really must change that soon because I just love these cards Sue

Thank you so much for being so generous with your ideas

Heather Rogers said...

Gorgeous Sue. I love it the blue is stunning!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Vick said...

Hi and Good Afternoon Sue,
Well, weirdly enough my BFF was showing me all her dies yesterday and we emphasised how much we loved the leaves and flowers etc and here they are on your card today!! AND i was cooing over the Periwinkle stack of card she had, lol, i don't normally like blues but i've said it a ton of times in posts to you that i LOVE it!!! its stunning and really stands out from the crowd, a must have!!
Well we are having a thunder and lightning storm here at the moment hope its nice where you are hun! Have a lovely day whatever you are doing, hugs, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Joanna Dickson said...

Good afternoon Sue and all the wilsonettes wherever you are.
It's very wet today in Blackpool but what a ray of sunshine this beautiful card is. I love it. It probably sounds like I say this all the time but everyday there's something new which gets the creative juices flowing. I would love to be able to inspire people the way you do.

To all the wilsonettes. Have the best day possible. Hope North is feeling better. Lots of love from a very tired Jo xx

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
OOOH what an amazing card, just love the colour. The stamp is very detailed and exquisite. I love it.
Amanda x

Susan White said...

Very clever card Sue - a new technique to me, so thanks for sharing! Susan x

Laura O said...

wow Sue this is stunning ,a fab idea .Laura O

fame01 said...

Hi Sue Gosh what a card really so stunning . hugs sarah xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful as always Sue, the peek a boo technique is great, I did the first one you showed us with the Italian collection and was pleased with the results, this one looks great as usual the photographs help us see what you have done,
Hugs to June, Pam, Norah, Tres, Cameeli, Alison, Karen, Margaret and Steph, Lynne hope you got some rest before you went on flower patrol, take care all got to go and clean some more tack, six bridles done one more to go then the saddles, why do I do it I ask myself, I'm sure I would have far more time for crafting, however I do love my horses and the foals are growing so well now xxxxx

rachel said...

a real stunning card Sue - I especially love the flowers and leaves - stunning xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card. A very clever technique with a stunning effect.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful card Sue. I also love embossing into a frame as you have done with your Grand Rectangles. I do this often for added interest. Your twist on the peek-a-boo technique looks wonderful, but I have a feeling that I'd go cross-eyed lining up two images! I love your Faux Quilled Blooms more every time I see them which is why I've given in and bought them!

Virginia Davey said...

what a different card very pretty and very cleverly done. Like the blue card you used.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, You've Done It Yet Again!
Another Awesome, Elegant, Opulent, Rich Looking Card I Just love The Periwinkle Card and I so Love
The Woven Leaves Stamp, I have this one it's just so pretty, and extremely useful. I Love how you've stamped your image onto Periwinkle Card then also stamped onto Coconut White Card, love how you have cut out your image using The Fabulous Granada Die, then using Mounting Foam to give your Card Lift, when taking a closer look at The Fabulous Photography you can clearly see that your Stamps Line up, I really Love The Frame Image which I use all the time since you brought it to us on a Video where you explained it so clearly, I Love The Faux Quilled Blooms and Leaves and The Bow and Twine.
Sue This is a Extremely Stunning Beautiful Card I Love The Colours, Thank You For Sharing, For The Tips, Techniques, and The Briiliant Photography and Breakdown, Thanks for the daily inspiration it helps me daily.
Sue Take Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, wow absolutely stunning..would just look lovely hanging on a wall, beautiful! hugs Carole Z X

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Truly amazing card that draws was your eye in to study it even more closely, I love the Perriwinkle card the gorgeous flowers and leaves, it is just so beautiful.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Norah, I'm sorry the frog hasn't transformed into the prince but hey Ho things can only get better (can't they?) and you didn't give me a laugh.

Julie Laz, what a lovely birthday present, you did bring a lump to my throat, I'm sorry your daughter has to move away but with technology as it is now it is easier to keep in touch.

Brenda Lello said...

Norah - sorry that should've said you DID give me a laugh WOOPs

Jill Liddle said...

Again another card that is right up my street. Beautiful colours.

Sam Smithard said...


Nana on the Hill said...

Really pretty, love
the technique, I'll be reading your info more carefully before trying it,l don't want to get it wrong!

hollyberry said...

Love the card and this technique.

CraftyJo said...

Loving the soft colours of this.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the flowers, leaves, frames & colours but I had to magnify the close-up to see properly what you had done with the focal point :-) I'm sure it is beautiful in 'real life', pictures cannot do your masterpieces justice.
Thanks for the heads-up about back in stock items, I have now ordered from Joanna the flowers and ferns to go with my very much loved faux quilled leaves.
After a lovely morning the heavens opened trapping me in the greenhouse. I was happy to stay there for a while but then it became necessary for me to get back into the house so I made a run for it and ended up a bit like Norah's son! So much for flaming June lol

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the technique on this card and the colour theme is very pretty.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Just a message for Lynda if that's ok. To use Sue's embossing folders in an eBosser use (from the bottom) platform d, embossing folder +card! platform b, shim, platform c. I actually use the rubber mat instead of the shim and it works brilliantly. Hope that answers your question/ worries about the machine. Love to all Alison.xx
Ps now have new dishwasher, just needs fitting! Xx

Sonia da Silva said...

Hi Sue,

Very nice card, the effect is fabulous. The technique is just stunning.

janet said...

I like the stamp you used on this card and would not have thought of stamping then cutting like that.
Thanks for the idea.
janet in Kent

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone!
A beautiful card,the leaves are lovely and the colours and everything,spot on.
Thank you Norah for giving me some tips,only thing is I woke up with a hangover this morning :)only joking!
Bless that toad,hope he moving on soon...
Oh dear Lynne,you seemed to have had a bad start of the day ,don't they usually comes in three!! Hopefully no more mishaps.
Hope everyone is feeling better today,
Hugs to all, Maria x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the embossed frame, so followed your instructions from the Faux Letterpress video and used my Grand Squares to achieve a perfect frame. You make it so easy to follow and understand!
Need some periwinkle card but Joanna has run out, will have to be patient and wait for it.
NORAH, sorry to hear about the frog! Men, cant live with them and cant live without them!!!!
I think the vast majority of men are grumpy old gits, I bought my husband a Grumpy Old Man sign to put on his cabin door, said it was from the dog!!!

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue and everyone, another stunner of a card, it's so lovely in the periwinkle. Have a good day everyone. Susi xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. The periwinkle card is gorgeous. Like how you have offset the dies and I love the frame as well. Lots of love to Steph Margaret. I'm up for an escape committee Norah for Steph. We could smuggle her out in the middle of a crowd. That's after they fix her up that is. Mind you they seem to be taking their time about it. Hugs to Pam and Cameeli as usual and anyone else who needs one.

Linda said...

Good morning girlies! Sue, another stunning the framing!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the colour and those little flowers finish the card beautifully
Take care
Hazel G xx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Love this idea! One I have to try out. It's so ornate and I love the beautifully detailed stamp.

samantha wade said...

hi, lovely colour blue today, just love those leaves and flowers, very classy, xx

Jane said...

Lovely card.

Jane xx

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I like this card very much, and I really like the look of periwinkle card as it looks so fresh and striking with the black stamping. I have just bought some of the stamps to match with your dies and they are stunning together, and the flowers are the best. Cheers Sue.
X Ros

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue another stunner as usual i don't know how you manage it, your cards are a big hit with everyone, i love the double stamping and the periwinkle card is a gorgeous colour and the faux quilled flowers are divine, love J

Kate's Cards said...


Annie said...

Good evening Sue! Very busy day today, no time til now to see your blog. I do like the double stamping, makes for really interesting viewing. I had to look closely to understand it, I like it very much. Of course the flowers and leaves are fabulous too.
Hugs Annie

Brenda Hanlon said...

Really like the effect of the double stamping and of course the effect of the embossed layers into the card.

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue im late today, a beautiful card Im a big wow and black and white fan . Yvonne xxx

Annie Pennington said...

Sue this is just gorgeous. I'd frame it to hang on the wall in my living room. xx Annie

Theresa Pace said...

i find it quite intriguing how you can see the stamped image through the die cut. love the colour combo xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
What a fabulous card. Looks great!!! Love the colour combo too. Ill get to try all these amazing techniques that you give us all on a daily basis At sometime or other. Lol
Love Tracy from killie x

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card. Very pretty blue color. A bit complicated patern, but very effective when you see it close up.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card. We are in Slovenia staying at a winery it's very hot 49c today. We survived Saturday with some tears I didn't feel up to blogging over the week end. We move tomorrow so not sure if will have internet. I will check all that I have missed when I get home. I hope everyone is well. Love and hugs to everyone.

Gail said...

Wow what a fab idea double stamping die cutting and layering - luv it xx another idea to add to the list that you give us xx GailT xx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Looks like another new trick to try!

Brooke b said...

Lovely card, love the flowers going to have to have a go at them.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
This one is looking a little complicated at the moment for me. Sorry I'm not managing to blog everyday but am very busy getting ready for my twin granddaughters Christening on Sunday. Hopefully next week will be back to normal. Crafty hugs to all in need
Vanessa x

terrie said...

Wow the close up of your beautiful card really shows the details that you did...
Well done Sue...

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, great card today. The techniques are a bit different must give it a try sometime.

A very pretty card, thank you for sharing it with us.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Another gorgeous card. Love the colours. Xx

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes what a gorgeous card I just love the periwinkle card so pretty.& love the double stamping I had to read it a couple of times for it to sink in the old brain sells are a bit slow these days ha ha .The close up pictures helped.the stamp is so lovely it's on my must have list . Thank you for another technique to try, your amazing how you come up with so many. Love & hugs to you Sue & your mom family & friends xx Lynda Brock xx

Alison ( Alimecca ) Thank you so much for taking the timeTo work out the combo of E Bosser plates for Sue's E B folders so kind of you I really appreciate it I will try that tomorrow , & glad you have a new dishwasher. Big cuddles to scamp I'm sure your forgiven .Love & hugs Lynda xx

Lynne wow the gremlins were defiantly in your kitchen today mmm beer & gravy not a good combination for the floor. Hope Tilly & Cully didn't find hubby's new flowers. Cuddles for them & hugs for you Lynda xx

Julie Laz so pleased you had a good birthday,what a fabulous present from your daughter sorry she is moving so far away but thanks to Skype you can see & talk to them & see your grandson. Hugs Lynda xx

Clare W hope your shelf has given you lots of spare space for all the new collection of Sue dies ext. Oh mmm me thinks you might need another one lol hugs Lynda xx

Daily hugs for Pam,Tina Tres Steph Norah Sandra Lindsay Jean D & Gary Gail & your brother Lynda xx

Love & hugs to all Wilsonettes Lynda xx

Meg said...

How on earth do you come up with the ideas you do?? I think this is fantastic.

Margaret O

Janice K said...

The periwinkle, black and white colour combo create a stunning look and the peek a boo technique enhances it even further, gorgeous.x

Beth T said...

Love this! You always think of some way to add interest and detail.

AnneRD said...

Lovely card, great technique and super faux quilled elements. Anne x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
I'm having trouble grasping today's technique , beautiful card with a lovely frame and flowers and leaves and of course periwinkle card. So I think I'm just going to have to try it see if it sinks in better that way , must be my age lol.

Monday hugs for Pam, June (yorkielass), Lynda and everyone else on this fantastic blog, special one for Steph hope you'll be back with us soon x
Hugs to you SUE
Jean D

Annamieke said...

Hi Sue
The card is awesome. Love the technique you have used.
I will have to try a version of it when IT get my dies.
Many thanks for what you do for the crafting world.

Jackie Meechan said...

gorgeous card. When I first looked at this I thought it was in a picture frame and would also look great in a frame and up on the wall. May try and do a similar one and frame it.


lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Hi sue I like the card not sure about the stamping and cutting peek a boo effect, I dont know why I feel it didn't look right.maybe to fussy .or me being fussy, Not sure I cant put my finger on it. sorry!!hugs to all,

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love todays card. The combination of colours and the peek a boo effect work very well together. And yes, it does make you look closer and longer at the card, which is no bad thing. It helps us to appreciate your talent even more. Best wishes,
Alison D x

Diana Sinclair said...

hello Sue

another beautiful card.


Sandy H said...

An absolutely gorgeous creation. Think I'd like to recreate this one for me, not as a card to give to someone else but as a picture to put on my craft-room wall. I normally only make A5 cards as I have an A4 printer and so can't do inserts for larger cards. If I made something like this as a picture I wouldn't have to scale it down.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Sorry to you again. Not been by for a week or so
Today's card is using my absolute fave colour
It works so well with the black it is beautiful
I do hope you are well Sue and again sorry for not being around
Take care Sue
Theresa. Xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Denise Hancock said...

Hi sue stunning card today I love the quilled blooms
Denise X

Blue Rose said...

I love this technique. Love the card, especially the color. Great job.