Friday, 13 June 2014

Birthday Wishes

 Hello bloggers!  Hasn't this week just flown by!  Today's card is a buckle card using the Italian Collection dies and matching stamps.  I embossed the background using the Illusion embossing folder on coconut white card.  I wanted to add a bit of bling so I went around the edge with the dries clear glue then sprinkled it with Iced Snow and let it dry.  Next I cut the outside of the Calabria die in white.  I stamped the Venetian Spirals stamp in black on some pale green card from my stash.  I used a Shabby Shutter distress marker to colour some of the sections for a tone on tone look. I covered the piece with a sticky adhesive sheet then cut it out using two of the Decorative Frames from the Italian collection to give me a frame.  I peeled off the backing paper and coated it with Iced Snow. Next I cut two of the smaller circles from that set and used them to hold my sentiment (from the Bold Sentiment set) which was stamped on pale green card and cut into flag ends.   I stamped the same image on white card and cut it out with just the outer circle die and sandwiched it behind the circles, but allowed the smaller circles to be placed between.  It is a bit confusing to describe but you should be able to follow it when looking at the close ups below.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it to the Calabria edge, then on to the centre of the card.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a pierced inner layer and some small pearl swirls in opposite corners.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

So beautiful Sue.

Have a good day everyone, hugs to all.

Steph hope you are takin it easy.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue, and all the crafty crew!!

Wowee!!an another stunner I am loving this one.The Calabria die and Venetian stamps are lovely.

Hugs to Pam, Sandra, Steph, Julie, and anyone feeling blue. Wish you were all closer so we could have a good natter and craft!!

I am so happy that it is Friday, looking forward to just resting.

Have a lovely day, and a super weekend, everyone and keep cool.
Cameeli xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the hint of green in this one and of course the buckle technique! I am off to Mackenzie's school sports day this morning, so nice to be able to do these things now! Love Jean xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning a real delight to look at Sue, love it. xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you. a lovely fresh feel to this card it is beautiful. Take care all Kitty.

CraftyAnn said...

What a lovely card to wake up to on a nice sunny day here. I love the pastel colour of this card, it's so light and summery. I have not tried using your buckle technique, it's one I going to try and my Christmas cards (sorry for swearing).
Take care.

Muriel Kelly said...

The green and white with the black contrast is very effective, a bit different and a beautiful card

Muriel x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
really lovely card today all looks very nice together. x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
So beautiful - I love the Italian collection
I can't wait to see more of your lovely dies
Pat x

Caroljsmith said...

Sue you've done it yet again soft green so fresh with the white so tasteful must have go at this

doreenj said...

Love the freshness of this card, Sue, I think the Iced Snow is going on my want list too!!!!!!

Doreen x

Granny Smith said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card, love how you've made the buckle.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another beautiful card, with tons of inspiration on how to use the dies. Love the pale green, black and white, great combination. Happy Friday everyone. Bx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, loving today's card, the Italian collection is beautiful. Hazel xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunner, I love it.
Great idea for the buckle, I will have a go at that.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Nadine in Spain said...

Lovely card, Sue. I like the suble tone on tone look with a bit of sparkle from the Iced Snow.


Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is so very pretty and delicate, lovely pale green, and I love the dies and the Illusion embossing folder : )
Pam, sending your daily hug : )
Hugs for all in need including Jean, Gail, Tina, Steph and Julie Laz.
Myra, enjoy sorting the buttons. I loved playing with both my Gran and my Grandmas button tins. I have my Grans now (can still remember the clothes that some of the buttons were used on!) I have added to it and I will make sure that our Granddaughters get to play with them too :) )
Norah, I hope you are ok, We missed you yesterday, hope all is well for you and yours and that your hills are sunny and bright.
Have a good day everyone. Only 8 sleeps now Sue! : ) Take care.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today , love the embossing folder and the sparkles around the edge look like a "posh" distressed finish. Mabex

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so pretty and in such delicate colours. The matching stamp sets are fabulous and such a great idea.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous. Your dies are so pretty and so versatile. Have a great day. Love Jackie

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A beautiful, spring-like card with bling, totally gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C soon.
Sue xxx

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Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the embossing folder and the bling! So pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

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Rosie said...

Such a pretty card, using die and colour combinations so effectively.

Mrs B said...

Just to let anyone looking for the Illusion A4 Embossing Folder, Sam Poole has it in her sale today : ) X

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card today. The green with the white and black is really nice. (Love the bling) going to have a go at the buckle its so clever what you do with dies and to share witb us. Thanks again. Hugs Heather.x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, yet another stunning card still loving
Your ice sparkles I see so do I.
Nancy's xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this especially the EF - lovely. Finished 2 Father's Day cards earlier this week - they turned out quite well and even the piercing was pretty good although I dont find it easy probably because of the arthritis in my hands - I really have to ensure I press quite hard so the ruler doesn't move and this makes me feel tense whilst I'm doing it! but it does look good - would love to see a die that does this although how it would work for different sized cards I haven't got a clue! but if it could be done I think it would be a winner.

Well it's gona be a hot n humid day today so off shopping whilst it's still cool and then some sorting out to do in the craft room, if not today in the heat, this weekend when it will be cooler - everything out time - sort it out and put most, if not all of it back again! - but at least I'll be able to find things more easily.

I sorted my cardsotck out into colours in a draw unit a couple of weeks ago and I am so glad I did that - it's a joy to use now -worth the investment in time no question.

Stay cool Wilsonettes
Clare W

PharmacyMichele said...

Another stunning card. Lovely fresh colour combo.


TDQ Karen said...

I live the Italalian dies and the buckle look so a double winner, oh and iced snow too so a triple whammy. Fabulous! Xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and absolutely love the colours. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely buckle card Sue.

TOB said...

Simply gorgeous card today, love the buckle technique. Really lovely iced snow and the subtle green just makes this a stunning card. Hugs to all who need them. Theresa x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
I think this is a beautiful, fresh, clean card which anyone would be pleased to receive and treasure.
I hope all the ladies are well and thank you to Yorkielass, Myra and Lynda for their good wishes, my friend is slowly improving.
Also I wanted to mention Ita, but can't remember why!! Will check yesterday's blog when I get back from school run and find out why!
I'll be on my own today, George is not feeling well and still in bed. So when I get there it'll be all stations go.
Love to all - and Sue. of course, I hope you and your mum have a great day xx

Diane said...

A really pretty fresh card today for us Sue and thank you for the close ups it all made sense seeing it so close! Have a great weekend. Love Diane G xxx

fame01 said...

What a beauty of a card .. stunning!!!!

hugs to all who need one .. sarah xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your buckle cards, so clever

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Wow!! Sue another stunning card. I really would like to be inside your head to get some of your ideas. Another sunny day here, I could get used to waking up to sunshine everyday. Hope it lasts for everyone's weekend. We are having a BBQ on Sunday hopefully. Off out later as it is my lovely niece's 31st birthday today, don't know where all the years have gone. I have made her card, so hopes she likes it. Have a lovely day everyone, enjoy the sunshine.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Stunning. Love it. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
Down here in sunny Cornwall, lovely fresh bright card with a hint of green! My colour.
Thanks for all the hugs and best wishes, I really needed them yesterday afternoon, was with my brother,he is going down hilll faster than ever!
Hugs to everyone in need.
Gail C x

nattyboots said...

Beautiful, Sue just beautiful
Have a good day
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful fresh card today, I love your buckle technique, and the bling. This green is very delicate, not usually a green fan but this one is lovely. Enjoy the rest of your stay with your Mom, I guess you will heading back over the pond next week. We have got some nice weather for you.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful fresh card today, I love your buckle technique, and the bling. This green is very delicate, not usually a green fan but this one is lovely. Enjoy the rest of your stay with your Mom, I guess you will heading back over the pond next week. We have got some nice weather for you.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Sue, I do love the fresh mint green, hugs Carole Z X

Joan D said...

Beautiful Sue. Reminds me of a stained glass church window. The Italian collection of dies are really lovely. Xx

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, lovely card in a soft green. Looks really pretty with buckle and a bit of going x

Lilian said...

Love this card , very soft pastel . Lilian

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue , love the soft colours you have used and the iced snow,
Have a great day

karenlotty said...

Lovely fresh green Intriguing design

Victoria said...

You're spot on Sue, the week has really flown by, but great that it's Friday! Love this card. The pale green card is so pretty and the black stamping works really well with it. I also love the forked sentiment and the way it goes though the other die cut.

Suejimbel said...

My fav of the week so far! Love this colour combo - just right for having breakfast by an open door before the rush of work!

Virginia Davey said...

Morning what a pretty soft pastel card. Hope everyone has a lovely day.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful fresh and crisp card today love the very pale green colour so pretty. I have not tried a buckle card as yet lots of cards to make for July so this one will be on my list.

Big gentle hug for Gail take care.
Hugs for everyone who needs one plenty to spare here.

Have a lovely weekend wish my Dad was here to spoil on Sunday.

hugs Annx without an "e"

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful,love the embossing .
Gr Elly

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card - I love the white and gentle green. Also love what you've done with the dies and the stamp. Simply exquisite!
Matches the beautiful day we look set to have.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

What a beauty, Sue, it reminds me of the delicious lime sorbet we enjoyed in Sorrento! Love to all, Judy M

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
As others have said, there is a lovely freshness about this. Love the stamp too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW yhis is a stunning buckle card i have always liked your bluckle cards but this the winner for me. And I lovr the colour you have used. Take care Sue. Xxx

Debs A xx

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card, the soft green is so fresh and light - perfect for beautiful summer day.
Marion B xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. The iced snow effect is really lovely and glittery. Love the buckle effect.
Love Val in Spain x

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue, Such a lovely fresh looking card with just a hint of green. Will have to try doing the buckle. Have a lovely day everyone and a nice weekend. Susi xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, loving the embossing folder (I don't seem to use mine unless a challenge requests them), such a pretty green paper too.
Donna Jones

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue,love the colours and the embossing folder.
Hugs to all have a great weekend
Michelle xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is quite sumptuous and just the thing to finish the working week (for those who have to have that awful word in their vocab).
i love just the hint of pale green. For years and years I wouldn't wear any shade of green as it was my school uniform colour. Now -just a few yeas down the line!! (lol)- I love it.
These dies are just so much better in real life but today's gift would suit any occasion.
Cleaning Day today - hopefully with a little crafting though I have to face my GP's reception to do battle as they are stopping paper prescriptions. Apparently you place your order and then it is transferred to a Chemist where you pick up your meds. I already fall foul of the current system as I cannot order on-line when I need more than one prescription at once because of going away. Oh well happy days. Whatever happened to talking to your lovely GP and leaving with whatever you need!! Norah I think I'm ranting a little - age or what?-
Take care everyone. Have a good weekend and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, beautiful stamping and gorgeous die-cuts and embossing, it is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue, really lovely card today, one of those cards that makes me want to go straight to the craft table and just give work a miss! Alas, not possible lol!
Hugs Annie

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Love your buckle card it looks so delicate, love the colour

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love the buckle cards and love the green xx hazel

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful buckle card today love the hint of green and the iced snow bling just lovely , thanks Sue.

Daily hugs to all blog friends, extra thoughts and wishes to Gail at what is a very tough time xx

Jean D

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Lovely card with such a fresh look, just right for a clear bright day.

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the dies. xxxx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Lacelady said...

Oooh, a buckle card, my favourite! Love the embossing too.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, What a Awesome, Beautiful Card, I have The Dies and I'm just starting to collect The Stamps that match and the great thing is about your Stamps and Creative Expression they are excellent value.
I Love Buckle Cards, I really Love The Illusion Embossing Folder, it really stands out on your Coconut White Card.
I really like how you've used The Fabulous Iced Snow to go around the edges, Love The Venetian Spiral Stamp that goes so well with the Die that you've used from The Italian Decorative Frames Collection. I love how you've stamped onto The Soft Green Card, then coloured parts in with Shabby Shutters Distress Pen, then placed on a sticky sheet, then you've cut it out, then the best is yet to come! you removed the sticky sheet and covered using "The Awesome Iced Snow" just Love It. I understand what you mean about The Small Dies to thread your tag through to create your Buckle The Photography shows this of Perfect.
Stunning, Beautiful Card as always Just Love it!
Sue Thanks for sharing thanks for your daily inspiration you bring to me each and every day, thanks for the photography, thanks for having a Daily Blog it gives me something to look forward to.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue another lovely card
Denise X

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hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the Italian collection.

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW WAUW WAUW. This is sooooooo gorgeous Sue, absolutely stunning.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunningly beautiful, love the soft and gentle hint of green, putting this one near the top of my pile of favourites.
Have a good day.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a different card yet again today. It's a buckle card with a twist today with the Calabria die cut behind the circle on top. It's different and takes the eyes to see the different layers that has been put together. The shabby shutters is a soft sort of green, a lovely colour. Thank you Sue for the different ideas yet again. Can't wait until your back on our television screens again, but i can understand you wanting to be home with your mum. Please give her extra cuddles from across the ocean.
Yesterdays card is i think the top of my all time favourites as it is just so beautiful. I can't even tell you what it is that i like most, it is just perfect in combination of colour and die work. Exquisite.
I had to go to Falkirk early to meet my friend yesterday at Dunelm, and came back absolutely shattered. I don't know whose legs i came home with, but they are definitely worse than mine as they wouldn't stand up on their own two feet. It could have something to do with the flight of stairs that i had to climb to get to the cafe. You know these films, adverts that they slow everything down into slow motion , well that was me with out the addition of camera trickery. The lift was getting serviced, so hence out of order. That is the reason i didn't get blogging yesterday to you all, i am still jiggered this morning. Think that an extra 40 winks are called for when Rory goes to the school. And yes i am very proud of my son and how he is turning out to be a loving,lovely, kind, mannerable young man that i can take anywhere (almost)with forward planning and time to let things sort themselves out in his brain as to what to do. I get a kiss every morning before going to school and a cuddle to see me through the day with my orders to put my alarm on as on my own in the house and Tia is just no good with getting a glass of water for me or helping me up. I think she is trying out to be a traffic island to go in and out of the kitchen, but although a good idea in theory,in practice she is a bit to broad on the beam to get past either way.
That's my hills getting their faces washed again today and the weeds getting fresh water to grow, so i will leave you all today with gentle hugs for our friends that are fragile in any way. I hope that the sun can shine where you are and if not outside, i hope it does from inside out.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Sandra said...

God morning Sue & lovely blog friends,
Lovely card today Sue, for some reason it reminds me of 'mojito' with the hint of mint and the iced snow like the frosting on a cocktail glass, really pretty!
Sue, seems like you have been away forever, missing you!
Cameeli, I too wish you lived nearer, I would love to meet up with you for coffee and crafting, I bet there would be some right giggles, I am so pleased I got yo meet you at Ally Pally, it was like talking to a friend I gad known for years! Sending you a big hug xx
Jean, I hope the sun continues to shine for Makenzie's sports say, (with 4 children I have had my share of wet sports days)!it makes me laugh how they have now changed the way the run sports day so that there are no 'losers', I agree it's a hard thing to deal with but it's a lesson of life I believe! (I was always a loser) !haha
Clare W glad your paper sorting has worked out well, you are so right about the 'border piercing die" what a fab invention, my problem is that sometimes the holes were different sizes, so I was obviously putting different pressure on, I got one of the piercing tools that Sue has now, it looks like a dart without the flights on, it has a consistent width end, so that really helps, enjoy sorting you craft room, I Did mine on Monday, it's so lovely walking in there and seeing everything in it's place, I have to have a re-think about ribbon storage as I keep finding trails of all over the house, or I catch sight of a kitten running off with ribbon trailing behind it!
Steph, I do hope you are feeling brighter every day x
Mrs B your button tin must be huge, my mum still has on, it's in an old tea tin, been the same buttons in there for years, something quite calming tipping them all out to sort.
Norah, hope you are well my little cherub also hooper your lovely hills are in full view and glowing in the son (sounds a bit naughty) I can't share the image in my mind! Haha
Gail, huge hugs to you at this very difficult time x
Hugs to to all of my lovely blog friends!
Paw hugs to 'Tilly,Cully,Annie & Bambi' and any other fur babies, from Bella & Milo" xxx
Sandra xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, colours blend beautifully

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Love your buckle cards they look so different. I make them in many different colour ways so must give this one ago. Your white on white with a hint of colour is stunning and the iced snow just give it that finishing touch of sparkle. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. The close ups are very helpful. Thank you.
Veronique L

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card love it . Jean Z xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the colours.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I love this embossing folder, one for my wish(want) list. You always inspire us with your designs and I'm sure we all love your cards each and every day. Take care, hugs to everyone who needs them.
Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card again today. I love all those techniques you have used and that little touch of soft green.
I shall definitely be trying to make my own version of this one.
Lesley S

SHARICA said...

Loving this card today .. xx

Sonia Jones said...

what a stunning card this is. I love the whole design but that shade of green really makes it for me. Hugs to all Sonia x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today. Just love that shade of green. Kind regards Joanne K x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi. Sue
Another stunning card today. Your dies are simply stunning. Just love your banner cards. Must try one of these one day. So many brilliant ideas you give us Sue, it's a job to remember them all. Glad to hear from Steph @ Norah today. My button tin Mrs B went to my step daughter. Boys really aren't into buttons. My grandchildren use them on school projects and a couple of them used them on some cards that they made.hugs as usual to Pam and anyone else who needs one.

Vick said...

Hi there Sue, Hope you have a lovely Saturday, todays card is so fresh!! lovely, Hugs, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Debbie Tinks said...

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

nannapat said...

How beautiful this is Sue. I do love your buckle cards and the iced snow and lovely embossed background make this so special. Pat x

Anne Crawford said...

Interesting card and very pretty colours, any hints on the New Dies yet?
Hugs to all xo

Marianna Hammer said...

I do like today's card. So clean and elegant. And the fact that I have bought some if the dies makes it even better, so I can have a go at a similar card :)

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Aah! Such a beautiful car, so very fresh looking with that pretty shade of green card and the white. Any chance of Creative Expressions doing foundations card in that colour. Always love your buckle cards and the iced snow around the edges.

Love Sheila xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Elegant with summer colours and a touch of black.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous buckle card, love the soft green colouring, the stamp and my favourite Italian dies
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

SusanP, Kent said...

Good morning - I never know where the weeks go Sue.
Beautiful card - I love this fresh green colour - the black stamping looks great on the green. Very clever using the small circles to hold the sentiment.

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card today.

TOB said...

Me again. Gail thinking of you, be strong. I'm sure your brother is fighting. Hugs Theresa x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :) Not a bow in sight ;)

Annamieke said...

This is very different. Love the use of so many techniques. Beautiful green

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card, especially in the close-up photos. I have used your iced snow and it really does give a lovely look. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue A beautiful card just love this die and the stamping makes a lovely card .thank you

Terry Owen said...

Another gorgeous card, thank you Sue. I am actually going to give this one a try because I have the dies :)

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it. Hope you are ok thank you for sharing and helping us love to all June xxxxxx

yorkshiresue said...

Well Sue this is one of your wow, wow, wow cards
It's absolutely stunning and just up my street
Big crafty hugs
Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today. Love the pale green colour too. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Ivonka said...

What a marvellous coincidence today, Sue!! I received my Italian decorative dies in the post just today!! So excited! However, am off to Prague for the weekend so I won't be playing until after then. :(

Have a great weekend! (Pekny vikend) Yx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW!! this card is absolutely stunning, love the pale green and the bling. The embossing is gorgeous and the Italian die are a favourite of mine. Forgot to say thank you for yesterday's amazing video, really enjoyed it and learnt so much.
Daily hugs to Pam, Tina, Tres, Cameeli, Lynne M, Lynda, Lindsay, Julie, Jean D, Maureen, Steph, and Norah.
Gail gentle hugs to you both.
Hugs to you Sue and your lovely Mom.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

terrie said...

Beautiful card...I usually don't like any green cards but I have to admit that this card is really nice with the pale green...
Well done Sue

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A stunning creation, love the buckle effect. xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hi everyone,
I's me again and I feel like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music when she's praying with the children in her bedroom and the thunderstorm is going on and she forgets one child's name, then he pops up and she remembers it (I've forgotten, is it Frederick?)

Well ITA I looked at yesterday's blog and I sometimes have trouble with the video stopping. I've tried all sorts and found that the best remedy is just to leave it and eventually it starts again!

I usually do some die cutting or clearing up while I'm waiting so that I feel as though I'm doing something useful!
Love Maureen xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!

I like everything about this card and although I'm not usually one for green, the green you've used on this card is lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely buckle card today, subtle colours and lovely texture. The illusion embossing folder is so gorgeous and detailed, you almost don't want to cover it up!
I bought an airbrush recently and tried spraying card embossed with the art deco folder, just spraying from one side. It enhanced the 3D effect and added colour without losing any detail. I love it! So I will have to try it out on the other folders too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the look of this card and the pale green sets it off. A lovely embossing folder too. Thank you for more fab ideas. Best wishes

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A lovely delicate look for today, love the spring green.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue - colours, design, well, all of it!
Is this the last weekend with your lovely Mom? Sending her lots of good wishes from Wales.


Lindsay - well done to your daughter, what an achievement.
Ita - hope you're home again soon and in better health.
Cazzie - go! - and hugs to Gail C who really needs them now.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all you other fans
Well I love the card today Green is not a colour I like but it does work very nicely on your card
Missed yesterday's card but goon to have a look now while I am here
You take Cre Sue

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all you other fans
Well I love the card today Green is not a colour I like but it does work very nicely on your card
Missed yesterday's card but goon to have a look now while I am here
You take Cre Sue

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
A stunning, fresh card - Shabby Shatters looks so subtle. Your dies work so well with the buckle technique - a must try for the next card I make.
Well must get to the letter box to post my Father's Day card!!

CHERYL brown said...

pretty pretty pretty. just love it. hugs Cheryl xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hello to to all lovely crafting friends!
Sue, I think today's card is lovely I too have issues with green because of a school uniform - but that was bottle green! This is such a lovely soft shade. Your buckle looks gorgeous and I love the iced snow for a bit of bling!
Another lovely warm day here but not so much sun as yesterday .
I seem to have got us talking about button tins! My Grandmas and Mum had them too. I loved playing with them. Grandma had hers in a biscuit tin with our Queen's parents on the front! Mum had hers in a tin from the Queen's Coronation! Memories eh!
However all buttons tidied in correct compartment - there were bits of carpet, crumbs and goodness knows what all else in the box!
Ivonka - Yvonne - have a lovely weekend in Prague.
Dawn - enjoy the birthday party - your card will be a big hit I'm sure.
Maureen - pleased to hear your friend is slowly improving. Take care.
Sandra - agree with you about Sports Day - I couldn't run for toffee. Never won a race in my life - don't feel deprived. It makes you wonder why there is only one gold medal winner at events at the Olympics! Lol !
Jean enjoy Mackenzie's sports day!
Sending love and best wishes to all who are going through tough times, whether with ill health or bereavement , including, Steph, Norah, Pam, Tres, Tina ,Julie , Cazzie and anyone I may have forgotten x
Special hugs to Gail - so very sorry - you going through a really tough time. x
Hugs to everyone and a special hug for Sue, without whom we'd never have got together! x
Love Myra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. Hope the weather is kinder today for you Sue (all I can say is at least its a 'warm' rain) !if that makes sense : 0
CLARE. W. Left a message at the end of your comment.
Cam, boy how lovely would it be to have a Wilsonette Day, ooooo so much fun and laughter, what a wonderful medicine.
Oh Gail, Im feeling your sorrow as much as I can at this horrible unfair time for you. If Icould reach out and hug you I would.
Pam, Id do the same for you also love.
Tina, there is a big hug here for you too.
Margaret Corgie Owner - THANK YOU Soooo much : ) xx

Now then Sue, either im not all that observant or just a little dumb but have you changed the top half of your blog and added other products that you use ? Only just noticed, sorry.
What can I say about today's stunning card, I was hoping you would let us know the shade of green on your card, but as its a 'stash' piece of card I wouldn't expect you to remember. Yipee, I have the Italian decorative frames but our daughters wedding card will be the 1st card I make with it. Special die for a special young woman. Her gown is hanging in my craft room so it can hang fully and 'breath' before it goes to her hotel on the 25th. I could shed a tear each time.I look at it. Daddy is not allowed in there, so had to drop my wish list ( accidentally on purpose) a Iwas bringing out my stamp images to shade in : 0 was that naughty ? Well its our anniversary Monday so he needs idea's LOL.
So after looking at sheer beauty just, I need to add a couple more items to it ! The pale green card adds to the delicacy of the card and with the subtle sprinkle of twinkles, well its just another Sue W.O.W.
Margaret ( I think - id love to be air brushed LOL) can I use it for our daughters wedding photo's please.
Enough rambling, must be the extra meds, so I'll send love n hugs to you all and wish you a good Friday 13th !! No flakes, buttons or embossing powders today me thinks : /

Lancashire Steph xxx

Laura O said...

another stunning card ,love the embossing folders ,Laura O

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. It's a scorcher here today so this card is lovely and helps to make me think cool fresh thoughts. Such a clever technique for making the buckle. Dare I say it - and not a bow in sight - yea! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love the cool tones on this card, the 'icing' on the foreground stamp is inspired.

It's certainly sunny Suffolk today, it's 28 degrees in here with the fan going and windows open. I need to get into the craft area before the sun comes around to the big, uncurtained window and do my nephews card for his birthday tomorrow. He'll be 12 so I won't be going down the sophisticated route like Sue's cards!

With that in mind I wish you all a safe Friday 13th... I'd better be careful with the guillotine! :-D

Crafty hugs to all

T x

Susan White said...

Really pretty and fresh with the white and pale green! I've been missing your buckle cards, so pleased to see another one today!! Susan x

sued99 said...

Another winning design Sue. So very pretty.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a really lovely card today !! I love these dies and I think I have everything to make this card except the stamp !! I think I could make my own version of this lovely buckle card. I love the colours you have used, they are nice and summery. I think instead of the stamped focal point, maybe I could use one of your embossing folders on that middle part, and maybe some gilding wax too !! I love the bling you have added to your card to, it gives a wonderful effect, really pretty !! Thank you Sue for sharing another wonderful card today. I hope you have a lovely day today Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x Ps I can't wait to see you on TV next weekend !!

To Gail C, I am sorry you are going through such a difficult time with your brother being so ill. I am sending you both lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to Pam, Cameeli, Norah, Steph, Tina, Lynne M and Tilly and Cully fur babies, Yorkielass, Linda Brock, Lindsey, and Myra, and Sandra and little Bella and Milo and anyone else I have forgotten. Sorry I cannot remember everyone's name, but you know who you are !! Sorry !!

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

Linda said...

Sue, this is another treasure! Love it!!!!!!
May I ask how you pierce your you use a special die, a cutter bee, or by hand. I love the finished look it gives to your cards.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the green /white combo. The iced snow adds a brilliant bit of bling. Great buckles. Lol lynne m x x x

Poochies driving me up the wall and round the bend. Decided it was time to finish putting everything away in the new craftroom. It took hours and hours cuz pesky critters wanted to help so everytime I went to put something in its place they were there first so I had to stop , move them, then carry on. It was hot and hard work I must say. Loving the weeds hasn't worked, they are still only interested in pulling up the plants. I ache so much that I haven't got the energy to put the blasted flowers back. Hoping to get it done before hubby gets home .

Sending massive hugs and lol to all my "Wilsonette" friends , this is truly the bestest blog. Lol lynne , tilly and cully ( aka pesky critters) x x x x

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue what a pretty card today, so delicate love it...Yvonne xxx

weefortune said...

Beautiful cars Sue, really like the buckle effect. Hugs Elaine x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Beautiful card as always

Jackie Meechan said...

What a gorgeous card. Lovely and fresh.

Jackie Meechan said...

What a gorgeous card. Lovely and fresh.

barbiepinkfairy said...

A beauty xxx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes A truly lovely card today I love it all
A short blog post today as off to see my new baby grandson in a mo he was born at 6.30 pm last night
9lb 6oz my son said he is perfect can't wait for cuddles .

Love & hugs to all my friends Pam Tina Tres Norah
Lanc Steph,Lynn Tilly & Cully Yorkielass, Sandra Bella & Milo & puppy, Lyndsey,Camille
Gentle to Hugs to Jean & Gail Julie Laz & any one I have forgotten brain cells getting old love Lynda xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful! I love your buckle cards although it seems ages since we've seen one. Have to say the colour combination is fabulous - love the green - so fresh and summery. Enjoy the last few days with your Mom.
Norah, hope you've rested your weary body today Steph, hope Mr Lancashire has taken the hint from your wish list. Lynne love how fur babies have turned into pesky critters! Gail, Cazzie, Julie, Tina, Pam ,Lindsay, Cameeli, those mentioned above sending you all hugs and gentle cuddles. Also to everyone I've missed sending you hugs as well. Love Alison xxx

camelot67 said...

Good evening Sue,

Another fabulous card today, for which thank you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening Sue.
Margaret A.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card today love the colouring the way it is just hinted really lovely.

Cameeli if you want to be cool come North it is cool up here and wet too! Do so like your idea of a get together, we could do that if my lottery ticket has the right numbers, until then we can dream! Do hope your eye is improving, enjoy your rest.

Wonderful to have you in 'full flow' again Steph, but please take care don't over do things.

Gail what can I say except you are in my prayers be brave.

Tina thinking of you and sending you a special hug.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.

Margaret corgi owner

Carol S. said...

Great card Sue. Love the soft colours and design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Gail said...

Fab card and I am lucky enough to have some of these dies so will take some inspiration from your creation xx GailT xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely embossing folder. I don't have all the dies in the Italian collection yet! Just want to finish collecting my California dies first:) Have a lovely weekend all. xx Annie

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely colour, really zings!

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card, really like the embossing folder.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card, really like the embossing folder.

Theresa Pace said...

gorgeous and so striking despite using pale colours. lovely xx

Cazzie D said...

Thanks Myra

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare. I had left a message earlier but im not sure which blog fairy has taken it !
I use a slither of cling silicone under my ruler so I dont have to use as much pressure. I have some left and am only too happy to send some to you to help your painful hands. If you want to email me with your address.I will send some.
If you are a little uneasy I will find another way of getting it to you.
Have a think.
Lancashire Steph xx

Janice K said...

A very pretty card, love the soft green features and iced snow. x

Alice G said...

Lovely fresh and delicate card today Sue, I just adore all things bling so iced snow gets a huge tick from me lol!

Hugs Alice xx

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, love the shapes, textures and composition, thank you for sharing it with us.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Helen Kington said...

Good evening Sue I agree with all the posts this card is so fresh and beautiful. I tried your buckle technique but i didn't work for me - what is the saying try try and try again.

Hugs to all who need them and Gail you are definitely in my prayers.

Another beautiful day here is Bristol off to see my oldest friend from school tomorrow to see her wedding dress as I will be away for her wedding. Unfortuately my back is in half t the moment so not feeling very happy at the moment. take care all and have a good weekend. Helen xx

Karen Drew said...

Love the buckle technique. Very spring like colours. Beautiful
Karen xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Love your card today Sue. Stunning and I love the colours. Hugs to all xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty and fresh card today. I have everything except the EF and the Iced Snow. I do however have other folders and micro beads.....

Christine C said...

Hello sue and Everyone.
I am very late today so will just
say beautiful card Sue love the
colours you have chosen, hope everyone is ok, From Christine C and Ella.

iReneM said...

A very pretty card :)
Really like the buckle look


hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card.Love the hint of green and the buckle very Stylish
Take care
Hazel G X

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Love the sparkle & layering.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, love it.
Sorry did not leave comment Thursday we have had friends from Crete staying for several days this week, yesterday (Thursday ) lots of our friends stopped by to say hello to them - it was like open house, great fun but very tiring. Anyway back to normal now.
Hope you are well, Love Brenda xxx

Anja v K@@rten said...

Really a beauty Pam!
Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. The colours are lovely.
Thinking of Gail.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the wonderful Wilsonettes. Really beautiful, and one I will be trying out!! Thanks again for sharing.

We are off the the flower market to get the flowers for my friends funeral on Monday, my partner is making small arrangements for people to take home.

Have a lovely day.
Cameeli xx

Sue Dunn said...

Really pretty Sue. Back to buckle cards. I must try thus again. X

Blue Rose said...

Gorgeous card. Love the buckle effect, it just give the card a different dimension.

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, love the colour

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Meg said...

I always love your buckle cards Sue.
Not too keen on the black stamped part.

Margaret O

Helen Barker said...

Truly stunning card Sue.
Helen Bx

julie laz said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card today,
I love it,
crafty hugs Julie xxx