Friday, 1 August 2014

You're So Sweet

 Good morning all!  It is all about the Spanish Collection dies for this card. I cut the Spanish background out of coconut white card, leaving a wide background which I paper pierced with my piercing ruler.  I mounted it up on foam for dimension over another piece of white card.  Using the Seville die, I cut one in aqua card and folded the die in half and cut off a portion of it then placed the two halves back together to form a square shape.  I cut a Galicia die and did the same thing, creating a smaller square shape as well.  I layered the two dies up so that they were offset.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it our with the Spanish tag and inked it lightly with Aqua Adirondack ink before removing it from the die.  I mounted it in the centre of the die cuts and created several Faux Quilled blooms to use to hide the cut area of my dies.  I seated them with some pastel Bakers Twine.  Flatback pearls adorned the corners and flower centres.  I finished the card with another pierced layer in white, a thin aqua layer then a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are  7" x 8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

My brother will be here in approx 3 hours, so excited to see him. He had a 2 hour plane change in Dublin, so will be pretty tired, methinks.
Meg, my love to baby Leo and family, Julie Laz, so many positive posts for you, please take heart, you are so brave, don't let the chair defeat you. Steph, hope you ans MIL are well, poor Andy must be so worried about you both. Loving hugs to all Wilsonettes, Tandy, Tres, Tina, Wheelybad, Norah, Heather T, Yorkielass, NannaTina and anyone whose name I have forgotten to add, love you all.

Pam said...

Oops forgot to say such a beautiful card Sue, love it x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card, puts me in mind of frost across a window, very delicate.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, This is such a pretty card it is lovely, I like the way you cut the dies down. Take care all Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. This card is lovely and fresh looking and it's wonderful how you have adapted the dies to form squares.
Pam, have a wonderful time with your brother. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Angela Wade said...

Another pretty card, Sue, as was yesterday's too.

Best wishes to you and your brother Pam and Robbie too.

Hugs and Best Wishes to all the Wilsonettes, especially Julie and Lee, NanaTina, Myra P and everyone whose ill or in need.

Angela in a grey S. Wales Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card today, I really like the Aqua tones and how you have utilised the shape of the dies, so pretty.Linda

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a stunner Sue, love the colours and the composition. My friend Carol will be wanting to try this one. Thanks for sharing.xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow a beautiful card, love the colours I have yet to get the dies used.
I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your comments on loosing our beloved Max it will seem so strange not having a dog in the house.
Julie I have used a wheel chair on and off since I was 26 due to various operations I ignored the bad comments and focused on the positives and learnt to love my 4 wheeled friend, I even got my Dad to use it he called it his pushchair and he was a very proud man but knew the only way he could be out and about with the family was to use the chair x
Pam you must be so excited enjoy your time with your brother.
Norah I come out in those colours not a flattering look, I think I must have been in the ring with Tyson in the night as I now have a swollen right eye.
Baby hugs for little Leo.
Steph I hope your MIL will be home soon big hugs to you all
Love and big hugs to all the Wilsonettes and thanks again for all your comments my blog friends they are a great help.
Love and hugs
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Loving the colours and the the way you use your dies to make different shape is fantastic. You have got a great imagination and thats why your cards always stand out from the crowd.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

I think the card fits the sentiment very well. It's a very sweet card. Soft and pretty, who wouldn't love to receive this?

Hugs Alice xx

Ann Lauzon said...

Just one word...Beautiful!!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, very lacy and delicate, love the aqua colour. Have a great Friday everyone. Bx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning Sue, lovely soft colours and a very pretty card.

Caroljsmith said...

Stunning card sue love the colours and what you have done with the dies. Jan yes I will want to make this one.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the delicate look of this card and the colours you have chosen are subtle and beautiful, great card xx

ang said...

Lovely card,gorgeous colours angxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, this card really is 'so sweet', love the colours! I only have the Seville set from the Spanish collection, may have to get the others!! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - very lacey and a touch wedgewoodesque. Going to finish a bday card today and then I might start some C cards - if the mood takes me! Happy Friday all
Clare W

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
This is such a pretty card and one to make.
You have given us Wilsonettes such beautiful cards this week Sue.
Thank you for sharing.
Sheila x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love,love, love, this stunning card,
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous card
and the blue square just makes it pop
you are a very clever lady.
Nancyd xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty I love the aqua colour with white. That is such a great idea how you alter the die shapes must give this a try thankyou for the inspiration.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Loving this one so very very pretty Its stunning , hugs Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, very refreshing! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
A really lovely card Sue, I love every one of you dies, they are so versatile and a great size too. This could be adapted to a Christmas card.
Enjoy precious time with your brother Pam. I spent the evening with my sister and nieces last night. I only have the one sister and we are very close.
Tina, we went four years without a dog after losing our two Labradors very close together. We swore we would not go through the pain of losing them again, but then Meesha came not our lives unexpectedly a year ago as a rescue dog. So we now share our home with an eight stone gentle giant who we love with all of our heart.
I hope everyone has a good day, I have a wedding card to make, so housework will get left again, still the dust will be here after I am gone and I enjoy crafting much more than housework.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty.
Beverley W

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Well Sue You've Blown Me Away with Today's Amazing Card.
I Truly Love The Awesome Colours You've used today The Fabulous Coconut White and The Beautiful Soft Aqua Card An Outstanding Combination. I Love Your Spanish Background and how you've Cut it out of your Coconut White Card, it Looks Amazing.
Then using Your Seville Die you've Cut This Out Of Your Really Stunning Aqua Card, and because your The Wonderful Sue Wilson you decided to Turn This into a Square, I Really Love it when you change the look of your Cut Images, by simply cutting into them, and changing the shape.
Then using The Galicia Die you've used The same Technique and created a Square by simply cutting into your Cut Image.
I Love The Sentiment and The Extremely Beautiful Spanish Tag, it's so Beautiful such detail, finishing of with your Beautiful Pastel Bakers Twine, I Love the Colour and a Couple of your Faux Quilled Blooms to Finish.
Sue This Is A Truly Amazing, Outstanding, Extremely Opulent and Very Rich I Just Love It Indeed.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This Beautiful Card, Thank You For All Your Extremley Hard Work, Thank You For This Tremendous Blog That You Bring To Us Daily,
And From Me Personally A Huge Thank You For Everything You Do, The Tips The Techniques, The Daily Inspiration, I Really Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Nana Tina, I'm Thinking Of You, Take Care.
Pam, Have A Truly Superb Time With Your Brother, Take Care.

Joan D said...

Very beautiful card yet again. I have a list of your dies to buy at the next craft festival I go to.
A very delicate theme and the flower is beautiful. I use them a lot as they are so pretty and can sit and watch TV once they are cut out and put them together . Xxxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue


Today's gift is just the one to finish the working week for those who still have to adhere to that dreadful word.

I just love the softness of the blue and the simplicity of your format today. I tried cutting a die down into a square the other day and wasn't all that impressed with my effort and so will be trying once more and no doubt once more again. You know if at first you don't succeed....

Pam - I can feel your excitement here in Burgundy so deep breaths please.

Nanna Tina - Just remember all the wonderful days you had and all the love you received. I know it's very difficult but both of you gave your all to each other.

Julie Laz - As I said in my post the other day re chairs with wheels (as my two girls used to say when they were little and were going to Nans. They never knew Nan on her feet)a chair gives you freedom and enables you to enjoy whatever you wish to do and wherever you want to go. My youngest daughter is a PA to a lady who has some slight mental difficulties as well as physical and she always says to cashouts etc - 'It's not mine' and so they have to attend to Margaret. She also tells people to ask Margaret if they ask her any questions as again she says she doesn't know. They soon get the message.

Norah - hope you're feeling better. The colours never match anything you have to wear do they?

Sandra - hope you're feeling better and you're getting some benefit from the meds. When do you depart for Spain? It's the mad mad weekend here in France as they all start the annual hols. So it's keep off the roads weekend.

Hope all are ready and -feeling a little better = for the Weekend and any festivities/plans you have. Please take care and see you tomorrow.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue such a beautiful card, delicate,lacy, and pretty. Love all the colours too. Tina I couldn't comment yesterday about your poor Max as broadband down . Just wanted to say sorry x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a stunning card it's beautiful. I love the colours that you have used there so pretty. I have these die so I think I will be having ago at this one. I would never have thought of cutting them in half. Take care xx

Debs A xx

PharmacyMichele said...

What a beautiful card-very delicate & feminine.


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very beautiful card, gorgeous die-cuts and beautiful soft colours, love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I just love the results you get from your dies. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Maryann Laursen said...

Wow your cards just gets better and better every day. I just soooo love this one too, soooo soft and beautiful and so delicat as ever. Absolutely stunning work here again.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is another gorgeous card. The aqua colour is lovely, so gentle and the dies work beautifully together. Such a pretty : )Have a good day Sue.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie-have a great time with your brother Pam, to Norah, to Sandra and Pat and all of my other my special friends, and to all in need. Take care.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh wow I love this one, gorgeous dies, love the colours and the big twine bow, fabulous card x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is absolutely beautiful. Colours are gorgeous as are the dies. Clever, to cut them down to squares - they look stunning.
Hugs, Rose

hollyberry said...

Love,love,love this card.It is so beautiful.Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Lovely colours..
Happy crafting ... Have a nice day ...x

Jayne S said...

What a beautiful delicate card with lovely colour combination.

Brooke b said...

Love the subtle colours of this beautiful card. Gorgeous.

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty sweet card could be used for lots of occasions.
Busy day with family here so just a quick comment.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend with friends or loved ones.
Hugs to all xo

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the white with the aqua, great use of dies too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning all. Firstly, I want to apologise to Nana Tina. I couldnt carry on after reading your post yesterday as Im still feeling our loss terribly and although its been a year, he was my life and world for 15 yrs. So reading your post shattered me. But it wasnt about me and Im really sorry I put your feelings aside (it was your way of coping)
On the other hand I was so thrilled to read of such improvement with Robbie dear Pam. Enjoy your time and personal catch up with your brother (when he feels human again) what an emotional day for you - maybe he can leave a wonderful momento on your bright pink 'beast' lol
It really is a sad time here at the moment so how happy am.I to see such beautiful soothing colour's on this stunning card today. I do love the aqua card, I really must order a pack, and soon while I have the funds !
With the small amount of dies I have from the 1st collection, I have looked at them in different ways thanks to your tutorials Sue. By cutting them down and re sticking you help us make more out of our dies, with newer mats to use. Im so looking forward to learning new tips and idea's from your new video tutorials.
I hope you are well and happy Sue.

Norah - as for phone calls to wards etc I worked on a ward for most of my working life until health stood in my way, plus been on the other side numerous times, so I know all about the 'why's and wherefores' regarding patient confidentiality. Its a personal thing only, but its not always a good thing to be able to take calls as a patient especially if you feel quite poorly, or maybe sleeping, and worst of all, should the consultant be with you (not everyone thinks or has the manners to turn off their phone) when the dr's enter your room or space, especially when they are 90 yrs of age !!
Anyway, she is fine, nothing to worry about or panic over, its a mixture of age and not thinking about drinking more in all the hot weather we've just had !!!
Well, I better send my love to my lovely friends that are down or unwell. Tomorrow is another day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Such a beautiful, delicate looking card today. Wonderful colour combination as always, finished off with your gorgeous embellishments.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Such a lovely card, and inventive adapting the dies as you have
Pat x

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely , a pretty card Sue and delicate colours which go so well with the dies.
Have a good day ,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, love the light touches of aqua and the background so perfect that it doesn't need more than that lovely understated embellishment - hopefully a bow for everyone!

'P' in Wales

Meg,(sorry) omitted to say yesterday that hope little Leo comes on in leaps if not bounds - but what a worrying time for you all.
Pam - thinking of you and sharing your excitement. Big hugs. Be happy.

Breezes said...

What a lovely delicate card with your own recogniseable style. The colours make it so pretty - simply gorgeous xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the lacy background the card is so pretty love Jean Z xx

Annie said...

Beautiful card this happy Friday morning, love the Spanish collection and you've done wonders with the dies!
Annie x

Marion said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card ,
love the delicate colour .the die's are lovely too.
Marion H

Diane said...

Hi Sue oh what a pretty card this morning I really love that delicate colour. Just when I was thinking I didn't need the Spanish collection you came along with this! I must say I love the way you cut down the dies to make squares although mine would be rather strange squares! Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxx
Pam have a great time with your brother xxx

Anki J said...

What can I cay? STUNNING!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, it is so delicate and the aqua colour is so pretty, the whole card has a lovely frothy, lacy feel to it. Hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jean Bullock said...

Guess what I did?

Love the card. Cool how you added color to the top die cut.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful delicate card, great idea cutting dies down to make squares
Carol x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

That is a beautiful card. Love the colour.

Wendy L said...

I love this one Sue, so delicate and pretty, xxxx

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful delicate and feminine card Sue. Love it. Thank you. xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty card. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a pretty card, love the aqua colour. I like the way you have used the dies and love the Spanish background. A beautiful result. Best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful delicate card, love, love, love it all.
You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations.
Thank you for a lovely start each morning.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue loving the colourways x xhazel

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is just perfect, it ticks every box for me.
Have as good a day as you can everyone, and I'll catch up with the blog this evening. xx

Muriel Kelly said...

So pretty in aqua and white with those fabulous dies. Love it !

Muriel x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card again,
Have a lovely day
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning - I love this card. The soft colours are beautiful. The Spanish set is gorgeous. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Linda Graham said...

Wow what a beautiful card Sue,the colours,dies,layout all work together,you are so talented and thank you once again for sharing your creations,Linda x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours

sued99 said...

I love the way the die cuts are placed above each other and the pop of colour is so pretty.

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card, love the colour combo.

doreenj said...

Many thanks for another superb card, Sue, love it all,

Doreen x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. The Spanish sets are gorgeous aren't they. Love the colour card choice must have a look at this colour in Lyndhurst when we pop down next to Bournemouth. The dies look so different when cut down into squares. These dies make the card look very Lacey.
Have. Lovely time with your brother Pam and daily hugs to you.
Glad that senior Mrs L is doing well Steph.
Hope your meds have well and truly kicked in now Sandra and a special crafty hugs to you and Mrs B.
Had a lovely morning crafting yesterday. Hugs to all in need today.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card. I think it would be really nice for a wedding. The colours are really nice and soft. Thanks Sue. Hugs Heather.x

nannapat said...

What a gorgeous, sumptuous and feminine card Sue. It is absolutely stunning. Pat x

baconbits said...

Morning S
Another stunner today. Love the intricacy of these dies, the colour is amazing.
Amanda xx

Sandra said...

Buenos Dias Sue & dear friends,
Targets de hoy es bastante, (today's card is pretty)!
You are right it is all about the Spanish, lovely country, lovely dies, amazing results, love it! X
Well thankfully the antiotics have done their job and the infection is disappearing! Which is a good job as i have lots to do before we leave!
Janet we leave next Thursday so hope lily most of the local folk will have arrived at their chosen destinations!
The place we stay in Spain is very quiet, a lovely campsite right ion the beach, with a pool and a freshwater lake (nature reserve) to sail on! We are a bit boring as it offers us everything we need we have been returning every year, since before the twins and they are 14 !
Pam, I bet you are so excited to see your lovely brother, hope you both have fun!
Nana Tina, I promise it will get easier, at first you miss everything from coming home to no welcome wagging tail to feeding time, but as they say he has crossed the Rainbow Bridge to happiness, where he will feel no pain, big hugs xxx
Norah or should that be 'floora' how are your bruises, aches and pains? Try and do a little less and stay upright! Big hugs to you xx
Sue (mrs B) thanks for your lovely thoughts, I am missing you already, if I know you, you will be busy doing things for others, hugs xxx
Pat (Witney) thanks to you too for your lovely words, how many weeks to next coffee morning?
Myra, than you so much for your message, I do hope your back is on the mend, so that you are ready and able to fill your lovely new things, how many out of date things did you find? Or am I the only one that has them!?
Margaret (Corgi owner) thanks to you too for the lovely message, I have been an avid drinker of cranberry juice for sometime now, as part of the huge messed up hip operation left me with hardly any sensation of needing to 'go', therefore bacteria build up and the infection kicks in! Your message gave me a 'virtual hug' thank you, so sending right back to you xxx
While I have been convalescing, I have been reading about the exploits of Mr Grey (as in 50 shades) so it wasn't just the infection wasn't the only thing to make me 'flush with colour) haha it is hilarious! I do love the story line though! I have been looking for some light reading for holiday , any suggestions ?
Julie, have you been out in it yet? Please try, nobody takes any notice now, apart from when we use the Blue Badge, people assume that as I look ok and I am not that old that I am parking in a disabled bay because I am lazy, I soon wave my badge under ther noses! Stop caring about what other people think, do it for you! Then it's mobility scooter, the biggest bonus for me was that my husband could walk beside me once again (rather than behind)!
Sending big hugs to you all
Sandra xxxxx

Lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely card really like the colours.

Marianna Hammer said...

Nice soft colored card again today. Very pretty.

Jackie Durrant said...

Such a pretty colour combination Sue and really shows off how all the dies intermingle, have a good weekend, love from Jackie D

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is absolutely beautiful, so delicate. Love the aqua card so soft and gentle and the Spanish dies are so versatile. You have spoiled us this week, thank you so very much. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Ooooh Pam you must be so excited, your brother will be with you now, enjoy the precious time with him, hugs to you Robbie and your brother.
Meg O thinking of you, your family and baby Leo, sending love and gentle hugs.
Nanna Tina, remember the special times and love that Max gave you, he is in your heart and never far away, gentle hugs.
Steph glad to hear that Mrs l senior is on the mend, you and Mr L take care, gentle hugs to you all.
Norah hope the bruises are fading and that you are feeling less sore and that you are keeping your eldest child Mr M in order lol. I hope the sun is shining on your hills, gentle hugs to you and wee Rory.
Julie you are so brave, so many positive post for you, take strength and comfort from Sandra, Wheely bad and Margaret corgi owner, gentle hugs to you and Lee.
Heather T so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, you are in my thoughts, love and hugs to you.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Magpie, Lindsay, Tandy, Tres, Maureen K thank you for your hugs and best wishes Wednesday, Myra P hope your back is feeling better, Janet Echo, Brenda L, Mrs B, Sandra, Pat S and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your card today is so gorgeous and delicate using the coconut white and aqua card. I love the way you have cut the dies down. It is definitely one to try and this card would also look so pretty in other pastel colours.
You have shown us such lovely cards all week and I would like to try them all but it is not always easy to find the time.
The house has been so hot inside during the hot spell we have had here and it has been preferable to be out in the fresh air.Even using a fan in the craft room does not cool the place down!
Hope everyone be has a good weekend.
Lesley S

Anonymous said...

FAB-U-LOUS card your dies are shown to perfection. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Glennis said...

Another fabulous card - I love the colour combo!

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Love the Spanish collection Dies.Such a lovely colour combo also looks so delicate.
Take care all. Susi x

Lacelady said...

Beautiful, delicate card Sue, sadly, funds didn't allow me to get any of the Spanish Collection, but they are all on my bucket list.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Oh I really do want this collection!! I love the Spanish dies but just haven't enough spare cash to get them yet. One day. Such a pretty, pretty card. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

lindyloo12 said...

A lovely delicate looking card and the colours are really pretty too.

carol quinn said...

sue you never fail to amaze me!

Janice K said...

Love the lacy, filigree look to this card, so very feminine.x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh such a stunning delicate card today....infact I wanted better words to describe it but all of your cards are so stunning that I always have a hard time finding the perfect descriptive words. It's just out of this world with gorgeousness!

Hugs to all who need them.

Love Sheila xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful lacy and delicate suitable for any occasion xxx

lilygee said...

Really stunning card Sue
Lilygee x

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

SHARICA said...

Very Sweet .. xx

Susan White said...

Such a pretty lacey card today! A real tonic, thanks, Susan x

Theresa Sweetman said...

love the colours gorgeous card

Fiona Young said...

Very pretty Sue. That particular combination seems to work for so many things. So much inspiration and so many ideas but too little time to craft! Have a great weekend everyone

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card to start the day with, for which Thank you. I don't have any of these particular dies ...yet.... but they are on my "C...." list!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card, such a beautiful colour, this is one anyone will be more than delighted to receive.
Really love the Spanish background and have all of the dies you have used, so could easily do my take on this one, thank you.
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Pam - I'm thinking your brother should be with you by now, enjoy each others company while you can, and give us an update on Robbie when you can squeeze a moment. LOL

Steph - Pleased Mrs L is making some improvement, it must be a great relief for you and Mr L. Take care.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful delicate card in a lovely soft colour scheme
I only have the one Spanish die, the cordoba, but it makes a gorgeous card.
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card you have made for our delight today Sue, in such a pretty aqua and white. I love how the detail of your dies is so deep and precise when it is embossed, and your dies emboss better than any other that i have in my collection.
Well having read all the fantastic inspirational comments from all my brilliant friends i just want to say you are amazing. Yes we can't do the same as all our "normal" friends, but we still want to live life to the fullest like anyone else. Julie please, we have all felt like and been where you are, but don't let small people dictate how you should live or feel. Give Lee the joy of taking his beautiful wife out for a walk or a meal or whatever you want to do. You are his world, his life, please enjoy that together as you are bigger than the few narrow minded people out there.
Pam, i bet you are still as excited as a child at your brother being here. Have a great time with him but be careful of the pot as you are on the home run now. Come on young Robbie, what are you going to surprise us and your Dad with next for when he comes home.
Meg, sending love to little Prince Leo and his family.
Steph, thinking of you, Mr L & Mrs L snr, i hope she is making good progress so that Mr L can breathe easier again as it is a worry when mum is getting to such a great age. I hope that you are feeling a bit better from Sundays stint as well.
Sandra, they do the same to me, look at the face and do the tutting that is until i try and get out of the car with the sticks and the body not working in tandem. Then it's do you need a hand, well no because i get there with causing the least damage. Really could do with a higher up seat in the car but i get there. Glad that the tablets are kicking in and you are feeling better in time to go to Spain, can i come in your suitcase, pleaseee? I'll be awful good, promise x
Nanna Tina, it feels like the No.7 bus has came along and hit me when i wasn't looking. But, now you going i 10 rounds with Mike Tyson during the night, you're always going to come off the worst. Is the eye a keeker?(sorry don't know the English word for it). Sending you hugs my flower and just sorry i can't make them real, but we're here for you.
whey hey you are spoiled this morning Janet, sunshine in France? Wow, i hope it lasts a good while for you. Although i firmly believe like my Nana that it's since they started putting up all those rockets and space capsules up that it has knocked the weather into disarray. Before they started going landing on the moon and all their high jinks you knew what kind of weather you were getting at what time of the year. Being a 66 baby, i think i was one of the last born that had the summers so hot that it melted the pavement. Fruit and veg had a time span until it was the next lots turn to come into flourish. Now we have the fruit and veg at what ever time of the year we want, but it doesn't taste the same as it used too. And Janet, are there any pastries called Strawberry Martans?(i probably watch too much Rosemary and Thyme).
Well we have a good day here at the hills so i will leave you all with hugs to everyone of the special people here,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Kate's Cards said...

It's just so sweet too!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I love this card, the colour everything about it, this is right up my street, I will be making this one sue, I hope you don't think I don't see your cards everyday, cos I do,
I just sometime don't get to write on a post, medication and back to bed lol, I'm never gonna win a comment post as I miss out on writing on them sometimes,
crafty hugs Julie xxx

Hi, you lovely Wilsonetts lady's
Thank you for all your kind words,
I have a carer twice a week to give lee a Break and she keeps on at me to get in that wheelchair, I am trying but it's hard, it's all in my mind, and don't want lee my husband pushing me, that's the hardest part,
Sandra I have to catheter and always have infections thank goodness I can not feel them, as there very painful, so hope your ok,
Nanna Tina sorry about max my heart goes out to you xxx
Pam lovely about robbie, enjoy time with your brother xx
Love and hugs to, Angela wade xx, Yorkielass xx, pat s xx, magpie xx, Norah xx, Brenda xx, Theresa xx, and all the lovely lady's I've Missed hope you all have a good day, crafty hugs Julie xx

julie laz said...

PS, Love to Ecco xxx Julie xx

Vick said...

Hey Sue, this is gonna be one of my shortest posts, very short, just
hugs, V
My YTChannel vixcrafts come check me out! xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
yet another lovely card you really help us all with your wonderful designs. Pam hope you have a good time with your brother and that he has more good news about Robbie. Norah I hope your bruises are fading thankfully mine have now gone after all the needles in hospital. Love and hugs to all

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is so, so pretty, love the design and colours. Beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Maxine T said...

Nice card, so soft in colour, love the aqua. Great idea cutting the dies to make squares.
Thanks Sue for all your ideas.
Maxine T

Yorkshire Rose said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card
the sentiment says
just what it is
thank you

love rose xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
It's hard to find different words for gorgeous each day!
I love today's card it is so very very pretty. I love the colours you've used , the dies and how you've used them and the whole lovely picture. It is beautiful. There, done my best! sending hugs. Pre- ordered Angel!
Pam - hopefully by now your brother is with you. Have a really lovely time together. Thinking of Robbie too.
Anne - hope you have a lovely time with your family too especially your grandchildren . Hope the weather is good.
June - thank you , my back is a lot better but still stiff in the morning until I get moving - feel a bit of a fraud here as my trouble was self-inflicted! So many people on the blog have real pain and suffering daily.
Sandra - do I have to admit on this blog to finding out of date items in my kitchen cupboards? How unkind , Lol. Yes - I did! Not finished yet either. Small jar of glacé cherries - 2010 , unopened ! That was the worst.
Julie L - I do hope we haven't overwhelmed you - you take care. Sending hugs!
Steph - pleased about your Mum in Law - having family unwell at a distance never easy . Take care of yourself too.
Sending crafty hugs to all today, particularly those in pain .
Janet I know you wanted sunshine - but did you have to send your French rain here ? Enjoy the sunshine . x
Love Myra

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, A lovely intricate card. Whenever i have a go at cutting my die shapes up, I usually end up with a mountain of bits and pieces which i don't think even you could make something beautiful out of them . However practise makes perfect or so they say. Those little faux flowers are so sweet. Thank you for a beautiful card Sue. Hugs Pauline A xx

Theresa Pace said...

a very sweet card indeed. i guess it could easily double up as a baby card, hugs xx

Jane Franklin said...

Such a gentle colour, and so lovely. In Ayr and have WiFi whoopee so looking at all I've missed. Luv to all Jax.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Gorgeous card and colors. Love all the piercing you adorn your cards with. I do cringe when I read you cut one of those gorgeous dies, but, I know thats what they are for, to use in other ways LOL. Love all your dies and creations.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, a beautiful card i love the frosted look but i only do it on special cards, my iced snow is too precious lol, i am attempting the snowman card right now, love to all J

terrie said...

Sue, your the one who is so sweet for showing us all of your beautiful cards...
I just like this color that you chose to's such a soft feel to it..
Well done as always!

June Smith said...

Hi sue, pam and everyone, what a lovely xard today, I loce the double lots of pricked edges. Stay safe, healthy and happy. June smith xxx,

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh, today's card is just gorgeous !! Absolutely stunning !! I really love it !! The colours you have used are fab to. I tried one of your cards from your older series of videos called Spanish Rose and cut the Cordoba die down to make a square and I loved how it turned out. I think I have most of the dies to make this one so I will certainly be giving it a go. Thank you Sue it is so lacy and delicate looking. Very pretty. Wishing you a lovely day today love and hugs from Tres x x x

Pam, I hope you are having a lovely day today with your brother. Sending best wishes to Robbie to. Wishing you and your family lots of love from Tres x x x

Norah, I hope you are feeling better after your accident with the floor. Please take care love Tres x x x

Steph, I hope things are getting better for you and your family. Please take care love Tres x x x

Meg, my thoughts are with you and your family today. Wishing you all the best. Take care love Tres x x x

Julie Laz, I have had many experiences with wheelchairs, both within my job and now because of the illness I have. Please just go for it. It will give you so much more freedom. It is so much better than not leaving the house at all. Maybe your wonderful hubby might consider taking you out for lunch or dinner !! (Sorry Lee !! ) Take care love Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, wishing everyone lots of love today from Tres x x x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning creation, it is so pretty. Would make a lovely wedding or anniversary card. Beautiful.
Love Jan x x

Jill Liddle said...

Very pretty

Carol H said...

Afternoon Sue, another stunning card, I love your new dies, and looking forward to your Christmas coming out.
Hugs Carol xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Really like this card Sue, such a pretty blue.

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card! I really like the soft aqua with the white and the lacy dies.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

Everything you've used works so well together and the colour combination is really lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Beryl Frost said...

Good afternoon Sue I was busy this morning visiting a friend so I have only just got around to looking at todays card. What a lovely card it is. I like the idea of making a square out of a rectangle it looks good. Beryl xx

Pearl said...

Hi Sue and so are you!

Love the card today the colors and shapes look fab.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card.Just seen the new Christmas dies there great but especially love the angel die.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue...I just can't stop going back to look again at this card, it's just too pretty for words. I have to hold my hand up and admit that i never think of cutting my die cut shapes to change them, it makes them much more adaptable doesn't it. Thanks as always for sharing. xx

Anonymous said...

My kind of colours. Fabulous card, Sue.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, pretty! pretty! I love it. The colours, dies, baker's twine and tulle all go together perfectly.
Wishing everyone a happy week-end.

Jane said...

Just Beautiful.

Jane xx

SusanP, Kent said...

The aqua is such a beautiful soft colour I love it. Your card is gorgeous and created mostly with your dies. Such built-in versatility is hard to find elsewhere.

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi sue
You have done it again beautiful card and colours. Yippee it is the weekend, no work tomorrow, more time for crafting.
Ginnie xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Been missing for a few days OH has had a opp
He is fine and on the mend
Now today's card. I am running out of comments other than it is beautiful, stylish, stunning, inspirational, amazing.
I just love it Sue
You take care my friend
Theresa x

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, a bit later in posting today, but the wait was worth it. Love the colours you have used and the card is truly

Take care everyone, off to read all today's comments
Jess x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Sue, i LOVE this card just stunning as always!!.Thank you for your inspiration!x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Sue, i LOVE this card just stunning as always!!.Thank you for your inspiration!x

IVY Cheong said...

Afternoon Sue,

What a clever idea to play with the dies and create such a gorgeous elegant card. Love it.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue. Hope you and all the crew have had a good day.
What a wonderful fresh card. The colours are lovely. I remember your video a square from a rectangle so have been meaning to give this a go.
Hope everyone has a fab weekend lots of love
Jo xx

Blue Rose said...

Your cards are so gorgeous, and this one is no exception. Love the colors, and all the dies. You do an amazing job.

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue so elegant
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

TOB said...

Such a beautiful card. Hugs Theresa x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! What a beautiful aqua and white card Sue. I love these pastel colours, they look so gentle and soft. Just gorgeous Sue and I will try to do the "square" by snipping as I have these wonderful dies too! Oooo and the dies that I ordered off Joanna of yours are just beautiful. I'm loving the Calabria. I'm doing a few in mirror board, gold and silver, (they are gorgeous!) for a lovely lady that I know who is always making flowers for me with new dies that she has just bought. "Thank you Sue" for all the inspiration that you give us to think outside of the box. Hope you and your family are okay too. Sending love and hugs to you all. Also sending them to Lynne, Lynda, Yorkielass, Lyndsey, Julie, Norah, Pam, Myra, (it doesn't matter if it is self inflicted duck you can still have a hug!) and everyone who needs a hug today. I have so many I've lost! Julie, thinking of you and your thoughts of the chair. Please give it a try, even if it's late and dark outside to start you off. We go through a lot of "pride" things and it's so hard when you feel like you're not capable of doing things and have to rely on others, especially Lee. Then there's the actions of others at the back of your mind. I was ignored wherever my husband and I had to go when I was going through chemotherapy. I had my bandana on but whoever was serving completely blanked me and just spoke to my husband, even when I had the documents that we needed in my bag! It hurt, but you get over things in time. It's probably embarrassing for them but it's the same old thing to do, put yourself in someone elses shoes! I've done this all my life anyway and I go out of my way even more now to talk to all those wonderful, brave ladies who are going through the same. Don't let anything stop you from going out to do the things that you love to do or go to places that you want to go. Life is so too short. Take your time, step by step if need be but you WILL get there. If Lee was in your position, what would you want to do? xx The word is LOVE xx Thinking of you xx Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card, I love the stick pin, the colour scheme is fab.

Pam, Have a fantastic time with George, I'm sure it's going to be very emotional. Big hugs to you both, but an even bigger one for Robbie. XXX

Nanna Tina XXXXXX
Meg, gentle hugs to Leo XXXX

Kind regards and hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. Beautiful colours and with a change of sentiment could easily be a Christmas card! ;-) Have a lovely day/evening. Hugs to all xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card, very pretty and lovely design, hugs Carole Z X

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, I really love this card and the gorgeous aqua card. Really pretty. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the way you demonstrate how the cards can be used in less obvious ways. Lovely composition.
Best wishes
Anne O

janet said...

WOW I do love this card so much. It is so fresh and clean-looking and the idea of cutting down the rectangles gives those dies a whole new use that I must try -soon!
BTW, sent the fire and ice card I showed you to my friend and she was bowled over. You might have another convert and new member of your blog!!
Hugs Janet in Kent

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone.
Lovely card , beautiful design and loving the aqua.
Have a great evening.
Ang x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the aqua and white, so cool and fresh, and the Spanish dies are lush! Want them, want them all, NOW!

Karen Drew said...

Love the aqua.Not a colour I use very much. You may have inspired me. Very elegant card
Karen xx

Laura O said...

Sue this is stunning ,love the layers Laura O

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wowsers! There's so much cutting, chopping and changing of the dies in that card I lost track of what you'd done! But it looks absolutely stunning! The most I've ever done is cut a die in half to lengthen or extend it! Looks like I have plenty to try when I get the chance.

Quick one today you will all be pleased to hear. I'm having a lay down after we went out for an hour to collect the aftershave I ordered for Mr WheelyBad
Pam, enjoy the time with your brother, hug for Robbie, and I'm pleased that your Mum in law is ok Steph. Baby size hug for little Leo.
No callouts tonight, sorry, my body just isnt playing ball, even pointy finger wants to curl up and go to sleep. just know I'm thinking of you all xxx

Crafty hugs,

T xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, lovely 'cool' card. Great technique to cut rectangles down to squares - more use out of dies, yay!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Sonia Jones said...

Such a great card x

nzillingworth said...


Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone

Such a delicate looking card so beautiful and the colours so soft just adding to the beauty of this card, love it.

Sandra so pleased you are feeling much better, but take care.

Come on Julie Laz we are all rooting for you, just tell yourself I can and I will, think how pleased Lee will be when you are able to go out with him. Believe me you will feel so much better when you have been out, don't let this chair beat you, you be the boss and see how much enjoyment you can have.

Pam have a wonderful time with your brother do let him know there are two little corgis here that are rooting for Robbie, wish I knew how to get a message to you for such a brave young man.

Warm wishes and hugs to everyone
especially Pam and Robbie, Yorkielass, Lynda, Tina, Sandra, Norah, Lindsay, Steph and Julie Laz, not forgetting Sue.

Margaret corgi owner

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi everyone! What a blog - you are all super!
Magpie(Karen) thanks for allowing me to enjoy my hugs!
This is an amazing blog ! Now ladies - just to make you at the very least - smile! - my husband , who is wonderful was recently on a "speed awareness course" - ahem! He decided he would then go on an hours trial to see how his driving was! Sorry bad grammar! I could have given an opinion which may not necessarily have been helpful! Well today was the day! I was very relieved to see him return, the lady's car was left in our driveway. I'm safe he said!! Well, I said, she has only been out with you once and you were on your very best behaviour! Kidding! I love him really! I don't think I could have done that - you have to be over 65! Whew just made the cut . Good night all,
Love Myra
Ps. Wheelybad - I'm with you ! X

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes, Wow wow stunning card Sue it's beautiful such pretty colours & the way you creat extra use of your dies ,Ooo your Christmas dies are gorgeous I love the Angel & the poinsettia hope I have enough funds to get them at Ally Pally in September .So looking forward to the new series of videos,your are so god to us Wilsonettes do you ever rest Sue take care.Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Pam hope you & your brother are enjoying each other's company also all the news on Robbies progress love & hugs to you all. Lynda xx

Norah hope your feeling better & not in too much pain please be careful & stop getting up close to the floor.Gentle hugs to you & wee Rory Lynda xx

Meg thinking of you all gentle hugs to baby Leo love Lynda xxxxxx

Nanna Tina,hope your not too sad,it dose get easier,I have loved & lost 6 four paws over the years & shed so many tears we still miss them all & now we talk about the love & happy times they gave us. I could never be without four paws in my life. Love & hugs Lynda xx

Lynne M missing you hope your ok love to you hugs for fur babies Lynda xx

Heather T So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend you are in my thoughts love & hugs Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Sandra,Tres,Tandy,Tina E,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Magpie,Lindsay,yorkylass,Wheely Bad,Mrs B,Myra P,Mureen K,Brenda L,Janet Ecco,
Tob Theresa, Lanc Steph, Clare W, love Lynda xx

Love & Hugs To all Wilsonettes xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous as always Sue, late posting but been having a busy few days and my back isn't too good.
Sorry to all my lovely Wilsonettes that I haven't read your comments for the past couple of days, love to you all, xxxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card that looks very intricate but when you break it down for us it is quite achievable. Pleased to see so many people improving today, have a great family time Pam. I agree with Norah's comments get out and enjoy life to the full it is our entitlement. Sandra if you enjoyed 50 Shades try Nigel May's Trinity and Addicted, also a completely different read Joanna Sheen's first novel A Sticky End, the second is following shortly. Hugs to anyone in need. Best wishes
Vanessa x

lynda said...

Julie Laz sorry hope you are doing ok & giving some thought to the four wheals your such a brave lady love Lynda B xx

Lindsay sorry your backs not too good hope all the horses are ok try & rest if you can love Lynda B xx

Good night Sue & every one hugs Lynda xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous - beautiful - stunning xx absolutely luv it xx GailT xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, really pretty card today. I have to admit, I have a habit of cutting the dies down to fit the card, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Dawn Holben said...

Wow the card is just so beautiful
and I love the colour you have used too.
You even make the bakers twine look so pretty, whenever I try to use it I manage to make it look like a tatty bit of old string lol

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Sorry my comment is so late. Have been out all day. Just jumped on the iPad to have a look at your blog. What a pretty card you have made. Lovely dies and colour. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card love the aqua you've used, not tried cutting a rectangle into a square yet must give it a go , how you think of all the different ways to use them I don't know but so glad you do thanks very much Sue sending you hugs xx
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone have a great weekend xxx
Jean D xx

Bridge x said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card with beautiful aqua shading
Best wishes
Bridget x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
Pretty, delicate, lovely colour, just gorgeous. Anne x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Oops! I forgot to leave a comment. Today's card is so pretty and delicate.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Meechan said...

Sue this is gorgeous. I love the colour and it looks so intricate and difficult to do but sounds, I say sounds easy. Will have to have a go.

Vie Carter said...

A really pretty card indeed


Jill Berg said...

Am constantly amazed at uour stunning designs where do you get your inspirations?

Gail said...

Hi Sue, I'm very late today,
Love the card.
Gail Cx

Jill Berg said...

Love, love, the new dies.

I have a question waht die sets would you recommend as a starter set?

Jill Berg said...

This die would be excellent for more masculine cards as well. Which for some reason always seem more difficult to come up with ideas for.

Love the background!

Jill Berg said...

This die would be excellent for more masculine cards as well. Which for some reason always seem more difficult to come up with ideas for.

Love the background!