Monday, 1 September 2014


 Hello bloggers!  How is this for a cheerful card on a Monday morning!  It may be a bit hard for me to describe this one as it is done on three different levels, but I will try my best.  I started by cutting an oval aperture in my coconut white background.  I then cut the Austrian Collection Innsbruck die out of coconut white card using both the outside and inside decorative cutting inserts with the oval outer cutting edge.  I cut another smaller oval aperture in this piece as well.  I matted this with a periwinkle blue version cut without the decorative inserts.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the small oval die from the set.  I made two other slightly larger mats out of white and periwinkle blue card.  I cut an oval opening in the first one so that I was able to recess my sentiment into it.  I stacked all the mats by adding mounting foam so they stair stepped upwards, but still allowed me to recess my decorative die cuts downward into them.  I cut several different sizes of the Delicate Daisies (Open petal) and created an assortment of sizes of flowers that I added to opposite sides of the aperture.  I used 8mm white flatback pearls for the centres.  I seated the larger flowers with a Bakers Twine tied bow.  Using the side view butterfly from the Magical Butterfly set, I cut two of them and glued them together for a three dimensional look to it and added it to the upper corner of the aperture and added 3mm pearls for the body.  I completed the card with a simple double white mat. There is just something about the periwinkle blue and the coconut white card together that just sings to me.   I loved the way it came out, even if it was a bit of work!  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x 8 3/4" in size.


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Heather Rogers said...

Absolutely stunning Sue nothing else to say on this!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
A lovely card this morning I really love the delicate daisies and the periwinkle blue, just so elegant and the pretty butterfly is a perfect card in my view.

Have a good start to the week everyone and enjoy the sunshine.

Cameeli xx

Angela Wade said...

A beautiful card, Sue.
Liked the two lovely C cards over the weekend too and agree with everyone that double helpings of these cards would be fab !!

Hugs to Pam and Robbie, whose continued progress is amazing and brilliant !!
Hugs to Julie, Lancs Steph, Lynne M and fur babies, Tina, Wheelybad, Nora and all Wilsonettes.

Angela in S. Wales. Xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card to greet us this Monday morning and it is one of your trade mark ones Sue, I love it, yes it does look a bit of work but the result is stunning, love the periwinkle and white combination, will certainly have a go at this one. Have a great Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Lordy, Sue, eight layers plus the insert piece and WOT no piercing? - but it does look great! Lovely hint of blue and do like the open petal daisies.

'P' in Wales

Pam said...

Lovely cRd Sue, blue is so pretty.
Hugs to all, have a good day everyone xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this would be a special card for a special person. It is lovely. Have a good day all. take care Kitty.

Vick said...

absolutely stunning!! I love the diecut and the colour, I don't remember seeing this die, I am falling so far behind I have no money to keep up and don't recognise half of them, but a beautiful card all the same xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well it is absolutely stunning. I love white and periwinkle together, and this is superb example. The multiple layers with the dies cuts is really beautiful. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love all the layers on the card and how you've inset the die cut.
Back to work today! Sue xxx

Clai01 said...

Really lovely different card and the levels make it very special. x

Jazzylady said...

Good morning Sue,
It is a lovely card to start the week, and I liked the Christmas cards you posted over the weekend too.
Lots of love, Karen x

Bea said...

How pretty - I love the delicate dies.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card to start a new month. You already know that the periwinkle/white combo is my all time favourite, and this die and the flowers are beautiful so that equals a real winner.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie, to Sandra-Chris's op has been postponed! and Pat-Have a great holiday:), to my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue. The dies are great.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I just LOVE today's card, right up my street with all the layers.
Brilliant colours and design
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Today's Card Is Truly Amazing, Outstanding, I So Love The Soft Colours The Coconut White And The Truly Beautiful Periwinkle Blue Card, It Just Look Fabulous Together.
I Love Your Awesome Matting And Layering, It Looks Fabulous. I Love The Stunning Austrian Innsbruck Die Collection It's Just So Very Pretty, And Then Those Truly Amazing Delicate Daisies Dies You've Used The Open Ones Here But I Love When There Both Together And I Love It When In Videos You've Shown us How To Create Completly Different Flowers, I nearly forgot The Beautiful Butterfly I Love these as they cut from different positions.
Sue Your Cards are Truly Amazing And Your An Amazing Person.
Thanks For Sharing, Thanks For This Fabulous Blog. Thank You You For The Great Photography Shots.
Sue On A Personal Note: Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I So Much Appreciate It, Thank You Very Much Indeed.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Maria Illsley said...

A very nice card xxxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
This is a gorgeous card - love the layers, daisies and the butterfly with the insert. Stunning!
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a really stunning card. The way you have resest your dies but have still got all the step levels makes it a real special card. Always love the periwinkle and white combo it makes for a nice clean,crisp card. Havn't got these dies but will try it with some other ones i have. Have a great week.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

carol edwards said...

Such a stunning card sue. I read it through twice and you instructions are perfect. Love it all, thank you x

Breezes said...

Absolutely lovely - another classic ! The colours are so restrained that it is simply elegance personified. Love it !!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the understated look, whilst still being so pretty, great flowers too

Rosie said...

How lovely!

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning, elegant gorgeous I could go on and on, needless to say Sue what a beautiful card today. Your hard work was definitely worth it. Well done.xxxx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue....what a stunning card you have for us today! Happy back-to-school Monday!! Jo x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Returned home now so back with an internet connection, have so missed logging on.
Love today's card, lots of layers but really like that with the open little flowers.
Regards to all fellow crafters.
Gail Cx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous the colour combination is beautiful. I have just treated myself to the open daisies set I can't wait to use them. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. Sounds complicated but probably if demonstrated it would be easy to follow. None the less just lovely. Thanks again Sue for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, this card was worth all your effort ! It is really lovely, a stunner in fact.
Love it!

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card today Sue... Stunning one ..have a nice day and happy crafting..x

PharmacyMichele said...

Really lovely card, pretty colours & delicate diecuts.


Jayne S said...

What a stunningly elegant card with beautiful colour combination.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies,
This is beautiful and shows the dies off to perfection. I love it.
Everyone, have as good a day as you can. Maureen xx

Anne Crawford said...

Stunningly Gorgeous Card! But to use eight layers of precious card for one occasion it would need to be a Very Special occasion or Person to justify such an indulgence, I normally ghost the paper when doing layers but that wouldn't be possible on this card, but I still love it!
Also love the daisies and colours used .
Hugs to all xo

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Subtle elegance. Beautiful.
Have a great day.
Ang x

TDQ Karen said...

This is just so beautiful, delicate and very very pretty I love it xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Thanks for this - another lovely card
Pat x

Sue Dunn said...

The whole card looks so delicate Sue. So feminine. Xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - how many layers?!! looks stunning though - love the aperture, daisies and that bfly is really lovely.
Clare W

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is exquisite. So elegant, just lovely.
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the layers so elegant and reall like the colours that blue is so pretty.

Pam sending you a BIG gentle hug missed you this morningxx

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Virginia Davey said...

Morning Sue and everyone, what a pretty card love open Daisy's very nice.

Joan D said...

A beautifully delicate ,lacy card. Stunning x x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning and elegant. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I do love the card! I love all the layers, layering definately makes the card feel more special. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

sued99 said...

The colours are so pretty and all the dies work so well together.

DMJ said...

I think I need those flower dies, they are lush!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another lovely card, Sue,

Doreen x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue and blog friends,
GORGEOUS, STUNNING, sorry I had to use 'shouty' capitals, I just needed to stress the point that I think this is THE most elegant, beautiful card ever! I love the dies you have used and everyone of the embellishments!
Sue (mrs B) can't believe it, I will email you! X
Pat enjoy Crete, see you in your return, Please stay out of the water! Haha! X
Hazel, hope you get your Craft Space finished soon x
Physio for me today, not looking forward to that at all!
Big hugs to all my lovely friends, ooh only 3 more weeks and we get to meet up, I hope there are lots of you going to Ally Paly! Xxxxx
Sandra xxxxxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Absolutely stunning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a delicate and elegant card. Love all the layering and the recessing. All the work you have put in makes it so worthwhile. Best wishes

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I just love this card it it simply stunning, beautiful and amazing. I will have to sit and study every aspect if I am even going to try and replicate it.
Pam - I hope everything is alright and you are just having a late morning.
Cameeli here in Bristol it is damp but bright but I echo your thoughts and hope everyone has a good day.
Dog needs walking so must go however, he can get as wet and dirty as he likes as he is off to the groomers later,
Hugs to all who feel that life is good at the moment or are in pain. Take care all Helen K xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lot of work but well worth it, it's beautiful. This would have to be for somebody very special.

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue and all my crafty family, love this card, looks so delicate despite all the layers! Perfect.
Early post this morning, already fed the horses and seen my daughter off to her first day of her post graduate course, she was just slightly nervous bless her.
Take care all my friends and Sue and family xxxx

Crafty Granny said...

Hi Sue this is a very pretty card, I love the periwinkle blue colour. Nicola x

Denise Hancock said...

Pretty card
Denise X

Eemeli said...

Beaaaautifuuuul! Those lacey-looking die-cuts are absolutely stunning! And they
work so well with white-on-with style. For some reason I thought this would be
nice card for a baby boy (with proper sentiment of course...)


val jones said...

The colours sing to me as well Sue-absolutely beautiful.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Such a pretty card, love it.
Regards, Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

karenlotty said...

Great card Can't say any more than I just echo everyone's comments

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely fresh looking card, I do like the periwinkle. SueL x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, although mine is cream and lilac on screen I can imagine it in white and blue! Lovely composition and the butterflies are beautiful, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful elegant card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue and everyone else
What a gorgeous die this is. So Lacey and delicate. Love this card. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the periwinkle card, the stepped layers and the gorgeous butterfly too.
Donna Jones

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely stunning
card and I love th3 periwinkle card.
Nancyd xx

Angela H said...

Another beautiful card, so delicate.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Just stunning and gorgeous card Sue. The white and periwinkle are my all time favourite colours.
Have a great day everyone. Susi x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous and I love the colours too.
Love Jan x x

gwen70 said...

Sooo beautiful

Edwina Scotney said...

Wow Sue simply stunning.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, It certainly sings for me too. I just love this combo What an exquisite card. Absolutely beautiful. I hope everyone has a good week.

Love Rosemarie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooooooooo gorgeous card here today Sue. I love the open look of the flowers and the soft color you´ve used too. All in all it´s just absolutely amazing and sooo elegant.

Marion said...

Hi Sue I agree with every one ,a stunning card and love the flowers
Marion H

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue, my type of card. It's simple but packes a real punch, beautiful. Also love the multiple mat layering. Cards you have. Been producing lately are so varied. Thank you for. You wonderful work and ideas.
Regards Zena x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the central dies and gorgeous flowers and butterfly. Have a lovely day. Hugs xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
The layers and the recessing really work, especially with the elegant periwinkle blue. The open daises look fab just on their own without being layered. Another masterpiece Sue....
Lorna D

Linda Graham said...

Simply stunning card Sue, love the colours and design, beautiful,thank you Linda x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today. Love to colour combination that you have used, the dies are gorgeous as well. I'll have to really read this post to get my head round how you've done this.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual.
Hope that Steph and Norah are not feeling under the weather.
Special hugs to mrs B and Sandra, hope that Chris doesn't have to wait to long again for his op.
We have internet access in the public areas so will keep in touch hopefully.
See you both on the 20th.

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

I really like the dimension in this card and the colour combo is super.

Hugs Alice xx

Ruth Kidd said...

Morning Sue. Blue and white - my absolute favourite colour combination! The lacy butterfly and flowers set it off perfectly.
Hope everyone has a good day.
Hugs, Ruth

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love, love, love today's card (can you guess I love it? Lol). I actually want and go try replicate it right now. The side butterfly and these open flower dies are gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue very pretty love it thank you Love to all June xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Welcome to a new week, new month my lovely Wilsonette friends.
What a wonderful way to start the week, Sue this card is just so beautifully pretty and delicate. The Periwinkle blue and white is the prettiest combo, but as I always adore the pastel's anyway, its no great suprise that this is my kind of card. Oh Sue, if only I had your talent.

Hoping all is well with you Sue, and you are well and happy. To my long list of caring friends, I send you gentle cuddles and a wish that your day wont be too much of a struggle.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card! Colours are so pretty and the layers are amazing what a beauty.

barbiepinkfairy said...

A real beauty. I too love periwinkle such a beautiful colour. Cut out some of your Christmas trees out last night they look great.

Love to all xxx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Simple and sophisticated. X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW just love it, it is absolutely stunning, it is so delicate and love the daisies. This is one to try
Carol x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wow such a stunning card and I love the Perriwinkle bue and coconut white together too. Lace and daisies come to mind with this card.
I went to Leigh craft show yesterday with my crafting buddy and managed to get the last two Festive dies and have now got the complete set as Sue's are the best Christmas dies I've seen.
Pam hope you are still taking it easy..and Robbie is continuing with his great progress.
Hugs to all in need of them and hope your days get better.
Wished I lived near Ally Pally so I could meet Sue and then meet up with all of you that are going you're such a caring bunch of ladies.

Love Sheila xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

That is beautiful - clean, fresh and so elegant.

Chris Curry said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card, delicate colours, delicate flowers, altogether stunning. Thank you.Xx

Cazzie D said...

Good morning Sue. The matt and layers on this card are cut wirh such precision. I wish I knew your secret! Caz x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card s absolutely stunning. Love everything about it. The dies are so delicate and the colours so elegant. The flowers and butterfly are scrummy. Enjoy the rest of your day, hugs to you and your Mom.
Pam gentle hugs to you and Robbie.
Lindsay your daughter will be fine, bless her, you must be so proud of her.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Norah and Rory, Step, Lynne M, Lynda B, Alimecca, Magpie, Lindsay, Wheely Bas and Billy, Myra P, Maureen K, Anne C, Sandra, Mrs B, P in Wales, Tres, Ita, Dianeandchips,, Julie and Lee, Heather T, Helen K,, Meg and baby Leo and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Ivonka said...

It's lovely - as usual - Sue! Yx

Glennis said...

Awesome card - I love it

CHERYL brown said...

A perfect card for today's blog. hugs Cheryl xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this card is absolutely stunning, I love all the layers and the white with the periwinkle blue really makes a statement.

Have a great day everyone, enjoy this Indian summer.

Take care, Jess x

mabex said...

GOR-GE-OUS card today, I haven't been writing on the blog lately....been a bit busy. I'm pleased to see you are well over your next 100 on the members list. No surprise there Sue, I'll try "catch up" today.Thanks as always.Mabex

mabex said...

GOR-GE-OUS card today, I haven't been writing on the blog lately....been a bit busy. I'm pleased to see you are well over your next 100 on the members list. No surprise there Sue, I'll try "catch up" today.Thanks as always.Mabex

Florence Crawford said...

Very delicate and pretty

darcydaydream said...

Oh Wow...I just love todays card. I need those dies and I'm waiting for an order for some of your dies already!!
Take Care.
Christine in

redfox said...

Wow, what an incrediable card Sue! I too love the white with the periwinkle, it's such a pretty colour. I like the different layers on the card it looks classy. Love it! Love Sarah

Robin said...

Lovely card.

AnneRD said...

An elegant card, love the stepped layering and the centre panel which goes so well with the open flowers. Just gorgeous. Anne x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A fabulous card, gorgeous colours and beautiful die-cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Wgat a beautiful card, love the colours and can't wait for my Innsbrook die to arrive and try this out

Muriel x

Jill Berg said...

Hi Sue

This is truly a beautiful card love the entire composition - just gorgeous!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, o my goodness wow that's all I need to say,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sue for another really elegant card. The coconut white card looks cream on my P.C. and looks great, so the blue and (on my P.C) cream is really lovely. Kind regards Sandra Kent.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Such a lovely card, so pretty. I love it.
Regards Evis McCarthy.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A very elegant stunning card today. Hazel xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the layers.

Jean Z said...

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

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, how pretty. Bet it was a lot of work but worth it. Colours are fab too.
ElizabethS x

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue.this is so lovely, and quite delicate. Just love it. \have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty. xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Hi Sue .
Love the card and the colors.
Very elegant.
Gr Elly

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card , just Stunning !
Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

Oooh, a pretty, pretty card. If I have't said so before, those open, lacy daisy flowers are super.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, really like this one. Take care. Claire

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card, those beautiful flowers, a butterfly, periwinkle card and your delicate die cut who could ask for more!!
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Maggie said...

Good morning, happy September and the sun's shining. What could be better except seeing this adorable card - just perfect. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
such a very pretty card today.
Love your fab design and colour scheme.
My this is a real girly card, and superb.
Thank you for all your inspirational ideas.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card today. I love everything about it. The colours are gorgeous and the dies are just fantastic. Beautiful in every way.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Another stunning card. Lovely pastel colours. Lost for words.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner it's damp Monday morning
It is again my fav colour combo love it my friend.
Take care Sue
Love Theresa x

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Such a beautiful card to start the day. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Chang Alison said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. The blue and white combination is very soothing to the eye. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very delicate and elegant looking in lovely pastel colours.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful! I love this card - the colours, dies, flowers & butterfly all combine to make a truly scrumptious card for a very special person.

Janice Wallace said...

Elegant, delicate, soothing....just a beautiful card.
Janice W

Janette MacArthur said...

So elegant! Love the periwinkle & white combo & all the layers - stunning!
Hugs, Janette xx

Fiona Young said...

Beautiful. One of my favourite colour combinations. I have a question for Anne Crawford-- what do mean by Ghosting your paper? So many layers makes the card heavy, and as I still tend to make a card that opens, they topple over.

Jacquie said...

WOW!WOW! WOW! stunning Sue. Absolutely stunning. We can see all the hard work that has gone into this. I think I would make a right mess trying to do this lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

yorkshiresue said...

Such a beautiful card Sue and one I am able to do myself as I have all the ingredients although my flowers would be the dies from your first release.
Keep the inspirational cards coming
Hugs Sue xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Sue what an inspiration you are, this card is really gorgeous and I love the delicate daisies and butterfly. Cheered up my Monday morning.


Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Such beautiful designs and so delicate. This is a work of art.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. Looks fairly simple to make too, which is always a bonus, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colour choice. Very elegant. Another die on my wanted list!
Linda S

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,nice colour and the daisies are really pretty.
Love Angela x

Craftydesigner said...

Simple but stunning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card particularly the open daisies. Simply stunning.
Beverley W

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, yippee internet back up and running. Beautiful card love the periwinkle colour, all those layers really make it stand out. The lacy insert is just lush( oldest daughters go to word) lol lynne m x x x

Pesky critters are on top form at the moment , hubby cut the back garden yesterday as they do not like longish grass when they have to spend a penny ( more like 50p nowadays). Just when everything was going smoothly and I thought me time for awhile reading hubby spotted a tiny frog on the lawn. Dippy b shouts out to me so of course poochies go to investigate. OMG, the frog jumped , Cully jumped, the frog jumped again ( Cullys nose must have been on it) Cully jumped back like a scalded cat. Tilly not to be outdone pounced on Cully. The theatrics continued until hubby and I could stop laughing enough to grab the frog and put it in a little pond at the back of the garden. My two certainly like wildlife. I have told Tilly sternly not to play with great hairy spiders as they scare the living daylights out of me ( parents to blame for fear) Cully has been informed that it is extremely unladylike to bring in slugs and play with them on the lounge carpet. Trips to the forest Saturday and Sunday mornings 5:45am were entertaining as usual as Cully tried her hardest to find rabbits in every bush but to no avail at least she has twigged that if she disappears for too long mum and dad tend to get tetchy. Steam cleaned kitchen floor this morning as poochies are so mucky but what a waste of time cuz there are now paw prints the length of it as the little b's chased each other around the garden and then indoors. Never a dull moment with these two.

Lol and hugs to all my friends you know who you are x x x

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. C xx

Carol Grieve

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a really beautiful card. Simple and elegant. But it's also an expensive card... 8 layers of card, that's a lot.

hotpotato said...

stunning card Sue.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, A lovely delicate card today but could I do one similar? I doubt it,unless you could demo this one on one of your Tues/Thurs video mornings. It's almost like a spider's web in the centre. Love the open daisies. Gorgeous. Hugs Pauline A

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Sue , another beautiful card , your creative ideas of layering is so awesome .The daisies are incredible. Love Dorothy

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said.....

Hi Sue, wow! A work of art!!!! Well worth the effort - I'm more than happy to spend my 'me' time making a card as wonderful as this for a loved one.

Hugs, Belinda. X

hollyberry said...

Beautiful,elegant,dainty,gorgeous and many more to describe this card.

terrie said...

What a lovely card...
I like that there is only two colors on the card..
The butterly and daisies are so delicate...
Well done Sue

Susan White said...

Really pretty card Sue - love the colours and the filigree effect of all the dies! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Maureen B. said...

A really great piece of art Sue and is a must for a very close person i.e. My husband of 58 years today!! Not bad eh! I just think its marvelous. Thank you so much Hugs Maureen PS There aren't enough words to describe the card, colours, textures and above all your patience to construct it yet alone yur ingenuity.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Simply Gorgeous card. Love the die you used, the color and that butterfly is adorable to say nothing about the lovely open petal daisy which I love a lot.

Jane Franklin said...

Oh yes I like this a lot!!! Luv to all jax

Paula said...

A lovely card Sue, really lovely!

Paula x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,Wow this card is sinning to me,it is stunning,and every part of the card,is fantastic .
I love that Periwinkle colour.
Thank you for your inspiration.

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and Wilsonettes,
Oh how i like this pretty periwinkle colour as it is so soft and gentle against the white and not a shock to the system. Sue sometimes i have less stairs than you have layers on cards and like them i feel knackered by the time i climb to the top, but it is nearly a CAS card with just a few embellishments to take the plainness away from it. Thank you flower for your continued support in showing us new projects each day to brighten us up.
Well having been to Falkirk and suffered from dropsy all day, the breakfast, milk, tablets, coffee when out, things off shelves i decided to give up and come home. The 2nd cuppa i had i asked the lassie to put it in a Tommy Tippee cup as i just could no longer trust my hands to work. The shakes, pins & needles, and hyperventilating probably wasn't helping matters any. So today i am drinking cold for the rest of the day so that if it spills it at least wont burn me. I think i might ask my friend for a loan of the babies beaker when i go up to see her.
Lynne, i think the 5:45 time is when i am just actually getting some sleep before i get woken up by the alarm to go and hubby up for work. You know the Walking Dead film or whatever well i think that is me today as i am cream crackered and walking like a zombie. I think Tilly & Cully must be mixing with the wrong sort with the presents that they bring you and the frights that like to spring, has no one told them that they are supposed to be little ladies and not tomboys?
Lindsay, your daughter will be fine and it will be amazing how quickly they fall into uni life although i hope she remembers the real reason for going to University and it is not for to buy books, pens and booze as my 6'8" ex boyfriend gave the bank manager when he went into extend his overdraft facility at the time, daft skite that he was. He always knew when he was in trouble with me as i wore flat shoes or took my high heels off so that i didn't need to concentrate on balancing as well as giving him what for with my tongue. For someone so very clever he was very thick.
I will leave you all now with hugs to Robbie, Baby Leo, Sam and the fabulous Wilsonettes, take care girls.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil) A beautiful day at the Ochils, so my views are spectacular today, i am so very lucky.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous , so many layers will have to read this a few times for it to sink in, perhaps a possible video on this one would be good xx thanks sue it's stunning hugs to you and mom xx
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone
Jean D xxxx

SusanP, Kent said...

All these layers are amazing. A very beautiful creation (it must be quite heavy). You made a great job of describing your 'process'. What a lot of work!

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Sue, I just love this card.

Anne (Northampton)

Delilah64 said...

Oh my word, this card is absolutely divine. Love love love it!!! I must get some of that Periwinkle blue card. It looks so pretty with the coconut white.


Nic xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Absolutely stunning.

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, lovely subtle colours.

Added more items to my wish list, it's growing so long now I think some will fall off the other end!

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

hazel young said...

Stunning card sue love the colours xx hazel

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, this is a really beautiful card without being over the top. Love the colours will need to go and re-read the instructions to get them into my head.
May not be able to post for couple of weeks, going to Ibiza and from what I read the internet at the Hotel is diabolical. will try and have a look anytime in somehwere with Wi-Fi. As most of the places are bars I may have to have a glass of something all in the name of the Wilsonette cause.

Sue love to you, Mom and all the others here who need it, or a hug.
lorraine - scotland

Jane said...

I Love this one Sue its beautiful.

Jane xx

nannapat said...

Gorgeous, amazing, stunning, what more can I say? I love it!! Pat x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I just love today's card. It is for me up there with my all time favourites . I love the colours, the "steps " or layers and the flowers and butterfly. Truly lovely. Thank you. I will definitely copy although there are a lot of layers.
It has been a lovely day here today - showing up all the builders dust! Lovely!
Congratulations - Maureen and your husband! Have a lovely day.
Love to all,

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today - very elegant. The periwinkle card is such a lovely delicate colour. Like how you have recessed the dies too.
Lindsay, I'm sure your daughter will love it once the nerves have gone - such a worthwhile, rewarding profession she is going into ( although I'm pleased I'm now retired from it!) Lynne the pesky critters make me smile but it must be hell for you! Norah, hope your " dropsy" soon disappears! Love and gentle hugs to those that need them. Love Alison xxxx

SHARICA said...

Another pretty card today .. xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

The colours are delicate and I just love everything about it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Fiona Young - ghosting (or gutting as we crude ones call it) means cutting the centre out of your card and just leaving a useable border which can have a smaller mat placed over it. Then you can use the centre bit elsewhere or for cutting flowers etc to match.

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today, I'm loving the colour continuation the dies and the layers (wow!). Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a great day love Diane G xxx

Footsore again today after looking at Edinburgh university - lots of decisions to be made by our daughter alongside the hard work to get the grades she needs! Xxx

CraftyJo said...

Wow, this is stunning.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, gosh this is a card and a half with all those layers, it will be one of my 'special cards' to do as its so pretty, i love the colours and flowers, love to all J

Janice K said...

A very crisp, clean card with masses of dimension, beautiful.x

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonetts WOW such a gorgeous card today love the periwinkle card so delicate & a pretty colour, such a lot of layers like Jean D I will need to read this a few times to get my brain around all the layers. I have this die & it's beautiful.Stunning card Sue Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Lindsay good luck to your daughter she will be fine Hugs to you both. Lynda xx

Alison Hugs to you & your lovely aunt love Lynda xx

Dianeandchipps sorry you got another week in the care home sending you love & Hugs Lynda xx

Gentle Hugs Baby Leo,Lynda xx

Special hugs to all the above & Wheely Bad & Billy ,Sandra,,Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Mrs B, Yorkilass Hazel,Nanna Tina,TOB Theresa,Margaret corgi owner,Magpie,Myra P,Maureen K,Janet Ecco,Camille,Steph,Ita,Julie Laz,Pauline A,Cheryl B,Norah & wee Rory,Lynne M & pesky critters,Ann & Sam,Gail C,Pam & Robbie, Love Lynda xx

Hugs to all Wilsonettes xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful card. Can see why you like the periwinkle, sets this one off perfectly.

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colour scheme, very delicate.

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the colours and the dies are stunning.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Stunningly beautiful, colours very pretty.

I would just like to say, all the lovely people that have sent me lovely messages on Sue's blog and mine about laying dad to rest with mum, and have said such lovely things. A big heartfelt thank you. You are such special people X

Pam, I just have to say how fantastic the news about Robbie is. I would love to see a picture of this really remarkable and inspirational young man. Well done Robbie, Keep going young man. All we need to do is get you back so that you can run the London marathon next year Pam.Would'nt that be good!!

Big snugly hugs to baby Leo X

Again thank you all
Kind regards
Tina XX

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card, love the daisies.

lindyloo12 said...

What a gorgeous card, the colours are so delicate, and the dies are great too.

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely gorgeous. So elegant and dainty
Karen xx

Jean Bullock said...

I love therefore I pin!

What? No dots? LOL. Just kidding. I love the layers and the aperture cut that shows off the beautiful die cut. The delicate flowers with the pearl centers are perfect for this card. Beautiful as usual.

dianeandchipps said...

Another wonderful card Sue. I love the periwinkle blue. The flowers and butterflies go very well together. So many layers, making it a very special card.
Thank you for the love and hugs Lynda. Hopefully it will be a short week, lol.
Happy crafting everyone.
Diane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue i really love this card this is one of my favs
Tracey mcintyre

jean.phillips1 said...

Good evening Sue, Can't believe I nearly missed your blog today, that is what comes from having your grandaon stay over, it puts me out of my usual routine!! Glad I didn't miss this beautiful card, love everything about it! Love Jean xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card and fantastic colours, that quite simply shouts elegance! I really love the flower die but had not thought of using it alone I have always put the 'full' daisy behind it, thank you yet again for the wonderful inspiration Sue.

Hope all went well with your physio Sandra just smile your sweetest smile at them no matter what. it makes them nervous I find, the result being they are not so hard on you!

Diane and chips hang on in there brave girl, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Welcome back Gail, I do hope you enjoyed the rest and relaxation you so richly deserve after all you have been through this year.

Do hope all went well for your daughter Lindsay wish her good luck for the year ahead from me please.

Everything went well for my daughter today all the staff were very friendly, kind and helpful. She is so looking forward to the children coming into school on Wednesday then she will be really happy. Thank you to everyone for their kind wishes.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam and Robbie, Cameeli, Sandra, Julie, Steph, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lindsay, Tina, Norah and of course Sue

Margaret corgi owner

Linda28 said...

Hi All, A stunning card today, love the colours and the layering. Periwinkle always seems to be sold out quickly at JS's but will keep on trying! Regards to all. Linda.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue
Beautiful card sue. Simply stunning. Love all the layers. Must weigh a ton tho lol x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi that's what I call a layered card. What fun! The die cuts are all so delicate, it's a beautiful card and the colours are superb. I think if I managed to make a card as fantastic as this there would be no way anyone would get it lol. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card so pretty and delicate. And the colours are just perfect. Great way to start the week! Gx

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

This is an absolutely stunning card. I love the periwinkle card and use loads of it.

June x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo wow Sue, gorgeous, just gorgeous Sue. The Austrian die is stunning and as you say, a bit of work but hey ho, what a stunning result! I love the periwinkle blue too and.....I have some! Love the delicate daises and butterfly too xx Tina, so sorry, I must have missed your post about you laying your dad to rest with your mum. I'm sure they will be dancing in Heaven together too. Love and hugs to you xx Lyndsey, I'm sure your daughter will be fine. The first day is always the worst with nerves xx Lynne, oh good grief! I was hysterical reading all about the fur babies! Glad that you and your husband had a laugh too! xx Lynda x Yorkielass x Alison and your aunt x Baby Leo x Dianneandchips x Norah, hope you've stopped shaking Terrible when they start aren't they? More tea over you than in the cup....that's if you get that far to your lips! xx Lorraine, I hope your holiday turns out to be a good one xx Maureen, belated "happy birthday" wishes to your husband! Hope it's been a good day for you xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family xx "Thank you so much" for all your inspiration xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need one, anytime of the day xx Take care everyone! xx Love Karen xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Oh this card is so pretty,very delicate and lacy and fresh colours.

Pam said...

Tina, sorry that you have had such a hard weekend but your Mum and Dad are back together for ever. If you log onto, follow the directions for Robbie McCluskey, log in with your email details, you will be able to read the progress reports from Mary, look at the photos of Robbie. You can also leave a comment if you wish xx

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