Saturday, 13 December 2014

Friends Forever

Hi there blog friends!  A simple beauty in pale green and white for today's offering.  Using the Bevelled Glass Striplet (which I must admit I do enjoy using! LOL), I cut it twice out of my pale green card.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it up for a bit of dimension then matted over another piece of pale green card for a tone on tone look.  I added white flatback pearls to the background as accents.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it into a long strip with a flag end to it.  I added it across the lower portion of the card.  Using the Delicate Daisies complete petal, I cut several different sizes and curled the petals inward.  I added a touch of glue to the ends of each of the petals and sprinkled Iced Snow on them for a little bit of bling.  I layered up the different sizes of the daisies, offsetting them to create a chrysanthemum looking flower.  I seated it on a piece of white tulle and added a couple of pieces of Petite Vinery as accents around it.  I finished the card with my usual white pierced mat, a thin green mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.

This week's winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Holly Berry!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x











166 comments:

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the fresh look of this card and the flower is stunning. Hugs to all in pain. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

A simple beauty that's simply beautiful! Like it a lot, Sue, and a lovely flower.
Well done to Holly Berry.

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

This is just beautiful, such a fresh look. Congratulations to Holly

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, the flower is stunning.
Congratulations to Holly Berry, enjoy your card.
Hugs to all, have a good weekend

Angela Wade said...

Lovely, Sue. Reminds me of a Wedding card.

Warm hugs to everyone and hope you all have a good weekend.

Congratulations , Holly Berry.

Angela in frozen S. Wales Xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

the striplet is one of my favourites of your dies and the flower is a knock out!!
Congratulations to Holly Berry, a lovely red card to suit your name :-)

Muriel x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Lovely card and the flower is beautiful. Congratulations to Holly Berry enjoy your card x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Lovely card pretty colours Thank you. Congrats to Holly. Have a good weekend and take care Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Simple but lovely, many thanks Sue.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunningly beautiful card it's gorgeous. I too love using this die it's so versatile and can be used for male and female cards. I adore the way you've made a chrysanthamum shape flower out of your daisy die that's something I'm definitely going to be trying. The colours you've used are so pretty and with the exception of Teal, is my favourite colour.
Hugs to all that need one and Congratulations to Holly Berry.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Love this one. Simple but sophisticated.

Congratulations Holly Berry fab name at Christmas!

Busy weekend ahead AGAiN ! Hence up early !

See you soon xxx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
the card makes me think of Spring with the pale green, it's lovely as always. x

Anne Crawford said...

Great Card! I just got this striplet so must try this idea, love the flower!
So happy to see your comment Yorkielass June, lovely to have you back.
Myra, I think Annabelle's outfit sounds perfect for her age and I'm sure she'll enjoy wearing it more than you enjoyed wearing your hockey skirt Lol!
Norah ,I hope you are feeling a wee bit stronger and more in the mood for Christmas, sending you big but gentle hugs xo
Thought I'd posted the last of the Christmas cards yesterday but discovered I was three short so must make them this morning and get them on their way, why does that always happen?
Keep warm and have a fun weekend .Love and Hugs to all xo

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the striplet dies not got this one.
Congratulations to Holly on winning the card x
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the pale green colour you have used thankyou tracyw x

Jan.moogie said...

This card showcases how versatile your dies are Sue, simply elegant. Keep them coming. xxx

Anonymous said...

Using the daisy die to create a chrysanthemum is a brilliant idea. Love the card.
Jan
Northampton

Linda Graham said...

What a pretty card Sue, love the pale green colour,thank you, Linda.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SIMPLE BUT BEAUTIFUL. LOVE THE SIMPLY DELICATE FLOWERS IT CAN LOOK SO DIFFERENT. VERY NICE JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card really does it for me! Just love the striplet dies and this one is so elegant, especially tone on tone. Gorgeous flower too. Congratulations Holly on winning Sue's card. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous
have this striplet and flower die
so must try this one but it will have to wait a bit as I am trying
to finish off my Christmas cards
I am so organised as you can tell
Ha Ha. congratulations Holly Berry
lucky girl.
Nancyd xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Simply beautiful. Love the colour
Pat x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & as I have this die, I can have a go at recreating this card.

Michele

Edwina Scotney said...

Good Morning Sue, simply lovely, the white has shown up as cream on my PC but that looks great too. Thanks for showing another way to use the daisy die. Have a great weekend, Edwina

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely delicate coloured card. I think your striplets are some of my favourits dies. I love the chrysanth too.
Congratulations to Holly Berry.
Thinking of you Norah. Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonette friends. What an appropriate sentiment this morning as we have found an amazing friend in Sue, and we all have each other.
Such a Spring like card to welcome us on this awful foggy really frosty morning, I certainly wont be venturing out today (unless I want to pick up my fingers along the way) LOL, although how Id do that I dont know if you think about it ! After yesterday's frustrating, stressful day with said useless, stubby, numb little so n so's I could have happily cut them off, dam things wouldnt hold or feel anything so I was reduced to tears, bloomin idiot getting all uneccessary over something that must have looked quite funny (until I dropped my black archival ink pad on the carpet) to all new crafters - DONT craft in a room with cream carpet unless you cover the floor space where your working !!! Lesson learnt !
Im now blogging through square eyes as Im decorating box after box after box ready for market. And still have C cards and New Year cards to make ! I agree with our dear friend P in Wales who feels we have had a few hours stolen, which ever time bandit has stolen half our day, please return asap as its vitally required !
I do love the striplet die used on todays card, and Im finding it SO hard to list which of the older dies I need, let alone those you recently launched ! Can we hang fire on another new release until at least next Autumn so those of us financially struggling can catch up please LOL as we need them all and dont want to choose its too hard !
How sweet that Holly Berry was chosen for the Wednesday card giveaway, it bought a smile to my face, I think its perfect, enjoy your W. O. W (wonder of wilson) Holly.
Welcome home June aka Yorkielass, so lovely to have you home.
My basket of loving caring gentle warm hugs is full and ready for the taking if needed so help yourself.
Stay warm, safe, well (and saine) this Saturday.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card, the pale green is lovely, and of course the very versatile striplet what more can we ask for, yes you added the flower and it just sets it all off beautifully. I have used today's striplet so much lately, it will be worn out. Hazel x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue wow I love this one
It's wonderful
And the colour you have used is gorgeous. And I love the design and I think that the flower is amazing.
Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty, fresh looking card, love that shade of green and that flower is gorgeous! Love Jean xxx

Jill Berg said...

Such a soft card today love the flower

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Divine!!
I love this striplet as well, it's soooo useful.
Your daisy flower is exquisite and the colour choice is inspiring.
Simply Love It!!!!
:-)
Lorna D

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love that die and the flower is beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this it's a must try! Congrats to Holly Berry!! Happy weekend all
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love today's card using my all time favourite "Striplet Die"
The delicate colours and beautiful flower, an absolute stunner.
Lots of my Christmas Cards were made using this Die
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the elegant simplicity of this design Sue - will be buying some of that soft green card in the new year, it's beautiful and I need it to widen my range of greens...the daisy dies make a wonderful chrysanthemum...

Izzy

Susi Mortimer said...

Hello Sue and everyone,
What a lovely refreshing Card to day. It is simply gorgeous Sue. Well done to Holly. All for now, take care everyone. Susi x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so clean and crisp I love this striplet die so useful for many kinds of cards.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, what a beautiful card today Sue, I love the striplets and the colours you have used, a simple but very elegant card.

Have a great Saturday everyone, and wrap up warm it is very cold out there.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Eemeli said...

Love, love, love that fabulous-looking flower!!
Very beautiful overall but as I already said, that
gorgeous flower is the eye-catcher on this one.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Eemeli

nattyboots said...

Congrats to Hollyberry

Such a lovely card Sue ,simply beautiful
Elaine H X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A really Beautiful Gift to start the week-end. Your colour palette is so gentle and just shows how gorgeous your die is and how it really does all the work to create such a masterpiece.

Contratulations to 'Holly Berry' winning your give away. And how appropriate for this time of year.

Myra P - I remember those skirts very well and I hated hockey but loved netball! When I look at some of today's 'fashion statements' skirts look more like belts than skirts. I never wore mini skirts but at least they were longer than some of today's offerings. Oh dear that's an age thing from me isn't it.
Norah - hope you're feeling a little brighter. Hugs are on their way.

Off to meet Mr E's niece and her two small ones aged 7 and 5. So am preparing myself for lots of high jinks from them as it's the last time I'll see them before the big day.

To all under the weather hoping you all feel better soon. To everyone please take care it's slippy out there this morning and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Glennis said...

Lovely card - I especially like the pretty flower

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Loving the chrysanthemum!!
Making lots of cards today so will be going through all the shows I have recorded and archived!! in case the old cells can't find any inspiration...

Congratulations Holly Berry!!

Have a good day everyone and keep warm...
Cameeli xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This card is simply beautiful. Lovely colours and the flower is fantastic. Congrats to holly on winning such a gorgeous prize i am sure she will treasure it. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janice K said...

What a delightful card! Love the fresh, clean look this gives and must really hunt down this pretty card stock as I already have the gorgeous die.x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. this is a lovely unusual card. I love the bright colours and the flower is sensational.
Love val in Spain x

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today and I love the way you have done the flower. This is one for me to make in readiness for the next birthday card I send as it is suitable for both men and women. Have a great weekend and congrats to Holly on winning ( she should have won for the name alone, it's fab). x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful spring like card, gorgeous colour and design

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card,die and green!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, lovely crisp lines and a very pretty colour. Love the flower would never have know it was the daisy die will be trying this. Congratulations to the well named card winner Holly Berry.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, lovely crisp lines and a very pretty colour. Love the flower would never have know it was the daisy die will be trying this. Congratulations to the well named card winner Holly Berry.
Lydia
X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely spring like card, so clean and fresh. The striplet dies are so versatile. I am not usually a green fan but this delicate green is so pretty.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marion Bull said...

I've been under the weather for a few days and not looked on the internet so this card was lovely card to come back to. Its so fresh and springlike I feel better already! Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Marion Bull said...

I've been under the weather for a few days and not looked on the internet so this card was lovely card to come back to. Its so fresh and springlike I feel better already! Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Green, my favourite, but set off perfectly by the simplicity of the elegant die and the effect created.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Clean and fresh but very elegant I. It's simplicity.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love this beautiful card today. Your flower with the vines is gorgeous. Congrats to Holly. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card and the flower is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Bevelled Glass Striplet die.
Thank you for sharing your design ideas with us.
Veronique L

carol quinn said...

such a beautiful offering today sue, and the flower is just stunning

karenlotty said...

I love the Bevelled Striplet I'm hoping Santa will be bringing me one! Lovely Spring like colours and how you've created a whole "background" using the Striplet

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card. The colour is lovely and fresh on this horrible, cold, icy, foggy day! Your strip let dies are so versatile. Thanks for sharing.
Lancashire Steph, your comment made me chuckle this morning! I hope your carpet cleans up! You go girl!!
Hugs all round.

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, it's simple but elegant
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue,
Today's card looks so lovely a d pretty, a less is more card. The colours really suit the card.
I am ashamed to say I have this die, yet after trying it out I then put it away and never been used since. That will change today. Thank you for jogging my memory.
Congrats to Holly
X Ros

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today, I love using that striplet die, it is so versatile. The green is very subtle and fresh too. Enjoy your day. Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Holly Berry xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Simply divine! Love that green, the bevelled glass striplet is my favourite, flower is stunning. Sheer elegance, thank you for sharing.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
One of my favourite Striplets too. The pale green adds wonderful freshness to this lovely creation.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Green, love it! I enjoy seeing you use your striplet dies.
Congrats Holly.
Stay warm everyone.
Gail C x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue and all the ladies.
A stunning card today Sue, and the flower is gorgeous.
Congratulations to Holly Berry, you will love your card.
Everyone, I hope you are as well as you can be, and that you can stay warm.
Love xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely fresh looking card, the green and white are good together. There is so much we can do with the striplet dies, thanks to you for all your inspiration.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Lovely card. Just adore ur flower. All ur flowers are stunning I really do need do need to practice
Love Tracy from killie xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.S.

Yorkielass lovely to see you back xx

Jess Watson said...

Oops, sorry forgot to say congratulations to Holly, what a super name for the time of year!

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the colours today, and I really like the way you have curled the Daisy!
Love Marg

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
What a gorgeous colour card today, I love green, especially thus fresh spring looking green, I love the beveled striplet die, I don't own it myself but I have had the pleasure of using Pat's and it's gorgeous, another one on my very long list! That flower you gave made is gorgeous too, those daisy dies are so versatile!
I am looking forward to seeing all the different ways you can used the new flower too. Hugs xxxx
Steph, I was so saddened to read about your horrible finger experience, it must be just so frustrating, especially when you are busy trying to prepare for your markets, I would love to see your goodies, big hugs xxx keep warm and cosy today xx
Janet I hope you have a lovely day with your little ones, I am thinking you will be exhausted later, did your cakes come out ok? I am glad I wasn't the only one that hated gym skirts, but I have to say they were better than the Navy Blue PE knickers we had to wear In primary school, I can still remember we used to listen to a radio programme that had us "being a tree" or "marching like a soldier", I loathed PE I have to say!
Enjoy your day, hugs xx
June (Yorkielass) lovely to have you back with us, welcome back, huge hugs to you xxx
Cameeli, enjoy your Christmas 'cardathon' today xxxx
Lynda, thank you my lovely for the most beautiful Christmas card, what's lovely surprise that was yesterday, big hugs and thanks to you xxxxc
Well must go, we have a Christmas tree to buy!
Hugs to all my fellow Wilsonettes xxxx
Sandra xxxx


Paula said...

congrats to the winner, love the card. That die stands on it's own, it's very versatile too.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue a lovely spring like card today
Denise X

Hellma said...

lovely card, fresh colour.

Saba said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful fresh looking card. I have fallen in love with your chrysanthemum flower, didn't think I needed the delicate daisy dies but now realise I do.

Congratulations Holly, bet you can't wait for the post to arrive.

Tandy, Lynda and Maria, you posted after I had thanked the other lovely Wilsonettes yesterday, and would hate to miss anyone out, so grateful thanks to you too for your kind thoughts.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a dear friend we have in you, you send us such beautiful cards each day and today is so beautiful
Hugs
Carol x

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card here and big congrat to Holly for winning this weeks card here.

DMJ said...

A lovely card that could be used for all sorts of occasions!!


Doreen x

Paula said...

Another beautiful card Sue, well done you!

Paula x

Debbie Tinks said...

Stunning card Sue ... Have a nice weekend...x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just beautiful love it . love Jean Z xx

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card, I adore this flower. May be tempted to make a bunch of them.
Cheers
Janice W

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue love it thank you love to all June xxxxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

The colour theme is so fresh and I love how you've made the chrysanthemum using the daisy dies.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. What a gorgeous card. I shall try this as I have the dies. Hope you have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Truly beautiful card and I love the flower. Congratulations Holly you've won such a lovely card
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the daisies made into a chrysanthemum which is amazing.
I'm so lucky to have won the card and want to thank everyone who has wished me well done. You are all so kind and caring on here.Hoping that it will bring me luck as last Christmas was,well let's just say not good.

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue, I love the colours of this card and that fabulous flower!!
XxxRuth

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Oh what a stunning card, love that soft green, so fresh, and must try the flower WOW.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colour xx hazel

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty card Sue and well done Holly Berry (love that name!)

Claire said...


Beautiful card and the flower is so pretty.

Take care

Claire

Lacelady said...

Morning Sue, I do love it when you use dies that I already have, I am only lacking the sentiment, but I have others I could substitute.

How fitting that Holly Berry should win a card at this time of year! Congrats to her.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Looks very delicate and pretty. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love it, beautiful, lovely card, crafty hugs Julie xx

GeeBee88 said...

Wow Sue, really adore this card. So simple and clean and so beautiful! Gx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card we have again to day in a beautiful shade of green with such a lovely chrysanthemum . Your flower dies are all so versatile too. Love today's card. Thank you Sue! x
Holly Berry - what a great name - congratulations on your win! Hope you enjoy having it in your home and that this Christmas is a little better.
Yorkielass - great to have you back - missed you!
Norah - just sending hugs and know we love you and miss you . x
Cheryl - hope you are ok after your treatment and not too tired. I would agree with you about stout shoes for your shopping trip. I hope you enjoy it.
Steph - sorry it's so cold - double sorry about the carpet/ ink pad incident! Why oh why do things fall messy side down?
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely Stunning. This is such a beautiful card. I love the sriplet and I love the colour combination too. The flower is fantastic. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful card with a classic style perfect for everyone!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner using the striplet die. Love the pale green card. Congratulations to Holly. Crafty hugs to all in need of one today.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the soft pale green colour so pretty & the background & flowers very striking.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hello Sue and everyone
Such a peaceful and clam looking card, as well as beautiful too.

Congratulations to the lucky card winner something for you to treasure.

Take care everyone, stay warm and safe.
Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
What a lovely, delicate card. I just love the flower. The pale green colour is just right for the card.
Hugs to all,
Evis M.

camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,

Yep! This one's for me. Love it! Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Joanna Dickson said...

I love this card Sue,
Think ive mentioned one of my closest friends before as this would suit her down to the ground. Her absolute favourite. I would never have thought of mounting it the same colour but it works and works really well.
I also love the flower, (had to call it that as can't spell the actual name ).
Congratulations to Holly berry, how apt at this time of year.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend
Lots of love
Jo xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Simply beautiful card. Love this striplet and will buy the new ones - unless someone buys them for me!!!
Congratulations to Holly Berry - a beautiful card!!
(Going to have a go at this one).
Sheila x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card. The green is such a lovely colour. The flower is so nice and a lovely accent to the card. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue and all

I love the way you have used the daisy die to make this flower, it is really clever. Thank you for the idea.

Best wishes.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely delicate colour palette today a very calming card some how? Just adore your chrysanthemum flower . A lovely card Sue , thanks hugs xxx.
So pleased your back June!!!!
Congrats to Holly Berry!!!

Crafty hugs to yorkielass & L , Lynda and all our wilsonettes , have a great weekend!!
Hugs
Jean D xxx

Susan White said...

Just love the colours of today's card and the flower almost looks like a chrysanthamum! Amazing, Susan x

Swiftycrafter said...

What a beautiful card Sue, and so simple in its construction, I love it, thank you!!
Lynne x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous fresh delicate card, love the flower. Those striplet dies are so versatile.
Congratulations Hollyberry, well done you.
Thank you for the welcome home ladies, I have missed you all and Sue so much.
Steph you made me smile about the carpet and inkpad , keep warm and safe.
Norah and Rory sending love and hugs to you both.
Hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Pam H, Jean D, Lynn M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Maureen K, Myra P, Anne C, Heather T and all Wilsonettes.
Hugs June xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful soft colors and that gorgeous flower is to die for!! Very pretty card.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card. The bevelled glass striplet is probably my most used die, makes amazing mens cards and a lovely accent on decoupage/ kits.

Welcome home Yorkielass June! Steph, I swear wen I drop my inkpad. I have a multi colour area on the floorboards in the craft half a room. We will put a laminate type flooring in ons day but with a lino cover where I craft so that doesn't end up rainbow coloured too.

Sandra, that radio programme was called music and movement I think, I remember it very well. My favourite was the 'dingle dangle scarecrow'. How I remember that 33 years later I don't know! I despised those PE knickers and little skirts. I had them when I started high school. I was a chubby little thing and got picked on, by the PE teachers mostly so I "lost" them and turned up in knee length shorts. When I got told off I told them I was sick of being teased and I either wore these and did PE or I wouldn't do it at all. Didn't care if I got in trouble or detention. After 3 detentions they gave up telling me off as I wasn't going to budge and I wore trackies or shorts for PE til I left school. Nowadays most schools let girls wear trousers as part of uniform and for kids who are self conscious this is much nicer. Thanks for the memories, has cheered me up a lot- especially remembering music and movement.

Must go and shop online for gifts now. Had to resign myself to accepting I can only make cards for family and will have to buy some. At least a charity will benefit so it's not all bad.

Big hugs to everyone,

T x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, great card today, love the flower, so lifelike. Added more items to my wishlist. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. SueL x

Marianna Hammer said...

Such a beautiful card today. I love that die.

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue green is one of my favourite colours but so seldom used so I really like this card Beryl xx

barbara macaskill said...

Mind blown! This is one of my favorites!! LOVE the green and that die is spectacular! TFS!

Jacquie said...

this is gorgeous Sue, love the sweet pastel colour.

Love & Hugs

jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Chris Curry said...

Another stylish card Sue, lovely delicate colour too. Thank you. Xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today...and a beautiful flower!!!
Hugs Sam
xxxx

terrie said...

This card is far from being simple.
It's a beautiful card and feel like a touch of spring.
Well done Sue

TOB said...

love it, like the different use of the daisy die gorgeous striplet die.
Hugs to all Theresa xx

Vie Carter said...

very pretty card, and love using the daisy die like this

Vie
x

JenRey said...

Lovely card! I especially love how you did the flower. TFS!

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning Sue! I love that soft green colour.

Michelle x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card today. I love the clean, crisp lines of the die and, of course, the flower is beautiful. As always, thanks for sharing it with us. x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue love it.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

nannapat said...

Classic design Sue. I love the way you've used the daisy die - it looks totally different used this way. Pat x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely fresh colour. I love this striplet and I have it so will definitely make this.

Love,
Ivy xx

Nana on the Hill said...

What lovely fresh card, and the flower is beautiful.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful fresh looking card you've given us today, I love this Striplet and have used mind many times, it just works so well for any occasion.

Congratulations Holly.

Take care, love Brenda xxx
PS will have to read comments later, it has been a very busy day.LOL

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card and the Striplet dies make Beautiful back grounds.

C A W said...

Oh, I love everything about this card. Congratulations to Holly.

lyndas craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes,
Wow I love this card Sue such a pretty soft green colour, & What a gorgeous flower you have made from your Daisy's die brilliant. I also love the beveled glas Striplet die one of my favourites.
Thank you Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Yorkielass June so lovely to have you home Big Hugs Lynda xx

Oh Steph sorry about your ink pad on your cream carpet why do they always land ink side down,yesterday I droped my CE black glitter all over the floor it went everywhere even all over Annie 4 paws I'm still findig it in her white fur. Your boxes sound gorgeous Steph, BIG HUGS Lynda xx

Sandra pleased you liked your card Hugs Lynda xx

Norah Gentle Hugs hope your feeling a little better missing you.Lynda xx

Congratulations Holly Berry on your card win you will love it Hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner, Hazel Jean D,Yorkielass,Myra P,Maria A,Wheelybad,Lynne M,
Tina E,Tres,Tandy,TOB Theresa,Sheila G,Gail C,Pam,Cameeli,Lindsay.& all Wilsonettes
Love Lynda xx

Vick said...

Hi Sue, well this is one die I do have thankfully so I will have a bash at this look in the new year, I love the spring green you have used so that's another colour to add to my foundation card arsenal, hugs and have a lovely week, Vick xx
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craftynanna said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely lovely card and one i will try i have pinned it as i do all your cards, my daisy petal dies (both) came today so i will be able to do lots of lovely flowers.
congratulations holly on winning that gorgeous card. love to all, Johanna

Dawn Holben said...

I absolutely love the style and detail on this car but for me the colour doesn't do it justice.
Sorry as I know a lot of people love the colour.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sue

Anne (Northampton)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, more inspiration, thank You so much! Well done Holly! Have a great evening all.Bx

Jean Bullock said...

Love this card. Pinned! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765606036002/

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card, love it, love it, love it !!
Congratulations to Holly Berry, enjoy your beautiful 'Sue original'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

rolfi said...

I love this bevelled glass die and have it here... beautiful card, Sue.
Rolf

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue love the chrysanth. Colour is fab. Thanks for sharing. Big hug
Julie E

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone. Beautiful card Sue and that green is a colour I like. Have the striplet die and it's nice,lovely flower.
Congrats to HollyBerry.

Oh dear Steph and on a cream carpet too,hope it's all came off and Lynne what are you trying to do to Annie,bless her :-)

Lovely to see you back 'yorkielass' June and Thank you.

To know I have you helping me through a hard time is warming so thank you all lovely people on this blog !

Norah,Saba,Pam,LynneM,wheelybad,Cheryl,CraftyNanna,ToB,Steph,Sam,June,Ita and to everyone Take care

Warm Hugs Maria x

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful. and that flower is just majestic! hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love your card today, such a beautiful colour, flower and Striplet. It would look great in so many colours.
I have had a great day today, Carol Singing in the Royal Albert Hall. It was wonderful day seeing so many people really getting in to the mood and enjoying themselves.
Love Lesley S x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !! A Gorgeous card today, and in my favourite colour to !! I really love your beautiful Beveled Striplet Die and I use it loads, all the time. I love the green on green look. It is very fresh and spring like. I really love the flower you have made to. (Sorry but I can't spell it !!) It is gorgeous. I have the complete petal Daisy dies near to the top of my Christmas Wish list so fingers crossed.
I am sorry I did not comment yesterday but I was busy making Christmas cards in a bit of a panic. I tired myself out by completely over doing it and then felt really ill. I have to say though that I really love both the Christmas cards, especially the first one which I think is my favourite of the two. I have been making cards using your beautiful Angel dies and others with your beautiful Poinsettia dies. I am very pleased with the results. Thank you for designing such fab dies, making it so much easier to make beautiful Christmas cards.
Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Steph, sorry about you ink pad incident. Hope it all cleaned up ok. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Hi Yorkielass June. Its great to have you back !! I have missed you. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to Pam, Cameli, Myra, Yorkielass June, Steph, Norah, Lynda Brock, and all the other wonderful ladies on Sue's wonderful blog. X x x

Tandy said...

HI Sue
A lovely card. Love and hugs to all.

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, a beAutiful card, love the delicate green and gorgeous flower, hugs Carole Z xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Absolutely adore that pale green, its so fresh and spring like.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Gosh it's late - been trying to finish off the decorations, but still yet more to do. Love this card and really adore the flower and leaves. I haven't even had time to finish of my cards so maybe tomorrow I'll have time for a play. Wishing you a happy Sunday xx Maggie (better without a bow)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I am so late but it has been a bit of a mad day and then I lost the internet connection for about an hour. A lovely fresh and spring-like card and the flower is gorgeous. I have the striplet and love using it and will give this card a go when I have finished with Christmas cards.

Congratulations Hollyberry on being the Wednesday Winner - most appropriate that you should win this week.

Hope everyone is having a good week-end and keeping warm and dry.
Frances

Gail said...

Lovely spring like card &'good girl a quick make xx GailT xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card. Love the beveled striplet die - really think it's a must have! The way you have made the chrysanthemum is very clever and effective. Congratulations to a Holly - what a great name for this time of year.
Yorkielass June great to see you back , missed you. Steph sorry to hear you had such an awful time. Hope you managed to get the ink off the carpet. If it's any consolation, I spilled a whole tub of white gesso on our green carpet in my craft room ( otherwise known as the spare bedroom) and after 10 attempts at cleaning there is still a white mark about two feet long on it! Perils if crafting I suppose! Sorry to all you ladies who were made to wear PE skirts - guess who was one of those horrible people who used to make you wear them? Yep that would be me!!! I was a PE teacher before going into SEN. Hope you all won't hold that against me! Anyway, sending love and hugs to everyone. Love Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the color combo of your card and how you used the daisies to form a chrysanthemum. Could you tell me what size is a A4 card as I mostley make A2 size.
Thanks Yvonne

Sandy H said...

Simply beautiful. The green is so delicate.
Congratulations on your win Holly Berry.
Yvonne, an A4 sheet is 8.3 inches by 11.7 inches or 210 mm. by 297 mm.
Take care eveyone.

Margaret said...

Love the green and the beautiful flower.
Stunning.
Hugs
Margaret M

Darlene4527 said...

Lovely card...love the color and flower.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely love this card. The colours are beautiful as is the flower and your Die backing is stunning all makes a really stunning card
TAKE CARE
Hazel G XX