Monday, 26 January 2015

Best Wishes

Hello bloggers!  Welcome to another crafty week!  I am hoping to have a nice surprise for you sometime this week. (tee hee, yes, that is me snickering with joy!)  Today's card is definitely one that fits into the clean and simple style.  I love designing striplets and I always just have to see them in their simplest style when I get the die prototypes so this is almost always the first card I make!  If you need a really quick card for a last minute thing, this is certainly the way to go too.  It works for any occasion by just changing the sentiment or the colour or both!  I stamped my sentiment (Bold Sentiment stamp set by Creative Expressions) using a Black Archival ink pad towards the lower right corner.  I always start with a piece of card that is slightly larger than the finished size .  This is because I can then straighten it if my stamping is a bit wonky (which it almost always is!) by just cutting the card a bit to make it look straight.  I used the Tethered Hearts striplet without the outer cutting edge to cut a decorative design into the card on the left of my stamped sentiment.   I placed mounting foam on the back of the card and mounted it to a piece of ruby red card, allowing a small edge to show all the way around.  I placed an 8mm white pearl in the centre of the striplet (yes it did slip a bit and I didn't notice when I took the pics!)   I paper pierced another piece of white card to frame it and added a final white mat to complete the card.  So simple! So quick too!  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, brightens up a dull Monday
Hugs to everyone

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love this card and I have this die, simple and easy cards are what I'm able to do.
Happy crafting and stay safe and warm
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Now I'm wondering what little gem you have up your sleeve,. You always give us something to look forward to.
T he card is just elegant, thank you so much. Take care all Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Very pretty
Sometimes simple is best
Pat x

Anonymous said...

What a delight! Quick and simple to do.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card iam going to get this die for my mum and dad's wedding anniversary card I just love this die thankyou tracyw x

Jill Berg said...

Cert pretty card Sue, elegant in its simplicity

carol edwards said...

Simple and elegant card Sue, so useful for lots of occasions. A surprise ? X

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, it may be quick and simple, but very classy. Love it. Have a great day. Bx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
What A Fantastic Card, I Love My Striplet Dies As You Can Create A Stunning Card, Like This One.
I Love The Bold Sentiments From Creative Expression As I Love The Fonts, Fabulous Colours You've Chosen For This Awesome Card.
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing, And Your A Tease By Saying You Will Inform Us Of Upcoming News!!!
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Comment On Our Sue's Fabulous Blog, I Do Hope Your All Keeping Well Take Care All Of You.
Hugs From Sam x

Anonymous said...

Good morning all. Sue I love these striplet cards. I made some book marks using them for charity. JJ xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Tease ! A beautiful fresh, clean, simple but expensive looking card to start our week. Another striplet for Mr L's 'Not got' list ! That's the thing about your striplet dies, you can either have a card like this - C&S or make it as fancy as you want, so versatile. I know Hazel does beautiful work with them on her blog.
Well, I was right about the distressing of edges lol, distressed ? More like positivly distraught and broken hearted lol so I dont think Im very good at it !
Hope this tease isn't another launch, I really need to catch up with the last two launches !!
Whatever your plan's are today Sue, have a eonderful dsy.
Thinking of our poorly friends today.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful card Sue xxxx

auscrafts said...

love this type of card

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the clean lines of this card, and it would work for so many occasions. I wonder what your surprise will be?
Hugs to all on this cold Monday morning. Sue xxx

Linda Graham said...

You are a tease Sue cant wait to see whats in store,beautiful card, thank you,Linda x

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

A lovely elegant card today another that would be great for Valentine's day!!

I look forward to hearing the news that has you giggling with joy!

I do wish we saw more of you on tv! Sigh! we hardly ever see you now and your videos lovely as they are are not the same! Big sigh! I need a Sue 'fix' LOL!

Have a great day my dear friend

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely crd :)

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love clean and simple cards. This is the first of your strip lets that I bought and is the one I use the most. Todays card is fabulous for valentines day. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs all round.

TDQ Karen said...

Just so beautiful, your die does all the work and the finished look is perfect. Xx

Marion Bull said...

It may be simple and quick Sue (perhaps not so quick for me) but it is also really beautiful. I tend towards the simpler style of cards and this is just stunning. Thank you
Marion B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, today's card might be a quick and simple design but it's very effective and appropriate for valentines day coming up so soon. Looking forward to your surprise! X

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it love it, stunning and easy who could ask for more. Thanks for sharing Sue. xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a wonderful way to start the working week a beautiful beautiful and very simple Striplet Gift. Your colour palette is just right not overshadowing the star of the show. Today's gift is one of those that fit the bill 'less is more' and looks a million dollars. This is one I do not have but it's certainly on my wish list which by the way is growing at a great rate of knots. Thank you for starting my week with a fantastic gift.eph

Steph - I hope Mr L had a good bday and loved his card.

I hope everyone had a good week-end and managed to get everything they wanted done done! The fall of snow we had on Saturday has now gone and I start my last week here. Time certain flies it really doesn't seem as though I've been here four weeks.
I received a little video yesterday showing me my 11month Great Granddaughter taking her first steps. What a treat and what memories it brings back. These are so precious occasions.

To all in pain or suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-simple but classy. Can't wait to hear what you have in store for us this week.


Anonymous said...

I love using the striplets in this way. It is so elegant.

Anne (Northampton)

Jodee Keal said...

Hi, Sue....I love the simplicity of this card, the striplets are so versatile. Jo xx

carol quinn said...

beautiful, ..less is more

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do love that die I used it to make my husband's anniversary card last week. I wonder what the surprise will be. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is one of my all time favourite striplets and I use it such a lot. A very simple but elegant card. Looking forward to the surprise

Love Rosemarie xx

Carolyn B said...

Love this card, I gave the die and plan to use it for a silver wedding anniversary card.

Carolyn B

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful clean and simple card to start the week. I love the colour combo. This card is another one that shows why I love your striplets so much, they are so versatile. Any colour and sentiment looks lovely.
What have you got up your sleeve for us this week you are a tease? Can't wait to find out but know that whatever it is will bring big smiles to our faces : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I just love the striplet dies. They make such lovely elegant cards. Im looking forward to see what surprise you hsve for us. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a beautifully simple card today, yet very elegant.

Have a great Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
This card is so lovely, great if you need a card in a hurry.
Am bookmarking this one for just such an occasion.
Beautiful in red and white too. Must get some of your striplet dies. x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, just love the look of this card, simple is good! Do I have the feeling we will be seeing new dies this week?? Can't wait! Love Jean xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I plan to use this die on hubbys valentines card. I am wondering what your surprise will be mmmmmm....... Have a good week all

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Simple lovely card Sue.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love this striplet. I have just used it with your fire and ice technique to make a birthday card for my granddaughter.

Waiting with bated breath for your news!


Breezes said...

Just goes to show how stunning simple can be ! Gorgeous !


Aspiring crafter said...

Hi Sue, I think this card could easily be made into a Valentines card, that striplet is perfect!
Naughty snickering Sue , now we will all be waiting with baited breath!

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & friends,
Simply Stunning, these striplet dies are just at their best in this stunningly simple format, no fuss, just straight forward elegance! Now you have got my super-intrigued !!!
Look forward to your big reveal! Hugs, Sandra xxxxx
Janet, your last week?! Oh the Romantic French Country Diary, will soon become tales of Every Day Yorkshire!
You still manage to make it sound amazing though!
Your video must have made you smile, what a lovely treat!
Warm hugs en route to France! , Sandra xxxx
Lol Steph, you can buy a little distressing tool, Tim Holtz does one I believe and that takes 'the stress' out of 'distressing', I think it's knowing when to stop. But I rather think that you are a very 'neat and tidy' crafter so therefore maybe distressing is not for you! I also think that when selling your cards as you do there is the worry they customers won't see the 'designer' side of it and just think you gave used a 'dog eared ' piece of card! Sending you huge hugs, Sandra xxxx
Cameeli, where are you my lovely? Hope you are well and enjoying being 'grandma Liz' sending hugs, Sandra xxx
To all the rest of this lovely Blog Family, a big group hug, counting down the weeks To Ally Pally Ladies!
Sandra xxxxxxx

Jacquie said...

Simplicity at its best Sue! Gorgeous, gorgeous card.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great card and it's a design I use often as your striplet dies always make stunning cards. Can't wait to find out your news! Best wishes

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a simple but beautiful card
love this striplet.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Simple, quick and totally it!


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card. Very classy and elegant. Would be great for valentines or engagement cards. I love your striplet dies they make beautiful cards. You are teasing use. I wonder what it could be. You are naughty lol.
Have a great week everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Joan D said...

Striplets are fabulous. My go to die. I just think you can do so much with them, as yesterday's card shows too. Altogether stunning x x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful. Very stylish and versatile.

DMJ said...

Cant wait for your surprise, Sue!!!!
As for the card, it is lovely, I too have this striplet and love it!! Just up my street.

Doreen x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue would be nice as a simple valentines with change of sentiment x xhazel

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue would be nice as a simple valentines with change of sentiment x xhazel

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, you are a tease wonder what it is

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Simply elegant, how lovley
Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Hazel and Patricia will love this as they have made similar smashing cards using this Striplet.
Less is definitely more.
Have a great day.
Ang x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Simple but extremely elegant.
This is my 'go to' striplet when I need that extra special card.
And what a tease you are, keeping us in suspense!! LOL
Lorna D

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue .... Happy crafting...x

karenlotty said...

I love your Striplet dies I only have one of them but I plan to get more of them (they're more in my price range) And one of the cards I have made using my Striplet get re-pinned all of the time on Pinterest! This exciting "news" Is it another collection of dies...?

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous card Sue, simple yet elegant. Looking forward to your surprise (hope it is some more dies or embossing folders). xx

Chris Curry said...

Another simple and elegant card Sue. Love striplets, so versatile. Thank you.Xx

CHERYL Brown said...

I just love the cards you make with the striplets. They are so simple in lines but very striking and luxurious. No-one could fail to be pleased if one of them arrived in the post.
Congratulations to everyone who won the comments draw, yesterday. Very happy faces I am sure when you receive your gifts.
I agree with you Janet, precious 'first' occasions with our grandchildren are indeed memories that will linger on throughout the following years and bring many a smile to our lips.
Thinking of all our lovely blog friends in pain, discomfort and loss and sending big big hugs to you all.
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I am a bit late re DVD comments but, yes yes and yes again! please. It would make it much easier not to have to log onto the internet, watch is as & when AND on a bigger screen.
ps nearly forgot - your cards are great too! Luv Halina21 x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another super card is so elegant and I love thes you have used.
Take care
Debs xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful and definitely my type of card. It's clean, simple and very expensive looking. As I said yesterday, I love the striplets and I do have this one, so I will be replicating this with a different sentiment. Is you surprise another collection of your fabulous dies! My bank manager will have a heart attack if it is!!
Tres and Theresa, hope you are both feeling better soon. Sending love and hugs to all. Love Alison xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely beautiful in its elegant simplicity.
Hazel has been cutting these by the dozen for her Daughters Wedding Invitations, which will be stunning.
Have a wonderful day

Patricia xxx

Jane said...

Hi Sue,love the simplicity of this card the closeup showed off this striplet really well have a nice day. Jane B.

Jane said...

Hi Sue,love the simplicity of this card the closeup showed off this striplet really well have a nice day. Jane B.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today :-) Can't wait to hear your news! Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Marion said...

Lovely simple card but i would have to put some flowers on to take away some of the plainness ,if that's a word.
I would willing pay the price for a DVD so bring it on.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, simple but lovely can't wait for the surprise take care xxx yvonne b xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Maybe it´s kept simple, but it´s still soo beautiful and elegant.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A simple but very elegant card. Love it.
Evis M.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card it's simply elegant and right up my street. You know I won't be able to sleep now lol. Looking forward to your surprise.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! I love the simplicity of it, ( although I love the fancy cards also)
Looking forward to finding out what you are teasing us with?
Love and hugs to all xo

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Please let the surprise be what I have been waiting for!
I love this Die it makes beautiful bookmarks to add to cards!
Take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely elegant card, I have done similar with the striplets they make an easy card look so good. I used this one last week for a golden wedding card.
Now what surprise do you have in store for us, more dies! if so I'll have to plant another money tree.
Have a good day.

hotpotato said...

I like this card for being simple.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Oh my favourite die in its elegant best CAS design. I say my favourite but by the time. I cut the 60 others that I need for the invitations it might not be, I will be seeing striplets in my sleep soon. Hazel x

Hazel said...
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Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and I do so love the striplets. love Jean Z xxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful, simple and elegant.
Hugs to all.
Theresa xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card. I have the striplets on my wish list.

Take care


Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Clean, simple and beautiful. Very classy and understated. Could work with any striplet or any colour I think. A 'to try' card for me!

I like surprises ;-) 'nuff said!.

Lovely story about your Granddaughter Janet. Sounds like that made your day

A wobbly night and a very early morning. Lets hope I wait until after the cleaner has been before I fall asleep, sitting up on thd sofa, dribbling!



Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful clean and simple card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card that can so easily be adapted - love it.
Beverley W

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card I love your striplets,I have three of them but not this one! Look forward to hearing about your surprise
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
I love this Sue, and have copies this design loads of times for different occasions.
Lancashire Steph - you do make me smile with your distressed edges!
Heather - I agree with you, we need to see Sue on screen more often.
Janet - how lovely to get a video of great grandchild, I think I'll be pushing up daisies, or even more gaga than I am now, before mine come along!
Sue - surprises are not good for my heart so please tell us soon what you have lined up for us!!! xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Great design Sue, but there was no need to tease us, we come everyday anyway!

Kate's Cards said...


Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Simply elegant and another fan of your striplet dies here! Love the colour combo too. Can't wait to here what your surprise is are so naughty for teasing us! Lol!
Hugs to all who need them and hope your days get better soon.

Love Sheila xx

Janice Wallace said...

The striplets are the perfect dies, can be kept simple, used as background or focal point, an absolute must, as this card shows. Perfect valentines card too.
Janice W

Paula said...

A stunningly simple card, just my cup of tea! Thank you Sue.

Paula x

Paula said...

so elegant, so simple. The best of both words when a card is needed on a busy day.

Swiftycrafter said...

Simple, and simply beautiful. Thanks Sue.
Lynne x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

I made a card much like this for my daughter in laws birthday and she loved it. Simple and classy !

Cant wait for your surprise

Muriel x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely but simple, can be used for lots of occasions, I did a similar one for a golden wedding with soft gold mirri card behind and it turned out ok.
Wonder what you have in store for us now!
Take care everyone, Jess x

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the elegance that this Striplet brings to any card. It's one of those dies that with or without embellishment always looks impressive. Must remember your tip about first stamping and then trimming, I have ruined many a card with my wonky stamping!!!
Well I certainly won't need any prompting to jump out of bed this week, can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
Love and hugs for all

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Today's card may be simple but it looks so elegant I love it and will be making it
SUE. You are a tease but I am a patien person and will be watching with eager anticipation I know it will be worth the wait. SO HURRY UP WILL YOU lol.
Take Care All
Theresa x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.

Saba said...

Me again,
Something very odd just happened with the Robot thing. It wasn't happy with my text and asked me to try again, but instead of another set of letters, up popped a picture of a pizza and I had to choose one. Has this happened to anyone else?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely stunning. To me it is so beautiful. Simple in one way but so elegant in every other way. I just love it. I think I will make this for my friend. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
another simple, but very elegant card.
Margaret xxx

SHARICA said...

pretty card today sue xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi sue

I love the simplicity and elegance of this card. Very beautiful and easily adapted for many different occasions.

I am still on cloud nine from seeing my name as one of the winners yesterday.

Very best wishes to you and all your followers.

Helen x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another very elegant card today

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant and stylish.

Laura O' Connor said...

lovely nice simple card ,elegant ,Laura O

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Such a stylish card, simple but stunning.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Roisin said...

Beautiful and classy Sue! I have this striplet........but haven't taken the plunge with it yet! Must give it a go! Have a good day.

weefortune said...

Simple yet stunning card, Hugs Elaine x

Gail Chase said...

Nice card! I think this card would be a lovely Valentines card for that someone special. Simple and elegant says it best. Gail

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I love this die! I have used it over and over again! I can truly appreciate why Hazel is using it for Wedding Invitations as they will look stunning.
Saba - you did make me laugh about the pizza ! No have never seen that only have a box to tick each day and no numbers required. You would think they could make it toast rather than pizza for morning!
Janet - how lovely to get that video - you can look at it again and again too! Lovely!
Sue - You are a minx - what have you been up to now! Whatever it is I can't wait - please don't make it Friday! Lol. xx
Wheely - sorry you are suffering so much . Hope you feel a it better after a nap. Sending hugs.
Love to everyone, especially those who are not commenting just now.
Love Myra xx

Jen Rey said...

Lovely card. I love the clean and simple look!

Gail said...

God day Sue,
As you say a simple card, but we all need this type of card at some time. Love it.
Gail C x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful Card. I bought the tethered hearts striplet die with this style in mind and intended to use a bold colour behind it and you have done it so I know how it should look now (no doubt not as good as yours lol). Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I always love your clean and simple cards and this one is no exception. Really elegant and classy. I have just been asked to make two wedding cards and think I may have to invest in this die, it is the only striplet I don't have.

Please don't tease us for too long Sue, it is not good for our blood pressure to be kept on tenterhooks.

Lydia, please can you send me a cutting of your money tree? I could really do with it and don't know where else I would get one :-)

Maxine T said...

Simple is great Sue, nice card. I will be off line for a bit having cataract sergery tomorrow so will be back ASAP.
Maxine T

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Very simple, elegant but classy card, love it. xx

Jean said...


rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
the hearts striplet is beautiful but to my mind there is a bit space for flowers or bows above the "Best wishes" stamp.
Rolf xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!
Well this is a card for me, clean,simple,no fuss,just perfect Sue!
Very excited what you are up too,don't know if I could take more die's doh as I'm still trying to save up for your last lot,lol. Would be nice to see you more on tv !
Wheelybad,ToB and everyone else who are in pain, I so wish your problems away !! <3 and Hugs to you all!
Janet-how wonderful to have a video of your great-grandchild's first step.That's lovely.
Take care and Warm Hugs, Maria x

Jill Liddle said...


Diane said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today, I love using this striplet die, you can keep it plain and simple for easy postage or really dress it up. Looking forward to the surprise . Take care love Diane G xxx
Maxine I hope your operation goes well xxx

CraftyJo said...

It's gorgeous - quite simple-looking though there's a lot of techniques in it.

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely clean classic beauty, simply lovely.

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful Sue, this card is quick and easy but very elegant. Thanks for sharing!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I love this card and the die. You don't need anything else when using your striplets as they are big enough to fill the card
Cant wait for you to tell us your Surprise - could it be another launch of your die sets and folders....
Take care
Hazel G XX

Addieper said...

This is a lovely card. I love the different color underneath.

Jane said...

Some times you need a quick card this one looks like it could be one very nice.

Jane xx

patwyn said...

Hi Sue
Love this beautiful card - simple and elegant, just what I like.

Lesley S and Sandy H - thank you both for welcoming me to Sue's blog family. Much appreciated.
Looking forward to your surprise Sue.
Take care all
Pat x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue,
this is lovely! I did one very similar recently for Valentine's with the lattice heart cutting through one layer and using double sided adhesive on another, picking out one of the hearts with red polished silk glitter. I was really pleased with the outcome. I look forward to your reveal later this week!!! Hugs, Karen x

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the simplicity and elegance of it, hugs Carole Z X

Nina Spear said...

Hi Sue
Such a simple card but soooooo stunning!
Nina x

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

I just love it when you make these cards. They are, as you say, clean and simple but always look so elegant. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card and I have this die - yaaaaaay.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Yes, very simple, but nontheless stunning. I am a big fan of your striplet dies and have them all. SueL x

terrie said...

What a beautiful border...
I like how this card is clean and simple...the border speaks for it's self...
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Love this simple elegant card, Sue, the Tethered Heart striplet lends itself to both CAS and 'busy' cards and always looks great. Don't have it, though.
Like Steph, am anticipating a new launch but also haven't caught up with the first yet - so no more sniggering, please, put us out of our misery!!
To our newest newbie Pat (yesterday) welcome and keep joining in.

'P' in Wales

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, love your clean and simple cards are always easy and sometimes that's what we all need.
Hugs to everyone.

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

A simple but yet elegant card. I have this striplet die and will definitely make it.

Take care,

Ivy L xx

Karen B said...

This is just stunning in it's simplicity Sue - I love it. Have got some of your striplet dies but not this one.....perfect for Valentine's Day. Can you tell me how you get your pricking so even and matched up at the corners......I use a Tim Holtz ruler but always seem to go a bit wonky at the corners..........!


Karen x

barbara macaskill said...

Simply stunning!! A wonderful card to start my day with! Can't wait to see what your surprise is. You always have the best surprises for us. Have a great day!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm REALLY CURIOUS NOW.............
The card is absolutely classical elegance, and what's a wonky pearl between friends!
Hugs, Rose

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card....pure simplicity.....truly beautiful!!!!

craftynanna said...

Yes Sue clean and simple are my card of choice and this one is beautiful, i have about 6 cards ready preped just waiting for this one and the other lovely striplet ones you do, so i am well pleased thank you Sue,
Hugs to all Johanna

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. I really must try this.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. I really must try this.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card today. As you say a quick card but totally elegant.

I love surprises, I can't wait.

Kind Regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Jean Bullock said...

I love, love, LOVE this! Your striplet dies are wonderful. I love how you backed the top panel so just the tiniest edge of color shows up around it. Wonderful. We don't mind the slipping pearl. I pinned of course.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think this card is beautiful and have seen it demo'd before. Loved it then and love it now to the extent that I have the crafty bits to create it and have done so!!

Alexandra said...

Very pretty card, I remember seeing this clean and simple card idea before and then promptly purchased this lovely die. It's a very useful, gorgeous but quick card. Love it!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I think this card would also make a quick valentines card and the ruby red is simply scrumptious.

pinky said...

This is so striking, would make a lovely wedding invitation.

Dawn Holben said...

This maybe a simple card but it is still pretty and very elegant and I can just see this looking wonderful in other colours as well as the one you have used.

scottydog said...

Another stylish but simple card. Very classy!!

Theresa Pace said...

cas but striking, hugs xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very beautiful and elegant card, a fabulous showcase of your striplet die.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Such a beautiful card today !! I really love this striplet die and the card you have made with it is so classy and elegant !! I love the red showing through. This would make a great Valentines card or Wedding Invitation. Your die is such a lovely design. This die is on my very long wish list !! Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to your surprise now. I hope you won't keep us waiting for to long as I don't think I could handle the suspense !!
Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending all the Wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love today from Tres x x x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A very classy beautiful card your striplet dies make such a statement whether on there own or used as a background .thanks Sue , hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to everyone
Jean D xxx

Craftycatty said...

stylist and pretty. anyone would be glad to receive it.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Love the simplicity.
I can guess what ur surprise is. I canny wait!!!! Bring them on lol xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue and everyone
A really delightful card made with my all time favourite die cuts wonderfully and makes such delightful cards.
Your cards for the last week have been as always stunning, beautiful and quite simply wonderful as always. We have had no broadband for a week so have really missed my daily visits but thanks to a wonderful BT engineer all is well again.
Margaret corgi owner

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wisonettes,
Stunning card I love this & all your stripplet die's they are so versatile,I love the clean & elegant line,& beautiful colours. Sue you are such a teaser please don't leave it till Friday the suspense is too much.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Saba you did make me smile with the robot thing about the pizza, I don't bother doing it i just push publish
Hug'Lynda xx

Janet how wonderful having that lovely video of your great grandchild first steps such a lovely.keep sake Hug 's Lynda xx

Big hug's Sandra,Margaret corgi Owner,Sheila G,Myra P,Maria A,TOB Theresa,Tina E,Wheelybad,Steph,Cameeli,Jean D,Lynne M,Yorkilass,Norah,Saba,Hazel,Patricia & all Wilsonettes Love Lynda xx

nannapat said...

I love your striplets, they always make a fabulous card in just a few minutes. I wonder what your surprise is, you really are a tease! Pat x

Barbara said...

Lovely clean and simple card, very pretty and so easy to make.
I hate surprises and cant wait to find out what it is!!!!

Virginia Davey said...

lovely card for valentines day, the striplet dies are really nice.

Joanna Dickson said...

I love all the striplet dies. I'm lucky enough to have all 6. I love the fact the dies can be a simple or as complex as you want the to be.
looking forward to hearing your surprise news.
Stay well and warm
lots of love
Jo xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I like the simplicity of this card, it's really elegant and can be used for lots of different occasions.

I look forward to seeing what surprise you have planned, knowing you I'm sure it's something we will all want.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, this is my favourite cards of yours using the tethered heart Striplet. You are such a tease - in a nice way of course,!!!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so simple and elegant would make a wonderful Valentines card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, This is a stunning card, love this die and the Red is so rich. This one is definitely a winner for me.
I love all of your Strriplet dies, They just work in so many ways on there own or joined together, as on your card yesterday . Thank you for bringing them to us.

Now you are teasing us, what have you got up your sleeve for later this week? Willl have to keep guessing..
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Carol Worwood said...

Hi Sue
Such an elegant card, I love it. Carol

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Simple yes but oh so so elegant.
Di B x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Simple and elegant.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card. I love the fact that it's quite minimalistic and I love the font on the sentiment. Every time you use one of the striplet dies the result seems to be even better than the one before. I really do need to get some lol. As always, thanks so much for sharing with all of us. x

Sandy H said...

Simply gorgeous card. So elegant.

I love surprises, Sue, it's just the waiting I don't like.

Take care everyone.

Susan White said...

I love these simple designs - so classy and will work with almost any sentiment! Susan x

Denise Bryant said...

Love the simplicity of this beautiful card! Yet it is so elegant!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue teasing us again come on blog followers guess what it can be! have 2 possibilities on my list and will post blog if its the first one- this card is superb as are all the striplet dies- so versatile for any occasion and it you havent got the bevelled glass striplet then you are missing a real treat- cuts like butter.

Karen Drew said...

So simple but so effective. The striplet dies are so versatile
Karen xx

Vie Carter said...

How effective this card is , beautiful, can't wait to hear your good news Sue


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Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card & definitely a 'less is more' effect which is simply stunning.
Love the Tethered Hearts striplet die as it's very elegant with the romance of the twin hearts within it & I love everything which is heart shaped...
Beautiful card to brighten up a very cold day...

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx