Saturday, 17 January 2015

Congratulations

 Hello crafters!  Today's offering is a bit different, but it showcases the lovely inlaid technique.  I started by cutting the Austrian border in white to use as my base. I attached it to a sticky adhesive sheet so the open "fall away" areas now had adhesive exposed.   I cut the border several more times in varying shades of pale pink, rose and raspberry.  Each time I picked a different portion of the fall away from the die cut and used them to in lay them back into the original white base piece.  I decided when I finished it that I wanted to make a wide border so I repeated the same process so I was able to put two of them together.  I will admit that this is a rather time consuming process, but I find it strangely satisfying!  When finished it has a lovely smooth feeling to it, with only the embossing giving it texture.  I stamped my sentiment on a larger piece of raspberry card and added my borders below it.  To add a bit of a floral detail, I cut the Delicate Daisies Open Petal in black and made a flower with a flatback pearl centre.  I added it to the card with a Curled Vine embellishment.  The card was finished with a pierced white mat, a thin black mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Sonja Stephenson!!!

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




















165 comments:

Pam said...

Wonderful card Sue, love the daisy.
Congratulations Sonia, enjoy your win.
Have a good weekend everyone, hugs all round.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Wonderful card today love the technical cutting out different colours the daisy dies great to congratulate Sonia thankyou tracyw x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, congratulations Sonia enjoy your prize. A lovely card today Sue, I love doing this inlaid type of work with the dies, yes it is time consuming but as you say very satisfying.

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

Jan.moogie said...

Love this effect and the open flower really is the icing on the cake. stunning card Sue. xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card. Take care all, Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. I can see why this so relaxing doing this. Your mind knows exactly what it is doing and so you just drift away . Congratulations to Sonia . Keep safe and warm all. X

sonja_w said...

Love this card. Gorgeous colours and the Austrian dies are my favourite set. xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I used to do this technique with peel offs but it so much nicer this way. I made a Christmas card using this technique but the inlay was with glitter card it looked so pretty. I love the rasberry colour card it is such a cheerful colour.
Congratulations Sonia enjoy your prize.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, congrats Sonia.

Anonymous said...

Nice technique Sue , very effective. Congrats to Sonia. Have a nice week- end everyone. JJx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Well, this is really gorgeous. I love the double inlaid border in the lovely pink shades (why do I love pink on cards yet not for anything else that I wear or own?) I can also see it in blues or purples - my favourites, or in any other colour for that matter and that makes a change for me and my lack of imagination! : ) The open petal flower is gorgeous, haven't seen them made up like that.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Have a good weekend, I hope you are getting a break Sue : ) Take care.

Mrs B said...

Sorry, forgot to say congratulations to Sonia : )

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
What a different card today. This is something I have not tried, but will do now
Pat x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love this technique. And the colours you have chosen to use. And I really love the design.
Take care Sue xxxx

Debs A xxx

Anonymous said...

Really like this, Sue, almost has a retro feel to it. Don't know if I'd have the patience for this technique - well, yes, do know!! But the end result is well worth the effort.
Well done to Sonia, a wee bit envious but, hey ho, getting a Sue card is one of a very tiny number on the list of things to hopefully achieve.

'P' in Wales

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the inlay technique with the different shades of pink although I'm sure that if I tried this I would lose the last piece to be put in (it always happens with jigsaws)!
Congratulations to Sonia on your win. Cheryl, you are doing the right thing cutting the negative people from your life, you just need to be concentrating on your recovery. Norah, you are actually doing the school a favour by giving them a long list as it's probably things they have never thought about, and when they have the dreaded Ofsted visit they'll be able to use your comments to show what they are doing to improve. Sending hugs to anyone in pain or just feeling down. Sue xxx

Rosie said...

It may be time consuming but the result is certainly worthwhile.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I have to say that I'm not that sure about today's gift. I like the idea and the effect it has but am not too sure about today's colours.
Perhaps if I try it in a different colour it will change my mind. Sorry Sue it's not many of your beautiful pieces of art I don't take to.

Sandra - have a lovely day with your friend and I hope that the journey isn't too horrendous.
Pam - everything back to normal. You're at the top just where you should be.

Yesterday's visit to the market was useful; Mr E bought a couple of bottles of red wine for his cupboard whilst I bought the household usuals and a large bag of bird seed for our little feathered friends.
This is the time where anyone who doesn't like sweet things at this time of the day- Pastries this week were for Mr E a beautiful creamy piece of Flan (a little bit like our baked custard)with pieces of plum inside whilst I went back to Raspberries only this time it was made up of on the bottom a thin layer of spongs soaked in raspberry juice; on top of that a gorgeous layer of crunchy (sorry just do not know what the ingredients are for it)on top of that a beautiful raspberry mousse with whole raspberries within topped with another thin layer of raspberry sponge and to finish this delight of gorgeousness a layer of raspberry gell with a tiny triangle of white chocolate. Np cakes now until next Friday.

Have really got to do some housework today - would really prefer crafting but it has to be done. It appears that my 'House Mr Dobbie' has gone AWOL this week.

Congratulations Sonia you very lucky lady.

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

Jean Bullock said...

Fantastic! Beautiful colors and I love the quilt feeling that the die cutting, embossing and inlay technique created. I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765606478843/

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love the colours.
Congratulations to Sonia on winning card.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs
Love Tina x x x x x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous, it may be time consuming, but well worth it as the result is fantastic. Fabulous colours used. Well done Sonia on winning the card. Have a great day all. Bx

Jill Berg said...

Again this is one of my fav border dies - like the way you have jigsawed the pieces together

Carolyn B said...

I just love this card, the technique, although time consuming is well with it.

Carolyn B x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
I am not usually a pink person at all but this card sings - just beautiful. Love the open daisy too.
Congratulation Sonia, lovely card.
Keep warm and have a good weekend

Muriel x

Debbie Tinks said...

What a stricking card very different lovely change Sue ... Happy Crafting ..x

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!! Sue, I love this card! The colours are so fresh, feminine and pretty, but it could be so easily adapted to make a 'mancard'! Jo xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Soo beautiful card here again Sue. Yes it is timeconsuming, but soo worth it, I totally agree, as it looks amazing, and in these colors, they looks even more amazing.
Have a wonderful week-end now.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
I'm Sorry For Not Commenting As Often As Normal But I Just Can't Get Rid Of This Infection That I Have That's Making Me ill.
Well Enough Of That I Love Today's Stunning Card I Can Remember When You Did A Video Of This I Think If I Recall From Memory It Was Mauve And White, It's Such A Fabulous Card I Love The Black Open Daisy I Have The Delicate Daises Dies And I Love Using Them.
I Love The Colours Used For Today's Card I Can't Thank You Enough For Sharing Your Fabulous Card With Us It Gives Me Such Inspriration And I Truly Appreciate It.
Sue Take Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Comment On Our Sue's Awesome Blog I Hope Your All Well.
Congratulations To Sonia For Winning The Beautiful Wednesday Card Gift!





Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, great card and the delicate daises look lovely.

Congratulations to Sonja!!

Have a good weekend and stay warm.

Cameeli xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous it must have taken ages but it is worth it for the stunning result. Congratulations to the card winner. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and a
great technique love it. Congrats.
Sonia well done.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. I made your last inlayed technique card and i was really pleased with it, so this is another one to try, it does take awhile to do but it was worth all the effort. The open flower and vine finish the card off beautifully. Congrats to sonja on winning this weeks card. Hope everyone takes care in the snow. Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
This card is Elegant and I like the Raspberry card.
Take care
Love Marg

auscrafts said...

I've done this with dies and it is time consuming but the result is well worth all the time spent .A lovely card Sue

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, I like the shades of pink used and the gorgeous flower , very pretty.
Congratulations Sonia's!
Love and hugs to all xo

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
It's a 'Bobby Dazzler'!!!!
I love this technique, I really must try it!!
:-)
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Just love the patchwork quilt inlay and doesn't the die look completely different to yesterday's card...as the fall-away pieces aren't too small this shouldn't take too long to fill in..

Congratulations to Sonia...

Izzy

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card. Looking at it close up, so to speak, and it has a great textured appearance. Thank you Sue.Xx

Maria Illsley said...

a great card Sue and what a great technique xx

TDQ Karen said...

Love your patchwork card, and the open flower is very effective on this card, lovely. Congratulations to Sonia xx

Craftysusan said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card from you today and I have all of the dies used so I can give it a try. I love the colours of the card used too. I am hoping this is foundation card so I can buy some. Hope to see you back on our tv screens soon. Have a great weekend. xx

GeeBee88 said...

Great card Sue, love the technique and it makes a very special card. Gx

ang said...

Lovely card well worth the effort angxx

carol quinn said...

beautiful, so vibrant, i never think of cutting the flowers in black.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, so different

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely different card today, love the inlaid pieces on the border die, must try this too! Love Jean xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue, I adore this card!!!
XxxRuth

Clare W said...

GM Sue - this is wicked! - what a contemporary, almost funky look - must try this and that black flower is 'bad' (i.e. good!) Happy Saturday all
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
I love this beautiful card, unfortunately I don't have the patience. Well maybe I should just try to have it and have a go.
Have a wonderful day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

I love this card, it is very Art Deco. I have the Austrian border so will definitely have a go.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & one that could look very different just bu changing the colours

Congrats to Sonja.

Michele

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very modern look today great colours

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, love the shades of pink. I never tried this myself perhaps I should have a try, looks quite fiddly.
Enjoy your card Sonja.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Lesley Thomas said...

Love the technique, would be perfect for stained glass windows. Congrats to Sonja.

DMJ said...


I've not tried this either; looks like something to do on a cold day, like today!!!!

Love the colours too,


Doreen x

karenlotty said...

This is a lovely technique In the right colours would be suitable for a man's card too

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this card, Sue and will have to have a go at this technique.

Anne (Northampton)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I really like today's card and think I will have a go at this one, even though it will be time consuming! The colours are gorgeous as well. Congratulations to Sonia.
Tres and Sam, hope you are both feeling better. Theresa hope your ultrasound is sooner rather than later. Getting much colder now and I hope everyone stays nice and warm and safe if you venture outside as there's lots of ice about. Have a great weekend everyone. Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

hollyberry said...

Love the piecing of colours back into the design which gives an amazing effect.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, So very pretty love it . love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an unusual looking card.
I love your inlaid technique.
I must have a go.
Veronique L

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I too find it quite therapeutic doing this, even with smaller bits like the Butterfly Circles.
Not my colours today but a fab design.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love this inlaid technique. It looks just like a quilt! The colours are pretty too. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Sonja. Lucky lady.
Keep warm everyone.
Hugs.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this technique it is so stunning.
I totally forgot to comment yesterday, must have been a senior moment actually a day!
Yesterday's card was stunning once again.
Congratulations to Sonjia.
Take care everyone
Jess x

AnneRD said...

A lovely tchnique Sue, and a pretty finished project. Anne x

Con said...

Great card. I'm going to have to try this technique. I keep putting it off as it looks like hard work; but it so effective.

Jane said...

Hi Sue
Very nice card again today and suitable for a man! Enjoy the weekend and look forward to your next creation
Love Jane

nannapat said...

Clever technique Sue, love the finished card. Congrats to Sonja. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I do like your inlaid technique and really must try this sometime. Love the delicate look to the daisy too. Congratulations to Sonja on winning the card. Have a great weekend.
YvonneMayxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Yay, so excited to have won the Wednesday card - it looks so beautiful and I can't wait to see it! I will cherish it. Thank you so much!! :-) Lovely card today using a fabulous technique. I love the different shades of pink. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue lovely card love it thank you for sharing love to all June xxxxx

CHERYL brown said...

What a beauty, I love jigsaws so this card reminded me of them. Will definitely try this technique Sue, as you say, relaxing.
Congratulation to Sonia, you will enjoy your prize.
So sorry to read you still under the weather Sam, I do hope your infection clears up soon for you. It can be very debilitating when infections linger.
Your description of the pastries makes my mouth water Janet, just wish I could savour them. I'm drooling too much now!
Hugs to all Wilsonettes.
Cheryl xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,& Friends,
What a delightful card today I all it's lovely shades of pink,
The overall pattern reminded me of 1960/1970's wallpaper! That open petal on it's own looked so delicate and pretty! Thank you Sue for another beautiful card, your inspiration is just endless, huge hugs Sue xxxxx
Sam S. Bless you, I hope that you feel better soon, I think that being on antibiotics for long periods of time can put a real strain on your body! Get some of those 'live' yoghurt they are supposed to put the good bacteria back into your body, (the antibiotics take away both good and bad bacteria )! It's worth a try and is cheaper than a prescription charge! I am sending you warm hugs for a speedy recovery, xxxx
Congratulations to Sonja, enjoy your gorgeous gift xx
Janet, oh my goodness, you have me drooling this morning,even paul had to tell me to stop as it was too early to be discussing such delicious delights! Stay warm out there, we have had a light covering of snow this morning, the girls were quite excited, bless the , I hope for their sake it stays! Hugs to you and Mr E, Stoke up that log burner and stay cosy, huge hugs xxx
Cameeli hope you have a lovely weekend planned, stay warm and cosy! Hugs xx
Well I am off to put the kettle on and attempt to re-tidy my craft room!
Huge hugs to all of the members of our lovely blog family,
Sandra xxxxxxx

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue this is such a clean and crisp card. It is also a good way to use up odds and ends of cardstock. Beryl xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue and all friends. Congrats to Sonja, what a beautiful card to win, enjoy.
Sam, so nice to see you back ( for now) we DO miss our regular sister's here hope you are starting to get over your illness. Lynn M and little paws, miss your funny stories SO much.
Hmmm - inlaid technique otherwise known as a bodged up disaster LOL when you showcased the last one a month or so ago I thought Id try it, oh boy oh boy, thank goodness for embelishments ! You used a more detailed die last time with pin head size bits of card to inlay... How cruel LOL.. Card pinging from my tweezers, glasses falling to the end of me nose, getting hot and frustrated with my stupid fingers, it went like a dream, it should have been easy and straight forward but not in my craft world LOL,it was hillarious that something so quite easy can cause me so many stupid problems, but I persevered in pale blue and white which in essance done 'properly' would have been so pretty, so where the die had double cut, and the inlay just wasnt snug, it was hidden with pretty daisy flowers and you'd never guess the panic that lay beneath LOL. So I will try again but with a larger die with larger pieces to inlay, it may just prove that Im not such a crafting numpty as I sound (maybe)
Anyway, thanks for bringing back the comical memories of me searching for the weeeniest bits of card to inlay with the background die used on your previous card : )
Sandra have a lovely day with your friend.
To my lovely Wilsonette ladies in pain rest well and keep warm and snug.
Sending love to all that Parti today.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I love this effect which would look great in many other colour combinations. I think it has that Art Deco look about it and this technique is already on my "To Do" List!
It is very frosty here in West Sussex but the sun is shining brightly so that makes a change!
Lesley S x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card love the inlay technique and the shades of pink you have used.
Congatulations Sonja on winning Sue's stunning gift, something very special to treasure.
Keep warm everyone and hugs to those who need them and hope your days get much better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

CHERYL brown said...

Just caught up with all the comments from yesterday. From the bottom of my heart I'd like to say 'thank you' to Norah, Craftysuetoo, Meg, Tandy, Mrs B, Saba, Wheelybad, Barbiepinkfairy and Lynda for your lovely messages of support.
hugs Cheryl xxx

Paula said...

So clever Sue, another idea I wouldn't have thought of in a hundred years! Well done!

Paula x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great card love it so classy hugs Sarah xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, this is definitely a WOW, WOW, WOW card for me - I absolutely love it. the colours the design, the contrast with the black it is STUNNING!!! (Can you tell I like it?!!) No internet at home, for a week so may not be able to comment over the next week. Am in the office at the moment sneaking this in!!! Hugs, Karen x

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
you need a little time to fiddle but the result is beautiful.
Rolf

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a cute card - I'll definitely do something like this, wouldn't mind sticking all the fall away pieces (so much nicer an expressions than "waste") back................
Love the colours, too.
Hugs, Rose

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a stunning card and a great idea to do
Love the flower and stem
Hugs
Carol x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty card - great technique
Denise X

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. And the colours are scrumptious. Made me think what a nice quilting block this would make!! Have a great day. Stay safe and warm. Jan. xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Brilliant card, lots of work, but worth it I think!
Congratulation Sonja, crafting hugs for all.
Gail Cx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the technique. Will have to try this as I now have the die!

hazel young said...

Great card love the colours and flower x xhazel

Diane said...

Hi Sue I love the effect this gives and it is so worth the fiddle. I saw a demo on C&C the other day where a tumble dryer sheet was put underneath the card as it is cut and this makes the fall away pieces stick to it. This would be so useful when doing this technique as in theory all the bits should be there. Must give it a try!
Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations Sonia on winning the card xxx
Sam hope you feel better soon, stay warm and perhaps invest in a tonic to give you a boost xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A really warm and cheery card with a very elegant looking daisy.
Have a warm snuggly weekend everyone.
Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Paula said...

This is a fabulous technique. It really is simple to do, yes, time consuming, but the end result is so worth it.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies..
I'll make this short and sweet as I may lost it again!
I love this card with its paper piecing and the open floweeer.
Sam S = Get well soon.
Lancashire Steph - your comments make me smile.
Sonia - congratulations.
Everyone, stay warm and safe, and have the best weekend that you can xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this technique, lucky sonja, well done.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Loving the colours on this card especially the raspberry.
Lovely layout on the card, good for many different occasions.
Congratulation Sonja.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I love this card, it looks like a labour of love, as the reciprient can't mistake the work that has gone into it.
I will try this out for sure.
X Ros

Kate's Cards said...

I really love that technique, bit like in the old days with two colours of the same peel-off! Far cry from peel offs though. xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. It looks to have a beautiful quilted effect. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, a very contemporary card for today. I love the colour combination, that certainly was a labour of love sorting out all the different colours of the fall away to make the wonderful mosaic, such vibrant colours as well. It's a card to brighten up the dullest of days :). As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

barbiepinkfairy said...

A simple card but not so simple to make. Clean and fresh looking but doesn't scream Sue Wilson! Not sure I have the patience!

Congrats to Sonia.

Keep warm all need to a big tidy but can't face it!

evis said...

Hi Sue.
This another beautiful card. I love the colours.
Regards,
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very different card today - but very lovely. I think this is one to try to copy. I like this very much.
thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Must admit I am not sure about this card, the technique is fabulous and I think that it is just the colour of the background I am not too sure about.
Will definitely try this out but in a different colour.
Thank you for sharing another wonder and stunning idea.

Anonymous said...

Loving the inlaid technique Sue, fab card. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Macky.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this one - it's different and the pieces aren't too tiny! Like the colours you have used and the flower is so effective. Will try,
Cazzie - meant to say yesterday - sorry you are stressed and in a mess re: your roof. It wasn't the weather that caused the problem was it? Thinking of you and sending calming hugs!
Cheryl - sorry about the trouble you have been having. You are such a lovely lady who has gone through so much. Sending love to you too.
Tres - Congratulations to Mum and Dad. Sorry your health hasn't been good lately. Hope you have a good week this coming week. x
Sam - so lovely to have you back - we missed you. x
Sonja - many congratulations!
Lots of love to everyone on this lovely blog!
Myra xxx
Ps. Still not finished craft room!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Sorry to say I'm not a huge fan of this card (it's a good job we don't all like the same things) but the technique looks great. Congrats to Sonia. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

scrAPpamondo said...

Sophisticated and gorgous, love the colours and the design!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A LOVELY CHANGE. LOVE PAPER PIECING. DO IT ALL THE TIME. GOOD WAY TO USE UP THOSE BITS OF PAPER YOU CANT BARE TO THROW AWAY.
LOVE THE COLORS YOU HAVE USED. SMASHING JOB. FINISHING TOUCH OF THE FLOWER JUST RIGHT. THUMBS UP FROM ME
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Jill Liddle said...

This is indeed very different to your usual style but stll very nice.

Jill Liddle said...

This is indeed very different to your usual style but stll very nice.

Sandra said...

Hello Again,
I forgot to Wish Pat (Witney) a very Happy Birthday,
You are a very special friend and I hope you have a very Special Day,
Love and Birthday Hugs xxxxx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful Sue, it's a lovely cheerful card with great colours

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a lovely card. Think the effect of replacing the waste from the die is really effective and particularly in this selection of colours. Just beautiful

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous card Sue (as always)! Congrats on your win Sonia!
Happy Day all!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love this technique. I may have mentioned before but I call this a 'jigsaw' technique. I even go as far as choosing dies I can do it with! It's very hypnotic, almost like zentangle as you get in the zone! I have a strange relationship with pink. I like bright, in your face pink and only if there aren't too many fluffy, girly details. The balance on this is just right and again I can imagine it in many colours too so it's a winner all round.

For Steph and anyone else who struggles with picking up the little off cuts for this technique I suggest you find a sticky tipped pick up tool. Used by nail technicians, crafters and for putting chatons on polymer clay jewellery. I really love using them to help position pearls and other little embellishments on cards. there are many types out there, the pencil types are not suited to paper but the ones with the sticky tips work. You can mock something up with the tack stuff you put posters up with or by reversing some low tack tape just to help you get the off cut in the right place. then use something with a tip like a fine embossing tool to hold the off cut in place while you pull the sticky away. I'm not sure my description has done the idea justice but I hope it helps some one.

Sam, so sorry you've been feeling poorly. Top up on vitamin C as well as doing what the others say by getting that 'good' bacteria back in your body again. I hope you feel better soon xxx

Janet Ecco. It's good I'm alone, the sounds I was making reading about those pasties may have sounded like something else...! Good thing I had lunch before reading.

I'm going to leave it there for today. I need to order some fabric for Billy's bed cover having settled on what I want. hoping to find some fabric bargains for my sewing course while I gather needed items. If there's some cash left over I may then treat myself to a little something crafty!

Big warm hugs to all, take care if it's icy, stay in the warm and craft!
Extra hugs if you need them, got plenty to go around!

T x

Wheely Bad said...

Ooops!

Forgot to say congratulations to Sonia, enjoy your work of art!

Hugs x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue,and everyone,lovely card to day,but not the colours,but will try it in another colours .
Has anyone news or Norah??
Ita.

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Whilst I really do love the design and technique used on today's card sadly the colour is not for me. Congratulations to today's winner and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this technique

Lynda's craft's said...

A very good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card again the colours are beautiful . I must try this technique it's so pretty.
Sue if at all possible I know you are always busy,but just wondering if there is a chance you could do a DVD on all the way's of using your flower's,or just on your two day video days,because I'm sure you have so many different way's in your crafty brain of using them. Thank you Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

Sam S sorry you have been so unwell. I'v missed you hope you make a full recovery soon.Hugs Lynda xx

Steph,thank you your comment this morning really made me smile. I have one of them sticky pick up tools also they do a pencil that's also sticky they are so helpful I'm always dropping little flat back embellishment .( sorry for saying sticky twice hehe )
Hug's Lynda xx

Janet,Ooo those mouthwatering pastry's you describe them in such detail I could taste them.
Hug's Lynda xx

Congratulations Sonia on winning a Sue original enjoy.Hugs Lynda xx

Happy Birthday Pat Witney have a lovely day
Birthday Hug's Lynda xx

Tres Congratlations to your Mum & Dad & sorry you haven't been too well latly. Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Myra P,Maria A,
Hazel,Patricia,Sheila G,TOB Theresa,Yorkylass,Lynne M,Steph,Cameeli,Wheelybad,Pam,Tina E,Tandy,Tres.Norah,Lindsay. & all Wilsonettes
Love Lynda xx

terrie said...

I like the different shade of pink and a splash of the black color,,,very nice indeed.
WEll done Sue

Comgrats to the card winner
enjoy Sue's card

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone. I like how you have managed to put all the little bits back in on the sticky sheet,can believe it is tricky but well worth it because it looks lovely Sue.My new year resolution(one of them)is to make up some cards out of the massive stock I got so I can buy more at the AP :-)That's include learning to use the gilding flakes and sticky sheets properly ! just shaking in my boots thinking about it!!
Have been away for a week,got back a few hours ago so have not yet had time to see your lovely cards Sue or read the wilsonette's comments but will do so shortly.
I can see from above me anyway that it is Pat W's Birthday so I hope you have a Great day,hugs!
Sam S-Hope you feeling better soon,gentle hugs to you!
Tres-wish you better too,hugs!

Take care and keep warm everyone and lots of Hugs Maria x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really, really like this card and the colours. I am determined to give this one a go!

Pat Witney - Happy Birthday and I hope you are having a lovely day.

Sonia S - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner.

Frances

Janice K said...

A stunning, modern design using a very clever inlay technique which is beautiful-one I'll be trying out myself, thank you for the great idea! x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, This is a gorgeous card, the effect is lovely, depending on colour could be used for male or female cards or any occasion - yes I would say this is very versatile card, love it.
Congratulations Sonia on winning an absolutely stunning card.
Hope everyone is having a good day, love Brenda xxx

Sam S sorry you have been unwell Hope you will be feeling better soon. Love and Prayers

IVY Cheong said...

This card is simply stunning.

Take care Sue,

Ivy xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card done in lovely colours. Got to say I am addicted to your daisys. SueL x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
not alot to say about this one other than Wow. I really like the colours. Really effective.
Love
Jo xx

Littlelamb said...

Love the colours of this card but have always been hopeless at jigsaws. Must give this a try though. Had a cataract op this week so will wait until my eye has adjusted and can get new glasses. No excuse for not finding the pieces then.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card and such a good use of the "waste" cut out bits.

Congrats to Sonia

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is so fabulous, looks just like a quilt pattern, beautiful. Time consuming but worth it.

Love & Hugs

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

Karen Drew said...

Wow!! That is so striking. Love the technique you have used.
Luv
Karen xx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! I love paper piecing and agree that it is satisfying. It relaxes and focuses me. Sometimes when I am stressing over something or even trying to get my mojo back I will do paper piecing and it really helps!
I love how you used the open petal as the floral accent! It is very eye catching! Congratulations to Sonia! TFS!

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and I really like the colour. Hope you have a restful weekend.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Loving todays beautiful creation & it looks absolutely amazing, although you said it was time consuming, it's definitely worth the effort with the beautiful end result.
Love the colours & your flower & leaves adds the perfect finishing touch..

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Darlene4527 said...

Another lovely card. Love the daisy.

Hazel said...

Good evening Sue. Oh you must have a lot of patience to do this, I often look at the bits that come out of the heart striplet and think about putting them back in, but that's as far as it goes.

Congrats to Sonja.

Hazel x

Theresa Pace said...

what a brill technique and it gives such a fab result. i love it and it's pink!! that open flower is just the perfect finishing touch, hugs xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Sue this is a stunning card ,Laura O

Rach83 said...

Love this - so different. Putting the pink card into the border is just so inspired. A brilliant creation.

Rachel x

Vie Carter said...

Love this new design, brilliant idea

Vie
x

Carol Worwood said...

Hi, another brilliant technique to try....cannot keep up, beautiful card. xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
another beautiful card love the colours you have used don't think i would have the patience to do it though
hope every one is ok and if not i hope you feel better soon hugs to all
Theresa x

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. Love the shades of pink - my favourite colour - and another black flower, fast becoming my favourite too. Tomorrow is a crafting day for me and I will be trying out this technique as I am lucky enough to have that border. Wish I had some raspberry card too, but never mind I will have to adapt.
First of all though I have to make a birthday card for my gorgeous Granddaughter who will be 5 next week. Think it will have to be a "Frozen" theme.

Sam S and Tres, sorry you are not feeling well, gentle healing hugs to you both.

Pat W. Happy Birthday , hope it's been a good one.

MARIA ALDER. have you checked last Saturday's post yet. If not, do it now!!!!

Congratulations Sonia on winning that fabulous card.

Love and hugs for all
Saba

Anouk said...

a lot of work but beautiful result

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love all the shades of pink, so pretty.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love all the shades of pink, so pretty.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and such a clever idea, congratulations to Sonia
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card....interesting technique!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Anonymous said...

This looks quite fiddly but worth having a go. A lovely effect.
Jan
Northampton

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Very striking card today, love your border and the flower is lovely too.
Di B x

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening lovely Sue and my wonderful Wilsotte friends,
Just thinking that if you were really keen Sue you would have a lovely quartet that would make a beautiful gift for someone if you made up the leftovers, but I know you are always up for challenges. Thank you for stretching us Sue with a strangely simple yet not creation today.
Well done to Sonia , this weeks Wednesday winner and to MARIA ALDER on last weeks. Give Sue a line Maria as you will be kicking yourself if you don't.
Happy Birthday Pat, I hope that you have had a wonderful day and got lots of lovely cards. I hope they only put the one candle on your cake as it takes a lot of puff to blow out the other 20.
Janet I bet your really happy that cakes are only once a week, I must say I do admire your self control and will power.
Sam, Tres I wish you both better days to come as I know just how long term I'll can bring you down. Take care dear ladies.
LittleLamb, oh the difference you are going to find with your sight after the op. It's going to feel a bit gritty or iritating but honest it is worth it all in the end. BUT remember you can't bend over the sink to wash your hair as it brings undue pressure on to your eye. Get some lovely person in your household to do a back wash shampoo on you for the next few weeks.
Sandra, I hope the wee lass feels better soon. Sorry.that you have not been able to go to your friends party but you would have worried the whole time if you had went with Paul on your own.
Cheryl, you are better than them any day sweet lady, people like that have no room in your life. Friends, real friends don't put a friend through that. Look up to the sky tomorrow , take a deep breath and live for you and grab life with both hands.
Sending hugs to all my lovely Wilsonettes Angels and baby Wilsonettes.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah ( Glenochil Village)

Janice Wallace said...

Good evening all, don't know where the day has gone. Love this card, but not sure I would have the patience for this, but then I use fabric for patchwork, so perhaps I should try it.
Cheers
Janice W

Brooke Bont said...

love it

Maggie said...

Hello how late it is. I think this is a lovely card and such detail. I expect it needs a fair bit of patience, but what a result at the end. Lovely. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Elaine said...

Fantastic card x

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card. Time-consuming maybe but the result is definitely worth it. I've been dithering about getting this border die but it's jumped up the wish-list. Change of colour and sentiment means it will earn its keep in no time!
Take care everyone.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

I am very late commenting on Saturday's post. Have only just read it. This card is very clever. I love it.

Love
Roz.x

Linda Graham said...

WOW,how beautiful this card is Sue,great idea, thank you, Linda x

Carole Z said...

I love this Sue, the design is fab and really 'pops' and love the pink! Hugs Carole Z X

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue stunning card and love the choice of colour.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous the inlaid technique makes it so different with the two colours. Love it. Well done to the card winner.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue wonderful card and great technique.
crafty hugs helen terry xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning card. I must try and make this one.
Take care
Hazel G XX