Friday, 30 January 2015

For You

 Hi bloggers!  A most unusual colour combo for me today, taupe and milk, although the pics make it look a tiny bit on the pink side.  I woke up one morning with this card in my head! LOL  It just had to be made, didn't it!  I cut four of the Ursa Gemini die out of milk coloured card using both of the cutting edges.  Next I cut four taupe ones, but without the centre decorative die, just using the two cutting edges.  I glued the pieces together and added mounting foam to them all.  I arranged them into a square, overlapping the corners slightly on a piece of milk card.  In the centre, I cut a taupe square from the Madison Square die set as a backdrop to my focal element.  Next I cut the decorative die from the Madison set in milk card,  I stamped my sentiment on to taupe card using a black archival ink pad.  I cut the centre of the Herald Square in milk and added mounting foam in thin pieces around the edge and mounted it over my sentiment.  I trimmed away the excess card around the edge and mounted it in the centre of my card.  I added some flatback cream pearls as embellishments.  I finished the card with a milk coloured mat, a thin taupe mat and a final milk mat.  I used the Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA glue dots all the way around the inner milk mat to give the card a nice framed look.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Morning Sue and all, lovely lovely card today.
Very cold and icy today, take care all.
Hugs all round

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card I love the colour combo.
No snow for us as yet but bitterly cold so stay safe and warm everyone
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x

Jan.moogie said...

What a stunner Sue love it and another of my must try. Have had a quick look at your new dies and they are ultra delicious, gorgeous and WOW Now am really looking forward to your showcasing them. Have a great day. Hugs xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. Boy its very white and bitter cold in Lancashire this morning. Mr L already out walking his 4 paws, poor crazy man !
What an amazing card this morning full of beauty. I just love the way you have used every die and the colour's you've used really show the delicate edges.
To our dear friends, a friendly plea. I know there is an excited frenzy re the 'suprise' but please dont give away what they are like, Im really looking forward to seeing whats in store for us and enjoy suprises so please dont spoil the excited child within some of us lol. By NO MEANS do I mean to sound stroppy, as that is not in my nature. Please be safe today if venturing out, we dont want any Wilsonette accidents.
Love and gentle hugs to those that feel unwell.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
a lovely delicate card today, the dies are so beautiful.
Can't wait for the new ones, I am still trying to get some of the last lot lol !

Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, I especially love how you've used the Gemini die as a frame. Looking forward to seeing you back on our TV next week. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card thankyou tracyw x

Kerryn Ashton said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card the colour combination while different is quite elegant. Just reading some of the comments makes me feel freezing and I'm on the other side of world so hope you all manage to keep warm.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

A message for SHEEZYM - I dont know if you checked back at the comments after you posted your question, but this is my bit of advice and hope it helps.
Have you tried wax paper ? If you buy some wax paper (not baking greeseproof paper) but the wax paper you can buy from craft shops or Joanna Sheen, and use it between your die that gets stuck and the card you are using it releases the die a treat. You will need to use tape to stick down the wax paper to your die as if it needs turning for a 2nd pass your die may move. Make sure you have enough card to stick the tape to as sticky tape doesn't stick to wax paper very well.
Hope this makes sence to you and maybe other Wilsonettes may have some more advice that will help with your problem.
Have a good day.
Lancashire Steph x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really stunning, love the frame with the Gemini die, and the colour combo. Am going to try the frame with my gemini die. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card today as always. Elegant style and stunning use of all dies. Colours are lovely too.
Love to all.
Dawn M

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card, the colour combo is lovely and I love how you have framed the sentiment with the die.
I'm not going to say anything except that yes, I have peeped and can't wait until next week : ))
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Stay safe and warm. Take care.

Linda Graham said...

Stunning card Sue,love the colour and how you used the gemini die, thank you, Linda x

auscrafts said...

love this colour combo very elegant

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love the taupe colour you have used and the die cuts make a very nice frame. Thanks for sharing.
Keep warm everyone. Freezing snow here!!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Hi Sue , I also like this colour combination,lovely card.

Maria Illsley said...

What a fanstastic card.
I love everything about it xxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card today. I sneaked a look at your new products but would rather wait to see the cards you make with them.


Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
Well You've Done It Once Again This Card Is Truly "Stunning" I Love The Fabulous Colours Together Just Amazing.
I Really Wish I Could Wake Up With Great Ideas Like Yours.
I Love The Ursa Gemini Die And The Fabulous Madison Die.
I Really Enjoy The Great Way Each Day You Bring Something So Different But Always Exciting.
In All The Time I Followed Your Blog I've Loved Everything You've Brought To Us The Exciting Videos, Fabulous Products And I'm So Looking Forward To Your Show's On Create And Craft.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People Whom Comment On Our Sue's Truly Amazing Blog.
I Hope Your All Keeping Well And It's Not Too Cold Where You Are, My Dogs Just Love Going Out In The Snow, They Both Stand At Backdoor Waiting For Myself Or My Husband To Take Them For A Walk I Think They Laugh At Us While We're Out They Seem To Take Longer Also!
Hugs To All From Sam x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Love the card Sue , good use of Gemini dies makes a nice frame . Take care everyone. JJ x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone on this very cold freezing day. I have this die from my friend as a Christmas present so this gives me another way to use it. Unusual colours but they work, thanks for inspiration.x

Gail said...

I like! I can see it just had to be made.
Gail Cx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card - something I must try
I have had a peek at your new dies, and I am looking forward to seeing what you do with them
Pat x

TDQ Karen said...

Such a prettty colour combo, lovely card with a very delicate effect. Love it.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the taupe and white combination and just love the frame you have made using the dies. I have these so another one to try! Love Jean xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love todays card and the colour combo. I dont know how you sleep with all the ideas racing around your head lol. but the end results are great. Had a sneak peek at your new designs. Looking forward to seeing you demonstrate them. Hugs Heather.x

Carole Z said...

Sue, this is so beautiful! I love the design & the colour combo is just so gorgeous, perfect! Hugs Carole Z xx

Mrs B said...

Hi again. Wheely Bad and Helen Bell, I am so sorry that I forgot to say Happy Birthday to you both yesterday. I hope you both had a lovely day. Wheely Bad, your cake sounded delicious, any crispy edges are my favourite bit of a sponge cake : ) Take care x

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sue, wish I could wake up with a card in my head - just as well you can do it for us! Nothing much in mine this morning - head, that is.
Love this card, very subtle colourway and do like the Ursa frame, bbbbbrilliant.

'P' in Wales

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
This is a gorgeous way to finish the first months of 2015.
Today's gift is just wonderful and even though the colours are a bit wonky on the screen I bet they look lovely in real life. So much so that I'm going to try and use this combination. Here I have to admit that although I have a couple of your 'star' dies I have as yet not used them using both edges. Until this morning I just couldn't get me head around both cutting edges and so I've only used one edge. Just how daft am I. Well now both edges will be used in future (obviously my lttle grey cell hasn't been functioning 100%!!!

Steph - I'm in full agreement with you and my other Wilsonette Sisters.
SHEEZYM - I use tumble dry cloth to rub my dies that I have trouble with they also work a treat.
Wheeley Bad - sorry I missed your bday yesterday but stretch it out to today too and have a really super day. Your Cake sounds yummy so any going spare could have a home with me - wellfor a short time anyway.
Norah - I'm missing you. Hope all is well. Has anyone any contact with our lovely girl?

Well it's Friday and so it's market day for the last time this trip. Looking forward to my coffee stop this morning and of course other stops inbetween.

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

Rosie said...

Love the way you have used the Gemini Ursa dies. Brilliant!

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes oh I love todays card definitely will have a go at this one.

sorry in hurry today, stay safe healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Julie Elli said...

How clever your dies are and of course you for designing them so thoughtfully. I fist thought the Gemini frame was a stamp. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Big hug
Julie e

Carolyn B said...

Another stunning card Sue. I love these dies and the taupe colour card.
Carolyn B x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card, I have just had a look at your new dies so lovely, what are you doing to me I am expecting a huge gas bill,,Sue we have snow today. Take care all.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you have used the dies. I enjoyed the video yesterday. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,a very clever use of your beautiful dies and I love the colour.Take care,have a great weekend. Jane B.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... X
Happy crafting and have a nice day ...

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a stunning card I love the colour.
And the design is fabulous I have these
Dies so I'm going to be having ag at this one.
Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely , classy card Sue, the Gemini die is very versatile!
Keep warm and safe and have a great day,

Jill Berg said...

Oh my gosh - this is so gorgeous!

Rosemariie said...

Morning Sue, I love these colours together, would never have thought they would work, but they obviously do, great card.

Love Rosemarie xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I don't know what happened to my post this morning but just checked back and it's not there? Anyway, I will try again. I'm glad you found this card in your head it's gorgeous. Not two colours I would have put together but will do it in the future for certain. The problem with any of your launches is choosing which ones 'I need' the most lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Stunning card today. I too have had a sneek peek and some have shouted buy me on sight and a couple I am rather intrigued about what they do. Bring on the blogathon I am hoping?.....

Janette MacArthur said...

What a great way to use your border die - will certainly give this one a go today as I have several cards to make for friends! Love the colours too!
Sue, your inspiration is amazing - thank you so much! Certainly helps when the brain cells dry up!
Hugs, Janette x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card. Love the colour combination.


Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,

Love the Ursa frame! this design really shows off the versatility of the Gemini dies format, as having two outer dies rather than just one means they're not just borders/edgers...and my 4 are certainly getting plenty of use so thank you for giving me even more inspiration...


Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Really love this idea using the dies to form a square, the colours really work well together.
Ginnie c

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A beautiful stylish card. Super!
Love the new Striplets. Be lovely to see you back on TV to see what you have done with them.
Have a great day.
Ang x

hazel young said...

Love the colour combination Sue x xhazel

hollyberry said...

Lovely colour combination,beautiful card.

carol quinn said...

such a stunning card sue, looks amazing

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, unusual colour together but they work.
I have had a peek some lovely new dies to come, look forward to seeing your amazing creations using them.

Diane said...

Hi Sue. What a gentle colour combination this morning to finish off the week. Lovely and subtle. Love the way you have used those Gemini dies as a frame. Take care in the snow. Love Diane G xxx

karenlotty said...

This is a great idea in lovely colours too

gwen70 said...

WOW wow wow Sue wonderful card, just love it

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and
colour is gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the card this morning the colour looks great and the dies are fabulous.
Had a look at the new dies and oh my they look good. Can't wait to see all the demo's that's always the best before deciding on which ones to go for first.
Lorna D

DMJ said...

A lovely card to brighten this snowy day!!!

Doreen x

Marleine said...

Hi Sue.
Love this card. X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the card and how you have used the Dies!
I have a set on order, as its so like the Die I have been after for a while, but Spellbinders retired !
Looking forward to you on C/C!
Take care
Love Marg

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is such a lovely gentle card. I know that sounds weird but it's the only way I can describe it, calming colours and gentle.
I'm sorry I didn't wish Wheely Bad and Helen happy birthday, but I send my good wishes today. Any spare cake will be gratefully received!!!
Everyone, stay safe and warm, and those who are poorly, lonely, having treatment, or who are just upset have as good a day as you can. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the colours of this card are very subtle and work so well together and the different ways you use the dies are amazing. So looking forward to your new dies and seeing you back on our screens next week. Best wishes

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great card. I have already ordered the border, corner and tag from the Greek collection!!!
Denise X

Anne Crawford said...

Fabulous card! I love this colour combination it looks so soft and gentle, must have a try at this one!
Love and hugs to all xo

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely, delicate card Sue. Thank you.Xx

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Sue. I have the Ursa Gemini die so will have to have a go at this style.

Anne (Northampton)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card really like your colour combinations, how I wish I could gat a card in my head in the morning, it has taken me nearly all week to do two baby cards (lol).

Take care everyone I this cold weather, Jess x

Swiftycrafter said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous! I agree with Maureen that gentle is a good adjective to use for this card. Love the Gemini dies, they are very versatile and the different looks you can get are fabulous. I really like how you have used them as a frame in this. Really looking forward to your new dies, I have to admit that I did have a sneak peak but am waiting to see what you show us before deciding which to get.
Helen, I apologise for missing your birthday yesterday- hope you had a lovely day.
Another cold day here but some of the snow has gone - ready for the next lot! Hope everyone stays safe and warm. Norak, missing you, hope you are ok.
Sending love and hugs to everyone. Love Alison xxxx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card as usual Sue. I love the way you have used the Gemini die, very clever! Pat x

Maryann Laursen said...

Very very beautiful card here again today.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love the dies you have used a very different card , love it. love Jean Z xx

Paula said...

For all that I love clean and simple cards, I've fallen in love with this one today! I'm off to 'Pin it', the only things I've pinned so far are several of your cards! Well done Sue.
For those of you with snow, stay safe and warm.

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have used the Ursa Gemini die as a frame.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, love the colour combination, can't wait to have a go! As for the new dies, can't help but see them as I've had two companies email with pictures of them so you can pre-order! I can't wait to see you demo them, have a great weekend, kind regards Janet k. Xx

IVY Cheong said...

Hi sue,

Lovely card and awesome inspiration . Thank you.

Take care, Ivy L xx

Paula said...

I really like this color combination a lot, and also the creative way you have used the dies. Another winning card Sue.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card love how you have used the dies - colour combinations is beautiful
Carol x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a nice way in which to use the dies sucha pretty card ,love the colour combo to ,hugs Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, lovely card again, I have done one very similar with the oval dies in the centre looks really nice too . Take care xx yvonne xx

patwyn said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a classy card. Love it.

Pat x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the design and the colours and I have pinned it
Hugs and best wishes everyone

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Just a few words to say IT'S BEAUTIRUFL! and I LOVE IT! Thank you and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today! Love it. It is just so pleasing on the eye! Love these two shades together! Thank you once again.
Wheely and Helen I left Birthday wishes last night but it was gone midnight so you probably didn't see it! Hope you had a great day! Any cake left? Sounded yummy!
Well, today it's the ironing!
Alison - think it was you who asked how the ironing board went? Well it's great - why did I not buy a new one years ago?
Love to all,
We have a little dusting of snow but sun shining so going fast. Take care if you've got lots!
Love Myra xxxx

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Wow love this card and the colours are lovely and subtle.

Lol Barbara W

Edwina Scotney said...

Good morning Sue, just one word for this card, gorgeous. Beautiful colour comination, thanks, Edwina

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
An unusual colour co,bination, but it works. Margaret xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another very beautiful card and the colour combo is great. Your new dies and stamps are absolutely fabilous and can't wait to get my hands on them.
A couple of flurries of snow yesterday but nothing stuck....keep safe if you have it. Hugs to all who need them and may your days soon get better.

Love Sheila xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this unusual colour combination and the way you have used the dies. I wish I could wake up with a card in my head, you must be dreaming about them all night.


utilitygirl said...

Beautiful card, as always

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue... by the way your new addition dies are brilliant. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The Gemini die has made a beautiful frame.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Elegant card. I like the subtle colours and your frame construction. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A simply Stunning card. Absolutely beautiful. I love the dies and I love the colour combination. Fantastic. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful simple card! Love the taupe and white combo!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh another stunning card today !! Really beautiful. I love everything about it. Great colour combo and I love how you have mixed and matched the dies together. Your Ursa die looks fab Sue !! What a clever idea to make them into a frame for your card. Another great idea to try !! Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration and another great card. I have had a sneak peak at your new dies. Sorry I just could not stop myself. Everything looks absolutely amazing !! I can't wait to see what cards you make with them. I am really looking forward to next week now !! Thank you for everything you do.
Sending lots of love and hugs your way Sue love from Tres x x x

Helen Bell, Happy Birthday Wishes to you !! I am sorry I did not realise yesterday. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love and hugs to all the Wonderful Wilsonette's today love from Tres x x x

Susan Morgan said...

You woke up with this card in your head!!!!! You need to get out more lol....Seriously I love the to have a go!

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Lesley Thomas said...

Ah ha! Proof positive, you DO dream cards! I always thought you might, you comment made me giggle.

PS, your dreams are very nice too.

Kate's Cards said...

Like! Xxx

Hazel said...

Sue, a gorgeous pretty card. Hazel x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is gorgous, the effect of the dies together is amazing. There is literally no end of combinations and they all seem to work together absolutely fine.
I know the taupe looks a bit pink but I like that.
Hugs, Rose

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue. I like the colours you chose.


Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Just love this card. It is on my 'must do' list.
Evis M.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card is beautiful very classy and clever thank you for sharing love to all June horrocks xxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and very pretty card!!!

Adena said...

Loving the blog and the colour combination.
Your cards are always beautiful and your tutorials so easy to follow.
Thank you

Jean said...

So pretty and detailed!

Jill Liddle said...

Love the card today, colour, everything.

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful, Sue! Love this colour combo, so delicate and elegant

Jayne S said...

Lovely card and i like the unusual colour combo.a really useful card for any occasion.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue - oh my this is a truly lovely card. I knew you'd dream in colour! Those dies make such a beautiful frame. Totally scrummy! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Cathie Weary said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue. Love the way you used the die and put it into a square. Never would have thought of that. There is so much detail in this card and loving every bit of it. Love the milk and taupe colours. So looking forward to seeing you demo your new collection. It looks fabulous.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this color combo, very elegant.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nzillingworth said...


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. I love this gorgeous card. Great use of the dies and beautiful colour combo. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue.

Such a clever card. Ths Gemini dies around the matting almost give it a round shape. I love those colours together. Not one I would have thought of but they'd be lovely as a wedding/ anniversary card. Very grown up and elegant. I wish I could just think up a card like that! I don't know when you are travelling back to the UK but I hope its an easy journey for you. It can't be easy leaving your family and friends, hugs to you Sue from myself and Billy xxx

The half inch of snow we had yesterday afternoon has gone, grey sky that seems will be staying a while. My weather app on my phone has a grey cloud symbol for the next 7 days. I told Mr W it was because it will be so changeable a grey cloud is an average! I know down here we are lucky to be (so far) unaffected by the snow. I know so many of you have had the wintery weather. Please stay warm and safe. Be care if walking or driving in icy conditions. All of us on and around the west and east coasts are in for some big winds, time stock up on those torch batteries in case of a power cut!

Norah, sending love and hugs to you and your family. I hope you're ok xxx

Having so many people wish me a happy birthday has been lovely. A symptom of not getting out much is that people closer to home forget so you've all made the day's (why have one day only?!) very special. Mrs. B, Janet Ecco, Maureen Killen, Jean Deane, Anne C, Sandy, Lynda, Myra, and Sandra- thank you for sending me such nice messages, plus the greetings I got earlier yesterday... I wish everyone at Particraft could be here to be fed cake ;-) I have rather over indulged though- he he he! Especially as after being in the fridge the cake came out more like a chocolate brownie... mmmm... Must make sure Mr W gets a good share of what's left, otherwise I will not fit in my chair! Poor Billy loves the smell of chocolate but as it's a doggy no go he has has plenty of his doggy choc drops, which he loves. He's been so good, not trying to pinch any. I made sure I had a selection of special treats for him. As nice as the cake is I must now go easy on it and burn some of those calories having a little craftathon I think.

Have a wonderful crafty day everyone. Sending hugs to everyone where ever you are with extra to help if you're in any sort of pain, having treatment or recovering. Stay safe and warm xxx

T x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Love, love, love, your stunning card, absolutely beautiful.

Patricia x

Dawn Holben said...

WOW another a stunning card today
love the colour combo too.
I wasn't sure whether I would use a border die but that is gorgeous.
Love it.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Really love your new dies.

terrie said...

Very nice card...
Everything on this card is put just right and it has a nice flow to it.
Well done Sue

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card, colours are subtle and layout gorgeous.

Happy birthday to Wheely. Bad

Love to all xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I like the colour combo on this card and think I'll give this card a go as I do own the Gemini die but will use a different square shaped die.Lovely card.

julie laz said...

Hello sue, beautiful card, love it and all the work that's gone into it, crafty hugs Julie xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
This card is stunning. Wish I could wake up with such inspiration in my head. Love the taupe and white, it looks so elegant. I didn't think of using the Ursa die as a separate element, I have only ever used it as a border, so thank you very much for showing me what I was missing.
So looking forward to seeing your new dies being showcased next week, in fact I can hardly wait!!!

Love and hugs for all


TOB said...

What a stunner, wish I could wake up with ideas like that.
Hugs Theresa xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I love taupe and it's not used enough imho :). It always reminds me of a pair of taupe soft leather boots I had back in the day, boy were they comfortable! The dies used today are so elegant, giving a crisp, clean finish to what is one beautiful card. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

CraftyJo said...

It's beautiful :)

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous Sue, love how you have framed the card and love the colour combo too.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
My word Sue what a stunning card you've made for us today. Now how do you get your head to think of cards. Mine takes awhile to think of anything at the moment. I don't like these new pain killers I've been given. Makes my head just feel yukkie. I have all the ingredients for this card, except the die you've used for the frame, not to mention the card colour. These work so well together don't they. I do hope you bring plenty of card to the Ally Pally Sue. I think your Taupe card is lovely. Take care all of you that have had snow falls. Keep safe andpd crafty hugs to all.

Angela Wade said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Has a Victoriana look to it. Lovely colour combo too.

Belated Birthday Greetings, Wheelybad and Helen.Hope you both had a fabulous Day !! Xx

Hope you're all keeping safe and warm.

Hugs to all,

Angela in cold'n Wet S. Wales. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really love your Taupe and Milk Card creation today, it is a great colour combination.
I already own the Gemini die so will use it with another of your square dies and hope to achieve a similar effect.
Best Wishes and keep warm everyone!
Lesley S x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another one that is so so pretty. Love the colour combo as it makes it soft but effective. Have the Gemini die, so will have a go at this but probably with another of the square dies (even one of the sneak peak new ones when the arrive).

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so classic and elegant.

hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! Love the taupe and white combo, and the gorgeous dies you used!

ang said...

Gorgeous card I love the dies and colours you have used angxx

hotpotato said...

I love it Sue.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes,
A beautiful card today I love those colours so delicate looking would make a gorgeous wedding card.
I so wish I could wake up with a design like this in my head & then create it like you have Sue. I love the Gemini die used that way. Thank you Sue for all your inspiration looking forward to seeing you on C & C next week.
Love Lynda Brock xx

I'm with Steph I have resisted temptation to look at a certain web site.i want to wait for Sue's surprise she has for us it's not fair to her.

Norah hope your ok missing you gentle Hug's Lynda xx

Lynne M & pooches still missing you hope your ok gentle Hug's Lynda xx

Big Hug's Sandra, Margaret Corgi Owner,Myra P,Maria A,Sheila G, Hazel,Patricia,Steph,Tina E,Wheelybad & Billy,Lynne M,Norah,TOB Theresa, Sam S, Saba,Brenda L, & all on this lovely blog
Hug's to everyone xx

Margaret said...

Do so love the way all your dies blend together so effortlessly. A beautiful card and love the colour.
Margaret M

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, love the card. The Gemini's look so effective. Hugs, Karen x

Susan White said...

Really love todays card - the white and taupe work so well together, thanks for sharing! Susan x

Sandie Braithwaite said...


barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful combination!! I can often be found in my Craft Room in the wee hours of the morning because I will wake up with an idea and can't fall back to sleep until I get it started at least. I find that those projects are often some of my best creations!

liz spooner said...

Stunning colour combo Sue. Liz Spooner.xx

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I like the majority of people have had emails about the new dies and have seen them all. It doesn't spoil the surprise at all as we have yet to see what you do with them and that is the best surprise of all. There are so many I don't have a clue where to start.

Jean Bullock said...

I love this card and the neutral color you used. Fabulous. I pinned of course.

Anonymous said...

Great card today Sue, thank goodness you could remeber it when you woke up. Thank you for sharing it with us all. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Macky.

Theresa Pace said...

it's a great colour combo. this card works really well. i guess it would look good in kraft and milk combo too, hugs xx

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card, and what a great way to use a gemini die, must try it as a frame.
Janice W

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely neutral card for any occasion. SueL x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!
Oh my Sue this is a wonderful card. Love the die's and the colour combo is fabulous !Be great to see on tv again,way to long since.

Wheelybad and Helen,I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating your birthday. Belated greetings to you both! Hugs
ToB- just wondered how your daughter liking her new job ? and you take it easy, Hugs
Janet-hope your market day was good,especially that pastry :-)
Yorkielass June-hope you ok,Hugs
To our missing friend- would be lovely if you came back if poss.we missing you ( Lynne M.Tilly & Cully's escapades and Norah hope you are ok?)

Norah and Rory,Lynda,Wheelybad and Billy,ToB,Janet,Sandra,Lynne M,June S,Sheila,Alison,Pam and Robbie,Steph,Brenda,Craftynanna,Cheryl,Sam,Saba,to our little ones and to everyone on this great blog

Many Warm Hugs Maria x

Vie Carter said...

What a beautiful card Sue


Zena McCalmont said...

Hi, bit late in the day, sorry.
I just love your dies but I do wish you'd stop bring out new ones because I want them all. Lol
Love this card it's so elegant and appropriate for all types of occasions.
Love Zena xx

pinky said...

Love the layering effect Sue, beautiful card.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card today such a delicate look and gentle colours too.
Margaret corgi owner

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card using taupe and white card , love the dies you've used will try my version with the dies I have . Thanks Sue, hugs xx

Crafty hugs to everyone,
Jean D xxxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous, love the colour combo, the photographs really are a brilliant visual aid. I can read instructions but my mind doesn't always process these instructions (could be my age) THANK YOU - I love it all.
Hope you are ok . Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card. :)

Laura O' Connor said...

this is a very pretty card love the dies ,Laura O

Janice K said...

A great card, particularly like the Ursa Gemini frame as it creates a very unusual look (must remember to have a go at this myself). Thank you for the inspiration.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. Another one for me to have a try. Loving the colours very classy and elegant.
Take care everyone and have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

As we say in Glasgow Sue, "that's a belter!"
Love it.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely colour combo and a fab card

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. I really like the way you have used the Gemini die.
I keep getting an error message when I tick the "I'm not a robot" box. It's been happening for a few days now. Anyone else having the same problem?
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the colour and such a useful design.
Di B x

Gail said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning - luv it all inc the colour combo xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is such a classy card, and i love the way you have used the Gemini die as a frame , looks so elegant.
And yes, the colour combination is great. I do like
square cards, so will have to give this one a try ....
or something similar! A BIG thank you for such beautiful creations.
Love and hugs from Jersey Pauline XX

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. The colours are quite muted and yet they make a huge statement
Karen xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card Sue
Hoping everyone is well and if not I hope you feel better soon
I think I need these dies lol
Take care folks
Theresa x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & loving the soft taupe & cream colour ways which compliment each other so well.
Looks very elegant & clean & suitable for many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Paul Chambers said...

Hope I can make as stunning cards as you with these dies