Saturday, 3 January 2015


 Hi there crafters!  I found this little gem in one of my old folder last week when I was looking around for the cards to post on my favourites of 2014.  I didn't even realise that I had missed posting it last year!  I think I was holding on to it for an autumn post because of the colours, but I think I will slip it in here now before I forget it for another year!  This card uses my Lattice Heart Striplet from my first die release.  Starting with a piece of Ginger card, I cut the insert twice, once on each side of the card.   I wrapped a piece of off white silky crush ribbon around the bottom of the card and taped the ends to the back.   I added mounting foam to the back of the card and raised it over a piece of milk coloured card for dimension.  Next I used the striplet with the outside cutting edge on a piece of milk card.  I cut a coordinating backing piece for it out of ginger card and glued the two pieces together.  I added foam to the back and mounted it in the centre of the two striplet insert cut outs.  I made a flower out of the Heartfelt Aster dies and the ginger card.  I added some leaves out of the set too.  I seated the flower on a silky crush double bow with some baby's breath and a cream jute bow.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it into a small tag , tucking the end under the flower.  I edged it with some gold ink.  I finished the card with a double milk mat with a pierced inner layer and some cream flatback pearls.  I hope you like it!  The finished dimensions are 8" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Heather Rogers said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone, love the card and the flower is lovely. Hope everyone has a good day.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
How Could You Miss Such A Stunning, Beautiful Card
I So Love The Striplets Dies There Such A Useful Die, I Love The Colours You've Used The Ginger And The Milk Coloured Card.
I Really Love The Beautiful Flower, Your So Clever When It Comes To Making Flowers.
Thank You Sue For This Awesome Card.
Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Fabulous People That Comment On Our Sue's Fabulous Blog!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the striplet dies, stunning card.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs
Love Tina x x x x x

Marion Bull said...

Love the card and especially the colour, so effective.
Happy crafting everyone!
Marion B xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card. Hopefully I am going to Colemans Sale today, I sometimes wish I could drive, too old now lol. Take care everyone, Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and bloggers

The colours are so different but just lovely, really autumn as you say. The striplet dies are so versatile, love the flower too

Muriel x

Glennis said...

Unusual colours but very nice

Eemeli said...

Beautiful. Love the symmetry and that flower is just gorgeous!


TOB said...

How beautiful, love that colour card.
We are off this morning hunting in Bristol for somewhere for Emma to live. Hugs to all.
Theresa xx

DMJ said...

What unusual colours, but definitely Autumnal! Love it!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Morning all. Another beauty Sue , love the colour and aster flower. JJxx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Love this one, the colours are beautiful, and the Astor , leaves and embellishments are fabulous! Linda.

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s just gorgeous Sue, and very delicate in these colors here. Just beautiful work as always hun.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful way to start the day. A most gorgeous bouquet sat on Sue Wilson's dies. (nearly forgot the grammar there)lol. I love the colours you chose for today's gift and can see them used throughout the year not only for Autumn. I already feel spoilt with your gifts and we're only just into the new year!

Our visit to market yesterday was lovely despite there only being a handful of stalls (I do not blame the stall holders as in the temperature it was and then icy rain I wouldn't be stood out in the open). It was quiet in the cafe too - only eight in number - but the atmosphere was good and the chatter loud. Of course we had to call at the pastry shop on our way back to the car and so last night's meal was paella with large crevette and finishing off with pastries - Raspberry and Citron mousse sat on a layer of raspberry sponge soaked in some sort of spirit topped off with a small piece of dark chocolate. Mr E chose a triple layer of dark and milk chocolate mousse on a praline base. Sorry if you cannot cope with such richness at this time of the morning but I forgot to ask you to shut your eyes for a

Down to earth today - some housework has to be done and then hopefully a little crafting to finish off the day. I hope you all have a good start to the week-end and that any arrangements made go off without a hitch.

Cameeli - not long now before your new grandchild arrives. Hope you can keep calm.
Norah - hope you're OK after yesterday. I'm with you always.
Sandra - if your lovely daughters are playing fb this week-end I hope the conditions are not too bad and that you stay inside where it's warm and dry.
Steph - if you have a fair tomorrow I'm hoping that you will have many customers spending their Christmas monies.

To all in pain/suffering I hope you feel better soon.
To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card have
this die and the Aster (which I use a lot) it would look great with
your flower dies the open and the
full which I love also.
Nancyd xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Your second offering for me today is another beauty. I love the colours and the gorgeous flower, and this shows just how useful your striplets are (can you tell how much I love all of the striplets : ))
Oh Janet, it may be early but my mouth is watering, you describe your treats so well, thank you : )
Sending my daily hugs again for anyone that isn't lucky enough to have the other post today! Blogger must be playing up, what a shame....not : ) Take care.

Mrs B said...

Wilsonettes, I have two separate posts from Sue today, make sure you go back and check to see if you have the other one too (it is gorgeous) x

Pam said...

Stunning card and the flower is gorgeous.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sue, love this card! And as a bonus, we're really lucky today.
Gorgeous ginger, fab floral embellishment, great design. Thanks!!

'P' in Wales

Kitty - never say never, who not try a lesson? Enjoy Coleman's!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a find, it's gorgeous. SueL x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love the design of this card, your striplet dies are so versatile, but I confess that I'm picturing it in other colours. Thanks for the surprise twofer.
Janet- it's never too early for french pastries! And the great thing about hearing about yours - no calories for us!!! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love this strip let die and use it all the time. I also love the ginger colour and the scrumptious flower you have made. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow a twofer day GREAT. This is one of my all time favourite dies Sue and you have tied it together with the fantastic Aster die, I am in heaven. love the card and drool over the flowers.xxxxxxx

vinita jain said...

I love the color combination, totally different, a stunning creation and a gorgeous aster flower!

Anonymous said...

Love this!...and I have this striplet too so can have another little play with it over the weekend - thanks for the inspiration...and the aster, baby's breath and bow combo is the perfect embellishment for it...


cr@fty said...

Good morning once again Sue
I love everything about this card, I especially love the way you've added baby's breath behind the flower stunning!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card, though not my favourite colours, but then I can't like everything. But then again could still make it in different colours, that's the great thing about dies you can change the colours if you want.


PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, you could use this design as a wedding card altering the colours to suit the occasion.


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, great layout and the flower is beautiful. Have a great day. Bx

Hazel said...

Now Sue, what can I say about our surprise second card. A striplet card, I just love my striplets, you can't go wrong they make a card. I have used mine so much to the point I think people who look at my blog go " oh no not another striplet card" but I do love them. It looks like daughter wants them used on her wedding invites.
I think I will have to look at useing the few sheet of ginger card stock I have, I do tend to pass it over but on seeing this besuty that might just have to change. As you can tell I think this is gorgeous. Hazel x

gwen70 said...

Love the card Sue, just gorgeous

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, love the striplet dies they are so pretty and versatile. Love the warm clours on this card x

lilian said...

Hi Sue & All, lovely card, have the aster dies but not any striplet dies!!!!, I wasn't going to buy anything this month but matbe just one or two new dies!!
Best Wishes. Lilian in Cornwall

Edwina Scotney said...

I absolutely love this die Sue, it was one of the first of yours I bought, it is so beautiful and versitile, have a great weekend Edwina

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I use this striplet on a lot of my cards
Denise X

Jane said...

When I caught a gimps of the Thanks card from the top of the card, I thought I wasn't going to like it the card colour put me off as I scrolled down and saw the flower it totally changed the balance of the card, I don't know why I do like it the flower sets it off a treat.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

This would make a lovely wedding card by changing the colour to suit.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

Love the striplets Sue and the aster flower is so pretty. Thank you.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours and love the flower

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful love it xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a treat, today's card iris lovely, I have this striplet die and use it often, but with the ginger card it really looks so different, I need to go back and see if there is another post for today, as I only have the striplet one!

Janet I love how you describe your pastries to us, really makes my mouth water, even this early in the morning.

Well, Christmas tree and decor are going back in their boxes today, the house looks so bare when they are packed away, so will be busy most of the day.

Take care everyone, Jess x

Clare W said...

GM Sue - love this die and that flower ensemble is fabulous - wet day here today so taking down the xmas decs this morning - Happy Saturday all Wilsonettes
Clare W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning again Sue and everyone
Very nice. A lovely flower (Im assuming its the delicate asters) that looks very autumnal.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - This is a beautiful autumnal card and your striplet dies never fail to produce beautiful cards. The flower looks so realistic too. Love it.

auscrafts said...

Very pretty card

CHERYL brown said...

As you say, you were keeping this one for the Autumn posts, but I'm glad you overlooked it til now. It's simply gorgeous.
Autumn is my favourite time of the year, I don't think you can beat all the glowing golds, fiery reds, the cool russets and bright ambers. Nature's jewel colours in all their glory!
My mouth was watering over your description of your pastries Janet.Can almost taste them.
Hugs to all that are in pain or feeling under the weather.
Cheryl xxx

Patricia said...

Oooo!! I like, I like, I really, really like.
Using a "Striplet" you just can't go wrong using any of them. These are my all time favourite Dies ...... any of the "Striplets" make beautiful cards.
Thank you for spoiling us.......!!

Patricia xxx

carol quinn said...

such a beautiful card sue, love the colours, flower is a statement piece

Anne Crawford said...

Love the design of this card , use this striplet quite often and am amazed at all the ways it can be used ,definitely worth having !
Love and Hugs to all xo

June Horrocks said...

A gem indeed sue it's beautiful I love the colours brill on this dark dismal day. Thank you love to all June xxxxxx

karenlotty said...

I only have one Striplet and (apart from your 3D bows) I Woul love to collect a few more because even I can come up with variations for using them Card and colours are gorgeous

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This striplet never fails to impress!!
It's my 'go to' die when I need a quick but elegant card.
The card is autumnal but would look great with any colours!!
Lorna D

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue. I love your striplets and used one for my sister-in-law's birthday on 6 January. They make such effective cards.

I like the colours on this none - with a little change to the embellishments, this would easily be good for a male card.
enjoy your day.


hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
You can't go wrong a striplet, so versatile, I love this one and it gets used so much. Love the card, not a colour I would have chosen but it works so well.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, fancy misplacing this pretty card! The colours are beautiful and the flower looks so realistic, gorgeous! X

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the Aster on this card, I will have to look through my Die boxes I'm not sure if I have this one does make a lovely flower !
Those striplets make nice Bookmarks when backed with another colour, such a useful Die.
Love it Sue!
Love Marg

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,it's not a colour i would use but it really works especially for Autumn.
Marion H

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love the flower in this card. Colours are very autumnal so as you say just right for this time of the year, rich and cheerful.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card, I love the colours
Pat x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card,love the colours and tha layout, I am so lucky to have this die, so versatile, the flower is scrummy.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Janet your food description is mouthwatering, even at ths early hour., sounds divine!!
Norah you are in my thoughts, gentle hugs.
To our missing Wilonettes, missing you, come home soon.
Hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Pam and Robbie, Maureen K, Myra P, Almecca, Wheelybad and Billy, Sandra, Cameeli,Tres, Heather T, Cheryl, Maria A and all Wilsonettes.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi again Sue, I just love your Striplet Dies, ALL of them, they work in so many different ways.
This card is gorgeous I love everything about it, the colour, the beautiful flower. And wow the gorgeous die.
Thank you for cheering up a very dull and wet Saturday.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

yorkielass said...

Oooops forgot to say Steph if you have a a craft fair today good luck, sell loads and keep warm.
Hugs June xxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, I love the aster die for the flowers and the colours you have used match so well. Another one for me to try.

Had a really bad day yesterday, my eldest son had to have his pet dog China put to sleep, she was only 4 and had kidney failure, he is beside himself with grief at the moment so I don't think I even commented on yesterdays post, I will catch up though. Am going round to him again today, he lives on his own and has learning difficulties so it is very hard for him to understand.

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

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a gorgeous card and I really like this colour combination. The comination of your so versatile striplet die and that lovely Aster flower die work so well.
I bought some card recently in a similar colour as it caught my eye so I feel a little crafting coming on!
Lesley S x

Janice Wallace said...

Love the striplets, love autumn colours, and absolutely love this card.
Janice W

Evis M said...

Hi Sue. I really like this card. I even like the colours which, for a pastel loving person like me, is quite a surprising lol.
Regards, Evis M.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just love it. Jean Z xxx

Hellma said...

Loving this card, glad you came across it.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sie another beautiful card I love this die I love to use it as it makes some wonderful cards. Take care xxx

Debs A xxx

Paula said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, well done you!

Paula x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, really love this one, the colours are so rich and that flower on the bow is gorgeous! Love the ginger card, not sure if I have any, will have to get some if I don't! Love Jean xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Just love ,it - just my colours - fell in love with autumn shades when we visited Canada


Carol x

Janette MacArthur said...

Love this one - such fabulous colours!
Janette xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, another beauty. I love the ginger colour and the flower is gorgeous. This is the one striplet that I don't have but I am sure the composition will work with one of the others. Suitable for lots of occasions and I can also see it in other colours.

June, so sorry your son's dog had to be put to sleep. It is hard enough losing a pet when we understand so I know he will be feeling dreadful. I think lots of mum cuddles will be required. Hugs to you both.

IVY Cheong said...

Omg! This have to be my favourite card so far! I just love everything about it. I have all the products used and I must try this!!


Ivy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. Very pretty. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

nattyboots said...

Oh my ,i love the color combo and the green leaf with the beautiful flower really hits the spot.

Take Care
Elaine H X

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,and flower .Laura O

Carole Z said...

a stunning card Sue, so pretty! Hugs Carole Z X

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, love the floral embellishment on the bow.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow what a stunning card today. I do love the striplet dies and the colours compliment each other so well. Hugs to all in need of one today.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I'm not too sure about the ginger colour, but the design and layout is really pretty.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, this card with the flower is great, although when I first looked at it I thought the flower was a pine cone - which would have been fab too! Craftihappiness and love to everyone from Macky

nannapat said...

Such an elegant card Sue. I love your striplets and use them often - now I have a new way of using them!! Your flower and baby's breath look beautiful together. Pat x

Beverly said...

Beautiful - lovely colour combo and the accents are stunning!

June Horrocks said...

So sorry about your sons dog anyone who has a pet and the loss is unbearable I'll pray for him xxxx June

Maureen Killen said...

Morning Sue,
Love the autumnal colours on this, and the flower is beautiful.
Look after yourselves ladies, and have as good a day as you can xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue this card is so beautiful too and I do like the ginger card, it's quite an unusual colour but looks wonderful. The flower is stunning and the baby's breath behind just sets it off. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day love Diane G xxx
Found time to go back over some of the comments.
Saba I hope your sister is responding to the chemo and was able to enjoy her delayed birthday surprise xxxx
Jan craven sending you deepest sympathy my thoughts and prayers are with you. Xxx
June your poor son how difficult for him lots of mum cuddles should help though. Take care xxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today - love the autumnal colours. Sorry I missed yesterday's cards, two more stunning creations. Housework beckons then onto some serious cardmaking as have quite a few birthdays this month! Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue.
Whilst ginger isn't a colour I would turn to I think it looks fab on this card. Using a different colour I think this would make a gorgeous wedding card too.
Yesterdays's card was also a stunner.
Caz X

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, Happy New Year! Love the card as usual love the flower x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Claire said...

Stunning, amazing card and not colours I would think to use.

I am hoping to get some striplet dies this year and this one is top of my wishlist.

Take care


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The gorgeous flower and ribbon go beautifully with the striplet die.

scrAPpamondo said...

OOOoohhhh!!! I haven't words... Too gorgous!!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi there Sue and all lovely Wilsonettes.
It may be a dull grey day in Lancs but you sure do know how to brighten up winter Sue. I love these colour's and at last I can say I have that striplet : ) and I hope to be able to say that more often as the year goes on, at least I'll try ! Well Ive had my first (of many) numpty moments of 2015 !! So yesterday I was cutting the daisy dies - both open and closed petals, trying to get a few done before going to get monthly bloods done, eventually I get back and continue cutting, but where is my smallest closed petal die ? I emptied my basket incase it was still in the card - nope, looked under my cutting machine, nope, kitchen, bedroom, lounge, even the loo - nope... Back into my paper bin and this time I turned it out onto the floor (baring in mind it had zillions of poked out paper/card etc) note to self 'empty more often' where is that bloomin petal die (no pun intended ) as it wasn't the real word I used... Oops.
Since being diagnosed with Crohns Ive lost some weight so my clothes hang, so turn up my jeans so I dont trip up, sew a hem ? Dont be daft, too much crafting to do, who wastes valuable time hemming ? So I thought Id have a peep at my folded hemmed jeans, yup, there she was, my little closed petal daisy die laughing up at me snuggled in the hem (if I didnt know better Id say those pesky flakes had some conspiracy and bribed my die to help send me gaga) !! So that was my first 'moment ' of the year !
So now Im sending all my love and thoughts to anyone that's having a really bad day for whatever reason, please take a hug or two.
No market today or tomorrow and may not do it at all this month as last year I spent more on the table than was sold due to weather and lack of people at the market, Im really undecided what is the best thing to do.
Janet please keep my imagination going with your French tails I do enjoy reading about your days. And I could eat those naughty pastries and still look like a stick insect LOL so bring em on gal : )
June... im SO sad for your son, been there myself and still cant talk about it or come to terms, so go and give mummy hugs (and mine too)
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Yes, it could be seasonal, for autumn, but also great for a man, I think.

Paula said...

very pretty autumnal card Sue; love the die cuts.

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue, what a gorgeous card, glad you found it in your folder. The first picture shows the flower to be darker than the ginger card and I like that even better! The flower/baby's breath/jute makes me think immediately of "wedding", don't ask me why. But all in white it would make such a beautiful wedding card!
Hugs, Rose

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue.
Really pretty card and loving The flower. Nice colours too!!

Have a great day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Joan D said...

Stunning card Sue. I love this striplet and use it a lot. One of my favourites xxx

Jill Liddle said...

The colours are wonderful on this card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love how versatile the Striplet dies are. The flower embellishment is very pretty.
Thank you for sharing two cards today!
Veronique L

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, can be used with different colors.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
this is definitely not one to be forgotten, it's absolutely stunning. The colours, ribbon and flowers. Love it all, so much so I think I'm going to have a go at this. I don't have an aster die but think I might be able to achieve something similar with your daisy die. Fingers crossed anyway.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend
Lots of love
Jo xx

Denise said...

Hi Sue

Just one word Stunning

Denise (mini) x

hazel said...

Hi Sue

The colours are different but so beautiful. Your right about Autumn the card does have that colours for it.Love your Strip Die which is just gorgeous
Take care
Hazel G XX

Aspiring crafter said...

Hi Sue, unusual colours but they look great , love that flower on the lovely striplet die,

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love the card today especially the beautiful flower.

Kate's Cards said...


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

This is such a lovely card. I bought one of your striplet dies yesterday, thank you for the idea of another way to use it. I love the aster.

Best wishes

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, stunning card. Lovely colour way too. Kind regards Joanne K x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely cards Sue..... Have a nice weekend ....x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - beautiful die! One of my favourites but with your dies I have lots of favourites. Lol! Ginger is not a colour I would reach for normally but then I think we can get in a rut. So will definitely try to think outside the box with colours too! Thanks Sue for two lovely cards today.
Steph - you did make me laugh . Thank you! Sorry you had a mess to clear up but at least you found your little flower. Sun has come out here now but it's very cold - keep warm!
Jess - so very sorry to read about your son's dog. Always hard to lose a pet but if you don't fully understand it must be a lot worse! Definitely needs Mum! Sending hugs to you both.
Janet - having been away for three days reading about lovely pastries is ok - eating them is not! Love to hear about them ! x
Norah - do hope you are feeling even a little bit better. Take care - miss you - sending love. x
Sheila - do hope you are ok. Sending love to you also.
Lynne - miss you too - come back soon! x
Love to everyone,
Keep warm and stay safe on the roads if travelling.
Love Myra P xxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is totally everything about it!!!!

nzillingworth said...


camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card and thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

SHARICA said...

Love the flower on this card .. xx

Dawn holben said...

Another lovely card.
I wasn't sure of the colour at first but the flower and bow sets it of just beautifully.

terrie said...

This card is awesome...maybe not my color but I have to agree that it would great for an artumn card.
Well done Sue

C A W said...

Hi Sue and followers, what a gorgeous card, love everything about it. Carol

utilitygirl said...

This is lovely Sue - the flower is great. It would be good for a winter wedding I think.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and every one
Today's card is very autumnal but warm really like it Sue
June you will do all you can and that's all you can do may be consider getting another dog
Anyway have a great day everyone
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the twofer Sue, lovely surprise, love the colour combo too. Marlene O xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a smashing card - far too good to miss. The flower is scrumptious and looks like it should be made of felt and adorning a jacket. Just lovely. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Anonymous said...

June S -
So sorry about your son and his lovely dog China - what an awful blow for him and such a young dog, too. Been there many times with much-loved pets and had an upset last night with my lovely old cat Molly 2 having a major fit. Vet said to keep a watch and no treatment needed - so fingers crossed it's just a one-off.

'P' in Wales

Karen Drew said...

The striplet dies are one of my favourites and i use them a lot.
Love how you have used them today.
We are being spoilt with two posts today
Karen xx

Diane Maitland said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the colours. I thought it was a bought flower until I read your description, wow it is gorgeous. xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, from a wet and very windy Cornwall :). I love the ginger card, what an unusual colour. The flower is to die for and looks great in the same colour as the backing card. I'm glad it didn't stay 'lost' in a folder for too long. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Darlene4527 said...

Another pretty card. Love what you have done with the striplet die. The flower and ribbons are gorgeous.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Two beautiful cards Sue.I like the striplet die but not sure about the ginger card.The flowers are lovely.

Janet-back to the lovely pastries again,they do sound nice :-)
Oh Steph=so glad you found the little petal die. It's funny how these things have a tendency to hide away in the most peculiar places.:-)
June S- so sorry to hear about Chin. Always sad when a pet has to be put to sleep and must be harder maybe for your son.Lots of hugs!
"P in Wales- hope your cat be ok,hugs.

To our missing ladies, take care and warm hugs to you and to everyone else <3

Warm Hugs, Maria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
My eye was immediately drawn to the wonderful flower so I was thrilled to see that it is made from one of my favourite dies, the asters. Take care.
Beverley W

Val Jones said...

How beautiful. Love everything about it.
thanks sue.
love val in spain

Blue Rose said...

What an amazing card, great for Thanksgiving. Amazing job.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very nice. Like the colours.

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous. You are right, that ginger color is perfect for autumn. I pinned of course.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Hoping this card or the aqua is not tomorrows card and that it has not blogged early but non the less this is a lovely card lol. Never used the ginger card before. I have some in my stash but never used it on anything yet but i think it will be coming out to try this one. I love all your striplets, they make some beautiful cards and you cant beat this one for insperation.
Hope you and your family are keeping well.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I do love the colours. Hugs Jackie

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue,this card sings to me ,I love the ginger colour.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card and I've always liked the heartfelt flower die but never bought it,maybe I'll have to go search the internet and buy it.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone

Ooh Sue such warm colours you have used really makes me feel warm and cosy as outside it is bitterly cold. A wonderful truly rich card so very beautiful and elegant and to top it off you have used one of my all time favourite dies a striplet! What a magnificent flower too to complete the whole work of art off so lovely.

Have a super weekend and stay warm everyone.
Margaret corgi owner

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes,
Gorgeous card I love the Striplet dies so versatile. The ginger card is not one I wouldn't use but you have changed my mind with this stunner.. Wow that flower is gorgeous
I had forgotten I have the die so will be using it again.
Thank you Sue. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

June so sorry for the loss of your sons dog it must be heartbreaking for him sending him A big Hug Lynda xx

Steph so pleased you found your little petal die Hugs Lynda xx

Ooo Janet those pastries sounded delicious hugs
Lynda xx

P in Wales hope your cats ok hugs Lynda xx

Saba hope your sister is doing ok with her treatment & enjoyed her birthday surprise sending you both gentle hugs Lynda xx

Norah your in my thoughts as always Hugs Lynda xx

Lynne M,Sheila Lindsay your also in my thoughts missing you all hugs Lynda xx

Big hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Myra P,Maria A,Hazel.Patricia,Wheelybad,Yorkilass,Tina E Steph,TOB Theresa,Jean D,Cameeli,Tandy Tres,Pam & Robbie,& all Wilsonettes Love Lynda xx

Eunice said...

I enjoy using the striplet dies, they always add a dimension of class to anything that you are making. Lovely choice of colors!

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Love it, Sue you never cease to amaze me how many different cards and projects you come up with, gorgeous x x x

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful and love that ginger card. the flower looks so real; it's like a dahlia that is just opening up. hugs xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Firstly Happy New Year to all of you crafters out there. Really like the cards design but I'm not keen on the Orange/brown.
Here's to a design busy 2015.
Love Zena

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! this card definitely 'sings to me', the colours and the die-cuts and the fabulous flower and foliage and the baby's breath, this card is stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftyJo said...

Love that die!

Wheely Bad said...

Your poor son, I will be thinking of him x

Elaine said...

Such a stunning card, beautiful x

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE these colors!! Beautiful flower too! TFS!

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue this is a beautifully card and I love the strip die. Crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

You must have overlooked this especially for a grey dayl like this, to bring warmth and a smile to us all. I have that striplet die, I need them all really as they're such fun! Plus I've been waiting for an excuse to try that ginger card! Mums birthday in 2 weeks so maybe I'll try it.

Janet Ecco, my mouth is watering after reading about those pastries. A visit to the Christmas biscuits is in order.

Another day of being mostly asleep. Supposed to go to a family gathering tomorrow and not sure I'll make it. Will try though, even if for an hour. House is semi accessible but people will have to move cars to make space to the door. Haven't seen some of them for ages and I hate the questions, I have to try to be honest without worrying them and it's hard to know what to say. I might not be able to comment tomorrow if we do go so if I do miss out I want you all to-

Stay warm, stay safe and do a bit of crafting for me!

Have those darn forms to complete and sent next week, most of which is printing off 'evidence', will be hard if I'm still sleeping 18 hrs a day! No crafts til it's done. That's some motivation...


T x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card beautiful colours love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Gail said...

Luv the card and the flower - not my favourite colour combo but could be done in any colour way so not a problem - as always thanks for the inspiration xx GailT xx

Maggie Rose said...

Just wanted to say thanks Sue and the rest of the CE (particraft) staff who toil away all year giving us great ideas with the dies and stamps and so on. Keep up the good work, especially with the video tuts.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card!
Not a colour I would have picked but it is lovely. Beautiful flower too.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card, love the die. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

such a stunning card today, I love the flower and the colours.

June, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your son's dog and only 4 yrs old, so tragic. My heart goes out to him. X.

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card the ginger card is beautiful , I thought it looked quite Christmassy at first, the flower is gorgeous , thanks Sue ,hugs xxx.

Crafty hugs to everyone
Jean D

Sandy H said...

That flower is something else, it looks so real. Lovely card.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, beautiful colours and beautiful flowers, Lovely.
Di B x

Vie Carter said...

Just such a beautiful card, these striplets dies are soooo useful

Colour combo is wonderful

Love it!


Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love black and white so striking.

julie laz said...

Lovely sue, colours are fab, crafty hugs Julie xxx