Saturday, 7 March 2015

For Someone So Special

Hi crafters!  Another "die does it all" sort of card with a small twist I will explain.  I started by cutting the New York Background out of milk coloured card.  Just to be a bit different, I used the actual die on a piece of milk card and traced around the outside edge of it.  I used a ruler and a craft knife to cut on that line to create a frame for my card.  I added mounting foam to the back and seated over the New York background die cut.  I placed a Navy blue card behind it for a pop of colour.  Next I cut the Herald Square die and used the smaller die to cut the inside out to create a frame.  I mounted it on foam to raise it and placed it in a diamond orientation with the tips peeking over the edge of the frame top and bottom.  I stamped my sentiment in Cobalt Blue Archival ink and cut it out with the New York tag.  Before removing it from the die, I inked it lightly with Stormy Sky distress ink.  I cut the inside of the Times Square to place underneath the tag in the centre just for a bit of extra detail.  I added some cream flatback pearls to the corners and the other die cuts to give the card a more complete look.  A paper pierced milk mat, a thin navy blue mat and a final milk coloured mat finished the card off nicely.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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carol quinn said...

wow another stunning card

yvonne said...

Good morning Sue what a striking card. Yvonne xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card again today. Love these dies. Hope you're enjoying your holiday. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it Wow Sue what a beauty. Now will have to have ago with this one me thinks. Thanks for sharing. Hugs xxx

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love this die.
Hugs to all x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what beautiful card I love colour and I really like the design it is wonderfullcl.
Debs A xxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, another beauty is all I can say about this, love it, especially the added little pearls placed on it. Must try this one.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much another winner. Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card thank you tracyw

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, the navy is striking. JJxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I have said it before and I will say it again - I love the New York collection.


Clare W said...

GM Sue. There's something about cream and navy as a colour combo that I just love. Fab card again. Love it.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning, absolutely beautiful, I love it.
Brilliant colours and design
Have a wonderful day

Patricia xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely, lacy. Thanks Sue.

Patricia Youdell said...

This is great Sue
Just my style
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Love the New York collection but not much time to experiment with it at present.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, simply stunning! Love it! Love Jean xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card I love the lacy look of it. The way you've made a frame is another brilliant idea thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love your New York dies. Sue xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a beauty, absolutely gorgeous. Love the frame, too. Clever!
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, another clever idea re the frame. Do like the NY background and love the colours.

'P' in Wales

Pam - thinking of you on this difficult day and sending hugs.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
Love the New York dies and the navy is fabulous
Muriel x

Joan D said...

Beautiful card. It looks like

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card again Sue,you can do so much with your dies, thank you, Linda x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is very striking and like you say the die does all the work, but the beauty is in the way you have put it together and the colours. Have a good day all. Bx

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, useful for many occasions. X

Glennis said...

A very pretty design

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card again today love the pearls

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, can't beat New York! Xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Super card. Love how all the die cuts work so well together.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

Navy and white always looks classy, as does that New York Background, love all the tiny pearls, all in all a total winner!


Julie Elli said...

Gorgeous background die Sue. Big hug
Julie E

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

DMJ said...

What a lovely start to the weekend with a lovely card!!

Doreen x

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, love this card, don't have any of these dies, money bit short at the moment, but they are on my ever growing wish list. Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & as you say, the dies do all the work along with a bit of Sue Wilsons inspiration!


Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card, love all the die cutting and frames.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Thank you so much for putting me back into 'Sue Land' this morning. All's well again and we have another beautiful yet simple gift suitable for any occasion or gender by adjusting the background colour. As you say your die is doing all the work but your back colouring shows it off to perfection.

Steph - hope you're feeling a little better. It's odd not having your name here everyday.
Norah - take care young lady and I'm hoping to see you back soon.

Saturday shopping calls but I'm not looking forward to going out the winds have not died down from last night.
To all in pain/suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Kate's Cards said...

More intricate die usage!

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow Sue this is a gorgeous card. I think I need these dies. Have a great day everyone. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, back to your usual type of design, much more my taste. Love the design and the gorgeous dies work so well together.

CHERYL Brown said...

New York, New York, what wonderful dies. Another gorgeous card, Sue.

Pam, thinking of you today, may your angels surround you with their wings.
To all in pain/suffering, please help yourselves from my basket of hugs.
Cheryl xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Now that's a brilliant card, love it!
Gail Cx

Cazzie D said...

Another intricate card today Sue. Very pretty.
Caz x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is so beautiful I now need the Herald Die
Carol x

JosieB said...

Lovely card again today Sue,
best wishes

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love this background die. Hipe you are enjoying your well deserved break. Lol lynne m x x x

Cully still nervous when I take poochies out to the park. I spend all my time constantly looking around for any sight of that large dog. Cully doesn't chase Tilly but stays quite close to me. I'm hoping in time her and me relax enough to enjoy the park more. Hubby's ribs slow to heal so he is unable to take poochies for walks. Told him he will owe me so many lie ins that instead of trying to catch up with them he can buy me some craft goodies instead ( not telling him thats why I dont mind getting up early - there is method in my madness).

Pam - sending oodles and oodles of muddy paw hugs from devious divas for this extra painful day x x x

Steph - hope all goes well in hospital.

Norah, Yorkielass, Lindsay, Alimecca, Magpie, Lynda, Wheelbad, Mrs B, Barbara, Tres, Maria, Maureen, Angela, Sheila and anyone I have missed lol and hugs x x x

Lynne m & slighty shaky devious divas

Swiftycrafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, love navy and white together, so classy.
Lynne x

karenlotty said...

I have treated myself to the NY collection apart from the background die because a)I love the intricate designs and b) I tend to make a lot of square cards So this card is right up my street

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Adorable,loving the darker blue and ideal for me as I'm having a craft day and I have all of these dies,Yippee!!!!
Lorna D

gwen70 said...

WOW another stunner, so beautiful

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Very Dear Friend,
What A Beautiful Stunning Creation I Love The New York Dies And The Background Die Is Stunning I Just Love How You've Created Your Frame.
Fabulous Colours Using Milk And Navy Card Its So Very Rich Opulent And Very Striking Indeed.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing And The Fabulous Photograph's.
Sue My Dear Friend Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
To All My Wonderful Wilsonettes Friends
I Really Hope Your All Keeping Well, Hugs To Those That Need One.
Steph Please Take Care My Lovely.
Norah Missing You I Hope Your Well.
Saba I'm Glad Your Sister Is Coming Round, I'm So Pleased.
To All My Friends In The Cafe Have A Great Day
Please Take Care All Of You.
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

marg said...

Another lovely card Sue!
Hope all is well!
Take care
Love Marg

DeCor said...

A really lovely card. I am looking forward to using these dies. Just have to decide where to start!!!

Have a good weekend all.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,so intricate.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card so pretty and the colours too. Love Jean Z xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue,

This one is so pretty. Shows of the background dies to a 't'. Classic colours of navy and cream (or near enough) really do set it off perfectly. Yet another stunning card!!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. I love this background die. Navy and White are such an elegant and classic combination. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love these dies! Thanks for sharing!
Love Junex (Cumbria)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very classy card and the navy blue shows it off perfectly. The New York dies are some of my favourities. Thank you for yet another idea on how to use them. Best wishes

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card .

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card Sue and I like the navy and white combo.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning creation, just love navy & white, always looks classy! Brilliant idea to create a frame & so simple.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, now this IS my type of card! Love it and the colours used!
Many thanks & enjoy your break!
Janette x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Navy and White together always good, lovely card and as I have these dies I feel a card session coming on.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Navy and white always looks very classy. Great card, thank you.

Love Rosemarie xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue.
I love this card. The New York dies are all gorgeous and this shows them off beautifully, and the navy blue/milk combi is a favourite : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. I hope you are soaking up the stunning views : ) Take care.

Anonymous said...

This is a really elegant and the navy and white is so striking.
The New York Collection is one of my favourites but I am not lucky enough to own all of them.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes Lesley S x

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Love the background die on the cobalt blue (must get some). Great for the men I think.

Love, Ivy L xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, I love the NY collection, the colours you have used are fabulous. Hope you are enjoying your holiday and the weather is better than here today, very wild wet and windy, a good crafting day!
Take care everyone, Pam thinking of you today.
Jess x

Beryl Treble said...

A stunning card Sue. Love the colours.

Maryann Laursen said...

Soo sooo beautiful card here again Sue. Amazing work.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue A really nice card, although I must admit that I find it difficult to follow your instructions sometimes. I much prefer to watch a video tutorial, but i do understand that you can't make videos of all your cards, and I still enjoy reading your blog.
Margaret xxx

Saba said...

Morning Sue
Love this card. Navy and white, so elegant and the way you have added dimension with your New York dies is impressive. The pearls add the final touch, even the one that got away lol!! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday.

Pam, thinking of you today.
Wheely Bad, hope today is a better one, glad you've got your appointment, just sorry you can't have a home visit.
Sheila and Nikki you are in my thoughts every day.
Steph, missing you, not long now before you are home.
Norah, extra special love and hugs to you.

Hugs for all who need one.
Saba XXX

nattyboots said...

Just beautiful Sue .xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue and all the ladies.
The card is so clean and crisp, beautiful.
Sue, I hope you're having a good time.
Love to all xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

This is a real stunner love it! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.
Veronique L

June Horrocks said...

Stunning beautiful thank you sue hope you are having a lovely time xxxxxxxlove June horrocks xxxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. Hope you are well and have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a classy and elegant card that is beautiful in its simplicity. I love it.

Pam, thinking of you today.
Lynne - I am sure Cully will get over her fright in time. At least if she is staying close you don't have to run round the park to catch her :-) I think maybe you are as devious as your divas but I hope it works and you get the goodies you want.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love everything about this card.
Evis M.

Janice Wallace said...

Great card, and I love the dimension you have on this one.
Janice W

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue, always love these two colours together, looks fab!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card really like the New York dies

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Paula said...

Such a stunning card Sue! You really are so clever and I would give a lot to have just a fraction of your cleverness. Sigh!

Paula x

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, I'm just back from a lovely break in Portugal. I kept an eye on your cards while I was away but I couldn't comment. I love all your new dies and embossing folders. Todays card is lovely again. I have so many to catch up with when I get the unpacking finished. Beryl xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, this is a really pretty card, almost lace handkerchief like! Hugs, Karen x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue

Vey striking card today. It just pops off the page. Love it x

Dawn Holben said...

Another stunning card today.
I love how you have arranged the die cuts.
All beautiful dies and I love the colour too as it gives it a very striking effect.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card which I imagine would different depending on the colour card you put behind it.
Beverley W

Diane said...

Hi Sue This is a beautiful card today and the combination of colours really suits these dies. Hope you are really relaxed now on your holiday. Take care love Diane G xxx
Pam thinking of you on this difficult day and sending you a big hug xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Clean, crisp and delicate looking in the white and navy blue.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card love the die and the frame.
Nancyd xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue and all the other crafters here ....

What a beautiful card......intricate looking but easy to do.

Must have a go too at this one. Mine never turn out like yours Ugh I keep on day!

Love Dorothy x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I like everything about it and I love how the Milk and Navy Blue Card goes so well together.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, I can see this style being very useful for all sorts of occasions.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card today, love it all.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, love the colour, crafty hugs Julie xxxx

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. That's a splendid card and your use of dies is so original. Thank you for inspiring us yet again. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Olga said...

Great beautiful card! Thank you for sharing! It's gorgeous!

Jane said...

Hi Sue,what a striking card love it.hugs Jane B.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I really like the dies you have used and the layout. The colour combination is striking. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lesley Thomas said...

I have at last got smaller sentiment stamps that will fit in your smaller banners and labels. Love this card but I am always drawn to any blue/white combos.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card lovely colours.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday Sue.

LYNNE glad Cully is okay and no physical damage done. It will take her time to get over the attack. My boy Ben was attacked by two Bearded Collies who had him pinned down and he ended up with 3 clips in his neck, he was lucky but it did take him a while to get back to normal. It gives you a fright too and you are constantly on alert and waiting for something to happen again.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue...x. Have a nice weekend

Jackie Meechan said...

Wow gorgeous card. Think I'll be using this for maybe Mother's Day idea for next weekend for my mother-in-laws card. Stunning.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I do hope you are having a great holiday, and that the sun is shining on you. I really like this card, as its uses are endless. Thank you X Ros

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Jan

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card - love the colours Sue!

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card Today Sue .. xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry been missing for a few days but been on holiday and Internet kept letting me down! Usually after I had typed something.
Anyhow , back home again!
Beautiful card today and clever use of the lovely dies. I love the colours too.
Not sure about yesterday's - jury is still out!
Hope you having a great holiday.
Sending lots of love to Sheila and Nicki . My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Love to all,
Myra xx

Susan White said...

Navy and white - so crisp and classic! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

So so versatile in their use.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

So so versatile in their use.

TOB said...

Hi Sue hope you are enjoying your holiday.
Beautiful card so elegant.
Hugs to all who need them
Love Theresa xx

Cathie Weary said...

Back to my style of card. This is gorgeous and love all the detail on it. The pearls on the background die just finish it off. Hope you are having a great holiday.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love this die, stunning card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Just stunning, gorgous card!!

Helen Bell said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone

A beautiful card. I too love the New York Collection. It is a nice, classy card.

Love Helen xxx

barbara macaskill said...

What a lovely card! LOVE the blue and the script for the sentiment is beautiful! TFS!

iReneM said...

Oooh, lovely one, Sue

Hugs to all

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful


Barbara W said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Really like the milk and navy combination.
Lol Barbara W

Eunice said...

What a beautiful sticking card.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Great carded a x

Mary Mac said...

Wonderful card Sue. Just love the background, both the New York die and the blue card.
Happy weekend everyone.

Janice K said...

A beautiful card with a great intricate design.x

Carolyn Burch said...

This is just stunning! And that blue just HAPPENS to be the same color I am using in my nieces wedding album (which I am just starting on)

Hazel said...

Late today as I was baby sitting grandsons last night and forgot my iPad, then have been to Glasgow all day.
Your card is gorgeous just love it. Hazel x

pinky said...

The navy makes the cuts look so delicate, I love it.

Brooke Bont said...

love it just beautiful

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card!
Love and hugs to all xo

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue, the navy is stunning. xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Two words Sue.
Oh wow.
you probably guessed I love it
lots of love
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Two words Sue.
Oh wow.
you probably guessed I love it
lots of love
Jo xx

Theresa Pace said...

i do love this colour combo! after all it is the colours i chose for our wedding. brilliant card, hugs xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card the navy and white are so classic together along with the New York die. Beautiful Sue xxx

Crafty hugs to all
Jean D xxx

Adena said...

What can I say - another beautiful card Sue.

Linda28 said...

Sue, this is a beauty, love the colours and those dies, ooooooo, may have to go on the wish list. Hugs to all Linda.

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Love the card and the colour. Hugs Heather x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I'm loving this navy and white card it really sings to me.
This card could be used for almost any occasion just by changing the sentiment. I LOVE IT.
Thank you , love Brenda xxx

Susan Morgan said...


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Really loving this's so striking!!!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Navy card doesn't seem to be used so much these days, don't know why because it certainly does push the white forward and shows up the pattern beautifully. Lovely card. SueL x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So lovely

Gail said...

Gorgeous card amd love the colours xx GailT xx

Pat L said...

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

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card and like the colours very much.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Yet another stunning card from you Sue, your dies are so elegant and versatile x x x

nzillingworth said...


Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

very pretty card today, and I love the selection of dies used.

Steph, Hope you are coping with your treatment and that is it not tiring you out too much. Hugs

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the dies as always.
Hope you enjoying the Nordic fjords and it's not too cold for you.
We had spring here but didn't see much of it as I was crafting with JW. Had a brilliant day and now really looking forward to meet you and her again at AP.

Warm hugs to everyone,
Steph and Pat in hospital,hope you are doing alright and all in pain or in other ways feel low Take care Maria x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes,
Stunning card love the background die gorgeous colour
So very elegant.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sheila & Nikki your in my thoughts & Prayers
love & Hug's Lynda xx
Steph hope your feeling better & managing some crafting
Hug's Lynda xx
Pat hope your more comfortable & in Less pain now,have you managed to get up yet.Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Myra,Maria,Sheila,TOB Theresa,Hazel,Patricia,
Saba,Sam,Brenda,Tina E,Wheelybad,Steph,Pam,Norah,Lynne M, Pat S,Mrs B,& All Wilsonettes Love Lynda xx

Laura O' Connor said...

stunning card ,doesn't need a lot more ,love it ,Laura O

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue, the navy gives this card a more masculine feel. I now have the lovely New York Background, but haven't had a chance to play with it yet. Have a sympathy card to make first, so will use the Angel again for that. Hope you're enjoying the Fiords.

Steph and Pam, loving hugs for a speedy recovery to you both xx
Hugs to all Wilsonettes especially all in pain / unwell.

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card, love all those pearls.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Loving this card. You know i love your New York collection and any card you make using them are stunning. The navy and white look very classy and with all of those little pearls finish it off beautifully.
Hope you are having a fantastic time on your much deserved holiday.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your card is stunning in nautical colors.

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, great design, hugs Carole Z X

Anouk said...

stunning card, will make this one soon

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, beautiful card.
Di B x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, so pretty & delicate..
Love the new York background as so intricate & really draws the eye to it...

Lovely clean colour combo, just love it....

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

America said...

What a stunner. LOVE the deep BLUE against these beautiful die cuts in White. Striking and gorgeous!