Friday, 27 March 2015

For You

 Hello my crafty friends!  Today's card was a bit of an experiment in partial die cutting.  I was having a play with my Complete Petal Camellias to see if I could use them to create a border.  It is just a nice way to give a sort of whimsical look to your card.  I started by embossing the centre section using the Cross Stitch Pinpoint embossing folder for texture.  Next I lined up several of the Camellias in a variety of sizes on a piece of coconut white card.  Before cutting them, I placed two pieces of white card underneath the edge of them so that those areas would not cut through completely, thereby giving me an attached strip for each of my side borders.  I scored the edge and then glued it to the centre embossed piece, one border on each side.  For the focal element, I cut the Stockholm die out of white card, then backed it with a pretty tanzanite colour (from my stash).  I cut the Copenhagen in both white card and tanzanite card and offset it slightly to look like a shadow.  I nipped this in half and mounted it under the Stockholm die, just peeking out from underneath.  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with the Oslo die centre. I matted it with the Stockholm cut in Tanzanite card.  The card was then finished with a white paper pierced mat, a thin tanzanite mat and a final wider white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue,, hope you are doing well.
Sending good wishes to Gail and hubby, Alimecca and family and all who are not well. Sorry I can't remember all if the names, my head is in the shed these days,.
Sheila and Nikki, in my thoughts.
Hugs to all .

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue wow the effects you get with just having a play, will have to try this. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I hope you are feeling better. Today's card is so pretty, Thank You. Take care Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
even more ways with dies!! Great card, must try this
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Great idea with the camellias, Sue, must read again to get the idea fixed in the brain! Pretty card.

'P' in Wales

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card you really are a very
talented lady must try this with all the flower dies I have.
Nancy's xx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

I like the card. I am not sure about the flower border. I like the lacy intricate borders better. Just me. Hope you are on the mend, Sue.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card. Great technique with the camellia dies. I would never have thought of doing this.

I hope you are feeling much better now Sue.

Love Helen xxx

carol quinn said...

such a stunning card sue

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow stunning card love the colours.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, this is an amazing card today Sue, your embossing is always so crisp and sharp, I don't know how you do it. and I will have to try this technique.

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

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the border, what a clever way to use the dies! You never fail to impress! Love Jean xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card, great idea using the Camellia's. The tanzanite colour is gorgeous, right up my street.
I hope you are feeling much better now Sue : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I didn't realise you had made a border out of the flowers what a great idea xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a effective use of flower dies
will give it a try. I love both the camellias dies find I'm using them a lot at the moment.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, particularly love the flowers on the edge.

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty, love these flowers x

Anonymous said...

Sue you are such a clever lady, card is lovely. You certainly inspire us. Hope you are better. Have a nice week-end everyone. JJxx

Linda Graham said...

What a great idea Sue,makes a lovely card,thank you, Linda x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, well this experiment really worked. Very clever and very effective too; a lovely card. Anne x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue how are you this morning.
This card is absolutely stunning I love how you have made the border.
And the colour is wonderful.
Suet card came yesterday and it is stunning.

Debs A xxxx

Anonymous said...

Clever! The camellia dies are so versatile.

JosieB said...

Good morning!
A very very pretty and clean looking card, love the flowers, I wonder if I dare have a go at that technique??
Like the blue as much as I like the lilac colour card you use.
Hope you are feeling better Sue!
Love and bet wishes to you and everyone.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a clever idea, now why didn't I think of that? Lol I love the Tanzanite colour I will definitely have to get some of that. The embossing board you've used is fabulous the detail is fantastic.
Hope your feeling so much better
Sending an extra hug xx
Heather T

auscrafts said...

stunning card love the colours

Jodee Keal said...

Hi, Sue....I love the flower border...definitely something I will try! I hope you are feeling better. Jo xxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue, what a good idea,I really like this card,
thank you.
Karen M

Joan D said...

Beautiful card,and what an unusual way to use the camellia dies. Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Loving the way you have used the die's to make your boarder. Such a clever technique and now i will have a look at my other flower die's to see which other one's will work like this. You are a very talented lady even when you are just having a play. Hope you are feeling much better.
Take care everyone and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is very pretty, great idea for something different with the flowers. Love the colour of the card. have a fab day all. Bx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good.morning Sue another of your plays creating a clever idea in creating the border, love from Jackie xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Clever. Your creative brain obviously works on a different planet than mine! Will try this. Its on the list! Happy Friday all.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love how you have created the border with the flower dies I will have to give this a go. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-love the flowers used as a border! If I can follow your instructions then I might try this technique.


marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Thats clever adding the paper to stop complete cutting!
Really like todays card so pretty with the Camelias
Take care
Love Marg

Gwenny said...

Beautiful card. It's such great pity that that the Camellia dies are unavailable everywhere in the UK to buy. I've been searching for them for weeks now and cannot get them. I hope they come back in stock.

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, what a beautiful card again and the colour looks gorgeous too.wish my brain would have a play session like yours which such a great result!!!love that flower border.Are you feeling better, I hope so. Have a great weekend and take care Jane B.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

How clever!...those Camellias make such a pretty and unusual border - must try this for myself...thanks for the inspiration

Hope you are much better today...


ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card. Love the dies and flowers.

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
really like this card, looks great. x
Hope you're feeling better? x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a stunner, love the flower boarder Sue. x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

What a brilliant idea, must try this one, the camellia flower has so many uses, so pleased I got mine. I hope you are feeling better.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a lovely card and the flower border looks very pretty. love Jean Z xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, hope you are feeling better. You have not been keeping us up to date on that!!!
Your card is stunning love what you have done. Everything is just beautiful.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Flower border looks lovely Sue, gorgeous card!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Fabulous card; love that blue.
What a terrific idea for the border too.
Hope you're feeling better.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Morning sue what a fab idea will have to give this a try looks so effective and ever so pretty take care as always xx love yvonne bennett xx

Anonymous said...

I really like the way you have used the flowers on this card.

Anne (Northampton)

sandy acland said...

So different but still beautiful:0)


Jill Berg said...

I love the positioning of the flowers - so cute

Carole Z said...

Beautiful design Sue, love the flowers and how you have incorporated them in the design, beautiful,hugs Carole Z X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful gift today in a very calming colour palette. Today's colours remind me of a warm summer's day with blue skies and white fluffy clouds. Something we need at the moment.
I love your idea of a flower border and must try this. Once again Sue you have shown how to create out of the box which makes our dies go much further.

No crafting for me today - Mr E had his INR check yesterday and it was down so he's going back this morning for another check and see the Dr. They wanted to see him again next week so it's fingers crossed time that they come to some arrangement and we can travel on Monday as planned. I also have the second half of my annual MOT this morning so again fingers crossed that BP is OK and my blood results have come back.
I've a feeling it's going to be one of those days!

To all under the weather and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card sue love the colours and design, gorgeous flowers xx hazel

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card, love all the die cutting, so pretty.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Happy Friday mornings to everyone.

Love the frill of the camellia flowers. Such a different way to use them and very effective too. The card as a whole is very pretty and stunning.

Warm comfort blanket hugs to those in distress today.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How clever, that border looks so pretty and I love the colour

iReneM said...

So clever how you've cut the flowers with the border attached, Sue
A beautiful design altogether

Hugs to all

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love everything about it, especially your flower borders - fabulous :-) Hope you are feeling better. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Great new technique. Gorgeous card love the colours!

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are feeling better. What an inventive way to use your Camelia die and it looks so pretty. We are so lucky that you continually look at new ways to use the dies as it defiinately helps us to be more creative too. x

Kate's Cards said...

It works really well Sue!

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & friends,
I love the look of today's card, whimsical or not, I love the "Wedgwood" look, there is something so right about blue on white, I think it looks so clean and fresh, thank you Sue, I hope you feel a little brighter today, hugs xxxxx
Sam & Theresa, you are in my thoughts and prayers, you are both very much missed, please get well soon xx
Tandy & little lamb Brenda, I hope that you are both ok and can join us again very soon xx
Sheila & Nikka, sending love and hugs to you both xx
Goodness me so many of our lovely ladies missing at the moment, mind there are some really nasty bugs around at the moment. The mild winters just don't kill off all the germs I don't think.
Well my girls have been on Work experience this week at their old primary school, they started the week finding being coughed on, sneezed on, you name it they were frustrated by it, but this morning (their last day) they are feeling sad as they have to say goodbye, so they went off with tissues at the ready, only half day today though as they break up for Easter, yay two whole weeks off! I love having the home, so one happy mummy here!
Well I must go pop over to the cafe, se what they are up to in there!
Love & hugs
Sandra xxxx

gwen70 said...

wonderful card Sue

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes from a lovely sunny Lancashire (for now anyway) I'll send some to Sheffield lol.
WOW WOW WOW Sue, this is AMAZING, but like P I need to read your instructions, Im so thick I dont understand lol I know, how easy can it be, but this is ME that's reading this not someone that has more than 1 brain cell as I have lol I must admit to not cutting my camelia petals fully when my card has moved, but I reacon I can 'hide the half petal with the open petal and 'hide that under a properly cut petal ! Its called 'bodging' its good cuz you'd never guess whats hiding beneath the bouquet focal point lol is that naughty ?
Its an absolute stunning card Sue, Cr. E have to get that tanzanite in the colour scheme please, its so rich looking.
I do hope you are feeling better Sue, please let us know how you're doing now : )
I thought Id never see Debs. A mention her wonderful Wednesday give away, well done and enjoy.
Cam, I have to say how much we miss hearing from you its rather worrying. To Sam and Theresa, hope you are both starting to pick up a little, to our other dear friends that are struggling with life, my love and thoughts are with you.
Whatever your plans for the day, hope its a good one or as good as it can be for you all.
Sending love n hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the flower borders,soooo pretty.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Your flower border is lovely. Don't know how you keep coming up with these great ideas, so clever. x

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and love how you used the flower die.
and my favourite colour again what more can I say.
Marion H

Julie Elli said...

So clever Sue. Can't wait to try this border technique. Thanks for sharing.
Big hug
Julie E

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Oh WOW, what a brilliant idea, can't wait to have a try of this!!!
A video on this would be great just to show how you managed to achieve the scored effect.
Thanks for sharing.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun way of creating a pretty border! Must try it.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
You haven't said how you are feeling I hope you are on the mend.
Had the read through twice before I understood your instructions about the flower border, my age I think. Love it such a clever idea, must try this. The whole card is beautiful love the design and the colours. Gorgeous.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, and although I may not have these dies, the beauty of your collection allows us to use the dies we have and adapt to make similar, which is what I will be doing. X Ros

karenlotty said...

This is a great effect I think I've worked out what you mean but a video would be handy Hope you're feeling better

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card. Great idea with the flower dies. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - hope you are feeling so much better now. Today's card is stunning and what a clever way to use the camelia dies. I will have to try this technique. Don't know how you come up with such amazing ideas! Sending you my very best wishes,

Chris Curry said...

A lovely unusual card Sue, a technique worth trying I think. I love that embossing folder, so versatile. Thank you.Xx

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card love the colours, thanks for sharing!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a brilliant idea for another use of the camellia die, love this card so stunning.
I hope you are keeping a lot better.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Edwina Scotney said...

Beautiful card Sue, and what a great idea on how to cut the camellia dies will definitely have a go at that, I am still waiting to buy these, everyone seems to be oos. Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, hope you soon feel better. Edwina

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, wow this card is very clever and different. I'm going to really have to study this to try myself. The finished effect is beautiful and the Scandinavian dies are gorgous as ever. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Keep well, love Deb C xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I hope you are feeling better
you do come up with novel ways of using your dies, this is something I must try
Pat x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW this card is stunning just love how you have used the flowers
Carol x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I do hope you are feeling a little better today ?
Your card is just lovely as always.
Take Care .
Elaine H X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love todays card and the tanzanite certainly is a lovely colour. You haven't said how you are, so I hope that you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous. What a clever way to use the flower dies. Very pretty. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

hotpotato said...

Good morning from a sunny Suffolk. Love the card Sue. x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the border you have created with the camellia flowers will have to have a go at that
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. A very pretty card. Love the colour combination. I think I will have to get the camellia die!! Have a good day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Scottydog said...

Another beautiful card Sue, love the colours & a nice technique with the camellia border.
Hope you are now well on the road to recovery.

Paula said...

This card is stunning Sue, absolutely stunning. I'm off to 'Pin it'!

Paula x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue - you are clever, I just wish I had your ideas Really pretty card. Hope you are feeling better

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, this is different, I will have to try this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

greendragon said...

Great border Sue, I would never have thought of using my flower dies in that way. It's so good seeing all your ideas. Thanks.

redfox said...

Hope you're getting better Sue? I love what you've done with this card. I think I need a video to see exactly how you did it, my brain doesn't always get written instructions!! Really want to try this so perhaps I should just go for it and see what happens! Love to everyone, Sarah

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty card and as for the border, just brilliant! SueL x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue and the colours are lovely thank you love to all June horrocks xxxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow wilsonettes,
This is a lovely card Sue but the brain has not registered just how you could do i with such small dies. I know how to do it with bigger ones, but these have stumped me. I love the tanzanite blue that you have used as it is so striking behind the white but what are you trying to do to us bow, pins or dazzlers to be seen. Still think it is cracking though so thank you for testing out or metal again with your ingeniousness. I hope that you are improving dear friend, but i also hope that it is not going to diminish your wonderful holiday and the sights that you saw. Sending you hugs to wrap around you just to let you know you are loved.
Well i only have a chilly day today after yesterdays snow that totally covered my beloved hills, today you wouldn't know that it had been. the sun is shining at least and there is more pale blue than white in the skies above, oh if only it could continue.
Janet flower, i have everything crossed that i can for you both today. I should have been for an MOT myself a few months back but since there is nothing that they can do, i don't see the point in wasting their time nor mine and since i need to get the appointment a fortnight in advance i never know just what i am going to be like to be able to go. It's ridiculous that you need to give them 2 weeks notice that you are going to be ill, but that is how daft our surgery has got because there is only one decent doctor who knows what he is doing and actually cares about what is wrong. The rest are in it for their wages at the end of the month or are these above everyone looking down their noses at what is causing your problems so wont treat you because it is self inflicted. Me, if i lost weight i would be a lot better, would still have Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Fibromyalgia and Acute Reynaurds in hands and feet but i would be thinner. Dohh, if i could lose weight i would but the tablets that i am on put weight on you and they don't have any others that would work and not make me gain weight, so tell me how i do it. Ohh they make me so mad because i would dearly love to be a size 10 again but some how i don't think it is going to happen. Anyway Janet i hope that all goes well today for you and Mr E so that you can escape on Monday as planned.
Well i will taking my greetin' moanin' coupen off and leave you all with hugs for all my angels both on blog and not, my thoughts and prayers are with you,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

jane stillman said...

Absolutely stunning, love the background of the centre panel x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love that you show more inspirational ways to use your gorgeous dies.

Lesley Thomas said...

Brilliant border idea Sue! I love it (and the rest of that card too, LOL)

Are you better now? I hope so.

barbara macaskill said...

GENIUS idea! Definitely giving this a go! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and the new idea with me!
Hope you are feeling lots better today! Another bowl of virtual chicken soup headed your way just in case along with some orange juice for the Vitamin C! Toodles!

Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card that colour is so striking is it a lilac/blue
Love the flower effect the Stocholm dies really do stand apart so beautiful
Nubiene x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card, I'm going to have to read it over and over to completely understand it ;) (could be needing a video tutorial???)

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you are feeling better. Love how you have used the flowers on this - very clever! I would never have thought of it!
Janet, hope things go well.
Norah, know exactly what you mean about having to know in advance that you're going to be ill!
Off to hospital now to pick up my aunt so it will be good to get her home.
Love and hugs to each and everyone of you. Xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Interesting technique used today. I love the way you experiment with your dies Sue. It sure does make me look at my dies in a complete different way.

Hazel said...

Just gorgeous, love your technique you have used. Love using dies to their fullest, that way the pay for themselves.
Hazel x

Julie Kay said...

As usual Sue beautiful card, you are so talented and the periwinkle dies are so cute. Well done Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

pinky said...

Beautiful, I love the flower border idea.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the tanzanite blue is gorgeous. I had to read the instructions twice and greatly enlarge the picture before understanding what you had done with the camellias lol please remember that our brains work much more slowly than yours :-)
Hope you are feeling a bit better now.

Cathie Weary said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card today. Really like the camellia border and will have to give it a play as still a little confused as to how you did it. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful card. This is such a pretty card. I love your Camellia border and the colours used. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You are so clever and the partial die cut is a certain success. It looks absolutely lovely. I'll give this a go, it would look good with the daisies as well.
Hope you're recovery is continuing, look after yourself (I sound like old Mother Hen but I do mean it).
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Love how youused the flowers to make a border, looks great.
Yvonne N.

Wendy L said...

Beautiful. xxxx

craftynanna said...

Woweee Sue how pretty is this card its a pity i havn't got complete petals, no one seems to have them everyones out of stock, i am looking now for some inspiration i seem to have lost my mojo, and if i can't find it here i must be bonkers lol. love to all Johanna

terrie said...

I think you succeded in making a boarder with the flowers...the card turned out really nice.
Well done sue

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Hope ur on the mend. Stunning card and quite a different technique.
I'd love to try it however I've been trying for months to get the camellia complete petals and to no avail. Nowhere seems to have it are they struggling to keep up with the demand for ur wonderful dies???? Xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning card, so Spring like with the flowers on each side. Love it.

Hugs to all

Love Dorothy xx

Jean said...

You make the prettiest cards!

Susan White said...

Love how you've done the floral edges on this card Sue - I think I understand the instructions, but if you take U-tube requests, can I ask for a visual demo - I learn so much better from seeing than reading!!! Thanks, Susan x

Meg said...

Hi Sue.
The Tanzanite shade is just beautiful.
I love the whole card.

Love and hugs to everyone.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card the dies are fabulous.
Love Dorothy. ;)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card. The way you have used the flower dies is really a brilliant idea.
Evis M.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Hi And best wishes Sue,

I am only occasionally confident enough to post a comment since everyone seems to know each other very well, but I felt impelled to congratulate you on your ingenuity. I would NEVER have had the idea to create a border out of the camellia dies in this way. I have reread your instructions and I sort of understand where you are coming from, however, could you please consider doing either a YouTube demo or C&C demo next month cos it is always easier to follow when we see the master at work:-)xxx

Anouk said...

I like this experiment, lovely card

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, hope your feeling a bit better today.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A successful experiment. Lovely.

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty Card . xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours the flowers are great thank you tracyw

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you have constructed the boarder with part cut flowers, this looks fab. Adore the colour you have used and the sharp image from the embossing folder. Thank you for sharing. Love Diane xxx
Lorraine welcome to this lovely blog, you have made the first step by leaving a comment, you will be one of the gang very soon!
Love Diane G xxx

Olga said...

Amazing card Sue! Love the color combo!

Janett Ray said...

Good morning Sue, I just found your You Tube channel and all I can say is wow!I Love your cards. You have given me so many new ideals. Thank You for sharing so much.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
WOW Love this card. And the Tanzanite colour is absolutely yummy. Love how are you have used your camellias as a border, what a brilliant idea. I just love you all.
Hope you are feeling better and taking care of yourself, thinking of you LOL
Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Love Brenda XXX

IVY Cheong said...

What a clever technique . Love it and a beautiful card.
Take care, Ivy L xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

You are so clever to come up with using the separate flower dies to make up a border and getting the idea to work! You continue to amaze me with your ideas. I don't think I would have come up with that idea on my own. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us crafters - you enrich our lives.

Brooke Bont said...

love this card with flowers it looks so springy

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card today, I love the shade of blue you have used. It looks very fresh & clean with the white.
Hope you are on the road to recovery Sue, take care.

Kind Regards :-)

Tina XX

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card today and lovely colours.
Hope you are feeling much better!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Mac Mable said...

such a clever and pretty idea x

patwyn said...

Very pretty card Sue. Only you could think of making a border with the camelia dies, I love it! Not sure I understand how you did it but I will read it again when I am ready to craft again. Still not feeing too good so haven't done much crafting lately.
I hope you are feeling better now.

Hugs to all
Pat xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
Sue, this is an inspired card today and I thank you for the inspiration, guess what I'll be having a go at later!!!
Alimecca, thinking of you and your aunt.
Sheila and Nikki, thinking of you.
Sam & Pat, thinking of you also.
I hope everyone is as well as they can be.
Love Maureen xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

a really clever card, I hope you're feeling much better now. Such a lovely blue colour and matting the dies at 90 degrees is really clever- at least that's what it looks like! The flowers are very pretty but will have to settle for my Spellbinders ones. Will try this layout with some of your other dies.

Special hugs to Sheila and Nikki, Gail and hubby, Alimecca and hubby and Sam S along with anyone else struggling at the moment. Hoping it gets better for all of you.

Lorraine Eastwood, welcome. I came to Particraft having not really socialised with anyone online or anyone much at all bar my partner and family for 4 years as I spend a lot of time at home. I was welcomed and the lovely people on here have given me support at some of my more difficult times, people to chat to, joke with and we all support each other. Please please comment whenever you can- some have been here for years, some like me, haven't but it doesn't matter. Sending you a big hug to say hello xxx

Not in my 'best' form, but knew I've missed a few days as I'm having a problem with one of my eyes but as my neck is in a pretty rough patch it might be that so not hugely concerned as that or recent change of specs may be the cause- giving it til next week. Enforced as Mr W brought home a bug from work for me (thanks love!) I'm not badly ill, but with a fuzzy eye and a gurgly tummy I'm not feeling much like reading on my phone. laptop had to come out today to send in my PA's time sheet so I knew I had to stop by. I've missed you all and would like to wish you all a happy, crafty weekend.

Norah, glad to see you back as I missed you on my last visit. Hugs x

Must go, Billy asking to go outside. many hugs to all of you, have plenty extra if they are needed,

T x

Vie Carter said...

What a lovely card, love the use of these flowers, very clever


Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
Love the colours, so pretty. Have tried to get these flowers but they seem to be out of stock everywhere!!!!!!!!

Ann said...

Lovely card Sue hope that you are feeling a little better take good care.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. The camellia flowers finish the card very nicely. Love the colours too. Hope you're feeling better today. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

fran bailey said...

Afternoon every one hope your better Sue
Love this card so pretty
Hope you have a good weekend
Frances B

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

It may be an experiment, but it works wonderfully. Love the whole effect. Think the Camellia flower dies are beautiful and are one of my go-to sets of flower dies as they are very versatile.

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and what slovenly way to use the camelia die. I have this die and love the flowers it makes. Hope you are feeling better.

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks for the tip, your experiment is really clever and the result so gorgous!! The camelia dies are in my wishlist, love them so much!!

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. think we need a video on this one!! Lol
Colours are lovely too
Karen xx

Gail said...

Love this card and the colours is gorgeous and the camelia border is fab (if I tried it I would cut through it all I'm sure) thanks again for making us think 'out of the box' xx GailT xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, that border is such a clever idea! The card is lovely really fresh and crisp! Hope you are
feeling a little less under the weather! Hugs, Karen x

Pauline A said...

WOW! What a great idea. Like many other Wilsonettes, I would never have thought about using a flower die as a border. Lovely colours and a great looking card. Hugs Pauline

Theresa Pace said...

fancy that Sue. that technique with partially cut dies was just in a craft magazine i was reading. pretty effect. lush tanzanite card, hugs xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, I don't know how you keep thinking of all these amazing designs with using your die collections but they're certainly amazing & keep em coming !!

Love the Camelia flower border which looks very pretty & really compliments the central sentiment elements.

Stunning & beautiful card as always..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are feeling well enough to have a good weekend. Lovely card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Arlene K. said...

Beautiful card. I'm trying to make a frame only ( without the middle part of the largest die of the decorative frames set B. Do I need decorative frames set A to do this.You can email me at with the response. Thanks so much Sue. Love your dies and the cards you make. Love the videos!! Waiting for your response.

liz spooner said...

Very good idea Sue, I like the look that this technique gives. xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
What an absolutely clever idea I'd never have thought of that,the card is stunning.Thank you for the inspiration.

Janice Wallace said...

Certainly a different, and effective, way of using flower dies.
A very pretty card.
Janice W

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue &! Wilsonettes,.Amazing card love how you have done the border with the Camille's looks lovely very clever idea. Love the colour such a pretty card.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Welcome Lorraine Eastwood hope you come back & comment on Sue's lovely blog,she is such a inspiration too us all. We are a friendly bunch of crafters sending you Welcome Hug's Lynda xx

Wheelybad hope your eye improves soon,how kind of Mr W bringing a bug home for you how kind.:0)
Have lovely cuddles with Billy Hug's Lynda xx

TOB Theresa Sam Gail & Hubby Alimecca & Hubby
Sending you all healing Hug's Lynda xx

Sheila & Nikki your still in my thoughts & Prayers one day at a time love Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra Margaret Maria Myra TOB Theresa Sheila & Nikki Hazel Patricia Steph Wheelybad Lynne M Jean D Saba Sam Brenda L Pat S Mrs B Janet,Norah TIna E Pam.& everyone Hug's Lynda xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love your card today !! It is very pretty, delicate and lacey looking. I love the dies you have used and what a great idea to make borders from your Camelia Flower Dies !! Great colours you have used to !! Thanks for sharing this very pretty card today Sue. I really love the flowers !! Wishing you lots of love and hugs today Sue. I hope you are taking care of yourself and start to feel better soon. Love from Tres x x x

Sheila and Nikki, sending you both lots of love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue What an unusual card, will certainly have a go at making somethin similar. Margaret xxx

Saba said...

Good evening Sue,
What a clever idea and something I must try. The camellia flowers look lovely used as a border. Beautiful card, and love the tanzanite.
Hope you are starting to feel better.

Wheely bad, sorry to hear you are having eye problems, hope it soon gets better for you.

Sam, thinking about you and missing you.

Lorraine, lovely to see you have commented. It is a bit scary at first, but you really will soon feel part of this lovely blog. Whether you have commented for years or just joined, everyone is really welcome here.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxxx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Hope you are feeling better.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love how you've used the Camelia Flowers to do the border, such a lovely idea.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, please excuse me but I must welcome Lorraine Eastwood to your blog. I know she has been an avid follower of yours for a long time and has many of your dies. So glad you felt able to comment, Lorraine, and you will see from others the warm welcome you have. Hope to see you again next week.

Laura O' Connor said...

a lovely idea with the flowers Sue must try it ,Laura O

Rach83 said...

I am so in love with this card. The Camellias are ever so pretty. Your colours are just perfect too.

Rachel x

Eunice said...

Very different card Sue, interesting!!!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Janice K said...

Such a very pretty card for spring, I like the effect of the Camellias.x

Jackie Meechan said...

Very dimensional card today love it. Beautiful colour of card.

Maria Alder said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you are feeling better.
Lovely card, very pretty colour!

Take care (only 2 more weeks lol )

Hugs to you and everyone who need one,
Maria x

Angela Wade said...

This is a pretty card, Sue. I like the camellia border you've created by playing :- )
Hope you're feeling better now Xx

Yesterday's card was lovely, but unfortunately I've not been able to view the whole of the video yet, as there have been problems with YouTube :-(

Have a good weekend everyone, whatever the weather. I know wind and rain forecast, unfortunately.
Hugs to you all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Such a clever idea to make a border from the camellia dies. So pretty. I'll have to try this with another flower die as like so many others I can't track the camellias down anyhwhere. Lovely card altogether.
Lorraine, keep commenting. It's a lovely, friendly, supportive on-line community. I don't know anyone here face to face.
Alimecca, hope all went well with settling your aunt back at home and that you are feeling better. Hope you are a bit better too, Sue.
Take care everyone.

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, only just managed to look at your post, Mum-in-law aged 92 taken into hospital on Monday, so juggling hospital visits with all the other madness etc, however a slight improvement today, bless her. She is amazing for her age, lives on her own and very very independent. A wonderful example to us all and treasured by all our family. Catching up with your blog each day is my treat and what a treat this card is, absolutely stunning, I hope you make a tutorial Sue, have read your instructions a couple of times but brains a bit foggy at the moment, lol.
Love the colours. Take care all. hugs, Linda

hazel said...

Hi Sue
You clever lady using your Camellia flowers as a border which are stunning as it the finished card.
Take care
Hazel G XX

julie laz said...

Hi sue, just to let you know I made this one and everyone loved it, thanks for sharing, we all appreciate it, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful! And so effective with the flowers along the side. Very smart idea!