Friday, 20 March 2015

Thanks For Everything

Hello there my crafty friends!  It's a long post today as I have included a bunch of pictures from my recent holiday in Norway.  I will give the card details first though.  I just love cutting into this background!  There are just so many ways to change it and they look really good.  I started with the bottom of the card by cutting the Ursa Gemini die twice in milk card.  Once with the bottom cutting edge, then I flipped it around so it was a mirror image but cut it without any of the cutting edges.  It creates a really pretty bottom border for the card.  I added a few pearls as embellishments.  I added a backing of periwinkle card so it showed through the die cut outs.  Next I cut the New York Background out of milk card.  I cut it in half (can you find the join?) and removed a bit of it then taped it back together so it formed a square shape. Flatback pearls hide the join areas nicely.  I backed it with Periwinkle card as well.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a sticky sheet then coated it with Diamond Sprinkles. I cut it out with the New York tag and added it to the centre of the background with foam.  I tied a double bow out of the Antique white (cream coloured) satin ribbon and topped it with a satin ribbon flower and some dried baby's breath (from my stash).  I paper pierced the edge of a piece of milk card, then added a thin periwinkle card and a final milk card mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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 I thought you might enjoy seeing a few pictures from my trip to Norway.  This was taken on the day excursion from Stavenger.  We took a boat through the Lysefjord.  We wanted to see Pulpit Rock, but it was too foggy to see it clearly, but we did see some gorgeous waterfalls along the way.
 The view from the cabin as we entered the harbour at Stavenger.  My other half had these flowers delivered to our room prior to sailing, they were beautiful!
 We took a cable car to the top of the mountain in Tromso.  This was part of the view, it was spectacular!
 I managed to catch the other cable car as we were passing on the mountain on the way back down.  They only held about 27 people.
 Probably my most favourite day of the trip was in Alta.  We had a day excursion going snowmobiling inside the Arctic Circle.  What a blast!  They put you in a thermal suit and helmet so it was quite warm (yes that is me under all that gear!)  and the day was absolutely beautiful too (just look at that sky!)  We couldn't have asked for better weather.  It was a two hour trip up the mountain, where we were able stop a few times for photos.

After the ride, we were treated to a tour of the Ice Hotel.  It just looks like a large igloo from the outside, but inside is magnificent!  The theme was Norwegian culture and there were so many detailed ice sculptures and carvings.
 This is actually one of the beds in a "suite" in the hotel. It was round and you had to walk up the path on the left to get into the bed which was covered with reindeer hides for warmth.  You still have to sleep in all your gear inside a sleeping bag on top of the bed though.  We didn't stay the night, but I was surprised that it didn't feel colder than it did.  They keep it at -4C constantly we were told.
 This was carved into the side of one of the walls.  I thought it was a Yak, but was told it was not.  I cannot recall exactly what she said it was but it was the equivalent to a Norwegian buffalo.

It was hard to get this entire sculpture in the picture (it was about 10 feet long) of huskies pulling a dog sled.
 Check out the ice furniture!
 There were etched ice arched panels going into the different areas of the hotel.
 On our second day in Alta, we took a tour of the city by coach.  This is the modern Northern Lights Cathedral.  Again, look at that gorgeous sky behind me.
 This church was the only remaining building in Alta at the end of the second world war.  It was a beautiful wood church building.

We went out to see the Northern Lights the last night in Alta.  A coach took us up in the mountains to a remote location so that the light from the city did not wash them out.  This photo was actually taken by the ships photographer with a proper camera, using an open exposure setting to really get the colour to come through.  It was taken from the same spot we were at when we saw the lights (my personal pictures did not come out very well without the open exposure setting).  We watched them dance in the sky for a couple of hours though, it was really amazing to see!

Our last post was Bergen and this pic was taken from the top of the mountain.  We took the funicular train up to the top and wandered around. There was no snow at all any where in Bergen, even the top of the mountain was sunny and warm!  You can see our cruise ship in the port below.

We had a really lovely time and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip.  I have an extra eight pounds on me to prove it too! LOL  I hope you have enjoyed the pics.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Love this card! But then I always do? So pretty. Love the photos, the ice sculptures are amazing . It does look wonderful but cold . Glad you had a great holiday
Thank you everyone for Robbie's good wishes, it means a lot to me. You are such a caring community.
Hugs to all, thinking of all in pain or suffering.

Clare W said...

GM SUe. Love this card! Great fotos. Don't like the look of the cable car as I don't do heights but the snowmobiling looks great fun. Thanks for sharing.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, yes love todays card. But Sue the pictures of your Norway trip are fantastic, they make it look so exciting, and the Ice Hotel, what an experience, I have never seen the Northern Light but heard so much about it, one you will never forget. It is lovely to have you back.

Is anyone going to see the eclipse this morning??

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

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue another beautiful card the Gemini die cut twice at the bottom is very striking. Your holiday photos show you had a great time I love the ice sculptures & how did it feel sitting on a chair made of ice ( not something you do everyday ) . Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card. and brilliant photos. I expect your brain was designing all the time.Thank you so much, I hope you are well rested. Take care Kitty.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I am loving his new favourite colour combination of yours the milk and periwinkle go so well together, as do the dies.
Thank you so much Sue for sharing the lovely photos of your cruise, it's so good to see you relaxed and having fun, it looks like the weather couldn't have been more perfect for you, I am so pleased you got to see the Northern Lights, wow, they are spectacular! Once again thank you so much for sharing them, how thoughtful to have the flowers delivered to your cabin, he's a keeper huh?! It must have been quite a novelty for him to you your complete, undivided attention, having no laptop etc to distract you! I am sure you enjoyed everyone of those eight pounds Sue!
Good to have you home, love & hugs xxxxxxx
Sandra xxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card and fantastic photo's you look great in all your geer and I love cruises all you do is eat
and then worry about the weight when you get home.
Nancyd xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
lovely card, again the new york dies are just so versatile and periwinkle blue and white - gorgeous.
Your holiday photos are beautiful and show you had a great time which you really deserve,
Hope you are relaxed and refreshed
Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card, wonderful pictures. Many thanks Sue.

carol quinn said...

love the card,
lovely holiday photos,.............i now know where you get your ice ans snow technique from!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love the card, blue and white is a favourite colour combo for me. What fantastic holiday pics, some amazing things to be seen, and looks like you had a really wonderful holiday. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Julie Elli said...

Thanks for sharing Sue. Extra treat today with the photos. I feel I've been to Norway now! I remember the card from C&C? It's beautiful. Big hug
Julie E

Joan D said...

Another stunning card, and a great different way to use the dies. Norway looks amazing,and to see the northern lights is a great bonus. Looks like a great

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card, periwinkle blue is a favourite colour and I love how you've flipped the Gemini die at the bottom.
Your photos are wonderful and bring back some lovely memories of my family's visit to Norway - did you stop to feed the goats on your way to Pulpit Rock? And don't worry about the pounds, they'll soon drop off when you're back in your routine. Sue xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so pretty and 'girly' right up my street. Once again I never thought of flipping my Gemini dies so must try that thanks for the idea.
What amazing photos I'm so glad you got to see the Northern lights (we had them here in Wales day before yesterday) unfortunately I never got to see them. I see some future dies from the some of the sculptures lol. So glad you got some 'YOU' time, the flowers were gorgeous such a lovely gesture from your other half. As for the weight it will soon come off.
Hugs x
Heather T

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue,like how you used the background die,your photo`s are amazing,love the ice sculptures and beautiful scenery, thank you, Linda x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card with yet more ideas for different ways of using the dies. I have been trying out your idea from the other day of resticking the cut away pieces back using black, red and cream card and the New York background die. All three are very effective and look so different. It's a painstaking task but well worth the effort.
Norway looks wonderful - thank you for letting us see some of your photos.

auscrafts said...

lovely pics of your holiday brought back lots of memories

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning card and stunning photos. Looks like a fantastic holiday. Sure you enjoyed putting on those pounds! Xxx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, love the design.

Stunning photos of your trip, it looks amazing, the Ice hotel is beautiful, I have seen a documentary about it on TV with them showing it being built from scratch, amazing.
Love the Northern lights, one of my dreams to visit before I'm too old lol!

Thank you for sharing,

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Maria Illsley said...

Lovely card Sue I like the way you have created the border xx stunning photos of your holiday what a great experience xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunningly beautiful card, and so envious of your cruise as that is on my ' if you could do anything ' list your photos are amazing .
Glad your having some 'me' time and recharging your batteries.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday. The Northern Lights look amazing. I would love to see them.
Have a great day everyone.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love the card, New York collection again. My favourite.

Your photos are amazing. Lucky you seeing the Northern Lights, my neighbour went on a cruise to see them and wasn't so lucky.


TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card first of all. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. One of my ambitions is to see the Northern Lights. So pleased you were able to see them and that you had a lovely holiday x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic tips, never think to flip these dies but wow when you do.

Holiday snaps are awesome Sue, must have been a blast. Imagine having to keep all your clothes on to sleep doesn't sound right to me. He. The photos are brilliant and the ice sculptures are WOW and to top it all off the northern lights, how romantic. Sounds like your other half knows how to treat a lady, flowers and a cruise. Hugs xx

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, love it. Norway looks stunning too, glad you had a good time xx

Rosie said...

Gorgeous card today, Sue. Loved looking at your photos too and you could tell you had a thorougly enjoyable holiday. Thank you for sharing them with

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue and all that visit today. Hey Sue, hot sexy lady lol, you looked beautiful all padded out at the ice hotel, what - NO gloves? Can you hear me screaming in pain just at the thought lol. What a beautiful thought to have flower's sent to your cabin, that says it all huh ? Im thinking on the same lines as our Kitty - the next set of dies will be designed around shapes and memories of Norway perhaps ? I just want to say thank you for sharing your personal life and memories with us all, its so lovely to see you happy and relaxed (and not from behind your work table) lol hope your withdraw symptoms are starting to feel better now and that you have been reunited with your note book and pencil lol.
I remember dashing to my 'den' when you show cased this card checking I had this die to do the mirror image, and how disapointed I was only to find it wasn't in my small collection : ( like Sandra has said, I too LOVE this colour combo, they work so beautiful together.
If any of our Wilsonettes are going out to watch the partial eclypse today, dont damage those crafting eyes !! Enjoy.
Thinking of our friends that are unwell or sad today, if only 'blog hugs' could make you feel better how wonderful it would be.
Almost completed my order that was waiting for me ! Allowing no time at all to get as many 'stock up' cards done before market Sunday !!!
Well Sue, thanks again for sharing your memories and beautiful card, and I send love to you and all that visit this amazing place today.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Will be ordering my latte from Monday thank goodness : ) xxxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Beautiful, just so pretty.
I do like the Gemini die
Pat x

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, how absolutely marvellous. I very much enjoyed seeing your stunning photos. A trip of a lifetime I would guess. Thank you for sharing.
ElizabethS x

Anonymous said...

Good morningSue and all. Lovely card as usual. Sue your photos are great, you obviously had a memorable holiday. How thoughtful of your partner to send you the lovely flowers. ( lovely flowers for a lovely lady ) JJxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & lovely colours.

The pictures of your cruise + holiday look great-bringing back memories as we did a similiar trip 2 years sgo.


Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely card in Norwegian colours, must try that cutting and pasting together as soon as I get my hands on that background die...

Your holiday photos look fabulous, so full of interest - you won't forget this vacation will you...

Is that Norwegian buffalo a Musk Ox? have those in America but you'll need to ask an Eskimo to confirm


Elaine Sabey said...

Good Morning Sue

What fabulous photos, it looks spectacular!
Today's card is lovely and I tried hard to see the join but couldn't. Thank you for more inspiration.

Love Elaine x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Well, what a lovely way to start a dreary Friday. A gorgeous card and then the wonderful photos : )
I love the card, the way you have flip cut the Ursa die is one I haven't thought to do before so another "must try" to add to the list, it does make a beautiful border doesn't it. I do have the New York background die at the top of my "must have dies list now, I can't wait until Ally Pally when I hope to get it. Thanks for sharing this lovely card : )
It is wonderful to see photos of you "off duty". You look like you had a great time in Norway, starting with the beautiful flowers that your other half had organised for you. You had some great weather it seems, shame about the fog at Pulpit Rock though. So many fantastic views, you wouldn't get me in a cable car for anything though! And to get to see the Northern Lights- how lucky was that? I am delighted that you have managed to see them as they don't appear every night do they. The Ice Hotel is incredible, not sure I would want to sleep there either : ) It seems like you have the proof that you had a good cruise, that extra weight will soon melt away as you get back onto the daily tread mill called life : )
I am so glad that you have had a "proper" holiday and thank you so much for sharing this with us Sue. It is always good to hear about you and yours as well as your wonderful cards.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone such a lovely card in pretty colours.
Your holiday pictures are beautiful Sue and thank you for sharing them. Love the Ice Hotel , amazing carvings. The lights are fantastic.
I should be out walking my pooch when the eclipse happens in Manchester this morning, I know June mentioned it. Will try to protect the eyes as Steph mentioned. Take care all x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
The card and the photos, brilliant and thank you for sharing.
Lorna D

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the photos from your holiday it looks like you had a fantastic time. That is a cruise that is on my list. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Janice K said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the periwinkle/milk contrast.
Thank you for sharing your amazing holiday photos, what a fantastic time you appear to have had!!!! I'm sure you will have a lovely time scrapbooking them.x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another stunning card, just love this colour combo. The whole card gives a beautiful lace effect.

Your holiday photos are amazing and it sounds like you had a really great time, starting with flowers, how caring. I don't think I would want to sleep in the ice hotel, but it is so beautiful. You must have so many wonderful memories, thank you for sharing them.

Love Rosemarie xx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue . i love it all, Thanks for sharing your trip with us, ... 8 lbs on well thats not too bad for a fantastic Holiday , and i am sure you will soon get it off again.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card. I love your holiday photos Norway looks amazing.
Denise X

Diane said...

Hi Sue this is a really pretty card today with my favourite colour combination. I really like the boarder at the bottom, I haven't played with my Gemini die yet but I can see the possibilities. Had to enlarge the photo to see the join, you are so clever at hiding them!
Wow it looks like you had a wonderful relaxing holiday and you look amazing all wrapped up in your thermals. What fantastic experiences, sights and weather too, and flowers - could you have asked for anything more from a holiday. Thank you for sharing your photos with us, I would love to go there now, but not to sleep in the hotel!
Don't start rushing about too soon, take time to relax with your partner before the mad ness of life gets to you again. Take care
Love Diane G xxx

Karen M said...

Mornings Sue,
Thank you for showing your photos Norway looks wonderful,love your card too.
Best wishes Karen M

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue and welcome back. So glad to hear and see that you had a lovely holiday, well deserved I think. Thank you for sharing your holiday photos with us, they are lovely and a great reminder for you to keep. Thank you also for another beautiful card I don't know how you keep coming up with such great ideas

Anonymous said...

Good to see you and Julia yesterday. We managed to find Karen! Lovely card today.

Anne (Northampton)

Aspiring crafter said...

A stunning card Sue , lovely in every way.
Thank you for showing us these fantastic photos of your trip.
It looks spectacular and I'm sure you will have relaxed and enjoyed every moment.An amazing experience.
As for those extra pounds , do not worry , you look great !

MRS DUCK said...

Good mornin Sue and everyone
Wonderful card using one of my favourite Gemini dies. A very elegant colour combo too.
Looks like a terrific holiday. It was lovely to meet you yesterday and I can't think where you are hiding an extra few pounds!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW this is a stunning card. The colours are beautiful together and that gemini die is gorgeous. This is another one to make and put in my stash box. Your photos of your holidays are amazing. Just shows you how much your other half loves you to have those stunning flowers delivered to your room for you to enjoy on your cruise and to have you all to himself with no note pad and pencil lurking in the background lol. The ice hotel looks spectacular and the ice carving are amazing. It looks like the northern lights are an amazing sight to see with all of those beautiful colours dancing in the sky. Thank you for sharing your photos of your holidays. Its lovely to see you relaxing and having some great fun and don't worry about the weight as long as you enjoyed putting it on lol and i bet the next time you are on C&C which i think is next month you will have lost it and be back to what you are happiest with but then again you always look amazing. Thanks again for the photos.
The sun is shining this morning so it might be a beautiful day. Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, first off great card, love the way you use the dies! Thanks for sharing your photos with us, it looks stunning there, the Northern Lights photo is spectacular! What a great holiday, a little cold for my liking, but what an experience! Love Jean xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue and all - today's card is beautiful and your holiday photos are wonderful - looks as though you had a great time!
Janette x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card with the "New Yorker" and Gemini........ It is absolutely beautiful and I CANNOT see the join! And of course, milk and periwinkle is always a winning combination. I really must cut into my dies more...............
Your photos are great. I saw a documentary once about the ice hotel and would love visiting but not staying - it looks very cold! But the artwork is out of this world - as are the Northern Lights....... one of these days.............
Thanks for sharing those pics
Good to have you back, have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
what lovely pics the card and your holiday. It looks very cold but I think I'd prefer that to very hot sun really ? as I'm not a sun worshipper, thanks for posting, fascinating to see everything.

DMJ said...

The Gemini die is one I have, will try that edge!!
Love the photos, Sue, you did have a good trip; it brought back some memories for me too, as we have done the fiords.

Doreen x

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,thank you for a wonderful card again and I love the photos of your Norway holiday. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and the weather was good too .Stunning photos to remember your relaxing cruise, I think it's always very relaxing on a cruise and being looked after all the time!!Don't worry about the weight
you will soon lose it again once your back into the daily routine. Hugs Jane B.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I could not ask for a better way to finish the working week than today's gift along with photos of your well deserved holiday.
Your colour palette fits extremely well with the beautiful blue skies in your pics. It's the first time I've seen one of your Gemini dies cut back to back and doesn't it look fantastic. Today's gift has just jumped into my 'must do' file and I shall definitely be trying it out.
You have one or two photos showing a couple of my 'bucket' list wishes being The Northern Lights and the Ice Hotel. I have seen a documentary on how the hotel is created every year and it looks amazing.

Steph - pleased to hear you're nearing the end of your current order. Don't do anything silly by trying to build stocks for Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday.
Sheila - hope things went as well as they could yesterday. You and Nikki are in my prayers.
Norah - hope you're building your strength and energy. Sending hugs

I cannot believe it's Friday again and so housework doth call.
To all in pain or suffering in any way I hope your day gets better. To every one please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card and also your pictures. The last one bought back memories as we went on the QE2 to the fjords and had a day in Bergen. such beautiful coloured buildings


Anonymous said...

hi Sue.....lovely card delicate and suitable for many pics of your Norwegian trip- ice sculptures are stunning.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the dies and colours you've used. Fab holiday photos - looks like you had an amazing time. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colour. Fabulous pictures glad you had a lovely time xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card today and the colours fit your holiday perfectly! The photos are absolutely stunning and what great memories you will have. So glad you have had a holiday away from work for a change and been pampered too - justly deserved! Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens again soon. Best wishes

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card and the holiday pictures.
Take care,
Evis M.

Lis Kervill said...

Welcome back, Sue, and thank you for your daily dose of Gorgeousnee
Great photos of an unforgettable time in Norway.
The ice ox is an UR-OKSE. meaning ancient, prehistoric, very, very old, UR still prefixes words to describe , i.e. ur-gammel in Danish.
Have a Lovely e-clypse day, everyone

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, adore that bottom edge. You look as if you had a wonderful holiday the pictures are great

Marion said...

Hi Sue I like the card but the bow is too big for me ,it takes over.
you look as if you had a great time and well deserved too.
Marion H

Lynnoliver said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures.
It is on my wish list to see the northern lights along with meeting yourself and tell you what a very clever person you are love the card

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the way you are cutting the background down & that is such a pretty background. Lovely photos Sue bring back memories of our trip to Norway a few years ago. Beautiful country.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
So pleased you enjoyed your holiday the pictures are beautiful!
I really like todays card love the colours!
Take care
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautoful card, love that border. Thanks for sharing your pics, what an awesome time you must have had x

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card Sue and so nice to have you back with us. Your holiday looked amazing. I briefly saw the northern lights on a trip to Canada but they weren't as strong as the ones you saw. Looks like you had a fab time and how thoughtful of your partner to have flowers delivered. Have a great weekend. x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, your card is beautiful, I just love the striplets effect at the bottom.
It is so hard to explain just how beautiful Norway is, I have a cousin over there in Bergen, and would love to visit more than we do as it is sooooo expensive. I would love to go on the hurtigerda one way and fly back to the starting point. X Ros

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card today.
The pictures of your Norway trip are fantastic.

hazel said...

Thanks again Sue for a beautiful card I am amazed at all the different ways you find to use these lovely dies.

Your holiday looked amazing those sculptures are truly beautiful I saw some in the gardens in New York I think they are beautiful.

I am sulking today my grand calibur has broken so there will be no cutting of dies until I can get it fix.

Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Hazel c uk

Kate's Cards said...

Fantastic holiday photos Sue and a fantastic card too!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and great pictures everything looks great glad you hade a good time. love Jean Z xxx

karenlotty said...

A thumping big WOWSER to everything! The card and photos are amazing What a beautiful place and you were so lucky to see the Northern Lights I love how you've flipped the Gemini die and played with the NY background

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love it.
Thanks for sharing your holiday photos, looks like you had a wonderful time, pleased you had good weather.Brings back many happy memories of a Fjords cruise we did a few years ago, the scenery is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Morning sue, lovely card this morning again so pretty. Love the photos looks like a gorgeous place to visit so pleased you had a great time love yvonne b xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love your periwinkle card it is so pretty.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful holiday pictures so striking and beautiful. Glad you had a lovely time. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab photos of Norway - brought back many happy memories for me as I spent a lot of time there many years ago. I remember the venicular railway well as my late father in law said it was the best view he had ever seen in his life.

Love today's card by the way - and no I couldn't see the join.

Beverley W

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Looking at your lovely photos I nearly forgot to leave a comment on your card, which is lovely by the way, but your photos are stunning, looks like you had a great time. SueL x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a pretty card I love what you have done with the edger die its stunning.
Love your photo's of the Northern lights and the ice people.

Have a nice weekend. xx
Debs xx

pinky said...

Beautiful card Sue! Wow to your holiday photos, that place looks amazing.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue lovely card, I love how you have flipped over the striplet for a border. Your photos of Norway are stunning, will have to catch up later, off to man our little craft shop today. Take care everyone, Jess x

iReneM said...

Such a gorgeous card. This periwinkle is a lovely colour :)

Great holiday pics,Sue. Would so love to see the Northern Lights.
Hubby and I spent a wonderful week in Austria one Oct, way back when! and the bravest thing I did was go up a mountain on a single ski lift chair. White knuckles all the way up but all fear disappeared on the way down - the view was amazing

Hugs to all


Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, and great holiday photos. Lovely part of the world, I just loved the northern lights when I saw them, years ago.
Gail C x

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue & fab holiday photos, thanks for showing them to us, hugs Carole Z xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty card and colour combination. Your photos are great and will keep the memories fresh for you for a long time so glad you enjoyed it all. The beauty of cruising takes you to several places in one go and once you are unpacked you don't have to do it each place you visit. Love from Jackie xx

Jill Berg said...

Wow Norway looks so pristine and beautiful - lucky you.

The card is so pretty love how you have used the gemini die!

hotpotato said...

Wow that looks a stunning holiday destination Sue. Gorgeous card too. My Ally Pally tickets have just arrived, whoop, whoop not long to wait now. x

Chris Curry said...

Love the card Sue and the great idea for the border. It looks like you had an amazing time, how lucky to see the Northern lights. Pleased you enjoyed it so much but looking forward to seeing you on our screens again. Thank you.Xx

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card love the colours. Welcome back, photo's are amazing thanks for sharing! I'm away for the weekend so will be back Tuesday! Bye for now, Junex(Cumbria)

Paula said...

A beautiful card, and what a clever idea with the Ursa die! As for your holiday photos Sue, that must have been an amazing experience for you all. I'm green with envy!! :) You may not have captured the northern lights well, but the rest of your photos are very good.

Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Not only a cruise but flowers as well, sounds like you have a gem there!! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos looks like you had a great holiday. Love today's card and no cant see the join!
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Mac Mable said...

Fabby card and no can't see the join! Great photos and great memories for you both..a holiday of a lifetime x

Paula said...

Oh those northern lights pictures, how lovely. A once in a lifetime experience.

Val Jones said...

Beautiful card and lovely holiday photos.What a lovely cruise to go on.
love val in spainx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the intricate die cuts they are so pretty. Thanks for showing your holiday photos. There is a similar small white Norwegan church in Cardiff Bay for seamen.

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Wow thank you so much for showing your photo's. Would love to go there and see the Northern Lights. But Anno Domini,lol. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card in a great colour combination. I really like the way you have used the Ursa die, and snipping the New York background to form a square. So clever.
Thank you for showing us some of your holiday photos. So glad you got to see the northern lights.

Hugs for all
Saba xxx

CraftyJo said...

Wow, you look like you've had/are having such a lot of fun, thanks for sharing your holiday with us :)

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card and amazing photos of Norway - love the ice sculptures - thanks for sharing xx

Cazzie D said...

Really enjoyed your photos. Thank you for sharing. The card is pretty. Love the colour combination.
Caz x

Vie Carter said...

I love today's card and the colour is great

What a wonderful holiday you have had, never been to Norway but it looks wonderful

Ice sculptures are amazing

You needed a holiday to get yourself ready for Ally Pally next month!!

Looking forward to seeing you, I have my ticket already


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I think it captures some of the feeling of your trip in many ways, blee, white, icy shapes.

The pictures of your holiday are fantastic, you must have had a wonderful time, now you'll have to jog everywhere while you take off the extra pounds, but the memories will remind you of the wonderful time you had while you're jogging!

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Macky.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card!!
......and what wonderful pictures....looks like an amazing trip!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it....the 8lbs shows that you had a fab can't go away and not gain a little bit or it wouldn't be right!! You are so slim and trim it will come back off in no time!!!

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
great what you made out of the New York background!!! And the New York tag on top... a really good idea.
Your photos are fantastic. They remember me when I stayed one night in an igloo some years ago. It was a new experience but one night was enough I must say. But you are absolutely right it´s not as cold as I thought before. But we had a snowstorm and it was a bit scary in the night because we heard the dynamite exploding to trigger snowslides.
Rolf xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The pictures look fantastic.

JosieB said...

A beautful card this morning and super photographs of your holiday too, looks like you had a really good trip.I don't fancy the cable car but I suppose it's a must if you want to see everything.
I keep coming back to your page Sue because I love your cards so much.
I did see the eclipse this morning it was great alovely morning too. Best wishes to all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank sharing you for sharing your holiday photos. I love the idea of the Ice Hotel. Amazing!
As for your card I am so pleased you featured it as I was unable to record your demo of it on C&C.
Veronique L

Mary Lynn Cox said...

I love the lacy effect of the New York die. And what gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous car love the way you have used the Gemini die. Gorgeous colour too. Photos are amazing it looks wonderful. Your weather looks great.

Olga said...

Excellent card! Beautiful pics!

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card and it looks like you had a great time on your trip ,stunning photos .Don't know if I could do the ice hotel [I like my heat ]Laura O

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Fab photos. Looks like you have had a wonderful time. Kind regards Joanne K x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card, no I couldn't see the join until I enlarged and really scrutinised it. Very clever.

The holiday pics are amazing. I bet there are now lots more people who want to have a holiday like this. Myself included!

It looks absolutely beautiful and you looked like you were really enjoying yourself. I am pleased that you saw the Northern lights too.

Love Helen xxx

Lesley Cann said...

A great card and thank you for sharing your holiday pics. So glad you had a great time.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very nice, Sue. Photos are great soon.

June Horrocks said...

Thanks for the photoes sue brilliant !!!!the card is stunning love it must get the dies thank you for sharing sue love to all xxxxx June horrocks xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, I love the bottom edging.
Your photos are brilliant, my son saw the northern lights when he went to Iceland and sent me an email saying he was outside his hotel in the hot tub at 2am watching them.

Saw the first part of the eclipse and got a few photos then the cloud came over and I missed the second part. We were in Cornwall for the total solar eclipse and that was the most brilliant experience ever.

Love and hugs to everyone.

Julie Kay said...

Stunning card Sue ... just the right colour for today's blog. Really pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Norway, the snowmobiling looked brilliant. Enjoys the NEC. Crafty regards Julie Kay xxx

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, just taking 5 mins out to look at your blog, so glad I did, another stunning card, the Ursa border is beautiful. Again, thanks for showing us different ways to use dies. What fab pics of Norway too. My dad cruises there most years and it's somewhere we'd love to go, Northern Lights is on my bucket list ha ha. Have a lovely day, love Deb C xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I really like the effect of the Ursa die and the colour. Thanks for sharing.

Great photo's of your holiday, I'm pleased you had a nice time and I'm sure you will soon loose the extra pounds. lol

Best wishes

Cathie Weary said...

Welcome back Sue. Firstly your card is gorgeous. Love how you used the Gemini die at the bottom. Also like the way you put baby's breath in the floral arrangement.

The pics of your trip are fantastic. It feels like we were on the trip with you. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Looks like you had a wonderful and relaxing trip. The flowers in your cabin in the boat were just a loving touch. Hope you have a great weekend.

Susan White said...

Oh wow Sue! Looks like a fabulous trip from your photos - we went on a cruise from Bergen to Tromso some years ago in search of the Northern Lights! Sadly we didn't see them, but I'd go back again when we get the chance - fabulous scenery!!! Susan x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Ooh! I love today's card . I love blue and white and made one yesterday for a friend's birthday next week! I have been enjoying making stick pins with your beautiful beads. The quality is excellent. Love what you've done with the Ursa die.
Your photographs are lovely Sue. Love the ice sculptures and the scenery looks truly spectacular. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Love to everyone on the blog!
Myra xxxx

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this card! The colors nad bow are beautiful!
Your pictures are amazing! What a wonderful trip that must have been! One day I would love to go to the Ice hotel! That would be fun! Also seeing the Northern Lights in person is a dream of mine!! Glad you had such a great trip!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, and the snaps are great, good to see you enjoying that bracing air.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Welcome back! A lovely card, gokd old stick on pearls eh?! I do love chopping up dies to see what I can find. The symmetry and the intricate details of your dies mean it's fun and easy(ish) to do. I must try to mirror my border too. It's my PA's birthday next week and although the main topper will be of a german shepherd dog I'm going to make the rest from your dies.

Thank you so much for sharing your holiday snaps, I too have seen the Ice hotel on TV, I am over the moon for you that you got to see the northern lights, some people in the north of the UK got to see them this past week, there were some lovely pictures on the news. Don't worry about the extra weight, you'll soon lose that with your busy schedule!

I don't remember commenting yesterday, was asleep as I'd taken a lot of meds. Sheila, I hope things weren't too hard on you and Nikki xxx

It was so cloudy here this afternoon I didn't even notice the eclipse but it's now blue and clear outside. Billy is looking out the window longingly so I'd best not be too long. We will go and sit out in the garden for a while before I doze off again!

Hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere, extra hugs if you need them xxx

Wishing you all a happy Friday and a lovely weekend,

T x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card, Sue - no, can't see the join, does it exist?! Love the doubling of the Ursa die for the border. So pretty.
Wow, what a holiday - thanks so much for the pics. As I never go anywhere, always get a vicarious thrill from seeing other people's photos. All looked fabulous, even the ice carved arches looked like your twiggy bits dies, plus an owl! Hope you feel really recharged after this great adventure - even if there's a few pounds to shift!!
In the UK Tues/Wed night the aurora borealis was visible as far south as the Brecon Beacons but regret couldn't see them here.

'P' in Wales

PS Lovely flowers from the OH, I'd hang on to him!!

IVY Cheong said...

Amazing pics! Needless to say you must have had a fab hols. The scenery and places looked so wonderful. Anyway, the card is equally as beautiful, love it.

Take care, Ivy L xx

America said...

What a treat to see your awesome excursion photos. Love the snowmobiling shot, the beautiful Norway scenery, the wonderful northern lights, the ride to great heights, the ice hotel/sculptures, the waterfalls, the wooden church, all of it. Even Flowers from your sweetheart! So happy for you Sue. Looks like it was a Fantastic vacation full of beautiful memories and pounds to cherish. :)heheh. Thanks for sharing. (Was your mind designing at all? Hope not, but Im sure you couldn't help it! Oh, the fabulous card rocks too!)

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
fantastic photos of your holiday, looks like you enjoyed yourself. What a thoughtful romantic partner you have to think about flowers for the cabin. When do we get to see a photo of him !!!!!!!!

patwyn said...

Beautiful card Sue, I especially like what you have done with the Gemini die and the colours used.
Thank you for showing the photos from Norway, it all looks really amazing. How thoughtful of your OH to have flowers sent to your cabin, he is a real gem! A lovely start to a wonderful holiday.

Hugs to all
Pat xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the photo's, was lucky to see the Northern Lights in Labrador Canada many years ago - stunning phenomenon. Think the card is beautiful and am sure you did this on C&C and thought it beautiful then. The Gemini die range is just fab and am slowly adding to my Sue Wilson die collection. Keep'em coming!!!!

craftynanna said...

Oh my word Sue your pictures are lovely, i have nearly the same ones LOL from my trip to the Arctic circle,
The video from yesterday was great you explain things so clearly,
Todays card is fab because i have just done my version of it, i had to tweak things a little bit but it turned out great,
love and hugs to all. Johanna

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Today's card is beautiful, I love this periwinkle card especially when used with white- a marriage made in heaven. Also love how you have created the lovely bottom border with your Ursa die.
Thank you for sharing your holiday photos with us, they are great, the ice sculptures look amazing, Im sure the snowmobiling was fun. Then the Northern Lights WOW that's what I call a holiday. AND the extre pounds they will fall off in no time.
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Maggie Rose said...

Maybe it's my eyes Sue but the NY background does not look like this when I cut it and try putting it back together after I cut bits off.
Was the photograph reversed at some point as I can't seem to get the square from the background and trying to figure it out.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Welcome Home Beautiful card and what fantastic pictures so glad you enjoyed your cruise.

Pam great news about Robbie warms your heart he is making such good progress.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

fran bailey said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card love this combo of colours and well impressed with the pictures of your holiday thank you for all your ideas for your dies
All for now Frances B

SusanP, Kent said...

Wow what a post! Your card is lovely and the photos are amazing. Norway is very beautiful. Seeing the Northern Lights is on my 'bucket list'. Not so keen on the snowmobiling, but would love to visit the Arctic Circle. You look as though you're having a wonderful time. Thanks for all the pictures.

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card and so are your photos of Norway. We went last year on a cruise and the views are breath taking. I can vouch for the extra pounds put on too. Think i ate enough to feed a small army!!!
so glad you had a good time
Karen xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and I like the way you flipped the Ursa Gemini die to create such a beautiful border.

Thank you for sharing some of your holiday photo's, it looks as though you were really enjoying yourself and having a proper holiday without outside interruptions. Bliss!!

Hope everyone has a good week-end.

Edwina Scotney said...

Stunning card today Sue, and thank you for letting us see your beautiful holiday photo's, how wonderful to see th northern lights, I bet that was a magical experience. Edwina

Susan Morgan said...

Looks absolutely amazing...a holiday of a lifetime!! oh and love the card too ..

Brooke Bont said...

love the card and love the pictures of parts of your trip. looks like fun

Maggie C said...

Hi Sue. Great card. But what wonderful photos of your holiday - you look so lovely and relaxed. Now I guess it's back to work designing and demonstrating full of energy I hope. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

nannapat said...

Super card Sue, such a pretty colour. Thanks for sharing your photos, it looks like a wonderful trip. I would just love to see the northern lights, photos of them always look so magical. Pat x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. The periwinkle and white cards stock goes so well together and the die cuts are so elegant. The photos are a dream! I think I fell in love with the waterfall and the ice etching :). Of course, you could have stayed in the UK to see the Northern Lights as they've been seen here this past week lol. Nothing like the proper place though, it looks like you had a blast :). x

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card today, just love it.
The photos are fab and it looks like you had a wonderful time.
Thank you for sharing them with us

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue, and stunning photos Norway looks wonderful.xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Beutiful card saw u demo this one it's really pretty. Glad ur back all refreshed from it hols it looked amazing.
I'm well jealous that u saw the northern lights I would love to see that. Maybe someday. I bet u had loadsa fun on that snow scooter!!! :-D

Theresa Pace said...

lovely card but it seems the holiday trumps it this time. gorgeous pics there and i'm sure you will soon shed those extra pounds. so glad you had a fab time, hugs xx

Anouk said...

lovely card and love the pictures of your holiday. reminds me of our trip to the Arctic Circle

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Really lovely card. The colours are gorgeous. You look like you really enjoyed your holiday. Norway is a place I would love to go. Glad you had a fab time. Hugs Heather x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue, Yet again another stunning card. Something else I must try, you give me such inspiration. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing with us.

Happy crafting hugs Dorothy xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love this card and the colours. Had a fab day at the NEC today bought quite a lot including some more of your dies...LOL. Just found out you were there yesterday with Julia and John, so wish we had been there yesterday would love to have met you all, my 3 favourite crafters....maybe next time.
Love the holiday photos, glad you had a good time.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card. Love your photos. I have always wanted to go to Norway but my hubby says no! Says it's too cold, lol. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Welcome home, thankyou for your beautiful creation today, the colours are stunning together and trimming the New York die to make a square is a fabulous idea. So glad you had a great vacation with your better half making memories to cherish. Your photo's are amazing and The Northern Lights are on my bucket list. BFN, Linda,

Janice Wallace said...

What a beautiful card, a great way to use the dies.
Thank you for sharing your holiday pics. Looks like you had a great time and hopefully feel relaxed and rested now.
Janice W

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonetts,
Third time lucky IPad keeps freezing up.
I love this card it's gorgeous beautiful colour & die's used
Sue your photos are amazing thank you for showing them.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sheila & Nikki your in my thoughts & prayers my heart went out too you yesterday on such a sad day love & Hug's Lynda xx

To All my lovely friends wish you a good evening Hug's Lynda xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
What a little beauty this is. It takes my breath away, I love it.
Your photo's are wonderful and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your cruise, and to see the Northern Lights, wonderful.
Love to all, I hope you are happy, healthy and not lonely, but if you are in pain, I hope you get relief.
Maureen xx

SHARICA said...

Awesome piks .. I wana go there now :) Fab card as always xx

Lesia Cook said...

Wow Sue, your vacation sounds like fun! It takes me back to my Army days when I got to visit fabulous places like the Alta.

Your card is gorgeous and I am so glad I found your dies through John Next Door. I'm just starting but am sure my collection will grow as I see more and more of what these dies can do. Love your work and your style. I am indeed a new fan!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Wow another stunning card.Love the holiday pics.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooh this card is lovely today !! Great colour combo with the Milk and Periwinkle Blue. The New York Background Die looks fab cut in this way and I really cannot see any join at all !! I love the New York Corner, Border, Tag Die Set. It is one of my absolute favourite sets. The Ursa die looks fantastic cut in opposite directions Sue !! Soooo very pretty !! Of course I love the bow and the flower looks great to. Today's card is very pretty. X x x
Thanks for sharing such a lovely card and such great photos of your holiday in Norway Sue. You look like you had a fantastic time. I am so glad you managed to get some "me time". I bet the Northen Lights are amazing to look at first hand. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres X x x

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

Sending everyone lots of love today from Tres x x x

craftybird227 said...

Thanks for reminding me of our wonderful Norway cruise 2013. It was amazing and you look as though you enjoyed it as much as we did. We had great weather too. Great card as well!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
This card Sue is Beautiful ! I got the Ursa so can play along a bit and the colours are fantastic together.
Your holiday photos are amazing, so many wonderful memories to have. Snowmobile,ice hotel, cruising and visiting some beautiful places .The Northern lights look amazing. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. I wonder if you thinking of a Musk ox, they roamed the North of Scandinavia a long time ago.

To everyone on this blog ,take care and have a nice weekend. If in pain or feeling low do come back and we can support each other.
Norah, Pam, Sheila and Nikki,Pam,Sue,craftyNanna,Pat
Brenda,Janet,Lynne M and divas and everyone else Spring is on it's way
Hugs Maria x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Spectacular card and spectacular pics. Wonderful memories.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Love the card, and all your holiday pics are great, thanks for sharing with us. I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights, which we often hear are visible from Ireland, but I've lived here 15 years and never seen them!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card in milk and periwinkle colors. Your join was great - I could not tell where you joined the two pieces even after you said the pearls were consealing the join. Thanks for sharing your vacation photos. Looks like you had a fantasic trip making memories. Welcome back my friend.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card colors and techniques and thank you for sharing your photos.
Love Dorothy

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Love the design on this card, especially the Ursa Gemini die cuts! Did guess right where you had cut the New York die before I read where you cut it. But it definitely doesn't show!! The pictures from your wonderful cruise to Norway were magnificent! Cold but beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
Wow Great card.
Very happy that you enjoyed your trip and I am sure that the scenery stimulate you imagination to help create beautiful card.
thank you \for sharing the picture and you art.

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the way you've used the Gemini die.
Thanks for sharing your holiday photos. The one of you sitting surrounded by the ice furniture made me shiver. Glad you saw the Northern Lights.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Fab pictures of your trip. Thank you for sharing with us. It looked like a wonderful time.

A lovely, lovely card again. I find this card is more than just it, but that it churns creative ideas. Thank you again for this.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, love the colours. Thank you for sharing photos of your trip it must have been fantastic.
Di B x

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful card! And what a trip you have had!! Thanks for sharing your photos with us :)

Linda Johnson said...

This card is absolutely stunning, will try and cooy it. Youre such an inspiration Sue. Many thanks
Linda xx

AnneRD said...

A lovely card Sue. The photographs of your trip are awesome, thank you so much for sharing, what a lovely experience you must have had. Anne x

Tindaloo said...

Wonderful card! Happy to see you had such a great time here in Norway ♥ Love your photos!

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Wendy said...

Hi Sue

Lovely photos and card. I'd love to see the northern lights, it's on my bucket list. I've been married 25 years this year so may just book something similar as a surprise for my OH. X

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Catching up with your blog this morning. Have been looking after my Mum as she is ill
My word this is one stunning card,Love everything about it. Simply stunning
Thank you for sharing your photos with us all they are stunning. I bet that ice house was freezing .The Northern lights were putting a display for you all.We had them last week i was watching them through my telescope.I never tire of seeing them
Take care
Hazel G XX

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Card & love the colour combo.
Love the background die, so pretty & lacey & the bottom border looks delicate & so pretty.
Love the finished card, stunning.

Wow, what amazing photo's of your Norway holiday, really am jealous of you with seeing the Northern lights & the 'Ice Hotel' is amazing...
Please, if you go again I won't take up much room !!!

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx