Sunday, 15 March 2015


Good Sunday morning all!  It's a blingey one today!  I selected a piece of deep raspberry card (from my stash) and used the Lyra die on the diagonal to cut the edge.  I used only one of the cutting edges to do this.  Next I cut a piece of black card and covered a bit more than half of it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled back the backing paper and attached the raspberry card to it and everywhere else the exposed adhesive was, I coated with Ebony Ice.  I burnished it in well with my finger and poured the excess back into the container (note: it is very static so you may want to rub down a piece of copy paper with an anti static before using it to catch the excess bits).  For the focal element, I cut the Union square die out of black card.  I nipped it into half with my paper cutter, put the two sides together and took off a bit in the centre to create a smaller die.  I taped them back together from the back and added mounting foam to the back.  I adhered it in the upper corner.  I stamped my sentiment, then cut it out with the smaller die in the Dainty Oval Frame set.  I seated it in the centre then added small pearls in the corners as embellishments.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat, a thin raspberry and a thin black mat and a final wider white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, so dramatic
Happy Mothers Day everyone.
Steph, so glad you are home. Alison thinking of you and your aunt x
Sheila and Nikki, thinking of you both.
Hugs to all

hollyberry said...

Bright,blingy and cheerful,what more does a girl want?
Happy Mothers Day to everyone,have a nice one!

auscrafts said...

as P am says a very dramatic card

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue, Happy Mothers Day everyone, what a dramatic card but stunning, I think doing the die on the diagonal cut is very unusual but striking. Yvonne xx

Paula Lane said...

Good morning Sue, it's nice to see you continue to incorporate your older dies in your cards. Great ideas! Take care. Paula

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Happy Mother's Day everyone. Hoping you all have a lovely day. On to the card WOW this is a very different card not your usual colours but it is stunning. It's very striking and bold and i know a few people who would treasure this and frame it to put in there lounge or bedroom. My new e/folders came yesterday, the snakeskin and scored lines (not sure if it's the right name for that one) and they look beautiful when put through your machines.
Still very wet and cold today. Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Happy Mothers day to all mums.
Beautiful card Sue,yes the glitter is very static.Thank you Sue, take care Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very dramatic card today, love it. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow! Bold! Simple card today, Sue, and love Lyra on the slant! Can see this working in many colours.

'P' in Wales

carol quinn said...

very dramatic colours
really pretty card

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this. Its a must try!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love a little bling, what's not to like.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue

This card is so different and so stunning.I am going to make this card for friend's birthday.Thanks for the lovely idea.

Jan on the Fosse

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You've given us such a dramatic card today it's gorgeous. The ebony ice glitter is so pretty and gives the card an extra Oomph! The Lyra die looks good on the slant another great idea from you.
Happy Mothers Day to everyone.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

The Lyra die is so effective used like this. I was really pleased with a card I made using it in this way.
My younger son has given me the striplet quilted blocks for Mothering Sunday. I am a happy bunny!.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, trove the colour combinations x

carol edwards said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue and everyone. Very striking card and I love what you have done with the Lyra die.Enjoy your day everyone whatever you are doing x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, wow this certainly is a striking card today, I love the ebony ice, I am hoping to pick some up at Ally Pally if they have any left.

Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone, I hope you enjoy your day and get really spoilt.

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

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Happy Mothering Sunday to all the Mums! A very dramatic card! Love Jean xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today, very striking but simple to do, and great for many occasions : )
I hope you have a lovely Mothering Sunday relaxing and watching the beautiful sites slip by from a comfy seat on the cruise ship : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care x

Carolyn B said...

Wow, this card really woke me up this morning, ebony ice will be going on my mystery have list.

Happy Mothers Day everyone!

Carolyn B

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely Lyra is an eye-catcher all by herself even without any bling but so dramatic when used with strong colours and a bit of sparkle...was intrigued by the pretty rectangle and then read your instructions and found it was Union different it looks cut down like that, must try it as soon as I get my hands on that set...

Happy Mother's Day ladies...we deserve it!


tracy w said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card love the colour thank you tracyw happy mother's day to you all

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card the Lyra die is my favourite
From the Gemini collection it was was quite hard to
get as everywhere was sold out so must be very popular
but I got it in the end. Happy Mothers Day everyone
hope you all have a great day.
Nancyd xx

Joan D said...

Lovely unusual card Sue. Have a great day xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, today's card certainly is very striking, love it! Am using my Lyra die a lot. Happy Mother's day to all the Mums. Bx

Jane said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful and dramatic card .I have the Lyra die ,it's my favourite. Happy Mothers Day to you all.hugs Jane B.

Hazel said...

A wonderful striking coloured card today, showing how versitil your dies are. Happy Mothers Day I hope all of you that hinted a new die would be a lovely gift, have got your wish, if not just enjoy your day anyway. Hazel x

sonja_w said...

Love the deep pink and black combo, very striking. Gorgeous card x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card-very striking & different. Love the way you have use the die on a diagonal.


Chris Curry said...

A stunning, vibrant card Sue. Thank you.Xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is stunning! What a fabulous way to use the gorgeous Lyra die and am loving the black bling. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Happy mothers day to all the crafty mums out there! Have a great day.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Happy Mothering Sunday everyone!
Beautiful pink on todays card and the lovely sparkle!
Cold here in Bristol, but dry so thats something!
Take care
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Happy Mothers Day to you and everyone. This is a very striking card and has given me lots of ideas. I love the way you cut your dies to make them different sizes. Thank you for yet more inspiration Sue. Best wishes

Jan.moogie said...

Dramatic in your face and wow not to mention simple to make too. Well Sue you have surprised me yet again good for you. Happy Mothers day Sue and all wilsonettes, have a great day. xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love all the sparkle. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I love your format for today's gift but I'm afraid the colour palette is not for me. I shall do one using other colours and see how that looks. Sorry Sue it's not often I cannot get to grips with your beautiful gifts but today is one of those times.

Hope everyone has a good day.
To all in pain or suffering in any way I hope things get better soon. To everyone please take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

CHERYL Brown said...

Happy Mother's day to everyone on this wonderful blog. I hope you all get lots of love from your families.

A very zingy card today Sue, loving that crisp, sharp, raspberry colour. And the focal point cut on the diagonal is superb.
To anyone feeling under the weather today, there is a basket full of hugs, just help yourself.
Cheryl xxx

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
Bright, Blingy and Beautiful card today.....
Happy Mothers Day Everyone...hope you all have a nice

DMJ said...

I have that die, so will try it on the diagonal,

Doreen x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. Love this die think this is first on my wish list looks gorgeous. Happy Mother's Day to all mums out there.

karenlotty said...

I love every card made with Lyra and yet I've only used it once so far! Now where's that pink card...?

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning & a happy Mothers Day to all!!
Sue, many thanks for today's gorgeous card - will certainly be using this one in the future ! Loving all the bling!
Janette x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very striking and dramatic. Great injection of colour.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card. I love the raspberry and the ebony ice - stunning. Happy Mother's Day to all the mums :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Mothers Day to you and all who visit.
Love your beautiful card, everything is just perfect.
"Thanks" to you for all the wonderful inspiration you pass on every day.
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xxx

Janice K said...

WOW! This card really packs a punch! Love the beautiful contrast between the vivid pink and sparkly black, stunning!x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Mothers Day!
Lovely card today.
Lorna D

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Like the simplicity of this card, though not a pink fan. However can see this in loads of other colours so it will be one that I'll have a go at. As usual thanks for sharing.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue what a stunning card I love the colours you have chosen and the dies you have used are great. I love the design.
Take care xx
Debs As xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Sue, I love it! Colourful, using the lyra die (one of my favourites) too.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
smashing card today I have all the bits to give it s go. Just need to find the time lol xx

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue
Happy Mother's Day to everyone.
Not sure about this card, not really my thing. Thank you for sharing though I think I would liketit in a more subtle colour scheme
caz x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning. I am not usually a bright andblingy person but I love this one.
Many thanks for all the inspiration.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely dramatic card and my favourite "Gemini" dies, that look good at any angle, but especially diagonally!
Happy Mothers day everybody.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Just lovely. Happy Mothers Day. SueL x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Happy Mothers Day to everyone. Love this dramatic card. Love Jean Z xx

Linda28 said...

Happy Mother's Day to all, I really love the Gemini die and how you have cut it on the diagonal, the colours really pop out to you. Hugs to all, Linda.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely colours today. Great card. Xx

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, One of my favourites Lyra, very dramatic in raspberry and black not sure about the colour but love the layout. Thanks for sharing, hope everyone has a special Mothers Day! Junex (Cumbria)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love this card, I must get some Ebony Ice, it looks brilliant. I noticed you have added some more videos on You tube, had a look last night. Love the rustic flower one.

Love Rosemarie xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue ,lovely card thank you
Love this colour
Karen M

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, wow this woke me up, it's very different from the usual SW. I love this die, and my fav way of using it is to cut it out and adhere to the wings of gatefold cards. Have a great day. X Ros

fame01 said...

Hi Sue n all thecrafty crew ..
What a striking bright very stunning card i love it, hugs sarah xxx

patwyn said...

Happy Mothers Day Sue and all Wilsonettes.
I love the way you have used the Lyra die but the colour is not for me. Sorry! I am always looking at different ways to use this die and will try this in another colour. Thanks for the inspiration, Sue.

Pat xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the colours you have used on today's card, I actually picked up the ebony ice from my local craft shop on Friday, thank you for the heads up about it being very static.
Happy Mothers Day everyone, take care, Jess x

Kate's Cards said...

Love the colour combo. Very blingy!

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card as always. I do like the Gemini dies, they are a great concept. Take care x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Mothers day to all.
Not sure about the colours on today a bit bold for my taste, but I love the design. This Gemini die is so useful, looks great done in your fire and ice technique.

Helen Bell said...

Hello Sue and everyone

I love this card, and the dramatic colour combination and sparkle. It's also great to see dies being cut down to make new shapes. The union square die is one of my many favourites.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, hope you're having a great Mothering Sunday rest.

The card today is fab, the respberry card looks so striking against the black, good job!

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Macky.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
I hope that most of you are having a nice relaxing day!
A very bold and dramatic design today Sue, you just can't go wrong with that Lyra die! I hope you are having a peaceful day filled with love and laughter.
I have been a very lucky Mummy this morning. I have a good few months supply, I got Bournville chocolate both my son and the girls bought me that, I haven't had it for ages, it was originally the only dark chocolate, I love it, over the last few years I have had Green & Blacks in about every flavour they do so it's so nice to go back to the original! I did get some lovely Lindt dark chocolate too! And some Lillies and a nice bit of Money for Ally Pally! Yay I literally can't wait!
Love and huge hugs,
Sandra xxxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue, and Happy Mother's Day!

A lovely card today for which thank you. Have a great day!
Margaret A.

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
Gorgeous card. I Love the colours, raspberry and black always say ooh la la to me and this beauty is shouting it.
I see you've been snipping again and creating another way to use the union square. Brilliant. I think I am going to have to create a new Pinterest board just to keep referencing all these snipping ideas. I think I shall call it Sue's Snipping Sensations.

Happy Mothering Sunday to all who are Mums, hope your day is filled with love.
Saba xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Quite a contrast from yesterday Sue, a big statement on a big card! love from Jackie xx

nattyboots said...

Happy Mothers day to you Sue and all the other lovely Mums on your blog.
A very dramatic blingy card today Sue just beautiful.

Elaine H X

Nannieflash said...

What a fabulous design, simple but really outstanding, love the colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours xx hazel

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Ann said...

Very dramatic card stunning.

Happy Mother's Day to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. I'm loving the Raspberry card. I have these dies as well. I need to come back and see the full picture of the card as its not showing on my IPad at the moment. Have a great Mother's Day.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, and choice of colour. An idea I will have to try.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone.

Sunday Hugs to all

Dorothy xx

yvonne masterman said...

Good morning Sue and everyone, Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there....Beautiful card Sue but must say its not my thing sorry. Yvonne xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Very dramatic card today. Happy Mothers day to you and everyone. Hugs Heather x

Vie Carter said...

a very dramatic but elegant card, love the use of the dies


Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card today.
Happy Mothers Day everyone. x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here, so beautiful Sue.
This will be my last comment for quite a while, as we´re going to the US now for 5 weeks, and I don´t get acces to much computer while we´re gone, so hope all will be just fine ehre while we´re gone.

JosieB said...

Very colourful and different card today. I like it!
Happy Mothers day to everyone bit chilly out but at least it's fine
so far.
Hope everyone has a good day!
love to all

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I do like the colours. Hope you are enjoying the cruise.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

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

Paula said...

Oh, I love it!n That card is all I could ask for, it's elegantly simple so even I could make it! :)

Paula x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the pink and black, very dramatic looking. Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers and hope you get spoilt.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the Lyra die.
Di B x

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
Sunny Sunday in the Yorkshire dales perfect for a Mother's Day trip out and this card today would make a lovely Mother's Day card for another time.
I have the Lyra die but had not thought about using it on the diagonal..that's why I love your blog Sue as you give us great ideas.
If you need any help eating all that chocolate Sandra I can let you have my address lol.
Love and hugs

Muriel Kelly said...

Outstanding card, love the colours too
Happy Mothers Day to all the mums today, I hope you are all very spoilt. We have to wait for the second Sunday in May.
Muriel x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful dramatic card, love the Lyra die it is on my wish list along with all the others I don't have!
Hugs and happy Mother's Day everyone

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ... Have a nice Mothering Sunday..x

Gail said...

Wow, very bright and I have to be honest it is not my favourite colour combo but love the card and it could be made in colours to suit xx GailT xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I like the design of the card but not the colours, they too bold for me.I am sure that it will look just as good in different colours.
Evis M.

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue, absolutely wonderful card. Love you creating the smaller die, hadn't thought of that before.
Colours are stunnning, full marks to you clever lady.
Hugs, Rose

June Horrocks said...

Happy Mother's Day sue love the card love that die hope you have a nice day love to all xxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Mothers Day everyone.
I like the layout of the card using my favourite Gemini Die, but I'm sorry Sue I'm not a fan of the colours. I will try it in more subtle tones!
Wheely, hope you're feeling a lot better today.
Angela, P. in Wales, Sandy H and Pam thank you for your kind words. I'm off to hospital later this afternoon and really not looking forward to it, just got to try to be upbeat for her. I also received news yesterday that my brother in law has broken his pelvis whilst tobogganing in Switzerland so I don't know when my sister and him will get back. He has to go back to hospital on Thursday to see if he gets the all clear to fly. As they say, it never rains but pours!!!
Love and hugs to all, Alison

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Simple yet dramatic card. I love the colours,sparkle and the angle of cutting. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Mother's Day all.

Best wishes

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love the dark sparkle from the ebony ice...very decadent indeed! The raspberry card is a beautiful colour - note to self, must et some! As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love the dark sparkle from the ebony ice...very decadent indeed! The raspberry card is a beautiful colour - note to self, must et some! As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
and all Mums on Mothering Sunday
This card is beautiful, bright and cheerful on this dull morning
carol x

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning card Sue. The raspberry looks fab with the black sparkle background.

Happy Mothering Sunday to the ladies in the UK. I was totally spoilt by youngest daughter, she bought me 3 sets of Sue's new dies. I'm having fun playing with them.
Annie P xx

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card, love the color combo.
Yvonne N.

pinky said...


Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love the style of today's card but the colour is a bit too much for me , I would like it in a paler colours . Sorry Sue hugs xxx

Hope everyone is having a great Mothering Sunday
Crafty hugs to all
Jean D xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy Mothering Sunday to you and all the other mums on here.
This card is certainly 'blingy' and makes a statement but although I like the layout I am afraid it just doesn't do it for me, sorry.

Alison - thinking of you and your aunt especially but also your brother-in-law.

Sandra - what a lovely family you have. Enjoy your chocolate and spending your money at AP.

CraftyJo said...

I really like that diagonal die, very effective.

Jean said...

Love the color!

Cathie Weary said...

Wow, this card is so different. Love the use of the die on the diagonal. Happy Mother's Day to all the Wilsonettes across the pond from me. Our Canadian Mother's Day isn't until May. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

IVY Cheong said...

Happy Mother's Day to all,

Love this card and the raspberry have these dies, will try to make it. Thank you.

Have a good day. Ivy L xx

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, can you use any glitter to achieve this look?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours and black sparkle on this card.
Beverley W

Marianne's Craftroom said...


barbara macaskill said...

A truly SPARKALISCIOUS card! LOVE the black sparkle so much!! TFS!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a dramatic card today, love the Lyra die on the slant. I have used it on the slant a couple of times and really like it.
Happy Mother's Day everyone

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue Happy Mothers Day. I have been trying to get the Lyra die but its seems to be out of stock.
Denise X

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, all things bright and beautiful is the way to describe this card, really lovely.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today, I love the raspberry colour and the bling. Hope everyone is enjoying their Mother's Day. Take care love Diane G xxx

terrie said...

I like the sparkly black with the raspberry..
Very nice card...
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The colour contrast is very dramatic! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.
Veronique L

DeCor said...

I think this is a kinda sexy looking card. Love the colour combinations and the clever way you used the dies.
Hope you all have had great Mothers Day.

DeCor said...

Hi again

Forgot to say that had a lovely Mothers Day present of the the New York dies. Just wanted to check the blog...lots of off to try out my new dies. Very excited to use them. Great way to spend a few hours of my day. Thank you for all your great ideas. Have a grand day all!

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I have been trying to do this for some time! What a lovely card - very simple but very striking! A good one for the post too.
Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone , particularly those who are struggling today .
Norah - my thoughts and prayers are with you , my friend!
Sheila and Nikki - a very hard day for you . Hope you manage to enjoy it a little bit.
Alison - Barbiepinkfairy - thinking of you too and your Mum and Aunt.
Sam - missing you - hope you too are ok .
Love to all,
Especially Sue and all friends at a certain coffee shop!
Love Myra xxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very nice, Sue. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Julie Elli said...

Oooh that's gorgeous Sue. The colour is really glam and the contrast is so striking😍. Big hug
Julie E

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
As soon as I saw this Sue, I thought "Wake me up before you go, go." It's so vibrant and cheerful. Lovely.
Hope you are still enjoying yourself.
Maureen xx

utilitygirl said...

Very elegant Sue, love the colours.

Glennis said...

Fabulous! My style of card!

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunning card using your die cut on the diagonal.

Snuffy Snoo said...

hi sue
Beautiful card.......adore the colours!!!!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

My usual Sunday smiles to you Sue and all that visit this amazing blog. I hope all mum's have enjoyed their day so far and to those that cant be with their mum's on this day, my thoughts go out to you xx
Certainly an eye opener of a card today, vibrant and beautiful. To anyone that has not used EBONY ICE yet, cover your work area, your carpets or flooring of choice, cuz when Sue says its static boy oh boy is it lol... Dont be fooled by its beauty, its out to get you lol and get you it WILL lol it will stick to your fingers, your clothes and anything else it has contact with, and remind you you've used it for days lol, I was still finding it in the pile of my cream carpet in my 'den' for days and days after (worth it though) also looks fab on the dog stamp noses or on shoe stamps etc.
Not had chance to blink all weekend, and more of the same most of the following week !!! Oh well, that's life.
Sending love n hugs to you all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & the black & Raspberry colours really work well together.
Love the Lyra die, so pretty.
Beautiful as always.

Hope your enjoying your holidays..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T

Susan Morgan said... the colours

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous Sue, love these colours and love the Lyra Die.xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Well this card is a bit different, and I like it very much. Can see this done in lots of different colours.
Gail Cx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card

Wendy from Scotland said...

Stunning and dramatic. love it.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Nice card and the ebony ice is much nicer in the flesh.

Jacquie said...

Another stunning card Sue, this is very Ohh La La French looking card, if there can ever be a 'French looking' card lol!

Beautiful design Sue.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Ho Sue,
What a fabulous card, fantastic colour and one of my favourite dies, what more could I ask for!
Just home after a lovely crafty weekend staying with a friend.Wish it could have lasted longer!
Lesley S x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Happy Mothers Day. What a lovely card today !! I love your Gemini Dies. Your Lyra die looks fab done at an angle !! I love the colours to. Bold colours and a bold design. A great card. I love the Union Square dies making yet another fab looking shape to house the sentiment in. The glitter looks great to, adding a touch of sophisticated bling to this lovely creation. I think this card would look great made in other colour combinations to. Thanks for sharing. Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Sending all the Wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love today from Tres. I hope everyone had a great Mothers Day x x x

Carole Z said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the colours and sparklehugs Carole Z X

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card and wonderful colours, hugs Johanna

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Striking Card Sue!

The colours are fab and I really like the layout.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

SHARICA said...

Fab Card .. xx

Adena said...

Lovely card Sue - a bit different to the norm. So striking!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes
Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day,I went to my sons had lovely cuddles with Harry now 9 months gone so quick,so every visit is special. I had so gorgeous flowers & chocolates,my daughter gave me a Joanna Sheen voucher,we saw her last Sunday & no 1 grandson he is 10.
Sue your card is gorgeous,using my favourite Lyra die,
Lovely rich colour card you've used.
Love & Hug's. Lynda Brock xx

Love & Hug's Sheila & Nikki my thoughts are with you both Lynda xx

Norah hope your ok hug's Lynda xx

Alison you & your Aunt are in my thoughts & prayers
Hug's to you both Lynda xx

Barbipinkfariry my thoughts & prayers are with you both hug's Lynda xx

Steph hope your treatment went well with your hospital stay & you had a good Mother's Day Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Myra,Maria,Sheila & Nikki,TOB Theresa,Hazel,Patricia.Saba Sam Pat S Mrs B,Chyle,WheelyBad,TIna E,Jean D,Norah,
Hug's Lynda xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love the Lyra die it is so elegant. This card really show it off at its best - love it.
Love Brenda xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Bold and stunning. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wow, was not expecting this! It's fantastic and the colours go so well together.This Lyra die has grown on me hugely and is now makes 6 on my "need it yesterday" list!

Love to mothers, mums and moms everywhere xxx

Steph, hope you are feeling good after your hospital

Alison, how kind you are to think of me when you have so much to worry about with your aunt and now your brother in law, many hugs you angel! My best wishes to your aunt and fingers crossed brother in law will be "fit to fly" soon as possible. Xxx

Hugs for Sheila and Nikki xxx

No Sam? Hope you're ok xxx

Mr W had respite yesterday in the pub watching rugby with his friends and a night out. My PA came and cooked tea, left at 7pm. Billy hopped up on the sofa and we cuddled watching the end of the football and next thing I knew it was 3am! Today was an unwanted rush to the opticians as I had got my new dark glasses out about 1pm as I had a headache, put them on to discover a gap letting in the dreaded light! All sorted by a clever young man at the opticians and it was then home for me to be tech support and set up the new printer I picked up a few weeks ago- NOT Mr W's area at all. We have an arrangement here, if it's made of brick, wood, requires hanging or requires a tin of paint more than 1litre he does it. If it has wires or its own memory I do it. Success (of course) was mine, sitting next to electricals and making them sing is pretty satisfying after all. I swapped texts with my mum, we'll do mothers day with my nanna at a later date. Evening spent with a heat mat on my neck having more cuddles with my Billy, who was clearly saying "happy mothers day" to me in his own furry way! Very warm and snuggly evening, like last night except I was awake this time!!! An easy day tomorrow after a busy Sunday. Hoping to stay caught up with you all this week too.

Many hugs and happy hours of craft to you all, extra hugs if they are needed always.

T x

Sandy H said...

Lovely design but the colour combination is not for me. The Lyra die looks gorgeous as always.
Take care everyone.

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Anouk said...

stunning colors

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card today, I really like the layout of this one as it is so different.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue And Everyone
It's another winner Well in my opinion any way
Love the contrast in the colours you have chosen they make a very striking card
Be well everyone
And take care
,Theresa x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I tend to stay away from bold Colours but now that i have seen this card of yours i have to say'WOW' I love it the colours are beautiful Sue
Must make a card with these colours
Take care
Hazel G XX