Sunday, 26 April 2015

You're So Special

Good Sunday morning all!  I decided to have a little play with my Lyra die here to see if I could use the swirly bits as holding hands for my sentiment strip.  I think it worked a treat!  I used the decorative insert without the cutting edges three times in the centre of a piece of coconut white card.  I flipped the centre one to add a bit of randomness to it.  I mounted this piece over another piece of coconut white card that I added a sticky self adhesive sheet to and glittered with Iced Snow.  I stamped my sentiment on to a piece of blush card using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it in white and used some Tattered Rose distress ink along the edge to highlight the white embossing a bit.  I added white dots along the edges top and bottom with a white gel pen.  I slide the sentiment in diagonally through a few of the swirly bits of the Lyra cut out.  I trimmed the edges straight on the sides and added a drop of glue to secure it.  I made a pretty Camellia flower out of white card and edges it with Tattered Rose before sugaring it with Iced Snow.  I tucked some Mosaic Leaves in around it and tied a bow out of pink Bakers Twine and added it as well.  I completed the card with a paper pierced edge, a thin blush mat and another wider white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

Now for the weekly comment game winners.  This week's winners are:

Granny Sue!!!
Pam B!!!
Serene Polly!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. April 22nd, the winners are:

Ginnie Rutter!!!
Edwina Scotney!!!
Sparrow!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x












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174 comments:

Pam said...

Happy Sunday Sue and everyone with a lovely card to start the day. I love it all, colours, die cutting and that Rose is superb.
Congrats to all winners.
Hugs to all.

Pam said...

Oops I meant Camelua, silly me

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A really "girly" card, love everything about it especially the camelia.
Congratulations to all the winners. Sue xxx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is what I call a really soft card today, all feminine and cuddly, love it. such a pretty way of using the dies.

Congrats to the winners, you lucky people.

Have a great Sunday even though it is raining hard today. Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the way you used the die as holding hands thank you tracyw congratulations to the winners

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue Thank you a very pretty card, Give my best wishes to your Mom on her 92nd Birthday tomorrow, I expect you are now with her. Have a good rest take care. Congratulations to all winners. Take care Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card and very feminine
Pat x



Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely. Its a must try! Happy Sunday all.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Now this might come as a shock to you but I love what you've done with the Lyra die lol. It's another fabulous card I'm always amazed how you come up with these fabulous ideas.
Wow! Your Mom is 92 give her an extra hug from me.
Hugs x
Heather T

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue,
I really like girlie cards & this is one. Well done to all the winners. Yvonne xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Really pretty. Must try using Lyra die like this.
Jan
Northampton

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

carol quinn said...

really pretty Sue, well done...I have to give this one a go!

Joan D said...

What an unusual way to use this die. You always come up with alternatives. Beautiful card xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a great way to use the lyra die, will give this a try with my other gemini die's just to see how they turn out. Another very pretty card with the holding hand's technique. Hope you had a great flight to your mom's ready for her big day tomorrow. Give her a big hug as i am sure she has missed you & you her. Have some fun times while you are there.
Congrat's to all this week's winner's. Enjoy your prize.
The sun is trying to shine this morning so i will keep my finger's crossed after the horrible day we had yesterday. Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW!! love it, I really like how you have got the swirls catching the banner ....... that's brilliant.
Great colours and fantastic design.
Safe journey home to see your Mom and celebrate with her ...... (((((Hugs))))) for both of you.
Patricia xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you and your mom Sue and to all Wilsonettes. Thanks for the touch of sun you have sent Sue, just a little warmer and all would be perfect for market today, wish me luck, someone has a new collection out soon and I need to try and catch up with the very first collection lol.
Pretty, girly and delicate and very clever. I do try to see my dies in a different light, but unlike yourself and our Izzy, my bulb is always blown, so thank you for showing me how.
Hope you have the most wonderful day today and make some 'pool time' and make lots of memories. Hoping any arrangements left for tomorrow all go smoothly.
Sending lots n lots of love to all our friends that are still unwell, hope you all feel better soon.
Have a good Sunday.
Lancashire Steph xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good Morning Sue and all,

Another day of clouds crying to come.
But a beautiful card to brighten us all up. Very delicate colours and love the dies holding the sentiment.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Lynne Mills said...

A truly superb girly card. Just love it. Hope you have a great visit with your mom Sue. Back to bed as can't shake this cold/cough. Lol lynne m x x x

Hubby in the doghouse as he decided it was a great idea to take poochies over to the park yesterday before he went off to watch football. It didn't occur to him that it had been raining on\off most of the night and the grass in the park hasn't been cut yet!!!. You guessed it the poochies came back looking like drowned disgustingly dirty rats. Hubby then had the complete nerve to say he didn't have time to bathe them or he would be late. I struggled to bathe both the wriggling worms whilst at the same time coughing and eyes watering. My eldest daughter luckily came in and helped finish them off so I could collapse on the settee. When hubby got home I asked him what in the world possessed him to take poochies over the park when he knew he was going out. His response " I would have wiped them off". Told him they were filthy how would wiping them off have worked all I got was shrugged shoulders. Men!!!!!!.

Lol and hugs to all my crafty buddies hope you have a good day. To those in pain or need sending you clean hugs from devious divas x x x

Julie Elli said...

Pretty card today Sue. Your flowers are stunning.big hug
Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Julie e

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, you never fail to amaze at the way you use the dies! Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your stay with your Mom and Happy Birthday to her. Love Jean xxx

Linda28 said...

Very pretty card today with the Blush card, love anything with the Lyra die:) Have a great time with your Mum, and wish her a very Happy Birthday. Enjoy. Linda.

Gail said...

Beautiful card and yet more inspirations from you. - thank you so much xx GailT xx

Aspiring crafter said...

A gorgeous card Sue, such a versatile die, love the colours.
Congrats to winners,
XxRuth

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Lovely card to start the day Sue . Congrats. to all winners. JJxx

Maria Illsley said...

A gorgeous card love everything about it xx

Rae Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card Sue. ...it's just amazing how clever your dies are.....anyone would think you planned it...!
Have a lovely time with your mum and have a well earned rest...!
Luv Rach :)

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue super card love these dies,sorry have not commented for a bit as computer playing up but hopefuly back now hugs linda and lily

hollyberry said...

A really beautiful card that is so elegant.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the soft colours and the use of the dies and camellia flower are stunning. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, very elegant, lovely soft colour way. Congrats to the comment game winners. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous I love this die and what you have done with it is pure genius. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Wish your mum a very Happy Birthday from everyone this side of the pond it only seems like yesterday she was 90.
Nancyd xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a lovely idea, love the soft colours too

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I always love the roses. Thank you.Xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card. Very feminine,pretty and stylish. The camellia is gorgeous. Lyra is such a beautiful die and so versatile - I really like how you've used it here. Have a great time with your mom. - you are so lucky to have her, treasure every moment with her.
Lynne, I'm sure mens' brains are wired differently to ours! They just don't appreciate all the work that goes into keeping a house clean and tidy especially when there are pets around too. You can guarantee that as soon as I get the kitchen floor clean, Dave will come in with muddy boots and when I moan he will just shrug his shoulders and say he's got to come in! Doesn't think to take boots off! Still, where would be be without them ( sane!) ?
Congratulations to the winners, love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card for a wedding, must but the die. Such a great use of the die.
Have a good visit back in Florida.
Didn't do any crafting yesterday as rain didn't come, oh well at least the garden is now weed free AGAIN. Lol
Zena x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card.
Loving the look of the up and coming new die they all look great:-)

Anne Crawford said...

Delicate , pretty and feminine what's not to love, clever use of the die and I love the camelia and subtle sparkle, perfect!
Have a wonderful time with your mom and her friends and hopefully a little time for yourself.
Love and hugs to all xo

Anne Crawford said...

Forgot to say Congratulations to all the winners!

Victoria Baxter said...

Hi Sue. I have thid gir and love whst you have done. Another card to copy. Thanks for your inspiration. X

Janice Wallace said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely, girly card today. Nice way to use this die too.
Enjoy your time with your Mom, and wish her a happy birthday tomorrow.
Tell her the best people are born in April, my birthday is today, so your Mom and I know best
Cheers
Janice W

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card I use this die all the time. love Jean Z xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue, i so like the position of the ribbon and your flower is superb.
Congrats to your winners.
Elaine H X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
Such a pretty card today with another look for the Gemini dies and the rose is so pretty
Congratulations to the winners and have a fabulous break with your mum Sue
Muriel x

auscrafts said...

Another stunning card

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card. Stunning. Very girlie.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card today Sue I love it

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Such a sweet card, soft and pink,gorgeous!
Lorna D

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you have used the dies. I will be having a go at this technique. It sounds like you are visiting your mum have a wonderful time. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs Jackie

karenlotty said...

Yay! I have Lyra I saw this card at Ally Pally and asked if I could take a photo of it because I love it but I did have to get the chap on the tills good side hee hee! Safe trip "home" Hope mum has a lovely birthday I know you'll make it a special memory to treasure Lots of love to you and family (that includes the Wilsonettes) x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning due and crafty crew
Stunning card. Love it so much I'm going to try recreate it for a colleagues moms birthday she's 81 I'm sure she'd love it too :-) xx

Janice K said...

Great to see another way to use the Lyra die and the Cameĺia flower is gorgeous. Congratulations to the winners.x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the swirl background xx hazel

Jan.moogie said...


Gorgeous card Sue and have got to try this one myself. x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is definitely worth the "play" time you spent on it...this design would attract lots of comments when standing on someone's mantelpiece...

Congrats to all the comment game winners...

Hope your Mum is keeping well and enjoys her birthday party tomorrow...

Izzy

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a clever design. Love how the diagonal draws your eye to the flower.
Superb!
Have a great day.
Ang x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A really gorgeous card love the way you have clasped the sentiment strip with the curly bits, stunning. This I must try.
Have a great time with your mum and hope her birthday goes with a bang.
Lydia
X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this card is so so beautiful, I love it. how do you keep coming up with all these ideas! Happy Birthday to your Mom, I hope she has an amazing day.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card. What a clever idea! I have the Lyra die and use it all the time. Have a lovely Sunday!
Anne O

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card, really delicate, very pretty. A real girly card. Great use of the dies, and the colours just right.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Wendy

Edwina Scotney said...

Really feminine card, the best bit is that I have all the dies, cannot wait to get mt arm out of plaster to have a play. What a lovelr surprize to see my name among the lucky winners, thank you once again Sue, Edwina

Lesley Thomas said...

I am incredibly frustrated, as I can't find my Lyra die! I spent over an hour looking for it yesterday - I'm hoping now that it will turn up when I'm not looking for it. The card is super, and I can't make it!

Glennis said...

Quite different but very pretty

Linda Graham said...

Love the colour of this card Sue,very pretty,lyra die so useful, thank you, Linda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so delicate and so pretty. I just love the camellia flowers and they look beautiful when they're sugared. Have a great time with your mum. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card. I love how the Lyra cut outs are "holding" the sentiment, what a great idea. I will be giving this one a go for sure : )
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners : ) Take care xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning the colours are so dainty especially the camellia
Hugs
Carol X

SHARICA said...

Congrats to all winners .. Fab card today sue .. xx

Mrs B said...

Hi again Sue. sorry but In forgot to say that I hope you have a good trouble free journey and arrive stress free ready for tomorrow : ) Take care xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card is beautiful very girlie love it have a great time with your mum enjoy the rest love to all June horrocks xxxxxx congrats to the winners xxxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Happy Sunday morning Sue and everyone
Such a lovely card the flower is divine
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I haven't read any comments today as trying to get out to Church and prepare lunch beforehand!
I really love today's card and I thought the pink band was a ribbon when I first looked at it! It is very effective and I love how you have used the Lyra Die . The rose is perfect too !
Thank you so much,
Love to all,
Myra xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Another very pretty card and I just love the soft colour you have used. Just lovely. I was also suprised and very pleased to see my name in your blog. Thank you so much, I will email my address. SueL x

Caroljsmith said...

Hi sue what a totally stunning card today . Just got to have a go at this one.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card..hope journey was calm!
Happy Birthday Janice! yes the best people are born in April!
Well done to the winners!
Take care
Love Marg

doreenj said...

I like that idea, will try it another day,



Doreen x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. The Lyra is my favourite. Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card and I love how you've used the Lyra die to hold the sentiment.
Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty delicate card today, love how he Lyra dies are holding the sentiment and that rose colour is really soft. Hope you have had a safe journey to see your mum and she has a wonderful birthday with the breakfast cafe gang and her family. Take time to relax now after your busy week and being so poorly and enjoy the time with your mum.
Take care
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the winners xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning SUe, hope you are having a good weekend. A very pretty card today. Great use of the dies. Kind regards Joanne K x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty.

Congrats to all the winners.

Sue-hope you have a brilliant time in Florida with your Mum. Not too long til we go again.

Michele

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love the Lyra die have used it a lot! Have a brilliant holiday with your Mum and family. Congrats to all the winners! love Junex (Cumbria)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. It looks so pretty and delicate. Such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue wow I love this one it's gorgeous and I will be having ago at this one. Take care Sue xx
Debs A xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Really gorgeous card today. Love the colours and the clever way the dies hold the sentiment. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing. Hugs Heather x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Really gorgeous card today. Love the colours and the clever way the dies hold the sentiment. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing. Hugs Heather x

Karen Drew said...

Another ingenious way to use the die. Love the look and the colours of the card
Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another stunner and totally feminine. Love the soft colours which set the die off to perfection. Absolutely beautiful. Congrats to the winners.

Janet Ally Pally said...

Beautiful card. Will try to make this one

Janet Ally Pally said...

Wishing your Mum a really happy birthday

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card . The colours are so delicate.
Regards,
Evis M.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love what you have done with the Lyra die, this is certainly one I will be having a go at, it is gorgeous.
Have a great trip to see your mom, and wish her a happy birthday from all of us here.
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Happy birthday Janice.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Hazel said...

Wow, oh, Wow. Sue I just love what you have done with those dies. Your card is elegant and stunning. Have a safe journey home and enjoy your time with your mum. Hazel x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So pretty, soft and delicate in the white with a touch of pink and glitter. I love it. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

karen halliday said...

What a lovely way to use this die. So pretty.

Happy healthy Sunday to all, congrats to the lucky winners.

Kaz x

Jill Berg said...

Such a soft dainty card

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is so delicate and pretty!!!! I totally love it.....just my sort of card!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

scofessex said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Ingenious.
Beverley W

Paula said...

Another beautiful card Sue, and one even I could make, especially as I have the die! :) Well done.

Paula x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow stunning card I love the Lyra die one of my favourite die's,I will defently give this a go. Your flower is beautiful.
Sue have a brilliant time with your Mom wishing her a very happy birthday Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the comments game winners

TOB Theresa your in my thoughts & prayers hope your ok missing you.xxxx

Hug's for Sheila & Nikki your both in my thoughts xxxxx

Sam S hope your feeling better your in my thoughts sending you Hug's xxxx

Hug's Sandra Margaret Maria Myra Maureen Saba Sam Sheila Steph TOB Theresa Wheelybad Brenda L Brenda ( Littlelamb) Karen Alison Cameeli Pat Mrs B Pam Jean D Norah & all Wilsonettes
Lynda xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beanutiful Card Sue!

I love everything, it's so pretty.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Vie Carter said...

A lovely card and very clever use of die

Vie
x

Jackie Meechan said...

A beautiful card. So feminine and very pretty.
Well done to the winners. Hope everyone is well and have a great day whatever they're doing.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card - would have never thought of using the Gemini dies that way. Good job you did and showed us how beautiful that is.
The flower, as ever, is exquisite.
Hugs, Rose

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, love the design.

Have a great day

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Laura O' Connor said...

great card Sue love the girly feel to this card ,Laura O

Jayne S said...

Very pretty card made with one of my favourite dies of your collection.

Joanna Dickson said...

Gorgeous card as always. Great idea.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the card today Sue, the way you have used the Lyra die is inspired, just shows what you can do when you just have a play......

A really lovely card!

Congratulations to all the winners.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

Joanna Dickson said...

Gorgeous card as always. Great idea.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely, Sue.

Meg said...

What a stunner Sue! Just when I think things can't get better you give us this.

Had a real fun day on Friday - went to local hospital for a scan and when we came back to the car it wouldn't start - lucky we were in the hospital car park 'cause we had loos food and drink nearby. Help came after hubby remembered we had break down insurance and he found card in his wallet with all details. Breakdown van came and just as hubby was describing what had happened and that we hadn't run out of fuel because he'd just filled it up....... have you guessed yet??? Hey ho he'd filled a diesel with unleaded!!! We got home safe after tow truck came for us. Boy was hubby looking sheepish. Thank goodness it wasn't me that had done that. You can all stop laughing now!!!

Love and hugs o all of you.

Meg
xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, fabulous ! Love the camelia flower with the mosaic leaves around! This card is so pretty!

Pam B said...

What a beautiful Card, I am always in awe of your creative talent Sue and what a wonderful day for me as I was one of the lucky winners - yay!! congratulations to all the other winners.
Happy Sunday to everyone

Hugs
Pam B

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I really like the diagonal placement of the sentiment.actually ther is nothing I dont love about the card. Congrats to all the lucky winners.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THAT WAS A NICE PLAY AND TURNED OUT BRILLIANTLY.
WELL DONE ALL YOU WINNERS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & friends,
So simple yet so effective, the uses for the Gemini dies goes on and on and on, I am looking forward to seeing the new ones, if there are any!
I am guessing you are still recovering from your amazing tv Marathon Sue, what a great response, hopefully the blog numbers will grow a little too, I know that interest in your cards on my pinterest had really grown since Wednesday which gad to be positive for you!
Congratulations to all of the lucky comment game winners!
Love and hugs to all of you,
Sandra xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty! xxx

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone!
Sweet card, nice way using the Lyra die and the Camelia looks real nice.
Hope your journey home goes ok and wish your Mamma a wonderful Birthday from us all.
Congratulations to all comment winners!
Happy Birthday Janice, (pop in for a drink tonight) lol
Lynne M, what was he thinking ? that's the problem men don't. Sure Tilly and Cully now are Beautiful and Clean again, cuddles to them.

Our missing friends, take care and do come back soon. You are very much missed by all.

To all Wisonette's and to my special friends ,have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Maria x

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, this is such a pretty card, very soft-focus and feminine. I really like the way the Lyra is holding onto the sentiment.
Congrats to all the winners, you lucky ladies.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, blessings - Deb C xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Dear Friend Sue
Magnificent Card As Always I Love Everything About This Stunning Card Thanks For Sharing,
My Dear Friend Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, Congratulations To All Comment Gift Winners Hugs To All In Coffee Shop.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, great idea too.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Joan from Newcastle upon Tyne said...

Sue I love your card today. I live in hope that one day I will win one of your cards. Congrats to the winners.
Regards
Joan

barbara macaskill said...

So pretty! Congratulations to the six lucky winners!! TFS!

craftynanna said...

Happy Sunday to you too Sue. A gorgeously beautiful card and i have all the parts to make this but i made a card friday with blush card so i will change the colour.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Have a good rest Sue.
hugs to all Johanna

Jane said...

Hi Sue, A very pretty and feminine card ,great how you used the Lyra die ,it's my favourite one too! Have a lovely time with your mother and my best wishes on her 92 nd birthday!Enjoy your stay Sue as you certainly deserve it. Big hugs Jane.B.

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue, very inventive way to use the Lyra die, I love the prettiness of this card. Congrats to all of this week's winners.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very feminine card and I love the leaves and the frosted camellia. Wishing you safe travels and a Happy Birthday to your mom.

Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Lynne M - I think it was just as well that you bathed the pesky poochies, your hubby's idea of 'wiping them off' would probably have been to use your best, clean and white towels lol.
Frances

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely feminine card today, especially beautiful flower. Am always amazed how you use the same dies to create so many different beautiful flowers. Congratulations to all the winners. x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty & feminine card, beautiful soft blush colours & love the Lyra die as it is so versatile as you have shown on so many occasions.

Stunning card...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Susan White said...

This is such a clever card Sue - how do you come up with such ideas? Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, and congrats to all of today's lucky winners, Susan x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Please wish your Mom a Very Happy Birthday, having you there will make it a very special Birthday LOLA

Congratulations to all of today's winners - enjoy your prize.

Todays card is beautiful, I LOVE the Lyra die and love how you have used it here, and the soft pink tone is gorgeous.
Hope you have a lovely trip, try to relax and enjoy the time with family and friends.
Lots of love , Brenda xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the way you have used the little "hands" to hold the sentiment. So cute! The card is completely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Birthday wishes to your mum .
Hugs.
Congratulations to all the winners.

redfox said...

I'm so pleased that I have this die, it's so useful and you keep giving us wonderful ideas for using it. There are more than a few of the "new" range being released that i've got my eye on too. Good job I get paid soon!! Have a really wonderful trip, lots of love to everyone, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and all the wilsonettes x beautiful card again I'm so glad I bought this die you really do show the versatility in all your dies x congratulations to all the winners x
Theresa w x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue. You never fail to amaze us with your fresh ideas for using the dies. I thought you had used ribbon for the diaganal piece until I read the instructions. Congatulations to all the weekly comment winners. Margaret xxx

CraftyJo said...

Such an interesting card, full of lovely details (as always!).

Dawn Holben said...

You always manage to come with beautiful ideas. This card is beautiful and I love it.
I thought you had used ribbon too for the diagonal bit.
This card looks fantastic and definately has the wow factor.

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. What a lovely card - the delicate colour and that gorgeous flower just give the clever dies a real lift. So pretty. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

liz spooner said...

Beautiful Sue, you come up with such fantastic designs. xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Pretty, delicate card. Love that flower so sparkly and gorgeous! Xxx

IVY Cheong said...

I love the simplicity but yet classiness of the card. Definitely my style. Thank you. Ivy L xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have the Lyra die so will give it a try. Enjoy your stay with your mum

Theresa Pace said...

this is totally cool. what an ingenious way of using the die! hugs xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
What a gorgeous card, I love the technique.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a safe journey home and enjoy yourself with mam.
Love Maureen xx

nannapat said...

Love the way you have used the die Sue and the colours are so delicate. Pat x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

What an absolutely stunning card, and your flower is gorgeous.

Congratulations to all the winners

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Theresa said...

Hi Sue And everyone
Another very inventive use of your dies Sue and a beautiful card you have made too love the way you have turned the middle die and it's genius the strip across the middle held by the dies a brilliant idea
Well done all the winners you lucky things
Take Care everyone
Theresa xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !! What a beautiful card today !! The colour combo of blush and coconut white card is so soft and dreamy looking. I love the Lyra Die, and what you have done with it on this card is just GENIOUS !! It is so different but so lovely with parts of the die "holding" on to the sentiment !! A very clever idea !! I love the glitter background showing through the die cut areas and the sentiment, and your Camelia Flower Die is gorgeous Sue !! A truly beautiful WOW card. Thanks for sharing. Sending you lots of love and Best Wishes today Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky comment game winners. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending all the Wilsonettes lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love, love this card - sooo pretty. Thank you.

Congrats to all the winners - lucky ladies.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Ann said...

Lovely card Sue very pretty lovin the little flower.

Congrats to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Saba said...

Good evening Suel
Such a pretty card today.
Sorry I havent been commenting more fully the last few weeks, I have been so busy visiting family whilst home in the UK. One more week left and then I shall be back "home" in Germany and will have more time to read all the comments.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Love and hugs
Saba xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, Sue, sugar and spice. Love it!!
Sorry late, hectic day. Will read comments tomorrow.

'P' in Wales

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Loved the card!
Gail Cx

Virginia Davey said...

Really unusual card very pretty thou.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love how you have used the Lyra die.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

melody said...

Hi sue, lovey card as always, love the soft colours so pretty. I brought the leaves die today with the splendid swirl die. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simplicity of this card and yet so elegant.
Thank you.

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue with such a gorgeous Camellia flower.
Enjoy your time with your mum. Looking forward to the new collection launches on your return :-)

Congratulations to all the lucky winners and to Nanna Tina on winning Wednesday's card 😊

Lynne M, hope your cold is better soon and dastardly divas are giving their mum lots of love. Hubby needs shooting Lol 😂!!!! Xx
Hugs to you and to everyone who's unwell ((( )))

Congratulations Mrs Duck, hubby did well to email in and win card on Ideal World Weds afternoon 😊

Best Wishes everyone,

Angela in Dubai Xx

Sandy H said...

This is such a pretty card. Beautiful delicate colours and you've come up with yet another way to use the Lyra die.
Hope you have a great time with your Mum, Sue.
Janice, hope you had a very happy birthday.
Congratulations to all the comment game winners.
Take care everyone.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, you are so very clever with your dies. The banner looks wonderfully sweet treaded through the scrolls of the die cut. The overall card is so delicate and lovely in the soft colors you used. I like the bling peeking out from the underlayer.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this lovely feminine card and the flower is great. Love all your work.
Di B. x

Desiree P said...

What a gorgeous card Sue. Simple but stunning in my favourite colours.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous so pretty will have to give this one a try . Sue you are so talented thank you for your inspiration yvonne b xx

Jean said...

So beautiful!

Sue said...

This card is so special. Love how soft and delicate it is. The flower is gorgeous, and I probably would not think to put bakers twine on such an elegant card, but it looks fabulous. Love how you used the dies too.

Jayem said...

That's gorgeous Sue. I have purchased this set of dies so looking for different ideas on using them.

I don't make my cards as big as yours so this tests my inventiveness a little more!

Andrea Sykes said...

Hi Sue,

These Gemini dies are truly exciting dies and an amazing concept.

I have to admit, this particular one is my favourite. Just stunning!

Andrea x

America said...

What a wonderful idea to use this beautiful border die for a lovely background! Super Stunning Look!

Helen Terry said...

Lovely card so delicate
love Helen Terry xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful colours dies and card
Take care
Hazel G XX