Monday, 11 May 2015

Best Wishes

Hello my crafty friends!  I had planned on demonstrating this card back in Feb. but the ivy sold out before I was able to get to it.  It is a very easy card to do but it does  have a trick to making the frame for it.  I started by cutting the inside frame out of milk card using the die from the Herald Square set and placing it in the centre of a piece of milk card that was about an inch larger all the way around.  The die will give you the aperture for the first part of the frame.  To add the black frame, use the Union Square die, which is slightly smaller in size.  I cut the black card so that it was slightly larger than my first frame so I have an inside lip of black card and a small outside lip as well.  I glued them together and added mounting foam to the back of it.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card, then e,bossed it with the Wild Roses embossing folder.  I used some Enchanted Gold gilding wax on it to highlight the design.  Next I cut a bunch of the Trailing ivy die and attached them so they look like they are growing out of the frame around the sentiment.  I completed the card with a milk mat that was pierced, then a thin black mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Pam said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely card to start the day. I love the look of this one.
Hope everyone is well.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card very elegant

A Happercrafter6 said...

The ivy looks lovely trailing around.
Jan
Northampton

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the ivy die. This card would be so good for so many ocassions. Its a must try!

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card as always Sue and a great start to a very dull day.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card to start the week, I could see this as a sympathy card as well. Yvonne xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another masterpiece. That frame is a brilliant idea, the black edge just makes it. A beautiful card. Hazel x

Clai01 said...

Think the card has a bit of a Christmas feel to it also (if I dare say that C word) must just be the colours, and of course it's super lovely! x
(perhaps it was more white or glittery)

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
Well My Friend I Just Love Today's "Stunning Card"
In The Milk With The Hint Of The Black Showing Through I'm Going To Have To Try This As Luckily I Have The Dies You've Used Today, I Also Love The Rose Embossing Folder It's A Truly "Beautiful Card"
Thank You So Much For Sharing Sue.
Take Care My Dear Friend
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, Take Care All

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card thank you tracyw

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card thank you. Take care Kitty.

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card today Sue, the embossing folder goes a treat with the Ivy, love it! Hugs to all, Linda.

Lorraine's blog said...

beautiful card love the white on white effect

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely, light and elegant card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This card is simply stunning. The milk colour with just a hint of black make's it look like a very elegant sympathy card. That's just my opinion lol. Will try to make this one for my stash box. Thank's for another great start to the week.
Take care everyone on this horrible rainy day AGAIN.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

carol quinn said...

Really pretty card, Sue

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. The Ivy die is fabulous, it goes with everything as well as being wonderful on its own. Love the simplicity of colour in this card and thanks for the tip on the framing. Sue xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue and all that visit today. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day with mom yesterday, I bet you really spoil her and why not : )

WHAT was that you said CLAi01 ? The C word already !!! 100 lines please of the following - I will spend all day crafting only using the ivy die.

Although its a simple card you have shown us this cold dull Monday morning, it has elegance to it. I love the way you have taken the ivy over towards the frame, it just goes to show that even using just 2 sets of dies, you can make a stunning card for those that dont like too many flower's bows and fuss in a card. The ivy die has so many uses. Ive just done a card for a chap who works on dis-used railway bridges and tunnels and I aged my ivy with ink and made it look like it was growing over a brick bridge and tunnel ! Its crazy what some people ask for !!! Lol.
With that I will wish you a warm happy day Sue and to all that pop in today, it would be lovely if you joined us tomorrow and said a quick Hi.
To our poorly friends I hope you are feeling a little better soon. Miss you TOB xx

Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love the ivy and the splashes of colour on this card. Fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, do love the Ivy Die which is in my collection. Love Jean xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the way you've been able to create a frame using different sets of dies (clever bit of designing there). In fact I love how ALL your dies work together it gives us such versatility. The ivy die is so useful and a 'must have' die. Today's card is gorgeous and I like the sound of your card Steph.
Hugs x
Heather T

Linda Graham said...

Really like the `frame look` on cards Sue, I have the ivy die it is very useful, thank you, Linda x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card, the trailing ivy is a personal favourite, I will be trying this one later.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

TDQ Karen said...

What a classy card. Love the stylish frame and the beautiful ivy, it's just great

Rae Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card Sue...simply stunning...!
Luv Rach :)

Rae Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card Sue...simply stunning...!
Luv Rach :)

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card this morning. I really like the idea. Especially the ivy growing out of the frame. Very clever. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card this morning. I really like the idea. Especially the ivy growing out of the frame. Very clever. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, a very pretty card, I love the effect you've created of the ivy leaves spilling out of the aperture, beautiful.x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Another beautiful card. It is deceiving - it looks quite complicated but sounds simple.

Love
Roz.x

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, that is a brilliant idea about cutting the frame, would never have thought about doing that. The card is very simple and pretty.
Hope you are taking it a little easier after the spring launch.
ElizabethS x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. The ivy die has made a elegant card. (another for my wish list) JJxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, love the look of this card, very classy. The trailing ivy die is one of my favourites and used a lot. Have a great day. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous what a stunning card and the all milk is so classy.
Nancyd xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, another beautiful card today. Love the way you have cut the frames.
Dentist this morning so that will be my crafting money gone for this month( they are so expensive think they should be on the national health!!! )
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A very elegant card. I love this ivy die and the frame looks so good with just the hint of black showing.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design. I have the ivy dies and I use them a lot they are so versatile. I was very lucky and got the ivy border, corner, tag set for my birthday on Saturday. I can't wait to have a play. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is simply stunning and beautiful. I always like white on white. The trailing ivy is such a useful die and I love how the ivy looks as though it is growing out of the frame. I do think it could be used for many occasions and agree with others that it would make a lovely sympathy card ( I think they must be on my mind at the moment) . Love and hugs to all on this miserable day, Alison xxx

Suejimbel said...

I really do love this card Sue. I'm a fan of white on white, but with texture for interest and this ticks all the boxes! Thanks for sharing x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, a "little work of art" I just love the effect you have created. The black round the edge of the frame makes very thing POP!!
Have a great day
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Morning Sue, love the card, I've had a go at a frame got there eventually lol.you make it look so easy!!! Sun shining here, have a great day see you tomorrow. Loopy Lynda xxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A very nice and elegant card to start of the week ,love the ivy trailing out from the frame.Take care Jane B.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & friends,
Stunning card Sue, I love the all white cards, the hint of black adds class!
Going to keep this short as I feel like I have been run over by a train today! I ache from head to toe and I have such a sore throat!
I hope you all have a great day,
Hugs
Sandra xxxxx

Joan D said...

What a beautiful card. Looks like a picture frame,with a beautiful border .xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
This is so pretty, you could hang it on a wall as a picture. I just love your ideas and wish I had a tenth of your imagination. Beautiful.
love Jan x x

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a gorgeous stunning card today and does this mean the ivy die is back in stock? Yeah I must go and look. Could see this card adapted for many occasions, happy as well as sad but also good for a gents card too. Take care. Love Diane G xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, this card is beautiful, love everything about it!
XxxRuth

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card-one to try for the festive season (as we're not allowed to mention Christmas!).

Michele

Anne Crawford said...

Love the idea of this card and it would make a fabulous special photo frame,
In a hurry this morning as it is craft day at Torridon.
Love and hugs to all xo

Di said...

Hi Sue.
What a beautiful card, i really love it, I'm partial to all white cards, the ivy is lovely.
Di B x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow gorgeous stunning and so so you Sue, love today's card. Thanks for sharing. Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really beautiful card again and I love the way you have used the dies to make your borders, such a clever idea. Thank you once again for your great ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Good card this morning!
Lorna D

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue

I love white/white and always will but I'm now quite sure of your format today. Perhaps it's because I'm not used to seeing just leaves and nothing with them.
Don't get me wrong I love your Ivy die and it's so so useful around the end of the year or even as a finishing touch with flowers/bows etc.

Sorry Sue I'll keep looking at it and pehaps it will grow on me.

Some blue sky at the moment but it's still quite chilly. Fingers crossed it will warm up later.

Hope you all had a really good week-end and are now ready for the week. To all in pain and suffering today I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very nice and I love to use an inner lip on some of my aperture cards as it adds another bit of dimension.
Have a great day.
Ang x

nattyboots said...

Fantastic embossing and placing of the ivy, a really lovely card Sue .
Elaine H X

hettygarlick said...

I would never have thought of doing the sentiment like that. You're so good at new ideas Sue! Lovely card, yet again.

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue, two of my favourite things - ivy and frames, plus the mono look too. Delightful!
Steph - what a great card and definitely a one-off!! Thanks, given me an idea for a steam railway pal.

'P' in Wales

Izzy said...

Love the organic feel to this one Sue with the ivy rambling around the sentiment and out of the frame...might have a go myself!...lol

Izzy

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I do love the white with a hint of black and the ivy die is one of my favourites.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant card. The black around the aperture really gives depth to the design. Lovely.
Thanks
Heather

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the look of this card with the ivy cascading out of the frame.
The double frame is very effective.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Kate's Cards said...

Pretty card and the colour possibilities are end less. xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What an amazing card just right for my birthday today lol,its so pretty i love it
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I love the ivy. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today, love the way you have made the black and white frame, so simple to do but very effective!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Caroljsmith said...

Wow sue my favorite white on white what a stunning a stunner.

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card and you have show us another way of how to use the ivy die. I just love that die. I haven't got the New York dies but looks like they are going on my ever growing list.

I used the new Classic fold over flower die for the first time last night using foundation card and it has turned out lovely. Actually I made 3 in the end and even 'sugared' them with diamond sprinkles. They look good even if I do say so myself.
Thanks again for all your inspiration
Have a great time in FL
Maggie in Solihull

Anonymous said...

One word 'stunning' XXX Thankyou for sharing sue xxlove yvonne xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant card - love it
Hugs
Carol x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
This die is lovely, like the white on white ivy. x

iReneM said...

A lovely card, Sue.
Just three dies and one EF! so very effective.

x

Yorks butterfly said...

Good Morning Sue, another great card, I have this die and have found it to be one of my 'go to' dies and this card shows it off so well. Thank you
Wendyx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A stunner, love white on white and the tiny black border makes it pop. Lovely your ivy die too, so useful.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a lovely card and very clean looking. love Jean Z xx

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, love this one

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this card and the simple cuts edged with Black is so effective!
The Ivy is so pretty on that Rose background too!
Lovely card Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card. Thank you for the tip aout the frame : )This is another one suitable for the men I think. The Trailing ivy die is one of my "go to" dies, I use it on so many cards.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow love this

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card! I have and love the Ivy die. I will be giving this a go.
Gail Cx

TOB said...

Just gorgeous. Love that trailing Ivy.
Hugs Theresa xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this elegant card. I have the ivy die so I will certainly give the card a try.
Regards,
Evis M.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Simply classy. SueL x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a very pretty card today and another of my favourites...the ivy die.
Hugs to everyone who needs them.

Love Sheila xx

Micky French said...

stunning, I love it
Hugs michelle xxxx

pinky said...

Love the ivy, definitely a die I will be looking out for Sue. Gorgeous card.

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Deb Curtis said...

Good morning Sue and all, don't fret about the rain, it's going to clear up.
Sue this card is gorgeous, I love the frame and the black accents and the ivy looks like it really is growing out of the card, a great one for men too.

Sandra, take it easy today, I hope you feel better soon.

Blessings all - Deb C xx

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue, as always.

I would to compliment you on your dies and your Team attended a Demo with Julia in Leeds on Saturday - what a fabulous day I had and what a talented, clever, lovely lady she is. What a brilliant Team you have.

Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, sunny Cornwall today.Lovely card, another great layout to try when I return home tomorrow.x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Simply gorgeous!
Doreen

Jacquie said...

WOW! Sue, this is stunning, love it, can I pinch your idea please lol!?

Have a great day

Love & hugs

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

rolfi said...

Good morning, Sue,
a beautiful card...
I would call it an ivy explosion.
Rolf xxx

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue this card is so beautiful love it I will have to get the die for this one thank you sue love always hope you mum is having s lovely time xxxxxx

Jayne S said...

Wow this card is lovely and just what i need as i have this die. Thanks for the inspiration.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card I love how you have done the ivy it is out standing. Take care Sue cxc

Debs A. Xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. Monochrome is always a winner, I fell in love with the Ivy die when you did a card similar to this, the Ivy was trailing from a striplet aperture. I was fortunate to get the die. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Paula said...

A very unusual card Sue, so different to anything I've seen before! But then, it was made by Sue Wilson! :) Thank you for all the inspiration you give us, I for one am so grateful.

Paula x
(WelshPaula)

SueJ said...

Really elegant Sue.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is elegantly gorgeous.
Love to all
Maureen xx

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful, elegant card Sue. I love the ivy die, one of my favourites. Thank you.Xx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, love everything about today's card. The trailing ivy die would be great for home deco such as trailing around a photo/picture frame as well as making such lovely cards as this. Hugs xx Pauline A11707

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
What a delightful card I love the ivy die set not sure I could do all that matting and layering though.
It does look so effective
Hope every one is well and if not get well soon
Have a great day
Love Theresa G

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

A nice calm card today. Love the idea for the aperture and the ivy die is lovely.

Love Helen xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Love the little bit of black in the borders and the ivy spilling over is so pretty
great card
Muriel x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, do not have this die, but my sis does, think we will get together and try this card out on our next craft night.
Ginnie x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the ivy die and how you've used it in this design, really lovely
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Mac Mable said...

This ivy die is just fabulous x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The white with a hint of black is very elegant. I love the rose embossed background.

Tracey Short said...

Such a beautiful card - so elegant. The ivy die is not in my crafty stash but the more I see cards made with it the more I need it.

Love and hugs xxx
Tracey

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the ivy die so very usefull.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good Morning Sue,

I am still flying high after receiving a message from you yesterday(thanks for the birthday wishes!), I think I might frame it!:-)
Another stunning card for today, in the past I would use bold colours as standard, but your use of elegant creams has totally converted me to the simple elegance of an understated card. I love glitter and gilding flakes as much as the next man , but this gem gets my vote.
The Spanish and the New York collections are the only sets missing from my collection and it is clear that I will have to remedy this pronto.
Hope Florida 's weather is kinder than Stirlingshires today.

Crafty hugs,

Laine1972

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card, so different from others I've seen.
Zena. Xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, I love, love, love this card. So simple yet elegant too. The perfect way to start the week. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, stunning use of the Ivy die (which I am lucky enough to have and use lots) and I love the way you have it coming out of the frame - almost organic. I'm trying to visualise it in a coffee/cream or chocolate/milk combo. I will try and have a play later but this is definitely one for my inspiration folder.
Frances

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
This is gorgeous Sue with the trailing ivy doing just that, trailing all over the card and frame. Your ivy die was a must as it is so realistic in making the ivy and can be put in all sorts of directions because of the style in which you made it and designed it. There is just enough black in the card to pop the details on it. Thank you Sue for just a beautiful WOW that would look perfect for man or woman and for a number of occasions.
Well it is not so nice looking up here at my Ochil hills as the dark grey of the sky is stretching across them from the west to the east getting slowly lighter as it makes it's way across them. It was so nice Saturday but we're back to the rain which will wash the hills faces and the grass shine through as a rich green again. I have just finished making a tiny pompom tammie for baby Harry coming out of the hospital and i just hope that the pompom is not bigger than his head with the size of it. It's quite funny as Kirsten has always thought big pompom's silly but she wants it as big as i can make it. I have showed her that if it is bigger than the hat then it just looks silly but i have made it the diameter of the hat so that it is still big but at least kept within the boundaries of his head, poor wee mite. Kirsten has discovered after getting all the stuff from my house that she has may be went a bit OTT in the shops with clothes for him. I hope he comes out with more than one body as he is going to need it to wear all the clothes that teeny has bought for him that she thinks is "cute". The only thing worse would be if he had been a girl, the wardrobe and all the drawers would have been filled as she thinks she has been restrained. Some how Kirstens' restrained and ours is a whole lot different. Rory is starting to ask when the "kid" will be big enough so that he can play with him on the xbox. I told him that could take a wee while to get that far but he can play with him making up his imaginary places and vehicles out of boxes as long as he can sit up first.
Well i will go and leave you all but before i go i hope that all of the winners of the comment game enjoy their prize when it arrives.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Anonymous said...

What a stunner, Sue! Love yesterday's card as well, so busy yesterday I had no time to even switch my PC on. Must try these two because I have everything on the needs lists, as well as loving them so much! Love to all, Judy M

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
I love your double aperture frame, thank you for explaining how you achieved it.
Unusually and Sorry to say though this card doesn't really appeal to me. I can see how it could be quite good as a sympathy card though.

Love and hugs
Saba xxxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue well what's left of it.
Another gorgeous card.
I love the new York collection. Got to be a favourite.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue well what's left of it.
Another gorgeous card.
I love the new York collection. Got to be a favourite.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Hmm - I'm not sure about this one for me! I love the Ivy die and I love the composition of the card but it's just too white for me! I think it would be nice for Christmas with some colour added - even subtly . Sorry !
Have a great day everyone. Sorry will try to read comments later as in a bit of a rush now!
Love Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and the lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue its really pretty . My mother in law would love this card she loves ivy and it would make a beautiful winter birthday cart for her x
Theresa w xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fantastic white on white card with just a hint of black to set it off - looks stunning.
Lorraine

Susan White said...

Simple and understated elegance! Susan x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT AN ELEGANT CARD. THANK GOODNESS I GOT THE IVY. HAVE TO HAVE A GO AT THIS ONE. LIKE THE WAY THE IVY GROWS OUT OF THE CARD. GREAT FUN. LOVE THAT EMBOSSING FOLDER TOO.
GRAND JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A smashing card today, a must try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Beautiful Sue, just beautiful. Love the hint of black and the gold wax. Ooooo it's magnifique!!! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your family and all Wilsonettes who are need today. take care xx "Thank you Sue" xx Love Karen xx

Littlelamb said...

Very elegant card Sue. I like it. As some have said it would make a good Sympathy card. I struggle with those and have made too many lately but it would be good for a lot if other occasions. thank you.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning in white! The ivy is one of my favourite dies so useful!

Love it!

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,
I love the cream and black monochrome effect on this card, very elegant. I have the ivy die and find it so versatile. Wil have to try a similar version of this card though it won't look anything as good as yours! Lol

Hope you feel better soon, Sandra.

Pat xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card!! I have the ivy dies and use them ALOT!! They are so useful!
Love
Sam
xxxx

redfox said...

Afternoon all, Another lovely card, I really like the ivy die it's so uesful. Lots of love to everyone Sarah

Joan said...

Hello Sue
Love this card today. The Herald and Union square dies are next on my (Have to get list)
The Ivy die is another on my wish list as it could be used when making Christmas Cards.
Best wishes
Joan from Newcastle

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and very Elegant card
Take care
Hazel G XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card - I'm sure it's the use of gilding wax to bring out the embossing in the background that does it for me. I like your instructions about the frame as well - thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Very pretty card as always xx

Barbara said...

Really gorgeous card Sue!
The ivy die is beautiful and so very useful.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Do you know , I would like to get one of those box type frames and then add some flowers to the card and frame it to use as a picture - perhaps with a photo in the centre. Lots of ideas just need lots of time to try them.

Love to everyone.
Meg
xxxx

Jean said...

Amazing card!

Lorena H. said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Shari M said...

Gorgeous. Love the black and white.

terrie said...

This card is gorgeous using the ivy die...
It turned out really nice.
Well done Sue

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Union Square is the only one out of the NY collection (and the background) but I'll definitely be adding it to my collection The pop of black on each "lip" really adds to it too

SHARICA said...

Ooh this is so pretty xx

CraftyJo said...

A lovely card again Sue, sounds very complicated but I guess if you've got all the dies mentioned it makes sense ;)

Roisin said...

I absolutely love the ivy die Sue, but it continues to sell out!!

Mary Lynn Cox said...

This card is spectacular! The ivy is beautiful and I love the monochromatic color. Just awesome

June Reynolds said...

Afternoon Sue, Beautiful card, thanks for sharing! love Junex (Cumbria)

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, I love the frame and the way the ivy looks as though it is growing out of it.
Absolutely fab and I love it

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue

I really like this card especially white on white, this card could be used for so many occasions

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue, love the trailing ivy die and I do have this one, it's great.

Good composition.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

IVY Cheong said...

This card is simply stunning. Ordering the Trailing Ivy dies now :-) take care, Ivy xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah - fame01 - hope it's a good one.
Norah - you had me laughing out loud today - a really good giggle about a baby with more than one body and a huge pompom to boot!! Priceless. Thanks.

'P' in Wales

Wendy from Scotland said...

e, I adore this card, love black and white and its so fresh looking
Wendy xx

Pat S Witney said...

HinSue
A lovely card today. The black round the frame really makes it pop. I have these dies, they are my second favourite, behind the noble dies.

barbara macaskill said...

What a magical card! It really looks as if the ivy is growing right out of the paper!! Very awesome effect!! I think I am in love!!! TFS!

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

I love this card. I must try a similar one as I have the ivy die.

June x

Brooke Bont said...

I love this card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Fabulous offering today using one of my favourite and most used dies. Love the simplicity of colours and overall effect. Just wonderfully elegant.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
This card is lovely just needed a bit more colour for me ,sorry Sue.

Hope everyone have had a nice day,
sorry Norah but we have nice sunshine in Bucks. Love to see your little makes for baby Harry !

Hugs all around,
Maria x

Susan Dunn said...

LOVE the card today Sue. The ivy die is so useful. Bye for now Susan.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love your white cards and the added black layers give it a bit of a punch. I liked the way you made the frame, that's something I really want to try out and the ivy popping right out of the frame gives the card extra dimension...I really need that ivy die lol! As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

doreenmj said...



Love the idea of the ivy popping out of the frame, another to try!!




Doreen x

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue. x

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and elegant. Could see this as a sympathy card. Such a beautiful sunny day here, such a shame I had to spend it at work!
CaroleB xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A very clever card with the Ivy spilling out of the lovely frame you've made,stunning.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I must try this one.I think it would make a good sympathy card too.
Denise X

Laura O' Connor said...

great card love the ivy ,Laura O

Txcowgirl said...

So very pretty on this blessed morning. Love the black and white, it's so elegant.
On Sat. we were finishing up our monthly scrapbooking crop at the church when the severe weather rolled in. We left early but several of our group had to hide out in the bathroom for several hours as there was tornado warnings. This time the storms passed without damage. The next day on Mother's Day, late in the day the storms returned with a vengeance. Thankfully we were spared, but just north of us in the next little community, a tornado touched down and several people died, and there were many injuries. It is such a reminder to be thankful to God for every minute.
God bless.

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue i also love the milk/black combo, its really lovely. hugs to all Johanna

Karen Drew said...

Wow. I love this one. I use the ivy die quite a lot
Luv
Karen xx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous simple and stunning, thanks Sue. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
ooooooooo! I love this superb creation.
What a wonderful design as always.
Your ivy die is wonderful, and I can see another purchase on the horizon. lol.
Oh my poor hubby is not going to be pleased.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Theresa Pace said...

looks lovely with all that trailing ivy, it's almost alive if that makes sense, hugs xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card you could put this on the wall as it looks just like a framed picture. Gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi I'm back xxx

Gail said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning, love it xx GailT xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Finally able to post again following a computer crash of epic proportions.
Lovely card Sue with the wonderful trailing ivy.
love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

nannapat said...

This is lovely Sue. I can imagine it done with your gorgeous holly sprays and a Christmas sentiment. Pat x

Virginia Davey said...

Love it

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning card and I have the trailing Ivy and some of the NY dies, so I could do my take on your beautiful card. I feel I am repeating myself but I just love your White on White cards. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Sending love and hugs, Brenda xxx

melody said...

Hi Sue, really nice card today love the way it looks with a little bit of black an I love the ivy die. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a beautiful card today. I love the way the ivy trails outside the frame, Beautiful!

Sorry ladies, it has been a beautiful sunny day here in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Still chilly when the sun goes behind the clouds, but lovely when it shows it's face again.

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Clean, simple, stunning. Ivy is my favourite die, I use it on loads of things- not just cards!

Just saw Txcowgirl's post, such an awful thing to happen. She's right too, there's a lot to be thankful for and you have to make the most of life. I hope the communities affected are able to recover as soon as possible.

Sandra, I hope you feel better soon, get well hugs x Alison (Alimecca) Still thinking of you, extra special hugs for as long as you need them x Norah, sure Harrys wee hat will look lovely, however large the pom pom is!!!

Please forgive such a brief post, very little energy! Hugs to every, single one of you. Hoping for good things for you all and extra hugs if you need them.

T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue a lovely card and I love the ivy but I do have problems with mine. No matter how many times I run itthrough myGC and I've tried using a shim but I always have to resort to my craft knife. Any top tips please? Jean Toft ' a visitor from Oldham '

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Bit late coming on here tonight.
Beautiful card, and it could be used for so many different occasions. I have a sympathy card to do, so I am going to do this card, with one little added butterfly.

Thanks for the idea and sharing.

Goodnight.... everyone...

Dorothy Macdonald

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Have got this die and I really love it. Sooooo useful. Gorgeous card too.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Simply Beautiful; and with rhythm too.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue, and Wilsonettes, this card isn't for me. I do like the idea of the Ivy trailing around a frame but I'm not keen on the black and white colour palette.

Take care Wheely Bad and all who are unwell, extra hugs to you all (((( ))))

Best Wishes and hugs,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Eunice said...

Very striking but delicate effect on this card Sue. Well done!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the dimension on this beautiful card!

Sandy H said...

Love what you've done with the ivy die. I'm lucky enough to have this one.
Take care everyone.

Lesley Thomas said...

Love this card (and I got the ivy dies).

Jean Bullock said...

This is a lovely card. I enjoy the ivy die and the black matting creates such a lovely edging. Well done as usual. I pinned of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765608082055/

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue so sorry for not commenting yesterday have had family problem.your card is gorgeous love love it
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the tone on tone using the milk card with the slight addition of black. The Ivy die is lovely, it's one I haven't got round to adding to my collection yet but is on my need/want/must have list.

Happy Crafting. :) X X

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card

Vie
x

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