Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello everyone!  How about a pinwheel sort of card for today's card giveaway?  This was a demo I did back in Feb. but in case you didn't see it, here's a quick rundown.  I started by embossing periwinkle card using the Leafy Quad embossing folder.  I did it twice with two different sized squares so I was able to layer them up for a bit of interest.  I matted each piece with a thin black mat to frame it.  For the focal element, I cut four of the centre die from the Times Square out of coconut white card.  I cut four more out of black card.  I cut eight squares to back them with, all out of white card and glued them all together.  The four white on white pieces became the "square" part of the pinwheel while the black on white pieces became the "diamond" part of the pinwheel.  By inserting each piece but keeping the same orientation, you end up with a pretty pinwheel look to your card.  I recommend doing this with glue dots first then after getting all the pieces in place, use glue under the edges to secure them.  That was it allows you a bit of wiggle room until you are happy that they are all straight and how you want them (well it works for me that way at least! LOL)  Next I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I coated it with Diamond Snow for a bit of bling.  I cut the centre die from the Madison Square set in white and glued it over the sentiment  I cut a thin black mat for it as well and mounted it with foam in the centre of my pinwheel.  Finally, I added five small Camellias in periwinkle with black pearl centre around my sentiment.  The card was then completed with a white pierced mat, a thin periwinkle and a thin black mat and a last white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  If you would like to be included in the drawing to win this one, just leave me a comment.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x




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180 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue,
totally stunning
Have a great day
Cameeli xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What an eye catching card. Love it. Love blue and white as a colour combo.

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes another beautiful card today to give away, someone is gong to be a very lucky person.

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

Pam said...


Lovely card Sue, love those flowers.
Have a good all.

Lesley Thomas said...

Another Stunner Sue. Somebody is going to be very happy when it arrives on their door step.
Love the pin wheel effect!

Anonymous said...


Mmmm sorry, Sue, wouldn't ever be a favourite but nevertheless clever design and, as always, ideas to inspire. Not drawn to the geometric look, just prefer your more ornate softer cards. And flowers. And stick pins. And gorgeous embellishments.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is very different - not exactly my style, but clever none the less
Pat x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card Sue, love the periwinkle.

Carolyn B said...

Lovely card again Sue, I like geometric, unfussy cards, and blue and white works for me every time!

Breezes said...

Certainly very different - nice colours and makes a very bold statement !

Hugs,
rose
xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card. Love the pinwheel idea, must give this one a try. The colour's are beautiful and as you know the little flower's are gorgeous.
Take care everyone. Hope it's going to be another lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very different card today, don't think it is amongst one of my favourites, but nice all the same. Love Jean xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Stunning - I like how you have made the pinwheel and periwinkle blue is always a winner for me. Sue xxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & good morning Wilsonettes...wow who wouldn't have the desire to be the luckiest & proudest owner of this card...the lucky winner will certainly be blown away to owning this little beauty...& beauty it is because when I saw this card, technique, being demonstrated even then I was in complete awe, not just of the card but of the breath-taking idea that you came up with Sue with regards to the Pinwheel effect...

I'm sure that like me many Wilsonettes have had similar ideas to this but just never got around to putting the idea into practise, simply because we didn't think that it could work...so Thank you Sue for showing us that anything is possible and often it is true when (looking for designing ideas etc) that the "first thought is usually the best thought"...

Thank you sincerely Sue...have a great day & hope you're loving your family time. Hugs & blessings to you & yours.

Not forgetting the Wilsonettes...more hugs & smiles sent your way & congratulations to anyone who has something to celebrate...take care...love Beth B x x x



Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a stunner, I remember you demoing this or was it a video, anyway it is lovely. Take care have a good day. Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A spectacular card, I saw you demo this card & have since made this card twice. It does take time to make but was really appreciated by both recipients. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. Yvonne xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Another stunning card Sue, love the colours , must give this one a try.

Have a great day
Maggie in Solihull

rosiejt said...

These always look complicated but sound achievable. Would love to see it properly!

carol quinn said...

Wow, just stunning

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. You are clever. I love the way you make our brain think its something it isn't (if you get my meaning) that's why you have a degree. At first it really looks like a pinwheel, but take a closer look (your close up shots are brilliant by the way) and you see the pinwheel is made up of square's, how brilliant.
Its not an all time favourite of mine, but you wouldn't be who you are if you didn't cater for everyone's taste. Thank you for widening our idea's and the inspiration you give us everyday here,you are the crafting queen, there is NO ONE out there that can come close to your talant or knowledge of what works, or genuine friendship and generosity, so thank you.
Have a lovely day Sue.
A warm welcome to any new followers that visit today.
Sending love to those Wilsonettes that dont feel so good today, hoping tomorrow will be kinder to you.
Lancashire Steph xx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

Julie Elli said...

This looks really intricate. Love the leafy quad emb folder.
Big hug
Julie E

TDQ Karen said...

So effective, love this effect, maes a great all occasion card xx

sonja_w said...

Fab card, love the colours and the layering effect is very striking and one I want to try. Thanks for sharing xx

tracy w said...

Morning sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

Anne said...

Sorry, Sue, but this is not to my taste but a clever idea, nonetheless.

Anne (Northampton)

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue a lovely card as always sue

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, a completely different style of card today, very striking and love the embossing folder that you have used. thanks for the tip with the glue dots, will be utilising that idea. take care eveyone, Linda.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very striking card, different and unusual layout. Like the colour combo and the embossing folder is lovely. Have a great day. Bx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-quite different to your usual style. I love it!!!

Michele

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A great idea, loving the pinwheel effect.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Unusual card today. Sorry not for me .JJ xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Love all the texture in today's card, very pretty.x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Nice card but not one I would want to make.Maybe it's the contrast between the blue and black which I find a bit strong. The little flowers are very pretty though and they were the first thing my eye picked up. Anne xx

Jodee Keal said...

Hi, Sue.....That's a clever way of using a small die! It looks fabulous! Jo xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, what a clever idea to use a die that way very nice colour combination too.Take care Jane B.

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
What a very interesting card today. You are amazing to come with such brilliant ideas.
Ginnie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a clever card, love that blue, the whole thing is so striking

Victoria Baxter said...

Very decorative catd. Lots if texture and features. Beautiful cas always.xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very interesting pinwheel effect, thanks for explaining how to do it...must have a go myself...

Izzy

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love this card. I did try it after your demo but mine didn't look anywhere as good as yours, but one I would try again.

Love Rosemarie xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card. Very clever idea with the squares. It took my eyes a while to see how it was done. Lots of texture... Lovely. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card. Very clever idea with the squares. It took my eyes a while to see how it was done. Lots of texture... Lovely. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue, what a gorgeous card.
You call it a pinwheel, I see a kaleidoscope. See how we all see different things? I watched your demo earlier of this one and was very impressed yet again of your imagination. No wonder we all call you our No1 blog Lady.

I am so over the moon to announce I am a first time Great Grandmother. The wonderful gift of God's blessing ensured the safe arrival of Milly-May at 11.35pm last night.
Lucy & Joshua are so delighted at becoming the proud parents of a beautiful daughter.
To all in discomfort and pain, I leave a basket full of lovely, warm, fuzzy hugs to comfort you.
love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I remember this card being demoed, very intricate. I don't think I would have the patience to make this.
Hope you are having a great time with your mum.
Lydia
X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Today's gift is a lovely challenge for the eyes. lol
You have to look more than once to see how the tiny squares fit together and so it gives you a little mystery. I love your colour palette and once again this format could be used for many occasions even those pesky men in our lives who we have to cater for sometimes.

I still haven't tried to do a pin wheel but it's on my list of ever growing crafty things I have to do inspired by your daily dose of 'crafting medicine' which is better than anything else.

Knit and Natter was a good afternoon. We were small in number this time as one or two of our ladies were off jaunting. The card was a very very simple one so it was completed very quickly and so we had time to catch up on everyone's gossip.

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

pinky said...

What a lovely idea, its looks amazing. You must never switch off Sue to come up with so many fabulous ideas!

hazel young said...

Lovely card love the pin wheel effect xx hazel

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a stunning card I love what you have done with the dies and your design is wonderful.

Debs A xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Oh I like it when you throw us a curve ball and make us all think outside the box! Yes I love today's card, it is different to your usual but just shows us how versatile your dies are. I love the colour combination you have used, but with a less flowery embossing folder this would easily convert to a pesky male card wouldn't it. Thank you for sharing it with us and yes I agree with Steph your close up photos are excellent. Take care.
Love Diane G xxxx

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue - I love this approach. It is equally good for male and female cards and as a backdrop for any sentiment. Love this colour combination too.

Take care

Christine
x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Hi Sue
Sorry it's me again but I've just seen Cheryl's post and I just have to congratulate her on becoming a Great Grandmother for the first time.
From one Great Grandmother to another welcome to the fantastic club of GGM.
Milly-May welcome to the world.
Hugs to you all
Janet x

SueJ said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, I love the colours and all the texture.
Great use of the dies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the pin wheel effect.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Muriel Kelly said...

Almost an optical illusion. clever squares looking like a pin wheel, I have some quilting friends who I am sure would love this card
Muriel x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the colour and the little flowers, but I'm not sure about the rest of the card. Think it will have to grow on me.
Gail Cx

Anne Crawford said...

Interesting card, I don't think I would have the patience to make it but it would be a lovely card to receive!
Congratulations Cheryl on becoming a Great Grandmother to Milly-May ( gorgeous name) ! Enjoy!
Love and hugs to all xo

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fab card Sue, loving the black mats and accents.
Rosemary x

karenlotty said...

I love love love this card I bought Madison and Times to do the patchwork idea you have also done So another idea to try BRILLIANT!

Jayem said...

A little different from your usual style Sue but interesting nonetheless. The blue is quite beautiful.

Jan

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card .love Jean Z xxx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Embossing more than one background square really gives this card dimension. I like the blue as it is my favourite colour. A lovely card to start the day but no crafting for me as I'm still battling with the dandelions at the bottom of the garden. Enjoy your day. Hugs xx Pauline A

Chris Curry said...

I love this card and remember you doing it. Would it be possible to cut the windmill pieces from card covered with a double sided sticky sheet and then using diamond snow on them? Possible or not this is a lovely card. Thank you Sue. Xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Very clever use of the dies but afraid not my type of card today! Oh well, you can't win them all!
Janette x

Marianna Hammer said...

A very clever design. You're very good at comming up with new ideas. Lovely card.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A very unusual card today, wasn't sure when I saw you demo it and still not sure seeing it again.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Congratulations cheryl x
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A lovely card sue x I remember watching you demo this card and thought wow that looks really complicated to start with but with a bit of patience was easily achieved x I love the colours too, they remind me of a beautiful day at the seadide xthankyou sue x
Theresa w xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Now thats different Sue, what a brilliant idea and use of dies, Lovely card. x

gwen70 said...

Lovely card Sue, not sure if it's my kind of thing but lovely to see new ideas

Julie Kay said...

Stunning, stunning card Sue. What a fabulous way to use your striplet dies, this could be transfered to many other square dies or part dies. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

foxyg said...

Stunning card. Love it, and I'm going to give it a try.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a unusual but lovely card. What a clever idea,

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is different! A very clever design which I would like better without the black. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Marion said...

Hi Sue a very different card today but i like it
and a clever way of using the dies,would love to win it.
Marion H

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This is a very clever card, brilliant idea
Hugs
Carol x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue like the symmetry you have adopted for the card and the card colour love from Jackie xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue ,
What a lovely card,it is the first time I have seen this technique must give it a try,
Best wishes
Karen M

doreenmj said...



Missed this demo; a lovely card to make for any occasion,




Doreen x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, so clever :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very clever use of the dies and I do remember seeing your demonstration. It's not a card I would usually make but I might just try it in pink perhaps as I think my granddaughter would quite like it. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

nattyboots said...

Wow Sue ,How clever are you ? i really do not know how you think of all these ideas , you are one special Lady.
Beautiful card
Elaine H X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunner very intricate.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
This card is different from your usual but I think it is eyecatchingly striking. When I look closely I can see so many different elements that could be used in so many different ways.
I would love to win this card. You are so clever Sue.
Lovely friend of mine has bought me some smoothies so I will give my verdict once I have used them.
Congratulations Great Grandma Cheryl. So lovely.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Sparrow said...

I can see I will have to get my embossed card out (I don't have an A4 machine, just a little cuttlebug) - might use the quilt striplet die instead. Thanks for the idea.

Glennis said...

Very pretty and a great design

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
This is very different but beautiful. Stunning in my favourite blue. x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, gosh this is a bit different, would make a great card for a man, but perhaps without the flowers
Regards Wendyx

Paula said...

I remember seeing you make this card on TV Sue, and fell in love with it. I think it's a little beyond my talents to make it, but maybe one day. :) If I do, I doubt I would be parting with it!!

Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. Heavens above where do you get your ideas from? That's an amazing card with so much to get to grips with and lovely colours as well. Clever you! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Love the design but I'm not sure about the colours. Sorry.
Zena x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
What a wonderfully inventive card and it's so beautiful. Love the colours too.
Thanks
Heather Treble






rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
your card shows a great effect. It looks a little bit like a windmill.
Rolf xxx

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue very clever it's my birthday June 1st fancy recieving a wowser card like that lol. Love always sue thank you for sharing love always xxxxxxxx June.Horrocks xxxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH WOW What a different way to make a card love it ..
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, Love the colours.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, certainly very different from your usual style, still beautiful all the same.
As always making us think outside the box.

Congratulations Cheryl on your new great grandchild.

Take care everyone, Jess x

auscrafts said...

different from your usual style, still beautiful

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, oh wow what a brilliant idea I will have to give that one a go as it would be such a fabulous one for a male card. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sharon said...

Hello, what a stunning card today. Love the idea thank you. Sharon x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Lovely colours and an unusual design.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well that's different isn't it, looks lovely though,
I gave someone a card yesterday that I'd made them for there friend,
I used your die's the Nobel set,
well to see there face as you give it to them is priceless,

Sue you should have a Gallery where we can put our (sue wilson dies only cards )
for everyone on the blog to see.
I come up with these ideas but you know me, I don't know much about computers
so it could be really hard to do, it would be lovely to see all our blog friends cards though.....
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely - I see this as a great example for a male card!!
Doreen R

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this card! I love the design and the colours you have used and the dies . Right down to the dinky little flowers - they just soften the angular design! You are such a clever girl! I will be trying this one but it is on a List - I'm not getting down the list very quickly - too easily distracted!
Julie Laz - Hi! If you go on Pinterest and type either Sue Wilson or Particraft you will get loads and loads of Sue's cards all in one place!
More people re pin my Sue Cards than any others! Now that's no surprise to us! Hope it helps.
Have a good day everyone!
Lots of love,
Myra xxx

Val W. said...

Hi Sue,this is a striking card, the colours make the angles clear and bold,ideal for the male element in card making. x

patwyn said...

Lovely card, but not sure if I would try making it.

Congratulations to Great-grandmother Cheryl!

Pat xxx

Scottydog said...

A most unusual card Sue, very effective. Haven't got these dies, will have to see if I have anything I can adapt!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very clever design using some of my favourite New York collection but I have a new favourite the Canadian background!! I couldn't stop using it when it arrived yesterday, think I'm in love!
Congratulations to Cheryl on becoming a great grandma

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I love how you have made a pin wheel design so pretty and the colours are just lovely.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Unusual card today but very striking, saw you demoing this, very clever.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Christine Williamson said...

Absolutely beautiful gorgeous and very striking card Sue, I love this! Would be honoured to win this :)

Hope you're doing well Sue, hugs x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

Lovely Card. The layout is stunning and the colouring striking. The small Camellias look so sweet and delicate in such a geometric background, lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Di said...

Hi sue,
A fantastic card, love the pinwheel, very striking.
Di B. x

Lesley Cann said...

Great card with a beautiful colour combination. It is so difficult deciding which of your dies to buy.

Jan from Long Island said...

Wow...what a stunning and unique card!!! I love everything about it...the design, the colors, the dies, the embossing folder, the flowers are all gorgeous!

CraftyJo said...

What a very intriguing card, it's quite stunning.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I know I'm late had trouble with the doomsday that you use to send this. I really have no idea what I'm doing!!! I'm rambling anyway back to the card. You have to cater for all taste and you love some not so much but it's great looking to see what gems you are going to give us everyday. Good luck everyone. Congrats to Cheryl on becoming a Great grandma. Loopy Lynda xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

That's supposed to say Doo Dab!!!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Interesting but not entirely sure I would try this.

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Very nice! I love the color, the interesting use of the dies, and of course the sparkle. Very nice indeed.

Marlene said...

Your cards are awesome! I'd have difficulty choosing a favorite one as they are all so lovely.

Saba said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card. Love the symmetry and the colours you have used. The black matting really gives the layers definition and the camellias softens the whole look. Definitely one to try. Thank you.

JULIE LAZ, as Myra said, Pinterest is a great way to see what other crafters have made using Sue's fabulous dies and her inspiration. By far the most of my pins which are re-pinned are Sue's or based on Sue's.
And if you do upload a picture of your cards which are based on her designs or using her dies, it is helpful if you mention her name, the name of the die or particraft in the title so that anyone else searching for her will find them.

CHERYL, many congratulations on the safe arrival of Milly May, and may her life be filled with love, health and happiness always.
Love and hugs
Saba xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
I watched u demo this one it's oh so very pretty
Anyone would be proud to own it xx

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card today. Intricate but you make it look so easy.

Love the colours you choose and you are a real inspiration to all crafters.

Lol Barbara W x

Cathie Weary said...

Good morning Sue. This is such an interesting idea. I saw you demo this card and thought I really must try that. Thanks for the details on how to do it. Would love to win this beauty. Have a great day.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, there will be one very lucky lady who wins it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

melody said...

Hi Sue, love the pinwheel cards I just never seem to get them right, an the periwinkle blue is lovely. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. I have the Times Square die so I will have a go. Don't have the blue. Might try black and cream. Great male card.
Thanks for showing us.

barbara macaskill said...

I love pinwheels and I REALLY love this beautiful card! Would love to have this beauty on it's way to me! Thanks for the chance to!! Have a great day!

Jean Bullock said...

I love it. The layers are wonderful as are the colors. I pinned of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765608271572/

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A FAB CARD. I DONT KNOW HOW YOU THINK THEM UP BUT THIS ONE IS A CRACKER. I HAVE ALWAYS MADE THE QUILT CARDS, LOVE THEM. MUST TRY THIS ONE. THE BLACK REALLY MAKES IT POP. GRAND JOB.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Exactly what Nadine said - a stunning card. I watched you demo it and when I get a lot of time, I shall attempt something like it.
Pulchritudinous!
Hugs, Rose

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
This is a very clever card, and one I would do in different colours - but that's just me!!!
Congratulations to our new Great Grandma Cheryl, surely you are far too young!
Love to all
Maureen xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Late posting today had to go for blood tests, I love todays card, although I can see it's not to everyone's taste, but you can't please everybody all of the time. You always make us think out of the box I'm much more innovative since following your blog.
Congratulations Cheryl you must be so thrilled.
Hugs x
Heather T

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, not your usual style, but I like it. I like it very much. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

chris b said...

Beautiful!

Gail said...

Fab techniques - a but too fussy for me but can see how fabulous a card it is xx GailT xx

Barbara (C) said...

What a stunning card. Having catalogued all my SW Dies today I can now find these to have a go myself...fancy cream and peach with black mats.......

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Sue!

This is an unusual style, but it's really nice and I like the colours.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I do remember you demonstrating this card and thought it would be a good one to try. Unfortunately I don't have any of the New York dies but I am sure I could find a good enough alternative to give it a go.

Cheryl - Congratulations on the safe arrival of your great granddaughter Milly-May. Love the name, does anyone else remember Milly Molly Mandy? They were some of my favourites books when I was a child.

Frances

Deb Curtis said...

Good afternoon Sue and Wilsonettes
been lovely today and just about to take tour little Jack Russell on the field and the heavens opened. Never mind, what better than a moment of calm on Sue's blog with a cuppa.
Saw you demo this card Sue and really like it, especially as I have all the New York squares, makes a great boys card and the black really makes that lovely periwinkle pop. Love the EF too.
Cheryl congratulations on becoming a Great Grandmother, and a big hello to Milly-May, such a lovely name, you must be very proud.
Blessings to all, sorry but will be awol for a few days now as away with the girls till Saturday night - Deb C xx

Joan said...

Hi Sue
I think the colours on this card are unusual for you, but the black pearls help to balance the colour out.
Regards
Joan from Newcastle

Angela Wade said...

Good afternoon, Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Warmest congratulations to Cheryl on becoming a Great Grandmother and to the proud parents, Lucy and Joshua on the safe arrival of their baby daughter , Milly May. My 2nd Grandson, Osian was born at home, late afternoon last Tuesday. I was fortunate enough to be there, along with his other Grandmother, when he made his entrance :- )
The arrival of a grandchild / great grandchild is such a wonderful event. A truly magical occasion :-)

Today's card is different, Sue and by using some black squares interspersed with the White, creates an optical illusion.
I think I saw this one demo'd.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Gail Chase said...

Nice card Sue. Love the colors. Gail

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,beautiful ,Laura O

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue
Think I saw you demo this or something similar, or at least showed it on C&C a while back. Thought it beautiful then and still do. Love the whole illusion effect and the colour combo is perfect. Sets off the wonderful New York dies perfectly and shows just how versatile they can be.

Thanks again for all your generosity in sharing your wonderful cards with us.

Helen Bell said...


Hi Sue

A lovely card. I like the diverse range of cards that you show.

Love Helen xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
This is indeed suitable for a male card and one to try in a different colour way - so WOW,
Thank you for sharing.
Sheila x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a super card! I love the geometric shapes and the colours are just right. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes,
I love this card it's so different love the pin wheals efect. Beautiful colours too.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Julie Laz I also have a board on PinserestI with all Sue' cards In xx

Congratulations Cherly on the birth of Milly May your great Grandaughter you look far too young enjoy every minute xxx
Also congratulations to Mum & Dad xx

TOB Theresa missing you hope your on the mend sending ((((Hug's)))))

Hug's to all friends xxxx
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Very interesting card today, I really had to look very hard to work out how it is constructed - VERY CLEVER. The delightful Camellias give it a softer look. Thank you for inspiring us again.

CONGRATULATIONS To Great Grandma CHERYL,
So pleased Mum, Dad and Milly-May are all well.
Cheryl enjoy your 1st G.Grandchild. LOL

Hope all is well with you Sue, sending love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. I loke the effect. Can think of all sorts of colour combinations that it would look just as lovely in
Luv
Karen xx

Tea Girl said...

A stunning card Sue. I made my first windmill card last week and loved the effect. Love the colours with the blue added to black and white.
Jane

liz spooner said...

This is a very quirky card Sue, but I do love it.xx

IVY Cheong said...

Another lovely card. You are such a talented lady. Love, Ivy xx

Dawn Holben said...

Another stunning card today, it is so different but I still really like it.
And whoever wins this one will be very lucky.

Theresa Pace said...

lovely card. it's a fab idea. i only wish my internet connection was better so i could look at the close up pics. however i really like this idea, hugs xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, so much interest to it, so unusual too!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

What a very unusual but very gorgeous card. Love this effect it looks sooo different. I never saw this one before. Love periwinkle card. Colour is gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning as always Sue. The small flowers are delightful. xx Annie P

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue, another beauty with the periwinkle card. Pat x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Fabulous card, love everything about it!

Take care and hugs,
Maria x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue stunning card
Denise x

Sue Edwards said...

Looks so complicated. You are such a clever lady Sue.

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card. It looks very complicated but beautiful.


June x

Petra Jopp said...

Hi Sue,
I love, love, love all your cards sooo much!
Thank you so much for showing us your beautiful cards.
Many greetings from Germany
Petra

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really like this card. I saw you demo it on TV and thought then that it was one I could replicate. However, as yet, haven't tried to make it. Cheryl, congratulations on becoming a great grandmother and congratulations to the parents as well. Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

DeCor said...

I really like this card. Am going to try to make it as for once I have everything to be able to make it. Thank you for such great ideas.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This card is beautiful !! I !ove the pinwheel effect you have created with the Times Square Dies and the Madison Square Dies. A very clever card and I love the colours you have used to. Thanks for sharing. It is unusual but lovely !! Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Cheryl, Congratulations on becoming a Great Grandmother !! Congratulations to the parents to !! Milly May is such a lovely name. Sending you and your family lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Darlene4527 said...

Another lovely card...would love to have a chance to win it.

Sue said...

Love this color combo. So many layers and beautiful texture. Gorgeous card. Need to get those flowers, so pretty.

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card. I am making cards for our "Relay for Life" for cancer survivors benefit. I needed one more idea and this is "just what the doctor ordered" to finish my basket of cards. I have made a basket of cards for our "Relay" for the past 5 years. I have been cancer free for 5 years now, so this is an important event/fund raiser for me. Love to be chosen to receive this card.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Looks very effective.
Jan
Northampton

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I'm a day late commenting.
Love the Leafy Quad embossing folder you used. How do you come up with these ideas? I wish I could get just one of your thoughts on making a card : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

ursula said...

I just love what you have done here Sue, must give it a try, a real eye catching card, again suitable for a male card....thank you so much...luv Ursula xx

SHARICA said...

Very striking card .. love the cols .. xx

Linda Graham said...

Brilliant idea Sue,great card, thank you, Linda x

Jean said...

Love that color!

Vie Carter said...

Another lovely card, the flowers look just like forget me nots!

Vie
x

Conny Hillgaard said...

Oh my, this is beautiful. onny (from Randers, Denmark)