Friday, 15 May 2015

You Are So Special

 Hello there my crafty friends!    The pretty periwinkle card to start the day off.  I used the Eternal Rings Striplet to create the background, cutting it twice.  You do need to line the die up with the previous cut so that you are able to actually just barely see the cutting edge through the pattern or you will get a thin line going done the middle of the background (it can be snipped away if that happens though).  I added mounting foam to the back of the background around the border edge and small piece behind some of the junctions as well (to keep it from sagging).  I mounted it on to another piece of periwinkle card that was slightly larger so I had a wider border on it.  At each of the junctions, I added a Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dot as an embellishment.   I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it into a strip and matted it with a piece of black card.  I added it across the background with a piece of mounting foam.  Using the Trailing Ivy die, I cut both dies in the set out of coconut white card then set them on a piece of wax paper and coated them with Cosmic Lacquer and allowed them to dry (several hours) so they had a shiny gloss to them (you can see it nicely in the close ups).  Once dry, I added them to the end of the sentiment strip.  I made a flower out of the Complete Petal Camellia die and sugared it with Diamond Snow for a subtle bit of bling.  I seated it on a piece of white tulle and added a satin ribbon bow tied out of thin Bluebird coloured satin ribbon. The card was then completed with a pierced border on coconut white card, a thin periwinkle and black mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 /3/4"  x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x                                    


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Pam Hartlepool said...

Good morning Sue, such a lovely card. The background looks starry.
You make the start of my day.
Happy Friday everyone

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this. Its a must try! Especially love the background and those shinny ivy leaves.

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, I like how you are using the Striplet dies as a background. Crafty hugs, Linda.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a beautiful card the the eternal rings die & the ivy die is a marriage made in heaven they go perfectly with each other. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, have eternal rings and ivy so can improvise on the rest. It's a must-try!! Love it.

'P' in Wales

A Happercrafter6 said...

A beautiful card, suitable for lots of occasions.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, love the shinny leaves. Thank you. Take care Kitty.

Sam Smithard said...

To Sue My Very Dear Friend,
Today's Card Is Truly Magnificent, Outstanding,
Very Beautiful I Love The Colour You've Chosen And The Awesome Dies You've Used I Have The Dies And I Love To Use The Eternal Rings Die It's So Very Useful.
I Love How You've Coated Your Trailing Ivy And Coated Your Stunning Flower, Thank You So Much For Sharing My Friend.
Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Take Great Care x

Heather Rogers said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the periwinkle card. I think I'm missing some of the post though there seems to be some large gaps :( I'll have another look later.

Have a good day Sue

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Heather Rogers said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the periwinkle card. I think I'm missing some of the post though there seems to be some large gaps :( I'll have another look later.

Have a good day Sue

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow I love this card. And the colour is fantastic.
And your design is wonderful.

Debs xx
{Debs Cards}

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue . Will have to get ivy die it will be so useful. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the periwinkle blue and the background die. Love Jean xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
Lovely card, the periwinkle is such a good colour and the ivy and eternal rings go so well together.
I used the cosmic shimmer pearl glue for a border on a card recently and couldn't believe how easy it was, great product.
Have a great weekend everyone, hopefully lots of crafting time
Muriel x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours the ivy great with the coating on thank you tracyw

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the periwinkle card it is a gorgeous colour.

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue,love the colour and the flower and ivy die
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Julie Elli said...

Another stunner Sue. Gorgeous colour .
Big hug
Julie e

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes. The sun is shining here this morning, after a wet and very grey day yesterday.
Like Heather, I seem to be missing some of the post too but from the photos I can see, the card looks lovely.
I have the Camellias and Eternal Rings Striplet, so maybe I'll have a play with these later, along with my Baby stamps and Dies.
I need to make some New Baby cards in readiness for my new Grandchild. My Daughter - in - law is due to give birth in a couple of days time..........

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all.
Hope the sun's shining where ever you are.

Angela in sunny, S. Wales Xx

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CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love everything about this card, especially the striplet as a background. Friday at last!!! Have a great day everyone. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card the colour and the background.

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love the colours, thanks for sharing!
love Junex (Cumbria)

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Is it my phone or as Hesther. T just said, your detailed and gorgeous close up photo's seem to be uploading with massive gaps and some incomplete, and its so unusual for you to show measurements with your ruler, I too will try another upload later.
Im so sorry I didnt find time to join you yesterday, my morning wasn't the best, but had to kick myself into my 'den' where I spent all day (best part of 8 hour's) trying to do an A4 vintage wedding card order, now you know me Sue, the only thing vintage about me is my age, never 'vintaged' anything in my life before, so I sat with head in hands wondering where to begin !! So I just cut n cut n cut, thank goodness for your flowers and butterflies not to mention foliage dies, anyway, after sending the customer a photo before I got my cosmic glue to it, I got an email saying it was just how she had seen it in her mind, and thank you !! So apart from some ice snow I can get alllll the elements stuck down, then think of a verse to incorporate the future brides life !!! Another request from the customer lol. So I must be more vintage than I thought lol.

Talking of old, it sounds like mouting foam is just what I need lol, well if it prevents 'sagging' im buying shares in the stuff (maybe too late) but where there's mounting foam there's hope, right ladies ? Lol.
How I love Periwinkle and I know Im not alone, such a beautiful shade of blue. I actually got the eternal ring striplet background down to a tee, and it does look beautiful, but Im not giving away all my lovely pearls, my pvc glue looks just as good lol, I cant help wanting to be 'selective' how I use my little beauties.
The card is gorgeous Sue, and the ivy looks beautiful and quite different with the glossy accent covering the leaves, I need some more of that.
Well Sue, I will leave you with another apology, and wish you a lovely day whatever your plans.
Thinking of those unwell Wiksonettes, hope tomorrow brings you a better day.
Love from a very vintage Lancashire Steph xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a fabulous card. Both the strip let die and the ivy die are among my favourites. Such a lovely colour too. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really beautiful, I now have this die, and am going to try the double cutting. Love the glazed Ivy leaves. Have a great day. Bx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is pretty and fresh, and I do like the coating you have put on the ivy
Pat x

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the periwinkle card such a lovely colour,your dies are so versatile when you can do other things with them, thank you, Linda x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, it.
My favourite colour of card, favourite style of Die, and a stunning flower arrangement. What more could we ask for. "You are so Special" sharing your wonderful talent and inspiration, Thank You.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
lovely card-the striplets make great backgrounds. x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty and fresh card, I love the periwinkle card, it stands out so nice against the white.
Love Jan x x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Love everything about it.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card in a beautiful colour. Love the bling and the gloss effect on the ivy.x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card love this die(so much I discovered I had bought it twice but my craft shop are so good they changed it for me) and the colour is fabulous.
Nancyd xx

Maria Illsley said...

Love everything about it thanks so much sue xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue, I had a bit of a tough day yesterday so didn't get any crafting done, woke up to see this lovely card you have done, it's stunning. Also my mood is much better today as I'm off to see John demonstrate your new dies oh and it's Pay Day so think my bank balance will take a hit when I see all those beautiful dies and card he has made.
Have a lovely day everyone
Maggie in Solihull

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Fabulous card, I do love the background.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

TDQ Karen said...

I love the eternal striplet die so of course love this card, it is beautiful xx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue.

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, beautiful card, love that blue card.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do love that striplet die it makes beautiful backgrounds. Have a wonderful day. Hugs Jackie

Jodee Keal said...

Hi, Sue....what a stunner of a card today! Jo xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lovely card Sue. ...great colour. ...
Luv Rach :)

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lovely card Sue. ...great colour. ...
Luv Rach :)

Lesley Cann said...

Great card I love the colour combination. I always enjoy seeing how you use different dies as backgrounds.

Suejimbel said...

What a winner this is! Love the colours, love the background and really love the ivy x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Love everything about this stunning card. The periwinkle is fast becoming a favourite along side the teal. The eternel rings die and the trailing ivy look beautiful together. The ivy looks so different with the laquer covering and you can't forget your gorgeous little sugared flower. All together a stunning creation.
Take care everyone. It looks like its going to be a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Love this card. Again quite a few hints and tips. Thank you.


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, so pretty. The ivy looks amazing, I have tried it with green ivy but like this one more. Your striplets are so versatile.

Love Rosemarie xx

carol quinn said...

Really stunning card sue

CHERYL Brown said...

A gorgeous gorgeous card sue, this periwinkle is such a beautiul shade of blue.
A questionof reveryone, your help is required.
I am having problems with my computer in that my desktop and windows lock me out when I try to move from one app to another. My internet connection is fine and I have no problems there, but when I come out and click on an app, nothing happens. I have to close down by turning it out as I can't even log out in normal way. I have had my computer checked by an IT exert and he can find nothing wrong. I have been on all help sites and zilch, nil, nada about this in any help forums or help centres. Has anybody else had this happen in the past ans if so what did you do to correct it?
Many thanks.
((Hugs)) for all that need one today
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue,
just adorable loving the periwinkle and the ivy is a real favourite of mine.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb creation again today.
The design is ace, and I love everything you created here.
I think I need this die too.
Oh my poor bank balance will have a fit.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful Sue, love the ivy and that beautiful eternal rings background and of course the flower...and the colour is stunning!

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card this morning, the periwinkle blue is such a pretty colour. Those ivy leaves are just so versatile and look so different each time. I must get them before they sell out again! Sun is shining here again today after yesterday's rain, so hopefully it will stay out all day. Enjoy your day Sue.
Love Diane G xxx
Steph your comment made me chuckle, yep need shares in foam too for the saggy bits! Xxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,A lovely card and I love the Colour too nice effect on the ivy and the background die is sooooooo
beautiful.Have a nice weekend and take care Jane B.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I'm turning today's sentiment straight back at you today. You are one very special lady in every possible way. I don't think that all who call in just to see know just how special and if they just stopped and read and made a little comment they would really find out.

Today's gift Sue is so so so elegant. It has everything I love from your colour palette to the gorgeous eternal rings background - I think this one has to be at the top of my go to striplet list - and to finish your beautiful flower die. I would love this to arrive on my doorstep any day.

Well it's Friday again so it's housework this morning. At one time it used to be work that got in the way of crafting now it's housework.

I hope that all who are in pain and suffering that your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Yorks butterfly said...

Oh wow Sue I just love this card, it is just so pretty, will have to copy this as there is nothing I want do to change it... Lovely

Lynne Mills said...

Gorgeous card, must have a go at this one as I have the die sets you have used. Have a good Friday everyone. Lol lynne m & dastardly devious doggie divas x x x

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Love the trellis panel created with the Eternal Rings striplet and the Ivy is the perfect embellishment for it growing from the corner - just like in my garden!...and must get my hands on some of that periwinkle card, it's such a pretty shade of blue.


HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card and I love the periwinkle colour.
Heather Treble

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-I love the eternal rings die and the periwinkle colour card so the card is just perfect!


Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and love the dies you have used, looks like I still have more to add to my must have list and my wish list is getting longer daily. I love your inspiration and would like just a smidgen of your natural talent so if you have a bit to spare please send it on down to me. Thanks for sharing Hugs xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I love the periwinkle blue. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Chris Curry said...

This blue is always my favorite colour, so pretty. I love everything about this card but especially the flower. Thank you Sue.Xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, I love, love, love, the striplet die and the trailing ivy is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Great card. The periwinkle is divine but the flower and ivy are showing as a deep cream on my screen so I will have to imagine them as white.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this gorgeous card. It's in my all time favourite Periwinkle blue and white, using the Eternal Rings Striplet and Trailing Ivy which are two of my favourite dies and a beautiful flower and bow...what more could I ask for? Thank you : )
Have a good weekend, I hope the weather is being kind to you. Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful in Blue! I love this shade and of course the striplet, I use my ivy dies all the time , they have become favourites, gorgeous card!
I am hoping the postman brings my Canadian background die, I finally managed to get it from JS ( it kept selling out ) as I can't wait to have a play with it.
Very windy here today , after such a glorious day yesterday.
Love and hugs to all xo

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is a really lovely card. Love the design and colour. Useful design for lots of things.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love Periwinkle and this card is beautiful with the striplet background.
I use my Camelia flowers a lot they are so pretty!
Beautiful card today Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty Perriwinkle and a stunning card....I love it.
Hugs to all who need them.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Oh what a beautiful card. I just love all your striplet dies and what a good idea to gloss the ivy leaves. The camelia dies are my favourite flower dies and I'm always using them. Thank you for your brilliant ideas. Best wishes

Marion said...

Another beautiful card ,love the colour.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Adore this card, love the dies and the beautiful blue

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today I just love the colour. Just love the striplet dies. Lovely idea to gloss the leaves. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today I just love the colour. Just love the striplet dies. Lovely idea to gloss the leaves. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the periwinkle blue, and the flower embellishment is so pretty xx

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful card, love the colour.
X Ros

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the periwinkle blue is such a pretty shade and the corsage really enhances the design love from Jackie xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card in blue and white
Denise XXX

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow all my favourites today, the ivy and striplet dies and the periwinkle card, what a stunning card. Great idea to use glue dots instead of pearls and just as pretty. x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is a really gorgeous card in that beautiful Periwinkle colour. The Eternal Rings striplet and the ivy die go so well with one another.
Lesley S x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the use of the die, I love the striplets dies and I do have quite a few but not this one, yet.
Just gorgeous.

Gail said...

Gorgeous just gorgeous and love using this Striplet die to create backgrounds like you xx GailT xx

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely crafty ladies.
Now this card is right up my street, gorgeous. Love the Periwinkle colour, the eternal rings are amazing used like this as a background and all the trimmings are stunning. Note to self - need more dies!
Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine, blessings all - Deb C xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card.

Glennis said...

a very pretty design, have a good day

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It seems I'm not the only one with a long gap in today's post. Your Finishing Touches dies do just that 'Finish your project', the ivy has quickly become one of my favourites. I love the idea of making them shiny they look amazing. I love the background and the Periwinkle colour card. I want to try so many things and can't wait until I am able to, I have to wait for the doctor to say it's okay to use my hand/arm, roll on Tuesday.
Hugs x
Heather T

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Another winner! The circles makes a wonderful background.
Gail Cx

hettygarlick said...

That's very beautiful. The striplets make lovely backgrounds don't they? I love the ivy with the sheen given by the laquer. Looks like porcelain!

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, how I love the eternal rings die and use it often! Your colour scheme is so perfect too - love this card!
Janette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the background made from the striplet. The shiny ivy leaves add interest and the pearls finish it off beautifully.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, another beautify card today.x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a very pretty card really like this one the rose is stunning love the way you do these,my grand daughter trys her best to make them she loves them to, mine look like dead roses lol..
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

YES YOU ARE!!! Good morning Sue, omg!!! You have just taken my breath away. Love Love Love this card.
(I too have a gap)
Thank you Loopy Lynda xxx

Ann said...

Gorgeous card such a pretty colour blue so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

karenlotty said...

Woo hoo! Live the card I have the Everlasting Circles which I love Am away at the week end so not sure if I'll have Internet and I'm not taking laptop Have a question on the glaze so I will be emailing you next week Have a great week end everyone

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, you never fail to disappoint. This is a beautiful card with some lovely techniques involved.

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Sue. Well done. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Love the colours in this card. Once again, it's gorgeous!

Tracey Short said...

Oh wow - what a beautiful card this is. The colour and the design just works perfectly together.

Sue, you never ever fail to amaze me with your creations, you really are so talented - thank you so much for sharing.

All the best
Tracey xxx

Paula said...

I love the periwinkle card, it's such a lovely colour. Such a lovely card too, as all your cards are. I think even I could make that, on a good day anyway!! :)

Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, the eternal rings background is stunning, the trailing ivy is beautiful with its glossy coat and the gorgeous camellia flower is the perfect finishing touch. Even better I have these dies so I can have a go at making something similar
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card today, I do like the periwinkle colour card very much and the dies set it off so well. I also like the striplet die you have used, so very useful.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the colour and the design. I have used the striplets like this before and it gives a great effect!

Ivy is one of my favourite dies.

Beautiful xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the external rings background.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. The eternal rings looks lovely. I have this die but for some reason haven't used it yet. Not to sure why but all the middle pictures arent showing.

Mac Mable said...

This card is stunning....just love it!

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card love the lattice background and the sparkle really does show the flower off. hugs Shirleyxx

iReneM said...

Such a beautiful design!
Love the periwinkle colour and the eternal rings as a BG


Craftycatty said...

My favourite colours, shows the die off to perfection, a must have for anyone, I have this one and it cuts a dream!.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love, love the colour of this card and the glossy ivy looks fantastic.

Beverley W

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeoys card. Love the periwinkle colour. Looks very classy.
Just received my winners dies yesterday. Thank you so much Sue you are generous.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeoys card. Love the periwinkle colour. Looks very classy.
Just received my winners dies yesterday. Thank you so much Sue you are generous.

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue it's so beautiful love the shade of blue I am going to try this one love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxxx

TOB said...

Simply beautiful.
Hugs Theresa x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & Friends
Well what can I say Sue,? It's Periwinkle, therefore it is just the perfect card, what's not to like, you must have felt like you had struck gold when you discovered this stunning shade of blue card, there is nothing else like it anywhere !
The card is stunning Sue, that striplet die is almost made to have the Ivy trailing through it, the glossy accents just gives a stunning effect to the foliage!
Congratulations on another winning combination!
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxxx

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue. x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card - softer than the gilded one but equally as beautiful. I love that colour of blue (and I'm not a blue person!!) and that particular striplet is one of my favourites.
So glad I finally acquired the camellias............
Hugs, Rose

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
I love this card so pretty fabulous dies, and beautiful design.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good Morning Sue,

What a striking card to end the week with, I love the periwinkle, it reminds me of spring and flowers.
I bought some Noble dies yesterday, the pierced rectangles are a particular fave of mine so I can't wait to road test them- hopefully they will arrive in time for my birthday on Monday but the Royal Mail delivery service leaves a lot to be desired.
My attempts to encourage my Mum to make me a card have fallen on deaf ears, she bought one yesterday.....the shame of it!
I, on the other hand, am going to spend the afternoon rustling up a couple for my brothers birthday next Saturday which will be fun....excuse me while I adjust my halo!:-)

Crafty hugs,


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful card. I love the Eternal Rings striplet and really like the double use. The colour is great and lovely decoration. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

patwyn said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card and I just love the periwinkle blue, but I have been unable to get any as it is always sold out on JS. Must try harder! lol The eternal rings striplet makes a lovely background.

Pat xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, such soft and gentle colours

Hazel said...

Just stunning Sue, love the striplet being used as a back ground. Hazel x

redfox said...

Love the card Sue, I've tried to do the background like yours but i'm doing something wrong cos it doesn't look like yours!! Think it's probably a case of practise, practise and then practise a bit more!!! As I'm sure you're already working on your next set of dies could we have a "Thinking of you" and a "Just because" in your expressions range please?!! Love your dies and have an ever increasing drawer full! Love to all, Sarah

Meg said...

Very lovely card Sue. That periwinkle blue is my favourite.

Sorry you are having problems with your 'puter Cheryl - I'm very lucky because I have a Robert who works wonders with my puter and tinternet as I haven't a clue.
Hope you get things put right soon.

Love and hugs

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card. I have the eternal rings striplet, so am going to attempt to make this card, although i will have to make some changes with the toppings as I don't have the ivy die.

Margaret xxx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card. I have this die it is beautiful and simple to work with like all your other dies.
Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.
Love Dorothy

Thecla W said...

stunning card!!!!!!!!! you have created an absolutely gorgeous card with such wonderful details. i love everything about it! :)

Swiftycrafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours that you have used. Many thanks for the lovely stamp set that I received this morning from you after drawing my name for the comment game last week, it has some lovely sentiments.
Love Lynne xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A great card today, lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Cathie Weary said...

Good morning Sue, just love today's card. That is one of my favourite dies to use. Love all the pearls and the shiny vines. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Hurray!!! Perwinkle and rings striplet so it's a winner with me :-)

Billy is driving me nuts. We have roadworks right outside the window and he's been yapping constantly for 3 hours unless I'm distracting him by making him wait for the worlds smallest dog treat I have sitting on my lap. I hope to goodness they'll be off soon as my eardrums can't take much more. Back super sore so can't take him out either.

Lol, think I'm hoping for rain!

Hugs to everyone, edayextra here if you need them

T x

craftynanna said...

Just such a lovely card Sue, I love how the leaves glow and the periwinkle blue is so nice, I use this colour a lot, the sugared camelia is beautiful too. hugs to all Johanna

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Another hit, Sue. Very lovely indeed. Blue is my favorite color. You truly are gifted.

sonia sutton said...

Hi Sue, loving this card and the sparkly flower and glossy ivy leaves. Gives them that extra special touch which makes the cards look expensive and proffesional.
Happy crafting everyone x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Just beautiful! Lovely colour of card too. Very elegant.

Love Helen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, today's offering is absolutely beautiful and I love the lacquered ivy. I still have most of my pack of Periwinkle as I just like looking at it and it has to be a 'very' special person that gets a card made from it :-)

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Such a beautiful card Sue and I love the periwinkle blue. Like Yvonne has said, the eternal ring die and the ivy leaf die go so well together. The ideas of using it make it a must have decoration....mmmmmm lol! I love how you have used Cosmic Lacquer to make it shine too. A beautiful masterpiece! "Thank you Sue" xx Sending love and hugs to you, your family and to all our Wilsonettes who need one today xx Love Karen xx ((( ))) x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, I'm in love with this sweet card! So lovely background and colours!!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card. Love the blue.
Di B. x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card today. I love the striplet background and the glue dot 'pearls' really give the entire design an extra bit of class. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Well today's card is just a dream! I love it. I love everything about it from the gorgeous periwinkle to the the tiniest pearl! I will be giving this one a go with perhaps a little twist!
Thank you for another week of lovely cards! How do you do it?
Cheryl - we miss you! Have you tried simply googling your problem - sometimes that helps as there is usually someone somewhere who has had the same problem! You may have tried that already but it's all I can think of! Xx
Love to all,
Myra xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely combination of dies and colour. SueL x

doreenmj said...

I really must try cutting out two striplets like this card, it does look stunning!!!

Doreen x

melody said...

Hi Sue, love the periwinkle an the background striplet looks great, I can't see the close ups they are not loading will try again later but the card looks fab. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

terrie said...

Finally a blue card...sorry it's just my favorite color...
This card turned out really nice .
Well done Sue

Susan White said...

Blue and white is such a stunning combination, and I love the glossy look to the leaves. Thanks, Susan x

Kathy Johnson said...

Stunning; I love it! I really like the shinny ivy leaves; they are so beautiful.

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Absolutely Beautiful card,love that colour together.

Steph- I hope you took a photo of the card to show and tell in the cafe !
Wheelybad-wish you better and hope Billy have calmed down by now,hug.
To our missing friends-I hope you soon can find the strength to come back.
Norah,Sandra,Lynda,Cheryl,Patricia,Maureen,ToB,Myra,Pam,Saba,Brenda,Margaret,Janice,June,Pam,Mrs B,
and to all Wilsonette's and our wonderful Sue I wish you all a nice weekend,
many hugs Maria x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue and what a fabulous background. The ivy die is so pretty and so useful.

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVE this!! The shine on the leaves is awesome and I love the periwinkle!! TFS!

Shari M said...

Absolutely beautiful.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful card. Love the colours and the flower really beautiful
Take care
Hazel G XX

Eunice said...

Very lovely card.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card and as I have all the dies, if not the periwinkle card, I will be giving it a go.
Take care,
Evis M.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow, wow, wow again!!!! Just love this one. The background is stunning and still can't get my hands on the periwinkle card!!! The striplet makes a fab background and adds to the versatility of the die.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Beautiful, everything about it is beautiful.
Hope everyone is as well as they can be.
love Maureen xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes
I only commented the other day that I don't have the ivy die and how much I need it and you go and create another stunning card using it x do you know its my pay day today ? Lol xxx the colours are beautiful again sue and I must try that background with my striplet die x wish there were more hours in the day sometimes xxx
Theresa w xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Wow! Beautiful card and I have all the dies, I will be attempting it :-) love, Ivy xx

Vie Carter said...

A beautiful card with my favorite Ivy dies - I too have all these dies and will give it a go!


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Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Sooooooo beautiful.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue. wow. Has to be one of my favorites ever. Just love every thing about this card. Those shiny leaves are a must try!!Have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan. xx

Joan said...

Love the colour of your card today Sue, I always think blue and white go so well together. Love the striplet die, its a beautiful card.
Best wishes
Joan from Newcastle

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card, just love everything about it, my kind of card GORGEOUS!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. The colours are gorgeous.
Karen xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous. Love this Striplet and it is really quite easy to cut as a background and looks fabulous decorated with the "pearls". The glazed ivy is definitely one to try as it looks stunning here as does the bling on the flower.
Love and hugs

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue.. Beautiful card, I love the periwinkle card and the striplet die and your flowers are gorgeous too. xx

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely combination, periwinkle card and the eternal rings die!! I love it.
CaroleB x

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, the periwinkle is lovely. Pretty striplet and I love the ivy leaves. Pat x

liz spooner said...

T his is a lovely card Sue, blue is my favourite colour.xx

Susan Dunn said...

Hi Sue Another stunner of a card today. The periwinkle card is such a beautiful colour. Bye for now Susan Dunn (Cumbria)

Edwina Scotney said...

Super card today Sue, love tthe effect of the glossy ivy leaves, will give that idea a go, thanks Edwina

Jean said...

Gorgeous color!

Nana on the Hill said...

Yet another beauty, your striplets are so use full.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card & love the periwinkle colour..
Love your Eternal Rings Striplet die, so pretty & delicate & looks amazing on every design.

Stunning as always

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is so pretty. I love those dies that can be repeated. You can do the most amazing things with them.

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is so pretty. I love those dies that can be repeated. You can do the most amazing things with them.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this, the colour is so pretty

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the colour and the striplet die is lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card Sue - must get the ivy die then I can make this card. Thankyou for sharing.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card yet I haven't been brave enough to try using the striplets as a background!! I must give it a go!!!

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,love the dies this striplet die is definately one of my favourites ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card and a lovely touch adding the lacquer to the ivy. Thank you Sue. Anniekk xxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, what a combination its gorgeous. Love the colour, background and absolutely everything, just went wow when I saw it
Wendy xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonette
Wooooow gorgeous gorgeous card the Periwinkle card is such a beautiful colour & the die is stunning love love love it all. Thank you Sue for all the beautiful cards this week.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sandra Margaret Myra Maria Maureen Tob Threresa Saba Sheila Sam Wheelybad Hazel Patricia Steph Brenda Brenda Littlelamb Norah Karen Cameeli Pat Mrs B
Hug's my friends & all Wilsonettes
have a good weekend xx

Sue Edwards said...

I love this card Sue. So sophisticated.

Dawn Holben said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card today, I love the eternal rings striplet and must try cutting it as a background.
Love the shine on the ivy too and the colour is lovely.

sued99 said...

Love this card. The shiny leaves are lovely.

Brenda Lello said...

'Oh Sue, this card is so beautiful, I really love it and can't wait to find time at the weekend to do my take on this gorgeous card. Thank you for your fantastic inspiration . Hope you have a great weekend, Love Brenda xxx

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful. that is my favourite striplet i must say, hugs xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Ohh Sue you have used my favourite periwinkle blue on your beautiful card today
Your talent continues to inspire me and others
Take care everyone be happy
Theresa xx

Kathy Baker said...

Good evening Sue
This card is really lovely I really like the trailing Ivy die I think I am going to have to buy it as it can be used on many cards and I think it really makes it stand out with the shiny leaves
Love Kathy x

SHARICA said...

Lovely Colours xx

Victoria Baxter said...

Stunning card as always.x

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