Friday, 19 June 2015

Thinking Of You

Hi bloggers!  Today's card features the beautiful Canadian Background as well as several other dies from other collections.  I started with the background and cut it out of milk card.  I used the inside shape from the Sintra die to cut an aperture in the centre of the background.  I cut the same opening in the centre of a piece of sky blue card, then arranged my background to line up with it and trimmed the outside edges even.  I used the inside dies from the three Portuguese dies, Lisbon, Sintra and Porto, to cut a blue frame and edge it with a slightly smaller version cut out of milk card.   I added mounting foam to the frame and added it to the opening in my background.  I stamped my sentiment from the Phill Martin set called Decadent Damask Occasions Sentiments.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, then coated it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I cut two of the Elegant Lace Edgers and glued them to the inside edges of the frame and then seated it over my sentiment.  I cut two of the Foldover Flowers in blue and cream felt and seated the flowers with tulle, Mosaic Leaves and Splendid Swirls.  The background was adorned with 3mm cream pearls in the centres of all the floral sections.  I finished the card with a milk pierced mat, a sky blue mat and a wider milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4"  x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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176 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card again Sue, you amaze me with your talents.
Happy Friday everyone.
I have my twin grandsons Jack and Ryan aged 11, staying tonight, yippee.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and beautiful colours.
Nancyd xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew

I do love this colour combo. I love how you manage to come up with different and beautiful cards everyday that you share with us. I don't know how u do it!!! Love those flowers pretty
Love to all xx

TDQ Karen said...

Love this background, the card Looks opulent and the flowers give a real dimension to the finished card.

doreenmj said...



Love that colour combo, I really does work well,




Doreen x

hollyberry said...

Such a stunning card,love that background. Need to save up and get it.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card, very intricate without your dies we wouldn't be able to do this by hand. Flowers are stunning too. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you just lovely. such a pretty background.
Take care Kitty.

Linda28 said...

Such a lovely card today, love the background die and the flowers. Linda

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, love the decorative flowers.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WOW LOTS TO TAKE IN AND LOOK AT HERE. I WON THE FOLD OVER FLOWER DIE, AND SAVES HUGE AMOUNT OF TIME WHEN YOU NEED A FLOWER IN A RUSH. ALL CUTS ARE EQUAL SO CREATE NICE NEAT FLOWERS. BRILL DIE. THIS CARD HAS VERY MOROCCAN FEEL. LOVE THE BLUE AND WHITE LOOKS SO CLEAN. FAB,
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card today Sue and well worth all the work you have done as the end result is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.xx

Heather Rogers said...

Lovely card and so cleverly put together.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is another stunning card. Love the canadian background die, you don't have to do anything with it to make a beautiful card or you can dress it up just like you have with this one for a more elegant creation. The foldover flower's are just beautiful and i just can't stop making them in different colour's.
Take care everyone and have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card with my favourite Canadian background. I got this die a couple of weeks ago and have really enjoyed playing with it. The flowers and colours are just right too
Enjoy your weekend everyone, looks like being cold and wet here, must be crafting time
Muriel x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Sweet card Sue
Luv Rach :)

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, talk about amazing, I love todays card, every day you give us something new Sue, I wished I had an ounce of your talent, beautiful.

Enjoy Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card, this is my favourite background die (so far), and I love how you've cut the aperture and frame.
Congratulations to Grandma Norah on the arrival of Harry, I hope Kirsten continues to recover. Sue xxx

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue and all.
I agree with Nadine. My first thought was that the background looks like the screening you see in Morocco. It's lovely with the pearls on.
Thanks for sharing.
Big hug
Julie E

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Wow, this is stunning. I love the background die and the way you have cut an aperture into it. Felt flowers are my favourite. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Linda Graham said...

Love everything about this card Sue, thank you, Linda x

Maria Illsley said...

I really like this die its a wonderful card xx

Lizzybea said...

Good morning Sue and crafters,
This die is so versatile and looks fab. Another great card and so quick and easy.
Liz Robinson

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I love the Canadian background die and this card looks amazing with the recessed greeting set into it. I'm struggling to resist the foldover flower die, especially having seen how beautiful it looks in this design.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the background and love those flowers!

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! Oh! Wow! I just LOVE this stunning card.
Everything is so beautiful
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a beautiful card, love the way you recess your greetings, and the flowers are lovely against that background die. Have a fab day. Bx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful way to start this Friday morning.
I just love love love your background die and have to say it is now a NEED on top of my list. All other pieces just fit so beautifully and the finished gift is just BEAUTIFUL. Of course you have used my favourite colour palette too.

We are all settled in Marigny now for the summer and I'm sat looking at beautiful sunshine over the garden. What more could I ask for.
To all in pain or suffering today I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Love the Canadian background Sue makes for a lovely card. It's one on my wish list. Have a nice week-end everyone. JJxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, another stunning card today in gorgeous colours and with beautiful flowers. Have a great weekend and take care Jane B.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card,and the background is beautiful
Pat x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A delightful card. Love aperture cards and this is super.
Have a great day.
Ang x

sonja_w said...

Lovely card, really like the Canadian background x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card! I love everything about it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-love the aperture in the background , gives the card a very different look.


Michele

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card! The background die is so pretty you could just use that for a card. I love everything you've done with today's card, you are one talented lady. I haven't got any of Phil's stamps yet but I must get some because they are so nice.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A gorgeous card today using that beautiful Canadian background die.
Lesley S x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love how you have used the dies you are such a talented lady. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love the background die, the flowers are lovely. Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love today's card

Aspiring crafter said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the flowers!
XxxRuth

A Happercrafter6 said...

The Canadian background is lovely and you have given it a totally different look by cutting an aperture into it. Great ideas here, thank you.
Jan
Northampton

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I just love the Canadian background, this is such a pretty card. The flowers Are so cute, but you know me a flowers and bows type of girl. I can see this card being right for so mant occasions. Hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Laura O said...

love this background and the aperture is great too,great card .Laura O

Anne said...

I love the Canadian background - it is so versatile.

Anne (Northampton)

sandy acland said...

A really beautiful card.
I am getting more tempted with the flower die on this one:0)

Sandy (tort)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. The background die is gorgeous and the flowers are lovely. I have the fold over flowers die and it is so easy to use and produces such great results. Colour combination is fantastic too.
Have a great day everyone. Janet I'm very jealous of you - I'm so sick of this cold weather here. Yesterday it was more like Autumn than summer! Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love that background

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card, I especially love the background die.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

This is such a pretty card and I love how the depth of the aperture draws the eye in to the glittered sentiment...

Izzy

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love it all xx hazel

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi lovely Sue. Happy Friday. Thank you for the most beautiful card. This is the background die my lovely hubby got me for our anniversary earlier this week plus two more of your smaller dies. Ive not yet played with them but will hopefully soon, its such a beautiful die. I had a good outcome with the sparkle texture paste, its such a delicate lilac. So if you dont think its something you can do, just remember - if this muppet is capable of grouting through a mask, anyone can do it lol.
Hoping you have a lovely day Sue.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card, brilliant flowers.
Gail Cx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this background Die.... I have a few these flowers on so pretty!
Take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the Canadian die, it's on my wish list.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a beautiful card, the Canadian background is always stunning and the flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for giving us yet more amazing ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the Canadian background it's simply stunning and I love the way that you have cut the aperture into it. The sentiment stamp is very elegant, just love the whole thing. Thanks,
Heather Treble

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I really like this card although the at first I didn't get it. It's a very clever cut away card and would love to see this as a video. X Ros

auscrafts said...

I do like this Canadian Background, simply stunning

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Love today's creation!!! Very classy!!!
Weather not good here either(: oh well not to worry,
off to work to earn more pennies for more dies lol!!!
Have a good one everyone, hope the weekends better!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card .... I think I need that background die!
Rosemary xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Stunning card and very elegant. Love the background die and the colours. I think these are one of my favorite flowers. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card.
Stunning background die.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
What a beautiful card today sue I love everything about it x I have started saving already for ally pally although I don't think I can wait that long to get the canadian background I absolutely love the look of this die xgoing now to have another attempt at my sue video marathon x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

karenlotty said...

I so so love this background die I must treat myself I love the aperture/focal point you've created

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love your Canadian background. SueL x

Marion said...

Hi Sue yet another stunning card ,love the background die
another to add to the list.
Marion H

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
Love today's card. That Canadian die is gorgeous.....it is on my wish list....xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card, I have this die and wow what a die it is I love it
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. I love the look of the Canadian background die.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

gwen70 said...

Another stunning card Sue, it is simply wonderful

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, again my favorite colour combo. I don't have this beautiful background die yet but it is on my list for sure. Thank you.Xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This card looks like it is from a country like India, Turkey or Marrakesh because of the back ground die. Buildings in these sort of countries seem to have this type of concrete bricks made into the design of the building. It is a different type of card today for my brain processing as it is stuck in the images of the far off countries and hasn't come back yet. I do like the colour you have used today with the touch of blue showing through the milk card. It's funny how you can spot a Phil Martin sentiment at 100 paces in his precise style and the pompom dahlia's dies are the next need die as every time i see them made into felt flowers i just think how lovely they are and uniformed in style. Thank you Sue for another lovely card that could so quite easily be for the problem people.
They have sent Kirsten home from hospital(2days after a c section with complications) with the baby and both are doing fine. Harry's grumpa sorry grampa (although i still think i was right the first time)finally went to see our daughter and grandson, but still had to come back moaning about her fiance parents. Why? lord alone knows as they are only trying to be helpful by doing things for her and their son and it is their first grandchild as well so of course they want to see him whenever they can. He is the first great grandchild so Ryan's granny and grandad are fair excited and bouncing.His granny might have senile dementia but she can still go back to when she had her children. This wee lad has given 2 auld folk in particular a new lease of life which is wonderful to see.
Well now that i have twittered on and on i will go and leave you all with hugs for all my Wilsonette friends that need them,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Again a stunning card. Anyone would be delighted to recieve such a masterpiece!
Have a great day and be careful out there.
Anne M. x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the dies and the design is wonderful.

Debs A xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card with my favourite background, I have made a few cards with this as it doesn't need much more to make a beautiful card...but you have given us another idea by making an aperture, BRILLIANT. Thank you as always for your wonderful inspiration.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love it all .love Jean Z xx

nattyboots said...

Clean Crisp and Gorgeous.
Love it Sue .
Elaine H X

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card so pretty. Will have to try these flowers they are so different.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love the card. This style of flower is the only one that comes close to your version. Lol. All the others need more practise!

Love
Roz.x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a stunning edge to that middle diecut it looks just gorgeous, and the colour choice is gorgeous and I love the rolled flowers to. I hope you have a brilliant day. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
Well What A Truly Awesome Card, I So Love
The Canadian Background Die It Can Be Used In
So Many Ways As I Love How You've Added Pearls
Into Each Of The Beautiful Flowers Of The Die.
I Love The Fabulous Colours You Have Used The
Milk And The Sky Blue Card You've Used, And All
The Truly Tremendous Dies That Work So Very Well
Together, The Beautiful Portuguese, Lisbon, Sintra
Also The Beautiful Porto.
I Love The Beautiful Sentiment, And Your Truly
Outstanding Flowers That Always Look So Beautiful.
Well Sue My Dear Friend Please Take Great Care
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom, Colin,
Lots Of Love To Yourself
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Take Care All x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A very summery card today with all the beautiful flowers, daisy background and your lovely felt flowers. x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, but this is one I would need a video for!!
Your felt flowers are just simply gorgeous.
Lorna D

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, it is quite stunning.
Thank you for your daily inspiration especially when our mojosetts are lost
Take care, have a great day everyone, Jess x

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the frame work die.x

Kate's Cards said...

Very ornate and grand. xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow. Such a lovely card for us today. Must put this die on my wish list. You don't really need anything to make a stunning card.

nannapat said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I just love that background die and your flowers are so pretty. Pat x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another stunning card today
Doreen R

pinky said...

Stunning card, loving the fold over flowers.

IVY Cheong said...

A strikingly beautiful card, I just love all your background dies and and your flowers are always beautiful. I have these dies :-) going to replica thus card if you don't mind :-) love, Ivy xx

ursula said...

Another amazing card Christina, I just love those felt flowers, never tried them myself, and the background die, a must have.....luv Ursula xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card to adorn anyone's home its simply a pleasure to pop-in and see and breath-in the creativity. I will be so joyful in work today.
Thanks for sharing
Enjoy the sunshine for those lucky people not at work today.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Cameeli xx



Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
who's Christina??
An absolutely beautiful card, so elegant and I love the centre piece, the background and flowers - simply everything about it.
Hugs, Rose

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, from all of your backgrounds I have bought this Canadian is my favourite, it's so versatile I love it! Thanks for sharing.
love Junex (Cumbria)

Glennis said...

Another stunning card - this one is gorgeous

barbiepinkfairy said...

I have this background and I love it! It made a great box lid too.

Love the idea of cutting an aperture in to it. Must try!

I have some Canadian dies on order here's hoping they arrive today!!

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, I hope you don't mind but I have an update on Cully.

Bless her, as her tail wasn't getting any better on the antibiotics so we took her back to our vets, luckily we saw Sue ( must be something to do with that name) who is an absolute angel, she checked her out from head to toe and listened whilst we explained Cully's symptoms. We are now trying a different medication and early signs are very encouraging. Cully hasn't tried to bite her tail and looks much brighter. She even chased Tilly around this morning.

I am keeping everything crossed still ( making it very difficult to walk hehe) that Cully is indeed on the mend. To say hubby and I have been concerned is a vast understatement, it has been very hard to watch Cully as she has suffered.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the comments of good wishes and love to Cully from my crafty buddies here on the bestest blog ever.

Lol and hugs Lynne m & dastardly devious demon destructive doggie divas x x x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Yet another beautiful card using the Canadian background. It is at the top of my wish list and each time you show us it I need it more : ) Have a great weekend. Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

My favourite of the week.

SueJ said...

Such a lovely card Sue, your use of all the dies is brilliant.
Have a lovely weekend. Sue.

patwyn said...

Beautiful card, Sue. The Canadian background is stunning.

Pat xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours and the background is beautiful.

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
I'm late to morning, lovey card yet again, I don't know how you think up all these designs.

My card making is on hold at the moment, I am making a baby quilt, I have the front done now, so that's not too bad. Baby is due in 9 days so I need to get it done.

I've ordered the felt to make the flowers, I have made these flowers our of paper and they work quite well.

Have a great day
Maggie

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

WOW! stunning card, love the design on this one, the way you have used the dies is fantastic.

Love & hugs

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

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

WOW! stunning card, love the design on this one, the way you have used the dies is fantastic.

Love & hugs

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

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue the background is beautiful I love it thank you for sharing you aare one talented lady love always June horrocks xxxxx

Swiftycrafter said...

Love the background on this card Sue, the colours you used are ery pretty too and the flowers are exquisite.
Lynne xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card. I like that Canadian background!

carol quinn said...

such a lovely card today

Anonymous said...

Simply elegant love the colours and the foldover flowers another pne for my collection thank you sue for the inspiration love yvone bennet xxk

Jan Ltc said...

Love this the colours and lo are great xx Jan

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, The Canadian background is really a winner, so many different options.
Wendyxx

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and Wonderful Wilsonettes,
I love everything about today's card, the background is one of my fave dies, right at the top of my need list! The 3D dimension in this card is amazing, you really are looking right into the card, love the sparkle, the stamp, the flowers and the colours, can you tell this is right up my street? Fab!
Lynda - the son that commented is my youngest Joe, he's 14 going on 35, a real boy's boy but does show off to his mates about my cards, aw bless.
Pam - enjoy having your boys over, our parents never wanted to do that for our two, even though it's a way off we'll be woohoo-ing too when we can have the grandkids over.
Janet - how lovely, where is Marigny?
Steph - thanks for the encouragement to give things a go.
Norah - glad to hear Kirsten is recovering quickly and both her & Harry are doing well. Hope they both continue to flourish.
Lynne - it must have been worrying for you both but so glad to hear Cully is showing improvement. Hope she's better real soon.
Have a lovely day all, love & blessings - Deb C xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card with the beautiful Canadian background, my favourite favourite die, and I love everything about it
Going on holiday tomorrow to Italy so hoping there is wi-fi in the hotel so I can get my daily dose of inspiration

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card but I have missed something somewhere as I don't know about fold-over flowers - or is it just a memory lapse again!! The felt flowers look lovely and I can imaging stroking them they look so soft and fluffy. Afraid if I made a card with them it wouldn't be going anywhere except to someone at least 3 x extra special.

Janet you lucky lady, perhaps Sue could make us a card in Green as we are all so envious of you having sunshine to sit out in. I'd be happy at home with some sun, not asking too much am I?
So Pleased to hear Kirsten is home but tell her to make the most of all the help being offered so she can rest and recover. Harry sounds wonderful and a baby can help in so many ways.
Lynne - I am pleased that Cully is feeling a little better, she will soon be up to all her mischief again, you know helping digging in your garden, rearranging shoes and slippers and more.
Shouldn't have to say this in June but keep warm and well everyone.
Love and hugs to all
Meg
xxxx

Paula said...

Such a pretty card! I love that background, I keep meaning to get it but something else always seems to distract me and my memory isn't what it was! :) I also love the colours, 2 of my favourites.

Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Pauline A said...

Sue, I wish that my flowers turned out half as good as yours. They're lovely. Gorgeous card and I must put those Canadian dies on my wish list which gets longer by the minute. It's a case of buy one; want 3 more. Hugs xx Pauline A

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card.
It reminds me of North Africa.
The background die is delightful.
Regards,
Evis M.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue,

The Canadian background is by far my favourite die at the moment, it is simply stunning and so effective. It doesn't necessarily need a lot of embellishments but I love your recessed sentiment idea and the Pom Pom flowers are Devine. I don't have any of these dies as yet and I have my fingers crossed that they will feature in your next shows which cannot come soon enough for me!
Yippee! I can have a craft day today- I've had a manic week thus far with hospital, doctors and dentist appointments so it is nice to have some me time to catch up in my craft room. The weather is predictably dire, no tan this year methinks!, so I have no reason not to devote my spare time to playing with your dies and catching up on your demos......housework can wait!
I am a bit torn with Andy M in the tennis though, he's a local boy and I like to follow his progress so I guess I'll have to multi task this afternoon-being a female that should be no problem!:-)

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxx

Wal W. said...

Hi Sue, I love this gorgeous card, it's truly stunning..x

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

This is a stunning card and I just love the colours. I think blue is my favourite colour to use when crafting.

Lol Barbara W

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning, love it.

Di B. x

Saba said...

Hello Sue
Absolutely fabulous. The Canadian Background die is my absolute favourite. Don't know what I did without it! Love this card to bits.
I may be missing for a couple of weeks, we are going sailing and Internet is very hit and miss, will try to comment but if not, be back soon.

Love and hugs for all
Saba

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Very lovely. I think the backgrounf dir is my favorite part of this card. I have to work 4 hrs this AM and then it is off to the Great American Scrappbook Convention. There goes my budget

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I really like the Canadian background so versatile.

Love how you have used a mix of dies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Craftycatty said...

What a pretty card and shows the dies off to great effect.

Joan from Newcastle said...

Hi Sue

What a gorgeous card, love the dies used.

Regards
Joan

Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card today and I really love that background die.
And those flowers arevso pretty.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Wow lovely, love that blue.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pearl said...

Interesting card today Sie, so lovely, thank you.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue I do like anything involving the Canadian background makes such a statement. Have a good weekend love from Jackie xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

such a clean simple looking card, in great colours. I still can't decide about the background die, wether it's one I would get much use from? Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

hettygarlick said...

Another lovely card. I've just made a card this morning using the Canadian background. It's so pretty with the little daisies! And thank you Sue for the stamp set which was my prize in your draw. It arrived today and will be very useful. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Just caught up with yesterday's video - as usual, much enjoyed and thank you. Loved the bows/pins/flowers. And your top. All just lovely. Really like those colours together, both card and top!!
Today's card - well - how long can one live without the Canadian background? It's a really special die and of course am very tempted.
Have read (and mostly absorbed!) all comments and will just say glad Cully is recovering and hope both birthday girls had a good day.
Anybody still looking for discontinued SB Grand Squares - google Presscut. Similar and lots in pack. Great.

'P' in Wales

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card again and i love the double piercing why havn't I ever thought of that, because i'm not Sue Wilson thats why.LOL Thank you for a beautiful card Sue, take care everyone, hugs Johanna

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This reminds me so much of a Moorish Palace, and the type of screen which the women could look through, but not be seen. It's beautiful. I must get that flower die next!!!
Lynne M, I'm pleased that Cully seems to be a bit brighter.
Pam, enjoy your twin grandsons sleep over.
'P' in Wales, thanks for the thumbs up on the Grand Squares, will go there next!!
Love to all
Maureen xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow I absolutely love this card - it's so gorgeous :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the detail and the flowers stunning.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I started to do this earlier and was called away! Not far!!
I love today's card but then I love the Canadian background die. It's so easy to cut into smaller pieces too. I used the smaller die to go around the panels on a box!
Love the blue peeping through, very pretty.
Norah - pleased Kirsten and baby are home. Try not to do too much! x
Janet - hope the pastries were good today!
Love to everyone,
Myra xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.I still have not bought this die but it is one I will have soon as it is gorgeous.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I've been suffering from withdrawal symptoms having been house/dog/cat sitting for my sister while she's been off house viewing and I didn't manage to win the battle over her broadband, so I've missed this weeks postings :(. I'm back in time to see a wonderful card though. I do love the Canadian background, there seems to be so much you manage to do with it. My dad was Canadian so I find myself leaning towards the entire collection lol.
As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

melody said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card love that Canadian background die, love the way you have used the die cut in the centre, love everything about today's card. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, What a stunning card, I fell in love with this background when you first bought it out, it is definitely a must have, it just works every time. Love the felt flowers. In fact I love all of it.
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Jayne S said...

Stunning card which shows the Canadian backgroud off beautifully.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Yet another stunning card using probably my favourite of all the background dies. Colours are perfect too. The samples seem to be getting better and better.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card using my current favourite background die. I love this die, you can do so much with it. I was given a sneaky peek at your new 'C word' dies this morning and have already fallen in love with several of them. Looking forward to the blog launch and seeing what you have created with them.

Lynne - glad the new medication seems to be helping Cully, fingers crossed it works.

Norah - Kirsten must be doing well for the hospital to have let her go home. If the in-laws want to help thereby giving her time to rest then I don't see a problem.

Frances

TOB said...

Beautiful card. Hugs Theresa xx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Such a pretty card Sue x Loving the background die and wow, how you have mixed and matched with all the other dies! Love the sky blue and I love those felt flowers! Just beautiful, full stop! "Thank you so much Sue" for the inspiration that you give to us. Sending love and hugs to you, your family and to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Lynne, by 'eck, you've summed up Cully and Tully, lol! So glad that they're getting to some sort of "back to normal!" Hugs to them too xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

That Canadian background die is lovely I love it - just not too sure about the sky blue card (might be my monitor not showing the colour as it really is). Like the general design though.

Beverley W

Suzzette Yandle said...

I especially like the center of this card. Looks like I need a new set of Sue Wilson dies to accomplish this! Wishing all a great weekend.

Berina RGA said...

wow!! this is stunning!! love the background... the center of the card looks superb...

Barbara said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue!
The colours are so pretty and that background die is a must have.

barbara macaskill said...

Totally in love with this card!! Beautifully put together and great colors! TFS!

Lesley Cann said...

What a great card I really love the Canadian background die. The flowers add the perfect finishing touch.

liz spooner said...

Love this background die, must buy this.xx

Littlelamb said...

Love everything about this card. These dies are on my wish list. Thanks Sue for showing it.

Brooke Bont said...

what can I say beautiful

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Had to drop another line as the cats out of the bag and have had to pre-order some of the new range for Christmas. Won't say too much, but wanted them all but had to be realistic. Will say love the new santa and sleigh!!! Are you planning a C&C show any time soon?

Helen Bell said...


Hi Sue and everyone

A very pretty card again today. I especially like how you have die cut the centre of the background.

Love Helen xxx

Theresa Pace said...

love the look of those flowers. they give a certain softness to the card, hugs xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and elegant
Luv
Karen xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Love it, Canadian background is high on the list, so pretty. I love how the dies have cut in to the background too. Something I will try soon as I can.

Lynne, glad Cully has has a turn for the better, Billy sends paw hugs, wags and woofs to her for a speedy get well soon xxx

Norah, it's lovely that baby Harry has been a tonic to his great grand parents. I hope Kirsten is recovering well xxx

Sorry I've been AWOL, have spent all week feeling exhausted, ended up at the dentist yesterday with an bad infection under one tooth. Was given antibiotics and will lose the tooth in a couple of weeks as the infection destroyed the last bit of bone holding it in. First tooth apart from wisdom teeth that I'll lose, annoying as tooth is healthy. My biggest problem is how uncomfortable the dentist chair is and that in 2 weeks time I'll be in it for a very long time- a deep clean and extraction! Was asleep all last night and all today, perhaps this infection has made the tiredness worse and I'll perk up soon, fingers crossed for me please!

Hugs to you all, extra hugs if you need them

T x

Gail said...

Another fab creation - love the flowers and the aperture xx GailT xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, love this background die and the sentiment stamp goes so well with it. Love the Pom Pom flowers too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Edwina Scotney said...

Beautiful card today Sue just love every thing about it. I never cease to be amazed at your stunning ideas. Have a great weekend Edwina

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card I love this background die it's on my ever growing must list,hoping I might get it for my birthday beginning of next month.
Love how you have layered it up looks amazing
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hi Deb C I love haveing my grand children over I have three grandsons Joseph 10 Lmy daughter,& Alfie he is 9 & my baby Harry was 1 on the 12th so lovely having baby cuddles. Oh & two step Grandaughters 18 & 15 . Xx hug's Lynda xx

Lynne so pleased Cully is on the mend xxx Lynda xx

Sheila Hug's for you & Nikki love Lynda xx

TOB Theresa Hug's for you xxx

BIG HUGS to all my friends & all Wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Kerryn Ashton said...

Gorgeous card, love the background and flowers.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love, love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Happy Crafting. X X

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue - it's just amazing! Susan x

Vie Carter said...

I love this card Sue, amazing

Vie
x