Monday, 8 June 2015

Treasured Friend


Hello there my crafty friends!  It's a buckle card, you know how much I love making these!  I selected a piece of decorative background card from my craft stash and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled off the backing paper and micro beaded the entire piece for some lovely texture.  Next I cut two of the Caribbean Borders out of milk card and glued them to the top and bottom edges of the card.  I cut a length of double pearl strip down the centre and added a pearl strip to the outside of each of the borders.  I cut the St. Kitts die out of milk card and cut a matching milk backing piece.  I glued them together then used the smaller inner die to cut the centre out of both pieces creating a frame.  I cut two of the inside die shape from the St. Lucia die out of milk card and used the oval die to cut them into frames as well.  I used the Pierced flag die set to cut a double ended forked strip to use as the buckle for the card.  I carefully wove it through the two side dies and the centre die and added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimensions.  It is a very tight fit (if you decide to re-create this card), but can be done with a bit of patience.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the Caribbean background die and inked it with Evergreen Bough distress ink to match my background card.  I added it to the centre of my card with mounting foam.  I embellished the die cuts with some cream flatback pearls before adding my usual matting and layering to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.







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189 comments:

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the buckle, border and those pearls!!

Heather Rogers said...

Lovely card for Monday morning. Have a great week.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Beautiful card , like the buckle technique and the micro beads. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful buckle card, I love using micro beads as it gives a great tactile feel & different slant on cards. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful buckle card,love the backing paper.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, always love your buckle cards and today is no exception. Lol lynne m x x x

carol quinn said...

Stunning

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card. Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

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

Aspiring crafter said...

Gorgeous card Sue , love the colours ,
XxxRuth

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really beautiful card today Sue, love it, the embossing is so crisp, wonderful.

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW I love making your buckle card's and this one is stunning. Nice to see the micro beads making an apperance they give a different look to your background and with a lovely texture to the finished creation. Don't have the st Kitts or Lucia at the moment but they are on my LIST lol. I have the rest of the collection so i will keep this one until i get them and then have a go at making this one.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card thank you. I so enjoy the your micro bead techniques
Pat x

TDQ Karen said...

A proper Sue special, love the buckle and micro beads, stunning x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful, love your buckle card and it's great to see micro beads again. Sue xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. A sunny start to a new week here in Lancashire, and this beautiful buckle card has added even more lovliness to the morning. A buckle card is something I've never tried, think its a confidence thing if that doesn't sound daft ! As I have already made a pledge to myself to try the cosmic shimmer sparkle paste this week how much more pressure can I take lol so I will leave the buckle cards to the expert. I just love the way it all comes together in the centre, with each die showing its beauty, mmmmm lovely.
What ever your plan's today Sue, hope you have a lovely one full of happiness with mom and laughter.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue,

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the border dies. Love Jean xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the dies you have used. And the design is wonderful day today.
Have a lovely day
Debs A xxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, just fabulous!!!
Have a good one. Loopy Lynda xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card I also love your buckle cards.
Nancyd xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card today, I now have the pierced flag dies so can attempt to make something like this card.
Love the colours as well

Have a great day
Maggie in Solihull

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely combination of dies to make a stunning card. Love the texture with the beads.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Linda Graham said...

A great design on this one Sue, love the colours, thank you, Linda x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card with lots of intricate details, beautiful.x

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning all,

I'm up early today as have been invited by 2 WI friends of mine to join them on an outing to Watchet Harbour and Hinchcombe House.

Such a beautiful offering for today, I love these buckle cards of yours Sue, they make your card look so intricate yet so gorgeous.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

sonja_w said...

Beautiful, especially the colours x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Back at you with the sentiment, Yay! my favourite micro beads are back lol, I love the texture they give the card. Today's card ticks all the boxes for me and has been put straight on my 'To do' list.
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beauty. I love the backing paper, and your buckle cards are always a treat to look at : ) Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very ornate.

Michele

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the way you have used the dies the addition of the pearls is a lovely touch. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Laura O said...

great card ,Laura O

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card,and very ornate.love it

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card to start the week!
Maggie B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Good morning Sue and all
lovely card today from the colour to the microbeads to the buckles and the dies. Really must try a buckle card.
It is a holiday here today and lots of tourists even though it is winter. We have had a beautiful day and I am sure will be a very cold night.
Have a lovely day whatever you are doing
Muriel x

karenlotty said...

Your buckle cards always amaze me Today's is gorgeous

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a lovely card again today and looking forward to the next beauties to come this week!!Take care Jane B.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card today. The buckle cards are so nice. Lovely colour as well. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful! Love your buckle cards and this one is no exception. Very, very, pretty.
Sorry this is short today, but off to London this morning for the week so need to go and pack etc. love to all, Alison xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card today. The buckle cards are so nice. Lovely colour as well. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card today. The buckle cards are so nice. Lovely colour as well. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Pam said...

beautiful card Sue, a Buckle card is always a delight.
All my visitors go home today, back to normal and work from tomorrow.
Have a great day everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow gorgeous stunning card today Sue. hugs xx

doreenmj said...

I too, love the buckle cards, must use my micro beads again!!





Doreen x

Carol M said...

A gorgeous card, Sue. I'm relatively new to card making and I have to say I've relied on you to teach me the techniques - and for inspiration.
I love your dies and my collection is growing rapidly. Thank you :).

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
BEAUTIFUL. So pretty and feminine. I have just bought your buckle dies so will be having a go later.
Love Jan x x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Morning Sue...! Lovely card
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a beautiful card, so ornate yet so elegant. Love the buckle cards and it's nice to see the microbeads being used again. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Your Buckle gifts have been missing for a little while but here comes one truly beautiful one to start a Monday morning.
I think it's the first one I've seen using your later dies and don't they look gorgeous. They certainly add something unique by using two different dies to create the buckle and what a gift for any gender or any occasion. Thank you Sue for a fantastic start to a very busy week for me.

I hope everyone had a successful week-end in whatever you did and that you managed to get outside into some sunshine and warmth.
Totally out of the crafting world and into the sporting one. Did anyone see Sir Bradley Wiggins last evening slash the World Hour Record in the velodrome in London? For any non informed Cyclists the idea is to cycle as many Kms in One Hour. He cycled 54.526 smashing the previous record. It was amazing to watch. The skill, stamina and dedication he has is just out of this world. We have some all time athletes in this Country.

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

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

I love your buckle cards...this one looks very intricate but the close-ups show how it's done...amazing how well all the dies work together so beautifully...

Izzy

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, it's always amazing how all your dies work together.
Lorna D

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely to see your buckle card again. I don't have these dies but could improvise. This looks just stunning.

Love Rosemarie xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Yey another gorgeous card today and such a pretty colour. A buckle card is on my must try list too - the list gets longer and the time gets shorter! Thank you for sharing this today.
Love Diane G xxx

Victoria Baxter said...

Wow Sue this card is stunning. Looks so crisp and detail is gorgeous.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so different . love Jean Z xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful buckle card and super to see the micro beads back.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue. Another gorgeous buckle card. Personally, I can't get enough of them. I'm having a go at doing one in black and gold for a male member of our family. Just hope that it looks half as good as yours! Hugs xx Pauline A

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the buckle effect with your dies. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for your confirmation of a prize this morning . It was lovely to hear from you!
This card is another lovely masterpiece. The weaving of the buckle looks lovely.
Have a great day everyone. Anne M xx

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
A Gorgeous card today. I do so love that buckle die, and it is on my wish list....
Have a lovely day everyone...xxx

pinky said...

This is super gorgeous Sue. Can you recommend a glue to use for sticking intricate die cuts?

Anne said...

What a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is really pretty. I love the background paper with the micro beads on, and the evergreen bough DI matches the paper beautifully. I love it.
Thank you for your confirmation email regarding my prize, I am so excited !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Angela (UK) said...

Hi Sue, I just love love love this card, like you I really like the buckle cards. "Beautiful" :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I always love your buckle cards and this one is no exception! The colour is so pretty!
Lesley S

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual. Love the colour you have used. Haven't made a buckle card yet. Will have to have a go.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I have just bought your pierced flag dies, they are so useful aren't they. Might have a go at a buckle card, your card today is lovely. SueL x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colour, not done a buckle card yet will have to have a go

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is Truly Tremendous, And The Sentiment Is Just Awesome
I Love The Colourway You've Chosen
I'll Be In Touch
Take Great Care My Dear Friend
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love the colour too
and you are our treasured friend.
Marion H

Rosemary Stickland said...

Like this design very much .... buckle cards are new to me, think it's one to try.
Rosemary xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today, think it's one of your best buckle cards yet....GORGEOUS!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous buckle card, love it, nice to see the micro beads make an appearance. I have just got the pierced flag dies and I must say they so useful.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, these dies work so well together to make a stunning card.
The micro beads give it that bit of texture.
No frills no bows, but still stunning.
Take care everyone, Jess x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and sentiment xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love today's card, but why do I like the background card (like the Sage one) when its not on sale?
Love the colours and the buckle, after all these years is one I haven't tried!
Take care Sue
Love Marg

Lesley Thomas said...

OH Wow, Sue, what a treat. Buckle cards are one of my favourites, and this one is really super. Love the colours, love your choice of dies, love everything about it.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

ursula said...

This is so beautiful Sue, love that buckle effect...luv Ursula xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, oh this is such a clever design, I love the buckle and the colour choice is just gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful day. hugs Shirleyxxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely design so very pretty
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I do love your buckle cards. Very intricate! xxxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card but just a bit to busy for me. I tend to like simple cards most of the time, but then you show us one and I change my mind
Wendyxx

patwyn said...

Hi Sue
Your buckle cards are always gorgeous. Mine look nowhere near as good. Lol. I'll just keep trying - practice makes perfect so they say.

Belated congrats to Donna and all the comment winners.

Pat xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! WOW !! WOW !! I absolutely LOVE this card !!!! I bought your Caribbean Collection from c+c when you had your shows on there. Their Flexipay is the only way I can afford the whole collection of dies in one go !! I must say that I really do love the whole of this collection. Today's card is nothing short of stunning Sue. Great to see the micro beads again !! I love the way you have put all the Caribbean dies together to create such a beautiful centre piece. A great way to use the pierced flag dies to !! What a lovely finishing touch to use the centre oval of the Caribbean background die to house the lovely sentiment on too. Oh and adding the sticky pearl strips top and bottom adds to the very classy and elegant look of this card. I love the colours to. Can you tell yet that I love this card !!!! This one is definitely going to the top of my "to make" list. Thank you so much for sharing this card Sue. Sending you and your family lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Keep the Caribbean cards coming Sue. I love to get card ideas for these dies.(sorry hope that does not sound to cheeky !!)

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Glennis said...

Lovely card today - thanks for sharing

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
a beautiful card with great colours...
Your card is so amazing. There´s nothing to say as: You can´t make it better.
I would say this is one of my "this years favourites".
Rolf xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card the colours are so pretty and the dies are stunning lovely lovely card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love the way that you put things together in ways which are so different. Must have a go at this card as I haven't tried a buckle card yet.
Thanks,
Heather Treble

Chris Curry said...

What a stunning card Sue. Nothing else to be said. Thank you. Xx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card, I love it very much. Have a good week ahead, Ivy xx

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue I love it you are one gifted lady thank you for sharing love to you and yours June horrocks cxxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love your buckle cards and this one is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

hettygarlick said...

That's a really beautiful card.

SueJ said...

Oh! Sue this is such a beautiful delicate card, any friend would be delighted to receive it.

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Now there is one stunning card, love the pearls!
Gail Cx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love your card it's beautiful, it's my birthday today so
woke up to breakfast in bed, and spoilt
can you imagine what I got, yay sue' die's and some money
For more crafty goodies,
if you could see my craft room lol my hubby
Would say, she doesn't even no whats in there..lol
sue This would be a good idea if we could send in pic's
Of our craft room's
and get other ideas for Storage and other things..
For people that don't know I'm disabled and don't do computers
I no there's other blogs out there but my son puts me on sue'and that's it
Even if he showed me (which he has) I wouldn't remember 5 mins later
Anyway crafty hugs Julie xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

looks ace. love your buckle cards, they are you if that makes sense :). is that paper g45? hugs xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, Really like this card, I think it is the symmetry that appeals to me, love from Jackie xx

June Reynolds said...

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

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.
My oh my what a smashing treat this morning.
I love the intricacy of this one. I don't have these dies yet but if it wasn't for u showing us what we can do with them I probably wouldn't have as many sets!!!
Naughty lady u are sue lol
Anyways recovering from my nasty fall on sat with a lovely split on my head to go with it. Wasn't too bad yesterday but God I'm feeling very sore today and I've another few days before I can wash my blooming hair as the cut was glued together! I find this amazing I was just glad I didn't get stitches lol.
Anyways I'm happily crafting away as I've been warned to take it easy. I'm actually doing as I'm told for once lol.
Anyway love to all xxxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Sue, love everything about it. Lots of us seem to like the good old micro beads - adding texture without bling! Think may have to get the pierced flags.
JULIE LAZ - Happy Birthday! Pleased you got some SW goodies, and more to come by the sounds of it.
Sam - great to see you back.

'P' in Wales

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, I love the clever way you weave the dies together, it looks so intricate but when you look closer it's quite simple. really pretty card!! x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A CARD. LOVE IT ALL STACKED AND LOOPED UP LIKE THAT. GRAND BUCKLE CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Paula said...

Another beautiful card Sue, I love the buckle cards! :) I hope all those suffering today feel better soon,

Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Edwina Scotney said...

Simply stunning Sue, I love your buckle cards, and in my opinion this is the best one yet. Have a great day Edwina

Susan Lesperance said...

This card is stunning Sue. Have a beautiful day!

Sue L

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue, love the papers too.

Love & Hugs

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

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very classy, beautiful card!
Doreen R

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love today's card absolutely stunning, so intricate.
Looking close I think I could manage similar. It's the Dies and your Genius that makes it so beautiful.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Olga said...

This is extremely pretty Sue! The dies are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue
I have a jar of micro beads from Creative Expressions that I haven't even opened yet. I now have an idea of how to use them.
Regards
Joan from Newcastle

Swiftycrafter said...

Beautiful card card Sue.
Lynne x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours, a beautiful background with the micro beads and fab dies all put together so expertly.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very very nice

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the detailed dies you have used very pretty.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, two of your favs in one card, buckle design and micro beads. They have helped make a stunning card. X Ros

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card again Sue. Thank you. Have not tried a buckle card yet.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

I love the effect of the interwoven dies with the pierced flags die. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, I do like the colours you've chosen.

Nana on the Hill said...

Just love the way you do this! Another beauty Sue, thanks for the inspiration.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I love this card, stunning.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

jane stillman said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love the die cuts and design x

barbara macaskill said...

What a wonderfully interesting card!! Mesmerizing almost!! LOVE! TFS!

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue, this is a stunner of a buckle card, absolutely fabulous. Those Caribbean dies are something else.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love all the different ideas you come up with.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love this buckle card.
I have never made one but I am determined to give this one a go.
Best Wishes,
Evis M.

Susan White said...

Lovely colours, and seeing the I in the middle of the card has reminded me to go make a card for my nephew Iain! Thanks, Susan x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

redfox said...

I love your buckle cards Sue. They look so complicated but you explain things so well that one day I really am going to have a go at creating one! Love to everyone, Sarah

nattyboots said...

Gorgeous, loving the buckle idea
Elaine H X

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card,still haven't attempted to make a buckle card yet thou.

Suzzette Yandle said...

I'm liking this buckle card. You have inspired me to make a card this week using the buckle card technique. Hope all goes well with my endeavor. Wishing all a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue I like how you've mixed the die sets. I haven't used my microbeads for a while so this is a reminder to get them out again. Thanks. Anniekk xxx

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Pretty and beautiful
Never tried a buckle card must give one a go!

gailgale said...

This is very beautiful and so intricate.
Love,love,love,it.
Dalyce

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love how the background looks with the micro beads, I must give this a go.
Lorraine

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, lots of details wonderfully composed.

Craftihappiness to everyone with lots of love

Mary Lynn Cox said...

This is the perfect card! I need to make 2 birthdays cards tgis week and this one will fit the task nicely.



Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue &wilsonetts,
We have another day of sunshine but a chilly wind just got back from a lovely walk with the doggis.
Sue I love Todays card but I confess i haven't tried a buckle card but will have a go as this is gorgeous.
Love all the die's used & the background with the micro beads is lovely.


JULIE LAZ HAPPY BIRTHDAY pleased you got some Sue die's have a lovely day. Hug's Lynda xx

Beth B left another message on my G + circle I added you as friend.Have a lovely day. Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's to all my friends & Wilsonettes xx

terrie said...

beautiful card and such a lovely color...
Well done Sue

Bejay Roles said...

What a delightful card to start the crafty week, Sue. I was thinking how clever you are to get all the pearls level...until I read it again and realised it was a strip lol. I don't think I would even get a strip straight :).
As always, thanks for sharing all your wonderful cards with us on a daily basis. x

Maggie C said...

Hello and Happy Monday Sue. What a lovely card with great use of the dies and looking so intricate. Clever you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
I can confirm that this is the most beautiful card in real life as it is in a box frame in my craft room. I won it by e-mailing into C & C. It also has the added bonus of Sue's signature on the reverse!!! In fact I'm looking at it as I'm typing this.
Maureen xxx

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful buckle card, love it

Vie
x

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card with a lot of detail, what a good start to a new week
Kathy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oooohhhh I can see what you mean about a tight fit for the buckle from the close up photos -it does make a lovely card though so well worth the patience and effort.

Beverley W

Deb Curtis said...

Wow Sue, this is some seriously clever crafting!!
The way you have joined all the pieces together by threading a flag through the whole lot is ingenious. I love the colours in this being a blues and greens girl. I always get excited when I see one of your cards that I have all the dies for so will defo have a go at this one, it defo has the wow factor! Love the texture from the micro beads too.
An all round winner for me!
Blessings all - Deb C xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Your samples are just getting better and better. Each time I see one that I like the next day tops it. This is a stunning card. Love the whole effect and once again wish that I had half of the imagination and creativity that you and your team do.

Carole Z said...

Wow beautiful card Sue, hugs Carole Z xx

Rach83 said...

Stunning card, Sue and what a clever layout with your dies. Love it!

Rachel x

Karen Drew said...

What a beautiful card to start the week.
Luv
Karen xx

Natalia Smith said...

This is so beautiful, love the background x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a bit late today but what a gorgeous card! It looked a bit familiar and then I read above that Maureen had won it ! That's why it was so familiar - she sent me a photo of it! It is really lovely and great to get all the instructions on how to make it!
Lovely colour and lovely dies so imaginatively used! You are the best! Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens in the near future!
Tracy - sorry about your head! Hope you feel better soon.
It's raining and cold again after a lovely day! At least I don't have to water the plants!
Lots of love,
Myra xxx

Scottydog said...

Love this card - just one thing - I don't have any of these dies! Will have to see what I can adapt. Thanks for the idea Sue.

Linda28 said...

A beautiful buckle card, just love it especially with the micro beads. Have never tried to make one yet! Thanks for the inspiration. Linda.

Julie Elli said...

I'm giggling as I write Sue. I looked and adored then scrolled down to read the posts and had to scroll back to the picture again. I did a double take because I couldn't believe there was no bow! And no flower! I thought I must be mistaken so went back to check!!
It is beautiful even so.
Thanks for bringing back the buckle.
Big hug
Julie E

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and I love the micro beads and the pearls. A lovely way to start the week.

At last we had a decent day so I was able to do plenty of work in the garden with sunshine and NO WIND, now I am exhausted but you have to grab the opportunity when it comes.

Julie Laz - sorry it is a bit late but wishing you a Happy Birthday and have fun with your presents.

Frances

liz spooner said...

This is so beautiful Sue, love that buckle effect and the colours are stunning.xx

Dawn Holben said...

That card is absolutely gorgeous.
your buckle cards always look fab and beautiful.
I must try and have a go at making this one, I love it.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wonderful, I always love your buckle cards

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What an absolutely stunning card. I love your buckle cards and this has got to be one of my favourites so far.
This particular one went to a very good home when you so kindly gave it as a prize,
Maureen, I am not jealous at all, well, maybe a little bit!!

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card - love all the details on it and the backing paper is lovely too - fab xx GailT xx

craftynanna said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue i love making buckle cards but this one will have to wait as i don't have any of these dies, sorry, i always see others that i want instead, hugs to all Johanna

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh Sue, wow.....this is stunning, just stunning x I love the Carribean dies. "Thank you Sue" for all your inspiration xx Hello to Sam and happy belated birthday wishes to you Julie! xx Will have to catch up...just to say, please take care when you are downloading anything. I became "crypted" on every single file that I had...which was quite a lot! Every time I went on my laptop, a message came up saying these people could de- crypt it but at a cost. I've now got a more up to date one (I had the other one for 5 years) but that's beside the point. My husband, bless him, has been putting things on this one, right from the very beginning. I'm just so grateful he's a very patient man! Just take care everyone. It has really put me off downloading things which is a shame because there is some lovely free things like papers out there. Anyway! Shall try and catch up Sue in the next few days.....congratulations to all you comment winners! Wonderful! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your family and to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Love Karen xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I am a bit late on the blog today
But just had to comment on this lovely card you have created for us to drool over
It is so inspirational the way you use your dies however do you think of the wats you put things together
I wish every one well
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue this is so beautiful, I bought the Caribbean Island background die but must get the rest of the collection. Love the pierced flags too. Such a clever use of the dies but then you always show us so many different ways to use our crafty tools..Thanks for the inspiration. Natalie x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Beautiful card. Have yet to make a buckle card
as so many other things. Beautiful die works.

Happy Birthday Julie, hope your day have been nice.
What die's did you get this morning, I'm nosy me lol

Tracy- hope you are feeling better soon.

Congrats to Wheelybad to win the Carina die.

Anyone in pain, hospital appointments etc Take care!

To all Wilsonette's and my friends,

hugs Maria x

melody said...

Hi Sue, fab card love the buckle an the pearls, the micro beads are great for a bit of texture, stunning. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, love the colour and how you have used the pierced flag die to complete the buckle design.
Defiantly a thumbs up for this one. LOVE IT !!!
Hope you have had a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

This card is stunning, fantastic buckle card

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Eunice said...

What a wonderful idea, Sue. I have never seen the buckle card!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a truly beautiful card. Never ever have I made a buckle card like this, so I have put it on my long list of "to do cards" . Fantastic card Sue, thank you so much for all the inspiration you give to me and others.

I have trouble with my cutting, I think its the card that I use. Can anyone tell me what weight of card should I be using for die cutting?? TIA

Hugs everyone....It is time I was in bed...goodnight.

Love Dorothy Macdonald

Darlene4527 said...

This is a very pretty buckle card. Love the effect of the dies you used!

Angela Wade said...

A pretty card, Sue.

Hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

I love looking at your buckle cards. This one is so pretty and feminine.
After two weeks of searching in my tip of a craft room I've found my Flag die and my newest striplet. They were on the same magnetic sheet which had attached itself to the next magnetic sheet so strongly that I couldn't see it. I'm so annoyed with myself for wasting so much crafting time but really happy that the prodigal die has returned.
Belated Happy Birthday wishes, Julie laz. Congratulations to all the comment winners from yesterday.
Take care everyone.

Jill Berg said...

Love it!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card it is so beautiful.
Di B. x

Tracy Stitt said...

I try to use around 250 gsm for mine try moving undies around on the plates sometimes if there is a lot of detail they need moved and a few extra passed through the machine hope this helps u xx

Tracy Stitt said...

That was meant to be dies not undies and a few extra passes in machine. Silly predictive text. I'll make sure I read before publishing lol xx

C A W said...

These dies are beautiful, a real stunner.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant video and a beautiful card, thank you. LOL Brenda xxx

Elaine Ann said...

Another very pretty card. I love the buckle effect.
Best Wishes
Elaine Ann

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue...sorry for the lateness...I have been away poorly but just had to come back & say I really, really love this card, it is simply gorgeous...the buckle effect is fast becoming one of my favourite of your card designs along with the striplets & Gemini's...I remember looking back over your posts & coming across your green triple buckle card & that was stunning also...so nice to see different versions to inspire us to use dies in different ways...thank you so much Sue for sharing with us, those 2 words seem inadequate for someone who does so much for us. Hugs & smiles to you, your family and Wilsonettes...Love Beth B x x x

America said...

LOVE how layering these multiple shaped fab dies has left such an amazing opening. GORGEOUS DESIGN! WOW! I'm sooo totally inspired! Thank you!

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Jean said...

So detailed and elegant!