Monday, 20 July 2015

Fabulous Day

 Hi crafters!  Today's offering shows the Portuguese Background done in a slightly different manner.  I started by cutting the outside of the background die in white, leaving a wide border around it.  I backed it with Sky Blue card and added mounting foam to the back of it to raise it for dimension.  I cut two of the inner die from the Portuguese Background die set out of white card and crisscrossed them, then set them on an angel with mounting foam.  I stamped my sentiment using a Black Archival ink pad on coconut white card, then cut a frame from the Lisbon die set out of Sky Blue card.  I backed it in white.  I cut two of the Portuguese tags in white and added the to the sides of the tag so they were peeking out the edge, but just framing the sentiment on the inside. I centred my sentiment inside the tag edges on the frame then attached the frame and trimmed away the excess card around the bottom of the frame.   I added the frame to the centre of the card with a few white flatback pearls to embellish.   I added a set of  white and blue mats then finished with a pierced mat, thin blue mat layer and a final white mat. The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Gorgeous card. Fred and clean looking but lacy too
Have a good day everyone

Pam said...

Sorry fresh and clean looking

Jan on the Fosse said...

Yet another stunning card to start the week.
Thanks Jan

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Very lacey effect Sue love the colours
Luv Rach :)

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. A lovely start to our week with a beautiful card, the blue and white combo with your selection of dies all go perfectly. A collection that I still have on my list and will one day own I hope.
Have a perfect day Sue.
Hugs to you, Tina, Sam and Alison.
Lancashire Steph xxx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card that is Lacey and very clean looking at the same time.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, wow, this card is stunning, love the colours always a favourite, and the intricacy of the dies. So many collections to choose from. Have a great day. Bx

Caroljsmith said...

Hi sue what a truly stunning card today I love this die collection and the blue and white makes the card look so fresh thank you.

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, you have such an amazing way of utilising all your dies which I would never dream of doing, I so love looking at your blog every day as you give so much inspiration.

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

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies must try this card I have all the dies to do this thank you tracyw

auscrafts said...

stunning card to start the week

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card, Thank you. take care Kitty.

Julie Elli said...

Wow Sue this looks really complicated. It is stunning and worth all your efforts.
Thanks for sharing
Big hug
Julie E

nattyboots said...

A beautiful card sue,
Elaine H X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very creative use of the dies which makes a stunning card. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue for a dull Monday morning , very fresh looking. JJxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card these dies are really versatile love it.
Nancyd xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely. Tres chic!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another really fab creation today.
Wonderful designing as usual.
Lovely colour choice too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda Graham said...

You amaze me Sue with all the idea`s you come up with to use your dies,I have this one so must give it a try,thank you, Linda x

ecco of sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a delightful way to start the week.
A truly beautiful gift in one of my very favourite colour palettes. Blue/white can never be wrong for me and in every shade of blue.
Once again your beautiful dies do all the work just as you want them to do when you are designing them.
I particularly love the middle format of today's gift and one I have tagged for my 'must do' file.

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

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love how you've used the tags. Sue XXX

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Truly breathtaking lovely lacy card, the colours are just perfect for this card, Yvonne xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Thank you for today's card,it is lovely,
Love the blue & white together
Best wishes
Karen M

Sam Smithard said...

To My Lovely Wonderful Friend Sue,
"WOW WOW WOW" What A Beautiful Way To
Start Monday Morning, I So Love The Soft Fresh Clean
Colours You've Chosen For Your Remarkable Card Today By
Choosing The Sky Blue And Coconut White Foundation Card
I Just So Love How You've Created Your Background By Cutting
The Very Beautiful Portuguese Background Then Cutting Twice
And Great Idea To Crisscross Them And Then Place Mounting
Foam On The Back Love To Give Your Background The Lift It Needs
Your Cards Always Look Terrific When They've Been Mounted Rather
Than A Flat Card, Since Following Your Blog And Watching Your Videos Etc:
I Always Use Mounting Foam To My Cards.
I Really Love The Different Mixture Of Dies You've Used Today
That's Another Terrific Thing About Your Magnificent Cards And How
You've Really Worked Hard To Create A Set Of Dies That Work So Very Well
Together. An Tremendous, Outstanding. Magnificent Card.
Sue My Very Wonderful Dear Friend Thank You So Very Much For
Sharing Your Card And For The Truly Amazing Inspiration I Look So
Forward Everyday To Open Your Blog To Check Out What Beautiful Creations
You're Bringing Us, The Tips And Fantastic Techniques Which I So Appreciate It.
Sue Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Huge Love And Hugs To Yourself xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug To The Wonderful Lancashire Steph xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card today, I must get these dies they are great.

Have a great day

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card today-clean & fresh colours.


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the fresh clean colours. I think this would be a great masculine card. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A lovely way to start the week. What a pretty card and lovely colour combo. As someone else said could be a man card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, just love the colour combo.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

A Happercrafter6 said...

Another lovely card. Where do all your ideas come from?

hettygarlick said...

Lovely card as usual. Setting the dies at an angle like that makes it look really different. You come up with such great ideas Sue!

doreenmj said...

I do like the wht/bl combination!!!

It makes the card look sooo elegant,

Doreen x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love the colours of the card together, it looks fantastic! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a truly fabulous card showing off your amazing dies. I do like the gentle colour combination too. Thank you for bringing us so many wonderful ideas, best wishes

Jane Franklin said...

Lovely colour choice. Very soothing. Love your ideas for using tags, thank you. Jxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card this morning, like the cleanness of it
and the way you have used the dies.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the card Sue. It's gorgeous love the way you have criss crossed the dies to make it look different. The colour makes it look so crisp also.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Quite dull today but hopefully it will change!
Love todays card !
Take care
Love Marg

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning absolutely stunning and reading the instructions it sounds so simple to make, but where do all these ideas come from Sue. Oh to have a small percentage of the genius that is you, the talent that you have is fabulous and you are such a generous person that you share it with us, thank you for that. have a great day hugs xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful gem today!!!
Your talent is endless and we are so lucky to
get share it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another amazing card, love the way you have used this lovely die, thank foe the inspiration, I'll be having a go at this one later today.

Laura O said...

another fab card ,great use of dies makes the card very interesting ,Laura O

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a lovely detailed card today and I like the colours. Looking forward to your show on c&c on Thursday.
Kathy x

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Another beauty to start the week just gorgeous,love the way you used the dies! take care Jane B.

Kate's Cards said...

How do you keep coming up with new ideas? Lovely clean card.

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely fresh looking card.
Hugs to all xo

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
An absolutely stunning card, love, love, love, it.
Have great day
Patricia xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card sue xx hazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card to start our week I love it, the colours are so pretty. You keep coming up with new ideas to use your dies I wish I had some of your talent.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

This is a very pretty card and a very imaginative use of the dies.


Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes

I think it goes without saying dearest Sue that each card that I have missed of late is as beautiful & as stunning as the next, sorry 'P' in Wales, I had virtually run out of characters yesterday but wanted to let you all know why I was MIA & that I hadn't abandoned you Sue & your lovely family of Wilsonettes. Deep down in your heart Sue you know that I would love to own every cutting die that you design simply because each & every one, even to the smallest, gives such effective & perfectly stunning results & it also goes without saying that I would be happy to make every card that you make & pass it on knowing that the recipient would be ecstatically happy with their gift.

Todays card is no exception, & for me Sam says it all...your ideas & inspirations which you so selflessly share with us are beyond any words of gratitude that I am able to suitably convey. When I get the dreaded card making block from my brain then I only have to turn to your fabulous blog, look through your dazzling & as always strikingly beautiful cards & one inspiration passed on from yourself Sue inspires another for me. I have only been with your Blog a short while, compared to many others but my husband has said that already I have made the best cards he has ever seen...what better compliment could you receive. x x x

Ladies...your welcome back, well wishes & hugs have brought tears to my eyes I cant believe that I have been missed as much as I have missed you all, what wonderful crafters we have as our friends Sue.

Needless to say I read every single comment & I care about you all but special mention must please go to the following

(Sandy H, Lynda’s Craft, Meg, Magpie......hugs to your friend’s dog, I know how she feels, Deb Curtis,Lorraine Eastwood, Maria Alder, Fluffycat, Dianne, Theresa, Alimecca....seems to me that there are a lot of so called animal lovers out there who obviously lack a conscience, when I used to breed Border Collies (through the Kennel Club & only occasionally) I was fabulous at this & helped Dam to raise happy well adjusted puppies & I often had my puppies back for holidays & their companions aswel be they birds, cats or dogs, & I always treated them in my home as caringly & lovingly as my own takes a lot to build a good reputation for yourself but then it takes even less to ruin a reputation (((((cuddles to Scamp))))) & also to all our much loved & trusting pets...... Janet Hampson, June Reynolds....have a wonderful time with your Daughter & grandchildren staying, ‘P’ in Wales, Patwyn, Yvonne G, Heather T, Muriel Kelly) Thank you so much my friends, showing you care simply means the world to me & of course to our lovely girls who of course send all the kisses & cuddles back to you all & your lovely pet companions. x x x

Wishing you (((((hugs))))) & a wonderful day Sue & the same to family Wilsonettes(PS at the demo I saw some really beautiful Xmas cards that Sue had made & to say that you are in for many more fantastic treats is an understatement, they will surely make you gasp with delight).

Take care & (((((hugs)))) Beth B x x x

carol quinn said...

Clean and crisp, beautiful

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love the centre of this card but have to say how the background suits and makes it stand out. Blue and white always gorgeous of course, thank you Sue and have a good week everyone
Muriel x

JosieB said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card for a Monday morning,
I love them all,
Best wishes

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, love the way that you have used the dies to make different looks. Thanks for the inspiration,
Heather Treble

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card, so clean and fresh

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Sky Blue and White, so clean and fresh, what's not to like!
Lorna D

Anne said...

Another lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree looks clean and fresh and love the colour too.
Marion H

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, such a bright and crisp card in the pretty blue with the white and super selection of dies used. I fear you have caught John's disease as I don't like to think of the die cuts being placed on an angel!!! love from Jackie xx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

This is so inspirational, love how you've used the background die - it's already on my wish list.


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the use of your dies. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well the day is dry and slightly sunny, but we have a bit of gardening to do today so I hope it stays dry.
Stunning card love the diecut layers under the sentiment, you always make them so beautiful. Thank you. hugs Shirleyxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card today, Sue, love that background die but don't own it - yet ! Altogether pretty sumptuous and a true Sue card. Thank you.

'P' in Wales

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. The more I see your Portuguese background the more I like it. SueL x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card and design.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
All I can say is FABULOUS!
Love the blue and white. x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, clean looking card today. Fabulous colour way too - Wedgewoodesque I think.
At least the sun is out ( at the moment anyway) and the winds have died down a little. Hope everyone has as good a day as is possible. Sending love and hugs to everyone especially to those in pain,feeling down or having treatment. Love Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
I don't know about fabulous day but I do know it is definitely a fabulous card! I love everything about it, the die cutting and the colour. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card I love it and the colours are gorgeous and the background is wonderful.
Have a lovely day xx

Debs A xxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous lacey card this morning! Lovely colour combination and sentiment. Debra x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card.
The colours are so clean and fresh looking.
Evis M.

Hellma said...

amazing card Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue amazing dies these lovely coulours too. Thank you for all your inspiration sue love always June xxxxxx

magpie said...

Hellooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow....what a stunning card! I love the Portugese dies....but then I love all your dies xx Gorgeous blue and white. Pastel colours are so calming. Beautiful, just beautiful Sue xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family xx Love and hugs too to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some xx Ooooo Beth, you'll have us all chomping at the bit thinking about these gorgeous Christmas cards about to be released.....! xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx "Thank you Sue" for all the inspiration you give us xx

SueJ said...

A really lovely card Sue, gorgeous colour and dies.
Brilliant sentiment as well.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card! Love Jean xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love this one. Haven't, for some unknown reason, got any of the Portuguese dies, so until I have, I will try to adapt others to achieve a similar look . Colours are great.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love this one. Haven't, for some unknown reason, got any of the Portuguese dies, so until I have, I will try to adapt others to achieve a similar look . Colours are great.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love this one. Haven't, for some unknown reason, got any of the Portuguese dies, so until I have, I will try to adapt others to achieve a similar look . Colours are great.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, blue and white are so clean and crisp together.
All your dies work so well with each other.
Take care everyone
Jess x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours so clean and pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card to start the week!
Rosemary xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very pretty, intricate and delicate looking.

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card. I do love blue and white. It makes the card look so fresh and crisp. As always the versatility of your dies is showcased so perfectly. The way you combine them and make them look so fabulously different never ceases to amaze me. You are pure genius.
Only 3 more sleeps til you are on C & C - sooooo excited!!!
Oh and it's my Birthday tomorrow - lol.
Have a marvellous Monday everyone
Crafty hugs

P.S. Just in case you're interested, my bbq belly was resolved by an extra large portion of broccoli accompanying roast dinner yesterday!!

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today to cheer up a wet Monday morning. Love your blue and white combinations and the dies you gave used are really beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Lots of love Diane G xxxx

Paula said...

A stunning card Sue, love the colours. I'm off to 'Pin' it! :)
Paula x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I love blue and white and your Portuguese Collection is so pretty so from my point of view you were on to a winner.
The card is beautiful. One I will try to ape but with maybe a little twist. Thank you so much for inspiring me .
Have a good week Sue and I hope all your preparations for Thursday go well. I hope you have sell-outs as usual.
Take care, everyone,
Love to all lovely friends on the blog, Hugs for Maureen! X
Myra xxx

Deb Curtis said...

Good Morning Sue and lovely crafters,
Beautiful card today Sue. I do love the blue and white combo, there's something very peaceful about it, looking at this card is like taking a big breath of fresh air. On first glance I'm thinking now how did Sue do that? Coming up with the ideas is the hard part which you're amazing at Sue, it's easy when you know how so thank you so very much for sharing all you ideas, inspiration and how-to's.
Thank you Lynda for your kind words, it really puts a smile on my face hearing that another crafter likes my cards. I just had another look at your board, can't take everything in first time lol, and just spotted another gorgeous card, a fire and ice, beautiful! I'm loving that we can all share with one another, thank you so much for sharing your work with me.
Beth, I hope your girls recover quickly from their ordeal. We have got my brother-in-law to look after our Suzie while we're away but it's still a wrench. She's a little rescue JRT and unfortunately has been affected by her past before we got her. So a combination of being a terrier and a rescue dog means she has difficilties with other dogs but is very loving with us and part of our family. She also needs company and the thought of her being treated badly or neglected(again) is unbearable so I know exactly where your coming from.
To all my other blog friends, sending hugs.
"Have a truly fabulous day!" everyone, blessings - Deb C xx

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
another great card...
Because of the blue colour it would be a fine birthday card for a little boy.
Rolf xxx

Susan Lesperance said...

I just want to wish you a fabulous day also. Another very pretty card!

Sue L

melody said...

Hi Sue, absolutely gorgeous I think I am starting to like the sky blue card as much as I like the periwinkle, love the way you have layered the cut dies. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Anonymous said...

Joan from Newcastle

Good morning Sue

I absolutely love the colours in your card. This card would do for a man as well as a woman.

Best wishes

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the lacy feel to it! Gorgeous colours! Xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

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

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, the colours and the design are gorgeous

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Thove Arntsen said...

Such a lovely card Sue, love Thove

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is just beautiful, another one of your "Smashers" of the week.
Have as good a day as you can ladies, and look after each other.
love Maureen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card. I will definitely have a go as I have those dies!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

patwyn said...

Stunning card today, Sue. I really like the Portuguese collection and the blue and white colourway is so fresh looking. Love it!

Pat xxx

weefortune said...

Lovely card Sue, Elaine x

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, love the colours.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. I really don't know how you come up with so many different ideas.
Zena. Xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Berina RGA said...

Gorgeous card Sue!! You are such an expert in making cards with die cuts!! Love all the layers
Moxie Craftie

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, and I hope your day is fabulous also. This is a beautiful card in clean and fresh blue and white and I love the layering. It really is amazing just what you can create with a few pieces of card and some dies, but that is the Wonder of Wilson.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a girgeous card you've shown us today. Love love love it. Your cards and dies are so inspirational Sue.

Lesley Cann said...

Great card to start the week. The colours are so crisp and fresh looking.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely calming card to open up after a hard morning's work in the garden pulling out elderberry plants which the birds enjoy planting for us. I haven't got any of your Portuguese dies but I might just have to invest in the background die as it looks lovely on your card. A truly beautiful offering today Sue. Thank you. Hugs xx Pauline A

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
What a beautiful card to cheer up a miserable dreary day sue x the colours are lovely and fresh and you really do know how to get the most out of your fantastic dies xthink I may have to write myself 100 lines
I shall write the rest later !!! Lol xxx
Yvonne I'm glad the broccoli helped !!!
Take care everyone xxx
Theresa w xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Maggie said...

I adore the portugese dies and your card is stunning lovely fresh card but I'm sure would be fabulous in most colour combos. I also loved yesterday's card couldn't comment yesterday had no wifi 😒
As always thanks for sharing

MaggieH Capricorncrafts

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! i've just bought this die set. Brilliant. Love this really fresh look.
Well done - again Sue!
Anne M xx

IVY Cheong said...

Wow another beautiful card to spoil us. Thank you. Love, Ivy xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Stunningly gorgeously beautiful!
Doreen R

Jean said...

Gorgeous colors!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I'm not usually a blue and white fan but this is gorgeous, the die cuts and layers work beautifully together.

Mary Lynn Cox said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and r
the lacy look from the dies.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

What a lovely card, great colours. I love the effect of your criss crossed Inner Portuguese dies, i would have never thought of that. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes.

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card. Love how the blue and white look so fresh. I love how you crisscrossed the die. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Beautiful card, love everything about it,

thanks for sharing, and all your inspirations that you pass onto everyone.

Love n hugs....Dorothy Macdonald

Joan Donaldson said...

Beautiful card Sue

Lesley Thomas said...

That background turns out beautifully - and very useful too.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, it is really difficult to come up with something original to say about your cards, as everything I can think of has already been said hundreds of times by all your followers. They are beautiful and an inspiration in so many ways, the different uses of your dies and the way you combine them - brilliant.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, colours, shapes and textures look fab.

Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Lots of love and craftihappiness to everyone.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I realy don't know how you think of all these designs........ Today's card is wonderful, I love the way you've crisscrossed them and put them all together - fab.
Colours aren't half bad, too.........:-)
Hugs, Rose

Chris Curry said...

Lovely colours Sue, and a very interesting back ground. Thank you.Xx

barbara macaskill said...

How could you NOT have a fabulous day if you received a beautiful card like this? LOVE the color and I need this sentiment!! I love sending cards with sentiments like this on them just because!!! TFS!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon Sue and lovely Wilsonettes,

i must admit that i am struggling to think of any new superlatives for this beautiful, intricate card since most of them have been said already! Your genius is unsurpassed and we are just so very fortunate to benefit from your unique vision, my own cards have never been better thanks to the inspiration i get on a daily basis from you. i wish that i knew where you get your ideas from because you never fail to surprise us with your designs.
i am beyond excited about your shows, 3 days and counting, that i am bound to spontaneously combust before they are aired so roll on thursday...please!
I've had such a busy day doing boring housework type stuff so no crafting as yet, hopefully I'll fit some in later-it really helps me to wind down again.
It's an abysmally soggy day in Stirling again, we've had a grand total of 4 days of real summer so far and as much as i love my country i would quite gratefully escape to sunnier climes right now:-)
Have a lovely evening everyone whatever you may be doing.

love and crafty hugs,


Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely colours, hugs Carole Z X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wonderful card, stunning colours and fab way to use the die. As usual a beautiful example. Looking forward to seeing what you bring to C&C later in the week.

cynindallas said...

I love the beautiful colors you have chosen and wonderful layout. I am wondering where you found the pierced rectangles? Thanks for sharing.

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Lovely fresh looking card, I agree with most of the comments, the blue and white is such a lovely combination. Very clever use of the dies, your mind must never rest! Hugs, Linda.

Susan White said...

How pretty and the crossed over dies give a really different look. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!
You have done it again and come up
with a amazing card and with the sweetest
colour combo. When i have done up all my
other cards (in about a few years) I will/
have get some of your card into my stash.

I worked with some of your die's on Saturday
and one was the Portuguese background and I
must say that the whole set is lovely.

Beth- when I read about mistreated animals it
make me so sad. I hope your pets will be ok.
My sister breeding Finish Lapdogs so I understand
how much work goes into making it right.

It's dinner time in this house so I wish you all
a good night and a peaceful one
Wheelybad and ToB hope you are doing ok
Hugs to all Wilsonette's and friends

Hugs Maria x

Net said...

Fabulous as always Sue. Nice to hear you're back on our screens.

Brooke Bont said...

love this card it feels fresh and different. Love the dies used.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card to begin our week
Karen xx

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, lovely card showing how to use your dies with imagination , just wish I had a teeny bit more!!! LOL.x

SHARICA said...

Lovely card .. love the colours xx

ursula said...

A lovely soothing card today, it is beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the colours, the layout everything about it.

I hope you are keeping well and had a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colour scheme.
Really looking forward to your upcoming shows on C&C this week.

liz spooner said...

Really beautiful card here Sue, I do love this colour combo.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautoful, love the colours

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone. I love this card because blue is my favourite colour an all the dies look so pretty together. Thank you Molly oxoxox

karen halliday said...

Hi Sue, Love the use of these dies, the crossover dies really look very pretty. Looking forward to your Thursday shows as luck would have it I am off work so will be able to watch live !!

Thanks for sharing your card

KazH x

Hazel said...

Stunning Sue, love your design and colours, it's a very pretty card. Hazel x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card and the colour combo is so pretty. Love the filigree around the sentiment.

Big Hugs To All :-)

Tina XX

Craftycatty said...

Striking card

Dawn Holben said...

Gorgeous card again today and I too love the colour combo.

Janice K said...

A fabulous card, love the cut work and colour.x

Wheely Bad said...

Will try and find you on Pinterest too... intrigued!
hugs, T x

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful! Love blue and white . The Portuguese background is lovely.
CaroleB xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, stunning card today in blue and white, one of my favourite combo's. As always very inspirational, Thank you!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Doing my very own twofer here! Todays card is fantastic, I love the colours- blue & white :-) and it's given me some ideas on how to deal with my massive month and a bit of birthday card construction as I feel I could make this for ladies or gents with a little change here & there. Need all the help I can get! I have to mention yesterday's card as it was just amazing! Such a clever idea & so so pretty.

Beth, glad your back- you've really been through it! I can't believe how badly the dog sitters behaved, disgusted by that and I hope your fingers heal asap most of all I'm glad your fur baby is responding to treatment, Billy sends wags & woofs xxx

Maureen, nice to see you posted today. Hope your ok, hugs xxx

Maria, I'm good, thank you, hugs xxx

Apologies for being missing. Mr W took me in town Saturday as he is giving up cigarettes and going to an e cigarette (am so happy about this- have wished he'd give up since I did but he's not a man you can nag). He wanted to get advice and buy one, the shop was first floor, no lift, so I said "it's ok, leave me in the fabric shop and when I'm done there I'll go to the yarn shop a couple of doors down" The perfect situation! Brought some fabric and some lovely alpaca yarn in the sale to make my mum a shawl for Christmas. He came back for me and we went to grab some other bits before coffee and cake. If only we'd had time to do the craft shol and it would have been extra perfect. Fell asleep about 20 minutes after getting home! A bit sleepy Sunday. Finally got my 'self' together and cut the fabric ready to sew up a bandana for Billy hopefully tomorrow then I can clear the table of sewing stuff and make some cards. Oh, and found time to take advantage of a 20% off voucher for an online shop and brought the snowflake deboss and corner/ border/ tag dies. A pretty good weekend in my book but it meant I couldn't find time to comment. Hope I made up for that today & hopefully back on schedule tomorrow.

Sending hugs and happiness to Sue & all the Wilsonettes, wishing you all good things.

T xxx

Gail said...

A beautiful and unusual combo of dies - love it xx GailT xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Friends
Gorgeous card love love it the colour combo so pretty the die's are lovely
Thank you Sue for all your inspiration.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Yvonne happy birthday for tomorrow xx

Beth so pleased your girls are ok now after there ordeal big Hug's for you & cuddles for fur babies xx

Deb C Arrr your little Suzie has found a loving home with you bless her.
My Bambie a little Chawuauwa she is also a rescue dog she is gorgeous.
Our Annie has been poorly this last month had to take her back to the vet today for more injections
she has a very bad heart murmur & fluid on her lungs.she is 13 so worried for her.

Special Hug's TOB Theresa & SHEILA xx

Big Hug's Sandra Margaret Myra Marie Maureen
Sam saba Sheila & Nikki Pat Sue Patricia Hazel TOB Theresa
Beth Deb C Cheryl Wheelybad TIna E Brenda L Brenda Littlelamb
Karen Cameeli Norah Alison love Lynda xx

Hug's to all Wilsonettes xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful clean card today. The colours are great and I love all the dies.

Love Helen xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! I love this card !! It is very lacey and delicate looking. The colour combo is great and I do really love the Portuguese Collection that you have used here, especially the background die you have made as part of this collection. Another gorgeous die that I have my eye on !! Fab sentiment to. This a wonderful card Sue. Thanks for sharing. I cannot wait until your shows on Thursday and I am counting down the days !! I made my first ever channel card today and I am very pleased with it. I followed all your instructions and it turned out better than I expected. Thankyou so much for all your fab inspiration Sue. Wishing you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Wishing all the Wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. I have this die so will be able to make a similar card.
Hugs to all my friends

Nia 1 said...

Hi sue
I love your card, you inspire me. I look every day but this is my first post as didn't no how. see if this works Nia porsmouth

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Nia, Welcome :-)

Hi, Sue, today's card is striking. Your Blue and White cards always look lovely.
I'm spending a few days in and around West Wales this week, so have sporadic Internet access !
Hubby and I have returned to Little Haven for the first time in several years.
It's still as lovely as it ever was !!
I will catch up when I can.

Congratulations to all the Comment Winners and Card Winner from last week.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in West Wales Xx

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. The colour's are lovely, fresh and clean looking. Love the way you have used the die's to do the focal element on your card. You are a great insperation to us crafter's as your creation's are fantastic and you give us the courage to use our die's in different way's.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Another truly amazing card. Love the size of the card and you still managed to make it so beautiful.

Thank you!

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the blue and white and the lacey effect.
I've set my recorder for Thursday as I won't be able to watch live.
Welcome to the blog Nia. Keep commenting.
Take care everyone.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
I am sorry I haven't stopped by your lovely blog for a while well a week or so just had sooo much on, Sadly we have had a death of a close friend and my son as suffered 3D burns and I am off to hospital tomorrow see I told ya I had a lot on lol.
Anyway todays card is stunning I just love everything about it thanks for sharing will watch the video later on and got the recorder set for Thursday..

Hugs Sarah xxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, lovely card, love the colours and the lacy look of the card.
Di B. xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I'm going back to see all the cards I haven't seen, due to my health,
I love all your cards sue,
if I could have 2 minutes in your head it would be priceless sue,
Lee my husband has told me if your ever in Wales again I will be seeing you
So can't wait lol
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card love the lace effect so elegant and the colour fab