Sunday, 18 October 2015

Anything For You

 Good Sunday morning all!   Quite a simple card for you today.  I started by embossing a piece of duck egg blue card with the Leafy Quad embossing folder for background texture.  Next I cut four of the Canadian borders in white and glued them to the edge of the background, mitring the corners.  I ran a row of self adhesive pearl strips around the edge as an embellishment.  For the focal element, I used the inside die from the Ornate Pierced Design Noble and cut it into a frame.   I then cut it in half, put the two halves together and cut it down a bit further.  I reassembled it and taped the pieces back together to form a more circular shape.  I added mounting foam to the back, stamped my sentiment on another piece of card, then attached the smaller frame over it.  I cut several of the Open Petal Perfect Peonies and made a bunch of flowers that I then used to cover the cut lines in the die as well as embellish the die cut.  I completed the card with a pierced white mat, a thin duck egg blue mat and another plain white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

Janice K!!!
Lorna D!!!
June Horrocks!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x




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160 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, just gorgeous.
Congratulations to comment winners.
Huge hugs for Melidy, Francis and Molly, also Tracey.
Take care everyone.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a bright and cheerful card.
Your border dies are so usefull
PAT X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
really pretty card today. Love the embossing folder, the borders and of course the color.
Congratulations to the winners
have a good Sunday
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.
Stunning, absolutely beautiful.
Congratulations all winners.
xx

hollyberry said...

A really beautiful and elegant card today.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

It is simple but looks so impressive and as if a lot of work has gone in to it. these are very useful cards to have in store for the unexpected event. it's lovely. I love the new card.

Having asked, I am hoping that CE are going to start selling sample sets of card so we can see the exact colours we want to buy! I think I would end up buying more if I could be certain of the colour.

If anyone else thinks this might be a good idea post a comment then we can see how interested people are in the idea. I have bought card in the past and it has been the wrong colour shade so I would love to have the chance to purchase samples.

Congratulations to the winners.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
Congratulations to the winners.
Thank you Heather a good idea.
Take care all Kitty.
very murky here today.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning love the colour and dies
Congratulations to comment winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
What a simple but stunning card love the duck egg blue card thankyou tracywx

auscrafts said...

love the colour

Jan on the Fosse said...


Sue Good Morning
Very pretty card love the colour.
Jan

Debra Kenworthy said...

Congratulations to the card winners! Love the frame you've created from the border die. You've chosen a lovely colour of card today. Debra x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love this duck egg blue card. Really must get it out of the box! A lovely card, Sue. Have a great Sunday. x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning a work of art, all the details show through in the different textures. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Yvonne xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, it looks so textural, I just want to touch it! Congratulations to all the winners.
Great idea about the sample card pack Heather, I'd definitely buy one. Sue XXX

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, love the colours and the peonies are fantastic. Brilliant. Congratulations to all the winners x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, lovely card I do like the duck egg blue card it's one of my favourites, congratulations to the winners
Kathy x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-the delicate borders allow the embossed details to show through.

Michele

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the dies and the colour. Congratulations to the winners. Great idea Heather, I would definitely buy sample packs of the card. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the colour, pearls, border and flowers. Samples? Yes please!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and a gorgeous colour. congratulations to the three lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. I would never have guessed that the frame had cuts in it, the flowers cover it so well, and the mitred corners are so neat. Love the colours.
B xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Great card and very brave of you to use the strips of pearls in such long lengths......I probably wouldn't get them straight lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

crossstitchmarg said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is lovely, I love the colour tone as well.
Have a lovely day, hope your weather is kinder to you than what we have, it's dark,cold. And wet outside.

Maggie

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty, love the "new" frame and that sentiment is perfect and would be useful to have in the stamps arsenal...

Congrats to all the winners...

Izzy

carol edwards said...

Such a lovely colour Sue and pretty too. Love the flowers.
Congratulations to the winners x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, what a beautiful card ,love how you match your borders.
Heather think sample pack a great idea, colous look quite different on my screen.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the Canadian borders used as a frame edging and duck egg blue such a great colour. Nice one!
Well done to all the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

Anne said...

It may be simple, Sue, but it is so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

You may call this a simple card Sue but it doesn't look it, just beautiful. Thank you.Xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue. I do like the duck egg blue card.The new frame is stunning .Congratulations to the winners Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty love this one

Aspiring crafter said...

Love duck egg blue and this card is stunning Sue!
Have a great day,
XxxRuth

lorna said...

Hi Sue,

Card is gorgeous, love the blue!!
Thank you so much, I'm one of your lucky winners.
:-)
Lorna D

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Sue!
The first thing I noticed was the colour, and then it became a beautiful card!

I know Joanna sells card Sue! but is there a reason she doesn't carry all the new colours ?
I can't find Taupe anywhere only on Hochanda!
Well done to the winners!
Take care
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

So pretty The border die looks so delicate and I certainly can't see the join

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card! I love the colour duck egg blue I used to have it in my lounge. You always cut such perfect mitre corners I used to do book renovation and always struggled with the corners.
Congratulations to the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design and the dies are beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue and all.
Great card and fab pics today, great detail shots! They show off the leafy quad EF really well, it looks stunning.

Congrats to all the lucky winners!

Big hug
Julie E

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful card I love the colour and the design of the borders around the edge, its just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

And a very good Sunday morning to you Sue,

Not sunny yet in my little corner of Somerset, but time will tell.

A very pretty lacey card today. The duck egg blue is a very pretty shade and does the card justice.

Good idea Heather, I do believe the Paper Mill is the only site I have been on in the past that will send you a box of sample colours and textures, You do have to pay for it though, but it is worth it to get exactly what you want.
Any good company should have this facility for online shopping. Try before you buy is a good maxim.

Warm thoughts and hugs for Melody, Francis and Tracy, also for anyone else who is feeling not up to par.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful colour is this duck egg blue coupled with the white and pearls, stunning card !!
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry had a bit of a lie in this morning as I am shattered. Anyway a really beautiful card today, love the Canadian border here it looks so lovely, and has given mean idea for a card I need to make today, your so inspirational Sue.

Congratulations to the 3 winners, enjoy your prize.

Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs, June Smith xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, love that duck egg blue and the borders are stunning! Congratulations to the lucky winners! Love Jean xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and delicate looking. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love the borders and the beautiful colour

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue

Love this card. I am still making Christmas cards with some of your dies. Can't wait to start making normal cards again.
Ginnie x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card
And the colours are gorgeous
I think the design is wonderful

Debs A xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.

Sandy (tort)
Signing in from France and can't use my normal account.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card and its appearance of simplicity. Easy to change the colour combo as well. Very pretty

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty layers. Love the background and that duck egg blue.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
This card is so elegant and beautiful, love it.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card with lovely colors.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, this stunning card.
Great colour and WOW! the use of Dies is a amazing.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Love Your Tremendous Card I Love The Opulent
Soft Colour Palette You've Chosen The Duck Egg And
White Goes Together So Very Well, And The Fantastic
Dies Which I'm Thrilled I've Got , I've Have A Card To
Make And If You Don't Mind I Will Have A Go But With A
Different Sentiment I'm Sending Mine To France To A Wonderful
Lady Whom Goes To The Same Hotel When We Visit, Its Quite Funny Really
I Can't Speak A Word Of French And She Can't Speak English So
We Communicated By Hands Or Our Friend Around The Pool Used
To Translate!!!!!
If I Can Achieve Anything Like Yours I'm Sure She'll Truly
Love It As I Would If I Received A Card Like This.
Sue As Always Thanks For Sharing You Stunning Tips And Tremendous
Techniques.
Take Great Care Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And The Wonderful Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy!
Carry On Crafting ✂️✂️✂️
Hugs To Lancashire Steph Take Care x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is simply beautiful. Love the borders and the colour and it's nice to see a general card amongst the Christmas. As my Christmas designs are sorted now, I'm looking forward to seeing your next launch!! Congratulations to the lucky winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card really like the pearl borders so pretty.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card, love the duck egg blue card.
Well done the the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue the colours are beautiful thank you love always June horrocks
Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx just saw my name in the comment winners it's like Christmas morning thank you xxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and leafy quad added to my ever growing list. SueL x

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card, love the colour and the delicate borders.
Congratulations to the comment winners!
Hugs to all xo

nattyboots said...

Loving your card Sue Those borders are so useful .
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card, those Canadian borders are beautiful. And aqua and white - what's there not to like.
Congratulations to the winners, you are so lucky.
Hugs, Rose

Sylvia Yates said...

A stunning card this morning Sue. Love the colour combo. Have a great day everybody hugs Sylvia xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today!!!
Congrats to winners enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! from Lianne Morrison

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card.

dmjones said...



What a lovely card, Sue, sometimes a simpler look is better,



Doreen x

Tressa said...

The use of this strong colour results in a striking card. Not so sure about the busy embossing folder though. The Canadian borders make a gorgeous frame.

Agree with Heather about getting mixed packs with this colour included, I would have difficulty in using a full pack but would certainly want to use a few sheets as you have shown how nice it is with this lovely production.

Teresa

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
What a gorgeous card, I love the colour and the composition of the card today.
That Canadian border makes a lovely frame!
Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Hugs
Sandra xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the colours on today's card, very crisp and clean
The borders make a brilliant frame.
Congratulations to days winners, enjoy your goodies.
Take care everyone xxx
Jess xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a pretty card today. Love the Canadian Border, but would prefer a slightly paler blue.
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Wendyx

carol quinn said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Beautiful card sue, I really must get the open petal peonies. They are stunning
Carol

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card thank you for the idea of cutting one shape down to make another,
I like Heathers idea,I can never get the shade of card I want!!
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

pinky said...

Stunning colour and so love that frame.

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colour Duck Egg Blue card and how you have embellished the card with strips of pearls.

Love & hugs

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

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

Oh sue the card is so very pretty.
I love how u cut the shapes down. I'm always wary of doin that cause In case I don't like it then I feel as tho I've wasted card.

Anyways a sample pack of card sounds great even if it wasn't the full A4 size. Maybe half that a5. Along with my idea yesterday of a sue Wilson technique book.
Hey ladies I think we are onto a winner here!! Lol.

Love an hugs to those in need of them.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
What a really pretty card. Just bought this border so I can play!
Lovely idea for a technique book Sue??????
Didn't get much out of the
die cutting magazine - rather dissapointing.
Have a good day everyone - I've managed to blag a day off.
Take care out there everyone.
Anne M xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A pretty card. Just love it.
A Sue Wilson technique book would be great but would there be enough hours in the day for Sue to do that plus everything else that she does?
Look after yourself Sue and congratulations to the winners.
Regards,
Evis M.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A very pretty card! Love the colours too!
Sorry I wasn't in yesterday but we are back home now! Yesterday was a bit busy and we also travelled home. However the card was lovely. I don't have the holly Striplet but all the striplets are so very useful.
Congratulations to yesterday's and today's winners .
Sending love to Melody and family , Tracey and txcowgirl and family.
Take care everyone,
Love Myra xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

She probably wouldn't have the time as I know how hardship works at her job. But it's always nice to think of other ideas tho lol

Tracy Stitt said...

That was meant to be how hard she works at her job. Not hardship l

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card today, I love the Canadian Border!
The leafy embossing folder in Duck Egg Blue makes a goegeous background!
Lesley S x

ursula said...

So so pretty Sue, love that border you have made and the colours.....luv Ursula xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Hi, Wilsonettes and happy Sunday everyone. Sue, what a delightful card today. I love the colours and the intricate die-cuts. I think I'm falling in love with the pearl strings, very handy addition to anyone's stash :).
Congratulations, winners and thanks, Sue, for showing me more and more items I need to add to my wish list lol.
Bejay x

Paula said...

That is such a pretty card Sue! I love everything about it, especially the colours. :)
Congratulations to yesterday and today's winners.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and colours. love Jean Z xxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, so lacy looking.

Thank you.

Congratulations to the blog winners.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is beautiful, love the filigree look of the dies, and a great embossing folder too. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a fab day. Bx

CraftyJo said...

Loving those borders :)

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, such pretty colour and a great lacy effect love from Jackie xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Great card today and oh boy what a gorgeous colour! Love the way the centrex died have been cut down too, yours are always so neat! As are your mitred corners! Thank you for sharing. Do like heathers idea of a sample pack with names on so we know which is which but it would probably be too involved to do. I think Tracy is interviewing to be your personal assistant Sue :) have a lovely day with you'd mum.
Love Diane G xxxxx
Congratulations to all the winners xxxxx

Anonymous said...

I have to chuckle a little when you describe a "simple" card. Nothing simple about any of your cards in my humble opinion. Always beautiful and thanks for all the time you dedicate to sharing your talent with us.

Congrats to the winners!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, and more ways to use the dies. xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A cute, pretty card today. Lovely colour and the border die is gorgeous.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Love Helen x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Congratulations winners, enjoy your prize.
I love duck egg blue so love today's car. No time for crafting today as we need to go and look at cars. We need something higher as I have trouble getting in and out of our little cross.
Will get back to it tomorrow :)

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Lovely card made with the duck egg blue. I do love this colour and the Canadian borders which remind us that we can use them or the ones we have for touches to a card. "Thank you Sue" for the inspiration x Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need to xx Love Karen xx Congratulations Janice, Lorna and June! Wonderful! Enjoy your prize! xx

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card today. I love how you cut the shapes down to alter them.
x Annie P

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful pretty card & love the Duck Egg Blue, which looks amazing.

Love every design component of this, absolutely stunning.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Janet Hampson said...

hi Sue,
Might be an easy simple card but still looks stunning! Love the duck egg colour, one of my favourites!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I really like this Card. The way you have used the Canadian border die is great, lovely colouring and the little peonies are so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Janice K, Lorna D and June Horrocks.

Best wishes

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love the frame from the Canadian borders and the beautiful embossing on the blue card.
Congratulations to all the winners today.
Like your idea Heather but then where would we buy the samples since CE don't sell online to us, they are trade only aren't they?

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

SueJ said...

Really pretty card Sue, love the dies used.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love the colour. You are so clever at cutting down your dies to change the shape and the result is always brilliant.

Heather - sample swatches would be very welcome. I don't know of a bricks and mortar shop that stocks Foundation card and getting just the right colour is very difficult on-line.

Congratulations to today's comment game winners. Enjoy your prizes.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Simple but stunning sue x I love the duck egg blue and really wish I had some so off to do a search after this x thankyou for sharing sue x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Great ideas heather and tracy x
Yvonne sorry you have been poorly again have missed you x hope you feel better soon x
Hugs to everyone else who is feeling poorly too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

so elegant and so beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning card today in this duck egg blue and white - very crisp and clean looking. Sue you do a great job on the mitered corners!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely colour card Sue. Congrats all winners.

Dorothy Flear said...

Lovely card today. I think sometimes simpler is classy.

Meg said...

Very pretty card Sue, it's a good thing that the pearls come in strips otherwise it would have been a mammoth task sticking them all on!!

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

Yvonne G said...

Afternoon Sue
Beautiful card. The colours, dies and the simplicity add up to one classy card.

Been 'sat sitting' (as my nan used to say) all day - which basically means that I haven't done anything.
Mother in law preparing dinner (love her), and boys in garden working on a major construction - more details to follow when my batteries are back up to fully charged.
Happy Sunday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Jean said...

Such a gorgeous card and color!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FAB LACEY CARD. VERY NICE COLOUR TOO. LOVE THE PEARLS ALL ROUND THE EDGE. NICE JOB.
WELL DONE ALL YOU WINNERS.

BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card again Sue. You never cease to amaze us with your designs

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Well done to everyone who won.
A gorgeous card and love the blue colour.

Scottydog said...

Using the border dies to make a frame is a great idea & works so well, especially on top of the lovely duck egg blue. It might be simple to make (for you Sue!) but it looks as if you have spent a lot of time making it & as they say less is more. Thank you for the inspiration.

Scottydog said...

Forgot to say well done to the comment winners! Another senior moment!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Very pretty card Sue. Love the idea of cutting down the frame to make it smaller.
Rosemary xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great card today, really like the duck egg colour.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Heather, like the idea of the sample boxes of card - perhaps Joanna could stock it as she does other creative expressions stuff.
Love and hugs, Alison xxxx

Laura O said...

love the way you cut the dies to make different shapes ,great card ,Laura O

cuilliesocks said...

What fabulous dies Sue, it's a gorgeous design and I do love the colour choice, Kate x

Eunice said...

I have the Canadian border set and I really love using them. I have to try cutting a die cut to make it fit my fancy, you make it look so easy. Thanks Sue. Congrats to the winners!!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card. Love the borders. Thanks for sharing.
Well done winners.
Hugs.

Jane Franklin said...

Love the card its just great. Missed commenting yesterday, but loved the card. Luv to all and Congrats to the winners. Jxxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! love the color!! Very pretty diecuts!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

liz spooner said...

Love the look and style of this card.xx

Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card today, I love the frame you have made with the canadian background die.
It gives such a pretty frame. And I love the die you have used for the focal element.
And the duck egg blue is one of my favourite colours.

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, understated and elegant. I can see this all in white for a wedding - gorgeous! Pat x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour you've used on this card. Must say I love the pearls around the edge as well.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Beautiful card, beautiful colours and wonderful dies.
Congratulations to the winnerss.
Love Maureen xxx

hettygarlick said...

Such a pretty card. Love the way you've used the Noble die.

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, love the card, the duck egg blue and the pearls ( i have done the pearl bit before and have taken it back off, lol).
Congrats to all the winners, and i like Heathers idea, just small samples that help us to define the colour and i like Tracy's idea as well, with pictures of course, i am hopeless without a picture, that's why i love the video's it gives us a canvass to work from even though it is never mean't to turn out the same as Sue's but similar,
Anyway Sue thank you again for your inspiration, hugs all round, Johanna

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a refreshing change from all of our Christmas themed treats of late- whilst I can never get too much of your Chrimbo designs Sue, it's great to mix it up a bit with your standard dies also. What a lovely tone of blue, so fresh and bright, it reminds me of Spring/Easter which is nice as the days are getting steadily shorter:-( I have been brave enough to chop one of your dies and was pleasantly surprised at the results, you give us so many options with your designs. I have never mitred a corner...it sounds painful...but I love the effect on this card, also loving the open petal peonies, a great alternative that I don't use often enough on its own. I particularly like the recessed sentiment, it's a nice change from the normal matting and layering and draws the eye inward.
Has it really been two whole days since I last commented!??! I apologise profusely for letting every day life stand in the way of me conversing with my blog buddies...can you ever forgive me? I could tell porkies and say that I had been whisked away to Paris by a tall, handsome stranger who I met on a train to Glasgow in a feeble attempt at making my life sound more exciting, or I could tell you the truth, tedious it may be, that in have been unavoidably detained by hospital appointments and household chores....I warned you...boring!
Nevermind, I'm back, with bells on, ready to set the crafting world on fire with my wit, charisma and magnetic personality!...more lies I hear you say!:-)
I have been super industrious and I decided not to waste the card that Brodie maliciously defamed on Thursday- I took the elements/layers apart, trying to salvage what I could and as a result only needed to redo the layer with the snowflake borders and paved pearls. It took me less than 45 mins to repair and I placed it well out of Brodies reach until it dried thoroughly:-) I'm still finding a trail of Cosmic Shimmer paw prints around the house though!
Wheely Bad, I see Billy drives you to distraction too with his 'help'- this time of year is particularly challenging with the excessive amounts of glitter, baubles and various crafty goodies lying around for them to get their eager paws on. I've seen elephants, a dolphin and a monkey on the tv doing paintings that are sold for a small fortune, perhaps I should facilitate Brodie and get him to pay for his keep in the process?
What a great idea for sue to create a book of her most popular techniques Tracey, I have all the CE ones but I am greedy and want more of Sue- she works hard enough as it is though, and I'd be surprised if she could squeeze another big project in:-(
Heather, I love your idea about swatches of paper so that we can accurately gauge the colours before we purchase- I used to get all my card from my local craft shop but it closed due to the recession and now I have to get it online. It's so hard not being able to see or feel the quality and colour anymore, it's a guessing game mostly so I hope CE take note cos it would no doubt lead to more sales in the long run.
Rebecca, glad to have you back with us, though do try to get some sleep- I'm useless without 7 or 8 hours minimum and I don't even have work to go to!
Yvonne, I've really missed you dear and been so worried about your well being- glad to hear that your beginning to pick up again though, this time of year can be a real strain, I have SAD and find it a real challenge to function in the autumn/ winter months. I used to use sunbeds as a form of light therapy...until I got skin cancer...now, I just make the most of my good days and try to focus on the positives, like Christmas and going to see the Strictly boys in all their glory:-) I've been a very good girl without your disruptive influence honey:-)
Must go, running out of charactersxxx
Laine

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Having just returned from a mammoth 14 hour stint in hospital, with a very poorly mother-in-law, finding that I am one of the lucky comment winners has been a HUGE pick me up.
I love the colour and gorgeous cut detail in your card, you would never believe that it was easy to make, simply stunning! X

hazel said...

Hi Sue
That border is absolutely stunning .The colours are beautiful
and the pearls finishes the card off beautifully
Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

A Happercrafter6 said...

What an effective card. Love everything about it.
Jan
Northampton

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card and I love the colour!
Good idea from Heather about colour card samples as
pack of 25 is sometimes a bit big.
Wish you all well and take care,
hugs Maria x

Maria Alder said...

Sorry, congrats to the comment winners !

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the duck egg colour.

Well done to the winners.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a pretty card, love how you have used the borders to create a frame.
I think I would make this card tone on tone. But that's just me

Congratulations to all the winners, so pleased for you all XX

Sorry it short and sweet have been out most of the day, and am now very tired.

Sweet Dreams everyone, love Brenda xxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
A bit late today, but wanted to say what a beautiful card as always and also a big congratulations to the comment winners how lucky you are.

Hugs

Linda xx

Natalia Smith said...

What a gorgeous card, love the colours and beautiful border around the card x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner, love the background and the lovely border.
Di B. x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Gorgeous card I love the colour such pretty colour. The whole card is beautiful thank you sue for sharing
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock Xxx

Congratulations to all the winner's enjoy your prises.xx

Big Hug's for TRACY MELODY FRANCIS TOB THERESA WHEELYBAD MOLLY.& all in pain.

Hug's for all friends & everyone.Xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Simple? Certainly doesn't look it, reminds me of elegant lace and embroidered fabric. Very pretty and feminine.

My apologies for awol and a short comment. On top of a general sense of utter exhaustion I've had a cold and very sore throat, from tired to tired-er, I have been sat-sitting with you Yvonne! I hope you feel a bit sharper asap. Lorraine perhaps we should start making our boys pay for some of the treats they get through via some paw print works of art!

Special hugs for Melody, Francis and Molly, Tracy, Txcowgirl and anyone else in need of a extra hug and a friendly ear.

Congratulations to the winners xxx

Sending hugs and smiles across the miles to each and every one of you wherever you are. Wishing you all a lovely new week. Sue, Billy sends a sloppy kiss each for you and Mom,

T x

Wheely Bad said...

Hugs back at you Lynda and thank you for thinking of me , looks like I just started my post before you finished yours so we crossed posts rather. Paw hugs to you from Billy too xxx

T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card love the colours an it don't look simple at all its stunning. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Heather it would be nice to see colour sample packs

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue and all other crafters.....

What a beautiful card, I love this lacy look.

I have missed out on nearly one week's cards, I have been feeling under the weather, I think this is the month of feeling blue, time for the coughs and colds to raise their heads.

Must look back at my e-mails to see all the cards that I have missed.

Hope everyone has a happy week, and those of us that have pain and the blues, keep well.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock.

Sandy H said...

This card is so pretty. Love the lacy look of those borders and all those lovely pearls.
Congratulations to all the winners in the comment game.

Jean said...

Stunning!

DeCor said...

Another beautiful card. I love the delicate look. Thank you again. It is great to see a mixture of cards. I love the Christmas ones, but love to see others as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card and far from simple looking.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

sunshinepen said...

Catching up with your blog Sue, lovely card.

Thanks for showing this to us.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card and just love the duck egg blue, beautiful

Vie
x

Sassy said...

Congratulations to the winners! I'm sure they are over the moon with excitement, I know I would be.

I love this stunning card. It has a soft elegance to to it that is easy on the eye. The color against the white is fabulous. It reminds me of Tiffany's Robin Egg Blue, at least on my computer. The lacey affect against the embossing folder is quiet awesome. I'm just beginning my collection of your beautiful products so I don't have these dies...YET! I have no doubt I will be back to create my version of your card. Btw...my very first product of yours was a gorgeous embossing folder gifted to me by my wonderful cousin, Connie. I love it! Thank you for sharing another card to inspire us all.
Sandi Smith

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colour one of my favourites.
Congratulations to all the winners.

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie Laz xxx

Rose in chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, that border is GORGEOUS. I love the way you've put it together.
Hugs, Rose

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