Sunday, 25 October 2015

Just A Note

Good Sunday morning all!  I have used the Rose Garden Mini Striplet to create most of this card.  Cutting it three times using just the inside cutting die has given the decorative background for the card.  I mounted it up with foam for dimension and placed it over another piece of white card for a subtle tonal look.  I cut a fourth one but used the outer cutting edge for this one.  I cut a backdrop out of pink card and backed it.  I added it on top of the background offset to the left.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the Pierced Flags and used Victorian Velvet on the edges of the flag .  I cut and created three Diagonal Foldover flowers out of white felt.  I mounted them in a cluster with white tulleLaurel Leaves and pastel Baker Twine, tucking the sentiment strip under the edge.  I added a simple pierced mat, a thin pink one and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/2" in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

Hazel Young!!!
Karen M!!!
Elsie Smith!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Oct. 21st, the winners are:

Bridget CG!!!
Jackie Trinder!!!
Barbara (C)!!!

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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155 comments:

Pam said...

Another beautiful card, so lovely.
Special thoughts for Melody and Francis, also Tracey, good luck with surgery tomorrow.
Molly honey, it would be nice to hear from you X
Lots of hugs to anyone who needs them.
Congrats to all winners

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card these are some of my favourite flowers really love them. Congratulations to the three lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love this striplet, and a very beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners.
Tracy - best wishes for tomorrow. XX Hugs to all. Sue. XXX

auscrafts said...

very beautiful card

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care all Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Nice card Sue, always like the strip lets. Saw John demoing this one. Congratulations to all winners. JJxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

The background looks so effective.
Well done to all winners.
Jan
Northampton

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful feminine card, love the rose striplet (and all the other striplets really lol !!!) the flowers just set it off so well.
I wondered what had happened then remembered your clocks went back so now have to wait until 5 pm NSW time for the post. So as you are starting your day I am starting to think about dinner.
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday.
Congratulations to all of the winners
Muriel x

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hello Sue
Lovely card,looks so fresh.
Jan x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another amazing card, I love how you manage to create such sunning cards using the Striplets.
The flower corner is also amazing.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card . Haven't had chance to try the new flowers but this card is inspirational! Lovely card again Sue.
Anne M xx

TDQ Karen said...

Just lovely all your striplets are brilliant and so versatile.

Congratulations to all the winners x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

tracy w said...

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

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the striplet dies. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

hettygarlick said...

So pretty. The mini striplet is lovely.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. The Rose Garden Mini Striplet gives this card a beautiful filigree look which along with the Foldover Flowers make a gorgeous card. Congratulations to all the winners.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very pretty card and I just love all your striplet dies as they can be used in so many ways. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today. Enjoy your Sunday, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jane Franklin said...

Such a lovely card. The striplets are so versatile. Congrats to the winners and best wishes to all. Jxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is lovely. I like the colours and the flower and, of course, the fabulous striplet die. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day everyone,
Hugs.

Scottydog said...

A lovely way to use the striplets, especially this one as it is so pretty. Thank you Sue congratulations to the winners. Thinking of you Melody, Francis & Tracey. You all have a difficult week ahead so hope all goes well.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. Congrats to winner's.

I've looked at this striplet die numerous times, but my festive dies needs to take priority at the moment (although I would use the rose striplet more during the none festive months ) I have to think of the amount of Christmas cards I have to make and each one different, so the festive dies are more helpful to me at the moment, but unless you have another surprise for us, this die will be the next none festive die on my list once all my other cards are done.
It sure is a beautiful card today. I take my foldover flower strips to market so I can roll and stick during any quiet times and today I shall also be taking my pointsettia petals, to make up and sparkle texture paste to paint along the tips. As our grand-daughter wasn't due until next weekend I've not finished her knitting lol so should take that too for when my petals are drying lol !
Tracey - just in case we 'don't get to see you' tomorrow, I send you thoughts of strength during this worrying time. Tear's are made for many emotions, you don't always have to hold back, it certainly isn't a show of weakness, so my thoughts will be with you as you travel the long and winding road.
Lancashire Steph xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card I love all the striplet dies as you can do so much with them. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love the design. I do have the beautiful die I will be giving this a try. I am so thrilled thank you for drawing my name Congratulations to all the other winners. This has made my day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the rose striplet die. I am having bad week healthwise so being one of your comment game winners has cheered me up no end. xx hazel

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the striplets will have to add these to my collection
Congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and the colours are so soft and subtle
Pat x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A lovely feminine card and would be quick and easy to make too - I might try something similar with my Poinsettia mini striplet for my two sisters-in-law...

Congratulations to all the winners...

Izzy

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, I love that striplet die and it's on top of my wish list x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty post today and I can also see this as a get well card. Totally feminine in the colour combo and can see it adapted with some of the other striplets.


Congrats to the winners.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another fabulous card for us this morning and the colours you've used are gorgeous. The diagonal flower is so pretty you must have a camera in my room because I was making some yesterday and using similar colours for the card lol! So much for the extra hour in bed today I was up with the larks, but on the positive side I went for a walk and saw the most amazing sunset.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the striplets are so versatile and the foldover flowers are great.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
B xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Lovely card again. I shall enjoy making this one especially as I won this striplet after commenting on one of your hochanda shows. Thank you Sue. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a lovely card and colours, very pretty . love Jean Zxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again, i so love these flowers.
Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty, love the colours and floral arrangement

lilian said...


Hi Sue, very pretty card today, love the flower corner.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Debra Kenworthy said...

Congratulations to all the lucky card winners! Lovely card today! Pretty colour combination and the flowers look wonderful. Debra x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, I haven't used this striplet die set yet, but plan to do so once my Christmas cards are completed.
I love this die, also love the stamps that go with this die.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Maggie

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, love the way you have layered another striplet on top in a different colour, xx

Anonymous said...

Very different colours together, making a very pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, so very pretty. Useful for any occasion.

Congrats to all the winners.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very beautiful and feminine card. The colours are stunning and very girly. The striplet dies are so versatile i have them all and i use them all the time along with both of the foldover flower dies they are stunning. So this is another one i will be having ago at making. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners enjoy your prize.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Lovely mini striplet backed with the rose card, very effective and an interesting layout. Pretty floral embellishment, too.
Well done to all the comment winners.
Tracy - guess you'll have an anxious day - so, hope all goes well tomorrow, will be thinking of you.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, mainly because you have done to majority with just one die and it is so effective. I really must give this one a go. It would be nice if cats knew the clocks had gone back, but my little treasure was demanding her breakfast and no amount of telling her to go away it was to early would do. If I look on the bright side I now have an extra hour for crafting!

Love Rosemarie xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love the striplet dies!!!
Congrats to all winners!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anne said...

Love the colours on this, Sue. A great card.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Lovely warm card on a cold day, to greet us, after an extra hour in bed!
Well done to the winners !
Take care
Love Marg

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card and gorgeous colours. I just love the striplet dies. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card and gorgeous colours. I just love the striplet dies. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,the stripplet dies are really useful,
Just seen that I've won a prize thank you so much
Best wishes
Karen M

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card as always, do love the striplet dies so useful

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another lovely card using your fantastic striplet dies, they are so useful.

Congratulations to all the winners in this weeks compo.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

lydia jordan said...

Dear Sue,
Another gorgeous card, my go to dies are the striplets, can be used in so many ways, love them all.
Well done to the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

DeCor said...

Congrats to all winners!

I love the striplets. They look so gorgeous on todays card

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue wow what a beautiful card
And I love the colours
And your design is wonderful
Take care

Debs A xxx

carol edwards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, it's just so pretty. Congratulations to all the winners x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love this striplet die and it's so elegant. The background colour has a green tinge on my screen, but that is beautiful too. Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes.
Thanks for all the inspiration,
Heather Treble

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh another beautiful card today so pretty and delicate ..
Congrats to all the winners..
Hugs to all who need one
Sarah N xxxxxxxxx

SueJ said...

A really pretty card anyone would love to receive.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card and such a fabulous technique I will have to give that one a try its so pretty. Have a love weekend. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card,the pink really makes the design stand out.xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card today, it looks lovely finished of with your felt flowers. Hope you have a lovely day with your mum.
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners especially my friend Jackie xxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue this striplet makes such a pretty card whether background or focal point love from Jackie xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is beautiful, love the colour combination. I love my striplet dies, they really make a statement. And I am over the moon, as I am one of the comment game winners. It has made my day. Congratulations to the other winners too. Have a great Sunday everyone. Bx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Sorry sue I'm not so keen on this particular one I do love the strip lets tho an the versatility u get from them.
Congrats to all the winners.

Thanks everybody for their well wishes.
Yes I'm ver anxious today however I have a few cards to do for my friend who's picking them up tonight. Think I'll just have a day tidying up the craft room as I'm not sure when I'll be ok to get goin again. Shouldn't be too long tho I hope.

I'll look in tomorrow morning before I go bring admitted at half seven am ;-( do I'll be shattered by tomorrow night lol xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours and the felt flower is gorgeous.
Congratulations to the comment winners!
Hugs to all xo

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Love this striplet.
Tracy thinking of you. Congrats to winners.
Hugs to all
Theresa xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely soft colour palette!

June Horrocks said...

This card is stunning sue love the flowers the strip let dies are brill thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxxcongrats to all winners

karenlotty said...

I love Striplet dies and can see this idea working for lots of them It's stunning

carol quinn said...

Love the card with all its texture!
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning!!
:-)
Lorna D

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, today's card is lovely, I never think about using the striplets as backgrounds, but now I will.
Thank you for all your inspiration.
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Diane Maitland said...

Another lovely card design, not too sure about the colour choice but I am sure it is gorgeous in 'real life'.
Keep up the good work Sue. It is great to see a non-Xmas card.
Happy Sunday everyone xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. The striplet die is really pretty.
Congratulations to the winners.
Regards,
Evis M.

julie laz said...

Lovely sue, the colour is lovely too,crafty hugs Julie Laz xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. The white on white with a pop of colour really works. Thank you fluffycat for you birthday wishes - I had a lovely day.

Beverley W

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love all your striplet cards. I may not comment every day this week as going away tomorrow on a crafting retreat and wifi not always good, but fingers crossed. SueL x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I do love the rose garden striplet and it looks so good used as a background. Congratulations to all the comment game winners

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a pretty card today sue x the striplet looks so good as a background and the colours are beautiful x I really like the felt foldover flowers they look so soft and tactile x thankyou again sue for your wonderful inspiration x
Tracy will be thinking of you tomorrow xxx
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Rose in chester said...

Hi Sue, only three words to say: LOVELY, LOVELY and LOVELY. The striplet and flower embellishment are gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

This card is lovely, what a clever way to use our Striplet dies.
I hadn't thought of useing them this way. ....... A very inspiring card! Thank you.

Have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Delicate and pretty colours. The rose striplet die is beautiful and makes a lovely background and focal feature. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, love the pastel colouring.

Congratulations to the blog winners.

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Good morning. Beautiful card today Sue! That striplet is gorgeous and I love the way you used it!
Congratulations to all winners!
Tracy, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Have a beautiful day everyone!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such a pretty card today Sue!

I love the striplets and the lovely colours you've used.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue.x

dmjones said...

I do like this technique!!! must give it a go!!!




Doreen x

scrAPpamondo said...

Just a wonderful card, love your use of these amazing striplets!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Well done to the winners
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow beautiful, beautiful card and love the pop of a different colour for the upper layered striplet. Absolutely gorgeous Sue. "Thank you Sue" xx Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Ps Congratulations to all the winners! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Morning all.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Tracey I am wishing you all the best for tomorrow's op and the recovery time ahead. Gentle hugs my dear.
Love today's pretty and delicate card. I am concentrating on Christmas crafts at the moment so may just do some adaptations to use this idea. I love the striplet dies and I do have the eternal rings.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, I so like the striplets.
Rosemary xx

Paula said...

Such a lovely card Sue, aren't the striplets a useful die?
Congratulations to the winners. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Will try this with my Ponsettia die.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the striplet. I have made something similar but as I don't have the fold-over flower die I used the classic rose and was very pleased with the result.

Many Congratulations to all of today's comment game winners - enjoy your prizes.

Tracy - my thoughts are with you as you face tomorrow and I am willing everything to go smoothly for you.

Frances

Tressa said...

I like the idea of using a striplet to make both the background and the feature. Like others I am sure I will be using some of the Christmas striplets in a similar way. Thanks for the ideas.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful. The colors are so soft and appealing. Jan D., Florida, USA

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue.
What a beautiful card today. Thank you.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Love to all who are suffering, good luck for tomorrow Tracy
Maureen xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card, loving this mini striplet.
Congratulations to the comment Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Clare W said...

GA Sue. I'm a tad later than usual! I think the clock change upset my routine this morning and I must fess up that I forgot! Too busy changing clocks and then I got busy doing jobs. How many clocks do I need?!!! Quite a few it seems! Anyway normal service has now resumed albeit rather late. Sorry. Love the card you just can beat a good flower. Congrats to the winners. Enjoy what's left of a sunny sunday.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love this cad and the technique. I going to try something similar with the Snowflake mini striplet in different colours and using snowflakes to decorate instead of flowers. I wonder what it will look like (although I am sure it will be nice if it's made with your dies)

Lisbeth

Val Jones said...

I have this beautiful die Sue and you've made it into a stunning card.

will just be looking at your blog for a while as I have a shoulder operation tomorrow and dont know if my typing will be success ful with my left hand.
Take care.
Val in Spain x

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card today....love the striplets! Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this a really pretty Card. Your background with the Rose Garden Mini Striplet die is lovely and I really like the fourth with the pink background, very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all the lucky comment game winners.

Best wishes

Linda Norris said...

Hi Tracy
I hope it all goes well for you at the hospital tomorrow. And I hope all these good vibes and well wishes being sent your way make a huge positive impact on all your going through at the moment.

Best wishes

Linda xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunner for us today, lovely colours as well.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs
Linda xx

terrie said...

Great looking card.....well done Sue
Congrats to all of the winners

Jan.moogie said...

Such a pretty card today Sue, thanks for sharing, hugs xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Nice to see a card which has used only one die for the main feature, and i am sure that this could be done with any of the striplet dies. I have two different ones to the one used in the tutorial, so I will certainly be giving it a try.
Margaret xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's so very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sublime!

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love the card today, the flowers are beautiful as usual.

Tracey, I will be thinking of you tomorrow, sending you Big Hugs X

Congratulations to all the Saturday winners

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Donna said...

This is fab Sue, love the design and striplet with coloured background!
Hugs Donna xx
Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card is quite lovely! I like the colours you have used and how you have used the Striplet .
Congratulations to all this weekend's winners!
Tracy - I really hope and pray tomorrow goes well for you . Take care!
To all who are suffering today - some we know about and I'm sure many we don't, my thoughts and prayers are with you!
Lots of love,
Myra xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Forgot to wish Tracy good luck for tomorrow.... we are all thinking about you and wishing you well!
Love Marg

patwyn said...

I love this card, Sue. The rose striplet is so pretty.

Tracey: wishing you all the best for tomorrow. Hope all goes well for you.

Congrats to all the winners.

Pat xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Good luck val with ur op.
Looks like both of us will be outa action for a bit! 😞

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, what a strikingly beautiful card, the panel of pink behind the striplet is absoloutely gorgeous, Kate x

Sarah Brennan said...

Thanks for the idea. I love this mini striplet and have the matching stamp.

liz spooner said...

Nice card Sue, always love the striplets. they are so versatile.xx

IVY Cheong said...

Hi sue, a really lovely card. Striplets are always a favourite of mine and the flowers are gorgeous too. Love, Ivy xx

Love2papercraft said...

Greetings Sue & WW. This is a lovely card Sue! Quite fetching. Diagonal fold over flowers definately needs to be added to my wish list! I have a few of the striplet dies and really like them.
I've been away from the blog for what seems like a very long time. I've caught a little bit here & there – but much prefer to read/watch/post/enjoy daily. This last week has been difficult. The eldest of our 4paws (Mo, our beautiful lilac point Siamese) started acting unusual on Tuesday...long, awful story made short, we had him euthanized Friday afternoon. There was nothing to be done that would help him for anything but maybe a couple days - and it would have been very uncomfortable for him. As it was, he was able to pass before he was in much pain and we were with him the whole time. I held his paw & snuggled him just like I always did at night. He was at least 17-1/2 yrs old so he had a good long life, but I'm never ready to lose them. I miss him terribly.
As I said, I'm very behind on the blog so not caught up on everyone's news- but I know some are going through far more difficult things and my heart & good wishes are going out to them. Tracy, Melody & Francis - it sounds like u have a big week ahead and my thoughts r with you. Hugs too. Val, good luck on your recovery from shoulder surgery! Maybe you'll get quite good at left handed typing! To those known and anyone I missed, God speed in your recovery & healing!
Hello to Laine, Beth, Theresa, Deb, Maureen, Saba, Myra, Wheely Bad, Jane F, etc, etc! I hope to catch up with all your news as soon as I get a chance to look back.
Today is my last chance at getting a card made for my Uncle's birthday & getting it to him on time. My crafting mojo seems to be awol- I need to go back over the blog for the last several days, I'm sure I'll find something! I just need to stay away from reading posts because I'll surely get too involved & never get to working on the card!
I think I'm going to steal some hugs from you all, but don't worry, I'll be happy to return them, with interest :) Rebecca in Colorado

Berina RGA said...

Very beautiful card Sue!! Love the rose garden striplet!! Very beautiful!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and your flowers are always so pretty.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the way you have used the striplet. Congrats to the winners. Pat x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

How exciting to see some of your new release dies utilised in such an eye catching design that has the versatility to be used with any one of your mini striplet dies, even the Christmas themed designs. I am totally immersed with my festive cards at the moment so it is refreshing to see something totally different to whet my appetite-I love using the striplets as a background, and what an economical design using only one main die. I really must get myself some felt and the folded flower dies, they are stunning and really grab your attention. How useful are the flag dies, they are one of my best purchases to date.
I've had a hectic few days with one thing and another so my promise to try and create a card a day for the festive season has flown out the window unfortunately...until today that is. I decided to try my hand at emulating...or should that be copying?...your triple poinsettia striplet card from a previous demo. Initially I thought that it would be rather straight forward but I should have known better, Sue doesn't do simple! Cutting the three striplets was straightforward enough but embossing them on separate red card and cutting them out before placing them behind the original die cuts was more tricky and time consuming than I had thought- it didn't help that I paid no attention as to which poinsettia went where as I cut them but hey Ho, you live and learn. It didn't help that Brodie was his usual 'helpful' self with constant interruptions for a cuddle on my desk and to offer a lending paw or two- I have been hiding my final smoothie in fear that he will nab it , never to be seen again but I had it drying on my desk and he lifted it with his paw and punched it onto the floor before I had a chance to step in. There was much noise and appropriate commotion as he played football before hiding it in what can only be described as the smoothie graveyard, a place known only to him! That'll be another order placed with Julia Watts I guess then...
Whilst I appreciate the concept of an extra hour in bed this morning, someone had forgotten to tell Darcey and she woke me at her usual time for her brekkie too- having animals is like having kids at Christmas, the concept of a lie in doesn't register with them!
I'm already finding it hard to adjust to the darker late afternoon, I really feel for those who now go to work in the dark and come home in the dark cos at least I can benefit from a few hours of daylight.
Tracy, thinking about you honey, hope you've managed to control your nerves and distracted a little today, it's good that you can limit your stay in hospital by going in the morning of the operation though. This is the first step of your recovery and I wish you well, you're a tough cookie!xxxx
Val, good luck with your shoulder operation tomorrow also, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to heal, frustrating though it may boxxxx
Beth, Yvonne and Deb C, hope you are alright, miss you girlsxxxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

you know in don't do pink, but that is very elegant. amazed you didn't put some iced diamonds behind the striplet, hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Hi again!

Sorry to post again...slap my wrists!...but I had to respond to Rebecca's post. I've missed you honey but I now see that you have had more important issues to deal with at home. My heart goes out to you, it is one of the worst decisions we ever have to make as a member of our family deteriorates beyond our help. Hopefully Mo is at peace now, frolicking in that big garden in the sky along with my Gizmo who we had to let go 12 months ago- he was the same age as Mo and I find some comfort in the knowledge that he had a long and pampered life, but still, it is never an easy decision to make and they leave such a gaping hole . Our other four paws were a great comfort though as I'm sure yours will be, and time is a healer. You are welcome to many bear hugs, hope they help dearxxxxx

Huge hugs and kisses,

Laine1972xxxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card with a great spray of flowers.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, love the colours and flowers.
Di B. x

Tracy Stitt said...

Awww Rebecca I so feel for u. It's not nice having ur wee moggy put to sleep I had to do that for mine a few years ago class was around 16 had a good life too but sometimes there's only so much u can do for them.
Thinking of u and of course sending loving hugs xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card & Love the pretty Rose Garden Striplet Die which looks so delicate when cut & makes a beautiful design on every card.
The Felt flowers are stunning & make the perfect finishing touch to a wonderful card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Lynda's craft's said...


Good evening Sue & friends
Sue I love this card it's Gorgeous & the striplet is beautiful this has been on my list since you launched it but the festive die's took priority at the moment. I hope your enjoying your time with your mom & having some Well earned rest.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations too all this week's winners.

Tracy my thoughts & Prayers are with you for tomorrow hope all goes well for you BIG HUG'S xxxx

BETH & DEB'S C hope your both ok thinking of you both & sending Hug's xxx
TOB THERESA Sending Hug's your way xxx

Big Hug's for my friend's & everyone xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card the felt flowers are just gorgeous.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lesley Cann said...

Great card another beautiful way of using the striplet die. Love the arrangement of flowers.

Linda28 said...

Very pretty card, love the flowers, Hugs to all, Linda.

Dawn Holben said...

Wow another beautiful card today.
Love the summery colours and the die is beautiful and of course I love the way you have
layered it up.
Also love the flowers and must confess that is my favourite flower die and had so many
lovely comments when I make those flowers.

Jean said...

Stunnign!

barbara macaskill said...

What a lovely card!!! Congratulations to the 6 lucky comment winners!!

Eunice said...

Congrats to the winners, enjoy! Another very beautiful card Sue.

Melody said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card love the striplet the colours are great an the flowers the beautiful. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Tracy my thought will be with you tomorrow an fo a speedy recovery. Xxx
Molly wants to come back she is feeling a little silly right now, but she will be back xxx

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. Gorgeous flowers and I love this striplet.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care everyone.

sunshinepen said...

Gorgeous card love the effect

Crafty hugs Pen x

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous, such beautiful colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Love2papercraft said...

Thanks Laine :) it has helped knowing we had a good life together. I know time will help. We're still at that stage where we forget he's gone. My husband put out two bowls of their evening snack last night. Bluesy, our other cat was pleased he got twice the snack tho. The other 4 paws definitely help. Thanks again, I really appreciate it, I'm open to all the bugs I can get :) virtual, furry, humans, whatever - they all help
Rebecca. Wait - I'm open to HUGs, not bugs! It's not letting me edit - lol.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and very Feminine card. Your Rose dies is so beautiful and cuts so well, i love this die
Take care
Hazel G XX

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card as always.

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Julia H said...

Another beautiful card from a very talented lady.

To be honest i don't copy your cards that often, but on this ocassion i have on a theme !!

I loved the mini rose striplet and the felt flower, so bought both dies (they arrived yesterday !). My card looks lovely, thanks to your inspirational ideas...

Keep up the great work Sue.
Regards
Julia

Vie Carter said...

Another lovely card, just love these striplet dies

Vie
x