Monday, 2 November 2015

Thanks

Hello bloggers!  A bit of paper piecing for you today!  I started by embossing a piece of white card with the Bed of Roses embossing folder (because I never use that one! LOL)  Next I cut the Lattice and Lace Striplet twice in white and twice in wisteria card,  I used the white striplet as the base piece and cut a black backing piece for it using just the outer die and glued them together.  I then used the fall away pieces from the wisteria card striplet and paper pieced them back into the white striplet.  I did this for each side of the card then attached them both with mounting foam.  For the focal element, I cut the largest shape in the Lisbon in white, but used the next cutting die to create a frame.  I then backed it with wisteria card and cut the smaller die in the Lisbon set into the wisteria card and used the cutting die to create a frame in that one.  I added mounting foam to the back of it and then cut the smallest die in the Lisbon set out of a piece of white card and added the frame over it.  I backed the cut out in the centre with black. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a small oval die and inked it with Shaded Lilac.  I cut two more ovals out of black and added them top and bottom to the sentiment to create a shadow.  I finished the card with a pierced white mat, a wisteria and black mat and a larger white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x








161 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue., gorgeous
Molly lovely to see you back. A shareholder at your age, you are a budding tycoon. Melody, she is a girl to be proud of. I'm glad that Francis is keeping to his exercise plan, he is very determined.
Hugs to all , Tracey hope you are feeling a bit better.
Keep safe and well everyone

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card love the subtle colour of the lilac.
Nancyd xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gorgeous card today and I love the wisteria colour, looks really nice on this creation.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, Loving the colours. Yvonne xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

A delightful card to day with a just a peek of lilac showcasing the dies.

Warm thoughts and(((((hugs))))) to Melody, Francis and Tracy.

Hi Molly glad to see you are back my sweet.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the striplet and can see the EF is a favourite of yours!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Very nice Sue . Like the paper piecing with the wisteria, lovely colour. JJxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you.
I remember paper piecing with peel offs lol, that seems so long ago.
Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

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

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card my favourite the striplets and love the colour
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

hettygarlick said...

Gorgeous card. I love the paper piecing on the striplet. So pretty.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love the striplet dies and this
one is gorgeous!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. The colours are lovely. Dont have the wisteria colour yet must get my hands on some. It looks like a very gentle lilac colour. I dont mind doing some paper piecing as i find it very relaxing and i know what you mean about the e/b folder as some times i have to put it back and use a different one lol. Hope you are having a lovely time in florida and not working to hard.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Pearl said...

Morning sue and everyone.

Lovely lacy card today Sue, so beautiful, thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone

Pearl x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the colour - not sure that I'd have your patience to piece all the tiny bits back in though (that's if I could see them in the first place!). Sue XXX

Julie Elli said...

Another fab technique that I'd never think to do and yet it is so effective!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us.
Big hug
Julie E

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow, this card is incredible, a lot of work, love the colour combo too. Have a great day. Bx

auscrafts said...

lovely card today and I love the wisteria colour,

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely and very effective. Foggy Monday here!

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue
Love the colour and the whole card is gorgeous.
Jan

Jan.moogie said...

Two days of gorgeous cards Sue right up my alley so to speak. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Not seen that folder for sometime, wondered what had happened to it lol !! I have to admit that I have my 'go to' folders too, I'm sure we all have (although I can't imagine there are too many men that appreciate row's of bows as a background on their card's ) !! I am only joking by the way, I love the tartan folder for some of my men cards, it's brilliant.
Anyway, back to today's beautiful card. Like I said in a post not so long ago, I love re-setting co-ordinating and contrasting colour's in what striplet's I have, I never tried it with those foil peel off's, never did like them and still don't, but using this technique using card and your collection of dies just looks so pretty and classier, although with my stupid odd little fingers I can't always manage it, but try when it's something I fancy doing for a change.
I must see if my craft shop has this flavour card as it's such a soothing looking colour, she does pack's of various colours for us to try, similar to what you put together for shows, she puts 2 of each new colour, which is brilliant, then I go buy a full pack (or two) of my favourites, such a great taster.
Anyway I've gone on enough against ! So I will finally finish by saying I love today's card, and wish you a lovely day Sue, whatever your plans.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

lilian said...


Hi Sue, lovely card, beautiful colour, love the idea of using alternate colours in the spaces.

Sorry I missed some days been away to the beautiful city of Bath.

Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card as usual. Love the wisteria colour card. It is a gentle colour and works so well with coconut white.
Have a good day everyone!
Anne M xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely delicate work, love it

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I love the Lattice and Lace Striplet and this stunning card shows it off beautifully, the delicate wisteria colour enhances the gorgeous lacy look.x

rosiejt said...

Great card and great close-ups.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. One of my favourite dies and the wisteria card is a gorgeous colour. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card, love these dies
Carol

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are stunning. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the striplet detail.
B xx

Barbara (C) said...

Great card and I love the paper piecing effect to subtly add colour.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely pale shade the Wisteria! It makes a statement though without being overly loud!
Pretty card today Sue I love the E/F too!
Take care
Love Marg

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card Sue! The paper piecing looks great with the wisteria card. Debra x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, looks so luxurious.
Michele

Love2papercraft said...

Greetings Lovely Sue & equally lovely Wilsonettes! Somehow I missed Sunday's card until now...I was in awe of it - so beautiful! Then I looked at this one and I'm even more in love with it! I honestly don't know how you do it Sue! What an amazing talent you have - even more amazing is how generous you are with it. Thank you so very much! Speaking of your generosity, congrats to the comment winners - how fun!
Yesterday's & today's cards have more in common than just the Bed of Roses EF (which I'm thrilled to own)...they each feature die sets I really, really want! I want the whole collection of the Candian & Portuguese dies, but have been collecting some of the Nobles & Festive dies first. I think the Canadian background snuck it's way into my Joanna Sheen shopping cart last time! Should be on its way soon :) I need to be reasonable & patient and order one die at a time (not so damaging to the bank account that way). Eventually, I'll get them all (but my inner child is screaming at me to buy them all at one time - & that time is now!). Fortunately, my inner child can be reasoned with when I remind her she wouldn't have a roof over her head or food to eat if I obeyed her every command! She's still pouting though - oh wait, so is the grown up me.
Anyway, I'm over the moon with this card! Truth be told Sue, I bet just about any combination of your dies would look good together -so I should worry less about duplicating and concentrate on trying techniques etc.
I must get to bed as I'm working days all this week (and hopefully only 8 hrs a day instead of my usual 12) as I'll be in training. Anyway, that's why my comment is early instead of one of the last ones like usual. Hugs to all! Rebecca in Colorado

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card today. Paper piercing is so worth the effort.
Jan
Northampton

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is lovely love the colours as well, I think this is the one striplet die set I haven't got but on my must have list. I just love all your die sets and stamps
Keep safe everyone today, especially in the UK with the awful fog around.
No crafting until this evening for me, my first day of looking after 3 Grandchildren at once today age 4 months/18months and 4 and 3/4 years. Going to be a busy day but fun lol.
Maggie

gwen70 said...

So beautiful

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Good morning Sue, since I First saw you paper piecing I've loved doing it, I tried it with peel offs but never liked it. Today's card is gorgeous and what a surprise to see you using that folder!!! Lol!. I find I'm doing the same thing with your frosty swirls folder (I think that's the name) on my Christmas cards.
Hugs x
Heather T

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sue another fabulous card where on earth do you get all these lovely ideas glad you gave them big hugs Jo.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, the paper piecing is a great technique to use with some of your dies. I love the colours too.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

dmjones said...


That is one of my favourite striplets!!!!




Doreen x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love this card - the color is fabulous and the EF and the dies ............
Gorgeous !!!!!!!
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card again and I love the lacy look and the paper piercing too. This seems well worth the effort. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Lovely card again SUE. Love this striplet which I don't have at the moment. (Another item for the wish list ). Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, i love the Lisbon die from Lianne Morrison

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very pretty, Sue, and fits the sentiment so well.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just gorgeous and I love the colour scheme and the paper piecing/inlay work you did with the Lattice and Lace diecut...the Lisbon set just fell into my shopping basket when I bought some Festive dies recently - I must try it with the Auvergne as I'm sure the ray patterns on both sets will marry in nicely together...

Izzy

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card. I need both this striplets and the wisteria card. Such a beautiful colour.

Love Rosemarie x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful. Love the wisteria card, such a lovely colour. Really like the effect of the paper piecing too. Horrible day here at the moment - stay safe in the fog everyone. Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue. I really like the paper piecing technique, like you did on the butterfly striplet too. A little time consuming but worth it, very satisfying. Thank you.Xx

Anne said...

I love this technique, Sue. A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

karenlotty said...

I was lucky enough to win this die when you released the set So I enjoy seeing examples of it being used This is so pretty and I like to paper piece at times I find it very relaxing I've sort of done it on Serif too Now where's that Wisteria card

Jane Franklin said...

I wasn't sure at first on this one but it is growing on me. I love the piecing effect and like these fiddly jobs, I find it relaxing. I have all the elements except (shock horror) the EF, from the comments I can see it's a Must have!
I have stacks of peel offs, from the days when they were the norm and I sneak them onto my cards just to use them up so I can have more space for Sue's dies lol.
Thanks again Sue for such great ideas. Best wishes to all jxxx

SueJ said...

A really lovely card Sue, love the paper piecing very effective.

Scottydog said...

A very pretty card today Sue. Love the lattice & lace striplet. It's on my Christmas list!! Lol! Forgot to say congratulations yesterday to all the winners!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card and colours so pretty love Jean Z xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Beautiful, love the lacey look. x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love how different it looks even though the layout is the same as a previous card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Really lovely!
:-)
Lorna D

Marion said...

Hi Sue really like this card ,must try the paper piecing.
Marion H

hollyberry said...

So beautiful.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card . It is just so pretty and as I have the striplet will
certainly give it a go.
Regards,
Evis M.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Just popped back to say that there isn't a pin button on your card today, I had to go to yesterday's card to pin today's (if that makes sense lol!). I thought I'd mention it in case others are having the same problem.
Hugs x
Heather T

Tressa said...

Am pleased to see you use the paper piecing method again, it is so effective if fiddly. I love the embossing folder you have used, one of my favourites. Another beautiful card. Thank you.

Teresa

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, another striplet I love. Never tried putting the fall away pieces back in will certainly be giving it a try.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! I love the paper piecing it's so effective, such a pretty striplet.
Hugs to all xo

nattyboots said...

Love, love ,love this card ,you are a gem Sue.
Elaine H X

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the colour.
Hugs Theresa xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Morning everyone. I hope your morning is as good as mine right now. Following pre-dawn fog (yes, I was up before the sun...for the dog), the sky is now a brilliant blue and the sun is shining fit to burst...it's really chilly though so not a day to spend too long outside.
Sue, I love this striplet! Yet another to add to my wish list. Right now I have an A4 ring binder and two A5 binders full of various dies (my sister says I have too much) and a certain wonderful lady keeps designing new ones that I simply MUST have. I really need to win the lottery as my sickness benefit just won't cover everything my craft room needs. I would really love to have a try at paper piecing and am going to have a try to see if I have the patience for it...it you hear rumbles and screams coming up from the south-west, you know it's not going too well lol.
As always, Sue, thanks so much for sharing your latest work of art with us and Happy Monday to everyone.
Bejay x

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue love the colour thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Wendy L said...

Very clever and very beautiful, xxx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card love how you have used the wisteria drop out pieces , must try this one!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

sandy acland said...

I love this striplet die its beautiful as is this card.

Sandy (tort)

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a rather foggy morning, wow I love this its very dainty and so pretty. Love it. hugs Shirleyxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh such a pretty card brightens a dull day
thanks for sharing
hugs Sarah N xxx

weefortune said...

GM Sue, hope you are well, another lovely card hugs Elaine x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely!

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, as you always do. So sorry I seem to have missed a few posts of late but all fab.

Love & hUgs

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

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Ooh like this one. Never tried paper piecing yet I dunno if I'd have the patience sounds very fiddly and time consuming and as it takes me long enough to make one card by the time I find the stuff more time has gone!! Lol.

I'm still sore I think the bruising is coming out. It had been alright but the past few days has been sorer now that's been a week today since surgery. A quick week mind u but I'm sure it'll drag in till thurs as that's when I get the pathology results.

Love and hugs to all xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue wow what a beautiful card and I love the dies you have used and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs A xxx

Iris-Beth Harborne said...

Beautiful as always. Just wish I could afford all the dies and embossing folders but I can dream and I can adapt the ideas with what is available. Thank you for all you do and share.

Paula said...

Such a lovely, lacy card today Sue, I love everything about it! :)
Tracy, I hope the week goes quickly for you and your results are good.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sunny day and a joy to see yet another beautiful card

Crafty hugs Pen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, paper piecing is so effective.
Off to start my Chrsitmas cards now. Take care everyone, Jess x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You've done your dies proud again - it's a lovely card. I'm like Jess, have to start my Xmas cards PRONTO!
Hugs, Rose

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card today and I love the wisteria card stock. Paper piecing is fiddly and time consuming but really worth the effort for those special cards, it is so effective.
Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
You are not alone the bed of roses is my favourite EF, well apart from Christmas cards and then it's the snowflake lattice! Beautiful card and I do like the wisteria colour

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card, at my first quick glance it looked like a simple parchment effect with the wisteria adding the shading. I must have missed this die, must have been in your last release, but I think it might need to go on my Christmas list. It's hard not to buy dies before Christmas as it's good to give ideas to family members. Thank you for sharing such a beauty Sue.
Love Diane G xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have paper pieced the striplet.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunning card, using the Striplet die. I too have never seen this one before, so must be added to my Wish List.

Love the colour combi too

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love the Belgium lace effect of your striplet dies. You have used one of my favourite colours. Favourites are all lilacs, lavanders and purples.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card, love the colour combination and have just added this striplet to my wish list.
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Loving today's card. The striplets are so pretty.
Crafty hugs from
Annie B Irchester

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous card Sue and love the piecing. I have a die that takes the holly and the berries out so I've used red and glitter card and taped it to the back. Very striking.....and as you know I love me glitter! Love the Striplets and love the colours used too. "Thank you Sue" x Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes in need, too, from Stacy, Molly (millionaire to be), Melody and Francis and Lanc Steph xx Love Karen xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Yet another lovely card Sue, whenever l try this technique l end up grovelling on the floor for that essential last piece!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful card love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card....love the darker background contrast. Jan D., Florida, USA

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning Sue! Wow, wow, wow...what beautiful cards I missed over the last few days. I love each and every one of them. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and fabulous techniques
I've been busy with my grandchildren over the weekend with all of their Halloween festivities and didn't get a chance to really look at all the gorgeous cards and read all of the amazing comments. Catching up this morning.
Stephanie, you gave me chills describing your time with your beautiful granddaughter. What a wonderful experience...like no other.
Tracy, hope you're feeling better and trying to keep your mind busy until Thursday.
Thelma and Louise, you always make me laugh out loud.
Rebecca, your dream sequence was quite entertaining.
Lorraine F, I hope you'll soon be feeling better.
Molly, I'm so glad to finally "meet" you. I've read so many wonderful comments about you. My oldest grandson just turned 13 and he is also an entrepreneur just like you. I'm so proud of him, just like your grandparents are proud of you.
Melody, I'm so happy to hear that Francis is keeping up with his exercises.
By the way, I LOVE THIS BLOG!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Jan from Long Island said...

Oops...I forgot to congratulate all of the winners. CONGRATULATIONS!

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, I haven't got the striplet die (yet) but I have the
Lisbon die so I am going to try the focal element.xx

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue, so light and lacy.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

Lisbeth said...

Very clever technique Sue, I should think it is quite fiddly to create but super for those cards for "special" people

Lisbeth

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
A very attractive card , beautifully put together.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hi Sue,
I think the Lisbon dies have just jumped to the top of my wish list. I wonder which of the exhibitors at the NEC will be able to help me. Will have to do some more adaptations for the rest of the card. Not my favourite colour combination but I will let you off as we need variety. Love paper piecing another technique I forget to use.
Molly I think it's very exciting to be a share holder. Enjoy all the benefits it brings you.
Maggie, wow I am impressed with your Grandmothering skills.
Belay I hope the paper piecing goes well.
Tracey, crikey that was a quick week. It will take time for you to heal and it's not something you can rush. Have you tried arnica though as that should help. Good luck on Thursday.
Jan, thank you I really appreciate all the kind thoughts.
It's a very miserable and foggy day here but I don't feel too bad. I am really looking forward to the NEC on Thursday but my list keeps getting longer! Been told by my friend to take things steady so I don't mess myself up beforehand. Oooh the sun has just come out, I think I will go and have a wander around the garden. Wishing good things to all xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Missed yesterday's post so congratulations to the comment fame winners, especially pharmacymichelle.
Love today's card Sue especially love the grouting technique. Will be trying this on my Christmas cards.

Dorothy Flear said...

Very pretty card today. I really like the idea of using some of the odd bits. Thank you Dorothy.

Gloria Robey said...

Good afternoon Sue .Had no internet for a week .So I have spent the morning catching up, great fun .AS always a very lovely card today. I have never tried paper piecing as I am so impatient.May think about it .Gloria (sidcup) xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

I just love all the striplet dies, haven't got this one yet!! The card is gorgeous though so will definitely be getting it at some point, it's just so hard to choose which dies to get first as there are so many I want or should I say need.

As I've mentioned before I'm a new crafter mainly due to having to give up work because of illness. Ive been making cards for myself to give to family and friends. But since making one for my son's girlfriend to give her brother and then her Auntie it's gone crazy everyone seems to want a card off me and it's all thanks to your dies the really do make the card look so beautiful so thank you for being so talented.

Molly lovely to hear from you, I've not long joined the blog but I know that lots of people have missed you so I think you must be one special little lady. So sorry to hear your Nan and grandad are ill and I wish them well along with everyone else. Look forward to reading your posts take care.

My first and probably only long post phew!!

Hugs
Linda xx

terrie said...

Another great looking card....I like the looks very fancy card...tfs
Well done Sue

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, this EF is one of my favourites and works perfectly with these dies.

The colour, apart from on one photo looks grey on my iPad. I'm sure this is one card that will look even better in the 'flesh'
But Lilac or Grey it's still Beautiful.

Love Brenda xxx

Jayne S said...

Stunning card, i love the striplet dies, they are so useful.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous again Sue
Gr Karin

Lesley Cann said...

Great card. I am also a fan of the striplet dies so I really love the ideas you come up with for using them.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi Lorraine. Yeah I use arnica quite often and had lately put my mom onto it as she's been having a lot of falls lately. Last one she got a black eye! It worked a treat she'd never heard of it before lol great stuff!!! Xx

America said...

Super cuts showcased beautifully. Great use of piecing with touches of lilac. Fabulous work as always!

barbara macaskill said...

Lovely!! I have been on a paper piecing kick lately and simply love the finished result!! TFS!

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, this is a gorgeous card. I have the dies so l will be trying the design out. Love, Ivy xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty and fab colours

HeatherBCrafty said...

Beautiful card. I really like the idea of paper piecing, I have to try this more. You have inspired me to go craft!

xHeather

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love how you get so much depth in your cards with color and frames. Sue, you are the queen of frames! I am going down to my craft room in a minute and making myself a note "to keep and use the cut away pieces from my die cuts to use on the same die cut in another color".

Dawn Holben said...

Another stunning card today, I love the way you have used the cut out pieces
and inlaid them back in.
It just looks so pretty and I love the wisteria and black together.

Brooke Bont said...

Beautiful card

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Absolutely brilliant card, love, love, love, it.
Patricia xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a lovely Card. I really like your usage of the Wisteria Card, it adds a great tint to your card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone today's card is delicious I love it an I love the striplet dies an I think the new little one you have made are really cute. Nan ain't got any of them yet but I bet she will when things are better.
When I got home from school today my badge an Hochanda craft box had came the craft box folds up into a little tiny bag I am going to keep all my dies in in down nans I only have a few here because the girls get them out an I like to keep them nice in there packets. I didn't get the shares yet nan said they will come soon I can't wait to see how many I got think I keep them in my new craft box as well.
To everyone who keeps saying they missed my birthday you have not its not my birthday till the 21st nan just had to buy the shares from grandad already because they would not be selling them when it's my birthday. They have stopped selling them now that's why nan said they going to send out soon. I will let you no when they come an how many I get. I don't think they will make me a millionaire but I am still excited. Thank you Linda it is a really good blog you are going to like it. Thank you everyone Molly oxoxox

Karen Drew said...

Love the colour. The effect is lovely
luv
Karen xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue I'm surprised you don't turn to this folder it's one I use a lot! ! Very nice card love from Jackie xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card as usual.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card today, thank you.
Love Maureen xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends
I love this card it's so elegant the striplet is lovely love the colours.
I have this striplet on my list for Thursday at NEC plus a few more of your die's im so looking forward to it. So Lorraine F I might bump into you.
Love Lynda Brock xxx

Sending gentle Hugs TRACY I'm thinking positive thoughts & prayers for Thursday take care xx

Melody so pleased Francis is keeping up with his exercises,I hope you are resting more & looking after yourself too.
Sending you all big Hug's

Molly I'm glad we haven't missed your birthday,It's lovely your so excited about your shares.
Take care sweety Big Hug's xx

Hug's for Lynne M thinking of you & TOB Theresa hope your both doing ok xx

Hug's for BETH & DEB C thinking of you both xx

Hug's for all my friends & all on the blog xx

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue I have these borders and keep forgetting about them, must get them out.xx

nannapat said...

I love the idea of piecing in the cut outs from the wisteria card, such a pretty effect. Lovely card Sue. Pat x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card so pretty, the dies, colour etc are fantastic.
Di B. x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Superb! A Sue Wilson classic! The composition of today's card is stunningly intricate and somewhat similar to yesterday's little beauty, albeit with totally different dies. I am so glad I splashed out on the entire Canadian collection and most of the Portugese because some of your most gorgeous designs feature these sets. Paper piecing is something that I haven't tried for a number of years....back in the dim dark days when peel offs were an absolute crafting necessity that I used on every card without exception, I still have a box full to bursting point! So trying it again will be a novelty that I am sure to enjoy. The end results are undeniably eye catching though the wisteria card looks a murky grey on my I pad I am sure it is lovely in real life. I never tire of the bed of roses EF, it's one of my favourites and features in many of my own creations, it's particularly nice with gilding wax. Thanks for the continued excellence Sue and tireless generosityxxx
I had a particularly hairy day yesterday-it started off with a seizure which then triggered off a migraine:-( I call them migraines for want of a better word, they are actually severe headaches caused by hydrocephalus which is excessive fluid on the brain. The headaches are caused by the severe pressure created by the fluid-it is like your head is stuck in a vice that is getting gradually tighter, it affects your vision and balance too. When you are in the grip no amount of analgesics can ease the symptoms, you just have to wait until it passes.
Still feel abit foggy today but much better by all accounts. So much so that I decided to take my mobile back to O2 for repair- the battery has been running down within the hour after a full charge and was feeling suspiciously hot to the touch, seemingly it's a manufacturing flaw with the S4. I am debating over whether to upgrade but if I'm completely honest I can't justify my need for a phone more sophisticated than I am! Besides, it's close to Christmas and I would rather treat my family....or buy more dies:-)....
Speaking of dies, Bejay, never fell guilty about how many you have amassed, I have ten folders full to the brim of dies for every occasion imagine able yet I still find a need/reason to buy more. I'm going to need an extension on my craftroom if I continue at my current rate!
Sandra and the girls, hope you enjoyed your dirty weekend away 'crafting'....more like drinking and marauding I imagine:-) Hope your hangovers aren't too brutal!
Tracey, not long to go before your results, arthritic fingers and crossed in anticipation:-) a few more cheeky reds may calm those nerves and help you to sleep...though I don't recommend trying out that colouring whilst under the influence!
Rebecca, talking of being under the influence, what on earth had you taken before you came up with that dream sequence?.....and can I have some:-) I loved it though, it totally sums up just how bonkers most of us are on this delightful blog. I hope we get more of the same if you re not too busy with work this weekxxx
Molly, I am so impressed with your business sense at such a young age- I remember that for my thirteenth birthday I wanted the new Wham album...long before your time honey!...and a new pair of roller boots....my old ones were a size 5 and too big for me, I'm a size3 and my mum thought I'd grow into them, as a result they were stuffed with inner soles!
To want to invest in something that you are passionate about is admirable and I hope you re loyalty pays dividendsxxx
Huge hugs to Yvonne, Beth, Wheely Bad, Deb C, Theresa , Jan, and all my blog buddies who are in special need or would just like one anyway!
Off to escape into the worlds of Emmerdale, Eastenders and Corriexxx

Laine1972xxx

Laura O said...

fab card ,similar to yesterday ,Laura O

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card & love every element of it,.
Loving the lattice & lace striplet dies, so pretty & look amazing how you have paper pieced them & the colours are beautiful.
Very delicate & elegant card...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and very elegant card. I have all these dies so going to have a try tomorrow
Take care
Hazel G XX

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another beautiful card sue x the striplet looks very pretty and the colours are gorgeous x thankyou sue x
Will catch up with comments tomorrow been super busy but really hope everyone is well and thinking of you all x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Eunice said...

Such a lovely card Sue.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the elegant die cuts!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Melody said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card I think that is one of my favourite striplet dies. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Littlelamb said...


Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today, looks like a simple card to make, but what a lot of work has gone into this. Just lovely!

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
I was stuck at the hospital all day today so I hope no one will mind that I'm putting my comment in so late (a day late)
I think this card is beautiful and I love that technique - I have tried it will a few of my striplets and it always works so well.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us all Sue!

Lizzybea said...

Wow what a beautiful card just love it.
Liz xx

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

gailgale said...

I really like this card.
I love the die, I love the embossing folder and I love the center.
And I love how it all came together.

gailgale said...

I absolutely love this card.
COULD YOU PLEASE DO A VIDEO ON THIS CARD FOR YOUTUBE????
I want to watch it over and over.

Vie Carter said...

Just adore this card, so very clever in design

Vie
x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, Omgoodness I want them all,
That's my Christmas list done crafty hugs
Julie laz xxx