Thursday, 17 December 2015

Floral Vase

Hi bloggers!  The rose, poppy and apple blossom dies work so nicely together with the classic vase, it can't help but make a lovely card!

The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Another stunning card, lovely.
Daily hugs to Melody and family, Tracey and all who are not well.
Have a good day everyone.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love these dies they add that finishing touch without adding extra postage
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow it certainly does work well using those dies, you can batch cards of these and just leave the sentiment off until you are ready, great idea. Will watch video when hubby gets up...............shall I make a noise and wake him I better not or else he will be Mr Grumpy....not really.

Had to go to the drs. yesterday as my knee was so painful, I don't know what I have done to it but he said it was very inflamed and gave me some anti inflammatory tablets, I have taken 2 and it is beginning to get easier, oh wonder drugs.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card,these dies are a marriage made in heaven. Yvonne xx

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, the coloured flowers make a lot of difference to the card.

The shapes, colours and composition show off the dies to perfection.

Thank you for sharing.

Lots of love and craftihappiness and also festive craftiness everyone,

Pearl x

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue and love how you have done the flowers. Will watch the video after work. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card thank you tracyw

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for another great video, and beautiful card.
A brilliant idea as June says make up a batch, then your ready for any occasion.
Thank you Take care Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card and those subtle colours are just perfect. Great dies for those post cards and so pretty. Will have to watch video later, wrapping Christmas presents at the moment, still so much to do before the grandchildren arrive on Tuesday and crafting time with them, one of my favourite things
Muriel x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the flowers they are so pretty and the hints and tips on the video are great.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again today.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, very elegant card today!!!
Will watch video later!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card today.
I'm trying to be good and not buy more craft stuff before Christmas, I gave my Daughters a list of your die sets I want. After Christmas I will have a nice spending spree lol.
I need to win the lottery as I want all of your die sets they are all stunning.
Have a lovely day

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card, the flowers really stand out, going to watch the video now.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The colours of the flowers are wonderful and everything just seems to work so well together. A great idea to batch make.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sylvia Yates said...

Stunning card today Sue. The vase and flower dies are so different to any of your other dies, but so effective. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, all fits together beautifully - thanks for the video and all the tips for inking, and really like the new EF. Would love to receive this one!
Barbara macaskill - so sorry for your turmoil and hope things get easier for you.
Likewise to all our friends with problems - hugs.

'P' in Wales

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very different card today but it's beautiful and it shows just how wonderful your flower dies are. With a little bit of adapting this would be perfect for posting!
Hugs to all and special wishes to our missing friends. Sue XXX

hollyberry said...

This card is so beautiful,thank you for sharing.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I love the colours in your card, so pretty. I'm looking forward to watching the video tutorial when I get home from work. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is fabulous! I love the flower dies, especially the poppy. I love red poppies and have oodles of them in my garden. The embossed lines just finish this card off beautifully. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Have a great day everyone.

carol quinn said...

Wow another work of art!

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the flowers and the vase is terrific. Will watch video later.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue,nice fresh colours. Will be watching video later. JJxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

This is quite a pretty card and would be so appropriate for many occasions.


Jan from NSW (Aus)

michael thomas jeffries said...

Beautiful for any occasion card. The colours are stunning.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card great for Mother's day xx hazel

A Happercrafter6 said...

Another lovely card Sue.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, just love those flowers, and the delicate colouring, hope to catch up with all your videos during the holidays.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Your dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty but simple card today. these dies are great and you could arrNge the flowers anyway you wanted. Beautiful.

Love Rosemarie x x

PharmacyMichele said...

Another lovely card, so pretty & delicate.


Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
A really stunning card& the colours are gorgeous,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
Another one I have used. This makes a lovely get well card. Great card it is really pretty .
Your dies are so versatile.
Anne M xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another of your stunning cards, love it
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Julie Elli said...

Good morning all.
What a treat, a bunch of flowers from Sue!
Well it's the only bunch I'll get if my hubby has anything to do with it! Lol
Gorgeous thanks Sue

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really feminine and lovely card, love the colours of the flowers, great for all sorts of greetings. Take care. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card, can see this as a lovely set of notelets x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .Great card today as usual .Saw John with this card on Hochanda loved it.Gloria (sidcup) xx

Barbara Gosden said...

A gorgeous, stunning card. Can't wait to watch the video.
B xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a charming card love from Jackie xx

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card again Sue .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love today's pretty card. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely clean and simple design that would be perfect for lots of like the scored lines detail on the back panel...


marg said...

Good morning Sue
This is so pretty and different to your usual cards!
I will watch and take notes on how to get the lines right!
Take care
Love Marg

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful card and I love the colours. xx

auscrafts said...

this is a lovely set of dies

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, so pretty

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very different today and very pretty

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and great video full of hints and tips thanks for sharing. I love the way you've embossed the corner it finishes off the card brilliantly. Seeing you use the smaller embossing folder reminded me to use mine, I tend to only use the larger ones. The Smoothies are my favourite blending tool ever!
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow !! this card is stunning. Off to watch video now, to see 'How To'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, so pretty, and I love how the sentiment fits so perfectly in the frame in either direction. Thank you.Xx

Scottydog said...

Another lovely card Sue (as usual!). I have the smoothies on my Christmas list (however it is rather a long list!) but I had forgotten about the vase die, will have to treat myself. Thank you Sue

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, would be make a great get well card. Love it.
Will watch the video later.

sandy acland said...

Very very pretty!

Sandy (tort)

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A lovely pretty and delicate looking card. I have this sentiment die which is so useful for many occasions.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so pretty and I just love the vase of flowers. These dies will be so useful for many types of card and I will be buying them if Santa doesn't bring me them next week! Am going to watch the video later, so look forward to seeing your demonstration. Best wishes

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card. I love it. Really like the flower dies, I think they are so useful.
June hope your knee feels better today, know just how you feel!
Daily hugs to Melody, Francis and Tracy X.
Love and hugs to all who need them, love Alison xxx

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a pretty card I love the vase of flowers and the embossed background really sets it of. Have a lovely day, hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I agree, what a lovely card. SueLx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning sue, this is a lively card indeed . Love, Ivy xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card yet again. Very different

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue Another lovely card the vase & flower dies are so pretty & very useful

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue Another lovely card the vase & flower dies are so pretty & very useful

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card this morning and so useful for all different occasions. Having a batch of flowers and vases all ready to use would be a great idea for those last minute cards!
Lesley S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty love it. love Jean Z xxx

SueJ said...

A really pretty, useful card. Love it
Enjoyed the video as well.

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful and elegant card!
Thanks for the video!

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

Really pretty card this morning love it

dmj from kettering said...

What a lovely card, will catch the video later,

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card the dies are wonderful love the colours thank you. Xxxxxxx June Horrocks

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

This is exactly how I pictured the vase being used, with die cut flower shapes or more 3D flowers. It'd make some lovely 'quick' cards and with hospitals not allowing flowers nowadays the prospect of some pretty 'get well' cards.

There's been some wonderful cards over the last week and as I write I'm catching up on last weekend Hochanda shows, very inspiring stuff and the need list is that bit longer as well. I think I have the tightest pink Grand Calibur in the country but it still has the odd dead zone. Have an A5 machine for the thick dies and heavy duty stuff but when either of those go to the big craft shop in the sky I will go for a Platinum as it's very impressive - especially as an electric add on is due. Sending hugs from Billy and I to you & Mom xxx

Caught up with comments from Monday onward

Barbara McCaskill, thinking of you, how dreadful to find this out any time let alone a week or so before Christmas. Hugs xxx

Julie Laz, lovely to have you back, hugs xxx

Yvonne G, lovely to have you back, hugs xxx

Bejay, glad your voice is coming back, Hugs xxx

Laine, how are things hun? Hope you're ok, been thinking of you, hugs xxx

Lorraine F, I'll put the kettle on for us both this Christmas. Many years since I last had a proper drink. I used to be allowed a tiny amount but not for a good while now. I miss the taste of some drinks though, a really nice red or rosé, Baileys or a nice light real ale. I'm a pain if I'm ever in a pub, interrogating staff on their soft drink collections! MIL and I will be on red grape juice during Christmas dinner rather than join the kids on pop! Hugs xxx

Tracy, hope chemo isn't treating you too rough, been thinking of you hun, hugs xxx

Melody, been thinking of you and yours too, hugs xxx

Lynda, thank you, Billy says you're a lovely person to keep sending him cuddles, which he returns with interest. Hugs back at you xxx

My absence has been due to the issues with my neck causing daily migraines, the meds do work but I still end up sleeping after. Whole Christmas thing has been a bit of a write off, a lot of people getting vouchers and (whisper it) I had to give in and buy cards this year. Still making a special card for my Nanna and one for my granddad and his wife.

Must go, woke up at 5am with a locked neck so want to do breakfast and feed Billy, wrap my PA's Christmas gift and write a card then have a couple of hours sleep before she gets here. Getting those special cards knocked out tomorrow with any luck so if I'm not here don’t worry.

Sending a big happy hug each to all you Wilsonettes, have plenty extra if you need them. Hope you all have a wonderful day xxx

T x

Theresa Pace said...

this is a very fresh card. lovely hues on it, hugs xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and as always a great video, I do like to watch and learn,

To everyone going through tough times I wish you brighter days ahead

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Wendy L said...

Very beautiful card Sue, suitable for any occasion, xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The flowers work together beatifully with the vase. Thanks for your video.

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue, I love it!
Paula x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a really lovely card this is! It would be so useful for many occasions ! I bought that die as On your Special Day covers quite a lot! Also like the fact that it can be used portrait or landscape. I'm going to watch the video after lunch. I always learn something! By the way, Sue, I loved the black and red necklace you wore on Hochanda last week! If it goes missing I've pinched it! Lol!
Love to all,
Myra xxc

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so useful for lots of occasions thankyou.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lorraine Freeman said...

Lovely card today Sue which has lots of colours on but is still understated and elegant. The sentiment is so pretty.
Wheely, so good to hear from you but sorry you are still having a rough time. Wishing you a good spell.
Barbara, so so sorry to hear your awful news. I hope you have family and friends to support you as you come to terms with your altered situation, huggles xxx.
I must finish off all my crafting today then tomorrow it can be wrapping day and then I can concentrate on housework.
Wishing good things to all xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you. X Ros

Vie carter said...

What a very pretty card, just love it

Julie Kay said...

Stunning card Sue so refreshing. Crafty Regards Julie Kayxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
As you know I'm not a huge fan of flowers but I love the paler ones you did on the video, just so pretty. I also like the embossed lines in the top right hand corner they fill the space without distracting from the focal element (I'll have to try and remember that one). Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue, Hi Everyone,
What a very pretty card today, Sue. I love the flowers and the colours you chose for them. They are delightful :).
Well, my Christmas tree is finally up! This year I decided to put it in front of the window instead of on top of a unit by the wall and what have I decided?!?!!? I need a bigger tree lol. My window goes the entire length of my front room and touches the front door (I think it's all one unit) and the window has to be about 4' deep. My little tree is a 4' tall one but even up on my magazine rack it looks too small. So, don't tell it but this is most likely its last year as I've fallen in love with a wonderful 7' tall Noble Pine tree. It's lightly flocked so snow covered and it actually looks like a REAL tree! The down side, it's over £100 but I do have all year to save up for it lol.
I'll be making loads of decorations for it during the year so will be having a look at my dies to see if I can turn the cut designs into something wonderful for the tree next year. I don't decorate the room as such so I decided that it's not too bad to go as mad as I can with the tree. My sister always buys a real one and I'm thinking that mine will pay for itself in a few years and should last for ages. I do worry that I'm thinking of next Christmas before this one has arrived...\I'm getting like that Park Hamper advert aren't I lol.
I hope everyone is smiling at the thought of the weekend and all the Christmas shopping is almost finished. I just have to go to town once more before next Friday but that's just to pick up a prescription as all my shopping is done and dusted for this year...YAY!!!
Hugs to everyone.
Bejay x (still a bit croaky but getting there)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is absolutely delightful, it has an almost watercolour appearance. Anyone would surely love to receive a Card like this. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Very nice and I love that you used a "holiday" embossing folder for a non-holiday card. Beautiful card!!! Jan D., Florida, USA

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, really pretty colours, nearly as good as a real bunch of flowers, in some respects, but better in others as it will keep longer.

Jean said...

Love this! That bouquet is wonderful!

sunshinepen said...

wow wow wow this is just beautiful. many thanks Sue for showing it to us.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is such a pretty card Sue and with the sentiment that you have put on it, it could be for any occassion. I love how it's only the flowers that have the colour in them and the backing for the sentiment. You have made the ideal Mothers Day, or Birthday or Easter or a Thinking of you or a Just Because card, what a brilliant way to be able to actually get something planned and ready just for signing as the sentiment does for all these various occasions. Thank you Sue for a very useful card indeed.
Wheely flower i'm so sorry that you have been having a bad time with your neck and migraines as i know from on going experience just how it feels and how it affects you. You have a wee rest if you can flower as it can wear you down when you have all the normal things going on and migraines and extra pain on top of it. Sending hugs your way flower to let you know you're thought of.
Tracy i hope your treatment is treating you as well as can be expected from it and that you are on that upward climb back to health again.
Barbara flower, my SIL found out that my BIL's extra overtime work that he had been doing through the night and long days was nothing that brought in extra money but him doing exactly the same to her as he had done to his first wife and she was devastated. He has just got remarried once more to his extra overtime after 12 years of living with her but my poor SIL is still trying to pick up the pieces of her broken heart as are their children. All i can do flower is send you gentle hugs and thoughts to get you through this awful period but you can bounce back, you are a strong vibrant woman who will be back better than she was. I hope that you have family and friends that will be by your side when you and now you need them the most.
well trying to get some last minute things done but it is that kind of a day that it is all conspiring against me so i'm just about to put my hands up and say "you win". The weather outside my house this afternoon is like a warm Spring day, you wouldn't think that Christmas day was only 8 sleeps away not that i'm counting. So i will wish you all as good a day as you can have with gentle hugs going to all the Wilsonettes and honary Wilsonettes that could do with them,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

KarinsArtScrap said...

o what a gorgeous card Sue, great dies and very elegant.
Gr Karin

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is so elegant, I love the splash of colour and can't think of anyone who wouldn't love to receive that bouquet.
Hugs, Rose

ursula said...

A very pretty card, must make a point of getting this urn die, so versatile....luv Ursula xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love the subtle colouring of the flowers on the video. The flower dies really do mix and match so well, it's a bouquet that anyone would love to receive.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love the flowers and the vase; and especially how you showed us to lightly ink the inside die cut of the vase to look like water coming through the lacquer. Thanks for another wonderful video.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, lovely subtle colours, makes delicate looking flowers.

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue that is one pretty card and just what is needed for a grey damp day.
I love that vase die and also the flower ones and must admit I have overlooked them but not anymore as they are now on my wish list.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love the flowers in the vase, so pretty and elegant looking.
Great video you make it all look so easy!!!
Just received my Noble Squares and Rectangles Set B so can mat and layer till my hearts content.

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue. The flowers are so pretty.

Love and hugs to all.


Lisbeth said...

Very pretty card again Sue. I love the rambling berries embossing folder.


barbara macaskill said...

Wheely, Lorraine and Norah,
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am playing my cards close to my vest right now and waiting for the perfect time to let them know that I know what is going on.
Sue~ This vase of flowers is delightful! TFS!

karenlotty said...

I love it all! As I post a lot of the cards I make thae flower dies would be the perfect addition toy arsenal Santa.... please I've been a good girl

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card today, those flower dies look so good together. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Simply lovely Sue, beautifully coloured. I have these dies and they are so pretty.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon & Friends
Oh Sue I love this card it's so pretty.
The flowers are beautiful with the vase to show them off perfectly.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Barbara Macaskill my heart goes out to you how awful for this to happen too you
at any time of year but Christmas time seems so much worse.
Hope you have family & friends around you.sending you ((((((((Hug's ))))))

Wheely Bad thank Billy for his slobbery cuddles Annie & Bambi send same for you
Sorry you have been suffereing with a bad neck & Migraine Big gentle Hug's from me xx

TRACY I hope your not having a bad time this week with your treatment Big Hug's.xx

TOB Theresa hope your shoulder is feeling a lot better now & your on the mend Hug's xx

Big Hugs for friends & everyone xxx

sued99 said...

This is so pretty.

liz spooner said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card today Sue, thanks.xx

Jane Franklin said...

A beautifully simple but effective card. Wonderful. Best wishes to all. Jxx

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful card and so useful for many occasions. I have the rose die so will probably try a version with just the rose. Excellent video as usual.

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Very pretty card today Sue, nice to see how the flowers
look like when they are made up and sitting in the vase.

Wheelybad- sorry to see you have been so bad with you neck
again,sending gentle hugs x
Tracy- hope your treatments going ok and you not feeling
to bad with it,hugs x
Yvonne- must have missed you, hope you are all right x
Lorraine- hope you are all right and your little tinkers
are behaving themselves x
Melody- and family, sending my usual hugs to you all and Molly,
I hope you looking forward finish school soon.x
Rebecca in Colorado,hope you are ok? x
To all Wilsonette's and friends, warm hugs to all
Maria x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!! Just adore this card!!!!

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue. Such a simple design, a vase of flowers but how amazingly stunning it looks along with the embossing. Pat x

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, Simply gorgeous!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Soooo pretty.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card you have created useing these dies, they work brilliantly together.

Thank you for the inspiration, Love Brenda xxx

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sue

Eunice said...

A very lovely card Sue. The dies work brilliantly together!!!

terrie said...

This vase card is just the die cut flowers...well done Sue

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful, sweet card, and I really like the graduated lines on the right hand side, as you look at it.
Maureen xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Love this beautiful pretty card which looks so elegant & feminine.
Just watched the video which was amazing as always with your clear & precise
instructions of how to make all your wonderful creations...
Stunning & beautiful card...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Jean said...

Wow - amazing card!