Monday, 14 December 2015

Just Because

Hi there my crafty friends!  Today's card features several different groups of dies including the Geminis and Configurations.  They all work so well together, don't they?  I started by cutting my background edge using the cutting die from the Pavo.  I wanted it to peek out from underneath, but also have a shadow so I made a matching cut out of black card and glued it under the blue edge, just slightly offset from it.  Next I cut the Pavo out of white card and used the decorative piece and the other cutting edge.  I centred it so it showed from beneath my shadowed edge and added another piece of white card below it to square out the card base.  For the focal element, I cut two of the Lattice Arched Adornment and put them together with their centre flat edges meeting.  I stamped my sentiment then cut the Montreal centre die into a frame and attached it over the sentiment.  I added a small thin oval frame to accent the sentiment too.  I used a few of the flowers from the Delicate Garden frame, cut in blue to accent the sentiment as well.  The corners were adorned with the Elegant Lace Edger corners.  I added a thin black mat before adding my final pierced mat and blue, black and white mats to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.
The blog candy was drawn and posted late yesterday so don't forget to scroll down and check the names of the winners to see if you are among them!   All for now, Sue x





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133 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love it.
Daily hugs and thoughts for Melody, hope all is okay.
Big hugs to all who need or wantt one.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, just love the colours and the edging

Jackie Meechan said...

What a gorgeous card and yes they all work together. Love the blue coloured card, very nice.
Hugs to everyone who needs one.
CraftyJacq
XX

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another beautiful card Thank you.
I love the little dies.
Take care Kitty.
I just scrolled down and I am a winner. Thank you so much Sue.
That has made my Christmas.
now to try and send the e-mail.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card, love the Gemini dies
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

auscrafts said...

Beautiful cards ,love the colour

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, the colours remind me of wedgewood blue chinaware. Yvonne xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and the colours are beautiful.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card, Sue, and really shows the versatility of your dies - love it!
Well done to the blog candy winners, so pleased for Kitty to be drawn as Number One -
great early Christmas present!
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card and gorgeous colours Sue, love it xxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue,

Congrats to the winners!

This card is lovely Sue and would be so appropriate for any occasion, all you would need to change would be the sentiment.

Another inspirational card. Thank you.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats all winners. A great card today Sue, very elegant, love the smooth layer over the top of lace.

tracy w said...

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

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card today Sue. That touch of black makes it pop. Congratulations to the winners. JJxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card and a style I really like
Pat x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Blue and white always a winner. Well done winners!

Loraine Jefferis said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. I love everything about it. Especially the colours. Enjoyed your shows immensely. Take care clever lady. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Sue So neat and pretty. So beautiful.
Jan

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the shadow effect on the Pavo die.
Congratulations to the blog candy winners, especially Kitty. Sue XXX

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the shade of blue you have used on today's very pretty card. Also love the cute teeny tiny flowers! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning design in such a lovely colour of blue, so very elegant.
Congratulations to the blog candy winners. X

lilian said...


Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the lacey look and the lovely colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-so like Wedgewood pottery in colour.

Congrats to the very lucky winners-early Christmas presents.

Michele

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies are amazing. You are right they do work so well together. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue ,
another beauty, i love the style and color
Elaine H X

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Another beautiful card. Love the shadow.

Love
Roz.x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An elegant card, I love the little flowers.
B xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today, love the colours and dies that you have used and am amazed at the crispness of your embossing, just goes to show how well your dies are made. Did you use the Grand Calibre or the Platinum when you made this card.

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

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I just love this shade of blue. Very Wedgewood. The dies work perfectly together and the black shadow just makes it pop.

Love Rosemarie x x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You're right, the dies all work together beautifully, even the tiny little flowers from the Garden Frame set...

Congratulations to the Blog Candy winners...

Izzy

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Truly beautiful !! a gorgeous combination.
Congratulations to the lucky Blog Candy Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sylvia Yates said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I love it. Love the colour combo too. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Love everything about it - colour, dies, little flowers to set it all off, thank you Sue
Muriel x

Anne said...

This is beautiful, Sue

Anne (Northampton)

sandy acland said...

Another lovely card, great use of the dies, and some great ideas for us to use:0)

Sandy (tort)

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card today, it's gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the winners yesterday.
Have a lovely day
Maggie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really beautiful card and I love the way you have used the dies, giving such a pretty and feminine look. Would look just as good in any colour. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

June Smith said...

How remiss of me I forgot to add my congratulations to all the winners.

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

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
A really beautiful card and I agree with you that all the dies work together, clever designing! Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prize.
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, definitely my favourite colour. So pretty, thank you.Xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours too xx hazel

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue..

Congratulations to the lucky blog winners, enjoy your prizes!

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,a real treat for us today.Just love the colours . Gloria (sidcup) xx

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card today
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love these dies. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, congrats to the winners

dmj from kettering said...


Another lovely card; like the hint of a black border too.





Doreen x

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card to start the week. I love how the die sets all work together when they are mixed and matched.

Annie P
xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card and the colour is so pretty!
Love all the Dies but don't have all of them YET!
Take care
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue love the colours the dies are beautiful thank you love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the design and colours are wonderful.

Debs A xx

Suemac said...

Lovely card,this blog is a great inspiration to new crafters.

ros hodgkins said...

Stunning card, so beautiful made with die shapes. X Ros

anne mather said...

Hi Sue

Love this one! Beautiful use of several dies from your collection.
Great colour way.
Anne M xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card, love the mix of dies you have used.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Lydia
X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Fab shows on Saturday. SueL x

iReneM said...


This is gorgeous.

Love the mix of dies and the soft blue colour

x

Arwen Perry said...

Beautiful card today
I love the colours its done in

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card today in one of my favourite colours.
Congrats to all the winners.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, such a pretty card I love that edge it really makes the design, and your choice of colours to. Congratulations to the winners. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue an crafters.

Lovely card today.
I hope ur having a well earned rest for Xmas before ur back on our screens in January. I'm looking forward to those xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely pretty card, and you're right - the Geminis and Configurations go very well together.
Love the colours, too.
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

Gorgeous! xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card and I do love that pavo die.

Margaret-Anne said...

Very Wedgewood-esq. A beautiful sight on such a miserable morning

weefortune said...

GM Sue, lovley fresh looking card, have a lovely day Hugs E xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card Sue, I love it.
Congratulations to the blog candy winners'
Rosemary xx

Tressa said...

Great colours and lovely dies combined make a beautifully crisp card. I don't always like complicated cards so this one certainly pushes my button. Thank you.

Teresa

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card with a divine colour palette.
:-)
Lorna D

Paula said...

Oh Sue, that card is wonderful! I love the colour (well, blue is my favourite!) and all the dies. :) What I wouldn't give to have your talent!
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the colour is quite Wedgewood, so clean and crisp
Thank you for sharing.
Take care, Jess xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card and colours. Yesterday for my birthday I was lucky enough to get the double pierced squares set B from my sister. Did have an idea they might be my present! Can't wait to use them.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card and colours. Yesterday for my birthday I was lucky enough to get the double pierced squares set B from my sister. Did have an idea they might be my present! Can't wait to use them.

SueJ said...

Really lovely card Sue, love that blue card.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the beautiful dies you have used that work so well together. Congratulations to the very lucky blog winners.

hettygarlick said...

Another beautiful card. I love things with "lacey" adornments on them!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the design and the colours used

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

It's such a pleasure to open your blog every day and see the inspiring cards you have made,
today's card is really lovely, love the colour and the dies it you have used, it's just so beautiful and fresh.

Thank you for brightening up my Monday.
Sending love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, Lovely colour.

Congratulations to the winners over the past few days, you lucky people enjoy your prizes.

Hugs
Linda xx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! I love the mixture of dies that you used to create this lovely card! TFS!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & everyone
Sue I love this card it's stunning & yes the dies work so well together. The colours are so fresh & so pretty.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy sending your daily HUG'S xx
Hug's for Melody Francis & Molly Xx
Wheelybad hope your ok Hug's & Cuddle for Billy xx
BETH & Deb C hope your both ok Hug's for you both xx
Carol hope your ok sending you some ((((((Hug's))))) xx

Hug's for friends & everyone xx

CraftyJo said...

So pretty, like Wedgewood :)

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous card. Espetialy colour combination and your delicate dies.

Marjeta

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A truly lovely card! I love blue and white. This looks like Wedgewood to me.
Everything looks so crisp and clean.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Special hugs for those going through stormy times!
Kerp going Tracy!
Love to all, Myra xxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, I love the way that you have used the Pavo die it's one of my favourites. The colours are so pretty too.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Another pretty and delicate Card that is not to elaborate, really lovely. I love all the dies you have used and the colouring. The layout and shadow are very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Yvette Watson, Dawn Holben and Kitty Davies.

Best wishes

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card today. It's nice of you to suggest how dies from different sets will marry together. It gives us ideas that we wouldn't necessarily have thought of. Thank you

Lisbeth

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful and elegant card. I love the blue and white and am comfortable with just the touch of black :-) I do like the way the dies all mix and match, I just wish I could see it for myself sometimes!
Frances

Jean said...

So elegant!

Theresa Pace said...

very pretty card. and those dies look like they have come from one set. they work really well together, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

So pretty once again. I can think of many occasions this design would work for. Jan D., Florida, USA

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a really pretty card for a drab Monday. Love it.
Beverley W

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue as you mentioned ed in one of your shows I was able to see that hint of black really does make a difference to the design. Congratulations to all the winners love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the Lacey look peeking out from under the blue, looks very effective,
Well done to all the winners
Marlene O xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this card is so pretty the tint flowers are adorable!

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, the dies look great, xxx

terrie said...

Great looking card...I like all of the layers that you did...tfs
Well done Sue

Sue MacFall said...

Another lovely card, love the blue colour.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Suzzette Yandle said...

Thank you for designing your dies so they work so well together. I truly feel I get my money's worth purchasing your dies. And your dies are a pleasure to work with. Again, thank you.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Sue. Thank you for continuing to share your art with us.
There seem to be lots of the regular bloggers missing. I am sending love and good wishes to you all.
After the upset of my son going back home I distracted myself with Christmas decorating.
Today it was hunt missing gifts, tablecloths and gift bags. Found all the missing stuff but now I am exhausted, flipping fibromyalgia just takes things to far.
I have time to rest but my brain is still going a hundred miles an hour.
I will congratulate all the winners again as I did it on the separate post but don't want anyone to think I am rude.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Wow Sue, this lovely, you just amaze me the way you use all the dies and create such beautiful cards time and time again. Thank you for the inspiration you give us all
Congratulations to the Blog Candy winner - what a lovely Christmas Present.
Wendyx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card,love the colour
Best wishes
Karen M

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card - very Wedgewoodesque.
Congratulations to the very lucky winners.
Love and hugs to all especially Melody, Francis and Tracy. Love Alison xxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, blue and white always looks right!

Great composition and shows the dies off really well.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Once again a beautiful card and very classically elegant.

Congrats to all the winners

karenlotty said...

I love blue and white cards and it really shows the dies off beautifully. Congrats to the winners

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today. Love the dies and the colours.

ursula said...

This is just such a beautiful card today Sue, many thanks, luv Ursula xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful blue card Sue!
Congrats to winners,
XxRuth

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. One of my favourite colour combinations xx

Berina RGA said...

Such an elegant and gorgeous card Sue!! Love the die cuts!! Beautiful colors too..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

liz spooner said...

I just LOVE this card Sue, when I saw it I thought WOW.xx

Anne Crawford said...

Absolutely stunning! I love everything about it!
Anne xo

KarinsArtScrap said...

very elegant and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful stunning card, love the colour & all the dies used look very elegant
& couture....
Gorgeous & would love to own this amazing 'Sue' creation.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Dawn Holben said...

OOh another very pretty and very elegant card today.
The details on those dies are stunning and so pretty and I really love and appreciate how you design them all to co ordinate with each other.
Absolutely love it.
I am also so very excited to come 2nd in the blog candy competition, Christmas has come early yippee

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! The dies are so delicate and intricate.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the Gemini dies. the soft blue and white is a gorgeous colour scheme.
Di B. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely colours and great use of the dies

Jane Franklin said...

Love the colours used and how the centrepiece is made using the lattice adornment die, brilliant. Best wishes to all jxxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
You couldn't fail to make beautiful cards with your dies, this is gorgeous.
Maureen xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful car as usual and I love the colour combination.

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today!!!
Congratulations to the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to the winners. Lovely card today and I have these dies so must give this card a go.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, what a great combination of dies. Congratulations to all the lucky blog candy winners.
LoveDiane G xxxx

Laura O said...

lovely card ,Laura O

Eunice said...

The card today is stupendous! The die combinations are awesome!! I really love the color combo as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. Love the colours and the dies you have used. The little flowers just finish it off beautifully. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy H said...

Really pretty card. Love the Pavo die.

Sassy said...

I adore this card. The edges you created using the dies are elegant and lacey. There is a beautiful feminine look that's just lovely.
Sandra Smith