Monday, 28 December 2015

Live Laugh Love

Hi bloggers!  I started by using some Polar White sparkle texture paste through the Crisscross mask and allowing it to dry thoroughly.  I matted it with a pale silver and a darker silver card.  Next I cut three of the Lattice and Lace Striplets in white.  I cut a pale silver backing and two dark silver backings and attached them to the three striplets.  Next I cut the pale silver striplet down the centre and added half to both of the dark silver striplets so there was both colours in each striplet.  I added mounting foam and placed them on the edges of my textured background.  Using the Classic Adorned Design Noble, I cut it in pale silver and backed it in white card, then cut the centre out to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment then attached the frame over the top and trimmed away the excess card.  I seated it on my card in between the borders.  Using the Perfect Peonies, I created a few flowers and added them as accents around the sentiment.  I completed the card with a pierced white mat, a pale silver and dark silver mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, love it.
I've enjoyed reading all of your comments and Christmas crafting presents, well done everyone.
Bejay, I hope your drumstick was delicious.
Loving thoughts to Melody and family. Tracey, your hubby continues to be a real gem.
Hugs to all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card your texture paste looks glittery love it.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you sue a lovely card I like the two tone idea.
Well it is time to get back on track.
Have a great day and take care. Kitty.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love what you've done to the striplet. Must try that!

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, always like silver and white with a touch of sparkle! Can imagine you're getting all prepped up for the shows at the weekend, not long now. Hochanda has sent out advance notice on their newsletter thingy.

'P' in Wales

hollyberry said...

Love this card and it's wintery colours.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a beautiful card today hope you enjoy christmas thanks tracyw

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the sparkle paste background, such a pretty card in silver and white. The little peonies just set it off beautifully too.
I hope everyone has had a lovely break
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another of your beautiful cards. The background is just the right amount of sparkle and the two tone lattice and lace striplet is gorgeous. The little peony flowers just finish it off beautifully. Must give this one a try for my stash box.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

I agree with all above, beautiful, love all the different textures.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Nothing to add to the above comments. The dies you've used are lovely, creating a beautiful card.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love this type of card & the flowers are beautiful too. Looking forward to seeing your shows. Yvonne xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background. Lovely

Karen Derbyshire said...

A lovely glitzy card. Looking forward to your show (s).

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the frosty feel of this card with the texture paste background, silver mats and beautiful flowers. Hugs to all. Sue XXX.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Beautiful card! Love the background and the silver and white combo. Debra x

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue, especially the gorgeous striplet design. Thank you. Xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card I so love the striplets one of my favourite go to dies
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxx

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Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love today's beautiful card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

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cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful colour combination on today's card, the striplets are gorgeous and among my favourite 'go to' dies. Not long until your on our screens really looking forward to it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Val Jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a pretty card. Just love the use of the striplets. Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda.
Love Val in Spain x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card and all the different textures on it. I do love using the texture paste.
I'm looking forward to your shows at the weekend, and am sure you are busy preparing for them.
Thanks for your inspiration, I can feel my fingers itching to start creating something today.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, an elegant card, I love the striplet.
B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Love this card. So pretty. I seem to use my striplet dies a lot at the moment.

nattyboots said...

Loving this card , color and textures Sue, just beautiful.
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Lovely silvery, sparkly card today. I do like the texture paste, not sure it limes Mr that much, but will battle on. I had asked Santa for peony flower, but I think he forgot, I did let lots of your other dies so mustn't be greedy.

Love Rosemarie x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another beauty

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Hope you are looking for to Hochanda as much as the blog family are!
Not long to wait now!
Love the Peonies I use them a lot!
Take Care
Love Marg

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful sparkly card, your striplet dies are stunning.x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card - love the two-tone striplet, must try it for myself..


Pearl said...

Morning Sue, great card today and I love how you have used the striplet die on this card, must give this one a try.

I've made a list of my Birthday cards for the year so I must make a start soon.

Craftihappiness and lots of love everyone,

Pearl x

sandy acland said...

Another lovely card.

Sandy (tort)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card, so glad I got this striplet, too.
Silver/white is a lovely colour combination.
Hugs, Rose

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, love the two tone effect.


hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card!
Love the way you have used the striplets with the two tone effect :))

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card I just love the striplets done in this way . love Jean Z xxx

dmj from kettering said...

Another good idea, have this striplet, so will give it a try!!!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just love striplet dies and this is such a clever way to use them. The card is so pretty and the texture paste very subtle. I must pluck up the courage and give this technique a try! Can't wait to see your shows, best wishes

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card love how youve used the striplets and the colour mixture is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, adore the striplet dies

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Love the way you have used the striplet die and the texture paste background xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I adore all of the striplet dies that I have they are so versatile.

auscrafts said...

like the two-tone striplet, must try that

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Thank you.

Yesterday someone was asking how to get a wavy mask. I don't know how one can get in touch through this blog but I do have a spare one available as two arrived at the same time a few weeks back!


June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue love it thank you so much
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful, elegant card for us today.
Love to all,
Maureen xxx

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card, I like the two tone effect on the striplet, another one to try
Have a lovely day everyone, take care, Jess xxx

Sue MacFall said...

A very clever card and so effective.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
getting addicted to the texture paste. Looks wonderful on this card.
hope you have a happy new year
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

A lovely touch this morning two tone. Never thought of doing that. I dunno where I'd be without this blog sue ur ideas and inspiration is second to none. If only I could just get up off ma bum an go try stuff.
Maybe in the new year if I get more energy an oomf lol.

Love to all xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

June Smith said...

Morning sue and all wilsonettes, amazing, love it. Xxxxx

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

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another very pretty card and I love the two- tone idea too!
Have a goo day everyone.
Love Myra xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Elegant looking with the light & dark silver.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Morning everyone. What a pretty card today, Sue. It's really brightened up another dull and dismal day...why am I moaning, at least the rain and wind seem to have taken the day off and I live on top of a hill overlooking Truro town so would miss any floods if they happened (except my neighbour joked we would most likely slip down the hill lol). It's winter so I shouldn't expect nice weather should I, although I have to say my ideal winter day would be either frost or a nice layer of snow, with a clear blue sky and sunshine. I don't mind the cold but I swear that since I've moved down to Cornwall, I've started to get rusty :).
Pam: the turkey leg was delish, I really enjoyed it...although I've told myself that next Christmas it's either going to be fish & chips or a Chinese for lunch as it all seems too much effort for one person (although the dog really seemed to enjoy the sprouts, with no gas issues after so we were both happy).
My New Year resolution has to be to try and get some striplet dies as you are constantly showing just how versatile they are, Sue. I'm ashamed to say that I don't have a single one in my die collection. I do have a couple on my Amazon wish list though, so I've got that far at least lol.
Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone!
Bejay xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely lovely. Just got some texture paste so must try it later. Football calls at the moment. Already parked up!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely lovely. Just got some texture paste so must try it later. Football calls at the moment. Already parked up!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good morning Sue,

Another beautiful card, I do love the grey and white combination.

I find so many ideas and different colour combinations from you Sue, so my cards
have improved greatly, thanks Sue xx

Love and hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Another fabulous creation Sue...thank you once again for sharing your artistry!!! I've missed three weeks of posts so I must take some time to go back and see all of the beauty you've created and catch up on all the comments.

Unfortunately, I wound up in the hospital with double pneumonia and then had to try to finish everything for Christmas. It turned out to be a beautiful holiday with my family even though I was still a bit under the weather. I hope that all of you also had a beautiful holiday.

Special hugs to Laine, Yvonne, Wheely Bad, Tracy, Melody, Molly, Rebecca, Lorraine and all of the fabulous Wilsonettes. Can't wait to see what you've all been up to. I've missed you all.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Great duo colour combo. I like working with grey and white or black and white.
Sorry to hear some people were not too well over Christmas. Hope you feel better soon 1
I'm busy making clocks as my mum took a shine to one I made her so here goes another one.
Will get back to card making soon as more birthdays up to March!
Lots of love everyone!
Anne M xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning everyone
Sue I love Todays card the two tone is a great idea not that I would have thought of it,but then I'm not you HaHa.
Love the striplet die & the noble i now have all the noble collection they are my favourite go to dies.
Sue & I hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Special Hug's for Tracy Wheely Bad Melody Francis Molly & all in pain or just need a Lynda xxx

Hug's for all friends xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is incredible, beautiful and classy with the white and silver, great idea with the 2 shades of silver. Have a great day. Bx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a very delicate looking Card. I like your colour combination and the tonal effect with the Lattice and Lace Striplets. The Criss cross mask has to be one of my favourite masks. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Very the use of colors. Jan D., Florida, USA

Anonymous said...

Very clever, thanks for sharing this - think I'll have to try this.
Beverley W

Lorraine Freeman said...

Stunning card today Sue, I must get some texture paste. I am trying to work out how to spend my Christmas money, it's a lovely dilemma to have :)
Today it has all caught up with me and I am exhausted but I must say it has been a lovely Christmas apart from missing my Dad who has been gone nearly two years now. Having so much family around has been wonderful and of course having to be tee total meant I was compos mentis so the work wasn't difficult. I was doing really well on not having loads of leftovers to throw away as I made soup, two pies and have dinner prepared for today. Then hubby went to get some bread and came back with "bargains", alas there is no way we can use it all before it goes off so that made me a bit cross.
Laine, it is so lovely to hear from you xxx
Jan from long island, so sorry to hear you have been so poorly, huggles.
Bejay, glad you enjoyed your turkey dinner and that there were no ill effects on the dog :)
I will say bye for today.
Wishing good things to all xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Sorry i haven't been on your blog lately was very busy with the run up to Christmas but now that it has passed everything has went back to normal for another year. I hope you had a wonderful Magical Christmas
I have never used your textured paste but i have to as this card is so beautiful
Take care Sue
Hazel G XX

carol quinn said...

Stunning card

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another pretty card, although I have to say that this was not my favourite Striplet Die, I love the idea of the card and having seen it used in this way I think I am converted

IVY Cheong said...

Another one of my favourites with the striplet die, gorgeous card, Ivy xx

karenlotty said...

Nice touch - the two different silvers Another great idea with the Striplet

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another masterpiece!! Love the striplet dies.

Gloria Robey said...

Afternoon Sue ,a lovely frosty feel to this card .Happy New year Sue. Will be watching your shows .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love all the textures and the 2 silver colours with the white is very classy.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

terrie said...

Great looking card turned out really nice...tfs

barbara macaskill said...

Lovely!! I really love the shimer on the petite flowers! TFS!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the two tone silver and white combo. I have lots of striplets but not this one but I'm sure the idea might work with the ones I have

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I really like the two tone idea with the strip let die. Thanks for sharing.

ursula said...

A beautiful card Sue, another idea on using the striplets....thanks...luv Ursula xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Another beautiful design Sue and I just love those striplets


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Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card as always, think I might give it a try but would cut the backgrounds in half before putting the striplets on them. Just whizzed back through all the cards I have missed over Christmas and they are all fantastic, will have to capture them for some inspiration for next years cards. Looking forward to catching as many shows as I can, start back working on Saturday, am having my once a year week off from teaching, but still have plenty of mucking out etc to do! Hope everyone had a good Christmas and stayed as well as could be.

Jane Franklin said...

Hi Sue, love the card again and the striplets, which I have. Been practicing with the texture paste and its getting better although I say it myself! This card would make a lovely silver wedding card.
Looking forward to the shows. Best wishes to all jxxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today. No craft goodies for Christmas. Some vouchers but not for crafting things. Wish you could exchange them for crafting goodies but don't think M&S or John Lewis would do that.

Eunice said...

Very interesting card, love the stiplets and how you used them. Don't know about the colors, just not my cup of tea but that is okay!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a pretty card and I love the two-tone silver. This is one of the few striplets that I don't have but I made a card yesterday with the Butterflies in Flight and am really pleased with it. Tomorrow I may try something similar to today's card but with the Ornate Octagon - I'll let you know if it works :)

Jan from Long Island - sorry you have been under the weather with double pneumonia (I know this is no fun as my husband has previously been hospitalised with it) but glad to hear you are now feeling better - as long as the festivities have not worn you out!

Tracy - don't force yourself, you will make something beautiful with your new dies when you are ready and not before so don't worry, just concentrate on getting better.


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue, I have this die also since this week, now I know what I can do more with it.
Gr Karin

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love everything about the design.
Love the silver & white colour which looks very clean & fresh.
Stunning as always & love the way you show how to use the dies in so many different ways which is always very inspirational & gives us the ideas to try new designs.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

liz spooner said...

Really lovely card today Sue, I am in to really pretty girly designs at the moment.xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue What a pretty card I like the two tone effect

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue What a pretty card I like the two tone effect

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful as ever!
Wheely enjoyed your description of Billy! Sounds just like my Scamp the cat!
Love and hugs to everyone especially Tracy, Melody and Francis, love Alison xxxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue with just the right amount of sparkle x I love how you have used the two different tones of silver its really effective x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the dies you have used. Enjoy your evening. Hugs Jackie

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the striplets and the way you have used them, I really like the sentiment you have used too.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew,

What an absolute treat of a card, it incorporates my favourite technique of the moment...texture pasting anything that sits still long enough for me to take a plastic palette knife to it! I have collected a fair few masks now, including the criss crosses, which I used on a few of my ChristmAs cards as a background to the Noble frames- I bought six different colours to achieve varying results, the only problem is having the patience to wait overnight for it to dry though:-)
I really need to put my hand in my pocket again and buy the lattice and lace striplet die though so that I can recreate this stunning card- I haven't been able to splash out since November and unfortunately what with Christmas, the sales AND the impending Hogmany celebrations, my bank account is rather the worse for wear:-(. Sues shows in some senses have come at an Inopportune time, though in saying that, it won't in any way diminish my excitement at her appeArances....I'll just have to taper my spending accordingly for the time being.
We've had a quieter and drier couple of days which is a light relief let me tell you...I've been contemplating investing in a canoe rather than a new mobility scooter:-) My heart goes out to all the poor souls in Northern England who have bore the brunt though, let's hope we have seen the worst of it now and the clear up can begin in earnest.
It's been lovely to hear of your various Christmas celebrations, I had a quiet one by my standards mainly because my uncle was laid to rest on the 23rd and we had to travel home on Christmas Eve...not much time or inclination to have a big gathering. New Year will be a cheerier affair though, we are going to a party with my brother, his girlfriend and friends- my mum has bought a new dress and a bottle of gin to loosen her up....given her medication, there could be a medical intervention needed at some point, watch this space:-)
Jan, I'm so sorry to hear that you have been so poorly but thankfully you are now on the mend. I hope that you have more energy to enjoy the New Year celebrations, a few glasses of fizz can work wonders for the constitution I am led to believe :-)Take care honeyxxx
Yvonne, I see you had an unfortunate malfunction on Christmas Eve, you poor soul, but that good old Blitz spirit pulled you through...along with some kind hearted neighbours, that's what Christmas should be about! Are you still wading through those roast beef sandwiches? Every family has a Scrooge at Christmas I'm afraid, this year ours was me! My Mum offered me a gin drip to boost my morale but to no avail, nothing could salve the wounds inflicted by Santa when he failed to bring me Sues entire back catalogue...and I thought I'd been such a good girl this year, for a change! I'll just have to resort to plan B which entails bankrupting myself before Easter or robbing a bank! Hope your getting some much needed rest this week, your boys sound like gems though, you have them well trained:-)
Bear hugs to all my buddies, Beth, Maria, Wheely Bad, Rebecca, Theresa, Saba, Lorraine, Tracy, Melody and anyone in need of a cuddlexxx

Loads of love and crafty hugs


Jean Bullock said...

So pretty. I love the lacy strips you created with the dies. Pinned of course.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
All the different textures work beautifully together
Lovely card
Marlene O xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,


Much love,

Shirley T.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, thank you for the idea,I really enjoy using the striplets ,
best wishes
Karen M

Lisbeth said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the background with the sparkle texture paste. Looking forward to seeing you on TV again in the New Year


Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Hope you have had a lovely Christmas.

Love this card, it is so elegant.

Thank you for your inspiration.

Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card. I so love the effect that is achieved by using texture paste. I even bought the polar white paste at Ally Pally but have yet to use it. I am sure I am not alone when I say I have so many things that I must put to good use before I purchase anything else. I think that 2016 should be the year when I stick to my annual resolution of having a proper sort out and actually use all those things in my stash which are as yet unopened.
Thank you so much for your continued inspiration and not taking any days off over the festive period even though you so deserve it. I hope you are managing to take it easy but can imagine that in Sue's world taking it easy is still a little hectic x
Was a little rough yesterday so missed commenting but yesterday's card is another beauty.
WHEELY BAD - wow it sounds like you have had a house full - rest up girl - you'll need to conserve your energy for our Sue on Hochanda x
Jan - so glad you are on the road to recovery - take it easy and try not to do too much too soon - sending you hugs x
Lorraine - what is it with men, shopping and bargains - they just cannot resist. Well done on staying sober, lol. Huggles x
Laine - so sorry to hear about your Uncle. It is always difficult when we lose loved ones but at this time of year it always seems more poignant. A funeral so close to Christmas is a real toughie. I hope you and your mum are able to remember the good times with fondness - lots of love to you both x
I am sure that you will well and truly make up for your subdued behaviour at the fast approaching New Year celebrations. Still got half a cow to wade our way through. Roast beef is becoming a little tedious now. Of course I have the boys well trained. When they settle down with some lucky young lady I want her to be eternally grateful to me that they do not have to begin from scratch with the breaking in process. Oh and you will be pleased to hear that it appears that Scrooge has gone for the time being x
Ok lovely bloggers - I'm off to sleep now - didn't realise that it was so late. Sending you all lots of love
Crafty hugs

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. The texture paste background is so pretty.
Take care everyone.

Jean said...


magpie said...

Hi Sue, love this card. I love how you have put lighter silver, darker silver with the white. Then the added sparkle paste....Gorgeous xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes too xx Ooooo and love the sentiment too....(as always!) xx Love Karen xx