Thursday, 3 December 2015

Ombre Sentiment



Hi there crafters!  Hombre is the shading from light to dark in the same colour hue and it is very pretty and quite popular.  I'll show you how to do this technique with your dies using the colour cloud inks in today's video card.








 The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 11" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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142 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card will watch video when I get down to my daughters.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Another stunning card. Lovely.
Melody, Francis, Tracey and all who are not well, big hugs

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes this card today is so gorgeous, oh yes, I love it, will watch the video when hubby gets up but I will definitely be making one like this.

Had good news about my diagnosis yesterday it is not as bad as we thought, still got a problem but will now have to go to GP to see what he says.

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

auscrafts said...

another gorgeous card

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card today Sue and it uses those lovely noble dies, will have to watch the video later. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, so much detail.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, very pretty. Will watch video later JJxx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful, love this die
Carol

tracy w said...

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

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, liking your card!!! Off to work
Will watch video later!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card and, great video, Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, will watch video later. Yvonne xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue,
Yet again another beautiful card. Thank you.
D xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. These dies are so very useful. Keep up the good work. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful card showing even more versatility of the noble frame dies. I use them so much. Love the shape and the buckle, great video too
Glad to hear your news was good June,
Muriel x

Petras Bastelschätze said...

Sue what a stunning card again and beautiful layout. Thank your for the tutorial, that's great.
Best regards Petra

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Love Today's Card I Just Love The
Tremendous Dies You've Used And The Sentiment
Also Your Colour Palette, Fantastic Video Where You Have
Shared A Huge Amount Of Tips And Great Techniques,
"Which Inspire Me Greatly" As I'm Sure They Do Everyone Else
I've Caught Up With Other Videos On YouTube They Are Like
"A Breath Of Fresh Air!!!" With So Many New And Outstanding
Tips And Techniques Where Oh! Where Do You Get Them From..........
Thank You Sue For Sharing All Your Work With Us Your Blog Is
Just The Very Best.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Warmest Fond Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the EF and the buckle.
Pleased you had good news June. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this card is gorgeous I shall watch the video later
Kathy x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such an unusual shape for you but still gorgeous! Love the hombre effect. Thanks for sharing.
Am off to Santas grotto with my grandchildren today!! I can't wait to see their little faces light up!
June, am so glad your news was on the positive side.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a lovely buckle card. Will watch video later. I am a tad confused you say Hombre I am thinking Ombre. Is this the same thing I am wondering or the US terminology maybe?

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card with lots of gorgeous detail, beautiful.x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. This card looks very intricate but with a video to help, possible for everyone to have a go. Thank you.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Love your buckle cards. Never tried this technique before but i will be have a play later as it looks fun. Hoping i can get the same effect with the distress inks as i dont have any of the colour clouds yet. Will have to see if i have been a good girl this year and see what santa brings me lol. Another great video.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Buckle card today. Will catch up with the video later.
Thanks Jan

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is awesome, love the square pierced buckles, and the shading of the sentiment. Great video too. Have a great day everyone. Bx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love this card, an unusual shape for you, I wish I could think up new ideas like you.
Will catch up with the video later.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anne said...

Looking forward to watching the video later,Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

kimberley said...

Lovely card again Sue.I wonder if you could help me with a query I havealthough not related to your card.The handle os my crand calibur has broken and I was advised to e-mail spellbinders direct for a free replacement.Un fortunately I cannot find their e-mail address and wondered if you could help me by giving it to me.My e-mail is kimmcimill@outlook.com .your help would be very much appreciated,thank you.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. love Jean Z xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .I did enjoy the video lovely card. Can't wait to use the hombre effect.Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda. Gloria(sidcup) xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card , great video. This one would be great for special occasions.

Michele

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue lots of interesting ideas not least adapting it to a smaller size as an A4 card is not a size I would make but I like the concept. Love from Jackie xx

nattyboots said...

WOW ! Sue , just loving todays card so slim and elegant ,
Will watch your video later with my well earned coffee.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Sylvia Yates said...

Love your card today Sue. Have only made a couple of these cards. My friends think they are so intricate (if they were I wouldn't be able to do them). Love the pierced squares. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a brilliant card today I so want the pierced square dies I love em so much
thanks for sharing sarah n xxxxx

Chris Curry said...

A fascinating card Sue with lots of great techniques and tips. Love it. Thank you. Xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card. I would send this to either a man or a woman.

Love
Roz.x

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so pretty, I love how you have done the 'ombre' effect, it looks stunning, I'm especially loving the embossing folder too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love the card Sue , will watch video later.
Hoping Father Christmas brings me the pierced dies!
XxxRuth

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
That's a bit different today. looks really nice but need to catch the video later.
Have a good day everyone!
Anne M xx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful!

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, very different though.
I will look at your video later have to get all the Christmas decorations out which is a major event now, takes a lot longer than it used to.
Have a lovely day
Maggie

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card as always, will watch video later.

Healing thoughts to Melody Francis, Tracy. xxxx

June Smith, so glad to hear your prognosis not so bad. Healing thoughts for you also and gurt big squashy hugs too.

For all those in pain and discomfort, I hope your day becomes kinder to you.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Another stunning card Sur

Anne

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely buckle card, a bit different from the usual and really nice. I must try this effect.

Love Rosemarie x x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I enjoyed the video and love the card especially the Ombré effect on the sentiment. I have to say that this border is my most 'go to' border die of all my border collection I absolutely love it.
That's great news June!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jane Franklin said...

Just immersed myself in this video and it is so good with such an unusual card. Gorgeous and must try the buckle technique after xmas when rush of cards and craft fair is over. Best wishes to all jxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card. Had to smile at the text where it says hombre!

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card today and such a easy one to pack in a envelope to post. I love the background embossing folder. hugs Shirleyxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Wonderful card, so full of detail...I've made three-part buckle designs but never a five-parter so had to watch the video to see how you coped with the assembling and it was so obvious when I saw how!...lol

Izzy

Bente Sørflaten said...

So pretty, so elegant!
Love that buckle technique :))

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, unusual size for you. Will watch video later.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

Really pretty card Sue, will watch video later

dmj from kettering said...



It seems strange to see this size card from you, Sue, but I do like it!!




Doreen x

Jayne S said...

Lovely card Sue, great use of your square dies.

sandy acland said...

Wow a different shaped card thats really beautiful.
You never know we might get a round shaped card soon:0):0)

Sandy (tort)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation Sue.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful buckle card and I love that embossing folder too, so useful
for lots of occasions especially mens cards. x

hazel young said...

Wow Sue love it xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your buckle card is so pretty. I can't wait to watch the video later!
Lesley S. X

IVY Cheong said...

I love this DL size such an elegant card. Love it! Ivy xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Later this morning so dark and wet I didn't wake up till 8.30am !!!
When I first looked I thought the background was fabric..thats such a nice embossing folder Sue!
Like the card and the colour!

June so pleased for you!

Take care
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue I love it thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, yet another stunning card this morning! Beautiful!
Janette x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Debs A xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. Always like your buckle cards. Love the ombré look too.
June pleased your news was good xx
Love and hugs to everyone especially those in pain, having treatment, feeling down etc and especially Melody, Francis and Tracy, Love Alison xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card this morning.
:-)
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is a real winner of a buckle card. Loved watching the video to see how you did it and the ombre effect is so pretty and delicate. Don't know how you keep coming up with so many brilliant ideas, but so pleased you do! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

iReneM said...

Gorgeous!!

I love the buckle design

Great video, once again Sue

x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, the buckle cards that you make are so elegant. Off to watch the video now.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.
Smashing card. It amazes me how u come up with all these beautiful cards. Ideas are always so fresh.

June smith. Glad u got good news. Keep well.

Yvonne g. You keep me laughing with all ur antics I can just imagine if u got together with Laine for a day it would be a total riot. I'd love to be there lol

Laine. Glad ur going ok. I wish I could see Brodie I might even try sneak him home with me he sounds like a right character lol

Thanks everyone got their well wishes it really is keeping me going. My hair is falling out now and I'm struggling a bit with it even tho I had it cut short. It's still upsetting. Ah well all part of the road to recovery. Hubby bought me some lovely headscarfs yesterday. He's do thoughtful and trying really hard to keep my spirits up bless him it's just as hard for him. He doesn't like it when I get upset.

Anyways love to all and hugs to anyone who needs them xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today
Love the embossing folder, and the colour cloud inks are on my shopping list
Pat x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful buckle card.

Paula said...

That is a stunning card Sue, I love it. I can't wait to see the video so I'm off to make a cup of tea so I can relax and watch the video in peace and quiet. What more could a girl want? :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

You are so on my mind xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a beautiful card, love the way you've used the frames.
Didn't know what ombre was I like it.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Thanks for your video, off to watch now.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today, love the colour hue. If Santa brings me the pierced squares I'm going to have a play with this - I haven't tried a buckle card yet! Thank you for sharing a great card with us.
Love Diane G xxxxx

June I'm pleased your diagnosis was better than you thought xxx.
Tracey my love I do feel for you, what a wonderful husband you've got. Sending you a huge hug xxxx
Melody and Frances sending you a hug too xxxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this card, thanks for the video.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with the ombré colouring on your sentiment, great video as always love watching you in action
Tracy sorry you weren't able to get the pic line fingers crossed they will be able to do it on Monday, sending caring hugs to you and your hubby

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you have created your own striplet from the square dies.
Margaret xxx

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue, Great to see another technique to increase my knowledge.

Lovely cards Crafty hugs Pen x

Anonymous said...

This card is sooooo beautiful. Love the interlocking elements. Always so fun watching you at work/play. Jan D., Florida, USA

Pearl said...

Stunning card today Sue, the technique is marvellous, thank you so much. It looks so complicated but your demo explains everything.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I love this card, everything is just beautiful.
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Definitely need this tutorial! Lovely card x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow, how very different. I like your buckles, the teardrop adornment mat is lovely and the hombre sentiment is so pretty. Such a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

magpie said...

Hi Sue, oh wow! love it, love it, love it. So love the pop of lilac....will watch the video later....xx Love Karen xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are going through a tough time too. xx Love Karen xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous and a great design Sue.
Gr Karin

Lorraine Freeman said...

I love all the details on today's card and the ombre is very effective. I hope you are well Sue and thank you for all the inspiration.
Yvonne, really well done on getting the appointments changed. It's so good to hear that being nice works.
Unfortunately I didn't enjoy my roast the other night as I ended up crying in pain. Thank goodness I am much better now.
Huggles Tracy, for your disappointment over the pic line. Fingers crossed for Monday. Your Doctor was lovely to check up on you. Your hubby is lovely too, head scarves will probably be much easier on your head.
Bejay, sorry to hear you are still so poorly. I really hope it disappears very soon.
Laine, I am so happy to hear you had good results, maybe you deserve a treat? Oh dear, I really hope your friendship? with Yvonne does not end that badly! We would all miss you both.
Thanks Maria, yes I am feeling better. I am hoping to go out on my scooter tomorrow and get some more Christmas shopping done. I your fibro gives you a break soon.
June, I am so glad things are not as bad as first thought. I still hope it's sorted very soon.
Sandy, have a great time at Santa's place.
My eldest daughter is coming round for dinner and hopefully staying for a while to have drinks and nibbled. Unfortunately her back is giving her a lot of grief at the moment. I used to suffer like that before it morphed into fibromyalgia so I hope she is not on the same path.
I have got rid of my grey roots this morning so back to the red hair and as it was cut yesterday I feel so much brighter.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

I love your buckle card and it is a lovely shape to work with. I particularly like the way you've used the squares it's so clever.

Laine you did make me lol with your story about the supervet and the cat, the poor little thing. I can't watch these programmes for the same reason as you, I always end up in floods of tears and really upset. I am also like that when I think of anyone in pain or distress, that's including anyone on this blog, I wish I could wave a magic wand and everyone will be ok and that includes you.

Tracy I feel for you, your such a brave lady and your hubby is such a sweetheart. You get lots of rest and get that line in on Monday I'll wave my imaginary wand at you x
June so glad the news was not as bad as you thought, big hugs.
Best wishes to Melody and Francis too x
Lorraine F I hope your feeling better x

Hugs
Linda xx

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE how you linked the squares together and the ombre sentiment is so pretty!! LOVELOVELOVE this card! TFS!

Jan from Long Island said...

Thank you for another great video and gorgeous card, Sue. Love the ombré sentiment!

Yvonne, congratulations...I'm sure your MIL will enjoy the holidays so much more because your performed magic with her appointments.
Sylvia, what a great victory finishing your treatments. I know first hand what a wonderful feeling that is. Luckily for me, there is a craft store just a minute away from the cancer center I went to so every day after my treatment, I stopped in for a little treasure. A girl has to do what a girl has to do lol.
Tracy, I hope that things go better on Monday. Your husband sounds like a sweetheart.
Bejay, feel better.
Laine, glad you got good results from your tests.
Lorraine F., so glad you're feeling a little better. Nothing like getting your hair done to perk you up.
June, so happy the results were better than you thought.
TxCowgirl, continued prayers for Greg.
Thinking of Wheely Bad, Melody, Francis Molly, Linda and all of the amazing Wilsonettes.

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

terrie said...

So many elements on this card and it turned out fantastic...
I also like the technique of Ombre Colors....tfs
Well done Sue

ursula said...

What a beautiful idea for a card, and not the conventional size either, a really lovely card today Sue...luv Ursula xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

What a really gorgeous card!
Doreen R

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, a bit late today, been coving my friends craft shop as she takes her classes.
Today's card is stunning, off to watch the video to learn how it is put together.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Anonymous said...

A lotta card, Sue, with a lotta buckles! Really like all the elements and love the ombre look on the sentiment. Great video, as always, thank you.
Sylvia, June, Laine - so pleased for your good news.
Tracy, shame about the picc line, maybe next time. Nice to have such a caring husband.
Melody - sending good wishes and same to all poorly blog friends.

'P' in Wales

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely buckle card today. Love the colors and the ombre look. Nice design with delicate cuts, solid pieces and textured parts. Thank you for the video.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Oh wow, another stunner love how the dies and the sentiment compliment each other so beautifully.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, I'll enjoy watching how this is done I know.

Lisbeth said...

Gosh, that's a buckle and a half and how nicely the design goes with the embossed background. Stunning.

Lisbeth

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a feast for the eyes this card is,
you have put so much into it,
need I say it? OK I will - it is so beautiful.
This would take pride of place in any home

Hope you're having a good day, love and hugs Brenda XXX

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, this is a gorgeous card & I love the way you have interlocked the square frames together which look amazing & all the different textural layers really draws the eye in.
Just off to watch the video to see just how this stunning card has been created.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card if a little on the large side for me. I love the Scandinavian border and use it a lot. The tartan trellis embossing folder looks really luxurious - something else for the wish list.
Frances

liz spooner said...

Never thought to use my squares this way, will have to try it.xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue this is beautiful - so different. What a great way to use the Noble Dies. I don't know how you keep coming up with such brilliant ideas. Love the Ombre technique. Fantastic card and brilliant video.
Wendyx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the design and how you have used the dies. Hugs Jackie

Pat James said...

Hi sue,

This buckle card is gorgeous, haven't tried this technique yet.

June, so pleased for u that it wasn't as bad as u thought, hope its all sorted for you soon.

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,

This buckle card is gorgeous, haven't tried this technique yet.

June, so pleased for u that it wasn't as bad as u thought, hope its all sorted for you soon.

Hugs pat xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card today sue and cannot wait to watch the video to see how you have achieved this gorgeous creation x I really appreciate the videos as I need all the help I can get ! Thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, will watch later in bed!!!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Another beautiful card I like the buckle effect

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Another beautiful card I like the buckle effect

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I know I'm a bit late but I have watched the video! You are a very clever lady! This may have been said before.
I love how you made the sentiment - as they say - easy when you know how!
Thank you for showing me another way to use these marvellous pots!
Tracy - you have a lovely husband . I can only imagine what you are going through - keep your chin up , brave lady!
Melody and all the family sending caring hugs to you all. Molly you are missed on the blog!
To everyone else going through difficult times - lots of love.
Love Myra xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, it's beautiful.
Tracey - love and hugs
Melody and family = love and hugs.
Anyone else who needs or wants them - love and hugs to you.
Maureen xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful card Sue, like you love the shape, I'm really enjoying the colour clouds, they are so easy to use and blend, much easier than previous inks. Thanks for the help in getting the buckle right!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS BUCKLE CARD AND SOME NIFFTY TRICKS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Theresa Pace said...

your signature style card. looks so much nicer on video as colours didn't photograpg so well, hugs xx

Dawn Holben said...

I love this card, it's absolutely beautiful and can't wait to see the video as I am
sure I am going to learn another superb technique.

Theresa said...

HiSue and all your crafty crew
What a fantastic card I would never have thought to use the square like that
It's inspired
You have given me an idea for a Xmas card using your technique
Hugs to all that need or want one
Theresa G. x

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Loved the video, so many tips and so clearly explained. Thank you, now I know how to create a long and skinny card using a border, how to create a buckle, and how to ink up my card for a perfect Ombré look on a sentiment. Brilliant. The card is just beautiful.

Tracy you have a gem of a husband, but then, he has a gem of a wife.

Love and hugs
Saba
XXXX

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card Sue,
Of to watch the video
Marlene O xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card today. I'm hoping to get these for Christmas. Fingers crossed. tried to leave a comment using anonymous instead of Facebook as that's a nightmare now having to leave a comment sign in then post the comment again. How many times have I forgot to publish it again after signing in.

Tracy Stitt said...

Awwww Saba
Thank u xx

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card - thank you for sharing.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Don't I just love video days, they're always so informative and I love to watch a master at work. Buckle cards are quirky and interesting, something different from the normal matting and layering you so often see- you always manage to surprise us by thinking out of the box and providing us with fresh new ideas and techniques, it's a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful blog:-)
Well ladies, my prize arrived this morning, it was as beautiful as I could possibly have imagined and has the added bonus of being signed by the great lady herself:-) I'm on cloud nine and I only hope that as many of my blog buddies as possible get to share this feeling by becoming the lucky recipient in the future. I will be taking it to my friend, who is a professional framer, to have it mounted and suitably framed for my craftroom...in the vain hope that my own Cardmaking will be raised to levels beyond my current limitations:-)
Yet more Cardmaking today, I'm speeding along quite nicely now that I'm in a groove- I'm trying to complete a card every spare afternoon and hopefully I will have reached my quota for friends and family soon. My confidence in my abilities had been low this year after having an extended break from crafting due to ill health..a few years all I all...I kept buying in the hope that I would start again but was never quite well enough. That changed a little this year, I've found that if I pace myself I can get results but I had lost my mojo and creativity. That's where Sue became a god send for me, I could practise making copies of her cards by following the videos and instructions at my own pace without any pressure...other than my own perfectionism!...until I felt confident enough to make my own designs again. Slowly I have been adapting those designs and adding my own ideas and I hope that I've been improving a little- I still need the approval of others though with the finished product but my cards are like my babies and I don't want to part with them now, how wrong is that? I think the answer is to get back into scrapbooking again, that way you keep the finished product:-)
June, great news about your test results, let's hope you can get the suitable treatment soon now.
Lorraine F, getting your hair done is a great tonic, especially when it needs dyed- I'm not sure what colour iam anymore, I've been dyeing mine since I was eleven but I dread to think that I have grey hairs, I must at 43 but I'm not prepared to leave it long enough to find out!:-)
Tracy, what a gem of a husband you have, it almost restores my faith in men....but not quite, give me cats any day:-) you deserve to be treated like a queen though after everything you're going through, though it must be tough for him too, I would hate to see a loved one suffer- it's good you've got each other, that will help you on the road to recovery:-)
Love and hugs to all my buddies, Yvonne,Beth, Linda,Maria,Saba, Wheely Bad, Theresa , Rebecca, Jan and anyone else my sleep deprived brain has neglected to mention:-)
Sweet dreamsxxxx

Laine1972xxxx

Vie Carter said...

Clever design

Vie
x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & friends
A gorgeous card I love love it video was great & the colour & Dies used very beautiful.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hug's for all in pain xx

Eunice said...

This is a very different card, I love the buckle effect that you have used. Awesome Sue!!!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I do love your buckle cards, it's a technique on my to do list, which is super long! I did love yesterdays card too.

June, I'm so happy that things aren't as bad as feared, hugs x

Tracy, awww, he's a keeper that man of yours. I used to wear scarves when a mohawk with spines wasn't an acceptable appearance or when I felt too rough to gel it up, they felt lovely in the summer. I still rock one from time to time when I haven't had a haircut or a wet one if it's hot (soooooooo nice). I feel for you honey, I only ever lost my hair through choice. Hair or no hair, you're still beautiful I'm sure, sending you hugs and smiles xxxx

My lovely friends, you must excuse me not addressing you all today, I had a very painful neck that triggered a bad migraine yesterday evening and still have the 'hangover' headache so forgive me for this being short and sweet. Sending my thoughts and hugs to Jan in Long Island, Yvonne, Laine, Lorraine F, Rebecca, Lynda, Maria, Melody and Francis, Molly, Theresa W, Marg, Beth, Saba, TxCowgirl... anyone I've forgotten (sorry, my brain is hurting now, nearly sleep time) and sending my hugs and best wishes to every and all of the Wilsonettes, extra hugs to you if you need them. It's lights out time... hoping for some sleep and to get some festive cards done tomorrow :-)

T x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today. Will watch the video tomorrow.

Melody said...

Hi sue, wow how gorgeous is that card absolutely stunning. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

Txcowgirl said...

Amazing card again Sue. I have enjoyed the videos and the new products. I wish we could get these inks and the smoothies here in the USA. They look invaluable for certain techniques.
June-awe, great news! It's always encouraging for all of us when someone gets good news for a change.
Tracy-hang in there, have faith this too shall get better, better days ahead we pray.
Wheeley Bad-are you in TX also? Just noticed the Tx at the end of your posts. Folks don't realize just how big TX is, but I'm on the TX/AR border, I think El Paso is half way to California, which is 1800 miles to my daughter's house there.
I hope your migraine is over, my husband gets these so bad, so I sympathize with you.

Thank you all for the prayers and concerns for Greg. People can be so thoughtful, and sometimes this gets overlooked by all the bad in this world. Just wanted to share what a local church, not even one we go to, did for Greg when they heard. They have a ministry of ladies who make quilts for people with cancer. They made and sent him a quilt. A friend of ours asked he be put on the prayer list, and so they also sent a quilt. It was so special, a reminder to him, whenever he uses it, that others care and are praying.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love it
Hugs
CraftyJacq
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