Monday, 11 January 2016

Always On My Mind

Hi bloggers!   Today's card was done with milk card  and Cloudy Blue ink for a soft pastel look.  I started by embossing a piece of milk card with the Rambling Blossoms embossing folder.  I cut two Canadian Borders in milk card and glued them to the side edges for a tone on tone look.  Next I cut the Ornate Pierced Noble dies to create a frame.  While still in the die, I inked the frame with Adirondack Cloudy Blue Pigment ink.  Just a little note here, while this is an embossing ink, it can be used without embossing, it just takes a bit longer to dry.  I wanted it to match throughout my card and it is my preferred ink for letterpressing.  I used the Cloudy Blue ink and inked the Rambling Blossoms embossing folder, then letterpressed it on to a piece of milk card.  I added mounting foam to my frame and placed it over the letterpressed background and trimmed away the excess card.  I created a thinner frame using the Ornate Pierced Design Noble and added to my frame with foam for dimension.  I cut the Toronto die in milk and backed it with another piece of milk card for a tonal effect.  I nipped it in half and took a bit out of the centre and taped it back together to create a square shape.  I tuned it in to a diamond orientation added it to the centre of the frame.  I cut the centre of the Montreal die in milk card and cut a backing piece which I inked with cloudy blue ink before gluing them together.  I cut the centre out of them to create a frame and seated the frame over my sentiment.  I cut a few small Peonies in milk and added cream flatback pearls to the centres then added them around my frame as accents.  I completed the card with a pierced milk card mat and another milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, Hooe the CHA is going well and that you are not too tired, you have such a busy schedule.
Special thoughts to Melody and family, Tracey and all who are suffering in any way.
Keep warm, it's getting cold again.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Sue Thank you.
It is very cold and wet here. Take care Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
We are being so spoilt for blue and white at the moment, love it and todays card is lovely giving the Canadian Collection another outing, a favourite set.
I hope you are enjoying CHA,
it is back up to 30 deg C here again today, the holiday makers are loving it,

Muriel x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today, I like the pastel colours
Hope CHA is going well
Pat x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the colours
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the colours
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a great show over the weekend loved the cards you did back today's card is beautiful love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, and like the colours. Hope all is going well at CHA, are you back here for the CE Hochanda weekend?

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

Yvonne H said...

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

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW You are spoiling us with these canadian dies, one of my all time favourites. I just think the boarders are perfect for those lacy edges. Love all the different tonal blues you are showing over the past few days. Could see this as a wedding or anniversary card. Love it. Hope everything is going well at CHA and that they are not to long of a day for you. Take care Sue.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Karen Derbyshire said...

A very pretty card, blue and white, always a winner.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful.
And I love the colours you have used.

Debs A xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty, love the colours

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Blue and white seems to be a favourite of most crafter's.
Enjoy yourself and take care.

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
You can't beat the noble dies for a frame. They make such a good addition to any card. Love the blue colour - very pretty.
Anne M xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the letterpressing. I must get your Noble dies - they've been on my wish list for ages but I keep getting sidetracked by your new releases! Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Julie Elli said...

Wish I was at CHA with you Sue!
Lovely letterpress background and how well it matches. Beautiful card .
Big hug
Julie E

Debra Kenworthy said...

Beautiful card today Sue! Lovely design and colours. Wish I was at CHA too, all that crafty goodness to drool over :D. Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Your ornate pierced nobles are a fave! Love the colour combo.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, gentle colours and pretty letterpressing andf always love a Noble frame.
See we have a mammoth weekend coming up with Creative Expressions on H, Julia unsurprisingly says you won't be there! Hope CHA is going well - any chance of an update??
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Pretty card. I love the cute little flowers and the frame. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card with lovely, even letterpress inking. The pigment ink certainly works much better for the letterpress technique, thank you for pointing that out.x

auscrafts said...

nice card

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card today, I must get some more embossing folders I haven't many at all. They really help the cards pop.
I finally got around to trying the oyster background technique yesterday and the technique using acetate, cosmic laquer mica and tissue paper. They actually look ok. Not bad for a first attempt and having one bottle of liquid pearls explode on my table, note to self make sure the nozzle is not blocked lol. While they were drying I cut all the card for my Nieces wedding invitations, so was quite a busy day yesterday.
Back to babysitting duties today I have our two youngest grandchildren, so it will be a busy day.
Hope you are having a great time at the CHA.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I just love it. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, todays card is really lovely, beautiful soft colour, and very tactile. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, love the noble dies. JJxxd

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love the method of making rectangle dies into square ones. Never think to do this myself.


PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty.


Hazel said...

A beautiful, stunning card. Hazel X

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card

Chris Curry said...

Love the delicate colours of this card Sue. These dies are brilliant and I really like the small peony flowers, perfect on this card. Thank you. Xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, very beautiful card, love all the blues.
Hope you're CHA days are going well
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love it :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

hollyberry said...

Lovely soft pastel card. It is so beautiful.

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue, those little peonies are so sweet and look so nice on the card.
Hope it's going well!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another lovely card in soft colours and the Canadian dies are one of my favourite sets. Hope you are having a great time at CHA and looking forward to seeing you on tv next month. Best wishes

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card sue


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another gorgeous card today, I love the soft blue and of course the dies you've used. I hope your enjoying the CHA and not doing too much!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning card Sue. Hope all going well at the CHA

Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the letterpress part of your beautiful card is so effective love from Jackie xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Yet another beautiful card
Love the background and those little biddy petals are lovely.
Elaine H X

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, I love the pastel colouring

dmj from kettering said...

Love that shade of blue, and another useful card,

Doreen x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the pastel shade

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the soft gentle colours.

iReneM said...



Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love today's card. There are so many lovely shades of blue card at the moment.

Love Rosemarie x x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card, love the soft blue and milk colour scheme...the Ornate Pierced Nobles are on the wish list, I already have the Lavish set so need the larger set to mix and match with...


Jane Franklin said...

Love the card again today and the letterpress technique always looks so good. Take care and best wishes to all. Jxxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I really like the Letterpress technique so beautiful and shows the embossing off a treat!
I hope you are enjoying the CHA it looks so busy on tv!
Take care
Love Marg

Marion said...

Hi sue I agree the colour's are beautiful very relazing.
love the dies too.
Marion H

Anne said...

I must use the letterpress technique, Sue, it is so effective. Lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
The soft colours of this card are really beautiful and I really like the dies you have used so my wish list has now increased in size!
I have just realised how many days the CHA runs, it must be a fabulous event!
Lesley S x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card and beautiful colours.
Nancyd xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,Lovely card. Your noble dies make such a perfect frame.I have never tried the letterpress but it looks good.Gloria Sidcup ) xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and colours so pretty. love Jean Z xxx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning, Beautiful card for a beautiful person.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card. The colours are so pretty as well.
Evis M.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, another beautiful card and so very pretty to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card again today, love the embossing folder you have used and the letter pressing is wonderful. Must try that. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxxx

Val Jones said...

As usual Sue, a stunning card. Love the effect of the tiny flowers.
Love Val in Spain x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is such a beautiful card I love the colours & the small peonies

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is such a beautiful card I love the colours & the small peonies

Rosemary Stickland said...

Such a pretty card.
Rosemary xx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love the colours hope all is well at CHA take care love June xxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Sylvia Yates said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the colour scheme.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

sandy acland said...

A pretty card!

Sandy (tort)

Kate's Cards said...

Quite lovely! xx

karenlotty said...

So pretty and delicate

Scottydog said...

Another beautiful blue card! And another Canadian die! Think I need to buy these!

Tressa said...

Another pretty card. I like the colour combination. The combination of the Nobel dies and the Canadian ones is effective. The latter are on today's purchase list so I look forward to trying the design for myself.

Thank you.


HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the soft pastel colours, hope CHA is going well.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and the letterpressing really shows up the beautiful embossing folder. Hope you are having a great time at CHA.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, blue and white are always classy.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the letterpressing and the soft colours

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I really like the background. A great idea to use the Noble dies for a frame, lovely shape to it. The focal element is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning sue anf the Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card again today Sue and thank you for which you use the Ariondac ink as it really is a useful thing to know as i only ever use Versamark and hope that i have a coloured embossing powder that will if not match, will at least tone in with my project. That cloudy blue ink is such a lovely soft blue and you can't see any lighter patches caused by it so that it looks like coloured card. Great idea sue, thank you flower as it gives us that are not so hot on the inks more reasons as to why you one product over another (never can get the difference in the inks to use).
Well all i can say about today up here in Glenochil is that it is dry which is good but it is really nippy out there so please everyone wrap up warmly if you need to go out. I am on the border of a shawl so i am going to get going with that today so i will wish you all a good day whatever you have planned, sending hugs to all our wilsonettes that could be doing with them for whatever reason or just because,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village) x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely pastel colours and lots of intricate detail.

Paula said...

Such a lovely card Sue, but then your cards always are! And this one is my favourite colours too. :)
Paula x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Another beautifully ornate card to start the week, it's wonderful :). Well, so far today it's dry, calm and the sun is shining down here in Truro...the clouds are forming though so I'm not holding my breath for it to stay nice too much longer. Yesterday it was brilliant sunshine one minute and hosing it down with rain in the blink of an eye! Still, it's a good excuse for me NOT to go out in the back garden and move two apples trees, although I know I need to do it in the next few weeks while they are still 'hibernating'. If my sister hadn't moved to the other side of the country she would have been behind me with a stick getting me out there. My reasoning though's too wet under foot to do too much out there without ending up on my bum! I guess I'll have to heed the call of my craft room instead...what a chore LOL!!
Bejay xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A masterpiece in gorgeousness, that's what this card is. I love everything about it.
You take so much care in the details of your cards and it pays dividends.
Hugs, Rose

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
A beautiful card, soft colours and nice die work.
Hope you enjoying CHA and have some great news to show.

Sending warm hugs to Tracy,Saba,Melody,Wendy,Lynda,Wheelybad,
ToB,Lorraine,Yvonne, my lovly friends at the cafe' and all
Wilsonette's, take care
Maria x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice

Anonymous said...

So pretty and I love the ink color...I understand now about your letter the embossing folder. (light goes off in my head now) Duh! LOL Sometimes it takes me a while, but eventually I usually get it. Thanks for another beautiful card. Jan D., Florida, USA

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue.

IVY Cheong said...

This beautiful card has definitely cheered up a horrible and miserable wet and cold Monday , hugs, Ivy xx

Yorks butterfly said...

HI Sue, a bright spot in a miserable day with such a beautiful card , thank you for the tip about the Adirondack Ink.

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love the soft colors!! The die cuts are awesome and the way you have used them is amazing!! This makes me want to buy a die cutting machine :) Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity with us!!
Moxie Craftie

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. A really stunning card. I love the colours. The dies are really good. Thank you for sharing.😀 Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. A really stunning card. I love the colours. The dies are really good. Thank you for sharing.😀 Hugs Heather.x

terrie said...

Beautiful card...I like all the layers and the pale blue color...
You did a really nice card...well done Sue

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card, love the soft pastel colour.

Lorraine F sorry I missed your birthday but just getting over a migraine so not been able to look at the light on my phone. I hope you had a wonderful day x

Hope everyone is ok and is keeping warm and dry x

Linda xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very, very pretty. x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today. Love the colour.

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, an embossed background makes all the difference doesn't it?

Lorraine Freeman said...

Such a pretty card today, the petite peonies are so special and thanks for explaining your use of inks.
Linda N, so sorry to hear you have had a migraine, they are so awful. I hope all the symptoms have gone now. Yes my birthday was lovely thanks. Feel awful today because of a cold, it always sets off my costochondritis which is miserable.
I would love to have a play with my craft goodies but just can't cope with sitting up.
Such a shame Sue won't be part of the weekend on Hochanda, I have become rather dedicated to her work :)
Love n hugs to all my buddies.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Vie carter said...

Great card


Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, Fab card!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely pastel and delicate looking card. Great combination of die cuts, too.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very petty card today, love the dies used.

ursula said...

Beautiful card subtle....luv Ursula xx

Janet Wilson said...

Very pretty card, love it!

barbara macaskill said...

Love the little flowers and the texture is dreamy!! TFS!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is a truly stunning card.
Don't work too hard.
Maureen xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card
Karen xx

hettygarlick said...

Lovely card. I really like the soft blue.

Margaret Rogers said...

Another lovely card.
Margaret xxx

craftynanna jo widnes said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the colours. hugs to all Johanna

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Lovely card today. I haven't got that set of nobles but I'll get it at some point. Maybe birthday. In March.

Hugs and love to all that need it. Xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, blue and white-ish again!!!
Hope all is going well at CHA and the weather is better over there than it is here. I understand there is going to be a takeover on Hochanda this weekend and I only hope that my bank account can stand it.


Dawn Holben said...

A gorgeous and very ornate card today and a beautiful colour combo too.
I love it.

Annie Pennington said...

Love all the textures on this card. Hope you're having fun at CHA

Annie P

Theresa Pace said...

i'm impressed with that cloudy blue and how well it has shown up. mine is usually so pale you can hardly see it. lovely colour combo, hugs xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
I really love the Canadian board omg. This layout and colors are fabulous. I am asking if you can create a card with light purple tones going to get the circle die and going to try to make a shaker card with it for my friends BIRTHDAY WISH me luck.
Thank you for all your inspiration and fabulous products.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I love the card, and the colour combinations. Hope you are having fun at CHA.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the dies use and the card looks awesome.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours used

gailgale said...

Another great card!!!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another little beauty. Hope you are enjoying CHA.
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Gorgeous card love the colour way.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so beautiful and gorgeous coloured cardstock.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the colours and the dies you've used.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful Card, love the colour.
Hope you are having a great time at CHA and able to do some catching up with the family.LOL

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

This card is very lovely!! I do enjoy the tone on tone as well as the stormy blue color!

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Sandy H said...

This card is so pretty. Lovely soft blue.

carol quinn said...

Nice card, too much gold for me though

America said...

Love the beautiful gentle Cloudy Blue Color contrasting against the milky white on white die-cuts. What a lovely embossing folder and intricate die combination. Love it.

Pam said...

Molly, I have just read your last Post. Thank you being so brave to come on and tell us of the awful problems your family are having. We have all been so concerned about your Nan, Grandad and yourself. Please pass my very best wishes to your Nan and Grandad, I hope you and your Mum, Dad and sisters can soon all be together again in a new home. You are a very strong young lady and are part of a loving family. You will overcome this horrible time, in the meantime, know that you all have the support of your friends from the blog. Bless you all xx

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