Friday, 22 January 2016

Best Wishes

Hi bloggers!  I started this card by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Bed of Roses embossing folder.  I used a smoothie to pounce Aqua Adirondack lightly over the embossing.  Next I sprayed it with permanent spray adhesive and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I used the Ornate Friend Brighter Days die set and cut it out of coconut white card twice.  I backed both pieces with an aqua card back.  I cut the centres out of both of them using the inside circle die in the set.  I added mounting foam to one of them and cut the other one into four pieces.  I added each of the four pieces to the flat sides of the uncut die, extending them outwards for the appearance of a larger die behind it.  I cut two of the Elegant Laced Edger and placed them to the inside of the dies to add detail to the circular opening.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the Hannah die set.  I lightly inked the edger with aqua ink then added it to the centre of the frame with mounting foam.  I finished the card with some white flatback pearls and my usual matting and layering.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Love the card Sue, gorgeous.
Happy Friday everyone.
Big hugs to Melody, Francis and family, Big hug for Tracy and all who are not well or just down.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the embossing and aqua colour.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another very pretty card, beautiful colour.
Take care Kitty.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Fab card!!! I've just done a card similar to this!!!
I love the look and colour!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
One word to describe this card today stunning love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the colour. Yvonne xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, and beautiful colour
Pat x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and brill colors, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty card lovely aqua colour love how you have colour matched the embossing

Sandra said...

Morning ladies,
Gorgeous card Sue, I love the font you have used on those sentiment stamps. It's so pretty without being over the top!
Must dash, Paul has just bought me hot buttered crumpets in bed before he leaves for work!
Have a fan Friday everyone,
Sandra xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
spoilt again with aqua and white, beautiful card and the gorgeous bed of roses EF as well.
One of the things I found while sorting out was my years old brayer so I will have a go at making something like yesterday's card- maybe in blue and purple
I really enjoy Vera too, good stories and fabulous scenery, one day when I finally make the trip ............
have a great day

Muriel x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely card today.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love how you've used the same die twice but made them look different. Sue XXX

Jayem said...

Hello Sue

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

I like this card... but... it needs something to provide a little contrast with all the curly wurls... one of your messy bows and baker's twine would be perfect.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful card today, you cannot go wrong when using your lovely roses embossing folder, always a winner in my book.

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

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the colour. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today, I love the bed of roses embossing folder. I haven't been able to buy it yet, I will have to ask my local craft store to order it for me.
I spent yesterday playing with my new die sets and actually made 2 cards. It made a nice change to do this.
Today I am babysitting again so no crafting for me.
Have a lovely day

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another gorgeous design in a lovely colour.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the background. The bed of roses is a fave!

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Lovely gift for today. The more I see this Efolder the more I like it and must add it to my collection. I love today's colours too.
Very Very cold here in Burgunday.
Janet x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love Bed of Roses and Brighter days so a great combination! Love the pretty colour.
Have a great weekendeveryone!
Anne M xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Like this card Sue. I'm not a great fan of putting big bows on my cards, so this card looks great to me.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, any. Chance that you use a daylight bulb so we can see the true colours of your beautiful cards?

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card! Debra x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Love Today's Outstanding Beautiful Card I Love The Soft
Clean Look Of The Aqua And The Coconut White, And The Truly Stunning Dies You've
Used For Your Card.
I Love The Tremendous Embossing Folder You've Used For Your Background
"The Bed Of Roses" A Favourite Of Mine The Embossing Always Looks So Outstanding
Well Yesterday I Spent Most Of The Day Using My New Dies!!!!! I Got Around Six So At Present I
Can't Remember All The Names But I Purchased The Buckle Die The One You Cut Twice
Then Inter Link To Connect Also The The Emma, Just Stunning.
So Today I've Got Some Stamping To Do Then I Will Put My Cards Together.
I Love Spending Days Crafting Which Is Possibly Every Day!!!!!!
Take Great Care My Dear Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom And Of Course Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph
✂️🎨 Carry On Creating ✂️🎨

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the soft colours. I am looking forward to seeing the new dies it is exciting. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Great card today. I love the Aqua card and if course the bed of roses folder, probably my most used one. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie x x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great card, love the aqua colour and such gorgeous die.

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue, with your favourite embossed background. Gorgeous colour. Thank you. Xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue ! The embossing folder is one of my absolute favourites!

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card
B xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card .
Elaine H X

carol quinn said...

Really pretty card

Sylvia Yates said...

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

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card sue x x hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another very elegant card today, I'm loving the aqua inking combined with the card colour combo, beautiful and fresh-looking.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card Sue and in a beautiful colour as well, it would be just the ticket for our friends that are not bow, flowers or pearls/diamontes sort of people. The ornate friends die set is really pretty and the aqua card showes up its beauty to the max under the white die cut. Thank you Sue for another stunning card that i can see so much use for, now all i need to do is get it, lol.
Well it is absolutely teeming down here at the Ochils this morning and so very dark so whatever plans i had made today to go out has been put on hold as at my speed(me and a tortoise would do well together) i will be absolutely soaked through. I think i will carry on making my little baby grandson his aqua coloured cardi in front of the fire. Sending special hugs to Barbara, you are in my thoughts and prayers special lady, Sheena, i am sendign some to you too as i know just how difficult it is the now for you and how i wish i could help you. Sending special hugs to Tracey, i hope that you are not too bad with the side effects from your new round of chemo flower and counting down when you will be finished this horrible treatment. Hugs to all the other Wilsonettes that need one or could just do with one,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card again this morning, thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card and no big bow
taking over.
Marion H

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anne said...

Another beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous colours. I thought I had this embossing folder but can't find it so it seems this will have to be added to the shopping list!


Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card, love the Bed of Roses with it's coating of bling and the Ornate Friend die set is gorgeous and is near the top of my wish list.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful - 2016 has started with a bang and all the posts have been stunning - its going to be long road to find the words throughout the rest of the year !!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card in beautiful Aqua. Love the way you use the lace edger, it's so pretty and effective. Best wishes

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card love it can't go wrong with this beautiful die set thank you sue xxxxx love always June Horrocks xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, so pretty. I really need the Bed of Roses E/M will have to see who has it in stock.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and colours. love Jean Z xxxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I love everything about this card......the E/F, the Die, and the colour is beautiful too!
This is a go to embossing folder I use in various colours!
Take care everyone
Love Marg

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty colour and style love from Jackie xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card. Like the effect of the sparkle texture on the background.xx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. I love the way you add interest to your cards by cutting up the die. Love the colour.

love Val in Spain x

dmj from kettering said...

I really like that colour, I think it is my favourite!!

Doreen x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love today's card. The die is beautiful and the card is such a pretty colour.
Lesley S x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Love the card. Love the colour combo just right to brighten a dreich day lol.

Norah. My body feels as tho it's been hit by a bus today but at least I'm not feeling sick on this drug. 2 more to go so not so bad. I'd rather feel pain than feel sick lol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sue and I just love the colours


Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design and colours are wonderful
I have these dies and I love them.
Have a great weekend

Debs A xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a lovely quick card to create it looks stunning, love the colour choice and the embossed background. hugs Shirleyxxxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, such a beautiful colour

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and gorgeous couloir.
Tracy I agree with you about the pain rather than feeling sick! I hate being sick! That's the worst thing for me about migraines. Your positive attitude does you real credit xx
Foul day here today. Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

Scottydog said...

Love this card, especially the colour combination. Thank you Sue.

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card Sue.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card and see your still in the aqua fase I still love it too.
Just getting ready to fly home today and leave the sun behind but at least I will be able to watch Hochanda again
As we didn't get a strong enough signal here to watch any so I have been getting withdrawal symptoms.
Nancyd xx

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, one of your classic styles, thank you.

The aqua colour is great and I've noticed quite a lot recently in this colour from you so it must be a favourite with you too.

The new dies are fabulous and added to my wishlist.

I've made the decision to retire from work so I will definitely have more time for crafting but not enough cash to pursue all of the lovely crafty items I want so I'll have to try and win the lottery LOL!!!

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
beautiful card and colour again... Love hese aqua tones...
Rolf xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Really like the combination of embossing, colour and dies. The end result is lovely.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the background is lovely. What a great idea, to just "pounce" with the aqua.
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

Great colours and lovely card xxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again today oh look it's the bed of roses again - I think it's becoming everyone's favourite folder. I had to force myself to use a different one this week, the other folders were feeling unloved!!! I do like this aqua colour, suitable for all ages. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxxx
Tracey, good to hear your not feeling sick but sorry about the aching. Not long to go now though so keep smiling. Xxxx
Pearl you will be counting down the days until you retire now you've made that decision. Stock up on as much stash as you can before you go and ask for dies as a retirement gift and you will be set for ages! Xxxxx

SueJ said...

Really nice card Sue, love the die set.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I recently bought the brighter days ornate frame and I have the bed of roses ( my favourite ) EF so there is no reason not to try to make something as beautiful as this card!!

Tracy sorry you're feeling so sore but anything is better than being sick, hang on in there only a couple more to go
Pearl enjoy your retirement you'll wonder how you found the time to work

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful background with the bed of roses embossing folder. Lots of intricate detail and lovely colours.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I like this Aqua colour. Must get some. For some unknown reason I didn't get any blog post from Creative Expressions yesterday so no post from Sue, John or Julia. Have checked the Junk and Trash and not there either. Strange,

Sue MacFall said...

What a good idea using the brighter days die - I have just bought that one so must try this!!!
Sue Mac

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the embossing folder with the sparkles.
sharon :)

nzillingworth said...


Barbara said...

Beautiful card with the fabulous aqua coloured card. The bed of roses seems to be everyone's favourite EF at the moment.

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

craftynanna jo widnes said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the colour and my favourite embossing folder, hugs Johanna

Marianne's Craftroom said...


Anonymous said...

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

Pat said...

Love the shading on the background. Beautiful card. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful focal really have a way with color, too. Outstanding!!! Jan D., Florida, USA

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, colour combination is just perfect

Beautiful card Sue to brighten up our Friday. it is been raining most of the day.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

lilian said...

Hi Sue, very beautiful card, just love that colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Yorks butterfly said...

Ho Sue, lovely card. Really like the Embossing Folder.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the way that you cut into the dies to add layers, love the colour too.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, great colour. I really like the background and how you have used the Ornate Friend Brighter Days die. I love this level of decoration (not to elaborate) and would probably make a great male Card with a change of colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Love how the inking on the background makes it look velvety!! STUNNING! TFS!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card! I love the dies you've used today and I always love it when you use the diamond sprinkles :). I'm seriously thinking about getting some smoothies as I'm totally useless at blending my inks, I either get too much colour, not enough, or streaks so hopefully I may get a better result if I try a smoothy.
What a shock |I had today...I actually managed to get into town and back again in the dry!!! The sun was even shining so I actually got some use out of my new transitions lenses lol. The wind is bitterly cold though so not a good idea to stay out too long and I was really glad to get home again :)
Bejay x

terrie said...

Great looking card....I like the layers that you made on the card....tfs
well done as always Sue....thanks

IVY Cheong said...

Good afternoon Sue, another lovely creation. Hugs, Ivy xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Sue, love the background - another EF not owned yet!
Tracy - keep going girl, sorry about your pain, but one lot of treatment finished now.
fluffycat and Laine - thanks for good wishes, usual sort of day (muddy, fluffy, lots of cats plus two sheep and four horses to care for). Not great celebrators - no pressies or cards but that's how we like it.

'P' in Wales

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty indeed, I do like the aqua tones. I love this EF but (and I know this is verging on crafty criminality) it's been so long since I crafted and even longer since I crafted properly with my dies I have kinda forgot what I have and haven't got! Hoping I get in there at the weekend to put together a checklist before my birthday as I don't want to double up! Plus I need to finish tidying up in there and the list of "to do" is starting to grow and there's the small matter of new dies to make room for. Got a nice pile starting from last year of "things to play with when..." and you just know I want to add to it.

Tracy, hope you're ok, hugs xxx

Molly, hugs for you and all your family xxx

To Everyone feeling yucky, sleepy, sore, achey and/or isolated, hugs xxx

To those on the east coast of the USA, wrap up warm! Hope the weather isn't too much of a problem for you xxx

Sorry I've not been about, the funeral Tuesday took it out of me then yesterday I had to go out again to see the nurse for my jab. Knackered but I plan to do something crafty related between 4 and 5 here on the sofa and see how long I last, I got to try or I will never build back up. Still feel "meh" but getting bored and twitchy. Plan to crochet earlier this week bombed as I fell asleep. Minor bit of entertainment today when the wheelchair repair man arrived and was impressed at the huge rip in the rubber on my tyres... Mr W's pushing technique clearly needs to be reviewd lol but the tyre is nearly 3 years old.

Bugger, yawning already. Would like to last til at least 10pm or I'll be awake at silly o clock, which does not help matters. Rumbly tummy to so I will find a little snavk, a cuppa and get on.

Hugs to everyone, take care,

T x

Suzzette Yandle said...


ursula said...

Very pretty card, lovely subtle colours....I now have my bed of roses embossing folder, so I too will be playing with it....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Jean said...

Just gorgeous!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, yet another beautiful card in a gorgeous colour. I really like the Ornate Friend Brighter Days die and the way you have snipped it apart - yet another one for the wish list.

Wishing everyone a happy week-end.


Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & loving the beautiful Teal & white which looks stunning.
Must get the bed of roses embossing folder & that pretty Ornate Friend Brighter Days die which is so delicate & gorgeous.
Beautiful card as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very classy. SueL x

Sherry said...


Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card.
Rosemary xx

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue. Wow. Love it. Hugs Jan.x

karenlotty said...

Very ornate I love the font of the sentiment

Janet Wilson said...

Great idea for using the square die twice, looks gorgeous

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the design of the card and how clever it is to use the die twice in different orientations. Not sure if it is how the picture has come across on the internet, but for me it perhaps needs a touch of another colour for interest.


Karen Drew said...

Beautiful colour and stunning card. The bed of roses EF is one of my favourites
Karen xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is a stunning card, I love it.
Thinking of all who are poorly, having treatment, are recovering, or are caring for others.
Maureen xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful. Love the layout. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the colour is beautiful.
Been at our wee craft shop today that's the reason for being late
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue love this card layout I always do square cards but like different ideas.xx

Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, I love that die and the way you have arranged it
make it look so different.
And I do love the bed of roses embossing folder especially with the ink and sprinkles. love it.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card, love everything about it the gorgeous embossing folder and those beautiful dies, the colour is beautiful and so is the layout,
Di B. x

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another stunning card sue x I absolutely love the roses embossing folder and how you have arranged your die its beautiful x the aqua is gorgeous and is well on the way to becoming one of my faves x thankyou again sue so much for your inspiration x
Laine just catching up on the comments yes my daughter did get some bargains she loves having her birthday in january due to all the sales !
Tracy sending you a big hug xxx
Wheely bad sending you big hugs too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Theresa Pace said...

this aqua card has a very beautiful soothing hue. love it. and it really pops against the white, hugs xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love the card you have created today !! I love the fab colour combo you have used to. The brighter days die set is on my long wish list as I really love this beautiful frame. I have the bed of Roses EF and I love it !! You have used the beautiful new creative Expressions stamp set again. The more I see of this set, the more it appeals to me. I think it is such a lovely font. Thank you for sharing another gorgeous card today Sue.
Yesterday's card is beautiful to. I do not have a brayer and will certainly have to consider getting one now !! Fab video to Sue as always. Thank you.
Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely Aqua & white card today, must try the pouncing technique,
Marlene O xx

Eunice said...

Very pretty card, I do love the aqua and the dies go well with the color. (Does that make sense to you Sue) Thanks for your great ideas!

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, lovely colour. I've got the bed of roses ef but not used it yet, still not got my mojo back and beginning to think I never will.

Tracy soft gentle hugs for your achy body, so glad you've not got the dreaded sickness. Keep smiling lovely x

Hugs for Melody and family I hope things are better for them all now after the dreadful christmas x

Linda xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Just ordered some of your newer dies and can't wait to create cards and scrapbook pages with them. But love this card and color need to add this die to my list and your embossing folders too.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card and i see it done in many different colour ways. Another great idea on how to cut into your dies to make them look so different.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy H said...

Pretty card. Lovely calm, delicate colour and you've used my favourite Bed of Roses embossing folder.
Take care everyone.

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the bed of roses embossing folder. Will have to add it to my wish list.

Annie P

DeeDee7770 said...

Such a gorgeous card! The embossing is beautiful with the colour added and the die is gorgeous.
Have a nice day!

Arlene K. said...

Lovely cards Sue, could you possibly name the stamp package you use for your sentiments please. I know you use Creative Expressions for most of your stamped sentiments but which one. Thanks Keep those videos coming, I love watching them.

Amzad Hossin said...

Amazing card and i like the color.

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