Sunday, 31 January 2016

Fabulous Day

 Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card is a bit of an ombre sort, as I am quite taken with that trend.  I have seen it absolutely everywhere of late and I think it is especially pretty in cards.  I started the card by cutting the Intertwining Circle Striplet without the outside cutting edge three times in a piece of coconut white card to create the background.  I selected three varying shades of aqua coloured card (from my leftover stash box).  This is a great card to use up some of those smaller bits you have.  I cut three strips and covered each one with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and placed them behind each of the striplets in order from lightest to darkest.  Next I coated them with Diamond Snow from the front of the background piece so all of the exposed adhesive caught the glitter.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Squares (both sets) to create a layered frame with white and aqua card and placed it over the background.  I used the Grace die to cut a decorative frame and backed it in white and seated it over a stamped sentiment, then attached it in the centre of the card.  I used the same three shades of aqua card to cut some small flowers from the Orange Blossom complete petal set.  I glued them around my sentiment as a small accent.  I completed the card in my usual pierced matting and layering.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.
   Just a quick reminder that I will be doing the drawings for the winning dies tomorrow morning, then posting the winners in a separate post in the afternoon.  There is still time to add any comments to posts you may have missed if you do it before Monday morning!  Don't forget to check back in the afternoon too, to see if your name has been drawn!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam Hartlepool said...

Very beautiful card. Hope you are having a rest after your busy week.
Hugs to Melody, Francis, Tracey and all.

carol quinn said...

Clean and simple
Love it

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very pretty card, lovely colours.
thank you very much take care Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, I love this card love your hombre effect and Aqua is my favourite colour at the moment and my favourite striplet too so a fabulous combination.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Really pretty card using your striplet die.

Jan.moogie said...

Now this style of card I do like it has simple lines gorgeous frames and stunning patterns topped off with my favorite colours. Love it, have a great day today, hugs xxxxxxx

Glennis said...

very pretty - ombre is certainly very 'in' right now

Karen Derbyshire said...

Very fresh looking, love the different shades of aqua.

Anonymous said...

Lovely fresh looking card Sue, very pretty. Like the hombre effect with the striplets. JJxx

Kathy Peak said...

Such a lovely card & I just received many of your latest dies... thiss being among them, so I'll try it tomorrow!

Val Jones said...

This is a stunning card Sue and this is my favourite of all your striplets.
Love Val in Spain x

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card and one of my favourite striplets at the moment, although I love the new zigzag one more - just don't have that one yet.
I tried yesterday's faux leather effect (with a different embossed die) and as a first attempt I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for showing it.
D x

auscrafts said...

love this striplet die I find it so usefull

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning Sue
I absolutely love this card. It reminds me of fabric being dyed from the bottom up and as the dye rises up the fabric the colour is less intense. Amazing
Nicola x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card and die set love the colours thankyou tracyw x

sonja_w said...

Love the fresh and contemporary look of this card .The ombré effect in Aqua is simply stunning and the striplet background is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the colour, the ombre effect and the use of the striplet - everything! Sue XXX

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely idea. Ombre looks really nice and as you say use up the bits in your stash. I'll be searching my stash later! Thanks for another great idea!
Anne M xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. I love everything about your card. The ombre effect is stunning. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

TDQ Karen said...

This is just beautiful, I love it

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW I love everything about this card. The card it self is clean and simple which a lot of people like and i think its a great one for the guys. I have not tried this hombre technique yet so i can feel a play coming on today with this card been my insperation. Hope you have great weekend Sue.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this die. Made FILs bday card with it and it looks great. Will be a fave me thinks.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I, too, like the ombre effect but have never thought of using it for a card - but I will now
Pat x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Three shades of aqua, lovely !! This is such a versatile mini striplet I am just waiting to get my hands on it. Fabulous card.
Have a lovely Sunday, I went to the movies, lovely change, back to some cards tomorrow,
so excited about the draw, good luck everyone
Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, love this circles die.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the aqua ombre effect especially with the glitter and the striplet looks really lovely. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, really like the ombre effect. This is so pretty with the flowers but equally can go macho with stronger colours, as you have also shown.

'P' in Wales

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I do like the circle striplet die. I love the ombré technique.
Happy Sunday all

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love this card! The hombre effect is gorgeous and so on trend at the moment. Very retro looking die. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, very beautiful card, do love the colour Aqua, also that striplet die.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a lovely ombre effect card. Peaceful colours and simple beauty. X

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A truly fabulous card! Love the colours,
Best wishes
Karen M

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a very pretty card. Very clean and simple but elegant in its simplicity. Really like the hombre effect and the aqua colours are gorgeous. This striplet is one of my favourites from the last collection and I'm lucky enough to own it so I think I might be doing a variation of this one!
Love and hugs to all especially Tracy, Melody and Francis, love Alison xxxx

Nanny Jo said...

That striplet die is so pretty, Sue! I love the hombre look, too, and those colours are so clean and pretty. Jo x

rosiejt said...

Like this a lot and I have two of the dies.

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, crisp and clean!
sharon :)

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, love the card and the striplet die, I do like the way you have used the hombre look it is very effective
Kathy B Tolleshunt Major x

foxyg said...

Love this card, and I have that striplets die, so no stopping me now.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, the ombre effect looks great with this striplet set.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Chris Curry said...

What a fresh looking pretty card. I am in hospital at the moment and my sister, Sandie, made me a get well card with this striplet. It's lovely. Thank you Sue. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card in gorgeous shades of turquoise, love the additional sparkle! X

Elizabeth Harborne said...

This is another beauty. The glitter is so delicate I almost missed it. Craft show yesterday. New ideas and more items for the collection - a very successful day with my friend, Rossia.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,this is a lovely card so clean & fresh looking. The Grace die copletes the look. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card once again Sue. Love the hombre effect and with the sparkle it's even better. Love it. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card and colours, Love Jean Z xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, had to smile at hombre, shouldn't that be ombre x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
yes it is a lovely trend i seem to like it in most colours also, really pretty card.
A paper pad would be nice in the shades of the colour clouds to tone together. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card it looks so clean and fresh and on the plus side in my favourite colours. I must try this Hombre technique it looks easy to do and looks very effective, I love the touch of glitter.
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, this looks so good in shades of aqua, but would work in other colours too so suitable for both ladies and men.
B xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card and I love the colour
And your design is wonderful.

Debs A xx
Debs cards xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sue and such beautiful colours love the graduation of your background colours


Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I have both of these dies but not used them together as yet so thanks for the inspiration - love the aqua shading from light to dark on this card and the added bling doesn't hurt either!...


Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, what a fabulous card I love it!!!
Great way to use your bits up. Thanks!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty card you have given us today. Lovely colours and the die is very retro. I don't have this one but I have a gift voucher for the local craft shop so I will add it to my collection if they have it in stock. Thank you Sue. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love this Die and the colours, and yes, you used my favourite at the moment, the Grace Die!
Take care
Love Marg

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and how you have graduated the colours. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. I really enjoy using this die having bought it after seeing a sample of John's at Julia sale 3 weeks ago. You've given me another idea - thank you.

Sandra said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue & Friends,
I love todays card, that 'hombre'look reaaly works with papercrafting, I love the shades you have used too, I think we all love Aqua, it shows the versatility of the Intertwining Circles die too!
Have a great day ladies,

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card, this is one of my favourite dies & I have used it a lot already.


Marion said...

Hi sue another beautiful card
love the die's and the colour.
Marion H

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry a bit late this morning. Such a stunning card today, I so like the way you have used up the scraps by using the intertwining circles die, it looks so effective, I use the pierced squares and rectangles all the time on my cards, they are the most used of all my dies, do you think you will be bringing out ovals, circles and hearts like this at some stage.

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

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh wow that really is gorgeous I love the idea of using up little bits of card you keep and making this, thank Sue for the ideas. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Scottydog said...

Clean lines, simple design, my favourite colour, how can I not like it? Would be good for a man without the flowers & in a different colour..
Thanks Sue. Hope you have recovered from your marathon!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
This striplet is on of favourites at the moment.Until I,m looking forward to get some of the dies from the new collection but it is so hard to choose.(will have to see how the finances are.

Wendy L said...

so beautiful, dont the pierced squares make all the difference, a great addition to my stash. xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love this card, love the colours, love the die! Have a great day Sue, hope you are well,

Jane Franklin said...

Its a beautiful cheery card for a dark wet Shropshire morning. I think the die is one I will use a lot and I love this hombre look. Hope you have a quiet Sunday Sue and relax. Best wishes to all jxxx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it the lay out and colours are brill I love my peirced squares use them all the time xxxxxx love June Horrocks xxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, love the aqua colour so fresh, it's great to use up our little bits of card as well as we seem to have boxes full of scraps. Thanks for all your inspiration. Yvonne xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, very fresh looking xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the effect and die used x xhazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous ombre card today, I love the gradation of colour, truly beautiful, I especially love the cute flowers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card, love the effect of the background!

Anne said...

I love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, using one you versatile striplets, this one is still on my must have list. The shaded Hombre effect is so effective, and the pierced squares make such a diiference, so pleased I have these.
Have a good day.

sandy acland said...

This is a very pretty card, and I for one love the striplets on cards.

Sandy (tort)

Kate's Cards said...

Works on hair and cards! Really pretty. Xx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Divine! Aqua is very striking with this striplet.
Lorna D

Pat said...

Lovely card and love the use of the striplt. The colours are lovely.
Thanks Sue for sharing all these ideas with us.
Pat Platt xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love the effect created by the different shades of aqua card, this die is one on my wishlist, so versatile. Good luck for the draw everyone. Have a great day. Bx

Sandra Biggs said...

Absolutely gorgeoous.

Tressa said...

Oh dear Sue, another great technique and another 'need to' on my part ......... namely a need to buy some shades of one colour so I can try it!!!

Beautiful card.


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love it. SueL x

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card Sue, love it

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I too love this hombre effect. Looks particularly good with this die, but others would work as well.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card, I love the hombre effect and great die.
I tried the faux leather technique yesterday, I really enjoyed doing it but it doesn't look as good as yours lol!
Anne xo

Susan White said...

Great card, and I really like ideas that help me to use up my mountain of scraps! Susan x

dmj from kettering said...

What a lovely idea!!! Just what I wanted for a 21st card!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

fabulous card must give this one a try I have loads of scrap pieces of card. What a great way of using them up . I haven't got this striplet die but I have others to choose from which might give a similar effect. Thank you for the inspiration love yvonne bennett xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is absolutely beautiful and the die is one of my favourites - can be used on any type of card. Love the shades and the use of diamond sprinkles. Will definitely be making some of these. Good luck everyone for tomorrow and thank you Sue for giving us all an opportunity of winning one of your amazing dies. Best wishes

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely clean and simple looking card, so delicate.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love your striplet dies this one is on my wish list
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love your striplet dies this one is on my wish list
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

karenlotty said...

fab card Sue. The intertwining circle die is my new "go to" die. I must try this ombre style As you say it is everywhere and is so effective. I like John's version with the distress glitter he did on Hochanda
Good Luck tomorrow everyone, fingers are well and truly crossed!

Karen Drew said...

Love the colours of this card. I have this die so am going to give this one a go.
Thank you for the inspiration
Karen xx

Jackie S * said...

love this one, the colour is right up my street
Jackie - Highlands x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, thank you.

Can't wait to see who has won the blogs this week...

Love, Pearl x

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card Sue, love like the colours you used.

I absolutely adore this striplet die, it's been on my wish list since it was launched! I ordered it from Julia on Friday, along with a couple of other die sets and more colour cloud inks.

I'm having fun spending gift vouchers and cash I had for my birthday.

Hope everyone has a lovely creative Sunday

Annie P

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very nice card , i love the striplets dies i do, each and every one .
Take Care
Elaine H X

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Love this look. fabulous card great striplet.
Hugs Theresa xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Simply beautiful card

Crafty hugs Pen x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew

Love this one. Watched u demo this technique it's really pretty. My favourite colour too.

Laine 1972. In case u missed my reply. I have one more chemo after next week. 1st March is my last one and it's my birthday week no less ah well at least no more chemo. Just the radio therapy which starts a few week after.

Love to all plus hugs xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this die and was a must have when I first saw it. This post is beautiful.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I have made a similar card as I love this die. Different colours behind the intertwining circles produce different effects, but each is stunningly elegant.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A very pretty card. Love the colours.
Evis M.

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colour sequence is so pretty.
Love the dies used.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love this sparkly Hombre effect card.
It is so pretty in aqua with this particular die but would also look great in many other colours.
Lesley S x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

I really love this card it is so delicate and fresh with your choice of green card peeking out. A very suitable layout for those men in our lives.

Tracy, You have come so far in your journey, I admire your stoical comments and courage. Radiotherapy is a doddle after the chemo. Just look out for the fatigue, it can hit you at any time although usually about a week after your first treatment. So make time for R&R, and don't try to push yourself too hard, if you feel tired take an extra nap. I know I had to.

Daily thoughts and prayers to Melody Francis a & Molly.
Comfort blanket hugs to all in pain & discomfort, may your day treat you kindly.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Lesley Griffiths said...

I am really taken with this striplet and this card shows it off beautifully. Thanks Sue.
Happy Days,

lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue and all. What a pretty, fresh card. I too am a fan of both the striplet and the ombre technique- definitely one to try it is so effective. Good luck to everyone for the draw and thank you once more Sue for your generosity. Take care all. Hugs, Theresa x

Corrine's Paper Crafts said...

Lovely card. I love it's simplicity. As effective as anything complicated!
Corrine X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful CAS card and I think the aqua shades suit it perfectly. I will try and make something similar so will have to root around in my 'bit box' for toning pieces.

Wheely Bad - thank you for the explanation, it seems that Google rules the world!

Feeling sad today with the loss of Sir Terry Wogan. He was part of most of my adult life and his last breakfast show was on the same day that I retired although he was much older than I :) He will be much missed.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fab card and as you say a great way to use up some of our odd bits. I really should throw some of mine out but you never know do you and this is definitely one of those cards that would benefit from a rummage through the scrap box.
Beverley W

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous, I shall be doing something like this lots of times that's for sure. That particular striplet sings to me, I just love it.
I shall be there tomorrow pm, eyes peeled and hoping. But congratulations to the winners, whoever they are.
Have a good Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

His Sue, a gorgeous card. Your die is beautiful, very 60's looking and I love the colours.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the change in lovely colour tone and the sentiment really stands out in tht gorgeous frame
Julie x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue,

What a coincidence. I need to make 2 Birthday Cards today and was going to use this die. I was wondering if it would overlap to make a continuous design and it looks as though it doesn't although the way you have made the card makes it easier to but different coloured card behind it without the joins showing.

Love the card and thank you for the inspiration.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I do love your neat frames this is a love idea really like this card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, for us this morning. Love this hombre look, and this striple die is beautiful, and so versatile.

Anonymous said...

This sounds such a simple card to do with your explanation but such a beautiful effect. Absolutely gorgeous card.

ursula said...

Oh wow, not seen this hombre effect before, must have missed something !!!!! It looks amazing, another project to try, the list is getting longer and longer.....This makes such a beautiful background for a beautiful card as always Sue....thank you....luv Ursula xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very pretty card - so effective
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

The colors are so soothing and fresh looking. I'm ready for the spring-like colors. Your background die cuts are very nice...I believe, once again, this die would work for the guy cards. The tiny flowers add just the right touch...really pretty.

BTW...played with my new embossing folder and all the cardstock weights worked beautifully, but I think my favs were the 100# and 110# cardstocks. I like the sturdiness and the detail of the ef was a tiny bit more my humble opinion.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Happy Sunday Sue,

I love this technique (the hombre effect) also you know I love this aqua card. I also like this Striplet die, all in all Sue your card is lovely.

Lots of things on my wish list now.

Striplet die is a must buy, as it is so versatile, cannot afford this month, certainly top of the list next month.

Sunday hugs to everyone...... from Dorothy of Baldock

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What a really pretty card. Clean and simple but so pretty.

Fluffycat thank you for my belated birthday wishes, and yes Wheely Bad I did have a lovely day thanks. It sounds like you did and will continue to do so. Good for you.

Love Helen x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Up until now i haven't been taken on with this die Sue, it hasn't been on my most wanted list but todays card is so beautiful in the varying shades of soft greeny/blue that i could see myself wanting this die. Ilove how it has been made into a sort of picture with the frame around the outside of it. I love how you have brought the varying colours that you have used to make the flowers bring out the background colours that bit more. Yes all in all i love this beautiful card, it is stunning flower and i can see making it up for so many different occasions so thank you for yet another WOW.
Have a good day everyone and hugs to all my Wilsonette friends that could really be doing with one and even if you only just want someone to care, im sending hugs your way.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, gorgeous colours in varying shades. Love it!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue the hombre effect looks amazing x I love the aqua colours and a great way to use up those scraps x I don't have this die yet but may try this technique with a different striplet x thankyou so much sue for your inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

craftynanna jo widnes said...

Gorgeous card Sue, i love the design and aqua is one of my favourite colours. hugs to all Johanna

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another great card to make with my favourite mini striplet, I tried the ombré technique you demonstrated on Hochanda with the colour cloud inks but I think I like this way better

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Tracy Stitt said...

Thanks Cheryl.
It's good to know these things. It has been hard for me sometimes as I'm not used to resting lol and I've had to learn to take it easy!! Which for me was frustrating.
But it's good to know so many of u have came out the other side of it and I will too xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card, too!! :) Love expecially the background and the aqua shades, so delicate and feminine!

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty card Sue, had to smile at what I guess was an auto-correct :D

Hombre: a man, especially one of a particular type.
"the Raiders quarterback is one tough hombre"

ombré: Having tones of colour that shade into each other, graduating from light to dark:

We all know what you mean though ;)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I love your background and the hombre colouring, I can imagine this is going to be a favourite technique using many colours and striplet dies. I love your delicate focal point, very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a delightful card today. I've wanted to try the ombre effect for quite some time, both in my card making and my jewellery making but just haven't been able to manage to get it just as I want it. I have to say that using the different shaded cardstock is a LOT easier than using inks, I don't know why I hadn't thought of something so simple lol. I love the dies you've used, really pretty and a great finished project. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Bejay x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Love the subtle changes in colour, aren't they pretty. I must admit the die is starting to grow on me, I wasn't too sure at first. Such a beautiful card. Thank you fir sharing it with us.
Love Diane G xxxx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Lovely card today, this technique is definitely on my to try list, along with so many others, but am getting through them slowly, lol.

Hugs pat xx

Paula said...

This is a lovely card Sue, very clean and in my favourite colours! :) I have no idea what ombre means, I'll have to Google it! Thanks to CraftyJo, I just happened to see her post so now I know, you have saved me Googling Jo. :)
Paula x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very very pretty. Used this striplet yesterday to make a card for my sister in hospital. Had to borrow hers as it was out of stock when I ordered it. Must try again.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Friends
Wow I love how you created this card. I love the colour shades used.
I like this die & have used it a lot good for men's cards.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY all the best for your next chemo on Tuesday hope you feel ok after your
doing so well (((((Hug's))))xx

Wheelybad sending ((((Hug's))))& cuddles for Billy hope your day is a good one xxx

Thinking of you SABA hope your ok dear friend ((((((Hug's)))) xxx

Melody Francis & Molly your all in my thoughts & prayers ((((( Hug's)))) xxx

Deb C & BETH hope your both ok (((((Hug's))))

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Another beautiful card and particularly like the colours you have used.

This striplet is gorgeous and so versatile.

Lol Barbara W xx

Tami Grant said...

This is a very beautiful card with the soft colors. I have a couple of the striplets, but this die is still on my wish list. They are so versatile, I just love them.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue this is such a beautiful striplet design and the ombre effect is so soothing in the pretty shade you have used. Love from Jackie xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wisonettes. This card is beautiful and I, too, love the ombré effect. As Bejay said, getting the effect with cardstock is so much easier than using inks. (I would have never thought of doing that. lol)
Lorraine F...feel better. So sorry you are always in so much pain!
Wheely Bad...enjoy your tea today and keep the birthday celebration going.
Helen Bell...a belated happy birthday to you.
Tracy...hope your treatment goes well on Tuesday and you feel ok afterward. Sending healing hugs. your tales of Brodie's antics! You're so right about Sue's blog being a kind, friendly and welcoming community. I'm so glad I got to "meet" all of you!
I still have some comment catching up to do but sending hugs to all!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Joan Donaldson said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful card, love the colours

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What a lovely card and I purchased this die recently!


Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card it's beautiful.I just recently received this die and I will definitely try this idea and colors are awesome.
Thank you Sue!!!

SusanP, Kent said...

At first look I thought you'd created the ombré effect with inks - surprised on reading further that you've used 3 different tones of aqua card! The glittering really makes them 'blend'.

Gillyflower said...

I love this card Sue - and what's more I have got both of these dies, so I am going to try this out. Keeping my fingers crossed for the draw tomorrow, the same as everyone else here, I am sure. Gilly R of Cornwall xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
I love the graduated colours and wouldn't have thought to use different shades of card instead of trying to blend the inks together.
This is my type of card!!!!

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Love your choice of colours. Like Barbara I too thought it had been done with inks. The circles striplet is so effective a change from lacy designs..


So pretty, yet simple. The sort of card I like to make. Thanks Sue x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow so beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

terrie said...

Just a beautiful card...I like the soft pastel flow of the color...well done Sue

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card and lovely colour tones.

Chantal said...

Super card, love this die.
Hugs, Chantal S

Eunice said...

This die is really starting to grow on me, I was not very excited when you first introduced it but the more I see what can be done with it the more I am starting to enjoy it. The subtle color changes in the card are fantastic. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas Sue!!!!

DeCor said...

I love when you use this colour card it's such a good look

IVY Cheong said...

Fabulous card indeed! Hugs, Ivy Cottage x

Maureen B. said...

This is a lovely card Sue. The striplet is fine men women and kids. With the embellishments it reallly appears so pretty. Thanks Sue. Hugs Maureen (mem)

Lesley Runciman said...

I just love the simplicity, the colours are fresh and it is definately my sort of card. Well done yet again for another beautiful product.

Janet Wilson said...

Love the ombre look, great idea to use 3 different shades of card to do this

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card
Ginnie x

liz spooner said...

Lovely card. I love it's simplicity. Love the simple clean look at the moment.xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, love that striplet and the flowers. Well, I love everything really!!
Maureen xxx

Jean said...

Simply beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

Another gorgeous card. I do like the 'ombre' affect and love the aqua shades too


June x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. Back from Birmingham after a few very sad and traumatic days saying our final farewell four weeks after our sudden shocking loss - horrendous time and all so unnecessary thanks to her doctor !!
Congratulations on your new collection each new die is just so beautiful. I was dipping in but wouldn't start commenting properly again until the launch was over as you know my feelings about that. I'm lucky enough to have been given two as a thank you gift from my lovely hubby, not necessary, but gratefully accepted and they are gorgeous. Another A4 sheet of paper full of those does still on my wish list !!
Today's card is so delicate with the various shades of blue, a technique I must try once I feel like crafting again.
sending my usual hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card,like you I'm quite taken with this ombre effect it's stunning.

barbara macaskill said...

Sparkaliscious and lovely!! LOVE that blueish green color!! TFS!

lindagrady said...

Also love the ombre look on cards; so pretty in the soft colors. The layout on this card is amazing. Hope to CASE it, just a little.

rolfi said...

Wonderful card in aqua tones, Sue...
I used the intertwining circle striplet die for making a eastercard in yellow-green but have to read your older blog how to do the layering. I´m not very familiar with that.
Rolf xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Ooh I love this style of card, those colurs are gorgeous.
I totally love this card and just can't find enough words to describe how much I like it.
I am hoping to get tnis die plus some others on pay day.

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card and the colours you have used. Have this die and find it lovely for both males and females.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Like ve today's card, especially like the graduating colour down the card.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card Sue ... love the ombre effect.
Rosemary xx

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Never heard of the ombre effect but must say it looks fantastic will have to give it a try.

Theresa Pace said...

love this ombre effect. beautiful hues, hugs xx

Craftycatty said...

Really like this card. fresh and bright, cheers the spirit!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
...beautiful card.....and such pretty colours!!!!

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue

I love today's card, the colour is gorgeous and the more I see the circle striplet the more I love it.

I hope everyone is ok. It's a quick one for me today I'm worn out having had my little goddaughter for the day.

Hugs to all
Linda xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the shades of turquoise which look clean, fresh & very pretty.
Love the sentiment & topper which makes a stunning card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful card, love the shades you have used today, making a very clean and fresh card, looking forward to having some time soon to start doing more cards, too much rug mending to do at the moment, roll on Spring !

Jean Bullock said...

Great card as usual. Love the ombre effect and of course the frame layers. I pinned.

NancyR said...

I love this card! Very simple yet very colorful. As soon as my die arrives I think I will try it out. Thanks, Sue!

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is fabulous !!! I really love it all !!! The intertwining circles Striplet is gorgeous (I really love the design of this striplet) and is already on my huge wish list along with the beautiful, elegant Grace die set. As you know Sue, green and Aqua colours are my ultimate favourites so this card has all my favourite elements !!! Thank you, thank you, thank you !!! Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a brilliant way to use up little bits of card that you just cannot throw away lol
Beautiful card as usual and the colours you have used are right up my street I love it
Looking forward to the draw tomorrow
Good luck everyone
Theresa G x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the abstracty background that has so many uses, beautiful card, beautiful fresh colours.
Di B. x

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card love the different shade of the same colour ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A fantastic clean looking card. I love this striplet as it is so versatile & great for men's cards

Narro boat girl

Littlelamb said...

Love this due Sue. Wasn't sure at first but glad I bought it. I have made several male cards with is striplet.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This a beautiful, clean, elegant card, I loved it when you did it in black & white, but, love love it in the teal ( my favourite colour )
Marlene O xx

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card I love the fade technique.

June x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. Love the die and the colours are perfect.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Txcowgirl said...

This die would make a lovely ocean or beach themed card with these colors. It reminds me of bubbles I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love the different shades of aqua. I've got a mountain of leftover card to try this technique. The striplet looks good with any colour.
Take care everyone.
Sandy H

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! And what a fun way to use the funky intertwining circles die - I just love that die, can't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Judy from Prosser

HeatherBCrafty said...

I absolutely LOVE how the diamond snow accents the colors you used for this card. Softens it a bit I think.


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