Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Flower Garden

Hello crafters!  I love this card, you may recall seeing it on my favourite cards from 2015 (it was shown during the blog launch for these dies).  The video will show you how to create a subtle background detail to use with your flowers.

 The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.   All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card, love it. It's so delicate.
Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary Norah, hope he hadn't forgotten.
Tracy good luck with Chemo
Hugs to Melody, Francis Molly and family, also hugs to all who want one too.

Jan.moogie said...

How sweet is this card Sue love it and will have to have a go at making it sort of my self. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card trying to make a start on Mother's day cards
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Live Tina xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and great video!sorry it's a short post Im just going out the door.
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card love the colours and the dies must try this style iam going to try putting your pansy die inside the frame thank you tracyw

Sylvia Yates said...

A very pretty card, delicate and feminine. Must give this a try. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you a beautiful card and a great video.
The card is so pretty.
Take care Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, in fact more like a framed piece of work. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

Sweet card

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue. Going to watch video now. JJxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and a brilliant video - thank you.
Congratulations on your Silver Anniversary Norah. Good luck with today Tracy - you are doing amazingly well. Sue XXX

Karen Derbyshire said...

A lovely card Sue, going to stay where it's warm and watch the video.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Happy Anniversary Norah.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, and a clever pretty background - thanks for the video.
Norah - congrats on your 25th and hope he remembers!
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and friends

Such a pretty card this morning. Love the fliers and that shade of blue. As usual I'll catch the video later.

Chemo day today. Different drug for the next 3 so new symptoms to deal with:-( won't be long till it's finished then onto radiotherapy.

Thanks for the well wishes thoughts and hugs that come daily I really do appreciate them keeps me going knowing so many people whom I've not met care it goes a long way xxxx

Love and hugs to all xx

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, I can see why you love it so much. Will watch video later.
Good luck and wishes to Tracy for today x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Really love this one! Will watch video later.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue.
I must admit I can't remember seeing it before.
I'll watch the video after work xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Wow! Stunning card. I love the frame and the flowers. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty. I love the border idea.


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the background it sets off the dies beautifully. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Debra Kenworthy said...

Pretty card with a gorgeous cloudy sky! Debra x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is very pretty, love the soft and subtle cloudy background, and the flowers are stunning, they look fab just poking out from the frame. Great video, I wonder how many people have bits of cards for templates? I know I do. Have a great day. Bx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love this card it is so pretty. The frame is lovely and it sets the flowers off wonderfully.
I will be trying this one.
Anne M xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty and subtle card in a lovely soft blue. Thank you for the great video tutorial.x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely card with a useful video. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is like a little flower box its stunning. I remember this one been in your favourites list and who could blame you. I am going to give this one a try and keep in my box of stash lol. Thanks for another great video.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely delicate card Sue.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I remember this one, it is really pretty. It would be my favourite as well

Love Rosemarie x x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love this card , so delicate looking.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jan on the Fosse said...

Pretty card Sue. A rather different style flowers in a box. Great video.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card . love Jean Z xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Very pretty card Sue, love those flowers!

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card today, very delicate I love it
I will watch the virdeo later have stuff to do this morning.
Thank you for sharing

Barbara Gosden said...

A pretty card, very different. I look forward to watching the video.
B xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful and spring like, lovely

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is so pretty - I love the cloudscape background with the embossed flowers...


nattyboots said...

A very pretty card Sue ,i love it.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love this card as it is so different and so delicate too. Will be watching your video later to see all your techniques. Best wishes

carol quinn said...

Really elegant card

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a cold frosty morning, a clever idea to put those flowers behind the square border like that, very pretty. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card love it ,and the video was good too.
Marion H

Scottydog said...

A very pretty delicate card today Sue & something a bit different, thank you.

Congratulations Norah! Good luck Tracy. Thinking of you Melody, Francis & Molly & family..

Anne said...

This looks great, Sue. Will watch the video later.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A fabulous video, great use of the mask, I really must remember to use my masks in this way. I love the frame that you have created and the beautiful flower stems peeking out from within, a very gorgeous card. I will be trying this technique, thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Thick frost this morning, but the Sun is Orange shining over the Downs..nippy though.
Pretty card looks like a Window Box, I will watch the Video soon.
Well done Norah on your 25th....... Tracy take care... sending warm wishes!
Take care
Love Marg

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Very sweet card this morning.
Lorna D

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, had a bad night sleep wise so I am a bit late this morning, it is very frosty indeed outside, I know the temperature dropped a lot in the night because our heating kicked in, anyway I waffle.......todays card is gorgeous, I live the use of the mask but also the outside stipe die you have used, it has a great effect to the card. Will watch the video in a minute when I eat my breakfast.

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

dmj from kettering said...

This is a very useful card for all sorts of occasions!!!

Doreen x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card ready for spring x xhazel

iReneM said...

Very pretty and summery.

Great video as always


sandy acland said...

I love the frame its beautiful!!

Sandy (tort)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A pretty card.
Evis M.

Tressa said...

A very pretty card. Nice to see the use of one of your older die backgrounds.

Tracey, I hope the new chemo drugs don't cause too much upset over and above the usual effects.


Susan Battensby said...

Beautiful card, love how you made the frame, it looks great. x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it's beautiful thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
It was also one of my favourite cards.

Debs A xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

A wonderful card, and the background is gorgeous!
Thanks for the video!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, this is a beautiful card also was of my favourites.
Nancyd xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card, love the cloudy background.
I have t seen these dies before, I need to be on the lookout for them
Norah congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary, hope he remembers!
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue, I can't wait to watch the video so I shall go and make myself the regulation cup of tea so I can watch in comfort! :) Thanks for all the inspiration and helo you give us.
Paula x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Kate's Cards said...

That is just sooooooooo beautiful! xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card so refreshing say's Spring is on its way.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Just watched the video on how you made this stunning card. Love the background and the way youve shaped the clouds. The flowers are so pretty.
Love Val in Spain x

my craft cupboard said...

Stunning card Sue, it feel like I am looking out my Grand Mothers window.
sharon :)

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, I do like the embossed background and the clouds, it adds a different dimention and yes we all forget we can emboss with stencils ! Thank you for sharing.
Happy silver anniversary Norah - hope you have bought him a shiny silver shovel so he can dig his own hole later if he forgets!!!!! Xxx
Tracey I hope all goes well with chemo today and the new drugs aren't as bad as you think. Xxxxx
Hugs for Melody and Frances xxxx
Love Diane G xxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely, very pretty, love how you have used the die as a border.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely spring card. It's so fresh and cheerful.
Norah - Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary, have a lovely day and I hope he remembers.
love to all.
Maureen xxx

Lisbeth said...

I agree Sue, this is indeed a very pretty card (blue and white again, love the combo). I must have a look at my stencil stash to see what I can do with them.


nzillingworth said...


Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the video was great and I loved the clouds technique, which makes a big difference to the plain card you used.

Thank you.

I also liked the necklace you wore in the video. Was it hand made?

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,
Sue this is a beautiful card for any kind of occasion or just to say Hi. I know of one gentleman and he truly is a gentle man who would love to receive this card as he loves flowers and his garden. The die you have usd to frame the flowers and sky shows off the picture to perfection. I love the blossoms that are getting blown in the wind from the embossing folder as it is just perfect backdrop for the flowers. Thank you Sue and another beautiful card and you do realise that i am going to have to save up now for these dies and embossing folder, lol. Have a wonderful day dear friend.
Tracey flower i only hope that your new lot of chemo doesn't bring too many side effects as you have been through so much already. I think all your Wilsonette friends are counting down your treatments along with you and until you are back to being your old self again but without the nasty that has invaded your poor body. Sending hugs to you flower just to keep you going.
Thank you everyone that has congratulated me one reaching my 25th anniversary, i personally think i should have had a gold medal waiting for me this morning, but no gold medal. I really think i deserve one of those for putting up with his crabbitness all these years. I will say that for the first time in years he didn't forget (since he thought out silver wedding anniversary was last year until i told him he was a year too early) i got a card and a present, silver knot earrings. I think Kirsten did that as he went to hers before coming home last night to sort her lock on her door. Reaching milestones like this makes you think back to what you have acheived over that period. I inherited a step daughter, had my daughter and son, gained a son in law and got a baby grandson. There are things that i could have done well without over the years like making friends with stairs, floors, pavements and roads, all of which i think i could have got along nicely without but i would never have found Sue's blog and found some of the loveliest people on this earth, so thank you everyone for making Sue's blog a place where friends meet and make new friends.
Sending hugs to all my Wilsonette friends that need them or could be doing with them,
Lovea nd crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Sue MacFall said...

A different take on flowers - lovely.
Thank you Sue.
Sue Mac

ursula said...

This is just so pretty Sue, love what you have done with the flowers today, so different....luv Ursula xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful background and flowers. Thanks for your video.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
What A "Truly Tremendous Outstanding Card" And "Fantastic Video"
Filled With So Many Great Tips And Techniques, Thank You So Very Much
For Sharing.
I Love The Colour Palette You've Chosen For Your Card Today, I Love How
You've Used Your Mask I Forget To Use Mine To Emboss Like You've Done Today.....
The Frame For Your Card Is Truly Awesome, As Are The Beautiful Elegant Flowers,
Sue Thank You So Very Much For The Inspiration, I So Much Appreciate It.
Your Blog Makes My Life So Much Easier As If I Lose My Mojo (Which I Often Do) I Just Look Into My Pinterest
Folder Where I Hold All Your Cards And I Have A Seperate One For Your Videos, And There's Plenty Of Tremendous Cards To Inspire Me!!!!!!!!!!
Well Both My Holiday's Are Now Booked And I'm So Looking Forward To Them!!!!!!!!!!!
Only Thing Is Now You Have To Pay For Flights Straight Away Which Is A Shock To The System, First Time Was Last Year So Now You Pay Deposit, Few Days Later Pay For Flights, Eight Weeks Before Pays For Hotel. (But It's Worth It In The End)
Take Great Care My Dear Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom, And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue such a beautiful card, and a wonderful video

Pat said...

Very pretty. :) love the cloud technique.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A very pretty, gentle card today. I really like it and will watch the video later!
Norah - Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad he remembered that was nice! We have met you on this blog too, my friend, and you are a lovely lady! Have a great day!
Tracy - hope the chemo isn't as bad as you fear! Thinking of you.
Love to all, xxxx

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I remember this from the due launch and loved it then. Great video too ( as always!)
Congratulations Norah on your Slver Wedding and so pleased he remembered!! Have a lovely day xx
Tracy hope your chemo goes/ has gone well and the side effects aren't too bad - keep going with your positive attitude, you are doing really well xxx
Melody& Francis sending hugs xxx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. I really like the frame. Jan D., Florida, USA

Lesley Cann said...

Love card and video would be lovely for some of my friends. Do not have the right apple blossom but have small rose can try it with that.

Sparrow said...

Did not see this on the TV, looks great here - nice idea.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & all Wilsonettes
GorgeousI card I just love everything about it the colour is so pretty
& the dies are all lovely
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

NORAH Happy silver wedding Anniversary so pleased he remembered. Have a lovely day. Hug's xxx

TRACY hope new chemo isn't as bad as you think big Hug's xxx

Hug's for Melody Francis & Molly xx

Hug's for all friends & all Wilsonetts xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty. SueL x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, so very delicate.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and color. The layout is beautiful!
Thank you!!!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a pretty card, ready for spring. Lovely colour. Great video, you always make everything look so simple and easy to achieve - thank you.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card and love the delicate flowers


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card (yes, I do remember seeing it and I'm not surprised it featured in your list of favourites) it helps us to remember that this cold weather will pass and summer will come again. I have the apple blossom die but not the frame so will have to try and concoct something from those I do have. I'm thinking maybe yellow or pale green for a different type of Easter card.

Tracy - hope the new chemo is going well and doesn't upset you so much.

Norah - Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary. I am so glad you received both a card and a present otherwise I would have suggested going with Diane's idea of a silver shovel lol. Enjoy the rest of your day.


IVY Cheong said...

This is one of my favourite cards too. Love it. Ivy xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card - it's like looking at a stage. It's absolutely lovely.
Hugs, Rose

barbara macaskill said...

Lovely! I would not mind having this flower garden sent to me~~` Delightful and beautiful! TFS~

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the frame on this card.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a wonderful card! The frame is superb and I love the way you've cut out all the flowers in white, it adds subtle beauty to the finished card. I think the blue in the frame is more than enough colour and if the flowers had been cut out of coloured card it wouldn't have had so much impact. Thanks for sharing with us.
Bejay x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I can see why you love this card, it is really lovely and as always a great video so thank you very much

Norah congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary and so glad he remembered with a present as well as a card

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue Such a pretty panorama diorama and such delicate colours, love from Jackie xx

terrie said...

I love this card...love the color and the layout....
The effect of the diorama style...tfs
well done Sue

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Beautiful card Sue, love how you have embossed the background giving the appearance of depth to the flowers.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jean said...

These flowers make me smile!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love everything about this one.

Well done Sue

Love and hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a pretty card, love how you created your clouds.
Thank you for sharing.
Take care love Brenda

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

I must have missed the demo for this one, but its absolutely beautiful. Goes right in there of my top five of you cards especially as its a little bit different.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such a sweet Card. I love the embossed background and your added die cut flowers. I'm sure anyone would love to receive a card like this. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Very delicate looking.

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely stunning.
Karen xx

liz spooner said...

This is a gorgeous card today Sue, very contemporary.xx

Dawn Holben said...

This is so pretty, I love the colours and those flowers are gorgeous.
A different card today but still absolutely beautiful and stunning, I think I might
try this one for mothers day.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful card today, yes definitely a favorite. How did I miss the fabulous frame the Portuguese background makes -straight to the wish list. Love the flowers and the stencil embossed background. A card for all occasions. Must go to my stencils to see what I can use for backgrounds.
I am getting a new desk for my craft room today after using a fold up table for a long time so everything is moved out of the way at the moment and I can't wait to set everything up this afternoon and start having fun - very excited.
Congratulations Norah, it is lovely to look back on just what we have achieved over the years, and thoughts to all the Wilsonettes having tough times at the moment.
have a lovely Wednesday
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue, enjoyed the video, thankyou
Marlene O xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Gorgeous card with beautifully delicate flowers and a beautiful colour combo - video on hold.
Real quick comment - busy day ending with friend coming round for eats and to cut my hair.
Not read comments but hope everyone is ok
TRACY - hope you are feeling ok after your Chemo x
Will have a catch up tomorrow to see what has been going on.
Crafty hugs

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card, would love to see it in different colours.

Tracy I hope your feeling ok after your treatment, big gentle hugs x

Laine Wow!! What a clever cat Brodie is and a gorgeous one at that, yes just like his Mum. Seriously your cards are amazing, your so talented and all your fur babies are so cute x

Norah Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary to you and your husband x

Linda xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love, love this card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Julie Elli said...

Just lovely! Stunning combination of embossed detail in the background and raised focal point. Thank you for yet another fab idea Sue.
Big hug
Julie E

nannapat said...

What a beauty! I love the delicate centre and that lovely frame. Pat x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I'm commenting a little late today, I've had a really frantic day and things are only just starting to return to normal speed. So I haven't had time to watch the video but I will make a point of finding time tomorrow instead, something to look forward to...
Beautiful card, as always, reminds me of a window box in bloom, love the colours and the embossed background all framed perfectly- didn't feel impelled to buy the flower dies but this card has made me realise that I was rather hasty in my estimation...another few dies to add to my bulging list of requirements then:-)
I had a minor coronary episode this morning when, after charging overnight, my I pad refused to turn on!??! Panic stations! Considering it has to be surgically removed from the palm of my hand every time I charge it the thought of having to use my Macbook instead was horrifying. Luckily it's on contract so I took it to O2 for advice expecting it to be sent away for repair...then what do I do? No instant access to Sues blog etc, a fate worse than death! As I stood explaining the situation the assistant took my tablet and proceeded to turn it on instantly, feeling rather foolish I asked her what had been wrong and she said that it must have been a surge of energy and it just needed rebooted...well, at least my access to the blog is unaffected even if I do feel like a plank!
I love the newest gadgets but I'm a bit hit or miss with technology. I'm in the age range where computers took 45 mins to load a game making very high pitched squeaks in the process, things have moved on...just a fraction...I'm self taught and muddle my way through.
So Linda, when you asked for some photos of my furry babies I had to work out how on earth I was going to transfer pictures from Dropbox to Facebook- I didn't think I would manage but after a few aborted attempts I seemed to muddle my way through:-)
I told you they were beautiful, it's why they get away with murder. I wasn't exaggerating when I said that Brodie is very hands on in his participation in the Cardmaking process, he gives me a run for my money that's for sure:-)
Me?Talented?Not likely! I owe my designs to one lady and that is our mentor Sue....without her ideas and inspirAtion my cards would be mediocre at best, she's the talented one, not me I'm afraid. But I still thoroughly enjoy creating them and that's what counts:-)
Whoa, you really are psychic honey...and just a little bit scary!:-)
Norah, so pleased your hubby remembered your big day, hope you had a lovely timexxxx
Tracy, hope your new treatment went smoothly and that the side effects weren't as bad as expected. We're all counting down the days with you honey, almost therexxx
Yvonne, a haircut always makes me feel brighter, it can be like a facelift with a pair of scissors instead of a scalpel! Just saw your message on Facebook after a bit of rooting around...told you I was crap at this...don't worry, I'm not ignoring you, I just haven't had a minute to myself today, I'll message you back honey with my details but be warned...you're about to enter the dark side........xxx
Feeling tired my lovelies, usual hugs to all my buddies, Lorraine , Maria, Theresa, Rebecca, Beth,Wheely bad, Jan and everyone of you lovely ladiesxxx

Crafty hugs


Eunice said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!!!!! It is so simple and yet so exquisite!

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hi all had a mare of a day so will try and catch up tomorrow, well later today as it has gone midnight.
Sue sorry not sure on this one but the colours are beautiful.
Love n hugs

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the flowers.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love the cute flowers!!
Moxie Craftie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Hugs to all,

Angela in freezing, S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you created the cloud background.
Congratulations to Norah and husband on your Silver Wedding Anniversary. Hope you had a lovely day.
Take care everyone.

Kathy Johnson said...

Hi Sue!

Absolutely stunning! I love that die!

Kathy J.

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for another wonderful video. I absolutely love this card. Gorgeous.

Vie carter said...

Very pretty card


Vie carter said...

Very pretty card


Laura O said...

fab card love the flowers ,Laura O

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful pretty card & love the colours which make you think of 'Springtime' which is just around the corner...
Love the background die which makes such a pretty frame for the flowers.
Gorgeous as always

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card. I love how the frame is built up around the die cut flowers. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765611539602/