Friday, 8 January 2016

Just Because

Hi bloggers!  It does feel a bit odd not to be putting up Christmas cards on Friday, but I'm sure it will come back around soon enough! LOL   Today's card uses the Canadian Collection, starting with the background.  I cut it in coconut white card and backed it in periwinkle blue card.  I used the inside cutting die to cut it into a frame and mounted foam around the edge to raise it.  I used the die again, but this time, I simply embossed it into white card. I seated my frame over the embossed piece and added white flatback pearls to the centre of each square.  For the centre of the frame, I cut two of the Canadian Collection tags in white and crisscrossed them and turned them to form a diamond shape in the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment then cut it out with the inside cutting die from the tag.  I drew around the oval on to a piece of periwinkle card, then hand cut a small mat for my sentiment.  I attached them to the centre of the card with foam.  The card was completed by paper piercing a white mat, then adding a thin periwinkle mat and another final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card.
Daily hugs to Melidy and family, Tracey and all who are not well in any way.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love this card, it's stunning :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
How clever to use the dies to cut and then only emboss - the effect is beautiful
Pat x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the background I am trying to make the odd Christmas card each month as in usually rushing to finish them
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the background I am trying to make the odd Christmas card each month as in usually rushing to finish them
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A pretty card thank you .
I sometimes forget to just emboss as well as cut with the same die.
Take care and have fun. Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love this background die.

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue and that embossed background is great. I always forget about embossing dies just for texture and miss out so much because of it. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, yet again double usage of your dies that's were many of us slip up. Your inspiration inspires us to use the dies to the best of their ability. Thank you Sue. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Yes christmas will come around soon enough I miss the Christmas cards to but this card is stunning love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

carol quinn said...

Thanks for another beautiful card sue

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow where do you get all these ideas from, gorgeous, they are the type of card that you could make batches of and leave the sentiment centre to add later, gorgeous.

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

auscrafts said...

another beautiful card

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, yes I agree you do forget to just emboss!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card using my favourite background die ever, and easily adaptable to many occasions. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card and good to see some of your older dies again.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, I use this die a lot but have never tried embossing with it. But I will now !

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card
Thank you.

Maria Illsley said...

A wonderful card I love the Canadian background die its one of my favourites xx

Muriel Kelly said...
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Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Like Kitty I forget you can use dies just to emboss. JJxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Such a clever idea to just emboss the background using the same die! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Favourite background die and favourite colours too. It looks beautiful embossed as well, I had not thought of that either, just a gorgeous card.
Christmas is all packed away again for another year, grandchildren go home in the morning, they still have a few weeks of summer holidays to go but mum and dad are taking time off now. I will really miss them but I think it is time to get back to crafting again without assistance lol !!!
Have a lovely weekend,
Muriel x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
"Truly Superb Outstanding Card" I Love How You've Created
The Frame With The Canadian Background Die, And How You Then
Used The Same Die And Embossed It, Like Kitty And Nana Tina I Forget
To Emboss My Dies So It's Great For You To Share This Stunning Card With
Us, To Remind Us.
I Love The Cocunut White And The Beautiful Periwinkle Foundation Card.
Well Strange Start To 2016 Sue As You Know I Lost A Lot Of Weight In 2015 Which I
Was Really Thrilled About, So This Year I Decided To Try Exercising!!!!!
At First Not Too Bad Then At The Start Of This Week I Was Exercising And I Felt
A Twinge Go In My Back Since Then I've Been In Agony With Pain In My Back!!!!!!
I Received My New Dies Yesterday So I'll Have To Wait A Few Days Untill I Use
Which Is Really Sad As Like Nanna Tina I Have Started To Make The Odd
Christmas Card As I Hate Rushing That's "When I Make Mistakes" I've Done Quite A Lot
Of Cutting But I'll Have To Wait Until You Bring Out Your Christmas Dies For The
2016 For The 2016 Angel As I'm Aware Your Bringing Out A New Angel Each Year.
Well Sue Take Great Care Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I So Much Appreciate It
Thank You For All The Great Tips And Techniques.
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom, And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, could be used for many occasions.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely surprise to see another way of using the Canadian background die and one I'll make sure that I try myself. Thank you for the great inspiration.x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card today, love the embossed background, really effective with the matching die cut frame. Have a great Friday. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you have used the dies. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card xxx

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue done in beautiful colours x

Chris Curry said...

The Canadian background is one of my favourites and looks great on this card. Periwinkle blue is gorgeous. Thank you Sue. Xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Again one of my favourite dies. It is so pretty without being over the top. Such pretty colours .
Anne M xx

Val Jones said...

Just love this Sue. The Canadian background is still one of my favouritr dies to use.
Love Val in Spain x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the dies you have used, very elegant card

Suemac said...

Lovely card

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a nice clean and simple card, but so effective. I love the idea of just embossing with my dies, but mine always seem to cut in a few places spoiling the effect. Any tips?

Love Rosemarie x x

hazel young said...

Very pretty card Sue x xhazel

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I so like periwinkle blue I had the Canadian background for my birthday in October and not used it for a completed project yet!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the inner embossed area to match. Another die that's been on the want (yearn for!) list for ages.
Lorraine F - Happy Birthday, hope you have a good day in every sense and lots of crafting goodies.
Sam - here's wishing you a better back soon - hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I just adore this background I use it a lot but never thought about embossing with it .Will give it ago thanks.Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, I love how you've embossed with the die.
B xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you've used a background die to emboss rather than cut. Debra x

dmj from kettering said...

I think that periwinkle colour is my favourite!!!

Doreen x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Woo hoo I have all these components! Love the card.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very pretty card. Love the colour and the Canadian die is one of my favourites. So simple and so effective. Best wishes

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love today's card and the colours you have used, I do like the periwinkle blue so much that I've run out of it. Seems to be my go to colour choice for cards.
This die set is on my must have list, which grows constantly.
I received my stamp set yesterday thank you so much it's lovely.
I will be card making today, I finished the two craft bags I was making. They are a bit big though but lots of room to put in more craft stuff that I buy lol.
Thank you so much for inspiring us with your beautiful cards and how you make them.
Have a lovely day

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love this card so clean and simple just what I like, especially the Canadian Die
The Periwinkle card is so pretty!
Weather change today, Frost this morning, and temperature dropped last night to normal for this time of year!After all this mild weather its a shock to put heating on earlier to warm the house!
I hope everyone is over the Christmas panic and cruising along waiting for CHA goodies to surface.
Wheely I hope you are Ok ?
Take care
Love Marg

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue

Awww so pretty. Love the clean and simple look more up my street this morning. Love the periwinkle card too one of my favs.

Lorraine f happy birthday enjoy ur day xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Love the simplicity of this card Sue. Blue & white always a good combo in my book. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, I have this die so will be doing this card!
Lorna D

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very clever idea to use the die simply to emboss the centre panel - gives lots of texture/interest without adding too much dimension to the finished card...

Rosemarie - if you're using the Grand Calibur then you could buy an additional pink embossing plate/tan mat set and then use just the pink plate instead of the grey base plate when you want to emboss a die rather than cut with it...hth


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love it when you use your previous collection dies, this particular one is so pretty. Beautiful card the embossing is gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue. I think the Canadian background die is my favourite of all the dies you have brought out.

Anne (Northampton)

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the clean lines of this card.
Rosemary xx

nattyboots said...

I do so love this card Sue.
Elaine H X

TDQ Karen said...

Really like this love the squares and the continuing pattern round the edges,so pretty x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely gorgeous card
Doreen R

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Canadian background die.
What a great way of using it.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

June Horrocks said...

A wowser today sue love it the colours and lay out of this catfish brill thank you sue xxxxxxxxxxxxcjune Horrocks x

June Horrocks said...

I meant to say the lay out of the card is brill sorry sue xxxxxxxx

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue This card and a so pretty I love the Canadian background die I have never thought of using Google it just to emboss but it's very effective I'll have to remember that tip

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue This card and a so pretty I love the Canadian background die I have never thought of using Google it just to emboss but it's very effective I'll have to remember that tip

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, love the Canadian die and the way you have used it on this card.xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely card, Sue. I really must get the Canadian background out and try this. Lots of stuff put away for decorating purposes.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely card, Sue. I really must get the Canadian background out and try this. Lots of stuff put away for decorating purposes.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love this card. It is pretty and the colours are just right.
Evis M.

sued99 said...

Really really pretty card.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely,lovely card made with lovely dies. That periwinkle is proper spring-like - pity it looks like we'll be getting winter :-)
Hugs, Rose

Jane Franklin said...

Just love the overall effect of this card and the colours. I haven't tried using the dies to emboss very often but doesn't it look good. Will definitely be trying this out, thank you. Best wishes to all jxxx.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, bought this die still haven't used it must start using all the new ones , love the card. love Jean Z xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card really like the Canadian collection,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a crisp frosty morning and guess what the cream bun is out and it looks gorgeous, lets hope it lasts.
A beautiful card this morning and I love how youve used the die to create the embossed background it looks beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, this background die us always a favourite of mine, the card is amazing. Ivy xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, the layout, the colours, the embossing - just everything. The Canadian background is one of my favourites too.
Really cold here today which I don't mind st this time of year and it was dry but just started raining ( again!) . Possibly getting snow this afternoon - at least that's seasonal. Stay safe everyone, love to everyone, Alison xx

Pen said...

Morning, Hope you are well. Lovely card and thanks for showing it to us.

Love the dies used

Crafty hugs Pen x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your card today is so pretty and you have used one of my favourite dies!
Like lots of our other Blog friends I had forgotten that the die could be used for embossing as well.

I am thinking of all those people whose lives have been turned upside down by all the problems caused by the flooding and now snow.
With good wishes to everyone,
Lesley S x

Paula said...

This card is so delicate, so pretty Sue. I love the dies and the colours, and the simplicity. What more could anyone want? :)
Paula x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I have to say that i miss the friday christmas card day but they will be back before we know it as the months just seem to fly by lol. Todays card is gorgeous. The canadian background die is one of my favourites and i like many others forget just to emboss with it as it gives a beautiful look to your finished card. I love the periwinkle card but i still love the teal as well. Hope you are having a great time at the CHA but dont forget to have some you time.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Don't even joke about the 'C' word hahahaha !! although I have vowed to make a couple of the 'C' cards every month, as last year I left everything to the very last minute. This card is really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia

Theresa Pace said...

such a pretty card. fresh colours, hugs xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Really love this card and a huge thank you for reminding us to just emboss with our dies, it really looks gorgeous. I must give this a go. Love the periwinkle card too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love it.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card today with one of my favourite backgrounds, love the way you have embossed the inset, it just ties everything together

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the embossed centre and the periwinkle colour is so pretty.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Scottydog said...

A pretty card today using my favourite colour (periwinkle) blue. Must remember to emboss more with my dies!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I have this collection of dies and find them so useful for all manner

of cards.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

nzillingworth said...


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The white and periwinkle colours so fresh looking.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Like Muriel it's my favourite background and favourite colour, love it and must remember to use my dies to emboss with

Hugs and best wishes everyone

A Happercrafter6 said...

You've given me inspiration for a 60th card I have to do. Thanks Sue.

Lisbeth said...

Love the card Sue, possibly because it is blue and white again. I keep meaning to add this die to my ever growing collection, but I ordered lots of new goodies yesterday and forgot to add this one to the list. I may have to wait until next month as I managed to overspend by loads already.


CraftyJo said...

It's lovely :)

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, a beautiful crisp card today, not a thing to criticize about it. Fabulous
Heather T, I hope your cough and cold go soon.
Theresa W, thanks I am still sniffly but no worse so I am very thankful.
Welcome Anne/Crafty Mamma, I am sure you will now be a frequent visitor to this fantastic blog.
Jan fLI, thanks hunny. So sorry to hear you are poorly again. I hope the antibiotics do the trick.
Linda N, thanks so much. I am meeting my Mum and eldest daughter for lunch so that will be lovely. I hope you are doing ok.
Laine, the electronic adapter is promised for CHA so I hope you can get your hands on it very soon. Thanks for the well wishes for my birthday, it seems to be ok so far. I had more chocolate so I think the diet is postponed but then I will get back to it as I am not happy at this size.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Tina, yes it's a good idea to start early on Christmas cards. I didn't get it 100% right but was much better prepared this last Christmas.
Happy crafting Muriel.
Sam, I hope your back is much better very soon and that you can get crafting again.
Pam (in Wales), thank you so much for the birthday wishes. So far I have had Double pierced squares B and the classic adorned squares plus some money to buy more dies :).
Maggie, happy crafting Wi t h your new crafting goodies.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love how you framed the card and layered it colors are just perfect.I am always amazed on how you take these dies and create different boarders with them.
Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and I really love the periwinkle color you accented with. Nice touch to just emboss part of the background. Note to self. Jan D., Florida, USA

weefortune said...

Hi all, Happy New Year to all, hope 2016 brings good things. Apologies that this is so late, sadly we had a sudden death in the family on 27th December but life goes on so live every day like its your last. Love & Hugs xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a really pretty card Sue and i love the colour that you have used behind the white, as that periwinkle is such a pretty shade although never sure if it is blue or lilac but i do like it. Again a card that i don't have the dies for but i can make up something else with that beautiful colour scheme and it still be a nod to your fantastic skills Sue. I love how you have used the canadian background die to emboss the background layer to merge into the top and look seamless in its beauty. Thank you flower for yet another wonderful WOW. Well we have it cold, frosty and icy down here but if people just drive with due care and attention everyone will be able to go to the places that they need to and home safely. I am going away to sit down and knit a few rows of my shawl that i am making for a dear friend so i will leave hugs for all the wilsonettes that could do with one and wish you all a good day,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon everyone. Sue, I love the colors and design of this gorgeous card. Thanks for the reminder to emboss with the dies. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

Happy Birthday Lorraine F. I hope your day is really special!

Hugs to all of the fabulous Wilsonettes and I wish everyone a beautiful day!

Pearl said...

Beautiful symmetrical card today and it looks like the dies are doing all the work, apart from your ingenious design Sue of course!

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Anothe stunning make. I love the colour way you have used
As most people know your Periwinkle card is my favourite
I like others forget about embossing
Have a great day
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Jean said...


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely clean, crisp card today.
Still raining here, but no flooding.
Love to all
Maureen xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

What a great clean, fresh, easier Card. I do like the Canadian Collection and will have to copy this card. Lovely colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Lesley Cann said...

This is a great card. The Canadian background is my favourite and have used it many times. Love the periwinkle blue card as well.

KarinsArtScrap said...

so elegant and beautiful great with the pearls on it Sue.
Gr Karin

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card and blue my favourite colour, so nice to see older dies again must get this one out thank you for inspiration .

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I just adore today's card, it more than makes up for the inevitable withdrawal symptoms we all feel at the end of our twofer Fridays. The Canadian background is by far my most favourite background die from all of your excellent collections, I have used it on a number of special cards and boxes with stunning results, so it's lovely to see it make a reappearance. I love the combination of the outer portion die cut with the central section merely embossed, genius and very effective- it's the pearl accents that really draw me to this die cuts possibilities.
Whilst I love your cards using the blue and purple tones, I miss your cream/custard and neutral toned designs plus the cream and black colour palette, but that's simply personal preference and in no way detracts from the superiority and beauty of any card you make.
I'm somewhat early today, had planned to take advantage of a rare frosty, bright day by venturing out for some shopping but decided to be a sloth instead:-), doing housework and abit of colouring instead- I'm trying to improve my technique through YouTube and DVD demos.
It feels rather retro and reminds me of my childhood when I would spend hours colouring and drawing, it's very relaxing but the perfectionist in me wants to be able to do it pressure then:-)
Sam, sorry to hear about your back problems, my mum has had a lifetime of similar troubles and walks with two sticks so I know how debilitating it can be. Good old fashioned putting your feet up and rest is the only answer she says....and maybe that gin drip helps take the edge of too:-)
Happy birthday Lorraine! Oh I'm so jealous! I would love the pierced squares, you are so lucky:-) Glad to hear your cold is behaving itself so that you can enjoy the day, hope you have a lovely lunch with your family. More decisions to make about which goodies to spend your cash on, have you received all of your lastest Postie is getting a well deserved break:-(, hopefully not for long though.
Darcey has been very sick this morning the poor little scone, her and Brodie are due their annual boosters this coming week or so which will be an experience I'm glad won't be repeated anytime soon- engineering a cat into a tight enclosed space is a challenge to say the least!
Brodie has just established his authority by knocking my seat when I got up to get a drink instead of using his own part of the sofa-as any cat owner will tell you, you will be relegated to the floor rather than disturb them, they are boss!
Love and hugs to Yvonne, Beth, miss you buddies, Theresa ,Maria, Jan, hope your antibiotics are kicking in, Rebecca, hope you're alright too and Melody plus Tracy and all who need a healing cuddle.
Off to watch A place in the Summer Sun, a little escapism is just what I need....

Love and crafty hugs


Nana on the Hill said...

Loving Canadian, Periwinkle combination.

Txcowgirl said...

Hello everyone! I must admit I did a double take when I first saw this card. It is hard to believe the same die did the emboss background and the cut frame. On close up photo you can tell, but a first look, they seem so different. Just love the Canadian background for so many reasons. I have used mine many times.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful as ever
Take care
Hazel G XX

terrie said...

Very nice many elements that you added to it....tfs and well done Sue

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
I love this card Sue, the background is lovely !
Also thank you for my comment win that at last arrived
this morning, very nice stamps :)

Happy Birthday Lorraine F, hope you have a lovely day.
Lucky you getting so many new dies . Good news from doc.x
Sam, wish you better, backache is no fun x
Yvonne, hope you survived the meal out and you
all had a nice time x
Lorraine, hope nothing sinister is wrong with Darcey and
she is better soon. Cuddles to them both x
Tracy- take care,sending you some gentle hugs x
Jan- really hope you not getting worse ,hope the meds.
will help you asap. x
Melody, Saba and anyone else who are going through some
tough times ,you are all in my thoughts xx
Rebecca, Beth, you are missed x

To all Wilsonette's and friends Take care !
hugs Maria x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a card made using my all-time favourite Canadian background and periwinkle blue card has just got to be a hit with me. I love it.

Laine - be glad you were a sloth, it is freezing out there. It took me 20 minutes to defrost the car at 9.30 this morning and the puddles from yesterday were frozen solid. There is still plenty of frost on cars that haven't moved all day and on the roofs of sheds and houses but worst still, there is snow on Ben Cleuch!

Lorraine F - I hope you are having a lovely birthday and the package from your son contained the dies you wanted.


Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the blue and white are again gorgeous x I love how you have embossed the die too I have never tried doing that as I can never remember how ! May be being a little selfish but I really missed the twofa christmas cards today x I wonder if you would consider maybe doing them once a month just to give me a kick up the bottom ! Sorry if I'm asking too much xxx Thankyou sue xxx
Craftmamma welcome x
Happy birthday lorraine x enjoy your new dies and buying more xxx
Jan long island I do hope you feel better soon x sending you a hug xxx
Laine I love colouring too x hope you don't go over the lines !!! Sorry turmed into my mum then x hope darceys feeling better now x
Yvonne, wheely bad, rebecca and beth hope you are all ok x
Sending hugs to all x
Theresa w xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Afternoon Sue & ladies,

A beautiful, pretty card for today, the periwinkle blue is such a soothing shade.

The stamps arrived yesterday Sue, thank you so much, I had already bought a U mount pad so will be practising tomorrow as do have a special wedding card to make for my great nephew and his bride next month.

Warm, fuzzy, comfort blanket hugs to all in need of one, especially Saba & Val.
Also thinking of Melody, Francis, Tracy, & Sam x
Happy Birthday Lorraine.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card using probably my favourite of all your background dies.

Jackie Durrant said...

The Canadian background is one of my favourite dies Sue and looks do pretty with the periwinkle blue. Love from Jackie xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the gorgeous periwinkle colour.

Tressa said...

A gorgeous card using my favourite background die. Beautiful color as well. Must try using the die for embossing, it is very effective. I am going to use my Christmas token to buy the remaining Canadian dies and perhaps a couple of your newer ones spending how far the token stretches; the more you use them, the more I want them.

Thanks for more inspiration.


Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love this b/ground. It's on the list! Really pretty card. I hope you enjoy CHA and I was so pleased for you that TxCowgirl gas reported seeing moee and more of your dies for sale in the US. Billy sends his special kisses for you and Mom. He's asleep on my legs at the minute, he's waiting for Mr W so get home (calm before the dog tornado lol).

TxCowgirl, your family will be up most in my thoughts. Will be wishing only good things for you all xxx

Tracy, warm hugs. Hoping the week so far has been kind xxx

Lorraine F, glad the biopsy results were good, sending many happy returns and a big virtual slice of cake for your birthday, hugs xxx

Sam, your poor thing! You must be more than a little disappointed after making such a good decision to excercise you then get an injury. To help with the recovery- if the injury site is hot, put ice on it, If the site of the pain is normal temperature you can add heat (hot water bottle or heat mat) which will increase blood flow to the muscles and help with stiffness too. I hope it eases soon, hugs xxx

Melody, Molly and Francis, hugs xxx

Yvonne, Beth, hope you're ok xxx

I've noticed quite a few new names when I was catching up on peoples posts. A welcome hug to you all xxx

Laine, I have a dog who not only believes it's his furniture, he's also long enough to hog the whole sofa on his own! Luckily positive reinforcement in the form of a doggy choc drop means that if asked he will shift (with accompanying huffy sigh). Mr W just got home and is sitying in Billys chair as Billy has claimed 2/3 of the sofa while cuddled up to me.

Hugs to all the crafty pets from Billy and I xxx

Sending hugs and thanks to Laine, Jan, Lynda, Marg and Theresa W. Only one migraine in the last 3 days but my back and neck are still causing much more than their fair share of pain. Been trying to rest but had visitors Weds and Thurs which wore me out a fair bit. Have a reference to write for my PA over the next two days as she's hoping to go to uni to train as a mental health nurse. I think she's perfect for it and she'll still be able to see me once a week. I'm flexible over which day she comes so it should work out.

Mr W just made me a coffee so it's time to listen to him vent about work for a bit (least I can do). Hugs to every single one of you wherever you are in the world. I got extra hugs, tea and sympathy for anyone who needs it. Hoping I'll be back tomorrow,

T x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue

I have to say this must be one of the best background dies out there I love it,a stunning card.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I started to do this hours ago but got distracted! It's been one of those days!
The card for today is gorgeous! I love that background die and it is one that I do cut into and chop around! It's so easy to do it!
I hope everyone has as nice a weekend as they can.
Sending love to those with heavy hearts just now!

barbara macaskill said...

Pretty! Love how you did the frame!!TFS!

Karen Drew said...

such a pretty card. Brightened up a very dull day
karen xx

Margaret Rogers said...

I like this card very much
Margaret xxx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the Canadian background and the way you have embossed the centre piece... I use mine a lot, now I will try it with the embossed centre.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

gailgale said...

Another great card.
I love how you use the new pin hole dies and then do the out side holes by hand. It really gives it a nice effect.


liz spooner said...

I love this background die but have been telling myself I don't need it...Guess I'm wrong.xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the die cut.. Very beautiful..
Moxie Craftie

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card and with my favourite die, although I have to confess to not using it yet.
But I do love the design of it.
Will definitely go and have a play with it now I have seen this beauty.
Love the periwinkle card too.

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card and the colours are delightful. Periwinkle is such a lovely colour for cards.

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
It's my 60th birthday today & this is Such & beautiful card & love the Canadian background as it looks delicate & pretty.
The periwinkle & white look stunning together & definitely a card for the ladies & any occasion.
Love the embossed effect it has & must try that one.
Gorgeous card, love it...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, really late today but been traveling and it is worth the wait this card is beautiful the dies look amazing.
Nancyd xx

nannapat said...

Lovely background Sue, the Canadian die is just stunning. The blue and white look great together - that periwinkle is so pretty. Pat x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card Sue
I love the Canadian background die I use it all the time. You have made such a stunning card with it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx((((( Hug's))))))For everyone xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card. Got this die and I love it too.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I have this die so will give this idea a try,

Eunice said...

Quite enjoy using the Canadian collection myself, they lend themselves to many different and interesting ideas. Thanks Sue.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. I'm looking forward to using my Canadian background die for the first time tomorrow.
Take care everyone.