Monday, 18 January 2016

Just Because

Hi bloggers!  An aqua and white creation for today's card.  I started by embossing a piece of aqua card using the Sparkle Squares embossing folder.  Next I cut the Canadian Background out of coconut white card and cut it into six smaller squares using a paper cutter.  I added mounting foam to the backs of each and added a small piece of aqua card behind each individual square.  I added all of the squares onto a larger piece of white card and spaced them apart equally.then added the piece to the aqua background.  I cut the Montreal die in white and backed it in aqua, then cut the centre out of it creating a frame.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the Pierced Flags die and added it across the frame.  I made a flower out of the Perfect Peony die, inked the edges with Aqua ink and sugared it with Iced Snow before adding it to the end of the flag strip.  I seated the flower on some pastel Bakers Twine and added Maidenhair fern pieces as accents.  The card was then completed with my usual pierced matting and layering.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card, love the Rose.
Hugs to all including Melody, Francis and family, and Tracey too.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card to start the day!!!
Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful.
Have a great day

Debs A xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card colour is one of my favourites
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxxx

Julie Elli said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Aqua and maidenhair both big favourites!
Take care all in the ice!
Big hug
Julie E

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card Sue,fab colours.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card such a pretty design and colour.
Take care and have fun it is really staying in and crafting weather.Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card the aqua colour is great love the design thank you tracyw x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today loving the colour. Love how you cut into your dies to get a totally different look. Yvonne xx

Maria Illsley said...

A gorgeous card Sue using one of my favourite dies the Canadian background xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely, lovely Aqua and white and the Canadian background, perfect !!
So many ways to use this die and the flower is beautiful too
thank you
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the design and colour, very fresh looking. JJxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue. I have the Canadian background die love it!

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love this die - it is so versatile . You can do so muchwith it. Love your card and have just replenished my stock of Aqua - love that colour too. Win Win love it!
Anne M xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card, love everything about it! Thanks for showing us yet another way to use this very versatile background die. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the flower and the background.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a pretty card and could adapt well for other colours even a male card I think.x

DeeDee7770 said...

What a perfectly lovely card. The colour reminds me of spring. The way you used the Canadian background really is genius. Now I must get that background die. I would ever have thought to use it this way. That is why I follow your blog, we have our morning coffee together as I read your latest and/or watch your You Tube Videos. I will see you for coffee tomorrow!

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this card. The colour aqua is a fave.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, such a great card to start Monday with, love the combination of aqua and white and the Canadian background all backed by that lovely embossed design. Have a great day. Bx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning design and another great way of using the Canadian background (why can't I see all these different possibilities within the die??!). Lovely colour and beautiful flower. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love how you have cut the Canadian background into smaller squares. This die is so versatile. Such a pretty colour scheme too. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today
I like the symmetry here and the colour is so pretty
Pat x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, my favourite colour too, love the Canadian background so will have a play with this one.

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

Jackie Trinder said...

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

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today, I love the aqua colour as well.
Back to babysitting duties again today. The weekend has gone in a flash.
Have a great day

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card again

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours. Brilliant idea using the Canadian background cut up, I must try this out.


Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card! Lovely colour combination and design, topped off with that gorgeous flower. Debra x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, so so pretty. The Canadian background is such a versatile die. Love the Aqua card and the flowers, perfect.

Love Rosemarie x x

Chris Curry said...

Love this card, very fresh looking. The idea of using the background die like that is great. Thank you. Xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty ,love the flower and color used.
Elaine H X

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....I DO love the versatility of the Canadian background die! It's definitely going on my wishlist! Jo x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely card,jut love that Aqua.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card using one of my all time favourite Canadian dies and you've given us yet another idea of how to use it. Love the aqua colour too. Best wishes

Aspiring crafter said...

Stunning Sue ...can't say more!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
My all time favourite background die.Lovely card love the colour so fresh.Will be crafting today so I will give this a try.
Thanks Jan

dmj from kettering said...

What a lovely idea, must try it later,

Doreen x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue great colour x xhazel

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous colours and fantastic card, am really in love with the peony flowers. Have a great day Sue. hugs xxxxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card to start the week. The aqua card is lovely and the background is one of my favourites.
Love and hugs to all especially Melody, Francis and Tracy, love Alison xxxx

karenlotty said...

I adore this colour Along with Periwinkle blue this has to be one of my favourites Great idea with the Canadian background I must think outside the box more often and think where can I cut/snip this to make it different

Anne said...

Another beautiful card with my favourite die, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, this is a lovely way to use this great background. Lovely card

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Love the Canadian background. Must try this with it.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Perfect card to showcase how useful the Canadian Background die is and I love the iced flower too...


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the flower.
B xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another gorgeous card to start the week, love it.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue - like others have said, you do so much with the Canadian background, have lost count of the number of ways it's been used! Now, do I NEED it lol?
Hugs to all and hope chemo goes well, Tracy, keep smiling.

'P' in Wales

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card I love what you done with the Canadian background. I love the aqua card you've used its such a gorgeous colour.
Sending hugs to all that need one.
Hugs x
Heather T

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card today and yet another way to use this background die. It really is so versatile isn't it. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
So glad I have the Canadian Die, so useful for male and female cards!
I just love the colour !
Tracy thinking of you and wishing you well!
Take care
Love Marg

iReneM said...

Gorgeous card.

Love the BG and flower :)


auscrafts said...

gorgeous card to start the week

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card

sandy acland said...

Stunningly beautiful!

Sandy (tort)

Sylvia Yates said...

A beautiful card today Sue. Love the colour combo. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jane Franklin said...

The Canadian background is so versatile and it looks so good in any way. Another card to have a go at, the housework can wait again, needs must when crafting calls.
Watched the Hochanda shows when I could and it was good apart from you were missing Sue, but lots of tips and yes I saw the clip where Charlie smudged Lisa's artwork and I thought it funny too. Best wishes to all jxxx

Sue MacFall said...

Very pretty card - I love the Canadian background die and use it a lot.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
There seems to be no end to the number of dfferent cards that can be made with this beautiful die. It is one of my all time favourites and I can see I am not alone in thinking this!!
Your card is gorgeous and I will certainly be trying this one, such a pretty colour, too!
Lesley S x

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love the colour's too.
Marion H

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. This die is so versatile isn't it? SueL x

Scottydog said...

A lovely card, that Aqua colour is beautiful, one of my favourites. Wish I had that die but Father Christmas didn't bring me that one! Lol! Thank you Sue.
So sorry to hear of your troubles Molly. Hope you will get a new house soon and I hope your grandparents will soon be back together. Tracy stay strong, we are all routing for you.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Oh such a wonderful card and an absolutely fabulous die!!
Lorna D

June Horrocks said...

This card is so lovely the colour is perfect a wowser I'd say thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Tressa said...

Another way of using my favourite background die; just keep them ideas coming gal! I love 'em.

Put the technique with a gorgeous colour and the end result is stunning, thank you.


Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card. Particularly love the colours you use - the Aqua is stunning.

Love the technique of cutting into smaller pieces and putting them on the card. Will give this a go later.

Lol Barbara W xx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card. The aqua card is just so pretty.
Evis M.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a gorgeous colour, love the card design to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the background.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful card, and the background is great!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the background. love Jean Zxxx

Paula said...

That's a lovely card Sue, and one I think I could manage! :) I love the colours and what a good idea for the background, one I probably would never think of.
Thanks Sue
Paula x

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue yet another way to use my favourite Canadian die. Beautiful card. Thank you.

Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a beautiful card to start this horrible cold week off with. The aqua colour is very clean and fresh looking. Love the canadian background die and would never have thought to use it in this way and thats why you are a great designer and insparation to us crafters.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the way you have used the Canadian background and the colour is so lovely and fresh.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

IVY Cheong said...

I love this card! Love the Aqua cardstock . Hugs, Ivy xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and the aqua is one of my favourite colours of card stock.
Nancyd xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love it.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love this die.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Really must get the Canadian die,I see it has lots of good comments,
and I love the card you have made with it & what a lovely colour,
Best wishes
Karen M

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I love the Canadian background die, I think it's one of my all time favourite's.
I also love the Aqua card you've used here, I have some And frequently stroke it, I might even use some one day!!!!!!!

Hope you're having a good day, take care love Brenda XXX

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the effect of cutting squares out of the Canadian background. I will definitely try that.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

weefortune said...

Gm Sue, Lovely colour, sorry but this card does not sing to me, not sure why? Hugs Elaine x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and thank you for showing another way to use my favourite die, love the colours and the design

Tracy sending special hugs to help you through another round tomorrow

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card, love the aqua colour, need to have a look in by stash as I am positive I have some.
The flower just finishes everything off.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lots of intricate detail and layers in pretty colours.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card with one of my favourite dies. I remember you doing something similar with the quilted blocks striplet, it was a Wednesday giveaway card and I was lucky enough to win it and it takes pride of place in my craft room.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

J. Hollers said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. The aqua is very refreshing on this winter morning in North Carolina. Thank you for sharing your love for card making. Have a great day!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning sue and the wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card Sue and could make a lovely one for the men in our lifes as well as our female friends and relations. I bought this aqua card as i think it is a beautiful shade and made a couple of different cards up with it, both entirely different and one looks darker than the other which is impossible as i used the same card but isn't it amazing how just how you make a card differently it can take on an entirely different appearance. I love how you have accented the middle of the squares with a little pearl, as it just lifts the card to something special. Thank you Sue for another fabulous work of art you have created for us and the inspiration that goes with it.
Well i am hoping to make an anniversary card for hubby today as it is our silver tomorrow and i am laying bets on that he has forgotten all about it as just being another day, but i'll try.
We have some snow from yesterday but the rain has been and taken most of it away so it just remains on my lovely hills where it should stay and look pretty. So i will leave you all now and send hugs to our special friends that really need them the now to get through each day and to all other friends that could just be doing with that someone thinking of them, take care
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

sued99 said...

Really love this card Sue. I like the way you have cut up the background die.

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, the embossing folder and the Canadian background go so well together, x

ursula said...

A magnificent card again Sue, I must get this Canadian background die, it appears to be so versatile....thank you for sharing....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, great colour. What a great idea to mosaic and back the Canadian Background die, it will be great for male cards. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Sparrow said...

Liked the idea of cutting up the background die like this.

Anonymous said...

Really pretty. Love the colors you used, too. Jan D., Florida, USA

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, I am very happy with today's colour scheme. I have a feeling you are trying to persuade us to buy the Canadian background if we don't already have it :) I love everything about today's card and I am sure it will not be as divisive as yesterday's. I have aqua card on it's way along with teal, coconut,cobalt and periwinkle so will be very happy when that arrives.
Tracy, good luck with the new chemo. I hope it's doing it's job.
Laine like you and Yvonne I used to be an avid reader but since being on this latest regimen of drugs I hardly read at all. I miss it but it just sends me to sleep.
Yvonne, I agree with you about the shows. Is it me or was it an excuse to shift old stock? I thought John's shows with Sue's dies were the best though. I didn't feel the need to buy anything anyway as I have so much. I might get tempted when I see Sue demoing her new ones. But I might get some storage instead.
I finally crafted yesterday and as planned I made the four striplet frame. I used the butterfly one and dabbled with my new colour clouds. Unfortunately I am not keen on all the colours I have but it did look good. Got some other ideas too. I created a lot of mess too, I wish I could be tidier.
It's very strange having hubby home but he has some holidays to use up so will be having some long weekends.
I have started my diet again and to ease me in I am cutting back rather than counting calories. If no weight is lost next Monday then it will have to be counting instead. I only put on a couple of pounds so did not undo all my work.
Happy crafting.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card to brighten up this wet cold Monday morning. My favourite background die again. For me you can use it as many times as you like.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card, I really love the Canadian Background as its so versatile and a must have for any crafter.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful card from you today, thank you.
Stay warm folks.
love Maureen xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful combination of colours and die.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue.Absolutely stunning.Love every thing about this card. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Afternoon dearest friend. So, 'Blue Monday' where do they get these named day from ? Has some graduate decided to do research on the amount of people that are having a 'down day'on this particular date each year more than any other day of the year ?
Well this shade of blue is one of my favourite shades of blue, it's helps give that touch of delicacy it's gorgeous. I've decided to make a book of my dies - scrapbook type of thing as I feel that as my lack of creativity and not being able to mix and match or think 'out of the box' I'm not putting what dies I have to the maximum use, and I know that you design your collections with that in mind. So maybe I should just sit with rough cuts in front of me and play ( when I feel more like playing) I've got the scrap card all I need is the book plus enthusiasm !!
Well, thank you for showing us your beautiful work today I must say that the EF used on your background embosse's so deeply it's stunning and very delicate.

Sending my usual hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

terrie said...

What to say but beautiful...the color is so refreshing and Spring like...
The card turned out fantastic as always....tfs
Well done Sue

gailgale said...

Great card. I love the color!!

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue such a pretty colour and one of my favourite dies. A winning combination! Love from Jackie xx

lilysmum said...

Hello sue, thank you for today's offering, it is truly lovely. I really want that background die. I keep saying it so I must stop procrastinating and do something about it!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card, it lifts an otherwise grey and wet Monday right up into the realm of loveliness.
Hugs, Rose

Jean said...

Just lovely! That is a divine color!

Suzzette Yandle said...


Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue
What a great card for a less than great day! It's getting so dark in my lounge-room that I'm thinking of turning on the lights!! I love the way you've cut the die-cut into six pieces to give the card a completely different look, it's simple but very, very effective. I think I need to start a note-book of all your wonderful hints and tips, Sue :)
Bejay x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

The Canadian background is such a useful die. Love these colours

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

It has been such a treat lately, the return of the Canadian background has really cheered my Monday blues, even your choice of colour cannot dampen my enthusiasm:-) that particular shade of blue is so cheering and uplifting particularly given the unwelcome return of the sleet/rain and the gloomy skies. It has to be said that I'm not very good at thinking out of the box and as such would never have created a background like today's beauty- cutting up an already perfect design would not have occurred to me but it has worked a charm, thanks for helping us to challenge our self imposed boundaries Sue. This is a new and refreshing way to use a die that I love and I will most definitely be brazenly copying it sometime soon. Nobody does sugared flowers quite as expertly as you, I insist on adding them anywhere possible to my own cards..and if I can throw in a stick pin or two and a bit of tuille then all the good:-)
I really missed you this weekend Sue, but we have your new launch to distract us from our melancholy until your next batch of shows next month:-)
Talking about melancholy, the rain is back and the beautiful snow is disappearing, ahh, it was nice while it lasted but my mood has dropped as the temperature rose though- strange how our emotions are inextricably attached to the weather!
It could be because I'm sleep deprived, I tried to get an earlyish night last night but Darcey was having none of it, she cried and scratched for 90mins as I was trying to drop off:-( I'm not very good at being stern so I got up about six times to fuss over her and settle her but to no avail, eventually I lost patience and told her to go to bed as firmly as I could muster- she appeared to be chastised then after five or ten minutes scratched again so I ignored her and pretended to be asleep and thankfully, for me, it worked. I do feel the worse for wear today though and missed an early dental appointment when I couldn't get out of bed, terrible I know but me and early mornings aren't compatible and strangely Darcey always seems to know when I have to be up early...
Yvonne, I'm glad I'm not the only one a tad disappointed with the dies over the weekend, Nevermind , it saves some money for the main event when Sue returns with her new range:-) I did feel a bit ungrateful and disloyal though....
Your right, it's awful when you are an avid reader to have that pleasure spoiled through ill health and lack of concentration- it was suggested that I listen to audio books but I don't think it would compare to getting completely immersed in a novel, maybe I'm wrong though?
I can be a bit nosey on Facebook too but don't feel my life is exciting enough to share with the wider world and a constant stream of selfies is in advisable at my age without a serious amount of doctoring applied:-) Feel free to abuse me in private though honey, my contact details are up to date and I am at your beck and call morning noon and night:-)
Hope you enjoyed your family roast dinner, did MIL behave with tact and decorum...or did she take your lead?xxx
Linda, what a coincidence, the book I'm reading is the same one you mention by Lorna Byrne!??! I find the subject intriguing and choose to believe in the possibility that it is true because it gives you a sense of peace, comfort and reassurance.
I will try my best to upload some pictures of my babies onto Facebook but I'm rubbish with things like that and may need a helping hand from my brother when I next see him, how humiliating!
Think I might have overstayed my welcome again so I'll just send my hugs to all my blog buddies and any Wilsonettes in need of a cuddlexxx
Good luck with your appointment tomorrow Tracyxx
Steph, great idea about the scrapbook, may give it a tryxxx


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wow, so pretty. The Canadian background is such a great design and aqua is lovely. Just a lovely card all round.

Norah, I hope hubby does remember, 25 years is quite a milestone! Hugs xxx

Steph, these 'researchers'... agreed! Down here we'd say it's "loada ol' squit!" I think it's a sentiment that sums it up nicely! Hope you feel up to being at your crafty table soon, hugs xxx

Tracy, hugs xxx

Molly, hugs to all your family xxx

I did watch some shows at the weekend and treated myself to some stamps. Would have loved some of the MDF stuff but just have no space for it. Living in a home where you can't put anything up on the walls can be a real bind (the internal walls won't take the weight of shelving). About to make a quick and very late light luch then I'm going to try and do a little crochet, first creative activity in ???. Also going to ramp the heating up as it's getting very cold here!

Sending hugs and smiles to everyone, have plenty extra hugs if they're needed,

T x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Just Beautiful should be the title of this card. I love it, of course I do, with my favourite background and the lovely teal card. Definitely one for the folder. I even get a 'twofer' as the last picture is showing as a lovely pale apple green just to give me more ideas :-)

Tracy - Good Luck tomorrow and I will be thinking of you, I hope this round is easier than the last.


barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the aqua! Your floral arrangement is divine!!! Simply stunning! TFS!

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card. xx

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Janet Wilson said...

very pretty card & lovely colours

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another great design using the Canadian background ...
I really must get that die, it is so versatile.
Rosemary xx

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue. x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning, but then again its the Canadian Background so no more need to be said!!!

Lisbeth said...

Lovely card Sue. Luckily I received my Canadian Background die this weekend so can try it out this evening.


Dawn Holben said...

Ooh that is a very beautiful card and my one of my favourite dies too.
I love the colours and your beautiful flower just finishes it off perfectly.

Karen Drew said...

Love this die. Colours are very spring like
Karen xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Sue!

I love the dies used and the colour theme.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! X X

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue stunning card, love the colour combo too.xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Gorgeous as ever. Such a lovely cheery colour. Need to get the Canadian background but then I feel like that about all your dies. When will you be back on Hochanda - we miss you x
Ended up accompanying my MIL to the bank to help her sort out a few problems. Exhausting when you get some completely incompetent idiot who is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. What should have been an incredibly simple and straight forward meeting lasted over an hour. Anyway - all sorted but being intelligent is hard work x
TRACY - hope all goes well tomorrow - be thinking of you - lots of love x
LAINE - Rolling out of bed in the morning is hard enough but when your sleep has been disturbed it's nigh on impossible. Someone suggested Audio books to me. Jake gave me an Amazon Fire Tablet for Christmas and you can get a free months trial to download some. Am debating whether or not to give it a go when we go to the Isle of Wight in March - if I don't like it, it hasn't cost anything. What a coincidence that you and Linda are reading the same book.
I have already sent you a message. Sent it on Saturday after I had sent your friend request. Check it out x
LORRAINE - there is absolutely no doubt that I will be tempted when Sue is back on Hoch x
JANE - so glad I was not the only one who thought the MDF smudging incident was amusing x
Early night for me as the aftermath of dealing with stupid people has taken its toll on me.
Lots of love to everyone
Crafty hugs

Theresa Pace said...

that is a beautiful, soft, feminine card without having to be overly flouncy. love it. elegant and demure but quietly confident. that aqua is a great colour, hugs xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card Sue and I love the colour here. Great when
you show us by cutting the die up so we get to see all
different ways to use them. Thank you.

Molly- sorry must have missed you somehow. Good to see
you back. Sad to hear you all having such a tough time
with illness and now no where to live. Hope it's all
works out for you in the end, hugs.
Lorraine- think you will have a word with miss Darcey and
let you sleep at night. Hope she let you tonight or we want
know how you will be tomorrow, x
Take care Yvonne,hope you are ok x
Wheelybad- look after yourself and hugs to Billy x
ToB- hope you are now alright after your op and can do some
light crafting x
Fingers crossed Tracy, for your next chemo. goes well
My thoughts are with everyone who are having a tough time lately,
special ones to Saba, Wendy, Sheila....

To all Wilsonette's and my lovely friends, keep warm
hugs Maria x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue

Loving ur card today. Love the colour combo today. It's beautiful.

Been to a look good feel better class that was on in Glasgow for cancer patients. They show you how to apply make up etc from a goody bag that's given to u. I don't wear much so was nice to see myself fully made up lol
Omg I was so impressed I don't wear a lot of make up but this bag had at least £150 of products ranging from no7 from boots to Clinique, YSL , loreal , Estée Lauder, clarins Liz earl etc. ranging from make up to cleansers and moisturiser. I had 18 products in my bag all full size.

Chemo tomorrow so not looking forward to a crapoy week but goody bag makes up for it!!

Love and hugs to all xx

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the use of dies and the colour is great too,Laura O

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Nice layout and colour and your flowers always look great.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Wow!! Love this card, Beautiful colour.

Lorraine so glad you were able to craft well done you and good luck with your diet. I'm trying to lose some weight by cutting down don't think I could diet though.

Laine I know this sounds weird but I had a feeling that it was the book you were reading, it's been about a good few years since I read that book and she's also written others now but I just knew you were reading "Angels in my Hair" that's why I mentioned it. OMG!! I think I'm psychic haha!!

Tracy good luck with your treatment tomorrow x

Linda xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I've been either missing altogether or leaving really brief comments but have been away from home!
Love today's card . Everything about it including the card you have used.
Love to everyone, I need to play catch up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card in one of my favourite colours
Marlene O xx

Littlelamb said...

lovely card. I have this did so must try this card or similar.

Tami Grant said...

A beautiful card! I love the aqua color and the first s of the die. I'm going to have to find that die to add to my collection.

Eunice said...

Wow what a beautiful card, that aqua just makes the whole card pop!!!

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. Your sugared flowers are gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, stunning, love those colours, dies and embossing folder.
Di B. x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I love this aqua coloured card and how you combine it into your designs.
I like your sugared flowers very much.

Hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Wow stunning Sue and what a lovely colour?

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

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Vie carter said...

Just love everything about this card . Wonderful


Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & I really love the Canadian Background die, it's so pretty & looks so feminine with the tiny pearls placed in the flower centres.
Gorgeous stunning card, love it !!

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Jean Bullock said...

Catching up on my visiting. Beautiful card. I pinned as usual.