Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello crafters!  Another Wednesday 
giveaway day has rolled around!  Today's card mainly uses the Emma die as both the background and the focal element.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used the two decorative dies from the Emma die without the cutting edges.  I cut it twice into the background.  I added aqua card to the centres behind the smaller decorative cut out area, then I backed the entire piece with black card, giving it two colourways to the background.  I matted the piece with both black and aqua card.  I cut the Emma die again in both aqua and black card, but used the outer cutting edges.  I offset the black one behind the aqua and glued them together.  I used the inner rectangle to cut them into a frame, then added mounting foam to the back to raise the frame.  I stamped my sentiment, then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and glittered it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I glued the frame over the top and trimmed away the excess card.  I mounted it in the centre of the background using foam.  I cut several of the Open Petal Orange Blossoms in white and created three flowers which I added to the frame as accents.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat, an aqua and black mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  If you would like to be included in the drawing to win this card, just leave me a comment.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

                                                         Follow my blog with Bloglovin


Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, so lovely. I love the aqua colour too.
Tracy hope you are coping well with the new chemo, you are one brave lady. Hugs to Melidy and Francis and family, miss you and Molly.
Norah, glad your Silver Wedding Anniversary went off okay, he did alright didn't he.
For those of you who followed my American nephew Robbies progress after his terrible accident, this remarkable young man has just started college. He is living on campus, refuses to use his wheelchair, has a mobility scooter for getting around the campus and walking with his crutches or walking sticks. He has come such a long way and we are so very proud of him.. He also plans to return to his Summer vacation job as a counsellor at the children's camp to help children who are ill or disabled.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very pretty card Thank you.
Aqua is a lovely colour in all it's different shades.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Unusual card, Sue, nice use of the Emma die - really like it. Must make a birthday card today so - of course - looking to you for inspiration!!
Norah, even if he did have a nudge from Kirsten, he took part!
Pam - great news about Robbie - one brave young man.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card with great colours
Love the shadow effect you have with the central panel
Pat x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a stunning giveaway Sue this is gorgeous, fingers crossed. Have a great day hugs xxxxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the aqua colour must try this colour out loving the die thank you tracyw x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, aqua black and white, well you cannot go wrong with those colours. The Emma die is so beautiful.

Pam, I read your comments this morning about Robbie, and it really did bring tears to my eyes, such a very brave man, I am proud of him for what he has achieved and I have never even met him, but through the blog have learnt a lot about him. Fantastic news.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Exquisite absolutely exquisite, I love how you use the same dies but can get different results by placing them different ways. I love the black & aqua, you wouldn't think to put them together. Yvonne xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I like the look of this one!!!
Liking the colour too!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Love the way you have used the emma die for the background and the same set of dies for the focal element. Such lovely colours and the shadow effect is gorgeous, the orange blossom flowers finish the card off beautifully.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful and I love the colour of this one xxx

Debs A xxx

Anonymous said...

Don't know how you keep bringing these lovely cards Sue. Pam nice to hear Robbie is doing so well. He really is a remarkable young man . JJxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love how you've used this die in different ways and the colour is so fresh.
Tracy - hope that you're not feeling too ill after your new "cocktail", you are one inspirational lady. Pam - thanks for the update on Robbie; he's a very determined, brave young man and you and his family must be very proud of him. Sue XXX

auscrafts said...

wow what a stunning giveaway the black backing is just right really makes it pop

JennyH said...

Stunning card as usual Sue, thank you for the chance to win it : )

Maria Illsley said...

A great card Sue love the colour combo.
I see you have some more New dies coming soon when will you be showcasing them ?

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous, I would love to win this one, the new dies are lovely.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely colours and great to see the different ways a die can be used on one card

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love all the layering with different colours which adds a new dimension to the dies. Thanks for sharing.
To Pam.....Robbie is one very special and gutsy guy. May he continue to improve, he sure deserves to.
Have a great day everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What a classy card. Love it. Yesterday I batch made 6 birthday cards. That's a record for me in one day! Your pierced squares are fab. I also used colour clouds that I got for Christmas for the first time. They are amazing. Love them. And if that wasn't enough I got my sparkle texture paste out and grouted your bed of roses EF. Wow! Please could you post your heart of hearts shaker card that you demoed on Hochanda soon? I want to have a go at that for Hubby's valentines card if I can.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A striking card, the black really creates a lovely contrast with the aqua cardstock-beautiful die.x

Glennis said...

A beautiful card Sue, I love the aqua colour

Karen Drew said...

The way you have used the same die to create a different effect is gorgeous.
Karen xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely colour combo and a beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love all the pretty details. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
What a beautiful Wednesday giveaway card ! I would love to win this one to put on my new craft desk all set up today and feeling quite happy. Favourite aqua and white but that bit of black makes is shout WOW !!! I am still trying to get some of the latest release dies including this one and the new Aussie set is on its way which of course I have to have !
Pam, that is such great news about Robbie, what a fabulous young man. I wish him all the very best in college.
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card for the giveaway, love the combo of black, aqua and white. Have a fab day. Bx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colour combination.


Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely colour combinations, so fresh looking,

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card really love it,for anyone who doesn't like black your teal card would look great with the aqua colour.
Thank you for your ideas.

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue delicate design and colours.
Pam glad to hear Robbie is doing so well, he's certainly come a long way with positive thought.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Great card, love the aqu colour. If you left the flowers off this would make a great man card. It is -6 here this morning and my central heating is playing up.!!

Love Rosemarie x x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card! Great use of the Emma die. Love the colour combination today, the black card lifts the whole design. Debra x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love that Aqua colour, you are amazing with all of your designs.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I have put this die set on my must have list I love it.
I had a lovely crafting day yesterday with my Sister, making wedding invitations for her Daughter. The day invitations are almost done, with luck we will have finished them all next week.
Have a lovely day.

Chris Curry said...

A delicate and pretty card Sue, love it. Thank you. Xx

SueJ said...

Lovely card, love the aqua and black together. Gorgeous die.

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, on this cold and frosty day, keep well and wrapped up, don't want you to get this awful lurgy going around. Your card is beautiful and the aqua and black together makes it stand out. - where do you get all these lovely ideas, wish some of them would pop into mine lol. Thank you for the chance to win Jo xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Val.S said...

This is a very pretty color combo,Sue,love it!Hugs,Val.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, I had the Emma die for Christmas, it's a lovely die.
Have a good day.

Anne said...

The shadow technique is so effective here, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Really pretty card, love the colour

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very tasteful card and really makes the most of the Emma die set, like the white, aqua and black colour scheme...


Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The aqua , which is one of my favourite colours, looks so delicate next to the black. Would love to see this every day in my craft room. Heres hoping!

Love Val in Spain x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card today, love the colour combo :-)
Pam, that is great news about Robbie. He sounds such a remarkable young man. So pleased for him and all of your family :-)
Have a lovely day everyone. Hugs to all xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card .
Nancyd xx

Jean Z said...

hi Sue, Very pretty card and die. love Jean Z xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and one that will be treasured by the lucky recipient I'm sure.
Pam, what brilliant news about Robbie - he is a really brave and inspirational young man. Please pass on my love to him xx
Tracy, hope you're not having horrible side effects from yesterday xxxx
Love and hugs to all especially Melody, Francis and Tracy, love Alison xx

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card. I love the colour combination.
I have this die and this has given me some inspiration. Thank you.
Karen in Telford xx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card

nattyboots said...

Another lovely card Sue , great colors used .
Elaine H X

Tressa said...

A beautiful card. Love the aqua and black combination, the aqua really does stand out.


nattyboots said...

Another lovely card Sue , great colors used .
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really lovely card showing how one die can show amazing results. The aqua and black look good together and I love the shadowing effect. Best wishes

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! Lovely colour and design.
Great news about Robbie! You must feel so proud of him Pam .
Hugs Anne xo

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty card. I love the colour combo. SueL x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card today and shows how you can create a fantastic card with just one die ans a few floral elements. This is a particular favourite as my daughters name is Emma - I haven't got it yet but I'm hoping Mother's Day might bring it my way! Thank you for sharing.
Pam thank you for the update on Robbie - what a remarkable young man he is. I know how proud you are of him but I agree he is amazing after fighting so many battles he really deserves to achieve . Xxxx
Tracey I ope yesterday went well and you are not suffering too much today xxxx
Stay warm everyone
Love Diane G xxxxxx

dmj from kettering said...

I do like that aqua colour, makes a lovely card,

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Love this die it's beautiful and the colours are just fab thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the black and aqua combo. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card as usual Sue!
Great news about Robbie, pam. A very determined young man.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s a beautiful card and I love this aqua colour.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Another lovely card for the Wednesday giveaway. Your lovely combination of colours and the Emma die have produced a really pretty card for us!
Lesley S x

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Nannieflash said...

Wow Sue that is one beautiful card and I love the design to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Gillyflower said...

Another stunning card Sue - and what's more I have just ordered the Emma die! Gilly xx

Paula said...

A beautiful card today Sue, what wonderful ideas you have, this would never have occurred to me, but then I've said many times I don't seem able to think outside the box! You've used my favourite colours too. :)
Paula x

foxyg said...

Fabulous card Sue, and the colour is gorgeous.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning, WEll this is a lovely card and I would so wish to be able to give this to my Mum who is in hospital at this moment in time.

Yesterday was so stressful, being so far away and feeling so helpless.

We will see how things are today and hopefully I will get motivated to do some crafting today.

Crafty hugs Pen x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the Emma die and the colours you have used.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful dies used and gorgeous card.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours!
The background is great :))

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, today's card is lovely, just shows what can be done with one die.
The aqua card is so gentle.
Pam great news about Robbie, what determination he has,
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card as usual.
Evis M.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card and great colours. xx

DeCor said...

Love how you use die without cutting edge and then used again a focal point. Once more a lovely car.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You've given me inspiration of how to use these dies without cutting edges. I'll be trying out some other combinations, they are so effective and beautiful.
As ever, gorgeous card.
Hugs, Rose

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes,
This is a lovely card Sue and with putting the third die cut across the seam of the bottom two and gives it an entirely different look making you think that the die has a big brother to make the background. The touch of black just adds that pop of colour (although black is not an actual colour) and makes the aqua spring out at you. Lovely Sue, just lovely thank you for a beautiful give away card.
Pam flower oh how i can understand how proud you are of Robbie and how he has come on. A miraculous young man with so much determination and spirit, you have every reason to be proud of your young nephew. When Robbie had is accident it broke my heart for you and his parents that such an awful thing could happen to such a lively, spirited laddie but what a laddie he has become. i'm going to shout "WELL DONE ROBBIE, YOU ARE A MIRACLE OF A YOUNG MAN AND WE ARE ALL SO VERY PROUD OF YOU". Thank you Pam for letting us know just how much his journey has changed for the better and you have every right to be so proud of your wee nephew.
Awh Rosemarie just like it to play up on one of the coldest days of the year, it couldn't have done it on one of the milder ones, no it had to wait until it was bitterly cold so that your teeth are chattering together. I hope you get it fixed soon flower as it's no funny having a freezing cold house in temperatures like this.
Well girls my special tea last night was a slice of toast as Campbell was feeling sick from having chicken fried rice at his work, so i made Rory pizza and chips as his carer didn't come for him as they were running short. One of the carer's at Crossroads had been involved in a smash where her car is a total rightoff and some went down with this bug that is doing the rounds. They phoned me 45 minutes after the carer that was coming for Rory hadn't turned up and being honest i was getting more and more worried about him as he is usually always before time he is that punctual. Anyway they called to say what had happened and i told them just to leave Rory as he will be fine, that they will need the carer for some of the other folk that really need their help making their dinner or getting them sorted so it was no big deal as long as the carer was ok, i couldn't care less if Rory didn't get a visit as there is an awful lot of people that need them more than my son. So hence my doorstep piece of toast but my earrings turned out to be white gold with tiny diamonds in them so i have them in now and just hope i don't lose one. Anyone else found that the backings on new earrings don't seem to stay put or is it just me? What i did receive last night that made me cry was a bouquet of roses, gerbera's and lilies from 3 very special friends that i am so very lucky to have met and who i am looking forward to meeting up with them again soon. So yes i do consider myself to be very lucky indeed yesterday.
Sending special hugs to Tracey, i hope you are not too ill with your new round of chemo flower, to Barbara who is in my thoughts and prayers along with her lovely family that are all trying to rally around each other from Val's passing, sending special hugs to you dear friend try and take it easy. I have hugs for all others that need them as they are down or just could do with a hug,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry it has been so long since I last commented. Trying to keep up with life in general has been such a nightmare !!! I have still been following you all his time though. Your shows on Hochanda, as always have been fantastic !! I saw you demo this card on there and I instantly fell in love with it. I love your Emma dies and I really must get this die set so that I can make own version of this card. Todays card is absolutely gorgeous Sue !!! My most favourite colours are the Aqua and Teal coloured foundations card. I also love the Periwinkle Blue and the Lilac and just about most of the natural/neutral/autumn colours to !! The black really makes this card "pop". I love the new creative Expressions word stamps to. Such a beautiful font. Thank you for this gorgeous card Sue. I love it all. Take care Sue, sending lots of love to you from Tres x x x

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

Sue MacFall said...

What a pretty card, love the colours.
Many thanks,

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card showcasing the Emma die and the aqua card is lovely

Pam great news about Robbie, I'm sure the whole family are proud

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
I love the font of the sentiment on this card, very classy. The diamond sprinkles are always a winner on any card.
This is a beautiful car and whoever is lucky enough to win it will be thrilled when it arrives :)
It's a lovely sunny morning here in Truro...but there's no way I'm setting foot outside as it's cold enough for my heating to have come on earlier (and it was only set on 10c!), so it looks like I'm just going to have to spend the rest of the day in my craft room lol.
Bejay x

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Lovely card, very fresh xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card. It is so gorgeous, and what a brilliant use of the dies.
Pam, thank you for the update on Robbie, he really should have remarkable in front of his name when you think how far he has come. Beyond all expectations.
Norah, you deserve everything you got and more, especially in the meal department!!! White gold and diamonds, well that's a turn up for the book. And a beautiful bouquet from your friends - how kind of them. Try to milk a few more days kindness from OH.
love to all Maureen xxx

Kathleen Scott said...

A lovely card. like the shadow effect. This is my first comment. I have been re-inspired in my card making since finding you,Sue. I laugh at some of the weather comments- I've just survived a 40 celsius day in South Aus.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love the dies and the colours you have used.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today. Love the shadow effect, the aqua with black behind really makes it pop. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Barbara (C) said...

A great use of this the colour combination. The small amount of black just adds an extra finish....

IVY Cheong said...

Love the colour combination. Lovely card , Ivy xx

Margaret Taylor said...

How do you come up with so many ideas? It's a lovely card

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is So Truly Elegant, And Rich, I Love The Colour Palette
You've Chosen I Love The Black, Aqua, And Coconut White Together The Black Makes
Your Card Really Pop....
I Love The Truly Tremendous "Emma Die" (Which I Purchased Recently) I Love How You've
Used "The Emma Die" For The Background As Well As Your Focal Point, And Using
"Diamond Sprinkles" On Your Sentiment Looks Awesome, As Does Your Flowers Using
"The Open Petal Orange Blossom" Die.
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing You Inspire Me Each And Every Day And I So Appreciate That
Take Great Care
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Good Luck To The Lucky Winner Of This Tremendous Card
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

Maria Alder said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
A very Beautiful card today, love to get some more of
your cards but maybe in a more mixed pack or smaller
singular colours ?

Pam- thank you for the update of your amazing grandson.
Hope he do well at College and with work during the summer.x
Tracy- hope you are ok after your chemo. sending you
gentle hugs x
Lorraine- love to see your furry friends,see you :-)x
Yvonne- take care x
Rebecca- I missing you and hope all is well in Colorado x
Beth- hope you are alright and your fourpaws are ok too x
Saba- sending you lots of hugs and to your family x
Molly- hope all goes well for you and the rest of the family,
wishing Melody and Frances better.
Hello to Jan and Anne from Northampton ! x

To all Wilsonette's and my very good friends, warm hugs
to all Maria x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

I always think of black and white, black & blue as you have used in your card here, is beautiful. I do love the combination.

Love n hugs from Dorothy from Baldock xx

my craft cupboard said...

A beautiful card, love the Emma die and the colours.
Bright and cheerful.
sharon :)

Marjeta said...

Beautiful as allways.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. I love the open petals. Jan D., Florida, USA

lilysmum said...

Lovely card Sue, very fresh looking. The die is very pretty, I don't have it but have something similar that I could use to try and emulate your beauty. Hoping all is well with you, hugs, Theresa x

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. I haven't got Emma but want it (like all the others I want). We're having a bit of a blue week this week aren't we? I have no objections whatsoever to blue - one of my favourites. The orange blossom dies are adorable. I played with them the other day and have a substantial collection of complete and open petals in varying colours. Now I just need to make some cards. I have a friend coming round on Friday and she is a fellow crafter who I have not seen for ages so we are hoping to have a bit of a session - fingers crossed.
Soon be February and you did say you would be back on Hochanda in Feb - when will that be - the beginning I hope x
Bit of an early post today. AAS (Apprentice Appreciation Society) meeting at mine this evening for our weekly gathering. Yes I know Apprentice is not on at the moment but changing the name of our friendly little group to suit the current tv programme is too confusing. Fun and food is on the menu - again - well I am not going to turn down a suggestion of the girls bringing supper round - that would be silly wouldn't it??
NORAH - Happy Anniversay for yesterday - 25 years - fabulous x
MURIEL - how is your desk? That is the kind of thing that excites me - it will make life so much easier x
PAM - wonderful news about Robbie x
CLARE W - well done you - 6 cards - brilliant x
MARIA - hope you are ok - lots of love x
LAINE, LINDA and LORRAINE - will be checking out your pics on facebook very soon so if there is anything you don't want me to see you have a little time to destroy the evidence x
Got a few things to be getting on with before the wild partying this evening so will love you and leave you.
Take care everyone.
Crafty hugs

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card with the Emma die and great colours as well. You are continuing to lnspire me to keep trying new techniques. Thank you.

nzillingworth said...


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. And crafters.

Lovely card today. Saw u demo this one loved watching you make it. U always make it look so bloomin easy. I wish I had ur imagination x

Pam. Glad Robbie is doing so well now. He really is a trooper just getting on with what he need to do. Well wishes for his future.

Norah. Congratulations on your silver wedding. I've a while to go before I get there! Lol

Thanks for everyone's well wishes as always.
Yesterday after I'd finished chemo at 4 it pure wiped me out was sleeping by 8 and didn't get up till 10 this morning. Obviously I needed it.
So far no sickness feelings but they changed one of my pills so maybe that's helping. Hopefully it won't be so bad this week although they did say I'd props my get joint pain later on. Will wait and see.

Love to all as always xxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Afternoon Sue, This card is absolutely stunning, love the colours you have used, this die is so pretty and love what you have done with it
Julie x

Jane Franklin said...

Well I forgot to comment yesterday, don't know why but loved the card.
I really like this one as well with the colour combination and the clever background. More ideas great.
Good luck to Robbie in all his endeavours and best wishes to all. Jxxx

terrie said...

Great looking card and great color did a great job creating this card
tfs and well done Sue

MARGARET said...


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful die and card Sue great colour combo.
Gr Karin

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a great card, I love the colour combination and dies used.
Thanks for the update on Robbie Pam he is such a remarkable young man and what an inspiration to others.
Tracy I'm sending love and gentle hugs x
Hugs x
Heather T

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, what a very imaginative way to use a die like this. I must have a look through my crafty stash to see if I have any other dies that would produce this sort of effect (I have already purchased too many dies this month)


Jean said...

So pretty! Love the sparkle and how you did this!

Sassy said...

I really like your color choices in this card and including the color black really makes the soft blue standvout. I love the Emma die and Emma happens to be my only granddaughter's name! I love how you created your focal point. So much inspiration that is much appreciated.
Sandra Smith

Anonymous said...

Tracy - glad it all wasn't so bad and hope it continues that way. Sleep is a wonderful thing - just make the most if it.
Norah - got wished Happy Anniversary this morning (many more years than you) but it's not until tomorrow. Gotta laugh! Just thankful he is still here - literally, after a bad brush with cancer - and also because he puts up with all my furry ones and a messy craft room, a miracle in itself ha! Don't do cards and pressies, just have a joint treat of some sort once on a while. Feel one coming on!

'P' in Wales

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, this was not my favourite die but the more I see of it the more I like it and it is now on my wish list. Lovely card and really like the Orange Blossom Flowers and the Aqua Colour is beautiful

barbara macaskill said...

What a pretty card!! Love those flowers! TFS!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card and I really like it. Such a clever use of just one die.

Pam - what fantastic news about Robbie, it just shows what a bit of positivity can do and I am so pleased for him. I know the family will still be worried about him but it looks like there will be no holding him back - Go Robbie!

Tracy - glad no after-effects today other than sleepiness but sleep really is the best medicine.


ursula said...

You make it look so simple Sue, but when I try, not is such a pretty it...luv Ursula xx

Piety Slokker said...

Hi Sue, I just like the chosen colours and what a lovely idea to use the smaller die horizontally. A good one to remember (if I can?). Since march 2015 I discovered the world of making card with die-cutting machined and I am loving it. Such a wundrfull hobby! It is a joy to watch you making the cards and let it look very easy ;). Is it possible to mention the measures also in cm? Thanks so much, Piety, from Purmerend, the Netherlands

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. This just goes to show how one die can be used to give different looks. I really like the colour combination and the hint of sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow gorgeous card love the Emma die & colours are so pretty.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Pam thanks for Robbie's update he is doing fantastic you must all be so proud of him sending Hug's xx

TRACY pleased chemo had no after effects today you sleep as much as possible best medicine your doing so well.
Sending Love & Hug's xxx

SABA/BARBARA thinking of you, always in my prayers sending you & your family Gental Hug's & Love xx

Melody Francis & Molly thinking of you all Hug's xx

Hug's for everyone & my special friends xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This giveaway is beautiful and stylish. I can see in so many colour combos and for so many occasions.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Great to see what can be done with just one die!
Rosemary xx

Tracey Short said...

Another gorgeous design with a beautiful colour scheme.
Best Wishes
Tracey, Hull

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card again today Sue. I love using diamond sprinkles over stamped greetings, it always looks stunning.

Had a hectic weekend making invitations for my daughter's wedding later this year. Just trying to catch up on your blog and videos.

Annie P

Janet Wilson said...

Fab card, love the colours

Always Learning said...

Very pretty card and love the colour combination. Love Karen x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely colours and die combination. Very pretty

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card again sue x lovely colours and such a pretty die x
Sorry been awol for a bit I've been so busy x it was my middle daughters 21st birthday and being the diva she is made it last a week !!! We had a day at the v&a museum and visited the pleasure and pain shoe exhibition which was amazing followed by shopping x then had a few days in cardiff as she is a huge fan of doctor who and wanted to visit the exhibition along with more shopping x unfortunately none of the shopping trips involved craft shops !
Anyway off to catch up on the blog and comments have missed you all and sincerely hope all the wilsonettes are well x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue like today's card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the mixture of colours on this card - very striking.
Beverley W

DeeDee7770 said...

Good afternoon Sue. A beautiful card using Emma. I love the way you used the black and aqua for the background. This card has so many uses...I love it!
Have a great day.

Judy Hollers said...

Beautiful card for me to see on this snowy North Carolina day! Thank you!

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue so bright and cheerful.xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful colour combo and card.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the color scheme.. the hint of aqua look nice.
Moxie Craftie

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Very nice card,lovely colours,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty & elegant card, also in Aqua,
Love how you've used just one die, thankyou sooo much for sharing
Marlene O xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

The Wednesday weekly giveaway is always a show stopper and today is no exception. I love this particular die and the colour combination is stunning with the shadow effect, very cleverly adding dimension. Who wouldn't want to be the proud recipient?
The rain is back with avengance and has brought the mist with it as an added bonus- I would rather have stayed in the warmth of my lounge or craftroom in my pjs but I had arranged to meet a couple of friends for coffee/beverage at Dobbies. Anyone who knows me realises that a trip for just a coffee is highly unlikely, particularly with a Lakeland and Deli attached to the main building. I returned home with a bag of 'essentials' that included a miniature frying pan, three pairs of rubber gloves, an egg poacher, e cloth, two sausage rolls and a slab of cheesecake to name a few...I managed to control myself around the Yankee Candles, they were half price!??!, but the damage was done. Note to self...leave credit card at home when you meet for coffee in future!
Claire, I'm super impressed, six cards is indeed industrious, in fact I am bowing my head in shame in the knowledge that I haven't even made one since early December. You are indeed Sues star pupil of the day, bask in her reflected glory:-)
Pam, I don't know the story behind Robbie's struggle but I get the sense that it has been met with courage and fortitude and that it is a wonderful achievement for him to be rebuilding his life in such a positive way. I wish him all the luck in the world, you must be so proud of himxxx
Tracy, you're such a trouper, I bet that even if you were struggling you would put a positive spin on it, such is your character. Sleep is the best medicine as they so wisely say, your body must need it honey, take carexxx
Yvonne, what a social life, I'm slightly jealous:-) How do you do it, manage to invite people over AND get them to bring the food?!!?Ingenious! Hope you have a great time, you deserve a bit of a pick me up.
You'll find no even mildly offensive pictures on my Facebook since I've only just realised how to upload them- besides, now that I'm in my dotage I tend to avoid cameras like the plague unless I can be assured that there will be a soft focus lens ,minimum, involved:-) my babies are much more photogenic. I'll have to have a nosy at yours too my dear, have you got anything to hide or is there just pictures of your handsome boys?
Beth, Rebecca- missing you both loadsxxx
Maria, there are pictures of Darcey and Brodie on my Facebook page if you fancy a nosey. Hope you are well sweetiexx
Theresa, wow, you've been a busy bee! Did you pick up any bargains with your daughter?
Cuddles to all the fabulous Wilsonettes, especially those going through tough times such as Melody, Lorraine,Wheely bad and Sabaxxx

Crafty hugs


Anonymous said...

As usual another pretty card nice and simple.
Yvonne N.

Theresa Pace said...

love the freshness of this card. great colourways, hugs xx

gailgale said...

Very nice card!!!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today.....adore it!!!

Pearl said...

Magical card today Sue, Thank you

Pearl x

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, clean and simple design and such a pretty colour. Pat xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card very pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Nicola Belshaw said...

Such a nice card. Beautiful colour too xx

Eunice said...

I am truly impressed that this card is made only using one die!!! The colors are very eye pleasing and tranquil. Thanks for the ideas Sue, you still leave me breathless with all the ideas that you come up with. Thank you!!

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card!

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Wow!! Would love to win this card it's beautiful, I love the colour.

Tracy I'm so glad your treatment wasn't so bad, big hug for you brave lady x

Linda xx

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous design. I don't have the Emma die but you've given me ideas for some of the dies I do have.
Pam, thank you for updating us on Robbie's marvellous progress. What determination he has.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love it, colour and design is beautiful, love it and the dies.
Di B. x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love this card! Love the colours and the design. Great!
Anne M xxx

Wendy L said...

Love the colours on this, the black really sets it off. xxx

Rosie said...

Love the colours on this card and the design.....L Rosie xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is a really beautiful card - imaginative and classy
Doreen R

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty giveaway card Sue and a beautiful design


sox364 said...

Lovely card and a really inspiring use of the die cut in and out of the card.i usually use just one way or the other and hadn't thought to use both! I would love to see this card in person! Thanks for great pictures to really see what's where and how. Excellent blog I shall definitely pop in more often!
Sally clare

Vie carter said...

Great card design and colour choice



Another so pretty card, which I can try immediately as I have the Emma die!!!!! Thanks for your inspiration, Sue. I'm back in full post-Christmas craftiness again and lots of birthdays etc coming up, so your designs will be well-used. Xxxxx

Sparrow said...

Lovely card - Emma is not one of the dies that I have, but I am sure I have something similar that will work.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, this card is so pretty & feminine, I love everything about it.
Beautiful design & the colours are gorgeous.
Another stunning 'Sue' creation to brighten our day...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)