Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello there!  Today's giveaway card uses a my Peek A Boo technique that shows a stamped image on two levels.  I started the card by preparig the background.  I used the Ornate Octagon Striplet decorative insert die three times to cut the design into a piece of Iris card.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  Next I stamped the Scrolls and Squares stamp to die for in black on to a piece of coconut white card.  I cut it out with the Alexandra die and inked through the die with Shaded Lilac distress ink.  Next I used the decorative insert die to cut the design out of the  piece.  This die cut through some of the stamped image so that it was lost when the fall away pieces were removed.  Next I stamped the image again and lined up the top piece so that the pattern showed through the cut out areas, then taped my outer die back into place to cut the bottom piece out so that they matched.  Once cut, I added mounting foam to raise them, but it still allows the image to feel complete because you can see through the cut out areas on the top die cut, thus the peek a boo effect.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out to add to the centre of the die cut.  I completed the card with a pierced white mat, a thin Iris mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 1/4" in size.  Please leave a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning, I love it.
Hugs to Sue, Melody Francis, Laine, Tracey and all on the blog.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the colours you've used on today's card, and the card is very pretty.
Hugs x
Heather T

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful colourful card absolutely gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Bright and beautiful card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very pretty card Thank you.
I seem to remember you doing a demo like this.
Take care Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the way the missing parts of the stamped image peep through the die cut.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning card, I love how you use your stamps & dies together they work beautifully. Yvonne xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the background
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Jan.moogie said...

i am really into these striplet dies as they are so so versatile and you can make such exquisite cards such as this with them. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day,hugs xxxxxxxx

Lorraine's blog said...

Love the card and the colours

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Really pretty card. Really liking the stamped images with the matching dies and on this card it is striking.
Heat wave conditions here at the moment, summer is going out with a bang so had better go and water the poor garden. You must be about to see your beautiful bulbs soon, lovely
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, thanks for the very clear explanation on the peek-a-boo technique - another to have a try! Love how you make backgrounds out of striplets too. Sue XXX

Donna Golby said...

Great card. Love the peek a boo technique. First used with your Italian dies and stamps to match.
Have a great day


Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs cards xxx

Rita said...

Good Morning Sue. Love all the cards you make with the striplet dies, they are so achievable with great results. Hugs Rita xxx

auscrafts said...

Stunning card, love the background

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love your striplet dies used as a background in this way and the stamped image is lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Stunning card. Love the technique and the colours. Thanks again Sue.
D x

Linda Graham said...

Great idea must try this one,lovely card,thank you,Linda x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card for the giveaway, great technique, must give it a try. Good luck everyone, I know I would love to own this card. Have a great day all. Bx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue, very colourful. JJx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card and another great technique today. I tried the white wax crayon effect yday. Wow! So easy yet so effective. I'll be using that a lot I think! TFS.

Suemac said...

Another lovely card

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue what a great technique xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. The iris coloured card really adds impact to this very pretty design, beautiful.x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Great card again today. Love the blue.Thanks Sue

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, such a different look from Monday's though using the same striplet. Sounds a bit complicated with lining up the stamping, but as ever perfection!
Tracy - sure you'll be forgiven for the stamp mishap but we've giggled along with you.
Muriel - yes, daffodils, crocuses out and snowdrops very late although a mild winter here in west Wales. Be glad to see some dry weather, had the strange sun phenomenon thing yesterday. Luvverly! But need more. Could export mud!

'P' in Wales

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love the card great blue colour

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, really lovely.


hettygarlick said...

That's lovely. A great technique.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design those dies are beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today, I love the peek a boo stamping effect, will have to try that.
thanks for sharing

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and all crafters,
Anotber beautiful card. Striplets are so versatile.
Just love it.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today. Love the colours and the design of it. This striplet is so useful and I am steadily collecting stamps.
Anne M xxx

sandy acland said...

A lovely splash of colour and a lovely card too.

Sandy (tort)

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, another stunner!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card would love to win this one.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely card again using this versatile striplet.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes a really lovely colour you have used on todays card, I like the peek-a-boo effect on here, looks like I will be trying this out next.

Off to craft club today.

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

TDQ Karen said...

This is a lovely card, lovely background and colours

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great colours and technique.
B xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, very lovely card, love the lacy intricate look, and of course the colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful colour beautiful card. Thank you and take care, Ivy C x

carol quinn said...

Love this card

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue, I love this colour. Thank you. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a great technique, this card is stunning. I don't know how you keep coming up with all these ideas, but long may it last.

Love Rosemarie x x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again, i so love the striplet dies { just the best dies ever for versatility }
Love how you have made this clever card .
Take Care
Elaine H X

foxyg said...

Lovely card. What a clever idea to give the card dimension.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is such a clever technique and so effective too - who wouldn't want to win this card!


Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card and clever technique.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

dmj from kettering said...

I do love that iris card, whoever wins it, is very lucky!!!

Doreen x

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the stamped effect.
Have a good day.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on yet another dry sunny but cold morning. Wow that card is just stunning I love the striking blue on the stamped diecut and the whole card is gorgeous and so pretty. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anne said...

This is such an effective technique, Sue, I must give it a go.

Anne (Northampton)

Wendy L said...

So beautiful. xx

SueJ said...

Stunning card Sue, very clever technique.
Love the colours.
Good luck everyone.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. The colour choice makes it stand out and it is very elegant.


Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
I like this technique and I will be giving it a try later. The colours you have used are very effective
It is a very frosty morning here on the borders of Sussex and Surrey but the sun is shining so it is nice and bright.
Keep warm everyone!
Lesley S x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card, love the colours!

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card and love the colour too.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colour

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card
Rosemary xx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card & once again using my favourite colour, looks great, would love to have this on my craft room wall! Lol! Thanks sue.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card today , the iris colour card is beautiful and the peek a boo tecnique works really well - I had to look at the close ups to see the layers! Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xx
Muriel although it's frosty this morning, in the south of England our daffodils are looking beautiful at the moment. We would quite like a bit of your warmth though xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love your ornate octagon. Looks lovely in this colour. SueL x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, lovely colours,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the striplet die looks so pretty when it has been cut out x the colours are lovely too sue x thankyou for your inspiration sue and hope you are ok xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, love the stamping,

Thank you

Pearl x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sue and stunning colours


Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - lovely card again this morning!

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card today.
Evis M.

June Horrocks said...

A wowser today sue soooo lovely the colour is beautiful thank you
Love and prayers June Horrocks xxxxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, what a beautiful card. Such clever ideas. Love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yet another amazing card and the colours are so striking. Don't know how you keep coming up with so many ideas, but so pleased you do! Sending best wishes,

Bluefairy4U said...

Good Morning Sue, Another beautiful card. Adore the colours and the lovely dies, I will have to invest in some more stamps! I think I have the Ornate Octagon die so will give it a go lol xx Hope you have a lovely Day Jo xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

you gave your card a beautiful design and the colours are wonderful.
The three striplets in the background are very fashionable at the moment.

Rolf xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the colours . love Jean Z xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.
Beautiful card this Morning.
The octagon striplet is really growing on me. Wasn't keen on it to begin with.

Love to all xx

Annie Pennington said...

Love your peek a boo technique Sue. I love the effect.

Annie P

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a delightful card today. I love the colours you've used and the black stamping really brings the die cut alive. Whoever is lucky enough to win this week will be thrilled when it arrives as I know they look even better up close than they do on the computer screen :)
Bejay x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card today, I do like this striplet used as a background. Beautiful colours

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx


So pretty. I do love this shade of blue with white. Makes it look bright and fresh. Thanks Sue x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and lovely use of the stamps and matching die to achieve the peekaboo look

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours you have use and the striplets used. Gorgeous

Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue, and what a lovely idea. And it's my favourite colours again too, so nice of you to make so many cards in my favourite colours! lol
Paula x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I saw this stamp and die on a card when you were on TV, but not sure if you had the time to demo it so it is very handy that you have blogged it today. I love both the stamp and the die and the card looks even prettier now that I can see it in glorious close-up. Love the effect which adds yet another technique to my crafty arsenal.


Sue MacFall said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful day !!
Thank you, Sue for another lovely creation.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Val Jones said...

This is such an amazing card Sue using dies I really love.
Love Val in Spain x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The dies and stamp are beautiful together. I love the colours and everything you have done.

Suebak said...

Mmmmm.... that Iris card is lush. Beautiful ornate striplet die.

Susan x

CraftyJo said...

It's another beautiful offering, thank you :)

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very very nice. Like the colours

Gillyflower said...

Beautiful card Sue! Take care, Gilly R x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card and lovely strong colour,love it.
Hope you are doing all right Sue, thinking of you.

I'm a bit behind. What this about Oompa Loompa Yvonne,
you know you not well so please take it easy and well
wishes hug to you.
Lorraine, so sorry that the funeral is difficult to
arrange. Sending you a hug. Oh how is the diet
going for the furry two ? Mine is not going at all :-)
Tracy, hope you are feeling ok and manage to do some crafting.
Sending special hugs to all who have the flu, having op's and who
have lost someone , take care.

Hugs to all, Maria x

Susan White said...

Love the colours you've chosen Sue, and another clever technique with the stamping on 2 levels. Susan x

annieb49 said...

Hi once again Sue. Hope you are keeping well! This is another lovely card, you clever girl! Crafty hugs
From Annie B Irchester, Northants

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
I Hope The Craft Show Went Well And Lots Of The Suppliers Purchased
Your Tremendous Dies Etc:
Today's Card Is Just Outstanding, Rich, And Extremely Elegant, I Love The Awesome
Colour Palette You've Chosen For Today's Card, I Just Love "The Ornate Octagan Striplet" That You've
Used For Your Background In The Very Beautiful Iris Card, Then Using "The Scrolls And Squares Stamps"
Also "The Fabulous Alexadra Die" Which I Now Have.
I Just Love It When You Bring Out Stamps To Match Your "Truly Stunning Dies" Its Also Great To See
More Than One Stamp Per Die Set......
I Love The Fantastic Technique You've Used For This Very Beautiful Card You Are Always Extremely
Kind, Giving Away Such Stunning Gift Cards Everyone Just Loves Them.
I Must Give This Peek-A-Boo Technique A Try I Would Love To See This On A Video......
Sue Take Great Care My Dearest Friend, Thinking Of You Always.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Lots Of Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph x

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I do like the striplet technique and the colour is quite lovely.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Meg Owen said...

The Iris card and striplets make a striking card Sue.
Hope you are having a sunny day like me.


Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the colours used. Is it possible to have a video tutoruial for this card as I can't follow the written instructions for the Peek a Boo technique.

Margaret xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card lovely colour. Thinking of you. Hugs Theresa xx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
The Ornate Octagan makes a stunning background, and the Iris colour is fab...really pretty card!
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really love today's card! Love everything about it including the beautiful colour.
Sorry I was missing yesterday .
Love to all, Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful background....great card. Jan D., Florida, USA

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card - LOVE the colours. That striplet is really beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card great striplet,Laura O

ursula said...

Beautiful card Sue, something new again, stamping out and then die cutting it after, not seen this before, an amazing idea....thanks for that...luv Ursula xx

gailgale said...

Very lovely.
I love this color of purple.
I would like to try this in pink or very light green .

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card. I love the colour.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Pam B said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue

Hugs, Pam

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card with a clever technique. Love the iris card and of course the gorgeous ornate octagon. The peek-a-boo is almost like an optical illusion, similar to when you stamp three cards together and then mat and layer them. Good luck to everyone who would love to win this beautiful piece of artwork.

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love this technique. This color is one of my favorites. I'm really beginning to create some cards Sue just might approve of. I just can't seem to make them as big as hers. But I guess that's good since the postage would be incredible. But the people I hand deliver to get all the goodies attached because how do you do one part but leave off others. Myra from Florida

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and love the background and the sentiment plaque which looks very lacy and pretty together.
Love the colours which are gorgeous and very feminine.
Love everything about this stunning card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Anonymous said...

Very lovely your Peek A Boo .
Yvonne N.


KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card Sue and very elegant.
Gr Karin

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A Beautiful card and just love the colours

would just love it

barbara macaskill said...

I am pretty sure that I hear this beautiful card calling my name! LOVE the colors layout and sentiment!!! Would love to win this beauty! Thanks for the chance to!

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card today.
I love the peek a boo technique and it looks so beautiful on this card.
Absolutely love it, and who ever wins this one is going to be so pleased and ever so lucky.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Interesting concept, this Peek A Boo!

Lesley Cann said...

Great card made with lovely dies and that amazing blue card.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Lovely card Sue love the colour combo and would love to be in with a chance of winning it
Good luck everyone
Theresa G. xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, lovely colours and dies, catching up on blog posts today.
Thanks for sharing,

terrie said...

This card is just awesome...well done on the color and the layout...tfs

Chaffinch said...

A very pretty card.

DeCor said...

Happy Day to all. Beautiful card. Love this brighter blue with the contrasrs

Jane Franklin said...

Love the strong colour on this, great.
Just caught up with yesterdays card and video, what a clever use of the wax crayon. Now where are the grandsons crayons! Best wishes to all jxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a very pretty card just love it
Hugs Sarah xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. The Ornate Octagon Striplet is one of my favourite dies and I love the Iris Card. Your sentiment and the way you have matted and layered it is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card loving the striplet die that's now on my wish list (it gets longer)

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a simply elegant card you've done for us today.The iris card is so eye-catching and the design is WOW. I'm going to have to try this Peek A Boo technique, it really does give such a lovely effect.

Have a wonderful day.


Amy Jones said...

Sue, I just purchased the Regal Striplet and can't wait to make a card very similar to this one. Your card is beautiful!

jazy1m said...

Love your card so much. Awesome. Wish I had your talent. ThanKS for sharing.

jazy1m said...

Love your card so much. Awesome. Wish I had your talent. ThanKS for sharing.

DeeDee7770 said...

A fabulous card! I love the stamping and your lovely Iris colour card. The octagon makes such a pretty background. Have a great day!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another stunner and love the colours again. Thanks for sharing

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
I'm so pleased to be back. Absent for a week and seriously missed you. And what a fabulous delight to come back to. I do love the Alexandra die and the stamp is beautiful. Wonderful colour and a striplet thrown in for good measure. Perfect. Big love and hugs being sent your way x
Last time I commented I said that the flu bug had returned with a vengeance. And I was so right. I've had a tickly and oh so persistent cough which is now getting better but I have pulled all the muscles in my chest and left side with all the coughing so have been pretty miserable and feeling rather sorry for myself. Thank goodness the cough is now easing but I am still in quite a lot of pain.
Going to sign off for today. Not slept very much at all for a week so the fatigue is now my companion for the foreseeable.
LAINE - just want to point out that you are safe and protected from my sarcastic quips and wisecracks for a wee while but be warned I will be back with a passion x
Sending everyone my love x
Crafty hugs

Janet Wilson said...

Love the peekaboo technique on this card

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue I love this card it is so pretty and I do love the colours
Kathy B x

Karen Drew said...

You can never go wrong with a stripklet die as they are so versatile. Love the colours
Karen xx

liz spooner said...

I love the colours on this one Sue.xx

Barbara (C) said...

I love the Striplet dies they have so many ways to be used as your card today illustrates...

Brenda Ellam said...

Stunning card as always.Have you any thoughts on doing a get well die as I get asked for them all the time.Hope things are improving for you

~Kathy said...

Amazing card... love the use of the striplet three times... great technique... not sure I understand the rest of the instructions... perhaps a video would help me... your cards are always mind-boggling... just gorgeous!

Theresa Pace said...

this is a great little technique. well worth borrowing. and this iris card has such a lovely hue, fab. hugs xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card, especially the stamp you've used with the Alexandra die. Love the strip lets used this way.

Berina RGA said...

Such a pretty card Sue!! Beautiful stamp! As always, the dies are very beautiful and elegant!
Moxie Craftie

Val.S said...

Gorgeous colors in this card,the striplet dies always make a lovely card!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

The first thing that catches my eye about today's beautiful card is the colour, it's stunning and so striking, fast becoming a favourite. You never disappoint with your weekly giveaway cards, they are spectacular and would grace any adoring fans home quite superbly. I am really loving the use of triplicate striplets as a background, I will definitely be investing in a few of the newer releases in my own attempt at recreating your genius. The peek a boo effect is ingenious , I love it ,though I admit that I had to reread the instructions just until it sunk in how it was achieved....what an idiot!....I'm not sure if I have any stamp/ die combinations that will recreate this look so what better excuse than to buy all of the has to be done!:-)
The glorious, if a bit chilly weather is persisting...probably because I haven't needed to venture out.....but no doubt on Friday when I have my manicure appointment the next weather front named Keith or Kevin will arrive on our shores:-)
I've had a quiet day tending to my sick Mum who has a chest infection and high temperature....she's still managing to smoke 20 a day though:-(....I'm playing the dutiful daughter which doesn't come naturally to me:-) but she has COPD and the situation can easily get out of hand. I've been left in charge of Brodie and Darceys new eating plan and the responsibility weighs heavy on pun intended....having to count out their biscuits and prawns seems harsh but Brodie is getting a spare tyre and it is all our fault. You can kill them with kindness but when he sits on the table , green eyes pleading and pawing at me for his prawns my heart melts......
Talking of our fur babies Alison, I'm thinking of little Scamp and her appointment tomorrow, hope all goes wellxxxx
Yvonne, lovely to see you back honey, you are so right, I have missed the sarcasm, barbed comments and borderline offensive behaviour usually characteristic of your posts. Hopefully you will be feeling perkier soon cos it's no fun feeling poorly:-(
Sending my usual hugs to Beth, Pam, Tracy, Lorraine, deb c, Maria,Linda,Theresa, Jan, Rebecca, Saba, Melody , Wheely Bad and all in need of a cuddlexxxx

Crafty hugs


Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Wow gorgeous card, I love it👌💜.

Yvonne nice to see you back, get better soon xx

Laine hope your ok x

Linda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Better late than never. This card is lovely, I particularly like the colours.
Beverley W

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful card, love this Striplet die it looks lovely cut into this Iris card.

Thank you for sharing,
Love Brenda xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
I love this card the colour is beautiful the dies are Gorgeous.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY Hug's hope your doing ok xx

Wheelybad sending you Big Hug's & cuddles for Billy xx

Hug's for friends & everyone xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the design and colour combination.
Di B. x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the striplet dies and this card really shows them off well. Whoever wins this will be very lucky indeed.
Well I spoke too early about Scamp being settled in her cage! Today, as I was trying to wipe up some water in the cage, the little tinker got out and ran upstairs! How on earth she managed to get up the stairs I have no idea but I'm sure it can't have done her fracture any good! I'll probably get told off by the vet tomorrow for letting her escape!
Love and hugs to everyone, love Alison xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card in a gorgeous blue colour.Like the peek a boo effect.

Sherry said...


Romayne said...

Oh my word - that card is simply stunning!!! I'm just drooling at the prospect of maybe winning this draw & getting my hands on it :) x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a very pretty card today !!! I love, love, love the Octagon Striplet Die and have used it several times now. It is a really beautiful design and it is my favourite strip!et in my collection at the moment !!! I love the other dies you have used and that stamp looks fab. I do like your peek a boo technique but unfortunately it is just to much for my brain to understand !!! Great colours to. Thanks for sharing. X x x

Sending you lots of love and special hugs today from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card. Colors are so pretty!

Julie Elli said...

I love this background technique it's like a Moroccan screen!
Beautiful card Sue
Big hug to all the Wilsonettes and the Original Wilson of course.
Julie E

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, one very lucky person that wins it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Love this striplet die.

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card sending beautiful wishes. Love the dies and the iris colour. X

karenlotty said...

Loving how you've used a Striplet die this time around This iris card is soooo pretty

Eunice said...

I love the color of this card. The striplet background is amazing!!!!!!

lorraine (classylady) said...

Oh Sue what a pretty card, love the colour and dies used. You amaze us with your continued inspiration.
Lorraine - Scotland.

Sharon Noble said...

Darling Sue' this is a stunning card your so inspirational thank you so much for bringing us quality designs and wonderful project ideas
Many many thanks
Sharon Noble xxxx

Darlene4527 said...

Very pretty! Love the colours!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card! The stamp is stunning and I'm a big fan of the octogan striplet. It looks purple on my screen, which is always good. Hope each day is getting a tiny bit easier, I have thought about you and your family every day even though I've not been here, big hugs xxx

Laine, you clearly aren't having the easiest time, please don't push yourself too hard though I have the feeling it's a close run thing as to whether the one who tries your patience the most has two legs or four! Big hugs xxx

Alison, cuddles for Scamp, at least she made a break for it after nearly a week and not a day! I bet your heart skipped a beat... But hopefully it means she's healing well, big hugs to both of you XXX

Yvonne, I fully appreciate where you're at, sending big hugs and hope that some energy comes out of somewhere for both of us, big hugs xxx

Lynda, very big hugs for you and those with fur and feather from both Billy and myself XXX

Tracy, the countdown continues. Hope Tuesdays session wasn't too hard on you, big hugs xxx

Molly, Melody & family thinking of you all, big hugs XXX

To all of my blog friends, those mentioned and those not, a big hug and a happy smile. You all have made my life a much, much happier place than it would have been these last 20 something months, This little community is a real lifeline and I'm thankful for all of you and to Sue especially xxx

I haven't done much since I last posted, lots of being still, lots of being sleepy, the brace has been a worthwhile experiment but I need to get something that doesn't leave sore spots in other places. I gave myself a migraine the other day laughing too hard after singing along to the "Shake n'Vac" song, problem was I couldn't stop laughing as I found it funny that it happened, had to wait to stop laughing before I could take the meds! That night something went pop deep in my neck and it's been pretty uncomfortable since there be it there, the head or in outlying areas. I know I need to go push the GP but at the minute I have no energy to fight and argue for what I need, I need to fight a few other corners too but at the minute I'm just doing the minimum I can in order to get by, hence my intermittent presence.

Time for bed and back to sleep, been awake since 11:15pm after all! Billy went in the garden before I started this so that is done and dusted. I hope to see you all as soon as I can, in the meantime I wish you all good things, happiness and time to craft :-) take care of yourselves, hugs to all with lots extra for those who need them,

T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a stunning card. I love the striplet you have used in this creation but then i love all your striplets as they are so versatile. I do make a lot of cards using them as backgrounds like you have on this card. The colours and stamp are beautiful. Take care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Tami Grant said...

Another lovely card in my favorite color. Love the striplet die.

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card again today. Love the stamp! The stamp and die work nicely together. Take time for yourself to heal.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. This striplet is fast becoming a need.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Will have to try this technique. Lovely card . A crafting day for me I think.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Vie Carter said...

would love to win this card


gingernuts said...

Hi Sue, Love the way the striplet is done. the Iris card beautiful. Would love to win
Mavis L x

hazel young said...

Stunning card love the colours x xhazel

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Lyn Hone said...

Hi Sue,

The colours caught me eye!! The design is stunning, just my style - keep the colours simple - let the design do the work!!

Keep Crafting!!


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Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card.
Jennywren x