Sunday, 27 March 2016

For You

Good Sunday morning all!  Happy Easter as well!   This is one of the demo cards from my last shows (way back in December!).  I started by cutting the outer decorative die from the Alexandra set using the inner cutting edge to create a decorative aperture.  I lined it with black to show through by cutting just the same cutting die and lining up the pieces.  I added mounting foam to raise it for dimension.  I cut the inside piece from the Alexandra die in white and backed it with blush card for the outer part of it and used black card for the very centre of it.  I created a channel in the card and cut the Ornate Octagon in black and backed it with blush card.  I glued that piece into the recessed channel below my focal element.  I stamped my sentiment and used the centre of the Alexandra to cut it out.  I inked it with Tattered Rose ink and mounted it in the centre of the card.  Next I cut several of the Orange Blossom in blush and used the open petal to give them a black outline.  I seated the flowers around my focal element and added some pink satin ribbon and the Orange Blossom leaves as accents.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat, a thin blush and black mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/42 in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

Jennifer Smith-Kirk!!!
Tracy W!!!
Jane Franklin!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x







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123 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card as always it is beautiful.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Happy Easter to all.
A lovely card Sue Thank You.
Congratulations to all the winners .
Take care all it seems we are in for another storm. Kitty.

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue.
Congratulations to all comment games winners.
Happy Easter everyone

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Another lovely card, Sue. Very pretty. Congratulations to all the winners.
D x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, lovely colours
Congratulations to the comment game winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the card colour combo and congrats to the winners. Did OK at the show yesterday. Two 2nds and one 3rd and two not placeds. So no red cards this time round. But there were lots of good entries. Feeling tired today though. Happy Easter all.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, happy Easter to you all. A gorgeous card today, I love the striplet, which is one of my favourites.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue and happy Easter today's card is stunning and the design is wonderful

Debs Cards xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, striplet are one of my (many) favourites.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter, Sue and all. Lovely card, everything looks so dainty when you use blush.
So disappointed that H will be off Freeview for the very day of your first show (then plus a couple of weeks), will have to watch online which isn't so good. Could be worse!
Deb C - nice to see your comment yesterday.
Clare W - well done again!

'P' in Wales

Clai01 said...

Happy Easter Sue xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue. I love that striplet, already in my collection, and the flowers, again in my collection, and the colours are so gentle. Thank you. Xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, great use of the striplet as a border. Congratulations to all the comment game winners. Sue XXX

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful card. I really love the black and blush together.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw congratulations to all the winners x

nattyboots said...

Gorgeous card Sue , loving the soft color .
Congrats to your winners
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue . Like the colours. Congratulations to all winners. JJxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all
Thank you for another beautiful card, the shapes and colours go so well together.
Shame about Hochanda being off air, will have to kick hubby out and watch on sky!!!
Online version keeps buffering😢
Congratulations to all you lucky winners!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T 🙂🐣🐣🐣💐

auscrafts said...

Like the colours of this one

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Beautiful card today.Love the blush card with the black.
Jan

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Happy Easter everyone!
Beautiful card today - it is stunning. Love the colours!
Congratulations winners!
Anne M xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Easter
A lovely card today.
Congratulations to all the winners
Maggie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very Happy Easter to you and all your blog followers.
Today's card is beautiful and I love the blush and black colour combination.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue and Happy Easter, very pretty I like the blush card!!!
Congratulations to the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely design especially with the blush and black contrast.
Jan
Northampton

Scottydog said...

Happy Easter Sue and all your crafty friends!

A very pretty but at the same time a very striking card.

Congratulations to all the winners.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, Happy Easter to you too. This card is gorgeous, lovely and very effective colour combo. Congratulations to the comment game winners. Bx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue. Happy Easter x xhazel

Jenny wren said...

Good morning Sue and A very Happy Easter, another perfect card loving the colours.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Love and crafty hugs to everyone.
Jennywren x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, Happy Easter Everyone, Sue your card is beautiful, just love your flowers.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

TDQ Karen said...

Happy Easter Sue, lovely card, congratulations to all the winners

Jane Franklin said...

A very pretty card and I like the touch of black although I'm not normally a fan of black on cards, its just something about this card that it adds to. If that makes sense! I'm chuffed to be a winner, thank you. Luv jxxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Happy Easter Sue, a really beautiful card !
Have a great day,
XxxRuth

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue your card is sweet. Love the combination of colours. Congrats to all the winners. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue, love it.

gr karin van eijk

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I just love it. Happy Easter I hope that you can enjoy your day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

carol quinn said...

Stunning card, love the striplet
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, Congratulations to all the winners

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Easter to you too. Lovely card, really must treat myself to this striplet.
Winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

sandy acland said...

Lovely!!

Sandy (tort)

dmj rom kettering said...



Another lovely card, Sue, Happy Easter to you and yours, and everyone else on this forum!




Doreen x

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card

Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Easter congrats to the winners, great xard too

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, the blush and black look lovely together.
B xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Happy Easter, I hope you are have just a little break. I love this card, the black just makes it pop.

Love Rosemarie x x

Lynne L said...

Happy Easter Sue today's card is beautiful I love the dimension it has with the recessed dies & the colours are lovely I hope you & all the followers of your blog have a lovely Easter weekend

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, on a weird day so far weve had rain and sun but at the moment Im trying to convince hubby to take the dog for a walk. Another beautiful card love the design. Happy Easter to you Sue and the family. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

June Horrocks said...

God bless for Easter sue love today's card it's so beautiful thank you congrats to the winners
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today, really soft colours with the pop of black - it shows of the striplet die beautifully. Thank you for sharing.
Hope you have a lovely relaxing Easter.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners and well done Claire at the show yesterday xxx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. The Tattered rose ink looks so pretty with the touch of black.

Annie P
xxx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card today, love striplets! Happy Easter everyone.
Congrats to all the winners.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Michele

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Easter to everyone.
Absolutely stunning card & I just love your striplet dies.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Just noticed Hochanda will be off air!!! I have I missed the reason why?
Love the card today the Orange Blossom flowers are so pretty!
Well done to the comment winners!
Take cae
Love Marg

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This card says 1920s elegance to me. The colours are lovely.

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, Happy Easter Sunday to everyone, such a beautiful card the colours really go together, well done to all the lucky winners, enjoy your gift, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, Happy Easter Sunday to everyone, such a beautiful card the colours really go together, well done to all the lucky winners, enjoy your gift, Johanna

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sending Easter Blessings to you and all Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has a lovely day. Beautiful card today, I love all of the elements.

Clare W - well done on your 2nd's and 3rd's. So much depends on the judges personal taste don't you think.

Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Frances

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Happy Easter to all. Love the card . love Jean Z xxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card,love these colours together.
Happy Easter everyone.
Congratulations to the winners.

Val Jones said...

Haooy Easter Sue and all.
Sensational card Sue.
Congrats to the winners.
Love Val in Spain x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the orange blossom die.
Congratulations to today's winners.
Have a Happy Easter everyone xx
Take care Jess

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another of your beautiful cards. The colours are gorgeous and i just love all your striplet dies. Congrats to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

hotpotato said...

Happy Easter Sue. x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Happy Easter Sue.
Thank you for another stunning card.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
HAPPY EASTER ALL ....
What a very pretty card today love the colours.
Congrats to all the winners
Hugs to all Sarah xxx

Lisbeth said...

Happy Easter Sue. A very pretty card for today's post. I have just received the ornate octagon die but haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I had forgotten just how pretty the blush card is so I must have a look to see if I have any left in my crafty stash. Inspired again!!!

Lisbeth

Sam Smithard said...

To My Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Yet Again Today's Card Has Blown My Mind Away I Truly
Love The Tremendous Colour Pallette That You've Decided To Use
Like Yourself I Love To See Black On A Card, It Looks Wonderful
With The Extremely Beautiful Blush And Coconut White.
You've Used A Exquisite Die "The Alexandra Die Set" To Cut Your
Beautiful Aperture, It Looks Fabulous Lined In Black To Make It Pop...
I Love The Channel In The Card Where You've Used The Very Stunning
"Octagon Die" In Black It Looks Awesome...
Then Using Those Very Beautiful "Orange Blossom" Flowers And Leaves
I Love Everything About Today's Outstanding Carding Its Striking, Elegant,
Rich And Very Opulent.
Thank You Sue For Sharing, You Inspire Me Daily And I Truly Appreciate It.
Sue And Colin Happy Easter.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes "Happy Easter" Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Enjoy....
Hugs To Lancashire Steph "Happy Easter"
Well This Morning Fooled Me And My Husband Neither Of Us Realised The Clocks Went Forward So It Was A Shock,
I Always Get Up Early Because Of The Boys, After We Came Back From Our Walk I Was Shocked To See On The Television The Time Was An Hour Later What Am I Like!!!!!!

SueJ said...

A lovely card Sue, love the blush, black and white.

Congratulations to all the winners.
Happy Easter everyone, have a lovely day.

Kate's Cards said...

Happy Easter. Thank you for another stunning card.

Beverley said...

Hi Sue,
Am loving this colour combination so classy.xxxx
Beverley W

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue happy Easter love the card great colours

karenlotty said...

So pretty the blush and black together look stunning I'd never have thought to put the two together Happy Easter Sue Even I (being diabetic!) will partake in a little bit of Easter egg chocolate you can't beat the thin crispiness of an Easter egg shell

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.
Lovely card as always. Remember u doing this one. I think the black just makes it pop!!

Happy Easter everyone love to all xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps congrats to the winners xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good Easter Sunday Sue & Wilsonetts
Sue Gorgeous card today love the dies you have used & the pop of black brilliant.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Happy Easter too TRACY, WEELYBAD,BETH,DEBS C, LAIN,YVONNE,,& all my friends have a lovely day
don't eat to many chocolate eggs hihi

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Happy Easter to you and all the Wilsonetts
Beautiful card, I really love the Ornate Octagon Die, and use it a lot. The blush card is such a pretty colour also.
Wendyx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Easter to all.
Thank you for inspiring us with all your beautiful cards.
Véronique L

Pat said...

Happy Easter Sue. Love the card. :) That is a different colour combination that works and I really like it. :)
Patxxx

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners....

Such a striking card and the color contrast is beautiful.

Happy Easter!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, I like the colours - using black is always so elegant.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I like Black and White cards and the hint of blush looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Easter all.

Congratulations Jennifer Smith-Kirk, Tracy W and Jane Franklin.

Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, with the Sue Wilson elegance about it. Black/white and blush - LOVELY.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the piercing detail of the Alexandria die it makes a lovely aperture

Clare W congratulations on your successes at the show
Congratulations to today's winners enjoy your prizes

Hugs and a very happy Easter everyone
Pat

terrie said...

Such a beautiful card ...it turned out really nice...well done Sue

Susan White said...

Lovely hint of black to set off those dies. Congrats to this week's comment game winners, and Happy Easter to all, Susan x

Tressa said...

Gorgeous card. Love the blush/black/white combination. I had a feeling the outer orange blossom dies would have to be added to the whole ones and you have just confirmed it with this card. Thanks for yet more inspiration.

Teresa

ursula said...

So very pretty Sue, love all the colour combination, so striking...luv Ursula xx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the trio of winners! LOVE the addition of the blush to this black and white stunner! I think the blush really pops against the black and white!!! TFs!
Happy Easter!

IVY Cheong said...

Happy Easter Sunday to you and family! Another inspirational card, thank you, Ivy C x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
Alexandra die will make a great halloween spiders web for halloween. Cracking die. Very nice card.
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, thank you. The dies are lovely.

Congratulations to the blog winners.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Dawn Holben said...

This is a gorgeous card and another fab way of using the octagon die.
Just beautiful and I really love it.

Eunice said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the combinations of black and blush. I must try a channel card they look so elegant.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Easter Sunday Smiles to you Sue. Well done Jane, finding your confidence has well and true my paid off, I'm thrilled for you.

You have used one of my all time favourite pastel shades on today's card, I just adore this delicate pink, and along with the black is scrumptious. I really really like this striplet and hoping to see more in your new collection. I've seen some stunning cards made with this die, and after just returning from market, I can put my 'pocket money' towards saving for it.
The Easter bunny has been overly kind this year and left 'on your special Day' and the New Zealand tag dies along with some foil (Debbie Stevens) fault lol, so guess i'll be having some crafting fun next week - must try a shaker card next week as you have shown me there is nothing to be worried about (unless I don't use enough mounting foam) to keep all bits in lol ! I'm so looking forward to ordering and receiving the new CE medium - oh dear, I'm tired so my brain is refusing to work lol, time to sign out and rest, so I'll send my usual hugs to you Sue and those lovely friends made here and on fb - you know who you are xxx

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Easter to everybody.
Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs.

Janet Wilson said...

gorgeous card

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a pretty card, love the colour combo.

Congratulations to the winners.

Wishing everybody a happy Easter.

Love and hugs Brenda XXX

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very Pretty card today

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs to all and Happy Easter Day

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love the colour combination of your card today. The blush, white and touch of black has made such a beautiful card.
Happy Easter to everyone.
Lesley S x

liz spooner said...

Such a lovely colour combination with the blush Sue, Happy Easter.xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I know it's a bit late but I hope you and all the ladies have had a lovely Easter Day.
Today's card is so pretty, and the colour is gorgeous.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Happy Easter! And what a beautiful card to celebrate such a wonderful occasion, it's equally, if not more, scrumptious than the Thornton chocolate eggs I have sitting half scoffed:-) I just adore the colour palette, blush, black and white, it reminds me of some Art Deco cross stitch roses I had framed in black. The ornate octagon is a current favourite of mine, I used it on my mums Easter card AND Mothers Day card. I really will have to build up my tag collection though because they are so versatile. An opulent and stylish creation Sue, thanks for yet more inspiration of the highest standard.
It's been busy busy busy this Easter with hair, nail, doctors, hospital appointments so my tail is in a spin. My brother visited today and put his and my life in his hands by changing the light fitting in my bathroom. I have been managing on one of the five bulbs for some time now which has definite advantages, mainly being that my face is in permanent soft lighting making the ravages of time less obvious:-) it took us two hours with William on a chair with a broken screwdriver and no natural light....I stood there with my arm stretched holding my mobile to provide a glimmer of light.....when it was eventually 'fixed' we turned the electricity back on but with no success:-( . Thus another dismantling of said light resulted in the discovery of a loose wire that the faulty screwdriver couldn't secure, the only solution being a trip to B&Q for a new one.....I didn't have the energy to change my nightwear so I threw on a winter coat and went in my slippers with the fashion police in hot pursuit:-), it seemed silly just getting dressed for a five minute trip, mad I know but many people do it nowadays....at least I didn't have heated rollers in as well! Screwdriver purchased we set about testing the light again after securing the wire and hey presto, let there be light!
William made the fatal mistake of boasting about his prowess.....at making a proper trifle ladies!....so I coerced him into promising to make me one next weekend, who can resist the prospect of a good british classic with custard, sponge fingers, jelly and fruit?mmmmm!
Whilst I was distracted this afternoon, Brodie took the opportunity to ransack my craftroom stealing a roll of organza ribbon and hiding it in the spare bedroom.....I think he had aspirations of creating an Easter card for his mummy but couldn't open the cupboard to reach the cosmic shimmer glue:-)
Congrats to all the recent winners, especially Deb C, how lovely to see you back on the blog, you're much missedxxx
Easter hugs to Yvonne, Beth, Maria, Theresa, Alison and scamp, Lynda, Lorraine, Linda, jan, Rebecca, p and miss pushy and pamxxx
Best wishes to all, enjoy your chocolate treatsxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Littlelamb said...
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Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, I was reading your post and could not believe it when I saw my name in lights, thank you so much for the opportunity to win a prize and congrats to Tracy W and Jane Franklin - Yay!!!! X X X

Brooke Bont said...

beautiful card

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Once again a very stunning and elegant card. Love the dies.
Di B. x

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the intricate dies you have used!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Myra said...

Happy Easter Sue,
Happy Easter Everyone,
Sorry I'm so late but just wanted to say that I love this card! Thank you . Xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Happy Easter everyone
love the black and white with the touch of blush and the ornate octagon is one of those "didn't think I needed it but I regret not getting it" dies lol !
congratulations to the winners
hugs
Muriel x

iReneM said...


A beautiful card

x

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. Like Muriel I didn't think I needed the Ornate Octagon striplet but you've shown us so many gorgeous cards using it in many different ways that I had to get it.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

A real Sue Wilson special this, love it hugs x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I'm so sorry I didn't comment yesterday not a very good day for me. Your card is absolutely beautiful and Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosie said...

Another stunning card Sue...
Congratulations to all the winners
L Rosie xxxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Congratulations to the winners. Belated happy Easter. I had no Internet yesterday as we did not go out.

Laura O' Connor said...

love the flowers and the striplet die [stunning way you used it],Laura O

Vie Carter said...

Very pretty

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another stunning card. Am loving the look of the orange blossom flowers and they look great with the black outline. Kind regards
YvonneMayxx

julie laz said...

Omgoodness love it sue, wow crafty hugs Julie laz xxx