Saturday, 12 March 2016

Garland Border

Hello blog friends!  Today's video shows you that floral elements can be used as more than just accents.  The Petite Peony Cluster makes a great garland border for your cards too.

The winner of this weeks Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Laura O'Connor!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at To confirm your address and claim your card.

The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. You don't need awards from Craft Beautiful, you are and always will be top spot No 1 star in our eyes.
Congratulations Laura
Hugs to all including my special people who have been through so much

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card and gorgeous colour. Congratulations Laura lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card,pretty flowers and gorgeous colours.
Congratulations to Laura.

Tina T said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely card, your talent amazes me, something new everyday!!!
A brilliant use of a border die, the blue really makes it 'pop'.
Congratulations to Laura!!
Love and crafty hugs to crafters all.
Tina T xxxx

nzillingworth said...


tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card sue love the design will copy this one for my mum's friends 80th she would love it thank you I can craft along with you as I watch the video congratulations to Laura thank you tracyw x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful card, I love the little peonies and daisies, use them all the time but they don't look this pretty.
congratulations Laura
have a lovely weekend
Muriel x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card again today. Spring has sprung and I love your flowers.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video Thank you.
Congratulations to Laura.
Have a good weekend all, and take care, Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love everything about this card, and another fabulous video - thank you. Congratulations Laura. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Sue XXX

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Dearest Sue, I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this little die. It maybe little but you can do so many things with it. I received it as a gift from Andy as he knows how much I appreciate, love, and need your floral dies, there is hardly one female card in my basket that doesn't have some floral element to it, and this treasure is as versatile as your configuration collection, I enjoy not only having the underneath flowers but cutting extra to form and layer on top - sometimes off set, it makes such a beautiful addition to projects. I fell in love with this card when I first saw it and love it more each time I see it, that pop of colour just makes you smile.
I've been wanting to make a card for our Tina E but where do you start Sue when it's not the card I was planning to send ? My heart is still aching so much for the family.
I hope with each new day you are finding that card that 'helps' you to smile a little more too Sue. Sending love and hugs to you and my dear friends this Saturday xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh such a beautiful card today, I love the colours but the dies you have used really bring the card together beautifully, I have now got to have a play.

Enjoy your Saturday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card the colour is gorgeous!!!
Congratulations to Laura!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, a pretty border. Will watch video later. Congratulations Laura. JJxx

nattyboots said...

Another beauty Sue, i love it !.
Congrats to Laura.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is another of your beautiful cards. The little peony dies are gorgeous and so versatile just like your striplet dies. The colours are beautiful as well as the flowers. The overall layout is stunning. This is another one to try. Thanks for another great video Sue. Congratulations to Laura on winning this weeks card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Marion Bull said...

Such a pretty card Sue. The little peonies are delightful - yer another great video. Thank you Sue!

Maggie B xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

What a pretty card. Love it.
D x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, beautiful flowers and colour.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card today, Sue, love the way you created the focal element with the Grace dies and the floral border just gorgeous too. Great video as ever, thanks.
Laine - hope you're okay after the mammoth migraine and Brodie's great escape. What with that and the total stress of changing your hairdresser !!! Know the feeling, been there on all three counts, too.
Well done to Laura on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Don't know who won at Craft Beautiful - but will echo Pam's comment.
Had to skip an ad for a holiday in Barbados to get on the blog today?? Was sorely tempted, though!

Loraine Jefferis said...

Another wonderful card today Sue. I don't know how you keep thinking of all these different and beautiful designs every day. I have the daisy cluster die which I haven't used yet. I'm going to try making the card with that. Congratulations to the winner of your card. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

carol edwards said...

Oh Sue this is simply beautiful. The colours, the dies and your design, beautiful. Congratulations to Laura. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the cute little flowers and the use of white on white. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats to Laura.
Have a great day everyone.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really nice card today. Love it!
Anne M xxx

Joan D said...

An absolutely stunning card. The colour combo is love,

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Sue, love the border, xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Love this card Sue. I have the octagon striplet, it's gorgeous, so versatile. I must get the Grace die now. Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty lovely colours

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I have the striplet and NEED the other dies. Love that garland. The fine line glue applicator looks brilliant, I have never seen it any where but on your videos, can you tell me where I can get hold of it ? It must be so useful. Thank you. Xx

Anne said...

This is so pretty,Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card it's gorgeous, i don't know how you keep coming up with these designs, but I am glad you do I would be lost without the inspiration you give me.
Have a great day

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue your peony die is gorgeous so versatile. Must add it to my wish list . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card again today

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a pretty card, love it...I have Grace and the little Daisy Cluster so will have a go with those to cobble up something similar - thanks for the inspiration...

Congratulations to Laura


A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely way to use the peony cluster. Must try it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I absolutely love this card and the colour you have chosen makes it so elegant. Will be watching your video a little later. Sending best wishes

carol quinn said...

Wow, beautiful
Congratulations to Laura


marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
So pleased I have both of these Dies, just need to watch the Video for inspiration!
Sweet card Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Sue this is such a gorgeous card. I love everything about it. The dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I've recently bought the petite peony cluster but wouldn't have thought to use it like this.
B xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Once again simply beautiful...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is beautiful, love it

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really gorgeous & could be used for so many occasions.

Congrats to the card winner.


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love everything about it :-) Congratulations to Laura. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty, delicate and feminine card with a great tutorial, thank you.
Congratulations to Laura. X

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I m off to watch the video now

Hugs Debs Cards xxx

dmj from kettering said...

What a stunning card, Sue, love it!!!!

Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This card is so so pretty. I would just love to get a card like that, so clean and fresh. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Love Rosemarie x x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a delicate and beautiful card you have given us today
I love the floral design
I hope that everyone is well
Have a good weekend folks and hugs to those that need one
Theresa. G x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today the flower boarder really springs out with the blue background. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations Laura xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty border the die has made, lovely card. SueL x

hazel young said...

Stunning card love the colours Sue x xhazel

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and love the flower borders
and the like the colours too.
Marion H

Jan on the Fosse said...

How beautiful the card is today.I have this flower die I really must use it with the blue it looks stunning.
Thank you for your ideas

sued99 said...

A really gorgeous card. I love how your dies have he separate cutting edge to them.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I do love the peony cluster it is so useful. Thanks as always for the great video. I will echo Pams comment this is the No1 blog and you are the No1 crafter, thank you for everything you do for us
Congratulations to Laura on winning the Wednesday card

Hugs and best wishes everyone

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is fantastic. I absolutely love the layout and the colours. Well done Laura on winning the giveaway card. Have a great day all. Bx

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card again today. I like your idea of using the striplet die as a background to the sentiment topper.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I don't know and neither do I care who won the Crafts Beautiful award, but for all your talent and hard work you should sweep the boards with every award going! You will ALWAYS be our number 1 and receive all our support.
Back to today's card, it is beautiful I love the blue it makes the card pop! I love all your flower dies (well actually I love all your dies lol!) thanks for sharing.
Hugs to Tina E
Congratulations to Laura!
Hugs to all that need one X
Heather T

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card love the colours & dies used Congratulations to Laura

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card love the colours & dies used Congratulations to Laura

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite I just love your flowers. Congratulations to Laura. Yvonne xx

June Horrocks said...

Sooooo beautiful sue I love this card I love this card you are one gifted lady thank you love and special prayers June Horrocks xxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue adore this card, certainly has the wow factor

Jan.moogie said...

Love everything about this card from the colours to the dies. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day,hugs x

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the design the diecuts are so pretty to. I think it would make a fabulous Anniversary card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Oh this morning card is s delight. Just so pretty.
I agree too sue you will always be my no 1 crafter.

Congrats to Laura on her win xx

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card I love it, the peony cluster has just shot to the top of my wish list, I love the colour it's beautiful, great video too. Congratulations to Laura, hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card I love it, the peony cluster has just shot to the top of my wish list, I love the colour it's beautiful, great video too. Congratulations to Laura, hugs to all Johanna

sandy acland said...

A beautiful card!!

Sandy (tort)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another gorgeous card, love the border you have created, I have the other die in this set, and have used it much, made wreath cards with it for my two daughters birthdays.
Thanks for another great video.
Have a good day.

Aspiring crafter said...

This is such a pretty and uplifting card Sue and the flower border is gorgeous.
Love the colours, love the card!!
Hope you are doing ok Sue , have a good weekend,

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty card the little swag die is so useful. Have a good weekend love from Jackie xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card,amazing to me how you keep coming up with new ideas,I'm really glad you do,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats Laura, a very pretty card Sue.

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue. :) I like the garlands. :)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card made even prettier by the colours.
Evis M.

Bejay Roles said...

|Morning, Sue,
What a stunning card! This flower die is on my wish list along with the lattice window striplet...and it's climbing up to the top pretty fast. I would never have thought to use it the way you have on this card...what it is to have such a creative mind :)
Bejay x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Paula said...

Such a pretty, feminine card Sue, and once again it's in my favourite colours! :) I can't wait to watch the video, must get the kettle on for my regulation cuppa so I can watch the video in comfort.
Congratulations to Laura, our winner this week, and hugs to all in need.
Paula x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue and ladies, gorgeous card today, love the colours you have used.
This design is so useful for all occasions, thank you for your inspiration
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Tressa said...

Very pretty and delicate card. I have the striplet but now I want the others as well but as I make so few cards, can I justify it? Decisions, decisions!!!!!!!! The same applies to the wisteria card when I have so many others. I have this feeling that want is going to overcome need sometime shortly!! Ouch!


Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today and I love that colour.
Hoping to get some of your flower dies for my birthday which is coming up soon.
Congratulations to Laura, enjoy your card.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I have the flower die, thank you for showing another way to use it xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, this card is so pretty it would have to be given to someone special, it is that beautiful. Have a fabulous weekend. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, youre defininitely the queen of craft and my number 1.
beeautiful card yet again.
love Val in Spain xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Your peony cluster die is so pretty. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card Sue and wouldn't it make the most gorgeous wedding card for a lucky couple. The small peony cluster does make a beautiful garland but it would make an equally gorgeous circle frame. Thank you Sue for yet another stunning WOW to keep us on our toes.
Congratulations Laura, i hope that you really enjoy your new piece of inspiration when it arrives.
The brain is on strike this weather, i think it has went missing in action and forgotten the road back home so i will leave with sending hugs to Tracey (i hope you are getting back some energy flower and feel more like yourself soon), Tina E and her family, and to anyone else that needs one or could just do with one,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the flower borders look wonderful, great colours, shapes and composition.

Thank you

Congratulations to Laura.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

ursula said...

This is just so pretty Sue, love the border you have made.....luv Ursula xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card. Love the hint of colour in it.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm with Pearl, peony clusters and one of my favourite dies - striplets - (but then I think I'd be hard pushed to really find a favourite as I love them all) make this beautiful card. Colours - sheer elegance. Grea video, too.
Hugs, Rose

SueJ said...

Really lovely card Sue, I have this die so will use it this way.
Thank you so much for all your inspiration.

Congratulations Laura, enjoy your card.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

Anonymous said...

Love everything about this card Sue


June x

hettygarlick said...

So pretty!

iReneM said...


The peony cluster borders are so pretty.


Karen Drew said...

This card is so pretty.
Karen xx

Annie Pennington said...

Absolutely stunning card today Sue.

Annie P

Gillyflower said...

What a very pretty card Sue - I love everything about it! Thank you, hugs Gilly x

terrie said...

What a pretty card...I like the borders and the color...well done Sue

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Byooo-tee-ful!!! Stunning. The combination of the gorgeous colour and the absolute charm and elegance of the grace and peony cluster die makes for such a delight to behold x
Only 20 more sleeps to go Sue. Your appearance on Hochanda is exciting me now so I have an awful feeling that my anticipation of this event is going to instigate a state of hysteria
Congratulations Laura - please try and be gentle with your postman x
OMG - has the world gone mad? You and your blog are by far the best that there is. Can't believe you were overlooked - what do they know - never liked crafts beautiful anyway x
On a serious note, this blog is so much more than 'just a blog'. It is a wonderful forum for us all to chat with likeminded people and make friends. We are all one big happy family and I find it is such a tonic. There have been times when I feel under the weather and frankly quite miserable but I know that when I have been on the blog it gives me a buzz and always manages to make me smile x
Your dies are quite simply far superior to anyone else's' and it is evident from the comments that you are responsible for quite a few of us on the verge of declaring bankruptcy! Lol x
And then there are your cards - well where should I start? To find one word to depict their absolute beauty and superior genius is impossible. Perfection is a word that springs to mind so I will settle with that.
You can rest assured that you are by far the most deserving individual and worthy winner who should sweep the board in every single category x
LAINE - you weren't well so was giving you a few days to settle back in but if you go back to Wednesday's comment I hurled much abuse in your direction. Can't believe you told everyone that I had sent you a pressie - we don't want them thinking we like each other. I don't know, next you'll be wanting to come and stay!!! Your self esteem may be trying to claw its way back but I think your image is tarnished beyond repair (by me). How the mighty have fallen. How much colouring have you done? x
Really having trouble with my sleep patterns at the moment. Wondering if I am turning into a vampire. Cannot sleep during the hours of darkness and then completely zonked during the day. of course this is a sure fire way for a vicious circle of complete madness and desperately trying to stay awake during the day which is not proving too successful at the moment. If anyone has any suggestions which do not involve large amounts of alcohol (Laine) or sleeping tablets then please share x
Lots of love to everyone. Hope you are enjoying a restful Saturday and enjoying whatever it is that you are up to.
Crafty hugs

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, another really lovely card, I have these dies so will be having a go at this one shortly. Thank you for the video which is usual great and so easy to follow.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous card! The new garland pieces give the card a sense of rhythm when used as a border. Love it!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Such an elegant and pretty card. So gentle in its colouring.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Sue love that the flowers are in purple great design
Gr Karin

lilysmum said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone, pretty card again Sue, thank you for sharing. I haven't watched the video yet but will later. Congrats to Laura for winning your card, hoping all are well. Hugs, Theresa x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a Beautiful Card. It's so pretty and delicate and the colour is lovely/ Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Laura O'Connor.

Best wishes

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
What Can I Say!!!! Other Than Another Outstanding Perfect Beautiful
Card And Tremendous Video With Tips And Techniques.
I Love Today's Card In The Beautiful "Coconut White/Iris Foundation Card" The Colours
Are Stunning, I Haven't Got All The Dies But I'm Sure I Could Try To Achieve Something
Similar, I Have "The Truly Stunning Petite Peony" This Is A Stunning Die Set....
But I Don't Have "The Ornate Octagon Die"
Or "The Grace Die" But I'm Sure One Of My Other Striplet Dies Could Do The Job Just As Well,
Although Not As Good As Yours Lol!!!!!
I Really Liked How You Cut Your "Ornate Octagon" In Half To Make It Look Longer On Your Card,
Also I Just Love "The Fabulous Grace Die" From The Frames And Tags Collections.
Any Thing Circular That I Need At Present I Use From Your First Set Of Dies That You Brought Out
They Do The Job Just As Well Until I Purchase More.
Take Great Care "My Dear Friend I'm Thinking Of You And Colin"
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes "Congratulations To Laura O'Conner" For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy.....
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Janette MacArthur said...

Wow! This card is perfect - the little peonies are another 'must have' - stunning!

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, the iris colored card was just the accent it needed!!!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

'Bootiful.....just Bootiful!' In the words of a famous turkey farmer of the 80's and an appropriate assessment of today's gorgeous card. This is going straight in the must do, no questions asked folder for when the peony cluster arrives....yes, I went straight to ebay and bought it on the strength of this card.....luckily I have all the other components so I can justify a little splash of my cash...just hope the postman comes when my mums back is turned because I promised not to buy until Sues upcoming shows. Oops!
Yes Yvonne, I'm counting down the days until our great leader appears and my credit card is twitching in anticipation of the event,I have it in training because it's going to be a marathon affair and heavy on the purse strings:-)
I can't believe that Sue has been overlooked either, it's a disgrace and in no wY a reflection of her greatness. All other blogs pale in comparison, and don't get me started on die designs because you lead Sue and the rest follow in your gifted wake. I don't get the same enthusiasm and inspiration from viewing other blogs and you have managed to create a lovely, kind and caring community of people united in their shared appreciation of will always be number 1 in my eyesxxxx
Struggling to get motivated today, it's one of those dull, nondescript days when your body just can't get moving as quickly as your mind would like. Unlike Yvonne I'm getting plenty of sleep....barring the occasional interruptions from fact, I think that I could gratefully sleep all day if given the option so no, I'm afraid I don't have any useful tips for the insomniac.....I don't mind admitting to be rather hurt by the suggestion that I would condone the use of alcohol as a sedative, I find it more useful as a companion when I fancy a night of unbridled fun and debauchery:-) Maybe a bath and a rub down from some unsuspecting beefcake would help Yvonne......mmmmm!
Even though you give me plentiful cause to attack and defend my good name I must say that you have endeared yourself to me temporarily Yvonne after your thoughtful posting of the stamped images...are you trying to keep me otherwise engaged whilst you plan your next move of attack? Don't worry, I don't think anyone will be confusing us as friends, though your kind offer of accommodation may come in useful in the future, I'm litter trained and don't need many walks cos I'm little....I come with my own food and I've been recently vaccinated:-)
Wheely bad, have you been well enough to test out your new wheels? Silver stone here you come:-)
Linda, how are your fur babies? Managed any more walks with them?
Alison, all my love to you and Scamp, Brodie would send his but he's abit territorialxxx
Tracy, how are you feeling my love?
Hugs to all my buddies P, Pam, Beth, deb c, Maria, Theresa, Lorraine and Melody, plus anyone else who fan us a cuddlexxx
Love Saturday nights with Ant and Dec, always makes me smile:-)
Have a good weekend my lovelies


Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sandra and everyone.
Gorgeous card Sue and the blue makes it really pop.
Hope you are well and thank you for helping me to get
hold of a new handle for the GC, now it works a treat.

Congrats to Laura for winning the Wednesday card.
Sending special hugs to anyone who need one for one reason
or other.
Sorry can't help you Yvonne reg. sleep. mine has been funny
for years. The moon is a very good friend. Hope you can
fix it somehow and you can tell me how. You and Lorraine make
me giggle so much even through your problems you keeping the
happy stories coming, hope that Brodie is alright after his escape' ?
Hope all cats and dogs are fine, always a worry if they are poorly.
Just like the kids whichever age they are.
Wheelybad ,hope your migraine has lifted and you feeling better.
Tracy,no more chemo ! How wonderful is that. Hope you are ok.

Is spring on it's way ? really hope so to lift anyone's mood.

Hugs to all Wilsonette's and my good friends,
Maria x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful card!
Love the way you have used the dies :))

CraftyJo said...

This is beautiful :)

Suebak said...

How pretty is the garland border. It just goes to show you have to see it made up. Good chice of colours.

Susan x

barbara macaskill said...

Happy Saturday to all the Wilsonettes and Sue! Today's yummy make is just what I needed! Thanks!! I can see the flower garland in many different colors making it either playful or elegant! Love it when a make can be altered so easily to fit many occasions!
Hope you all have a fantabulous weekend and get in lots of crafty time!!! See you tomorrow!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant and pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

lilian said...

Hi Sue, wow what a stunning card, really love the colour and those little flowers.

I too can't wait for you to be back on our screens, credit card waitin

Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lindsay Martin said...

Wow, Sue, a few more beautiful cards this week, love you lattice striplet, it looks so very versitile, today's with the flowers is gorgeous using it for a border, so much inspiration yet again x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card that I love. I have the octagon striplet but sadly not the other two die sets (they are on the list!) I think that with some judicial placing of the flowers I do have I may be able to come up with something along these lines. Thanks yet again for the inspiration.

Laura O'Connor - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy your lovely card.


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Well, you've done it again, this is beautiful.
Congratulations Laura, enjoy your card.
Love to all in pain or suffering in mind or body, and to all carers.
Maureen xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & just watched the video to see how you created it.
Love the Petite Peony Cluster die which looks so pretty when cut out & used as a garland as you have shown & must get that one.
Love the colours you have used & everything about this gorgeous design.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

liz spooner said...

This is so pretty Sue. I look at it and think of spring.xx

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, love the border die. Stunning card. Have a good weekend, Ivy C x

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Another beautiful card, i have this die but not really got round to playing with it, will have to give this card a go.

hugs pat xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a great card. Love the colours, and the dies you've used. Congratulations to Laura.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have the daisies so will try it with that. Thank you. Enjoyed the video.

karenlotty said...

Very pretty card today Live the colours

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful. so delicate and lacey, hugs xx

Laura O' Connor said...

I am delighted to be picked foe the Wed card giveaway ,love the card today lacy feel to it ,Laura O

TOB said...

hi Sue, beautiful card. Congrats Laura. Hugs Theresa xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Stunningly beautiful card today, I absolutely love it.
Congratulations to Laura xx
Been struggling today with a stonking headache that hasn't quite materialised into a migraine, but it's pretty close. Scamp has wanted to be out of the cage and been wowling all day which hasn't helped. I think she's realised I'm not feeling brilliant as she's now curled up in her basket fast asleep. Laine will have to read about Brodie's escape in the morning, but sending love and hugs xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and video. The cluster die is so beautiful and the card could be made in many other colours.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, and I agree with everyone else you are number 1 end of!!

Congratulations Laura x

Hugs to all

Linda xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous & beautiful card for us today Sue I love everything about it. The flowers are so pretty down the sides of the card.
Sue your always NO ONE in my eyes. Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally again.Also on Hochanda.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Alison So sorry your struggling with your bad headache I hope it dosen't turne into a migraine sending you Hug's xx

Laine my fur babies are fine thank you Annie is doing ok now on her heart tablets it was a bit scary as she is 13 now.
& we went for walk with them up the park & going tomorrow too.( I hope you ment me )
You & Yvonne do make me laugh please don't change. Love your banta ,YVONNE sorry no help with the non sleeping as I don't sleep well either. Take care both of you Hug's xxxx

Wheelybad how are you my friend hope your starting to feel better
have you managed trying your new wheels out yet. sending you Hug's & cuddles for Billy.xxxx

Tracy sending your daily Hug's my friend. Xxx

TIna E you & the family are in my thoughts & prayers
sending you all Hug's love Lynda xxx

Hug's for friends & all Wilsonettes xx


Another stunner. Thanks Sue. I have all the dies I need for a look-a-like so will be pinching this idea for sure. X

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Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

This is such a pretty card. I love all of the dies you have used. WishList for AP getting longer.

Love Brenda xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW WOW !!! Todays card just has to be one of my most favourites of all the cards you have made this year !! I really, really love everything about it. It is absolutely gorgeous !! I have the Ornate Octagon Striplet and I was lucky enough to get the cute little Peony Cluster dies from my step daughter for Mothers Day !! Now I just need to buy the Grace Die set so that I can make my own version of todays fabulous card. I love the look of the Iris colour card to but am saving my pennies for Alley Palley at the moment. I am even going to have to sit on my hands when you have your shows on Hochanda at the beginning of April. What a nightmare !! Thanks for your fab video to Sue. I really do find them so helpful and inspiring. To me Sue, you will always be my number one crafty hero. Thank you for today's stunning card and video. X x x
Always thinking of you Sue. Sending you lots of love and special hugs from Tres x x x

Congratulations to Laura x x x

Sending lots of love and special hugs to Tina E and family today. You are always in my thoughts from Tres x x x

Sandy H said...

Another beautiful card. Great video too. Love the garland borders. Think the daisies, which I have, will work just as well. Just have to find a substitute striplet and a substitute for Grace and I'll be able to try a card based on this one!
Well done Laura on your win.
Take care everyone.

julie laz said...

Hi, how lovely is this, love the colour, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love this colour combination. The garland die is on my wish list.

Congratulation to Laura.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful, stunning and amazing card, just love it. Off to look at video this is a must have.
Jennywren x

Vie Carter said...

Absolutely beautiful, I have this flower border die and have been using it today,


Diane Wilscam said...

Just beautiful as always