Monday, 25 April 2016

Happiest Of Birthdays

Hello crafters!  Thought I would show you a pretty black and white number featuring the New Zealand Background die today.  I started by cutting it out of coconut white card and using the inside cutting die to make it into an aperture.  I cut it in half and took a bit out of the middle of it, then reassembled it to make it a square.  I used up a bunch of my small pieces of sticky adhesive sheets and placed them over the heart flower cut outs only and rubbed Midnight Snow into it from the front.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  Next I used the Regal Checkerboard embossing folder and embossed a piece of coconut white card for texture.  I added it behind the opening of the aperture.  I stamped my sentiment and added a frame over it that I cut out of black card using the inner cutting dies from the Background and the Wellington die.  I added it to the centre of the card with foam.  Next I cut a Sweetheart flower in white and added the matching black edge to it.  I seated it on the side of the card with some thin black satin ribbon and Lace Edged leaves cut out of white card.  I added a small butterfly from the Thank you Circle to the other side to cover the join area in the background.  I matted that piece on to a larger piece with a Midnight Snow edge added to sticky tape.  The card was then completed with a white pierced mat, a thin black mat and another white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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169 comments:

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card as always Sue.

Pam said...

Love this card, it's gorgeous.
Congratulations to all comment game winners.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card. Another hit and a lovely way to change the shape of the die cut. Thanks Sue.
D x

Anonymous said...

Love everything about this card Sue. JJxx

auscrafts said...

Love how you've changed the shape of this die

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another lovely card Thank you so much.
Take care Kitty.
I am on a search today, yesterday I dropped one of the little petal dies from the poppy set.
do you think I can find it? no it must be under the bed I have to craft in my bedroom.
That will teach me to stick it down. Have fun Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love how you cut into your dies to achieve a different shape. I love mono chrome cards & your sweetheart flowers are beautiful. Yvonne xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A lovely start to our crafting week with a birthday card that would stay on display from one birthday to the next. Kitty, it's quite amazing where our illusive bits turn up ! I've lost so much weight due to being unwell that some jeans now drag if I don't turn the bottoms up !! I've found petals, leaves, and quite a few stray tiny alpha does in my jeans, I've learnt to look there first before emptying the room and putting crime scene tape up at the door lol happy hunting.

And a happy Monday to you Sue xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, wish this was a Wednesday giveaway.

hollyberry said...

Elegant card today. Always love your monochrome cards.

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, love the mono look. Must break out the midnight snow - languishing since H/West!
Alimecca - what a miserable time, vertigo is horrid - hope you're much better soon.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card today, love it x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the new dies thank you tracyw

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, todays card is just awesome, I love black and white, and with the subtle bling from the midnight snow, it is just perfection. Have a great day all. Bx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning background die,and gorgeous card, I must make a start on my Grandsons card I only have 2 weeks and can't come up with a design yet
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Beautiful card again Sue. Love it. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jan.moogie said...

Pretty little card Sue LOVE IT, HUGS XXXXXXXXX

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love the way you have cut up this die. Will try it but I tend to get it wrong - practice, practice practice as i used to tell my own students!
Love the way it has truned out.
Anne M xxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Happy Monday !!!
Love this New Zealand collection got it when you had a one day special on Hochanda along with the Perspective collection .
Lovely dies so interchangeable making them very versatile.
Love monochrome, and sweetheart die looks great with darker edge.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very striking card today, and another where you've shown us that we can make different shapes from our dies. Love the bling peeking out from the flowers.
Sending healing wishes to all in pain. Sue XXX

Karen Drew said...

Morning! Beautiful card. Monochrome always looks classy
Luv
Karen xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, not a very nice weekend was it. This card today really looks lovely, I think I will have in investigate the background die because it certainly looks good on this card, oh I have a question 'is midnight snow different from ebony ice'

Hope you find your little die kitty

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue

I just love this card.I think this die is a must.

Jan xx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,the detail in the background die is lovely too and really like the matching flowers,thank you,Linda x

Patricia said...

Morning Sue,
Another of your great cards, love it.
Patricia X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. I love the flower and the leaves and the cute little butterfly accents. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and dies Sue x xhazel

rosiejt said...

Lovely card. After seeing the New Zealand background die on Hochanda, I ordered it to go with my Sweetheart Flowers, so great inspiration. Thank you.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Very nice card,really like the black and white colour way,
Best wishes
Karen M

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card, I love monochrome designs. The piercing on the background die is lovely as is the added bling.x

Alison Thorne said...

I bought this die after going to a workshop and love it. Great colour combination. Thank you xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a classy card. Love it.

Debra Kenworthy said...

A wonderful monochromatic card! The card design is just fab. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love the monochrome design it is very eye-catching. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card!
Love the contrast between the black and the white here.
Very pretty background.

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

What a pretty card! All the little details really make a difference - the piercing is stunning :)

Laura K x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, black and white is always striking. Thank you. Xx

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I like monochromatic cards. Love the sweetheart flowers.

Annie P
xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful monochrome card, I really love this background die, the sweetheart flower cut-outs in the background complement perfectly with the sweetheart flowers, really beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I adore black and white cards.

IVY Cheong said...

My favourite monochrome colours, I love this card very much, got this dies so I will be trying it out. Hugs, Ivy C x

Kathy Baker said...

Good morning Sue, this card is gorgeous there is so much detail I love this die this is another one on my wish list, I do like the way you have used the adhesive on the flowers and glittered them I like the midnight snow glitter, I have this and don't use it a lot but this is a good idea
Kathy B x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Beautiful card Sue, so effective in black and white.
Jan
Northampton

carol quinn said...

This is stunning!
Carol

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue , love this very pretty card!
XxRuth

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I do love black and white cards, there is something about them that just sets them apart. Such a pretty card.

Love Rosemarie x x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely & elegant.

Michele

Suemac said...

A lovely monochrome. Card

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful,the Newzealand die is next on my list it is so pretty.
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is very striking in monochrome and the sweetheart flowers are perfect used as a background. Love the simplicity of the flower edged in black too. An all out winner of a card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Wendy L said...

I,m a big fan of black and white, so beautiful, xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love how the Sweetheart flowers match the New Zealand background die.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

SueJ said...

I love the effect of this monochrome card, very elegant.
Lovely embossing folders and dies used.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,the Newzealand die is at the top of my list." midnight snow "I have not heard about but will lookout for it .Absolutely beautiful Card as always .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today, I do love the monochrome cards now.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Scottydog said...

Like Wendy I am a big fan of black & white. They make such classic cards. Thank you Sue.

karenlotty said...

A beautiful classic card

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful !!!! Love the black and white and the New Zealand background.
I have the Wellington die but had to choose between the background and the trellis frame in my splurge last week, so many choices! Am finally getting the B frames too so lots of playing coming up.
The bling looks lovely, really classy card.
Glad to hear there is some improvement June and that you are enjoying your relax time Tracey. Have you tried using a magnet Kitty, I really hope you find that little die.
Hugs
Muriel x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very striking card, love the New Zealand background cut down to make a square, it almost looks better than in it's original rectangle format but either way it's really pretty and a must-have set...

Izzy

Kate's Cards said...

Monochrome. Always a winner. xxxx

Nanny Jo said...

I love the monochromatic look, Sue, along with you oh-so-clever way of making your dies into something completely different! Jo xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Pretty card today, but I must look up the background Die, I don't notice them until you use them!
Good Luck Kitty!
Take care
Love Marg

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I hadn't noticed this background, isn't it lovely and the touch of black sparkle really finishes it off. The sweetheart flowers look gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Kitty I hope you find your die, I like Muriel's idea of using a magnet, could you push a magnetic sheet under your bed to see if that works? Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful black and white card. Always very classic and elegant. Love the way you cut into your dies to make different shapes and mix & match them to make stunning creations like this one.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another gorgeous card, this die is coming to me for my birthday, so will have a go at this one.
Love it.
Lydia
X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An elegant card. I love the little butterfly, it adds a touch of whimsy.
B xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An elegant card. I love the little butterfly, it adds a touch of whimsy.
B xx

doreenj said...



Like the idea of the sticky backed plastic and glitter!!!

I can see this design being very useful;




Doreen x



Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background.

Sorry never got to comment yesterday. Gorgeous card.

Well done to the winners.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jane Franklin said...

I thought I recognised the background but didn't think it was square and then I realised why! You have adapted it which is why your dies are so good.
The card is lovely and I like the sparkle. Luv jxxx

Anne said...

What a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I do really like this which is unusual for me seeing as how it is black and white! I think it is very elegant and love the dies you have used.
Love and hugs to all,Alison xxx

trent999 said...

Beautiful card Sue, Really striking as always. Take care xx

gwen70 said...

Striking card Sue, do love black and white

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue stunning in black and white love it I think it would stay on display forever 😘😘😘thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunning card and die!
Hugs x
Heather T

nattyboots said...

Lovely card again Sue
Elaine H X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a dull Monday morning, the sun is trying ever so hard to come out but there are lots of clouds around I dont think for one minute that it will stay dry for long. A lovely pretty card to start the week, love how youve cut that background down, and the colour choice is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

sandy acland said...

A pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, shows off your dies so well, thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving this one

Crewe Trish said...

At the moment I am going through a phase of only making square cards so I love the way you design your dies so that they can be easily cut up and rearranged.

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a very pretty card to start the week.Jane B.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love the dies you have used

Debs Cards xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Tressa said...

This monochrome look results in a very striking card. Love it!

Teresa

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, absolutely gorgeous love the dies.
Nancyd xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love how you have made the background into a square love it, love Jean Z xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue, This is a stunning card as usual - love the new dies.
Sue Mac

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, love this card, it is so elegant,
Thank you for sharing.
Take care everyone. Jess xxx

hettygarlick said...

A classic black and white card - beautiful. I love this background. When I used it the other day I wondered how it would work cut into a square - now I know!

Val Jones said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely background, love black and white, in fact love all of it.
Love Val in Spainx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue!
Wow, I really love this gorgeous card! You have used two of my favourite dies, the New Zealand background and the Sweetheart flowers.
Unfortunately, like Kitty, I have "mislaid" two of the dies from the Sweetheart set so having searched and searched for a few weeks I fear I am going to splash out and buy another set. It is my own fault as I remember not putting them away after using them the last time! No doubt they will turn up once I have bought them again!
I think your technique of trimming your dies to make a different shape so useful as I am going through a phase,like Crewe Trish, of making square cards. The New Zealand backround looks great made up with so may different colours, too!
I am looking forward to making a Wedding Card this afternoon ready for an imminent family Wedding, so many lovely dies it is going to be so hard to choose which ones to use!
Lesley S x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant and pretty love the monochrome colour choice.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Theresa Pace said...

oh this is so pretty and works so well in monochrome! love it, hugs xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love this monochrome card.
Rosemary xx

ursula said...

Love the black and white, good idea for me to use my Ebony Ice crystals, a stunning card, that delicious bow just finishes it....luv Ursula xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a very striking card for us today. I do like the sweetheart flowers and they go so well with New Zealand Background.
Wendyx

Paula said...

Such a lovely card Sue! I've always liked black and white but I think you have to be careful, too much black and people think of sympathy cards which is why I don't make many. You of course, have it just right. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card. Sorry not to be around for awhile but been a bit of a stressful time here with family matters. Would not say things are better but need to focus on my enjoyment of crafting

crafty hugs Pen x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I cut this die out yesterday !!! It's really lovely I may just make it into a square card! Thank you Sue - your timing is brilliant! I love the black and white - beautiful!
Kitty - you may get a lot of Top Tips R Us today as we have all been in that position more than once! My tip is - pull one leg of a pair of tights over the vacuum cleaner hose then use it normally under the bed! It will still suck items up but they won't go through the tights into the cleaner! It's a good idea for when something small and precious gets lost! I do hope you find it!! PS - you aren't meant to wear the tights at the time!! Lol.
I'd better go! Thanks Sue, xxxx

nannapat said...

I love your black and white numbers Sue! Your card is lovely, I adore the sweetheart flower. Pat x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Another perfect example of how versatile your dies are, changing a rectangular background into a square one, love love love your sweetheart flower, and the whole card is gorgeous

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what have you done to me? It's black and white and I love it! A beautiful card and the butterfly is just the perfect cover-up :-)

Frances

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Black and white always works for me.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I like the card if not the colours.
I would try it using different colours.
Regards,
Evis M.

CraftyJo said...

Love it, always find black and white most elegant.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant in black & white with the pinprick effect. I Love the butterfly.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A very elegant card today in black and white. I love the way you have changed the shape of the die, although the New Zealand background is not one of my favourites it has encouraged me to look at my other dies to see how they can be changed. Thank you

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

I love the crispness of this strikingly beautiful card...definitely my style. I also recently purchased the lace edged leaves and they are wonderful. Great addition to my die collection....Jan D., Florida, USA

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
what a brilliant idea to use small pieces of the sticky paper underneath the cut outs. I'd have used a big sheet and wasted it, so thanks for that!!!
Myra, I wondered what that was in your tights last week, the vacuum cleaner ha ha.
Kitty, I have to admit Myra does come up with some good ideas now and again.
love to all xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous striking card today sue x the background die really comes to life with the black and white x only just commented on yesterdays card sue so please accept my apologies but had been asked to make a card for someone and it was the most awkward of briefs I had ever been given ! So it took me a while x
Loving all the tips today x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue today's card is beautiful I love the Mew Zealand background die I have it on my very long wish list!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue today's card is beautiful I love the Mew Zealand background die I have it on my very long wish list!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Today's card is very striking I think the Black and white cards are my second favourite colour combo
Second only to your blue and white ones I do love periwinkle card
Enjoy your day everyone doing what makes you happy with those that you hold dear
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card in black and white.
Margaret xxx

Susan White said...

Love the black and white - so classy. Susan x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Wow...what a gorgeous elegant card today. The background is stunning.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs to all! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Anonymous said...


The Black & White always looks so classy

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, I just love black and white cards as they look so elegant and this one is no exception. Furthermore, having not long bought your NZ dies i will be having a go at this one. Thanks Sue, for all your inspiration. Hugs xx Pauline A

Tami Grant said...

A very elegant and classy card in black and white!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is A Real "Extremeley Very Beautiful Card" As I So Much Love
Black And White Card, Exquisite, Rich, Very Classy Outstanding.
I Love "The Black Midnight Snow" Its Stunning And The Sparkle Is Very Beautiful
Black And White Cards Always Work For Me, I Love "The New Zealand Background" Also
The Fabulous Embossing Folder, When You Produce Your Masterpiece's, I Love How You
Add So Many Different Dies Like Wellington, The Sweetheart Flower, Also The Truly
Stunning Lace Edged Leaves.
Sue As Always Thankyou For Sharing Today's Truly Tremendous Masterpiece, I Love Your
Awesome Blog, Each And Everyday You Inspire Me And I Truly Appreciate All That You Do
And All Your Kindness....
Well Sue I've Been For My Nails Done Today, I'm So Extremely Upset As She Has Now Sold
The Salon, So I've Got To Find Someone Else, I Hate Change.........
Take Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes Take Care.
Hugs To "Lancashire Steph" x

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I love the black and white and the way you have used the die.
Anne xo

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous design and card Sue

gr karin van eijk

terrie said...

Great looking card.....black and white cards are always a winner
well done Sue

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful - young and elegant. I've got just the recipient for this style! Black glitter is TOPS!
Hugs, Rose

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a pretty card. I do love all the flower cut-outs on the backing card, they really make a difference to the finished card, especially with the midnight snow rubbed over them.
Bejay xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
I don't use black glitter that often but have this one unused on my shelf so really need to try it out.

gailgale said...

Wow, I like this.
I don't normally go for black, but I do like this.

barbara macaskill said...

Another stunning and classic black and white creation!! So elegant and regal!! LOVELOVELOVE!!

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a card I love it so pretty
thanks for sharing it
hugs sarah n xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Oh monochrome I just love it. Perfect for all occasions and looks great.

Norah- saw photos of ur trip and I think u had unfair advantage on ur scooter over the coffee machine!!! LOL ;-)

Lynda- go away in 2 weeks time. Woo hoo xx

Love to all

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is very pretty, I really like black and white, very striking. Great dies and lovely floral element. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful in my favourite monochrome but also love the whole texture effect - this is definitely a winning combination.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card xxx
Beverley W

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love monochrome colours as it looks clean & fresh.
Loving the new die collections & want them all - NOW !!
Stunning card & suitable for many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Lorraine Freeman said...

Loving the elegant monochrome a stunning card.
Congratulations to all of this week's winners, lucky things.
June, I hope the infection is settling down so you are feeling better.
Tracy, make the most of your recuperation time. Are you crafting yet?
Laine, I hope your mouth is happier now.
I am still down in the dumps feeling very alone in a full house. I don't know what I need to do to get more interaction.
Nowhere else to offload sorry I know it's not really the place. I am not even enjoying crafting despite having so many lovely things to play with.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A very classic looking card today. I love black & white cards

Narrowboat girl

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card looks very elegant in black and white.
Hugs Jennywren x

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card and dies Sue, love black and white.xx

Jean said...

Gorgeous and elegant!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Well, I didn't think would fancy this background die but it looks beautiful and is so effective here. Black and White is always a good combination and the colours of my football team.

Dawn Holben said...

Another one here that wasn't sure about this background die at first
but this card is gorgeous and I have totally changed my mind and I want it now.
I really love this card in the black and white and the midnight snow is gorgeous too.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card, I love monochrome and chopping up dies so this is definitely a card that appeals to me. It makes me smile seeing your butterflies and flowers over the cut line, you hide things with them as a design feature, I use them to hide unintended design features, or "c*ck ups" as they are otherwise known! Hugs from the Billy beast and I xxx

June, hope you're getting better, special hugs xxx

Special hugs to all who are feeling ill or under a cloud, hope things look brighter soon xxx

Belated congratulations to the weekends winners xxx

Lynda, Billy sends you a fluffy cuddle and pass hugs to your fur and feather family, hugs from me too xxx

Had a seriously wobbly weekend and after a busy day today I'm ready for an early night, really feel the crafty withdrawal so hoping some good sleep will allow me some playtime this week. Wishing everyone a great day for Tuesday, hugs for everyone with plenty extra for those who need one,

T xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card, like black and white and the die
is very nice.

Glad you getting better June,take care x
Lorraine- hope you getting better too x
Lorraine F- go for some walks when the weather
is nice and see the beauty around you. Talk,
talk is good and we are good listeners here.
Sending you some special hugs and the same to
anyone who need one.x
Wheelybad- hope your migraine is over for a while,
you must be exhausted,take it easy x
Tracy- take it easy, baby steps, don't do too
much in one go.x
Lilian- hope your day went well, you are in
my thoughts.x
Lynda- hope little Annie is ok, hugs x

Sending warm hugs to all blog friends who are not
here at the moment, hope you are all alright x
Take care all Wilsonette's and friends,
Maria x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SMASHING SIZE DIE.. LOVE THE FLOWERS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

DeCor said...

Sue
It is truly amazing the things you can do with your dies. This background die is great. It is one I have to wait for but definitely to be had lat er r. I love the contrast of the background to the heart shape. Love how you filled in with the black glitter. Well I like everything about this card.
Hope you have found your die Kitty. It's so easy to do.

DeCor said...

Sue
It is truly amazing the things you can do with your dies. This background die is great. It is one I have to wait for but definitely to be had lat er r. I love the contrast of the background to the heart shape. Love how you filled in with the black glitter. Well I like everything about this card.
Hope you have found your die Kitty. It's so easy to do.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh this is so gorgeous !!! I really, really love the New Zeland Collection. I had to hold back on my spending at Alley Palley especially so I could buy the New Zeland Collection on Hochanda because I love it all so much !!! All the die sets are fab and the background set is no exception. I also have the sweetheart flowers and they go with it beautifully !!! I love your black and white colour combo and the black glitter. I really must get some as I don't have any black glitter in my crafty stash at the moment. I love how you have made the background die into a square. Very clever of you Sue, and then to cover over the joins with butterflies and flowers is the perfect answer to the problem of hiding the joins. I think it is very classy and elegant. Thank you Sue for all your hard work and for bringing us another fab idea to do with our rectangular shaped dies. Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card Sue!! Very beautiful die cuts!! Love this collection!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I love the dies you have used, I'm not a great fan of black but you really know how to make it work,
your card is beautiful .

Thank you for the inspiration. Love and hugs Brenda XXX.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I have the New Zealand background die and the sweetheart flower die so will certainly be trying to make this card.xx

Eunice said...

The dies that you used are awe inspiring!! Black and white is starting to grow on me, thanks for that Sue!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card. The monochrome works wonderfully. I like the square made from the rectangle background die too. Great value for money.

Love Helen xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Only Sue can make a black and white card "pop". So pretty and detailed, an absolutely beautiful card. See you again tomorrow for our morning coffee and my inspiration for the day!

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. The black isn't for me but I'm sure it will look good in other colour combos. The New Zealand background is on my ever-lengthening wish list.
Kitty, I hope you find your die.
Take care everyone.

my craft cupboard said...

WOW this is stunning Sue, love the black and white!
hugs
sharon :)

Su said...

Can't beat black white for style and impact, add to these fab dies you've got to be on to a winning design!

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
I'm not normally a fan of black and white cards but this is lovely.

Love
Meg
xxx

Vie Carter said...

A truly elegant card, love this sweetheart flower

Vie
x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I always like to see black and white, and this card is no exception. It is beautiful.
I do love the Sweetheart flower.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Laura O' Connor said...

love the black and white ,great card ,Laura O

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Love love this black and white card. It's gorgeous. X

magpie said...

Hi Sue, wow, what a beautiful black and white number! Gorgeous! xx Love Karen xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such an eyecatching card Sue Love it

Anne


julie laz said...

Hi sue, only now commenting on your cards, had a fall and hurt my ankle,
do you no sue, if it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all, ha ha ha
Anyway sue your card is beautiful, love the colour, just love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card. I love that particular background and have been cutting it out every since I got it. amazing really as the you can change the colours and have something completely different! Brilliant.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Lovely card Sue, very classy X X X