Sunday, 10 April 2016

Just Because

Good Sunday Morning all!  I do hope that I get to meet a few more of you from the blog today at Ally Pally!  It's a great weekend if you are able to come!  Today's card is from the shows in January.  I started by cutting the Intertwining Circle Mini Striplet three times without the cutting edge.  Next I inked up strips of card to go behind each section using three shades of Colour Cloud inks.  I covered each section with a sticky adhesive sheet and then stuck each section behind the cut outs.  Once adhered I coated the remaining sticky adhesive with Diamond Sprinkles.  I used the Double Pierced Rectangles to create a multi layered frame.  I used both the original and the B set to create the frame.  I cut the Ornate Frame Just Because in white and backed it with a piece of white card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut several of the Just Because sentiment then inked it with Decadent Denim and coated it with clear embossing powder.  I heated it until it melted and created a glossy finish.  I adhered the sentiment to the sticky sheet in the frame, then coated it with Diamond Sprinkles and seated it in the middle of the card.  I finished it with a white pierced mat, a thin layer inked with the Coordinating Colour Cloud, then a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

wonderful card Sue, so glad you are enjoying Ally Pally and all our ladies are too.
Have a great day today.
Daily hugs to all including Melody, Molly, Tracey. Tracey, you have your lovely break in Pitlochry to focus on, keep going Hun, but take care if that tender skin, it will be sore.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card Sue. The glitz makes a big difference. Hope you have another great day at Ally Pally.
D x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
Have another great day, great show yesterday with Leonie.
Take care Kitty.

sonja_w said...

Lovely card, simple but very effective. Have a fab day xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this die for male cards. Hope AP is going well and you are meeting lots of Wilsonettes.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today I love the colours too.
I watched your live show yesterday it was great.
Enjoy the last day of Ally Pally, wish I could be there, maybe next year I will be.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, loved your show yesterday, got all my goodies, beautiful card today, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx
Ps thank you ever so much xxxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another simply but beautiful card thank you tracyw enjoy ally pally

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. This die is great for making guy cards and just changing the colours. Watched your great show yesterday and hoping you had a great day at Ally Pally. Hope you have another fantastic day today.
Recieved my Wednesday weekly card giveaway yesterday and it gorgeous. Thank you once again.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card still one of my favourites.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

One of my most used striplet dies ,lovely card

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the graduated colours. A "Just Because" card is a favourite of mine, I enjoy seeing a person's face when they receive a card totally out of the blue, it often cheers up someone who has been feeling a little down. Your show was great, it must have been strange for you having a live audience as well as a TV one. Can't wait to see your new collection.
Frances (fluffycat), thanks for the tip about the blending solution for wax, I'm another person who has a problem with the CS wax drying out. Hugs to all especially anyone in pain and anyone else who's back to school tomorrow!!! Sue XXX

hollyberry said...

Lovely card today. Missed your show yesterday,hoping to see it using catch up.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I must treat myself to some more striplet dies, loved your live show from Ally Pally enjoy today
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

These striplets are lovely, the card is gorgeous xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
My favourite striplet die. Love the shaded blue theme.Great card .
Enjoy your day.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes***I just love the ‘intertwining circle’ die, took me so long to find it as always sold out everywhere, so amazingly but not surprisingly popular. Love the gradient colours in background, at first glance I thought it was done with the mica powders, as in a previous card/video, but how stunning the effect with the gradient colour cloud, must try the method of clear embossing on the sentiment die it has a wonderful result. As always thank you so sincerely & gratefully for sharing this adoring card with us Sue x x x

For my first time at AP, or any craft show, I had a wonderful time, it wasn’t just about spending money (although it, it was more about soaking up the atmosphere, the watching & learning of fabulous techniques (if I could get a look as the demonstrators & ‘make & take’ tables were mind numbingly crowded) seeing all the amazing card creations laid out before you & especially about having the chance to meet our mentors - the lovely, wonderful people who work so hard to inspire & motivate us all so much on a daily basis. Apart from the Live Show this was the highlight of my day. A hug & a thank you, with our mentors, went a long way, for me, to gratefully show how much I appreciate their tireless time giving energy, their passion & their eagerness to share their astounding talents with us. After all they are lovely & down to earth just like any of us crafters, the difference being that they have that extra pizzazz, that extra special something which they choose to big-heartedly & generously share with us.

Thank you guys, it was lovely to meet you yesterday & it really made my day to meet you Sue, you looked lovely, happily in your element & you were totally amazing in the live show, wasn’t Leonie the perfect match for you as a presenter, such a lovely lady & herself so full of life & enthusiasm with a lovely sense of humour to boot. I think that the Hochanda crew did a magnificent job, they were very professional but fun at the same time, at least now when I watch the shows on TV I have more of an idea of what goes on behind the scenes to produce each program, very enlightening indeed.

When it came to, any questions from the audience, I eventually plucked up the courage & astounded myself by having a question for Sue, thank fully the producer thought it was a good one, but that did nothing to prevent my legs from turning to jelly, butterflies turning in my stomach & mouth quivering as I asked the question, as I stood there waiting, with microphone close enough to gobble up, I started to panic & didn’t think I would remember the question at all & it was only when I sat down that the reality of what I had just done had me literally shaking in my boots. Although I cannot drink because of my meds I sure needed a brandy or 2 at that

Disappointingly I never got to meet or say hello to any fellow Wilsonettes, although card making is not his thing (bless him) I am thankful that I had my Mr B with me to keep me company, one blessing though he enjoyed Sue’s live show. I took your photo with us on my IPad LYNDA & I promise you we looked high & low for you on my rounds through the stalls, even kept a vigilant watch on my mobile in case you texted or rang to meet. Still I had a lovely, tiring day but fruitful day & wouldn’t have missed it for the world, even managed to obtain several of the ‘Metallic Gilding Polish’ & ‘Glitter frost’ amongst other delicious goodies.
I wish the Sunday AP visitors a pleasant journey & a lovely day, take care to one & all my friends my thoughts are always with you each & every one. Love ‘n’ (((hugs))) to you all & especially to you Sue (have a lovely day today) Beth B x x x x x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I love this card it is ideal for male or female, I loved your show with Leonie yesterday, I had recorded it and watched when I got home, I am looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally today
Kathy B x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful ombre card! I wasn't sure I liked that particular striplet die but it's grown on me now.
I'm glad Ally Pally is going well and it's good that BETH B has a had a great time there. I wish I could go but large shows and wheelchairs don't mix well. It doesn't stop me spending at smaller shows though :D. Debra x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card, love this die.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card that would be a great design for men-so glad I own this die!
Have a good day at Ally Pally.x

Marion Bull said...

Love this card! So glad Ally Pally is going well and wish I could have joined you the year - perhaps September!

Maggie B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you graduate the colours. Have a great day today. Have fun. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Pleased you are all enjoying Ally Pally. JJxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a truly beautiful card today and such a lovely way to make it too.

I saw you first thing yesterday at Ally Pally but you were so busy in the Hochanda Studio area although you did wave at us through the curtains and explained that you were doing things all morning up to 12 noon when you finished your live show, that I didn't get a chance to speak to you, I also popped back when you were on live TV and watched you with Leonie and it was fascinating to see how things were done from a TV studio perspective. Unfortunately I had to leave at 12 so didn't get a chance to chat a bit more which would have been lovely, but never mind I know where you are if I have any problems.

You were looking really good and it was so busy yesterday, much busier then previous years which is great because it is one of the shows that I love to go to. Yes I did get some of the new dies too, can't wait to see the samples you make with them. I also managed to get the complete set of the metallic polish oh Sue the colours are amazing. Also to meet all the CE crew, even the people who were manning the tills could not have been more helpful. Anyway I am waffling now so will talk again soon.

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

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all
Thanks Sue for this card love striplets dies. Made this one up for my brothers birthday made it with an ombré of glitters from white to gunmetal with an acetate wrap with a happy birthday sentiment on the outside.
Your Ally Pally show with Leonie was great, just going to watch it again.
Hope you have another fantastic day at the Ally Pally.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

anne mather said...

Morning Sue
I love this ombre card. ! like this striplet because it suits everyone!
Lovely colours too.
Anne M xxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, I remember it and really like what you did with the colours and glitter. Ally Pally looked as good as I remember it, I hope you will be there in the autumn when I hope to go again. Enjoy your day today and I'm looking forward to your shows later in the week. Xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad I got to speak to you yesterday. Gorgeous card

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, I love this card , this striplet die is one of my favourites.
Sounds like it is all going really well at AP , hope you enjoy today,
Love Ruth

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, love everything about this card, a very effective technique with the graduated colour. Love the die, it is on my wish list. Enjoy today, I am very envious of people going to AP. Bx

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card, it's lovely & it uses my favourite die.


Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue (sunny smiles for a change although it's like pea soup up here at present)

It has to be said you looked happy and totally relaxed yesterday and your demo's hints and tips were spot on - especially after my glue disaster last week lol still, I won't do that again in a hurry will I ?
I have to come clean and say this die never reached my wish list, it wasn't for me, that is until I saw more and more samples made with this by you and John, it never reached my wish list but reached my collection instead lol although I've not used it yet, but thanks to you and John the ideas are flowing. I love and adore the framework you add to your samples they just add so much to the card, I know I asked last week and am aware that a lot of the intro comments you pre-write and pre-schedule when you are on away days or on holiday, but would it be possible at some point to start and write down which frame off which set you use when you give us instruction as it would be so helpful to those of us that can't get to grips by just looking at the picture, I saved so hard to buy both sets I'd hate to see them gather dust just because I don't have the natural brain power to work it out.
Well I wish you well for another successful day at the show and leave you with my usual hugs for the day xx

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue great card hope to see you at Ally Pally today best wishes

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, what more can I say?
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Another interesting card today, Sue, always love the frames!
Sadly the live show and catch up too juddery to watch online (we have slow speeds here) but it did look like you were all having a great time - hope today is as good.
Tracy - not long to go now, keep strong. Nice to have a holiday to look forward to.

'P' in Wales

A Happercrafter6 said...

I love this die Sue and here's another great idea for using it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, had to miss your show yesterday because of work but have treated myself to this die with the extra money, can't wait for it to arrive.
Hope you have a fab day at AP

Narrowboat girl

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this die, it's so useful for both male and female cards...and I really like that glazed finish on the sentiment, must try that myself...


Anne said...

Love this card, Sue. This striplet is great for male cards.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Ombre look on the card today!
Take care
Love Marg

lilian said...

Hi Sue love this card, the colour is lovely.
Watched your show with Leonie yesterday great show.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card , i know i keep harping on about them , but hey " you cant beat a good striplet ".
Take care Sue
Elaine H X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card. The more I see this striplet die used, the more I think it's a must have for me :-) So versatile and great for masculine cards. I love your colours too on today's card. Glad you're having a great time at Ally Pally, hope today is as successfull. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, haven't got this striplet, when it came out it didn't hit my radar, but having seen some wonderful samples I think I need it.
Loved your show with Leonie yesterday.
Have another good day today.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue great colours and love the background x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this striplet die is so useful as are all your striplet dies, but this one is excellent for male cards. I had a very successful day at Ally Pally and it was lovely to see you again and looking so well. Your card displays were absolutely stunning as were your new dies - looking forward now to seeing you demonstrate these on Hochanda. Enjoy your day today, best wishes

hettygarlick said...

I like that striplet because it's so different. Lovely card. I loved the card you did on Hochanda yesterday.

Sylvia Yates said...

Love the graduated background colours on this card. Lovely to see you on the show yesterday with Leonie. Hope you have a good today too. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, sorry not able to see Hochanda from Ally Pally so hopefully it will be repeated in the early hours of the morning and I can record it

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today, this striplet works well with this colour blending tecnique. Loved your show with Leonie yesterday, looked like you were having a good time. Beth was that you who won the card? Have a lovely day again today at Ally Pally.
Love Diane G xxx

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Love the look of this card - I am fortunate enough to have this striplet so may have to try this later on today! Hope you have fun at Ally Pally!

Laura x

dmj from kettering said...

WOW,I do like this card!!!!!! So useful, in so many ways!!!

Doreen x

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue. I have this striplets so will give it a go.

sandy acland said...

Nice card love the colours.

Sandy (tort)

carol quinn said...

Love the sparkle

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright Sunday morning, I hope your trip to Ally Pally went well yesterday, I love this card and its going to be so useful to use that design for a male card. A fabulous card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

I remember you making either this card or one very similar and loving the demo, great card Sue. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, watched your opening show from Ally Pally yesterday, lovely to see so many people there. Very envious, hope today goes well. Love today's card, especially the colour.

Love Rosemarie x x

June Horrocks said...

Loved your show with leoni yesterday sue it was great you looked beautiful too. Ally pally looks great so wish I could be there hope today is great for you and your team
Today's card is perfect I loved the stamps and dies you used yesterday thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
My favourite striplet and it looks stunning used as a background, love this card. Enjoyed your show from AP yesterday but I would have loved it to be longer and then we could have seen the second card, the lovely smile with the sweetheart flowers, please can you show it on the blog as I would love to know how you made it. Hope you have another great day today

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Norma said...

Love the card and all you do. Have another great day at AllyPally - roll on September when I hope to be there and perhaps be lucky enough to meet you. Wishing everyone a wonderful day - Norma

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love your striplet dies they are superb to work with. Sorry couldn't watch yesterday as it it stopped & started (internet) but hope you all had a good day & also that everyone going today has a wonderful day. Yvonne xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, I love the way you layer your cards gorgeous work - thank you for sharing and have a great day at Ally Pally today Sue X X X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card very clean looking. love Jean Z xxxx

Annie Pennington said...

This is one of my favourite striplets. It's suitable for all kinds of cards. I used it over a bright colourful background made with colour cloud inks for my son's birthday card.

Hope you're having a great time at Ally Pally.

Annie P

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue,
Great card, love this striplet it is so versatile.
Watched the show yesterday, it was brilliant, hope you have another good day.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Lovely card as always. I do really like the intertwining circle die but like many others it's proving hard to get a hold of. I'll get it eventually lol.
Sounds as tho everyone's having a ball at ally pally again I'll get there eventually xx
Love to all xx

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty Sue xxx

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. It was great to meet you yesterday at Ally Pally. Love today's card. This die is one of my favourites. Hope you have another successful day today. Thanks again for the pixie powder pattern that you did for Jennie. She'll love it.
Take care
Diane xxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful. Striplets are my favourite go to die. love to see how you use them to give me inspiration.
Karen xx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue lovely card I like the graduation of colours I love this striplet it's one of my favourites

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue lovely card I like the graduation of colours I love this striplet it's one of my favourites

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really enjoyed seeing your show on Hochanda yesterday. Everyone including yourself and Leonie were all having a great time and really enjoying the atmosphere!
Your card today is beautiful and the design would look great in so many colours and be suitable for lots of occasions.
I am thinking of all those lucky people who are at AP today. Enjoy your day!
Lesley S x

Val Jones said...

Good morning Sue. Such a pretty card and lovely colours.
Love Val in Spain x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card so different,enjoyed your show yesterday from Ally Pally,
Best wishes
Karen M

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
I Watched Your Show On "The Hochanda Stand" I Didn't Realise
You Were Doing Two!!!
So Today I Will Watch On Catch Up.
I Love Today's Stunning Beautiful Card, I Love "The Mini Circle"
Striplet And The Way You Have Created A Fabulous Background Using
"Colour Cloud" And "Diamond Sprinkles"
I Love The Awesome Sentiment And The Way You Have Embossed Using
Clear Embossing Powder To Give It A Wonderful Glossy Look.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, You Inspire Me Daily And I Can't
Begin To Tell You How Much I Appreciate It.
I Love Everything You Do, I'm Loving The New Dies And Stamps
And I'm Really Looking Forward To Seeing Your Outstanding Opulent Cards
They'll Be Exquisite As Normal.
Have A Terrific Day Today At The Awesome Ally Pally.
Have Fun And Meet Some Great People....
Take Great Care.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant tv yesterday you were great. Love what you have done with the words on this card - I'll have to try and remember it. Hope you have another good day.
Beverley W

Susan White said...

Nice retro-feel to this card today Sue. Hope you're enjoying yourself at Ally Pally, and sad that I live too far away to come, Susan x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The mini circles have a retro 60's look.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely simple card ideal for Males.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

sued99 said...

Lovely card. clean, simple, elegant.

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, looks simple but I bet it takes time to make. Glad you're having fun at Ally Pally, managed to watch you yesterday, too far for me to come along so will hopefully manage the NEC later in the year.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I have just finished putting all my sparkly new dies away following my visit to Ally Pally yesterday and will spend the rest of the day having a play. As I may have mentioned before, I love this die as it works so well for cards for both sexes and the retro design is so now!!!


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I watched the Show on Catch up last night as I was away from home for a few days! Back home now!
The Show was great and you made a great team with Leonie!
Today's card is beautiful and I really like that Striplet and the colours you have used behind it are lovely!
Hope you have another great day today!
I'm cooking Sunday Lunch for the family! Xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the sparkle. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Paula said...

This is a very nice card Sue, and in my favourite colour again too, well done!! :) I have to sort out my dies, I have to finish my daughter's birthday card, it's wanted for tomorrow and the dies are so untidy I can't find the one I want! Best get on or it won't be finished and I will be in big trouble.
Hugs to all in need today.
Paula x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Well i hope that everyone that has been or is going to the Ally Pally had or has a great day and the atmosphere is something that no other shopping trip can replicate, so have fun.
This would make a great card for the men Sue without the pearls i think and since they are always the most difficult of customers to satisfy, this is one card that is needed in our crafty arsenal. I like the colours that you have used today as the changing hues just go so well together. Thank you flower for a lovely card that we can use over and over using and incorporating their favourite colours. Have a wonderful day,
Well i will leave you all with hugs for all who need them,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful once more and using one of my most favourite striplets...

Yorks butterfly said...

Afternoon Sue, Hope that you are enjoying Ally Pally, Managed to catch you demo on Hochanda, and really enjoyed it.
Love the card today, such a pretty Striplet, and love the way you have used the Colour Cloud behind it.

craftynanna said...

Lovely card Sue, I agree it would be a great one for the men, enjoyed the hochanda show from Ally Pally and taped it,can't wait for the new Die release. Love Johanna

craftynanna said...

Lovely card Sue, I agree it would be a great one for the men, enjoyed the hochanda show from Ally Pally and taped it,can't wait for the new Die release. Love Johanna

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, what a super card suitable for all and everyone! Hope you are enjoying yourself, love from Jackie xx

Gillyflower said...

Another great card Sue! I really enjoyed watching your show on tv yesterday - Ally Pally looks to be a wonderful venue. I would love to go one year. Hugs Gilly x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

I think this card has a clean and crisp look and so very nice

Fingers crossed that hubby and I make Ally Pally next year!


June x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue and I have this die. Great for men's cards. Hope you are having a good day at Ally Pally. Really enjoyed yesterday.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonetts
We had a lovely day at Ally Pally yesterday & met up with some lovely blog friends.
But sadly I didn't meet our BETH B I rang her but just went to answer phone
I left her a mesage where I was sitting for lunch but sadly unfortunately it never happened.
Anyway Sue I hope you enjoyed your first Hochanda live show so pleased you were with Leonie
As she was the perfect presenter for you.
Now Sue your card today is beautiful I love this Striplet as it's also good for pesky men cards.
I have used it a lot.
Love Lynda Brock xx

TRACY sending your daily Hug's & love my friend hope your doing ok.Lynda xxx

Wheelybad how are you sending you Big Hug's & Cuddles for Billy love Lynda xxx

SHEILA thinking of you my friend love & Hug's for you & Nikki xxx

BETH B sooo sorry we didn't meet up. Love & Hug's Lynda xxx

Tina Thinking of you & your family Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's for all Wilsonetts xxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today loving the style
thanks for sharing it with us
Hugs to all who need one Sarah xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue,
that is one cool card. I love everything about it, must do that shading, it's so beautiful.
Watched your show yesterday on my PC and really enjoyed seeing you and Leonie, you make a good team.
I've got that striplet and can't wait for the tiled one, that's another "cool" one (does one say this anymore? )
Bet Ally Pally was a blast for you, I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
Hugs, Rose

barbara macaskill said...

Wish I was close enough to come to Ally Pally but the trip across the pond is just too much for this old body!!! Hope all who attend have a great time!
Love this cool card! Reminds me of the 70's and funky music! TFS!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card :). This striplet is on my wish list but at the moment my die buying has been put on hold as I'm trying to save up for a new storage cabinet...those of you who buy paper crafting magazines will have seen the one I mean...the company offers a nice discount for the readers from the list price and I'm saving up for the tall door-less cabinet with all the storage boxes inside. This would be a wonderful addition to my craft room as most of my storage right now consists of boxes from Poundland kept on a rickety home made shelf unit lol.
Bejay x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I really like the layout, your sparkly Ombre background and the your glossy sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

I hope you are enjoying Ally Pally.

Best wishes

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Loved this mini striplet when it first came out but somehow never got to buy it. A definite now. Gorgeous card today. X

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
This is a great mini stiplet! Love the way you graduated the colur using colour cloud, what a wonderful way to co-ordinate the colours in your card. I think it is a very cheery looking it as I think it makes you smile!

Hope you are having a super Sunday....and get to have a bit of rest tomorrow! Don't know how you do it all!!!

terrie said...

A lovely card....the different blues are eye catching.....the card turned out very nice....
Well done Sue

Barbara said...

Fabulous cad Sue! Love the sparkle background.

Suebak said...

I've no doubt said it before but...... a striplet die all on its own makes a wonderful card. The Intertwining Circle Striplet die is a fave.

Susan x


I've got this striplet and have the Just Because on order - will definitely be doing my own take on this lovely card. Don't know how you think up all your ideas Sue, but I'm so grateful for every single one. xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
very late today after the trip to Sydney, the weather was perfect and it was a good drive, thank you Diane. Having a great time with the granchildren and tomorrow is card making afternoon with all of the majestic butterflies, perfect peonies and other Sue dies that I had to cut out and bring with me.
Love the intertwining circle die and ombre effect of the blues, beautiful card and suitable for so many occasions,
Muriel x

Jean said...

Love the sparkle!

Eunice said...

I do love the three color variations that you use. The diamond sprinkles just set it off.

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another wonderful card, beautiful colours. I watched you on Hochanda yesterday with the lovely Leonie like many others I wish I could have been there. I received your dies yesterday that I ordered and today have spent far too many hours playing, but thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thanks for the inspiration you give us, I just wish I had half your energy and some of that magical inspiration you have.
Hugs to all and especially you Sue
Jennywren x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue, great dies,

gr karin van eijk

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card with one of my favourite striplets. Love the colours.
Ally Pally seems to be going well for you. Really enjoyed your show with Leonie.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful, I remember seeing this one earlier in the year, hope Ally Pally is going well and you are all enjoying it x

Lesley Cann said...

This is one of my favourite striplets so love seeing what you do with it. Saw your show from AP yesterday really enjoyed it.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card as this striplet is one of my favourites. I watched the show on catch up and it was brilliant. You and Leonie made a fabulous team.
Beth B, was that you who asked for the item number of one of the items?
love to all
Maureen xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful, I really love the ombre effect, and the colours are gorgeous.
I hope your second day was good at Ally Pally, you will be exhausted I'm sure.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card. Love the sparkle, hope that you and all of the creative expressions team enjoyed Ally Pally.xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well wasn't it busy at the Ally Pally
Loved watching you demo live and also on your creative expressions stand and added to my crafty stash after watching you demo the pixi dust lol
I had to buy some of your new dies and the the metallic polishes got ten will have to check for the two I missed lol
They are lush
Any way another terrific card today it's lovely
Ohh and then when I got home your stamp set arrived from your comments posts.
Thank you so much
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I do love this striplet .

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
First day back after not having been on the blog for over a week.
What a fabulous card to greet me. Absolutely stunning. Wonderful idea for a mans card but could definitely be 'girlied' up if the need arose.
I have not been able to comment since 1st April. I found myself completely wiped out and ME reared its ugly head with a vengeance. I managed to catch your 8pm show on Hochanda that Friday evening but felt so rough I was not able to view any of your shows live on the Saturday - thank the Lord for Catch up!!! You really did cram in the demos and the hints, tips and techniques - thank you so much x
Tuesday is fast approaching and I am attempting to contain my excitement and not burst into song at the mere thought of another chance to see you at work x
I watched you make history yesterday when the first live Hochanda show was broadcast from Ally Pally. You were brilliant, but then you always are. So lovely that Leonie was your partner in crime - you worked so well together. I do love Leonie x
I found myself feeling incredibly envious of all those lucky 'audience' members. I do feel that there was a distinct lack of vocal participation from the crowd and a need for a little heckling and trouble making. Obviously something that needs a little attention and I think I know just the person for that job - lol x
Seriously - I had not planned to 'do' A P this time but did find myself wishing desperately that I was there. It is such a fantastic weekend with a buzz and excitement that makes one feel like a child in a toy factory. To meet fellow Wilsonettes is wonderful and there is such a warm atmosphere amongst everyone that it makes you feel part of something really special.
I sincerely hope that those of you who were lucky enough to make it to A P this weekend had a wonderful time and have not upset your bank managers too much x
And of course to have the privilege of meeting Queen Sue herself has got to be the highlight of the year. It is such an honour to be able to see the expert in action - in person. I have so got to be there in September x
Okay wonderful Wilsonettes - please be patient whilst I spend the next few days getting up to speed with all your goings on. Serious brain fog is lingering so bear with me whilst I attempt to clamber my way back to something that resembles normality x
Loads of love to everyone especially my blog buddies who like to banter. Oh and not forgetting my arch rival - Laine x
Sue, I hope you are sitting with your feet up and a cuppa, or a glass of something stronger in order to charge your batteries for Tuesday. Oh and not forgetting your new die launch which surely must be any day now. Have had a little sneak peak and as always am bowled over and intrigued al at the same time x
Happy Sunday evening all. Happy thoughts x
Crafty hugs

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Great card today sue x it was lovely to meet you again today I could have happily watched you demo and chat all day you are a fantastic lovely lady x still amazed by the effect of the firework? pixie dust xxx glad I chose today to go although sold out of a couple of items on my list it was a bit quieter than yesterday looked x
Off to put my feet up I'm shattered but a lovely end to a difficult week x
Beth wish you were there today I would have asked for your autograph xxx you didn't look nervous on the tv when I watched it yesterday x I sat in the audience for phils show today and desperately wanted to ask if sues new dies would fit his stamps but my mouth dried up even thinking of asking !!! Silly aren't I? Glad you had a good day x
Take care everyone and sending hugs to sue and all the wilsonettes x
Theresa w xxx

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fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card that I remember from your TV show because it made me think again about the backgrounds I use for my striplets. I don't have any colour cloud inks but tried the ombre look with some of Tim's inks, it was quite good but then I tried it with varying shades of cardstock and that was much better. The glittering being the icing on the cake.
I hope today at AP went as well for you as yesterday seemed to and that you will have a good rest before your TV shows this week.

Yvonne - good to see you back but don't over-tax yourself too soon.
Thinking of all the other poorly Wilsonettes and wishing sunnier days for you all.


Jane Franklin said...

Just got back from Ally P and it was so good to see you and the team and the demos were excellent as usual. Hope you get a rest for a bit. I had a fab time thank you.
I love this card its just fab. Luv jxxx

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, simple and beautiful and great for the chaps. Take care, Ivy C x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A lovely glittery card.
Hope you had a wonderful time at Ally Pally just wished I could have been there.

Theresa Pace said...

great card, and what a cool way of having different glitters without actually having them. fab, hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Well, this has got to be one of my favourite striplets but sadly it has been so popular that I have never had the chance to buy it whilst it was in stock:-(Nevermind, one day.....I love the ombré effect, it's lush and sparkly and fab-u-lous! I only have one colour cloud but wonder if I could achieve the effect with slightly differing shades of card instead, coated in diamond sprinkles?Mmmm, maybe not, I guess I'll just have to invest in some colour clouds instead:-) Like Steph, I would also appreciate it if you could let us know which frames you have used because I find it all a bit daunting/ confusing....I'm easily challenged you see!.....and don't really know how best to utilise these little gems.
Suffice to say I love all of the elements of today's creation and it's being popped into my must do folder forthwith....for when I get the die of course:-)
I'm afraid that my blog attendance this week has been woeful at best, I have my reasons that I won't bore you with but I am pleased to report that I did manage to see Sues show yesterday on catch up:-) Boy was I suitably impressed!
It's always a treat to watch you work but having Leonie as your wingman was great, she's so lovely and her enthusiasm is infectious. How daunting it must be when faced with a rapt audience....I would be catatonic with glee.....I learned so much from your demo but I would have dearly loved to have seen you in person, maybe in September:-).....I will sell a kidney if needs must in order to finally meet you in person.....don't be alarmed, you only need one:-)....well done Beth on asking our great leader a question, very brave indeed, and all the while you were sober ie no Dutch courage required, very impressive:-)
The excitement at ally pally was palpable, you felt a sense of occasion and I am glad to hear that so many of my fellow Wilsonettes had the opportunity to meet and greet our Sue at close quarters, she is much loved and appreciated yet remains so unaffected and humble.
I too am looking forward to Tuesday and another24 hr Suefest , how will I contain myself is a mystery just now but I have been known to utilise copious amounts of vino and sedatives to calm me down:-)
Feeling a little retro today, my brother took possession of my Mums infamous trifle bowl of my childhood and recreated her recipe and it looked and tasted identically.....he drove twenty miles with it carefully placed in his girlfriends lap, that's brotherly love:-)
He has been going through boxes of my Dads stuff and came across a photo of my fist day at school and one of me in my Dads arms kissing him, it brought a lump to my throat but happy times:-)
Wishing you all a lovely evening, and a nice relaxing day off for Sue, you deserve it!
Hugs to all my buddiesxxxxxx


Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous love this card

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love the colors!! The circles striplet die cut is very beautiful!
Moxie Craftie

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely to see you and your cards yesterday, especially seeing your demos up close. SueL x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I hope today went well for you at AP. I thought how relaxed you appeared yesterday, Im sure you must be absolutely exhausted by now.

Love today's card with the graduating tones - you really are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents.

Love Brenda xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

great card love the die it's so retro ,Laura O

Dawn Holben said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love the circles striplet die but have still not bought it yet.
I shall rectify that next week as I know it is going to get used a lot.
Also the subtle shading with the inks in each section and the glitter gives it such a pretty finish.

Hope you all had a fab time at ally pally.

Craftychris said...

Beautiful ! Love all the sparkle!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
wonderful card, love everything about it.
Really nice to see you yesterday, you were so busy,
and many of the cafe' friends and Wilsonettes.
Had a really good day and bought some dies so after
today's rest I hope to make some cards tomorrow/ today.

hugs to all, Maria x

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the graduated colour and the striplet. I have several of your sentiment dies but have never thought to use clear embossing powder on them. Thanks for the idea. Lovely to hear the tales of the ladies who were lucky enough to see you at Ally Pally. Hope you enjoyed yourself as much as they did.
Take care everyone.

Helen Aiken said...

Loved the Ally Pally on Sunday and watching you work Sue. I love the inspiration you give by sharing your techniques. The crowd round your table was only 3 deep - hate to think what it was like on Saturday! Sounds as if everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did. x

Vie Carter said...

Great card


Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty!

SueJ said...

A really lovely card, love the technique used.