Friday, 29 April 2016

You're Amazing

Hi crafters!  I have been having a play with one of the  Stamps to Die For that match my die Wellington die.  I started by stamping the Lily Corner in black and cutting it out with the matching Wellington die outer cutting edge.  I coloured it with Distress markers (mostly Rusty Hinge,Mustard Seed, Forest Moss and Peacock Feathers), using a wet paintbrush to lift colour off in areas to create light.  I stamped the lilies again and hand cut the two larger ones , coloured them and added them back over the originals with a bit of mounting foam to raise them for dimension.  I used a white gel pen to add dots to make them into Tiger Lilies, as a suggestion that John Lockwod gave me.  John drew these beautiful flowers and his suggestion was spot on!  I stamped a sentiment and gut it out with an oval, inked the edges with Tumbled Glass and mounted it the upper corner with foam.  I created a backing piece for the stamped image by cutting both edges of a piece of coconut white card with the Dorado Gemini Die.  I wanted to add a bit more emphasis to it so I cut two more of the same die out of white card, but used both cutting edges this time.  I then glued them atop the original areas cut out of the white card so it gave more weight to the edges.  I matted it on to a larger piece of coconut white card, then added my usual pierced matting and layering to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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158 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, love it. The sentiment right back at you Sue.
Weather seems milder today, it was so cold yesterday I thought we were back in winter.
Daily hugs to all. Hoping June and Tracey are still doing well. Missing our friends.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

The focal element certainly has a look of spring, more than I can say for our weather!

Pretty Friday card

Smiles

June x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Sue. What a striking card. Love the white highlights on the lilies it just makes them ping.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Jan

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue , nice and cheerful. Have a good bank holiday everyone. Hope weather is better. JJxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies and stamps thanks tracyw

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Another lovely card. The lilies really stand out and make you feel that Spring is here - unlike our awful weather. It was my birthday yesterday and I can't ever remember such bad weather on my birthday before- and I'm an old biddy.
Thanks for all your lovely ideas this week, again.
D x

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card. As ever love your colouring,always looks amazing.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
This is a lovely vibrant card Thank you.
Take care all and have a good weekend Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow stunning card today Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning flowers when I colour in they never look this good love the card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Pretty card, love the colours on the lily!!
Sentiment says it all " you are amazing"
Have the Wellington die, so versatile.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

pippajb said...

Wow ! what a colourful card.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The stamped image is lovely but once you have coloured it in it is gorgeous. The white pen just makes the lilies pop and makes them so life like. I dont know what is happening with this weather two weeks ago i set my strawberries in beautiful sunshine and ever since its done nothing but rain or snow. Yesterday was so cold and it snowed on and off all day. I have woke up this morning to another cold day with a covering of snow again i just hope the weather improves for the bank holiday weekend fingers crossed.
Take care everyone and have a lovely bank holiday weekend
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, your lily stamp just adds so much depth into the flowers. Yvonne xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Your colouring is fabulous! It is so striking - makes a lovely card.
Snow again in Sheffield and I've booked Monday off. Hope it improves.
Lots of love
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

A lovely card, Sue, and am always in awe of your colouring talents. John's dotty idea is brilliant, really brings the flowers to life.
Anyone in the market for a GC Teal, Oyster Stamps have a special offer £49.99 !! Free carriage too.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, the flowers are so life-like

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty, lovely x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card. Love how you've framed the focal point with the Gemini dies. The colouring of the stamp is beautiful, John's so right about the white pen, but I especially like how you've coloured the outside part of the stamp not just the lilies - it really makes it stand out.
The Tour de Yorkshire starts today, the third leg comes through here on Sunday - hope the weather improves! Sue XXX

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

We had a wonderful start to our week with a smile and finished it off with the most amazing Lilly, almost feels 3D Sue, really pretty, and brings so much colour to this freezing cold, snowy miserable morning in Lancashire !
After my full on day with my little grand-daughter, my struggle with the weather God's and a night with full on leg and feet cramps I've eventually caught up with yesterday's video tutorial. I have to admit I feel just like Maggie, in bits after a dreadful night ! Lol poor Maggie, if only I could come out looking as pretty - it's making me think that if you created Maggie for Maggie, Maggie must be a beautiful person through and through ☺ so this sentiment comes back to you both. For if there wasn't a Maggie there wouldn't be a Maggie.. ok I'm showing signs of dilarium so if off. Have a lovely day Sue xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely bright card Sue and a gorgeous stamp,
XxRuth

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is lovely, the lilies look beautiful in the colours you have used. Have a great day. Bx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the lilies on your card today. The colour is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Ok so Wednesday was a happy smile day I blame it on the dilirium lol !!

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. The lily is amazing. Really life like. Happy Friday all!

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,the way you have coloured them is beautiful,lovely combination these dies and stamps,thank you,Linda x

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card and what a beautiful lily!
Maggie B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I love the beautiful lilies, the colours are so striking, another gorgeous card.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Michele

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, the lilies are stunning and the dorado Gemini die works perfectly for the card. Love it xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card today, I wish I could colour like you do, whenever I try I never really manage it very well.
Back to quilt making for me today.
Have a lovely day
Maggie

Karen Drew said...

Love the colours you have used on the lilies. The Gemini dies really set the centre off. Stunning
Luv
Karen xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, such a lovely card I do love lilies they really make the card stand out
Kathy B x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Very striking card with the colours on the white background. Your colouring of the lilies is lovely and the white dots were a great idea of John's. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love that stamp it is beautiful. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Your lily looks lovely enough to pick, such gorgeous colours and love the dots too.
Have a great weekend everyone
Hugs
Muriel z

laura ann kempster said...

Good morning Sue,

What a beautiful card - those lilies are stunning; such a pretty element to include!

Laura K x

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, love the stamp and the colouring, so true to life.

Had wound dressing changed yesterday, wound about the same, got to go back on Saturday. Then yesterday afternoon I felt terrible, came over all poorly, was violently sick and went to bed until this morning, feeling a bit better this morning. Gosh didn't realise how long this would take.

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

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

best stamp lilly that I have ever seen coloured in, looks almost real ?
I absoutely love it and the card and well done John too for playing his part. x

doreenj said...



I like the idea of putting another layer on the frilly edges,





Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a truly stunning card and I like the way you have layered the lilies. John's idea of the gel pen is such a good idea. Both you and your card are amazing. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue , what a lovely card, The lilies do stand out .It's our daughters wedding tomorrow so I will not be able to blog again for a few days Sue. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful,. Love the lilies, well done John. They really pop and look so realistic.
Sorry to hear you're having such a rough time June, hope you feel better today.
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, love the lilies stamp and the colour scheme you've chosen really brings them to life...

Izzy

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The lily stamp is gorgeous and you've coloured it brilliantly. I love the gemini die.
B xx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card and colors Sue
Elaine H X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the colouring makes such a lifelike flower so pretty love from Jackie xx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, a very beautiful card, and the sentiment is just you, I have this stamp and die, so I will have ago at doing
something similar.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

A Happercrafter6 said...

I love the lilies Sue. Beautiful card.
Jan
Northampton

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so striking love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love this lily, and John was right about the White pen. It is a very striking card.

Love Rosemarie x x

rosiejt said...

That card is also so amazing!

Anne Crawford said...

Absolutely love this card, the lily stamp is fabulous ! Also love the way you have used the Gemini die.
Anne xo

Sue MacFall said...

Beautiful, Sue - your colouring is great and the tip about the white dots is so useful.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Suemac said...

Stunning card

Jane Franklin said...

Wow thats fab. Luv jxxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card
Nancyd xx

Sylvia Yates said...

A most beautiful card. But I can't get the hang of colouring in. My shading never looks right. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card - love the stamped image. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

hettygarlick said...

Lovely card. I have this stamp and used it on my Easter cards. I had so many lovely compliments about them. The Stamps to Die For are really fun to use and such superb quality. I really like what you've done with it here Sue. My Easter ones were much more pastel coloured.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the brightness of the Lilies, a beautiful card!
Poor June so sorry you are feeling so ill, lets hope its a one off and today you'll feel better!
This cold is becoming too much now, can't believe I still have to put my heating on!
Take care
Love Marg

Marion said...

HI Sue stunning card ,love the colouring on the lilies.
it you that is amazing.
Marion H

Pauline A said...

GM Sue, Those lilies look almost real. Such a lovely card. Hugs xx Pauline A

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue you are amazing this card is stunning love the stamp a must have me thinks Thank you love always June Horrocks xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card I love this stamp, I am not a stamper but I use this a lot. love Jean Z xxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love your colouring. John's idea about the white dots was spot on!
Would love to see more of stamping and colouring along with the dies. x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card. The lily is very pretty.
Regards,
Evis M.

SueJ said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, love the way you have coloured the stamp.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today with your stunning colouring of John's lovely stamp.
Lesley S x

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a lovely card and beautiful colouring.
Enjoy the bank holiday everyone,hope the weather gets better soon.
Take care JaneB.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card I love the way you've given dimension to the lilies by adding another layer

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Where Do I Begin My Friend, Another "Extremely, Exquisite Card" I So Love
"The Very Beautiful Lily Corner Stamp" Also "The Wellington Die" I'm Thrilled To Say
I Have The Wonderful Stamp And Die, It Stamp's So Extremely Well, Truly Beautiful.
Also The Truly Wonderful, Awesome "Wellington Die" Then Adding The Very Beautiful
"Dorado Gemini Die's" These Are Just So Outstanding.
I Really Love How You've Cut The Stamp Out Twice, Placing Two Of The Larger Lilies
On Top Of Each Other To Bring Height, I Love How After Colouring You've Used Your
White Gel Pen.
Beautiful Sentiment, Truly Wonderful Colours Just So Rich.....
The Flower Looks So Lifelike, It's So Truly Beautiful How Your Dies And John's Stamps Work So Very
Well Together.
Sue Thank You Once Again For Sharing This Extremely Awesome Card, You Truly Inspire Me
And I Truly Appreciate It.
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
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

kiwiali said...

Your card is beautiful! I like how you have cut the extra lilies to decoupage. They look great.Your colouring is super! I also like the base layer with the die cut at each end

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card I love the way you've given dimension to the lilies by adding another layer

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, the lily stamp is gorgeous.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card and stamp. Love it.
Lydia
X

sandy acland said...

Bold colours on a pretty card:0)

Sandy (tort)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely colouring and it's made a beautiful card. SueL x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a cold sunny morning, we had thunder and lightening last night plus a heavy downfall, I do hope we miss that today. A really striking card today and I love the diecut edge though, the colours are really bright and powerful. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the strong colours

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, you really do have some pretty stamps in your collections and it's good to see them being showcased. John has done a good job with this one and the white highlights work a treat. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Dragonsnap happy birthday for yesterday hope you had a good day despite the weather Xxx
Gloria congratulations to your daughter enjoy the wedding tomorrow, hopefully the weather will be a talking point and a memory rather than a problem xxx
June keep smiling, hope you feel better soon xxx

Alison Thorne said...

Nice card - bit different from your usual work, but looks amazing. Lilies are gorgeous xx

Robin said...

The white gel pen dots really finish off those lilies.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
What a smashing card. I love the colouring on your lilies.

Love to all xx

gwen70 said...

WOW Sue stunning card

Annie Pennington said...

Love the stamped lilies, they are so pretty. I also like the use of Distress inks. Peacock feathers is one of my favourite inks.

Annie P
xxx

carol quinn said...

Wow,this is gorgeous.....the sentiment is made for you, you are amazing
Carol

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with beautiful colouring, perhaps the secret is the wet paintbrush to take colour away? I was at the Crafting Live Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast yesterday and treated myself to your wedding Shadowbox die and the lovely poppy flowers, I really wanted some texture paste but there was a distinct lack of Creative expressions goods apart from your dies. Create and Craft were filming live from the show so it was busy busy
June you are having an awful time, hope you feel better soon

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card, but as I am not very good at stamping, its not a card, I would make
Wendyx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, with beautifully coloured lilies. Nice and fancy too because of the Dorado Gemini die.

Dragonsnap2, Happy Birthday for yesterday. I hope you had a lovely day, despite the weather.

June, hope you get well again very soon.

Love Helen Bell xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
WOW...words fail me...almost. What a stunningly beautiful card today. I love lilies, especially the orange ones. I can see that stamp making its way into my collection before too long :)
Bejay xx

Paula said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, I keep saying I'm going to try stamping again but never actually getting round to it, maybe this is the moment, and the stamp! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Nanny Jo said...

What a lovely card, Sue! The colours are so striking and the use of the double layer on the die frames the flowers beautifully. Jo x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful dies and the lilly stamp you have used. I love it.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue,love the dies.
Gr, Elly

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What stunning card, love how you have coloured the flowers, they look just perfect.

Have a great day, love and hugs Brenda XXX

ursula said...

Quite different for you Sue, but oh so beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Chris Curry said...

A very striking card Sue. I know lots of people who adore lilies, my self included, who would love this card. Thank you. Xx

Theresa Pace said...

absolutely gorgeous. that stamp is gorgeous. i do love it when you add the stamping to the die cuts. i think they come to life. and your colouring is ace, hugs xx

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful design x

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue, I was at the spring flower show in Harrogate last week and saw Lilies like these. So bright and cheery, just like your card.

Love
Meg
xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is an eyecatching card, something to brighten up this grey and cold Friday. Lovely.
Hugs, Rose

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Wow, the coloring on those gorgeous lilies is pure perfection!
Yes, "You're Amazing"!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs to all ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Jean said...

Gorgeous colors!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love the lillies on this card, and having the matching die is a bonus. These are going onto my wish list.
Margaret xx

terrie said...

Just beautiful....love the color...well done Sue

Kate's Cards said...

Oooooh that colour really pops!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Sue stunning flowers and colouring and a great design.
very beautiful card

gr karin van eijk

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I have been saying for ages that I must use my stamps to die for because the results you get with them are fantastic
Beautiful card Sue love the way you have coloured the stamped image
Have a great day everyone
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Crewe Trish said...

The weather this week continues to be cold and wet but a click on to your daily blog immediately brightens the day thank you. Happy birthday to dragonsnap2 for yesterday. Gloria enjoy your daughters wedding tomorrow. To June hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

A really pretty card today....your ears should have been burning yesterday (my Mom always said if your ears are burning, somone is talking about you...LOL) anyway, an old friend of mine and I bumped into each other some weeks back (right after my hubby's surgery) and we've gotten together twice now to do some crafting at my house. She's quite a talented artist who has done some cardmaking--mostly stamping; but, she was not familiar with die cutting (boy did I feel smart)...so guess who I introduced her to???....YOU...and your beautiful dies. She's hooked!!! I so enjoyed showing her your dies and how beautiful they cut....she's coming again next week....we've only scratched the surface. Have a great weekend. Jan D., Florida, USA

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue your colouring is amazing I love the shading and white dots x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card that looks deceptively simple but we know the work that went into making it. I love the vibrant colours you have chosen and your colouring is brilliant as always. I too love lillies and many many years ago used to grow them in my garden until I learnt that they were poisonous to cats and dug them all up. If I have lillies indoors now I make sure that I remove all the stamens and pollen before putting them on display.
Frances

Val Jones said...

This card is stunning Sue and the lilies look amazing.
Love Val in Spain x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a pretty card Sue with your beautifl lilies on it looking so life like in colour and design, so really it is a well done to you and to John for designing them. I do like who sometimes you make a plainer card with your stamps and just cutting around the outline of them with your die. Todays offering is one of those that you could give just as how are you doing type of a card. I was lucky to get a " Missing you" card from a very dear friend just the other day and i have to say it fair made my day. Thank you flower for inspiring us yet again with your wonderful designs and inspirations. I hope you are missing the snow, we have it on my beloved hills where it is beautiful and it can stay there for as long as it wants. This morning i woke up to the top two thirds of my lovely hills looked liked they had been iced as you couldn't see anything through the snow on them, but it is fading back again now. It's a bit cool today but that's ok if we get a beautiful summer that keeps it lovely for numerous weeks with it raining during the night to keep the flowers and gardens pretty and filling up the water stations. I hope that you all have a lovely day, with hugs going to Tracy, Wheely and anyone else that could just do with some, they are there for the taking,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card as always, lilies are my favourite flowers! Hugs, Ivy C x

Sylvi said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Tiger lilies are my absolute favourite flower. xx Sylvi

Su said...

Love the stamp, colouring fab and dies are fab. Card...Beautiful!

Wendy L said...

Beautiful lilies and the card is gorgeous, xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Your lilies are absolute perfection!!! This is such an amazing card that will definitely bring happiness to the recipient!! TFS!

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely colourful card today Sue, the Dorado die looks fab, well done,

thank you,

lots of love and craftihappiness and have a fab holiday weekend everyone,

Pearl xx

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely ladies
I really love the colours in this card, generally a green and blue girl so I love teal but it does look stunning with the beautiful burnt orange lilies. The Dorado Gemini frames your artwork perfectly Sue - gorgeous.
Love Deb C xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely!

Jenny wren said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card, love the shading and colours afraid I'm not very good at colouring.
Have a good weekend, Hugs to all special hug for you Sue.
Jennywren x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I really love it when you showcase your colouring skills, you are a true master stamper and colourist. Whilst the image is stunning , it's your expert colouring and delicate shading that brings the stamp to life- the orange is very eye catching and the inclusion of the white dots add an authenticity to the image. The final touch of decoupaging the flowers is ingenious.....I'm a real fan of decoupage, I used to spend hours every night cutting images, gluing and glazing, it's very therapeutic. I love the simplicity of the card, it's clean lines and non fussiness really enhance the star of the show, the beautiful lilies. I'm a fan of lilies, however they're poisonous to pussy cats and therefore we can't have them in the house....Brodie likes nothing more than chewing the leaves and petals of flowers and plants, he must be a budding veggie:-)

Apologies for my absence of late, but a mixture of ill health and family commitments made it really difficult to keep track of the blog other than to pop by and view Sues fabulous cards. My tooth infection and exposed nerve really knocked the stuffing out of me, the pain was a weary and the longer it went on the more drained I felt. I was surviving on painkillers, soft foods like soup and custard and fractured sleep....not a diet I would recommend:-) I heard all these horror stories about root canal surgery and thought it best just to sacrifice the tooth and have it removed....my dentist had other ideas though! I had the surgery a couple of days ago and apart from some residual bruising and tenderness the pain has all but gone:-)
My uncle thrust himself upon us last weekend whilst I was in the midst of my misery, he's eighty and very demanding, likes to be waited on hand and foot. However, apart from his near obsessive possession of the tv remote control and constant minor league football, it was enjoyable...after losing my dad you appreciate older family members more than ever before.
Dragonsnap2, belated birthday greetingsxxx
Gloria, hope the weather is kind for your daughters wedding tomorrow, enjoy the dayxxx
Theresa, no, I'm afraid Yvonne and I hadn't absconded on a cheeky little cruise, mores the pity, but is the world really ready for us to actually meet in person? Methinks not!:-)
Huge hugs to all my blog buddies, I've missed you all this past week and hope you are all wellxxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card, very striking but absolutely stunning stamp....

Anne Prescott said...

Love this card, nice to see stamped and well coloured image. Think I must get this stamp.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card.
Rosemary xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card today, I must admit that stamping and colouring are my favourite techniques, and the lilies are gorgeous.
June, this is certainly taking it out of you, Get Well Soon.
Laine, you've had a rough time, I'm glad things are improving.
Love to all,
Maureen xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. X

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card, lovely stamp and I really like the Dorado Gemini Die. Sorry if I am being a little pedantic, I don't wish to offend you, (how someone colours their flowers is their business) and I don't know what John Lockwood was growing but the spots of a Tiger lily are a dark orange to black colour and are only on the inside of the flower, so you only see them when the flower is fully open. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

magpie said...

Hi Sue....gorgeous, just gorgeous! Love it all and the amazing colouring in just makes it stand out lovely x "Thank you Sue" xx Love Karen xx Love and hugs to you and to all our Wilsonettes xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A stunning card today, I think I saw it on TV. Love the colours and I particularly like the way the border dies nestle in nicely with the die from the main element.

Lisbeth

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely stamp and card. I also love you showcasing your colouring technique.

sued99 said...

Such a pretty card. Love the stamp.

Laura O' Connor said...

a really pretty card ,love the stamp such pretty flowers ,Laura O

liz spooner said...

This is a really pretty card Sue.xx

karenlotty said...

Pretty card and I love Stamps to Die for Slowly very slowly I'm adding them to my collection Beautifully coloured and John is right The white pen really finishes them off

DeCor said...

Lovely colourful card today. The lilies look fab. I also like the contrast surround, it really sets them off. Still working so just a short break and note.
Have a great long weekend all!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS CARD. WONDERFUL STAMP
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! I am a big fan of stamping and die cutting on my cards.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today. Love the colouring. Thank you.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card and I love how you coloured in the lilies,
love the colours used together.

Wish you better June, take care x
Good to see you back Lorraine ,also take care
and hope you can eat properly again soon x
Happy birthday to any new as old, Nanny Karen !:-)
Hugs to you all and special ones to anyone needing one.

hugs Maria x

Dawn Holben said...

Ooh Sue I love this card and I just have to get that stamp as lillies are my favourite
flower.
I love the pretty detail at either side from the die you have used and the beautiful colours.
Just simply gorgeous.

Eunice said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the colors and use of the dies is amazing!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Very very late! Sorry! Lovely card! Your lilies are delightful!
Love Myra xxx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. Your fabulous stamping and colouring in recent months has even inspired me, a non-stamper, to try my hand at stamping. Lots more practise needed but it's improving.
Hope the sun shines on your daughter's wedding on Saturday, Gloria.
Belated birthday wishes to Dragonsnap2.
Take care everyone.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sue

Anne

Debbie said...

I love how this card turned out. The colors are lovely. Accent pieces outside of the main design, are just perfect!!

Vie Carter said...

Lovely colours, sorry for the late post

Vie
x

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 colours,
This is a card is for anyone, birthday, get well, thank you, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Really lovely card Sue X X X