Sunday, 15 May 2016

Best Wishes

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card is quite simply a case of the dies doing all the work for you!  I started by cutting eight of the Hobart Adornment out of coconut white card.  I selected Iris card to add to the combo as it pops nicely against the white.  I cut two squares of Iris card, one at 4 1/4" square and the other at 6 1/4" square.  On the smaller piece, I glued the Hobart Adornments with the straight edge to the edge of the card, centring them on each side.  I matted this piece with white card then added mounting foam and placed it in a diamond orientation in the centre of the larger square.  I glued the remaining adornments so the straight edge lined up with the straight edge of the smaller piece and the tips pointed towards the corners.  I stamped my sentiment from the Elegant Sentiment clear stamp set by Creative Expressions.  I cut the inner die from the Melbourne in Iris card, matted it in white then cut the centre out to create a frame for my sentiment.  I added pearls and mounted it in the centre of the card.  I completed the card with a pierced white mat, a thin Iris card mat and a final white layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Weekly Comment Game are:

Michelle Stanley!!!
Wings!!!
Susan White!!!

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






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133 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love it.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
June, hope you are a little more comfortable today, NannaTina, hope Mick is feeling better which will make you feel better too.
Lynda, how are you, have you had your ECG yet.
Big hugs to all and our missing friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another lovely card and so easy, Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters everywhere,
Thank you for another beautiful card - the use of the adornment die is so clever. Love the colourway.
Congratulations to the card winners!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Old lace look, great looking.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the use of the Hobart adornment and thanks for the measurements too. Congratulations to all the winners. Sue XXX

hettygarlick said...

Lovely card and the iris colour is beautiful.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles coming your way Sue. My first reaction when today's card loaded was WOW !! It really packs a punch. Yes, old lace as Jacqui has already mentioned, the iris colour you have used for the background just highlights the beauty of the dies you chose for this gorgeous daily treat.
Gillian seems to have settled well, I got her home just before lunch and she seemed so happy smooshed up to Lauren so I left them to catch up, they send their love by the way.
I hope whatever you have planned for the day is enjoyable and makes you happy xx

Oh sorry ladies almost forgot to congratulate the 3 of you on your win, enjoy your gift xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the colour I have some cards to make for the next few months so going to do all the cutting at home and make them up at the hospital.
Mick still not well had another drip for fluids and more antibiotics as he's still not drinking also needed a head CT scan was all good also took more bloods for testing he slept for a lot of the time but when awake he was very distressed hoping for a better day today
Congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies must get this die thank you tracyw congratulations to the winners

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card that looks much harder to make than it is. Love it.
Congratulations to the winners.
D x

Anonymous said...

Lovely laceyl looking card Sue, very pretty. Congratulations to winners . JJxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love this lacy card, very pretty. congratulations to all the winners

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card, great colours and the Hobart adornment is such a versatile die, love the way you have used it here.
Congratulations to the winners
Hugs
Muriel x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Pretty card Sue-very delicate looking.

Linda Graham said...

Love the lacy look of these dies Sue,lovely colour,thank you,Linda x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card to greet us today, love the use of the Hobart dies, really does speak for themselves.

One of the areas on my wound has opened up again but the nurse said it would, will see on Tuesday if it is OK. Sorry to hear about Mick and others who are poorly, I do hope things improve for all of you.

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

June Smith said...

Whoops sorry forgot to congratulate everyone on winning xxxxx

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

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love these colours.

Annie P
xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A stunning card. Love the colours and the lacey look to this one. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Debra K. said...

Lovely lacy card! Gorgeous blue colour.
Congratulations to the winners today! Debra x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. It looks like a piece of lace it's so intricate.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great to see how one die can create such impact, love the iris colour!
Congratulations to all the winners.x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card it most certainly looks like lace, I love the colours and dies you've used.
Congratulations to the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jane Franklin said...

The colours are lovely and it makes an eye catching card.
Congrats to the winners luv jxxx

auscrafts said...

Lovely way to use the dies ,beautiful colour

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love those dies they really do, do all the work they are amazing. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
wow this really does pop in these colours. It's a lovely card and just goes to show what you can do with one doe.
Lovely!
Anne M xxx

carol quinn said...

This one really stands out..really pretty
Congratulations to the winners
Carol

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the perfect symmetry and the Iris and white colour scheme really makes the lacy Hobart pop...

Congratulations to all the winners...

Izzy

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the lacy look. Your card is the best colours anywhere & it makes your card pop out. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners. Yvonne xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, gorgeous colours.
B xx

dmjones said...



Congrats to all the winners!!!

This card will be so useful for all occasions!



Doreen x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the colour and the lacy look.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

hazel young said...

Stunning card love the colours x xhazel

gingernuts said...

Hi Sue Good Morning. What another stunning card. I would not of thought to
do that with the die.Lovely colours. Mavis L x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I love how you have used the adornment die .It looks like lace . Congrats to all the winners. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. Such a lovely lacy look to this card & a great colour too. Congrats to the lucky winners

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, and one that looks easy to do. The Iris card is so pretty too.
Nanna Tina, such a tough time for you, do hope Mick improves quickly.
Also June, sending hugs.
Norah, good news!

'P' in Wales

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Fab use of the dies and lovely colour combo. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the dies and colours.
Have a great weekend,
XxRuth

Chris Curry said...

A simple idea with very effective results Sue. Thank you. Xx

SueJ said...

A lovely card, the die is gorgeous and I love how the blue card pops with the white.

Congratulations to all three winners.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Very pretty card, great effect from just one die, love it.
Well done to the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue, the Iris card is one of my favourites.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

Tressa said...

It is surprising how much can be done with just one die. This card proves it beautifully. Love the lacey look.

As always, envious of the lucky winners. I am sure I am not the only one who has gone a shade of green this morning!!!!!

Teresa

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I love this one, must experiment more with my dies

marg said...

Hello Sue
Pretty Lace card and lovely colours!
Well done to the winners too!
Love Marg

fame01 said...

Hi sue
Oh What a smashing looking card I love the die makes it look so lacy
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Good morning Sue, this is a really beautiful card, really like the lacy look, and a great colour.
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Wendyx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning, I hope you enjoy your day to. A beautiful card this morning I love that colour and the design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I love the dies and colour combo. Looking forward to your next release of dies - keep 'em coming please. Have a great day. x

June Horrocks said...

Good morning sue a stunning card love the colour and the way you have used the dies is brill also the colours thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx congrats to the winners xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
It is amazing how you can produce such a pretty card like this with just one die.
I love the pretty iris blue card and the lacy look.
Lesley S x

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and colours. love Jean Z xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, I wish I could come up with designs as easily as you. Love the Iris card, such a pretty shade of purple. Well done to the comment game winners. Bx

sandy acland said...

A very pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card, and another great way to use your dies!
So easy - and such a striking result :))
Congrats to this week's lucky winners!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a clever use of one die. Just love the look of lace on cards and this is so pretty against the beautiful iris colour. Congratulations to the lucky winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card today Sue, have this die and not used it yet so thankyou for the inspiration

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card today sue x I love the delicate lacy look from the die its really pretty x the blue really makes the dies pop its beautiful x thankyou so much so for your inspiration and thankyou for saying which set the sentiment is from its so helpful , especially when I am lucky enough to own the set xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners x
Norah I love reading your comments and so wish I had your views x we have the fair in town so all I can see from my garden is lasers shooting across the sky ! So glad tia is on the mend and hope she is coping without the pain killers x
Tracy hope you are having a lovely break x
Wheely bad ,laine ,yvonne and beth sending you all hugs xxx
Nanna tina I hope mick has a better day x sending hugs x
Sending cuddles to all the wilsonettes in need of one and the four paws x
Theresa w xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Love the way you use smaller dies to make a bigger picture - beautiful, Sue.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Sue Mac

Alison Thorne said...

Another lovely card. I have just received the Iris coloured card and it is even prettier in "real life" than on the screen. Thank you for sharing your ideas xx

karenlotty said...

Very ornate and could be done in a myriad of colours

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card, it does remind me of old lace. The colour combo is great.

Love Rosemarie x X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a very pretty card .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue one die but such an intricate pattern created. The iris and white card stock look great together. Love from Jackie xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous colours and what a simply stunning card Sue, have a great day, hugs xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Fabulous use of the die. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the iris card with the white and the dies certainly do all the work. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Beautiful, clean and crisp and overall your usual professional creation

Congratulations to this week's winners

Crafty smiles :)

June x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so clever how you have used the die to do the work thankyou for your

inspiration.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kate's Cards said...

Ooh another Wedgewood looky likey! Very pretty xxx

Suebak said...

Beautifully designed card. Loving the iris colour foundation card.

Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a pretty lacy card and I love the mirror imaging of the dies. The iris card is a gorgeous colour and it really shows off the white die cuts.

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

Frances

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous lacy card today, very pretty and the iris is a wonderful shade of blue, might have to find that 😀. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Congratulations to all the comment winners xxx
June hopefully this is the wound getting worse before it gets better but shows the honey is working its magic xxx
Nana Tina sending you a hug, I hope Mick improves soon xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Beverley W

pippajb said...

Love the colour, my favourite card this week.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the colour of the card today. It just goes to show that such a simple design can look so effective.

Lisbeth

Nicky said...

Hi Sue,
Your card is so pretty and lacy. I love the colour combination.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Again, you've given us a beautiful card. I love the design and colour. Gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Scottydog said...

Stunning card - think it's the colour combination with the lacy look die. It needs a strong colour to make it pop! Also a shade of my favourite colour. Thank you Sue!

Congratulations to the comment winners.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. The Hobart adornment doing all the work and looks like it would be a quick card to make. Congratulations to the comment game winners

Nanna Tina hope you find Mick has improved a little and you both have a better day
June hope the wound heals soon sounds like a nasty infection you've had

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Paula said...

This is a very impressive card Sue, and in my favourite colours too, again! :) You've certainly made the dies do the work for you, something I'm very fond of. I think I will have a go at this card.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Val Jones said...

What a wonderful card Sue. Wish I had your ideas.
Congrats to the lcky winners.
Love Val in Spain x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, loving this simple card with your corner/border dies giving us range of ideas. Love the colour match too. At the moment I have done six of the "Stained Glass" techniques using your Calabria die. It's an amazing and beautiful die. The colours of the first card finished are a lilac, cerise pink and gold with the Calabria in gold mirror board. I then put the gold mirror board on the top of the card and layered black card on the top of that and then put the gold corners in mirror board. It really is a gorgeous technique. I've left them overnight to dry and I've just got to put all the creations together now! "Thank you Sue" xx sending love and hugs to you and your family xx sending love and hugs to all Wilsonettes in need too. Congratulation to Michelle, Wings and Susan! Enjoy your prize! xx Love Karen xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue.

congratulations to the winners.

gr karin van eijk

Nanny Jo said...

A stunning card from a simple idea, Sue! I am going to give this one a go,right down to the colourway.I have a friend in America with a birthday soon, I know she will love it! Jo xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A pretty, clean and simple Card. The potential is amazing, thinking of all the dies and colours you could use, you could make it loads of times and it would never be the same. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Michelle Stanley, Wings and Susan White.

Best wishes

DeCor said...

I love the way this looks. It reminds me of an heirloom! It is really good the way you are showing us how to use one die in so many ways on one card.

Congrats to all the winners!

Have a GRAND day. Lovely and warm here even though forecast for cooler!

ursula said...

Congrats to winners....I just love this idea of using a single die and making such an amazing card with it, just by using ones imagination, which you are very good at Sue....will once again, give it a go....thanks for showing us such a beautiful card...luv Ursula xx

Suemac said...

Stunning card

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue this is a very pretty. Add and I love the colours, you can do so much with these adornments dies I like them
KathyB x

Eunice said...

The adornment dies are very versatile. I love this when you are in a hurry and need something quickly. Thanks for the ideas.

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card and I love the font on the sentiment.
Con congratulations the all the winners.

CraftyJo said...

Love the colours today :)

iReneM said...


This is beautiful, Sue.

A great design with just one die :)

x

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful card!! I really love the font on the sentiment! TFS!
Congratulations to this week's comment winners!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Love today's card it is so striking. You are right the dies work so well to make this stunning card
Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prize
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card, and gorgeous colour.xx

Susan White said...

Oh another lovely card today Sue, and I have a very similar die that this design will work well with. I'm so excited to be chosen as one of your lucky comment game winners this week - thanks so much - thrilled to bits! Have a lovely evening, Susan x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love your ideas for using a single die to produce a stunning card. Congratulations to this weeks winners.

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. I am starting to think of corner dies in a whole different look now.
Congratulations to the winners

Luv
Karen xx

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card. Great use of corner dies. Very pretty in blue.

Meg Owen said...

Lovely card Sue, the Iris card is such a striking colour.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

nannapat said...

Pretty card in a lovely colour. Congrats to the winners. Pat x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is very pretty I love the lacey look of the card & the colours Congratulations to all the winners

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is very pretty I love the lacey look of the card & the colours Congratulations to all the winners

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening to the beautiful Sue and merry band of Wilsonettes ,
Sue I do love your iris coloured card as it is such a lovely colour making a lovely card with the white against it. Sorry this is a very short today as I've been resorted to this iPad which has run out of buster so I will say thank you lovely lady for today's lovely WOW SENDING HUGS TO OUR Wilsonettes that could do with one or need one or just want one there is hugs in abundance for you all,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah ( glenochil village)

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card love the way you have made small dies become a big wow by placing them together ,Laura O

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
WOW this card is like a beautiful piece of Wegwood, a real classic.
Love Brenda xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the blue and white, the design is beautiful and I really love the way you have used the Hobart die, must get it because I live in Hobart, Tasmania.
DiB.x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good evening Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Beautiful card...I love how you created a masterpiece with just one die. You are truly amazing!!!!!
Nanna Tina...hope Mick had a better day.
June...sending healing hugs.
Laine, Yvonne, Wheely Bad, Lorraine and everyone I've forgotten...sending special hugs!
I spent the day today on the soccer field watching my other two grandchildren play. It's supposed to be spring but we were freezing!!!
Sleep well my friends.
Hugs to all. ❌⭕️❌⭕️

craftynanna said...

Hello Sue this is a fantastic card so lovely, I haven't been to good lately hence my lack of comments, although I have been looking in, well done to all the comment winners. Hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hello Sue this is a fantastic card so lovely, I haven't been to good lately hence my lack of comments, although I have been looking in, well done to all the comment winners. Hugs to all Johanna

Su said...

Very pretty card, fab dies shown off to their best with the lovely colours.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Rather late as had a busy day but just had to say I love today's beautiful card!
Thank you!
Night Night Everyone, xxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the lacy effect it gives
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Great idea using the one die to make a beautiful card. The colours are lovely too. X

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.

gailgale said...

Sooo Pretty!!!

Sandy H said...

Lovely lacy look to today's card, pretty colour too.
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the comment game.
Nanna Tina, hope Mick is feeling more comfortable soon.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very much my style of card Sue. Lovely colours.
Jan
Northampton

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely colours could be a very good masculine card. Ivy C x

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful design and love this colour

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

So beautiful...reminds me of crochet doilies my Mom used to make. Jan D., Florida, USA

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHO WOULD KNOW A LITTLE DIE COULD DO SO MUCH. LOOKS FANTASTIC. LOVE THE COLOUR TOO.
CONGRATS YOU WINNERS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I Love this card, through and through. The colour Iris is a gorgeous shade, and the lacy look is so delicate looking. Thanks for sharing.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock xxoo

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