Monday, 2 May 2016

Best Wishes

Hi bloggers!  A bit of a simple card today, but I loved the ease of it and it is always handy to have a quick make when needed!  I cut the Pierced Rose Background out of sky blue card, leaving a wide border around it.  I backed it with a piece of coconut white card.   Next I cut it into three wide sections.  I added mounting foam to the back and re attached them to a piece of coconut white card with a small gap between them.  I stamped my sentiment from the Delightful Sentiment set by Creative Expressions and cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set.  I cut a Blushing Rose die out of white and backed it with a sky blue solid piece and seated it on a bow tied from thin black satin ribbon.  I seated it at the end of my sentiment strip and added some Lace Edged Leaves cut out of white card as accents.  I did a bit of matting and layering with white, sky blue and black to frame and finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now,
Sue x

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Pam said...

Love the card Sue, so lovely.
June, glad the clinic is good with you, you are is right about our NHS, we would be in dire straits without them.
Wherever you are going, have a wonderful restful time and take care.
Tracey, so glad Graeme enjoyed his day, he has had a tough time lately, watching you battle through your treatment, nice you both had a great day.
Daily hugs to all and our missing friends

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card once again. It's nice to have simplicity sometimes especially when in a hurry.
D x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, I've never thought of making a background die into a triptych - I'll be having a look at the backgrounds I have to see if this technique will work with any of them. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Unknown said...

Really elegant card
Carol said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely easy card with such pretty leaves.
June I hope all goes well with you.
Take care all and have a good day Kitty.

tracy w said...

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

Anonymous said...

A simple but effective card in nice colours. June take care and enjoy your holiday. JJxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Really nice card, Sue, relatively easy to achieve (if only there were a background die here ha! must compromise) lovely blue card and pretty embellishment.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful easy card to start the week of with. The blushing rose flower is gorgeous in any colour. Will have to look at my background dies to see which ones could be used like this. Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

auscrafts said...

Lovely quick card ,I 've a few background dies I could use to copy this idea

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love the roses background and how you have used it. TFS. Happy Bank Holiday Monday all.

Clai01 said...

Got to put this die on my wish list as everytime I see it I really like it more and more. x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Very pretty card, so clean and simple looking. Need to have blushing rose die as I have this background.
I have used the embossing folder and covered it in CS Pearl polishing wax and put the die over the top, this makes a different look!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

So pretty, love the Wedgewood colours. X

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Really nice way to use this die. looks very different.
Anne M xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Today is going to be my crafting day, I'll check out my background dies and make a couple of easy spare cards. My most used die at the moment must be the sentiment flag. Thanks for the idea.

JAO said...

Love this card Sue, the textures the colour fab.

Karen Drew said...

So pretty and elegant
Karen xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A lovely card, always good to have a quick make ready for the days when time doesn't allow us our usual crafty playtime! X

Pat said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today, I like the colours
Pat x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue. I have this die, but never thought of using it in this way. But will be having a go.

Linda Graham said...

This maybe a quick card to make but the result is lovely,it`s great to see how the dies cut when made into cards as they can look so different in the packets and thank you for sharing your creations,Linda x

Unknown said...

Great card today! Debra x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, maybe a simple card but beautiful.
Nancyd xx

Unknown said...

This may be a simple card but it's also pretty and effective! Have a great bank - holiday everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good to have a quick card, Sue. There. Must be many dies that this technique could be used with.

Jane Franklin said...

This is so simple but effective, I love it. Luv jxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card today very pretty.
Thanks for sharing

Aspiring crafter said...

A vry beautiful simple card Sue!!!

Unknown said...

nice to have ideas on how to use our dies for quick but very pretty cards, thank you once again for showing us Sue. Hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday.

Wendy L said...

A fab way of using the die, Gorgeous, xxx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

This background die works beautifully cut into three panels and I can see the whole card would be quick and easy to make up, so thanks for the inspiration...I think we'll all be rooting through our background dies to see which other ones could be used in this


PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty.


Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love how you have used the dies. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

lilian said...

Hi Sue, great card, love blue.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love it when you cut into your card & make 3 panels it just makes it look more interesting. Yvonne xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love all the dies you have used on this card, and loving how you have made the background die-cut into a triptych, and I love the foliage die-cuts, the edges are so pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, neat idea!
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today this background die seems a very useful one to have!
Heather R Oxfordshire

hettygarlick said...

It's a lovely card and doesn't look simple. I love the colours too.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card I do like this die and the way you have made it into panels it's very effective
Kathy B x

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow how do you do it you have made a simple card look like a million dollars
It is beautiful Sue I am wondering if I have this die if not I have others that I can use to create a similar card
Have a fantastic day everyone
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beatiful elegant card Due


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is so pretty I have this die and quite a few backgrounds so will be having a go. love Jean Z xxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Love your easy cards as it usually means I can make them without struggling. Gorgeous card Sue, thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxx

Unknown said...

Simple card but beautiful!

Maggie B xx

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue, I like simple, less for me to mess up lol.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. It reminds me of a Wedgewood plate. I don't have this background die, but am sure one of your other ones would work equally as well. Enjoy your Bank Holiday everyone, dull and wet here in Surrey but might get better.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anne said...

Simple, but so effective, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, looks anything but simple. Love the rose background die. Have a great day. Bx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely way to showcase a background die, it looks gorgeous on the Wedgewood blue. A beautiful simple card. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

LauraLor said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card - what a great idea to use a background die to create faux striplets! It's a really effective technique and inspires me to look at my dies in a new light!

Laura K x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another super duper card, love it.

Got clinic again today, it is beginning to itch which I think is a good sign.

Enjoy your bank holiday Monday everyone,

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

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Pretty Blue Roses and I love Triptych cards!
Lovely and wet today, can't believe its May and still no Swallows in the sky yet, they usually appear on my birthday in April!
Hochanda back tomorrow so another option for craft, TV is rubbish during the day!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi sue - it might be quick and easy but the end result is still beautiful and I like the way you have used the background die as a striplet. Best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue
Pretty card, love the panel effect.
Have a good day.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love this card. I have the dies so will definitely give it a try.
Regards, Evis M.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Doesn't look quick to me! Fabulous

Tressa said...

Yes, it is a simple and easy card, but that doesn't stop it being a beautiful one. Like this idea of making a tryptych from a background stamp. I, too, will be looking again at the background stamps I have to see if they can be used in the same way. Thank you again for the ideas.


Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card Sue, I love the panel idea.
Rosemary xx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a stunning card.
:-) Lorna D

Unknown said...

A beauty today sue love it the peireced rose is beautiful love the die thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Norma said...

Lovely quite simple card in subtle colours for any occasion. Amazing where all the ideas cone from! Love all your cards Sue x

Crewe Trish said...

Another cold, dreary morning then up pops your blog and the day immediately brightens. I have the house to myself today as husband is working so going to make myself a cup of coffee and try some of Sue's techniques can't wait.

Unknown said...

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

Debs Cards xxxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Although I am not really a fan of the flat roses, I do like the pierced effect on this die. I always think that your panel cards are so classy and this colour scheme makes it look even more elegant


Steph Cotterill said...

A new week a new month but same old weather ! Thank goodness we have Particraft to brighten our day. I'm loving the simplicity of your inspiration today Sue. Im a lover of all things floral, foliage, and full on bling, but im also finding that the CAS and simplified cards are equally lovely and relaxing to make let alone quicker, which means we can get more cards made in one crafting day, and for someone like me and other ladies that make a continuous amount of cards is great. I dont own any of your 'word/sentiment' collection yet but you got me thinking about using some large alpha dies I have and using the cutting frames of your past collection of striplet dies as a raised frame to put my 'homemade' sentiments in. So I'm getting equal amounts of pleasure from your amazing floral inspirational work as I am these more simple clean cut samples, so thank you Sue for helping me to grow. Especially as I now have your stepped frames as an added addiction lol. With the help of the smashin ladies on fb explaining how they work I'm now the frame queen ☺ lol.
Whatever your plans for the day hope it's an enjoyable one.
Thoughts go to our Tina E who is in the darkest hole ever, and to our June, good sign that your problem area is giving you the odd itch, sure sign of healing xx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Good morning Sue, love this card as I love your background dies and this in particular and I bought it. Now I can make this creation of yours :-) love, Ivy C x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I think this card is lovely in its simplicity and it is always great to have a card that you can make in an emergency.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, on a dull day and its been raining already. A fabulous card very simply design, though not quite you but I love it anyway. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Paula said...

A very pretty card Sue, and in my favourite colours too! :) This is one background die I don't have, or the flower die either, I have a feeling my bank manager isn't going to be happy with me today. Sigh....... !
Hugs to all in need today.
Paula x

Wacki Macky said...

Great card today Sue, thank you.

Pearl x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue and all the lovely Wilsonettes!
I must have missed a blog!! I don't ever remember seeing this background die before!
It is really lovely and unlike any other die I have seen!
Happy Monday folks xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the way you are using thin ribbon on your cards at the moment as I don't think a lot of ribbon is always necessary as you have shown.

Hugs to everyone who needs them.


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, super idea, I actually have this die so I will be having a try at this one.
Take care everyone's Jess xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card again today...would like to see it in lilac...

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card with that certain elegance to it. Gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

I love the pierced rose background and this pretty card too!

June x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely simple card, love the sky blue colour too.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Very nice card,so useful to have something a bit quicker to make,
Thank you
Karen M

Annie Stamps said...

I love quick and easy cards. I'll be looking at my background dies in a different light now. Bet some of them would look great chopped into panels.

Annie P

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours and it does not look like a quick card to me.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today so pretty love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very pretty card
Doreen R

pippajb said...

Love the simplicity of this card , so effective.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all


Muriel x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and it looks relatively easy to make if you have the right background!! Used your Shadowbox dies to make an anniversary card for my son and daughter-in-law and popped in a little photo of them on their wedding day, was really pleased with how it turned out. They won't really get to celebrate as they are heading over to Great Ormond Street Hospital this day next week as my granddaughter Sarah has to have Spinal surgery next Tuesday.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
I like simple!!! Especially when it turns out to be simple AND effective. What a delightful card! I love the way you cut the background into three pieces and that pierced rose looks great in blue. It goes without saying that I love the flower. All in all a wonderful card :)
Bejay xx said...

Lovely - I do really like the way you do both your panel cards and channel cards. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I adore this background die the detail is amazing! The card is so pretty which is easy to achieve when you have the right tools.
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

To My Very Dearest Friend Sue,
How Can You Say This Is A Simple Card "No Way"
It's Truly Tremendous, Rich, Opulent, Elegant, Simply Outstanding, Truly Superb
I Just Love It When You Bring Us Such Fabulous Awesome Masterpiece's You Are So Extremely
Talented, And I Love It That Your Willing To Share Your Talents With Us.
I Love The Exquisite Colour You've Decided To Use The Coconut White/Sky Blue/Black
I Always Love It When You Create A Card By Cutting It Into Three Panels Then Placing Them
Back Together Also Adding That Thin Mat And Layer Of The Black/Coconut White/Sky Blue, A Very
Beautiful Sentiment And Font From The Wonderful Creative Expression "Delightful Sentiments"
I Love The Rose Die Which You've Used On Your Beautiful Bow.
Also Adding Your Very Stunning Lace Edged Leaves I Have These And I Love To Use Them.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This "Tremendous Masterpiece" It's Stunning I Love Everything
About It, Sue You Inspire Me So Very Much I Truly Appreciate All That You Do, Your Blog Is So Very Inspiring.
Take Great Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Anonymous said...

Very know I love the leaves....I cut quite a number of them yesterday in several colors plus white and cream for some cards I must get into the mail.

Love your card and how you did the panels...very nice.

Congrats to the winners yesterday....I think I failed to say that in my comments.

Jan D., Florida, USA

CraftyJo said...


Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Sorry I didn't get a chance to comment got in the way. Both yesterday's card and today's card are simply magnificent. I'll say bold, striking and very elegant are good words to describe yesterday's masterpiece and today's is so soft and simply lovely! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

Congratulations to all of the comment winners! sounds like you're finally starting to heal. Itch is a good sign. sounds like Graeme had a great day on Saturday. You must have had so much fun watching.
Wheely Bad...I hope you get to enjoy your tea today and the migraine stays away.
Laine...sending huge hugs to you and Yvonne!
Lorraine F...thinking of you. happy to hear from you!!! You are so missed. Hugs!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs to all! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow I love this card x it certainly doesn't look simple it looks gorgeous x the colours are beautiful too x I have used your striplets in this fashion before but not the background dies so thankyou sue for showing us how to get even more out of your fantastic dies x it definately shows me that every one of your dies is an investment not just a one trick pony x
June so glad you have the itch x sounds like a really good sign to me x remember the bits you can't see need to heal too x sending hugs x
Rebecca so glad to ' hear ' from you x missed you lots x
Laine could you please send yvonne my love if you speak to her x do think you could both do with a cruise though even if yvonne wouldn't be invited to the captains dinner !
Wheely bad hope you have a nice time with the in- laws and it doesn't tire you too much x
Pat l hope your grandaughters surgery goes well next week xxx
Tracy pleased hubby had a good time x my hubby went last year and thoroughly enjoyed himself x
Take care everyone and sending hugs to all who need one x
Theresa w xxx

karenlotty said...

There's nothing wrong with simple when it turns out as stunning as this!

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card and as you say, relatively easy to make. Thank you for the inspiration.
Sue Mac

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card today Iv Ed never thought about cutting a background die this way I've been playing with the lovely poppy die recently but can't seem to get the lovely frilly look that you have on your samples I wonder if you could do a video to demonstrate?

terrie said...

I have just one word for this card......BEAUTIFUL.....
Well done Sue

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

Very pretty. I do like this die although i don't own it yet lol. Just ordered a set of noble circles and the wedding couple and the mr&mrs wording. That's my budget gone for a few months. Ah well.

Love to all xx

gailgale said...

So pretty Sue!!!
I think this is my favorite with the pierced rose background!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning card and so elegant Sue.

gr karin van eijk

Unknown said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a fantastic idea, creating a triple panelled delight out of a background, and boy are the results stunning. I love the Wedgewood colour palette, it really enhances the detail of the background die quite beautifully. Simple to you is intricate to us mere mortals though, the combination of the beaded foliage and rose die elevates this card from CAS to extraordinary in my opinion. Love it, thanks for the inspiration :-)
It's a blustery, sunny, rainy day here in Stirling and I have a draft blowing to my neck from the wide open window for Brodies convenience.....the wind is so bad we need to prop it open with a screwdriver! I'm sitting in my is allowed on a bank holiday....with a fluffy dressing gown and the heating on full blast and I'm still what do I decide to have for a drink, a Slush Puppy!??!....I didn't claim to be the sharpest tool in the box now did I?:-)
Still watching the snooker and avoiding my craftroom and those birthday cards I need to rustle up sharpish, well tomorrow's another day and it gives me a little longer to find my absent mojo.....anyone seen it? When you haven't crafted for a month or so it becomes more difficult to get back in the saddle again, I should be fine though, once I watch a Sue demo for inspiration and make a feeble attempt at emulating her brilliance:-)
June, itchy is a great sign but it's true, you have to remember the scars you can't see and try to take it easy for a whilexxx
Rebecca, long time no see honey, you have been so missed and I hope that you can join us more frequently again, missed your storiesxxx
Pat, my thoughts are with you and your granddaughter at this troubling time. Surgery on the spine is quite daunting but I'm sure that she is in safe hands, how sad that one so young has to face this though. On the sunny side, congrats to her mum and dadxxxx
Tracy, sounds like a brill experience, I love fast cars and you couldn't have held me back from giving it a go:-) I'm so glad you both enjoyed your day out....not long till your little break away either......xxxxx
Wheely bad, hope those pesky migraines behave today so that you can relax and enjoy your time with the in laws, take carexxx
Jan, sending hugs right back at you, hope you are wellxxxx
Sending healing hugs to our sick or down friends, especially Yvonne, melody and txcowgirllxxx
Cuddles to Beth, Lorraine, Linda, Lynda, Maria, Saba, deb c, Pam, P, and pat and anyone else in needxxxx


Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card today Iv Ed never thought about cutting a background die this way I've been playing with the lovely poppy die recently but can't seem to get the lovely frilly look that you have on your samples I wonder if you could do a video to demonstrate?

barbara macaskill said...

Sweet and lovely! The blue is so pretty and i love the black ribbon! TFS!

BenteS said...

A beautiful card!
Love that rose background die :))

Alison Thorne said...

Blue is possibly my favourite colour for cards, and this design is perfect. Thanks xx

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
It may be simpler than some of your cards but super effective. Still looks like you put lots into it. Very lovely. Thank you again for your super tips.

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
Phew, I have just finished ironing thank goodness.
I love this card and all the flowers and leaves.


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
It's a beautiful card today and it's so handy to have quick and fairly easy when in a hurry to make a card.
June, glad you are still improving.
Pat L, I'll say a prayer for Sarah and her family. It will be a stressful time for you all.
love to all
Maureen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card and blue and white is always so appealing. I love your panel cards and although I don't have this die (it lost out in the draw to the Rose Blooms embossing folder lol) I am sure this technique can be used on some of our other background dies.

I hope everyone has been enjoying their bank holiday. I went to lunch with a very good friend and her eldest daughter - who still calls me auntie even though she is nearly 40 :-) A good meal and plenty of chat have made for a lovely day.

Rebecca - so glad you could drop in, you have been missed. Look forward to 'seeing' you regularly soon.


ursula said...

Superb card Sue, a must have that die....luv Ursula xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous! What a lovely shade of blue! Thank you for sharing.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, wow, stunning card! Love it, love love it! Lovely colour combination xx :) Thank you sue x sending love and hugs to you all our wilsonettes who are in need. Pat, thinking of your grandaughter xx Love Karen xx

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue, one of my favourite colour combos.xx

Unknown said...

So lovely Sue. Just love te die andthe colour.
Love Val in Spain x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is just beautiful !!! I LOVE this gorgeous Roses background Die !!! It is definately high up on my huge wish list now, along with the Rococco Striplet Die. ( Can't wait for pay day !!! ) The white and sky blue look so lovely together. I love how you have cut the die into three and made three panels from it. The Blushing Rose looks beautiful to and I do love the Lacey leaves dies. I now use these die all the time as they are soooo pretty !!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card today. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Craftychris said...

Really love the pierced rose die - such an elegant card! xxx

Su said...

Nothing wrong at all with simple, still has a wonderful impact!

Laura O said...

fab card love the way you have split this die up to make a different background ,Stunning ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Really beautiful card today!
Lesley S x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. I have this die so thank you for today's inspiration, love the colours you've chosen too. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the way the Blushing Rose die coordinates so well with the Pierced Rose background.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue! The rose die is magnificent.

DeeDee7770 said...

Such a pretty card Sue. That pierced rose background is beautiful and so is the rose flower. Have a lovely day.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the delicate blue colour.
Take care everyone.

Dawn Holben said...

Just gorgeous, that die is absolutely beautiful.
I love it.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful just beautiful, love your cards always, any time I can't think what to do on a card,
I come to sue's blog then bang I no what to do, I love this blog, don't always comment but always see the cards,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Love this card Sue, so fancy looking and delicate at the same time X X X