Monday, 30 May 2016

Hello Friend

Hello crafters!  I started by cutting both ends of a piece of coconut white card with the Aquila Gemini die.  Next I used the Magnolia Adornment outer cutting edge to cut an aperture.  This had to be cut in two sections since the die is a sort of half circle shape.  I just lined up the straight side from the first cut with the second cut to do this.  Next I used the cut out pieces from the aperture to cut the decorative portion of the die.  I added mounting foam to the back of the aperture piece to raise it for dimension.  I cut a piece of Vintage Silver card just slightly longer than my aperture and embossed it with the Bed of Roses embossing folder for texture.  I mounted the aperture over it then added white pearl strips to both of the ends as accents.  I recessed the Magnolia Adornment cut outs into the aperture and glued them into place.  I cut two each of the Pierced Flag die in both white and silver and matted them, then put them end to end in the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment from the Lavish Petite Sentiment set and cut it out with the circle die from the New Zealand Tag, then added it to an Australian Tag which I cut in silver.  The card was matted and layered in white and silver to complete it.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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carol quinn said...


Pam said...

This is beautiful Sue, gorgeous.
Another cold wet day today, will have to craft methinks.
Glad to hear Mick was pain free yesterday, Tina, hope you are well.
Hugs to all, especially our missing friends

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card again Sue. Will definitely try this one. Thanks.
D x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card I have both of these dies but not thought of making an aperture with them.
Have a happy bank holiday Monday.
Love and crafty hugs,
Tina T xxxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, magnolia die is very effective. JJxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The magnolia die is gorgeous, shame i dont have this one yet but its on my shopping list along with loads of others lol. Happy Bank Holiday Monday hope you all have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue and different colours, thanks for sharing have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Hey, what a great card today Sue, suitable for male or female recipients and looks so 'simple' - so effective,

thank you,

have a lovely day and lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card today. It is so striking I will be making this one if you don't mind.
Love it!
Anne M xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another wow card Thank You.
Take care and have a good bank holiday.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely, was really drawn to the colour, reminded me of something but can't think what

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another stunning card. Love it. Might have a go at something similar.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are just amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

rosiejt said...

Lovely card. I like the effect recessing die cuts gives.

Debra K. said...

Oh, now this is just gorgeous! Has a vintage feel to it and is just a wonderful card design. Love it! Debra x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, very opulent. Sue XXX

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Today's card is stunning, so much beautiful detail and all in such a lovely colour combination.x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card makes a statement! It's beautiful, I absolutely love it.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card love from Jackie xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I don't have these dies but some similar ones I could try.
A good day with Mick yesterday nursing staff where unable to wake him but once I got there I managed to wake him and was talking so I must be doing some good, still very confused but hopefully once antibiotics have fished he will be back to normal
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to you all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I don't have these dies but some similar ones I could try.
A good day with Mick yesterday nursing staff where unable to wake him but once I got there I managed to wake him and was talking so I must be doing some good, still very confused but hopefully once antibiotics have fished he will be back to normal
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to you all
Love Tina xxxx

Anonymous said...

Beautifully elegant card, Sue, do like the vintage silver and actually have the magnolia die and a similar Gemini - so could go for it, for once!
cr@fty - HEATHER T - you ok?? Always here, but no comments for a while, missing you.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.
Beautiful card sue as it always is. Love all the detail. I've had to do a quick catch up on all ur cards this week. It was like s sue overload.

Ladies as u know my dad had a suspected mass in his gullet a week past thurs. unfortunately the news wasn't good and the consultant had to explain it to myself an sister on the mon that not only was the cancer their but it'd spread to the liver and surrounding lymph nodes.
They can't cure it so it's terminal but can make things a little more comfortable for him. Still waiting to hear the outcome of the big meeting all the docs had last Thursday. There was talk of chemo first and then a stent put in to help him eat a little more. As At the moment it's liquids yoghurt and soup.
As u can imagine I was distraught all week hence why I've been quiet and not here.
I can't believe our bad luck but I guess it's just part of life which At the moment I don't have much faith in. there has also been changes in my workplace too in my absence that's also affecting my life just now and it's so crap. Life has decided to be cruel to me this year.
However I'm coping as best I can at the minute and have additional support around me to help.

Thank u also for all the well wishes that's been left and the hugs too as I can always think of u giving me big squashy ones.
My friend Janice who's always by my side at these times is my tower of strength. I dunno how she does it. Her dad too also has cancer and has had several drug trials and still plodding along which gives me a little hope for mine to plod along a bit longer.

Thanks sue and friends for letting me ramble thru my tears u help so much

Love to all and congrats to all the winners this week too x.

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. So detailed.
Karen xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the look of the dies and such a pretty card. love Jean Zxxxx

hazel young said...

beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Anne Crawford said...

This is a wow card, really beautiful !
Anne xo

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely & quite different.


Sylvia Yates said...

What a gorgeous card Sue. Love the colour combo too. Tracey Stilt, so sorry the news of your dear dad is not good, will keep him in my prayers, and you too. Have a great bank-holiday Monday folks
Hugs Sylvia xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The Magnolia Adornment is such a favourite and looks beautiful here recessed, as do the double flags and the silver and white colours. Lovely, classy card again today.
So sorry Tracy about your bad news, thinking of you and hoping that Janice and your blog friends help you to find that extra strength.
Hugs to all
Muriel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card today

Chris Curry said...

A very, very elegant card Sue, love it. Thank you.xx

dmjones said...

I do like an oblong card for a change!!

Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, very elegant.
B xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely elegant card today.
Dull and cold here this morning, time for some crafting.
Have a good day

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very stylish card today, the Aquila and Magnolia Adornment dies work together so beautifully...

Tracy - so saddened to read your news - hang on in there...


Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. Love the idea of making a centrepiece by using the die twice. Since starting to read your blog I do experiment much more with my dies by mixing & matching. A beautiful day here so crafting will have to wait as the garden needs some attention.

gwen70 said...

Such a classic elegant card Sue, I love it

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card for this dull Bank Holiday. Love the way you have used the Gemini Dies.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I have got these dies, so i can have a go at this one. It is nice the see a longer card, I seem to be stuck in "a square" rut at the moment.

Love Rosemarie x X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is a 'beauty', I love how you have compiled it. Like Rosemarie above, I too have made 8x8 cards for ages now, I also need to change it up !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card & the colours are just perfect. Yvonne xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
WOW - this is absolutely beautiful. I will admit I don't think I could do anything this breath taking its way beyond my skill level, I couldnt even replicate this with what dies I do have !
Hope you are well and had a lovely weekend. Seems like John bought some of his holiday sun back with him ☺
Have a good day Sue xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Dull here today but the last two days have been beautiful so heres hoping the Sun will return!
Love this Silver its card I don't have yet!!!! but who knows what may appear in my next shop!lol
Tracy chin up, things can only get better, with your best friend there for you anything is possible!
Thinking of you!
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is so beautiful breathtaking in fact I love the dies and colour you are so gifted thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
this is an excellent designed card.
Love it.
Rolf xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the way you have centered the magnolia die, this one is going to be my next purchase.

Anne said...

This is beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another beautiful card and teaching us to use dies in different ways the weather looks crafty again!!
Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

This is such a beautiful card!


June x

karenlotty said...

Lovely idea and if you've got the dies easy to copy I would think Not got either it they're on the Wish List

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such an amazing card and the dies work beautifully together. Thank you for your endless supply of brilliant ideas. Sending best wishes

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card today,
Thank you for all your inspiration every day.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

A wonderful card!
Love the use of silver and the way you have used the dies!

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the dies and colour combo. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a lovely card Sue and with you making that gemini die of flowers into a square round it looks like it continues on right round. The antique silver in some of the photographs looks like gunmetal which would make an ideal back drop to a man's card perhaps using the embossing folder that looks like the metal grid on the truckers running boards of their lorries or perhaps that's just my childhood fascination with the big rigs of America and all their polished chrome. I do like the magnolia ornament that you have cut top and bottom of the white card, it looks so much like a tiara to me so would make the most wonderful fairy story card for a little girl, but that's my imagination running riot again, sorry Sue. Thank you flower of a stunning card and the inspiration that you bring with it.
Oh Tracy my flower, i am so so sorry to hear that life has hit you beneath the belt yet again. Oh how i wish i could give you that big squishy hug that you dream off when reading about them from all your friends here in blog land, but i am glad that you have got such a strong friend who is going through her own wars on life with her daddy too. I hope that they can find something that is going to let your beloved daddy have a wee bit more time on this earth but remember flower through those tears that you need never be alone. Sending hugs, love and my prayers for you dear flower. I lost my beloved daddy to bladder cancer and it had spread because of a GP not listening for 9 months to what he was saying and by the time he did, it was too late for my much loved dad, so i know just how and what you are going through at this horrible time. Take care lovely lass x
Well we are back at Brigadoon once more here at the Ochils so i hope that it fades away and lets the sun shine through once more. Where ever you are i hope that life treats you good and sending hugs to all who need, want or could just do with some,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today using these dies and colours, superb.

NannaTina, keep up the good work Mike

Tracy, I am so sorry to hear the news about your Dad, it is very upsetting and distressing as I know from the same experience, and it is so hard to see them suffer, lets hope and pray that the doctors can agree on a course of treatment for him, stay strong.

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

Susan White said...

Love that vintage silver card - it's so beautiful. Susan x

Alison Thorne said...

Love what you have done on this card Sue. Sentiment is fabulous too and speaks volumes xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh what a card I love the concept stunning
thanks for sharing with us
Hugs Sarah xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. So much pretty, delicate and intricate detail. I love it.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another beautiful card like Patricia and Rosemarie I only seem to make square cards. Tracy I hope they find a treatment that will help your dad. The doctors gave my dad 3 months to live after discovering cancer in the liver he lived for 2 years.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, you really are a very talented lady creating all these layouts it takes me awhile to visualise my designs before having a go, but yours are always stunning and this one is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

hettygarlick said...

Another lovely card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a beautiful card
Doreen R

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love the colour. Thanks for sharing.
Tracy.....heartfelt thoughts to you.
Have a great day everyone.

Helen Jones said...

Stunning card

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Paula said...

This is a stunning card Sue, I love the colours even if they aren't my favourites! :)
Tracy, I am so sorry to hear about your dad, I had the same problem with my dad so I know what you are going through. I though hadn't had your health problems to contend with too.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really lovely card - very elegant. Love the colour.
Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear the news about your dad. I know how you must be feeling. However, I'm pleased that you've got Janice to help you through this. Sending lots of hope and love, Alison xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue,
Really lovely card. I have the magnolia die and love it - so pretty.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

pippajb said...

Friends everywhere will enjoy the beauty of this card.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely card today and more unusual for you to do portrait as opposed to landscape! I love the magnolia centrepiece! I love the tags too. I use them such a lot. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing! Thank you.
It's a lovely day here and just waiting for the family to arrive !
Tracy - I knew this must have hit you really hard! I'm so very sorry about your Dad. I do hope they can help him a bit more. Try to be strong for your Dad as he will have been worried about you recently and I'm sure it would be a real tonic for him to see you continuing to make good progress! You are still his little girl! Sending you love and hugs! Well done Janice!
Lots of love,
Myra xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card today and I love the imaginative ways you have used the dies. I really admire the way you come up with so many different ideas to give us all such wonderful inspiration.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card, I love the vintage silver and seem to be going through a phase of using it all the time, and the magnolia die makes a wonderful centrepiece. Thank you for the daily inspiration

Tracy so sorry to hear your news, live is throwing so many hurdles at you lately. Just take it a day at a time and I hope all our virtual hugs help you through
Nanna Tina, hugs for you and Mick hope the antibiotics are helping
Belated happy birthday to Maria

Hugs and best wishes everyone

SHARICA said...

Very striking elegant card .. Lovely xx

hotpotato said...

Beautiful Card Sue. x

CraftyJo said...

Some interesting techniques Sue,

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful, elegant and stylish card and I love the way you have created the central focal point. I don't have any of these particular dies but am hoping that I can adapt the design to suit those dies that I do have,

Tracy - so sorry for you and your dad, extra big (((hugs))) for you both.


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous and elegant Sue

gr karin van eijk

craftynanna said...

Good afternoon Sue what a beautiful card for a Bank Holiday afternoon, it's absolutely lovely.
Hope everyone is having a relaxing a time as they possibly can, hugs Johanna

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely combination of dies in this card, very lovely.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

craftynanna said...

Tracy I am so sorry for the horrid time you are all going through, my dad had throat cancer and I know what you must be going through as well as your own problems, stay brave my love please don't despair we are all here for you hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Tracy I am so sorry for the horrid time you are all going through, my dad had throat cancer and I know what you must be going through as well as your own problems, stay brave my love please don't despair we are all here for you hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Good afternoon Sue what a beautiful card for a Bank Holiday afternoon, it's absolutely lovely.
Hope everyone is having a relaxing a time as they possibly can, hugs Johanna

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Gorgeous. I love the way you keep showing us how to use our dies in different ways. Great combination if colours.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow this card us simply stunning although the silver card used underneath the main element looks like a shiny taupe colour on mt ipad.

barbara macaskill said...

I can hear the Angels in Heaven singing their praise for this gorgeous creation! I am in love with this!! TFS!

Val Jones said...

Stunning Sue.
Love Val in Spain x

gailgale said...

Very, very lovely!!!!!

iReneM said...

This is so lovely.

Liking the antique silver and
of course the gorgeous dies


Virginia Davey said...

Love it

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card!

Jane Franklin said...

The Magnolia adornment is so pretty and useful making the completed card fab. Luv jxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This has such a Classic Style to it, I'm sure anyone would be delighted to receive such a Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. The antique silver card stock makes a very stylish product.

Tracey, I am so sorry to hear of your news about your dad so soon after you going though your own troubles. Makes my post surgery eye problems pale into significance. It is good that you have such a good friend to be there for support when you need it.


Rach83 said...

WOW! Love this card, Sue. It's so gorgeous. The die cuts are stunning and I think the layering really stands out.

Rachel x

Anonymous said...

So very sorry about your Dad, what an awful tine for you - do hope that they can help him in some way. Also not good news about your workplace either, perhaps that will resolve? Sending big hugs, thank heavens you have such a good friend in Janice, also with problems too - all you can do is be there for each other. Lots of positive wishes winging their way to you.

'P' in Wales

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card I love the dies you've used

liz spooner said...

What a beautiful card today Sue, love the colours too.xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card Sue, I like how you using your dies and
showing us how else we can use them ourself, tfs.

Tracy- so sorry to hear about your dad. Can only send
you my cyber hugs and hope they help a little. You are
all in my thoughts.
June H- I wish you good luck with the operation, hoping
all will go well.
Pat L- Thank you. Hope you are ok.
Melody- have not seen you for a long time. Hope you
all are ok. Missing you Molly.
To all Wilsonette's and to my very special friends,you know
who you are :-) take care and many hugs Maria x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous card for every occasion...

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card I love the dies you've used

Lesley Cann said...

Great do like the dies and the colour card you have used.

Theresa Pace said...

it looks regal.i thought it was a mushroom colour at first rather than silver. fab, hugs xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really elegant card sue x I love everything about it, its stunning x
Tracy wow what challenges you are having to face this year x you must be exhausted no wonder you have lost faith x wish I could help but can only send prayers, hope and big squishy hugs x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Amzad Hossin said...

Really beautiful card sue. I completely enjoy this. clipping path service
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Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card we have today.
Absolutely love it, Brenda xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful card today, thank you.
Tracy, I'm so sorry to read your latest news about your dad. I'm sending hugs and prayers to you. You have a good friend in Janice, and where would we be without friends?
love to all
Maureen xx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Particularly like the colour combination. X

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous. Love those dies and the colours xx Jan

Eunice said...

The combination of dies is amazing!!! Enjoyed your color choices.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The Magnolia die is so striking.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anne Prescott said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again. Anne x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous Stunning card love it
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx Sorry I'm late xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Tracy sorry to hear the news about your dad. You are i. My thoughts and prayers.

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card and so elegant looking.

Hope Mick's antibiotic treatment helps to get him back to health Nana Tina..hugs to you both.

Dear Tracy my heart goes out to you and your family, what sad news about your Dad. I lost my lovely sister to the same nearly two years ago. As you say they can help make him comfortable, but it is still hard to bear. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Special cuddles for you (x)

Love and hugs to all.


Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This is so beautiful Sue!! I love the gorgeous colors!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful and elegant card, love the layout with the sentiment across the centre. Bx

Vie Carter said...

Love the design and embellishments on this card


Susan White said...

Wow - that's just lovely! Susan x

Dawn Holben said...

I love the different design of this one, very elegant and perfect
Love it.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card, I love the dies and colourway X X X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx