Tuesday, 31 May 2016

"Seams" Like Fun

Hi bloggers!  Yes, it's a bit of a corny title, but today's video is all about cutting your dies, rearranging them to do what you want them to do and then hiding the seams!  It isn't hard at all to do.

 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Love that flower
Tracey, I am so very sorry to hear the news about your lovely dad. You have had the most terrible time this year but you are a strong lady and you get that from your dad, he must be so worried about you. It is easy for us to say stay strong but you must, for you and him. We will always be here for you and send hugs for you both.
Daily hugs to all, including missing friends.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card off to watch the video now.
Nancyd xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
One word for this card stunning love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video, Thank you so much.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card. The colours are beautiful and the dies you have used are gorgeous. Another great video with all your hints and tips. You are such a clever lady when it comes to cutting into your dies.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card and great video. Thanks Sue.
D x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, love it. Have to watch the video later, have a great day hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & your use of the dies. Great video with all your hints & tips. Yvonne xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all.
Lovely card to brighten a dull,windy morning on Hull.
Will watch the video shortly.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Video sounds interesting. Will watch later. It's raining cats and dogs here. The garden needs it though.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and a great video. I wish I was more confident in cutting into my die cuts.
Tracy - I'm so sorry for everything you're going through, Janice sounds like a really good friend. Make sure you look after yourself too. Sue XXX

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Such a lovely card! Will look forward to watching the video later today, as I've got to get ready for work now :)

Laura K x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow ! Even more uses for the beautiful Australian background with your clever cutting techniques. And then the Lauren cut to match - love it !. Colours are beautifully subtle, Great video thank you Sue
Muriel xz

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love the card. Off to work and the decorator is coming so will watch later.
Anne M xxx

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

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning card ! Will watch the video later.
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue.Will be watching video later JJxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, can't wait to watch the video.

Love Helen xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful collection of dies turned into a beautifully designed card, just what is needed to raise my spirits. After looking after our gorgeous Lottie I picked up her not so gorgeous cold and as I have no immune system I'm feeling the roughest I felt in ages and can't inject my meds to dampen down my Crohns and arthritis due to these bugs, so I'm a complete mess ! It's back to bed for me.
Hope you have a lovely day Sue. Sending my usual hugs this Tuesday xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, I don't do this nearly enough, certainly missing a trick there

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, the flowers are great and I like the way you have used the dies to make them look so different and extend the possibilities.

Thank you,

Pearl xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Beautiful. Adore ur flowers. Will catch the video as always.

Thank u everyone for ur kind thoughts cuddles and prayers. I take great comfort and strength from all ur kindness. All of u are a fab bunch of people on the blog and thanks to sue too for letting us ramble on!!

Steph. Hope u feel better soon!

Nana Tina. You've both had a rough time lately but I hope it gets a little better soon x

Love to all my friends xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card and good video.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, and a great video with tips to use the dies in different ways. Have a great day. Bx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really gorgeous.


Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card today Sue! Lovely colour combination and your use of the dies is fab. Great tutorial. Debra x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely video today, lots of hints and tips too.

It is raining cats and dogs here in Kent, oh my word it is wet, only the ducks will like it.

NannaTina, Tracy and everyone, I am thinking of you all today and hope that things are improving or pain free

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

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love your flowers will try and watch video later and fingers crossed my phone will let me watch it all as it keeps cutting off halfway through.
Tracy huge hugs to you I am also dealing with my Mum who has terminal bowel cancer that has spread and she has refused treatment as it would make her very ill and she doesn't want her last few months to be ill and as she's doing OK for now, Mick had a sleepy day and was feeling sick did manage to eat and drink but it was extremely warm on the ward even I felt yucky, still on iv antibiotics so when drs come round we might find out what's going on, thank you all for all your kind words and wishes I keep trying to read all the comments when my phone plays nice
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue Gorgeous card you give us such inspiration.
Morning everyone and healing hugs to all that need it
Love Sharon

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card Sue. You come up with the most amazing techniques.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. love Jean Z xxxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, pretty, innovative, and soft gentle colours. Thank you. Xx

Anne said...

So clever, Sue!

Anne (Northampton)

rosiejt said...

Lovely card, colours and video. When my Lauren die arrives (hopefully today!)I will have all the dies to try this.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this card is gorgeous I like the colours and the dies you use, I will watch your video later which I enjoy watching
KathyB x

Sylvia Yates said...

Lovely card Sue. Very inventive use of your brilliant dies. How do you come up with all these wonderful ideas? Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Anonymous said...

Great video as ever, Sue, thank you. Love that Australian background and it just has to be the next one to arrive, especially seeing your chop chop today. Always amaze with your absolute faith in your cutting - don't check, just whip it over and stick it together and - voila - perfect! I'd be cutting little bits off to match until it almost disappeared lol! Great card and fab colour choice.
Well wishes to Mick, June, Steph and all missing friends.
Gloriously sunny in w.Wales if anyone wants some.
Special hugs to Tracy.

'P' in Wales

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card, will watch video later :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, I love how you're using the dies ad make them even more beautiful (if that's possible).
Great video where you make it sound so easy...........You are truly inspiring.
Hugs, Rose

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue - though the rain is torrential and the garden is flooding already!!. Lots of tips in the video thank you, love from Jackie xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, beautiful dies and a great colour scheme to bring it all to life...I'm getting a bit more confident now cutting up my diecut shapes and all thanks to you...


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, looking forward to watching the video to see how you did it.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very clever and pretty card. Thank you for the great tutorial.x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the way you can cut the die cuts and make them different.
Thanks for sharing

Jane Franklin said...

That is such a pretty card and the video gives us such clear instructions, thank you Sue. Luv jxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- I just love the look of this card, especially the beautiful border. Unfortunately not able to watch the video yet but really looking forward to seeing how you've achieved this. Best wishes

marg said...

Hello Sue
Another Video I will need to take notes on!
Lovely card!
Special thoughts to all the ladies who are in need of them today! puts my worries into a little corner, praying for all of you!
Love Marg

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely colours!
Thanks for a great video, Sue! So nice to learn how to use the dies in different ways :))

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card and a great video, do appreciate all the work you put in for us

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, off to watch the video.
Thanks for sharing,

nattyboots said...

Lovely card again sue, will watch your video later )

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love the work you have done with the dies brill!!!!!
Thank you sue love June Horrocks xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great video as usual and beautiful card,
Sending love and hugs to all, especially Tracy and Nana Tina , love Alison xx

carol quinn said...

Stunning card

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
The Australian dies are wonderful and so versatile well worth collecting
Busy day today "catch up on the chores day".
Heather R Oxfordshire

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, and a great video.
Think I need that Australian background die!!
Rosemary xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I do like the way you have changed the size of the dies, I really must experiment more with mine.
Great Video, thank you.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Loving todays card so classy looking I must start and do this with my dies to get more from them
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Pam Stewart said...

Beautiful card Sue

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card Sue, beautiful design and love your glittery flowers x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love it and another great video for later. SueL x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue this card is beautiful lovely subtle colours &such clever cutting of dies to create a different look

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great card and wonderful techniques. I wish I was as brave with my cutting!!!

Love Rosemarie x X

Theresa Pace said...

so clever. I really need to look at the dies in a different way. that would be perfect for a 50th wedding anniversary, hugs xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Oh you make it look so easy, I think I need you beside me before I have the confidence to cut and change the shape of your beautiful dies!! Gorgeous card and great video as always, thank you so much

Steph hope you feel better soon
Tracy and Nanna Tina extra special hugs to you both

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Alison Thorne said...

Such a pretty card - perfect for a celebration - thank you x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful delicate dies you have used. Thanks for your video. Another one to play catch up when we are home.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Thanks for sharing.
Steph...so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Get better soon.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a pretty card using the wonderful Australian background. I love the way you cut up your dies to create different shapes so we
can make cards in different sizes. The video explains everything so well and gives us the confidence to snip away ourselves!
I love this card and the colours you have used!
Lesley S x

Val Jones said...

Just lovely Sue.
Love Val in Spain x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another truly stunning card today

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the way you used the background die. Will hopefully get time to play with my new dies in the coming months, after my daughter's wedding this weekend.

Annie P

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful card and a great video too


June x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card and I have all the ingredients except the Lauren die so I may be able to create something similar - that is if I can bear to cut into my current favourite - the Australian background. In slightly different colours I can see this as an engagement/anniversary card.

Steph - sorry you are feeling so rough, hope you get better soon.

Beautiful day here again so I'm willing to share some sunshine. Strange weather when Scotland and Wales have it better than England :-)


Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue from a beautiful sunny & warm day in Erskine! Today's card is stunning - I love the Lauren die and the colours used !

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue, from a wet and windy Bromley, I wish I was living where Janette (above) lives. Love today's card, it is so very stylish and I am so pleased you have shown us this as I always forget that you can make the dies fit together rather than trying to find one that will fit straight away. Thank you


Paula said...

A lovely card today Sue, very pretty. I'm looking forward to seeing the video, so I shall go and make myself a cup of tea so I can sit and watch it. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

doreenj said...

What a lovely card; like Paula, I shall sit with drink and watch the video!!

Doreen x

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love how you remodel your dies and completely change the look of them and the flowers are beautiful.
Huge hugs to Tracy and your lovely Dad, to poorly Steph, hope your feeling better soon,and Tina and Mick, love to everyone else including our Sue. Johanna

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love how you remodel your dies and completely change the look of them and the flowers are beautiful.
Huge hugs to Tracy and your lovely Dad, to poorly Steph, hope your feeling better soon,and Tina and Mick, love to everyone else including our Sue. Johanna

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks, Sue. The flowers really shine and look great. Thanks for all the guidance with making this card.
Sue Mac

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a fantastic card, love the way you have extended the Australian Background. One of my favourite dies and it just makes it so much more versatile.
Great video

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love it when you give us ideas for using our dies on a different way. Lovely card

Sheila Barns said...

I love the colour combination on this card, it shows the dies off beautifully and how versatile they are.

Anonymous said...

A real beauty....Jan D., Florida, USA

lilian said...

Hi Sue, on this beautiful sunny day, what a lovely card to greet me, absolutely love your flowers.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I've watched the video and I've learned loads as usual! I love this card - love how you have very cleverly combined and adapted what are already lovely dies! You really do make me think about my dies much more! Thank you! I love the colours used today too and the flowers are so pretty! It took me a little while to get the Mocha colour - a bit like tomato/ tomato!!
Keep going Tracy, Nanna Tina , June and everyone who is struggling just now!
Love Myra xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

another gorgeous and elegant card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Very pretty, lovely colours. I really enjoy it when you show how to alter die cuts to give different effect. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

iReneM said...

This is a really gorgeous card, Sue
...such a lovely colour combo.

A truly delightful design.

Thank you for a superb vid tut once again :)


Suebak said...

Really interesting video. Pretty card.

Susan x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome card today with a wonderfully inspiring video. Thank you so much for sharing.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great texture

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x looking forward to watching the video later x
Steph hope you feel better soon x
Sending hugs to nannatina and tracy x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Bejay Roles said...

G'Day Sue,

I'm really looking forward to checking out the video today as I'm still to chicken to cut my dies up. Maybe watching how easy it is to do it and then have the seams not showing might just persuade me to have a try. After all in the long run it's only card I might mess up isn't it lol. I'll be off to find the video on YouTube rather than click on the link though as I can never get it full page from there and my poor old eyes need a BIG picture :).

What a glorious day down here in Truro. It's so hot I had to come inside to cool down. I really need it to stay this way at least until Friday though as a man came round to tell me that they've had a cancellation and would it be okay for them to come on Thursday and replace all my windows. Seeing as the council promised it would all be finished by March I'm more than happy. Luckily they couldn't get a reply from Julia two bungalows down (she's bed-ridden and the carers weren't there) and he tried Pete next door but he's at work. So it was third time lucky for me :). The weather says there's a 30% chance of rain on Thursday but with any luck it will be later in the day. The men will start around 8:30 and they are usually finished early in the afternoon.
Right now I've got a freshly showered dog sleeping beside me and smelling beautiful - after finding something noxious to roll in when out for her walk lol. Boy, did she smell toxic when I got her home. I think she was christening her lovely new collar as I had to give that a scrub as well as her :)

Tracy: Sending you love and hugs and a nice gentle hug for your dad. I lost both my folks 6 months apart from each other (mum actually during the night of Mothering Sunday). I think that although it was a shock both times, in a way it wasn't as hard to bear as it was quick and unexpected both times. You are a very strong lad, Tracy and I hope that, in a small way, your Wilsonette friends will be able to help you in the months to come xx

Hugs to everyone else in Wilson land and I hope that you're all having a glorious day.

Bejay xx

barbara macaskill said...

Another stunning creation! Love the seam hiding and that flower is scrumptious!! TFS!

Vie Carter said...

A really beautiful card


Nana on the Hill said...

Always a useful trick to know, thanks for the video Sue, love the card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is so pretty.
Beverley W

Yvonne G said...

I thought that my comment had disappeared but I have commented on Saturday's card instead of today's. Sorry folks I'll try and get it right tomorrow

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty

Susan White said...

I love how you change the shape and use of your dies, and share your secrets! Thanks so much, Susan x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card, LOVE the flower.

Love Brenda xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A square card and flowers just perfect. Had a busy day looking after my two granddaughters we have made lasagne and cupcakes am afraid the cupcakes will have to be eaten outside because of amount of decoration on them. I hope you feel better soon Stephanie I have to inject myself each week for arthritis and it can really make you feel awful but even worse if you can't have it. Annie have a lovely day on Saturday for your daughters wedding. I hope the day stays fine.

Janet Wilson said...

Really beautiful card

liz spooner said...

Love these colours and the Lauren die which I have is one of my favourites.xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will watch the video once I get the chance to sit down after dinner. A little me time

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Going to watch video a little later to see how it's done
Karen xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

Thoroughly stunning card, I love snipping things so this video is a real treat for me. Hope all is good in your world, big hugs xxx

Steph, get well soon, my dad and my nanna inject methotrexate for different types of arthritis and I know how inconvenient illness is for them and how awful they'll feel, big hugs xxx

Tracy, thinking of you, big hugs xxx

Nanna Tina, thinking of you and Mick, big hugs xxx

Lynda, big fluffy cuddles from Billy and big hugs from me xxx

June, hope your wound is healing, big hugs xxx

To all those who suffer in the long and short term, big hugs xxx

I'm not got a migraine today but tired an rest of my body very achy from sitting up over the weekend trying to make Mr W sound really employable. It was the most I'd done of anything in a very long time. Took four days of stop start but I did it and they have emailed back to say they have the application. There's not a lot I can do to contribute so when I can do something i feel happier for it (tell that to my muscles! Lol) been having big Billy shaped cuddles all day.

Wishing you all well, big hugs to you all. Got plenty more if you need them,

T x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Dawn Holben said...

That is a really gorgeous card Sue, i love how you cut the dies and re arrange them
to give a different look and this card is a perfect example.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
As usual a gorgeous card today, and a helpful and informative video.
Love and prayers to all who have had terrible news, those who are suffering and those who are carers.
Pat L, we are into June tomorrow and hopefully Sarah's surgery will go ahead.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is truly beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Julie Elli said...

Super flowers Sue! Xx

karenlotty said...

Brilliant video and the dies really suit this technique Stunning card

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a gorgeous card Sue, everything about it now i can make a start as i have the bed of roses ef and the peony flower dies so its a start in the right direction. I do think that the lauren die is so pretty and is on the next get list for me. I love the colours that you have used today Sue as they blend to make such beautiful combination, each enhancing the last. THank you Sue for such a wonderful piece of inspiration.
Tracy flower, you just try and look after yourself as well as you are no use to you or your beloved dad wasted away to a shadow and he needs you to hold up for when he can't. He needs you to be strong and battle for him at the moment but i am still sending you my prayers, thoughts and hugs flower, just to let you know that someone cares. Please give your dad the hugs that i can't give mine for me please and if you look in flower there is an awful lot of lovely Wilsonettes thinking of you both.
Nanna Tina, oh you are up matching our lovely Tracy in the worry stakes flower and i wish there was some magic that we could wave to let everything be ok but there's not so we just need to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mum is a brave lady Tina so that is where you get your bravery from, because it's hard to decide that you are not going for the treatment that can perhaps lengthen her time here on earth for another few weeks/months. Try and enjoy every minute you can in the time you have left with her and see if i send my daughter down in an old fashioned nurses outfit, would it help keep Micks bp from dropping and cheer him up a bit? She is an actual nurse so it would just mean her changing her uniform to something that they used to wear and i think some of the hospitals down south still do? Sending hugs your way as well flower for both you and Mick and you lovely Mum.
Wheely it's nice to here that you down have the migraine at least, as it's one less pain to be in and they are awful. Now Mr Wheely felt wanted and needed over the weekend with you putting him to good use, but i'm sorry that you are feeling the after effects though. If i stand too long i'm in agony and if i sit too long its the same so it's a never ending battle of wills with me and it sounds like it's the same for you. Sending hugs down your way flower to keep your chin up and hey although it took 4 days of stop start, you've done it flower and something that you hadn't done the days before it so you just think on what you've achieved. You might not be able to do much but every little bit is some that you hadn't done before so you are getting the 2 steps forward and only the one step back which is great news.
Sending hugs to all the Wilsonettes and honary ones as well that need, could do with or just want, they are on their way to you
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the way you cut the dies and use them in so many ways. fantastic colour and great dies.
Di B.x

pippajb said...

Yet another wow card.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous card. I have these lovely dies so must watch your video though I do find it hard to cut up my Die cuts. I must do it though as the dies are so much more versatile. Thanks for your inspiration. X

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card. Will have to watch the video tomorrow.

Anne Prescott said...

Super card Sue, love the sparkly flowers. Anne x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card,lovely colours & enjoyed the video,
thank you for the idea,
Good night
Karen M

Sandy H said...

Stunning card and a fabulous way to get more from the dies. The sugared flowers are gorgeous, as always.
Lovely to have the internet again. I've missed some cracking cards over the last few days.
Take care everyone.

Eunice said...

What a great way to use your dies in many more ways!!!!!!

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue, I must make time later to watch your tutorial, you have made a lovely card.

Tracy and Dad love and big cuddles (x)
Nana Tina and Mick love and hugs to you both and a special hug for your Mum too Tina xxxxx

Love and hugs to all

Tressa said...

A somewhat delayed comment as my friend's internet in the wilds of Cornwall kept disappearing and I have had to do the three hundred mile journey home to comment!!

A lovely card. Like many I am a a bit chicken when it comes to cutting up die cuts. Then I tell myself that is what copy paper paper is for - to practice. But do I listen to myself? Nah, of course I don't and it is my loss as I could be doing things like this.. Will I ever learn? Good question. But you do make it look so straightforward and the end product is so good that really, I have no excuse.

Thanks for 'trying' to pursuade me that I should follow your lead!!!!!


Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Such an elegant card Sue, I have saved all your YouTube videos thank you X X X

Helenalilly said...

Sue amazing! Clean,elegant, beautiful card that could be appreciated by all and sent to anyone. Very clever use of the dies as usual. Thanks for sharing your tips. All the best.

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julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Garima said...