Monday, 23 May 2016

Thanks For Everything

Hi bloggers!  Today's card showcases another of the matching Stamps To Die For.  This one matches the Wellington die and it is called Floral Oasis. I started the card by preparing the background.  I cut two of the New Zealand Noble borders out of coconut white card.  I glued them to another piece of white card for a tone on tone look.  Next I stamped the Floral Oasis stamp with a Black Archival ink pad and cut it out with the Wellington die. I used Distress markers to colour the image (Spun Sugar and Mustard seed for the flowers, Forest Moss for the leaves and Shaded Lilac and Stormy Sky for the edge)  I mounted it in the centre of the card in a diamond orientation.  I stamped a sentiment from the Amazing Sentiment clear stamp set by Cr. Exp.  I used the inner ring from the Happy Birthday circle to frame it and mount it in the centre of the stamped image.  Finally, I finished the card with a Paved Pearl Technique border.  I do have this technique as a step by step tutorial at the top of the blog if you want to see how it is done.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card, love the background
Yvonne, sorry your boys are causing you to feel so poorly, sometimes my girls get like that and it's not nice to be in the middle. They will sort it out though.
June, keep on doing so well, think you have now turned the corner onto healthy street.
NannaTina and Mick, progress slowly but surely, so happy to hear it.
Tracey and dad, in my thoughts, praying for you both.
Daily hugs to all, especially our missing friends.

hollyberry said...

Really pretty card,love that stamp and your colouring is beautiful as always.

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card for a lovely morning!!
The stamp for the Wellington die looks beautiful painted with these colours and the Noble border is so pretty used as a background.
Thank you Sue.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx💐

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the white on white card must try through background out thank you tracyw x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the colours that you have used to create a beautiful centrepiece. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Very nice card Sue. Like the paved effect. JJxx

auscrafts said...

Nice colours for the flowers
Lovely paved background

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I confess to only owning a few stamps that work with your dies and they are a few of the flower and leaf stamps, and I think it's time to change that and invest in more as they can do so much to lift, compliment, and just add that bit of something to a project. Both you and John have made me seriously consider my Stamps to Die for collection as you both give your cards the wow factor with these stamps, either dress up a plain simple card, or help enhance one of those extra special occasion cards. Yep, it's time to go through what dies I have and start matching them up with their stamp 😊
Thank you Sue for a beautiful start to my week.
Have a good day. Hugs from Lancashire xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a very pretty card,a beautiful background.
Thank you very much.
Take care Kitty.
I hope all the Willsonettes have a good day.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card ~sue.

Karen Drew said...

Love it
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, wow, this card is stunning, love the coloured focal element against the white. Have a great day all. Bx

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card - this really inspires me to be a bit more adventurous and have a play with my distress markers. The stamped image really pops against the white layers :)

Laura K x

Crafti Moggie said...

Stunning card today Sue, the stamping makes such a difference,

thank you,

Pearl x

TDQ Karen said...

Lots going on there, love all the elements

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love white on white and the stamped image is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a textural card and I love your colouring.

Alison Thorne said...

Gorgeous card and love the "spotty" background. Will be looking at the technique later once I have finished work. Thanks Sue xx

Debra K. said...

Great card! Very textural. Debra x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love the paved effect around the edge. I've used it on many cards and it always gets a great response. Lovely card.
Anne M xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, the shot of colour is stunning.


lilian said...

Hi Sue, love everything about this card, especially the stamping and colouring.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card with the tone on tone look giving the appearance of lots of texture. Lovely colours.x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely card I do like your stamps with your dies they really make the card stand out I do like the colours you have used
KathyB x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is just so gorgeous. I love the floral stamp it is so pretty. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card this morning, the noble boarders are a perfect backdrop for your stamped images aren't they. There are so many beautiful stamps to go with your dies, it's nice to see them being showcased. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes from my blog friends, I'm pleased to report yesterday was a much better day and my birthday meal was eventually cooked on an unfamiliar cooker with hubby and I using our phone torches to see if the food was cooked as the kitchen was so dark ( it's a long story!!), but the bottle of wine we consumed made the situation very funny! Have a lovely day everyone.
Love Diane G xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue your New Zealand noble border makes a lovely background .The splash of colour sets this card off well . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning sue, A very pretty card today. I love the stamps to die for range, gives you so much more versatility.

Love Rosemarie x X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

I really like all the different textures on today's card. A very pretty and tactile creation

June x

Bente Sørflaten said...

A very pretty card, love the way you have created the background and the stamp you have used :))

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue that paved pearl technique is amazing and really makes this card stand out, well that and the awesome stamping and colouring. Thanks so much for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, lovely stamp.
B xx

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the splash of colour as a focal image. Just gorgeous.

Annie P


ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,love the background.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xx

Theresa said...

Hi sue and all your crafty crew
I have still to try using my stamps to match the dies
It looks so effective here and I have several of the stamps from earlier dies
Beautiful card Sue I love it
Hugs to all that need one especially June I see that you are getting there at last my friend
Have a wonderful day everyone
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Sorry for been missing yesterday but i was having a difficult day with my back. I would like to say congratulations to all the comment winners yesterday and to say the card was beautiful. Todays card is gorgeous. I love to do the paved pearl technique. The colours you have chosen for your focal element are stunning. Hope you have a great week Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Love the contrast of the stamped image.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue , the embossing is fab )

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another amazing card! I like the way you have used the border for the background - at first glance I thought it was an embossing folder and I love the tone on tone effect. It's good to see the pearl technique too. Sending best wishes

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a bright and cheerful card today, love the colours and stamp used, yes the noble dies are a great success, some of my most reached for dies sets.

Thinking of all of you who are having problems today, NannaTina, hope Mick is progressing, Pam thank you for always being there for us, and Tracey keep your strength up.

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

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful have a lovely day
Debs Cards xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Love the paved pearl technique. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty love the pop of colour

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love your stamps and dies but had to stop stamping as my hands hurt too much but when I can I do like to colour images that I've printed.
Mick had a good, sleepy day did manage to eat and drink well, we have a meeting in Thursday to discuss what's next with his treatment and if there is any more tests that need doing
Sending huge hugs to each and every one of you
Happy crafting
Love Tina xxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card, love the colours you've used on the stamped image and all the textures going on in the background...


Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Fabulous card. Thanks Sue.
D x

Anonymous said...

gorgeous background not so sure about the stamped imaged though. Will definitely be trying the background technique . Thanks for sharing love yvonne bennett xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Interesting card, Sue, lots of texture and then realised the background had a noble border! Great colouring too.
Tracy - thinking of you, wondering if you're looking in?
Bejay - always like animal stories. Made me think of last place we lived, an old cat-loving friend had died and her burial was in our beautiful rural churchyard. Went back later in the day just to be there, and a black cat rushed and jumped onto the top of a nearby gravestone, then on to my shoulder. It was so fitting. Unfortunately she was buried next to the village butcher - they had a mutual loathing - just so weird, together but so apart for eternity! (I ended up with her cats, too, chief of which was Lukie Pooh, a ginger boy.)
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

'P' in Wales

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card today, I wish I could colour like you can, my flowers always end up looking awful.
Babysitting today again for me, was hoping the children could play in the garden, but rain again.
Luckily they are too young for the 'I'm bored' comments lol. They just pull all the toys out and play. Now the little one is walking will be more fun today thankfully we bought a stairgate a long time ago.
Enjoy your day

SHARICA said...

Love the card and colours .. Love the stamping :)

Anne said...

I don't have the patience for the paved pearl technique but it does look so effective. Great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Hello Sue
You have so much patience being able to do the pearl border so evenly!
Pretty card and love the colouring on the stamp centre!
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this card is stunning love everything stamp dies and the background is wow !!!!thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, really must get this stamp to go with my Wellington die

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Everything about todays card is WOW !!! The stamping and colouring are fabulous, I was about to adopt some stamps to match my dies then read your new collection will be out in about a month- oh dear decisions, decisions lol
The New Zealand border is beautiful for backgrounds, just love it all.
Glad to hear from those having some bits of good news, thinking of you from so far away, sending hugs and positive thoughts
Muriel x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card, that noble border makes a beautiful background and I love the stamp to match the diecut

Hugs and best wishes everyone, with extra hugs to Tracy and NannaT

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, the paved pearl border is so effective.

Rosemary xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the New Zealand border is lovely, and your shading of the flowers is beautiful
I'm missing your lovely bows and flowers!
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

dmjones said...

A very useful stamp, could be used for all sorts of occasions,

Doreen x

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Su said...

Beautiful card Sue - love the colouring!

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. On the face of it, a very elegant white on white card, but then the central panel really pops with the really pretty colours you have chosen. A really cheerful card, thank you


Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a pretty card, but it is not really my style as I am not really into stamping, but I love the combination of the dies.

Paula said...

A lovely card Sue, very pretty. I love white on white and on this card the stamped image really stands out because of the white background.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, the stamping is beautiful.
Anne xo

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The stamped image really stands out against the background.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and I love your paved pearl technique. SueL x

Val Jones said...

Amazing yet again Sue. Love the bold colours.
Love Val in Spain x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so pretty !! Love everything about it, and it's nice to see the pave border again too, love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright sunny Monday morning. I love your card its just stunning love the coloured topper on the card and the diecuts around the edge. hugs Shirleyxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. The coloured flowers brighten up a very elegant card. Thank you. Xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The New Zealand border is beautiful and the stamp is so pretty. The close-up picture makes the border look as though it is embossed into the cardstock, lovely.

Another beautiful day here and Norah's hills are looking green and gorgeous so now the housework is done I must away into the garden and prepare some more ground for planting.
Bejay - I hope your back is ok after your efforts yesterday.


Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue, your colouring is lovely - really lifts the stamp and cheers me up !!
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, this card is just singing to me. It is BEAUTIFUL, everything about it. Also good to see the faux pearls border again.
Hugs, Rose

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, like the way you have made the background. xx

pippajb said...

Pretty colours and I love the paved pearl edge.

Luna-Blue Warminster

gailgale said...

Very lovely card.

Anonymous said...

So pretty and I love the pearl technique. Jan D., Florida, USA

Lorraine Freeman said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, you have coloured it so well and the white on white is so effective.
Well I must have overdone it yesterday as today my feet are so, so sore and my chest is playing up. Very frustrating. My Mum thought my feet had stopped playing up but there is a limit to how many times you can mention the same ailment.
We are waiting t o hear if my aunty can book Mum and I a room in her complex whilst my hubby is away in September. We both need something to look forward too and to top it off the craft show is on that week too.
Tracy, I hope you are finding the strength to cope with your Dad's situation xxx
Yvonne, Wheely, I hope you are both having your long overdue good health spell xxx
Laine, Jan in long island, June, Maria Alder, Norah and Pam I hope you are all ok.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Suebak said...

Absolutely stunning. Wonderful contrasting colour scheme.

Susan x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card, love the colours you've used, they just makes the centre of your card pop, it's all beautiful.

Thank you so much for your unending inspiration.
Love and hugs, Brenda XXX

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card


Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue pretty stamp with lots of scope for colour changes love from Jackie xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue.

gr karin van eijk

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very pretty card today sue x the stamp has been coloured beautifully you are so talented x love the paved effect . I have only tried this technique once as I was so used to trying to get the pva in a straight line evenly spaced and all the same size so it could come a little bit close to looking like your , I really struggled to do the opposite ! How silly am I ?
Bejay you did make me chuckle with your story x
Laine your trifle sounded lovely x I love mandarin segments but they have to be out of a tin x
Tracy hope you are well xxx sending hugs x
Wheely bad sending hugs too xxx
Yvonne are your boys sorted yet ?
Jan have lots of proud moments today xxx
Lorraine f hope you and mum get to go away x sounds like you both need it x how unfotunate there's a craft show too ! Sending hugs x
Nannatina incase I forget I hope the meeting goes well on Thursday x
Wish I could reply to every single comment you are all special to me x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Get another lovely card white on white works a so well

barbara macaskill said...

Heavenly!! I adore this card! The stamped and colored image is absolute perfection as a finishing touch for this stunning card!TFS!

Susan White said...

Lovely stamping and colouring - almost looks like a victorian tile! Susan x

terrie said...

Very nice card...I like the colored center....well done Sue on putting this together.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. The background is lovely and works really well with the Paved Pearl border, I think the Floral Oasis stamp just finishes it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lesley Cann said...

Love the stamping and the colouring. Could be coloured with many other colours.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous :)

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
WOW!!! What an effective card. I love the fact that it's nearly all white, it certainly draws the eye to the lovely colours of the stamp.
The background is soo cool with all those 'bubbles'
Bejay xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card and another stamp to consider adding to my ever growing collection!!!!

Yvonne G said...

Afternoon Sue
Love this card. Really pops with the contrast of the bright colours against the white. Paved pearl border - it's been a while since we've seen that - love it x
Mum and sis in law came up yesterday and cooked roast lamb dinner. It was Jake's birthday on Friday but he was away on a fishing trip until Saturday evening. Normally I would cook a birthday feast and everyone would descend and stay til the cupboard is bare. Obviously at the moment it's tricky to stay awake and upright so when the suggestion of having dinner cooked and all the washing up done afterwards I could hardly refuse could I?!
It was lovely but George didn't come so not quite the family meal I would have liked. The boys are being stubborn and I am going to try and stay calm and leave them to it. I think the thing that is bothering me most is the slagging each other off to me. So when Jake started moaning about George earlier I told him I wasn't interested and didn't want to know. We'll see how that goes x
Laine - I wouldn't like to damage my Anne Summers whip on the boys - I think a cattle prod may be more appropriate or a firing squad. And for the record I know that if I did move into my own little haven that was kid free you would be begging me to come and stay x
Tracy - so sorry to hear about your dad. Big hugs hun x
Nanna Tina - big hugs to you too x
Lorraine - sorry you didn't enjoy your time with your mum - huggles x
Wheely bad - thinking of you - hugs x
Off for a rest now. Lots of love to everyone and big hugs to my special blog buddies, you know who you are x
Take care

Jean said...

So very pretty!!

Jane Franklin said...

Beautiful card and love the stamping. Best wishes luv jxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card the background is brill.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Lovely card Sue. so nice when there is a stamp that
fits for the dies sometimes and this one is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

Well the sun did come out today so I hope anyone not
feeling so good ,felt a little bit better today.

Tracy- am thinking of you and your dad, sending you some
special hugs x
Wheelybad- hope you not having the migraines again. Pleas
take care. cuddles for Billy x
Lorraine F- do take care and hope your feet stop playing.
Wonder what craft show that's on in September :-)
Yvonne- I have learn that boy's/ men are very stubborn at
times and it is just better to stay out of things. You
made me hungry with your meal. must get an apple x
Lorraine- hope you had a good day. Have Brodie been
up to anything lately ? hugs x
CraftyNanna- hope you are ok ?
NannaTina- take care. Wishing Mick better x
Hope our missing friends are alright and can come back soon.

To all Wilsonette's and my friends have a nice evening
hugs Maria x

Narrowboat girl said...

Love the white on white, it really makes the stamped image ping

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Love the Wellington die and the background. I've been in London then straight up to Colchester this week.

liz spooner said...

This is such a lovely card Sue, and I do love this background.xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
White on white then wow colour, I don't have the stamps to go with my dies that has to change.

Theresa Pace said...

that stamped image just pops out of the card. fab, hugs xx

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card and I bought some of your stamps this week but I had to laugh cos now I need to buy the dies that go with them,
Thank you Maria Alder for your concerns, there is a tale to tell but I have to pluck up the energy to tell it, hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card and I bought some of your stamps this week but I had to laugh cos now I need to buy the dies that go with them,
Thank you Maria Alder for your concerns, there is a tale to tell but I have to pluck up the energy to tell it, hugs to all Johanna

Sandie Braithwaite said...

How lovely. I particularly like the embossing work with the paved pearls surrounding it.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Yet another beautiful card to start the working week! Your stamping and colouring are beautiful - it's the choice of colours too!
The stamped image really enhances the card!
Thank you Sue!
Tracy - missing you - sending caring hugs to you. You have been so brave . You are a real inspiration.
Now Diane - was the kitchen dark before or after this bottle of wine!!! Glad you had a good day! X
Love to all, Myra xx

Jomada-Dawn said...

This is so pretty. But doesn't the eye play tricks on you = in the first few photos, the "paved pearls" were clearly standing proud of the card, but then came the first real close up of that section and my eye deceived me into thinking they were debossed!
Pretty, either way!

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I love the pop of colour on the stamp Thank you for the reminder of paved pearl I love that technique and not done it for a while

Laura O' Connor said...

love your paved pearl technique great card,Laura O

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & all
Gorgeous card I love the dies used & the stamp you have coloured beautifully
Thank you Sue love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY I hope your ok my friend & keep strong for you & now your dad your always in my thoughts & Preayers Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Wheelybad how are you my friend sending you love & Hugs cuddles for Billy.xx

BETH hope your ok sending you some Big Hug's xxx

Hug's for everyone xxx

Dawn Holben said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and i love the layout.
i really like detail on the new zealand border die and it looks lovely with the wellington die.
And oh that stamp is so pretty.
I really love this one.

Virginia Davey said...

I really love the New Zealand border die it works so well as a background.the stamp is beautiful and I like the way you coloured it in. A very pretty card Sue

ursula said...

I just love that pearl for background, a superb card, but alas I cannot paint like this...luv Ursula xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love your coloring!! Beautiful background and border.

Eunice said...

Very different card, don't know if I like the dots made of glue in the background. I do love the stamp that you have used and the colored flowers.

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. The stamped image is beautiful. If only my colouring turned out that well. I'm still at the "must try harder" level.
Take care everyone.

Val Verrall said...

Lovely card Pam, you give us so much inspiration, thank you. Val

Leslie Lim said...

It is great to have the opportunity to read a good quality article with useful information on topics that plenty are interested on.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jean Bullock said...

I am wild about the embossing on this card and the colored flowers look stunning against the white.