Monday, 16 May 2016

Wishing You A Beautiful Day

Hello crafters!  I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!  I started today's card by simply embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Rambling Blossoms embossing folder.  Next I cut a slightly smaller piece of white card and used the Dorado Gemini Die and cut a decorative edge into each side.  While the die was still in place, I inked the area with Shaded Lilac Distress ink, doing one side, then moving the die and doing the other side.  I mounted that with foam on to the embossed background.  I cut the largest die from the Auckland die set out of white card and added it to the centre of the card.  I layered the Maggie die cut out of white and backed in white to that.  I stamped a sentiment from the Fabulous Sentiments stamp set by Creative Expressions and added a frame to it using the two circle dies in the Maggie set.  I inked them with Shaded Lilac ink then glued it to the sentiment and trimmed around the edge.  I mounted it n the centre and added white flatback pearls as accents to the die cuts.  Using my piercing ruler and a pokey tool, I added a white paper pierced mat (this is the way that I do it for all of my cards too).  I cut a slightly larger mat and inked it with Shaded Lilac to match,  then finished the card with a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Very beautiful card
June, you are having a tough time, hope it starts to improve soon.
NannaTina, so sorry Mick is having a tough time, this makes it doubly hard for you, big hugs to you both.
Tracey, hope your little holiday went well.
Hugs to all, and our missing friends

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card again Sue. Thanks for the inspiration.
D x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card today, I love it.
Back to babysitting duties today but hoping of a nice crafting couple of days this week.
Thanks for sharing

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, love the colours. said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a beautiful card so much detail, Thank you.
I hope you had a relaxing weekend I doubt it though lol.
Take care kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Wishing you a beautiful day for inspiring me with a beautiful card everyday, and this is no exception. Thank you xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue,nice lacey look.
June hope your feeling better.JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue, Absolutely stunning card & very feminine looking. The colours are beautiful. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
absolutely stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x you are a very talented lady xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely colour and some pretty dies, really pretty card I love the sentiment

LauraLor said...

Morning Sue,

What a pretty card! I love how delicate and lacy it looks :)

Laura K x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card with a beautiful lacy effect created by the dies, colour combo is lovely. Have a great day. Bx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty card Sue. Lots to inspire us here.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a truly beautiful card, it's so lacy and feminine and I love the colours too. Your dies are just getting better and better!
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely stunning. Looks so delicate.

Karen xx

Wacki Macky said...

A very beautiful card today Sue the colours and shapes and composition show off the dies to perfection,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Alison Thorne said...

Lovely card again - I don't know where you get your ideas from but they are always great xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Wonderful card, love everything about it. I'd hoped to have a weekend crafting but instead was stripping paint! Special hugs to all in pain. Sue XXX

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Lovely card yet again. TFS

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. Lovely lacey and feminine look love it. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

auscrafts said...

Another lovely card

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love, love this card, blue being my absolute favourite colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
What a beautiful card, showing again the NEED for an Auckland die and again so glad I got Maggie, one of my new favourite Gotos.
Would have been a perfect crafting weekend, instead my grand calibur broke so have been back on my little cuttlebug. A friend has had a look at the GC and it is sort of saved enough to do my big frames. The worst thing is saving for a new machine means less money for dies for quite a while!!! lol
Hugs for all those not doing the best at the moment,
Muriel x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love all the layering on today's pretty card. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Loraine Jefferis said...

Sorry Sue I didn't mean to press the notify me button. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, I love all the embossed/cut work detail and the lovely sentiment which I hope that you have too! X

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,really like how delicate and lacy these dies look cut out,thank you,Linda x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love everything about it. The dies are just so beautiful :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty & delicate.


Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Thank you Sue for sharing another beautiful card, the colourway is so pretty what did we do before Distressed inks and colour clouds!!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them,
Tina T 🌞xxxx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I just love everything about it. Have a wonderful week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, lacy looking and so pretty with the lilac inking. Nice start to the week!
Sending good wishes to all poorly friends and hope our missing people will be back soon.
Well done to the comment winners yesterday, mind went AWOL.

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

Morning Sue this is a beautiful card with so much detail and love the colours
KathyB x

hettygarlick said...

Such a pretty card.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very lacy and pretty and my favourite colour
Mick had a very sleepy day, had to have more IV fluids as still not eating or drinking, I will be glad when this nasty infection has gone seeing him is so much pain and discomfort is heartbreaking
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card

Chris Curry said...

Another beautiful and elegant card Sue. Thank you. Xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card as always.
Nancyd xx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Good morning Sue, I love this type of elongated card, classy and elegant. Have a good week, Ivy c x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty, great work.
Elaine H X

Jan.moogie said...

Love it, love it, love it, what a stunner Sue. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A great card to showcase how well all your dies mix and match together so beautfully...


Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card to start the week off. Pleased to see the Maggie die & Auckland die being used today I also love the colour too. Great start to the week. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yet another beautiful and elegant card and I'm loving another lacy look. Colour is so pretty too. Sending best wishes

JAO said...


Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I am loving the cards of recent days both the delicate nature of the design and the colours you have used ,they so compliment each other
June I hope that you are feeling a bit better and that your wound is improving
I was sorry to read that it was again weeping hugs to yo especially
Not forgetting all the other Wilsonetts that are not well or that have issues affecting their lives
Hugs to all of you
Have a great day
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, A great card today. This blue and white always looks so classy.

Love Rosemarie x X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Fab card. SueL x

Unknown said...

A stunner today sue love it the colours and dies just perfect thank you love
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, lovely colours.
B xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card. Love it. A new way to use the Dorado die.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

dmjones said...

A truly feminine card today; love the colour too,

Doreen x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, on a beautiful sunny day definitely a Happy Monday. Another stunning card I do love this design and that embossed background is just gorgeous. Have a lovely day. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Annie Stamps said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue. This card has so many textures and layers, totally gorgeous.

I love the lacy intricate dies, they never cease to amaze me.
Annie P

Jane Franklin said...

Love the design of this and the soft colour, just lovely. Luv jxxx

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card, Sue, love it

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A really beautiful card today.
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
A pretty card using a lovely selection of your dies.
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love this card these dies are so versatile and the colour combination perfect.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Unknown said...

Another stunning cad Sue. Beautiful dies you've used.
Love Val in Spain x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful pretty, lacy card and lovely colour.

Love Helen xxx

Unknown said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh what a lovely, lovely card!
Doreen R

ellyscard creatief said...

What a beautiful and elegant card.
Gr, Elly

Nana on the Hill said...

This is just beautiful, love it.

Unknown said...

Another beautifully feminine card today! Lovely colour combination. Debra x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty lovely use of dies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Beryl said...

Beautiful card

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty elegant card, the Maggie die looks beautiful all in white

Nanna Tina hope the antibiotics get rid of the infection soon

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Paula said...

A lacy and delicate card today Sue, very beautiful, and once again it's in my favourite colours! :) Perfect.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, very pretty lilac.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, firstly I wish Mick and everyone who is poorly or suffering a speedy recovery, I do follow their progress on here. As to my wound well Colin says that it is healing really nicely with no leaking today so I have my fingers and toes crossed that I might get a gold star tomorrow at the wound clinic.
Thank you Pam, Tina, Theresa and everyone who is wishing me well.

Now to today's card, another wow from me Sue, yes love it, how you think up the designs for your dies amazes me, it is not just a 'die' it is a work of art which has so many uses, a big gold star from me on these.

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

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Beautifully delicate and lacy in one of my favourite colours.

ursula said...

Another brilliant idea Sue, love all the pearls around...a really stunning card, lovely subtle colouring...luv Ursula xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, very ornate. Have a lovely day everyone.
Take care, Jess xxx

sandieann21 said...

A lovely card. Just waiting to board a six seater plane to the Scilly Isles so will check it out later.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a beautiful card to start the week with. A lovely use of all the different dies. You have a great imagination on how to put the different dies together to make stunning cards.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the happy Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card Sue and one i could see my beloved Auntie Katie with as it just has that delicateness and fragility about it that she did. The shaded lilac distress colour is beautiful in the middle of the gemini panel and around its edges, not too dark. The beautiful feminine aspect of this card just brings back happy memories of a lovely lady who was so much fun to everyone that knew her but who was just so fragile. Thank you Sue for a beautiful card that is just so much like a beautiful lady i was so priviledged to know.
Nanna Tina, i hope when you go in to see your lovely Mick today that he is coming back more to his normal self. An infection can transform the loveliest of people into someone you don't recognise and you just long for them to get well again and be their normal self. He has enough struggles to overcome without a raging infection as well flower. Sending hugs to keep you going and to pick your Mick up a bit too, i hope that you see some of that glint back in those eyes soon.
Well the crime survery lady is here this morning to interview the 3rd initial in my house which just happens to be Rory, so here's hoping he stays on track and doesn't get diverted as he goes through it, lol. Rory very much sees right and wrong but no grey area and can i say get's quite passionate about a topic if he gets his teeth in it. As his headmistress said before he left last year, she hopes that she never meets him as a policeman as she wouldn't get a warning or second chance, hee hee hee. Have a good day everyone with hugs going to all the Wilsonettes and honary Wilsonettes as well who needs, wants or could just do with some, they are their for you,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
You have begun another week with another two lovely cards ! I love today's and yesterday's was beautiful too! My week still begins with Sunday!! Love the colours today and beautiful central shape you have created.
Thank you Sue!
Love to all, Myra xx

Lesley said...

Lovely very pretty feminine card love the colours.

Suebak said...

A lovely floral lacey feel to this beautiful card.

Susan x

Meg Owen said...

Busy card but I love the Dorado Gemini die.


Sue MacFall said...

Very ornate and beautiful - love the colours.
Thank you,
Sue Mac

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty xxxx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card and let me wish you and all Wilsonettte's
a Beautiful day. Love the die's and colours used on today's card.
Also like to say that the cards the last week have all been great.

NannaTina -hope Mick is doing so much better today and that
the meds. have kicked in, hugs to you both.x
June - the wound clinic will hopefully be chuffed for the
progress at last for your healing and no more pain x
CraftyNanna - sorry to hear you not been well,hope you
feeling better soon. Miss you in the cafe'.x
Tracy - hope you have a good holiday and that your dad
is improving x
Glad to hear fourpaws Tia is getting there and good luck
to Rory, Norah x
Wheelybad - take care and have a good rest before meeting
up with your friend so you will have a lovely time x
Lorraine F -hope you are doing ok. You look way to young
to be a great grandma ! x
Jan from Long Island - you have an amazing grandson. Shane,
well done and good luck !x
Rebecca from Colorado, Yvonne,Lorraine,Beth, Molly you are missed
hugs to all, Maria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Such a beautiful lacey creation with this card, so gorgeous

Crafty smiles ;)

June x

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful day Sue. Such a dainty card with lots of interest and lacy features. Love from Jackie xx

Unknown said...

what a lovely card, thank you for all your wonderful ideas and for sharing them with us

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very busy lacy/frilly card but it all works perfectly. I love the way you have used the Dorado Gemini Die and shaded lilac is one of my most favourite distress inks. Altogether a beautiful card.

Wish me luck as I go around the neighbourhood this afternoon with pictures of a little cat who thinks he lives with us. If I find his people I will be telling them to have him neutered so he doesn't roam again and will be so much happier. If I can't find them I will have to try and get him to the vet to see if he has been microchipped. Fingers crossed for success.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the colours

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow so very beauiful again Sue

gr kairn van eijk

terrie said...

Very pretty card.....well done as always.....tfs Sue

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another beautiful card I love the colours. Thank you Sue my comment prize came today I hope you know that we would all follow your blog without your special give a ways you are such a kind, talented person.

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
A really nice card, I do like the shaded lilac with the white.
Margaret xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Lovely in lace!! I love the touch of color on the edges!! So delicate and lovely! TFS!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love todays card sue x the inking looks fantastic and the dies are gorgeous x thankyou for your inspiration and again for giving the info for the sentiment stamp x
Thinking of all the wilsonettes x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

nzillingworth said...


gailgale said...

Lovely Card.
I love the way you have used these dies together.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a beautiful card. It's divine. Love it. And sings.
Hugs, Rose

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful and gorgeous card today Sue.
I really love using the maggie die and find myself going to that one quite a lot.
I must get the dorado die too.

Sorry i am late with my comments, i am desperately trying to catch up.
I have been having problems with a slipped disc and waiting to go into hospital
and then saturday i fell over so not been able to do much at the moment.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. lovely dies and pretty colours. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

DeeDee7770 said...

Good morning Sue. I love our Monday morning coffee break. I always look forward to your Monday card. This is a show stopper. I love the shapes in this card, and of course my favourite colours. This card is absolutely beautiful, I could look at it all day. Very textural and detailed. I would be so happy to receive this in the morning post. Well Sue break is over. I will see you tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

Scottydog said...

Lovely card, in a favourite colour. Thank you Sue!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card and this definitely would make someone a "Beautiful Day"!

pippajb said...

Beautiful day with an equally beautiful card. Thank you.

Luna-Blue Warminster said...

Lovely card and gorgeous colours - thanks for sharing, Susan x

Wings said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & beautiful colour
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I love the idea of using a Gemini die to create an edge to the card

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue love my Maggie die a lot,
Special hugs to our poorly friends, I hope you all feel better soon, hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue love my Maggie die a lot,
Special hugs to our poorly friends, I hope you all feel better soon, hugs to all Johanna

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card I was not sure about the background die but having seems couple of cards made with this background it is now on my need list

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. (Well they are beautiful everyday). Thank you so much for sharing.

liz spooner said...

This is a beautiful card today Sue, and I have all of these dies except for the Auckland, so might just try something similar.....xx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue

Another stunning card, very delicate looking. Perfect for a special lady!

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Hi Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Today's card is so gorgeous and lacy...I love it.
I'm on the run all day today so can't comment as I would like but I want to thank Maria for her lovely comment?
I hope everyone is having a beautiful day!
Hugs to all. ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely delicate type of card today.
By the way congratulations to all the winners over the weekend.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

It seems that I have chosen the perfect day to return to my beloved blog because your offering for today is simply splendid....and whoopee!, I have all of the elements:-) The rambling roses EF is one of my faves, I have yet to use my dorado die but I feel that it is crying out to be christened this week when I get stuck in to some serious Cardmaking, and the same goes for the Auckland die. The Maggie provides the perfect focal point and the colour palette is soft and subtle. I have seriously missed my daily dose of Sue and hearing from my blog buddies, it's wonderful to be back:-)
I have been AWOL now for some time and I can only apologise for not giving my blog duties die care and attention.....I've had a rather nasty spate of seizures so I have been avoiding the iPad like the plague because it merely aggravates it mainly because migraines and fits go hand in hand:-( Feeling much more like myself today though so fingers crossed I'm over the worst of it.
I expect that I've missed so much over the past week but I have tried to catch up a little so that I'm not out of the loop with all the gossip. I see that we still have a few friends absent at the minute like my dear Yvonne, Beth, Rebecca, Wheely bad to name but a few, I sincerely hope that you are all well and if not, that your recovery is swift and you are back with us soonxxx
June, I see too that you are still fighting your infection, it's a nasty little so and so isn't it? I hope that the honey makes a difference and your full recovery is just around the cornerxxx
Nana Tina, you poor soul, I don't know who my heart goes out to more, Mike with his lengthy battle and an infection to boot, or you who has met each setback with love, strength and is sometimes forgotten just how tiring and what an emotional strain it can be travelling to and spending so much time visiting sick loved ones, my own mum has had to do it many times when I have had lengthy hospital stays and it used to exhaust her. I sincerely hope that Mick makes a speedy recovery and that you continue to find the strength to support him in his journey back to healthxxxx
Frances, you are a doll, not many people would take so much care over a waif and stray, I hope you find it's home soon, it breaks my heart to think someone has lost their furry four paws and is out of their mind with worry....been there and it's not pleasant:-( Good luck with your searchxxxx
Maria, thanks for your well wishes and kind thoughts sweetie, it's nice to have someone notice your absence. Hope all is well with you tooxxxx
Dawn, you must be in so much pain right now, my mum has struggled with slipped discs in the past and it's effects can be devastating. Hope that you get a speedy recovery because that's half the battlexxxx
Love and hugs to any friends that I have failed to mention including Theresa, jan, P, pat, Pam Tracy , Lorraine F and the two Linda'sxxx


CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card.
So many delicate die cuts.
This card would take pride of place in this house .... It's gorgeous xx

Big Hugs Brenda xxx

nannapat said...

Lovely card sue, so many pretty layers. Pat

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, lots of frilly lacy layers. Thank you for sharing xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous card and I love the colours. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the dies you have used. The card is so beautifully lacy.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Laura O said...

another stunner ,great card ,Laura O

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning is the only way to describe this card, the lovely wedgwood blue colour with white is gorgeous and it is so feminine and lacy.
Di B.x

DeCor said...

It really is a beautiful card for a beautiful day! Absolutely love this card....thank you again.

Eunice said...

Very eye catching card, love the color and how the dies give it loads of dimension! Thanks for the idea Sue.

Sandy H said...

Just beautiful.
Take care everyone.

Unknown said...

Just lovely design