Friday, 3 June 2016

Just Because

Hi there my crafty friends!  Today's card features the Wellington die.  I used just the decorative outer section of the die and cut it in a piece of coconut white card.  I used the inside cutting edge with it to create an aperture in the centre of the card.  I added mounting foam to the back of this piece to raise it for dimension.  Next I selected a piece of blue dusk card and cut the next decorative die in that set out of it.  I centred the white top piece over it and trimmed the edges to create a thin blue mat.  I added a bit more foam to this piece then added it over another white piece to show in the centre.  I stamped a sentiment then cut it out with the tag from the Lauren die set and added it across the centre opening area.  I added a wider white mat to the piece ad ran double sided tape all the way around the edge and sprinkled Iced Snow on it for a bit of bling!  The usual mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue

Pam said...

Fabulous card, love it.
Pat so glad Sarah has a date for her operation, hopefully this won't be cancelled.
Elaine, hope your son is recovering well from that long operation. You must have been so anxious.
NannaTina, Mick is having a hard time if it which means you are too, take care.
Tracey, you and your Dad are made from the same mound, so brave.
Big hugs to one and all, missing friends too.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and love the die.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card again Sue. Love this colour way too.
D x

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Pam said...

Oops Tracey, that should have said mould lol

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely card to greet us with today, the wellington die is so pretty and versatile.

Hope everyone who is poorly or suffering are either on the mend or out of pain, thinking of you NannaTina, Mick, Tracy, and any others who I have missed.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
What a sparkler, so pretty Thank you.
Take care all wilsonettes.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & would be able to suit any occasion. I love the depth to this card as it draws your eyes into looking past the sentiment. Yvonne xx

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card and as said would suit many occasions.Really nice colours too!
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card and the colours are lovely. The iced snow gives it just that right touch of bling and finishes it of beautifully. Could be used for many occasions.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue, you never fail to please. Have a nice weekend everyone . JJxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another incredible card showcasing the dies. Love the layout and dimension. Have fab day all. Bx

Marion Bull said...

What a pretty card, love everything about it!
Maggie B xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Sumptuous card today Sue, love the colours and shapes and design,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Another winner with the Wellington die, the decorative centre is pretty too. Hopefully will have some time this weekend to play and will definitely be including the Wellington , isn't the centre shape lovely ?
Hoping you have a good weekend, ours is meant to be very wet, maybe even floods in some areas, we really need the rain but not that much !!!
Muriel x

Maria Illsley said...

A great card I like that this card could be made smaller xxx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card design and like the colours

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Colours are gorgeous .
Karen xx

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Make a great Christmas card. Debra x

Alison Thorne said...

This is just lovely - I made one similar to this last week, and did it in orange. It looks great even if I say so myself!

Tina T said...

HivSue and crafters all,
Lovely card using Wellington dies. I have made this card and it went down with great accolades.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely card Sue. I have made a few cards myself with a recess & they never fail to impress the recipient. Many thanks for the idea which I saw here first of course

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card today, I don't know how you come up with all these different designs.
I've had a lovely week of crafting, now back to babysitting grandchildren, just one today though.
Thanks for sharing

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I just love those dies they are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

doreenj said...

Another gorgeous card, Sue, love the recessed look,

Doreen x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Another lovely card Sue. The Wellington die looks so effective.

TDQ Karen said...

I love this card, pretty colours and like the centre recess. The added iced snow just often the whole thing x

Jane Franklin said...

This is one of my favourite dies and with the blue card, well just fab. LG jxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I'm loving todays card, the shadowing you have created looks so good and wide border of Iced Snow really adds great effect-stunning.x

Anonymous said...

The Wellington die is a great shape, Sue, and makes a lovely card - particularly like blue dusk - not easy to get a true blue colour. Bling is just right, too.
Hugs to all poorly and missing friends.
fluffycat - shades of Prescott, 'two-homes Jay' !! Think you're still the chosen one.

'P' in Wales

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous card and lovey colours!
The Wellington die is one of my favorites, so I love to learn new ways to use it :))

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
How I've missed your blog, just got back from holidays couldn't come on line (long story) so I've got a lot of catching up to do. Today's card is so pretty, the iced snow always adds such a fabulous look to everything. Will be looking back at all the posts from when I was away especially the videos.
Hugs x
Heather T

June Horrocks said...

A real beauty this one is due to recieve this would be like Christmas morning thank you for sharing the Wellington is one of my favourites love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Gorgeous card and my favourite colour at the moment.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today, as you know blue is favourite of mine.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is very beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely card again in a pretty blue. Love how you have used the dies too to create a recess in the centre. Am looking forward to seeing your Christmas dies on Hochanda later today - can't really start looking forward to Christmas until we've had a summer though!! Bring on some sun! Sending best wishes

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the Wellington die shape. The outer cut reminds me of a thistle shape. Lovely card as always.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
singing....... that is what this card is doing to me. That blue is lovely, too.
Absolutely beautiful, how you've used the die.
Hugs, Rose

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, gentle, elegant, very pretty. Thank you. Xx

karenlotty said...

I love how the aperture invites you to look further into the card and see the pretty blue underneath Great idea for all occasions of both genders

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love the shape of the Wellington.
B xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous colors fantastic die cutting and superb layout, as always a true Sue card, love it. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, your blue and white cards always remind my of Wedgewood, so so pretty. Would suit any occasion. Cold and wet here and looks set for the weekend. I will have to shut myself away in my craft room (lol).

Love Rosemarie x X

Anne said...

As Rosemarie has said, the blue and white also reminds me of Wedgwood. A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card - the Wellington set makes a fabulous focal point and this design could be made up in lots of different colourways and the appropriate sentiment added just before posting...


hazel young said...

Stunning card and colours x xhazel

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours.

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Sue, Just taken delivery of a couple of your dies so I shall be playing this weekend, xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the ice look, dies and colour
No change with Mick still not eating and only drinking little, he is on a vitamin IV 3 times a day so hoping this boosts him up, Mum seeing the nurse this morning then off to spend the rest of the day with Mick
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue, what an effective use of these dies - the card looks beautiful.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue,what a pretty card, Love the Wellington Die, afraid its another on the wish list.

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love this die, I use it often

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh this is a gorgeous card Sue in that lovely shade of blue against the white. The snow glitter crystals around the edge to highlight the main feature of the card is just so lovely and adds that bit of texture and interest to your beautiful card. You'll know that i don't have any of these dies but hey ho i will look and see what other dies i do have that i can try this out on. Thank you Sue for todays piece of WOW inspiration as it is a bullseye for me.
Well hubby is off and wants to go looking for tiles for the bathroom today but i have the dentist and hygienst at 13:35 and 13:50 so it will need to be around that as it takes months at my dentist to get an appointment and these were made in January. Crikey, i can't remember the last time that we went looking for something actually together as he doesn't like going shopping at all and he doesn't like going with me because of my stick/s depending on whether it's a good day or bad and being honest i don't even bother asking him now to go as i can't be bothered with the crabbit attitude that he starts. So am i looking forward to today's outing? Like a hole in the head that's not needed.
Tracy flower, i am sending hugs down to you and your daddy flower just to let you know that i am thinking of you both and sending wee prayer up.
Nanna Tina sending you some as well as you and Mick could do with some to.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes that need them
love and crafty hugs
NOrah (glenochil)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I just noticed Yvonne said you have Dies on Hochanda today thats something to look forward too!
Love this card and the way you have lifted the centre, beautiful!
Love Marg

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, just love what you've done with the striplet. A beautiful card.
Love Val in SPAIN X

SueJ said...

A lovely card Sue, I love the iced accent using the double sided tape.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Stunning card once again.
Doreen R

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I love this die. SueL x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright and sunny morning, wow what a beautiful card this morning it really is so pretty. hugs Shirleyxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, just what's needed on this cold dark day, a sunny card. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card made from the lovely Wellington die.
It is such a pretty die and combined with the coconut white and blue dusk card you have created a lovely card!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty card, love the dies on this.
Beverley W

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Really like these dies together. X

nattyboots said...

Sue what a lovely card ,and color , just beautiful )

Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes
Andrew had a seven and a half hour operation with 3 top surgeons 2 coming from different areas ,
They have done a marvelous job .

Andrew still has a long way to go , but God willing he will get there as everything is looking so much brighter now .

God Bless you all and big hugs to all who need them.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

This is such a stunning card. I love the touches of blue against the white and the dies are superb

Have a good weekend


June x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, this card is so pretty and love the colours. love Jean Z xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a beautiful card and the depth is amazing.
Rolf xxx

iReneM said...

Such a delightful creation :)

Love the Wellington die, the soft colour
and the iced snow bling.


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Lovely card. Love that shade of blue it's so calming. With added bling it's a knockout!! Xx

Well ladies dads just called to tell me he's away down to surgery for the stent into his gullet. I hope this makes things easier for him. As I'm struggling to watch him try to eat and fading away before my eyes. I can't bear it :-(.
I'll let u know how he gets on.

Laine & Linda. Yes the global market comes to Kilmarnock twice a year. June & sept.
The stalls stock goods from all over the world. Eg my favorite wooden flower pot people as I've got 9 of them dotted around my big garden lol.
Foods from all over the world sweets too.
Flowers and plants. Just people from all over selling their goods. It's a good wee buzz for the town. And with the weather as georgeous today it makes all the difference.

Love to all who needs it and cuddles too xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps no paper craft goodies tho! Lol x

Paula said...

This is such a lovely card Sue, and I can happily say I have everything needed to make it. Another happy day for my bank manager! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful design; I love the sense of depth it offers, and the colour combination is beautiful.

Laura K x

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely colours with a touch of sparkle.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! xxx

Suebak said...

The dimension adds so much to this card.

Susan x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant and pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

pippajb said...

Gorgeous card , just love the blue and the sparkle.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Rosemary Stickland said...

Such a pretty card, can't beat a bit of sparkle!
Rosemary xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue and I have one of the dies. That's a help. See what I can do.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A very pretty card. I love the bling!

Love Helen xxx

Janet Fuller said...

What a beautiful card as always.
Love the colours.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the ones that have depth to them. That's something I forget to do.
Sorry I am so out of touch again and I don't really know why. I will have to get back in the habit of logging in with my first cuppa of the day.
I am not doing too bad. It's my youngest birthday tomorrow so I quickly whipped up a Sue style card but couldn't do quite what I wanted as I couldn't find my sentiment die!
So fed up of losing things.
Anyway it sounds like lots of people are having hard times so Huggles to all who have troubles xxx
Sending love n hugs for all xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card, as ever,Sue.

Anonymous said...

So pretty. Jan D., Florida, USA

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, I love the way you have created the central piece it's so elegant.
Thanks for sharing,

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Pretty card today sue x love the blue its so fresh and the dies are gorgeous x
Sending hugs to all that need them xxx
Theresa w xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card, the die, cut like this in that gorgeous colour combination is beautiful.

Susan White said...

Really pretty and the blue peaking through the die really sets it off, thanks for sharing, Susan x

barbara macaskill said...

OOOO! This reminds me of fireworks around the sentiment! Party in a card!! LOVE it!! TFS!

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, I love the look you get with the wellington die and it is on my wish list, and the little bit of bling sets it off nicely

Sending special hugs to Tracy and her dad, Nanna Tina and Mick, Elaine H and her son and anyone else going through tough times
Thanks to everyone for the good wishes for Sarah for the 21st June , fingers and toes crossed it won't be cancelled this time. The lift company are due to come out today to check why the control not working

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card...I think I'll have to add Wellington to my wish list :).
Goodness, what a day yesterday was. I was up bright and early to get the nets and curtains down ready for the council to renew the windows. What a lovely bunch of lads they were as well. My front room has a HUGE window with the door right next to it so when they took the old ones out, I was left with a little wall about 18" high and then this big hole. They threatened to leave it like that and come back tomorrow, so I told them to take the dog with them for the night lol. They laughed when I said I wasn't worried about the big gap in my home. Anyway, they began around 8:45 after having arrived just after 7:30 and unloading the truck. They were washing the new windows by 3:00 and they worked very cleanly. They had to take my front gate off so of course the dog decided it was her lucky day and vanished around 5 times altogether. It got too hot after lynch though so she came home for the last time and flaked out on the sofa. They've even given me a cat flap in the kitchen all I need to do is teach my fluff ball to use it. It's propped open right now and he'll come in and out but I've not tried it shut yet...what fun that's going to be...NOT!!
It's a lovely day again today down here although the sky is full of light cloud. It's still nice and bright...and too hot for me. I do hope it lasts though as my sis is coming to visit next week and since she left Newquay, the weather where she moved to in Lincolnshire has been less than warm, so it would be nice for her to see the sun again (and I can tell her she shouldn't have moved to the other side of the country lol).
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Love and hugs for all who need a bit of a boost.
Bejay xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! I love everything about it.
Anne xo

terrie said...

Your just because card turned out really nice.......tfs
well done Sue

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like the raised area. And isn't the product of the Wellington die gorgeous.... seems to be another one to add to my list!!


CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am really pleased that I bought this die. It is so pretty that however you use it, it always becomes the star of the show as you have shown here. You don't need to add too much more for a complete card. Love the colours you have chosen.


Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card and I do like that shade of blue. The Wellington die looks like Carnations or Cornflowers..if you know what I mean.

Love and hugs to Nana Tina and Mick, and also Tina's Mum.

Tracy I hope your Dad's stent op went ok and that he'll feel better being able to keep some food down. Love to you both.

Hugs and kisses


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, very pretty in blue and white and I do like it when you recess dies (or make it look that way by raising the top ones) as the dimensional look is lovely.

Tracy - hope your dad's surgery went well and he is able to start eating properly again.

'P' & Laine - Prescott, I like it lol. Apparently Jay was popping home occasionally so the other mum was not too worried as she thought he was just 'out on the tiles'! We already have a 'half cat' who share his time between us and some people who live over the back so I suppose another 'half cat' means we would have a whole one :D


Jean said...

So pretty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful and great design Sue.

gr karin van eijk

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another stunning card and I think it may be my favourite post of the last couple of weeks, which is saying something as there has been some absolutely gorgeous posts. The Wellington die is one of my new favourites and in this card its just beautiful...

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card.
Best wishes to Elaine and Andrew.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A very pretty Card, not to fussy, gust as I like them. This is one I will try to copy. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and very pretty card.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

liz spooner said...

I am beginning to love the wellington die, just gorgeous.xx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. I have recently bought the Wellington die but not had a chance to play with it yet. Love all your inspiration. Hope you will be on Hochanda soon.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I'm later today and in a bit of a rush but today's card is another real beauty! I love it! Thank you.
Love to all, Myra x

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card. In common with many others I love the Wellinton die and also the Lauren die. Great colours as well.

Marianne's Craftroom said...


nannapat said...

Such a clever design Sue, a really lovely card. Pat x

gailgale said...

This is a great card. We could change to an even darker colour and it would be a perfect man card. I love this die!!!!

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous card and love the soft blue colour. X

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Caught up on this weeks blogs and wow all the cards are absolutely stunning,your so clever.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, lovely card.

Eunice said...

I love the dimension this card has. The dies are wonderful!!!

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue stunning card love everything about it
Love & Hug"s Lynda Brock xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card that mesmerises me, I can't stop looking at it, thank you for sharing Sue X X X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Another wonderful card today, i love the wellington die it just has a beautiful
look to it and the lauren die in the centre reminds of angels wings, i know i have a strange imagination lol.
Also just the right amount of bling to give that special look.

nzillingworth said...


Vie Carter said...

what a very pretty card