Monday, 6 June 2016

Thank You

 Hello crafters!  A pretty thank you card for today's blog post!  I started this card from the centre and worked outward.  First I cut the Thank You Circle in white.  I used the different circular cutting edges to create a black frame for it.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and cut the inside from the Birthday circle frame to go inside the frame.  I added a black backing to it and recessed it into the centre of the frame.  I stamped a thank you sentiment and cut it out with the smaller circle in the set and raised it for the very centre.  I added three small blue flowers below the sentiment as a small accents.  I seated my thank you circle on a piece of blue card with the Melbourne outer decorative piece cut out of it.  It fits very nicely around the Perspective Circle dies.  I used the Noble Squares set A and B to create a multi level white frame and a thin black frame and mounted it over the blue card.  I raised the entire piece on to another piece of white card.  I cut four Australian Borders in white and glued the around the edge of the raised square, mitring the corners with my scissors before gluing them down.  I finished the card with just white and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card on a very sunny morning here in Hartlepool.
Tracey, good news about Dad, hope he makes it home today.
Elaine, big hug fir Andrew, so happy he is gaining strength.
NannaTina, Mick is a fighter, glad he is doing better and eating a little.
Thinking if all the people affected by the flooding, take care
Hugs to all

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours. At last the sun is shining and we've managed to turn the heating off!
D x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for this card, colourway is lovely.
Was going to YouTube this die for some inspiration, but you have beaten me to it.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card.
Nancyd xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card, the Australian borders make a very pretty background frame.x

tracy w said...

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

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a lovely thank you card today, the dies you have used certainly do inspire me. Once thing I will say Sue is that your dies cut brilliantly, the detail all comes out and the embossing is awesome, especially all the noble dies with the lovely pierced edges.

I am so looking forward to the end of the month when we can see your new Christmas dies, yes the top of my list has got to be the angel, but what other delights have you got for us this year I wonder.

NannaTina, hope Mick is improving
Elaine, how is Andrew doing
Tracey hang in there, the stent will help

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
Take care all Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning thank you card. Yvonne xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. That border die makes a beautiful frame. I really must try and use my border dies in different ways. :-)

Annie P

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow stunning card Sue thanks for sharing. Have a great day hugs xxxxxx

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

A truly beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

Laura K x

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card a Sue. I love the use if the border die to make a frame. Have this die on my wish list along with just about everything else that you have designed. Lol

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely. I really like these circle greetings x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, yet more dies to add to my never ending wish list! As the only dies I have from this collection are one set of the Noble squares I'll have to file it away for the future when I've been able to add to my collection. Sue xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card as always. Love the focal element.

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

Marion Bull said...

A really lovely card Sue and would work well with the similar birthday die. Thank you!
Maggie B xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card today as well!
These circle dies are really great :))

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty thank you card. Great colour combination. Love the black highlights.
Anne M xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is brilliant, love the circle dies, and also the colour combo, which is fast becoming my favourite. have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card to start the week as well as some sunshine this morning. Hope this is the start of some lovely weather to come after the cold of the last few weeks lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Crafti Moggie said...

..and thank you too Sue for such a lovely card today. The dies you have used are fab and much better in reality than on screen, after winning the card of the week 25th May in which you used the Happy Birthday die, I know how nice they are.

Thank you so much,craftihappiness everyone and lots of love,

Pearl xxx

Debra K. said...

Great card! Debra x

Alison Thorne said...

Bright and sunny here in Shropshire, just like the card. I visit this site every morning before I do anything else, and this sets me up for the day. Thank you Sue xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card, lovely die-cuts and gorgeous colourway.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card today, very pretty.
Enjoy your day

A Happercrafter6 said...

The thank you die looks really effective Sue. Like Alison, first thing when I wake up is to visit my favourite blogs!

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous those dies are amazing and this is such a pretty design. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jan on the Fosse said...

Goo Morning Sue
Lovely card will try this with my Happy Birthday circle die.Thanks for the idea.

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, it would be a pleasure to receive it as a thank you. Thank you. Xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I don't have any of these dies as yet, this card is lovely I'm warming to these circle dies my poor wish list keeps been giggled around and it will again when your new Christmas ones are released.
Mick managed some food and energy shakes yesterday so hoping for the same today, going with Mum to cemetery today as it would have been my dad's 91st birthday it is also my Grandsons 12th birthday, I'm still trying to finish my daughters card for tomorrow,could do with a few more hours in the day to get everything done
Tracy huge hugs for your Dad and thank you to everyone for all your kind words and wishes
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I don't have any of these dies as yet, this card is lovely I'm warming to these circle dies my poor wish list keeps been giggled around and it will again when your new Christmas ones are released.
Mick managed some food and energy shakes yesterday so hoping for the same today, going with Mum to cemetery today as it would have been my dad's 91st birthday it is also my Grandsons 12th birthday, I'm still trying to finish my daughters card for tomorrow,could do with a few more hours in the day to get everything done
Tracy huge hugs for your Dad and thank you to everyone for all your kind words and wishes
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and I love this thank you die, so versatile and useful.
Thanks for sharing,

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, and also so much going on in the focal point. I love it.
Hugs, Rose

lilian said...

Hi Sue, a very lovely card, just love all the blue you're using lately.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a lovely card

doreenj said...

Love how the black makes it "pop"!!! Super card, Sue,

Doreen x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card today :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue such a pretty card .I do not have this circle die but I may have to get them. Thank you for sharing. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, as ever perfectly neat and precise but softened by the three little flowers. Nice colour combo too.
Laine - thanks, yes, babes doing fine (Livvy, Neenaah and Pippin!) starting to wean this week also hopefully toilet trained as well after 'mummy' duties. Floozie back to normal, but poor carer lost her pet cat to a hay cutting machine - you think rural life is safer.............. Greetings to Yvonne, missing the banter.
Hugs to Tracy and Dad, NT (don't know how you do it all!)& Mick, Elaine and son.

'P' in Wales

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue

A very lovely card again today, loving the circle greeting and the colors used.

Pam and June , Andrew had a little problem yesterday ,he looked really pale and poorly when we arrived at the hospital however he did look better by the time we were leaving thank goodness .
Thank you for asking about him ,you are so kind.
Big hugs for all who need them
Take care
Elaine H X

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Lovely card Sue, the white frame looks like lace such versatile dies, as John Lockwood has said on Hochanda - you design your dies not only for yourself but you have the crafter in mind too. X X X

Craftychris said...

So beautiful! xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great card again and how elegant. The beautiful Australian border makes a very pretty lacy look. Thank you for more ideas yet again. Best wishes

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, the design, the circle dies, the perfect framing and your mitred Aussie Borders really set it all off...


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card
B xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a very pretty card. I don't have the circle die, but it is on my list. The blue is a lovely shade and fast becoming a favourite.

Love Rosemarie x X

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another very beautiful card, I do love these circular dies they are on my wish list, which is now very long.

Anne said...

I'm with Alison and Jan - visiting my favourite blogs is the first thing I do each morning!
Love this card, Sue. The central square part would be great on it's own as well.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Hello Sue
That was a stuffy night, windows open now to get some cooler air in!
Beautiful card!
Love Marg

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A very nice card,I like the way the circle thank you stands out.
Best wishes
Karen M

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I like how you can take part of your card as inspiration if you don't make big cards and this is a great example. Love from Jackie xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, a real treat after a couple of weeks away in Scotland with very limited internet connection ( but beautiful views so who needs the Internet!). The dies are lovely, must start saving my pennies again to start on my need list. Take care
Love Diane G xxx
Nana Tina it's good to see Mick is still making progress xx
Tracey sounds like Dad might be coming home which is good, I must read back an see how things have been xxx
June you sound on fine form, hope the leg is healing well xx
Elaine sounds like you need a hug , must go and catch up xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous thank you card, all these dies are on my wish list which I hear will be getting longer with the launch of your Christmas dies!
Hugs x
Heather T

iReneM said...

Such a lovely card.


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card, the Australian border frames it so well. I would like to get some of the circular word dies but am hanging on until the new Christmas collection and of course the couple of New Zealand dies !!
The weather has fined up here today, lots of damage to beaches but the NSW south coast , Victoria and Tasmania were still getting rain and lots of wind, we are having our biggest tides of the year at the moment so that is affecting the rivers and water getting away. Thinking of all that are affected, take care.
Happy to hear of improvements from Nanna Tina and Tracey,
Muriel x

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue imagine receiving that beauty.
The dies are brilliant and so is the colours thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card
Doreen R

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I love the way the centre focal point draws your eye into the main sentiment, which of course is the main message of the whole card.
Whenever I've tried to cut a thin square to go over the border as you have I find it warps slightly and loses its shape making it a little tricky to keep it from going squiff, I have to be doing something wrong - maybe I'm making it too thin ?
Either way, I love making borders for my cards, they can either add the wow factor to a very special occasion card or, border one of your many beautiful floral dies to make one of those gorgeous CAS cards either the larger cards or those smaller cards that some prefer to make, I'm really saving hard now for both the rectangle and circle sets as until I got both square dies I had no idea how valuable they are to your designs.
Today's card is beautiful Sue and the sentiment comes back to you for so many reasons. xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love how the Melbourne die cut into the blue card frames the thank you circle it's a card on its own

Sending special hugs to Tracy and dad, Nanna Tina and Mick and Elaine and Andrew and to anyone else who needs one

Hugs and best wishes everyone

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, and Thank You for a pretty and slightly different style of card. Anyone who received this would know how much they were appreciated .

Muriel - stay safe, the reports here are dreadful.
'P' - Pippin! Coincidence? I am trying not to think about the hay cutting machine, the poor carer :(

Hope everyone can enjoy the sunshine today, I am going to do the ironing now before the sun comes round and the kitchen gets too hot, the greenhouse is already at 30C!


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the Australian borders look great as a border. love Jean Z xxxxx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, just love this circle thankyou. It makes such a lovely card.
LoveVal in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

I really like today's card, always like this colour combination


June x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Your border die has made a gorgeous frame.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card love the design and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Helen Bell said...


A lovely card that day. Very fresh and I love the three cute little flowers.

Love Helen xxx

Suebak said...

Makes a real impact having the black behind the white wording.

Susan x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I really like your circle word die. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty

Paula said...

A lovely, delicate, feminine card today Sue, using my favourite colours again. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

SueJ said...

Really lovely card Sue, beautifully put together.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Jean said...

Lovely card!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another gorgeous card and I really like that sentiment Die!
It's very warm here today and I've got hayfever which is restricting me but it's nothing at all compared to what friends here are suffering and going through! My problem goes away! Thinking of you all. Hope Andrew has a better day today - he has been through an awful lot!
Hope Dad gets home Tracy!
NannaTina - you must be worn out - stress alone is tiring never mind all the running around! Take care!
Love to all, Myra x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Jan D., Florida, USA

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
.....I'm back...!!!! There has been so much going on in my life crafting & blogs have taken a bit of a back seat....but I'm hoping to change that....craft should never be pushed to the back!!!!
A lovely card to welcome me back....I am determined not to let life take over.....

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card again sue x love the blue and white and the little flowers on the sentiment are so sweet xxx thankyou sue for all your inspiration x
Laine thankyou for sending some sunshine down to a soppy southerner even though I never asked xxx it was so chilly end of last week we had the heating on ! Thanks for yvonnes update too she is being missed x
Tracy sending hugs for you and dad x
Nannatina sending hugs to you and mick too x
Elaine I do hope andrew continues to improve sending you both hugs x
Wheely bad thinking of you too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

barbara macaskill said...

This is a simply spectacular card! Even though it has flowers on it, it would be a great masculine card also! TFS!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I always think that light blue and white and a little bit of black make a very classy colour combination. A very pretty card today which I think would work well for either gender with a bit of a colour change.


hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. The colour combination really works.

Jane Franklin said...

Very pretty card for this lovely sunny day. Luv jxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Very nice Card, great use of dies and colours. The style would be great for any occasion or gender. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card can easily be adapted to suit so many people I love the little flowers.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful design


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
love the card today, with those gorgeous dinky flowers.
Love to all who are suffering in mind or body, or looking after and worrying about loved ones.
Maureen xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card today, wasn't sure how I would use this die, so once again 'thank you' for the fab inspiration!!!

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for this lovely card, I am really beginning to appreciate how brilliant this die is. Didn't think I need this one.........WRONG!

Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes
I think that this is the card that i need to make for my friend who is lovely but it's hard doing a thank you card for a man. This is just the thing Sue now all i need is the dies to do it with or even just the thank you die and i can play with dies i have. The colour combination is perfect for that special someone that is definitely not gone on pinks and frills, lol. Thank you Sue for such a great ideal card that could be made to say anything for the men in our lives that can be quite hard to get for.
Well i have been making up some wedding cards for my hubby to pick from for his daughter who is getting married on the 26th of this month, i am hoping that it is going to be as gorgeous a day as it has been up here for almost a fortnight now. I've been along to see the lassie that Kirsten has been getting this past 18 months to colour her hair to see what she can do with mine. I have got this mortal fear of hairdressers as you tell them what you want and they do what they want because it'll suit you better. Hmm, so for the past number of decades i have cut my own and i normally get Kirsten just to colour it for me(as i have grey hair, there's a surprise)as she doesn't like my grey. I have told her on numerous occasions that i have earned every one of those grey hairs between her and her brother and step/half sister and any way isn't grey hair suppose to be distinguished? She says no, they should be extinguished, lol. Any how her and the boys have decided that i need a professional to do my hair. As i keep telling her, a professional does do my hair....ME, and then comes the remark back saying "exactly Mum, you need another professional to finish the cutting you started". Cheeky wee midden, there is a knack to cutting your own hair especially when it is long and you want to keep it that way. She no longer goes on the park and ride with me into Stirling as all i do is look at the people in front of me hair do's.
RIght i will go and leave you all again to hopefully a lovely day wherever you are, sending hugs to Tracy and Dad, Tina and Mick, Tina E, Claire and Toby and to all others that need, want or could just do with them, there is plenty to go around to lovely friends,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hello my lovelies, couldn't visit first thing as I had to go to a funeral. My husband's uncle, the dread cancer got him. So very sad for his close family. Hubby appreciated my support so that was nice.
Sue, this is a fantastic thank you card. So lovely without frills and flowers.
My feet are still sore from yesterday. I could do with a few days rest but I might be going out tonight and then Dr's tomorrow.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card for a lovely day - thank you Sue.
Sue Mac

gailgale said...

This card is so BEAUTIFUL!!!
I love how you have used the different dies.
Thank you so much for all the ideas with your dies.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely beautiful and a perfect example of how all of your dies work so wonderfully together.
Absolutely love this.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Sue and thank you for all those cards that you are showing.
Gr Karin

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card lovely really like the lace frame looks just like real guipure lace

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card for a beautiful day. Fantastic use of dies.

Aspiring crafter said...

Love the thank you die Sue and it looks beautiful with the lovely lace background, gorgeous,

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue This card is very pretty I love the colours & the dies those tiny flowers are fab!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue This card is very pretty I love the colours & the dies those tiny flowers are fab!

liz spooner said...

Beautiful Sue, the black just sets it off.xx

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful. it has a nautical feel to it and it reminds me of a porthole or window on a ship, hugs xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Lovely card on the day that I manage to come back to the blog. I love all of the perspective dies and as I have mentioned before a 'friend' word die would really rock my boat.
The colour combination is one of my favourite's and as always you have delighted us with a beautiful work of art.
I have a lot of catching up to do as I have not been able to get on the blog for quite a few days so going to make this a very quick check in and hopefully play catch up tomorrow.
I hope you haven't missed me too much and if you haven't missed me why not? Lol x
Anyway, sending you all lots of love especially my special blog buddies - you know who you are x
Take care and sending happy thoughts
Crafty hugs

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Smashing card as always. Big thank u for sharing ur cards and letting us to ramble on lol xx

Dad got home. He's very crabbit but understandable as we take things out on those we love. He's so tired bless him. I'm taking it in the chin as he hides his feelings well.
Got the beatson hospital on thurs to see what treatment they may provide for him and a lady from the hospice is coming to see him on wed. She apparently dealt with his partner Katie when she came to the end of her life.
I stayed away when things got bad as I couldn't handle seeing my dad upset. Now I'm going to have to face it. I guess I'm going to have to pull my strength out of the bag somewhere. And I have u lot to ramble to. It helps so much.
Thank u all from the bottom of my heart x

Laura O' Connor said...

another stunning card ,love the three tiny flowers so cute ,Laura O

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Sorry not been around for a week but I have been checking out your blog
Every day on my mobile
Today's card is another stunner as per usual I love it Sue .
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card today !!! Your perspectives circle sets both look fab !!! I have the Birthday set on my huge long wish list. I love both the design of today's card and the colour combo you have used. I use your square Noble die sets on almost every card I make now. I just could not be without them !!! Thank you Sue, for sharing another beautiful card. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, I'm another who wasn't sure about the round dies but it looks very good.

Tracy you can amble on at me forever, I understand. Hope the nurse helps with your Dad, they are such calming people and seem to take everyone under their wings.

Nana Tina, Mick and Mum..sending you all love and hugs.

Elaine, hope Andrew will feel better day by day. Love and hugs.

Love to all

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Thank you for the inspiration as I have your circular die though not used it yet. Gorgeous card and love the colours. X

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I especially like the frame. Another want on my wish list which is a long piece of paper stretching out of my "craft" room, down the stairs and trying to escape outside the front door.!!!!!!!


Eunice said...

This is such a lovely card Sue. The Thank You circle is fantastic, when you can use both the positive and the negative of this die.

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. I'm seeing navy blue rather than black with the light blue card. Those tiny flowers are gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Lovely striking card. Beautiful colours. Love all the ways you use the thank you die.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! The Melbourne die is awesome!!

Fiona Mcneil said...

Lovely card but isn't that the rococostriplet xx

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julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx