Monday, 20 June 2016

Thanks So Much

Good morning all!  We are touring New Zealand today!  LOL  I started by cutting the New Zealand Background out of coconut white card, using just the outside die first.  I backed it in white, then used the larger cutting die to cut out the centre to create an aperture.  I aadded mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  Next I finished cutting the left over piece from the aperture by using the decorative die.  I backed it in a strawberry card (from my stash) and cut the inside of it to create a smaller aperture.  I added another layer of mounting foam to that piece.  I cut the inisde lattice die out of white card, then backed it in white.  I layered up all the New Zealand cut dies so they were recessed downward.  I used the inside cutting edges to create a frame around the centre aperture and added a small sentient that was stamped and cut out.  I used the Sweetheart Flowers cut in white, then edged in strawberry card as accents around the aperture.  I placed the flowers in clusters in opposite corners and added some Lace Edged Leaves around them.  I completed the card with small flatback pearls in all the flowers and on the background.  A white pierced mat atop a larger white mat was used to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x   8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, brightens up a very wet morning here.
Welcome back Cheryl, I've missed your wise words.
Jan, happy playing with your bargain, lucky girl.
Daily hugs to Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andreew, hope he had a great time with Daniel., Tracey and her Dad, and all who are not well or saddened.
June, sorry to hear about your knee but it needs to be done, go for it. Don't let your last experience put you off.

Karen Drew said...

Lovely bright card for a bit of a dull day
Karen xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue, and thank you so much for a beautiful start to the week with this lovely sample. I've seen so many gorgeous cards on the CESW fb using this collection of dies, and they are so complimentary of your design talents plus this group of ladies sure know how to show them in all their splendour. A lovely, pretty start to our week.

Sending hugs your way xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful way to start the week.Gorgeous card.
Thank you.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love how you recess your dies & the sweetheart flowers are beautiful. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a great start to the week a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the strawberry colour.

nancyd said...

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

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue,
One of my favourite dies this morning. I love the New Zealand background. The colours are beautiful together too. A beautiful card. Thank you.
D x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Another of your beautiful cards to start the week. The strawberry card is lovely and of course the flowers are stunning. Still need to get these dies as when i try to get them they are always sold out. Keeping my fingers crossed that i get them soon.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely bright card to start the week. The New Zealand background and sweetheart flowers are a match made in heaven.
Wishing everyone a good week
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card to start week, really like the sweetheart flowers. JJxx

Anonymous said...

A great start to the week, Sue, what a pretty card and strawberry too - has an oriental feel to it and quite lovely.
Well wishes to Mick and Andrew and hope all goes well for Sarah tomorrow, Pat.
June - oh my sorry to hear another op needed - fingers crossed it's soon.
Jan D - fab bargain, lucky you - enjoy!! In the UK we normally have to pay more than the rest of Europe and a lot more than the States, could do with an occasional super buy here.
Hugs to all, especially Tracy.

'P' in Wales

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card.
Take care Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card, love the recessed apertures with the flowers. Have a great day. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today, you can't go wrong with the New Zealand die, it really is lovely and I like what you have done with this one, strawberries and cream it reminds me of.

Hope things are going well for Elaine, Andrew, Tina and Mick, Tracey and her Dad and everyone else who are suffering, unwell or just need a friendly hug.

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

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Eue, a beautiful card I love everything about it
KathyB x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, a wonderful start to the week.
Pat - hope everything goes well for Sarah. Jan in Florida - what a bargain! i'd bet that even with shipping it would be cheaper for us to buy from your superstore than it is to buy over here, enjoy your playing. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card, love it

auscrafts said...

Lovely card and colours

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the mosaic and lattice effect focal element. And that strawberry card. Wet and dull here today so some crafting later I hope!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Such a pretty card in lovely colours.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love the flowers and the strawberry card. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty card Sue. Like the way the dies are layered.

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card Sue, the dies you have used are great,

thank you,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Alison Thorne said...

Lovely card and colours Sue - I never tire of using this die, I think it is one of my favourites xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, also reminds me of Strawberries and Cream.


Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the way that you have recessed the centre and the flowers are really pretty.
Thanks for sharing,

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! Lovely card design today with the pop of colour from the strawberry card, a colour I think you should get added to the foundation card range :). Debra x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous, I have the NZ background die, so I love all the inspiration you provide with this die.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I adore this background die and love what you've done with it. The colours are gorgeous and the card is beautiful it cheered me up on this very wet first day of summer!
Hugs x
Heather T

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really nice card. Love the strawberry card. Great inspiration.
Anne M xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
singing to me - that's what this card does. It's just a vision of loveliness. I've got to make a couple of wedding cards and the NZ dies lend themselves to it beautifully.
That raspberry colour cardstock is also gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

This is such a pretty design, and the colour of the strawberry card stock is beautiful! I really like the New Zealand collection :)

Laura K x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card, love those little flowers
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Marion Scott said...

This card is gorgeous, so pretty and I love the strawberry card. Hope it is a colour that will be available from Creative Expressions.

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful classy card white on white. I love all your background dies. Have a good day, Ivy C x

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
A very pretty card today.
Thanks for sharing it with us

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
A wonderfull fresh looking card. Love the dimension and thsee dies. Have a super day

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
A wonderfull fresh looking card. Love the dimension and thsee dies. Have a super day

Suemac said...

A very pretty card

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card to brighten a dull day , loving the color and flowers.
Take care
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

doreenj said...

I do think these flower dies are a must!!! Love this card and the colour too,

Doreen x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, this set of dies are really pretty and the strawberry card is delicious, perfect for the strawberry moon expected tonight, if it ever stops raining!!! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tracey and dad, Elaine and Andrew Tina and Mick xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card Sue I really must get that beautiful die, for some reason I seem
to have overlooked it.
I love the colour combo too.

karenlotty said...

Lovely card with that little pop of strawberry I keep putting off buying this background and the sweetheart flowers When's pay day?

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, for some reason it puts me in mind of wedding cake!'t think why unless it's all the piercings on the NZ background...


Jan.moogie said...

What a beautiful card Sue. I have never looked at this particular die until now and what a mistake that was, this is awesome, Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Wet again lets hope it changes soon and Summer comes back!
This card is so pretty, and to be honest I haven't really noticed the New Zealand background Die before, but now its top of my list!
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card , definitely brightens a miserable day!
Anne xo

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card made from beautiful dies, love it. Up early this morning to take my grandson to school,and thank you for the good wishes for Sarah, just wish tomorrow was over
Caring hugs as always to Tracy and Nanna Tina and anyone else who needs one

Hugs and best wishes everyone

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, this die is beautiful my daughter gave it to me for my birthday and it's a lovely addition to my collection.
Terrible weather again, when are we going to have a summer?

nzillingworth said...


Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the colour combination.
Rosemary xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love it Sue , cheery card on a wet summers day!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love the pop of colour.
B xx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
A very striking card love it.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Karen Derbyshire said...

A lovely card Sue, the NZ dies ARE fabulous!

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card to brighten up this wet day. Ilove this die .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Such this is such a pretty card, I have a couple of these dies so will have a go at making this.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Completely blown away by this card, it is just so pretty and just what we need today. Wet and miserable and it is supposed to be the first day of summer, what a joke,

Love Rosemarie x X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really pretty card, the flowers always make me smile for some reason and I love the delicacy of the strawberry colour. Best wishes

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card got the background die will have to start using it. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
The NZ background is one of my favourite dies and is so pretty. Apart from the lovely leaves I have the dies to complete my version as I also happen to have strawberry card in my stash.
Your card is beautiful and just right to brighten up what promises to be another grey day!
Lesley S x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the beautiful dies. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great depth on this one, cheered up a miserable morning

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for such a gorgeous card to cheer us up on such a miserable wet day.
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I'm so pleased I have the dies you used so I can have a go.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

June Horrocks said...

Glad we're touring this morning sue 😍I love this card the colours and the beautiful dies got to have this one made my day this beauty
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

SueJ said...

What a stunner, love everything about it.

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue. Love the colour.

Anne (Northampton)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Stunning. SueL x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on yet another wet Monday morning, thank goodness I dont have to rely on hanging out my clothes like my mum would have. I can tell you the New Zealand s a wonderful country to visit and we spent 3 weeks there in 2002 and it was fabulous. Love this card and your choice of colours its so very pretty. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card today Sue, such pretty colour

Anonymous said...

Love the new Zealand background so so pretty . very elegant card well designed. love yvonnebennettxx , .

Scottydog said...

Lovely card just looks so clean & fresh. I like these New Zealand dies all the cards you make with the, are so pretty, but unfortunately I don't have these. Like everyone else my wish list is so long, shame we don't have birthdays every couple of months! Lol! Thank you Sue for sharing

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I really like this card. The strawberry coloured card really pops in the centre of an almost all white card. It would be really good if this colour were available in the foundations range (hint, hint)


Iggyscraftybits said...

Hi Sue, I lost my mojo for a while but decided that I needed to find it again and guess what? I am going to purchase this set of dies to add to my ever growing collection but I will certainly use them this time. It is absolutely stunning, Thank you Sue. I have been a fan of die cutting since seeing you on TV and buying the package you were demonstrating by spellbinder and grand calibre. Even though my mojo was gone I continued to buy your dies for that 'maybe day' when my mojo returned. Looks like today is that day. Thank you again. June.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and I really like the Sweetheart flowers made this way. I admit to being stuck in a rut with my flowers, cutting them from coloured cardstock and edging in white but you have shown perfectly how good they can look cut in white and just edged with colour. I promise will try making some this way.


hettygarlick said...

This is gorgeous! I really love the New Zealand background - I think it must be my favourite - and it goes beautifully with the Sweetheart Flowers.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card love the die behind the greeting X X X

pippajb said...

Very pretty card.Reminds me that's another back ground die I must have !

Luna-Blue Warminster

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, what a stunning card! I love the raspberry accents! I have some of that card and I don't use it often enough. Jo x

Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue! The sweetheart flowers go so well on your cards and I love them in white with coloured edges. I see another shopping session coming, the bank manager won't be happy with me..... again!! :)
Hugs to everyone who needs them today,
Paula x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the touch of red.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Pretty and delicate with the flowers. Lovely colours.

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue. Perfect colours to brighten a dull day too. Thank you. Xx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card with just the right amount of colour....Stunning!
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Ohh such a pretty card Just brightens this wet ((summers)) ? Day
Love the way it has turned out and yet another one I may well try
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Really, really pretty card....nice contrast in the colors.

Jan D., FL, USA

julie laz said...

Wow wow wow, hi sue I love this one , what a card, it was my birthday last week 44 omgoodness how time flies,
I didn't get one home made card can you believe that, if someone had given me this I would frame it for my bedroom as the colour is a perfect match and because of my illness I spend 90% of the time in my bedroom, so I could look at it all the time, how sad am I lol
Anyway it's beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Love New Zealand and love this card. xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love the New Zealand and Sweetheart Flower dies, the splash of strawberry is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card!
Great color combo and that flower die is so wonderful, love it :))

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the nz background is gorgeous and I love the strawberry card its a lovely shade of red x it would be a lovely addition to the foundations range xxx thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very cute

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Just A Short Comment As We're Having The Decorator's In And
It's My Job To Take Care Of My Boys...
I Love Today's Card And The Fabulous Colour Palette The Coconut
White And The Strawberry It Looks So Very Striking Together, I Love The
Dies That You've Used The Exquisite Sweetheart Flowers Cut In White And
Edged In Strawberry Looks So Very Elegant And The Wonderful Lace Edged
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing.......You Inspire Me Each And Every Day
I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do........
Take Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous start to the working week! I love these dies and have them so I will be trying this out maybe in another shade of pink! Think I still have some of CE Raspberry card! I love the NZ background die!
Pat L - thinking of you and Sarah and all the family. Praying all goes well tomorrow!
Tracy - hope you and your Dad are alright .
Love Myra x

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! The strawberry card really makes this die pop! Great color and I really love the mosaic feel of it!! TFS!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Such a pretty card I love the NO background I don't have it yet but it's on my list! I'm catching up with your blog today as I'm away at my daughters so I've been busy with the grandchildren &haven't had much time to go online.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Such a pretty card I love the NO background I don't have it yet but it's on my list! I'm catching up with your blog today as I'm away at my daughters so I've been busy with the grandchildren &haven't had much time to go online.

alimecca said...

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

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the aperture style cards you do & this one is no exception, it's beautiful Sue.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Stunning card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Brneyesu said...

Beautiful card to start the week! 90 degrees in the sunny Midwest, USA! I hope I get a chance to work in my cool craft room today. Blessings

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card everything goes together so perfectly.

I love NZ background, It's one that I really 'need! I just haven't got around to buying it yet. Feel a shopping trip coming on!

Thank you for our daily treat. Take care, sending big hugs, Brenda XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Another great card (not that you make any other type!)

June x

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card! The flowers are so lovely!! The lace edged leaves look like tatted leaves! Absolutely love them!
Moxie Craftie

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely and fresh I think describes this and one that I will be having a go at.

craftynanna said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue the colours are really striking, I don't have the New Zealand dies but hopefully I can use another of yours, I have that many of them but never the one you want, I will have to put that right. Lol, huge hugs to all who are struggling one way or another, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue the colours are really striking, I don't have the New Zealand dies but hopefully I can use another of yours, I have that many of them but never the one you want, I will have to put that right. Lol, huge hugs to all who are struggling one way or another, Johanna

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is so cute. Love the New Zealand dies
Pat x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such an exciting journey through New Zealand. What fun! Love the depth and rise of your layers in your designs. Thank you for sharing.

Jean said...

This is just lovely!!

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card!!!
I love everything from the New Zealand collection!!
Thank you for sharing!!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Oh what a lovely card, so pretty and love the colour.

Congrats to all comment winners yesterday.

Pat- all the best for little Sarah tomorrow. I hope
all goes well. hugs to you all x
Lorraine- sending you some special hugs, hope you
not making the bank manger shiver in his chair. Do
tell the truth, how many dies have you bought now x
June- sorry you need another operation, take care x
Elaine- hope Andrew is improving for every day.x
NannaTina- daily hugs to you and Mick x
Tracy- hope you are alright, sending you some hugs x
Wheelybad- hope you feeling fine, Mr T is looking after
you and you have many hugs with Billy, hugs to you x
CraftyNanna- missing you in the cafe' ,come and visit
when you have a minute. Hope your day been good x
Lorraine F- hope your feet are getting better,take care x
ToB, Beth, Rebecca, Jan and anyone else missing, hope
you are ok and be back again.x
Lynne M- you are very much missed by me. Hope Tilly and
Cully are both fine ? x

To all wilsonette's and my friends, have a nice evening.
hugs Maria x

Narrowboat girl said...

This us just lovely Sue. Love the colour, makes me want to eat strawberries & cream

Suebak said...

Absolutely stunning card - For a change I would love to substitute the strawberry pink card for red, use a rose die and make a Christmas card.

Susan x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card. It reminds me of Strawberries and cream!
Pat L, hope all goes well for Sarah tomorrow.
Tina, Elaine and Tracy, sending love.
June, sorry to read your latest news.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love the New Zealand collection. Lovely card

liz spooner said...

Absolutely love these sweetheart flowers they are probably going to be my next purchase.xx

Tressa said...

Greetings from a very wet evening transit of the Kiel Canal where the poor weather has swept across the North Sea from Britain.

Lovely card. I do like this New Zealand background die. Nice colour combinations make this a sharp and stunning card.


ang said...

Fabulous card love the pink and white angxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A truly beautiful card this has to be one of my top ten Sue Wilson cards ever.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty and elegant love the New Zealand dies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Laura O' Connor said...

great card with great dies ,beauty,Laura O

Betty McAlister said...

gorgeous card Sue. Like the strawberry colour with the White, especially on the sweetheart flowers. X

Anne Prescott said...

Lovely pretty card Sue. Anne x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, what a gorgeous card. I haven't been too sure on the main die before but love it here and the coloured card is yum. I still keep forgetting to recess and I love the look so much.
Maria, thanks my feet have settled back to that lower level of pain that I can mostly cope with. Thanks for thinking of me.
I hope little Sarah's op goes well and send hugs for her, her parent's and Grandma too.
June, sorry to hear another 99p is on the cards but I really hope this one goes well.
Laine, Yvonne, Wheely, Lynda, I hope all your health issues are kind to you at the moment.
Jan ili, wow to your bargain. If we are lucky we will get 10% off with coupons here in the UK. Take care hun.
Sending special hugs to all in need.
Love n kisses to everyone else xxx

Eunice said...

Such a lovely card Sue. Love the colors and the way you integrate the die is wonderful.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, made with beautiful dies and beautiful colour card stock.

Love Helen xxx

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. Think I've had the New Zealand die on my wish-list for too long!!
Take care everyone.

sued99 said...

A tour of NZ would be great. I could visit my son and granddaughter. Haven't met her yet!

Vie Carter said...

What a really beautiful card, just love it


Jane Franklin said...

One of my favourite dies and with the colours just lovely. Luv jxxx

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