Friday, 17 June 2016

Thinking Of You

 Hi bloggers!  I started today's card by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Bed of Roes embossing folder.  I cut two Australian Borders and glued them to the top and bottom edges of the embossed piece.  I matted that piece with Iris card.  For the focal element, I cut the Sydney die twice out of white card, one of them was backed with Iris card and they were mounted in a crisscross fashion with the solid Iris die cut on top.  I cut the Hamilton die in white, backed in white then cut the centre out of it.  I mounted foam pieces on the back of the frame.  Next I stamped my sentiment (from the clear stamp set by Creative Expressions called Delightful Sentiments) and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, then glittered it with Diamond Snow and centred the frame over it.  I mounted it in the centre of the card then added some white flatback pearls as accents.  The card was completed with my usual white pierced mat, iris mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  9 1/2" in size.
 All for now, Sue x

                                                     Follow my blog with Bloglovin


Pam said...

Love this gorgeous card.
Steph and Andy, hope you had a wonderful anniversary yesterday, Steph, I'm sure he has never regretted turning up on that day, metal addiction or not. He obviously thinks you are a keeper too.
Thank you again ladies for your kind words, Sandy, it is 5 yrs since my 2nd bout of pneumonia, the CT scan showed Bronchiectasis caused by the pneumonia damage.
Tina, I'm so glad our words help you. I know it's a worry about Mick but he is doing better at home and will continue to do so.
Daily hugs to all, including Tracey and dad.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Fabulous card. Thanks Sue
D x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card today, love it, I realised the other day I didn't have the Sydney die so ordered it and it arrived yesterday, looks like I will be playing over the weekend.

Hugs to everyone who is suffering you all know who I mean

Sorry must rush got a big day today

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An elegant card. I love the Bed of Roses embossing folder.
B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Very pretty card.Love the Iris colour you have used today.
Enjoy your week-end.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, the iris colour is so pretty and love your Australian dies (but don't have any). Always like the touch of sparkle!
Nanna Tina, what worries - hope the scan helps and Mick goes from strength to strength now he's home.
Wheely - already in the fan club! Have a great day out. Thanks for pointer to Tina E.
Tracy and all - hugs.

'P' in Wales

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today, I love the colour combination. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue.Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. JJxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd Xx

tracy w said...

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

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card, beautiful colourway, need to get the Sydney die!!!! Will put a few hints out as it is my birthday next month.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous stunning and beautiful colours, love this card Sue, thanks for sharing. I still cannot do a straight line when I prick so am so so glad to have your noble squares and rectangles so thanks for them too. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a really pretty card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Perfect Sue, just perfect. It's such a pretty card with the effect of delicate lace top and bottom. I don't have any of the dies shown today but they will be on Andy's list at some point today. I was spoilt with Maggie, Laced edged leaves and Rhodes yesterday, I'm so lucky to have such an understanding husband as far as addiction is concerned lol and one to care and be at my side regardless of all the health issues he's had to watch me go through ! If only marriages were as strong these days it's far to easy to give up rather than work through problems ! Anyway, thanks Pam and thank you to you ladies that sent us best wishes yesterday, kind words cost nothing and even more appreciated when you don't know each other xx

Thank you Sue for a beautiful start to my day, and I return my appreciation to you with hugs ☺ xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love how you've added the borders top and bottom.
Belated anniversary wishes to Steph and Andy. Special thoughts and wishes to all in pain or suffering, hugs to all. Sue xxx

Alison Thorne said...

So so pretty today Sue. Love the lace effect, the embosing folder and the colour. All in all really gorgeous. Thank you x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love everything about it. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card, soft and subtle colours, which suit the sentiment. Love it all. Bx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very very lovely.

Narrowboat girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue. I love the Australian collection, they are just so lacy

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty card and lovely colours, great for lots of occasions x

Crafti Moggie said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the colours, shapes and design are fab,

thank you.

The sun is shining so hoping for a less wet day today, it has been torrenting down here in South Staffordshire since Monday so we must be due for some sun today!

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Chris Curry said...

A very pretty lacy looking card Sue. Love the colours. Thank you. Xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous! I love the border die. It looks so pretty and lacy. Thank you for sharing.
Pam...thank you so much for your reply. My CT scan also showed bronchiecstasis. I'm having some lung function tests next week to check on progress. I hope you continue to improve.
Have a great day everyone.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love those dies they are stunning. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely classic blue and white card, the borders stand out so well, still have to get the Hamilton die but waiting on the new Christmas collection first, just soooo many choices
Muriel x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A stunning card, love the beautiful iris colour!x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a truly pretty card, I love the blue and white combination.
Hugs x
Heather T

hazel young said...

Stunning card always love this colour card stock x xhazel

auscrafts said...

Very pretty card,lovely colour combination

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I do love these colours it reminds me so much of the Wedgewood Collection my late Mum had. Not got these dies, but could improvise. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie x X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card and colour combo... the Sydney die is one of my (admittedly many) favourites.
Hugs, Rose

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today Sue! I do love the iris card, it's such a pretty colour. Debra x

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card in a gorgeous colour way - I love the Sydney die :)

Laura K x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning card, love everything you have done on this one.
Patricia x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card , do pretty.


Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue fabulous card, just love everything about it, from its construction with the dies and embossing folder to its colour combination.

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Like the design Sue and the colours you've used. I'll have to give the idea a go with the dies I have.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card, I love the white and iris colour combination and the border die is so pretty.
Thanks for sharing,

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love all the Dies on this card, I don't have any of them, only the E/Folder of course!
The Iris is beautiful too, sets the card off nicely!
Love Marg

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the iris card is a wonderful colour and the central topper is just right for the size of card I prefer to make, love from Jackie xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours. Oh dear! more dies for my never ending list I don't have any of the ones used today.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow a beautiful card today, I love it.
I need to get making some cards for Birthdays coming up in the family..
Thanks for sharing

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card today, love the lacy borders and don't the Sydney and Hamilton dies work beautifully together, I need them both...


hettygarlick said...


Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, great work X X X

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today. love it!
Anne M xxx

Suemac said...


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card ,i love everything about it .
Take Care
Big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card & colour
Thank you
Karen M

carol quinn said...

Stunning card

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card this morning. I love the lacy Australian border.
Lesley S x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so beautiful, that border is stunning

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card this morning, Love the colour choice and those gorgeous diecuts. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the dies used.

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card, love the lacey effect on the iris blue card. Really must get some of your card. Pleased to see you have some 2hour slots on HOCHANDA coming up - can't wait. Thank you Sue for all your lovely inspiration.

A belated happy anniversary to Steph (missed yesterday's blog), it sounds as if you have a lovely understanding husband - who feeds your addiction! Lol!

Pleased to hear Mick is home Tina, just make sure you don't over do it!

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue This card is beautiful I love the lacey borders &the central dies the iris colour is gorgeous too

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh yes, truly beautiful
Doreen R

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue This card is beautiful I love the lacey borders &the central dies the iris colour is gorgeous too

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love the lacey borders, gorgeous blue

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card and the border die is one of my favourites.
Rolf xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the lace effect on this card.
Rosemary xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card today, I love the way you have added the borders to the embossed card, the lace effect is gorgeous. The Iris card is a lovely colour and really makes the lace stand out.

Tracy - missing you and hope that you and your dad are ok.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So very lacy, delicate and pretty. I love it.

jenny Briggs said...

Morning sue
A very preety card love the colour combination trying to do this comment with a wriggling granddaughter on my lap who I looked after last night

doreenj said...

Love the colours and the lacy look too!!

Doreen x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
"Thinking Of You"
Today's Card Is Exceedingly Very Beautiful, I Love The Fabulous
Colour Pallette White/Iris Foundation Card.
I Truly Love The Tremendous "Bed Of Roses" Embossing Folder I Love The
Stunning Detail That Comes Through.
I Love All The Superb Dies You've Used The Sydney, The Hamilton Dies,
I Love The Sentiment From The Delightful Sentiment Collection From Creative Expression.
Adding A Touch Of Diamond Snow And Flat Back Pearls.
Sue Your Card Today Is Just So Very Pretty, Opulent, And Exquisite I Just Love It So Very Much.
Sue As Always Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Blog Inspires Me Daily I Can't Begin To
Tell You How Much I Appreciate Your Tremendous Blog, Your A True First Class Artist....
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All Wilsonettes"
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph I'm Thrilled You Enjoyed Your Wedding Anniversary Also Andy Buying You Some Fantastic Dies, "The Maggie, The FabulousLace Edged Leaves Which Is Beautiful, Also The Rhodes I Must Admit I'd Love The Maggie Die After Seeing Sue Make So Many Truly Tremendous Awesome Cards Using The Maggie Die.........

Paula said...

Oh yes, I love this card and it's easy enough for me to make! Plus it's my favourite colours too, what more could a girl want to make her happy? :) Thank you Sue.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Kate's Cards said...

Very grand!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today and it's good to see the bed of roses again, we know it's a favourite:) . The border looks gorgeous alongside the embossing. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Nana Tina sending hugs to you and Micky, just being at home will be a benefit to you both xxx
Elaine and Andrew Tracey and dad thinking of you and sending hugs. Xxx
June, a big day? Is it something special?. Xxx
I'm very tired, foot sore and aching today, we went to see Coldplay at Wembley stadium last night, fabulous and amazing time, worth all the aches and pains and feeling old!!!

Sue MacFall said...

I love the way you compose these cards, Sue.
Thank you very much.
Sue Mac

Patricia Howarth said...

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

June Horrocks said...

Just stunning sue I love the emmbossing folder and the dies you are one gifted lady
Thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftyJo said...

Oooh, pretty :)

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us. The colour combination is stunning.
Véronique L

Jean said...

So elegant!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue , gorgeous card. Love the dies you have used.I must get the Iris card stock . Gloria ( sidcup )xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the dies and the colour combination, thank you for sharing
Tracy thinking of you as always

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours you have chosen for today's card. Love the way you have used the Sydney die. I haven't really paid too much attention to this die in the past but it looks really stunning used here.


Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely, as ever

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card that reminds me of a clear and bright summer day! I like how you inspire me to think "out-side the box" when it comes to layering bits and pieces to make up a gorgeous card. Thank you for inspiring me.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the color of this card!! Very pretty! TFS!

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the Australian borders!

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful card! Have a good weekend,Micky C x

gailgale said...

So Lovely!!!
I will definitely be trying this card.
So many ways to use your dies.
Thank you so much for giving us all your ideas.

Vie Carter said...

Love this card just beautiful


julie laz said...

Hi sue, just beautiful, I was like wow that's a card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

sued99 said...

Such a pretty card. The iris is a stunning colour.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies and layout plus pretty colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so so pretty and I love your border dies and these are stunning with your choice of colour. Best wishes

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant and a pretty colour contrast.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful card today Sue, love the colour.
Lucky you Stephen, sounds like you have a real keeper there. Happy Anniversary for yesterday.
Fibro fog has hit so I can't remember what else I was going to comment on so apologies.
I have been busy tidying the living room and stressing about the parcels I had to send my son. So no crafting so far but maybe this evening.
Hubby has to go and move more stuff but is currently snoozing.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning once more...

Anne Prescott said...

Lovely, pretty card again Sue. Anne x

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today, love the rich blue colour.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful card. Love the lacy feel to it, and the bed of roses embossing folder and the blue card.

Happy belated Wedding Anniversary wishes Steph, hope you and Andy had a wonderful day.

Love Helen xxx

Virginia Davey said...

Lovely card, like the rich blue card,. The border dies are so very useful.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the iris blue is gorgeous x really really looking forward to your shows coming up sue x
Thinking of all the wilsonettes and their families and sending healing hugs to all that need them x
Theresa w xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card today and a nice BIG one as well :).
I hope everyone is doing well today...Pam, keep getting better and to everyone who needs some love and hugs, I send them to you from down here in Cornwall.
I've spent a few rather damp and very blustery hours in Falmouth today with my sister. Despite having lived down here for almost 6 years, it's only the second time of visiting there. Last time we went on the boat but this time we went by bus...very exciting when the trees kept bashing the roof of the double decker lol. It was good fun though and we warmed up with a nice pasty. I think I need a relaxing day in the craft room when sis goes home on Monday...I'm getting withdrawal symptoms as I've not been able to do anyhting while she's been's nice to have her hear though and the break may well get my mojo working again :)
Bejay xx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Love the colour and how dainty it looks
Karen xx

Suebak said...


Susan x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours you have used.

liz spooner said...

This card is gorgeous Sue, love it.xx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Don't have any of the dies yet, but perhaps birthday money can be well spent.


Laura O' Connor said...

great card love this embossing folder and the dies are stunning ,Laura O

karenlotty said...

Very pretty. I love the colours and how you've backed one of the dies with wisteria card. I don't have this set but I'm going to route around my collection and seen what I can substitute!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I'm rather late and it means a rather brief comment! Sorry have not been ble to read the comments! Beautiful card!
Thank you . Love Myra x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card...dies used are gorgeous!'

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love your chosen colours to brighten the day. X

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

So pretty! It looks like crochet lace so I love it. Have a great weekend Sue xxx

Special hugs for those who are very poorly xxx

Billy sends his waggy-est tails and fluffy paw hugs to Lynda, Maria, P and all the other lovely ladies who ask after him. Hugs from me too of course x

Been raining like mad here today, Mr's work got flooded so he texted to make sure we were OK. Billy had the good sense to get outside and back in before it all started!

I'm off to bed now, will be back soon. Hope I'm not laying in bed humming Alice Cooper tunes and can get to sleep. Hugs to all of you with loads extra for those who need them. Have a brilliant weekend all of you,

T x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Today's card is again just perfect
Your inspirational work in both design of the dies and in the way you use them
Thanks for that Sue
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Sandy H said...

Pretty card. Don't have any of the dies you've used, sadly.
Take care everyone.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I don't have any of the dies or the folder but the folder could be the next one to get but I do have other dies that could work.
Very restless night for Mick he couldn't get comfy but did settle about 3am and is now fast asleep so hoping for a better day, thank you all for all your kind words
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to you all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I don't have any of the dies or the folder but the folder could be the next one to get but I do have other dies that could work.
Very restless night for Mick he couldn't get comfy but did settle about 3am and is now fast asleep so hoping for a better day, thank you all for all your kind words
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to you all
Love Tina xxxx

Eunice said...

Such an elegant card Sue, love the color and die combinations!!!

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card today
thanks for sharing with us
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card! The colour really makes your dies sing.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely gorgeous, i love the edging detail and well i love all
of it.
Another beautiful colour combo too.