Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello bloggers!  A triple panel card using a milk and sky blue card combo for today's offering.  I started by embossing the background using the Regal Checkerboard embossing folder.  I cut it into three equal panels and matted them with a thin sky blue card mat, then onto a larger milk and sky blue mat.  Next I cut the Bern die three times out of milk card.  I backed two of them with sky blue card and cut the centres out.  I added mounting foam then attached them to the background slightly overlapping the edges.  I turned that last die cut horizontally and glued the edges to the other dies.  Next I cut the Swiss Tag in blue and matted it with milk card.  I added it to the centre of the card and stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the tag.  I mounted it in the middle of the tag and added two small poppies on either side.  I made three more larger poppies and added them below the tag with satin ribbon and olive branches as accents.  I completed the card with a pierced milk mat, then a thin sky blue mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  If you would like to be included in the drawing to win this card, you just need to leave a comment on this blogpost.    We will be announcing the winner a bit later than usual as there will be a die launch starting later this week.  The winner of this card will be announced one week from now on Wednesday the 29th.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, very delicate looking
Elaine, how disappointing that Sarah's op didn't go ahead. Of course her safety is paramount but this little girl and her family have been through so much. I hope they have better news for you soon.
Elaine, wonderful that Andrew is home, lots of delicious food for him to build him up, hope his first night in his own bed was a comfortable one.
Tina and Mick, Tracey and Dad, thinking of you.
Hugs to all.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card again. Thanks for sharing Sue.
D x

Teresa c said...

Very pretty card today sue xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Adorable Sue, what more can I say. The colour combo seems so perfect together, there is nothing the milk colour card doesn't go with as a team and it just highlights the beauty of every die. The photo's you've taken show the beauty within this sample but in real life it must be a real WOW.
Looking forward to seeing your amazing samples of the gorgeous festive does, sending you hugs this Wednesday xxx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Sue, love the gentle blue. The triple panels make a lovely background for your Swiss dies.
Will just echo Pam's comments - spot on as ever!
Hugs to all missing friends.

'P' in Wales

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card that anyone would be thrilled to receive. I love your poppy and olive branch dies they are so pretty and finish off your card perfectly. I can't wait to see what you do with your new dies because they look amazing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely details on this beautiful card!

auscrafts said...

another lovely card said...

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

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies can not wait to see your new die realise later this week thank you tracyw x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful 'give away' card today, love the blue, wish our sky was like that lately instead of the incessant greys.

My thoughts and hugs go to:
Elaine and Sarah I know you must have been so disappointed, but these things happen for a reason.
Elaine and Andrew, how lovely to have you both at home together again.
Tina, Mick, Tracey and Dad.
Also to everyone else who is having problems or any sort.

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

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card again Sue in nice soft colours. Looking forward to your samples of the new die launch. JJxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card keeping my fingers crossed for this one.
Nancyd xx

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. Has a wedgewood look about it
Looking forward to seeing your new dies
Karen xx

Sunset Bay said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love waking each morning to your beautiful creations xxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous and striking card, love the layout and colour combo, very classy. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Another beautiful card today Sue someone will be lucky to win such a gem. So looking forward to the Christmas die launch.
Thanks Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and whilst I only have the embossing folder you've sparked an idea for me to use some of your Spanish collection. Looking forward to seeing your cards from your new collection, I've had a sneaky peek and I know that they are all going to be "must haves".
Pat - I'm sorry that Sarah's op did not go ahead, I hope they can find a safe way to get her the surgery she needs.
Elaine - delighted for you that Andrew is home, I'm sure that sleeping in his own bed and lots of tlc from you will make him feel better. Hugs to all, especially Tracy, Melody, Molly and anyone who needs one. Sue xx

T Simmons said...

You make the most beautiful cards Sue! Thank you for sharing your talent.

T Simmons said...

You make the most beautiful cards Sue! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Marion Scott said...

Such a pretty card, love the poppy flowers. Looking forward to the release of your festive dies and your samples.

hazel young said...

Pretty card xx hazel

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A lovely card Sue I am looking forward to your launch to see what creations you have made with your new festive dies xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. The sky blue and white look so clean and crisp together, very pretty. SueL x

Alison Thorne said...

Lovely card Sue - I really like the three panels - much more interesting than just matting and layering a full panel xx

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

A gorgeous card again today, lovely colours. I do have this embossing folder, but sadly have not made a card with it yet. I'll have to remedy that soon I think.

Looking forward to your latest die launch and seeing your fantastic samples.

Love Helen. Xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card. Anyone would be pleased to receive this one.
Anne M xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the embossed background. Thanks for sharing. so glad to hear that Andrew is home. He is sure to improve quickly now.
Have a great day everyone.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely card. Bring on the blogathon!

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely card. Bring on the blogathon!

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely card. Bring on the blogathon!

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely card. Bring on the blogathon!

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautifully detailed card, love everything about it.
Thanks for sharing,

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card with lots of lovely details.x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the colours and the dies are amazing. I am looking forward to seeing your new dies. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-love everything about it!


Unknown said...

Great card today Sue! Debra x

JAO said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and everyone
Another stunning card these give me so much inspiration every day
have a good day everyone xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
What a fab card! Love the intricacy of the Bern die and how you have constructed the card, look forward to seeing your new dies, I am sure they will be fab, 😊 ots of love Jennifer X X X

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Lucky, lucky winner of this weeks giveaway card. Love the colours, the embossing folder (on to wish list) and the poppy die with the olive branches is perfect.
Wishing everyone a good day
Muriel x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, reminds me of summer days and bringing the hay in (the old fashioned way, not those boring bales we see nowadays).
Hugs, Rose

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card with a very pretty floral element.

Annie Stamps said...

Love the background Sue. The poppies are gorgeous teamed up with the olive branch. Anyone would love to win this card.

Annie P

doreenj said...

Lovely card; love the poppies done in that way,

Doreen x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Fabulous card Sue, I like the embossing folder.

karenlotty said...

Lovely idea to make the embossed card a bit more of a feature Can't wait to see what you show with the festive dies I have my eye on a few and want to see what you do with them because I struggle to think outside the box

Jan.moogie said...

Another gorgeous card Sue amd using one of my favourite embossing folders, love it. Thank you for giving it away good luck to all. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card for the lucky winner, Good Luck everyone.
Andrew had a better night than he did in the Hospital and his appetite is increasing a little , so its onwards and upwards .
Big Hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, lovely colours and great embossing folder. The poppies finish it off beautifully.
B xx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Wow what a stunning card! Absolutely beautiful! Ivy C X

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What an amazing card.....I always love the three panels. OMG Festive launch this week, I cannot wait! For the past two years your festive dies have been used for all my Christmas cards, I love seeing your creations with them. Take Care Love Michelle Stanley

TDQ Karen said...

Beautifulcard lovely colours love the embossing folder background x

Helen Aiken said...

What a beautiful card - the flowers and colours are just gorgeous. Looking forward to the Christmas launch. Take care xx Helen

SueJ said...

A really really lovely card Sue, good luck everyone in the draw.

Looking forward to the die launch, I already have some on pre order.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Love the wy you have created the background for this fabulous card. Whoever wins it is very lucky.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, lovely colours and doesn't the poppy turn into a beautiful flower. It nearly fell into my basket last night when I was ordering a few dies, I had it poised in case I needed to make up the free p&p on the site I was using but a poppy stamp caught my eye and fell in instead! It will have better luck next time I'm sure! I'm looking forward to the festive collection, I've been good and I've not looked yet. Hope you have a lovely day.
Love Diane G xxx

Ps thank you my stamp set arrived yesterday, it's lovely. Xx
Elaine good to hear Andrew had a good nights sleep, my friend swore by rice pudding made with clotted cream when she was trying to build up her husband with high calorie food - she could feel the pounds piling on herself as she sniffed it and it tasted Devine! Xx
Pat I hope Sarah can have her op soon and they find a safe way to do it. Xxx
Hugs for Tracey and dad and Tina and mick xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, a beautiful gift for somebody.
Looking forward to seeing your new festive dies in action.

JennyH said...

This is lovely Sue, the white and pale blue is so pretty : )

Scottydog said...

A very pretty card, I like the way you have cut the background into 3 panels, just makes for a different look which is so easy to achieve. Thank you Sue. Looking forward to the new die launch.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love how you cut into your card & make striplets & then build up your dies on top. Wow your poppy flowers are beautiful. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card this morning!
I love the three panel background and the pretty spray of poppies and olive branches.
Lesley S

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

A lovely card full of interest and lots of pretty detail - this would stun someone who'd never recieved a handmade card before wouldn't it!...

Looking forward to the die launch - I've been sooo good and not peeked on any websites...


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card - love it! Looking forward to seeing your creations with the new dies :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty card and lovely colour. Good luck with the die launch - not that you will need it!! Love from Jackie xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow this card is stunning, I do love the way you cut into the die cuts and make them different. The colours you have used also are lovely.
I am so excited for your new die launch, and am itching to see what you have created with them.
As always you will prove me wrong with the ones I am not sure of. Wish I could buy them all but have to be good.
Thanks for all the inspiration you give me.

hollyberry said...

Elegant and very beautiful card.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love this card!
Rosemary xx

Chris Curry said...

I like everything about this card, the colours, the background, and I really like the poppies. Thank you Sue. Xx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card today. I do so love that soft blue colour combination and the dies too
Love Rosie....xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a dull Wednesday morning, its even drizzling not much fun. What a gorgeous card and I love how youve put all those layers and those poppies are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty and delicate card and the poppy flowers remind me of crocheting somehow. Love the olive branches and the colour is so soft and tranquil. A definite winner of a card. Best wishes

Anne said...

This colour combination is one of my favourites, Sue. I also love the three panels - so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,So pretty and love the colours. love Jean Zxxxx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Unknown said...

Just stunning sue I love the colours and the dies just beautiful
Thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, lovely flowers

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really beUtiful card today. I just love the flowers. This colour combo really works to make cards look really expensive.

Love Rosemarie x X

SHARICA said...

Love the cols xx awesome card xx

SHARICA said...

Love the cols xx awesome card xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again this colour combination gives a really fresh looking finish
H. Rixon Oxfordshire

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and while I only have the poppy die I'm sure I could use some of your other dies to try something like this. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the new festive season dies
Elaine glad to hear Andrew is home. Sending my caring hugs to Tracy and Nana Tina xx
thank you for all your kind words Will have to wait now for the scans and for the neurologist and the orthopaedic surgeon to decide whether or not Sarah's surgery can go ahead

Hugs and best wishes everyone

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
your card is fantastic and I like the background very much as well.
Rolf xxx

Sparrow said...

Blue and White a personal fave and a triple panel also a fav.

Unknown said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card with lovely colours!
Love that embossing folder you have used :))

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, now today's card I absolutely love, it is so much more 'me' and the type of card I love to make. I don't have many of these dies but I am sure I can adapt some of those I do have. Having just started to make C.......s cards I am really looking forward to your Festive Launch to see what you create with the new dies and also for the inspiration which is, for me, sadly lacking at this time of year, I don't know how you do it every single day.

Pat L - sorry things didn't go to plan yesterday for Sarah, hopefully better news in the next couple of days.


Unknown said...

OMG another stunning card. And I can't wait to see what you can and will do with the new dies.

Unknown said...

OMG another stunning card. And I can't wait to see what you can and will do with the new dies.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card,like the three panels & the whole design reminds me of a dream catcher!!! Brilliant.
Best wishes
Karen M

sandieann21 said...

Hadn't thought about making "striplets" from embossing folders. Not sure why but will now try it. Lovely card, Sue.

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another super treat for us today, blue and white always look to clean together, the poppy flowers are lovely.
Looking forward to your Christmas die release, take care, Jess xxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card in my favourite colours. Love the embossing folder you have used.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. So much intricate lacy detail. Gorgeous flower spray. I love it.

Bejay said...

Morning, Sue,
What a beautiful card!! It really cheered me up when I saw it as I've been feeling a bit down since my sis went back home on Monday. It hadn't hit me just how much I've been missing her since she moved across to the other side of the country.
I was meant to be going to the cinema this afternoon but as there's a dirty great black cloud hanging right over my house (no, it's not my mood lol)and it looks like it's going to hose it down, I'm going to have to cancel that as there's nothing worse than sitting for two hours in wet clothes is there...I'll wait for the DVD as they seem to come out as soon as the films leave the circuit these days don't they. means that I can maybe try to sort out my craft room, which has been a depositary for all things kitchen since before I started to sure beats gardening any day and who knows...I may even clear it enough to actually get some crafting done as well :)
Happy Wednesday, everyone.
Bejay xx

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue what a lovely give away card .I love the embossing folder and the poppy die is amazing .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Really pretty poppies to finish off a very beautiful card! My favourite colours as well! It ticks every box!
Thank you! I have not been good and have peeked at websites! Really looking forward to seeing what you do with them though. Some very interesting ones.
Sorry about Sarah's op , Pat. However Sarah is in very good hands and I do hope you get some answers in the next day or so.
Miss you Tracy - love to you and Dad!
Love to all who are recovering from surgery . Myra x

hettygarlick said...

What a really lovely card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow, what a stunning card!
Doreen R

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This triptych card is truly gorgeous, the die-cuts are so pretty and the compilation is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Paula said...

This is a wonderful card Sue, I love the colours but then I would, they are my favourites! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

gingernuts said...

Hi Sue. What another delightful card. Would love to win. Looking forward to xmas die
samples. Mavis L x

Betty McAlister said...

Another gorgeous card for your Wednesday give away Sue. Very interesting background using the embossing folder. Very fresh looking with the blue and white too. Lovely X

Unknown said...

Very pretty card today in delightful colours.

in Sheffield

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another lovely card I love anything with flowers, Pat I hope there is better news for Sarah in the next few days.

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Just gorgeous card love the colours

Glenharon said...

Good afternoon Sue and Wilsonettes,
Oh SUe, this is a stunning card, absolutely stunning and what a gorgeous wedding card it would make with that beautiful sky blue. I have been trying to get this colour for months and it is always sold out, i'm not surprised as it does make a stunning card, so very pretty. I don't have any of today's dies but what a stunning combination that they make. Thank you flower for showing such a wonderful piece of inspiration that is just so fantastic, deserves it's WOW status most definitely and it's day of glory.
i will leave you now and try and see you again tomorrow as not a good day today, back to bed for me today. Hugs for all the lovely wilsonettes that need them, want them or could do with them,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil )

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card, I never realised what lovely accents the olive branches make behind the poppies (also very pretty). I have just caught up with all the cards and comments since Saturday. The monochrome one I adored especially. Hope you're OK Sue and enjoying life :-) waggy tails from Billy and hugs from me x

5 days worth of news so I'll try not to hijack the page. In order to do this please forgive me being a bit brief!

Steph, I loved your description of you snipping your dies, sure the result was stunning, hugs x

Maggie, It great that your granddaughter wanted to go to Duxford. Hope she loved it, hugs x

Jan D, I'm insanely jealous of your bargain buy at the weekend! But really really happy for you. Enjoy it and put it to good use, hugs x

Norah and Julie L, belated birthday wishes, hugs x

Elaine, so pleased Andrew is picking up. He will continue to be in my thoughts, hugs x

Nanna Tina, still thinking of you and Mick, hope he's doing as well as he can, hugs x

Tracy, thinking of you, hugs x

Pat, I'm sure GOSH will find the right way to help Sarah. I have it too and I think of her a lot. I will be thinking of her with everything crossed until the op is done, hugs x

Laine, so glad the only presents I get from Billy are his toys! Great news about your heart. Hope you're OK today, hugs x

Yvonne, not heard from you lately, hope you're OK, hugs x

Lorraine F, hope you're ok and the humidity isn't causing you problems. Hugs x

Maria, P and Lynda, Billy sends waggy tails, fluffy cuddles and happy woofs to you all plus a high paw to all the crafty pets, hugs to all of you from me x

Theresa W, Marg hope you're both well, hugs x

Concert was amazing! Dark glasses and acoustic ear plugs did the trick. Ear plugs allowed me to hear each instrument so clearly. I wouldn't have lasted without either. Alice Cooper put on an amazing show. We had a terrific meal beforehand and we ate so much chocolate! We both live pretty clean so when there's a special occasion we like to spoil ourselves! The budget hotel room was ideal for a chair user, the staff were lovely and the cooked breakfast Sunday was fabulous. The train rides were very bumpy indeed so it's taken a toll and a half but the staff at the stations were brilliant, especially one young guy at Liverpool Street who was so helpful I'm writing to his employer to say just how impressed I was with the assistance I got from everyone, especially him. When I go home Mr W had brought Billy to the station to meet me. He was so well behaved and on command put his paws up on my legs to give me a kiss while I fussed him. Mr gave the lead to me and Billy was straight back to being my little helper. Understandable issues since so on bed rest but it was well worth it. We're hoping next time one of our favourite bands tour it's concerts so we can go. Festivals just aren't possible for my situation and my best friend's job (she's a high school teacher).

Not sure how I compressed all that! Sorry it was a long one. Sending hugs and best wishes to all Wilsonettes wherever you are in the world. Extra hugs to anyone who needs them.

T x

Shiela Seymour said...

Gorgeous as always, love the colour x

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Do Hope This Comment Appears As I'm Having Trouble With My IPad
I Love Today's Beautiful Wednesday Giveaway Gift You Are So Extremely Kind To Us
And Good Luck To The Extremely Lucky Winner I'm Sure You'll Enjoy This Stunning Card....
I Love The Soft Colours Chosen The Milk And The Blue Card Also How You've Cut It Into
Three Panels And Matted With The Sky Blue Card.
I Love The Checkerboard Embossing Folder Which You've Used Its Stunning....
I Love How You've Used The Bern Die, And The Very Stunning Poppies...
Yesterday I Passed Two Fields Full Of Exquisite Poppies They Looked Just Beautiful.
Sue Thanks For Sharing.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes

Nana on the Hill said...

Loving the triptic idea, and the embossing folder is one of your most useful ones, set off the die cuts & flowers a treat.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love all the elements used on this card and always like a blue and white combination

June x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning card. Looks like a record of layers that make up this beauty!

barbara macaskill said...

The colors, Olive Branches, flowers and embossing make this an absolutely stunning creation! Would love to add this to my wall of honor so I can drool over it every day!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

Wacki Macky said...

Hi Sue, the card today is fab and the flower ensemble is especially nice,

thank you,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Suebak said...

A lovely regal looking card.

Susan x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue love the card it's stunning I'd love to win it!I'm looking forward to your Christmas die launch

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue love the card it's stunning I'd love to win it!I'm looking forward to your Christmas die launch

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
This card is so lovely!!!
It is so soft and feminine.
Thank you for using the Olive Branch. I have been wondering what they look like up close and the close-up shot showed them off very well.
The embossing folder is one of my favorites. I wish it was in the larger size, but I use it all the time anyway.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.

Jane Franklin said...

This is a beautiful card and loving the colours. Luv jxxx

Nanny Jo said...

So pretty, Sue....soft and feminine and just my style! :) Jo x

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card, so much detail for the eye to take in.
Love the blue and white combo, it always looks so clean and fresh.
The Regal chequerboard EF is perfect for this card. - something else added to my Wish List.
Hope you're having a good day. Love Brenda XXX

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty...

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
A very nice card
Margaret xx

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card!! Love the Bern die cuts! The flowers are gorgeous!!
Moxie Craftie

ursula said...

Oh so pretty...thanks for sharing it with us Sue.....luv Ursula xxxx

LynH said...

SUch a lovely colour combination! Loving the flowers!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colour and the flowers, can't wait till Friday when my pre order of some of your christmas dies will be on their way
Well what a week Mick had an appointment for his PET scan on Monday so transport booked, carers got him into wheelchair ride turned up late then got stuck in traffic got to hospital only to find scanner not working so had a couple of hours to wait for ride home re booked for today was really good left just after 11 and was home 2.15 just need appointment with consultant for results, I have been trying to read the comments and cards from the last week but my phone keeps messing up but heart felt thank you to each and every one of you for all your kind words and thoughts it is an honour and a comfort to have you all as my friends
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to you all
Love Tina xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colour and the flowers, can't wait till Friday when my pre order of some of your christmas dies will be on their way
Well what a week Mick had an appointment for his PET scan on Monday so transport booked, carers got him into wheelchair ride turned up late then got stuck in traffic got to hospital only to find scanner not working so had a couple of hours to wait for ride home re booked for today was really good left just after 11 and was home 2.15 just need appointment with consultant for results, I have been trying to read the comments and cards from the last week but my phone keeps messing up but heart felt thank you to each and every one of you for all your kind words and thoughts it is an honour and a comfort to have you all as my friends
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to you all
Love Tina xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Another great card Sue. I love the way 2 dies become 1, very clever

Anonymous said...

Oh wow XX I thought yesterday's card was gorgeous but today's is even better. I wish I had all the dies to copy this , well I can dream lol xxx love yvonnebennettxxx

Sheila Barns said...

A lovely card with a beautiful colour scheme.

Dawn Holben said...

This is an absolute stunner of a card.
Just love the way the dies work together and the beautiful colour combo.
I really love using that embossing folder too, it is fab for a multitude of cards
including those difficult to do mens cards.

I am really excited about the new launch too and can't wait to see what you are creating for us.

Barbara (C) said...

A lovely delicate colour combination. The dies work really well to show the embossing off. Poppy dies is so versatile too.

Unknown said...

Lovely embossing folder used for the background. Nice colour combination.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, this colour combo really works for this layout.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card and details Sue great design too.

gr karin van eijk

Sherry said...

gorgeous card1 thanks for a chance to win

Diane Lynne Clemen said...

I love the Regal Checkerboard embossing folder and how you cut it into three equal panels for the cards background. It makes the card. Great color combination, too. Another stunner.

Theresa said...

this is such a calm card. i know that sounds strange but it makes me think of a lovely blue sky with fluffy clouds or the foam on the rolling waves, hugs xx

nannapat said...

fabulous card and such a lovely colour. Pat X

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,we are in for a treat later in the week,goodie Christmas dies ,Laura O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Your card is gorgeous !!! I love the colours you have used and the dies look fab !!! I love your Swiss collection. I think the designs are beautiful. I love the background folder you have used to. I have your gorgeous poppy dies and they are fantasic Sue. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card today. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card Sue lovely colour combo & I love those poppies
Love & Hug's Lynda Brockxx

TRACY missing you my friend hope your dad is ok
Hope your alright too & getting some rest & me time.

Love Lynda

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today, gorgeous colours, love the poppies!
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Helen E Jones said...

Hi Sue love this card all the best Helen

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful as ever! The poppies are fabulous- one of my favourite. Really like the embossed background too.
Wheely, so glad you had a great time at the concert xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Unknown said...

This is a really lovely card,Sue.

Sorry I haven't been on here for a while.

I lost Sooty to End stage Renal Failure 29 days ago. She'd been doing so well since the New Year, when we thought we were going to lose her, but started slowing down and not being able to walk so far around the end of April. It didn't occur to me that maybe she needed some more I.V Fluid treatment to flush her kidneys again. (This is what helped her survive at the End of December, when she was so seriously ill. The fluids along with her amazing strength of character and ability to live with Urea, Phosphate and other levels that were completely off the scale !!!
Some of the vets at the Practice hadn't expected her to survive into this year.
Five weeks ago, just before Osian's first birthday on 19th May, Sooty was clearly very ill and Ken (who was home for Osian's birthday ) and I considered her having the I.V Fluids again.
Having had several tearful phone discussions with vet Gemma, who was always so good with Sooty, we decided not to subject her to the treatment which would have meant leaving her at the main veterinary branch for up to 48hrs, where she would have been completely alone during the night.
Gemma thought that this time, given Sooty's recent blood test results, the fluids wouldn't work so well for her and might only give her another month. Hence our heartbraking decision.

Gemma came to the house on May 24th to put Sooty to sleep. She told my mam and I beforehand that becausee of Sooty's Renal Failure, that she might make some strange noises and it might take a little while for the injection to take effect.
I was kneeling down alongside Sooty, her head on my left hand. As soon as the injection was administered I felt her head go down and I knew that she'd gone. Gone to sleep for the very last time.
Sooty was laying in her little bed and Gemma laid a blanket over her, so she just looked as though she was fast asleep.
David my youngest son came over a couple of hours later after he'd arrived home from work and helped lay Sooty to rest in the back garden.(Ken was on his flight back to Dubai).
We laid her to rest curled up in her little bed, and planted a little Salix Flamingo tree above her.
I can't help thinking that I let Sooty down epically. If I'd actually thought to get her the I.V Fluid treatment at the end of April / start of May, then maybe it would have helped her and she'd still be here now...........

Sorry for my epic tale of woe but I felt I needed to share my grief at her loss.

I was very sorry to see several weeks ago that you'd lost your mum, Sue.
Hope you're well.

Hugs and Best Wishes to all,

Angela in S. Wales XX

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card. Thank you for sharing.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card, lovely colour, thank you for sharing
this with us.

Angela- so sorry for your loss of Sooty, remember
he's no longer in any pain and it was nothing you
could have done. Sending you some hugs x
Special wishes to all who are going through some
difficult times.x
Really hope that Sarah's op will go ahead asap, bless
her to have it cancelled again, sending her hugs x
Wheelybad- wonderful you had such a good time, now
rest and get stronger for the next one. Thank you
for Billy's hugs they helped a little because this
day have not been a good one. I'm sending gentle hugs
to all who suffering with any kind of pain and just
wish that summer would turn up and give our body some rest
just for a little while.
Take care everyone, hugs Maria x

Unknown said...

I do love these panel cards,Sue. The symmetry really appeals to me. Thank you for sharing and for your geberosiy in giving away a card each week.


Anonymous said...

Lovely card and colour.
Yvonne N.

Unknown said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the poppies. Anne x

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Eunice said...

A very different card Sue. Quite pretty and very intricate!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. You would think i had known what you where going to post this morning as i have just bought the Bern die as well as the Swiss background die. I fell in love with them as soon as i saw them in the shop lol. I already have the poppy die so i think this is a one i will be trying later today.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the panels and the embossing folder is gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

DeeDee7770 said...

Such a lovely card Sue. The soft blue really brings out the beauty of these dies. I am crazy over your new Christmas dies!

Littlelamb said...

Couldn't get internet yesterday. This is a beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this.

theresa w said...

beautiful card sue x love the colours and the dies look gorgeous x wrote a long post but its disappeared into cyberspace so I guess I have saved you all the boredom !!!
Theresa w x

Jean said...

Gorgeous color and details!

Unknown said...

what a beautiful card, love the design colour and layout - fab


julie laz said...

Wow wow wow I LOVE THIS CARD, ITS MY favourite colour,
I really do want this card sue,
anyway I went out yesterday first time in months,
I went to the range shop and straight to the craft part and there in front of me was sue's dies
and all the creative expressions things I was over the moon, no more p&p to pay for me,
Well I spent most of my birthday money,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a beautiful card I just love everything about it Sue
Hope everyone is well
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

SHARICA said...

Fab card Fab Colours :) love the checkerboard