Tuesday, 7 June 2016

You're My Friend

 Hi bloggers!  I love the colour combo of sky blue, white and black (I probably use it far too often, truth be told!)  Again, I have chosen it using the sky blue as my background colour.  I cut the Ornate Octagon Striplet three times in white and glued the across the card.  Next I used the inner cutting die from the New Zealand Background and cut that shape through the background.  I added mounting foam to the background aperture to raise it for dimension.  Next I cut another aperture out of the centre of the shape from the centre of the card.  I cut the centre from the Wellington die out.  I used the slightly smaller die from the set and cut an aperture out of black card.  I stamped my sentiment on white card and glued it behind the opening in the black card.  I centred that and glued it behind the opening in the centre die cut and then over laid the background aperture over that so you have a recessed view into the centre of the card.  As an accent, I added a couple of flowers made from the Sweetheart flower open petal die.  I seated them around the sentiment and added some Lace edged Leaves in black as accents.  I completed the card with matching matting and layering.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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146 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Another gorgeous card, they brighten my day every day.
Tracey, you will find the strength, you and Dad need this time together.
Elaine, Andrew will have good and bad times after his marathon operation, but there will be more good times each day.
NannaTina, Mick is a marvel, he just tries so hard
Hugs all round

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
I hope you have a great day

Debs Cards xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Beautiful card. Thanks Sue.
D x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colour combination too!

tracy w said...

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

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love that die set.
Thanks for sharing.
Anne M xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Am loving these lacy cards Sue and I too love this blue. Have a great day hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this reads like a beautiful quick card to do.
Take care Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Beautiful colours together,lovely lacy dies. wonderful card.
Jan

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, like colour and the Lacey look. Will have to add this die to my wish list which is getting longer. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the colour combination. Very feminine & lacy. Yvonne xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh how pretty is this, I really like the ornate octagon and it goes well with your choice of colours, always a winner in my book too Sue.

Thinking of you all, Tracey and your Dad, Elaine and Andrew, NannaTina and Mick, as Pam said you will all have good days and bad days but the good will beat the bad so hang in there.

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

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

I really like the way you've made the striplets die look like a background piece here - very effective! I'm a big fan of lace so this design is right up my street :)

Laura K x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for another beautiful card. I love these colours to and also the New Zealand dies.
Love and crafty hugs,
Tina T xxxx

Debra K. said...

Lovely card and clever use of the dies! Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I love the colours in this design and the Ornate Octagon Striplet is a beautiful die.x

Marion Bull said...

Love this, another brilliant striplet card!
Maggie B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love the blue, white & black colour combo and the way your eye is cleverly drawn into the focal element of this card is amazing.
Tracy - I'll be here to listen anytime you need so ramble away. Sending hugs to all. Sue xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the colour combo & such a clever idea to use the striplet as a background

Crafti Moggie said...

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

thank you,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

TDQ Karen said...

Cant go wrong with these colours x

Chris Curry said...

Love the colours, adore the striplet, really like the way you have set everything in layers. Thank you Sue. Xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Well I'm Back From My Holiday, We Had A Tremendous Time And Not Too
Long Before We Return.
I'm Going To Spend Today Catching Up With My Dear Friend's Blog.....
I Love Today's Awesome Card, I Love The Wonderful Colour Palette Of
Blue, Black, And White They Work Exceedingly Well Together The Black Really
Makes It "POP"........
I Love The Tremendous Dies You've Used "The Ornate Octagon" Striplet (I Love Striplets)
"The New Zealand Background" And Cutting Out The Centre Using The Wellington Die
Adding "The Superb Sweet Heart Open Petal Die", With "The Stunning Lace Edged Leaves"
Which I Love So Very Much...
Sue Thank You For The Inspiration, I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Take Great Care
My Dear Friend....
Warmest Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph....

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very Lacey and lovely. I also love blue and white. It's never too much for me!

lilian said...


Hi Sue, I send the the sentiment on this card to you. It's a beautiful card, I love the blue card, it does just the opposite to its name, happy colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

auscrafts said...

Gorgeous card

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I have this striplet on my wish list and as my border die is out of stock I might go for this one as it makes a lovely background, I finally finished daughters card this morning just before she came down stairs cannot believe she is 17.
Mick had another good day with his eating and drinking, managed some bed physio and was sat in a chair for nearly 3 hours, they have measured him for his wheel chair and they are going to be coming round to the house to see what needs doing for him to come home as after 18 weeks he's so fed up of hospital thank you all for your good wishes they mean a lot to us all
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really stunning card, love the inset panel, brilliant idea and layout. Will give it a go. Have a great day. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies are outstanding. Have a great day. Hugs to all that need them. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue you have done it again. I have to add this striplet die to my wish list. Love the look and style of this card .Going to look after our Grandchildren for a few weeks so may not be able to post on blog every day as internet signal not too good but will catch up when we return .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Annie Pennington said...

I love this colour scheme Sue. The striplet looks gorgeous as a background.

Annie P
xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card . love Jean Z xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card today, love the centre element of the card.

Michele

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, with the focal point INSET adding even more interest. And no complaints from this quarter regarding colour scheme :-)

Hugs, Rose

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning card! The background is so pretty and the colours and dies you've used are gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. I am with you about the colour combo. The black just makes everything pop. Your striplet dies are all beautiful, they are all so versatile. Hoping for another sunny day after yesterdays gorgeous day, hope every one is having some nice weather.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a beautiful card I love this die which I am lucky to have, and to use it as a background it looks stunning and I love the colours you have used
KathyB x

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely combination of colour and dies, Sue.
Jan
Northampton

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love tbe Sky blue and the Lacey effect! Beautiful!
Love Marg

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. I love that striplet.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this colour combo, and I love the differing levels, these dies look stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card, I really like the colour way & the striplets
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Never get tired of blue, white and black, Sue - a lovely card, like the inset centre and the pretty black touches.
Sending god wishes to Andrew, Mick and Tracy and her Dad - keep strong, we're with you.
Yvonne G - hello again, missed the banter. Things with the boys any better?
fluffycat - no, not a coincidence! It was a lucky name going spare and needing a new
owner. How's Jay?

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the way you have used your beautiful striplet die as a background, such a clever idea. I just love anything lacy. Thank you for yet another brilliant card and idea. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

nattyboots said...

As you know Sue i sooo love the Striplet dies , this lacey look one is gorgeous making a beautiful card .

Pam and June i phoned the Hospital yesterday morning to ask how Andrew was , the nurse said " he is being washed but i will ask him " she came back chuckling saying " Andrew says to tell you he is living the dream " so that tells me he still has his sense of humer and he was feeling better.
The Nurse says they are going to try to get him walking today .
Take care
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love the striplets.
B xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a clever way of using the striplet as background and then creating the dimension love from Jackie xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another gorgeous striplet card, love the focal centre point.
Lydia
X

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another gorgeous card today, I've noticed most of your cards a blue colours lately. Not that I'm complaining they are wonderful.
I'm off to my regular Tuesday craft class today, a nice relief after a whole day yesterday of babysitting our 2 year old Grandson and 11 month old Granddaughter.
I love looking at your blog, your give me so much inspiration.
Thank you
Maggie

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love this colour combo too :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, wow love the card and no you can use that colour combo any time you like. I hope you are keeping well and enjoyed your birthday the other week. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jane Franklin said...

Love the way you have done the centre and the colour combination. Luv jxxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card just love everything about it. More cards to make this week for family and friend's birthdays.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

hazel young said...

Beautiful card x xhazel

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

A truly stunning card Sue, fabulous X X X

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
The black really pops the card Sue although still not for me but it certainly makes a feature of the sentiment and the gorgeous leaves. I love the lacy leaves dies, they are just so different when making something not traditional, that traditional leaves would look wrong. It is a beautiful card Sue, just not sure about the black for me buy hey i am slowly coming around to black AND i've been using it on some cards that i have made so you are definitely making an impression, lol. Have a great day flower, i hope it is lovely where ever you are today.
Good morning everyone, sorry i can't stay but a certain little party is coming to his granny's today and going out with her to Falkirk because mummy is working, and i know that he is coming in pj's and needing breakfast.
Hugs to Tracy & Dad, Tina & Mick, Elaine & Andrew, i am so sorry flower that i didn't know until yesterday of Andrews fight. You must have thought me so heartless but i'm afraid i was on a right down time and hadn't been on the blog when this all started. I'm glad that hopefully with the chemo just to go now that his poor ravaged body can now recover. I am sending a little prayer up that your beloved son slowly recovers his strength back to health, flower. To all Wilsonettes and honary ones as well i send hugs to all those that need, want or could just do with some,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I never get tired of this colour scheme, it works for so many different things. I love the way you have done the background.

Love Rosemarie x X

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card yet again using one of the striplets. Such a pretty colour.
Love Val in Spain x

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue I love the dies and the colours are beautiful together thank you sue and as the card says lm so glad you are my friend xxxxxxlove always June Horrocks xxxx

Anne said...

These striplets are so versatile, Sue. This looks great.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, adore the colour scheme

Suemac said...

Lovely card

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card
Carol

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card today and using some beautiful dies.
I love this colour scheme too, and judging by the comments, it is a favourite of many Wilsonettes as well as yours!
The lace edged leaves and delicate sweetheart die go so well with your lacy design.
Another sunny day today so hope to finish sorting out my overgrown rockery after my exercise class!!
Lesley S x

SueJ said...

Lovely delicate card Sue, love the sentiment as well.

Aspiring crafter said...

Another beautiful card Sue!
XxxRuth

Alison Thorne said...

I also like this colour combination Sue, and you have produced another gorgeous card using the blue, white and black. Thank you xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

I love this colour combination too.
This is a really pretty card.
Rosemary xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Another gorgeous card I love the lacey look The striplet is very pretty & the layered effect is so effective

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Another gorgeous card I love the lacey look The striplet is very pretty & the layered effect is so effective

Anonymous said...

Great card, love the colour combination. The flowers and leaves make the finished card so stylish. Kind regards Sandra.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a wonderful and delicate card again.
Rolf xxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Really think the 'lacey' look is so very pretty as well as the colour combination

Smiles

June x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning lovely.
There is nothing on this card today that makes me wonder if I like it or not. The colour scheme, design and dies used are just beautiful. I'm sure black is the new white. It's the darker colours now that make the more delicate colours 'pop' instead of white being used as the enhancer. Gorgeous card Sue, gorgeous xx
Welcome home Sam glad you had a wonderful time at your second home. Enjoy the catch up love xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Oh this card is so soothing to look at must be the colour combo. It's very pretty.

I'm not out bed yet but I can hear dad moving around so I guess he's up and around lol

Elaine. I hope ur son continues to do well. I did chuckle at his living the dream sense of humour. Works wonders lol x

Love to everyone as alway. Xx

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue I too love putting black onto a card it makes such a difference and the dies are brilliant.
Big hugs to nanna Tina Mick Tracy and her Dad and anyone else who might need one, nice to see Sam back from her hols and you had a great time.
Love Johanna

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue I too love putting black onto a card it makes such a difference and the dies are brilliant.
Big hugs to nanna Tina Mick Tracy and her Dad and anyone else who might need one, nice to see Sam back from her hols and you had a great time.
Love Johanna

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. As I said yesterday, I think this colour combination always looks so classy. I love the way you have offset the striplet dies to create the background.

Lisbeth

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Another stunningly gorgeous blue colour combo card. Love it. Striplets, sweetheart flowers - yep got those - New Zealand - not got yet. Could I do a variation on a theme with the dies I have - probably but I prefer the option of getting the full New Zealand collection, lol x
Quick update if anyone is interested - boys still not talking. Really starting to annoy me. Both behaving like idiots and being stubborn. Trying to be positive in the hope that it will sort itself (soon I hope), but in the meantime they can carry on throwing their toys out of the pram. It is hard not to get upset but I am trying. Jake is away in Amsterdam this week so George is staying. Slagging off Jake is completely banned x
On a much happier note - I have a brand spanking new washing machine. Samsung could not repair mine and under the terms of the 5 year guarantee it was replaced. My new toy arrived on Saturday and it has been working overtime since then. Weather is playing ball and have had a choc a bloc line of clean laundry since Saturday. My only complaint is that the machine comes with sound effect's which are really annoying. At the end of a cycle it plays a tune - don't worry after careful studying of the instructions I was able to turn the sound off. I did turn it back on briefly on Saturday evening whilst talking to Laine on the phone so she could share my distaste of said tune x
I have tried to have a 'seeing what has been going on session whilst I have been away' session. Not easy when you have the concentration levels of a slug!!!
TRACY - I am sending you the biggest hug my love. Unfortunately we always tend to take things out on those we love so you are going to be on the receiving end of your dad's low mood. You will find the strength, from where - don't know but you will. Ramble away as much as you want. There is no right or wrong way to 'deal' with these things, everyone is so different. Just remember that you must still look after and think about yourself. Lots of love hun x
LORRAINE - sore feet - ouch. A handsome hunk and a foot massage would be the answer I think. Huggles x
NANNA TINA - sending you and Mick love x
JUNE - you sound much perkier than when I was last on the blog x
P - hopefully I am back for a while - banter included x
MARIA - I'm fine - couldn't charge my tablet. Hugs x
LYNDA - hugs back at you x
THERESA - hugs for you as well x
ELAINE - love and hugs x
WHEELY BAD - how you doing hun x
LAINE - look at me on the blog at this ungodly hour!! So impressed with myself at how early I am. Don't think it will be a regular occurrence. Prepare yourself as George has agreed to sort us out on Skype this evening - resistance is futile x
I feel like it is time for bed - being on here this early is a strange experience x
Apologies if I have overlooked anyone x
I hope everyone is blessed with beautiful blue skies and sunshine like me.
Love and happy thoughts to everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Theresa Pace said...

great colour combo. I can see why you are drawn to it, hugs xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Lovely card again today Sue. Love the colour combo too. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Nanny Jo said...

I love the recessed card, Sue....and I love the colour combo!! The touch of black really lifts the card from pretty to stunning! Jo x

Paula said...

What a pretty card Sue! i love the colours, but then I would, and I love the striplet die you've used. Striplets are so handy, you can do so much with them. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So pretty, lacy and delicate. Lovely colours.

Vie Carter said...

Very pretty card Sue

Vie
x

hettygarlick said...

A very pretty card - once again!

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
this is such a lovely card, the striplets dies are certainly versatile.

Love and hugs to Nana Tina and Mick, Tracy and her Dad and Elaine and Andrew.

Love
Meg
xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful. xxx

Suebak said...

The Ornate Octagon Striplet die is lovely. It makes more of an impact when cut in triplet. The sky blue card makes a perfect backdrop to the die.

Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the way you've done this, such a good use of the dies. Xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and so very beautiful Sue

gr karin van eijk

doreenj said...


Love this combination of colours, and th black doesn't make it too sombre.




Doreen x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the card, the colours and the design. I have the cardstock, octagon and lacy leaves but sadly none of the New Zealand collection so am wondering if I can adapt any of the other countries dies to re-create this little beauty.

'P' - Jay is still visiting several times a day for food and cuddles. He gets little of the former but lots and lots of the latter :-)

Thinking of all those unwell/in hospital/recuperating, hope you can enjoy the lovely sunny day.

Frances

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue in that lovely Blue. Think I will have a go at this one a I have the striplet, will have to improvise on the rest though!

Brenda Lello said...

Wow Sue,

I hadn't thought to use the Striplet in this way, it just proves how versatile that is fantastic dies are.

LOVE the card.

Sending big hugs, love Brenda XXX

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Classic looking Card in a great colour combination (don't feel bad, we all have our favourites) using lovely dies. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
gorgeous card, the sky blue is so lovely and with the black contrast WOW ,,
Striplets are lovely and used as a background so effective. Beautiful !
Thank you fluffy cat, things are settling now but some poor families have list so much.
Enjoy your lovely weather, hugs to those suffering, pleased to hear some improvements
Muriel x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Always a winning colour combination Sue and I love the design. I am going to do my best to adapt the design as I only have the striplet in my collection. Eldest daughter has asked for a top up to her box of cards that I made her for Christmas so that gift really did go down well. It's so lovely when our creativity is appreciated.
Tina and Mick, Tracy and Dad and Elaine and Andrew, special hugs and loads of positive vibes en route to you all xxx.
Yvonne, sorry to hear the boy's are still being silly it must be so frustrating for you and something you could well do without out for your well being. Hugs. Enjoy your skyping with our dear Laine.
Norah, I hope you start to feel brighter very soon xxx
Well I did go out last night and coped quite well. I am afraid I did get led into temptation of the SU variety. Very expensive in my opinion though and I do prefer to mostly keep to creative expressions but the demonstrated is a friend and my bestie was going and Hubbard I could have a little spend so it was futile to resist!
Off to town to meet Mum in a mo and then Dr's later. My feet are agony now so I will stay and linger over a cuppa as long as I can.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The octagon striplet makes a lovely background and we all have our favourite go to colours don't we! At the moment I'm on a vintage silver and white combination for my cards

Special hugs as always for Tracy and dad, Nanna Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andrew
Welcome back Yvonne and Sam

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, as always. I love the color combo....every time you use it....I never get tired of it because your use of dies, etc. are always different.

Don't know why, but your posts have gotten sporadic coming to my email....I think it's AOL because my friend says the same things about her emails and she has AOL. Anyway, I just get to you via the internet.

Thanks for another beautiful card.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, with one of my favourite dies. I think your striplet dies are fantastic, so many different variations
Wendyx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! I love the dramatic splash of black against the softer colors!! TFS!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Todays card is gorgeous sue x may have mentioned before I love the blue and white and your touch of black really does make it pop x thankyou sue x
Yvonne great to 'see' you back missed you xxx
Tracy so glad your dads home and feel free to ramble x sending you a big hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card with the combination of elements that you incorporated onto the front layer. I like these colors also. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely again - you are right about the colour combination, it is great.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Ann said...

Hi Sue I have this set of dies so decided to give it a go............ I also had some spray glue which Ive seen you use many times and boy what a mess I got into!! My hands got covered in it and its taken me over an hour to strip the glue off my hands and the striplets have still not stuck to the blue card!! Think I will stick with the wet glue on the back of my hand in future and throw the spray glue out. Love the design and the dies too have used them many times. Hopefully I'll get this piece useable by tomorrow??!!

terrie said...

beautiful card...the color combo is perfect...well done and tfs

gailgale said...

I love this card and I just bought this die!!!
I'm so excited to try it. I love how you did the drop and it matches the lace.
Thank you Sue for all your hard work.

gailgale said...

It would be great to have a video on this one!!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A short note today - beautiful card , lovely colours, clever use of the dies! I will be trying this one .
Love to all! Myra xxx

Susan White said...

So pretty Sue - like a piece of Wedgewood. X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Like the effect on this one, very unusual and like the previous post Wedgewood does spring to mind....

DeeDee7770 said...

Another lovely card Sue. I agree withSusan and Deb, Wedgewood! I love the octagonal die as a background. Lots of depth to this card. Have a great day Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What's not to love about this card especially as you have used the sweetheart flowers and lacy leaves. They are at the top of my want list. Elaine so pleased your son is brighter today.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Don't apologise for using these colours they are lovely together and this is such a delicate pretty card. Love this striplet, I might have to find this:) happy birthday, rather belated I'm afar aid, I missed the grand event but I know you were having a meal out this week, so enjoy your extended celebrations. Take care
Love Diane G xxx
Elaine, I had to chuckle at your sons sense of humour, he sounds like he's doing well xx
Tracey sending hugs to you and dad, look after yourself, you are still recovering and need to be kind to yourself whilst taking care of dad, hard I know xxx
Nana Tina happy birthday to your daughter, what a positive step for you all that they are talking about mick coming home xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love this blue card and used with the fabulous striplet, it makes a gorgeous card.
Tina...Mick is sure to come on in leaps and bounds when he gets home. There's no place like it!! Happy birthday to your daughter. It's my daughters birthday today too!
Hugs all round.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THAT POPS VERY NICELY
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Tkat W said...

gorgeous card! love the details!

Theresa said...

Hi sue and all your crafty crew
Oh my I do love the colour combo you used here and no you don't use it to much as far as I am co corned lol
You have provided us with a wonderful card and one I intend to mimic if you don't mind that is
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. The black certainly makes it pop.

I noticed a comment above about the difficulty of using spray glue without getting it all over oneself. I have just started to use it and find that it is easiest to spray ithe die cut piece in a box (or a washing up bowl) and then pick it up with tweezers. I picked that tip of from somewhere and it works for me.

Watching the black clouds building up from the south and the first rain drops coming - wonderf if we are going to get the storms and rain that have not long flooded Bedford, the weather forecast mentioned they were spreading up the A1/M1!!!!

Teresa

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love everything about today's card.
Love to all,
Maureen xxx

liz spooner said...

I also like this colour combination Sue, blue is my favourite colour and I do try to use other colours.XX

Virginia Davey said...

Striplets look really lovely done this way. Lovely card again Sue

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful work Sue!! Love the ornate octogan striplet!! The lacy edge leaves look like tatted leaves!! Gorgeous!! The colors are so soft and pleasing!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the colour combination too. I really must have a go at recessing the focal element as it looks great.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a great card....I love the background design....its striking!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

nannapat said...

Such a pretty card Sue and a lovely colour. Pat x

Jackie Meechan said...

Haven't commented for a week or so but this card is gorgeous
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

DeCor said...

Love this card today. Like how you layered the inside to m as match background.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I love this card it is gorgeous !!! I can't believe that I actually have all the dies you have used so I just have to try making my own version of this card !!! I have never made a card like this before where you make the background first then cut out a shape to make an apperture. The colours you have used are lovely. Your flowers and leaves are fab Sue, just the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I think this is the first time I've seen just the open petalled sweetheart flowers used on their own and they look so so pretty

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Just love the colours you've put together for your beautiful cad. Gorgeous. X

Laura O' Connor said...

great card love the blue with the white ,Laura O

Eunice said...

Love the card, the colors are great together. Love the looks of this card!!!!

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Fiona Mcneil said...

Lovely card but isn't that the rococostriplet xxx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful design. Love the striplet background.
Nanna Tina, so good to hear such encouraging news of Mick.
Take care everyone.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love the way you lay out your cards, they always look so fabulous and beautiful and this one is no exeption.
Just really love the detail and the lovely colour.

Sandra Leahy said...

Hi sue the card is fantastic as usual, but the striplet die used looks more like the Rocco rather than the octagon, or are these just very similar

julie laz said...

Lovely, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx