Sunday, 24 July 2016

Another Year

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card is a really simple one that I thought would be a nice make for a man in more suitable colours.  Don't you think?  I started with a piece of sky blue card and cut the decorative die from the Bruges set in the very centre of it.  I backed it with milk card then added the inside cutting die to cut an aperture out of both pieces.  I added mounting foam to it to raise it.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card and centred it in the aperture and attached it.  I cut four of the Belgian borders in milk card using the decorative die and the outer cutting edge.  Two were backed in milk card and the other two were backed in sky blue card.  I placed one of each colour together with the straight edges touching and added them to both sides of the card.  I cut a length of cream double pearls strips down the centre and ran then down the middles of both border sections.  I completed the card with a milk mat that was paper pierced, a thin sky blue mat and another milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Clare Powell!!!
Barbara V!!!
Jess Watson!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x





                                                          Follow my blog with Bloglovin


113 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, perfect for male cards
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Tracey, there is no manual on how to deal with grief, we get through as best we can. You have come through the hardest parts, now your mind and body need time to heal and only you can decide the time for that. It must be comforting to know your dad was loved by so many people, his customers will miss him too.
Elaine, I'm so glad that Andrew had a good time, he is doing so much better now, thank heavens.
Tina, Mick must feel so much more comfortable after his beauty treatments and his little food treats, it would be so much better if the weather around your house cooled for him.
Hugs to all especially missing friends

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Very pretty card in blue and white, yes, definitely could be used for those difficult male cards we need at times.
Congratulations to the comment game winners,
Hope everyone is having a good weekend,
hugs
Muriel x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the card, yes I can imagine it in different colours for a man.Great sentiment.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Like the double border on this card Sue. Congratulations to comment winners JJxx

Sunset Bay said...

Lovely card again, Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a gorgeous card for anyone, even a man, ha ha, no really this can be adapted to suit a man anytime, the sentiment is so nice too.

I love reading your comments in the beginning Pam, you are nearly always the first person to comment every day and I can see quick updates on all the people who are upper most in our thoughts. Thank you for this, and I totally agree with everything you have said.

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

Jan.moogie said...

Clever use of the different colors with these border dies Sue and they make quite a statement going to have a go myself, lovely. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Great card and as you say very good for men. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful and delicate card.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card with some lovely coloured card stock, clean and fresh looking. As you said a nice one for the guys by just changing the card stock. A lovely sentiment on this one, i dont have this stamp set so must have a look for it. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

DOREEN j said...



Congrats to all the winners!!

This is a very useful card for all occasions,





DOREEN x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue , and yes perfect for a man if you did it in different colours. Black and light grey could look good ? Thank you. Xx

Jane Franklin said...

A cheery card and I like the use of the borders. I don't have this die but I might try one I have and see how it comes out.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy. Luv jxxx

Debra K. said...

Pretty card!
Congratulations to all the winners today! Debra x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

This is certainly worth Sunday smiles Sue, its so fresh looking, in fact its so delicate in this colour combo my craftless mound of grey sludge wont allow me to see it in any form of masculine mix n match colours, maybe later when I've had a few more looks ! I think I can see maybe a couple of tweaks to make it less feminine like the pearls and back the side borders to match so it looks more 💪 than 🌹 but then what do I know ?!! I just play with fingers crossed and hope it ends up worth keeping rather than starting a fresh. But I know I will see something similar to your sample which will make me see this sweet little card turn into something more 'butch' lol.
I shall send my congrats to the 3 winners today and hope you enjoy your gift.
Have a lovely day Sue whatever your plans are xxx

tracy w said...

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

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card today
The colours are so pretty
Pat x

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card and lovely sentiment. Congratulations to todays winners.
Marion S x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the design and the dies are amazing. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Tina T said...

Good sunny morning Sue and crafters all
Beautiful card, lovely colours and fantastic dies.
Congratulations to all the comment winners
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T 😎🌞💐

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, beautiful blue.
Congratulations to all the winners x

hettygarlick said...

Lovely, and yes it would make a card for a man too.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely card and the design you have used and the pearls really set it off, congratulations to the winners of this weeks comments. KathyB x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- your dies never fail to make beautiful cards and today's card would be lovely in any colour. Love the addition of the pearls. Congratulations to all the winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Rose in Chester said...

Lovely card Sue, would lso be stunning in black and gold I think. Will have to give it a go.

Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and can see it in more masculine colours too. Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prizes
Sending caring hugs to Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheelybad, thinking of you all xxxx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Sue, such a lovely blue and the borders look so different with the white and blue backings.
Well done to the three comment winners.
Yes, totally agree with June - thanks again Pam, your words perfect. Are your health problems resolved now, do hope so.
So hugs to all. Tracy - onwards and upwards!

'P' in Wales

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care all Kitty.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I love how you've done the border strips.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A pretty card. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

nattyboots said...

Another beautiful card Sue , congrats to your lucky winners.
Take care all
Big Hugs.
Elaine H X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another great card and super sentiment for all. I particularly love the border die.
Congratulations to the comment winners.x

Dragonsnap2 said...

I love this colourway and this card is beautiful. Thanks Sue.
Congratulations to the wingers.
D x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

karenlotty said...

Lovely card today

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue, great colour as usual.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & yes it would suit a man in various colour ways. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is very pretty, love the two tone borders. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great Sunday everyone. Bx

Hilary Bunker said...

Good morning sue, What a lovely card to go with yet another beautifull day. The sun is shinning and brightening the day. As does seeing your wonderfull cards and reading all the crafters comments. Congratulations to all the winners this morning. Hope everybody has a wonderfull day. love Hilary

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue this is a pretty card .Thank you .Congrats to all the winners .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the sentiment and yes, this would work for both male and female cards - I'm really liking the look of the Bruges die cut directly into the cardstock as an insert, very pretty...

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners!...

Izzy

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Blue with Milk card .
Congrats to all the winners!
Love Marg

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Pretty card and yes you could do it for a man in different colours.
I'm busy with a bit of mixed media art at the moment for the kids aniversary.
Love it!
Anne M xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Like this style Sue.
Jan
Northampton

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, and yes can see it in other colours.
Well done to the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the milk and blue card, but could see it in other colours as well. I don't have all the dies but I can improvise .

Love Rosemarie X X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, another beautiful colour combo and a really fabulous card design. hugs Shirleyxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Very pretty card, love the dies you have used :))
Congrats to the winners of this week's Comment Game!

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card. Congrats to the winners.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love this colour. Congrats to the winners

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the colour of the sky blue card x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely dies you have used and colours. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue and yes I can see it as a male card with different colours congrats to the winners
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card and I love the colours
Hope you all have a good day
Sharon
XXX

carol quinn said...

Nice to have male cards......they are so awkward !!
Beautiful card
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the sky blue.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

Pussycats said...

Stunning card , as always you have a great eye for colour and detail. congrats to winners. Wendy

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card, love the colours. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Pretty! xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it´s very beautiful
Gr Karin

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This is a really simple card which could be ade using many border dies
Congratulations to the winners
Margaret xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love the sentiment on such a beautiful card today sue x the colours are gorgeous together and would look great in navy and white for the ' awkward ones ' x
Congratulations to the winners and sorry I forgot to congratulate rosie yesterday x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a nice card using beautiful dies. I don't have OCD but I know I would have to make it with the mats and layers the same depth as the borders then for me it would be a lovely card :-)

Raining again here so I have my fingers crossed that it is dry at Old Trafford then I can settle down to some serious crafting whilst listening to the Test Match. Hope everyone has a lovely day.

Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Frances

Tressa said...

I like this card a lot especially in these colours. I can appreciate that some may want to use different colours for a man's card though. The design is great. What I shame I don't have any of these dies ........ some improvisation is needed me thinks!!!

Teresa

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love todays card, as you say quite suitable for a male card with a few tweeks.
I am one of today's winners!!, thank you and congratulations to the other two.
It is very wet here today but my day has certainly brightened up.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Annie Pennington said...

Really pretty card Sue. I think it would also work for male cards if I use navy or dark green. I will have to try it out with some of my gemini dies.

I'm having to sit with feet elevated today, I have cellulitis again in my legs. It's such a nuisance when it prevents me from playing in the craft room.

Annie P
xxxx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Perfect for any occasion. X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very pretty card lovely.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Poppyfield Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Pretty card today

Congratulations to all the comment winners

June x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
I Don't Know About A Man's Card But Today's Card Is So Very Beautiful
Fresh And Clean, Why Spoil It For A Man Card Lol!!!!
Can't You Tell I Don't Make Many Men Cards I Haven't Any Mojo When It Comes
To Men's Cards I've Tried A Few..... Without Success!!!
But I Love Today's Card Possibly For A Friend I Love The Very Stunning Colour Combination
"The Milk And The Very Beautiful Sky Blue Card" I Love The Use Of The Dies "The Bruges Set"
Also "The Very Beautiful Belgian Borders" I Love The Pearls I Always Purchase The Double Strips
Then They Can Be Made Into Single Strips..
I Love "The Fabulous Sentiment"
Well Sue My Wonderful Friend, Once Again Thank You For Sharing This Superb Card Also Explaining
So Very Well How You Made It.
I'm In Total Awe Of You, I Love Your Blog, You Inspire Me Daily, I Appreciate Everthing You Do.
Take Great Care My Wonderful Friend Sue
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Of Course Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love To You All From Sam xxx

Hugs To All Willsonettes Well I've Been Up All Night My Neighbours Are On Holiday And There Alarm Has Been Going None Stop We Have A Key For Emergencies We've Tried To Stop It Without Success We've Waited Until This Morning To Telephone Them On Holiday But Everything They Have Told Us To Do Isn't Working, We're Waiting For Someone To Check It Out, I've Got Constant Buzzing In My Ears I Was Led To Believe Alarms Went Off After A While Then Started Up Again Then Stopped, Well This Has Been Going None Stop...
"Huge Hugs To Steph Take Great Care"
Congratulations To This Weeks Very Lucky Comment Gift Winners Enjoy Your Gift.....

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card Sue and in such a gorgeous shade of blue. I love the foundations card in these soft colours along with the pale blush and the soft mint. What a gorgeous card to give to someone special that could really do with a better year ahead than the year they maybe have had. Thank you Sue for a beautiful piece of art work inspiration and for picking a beautiful person in my life to win one of this weeks comment quests.
Jess, my beautiful friend i am so very very pleased to see your name up there this morning, well done my lovely friend and enjoy when your prize arrives.
Well done also to the other two ladies that won this week as well, it always gives a lift to see peoples names up as winners.
Well my hills are finally showing but only just as the clouds enjoy a relaxing time lying about on top of them and are taking their own sweet time at moving themselves across the sky. Well after my marathon yesterday of everything that i did in the house i am going to sit today and recover. Poor O.H. worked hard at cutting our postage stamp size grass with the electric lawnmower yesterday as he had been working all week, huh! His sum and substance to his work in the house this weekend started and ended with the grass that is about 18ftx18ft while i did the dishes, the kitchen, the washings, the hangings and bringing in, the hoovering and the bathrooms so i am going to have a very lazy day as my body is pleading with me no more please. I hope that wherever you are, you are having a lovely day with hugs going to Tracy & her family,Tina, Claire & family, Elaine & Andrew, Wheely & Mr W.(i hope somethinig comes along soon for Mr.W), and all my lovely Wilsonettes that need, want or could do with hugs, they are yours
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (GLenochil)

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Lovely card this morning
Congrats to the winners x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I'm late again leaving my comments ( not well)
Beautiful beautiful cards as always, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Just got back from taking the cat to the cattery as tomorrow I am off to Berlin for a week. A splendid card for today's post and you are right, it would work equally well for a man's card.

Lisbeth

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card and I can see it being very effective in lots of colour ways. B

Paula said...

A very pretty card Sue, and you are right, it would make a great man's card in more suitable colours. Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Clare W said...

GA Sue. Lovely card. Later than usual today as had IT issues. Hopefully all fixed now!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Very pretty card today, gorgeous colours together. Yes, it could easily be adapted for a mans card too.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Love Helen xxx

Susan White said...

Really nice card, and I like how you have repeated the border but backed it with different colours. Congrats to this week's comment game winners, Susan x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, had posted earlier but seems to have gone west.
Very pretty card, love the colours.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very lovely card, loving the borders, a bit like spiderwebs.
Congratulations to the comment Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suebak said...

Lovely sentiment. Sky blue card is so fresh.

Susan x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I like the clean simplicity and colour, as you say would make a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Clare Powell, Barbara V and Jess Watson.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to this week's comment winners!!
I agree that his would make a great man card! You could also do it in browns or grays to make it even more manly! TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful details on this pretty card! Love the pearl accents! Congrats to the winners!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Another beautiful card from you Sue.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I am definitely running out of ways to express the beauty of your cards 😊 X X X

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Once again the card is beautiful and I'm left without words to describe it! How do you do it? I'm in awe of your talent!
Congratulations to this week's winners , particularly my friend Jess! A very deserving winner!
Frances - the cricket has been so good up until rain stopped play! We may be alone in the appreciation of this wonderful game! Ha ha!
Love to all going through difficult times.
Love Myra x

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful card. Love the way you have done the borders. Very pretty colours.

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely colours.xx

Vie Carter said...

Pretty card, lovely cololur

Vie

x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I need to use my border dies more, love the blue
Congratulations to the winners of the comment game
Still been very warm here, Mick managing to eat weetabix and muller rice, his carers all commenting on how good he looks after his beauty treatments, thank you all for you words and wishes
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card for a man and I love the sky blue. Keep up the great work Sue and gang!

Lori from Canada

Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, with such beautiful detail on it.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue today's card is beautiful I love the colour combo so pretty
A very elegant card
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy you have done so well sorting your Dads flat out
I know you have most of his things at your house but that can be done as& when.
There are no books to say how long to greave but it will get easier in time.
I'm thinking of you all the time my dear friend. Love Lynda xx

Wheelybad sending your daily Hug's & cuddles for Billy wishing you well love Lynda xx

Elaine pleasedAndrew Had a good time & eating better. Sending HUg's your way.xx

TIna hope Mike feels better after his beautiy treetment & keeping cool if he can. Sending you bot Hug's xx

Congratulations to the comment game winners.

Jean Bullock said...

Very happy to pin this card to my Sue board. It's gorgeous!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used, really classy.

Congratulations to today's winners.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, I can see it in the lovely ginger colour for a man. It's a lovely sentiment too. Thank you for sharing. I've just spent the day helping out at a local girl guide event teaching the girls to knit. It was a good day, hard work but very rewarding although I needed the cup of tea and large glass of wine when I got home!! Congratulations to all the lucky winners, especial my lovely friend Jess.
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mick Elaine and Andrew and Tracey xxxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card today Sue, lovely colours shapes and design,

thank you,

Congratulations to the blog winners,

Pearl xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Wasn't yesterday's card super, the ivory and gold combination was top notch. I loved it.
Today's card is pretty and very versatile.
Congratulations to this week's winners.
Tracy, well done on your difficult task. Take your time and allow yourself to just be iykwim, hugs.
Wheely, sorry you are having such a rotten time but at least your Dr was nice and good to look at xxx
Tina, glad to hear Mick is a bit brighter, those catheters can be really problematic at times.
Well I had an afternoon out yesterday, first we went to Evesham and had a look around and a spot of lunch. There is a very nice craft shop there but I was good and only spent a£1. Then we wanted to go on a boat trip but couldn't find where it was so instead we went to Worcester. I knew where to find the boat as we went there for my Mum and Dad's Diamond Anniversary. Which was three years ago this week. It brought back good memories but of course they are bittersweet when you only have the memories. By this time though I was shattered. My friend invited us round for a barbecue but I just couldn't. We came home, I had a bite to eat and then slept the rest of the evening.
Today I had to completely clean the fridge out as I had missed a bit of the escaping cream which caused a bit of a long. Then I scrubbed the bathroom. I hurt my side at some point and as it's the side I lie on it's not the best. Still not got to my craft table.
Special hugs to my blog buddies and of course Sue xxx
Wishing good things to all xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,well done to this weeks winners,Laura O

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue, congratulations to the comment game winners. X

ursula said...

This is such a great card, love how you created the borders...very versatile card, just depends on the embellishment ....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card which could be easily be adapted to a male card using different colours and leaving out the pretty pearls.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Sam, I hope that pesky alarm is quiet tonight so you can get some sleep.
Take care everyone.

auscrafts said...

Pretty card lovely colours

gailgale said...

Lovely way to match the dies.
Beautiful card!

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card and I like your suggestion that it would be good for a male card with a change of colour. I think I'll try it with a coffee and cream colour scheme. thanks for another great idea.

Best Wishes
Elaine Ann

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry not commented, but been too ill,
just want you to no I always go back and look at your art work,
I love all your cards and I copy most of them lol,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx