Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Happy Birthday To You

Hi bloggers!  Today's card is a bit of a different use of the Shadow Box dies, but it just shows you what versatility they have!  I started with the background and cut the Happy Birthday triple line die three times, lining it up directly underneath each time I cut it.  Also, using wax paper really helps with this die so you don't stretch the card when removing the die.  Once cut, I sprayed the back with permanent spray adhesive and added it to a piece of wisteria card to show through it.  I trimmed it with a small border around it and matted it on black card.  Next I cut the Happy Birthday Shadow Box frame out of coconut white card.  I decided to use only a few of the cubbie cubes so I trimmed the largest one away and two of the smaller boxes.  I added a piece of acetate to the backs of both pieces, then mounting foam to raise them.    I placed the larger box in the upper corner and the two smaller boxes in the lower right.  I cut out the Happy Birthday to you sentiment twice, once in Iris card and one in black.  I offset them with the black acting as a shadow and then added it to the acetate in the larger box so it looks like it is floating.  I did the same thing with the present and party hat and glued them into the two smaller boxes. In the lower corner, I added a couple of poppies cut out of iris card and used a thin black marker to add the embossing lines to them.  I seated them on a black jute twine bow and added olive branches cut out of black card.  I completed the card with white, iris and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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137 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, love it. Love the blue poppies too
Lorraine, I'm so sorry to read about your friend, you are right, Cancer is so cruel.
Tracey, what a lovely thing to spread your dads ashes in different places, though he will always be with you.
Elaine, I'm happy that you enjoyed your break and actually slept, do you think your neighbour peeked into our blog, lol.
Hope Andrew gets his iron level up, his wife is trying so hard bless her.
Tina, it would be great if Mick could get some fresh air and sit in the garden with you.
Pat, I'm so glad Sarah had a lovely girlies day.
Hugs to all.

auscrafts said...

Love this especially the blue poppies

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,do love those blue poppies.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Stunning card. I've just ordered the Birthday shadow box die so will have to have a go when it arrives. Your dies are so versatile Sue. Thank you.
D x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, stunning absolutely stunning, I saw you on Hochanda the other day doing this with the wax paper and the wording, it was so interesting to see it done on TV, I only wished that Virgin Media would take Hochanda on, they would benefit from it so much, I think Sky is the biggest but Virgin is the next largest before BT so look at the audience they would cover. Anyway I digress, sorry, rant over. It really is a beautiful card.

Just thought I would mention too that John did a fantastic job yesterday covering for you during those 2 hours, the goodies that were on offer were great but the samples and demo's amazing, loved it and I am going to watch it again in a minute and hopefully can record it on my phone from the PC screen...........see there are ways of getting round these things.

Not sure what has happened with everyone so I will just say hugs to everyone who needs one.

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

Jan.moogie said...

Now that is an original and unusual use of the shadow box die and I really like it as it is totally different, WOW. Thanks for sharing Sue, hugs xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue especially the blue poppies. JJxx

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card and those poppies are gorgeous Marion S x

Marion Bull said...

Beautiful card, what a brilliant use of the dies. You have such brilliant ideas Sue. Happy day everyone.
Maggie B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a beautiful blue and white card, the shadow box dies have proven their versatility here and the blue poppy is fabulous.
Some of my dies from your last release arrived today, I can't wait to play
Hugs
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue,
Great background using the words Happy Birthday. The shadow box die is unusual but you always find more ways to use your dies, this is gorgeous card.Thanks for your ideas.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a beautiful card Thank you.
I must try to catch up with John's shows.
It looks like a lot of Wilsonettes are having a tough time.
We are to at the moment some day's I am a little late coming on line.
My best wishes go to you all.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all
Beautiful card Sue, love the blue poppies!!
I have not got any shadow box dies yet, they are on my must have list.
Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the 'happy birthday' background and those lovely flowers!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another of your beautiful cards. WOW what a great idea to use the shadow box dies. I have just recieved my birthday, wedding and christmas shadow box dies and they are gorgeous. So this card is going to help me to get started with some ideas on how to use these wonderful dies. Thank you for all your ideas and inspiration. You are a very talented lady.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great card, I love the background and your use of part of the shadow box die. You really do inspire us
Pat x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fabulous card, love everything about it but especially the blue poppies.
Lynda and Lorraine - so sorry for your recent losses, friends are always with us in our hearts. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love how you mix & match your dies beautifully. The versatility you get with cutting into them. I love your poppies & in the blue they are truly stunning. Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really incredible card, love this Happy Birthday die, and this has just inspired me for some cards I need to make. Have a great day. Bx

Debra K. said...

Fantastic card design today Sue! Didn't think I wanted the shadow box die but this card has made me think again. Fabulous card combination of colours too. Debra x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
The shadow box dies are a must have, loving your blue Poppies too.

Pam,,,, Andrew felt good yesterday ,the best so far so everything is crossed it will continue .
Haha my neighbour may have peeked into our blog because another quiet night for me , shh.

Take care everyone Big Hugs
Elaine H X

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. This is so cute and so pretty and yet again the shadow box die can be used in so many ways - this is why we love your dies.
Hope you have a great day and can find time to make the most of the fine weather (it won't last long) !!!
Sending hugs as usual xxx

Anonymous said...

Clever card, Sue, like the floating elements in the sections of the shadow box, also of course the lovely floral embellishment. The poppies have arrived!
Lorraine F - sympathy on the loss of your friend, cancer such a cruel disease.
Lynda - so very sorry that you have lost your treasured Annie, know how you are feeling.
Tracy, hope the flat clearing goes okay - a difficult job. Had to do it when my Mum came to live with us when she could no longer cope. She'd been there (house) all her life - at that point 90 years, and her mother before her. You can imagine.... and she just turned her back on everything so we had to decide what to bring (including six dolls houses!) and the rest went via a house clearance firm. It was awful. Keep the treasures and the memories. Great what you have decided re your Dad's ashes.
Elaine - hope the cat problems are solved now.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card! What a clever use of the shadow box die. (Still hoping you will do a square one!) The poppies look stunning in this colour.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone. Keep cool!
Hugs.

hazel young said...

Stunning card love the design and colours xx hazel

Linda Graham said...

You make your dies with so many uses which is great,love all the idea`s you come up with Sue,lovely card,thank you,Linda x

hettygarlick said...

What a beautiful card. I love the "floating" effect with the acetate. I tried that last year on a Christmas card and was so pleased with it.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous card, I just think the whole composition is brilliant, and it si so nice to see different ways to use the Shadow Box.
Wendyx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love how you've used the acetate. Will try that but not day as it's gona be even hotter than yday! I am preparing to melt later!!! I hate the heat. Iced towels are at the ready for later.they are wonderful. For other heat hating Wilsonettes take small hand towel, wet it and ring it out well. Fold it up and put in a plastic bag and seal it. Pop in freezer. When frozen remove from bag and place on head, found neck, legs, arms etc. They re bliss when your suffering with the heat. I even take them go!fing on hot days! Stay cool all

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. I have the poppy dies they make such beautiful flowers. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
What a great card. Love it!
Anne M xxx

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Well its another glorious sunny day
Gorgeous card have just order the birthday shadow box so cant wait for it to arrive
love the poppies I think that might be the next to order
Have a lovely day all
Sharon
xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, absolutely love this one& apart from the poppy dies I have everything to re-create this beautiful card.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. The blue poppies look great.
B xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
That is such a clever way to use the Shadow Box, I would never had thought of that!
I love the Happy Birthday Font and have cut it in several colours just right for other cards I make, thank you Sue!
Don't have the Poppies YET!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and what a clever use of the Happy Birthday die. The colours are gorgeous.
BarbaraV

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, so different yet so pretty.
Love Val in Spainx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I like how you have used the shadow box dies. Thank you. Xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. Yesterday, I was watching the shows I recorded and loved the demo with the shadow box die set. I love the way that you can use the inner dies separately.

I've recently been making shadow boxes with heavy weight cardstock and they're a right pain to do. All the scoring confuses me LOL.

I think the dies will have to go to the top of my wish list after watching your demo.

Annie P
xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, looks good very clever idea. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a clever use of these brilliant dies. Really love the floating happy birthday and the poppies are stunning. Thank you for yet more amazing ideas. Have recorded John's shows and look forward to watching them today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, great card, love those flowers,
Would be good for male cards without the flower.
Think I might have to get this die.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anne said...

I love the Poppy dies, Sue. They are so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Ohhhhhhhhh !! I really like this, and the flowers are gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love these shadow boxes and the flowers are beautiful

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today I love it.
Thanks for sharing with us
Maggie

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love the blue poppies and how you've used happy birthday die as the background.
Jan
Northampton

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card. Love the colours and how you've made the happy birthday background.
Love yo all, Alison xx

carol quinn said...

Wow wow wow
Love it
Carol

sandy acland said...

A very different but still beautiful card.

sandy (tort)

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue when I first saw the shadow box I though great for weddings .Now I can see it's versatility thanks you Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Yet another gorgeous card you are spoiling us. The whisteria card is such a pretty colour and these poppies are amazing cut out of it. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Elaine I'm glad you had a good nights sleep again xxx
Hugs to Tina Mick and Andrew and special hugs to Tracey xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, thanks for showing more samples using the shadow box dies. The poppies are so pretty.
Lydia
X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a really lovely use of the shadow box. I can see it will be a very useful addition, and cover a lot of occasions.

Love Rosemarie X X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

r said...

Wow Sue, that is SO clever, I wouldn't have thought of it until you mentioned it on your show. And this particular cut is absolutely brilliant.
I'm really looking forward to using my shadow box die.
Thank you Sue, for sharing.
oh, did I say - this card is gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Bente Sørflaten said...

A super cute card, Sue!
What a great way to use the Shadow Box dies :))
Beautiful colours, too :))

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely use of the shadoworld box die love the colours you are using

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Love that triple line HB background, gives the design a very modern and unisex feel and it's just perfect for mounting the floating shadow boxes...great card!...

Izzy

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and what a brilliant way to use the shadow box die, beautiful colour!
Hugs x
Heather T

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card Sue, the shadow box is so versatile isn't it, must add it to my wishlist,

thank you,

Pearl xx

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is stunning I love it the die is brill and the poppies I use this die so much the colour of these are in my garden now
Thank you sue have s lovely day xxxxxx love June Horrocks xxxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Stunning card Sue, love that strip birthday die X X X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Nice to see a different use of your shadow box dies. Love your poppy bouquet.
SueL x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x the shadow box dies are just so versatile and I love how you have used it on your card x thankyou so much sue for your inspiration x
Sending huge hugs to all the wilsonettes x
Theresa w xxx

SueJ said...

This is such a lovely card Sue, I love the dies used and the way you have put it together.
The poppy dies are so versatile, I have just ordered a set.
Stay cool everyone.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, gorgeous card this morning love how youve used these shadow box dies and I love the design of it to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours of the card today but the best thing about it is the triple line die because when you use this on the background you don't always have to worry too much about adding a sentiment on the card. Great idea.

Lisbeth

Pussycats said...

Morning sue , another stunning card. Thank you for more inspiration on using the shadow box and now I am just going to have to get these poppies die.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card for us today. Love the poppies.
At last the sun has finally arrived here, it is a lovely day.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love what you have done with the shadow box die .... a really different card design.
Rosemary xx

Robin said...

Great another idea for using the shadow boxes.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card in beautiful colours with lovely flowers, what more could we ask for!! One of the reasons I love your blog, videos and shows is that I always learn something and in future I will be using wax paper when cutting this die

Tracy sending you a big comforting hug, you have a few tough days ahead
Caring hugs to Wheelybad, Nanna Tina and Elaine and anyone else who needs one. Lynda so sorry you had to say farewell to your wee dog xxxx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Haven't as yet bought a shadow box set but this card has convinced me
I should --- another beautiful card Sue

joyceone said...

Hi Sue, Freat card. Really unusual but stunning. Might just have to get the shadow box die now.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card and the wisteria and iris card go so well together. You never fail to amaze me with your imagination and the adaptability of your dies.

Lorraine - my condolences for the loss of your friend.

Lynda - so sorry to read that your darling little Annie has lost her fight. You know you always did the best for her so no reproaches, just happy memories.

Frances

Renate K said...

Hi Sue, I really love this card! It gives me an idea for 'The best wishes' die! Thanks for you explanation! Love from Holland, Renate

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. You come up with new and inspirational ideas for cards using your dies.

Paula said...

A very unusual card Sue, it's lovely, and again you have used one of my favourite colours. I do have a few I know. :) The poppies are lovely, another very useful die, as most of your dies are.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. Take care, Ivy C x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful colour another favourite!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Suebak said...

Inspired :-)

Susan x

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue and thank you for another way of using these dies.
Sue Mac

Sam Smithard said...

To My Dear Special Friend Sue,
Well Sue, I Sound Like A Broken Record But I Can't Help It
As Your Cards Are Just So Extremely Exquisite.
I Love The Beautiful Colour Pallette You've Chosen For Today's Card,
I Love The Beautiful Wisteria Card...
I Really Love How You've Used Some Of Your
Shadow Boxes, I Love The Shadowing On Your Fantastic Sentiment Also
The Very Outstanding Happy Birthday Triple Line Die And
Your Truly Tremendous Poppies "Just Exquisite" Sue Thank You For Sharing Today's
Truly Remarable Card....
Sue You Are A True Artist Your Wonderful Brain Is Full Off Fantastic Surprises For All Off Us...
You Inspire Me Daily And I Can't Tell You How Much I Appreciate All The Outstanding Tips And Techniques You Share.
Take Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Lots Of Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Great Care....

Kate's Cards said...

Very modern. xx

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue, love this card.


Love and hugs
Meg
xxx

sued99 said...

Just stunning. Catching up with the weekend shows as I type!

karenlotty said...

Very pretty Love the black and wisteria together The shadow box and lattice dies are on my wish list

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

What a great way to use the Happy Birthday Shadow Box Die. I love the colours and the Exquisite Poppy dies. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Another stunning card, I love the poppy die it so beautiful and the shadowbox is such a clever addition to our stash.

Thank you for your wonderful inspiration, love and hugs, Brenda XXX

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous fab layout and dies Sue

gr karin van eijk

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card, and the poppies are beautiful. I always catch up with the posts, albeit a few days late sometimes, so don't always leave a comment, but your cards are always so elegant and it's great to see all of the fabulous inspiration.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
I have seen so many cards using the poppy die I have just ordered it ohh and the birthday shadow box stunning just stunning
To be Honest I ordered a few things from a few different places Don't let on will ya lol
Hugs to everyone that may need one and from reading the blog there are a few
Love and best wishes
Theresa G xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card!
Have two of the shadow boxes so can mix it up with all the dies.

gailgale said...

Wonderful birthday card!!!

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! I am really excited to get the Shadowbox dies!! They are going to be so fun to create with!! TFS!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Showing us more versatility with the Shadowbox die set. Great idea! I like the "floating" look, too.

Jean Bullock said...

How delightful. I love that triple Happy Birthday die and also the Happy Birthday to You sentiment die. I pinned to my Sue board of course.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Love the shadow boxes as well as the wisteria coloured card

June x

ursula said...

What a brilliant idea, excellent idea for those dreaded men's cards, must order this shadow box die set, never thought about this idea till seeing this card....thanks Sue.....luv Ursula xxy

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card today, colours stunning and think your shadow box elements are brilliant.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely, different, card today.
Doreen R

Eunice said...

Really enjoy your card today Sue, the different use of the Shadow Box die is quite unique!!!!

CraftyJo said...

So lovely :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Great design!!!

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card, clever use of the die's love the blue Poppy's
Best wishes
Karen M

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card! I don't have any of the " box " design cards as I actually didn't think I would use them but I do like what you have done today very much.
Love to everyone on this very hot day!
Shhh! Elaine , we will keep quiet! Great news!
Lynda - so very sorry to read about Annie! She was a much loved doggie! Take care!
Lots of love Tracy! Take care and don't overdo things.
Love to all, Myra x

pippajb said...

Yet another beautiful card ..... lady your costing me a fortune I just can't help buy your dies its an addiction !! But I love them all.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I have the die in the background and the shadow box die and awaiting the poppy delivery so you have given me an idea for a friend's birthday
Mick not been good today it's been far too hot for him he has slept most of the day as he said he feels yucky we have door open, ceiling fan going and a stand fan and he still cannot cope with the heat
Thank you all for your kind words and wishes
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I have the die in the background and the shadow box die and awaiting the poppy delivery so you have given me an idea for a friend's birthday
Mick not been good today it's been far too hot for him he has slept most of the day as he said he feels yucky we have door open, ceiling fan going and a stand fan and he still cannot cope with the heat
Thank you all for your kind words and wishes
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

liz spooner said...

I love these shadow box style dies.xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card. Great dies.

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the wilsonettes,
Oh what a lovely card Sue that could be even for those pesky people that also need a card or two. I don't have any of todays dies but it doesn't stop me from admiring from a far. The colours are good together and with the hint of black just giving it that bit of pop, lovely.
Oh well i don't know where ever you all are today but up here at the Ochil Hills we have had a glorious day where the heat has been sweltering, who needs abroad when you sometimes get this lovely weather on our beautiful doorstep, or at least mine is with my bonnie hills in front of me each day. I have had Harry the monster this morning before nursery, so we have been out on the swing with our hats on and sun cream although the white look didn't last for long as it melted in to his skin within 5 minutes of it going on but at least i know he was well protected even if his mother did think i had went over the top slightly, although you would think she would know better as i used to do the same to her and Rory and then let the sun try it's hardest to get through the snowman look. Thank goodness for nursery as he is trying to run before we can let go off granny's fingers, but i don't think it is going to be that much longer until he realises that he's actually walking by himself and doesn't need me any more. He was sharing in his Uncle Rory's blueberry muffin milkshake this morning and some of Tia's icecream mousses after that. Tia gave him such a look as if to say "that's mine you're eating", this is of course after she has eaten her own one. So fridge stocked up with milk again, icecream in the freezer and fresh bread and a salad for tonights dinner.
Poor Mick Tina, as it's hard enough when you're moving around to keep cool but when you're that bit hampered and are sort of stuck in the one place you feel as if you will need peeled off the seat and with the weather being hot, it won't do much for Mick's appetite either and just when you thought you were on the winning side for a change. I hope that he has a better day tomorrow flower, maybe try cooling down in a shower it might just help that wee bit or get him a basin of cold water and a face cloth to cool him down a bit. I'm sending down some jet stream hugs so they should get to him nice and cool for that hug. x
Lynda, i'm sorry you have lost your little "girl" Annie, Bambi will miss her so much as well. You have done all you could for her and it was just her time to go but that doesn't help you much i know, so i send some hugs down your way flower just to let y ou know i'm thinking of you.
Elaine, i promise not to say a word to upstairs but i'm so glad that you have been given two disturb free nights as it should be. It's nice to hear that Andrew has been oh so much better feeling as he could be doing with some of that too.
Lorraine, sending hugs down to you with my thoughts and prayers flower, i'm sorry to read about the passing off your friend but that cruel disease as no thought for anyone young or old.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This card is simply sublime, I absolutely love the design and fantastic dies used to create it. I particularly love the background concept with the triple happy birthday die repeatedly cut before being covered in vellum. The wisteria card gives just enough emphasis to the lettering without it overpowering the foreground. Great usage of the shadow box die, really shows it's versatility and ability to create a totally different look. The poppy dies are surely a must have for any crafter interested in creating their own floral embellishments, they are stunning in the wisteria colour and really pop from the card. I am so excited to have all these dies and will definitely "borrow" your idea so Thankyou for the opportunity to look a far better card maker than I probably am:-)
Like most of the country it's been sweltering in Stirling today, I bravely...or foolishly....attempted to sunbathe but had to give up after a couple of hours of sweating profusely.....which i never do...and retreat back inside the house. 28 C is a tad too hot so I really feel for those further south who had to tolerate much higher temperatures....in saying that, I'd much rather have the sun and heat as opposed to the rain:-) Not good weather for our furry four paws, haven't seen Darcey barely all day and no doubt the dirty stop out will expect to stay outside all night too! Back to normality tomorrow seemingly, ie rain:-(
Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about Annie but what you did for her was kinder in the long run because she was clearly struggling. It's so hard for us to part with our babies, my heart goes out to you, try to focus on all the years of love and companionship she gave you, it may help with her loss. Sending comforting hugsxxxx
Tracy, thinking of you as you have the hard task of going through your Dads belongings. I still find it hard looking at anything associated with my Dad so goodness knows how you must be feeling sweetie, it's the hardest part of losing someone we love. Sending comforting hugs to you and your sister tooxxx
Tina, hope the heat breaks soon so that Mick can feel more comfortable again.
Pat, how lovely that you got the chance to spoil Sarah with her other gran, she deserves it after the upheaval of the past couple of months. Glad you had a nice time.
Yvonne, don't know if you'll manage to read this at some point but hope you enjoy your pre birthday treat tonight, a visit to the theatre sounds almost civilised for you:-)
Cuddles to all my blog buddies, hope you're enjoying the sunshine and find a bit of shadexxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Anonymous said...

I just want to tell you that you are my idol to "die" for!! I love, love, love your dies, and I want them all! I do have so many of them, and I want to tell you that you are hazardous to the pocketbook health!! I am amazed and in awe of your talent of making your cards and creating your dies!! I check your blog daily and just love your creativity, I don't know how you do it!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!! Joleen

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue i love the way you have used both dies especially the
parts of the shadow box die.
I am waiting for mine to arrive and i know i will get a lot of use from them now i have seen this card.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card so pretty. Think that these shadow bow dies would be so useful for

scrapbooking memory books etc.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful card. colour combo is ace, hugs xx

Jean said...

Love how you used this die!

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & friends
I love this beautiful card the shadow box die is so versatile I love that about your dies.
The colour card is so pretty both the dies are on my list of must have.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

I would like to thank P in Wales Pat L Fluffycat Myra & Norah for all your
kind comments & Hug's they are all appreciated & means a lot thanks.

Tracy sending you lots of love & (((((((Hug's)))))for you & your family xxxx

Wheelybad Hug's & cuddles for Billy love Lynda xxx

Elaine glad you enjoyed you break & had a good sleep. Andrew's wife is doing a great job Hug's for you all.xx

Tina hope Mike is ok in this hot weather sending cooling Hugs xx

Yvonne hope you enjoyed yourself at the theatre for your pre birthday treat.Birthday Hug.xx

Plenty of Hug's if anyone would like one or two help yourself.love Lynda xxxxx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, it's great to see the shadow box die being used in a different way as it's on my wishlist, lovely card.x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. beautful card using just a part of your shadow box die. Very versatile as always. X

Laura O' Connor said...

very nice card ,cool background ,Laura O

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, love the shadow box effect.
Di B x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have one of the shadow box dies so might be able to copy this card. Thank you for sharing Sue.

Sandy H said...

Lovely design showing the versatility of the Shadow Box die.
Not been able to comment for a few days as I'm having connection problems.
Take care everyone.

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely use of the shadoworld box die love the colours you are using

Vie Carter said...

I like these box cards, very effective

Vie
x

gailgale said...

Great card!!!
I absolutely love this Happy Birthday die!!!!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Beautiful card. The shadow box sets are my next purchase when I get funding lol.

Lorraine. So sorry to hear about ur friend. I too had the rarer one it's called triple negative. And I hope it doesn't come back!

Lynda so sorry to hear about ur fur baby Annie. It's sad when they have to go sending u cuddles.

Love to all xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card but it's too late for my birthday that was on Saturday :) :)
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. I like the versatility if the shadow box die. Great for men's cards too.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

julie laz said...

Beautiful, lovely card sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

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