Monday, 11 July 2016

Just A Note

Hi there!  Just a pretty card for a Monday morning!  I started by cutting four of the Centaurus Tri Gemini die in white.  I used both decorative cutting pieces with the two outer cutting edges each time.  Next I used Iris card and cut four backing pieces, just using the cutting edges that matched the latticed area of the dies.  I glued the in place behind and added mounting foam to the backs of each of them.  I used the centre die from the Antwerp to cut an aperture in a piece of coconut white card.  I added mounting foam to the back of it to raise it, then added it to another piece of white card, creating a recessed centre.  I cut the matching centre die from the Antwerp and recessed it into the aperture.  I added the four Gemini dies around the edge, overlapping the ends of each.  I stamped a sentiment then cut it out with the small oval from the Antwerp set.  I inked it lightly with Dusty Concord before removing it from the die and seated it in the centre of the card on foam.  I added four of the pearl corners in white then finished the card with my usual mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card, just lovely.
Elaine, happy to hear that Andrew is feeling a bit better, and he is eating too, soon have him home at this rate.
Tina, how is Mick, hope all is well.
Laine and Yvonne, you girls are incorrigible.
Hugs to all on this wet miserable morning.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Lovely card to start the week. Gorgeous.
D x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love the card today
Have a great week
Pat x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Lovely card to cheer us up on this wet Monday morning.JJxx

auscrafts said...

lovely card for today

Marion Bull said...

Very pretty and lovely colourway.
Maggie B xx

Jan.moogie said...

These Gemini dies are so versatile and you show them to perfection in this gorgeous card. Have got to get some of these pearl corners too Oh Sue when will the needing ever end ha ha Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx hazel

tracy w said...

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

A really pretty card. Love the colours.
Jan x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely crisp card, lattice always looks so good and backed with that lovely colour - gorgeous !
Still school holidays here, grandchildren going home tomorrow, it will seem so quiet when they leave but then back to the craft room for me
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...
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cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Love the card, love the colours, love the dies used, so I guess I love everything! Lol! I'm doing wedding stationary for a friend and I'm using the pearl corners (the flower ones) they are so pretty.
Hugs x
Heather T

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue from a very wet and miserable Lancashire, but what the heck ay, this gorgeous sample that reminds me of something but don't know what will brighten any dark dank day. As soon as it loaded it had the wow factor.
Have a lovely day whatever your plans xxx

Karen Drew said...

So elegant looking
Karen xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue.

Maria Illsley said...

This card shows off the Gemini die lovely xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful die and the dies are gorgeous very useful.
Nancyd xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, such a lovely filigree card, beautiful colours to. Have a good day all. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful start in an otherwise grey and wet morning. Wish I could stay at home and make a version of this. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card with some pretty colours, love it x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty, lacy card. I love the way the squares on the pearl corners mirror the lattice on the die. It really ties all the elements together. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs all round.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love how this die looks so lacy. I love thw whole thing it is beautiful.
Anne m xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so pretty .love Jean Z xxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous layers and details on this beautiful card!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely Lacy card Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

Debra K. said...

Lovely card for a Monday morning! Debra x

Alison Thorne said...

Another winner Sue - love it x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. I do love lattice.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card to brighten a dull morning , i love the lattice and colours you have used.
Take care all and big hugs.
Elaine H X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A fabulous design, I particularly love the Centaurus Tri Gemini die! This will be a definite addition to my ever growing wishlist.x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A great card for a Monday morning. I love those little pearl corners. They just finish the card perfectly.

Love Rosemarie X X

Rachel Taylor said...

Very pretty ,you could have a load of these made and just add the sentiment as necessary .have a good week everyone x

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card today.
Have a great day

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, clean & crisp looking.


Crafti Moggie said...

Such a lovely card today Sue, love the way you have used the Gemini dies, makes such a difference,

thank you,

Pearl xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, great card, love those pearl corners.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty card with a lovely shape for the main element. Clever use of the dies to create it.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, love these dies and the effect really is amazing, those pearl corners are something else and really do finish the card off a treat.

Thank you for replying to my email yesterday Sue, I am looking forward to the video coming out.

As always my thoughts are with anyone who has problems or is suffering in some form or another, Elaine, Andrew, Tina Mick, Tracey and her family.

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card
B xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Like the way you have used the Gemini die to create the frame :))

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card, and has convinced me that I NEED this gemini die, too.
Like June said, those pearl corners are something else, just charming.
Hugs, Rose

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful card to start the week off!! Love it, Ivy C x

Joan Penney said...

Once again a lovely card, you really inspire me to have a go.

Chris Curry said...

What a pretty card, and the pearl corners finish it perfectly. Thank you Sue. Xx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

carol quinn said...

Wow stunning card

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely frame that Centaurus die makes, especially backed with a rich colour as you've used here - love the pearl corners and the bling you've added behind the sentiment...


Val Jones said...

Beautiful Sue, love everything about it.
Love Val in Spain x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, was not sure how the die would work, but wow its beautiful and now very much on my wish list.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, the Centaurus die makes a beautiful frame & those pearl corners. A beautiful shaped card which is very frilly & feminine looking just love it. Yvonne xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow I haven't had my fix in a week gosh I have missed coming by to see your daily card I have had no internet for a week but I am back now.
Todays card is so very pretty thanks for sharing with us
Hugs Sarah xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love it :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, this certainly has it all, love it

SueJ said...

A gorgeous die Sue, and a beautiful card.

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Love the Gemini dies, so versatile! I love that your dies are not one dimensional and can be used in so may ways. Thank you Sue x x x

June Horrocks said...

This card is beautiful sue the dies are lovely and the colours brightens up this awful miserable weather thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I'm always amazed that after all these years you still produce a different card every day!
Thank you for your inspiration!
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That is a very pretty card

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Craftychris said...

Beautiful! I am loving those little pearl corners! xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is really a pretty card I do like the Gemini dies
KathyB x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a pretty card indeed. The Centaurus Tri Gemini die is lovely and backing part of it with a strong colour really shows the beauty of it.


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue this card is very pretty I love the way you've used the Centaurus die to make a frame the lattice work on it backed by that gorgeous iris colour is beautiful

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue this card is very pretty I love the way you've used the Centaurus die to make a frame the lattice work on it backed by that gorgeous iris colour is beautiful

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, wow what a beautiful card this morning, love how youve layed out the diecuts and the colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Wow this is stunning Sue. Until I saw the close up photo I thought the lacy part of the Gemini die was a separate die!
This set definitely on my wish list, there is so much you can do with them. x

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all you crafty crew
What a very pretty card for this wet Monday morning
It is a tonic I love the dies used may be I might just need them. Lol
Helen from yesterday who asked I I was at the same show as he in Doncaster
Yep guilty in fact I went both days but only stayed a couple of hours yesterday
Next time I will ask if any Wilsonetts are attending and we could meet up for a cuppa and a chat
Hugs to all that may need one
Love Theresa G xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the Gemini die. Looks so different.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous design and card Sue.

gr karin van eijk

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card.
Beverley W

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Must add this die to my wish list, love the colour and yes those pearl corners are lovely, altogether a beautiful card.
As always sending caring hugs to Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheelybad. Maureen I do hope everything is ok with you, haven't seen you here for a while

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Sparrow said...

Lovely card and I have all the bits to make it or something very similar!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and so much intricate detail with your dies. I love it.

scrAPpamondo said...

So fresh and pretty card with the four Centaurus Tri Gemini die, love it!

Anonymous said...

As you say Sue a gorgeous card to start this miserable Monday morning (here in Cumbria).
VC Cumbria x

Bejay Roles said...

Morning Sue,
What a pretty card but, oh's yet another die to add to my ever growing wish list, lol. It's nice and bright to start the week off and we sure need it with more typical 'summer' weather.
Goodness, it's a weird morning though. It's actually stopped raining down here in Truro but, as always, the wind is ever present and it's quite sultry outside. I do so hate muggy weather, it drains what little energy I have to begin with.
So far this morning I've tried to put a thin tempered glass screen protector on my cell phone but I'm getting ever more frustrated by the fact that I can't get all the 'bubbles' from underneath it. I think I'll wait while Wednesday as I'm booked in to see a 'guru' in the O2 shop to sort out another problem. Maybe he will have the magic touch to get the darned thing on properly lol.
The rest of the day is catch up after whiling away the afternoons last week watching the final stages of Wimbledon,and I need to try and get the craft room finally finished. I was doing okay until I had the bright idea to cover the worktops with fablon, so everything is now back on the floor lol. I'll get there one day. The bright side is, for some wonderful reason the postie has already been (it's usually after 1:00pm) and he delivered TWO craft mags, both with free dies this month, so I really do need to get my act together and get the refurb finished so that I can go and play :)
Healing thoughts to all our friends who need them and gentle hugs as well.
Happy crafting Monday, folks.
Bejay xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Definitely a beautiful card to cheer us all up on this awful grey day. It's pouring down here! Love the colour on this card. It is so pretty.

Theresa G, thanks for 'replying' to my comment. I hope you enjoyed yourself at the Donny show. It was really busy wasn't it? I too went yesterday. Yes we could have had a cuppa and a chat.

I bought Sue's new Christmas Rose die set, can't wait to try it.

Love Helen xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

julie laz said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Paula said...

Lovely card Sue, I do wish I had a fraction of your inspiration! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Tressa said...

Lovely, delicate, lacey card. Pretty colour combo.


Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Just A Quick Mention As I'm Out For The Rest Of The Day
I Love Today's Card And The Very Beautiful Colour Combination You've Chosen
The Gemini Dies Are Outstanding....
Well Yesterday Spent Time In Craft Room I Used "The illuminated Angel" I Used
Silver Gilding Flakes Behind It Lookes Beatiful.
Thank You For Sharing...
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All ?Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Care.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A gorgeous card.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It was rather wet here earlier but at the moment it is dry! Always look on the bright side! Well I try!
Your gorgeous cards are always on the bright side of life! I love how you have used the Centaurus die - very effective! All in all a real treat.
Thank you Sue!
Love to all, especially those who are suffering and hugs for all the patient Carers out there too! Hugs for Tracy!
Myra xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hi all, back from my weekend in Bristol celebrating the Pride event. My daughter was amazing pushing me around in the wheelchair, I couldn't have done it without that.
Will spend some time playing catch up.
Love to all my blog buddies xxx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card by Lianne Morrison in England

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Very classy card today and such a lovely colour. It just goes to show how you can make such a pretty card using only a couple of dies.


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the colours are just right
Take care, Jess xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Lovely lovely card Sue. I must go and look at the Antwerp set as I can't see what the Gemini dies are sat on. Loved yesterday's card, couldn't post as our internet was playing up.

sued99 said...

A really pretty card. Just catching up with the shows from last week as I was unable to watch then.

Suebak said...

Have just purchased the tri Gemini Centaurus die. I think it is classy. Thank you for the ideas. Not what I had in mind. Lovely card.

Susan x

Brunemma said...

This is one of my favourite cards. I love the way you have used the Gemini die and also the colour behind it. It is really beautiful Sue. Thankyou for sharing this and all your work with us.

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! I especially love the corner detail!! Lovely way to start the week! TFS!

Jean said...

So pretty! Love the lattice!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card, love the corner detail too, at first I thought you'd embossed it!

June x

gailgale said...

Another gorgeous card!!!!
This die is so lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a pretty card in one of my favourite colours. Have missed viewing your daily blog this past week so am looking forward to catching up. Sending best wishes

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Great start to the week

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card to start the week. You hae used some gorgeous dies and coloured card. Another one for me to try when i get home.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftyJo said...

Love this :)

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely Sue, a great pick-me-up for Monday !!
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card to brighten up the day. Love the colour card you have used.

Suzzette Yandle said...


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love todays card sue x the dies are so pretty and really gorgeous colours x sorry didn't comment yesterday but busy cuddling my new twin nieces all day , the card was beautiful and your colouring fantastic on the poppy stamp x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x at least my heart didn't skip a beat this time !!!
Elaine really hope andrews appetite remains good and the antibiotics are kicking in x
Tina and mick thinking of you both x
Tracy sending you my thoughts , prayers and hugs x
Wheely bad hope you are well x
Yvonne sounds like you had a fantastic but tiring weekend x put your feet up x
Take care everyone x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
This is a really pretty card, I love the Gemini die, it looks gorgeous cut into this beautiful blue. What a great combination. I agree the finishing touch are the pearl corners, aren't they fabulous, I must loom out for them.
Love Diane G xxx

Elaine I hope Andrew us well enough to come home again soon xx
Tracey and family thinking of you xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, don't have any of the elements but could try with similar. The pearl corners are so pretty, too.
Nanna Tina - missing you - hope all's well??
Yvonne G - blimey you do live it up! Thought I was excelling myself watching Super Andy on (not in) bed, as himself not interested in tennis. Had a veggie Oxo drink, some almonds and Mimi and Moonshine for company - the high life or perhaps not.
cr@fty Heather - those are Welsh poppies!!! Yellows to oranges, grow wild in various spots around us. So lovely.
Hugs to Tracy and all who need one.

'P' in Wales

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the colours.


I really liked the look of this, so gave it a go (in my way!!!) and it didn't look half bad!!! Thanx Sue x

karenlotty said...

Very pretty Love the colours I will have to try this with the free die on Die Cutting Essentials as part of it

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card loving the pearly corners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Susan White said...

So simple and pretty. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card!!.....I just love those pearl corners!

liz spooner said...

This is such an unusual die, but lovely.xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Love this card. Antwerp is such a pretty die (which I do have), and as for the Centaurus Gemini die (which I have) well they make such a beautiful partnership.
I do love the iris card and the ensemble which you have created is perfect. Thanks Sue x
Quiet day today. Need to have a day of rest to recover from living it up over the weekend. Mum in law came for dinner. Made a curry and then spent ages staring at a bunch a bananas that were almost passed the point of no return wondering what gastronomic delight I could conjure up. Eventually settled on throwing together a banoffee crumble. Sliced the bananas, opened a tin of carnation caramel and spread it over the bananas then topped it with crumble. Baked til golden brown and the caramel is starting to ooze up the edges of the dish through the topping. Served with vanilla ice cream. Well I cannot tell you how scrum diddly umptious it was. You got to give it a go or come round and I will make it for you. Right up your street Sue - mega sweet x
Pam - I suppose incorrigible is one word to describe Laine and myself. If I told you that we have become incredibly good friends after 'meeting' on the blog would you believe me. In fact I am going to be giving her a ring after I have commented. So the insults which we hurl at each other really is just banter. You should hear how we talk to each other on the phone, lol, or maybe not. Hoping Laine will be coming to stay in September and big fingers crossed tightly we will make Ally Pally x
P - oh the high life these days is a much more subdued affair from days of old. Mind you it sounds like your painting the town red is on my wave length - not sure about the veggie oxo x
Theresa W - my feet have been truly up today. They may have to take me into the kitchen shortly to get some more banoffee crumble. Yum x
Elaine - glad to hear Andrew seems to be on the mend albeit slowly. Hugs x
Tina - hope Mick is OK. Hugs to you both x
Tracy - sending you love and comforting hugs x
Lorraine - glad you had a fab weekend. Nice to 'see' you x
Wheely - how you doing hun? Hugs x
Better go and phone my partner in crime. She'll probably moan because I didn't phone at 8 on the dot but I think making her wait keeps her in her place, lol x
Sending love and happy thoughts to everyone x
Only another 5 more sleeps til Sue is with us again x
Crafty hugs

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card, and I love the corner detail.
Rosemary xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a very beautiful card, i love the that gorgeous frame
around the sentiment and so pleased you have reminded that these dies
can be used as frames.

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. X

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wonderful card, another reminder to me then when I do get around to make something I don't need to throw the whole craft room at it! Then after all the crafty withdrawal who'd blame me (chuckle). I hope all is well for you xxx

Hope those who did Doncaster had a great time buying lovely things :)

Elaine and Andrew, Nanna Tina and Mick, Tracy and family- thinking of you all with big hugs xxx

Steph, hope you're breathing easier, a big but not constricting hug xxx

Lorraine F, hope you had a great time at Pride, hope it doesn't give you a bad flare up x big hugs xxx

Pat L, Theresa W, Yvonne, thank you, big hugs back at you and a special one for Pat to pass on to Sarah for me xxx

Bejay- gently rub the bubbles toward the edge of the screen protector, they do then disperse with use- they are pretty inevitable I'm afraid. My big problem is getting protector on with no dog hair under, I have to have the craft room or bath room hoovered as they are the places Billy isn't supposed to go (note the word supposed in that sentance!). They are annoying but do not affect the use of the Phone. Hope that helps, big hugs xxx

Sending big hugs to Laine, P, Maria, Fluffycat, Marg and Lynda xxx Billy sends puppy love and paw hugs to Lynda and all his other fans xxx

Between bed days for back and migraines having prolonged stay I not been up to much, counting hours my head doesn't feel like it's been blown up like a balloon! Haven't read back weekend comments as migraine has reduced rather than leave but I will catch up when possible. Mr didn't get job he went for but he'll keep looking and exploring options of working PT and being here more for me especially as social services seem to have forgotten I exist, call to them on my list for tomorrow, in dark room if need be! Enjoyed weekend sport results too. Louis and Andy... well done boys! Plus GB smashed it in wheelchair tennis which bodes well for Paralympics. Even enjoyed Portugal winning the Euros. They lost star player to injury yet dug in and beat a team who are better on paper. These smaller countries with few stars but great work ethic and strong team spirit are admirable and inspiring especially to a lot of kids. What a great example to them- stick together and always try your best. (Sorry, coach head on there, you can take sport away from me, but not out of me lol)

Well, I've rambled on too long, need to turn out light and go to sleep! Sending a big hug and happy thoughts to Sue and to Wilsonettes everywhere, I'll be back soon as I can.

T x

DeCor said...

Love how the purple makes the design of the die pop. Another beautiful card Sue. Thanks again for sharing your inspirations.

ursula said...

An absolute stunning card Sue, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful work.....luv Ursula xx

Sandy H said...

This card is so pretty. Love the pearl corners and the iris card behind the lattice.
Take care everyone.

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card!! Love the addition of pearls!! Pearls make everything more elegant right?
Moxie Craftie

Vie Carter said...

very nice design and colour choice


Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card. The Gemini die is beautiful.
With 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