Friday, 8 July 2016

You're Special To Me

                                                         
 Hi Bloggers!  Pretty in peach describes today's blog offering!  I wanted to show off the Belgian Borders and Corners a bit so I cut four of the borders in white using both die pieces and cut four of the "outie" corners in white using both of the die pieces.  I cut a piece of peach card and embossed it with the Dotty Daisy embossing folder.  I glued the four corners into place first, then added the borders between each of the corners, cutting them down in size to fit.  Next I cut the Belgian Background in white and backed it with the same peach card.  I cut it in half, removed a bit of the centre and reassembled it into a square shape.  I added it to the centre of the embossed section.  Next I cut four more of the "outie" corners and backed them in white.  I assembled them so that they nicely created a small frame and added mounting foam to the back to raise them.  I stamped a sentiment and added the corner frame to it.  I seated it in the centre of the card and added some poppies cut out of peach card as accents.  I used a bit of Trailing Ivy and a butterfly as accents.  I finished the card on a white on white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


                               



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149 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the lacy look and flowers.
Tracey and family, I am so very sorry to hear that your dad has passed away. You have done an amazing job of being there for him when he needed you most, especially as you are not in the best of health yourself. Take heart that he is now at peace, will never have pain again and he had the love of his girls to support him through his illness. We are here for you when you need us.
Elaine, Andrew has been through a major op and complications after, he will be weak and also his morale won't be high. Let the nurses do their bit and that leaves you time to spend together which will help him. Give him my best wishes.
Tina hope Mick is improving.
Norah, what great news about Rory, he truly is a joy to you and such a courageous young man, he will not let anything daunt him. Well done Rory.
Thinking of Tina E and Claire, and all of our missing friends.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card. I don't often use peach - not sure why - it looks great on this card.
D x

auscrafts said...

Lovely card

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a very pretty card Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Bull said...

Lovely crd and in a colour that I don't often turn to. Looks s good I will have to try it!

Maggie B

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card Sue.JJxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue and fantastic dies.

gr karin van eijk

tracy w said...

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

DeCor said...

I also rarely use peach coloured card but it looks great in this card. Lovely dainty looking card. These are beautiful dies. Thank you again Sue

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card.
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Oh what a beautiful card. I really must cut into my dies more to get the different look.
Peach is not a colour I used very often but it looks so pretty here.
Thanks
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is so pretty and feminine, love the peach shade. Have a great day. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunning card! You certainly show us how to get more out of our dies I would never have cut into them before. I love the colour combination and the dies you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sunset Bay said...

Lovel card Sue. Gorgeous colours xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Sensational card today Sue, so lacy looking with the dies you have used and so cleverly pieced together, wonderful,

thank you,

Pearl xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card, love the peach. I wish I could be braver cutting up dies cuts more, but they look so lovely when they're first done I always think I'm going to make a dogs dinner of them if I try.
Sending very special hugs and thoughts to Tracy and family. You have been so brave throughout everything you've been through, take your time to grieve but know that we're here to listen anytime you need us. Sue xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very feminine lacy card & your poppies are beautiful. Yvonne xx

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
That's such a pretty card I love the colours you have used the poppies look so different in peach

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
That's such a pretty card I love the colours you have used the poppies look so different in peach

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and delicate looking card. Great colour . Not a colour I normally use, not sure why because it looks lovely
Luv
Karen xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Special Friend Sue,
What A Truly Extremely Exquisite Very Beautiful Card,
The Colour Pallette You've Chosen Is Quite Outstanding So Fresh Using
The Very Stunning Peach Also The White Foundation Card Together,
I Love The Very Beautiful Dies You've Used And As Always I'm
In "Awe" How You've Put Them Together, "The Dotty Daisy Embossing
Folder" Looks Awesome Such Fabulous Detail, Not Forgetting
The Truly Stunning Poppies I Love This Outstanding Card Sue,
Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, You Inspire Me Daily And I So
Much Appreciate It....
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..

Clare W said...

GM Sue. O la la! Tres chic. Clever construction. Fabulous card.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card really love this one
Hope you all have a lovely day
Sharon
xxx

Alison Thorne said...

Good colour combination - very feminine. Lovely card Sue xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, a very pretty card in a lovely colour way. I love the look of the Dotty Daisy embossing folder, another item going on to my wishlist! X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the lacy effect the border dies give and the flowers are so pretty. Such a lovely colour too. Thanks for sharing.
Deepest sympathy to Tracy on your loss.
Hugs.

Maria Illsley said...

I'm Loving this card xxx

Debra K. said...

Beautiful card this morning Sue! Fabulous use of the tag and border dies. Debra x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Michele

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Wings said...

Morning Sue
A very pretty card , love the flowers and embossed background.
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Just so pretty anyone would be delighted to receive a card like this!
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card this morning. The colours are so pretty.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue a very pretty card I do like the way you cut your dies to make so many different ways of using them, I also like your dotty embossing folder
KathyB x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Pretty in peach ? An understatement in my opinion Sue. Absolutely stunning.

Sending hugs and much love to you, our Sam, dear Tina E and family xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Suc, such a pretty card, love the way you use your dies. Love the Poppy Dies.
Wendyx

Narrowboat girl said...

Gorgeous. Just shows how you should play with your dies to create something different

hollyberry said...

Really pretty card.
Thinking of you and your family Tracey on the loss of your Father.

Anonymous said...



I think the poppy dies are going on my *want* list! Lovely card,





DOREEN x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card , so pretty and loving the colour and butterfly.
Thank you Pam , i will send on your good wishes to Andrew.
Tracey my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time .
Sending you all big hugs and take care
Elaine H X

Jayem said...

Very pretty card Sue. I like the lacy edge and the colour choice.

Thanks

Jan

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is so, so lovely. Singing to me..........
Love the peach, too. And the way you've altered the dies to make them do what you want them to. I'm doing this more now, too - thanks to you. Opening a load of new uses.
Thanks for showing us.
Hugs, Rose

Suemac said...

Beautiful

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooooooh that is so pretty

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You never cease to amaze me with your clever cutting and re-assembling - truly inspirational!...

Izzy

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty card so lacy and the peach compliments so well love from Jackie xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The border dies are so versatile.
B xx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card, love these dies
Carol

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely card. Having the Belgian die as a birthday present.
Jan
Northampton

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
So pretty Sue, the only reason I don't have the Belgian dies is the new festive collection, I really must win lotto lol !!!! The poppies are just beautiful
So sorry for your loss Tracey, thinking of you and your family
Hugs
Muriel x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, very pretty in peach. I love the way you chop into your dies, amazing result.

Love Rosemarie X X

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,love the card & the colours. Your Belgian dies are amazing. Keep up the good work .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love everything about your beautiful card today - it's stunning :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Another beautiful lacy card Sue and still love those poppies. I am always amazed at the way you show us how to use our dies and the fantastic beautiful cards we can make by just thinking out of the box. Once again I want to thank you as you have set me off on a journey of wonder and delight that is crafting. Have a great day, hugs xxxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is lovely, I especially love the Dotty Daisy EF, so very pretty, I love your compilation, very pretty dies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Best ever Sue, stunning, xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, peach is not a colour I go to much, but this is lovely x

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. A nice feminine card today. I love the peach colour. From the photo the use of the Dotty Daisy embossing folder looks a little bit like it is card that has been decorated with pearls - very pretty.

Lisbeth

hazel young said...

gorgeous card lots of detail love the colours xx hazel

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
What a good idea of how to use the border and corner die.
Ginnie

marg said...

Morning Sue
Another E/Folder I might NEEED !
Peach is not a colour I choose but it so works.
Tina sending you a big hug, take care !
Love Marg

Chris Curry said...

Not just pretty in peach Sue, perfect in peach. A beautiful card. Thank you. Xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous colours you have chosen for this card, it is so beautiful!
A great way to use corner and border dies, and I really like the pretty embossing folder :))

Anne said...

I'm a sucker for flower dies and these poppies are just beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card. Beautiful colour. Funny how some cards stand out and I think this card is one of those. Sometimes you can't put your finger on why though. SueL x

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card.
Anne xo

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card love the colours. love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, love the flowers and the butterfly, the E/F is pretty too.
Lydia
X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh wow what a pretty card I love the embossed background and the whole design is so gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue very clever soooo. Pretty thank you dear friend
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful card once again. Those poppies get everywhere and quite rightly!

Tracy, so so sorry to hear your devastating news. Take care.

Love Helen xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Lacy and dainty. Xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful and delicate card and the colours are great as well.
Rolf xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card, subtle colour tones and has a lacy feel about it x x x

Sue MacFall said...

What an apt name for this card - it is very pretty in peach.
Thank you,
Sue Mac

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love it

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card
Margaret xx

SueJ said...

Really pretty card, full of detail.

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card again today Sue. I like the soft peachy colour. I love the Belgian collection so will have to add them to the ever growing wish list.

I haven't seen the dotty daisy embossing folder before, it's just gorgeous. I think that will be a very useful folder for me to own so it will go straight to the top of the wish list.


Annie P

xxxx

Heather Cheesmur said...

Lovely card today Sue, I will be having a go at making it later.
Heather Cheesmur

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I so love the lacy affect of this card and the delicate shade of the peach coloured card. I love how you change the shapes of your dies. The dotty daisy embossing folder is one of my favourites

Have a great weekend

June x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, very pretty in peach and my favourite exquisite poppies too

Tracy, so sorry to hear that your dad passed away last night, at least you were with him and you can take comfort in that he wasn't alone. Take care of yourself now and give yourself time to grieve you've been through the mill this past year xxx
Sending special hugs to Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheelybad
Maureen hope all ok with you xx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is really beautiful
Doreen R

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue, I love everything about it. :)
Tracy I am so very sorry your Dad passed away last night, you must be heartbroken. Nothing I can say will make any difference, but in time you will only think of happy times when you think of him. Sending you huge hugs.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula).

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very delicate, pretty and lots of detail.

Chaffinch said...

A pretty card - very delicate

lilian said...


Hi Sue, really lovely card, just love those flowers, have succumbed and bought the poppy dies.
Best wishes Lilian in Cornwall

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, back on track now. Such a beautiful card, love the flowers, the dies, oh all of it as always.

My thoughts go to Tracey and your family on the loss of your Dad, I know what you are all going through and also know that this will be a very hard time for you, however, remember you got to spend his last days with him, he would have been so proud of all of you, he sounds a very special person who will stay in your hearts for ever, hugs,


To everyone else who is suffering or struggling, especially, Elaine, Andrew, Tina Mick and everyone else, I send big hugs xxx

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

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
What a gorgeous card this is. I am pleased to say that now I am the proud owner of the Belgian collection I will be able to attempt to replicate something similar. So much versatility and as yet have not played with the newest addition to my Sue collection but am hoping that I can rectify that situation. Thank you Sue for so much wonderful inspiration x
Apologies for my absence since Monday. Was done in Tuesday and still pretty knackered Wednesday and thought I would be back on top of things yesterday but a migraine took hold and that was the end of that x
Tracy - I am so sorry to hear that your dad lost his fight last night. My heart goes out to you and your family. I wish I could put by arms around you and give you a big hug. You were there for him at the end which is a blessing and what you wanted. I know that grief is so strange and takes hold of people in so many different ways. When I
lost my partner it was very surreal and took a while for me to fully comprehend
things with clarity. I know that remembering Steve with friends and family with laughter focussing on the countless good times was a huge comfort to me and helped me get through the many tears and low moments.
Although planning the funeral will be difficult I found it made easier by looking on it as an honour and the last thing that I could do for Steve. I know it is a bit of a cliché but you need to take every day as it comes and do things in your own way. There is no right or wrong way to deal with the aftermath of losing a loved one but please do not forget about looking after yourself x
Sending you love and know that you are in my thoughts x
Going to sign off now. Want to send love and happy thoughts to everyone. Take care and take time to appreciate loved ones.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sud lovely card I like the peach colour & those gorgeous poppies
Tracy I'm so sorry about your Dad my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family

Lynne L said...

Hi Sud lovely card I like the peach colour & those gorgeous poppies
Tracy I'm so sorry about your Dad my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a gorgeous card Sue, so feminine and pretty and i have got the Belgium set coming so i can make the most of it just for a change although i don't have the poppies but i have other lovely flowers that i can make to put on it. Make that i have my Belgium set, whoopee as the UPS man has just delivered it to me. Thank you Sue for such a wonderful piece of inspiration that is just so lovely and i have a very special old lady in mind for it, my son in laws granny. This is old lady gives you the most wonderful boost as she had kept all the cards that i have made for her and just gets so much pleasure from them and that is the best part, just making her day.
Tracy flower i am so very sorry that your beloved dad has gone from your life but he will never be gone from your heart or mind. You did everything you possibly could for him and most of all you showed him just how much you loved him and that is priceless. You let him right up to the end do it the way he wanted instead of what you wanted to do and that dignity that you gave him speaks volumes. I hope that you and your sister get through this next wee while with some strength and courage flower. It is going to be incredibly hard flower but you will get there slowly but surely and it takes a while, a long while but we are all here for you when you need us or want us. Sending you the only kind of hugs i can but oh so wish i could just be there to give you the real thing. HUgs to your sister as well as she is going to be just as devastated.
Yvonne, sorry to hear that you have had a number of bad days as i know that feeling oh so well, as i seem to get knackered very qickly and easily these days. My school friends sister in law had IVF and had twins last year at the age of 48, that i cannot comprehend and they will be getting to their feet just like Harry and running around going through their various stages, oh no it makes me tired just thinking about it. Anyway flower i hope you are feeling a bit better today.
Hugs to Mick and TIna, Andrew and Elaine and anyone else that needs, could do with or just wants,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

gingernuts said...


Hi Sue. Wow what a beautiful card the colours are gprgeous. Love evrything about it .
Mavis L x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, so frilly! The card is beautiful and I love peach and white. I wore peach as matron of honour for my sister so many years ago now but it is still one of my favourite colours.

'P' - hope things went ok for you today.

Tracy - my condolences to you and your sister. Others have already said just about everything so please take your time and come back when you are ready, we will be here; thoughts and prayers are with you.

Frances

Suebak said...

How lovely is that daisy embossing folder.

Susan x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very very pretty.

Pauline A said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love everything about it especially as peach is one of my favourite colours too. Hugs xx P Austen

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thankyou for a very pretty card, lovely & lacey
Marlene O xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, really pretty. Love the way the corners have made a beautiful topper, what a great idea. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tracey sweetheart I'm so sotty to hear the sad news about your dada. You have been so brave throughout and you have spent all the time you had with dad, he is at peace and no longer in pain. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you w big hug xxx
Elaine I hope Andrew is improving. It's good he's eating and I'm sure the nurses would be concerned if they felt something was wrong. Xxx

Jean said...

Such pretty details!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Sue, have alwsys liked peach so this is one for me! Love the different shaped flowers you make with the poppy dies.
Tracy, if you look in, left message on yesterday's - so just to say.... thinking of you and your family.
Well done to Rory, Norah, a boy to be proud of!
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

IVY Cheong said...

Such a beautiful intricate card. Love it, love peach colour. Ivy C x

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable soft tones for this elegant card! Love very much the Dotty Daisy embossing on the back, and these borders look great! Amazing poppies, too!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A beautiful card sue the dies look gorgeous x I love the embossing folder x peach is right at the bottom of my stash as its not a colour I use but it looks so lovely on your card I may just change my mind xxx
Tracy so so sorry to hear about your dad x sending my condolences to you and your family x wish I had the words to take your pain away xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolute perfection!! LOVE everything about this beautiful card! The background is amazing and keeps me taking another look at it just to make sure I am not imagining how beautiful it really is! TFS!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Perfectly PEACHY and exquisite.

gailgale said...

Such a Beautiful, dainty, lovely, card!!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I haven't used peach in my card making for ages but it is so serene I will have to give it a go. I love the poppy die it is slowly edging up my wish list. Tracy so sorry to hear about your sad news.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Stunning card and I actually like the colour, maybe
something new that will be on the wish list.

Tracy- so sorry to see your dad passed last night.You
were with him to the end and now he is at peace and in
no more pain. Many hugs to you, your sister and family x

My thoughts are with Tina and Mick, Wheelybad, Elaine and
your boys, Yvonne,Lynda and with anyone else who are going
through some bad times. Take care all x
Many hugs to all Wilsonette's and to my friends
hugs Maria x

Rosemary Stickland said...

A really pretty card.
The poppy dies are on my wish list, they are
so versatile.
Rosemary xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning card so pretty and fresh and Summer like

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Susan White said...

Such a pretty and feminine card Sue - just like Brugges lace! Susan x

Dawn Holben said...

Oh sue this is fab, those corner and border dies make a beutiful
frame, i love the colour too.
I reaally love this one.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning offering today, love the peach colour and it sets the dies off beautifully...

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & friends
Sue I love this card today. It is so pretty looks like you have used lace very girly love it all.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy so sorry your dad has lost his fight for life. My heart goes out to you my friend
. I know he was proud of his two girls & you was with him when he passed which you wanted.
You are in my thoughts & prayers & all your family too.The next few days are going to be tough for you
Tracy. You must take care of yourself too. Keep strong think of all the happy memories you have.
Your Dad is now at peace & pain free. We are all hear for you when you need us.
Love & Hug's Lynda xxx

Weelybad thank you for your Hug's for Annie. Sending some Hug's for you & special paw Cuddles for Billy from Anni & Bambi. Xxx

Elaine big Hugs for you & your boys.xx

TIna & Mike Hug's coming your way.

Hug's for everyone who needs them xxx

Vie Carter said...

My sort of card just beautiful

Vie
x

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
Another stunner Sue. Love the colours you have used the compliment one another so well
Your new dies are beautiful and your inspiration continues to impress
Hugs to all that need one
Live Theresa G X

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, love the peach colour.

Barbara (C) said...

I always look forward to the Blog every day. Some cards appeal more than others to my style and this is certainly one of them! I love the addition of the butterfly to and a great colour combination. Thank you for my Wednesday Giveaway which arrived today. A beauty I will treasure.

karenlotty said...

Very pretty card and the peach is such a lovely shade of peach too

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I would say beautiful in peach rather than pretty. This is the kind of card I would be thrilled to be able to make!
I'm a bit late in posting today, I've been fighting with a new phone all afternoon and then calling O2 to try and sort things out. Why on earth do new phone not come with an instruction manual!!! I paid a LOT for it...well, a lot for me at least, so you'd think they could at least give me some instructions. I now have to go back into town tomorrow and ask them to transfer all my contacts and photos from the old phone as it seems they were all saved on the phone and not the memory card...bother!!

Tracy, I was so sorry to hear that you dad had passed. I think he must have known he was closer to the end than everyone thought and that is why he made the arrangements that he did. He's at peace now. I have to tell you something...I got to the hospital about 5 minutes after my dad had passed. He was still warm and he looked really at peace. The dark shadows under his eyes had faded and he looked like he had no pain. I told my friemds that he hadn't looked so well in ages (which made them laugh at me). I think you know what I mean though. Your beloved dad is in a better place now and he's looking down on you to make sure you get through this. We are all here for you when you need us, warm hugs to you and your family.
Bejay xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the peach colour.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

liz spooner said...

This one is lovely and lacy today Sue, love this look.xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a peachy delight! The colour combination of this design is luscious and summery and really compliments the delicate Lacey effect of the background . I particularly adore the dotty EF, it adds a further dimension to the background and compliments the floral embellishments beautifully....using them to disguise the join is genius.....yet again I am regretting my decision not to invest in the Belgian collection because it's stunning, the components are beautiful. Lovely card and innovative design Sue, well done!
I'm square eyed this evening after watching tennis since 1pm....men's semi final day is my favourite day of the championship and I can't bear to miss a moment of it. A little sad that Federers got beaten but my man Andy is safely through so looking forward to the final on Sunday.....maybe next week I can actually get back into my craftroom and use the sets of dies that arrived this morning:-)
It's my late Dads birthday next week and I'm planning to travel and visit his grave for the first time with some flowers to mark it.....I can't believe it's nearly five months since he passed, I wasn't able to be with him at the end or attend his funeral and I've found it hard to compute that he's gone, I'm hoping doing this will make it seem real and help me move forward....I miss him so much and can't believe I won't see him again.
Tracy, I wish that I could offer you some useful practical advice about how to deal with the loss of your Dad but I'm still in the early days of my own grieving process. One thing that I think may be of a comfort to you in the future is being able to be there at your Dads moment of passing, it will help with the stages of grieving you will have to go through. Though you will miss him dreadfully, comfort can be gleaned from the knowledge that he isn't suffering anymore and the practicalities of the funeral will distract you during those first difficult weeks. My heart goes out to you and your sister, I wish you all the best as you learn to cope with your dreadful loss, come back to us when you are ready honeyxxxx
P, did your appointment go well this morning?....I hope soxxxx
Yvonne, you've been really struggling this week so I will make a special effort to be nice and wish you a speedy recovery....don't get too used to it though mind you:-) chronic fatigue is a real pain, particularly when you were previously so active but you just have to learn to take things at a more respectable pace especially given your age:-) Get better soon honey, I miss your barbed witxxxx
Pat, hugs to you and Sarah, did she enjoy her break away?
Elaine, hugs to you, Andrew and Darren, hope they are well on the road to recovery.
Tina, hugs to you and Mick, how is his recovery coming along, has he got his new wheelchair yet?
Cuddles to my blog buddies including Beth, Pam, Maria, Theresa, Lorraine, Linda, Wheely bad, Rebecca , Frances and Alison xxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Anonymous said...

Another stunning creation Sue
V C Cumbria xx

ursula said...

Another very pretty card, lovely colour combo, thanks Sue .....luv Ursula xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

this works really well. fab combo, hugs xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Very nice!

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous peachy card today. Love that Belgian die you've used and cut down. Thank you very much for my beautiful Wednesday give away card from last week. It arrived today and is simply stunning. X

Tracey, deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. Xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm very late - sorry! Beautiful peachy card! The things that you do with dies still amaze me! Thank you! I should be back to normal Internet Service tomorrow!
Tracy - I'm very sorry to learn that your Dad passed away last night. My heart goes out to to you and your sister . Sending you my sincere sympathy as well as hugs and assurance of my prayer. Take care my dear!
Love to all, Myra xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you

Anne Prescott said...

Very pretty card Sue. Anne x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love today's beautiful card. Your Belgian collection is so beautiful. I love how you have used the Belgian borders and corners around your card. All these dies look amazing used together in this way. I only thing I am not so keen on strangely enough is the peach colour. I am just not a peach kind of person !!! I do not own any Belgian dies yet but maybe one day !!! I do love that background EF and of course the gorgeous exquisite poppies !!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us today Sue. Lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Tracey I am so very sorry to hear your sad news about your dear beloved Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending lots of love and special hugs from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card!! Love the die cuts you have used!! Love the soft color scheme!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the peach colour and the embossing folder.
Yesterday's card was really pretty, too. I might be able manage the colouring on vellum.
Take care everyone.

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
So pretty. Sorry I was working hard all day on my day off! and today as well. What you do for customers. Hey ho. Love the card.
Anne M xxx

Jane Franklin said...

A bit late commenting sorry, but I love the colour of this its one I would not thought of but its effective and very pretty. Luv jxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card it is stunning.
Di B, x

CraftyJo said...

Liking the colours you've used :)

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card, I love the poppies and ivy dies and the Belgium dies are all on my wish list
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue

Meg Owen said...

Love the colour Sue. Very pretty.

Love
Meg
xxxx

Linda Graham said...

Love the colour of this one,pretty card,thank you,Linda x

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This is beautiful.