Thursday, 4 August 2016

Faux Buckle Card




Hi crafters!  I love buckle cards and today's card is a sort of faux buckle card, it gives the same effect, but isn't exactly woven like a buckle card.  The video will walk you through how easy it is to 
create.








The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






129 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card, so beautiful.
Tina, hope all is well with you and Mick.
Elaine, lots of support for you on here, hope the upstairs problem is sorted soon. Big hug for Andrew.
Kitty, sorry you are having a bad time.
Wheelybad, hope the new care team work out well, sorry your weekend was spoilt.
Steph, you made me cry yesterday with your lovely words, thank you. Hope you are feeling better after your treatment, you are so brave.
Tracey, big hugs and to all Wilsonettes

Dragonsnap2 said...

Such a beautiful card. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing it Sue. It is so effective.
D x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a lovely start to Thursday, the card is beautiful, and a great video. Have a great day. Bx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with lovely pastel colours. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

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

Jan.moogie said...

Now this looks pretty and a buckle card too. Looking forward to the video later after work. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, looking forward to seeing the video on this one soon, hubby is just making a cup of tea for me and will then do my breakfast and I can watch it whilst eating, will give me some get up and go........I hope.

Well I have been up since 4am this morning so spent some time looking at yesterdays blog comments, what a lovely group we all are here, so supportive of each other, it is lovely to see what has gone on with your day and to see all the comments, commiserations, advice, or just being there for everyone, I am so pleased I am part of this community, love it Sue.

Hubby has not had any pain since he saw the dentist on Monday, still waiting for specialist appointment (which was marked urgent...watch this space) so I thank you to everyone who commented about him.

Elaine, it says something when the council have a waiting list for the recording equipment doesn't it, they obviously have big problems in that area. Have you contacted your MP yet about it. hugs for Andrew too.

Steph I know what Pam means about making her cry yesterday reading your words, you are an inspiration to us all, hope the treatment is going well.

Tracey, as always we are all here for you, and so many of us unfortunately have been (or about to be) in the same boat wish I could give you a hefty hug in person but I can't so take a big one here.

Wheelybad and Kitty, my thoughts are with you

As always sending lots of hugs to those that want one.

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

Marion Scott said...

Very pretty card Sue. Love everything about it, embossing folder, dies and colour.
Marion S x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a very pretty card and great video.
Thank you all wilsonettes for the kind wishes, as I said we take one day at a time today is good.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh Sue, this is gorgeous. I feel I've really missed out by losing my love of card making. I know it's really hard for some of us to financially keep up with your collections but we buy what we can and most of us stay loyal to your products, also like many other ladies here, health and circumstances get in the way of our passion. But I've just let the past two collections (3 counting your festive launch) slip way past without a case and that's not like me at all. I get so angry and disappointed with myself when my body and mind takes control no matter how hard I fight it ! Consequently I'm now suffering due to this mind set and when I see such beautiful and uplifting samples like today's it sinks in how many dies I really would love to add to my collection. I've got to kick myself our of this rut, get myself healthy somehow, and get cracking again. I made my team of 3 health care professionals thank you cards between my drugged slumber and discomfort last week and they were pants, I could see no effort, no pleasure or thought had gone into them but still chose to give them - and now I'm embarrassed in case another card maker sees them on show and thinks " why did that person bother" come on girls, own up, who hasn't thought that when they've seen a particularly awful card ? And I don't believe any of you if you've not thought that at some point - your not human, and I'm TOO truthful maybe.
Anyway, enough said. I shall really look forward to watching your tutorial later Sue, and hopefully be able to use what I have to make something similar when out of this health rut. Sending big hugs to you dear friend. Every word meant Pam xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card as always.
Nancyd xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautifully layered card to day Sue, love the colours,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card Sue, nice soft colours. Look forward to video later. JJx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. So textural. Love it. Will watch video later.

auscrafts said...

Love the dies you have used for this card

Denise Bryant said...

Love the details! Pretty card!

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, love the dies and soft colours
Pat x

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
A very pretty delicate card.Beautiful.
Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very pretty card in a lovely colour combination.x

Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful card Sue its looks like there's a lot of work involved in it. I'll catch the video later to see how easy you make it look xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. Love the colour used it gives such a delicate finish.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this faux buckle card, I too don't have the Swiss collection but like Steph am looking through what I have to try to use the fabulous layout idea. The fabulous thing about your dies is that they can be interchanged specially when you show us how to cut and reassemble them.
Steph, I hope that you do make it back to making some cards again, it can be so hard to get started sometimes but from personal experience, once started it can be so healing.
Hugs
Muriel x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, great texture.
B xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Beautiful card love the subtle colours on it, I will be so pleased when my craft room is finished so I can get back to making cards again, I find it so relaxing
Hope you all have a good day
Sharon
xxxx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Very pretty card this morning. So clever your choice of dies and card and how you can manipulate, and dissect them. Your mind must never stop thinking of ideas, we crafters thank you and are so grateful for your input and enthusiasm every day .
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue
What a really pretty card. Love it!
Anne M xxx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card this morning! Always love the milk/blush card combination.

To Stephanie. I'm sorry I don't know your circumstances but you're being very hard on yourself. The fact that you made cards for your care team even though you're obviously feeling very low and are unwell makes them even more special whatever they look like. You know the saying 'it's the thought that counts', you could have not made any but you did and that's a start. It doesn't matter what any other crafter thinks about them as they're not in your shoes with your health problems. I can sympathize with you as I have a chronic health problem and have felt just like you. Have you talked to your doctor about how you feel as they may be able to help with your mood. Please take care and I'm sending you a big hug. Debra x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, such delicate colours work well together. Thank you. Xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, such pretty, delicate colours.

Michele

lilian said...


Hi Sue, so beautiful , love the delicate nature of this card, I too do not have all
Of the dies for these, ( financial restrictions) so although I don't make the cards
you show, I get the greatest of pleasure just seeing your beautiful cards each morning.
Will watch video later. Loved yesterday's card also, sorry no comment, have reasons why.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another stunning card, lovely pastel colourway.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Stunning love the buckle cards x xhazel

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and elegant. Great video
Luv
Karen xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely cards today,
I always forget about buckle cards thanks for the inspiration you give me
Maggie

A Happercrafter6 said...

This looks lovely, Sue.
Jan
Northampton

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Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous the dies are amazing. I am looking forward to watching the video later when a nice cup of tea. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, love the faux buckle and the gorgous embossing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, the Swiss dies are so pretty, and gentle colours. Faux or not, the buckle effect is always a winner. Thanks as ever for the video.
Special thoughts and hugs for Kitty, Tracy, Wheely, Steph, Elaine, Tina, Lorraine F and the twosome. Pam's words say it all, so will keep it short - no need for repeats!

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a really pretty girly card, I just love it. Don't have all the dies, but can improvise I think.

Love Rosemarie X X

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card

Sue MacFall said...

Very pretty card and looks so intricate.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, absolutely stunning!!! Thankyou for video so helpful!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, brilliant card love it .Don't have your beautiful Swiss collection yet that may change. LOL. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

hettygarlick said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love everything about it.

Anne said...

I really do not know how you come up with these ideas, Sue. A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Annie Pennington said...

Love the soft colour combination Sue. Will watch the video later this morning.
I don't have any dies from this collection but I'm sure I can improvise with the dies I have here.

Hope everyone has a lovely day.

Annie P
xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Interesting, off to watch your video. SueL x

Debs Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very ornate, will watch video later, off to Edinburgh for some culture at the Fesrival.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

nattyboots said...

Wow ! Sue i sooo love this card , i will watch your video later.

Pam, Andrew is going fishing again today weather permitting ,he finds it so relaxing .
A good night for me last night, i do a crafting afternoon on Thursday's with a few of the ladies from the flats so i will be wide awake for that haha.

I wish you all a good day
Big hugs to Kitty,Steph,Tracey,Wheelybad ,Tina and June and anyone else who needs one .

Elaine H X

marg said...

Hello Sue
I just love the card today, and I do have some Blush card in my stash! even though its in short supply! lol
I will enjoy the Video now!
Love to all the bloggers who are poorly, etc!
Love Marg

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,very delicate.

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, just love buckle cards as well and this is beutiiful.

Love Val in Spainxxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Fabulous card today Sue. Love the way you have used the different dies together. You give us some great ideas. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card, so delicate with the soft colours!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a pretty card and very feminine in the blush and milk colour scheme you've used here but would be equally effective in bolder, more contrasting colours too...

Stephanie - why not trawl back through Sue's blog until you find a card you do have the dies for and just do a straight copy to get the mojo kick-started...and having made one I'm sure it would inspire you to do one or two variations on the theme and before you know it you'll be back in the crafting groove - it works for me anyway...

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful delicate colours today on this gorgeous card.
Thanks for the video.
Lydia
X

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card
Carol

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What an amazing card will watch the video later after my granddaughters leave. I always look into Sue's blog at least twice a day, first thing to read Pam's comment then later to add my own comment. Today though I read Steph's comment and I felt like crying, you are so hard on yourself. I was making a birthday card yesterday for a friend with lots of help from my 5year old she loves gluing and sticking so my card is slightly off centre when I said "oh dear" Katie said "never mind granny your friend will know you tried your best so will love it". It's true never mind what others think if I am given a handmade card I don't care how it looks and I worked in a primary school for years so have received lots. I know that that person took the time and effort that's all that matters.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
I like the buckle affect and the colours (though my iPad shows mint green!!!) will try this one but with different dies,
thank you for the ideas
Best wishes
Karen M

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful buckle card I love the colour

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful buckle card I love the colour

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - how beautiful is this card! Love it and love the soft elegance. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Like the buckle effect a lot, so simple to do but so effective.

Stephanie, I have to add to the comments above about your being hard on yourself with respect to the cards you made for your health care professionals. They, more than most, will know and understand how difficult making the cards will have been for you. They will have recognised that it involved a lot of effort, so will appreciate all them all the more, despite the flaws you think are there. Most certainly, it is the thought that counts and you did think about them which is what is important.

Teresa

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and great video as always, love the idea of a faux buckle card looks easier to make. Thank you for sharing
Jess hope you have a lovely time at the festival
Sending special hugs to all in need of one especially to Tracy and Wheelybad, and thinking of all our missing friends especially Maureen Killen I do hope you're ok

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

June Horrocks said...

Stunner today sue I love it the dies are beautiful thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, this is just stunning I do love the design and how youve created it. Will look forward to watching how you created it. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card Sue, enjoyed watching the video.
Rosemary xx

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Beautiful card once again Sue love the colour way you have used it works so well

I have been reading a few comments this morning and although I do not know you Pam ,Steph, the support that you give to others is inspirational always thinking of others and making sure that no one feels alone and is able to talk freely and be sure of a positive response
Well thank you for that
June I hope that Colin is sorted out very soon at least he is in less pain give him a hug from me
And what were you doing up at 4am Cat napping for you this afternoon then
Hugs to all that may need one
Love Theresa G xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So delicate, pretty in pink with lots of pearls. I love it. Thanks for your video.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card but wouldn't know how to do it without your video. Your videos are always so instructive and make it all look easy (which it isn't, really....).
Thank you for the inspration.
Hugs, Rose

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, now why did I immediately think of ice cream when I saw this card? It is very pretty and a clever illusion of the buckle, love it. Your videos are always so clear and this one is no exception.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW I love everything about this fantastic card. Luckily i have the Swiss collection as my wonderful husband bought it for me for my birthday. So i will try and make this one at the weekend. I do love your buckle cards as i think they look so different. When you said on one of your hochanda shows that the blush card is going to be no more i ordered ten packs of it lol as its one of my favourite colours alongside the teal and periwinkle card, so i will only make special cards with it till they can find another company to make it, hopefully it wont take to long to find someone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. A great effect from your die cuts and I really like the colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Marjeta said...

Beautiful composition as allways. Thanks for tutorials. They make me thinkink to us my dies on different ways.

Marjeta

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely and ornate. xxx

Scottydog said...

Well at long last have made it back to the blog! Just had to comment on this card Sue as I think it's a beauty. Will watch the video later, thank you Sue.
I have been keeping up with your cards on FB Sue but just haven't had time to visit the blog, so haven't been able to catch up on everyone's news. As everyone is telling you Steph you are being too hard on yourself. I think you are a real trooper making thank you cards while feeling so ill. Your carers would have been so pleased to receive them as they aren't always appreciated, so please don't be so hard on yourself. You made the effort, it would have been so easy to have sent bought cards, so well done!

Must find time to go back & read the comments for the last few weeks!

craftynanna said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, so gentle on the eye and the colour is gorgeous, I have just read you are not doing any more blush card, so I will have to find it super quick and order a load.
Steph PLEASE don't give up on your cards, I noticed that you call yourself Lancashire Steph so if it's not too far from me I will visit you anytime, we use to be Lancashire at one time till they changed the boundaries, but please keep in mind you aren't on your own my friend,. Big hugs to you,
Tracy, wheelybad, Pam and June and all who want a big hug, there are plenty on this blog to go round, big hugs Johanna

Sam Smithard said...

To My Dearest Special Friend Sue,
"I'm Sorry I've Not Commented For A Couple Of Days But We've Been Away"
I Loved "The Fabulous Tree Card" Also Yesterday's "Wednesday Gift Card" Good Luck To The
Lucky Winner.
Today's Card Is Extremely Exquisite I Just Love The Colour Combination Which I Would
Never Have Tried The Milk And The Blush But They Work So Very Well.
Another Truly Informative Video Where You've Shared All Your Tremendous Tips And Techniques
With Us All.
I Just Love The Fabulous Pin Point Embossing Folder One That I Haven't Got As Yet😢😢
I Truly Love How You've Used A Selection Of Your "Swiss Collection" To Make Your "Faux Buckle Card"
It's Truly Very Beautiful In The Video You Explain Everything So Well.
The Stunning Swiss Background, The Zurich, (One Of My Favourite's) The Geneva, Also The Bern.
Adding A Few Cream Pearls Here And There And You've Produced "The Most Truly Tremendous Card"
Sue My Wonderful Friend As Always Thank You For Sharing, And Producing A Terrific Video I Love Watching
Your Video's I Watch Them On You Tube Then On Your "Tremendous Blog" Which Is Truly Outstanding.
Sue I'm In Awe Of You, You Inspire Me Daily And I So Very Much Appreciate That
Take Great Care My Dear Friend.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes
Hugs To Steph Thinking Of You.....

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today. I do love your buckle cards.

Suebak said...

Love this card. At one point the colours looked ice cream - vanilla and pink. Striking. In some pics the colours were more subtle and just as lovely.

Susan x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love it. Gorgeous dies and design

Jean said...

Such pretty dies!

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous design with this faux buckle card and a very pretty colour combo

June x

Paula said...

A very pretty card today Sue, I can't wait to see how it's done, so I'm off to make a cuppa so I can sit and watch the video. :)
Hugs to all those in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, I love the pinpoint embossing folders not lucky enough to own one yet! The video was a pleasure to watch as usual.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

This one is gorgeous lovely colours and great technique xx fab video to go with it too xx love yvonnebennettxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Absolutely gorgeous card sue x blush is my favourite pink in the world and really hope you can find another supplier x I'm too frightened to use what I have left !!! Look forward to watching the video later when I get some quiet time x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Steph I can only echo what has already been said x please don't beat yourself up about things x I once spent 3 days making a perfect card for a certain family member for her to turn her nose up at it and asked if I could not afford to buy her one ! The following year I spent 10 minutes on her card complete with wonky topper , wonky layering and floppy flower . I hated it . She loved it !!! I would so love all sues dies too but usually have to wait for a special occasion x sending you a hug and hope your mojo returns soon x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card for us today, I just wish I had your creativity. Great video.
Wendyx

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue this card is so gorgeous I absolutely love it.
And what pretty colours you have used, that is another set of dies on my list.
How could I have not got these ones yet.

barbara macaskill said...

This may be faux but it is REAL pretty! LOVE the soft colors! TFS!

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, delicate colours.....love it.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty, love it xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a very soft, beautiful and elegant card.
Rolf xxx

sued99 said...

A really gorgeous card. So delicate. X

dmj said...



What a classy. elegant card today, Sue!!




Doreen x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Looks very intricate and elegant.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

Oooooh I love the detail on this one does look complicated but as always u make it look effortless.

Ladies as always thanks for the big squishy hugs that u kindly give daily.

Steph - who cares what anyone thinks it is the thought that counts. Many people dont realise the time and effort that goes into a handmade masterpiece!! I once had a few friends round to have a go at making a card from scratch. Kinda like what sue does for us on her videos. After they all had a go they realised it wasn't as simple as they had thought. Mind u we'd had a few glasses of wine before hand lol.
I bet ur caring ladies loved the fact that u went outa ur way to make a card for them. X

Love to all xxx

CraftyJo said...

Cool!

ursula said...

What a brilliant idea, looks so real....will defo try this at some stage, I just love the card...luv Ursula xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Always love your buckle cards, and this one is no exception even if it is 'Faux' x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card the pastel colours lare gorgeous and the dies are lovely.
BarbaraV

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a joy today's card is! It is beautiful. I'm in a bit of a rush today!
I've got a Children's Holiday Club next week for which I'm doing crafts! I've said this is my last year! I mean it this time!
Love to all, Myra xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good evening Sue, wow such a beautiful and pretty card. Love it, Ivy Cx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue

gr karin van eijk

gailgale said...

This card is so beautiful. I love all these dies. They are so beautiful. They look so beautiful together.
I love the colors also.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is such a pretty card. I actually have the background die, but I haven't used it yet and today's card has given me the inspiration that I need to do so. Love the effect of the oval frame from the Geneva set and also the embossing folder that you have used.

Lisbeth

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I'm intreagued to see how you do the faux buckle. I'm going to watch the video tomorrow, I've been cooking for two days making cakes for afternoon tea with friends this afternoon. They all went home with extras having sampled each of the 5 cakes plus scones strawberries and sanwhiches so I've just sat down for a rest and a doze!! Sending hugs to Elaine Andrew Tina Mick and a special hug for Tracey
Love Diane G xxx

liz spooner said...

Ooooo Sue, this buckle card is really pretty.xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I don't possess the necessary eloquence required to do this stunning design the justice it deserves....instead, I will just dribble in appreciation:-) The candy colours are positively scrumptious it is just so sad that we will be deprived of the stunning blush shade soon:-(
I am excited to say that I am the proud parent to the Swiss collection and just bought the dot matrix EF this morning on the strength of this beautiful card....I plan to blatantly, nay unashamedly , copy your gorgeous design for a very special card that I have to make this coming week or so, it's for a good friends 50th birthday, so she will need a pretty distraction on the day to take her mind off the fact that her boobs have gone south overnight:-)
I will watch this delightful demo as soon as I have the time to give it my undivided attention, today has been rather hectic with a lengthy shopping trip into Stirling on the agenda.....it always tires me out and I'm fit for nothing but watching the soaps and anything that doesn't require more than one brain cell:-) Spent far too much money, it's my nephews 5 th birthday on Sunday so I wandered around Toys r us like a cowboy without his horse, totally clueless. Boys like cars don't they? So I settled on a few Transformers that were half price....spent £20 instead of £45 so a real bargain:-) Pity I couldn't be as frugal in M&S when faced with the dessert isle:-)
I really will have to tighten my belt if I have any aspirations at spending big at Ally Pally next month:-( ah, needs must.....
Steph, we as crafters are notoriously hard on ourselves, nothing is ever good enough....unless it's created by the magnificent Sue of course....and we assume that our recipients are equally critical. This is nonsense though, most people are over the moon with anything that has been handmade with time and energy put in...one of my most memorable cards was made by my brother who had downloaded pictures of all of my cats over the years and pasted them onto a card with various embellishments, it was done by someone who didn't "do" arty stuff but it was also done with care and love which I am sure you invested in the cards for your carers. With your health problems proving a barrier at the moment, the mere fact that you managed to make anything atall is testament to your generosity and pluck so try not to disparage your efforts I'm sure they were appreciated.
Hugs to Tracy, another plucky lady who should be admiredxxx
Elaine, glad Andrew is enjoying his fishing break away, maybe you should consider a holiday away from the stress at home with your neighbour so that you are strong enough to help Andrew with his upcoming treatment, lack of sleep can be so debilitating.
June, it's good to hear that hubby isn't suffering whilst he waits for his treatment, but what on earth had you up at 4am you poor soul?
Cuddles to my bestie Yvonne, hope you're okay? The blog is a quieter, if more civilised, place without you:-)
Hugs to all my blog buddies including Beth, Rebecca, Jan, Maria, Theresa, pat, Pam, P, Frances, Wheely bad, Alison , Linda, Lorraine and anyone in need of a cuddle who is ill or caring for some onexx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

pippajb said...

Lovely delicate card. Pretty colours and love all the pearls.

Theresa Pace said...

another of your signature styles. great idea, hugs xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I do love your buckle cards so clever.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !!! This card is amazing !!! Really gorgeous !!! I love, love, love all of the Swiss collection dies you have used. I absolutely "have to make" this beautiful card. As always you have given us a fab video which for me, personally makes everything so much easier and more understandable. I love the colour combo you have chosen to. Thank you for sharing your amazing, gorgeous card and fab video today Sue.
I am sorry I was unable to comment yesterday as I was so ill, but I just wanted to say that I really love yesterday's card to. The Bargello technique is definately on my list to " try out". Such a wonderful "love" card, with fab colours and a beautiful flower !!! It looks such a happy card. I would love to make this card to. I have the "Smile" die so I think I will use that die instead. Thank you Sue for sharing it. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. just love your Buckle card today in such soft ice cream colours. It's gorgeous. Not able to watch video yet as Internet problems all day but hopefully tomorrow. I have most of these dies so hope I can improvise. Thanks x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & friends
Gorgeous card I love your buckle cards sorry I haven't whacked the video yet,
I Have been busy with Shopping & Doctor & a hospital appointment
I will watch it tomorrow.
Love & Hus Lynda Brock xx

Love & Hug's for TRACY as always.xx
Elaine Hug's for you & Andrews xx
Tina & Mick Hug's for you both xx
Wheelybad hope your ok Hug's & Cuddles for Billy xx
Hug's for all Wilsonettes xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card. Love the soft Pink.

Love Brenda xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Well this is just beautiful!!! It is so feminine and pretty.

The Swiss collection really is extra special.

Love Helen xxx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the delicate colours. I don't make buckle cards very often as I always seem to need a couple of extra hands to hold things in place while I secure the pieces. I don't have any of the dies you've used today so I'll have to see if I can get the effect with the ones I've got.
June, it's good to hear that your hubby is not in pain.
Theresa w, your wonky card story made me laugh.
Nanna Tina, hope you and Mick are ok.
Take care everyone.

SueJ said...

A really gorgeous card, love it.

Littlelamb said...

Sorry I didn't get here yesterday. Busy sewing with my granddaughter. Lovely card Sue. Hope to watch the video later. Thank you for al, your inspiration.

Vie Carter said...

Just love your buckle cards and this one is great

Vie
x

julie laz said...

Hi sue..beautiful beautiful, can't believe how many cards I've missed, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx