Monday, 29 August 2016

Heartfelt Thanks

Hello crafters!  Today's card was a demo on my last Hochanda shows, but in case you didn't see it, I will take you through the steps to make it.  I cut the Swiss Background die out of wisteria card.  I added a black card backing to it and cut away the two longer sides to use as borders here.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card using the Dot Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder and added the borders to the edge with mounting foam.  I added that piece to a larger piece of coconut white card, leaving a clean unembossed edge on the outside of the borders.  For the focal element, I cut the outer die in the Geneva set out of wisteria card.  I cut the inside die from the set out of black card and glued the outer piece to it.  I added mounting foam to the centre of the die cut and around the edges where the wisteria cut was and added it to the centre of the card.  I cut a Bern die out of white and glued it horizontally across the centre. I stamped my sentiment in black and created a small wisteria and black frame for it.  I added a hint of sparkle by using Diamond Snow on the thin white frame which surrounds the sentiment.  I completed the card with white, wisteria and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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115 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, lovely
Elaine, you are having a.poor time at the moment, hope you are feeling better today.. I'm happy to hear that Andrew is doing well too.
Tina T, it's good to hear Peter is more comfortable and settled. It is such a worry waiting for results and treatments to start.
Tina and Mick, big hugs, miss you and hope you are coping okay.
Laine, yes I'm definitely a morning bird, always wake about 4 ish but haven't yet resorted to Nana naps as my daughter calls them, during the day. Yvonne, I can imagine a horde of Wilsonettes meeting together, lovely.
Hugs to all

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love the card but not sure about the colours
You explain things so well
Pat x

auscrafts said...

Love all the dies used for this card

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card again today, Happy Bank Holiday Monday. Just love how all the different dies co-ordinate so well.
Peter was a little bit brighter yesterday and he and I thank you all for the kind thoughts.
Love and crafty hugs.
Tina T xxxx

Anonymous said...

Like design of the card Sue , but like Patricia not sure on colour.JJxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a really great embossed background love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely card, I must have missed this episode on Hochanda, I don't think I have all the dies you have used but I certainly like the borders, the wisteria colour card and the embossing folder (yes got that one), anyway you are a winner with me on this one.

Tina T - Hope Peter continues to progress, it is always easier once they take the catheter out, then once the kidney drain comes out he will feel even better still, how is he coping with this hot weather.

Tracy - I can imagine the red hair, it still seems all the range, but silver white does it for me now.

Elaine and Yvonne, shame we could not have met up at Ally Pall as I will be going on the Saturday, I found that when I went on the Sunday they didn't have what I wanted, so try and get there early on Saturday, get the things on my list and then start searching for anything else I really, really need...............ha ha......and of course lots of chatting, and hugging, I love it.

Elaine and Andrew, Tina and Mick and anyone else who has been poorly, I am wishing you well.

I had a chill out day yesterday but did manage to update my spreadsheets of the dies I had recently purchased - this is the only way I can keep track of what I have got, I also cut out some Christmas items from silver mirri and put them in a bag ready to use, might do some more of that today unless I get distracted.

Have a great Bank Holiday Monday everyone.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, Loving the colours. Yvonne xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Stunning card. I've bought the dot matrix embossing folder. It's a fave already!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, it's great how you've used part of the background die as borders. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card once again. Have a nice day. Hugs Jo xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful card today, love the dies and embossing folder though unfortunately don't have any of them.,
I ordered the rest of the New Zealand collection and am waiting for them to arrive, can't wait to try some of your samples with them Sue.
I have had a few days away, it rained a couple of days but really lovely spring like weather for the rest, it was so relaxing, now back to reality - and hopefully start some Christmas cards lol !!
hugs
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A lot of loveliness going on today, but all snuggle in so comfortably together. A beautiful start to our week, Heartfelt Thanks. Hope you noticed my reply yesterday 're the Get Well Soon stamp by Sam for CE. But I need to thank you for reminding ME that I actually have that collection lol. I just don't have the available space to keep every single stamp I've gathered over the years all in one place, but I just knew that I'd got a stamp by the company with that Sentiment, I dare say it's been put to bed now to retire, it's at least 3 years old I would guess, maybe you will find a sheet of those sentiment stamps snoozing in the corner of CE warehouse just waiting to be loved again lol.
Market was pants yesterday thanks to the bank holiday and holiday season in general, so the foot fall was minimal, but I still managed to sell so it wasn't a complete waste, although I didn't quite cover the cost of the table, those that did but we're happy so what the heck ☺
Hope you have an enjoyable day Sue whatever your plans maybe xxx

tracy w said...

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

Netty The Runner said...

Another fab creation Sue. Roll on Ali Pali.
Annette x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab cad Sue. Love the whole look.

Debra K. said...

Like the card design but not the colours of this card although it would make a good sympathy card in those colours. Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you.
Take care all and have a great bank holiday, Kitty.

Barbara (C) said...

Great card and I think the centre panel would work on a smaller card blank too.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card and I particularly like the look of the Dot Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder-another one for my wishlist!!x

anne mather said...

Morning Sue
Love the card today. Love the colours and the style.
Anne M xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, subtle colours look very elegant x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful elegant card, love the pinpoint dot matrix embossing.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, stunning card today. The colours are fabulous too.
BarbaraV

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Michele

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue love the style of the card its very elegant.
Have a happy day xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card, loving the colour palette.
Have had a very damp weekend in my little corner of Somerset, so was a delight to wake up to full sunshine. Hope it lasts, I still have some leaf shredding to do with my new machine, maybe this afternoon.

However you are spending today, I hope your day is good to you.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, looks very elegant x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, pretty and elegant card this morning. The wisteria card is such a pretty colour. Have a good day everyone, love and hugs to all, Alison xx

DeCor said...

Lovely card Sue. Really like the way you used the edges of the background to use as accents. Dot matrix is one of my favourites of your embossing folders. Love this card. Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

Chris Curry said...

A very smart card Sue, thank you. Xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great arrangement of dies

Scottydog said...

Lovely card & love the colour combination. I would be more than happy sending this to a man in my life as it is a nice clear cut card, nothing fussy about it. Thank you Sue.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,glad to say I am back!!Oh I have missed the internet . Such a lovely looking card today Sue. I must add wisteria card to my list for Ally Pally. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, really like the layout and how all the dies combine.
Sorry about your market, Steph, I used to do a lot and it was all so up and down attendance wise, with all the carting involved it became a chore. When it was good it was really good but........
Hugs and happy wishes to all.

'P' in Wales

Anne said...

Love the way you have created the borders from another die, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card Sue I don't have all the dies but Iam slowly building my collection up but I get so much inspiration from you thank you, sad I cant get to Ally Pally as Iam on holiday then before I go into Hospital for my operation,it would have been lovely to meet some of you, maybe next time
Have a lovely Bank holiday all
Sharon
xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love your card today. Fabulous colour combo and beautiful use of your dies :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Beautifully done, all the elements work really well together, including the Swiss Background borders and the little touch of sparkle around the sentiment...

Izzy

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, I really like those boarders, I must admit I overlook some of them, really should cut some out just to have a play with. Hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
Love Diane G xxx
Just had a text from my daughter to say she has arrived back in Scotland. We put her on the overnight bus last night and after 12 hours she's arrived at Edinburgh then will travel back to Aberdeen with her friend in a couple of days. It's so far away and we won't see her until Christmas but she's loving uni and that's what counts. Yvonne perhaps you could suggest this as a form of travel as at least you would have a quiet time the next day!!!
Tina good to hear Peter was brighter yesterday xxx
Elaine I'm glad Andrews appetite is returning, I hope your medication starts to work soon. Xxx
Tracey the red hair sounds good, never been that brave, stick with the grey though as your Graeme sounds like he's a real sweetie xxx
Tina and Mick sending hugs xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Beautiful card today, love the dies and embossing folder, I really like the Swiss Die!
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card , loving all the layers and dies .

Pam,, yes i feel much better today thank you ,Andrew is planning to go fishing again today then taking the good wife out to Dinner .

Tina T, Pleased to hear Peter was brighter .

June, you sound so organised , i may just follow your lead and start cutting mirri today ready for those Christmas cards.

Lots of hugs to all have a lovely day.
Elaine H X

June Horrocks said...

I saw the demo sue it was brill and the outcome well speaks for itself stunning !!!!!!!
Thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design and the dies are amazing. Have a wonderful Bank Holiday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, love the layering of the dies.
Lydia
X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Saw the demo in one of your shows - that hour always flashes by because you make everything so interesting and give brilliant tips, too.
I loved the card then and love it now - the EF is on my wish list, just PERFECT for smaller cards, too.
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card . love Jean Z xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful card I missed that demo but hopefully I will pick it up when I watch my recorded ones. hugs Shirleyxxxx

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card
Carol

Val Jones said...

Beautiful Sue. My kind of card.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another elegant card today, love the colours and what you do with your dies. The embossing folder shows up so well - another one needed! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Truly Wonderful Friend Sue,
Awesome Card, I Love The Exceptional Colour Combination
The White/Black/Wisteria Just So Very Beautiful Together.
I So Truly Love The Extremely Exquisite Dot Matrix Pinpoint
Embossing Folder.
The Detail Is Just Outstanding!!!!
I Love The Use Of Tremendous Dies Today's Card Is Truly
Opulent Rich And Very Beatiful In Everyway.
I Appreciate All That You Do.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Such A Truly Remarkable Card
With Us,
Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

Kate's Cards said...

A lovely card and that wisteria card is such a delicate colour. xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have the Swiss Background die but have been a bit apprehensive about how to use it without making a card that looks a bit too busy. It looks really pretty here when used as a border. Love the colours today.

Lisbeth

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card today. I think I really need the Dot Matrix folder.

Love Rosemarie X X

Beryl Treble said...

A lovely card Sue.

Suemac said...

An elegant card

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, so much detail on this card from the embossing folder and the die cuts love from Jackie xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card today, really like the embossing folder.
Love to all who are ill or in pain and their carers.
Maureen xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

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


Debs Cards xxx

julie laz said...

Woo woo I'm back,
hi sue, What a beautiful card today,
hope everyone is fit and well big hugs Julie laz xxx

SueJ said...

Thank you Sue for the photos and detailed explanation, really helpful.
Love this card, very elegant.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely gentle card today and one that would be suitable for almost any occasion. Love the EF and wisteria card.

Steph - sorry the market was pants, it is ages since I heard that expression and it made me smile :-)

It seems as though all our poorly Wilsonettes are improving which is good news. I am going out now to give the doctor more of my blood - I think there must be a touch of Vincent Price in all of them :-)

Have a happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone.

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lots of intricate detail and I love the colour combination.

dmj said...




I do like that wisteria colour and the card is superb!!!!



Doreen x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, stunning and intricate, love it all. Bx

Paula said...

An unusual card today Sue, and very useful for the men in our lives. It's in my favourite colours too, so I'm bound to like it! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

I love every aspect of this card

June x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I really like this border die. I can see it done in red as hearts, in orange as pumpkins and in gold as little crowns! Is that just me?! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Great card today. Lovely use of the Swiss borders of.

Love Helen xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Bente Sørflaten said...

So pretty, very elegant!

Leanne said...

Very elegant card!

Laura O' Connor said...

beauty ,love all the delicate layers,Laura O

Lynn Dalby said...

hello Sue.

Very pretty, lovely colour combination and I really like the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x I love everything about it x have no idea why but I don't remember your demo and definately watched your shows so thankyou for putting this on your blog its stunning x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. The embossing folder you have used is my new favourite. SueL x

Sue MacFall said...

Aren't the pinpoint embossing folders beautiful - just love them. This card is another great one.
Many thanks,
Sue M

~Kathy said...

Gorgeous combination of layers and personally, I love the wisteria color... don't know why so many comments have mentioned they're "not sure" about it... whatever that means... it's subtle and beautiful I think... thanks for so generously sharing your talents with us!
~Kathy (Orlando FL)

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue.

gr karin van eijk

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a very elegant card, I think it would look even better in the flesh! (if you know what I mean)
Love all of these dies and the embossing folder, it just all comes together so beautifully.

Love and hugs Brenda XXX

barbara macaskill said...

Elegant and timeless! I absolutely love all the different textures happening on this card! It really draws you in and makes you want to sit and gaze at it for hours!! TFS!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Well, we seem to be all in agreement - it's a beauty! The colours are beautiful, the clever use of the dies and the strategic use of black!!
Thank you!
It's a beautiful day here - lovely sunshine - hope it spreads nationwide! Also if you aren't in the UK I hope you have a lovely day too. Lovely days are rarer here you see!!
Yvonne and Laine - Maureen and I will be the two flies on the wall with duck tape over their mouth. It's the only way we would stay quiet!! I hope you have a great time - a little concerned about Sue though! Lol.
Frances - hope you have some blood left!!
Elaine - more fishy tales coming up!! So pleased Andrew is so well that he can go and enjoy it!
Tina - Glad Peter is a little better. Hope you have more good news today.
Enjoy the holiday everyone !
Pam - I'm not a morning person either - just ask Maureen!!!
Love to all, Myra x

Suzzette Yandle said...

The use of the Wisteria card is always a favorite for me. Lots of layers on this card!

karenlotty said...

Lovely effect with all of the layers and that wisteria is a beautiful colour

gailgale said...

This card is really lovely. I love all the ways that you use the dies and put them together. It really helps me to know that they can go together so well in all kinds of ways. I have bought a lot of your die lately. I absolutely love them, and I love all your exexamples. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and your beautiful work with all of us.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful layering and textures!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. And crafty friends.

Lovely card as always. I do remember this one. I love adding little frames now I have the know how lol.

Pixie powder are still sealed. Yesterday I had a low day and couldn't be bothered doing anything.
And today I've been out in garden reading my book and pottering around as its too nice to be indoors.

I also went into work to return my uniform as it was too wee for me due to my expanding waistline lol another is on its way from the depot so I have something that fits when I'm due to return. Have docs on wed so will see how things go X

Love to all xx

Suebak said...

A lovely card Sue. I just purchased the tree pinpoint embossing folder and now would like the Matrix pinpoint embossing folder. Must look at the Geneva dies more closely as that die set also looks interesting. Thanks.

Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love all the layers.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. The colour combination is lovely.

Annie P
xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card !! I bought the Geneva die at the weekend (and two others), after asking John what die he had used on his sneak peeks with the pinpoint detail, I love this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the card and the colours used, like the Heather we have been walking through today

Nana on the Hill said...

I love everything in this card, what more can l say!

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
I remember your demo on Hochanda and of cvourse it meant that I had to order the Swiss Collection!!
Beautiful but it looks more like grey/silver in this picture. That said I think it would be equally gorgeous in many shades.
The outer edge of the Geneva die is gorgeous and adds such a wonderful finishing touch. Thanks Sue x
Well folks I have some fantastic news. George is back home. He came round yesterday afternoon and him and Jake had a long chat and it would appear that they have managed to sort out their differences. They were talking for ages. I wasn't with them but waited nervously wondering if it would be pistols at dawn or bare knuckle fighting!! Thankfully after an anxious wait on my part George came and told me that they had had a good heart to heart and he was moving back.
He didn't stay last night but came back this afternoon and I have to say the boys have been getting on famously. You would think that there had never been a problem.
I real!y hope that this 'glitch', albeit a rather big one, is a one off and harmony with the usual brother disagreements will be the order of the day x
I cannot tell you how delighted I am and it has been a lovely afternoon with the 3 of us together and the mood was just perfect.
It has been quite exhausting being so incredibly happy and in honour of the prodigal sons return I decided to buy myself a pressie to celebrate. I decided to treat myself to the rest of the colours in the range of pixie powders. Just call me Princess Pixie, lol x
I am really sorry folks but I will catch up on everyone's news tomorrow. Jokes aside I am really tired and am going to have a bath and then head off to bed.
I hope everyone has had a lovely day.
Loads of love to everyone
Take care
Happy thoughts
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful and intricate card Sue,

thank you,

Pearl xx

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue. Love your card today. Love all the layers.xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love all the different layers and dimension. Paid a visit to Craftworld in Glasgow and spent a fortune on your xmas dies and Creative Expression goodies. I am so glad I don't live near that shop as I would be penniless very quickly!!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! This card is stunning !!! Soooo beautiful !!! I am definately going to make my own version of this one !!! I love your idea of using the background die to make the borders. What a fab idea !!! I love the Geneva and the Bern dies. The whole of the Swiss collection are my new favourite dies. I just LOVE them all !!! I like the colours you have used but they don't seem to show up to well on my iPad. I can use my imagination though. I think this card would look equally great in other colour combinations to. I ordered my tickets for Saturday's 17th of September Alley Palley today. I am looking forward to meeting up with other WIlsonettes there if any one is interested. Thank you for sharing your stunning card today Sue. Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

sued99 said...

Very elegant card. I like it a lot!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another lovely card. So glad you decided to show it again
Wendy

Dragonsnap2 said...

Very early start and long day today so missed leaving a comment until now.
Fabulous card again Sue. Thanks for sharing.
D x

Eunice said...

This is a very striking card Sue, love the color combination and love the Swiss dies. Thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card. I love the Swiss collection, use this collection to make Wedding and Anniversary cards because the heart die cut look very romantic. Beautiful colours and layout. Will try and make this one for a silver anniversary i have coming up and put my own twist on it.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Like the colour. Thanks for sharing this with us.

barbara macaskill said...

How sweet!! This is such a darling card! I love the shaker element and those flowers are so sweet! This would also be a great card for a winter baby shower or birth announcement! LOVE it! TFS!

Susan White said...

Love this card and I'm busy playing catch up today as we've had such a busy few days! The layers and textures are so complex, but it's just beautiful! Susan x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card your pinpoint embossing folders are exquisite X X X

Vie Carter said...

Just fab

Vie
x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue. And all your crafty crew
Another beautiful card Sue No change there eh. Lol
Love the design and the colour combo
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx