Monday, 5 September 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello crafters!  I pulled out the Nobles (again) for today's card offering.  I did, however, use the Lattice Stitched Frames to create the outside rectangle frame for the card.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame and attached it to a piece of  blue dusk card.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Ovals to make a multi layer white frame for the inside of the card.  I added a thin black under frame to the outside edge using the outer cutting edge from the Geneva die.  I used the decorative die from the Geneva and cut it in blue dusk card and attached the oval frame over it and placed it in the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and made a small frame for it using the inner dies in the Bern die. I added it to the centre of the oval frame.  I cut the Happy Birthday Triple line die out of both blue and black card.  I used two of the sentiment strips to add an additional accent to the top and bottom of the rectangle frame after I shadowed them with the black die cut.  The final backing layers were added out of white, blue and black to match.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous Card Sue, it's beautiful.
Elaine, you have a wonderful son, raising money for a little girls operation whilst he is waiting to start his own treatment, what a star.
Tina, hope Mick is enjoying his little treats and that they help with his weight issue, you take care too.
Tina T, have you compiled your shopping list, hope you treated Peter by asking him which die he would like lol.
June, omg you put me to shame, you are so organised, I have the dies, the magnetic sheets and the folders, only dies currently not stored in them, must get started soon.
Tracey, hope you and Graeme had a wonderful anniversary, enjoy your trip to Ireland, just think your dad will rest with his family there, but always in your heart. If you need the pills honey, take them, you have dealt with so much in such a short time and remember that you have all of us with you all of the time.
Wheely, so sorry you are not feeling great but you are a fighter, Maria too, you are not a wimp.
Hugs to all.

Jan.moogie said...

First thoughts WOW WOW WOW what a gorgeous card Sue and so so elegant too. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love these dies.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,those dies are just so useful no wonder you turn to them again and again.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Like the blue dusk colour. JJxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning crafty friend. Oh I do wish you'd stop messing with my mind. Just when I think I have my wish list prioritised you throw me a curve ball by means of this beautiful, inspirational work of art ! Now where do I place the oval dies on my list ? Above or below the Geneva, and where do I fit in the Happy Birthday perspectives amongst those additions AND your 2016 New Additions collection that we are looking forward to that there are thousands of us doing happy dances all over the world that the planet is spinning off kilter lol. Where Sue ? Where ? Lol. My brain is frying fast lol.
Well, I've just completed my first year of a new treatment and cuz I've been a good girl and let it ride over me my wonderful 'keeper' treated me to a bravery award lol it maybe one of your very first collections but it was still up there on his list of wishes - so I now have the Tuscany from the Italians set, see how determind we both are that the 'older' group won't pass us by (if we can help it) lol plus he's booked a couple of nights away for us ☺ I thought I had some beautiful gems in my accessories box, but he's the biggest (pass the bucket round ladies) lol sorry if anyone is reading this at meal time it was a bit sickly wasn't it lol, oh well. So my frying brain and I will leave you with a daily hug even after that curve ball hit me, and hope you have a beautiful day, I think I maybe visiting this sample multiple times today as it's so easy on the eye to keep looking at xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a WOW card and right up my street. The colours are beautiful and i love all the noble dies but my favourite at the moment is the swiss dies but then they are all my favourite dies at some time lol. Have a great week.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
I really love all the double pierced shapes and ovals and circles are on my wish list. x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. What a gorgeous card to start the week. That blue dusk card is also beautiful. Marion S x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card ideal for a male.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Netty The Runner said...

Love this card Sue, would be a good one for a man I think.
Annette x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love this colour combination

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the way you've used the different frames.
Tracy, belated anniversary wishes to you both and I hope you enjoy your trip. Stephanie, you certainly have a gem in Andy. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue

Love it - love - love it! It's such a nice card.
Anne M xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful card today again Sue, the Swiss collection is so lovely, I have so far resisted and with the new ones coming out must hold that resolve lol !!
Muriel x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card,I used the happy birthday die on one of the cards for the 70th ones I've just finished
Mick has dozed off again so thought I'd pop on now while I've got 5 minutes
Big hugs to everyone
Happy crafting
Love and hugs all round
Love Tina xxxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Gorgeous card Sue
I must try this, I think it would look lovely with craft card
Pat x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful so is the papers

Debs Cards xxx

carol quinn said...

Wow another stunner

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card and I love the blue colour you have used. Thanks for the congrats messages yday. Appreciated.

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty. xxx

Debra K. said...

I don't know why but this card just doesn't do it for me today. I like the colours and it's a good card design. Hey ho, I must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed as my lovely mum used to say when I was being awkward. Debra x

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
WOW another beautiful card, how versatile your dies are Sue. We all need a never ending pocket to get every set you design or a sugar daddy lol!!
Peter had a restless night, up every two hours so this morning I am tired!!!!
Still waiting for a treatment plan!!!!
Love and crafty hugs,
Tina T xxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card & great dies. Yvonne xx

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card I like the blue dusk.
Congratulations on your September release of dies xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx Hazel

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love all the frames, which you always do perfectly.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

dmj said...

Morning all; what a lovely card, could be used for all ages, men or women, more dies to add to my list!!!!!

Doreen x

Jackie Trinder said...

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

PharmacyMichele said...

WOW-stunning card. Love the design & the colours.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely card today Sue, could easily be used as a male card.

I wrote a long post late on yesterdays blog and covered everything, so will just say sending lots of hugs to everyone who needs them today.

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

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a fantastic design you've done on this card. The blue dusk is lovely but I can just imagine it in a variation of colors. Can't wait to give it a try.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and colour. love Jean Z xxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card to start the week love the colour combination.
Have a good day .xx

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome dies! Love this pretty card!

auscrafts said...

Love this card

Jan on the Fosse said...

Lovely card Sue x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Interesting design - good ideas here for a male card.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Annie Pennington said...

Really pretty card today Sue. I love the soft colour. Those stitched noble dies are fab.

Hoping to get a card made today for oldest Grandson's birthday. Can't believe he's 20. The years have flown by so quickly.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Annie P

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely card today with your beautiful dies. A very neat and tidy card and would look great in any colour choice. Sending you best wishes

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A great unisex card design, I love the colour combo. X

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the card and adore the Oval Die, Like the Circle Die I use it all the time, now I see you have designed B sets to go with them ....Oh Dear I think I might neeeed them aswell.
Thinking of you Wheely !!!!!!!!!
Love Marg

Chris Curry said...

Another great card Sue. Suitable for men and women. Very smart. Thank you. Xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I can never see too many cards using the Noble dies because they are my all time favourites. I am saving like mad to own the oval and round sets they are at the top of my loooong list lol! Now the stitched frame dies are added up there as well. Today's card is gorgeous I love the colour combination and of course the dies used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great colours.
B xx

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card Sue a real eye catcher today love the noble dies im slowly getting them all I think there so versatile and useful
Hope everyone is well all those that need it sending love and healing hugs to them

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Love all the framing on this card and the Geneva die set really comes into it's own giving some pretty detail inside the pierced ovals and as a backing to them too - it is on the wish list already and I've just added the triple line HB die - really like how you've used it here to give borders top and bottom...


Anonymous said...

Really lovely card, Sue, pretty blue and a great design. As always, love the shadowing.
Bejay, your Minnim sounds gorgeous - all kittens have mad dash-around times, so funny.
My three hand-rears still here - the people who had them booked for adoption (friends) suddenly took in four adults from someone who was being evicted and more in need, so we're still enjoying the crazy antics - and huge amounts of loving - now four months old, so very attached to them lol ho hum. Little thin Beauty amazingly still with us and happy, but still no further forward with diagnosis. She's always cuddling up to her big long-haired tabby buddy Tarquin, he's 5 times her size and weight and he takes his guardian role very seriously!
Tracy, hope you and Graeme had a good anniversary day. Not surprising you have low days, try to enjoy your trip to Ireland with your Dad for the last time, a special journey.
Hugs to all, especially our Wheely, Maria, Julie, Steph and the twosome.

'P' in Wales

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great framing, love the way you used the sentiment, lovely colour

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely design & colour, really like the oval dies,
Best wishes
Karen M

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour of this and as the others say it would make a great fellas card.
Wow I've seen your new dies!!! Can't wait to see what you've done with them!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I am so impressed with the Geneva die I must add it to my wish list. .Thanks Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Anne said...

The Noble dies are so useful. What a great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Scottydog said...

Just love the simplicity of this card Sue. This will be ideal for a man, nothing fussy. Thank you Sue.
Can't wait to see the samples of your next collection.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card, I particularly like this shade of blue. Really need the oval die, but then I really need the circle die. !!!!

Love Rosemarie X X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card, love everything about it. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Further to my comment yesterday, I will also have to think about getting some of the triple line dies as they are just so useful - my wish list just keeps getting longer and longer. Stunning card today, love the colour combination.


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a wet Monday morning, a really beautiful card this morning, love the design and the colouring. hugs Shirleyx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, the colour combination reminds me of wedgewood. Like the look of the ovals, they make a beautiful frame don't they. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina sorry Peter has had a bad night, hope the treatment plan gets sorted soon. Have a joint nap later, will do you both the world of good. Xxx
Tina mick will enjoy his treats. I hope you get time to rest too xxx
Elaine sending hugs to you and Andrew - how's your noisy neighbour xxx
Tracey on my sweetheart you have been through so much and it looks like this is going to be a stressful month. Take the pills they will make you feel better in the long run. Happy anniversary, enjoy the trip to Ireland with your auntie. Your dad will enjoy his last ferry ride. Sending big hugs xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely design, and thank you for sharing. The inspiration will come in handy because I have 3 male birthdays coming up! And none of them are in touch with each other, so I could even make the same one for them all :-)

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty this is sue the ovels are just brilliant love them yes sue this card is a masterpiece the word sums it up for me thank you love June Horrocks xxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the colour combination and the way you have shadowed the Happy Birthday.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, nice card, it would be great for males or females depending on colour choices.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card it looks so neat.

Pam ,Andrew enjoyed yesterday over 800 bikers turned out to donate and ride , was a sight to behold , they will have the amount raised later this week.

Tina T , Hope you can perhaps have a little nap today when Peter does ? sending you hugs.

Nanna Tina , Mick is doing well , eating for Britain as my lovely Mum used to say.

June , Hope you can sort out your Die storage . x

Wheely bad , Gentle hugs coming your way.

Thank you all for your good wishes
Take care and big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card today, I ordered the stitched lattice frame die and hope it arrives today then I could possibly make a version of this but without the noble ovals as they are still on the wish list.
Sending big hugs to Wheelybad, Maria, Nanna Tina, Tina T wishing you all a better day
Steph you have a gem in Andy, hope the new treatment has helped
Norah missing you hope you're ok

Hugs and best wishes everyone

sandy acland said...

A lovely card.

Sandy (tort)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card.

Paula said...

Oh, I really love this card Sue! Maybe something to do with it being in one of my favourite colours do you think? Not really, but it helps lol.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. Lovely dies and colours, I think this would make a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card that would be well received by any gender. Not sure if I could resist adding a flower or two though for girly girl friends lol.

Steph - you have a polished diamond there, look after him :-)
'P' - how good of your friends to take in 4 adults who will undoubtedly be uncertain and apprehensive having been uprooted from their home. At least you get to enjoy the kittens for a while longer. Beauty and Tarquin sound the perfect pairing, I expect she uses his long fur as a blanket :-)
Elaine - what a selfless thing Andrew is doing and well done to all the riders involved.

Apart from Sue's card it is a dull, damp and dreary morning but I have lots to do so had better get a wriggle on. Wishing everyone a good week.


SueJ said...

This is a lovely card, love that blue card it always looks so clean and crisp.

Yorks butterfly said...

Fabulous card Sue, Love the Stitched Lattice Frame, so versatile

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I do like the dies you have used and the colours.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

I think today's card is truly gorgeous, love it

June x


Really like this one Sue. Thanks for the inspiration. X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Really nice card love how you have used several dies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, so clean looking.
Rosemary xx

hettygarlick said...

A very classy card. I love the colours too.

sued99 said...

Stunning card. I love this colour combo!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card I love the combination of dies you've used!I particularly like the Swiss collection
My June you have been busy sorting your dies I font have as many as you but I try to keep mine in folders I like the tonic ones too but I wish they didn't put those poppers on the large folders they really cut down how many folders you can fit into the file.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card I love the combination of dies you've used!I particularly like the Swiss collection
My June you have been busy sorting your dies I font have as many as you but I try to keep mine in folders I like the tonic ones too but I wish they didn't put those poppers on the large folders they really cut down how many folders you can fit into the file.

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card to start the week. It is rather gloomy here in Devon at the moment so hopefully will improve later.

Suebak said...

Great card. The colours do it for me particularly the subtle and effective use of the darker card behind the oval centre and behind the wording. Thanks.

Susan x

Leanne said...

So beautiful!

ursula said...

A superb card Sue, It looks so stunning when you shadow the wording...I have just purchased your double stitched circles and ovals, so will be putting them to good use soon....luv Ursula xx

Eunice said...

I love this card. I really think the shadowing makes the card POP! Thanks for the idea Sue.

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is a "sharp" looking card today and one I think would be perfect for a masculine card.

Catherine Giordano said...

Just loved it; striking as soon as you lay eyes on it!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love all the nobles. Great card with great lines.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Must remember this one when I have a male card to do. Thank you for sharing this.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours.

Barbara (C) said...

Great card for a male!

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous, I love it.
D x

barbara macaskill said...

Awesome masculine (or feminine) card!! LOVE the Happy Birthday die and the colors are lovely! TFS!

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautifulllllllllll Sue

gr karin van eijk

Anonymous said...

I love the neat "clean" look of this pretty blue and white card


lritchie said...

Hi Sue, this could be used for either a female or male and it isn't too fussy.

Lori from Canada

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, I do like the colours.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue this is lovely sometimes less is more.xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Love the card today Sue, so clean and clear looking,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Dawn Holben said...

OOH sue this is gorgeous, i love the whole design especially
with the happy birthday across the top and bottom.
Definately one of my favourites.

Theresa Pace said...

love the colour combo. works so well. great use of the birthday strip, hugs xx

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,love the dies and the birthday strip ,Laura O

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Oh wow. Love it. Blue dusk, perspectives, ovals (got to get set B). Fantastic card. Great for those awkward blokey cards and as other people have said could be girlied up with some of your beautiful flowers x
Getting very jittery knowing that there must be a launch any day now. All this excitement is a strain. A launch and Ally Pally and of course my on going relationship with my precious pixie powders x
I would also add Laine's stay to that list as a week tomorrow there will be absolutely no turning back but I'm not sure how I feel. Don't think excitement is the right word. Lol x
June - I don't mind lowering myself to answer the door. I may be royalty now but it wasn't that long ago that I was as common as you. Lol. Protocol isn't all it's cracked up to be. I won't forgot my roots. Hugs x
Nanna Tina - male cards are a struggle at the best of times but 6 or 7 for the same man - hats off to you. Glad Mick's appetite is still good. Hugs x
Lynda - under the stairs - now there's a thought. Good idea - thanks for that. Very Harry Potter. My boys are 18 and 24. Steve died 30th December 2010. He was only 49. Big shock. Very unexpected. The boys found him in the garden. It was a really tough time and still is hard but life goes on. My outlook on life has changed so much and I find joy in the little things, like pixie powders - lol. Don't take things for granted like I used to. Family and friends are the most precious things in the world and a good (and rather wicked) sense of humour vital. Many amusing tales to tell about Steve's ashes but I'll save them for another time. Hugs x
Maria - Laine a princess??!! I think not. She is far too common but allowing her to stay will keep me grounded. Hope your aches and pains ease but I don't think there's much hope for your mind. Lol. Hugs x
Wheely - I'm glad you managed some crafty play time. It's good therapy. Hugs x
Tina T - sorry Peter had a rough night. I hope things are better tonight. Hugs x
Tracy - completely forgot to wish you and Graeme Happy Anniversary yesterday. Hope you are having a lovely time in Ireland. Hugs x
Elaine - glad the fundraiser went well. Brilliant news. Hugs x
Laine - where are you partner?? Hope you're OK. Fingers crossed you'll be up for a chat tomorrow. Not long now hun and you will be in the presence of someone with a bit of class - how on earth will you cope??!! Hugs x
OK folks off to watch Cold Feet. Was a huge fan back in the day so have really been looking forward to its' return.
Lots of love to everyone specially Pam, P, Fluffy, Lorraine, Myra, Maureen and Deb C.
Take care
Happy thoughts
Crafty hugs
Princess P

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Love it x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card sue x the blue dusk is lovely x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This card is just beautiful !!! Soooo pretty. I love my Noble Oval dies and my beloved Swiss collection. Such fantastic dies, all of them. I do like your "happy birthday" tripple dies. They look great backed with a black shadow. I had a choice last week between buying the blue dusk or the duck egg blue cardstock and I bought the duck egg blue !!! It looks like I will need to get the blue dusk now to !!! I can't wait to see what cards you make using your brand new dies. They are all gorgeous Sue. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card card today. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Julie Elli said...

Your Noble dies are the best "go to" dies on the market! My absolute favourites.
Big hug
Julie Elli

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I LOVE this card it really sings to me. Love everything about it.
I also could not live without your frame dies. These days thay are the go to dies.they just Frame. (Sorry) my cards beautifully.

Love Brenda xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
Love Todays card my favourite colours
your Noble dies are brilliant I haven't got the ovel yet but just bought the circle ones love them.
Thank you love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY I hope you & Graeme had a good Anniversary. Sending you both Hug's xxx

WheelyBad pleased you managed a little crafting sending your daily Hug's '& Billy's cuddles xx

Princess Pixie how awful for your sons finding their Dad like. It must have been a dreadful shock for all of you.
You have a great outlook on life now & your boys are a credit to you Hug's.
Now I didn meen put Laine in a cupboard I ment below stairs like Upstairs Downstairs but if you think the cupboard is better so be it. HaHa. Love Lynda xx

Now MARIA your not a wimp my friend sending you special Hug's xx

Hug's for ELAINE & ANDREW TINA& MICK TINA & PETER & anyone else who needs a Hug xx

karenlotty said...

Love the card I treated myself to the triple Happy Birthday and still haven't used it! Must "play" harder!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

It's really late and I need to sleep but couldn't not comment on such a beautiful card. Just gorgeous. I am eagerly awaiting the lattice stitched frame dies that I've ordered. Love all the dies used on this card. Sorry have to give in, my bed beckons. Goodnight.

Love Helen xxx

DeCor said...

A really great card today. Sorry I am a bit late commenting. I especially love the Bern die. Another one for the wish list.

Linda Graham said...

Love the little letters from the triple happy birthday die so useful,nice card,thank you,Linda x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

A fabulous card love everything including the colours.

Well we arrived in Ireland yesterday and I ended up with an ins attack must've been the excitement lol. Out in the middle of nowhere so signal is pretty dodgy. But it's smashing having a change of scenery.

Love to all x

Tracy Stitt said...

Ibs attack not ins lol

Vie Carter said...

lovely card


Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours you have used, lovely layers X X X

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well I do so love today's card it is right up my street
Everything just works one I think will be repeated in one way or another
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, love everything about this. The dies are fantastic of course and the colours are beautiful.
Di B.x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, the layout of this card is fantastic, and such a great way to use the triple line dies. Bx