Sunday, 11 December 2016

Double Swiss Background Sunday

Good Sunday morning all!  The Swiss Background is being showcased for today's double day!  For the first card, I cut the background in papyrus card and backed it in black, then cut thee centre of it out.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame I created.  I cut the Stitched Lattice frame die in both white and black and offset the black as a shadow.  I mounted the frame over it.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky self adhesive sheet, coated it in Diamond Sprinkles and then added the entire piece to a white glittered backing card.  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with the oval from the Swiss tag.  I cut the decorative part of the tag in both white and black and offset them for another shadow.  I mounted the tags in the centre of the frame with the sentiment added to them.  The card was completed with white, papyrus and black mats and small flatback pearls around the frame.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two is a stair step card using the same background die.  Generally I tend to recess rather than mount upwards, but every once in awhile, the mood just strikes to do it differently!  I cut the Swiss Background in white and backed it with a piece of dusty rose card (from my stash).  I cut the next size in white, backed in dusty rose and added it with mounting foam to the centre.  Finally I cut the smallest die in the set in white and backed it in rose and added it with mounting foam.  I stamped my sentiment, covered it with a small piece of self adhesive sheet.  I cut the Swiss tag in white and backed  it in white then cut the centre.  I added mounting foam and added it over my sentiment after removing the backing paper. I sprinkles Diamond Snow into the opening to glitter the sentiment and added the tag horizontally across the background.  I used the Exquisite Poppy set to make three flowers and added them in the corner with Heart Sprays as accents.  White and rose mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 3/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Iris Harbourne!!!
Dorothy Macdonald!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful cards Sue. Both lovely.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Tina, I am so saddened to hear that you have lost Mick, you have both fought so hard to get him better. You were there for him every step of the way and he knew that, he is at peace now. I pray you and the family can take some consolation from that. Thinking of you all.
Elaine, I'm so happy that Andrew has passed the half way mark, he did right to treat himself and Helen, the news was a treat for you too.
Tina, good news about Peter, glad the staff were there for you both.
I was happy to do the collection for Barbara, she is closest to myself and Gary on the team, which was why I wanted him to do the sentiment inside the card, made it more personal. The card is just normal size for the team as there is also an office collection with a big card.
Tracey I always thought I would retire at 60 but now 68 and still like working, at least I like the Work and colleagues but the management, well say no more.
To all poorly, sad colleagues, I send lots of hugs and still plenty for the whole blog.

DeCor said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue. Love the way they look so different. Have a good Sunday.

DeCor said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue. Love the way they look so different. Have a good Sunday.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards to start the day, I think the second one edges it for me but I can't fathom why! Congratulations to this week's winners.
Nanna Tina, so sorry for your loss. Pam, I hope Barbara can enjoy her last few days at work, without the bosses upsetting her. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards Thank you.
congratulations to the game winners.
To all the Wilsonettes take care all Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards I really love the Swiss background die.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
The dusky pink card is my favourite of today's cards but only just. Both are beautiful.
Thank you
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. A delightful double Swiss day that's for sure and if that's what happens with a change of craft mood, then be my guest, exquisite Sue that's all I have to say, exquisite. The first looks powerful, could be sent to a male friend, the second, I've made my thoughts known about your second card, you don't just take the bull by the horns when you feel like a change up, you take the full herd and go for it and I'm glad you showed us this change of style mood, I'm sure we'll see a few more 'uppers' than 'downers' on the beautiful follower based Facebook group since showing this today especially from a certain talented Beverly !
Many congrats to the 3 winning ladies today enjoy your gift.
Tina - I've read all your up's and down's over the past few months and although I've never left a comment my thoughts have been with you, but no more than they are today after reading Pam's message to you, none of the usual comments that people say at this difficult add time, just "my thoughts are with you at the worst time in your life"

My usual hugs are heading your way Sue, and hope that you have a good day, maybe another change of style mood may hit you lol xxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love both the cards today and can't choose between them.
Tina, so sorry to hear your news after such a long battle.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting.
D xx

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards,love the first.
Congratulations to the winners.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 stunning cards today, both amazing so I am not going to choose between them.

Congrats to all the winners.

Tina, words cannot express how so very sorry I am to learn that you have lost your wonderful Mick, he fought so hard but alas he lost his battle with this awful disease, he is at peace and no longer suffering. You and your family will have a difficult time ahead but always know that he is still with you in your hearts. 🙁

Thinking of everyone who is suffering x

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Two beauties Sue!! I can't pick a winner but love the lattice and frame and of course the poppy.
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Two lovelies today, Sue, can't choose a favourite as I like the papyrus card on the first and the ornate-ness and of course the poppies on the second. Those Swiss background dies are something special.
Well done to the three comment winners.
Special thoughts, again, for Nanna Tina and family.
Hugs to all our missing people - esp Wheely and Billy, the deadly duo and Norah.

'P' in Wales

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two gorgeous cards and so different, it's lovely to see how we can use the same die yet get a totally new look from it.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Debra K. said...

Two lovely cards today Sue! The second is my favourite, CE should definitely stock the dusky rose card.
Congratulations to the winners today! (Yay, I remembered to do this!) Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today. The second one us my favourite but only because the colours are more my thing.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

Two great cards Sue, they are very smart and show lots of ideas for your dies. Thank you. Xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two exquisite cards today, I love how you have used the second one & came forward with this beautiful card. The first one is also stunning & would be suitable for men as I always struggle with these cards but you do them beautifully. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Yvonne xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards you have for us today I love your designs and the colours are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards. Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Special thoughts for Nana Tina for you and your family's loss
Marion S xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards, the second is my favourite. The dusky rose poppies are glorious.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards. Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Special thoughts for Nana Tina for you and your family's loss
Marion S xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards. Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Special thoughts for Nana Tina for you and your family's loss
Marion S xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards again today it's difficult to choose a favourite. The Swiss background is one I need to look at more closely. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Tina I am so sorry to hear Mick has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Pam I'm sure Barbara will love her card, you will give her a good sending off too and make her last day at work a pleasurable one. Xxx
Elaine it's good to hear Andrew was able to celebrate his half way point. Xxx
Tina it's nice to hear the nurses look after you and Peter is doing well. Xxx
Sending hugs to June Sharon and Tracey xxx

val jones said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Love the lattice die in the first one.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Love Val in Spain xxx

dmj said...

Congrats to the winners!!
Two lovely cards today, but the second is my favourite!!

Doreen x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love both cards Sue, but the 2nd one, the colour scheme is rather lovely.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue two beautiful cards today but the second card gets my vote i hope you have a happy day .
Catherine hugs.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Like both but the second is sublime. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two absolutely stunning cards today. Love both of them but the second one is so pretty and feminine and I love the colour you have chosen. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes

hettygarlick said...

What lovely cards. I really like them both.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue two beautiful cards. I love both of them . Congrats to all winners . Nana Tina so sorry hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two stunning cards.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the Swiss Background Die it makes such lovely cards!
Congratulations to comment winners.
Thoughts are with those in pain etc!
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties, loving the colour of the bottom one. Congrats to the winners

hazel young said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, the second is my favourite xx hazel

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes 2 gorgeous cards today cant decide which I like the most as there stunning.
I have a whole week to catch up on here as have not been able to get on here as my daughter got rushed back into hospital she had op last Sunday and they found the cyst on her ovary had doubled and all her organs were stuck together through infection, to think this had been going on 5 weeks in all, thank god they operated in the end, she is on the mend now slowly and upwards, but I have had my granddaughter staying with me till my daughter came out of hospital so have been so busy this is my 1st day at home so now have a thousand things to do but just going to rest for a bit this morning and get some energy back.On a good note had my knee check up with Consultant and he is very pleased with me, so just have to go careful continue the way im going and not overdo it he says (if he only knew about this week)

Tina im so sorry to hear about Mick my love and sympathy to you and your family

All my love healing hugs to all that need it at the moment,and I will try catch up again sometime in the week with you all
Love to all

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Two stunning cards, the second one is my favourite

June x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards, they're both gorgeous.

Congrats to the winners.


Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Hugs to everyone who needs them.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I do not have a favourite, the first one I would do for a worthy male and the second one is more gentle - that's how I seeit.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these cards are stunning I love them both. Those dies are amazing. You are such a talented lady. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue two lovely cards both beautiful so difficult to choose a favourite
Tina thinking of you & your family at this awful time
Sharon thank goodness your daughter has had surgery to sort out her health problems I hope she'll be feeling much better soon glad you're improving after your surgery too but try not to overdo things
Tina glad Peter is doing well
Congratulations to all the winners

Bente Sørflaten said...

Two beautiful cards, love the colour combo on the first one :))
Congratulations to all the lucky winners this week!

Beryl Treble said...

Two stunning cards. Congratulations to the winners.

Debi E said...

Love the colors and the flowers, which are so easy to make with your dies.

SueJ said...

Lovely die set and two gorgeous cards.
Love the second one especially the card colour.
Congrats to the winners.

Suemac said...
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Anne said...

Two pretty cards, Sue. Love those flowers on the second one.

Anne (Northampton)

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving both cards today equally, Congrats to the lucky winners.

NannaT, i am so sorry for your loss ,Peter fought so hard ,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. xx

Well folks i am in a hurry again ,we have decided to go out with my friend for a meal as it is her Birthday, John and i have not been out since Andrews bad news in March so i am looking forward to it ,it will make a nice change.
Take care everyone, big hugs to all .
Elaine H X

June Horrocks said...

Two beauties today sue love them lovely dies thank you
Congrats to the winnners
Love June horrocks xxxxc

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
Today's "Double Day Cards Cards" Are Both Extremely Exquisite, Elegant, Rich, And Very Opulent
In Different Ways.
I Just Love "The Swiss Background Die" And That You've Cut It Out Of The Beautiful Papyruss Card Which
Is Just Fabulous Also In Black (I Must Purchase Some Of The Papyruss Foundation Card)
Then Using The Truly Stunning "Stitched Lattice Frame" Which I Just Adore...
I Love The Second Outstanding Card In The White And Dusty Rose, Such A Superb Card Adding "The Exquisite Poppies"
Also The Very Beautiful "Heart Sprays" As Accents.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Delectable Cards, Just Truly Outstanding
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Congratulations 👏 To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy...

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two incredible cards, beautiful colours and gorgeous intricate detail, love them. Congratulations to the comment game winners. Have a lovely Sunday all. Bx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

How lovely to revisit some of the European collection dies - I think my favourite today is the second card using the background die in vertical format and stepped up rather than down.

Congratulations to this week's lucky winners!


Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue and a special Sunday for me as I am one of the three winners of your comments game.
What a lovely surprise! Thankyou

foxyg said...

Two beauties again. Adore the second one. Xx

Karen W said...

As always your cards inspire me so. I love how you mix and match dies and do different things with the same dies. Thank you so much for all the inspiration and gorgeous ideas.

Netty The Runner said...

Both cards are stunning.
Annette x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two very classy cards. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both lovely though i find the second post a bit to busy for me so the first one has to be my favourite...

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely card for us today, I need to look at this die.
Congratulations to today's winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Anonymous said...

Two beauties today. I have been busy trying to use up some old stash so haven't played too much with my dies recently, but I still start the morning reading the blogs from you and John, and cant wait to get back to playing with my dies again.

Have a Happy Day Everyone
Helen x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards . love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards - thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Disco Queen said...

Stunning Cards Sue. So much eye catching detail. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards too difficult to choose a favourite.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. Both intricate with so much detail. Congratulations to this weeks lucky winners.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew

Two lovely cards. I prefer the pink one tho it seems to draw me Into it. Don't know why lol.

Tina again I'm thinking of you. X

Sharon. Glad your daughter had the op hope she gets better soon.

Pp and Laine not seen you for a while hope your both ok as I'm really missing your banter!! Lol xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps as always well done to the winners!! Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards using the Swiss background, love them both. Congratulations to today's winners

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards made with the Swiss Background. Wow, is all I can can say about these dads. Just love both colour ways as well. We are so lucky that you made your cards for our pleasure. Thank you for all you do.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards ,really like both of them, can't choose between them,
Well done winners,
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I have the Swiss Background die and I love what you have done with them here. I think I prefer the first card as it is a little less busy and I would have to say that I really like the papyrus colour card.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners. Two great cards Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful pair of cards today, I adore how youve created both of them. Im sorry I didnt get to see your card yesterday I spend all day in bed not feeling to well, so forgive me. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two really stunning cards today. The first one would make a lovely man card. The second would as well I think if you left the flowers off. Love them both.

Love Rosemarie X X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two equally gorgeous cards, just goes to shwo how one die set can look so different.
Well don to the winners. Enjoy your prize.

Paula said...

Both lovely cards Sue, but if I had to choose it would be the second card for me. :) I don't know why exactly, but it jumped out and grabbed me as soon as I saw it.
Congratulations to today's winners.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Cards. Very different cards using the same dies. The trellis die is one of my favourites and I really like the colours of the first card. I think the second is much more feminine, lovely colour and pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Iris Harbourne, VC and Dorothy Macdonald.

Best wishes

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two lovely cards today, thank you.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Pam, your colleague will really appreciate her card made specially for her by you and the verse by Greg.
Sharon, what good news that your daughter has finally been "seen to". I wish her a speedy recovery.
Thinking of and sending love and prayers to Tina on the sad news, and all those who are receiving treatment, recovering, feeling poorly, or are lonely.
PP and Laine, I hope you are both o.k. as you are missed.
Norah, hope you are well.
Maureen xx

karenlotty said...

Two exquisite cards

gwen70 said...

Two stunning cards

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Late posting today both sons were here so enjoying spending time with them. I love both cards the details on each die is awesome!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous and elegant cards Sue
Gr Karin

Jean said...

Such pretty colors!

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the comment game winners! Both of today;s cards are so pretty!! Elegant and lovely!!
Tina~~I am so sorry that Mick has gotten his wings! My heart goes out to you and I will keep you in my prayers! Sending comforting thoughts your way too~ (((HUGS)))

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for 2 great cards - love the shadow effect on the first and the layout of the second !!

auscrafts said...

Two stunning cards ,love both

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous both your cards!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, love the colours on the first one :)

julie laz said...

Oooooor sue, I love the 2nd one it jumped out at me, I'm not saying I don't like the first one all your cards are beautiful,
big hugs Julie laz xxxx

Eunice said...

I love both of these cards!!! The black and gold is so vibrant, and the dusty rose is so soft and fuzzy!!!!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards love them both

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two really beautiful cards, love them both, the Swiss background is stunning.
Thanks for sharing,

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely cards. I think this is the first time I have seen you build up your layers other than your base layers. Beautiful! I have this Swiss background die, the heart sprays and the poppy die! Yeah. Oh, just wanted to tell you how pleased I am to be able to find more of your dies and stamps here in the US. Does your coin purse feel heavier?

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two gorgeous cards sue x love them both x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Wow! 2 really beautiful cards, very pretty colours on both of them.

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning All,
These two gorgeous cards certainly highlight how versatile the Swiss Background die can be. Both would wow a recipient and don't appear too difficult to make.
Sue, Thanks for sharing.
Suzzette, my local scrapbooking store also has recently added some of Sue's dies (not enough but hopeful for more in the future).
Stephanie K

Suebak said...

Two very distinguished cards particularly the first one.

Susan x

Virginia Davey said...

Hi everyone we get to see 2 beautiful cards that Sue has made, they are both fantastic.

liz spooner said...

They are both really beautiful.xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, love the colours on both of them.
They are both stunning.

Congratulations and well done to the winners.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Karen Drew said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Congratulations to the winners
Karen xx

ursula said...

Two absolutely stunning cards Sue, love this background, have been looking at it for a while. Luv Ursula xx

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all . Stunning card to day , love how you have created the back ground. Craft hugs and well wishes all round. Wendy

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful cards Sue. I love the background on the second card, it's one of my favourites.

Annie P

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue and all your crafty crew
Sue beautiful cards for a dull Sunday brightened my day they are lovely
Aww Tina So sorry to read of your bereavement I like others don't want to spout platitudes
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers hugs to you xx
Hugs to everyone that may need one
Love Theresa G xx

Laura O' Connor said...

two lovely cards ,great dies ,Laura O

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful cards today Sue, so feminine and dainty, wonderful dies,

thank you for the inspiration.

Congratulations to the blog winners too.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering you do with these beautiful dies! Gorgeous cards!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, here I am again just like the coo's tail, I really don't know where the hours are disappearing to to these days. Two lovely cards today, I really like the first one for its clean look but I love the second one for the colour and the flowers.

NannaTina - please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners, enjoy playing with your prizes.

I will try to be here earlier tomorrow but I'm not promising :-)


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
sorry so late not sure where my day has gone
I have been in my craft room trying to catch up on my Christmas cards as I
Haven't been able to do anything since my operation just rest.
I just love both cards today Sue I think the first on just dose it for me thank you so much for sharing.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Tina you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers at this sad time Love & 🤗🤗xxx

Tracy hope your ok & not rushed off your feet at work take care Hug's xxx🤗🤗

Tina Peter Elaine Andrew thinking of you all & sending Hug's 🤗🤗

PP & Laine sending you both 🤗🤗xx

Wheelybad Big Hug's 🤗🤗cuddles for Billy xx

Sending Hug's to everyone xx

Betty McAlister said...

Two lovely cards Sue, how different they are even though using the same die. I prefer the style of the first one, though am not too sure about the papyrus colour. Love The raspberry colours of the second And the flowers. X

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue thank you for sharing.

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards today using the same die, one quite masculine and the other so feminine and frilly. Love the dusty rose colour.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Take care everyone.

Linda Keevers said...

Hi Sue Wow I love the first card but they are all fantastic. I can't wait to catch up with you in March.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue these cards are are absolutely stunning but have to say the second one is definately my favourite but probably because it is more for us woman and as already said the first one is more masculine which is handy as they are the ones i find so
I love the detail on the die and must get this one.