Thursday, 5 January 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hi crafters!  First off, I do apologise for the shadowed photos.  I have really been struggling taking pictures in the winter lighting.  This card has been made with wisteria and white card so hopefully with that in mind, you can enjoy the card (no matter what colour it ends up looking like on your monitor! LOL)  I started this card by cutting the Belgian Background in wisteria card and backing it in white.  I cut it in half and then put the two ends together and nipped out about an inch more of it, reassembled it so I had a square (more or less).  I cut another square out of coconut white card and added the four white outside corners from the Belgian Collection.  I added the square background in a diamond orientation on top of it.  I stamped my sentiment in black on white card and used the inner cutting dies from the Bruges and Brussels die sets to cut a thin frame.  I sprayed it with glue and coated it with Diamond Snow.  I glued it over my sentiment and trimmed away the excess card.  I cut the inner decorative die from the Bruges set to seat it on and added the decorative die from the Antwerp cut in half to the top and bottom.  I added it to the centre of the background and accented it with several small Exquisite poppy dies inked with Chic Viola.  I cut a larger square of white card and ran double sided tape around the edge and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles and added the topper to that.  The card was completed with white and wisteria mats and layers including my usual pierced top layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.

As promised, the winner of the 2016 Orphan cards is:

Lorraine Eastwood!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your cards!  I know you will give them a good home!   All for now, Sue x

































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145 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, gorgeous. Thank you for your kindness.
Congratulations Laine, you will so enjoy your cards.
Tina, I'm sorry to hear that Peter is not doing so well. Love and hugs to you both.
Elaine, I hope Andrew is doing well enough to resume his treatment, thinking of you all.
June hope the physio went well, I'm hurting for you ouch.
Yvonne, big hugs for mum and you.
Laine, you really are a fashionista aren't you,
NannaTina, hope you are doing well.
Hugs to all, missing Wheeley, hope you are okay.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card the colour looks great no shadow that I can see.
Congratulations Lorraine.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card. I like to photograph some of my cards in case I want to make again and I too am struggling with shadows. I'm sure we can all see beyond that to the lovely card.
Congratulations to Lorraine on winning the orphans - I'm only very jealous!
Hugs to all.
D xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue. May I suggest a daylight lamp would help with the photos.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.
Congratulations on your win Lorraine enjoy your cards x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, never mind the shadows.
Congratulations to Lorraine enjoy the orphans.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

tracy w said...

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

Donna Golby said...

Lovely card. I haven't got those dies yet. And I've never been very successful with diamond sprinkles. I get more on me than the card.

Congrats to the card winner.

Hugs to everyone have a great day

Donna

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card. The colours are gorgeous and the dies goes so well.

Barbara V

auscrafts said...

Another pretty card

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Another beautiful card. The colours are lovely and no shadow on my screen. Loving the way you get your dies to mix and match, i have tried to look at some of my collections of dies to see if i could do it but i dont have your imagination lol. Congratulations to Lorraine on winning the orphan cards.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

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Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the way you cut your dies to make them look different.
Congratulations Lorraine on winning the orphan cards.
Jan x

Sally-Ann Huson said...

Hi Sue, when and where will you be visiting Australia in 2017 please? I have heard you will be here but don't quite know where .... Thanks for the update.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue - try again !! I'm loving this card. Diamond sprinkles and iced snow are my go to favourite bling. I see no shadows there again my knowledge of photography is zilch !
Many congratulations to Lorraine on the arrival of your new orphans I know you'll all be very happy ☺ xx
Sending my usual daily hug to you Sue xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and her jolly band of bloggy crafters,

Lovely for a winter birthday. Hard to replicate with just one set from the Belgian collection, but I appreciate the reminders that we can adjust the shape of a background and that the inner cutting edges of two sets in the same collection can be used as nesties to frame the sentiment.

What would a subscription cost per month to just have every die shipped as soon at they come out? About as much as I should be saving for retirement, I'm guessing.

Pam, how do you manage to be first every day!?!

Good morning to everyone in UK. I'm about to fall asleep listening to BBC in US.

Donita in Rhode Island.

Netty The Runner said...

Yet another fab card, these dies are in my wish list.
Annette x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love it when you make a new shape by cutting up a die cut and the wisteria is a favourite colour.
Tina, sorry that Peter isn't good. Laine, congratulations on winning the orphans. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Such a beautiful card!

Barbara (C) said...

I like todays card and is finished to one of my favourite sizes...BarbaraC

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue gorgeous card in my favourite colours, short post as my husband has early Doctors appointment, so off to scrape the ice off of the car. He is on crutches after knee replacement surgery and now has ingrowing toe nail on the same leg. He is unable to drive for six weeks.....but I think he enjoys having a maid and being waited on haha but I am worn out xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, Another lovely card. Congratulations to the lucky orphan cards giveaway. Lucky person! You can't have too much bling on a card and I love the effect that diamond sprinkles give. I haven't any problem with shadowing on your photos as I'm too busy looking at the details of the card itself.Love the wisteria colour. Hugs xxx P Austen

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love using your dies & cutting them to make a totally different look. Congratulations to Lorraine. Yvonne xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today.
Congratulations to Lorraine , the orphan card has a new home !!!!!
Pam thanks for your continued good wishes regarding Peter he is not very well at all, Up all night again , but he ate yesterday for the first time in 10 days.
June Smith hope that the physio went well.
Elaine, Nanna Tina, Myra and all others in need of a hug xx

Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card. I love the wisteria card, I use that quite often, and the square used as a diamond is very effective. Cute flowers too.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another very pretty card with lots of lovely sparkle.
Congratulations to Lorraine, enjoy your orphans! X

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, the shadowing doesn't spoil the effect of the card. Congratulations to Lorraine.
Chris xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A beautiful card this morning. I love the design from the selection of the dies you have used and by cutting them different ways for the beautiful effect.
Congratulations to Lorraine. Well wishes and hugs... Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really lovely.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a pretty card. Filigree and lovely.

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today Sue!
Congratulations to Laine! Enjoy your cards. Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

Super card, I love the going, congratulations to Lorraine xx

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card.
Congratulations to Lorraine.
Luv
Karen xx

hazel young said...

Well done Lorraine. Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
So elegant, my aim this year is to alter die cut shapes it will be like having another die and you can never have too many dies!

Heather R Oxfordshire

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card and colours! I love how you cut into your dies making so many different shapes'
Congratulations Lorraine enjoy your cards!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, your photography fine. A little bit of chopping and some bling - superb, and the wisteria card such a gentle colour.
Laine OMG well done you. A proper mum at last - excepting felines of course!! Wonder what ol' green eyes will say (yes you PP ha ha).
Tina T - all good wishes for Peter and yourself, do hope things improve.
Yes, Pam, missing Wheely too.

'P' in Wales

Chris Curry said...

A lovely, delicate coloured card Sue, I really like the wisteria colour and have used it quite often. Thank you. Xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card Sue. Wisteria is a pretty colour to use.
Jan
Northampton

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Lovely soft colours with wisteria and white and the die cuts are gorgeous too.

Jennie

Sylvia Yates said...

Love the wisteria card, so pretty. Like the way you have used double sided tape as a glitter border. Xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue-wisteria is a very nice gentle colour-one of my favourites.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card and this time with added bling. I hadn't noticed the shadows but a daylight lamp or light panel might help you with photographs in the winter or a touch of Florida sunshine!
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations Lorraine on your win, what a treat. Xxxx
Tina sending hugs to you and Peter, you are in my thoughts xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and colour
Huge Congrats to Lorraine , enjoy !.

Tina T, thinking about you both big gentle hugs.

June , i put my head out the window yesterday and heard you shouting.

Nanna Tina , thinking about you . x

Pam, thank you for your good wishes.

Maria Adler, Thanks for the invite, will see you later for a chat.

Lyndas Crafts, sending you a big hug.

PP hope your lovely Mum is ok .xxx

Sending hugs to Theresa

Wheely , missing you hope you are ok .

I have been asked for an update on Andrews progress so i will try to make it short.
He now has a blood clot in the lung, so is having 1 injection every day for 6 months then
yesterday he was told he has another substance like cloud higher up,they are not certain at this stage what it is ,it could be shadow from the clot.So another scan in 3 months
Now for the good news the Chemo is working and it is shrinking, Yeaaaa , so today he is having another treatment then that leaves 5 more to go .
Thank you my friends for your support and prayers , please keep them coming as they are working , and i am sending big hugs to you all .

Elaine H X

Jan.moogie said...

Oh Sue this is simply stunning, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Sue MacFall said...

What a pretty card and I love the wisteria cardstock - really lovely. Many thanks.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another wonderful card I love the lovely design and the colours are beautiful

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

hettygarlick said...

Another pretty card. I know what you mean about the photographs. Not easy is it?

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
Congrats to Lorraine.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, this card is simply gorgeous.
Congratulations to Lorraine, take good care of those orphans when they arrive!!
Have a great day everyone.
Marion S x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card very pretty.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Another pretty card - I love the way you cut your background dies and this Belgian makes a gorgeous square...don't worry too much about the shadows they give the card more drama!..lol

Congratulations to Lorraine on winning the orphans...

Izzy

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. I do love wisteria it is such a gentle colour.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jane Franklin said...

Lovely card and I like the blingy border it just sets it off.
Congrats to Laine, look after them well. Best wishes all luv jxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
The Frost is thick today again it looks like Snow!
Pretty card love the Wisteria!
Congratulations to Lorraine on winning the orphans enjoy them.
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card. Bet Lorraine is a happy lady this morning.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very delicate card and I love the wisteria colour. Congratulations to Lorraine on winning your beautiful cards. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card, loving the wisteria and white.
Congratulations to Lorraine, enjoy your Orphan Cards.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations to
Lorraine.

June Horrocks said...

A beaiutiful card sue I love the colour the dies on my wish list congrats to the lucky winner
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card. I love the colours, so clean looking.
Regards,
Evis M.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, lovely colour combo and layout. Well done Lorraine, enjoy the orphan cards, they are stunning. Bx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I think I've only seen photos of the wisteria coloured card but it looks a lovely colour. SueL x

Anonymous said...

GoodMorning, Sue
This is such a pretty card and the Wisteria and White are just perfect together!
Thank you for reminding me to "snip" my background dies to reduce the size. I like smaller square cards
so will be trying this out soon.
Lesley S x

d from northants said...



I do think that the wisteria card colour is so lovely, and the card is good too,




Doreen x

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

What a gorgeous card. Lovely colours and gorgeous dies too!

Congratulations Lorraine... enjoy!

June x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just beautiful, this card. Such a clever use of the background die - must try it. But will it turn out as beautiful as yours??
Hugs, Rose

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
I love the delicate colours of today's card, the diamond sprinkles make such a pretty layer to your card, giving some lovely texture too.
Thank you for taking the time to inspire us Sue,
Hugs
Sandra
xxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Such a beautiful card to brighten my eyes,

Congratulations Lorraine on winning the 'orphans'.

Gurt squashy hugs for all still feeling too good.
Love & hugs
Cheryl x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, shadow or no shadow this is still a very pretty card. One of my favourite colour combinations and great that it is that little bit smaller.
Wendyx

SueJ said...

A gorgeous layered card with lovely dies and colour.
Love the texture you have added.
The photos always come through OK for me.

Congratulations Lorraine the cards are no longer orphans!

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Another lovely card the dies are beautiful
Sending good wishes to Tina Peter Elaine Andrew & all who are poorly Nanna Tina you are in my thoughts
Congratulations to Lorraine hope you enjoy those orphans

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the colours are lovely, thank you for all your inspiration.
Well done Lorraine on winning the orphans.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Suemac said...

Such a stunning card

Anonymous said...

Another stunner for me Sue (no shadow either). Congrats to Lorraine on winning the orphan cards, enjoy!
VC x

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a beautiful card. Don't worry about the slight shadows...they add a bit of atmosphere! Those poppy flowers look different every time you use them don't they, a very versatile die set indeed. Congratulations to Lorraine for 'adopting' all those orphans. I know you're going to love them all.
Happy Thursday everyone.
Bejay xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card,no problem with shadows, very clear instructions.
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M


Ps congrats to card winner x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Congratulations to Lorraine

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Thank You For Today's Extremely Beautiful Card, I So Love The Colour Combination
Of "The Coconut White/Wisteria", I Love "The Wisteria Colour Card"
It's Wonderful How You've Created "A Square" From Your Very Beautiful "Belgian Background"
Then Adding "The Belgian Corners" Beneath It Makes It Look Like Lace So Very Striking Indeed.
I Just Love The Dies You've Used For Your Sentiment "The Bruges/Brussels/Antwerp"
Outstanding Collection Of Dies, Then Adding The Extremely Versatile "Exquisite Poppies", I Must Say
How Much I Love The Way You Add Double Sided Tape Around Your Card Then You Have Added
"The Extremely Beautiful Diamond Sprinkles"
Another Truly Tremendous Card It's So Extremely Exquisite, In Every-way.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Stunning Card, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration
I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do, Its Wonderful To See Your Masterpieces Each And Every Day.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To The Winner Of "All" Those Remarkable Gift Cards Enjoy....

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the frame of diamond sprinkles
Laine congratulations on becoming a mum to those orphan cards, now if you can't manage to look after them all I'm happy to help!!

Sending hugs and best wishes to all and special ones to Nanna Tina, Tina T and Elaine
Pat

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card I have some of these dies will have to start making cards again but at the moment have my sewing head on as I am making a crazy patchwork cushion

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Short and sweet. I love it x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. I like your use of the dies and the glittery border.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Véronique L

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. So delicate, intricate and pretty. I love the colours, the dies you have used and the pretty glittery border. Congratulations to the very lucky winner of your orphan cards.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, no bother with shadows, the card is still beautiful. I love wisteria and white. The wee poppies are so sweet and the extra sparkle around the edge just finishes it off perfectly.

Tina T - sorry I missed your post yesterday but glad to see today that Peter has eaten something and hope he can manage some more today. Special hugs for you both.
P Pixie - hope your mum is ok, hugs for you both as well.
Elaine H - thanks for the update on Andrew - onwards and upwards!
Laine- Congratulations, there will be no stopping you now lol. I just hope Brodie and Darcey don't become jealous of your new babies. Pippin has forgiven me and his lovely gentle nature has not changed. He is not too sure about the night-time curfew but is beginning to get the idea :-)

Must go and defrost the car now as I have to take hubby to the doctors. The sun is shining brightly on Norah's hills but hasn't quite reached my corner yet. Hope everyone has a good day.

Frances

Karin van eijk said...

congratulations Lorraine.

it's a very beautiful card Sue

Gr Karin

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, the colour looks fine on my PC, but I know what you mean about taking photo's I am the worlds worst at it.

Congratulations Lorraine, you will enjoy your orphans and I am sure will find them a good home.

Physio was OK yesterday, well I say OK, have you seen that advert where the lady is doing a workout and ends up sweating all down her tea-shirt well that is what I felt like, talk about hilarious, still hopefully only 1 more session to go.

Thinking of Elaine, Andrew, Tina, Peter, Pam, NannaTina, and anyone else who needs a special hug.

I see from the blog that you may have plans to travel to Australia Sue, well I could be your chaperone if you wanted, I could help do some of your cutting out and preparations, xxxxx

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

sued99 said...

Love the wisteria card. It's such a pretty colour. I really like how you manage to use different die sets together. X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, another beautiful card this morning and its so difficult to get the right light for taking photos so we sympathize with you. I love all the dies youve used. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx Guess what even though it was frosty this morning the sun is out now.xxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another bright sunny day in this corner of Lancashire! It's a bit chilly but much better than rain, fog or snow!
A beautiful card to go with the beautiful day! I , too, love Wisteria and white and the little flowers are delightful! If I could sit down with you Sue I'd chat, because I can't help it, but I'd also love to have just your flower ideas shown to me! That sounds as if I don't like anything else - you know that isn't true - your flowers are gorgeous!
Laine - I have a big smile on my face! I'm so pleased for you !! The orphans have gone to a very good home where they will be treasured!
Enjoy! You have hit the Sales!! Well done - some great bargains around at the moment!
Donita in Rhode Island! - is that you snoring . We tend to forget about other time zones! Good to see you!
Thanks for all the news today ladies!
PP - are you ok with the news of this win??? How's your Mum ?
Love to all the lovely ladies on the blog!
Myra xx

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue beautiful card.Those poppy dies look different every time you use them.I had to look at the card a few times .Love it . Thanks for sharing Gloria (sidcup) xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. Lovely dies, I really like the layout. It has a Silver and White appearance on my monitor, looks lovely and I can imagine how it looks, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Lorraine Eastwood, I am so jealous, lol.

Best wishes

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue it looks great on my phone the colour comes up lovely,
Massive Congratulations to Laine I am NOT a bit jealous, much lol.
Thinking of all our poorly friends
Hugs Johanna

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card, like the colours :)

ursula said...

Such a beautiful card today, I just wish I had your ideas to play with each day Sue, you amaze me how you come up with such wonderful inspiration for us...thank you so much...luvUrsula xx

val jones said...

Oh so lovely Sue. Great die and colours..
Congrats to Lorraine.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card the design and the dies are gorgeous. Congratulations to the winner. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Jackie

Annie Pennington said...

Love the card today Sue. The colours are really pretty and show off the layers beautifully.

I'm spending the day reorganising my craft room a tiny bit to make space for the new stuff I had for Christmas. I did manage to make my Husband a card for his birthday (on the 9th) using the lattice background set he bought for me. It's every bit as lovely as I expected it to be.


Annie P
xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Shadows or not, a beautiful card! xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such a lovely card to me it looks like wisteria and silver which is gorgeous. Congratulations to Lorraine they have gone to a good home. Tina special hugs. Elaine a lovely update on Andrew.

Eunice said...

This is a wonderful card whether it has shadows or not. I enjoy the wisteria color when you use it, haven't been able to find anything that matches just yet but I will. Thanks for all your ideas. Congrats to Lorraine on her win!

Anne said...

A really pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean said...

Just so prettY!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card. I had to take a close-up look to see the frame you sprayed with glue and dusted with glitter. Looks good. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
LOVE today's stunning card.
Congrats to the Orphan Card winner ... lucky you, you will treasure them all.
Patricia x

karenlotty said...

Very pretty The Belgian collection is a favourite of mine (although I don't own any of them lol)

karen halliday said...

Lovely card. The colours are so pretty together. Great idea to trim die cuts, so versatile. Congrats to Lorraine on her win.. enjoy.

Thanks for inspiring me Sue.

Karen H x

karen halliday said...

Lovely card. The colours are so pretty together. Great idea to trim die cuts, so versatile. Congrats to Lorraine on her win.. enjoy.

Thanks for inspiring me Sue.

Karen H x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This is another card which looks so easy to make, but also very lovely. Don't think I have the exact die, but I did get the Esquisite Poppies and will have a go at making the card
Margaret xx

barbara macaskill said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Lorraine on winning the orphan cards! Enjoy and take tender, loving care of them!
Today's card is another stunner! I love how layered your cards are!! TFs!

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue, shadows and all.
Congrats to Lorraine

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful....

Robin Sachs said...

Good Morning, Sue. Beautiful card! There are no shadows on my screen and the colors are just right.

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Loving this colour combo. Theresa x

DeCor said...

Love this card. My sister's birthday soon. Don't have all the dies but going to try to make something similar with what I have. Oh thank you so much for this today Sue. Have had the lurgy most of the holidays so very behind and my brain not working! This makes it so much easier. You are brilliant.

DeCor said...

Love this card. My sister's birthday soon. Don't have all the dies but going to try to make something similar with what I have. Oh thank you so much for this today Sue. Have had the lurgy most of the holidays so very behind and my brain not working! This makes it so much easier. You are brilliant.

Helen Bell said...

Hi sue and everyone

A gorgeous card today, so cute. A great reminder to cut into your die cuts to make new designs. Love the sparkle of it too.

CONGRATULATIONS to Laine. I'm so pleased for you. Now don't go treading on any of them with your new posh shoes will you? (I mean by accident of course). I'm sure you'll be doing a happy dance for days. Enjoy. X

Love Helen xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

A beautiful card as always the wisteria is so lovely to use. I tidied my craft room up yesterday from the aftermath of Xmas. All neat n tidy for say maybe a day till I start getting messy again lol.

Tina, Elaine I'm thinking of u both all the time xx

Pp hope ur moms ok.

Laine. Omg I'm so jealous of u right now my eyes have changed from blue to green!!! Not s good look lol. Congratulations on the orphan win :-) xx

Love to all as always xx

You put a Spell on Me said...

Just luv today's card another stunner Sue. I've LOOKED EVERYWHERE FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES STAMP SUE, Please HELP ME.... Can anyone else help. Creative Expressions aren't displaying this, would luv to buy it Thanks, Yvonne xxxx

Sylvi said...

Another really pretty card Sue. I bought the cape daisies die today at last so I'll be having a play tomorrow. thank you for all your inspiration. xx Sylvi

liz spooner said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, love it.xx

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card today. I don't mind a few shadows on the photos as it enhances all the layers.

Lisbeth

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card for us today, thank you.
Laine!!! Who's a lucky girl then? Jealous - me - whatever gave you that idea ha ha.
PP, thinking of you and your mam.
Love to all the ladies who are struggling at the moment.
Maureen xxx
Sue, a little tip for you, if Myra sits down beside you to chat - RUN!!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very very pretty

Theresa Pace said...

it is a lovely card and it looked fine on my monitor, hugs xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Whoopeeeee! I am still on cloud nine after discovering that i am about to become the proud adoptive mum to Sues little orphans.....I couldn't quite believe my bleary eyes this morning, it came as a real surprise because I'd totally forgotten about the announcement but boy did I screech!, my Mum had to literally scrape me from the ceiling:-) Thankyou so much for your many congratulations, its much appreciated....i havent heard from Yvonne since my win, she's keeping a low profile understandably now that i have unrivalled no. 1 status with Sue, whether this affects our fragile friendship remains to be seen, watch this space:-)
Back to the main event though, today's card which is truly a vision of loveliness. How refreshing to see the Belgian Collection make an appearance again, i love the square lines of this card, I don't make nearly enough of this shape, and the glittery border just oozes class. I wish that i had an ounce of your flair Sue, boy, i would be dangerous!:-)
After the early morning excitement i was left to calm down and prepare myself for a trip into Stirling....among other things i was taking a silk summer dress in to be dry cleaned. I came across it in a plastic carrier bag on top of the Christmas decorations box, a nice surprise because I don't even remember buying it and goodness knows how long its been languishing there!....if ever there was a sign that i have too many clothes then this is it:-)
Popped into M&S for some food and was relieved to see that the selection was back to normal, no more monster packs of parsnips an∂ brussel sprouts thank goodness! Glad to be eating normally again, all that rich food can get a bit too much after a while. But would you believe they already have the Easter Eggs on display!!??!? Has the world gone mad?
Elaine, poor Andrew, i know how he feels, i had a number of blood clots on my lungs and had to have the daily injections too. If Andrew has difficulty administering the needle then they do have a pill that you can take instead, i was given it for the final 2 months of treatment and it was much easier. So pleased his tumour has reduced, its wonderful news:-) Please keep us up to date with his progressxxx
Tina, how encouraging that Peter managed some food, i hope it continuesxxx
Frances, persevere with Pippin because he's much safer at home during the night. Darcey used to have a cat flap in my old flat and could wander in and out to her hearts content but when i moved in with my Mum i decided to keep her in during the night and apart from the odd hiccup in the summer months she has adapted quite well and i get to have her cuddle in bed with me which is cool.
Wheely, hope you are okay and not suffering with those pesky migraines. Sending love to you and Billyxxx
Yvonne, so sorry we couldn't chat tonight as planned, hope you get the rest you so desperately need and that Mum improves soonxxx
Sending cuddles to my besties, Maria, Pam, Pat, Myra,Maureen, Tracy,Deb C, Theresa, Lynda, Alison,Norah,June and anyone i have forgotten. Cuddles to anyone feeling down, ill or caring for a loved one and hugs to everyone in generalxxx

Crafty love and hugs

Laine1972xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Love this pretty card & the wisteria colour is soft & lovely.
Really liking the design of this creation & the sentiment style looks lovely
too.

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

Christine Yorkshire said...

Such a lovely card Sue. The colours are very gentle and relaxing to look at. Thank you.

Dawn Holben said...

sue this is gorgeous and a lovely gentle colour.
It is very nice to see some of the older dies as it reminds me of all the gorgeous ones i have missed buying.

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue and all your craftycrew
Such a pretty card you have given us today lovely font and your colour choice is again perfect
Special hugs to the all the usual wilsonetts That need a hug more than others. You know who you are xxx
Nice to see your posts getting back to normal Pam
June I can see you now with sweat dripping off your nose Not Take it easy Hun
Congratulations to Laine brilliant recipient enjoy
Hugs to to everyone
Theresa G

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, the wisteria colour is one of
my favourites.
Rosemary xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
stunning card today I love love love it such pretty couloirs
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tina T pleased Peter managed some food today hope it continues.Big Hug's for you both xx
Elaine sorry Andrew isn't so good extra Hug's for you both.xx
Tina hope your ok Hug's xx
LORRAINE congratulations on winning all the orphans they have gone to a good home Big Hug's.xx
PP hope your mum is ok & is on the mend. Some Hug's on the way for you both.xx
Tracy Big squiggly Hug's 🤗🤗xx
Wheelybad hope your feeling better Hug's & cuddles for Billy. Xx
Pam Hug's & How's Robbie doing xx
June glad physio went well.Hug's xx
Hug's for all. Lynda xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Lovely to see you've chopped the die down to make a square card though no one would
Ever guess that. Must be brave enough to do that!!! Xx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, lovely card, colour looks fine on my iPad.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Simply beautiful. I love the color, the arrangement of the Lacey dies, and the embellishments.

Lorraine Freeman said...

A Sue classic today, a beautiful card which has had clever modifications.
Congratulations Laine, I am so chuffed for you on this lovely win.
Well done June on nearly completing your physio, I hope you are feeling the benefit of it.
Tina I hope Peter is feeling much better very soon, huggles for you both.
Elaine, great news on Andrew's tumour. I hope the rest of it follows suit.

Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Congrats to Laine. Enjoy.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card with lovely colour choice

Vie
x

Catherine Lyons said...

A beautiful elegant card and i love the colour
Catherine xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Congrats to Lorraine who won quite a haul of fabulous cards!
This card is so lovely...hope I see the colors correctly but it looks "wisteria" to me. I love the glittery border.
Now, am really off to the store after catching up on all the pretty goodies here this morning. Snow...yuck. Not a fan.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Another stunning card, and I do like the Wisteria shade very much, one of my favourites. So beautiful.

Love Dorothy of Baldock



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A beautiful combination of colour and shapes, the shadows will soon be gone, Spring is just around the corner. 🙂

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