Friday, 13 January 2017

Feel Better Soon

Hi crafters!  Today's card uses a split negative technique.  There are a couple of way that you can achieve this look, but I find it is a bit easier to do it the way that I have when using detailed dies.  First,  select the colours you want to work with (in this case, milk, ginger and black.)  I cut the Family Tree out of the ginger card first.  Next I used a slightly larger piece of milk card and cut the Family Tree again, trying to keep it in relatively the same place.  Next I lined up the two cut images exactly and the larger piece on the second one allowed me a bit of room to move the card around until they were lined up.   Next I trimmed the edges of both cards so they were exactly the same.  I find this a bit easier than trying to cut through two pieces of card at the same time with a detailed die which is the other way it can be done.   Next I seated the die cuts back into the card on each of them and cut directly down the centre of the two pieces of card.   I used the left half of the ginger card and the right half of the milk card and taped the back of them and seated the opposite colour of the tree back into the die cut.  I backed it with a larger piece of black card. I used the sentiment from the Feel Better Soon die set and cut it out of the bottom of the black card.  I cut it again in Ginger card and seated it back into the aperture. The card was completed with milk, ginger and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue,just gorgeous.
Tina and Owen, always in my thoughts. Peter loved you right to the end and will still be watching over you now Tina. I was once told that they wait for us in another room. I hold to that thought.
Elaine, sorry that Andrew is not so good after the treatment but it was great news that his blood tests were good and the blood thinning. It will be a blessing when it is all finished. Hugs to you both and Helen too.
Yvonne, thinking of you too, hope Mum and Dad are feeling better..
It's wild outside, the wind has howled all night, And it's now snowing , take care everyone.
Hugs all round esoecially NannaTina and all missing friends.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card .the colours look good together

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a stunning card, the ginger, black and milk are made for each other. It's perfect for lots of occasions.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

Jan.moogie said...

A very elegant stunning card Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Donna Golby said...

Morning sue that's a lovely card and technique


Loraine Jefferis said...

Lovely card Sue. The colours go together perfectly. I need this die as it's just right for male cards. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Lovely versatile card today Sue. I wasn't too sure about this die when I first saw it but having had inspiration from you and John I went ahead and bought it. I've used it loads too.

Once again Pam has voiced our thoughts so succinctly. Crafty hugs to all who are suffering and in need. Love to missing friends.

Happy crafting.
D xx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Great technique.
Karen xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a stunning card & great technique. Yvonne xx

Nancy Soetaert said...

Love your card!

hollyberry said...

Amazing card,love the technique and the colours.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a fantastic card, and brilliant technique, one which I really want to try. Love the colour combo. Have a great day. Bx

Denise Bryant said...

Love this split negative look! Great card!

Linda Graham said...

Love the card,die and colour combination,seen a few cards made with this die and gives so many different looks,thank you,Linda x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Unusual card but your detailed instructions are fabulous.
Pam, you say everything so well so ditto from me. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Netty The Runner said...

The colours suit this card perfectly.
Annette x

DeCor said...

A really different card today Sue. Like it lots. Really nice you can make 2 card's at once!Have a good day.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much this is a very gentle card, so calming.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This a gorgeous card. The ginger, milk and black colours are just perfect for this csrd. Change the sentiment to Best Wishes or Happy Birthday and it would make a great guys card. Take care everyone as i have woken up to about 3or 4 inches of snow this morning in the North East. Wrap up well if you have to go out.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a wicked morning, snow, black ice and evil bighting howling wind, it's a glove day and no crafting for me unfortunately 😢
What a statement this card makes, you've used two beautiful contrasting colours for this get well sample, I was fortunate to receive this for my birthday but not used it yet, but between your inspiration and John's I'm been given so many lovely idea's I'm really looking forward to playing with this collection Sue, I know we use that word a lot but the dies included in this collection make you want to play, the swing die and cute little bird house etc make this a really 'happy' set of dies.
So I'll send on a hug, thank you again for a lovely card and we'll miss you during the crazy take over shows this weekend. Stay safe and warm during this typical English cold horrible winter day ! Xxx

doreenj said...

This is a stunner; I like the more simpler cards some days,

Doreen x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is gorgeous. I love that tree...........
Hugs, Rose

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for giving such clear instructions and so detailed should be easy to follow.
The card is fantastic and I just love the colours.
Jan x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautifully put together, I love this die and this is a brilliant card for all occasions for everyone.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card with fabulous colours. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good day everyone. Keep safe.

Debra K. said...

A really different card today. Great technique. Debra x

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
This is a great technique, I must try it but really struggling to find the time to get into the craft room at the moment. I have had time to cut the tree though and it cuts beautifully.
Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, will be definitely trying this one - thinking pastel at the moment...
PAS - big echoes again.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales (no snow!)

Alice Abner said...

That's some amazing pieces of Art Work :)
Snapfish Coupon

nzillingworth said...



Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. Will be trying this technique. So effective. TFS.

rosiejt said...

This is a great card. It sounds a little complicated but I assume it's just a question of having a go. So I will!

Annie's messy stamping said...

Love this technique Sue. Really like the colour choice. It would make a great card for men.

Annie P

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
My comment game gift arrived yesterday, thank you so much. I look forward to using the stamps. I love the technique and colours on today's card and as i recently succumbed and bought this die, I think I will try and replicate it for a male friends birthday card that I have to make soon.
Thank you for your continued inspiration.
Hope everyone has a good weekend, stay warm
Dawn Searle xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters

The tree is really growing on me now I've seen it in action. Great technique too and love the colour combo it's very warming compared to a snowy ice morning here in Ayrshire lol.

Love to all x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very striking card! ! would never have thought to do a split negative design but it certainly has impact and in your colours makes a great male card. X

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card, fantastic colours and trees are so versatile. I love trees.
Pam. - hope you do not have a lot of snow. We have a smattering in Hull.
Hope you are week wrapped up. My heating pressure has gone again 2nd time in a week.
Owen and I thank all of you for your thoughts ,hugs and love at this sad time.
June Smith please be careful if you go out.
Elaine, hope Andrew feels a bit better today.P in Wales, PP, Theresa, Vera, Nanna Tina hope all is well with you - thank you for your hugs.
Please take care in these snowy conditions.
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxxx

Donita Naylor said...

Hello crafters all,

What a handsome card!

Can't wait to try it. There should be a tree in my mailbox soon.

Thanks, Sue, for explaining how you did it.

Think warm thoughts, everybody.

We had snow all day Saturday and into Sunday, and today it was 60 degrees! (15.55 Celsius)


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today.

Barbara V

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. Have a great day today and stay safe in the snow. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am so glad I got this die, it is so pretty and its uses are endless. I used it recently just white on white for a card, it was very effective. I hope e ery one is safe and warm, please take care. Tina, my thoughts are with you.

Love Rosemarie X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
It is wonderful how versitile this die is. I find tree themed cards are so handy .

Heather R Oxfordshire

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, I am hoping to buy this die soon, purchased the Autumn Leaves trio yesterday as a treat to myself

Chris Curry said...

This is a brilliant card Sue, so smart and great colours. Definitely one for my pin board, now I just need the die.😀 Thank you. Stay warm and have a good day. Xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Brilliant card I love it,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Suemac said...

Love the colour combination..

A Happercrafter6 said...

This die is gorgeous and the technique you've used, so effective in a lovely choice of colours.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A wonderful card this morning and thank you for sharing the techniques on how to create the tree. This card and the colours would be a great card for the men. Hugs and well wishes to all . Wendy

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Fantastic method to do this card which ends in a brilliant result.
Love the colour combo too.

Tina & Owen...words cannot lessen the sorrow of losing your husband & father. As time goes by, may you find comfort in the memories that made him so very special.

Healing thoughts and prayers to all in discomfort & pain.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Has a 'warm' feel to it. Love these three colours together. Don't have this die but perhaps it should go on my list!
Am off to Sandown show in a few weeks so must pop it in my basket. Xx

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. The colours look great together.

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love this die and this is a brilliant card for all occasions for male and females!
Take care
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, very innovative !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a beautiful crisp, clean & frosty morning, everything is white and almost sparkling, so pretty too.
Wow, what a striking card, genius idea, works so well with those colours too, picking contrasting card like that can be tricky, as usual you have it spot on!
It's a shame you can't join the CE madness on Hochanda this weekend, I remember the last one, which was fun and inspirational.
Sending warm hugs

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really nice card today, I also saw John Lockwood demoing this die the way you did it Sue and it was so lovely, made me purchase the die but I must admit not had time to try it yet, another one to my list.

Hugs to everyone who needs them especially Tina T and Owen forever in my thoughts, special hugs.

Pam I also reiterate everything you have said.

Well we had snow last night and it is still covering everything I suspect that it has frozen over, sky looks as though there could be more up there, oh help, please be careful if you have to go out in it.

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

sandy acland said...

Elegantly different, in colour and style. Beautiful.

Sandy (tort)

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

hettygarlick said...

Great card. I absolutely love this Family Tree die. I didn't think I'd have any use for it, so didn't buy it at the launch, but now I have it it's so useful!(and pretty!)

Anne said...

What a stunning card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I don't have this die but I have seen many stunning cards made with it this card is lovely.
Sending huge hugs to Tina and family, I am in Hull also and the snow seems to have stopped for now.
Hugs and thank you to everyone I am taking things one day at a time and I've managed some crafting.
Love Tina xxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great card, useful for any evernt with a change of sentiment.
I'm waiting for my Family Tree die to arrive, only ordered after seeing such lovely cards.
Looking forward to the takeover weekend, pity we won't see you.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a snowy, slippery and cold Friday Morning, wow that card is gorgeous I did see it on one of your demos on the TV I love the two colours to very striking. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue great technique and colour combination love from Jackie xx

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue love it trying to get this die all sold out it will be back soon I'm sure. I love the colours you have used just stunning love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - my family tree die arrived yesterday so I was delighted to see your card today showing how you had achieved this look. Love the colour combination for a man's card. Can't wait to get started now! Best wishes

Bente Sørflaten said...

Awesome card and a great technique :))
Thanks for the tip on how to create this!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. It looks so complicated but you have explained the method beautifully. SueL x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Well, this one ticks all the boxes!'s simple yet stylish, great colour combo, would suit either male or female and any occasion with a change of sentiment and last but not least, is nice and flat for posting...a winner!


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely card loving the colours ,just up my street.

TinaT, I had the good guys out to look at my radiator this week , they fixed it in 10mins and guess what ? it is stone cold again this morning { false economy comes to mind }
sending you and Owen big hugs. xx

June,I hope you can stay in and craft all day ? but if you have to go out please be careful .

Pam and Theresa thank you for your lovely hugs , all three of us need them right now . xxxx

PP hope your Mum is improving , take care xxx

NannaTina ,you are in my thoughts.xx

Andrew still not feeling his best , hope today is better for him.

Hugs to all if you have to go out please be careful .
Elaine H X

Marion Scott said...

Lovely card Sue and in great colours that are so perfect for male cards.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
This is a such a great card this morning and I love your choice of colours.
The Family Tree set is just so versatile.
I am imagining cards for Spring and Summer, too, as well as using those pretty leaves separately!
Sorry we won't be seeing you this weekend. I will miss seeing you and those gorgeous tops you wear!!!!
Lesley S x

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card Sue.

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Such a smart card that would work well for either gender. It works so well for a Get Well Soon card.


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, brilliant card, love it to bits, and the combination of the colours really sets it off.
Take care everyone, especially if you have snow and ice, Jess xxx

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card Sue

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today perfect for a mans card. I can imagine it's easier to do than to write about it! I have to say the more you use this die the more tempted I am.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina and Tina you are in my thoughts and Pam I second what you've said. Do stay safe everyone especially if you have snow. We had a horrendous journey back from Gatwick last night and our daughter was sat on a plane for 3 hours waiting for a take off slot. She's back at her flat now and ready for uni next week. Xxxxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Lovely card clever technique!
Nanny Tina good to see your comment today sending you caring thoughts & hugs
Special hugs to Tina & Owen Elaine & Andrew & all who are poorly, caring for others or lonely

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue another lovely card great colour combenation that die is so versatile.
Catherine xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card and the die is great, I remember seeing John do a black, white and red version, and this colour combination is lovely. I'll have to give it a try.
Thanks for sharing,

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card Sue its very effective.

Anonymous said...

Great colour scheme Sue, ingenious design love it.
VC xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue,I do love this card & colours you have used.This die is so useful.I just love the leaves. Thanks for sharing Gloria (sidcup ) xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card good for a mans card. love Jean Z xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card for us today. I love this die and am amazed at the many different way you have found to use. It is now another die on my wish list.

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Love the colour combination on today's card and the design also. I think it's very suitable as a male 'get well' card

June x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A fantastic "man" card but great for anyone, love the colour combination.
Stay safe in this icy weather everyone.
Patricia x

hazel young said...

Lovely card would be great for males with a change of sentiment x xhazel

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
New dies coming out soon and I still haven't got this beautiful tree yet, think I will have to rectify this very soon. Beautiful card and thank you for explaining how to make it
Caring hugs to Tina, Nanna Tina, Elaine and our missing friends

Love and best wishes to everyone

sued99 said...

Such a lovely card. The tree die is so versatile. Xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is such a good card for our impossible people that take offence at a lot of the lovely things that we can do to cards or i think even for a thinking of you card which at the moment i think we are all thinking about friends who are in need of some care and prayer and perhaps just a hug to say we understand, i know i am. So be it a male birthday, get well, thinking of you or whatever, this is such a good card that we can have made for when we want to say something and just can't find the right words. Sue,i hope that you have warned them all to be on their best behaviour this weekend on Hochanda as i can see mischief in the making and that's just Phill and John. Have you booked your seat on the sofa with a continuous stream of hot running tea or coffee and a box of tissues for the tears of laughter that is bound to ensue? Have a safe day whatever you are doing flower and i hope that the snow showers have finished and left the least amount of carnage as possible.
Diane, poor Emma, she must have been fed up sitting around all that time waiting to take off but i hope that she was well insulated for Aberdeen as it is bitter up here and some of the roads are so dangerous. Crikey, she could have been in the departure lounge, on and off with bags picked up in that time of waiting. Did they have anything for them to drink on the plane as with it being such a short inbound flight, they wouldn't normally be organised that way i don't think? We had the gritter in the village this morning but for all the good he did as he only went down the single lane with the grit and back up again when really we needed the plough on the front to get rid of some of the snow and i am not going out to the road to start with a shovel, i think i would be knackered by the time i had done half a dozen wields of the shovel, that's of course if i didn't land on my posterior with a thump.
You know folks, that's what makes this blog so special and head and shoulders above the others because people care about each other. I know for some this might be the only communication that someone has with the outside world and to know that you are not alone, that there are people that care about you and your circumstances does so much good and brings friends together that perhaps you have never even met, but it doesn't stop them from being there for you. Because of people on this blog and their kindness in taking the time to care, i gained something that i have never had before. I hope that the goodness and kindness that this blog is so special at stays because it brings hope to a lot of us that thought that kindness for others and thoughtfulness for others had vanished a long time ago. Crafters have always been known for their caring, sharing spirit, i hope that this keeps going even though it is not just about coming in to see Sue's wonderful WOW each day. If this blog wasn't like it is would so many of us found the special friends that we took the chance to go and meet? or had the banter that some have with each other that keeps the rest of us going?? No names, hmmm eh Myra, Maureen, PP, Lorraine etc. Thank you all of you that come and add to that friendliness.
Tina and Owen, hugs are on their way to you both, keep your chins up as much as you can. Andrew, i hope you are having a better day and hugs being sent to you, your mum and your lovely wife, and to all that need, could do with or want them, hugs are being sent,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

SueJ said...

Thanks for explaining how to do this lovely card.
It's very different and ideal for our male rellies.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I do like this die need to get it but it is still out of stock at my local shop I can wait.
The card is a beauty Sue and your instructions are very clear I will use your design when I get the die if you don't mind .
Tina and Owen thoughts prayers and hugs to you at this sad sad time
NannaT not forgotten you too stay strong
Elaine I hope Andrew is feeling a little better today and his treatment continues to have a positive outcome and you get your heating sorted
PP. hugs to you and both your parents
Yevone Pam June hugs 🤗
Take care folks keep warm
Theresa G xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Thanks for your inspiration and details on how to make it.

craftynanna said...

Lovely card Sue one for the men I think
Tina if you are looking in I have only just seen the post about your darling Peter, may I offer my sincere and heartfelt sympathy, there is nothing more I can say. Hugs to you and anyone else who needs one, Johanna

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card very clever technique.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Such an elegant looking card and using colours I wouldn't normally think of using. My 6 year old granddaughter has just finished her thank you cards using her mini die cutting machine using some of your smaller dies she is totally in love with card making so watch out Sue in a few years time she will be giving you a run for your money LOL. Tina and Owen You are in my thoughts. Elaine Andrew and Helen hugs.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
"The Family Tree Die" Is An Extremely Versatile Die, I Just Love The Cards
You've Used This Particular Die On Also Using The Leaves, To Use As Foliage For Your
Extremely Beautiful Flowers, Then Using The Tree Alone Just Stunning.....
I Must Say I'm In Total Awe Of Today's Extremely Exquisite, Card, I Love The Outstanding Technique
You've Shared With Us On Today's Card
I So Love The Tremendous Colour Combination Of.......
"The Milk/Striking Ginger/And A Huge Favourite Of Mine The Black Foundation Card"
I Love How The Tree Looks So Very Different On Each Part Of The Colour Card, Extremely Striking.
Then You've Added It To "The Stupendous Bold Black Background Just Love The Colours So Very Much.
Sue Thank You For Such A Extravagant Card As Your Aware I Love Black On Cards This Ticks All The Correct
Boxes, Thank You For Your Extremely Detailed Instructions That You Share With Us On A Daily Basis
Thank You So Very Much For The Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Karin van eijk said...

this is very beautiful en great design Sue
Gr Karin

CraftyJo said...

I love this!

Disco Queen said...

Love this card Sue. It's so bold & striking. The split negative technique is one of my favourites. Theresa x

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I absolutely LOVE making cards like this!! It takes a little bit of extra time to get everything evenly matched up but I think it is well worth it! Your color choices are perfect for this card!! Totally in love with it!! TFS!

karenlotty said...

Never tried this but I so want to It is so effective and this card is beautiful

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the design of this card!
Rosemary xx

Sue MacFall said...

This tree die is just so useful, Sue. I love the colour combination too. Many thanks.

ursula said...

This looks amazing, slightly confusing, so must sit down and do it with your instructions in front of me, but it looks great...thank you Sue, a most useful die I think, not only as the tree but as leaves for flowers as well, which I have done....luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

This split negative design is awesome. One knows this is good art when the elements are few and the design looks so balanced and dramatic. I like the more "frilly" cards, but can appreciate and need to make some of these dramatic cards where less it more. Thank you Sue for your inspirations. This design may look simple, but it takes a lot of clear thinking brain power to accomplish! Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great looking card, it is quite intriguing.
Thank you for explaining how you made it. I have the tree die so will have a go.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

theresa w said...

Hi sue x
Lovely card x saw johns version too and both amazing ideas x
Take care everyone and sending special hugs x
Theresa w x

NancyR said...

Absolutely love this, Sue! Great for guys and gals alike. Guess I need to add the tree to my ever growing list!

Kate's Cards said...

I love the simplicity and cleanses of this card. Not at all fussy. xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Unusual but love it. The positive and negative effect is fabulous and in these colours really effective ....

Maggieanne said...

Love the card very unusual but so lovely to do something different also fab colour.x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I think this is a really clever card! I know I'd never have thought of it no mattter how long I sat and looked at the Die! I love the colours you have used as well. It's simple yet quite dramatic! As has been said could be used for many different occasions and people. Thank you too for the really clear explanation of how to achieve it. I'd struggle at the minute as I don't have the Die though! Lol.
Tina, Tina and Elaine - its good to hear from you . My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Nanna Tina , I'm glad crafting is helping - it's good to have a hobby like this as it really does help! Take care!
Norah my friend! - It's a worry isn't it thinking about a meeting between Maureen and Yvonne! Is Newcastle ready I ask myself! We won't be there to keep Maureen in check either! Please do not go out on icy roads! Take care! X
Laine - hope you are ok! Missed you yesterday! Hope you haven't been Ice skating in Stirling!!!
Love to all. Myra xx

Jane Franklin said...

I think this is one of my favourite dies from the many you give us Sue. I am going to have a go at this and if I can master the split I,m going to make 2 or 3 in different colours cause its such a useful design. Best wishes to all and take care in this cold and icy weather. Luv jxxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Your split negative cards always surprise me. I have not tried the technique as yet but your instructions make it seem achievable.
Hope everyone has a good weekend, maybe even have time to make a card.
Stephanie K

Mavis L said...

Hi Love this tree die, You have done it in so many ways and
it looks beautiful all the time. Gorgeous. Mavis L x

Narrowboat girl said...

A great idea Sue, I don't have this die but will try it on some others. Love the ginger card

Janet Wilson said...

wonderful card, beautiful colours

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Lovely clean card & love the autumnal colours you have chosen.

This style Would be suitable for a lot of different occasions with a change
of sentiment & especially for the men...

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the look

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. The tree die is great.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card today, I am a total sucker for trees!!!
Myra pet, don't worry about PP being with me, I know how to behave in the presence of royalty, which is how I behave when I'm with you!!!! ha ha
Pam, you've said it all, and I'm hanging on to your shirt tails again.
Tina and Owen, love and prayers.
love to all
Maureen xx

scrAPpamondo said...

This card is just stunning, such a fabulous design! Thanks for sharing your tricks to make it!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a clever technique

jenny Briggs said...

evening sue
Great card love the colour combination so stylish

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I'm so late. I love this gorgeous CAS card and the technique. The ginger and milk combination is one that I like very much. I don't have the family tree die - yet - but it has certainly moved up my list.

Hope everyone is keeping warm and safe in this horrible weather.


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Well I have resisted the tree if life set so far but about to get on line and order it- beautiful !!!! I love this card and it is so perfect for so many occasions. Thank you Sue again
Muriel x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry it has been so long. Life has just been so hectic I found it impossible to keep up with everything and the illness just took over. What a great card for those difficult men in our lives. I love, love, love todays gorgeous card !! Beautiful colours you have used Sue and such a fabulous tree die set !! You make everything sound so easy but I think it would probably take me quite a while and probably several attempts to get this one right !! I don't have this die at the moment. It is on my huge wish list though !!
I have to say that I very much enjoyed your last shows on Hochanda. (I know it was a little while ago now.) I also really loved Julia Watts shows on Hochanda more recently using your weaving dies Sue. I had always been a bit sort of scared of these dies as I did not really know how they worked. They looked a bit complicated for my brain to figure out !! After watching Julia's fab shows, I have decided the weaving dies are going straight to the top of my wish list as they look quite fun to play with and you can achieve such impressive results !! I used to do weaving when I was a child with a little loom and some wool. The card version looks much easier to do !! I have watched the first show of the Creative Expressions Takeover Weekend. John was great !! I am looking forward to seeing more shows over the weekend from everyone. I am disapointed you do not have any shows this weekend. I can't wait to see you on Hochanda again. As always Sue thank you so much for sharing your fab cards. Take care, sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone x x x

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card love the split colour scheme and the family tree die is stunning ,Laura O

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, love this card also love the colours you have used.
Love Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

A very interesting card Sue. Love the idea!!!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card. I am waiting for this die. Ordered but out of stock at the moment. Thank you for sharing.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card, a great idea to split it. Nice clean look to it.

Love Helen xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I called into the blog yesterday and forgot to comment lol! The more cards I see using the tree the more I need it! I love what you've done it's a fabulous card that can be for numerous occasions!
Hugs x
Heather T

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

When I saw this die at first, I felt I personally would not use it very often.
I am glad to say my view has changed, and I think I would use this for lots of male cards, also female cards and even the younger children as you could use it as the main focal point, or one could add another die or even one of the extra small dies with it.

Sue sorry I am digressing, I love your card and its a "must" buy for me.

Dorothy of Baldock

Vie Carter said...

Very nice, trees are lovely


Fiki said...

lovely card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Margaret Rogers said...

These two colours go together really well. a lovely card
Margaret xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. You have made some very different lovely Cards with this die, it just shows how versatile it is. I think this would be appropriate for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes