Monday, 9 January 2017

Thanks

Hi bloggers!  Today' s card was a bit of an experiment in that I wanted to see if I could use the treat cups with the hexagonal shaped centre of the Pacific Ocean Collection.  The answer is yes, with a little bit of a tweek to it!  I started by cutting the decorative die of the Bora Bora in a piece of coconut white card.  I used the inner cutting die to cut an aperture.  By nipping all the corners of the hexagon just slightly, I was able to fit the treat cup in it.  I added white micro beads to the cup and sealed it by gluing a piece of acetate over the top.  I cut the inside of the Bora Bora in both white and black card, offset them and attached them behind the treat cup.  I cut a decorative piece below the focal element (before attaching the treat cup) using the outside of the Lotus Striplet.  I backed it with Blue Dusk card.  I used the inner section of that die to cut another piece out of blue dusk card and matted it with white and attached it with foam to the centre of the decorative strip.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with an oval die and mounted it in the centre.  I made three flowers using the Striped Nasturtium die set.  I mounted them around the focal element seated on some black jute twine.  I accented them with Lace Edged Leaves.  Blue and white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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137 comments:

Pam said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, it's lovely.
Tina, you and Peter are in my thoughts during this difficult time, big hugs.
Elaine, same for you and Andrew, has the,ung oroblem started to improve.
Yvonne, hope Mum and Dad are getting better. If you are travelling today, have a safe journey. I wish I could join you for coffee but working every day.
June, great tip yesterday, luckily one of mine clips to the board. I'm always misplacing them.
I echo Helen Bells sentiment yesterday, thank you Helen.
Hugs to all missing and poorly friends, and to all who want a hug, as Norah always says, plenty to go round.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Pretty card Sue

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue love it. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card what a great idea to use the treat cups the other way, must try this one out.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant and beautiful card Thank you.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a different and unusual design, love the idea of the shaker element, beautiful classic colours. Have a great day. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
How did I miss the lotus striplet ? - it is gorgeous and finished this pretty card off to perfection with the striped nasturtiums.
Lovely little break in Sydney is over tomorrow, drive home back to our beautiful mid north coast in the morning. Was so good catching up with both of our families.
Hugs
Muriel x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
One word stunning love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

hollyberry said...

Lovely card.

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.
Luv
Karen xx

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue and fellow Particraft fans!

Love the striped nasturtiums in blue! So pretty!

I'm not sure what a treat cup is, and I usually skip over shaker cards, but it's pretty cool that you can see an intricacy under the beads without any beads falling through.

Thank you for giving us so many layouts we can adapt to use with dies we have.

Hope everyone's Monday isn't too demanding.

Donita


Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue wherever you are in the world. This is truely amazing, why do your experiments knock my fluffy winter socks off and mine end up in the bin !! (Never experiment using my blush card though even if I do have a full unbroken pack especially as it's no longer available) 😦
My first attempt of a shaker card this past Christmas looked like a four year old's attempt lol and I'm fully aware they are supposedly easy to do but there again I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack, but thinking about how a treat cup would work out AND achieving this gorgeous card could only ever be a wish of mine. All those lush flowers, the whole floral adornment on this card makes me smile its just so pretty Sue. The way you've highlighted each die right down to the pretty Lotus striplet at the bottom, just one word is needed - "Thanks"
Hope you are ok, and I'll send my usual hug for the day as always. Have a great day whatever you're up to xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card. The colours are beautiful and the dies you have chosen and the ways you have used them is gorgeous. I love it.
Barbara V

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue, and so unusual in using the treat cup and beads. That blue is a gorgeous colour and just love the flower sprays. Think I could do a version perhaps without the shaker element, would be just as lovely - lol, don't have any of the 'ingredients' but maybe could substitute!
As ever, hugs for Tina and Peter and well wishes for Andrew and PP's mum and dad.

'P' in Wales

Julie Elli said...

What a work of art today! Lovely!
Big hug
Julie E

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Incredible card. I wish CE sold "Sue Wilson Inspiration" because you are always showing us to how to step outside our comfort zone and use your products in a different way.
Hugs to all with extra special ones to anyone in pain or caring for a loved one. Sue xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely stunning, I really need the Nasturtium dies and the striplet, in fact all of these dies haha.
Annette x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gorgeous is the word that springs to mind and how cleaver to use the treat cup. Donita a treat cup also called blister, bubble or shaker cover is the little acetate bubble that is pre-shaped usually with a lip on it that you can fill with shaker beads and things, CE bought them out and they work a treat, Sue did do a video on how to make them which is really easy to follow if you have time to look.

Special hugs to Tina and Peter, Elaine and Andrew, and anyone else who needs one.xx

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a very striking & tactile card today. You always come up with outstanding designs. Yvonne xx

Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card. Must admit I love shaker cards even if they don't really go right for me. I usually end up with quite a decent card minus the shake bit as that all falls out.
Any how have a great day ladies

Donna

Dragonsnap2 said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card and what a fabulous idea to use the treat cups in this way. I don't think I would have thought of trying it on this shape.

Sorry no comment yesterday. I was away for the weekend with a group of friends and just didn't have time but I loved the card and thank you so much for picking me out as one of the comments winners. Congratulations to the others too.

I'd like to ditto all Pam's comments today. She always puts things so well and so much better than me. Hugs to all.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow! The Blue Dusk card and white are perfect together, fresh and bright, just what we need with these gloomy days we are having weatherwise. I'm making flowers today and will have a try with some stamens.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card. Blue cards always look classy.

Heather R Oxfordshire

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful details on this pretty card!

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card today, the colours so pretty, how clever to manipulate your dies to fit around the treatcup. The lotus striplet and the striped nasturtiums finish it off so well.
Pam it would be so nice for us bloggers to meet up, I am sure we would have crafty stories to share. Thank you for your hugs, really need then now!!!!
June Smith, Elaine and Andrew , P in Wales, PP, Nana Tina, Vera, Theresa and all you lovely crafters out there, your thoughts are much appreciated.
I am sorry to say that Peter is now on the hard stuff. Need say no more !!!!!!!!!!
My love and crafty hugs to all who need them.
Tina T xxx😘😘😘

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a wonderful card and the design is wonderful I have these dies so I will be having ago at this one
I love the colours you have used it's nice to see that we can use the treat cups with other dies.

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
What a way to start the week!! Absolutely stunning card, love everything about it, I think that that 'Blue Dusk' card is a new favourite for me! I just can't resist those Striped Nasturtiums any more, they are so pretty.
Isn't it lovely when an experiment works out?! Although I think the card would be equally as pretty without it.
I'm off in search of those Nasturtiums!
Have a lovely week ladies,
Hugs
Sandra
xxxxxx

Marion Bull said...

What a lovely card this is and how clever you are. I would never have thought of using the treat cups with a hexagon. That's why your blog is my first port of call - such brilliant ideas!
Have a good crafting week everyone!

Maggie B xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and what a gorgeous shade of blue. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs all round.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love everything about it especially the colour.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I would never have thought to use the treat cups with anything other than a circle so thank you for showing us that it's possible. Beautiful card.x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone
Doesn't Monday morning come around fast. Stunning card Sue, I don't know how you think of all these amazing ideas. A wonderful way to start the day.😍
Have a great day, hugs to all that need them xx

Pussycats said...

Good morning Sue and all. Another WOW card to day , I can see a lot of work has gone into making this one. I love the blue dusk card with the coconut cream card and all the finishing touches. Wendy

auscrafts said...

beautiful card I do like these two colours ,they always give a clean fresh look to a card

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love it the design is amazing and so are the dies. What a good idea to make a shaker card. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card. I haven't ventured too much into treat cups. Maybe I should try again as you show such lovely results.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Gorgeous card blue and white looks wonderful.Great idea how to use the shaker cups and the Striplet die and the Striped Nasturtiums die are my favourites from your last collection. thanks for sharing
Jan x

Debra K. said...

A really striking card today! Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Fab flowers!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Chris Curry said...

Love the colours and intricacies of this card. I used treat cups at Christmas with the snow globe dies but this adds another dimension to them. Thank you. Have a good day. Xxxxxxx

hettygarlick said...

A very beautiful card. I love the Blue Dusk. I've just bought some, but not used it yet.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a way to start the week with this stunning card. Love everything about it, flowers, striplet and the treat cup. I think i get what your trying to say about the treat cup, so will follow your instructions and see how it turns out lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card using a clever technique. Great colours.
Jan
Northampton

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a lovely card and a cleverway to use the treat cup .
Hugs Catherine.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card today, love the movement in the shaker element x

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Beautiful card. Love the blue and white and that little bit of black, especially the ribbon, makes the whole card pop for me

I have one treat cup left in my stash and will have a play with this later!

June x

Suemac said...

Absolutely stunning card, it would be great if we could have more tips from our talented bloggers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a lovely card to start the week, and so clever. I'm always amazed at how you 'work' your dies and come up with so many ideas. Love the colour you have chosen too. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

maz said...

Morning Sue, oh you keep giving out such wonderful variations on a theme! This means my dies are used to their full potential. Thank you for today's beauty : )

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card as usual.
Will have to have a play with my treat cups as I think that is a great idea.
The flowers are gorgeous.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.

nattyboots said...

Hi sue
I hold my hands up high ,i must be the worst treat cup and bubble card maker ever, i really did get into such a mess , my BP must have gone up to the ceiling with frustration , so no i am not going to try to make one again EVER .
Your card is beautiful , gorgeous colour blue and beautiful flowers.

Pam ,Andrew feels fine he will be having a scan on lungs in 3 months , we are predicted a very cold spell so wrap up warm when going to work .

Tina T , You are both in my thoughts ,wish i lived near to comfort you.big hugs . xxxx

Dragonsnap, Glad you had a good weekend , so nice to meet up with friends .

Nora McPhee hope you are feeling better today.xx

Sending love and hugs to all who need one
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I would never have thought to do this, I love the colours and all the dies used, especially the flowers, they are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Eemeli said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning!! Love-love-love the color scheme (blue is my fav color) and all those fabulous detailed die-cuts ....fabulous!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anne said...

What a clever idea, Sue. Lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

How inventive you are!...would never have thought to use a treat cup with anything other than a circle die but this works beautifully so thanks for the inspiration..

Donita - as June says the treat cups are acetate blisters that I think Sue sourced to fit into her snow globe die - if you have time check out her cards in the run-up to Christmas and you will see them in action...hth

Izzy

Annie's messy stamping said...

The card is stunning as always Sue. Love the tiny white beads in the shaker.

Annie P
xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, your experiment worked well. Trying to fit a round peg in a square hole springs to mind!! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina and Peter, you are in my thoughts, sending you a big hug xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue x
Lovely card and theres me thinking I should put my treat cups away till next christmas ! Beautiful colours x
Big hugs to the wilsonettes who need them x
Theresa w x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
However did t=you think of this, so clever. Love the card.
Lydia
X

Sylvia Yates said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I love the combo of blue and I white, it always looks so crisp and bright x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so pretty . love Jean Z xxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I adore the Bora Bora Die so many shapes to it!
Love the card today Sue!
Love Marg

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I don't know how you think up these new ideas. Very pretty. SueL x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, Ive been watching the demos this morning where you showed this card finished it looks just stunning and what a clever idea to use the treat cups like that. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue and that shade of blue is gorgeous.
Marion S x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, it is a bit fiddly for me, but I like the colours you have used and the content.
Take,care everyone, Jess xxx

d from northants said...



I'm glad I wasn't the only one not knowing what a 'treat cup' was!!!!!

Another stunning card, and I think that blue is my new favourite.



Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it love the dies and the colours are beautiful the flowers are so preety thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

val jones said...

This is so beautiful Sue. Just love the idea of it.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Ooooh I really love this one. I particularly love those nurstirsium flowers. Hopefully getting a treat to get to the craftshop so will try get it then.

Tina and peter. Thinking of u so much! I know how difficult it is at this point.

Norah. Nice to see u pet

Pam always a pleasure to read ur comment on the morning xx

Love to all xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the colour scheme.
I have never made a shaker card but I would like to have a go.
Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.
Véronique L

Sue MacFall said...

My goodness - what a lot of work has gone into making this beautiful. !! Thank you, Sue

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Sue, I don't think I would have the patience to persevere with this card though you have put a lot of work into it the colour is lovely
Tina how is Peter doing please let us know.
Hugs to all Johanna

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A wonderful card to start the week with, LOVE it.
Have a great day
Patricia x

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty. xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card. The blue and white goes so well together.
Regards,
Evis M.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely card,I never have any luck with shaker cards & it takes me hours!!!!!
Lovely flowers as well
Thank you Sue
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Margaret Rogers said...

A lovely shaker card
Margaret x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
awesome, what a lovely card. I MUST make a shaker card, have so many cut-outs of tiny things........
Hugs, Rose

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card today, you've outdone yourself!!!
Pam, nice to see you are still there and haven't disappeared, pity you couldn't join us for a coffee.
Tina T, love & prayers for you and Peter.
PP safe journey and I hope things are o.k. when you get here, I'll wait to hear from you.
Thinking of all who are ill or lonely.
Maureen xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the colours used.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful dies and colours you have used. I love how you have used the cup for the shaker part.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Wow! What a beautiful card to start the week! I think it's absolutely gorgeous and would still be beautiful without being a shaker card! I do love that blue! Flowers as ever delightful!
Tina T - so very sorry! You are in m thoughts and prayers together with Peter and the whole family.
PP - safe journey! Take care ! June - I meant to say yesterday, good tip . I tie mine to the board with a piece of ribbon ! I don't take the ribbon off the scoring tool as it helps me find it in the mayhem! I read yesterday that an untidy desk is a sign of genius! Guess I'm the exception that proves the rule!!!
Muriel Kelly - safe journey home to your part of Australia! Isn't technology wonderful!
It's raining here! Can you see the Ochils Norah, or are they hibernating? Hope you feeling better today. Will be in touch!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Well I think your experiment worked out a treat, gorgeous card
Caring hugs to Tina T, Elaine and Nanna Tina

Love and best wishes everyone
Pat

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a pretty card. I don't often do shaker cards but think I will have to have a try at this one.
Wendyx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You always make us think out of the box your experiment worked out perfectly! I love your card it's fabulous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card your so clever altering the shape to fit the shaker element it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card I would never hav er thou he has of using a treat cup with a hexagonal die but it works amazingly! I love the Striplet & the flowers
Tina you & Peter are in my thoughts & prayers
Sending good wishes to all

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card.
Rosemary xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I really struggle with shaker cards but I will keep trying because I love them. Special hugs for Tina, Peter Elaine and Andrew.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. It's so nice when a plan comes together! I think this card has worked really well and would be great for someone special in your life.

Lisbeth

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
YO AND IT WORKS SO WELL . VERY NICE CARD
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG X

nzillingworth said...

PS YOUR CARDS ARE NOT COMING UP TO PIN

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies and lovely Classic colours. I'm really pleased your plan worked, it's nice when that happens. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have the Buro Buro die and the Nasturtiums. Thank you for sharing.

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous Sue great design
Gr Karin

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
What Can One Say, But A Huge "Thank You" I'm Just Blown Away By "Today's Stupendous Card"
You Are A "First Class Crafter" Your Creative Skills Were Definitely Flowing On The Day You Made This
Remarkable Card.
I Love The Stunning Colour Combination Of Coconut White/Dusky Blue/Black, Today's Card Is A "First Class
Masterpiece" And Your "A Tremendous First Class Artist" In Every-way.
The Way You Bring Your Cutting Dies Together, Bringing In Other Elements To Your Projects, Whether It Be
"Embossing Folders" But As With Today's Adding "The Treat Cup" To Create A Shaker Card.
Also The Very Beautiful "White Micro Beads" The Truly Astounding Set Of Cutting Dies "The Bora Bora"
Then Using The Decorative Elemant Below, "The Lotus Striplet" Last But Definitely Not Least Two Of My Very
Favourite Dies "The Striped Nasturtiums" "The Beautiful Lace Edged Leaves"
Sue Thank You For The Extremely Exquisite, Elegant Card You Inspire Me Each And Every Day And I Truly
Appreciate It!!!!!!
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx


Your Cards Are All So Very Pleasing To Ones Eyes, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Tremendous Blog

So Very Much

CraftyJo said...

I can appreciate all the skill involved in making this very ornate card but it's a little too fussy for my taste, sorry ;)

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Loving the treat cups. Theresa x

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue , WOW what a great card to start the week on .Love the Bora Bora die . Thanks for sharing .Gloria (sidcup ) xx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely scrumptious card! I really love how you added the treat cup as a shaker element! Simply spectacular! TFS~

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful

Vie x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Pretty, but a bit busy for my taste, though I would still have a go at it as there are many customers out there that would just love it...!!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, you are so clever to get the treat cup to fit into the Bora Bora die cut. Shaky, shaky, shaky!

ursula said...

That is so so pretty Sue, well done to getting it to fit....Love those nasturtiums with the stamens again, will certainly give those a try.....luv Ursula xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue.
Wow another stunner I have to say I never made a shaker card yours looks beautiful
And your colour combo is right up my street
Tina T. Aww sweetheart you must be so worried about Peter prayers and big but gentle hugs coming your way .
PP hope your parents are on the mend special hugs to Nanna T Helen and Pam
Chin up ladies hugs to all
Theresa G xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card either with or without the shaker element, The blue dusk card is such a lovely shade and the nasturtiums are gorgeous. You must have the patience of a saint to have worked out how to fit a circular treat cup into an hexagonal shape :-)

Tina T & Peter - thoughts, prayers and virtual hugs for you both.

Frances

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, love the colour and more gorgeous flowers today

Jane Franklin said...

Sorry been missing for a couple of days but loved the cards after a very quick peek. Love todays card and will watch video later. Best wishes to all luv jxxx

Tressa said...

A complex but interesting card. I have never successfully made a shaker card but perhaps the answer is the treat cup!

Teresa

sued99 said...

Looks like a very complicated card to make. I've never made a shaker card. Perhaps I should give one a try!

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card & love the colours you have used.
Lots of different elements to this one but the finished card is beautiful,
well done you...

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

liz spooner said...

I love blue and white and this design is just so pretty.xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a truly spectacular card with which to begin a rather dull and wet week. Only you would have had the imagination and foresight to utilise the treat cups with the hexagonal Bora Bora die so big plus points for ingenuity.....they fit as if they were made for the job! I'm loving the colour palette today, that hint of black really compliments the blue dusk and crisp white tones. The composition of today's card is stunning, i just adore how you've used the Lotus Striplet die to add interest to the bottom portion of the card and the striped Nasturtiums are the perfect enhancement....really will have to invest in these sooner rather than later. Lovely example of your genius Sue, shows us that the treat cups aren't just for Christmas!
Like i said before, the week has begun with sunshine and showers here in Stirling....yes, we can see Norah's beautiful Hills but only a fool would consider venturing up them today:-) So i decided that my best option would be to stay put, a) because i have spent all of my money for now, in the sales, and b) i really should be making myself useful around the house cleaning! Feeling rather noble i cleaned my bathroom to within an inch of its life but sadly, when it came to the dusting.....i can now write my name clearly in the inch thick dust on my bedroom furniture....and the hoovering my vigour had waned slightly so i decided to make a birthday card for my friends 40th instead....yes, much better use of my time methinks!
Just to keep those who care abreast of our dear Yvonne's progress, she managed to drag herself from bed at 4am....Pam, the girl did you proud....to catch the 6.10am to Newcastle and arrived safely later that morning. Her sister has spent the weekend looking after her Dad and visiting Mum in hospital and will hand over the reigns to Yvonne when she has recuperated. She managed to visit her Mum earlier though and apart from the infection her lungs are clear of clots:-). She has been doing what she does best a cooked her Dad a risotto and he ate seconds so he is well on the mend too, they are both in good hands now.
Maureen, hmmm, any advice on how to approach Yvonne? Well, with great care, i found a taser gun very useful in case she invades your body space inappropriately, but in failing that pepper spray works almost as well:-) Just keep agreeing with her because she has a foul temper if crossed, and much like Gremlins, don't feed her after midnight and definitely don't get her wet!!!!
Tina, thinking of you and Peter at this difficult time, i pray he takes a turn for the better soon, hugsxxx
Wheely, hope you're okay, its been a while now. Take care and extra hugs
Elaine, hugs to you and Andrew&Helenxxx
Norah, lovely to see you back, hope you are wellxxx
Special hugs to P, Frances, Myra, Maria, Theresa, June, Deb C, Tracyand to anyone ill, depressed or caring for a loved onexxx
Extra special hugs to Sue for the best blog on the planetxxx

Crafty love and hugs

Laine1972xxx

nattyboots said...

Just popped back to ask nzillingworth ,have you got the Pin button from Pinterest, ?just a thought as
I have had no trouble pinning Sues cards at all .

Elaine H X

DeCor said...

Fab card Sue. Just love all that is going on in it.
June thank you for explaining the treat cup. I didn't know what it was either.

DeCor said...

Fab card Sue. Just love all that is going on in it.
June thank you for explaining the treat cup. I didn't know what it was either.

Narrowboat girl said...

A clever use of treat cups Sue, shaker cards are such fun. I love the blue nasturtiums too

P Austen said...

Lovely card Sue. I love those flowers as they're my "go to" ones asI enjoy making various colour combinations whilst watching t.v. Hugs xx P Austen

Barbara (C) said...

What a pretty card and a lovely way to use the treat cup. BarbaraC

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
Such a clever idea and a beautiful card. I love the Bora Bora dies as well as the Striped Nasturtiums. I also love all the Striplet dies. They are so versatile.

Heen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Yet again a beautiful card. I'm always drawn to the flower dies as they can accent any type of card so beautifully, and so differently. Lovely colours too. Is it just me or does Sue's accent make the treat cup sound better than it would be if British person said it? I'm Yorkshire born and bred, and very proud, but it just doesn't sound as good!

I'm sorry to say that I dragged my feet too long in making a decision and seemed to have missed all the crafty bargain dies on offer recently. Oh well, I hear there will soon be new ones to temp us with!

Pam, it was nice of you to mention my comment and agree, but I think some of these wise words came from you!. X

Love Helen xxx

Helen Bell said...

Oh dear, looks like I can't even spell my own name!

Sorry x

Helen xxx

Christine Yorkshire said...

Oh what a spectacular card. Never ever tried this before Sue but i am tempted. Thank you.

Eunice said...

Such a cute card Sue! I love the Bora Bora dies. Your color choice of course is spot on as usual.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. I've never made a shaker card so can't follow all your directions but the dies you've used and those gorgeous
Nasturtiums have created a fabulous card. Xx

Marie said...

Hi Sue - Beautiful card which I would love to Pin but cannot seem to get the Pin button on your site to work - is there a problem with the button on your site or is it just me Thanks and regards Marie

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, so much detail it's stunning.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

julie laz said...

Wow sue, this is beautiful, big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

That is such a beautiful shade of blue. And what a clever idea with the treat cup. More challenges to try. Thank you so much Sue

Pawprintx4 said...

Love these dies...I have said before. I like the tweak. I have the craft cups so just another reason to get the dies! Beautiful card.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Sue,

I really like this card, and the blue combination is always nice.

Very feminine.

love
Dorothy of Baldock