Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  How about a card for the giveaway today with a pretty vellum obscured background?  I started by cutting six of the Pacific Ocean Borders in Papyrus card. I backed all of them with black.  I attached them to a piece of coconut white card in three rows of two, with the flat edges together.  The plain vellum was then cut to size and attached with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue in the corners.  For the focal element, I cut the Bora Bora die in white and backed it with Papyrus card.  I cut another Bora Bora in black and cut it in half and used it as a drop shadow on either side of the dies.  I cut a centre out of black card using the smaller die in the set and then layered up my stamped sentiment with a papyrus mat under it.  I cut a Striped Nasturtium out of papyrus card and added the striped die over the top cut in black.  I seated it on a bow tied from Black seam binding and added two swirls as accents that were cut from the Beaded Starflower die set.  Black, white and papyrus card mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Feb. 2nd as we will be having a blog launch for the new dies which starts Thursday morning for a week!  I hope you are excited as I am!  All for now, Sue x

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159 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely for the giveaway, whoever the lucky winner is will love it. Hooray for the new launch, can't wait.
Tina, I hope yesterday was not too traumatic for you. It is hard when it is the birthday of a lost one but even harder when their physical presence is still there. I thought about you all day, comforting hugs to you and Owen, dear friend.
Elaine, hope all is well with you and Andrew, take care in this cold weather.
Norah you are right, I am a Civil Servant, and they are horrendous with sick policy, everyone comes to work ill to avoid confrontation and then everyone else comes down with the illness. Whatever happened to Employer Duty of Care.
Laine good to see you back, so sorry you have been so unwell. We did miss you. Hope Yvonne and parents are okay.
Heather hope your friend came through her pacemaker op okay.
June thank you for lovely comments, hope all is now well with the knee.
Hugs to all, especially missing friends, Wheeley, NannaTina, thinking of you

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and I love the colours it's my usual
Colours I go for but it looks great. And the design is wonderful
It would look wonderful on a shelf in my craft room
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, great giveaway. So looking forward to the blog launch as have been trying not to look at the new dies till we see how you use them. woo hoo have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I just love all of the dies in your January release. I can't wait to see thr cards you make!
The Pacific Ocean dies are one of my favourite sets! Have a beautiful day. 😊

Teresa c said...

Loverly card today Sue like the colours xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful giveaway card today which would look lovely in a new home, good luck everyone. Yes, yes, yes I am so looking forward to the launch and seeing what you have been doing with the new dies and stamps, if only I was a rich women I could have all of them and play away until my hearts content.

Tina and Owen, I thought of you also all day yesterday, hugs my friends.

Pam I was once offered a job in the Lords Chancellors office and turned it down because I saw the way people were treated and thought, that is not for me, so I went into IT banking in the city, loved every minute of it, and the company I worked for were fantastic, I remember once after some foot surgery I had, I was ready to go back to work and they paid for a taxi to take me to and from the office every day in order to avoid the crowds on the trains, these things you remember don't you. It looks very foggy outside so wrap up warm today.

Laine, yes we did miss you, so pleased that you are on the mend, missed all the banter too.

Yvonne have you found that charger yet??

Oh well best finish as got craft club today so need to get my bag ready, yes Sue we are doing one of your cards with the Dot Matrix embossing folder, (mine is on order).

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Love the way you have used the vellum to give it a shadow effect and the colours a lovely. Cant wait to see your cards for the new release.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the muted effect that the vellum gives. The sentiment is so true
Very excited to see what you do with your new dies. Have ear marked a few but I expect by the end of the launch the list will have grown.
Luv
Karen xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
a truly elegant card. I just love it and the use of vellum is so clever.
Hugs, Rose

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A very eyecatching card today and a perfect colour combination too. What a gorgeous sentiment this is too.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty sentiment and details on this beautiful card!

Donita Naylor said...

Hello Sue and Susanettes,

Love how you did that background! Wish I had that border set.

Also looking forward to the launch. The November one caught me by surprise, and it was rich and deep, but I did my peeking for this one and am eager to see what you make and how those kinetics work.

I hope everybody has an inexplicably good day Wednesday.

Love,
Donita

Julie Elli said...

Loving that background Sue and what an unusual colour combination today! Very striking!
Big hug
Julie E

Maria Illsley said...

A great card Sue I'm looking forward to seeing you cards using your new dies xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Usually when you really love a particular card you can pick the elements which make you smile or 'sing' or stand out, but I can't with today's card, everything about it makes me smile. The colour scheme is just beautiful and even though the way you photograph your samples highlights their beauty I bet today's pictures don't do it justice, it really is a beautiful card Sue. I use to be like you Jan and wait till launch to see the new collections until I was 'heckled' for want of a better word, I love surprises so it was something new to look forward to in what could be a mundane same as kind of day when you're unable to leave the house during the cold winter months, so it was kind of ignore the emails showing the pre-order pictures of the new collections, I'm really excited to see the really different samples and like your SB designs, I'm so excited to show off your new collection to those that visit market and those that like to order their 'special' family and friends cards from me. There is nothing wrong AT ALL Jan in waiting and enjoying the surprise of new Sue designs - enjoy x 😊
On that note, my usual hug is on its way to you Sue and to say that launch day can't come quick enough is an under statement lol thank you for brightening up my dull January days I so love you for that xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. The colour combination is lovely and I love the effect of the vellum background.

BarbaravV

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today & I love the vellum. Your flowers are always outstanding. Yvonne xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous background from that lovely border, love the vellum and the sentiment too. So true !!!
I am sure whoever wins this beautiful card will treasure it.
Lovely cooler change here today, we had some rain last night to break the heatwave, is only in the mid 20sC today.
Can't wait for the release, only wish I could be at the demos of the new dies, maybe another time, looking forward to the mystery of some of them, I am sure all will be revealed with some great samples.
hugs
Muriel x

DeCor said...

Lovely card Sue. Think the Botallack Bora die is wonderful. Your new Jan dies look great....looking forward to seeing your ideas.

Max Golby said...

Good morning.
Lovely card I like seeing the vellum used in that diffuse way.
Looking forward to seeing the new dies.
Have a great day

Donna

DeCor said...

Lovely card Sue. Think the Botallack Bora die is wonderful. Your new Jan dies look great....looking forward to seeing your ideas.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A lovely colour combination and clever use of vellum which draws the eye to the sentiment.
Looking forward to your new die launch and seeing all the great inspiration! X

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

The parchment sheet really softens the background on this card, which in turn, highlights the other elements of this gorgeous card

June x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. The vellum on this card really softens the borders behind, it's lovely. Looking forward to your new launch, seeing pictures on packets is no substitute for seeing what you create.
Tina T, my thoughts will be with you and Owen today. Pam, pleased to hear that your bosses are not being obnoxious. Laine, did miss you, glad that you're feeling better. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautifully designed card, love the colours you have put together.So looking forward to seeing your new samples for your January dies.
Jan x

Debra K. said...

Lovely card design but to be honest the colour scheme isn't my favourite. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Great card for the giveaway, Sue, love the colours and whole design - really special. Would also like to see this without the vellum, too.
Yes, also full of anticipation for the new launch, guess there will be lots of temptation.
Laine, good to see you back and did miss you - so sorry for the migraines/seizures. Thanks for hug, babes well, missing the banter with PP.
Special thoughts for the two Tinas and Elaine, also Sandy H who has not been well.

'P' in Wales

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card and I love the obscured background. Very unusual. The winner of this one will be very lucky. I'm very excited about the new launch. What I've seen so far looks very different.
Pam, I forgot to say yesterday, I took delivery of the sapphire on Monday and can't believe how strong the magnet is. The dies just jump onto it. Thanks for the suggestion.
Crafty hugs to all who are suffering, lonely or in need.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Netty The Runner said...

Fab card Sue, love the use of vellum to soften a colour. Cannot wait for your new dies, I'm bursting.
Annette x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing. I am very much looking forward to seeing your new dies and, more importantly, what you do with them!
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Bring on the blogathon!

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xxhazel

Annie's messy stamping said...

Really pretty card for the giveaway today Sue. Love the vellum overlay.

I've had a sneak preview of some of your new dies and can't wait to see what you make with them.

Annie P
xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, love the addition of the vellum. Looking forward to seeing the cards you have made using your new dies.

Michele

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue,
Fabulous card for the giveaway today. I love the black with the Papyrus card as I love the black with taupe too. Looking forward with anticipation to the new dues blog launch. I have been looking at them and can't decide which ones to get, so I too am looking forward to seeing how you work your magic with them.
Have a good day everyone, hugs to those who need them.

Dawn Searle xxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fab combination of dies, colour and style. Bora bora is definitely a favourite.

Claire Hunter said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card as usual. You never fail to impress. Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love all the details. Have a wonderful time today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

lilian said...


Hi Sue, this is a real wow card, love the velum.
Looking forward to seeing how you use your new releases, ( sorry not much cash at the moment ).
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. I like the soft effect the vellum gives. Looking forward to the launch very much to see what you have done with the dies.

Love Rosemarie X X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm loving the effect the vellum gives to the background, it gives a very mystical effect.
I'm really looking forward to your samples for your new collection, yes I'm excited !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is gorgeous and the sentiment is so beautiful.
Really looking forward to your blog launch. So excited to see how you have used them.
Marion S x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today Sue, velum does make the background softer but so pretty.
Seen sneak preview of the new dies look fab.
Pam - so pleased work was ok , working in the CIVIL SERVICE. they should be CIVIL and kind to their servants i.e. The STAFF. My love and hugs.
Yesterday was a strange day, I went to pass on my love and birthday wishes and thank him for 37 happy years. Now tomorrow to get over. Owen couldn't go.
June Smith - go carefully in this frosty weather and enjoy your craft club.
Elaine hope Andrew and Helen are doing ok.
To all my virtual friends P in Wales, Dragonsnap2, Nanna Tina, PP, Laine, Craftysuetoo I send to you
My love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, looking forward to seeing the new dies in action. Pacific Ocean are my personal favourites, but think I like them all really.

auscrafts said...

look forward to seeing the new dies

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue interesting colour combination and the vellum certainly adds a different look. Looking forward to seeing all your new dies love from Jackie xx

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Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, Bora Bora is such an elegant die.
B xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the look of the vellum over the background. Looking forward to see the new dies being released x

SueJ said...

Can't believe we are at the Wednesday giveaway again, the week has gone by so quickly.
Very different card but I love it.

Good luck with your launch, can't wait to see what you do with the dies.

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Your sentiment is beautiful and so true.
Looking forward to your new launch tomorrow. Xx

foxyg said...

Great card in fabulous colours, and with a beautiful sentiment.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, somebody is going to be very happy.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue More loveliness this morning, can't wait for the launch of the new dies and your fab demos.
Thankyou for all the inspiration and instruction you pass on to us all. Luv Anne from Calne.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,like the idea of the vellum & a lovely sentiment
Best wishes
Karen M

Marianna Hammer said...

A lovey card !

Sue MacFall said...

Goody - new dies coming. Must save my pocket money!!
Thanks for the chance to win this lovely card.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a fabulous card i love the design and colour .
Catherine hugs .

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the vellum really softens the look and makes the dies seem completely different x love the sentiment too x so excited for your launch x I'm really intrigued by some of the new dies and cannot wait to see what you have in store for us x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Chris Curry said...

Love this card and this set of dies are a definite favourite. I love the stamps you designed to go with them too. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Robin Sachs said...

Good morning, Sue. I love this beautiful card. The dies you used are wonderful. I am so excited about the launch; I can't wait to see all the great new things.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, very elegant in design and colour scheme and a reminder for me to use vellum more often, it softens a background beautifully...

Can't wait to see what you do with the new dies...

Izzy

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today, I'm glad I read the first bit quite quickly as I thought my eyes had gone fuzzy until I read about the vellum overlay! I do love how it softens everything in the background but makes the focal point pop. I'm looking forward to the new die release but the few that have caught my eye will have to wait a while until the finances recover from Christmas!!
Love Diane G xxx
Tina thinking of you and sending hugs xxx
Pam keep yourself warm when out and about xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a wonderful card this is. I love the way you have used the vellum and it really works in softening the colours. I'm always amazed at how many ideas you come up with and can't wait to see what's in store for us with your new dies. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Love this morning's card. Love the muted look created by the vellum overlay.
Whoever the lucky winner will be, I am sure they will love it too.

Absence due to our forthcoming production of the panto Pinocchio by our village Pantomime Society. Pete was a founder member and I joined the following year after retiring from our darts and skittles teams. Although I played many parts in past productions I am mostly involved with the prompting these days and of course the costumes. So busy times still ahead as we open our first performance next month.

Gurt big squashy hugs to all in need of one or two today.
Pam, I have always loved a brandy and lovage (herb liquor) whenever a bad cold chest or infection has arisen. Really clears the bronchials as they say (plus it's tastes lovely too). Glad to read your bosses not giving you gyp.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Beautiful card this morning and the sentiment wording is beautiful. As always you finish a card of with style and class and come up with so many different ideas. I am also looking forward to seeing what you will be coming up with your new dies,
Hugs and well wishes....... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I love the softness with use of vellum.
VC xx

doreenj said...


Love the colours and the velum on this card, so different.

Can't wait for the new launch, have the striped nasturtiums coming!!!!!




Doreen x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card. Thanks for the continual inspiration. Can't wait for the new dies launch blogs. Sarah xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very beautiful and elegant card. Love the colorcombi.

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue today's card is beautiful love the colours and the dies of course can't wait for Thursday exited to see your new set of dies and what brilliant cards you make for us
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Suemac said...

A pretty card, love the colours

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love it

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. How different it looks with the vellum. SueL x

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue, what a striking card, I don't have those dies but must try the vellum method as it really does give the card a soft effect. I spent yesterday catching up on all your blog posts for this year! I have picked up a few ideas! Gutted to have missed the orphans, but congratulations to Laine for giving them a good home! Can't wait to see your new dies & the inspiration you share for each die. Good to have something refreshing to look forward to with this miserable weather!

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card and great look with the vellum

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I love the colours.

Anne (Northampton)

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful the vellum gives it a great soft look .

Laine , so sorry you have been ill but nice to know you are on the mend, take care xxxxx

June enjoy your craft day xxx

Tina T ,i can imagine it being a strange sad day for you yesterday ,i was thinking about you . Take care Xxx

Pam keep wrapping up warm ,think it is about to get colder for the end of the week.

Andrew is coping thank you all who asked , he certainly isn't as bad as last time and hopes to visit us later today as it is his dads birthday. Poor Helen has a back problem and it flares up now and again ,she is hoping to get to see the DR today, fingers crossed.

sending big hugs to all take care and stay warm.
Elaine H X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on another sunny frosty morning and cold, but at least its not snowing. A beautiful card today love the soft effect with the velum. hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A beautiful card this morning.
I love the colours you have used, the vellum overlay and the lovely Bora Bora die.
I am looking forward to Thursday and seeing the cards you have created with your new die release!
Lesley S x

hettygarlick said...

A very smart card Sue. I like the vellum on the background. Excited to see your new die collection!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today, I've got to be more adventurous with my colour choices! Tend to be a bit same old same old....
PattieAnn

Champagne Dvine said...
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Champagne Dvine said...

Beautiful. The vellum is a lovely touch

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue today's card and a beautiful I love the bora bora die I'm really looking forward to your new launch very exciting!
Laine sorry to hear you've not been well hope you are feeling much better
Yesterday must have been so difficult for you Tina sending you caring thoughts
Good wishes to all

Isa Cim said...

Wouahou!!!Fantastic card Sue! You are excellent on creating three-dimensional effect cards! Thank you very much for this beautiful inspired card. The Bora Bora die from your pacific collection is so versatile that it brings to any card a truly magnificent look. With love Isabelle Cimbali from Switzerland

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue, I love the effect given by using the vellum on the background. I need to stop using pastel colours as much as I do, I think I've only used black on a card once or twice!
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours, The vellum looks good. love Jean Z xxxx

Tressa said...

I too thought my iPad picture was blurred until I read your notes about the use of vellum. What a difference its use makes! This is a technique I must try as I do like the results it brings. Lovely card.

Apropos of nothing in particular. Has any one else noticed where the visitor list shows you are from when you first log in? For a while I have noticed that it shows me as a visitor from Poole which is a long way south of Northamptonshire. When I log in at the caravan in Wales it has shown me as a visitor from the east coast of the USA. Is Blogspot weird or what!!!! !

Teresa

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a stunner! I love the muted effect you get just by laying vellum over the top of the background, a fabulous card indeed. Thanks for giving us all the chance to win it.
Bejay xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the colour combination of today's card, it looks masculine at first glance, but the dies and embellishments pretty it up. I love the addition of the Vellum which really softens the background.
Hugs
Sandra
Xxxx

Chaffinch said...

Not seen this idea of vellum obscured backgrounds before - interesting.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care Kitty.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the softening effect the vellum gives this design.
Rosemary xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a beautiful card and the colours are excellent.
Rolf xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

This is georgeous sue. Love the softness that the vellum gives. I finally got my nursturtiums dies yesterday guess what I'll be doing today?? lol playtime woo hoo.

Elaine. Glad Andrew is doing a little better

Laine. Great ur on the mend I do miss ur banter lol

Tina t. Thinking of u xx

Everyone else love n hugs always

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, what a good idea to obscure the background with vellum. It means that you can tie in the background to match the foreground without losing all the detail of the sentiment panel. Thanks for sharing

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card as always.
Can't wait for the launch of your new collection so I can see your beautiful samples.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, what a delightful sentiment and oh, so true. I love the bora bora die and the way in which you have softened the background with the vellum. Looking forward to seeing your new dies. Just hope that I can get onto the blog everyday.
In answer to your querie regarding where you are in the world, the same thing happens to me. I always come up as living in or near Kleinmond in S Africa but whilst the latter is true (for the next 7 weeks), I am miles away from there. I blame the heat here as it must addle the iPads brains.
Keep warm everyone. Hugs P Austen x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the contrast between the sharp colours of the foreground and the softly muted background, clever. I gave in and had a quick look at your new dies but will refrain from making any choices until I have seen them in action so to speak. You always manage to change my mind once I have seen your samples :-)

Laine - sorry you have been so unwell, I hope your babies were looking after you and not making unreasonable demands when all you want to do is sleep. Hope you are back to normal (?) very soon :-)

Frances

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous very striking card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the use of vellum to soften the background is a great idea. Can't wait for tomorrow to see what you've done with all these new dies
Wheelybad missing you it's been a long time, hope you're ok
Hugs to Nanna Tina, TinaT and Elaine and love and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a very elegant card. The velum over the background makes the decorative foreground standout. Looking forward to your new die releases tomorrow.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Like Everyone I've Fallen In Love With "Today's Extremely Exquisite Elegant Card"
I Just Love The Tremendous Colour Palette It Works Extremely Well Together
"The Coconut White/The Fabulous Papyrus/Black Foundation Card" Beautiful Combination
I Love How You took "The Pacific Ocean Border" An Cut It Out Of The Papyrus Card And
Backed In Black Card, Then Adding "The Vellum" Which Creates Such A Delicate Softness To
Today's Masterpiece.
Cutting Out "The "Bora Bora" In Coconut White" Then Backing It With "The Papyrus Card" Cutting
The "Bora Bora" Once More This Time In "Black Card" Cutting This In Half And Placing Behind
"The Bora Bora" This Creating A Shadow Effect, Which Works Just Perfectly.
I Just Love "The Stupendous Focal Point Using Part Of Your "Bora Bora" Adding Your Sentiment"
May I Say The Sentiment Is Very Beautiful Indeed, To Finish You've Added One Of The Extremely Exquisite
"Striped Nasturtiums". Which Looks Outstanding In "The Papyrus, With The Black Stripes, Love The Swirls
And The Very Beautiful Bow.
I'm Extremely Looking Forward To Seeing All Your Astonishing New Cards You Will Make With Your
New Stupendous Dies...
I Must Hold My Hands Up Ive Already Pre-Ordered All "The New Stamps" Also Three New Dies,
"The New Antila Gemini Die" Is One Its Just So Very Elaborate, It Reminds Me Of Very Deep Lace.....
Sue Thank You For Sharing I Truly Appreciate It, Thank You For Being Extremely Kind Sharing Giveaway's
Each And Every Week And Always On Your Tremendous Launch Of New Dies....
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue and also the use off vellum.

Gr Karin

Patricia said...

Really lovely card Sue,
I have been up most of the night and thought my eyes were not focusing properly till I read there was Velum on your beautiful card.
Using different colour ways it can be used for so many occasions.
Have a good day
Patricia x

Iris Harborne said...

Hi Sue What a totally fabulous card. Vellum is so lovely and using it like this really softens the card. It's beautiful. Regards, Iris

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.

A striking card today. Very lovely. Have recently bought more vellum to use for flowers, but will now be using some for this technique too I think.

Sorry to hear you've not been well Laine, but pleased you're feeling better now.

So looking forward to the launch of the new dies Sue, to see what masterpieces you've created with them.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Well another wonderful creation that you are kindly giving away.The vellum overlay is so effective and gives a somewhat romantic feel.
I am really looking forward to seeing your take on your new collection.

Heather R Oxforshire

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love how you've used the vellum.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue love the softness of the vellum look.i don't have the Nasturtium or starflower dies yet but they are on my must have list . Anticipating an exciting week looking at your new release dies . Gloria (sidcup ) xx

Anonymous said...

Really love this card.The dies, the colours and the sentiment are perfect. The vellum over the background just finishes it off. Sheila Bentley

Yvonne Nicholson said...

Very pretty card, like how you used the vellum.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous looking card today and love the use of vellum, very, very pretty....
Love Rosie from Chorley
xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another lovely card and the vellum just adds another dimension to it! As someone else said I'd like to see it without the vellum too! Lovely choice of colours too.
I sorted all my Dies yesterday. I have rather more than I thought I did! Oops! Now you are tempting us with some more! They look very interesting and I'm so looking forward to seeing how you use them! Thank you for doing that.
Frances( fluffycat) - you made me smile with your use of the (?) in your post!
Laine - good to see you back and so sorry you've been having a tough time - very debilitating!! I'm so pleased you realise that you and I are the shy retiring ones. If we got together we 'd chat quietly in hushed tones!
PP - that Charger will be just exactly where you left it!!
Teressa - I just had to go and look - I was from Poole as well! I'm in Lancashire! I've noticed in the past I was from London, London - why twice I don't know - maybe trying to be like New York and Frank Sinatra!
To the two Tina's, Elaine and all the families - thinking of you!
Love Myra xx

Jean said...

Elegant and pretty!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another lovely card, I do like the way you have used the vellum to tone down the background. Looking forward to the launch of your new dies,but still have not caught up with the dies already on my wish list - I don't think I ever will
Wendy x

barbara macaskill said...

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuumeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! What a scrumptious card! It reminds me of a yummy chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting!! So pretty! TFS!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am not sure of the vellum overlay guess I will have to try it out so I can see it in real life. Really excited about tomorrows launch. Special hugs for the two Tina's. Elaine lovely to hear Andrew is tolerating his treatment, poor Helen a bad back is not good.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning, unusual colors as well. Can't wait to see them done up in cards

Lori from Canada

Barbara said...

Beautiful card!!!
Looking forward to the shows tonight and the launch of your dies tomorrow, we are being spoiled!!!!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous, love the papyrus colour card and can't wait for the new launch as mentioned yesterday had a sneak peek and can't decide what needs to go on the wish list....

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is gorgeous and so pleased to see the bora bora die as I have just bought it.
Would love to see a demo with the matching tulip stamp, I know I am being cheaky lol.

Can't wait for the new launch, have been seeing the wonderful new dies and wondering when the
launch would be.

ursula said...

Gosh what an amazing finish the vellum gives to something like this, not sure I have seen this before, but as always with you Sue, another amazing idea for me to use....A really super card in the end, one that would be amazing for a male birthday....the colours blend so well together....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really lovely card for the giveaway, love it. Looking forward to the new die launch, as I have been having a few sneak looks. Take care. Bx

ursula said...

Was a bit hasty there, cannot wait for the new die launch and all the wonderful samples you will produce for us Sue....another lot to add to my 'wish' list...luv Ursula xx

Anne Prescott said...

Another lovely and inspiring card Sue, also looking forward to the new die launch. Anne x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, love the dies you have used, the colours you have chosen are really different but they work so well together.
Thank you for sharing love and hugs Brenda xxx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card and colour combo.xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today. Love how you've diffused the background with vellum.
Regards
Dorianne

Roisin said...

Stunning card Sue! Very classy!

Roisin

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely ca d today. The colours work well today and the vellum overlay gives them a muted look. Look forward to seeing what you make with your new collection.

Theresa Pace said...

interesting combination. loving the hue of that papyrus card, hugs xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue. I like the way you tone down the background with the velum

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card and the sentiment is fabulous. Where can I find it?
Laine, sorry you haven't been well, but good that you are on the mend. Don't believe Myra, I am the quiet, shy and retiring one.
Sending love to Tina & Owen, Elaine & Andrew, Pam, PP, Laine, and those who are poorly or lonely.
Maureen xxx

karenlotty said...

Striking card and I love how the vellum softens the background Looking forward to the release of the new dies

Vie Carter said...

Great card

Vie
x

Sherry said...

gorgeous!! love the sentiment also!

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card can't wait for your new die launch

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & all
Beautiful card for a give away love the velum over the background to soften it.
I love the colour's too.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hug's fo Tracy Pam Tina Tina T Elaine Laine Loraine PP June Wheelybad Deb C
& anyone e else who eeds wond
Love a bg

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! What a beautiful Wednesday giveaway card !!! I have just finished a card using the Pacific borders and the Bora Bora dies to. I love how you have made the background with the Pacific border dies and i think it is a lovely idea to soften the the colours by using vellum over the top. It really makes the main focal element, the Bora Bora die set stand out. I do really like your colour combo to. Your Nasturtiums look fab on your card. A great finishing touch. Thank you for sharing todays beautiful card. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Eunice said...

Very elegant card Sue. Love the look the vellum gives it.

Littlelamb said...

Love the card Sue. Have the dies apart from the background one. Looking forward to seeing what you will do with the new dies. Thank you for all your hard work.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I really like this card, also when you soften the background by using vellum. Flowers are lovely.

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Love from Dorothy
Baldock

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,great flowers,Laura O

IVY Cheong said...

Exquisite card ! Cannot wait for the new launch tomorrow. Ivy from Lincoln

RJ Goldfuss said...

Oh my goodness! I saw this on fb and had to watch the video! This has to be the most fabulous die I've ever seen!

RJ Goldfuss said...

Oh my goodness! I saw this on fb and had to watch the video! This has to be the most fabulous die I've ever seen!

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful card!A new launch...very excited.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Barbara (C) said...

What a lovely card. Love the background. Another die I need I think! BarbaraC Maidstone

Anonymous said...

I love this saying, so true it fits beautifully in this die and quite manly in the colours you have used
Carole eaton Stourbridge

Lorna Stewart said...

Lovely card and great colours x

Denise Hancock said...

Lovely card and dies
Denise X

Sassy said...

A very beautiful card with a lovely sentiment! Adding velumn is a pretty tpuch. Sandra Smith