Sunday, 19 February 2017

Best Wishes

 Good Sunday morning all!  This is an oldie but goodie (hopefully you will think so too!)  I have done a few cards like this in the past as I really like the fact that you can use the Double Pierced Noble Circles and give them a slight oval effect!  I used the set and cut three "frames," but with each one, I pinched one of the sides together when setting them up to cut until they touched (but not overlapped) and cut them so you end up with a frame that is way wider at one side than the other, which gives the appearance of a sort of oval shape.  I mounted all three with mounting foam and set them on to my background which was created by embossing a piece of papyrus colour card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I added four pearl corners in cream to each of the corners.  I cut a sentiment by using two lines from the Triple Line Best Wishes die set.  I used the negative space cut from milk card and backed it with Papyrus, then a thin black mat.  At the left side, I added a double bow tied from some beautiful silk ribbon (I found on Ebay) that matched the papyrus card perfectly.  I added a vellum flower cut from the Exquisite Poppy die and accented with black jute and black Lace Edged Leaves and cream tulle.  I gave the card a thin black mat then finished with two milk card mats.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Kim Dibben!!!
Diane King!!!
Lorraine's blog!!!

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

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Marie Brookes said...

Good morning sue xxBeautiful card and I love the colour tones of it xx

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Pam said...

Very striking card, unusual design but I like it.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Elaine, I hope Andrew has started to feel stronger.
Tina, hope you are well my dear.
My daily hugs to all friends, Carmen you are a joy.
Keep well everyone.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. Hmmmm I'm sorry, I'm not sure, I can't put my finger on the exact reason, maybe it's the choice of colour used, all I know is that it's not one of my favourite samples, I'm sure I'll be alone with my thoughts on today's sample but that's all ok. We can't all like the same style of card can we ?
Sending congratulations to the 3 comment game winners today, enjoy your gift ladies.
Sending my usual hug your way xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours. Will try and do the circles like you. Have a lovely day. Hugs Jo xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card I love the colours
And the design is gorgeous.
Sorry I've not been commenting for the last
Two week but I nearly lost my husband but at least he's on
The mend now.

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunning card Sue, love the offset circle effect and cant think why I never do it myself. Got to have a go at this beauty, thanks for sharing,have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pam said...

Deborah, sorry I meant to say I hope your husband is a little better, you must have been so worried, thinking of you .
Saba, cuddles fir the baby and you, what a great.

Donita Naylor said...

Hello Sue and Gentle Hearts,

How refreshingly different! It's just dripping with elegance. Especially in the close-ups.
Congratulations to the winners!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a card with a difference,very nice too.
I see the lovely bow is back.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan Sayer said...

I do like the style of this, although big bows aren't my favourite.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, this is at fantastic card only you can make circles into ovals I love it.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a clever idea, I like the look of this very much. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card and the colours are beautiful. Never made a card like this with off set circles so must give it a try as it does have that oval look to it. Lovely to see a big bow back. Congrats to all the comment winners, enjoy your lovely prize. Hope everyone has a great time at the NEC.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Denise Bryant said...

Another beautiful creation!

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love the circles that are ovals.
Congratulations to this week's winners. Deborah, sorry to hear about your husband, pleased he's on the mend. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Lorna Stewart said...

As they say "oldies are always the best" 🙊🌸

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely card, Sue, everything great about this one. Had 'saved' one from last year on a similar theme - thought it was ovals and looked back; yes it is ovals but this one with circles is so clever in deceiving the eye. Have made two similar and they were well received, thanks to your design ideas! Very big cards, though.
Deborah A - hope your husband continues to improve, what a worry.
Carmen - love reading your posts, sending hugs to Toronto.
Fluffycat - yes, contretemps as they are known here. Why??!! do they do it? Always a shift in dynamics with a new arrival.
Well done to the three comment winners.
Happy Sunday all.

'P' in Wales

Marion Bull said...

Love this card - what a brilliant technique! Soooo clever!

Maggie B xx

Debra K. said...

Interesting card design today! Just shows how versatile these dies are. Love the bow and vellum flower. Debra x

Debra K. said...

Oops! Congratulations to the three winners!! Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the asymmetric look of the circles. Will try that.

Barbara (C) said...

I love this card and the technique to get ovals from round dies to add versatility. I'm sure it will be easy to do once I'm with my machine but at the moment I am having a "moment" and can't understand the overlap part! BarbaraC

hettygarlick said...

I love using circles or ovals like that. It's something different.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Very interesting clever card not sure about the colour.
Congratulations winners.
Jan x

Craftynetty said...

My first reaction was that this was not for me, but I shall reserve judgement as it is growing on me. However, I don't have the Noble Circles, so would have to adapt the idea if I tried it. An idea to put into my mental file. Looking forward to seeing what great new products come out of the NEC show!

P Austen said...

GM Sue, your bows are to die for. Love them. As for the flowers, they are a delight. Very clever use of a circle die. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Enjoy your Sunday everyone. Hugs xx P Austen

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a clever way to use the Noble circle dies one that I intend to try so thanks for the idea!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and All. What a different style of card , I have not seen one like this before. I love all the details from the finishing touches and beautiful bow. Congratulations to the winners. Wendy..

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful and unusual design in a great colour combination. Love the bow and flower embellishment.
Congratulations to the winners.x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very unusual card today but I like it, might have to have a try at these circles but will do them a little bit smaller as the card is bigger then the size I normally make.

Special hugs to everyone who need them especially, Tina, Elaine, Andrew, Deborah and your husband and anyone I have forgotten.

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

auscrafts said...

Love this card ,

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. I can see this as a great male card if you used jute or something instead of ribbon. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
A very unusual card today, but I really like it. I managed to get some Papyrus card this week as I had seen you use it on other cards that I really liked over the past few weeks. A brilliant idea to turn the circles into ovals, must try this too.

Deborah, pleased your husband is feeling better, how worrying for you xx
Congratulations to the comment game winners.

Hugs to everyone
Dawn Searle xx

Lorraine's blog said...

Interesting design but not sure about the colours used

Suemac said...

A clever design

Karen Derbyshire said...

A different but still lovely card Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the way you offset these, a simple but very effective idea. Great design

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today, it's great to see something unusual and fresh. The embossing folder is one of my favourites and of course pearls and a beautiful bow too, thats made my day. The return of the poppy die is such a delight and cut in vellum, so pretty. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a busy trade show and a good catch up with friends from other crafting companies too.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to the lucky winners xxx
Deborah sending a big hug to you and your husband xxx
Pam I'm looking forward to seeing you at number one again in your usual chatty mode setting us all up for the day. I know it's difficult but I'm sending you a huge hug xxxxxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card today. I must have a go at making this
Denise x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow, l love this colour combination and a great design idea with the circles offset like this. Lots of inspiration today, thank you.

Jane Franklin said...

This is an unusual card to come back to but I really like it. I thought yesterdays was great and different so I will be having a go at both.
Best wishes to all and Congrats to the winners. Luv jxxx

DeCor said...

Love this clever design. I wouldn't use this colour but with the bow and finishing touches it's a beautiful. Just goes to show what the right accessories can do! I also like it's not too difficult to do. Have a lovely Sunday all. Birds are out chirping to say Smile!!

DeCor said...

Oops wanted to say Congratulations to all the winners!

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love to see the older dies being used, reminds me what I have in my stash lol!!!! xx love the colour combo xx and thank you for picking my name out of the hat and congratulations to the other winners xx love Kim D

Anne said...

I really like this card, Sue. It's a bit different.

Anne (Northampton)

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
What a fun way to use the circles as the main die for a card.
Congratulations to the winners.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a brilliant card and very simple but full of style. Love the colour combination too. Sending best wishes

Chris Curry said...

A different way to use your circle dies Sue, not sure it is for me but appreciate the clever way of using the dies. Thank you. Looking forward to the 25th. Xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, an incredible card, love the way you have used the dies. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely unusual card. Would love to try this with the circles but like BarbaraC am not sure I quite understand how it's done but will give it a bash anyway. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love how you have used the dies. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card :)

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, so unusual but so lovely. This would make a great "special occasion " card.


Sarah Wrightson said...

Good Morning Sue, a lovely card. I don't quite get how you used the circle but will have fun playing - thanks xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card i like the way you used the dies and the colour is striking .
Catherine xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just love these "oval" circles and so simple to do and yet so effective...and that silk ribbon you found on eBay is gorgeous!

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners...

BarbaraC - I think what Sue means is to be careful when positioning the dies to make sure that you just butt them up to each other closely without overlapping the die edges otherwise you'll damage them...hth


PharmacyMichele said...

Sorry-forgot to say Congrats to the winners.


marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
This is clever it looks like Ovals but when you read it they are Circles, beautiful!
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Deborah glad you are back to usual!
Love Marg

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, another beautiful card this morning and those ovals look fabulous like that, love the flower and the colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a good idea with the circles. Lovely card. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
I really like your idea using the pierced Noble Circles.
Lovely card and I do like the Papyrus colour card you have used.
Lesley S x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the card but most of all I think it's a brilliant way to use the circle dies in a totally different way thank you love always
June horrocks xxxxxxxxxx
Congrats to the winners

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Good morning Sue
Another lovely card giving us extra/different ideas how we can use our dies to create something beautiful.
Thank you.
Well done to the prize winners.
Pat x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very unusual card today but striking. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very bold statement today, great to see different styles and colour combinations.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to the winners.

karenlotty said...

I LOVE THIS CARD I haven't got the Best Wishes (although I thought I had) but will try with Happy Birthday It's gorgeous Sue

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you have used the dies, I too, am not sure about the colour, but it may be the way it has come across in the photos.
Congratulations to the winners,
Enjoy your Sunday
Chris. Xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Incredibly creative! I would never have come up with anything so striking!
L Dewar

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
You always manage to come up with different ways to use a die, your Genius mind never rests, a lovely card, totally different to your usual style but still a perfectly put together card. Thank you so much for inspiring us to think about dies differently .

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue What a lovely card quite different I love the papyrus colour and the way you've used the circles to make them look oval I'll definitely give this a go!
Deborah sorry to hear your husband has been ill glad he's improving now
Congratulations to the three winners
Sending caring thoughts to all

Netty The Runner said...

Such a clever idea and the card is wonderful, like the colours.
Annette x

SueJ said...

What a lovely different card.
Love the colours.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful and my favourite colour . love Jean Z xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Not sure on this one. Think I would prefer it sans ribbons.

stitchingranny said...

I like this card, but always think it would make an excellent card for a man, less the fluffy bow.
Hugs Helen

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very unusual styling but love it particularly the colours - just gorgeous

congrats the winners...

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I really like the composition of this card and will certainly be making one on similar line.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, I know they will enjoy there prizes.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
How's that saying go? The old ones are the best? I sure like to think so 'cos I'm heading that way LOL.
I love that card, design and colours both. Gorgeous, and slightly adapted, would make a great male card - I agree with Helen.
Hugs, Rose

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Once again you show the versatility of your dies. Turing circle dies into ovals. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Pat S Witney said...

Sorry meant to say congratulations to all the comment fame winners. Enjoy.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
I love it! The card is such a great colour and how lucky to find ribbon that matches so well, good old ebay😉. Congrats to the lucky three winners. Have a great Sunday, everyone.
Bejay xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

I wish I had a little of ur imagination. But I guess that's why ur our queen of craft. It's def different.

Deborah. Hope ur hubby is on the road to improvement x

Pam missing ur usual run down of what's been going on get back to ur top spot !!! Lol x

Congrats to all the winners x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card for us today, I would love to have half of your talent, it never fails.
Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea.
Congratulations to all today's winners, enjoy your gift ladies.
Deborah I hope your husband is on the mend.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

An unusual card today and really god idea to use the dies like this.

Deborah, So sorry to hear about your husband. Glad he's on the mend now. X

Congratulations to the comment winners x

Love Helen xxx

val jones said...

This is really different but so lovely Sue. Really like the colour and although I have to poppy die I've never tried it in vellum but I will cos it's gorgeous.
Congratulation's to the three lucky winners.
Love Val in Spainxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very different card today, love the effect of the circle dies.
Welld done to the winners, enjoy your prise.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card and it shows that using older dies in a different manor still produces a stunning card. To often we reach for the new dies in our box and forget the ones at the back. Thank you for the reminder.
Congratualions to all today's winners, enjoy your prize.
Deborah, sorry to read your husband has been poorly, worrying time for you all.

Now Pam are you ok? I get the feeling you are a bit down! I hope your chest infection isn't back, do take care.
Have a good day everyone, I will say a prayer for those who are in need of one at this time.

Hazel X

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Absolutely stunning! Will have to try it!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I like the colours of this card very much, I think I would use a smaller bow, but that is just me, I'm not a very frilly person
Margaret xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love this card Sue. Took me a minute to work out what you meant with the circles but have Sussed it now. I think it was holiday brain!
Congratulations to the comment winners and also yesterday's card winner - sorry I forgot yesterday.
Hugs to all.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Anonymous said...

Love it and the colours
Congratulations to the blog winners enjoy your prizes
Elizabeth Bennett

Linda Carlin said...

Beautiful card love it xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. You show us some amazingly different ways to use your dies. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

WOW, a stunning card and fabulous design. Have a great day today

Congratulations to the comment winners... enjoy!

June x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue Happy Sunday to you ,
A square peg in a round hole comes to mind making a very beautiful card ,i so love the style and the colours are just perfect .
Congrats to your lucky winners.

Pam i hope you are well, Andrew is feeling good and Helen's back is much better ,they have decided to go out for a walk and have a pub lunch today as it is so mild, and yes we have sunshine too so all is good.
I will certainly keep you up to date on Andrews progress, regardless.......

Dodorah ,Sending good wishes to your Husband it must have been a very worrying time for you i hope he continues to improve , sending you both a big hug. xx

Carmen ,i do enjoy a good read , your Toronto sounds wonderful i think i would have loved it a few years ago { no will rephrase that , a good many years ago } however in my minds eye i see me trying to cross over the very busy street with my walking stick ,,,,,, Eeeeks better not go there lol.

Sending hugs to all friends you know who you are xxx

Elaine H X

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Sorry for my absence for the last few days. I have tried to move house and while the sales side has gone through without a hitch there is a big problem with my purchase and so I have been unable to move into my new flat and am homeless at present. I have had to move into my brothers flat with him and everything is in storage and I mean everything. I don't even have any underwear or even a hairbrush!!!

Anyway, enough about me. What a lovely card. I wonder if it would work as well with the square dies used in a diamond orientation.


Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue what a clever idea how to use your circles to look like ovals!!.Thanks for sharing .Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
What Can One Say About Today's Card Other Than "Truly Tremendous"
I Love It Its Striking Rich In Colour, Just Outstanding:
Wonderful Products:
"Double Pierced Noble Circle Set .B. (I've Just Purchased This Set)
"The Exquisite Poppy Die"
"The Truly Remarkable Jacobean Embossing Folder"
"The Beautiful Lace Edge Leaves"
"The Triple Best Wishes Die"
"Papyrus/Milk/Black Foundation Card"
"Vellum" "Jute" "Cream Pearl Corners" "Cream Tulle"
Today's Card Starting With "The Exquisite Embossing Using Your "Jacobean Embossing Folder"
In The Rich "Papyrus" Colour Card The Detail Is Extremely Exquisite, And Comes Across Just
Perfect In Each Of Your Photo Shots. I Love How You've Used Your "Double Pierced Circle"
And Given Them A Slight Oval Look (As One Lady Mentioned Only You Could Do That)
Cutting Out Three Frames Pinching In One Of The Sides, When Setting Up But Being Careful Not To
Overlap When Cutting Them Out, So You End Up With A Frame That Is Wider At One End Than The
Other, Giving The Appearance Of Sort Oval Shape "You Are A Genius" Then You've Added Your
Beautiful Pearl Corners, And Cut Out "The Triple Line Best Wishes" Out Of Your Milk Card
And Backing In The Papyrus Card Then Adding A Thin Black Mat To Make Your Sentiment Pop Even More.
Adding Your "Scrumptious Silk Ribbon Double Bow" The Colour That Matched Your Papyrus Card
You Then Made A Exquisite Flower From Vellum Using Your "Poppy Die" Adding Black Jute
The Very Stunning "Lace Edged Leaves", Your Cream Tulle.
Sue I Would Really Love To See You Do This Technique In A Video, As I Must Confess I Was A Little Confused
Re: The Setting Up Of Your Dies And Card Lol! I'll Give It A Try.....
I Love Large Cards So This Size Of Card Suits Me Just Fine.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For "Stupendous Card" Once Again Showing Us How You Can Transform Your Dies
Thank You For Sharing, You Inspire Me Daily And I Truly Appreciate It.
Sue Take Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy Your Gift.....

Sue Thank You For Giving Us The Confidence To Think Outside The Box When Using Your Cutting Dies

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your " oval " circles and they make a gorgeous card, will definitely have a go at this although I will be very careful not to damage my noble circles

Deborah good to have you back and I hope your husband continues to improve
Lisbeth hope you get things sorted and move into your new flat soon
Caring hugs to all who need one especially missing friends

Love and best wishes to everyone

Fiki said...

so pretty!
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Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the way you used the circle dies.

barbara macaskill said...

Love the concentric circles! They really add so much pizzazz to this lovely card! The soft, neutral colors are perfect for this beauty!
Congratulations to the comment winners too! TFS!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I really like this one you certainly get us all thinking outside the box not long now until you are back on our screens can't wait.Deborah I am so glad your husband is on the mend.Elaine I am pleased both Andrew and Helen feel up to enjoying the sunshine.Pam you have us all concerned I hope your chest isn't causing you trouble.Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant idea Sue. Must certainly try this. Thank you for sharing this idea with us. Everyday something different for us to try. Wonder what new things we will have after the trade show.

Jean said...

Just LOVE this card!

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue. I love this card, so different, took me a while for cogs to click before I rea
Used what you meant.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the colours you've used. Gorgeous card.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice card....not liking the bow though, sorry ;(

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this very clever card with almost an optical illusion. The papyrus and milk card go together so well and how lucky were you to find that matching ribbon!

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

Deborah - good to have you back and pleased that your husband is on the mend.


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssssss Sue and congratulations to the winners
Gr Karin

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue. What a simple but effective design. It looks so different yet is using a very basic die, brilliant!

Congratulations to the comment winners.

Vie Carter said...

Another fab card
Vie xx

theresa w said...

Lovely card sue x the concentic circles look amazing and the bows beautiful x love the velum poppy too x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Deborah glad to see you back and hope your hubby continues to improve x
Pam really missing your wonderful posts and hope any recent unpleasantness hasn't made you feel uncomfortable.hopefully I'm completely off the mark and sending you a big hug x
Theresa w xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue
What a delightful card the colours you have chosengo perfectly well together and are especially warming for the time of year, I love the embossing folder you have chosen I use mine often. I really like how you have used the circles together to almost trick the eye into thinking they are ovals and leading us to the lovely bow and beautiful vellum flower a real touch of luxury. You have set me thinking as to how else can these dies be used in this manner. Thank you so much, I hope the trade fair goes well for you and you're able to catch up with some friends too.
Pam hoping you are soon back in your usual place at the top and in a happier mood to cheer us all in your own special way, I know things are difficult at present so sending you a special cuddle to help. x
Many congratulations to the lucky winners today enjoy your gifts and have fun using them.

Margaret xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I would never have thought to do this with my circle dies, what a difference and so effective. A lovely card.
Congratulations to the lucky Comment Winners, enjoy your goodies !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I love the retro look that the circles dies give to this card by the way that you have cut them. Beautiful ribbon you managed to bag yourself on eBay too. I think it could be adapted to make a "man" card and we all need inspiration for those pesky males. Thank you Sue, hope all is going well at the trade fair.
Congratulations to the very lucky winners.
Deborah it's good to hear your husband is recovering, must have been a very worrying time for you.
Pam I hope you are not having further problems with your cough, missing your usual chatty round up.
Lisbeth hope you soon get your new home, think you'd better have a root through some of those boxes!
Thank you for your good wishes, the flight went and without a hitch and I got the biggest cuddle from my grandson when I arrived.
Love and hugs for all

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely different card today,great idea,
Best wishes everyone
Congratulations to winners
Karen M

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card Sue, I would love to see a video on this and see how you do it. Must be having a senior moment as am a little confused as to the pinching part. I am out of town and don't have my dies with me to play and see how you did it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue
What a fabulously elegant card. I have the noble circles (and squares and ovals), and use them all the time. To use them like this is pure genius and gives the card such a chic look x
And the colours are perfect - love it x
I have returned home from my weekend away in one piece but worn out. Nottingham University is very impressive. My friend Gill whose son is going there this Autumn is absolutely delighted that her boy has chosen so well x
I did make it to Phill's shop but would like to know who gave him the heads up that I was coming. Apparently it wasn't his weekend but I can tell when someone is trying to throw me off the scent!! Perhaps it was an inside job? Perhaps someone felt that I might just be too much for little Phill to handle - eh Sue??!!
Apparently he was at the trade show!!! Lol x
Congratulations to Patricah on your card win and to the comment game winners x
Lovely weekend but tiring and my plans over the next few days are - well not much at all x
Carmen - welcome welcome welcome, to the best blog in the whole wide world. You may be a newbie but you fit in perfectly. Your English is brilliant x
Margaret corgi owner - you sounded like the queen when you said the corgis had just come in from their morning walk x
Saba - I agree, just a t shirt - glad you have your priorities right. Enjoy those cuddles x
Myra - I thought between you and Maureen it was you that was the brainy one x
Debs cards - sorry your husband has been so poorly but glad he is on the mend now. Sending hugs x
Pam - short but sweet - hope you're ok - hugs x
Elaine - a walk in the sunshine - final destination the pub - sounds like a plan. Hugs x
Lisbeth - I hope things are sorted pretty quickly so you have your own place and crafty space x
Sue I hope you have had an amazing weekend albeit busy and more than likely tiring. I am delighted to see you are going to be on Hochanda and it is very exciting that you will be playing with the Candy Machine. However I would be lying if I said that I am happy with just 1 show. Have you upset the powers that be?
Sending everyone happy thoughts and lots of love especially all my wonderful Wilsonettes blog besties - you know who you are x
Take care folks
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I love the effect you have achieved with the circle dies and thank you for a great explanation of how you did it. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Kim Dibben, Diane King and Lorraine's blog.

Best wishes

Eunice said...

Very interesting effect on this card. I will have to read this very carefully to get the full effect!!! Love the color choice.

SuzzieQ said...

Gorgeous card design. Do I understand you distorted the dies before cutting the paper out? That's a brazen act. You surprised me. Don't you just love the way the silk ribbon ties in a bow?

ursula said...

Not seen this idea before Sue, I think it is just so amazing and so simple, must really give it a go, I like the idea for a male card....thank you for the amazing inspiration....Back to my favourite poppy die.....luv Ursula xx

Janet Wilson said...

Love the offset circles, must try this one myself.

Carol Worwood said...

I like this idea, very different but still classy. Agree this could be used for male cards, I always struggle with these. Good excuse to get the circle dies, have all the squares, rectangles and ovals! Thankyou, Carol xxxx

karen johnstone said...

Love the moon crescents created between each die x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This is different, talk about thinking outside the box, you have certainly done that AND I like it very much also love the colours you have used. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration, Love and hugs,Brenda xxx

Congratulations to the winners - Enjoy x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hey pat. I'm heading to Ireland on the 28th to the 3rd march if u fancy a meet up I'll ask sue nicely for ur contact details as I've no way of contacting except here xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really like this one, very unusual but striking. Brilliant for masculine cards ( obviously without the bow lol!) . Congratulations to the lucky winners. Love and hugs Alison xx

liz spooner said...

Really lovely card today, not as frilly and lacy as some.xx

sued99 said...

What an unusual card. I really like it. X


Hi Sue. Am definitely going to give this one a go. I remember the one you did previously & never got around to trying it. Project for this week for me!!! Thank you x

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today. I just love the way you have used the circle dies, would you believe me if i told you i was going to try out this idea....great minds think alike!!
Love Rosie from

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a different and interesting design that gives you the look of ovals but is done with the Noble Circles. Clean and simple really but an elegance added with the beautiful ribbon and pearls.


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue sorry I didn't get in yesterday I did actually write a post
but couldn't get it to publish I loved the card it was gorgeous.
Today's card is brilliant I have the circle Dies so will give this a try. Thank you Sue for the inspiration,
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations too the winners enjoy.

Big Hug's to all my friends xx

Theresa Pace said...

love it! so striking and yet so simple, hugs xx

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Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the oval effect stunning.

Congratulations to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous card and a great idea! I don't have the circle ones but I'm wondering if It would be worth trying something with my squares - more in the diamond shape than square! Lovely colours and bow too.
I'm sorry I'm late - have had a migraine today so been in bed. Need to have some toast I think!
Frances - Fluffycat - you made me laugh yesterday! The lie down wasn't meant to be quite so long! Lol!
Pam , hope your alright!
Love to all lovely friends on the blog!
Myra xxx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the circles!! Beautiful colors.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue and I do love your colours. Unfortunately do not have your circles die yet to attempt a copy.
Congratulations to your winners today.
Look forward to your informative post in the morning Pam. Xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Simply a gorgeous card. I love the whole composition and the colors are rich and yummy.
Congrats to the lucky winners this week.
Everyone, I hope the coming week is good for all of us.
Stephanie K

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A different card again! A new idea! Clever way to use the Double Pierced Noble Circles! I like the colors, the corners details, the embossing background, the sentiment & silk ribbon (matches the papyrus card perfectly, indeed).
I don’t know about the big bow, it will be a problem to send the card by mail. I will make it smaller. Just a thought.
Debs Cards – best wishes to your husband and you. I don’t know if you noticed but the sentiments that Sue is writing on the cards are always the right words to say to somebody in need.
Pam – I hope I will not disappoint you! I’m used to see longer posts from you. Is everything all right there?
'P' in Wales – got the hugs, send back to you twice as much!
Elaine H – not worries to cross a busy street, Toronto has lots, lots of traffic light! On the other hand I will stop the traffic for you, so you’ll be safe. When is your flight?
PP/Princess Pixie/ Yvonne – Thank you, thank you, thank you for your very warm welcome. I don’t know if I “fit” in already, maybe soon. (I’m trying to lose a few pounds; hopefully I am on the right track- haha).
Congratulations to the winners of this week's Comment Game: Kim Dibben, Diane King & Lorraine!
Have a great week, ladies!
Still A newbie to Craft /The newest Wilsonette,

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous use of the noble circles - will definitely use the idea for the base of a card very soon.
Congratulations to the winners, glad your hubby is on the improve Deb's cards, hope you are ok Pam and so happy for you all there is a hint of spring in the air
Muriel x

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. The papyrus colour is gorgeous and those pearl corners are really pretty.
Take care everyone.

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D from kettering said...

Love the colours on this card,

Doreen x

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card, love it

Laura O' Connor said...

fantastic card ,really nice,Laura O

Pesdagal said...

love the unique approach on this

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Really nice card, very different from the norm.

Love it.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock