Monday, 6 February 2017

In The Garden

Hello my crafty friends!  I was quite pleased with this Garden Shadow Box card, which uses items from several different die sets.  I started by cutting the In The Garden Shadow Box out of milk card and adding mounting foam to the back.  I embossed another piece of milk card with the Climbing Vines embossing folder and used it as my backing behind the Shadow Box.  I cut the Family Tree die in brown, added a couple of the small birds from the set in the tree along with the tyre swing and a couple of piles of leaves next to the tree.  I cut the larger spaces in the box so they made one large opening and then allowed the tree to climb out of the box onto the edge of the shadow box.  I filled the three small remaining opening with the birdhouse, clay pot and garden tools.  I used the Garden Fence and Gate die set to cut a long length of fence to cover the entire length of the card.  The card was completed with a simple milk card mat and layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.

As soon as I finish doing all the drawings, the winners of the latest die release sets will be posted later on today sometime so don't forget to check back later this afternoon!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue, love it. Good luck to all in the draw.
June, hope the knee isn't too painful, this cold damp weather won't help.
Tina, hope Owens first day goes well. It is a new start for him. Hugs to you both.
Elaine, I hope Andrew and Helen are both improving, it is so close to the end of Andrews treatment, big family hug for you all.
Dragonsnap, enjoy your holiday, you will miss the family at this precious time and they will miss you too. Have a great time though.
Norah, thank you for your lovely words of Robbie. He has surpassed all of our hopes and expectations with his determination. The terrible damage done to his internal organs has not yet started to heal but we live in hopes. He is our hero, his friends are lifelong and will take good care of him.
Yvonne, you sound really tired, it could be the excitement if the last few days is catching up with you too. Take care of yourself.
Laine, missing you, are you okay honey.
Hugs to all, especially our missing friends.
Time to defrost the car, it's super cold this morning.

hollyberry said...

A wonderful card.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a happy sample to start the week with, if this doesn't take us to a happy place when we look at this then nothing will !
I'd love to spend day here with a picnic. This is the collection I can't wait to play with when I get back to my craft room. Sending many hugs for the day xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Really like these style cards and this one is a beauty, thanks for sharing. Getting excited about the draw Sue as you know the winning is great but the anticipation is the real buz. Hope that makes sense, good luck everyone lets all have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue What a lovely card to start the week. The anticipation of warmer weather is great especially as it's frosty.

Have a great day


Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love your shadow boxes and use them loads but it's always great to have more inspiration.
Thanks for everyone's good wishes.
PP been meaning to say enjoy your good luck and make sure you treat yourself.
Crafty hugs to all.
D xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card these are so versatile dies.
Nancyd xx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card Sue, love the appearance of the beautiful tree again xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful csrd and I love the design.
The colours are lovely

Have a lovely day
Debs Cards xxx

Karen Drew said...

Great card for a man
Karen xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the shadow boxes. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Julie Elli said...

Genius! How did you get the wood pattern on the fence and the accessories look so real!
The tyre swing is so cute! A really lovely card.
Thanks Sue
Good luck for later everyone!! 🍀🍀🍀

Clai01 said...

A tree swing always makes me smile for some reason ?... love it. x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow a lovely card this morning, you can never go wrong with the shadow box dies and these garden dies fit in so well, you do know that your are onto another winner with these don't you.

It is very frosty out there this morning so please everyone be careful, we are off to the coast this morning as my hubby has a dental appointment at a hospital down there, hope all goes well.

Special hugs to everyone, you all know who you are.

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

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely card Sue. Do like these gardening elements.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
My favourite shadow box. Lovely card.
Jan x

Donita Naylor said...

Good morning, Sue and Wilsonettes,

This card looks fun.
Hope everyone has a good Monday.
We might visit the musical instrument museum here. The founder of Target stores built it for $250 million.
One thing about a jewelry show is that you can spend more money than at a papercrafting convention, and come home with a smaller bag. Also, you can't drive a tanzanite ring to work.
My days are numbered here in sunny Arizona and it's cold at home, but I'm looking forward to connecting back up with my crafting supplies.
Especially with Valentine's Day coming up.

Best to everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A great unisex design with a very clever adaption of the shadow box window.x

Linda Graham said...

Always loved this die set and card,thank you,Linda x

Denise Bryant said...

Love all the fun things you can do with the Shadow Box die! Beautiful garden themed card! Love the tree and fence!

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today Sue, the actual shadow box die is so versatile, along with the other shadow box shapes what a variety of cards you can make. Need to get this tree!!!!!
Pam - hope you take care scrapping the ice from the car ( I have an electric ice scraper that plugs into the cig lighter). I will pass on your good wishes to Owen and special hugs 🤗 from us both.
June Smith - how are you today lucky lady - hugs to you.
Elaine, hope you Andrew and Helen are doing ok - hugs to you all.
Dragonsnap2- hope all is well at your home and are excited to be jetting off - hugs to you, cuddles to Lola.
To all my virtual craft friends - hugs and more hugs!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all 🤗🤗🤗
Tina T xxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Especially love the tree die.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love those dies the design is such fun. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, know several people who would enjoy this one. Don't have any shadow boxes but use the tree set - or parts of it - all the time and it's getting an outing today!
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card, another brilliant card using the shadow box dies.


BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, such a great combination of dies, definitely need the shadow box sets, so have a wish list ready for my birthday. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Catherine Lyons said...

I do love those Shadow boxes they are so versitle love the tree and fence they make such pretty cards Sue.
Catherine xx

Netty The Runner said...

Such a pretty card.
Annette x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a stunning card. The accessories look so real & the tree is beautiful. Good luck to everyone for the draw. Yvonne xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely combination, the shadow box and the lovely tree too. I am so glad I got the shadow box dies, endless possibilities, as versatile as all of your dies are Sue, I think these take the cake.
Good luck everyone later on in the draw,
Muriel x

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
A great card, I love my Family Tree die set, it's so versatile, I do need to get a shadow box, my shopping list is so long now.
Take care,
Chris xx

auscrafts said...

pretty card. would work for male or female

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

lilian said...

Hi Sue,fabulous card, love the way the tree is growing out of the box, very clever.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning. These shadow box dies are certainly versatile. The elements you have used go so well. A unisex card too.

Barbara V

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

The perfect card for those gardeners in our lives.

susyjune said...

wonderful card

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card to start a new week. Love the shadow box dies, they are so versatile, fun and suitable for both male and female cards.
Marion S x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Such a pretty card Sue, lovely!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely collection, and makes a brilliant card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card and so clever of you to use the family tree die with the shadow box. I wish everyone good luck in the die draw later today, fingers crossed.
Have a good day.

Love and Hugs xxx
Dawn Searle in Cambridge

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

IVY Cheong said...

So sweet card.... So excited for later...good luck all!!!! Ivy x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely fun card. Love the shadow box dies. Good luck everybody. Love to all Alison xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An excellent fun card.
B xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card , love how you have overlapped the tree on the shadow box ,this card really tells a story ,i love it all.
Looking forward to your draw winners later Sue , and wishing everyone Good Luck.

Pam, Robbie will have a great time and in the hands of his friends
he will be well looked after ,i take my hat off to him . Go Robbie Go !!

June , hope hubby's appointment goes well .

Tina, i hope all goes well for Owen today , big hugs to you both .

Breee its a cold frosty one here today ,please take care if you have to go out and wrap up warm.
sending warm hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a cute card, all the elements work so well together to make a picture and show how versatile and useful your Shadow Box dies are...

Good luck in the draw ladies!...


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card . love Jean Z xxx

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, especially for a man or indeed any keen gardener. Love that tree die. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Theresa said...

Good morning sue and everyone
Oh what a lovely card to set us up for another week and the excitement of the draw this afternoon
Good. Luck. Everyone
Short and sweet this morning got an appointment and still need to get in the shower
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

I love this card, ticks all the boxes for our gardening friends. The tyre swing is a genius finishing touch. I know plenty of friends who would enjoy receivning this card.

Good luck to everyone in the draw later, I know some will be disappointed but congratulations in advance for all the lucky winners.

(((((hugs))))) to all our poorly blog friends.
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Great card love the scene the dies create, and as you say ideal for cards destined for the men in our lives!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card!
The shadow box is great for creating small scenes on the cards,
just love it :))

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this cardits so clever I've loved this die so many things you can do with this I've managed to get them now and also the tree I'm chuffed!!!!!!!! Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue just love how you have amalgamated the different sets in your card. Really nice. Love from Jackie xx

Suemac said...

Lovely card

Anne said...

I love all the dies you have used here, Sue. A great card.

Anne (Northampton)

Annie's messy stamping said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the little birds.

Annie P

hazel young said...

Stunning shadow box card Sue it would make a fabulous retirement card xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A fantastic card, love how you have combined dies from different sets. A fun card.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Another lovely creation rwith these versatile dies. They are so useful for both Male and. Female cards.
Good Luck for Sue's Draw
Lesley S x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card this morning showcasing some lovelt dies. The tree is beautiful.
Love Diane G xxx

Tina I hope all goes well for Owen today xx
Sending hugs to Pam June Tina and Elaine xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous !! I love the shadow box cards, and this lovely with the different die-cuts combined.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I have just bought these dies (except the fence) so it's great to see them like this,
it's a brilliant card thank you for the inspiration,
Best wishes everyone & good luck for later
Karen M

val jones said...

This card is adorable Sue. Love the way you've fenced it off.
Love Val in Spain xxx

hettygarlick said...

That is so cute. Love it!

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a foggy frosty Monday morning, love your garden shadowbox this morning, and it looks so like my garden when my daughters were young, lots of lovely things to swing on. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Really cold and Frosty today!
Love the Shadow boxes and this is one I do have, but like Karen M not the Fence!
Good Luck everyone with the Sue Draw!
Love Marg

Snowy said...

This is great to show how your different dies work together, lovely card. Snowy xx

Scottydog said...

Lovely the way you have combined the dies from different sets, this is what makes your dies so versatile Sue & sets them apart from others.
Must get the tree as that will be so useful and I like the cards both you & John have made with it, another one for the birthday list! Lol!

Thank you Sue for the inspiration & for your generosity in giving away so many dies & stamps, not to mention your beautiful cards.
Good luck everyone in the draw.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Just shows you can use the shadow box in many ways.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW You have made a stunning card with some beautiful colours of cardstock. I have all your shadow box dies, i just think they are so versatile and with the garden set all the little extras like the garden tools, plant pot and bird box along with the bird, leaves and tyre swing in the family tree collection are so cute. Loving the way you have put the fence right a cross the front. This would make a gorgeous guy or retirement card. Good Luck everyone for the draw later today.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

I love this card, especially the tree and the picket fence, ideal for an avid gardener or someone retiring!

June x

doreenj said...

What a lovely card, love these shadow
box dies; soo useful!

Doreen x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Just lovely. SueL x

Diane King said...

Will definitely be having to buy shadow boxes. What a great use of different dies x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I can't get enough of your shadow box dies they are so versatile and I use them all the time. Good luck to everyone later I hope you realise Sue that we would follow your blog even if you didn't give away your amazing prizes you are such an inspiration thank you

Anonymous said...

Cute card tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have to agree that this is a really cute card. I love the little birds in the tree.


SueJ said...

Love the shadow box dies, this one is no exception.
Great card.

Clare Powell said...

Love this card, the family tree die works so well with the shadowbox x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Another great card from the shadow box collection. The embossed back ground works so well with all the finishing touches. Great collection for both male and female cards. Wendy

Chaffinch said...

I am enjoying the shadow boxes also - trying to collect them all.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, great card, I do love the Family Tree Die, and have used the foliage from on several cards and it is lovely, don't yet have a shadow box, but it is approaching to top of my wish list so soon I hope, problem is which one to choose.
Good Luck to everyone in the draw, and thank you so for being so generous.

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue I agree with you this card is so cute. Love your shadow box die.The tyre swing reminds me of my children playing in the back garden.Oh happy days!! Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Roisin said...

This is so very different Sue....I love it!
Have a lovely day!

Roisin D

sued99 said...

Really pretty card. I love theses garden accessories.

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
I love, love, love it!! I really need to get everything to be able to make this one even if it's just for one card. My sister loves her gardening. She moved a year ago from her home and we'll estate listed garden to a place with a smaller plot and she's starting again from scratch. Making a card like this for her might make her smile amid all the hard work she's doing (husband = useless lol).
Bejay xx

Crafti Witch said...

Love the detail in the card Sue, great colourings too.

Must put this die set on my wishlist.

Lots of love, craftyn Crazi Witch

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the tree with the shadow box garden. All the little elements are so cute and tiny. I have to be very careful I don't lose any of them.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a great card today, suitable for both sexes and loads of occasions.
Tina, thinking of you and Owen, hope he's settling in his new job o.k.
Pam, Robbie is an inspiration, I hope he has the time of his life - he deserves it.
Elaine & Andrew and June, thinking of you.
Yvonne Pet, take it easy. Don't try to spread yourself too thinly and if friends come and you're tired, explain and they'll understand.
Laine, where are you? You've also been missing, hope you are o.k.
Good luck everyone in Sue's amazing draw,
Maureen xx

Sandra said...

Morning Sue,
Such a fun card today, it can't fail to bring a smile to your face, no matter what age, we'd all like to have a swing in that tyre, although I'm not sure my bottom would fit !!!
Have a lovely day ladies,
Hugs to those feeling under poorly.

Tracy Stitt said...

Pretty pretty x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely, quirky card, really uplifting. Just shows me that I'm still a child at heart - all of us should NEVER "grow up"......
Have a good week, Sue and all the Wilsonettes.
Hugs, Rose

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
"In The Garden"
I Love Your "Shadow Box Cards" I Think They Are A "Superb Idea" Before You
Brought Them To Us I Had Never Seen Them Or Heard Of Them Before, Now Like
Everyone I'm Blown Away By Them And The Amount Of "Exceptional Cards"
You Can Create.
Its Good To Use Milk Card For A Change And Obviously Works Well With The Other Colours
On Your Card, I Love The Stiched Area Around The Boxes, Which Matches Your Piercing Mat.
Adding "The Stunning Climbing Vines Embossing Folder" The Detail Is So Striking And Looks Extremely
Outstanding As Your Backing Behind Your "Shodow Box Card"
I Love How You've Added "The Stupendous Family Tree Die" Cutting In Brown Foundation Card, Adding A
Couple Of "Sweet Birds" From The Same Die Set, Along With "The Tyre Swing" A Couple Of Bundles Of Leaves
That Have Fallen, I Love How "The Tree" Comes Out Of Its Box, Then Adding All The Fabulous Accessories
"The Bird Box" "The Clay Pot" "The Gardening Tools" Last But Not Least Adding "The Garden Fence And Gate Die Set"
Sue Thank You For Sharing "Your Card Today Is Stupendous" I Love It, Thank You So Very Much For The Daily
Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

You should indeed be pleased with this card Sue. It's lovely. I still think the little birds are so cute, and love how the fence has so much detail in it. That's what makes your designs and dies a cut above the others on the market.

Love Helen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card and by sheer coincidence the garden shadow box dies are on my desk waiting to make something fabulous lol. The detail you have put into this card without overcrowding it is perfect and I do love the fence running across the front.

Tina - I hope Owen's first day in his new job goes well.
Thinking of all our missing Wilsonettes and fingers crossed for everyone in the draw later on.


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, just goes to show what can be done when you mix and match dies.
Good luck everyone in the draw.
Take care, Jess xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card, have the garden shadow box but not the tree of life, it got knocked off the top of my list by your cascading butterflies!!

Wishing everyone the best of luck for the draw but I echo what Crewe Trish said, you are our inspiration every day Sue

Love and best wishes to everyone

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the shadow box concept and your card today shows it off beautifully.
Can't wait for the results of the draw. Fingers crossed!
Véronique L

Mavis L said...

Hi Sue. This card is super. the more I see you du with the tree the more I like it. Mavis L x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A really lovely card today showing how well your Dies all interact with each other! I'm about to make a Shadow Box card for my Son's birthday with a Sports theme but as he loves his garden may add a bit from that set! I thought about even putting the trowel and little fork on the banner Sentiment! Thanks for all the inspiration !
It's After School Club to day so I won't see the Draw results until later! All the very best everyone!
June - I hope your husband 's appointment goes well and that you manage to get a breath or two of sea air!!
PP - you have been overdoing things again methinks! Look after yourself! If you aren't careful Laine and Maureen will come down to nurse you back to health! I do hope that thought hasn't made you worse!! Lol!
Laine - you have been missing too - you aren't on your way south are you? Seriously , take care too!
Lots of love to all the lovely ladies on this blog!
Myra xxx

Jean said...

So many glorious details!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

A very nice card, I like it very much: I always say that the shadow dies are so versatile.

I love gardening too.

Another one to add to my long long list.

Thanks for sharing all your inspirations.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Rosemary Stickland said...

I have just bought the Family Tree set, so
thank you for the inspiration.
Rosemary xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
What a lovely card Sue and that tyre just makes me laugh but its because i oh so remember how many times the rope broke and i landed in the burn. The rope broke because my cousin had cut it to fray it abit because he thought he was being funny. Not as funny as my mum was when she scudded his backside and gave him a lecture the length of your arm on danger, hee hee. We lived between Fallin and the Throsk in an old farmhouse in the middle of the fields with the Admiralty Depot where my daddy worked was behind us fence off by big iron railings. My cousins would come along with their friends from Fallin to play with us as we had the best hide and seek places in the world.Mum would tell Jim he wasn't to go out that gate, and neither he would, he went over it after flinging his trike over first and then peddle hell for leather down the dirt track that we laughing called a road. The kids at Throsk were always bored even though they had toys galore and a playpark to play in, but they didn't have the imagination that went along with playing with the simplest of things. Our favourite time of the year was autumn when the farmer had cut the straw and bailed it up for us to make houses and castles with. Mum used to go off her head at us as the farmers labourer was as blind as a bat and had knocked down the telegraph poles on umpteen occasions because he didn't see it, so if he couldn't see that great thing sticking out of the ground, he was hardly likely to see totie us. Thank you Sue for a lovely memory trip through your tyre in the tree. I don't have these dies but i will find something to make it up and send it to my rotten(hee) cousin and bring back memories for him and in actual fact he is one of my number one protectors along with his 3 brothers who would do anything for me.
Well we have a gorgeous sunny day here at Glenochil earning it it's Costa status again although pictures can be deceiving as it is a tad cold out. My beautiful hills are so imposing against the background of the sky today showing up all it's beautiful images that live on them that your imagination can go wild with what it perceives to be on them. In the valley between two there is a bracken bush the shape looks like a little monkey playing a mandolin or banjo. It's amazing the sights you see when you are this close/far away from them because to many they are just hills. Before the rotten elctricity board came to work on the pylons and wires at the other end of the park in our village, from mum's house the trees were shaped like a big poodle dog that when in full leaveage he looked towards the main road, but in the winter time, he lay looking across the park at our house with this sad look on his face. Then the electricity board cut off his tail and between them and the new people in the end house, they lopped off his head. It was just one of those amazing sights that mother nature does every now and then to make people stop and have another look at her beautiful paintings.
Hugs to all my lovely wilsonette friends that need, could do with or just want one, and i have my fingers crossed for Owen in his new job,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Vie Carter said...

Great card and lovely idea with shadow box die


Craftynetty said...

I love the shadow boxes and this card works so well. Thank you.

Hazel said...

Good after noon sue. A great mix and match card.

Wendy from Scotland said...

good afternoon Sue. A gorgeous card, I love the tyre swing
Wendy x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love your card today sue x the shadow box and components are so versatile and the tree is beautiful x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Norah what a lovely story x
Theresa w xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic card that could be used for a number of occasions male or female. Once again the little accessories are so cute!
Hugs x
Heather T

Pawprintx4 said...

Here is our tree used for a tree rather than its other roll as foliage. This is such a cute card for the gardener and highlights the versatile tree die.
Monday already. I have my stamp club tonight so Monday is a good day now that I am retired!
Stephanie K

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a cute card, love all the elements

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, so sweet and love expecially that tree die

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful garden card Sue
Gr Karin

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I totally love this's gorgeous!!! I have all the shadow box dies apart from the garden nags away at when I can I might have to do something about that!! 😀

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, the die is a must have, I really need it

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card and as Norah's memories I also have them but our swing
tyre was not over any water so not as dangerous :-)
I love these dies but have not bought any (yet) think the little bits
would be to fiddly for my fat fingers.
Very best of luck to everyone in the draw later !

June- good luck for your OH, hope you leg is alright x
Pp- take care and try to have some rest when you can x
Laine- hope you ok, speak to you on facebook x
Pam- thinking often of Robbie, wish him all the best for his future.
Hope you starting to feel better with your chest,hug x
Norah- love reading about your childhood and the memories you have.
Remember we said it before and I would buy it if you would write your
memoirs ! x
Sending many hugs to both Tina's, Elaine,Deb C,Craftynanna, Wheelybad,
and to anyone in pain or hurt or just if you need one. Big ones to my
lovely friends on this blog. x
Take care everyone,
Maria x

Lorna Stewart said...

Afternoon Sue, nice card, can't believe it's another Monday already, where does time go and I Know I'm not nearly as busy as you guys and I don't seem to have enough hours in the day, don't know how you do it 😊💐

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a lovely card. Great to see how these dies Mix and match. Good luck everyone in the prize draw later on today.

Tindaloo said...

such a lovely card and awesome diecuts ♥

CraftyJo said...

How lovely :)

P Austen said...

Afternoon Sue, I so look forward to seeing what you create next with your shadow boxes. This is one card for men, gardeners and all of us with memories of playing on a swing like that. In fact you were really someone if you had a tyre to hang on the end of your rope. Otherwise it meant sitting on a most uncomfortable knot! Such a great card. Good luck to everyone for the draw. Hugs X P Austen

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is really lovely I have all of these dies so shall have to give this a go I bought the tree & fence dies on Saturday & they are fabulous
Good luck to all in the draw

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue, loving today's card.
Suitable for both male & female, the shadow boxes are great for mixing and matching.
Patricia xx

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this card! !Makes me think that Spring just might show it's face again soon! They are predicting ANOTHER major ice storm on Wednesday so I know I won't be seeing anything Springy this week! TFS!

Laura O' Connor said...

Great the dies. Laura O

Eunice said...

This die is so versatile!!! You can use just the tree, or you can use everything awesome!!!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card I think I will have to invest in some shadow box dies I love them.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

karenlotty said...

These all work so well together It is great that sets can be mixed and matched

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful and contemporary card - just love it... Congrats to all the winners

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is a sweet vignette of a garden.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card using the Garden Shadow Box dies, the possibilities with set are endless.
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Another beautiful card, the tree & fence are fab!

Anne Prescott said...

Love this card Sue, the little birds did make me smile !! Anne x

Barbara (C) said...

I love how you could take all the elements in this collection and use in other designs. This is what makes the Shadow Box collections so versatile. Hope you are all lucky in the draw for one of Sues new release. BarbaraC

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so lovely, I have bought the tree and the picket fence and will be making
a new home card.
I just hope I can make it as beautiful as your cards.
I love all the details with the extra leaves and the tyre swing and the idea of using this
with the shadow box dies.
It is fabulous.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a wonderful shadow box card you have for us today. It can remind you of Spring or Fall and the wonders of youth when life was carefree and full of fun. The nice thing about your dies is how we can mix and match and everything fits perfectly. What a clever girl you are.

Beverly in the uSA

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & reminds me of my childhood with the tree swing, fun happy times !!

Love the shadow box collections as they are so much fun to use & you can create so many styles of cards for all occasions & age groups....

Beautiful as always & keep em coming as I always look forward to seeing your daily creations land in my email in-box....

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

liz spooner said...

This is such a lovely spring card Sue.xx

Jane Franklin said...

I am a huge fan of shadow box cards. Keep them coming please.
Many Congrats to the winners, enjoy. Best wishes all luv jxxx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful creation Sue!! The tree looks lovely!! Each and every die cut is wonderful!

Kate's Cards said...

Cute card.

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Anything Shadow Box is a definite winner in my eyes. This is such a wonderful card and one that I will be able to try and copy as I am the proud owner of these dies x
Quieter day than Saturday and yesterday (thank goodness). MIL here for dinner. Roast lamb and masses of scabby roast potatoes and all the other stuff!! Yum. Then my MIL did her usual and cleared up. Sorted x
Myra - please don't send Maureen. Promise you I'm fighting fit x
Tina - how was Owen's first day? Hugs x
Pam - wrap up to defrost that car lady. I'm sure Robbie is going to have a ball x
Dragonsnap - enjoy your holiday x
Donita - sounds like you are having fun x
Norah - had hours of fun on a rope swing when I was little. Oh to be young x
Maria - nice to see you x
Laine - hope you're back soon x
MIL going shortly so better finish now. Love and happy thoughts to everyone specially my besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card!!!!
I have this tree die and its become one of my favourites.

Pam B said...

Hi Sue, just love this card, it could be put in a frame as a picture.
Love Pam xx

Theresa Pace said...

those little birdies are so cute. love them! fab card, hugs xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Love the tire swing & the little birds & the family tree die is so versatile

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. I used this die yesterday but haven't got the gate and fence. Must look into that. Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us and especially for designing the dies in the first place.

karen johnstone said...

A lovely xard and a very versatile die x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card & the tree is on my List for AP
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners especially Sandra & Brenda

Pam I wish Robbie the best holiday he so deserves it & his friends will take good care of him. You take care too 🤗🤗xx
Pp please rest & don't over do things glad you had a good day with your MIL
Laine hope your ok miss you take care 🤗🤗xx
Tina I hope Owens first day at his new job went well 🤗🤗xx
Elaine Andrew & Helen hope all going ok sending 🤗🤗🤗xx
Tina always thinking of you 🤗🤗xx
Sending Hug's for Wheelybad cuddles for Billy June & Val congrats for your win on John's blog 🤗🤗xx

Betty McAlister said...

Lovely card Sue and so versatile as are all your Shadow box dies.
Congratulations to all your winners. X

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Stunning card Sue. I particularly love the tire swing.

Sandy H said...

Super Shadow Box card. Love the Family Tree and all the little dies that came with it.
Take care everyone.

Fiki said...

this is so nice!

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
this is such a lovely card I especially like the tree so useful. It's nice to see a card that works for all different genres.

with best wishes

Elaine Ann