Thursday, 9 February 2017

Just For You

Hi bloggers!  I thought I shouldn't neglect some of the dies from recent release so here is a milk and duck egg blue card that uses the Seychelles die set.  I started by cutting the decorative die on both sides of a piece of milk card.  I backed it with Duck Egg blue for contrast. I cut a strip of double cream pearls down the middle and added them to the side edges of the background.  Next I cut the Seychelles in milk card and backed just the central part of it with duck egg card, leaving the lacy edge area open.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the inner die and inked it with Aqua Adirondack ink.  I seated it in the centre of the card with mounting foam.  Next I used the Exquisite Poppy die cut out of milk card adhered to sticky adhesive sheets.  I coated them with Iced Snow to add bling before using them to accent the sentiment in opposite corners. Flatback cream pearls were added to the die cuts before milk and duck egg mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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139 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. I ordered the Chrysanthemum and Butterfly Cascade dies yesterday.
Was going to get more but my grandson Jack wanted a double bed for his new bedroom as his twin had one and poor Mum had no money left after the house move so I bought it. He is really delighted with it and slept so well on the first night it was assembled. He sent me a phot of it made up with his New York bedding. Gotta save up again now.
Welcome back Margaret and Hazel, whatever your absence you are still Wilsonettes and it's good to see you.
June hope the hospital appointment went well.
Tina, take care my dear, you have had a tough time, we want you well.
Elaine, I hope Andrew improves soon, it's so unpleasant for him.
Dragonsnap, glad you arrived safely and have great weather, enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.
Donita, it has been amazing listening to your holiday tales, enjoyed them so much. Safe journey home.
Girls, you are making me so jealous about your meet up, it sounds quite a blast, how many are going and where will you be. I hope you all have the greatest time.
Hugs to all including missing friends, Laine, Wheeley, Yvonne, thinking of you.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, simply gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card today.
Jan x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sparkle and pearls!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card, especially the sugared poppies, and I really like the Seychelles die.

Love Helen xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a delightful wake up call. Duck egg blue is such a pretty shade, another to add to my card stock collection. Talking of collections, I have such a naughty confession to make ! Being so excited and thrilled to open my Xmas gifts of SB accessories whilst away and making a few for last month's market, plus not going into my craft space since, I was looking for a particular foliage die yesterday, and surprisingly came across two of the Pacific dies that has also been a gift for my birthday which is close to the festive season ! I was so busy getting packed and organising lists for a few weeks away I must have put them in my die box ready to put on a magnetic sheet and forgotten I had them !! Along with the guilt I felt I was chuffed to bits as they were the 2 I'd been admiring on recent blog samples, I feel really bad to think this wonderful man has spoilt me, blamed you for another metal filled birthday and Christmas yet I forget I had them ! Maybe it's time to get my mojo back and shake myself up and get back into the swing of card making again, I'm also moving a large box around a tiny room that i cant bare to recycle as its a box my craft shop owner gave me to take our dried food away with us but it came direct from CE towers with her delivery of CE goodies in with CE wrapping sticky tape all over it lol, its SO in my way lol but im such a saddo lol i must be if im keeping a massive box just cuz it has connections with my fav company - i need some serious treatment me thinks 😕 oh well, thats the text to tell me my 2 are making their way back from the country park so ill send you a big hug and hope you have a happy day xxx

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card and the Exquisite Poppies look lovely coated in the iced snow.
Take care
Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card. For some reason i dont have any of the Duck Egg Blue card and i dont know why as it is such a beautiful warm blue colour, so i must get on the internet and do some card shopping LOL. Loving the Iced Snowed Poppies and the pearls. Woke up this morning to a covering of snow and it is so cold so take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love how you've used the inner part of the die to cut the background, and of course the sparkly poppies are a winner. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A wonderful card the frosted flowers are stunning xx

Lorna Stewart said...

Loving the colours in this one 🌸

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card.
Take care Kitty.

Craftynetty said...

Morning Sue. Such a pretty card.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful delicate colours, lovely card x

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card, lovely soft colours.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card and gorgeous glittery floral embellishment.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card. Love the hint of colour.

Michele

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today & the colour combination is beautiful. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

Love the colours of this beautiful card.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card. I love pearls on cards, they just seem to give it a lift. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card. The dies are gorgeous and the colours.

Barbara V

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
A fabulous card today. I don't think I have any of the duck egg blue card. I have nearly every other colour and I am expecting some Mocha and Papyrus to be delivered today if the postman is kind.
I have been looking after a friends twelve year old dog since 27th December while she has been in New Zealand visiting her sons. She is coming to collect her today and take her home. We will miss her and so will my two dogs, but I am pleased to hand her back safe and well. I haven't been in my craft room very much as she is totally deaf and I haven't wanted to leave her for very long, so perhaps I can now and want to try and replicate some of your beautiful card designs.

Love and hugs
Dawn Searle 😘

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. I have had a little spending spree and ordered some of your dies. I am just waiting for them to arrive. I can't wait to have a play. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue. I love the effect of iced snow, especially on the flowers. Thank you.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card. It is so easy to forget some of our older dues when your lovely new ones come out. I must make a note to myself to use some of my older dies more, they are so beautiful they deserve more outings.

Love Rosemarie X X

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a lovely card today the frosted flowers are beautiful the duckegg blue is such a pretty colour and the finishing touch with the pearls.
Catherine xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card love design and the colours
Are gorgeous

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Sandy G said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Such a pretty colour combo. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Pretty card Sue, love the colours you have used.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love the duck egg colour.
B xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very Lacey and lovely.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card today, love this die collection.
I adore the poppies!!!!! Also the colourway.
Pam - had a lazy day yesterday, went and coloured her hair, she insisted I stay for my tea, had a nice time.
Special hugs to you Pam for caring 🤗🤗😴💐.
Dragonsnap2, glad you arrived safely 🌞🤗
To all special crafty buddies 🤗🤗🤗
Love and crafty hugs to all 😴🤗
Tina T xxxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant card,love the frosted Poppy's & the pearls set everything off nicely
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, duck egg blue my favourite!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue and All,

I'll be glad when we see how to make cards from the new release. But if you're busy making deadlines for yet another another release, take your time!

Pam, thank you for summing up everybody's news from the day before. Very helpful to get a summary, and to be your chorus.

Spent my last day in Paradise cleaning and making post cards to race home. Getting up in a few hours to catch my plane. Even coffee doesn't get up that early.

Enjoy your Thursday! It's almost the weekend!

Love, Donita


Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, duck egg blue looks wonderful with milk and those poppies are gorgeous.
Marion S x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the colour combinations of today's card. There is something about these dies that reminds me a bit about the strings of a piano or a harp. They are so delicate, I really love them.

Lisbeth

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card, lovely colours, and I'm loving how you have created the background with the focal image die, so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card today Sue. Beautiful colours.
Jan
Northampton

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card and the design showcases how useful and versatile your recent die releases are with their separate cutting edges so that we can cut apertures with practically any of them to produce such beautiful backgrounds as you have done here with the Seychelles set...just lovely...

Izzy

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
When is a poppy not a poppy? ........... When it's been 'Sue'd' lol! It is such a versatile flower die but there again every die is! I love today's card it is so pretty.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Sue, always good to have a poppy!
Echoing Pam's comments again.
Good to see you back Margaret + corgis.
Donna - so sad about your cat - lots of us here will know just how you feel.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Julie Elli said...

Morning Sue and all.
Lovely colour and your flowers 🌺 are gorgeous!
Love to everyone
Julie Elli

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and colours , Love Jean Z xx

djones said...




This colour is one of my favourites, and
this card is gorgeous!! Where do you get
your inspirations from?? Keep up the good
Work!!


Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue
What a fresh looking card today, the frosting on the poppies remind me of sugared flowers.

Heather R Oxfordshire

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Duck Egg Blue and I'm loving the Iced Snowed Poppies and the pearls yoo!
Had some New Embossing Folders yesterday, Beautiful, when the M******e had cleared I did some, well a lot of embossing!
Love Marg

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely card today, the duck egg blue is such a beautiful colour and your dies and inspiration have created a masterpiece specially with the sugared poppies.

Consultant wants to see me in a years time to see how I am doing but he is very pleased with me.

Lorraine so pleased that your son got a refund and you got flowers, restores your confidence in the hotel, oh and you will get your mojo back, it does the rounds of all us crafters.

Elaine, I got my walking stick from Lloyds Pharmacy, they have mobility outlets in many of them now or you could go on line, mine is one that folds up when not in use, ideal for my mobility scooter. Hope Andrew and Helen are feeling better.

Tina T, pleased all the paperwork is done, and you feel better with the hair colouring.

Donita, have a safe journey home.

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

Jan.moogie said...

A true Sue card is this and it is gorgeous. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a cold Thursday morning, the dog is running hubby mad this morning do you think there is Spring in the Air? A beautiful card today, and I love the look of the three diecuts along in a row, you always manage to come up with just something different every time. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Hilary Bunker said...

Another stunning card love the colour scheme. Like the way you have made up the background and of course the flowers are always a winner.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I really like these dies with the bars across the normal open areas, they look so different. Lovely spring time colour too with pearls and glitter, a true Sue card. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Elaine I hope the tablets take effect quickly and you are all feeling brighter soon xxx
Tina what a lovely treat xxx
Pam you are good to your family and it's nice to know the bed was appreciated. There are 9 of us that meet up, this will be the third time. I'm really suprised the hotel let us go back as we sit and chat for hours and there is a huge amount of laughter. The lovely ladies at the hotel come and join us as they call us a breath of fresh air. I wouldn't dream of telling you about Maureen Myra and Norah and the young policemen though!! Xxx
Margaret and Hazel good to see you both back in the fold xxx

Diane King said...

Great card. Elegant

Pat PATRICIAH said...

So pretty, lovely colour combination

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the pretty detail in the dies and the colours you have chosen.
Thank you for all your inspiration.
Véronique L

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card and love the colours you have used. The poppies look beautiful to finish the card of. ... Wendy

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

The duck egg blue card is perfect with the milk white and makes a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - have been away and without wi-fi for a week so have missed seeing your cards so will enjoy catching up with them. Today's card is so delicate and I love the duck-egg blue and the sugared poppies are so pretty too. Congratulations to all the very lucky winners of your beautiful dies - I shall now be busy contemplating which ones to buy first, am spoilt for choice! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Another delightful card, the duck egg blue is a very calming shade that sets off the dies so perfectly.

All costumes made now for our panto Pinocchio next week thank goodness, now it's time to sit back and get into a long list on b/cards and some challenges that I have missed the last few weeks.

Gurt big squashy comfort blanket (((((hugs))))) to all in need of one.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Scottydog said...

Beautiful colour, really shows the laciness of the dies. Any shade of blue does it for me! Love the sugaring on the poppies. I have to give my husband a list of dies I would like fir my birthday - that's not a problem (all of the new release!). The problem is just what order to put them in!! Thank you Sue!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card so fresh, colours just compliment each other.
Thank you for sharing,
Welcome back Margaret, Hazel and Sabe, lovely to see you, and we will see you in the flesh again soon.
take care everyone, Jess xxx

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty to start the day duck egg blue love it thank you the dies and pearls wow!!!!!thank you sue
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
The Seychelles die along with the milk and duck egg blue card all come together to make your beautiful card.
Add to that frosted poppies and pearls and Wow another SW masterpiece!!!
Lesley S x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, I love the duck egg blue it's a lovely shade.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

What a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card with a beautiful layout and colours. Thank you.

stitchingranny said...

A Beautiful card to wake us up this morning Sue. Thank you

Hugs Helen xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the flowers and i am a sucker for all those pearls, just beautiful.

June all went well for you yesterday yippee ,i am real chuffed for you . i went into our Lloyds but they don't stock them , they were very helpful and gave me an address in Crewe i am going to phone them later to see what they can offer .

Lorraine , pleased you got some compensation , it may help a little to forgive all the upset.

Tina ,sending you big hugs.

Pam, How nice of you to get Jack his bed , he sounds delighted .xx

Dragonsnap ,have a wonderful time. xx

Sending hugs to all and special hugs to my besties .
Take care everyone.
Elaine H X

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a nice spring card, love the colours and your sparkly flowers. x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
How gorgeous is the card today? So light and fresh looking.
Pam, Diane hasn't mentioned the Manageress at the hotel who gave us all the necessary plates etc. so that we could have a party in one of the rooms. Guess who's room ended up covered in crumbs, jam stains and other unmentionables? Yes - mine ha ha. She didn't mention the BBC interviewer for the Politics Programme from Gretna, or the young men and railway guards who always help me with my trolley. Of course the fact that I'm 25 yrs older than Diane has nothing to do with it ha ha!! Norah and Diane are the "babes" in the group but I particularly like going on the back of Norah's scooter when she's doing "wheelies" in the hotel car park!!!! Myra and Hazel are the chauffeurs once we get there, boy talk about white knuckle rides ha ha (Ooh, I'm definitely in big trouble). We have a marvellous time.
Enough - I send love to all, hope Donita has a safe journey home and that Dragonsnap has a wonderful holiday. Pam hope your chest is behaving - and Tina that Owen recognises you with your hair done! June S, good news from the Consultant.
Laine and Yvonne, I hope you are just busy and not poorly.
Maureen xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lots of intricate detail, sparkly flowers and lovely pearls.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, I love today's card it's beautiful.
I do not have any of that colour of card but it's a must for me. I off to add some to my stock of Foundation Card.
Pam I keep forgetting to say I really like how you sommerise your opening comment. I feel you need a BIG vote of Thanks for doing that.
Diane, please don't give away too many of our Crazy Antics when we are all away together ... what about you and I and our New Shoes??
Have a wonderful day everyone.
Patricia xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful delicate card. Love the duck egg blue. Love to all Alison xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today and the exquisite poppies look beautiful with the dusting of iced snow.

Pam you're going to love the butterfly cascade, wonderful die to make a quick card that still looks beautiful
Tracy how are you, have you booked that holiday yet
Nanna Tina, Tina T, Elaine and Wheelybad special hugs to you all xxxx

Love and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A really beautiful card and such elegant colours add to the overall effect of showing your dies off to their full potential.
Thank you to everyone for your lovely welcome back.
Diane never mind the policeman incident what about our meeting with the BBC film crew when we had one of our meet ups? I agree the hotel staff are so kind and very helpful, so looking forward to April! To think we all tell our children and grandchildren not to talk or arrange a meet up with people on the internet, and we do just that!
Yes our group of Sue's followers have been on The BBC while we had one of our meet ups!
Margaret

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love that shade of blue. I particularly like the pearl strips as they finish off what would otherwise be just blank edges and they also serve to draw your eye into the stars of the show - the dies, of course.

Frances

Disco Queen said...

Yet another stunning card Sue. I love it when you cut a die from both sides of a piece of card & cover the overlap.

hettygarlick said...

That's a really pretty card. I do love those Indian Ocean dies.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Kate's Cards said...

What a pretty card and such lovely colours. xx

Anonymous said...

Loving the duck egg blue and the card tfs
Have a good day all
Elizabeth Bennett

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue. Laura O

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
"JUST FOR YOU"
Another Truly Tremendous Card Using Some Outstanding Products
I Love The Colour Combination "The Milk And The Duck Egg Blue" Just So Very Beautiful
Soft And Delicate.
Also Using "The Stupendous Seychelles Die Set" As Your Main Focal Point (This Die Is Just As
Beautiful As "The Seychelles Island Itself"
Also Using "The Exquisite Poppy" As With All Your Flower Dies They Are So Luxurious And You
Convert Them In So Many Different Ways Making Sure We Gain Value For Money From Our Die Sets.
Not Forgetting "The Double Strip Of Pearls" Also "The Adirondack Ink" Last But Not Least "The Awesome
Iced Snow" For The Bling On Your Card.
"Today's Card" I Love How You Used "The Seychelles Die" And Cut Twice Into The Milk Foundation Card
Then Backed With The Delectable Duck Egg Blue Foundation Card, Creating A Remarkable Background
Then Cutting "The Seychelles Die" Once Again This Time Mounting In The Centre Of Your Background
To Hold Your Sentiment Where You've Used Your Adirondack On Your Sentiment To Create Colour.
Taking Your Pearls And Cutting Them Into Single Strips And Placing Either Side Of Your Card.
Adding A Few Pearls Here And There, Then You've Added "The Extremely Exquisite Poppy" And Covered
In Iced Snow To Bring Bling To Your Card, Which Is "A First Class Masterpiece" Just Stunning.
Sue Thank You So Very Very Much For Sharing, Everyday I Check In And You Inspire Me And I Truly
Appreciate That Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue, once again a stunning card .Like the way you used the inner part of the die for background.Love the effect the Iced snow has on the poppies.Thanks for sharing . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. So bright and fresh on this dull and cold day. X

Margaret Lycett said...

Just beautiful
Margaret xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty and fresh love this colour combo.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Nana on the Hill said...

Gorgeous! Just love your duck egg blue card X

CraftyJo said...

Lots of lovely elements again, you do put a lot of work into your samples for us to drool over ;)

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, you never disappoint, another pretty card. Love the Duck Egg Blue.
Wendyx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I think today's card is a real Wow card! I do like the Seychelles Die but isn't it effective cutting and layering it landscape and portrait! It really is lovely . The milk sparkly poppies look so pretty and the pearls just finish the whole thing off! Thank you!
June - so pleased you have been "signed off for 12 months !" You have done so well. That's good news.
Donita - safe journey home!
Pat L - that Butterfly Cascade is lovely! I totally agree with you. How is little Sarah getting on just now?
Pam - I did smile about the bed! I'm so glad your grandson loves it! Grandchildren are such fun and they go home too!!!
Maureen - " white knuckle ride!" - you'll be in the boot ( trunk ) next time!!
As for the policeman - he and his colleague were very nice and sat and chatted to us - even took a group photo of us!! I hasten to add it was on Saba's iPad - they did not want a personal reminder of us!! They weren't mug shots either!!
I'd better go!
Tina , Tina, Elaine, PP and Laine thinking of you!
Love to all lovely ladies on the blog! Myra xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this card. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Stunning sample, I love the colours, So fresh, Thank you for sharing from Lianne Morrison in the uk

val jones said...

Very pretty card Sue. I love the fresh colour and the layout is great but it always is.
Love Val in Spain xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely lovely card!! Beautiful colors and I love the sugared flowers! Spectacular! TFS!
BTW~ I ordered the Kinetics-Gumball Machine, all the fixin's to make it, Candy Machine Sweets for the Sweet and Fishbowl Fillables dies the other day and cannot wait to get them!!!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the flowers! The addition of pearls adds a nice charm!

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card with Everyting about it being just right

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the duck egg is gorgeous and the seychelles die lovely x the poppies sure do look exquisite the way its been sugared x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes and their loved ones x
Theresa w xxx

ursula said...

And a very pretty card in the end Sue, really must get down to trying this cutting of the die twice into a background and then filling in the centre with another die cut....would never say you had done this, it looks so neat. Welcome back to the poppy die !!!!! Luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A beautiful card. Wish I could get some of this Duck Egg Blue card stock here in the USA. I always love the glittered flowers that you make for your cards. I could use that fire on your recent stamp release for it is COLD with extremely strong WINDS here today. Oh, and more snow.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty and I do so love your flower placement....

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Loving this gorgeous card! The colour combo, as you know, is one of my all time favourites

June x

Narrowboat girl said...

A pretty, lacy card Sue. Love the hint of blue

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card and love the poppy die
Vie
x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card today. The Duck Egg Blue and Milk card are so soft and soothing together, a delightful combination. I'm happy to see you using the Seychelles die, I love the lacey effect that it creates. The Pacific Island Collection is one of my favorites and I find myself using it frequently. Topping it off with the sugared Poppies is the icing on the cake.

Have a lovely day Sue,

Beverly

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Beautiful card today Sue the colour way is perfect that duck egg blue is gorgeous
Donita safe travels hun
Pam thanks for the run down of events your a star
June brilliant news about consultant sweetheart
Hugs to all that need on and even if you don't i send you one
Take care all
Theresa G xx

liz spooner said...

Love the die Sue and the Duck Egg colour is wonderful.xx

Hellma said...

Gorgeous card

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card is simply stunning, I love how you have created the background and focal point from the Seychelles die, and the duck egg and milk give a beautiful soft feel to it. The sugared poppies are the icing on the cake, gorgeous. Thank you.
Lorraine I'm pleased you have had a positive result by complaining to the hotel and thank you for yesterday's hugs, they were lovely.
Pam as Diane said there are nine of us altogether but as you've probably noticed by now I am the only sane one amongst the bunch.
Margaret and Hazel welcome back, it feels good doesn't it.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Rosie said...

A stunning card Sue. Love the colour combination and the dies used.
Love Rosie from Chorley....xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, really beautiful, and one of my favourite colour combos. Take care. Bx

Jean said...

So prettY!

Hazel said...

Good evening Sue, another beautiful card, love the colour combo. Those sugar poppies are lovely.
Maureen I think you will be needing that tin hat!
Hazel X

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing and I do like that duck egg blue colour. Good to see all my friends back on the blog.

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is such a beautiful combination of colours Sue, so soothing, so pretty as the milk is that soft winter white sort of a colour that makes a winning combination for me. Unfortunately i can't say that i've even been to othe Seychelles through your dies because i don't have them either so it's bonnie Scotland for me, but it's a beautiful card flower and since i have a get well or thinking of you card to make for my friend Margaret to give to one of her neighbours who is going into hospital, this would make a lovely combination along with the Spanish dies(which i loveeeeee). Thank you flower for bringing such a lovely card to our viewing today. Sorry i've not been in the last couple of days but unfortunately this chest and lung infection is just flooring me at the moment. I called up the doctors yesterday for an appointment if i couldn't get a repeat perscription for the antibiotics but it such a long distance to walk as my doctors reception is the furtherest away in the community hospital and the breathing just wasn't for playing nicely to let me get along, but the lassie called me back about half an hour after i had phoned to tell me that another perscription was on it's way out to me via the chemist, so fingers crossed that this works.
Now girls if you can imagine a 6' toddler(as Diane is just 1 year older than me), and the 5' baby(and i'm the quietest, don't let that Saba kid you on) and the antics of getting me in to restuarants because we walk(that's the royal we and purely figuratively speaking)as some toddle back as if they are in their teens again because their new shoes are hurting their feet, others get lost frequently and in general it is the best legal fun that you can have in such a short space of time. I am so lucky to have found 8 lovely people that are as mad as me and that enjoy every minute of each others time, although by the racket that some of them makes coming up to their beds singing along the corridors, it's a wonder we still get allowed in and not out the back in the shed, lol. April can't come soon enough for the fun and frolics to begin.
Pam flower, your wee pal is enjoying your die money more getting a lovely new bed that will last him a good few years. Seeing his pictures that he has taken shows just how much he loves his new "big" bed. When i was in my late teens i got a double bed that had the lift up for the storage underneath and i loved it. That bed went to my husbands uncle years later when he needed a new bed in his flat and saw a lot more years of use, so it was definitely money well spent. My Rory now has an almost identical bed that he stores all his treasures in so that his dad doesn't get at them, but at least he doesn't go hiding inside it like my brother used to do to mine and drive mum of her head looking for him.
Donita flower, i'm glad you have had a wonderful holiday and even better with your Dad, it's memory will last a much longer time after it's past, that's time that you can never get back. Safe journey home flower to you and your Dad.
Dragonsnap, enjoy your holiday away to such an idyllic paradise and meeting your Canadian friends, have fun and glad you have arrived safely.
Andrew, i hope that you start to pick up again soon flower, not many of these horrible things left to go and then you can concentrate on getting well again and living life to the max.
Tina flower, i hope that you are ok and trying to keep yourself busy, but i know that there is only so much cleaning that can be done, but sending you hugs.
Love and crafty hugs to all the Wilsonettes that need, want or could do with them,
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so prety, love the colour combo

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this another beautiful card that just brightens up the day with that gorgeous colour.
I love the die as a background and love that it looks fab how you have used
it for this card and that it looks equally beautiful on its own.
This is definately a real beauty.

Theresa Pace said...

lovely tranquil card, hugs xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Lovely card today Sue. I love the blue and white together.
Hugs to all.
Happy crafting.
D xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Gorgeous card & lovely colour combo Sue. As I am wearing my crafting halo tonight for sorting all my cardstock out & putting them in labelled suspension files in my cabinet, I know I have the necessary card & dies, so will use this idea, if you don't mind!!!! Thanks xx

Jane Franklin said...

Great colour combination and I love the use of the die as the background. Off to sunny! Edinburgh tomorrow to see our granddaughter who's at uni there. I think it might be cold so looking forward to somewhere cards each day. Best wishes all jxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colour so soft and fresh looking , love the dies used and the flowers..
Di B.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card. Love the blue and white, these colours just work so well together.
The Seychelles die set is just perfect for this beautiful card.
Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Very delicate colouring.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another absolutely gorgeous card again today !!! I can't believe you used Duck egg blue cardstock. I just finished a card yesterday using my new Duck egg blue cardstock !!! I used coconut white card with mine but now I have seen your card with the milk cardstock I think it goes better than the coconut white does. The Seychelles die is Sooo beautiful Sue. I really do love this card, especially with the pearls and those amazing ice snow Exquisite Poppies. I think using the same die to make a background and also the focal topper is a fab idea Sue. I really want to have a go at making my own version of this card. I have not yet made any Ice Snow Exquisite Poppies so I really need to make those too !!! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us today. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today love the Dies used & the colour palette is gorgeous
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Big HUG'S to all my blog buddies xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Do love this shade of blue. X

Pawprintx4 said...

I love that this card (and a beauty) was made almost completely with the one die. We can stretch a lot of our owned dies in just this way assuming we (at least I) would have thought of it without Sue.
Sounds like you ladies have wonderful meet-ups and have a lot of fond memories to share.
Everyone have a good evening (?),
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Eunice said...

Very interesting card, love the color you have chosen. The dies are different and complementing at the same time.

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. Love the blue but this design would look good in any colour.
Take care everyone.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, love the colour combinations.

I don't know how you think up all your lovely creations.

Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Fiki said...

so pretty!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Fabulous card really love the colour combo and flowers too so cute. Really need the die now lol.

Pat l. No I've not booked the holiday. That got flung to the side this week after having my consultation at the ivf clinic.
Now that it's time this year to put my wee embryos back in after the cancer treatment last year we were told because I turn 43 in a few weeks we need to pay for the treatment. That was a bummer!!!
However we are planning a few days in Ireland for my birthday at the beginning of march if graeme doesn't get any more overtime flung at him lol xx

Heather Cheesmur said...

Sue, this is a lovely card, but isn't it the Maldives die that you have used? The Seychelles die is straight down the sides and a lot smaller. I have just gone onto the site that I bought my dies from and this is definitely the Maldives die.
Regards Heather