Thursday, 23 March 2017

Best Wishes

Hi crafters!  I decided to create an autumnal sort of card using the Pacific Ocean Background.  I cut the outside decorative die out of milk card and backed it with vellum for a soft translucent look.  I cut the centre of it out and added mounting foam around the back to raise it. I added it to another piece of milk card that I pierced around the edge.  Next I cut the smaller decorative die out of milk card and backed it in milk and recessed it down into the centre of the outer frame.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it using the smallest section of the die and inked it with Baked Peach Colour Cloud through the die before removing it.  I added it with foam backing to the centre of the card.  Next I cut several of the Autumnal Leaves out of milk card.  I inked them with Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.  I coated all the leaves with Clear Perfect Medium ink and covered them with clear embossing powder.  I heated the powder to melt, then repeated the process for a second coat to give them a glossy finish.  I attached the leaves in opposite corners and added a white satin ribbon bow and pearls.  I added a final milk mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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123 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. It's lovely the leaves are so dramatic.
Happy Burthday Bejay, have a lovely day.
Elaine, I feel so much fir you and Andrew, such a lot to deal with and now your John, hope you get some good news soon.
Dragonsnap, hope baby Lola and your daughter are better soon, the baby has had a lot to deal with in her young life, also love India's name too. What are the boys names.
Patricia, Hazel,Jess and Norah, hope you all had a wonderful get together and catch up, hope Norah is back to full health.

Very sad news yesterday from the terrible events in London, my thoughts and prayers are fir the injured, shocked and grieving families and the highest praise possible for our Police and Emergency services. Without these brave people who knows how much worse it could have been, they put their lives on the line to protect ours.

Daily hugs to all, especially our missing and poorly friends.

Craftynetty said...

Good morning Sue. I am up and about early this morning and catching up with yesterday's awful news. So sad.
The leaves on this card are so beautiful! It is so elegant and would be suitable for many occasions. Thank you

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you.
Take care all have fun Kitty.
I second Pam's comment to all the sad family's.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today.
Jan x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, love the dies used and the way you have done the leaves.

I second everything that Pam has said today - hope you don't mind us all jumping on the bandwagon Pam.

Got busy day today, having some training on new PC, using the cloud etc. (I understand most of it but got some questions) my twin sister who also bought the same PC will be with me so 2 heads are better then one.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card this morning and as you say quite autumnal looking.

Barbara V

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, love the colours of the leaves, so true to life. Have a good day and take care everyone. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
gorgeous leaves, love the clear embossing technique, one to try - perfect for our autumn
hugs
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love those leaves.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. The main body of the card is so beautiful and delicate a true Sue card and I'm sure most won't agree with my comment but I think the colour tone of the leaves is too harsh for the delicate colour of the main background they sit on, they are the first elements that jump out at you and distracts you from the beauty behind them. A beautiful card, but such a shame the leaves take over the show, maybe more subtle shades for the leaves may tone in better ?
Wish the news agencies etc would stop giving these evil terrorist's air time, they've done their worst, I don't want to imagin the other terrorists rubbing their hands together watching it all unfold thinking how well they've done, stop airing what happened yesterday don't give them the pleasure of seeing people re-live what happened minute after minute, and how the attacker was seen moving his arm in and out of his victim it's too much. My soap box has now been put away. So sorry Sue. Sending much love and hugs xxx 🌹

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and I love the technique you've used for the leaves.
I'm just going to echo Pam's comments again today. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card, very dramatic looking with the leaves which look gorgeous. This would make a great guys card as well as many other occasions. Well after all the snow yesterday morning which we had about 6ins it rained all afternoon so that didnt last long but i have got up this morning to it still raining and gale force winds. I just wish the weather would make its mind up what it wants to do. Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue loving the Autumn style x xhazel

Barbara (C) said...

I like the subtle colour of inking through the die. Overall a stunning card...BarbaraC

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

I love the card but not the bright leaves though, sorry, I think they distract from the lovely muted colour.

Gurt squashy hugs to all in discomfort and pain.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with lovely intricate die detail and striking leaf embellishments. X

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue, great background topped with the fab lacquered leaves - suitable for many occasions.
All well said Pam - echoing. Dreadful day in London.
Elaine, hoping that your husband's tests go well - so much to cope with. To give you some heart, Mr P has just been given his five year (from start) oncology all-clear, had many times like Andrew when treatment couldn't go ahead and in fact wasn't expected to make it. But..... he is very thankful, as am I. Ran around like the proverbial headless chicken so many times!!
Waiting for the report from our Scots gang?
Hugs to all, especially poorly pals.

'P' in Wales

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the two tone leaves. So realistic looking.

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card.
Annette x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
Very dramatic card today, those leaves are stunning, would make a great men's card, thank you. Leaves are one of my favourite embellishments.
Hugs xx
Dawn Searle

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card today and very autumnal but with a few minor tweaks could be for spring. I can see a use for many occasions.

Elaine, so sorry to hear that you have yet more family problems. Hope everything went ok yesterday. Whatever happens you will cope. God does only give you what you can cope with but it can be very hard at times.
My grandchildren are Jools Elijah aged 4, India Anais aged 2 and the baby is Lola Emerald. Lola was given the all clear with her hip so good news but now India has gone down with chicken pox. She was delighted as she likes to copy everything her big brother does!

Very sad news from London yesterday. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to everyone who has been affected by it and thanks to all the bravery from those who helped.
Crafty hugs to all. Keep safe and warm.
D xx

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card. The leaves look fabulous.

Annie P
xx

Maria Illsley said...

A great card the leaves look great xx

Jan Sayer said...

The leaves make a lovely embellishment.
Jan
Northampton

Yvonne19856 said...

It's a beautiful card Sue. Love the colours too. Autumnal colours are my favourite. Xxc

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The leaves are fabulous.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-I love the contrast between the pale background & the dramatic colour of the leaves.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I have the leaf stamps and dies, they are so versatile. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card.
Catherine xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The leaves are very dramatic. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love those leaves. It was such a sad thing that happened yesterday my thoughts are with all those affected. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hettygarlick said...

A lovely card Sue, and so unusual with those leaves in the corners.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the leaves. love. Jean xxxx

Diane King said...

Lovely card with those glossy leaves x

ethansnanna said...



Love this card, the dramatic colours are
great, but using softer colours would make
the card so different,



Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful autumnal card today, really lovely. Like everyone else I am truly saddened by yesterday's events. What a horrible world for my Grandchildren to grow up in.

Love Rosemarie X X

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, fantastic card and you have really created the perfect colours for autumn leaves.

I would like to echo Pam's thoughts and comments on the dreadful events that unfolded in London yesterday.

Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love this card and the leaves are brilliant. All your tiny middle dies are perfect for sentiments. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very beautiful card this morning. I love those leaves, the colours are so gorgeous and very Autumnal.
My thoughts and prayers for all of those affected by yesterday's dreadful events. Love and hugs Alison xx

Owlish said...

I love this card and the way you done the leaves are so realistic looking ur inspiration amazes me we all need inspiration where does yours come from

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love those leaves colors are brill.

June good luck to you and your sister , i would not have the patience.

'P' So pleased Mr 'P' has had such good news { i have tears in my eyes while reading it. }Thank you for the encouragement .xx

Thank you all for the thoughts and messages for Andrew and John , you are so kind, and i thank you for my hugs also . John has to see someone else for another test ,they say it will take up to 3 months as they are so busy so we will just have to be patient.

Donita i love your description of our Pam , you got it just right .

My thoughts and Prayers are with all those involved with last nights attack , it is such a sad world we live in .

Pam i started my muff last night ,finding it very interesting at the moment .
i will jump on your wagon if i may .

Big hugs to all who need one.
Elaine H X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue .. A stunning card this morning. I love how you have created the leaves and used clear embossing powder on to them. The dies and stamp you used to create the card work so well , as always you have a great eye for style and colour...
Wendy

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the colours of the Leaves and the design of the card!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love your leaves.
Lydia
X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I adore today's card and the autumnal colour of the leaves! It's a while since I used clear embossing powder on anything but after seeing your leaves I think that's what I'll be doing on the weekend!
Hugs x
Heather T

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, soft background and the dramatic splash of bright autumn colours to top it off. Perfect. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam you have said if all so well again today. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who dies and were injured and the brave people who helped everyone xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & your leaves are so real looking. Yvonne xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

Trying to imagine this with flowers or more springlike foliage. Appreciate that you shared the technique of inking and then clear embossing twice.
Looking forward to hearing about the meetup.
We can do our part to fight terror by looking for beauty and spreading kindness. People who make cards are some of the best strewers of kindness there are.
Sending encouragement to whoever needs some.

Love,
Donita

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Are we looking back to Autumn with this card or looking forward to it?...lol...I love using leaves on cards especially for the males in the family so I think as Spring has just begun I'd use yellow greens at this time of the year but this card does highlight how versatile your background dies are, separating the decorative elements with plain outer cutting edges gives the card so much interest and layering possibilities and that's down to your brilliant designing...

Izzy

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Stunning card. Thank you.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful card today love those leaves and the whole design of it. hugs Shirleyxxx

Anne said...

The leaves make a nice change to flowers on this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue !!!!!love this card the cream card and the beautiful dies and then the leaves are stunning what a beauty
Prayers for all who suffered yesterday in London god bless police and all the services who came to the aid of the people of London
my daughter was a police officer for 36years so proud
Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
How lovely to see your autumn leaves featured today, I love them and they are so useful for all types of cards and thank you for the tip about using clear embossing powder to get that sheen.
Happy birthday Bejay, hope you have a lovely day
Elaine sending you a big hug, life isn't fair sometimes
Thinking of everyone affected by the terrible atrocities at Westminster

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, superb card, the leave are so real looking, mind you we haven't had our summer yet, never mind Autumn, still a few flowers instead of leave will make it a bit summery.
The Scottish clan as we are now called, had a lovely day yesterday, chatting, laughing, eating, drinking (tea and coffee!!!), and probably one or two numb bottoms, it is great that we can meet up on a regular basis, and a BIG thankyou to this blog for making it happen in the first place.
Tale care everyone, thinking of the sad events in London.
Jess xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue and thank you for another stunning card. Like everyone else I think the leaves make this card - so pretty.

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful!
Love the colours and the leaves :))

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card, the leaves are stunning & really pop,
Thinking of everyone involved with what happened yesterday &
wishing them well
Best wishes everyone
Thank you Sue
Karen M

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful dies, beautiful leaves - in a word, BEAUTIFUL.

Love the use of embossing powder to give this glossy finish, will have to use this technique, so much quicker than liquid accents.

Hugs, Rose

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

A very beautiful card and those leaves are superb!

June x

Kate's Cards said...

Love the colour choices they really pull the card together. Fab!

STELLA MUNN said...

Really lovely card. Thank you Sue x

Yorks butterfly said...

Wow Sue what a beautiful card, love the way you have done the leaves.
Wendyx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wowee! What a stunner of a card today, the leaves give the card a touch of drama! Love it!

Helen xxx said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card today. I love the Pacific Ocean background set, backed with vellum makes it so soft. The leaves look great and are so versatile too.

Love Helen xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card loving the Autumnal leaves.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The Pacific Ocean background with a vellum backing is beautiful and the treatment you have given to the Autumnal Leaves is gorgeous.

Bejay - Happy Birthday, hope you are celebrating in style.
'P' - what good news for Mr 'P', you will both be much relieved and I am sure this will give heart to others who are suffering.
Laine - sorry, I forgot to say yesterday - no fistfights but plenty of growling, chases and shadow boxing. Hope your mum is none the worse after her fall.

Frances

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous leaves really pop from this lovely card

Bejay Roles said...

Oh, Sue,
Only you could get away with showing us an autumnal card on the third day of spring lol. It's stunning and dramatic. I live the colour scheme. Another winner.
Bejay xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fab card, love the effect you get from using vellum behind the dies.
Rosemary xx

SueJ said...

The leaves are dramatic and gorgeous, beautiful card.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love it, especially the glossy leaves as finishing touches. A change from flowers.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, it is so beautiful with the autumn leaves, the vellum and the beautiful dies.
Cheers,
Di B. x

Jaye said...

Another stunner. The colour tones of these leaves is very dramatic and eye-catching-as you say, truly Autumnal. The colouring is fabulous, the leaves really pop.The main part of the card is so delicate that it would look just as stunning with more subtle leaves, perhaps for a different season.I will be trying to reproduce your version in Autumn!

Wish the news agencies did not devote so much time to giving these evil terrorists air time, my thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by yesterday's atrocity, and all those who tried to help.

CraftyJo said...

I love the biggest part of this but am not at all keen on the leaves, sorry. I think they are lovely in themselves but not sure they work here. I know, I'm in the minority...as always :)

Suemac said...

Love the card, but not the leaves.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card,I love all the dies you have used and i must get those leaf dies
and i love the blending of colour on them. Thanks Helen xxx

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!
hugs

Gloria Robey said...

Afternoon Sue, such a lovely card love the dies you have used.Also love the use of leaves instead of flowers .Thanks for sharing .Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card suitable for any event
Margaret xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love the card but as someone else said I'd like to see lighter
colour on the leaves to such gentle card. Thank you for all you do.

Happy Birthday Bejay- have a nice day.x
Glad baby Lola is alright. More chickenpox in their house.
Wish them all better.x
Elaine- hugs to you all x
Take care everyone,
Maria x

utilitygirl said...

That is beautiful - love the colours of the leaves

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

The card is beautiful and without the leaves can be a stunning card. I can not think of autumn right now. I look forward to coming spring and summer. I am a summer person. Thank you for sharing.

My heart breaks for this world. Sending thoughts & prayers to the victims and their families.

May peace be with us all.
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

Scottydog said...

Unlike some others I love the leaves. Another technique I must try. A lovely card which I could adapt with a different background die. Thank you Sue!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
As Always I Just "Love Today's Stupendous Card"
"The Photograph Shots" Really Do Show "The Remarkable Card" To Its Full Potential
Plus Those Striking "Autumnal Leaves" Just Look Outstanding & Show How "Glossy" Those Stunning
"Autumnal Leaves" Are.
Products Used Today:-
"Milk Foundation Card" "Vellum"
"Thin White Silk Ribbon"
"White Pearls"
"Clear Embossing Powder"
"Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad"
"Baked Peach Colour Cloud"
"Mounting Foam"
"Peeled Paint, Plus Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink Pads"
"The Luxurious Accessory "The Autumn Leaf Trio"
"The Star Of The Show" "The Pacific Ocean Background"
Today's Outstanding Card"
"Best Wishes"
Sue, You Started Today's "Magical Card" By Using "The Extremely Beautiful "Pacific Ocean Background"
You Took "The Decorative Die" & Cut It Out Of "Milk Card" Sue, Then You Backed It By Attaching
A Piece Of "Vellum" To The Back Of This To Give A "Delicate Attractive" Look.
Sue, Then You Cut "The Centre Out" & Added "Mounting Foam" To Create Dimension To Your Card,
Then You Attached This To Your (Well Known) "Signature Piercing" It Always Looks Awesome.....
Sue, Then You Cut "The Smaller Decorative Die" Out Of "Milk Card" & Recessed It Down Into The
Centre Of The Outer Frame, Sue, Then You Stamped Your Sentiment "Best Wishes"
You Cut It Out Using "The Smallest Die" Sue, You Inked It With "Baked Peach Colour Cloud" While Still
In The Die, (Looks Fabulous) You Then Added "Mounting Foam" & Placed Your Sentiment To The
Centre Of Your "Remarkable Card"
Sue, Then You Cut Several "Exceptional Autumnal Leaves" Out Of "The Milk Card" Sue, You Then
Inked Them Using "The Peeled Paint & Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks" (Autumnal Colours)
Sue, Then You Coated All Your Leaves With "The Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad" & Covered Them
With "Clear Embossing Powder" Sue, You Then Heated "The Clear Embossing Powder" To Melt
Once This Had Been Done, Sue, You Repeated The Process A Second Time To Give Your
"Superb Autumnal Leaves" An Exceptional Glossy Finish (Just Remarkable)
Sue, You Then Attached Your "Autumnal Leaves" To The Opposite Corners Of "Today's Tremendous Card"
Adding A "White Satin Bow" Plus "White Pearls" Sue, You Then Attached This To Your Final "Milk Card"
Mat To Complete "Today's First Class Masterpiece"
Sue As Always Thank You For Sharing "Today's Extremely Beautiful Card" You Inspire Me Daily I Can't
Begin To Tell You How Much I Appreciate It, Thank You So Very Much.....
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin & Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love & Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
From Sam xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

An awesome Autumn card. I especially like and often use this Pacific Ocean Background die. I can get lots of layers and style using it and keep the size of my card close to the USA size of 5 x 7 for mailing.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue, I love the card, the leaves are so realistic. I have that leaf die I must get it out and use it.
I am now recovered from our "meet up" yesterday, it's so good to be able to meet up and chat face to face.
I left very happy with my face sore from laughing and bottom sore from sitting.
Apart from Hazel being my sister who I inroduced to Sue's Blog 5 years ago, we met Norah and Jess from here.
Great friendships have been made through looking in on your wonderful cards and your Blog Sue ... Thank You!
Pam once again I echo your daily summary.
Have a great rest of the day everyone.
Patricia xxx

Vie Carter said...

Great designed card, that would look just as nice with spring flowers

Very versatile

Vie
x

barbara macaskill said...

I love the pop of color that the autumnal leaves bring to this card. Very pretty! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the glossy leaves. Great card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

sued99 said...

I love this card. The leaves make a lovely change from flowers. X

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well it is a bright day but chilly so your 'Autumnal' card is a perfect fit. It's lovely x
This card could be a good alternative to its flowery sisters to send to those pesky men. I can picture the leaves being replaced with butterflies or flowers to change the mood and make it more girly x
One of the craft websites is teasing with a link to take us to your new launch but when I clicked on it I was greeted by a message telling me I had to wait a little longer. This really does not sit well with me. I will be like a headless chicken until my curiosity has been satisfied. My levels of excitement peak at a much higher level than anything else when your new dies are concerned. And I really do mean anything else Sue - you know what I mean x
Well I watched yesterdays horrific events unfold feeling shocked, angry and incredibly saddened. It is just beyond belief that such hate can fuel these animals to inflict such appalling suffering to innocent individuals. Jake sometimes works in town not far from there but worked over night on Tuesday so was at home yesterday. My heart goes out to all those people and their families whose lives have been affected.
Events such as this do put things into perspective. It reminds us just how precious life love, family and friends are. Within the blink of an eye things can change and leave a heartbreaking mark in our lives. Each and every day is such a blessing and I really must try harder to appreciate the little things x
I want to send you all happy thoughts and much love, especially to my wonderful blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Laura O' Connor said...

Love this card .colours are stunning .i like the leaves. Laura O

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful and love the effect of the clear embossing powder on the leaves...

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this background die I use it all the time and I have just made a mothers day card using it. Hugs to everyone who needs it.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I enjoyed the different techniques that you employed in your card today. The one you used with the leaves produced an effect that made the leaves very realistic. The coloring was perfect.
I also have been using vellum frequently as backing for my diecuts. I like the softness that it provides. That being said, I like several others would have liked to have seen something softer with the background today.

So sorry to hear the news from yesterday and hope that none of you were personally affected. It is sad what is happening in the world today.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

ursula said...

This is a real outstanding card, just love the milk card you have used with the autumnal leaves and the heavy embossing you have done on them, really beautiful, thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Viki Banaszak said...

The layers on this card are simply stunning!

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card and colours I must buy this die.xx

Sheila Barns said...

A really lovely card, smashing colour scheme.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love the colours of the leaves so pretty.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, with lovely autumnal leaf colours and gorgeous die-cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Georgeous. Love those leaves. Great tip using the embossing powder never thought of that.

P in wales. Congrats to mr p's fantastic news. It gives us all hope xx

Love to all

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

A truly stunning card to delight the senses with today, i really love it when you use vellum on your samples, it acts as a beautiful softener. The Autumn Leaves are delicious, i love the rich colour palette and double embossing it has created a lovely gloss to the leaves. It would make a fantastic card for males and the leaves could easily be substituted to something more feminine such as flowers or butterflies for the ladies in our lives. Many thanks Sue for another winnerxxx
Feeling slightly delirious with exhaustion tonight...i have no right to be because my day has been filled with pampering, i started with a Caci facial, quickly followed by a much needed wash and blow dry at my hairdresser yet i feel totally washed out??!!? Whose complaining though, I've got cheeks as tight as Kylie's bum and just as peachy, and my hair rivals the best work of Vidal Sassoon...when he was alive that is! I will now try to maintain its fabulousness for at least another day by lying in my bed like a corpse tonight afraid to move a muscle in case i flatten it:-)
I may joke but today and yesterday has been quite sobering and thought provoking, i watched yesterday afternoon as the terrible news broke and was filled with shock, sadness and anger that so many of us now live in fear of attack and are subjected to such evil atrocities. It makes you treasure your loved ones and my heart goes out to all the victims and their friends and families who could never have foreseen such a tragic turn of events. You never know where life's path will lead you, nothing can prepare you for this shocking turn of events...our emergency services and the brave passers by who risked their own life's to treat the wounded should be praised. My thoughts and prayers go to all of those touched by this sad event.
Bejay, happy birthday, i hope you had a lovely dayxxx
Sending hugs to all my besties, Pam, Pat, P, Maria,Myra,Maureen,SAba, Norah,June, Lynda,Wheely, Tracy, Frances, and anyone else i may have forgotten being semi lucid....oh, and i suppose Yvonne and Carmen though goodness knows why i bother:-)xxx

Crafty love and hugs

Laine1972xxx

DeCor said...

A lovely card. Love your cool autumn leaves.

Theresa Pace said...

love those leaves. this card just works so well, hugs xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful!
Doreen R

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm sorry I'm late - been out today or " gadding!" as some call it!
I love today's card and it isn't long since I got the leaf Dies, which are beautiful. The close up photos show off the work you have done on the leaves perfectly! I'd be thrilled to receive this beauty anytime! I must try this although I don't have the colours you used. Many thanks!
Laine - I'm glad you are looking your glam and gorgeous self once again! We have to keep our standards up! When you get to my age you won't be able to go to bed never mind lying like a statue!
Pat L - Maureen and I were saying the other day that Sarah must go back to GOSH very soon? How is she getting on? Hope they will be able to do something to help this time! x
P - in Wales - great news! We like good news when at all possible! So happy for you.
Bejay - Happy Birthday - hope its been a good one!
Maria - I'm sorry - you asked the other day if a certain child still came to After School Club - well the answer is yes and no! At the moment she has been barred for bad behaviour! Sorry to take so long to reply! Are your eyes any better? Hope so! X
Take care Everyone - wherever you are,
Love, Myra xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue
Another Gorgeous card for us today, I don't know how you manage to come up with so many different ideas every day. I love your autumn leaves coloured with the Peeled paint and spiced Marmelade inks they really give this card the wow factor.

Bejay Happy Birthday i Hope you've enjoyed every minute of it.
"P" thank you for telling us your good news about Mr.P. It heartwarming to know he has done so well.
Elaine sending you a big hug just because I can!
June Horrocks you have every right to be proud of your daughter, our police force do an incredible job.
Laine I cannot begin to imagine what a Caci facial is, nor how you got your information about Kylies nether regions. What I would say though In German the little parcels which dog owners have to pick up is pronounced almost exactly the same as your facial treatment!

My thoughts and my prayers go out to all those innocent victims and their families affected by yesterday's senseless act of violence. The courage shown by the members of our emergency services and the general public who didn't hesitate to be there for those in need reiterates for us all there is still goodness in our world despite the evil which was amongst us yesterday. May goodness and peace prevail.
God bless you all.
Saba.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Do love your Pacific Ocean dies and this background one is a stunner. Like a few other ladies, my preference would be for a more softer look than the leaves but it's still a lovely card.
Thoughts and prayers for all those families affected by yesterday's terrible events.
Great news Mr P. Xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love everything about it. Unfortunately I don't have the leaves dies. Looks like I am following Myra and Saba. Good to see you both. Echoing Pam's comments.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card using my favourite Pacific Ocean background with the addition of those colourful leaves.
Lesley S x

Eunice said...

Very different card, haven't decided about it. Thanks for sharing Sue.

Sandy H said...

Lovely leaves on a gorgeous card. Thanks for the reminder about using clear embossing powder for that glossy effect.
P in Wales, so pleased to hear Mr.P's good news.
Take care everyone.

Nana on the Hill said...

Nearly missed this one! Love it, the leaves are gorgeous x

TDQ Karen said...

Not sure how I missed this love the beautiful leave😋

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. I absolutely adore the leaves and adore the card.

Mavis L x

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous leaves!

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

I love the leaves and colour choice Sue x x x