Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello crafters!  This card was originally planned as a demo on some of the shows that I did late last year, but we ran out of time to do it.  So I thought I would offer it up for the weekly card giveaway instead.  I started by cutting the Mauritius shape out of a piece of Blue Dusk card.  I added mounting foam to the aperture to raise it and seated it over a piece of coconut white card.  I cut the Mauritius die in black and recessed it down into the aperture.  I cut the smaller die from the Bora Bora set out of Blue Dusk card and cut it down and reassembled it.  I cut the smaller die in the Mauritius set out of white and seated it over the blue Bora Bora so it was just peeking out the top and bottom of it.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval and cut one more oval out of black that I nipped in half to use as a shadow for it.  I cut a myriad of sizes out of the Stitched Flag die set in white and curled the forked ends slightly and added them to the right side of the card just to show a fun way to use them.  It is very different from my usual manner of using them for sentiments.  I cut several of the Striped Nasturtium outline dies and created three flowers which I seated around the sentiment and corner of the card as accents.  White, black and Blue Dusk mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  8 1/2" in size.  Please leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this one!  All for now, Sue x














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116 comments:

Pam said...

Oh my, this is such a gorgeous card. Someone will be delighted to receive this, fingers crossed everyone.
Elaine, I'm so glad that your John found his sisters, what a joyous reunion that must have been.
Thank you ladies fir kind comments. I was 16 when my sister was bien and within 2 months we knew my mum wasn't going to make it, I had to look after her, my dad, 4 brothers and the home, so Nana took the baby, she was 67, under 5 feet tall and was our rock. She lost grandad the year after Mum so my sister became her life. She was such a special person but funny too. I still miss her.
Carmen, you have had a spending treat with Sues dies, enjoy them.
Helen, good to hear that you are feeling better after so much pain and discomfort. You will get there.
June, two sets of twin girls so quickly must have been like having quads, your mum and dad were heroic. My mums friend had two sets of triplets and one set of twins, they were big families in those days.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends, both Tina's, in my thoughts daily.
Keep warm it turned cold again last night but nowhere near as bad as Donitas weather. Stay safe.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and those pretty flowers!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely card today Sue, I like the way you have used the tags at the side, reminds me of waves on the sea shore.......yes I know I am crackers at times.

Pam, yes we used to be mistaken for the 'Goode' quads, they were born about the same time as us and were quite famous. my Dad's brother had triplets and the only other twins in the family were from my Dad's side born in 1764 in France and all of the twins and triplets were girls, amazing isn't it. Your Nana sounds like a remarkable lady, families used to pull together didn't they, sometimes today they just take the easy option (I think someone said that on yesterday's blog).

Looking forward to Ally Pally, if I can persuade my hubby to take me, he might if I only stay for about an hour and a half, but I can live with that, fingers crossed he is in a good mood.

Well best finish now as getting ready for my crafting Wednesday.

Elaine, hope the pain is easier, how wonderful that John is now in contact with his sisters. Hope Andrews treatment goes well tomorrow.

Hugs to everyone who needs one.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card for the giveaway, with the unusual twist of the flags. Brilliant idea. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive it. Take care. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
Sue I hope you are over here and not near the storms.
Take care and have fun Kitty.
Good luck all.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely giveaway card with a different twist using the flags down the side.Great idea I have never seen them used in that way before(you learn something new everyday)
Thanks Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue happy Wednesday ☺ ok so the first few photos show as black and custard then the last couple show the true blue and black ! Hmmm, re-read and rewind lol. Delightfully nicer in blue and black, plus you've given me another kick up the backside and reminded me that I've not even shown my two dies from that group any love at all ! Because my last 3 orders have been so specific - 2 being for the awkward gender and 18 pretty has been out of the question but I have a wedding card to do, they want a CAS, I can do a CAS with my Seychelles or which ever island die I have can't I ?
I love how these dies look with contrasting colours behind them, I think they were meant for black card too as the shadows they make are really cleverly designed, love love love today's card giveaway Sue.
Whatever you're plans, wherever you are in the busy world of Sue Wilson hope it's a great day. Sending many hugs your way this Wednesday xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, many thanks for showing your makes.

Kim Dibben said...

HI Sue xx fabulous card, in my favourite colour combo xx love Kim D

Teresa c said...

Loverly card Sue great colours

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
Loving the colour combination on the giveaway card today and such an unusual way to use the stitched flags dies. Why can't I think of things like that, I just don't seem to have the brain for seeing different uses for dies, but thankfully you have the wonderful talent to do that for us.
Beautiful colour combination too, have a great day.
Hugs xxx

Dawn Searle

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the colour combo is beautiful.

Barbara V

Barbara (C) said...

An unusual use of the pierced flags to add interest to today's card. The addition of the Striped Nasturtium just finishes the card. BarbaraC

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & a great idea using the pierced flags on the side of the card.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the Mauritius die and this xard showcases it beautifully. X

Suemac said...

Lovely card , but not keen on the pierced flags on the side of the card

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A lovely bright card to cheer us up today. The dies are very striking in your choice of colours. And to add the flags, well that is the icing on the cake.

Pam, my sister and I went to live with our grandparents in Australia during the time my father was posted overseas to Nigeria. They had no schools for over 10 year olds so it was a great adventure for us to travel by boat all the way across to the other side of the world. Our nan was short, stout and very feisty, we knew how to behave, she made sure of that. Granddad was oh so lovely, very tall & mild tempered, they were a perfect foil to each other. Granddad died in 1970 and I still miss him so much. Nan lived until she was 98.
I know you shouldn't have a favourite but this was my Nanny Campkin, mum's mother, she taught us to embroider, crochet and latchet rug making and I loved going to stay with her in the school holidays. She used to tell me such wonderful stories of when she was growing up, the 1800's were so different to the 1900's.
She died in 1985 aged 89.

Gentle hugs and healing prayers for all our poorly friends and their families.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue. Thanks for this lovely card. Again you come up with new ways of using the dies.
Have a great day.

Donna

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card fab flowers and love how you've used the flags.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
The first couple of photos came up a different colour from the original! Anyway! Today's card is gorgeous, I love the multi flag idea I'd love to have your creativity!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
An unusual use of the flag dies! Very effective. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I would love to give it a new home. Good luck everyone. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue. The Bora Bora die is one of my favourites, as is all that set of dies really. Love the flowers too. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Anonymous said...

Great card for the giveaway, Sue, always loved the Mauritius die - but don't have it.
Not sure about the flags, but can see them used like this with your nautical/sea collection.
Pam, when you said you were the eldest, thought maybe that you'd had to take over as carer, and what a huge responsibility at 16. Thanks again for your up-top summary - echoing. Do like reading all the family stories.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

TDQ Karen said...

Am usual way with the flags, can't make it mind up if it's for me,probably because it is so different though I love the stitched look

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card, I like the colour's you have used, the black really sets things off,
and a lovely idea with the flags,
Lovely reading about some of our ladies history & family's
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card using the Mauritius and Bora Bora dies. The colours on the photos were a little confusing
At first as it looked like custard card but the blue black and white look gorgeous. Xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a lovely card the Mauritius is a gorgeous die but im not keen on the flags on the side .
Catherine xx

Jan Jay said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours too x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card today. I wouldn't have thought of using the flags like that, so different. I was born the year the war finished and never knew any of my grandparents. I missed such a lot I think, and have no memories to look back on. I think this is why I am so hands on with my wonderful Grandchildren, I want them to have memories, nice ones I hope. Sorry I don't usually comment on personal things, but all this talk of Grandparents got me thinking of how much I had missed. Thank you ladies for sharing your memories.

Love Rosemarie X X

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful card, I love colours and the little Flags.
A card any of your followers would love to have popping through their door.
Sorry I missed yesterday ... one of those days!!
Hugs for all who lost parents while still very young. We lost mum when we were grown up but still quite young, we did have two sisters 6 & 3. Hazel my newly married sister and BIL took them to live with them and brought them up. They eventually had 3 children of their own so in all they had 5 children. Is it any wonder Hazel became a professional Nanny??
We just don't know what goes on in other people lives, do we?
Pam I echo today's great summary.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and al
Great giveaway card this week, such a different use of the flag dies and love the shadowing.
I hope you are escaping all of this rain Sue.
Good luck everyone
Hugs
Muriel x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card for the giveaway.
Lydia
x

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card today, the black blue and white is such a fresh combination. I have to say I like it when you cut the Mauritius die in black because it shows all the detail. The flags at the sides are a great addition too and it's great to see the striped nasturtium again. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam you and your Nan kept the family together as dis Patricia's sister Hazel, you are remarkable women. I only had grandparents on mums side by the time I was born and have lovely memories of them both (time spent with grandad in his greenhouse was a real treat, he used to 'tick' when you cuddled him, his pocket watch!). I've got lots of aunts and uncles on my dad's side to make up for grandparents though, in fact I'm seeing two sets of them today, both very elderly but I know there will be mischief! Xxx
Donita and our ladies across the pond I hope you are keeping warm and safe, your weather looks dreadful xxx

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue.

hettygarlick said...

Very pretty. I love the Mauritius die - it's one of my favourites.

forgetmeknot said...

Hi Sue. Love this one its not in my collection yet, I think it might be soon. Have a great day. Hugs Sue H

SueJ said...

A very striking card, a shame you did not get to demo it.
Good luck everyone.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card - SO very unlike mine which I've just finished making.
Everything in yours balances beautifully (not sue it does in mine).
Mauritius rules SUPREME!
Hugs, Rose

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
What a beauty of a card to win , you never let us done with new ideas .

Pam it must have been so hard for you at just 16 to look after the family , your Nana was a rock ,it was a hard time but i bet you have many happy memories .

June , good luck for getting to the Ally Pally

Helen hope things get easier each day for you . xxx

Cheryl so lovely to read your story .xx

Rosemarie , i only had one grandparent , and she was oh soooooo { i will say horrid to my brother and i at times } i have no happy memories at all , this is why i spend so much time , making and playing with my own grandchildren , i want them to have happy memories .

Sending big hugs to all on the blog and missing friends .

Elaine H X


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card. There's that Mauritius die again.....just lovely. I like the effect of the stitched flags down the side, but love them even more used with sentiments. I use my pierced ones all the time with sentiments, think I've got into a habit.

Liked hearing all the family stories. Pam you did a wonderful job for all your family, especially for one so young and grieving. That is probably why you have turned out so kind, caring and empathetic to everyone else especially on the blog. The world would be a much better place if there were more people like you. X

Going to sign off before I get too sentimental. June, I hope you make it to Ally Pally, even if it is only for a short time. X

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great card again today and I love the Mauritius die. I really like the way you have used the flag dies and this has given me a great idea for scrapbooking! Thank you. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card for a giveaway and using some of my favourite dies too - I wouldn't have thought of using that pretty Bora Bora insert die as a backing for the focal point though - great idea and those pierced flags at the side could also be used to stamp complementary sentiments...

Izzy

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & the colours you have used. Great giveaway, good luck everyone. Yvonne xx

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card for today's giveaway Sue. I love the way you used the flags along the side.

Annie P
xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue another gorgeous card and the design and colours are wonderful

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Scottydog said...

What a striking card in my favourite colours today. Would make a good mans card without the flowers. Loving the flags down the side.

Anne said...

An unusual card this morning. Love the way you have used the flags, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue love what you have done with the stiched flags love it the dies are lovely thank you sue received some lovely cards today on our 59 th wedding anniversary love always sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Gorgeous card, especially as it is your 'give-away' today! I really like how you've used the stitched flags

June x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the banners are great . love Jean Z xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, its a strange day one minute foggy and the next bright sunshine, prefer the later. I love the card today and the tags look so pretty to, and the colour choice is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card. I love the Striped Nasturtiums, they are a very pretty finishing touch to any card xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Two stunning cards to day and how different they look in the two colours. Love the flags on the side and the striped Nasturtiums.. As always you cards blow me away............ Wendy

Donita Naylor said...

Hello Sue and the crafty few,

This one is so interesting. I had to study it and look up what the Bora Bora looks like because mine hasn't yet arrived from my last binge. I'm gathering that you cut down the Bora Bora hexagon so it would just peek out from under the Mauritius frame holding the sentiment. P in Wales and June Smith are onto something when they say the pierced flags have a nautical look. Like those signal flags on big sailboats.

Our storm was disappointing to those who wanted lots of snow and to surfers looking for storm waves. The waves were coming in from all directions so nobody was in the water. We only got about 6 inches, then it turned to rain. I had dinner at a beach bar that I'd written about because erosion is putting it in danger of falling into the ocean. The whole bar would rumble when waves hit the wooden braces underneath, and it wasn't even high tide yet. I ate about half my quesadilla and got out of there.

It fascinating to hear about the remarkable families behind such lovely people.

Blessings on you, Pam, for living so your difficulties turn into blessings for so many, such as us. I'm among the many who are grateful.

Welcome aboard, Heidi! You have such wonderful discovering ahead of you as you go through Sue's video archives.

Who knows where luck will hit this time. Whoever it is, you don't yet know that something really nice is about to happen to you!

Love,
Donita


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card for your Wednesday giveaway. My tablet is showing yellow and black colours for the first few pictures so was a bit confused with your discription but the last two or three pictures show the card in its true colours and they are gorgeous. Love what you have done with the stitched flags.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and friends.

Wednesday again!!! It comes around so fast lol.
Beautiful as always sue. Love how uve used the stitched flags at the side nice touch.

Forgot to pop in yesterday as I was quite busy but wow it was amazing very regal indeed. Would be geat asa wedding invite or anniversary loved it.

Love to all xx

Iris Harborne said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card again. Love the delicate touch added by the flowers and pearls. Thanks again for sharing, Sue x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Such a pretty card today

nattyboots said...

A quick follow up , Andrew can not have treatment tomorrow, all results are way too low, and has been told that he will be having more treatments ,{ he thought it was just 2 more to go } a bit of a bummer i think , but he says Mum i feel fine don't worry.

Take care
Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the combination of this die, and the colours just 'pop', whoever wins this will be a very lucky person.

I can't remember much about my dads parents when I was young, they lived with my dads sister, so we didn't see them very much, and I was quite young when they died, my mums parents lived in the same village as us so we saw them nearly every day, after my grandma died,, I used to call into grandpa's on the way home from school to get some shopping for him, at the end of the week he gave me my pocket money, the princely sum of half a crown (2/6).
Reading everyone's memories brought things all back, take care everyone xxx

dj2908 said...



A lovely card again today, like the use of the flag dies
down the edge, and the flowers look delicate too.
My Mum was the youngest of 11, Dad one of 5, and I was
the youngest of our family, so never had any grand paresnts,
in fact, never even knew some of my Aunts and uncles.
Love reading these stories,

Doreen x

Chaffinch said...

The multiple flags idea I can see working with a nautical themed card or orienteering card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love what you've done with the stitched flags, how I would love to have just a tiny bit of your imagination!!

June Horrocks happy wedding anniversary
Pam echoing your lovely comments again, we have some remarkable ladies on this blog

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another lovely card ,I wasn't sure about the flags at first but the more I look at it the more it's growing on me. I am really enjoying all the talk about childhood and grandparents they bring back so many memories. Elaine my daughters mother-in-law has little to do with my two sweet little ones even though she only lives 15 minutes from them it broke my heart when Katie asked me why her grandma didn't love her. Saba both my granddaughters are learning German and have been since nursery Elissa is meeting up with her penpal and is going to spend the morning with her having lessons at her school. June H wow 59 years have a lovely day.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The flags down the side unusual and different.

Fiki said...

so very nice card!
hugs

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a pretty card! I love it when you show us demo cards that didn't make the shows due to time running out. This card is quite delightful, especially the way the stitched flags are curling up at the ends. Good luck everyone in the draw.
Bejay xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, certainly a different take on the flag dies for you today. I love the Mauritius die and cut in black it goes beautifully with the blue dusk card. I should be getting ready to go out so will read back the comments later. Hope everyone is doing ok.

Frances

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

ursula said...

Very pretty card Sue....quite unusual having the tags out the side, great idea....luv Ursula xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card anyone would be proud to have on their shelf
Margaret xx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! I love how you use the Stitched Flags dies! Somebody is going to love having this on display? TFS!

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a pretty card today. Love the Striped Nasturtium Flowers.
Wendyx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I love how you've used the Stitched Flags in a different way Off to play with the Pierced Flags now

Jean said...

Lovely card!

Marion Scott said...

Good afternoon Sue. A beautiful card and what an unusual way of using the stitched flags.
Marion S x

Pawprintx4 said...

Someone will be a happy camper winning this lovely card. I really like the way the flags were curled...adds so much.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Truly Tremendous Card I Love The Colour Combination And The Stupendous Dies
The Photo Shots At The Bottom Show Your Card In Its True Glory.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"The Mauritius Die Set"
"The Bora Bora Die Set"
"The Stitched Flags Die Set"
"The Striped Nasturtium Die Set"
"Coconut White/Black/Blue Dusk"
"White Pearls"
Today's Remarkable Card:-
I Love Today's Card As I've Mentioned The Photo Shots Towards The Bottom Show The Card In Its
True Glory.
Sue You Started Today's Card By Taking A Piece Of Blue Dusk Card And You Cut Out "The Mauritius Die"
You Then Added Mounting Foam To The Aperture To Raise, Then You Seated It Over A Piece Of White Card
Sue Then You Cut "The Mauritius Die" In Black And Recessed It Down Into The Aperture Of Your Card,
You Then Cut The Smaller Die From "The Bora Bora Set" In The Beautiful Blue Dusk Card, You Cut It Down And
Reassembled It, Sue Then You Cut The Smaller Die From "The Mauritius Die Set" Out Of The White Card And
Seated It Over The Blue "Bora Bora" So It Was Just Peeking Out Of Top/Bottom Of It.
Sue Then You Stamped Your Sentiment And Cut It Out With An Oval Die Then Cutting Out Another Oval In Black
Then Cutting In Half You Placed It Behind Your Sentiment To Use As A Shadow, You Cut Different Sizes Of Your
"Superb Stitched Flags" (I Love These Dies) Cutting Them Out In White You Curled The Forked Ends Slightly
And Added Them To The Right Side Of Your Card, (You Use Your Dies In So Many Different Ways) Sue Then
You Cut Out Three Of Your "Striped Nasturtiums Outlines Dies" You Placed One On The Edge Of Sentiment
And Two Opposite In Left Hand Corner, You Added A Mat/Layer Of Coconut White/Black/Blue Dusk And
Your Signature Piercing. Sue Thank You For Sharing "Today's Masterpiece" I Love All That You Do With Your
Dies You Truly Inspire Me And I Can't Begin To Tell You How Very Much I Appreciate That.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Good Luck To The 🍀Wonderful Blog Member That Will Win This Tremendous Gift.

gailgale said...

Very lovely card!!
I bought this die, but have not had a chance to use it.
Thank you for the idea.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a pretty card today. Your Mauritius die has a striking look to it with the stripes within the design. I don't think any other designer of dies is doing the stripe look.

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue - lovely design and the colours are so right ! Thank you.

Vie Carter said...

Great card and love the colour

Vie
x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies and a great classic colour scheme. I love how you have used the flag dies, very inventive. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card and die ! I like your idea of using the flag dies down the side of the card. Thanks for your idea Sue.

I would love to be the proud owner of this card, and so would a lot of others good luck everyone.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It's very hard to beat blue, black and milk card! It's so effective. I only have the stitched flags and the nasturtium Dies , don't have the others. However I have others I could use to put my spin on this lovely card. Before Laine says it - blue is my favourite colour!!!
Donita - I forgot that you were a Journalist so would have been looking for a "story" yesterday! Have you warmed up yet!
It's been another beautiful day here today. Doesn't feel like March at all! Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that!
It's been really interesting to read everyone's family stories! I remember both sets of grandparents very fondly but my maternal grandparents were my favourites! They gave me of their time - I learned from that. I think! My husband has carried each of our grandchildren around the garden letting them touch various plants even gently touching the sharp thorns on the roses - that way they know they can hurt! I wonder if they'll remember that!
Pam - you had it hard as a child but itsmade you the lovely lady you are today! Thanks for helping us each day.
I see Saba agreed with me yesterday! The age of miracles is not yet over!! Lol!
On that note I shall sign off with love to all you lovely ladies both near and far away!
Love Myra xxx

Sherry said...

very pretty! thanks for a chance to win it

DeCor said...

A yummy card Sue. Love the colours and how you used the dies layered up. What an interesting use of the flags. I agree with an earlier comment that it brings up some great ideas for their use. Thank you again.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely card for the giveaway this week. The Mauritius die is one of my all time favorites. What really made the card interesting is the clever way that you have used the stitched flags at the side of the card, quite different but nice. Quite striking done in the blue, black and white.

Have a nice day Sue.

Beverly

julie laz said...

Hi sue, today's card is beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

An interesting way of using the flags Sue, I love it. Thought you had put the wrong card up at first cos of the colours but all became clear when I scrolled further down the page

Gloria Robey said...

Evening Sue love the colour scheme you have chosen. Very nice who would not want to receive this card?. Novel way to use the flag dies very nice . Thanks for sharing . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

I have the Mauritius die and love the different
looks you can achieve with it.
Rosemary xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Something slightly different and i like it. Lovely colours as well and the must have flower as the finishing touch - my favourite....!

Owlish said...

This is quite different to any other card combination but I like it Bec l love things that are different from the norm

Theresa Pace said...

love the effect the banners have created. makes for a very interesting border. i thought it was yellow, silver and black at first which works as well, hugs xx

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Very different way to use the banners, lovely card. X

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue!
I just love the Mauritius die and the way you have used the stitched flags!
Lesley S x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours of the card, also the die and the flags.
Di B. x

sued99 said...

Love the way you've used the flags in a different way. Also I like the look of the open flowers. X

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I'm sorry I didn't get around to looking in on your blog yesterday as it was a very busy day however yesterdays card was certainly beautiful as is todays I like the way you've used the stitched flags very different.
Well what a lot of interesting and heart warming memories of childhood and grandparents we have had over the last two days I have wonderful memories of both sets of Grandparents and was very fortunate to live close to them. Pam how sad to lose your Mum at such a young age it must have been very difficult for you to look after all your family when you were so young yourself but it has shaped you into the most caring and thoughtful person and we are all benefiting from your wisdom.
Take care everyone sending big hugs to you all

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
A gorgeous card, the Mauritius die is a beauty and really pops cut in black with the contrasting blue. I'm very fortunate to have all these dies so with your permission I'll be doing something very similar. Some one is going to be over the moon to win this card.

Donita what in the world is a quesadilla? Is it related to an armadillo?Hope you enjoyed it!
Trish, good luck to the girls with their German lessons, it's not an easy language to learn.
June H many congratulations on your wedding anniversary, 59 years what an achievement.
We've enjoyed some lovely and some poignant family stories over the last couple of day, thank you ladies for sharing them.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have some of the dies and like Myra can use other ones to get a similar effect, I hope. Thank you for sharing. Sorry to be so late but have had a very busy day. Echoing Pam's comments. Thank you Pam.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely giveaway card with an unusual way to use the stitched flags dies. You push us to think out of box, again. (I don’t know how many of us are able to do it ... it is easier to rely on you). Blue, black & white are a beautiful colour combination. Striped Nasturtium dies are on my wish list. You prove it again that buying these dies will be a good investment since you can use the outline dies only or the whole set.

Good luck everyone in the draw!

Pam – I love my new toys! Too bad I don’t have a store nearby. I have to order online and a big chunk of money goes on taxes, shipping & handling. On top of this they apply a surcharge of 10% of the total value of your order due to the conversion of US to CAD. With this amount I could easily buy at least one more set of dies.
June – I hope you make it to Ally Pally. Fingers crossed.
Elaine – Sorry for Andrew. For sure he’s disappointed but the doctors know what they are doing. Hugs for the three of you.
June H.- Happy anniversary!
Diane Green – All I can say about today’s weather is “There's one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor's.”

In this note ..

Warm thoughts from Canada
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

Jan.moogie said...

You are amazing how you come up with different ways to show uses of your dies and using my fav nasturtium dies too is fab. thanks for sharing hugs xxxxxxxx

Julie Elli said...

So gorgeous but reading through your description of how it is made makes me dream of exotic places! Dream away Julie!
Thank you Sue for the every day treat of looking at your creations! I've never seen a card I don't like!
Big hug
Julie Elli

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card i need those flower dies! Thank you Helen x

Diane King said...

Lovely card. How I wish i could win the Lottery. So many things I want to buy! x

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card. Laura O

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Two lovely cards Sue, I love the black against the subtle colours x x x