Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card giveaway was one of my demos from previous Hochanda shows,  I started with a piece of aqua card and used the outer die from the Lotus Striplet to cut a decorative back ground into it.  The small squares in the die easily slot back in so you can cut any manner of designs from it!  I backed it with white card and added a muti-layered frame cut from the Scalloped Lattice Frames over the top.  I cut the Pacific Ocean tag in aqua and backed it in black and added it with foam to the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the set and added it to the tag centre.  I embellished the card with a diagonal spray of Striped Nasturtiums cut with only the solid flowers in the set.  I inked all the edges with Aqua Adirondack ink and cut slits into each of them to give them a slightly different appearance.  The flowers were accented with bits of the Family Tree cut up into pieces.  White, aqua and black mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  If you would like to be entered into the drawing to win this ones, just leave a comment.  The winner of the drawing will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x







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166 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, perfect fir the Wednesday giveaway. You will make someone's dream come true.
Watched johns shows last night, great Demi's, that man is a joy to watch, a true crafter and true Sue advocate. Inspirational.
Elaine, what can I say, poor Helen, she has had a really rough time this last year. I hope her Mum is comfortable and peaceful. On the good side, the news about Andrew was so good, he needs to get these last treatments over and done with. You and your family have gone through so much. Hope hubby is well.
Crewe Trish, it is hard to watch family go through this, he will be grateful you are there fir him, he just doesn't know how to show it. Big hugs for you both and your dear Mum too, so hard at her age to watch her children be ill.
Dragonsnap, your daughter is bound to be tired, new mums always are without the other children being ill and herself too. You be careful too please.
Laine and Yvonne, hope the chat went well.
Carmen, I was very pleased with your choice, thank you.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly, missing and worried friends. Life can be very difficult at times.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning. What a beautiful way to start Wednesday. My most favourite shade of blue and the most beautiful card. It's so clever how you design your collections to work like this, no other brand can do what you do that's for sure. I'm just wondering how on earth the new collection due soon can surpass your last it was your first attempt at Kinetics and they were so so popular so I can't even begin to imagin what you have for us, I just know that they will be absolutely brilliant. This is a giveaway that needs framing for life and loving for a lifetime.
Sending Wednesday hugs your way and hope you have an enjoyable day xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, an absolutely wonderful give away card today, how you can part with them I do not know but the lucky winner will be over the moon to receive this, good luck everyone.

I reiterate everything that Pam has said today, my thoughts are with everyone who has problems of one sort or another.

John's show was brilliant, loved every minute of it.

I am off to my craft club this morning, the theme today is shoes, so I am looking forward to what they come up with.

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

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous card and love the aqua.
Nancyd xx

Teresa c said...

Morning Sue pretty card loverly colours as always xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a fantastic giveaway card this is. The colours are beautiful, the black just makes everything pop. Love the way you can just take part of the striplet to make the background. Watched Johns show lastnight, he is a brillient demonstrator and you always learn something new.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a gorgeous giveaway card, love the layout, and the background created with the die, and those flowers are just perfect. Have a great day. Bx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card & the aqua shade of card is so bright & cheery. Your striped nasturtium flowers are beautiful. A great give away card, someone will be a very lucky person to receive this. Yvonne xx

TDQ Karen said...

Super card, the background is very clever and eye-catching. Love it xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card. The colours are gorgeous and the dies make it so beautiful.

Barbara V

Karen Drew said...

Very pretty card. Lovely colours
Luv
Karen xx

Marion Bull said...

Beautiful card nd I love the way you have used this striplet.

Maggie B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, I didn't recognise the striped nasturtiums​ without their topping! The colours are lovely and the background amazing.
Elaine, pleased for Andrew but sending extra hugs for Helen. Echoing Pam's comments, hugs to all. Sue xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful card Sue using one of my favourite colours xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
WOW what a beautiful card to give away.Love the design and the colour is gorgeous.
Jan x

Debra K. said...

A really pretty card to giveaway! Lovely fresh looking card. Debra x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
What a stunning card you are giving us the chance to win today. Love everything about it. A very clever way to use the striplet too. Had a very busy day yesterday, so giving myself some time off to watch John's shows today. Also looking forward to seeing your new April die collection too, I am sure that I will want them all!
Hugs xx
Dawn Searle

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I'm loving todays card, beautiful colour and very pretty design. X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies are amazing. I along with everyone else would love to win this beautiful creation. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue. This card is beautiful although I'm very partial to the aqua card I think it's such a fresh and versatile colour.
Have a great day

Donna

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty & I love the colour combination.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

Love the clean lines, colour and pretty flowers of this card. A great give away. Thank you Sue. I enjoyed John!s show last night and looking forward to today's too. Hope you have a nice day. Xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. I love the colour. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Sunset Bay said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful spring colour card to show us that spring is on the way! Gorgeous flowers too. Welsh cwtches to you and all who need them xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card for the giveaway, Sue, cheerful on this wet morning. Saw John (in the middle of a painful night for Mr P) and, as ever, he did brilliantly. Fabulous samples.
Had to smile, on the early news there is Larry (?) the Number 10 cat, sitting on the doorstep as happy as.....!! Only needed the topiary trees to replicate yesterday's card. And a mat saying Home Sweet Brexit.
Thanks Pam, your echo again.
Special thoughts for Elaine's Helen, so bittersweet with the good news and the bad.
Also for Dragonsnap's family.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the colour and the tiny squares on this card.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, would love to win this one.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue and all
Such a very classy card Sue ,love how you have set the flowers too.

June enjoy your day, great theme wish i could be with you , x

Dragonsnap, big hugs to your family such a lot to cope with but as you say now the weather is getting warmer things will get better . x

PP and the gang , just want to say thank you for the laughs , it does me good to read your antics ,xxx

Saba , i am from Yorkshire stock from my lovely Dad ,he always called me babby too , i have been told that is another Yorkshire saying, thank you for your kind comments .

Crewe Trish, my thoughts are with you your Mom and Tony , such a hard time for you all.

Pam , it was a long day for Helen and Andrew ,they left the hospital at 5 0clock along with 6 injections to boost the immune system Andrew has to have one a day starting on Friday.
Helen phoned the Hospital her Mum is now heavily sedated and there is no change in her condition .It is so good of you and all others to send good wishes and be so concerned , it really does help to know we have people rooting for us .
A big thank you to Sue too for having the best blog ever.

Sending big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card and this striplet die is amazing. love Jean Z xxxx

Judith Tucker said...

WOW! What more can I say. The card looks really fresh. Looked at the flowers two or three times, and was sure it was a misprint, couldn't possibly be the nasturtium 😀

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a pretty card this morning, gorgeous colour combination! The background is fabulous who would have thought that a striplet could do this!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a pretty card for today's giveaway. I just love this aqua colour and the striplet die is so clever. Sendng best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, love aqua and love how cutting into the nasturtiums gives the look of another flower
Marion S x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a Stunning card love the colours design and flowers i did a similar one after seeing this so much inspiration as always Sue
Hope everyone has a good day
I say the same as Pat also so sending love and healing to those that need it
Back to catching up a couple more videos while having my morning cuppa
Love Sharon
xxx

Jan Sayer said...

This striplet makes a lovely background to a pretty card.
John is doing you proud in his shows - brilliant use of your Atlantic collection.
Jan
Northampton

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and fellow hopefuls,

When you design a die such as the lotus striplet, are you aware how useful it will prove to be? Or do you only learn that when you're surprised how often you return to it?

Also, it baffles me how you can mix straight lines and squares to contrast with floral sprays. When I try contrast, I get clash.

So I'm grateful that you share ideas we can emulate, if not outright copy.

Thank you for your generosity in sharing your talent.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

Love,
Donita

Netty The Runner said...

Simply gorgeous Sue, love the colour aqua, so soft and pretty. Waiting anxiously for your new dies.
Annette x

Diane King said...

Great colours on this card. Also new way with striped nasturtiums. Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love the colours.
B xx

JennyH said...

Stunning as usual Sue, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card, and the aqua colour is beautiful.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty card for today's 'give away' - once again using my favourite striplets!
Many thanks
Janette x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue what a lovely spring card love the colour and the flowers .
Catherine xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card, love the use of the striplet, would never have thought to that.
Lydia
X

rosiejt said...

I'd definitely like to win this to see the striplet used in that way, close up. Calm colours, too!

Annie Stamps said...

Love the background Sue, the Lotus dies are just fab. The flowers are gorgeous. I use your flower dies often and I snip into some of them when I want a shabby chic effect.

Someone's going to be very lucky to win this card :-)

Annie P
xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours.

Owlish said...

Hi sue Lovely card love the aqua very fetching

Jan.moogie said...

What a fabulous card for a give away Sue, count me in. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the Aqua card is stunning.

Good luck everyone.

Anne said...

What a lovely fresh looking card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card, love the background you've created with the Lotus Striplet, gives just enough detail without overpowering the rest of the design...sadly, it's still on the wish list along with the Pacific Ocean tags set so I'm afraid you're going to have to postpone your latest die release Sue until I've caught up!....LOL

....who am I kidding, I'm desperate to see what you've come up with this time...

Izzy

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card. It's great to be reminded how I can use the tags as a central focus on a card - thank you xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful aqua black and white card. The snipped nasturtiums are a great idea. Xx

hettygarlick said...

So pretty and those colours go together beautifully.

Scottydog said...

Absolutely beautiful! My favourite colour (any shade of blue, but this is gorgeous. Love the way you have used the striplet (now on my list!) & love the flowers. In fact I just love everything about it! My sort of card & would love to win it. Thank you Sue for the inspiration & for giving us such versatile dies (who would have thought the background was the frame of a striplet?)

ethansnanna said...



Love the idea of snipping the flowers, another
thing to try!!!!





Doreen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, love the whole concept of this card, from its composition to its colour. Whoever wins this is one lucky person.
Wendyx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like that the simple but lovely background is allowed to take centre stage here.

Teresa

rolfi said...

Morning Sue,
a beautiful card and a wonderful soft colour.
Rolf xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a beautiful card this morning and I love the colours. I have to admit I have the Lotus die and not tried it and going to have a go at the back ground you have created. The finishing touches with the flowers are stunning as always..
Wendy

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a pretty card!
Doreen R

Iris Harborne said...

Love the die cut mat on this card. Unusual and adds a real point of focus. The colour is fabulous, as are the flowers and sentiment. A real beauty, Sue

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. I didn't think I needed this striplet but I saw a card a few weeks ago that someone had made and it convinced me that I did. SueL x

Lynne L said...

Lovely card Sue the striplet is so pretty and so useful I love the colours and the flowers too
Watching Johns show at the moment so will keep this brief
Sending good wishes to all

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a glorious card today, I love how you have created the background squares, it's easy when you know how! I'm just watching john demonstrate backgrounds using a border, he's so clever at showing us what can be done with your dies and it's great to hear you work together so well to get the most out of them. The flowers on this card are gorgeous, must have a play at snipping into them. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam as always I echo your comments. You are a star xxx
Elaine an extra hug for you, such missed emotions you are all so brave xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this, reminds me of a crossword, what a brilliant idea. Colours are gorgeous too. You are an inspiration.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really pretty card, Aqua is my new favourite cardstock.
Rosemary xx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

You got me with aqua LOL. Beautiful card and a stunning design. Thank you for sharing

June x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow what a gorgeous card for the giveaway today stunning, the person who wins this will be soooo lucky.
Love the striplet and such a different way to use it, thank you for all your inspiration.
I watch John last night and his demos as as usual were brilliant.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is exquisite - I could go on but won't. Must find some more superlatives for your cards but have run out of words.
Unlike you with your designs in dies and cards. This one is just gorgeous, again.
Hugs, Rose

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a cold wet morning, but your card really does cheer me up love the whole design of it. Also John is doing a brilliant job of showing your beautiful dies of well. hugs Shirleyxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Love the design of this card using the striplets, what a clever idea.
You really make us think out of the box when we buy your Dies.
Oh and the Aqua is just F-A-B
Thank you for the inspiration.

Love Brenda xxx

karenlotty said...

Love the clever background and in one of my favourite colours too The Nasturtiums look quite different with the slits cut into rhem

Sue MacFall said...

Very clever use of the background die and I love the colour scheme.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Someone is going to be so lucky winning this gorgeous card, I adore the aqua card and the way you've used the striplet to create the background is superb. Thank you so much for your daily inspiration

Echoing Pams lovely comments

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love it from, the die cut background to the beautiful flowers and the colours you have used.

Margaret Iddon said...

Stunning. Great way to use strip lets

Vanessa Martinson said...

What a lovely "fresh" card. I so love the colour you have used.
I also love the way you have used the striplette, Will have to go and look at my dies now and see what I can use to do something similar.

Vanessa x

Paula said...

What a great card! I love it, even apart from it being in one of my favourite colours. :) Striplets are one of my favourite dies too, they are so useful, not that anyone needs me telling them that lol.
Hugs to all in need,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Jennifer Lawes said...

This is such a pretty and feminine,colour which I do have, I just forget to use it. Must try harder!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x you are so clever how you have used the striplet and snipped the flowers x where would we be without your inspiration every day ? I love the touch of black it makes such a difference and am finding I am doing this more myself now and can really see how it changes the card completely x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A gorgeous card Sue and my favorite colours for cards
must try snipping into the flowers.
x

Vie Carter said...

Would love to win this beautiful card, lovely colour and design is fab

Vie
x

Sharron Lonsdale said...


What beautiful colours, I just love this aqua design. Would love to win this and have a close look at the detail.

kind regards
Sharron

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, love the colour
Margaret xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
First, A Huge Apology For Not Commenting Yesterday (I Won't Bore You With The Reason's Why)
But I've Watched The "Video Tutorial" Numerous Times As I'm Lucky Enough To Have These Cutting
Dies (I've Mentioned Before I've Started Using Them For "Christmas Cards" I Found A Small Wreath
Stamp That I've Used Coloured Added Bling (Of Course) Then Placed It On My Front Door)
Today's Card "To Someone So Special" Is Just Extremely Striking I Just Love The Colour Combination
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Aqua, Coconut White, Black Foundation Card"
"Pearls"
"Aqua Adirondack Ink Pad"
"Mounting Foam"
"Sentiment "To Someone So Special" (Unsure Of Which Set This Arrives From But Very Beautiful)
"Star Products For Today's Card"
"The Lotus Striplet Die"
"The Pacific Ocean Tag Die"
"The Striped Nasturtium Die Set"
"The Family Tree Die Set" (For Use As Foliage To Compliment Your "Stupendous" Flowers)
"The Scalloped Lattice Frames Die Set"
Today's Card:-
Sue, Today's Card Is "Truly Exquisite" I Just Love The Tremendous Colour Combination "The Black Card" Really
Makes It "POP"
Sue, You Started Today's "Masterpiece" By Cutting A Piece Of "Aqua Card" To The Size You Required
You Then Took The Outer Die From "The Lotus Striplet" (As With All Your Striplet Dies Extremely Versatile)
You Cut Out A "Stupendous" Decorative Background, The Small Squares Within The Die Easily Slot Back
Into Place So You Can Design So Many Different Backgrounds (Extremely Versatile Once Again You Show Us How
To Utilise Our Dies), You Then Backed This With "Coconut White Card" Then Added A Multi-Layered Frame Cut From
"The Scalloped Lattice Frames" Placing This Over The Top Of Your Background, Sue, You Then Cut Out
A "Pacific Ocean Tag" In "Aqua Card" Then Backed This With "Black Card" Then You Attached "Mounting Foam"
Placing This To The Centre Of Your Card.
Sue, You Stamped Your Sentiment Which Is Extremely Delightful "To Someone So Special" Cutting It Out From An
Oval Die Within The Set, Then You Placed This To The Centre Of Your Tag, You Embellished Your "Outstanding Card"
With A Diagonal Spray Of "Striped Nasturtiums" Cutting Only The Solid Flower Within The Set, You Then Inked
The Edges With "The Aqua Adirondack Ink Pad" You Also Cut Slits Into Each Flower To Create A Different Look
(Once Again Totally Transforming The Flower Also Giving Us Lots Of Inspiration) You Accented Your Striking Flowers
By Using The Foliage From "The Family Tree Die Set" Adding Pieces Around Your Flowers, To Finish You Placed
"Pearls" Within You Flowers Placing Onto Your Famous Signature Piercing Mat, Then Adding "Coconut White
Aqua/Black Matting/Layering.
Voila' A First Clas "MASTERPIECE" Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card Plus All The Great
Tips/Techniques You Inspire Me Daily I For One Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Good Luck 🍀 To The Lucky Winner Of Today's Impressive Gift Card, Sue, Which Ever Of Your "Wonderful Blog
Family" Wins Today's Card They Will Be Totally Thrilled.............

ursula said...

I just love this idea Sue, but I have tried over and over again and just cannot line my die up to make the background, have tried it with different dies but really struggled, maybe try again. This is a beautiful card, love the colour...thanks a million Sue....luv Ursula xx

Bejay Roles said...

Oh wow, Sue,
What a beautiful card for the giveaway. It's so brightened up a wet and dismal day with the fresh colours you've used. Someone will be over the moon to win this.
Bejay xx

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Beautiful flowers and layers!

Jan said...

Beautiful card sue xxxxxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card in a lovely colour. I love the concept of the Lotus striplet. There are a few striplet dies you can do this type of card with. They are so versatile.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful and aqua and white too. I bought the lotus striplet but haven't used it yet, now motivated to have a good play.
Thank you for inspiration again Sue
hugs
Muriel x

Samantha Roberts said...

Really pretty card Sue! I love the colour and the background is very clever.

Sam Roberts (from Aus) xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue in such a pretty colour. I am lucky to have the Lotus striplet which I love using, I try hard to make mine as professional as yours. Thankyou for your inspiration - Anne from Calne

Pawprintx4 said...

What a pretty, fresh card. I love the Lotus striplet. The colors are great too.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

lindyloo12 said...

A beautiful card Sue, the colours are great, and I love the background, as you would say somehow it "sings" to me!

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely gorgeous in aqua! Yes, I would ❤️ to be the lucky winner of this beautiful card! Thank you for the chance to win this beauty!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous card today. It is so fresh. I love the aqua card, and the flowers, and the leaves...well,just about everything really!

Love Helen

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I remember the demo.
I would love to win it.
Véronique l

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card love the colours used and i must get those flower dies, I love them. Thanks Helen xx

Jan Jay said...

Love this card Sue, it really shows how versatile the dies are x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the dies x x x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Love the colours.
Have been enjoying watching Johns demoes!!!!
I have just seen the new collection of dies and have picked out my favourites. I don't want to spoil it for anyone else so wont say what they are.
Beans on Toast for the rest of the month!!!!!!!!

Eunice said...

Beautiful card Sue, the color is amazing! Love how intricate and clean the card is using these dies.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, you've chosen a beautiful card to give away today. Lets hope I get lucky this week. Thank you for your generosity. Love and hugs, Alison D x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the colour lovely and fresh looking.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and such a beautiful spring color, where I live there has been almost 30 straight days of rain, a little sunshine in this card.

Lori from Canada

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card for the Wednesday giveaway-I'm Sue the lucky recipient will treasure it. Really love the striplet background and the aqua card is gorgeous. Love to all, Alison xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the gour of the card.

julie laz said...

O my what a beautiful card, I'm loving the colour, it just made me smile, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

ang said...

Beautiful card I love the colour angxx

Anonymous said...

Sue, awesome card. So many ways to use the flower die. Colors are so Spring. Look forward every day to your cards.

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card love the way you have used the die for your background

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Stunning as always. Love those colours too. Had a sneaky peek st ur new launch. Some I love and the rest I'll need to see what u do with them first before I decide lol. Mind u by the time uve finished the launch I usually want them all!! Hee hee

Love to all xx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Wow! what a stunning card today, love it. A card to be framed and treasured.
Sue, John is doing you proud with his shows.
I have also had a sneak peak at your new Dies, once again they are absolutely amazing.
I have been out meeting Hazel, we had a good old chat.
Hazel does all the arranging for our "meet ups" everything under control for April.
Pam as always I echo your summary.
Have a great rest of the day everyone.
Elaine sending some (((((hugs)))) think you need them.
Patricia xxx

Jean said...

This card is stunning. Love the color and the die.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love this card Sue. Love the dies and the colours you've used. The Lotus striplet is a fabulous die. My friend recently borrowed my Lotus striplet to make a background like this. She liked the die so much that she's bought it.
I've just been looking at the new release due out next month. There are some amazing dies there. I really don't know how you come up with such amazing collections all the time and each one surpasses the previous. Is there no end to your talent? The place I order my dies from is doing a special offer on all the new dies bought as a bundle. It's my birthday in April so I think I need to sweet talk my hubby.
India and Lola are much improved but their daddy has now gone down with the chest infection and a gum boil. I'm thinking of painting a big red cross on their front door!
Thoughts and prayers to all, also crafty hugs.
D xx

Sherry said...

soooo beautiful!!

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the use of the striplet die and the colour used.
Best wishes
Dorianne

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. I've seen pics of the new releases too. There are some lovely dies in the collection. X

Sheila Barns said...

Absolutely beautiful such a lovely colour.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love this card. I remember the demo and thinking how beautiful it was. Colour - tick, clever cutting with the striplet - tick, more clever cutting on the nasturtiums - tick. It would have been quicker to say it ticks all my boxes lol.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty.
Beverley W

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a stunning weekly giveaway and it would be privilege to win this one. Everything about this is gorgeous...

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card, I love the colour, it would go lovely framed and put on the wall of my recently decorated wall in the lounge.
Good luck everybody
Gill P G

TC said...

Stunning card. Love it all, and the beautiful colours too. x

Narrowboat girl said...

Simple but beautiful. I love the aqua colour

liz spooner said...

Cannot believe how well aqua card goes with black I would never have thought of this colour combo.xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Stunning card, stunning colour I hope you realise how important you and your blog means to everyone you brighten up our day. Saba Elissa is now in Germany I am not sure I would like to be on a school trip for 4 days with 35 9 and 10 years old those teachers deserve a medal. Pam I echo your thoughts special hugs to Elaine and Dragonsnap. Lori nearly 30 days of rain how awful.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is beautiful, i love how you have used the striplet as a background
and the striped nasturtiums are absolutely gorgeos.
This is such a wonderful card for a giveaway, someone is going to be very lucky
owning this one.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Definitely my cup of tea this one,it's gorgeous,
Best wishes
Karen M

Nanny Jo said...

I remember the card from the demo, Sue...such a pretty colour, and the way you used the die to make the background was so clever. I can never get them to match up, somehow!!! lol
I spent the afternoon with 10 ladies, between the ages of 79 and 90, helping them to decorate, (and fill with choccie eggs) Easter baskets using your fantastic die set! Then they all made a card, using the same basket die and die-cut eggs and bunnies. They had a wonderful time, so much more fun than just making cards! So, a big THANK YOU, Sue, for making it possible. I just wish I had taken pictures of the ladies and their finished projects. JO xxx

Suemac said...

Such a pretty card, love the colour.

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Theresa Pace said...

what a fresh card. love the colour combo. that bit of black just makes it pop, hugs xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Excitement is rising! It was bad enough when we knew there was a new Launch - but now - we've had a sneaky peek it's reached fever pitch! I've told everyone to calm down and wait for the actual Launch! Do you believe that?? No - you are right! Very , very interesting!
So many things to like, love and possibly buy! Someone earlier mentioned beans on toast - well we'll be having ours by candlight! Lol!
They are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Today's card is beautiful . I have the Striplet used and love it. It's so versatile. Love the colours too. Do I need to mention I like flowers??
Carmen - inspired choice! Have you ever served in the Diplomatic Corps??? You won't have met Laine there - at least I don't think so!!
Pam - as ever thanks for the summary and for taking the teasing so well! I'd love to meet you!
Nanny Jo - well done! You will have made these ladies very happy but it isn't easy to get everything prepped and ready.
Crewe Trish - hope your daughter enjoys her trip to Germany in spite of being there with fairly young children! I wouldn't like to go on a break with my After Schoool Club! I'm too long in the tooth for that now!
Dragonsnap 2 - you made me laugh about the big Red Cross! Don't wave the white flag just yet! PS! You deserve those Dies!!
Laine and Yvonne - hope you are still talking? Well not literally , although I'm sure you are both more that capable of talking for 24 hours!
I must go!
Love to Everyone , Myra xxx

DeCor said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Love how you used the Scalloped lattice frames.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a corker! Just love the aqua colour palette, it looks so striking against the white and black. Ingenious way of creating a background with the striplet die, superb! It's really cool how you have snipped away at the Nasturtium flowers, nice touch. What a lovely card to gift to one of your adoring public, how generous and very much appreciated, good luck ladies in the draw, I'm sure it will find it's way to a loving homexxx
Despite having a veritable mountain of ironing to climb today i still managed to catch some of Johns shows, i was very impressed with his samples using the ODS dies, so much so in fact that i managed to persuade my Mum that they would be an essential addition to my current die family:-) I am so excited because I don't have many square shaped dies, it will be a refreshing change using it.
No sign of Ginger Boy today, hope he is alright but he seems to have gotten the message that we aren't operating a fast food outlet for pussies:-) Darcey and Brodie much more relaxed as a result:-)
Myra, you may be right in suggesting that I could talk for 24hrs solid, particularly with that old gas bag Yvonne......i woke this morning having dislocated my jaw in my sleep, it slipped back nicely but i hold Yvonne entirely responsible, holding a conversation with her is hard work!:-) What could you mean that I wouldn't have served in the Diplomatic Corps? Are you suggesting that i am unable of behaving in a socially acceptable fashion with tact and politeness?
Carmen, it appears to be that your little band of bullies is growing by the day, since Myra has now taken to slandering my good name....well, she may think that you are capable of politically and socially acceptable behaviour but i can see that is so far removed from the reality that it's laughable :-) i have extended the hand of friendship only for it to be rudely thrown back in my face, you are welcome to to unholy alliance with that trouble maker Yvonne....am i the only one who can see similarities with the witches in Macbeth?:-)
Saba, how long is it before you fly back to Blighty? It can't be long now....I'm thinking that some of your beloved rope might come in handy when subduing Myra now that her character has been called into question, you never can be too sure you know.....and if her voice has returned maybe keep an old thick hiking sock to hand, it might prove useful:-)
Dragonsnap, i think you may be right, a Red Cross would indeed be appropriate:-) Hope the family recover quickly though, thank goodness you are on hand to help out!
Yvonne, how did your hair appointment go? Did the hairdresser perform a minor miracle and get rid of all your grey hairs? Maybe you'll only look like a middle aged frump now instead of a flaky geriatric....then again, maybe not:-)
Cuddles to all my besties, hope that you are all wellxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful fresh looking card today. Love how you have used the lotus striplet as a background. Your striped nasturtiums look lovely and the little ocean tag is fast becoming one of my favourites. Good luck to everyone in the draw. I've had a sneak peek too and it's a fabulous collection, there are several I have fallen for and that's without even seeing what you produce with them. Now my only problem is how few clothes to pack for my trip home to leave room in my suitcase.

Crewe Trish hope Elissa has a fabulous time here, if I see a big group of British children I'll shout her name and surprise her. Hugs for you, your mum and Tony.
"P" sorry hubby had a bad night, hope tonight is better.
Barbara if is means eating beans for a whole month it'll be worth it.
Dragonsnap, never mind the cross I think you should burn the house down! What a rotten time they have all been having, hope they are all recovered soon.
Elaine, Ey Up Lass, I'm a Yorkie too! I've taught my German hubby quite a few Yorkshire sayings and he often greets his work colleagues with Ey Up, and has been heard to utter Ee by gum! However Sod it is his all time favourite! Just need to get his accent right. Sending hugs for Helen, she must need them and good luck for Andrews first injection on Friday.
Laine, I fly home a week on Monday. I just have to get through a big party organised by my daft husband on the Friday beforehand. I say organised, he couldn't oraganise a tiddle up in a brewery so it'll be a disaster. I won't forgot to take my rope, would you like me to lassoo Myra or just tie her up in knots? I'm good at knots! Pray tell, what's the sock for?
Love and hugs for everyone
Saba xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card, the colour is beautiful and I love the background on the card and of course the nasturtiums are beautiful, will be glad when my die arrives.
Cheers,
Di B. x

Anne Prescott said...

Very pretty card Sue, Love the colour combo. Anne x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Truly stunning. Whoever is the lucky winner will be so delighted to receive this gorgeous work of art x
Aqua has been absent for a little while but it has made a glorious return on today's card. The striped nasturtiums and those pretty delicate leaves are perfect and with a little pop of black to finish it off and voila - a thing of beauty x
I have got to say after having a first glance at all of your new dies I have goosebumps!! They are truly transcendent. I cannot believe that you have yet again managed to give us a collection of the most imaginative and intricate dies to amaze and delight as only you can. I could sing with happiness and am so excited to see what magic you will perform with these fantabulous new treasures x
I really am so tempted to pre order the whole lot but even though I would be more than willing to live on bread and water to fund my habit, my boys would not be willing to join me due to a complete lack of understanding regarding my addiction x
I have had another busy one today. Was supposed to be having my hair done but had to cancel as a cock up with my council tax needed immediate attention. After being put on hold numerous times and lots of annoying phone music I think I managed to resolve the matter - but you never know x
I am really tired so am going to play catch up with all the news tomorrow. I will finish by sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Laura O' Connor said...

Very pretty Sue ,love the colour ,Great card ,Laura O

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card, nice colour and great way to use the striplet die.
Have also looked at the newbies and where you get your ideas from
I don't know but they are very nice new dies.

Sending hugs and well wishes to anyone who are poorly incl. the
little ones as big ones.
Many hugs to our missing and to my good friends,
Maria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Wow! Gorgeous card! Love, love the colors. I don’t use black on my cards but this one has the right amount of black, making everything pop up. Maybe I should give it a try. Great use of the dies! Love the background created with Lotus Striplet. It didn’t cross my mind to use it in this way till now. I am wondering if we can make a similar background with a different die from your Striplets collection. Worth a try, right. You brought back Striped Nasturtiums. I just ordered them beside a few more dies. I can’t wait to get my order.
I don’t know if I will be able to give away a card like this. I guess I am not as generous as you. This is a giveaway that needs framing for life and loving for a lifetime, as Stephanie C. said.
I have also had a sneak peak at your new dies. Really beautiful! I made another list.

Good luck everyone!

Pam - So I did well. Thank you.
Myra - Between you and me ... I have moments when I regret meeting Laine :), even it is only online!
PP/Yvonne – It is good to know that you survived last night’s chat with Laine.
Laine - Is the makeup or you turned green with envy as our alliance grows?
Saba – Laine is suggesting (I hope you won’t listen to her) to tied Myra up and gagged her. It is typical Laine somebody else to do the dirty job. I am not saying that Myra deserves a treatment like this. You know who deserve it :)

My thoughts are with everyone who has problems of one sort or another.

Have a great day ladies!
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

P.S. My comment has the lucky number 150!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Sorry so late and haven't had a chance to read all the comments yet. Two craft sessions today. Helping not making. Makes for a tiring day.

Suzzette Yandle said...

These colors look so dramatic when used together. I like how you cut into the flower petals to show a different look to the Striped Nasturtiums . Thank you for sharing your ideas. You always inspire me.

freedom99 said...

Beautiful card sue I remember seeing this on the show I think I still have it on the box, I would love to win one of your cards. All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Ms Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com) said...

Dear Sue: On first looking at the card I was stunned at the beauty. The die is different and paired with the sea foam green and flowers is an inspiration. Would love to be the recipient of this creation.

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. The Family Tree leaves and flowers are gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Love the soft color and design!
Mary Ellen Mayer

Julie Elli said...

So pretty and my favourite colour xx
Love your flowers 🌺

Denise Hancock said...

Hi sue lovely card and in my favourite Aqua card stock
Denise x

STELLA MUNN said...

Busy yesterday so forgot to check into your blog. Love this design. Def a style for a male card, which I'm always happy to get inspiration for!! Thanks Sue x

Deborah Taylor said...

Your cars are always so beautiful and this is no exception, I love it.

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. Wow what a delightful card, Love the aqua and white, The chrysant is
a lovely finishing touch. Love to win, Mavis L x

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Delightfully elegant card today, love it! Xx

Helen Woodley said...

I love your designs & would be so chuffed if zi could win this beautiful card �� - thanks for the chance! xx

Jayem said...

What a pretty card Sue with a lovely choice of colour in aqua and white.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

A stunning card, a delight to receive. I love the colour combination too.

It seems so fresh, pristine & elegant.