Thursday, 6 April 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi bloggers!  Today's card is focused mainly on using the Lucy die set.  I started by cutting it in black two times.  I cut them both in half diagonally and attached the pieces to a piece of coconut white card to create a background.  Next I cut one more in white and attached it to a piece of white card just slightly larger in size.  I matted it with black then a deep raspberry colour (from my stash) and turned it to a diamond orientation and attached it to the centre of the card.  I cut an Atlantic Ocean tag in white and backed it with deep raspberry, then cut a black backing in half to use as a shadow on the top and bottom of the tag.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with an oval and added it to the middle of the tag.  I used the Chrysanthemum die set to cut several pieces to create two flowers.  I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress ink then assembled the flowers.  I added two flowers and leaves to the lower left of my sentiment to accent the card.  White, black and deep raspberry mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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115 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, it's lovely.
Yes June I was back at work yesterday, new team, new manager new desk on the other side of the office. All change, what a kerfuffle.
June, just have to say your cards on FB were stunning, you are very talented.
Sharon, hope you got on okay at doctors, it has been a long haul for you.
Helen, take care of that shoulder if you go to AP,
Elaine, it's no wonder you feel the way you do, so much happening and you bear the brunt as the Mama of the family. Take care dear friend.
Laine, sorry to hear you feel so tired, missing your usual banter.
Tres, feel for you in your sorrow, pets become your family too.
Pat, enjoy your holiday, hope the wifi doesn't give up altogether.
Hugs to all, especially missing and poorly friends. Missing both Tinas, Norah, Wheeley, hope you are well.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card today.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely beautiful love the raspberry tinged flowers.
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card so beautiful.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, love the colours you have used on today's beautiful card, you make all your dies sing with such stunning creations Sue, you have such a rare talent, wish you could bottle it, you would make a fortune, ha ha!! no really Sue it is a stunning card today.

Pam, hope you like your new workplace position, it takes a while to get used too. Thank you for your kind words on here and Facebook, I feel very humble with all the comments.

I am jumping on the band wagon with everything that Pam has said, only 2 more sleeps until AP, OH is still keeping me on tender hooks though.

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

Jan.moogie said...

I love this flower die it is awesome, cards not to bad either, have a great day Sue and thanks for all your inspiration. Dont want to take you for-granted but I know we do, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the tag and flowers on this gorgeous card!

Kitty Davies said...

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

Craftynetty said...

A very dramatic card and I love the raspberry colour.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card again. Love the colours, love the dies. I must get the chrysanthemum die but such a long shopping list now!
Echoing all Pam's comments , as always put so well. I used to hate moving in the office as it takes so long to make the new space feel like your own so I hope you settle quickly Pam.
Crafty hugs to all.
D xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous. I feel awful to admit that I didn't realise just how stunning Lucy was, to see her in all her wonderful glory cut out in black shows what an absolute beautiful design she is and it's only now that I've appreciated all the detail, it must have taken ages to get it just so, to the point where you were happy enough to allow it to go from an almost there to a yes that's perfect. So it's a "Heartfelt Thank You" back to you for making me realise the beauty of this pretty little lady and she really needs to be added to Andysclist lol.
Sending hugs your way this Thursday and hope your day is a good one xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really awesome card, lovely colours and dies. So many are on my wish list. Thank you for the ongoing inspiration and ideas. Take care all and have a great day. Bx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great card with the Lucy die. I will have to have a go at making this card
Denise x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, and great flowers.
B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love how you've used the same die for the background and the focal point, and the chrysanthemums are stunning.
Pam, I hope that your new team are welcoming, echoing your comments again as you put everything so well. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
A real statement card today. The colours are gorgeous, very dramatic, love everything about it. I wish I could go into my craft room, sit down and get a fraction of your design talent, but it never happens, oh well, I can keep hoping can't I. Thank you again.
Hugs xx
Dawn Searle

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. I love the chrysanthemums
Luv
Karen xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card with gorgeous lacy detail. Love the raspberry coloured card and beautiful chrysanthemum embellishment. X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love Lacey Lucy and those flowers!

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card, beautiful flowers.
Jan
Northampton

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.... Stunning card this morning with Raspberry , coconut white and the black card. The finishing touches are beautiful as always..... Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-really beautiful & a great colour combination.

Michele

Debra K. said...

Umm, not sure about this card, think it's the colour combination that doesn't appeal but the card design is lovely. The Chrysanthemums are really pretty. Debra x

hettygarlick said...

Very beautiful, and what dramatic colours.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card again, spent yesterday cutting out lots of my fave poppies but i must admit your chrysanthemums are growing on me x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love it. The dies are amazing. I have a very long wish list. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Loving the ideas for the Lucy die, a very delicate design!

Christine Collins said...

Beautiful card Sue,
The Lucy Die set is lovely and looks great in the Raspberry and Black.
Chris xx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue, elegant. I love the chrysanthemums, I have the dies but not had chance to use them yet. Guess I will this week ! Thank you, have a nice day. Xx

foxyg said...

Fabulous card. Just love those flowers.

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love everything about it, especially the Lucy die.
Marion S x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Gang,

Not wild about Lucy but still smiling from yesterday.

So glad for everyone going to the big show.

Best to all.
Love,
Donita

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow what a beauty! I love the die and colours you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I think this card is gorgeous,the pop of raspberry really pops
The chrysanthemum die is great I use it a lot,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, today's card is so pretty. I just love the flowers, they look so good just tipped with colour.

Love Rosemarie X X

ethansnanna said...




Love this card, not too sure about the colour combo,
but it is growing on me!!! I think those flowers will
be going on my list!!!



Doreen x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a lovely card those flowers are devine i love the Chrysanthemum die.
Catherine hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what an amazing die this Lucy is. I don't have this one, yet! Love the raspberry colour too, especially with the black which makes it so dramatic. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & with your beautiful chrysanthemum flowers are so real looking. Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I was lucky to win the Lucy die in your last launch so this is a card Ill give a go at later, I love the way you have used it. Gorgeous.
Lydia
X

Sue MacFall said...

What a lovely card and the colours are just perfect. Thank you Sue.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Chrysanthemums and the Lucy Die, not sure about the colours!
Love Marg

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, the Lucy die is such a pretty one and looks fab in the different layers of colour. You are spoiling us with the chrysanthemums, they really are so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane xxx
Pam I hope your move to the new team isn't too stressful, have you still got a good view out of the window? Echoing all you say today xxx
Elaine sending you and the family special hugs xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours, fab texture, love the flowers

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card. I love how versatile your dies are xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I Love Lucy!....wouldn't have thought of cutting her in half to make a background though so thanks for that idea, it works beautifully..and the Chrysanthemums are top of the wish list, hope to get my hands on them very soon, they're such a pretty addition to your florals...

Izzy

Anne said...

I love the colour combination you have used today, Sue. A great card.

Anne (Northampton)

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Diane King said...

Love the colours. Loving the inspiration to make the dies more versatile x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card and the die is beautiful . Love Jean Z xxxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue Love this one. Another one for the list. I just cant resist lacy dies. And I love those flowers getting these at the weekend. Can't wait. Kind regards Ann

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely card ,loving the colours and dies used and the flowers are superb.

Pam i hope you settle soon into your new position at work , it would take ages for me i hate any disruption .
Jumping on your band wagon again today if i may .
Hugs to all who need one
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful, very rich and decadent, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the design of this card, I'm not too sure about the colours, they seem a bit on the dark side for me.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful colours what a lovely card.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a beautiful sunny Thursday morning, Ive a feeling its probably still a bit chilly out there. A beautiful card today it really makes you feel warm, love your design. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx love the raspberry with the black, it's very striking xx love Kim D

STELLA MUNN said...

Love seeing all these beautiful samples for which I've already got the dies!!!! Another lovely card Sue. Thanks xx

Disco Queen said...

Beautiful! Love, love, love the Chrysanthemums

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card, colours are so pretty and love the Lucy die used this way. Every time I tell myself I have enough flower dies I see the chrysanthemum looking gorgeous like today and am sorely tempted. I can feel a spend coming on - lol
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have created the background from the Lucy Tag die.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue sue h a pretty card for us today. I love the way you have used the Lucy to create the background. Such a lovely die.
Wendyx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Very dramatic card .... love the colour combination.
Rosemary xx

Kate's Cards said...

What a beautiful bold card.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours and the Lucy die gives so much delicate detail.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

June Horrocks said...

What s beauty today sue I love it the dies are beautiful as are the colours xxxxx
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love the way you have used Lucy to create the background as well as the focal element. The deep raspberry card is a lovely shade and I wish my chrysanthemums looked as good as yours do.

Pam - I hope your new position in the office is suitable for you and the new team are welcoming. I used to hate it when we had big change arounds mainly because of all the files and paperwork that had to be moved and re-organised, luckily the men moved all the furniture :-)

Frances

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

My this ones very swirly whirly. Love it x

Jaye said...

Good Morning, Sue. What a gorgeous card. It is just stunning. I love the use of the deep raspberry and the black, they're so effective. Thank you for showing this card as I didn't realise how beautiful the Lucy is and now it has gone to the top of the ever-lengthening 'must have' list. What a fabulous lacy design and such detail.This card's bold yet delicate too. Did I say I love it???

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card again today. The flowers look gorgeous.

Barbara V

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love todays card sue x gorgeous rich colours and the lucy is beautiful x the chrysanthiums look so pretty sue x thankyou x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Yet another 'wow' card today. Truly beautiful!
Doreen R

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful color combo! The Lucy die is so lovely and the chrysanthemums are too! TFS!

Lorraine Freeman said...

Today's card is just stunning, I absolutely love the colours and the chrysanthemums have gone onto my wanted list.
Still not able to keep up with everything as now I have a cold. I am well and truly fed up with this one step forward and two steps back which has been go in on for all of this year.
I will send love n hugs to you all, bye for now xx

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone on the blog
Well i have been missing fora few weeks but all is well and although i have not commented i have seen your beautiful cards Sue yesterday's giveaway card is a stunner. Discharged from physio this morning so that's good
I have a lot of catching up to do and I hope that everyone is ok with everyone
I see that Pam is our usual stalwart of the blog keeping everyone up to date long may that continue .
June I hope Colin does take you to AP as I know just how much you enjoy it even though your bank balance doesn't lol
P in wales I have to tell you that Cassie ( my pooch )did have to have surgery she had a hernia she came through it well and has made a full recovery now. Thank goodness
Sue have a fantastic AP I have told June to give you my best wishes
So I wish everyone well keep smiling xxx



Hazel said...

Good afternoon Sue, another beautiful card, love the design. You will be busy getting ready for Ally Pally. Can I just say a big thank you for yet again through your wonderful blog I found Tina Eldridge's blog a few years ago and yesterday I met Tina and her lovely husband in person. Meeting Tina after all this time was lovely, lots of chatter as what usually happens on these meet ups, unfortunately due to the very long distance between where Tina lives and Scotland it not sometime we can do very often. Thank you again.
Hazel x

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card and lovely colours

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do love your chrysanthemums my favourite flower die at the moment notice I said moment because I am sure your future flower die will be just as beautiful. Hugs to everyone.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
YES!!!!! I'm Aware........I'm Boring But I Really Do "Love" Your Awesome Cards,Your Creations Are
Just "Outstanding" "Inspirational"
I Just Love How You Create Your Wonderful Cards, Also Using Your Superb Creative Skills You
Always Think Outside "The Box" Changing The Look Of Your Dies, Transforming Them, Your Dies
Are Extremely Versatile, You Create Luxurious Cards As You Have Done With Today's Card.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Heartfelt Thanks" (Sentiment)
"Picked Raspberry Distress Ink"
"Pearls"
"Mounting Foam"
"Coconut White/Black Foundation Card" "Deep Raspberry Card" (From Your Stash)
Star's In Today's Card:-
"The Lucy Die Set"
"The Atlantic Ocean Tag Die Set"
"The Chrysanthemum Die Set"
Today's Striking Card:-
"Heartfelt Thanks"
With A Rich Opulent Colour Combination I Must Say The Colours Really Work For Me, Sue, You Took
"The Lucy Die" Cutting It Out Twice In "Black Card" Then You Cut Them Both In Half (Transforming)
Diagonally You Attached The Pieces To A Piece Of "Coconut White Card"
Sue, Next You Cut One More Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Slightly Larger In Size Then Matted It with "Black Card"
Also "The Deep Raspberry Card" (From Your Stash)
Sue, You Then Turned It To A Diamond Orientation Attaching This To The Centre Of Your Striking Card.
Sue, You Then Cut Out "The Atlantic Ocean Tag" In "Coconut White Card" Backing This With "Deep Raspberry Card"
(From Your Stash) You Then Cut Out A "Black Card" "Atlantic Ocean Tag" Cut In Half To Use As A Shadow
You Stamped Your Sentiment "Heartfelt Thanks" Using An Oval From Die Set Attaching To The Tag,
By Using "Mounting Foam"
Sue, You Cut Out Several Stupendous Flowers Using "The Chrysanthemum Die Set" Just Extremely Exquisite.
Once You Had Assembled Them You Inked The Edges Of The Flowers With "Picked Raspberry Distress Ink"
Attaching This To Your Backing With "Mounting Foam" Your Famous Signature Piercing Plus
"The Coconut White/Black/Deep Raspberry Matting/Layering Just Perfect
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card Also For The Daily Inspiration
I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Sandie Braithwaite said...

An interesting and effective combination of dies and colours.

Narrowboat girl said...

Gorgeous Sue. I love the flowers, they are mist definately on my wish list. Maybe for Easter.........

Suzzette Yandle said...

A dramatic card design. Your Chrysanthemums today remind me of the blue cornflowers that bloom in the fields in the USA. Cornflowers always make me smile.

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. Quite dramatic too. X

ursula said...

Another real beauty Sue, just love the dies and those chrysanthemums are gorgeous....luv Ursula xx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card as always Sue, love the colours.xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another stunning card, i really love the colour combo.
definately need to get these dies especially the flower one, i love it.

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Another stunning card, live everything about it.
I have not bought that flower Die ... yet. I keep saying I don't need it BUT!!!! Mmmmm! maybe I do.
I have just finished an order for flowers 24 in sets of 3 with foliage. Good job I love making flowers.
Pam I echo your usual great summary.
Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW Another stunning card. Love the layout and colours. The flower is gorgeous.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I've been in crafting mode today and have taken John's advice on board! I've made cards I wanted to make and left them without sentiments for now! I had some cards I had to make for Birthdays but they are all done now! Just the small , well not so small, matter of clearing up now!
I love today's card and I really like the colours you have used! It's a lovely rich shade of plum and your flower is gorgeous too! I love that Die set! Patricia needs it - she will give in eventually! It's amazing how you have altered Lucy and completely transformed her! You are so clever at doing these things. You even have me using black now on a regular basis! Such power you have! Lol! Thanks Sue! Are you all set for Ally Pally ? I do hope you , the Team and all the ladies I know from here who are going have a really great time. It's certainly a lovely venue.
Carmen - you are welcome! It will be interesting to see how Saba answers your question! I think it's a three way split!!!
Pam - sounds as if you had to come down to earth with a bump after your holiday with all this moving about! Hope you do still have a nice view .
Lorraine - Sunday name today! I was so sorry to hear about Brodie and as you say cat fights sound awful without having to witness them. I hope the troublemaker doesn't come back. I don't think you have been so well, just guessing but maybe I'm wrong! I hope you've had some good weather to lift your spirits! We have Sue's new Die Launch to look forward to! I've got tidying up and ironing to look forward to! A woman's work is never done!! Lol!
Sending love to all those who aren't feeling too well and to those missing friends.
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Sorry late, Sue, computer had to go to doc, not much better (if at all) and £40 poorer!
Great card today, love the colour combo and the pretty chrysanthemums.
Pam - oh my, don't like change either, hope the dust settles soon. Echoing you as usual.
Theresa - so pleased your dog is okay and that it was a hernia and nothing worse, but still a worry.
Tres - heartbroken for you losing Fudge, all of the pet lovers on here will feel for you.
Laine, well, poor Brodie (and GB too) hope that's the last of the fights.
Cloud, fully recovered, has gone back to his carer and familiar places. It WAS for the best, but miss him - a hard call. Just had in a lovely old tortie/white girl with a facial tumour, called her Saffron as she has lots of golden strands, sadly not expected to have a huge amount of time left, but she purrs a lot and is eating hugely. How come she is said to be a stray?? Lost our gorgeous black boy Bob, totally tragic but can't say more here. We were floored.
Hugs to all who need one.

'P' in Wales

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Brilliant use of the Lucy die as both a background and focal point. Raspberry and black look so well suited to each other. Your chrysanthemums look fabulous as always. All in all another beauty. Thank you Sue.

Hazel glad you had a lovely meet up with Tina Eldridge, looking on her blog it's obvious she thoroughly enjoyed it too.
Carmen, I buy the shoes to take me shopping to buy the handbag with which to carry Sue's dies home with! So you see they are all equally necessary!!!
Ladies forgive me for being brief tonight, I'm shattered. I've been preparing for a big party my OH is giving tomorrow. 70 guests at the last count and we are doing the catering ourselves. I say ourselves, but really I mean me! He has hired a venue and sent out all the invites but has no real idea just how much work it is! Typical male. If I don't get in to comment tomorrow you know why.
Love and hugs for you all
Saba xxx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Stunning card, absolutely love the colour palette, the raspberry card is scrumptious particularly when paired with the black which just makes it pop even more. Your ingenious use of the Lucy die is why i love your blog so much, there are always new and interesting ways of manipulating the basic shape of your dies, you show us a myriad of possibilities.
Had a really busy day thus far so feeling somewhat pooped tonight, had an early start for an appointment to get my fingernails and toenails manicured, decided to go for a sophisticated black with a coating of fine glitter....i know many on the blog will disapprove but i love the drama of a dark colour, especially on the toes. Felt suitably pampered and preened but then had to face the challenges presented by a supermarket shop, much prefer doing it online, find i spend much less that way too because you focus on what you actually need and don't have temptations at every turn. Much like our own Saba, i am a self confessed shopaholic, gleaning great delight from spending on clothes, shoes, toiletries, dies of course, the list goes on, and on.....however food shopping is a real chore:-( , and so tiring i find. Brodie loves the sight of a Sainsbury's carrier bag, he dives in with bum in the air searching for his packet of Dreamies.....what is it with cats and bags? They are obsessed, Brodie likes to be swung in the air whilst inside one:-)

P, you are a real diamond, you are so kind, considerate and generous and all your fur babies are so lucky to have you caring for them. It must have been so hard parting with Cloud again but Saffron sounds like a real comfort and I'm sure that whatever time she has left will be idyllic with you and Mr P. So sorry to hear about Bob, it's always harder when their passing has come as a shock, i hope that you don't lose any more because you've had more than your fair share of grief lately. Sending hugs
Myra, oooh, i thought that I'd done something naughty to be called by my full name!:-) But how could that be since i am such a good girl? You're so intuitive dear, i have been under the weather for a few days, nothing serious just draining, so I'm not my usual jovial self. However, despite the wind and odd shower or two, it has been relatively sunny which does indeed cheer me up, can't wait for real sunbathing weather though. I am super excited about Sue's die launch too, Yvonne is gutted that she has no wifi connection on holiday though because she's convinced the launch will start before she gets home....it's all she deserves though after choosing to abscond this week in particular, denying me the opportunity to grace Ally Pally with my presence again:-)
Saba, how many words do the Germans have for poo then? Your hubby is a naughty man wanting to name your pussy after a bodily function, i think your choice of little treasure is far more appropriate:-) We are shopaholic soulmates honey, i can totally relate to an obsessive need to spend....i have over 200 pairs of shoes and counting.....i really need a rich, health impaired, old man to keep me in the manner i so richly deserve:-)
Carmen, you have every right to be tickled pink after receiving some of Sue's fabulous dies, it makes me ridiculously ecstatic too. I quite like you being nice to me, it seems to have coincided with Yvonne's absence which is telling, she's a bad influence, i told you that her bitter, twisted and malicious tendencies would rub off on you! Ditch the troublemaker and stick with me honey, i make a much better friend and being Sue's favourite i also have influence, consider your options with care......:-)
Speaking of departed friends, Yvonne has told me that she is missing the blog and sends her love to all,,,,she thinks we care and have noticed her absence but who is she kidding?:-)
Hugs to all my blog besties and everyone commenting on Sue's fabulous blogxxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card I love the colours you have used.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! A gorgeous card today using gorgeous colours !!! The Lucy die looks fabulous used in this way. It is such a beautiful intricate die. I was very lucky to get this die for Mothers Day but I have not used it yet. I really must put that right !!! I think having a go at making my own version of your gorgeous card would be a great start. I have to say that I love your Chrysanthemum flowers. Another die for my huge long wish list !!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Thank you to everyone who left kind comments about us losing our little doggie Fudge. We miss him terribly. x x x
Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. It really is amazing to see the effects that can be created using just one die and this card shows just how stunning the results can be. A good idea to get us all playing with the dies that we have in our arsenals.

Lisbeth

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I like the classic elegance of this card, the Lucy die is great and the hint of Raspberry is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card is very elegant love the Lucy Die
Look forward to seeing you at Ally Pally on Saturday
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card with the gorgeous Lucy die and such a striking colour scheme.
Lesley S x

Laura O' Connor said...

lovely card Sue ,great flowers ,Laura O

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love it and the colours. I have the a Lucy die and the Chrysanthemums. I bought the Lucy die because I do like square cards and it is ideal. Pollen is high at the moment . Not good. Got awful cough. Hope it goes soon. Looking forward to Saturday Sue.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love your mix of colours xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

The more I look at this card the more I like it! I like the color combination deep raspberry and black. I like the flowers … not sure about their color. I would ink the edges of the chrysanthemums with a color close to the deep raspberry. I am just saying.
I read somewhere that: If you don’t learn something new each and every day of your life you totally waste a day that could never be regained. For sure I didn’t waste my day. I learned how to make a big background using a small die set. Thank you, Sue, for saving my day.

Elaine – You all are in my thoughts.
Saba – Smart answer. Enjoy your party!
Myra – You know pretty well Saba.
Laine – We have a lot in common: money spenders and yes, food shopping is a real chore:-(
The days when I get Sue’s dies are special for me. I cannot be mean even to you on these days. But a day has only 24 hours, and I am not that rich to order stamps and dies every day, so ... don’t get too comfortable, my dear lovely friend.

Hugs for you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, but still the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A nice swirly and lacy card today. In nice colours that I wouldn't think to use as well. I am steadily building up my stash of foundation card, some wisteria and aqua arrived today. Just gorgeous. I have to say the Lucy die is growing more and more on me too.

To Pam, Diane, Tres and Maria, I am so looking forward to Ally Pally, I will take care with my shoulder though and hope to say hello to you all and anyone else who is going on Saturday. X. Tres, so sorry to hear your sad news. As I'm sure others have said, you will have lovely memories though that will help in time. X

Sorry, need to sleep!

Love Helen xxx



Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
BEAUTIFUL, love everything about it... the Lucy die is gorgeous and I love your colours. That raspberry goes so well with black and white - sheer elegance.
You never fail to delight..
Hugs, Rose

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, enjoy the colors and the orientation of the dies that you used.

Sandy H said...

Stunning design. Love how you've made the background from the Lucy die.
Hope everyone going to Ally Pally has a great time.
Take care everyone.

Jan Jay said...

Love the colours on this card, the flowers are lovely too x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the pop of colour x x x

SueJ said...

Just stunning card.

Owlish said...

Hi sue very nice l been inspired to invest in these flowers and l also think this would make a gorgeous card in blue and burgundy