Thursday, 20 April 2017

Sending Good Wishes Your Way

 Hello bloggers!  I had so much fun making this stepper card with the new Tropical Collection, I just had to share it.  Although they are a bit difficult to photograph, they are just so much fun to make, I hope you will give it a go.  I started with a piece of milk card and folded it so that there were three sections, each a slight bit higher than the previous one.  I do apologise as I didn't write down the exact measurements I used, but I believe they were 5 1/2" wide by just over 11 1/2" long.  I scored at 1 1/2", 3", 5", 7" and 9 1/2" and accordion folded it to create the base piece.  Next I cut the palm trees from the Island Paradise die set in both kraft card and green card (from my stash).  I cut just the top fronds off of the green card and glued it onto the kraft card palm trees.  I added three of the palm trees to the back base area.  I cut the hammock and attached it to two of the trees by just cutting into the loops and wrapping around the trunks then gluing them to the back.  I cut the airplane and banner and stamped the banner with a small birthday stamp I found in my stash (I think it was from an old Justrite set, but I am not positive). I glued the plane and banner to the tops of the palm trees like it was just flying by.  On the middle section I added the last palm tree and cut the adirondack chair, umbrella, cocktail drink (a pina colada in my mind) and beach ball from the On The Beach die set.  I cut the umbrella in both kraft card and red card.  I used the kraft card umbrella as a base and cut the top part of the red umbrella off and glued it to the kraft base so it looked like it had a wood handle.  On the front section, I used the words from the Message in a Bottle set cut in black and I made three Hibiscus with leaves of varying colours to add to the left of it.  I made the smaller pair of flip flops out of raspberry and straw card and added them to the right of the sentiments.  I glued some course sand to all the open areas on the back two layers to help give it that tropical feel.  I hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so lovely. A real fun card
Laine, sorry about the migraine, maybe feeling tense about Mums procedure started it off. Hope Mum is feeling much better now she's home.
CraftySuetoo, good that they finally did MRI, now we just need her better and out if Hospital fir you to feel better too.
Maureen, hope you are steadily making progress honey, you must be fed up of the hospital by now, just want you home with George. Shame about missing the big meet up, as with us you will be waiting for updates from the culprits, at least you can't get the blame this time.
Elaine, I didn't get your email,, try again please it would be lovely to hear from you. Hope Andrew and Helen are okay, know the funeral was some time this week.
Yvonne, they keep banging on at Work about staff engagement, we keep telling them we are engaged, its staff morale that is rock bottom, they don't even understand the difference. What hope do we have.
June hope the Craft group went well, one day I will walk in there and surprise you, me too, it's so far away.
Hugs to all, thinking of our missing and poorly friends, Wheeley, Maureen, Norah, Tina T and Tina and many more.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, I love this card it is so quirky and colourful.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Love it and very different for you Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a happy cheerful lovely card, love it . Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Such a fun card! Love all the tropical elements to create this scene!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a lovely card.These die would make lovely wedding invites for overseas weddings.
Thank you Sue take care Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

A fun card Sue, love the palm trees and flip flops.

Craftynetty said...

Wow, what an amazing card Sue and something quite different for you. It is such fun and I especially love the plane and banner and the hammock as a quirky touch. Thank you.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is absolutely brilliant, so much fun, love all the elements. I have to say that these die sets were one of my favourites from the latest release. Bx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. A real fun card, one to bring a smile on this grey drizzling morning, and so very clever too (on a par with your hand sanitizer and fish bowl)
Bits n bob's form the Tropical collection would make a lovely card for honeymooners I feel, something fun to send them in their way ☺ (or a fun card to send 'Our Sam' to get her even more excited about their tropical holiday which is looming) so all in all a happy fun card to start our day. Sending love n hugs your way xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a beautiful stepper card Sue.

gr karin

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card Sue. I was asked to make something along these lines for a tropical wedding a couple of years ago. I did manage it but without these fabulous dies I found it very difficult. If I had to do it again it would be so much easier.
Thoughts and prayers to all who need them. Hope things work out ok at work Pam.
Crafty hugs to all.
D xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, this card is so different from your usual ones, but brilliant! Love the Palm trees. Love Jean from Wiltshire xxx

Kim Dibben said...

Morning Sue xx great card, really quirky and fun xx love Kim D in Surrey

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely tropical, fun card, a great set of dies, I want to be there.
Chris xx

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fun card this morning wish I was somewhere warm and sunny ☀️at the moment. Very different from your usual style, up I just love it.
Hugs xx
Dawn S. in Cambridge

Crafti Macky said...

Wow Sue what a fantastic card - quite different from your usual ones and what fun it is. I can smell the pineapples already.

lovely, thank you.

hazel young said...

Brilliant card Sue be great for a wedding on the beach x xhazel

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A colourful, fun card today. You have gone into so much written detail too so that people can replicate or inspire. I can tell that you enjoyed making it. The little elements are so cute and will be useful to use with your shadow box dies too.

Love Helen xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Quite different for you Sue. Love it, such a happy card.
Annette x

Theresa Pace said...

so cool. wish i was there! hugs xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
lovely card that i'm sure most people with the dies and tools would be able to complete.
At first glance i wasn't sure that you had made it as so different. x

TDQ Karen said...

What fun! Love this card, it's so exotic, everyone would love to receive this xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi sue a fab card and so different from your usual style but a great fun card.
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this Is such a fantastic and fun card. Make someone feel really happy.

Barbara V

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Not your usual style but such a fun card.It's great.
Jan x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I don't think ever seen you do a stepper card until today! Love it though.

Marion Bull said...

Fabulous - no other word for this card, just fabulous!!

Maggie B

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Oh what a marvelous, fun card. I know I want to be sitting in the Adirondack chair sipping on the pina colada with my feet in the sand, listening to the waves as they roll onto the beach.
Such detail in all of the elements.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Debra K. said...

What a fun stepper card! Love the design and adding the sand was a great idea. Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I can almost hear the sea lapping the shore line!!! A fabulous card! X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic card today - love it :-) Hugs to all xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is such a fun card

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really fun card today, love it, I don't have that die set (YET says I !!), I like the suggestions from others for a honeymoon card, or even a tropical wedding card, I will have to think about that one.

Pam, would love for you to pop in, would certainly get a shock. How are you feeling now, better I hope. I know exactly what you mean when you say they don't know the difference at work, how they can continue in business sometimes leaves me dumbfounded.

I reiterate everything that Pam has said above too.

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous fun card.
B xx


Hi Sue,

What great fun your card is today, it really makes you smile and brilliant as a stepper.

Croquet Queen x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, what a fun card. A lovely use of those fabulous dies xx

Chris Curry said...

A very colourful, fun card Sue. Could be perfect to send someone off on a holiday of a life time too. Thank you. Xx

Karen Drew said...

Such a fun card. Makes you feel like you want to be somewhere exotic with a drink in the hand. Love it
Karen xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a quirky & cheery card. I feel like I am lying under the palm trees. Yvonne xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A fun card, love all the little touches. I hope that you're having a little rest now after the packed week you've had.
Thanks to Pam and everyone for their continued kind wishes, we're STILL waiting for the MRI results as apparently they can't find a radiographer prepared to report on the scan! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, what a great fun card, love it.
Marion S x

hettygarlick said...

Very clever. Would never have thought of doing a stepper card in that way.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card and decision made from your release, tropical it is !!!! Have to do this !!
Muriel x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a super cute, fun card. I love the little aeroplane and banner and how real do those flip flops look?! I think this would make a fabulous beach wedding card with the addition of a bride and groom. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Scottydog said...

Well I thought I was on the wrong site when I saw this card today! Not a typical Sue Wilson card, but it certainly warms you up to look at it! Lol! A real fun card. Hope you're not working too hard .Sue!

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Such a fun happy card. We can all believe we're actually on the beach in the sunshine. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a brilliant card, it is certainly somewhere I would like to be at the moment. You have so much detail in it, I keep seeing different elements. As other have said, great fir a tropical wedding.

Love Rosemarie X X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, yes I too was taken aback : ) it's not typically you but it's very nice!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue, Just back from long weekend. what a fun card. So different.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a super cute fun card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Well I looks like you had a lot of fun making this card, it's something completely different to your usual style but it's really lovely and great fun too. I like your choice of drink! I can just imagine you going out for a walk along the beach and licking your shoes extra hard to get lots of sand in them to use, or did you go out at dawn with a little plastic bag? If it was Florida did you find a sand dollar? Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card and making me smile this morning.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your good wishes today and hope you are starting to feel much better. Oh yes staff moral, companies just don't understand how important that is do they. Sending hugs xxx
CraftySue I hope you and mum get some answers today xxx
June I'm another one who would like to pop in to your craft club xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

Anne said...

What a fabulous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan Sayer said...

Really fun card.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a fun card, wish I was on that tropical island right now.
Love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - It is so unexpected to see a stepper card from you and I can imagine all the fun you had decorating it. Love the way you have used the banner. Such a great card for beach weddings. Sending best wishes

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Wow, your card today is fabulous!!!! I can see how much fun you had creating this card!
The die sets you have used will be so useful for many different occasions.
Lesley S x

ethansnanna said...

A cheerful card on this dull day, love the
idea od the sand; it does work!!

Doreen x

susyjune said...

Very tropical reminds me of my visits to florida.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, oh wow that is just a brilliant card and it does make you feel like your on holiday, love all the details on it and how youve created it. hugs Shirleyxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What great fun this must have been to plan and cut - and a 3D stepper card too, a first for you isn't it? just as I was looking at the pics in close-up the heavens opened and it's now raining!


Chantal said...

Great card, loeve the sand. Love the flip flops.
Hugs, Chantal S

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card loving the flip flops .

Laine , I did read this week that to cure a migraine put a slice of banana peel on the forehead ,they say it really does work .Hope you are feeling better today. xx

Pam i will try to e/mail again , Andrew has a treatment today we just hope he does not feel too bad tomorrow morning as it is the funeral , so it will be a late blog from me .
i echo all of your comments again . Take care xx

Sending hugs to all who need one .
Elaine H X

karenlotty said...

I think I saw this one at Ally Pally didn't I? It really is a fun card

rosiejt said...

Amazing, different and FUN!

Donna Golby said...

Wow what a fun card.
Thanks Sue have a great day


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card - made me "wish I were there".............
Hugs, Rose

Anne Crawford said...

A lovely fun card, I was asked a few weeks ago to make a card for a couple he had got engaged on a sandy beach and could I put a flip flop on it as the girl had lost one on the beach and it had become a joke between them, I did manage it but if I had your wonderful die set it would have been a lot easier lol!
Anne xo

val jones said...

What an amazing fun card Sue. Love everything about it and it definitely puts a smile on my face.
Love Val in Spain xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous fun card for us this morning - cheered me up as it's quite dull and chilly here this morning! Love to all, Alison xxx

Clare Powell said...

Such a fun card, love it x

Judith Tucker said...

A lovely fun card

June Horrocks said...

I love this one sue it's brilliant I know lots of peeps who would love this card very clever !!!!!!!!! Thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
when I see your beautiful card I want to travel far away into the heat of summer.
Rolf xxx


Such a fun card Sue. Just lovely xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this set will be very versatile, not just for birthdays but other occasions. WakeyL

Glennis said...

Fabulous card!

Sue MacFall said...

Very different card, Sue - just great for a summer card. Thank you

Annie Stamps said...

Love the card Sue. The stepper really shows off the dies well.

Annie P

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. his is not my usual style of card either, but I can tell you must have had so much fun making it and you have certainly captured the flavour of a Caribbean beach holiday - I wish I was there.


Bente Sørflaten said...

What a gorgeous and fun summer card!
Love it :))

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous card, such fun.
Beverley W

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

What a lovely fun card makes you smile so loving it and suitable for anyone

Healing hugs to all poorly and also who need one
Love to all

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely fun card!
Rosemary xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Such a fun card,makes you think of summer,love it.
Best wishes
Karen M

sued99 said...

What a great fun card which showcases some of your new dies beautifully. X

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Thank you for such a cheerful card I love it just what I need. Pam you don't need this stress at work you aren't over your chest infection yet, you are very brave giving out your E-mail we will all be getting in touch. Elaine I hope Andrews treatment goes well I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. I have a long day tomorrow with my brother in Salford.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are such fun. I like so many of your dies I don't know where to start on my very long wish list. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kate's Cards said...

This card is so sweet Sue. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card and makes me want to be sitting in that chair with the pina colada!! Love the tropical dies and some could be used with your shadow box too
Pam echoing you again and hope being back to work hasn't taken too much out of you, look after yourself
Sending caring hugs to Maureen, Elaine, CraftySuetoo,Crewe Trish and her brother and all our missing friends

Love and hugs to everyone

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a brilliant card and I can see you had great fun making it. It's style is so unusual for you but suits all the elements perfectly. I too can see all the pieces in a shadow box or even as a picture in a box frame filled with sand.

Laine - hope the migraine has cleared by now and that your mun is recovered from her procedure.
Thinking of all poorly Wilsonettes especially Maureen and all of our missing friends.


Wendy L said...

I had to look twice at this one Sue as so different for you, looks fab, xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

What a perfect card for globetrotting friends! I'm sure it was great fun to make and certainly worth all the effort.
Doreen R

Jaye said...

Morning Sue, What a lovely fun card! Quite different from your usual style and unexpected to see you do a stepper card. I love it and it would be suitable for so many people/occasions. As for me, I wish I was on that tropical island now! A happy card; did I say I love it??x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Crafty Friends,

The word of the day is fun!

(Not feeling it, though, because I've been working too hard. And none of the new dies are offered yet by the North American distributor.)

Bedtime for me.

Love, Donita

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Brilliant sunny, fun card, love it.
Pam as always I echo your great summary.
Sending healing hugs for all who need them.
Patricia xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a colourful fab card. I love it with all the fun elements.

Disco Queen said...

Super fun card Sue. Loving all the dimension and all the little details to grab the eye.

CraftyJo said...

Very cute :)

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue fabulous fun card what a great design. Thanks helen terry

Craft Cornucopia said...

What a wonderful, summery card. It would really cheer up the person who received it.

By the way, Sue, where did the coarse sand come from.... Florida or your recent visit to Australia? You have to have some authenticity to the design, don't you? He he

Craft Cornucopia, Wales

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Fab card. All I need now is the holiday to go with it lol. It looks so inviting xx

Diane King said...

This is so different. Love it x

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant fun card Sue. I thought for a minute I was on the wrong blog. Had to check. Thank you for this fun card. echoing all Pam's comments.

Fiki said...

awesome card!

Nana on the Hill said...

Great card Sue, my granddaughters would love it. Xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue what a great fun card for such a miserable grey day here, it ready made me smile.
xx Wendy

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It sure has been a strange day here! First of all our elder son arrived for coffee en route to somewhere near us ! That never happens in a working week as a rule! Then you show a stepper card!! Lol! A girl can have too many shocks in one day!
The card is such fun , is gorgeous and made me smile! It just looks as if the person has nipped into the sea for a swim and will be back to finish that drink!
Thank you so much! It's such a fun card and the elements would be good for scrapbooking too!
Had text from Maureen and she is going home tomorrow - all being well - albeit with strict instructions!! It will be lovely to get home and be with the family! I've told her again about all your good wishes! She appreciates them very much. Thanks so much.
Elaine - hope and pray Andrew's treatment will not stop him from getting to the funeral and supporting Helen. Thinking of you all!
Laine - sorry about the headache - sometimes it's the relief when something stressful is over! Glad Mum ok . Look after one another! X
Lots of love to everyone going through troubled times ,
Love Myra xxx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A fab going away card today.

Vie Carter said...

Fab card, would cheer someone up who is poorly as a get well card


Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

What a wonderful card, Sue. The flip flops have so much dimension to them; they look real. Makes me want to do more step cards -- you can fit so much more onto them that regular cards.

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this card...very beachy. I want to be there! The trees are outstanding. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to get my hands on these new dies.
Stephanie K

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. WOW What a fantastic card its so colourful. It brought a smile to my face as soon i as saw it as it reminds me of a wonderful holiday we had in Cuba all those gorgeous colours and relaxing days. No wonder you had great fun making this one. Hope you did a Happy Dance when you had finished this card as i am sure it turned out better that you thought it would. I can see so many project which will be perfect for these dies. I dont do many scrapbooks but these are going to be great for those holiday snaps. Thanks for the great inspiration Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Barbara said...

I thought I was on the wrong blog today!
Sue Wilson making a Stepper card what next???
Beautiful card, I love all the different layers.

Pam B said...

What a different but lovely bright card


June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

WOW this is such a fun card! I really like how you've used a stepper card to add dimension for all those cute die cuts, love the card!

June x

Yorkie girl said...

Hi sue good afternoon everyone
Well doesn't today's card make you think if long summer days and tropical holidays brilliant concept Sue
Roll on Summer 🌞🌞🌞
Pam I will have to echo your sentiments today They are as always perfect
As for staff moral you are just a number to a lot of employers these days but I hope things change for the better for you Hun x
P in Wales glad that your little safron is ok and as for her being on borrowed time I am sure that whatever time she has will be the best of her life give her a extra hug from me.
Sue I hope you are enjoying the trade show you are attending.
Special thoughts and prayers for Helen & Andrew and Elaine Also crafty sue too & Laine not forgetting Maureen good news that she will be home tomorrow 😁😁
Hugs to all that may need one
Take care Theresa G xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

This card is so cute! Makes me wish I were at the beach taking in some sunshine and sipping on a ice cream ladden pina colada. The airplane flying the banner is so typical at the beach.

Tressa said...

A very unusual but thoroughly cheery card.


barbara macaskill said...

Totally awesome! I ❤️ the scene you created! It makes me feel as if I was on a tropical island with my sweetie and all electronics were banned for the duration of the trip! Refreshing, relaxing and romantic! TFS!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue
Wow a gorgeous & fun card really wish I was on that beach under those palm trees 🌴 🌴🌞
It brought a smile to my face when I opened your blog thank you . You could incorporate the elements in your shadow box.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Elaine I hope Andrew's treatment goes well &she will be able to support Helen at the funeral. Sending you all some Hug's.xx
Laine hope your Migraine is easier today. Hope your mum is ok now she's back home take care.Hug's.xx
Wheelybad hope your well & Billy is ok too.Hug's & cuddle's on the way.xx
Maureen sorry you have been in hospital & hope your able to come home tomorrow take care of yourself Hug's xx
Echoing all Pam's comments & please take care of yourself Hug's xx
Wishing everyone well & lot's of Hug's if needed xx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

WOW this card is fantastic. Such a different card from you and I am loving it.

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire)

nzillingworth said...


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a fabulous and fun card - love it and this die set was one of my favs over the previous week...

Janet Wilson said...

Fun card!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!!! Your tropical easel card looks just stunning and so fun!!! Love, love it!! Great creation with that new die set!!

ursula said...

Wow, what an amazing card, this idea is so wonderful, makes me want a tropical holiday. So different for you Sue, but it is so inspiring...thank you so much....luv Ursula xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Wow !! this is fabulous, I love the 'scene', and those cute flip-flops - I want to be there !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Such a fun card Sue. Love the hammock slung between the palm trees

Owlish said...

Like everyone has said a fun card

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
A really fun project - fabulous
Best Wishes

Jackie Durrant said...

What a fun card Sue love from Jackie xx

liz spooner said...

This is such a good idea, thankyou Sue.xx

Anonymous said...

This is a great 'cheer you up' card, Sue, think anyone would be delighted to receive it!
PC went into total meltdown yesterday morning, so had to get a new one. (PC doctor said no repair possible.) Last fab keyboard could not be recognised, so another 40 mile round trip to get just a basic one until we can find a better one online. Happy days. On catch up now.
Pam - did you see the Hartlepool TV programme (see last comment)? Echoing you again.
Fluffycat - still early days yet, then. Thank heavens for summer coming and some good outdoor weather, hopefully.
Hugs to all,especially Maureen today.

'P' in Wales

nattyboots said...

Just popped back to let you know Andrew did not have a lot of luck today after 4 hrs at the Hospital having tests he was told to go home, his immune system was far to low.
Just last week his immune was high but could not have treatment because of the Easter holiday .
The good thing is he will feel well enough to support Helen at the funeral tomorrow.

it will be a late post from me tomorrow .
Take care everyone.
Elaine H X

Nanny Jo said...

Love it, Sue...such a fun card!! Nanny Jo

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card!! I haven't made a stepper card in a while...think I should have a play this weekend!!

Julie Elli said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sue! Makes me want to visit Hawaii!!
Big hug
Julie Elli

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
This is one amazing card! I bet you had such fun creating it. Not sure I could be bothered gluing sand on though! Love the hammock, just wish I was lying in it.

Elaine I think you need an extra big hug today so there is one winging it's way to you. Hope all goes well tomorrow, thinking of you all.
CraftySue, that's just ridiculous, hope you have your mum's results by now.
Laine hope you are feeling better today, if you try the banana treatment I'd love to see a photo!
"P" thank goodness you were able to get a new pc sorted quickly, we don't realise just how much we depend on technology nowadays.
Myra it might have been a surprise visit but it was a lovely one!
Pam keep your chin up, one day the management might just wake up.
So glad Maureen is coming home tomorrow, she's had her nails painted red and Myra has christened her " the scarlet woman". We've also started calling her Peggy but that's another story!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What an inventive card and so totally unlike your usual samples, such a refreshing change. I adore the step formation, its the perfect platform for your fun, cheery Tropical Accessory dies. The plane flying overhead is fab, the hammock is cool and inviting and the cocktail is very tempting:-) They set the scene for an idyllic getaway in the tropics, a touch of escapism that definitely puts a smile on my face:-) that real sand on the card though Sue, just wondered because its so effective?
Well, my friends, thankyou for all your kind well wishes not just for me but for my Mum too, they're really appreciated...its a waiting game at the moment though, my Mum has a lump on her breast and is due her mammogram next Tuesday, we remain positive until told otherwise though, hopefully we will find out that afternoon because she sees the consultant also.
Had a friend over for a coffee this afternoon which is great when you have other stuff on your mind, it provides a welcome distraction......slight drawback though is that she hates cats and boy does Brodie torture her:-) He slinks around her legs, climbs onto the sofa next to her and tries to climb inside her handbag, all intended to irritate and make her as uncomfortable as possible, it's so funny to watch:-)
Pam, hope you haven't taken on too much too soon due to pressure from your work, hope you are feeling stronger and ready to face that daily grind. Sending hugsxxx
Elaine, I don't know whether to be sad that Andrew has missed another treatment, or glad because he will therefore be fitter to help Helen tomorrow at the funeral.....either way i hope that you all find the reserves to see you through what will be an emotionally difficult time. I am thinking of you all as always, with hugs winging there way to you tooxxx
Carmen, I won't spoil the surprise and reveal if my prediction before the finale was correct....even I'm not THAT cruel:-)....all that I will say is that it was a fitting, but sad end to what has been a fabulous series, hope you enjoy it!
Myra, excellent news about Maureen, George must be so relieved to have her home again:-) We can only hope that she has learned her lesson, the hard way, that gin at breakfast is not a nutritious start to the day!:-) Are you getting steadily excited about the meeting of the Naughty Nine? Not long to go now my dear:-)
Frances, glad that your hubby has made improvements since his illness, maybe a spot of light gardening during the better weather will help him improve further?
P, thinking of you and little Saffron every day, hope she is comfortable and happy, she's most definitely loved, that's for sure!:-)
Lynda, thanks for thinking about my Mum, I hope that you are well too and enjoying a bit of the Easter sunshine....lighter, brighter days always make you feel better:-) Hugs right back honeyxxx
Sending cuddles to all my blog besties, including Saba, Pam, Deb C, Norah, Wheely, Donita, Diane, Theresa, June, Tina, NanaTina, members of the Naughty Nine and anyone else in need of a big hugxxx

Crafty hugs


PS. I suppose I shouldn't leave out Yvonne, she knows my address and there would be recriminations guaranteed!:-)xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue well this is certainly a different style for you but looks like lots of fun and makes me want to book a sunny holiday!
Elaine sorry Andrew didn't get his treatment but at least he will be able to support Helen tomorrow I'm holding you all in my prayers
Pam do hope you are feeling better try not to overdo things at work
Laine sorry to hear that both you and your mother have been unwell and hoping all goes well for your mum next Tuesday
Sending good wishes to all

Eunice said...

Such a cute card Sue!!! Haven't tried a stepper card, but you may have just convinced me to give one a try!!!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a fun sunny card sue x its fantastic x
Theresa w xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun card, I am sure you enjoyed making this one.
I think It is totally out of your comfort zone OR should I say miles away from the cards you normally bring to us.,
But great, I LOVE IT.
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration, love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Vacation, vacation, vacation & lot of fun! This card ticks all the boxes for me! Wish to be on that beach, relaxing and enjoying my drink(s) or at least to get a card like this for my b-day! (With a plane ticket inside :) ,of course!)

Elaine - Special thoughts, prayers and hugs for Helen & Andrew and you.
Lynda – I sent an email asking when they will offer Sue’s new dies & stamps. Hopefully soon.
Laine – You have a lot on your plate right now. Sorry. I really hope everything to go well for your mum next Tuesday.
Saba – I know that there are things you can't control. The more I think about getting that order the more excited I am. I wish to find it tomorrow in my mail box!
Pam – we had a training last year (a total of 10 sessions, an hour each) about Communication, Listening, Dealing w Difficult People, etc.etc. All managers had to get this training as well. I found “funny” that nothing was related to them, only to the rest of us. The lady, who conducted this training, by coincidence, is Romanian. At the end of the last session I asked, out of curiosity, if she really believes all this b____ t she presented. She told me that one of our Directors decided what each section should be about and she wasn’t allowed to mention anything about bad managers & management, favoritism, etc. Conclusion: The Managers are perfect, we are the problem. And replaceable, as our GM mentioned in his first speech when he got the job!

Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

DeCor said...

A great card. Love all the action b going on.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue fun card idea
Denise x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Great stepper card and thank you for the dimensions as usual x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This looks such fun. Great card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Rosie said...

Vow Sue, your card is absolutely stunning. Not seen you make a stepper card before, but i love it. You can almost feel the glorious sun shine....Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Very tropical and certainly one for our climate.

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Viki Banaszak said...

I'll take the hammock for 20 years nap. LOL I love it. This looks so restful.

julie laz said...

Wow fab card, big hugs Julie xxx